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Forum: back alley's In The Bag 1 Day Ago
Replies: 42
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Posted By davidnewtonguitars
I'm only posting here so I can see if my...

I'm only posting here so I can see if my signature is upsetting to anyone.
I deleted the Leica M2 & Zorki-1 camera, the 7Artisans 35/f2 & Canon 35/f2 lenses so I wouldn't look so gear headed.
Thanks!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 5,107
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Hey! There is a whole thread for this: "shooting...

Hey! There is a whole thread for this: "shooting the shooter"
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Week Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 3,399
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
I have no anger at all, I don't know how you read...

I have no anger at all, I don't know how you read that. I am just a film camera only photographer, and a simple one at that, and the hybrid nature of RFF is only a slight bother.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Week Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 3,399
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
I wish there was a "film only" photography forum,...

I wish there was a "film only" photography forum, and "film vs digital" threads were outlawed. There would be a lot fewer threads and posts and pictures to sort through, weeding out the digital...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,096
Views: 238,256
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
You always have good photos Rick, I especially...

You always have good photos Rick, I especially like your pistols.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 2,468
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
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Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 5,107
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
One thing I learned this October is I'm going to...

One thing I learned this October is I'm going to move the Zorki 3m along, don't like how it handles. I'm taking the Zorki 1 up again, with the Canon 35, and the little Industar 22.

This one is is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 863
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Wow! What a great start to a thread.

Wow! What a great start to a thread.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,119
Views: 392,884
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
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Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 863
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
This is good, thanks! 7artisans 3.5cm/f2 I love...

This is good, thanks!

7artisans 3.5cm/f2 I love how this lens handles on the M2. I'm not exactly sure it has any "character", or am I supposed to supply that when I shoot it? It doesn't really...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,354
Views: 267,614
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Double marked Zorki 1, loaded w/ Kodak 5222....

Double marked Zorki 1, loaded w/ Kodak 5222. Canon 35/f2 & Metrocase finder. Won't exactly slip into my jeans pocket, but since it has gotten cool in Texas, fits the coat pocket just fine. Sunshine...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 5,107
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Now this is cool!

Now this is cool!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 255
Views: 27,230
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Thanks Guth, great shots from the shop.

Thanks Guth, great shots from the shop.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
+1 Youxin serviced my lens with "almost" this...

+1 Youxin serviced my lens with "almost" this same defect.
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 657
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
For an old car guy, Bonneville is heaven. Thanks...

For an old car guy, Bonneville is heaven. Thanks for the pictures. I love Rat Speedsters.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 103
Views: 3,484
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Loving this...

Loving this...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 255
Views: 27,230
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Thanks Robert. I can build guitars, but your...

Thanks Robert. I can build guitars, but your pictures tell stories.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 255
Views: 27,230
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
I said I would tell my Bill Collings story...

I said I would tell my Bill Collings story here:
In 1975 I set up a guitar shop in my brother's living room in Beaumont, TX. I was searching around for local guitar builders and connected with Bill,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 255
Views: 27,230
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Recent video shoot for my latest guitar. Why...

Recent video shoot for my latest guitar.


Why not let this thread be our "guitar cafe" ? It will save confusion on my part for sure!
...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 3,510
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Thanks lynnb for the quick explanation. I guess I...

Thanks lynnb for the quick explanation. I guess I will try a roll sometime, but no rush.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 3,510
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
I think an iso 80 film will be a great new...

I think an iso 80 film will be a great new choice!
Since I don't know the difference between a Pan film and an Ortho film, I'm hoping it will look like Pan F 50, but with a bit more speed.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 5,107
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Thanks! In spite of poor processing too.

Thanks! In spite of poor processing too.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 5,107
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Finally finished the roll in the Zorki 3m,...

Finally finished the roll in the Zorki 3m, Summitar, HP5 in Rodinal stand, of all...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Here is a page to look at, it may help...

Here is a page to look at, it may help you.
http://justinlow.com/articles/repair-leica-summitar
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 255
Views: 27,230
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
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This is my latest build: David Newton Guitars 2019
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-15-2019
Replies: 696
Views: 87,810
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-12-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,715
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
The M2 is almost noiseless, but I can feel the...

The M2 is almost noiseless, but I can feel the shutter actuate through the button. I like that.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-12-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,116
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Wife & I visited the Houston MFA this week and...

Wife & I visited the Houston MFA this week and apart from the host of oil painting the size of a house, I was most struck with the intimate photos of Josef Sudek of Prague, from the 30's. They caused...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-11-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 5,107
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
The Zorki 3M is loaded, but I can't seem to put...

The Zorki 3M is loaded, but I can't seem to put down the M2. Take that !! Kruschev.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-10-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Josef Sudek photos in Houston

Saw a nice wall-full of original prints by Czech photographer Josef Sudek (1896-1976) at the Houston museum of fine arts near the cafe entrance. Most were silver gelatin, but some were Carbon...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,451
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
When I rejoined the film resurgence in 2015 I...

When I rejoined the film resurgence in 2015 I bought a Zorki I, it is still clacking, but I don't run as many rolls thru it as I used to.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-29-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 629
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
The Kalt plastic ones are wack, the material used...

The Kalt plastic ones are wack, the material used for the seal unwinds threads all over the place in the camera. Get the steel ones from Freestyle, much better.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-26-2019
Replies: 214
Views: 26,462
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-26-2019
Replies: 1,345
Views: 340,174
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
My photo partner son Dylan. Leica M2 7A 3.5cm...

My photo partner son Dylan. Leica M2 7A 3.5cm Kodak 5222 in ID-11
Vanderpool, TX



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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-26-2019
Replies: 973
Views: 152,748
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Vanderpool, Tx Leica M2 7A 3.5cm Kodak 5222,...

Vanderpool, Tx Leica M2 7A 3.5cm Kodak 5222, ID11


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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 3,820
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Hi Godfrey, son's first roll and mine both were...

Hi Godfrey, son's first roll and mine both were 35mm, had the undeveloped edges, which is not really an issue, but it may point to the reason for the uneven development along the roll in various...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2019
Replies: 2,119
Views: 392,884
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Leica M2 7artisans 3.5 at iso 200 in...

Leica M2 7artisans 3.5 at iso 200 in ID11

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Beautiful! This is the tonality that I want! What iso are these...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 3,820
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Now I'm not so sure about the Lab-box. The...

Now I'm not so sure about the Lab-box. The extreme edges of the film are undeveloped in spots, not that affects the image, but the images have wavy streaks along one side, and places that appear...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-26-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,957
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
So rocket science is a real thing?

So rocket science is a real thing?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-24-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 3,804
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Leica M2 7A 3.5/f2 kodak 5222 in ID11 The road...

Leica M2 7A 3.5/f2 kodak 5222 in ID11

The road between Leaky and Vanderpool Tx


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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-24-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 3,820
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
First effort with my son's lab-box (green lid...

First effort with my son's lab-box (green lid colorway) was a success. He chose a mis-exposed roll of 135 PanF50 shot at 200. We learned the lick-n-stick method of film extraction (genius) and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,578
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
As an amateur, if I can't do it with one camera...

As an amateur, if I can't do it with one camera and one lens, then I'm just playing with gear. Playing with gear is a great hobby, but it isn't photography.
So I waffle between the two hobbies.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-18-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,397
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Hey Sanders, I like your Insta, do you step up...

Hey Sanders, I like your Insta, do you step up and ask for permission to take a shot? Nice!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-18-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,397
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
At first I was tempted to call a troll, having...

At first I was tempted to call a troll, having been one in the past (not here, over on "guitars") but held back, then called "not a troll, an excited almost owner, remorseful before the fact, and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-18-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Thanks tuna. I was looking to get a 35mm with...

Thanks tuna. I was looking to get a 35mm with WLF, to try. The one I am looking at, not in hand, seems to be in exc condition, and the finder seems very clear and bright. What is the main complaint?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-17-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Praktica FX2 anyone shoot one?

I am considering a Praktica F.X2 with Meyer Gorlitz 3.5 / f4.5
Does any RFF member have experience with this model?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-16-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Summit's wrong with your Summitar, here's...

Summit's wrong with your Summitar, here's mine.


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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-15-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
How close can 2 lenses be? I will guess the same...

How close can 2 lenses be?
I will guess the same as Mack, the Summitar can be very sharp, mine is, and the Serenar can be cloudy, or so I understand.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
That was groovy, thanks!

That was groovy, thanks!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,087
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Back in the "only film" days, I shot high-school...

Back in the "only film" days, I shot high-school football on Friday night with a Rolleiflex & electronic flash. I was happy with one usable shot per roll. Sometimes, if it wasn't for cheerleaders, I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-23-2019
Replies: 528
Views: 47,182
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Leica m2, Canon 3.5cm f2 ltm. Green-ish...

Leica m2, Canon 3.5cm f2 ltm.
Green-ish underexposed areas, guess what film?


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Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 08-20-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 834
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Thanks for pointing us to a great, and detailed...

Thanks for pointing us to a great, and detailed review of a camera that I never knew existed. The back-stories that usually only collectors of rarities like this know, and that this high-end camera...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-20-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 2,925
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
When I was foolishly shooting only one camera &...

When I was foolishly shooting only one camera & film I had no problem. Now I either put the film box end in the cold shoe, or paper tape on the base. I need to get some better paper tape, what I have...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-16-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 178,980
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-16-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 178,980
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-16-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 3,804
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Into the...

Into the woods.


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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-10-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 3,804
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
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Following the Sabine/Neches Waterway in East Texas to the end of land where it meets the Gulf...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-10-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 776
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
I bought a car once, and soon after driving it...

I bought a car once, and soon after driving it off the lot a loud rattling came from under the hood. I complained to the dealer, but he said "they all do that".
It could be the same with Leicas?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-06-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 868
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Don't do it if you are going to sell it, you...

Don't do it if you are going to sell it, you won't recoup the cost of the repair.

When you sell it, the new owner can have it done to his satisfaction, CLA, repaint, new rangefinder mirror, frame...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-03-2019
Replies: 255
Views: 27,230
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
People tell me all the time, you need more than...

People tell me all the time, you need more than one guitars.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-01-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 6,579
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Thanks, I tend to work slowly, so loading and...

Thanks, I tend to work slowly, so loading and rewinding is no problem.
Believe it or not, because of working on so many other's guitars, and my own building projects, I am really a "one guitar" guy.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-31-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 6,579
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
I have only ever had a M2, besides the barnacks....

I have only ever had a M2, besides the barnacks. Should I want one of the M4's? I'm only interested in 35mm & 50mm framelines.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
"Amazing photographs that capture everyday life...

"Amazing photographs that capture everyday life of New Yorkers at the turn of the 19th century"

New Yorkers sure jump a lot in everyday life!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-29-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
It's hard to imagine that this would work...

It's hard to imagine that this would work consistently, but then, I don't play golf.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-28-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 347
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
My opinion of Zorki 4 is that they have weak...

My opinion of Zorki 4 is that they have weak parts. I like the Zorki 3M better, and the Zorki 1's best.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 6,150
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
I will NOT buy another camera in the next 12...

I will NOT buy another camera in the next 12 months, and I hope it will be an MP...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-28-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Welcome Mike, you have found your home! I love to...

Welcome Mike, you have found your home!
I love to churn FSU cameras, and my current "keepers" are a Zorki-Zorki and a Zorki 3M. They work way better than you would expect based on the cost of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-26-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
I use tape. Have Ixmoo and Filca become delicate...

I use tape. Have Ixmoo and Filca become delicate collectibles?

I just checked, both Ixmoo and Filca have gone down in price since I bought mine a few years ago.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-26-2019
Replies: 9,057
Views: 889,816
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Bought the Voigtlander 35mm f2, used, for a great...

Bought the Voigtlander 35mm f2, used, for a great price, from the Head Bartender, thanks Steven!
Also a double handful of reusable metal 35mm film casettes from Freestyle after finding the plastic...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-26-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
I have only messed a bit with night photography...

I have only messed a bit with night photography so here I am only thinking while typing: could it be "reciprocity" failure? Some films have it (long exposure toleration) and some don't.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 3,820
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
My young son & I both shoot B&W film, I bulk load...

My young son & I both shoot B&W film, I bulk load cassettes and process in a 4 roll tank, every few weeks, 8-10 rolls. I am very frugal, use 1+1 D76, water stop bath, and keep count of how many rolls...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-17-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Careful buying from the Chinese seller, not a...

Careful buying from the Chinese seller, not a good feedback.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 3,206
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
A lower-cost Leica MP with 35/50 frame lines on...

A lower-cost Leica MP with 35/50 frame lines on one viewfinder, no switching of frames could cost less. If they changed the curtains to metal, that could be a useful upgrade.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-08-2019
Replies: 255
Views: 27,230
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Great Band pictures! Oh yes, guitars. Thanks guys.

Great Band pictures! Oh yes, guitars. Thanks guys.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 15,654
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Finally! Someone willing to maintain some...

Finally! Someone willing to maintain some discipline in their own thread.
Mine is an M2 & 3.5cm lens.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-06-2019
Replies: 255
Views: 27,230
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Thanks for the nice words! Looks like the Taylor...

Thanks for the nice words! Looks like the Taylor factory?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-27-2019
Replies: 620
Views: 143,815
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-27-2019
Replies: 620
Views: 143,815
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Leica IIIc /...

Leica IIIc / Summitar


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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-26-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 997
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Sorry Erik, my question was to the OP.

Sorry Erik, my question was to the OP.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-26-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 997
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Are you certain the lens is a M? Could it be an...

Are you certain the lens is a M? Could it be an LTM with an adapter that is not made well?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-25-2019
Replies: 136
Views: 49,178
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
This lens continues to impress! Recently I bought...

This lens continues to impress!
Recently I bought the 7-Artisans 35 F2 M and with this roll of PanF-50 I shot mostly the new lens, and finished the last 5 or 6 exposures with the Canon 35 f2 ltm....
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-25-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,206
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
I bought all my FSU cameras & lenses from a...

I bought all my FSU cameras & lenses from a camera tech in Kiev, who became an ebay seller when the selling got good. Everything was serviced by him, his word is his bond, and so far, no lemons....
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 06-24-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
There is a good post on Kosmo Foto (with a link...

There is a good post on Kosmo Foto (with a link to the original post on another blog) about how bad a lens can be and still perform well. Spoiler alert, it is a multiple-cracked middle...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-24-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,145
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Focus? We don't need no stinkin' focus!

Focus? We don't need no stinkin' focus!
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 7,304
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
My old rowboat. Can you believe my wife keeps...

My old rowboat. Can you believe my wife keeps asking why I haven't taken it away. I have probably taken a hundred pictures of...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-20-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,540
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
No one here will fault you for pulling the ad,...

No one here will fault you for pulling the ad, "cough." So since we are talking about your camera, and its condition, the curtains have that dry look to my eyes, so the new owner will get a cla for...
Forum: Travel 06-19-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 934
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
I traveled to Nebraska last eclipse, had a great...

I traveled to Nebraska last eclipse, had a great time! Since I knew that there would be many, many great pictures available that would be much better than what I could do, I concentrated on all the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 6,579
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
I like black ok, but am I weird if I prefer...

I like black ok, but am I weird if I prefer chrome? Like there is only one reason I'm weird.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-18-2019
Replies: 546
Views: 68,281
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-18-2019
Replies: 546
Views: 68,281
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
This thread is similar but different than "The...

This thread is similar but different than "The Look" (the EYE!) where the original intent was the look of disapproval when shooting people in public, and they don't like it. In this one it seems more...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-17-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 6,363
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Chris, I do remember you stated that the factory...

Chris, I do remember you stated that the factory speeds and times were better as a "starting point" than the Massive Dev. Chart. Sorry for the major "misquote"

I find it interesting that, with this...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Chris, you have been a proponent of using factory...

Chris, you have been a proponent of using factory speeds and timings, and I agree. Why now do you give Ilford's chart on Pan F 50 the turn-over? Is this an error on Ilfords part?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2019
Replies: 698
Views: 157,133
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Leica M2 / 7artisans 35/2, PanF 50 in ID11...

Leica M2 / 7artisans 35/2, PanF 50 in ID11 1+1
This is surprising for a iso 50 film. Handheld, but braced, in subdued...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2019
Replies: 698
Views: 157,133
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Leica M2 / 7artisans 35/2, PanF 50 in ID11...

Leica M2 / 7artisans 35/2, PanF 50 in ID11 1+1
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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
I just yesterday dev'd my first 4 rolls of Pan F...

I just yesterday dev'd my first 4 rolls of Pan F 50, 1 roll shot in M2, using a handheld meter, and 3 rolls in M6ttl. ID11 1+1 8.5 min. Not thin, plenty of density, especially in the M6, but I tend...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-15-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,705
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
So I also shot a roll of C-41 before sealing, and...

So I also shot a roll of C-41 before sealing, and the leaks show as red. Per another "leak thread" a red (orange) leak indicates the leak is from behind the film.
After doing my sealing job, I shot a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2019
Replies: 698
Views: 157,133
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
New film for me, Ilford Pan F 50 Fishermen at...

New film for me, Ilford Pan F 50 Fishermen at Sabine ship channel.


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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-14-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,223
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
If I carry my camera on a ride, I change my head...

If I carry my camera on a ride, I change my head from "go fast" to "go slow". I only "carry" 10 or 20 percent of my rides, so when I carry, the point of the ride is to shoot film. Being a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-14-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 751
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Our kitchen is my developing lab, and I have made...

Our kitchen is my developing lab, and I have made the decision not to stink it up with c-41 chemistry.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 06-13-2019
Replies: 497
Views: 149,556
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
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Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-13-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 7,157
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
This is a stunning portrait!

This is a stunning portrait!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-13-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,223
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
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Forum: Photography General Interest 06-13-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 11,833
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
If my vision doesn't change, the 35mm lens, if it...

If my vision doesn't change, the 35mm lens, if it has good sharpness, should do it. As long as the camera body works well, I am happy with that. What the future is, who knows? I don't think there is...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-12-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Yeah! Nice group!

Yeah! Nice group!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-12-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,632
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Thank you Ko.Fe. I have some drafting Mylar film...

Thank you Ko.Fe. I have some drafting Mylar film that I think may work.
So I watched the official 7artsians lens adjustment video and it said to focus the rangefinder on an object at infinity and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-11-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,223
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
I can't imagine carrying my camera in a handlebar...

I can't imagine carrying my camera in a handlebar bag. After each ride I would have to search in the bag for the screws that fell out, and re-align the rangefinder.
I use a cheap leather shoulder bag...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-11-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,632
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
It came with the chart and sort of instructions...

It came with the chart and sort of instructions for digital camera use. I am pretty dense. The only vids I found were for digital also.
Thanks, I will try searching again.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 3,013
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
This is great! Does Leica make gaffer tape? I...

This is great! Does Leica make gaffer tape? I only use Leica accessories on my camera.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-11-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,632
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
I got this lens for the M2, and have shot it for...

I got this lens for the M2, and have shot it for exactly 2 rolls. How would I go about testing it to see if the focus needs to be adjusted? What would be a procedure to use?
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 3,013
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Black cameras are ok, but being from the 50's I...

Black cameras are ok, but being from the 50's I like chrome. I like a few "nice camera!" comments, it reminds me one of the reason I have loved photography for so long is the beauty of the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 4,471
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Fresh Film! Great news! I never used Acros, but I...

Fresh Film! Great news! I never used Acros, but I will get 100' if it is reasonable. Don't worry Ilford, I won't forget you ever.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-10-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,335
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
I "found" another camera since I wrote that, but...

I "found" another camera since I wrote that, but I put it back in the drawer.

You should try a IIIc, most SM Leica for the money.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-09-2019
Replies: 1,354
Views: 267,614
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Thanks! I bought the Summitar for a (gone) Leica...

Thanks! I bought the Summitar for a (gone) Leica IIIc, I like its character. It is a heavy lens but it happens to balance well on the 3M. I like to "churn" FSU cameras because they are easier on the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-09-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,335
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
I got a nice Summitar a couple of years ago for...

I got a nice Summitar a couple of years ago for $300. It needed some haze removed but opening them up for a cursory clean and lube is a piece of cake. There is a good tutorial online.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-09-2019
Replies: 1,354
Views: 267,614
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
This is a cool, fairly scarce FSU, Zorki 3M, now...

This is a cool, fairly scarce FSU, Zorki 3M, now wearing a spiffy Summitar, fitting and focusing well. This will be my knock-about combo when I'm riding the bike. The only thing that is weird, it is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-09-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 545
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Thanks so far guys! It may take more than a...

Thanks so far guys! It may take more than a little encouragement to take the plunge, but I'm all ears.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-08-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 545
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
FPP C-41 Development Kit

I'm thinking about making a mistake and start developing C-41 film, like I have so much time on my hands. Has anyone tried this kit, or is it too new for...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-07-2019
Replies: 136
Views: 49,178
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-06-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,862
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
So this order of 13 rolls of c-41 took 19 days...

So this order of 13 rolls of c-41 took 19 days from when my credit card was charged until the scans hit the drop box, much less than the 30 days it had taken on the previous order.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 840
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
I sold a few cameras and lenses a few months ago...

I sold a few cameras and lenses a few months ago to partially fund a college graduation present for my son. I offered to buy him a better used car, but he said he wanted to keep driving his "beater"...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 840
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Don't talk about it, just hurry and do it before...

Don't talk about it, just hurry and do it before everyone who is talking about it does it and floods the market and prices plummet.

Then buy a M6ttl and an MP at bargain basement prices.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-05-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,275
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Great job Colton, we are so happy you have this...

Great job Colton, we are so happy you have this recognition. Were you able to offer your work for sale there?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-05-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,862
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
All c-41 The price and quality is fine, a 2 week...

All c-41 The price and quality is fine, a 2 week turn around would be acceptable. They charged my card as soon as they received my film, and I am counting calendar days since they received the film.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-05-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,862
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Loading images to the gallery is more difficult...

Loading images to the gallery is more difficult than it should be. Make it easy and it will flourish.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-04-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 10,539
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
It has been 4 years, I wonder if the OP has made...

It has been 4 years, I wonder if the OP has made his decision yet?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-04-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,862
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Does anyone have experience with MEMPHIS FILM...

Does anyone have experience with MEMPHIS FILM LAB, a mail order only company? https://www.memphisfilmlab.org/
It is taking about a month turnaround of 12-15 rolls of c41 & scans for Austin based...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-04-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,206
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
If you can wait until a good III, a thru c, is...

If you can wait until a good III, a thru c, is available on the classifieds here, stated to be in excellent running condition, you will be well served. The f is a different beast because of the flash...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-03-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1,181
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
I reported in MY M2 light leak thread (wish the...

I reported in MY M2 light leak thread (wish the M2 leak threads could all be merged) that when I tape the back door the leak disappears. Since I don't want to have to tape up the door at every film...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-03-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Yes these are from a British television series,...

Yes these are from a British television series, not too old. Not cable, we watch connected, and subscribe to Prime.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 06-02-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 13,309
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Matt, absolutely love the pictures you have taken...

Matt, absolutely love the pictures you have taken with the Sears 35rf, what a story!
But even more than that, how did you ever drag up this old thread?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-02-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 858
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
If you press and turn the shutter release button...

If you press and turn the shutter release button it locks the button in release mode and the transport will turn and turn...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 06-02-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 37,444
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
On the Prime network: Murder rooms, Mysteries of...

On the Prime network: Murder rooms, Mysteries of the Real Sherlock Holmes season 1: "The Photographer's Chair"
Not so much a particular camera, but a view camera used to take portraits, the subject...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-01-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 919
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
That's funny, and true. There are quite a few...

That's funny, and true. There are quite a few "guitar guys" here at RFF, myself one. We travel in a lot of the same schools, watches, guitars, bicycles, anything shiny with lots of moving parts...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-01-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,722
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
I bought a container of lithium, synthetic,...

I bought a container of lithium, synthetic, non-migrating helical grease for a few dollars, it should last a lifetime of lens...
Forum: Travel 06-01-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Great! What else can I say, but I need more...

Great!
What else can I say, but I need more characters.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-31-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
You will be able to source a screw very easily....

You will be able to source a screw very easily. Gluing the selector in place will be adding insult to injury.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,090
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
This has been going on far too long. One is not...

This has been going on far too long. One is not "better", they are beautiful tools for a specific user, and will be chosen for their particular features.

The M2 is for me because I prefer a 35mm...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-30-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Yes tighten the tiny screw, but you will need a...

Yes tighten the tiny screw, but you will need a tiny screwdriver. Firmly, but do not over-tighten.

Then wind up the shutter, lift and turn the selector counter-clockwise as far as it will go and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-30-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,705
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
And here I am a little over a year later with the...

And here I am a little over a year later with the same light leak. This is again stitched together from 2 adjacent frames scanned. On fast film on sunny days, not every frame, but many.
I taped over...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-29-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Good TV!

On the Prime network: Mysteries of the Real Sherlock Holmes season 1: "The Photographer's Chair"
The critics report "I really like those photographs" (son, photographer)
"Good story" and "the culprit...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-29-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,856
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
I have just had my first outing with this lens on...

I have just had my first outing with this lens on the M2, it handles better than any other 35 that I have. For some reason I got a $20 discount at B&H with Paypal. I took quite a few shots at...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-29-2019
Replies: 213
Views: 24,331
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Love this one! Like I am standing there.

Love this one! Like I am standing there.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-27-2019
Replies: 232
Views: 48,811
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
On a photo outing, before I take pictures I take...

On a photo outing, before I take pictures I take a general reading in the area I am going to shoot, think about the situations I'll be in, choose my settings and put the meter away. I only re-meter...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-26-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,183
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Really it depends on the individual camera...

Really it depends on the individual camera weather or not you need to trim. I have had several bottom loaders that had no problem with short leaders, even leaders cut square across, like bulk loaded...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-24-2019
Replies: 3,588
Views: 910,951
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
I love this picture and I don't know why!

I love this picture and I don't know why!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-23-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 848
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
There are 2 separate curtains, one for "at rest"...

There are 2 separate curtains, one for "at rest" the other "cocked".
One of them may be leaking, and you may be able to see it in a dark room with a torch if you are in the UK, a flashlight in the US.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-23-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
I never thought of money laundering as the reason...

I never thought of money laundering as the reason one roll of gaffer tape was priced at over a thousand dollars on amazon.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-21-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,454
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Great rant!

Great rant!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-21-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 937
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
The only thing I don't like about it is the meter...

The only thing I don't like about it is the meter is non-working. At $885, compared to an M3, 2, 4, the price is right, and you get a one-of-a-kind camera.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-18-2019
Replies: 1,345
Views: 340,174
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-18-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
How is too much developer as bad as too little?...

How is too much developer as bad as too little? I've been using a 4 reel tank with an inch of developer over the top reel for several years and never had any issues.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-18-2019
Replies: 696
Views: 87,810
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
This group on a recent outing at the fishing...

This group on a recent outing at the fishing pier, love fishing...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-18-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Thanks! My neighborhood.

Thanks! My neighborhood.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-18-2019
Replies: 495
Views: 93,477
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-18-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
I normally use a 4 reel 135 tank and have never...

I normally use a 4 reel 135 tank and have never had this problem, 4, 135 reels still have about 1.5 inches left to the top, and I try to fill the tank with dev. I will use this tank for a single...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-17-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Thanks! The reels on this 1955 Nikor go all the...

Thanks! The reels on this 1955 Nikor go all the way to the lip of the tank, I will be sure to fill it to overflowing next time.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-17-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Dark clouds rising

What do you think? HP5+ in D76, fresh batch 1+1. Dev in a SS 2 reel tank, pretty sure this roll was the uppermost reel. I feel sure the tank was full of soup, but it is a new to me tank. The other...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 628
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
I like to give prints to people of whom I have...

I like to give prints to people of whom I have taken photographs. Even the 4x6 and 5x7 inkjet prints look better than the things that I can post online.
But as a person who wears a camera as jewelry,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-16-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 848
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Start with the easy things. Load a roll of 400,...

Start with the easy things. Load a roll of 400, and tape off the back door, on a bright day take a series of shots, note the exposures. Untape the back door in series, note the exposures for each....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-16-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,711
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
"Lazy Hipsters"?? I know quite a few hipsters,...

"Lazy Hipsters"?? I know quite a few hipsters, give them a break, they are working hard at it!
If there is any future in film photography it will have come from them.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-14-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 583
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
"Color as B&W" Fujicolor 200 in D76 Heavy...

"Color as B&W" Fujicolor 200 in D76

Heavy overcast snow day in Texas.
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Forum: Photography General Interest 05-14-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,445
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Make sure to pick a camera that will last at...

Make sure to pick a camera that will last at least a year!
If it doesn't you will have to buy more gear.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-13-2019
Replies: 363
Views: 107,982
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Welta...

Welta Welti


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Forum: Travel 05-13-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,189
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Great thread! Waiting for more.

Great thread! Waiting for more.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-08-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 781
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Lomography Potsdam Kino

It is very hard to wade through the deep verbage of Lomo's pages. Does anyone know what this film...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-08-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,289
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Does what HCB did, what camera, how he held it,...

Does what HCB did, what camera, how he held it, which lens, which film, how he saw his world, how he chose his subject, how he composed, how he handled processing, does it all matter?
It sure the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-02-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,245
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
I have been trying to make this be my Komrad...

I have been trying to make this be my Komrad since I got it, but it is resisting joining the cause. Needs to be...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-01-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
I like articles and stories like this, and was...

I like articles and stories like this, and was watching a story where a person researched aerial photos from WWI along the Western Front, and re-flying the identical route, and finding many features...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-30-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,651
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
DHL delivered the M6 on time and without any...

DHL delivered the M6 on time and without any notification of any extra fees. The included paperwork specified "used film camera" and the box was unopened. In searching about DHL it seems the request...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-30-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 876
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
I know nothing about the Elmarit, but I know that...

I know nothing about the Elmarit, but I know that for us film Leica users, third-party techs are what we have to rely on. Leica techs are trained on current production products, but they put their...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-30-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,128
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
No, I'm not ready. May is too busy of a month to...

No, I'm not ready. May is too busy of a month to add another project. I tried to sell both my FSU cameras just last week, no interest ( I did sell my nice J8 though) so now I have only bodies. You...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-28-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 11,578
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
ID11 dry kits make 5 liters. You have 5 liter...

ID11 dry kits make 5 liters. You have 5 liter bottles in Europe?!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-27-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Colton, what part of the Zorki is needing...

Colton, what part of the Zorki is needing service? There are many things that most any camera repair person could take care of, shutter curtain replacement maybe best to find a specialist.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-25-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 396
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Then a double welcome to you here!

Then a double welcome to you here!
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-25-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,651
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Thank you very much for this!

Thank you very much for this!
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-25-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,651
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Thanks. I think that the seller in Japan may use...

Thanks. I think that the seller in Japan may use DHL or one of the "broker-shippers" if the item is expensive, as the TTL is about $2,300, and may incur duties because it may be above the "threshold"...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-25-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,651
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
I have bought many items from Japan and in the...

I have bought many items from Japan and in the US, have never had a duty. What does DHL do differently from all the others, USPS for example, that causes duties? I am wondering because I just bought...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 04-24-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 26,117
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Since it has to be "bang for the buck" the 35 f2...

Since it has to be "bang for the buck" the 35 f2 LTM "Japanese cron" has to do, and it does!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-23-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Sorry no responses yet, I'm dying to know if this...

Sorry no responses yet, I'm dying to know if this is an anomaly, or what, so bump this to page 1.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-20-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,862
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
You know you can buy buy today, buggy whips from...

You know you can buy buy today, buggy whips from many sources, and in multiple styles? That is about 120 years after they were worrying about it in the forums of the day.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-19-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 4,738
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
My interest is mostly pictures of people. I love...

My interest is mostly pictures of people. I love a crowded street festival most, because people are more open to being photographed, and I can usually move in.

I was enjoying the videos of Eduardo...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-18-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,213
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Great article, but it isn't about the camera is...

Great article, but it isn't about the camera is it? it is about the pictures.
Do you go out and choose your scene, and yell "all you people, just move out of the frame for a moment please!" ? It is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-18-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 688
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Squat-thrust 36 times per roll! Enjoy his stuff.

Squat-thrust 36 times per roll! Enjoy his stuff.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-14-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 535
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
While you are in there, before loading the test...

While you are in there, before loading the test roll, cross your fingers and check for film chips that could be fouling the curtain travel path.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-14-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,001
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
I have tried enough cameras to settle on one that...

I have tried enough cameras to settle on one that seems to capture most of the pictures that appeal to me. It only makes sense to concentrate my limited photography time using that camera.
GAS lies...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-11-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,075
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Man, I would love to own a string of Yaks....

Man, I would love to own a string of Yaks. Imagine the kids who would come to ride them!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-08-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
I'm shopping TTL's and seems I'm not seeing dots...

I'm shopping TTL's and seems I'm not seeing dots on all of them. Is the dot on the wound-up shutter, or can you meter without winding?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-08-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
I passed on this one, thanks. Why do some M6ttl...

I passed on this one, thanks.
Why do some M6ttl have a white spot, and most of them don't?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-08-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 661
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
David I agree with you, I would rather repair...

David I agree with you, I would rather repair than scrap, generally. But the price of an excellent condition Zorki or Fed, newly serviced by a UKR camera tech, guaranteed & shipped, is often less...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-04-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
M6ttl spot on curtain

This M6ttl that I am watching has a spot on the curtain, on the other side is the white spot that the meter uses. Is this fading of the cloth a worry? I have never seen it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
My Mom, who was the family photographer, used a...

My Mom, who was the family photographer, used a Hawkeye Flash, and WWII-time, a Kodak folder. Wonderful photos of the time.
There are a few Hawkeye 120's to be found, but mostly 620's. I hear you can...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 11,833
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Camera & 3.5cm on a strap. Roll of film in one...

Camera & 3.5cm on a strap. Roll of film in one pocket, light meter in the shirt pocket with a pen, wallet in the back pocket, keys in the other. Any more than that and I'm overloaded and confused.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-03-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 661
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Have you taken the lens & base cover off, and...

Have you taken the lens & base cover off, and without a film, just wind and fire over and over at all speeds, watching the curtains and bottom works? If it works over and over that way, you may be...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-02-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,054
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Sez: "Hipster-old-guy decides to go way around...

Sez: "Hipster-old-guy decides to go way around the block to get to the same place; I can be a chickmagnet for one more day!"
Forum: Travel 03-27-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
"Things to do in London" For me, in Texas, it...

"Things to do in London"
For me, in Texas, it would just "be there"!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-19-2019
Replies: 288
Views: 50,763
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Benjamin, instead of telling us, show a film...

Benjamin, instead of telling us, show a film picture you made.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-12-2019
Replies: 147
Views: 52,760
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
Elmar http://davidnewtonguitars.squarespace.com/...

Elmar


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Summitar


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Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-08-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By davidnewtonguitars
I like jazz, especially this era's, but I don't...

I like jazz, especially this era's, but I don't know the musicians except a few by name. This picture is evocative without knowing who they are, I love the dark club feel, and the obvious authority...
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