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Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-23-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,537
Posted By jbrianfoto
I'd like to see a Leicavit-DC offered :)

I'd like to see a Leicavit-DC offered :)
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-21-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,538
Posted By jbrianfoto
I ended up buying an older model iMac which has...

I ended up buying an older model iMac which has the 1394 port (that the CS8000 connects to). This was almost a year ago, the iMac cost me $200, but it just died, so I'm going to have to find another...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-18-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,780
Posted By jbrianfoto
I believe the R4 was built by Minolta - I've...

I believe the R4 was built by Minolta - I've owned 2 of them and they were both problematic - got rid of them quickly since I could not depend on them. R6 and 6.2 were made by Leica in Germany and...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 12-06-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 2,442
Posted By jbrianfoto
Epson P800 is my choice. It is an awesome...

Epson P800 is my choice. It is an awesome printer, is very effient with the ink (I'm still on the first set and have made probably 40 large prints (11X17, 17X22 and handful of 8.5X11). Razor sharp...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-22-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 6,614
Posted By jbrianfoto
When I saw the press release announcing this...

When I saw the press release announcing this camera I have to say I was disappointed - that brass color is not what I'd have chosen. A Black Paint M4 style body with a matched Leicavit MP - both...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 06-16-2017
Replies: 5,295
Views: 797,213
Posted By jbrianfoto
I like this one....

Kick - assed portrait. Well done.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 06-11-2017
Replies: 5,295
Views: 797,213
Posted By jbrianfoto
All shot with my M9M's. One with 35 Summicron...

All shot with my M9M's. One with 35 Summicron ASPH and the other an E46 28mm Elmarit.


http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e8/bluegrassharvest/Smoking%20Taxi%20Hack_zpsuwit5cka.jpg...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 06-11-2017
Replies: 5,295
Views: 797,213
Posted By jbrianfoto
Wow - really caught my attention....

Nice shot !

This one really made me stop and stare. Lots of questions in the image that I just can't solve. What's the back story?
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-26-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 6,225
Posted By jbrianfoto
Vince, your work is inspirational. Do you make...

Vince, your work is inspirational. Do you make your own prints or farm that out. All very beautifully exposed and presented. Also - how much time do you spend in Baltimore? I live in Fredericksburg,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-07-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 4,246
Posted By jbrianfoto
That can be taken car of by cutting a mask out of...

That can be taken car of by cutting a mask out of black construction paper and placing it around the negatives edges (leaving the boarders in view). I do that all the time, works like a champ.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-07-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 4,246
Posted By jbrianfoto
Hi Phil, In this case, with only one slice of...

Hi Phil, In this case, with only one slice of glass and the negative, how would you hold the neg down flat? Use some sort of tape maybe?

Thanks,
Jeromie
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-07-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 4,246
Posted By jbrianfoto
Hi Moodlover, Didn't have to do anything special...

Hi Moodlover,

Didn't have to do anything special - just loaded the vuescan software and connected my scanner wit hte supplied Nikon cable - worked first try.



I don't remember how much the kit...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-07-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 4,246
Posted By jbrianfoto
I have an CS8000 which was worked over by a...

I have an CS8000 which was worked over by a friend here in Northern Virginia - he has CLA'd many of this series of scanner (it's a hobby, not his profession). He said there are only a few common...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-29-2017
Replies: 962
Views: 190,936
Posted By jbrianfoto
Thanks !

Thanks, I really enjoy working in this darkroom. Up until the past few years good darkroom equipment was really easy to find - and cheap. I was fortunate enough to gather some really nice pieces...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-28-2017
Replies: 962
Views: 190,936
Posted By jbrianfoto
The enlarger and the flashes you see...

Hey there - thanks ! The bright light you see throughout the printing sequence is actually a light I rigged up with a foot switch to shine white light into my fixer tray. That way I don't have to...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-27-2017
Replies: 962
Views: 190,936
Posted By jbrianfoto
Wet-lab printing time lapse of me printing....

I don't knkow if this'll count as showing my latest darkroom prints - but it is a time lapse I rendered showing my most recent 8-hour printing session.

https://youtu.be/mqwFepAsl4c

Enjoy !
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-31-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 15,326
Posted By jbrianfoto
Wow, missing it already. Keep her full of film.

Wow, missing it already. Keep her full of film.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-29-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 12,201
Posted By jbrianfoto
I like the rangefinder focusing patches the best...

I like the rangefinder focusing patches the best so far. Very nice.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-19-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,393
Posted By jbrianfoto
Rotatrim trimmer - the kind with two support...

Rotatrim trimmer - the kind with two support rails. Industry standard for print trimming.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-09-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,510
Posted By jbrianfoto
I just bought an 8000 that had been completely...

I just bought an 8000 that had been completely serviced by a fellow here in Virginia who does it as a serious hobby. I used to have a 9000 and stupidly sold it 7 years ago. I have scans from back...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-12-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,639
Posted By jbrianfoto
I know this is an old thread, but I just happend...

I know this is an old thread, but I just happend by it and have something to offer;

I've had this happen to my Leicavit. The belt in likely not stretched, it has slipped out of it's clamp. If you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-08-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,598
Posted By jbrianfoto
Not taking anything away from this ingenious...

Not taking anything away from this ingenious photographer, but Dr. Harold Edgerton did it from a bomber aircraft in 1944;

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-06/06/harold-edgerton-legend-dday
Forum: DIYS Modifications 02-27-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 7,773
Posted By jbrianfoto
I LOVE this idea. I really, really hate the...

I LOVE this idea. I really, really hate the screen on digital cameras.

Have often dreamed of having enough money to get Leica to build me an M4 digital. No motor, still thumb wind to cock the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2016
Replies: 96
Views: 5,605
Posted By jbrianfoto
In 1997 I sold my M6 - I bought it in Chicago and...

In 1997 I sold my M6 - I bought it in Chicago and after sending it to Sherry Krauter for service she told me it was the 10th Leica M6 ever built. It didn't make it worth anything extra back then, but...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-18-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 2,446
Posted By jbrianfoto
Nicly engraved names on Leica M4

About 18 months ago I bought this BP M4 from eBay, I got it for what I considered a good deal for a BP Leica. Actually, it sat on eBay for months, so I contacted the dealer (Camera West) directly...
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-28-2015
Replies: 232
Views: 23,853
Posted By jbrianfoto
I'll be waiting (with my X-Pro1 still in hand) to...

I'll be waiting (with my X-Pro1 still in hand) to buy the X-Pro2 after the X-Pro3 is announced.
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-28-2015
Replies: 387
Views: 81,211
Posted By jbrianfoto
B/W with my X-Pro1 and 23mm f/1.4

These images are what I came back with this morning. I went out to shoot birds, but the fog had them all grounded. It's 70 degrees here.

I've known Mr. Newton for about 4 years. His family are thick...
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-22-2015
Replies: 724
Views: 202,677
Posted By jbrianfoto
Nice

This one works well. The magazine covering the face in the background is the clincher.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-07-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,853
Posted By jbrianfoto
That's even better :)

That's even better :)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-07-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,853
Posted By jbrianfoto
There is a military manual available on ebay that...

There is a military manual available on ebay that was used by Army technicians who were servicing M2's back when they were in the inventory. It provides all of the instructions on how to disassemble...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-05-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 7,049
Posted By jbrianfoto
I'd go with any of Jim Marshalls M4's too.

I'd go with any of Jim Marshalls M4's too.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2015
Replies: 8,900
Views: 868,144
Posted By jbrianfoto
Winogrand and aging film...

Winogrand felt that aging his film before he looked it over helped with the editing. I feel that way too - the passage of time removes me from the reasons I took certain images - makes some shots...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2015
Replies: 8,900
Views: 868,144
Posted By jbrianfoto
Old guitars

Makes me sick to think about all of the Les Pauls I bought and sold in high school (in the 1980's). Back then my Les Pauls were from the early 70's and late 60's. Even bought a 55 LP junior with a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2015
Replies: 8,900
Views: 868,144
Posted By jbrianfoto
A coke whore it was.....

I got rid of my 4800 because it snorted ink like a coke whore. After all was said and done the cost of ink (and the cleaning cycles) + the expensive German Etching paper I loved, made it impossible...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2015
Replies: 8,900
Views: 868,144
Posted By jbrianfoto
Size matters - so they say....

Yup - it's too heavy to hand hold, gonna save up my pennies to buy a Wimberley gimbal next.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-08-2015
Replies: 8,900
Views: 868,144
Posted By jbrianfoto
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e8/bluegrassharv...

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e8/bluegrassharvest/image.jpg1_zpsennalwm3.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/bluegrassharvest/media/image.jpg1_zpsennalwm3.jpg.html)

Here's my new 600mm f/4...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2015
Replies: 8,900
Views: 868,144
Posted By jbrianfoto
A 600mm f/4 Nikkor AI-S. Wanted one since High...

A 600mm f/4 Nikkor AI-S. Wanted one since High School in the 1980's - so I have one. For Bird photography mainly ;)
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-17-2015
Replies: 962
Views: 190,936
Posted By jbrianfoto
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7794/17760010966_e2...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7794/17760010966_e202e005e3_c.jpg

I like this shot a lot, looks like you did a great job of printing it despite not having an easel. Nice shot :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,795
Posted By jbrianfoto
BB King - RIP

The sun rises today on a world without BB King....

Here is my shot of the great, late BB King. Made at Wolf Trap Farm Park, Vienna, Virginia in 1996. Shot with an M4 and an 8-element 35mm...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-25-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,883
Posted By jbrianfoto
I have had them all, really love the F3HP alot. ...

I have had them all, really love the F3HP alot. I live in Fredericksburg, VA - if you wanna try one out before you buy it, I'll loan you my F3P - it has an MD-4. As a kit they really feel natural...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-15-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 3,395
Posted By jbrianfoto
I honestly can't shame you, I routinely have the...

I honestly can't shame you, I routinely have the film slip off my M4's after the first few frames. Been using these for 30 years and every time I load it's a crap shoot. I actually have thought...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-20-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 959
Posted By jbrianfoto
Bah HaHaHa! That made me smile.

Bah HaHaHa! That made me smile.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-20-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 959
Posted By jbrianfoto
Given the choice, I perfered my own germs vs...

Given the choice, I perfered my own germs vs unknown germs. :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-20-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 959
Posted By jbrianfoto
Yeah, by mostly it's all mine :)

Seasoning. Self made :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-20-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 959
Posted By jbrianfoto
101 Other uses for your Leica M4. #99. Sandwich platter.

At a debate tournament in Cary, NC today, I was getting ready to eat a sandwich my wife packed for me. There was no plate and I didn't trust the table. This body has a Leicavit, so when I flipped...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-13-2015
Replies: 395
Views: 74,198
Posted By jbrianfoto
Interesting poll. I hope it helps arm you with...

Interesting poll. I hope it helps arm you with good info for your talk. Will you keep us informed about how it goes?

Also, I know you didn't ask how many Leica's we own, but I wanna share anyway...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-25-2015
Replies: 864
Views: 146,087
Posted By jbrianfoto
Thanks everyone - now I have a couple of...

Thanks everyone - now I have a couple of options.

I will try the lensmount trick first though - Thanks !
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-25-2015
Replies: 864
Views: 146,087
Posted By jbrianfoto
Greetings all - Where in the US (East Coast...

Greetings all -

Where in the US (East Coast preferred) can I get my F3P fixed? Mine has a jammed AI coupling that I don't want to try to fix myself. Looking around the web really hasn't shown me...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-27-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,311
Posted By jbrianfoto
Nice shot!

Nice shot!
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-17-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 6,614
Posted By jbrianfoto
Thank you -

Wow doolittle - that was a kind thing to say. Thank you.

I sent a mounted copy of this print (and the story) to Jim's estate (addressed to Amelia Davis) - she wrote back a very kind note - said sh'e...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-17-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 6,614
Posted By jbrianfoto
I'll go look for it....

Very cool - I'll start looking for it - thanks for the heads-up !
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-10-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 6,614
Posted By jbrianfoto
The day I learned Jim had died I felt fortunate...

The day I learned Jim had died I felt fortunate to have met him and been able to tell him in person that his work mattered a great deal to me. I also learned a lesson that day; Don't put off trying...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-10-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 6,614
Posted By jbrianfoto
The Maniac-Genius - Jim Marshall; His influence on my photography...

.....and how I got to meet him.

http://i1148.photobucket.com/albums/o568/jbrianfoto/e3ec48f2-5073-436d-8a86-647890b6bb47_zpse9ed723f.jpg...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-19-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 4,234
Posted By jbrianfoto
I really like the image, taken thru a fence, two...

I really like the image, taken thru a fence, two men, one swinging a ball bat. Really stood out and kept my attention for a long time. Will go back and have a second look tomorrow, give them all a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-10-2014
Replies: 335
Views: 198,552
Posted By jbrianfoto
Nice.....

Oooooooohhhhhh - very nice. I get tired really quick of most people's efforts at music photography - but not yours. These both and very, very nice. Makes me think of Hermon Leonard.

Keep 'em...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-08-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By jbrianfoto
Looked there first.....

....but he was out :-(

I think I found someone to help me, YEAY RFF !!

The BP rewind knobs for the newer Leica's are different, the do not have the curved arrow or the R markings (the M4 did, I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-08-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By jbrianfoto
Who can paint my M4 rewind knob?

I recently bought a BP M4 that came with a chrome M4 rewind knob. I just installed a BC M6 rewind knob to keep the camera usable while I look for someone who can strip the chrome and nickle - then...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-07-2014
Replies: 178
Views: 44,237
Posted By jbrianfoto
Hi Genko. I had to go look, nope, they're...

Hi Genko. I had to go look, nope, they're chrome (one is brassy, but not black paint). They just look black because of the lighting. Thanks BTW!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-05-2014
Replies: 178
Views: 44,237
Posted By jbrianfoto
Wow, what a beauty. In the early 1980's a...

Wow, what a beauty.

In the early 1980's a Topeka Capitol Jourmal photographer befriended me, he let me ride along once in a while on assignments. He kept ALL of his Nikon rangefinders on the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-05-2014
Replies: 178
Views: 44,237
Posted By jbrianfoto
Your very welcome. I really like the shiney...

Your very welcome. I really like the shiney paint. That's part of the fun of this business, the little differences.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-05-2014
Replies: 178
Views: 44,237
Posted By jbrianfoto
I have a fourth M4, but it is black chrome, so I...

I have a fourth M4, but it is black chrome, so I didn't post a photo of it here.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-03-2014
Replies: 178
Views: 44,237
Posted By jbrianfoto
Three BP M4's made between 1969 and 1973......

Alright - here's my stash of BP M4's, all were made between 1969 and 1973 (from what I can find on the web) - all are original BP cameras. One has a modern BP Leicavit MP, (my apologies to the OP, ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-02-2014
Replies: 7,440
Views: 3,790,334
Posted By jbrianfoto
A real MP !

VERY cool camera. Would like to hear the back story on that one, I bet it has had an interesting life.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-25-2014
Replies: 2,922
Views: 1,782,638
Posted By jbrianfoto
I'm in Georgia for some training. This afternoon...

I'm in Georgia for some training. This afternoon I'm driving to Atlanta to photograph Chris Eldridge and Juilan Lage (stellar acoustic guitar players). I've known Chris since he was a little boy, ...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-23-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 1,068
Posted By jbrianfoto
Great head, I have been using one for a few...

Great head, I have been using one for a few years. There are a few variations, mainly to do with the controls. One version had a push button (like the spacebar on a keyboard) that you depress to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-22-2014
Replies: 7,440
Views: 3,790,334
Posted By jbrianfoto
Gotta get some of those...

I knew I'd seen the. Somewhere, think I'll have to start looking for some. I also like your idea of seeing them in place.

Seeing your M6 with that 50 makes me miss my last M6. I had the same...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-20-2014
Replies: 7,440
Views: 3,790,334
Posted By jbrianfoto
Favorite strap...

Thanks man, that's the kind of strap I have on all my cameras - they're kinda loud. I think Nikon makes this same strap in an all-black version, but they're hard to find.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-19-2014
Replies: 962
Views: 190,936
Posted By jbrianfoto
Outstanding...

Looks like a million bucks. You're a very good printer.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-19-2014
Replies: 962
Views: 190,936
Posted By jbrianfoto
Very nice...

Oh my, bet those look great in person. Left the edges of the negative in place, I love that look. Do you print RA4 at home? Color printing has always been a mystery to me.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-11-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,573
Posted By jbrianfoto
Kodak changed the bags for their powered...

Kodak changed the bags for their powered chemicals about 10 years ago. The old style is paper on the outside and is layered with foil and plastic - stay away from that kind if it is old (I've had a...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-03-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,809
Posted By jbrianfoto
Kodak Panalure RC

So from what i understood the developer is the one which faster lose its qualities.. What about the stop?

Answer - Developer oxidizes and starts to turn brown. Replace it when that just begins to...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-03-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 14,942
Posted By jbrianfoto
Cool thread P. Lynn Miller. Had me a little...

Cool thread P. Lynn Miller. Had me a little worried when I first started reading - as I had JUST purchased one of these lenses a few days ago (it's on it's way here). Was killing some time looking...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-03-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,809
Posted By jbrianfoto
Roger is correct.....

Roger is right :) - I hadn't gone into too much detail about that portion of archival processing. Fix does go bad, there are techniques to prolong it's life, but it will get laden with silver and...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-02-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,809
Posted By jbrianfoto
I always use distiller water in my chemicals. ...

I always use distiller water in my chemicals. The fix can be used over and over as long as it does not get too contaminated. Having a stop bath or a water stage between developer and fix helps...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-02-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,809
Posted By jbrianfoto
It's a good idea to establish habits in the lab...

It's a good idea to establish habits in the lab that you can repeat over and over; chemical dilution and brand, chemical temperature, film type, paper type, etc, etc. Lock down those factors then...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2014
Replies: 8,900
Views: 868,144
Posted By jbrianfoto
Poser - me too....

I struggle with the poser complex too. Don't feel bad about it - as long as neither the body nor the lens sits in a display case above the mantle and you make plenty of images with the gear, you're...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2014
Replies: 8,900
Views: 868,144
Posted By jbrianfoto
Waiting for two boxes in the mail; BP M4 (with a...

Waiting for two boxes in the mail; BP M4 (with a chrome rewind knob that I need to replace) and a new 50mm Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.1.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-02-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,809
Posted By jbrianfoto
Well - where to start. The white boarder at the...

Well - where to start. The white boarder at the bottom of your print - if it is a gradual lightening of the image, you may have a masking issue in the enlarger - could be the negative carrier is not...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 5,956
Posted By jbrianfoto
I've heard several people (including one who...

I've heard several people (including one who worked for Nikon in New York) - pronounce Nikon as Nee-kon. Always throws me. Addidas is also pronounced weird (Ah-De-Das).
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-29-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,942
Posted By jbrianfoto
Shutter brake...

The shutter brake - well - all I know for sure is that it is a part of the shutter and I guess it slows or stops the curtains at the end of travel. They do wear and if there is not enough adjustment...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-28-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,942
Posted By jbrianfoto
Same thing happened to one of my M4's a few...

Same thing happened to one of my M4's a few months ago. I know you are in the EU, but for comparison I sent mine to Yuxion Ye. He had to replace the shutter curtains. Total bill including a CLA was...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-16-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,589
Posted By jbrianfoto
Very nice Chris -

That's a good write up Chris - thanks for sharing it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-12-2014
Replies: 677
Views: 50,449
Posted By jbrianfoto
".....Ohhhh - what a wonderful photo, if it was...

".....Ohhhh - what a wonderful photo, if it was only in color ;-( "
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-08-2014
Replies: 7,440
Views: 3,790,334
Posted By jbrianfoto
It'll blow out if you're not careful!

I was blowing off dust on my LHSA M6 about 10 years ago, using a compressor with a nozzle. Soon as I was done, I noticed that plug was missing. It blew out and away. Covered the hold with step...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-05-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 4,787
Posted By jbrianfoto
Music in my darkroom......

I must have music. I recently took apart my Pioneer SX-650 and installed leftover red filter sheeting from my Thomas safelight overhaul into the display window. I usually listen to BlueGrass, but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-22-2014
Replies: 8,900
Views: 868,144
Posted By jbrianfoto
A Black Chrome M4 (from 1974) and a 28mm Elmarit...

A Black Chrome M4 (from 1974) and a 28mm Elmarit V4. I'll post photos soon as I have 'em. Now looking for a good deal on a black 28mm finder.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-18-2014
Replies: 3,193
Views: 558,403
Posted By jbrianfoto
Now THAT's what I'm talking about....

Outstanding - really like these, good work.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-15-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 3,089
Posted By jbrianfoto
Worlds most beat up M4.....so sad....

Hi all -

This was a closed auction that I found - for an absolute train wreck of a BP M4. Hope I am not violating any rules here - just thought everyone might like to gawk at the photos of this...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-20-2014
Replies: 526
Views: 179,411
Posted By jbrianfoto
Thanks....

That was a 17 year old trying to look like a pro!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-20-2014
Replies: 526
Views: 179,411
Posted By jbrianfoto
First photo is actually my father taken in 1967...

First photo is actually my father taken in 1967 when he worked for the Wichita Eagle Beacon. The second is a version he took of me in 1987 with my own gear (his Leica and 400mm f/4 Sport Fern Kilart...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-20-2014
Replies: 526
Views: 179,411
Posted By jbrianfoto
Washington DC and Northern Virginia photos of me with my Leica's......

Twoof me, first was just taken 3 weeks ago, I was shooting three Battalion Change of Command ceremonies at Ft. Pickett, VA. The second was on the 4th of July in downtown Washington, DC (where I...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-19-2014
Replies: 314
Views: 52,150
Posted By jbrianfoto
My First M6. I bought it in Chicago in 1997. ...

My First M6. I bought it in Chicago in 1997. When I called Sherry Krauter to setup getting it CLA'd she asked me for the serial number. She told me to wait a minute while she got a book, then she...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-19-2014
Replies: 163
Views: 127,746
Posted By jbrianfoto
I just got my BP M4 back from Youxin Ye, it was...

I just got my BP M4 back from Youxin Ye, it was jammed. Turned out one of the shutter curtains let go. Youxin examined the damage, gave me 3 choices of action and 3 different costs. I choose to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-26-2014
Replies: 94
Views: 23,392
Posted By jbrianfoto
You all may want to kick me, but I purchase my...

You all may want to kick me, but I purchase my LHSA M6 new back in 2000, a .85 version. After about 6 months I decided I didn't like the viewfinder, so I sent it off to Sherry Krauter for a CLA,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-07-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 3,959
Posted By jbrianfoto
Now I just need a hotshoe mount for my iPhone so...

Now I just need a hotshoe mount for my iPhone so I can attach it to my M4 ;-)
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-25-2013
Replies: 8,900
Views: 868,144
Posted By jbrianfoto
Sweeeeeet. Need to see the engine and some...

Sweeeeeet. Need to see the engine and some interrior "full monte" shots!
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-30-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,046
Posted By jbrianfoto
Jeff is a very interesting man. I love my Widelux...

Jeff is a very interesting man. I love my Widelux and I guess I would have to give him some credit in my decision to start using one.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-20-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 7,246
Posted By jbrianfoto
I don't know how much mine weighs, but normally...

I don't know how much mine weighs, but normally when I'm working a festival all (or most) of my bodies are on my shoulders and neck. The bag is used to hold film and a long lens (180). So I guess I...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-18-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 7,246
Posted By jbrianfoto
That Minolta is a great meter, reads all colors...

That Minolta is a great meter, reads all colors the same without any modifications.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-18-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 7,246
Posted By jbrianfoto
I've posted this before on RFF, so I hope I dot...

I've posted this before on RFF, so I hope I dot wear everyone out.

http://i1148.photobucket.com/albums/o568/jbrianfoto/Allthecameras.jpg...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-01-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 810
Posted By jbrianfoto
I really like the first image, the focal point...

I really like the first image, the focal point looks like she stepped right out of the 1940's. good work here.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-12-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,005
Posted By jbrianfoto
Ahhhhhh! I deserve an F. Did look around but...

Ahhhhhh!

I deserve an F. Did look around but could not figure out what to call it. So the is a tilting negative stage. Cool.

Thanks!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-12-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,005
Posted By jbrianfoto
What Focomat Ic part is this ?

Hi all - I recently came by a nolder Ic, I have been able to identify all of the parts and what they do, except for this piese. It is not marked anywhere expect to say Leitz Wetzler, but that's it....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-27-2013
Replies: 97
Views: 5,803
Posted By jbrianfoto
Yup, they're like Gremlins, put 'em in a bag...

Yup, they're like Gremlins, put 'em in a bag and add a little water .......out come more cameras (I didn't have a shot of just my M bodies, so this one had to do).
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-27-2013
Replies: 97
Views: 5,803
Posted By jbrianfoto
I am lucky, already have my dream kit; BP M4...

I am lucky, already have my dream kit;

BP M4 with BP Leicavit MP - 35 pre-ASPH Lux
BP M4 with 21 f/3.4 Super Angulon
M6 with 50 Summicron
...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-02-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 3,846
Posted By jbrianfoto
There are two actuator pistons (for lack of a...

There are two actuator pistons (for lack of a better word) which are fund on the top of the F36 which each have a fine flat head screw threaded into the face of each. Those are adjusted and shimmed...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-25-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 961
Posted By jbrianfoto
If you remove the finder, does the LCD screen...

If you remove the finder, does the LCD screen appear to function (is there information being displayed there?)
Forum: Travel 02-02-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 895
Posted By jbrianfoto
While in Tucson, go visit the Center for Creative...

While in Tucson, go visit the Center for Creative Photography, among others the house all of W Eugene Smiths and Ansel Adams archives. I also highly recommend visiting the Etherton Gallery!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-07-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,326
Posted By jbrianfoto
Elliot Erwitt's Mercedes 300TD Wagon for sale....

I'm not the guy selling this car - I am a Mercedes 300TD nut and was looking for another one when I found this totally by luck. I can't afford it, but I thought it was neat. He imported it back in...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-14-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 6,226
Posted By jbrianfoto
Potassium ferricyanide......

That was potassium ferricyanide - some printers liked using this stuff to spot bleach areas of their prints. You take the print out of the fixer, blow (with your mouth usually) dry the spot taht you...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-22-2012
Replies: 64
Views: 10,879
Posted By jbrianfoto
I edit my negatives on a light box, then shoot...

I edit my negatives on a light box, then shoot copy images with my camera mounted on a copy-stand using a micro lens. The images are more than good enough to publish on the web, and the whole...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-17-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 5,471
Posted By jbrianfoto
I wonder - before our cameras had a way to show...

I wonder - before our cameras had a way to show total shutter actuations, I never,ever thought about how many times I could trip the shutter. Never considered there could be a cap to my cameras life....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-28-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,406
Posted By jbrianfoto
The ripping noise you heard was the film sprocket...

The ripping noise you heard was the film sprocket holes being torn by your attempt to advance the film - stop doing that. If you keep it up you'll run the risk of damaging the film transport gears...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-26-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,621
Posted By jbrianfoto
I can't attend the opening, but I will visit the...

I can't attend the opening, but I will visit the store. Cool !
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-17-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,591
Posted By jbrianfoto
The best way I learned was to figure out the cost...

The best way I learned was to figure out the cost per square inch of ink coverage. I used to have an Epson 4800 running Piezography B/W inks. A new set of inks cost almost $700 (4 years ago). That...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-16-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 3,902
Posted By jbrianfoto
This doesn't mean for sure that the collectors of...

This doesn't mean for sure that the collectors of old film cameras are actually going to put film "in" them ;-) It would be nice if they did though !
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-10-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,151
Posted By jbrianfoto
I brew my own distilled water, I use it to mix my...

I brew my own distilled water, I use it to mix my chemicles. It makes my chemicles last longer (nothing grows in the water since it is distilled). At least where I was in Arizona, the water was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-09-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 4,285
Posted By jbrianfoto
There have been many tech companies fell into the...

There have been many tech companies fell into the "revenue stream" trap back in the late 1990's. They strayed away from their core-competencies in an effort to bring in money from all kinds of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2011
Replies: 54
Views: 4,921
Posted By jbrianfoto
I've never seen an M9 taken apart before (which...

I've never seen an M9 taken apart before (which was kinda cool) - bugged me how easily the top came off - my M2 takes alot more effort, and all the parts are metal. Did anyone see when that...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-20-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,714
Posted By jbrianfoto
Back in the 80's everyone used the Gitzo 564. I...

Back in the 80's everyone used the Gitzo 564. I have one, I swear by it - very stout, holds a 400 f/2.8 and motorized body - so it is strong. They are kinda hard to find these days, I think they...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-02-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 5,892
Posted By jbrianfoto
I've never owned a Rapidwinder (not on purpose, I...

I've never owned a Rapidwinder (not on purpose, I just haven't had the chance to get my hands on one). I have owned 3 Leicavits (2 of the newer version and one original Leicavit-MP). The Vit's all...
Forum: RFF News 12-01-2011
Replies: 174
Views: 15,712
Posted By jbrianfoto
Feels good to be back "home".

Feels good to be back "home".
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-03-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,753
Posted By jbrianfoto
I've seen auctions like this for crazy prices -...

I've seen auctions like this for crazy prices - go look at their outher auctions - this one shows alot of high value stuff (prices all way off target). Saw one seller a few weeks ago selling a long...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-24-2011
Replies: 8,900
Views: 868,144
Posted By jbrianfoto
I got two revolving darkroom doors and a small...

I got two revolving darkroom doors and a small stainless steel Arkay sink (just big enough to hold a print washer).
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-24-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 5,061
Posted By jbrianfoto
I started out with a good scanner, and a good...

I started out with a good scanner, and a good printer, but found the ink was way to expensive for the amount of prints I ended up with. Also the digital file size was so great that I had a hard time...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-16-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,571
Posted By jbrianfoto
I watched both - but the "so you want to buy a...

I watched both - but the "so you want to buy a rangefinder" almost made
me cry because it was sooo funny (and so true)!

Thanks for making a good day even better.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-11-2011
Replies: 7,440
Views: 3,790,334
Posted By jbrianfoto
M2 and M4 with Leicavits (original and new versions)

HAd my BP M4 setup by Sherry a few years ago to accept the new Leivcavit MP. Three weeks ago I grabbed a great deal form Adorama - this M2 with an original Vit-MP. I had to replace the vulcanite and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-28-2011
Replies: 582
Views: 66,267
Posted By jbrianfoto
Leica M2 with Leicavit MP from Adorama....

Early last week I was awaiting the bus and looking at Adorama's used M cameras on my phone. They had an ad (with no photo) for a "user" chrome M2 with Leicavit MP - the ad only said that the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-20-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 587
Posted By jbrianfoto
My 21mm Black Chrome finder came in the mail today....Broken !

Got my finder in the mail today, it was packed well, but the mirror was broken in half. I had no idea these were so delicate. I've owned several of these over the years, and even dropped a few (had...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-26-2011
Replies: 96
Views: 12,078
Posted By jbrianfoto
This is fun. I have been thinking about this...

This is fun. I have been thinking about this exact thing for about 3 years. I really like your drawing - basically an M4 or M2 - winding mechanism advances shutter only (use the M6 shutter box). ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-15-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,168
Posted By jbrianfoto
So, if someone were to publish a book of his...

So, if someone were to publish a book of his photos of women, would it be titled "Women are... Ugly"? :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-11-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 720
Posted By jbrianfoto
New Jim Marshall LLC website...

http://www.jimmarshallphotographyllc.com/

Just found this today. The old marshallphoto site is shut down, after a little poking around I found this.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-09-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 5,752
Posted By jbrianfoto
Great stuff.....

All great images, special note on the last photo of the child and the leaf - VERY cool shot.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-09-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 5,752
Posted By jbrianfoto
Wow ! What a photo.....

DAMN !!!! I really love this image - the woman's hand geture and the arrow on the street - keep 'em coming like this !
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-05-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,459
Posted By jbrianfoto
I had good luck using the Beattie Intascreen -...

I had good luck using the Beattie Intascreen - they were really bright and smooth. A Nikon version of that screen was made and first used in the F4 (but I don't thnk F4 screens will work in an F2).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-25-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 3,263
Posted By jbrianfoto
I've never struggled with my addiction to film....

I've never struggled with my addiction to film.
I use film when I'm alone,
I use film when I don' t feel well,
I use film to make myself feel good.
Sometimes I follow one roll with another, then...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-13-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,148
Posted By jbrianfoto
I paid $850 for my M6 last fall. I have seen 2...

I paid $850 for my M6 last fall. I have seen 2 more on Craigslist in the past 8 months for about the same price.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-12-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 3,704
Posted By jbrianfoto
Just sent ya the list...looking for a good lube...

I just PM'd you the part numbers. Good luck.

BTW - there was no lubrication in the Leicavit. I thought I would at least find some on the guide rod - that's the place where all the friction really...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-10-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 3,704
Posted By jbrianfoto
Fixed It !! All by myself. I got ahold of the...

Fixed It !! All by myself.

I got ahold of the parts manual for the Leicavit - it shows an exploded view of it's motion-works. So today I opened it up again, and using the diagram I found out...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-30-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,697
Posted By jbrianfoto
Do you own a vaccuum cleaner with a hose...

Do you own a vaccuum cleaner with a hose attachment? Build yourself a vaccuum easle.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2010
Replies: 677
Views: 50,449
Posted By jbrianfoto
....sorry, Aristo was bought by...

....sorry, Aristo was bought by GridLampINC......we don't have plans on ever making tubes for your T1212 again.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-23-2010
Replies: 677
Views: 50,449
Posted By jbrianfoto
"How far can you see with that?" Question asked...

"How far can you see with that?"

Question asked to me all the time when using long Nikkor glass (old 400mm f/4.5 and 300mm 2.8).
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-27-2010
Replies: 3,801
Views: 316,432
Posted By jbrianfoto
I'm at work, my BP M4 with 35 lux is sitting...

I'm at work, my BP M4 with 35 lux is sitting under my floppy green hat.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 08-25-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 6,552
Posted By jbrianfoto
I had my M4 rigged by Sherry to work with the...

I had my M4 rigged by Sherry to work with the modern Leicavit. She got new parts for the job and it works great. Trouble is, I just brok my Vit (there is a posting about this on RFF). If you want...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-23-2010
Replies: 160
Views: 23,584
Posted By jbrianfoto
Yeah - and blocking out all the stained glass...

Yeah - and blocking out all the stained glass windows with tin-foil felt kinda tacky!:angel:
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-23-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 3,479
Posted By jbrianfoto
Enlarger hoarding - it's a real problem in...

Enlarger hoarding - it's a real problem in America. Discovery channel is doing a 12 part series on it this fall. Shameful, just shameful.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-23-2010
Replies: 160
Views: 23,584
Posted By jbrianfoto
I thought printing with a wide format printer...

I thought printing with a wide format printer would be more economical that it turned out to be. I was using the Piezgraphy inks & high grade paper. After all the mis feeds (printer problem) and...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-23-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,959
Posted By jbrianfoto
I have only listened to one of Brook's podcasts -...

I have only listened to one of Brook's podcasts - where he spoke about doing your best all the time, regardless of having an audience (metioned the BLueGrass guitar player Dan Crary in the articel).
...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-17-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 3,704
Posted By jbrianfoto
I'd like to try one of Tom's Rapidwinders. I've...

I'd like to try one of Tom's Rapidwinders. I've only heard great things about them. My only concern now is the ergonomics of his winder vs the Leicavit. I am very used to exactly where the lever is,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-17-2010
Replies: 281
Views: 30,330
Posted By jbrianfoto
They can try to claim my Leica's - when they...

They can try to claim my Leica's - when they pry them from my cold, dead fingers !

I am really enjoying this posting. The serial numbers of my cameras have always been interesting, to me. Once...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-16-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,781
Posted By jbrianfoto
Very good point !

I really like that observation.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-15-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 3,704
Posted By jbrianfoto
Insides of a Leicavit.....

All - here's a shot of the inside of my Vit. I am going to send it off for repair, but I thought everyone would like to see the insides. Thanks again to everyone for the interest and comments.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-15-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,561
Posted By jbrianfoto
I second every nice thing anyone says abbout...

I second every nice thing anyone says abbout Sherry. She has become my goto person for all my Leica M work (has been for over 15 years). She's blunt and honest and really knows the gear. A real...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-13-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,781
Posted By jbrianfoto
I took the string off my meter, make it look more...

I took the string off my meter, make it look more like a phone. With practice, you will need it less and less (kinda like learning a new language - eventually you don't needt he conversion book...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-13-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,781
Posted By jbrianfoto
I carry a Sekonic L308. It's about the same shape...

I carry a Sekonic L308. It's about the same shape and size as a Blackberry phone. When I hold it up to meter light, I stare at it like it is a phone and no one notices or cares (looks to others like...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-10-2010
Replies: 116
Views: 10,422
Posted By jbrianfoto
I was just in an outdoors outfitters store this...

I was just in an outdoors outfitters store this weekend, picked up a copy of The Flyfisherman Journal - WOW - the photography was jaw dropping.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-10-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 3,704
Posted By jbrianfoto
Thanks Tom ! You were right on the money. The...

Thanks Tom !

You were right on the money. The belt is off the trigger, and the return spring is only attached on one end. One end of the belt (the end that contacts the sprockets) has slipped out...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-09-2010
Replies: 281
Views: 30,330
Posted By jbrianfoto
Did the M4's come to you together......

....or did you already have one, then by good fortune find the other? I just gotta know because that is soooo cool.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-09-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 3,704
Posted By jbrianfoto
Actually joking about the comparison....

...this was my attempt at comedy - I realize there is a gap between the mechanics of a garage door opener and a Leicavit (although there are some fundamental parallels). My garage door works...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-09-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 3,704
Posted By jbrianfoto
Hiya Roger, Thanks for the input - My garage...

Hiya Roger,

Thanks for the input - My garage door jumped off it's belt because my 4 year old engaged the door lock, without me knowig it, then I pressed the open button. That caused the motor to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-09-2010
Replies: 281
Views: 30,330
Posted By jbrianfoto
Nugard - Yep - It's real. Wanted one for 20...

Nugard -

Yep - It's real. Wanted one for 20 years, but never was able to get a good deal, until earlier this year. Found it right here in RFF. I sent it off to Sherry for cleaning and modification...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-08-2010
Replies: 281
Views: 30,330
Posted By jbrianfoto
Pirate - That made me laugh. Thanks, I've been...

Pirate - That made me laugh. Thanks, I've been on a photo-vacation for the past few days and I'm bummed about going back to a job that I really hate - tomorrow. Laughing always helps.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-08-2010
Replies: 281
Views: 30,330
Posted By jbrianfoto
Serial Numbers of my gear....

M4 Black Paint - 1247561
M4-2 Beat Up - 1506452
M6 Classic Black - 2296881

Jeromie Stephens - Stafford, Virginia
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-08-2010
Replies: 7,440
Views: 3,790,334
Posted By jbrianfoto
RFF Serial number posting....!!

I love that idea - I will participate !!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-08-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 3,704
Posted By jbrianfoto
Broke my Leicavit yesterday....should I try to fix it ?

Hi all !

I was shooting a Bluegrass festival in West Virginia this weekend....wasn’t paying attention to how close I was to the end of my roll of film. Went to wind and POP - the end of the roll...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-30-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 2,398
Posted By jbrianfoto
Good catch. My BP M4 has the black chrome...

Good catch. My BP M4 has the black chrome shutter speed dial and rewind knob (the lever is BP). I have seen MANY like mine, and a few that have all brass parts. "dreamsandart" is correct. In some...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 06-13-2010
Replies: 56
Views: 7,168
Posted By jbrianfoto
Wow - the three-pole photo made me stop and look...

Wow - the three-pole photo made me stop and look for a while. You are the real deal. Great image.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-21-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 3,063
Posted By jbrianfoto
Same Here...

No need for a big battery. Full size sensor. The shutter would be manually wound, there would be no screen, no auto modes. The battery would only energize the sensor and enable the file to transfer...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-13-2010
Replies: 96
Views: 32,652
Posted By jbrianfoto
I agree with sevo - Leitz enlargers are nice, but...

I agree with sevo - Leitz enlargers are nice, but the negative carriers are a little harder to find. Placing a filter below the lens is not the way to go (in my opinion). The best choice is to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-13-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,751
Posted By jbrianfoto
Two problems here. 1- The dots on your images...

Two problems here. 1- The dots on your images look like mold has attacked your film. 2- The streaks are fogging - most likely caused by leaking film cassette end caps that don't fit tight. Problem...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-11-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,689
Posted By jbrianfoto
I bought my LHSA in 2000 new - I cannot...

I bought my LHSA in 2000 new - I cannot understand why they now cost as much as an original BP M4 (used and probably worn, but still !) I had a few troubles with my M6 - it was a joy to use though. ...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-11-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 3,710
Posted By jbrianfoto
I just got my black M4 back two weeks ago. She...

I just got my black M4 back two weeks ago. She is helping care for a friend who has been in the hosptial. We spoke several times while she was working on my camera and it arrived in the mail...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-01-2010
Replies: 7,440
Views: 3,790,334
Posted By jbrianfoto
Just got this in this back from the shop....

http://www.bluegrassharvest.com/Leica-M4-with-Leicavit.jpg
Been wanting a setup like this for over 15 years. (ever since I held Jim's almost identical camera, except his had the original MP -vit). ...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-27-2010
Replies: 160
Views: 19,862
Posted By jbrianfoto
I'm guilty of being enamored with my own images,...

I'm guilty of being enamored with my own images, because of this I am very careful of what I show to others (because I feel like I'm forcing my interests on friends). Someone (a photographer friend)...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-25-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,821
Posted By jbrianfoto
Good Bye Jim -

I feel so lucky to have met and spent time with Jim. He was gracious and generous towards me. His work influenced and inspired me from the begining. His statement of "...it's either art, or it's...
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