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Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,781
Posted By Doug
I have used the GUI version of ExifTool on Mac...

I have used the GUI version of ExifTool on Mac for some years, satisfactorily. It does do batch mode. Once the EXIF data is edited in the DNG/RAW files, then the editing program (LR for me) reads...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Days Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,944
Posted By Doug
Snoozing in Princeville, Kauai,...

Snoozing in Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1550384219.SEQ.0.jpg

Pentax K-1, 1.4/58mm Nokton
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 6 Days Ago
Replies: 127
Views: 32,871
Posted By Doug
Added "Light Lens Lab 35mm f/2 (replica)" The...

Added "Light Lens Lab 35mm f/2 (replica)"
The Chinese attempt at replicating the Leica v.1 8-element Summicron 35mm lens.
This has drawn a lot of interest on RFF, check out this discussion...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 6 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By Doug
Correct, except... Many, perhaps most, of the...

Correct, except... Many, perhaps most, of the original 00 bodies were sent in on a call-back program for frameline change, and the 135 lenses were recalled and exchanged for new 100mm lenses. As a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 6 Days Ago
Replies: 564
Views: 52,248
Posted By Doug
In the...

In the ditch...
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Leica M-D 262, 3.5/50mm Heliar
Forum: Photo Software 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By Doug
https://zenfolio.com/

https://zenfolio.com/
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By Doug
Interesting... and large! Here's Cosina's...

Interesting... and large! Here's Cosina's commentary, Google translation:


Koshina Co., Ltd. will launch the Voigtlender interchangeable lens "NOKTON 21mm F1.4 Aspherical VM" in February. The...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 439
Views: 68,702
Posted By Doug
^^ Looks like the current Mercedes C-Class...

^^ Looks like the current Mercedes C-Class sedan... That grille configuration was (3-4 years ago) specific to the AMG performance upgrade.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,135
Posted By Doug
I'm sure you know there's a huge number of...

I'm sure you know there's a huge number of well-performing 50mm lenses to fit Leica M3. So, your thought about a time-relevant choice sounds appropriate. Summicron? Summilux? Elmar?
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By Doug
Interesting account, thanks!

Interesting account, thanks!
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 1 Week Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 1,415
Posted By Doug
Pentax offered an adapter to use the P67 lenses...

Pentax offered an adapter to use the P67 lenses on Pentax K-mount bodies, so that would be a good start. Then find an adapter for K-mount lenses to the Nikon Z and you're home. As to the benefit, I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,979
Views: 301,461
Posted By Doug
It's a...

It's a Ford!
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1579314484.SEQ.2.jpgLeica M-D 262, 3.5/50mm Heliar
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 165
Views: 79,609
Posted By Doug
Not many of either made in Nikon S-mount I think,...

Not many of either made in Nikon S-mount I think, might be a little hard to find. I have both in Leica thread mount. The Skopar got off to a bad start, as someone spread the word that it was "soft",...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 1 Week Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 1,415
Posted By Doug
Yes, IBIS is a serious consideration especially...

Yes, IBIS is a serious consideration especially as we get older and somewhat less steady. This is something I appreciate about my Leica Q and the Pentax K1... and it does make a difference.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 7,698
Posted By Doug
Lynn, thanks for the suggestion... Ferrania P30...

Lynn, thanks for the suggestion... Ferrania P30 is now on the list.

The packaging for Ferrania P30 seems a bit odd... the notation on the box is: "ASA 80".
This old designation is "American...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,979
Views: 301,461
Posted By Doug
Ford GT40... Is this Sunoco...

Ford GT40... Is this Sunoco livery?
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1452138920.SEQ.1.jpgLeica M240, 35mm Summilux ASPH
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,979
Views: 301,461
Posted By Doug
Weaponized...

Weaponized Aston-Martin
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1452138920.SEQ.0.jpg

Leica M240, 35mm Summilux ASPH
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 564
Views: 52,248
Posted By Doug
A nearly complete and well-preserved Mammoth...

A nearly complete and well-preserved Mammoth skeleton was discovered here on the edge of Wenas Valley just north of Yakima...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 127
Views: 32,871
Posted By Doug
Hi Lynn-- Added the Topcon 58mm / F 1,4 RE....

Hi Lynn-- Added the Topcon 58mm / F 1,4 RE. Auto-Topcor with Topcon mount
And also the two Voigtlander lenses with similar name: Voigtlander 58mm / F 1,4 Auto-Topcor with Pentax M42 and Nikon mounts...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By Doug
I leave front/rear caps and/or filter in place...

I leave front/rear caps and/or filter in place when the lens is not in use. Just avoid leaving the lens in a leather case, which retains humidity and may promote fungus growth. Oddly, my older Pentax...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 412
Posted By Doug
None of my Kindermann lids leak either. All are...

None of my Kindermann lids leak either. All are the first variety mentioned above.
With the 4-reel tank, when timing is critical I generally have started with developer already in the tank, then in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 412
Posted By Doug
All my stainless tanks are Kindermann, all the...

All my stainless tanks are Kindermann, all the main lids are black, and all the smaller "pour" lids are also black. I think these all date from the late 1960s through the 1980s. Tanks are 1, 2, and 4...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 165
Views: 79,609
Posted By Doug
Well, I have both the 50/2 Heliars and I've...

Well, I have both the 50/2 Heliars and I've counted the aperture blades several times and keep coming up with the number 11 for both. :cool:
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,979
Views: 301,461
Posted By Doug
second post up ^^ Lovely white Alfa Giulia......

second post up ^^ Lovely white Alfa Giulia... Always wanted one but it never happened.

That curved intersection with Penny's Diner to the right has been very productive for you, Mike!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 528
Posted By Doug
You can use a paper cutter to take some off the...

You can use a paper cutter to take some off the long side to narrow the paper to the proportions you prefer. Then use that slice of paper, maybe cut further, as test strips as you prepare to print an...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4,636
Views: 1,318,543
Posted By Doug
^^ That guy does not look friendly, Ray!

^^ That guy does not look friendly, Ray!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 726
Views: 91,321
Posted By Doug
Blowing bubbles... Poipu, Kauai,...

Blowing bubbles...
Poipu, Kauai, Hawaii
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1549598336.SEQ.0.jpgPentax K-1, 1.4/58mm Nokton SC
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 193
Views: 62,425
Posted By Doug
The RFF Gallery is indeed a fine place to host...

The RFF Gallery is indeed a fine place to host images though they be limited in number. And if you remove the source image from the Gallery the image then disappears from the thread where it was...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 726
Views: 91,321
Posted By Doug
Thanks Mike... Just a little spray was...

Thanks Mike... Just a little spray was unavoidable. Had I moved a few meters along the Malecon beyond the young woman I could have been drenched and maybe gotten an interesting photo!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 726
Views: 91,321
Posted By Doug
Havana https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery...

Havana
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1500525207.SEQ.2.jpgLeica M-D 262, 28mm Summicron
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By Doug
Fingernail polish in black and in white work very...

Fingernail polish in black and in white work very well on the coded adapters.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 439
Views: 68,702
Posted By Doug
In the...

In the sun...
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1578697739.SEQ.3.jpgLeica M-D 262, 3.5/50mm Heliar
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 204
Views: 22,798
Posted By Doug
Cienfuegos,...

Cienfuegos, Cuba
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1497124403.SEQ.2.jpgLeica M-D 262, 28mm Summicron
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 159
Views: 9,697
Posted By Doug
Favorite Main Street redhead...

Favorite Main Street redhead mannikin
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1375935547.SEQ.0.jpg

Pentax MX, 1.4/50mm SMCP, Kodak BW400CN @EI250
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 159
Views: 9,697
Posted By Doug
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1375935547.SEQ.1.jpg

Pentax MX, 1.4/50mm SMCP, Kodak BW400CN @EI250
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,668
Views: 509,683
Posted By Doug
"Plant one!" Nifty and unusual...

"Plant one!" Nifty and unusual portrait...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,404
Views: 345,435
Posted By Doug
^^ I like your western shoot-out story! :) And I...

^^ I like your western shoot-out story! :) And I admire that guy's dedication to the craft.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,011
Views: 194,111
Posted By Doug
Burlington Northern and Santa Fe along the Yakima...

Burlington Northern and Santa Fe along the Yakima River just east of the town of Cle Elum in Central Washington.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1578296990.SEQ.3.jpg

Leica...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3,151
Views: 756,133
Posted By Doug
^^ Interesting graphics!

^^ Interesting graphics!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 2,086
Posted By Doug
The focus should be on the front surface of the...

The focus should be on the front surface of the film where the emulsion is, right? Behind this is the thickness of the film base and the thickness of the backing paper, and then the surface of the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,979
Views: 301,461
Posted By Doug
Great display, Mike, thanks! I note that all the...

Great display, Mike, thanks! I note that all the Mustangs seem to have the same brand/type aftermarket wheels.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 817
Posted By Doug
Walking the crater rim of Haleakala, cold up...

Walking the crater rim of Haleakala, cold up there and crater fogged in.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1132728179.SEQ.0.jpg
Bronica RF645, 4/65mm, Fuji 160

Above Kula...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 601
Posted By Doug
I believe he's in western Washington state, USA.

I believe he's in western Washington state, USA.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 817
Posted By Doug
:D Of course! And the apparent curvature is...

:D Of course! And the apparent curvature is simply an artifact of the pano camera not held level! :)

You were fortunate in having at least partly clear skies up there in the afternoon. Last time I...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By Doug
Also worth mentioning... Format your card...

Also worth mentioning... Format your card (periodically or always) with the "SD Formatter" application. Some cameras may not do a great job at formatting.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 3,707
Posted By Doug
Auto glass shop, replacing broken windshield,...

Auto glass shop, replacing broken windshield, applying fresh adhesive
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1577651580.SEQ.2.jpgLeica M-D 262, 3.5/50mm Heliar
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By Doug
My 2014 iMac sometimes has trouble reading a card...

My 2014 iMac sometimes has trouble reading a card inserted in the card slot on the back, but always reads the same card fine using a cord with a card reader. Might try that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4,636
Views: 1,318,543
Posted By Doug
Interesting expression, Chris!

Interesting expression, Chris!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,979
Views: 301,461
Posted By Doug
Sorry, David... while the CitroŽn is unique in...

Sorry, David... while the CitroŽn is unique in some respects, I don't think it's any more attractive than the Studebaker! And for a "go your own way" vehicle, I'd prefer a SAAB 900. :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,979
Views: 301,461
Posted By Doug
I like...

I like orange...
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1413433642.SEQ.0.jpg

Another Chev
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1413179529.SEQ.1.jpg

Yet...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 165
Views: 79,609
Posted By Doug
Mike thanks, these and your samples really show...

Mike thanks, these and your samples really show the excellence of this strange little lens! Mine is among the final 100 of the 600 samples made in nickel finish after an earlier run of chrome ones......
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 165
Views: 79,609
Posted By Doug
3.5/50mm Heliar on M-D...

3.5/50mm Heliar on M-D 262

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1577400011.SEQ.0.jpg

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1577400013.SEQ.3.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 391
Views: 37,157
Posted By Doug
Nearly,...

Nearly, nearly...
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1395540019.SEQ.1.jpgLeica M240, 1.4/35mm Nokton SC
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By Doug
Indeed, I have a Novoflex LEM/PENT-NT adapter...

Indeed, I have a Novoflex LEM/PENT-NT adapter that cost ~$300 new from B&H. It fits Pentax K mount lenses to Leica M, and importantly features its own aperture ring to set the f-stop on PK lenses...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 4,159
Posted By Doug
Leica offered a Quick Load kit sometime in the...

Leica offered a Quick Load kit sometime in the late 60's after the introduction of the M4. It had a newer style of removable film spool and associated guide fitted to baseplate for faster loading. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3,151
Views: 756,133
Posted By Doug
Nice shot! Looks surprisingly good considering...

Nice shot! Looks surprisingly good considering the single-element lens..
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,668
Views: 509,683
Posted By Doug
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1577091416.SEQ.1.jpg

Leica M-D262, 3.5/50mm Heliar
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 327
Views: 38,530
Posted By Doug
^^Good catch, Mike!^^ Very graceful in flight.

^^Good catch, Mike!^^ Very graceful in flight.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,979
Views: 301,461
Posted By Doug
Larry, indeed a lovely photo of an early certain...

Larry, indeed a lovely photo of an early certain kind of Chev... :)
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 12-23-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 757
Posted By Doug
That sounds a bit scary for Nikon... Are...

That sounds a bit scary for Nikon... Are Pentax/Ricoh and Sony/Minolta/Konica declining in profits as well? Should they venture into the smartphone market to save themselves? :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-23-2019
Replies: 5,668
Views: 509,683
Posted By Doug
Some really nice Kauai photos, Jordan! On the...

Some really nice Kauai photos, Jordan! On the last shot it looks like the Kudzu vine/parasite infestation is spreading.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-23-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 30,137
Posted By Doug
Thanks guys for your input! Rob, the linked...

Thanks guys for your input! Rob, the linked discussion was interesting and educational. It also seems that some Makro lenses are more strongly geared to macro use than others...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-22-2019
Replies: 153
Views: 37,106
Posted By Doug
Raid I think it has to be the same, as there was...

Raid I think it has to be the same, as there was only one early collapsible edition.

Then the later one was introduced 2009, commemorating 50 years of Cosina and 10 years of Cosina/Voigtlander...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-22-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 30,137
Posted By Doug
Does the Macro 120 suffer in performance at...

Does the Macro 120 suffer in performance at non-macro subject distances? I understand that many macro lenses are designed with symmetrical lens arrangements that perform well at all distances...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-22-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 568
Posted By Doug
^^Seems like an unusual place^^, an "inland...

^^Seems like an unusual place^^, an "inland island" so to speak. Then there's the Tabasco hot sauce made there... A friend of mine, a professor of business, visited there he said, to learn about...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-20-2019
Replies: 1,979
Views: 301,461
Posted By Doug
^^^A bit of fun history...^^^ The first SAAB cars...

^^^A bit of fun history...^^^ The first SAAB cars were hacked together by SAAB aircraft engineers and mechanics who wanted to go racing on frozen lakes in Sweden. It got out of hand from there... :D
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-20-2019
Replies: 1,979
Views: 301,461
Posted By Doug
Unfortunately the Corvette was simply parked...

Unfortunately the Corvette was simply parked without the keys left in the ignition!


On the Mercury Capri, I think you're right... and I believe this was made by Mazda, or at least in cooperation...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-20-2019
Replies: 1,979
Views: 301,461
Posted By Doug
I think this is a similar-vintage...

I think this is a similar-vintage Corvette...
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1576829862.SEQ.0.jpgLeica MD262, 50 f/3.5 Heliar
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-20-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 4,136
Posted By Doug
And I believe it also involves machining and...

And I believe it also involves machining and installing a brass collar on the rear lens group for the RF cam follower to ride on. A nifty project!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-19-2019
Replies: 327
Views: 38,530
Posted By Doug
Newlyweds at Swan Court at the Hyatt Regency....

Newlyweds at Swan Court at the Hyatt Regency. Ka‘anapali, Maui, Hawaii.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1458196260.SEQ.2.jpgLeica S2, 70mm Summarit-S
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-19-2019
Replies: 327
Views: 38,530
Posted By Doug
San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Escondido,...

San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Escondido, California.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1444096619.SEQ.2.jpgLeica S2, 100mm Summicron-S
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-19-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 568
Posted By Doug
Orange, Trinidad...

Orange, Trinidad Cuba
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1498452680.SEQ.1.jpg

Leica MD262, 28mm Summicron ASPH
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-19-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 568
Posted By Doug
Going green, Napili...

Going green, Napili Maui
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1327529294.SEQ.0.jpg

Leica M9, 35 Summilux ASPH
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-19-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 568
Posted By Doug
Making waves under the Banyan tree,...

Making waves under the Banyan tree, Lahaina
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1326334281.SEQ.0.jpg

Leica M9, 35mm Summilux ASPH
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-19-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 568
Posted By Doug
Window...

Window painting
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1120972114.SEQ.0.jpg

Bronica RF645, 65mm
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-19-2019
Replies: 90
Views: 4,550
Posted By Doug
Larry, I'm older than you but agree with your...

Larry, I'm older than you but agree with your sentiments. Also never a pro photographer, and I'll observe that had you been a professional ice-cream taster, you might not choose to taste it after...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-18-2019
Replies: 1,403
Views: 73,896
Posted By Doug
"I drive a coupe", "I don't have a convertible",...

"I drive a coupe", "I don't have a convertible", "I also have a four-door", "My Leica M2 proudly wears an 8 Element Summicron!" See, Raid, it works fine. :D
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-18-2019
Replies: 1,979
Views: 301,461
Posted By Doug
Perhaps a club outing? All in bright colors! And...

Perhaps a club outing? All in bright colors! And I think you caught the same silver BMW in both pics!:)
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-17-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 824
Posted By Doug
You can still use the top thumb-winder with the...

You can still use the top thumb-winder with the trigger winder grip installed, but I've found that's not a good thing to do. Through force of habit I've sometimes used the thumb wind and had the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-17-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By Doug
Forgot to mention something about the hood for...

Forgot to mention something about the hood for the early 28 Summicron... seriously oversize to the point of being awkward. The similar but smaller hood (part# 12589) for the early v.1 35 Summilux...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-17-2019
Replies: 102
Views: 3,707
Posted By Doug
Thanks for pointing that out, dourbalistar!

Thanks for pointing that out, dourbalistar!
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-16-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 824
Posted By Doug
Welcome to RFF! My Bessa T is a chrome one but I...

Welcome to RFF! My Bessa T is a chrome one but I do have the 3.5/50mm Heliar. It's a very fine lens, though funky looking and can be a little awkward to use. Same for the Bessa T! I generally leave...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-16-2019
Replies: 102
Views: 3,707
Posted By Doug
Saleslady,...

Saleslady, Havanahttps://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1501213808.SEQ.3.jpg
Leica M-D 262, 28mm Summicron
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-16-2019
Replies: 102
Views: 3,707
Posted By Doug
Trinidad, Cuba.... Bob's cigar roller is a lot...

Trinidad, Cuba.... Bob's cigar roller is a lot prettier than mine!
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1499139608.SEQ.1.jpgLeica M-D 262, 28mm Summicron
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-16-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By Doug
I have both the early version and the 2016 later...

I have both the early version and the 2016 later version and I have not noticed any differences on full-frame digital Ms. Some say they prefer the rendering of the earlier version, but I don't see...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-16-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,268
Posted By Doug
Considering obscurity, how about the Leica S...

Considering obscurity, how about the Leica S series? Not many here seem to use it or speak of it. Generally resembles the R8/R9 and may be considered a descendant of those, or maybe ascendant, only a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-16-2019
Replies: 625
Views: 93,912
Posted By Doug
Huggo's Restaurant playing dance music,...

Huggo's Restaurant playing dance music, Kailua-Kona Hawaii
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1490596635.SEQ.3.jpg

Leica S2, 100mm Summicron-S, 1/2 sec exposure
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-16-2019
Replies: 628
Red
Views: 139,707
Posted By Doug
Ranch in the Kohala Mountains, Hawaii; dark and...

Ranch in the Kohala Mountains, Hawaii; dark and raining

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1491017760.SEQ.3.jpgLeica S2, 100mm Summicron-S
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-16-2019
Replies: 628
Red
Views: 139,707
Posted By Doug
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1492065344.SEQ.3.jpgLeica S2, 100mm Summicron-S
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-16-2019
Replies: 628
Red
Views: 139,707
Posted By Doug
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1430885595.SEQ.0.jpgLeica S2, 70mm Summarit-S
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-15-2019
Replies: 628
Red
Views: 139,707
Posted By Doug
Indeed, the texture is tactile! I believe the red...

Indeed, the texture is tactile! I believe the red cast part is an intake plenum chamber, a "pre-manifold" if you will... ;)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-14-2019
Replies: 1,979
Views: 301,461
Posted By Doug
This is an early one. I don't think this version...

This is an early one. I don't think this version was also sold under the MG Midget name but the later restyled one was. A bit difficult to tell them apart, so both were often called "Spridget".
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-14-2019
Replies: 1,979
Views: 301,461
Posted By Doug
Inexpensive yet stylish and fun! Austin-Healey...

Inexpensive yet stylish and fun! Austin-Healey Sprite...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-14-2019
Replies: 1,992
Views: 309,017
Posted By Doug
Derek, great shot of "attitude"!

Derek, great shot of "attitude"!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-11-2019
Replies: 1,979
Views: 301,461
Posted By Doug
^^^ 1949 or 1950 Mercury I think... And yes there...

^^^ 1949 or 1950 Mercury I think... And yes there is a resemblance to David's car... and I do like those venetian blinds :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-10-2019
Replies: 1,979
Views: 301,461
Posted By Doug
Isn't this center red car your namesake, the...

Isn't this center red car your namesake, the Alfasud made in Naples by Alfa Romeo? Front-wheel drive with a 1.2L boxer motor...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-10-2019
Replies: 1,403
Views: 73,896
Posted By Doug
A close cousin of the Hektor 73mm f/1.9 is the...

A close cousin of the Hektor 73mm f/1.9 is the current Voigtlander Heliar 75mm f/1.8... same arrangement and shapes of 6 elements in 3 doublet groups.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-07-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 904
Posted By Doug
In the later years of my film processing, my negs...

In the later years of my film processing, my negs picked up a slight purplish tint from treatment with dilute selenium toner, for archival purposes. Hypo clearing agent and a wash before, then more...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 12-07-2019
Replies: 127
Views: 32,871
Posted By Doug
Here's how they're listed, and the 90mm is a bit...

Here's how they're listed, and the 90mm is a bit further down...

1228 SUMMARIT 75mm f2.4 / f2.5 LEICA M
1226 SUMMARIT 50mm f2.4 / f2.5 LEICA M
1225 SUMMARIT 35mm f2.4 / f2.5 LEICA...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-07-2019
Replies: 1,403
Views: 73,896
Posted By Doug
True... I had my original 8-element 35 Summicron...

True... I had my original 8-element 35 Summicron coded by DAG to 000110 as a later Summicron.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 12-07-2019
Replies: 127
Views: 32,871
Posted By Doug
It was already on the list, Dick, along with the...

It was already on the list, Dick, along with the other Summarits but I edited the description to show both f/2.4 and f/2.5 versions, said to be actually the same.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-05-2019
Replies: 323
Views: 42,648
Posted By Doug
taemo, that last photo is my favorite of the...

taemo, that last photo is my favorite of the series. The little princess is incredibly cute!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-03-2019
Replies: 1,979
Views: 301,461
Posted By Doug
Exuberance in the late 50's indeed! But the...

Exuberance in the late 50's indeed! But the import market surged too with smaller sportier cars, and the decidedly anti-exuberant VW Beetle became very popular. Not uncommon to see these on their...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-02-2019
Replies: 1,979
Views: 301,461
Posted By Doug
I'm not sure what the point of it was... The...

I'm not sure what the point of it was... The transaxle moved weight rearward for better handling balance, and the independent rear suspension should reduce unsprung weight for better handling... but...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-01-2019
Replies: 1,979
Views: 301,461
Posted By Doug
The early-60's Pontiac Tempest had an interesting...

The early-60's Pontiac Tempest had an interesting mechanical "experiment"... a long slender driveshaft running in a long curved housing from the engine to a rear transaxle and independent rear...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-01-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 522
Posted By Doug
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=117509
Suggest starting from the end for the most recent advice.
And when you log in make sure to check the "remember me" box.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-01-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By Doug
I agree with the reticulation diagnosis......

I agree with the reticulation diagnosis... temperature shock! Other aspects of the test, as suggested, would be useful nonetheless.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-01-2019
Replies: 1,992
Views: 309,017
Posted By Doug
Derek, I very much like your first shot above, of...

Derek, I very much like your first shot above, of the art student. And the tonality is quite pleasant...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-30-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 4,920
Posted By Doug
Please bend this conversation back to the topic...

Please bend this conversation back to the topic of Kodak price increases and avoid the capitalist/communist/socialist politics. Interesting though some may be, some posts may be "disappeared"...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-30-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By Doug
Not much harm in trying a 12-exposure roll to see...

Not much harm in trying a 12-exposure roll to see what happens! :)
Forum: Leica SL 11-29-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,921
Posted By Doug
I sympathize with your position, Raid. I too have...

I sympathize with your position, Raid. I too have bought expensive gear not because of professional need but because I wanted it. And indeed I've enjoyed using this gear and don't regret the...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 11-29-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,223
Posted By Doug
Pretty slick idea and execution, Shawn! Looks...

Pretty slick idea and execution, Shawn! Looks like it works very well.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-28-2019
Replies: 1,979
Views: 301,461
Posted By Doug
^^1959 Cadillac... unique appearance for this...

^^1959 Cadillac... unique appearance for this year, and has become iconic of the era. When I was a teen our family had a similar-bodied 1959 Chevrolet Belair which also had distinctive tailfins.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-28-2019
Replies: 1,979
Views: 301,461
Posted By Doug
1956 Plymouth. I had a 55 hardtop for a few...

1956 Plymouth. I had a 55 hardtop for a few years, very similar but lower fins.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-28-2019
Replies: 323
Views: 42,648
Posted By Doug
Good catch! Why won't your M42 lens focus to...

Good catch! Why won't your M42 lens focus to infinity? Overly thick adapter? If the lens focuses ok on an M42 body, then doesn't on the MX body, it's probably due to a poorly made adapter. The...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-27-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,287
Posted By Doug
I have noted that in this area, buildings tend to...

I have noted that in this area, buildings tend to have neutral colors and earth-tones so they blend more easily with the landscape.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-26-2019
Replies: 323
Views: 42,648
Posted By Doug
Interesting, Colton.... I have a 28mm f/2 SMCP-M...

Interesting, Colton.... I have a 28mm f/2 SMCP-M but it looks somewhat different. Same "grenade" pattern focus ring but looks shorter. And your front element looks more recessed than mine tho hard to...
Forum: Travel 11-25-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,115
Posted By Doug
^^ This simplification sounds pretty sensible. :)...

^^ This simplification sounds pretty sensible. :) Maybe too many different films. I'd go nuts trying to decide which film for which camera for what occasion... Have to finish the film roll in the...
Forum: Yashica RF 11-25-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By Doug
Because the evidence appears at the upper left,...

Because the evidence appears at the upper left, look for the leak at the lower right, diagonally opposite.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-22-2019
Replies: 1,404
Views: 345,435
Posted By Doug
On the...

On the rocks...
(Yosemite)

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1368257428.SEQ.0.jpgPentax 6x7, 2.8/75mm
Forum: RFF Polls 11-22-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 6,320
Posted By Doug
Yeah, they might... More likely than dreaming of...

Yeah, they might... More likely than dreaming of electric sheep!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-22-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,568
Posted By Doug
Must have been 10 years earlier, 1981. :) By 1984...

Must have been 10 years earlier, 1981. :) By 1984 when the Mac came out, the IBM PC had already become the industry standard.
Forum: Yashica RF 11-22-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,113
Posted By Doug
That curved hood ornament with a ship design...

That curved hood ornament with a ship design would indicate a Plymouth auto. Used to have one! :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-21-2019
Replies: 726
Views: 91,321
Posted By Doug
Nice affectionate shot, Steve! "Patchogue" brings...

Nice affectionate shot, Steve! "Patchogue" brings back good memory of a time when a friend who lived there invited me to Thanksgiving with his large family, Jewish on one side and Catholic on the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-21-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,568
Posted By Doug
Thanks, Keith... The camera and lenses were...

Thanks, Keith... The camera and lenses were donated to another RFF member - except for the 500mm Kiron which is once again an orphan... :o
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-21-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,568
Posted By Doug
Commiseration on the bad experience... I'm...

Commiseration on the bad experience... I'm reminded of a camera show purchase, a used Kiron 500mm mirror lens. Lovely condition, in its fitted leather case with rear-mount filters. I'm a Pentax user...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-20-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,146
Posted By Doug
Relevant or not, the symbol is the Greek letter...

Relevant or not, the symbol is the Greek letter Phi, equivalent to our letter F, which stands for Film... :) Similar logic to Music Man's "trouble starts with t, which rhymes with p, which stands...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-17-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,287
Posted By Doug
Sedona with Leica and...

Sedona with Leica and Summarit
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1334111151.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-17-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,287
Posted By Doug
Sedona with Leica and Summarit Business jet...

Sedona with Leica and Summarit
Business jet circling to approach airport will go right over my head...
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1334111147.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-17-2019
Replies: 1,403
Views: 73,896
Posted By Doug
Just speaking for myself, I'm intrigued by this...

Just speaking for myself, I'm intrigued by this specialty low-volume item that harks back to a celebrated Leica lens, and would like to see how things develop. MS Optical may be thought in a somewhat...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-14-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,660
Posted By Doug
Same with Pentax dSLRs, a nifty way to use some...

Same with Pentax dSLRs, a nifty way to use some AF tech with MF lenses!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-13-2019
Replies: 1,979
Views: 301,461
Posted By Doug
Luscious color, Mike!

Luscious color, Mike!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-12-2019
Replies: 1,403
Views: 73,896
Posted By Doug
XXXXXXXXX could nicely be 8 ELEMENT :)

XXXXXXXXX could nicely be 8 ELEMENT :)
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 11-12-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1,121
Posted By Doug
The Graduate Central Washington...

The Graduate
Central Washington University
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1349918479.SEQ.0.jpg
Leica M9, Pentax-L 43mm f/1.9 Special; 1/250 f/6.7
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 11-12-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1,121
Posted By Doug
Flu Shot at the county health...

Flu Shot at the county health department
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1349417550.SEQ.0.jpg

Leica M9, Pentax-L 43mm f/1.9 Special; 1/125 f/4, focus on that needle!
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 11-12-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1,121
Posted By Doug
I've Got Rhythm At a childrens' activity center ...

I've Got Rhythm
At a childrens' activity center

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1133924653.SEQ.0.jpg

Minolta CLE, Pentax-L 43mm f/1.9 Special
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 11-12-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1,121
Posted By Doug
Favorite Mannikin Year after year in this window...

Favorite Mannikin
Year after year in this window on Main Street, dressed various ways, keeping her chin up, perhaps hoping for a better future. She was eventually taken down and dismembered in a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-12-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By Doug
I do pretty much the same as Chris... I started...

I do pretty much the same as Chris... I started the note-taking back in the '60s on 4x6 file cards. These were then transcribed in the '80s to a computer database file. It started with Microsoft...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 11-11-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1,121
Posted By Doug
According to Contax literature specs, their 45mm...

According to Contax literature specs, their 45mm Planar is actually 47mm focal length.

The Minolta CLE is a favorite of mine, and I have two. I have not made a formal comparison of the framing...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 11-11-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,857
Posted By Doug
Tessina... Tiny twin-lens reflex that shoots...

Tessina... Tiny twin-lens reflex that shoots 14x21mm on 35mm film, smaller than half-frame and not much larger than 110 film (14x17, which is essentially your quarter-frame size)
See some info at our...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-09-2019
Replies: 1,938
Views: 258,933
Posted By Doug
Delicious symmetry! :)

Delicious symmetry! :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-08-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By Doug
I too have used their consignment program, worked...

I too have used their consignment program, worked very well several times. For instance, I fondly recall the time they sold my bought-used M9 for me...

Sept 2013 sent complete M9 package with all...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-08-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,680
Posted By Doug
It's from using Tapatalk to post, which...

It's from using Tapatalk to post, which apparently inserts a code like that to replace curly quotes and apostrophes. I sometimes edit to correct that...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 11-08-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By Doug
The 15 pics posted in the gallery by the same...

The 15 pics posted in the gallery by the same member were three sets of the same 5 photos. Ten duplicates now removed. Will look into it...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-06-2019
Replies: 391
Views: 37,157
Posted By Doug
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1572835537.SEQ.2.jpg
Leica M8, 24mm Summilux
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-05-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,025
Posted By Doug
I like medium format, Ian, and I've traveled with...

I like medium format, Ian, and I've traveled with it a lot... Pentax 67, Fuji 645, Leica S2, etc. Not a big deal, no pun intended... I just don't try to carry a lot of pieces. Have a good trip!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-04-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 2,534
Posted By Doug
Corran, your pic above reminded me of this...

Corran, your pic above reminded me of this one...

San Juan River, Pagosa Springs, Colorado
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1515483587.SEQ.2.jpg
Leica S2, 2.5/35mm Summarit
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-02-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 2,224
Posted By Doug
Not quite all states... There may be others like...

Not quite all states... There may be others like Oregon which has no sales tax. But there's a state income tax. Conversely, Washington does have a sales tax, but no income tax! For those Washington...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-02-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,319
Posted By Doug
Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas Leica M8, 28mm...

Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas
Leica M8, 28mm...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-29-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,485
Posted By Doug
Fixing Mojitos for lunch at Habana61, Havana...

Fixing Mojitos for lunch at Habana61, Havana Cuba

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1494918348.SEQ.1.jpgLeica M-D 262, 28 Summicron
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-29-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,485
Posted By Doug
Where do I take this? (Havana...

Where do I take this? (Havana Cuba)

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1495177818.SEQ.3.jpgLeica M-D 262, 28 Summicron
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-29-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,485
Posted By Doug
Restaurant worker intercepts potential customers....

Restaurant worker intercepts potential customers. Havana, Cuba
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1495599283.SEQ.1.jpg

Leica M-D 262, 28 Summicron
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-29-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,485
Posted By Doug
99 bottles of Havana Club on the wall......

99 bottles of Havana Club on the wall... Cienfuegos Cuba
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1497760531.SEQ.3.jpg
Leica M-D 262, 28 Summicron
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-29-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,485
Posted By Doug
Beer delivery, Trinidad...

Beer delivery, Trinidad Cuba
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1499139609.SEQ.2.jpg
Leica M-D 262, 28 Summicron
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,237
Posted By Doug
Well, I have bigger cameras (medium format) but...

Well, I have bigger cameras (medium format) but for our 2007 Puerto Rico trip my "big" one was a Contax G2 with Fuji NPH400. And the small one was a tiny Canon ELPH jr with Kodak Black&White 400 APS...
Forum: Travel 10-28-2019
Replies: 120
Views: 4,476
Posted By Doug
Rio Grande river canyon on the road to Taos,...

Rio Grande river canyon on the road to Taos, flowing southward from Colorado
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1517816516.SEQ.2.jpg

Leica S2, 2.5/35mm Summarit
Forum: Travel 10-28-2019
Replies: 120
Views: 4,476
Posted By Doug
Them golden...

Them golden arches...
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1517816515.SEQ.0.jpg

Leica S2, 2.5/35mm Summarit
Forum: Travel 10-28-2019
Replies: 120
Views: 4,476
Posted By Doug
Work party, Taos Pueblo. They asked me to put a...

Work party, Taos Pueblo. They asked me to put a monetary donation in a white plastic bucket.

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1517646612.SEQ.2.jpgLeica S2, 2.5/35mm Summarit
Forum: Travel 10-28-2019
Replies: 120
Views: 4,476
Posted By Doug
Oven Peppers, Taos...

Oven Peppers, Taos Pueblo
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1517646611.SEQ.0.jpg

Leica S2, 2.5/35mm Summarit
Forum: Travel 10-28-2019
Replies: 120
Views: 4,476
Posted By Doug
"Dogs of...

"Dogs of Taos"
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1517555233.SEQ.3.jpgLeica S2, 2.5/35mm Summarit
Forum: Travel 10-27-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 858
Posted By Doug
Larry, fascinating photos and dialog! I stopped...

Larry, fascinating photos and dialog! I stopped by there in Sept 1970 and took my 1970 Honda 750 out onto the salt which was smooth and hard. Nobody else around then, no Speed Week, so for safety...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-26-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,803
Posted By Doug
My longest used camera would be the Leica M2...

My longest used camera would be the Leica M2 button-rewind I got used in 1967. I used a Pentax H3v before that but the one I have now is not the same one...

I still have my first digital camera, a...
Forum: Leica SL 10-22-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 692
Posted By Doug
I think it's largely about how you like to view...

I think it's largely about how you like to view the subject. Check Reid Reviews for some good tests and commentary.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-22-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,135
Posted By Doug
Old motel owned by Sheriff's Dept awaiting...

Old motel owned by Sheriff's Dept awaiting demolition; door probably forced by asbestos removal team... Although this might have been the unit where some idiots were sniffed-out packaging drugs on...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-22-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,135
Posted By Doug
Fracture lines in old extruded basalt, Central...

Fracture lines in old extruded basalt, Central Washington

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1135153705.SEQ.0.jpg
Contax G2, 2.0/35mm Planar, Fuji 160S @100
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-21-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,135
Posted By Doug
IMO choice of subject & light, timing, exposure...

IMO choice of subject & light, timing, exposure and processing, putting something of yourself into the photos... This is where real "character" comes in. I prefer a neutral rendering from the...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 10-16-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,248
Posted By Doug
Note that this thread has been moved to a...

Note that this thread has been moved to a newly-expanded sub-forum now retitled "Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series". Thanks for your input! :D
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-14-2019
Replies: 1,979
Views: 301,461
Posted By Doug
^^ (not M.Cary's nice Ford Thunderbird!) lovely...

^^ (not M.Cary's nice Ford Thunderbird!) lovely 60-ish Porsche! And two other interesting things visible... Is that a Porsche Boxster down the street? And upper right the wheel lock may be applied by...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 10-14-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,632
Posted By Doug
No need to invert the camera to view the aperture...

No need to invert the camera to view the aperture scale on the bottom of the lens... push the aperture ring forward a bit to unlock and rotate it 180į so that the scale on the underside is now on the...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 10-14-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,632
Posted By Doug
The Pen FT metering setup is weird and...

The Pen FT metering setup is weird and unwieldy... :) After the FT was introduced, all new lenses had dual aperture scales, one for the actual f/stops and one for the meter numbers. These are 180...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 10-11-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,632
Posted By Doug
Here's how my FV came, said to have had a former...

Here's how my FV came, said to have had a former scientific use...


https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=78459&d=1272494675
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-10-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 6,965
Posted By Doug
Scientists suggest a lot of "dark matter" in the...

Scientists suggest a lot of "dark matter" in the universe, some of which maybe got on your negs... ?? I see something on your powerlines shot above, a sort of mistyness against the dark ridges......
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 10-10-2019
Replies: 1,944
Views: 385,968
Posted By Doug
Pretty nifty... Thanks to you and others for this...

Pretty nifty... Thanks to you and others for this confirmation. Then one is easily able to switch formats at will depending on how one wishes to frame the composition; i.e. not "stuck" making panos...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-09-2019
Replies: 1,745
Views: 443,473
Posted By Doug
Welcome to RFF, Andy! You'll find some help in...

Welcome to RFF, Andy! You'll find some help in our Help / Feedback forum, in a sticky thread here:
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=117509
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-09-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 671
Posted By Doug
An APO 50mm from Voigtlander, interesting! Other...

An APO 50mm from Voigtlander, interesting! Other lens mount(s) would be useful...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-09-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 524
Posted By Doug
Not sure why it would not be suggested, but FWIW...

Not sure why it would not be suggested, but FWIW the OM-10 is the price-leader model made for Olympus by Cosina so the controls are a bit less Olympus-like! :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-09-2019
Replies: 1,151
Views: 297,082
Posted By Doug
^^ Nice Kawasaki... but look to the left and...

^^ Nice Kawasaki... but look to the left and beyond! Looks like a 1000cc Honda inline six! Don't see many of those around.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 10-08-2019
Replies: 1,944
Views: 385,968
Posted By Doug
Please excuse my lack of experience with the Fuji...

Please excuse my lack of experience with the Fuji or Hasselblad pano cams... I understand it's possible to choose 2:3 24x36 format also... can that be switched in mid-roll?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-07-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,613
Posted By Doug
Good to hear, Bob... I too have a Minolta...

Good to hear, Bob... I too have a Minolta MultiPro but it's never been used. I've thought "maybe one day" but it's not looking likely.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-06-2019
Replies: 445
Views: 76,368
Posted By Doug
PF, congrats on the M4-P! My M2 button rewind...

PF, congrats on the M4-P!

My M2 button rewind came used from a retail shop in Seattle in 1967, $150, plus a new v.1 35mm Summicron for $163.50... I haven't shot the M2 for a while, but I used the 35...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-02-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 808
Posted By Doug
It was Kyocera (Yashica) that made the wide range...

It was Kyocera (Yashica) that made the wide range of modern-day Contax branded cameras. I have two G2 bodies plus most lenses, and I have very much enjoyed using them. I also have a freshened-up...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-02-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,522
Posted By Doug
I agree... DAG adjusted mine (and added 6-bit...

I agree... DAG adjusted mine (and added 6-bit coding) changing the best focus from its original f/2.8 to f/2-2.2 so I can now effectively ignore the focus shift issue (used on digital). Very...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-02-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 4,522
Posted By Doug
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1132987962.SEQ.0.jpg

Fuji GA645Wi, Fuji Z800 at EI500
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-01-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 689
Posted By Doug
Seems more useful to have a bulk loader for 1000...

Seems more useful to have a bulk loader for 1000 feet of film... :eek: No long-roll measuring and cutting. Such an item may not be available of course. Perhaps consider a home workbench project...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-01-2019
Replies: 401
Views: 24,892
Posted By Doug
From last June 23....

From last June 23....
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 10-01-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,632
Posted By Doug
Farmers' market...

Farmers' market portrait
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1366705497.SEQ.0.jpg
Olympus Pen FV, 1.4/40mm Zuiko
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 10-01-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,632
Posted By Doug
Auto-body shop paint...

Auto-body shop paint stuff
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1378881029.SEQ.0.jpgOlympus Pen FV, 2.0/70mm Zuiko
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 10-01-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,632
Posted By Doug
Condition of the sample you find is probably more...

Condition of the sample you find is probably more important than any differences among the Pen F models. I have two FT and one FV and was a bit surprised that this FV's viewfinder isn't any brighter...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 6,837
Posted By Doug
Strangely enough I get similar comments, like...

Strangely enough I get similar comments, like "what's with the antique camera?" from my physician and a compliment for using a film camera from a newspaper gal smoking out back of the newspaper...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,712
Posted By Doug
Sounds like fun... How did that work out for you,...

Sounds like fun... How did that work out for you, Huss?

Though I have "several" cameras, I chose to bring only the Leica M-D 262 and 35mm Summicron v.1 on this snowy vacation to the Canadian...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-30-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By Doug
Great shots of the snowy mountain scenery, and...

Great shots of the snowy mountain scenery, and congratulations on the certification. Glad the camera is ok, but that sounds like a major pain in the chest! Best wishes for full recovery.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-29-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,030
Posted By Doug
How does one decide which medium to use for which...

How does one decide which medium to use for which exposures? I understand some use film for B&W while reserving digital for color. That makes some sense to me, but raises the other issue about...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-29-2019
Replies: 2,984
Views: 1,789,929
Posted By Doug
Yes I know! Stuck in it right now in...

Yes I know! Stuck in it right now in Banff/Canmore on a vacation trip. Not driving the right car & tires for this stuff. I gather this is the edge of a system much worse in the areas further SE. But...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-29-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,309
Posted By Doug
The M240 is a fine and uniquely versatile Leica....

The M240 is a fine and uniquely versatile Leica. I explored the live view feature early-on with adapted SLR lenses but have not found it particularly useful as I have a nice SLR too. I have not used...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-25-2019
Replies: 1,144
Views: 230,266
Posted By Doug
Pixie is the largest of the three once-abandoned...

Pixie is the largest of the three once-abandoned kittens, a big fluffy girl kitty, with a gorgeous big tail. Here ~5+ months age, at first she was mostly a pale grey with faint streaks of orange,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-25-2019
Replies: 1,144
Views: 230,266
Posted By Doug
Teddy the fluffy tabby (smallest of the three...

Teddy the fluffy tabby (smallest of the three once-abandoned kittens) and his orange twin brother Popsie.
Pentax K-1 1.4/85mm Zeiss...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-25-2019
Replies: 1,144
Views: 230,266
Posted By Doug
Cassandra at age 6, adoptive mother of 3...

Cassandra at age 6, adoptive mother of 3 abandoned kittens just when they really needed her. Having once been an abandoned stray kitten herself she knows what it's like...
Pentax K-1 1.4/85mm Zeiss...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-25-2019
Replies: 703
Sticky: 6x9 photos Only
Views: 249,926
Posted By Doug
Smith Rock and the Crooked River... interesting...

Smith Rock and the Crooked River... interesting area. :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-18-2019
Replies: 401
Views: 24,892
Posted By Doug
While the bayonet Pentax filters are convenient,...

While the bayonet Pentax filters are convenient, if you have them, standard screw-in filters fit and work fine. :)
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