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Forum: RFF News 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 426
Posted By Rob-F
Really good humor, Helen. And yet another side...

Really good humor, Helen. And yet another side of you we can appreciate, comes to light. You are special.
Forum: Optics Theory - 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By Rob-F
I think we can rule out modified Tessar, since...

I think we can rule out modified Tessar, since the Tessar has only three groups, and the Color Skopar has five.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 243
Posted By Rob-F
It was advertised as ugly, but is really in fine...

It was advertised as ugly, but is really in fine shape? I've passed up a lens or two when they were described as "UG". Maybe I shouldn't have!
Forum: Photography General Interest 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By Rob-F
Retinax, if moisture isn't an issue and you want...

Retinax, if moisture isn't an issue and you want to keep your gear clean and dust free, why not simply keep it all in a cupboard with doors? That will keep the dust off, allow enough air...
Forum: Photography General Interest 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By Rob-F
I keep my lenses and cameras in a five drawer...

I keep my lenses and cameras in a five drawer Sears Craftsman metal tool cabinet, in the basement. Since it's metal, there are no materials that store moisture. The air conditioning and heating...
Forum: RFF News 4 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 983
Posted By Rob-F
Well put, Larry. I might like to sell a thing or...

Well put, Larry. I might like to sell a thing or two, but if someone buys something, then I have to take it to the post office, or FedEx. Risk! I did sell one thing, took it to FedEx, and was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Days Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,596
Posted By Rob-F
That's my policy. Not that I personally know...

That's my policy. Not that I personally know them (except for one or two). I have no problem buying from a member whom I or others have interacted with on the forum, over time. Would it be useful...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 988
Posted By Rob-F
I'd say 35mm comes the closest to taking in what...

I'd say 35mm comes the closest to taking in what I'm aware of seeing, most of the time. Or to put it another way, when I look in the finder with a 35 on the camera, I usually see the view I was...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 590
Posted By Rob-F
When we visited Zion, they didn't even let you...

When we visited Zion, they didn't even let you drive in it. You had to get on a shuttle bus. Is it still like that?
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,572
Posted By Rob-F
Yes, I think "scale focus" is a more acceptable...

Yes, I think "scale focus" is a more acceptable term for the SWC.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 515
Posted By Rob-F
Agreed. pinholes tend to look like pinhole-sized...

Agreed. pinholes tend to look like pinhole-sized dots on the negative.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 684
Posted By Rob-F
Here's a dissenting opinion. From your...

Here's a dissenting opinion. From your description, it sounds too nice to give it up. A collapsible in that condition is a rare find. It may be that the helicoid was assembled incorrectly during...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 3,839
Posted By Rob-F
Do you mean, because of too much finder intrusion?

Do you mean, because of too much finder intrusion?
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 95
Views: 4,161
Posted By Rob-F
Overhauled two more of my Ektagraphic slide...

Overhauled two more of my Ektagraphic slide projectors (so far). Reworking an old multiprojector slide show that was never quite right. Trying to do therapy over the telephone.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 598
Posted By Rob-F
It is a Nikon/Nikkor lens, I imagine? Nikkors...

It is a Nikon/Nikkor lens, I imagine? Nikkors generally focus the opposite way from Leica lenses. Not surprising that the aperture is opposite too!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 949
Posted By Rob-F
I agree with Freakscene. You have to consider...

I agree with Freakscene. You have to consider each lens individually. There's no blanket answer that applies to all lenses. The 24mm R lens, for instance, is no the same lens as the 24mm M. The R...
Forum: Off Topic 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 738
Posted By Rob-F
Has he always been that way? Or is this...

Has he always been that way? Or is this something new, perhaps since he was laid off? It's possible he is clinically depressed. Seriously depressed people may not keep up their ADL's ( Activities...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By Rob-F
Sounds like a good idea. The 1.25 would bring...

Sounds like a good idea. The 1.25 would bring the .72 finder of the M5 up to about 1.13 or so. That's stronger than the M3, which is 0.91.

I'll watch this thread. If it works, I might want one...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 163
Views: 6,702
Posted By Rob-F
That is a good price! I have one and can...

That is a good price! I have one and can recommend it! Bitingly sharp, and great color!
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 163
Views: 6,702
Posted By Rob-F
I use and can recommend MREs (Meals Ready To...

I use and can recommend MREs (Meals Ready To Eat), MSR (Mountain Safety Research) water filter with pump, and a Timberline tent.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 726
Posted By Rob-F
Sounds like it's time to give serious...

Sounds like it's time to give serious consideration to the possibility of a leak around the strap lug. Maybe you could try firing a flash, or directing the beam of a flashlight, around the strap lug...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 163
Views: 6,702
Posted By Rob-F
This is not the time for unnecessary major...

This is not the time for unnecessary major spending. A little film or developer seems ok, although I think I have enough to get by until the crisis is over. It is a good time to spend time using...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,115
Posted By Rob-F
Another vote for the classic image. The color is...

Another vote for the classic image. The color is too obviously pumped up in the RAW version, while the classic looks very natural, easy on the eyes, and "right." There was no PP of the RAW version?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,003
Posted By Rob-F
I like the davidnewtonguitars solution. Let the...

I like the davidnewtonguitars solution. Let the strap attach to the case, instead of the camera! Brilliant!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 322
Views: 46,216
Posted By Rob-F
Greg, what is going on with that building,...

Greg, what is going on with that building, apparently leaning over? And the cables coming out of it? It looks impossible, surreal!
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,227
Posted By Rob-F
I think when trying for the closest match, the...

I think when trying for the closest match, the specification of focal length and aperture is a good starting point; but I believe the distance of the rear element from the film (sensor) also matters....
Forum: DIYS Modifications 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,860
Posted By Rob-F
My ideal XPAN would be: First of all, reduce the...

My ideal XPAN would be: First of all, reduce the gate width a little bit to 54 or 56mm, to match the gate of my Hasselblad PCP80 projector. Now the aspect ratio is 2.25:1, about the same as 70mm...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 241
Views: 8,199
Posted By Rob-F
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/11787/U11787I1584433580.SEQ.1.jpg
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 241
Views: 8,199
Posted By Rob-F
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/11787/U11787I1584305584.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 241
Views: 8,199
Posted By Rob-F
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/11787/U11787I1584302284.SEQ.0.jpg

Abby, Leda, Hazel, Ginger
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 452
Views: 70,658
Posted By Rob-F
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/11787/U11787I1584230035.SEQ.0.jpg

Restored Centennial Locomotive, Museum of Transport, St. Louis
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 452
Views: 70,658
Posted By Rob-F
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/11787/U11787I1565744450.SEQ.0.jpg

In the Delmar Loop, University City, MO.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By Rob-F
You have to admire that kind of skill.

You have to admire that kind of skill.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,042
Views: 198,478
Posted By Rob-F
Nice shot, Ellen! Really picturesque! Cute...

Nice shot, Ellen! Really picturesque! Cute little locomotive.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,337
Posted By Rob-F
I generally use RAW with cameras for which my...

I generally use RAW with cameras for which my computers have a RAW converter. And I use jpg when they don't. When I use jpg, I like to use a film simulation (at least with the Fuji cameras). I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,368
Posted By Rob-F
I have almost always kept my color and B&W in...

I have almost always kept my color and B&W in balance. I shoot color for projecting slides, and mostly color to view on the computer. I shoot B&W film and make prints in my darkroom. I especially...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 3,372
Posted By Rob-F
No, it won't. It will be an M6 with a broken...

No, it won't. It will be an M6 with a broken meter. It won't quite be functionally an M4P because the latter has more accurate framelines. I don't expect rangefinder framing to be 100%, but in my...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By Rob-F
Might it have to do with motion picture...

Might it have to do with motion picture photography of the microscope images? The buttons on the left marked 16 and 35 might refer to the film gauge.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,389
Posted By Rob-F
That veeeery long focus throw is one of the...

That veeeery long focus throw is one of the reasons why the version 3 is among my favorites. Because along with the long focus throw goes a long and highly useful DOF scale. I check my DOF...
Forum: Photo Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 586
Posted By Rob-F
I love Aperture. My situation is a bit similar: ...

I love Aperture. My situation is a bit similar: I'm running a 2009 imac and a 2009 13" Macbook, both with Aperture. And a 2013 Macbook Pro 15" with a later version of Aperture I don't like as...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 943
Posted By Rob-F
Now that I've seen this, I like the grain of HP5...

Now that I've seen this, I like the grain of HP5 a lot better than that of the Delta 3200!

I'll have to remember this. Thanks for posting these great shots!
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 1,732
Posted By Rob-F
Yes, let's see pictures!

Yes, let's see pictures!
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 771
Posted By Rob-F
Wobble would have to cause misalignment. That...

Wobble would have to cause misalignment. That can't be good. And coming from Carl Zeiss, I hope it's not normal! Actually I have the 35mm f/2.8 version c Biogon, and there is no wobble.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,186
Posted By Rob-F
Yes, I agree, DDX and Tmax are high on my list. ...

Yes, I agree, DDX and Tmax are high on my list. And XTOL as well. The first two are more convenient to mix, though!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,186
Posted By Rob-F
I wonder why Puts didn't use developers most of...

I wonder why Puts didn't use developers most of us know about. I'm not familiar with anything he used.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 127
Views: 15,579
Posted By Rob-F
I object to Rodinal and HC-110 being more popular...

I object to Rodinal and HC-110 being more popular than D-76. I demand that five more D-76 fans sign up, immediately. :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 2,391
Posted By Rob-F
I haven't read through all the posts and...

I haven't read through all the posts and suggestions, but when I saw this thread, I got out my 50mm Planar and set it beside my 50mm version 3 Summicron. The Planar is about 1/8" longer than the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 759
Posted By Rob-F
Are you planning on wet printing, or will you...

Are you planning on wet printing, or will you scan and print digitally?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,003
Posted By Rob-F
Well, I don't know the situation in London, but...

Well, I don't know the situation in London, but if need be, I know Sherry Krauter has replaced lugs before. She even installs the missing third lug on early M5s. I suppose DAG would do it, as well.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By Rob-F
I keep an Emoscop in the darkroom for examining...

I keep an Emoscop in the darkroom for examining details in negatives or slides when my 12 power loupe from Edmund Scientific isn't enough.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 495
Posted By Rob-F
No. Better to stay healthy! I won't fly to...

No. Better to stay healthy! I won't fly to France to see it. I can see it well enough in the picture. :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 835
Posted By Rob-F
If the Hasselblad seems clunky now, it might feel...

If the Hasselblad seems clunky now, it might feel even clunkier with a 50. But not necessarily. I can shoot with my 500CM with the 50mm, the compendium shade, and the PME finder, and not find it...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By Rob-F
Interesting bit of Leica history! Thanks for...

Interesting bit of Leica history! Thanks for posting!
Forum: Jason Schneider - The Camera Collector 02-29-2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2,327
Posted By Rob-F
Hello, Jason! Of course I recognize your name! ...

Hello, Jason! Of course I recognize your name! I've read your articles in the magazines over the years.

OK. So I've had a couple of Rolleiflexes over the years. I don't have any now, and I'm...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-26-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By Rob-F
The nameplate bearing the serial number and model...

The nameplate bearing the serial number and model number is easily exchanged. This ad needs to be reported.
Forum: Olympus RF 02-25-2020
Replies: 16
Views: 1,056
Posted By Rob-F
Field curvature seems a reasonable guess to me. ...

Field curvature seems a reasonable guess to me. Possibly combined with an additional cause?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-24-2020
Replies: 88
Views: 4,781
Posted By Rob-F
I gather it must have had quite an effect on you,...

I gather it must have had quite an effect on you, Vince! You bought it, after all. I hope you post some shots from it. "Heidoscop" comes pretty close to "Heidecke," on every Rollei I think I've...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-24-2020
Replies: 88
Views: 4,781
Posted By Rob-F
I was doing street photos with a Rollei T one...

I was doing street photos with a Rollei T one day, and a man came running over, "Hey, what's up with the old box camera?"
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-22-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 993
Posted By Rob-F
That's interesting! Worth remembering.

That's interesting! Worth remembering.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-22-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 993
Posted By Rob-F
Gusia? What's that?

Gusia? What's that?
Forum: RFF Polls 02-20-2020
Replies: 99
Views: 3,796
Posted By Rob-F
My lenses would feel naked without a hood. I...

My lenses would feel naked without a hood. I have one for every lens and always use them.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 1,095
Posted By Rob-F
I'm sure that's what it is.

I'm sure that's what it is.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-20-2020
Replies: 28
Views: 759
Posted By Rob-F
I don't think I would want a zoom lens on an Xpro...

I don't think I would want a zoom lens on an Xpro any more than I want one on my Leica. I tried a Tri-Elmar, which is sort of a zoom, and sold it. Too big, heavy, and slow, and it got in the way of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-18-2020
Replies: 50
Views: 1,378
Posted By Rob-F
I'd be good with just the 35mm equivalent--23mm,...

I'd be good with just the 35mm equivalent--23mm, for APS-c. Maybe add a 25mm or 28mm equivalent. And then I might add a second body. Of course, I only have one M9, but I could use the X100 and the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-16-2020
Replies: 79
Views: 3,087
Posted By Rob-F
I prefer RPN, too. I'm stocked up: I have an...

I prefer RPN, too. I'm stocked up: I have an HP-11, two HP 41c, and another HP I can't remember the number of. I keep meaning to add an HP-12.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-16-2020
Replies: 79
Views: 3,087
Posted By Rob-F
As a user of both the M9 and Leica M film...

As a user of both the M9 and Leica M film cameras, I can say the reports of its chunkiness are exaggerated. OK, it's a little thicker, front to back, than an M2. But this is only really noticed...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-12-2020
Replies: 79
Views: 6,625
Posted By Rob-F
Hi Eric, just FYI, the 12585 hood won't fit on a...

Hi Eric, just FYI, the 12585 hood won't fit on a Summilux. The one for the Summilux looks entirely the same as the 12585, but it has to be bigger because the Lux has a 43mm front filter diameter. ...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-11-2020
Replies: 99
Views: 4,227
Posted By Rob-F
I have not succumbed to the X-pro, but I like my...

I have not succumbed to the X-pro, but I like my X100 so much, and my X10 and X20, that I might go for one of those one of these days. Probably should get all the lenses, too, so it would wind up...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-11-2020
Replies: 12
Views: 1,192
Posted By Rob-F
This is a bit like comparing a Jeep Wrangler...

This is a bit like comparing a Jeep Wrangler Sahara to a BMW sports car, or a Rolls Royce. They are each at the top of their class, but they do different jobs! The SWC is a first-class optic. It...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-10-2020
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By Rob-F
I've had an M8.2, M9, D200, D300, D700. The M8.2...

I've had an M8.2, M9, D200, D300, D700. The M8.2 colors were something special. But I sold it for the M9 because I wanted full frame, and the ability to manually enter my lenses. The D200 I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-09-2020
Replies: 15
Views: 927
Posted By Rob-F
Kostya, I know Madona is a town in Latvia, and I...

Kostya, I know Madona is a town in Latvia, and I can see your article is a reference to Madonna. But I don't see why you spelled it "Madonas." Is that a local expression? I know I'm missing...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-08-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 1,175
Posted By Rob-F
I haven't bought or shot color negative film in...

I haven't bought or shot color negative film in years. Several years ago I wanted to buy some for my wife. I looked in Walgreens, Wal-Mart, and the grocery. The grocery had none; Walgreens had...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-06-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By Rob-F
So the frames in question were grossly...

So the frames in question were grossly overexposed? Maybe the camera ran out of shutter speeds, didn't have a high enough speed to expose correctly at f/2.8?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-06-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1,043
Posted By Rob-F
I wouldn't buy it, by the way. I'd consider it...

I wouldn't buy it, by the way. I'd consider it defaced.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-06-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1,043
Posted By Rob-F
To the best of my knowledge Leitz Never engraved...

To the best of my knowledge Leitz Never engraved a swastika on any Leica. Usually they are a sign that the camera is a Russian fake. But yours Seems to be a model III or thereabouts, and may be a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-06-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 953
Posted By Rob-F
No, I will stick with mine. I'm comfortable with...

No, I will stick with mine. I'm comfortable with it. Sure, it's 2020, but some of us keep our Barnacks in good condition for when we want to use them!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-06-2020
Replies: 52
Views: 2,143
Posted By Rob-F
I can agree that the match needle system on the...

I can agree that the match needle system on the Nikkormat is an excellent system. While I no longer have a Nikkormat, the analog needles on my two FE2 bodies, and on my FM3a, make possible very...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-06-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 953
Posted By Rob-F
The same thing happened to my Digilux 2. Leica...

The same thing happened to my Digilux 2. Leica replaced the sensor.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-05-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By Rob-F
Apart from the baseplate, I see no reason to...

Apart from the baseplate, I see no reason to suspect it of being a repaint.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-02-2020
Replies: 41
Views: 1,591
Posted By Rob-F
Because of her age? She's only 66. I can...

Because of her age? She's only 66. I can understand Huss being unhappy that Sherry made a mistake. But I think we must remember, this is only one negative report, even if Huss has repeated it a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-02-2020
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By Rob-F
I don't know why you couldn't store film in it,...

I don't know why you couldn't store film in it, but it's meant for motion picture film--1000 feet of it! I believe it would be very hard to locate the images you want, the next time you need them. ...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-02-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 2,382
Posted By Rob-F
In Windows . . . so will it work on a Mac, or is...

In Windows . . . so will it work on a Mac, or is it for Microsoft?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-02-2020
Replies: 38
Views: 1,943
Posted By Rob-F
Congratulations not only on owning the 28...

Congratulations not only on owning the 28 Summilux, but on your ability to use it so effectively as well! These are great documentary shots of life in Thailand.

Where in Florida are you? I grew up...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-01-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 2,382
Posted By Rob-F
What is the GUI version?

What is the GUI version?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-31-2020
Replies: 110
Views: 3,861
Posted By Rob-F
Yes, the focus throw is shorter than with the...

Yes, the focus throw is shorter than with the Version III; and that is what accounts for its compressed, less useful DOF scale. This is the main reason reason I prefer the III to the IV. I almost...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-31-2020
Replies: 110
Views: 3,861
Posted By Rob-F
Version I is the Collapsible. Version II is the...

Version I is the Collapsible.
Version II is the Rigid, and also the Dual Range, AKA the DRS.
Version III is the black one made from 1969 to 1979, number 11817.
Version IV has a different optical...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-31-2020
Replies: 41
Views: 1,591
Posted By Rob-F
I have two M5s, both with the original L seal,...

I have two M5s, both with the original L seal, and both working perfectly. When I decide to get them a CLA, they will go to Sherry. Sherry likes to say she was born the same year as the M3, which...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-28-2020
Replies: 328
Views: 24,591
Posted By Rob-F
Timmyjoe is the shutter acting up at all speeds,...

Timmyjoe is the shutter acting up at all speeds, or just the slow ones?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-28-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By Rob-F
I've noticed some black re-paint Leicas, M2 and...

I've noticed some black re-paint Leicas, M2 and Barnacks, being done by a fellow who offers them on RFF classifieds from time to time. They look so nice, I've been tempted. Maybe he will offer an...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-28-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By Rob-F
KTM, when you find your black paint M4, do you...

KTM, when you find your black paint M4, do you plan to make it your go-to Leica for shooting?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-27-2020
Replies: 328
Views: 24,591
Posted By Rob-F
When I was 18 and in the Air Force, I saw a gray...

When I was 18 and in the Air Force, I saw a gray baby Rollei in the base exchange for $65.00. I still wish I had bought it. It just looked so cool! If 127 film were more available, I would...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-27-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 2,335
Posted By Rob-F
A tighter crop when using the 85 in place of the...

A tighter crop when using the 85 in place of the 90? The finder will be tighter than the image on film or sensor, if that's what you mean; but conversely you will get a bit more in the picture.

I...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-27-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 2,382
Posted By Rob-F
So, will exiftool work with Aperture?

So, will exiftool work with Aperture?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-27-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 2,335
Posted By Rob-F
I still have my original chrome 90 Elmarit. I've...

I still have my original chrome 90 Elmarit. I've always thought of it as being about as sharp as a lens could be. A tripod is definitely required to fully appreciate how good it is. But I have...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-27-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 2,335
Posted By Rob-F
And as a matter of fact, it's only a tad longer...

And as a matter of fact, it's only a tad longer and heavier than the 75mm CV Color-Heliar. I will throw it in the bag when I want a small light 90 along. I'm thinking of the thin Tele-Elmarit when...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-27-2020
Replies: 208
Views: 17,603
Posted By Rob-F
You might check with AgX lab in Sault St. Marie,...

You might check with AgX lab in Sault St. Marie, MI. Talk to Michael Lussier, there. He'll know. Just Google AgX. It'll come up.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-27-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 2,382
Posted By Rob-F
I want to be able to enter my lens data into...

I want to be able to enter my lens data into Aperture, when I have forgotten to enter the data into the camera before shooting. So that when I've shot with a 28mm PC Nikkor, but left the D700 manual...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2020
Replies: 77
Views: 2,705
Posted By Rob-F
I've taken some of my best shots with my D700. ...

I've taken some of my best shots with my D700. And I can't seem to let go of my D300, either. They are good Nikons.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-26-2020
Replies: 21
Views: 865
Posted By Rob-F
A couple of years ago I read that Star Wars...

A couple of years ago I read that Star Wars returned to using film. I think it was George Lucas's decision. I think that counts as commercial!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-26-2020
Replies: 108
Views: 5,461
Posted By Rob-F
Stores shouldn't raise prices on items they...

Stores shouldn't raise prices on items they purchased wholesale at the old price. They don't need to, and it's not fair! :eek:
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-24-2020
Replies: 28
Views: 826
Posted By Rob-F
Same here. I was visualizing shooting from the...

Same here. I was visualizing shooting from the wings, across the width of the stage.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-24-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 837
Posted By Rob-F
No, I think the M2 will be even smoother by then!...

No, I think the M2 will be even smoother by then! :)

The reason for changing to steel gears was to withstand the forces of a motor drive.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-24-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 2,547
Posted By Rob-F
An M4 could be a better starter because of its...

An M4 could be a better starter because of its more accurately sized 50mm frameline. The badly undersized M6 frameline could be frustrating for a person trying to get used to a rangefinder camera.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-23-2020
Replies: 17
Views: 1,141
Posted By Rob-F
First thing that comes to mind for me is the Fuji...

First thing that comes to mind for me is the Fuji X100. It is the most Leica-like digital camera I know of. It's AF, great viewfinder with frameline, nice color with simulation for Velvia, Provia,...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-23-2020
Replies: 28
Views: 826
Posted By Rob-F
I've never shot ballet, nor done stage...

I've never shot ballet, nor done stage photography. So you can take this with a grain of salt. But I will say I am surprised by the recommendation for an 80-200 or a 300. Somehow I can't imagine...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-21-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 853
Posted By Rob-F
I do just eyeball the photo-flo, never having...

I do just eyeball the photo-flo, never having thought of using a syringe. But I use a syringe for transferring ink into my fountain pens. I leave the needle in place, it's much easier. I think...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-20-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 1,335
Posted By Rob-F
I have both the Summilux ASPH (non-FLE) and the...

I have both the Summilux ASPH (non-FLE) and the Summicron ASPH. The latter gets more use because of its smaller size. I don't do a lot of shooting against the light, but I haven't noticed the flare...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-20-2020
Replies: 33
Views: 1,027
Posted By Rob-F
It's hard to pass up a collapsible lens for a...

It's hard to pass up a collapsible lens for a Leica screw-mount body. The 50/3.5 Elmar is the most compact! I prefer the f/2.8 Elmar for its easier to use aperture control, though it is a bit less...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-20-2020
Replies: 47
Views: 1,903
Posted By Rob-F
The Mamiya 7 II is dead quiet, and not very...

The Mamiya 7 II is dead quiet, and not very heavy. It hand-holds very comfortably. I believe the 6 is similar.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-20-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 853
Posted By Rob-F
I do everything as you have described, except...

I do everything as you have described, except that I remove excess water using two ordinary kitchen sponges. I put one behind the film and one in front. I hold them against the film with the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-19-2020
Replies: 60
Views: 2,494
Posted By Rob-F
A very good suggestion. And I concur that the...

A very good suggestion. And I concur that the Dual-Range Summicron, or DRS, with the very same lens cell as the Rigid, can also be a good idea, as Phil says, if you want the close-focusing...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-19-2020
Replies: 275
Views: 7,713
Posted By Rob-F
Since I have a lot of MF lenses, I use the focus...

Since I have a lot of MF lenses, I use the focus dot on my D700 quite a bit. I use AF lenses as well. Whether MF or AF, I like it when the lens has a CPU so I can have the EXIF info displayed in...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-18-2020
Replies: 38
Views: 3,785
Posted By Rob-F
I don't think Chris is saying they are the same...

I don't think Chris is saying they are the same as Xtol:



I think he's just suggesting they are a good choice in a liquid developer. I use them myself, for pushing and for Ilford Delta films. I...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-17-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 7,205
Posted By Rob-F
So maybe the M9M is more realistic for some of us...

So maybe the M9M is more realistic for some of us who have more modest computers? But might we still need a dedicated black and white printer?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-16-2020
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By Rob-F
Why no 0.58 finder option for the M9?

I've been meaning to bring this up for quite a while. With all the other things Leica comes up with, like black paint, scratch resistant LED panels, custom engraving, why are the digital models not...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-16-2020
Replies: 39
Views: 1,808
Posted By Rob-F
There are just two things that have kept me away...

There are just two things that have kept me away from the R-D1. I don't like the crop factor, and there had been a problem, from the outset, with getting them repaired. I don't imagine that...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-16-2020
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By Rob-F
Well, the other idea is the way it's done on the...

Well, the other idea is the way it's done on the Nikon FA, which has a set of contacts in the bottom plate that mate with contacts of the motor drive.
That way, when the MD-15 drive is fitted, you...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-16-2020
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By Rob-F
I guess the grip could have a contact insert that...

I guess the grip could have a contact insert that fits down into the usual battery chamber. It could hold AA batteries, or else it could be rechargeable. Good idea!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,668
Posted By Rob-F
Reality check: 1. Unless you have a time...

Reality check:

1. Unless you have a time machine, you can't shoot film in the '90s.
2. You can shoot film now.
Conclusion: Now is the time to shoot film (if you want)

Ambro51 is right.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,668
Posted By Rob-F
That sums it up for me.

That sums it up for me.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,668
Posted By Rob-F
This is good to know. It seems to me that trends...

This is good to know. It seems to me that trends do not necessarily continue in the same direction, but may reverse after a time. The public apparently has all the digital cameras it wants, and is...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-14-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By Rob-F
Was it before, or after, you loaded the film when...

Was it before, or after, you loaded the film when you tried all the shutter speeds? If you loaded it right away, before trying out the shutter, and it didn't work, but then after removing the film...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2020
Replies: 127
Views: 15,579
Posted By Rob-F
Here's how Kodak rates its own developers: They...

Here's how Kodak rates its own developers:

They show XTOL as among the best!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2020
Replies: 19
Views: 737
Posted By Rob-F
Pretty much what Bernard L said. I usually print...

Pretty much what Bernard L said. I usually print my 35mm negatives on Ilford 5 x 7 paper. Occasionally when a shot seems worth it, I go to 8 x 10 or 11 x 14. 5 x 7 is often big enough, fits the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-12-2020
Replies: 82
Views: 4,023
Posted By Rob-F
So, which Leica are you leaning toward at this...

So, which Leica are you leaning toward at this point? I don't believe you have said much in favor of the M3. It sounds like it's between an M2 or M4 for you.

Something I notice about my M2 is the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-11-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 905
Posted By Rob-F
Yes, paint is what it isn't; but what is it? Is...

Yes, paint is what it isn't; but what is it? Is it really chromium? Chromium isn't black, after all. It looks identical to the finish on my Calphalon pots and pans. It's the same dull black...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-11-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,647
Posted By Rob-F
How about a portrait of Oskar Barnak in place of...

How about a portrait of Oskar Barnak in place of the red dot?
Forum: RFF Polls 01-11-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,647
Posted By Rob-F
If the M6 is an M4-P with a meter, it is also an...

If the M6 is an M4-P with a meter, it is also an M4-P with shrunken framelines and a condenser lens missing from the rangefinder.

I think the story about zinc at the time was supposed to be that...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-11-2020
Replies: 106
Views: 7,205
Posted By Rob-F
You want to see a nice new car? Okay, here's my...

You want to see a nice new car? Okay, here's my Jeep the day I bought it.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/11787/U11787I1578744411.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: RFF Polls 01-11-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,647
Posted By Rob-F
Actually no Leica looks right without the...

Actually no Leica looks right without the frameline illumination window. There should be one on all Leicas, even if not needed for anything. This is the reason I don't buy an M240, M10, etc. They...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-11-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,647
Posted By Rob-F
The red dot on my M4P says Leitz, too. Maybe...

The red dot on my M4P says Leitz, too. Maybe they all do.

The vertical rangefinder adjustment is behind the screw, but I believe it may require a special tool (I haven't needed to make the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-11-2020
Replies: 99
Views: 7,798
Posted By Rob-F
I see. For some reason the .45M version seems to...

I see. For some reason the .45M version seems to get all the attention, even though the only difference is in the mount.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-10-2020
Replies: 99
Views: 7,798
Posted By Rob-F
Is the "Japanese" version any different optically...

Is the "Japanese" version any different optically than my 50mm f/1.8 Nikkor that focuses to 0.6 meter? Mine doesn't focus to 0.45M, but is nevertheless marked "Made in Japan." So what's the...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-10-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,647
Posted By Rob-F
I believe I have the final word on these...

I believe I have the final word on these things:

Red dots are no good. They must all be replaced with black dots.

However, if you must have a red dot, it should be on the vulcanite, as it is on...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-09-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 7,205
Posted By Rob-F
I like the screw on my M2. I can see how the...

I like the screw on my M2. I can see how the much larger one on the M10 Monochrom is less appealing. I don't see why it needs to be so big. It does need to be there, though. It's for access to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-09-2020
Replies: 45
Views: 2,006
Posted By Rob-F
That about sums it up! 1/20 second is plenty...

That about sums it up! 1/20 second is plenty good enough for hand-held!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-08-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By Rob-F
Once I discovered Ilford Multigrade, I never went...

Once I discovered Ilford Multigrade, I never went back to Kodak papers. I use both the fiber base (FB) and the Resin Coated (RC) papers. I use it with LPD (Liquid Paper Developer). LPD produces the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 954
Posted By Rob-F
What's wrong with shooting landscapes with a...

What's wrong with shooting landscapes with a D700? 12MP is good enough to print an 11 x 17. We don't all expect to make huge blow-ups.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 954
Posted By Rob-F
Well, I'm still using mine! I'm happy enough...

Well, I'm still using mine! I'm happy enough that I haven't felt the need to upgrade. Of course, the later models have more bells and whistles. But you don't need 'em unless you need 'em. I have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2020
Replies: 82
Views: 2,403
Posted By Rob-F
Helen, I find my X100 to be my most "Leica like"...

Helen, I find my X100 to be my most "Leica like" digital, as much or more so than my M9. The viewfinder is wonderful. I've been satisfied with its low light capability.

Also, some of us seem to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-04-2020
Replies: 49
Views: 1,705
Posted By Rob-F
So there's no point in, nor hope of, doing...

So there's no point in, nor hope of, doing quality work? I don't see Lawrence trying to be Ansel Adams with the question he's asking. I think he just wants to do the best he can.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-03-2020
Replies: 21
Views: 846
Posted By Rob-F
No, but I have looked around the house for...

No, but I have looked around the house for anything that might fit a lens in need of a cap. No luck so far.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-03-2020
Replies: 178
Views: 8,168
Posted By Rob-F
I concur. Nice work, Kostya!

I concur. Nice work, Kostya!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-03-2020
Replies: 49
Views: 1,705
Posted By Rob-F
And more importantly, if you will use it. 35mm...

And more importantly, if you will use it. 35mm begs to be hand-held! At least for some shots. I like to keep my speeds up to at least 1/125 for most shots, and 1/250 when possible. Any slower...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-01-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 3,372
Posted By Rob-F
Especially pay attention to the 50mm frameline,...

Especially pay attention to the 50mm frameline, which is dreadfully undersized at all but the shortest distances. At minimum focusing distance of 0.7M, it's accurate. But at a distance of 12 or 15...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-01-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 3,372
Posted By Rob-F
My M4P has better, more accurate framelines than...

My M4P has better, more accurate framelines than my M6 (and later) Leicas. The M6 meter, however, does give consistently good exposures. Unless the M6 meter means that much to you, you may be...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-31-2019
Replies: 178
Views: 8,168
Posted By Rob-F
Kostya I think if you got an M Monochrom, it...

Kostya I think if you got an M Monochrom, it would be put to good use in your hands. So if that time has come, maybe get the Monochrom, try to keep the Summarit, and sell what you need to make it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-30-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 710
Posted By Rob-F
Or you could change the M6 for an M9 and continue...

Or you could change the M6 for an M9 and continue shooting the Summilux.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-30-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,551
Posted By Rob-F
The last time I saw reticulation was at least 40...

The last time I saw reticulation was at least 40 years ago. It had a crackled look. This doesn't look like that. I wonder if this is really reticulation, or some other kind of damage. Then again,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-28-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 970
Posted By Rob-F
The Duracell data sheet shows that Duracell...

The Duracell data sheet shows that Duracell lithium button cells will operate down to -20 centigrade, which is -4 F. Assuming the ones you got aren't defective, the battery shouldn't be the problem.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-28-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 970
Posted By Rob-F
I don't think of 35 degrees F as too cold for...

I don't think of 35 degrees F as too cold for lithium batteries. They are supposed to be good down to subzero temperatures. I suppose it's possible you simply got two bad batteries. Or else...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-27-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By Rob-F
The Leicas in your thumbnail photo are the ones...

The Leicas in your thumbnail photo are the ones that went through the tsunami?
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,593
Posted By Rob-F
Rollei 35 with Tessar or Sonnar lens. Minox 35mm.

Rollei 35 with Tessar or Sonnar lens.
Minox 35mm.
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-26-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,671
Posted By Rob-F
That's on one of the bridges, isn't it? Maybe...

That's on one of the bridges, isn't it? Maybe around Tampa someplace?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-26-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 4,023
Posted By Rob-F
In fact, I can load my M2 just as fast as my...

In fact, I can load my M2 just as fast as my M6/M7/MP. Since the spool goes into the camera with the film leader inserted, the film is seated correctly to engage the sprocket, without fussing over...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 4,023
Posted By Rob-F
But magnification still counts enough so that a...

But magnification still counts enough so that a magnifier on a .58 Leica can improve focusing accuracy. Here's why:

The focusing optical system consists of the Base length, the magnification, and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 4,023
Posted By Rob-F
The rounded corners were to echo the same shape...

The rounded corners were to echo the same shape as some slide mounts of the time. Not a deal breaker for me; I just don't bother with the M3 owning to its lack of 35mm frame line.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 4,023
Posted By Rob-F
The M3 can be adjusted to track all the way to...

The M3 can be adjusted to track all the way to 0.7 meter by bending the limit stop. It's an easy adjustment, if you are comfortable with doing it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 4,023
Posted By Rob-F
I'm inclined to agree about the M5 being the...

I'm inclined to agree about the M5 being the best, at least for excellent 35, 50, and 90mm framelines plus metering.

What are you missing about the M3? Metering, and a 35mm frameline.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-22-2019
Replies: 138
Views: 34,183
Posted By Rob-F
Here's the thread I wanted to provide a link to. ...

Here's the thread I wanted to provide a link to. Look for Dr. Kornelius J. Fleischer's remarks.

https://www.photo.net/discuss/threads/100-cf-vs-120-makro-planar-cf.1638/
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-22-2019
Replies: 138
Views: 34,183
Posted By Rob-F
Doug, the person who was in charge of Hasselblad...

Doug, the person who was in charge of Hasselblad lens applications at Zeiss, a Dr. Fleischer, wrote on photo.net that Zeiss discourages the use of the 120 Makro-Planar outside the Macro range. I'll...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-21-2019
Replies: 138
Views: 34,183
Posted By Rob-F
Yes, the 100 is a special lens, in terms of its...

Yes, the 100 is a special lens, in terms of its optical performance. No distortion, and very sharp, even wide open. It does seem an odd focal length to me, though. A bit too long to be normal, not...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-20-2019
Replies: 90
Views: 4,864
Posted By Rob-F
I expect I will keep photographing as long as I...

I expect I will keep photographing as long as I have something to say photographically. I do seem to be transitioning somewhat to digital, but I still shoot film as well. Just not quite as much. ...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-20-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 4,534
Posted By Rob-F
On the effect of crop sensor image magnification on DOF

Using a crop sensor such as M4/3 or M8 does diminish DOF. DOF is not the zone of sharpness; it's the zone of acceptable unsharpness. Magnifying the image magnifies the unsharpness along with the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-18-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 843
Posted By Rob-F
I have experienced good support from eBay in such...

I have experienced good support from eBay in such matters. I'm sure they will support your getting a refund. I'm glad you got a good one. It is quite a good lens!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-17-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By Rob-F
you can get a replacement red dot from Leica, for...

you can get a replacement red dot from Leica, for free. I did this a few years ago, and the contact person then was Dave Elwell. I don't know if he is still there, and I don't know the phone number...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-17-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 4,626
Posted By Rob-F
For the sensor to go kaput? Or to get it fixed?

For the sensor to go kaput? Or to get it fixed?
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-17-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By Rob-F
Here is one of mine, by Alfred Eisenstadt: I...

Here is one of mine, by Alfred Eisenstadt:



I also like the one of the sailor kissing the girl in Times Square on VJ Day, but I can't seem to get it uploaded. Maybe later.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-17-2019
Replies: 234
Views: 63,804
Posted By Rob-F
I did file mine. The 40mm covers a bit less than...

I did file mine. The 40mm covers a bit less than the 35mm frame on an M2, M4, M4P, and M5. on the M6, M7, MP, and M9, the coverage is just about exact for distances of about 2 meters or more.

For...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-17-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 955
Posted By Rob-F
When I crunch the numbers I get that the goggle...

When I crunch the numbers I get that the goggle would give just the right FOV for a 25mm lens, within the 35mm frameline. Probably close enough for the 21 as well.

35/50 = 0.7

and

.7 x 35 =...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-17-2019
Replies: 234
Views: 63,804
Posted By Rob-F
Nice photo! Great color! And I like the old...

Nice photo! Great color!

And I like the old stoves in the Black & White photo!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-17-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 4,626
Posted By Rob-F
I voted on the first or second day, forgot to...

I voted on the first or second day, forgot to post. Mine was replaced shortly before the deadline.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-17-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 878
Posted By Rob-F
I feel the same way about mine. I have the...

I feel the same way about mine. I have the original X100. What ever the newer models do, I don't feel the need to change. I'm happy with my X100. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, right?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-16-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1,017
Posted By Rob-F
I have one and I like it. It's the widest lens...

I have one and I like it. It's the widest lens you can use on a Leica without needing an accessory finder. There is not too much intrusion into the finder. And as for image quality? Well, it is a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-16-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 3,814
Posted By Rob-F
Yes. And that is true of the M5 as well.

Yes. And that is true of the M5 as well.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-15-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 843
Posted By Rob-F
Probably not worth getting a CLA, since there are...

Probably not worth getting a CLA, since there are others available in better condition, at decent prices. I'd send it back.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-15-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 894
Posted By Rob-F
Glad that was helpful. I guess another way to...

Glad that was helpful. I guess another way to say it is, with the color shot, I'm seeing a person. In black and white, I'm seeing a portrait.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-15-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 894
Posted By Rob-F
I feel more of an immediate connection with her,...

I feel more of an immediate connection with her, in color. The black & white seems more distant and abstract.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-14-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,281
Posted By Rob-F
No! We therapists call that "External locus of...

No! We therapists call that "External locus of control." One cannot avoid making decisions, because not to decide is still a decision. I suggest he wait until he knows what he wants to do.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-14-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 843
Posted By Rob-F
Smooth and a pleasure to use. And I prefer the...

Smooth and a pleasure to use. And I prefer the separate zoom ring to the "one touch" type.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-09-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 983
Posted By Rob-F
What is meant by "the new one?" Is there a newer...

What is meant by "the new one?" Is there a newer version of the MP? Or does it just mean more recently manufactured?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-07-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 3,520
Posted By Rob-F
I haven't seen this when shooting XX in my M2, M5...

I haven't seen this when shooting XX in my M2, M5 , M7, or MP. (I haven't shot XX in my other Leicas.)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-06-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,652
Posted By Rob-F
The 28-105mm is a lens I find hard to beat. It...

The 28-105mm is a lens I find hard to beat. It is a little slow, but I still use it, even though I have much more expensive lenses. You should look at Bjorn Rorslett's review of...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-05-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 1,028
Posted By Rob-F
Have you tried removing and reinserting the...

Have you tried removing and reinserting the battery? I don't know why that would work, but it seems worth trying.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-03-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1,300
Posted By Rob-F
If you don't know what to do, then do nothing...

If you don't know what to do, then do nothing until you know. In the meantime, take pictures with it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-02-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,851
Posted By Rob-F
Not too bad, really. Looks like the rewind knob...

Not too bad, really. Looks like the rewind knob is as good as new. Tough cameras, Nikons are.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-01-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,523
Posted By Rob-F
From personal experience I can recommend the 2.8...

From personal experience I can recommend the 2.8 c Biogon, and the 2.5 Color Skopar. And I will add the 2.8 Leitz Summaron. I own these lenses and I doubt I'd ever part with any of them. The Color...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-01-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 4,706
Posted By Rob-F
Fascinating! I don't think I've ever shot any...

Fascinating! I don't think I've ever shot any film branded other than Kodak or Ilford, myself. Well, I shot one roll of Agfachrome about 65 years ago. It was grainy. Maybe I should try some...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-30-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,851
Posted By Rob-F
The prism silvering is getting faint in my M2,...

The prism silvering is getting faint in my M2, which I bought new around 1960 or so. About 1997 I had it CLA'd by John Van Stelten. In 2009 I bought two IIIcs, one wartime, the other post-war. The...
Forum: Photo Software 11-29-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,878
Posted By Rob-F
What is meant by "virtual machine?" I have...

What is meant by "virtual machine?" I have Aperture on a 15" MacBook Pro, running Sierra. It works fine, but if I have "virtual machine," I'm not aware of it.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-26-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 2,446
Posted By Rob-F
I think that's an excellent suggestion. And the...

I think that's an excellent suggestion. And the Summaron is a fine lens!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-26-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 715
Posted By Rob-F
Yeah, probably right. I sort of liked the dusty...

Yeah, probably right. I sort of liked the dusty camera theory, but I imagine Tedd already must have thought of that.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-26-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 944
Posted By Rob-F
What great good luck! I hope our weather will...

What great good luck! I hope our weather will permit some photos this weekend!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-26-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,039
Posted By Rob-F
Yep! Sometimes I miss my M8.2. I especially...

Yep! Sometimes I miss my M8.2. I especially miss its finder frames, which were not undersized like some other recent Leicas.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-26-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 715
Posted By Rob-F
I'm wondering about a light leak in the camera,...

I'm wondering about a light leak in the camera, possibly caused by some tiny little screw missing, someplace.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-24-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,765
Posted By Rob-F
My story is really similar! I started with a...

My story is really similar! I started with a D200 as my first Nikon digital. I sold it and bought a D300, which I still have, and later a D700. My zooms are the 17-35mm f/2.8; 35-70mm f/2.8; and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-24-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,765
Posted By Rob-F
I really like my trusty D700. I hope it doesn't...

I really like my trusty D700. I hope it doesn't start to overexpose.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-23-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,629
Posted By Rob-F
You might think twice about selling the 50mm...

You might think twice about selling the 50mm Elmar. You might want it back!
Forum: RFF Polls 11-23-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 6,929
Posted By Rob-F
The dream could possibly represent another loss,...

The dream could possibly represent another loss, non-camera related. Like maybe the loss of a relationship? The dream could then be reassuring, fulfilling a wish that a significant other has found...
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