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Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,197
Posted By View Range
Olivier, there could be a Japanese patent for the...

Olivier, there could be a Japanese patent for the 0.95. It won't appear in the US patent listing and may not have been known to Old Delft / US Patent reviewers.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,197
Posted By View Range
But the patent was applied for in 1963, after...

But the patent was applied for in 1963, after being prepared in Nov 1962. The Canon 0.95 hit the market in June 1961. Again, I'm using Peter K's information.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,197
Posted By View Range
Olivier, our pal Peter Kitchingman lists Mukai...

Olivier, our pal Peter Kitchingman lists Mukai Jirou as the designer of this lens. Why do you think Canon might have used an Old Delft design?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 448
Posted By View Range
People loved to hate the M8 because it their idea...

People loved to hate the M8 because it their idea of a perfect digital camera, but I routinely print 17 x 25 inches from the files. I also think that its B&W images taken without an IR cut filter...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Posted By View Range
You don't say how you are resizing and what DPI...

You don't say how you are resizing and what DPI you are using. It would be interesting to have that information.

I recommend this approach with iPF pigment printers. Use Canon's Print Studio Pro,...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 05-30-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By View Range
The Nikon (and Contax) rangefinder mount is...

The Nikon (and Contax) rangefinder mount is actually two mounts. The normal 50 - 58mm lenses use an inner bayonet mount; the lens itself has not focusing ability; the mount moves. Wide angle and...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-20-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,797
Posted By View Range
It's such a personal decision that you really...

It's such a personal decision that you really need to handle the cameras before deciding. Perhaps a seller will let you return a camera if you don't like it. I love Nikkor lenses, but I hate the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-12-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By View Range
NikonUSA's website is kind of strange about out...

NikonUSA's website is kind of strange about out of stock. I wanted one of the rarer new Nikkor lenses and it was listed as out of stock. I did order one from my local NAS dealer anyway. It arrived...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-12-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By View Range
The F6 is still listed for sale by NikonUSA. ...

The F6 is still listed for sale by NikonUSA. There are also posts on this website from recent buyers. I too think it needs an update such as the D5 autofocus.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-29-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 2,258
Posted By View Range
I was stopped taking pictures of the architecture...

I was stopped taking pictures of the architecture inside the Getty museum in Los Angeles. The guard politely explained that they feared the visible security equipment would be compromised by details...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By View Range
The Clarus MS-35 also came out in 1948. It was a...

The Clarus MS-35 also came out in 1948. It was a noble try at an interchangeable lens rangefinder camera. Nikon Model One manufacturing also started in 1948 although real success for Nikon came...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-20-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 3,846
Posted By View Range
Alex, congratulations on the F6. I also buy only...

Alex, congratulations on the F6. I also buy only new because I was disappointed that the 80 - 200mm f2.8 AF-S lens that I loved after buying it used could not be repaired. I decided on a new 70 -...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-18-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By View Range
There are two sets of rails. Did the focus...

There are two sets of rails. Did the focus screen rest correctly only on the inner rails with the ground glass side against the rails? It should work.
Forum: Nikon RF 02-18-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1,139
Posted By View Range
The camera is stunningly beautiful. But it has...

The camera is stunningly beautiful. But it has serious flaw. The Carl Zeiss Contax RF lenses are not compatible.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-16-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 3,846
Posted By View Range
There are three Nikon Professional camera stores...

There are three Nikon Professional camera stores in Romania.

https://www.nikonisti.ro/parteneri

I'm sure any one of them would be happy to get an F6 for you.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-04-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 857
Posted By View Range
I also had trouble setting up a Canon PRO-1000 on...

I also had trouble setting up a Canon PRO-1000 on my Mac Pro, but it only took me two days. The troubles included: installing the files to the hard drive (it had to be done manually), getting the...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-02-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,692
Posted By View Range
You missed one other option. For those of us who...

You missed one other option. For those of us who use a camera with a built-in vertical grip, you just keep using the camera normally. The camera is just reoriented in your hands.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-01-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 3,016
Posted By View Range
You probably checked this already, but is their...

You probably checked this already, but is their e-mail reply going into your spam folder?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-08-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 531
Posted By View Range
The only fisheye I've ever used in the 8mm f8.0...

The only fisheye I've ever used in the 8mm f8.0 Fisheye-Nikkor. I used it on a Nikon F, but with the mirror locked up to mount the lens and the separate viewfinder, the setup was exactly like a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-04-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,361
Posted By View Range
These lenses are so common that I think your best...

These lenses are so common that I think your best approach is to AI them and enjoy them.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-31-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 800
Posted By View Range
I got a copy of Dieter Walzholz' "The Soviet...

I got a copy of Dieter Walzholz' "The Soviet Copies of the Leica II" book for Christmas. FED sn 2608 is listed on page 9 in serial numbers found listing. He says the finish is galvanized while the...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-16-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 836
Posted By View Range
The reason there is a capacitor in the flash is...

The reason there is a capacitor in the flash is that flash bulbs draw a high current very briefly when fired. The battery in the flash has trouble producing the required current, and its ability to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-12-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,335
Posted By View Range
Your mirror may need adjustment. I had a similar...

Your mirror may need adjustment. I had a similar problem with my F3 some years ago.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-11-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,937
Posted By View Range
Because you are in LA, I would have Steve's...

Because you are in LA, I would have Steve's Camera Repair in Culver City look at it rather than sending it off to YYE.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 12-10-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By View Range
Thanks for keeping us updated, Peter. Your book...

Thanks for keeping us updated, Peter. Your book is a must-have for Canon enthusiasts.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-09-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By View Range
I'd like Nikon to make a slip-on Electronic...

I'd like Nikon to make a slip-on Electronic Viewfinder based on the Z-7 for use on the D-5, and other DSLRs.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-26-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 585
Posted By View Range
My 5400 was always problematic, even when new. ...

My 5400 was always problematic, even when new. My last attempt to get it to work was on a Mac running as a virtual Windows XP machine using VMWare. While the original software installed and seemed...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 11-21-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,251
Posted By View Range
A picture of No. 346598 (just 32 cameras earlier)...

A picture of No. 346598 (just 32 cameras earlier) is shown in Jim's book "Leica, an Illustrated History Volume I - Cameras" page 83. The word "Germany" is not engraved on it. The serial number is a...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-12-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By View Range
Steve, I think you are set monitor-wise. I don't...

Steve, I think you are set monitor-wise. I don't see any reason to buy a new monitor. Moore's Law doesn't seem to apply to monitors or printers. Go Blue.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-11-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By View Range
This is a topic that could use an in depth book...

This is a topic that could use an in depth book written by someone who was part of the Japanese lens manufacturing industry in the 1950s and 60s. There were a LOT of third-party branded lenses. But...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-13-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,264
Posted By View Range
Another thought. If the bank thinks most people...

Another thought. If the bank thinks most people are using iPhones, maybe they are optimized for whatever profile iPhones use. It could be Apple RGB.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-13-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,264
Posted By View Range
I'm not familiar with FastStone. You should be...

I'm not familiar with FastStone. You should be able to tell and change it in the software. In Photoshop it is "assign profile" and "convert to profile" under "edit". The current profile shows on...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-13-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,264
Posted By View Range
You didn't say what color profile you are using:...

You didn't say what color profile you are using: sRGB, Adobe RGB, PhotoPro RGB, Apple RGB, etc. I am thinking that the bank's software is assuming a certain color profile (sRGB?) and you are using...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-07-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,977
Posted By View Range
To continue the apples and oranges comparison, my...

To continue the apples and oranges comparison, my Leica M8 is approaching 12 years old still without repairs. (It is a Lot 2 camera.) But my Nikon S2 does need a CLA because the slow speeds are...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 10-07-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,122
Posted By View Range
Thanks for the addition, Roger. The exact design...

Thanks for the addition, Roger. The exact design focal length for the "0 gain" lens is extremely important. (This design basis has never been totally resolved for Nikon RF vs Contax RF cameras. ...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 10-07-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,122
Posted By View Range
First it is too broad a generalization to say...

First it is too broad a generalization to say Canon and Leica have the same lens mount. The original Canon thread mounts were 38.5mm x 1.1mm pitch and then true M39. Leica is NOT M39 because the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-27-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 679
Posted By View Range
My M2 looks exactly like yours. I've owned the...

My M2 looks exactly like yours. I've owned the M2 since 1971. SN is 1086xxx. I looked at my M3s, M6 and M7. The optics don't come so far forward in the viewfinder on the M3s. The M6 and M7 seem...
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-24-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,772
Posted By View Range
The first post-war advance in lens capability was...

The first post-war advance in lens capability was the application of lens coatings that were top secret during World War II to every lens produced. Contrast jumped an order of magnitude,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-14-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 4,103
Posted By View Range
Kevin is the only seller I know of that posts...

Kevin is the only seller I know of that posts enough pictures so that the buyer knows exactly what he is getting. Kevin speaks English only poorly, so he may come across differently to what we are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-13-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By View Range
Thanks for posting this, Bob. It is very...

Thanks for posting this, Bob. It is very interesting. The only issue I have is the lack of precision in the terms single frame vs half-frame and double frame vs full frame. That is, the website...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-08-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 930
Posted By View Range
The M8.2 would have to be a lot cheaper than the...

The M8.2 would have to be a lot cheaper than the M9. I took a lot of great pictures with my M8, but the M9 is simply a better camera.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-03-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By View Range
One of my favorite AIS lenses is the 50 - 300mm...

One of my favorite AIS lenses is the 50 - 300mm f4.5 ED Zoom Nikkor. But I don't use the lens much because I usually shot dynamic subjects and focusing is difficult. This is a lens I wish Nikon...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-02-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By View Range
This case is for a lens hood. For an S-60...

This case is for a lens hood. For an S-60 (Standard lens, 60mm clamp-on diameter) perhaps.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-21-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 3,712
Posted By View Range
You guys made me so jealous. I went into my...

You guys made me so jealous. I went into my local camera store today for printer ink. They had an Old F-1 on the used shelf at a give-away price of $89.00. The original F-1 is my favorite variant....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-13-2018
Replies: 59
Views: 2,220
Posted By View Range
Xenars, and Elmars, are Tessar lens designs. I...

Xenars, and Elmars, are Tessar lens designs. I did not see a reference to the Schneider data sheets in the above string. I may just have missed...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-01-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By View Range
Unfortunately the number of working selenium...

Unfortunately the number of working selenium meters on any camera model from any manufacturer is extremely low. It's just a matter of time for these cells. As a last gasp attempt you may want to...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-09-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By View Range
My first impression is that the mirror is out of...

My first impression is that the mirror is out of alignment or that the ground glass shims have been disturbed. I don't think you said which Visoflex model you are using. These reflex housings are...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-27-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 672
Posted By View Range
This might be something that S K Grimes in Rhode...

This might be something that S K Grimes in Rhode Island would want to make.
Forum: Other RF 06-25-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By View Range
The Novoflex code for these lens-to-camera...

The Novoflex code for these lens-to-camera adapters is "XXX" for the camera body + "A". So CAN signifies the Canonflex R/FL/FD breach mount. The A signifies the Novoflex-specific breach mount used...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-18-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,123
Posted By View Range
Canon did not make a lens hood for the 35mm f1.8....

Canon did not make a lens hood for the 35mm f1.8. They considered the recessed front element to have adequate protection. As a user, you may have had bad experience with flare and have found that a...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-18-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,123
Posted By View Range
The Canon rangefinder system is very...

The Canon rangefinder system is very straightforward, except for the very early years with the Nkkor lenses and then the J mount. And we have the definitive Dechert camera and Kitchingman lens...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-18-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,123
Posted By View Range
E-bay and kevincameras.com give a representative...

E-bay and kevincameras.com give a representative selection of lens hood images. Kevin has some particularly rare hoods. The problem is associating the pictures with the Types listed in Peter...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-12-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,030
Posted By View Range
Another Zeisshistorica article is...

Another Zeisshistorica article is in

https://issuu.com/zeisshistoricasociety/docs/pdf_zhs_journal_autumn_2004
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-09-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,123
Posted By View Range
Unfortunately it doesn't seem that Peter...

Unfortunately it doesn't seem that Peter Kitchingman finished his book on Canon RF Accessories. His lens book lists the appropriate lens hood for each lens. But without the accessories book his...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-22-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By View Range
When were you on it last? I've been trying for...

When were you on it last? I've been trying for five days. I also tried Internet Explorer on another device with the same result. Perhaps I have the wrong URL.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-22-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By View Range
Zeiss Historica Web Site

Has anyone been able to get on zeisshistorica.org recently? Safari keeps telling me that the server where the site is located is not responding. Perhaps the URL has changed.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-13-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,295
Posted By View Range
Have you verified that the shutter speeds are...

Have you verified that the shutter speeds are correct and that the rangefinder focuses properly?
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-10-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,368
Posted By View Range
Very interesting indeed!

Very interesting indeed!
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-10-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,368
Posted By View Range
Elmar, the 18cm Sonnar lenses on last two of the...

Elmar, the 18cm Sonnar lenses on last two of the second version Flektoskops I listed are 3114525 and 3273056. Curious that your 17832 Flektoskop has 3114372 lens while Flektoskop 17823 has 3114737. ...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-10-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,368
Posted By View Range
The Gubas book has Barringer material, but it is...

The Gubas book has Barringer material, but it is not to be confused with the Barringer / Small book. The Gubas book is fabulous. I only found a few errors and omissions. The Flektometer 500mm...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-10-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,368
Posted By View Range
E-bay item 311757929582 is a Flektoskop 300mm...

E-bay item 311757929582 is a Flektoskop 300mm Sonnar. E-bay item 401511202041 is a Flektometer 300mm Sonnar. Both of these have M42 adapters. The 500mm Fernobjektiv that is on E-bay is a...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-10-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,368
Posted By View Range
There is very little published information on the...

There is very little published information on the Zeiss reflex housings. Perhaps the most useful is Charles Barringer's article in Zeiss Historica, Volume 11, Number 1, Spring 1989. The article is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-03-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,970
Posted By View Range
My M7 is 2885xxx which I bought new. I've never...

My M7 is 2885xxx which I bought new. I've never had any trouble with it; it has never been opened. The M7 remains my favorite Leica. I have never use DX so I can't comment on its reliability or...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-03-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,368
Posted By View Range
Consider that it is not too hard or expensive to...

Consider that it is not too hard or expensive to find the 300mm Sonnar and the 500mm Fernobjektiv lenses. These lenses were sold for Exakta and Contax S (M42) in numbers that don't make them too...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-01-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,368
Posted By View Range
Flektoskops, and Flektometers, do not have...

Flektoskops, and Flektometers, do not have retaining screws. The lenses simply unscrew in the normal counterclockwise direction. The Flektoskop used a very fine pitch given the thread diameter. ...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 04-18-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 974
Posted By View Range
Back Alley, you need to be more specific about...

Back Alley, you need to be more specific about what you are doing. If you are just posting files on the internet, you don't need to calibrate because those looking at your files are not using...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-10-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,084
Posted By View Range
Google Translate will readily translate the...

Google Translate will readily translate the Japanese text from the web page.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 03-04-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,061
Posted By View Range
It is my belief, but I can in no way prove it and...

It is my belief, but I can in no way prove it and I know it is heresy, that certain S, R and FL lenses were built on the same assembly lines and shared the same serial number sequence. I first...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-26-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 2,469
Posted By View Range
Seller statements on condition are useless from...

Seller statements on condition are useless from any seller anywhere. The pictures tell the story. When in doubt, don't buy it. All my purchases from Japan have been fine. Often Japan is the only...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-08-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 2,050
Posted By View Range
Every antique store in the US has a number of...

Every antique store in the US has a number of Polaroid cameras for sale. Sometimes the prices are amazing high, especially for the folders.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 01-22-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 2,979
Posted By View Range
Perhaps Peter Kitchingman will respond. I'm...

Perhaps Peter Kitchingman will respond. I'm hoping that his Canon accessories book gets completed some day. Many Canon accessories remain a mystery to me.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 01-20-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 2,979
Posted By View Range
There are at least 6 different camera holders. ...

There are at least 6 different camera holders. From a 1955 catalog the camera holder for the II and IV is catalog number CA-30101. From ? (undated) and with no codes, IV-S2 and V use different...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-14-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,250
Posted By View Range
It would be great if this mode were added to the...

It would be great if this mode were added to the D810 in a firmware update.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-02-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 2,004
Posted By View Range
Good to hear someone has good luck with Amazon. ...

Good to hear someone has good luck with Amazon. After waiting 10 days for an order from Amazon and the order not even being shipped after 10 days, a nice customer service lady had me cancel that...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 12-31-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 25,617
Posted By View Range
Leitz' creation of the Summicrons in that period...

Leitz' creation of the Summicrons in that period can't be ignored.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-27-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By View Range
While the Antique Cameras list is interesting, it...

While the Antique Cameras list is interesting, it does not give a spread of prices addressing the condition of the lens. Pristine examples of each lens are much more expensive. Lenses that have had...
Forum: Travel 12-27-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 801
Posted By View Range
Getting a reader's card at the Library of...

Getting a reader's card at the Library of Congress only takes about 15 minutes. They will ask what your research project is. Just say anything; they don't check. If you search the Internet for the...
Forum: Travel 12-26-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 801
Posted By View Range
wbill, are you thinking of the National Portrait...

wbill, are you thinking of the National Portrait Gallery and Museum of American Art? It always has interesting photo exhibits. It is a few blocks from the Leica Shop.

The National Gallery of Art...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-23-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 2,792
Posted By View Range
The last version of the Canon 28mm f3.5 lens was...

The last version of the Canon 28mm f3.5 lens was black and chrome. It is a very nice looking lens.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-20-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,834
Posted By View Range
I don't think any camera from this period would...

I don't think any camera from this period would do well in rain, even light rain. Also remember you will need a different set of lenses. Perhaps trade the bayonet mount lenses and use the screw...
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-11-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2,797
Posted By View Range
I have the old two piece Nikkor 400mm f4.5, 600mm...

I have the old two piece Nikkor 400mm f4.5, 600mm f5.6 and 800mm f8.0. I also have a Nikkor 400mm f2.8 AFS II. The old lenses are very poor in comparison to the newer lens. I don't think the OP's...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-24-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,690
Posted By View Range
Is the lens usable for your work?

Is the lens usable for your work?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-28-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,039
Posted By View Range
It really depends on the lens. I use Nikkor 85mm...

It really depends on the lens. I use Nikkor 85mm f1.4 AIS and 105 f1.8 AIS lenses on my Nikon D810 regularly. The lenses perform excellently at all apertures. I have a Nikkor 135mm f2.0 AIS; it...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-12-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,038
Posted By View Range
Mine was excellent all across the zoom range at...

Mine was excellent all across the zoom range at all apertures. I often used the lens with the TC-20EIII converter and it was still excellent. I say "was" because the autofocus motor failed and two...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-27-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By View Range
The wartime and post-wartime history of camera...

The wartime and post-wartime history of camera technology is very interesting. Irving Lorwin clearly do not know he was witness to the birth of the all-conquering Japanese camera industry. And...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-21-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 976
Posted By View Range
Next solar eclipse near me is 2024. Just 7 years...

Next solar eclipse near me is 2024. Just 7 years away.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-21-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 976
Posted By View Range
M8 and Eclipse

Did anyone take eclipse pictures during totality with a Leica M8? Without a UV / IR cut filter this should be the ideal camera during totality. I used a Nikon D5 that has the UV / IR cut glass at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-21-2017
Replies: 112
Views: 6,308
Posted By View Range
I hope the resolution that works with the Forum...

I hope the resolution that works with the Forum gives good image. The photo was taken with a Nikon D5, 400mm f2.8 Nikkor at f4.0, Nikon 2x teleconverter and 2x crop in Photoshop. No other...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-03-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,000
Posted By View Range
I've had duty collected by UPS and Federal...

I've had duty collected by UPS and Federal Express on equipment from Europe. I've never had duty collected on EMS packages. While there is no VAT, there is state sales tax, in some states, which by...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-31-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,323
Posted By View Range
The seller, wish-4-leica, is a long time e-bay...

The seller, wish-4-leica, is a long time e-bay seller. I have bought small accessories from him with no issues in the past.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-03-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,115
Posted By View Range
The glass of the filter will have to be broken...

The glass of the filter will have to be broken out. Obviously this has to be done carefully to avoid damaging the Summicron glass. Then the filter ring is grabbed with a pliers and twisted into an...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 1,564
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Did anyone see what film he used? Some of the...

Did anyone see what film he used? Some of the pictures are very grainy while others aren't. The camera is about the same age as the Indianapolis 500; similar equipment must have been used in the...
Forum: Photo Software 05-16-2017
Replies: 105
Views: 8,238
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You can use a virtual machine (such as VMWare...

You can use a virtual machine (such as VMWare Fusion) and don't even have to reboot. I love high structure in Silver Efex. I wish Adobe would produce similar tools with their monthly payments.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-12-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 754
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There are so many screw types and sizes. You...

There are so many screw types and sizes. You need to hand file your screwdrivers to get perfect fit for the one you are trying to remove.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-07-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 2,770
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There are several camera stores still open in the...

There are several camera stores still open in the Cincinnati area. Why not try one of them? Off topic, but have you visited the Leica connection display at the Miami University art gallery?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-28-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,247
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My 5400 was a piece of junk from day one. It...

My 5400 was a piece of junk from day one. It never reliably moved the carriers. Very frustrating.

But that is good news for you. If you want my 5400 for spare parts including the carriers,...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-23-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,992
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There is a translation error in the French...

There is a translation error in the French subtitles. The Kilfitt Macro is 90mm, not 19mm.
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-17-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 7,664
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The cemented doublets are achromats. This...

The cemented doublets are achromats. This design, typically with one element flint glass and one element crown glass, predates photography. Achromats were invented for telescopes. Many...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-16-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,200
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There is no particular model / catalog number on...

There is no particular model / catalog number on Nikon filters. Just the color designation.

These filter rings seem to vary all over the place. I checked the odd collection of 52mm filters I have....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-15-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,200
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I have one Nikon 52mm filter. The ring of it is...

I have one Nikon 52mm filter. The ring of it is 3.9mm thick.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-11-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 1,930
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https://www.davescamera.net Dave's Camera Repair...

https://www.davescamera.net

Dave's Camera Repair near Ann Arbor. Adjusting the shutter curtain spring tension may help, but the camera likely needs re-lubrication to be a reliable shooter. There...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-23-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 1,307
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I'll kind of state it differently. The zone...

I'll kind of state it differently. The zone system requires measuring the full dynamic range of the scene and exposing / processing the film to match that dynamic range. It is practical only with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-20-2017
Replies: 81
Views: 5,596
Posted By View Range
The Nikon F6's (and all the professional Nikons)...

The Nikon F6's (and all the professional Nikons) intended use is ANY photographic situation. That is what the Nikon flagship cameras are supposed to be. I don't know what you think the intended use...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-20-2017
Replies: 81
Views: 5,596
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I bought mine the first day they came out last...

I bought mine the first day they came out last Spring. The D5 autofocus is just incredible. I use the D5 for autoracing photography with lenses up to 400mm and a 2x converter. It is in focus as...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-20-2017
Replies: 81
Views: 5,596
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The F6 is long overdue for an update. Besides...

The F6 is long overdue for an update. Besides compatibility with electronic aperture, it needs the AF systems from the D5.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 02-20-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 4,267
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I vote for a super hi-res / very high refresh...

I vote for a super hi-res / very high refresh rate EVF, not because I want a mirrorless camera, but because the D5 really needs an EVF to put onto the accessory shoe so that the video mode becomes...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-16-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 2,228
Posted By View Range
Shot raw + jpeg and take a class at a local...

Shot raw + jpeg and take a class at a local community college if you don't know how to fully use Lightroom.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-14-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 923
Posted By View Range
You might want to look at...

You might want to look at http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/serialno.html to get more information about this serial number.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-13-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,596
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Sensors don't have a color palette. They are all...

Sensors don't have a color palette. They are all monochrome. The Bayer filter pattern (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayer_filter) passes R, G or B to each pixel, very similar to the three layers...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-10-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By View Range
Don't assume there is only one problem. It could...

Don't assume there is only one problem. It could be both lens out of adjustment and rangefinder out of adjustment. You are in SoCal and have access to camera repair shops. They can quickly check...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-04-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,764
Posted By View Range
The Leica thread is definitely not M39. However,...

The Leica thread is definitely not M39. However, many sellers ignore or do not know this. Often you do have to search "M39" to find what you are looking for.
Forum: RFF Polls 12-08-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 5,211
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It's no what to write. No matter what you write,...

It's no what to write. No matter what you write, the customs person won't know what it is. There is a long list of international numerical codes. Using the international code really helps. The...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-08-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 1,747
Posted By View Range
The infinity lock on the Canon Serenar 50mm f1.8...

The infinity lock on the Canon Serenar 50mm f1.8 is held on by a slotted screw as in the picture above. The infinity lock on the Leica 50mm f2.0 Summicron collasible is held on by a screw with two...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-08-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 5,211
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I've used Priority Mail to Bangkok many times. ...

I've used Priority Mail to Bangkok many times. Deliveries were typically less than 5 business days. If there is a delay, it is usually in the receiving country's customs. Using the right codes on...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-07-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 5,211
Posted By View Range
USPS is by far the best. I know fairly well the...

USPS is by far the best. I know fairly well the time the carrier will come. None of this "by the end of the day" stuff. If I miss the carrier, I just have to go to local post office the next day...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-07-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 2,344
Posted By View Range
The book I use the most is Dennis Laney's Leica...

The book I use the most is Dennis Laney's Leica Collector Guide, 2nd Edition.
Forum: Argus RF 12-06-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,931
Posted By View Range
Since the C3 was the highest production camera of...

Since the C3 was the highest production camera of its type, their are plenty of donors out there. Almost every antique mall in the US has one or two somewhere on the shelves. The antique mall in...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 11-22-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 4,001
Posted By View Range
Kiu, there are some of us who don't know what the...

Kiu, there are some of us who don't know what the Philly camera is. Could you give more information?

I have written Peter at Westlicht auctions several times about items described incorrectly in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-25-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 3,363
Posted By View Range
macOS Sierra 10.12.1 was released yesterday. It...

macOS Sierra 10.12.1 was released yesterday. It resolves all the problems with Open Office 4.1.3 that I have seen. It seems to have solved the problems when printing from Photoshop CC. There are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 3,363
Posted By View Range
I now see (MacRumors/MacBlog) that Apple, Adobe...

I now see (MacRumors/MacBlog) that Apple, Adobe and the printer companies recognize a problem when printing for Photoshop under Sierra. This is a tough one because three or more companies are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 3,363
Posted By View Range
I see in Nikon Rumors that Nikon is about to get...

I see in Nikon Rumors that Nikon is about to get ready to start to do some testing, eventually, on some of their software under macOS Sierra and may someday get around to fixing their products. Do...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-26-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 3,363
Posted By View Range
Ronald, yes I agree the Nikon software is spotty....

Ronald, yes I agree the Nikon software is spotty. I don't know why Nikon is in the software business at all.

I worked more with PS CC running on macOS Sierra today, using files from my D5. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-25-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 3,363
Posted By View Range
Ronald, can you be more specific on the Nikon...

Ronald, can you be more specific on the Nikon problems? My D5 works great on PS CC. I know not all the Nikkor lenses are on the lens correction list. But all the lenses I use are there. And I do...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-25-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 3,363
Posted By View Range
Kenny, could you be more specific? I just...

Kenny, could you be more specific? I just upgraded both Sierra and PSCC and I haven't found any problem yet. But I haven't used it much either.
Forum: Photo Software 09-22-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 3,137
Posted By View Range
Apple trivia - there is no OS X Sierra; it is now...

Apple trivia - there is no OS X Sierra; it is now macOS Sierra. Have fun with your new Mac.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-28-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 951
Posted By View Range
I searched "Canon lens mount converter B" on...

I searched "Canon lens mount converter B" on e-bay and found two; neither is cheap. You have to use the " " in the search line to eliminate a lot of listings that really don't make the search that...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-24-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 6,759
Posted By View Range
I have used Steve several times. I always found...

I have used Steve several times. I always found his prices to be fair. What I really liked is that he could tell you when the repair would be done. It's hard to know if $350 is too high because it...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-22-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 3,179
Posted By View Range
I have a Nikkor 80-200mm f2.8 AF-S lens that...

I have a Nikkor 80-200mm f2.8 AF-S lens that Nikon can't fix due to lack of new focus motors. At least it works manually.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-19-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By View Range
Paxette is not L39. It is a real M39 lens. That...

Paxette is not L39. It is a real M39 lens. That is, the Paxette thread is 1.0mm, not 26 tpi. Some lenses kind of fit, but the registration is substantially different. Zenit is L39, but the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-12-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 2,292
Posted By View Range
Steve's Camera Repair in Culver City.

Steve's Camera Repair in Culver City.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-31-2016
Replies: 146
Views: 12,887
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Stephen, your own company offers camera repairs. ...

Stephen, your own company offers camera repairs. Is it not possible to train a repairman to work on Contax I, II and IIa?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-28-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,115
Posted By View Range
Have you discussed your issues with a really good...

Have you discussed your issues with a really good ophthalmologist? Cataract surgery did away with 99% of my vision problems and I'm older than you. I now have no trouble focusing any camera. My...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-20-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,247
Posted By View Range
Floyd, there are many reputable cameras stores in...

Floyd, there are many reputable cameras stores in the Washington, DC, area, including a Leica store by the National Portrait Gallery. Why not go and try the equipment yourself? Bring an SD card and...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-29-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,609
Posted By View Range
Kodak Panalure was discontinued 11 years ago. It...

Kodak Panalure was discontinued 11 years ago. It is a panchromatic paper whereas usual papers are orthochromatic. I used Panalure back in the day; it required near total darkness in handling.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-07-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,288
Posted By View Range
I've used Bridgeport mills and Dremel "mills". ...

I've used Bridgeport mills and Dremel "mills". For a Nikkor aperture ring there is no difference.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-07-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,288
Posted By View Range
I've always done my own. The rings come off very...

I've always done my own. The rings come off very easily, remembering there are several different designs. The ring is aluminum. I use a Dremel tool in a router holder to set exact depth and move...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-01-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 939
Posted By View Range
The D7100 manual can be easily downloaded from...

The D7100 manual can be easily downloaded from the Nikon web site, under "Service & Support". Lens compatibility is thoroughly detailed on page 295.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-21-2016
Replies: 243
Views: 18,904
Posted By View Range
Two simple reasons. 1) Until the EOS, Nikons were...

Two simple reasons.
1) Until the EOS, Nikons were professional cameras; Canons were amateur cameras. Perception is reality.
2) Almost any Nikon F-mount lens made can be used safely and fully...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-13-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,595
Posted By View Range
I've used PhotoPro (Roberts Imaging) a lot. Each...

I've used PhotoPro (Roberts Imaging) a lot. Each experience has been positive. Great dealer.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-10-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,112
Posted By View Range
The Messer collection at Miami University was...

The Messer collection at Miami University was totally in storage for a number of years. The 130 pieces were then exhibited in the new Art Museum, starting maybe five years ago. I went well out of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-09-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,112
Posted By View Range
Is this in addition to the previous Charles M...

Is this in addition to the previous Charles M Messer donation? It sounds suspiciously like what they already have. There has been a small display (130 pieces or 10%) in the Art Museum for the past...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-02-2016
Replies: 94
Views: 7,711
Posted By View Range
The M9 is not a cropped sensor. The X-Pro2 is an...

The M9 is not a cropped sensor. The X-Pro2 is an APS-C if I recall correctly.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-30-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2,889
Posted By View Range
A store that had really beautiful front and more...

A store that had really beautiful front and more recently closed was Studio City Camera Exchange in Studio City,...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-30-2016
Replies: 55
Views: 3,270
Posted By View Range
There is a great advantage to the Leitz 5-alpha...

There is a great advantage to the Leitz 5-alpha codes, which date back to Telex communication for orders. Search the Web on OUBIO and you will find exactly what you are looking for. Search on 16466...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-30-2016
Replies: 234
Views: 24,987
Posted By View Range
To paraphrase Reuben. M-D: None of the...

To paraphrase Reuben.

M-D: None of the advantages of digital.

No, thanks. I'll keep my M8 and M9.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-29-2016
Replies: 114
Views: 11,251
Posted By View Range
Yes, but the MD was a scientific camera with no...

Yes, but the MD was a scientific camera with no rangerfinder/viewfinder. Not a camera to give a nod to. Strictly speaking the MD should not have been called an M, designating "rangefinder" in...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-29-2016
Replies: 114
Views: 11,251
Posted By View Range
Darthfeeble, it is M-D; not MD. The MD is a film...

Darthfeeble, it is M-D; not MD. The MD is a film camera from 1963 to 1966.

Has Leica marketing run out of alpha, numeric, and special characters so that all cameras in the future will reuse already...
Forum: Photo Software 04-26-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 6,580
Posted By View Range
You can continue using CS2 for Windows XP on your...

You can continue using CS2 for Windows XP on your new iMac for now if you like. You'll need VMWare Fusion or Parallels installed to create a virtual machine. You load Windows XP with you key just...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-23-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 3,939
Posted By View Range
The purpose of collapsible lenses is to make the...

The purpose of collapsible lenses is to make the camera / lens smaller for carriage. The only collapsible lens I have is the 50mm Summicron. Leitz build quality remains excellent to this day, and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 624
Posted By View Range
I certainly applaud the effort. We are fortunate...

I certainly applaud the effort. We are fortunate that most Leitz lenses are readily available today. Most are cheaper than current Leica production.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 04-05-2016
Replies: 0
Views: 1,693
Posted By View Range
Canon History Museum - Lens Hall

I haven't been to this web site in a while. I did visit it today and noticed it has a new format. Unfortunately the information and photos for the S-Set / R-Set bellows-focused lenses are more...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-28-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 4,534
Posted By View Range
I just picked up my Nikon D5 on Friday to replace...

I just picked up my Nikon D5 on Friday to replace my aging D2x. The D5 seems lighter even though it is over 100 gm heavier. I find anything smaller to be too small.

The Nikon single digit D...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-10-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 2,305
Posted By View Range
Note there are two Komura 200mm lenses with LTM...

Note there are two Komura 200mm lenses with LTM mount. The f4.5 version has rangefinder coupling. The f3.5 version is a Uniadapter mount (same thread, different registration). The second can be...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-07-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,601
Posted By View Range
"About this Mac" under the Apple on the upper...

"About this Mac" under the Apple on the upper left tells a prospective buyer when the computer was designed. Cars have VINs which tell when the car was made. If Leica would publish the current...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-09-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,977
Posted By View Range
I regularly pick up useless cameras from antiques...

I regularly pick up useless cameras from antiques malls. Contax II with really bad measles, Cornfield Interplan C (back is glued on so I can't even open it), totally frozen-up Contax S badged as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-09-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 830
Posted By View Range
If I were shooting conferences or speeches, I...

If I were shooting conferences or speeches, I would use flash. High ISO is improved, but it is still looks like High ISO.

Canon uses CFast in its latest flagship camera. They are not ubiquitous...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-09-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 830
Posted By View Range
There are several considerations. Apparently the...

There are several considerations. Apparently the majority of the first D5 cameras made will use XQD cards (Nikon Rumors). You may have to wait for a CF model. How much do you rely on speed and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-08-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 10,012
Posted By View Range
MW Classic Cameras in London offers...

MW Classic Cameras in London offers well-described and reasonably priced Leica and Leica copies. I've never been disappointed with my purchases from MW.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-26-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,121
Posted By View Range
The lens head unscrews just bellow the aperture...

The lens head unscrews just bellow the aperture ring. You can see the joint. ZOOAN is the short mount focusing mount that can be easily found. The head screws into the short mount. ZOOAN is LTM,...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 01-25-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 8,429
Posted By View Range
Microsoft lost its way with operating systems...

Microsoft lost its way with operating systems years ago. Each release is a new theory about what Windows should be. Windows 8 was supposed to bring phones and PCs to the same interface. We have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2016
Replies: 96
Views: 5,564
Posted By View Range
Schneider 135mm f3.5 Xenar in LTM mount. ...

Schneider 135mm f3.5 Xenar in LTM mount. Like-new condition with both correct caps after almost 50 years. I doubled my money, but I'll always regret selling it.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 01-20-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 3,358
Posted By View Range
Wes, as I recall Viso II/III is 40.0 + 28.8 (LTM)...

Wes, as I recall Viso II/III is 40.0 + 28.8 (LTM) or 41.0 + 27.8 (LBM) for a total of 68.8mm. I recall PLOOT/Viso I is 62.5 + 28.8 (LTM) for 63.5 + 27.8 (LBM) for a total of 91.3mm. I don't see...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 01-19-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 3,358
Posted By View Range
Stephen, all Viso II, where for LTM or LBM...

Stephen, all Viso II, where for LTM or LBM cameras, had an M mount on the front. L39 mount with an adapter is possible, but I don't see it in the small photos we have. The picture shows an LBM Viso...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 01-19-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 3,358
Posted By View Range
As I understand it, during that period the Leica...

As I understand it, during that period the Leica M mount patent was still enforced. There were no third party M mount lenses then. I doubt Nikon would have violated the patent.

There were Leica M...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-14-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 5,102
Posted By View Range
I'm still waiting for a 21mm Summicron and a 75mm...

I'm still waiting for a 21mm Summicron and a 75mm Summilux APO ASP. Seems like these would fill holes in the lineup.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 4,283
Posted By View Range
X-ray, you are exactly right. If you need a D5,...

X-ray, you are exactly right. If you need a D5, buy one; if you don't need a D5, don't buy one. Every professional sports photographer using Nikons will upgrade. You're right about Apple too;...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-05-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 10,581
Posted By View Range
The comparison needs to be with the 90mm...

The comparison needs to be with the 90mm Summicron, but even that is a bit unfair because the Summicron is a few years newer design. I'll break the suspense. The Summicron blows that Canon 85mm...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-03-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,539
Posted By View Range
You might try SK Grimes in the US, assuming that...

You might try SK Grimes in the US, assuming that a variety of Copal shutters use the same blades. But it might be cheaper to find a non-working Konica S on e-bay.
Forum: Photo Software 01-03-2016
Replies: 46
Views: 8,984
Posted By View Range
Some of the earliest raw formats are no longer...

Some of the earliest raw formats are no longer supported by raw converters. In theory raw converters will stop supporting Canon and Nikon raw formats before they stop supporting dng. That would be...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-30-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 4,593
Posted By View Range
The 25 - 50 zoom is a Nikkor classic. It...

The 25 - 50 zoom is a Nikkor classic. It established Nikon as the pre-eminent manufacturer of wide angle zooms, which has only recently been challenged. I only stopped using it when I switched to...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-29-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 4,069
Posted By View Range
Remember Peter K's Type designations are based on...

Remember Peter K's Type designations are based on engravings and cosmetics. The Types are not directly related to optical formulas. (I use Peter's book so often I am wearing it out and may have to...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-18-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,359
Posted By View Range
All international packages have to be handed to a...

All international packages have to be handed to a postal employee and scanned, even when the label is printed on-line.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-17-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,636
Posted By View Range
I bought an FX new when they came out. I had...

I bought an FX new when they came out. I had problems with the shutter on the first one; the camera store gave me another one in exchange. I had continuous problems with apertures sticking. I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-09-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 6,004
Posted By View Range
My DSLR is a Nikon D2x. These D2/D3 cameras are...

My DSLR is a Nikon D2x. These D2/D3 cameras are more than good. It's only in the extremes of speed and enlargement size that these cameras are lacking.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-31-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,310
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Zeiss Ikon's Contax competed with Leica, but I...

Zeiss Ikon's Contax competed with Leica, but I doubt Zeiss worried too much about sales of Contax vs Leica. Zeiss was a huge company in the 1930's - optical glass, lenses, cameras of all formats,...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-31-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,310
Posted By View Range
Do you know these cameras were designed in the...

Do you know these cameras were designed in the 1930s? There was no Quality Function Deployment or user surveys / discussion groups. Zeiss Ikon didn't worry about "the brand". The designers and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-26-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,364
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Don Goldberg has a lot more parts than listed on...

Don Goldberg has a lot more parts than listed on his web site. You need to call him and ask.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-22-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By View Range
The Flektoskop, Flektometer, Panflex Pre-war and...

The Flektoskop, Flektometer, Panflex Pre-war and Post-war fit Contax II, III, IIa, and IIIa. My recollection is that they don't fit the Contax I. This is unlike Leica where the PLOOT, Visoflex I...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-22-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By View Range
I remember reading that the reflex housings don't...

I remember reading that the reflex housings don't fit the Contax I. I don't have a Contax I so I can't try the housings for fit.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-19-2015
Replies: 55
Views: 5,316
Posted By View Range
One of the great film cameras of all time is the...

One of the great film cameras of all time is the Nikon F2 Photomic. With the MD-2 motor drive and battery pack containing 10 AA batteries, but no film, it weighs in at 1851 grams. It's dimensions...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-11-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 4,184
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I don't know any really serious collectors and I...

I don't know any really serious collectors and I don't like to generalize about people. My impressions are that collectors are self-actualized and aren't interested in on-line discussions from...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-10-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 698
Posted By View Range
If it is a legal US import, send it to...

If it is a legal US import, send it to CameraQuest, the US importer.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-26-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,846
Posted By View Range
Indeed interesting stuff. I don't think "made in...

Indeed interesting stuff.

I don't think "made in occupied Japan" or "made in Japan" helped photo equipment marketing in the US in the 1950s. I'm old enough to remember US reaction to Japanese...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-26-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,846
Posted By View Range
It is not arrogance. It is a recognition of the...

It is not arrogance. It is a recognition of the challenge the manufacturers had at the time of post-war reconstruction. Where to get materials, where to find skilled labor, how can I design for the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-25-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,846
Posted By View Range
Sperling reflex housings are marked "MADE BY...

Sperling reflex housings are marked "MADE BY SPERLING IN WEST-BERLIN USA-SECTOR GERMANY".
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-17-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 6,763
Posted By View Range
I own an early M8 (second batch), and it has...

I own an early M8 (second batch), and it has never been open for repairs. I have no problem putting on the IR cut filters for color. B&W is better without filters, a limitation on the M9 and M240. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-15-2015
Replies: 64
Views: 5,847
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F, F2 and F3. I didn't know the motors could be...

F, F2 and F3. I didn't know the motors could be removed. And even if I did know, why would I want to take the motors off anyway?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-06-2015
Replies: 73
Views: 6,370
Posted By View Range
Most of these posts address the demand side. I...

Most of these posts address the demand side. I think some of the problem is on the supply side. There are a lot of lenses for sale out there. A quick count of Canon 50mm 0.95 lenses currently on...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 09-01-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,353
Posted By View Range
There are two types of finders in the early days,...

There are two types of finders in the early days, before WWII. The first were slide-in finders. The earliest sliding stages (Focoslide or Focaslide - both spellings were used) take slide-in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-31-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,153
Posted By View Range
I have used this lens since the release of the M8...

I have used this lens since the release of the M8 and continue to use it on the M9. Mine follows the traditional characteristic of increasing sharpness through f8. Leica's MTF curves, available on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-26-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,722
Posted By View Range
Neither condition is correct.

Neither condition is correct.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-14-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,598
Posted By View Range
I already know SOOGZ, which I have, works. The...

I already know SOOGZ, which I have, works. The question remains how did Canon expect it to work in the first place? I'm sure it was not to use it with a Walz, Kodak or Ednalite adapter. There must...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-14-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,598
Posted By View Range
Yes, it is the black rectangular hood (clearly...

Yes, it is the black rectangular hood (clearly marked "f3:.5 35mm). The 34mm screw-in Series VI adapter may indeed work because the hood itself unscrews from the 42mm push-on adapter to accept...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 07-13-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 5,147
Posted By View Range
Turn on the CPU and RAM monitors to see what...

Turn on the CPU and RAM monitors to see what amount of resources you are using. I think Windows 7 still supports gadgets; there are nice monitors available as gadgets to leave open on the Desktop. ...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-12-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,598
Posted By View Range
Hood for Canon 35mm f3.5 Lens

I finally bought a Canon Series VI f:1.9 50mm / f:3.5 35mm for my Canon 35mm f3.5 lens. This combination is shown clearly on page 69 of Peter Kitchingman's book.

However, the hood does not fit. As...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-16-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,326
Posted By View Range
There are really nice Leica lenses that can be...

There are really nice Leica lenses that can be had at reasonable prices:
35mm f2.8 Summaron
90mm f4.0 Elmar
135mm f4.0 Elmar
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-27-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 5,003
Posted By View Range
MIR shows the two...

MIR shows the two designs.

http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/nikon/nikkoresources/105mmnikkor/105mm25.htm
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-27-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 5,003
Posted By View Range
Peter Braczko states there was a design change in...

Peter Braczko states there was a design change in 1973, starting with S/N 500001. Has anyone found a optical cross section of the second version?

The official Nikon discussion is interesting. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-27-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 5,003
Posted By View Range
The SLR lens is essentially identical to the RF...

The SLR lens is essentially identical to the RF lens. Designed in 1953, it helped Nikon into prominence. It is legendary and sold in huge numbers. Greater flexibility from other lenses has reduced...
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