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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Day Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By splitimageview
have you tried another ltm adapter?

have you tried another ltm adapter?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 424
Posted By splitimageview
The SLR vs RF discussion been around for 60+...

The SLR vs RF discussion been around for 60+ years, meter or no meter....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Days Ago
Replies: 563
Views: 29,625
Posted By splitimageview
Looking good!

Looking good!
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 4 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,044
Posted By splitimageview
Interesting. Not sure about having no hot shoe...

Interesting. Not sure about having no hot shoe (except as an accessory) which means no optical viewfinder option, and not keen on the $300 bulky LCD magnifier/viewfinder.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 4 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,044
Posted By splitimageview
bwahahaha!

bwahahaha!
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 4 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By splitimageview
Japan Exposures used to offer MS Optical...

Japan Exposures used to offer MS Optical conversions, which look like this:

http://www.kenrockwell.com/leica/images/contax-g-conversions/45mm/D3S_5664-tab.jpg
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 5 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By splitimageview
Hmm, can't get that link to work. Might have to...

Hmm, can't get that link to work. Might have to obtain a parts camera...
Forum: Nikon RF 6 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By splitimageview
Here's a black f/3.5, they have...

Here's a black f/3.5, they have two:

https://www.precision-camera.com/used-nikon-nippon-kogaku-w-nikkor-35mm-f-3-5-lens-for-nikon-rangefinder-cameras-ex-625185910/
Forum: Nikon RF 6 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By splitimageview
I acquired a perfect Nikkor 35/2.5 a couple of...

I acquired a perfect Nikkor 35/2.5 a couple of months ago on this forum for 165.

Look for a chrome one to save $

Great lens!
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 3,911
Posted By splitimageview
yes, Al Kaplan. :) What about the infamous...

yes, Al Kaplan. :)

What about the infamous Pitxu?

@helenhill I so love that avatar...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,685
Posted By splitimageview
Legend. I once owned the very first IXMOO...

Legend.

I once owned the very first IXMOO Rapidwinder...only 100 ever made. What a brilliant device!
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 752
Posted By splitimageview
The 90 is perhaps the best lens of all the superb...

The 90 is perhaps the best lens of all the superb Fujinons. I’m also surprised by how much I enjoy shooting with a 135mm equivalent.

I wouldn’t get any X-Pro unless I needed the OVF, which I...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 590
Posted By splitimageview
yes... easy, cover the white infill with black...

yes...
easy, cover the white infill with black paint stick from micro-tools.com (https://www.micro-tools.com/products/l51123)

assuming your M4-P is black chrome as most are :)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By splitimageview
Good luck...I doubt the resistors are bad, tho....

Good luck...I doubt the resistors are bad, tho. They don’t really deteriorate with age...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,065
Posted By splitimageview
I’m partial to the Nikkor 35/2.5 but it has a...

I’m partial to the Nikkor 35/2.5 but it has a filter size that is unobtanium. However it works with A36 filters if you’ve got those.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,065
Posted By splitimageview
Here is an inexpensive and super light but big...

Here is an inexpensive and super light but big view viewfinder from a repurposed Canon:

https://www.shapeways.com/product/URJPSR3A9/35mm-viewfinder-base
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By splitimageview
The best. There are cheaper solutions, but...

The best. There are cheaper solutions, but nothing else comes close in terms of build and precision.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,394
Posted By splitimageview
I’ll be sending them a tax exempt form.

I’ll be sending them a tax exempt form.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 1,754
Posted By splitimageview
Yes, a lot lighter, easier loading, better...

Yes, a lot lighter, easier loading, better viewfinder, and AE.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 1,754
Posted By splitimageview
The old Barnacks are fun and nostalgic and...

The old Barnacks are fun and nostalgic and entirely pocketable with a collapsible Elmar, but actually *using* them for true photographic pursuits is another matter. Using them as an ode to...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 1,754
Posted By splitimageview
All the 50s are good. You've already got...

All the 50s are good.

You've already got something perfectly acceptable, frankly speaking...check the thread of the Pentax 50/1.4 used on a Leica body...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 1,754
Posted By splitimageview
The FM2 isn’t huge, by any stretch. Not much...

The FM2 isn’t huge, by any stretch. Not much larger and maybe even lighter than an M6 body. Get a Nikkor 50/1.8 pancake to drop size and weight from the 1.4 setup...

I’d suggest actually shooting...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 1,754
Posted By splitimageview
Have you shot many rolls using a rangefinder yet?

Have you shot many rolls using a rangefinder yet?
Forum: Nikon RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By splitimageview
Got an ebay listing number for that one, Joe?...

Got an ebay listing number for that one, Joe? Can't seem to find it...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 114
Views: 4,228
Posted By splitimageview
Oh, the drama! This isn't the first time for...

Oh, the drama!

This isn't the first time for Erwin to make big noise about exiting...same thing he did with his website a few years...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By splitimageview
There are centered tripod solutions (on the...

There are centered tripod solutions (on the optical axis) for some Ms (like this (http://www.metro-case.com/grips/leicam)) but don't know of one for the M5.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 983
Posted By splitimageview
The later clones like the above are super nice,...

The later clones like the above are super nice, but I'm a big fan of the tiny IIIc.

Sure, the viewfinder is tiny, too, but you get the best of both worlds by adding an SBOOI...big view when you need...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 970
Posted By splitimageview
New lens pricing will have no effect on this...

New lens pricing will have no effect on this vintage lens.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 937
Posted By splitimageview
Love the 35 Planar!

Love the 35 Planar!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 970
Posted By splitimageview
There *is* a chance, but it is somewhere between...

There *is* a chance, but it is somewhere between 'slim' and 'none.'

:)
Forum: Zeiss Contax 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 937
Posted By splitimageview
G lenses are renowned, but if you don’t like the...

G lenses are renowned, but if you don’t like the look there are lots of alternatives.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 2,234
Posted By splitimageview
Virtual Box is now, and Open Source. Set up a...

Virtual Box is now, and Open Source. Set up a virtual machine and continue to run 32 bit apps.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-10-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,234
Posted By splitimageview
I'll try this out later today...

I'll try this out later today...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-09-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,234
Posted By splitimageview
Yes. Would be simple to confirm if this works or...

Yes. Would be simple to confirm if this works or not. Happy to test it, if anyone wants to send me the installer. :)
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-09-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,234
Posted By splitimageview
Should be able to do this (i.e., use a 32 bit...

Should be able to do this (i.e., use a 32 bit installer) with a virtual machine, and a shared directory with the host OS.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-09-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 671
Posted By splitimageview
Make sure to read up about Catalina’s new...

Make sure to read up about Catalina’s new security protections (“notarization”)
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-08-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,234
Posted By splitimageview
Catalina is now released. I've been using...

Catalina is now released.



I've been using Capture One for the majority of image processing for quite some time, which is fully 64 bit, so no problems with Catalina.

There is a lot to be said...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-04-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,234
Posted By splitimageview
It’ll be available to the general public after...

It’ll be available to the general public after Catalina is released, however if a particular Mac has already been updated to Catalina then it’s more of a challenge to download the prior OS.

The...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-03-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,234
Posted By splitimageview
To clarify: If your machine is already running...

To clarify: If your machine is already running Catalina, you won't be able to download the Mojave installer again without going through a bunch of hassle. Apple won't allow you to go to the App store...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-03-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,234
Posted By splitimageview
For the work I do in Photoshop and Aperture, I...

For the work I do in Photoshop and Aperture, I don't need raw speed. Both apps are plenty fast enough under the virtual machine, in any case, on my MacBook Pro. Just assign the VM a decent amount of...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-03-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,234
Posted By splitimageview
I set up a Mojave virtual machine to run 32 bit...

I set up a Mojave virtual machine to run 32 bit apps like Aperture and Photoshop CS3. This can be done for free using Virtualbox. Should work with older LR too. Ready for Catalina without having to...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-02-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 490
Posted By splitimageview
The close focus on the G lenses on G bodies is...

The close focus on the G lenses on G bodies is actually 0.5m but that's still significantly better than the usual 0.7m of Leica M.

The G1 is my favorite of the two, as it's lighter/smaller. They are...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-01-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By splitimageview
Lots of threads regarding Contax adapters, Amedeo...

Lots of threads regarding Contax adapters, Amedeo makes the premier adapters
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-01-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 490
Posted By splitimageview
I don’t know as DAG does conversions for the...

I don’t know as DAG does conversions for the 21-90mm G lenses.

Hawk Peng (Hawks Factory on eBay) had the best conversions a few years ago, I used to be his US agent, but he took forever to complete...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-30-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 6,245
Posted By splitimageview
Great story and talent!

Great story and talent!
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-24-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,064
Posted By splitimageview
Status: keepers - Konica Auto S3, black paint...

Status: keepers - Konica Auto S3, black paint Canonet QL 17 GIII, Konica Auto S2 (my first 'real camera' that I've had for over 40 years and still works.)

to be sold: Olympus 35RC, 35SP, black paint...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-23-2019
Replies: 78
Views: 2,476
Posted By splitimageview
He’s currently posting pics from the Grand Tetons

He’s currently posting pics from the Grand Tetons
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-21-2019
Replies: 78
Views: 2,476
Posted By splitimageview
This mod from Ferider is brilliant. Great...

This mod from Ferider is brilliant. Great lens!

And wonderful photos, Raid
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,204
Posted By splitimageview
Competition is great, isn't it? Easy...

Competition is great, isn't it? Easy returns.

They want your business, and want to make you happy.

What's not to like?
Forum: Nikon RF 08-30-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By splitimageview
I wouldn't move the aperture ring, seems like the...

I wouldn't move the aperture ring, seems like the blades are seized...might break a blade if it is forced.

Time for a CLA.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-29-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 506
Posted By splitimageview
There is no filter that I’m aware of with those...

There is no filter that I’m aware of with those threads.

Original equipment options:

A. Leitz 11251 retainer ring and a series 5.5 filter

B. Original Leitz collapsible rubber screw in hood with...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-29-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 506
Posted By splitimageview
That lens definitely won't take a 40.5, although...

That lens definitely won't take a 40.5, although its brother, the Minolta M-Rokkor 90mm, will.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-29-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 506
Posted By splitimageview
If you are referring to the Tele-Elmarit M, that...

If you are referring to the Tele-Elmarit M, that uses a standard 39mm filter
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-29-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 506
Posted By splitimageview
Leica part 11251 is a retaining ring for series...

Leica part 11251 is a retaining ring for series 5.5 filters, or use an adapter for 39mm filters:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F253075632304
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-28-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,425
Posted By splitimageview
Good job! That really improved the...

Good job! That really improved the contrast.

I’ve seen this on a few Canon lenses including the 50/1.5, which was an easy wipe, and a black barrel 1.8 which ended up being etched.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-23-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,423
Posted By splitimageview
Film is too pricey these days for me to...

Film is too pricey these days for me to guess.

Yes, no doubt one can skip a meter and get good results over time, but I’d rather not spend lots of money experimenting, or worse, grossly miss...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-22-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 517
Posted By splitimageview
8-16 + 16-80. :d:d

8-16 + 16-80.



:d:d
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-20-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,890
Posted By splitimageview
this is the thread to check out:...

this is the thread to check out:

https://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=168755
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-20-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By splitimageview
The goggled lenses bring up the 50mm frames but...

The goggled lenses bring up the 50mm frames but the optics change the viewfinder viewing angle to that of the 35mm lens.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-19-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By splitimageview
Yes. For a long time I used a 35mm on an M3 with...

Yes.

For a long time I used a 35mm on an M3 with the full viewfinder. It works, although my eyeball got a little strained peering into the very edges of the viewfinder. :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-19-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By splitimageview
M3 has 50, 90 and 135 frames. The 35 lens will...

M3 has 50, 90 and 135 frames.

The 35 lens will activate the 135 frame; they are a 35/135 frameline pair on later cameras. (28/90, and 50/75 are the other pairs.) LTM adapters are similarly...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-16-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 7,591
Posted By splitimageview
Ultimately the market decides. If Leica didn’t...

Ultimately the market decides. If Leica didn’t sell enough of the APO for M at the original list, the price would have dropped, with rebates or other incentives or an actual drop in the retail price,...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-15-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,244
Posted By splitimageview
I'm only aware of one production version, made...

I'm only aware of one production version, made from 1973-77, #11542
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-15-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,244
Posted By splitimageview
The 40 M-Rokkor uses standard filters in 40.5mm,...

The 40 M-Rokkor uses standard filters in 40.5mm, the Summicron uses a series 5.5, if that matters...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-15-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 7,591
Posted By splitimageview
I seriously doubt Leica prices things based...

I seriously doubt Leica prices things based solely on the cost of manufacture. Surely they must factor in 'what the market will bear.'
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-15-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By splitimageview
Yes, as previously stated, later models are...

Yes, as previously stated, later models are slightly ‘longer’ from end to end.

If you’re looking at a barnack this is likely the least important difference between models.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-14-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 423
Posted By splitimageview
I have a 14 for sale, Joe, if you decide to go...

I have a 14 for sale, Joe, if you decide to go that route.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-13-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 778
Posted By splitimageview
The Starkies use both of...

The Starkies use both of these.

Cameraworks-uk.com

Alan and James have painted many cameras for me. They currently have some items of mine, lead times have stretched a LOT since the first work they...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-13-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 778
Posted By splitimageview
I used to paint Leicas, worked on many projects,...

I used to paint Leicas, worked on many projects, colors, & variations, it takes lots of:

Practice
Patience
Proper Equipment
Talent
Practice
More practice

It’s definitely a non-trivial effort to...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-11-2019
Replies: 1,916
Views: 1,742,320
Posted By splitimageview
Actually it was @maryland_fotos that ended the...

Actually it was @maryland_fotos that ended the drought :)

The recent contributions are excellent compositions that don’t solely rely on bokeh, great work!
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-10-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,309
Posted By splitimageview
I have yet to be disappointed with a shot taken...

I have yet to be disappointed with a shot taken with APS-C because it had too much DOF, and sensors are so close to each other now, that IQ differences are so trivial as to be meaningless.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-10-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,309
Posted By splitimageview
I’ve said for years that APS-C is the new full...

I’ve said for years that APS-C is the new full frame. Fuji skipped full frame even; good move, they weren’t forced to support it like N and C.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-08-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4,096
Posted By splitimageview
The chart doesn't necessarily mean that missed...

The chart doesn't necessarily mean that missed focus is guaranteed, it's just a guideline. Focus errors with marginal setups (i.e., too short baselength for a given aperture/focal length) will be...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-07-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By splitimageview
True, but that Nikkor is a collector lens, the...

True, but that Nikkor is a collector lens, the Nikonos lens can be obtained quite cheaply. I paid $10 for mine on ebay, it's perfect. Just waiting to use it on something. :)
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-07-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By splitimageview
very cool! Is that just an off the shelf LTM...

very cool! Is that just an off the shelf LTM adapter on the back of the lens?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-07-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4,096
Posted By splitimageview
Can also click on the OK/Not OK button on the...

Can also click on the OK/Not OK button on the bottom left of the browser window.

"Not OK" just means focus will be iffy wide-open. Have to stop down to one of the "OK" apertures to ensure accuracy...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-07-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4,096
Posted By splitimageview
Here is the RF Accuracy chart for various...

Here is the RF Accuracy chart for various cameras, showing the 75/1.4

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1BWB8ZaryAV8Q6UlBGFs6I5wwj-MdxeaSkLP_kiZVQgY
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-07-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 833
Posted By splitimageview
I am not sure about the lens release guard, looks...

I am not sure about the lens release guard, looks like it may be an M2 shell.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-05-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By splitimageview
The only M body with 1/4000, very handy if you...

The only M body with 1/4000, very handy if you like to shoot wide open without messing with ND filters. :)

Have had 3 over the years, never had a failure, although nothing lasts forever. Buy three...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-04-2019
Replies: 563
Views: 29,625
Posted By splitimageview
I’d be interested in an LTM version. For use on...

I’d be interested in an LTM version.

For use on mirrorless it would be cool if the lens could focus closer than the typical 0.7m of M cameras.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 08-02-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,735
Posted By splitimageview
:) I’m just glad that Nikon green-lighted the...

:)

I’m just glad that Nikon green-lighted the project.

Something similar is unlikely to ever happen again...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 08-01-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,735
Posted By splitimageview
Why is that weird? The quote refers to consumer...

Why is that weird?

The quote refers to consumer enthusiasm for classic cameras; other companies noticed it too at about the same time, such as Konica, who introduced the Hexar AF in 1993 and the RF...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 08-01-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,735
Posted By splitimageview
Leica wasn't behind the energy directly, per se;...

Leica wasn't behind the energy directly, per se; it was consumers "driven by the surge of enthusiasm for Leica and other classic cameras"
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 08-01-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,735
Posted By splitimageview
That’s an accurate description. There was energy...

That’s an accurate description. There was energy in the niche at the time, but none of it generated by Leica.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-30-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 471
Posted By splitimageview
CLE has a short RF baselength, this chart...

CLE has a short RF baselength, this chart indicates which lenses/speeds can be problematic in terms of focusing accuracy ...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-30-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 471
Posted By splitimageview
Also, www.dmin-dmax.fr/photoe2cleo.htm

Also, www.dmin-dmax.fr/photoe2cleo.htm
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-30-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 471
Posted By splitimageview
Have had several CLEs over the years, never have...

Have had several CLEs over the years, never have seen any 40 that has a rear element that reaches deep into the shutter chamber.

Never saw any problems with any collapsibles either, from early 30s...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-30-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 471
Posted By splitimageview
There are no such interfering lenses, the meter...

There are no such interfering lenses, the meter reads light reflected off the curtains and/or film.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,291
Posted By splitimageview
“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.” –...

“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson

Just keep taking them.

Also in my case I have photos I took in the past that were disregarded at the time, that feel...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 07-27-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 3,527
Posted By splitimageview
Try Capture One Fuji. :)

Try Capture One Fuji. :)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-27-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 349
Posted By splitimageview
Hundreds of threads about Leica service people...

Hundreds of threads about Leica service people here. Maybe try a search. :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-24-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,119
Posted By splitimageview
The increase in leica isn’t all that much, and if...

The increase in leica isn’t all that much, and if the camera is well-cared for you’ll get it back if you sell, or more; unlikely it will be less. Ditto with Xpan, Mamiya.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-24-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,119
Posted By splitimageview
Not sure what availability of color vs B&W film...

Not sure what availability of color vs B&W film has to do with film camera prices. Prices are strictly set by the ratio of demand to the fixed supply of particular camera models.
Forum: Nikon RF 07-24-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 18,253
Posted By splitimageview
207563 :) ...

207563 :)

...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,119
Posted By splitimageview
I have owned about 5 or 6 Hexar RF, and a couple...

I have owned about 5 or 6 Hexar RF, and a couple of the AF, over the past dozen years. They all worked great. Of course, everything can fail, and will eventually. But it's possible to buy two Hexar...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,119
Posted By splitimageview
Greed? Really? One could in theory offer up an...

Greed? Really?

One could in theory offer up an M6 for say $3,000 simply because of greed, but that doesn’t mean someone will accept the offer.

M6s have hovered around $1000-$1200 for the last...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-22-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,762
Posted By splitimageview
Contax 139 with 45/2.8 Tessar. :)

Contax 139 with 45/2.8 Tessar. :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,630
Posted By splitimageview
The Rollei is a good suggestion as long as you...

The Rollei is a good suggestion as long as you don't mind scale focus.

I'd prefer going with a later camera with a rangefinder, like an Auto S3 for example. Small, light, great flash setup, great...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-20-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By splitimageview
Quick release and tripod socket on the optical...

Quick release and tripod socket on the optical axis:

http://www.metro-case.com/grips/leicam
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 07-15-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 3,527
Posted By splitimageview
I agree it’s hard to beat the X-E3...

I agree it’s hard to beat the X-E3...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,194
Posted By splitimageview
Modern digitals need: • a modern user...

Modern digitals need:

• a modern user interface
• a modern display

Today’s digitals have user interfaces seemingly from the DOS era.

Camera manufacturers need to make their products easy to...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-08-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,026
Posted By splitimageview
They are a quality repair shop, I’ve sent them...

They are a quality repair shop, I’ve sent them gear.

Thanks for the follow up!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-07-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By splitimageview
Many lenses are impossible to get 100% clean....

Many lenses are impossible to get 100% clean. That mark will have zero effect on photos, the glass looks great, so many collapsibles have scratched glass.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-05-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,088
Posted By splitimageview
Will that Lomo scanner work with this...

Will that Lomo scanner work with this app?

https://filmlabapp.com
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-28-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By splitimageview
Try Dave Easterwood, davescamera.net

Try Dave Easterwood, davescamera.net
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-27-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,010
Posted By splitimageview
That's an excellent overview. My preference is...

That's an excellent overview.

My preference is for the small/light bodies, without autowind. That means the 139 and 159, and I went with the latter due to the 1/4000 as I like to shoot with wide...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-26-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By splitimageview
The main life-size viewfinder on an SP isn’t wide...

The main life-size viewfinder on an SP isn’t wide enough to show a 35mm field of view, assuming the entire area of the viewfinder is used, including outside the 50mm frame. The 50mm frames are...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-26-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,010
Posted By splitimageview
Had RX, ST, RTS, Aria, 139 (a few), 159MM. Of...

Had RX, ST, RTS, Aria, 139 (a few), 159MM.

Of those the 159 is my favorite. It has a rubberized covering which won’t disintegrate like the 139, is smalll, light, has a great vf and 1/4000 and an LED...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-25-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,415
Posted By splitimageview
Lots of threads here on this topic. Lots of good...

Lots of threads here on this topic. Lots of good options...good luck in your search. :)
Forum: Nikon RF 06-23-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 963
Posted By splitimageview
I haven’t seen the M39-M39 helicals, will have to...

I haven’t seen the M39-M39 helicals, will have to look into those...

Here is the exact setup I use for all adapted lenses, the close focusing adapter is quite inexpensive but well made.

The photo...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-21-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 963
Posted By splitimageview
Get an Amedeo adapter for Nikon S to Leica M (he...

Get an Amedeo adapter for Nikon S to Leica M (he makes two versions: the 50mm-internal mount-only version or the internal/external version) and add a close focusing helical adapter for the digital...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-21-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 667
Posted By splitimageview
Choose another repair person. :) There are many...

Choose another repair person. :) There are many referenced here with stellar reps.

What camera?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-20-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,540
Posted By splitimageview
I sell to meteor all the time. Maybe they will...

I sell to meteor all the time. Maybe they will want it. :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-20-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,540
Posted By splitimageview
Good luck to them if they can get their asking...

Good luck to them if they can get their asking price! :eek:
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-20-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,540
Posted By splitimageview
Haha! Yes, I suppose a factory L seal means...

Haha! Yes, I suppose a factory L seal means "allocate about $250 for a CLA and maybe more for curtains" :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-20-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,540
Posted By splitimageview
L seal doesn’t mean much these...

L seal doesn’t mean much these days.

https://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=168703
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-20-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,890
Posted By splitimageview
The glass is pretty recessed so this is likely...

The glass is pretty recessed so this is likely entirely theoretical. I like the vintage look!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-20-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,540
Posted By splitimageview
That seems to be the correct conclusion. :)...

That seems to be the correct conclusion. :)

Great lens nonetheless!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-20-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,540
Posted By splitimageview
Now that I look at the photos again, that looks...

Now that I look at the photos again, that looks like an unusual hybrid of some sort between v2 and v3...would help if you had more side-view photos of the barrel...it doesn't look like black paint to...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-20-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,540
Posted By splitimageview
From "Identifying Leica Lenses" by Sartorius,...

From "Identifying Leica Lenses" by Sartorius, it's rated "R+" which is between 'rare' and 'very rare.'

http://restoration35.com/images/2019/06/20/IMG_3876.md.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-20-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,540
Posted By splitimageview
Yes. a black version 2 is very uncommon. Not sure...

Yes. a black version 2 is very uncommon. Not sure what it would fetch on the collector market as they don’t come up often...but likely big bucks if it’s factory legit.

Got any more photos of the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-20-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,890
Posted By splitimageview
After getting this 40, I want to try the...

After getting this 40, I want to try the 58/1.4...anyone have that one? Not meaning to thread hijack....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-20-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,118
Posted By splitimageview
The 35/1.4 Zeiss is soooo special. Great lens for...

The 35/1.4 Zeiss is soooo special. Great lens for half price of the Leica and every bit as good.

Cosina builds some great stuff, many of it in the same league of build quality as Leica, yet not at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,114
Posted By splitimageview
https://bhpho.to/2XfX7Rx https://static.bhphoto.c...

https://bhpho.to/2XfX7Rx

https://static.bhphoto.com/images/images500x500/hasselblad_x1d_ii_50c_medium_1560930625_1487057.jpg
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-19-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By splitimageview
If you want a lightweight Contax body, try the...

If you want a lightweight Contax body, try the 159MM. It’s small and light and has the usual great viewfinder, 1/4000. About the same size as the Aria. I’ve had most of the Contax SLRs and it’s my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-18-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,890
Posted By splitimageview
I was fortunate to come across the latest version...

I was fortunate to come across the latest version with the silver nose that focuses to 0.25m. What a fantastic lens! Looks like a vintage Nikkor and the very close focus and focal length offer so...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-18-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,424
Posted By splitimageview
I made the mistake of selling my Amedeo S>LTM...

I made the mistake of selling my Amedeo S>LTM adapter a while back...he doesn’t appear to make them anymore.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-16-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By splitimageview
It is no longer an option; function has been...

It is no longer an option; function has been disabled
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-16-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,159
Posted By splitimageview
one is Gus Lazzari...

one is Gus Lazzari (http://tlccamerarepair.homestead.com/services.html)
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-10-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 1,624
Posted By splitimageview
I second the X-E3. It's my favorite digital I've...

I second the X-E3. It's my favorite digital I've ever owned, and I've owned everything from micro 4/3 to full frame, including Leica.

So small and light, and great optics. :)
Forum: Nikon RF 06-10-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,961
Posted By splitimageview
Depends on the individual lens; some do this,...

Depends on the individual lens; some do this, some don't...

Don't the S-mount Nikkors (50mm and up) have two sets of aperture indicators on the aperture ring, also?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 4,447
Posted By splitimageview
Fujifilm Acros II announced

https://www.fujifilm.co.jp/press/img/ffnr1430_01.jpg



Translated press release...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-10-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,961
Posted By splitimageview
The frameline condition is more related to the...

The frameline condition is more related to the individual camera.

The 50mm frames on the SP are similarly near the edge of the viewfinder window, as there is a separate viewfinder for 28 and 35....
Forum: Nikon RF 06-09-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,961
Posted By splitimageview
What slows me down is bottom loading the film,...

What slows me down is bottom loading the film, much prefer the Nikon.

When shooting manually with an incident meter the aperture doesn’t need changing very often, it’s the shutter speed that...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 06-08-2019
Replies: 276
Views: 68,294
Posted By splitimageview
Tell us more about the winder. :)

Tell us more about the winder. :)
Forum: Nikon RF 06-06-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,986
Posted By splitimageview
Very nice! The S2 and later are all superb, and...

Very nice! The S2 and later are all superb, and I'll take the film loading all day long over a bottom loader. :)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-06-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,159
Posted By splitimageview
no real way to verify. Some established techs...

no real way to verify. Some established techs will have a special unique wax seal, some don’t use a seal or just use plain wax, some will use a replica ‘L’ seal.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-05-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By splitimageview
Can't get that link to work. Shapeways?

Can't get that link to work.

Shapeways?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-05-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,006
Posted By splitimageview
If you're comfy with MR4 and can give up AE, then...

If you're comfy with MR4 and can give up AE, then the M4 is your huckleberry.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By splitimageview
I use https://chevereto.com, there is a free...

I use https://chevereto.com, there is a free version, no need for coding html, just need a host and a domain.

It provides easy links in bbcode format, among lots of other features
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-05-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,856
Posted By splitimageview
What film have you been sending to Precision?...

What film have you been sending to Precision? They only do C-41 in house as far as I know. If you are sending them E6 or B&W that might contribute to the delay as they send those to another lab for...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-02-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,986
Posted By splitimageview
Yes, best to shoot a roll and try it in real...

Yes, best to shoot a roll and try it in real situations.

Bear in mind with 60+ year old cameras there can be a lot of variance in RF patch contrast, viewfinder brightness/clarity, etc. between...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-31-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,308
Posted By splitimageview
Good luck finding out the history. If you...

Good luck finding out the history.

If you decide to service it, Alan Starkie can restore the red curtains. He did the same to my red curtain IIIc, the only tech I am aware of that provides this...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-22-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,210
Posted By splitimageview
This looks like a winner. It’s about time someone...

This looks like a winner. It’s about time someone dove into a modern redesign, and the number of backers is impressive
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-20-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,290
Posted By splitimageview
It's difficult to tell from the photos, but does...

It's difficult to tell from the photos, but does the finish/feel/sheen of the top plate match the bottom, or is it somewhat different?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-19-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,451
Posted By splitimageview
When Circuit of the Americas opened a few years...

When Circuit of the Americas opened a few years ago they had a similar rule, but it was ignored, then it was changed slightly, specifying the length of lenses that would be allowed.

That was ignored...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-18-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,290
Posted By splitimageview
Might also try jlager100 at yahoo.com

Might also try jlager100 at yahoo.com
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-18-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,290
Posted By splitimageview
I’d suggest contacting Jim Lager...if anyone has...

I’d suggest contacting Jim Lager...if anyone has seen something like this before, it’s likely to be him...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-15-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,010
Posted By splitimageview
Don’t underestimate the Nikkor 2.5. I had a...

Don’t underestimate the Nikkor 2.5. I had a perfect Summaron 2.8 and decided to keep the Nikkor (obtained from @jonmanjiro) as the renderings were nearly indistinguishable from each other. The...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-15-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,010
Posted By splitimageview
I compared the Nikkor 35/2.5 to the Summaron...

I compared the Nikkor 35/2.5 to the Summaron f/2.8 and found them to have similar rendering. Dare I say ‘classic?’ :) Also compared the 35/2 Summicron v1 and the 35/1.8 Nikkor a few years ago, both...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-09-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 38,929
Posted By splitimageview
I fixed a mirror slip on my 159MM, easy/simple....

I fixed a mirror slip on my 159MM, easy/simple. Great camera!

Not sure what you mean by 'fading viewfinder', do you mean the LCD readout? If that's what you're referring to, no LCDs that I'm aware...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-08-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By splitimageview
Let me know if these help. There is adhesive...

Let me know if these help. There is adhesive residue but little foam in the second photo by the door hinge.

This camera has original...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-07-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By splitimageview
I can look at mine tomorrow and send some pics if...

I can look at mine tomorrow and send some pics if that helps...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-02-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By splitimageview
Looks legit. Email Lager and he can provide...

Looks legit. Email Lager and he can provide delivery details.

Cameraworks-uk.com can restore red curtains on authentic originals.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 901
Posted By splitimageview
Agreed. Pleasing subject separation with a creamy...

Agreed. Pleasing subject separation with a creamy background is one thing; razor thin DOF as the subject itself is quite another.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-01-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 2,166
Posted By splitimageview
Every digital Leica ever sold qualifies as such.

Every digital Leica ever sold qualifies as such.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-01-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 922
Posted By splitimageview
Congrats! The 24-85 is quite good, if large, and...

Congrats!

The 24-85 is quite good, if large, and it focuses fast.

I also had the 50, the 28-80, the 70-200, and the 100 Makro Sonnar. The 28-80 focused slower than the 24-85 but was much smaller....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-01-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 54,088
Posted By splitimageview
Radu is good to work with, he did some Alpa stuff...

Radu is good to work with, he did some Alpa stuff for me a while back. Glad there is someone else willing to tackle Contax!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-30-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 54,088
Posted By splitimageview
DAG is the clear choice. $285 not including any...

DAG is the clear choice. $285 not including any parts that might be required
Forum: Photo Software 04-30-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By splitimageview
Yes I remember that Dropbox feature...

Yes I remember that Dropbox feature...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,648
Posted By splitimageview
Sover is one of the best. :)

Sover is one of the best. :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,648
Posted By splitimageview
Was the fee a brokerage fee, or duties, or...

Was the fee a brokerage fee, or duties, or both?

Sover should be aware of the proper harmonized codes to mark on the documents.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,648
Posted By splitimageview
'Near Mint' means it has fungus, 'Exc ++++++'...

'Near Mint' means it has fungus, 'Exc ++++++' means fungus and scratches.

:D
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,648
Posted By splitimageview
Yes, that can indeed happen. Customs...

Yes, that can indeed happen. Customs clearance/brokerage fee.

Some photo gear has duties, as seen in the database I linked above. Like any government publication, it's not very well organized and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-25-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,648
Posted By splitimageview
If they try to collect duties on your TTL, fight...

If they try to collect duties on your TTL, fight it, as that is a duty-free import. There is no threshold. Tell them to use tariff code:

9006.51.00.40 "35mm film camera"
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-25-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,648
Posted By splitimageview
Duty for shipments inbound to the US depends on...

Duty for shipments inbound to the US depends on the item type, and can also depend on the ship method.

If the shipper uses USPS, and the shipment is to an individual, most of the time even dutiable...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-25-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,986
Posted By splitimageview
There is individual variability due to these...

There is individual variability due to these cameras being 60+ years old, makes it iffy to conclude that all examples of a specific model behave the same.

How well individual cameras were...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-24-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By splitimageview
PCB corrosion? Having been in the industry, I'm...

PCB corrosion? Having been in the industry, I'm not sure what you mean by this. Moisture/water won't affect PCBs, however it can affect the circuits (via shorting) if for example a circuit is active...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-24-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,986
Posted By splitimageview
Just acquired my (3rd) S3 2000, the viewfinder is...

Just acquired my (3rd) S3 2000, the viewfinder is brighter than my vintage SP, but just a smidge. The extra frame lines don’t bother me now as much as I remember from the previous two that I owned...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 04-24-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By splitimageview
That’s a personal financial decision but the...

That’s a personal financial decision but the Niccas are fine little cameras.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 922
Posted By splitimageview
F100 is indeed hard to beat. And the 50 N Planar...

F100 is indeed hard to beat. And the 50 N Planar is scarce/pricey...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 922
Posted By splitimageview
The only thing I don’t like about the N1 is the...

The only thing I don’t like about the N1 is the size. Also no longer need autofocus when shooting film, so I sold my N1 set in the classifieds a few months ago. Still have a Contax 159 tho :)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-23-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By splitimageview
PCBs generally go through an aqueous wash during...

PCBs generally go through an aqueous wash during manufacturing process, unless the manufacturer uses special solder paste that doesn't require a wash.

I'm assuming you're wanting to protect the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 922
Posted By splitimageview
Easy to use them on Sony with AF, the lenses are...

Easy to use them on Sony with AF, the lenses are great. My favorite is the 100 Makro.

Get the N1, not the NX. If it breaks get another. :)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-22-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By splitimageview
I had to fix a loose mirror on my Contax 159. It...

I had to fix a loose mirror on my Contax 159. It would get hung up after the shutter fired when my 45/2.8 was attached but not with other lenses. Easy and permanent fix.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-21-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,856
Posted By splitimageview
Tru. ......

Tru.


......
Forum: Nikon RF 04-20-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,986
Posted By splitimageview
Yes the 1:1 vf makes a big difference with...

Yes the 1:1 vf makes a big difference with longer focal lengths.
Forum: Nikon RF 04-20-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,986
Posted By splitimageview
No one has mentioned film loading. MUCH prefer...

No one has mentioned film loading. MUCH prefer Nikon’s removable back over bottom loading.

I’ve owned lots of Ms and Barnacks over the years and many NRF.

Prefer the 1:1 vf with fuzzy patch over...
Forum: Photo Software 04-19-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By splitimageview
I too switched from Aperture, and went with the...

I too switched from Aperture, and went with the prepaid annual subscription for $79 (http://tiny.cc/aiog5y). really like it so far, just takes the usual new software learning curve with the user...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 04-19-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,090
Posted By splitimageview
35mm film cameras to the US are duty free, have...

35mm film cameras to the US are duty free, have the shipper reference harmonized tariff code 9006.53.01 "35mm film camera"
Forum: DIYS Modifications 04-18-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,544
Posted By splitimageview
Yes, hydrochloric acid, easy peasy. It's the...

Yes, hydrochloric acid, easy peasy. It's the nickel that's a pain...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 04-17-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,544
Posted By splitimageview
My process included bead blasting to remove the...

My process included bead blasting to remove the smut (residue) that remained after nickel was stripped. Bright brass was the result, stretch wrap it and it shouldn’t tarnish for a long while. :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,648
Posted By splitimageview
Just make sure the shipper uses the correct...

Just make sure the shipper uses the correct harmonized code. Freight companies often charge brokerage fees; if this is a problem for you, have the shipper use the post.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 04-17-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,544
Posted By splitimageview
Is there residue after the nickel strip?

Is there residue after the nickel strip?
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,648
Posted By splitimageview
No duties to the US, other countries vary. :)

No duties to the US, other countries vary. :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,648
Posted By splitimageview
Whyso? The vast majority of Japanese sellers seem...

Whyso? The vast majority of Japanese sellers seem to follow a standard template with their listings, including layout, descriptions, wording, the use of '+++++++', among many other commonalities,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,648
Posted By splitimageview
Generally no, film cameras have no duties when...

Generally no, film cameras have no duties when shipped to the US, and most items shipped via post won’t have duties even if they are supposed to according to the harmonized tariff codes

Never had...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,648
Posted By splitimageview
I’ve negotiated with kevincameras, he is premium...

I’ve negotiated with kevincameras, he is premium priced but his gear is premium.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 04-16-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 908
Posted By splitimageview
The nickel is a pain, and then there is the smut...

The nickel is a pain, and then there is the smut after that. Yes that’s a technical term. :)

Bead blast to the brass and then the real work begins.

I painted tons of Leicas and a few Nikons and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,648
Posted By splitimageview
“There is no tiny dusts”

“There is no tiny dusts”
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 04-16-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 908
Posted By splitimageview
Yes, the process is well-known. The actual...

Yes, the process is well-known.

The actual talent to remove the dings and dents and nicks, and apply a nice smooth flawless coat that doesn't flake off, is another thing altogether. :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,856
Posted By splitimageview
Hmm, this is unpossible! :)

Hmm, this is unpossible! :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,856
Posted By splitimageview
And...still no data presented. Oh well... :D

And...still no data presented. Oh well...

:D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,856
Posted By splitimageview
Why continue with the insults? I'm asking...

Why continue with the insults? I'm asking completely fair and relevant questions.

For the sake of discussion, let's say you know an investor that would like to put money into this growing market....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,856
Posted By splitimageview
Actually the peak was 2003, according to Fujifilm...

Actually the peak was 2003, according to Fujifilm (http://time.com/4649188/film-photography-industry-comeback/):

“The film market peaked in 2003 with 960 million rolls of film, today it represents...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,856
Posted By splitimageview
Unfortunately, the OP just mentioned anecdotal...

Unfortunately, the OP just mentioned anecdotal evidence of a single film lab. There are, of course, other such labs that have seen growth as thousands of other labs have died off.

As stated earlier,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,856
Posted By splitimageview
Labs started closing well before then. And there...

Labs started closing well before then. And there were several years for the mail order labs to court and bring in customers who lost local support. Takes time to market and convince potential...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,856
Posted By splitimageview
For labs like the Darkroom it is easy to believe....

For labs like the Darkroom it is easy to believe. There used to be labs on every corner, they are gone now so the remaining business has to go somewhere.

But that doesn’t necessarily imply a...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 20,011
Posted By splitimageview
Condolences to the family.

Condolences to the family.
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