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Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-26-2012
Replies: 467
Views: 61,746
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
Hey, I can still get parts for my 1940 Ford 9N. ...

Hey, I can still get parts for my 1940 Ford 9N. Though Ford doesn-t make them.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-01-2011
Replies: 70
Views: 5,298
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
I think there might be something to the...

I think there might be something to the hyperfocal business, but in the other direction. I only have one lens with an infinity lock (rigid 50mm cron) but the infinity lock is positioned so that one...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-10-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,301
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
Is there such a thing as a 'cheapish' DMR?

Is there such a thing as a 'cheapish' DMR?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-10-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,141
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
Thanks Bill and Erik! I will give it a try. I...

Thanks Bill and Erik! I will give it a try. I guess I'm learning the hard way why those of you who really know what you're doing with digital are fussy about RAW conversions.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-08-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,141
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
As added information, because it occurred to me...

As added information, because it occurred to me too -- though it looks like oversharpening in the image, the outlining is still there even when one eliminates the default sharpening in Camera Raw. ...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-08-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,141
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
Software fix for aliasing?

There are no stupid questions, only stupid people.

I have a fall foliage picture taken with the M8. Where brilliant red foliage (with individual leaves only a few pixels wide) is displayed in front...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-03-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,391
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
In anything but very dim or oddly colored light,...

In anything but very dim or oddly colored light, mine is blue (as dtcls100 says). Look at the little greyish strip across the front of the pentaprism: is it dirty/discolored? That sliver of a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-19-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 4,623
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
Bought an OM-3 new when I was a college student...

Bought an OM-3 new when I was a college student and had stumbled into an especially well-paying summer job. Still have it, still use it, still love it. Just gotta make sure you don't leave home...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-10-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,347
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
I've had the same experience... I thought the...

I've had the same experience... I thought the 50mm would be a "once in a while" on the m8, especially since I tended to shoot a 35mm on film. But I probably use 50mm about 45% of the time, and I'm...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-06-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,284
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
I found the infinity lock on mine annoying -- for...

I found the infinity lock on mine annoying -- for all of a day or two. Then it became a quirky but extremely useful focusing tab in use, and eventually something that just feels right. If it...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-20-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 3,475
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
I have it in M mount, and do like it. But I...

I have it in M mount, and do like it. But I don't know if there were any subtle design changes between LTM and M.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-18-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,474
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
I have an old 135/4 Elmar, which I use on the ZM...

I have an old 135/4 Elmar, which I use on the ZM either with the Leica 135mm finder or an ancient Zeiss turret finder. Either works OK. Focus has not been a problem, though given the fussiness of...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-18-2010
Replies: 77
Views: 12,772
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
Kind of like Yo Yo Ma going onto The Cello Forum...

Kind of like Yo Yo Ma going onto The Cello Forum to ask what kind of cello to buy.

If Yo Yo Ma liked playing chamber music with an ensemble of naked ladies.

I can't speak to the other options under...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-04-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,650
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
I love the Visoflex for macro work but it's not...

I love the Visoflex for macro work but it's not easy. That's probably why I love it. Macro isn't a lot of what I do and when I do it, I can afford the time to fuss and fiddle. If macro were really...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-26-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
Perhaps there is something fuzzy, yellow, and...

Perhaps there is something fuzzy, yellow, and cute waiting to pop out when you open the film door?

I do seem to recall there's an audible battery check signal. I wonder if it is misbehaving because...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 09-22-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,948
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
Thanks, everyone!

Thanks, everyone!
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 09-21-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,948
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
Aha. Guide lines vs. grid lines. If only text...

Aha. Guide lines vs. grid lines. If only text searches weren't so literal. Thanks!
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 09-21-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,948
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
Thanks! I think someone swapped my coffee for...

Thanks! I think someone swapped my coffee for decaf today. Seemed obvious the cameras should be able to do this, just couldn't put my finger on the info.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 09-21-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,948
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
Grid lines?

I've searched a couple of PDF manuals on line, to no avail... so I thought I'd ask. Do any of the micro 4/3 cameras (or pk, or nex) have the ability to project composition grid lines into the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-14-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 883
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
In this case, what it means is: Using the ring...

In this case, what it means is:

Using the ring on the adaptor to "focus," you look through your RF and "focus" normally. But you won't have actually focused the lens. So when your subject is in...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-01-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 4,709
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
"Remember the firemen are rarely necessary. The...

"Remember the firemen are rarely necessary. The public stopped reading of its own accord." -- Fahrenheit 451
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-13-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,754
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
That would be my ZM.

That would be my ZM.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-13-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,754
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
If it makes you happy -- and I hope and expect it...

If it makes you happy -- and I hope and expect it will -- it is a bargain no matter the price. An OM-3 was one of only two cameras I have ever bought new. My only regret is that it spends so much...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-10-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,921
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
Aye, there's the rub, so to speak. Are cats what...

Aye, there's the rub, so to speak. Are cats what they appear to be? Or are they a race of synthetic replicants, sent to establish an alien beachhead? Remember the ancient Egyptians had pictures of...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-10-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,921
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
True, all too true. So, would a black cat shot...

True, all too true.

So, would a black cat shot with an IR pass filter on an M8 appear white? And if so, does that mean that without a filter, it would appear magenta?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-08-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,921
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
La nuit tous les chats sont gris...

La nuit tous les chats sont gris...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-02-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 3,391
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
You betcha. After I saw that, I ran upstairs to...

You betcha.

After I saw that, I ran upstairs to grab the camera and see if they had done a similar trick with 90mm/135mm. No such luck.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-31-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 3,391
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
Brilliant detective work. But, sad. I've just...

Brilliant detective work.

But, sad. I've just lost my reason for not coveting a 75mm lens. Now I have one more complaint against the cruel universe.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-25-2010
Replies: 56
Views: 5,929
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
For grizzly bear shots, how about a CV 12mm and a...

For grizzly bear shots, how about a CV 12mm and a big jar of raspberry jam. For polar bears, substitute some smoked salmon.

No, on second thought, maybe an SLR with a big, big, big tele would be...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 06-25-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,275
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
Cripes. I had heard of such an adapter (maybe on...

Cripes.

I had heard of such an adapter (maybe on Gandy's site?) but I had never seriously thought of a good reason to get one.

Thinking again...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-22-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 731
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
Thanks, Roger! I'd be using it with older lenses...

Thanks, Roger! I'd be using it with older lenses (e.g. 20cm f4.5) so the thickness would not be a problem. It's a "special project" situation where, if I understand the setup correctly, the 30x...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-22-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 731
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
Worse than a Visoflex?

Is there any reason one could not use an old PLOOT (pre-visoflex mirror reflex housing) on an LTM Bessa body -- on, say, a Bessa L?

I recognize such a setup would probably be maddeningly clumsy...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-23-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 2,599
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
DuctTape may have a point, but I bet I could take...

DuctTape may have a point, but I bet I could take about a bazillion bad shots in Antarctica without anything to show like these. Great stuff and interesting use of the format.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-06-2010
Replies: 71
Views: 6,655
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
I just did it, so almost certainly it's the wrong...

I just did it, so almost certainly it's the wrong time to do it.

Lots of folks out there who wouldn't go the classic M8 because of the framelines, and others who say you can live with them. So far,...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-24-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,342
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
That's sound, rational advice. As much as I've...

That's sound, rational advice. As much as I've enjoyed visoflexdom, to be honest if you're going to carry that around in your bag you may as well carry some kind of SLR. And certainly from a...
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-23-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,165
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
Thanks -- looks to be a great read. Any other...

Thanks -- looks to be a great read. Any other favorites out there? (I've got some long plane rides coming up! May as well get me some learnin.)
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-23-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,165
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
Reading list?

Since this subforum is supposed to be on the technical side... anyone care to recommend a recent or classic text on photographic optics? Physics and mathematical content would not be a deterrent.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-17-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,342
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
Aw, c'mon. Get a Visoflex. All the cool kids...

Aw, c'mon. Get a Visoflex. All the cool kids are doing it. Anyone who doesn't is square. C'mon, it's fun. It feels great. If anyone tells you it's addictive -- don't listen. They're just...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-04-2010
Replies: 83
Views: 7,343
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
I like the original idea... so long as the sensor...

I like the original idea... so long as the sensor is large enough (if we are talking legacy glass) that relatively wide primes are available. Or if not, then the manufacturer makes some.

B&W only...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-24-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 4,917
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
I meant to post back when you first posted these...

I meant to post back when you first posted these -- but wow, what a super gift to all of us. Those photos have been haunting me ever since seeing them. Thank you.

To all on this side of the water,...
Forum: Travel 12-13-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,259
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
Takk! (If I spelled that correctly, it's my...

Takk! (If I spelled that correctly, it's my first electronic word in Norwegian.)

It will be a relief not to have to plan on moving several weeks' worth of undeveloped film back and forth through...
Forum: Travel 12-10-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,259
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
Oslo Infrastructure

My (non-photo) real job looks to send me to Oslo for a couple of moths soon. Any RFFers there care to recommend a photo shop, one that might even sell film (35mm and 120)? How about processing?

In...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-02-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 936
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
I had a similar problem, not with the ZI but a...

I had a similar problem, not with the ZI but a type 2 90mm summicron and a bessa-t. The rationale I heard on the web when I did some digging was that some of the mounts on early bessas were not...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-01-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,100
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
I apologize for my hasty conclusion, and bow in...

I apologize for my hasty conclusion, and bow in reverence to your creative engineering.

Under $40... hmm... that might work even better for Santa. It's not so much the diameter of the chimney this...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-01-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,100
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
LOL yourself... sticks and stones may break my...

LOL yourself... sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.

Do you think that with the way the 400mm Telyt unscrews, Santa could get down the chimney with it?
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-30-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,100
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
Will do, as soon as I can bring one of them...

Will do, as soon as I can bring one of them digital thingys to bear on it.

Though I fear seeing a Viso/SW combo will give me a terminal GAS attack.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-29-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,100
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
visoflex on zm

I searched the forum, and found that Tom A. had used a Viso on his SW... but no specific mention of putting one on and ordinary ZM. Thought I'd share the experience for anyone else contemplating the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-26-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 396
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
visoflex hole

Is it normal for the tripod mount bushing in a Visoflex (Viso III in this case) to penetrate all the way through into the body of the housing, creating a more-or-less permanent light leak if the unit...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-22-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
Thanks -- that's as I suspected (or perhaps...

Thanks -- that's as I suspected (or perhaps worse!).
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-21-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By 1ScrewLoose
90mm macro-elmar on ZI?

This goes in the "why would you want to?" and "of course not" category... but I'm assuming that while the 90mm macro-elmar alone would work just fine on a ZI, if one wanted to use the adapter with...
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