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Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By CameraQuest
Listen to a great Tom A interview !

click here http://goo.gl/TZOpQM

About 40 minutes long, well worth the listening

Enjoy,

Stephen
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 2 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 339
Posted By CameraQuest
nope, there is no such camera SFAIK. The .7 to...

nope, there is no such camera SFAIK. The .7 to .5 focusing range is for scale focusing only, not rangefinder focusing.

Stephen
Forum: Zeiss Contax 5 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By CameraQuest
Source Contax II / III Shutter Ribbons?

Who has a source for Zeiss Contax II / III shutter ribbons ?

Thanks,
Stephen
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 5 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 733
Posted By CameraQuest
Sadly the Leica M240 uses a rebranded and much...

Sadly the Leica M240 uses a rebranded and much higher priced Olympus VF-2 which does not compare well at all with the Sony A7/7r EVF. You would think for what Leica is charging Leica would have...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By CameraQuest
its very unlikely that USPS will not find...

its very unlikely that USPS will not find it.

Stephen
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 141
Views: 5,912
Posted By CameraQuest
Hi Folks, Thanks for your...

Hi Folks,

Thanks for your thoughts.

Unfortunately many of the suggestions are just feasible.

However many are.

Keep'em coming.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 734
Posted By CameraQuest
It would be a big help if everyone took the time...

It would be a big help if everyone took the time to post in the sub forum about their subject matter. Moving posts for members who are not taking the time to think about where their own thread...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 2,170
Posted By CameraQuest
M9 vs M240 meh. what about the BIG Leica...

M9 vs M240 meh.

what about the BIG Leica arguments?

II vs Contax II ?

IIIg vs M3 ?

M3 vs M2 ?
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,689
Posted By CameraQuest
This is just the first of additional cameras...

This is just the first of additional cameras produced to the A7/A7r theme. By the next Photokina the many different choices will be confusing - not only from Sony, but likely all the other digital...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 1 Week Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 2,054
Posted By CameraQuest
HI Simon, By any chance are you able to print...

HI Simon,

By any chance are you able to print them yourself?

I believe prints printed by the photographer are inherently worth more than scans, or professional lab prints.

I would love to see...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 3,335
Posted By CameraQuest
Its only documented for the A7r. Sean has not...

Its only documented for the A7r. Sean has not tested the A7 yet.

The entire issue is also very much a IS THE GLASS HALF FULL OR HALF EMPTY question.

If you view the A7 as a M9/240 replacement poor...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 3,335
Posted By CameraQuest
For me, its the glow I get when looking at new...

For me, its the glow I get when looking at new Leica prices.

Stephen
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 3,335
Posted By CameraQuest
Godfrey, Your M9 obviously needs repair or...

Godfrey,

Your M9 obviously needs repair or adjustment.

None of the posted comparison shots has that LEICA GLOW which Leica Nutz love to brag about.

Please have your M9 serviced and try it...
Forum: RFF News 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 2,001
Posted By CameraQuest
Tapatalk or Forum Runner for Mobile?

We tried Tapatalk a few years back and it did not work well with RFF. However I am willing to give it another try if members think its worth a 2nd look.

Please vote your choice.

Stephen
Forum: RFF News 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 141
Views: 5,912
Posted By CameraQuest
OK Folks, what is Missing? How can we improve RFF ?

OK Folks,

What can I do as an administrator to improve RFF ?
I am open to suggestions.

I am not so much looking for tiny improvements,
as I am for BIG improvements and/or Added Features.

And...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 3,335
Posted By CameraQuest
Hi Dave, Please give more details and...

Hi Dave,

Please give more details and comparisons. Even for those who disagree with your choice, it makes food for thought.

I remember when you were with me and Tony Rose in Wetzler at LHSA when...
Forum: The Business Of Photography 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By CameraQuest
?? What is the relationship between Kickstarter...

??

What is the relationship between Kickstarter and Amazon ?

Stephen
Forum: The Business Of Photography 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By CameraQuest
Kickstarter ? Experiences ?

If you have actually used Kickstarter (or similar sites) for your project or product, please share your experience and thoughts.

Were they good to work with ?

Advantages and disadvantages ?

Was it...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 101
Views: 4,436
Posted By CameraQuest
I too hope Leica has M8/8.2 sensors for years to...

I too hope Leica has M8/8.2 sensors for years to come,

but its strange that I have been hearing the same story from different sources.

Time will tell.

Stephen
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 101
Views: 4,436
Posted By CameraQuest
I don't think any digital camera buyer expects...

I don't think any digital camera buyer expects parts and service to be available "forever."

The upgrade service is a sign of good faith from Leica. I'm looking forward to hearing form people...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 101
Views: 4,436
Posted By CameraQuest
Leica Out of M8 / 8.2 Sensors ??

I've been told unofficially that Leica is out of the M8 / 8.2 sensors and will not be getting more.

Apparently what is being done instead is the Leica importer in that country offering the customer...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By CameraQuest
anyone can have any M seal impression tool made...

anyone can have any M seal impression tool made to order.

Stephen
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 1,039
Posted By CameraQuest
I disagree. I always considered the Leica wide...

I disagree. I always considered the Leica wide angle a dog of a viewfinder design - from the day it was introduced. I happened to be at Solms. Big, Ugly, Clumsy, and very Expensive new.

BTW, the...
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By CameraQuest
So far only one version of the 50/1.1. The...

So far only one version of the 50/1.1.

The newest version of the 50/1.5 M has closer focusing. The sales guy probably confused the 50/1.1 and 50/1.5 lenses.

Stephen
Forum: Digital Epson R-D1 Digital RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 3,287
Posted By CameraQuest
Epson's USA marketing was beyond belief. 3...

Epson's USA marketing was beyond belief.

3 months after the RD was announced in Japan, Epson USA in Long Beach California had not heard of it.

Epson only authorized 3 or 4 Epson RD dealers - among...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,320
Posted By CameraQuest
the Voigtlander 21/1.8 should be great with the...

the Voigtlander 21/1.8 should be great with the M9, M240, A7.
Not sure about the A7r.

Stephen
Forum: Nikon Historical Society -- hosted by Bob Rotoloni 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 36,112
Posted By CameraQuest
The Orions were hand made. Many variations have...

The Orions were hand made. Many variations have been documented. Whether those variations affect mounting which lenses, I am not sure.

Likewise there are probably variations in the 50/1.1 Nikkors,...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 3,655
Posted By CameraQuest
I think if you want to discuss a photographer, it...

I think if you want to discuss a photographer,
it would help if you posted in the correct forum.

Stephen
Forum: Digital Epson R-D1 Digital RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 3,287
Posted By CameraQuest
Epson did an incredible job of designing and...

Epson did an incredible job of designing and producing the camera in partnership with Cosina.

Epson also did an incredible job of destroying any RD-1 commercial success in the marketplace with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 917
Posted By CameraQuest
I have asked at the same time as placing an order...

I have asked at the same time as placing an order for the 125/2.5.
Unfortunately Cosina does not often bring back discontinued lenses.

Best,
Stephen
Forum: Fuji X Interchangeable Lens Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,326
Posted By CameraQuest
treat the infected area with soap/water and...

treat the infected area with soap/water and disinfectant
then follow up with iodine.

the itch will go away.

Stephen
Forum: Nikon Historical Society -- hosted by Bob Rotoloni 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 36,112
Posted By CameraQuest
Amedeo was not making adapters when that pic was...

Amedeo was not making adapters when that pic was taken. I used an original Orion adapter.

Stephen
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 2,171
Posted By CameraQuest
Of course Voigtlander has looked into producing a...

Of course Voigtlander has looked into producing a digital rangefinder. I'm told Mr. Kobayashi does not think he would get his investment back due to the short life cycles of digital sensors.

If...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,587
Posted By CameraQuest
Please give us the price quote you got, and from...

Please give us the price quote you got, and from where.

Others will eventually need to replace their sensors too.

Stephen
Forum: RFF News 03-11-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,662
Posted By CameraQuest
Rental Darkrooms - Where Are They ?

We received the following PR annoucement on a new Rental Darkoom in Irvine California. It made me wonder who else is offering Rental Darkrooms.

> Subject: Community Darkroom - City of Irvine,...
Forum: The Business Of Photography 03-06-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By CameraQuest
Getty Gives Free use for 35 Million Pics

To combat Copyright Piracy, Getty is making the use of 35 million of its images Free with embedded links back to the Getty site

see http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-26463886

Stephen
Forum: The Business Of Photography 03-04-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By CameraQuest
The Rights of those Photographed - Non Authorized or Compensated Ad

If being photographed for an arrest mug shot is not enough, imagine that mug shot being used in a well known ad which you did not authorize and are not paid for.

As photographers we are often...
Forum: RFF News 02-27-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 7,695
Posted By CameraQuest
to give credit where credit is due, without the...

to give credit where credit is due,
without the mods,
RFF would not exist.

Their efforts to make RFF a nice place to visit make all the difference!

Stephen
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By CameraQuest
GAS for this? no thanks. ANY DIGITAL...

GAS for this? no thanks.

ANY DIGITAL COMMEMORATIVE camera is a loser financially because
you are paying a premium for it
that you will loose your butt on once its sensor becomes outdated.
...
Forum: RFF News 02-26-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 7,695
Posted By CameraQuest
Many Thanks to all! Had I understood all that...

Many Thanks to all!

Had I understood all that was involved, I would have ran the other way screaming in terror incoherently into the black night when Jorge approached me about buying RFF.

The...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 02-19-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 2,752
Posted By CameraQuest
Just like the Midland Leicas, the Solms marked...

Just like the Midland Leicas,
the Solms marked Leicas will eventually be considered collectible.

Stephen
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 02-15-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By CameraQuest
its interesting that Cosina is using the close up...

its interesting that Cosina is using the close up VM to NEX adapter as a focusing helical -

for the proposed 40/2.8
but also for internal mount 50mm Nikon RF and Contax RF lenses (by adding the...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society -- hosted by Bob Rotoloni 02-14-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 755
Posted By CameraQuest
Fans of Hitchcock's Vertigo

For those NHS members who are fans of the movie Vertigo,

Kim Novak's character Judy's hotel is just a few blocks away from the convention location, now re-named Hotel Vertigo.

The best book I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-14-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 2,072
Posted By CameraQuest
is your jaded viewpoint really about...

is your jaded viewpoint really about photography?
or about your life ?

Stephen
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 02-09-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,015
Posted By CameraQuest
Viewpoint: In this world but not of this world"

It strikes me that a photogs work, or at least my own pics, are better if I take a viewpoint outside of the subject matter.
That allows me not to get caught up in "what I know" and look with new...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-09-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,150
Posted By CameraQuest
good coverage joe, and quite unusually good pr...

good coverage joe,
and quite unusually good pr for a farmer's market site

don't get fat overeating on all those free veggies !

Stephen
Forum: Nikon Historical Society -- hosted by Bob Rotoloni 02-08-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 755
Posted By CameraQuest
I'll be there. Should be good. Stephen

I'll be there.

Should be good.

Stephen
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-05-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By CameraQuest
no wow. its incomplete without the original rear...

no wow.
its incomplete
without the original rear lens cap
which had a special accessory shoe
to hold
the ultra ultra rare 50mm bright line Nikon viewfinder
which was included
with the LTM 50/1.1...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 02-04-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By CameraQuest
I have Nikon and OM to M240 adapters in...

I have Nikon and OM to M240 adapters in stock
http://shop.cameraquest.com/rayqual-slr-to-leica-m-lens-adapters/
and can order most any other mount you want.

Stephen
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-01-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,449
Posted By CameraQuest
you have nothing to worry about. Don does a...

you have nothing to worry about.

Don does a great job, but can be slow to reply to emails.

Call him.

Stephen
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