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Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-01-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,800
Posted By archeophoto
I'm in the same situation you are. I had a shoot...

I'm in the same situation you are. I had a shoot with the X100T the other day. This is "issue" is a bit of a change from the X100. But I think it's a matter of what you are used to. But I agree this...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 11-29-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,181
Posted By archeophoto
I use the manual focus on the X100 mainly for...

I use the manual focus on the X100 mainly for street shooting, using hyperfocal distance. You have to be careful, as the X100 calculates its hyperfocal distance very conservatively. If you are...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 11-29-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 7,887
Posted By archeophoto
Yes and no. The T provides subtle upgrades in...

Yes and no. The T provides subtle upgrades in handling which are quite nice. I really like the split screen manual focus aid that you can mirror into the optical viewfinder. It's a true rangefinder...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 11-15-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 8,191
Posted By archeophoto
My original X100 must be special then. After...

My original X100 must be special then. After thousands of shots (Including money shots) I just don't see it. But then I didn't have the sticky aperture problem either.

And if it's discussed on a lot...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 11-07-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 8,191
Posted By archeophoto
Yup, I know. The worst you have EVER seen....

Yup, I know. The worst you have EVER seen. Amazing that people can shoot with it at all :rolleyes: Nothing divides the community on this forum like the X100, doesn't it?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 11-06-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 8,191
Posted By archeophoto
It was not supposed to be a rude comment. But...

It was not supposed to be a rude comment. But sometimes the truth hurts, I'm sorry. When I did my apprenticeship as a photographer 25 years ago (in Germany btw) my mentor told me the first rule of...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 11-05-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 8,191
Posted By archeophoto
Well, I was just looking at your Exif info in...

Well, I was just looking at your Exif info in your files. One is a 15 second exposure, the other 7 seconds. If I look at the images, I think your bright light sources are just out of the frame. With...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 11-05-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 8,191
Posted By archeophoto
Every lens flares if you try hard enough. But the...

Every lens flares if you try hard enough. But the examples you provided are extreme. I wonder if there is something wrong with your sample.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 11-05-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 8,191
Posted By archeophoto
I can't say that for the original X100. I have...

I can't say that for the original X100. I have done hundreds of night shots with the X100 and I have never seen this behavior. From ISO3200 and upwards there is a bit of blooming around bright...
Forum: RFF News 10-14-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 9,004
Posted By archeophoto
"What are the best alternatives to Paypal that...

"What are the best alternatives to Paypal that offer both seller and buyer SANE protection both ways?"

What is SANE protection? Is there such a thing? It's in the nature of things that what suits...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-28-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By archeophoto
M9 shutter rating?

Hi,

I'm looking at a locally advertised M9 in nice shape. The seller says the shutter was replaced by Leica around 7000 clicks and the new one has only around 500 photos taken.
I checked around for...
Forum: Film vs Digital 09-28-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,791
Posted By archeophoto
Everything fails eventually. If the cost of the...

Everything fails eventually. If the cost of the repair is more then a replacement, that's it.

I worked for a national camera retailer for awhile. Manufacturers don't even repair the cameras anymore...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-28-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 7,047
Posted By archeophoto
Will, yes I think the "split rangefinder thing"...

Will, yes I think the "split rangefinder thing" is similar.
But I will not educate you on it. You have to do that yourself. With well over 8000 posts on this forum, I assume you are mildly...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-27-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 7,047
Posted By archeophoto
To me it is. You have to keep in mind that the...

To me it is. You have to keep in mind that the digital rangefinder is implemented in addition to a pretty good AF system, others can't even dream of. Such a combination of optical viewfinder, AF and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-27-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 7,047
Posted By archeophoto
Sigh. No that's not it. You can mirror in the...

Sigh. No that's not it. You can mirror in the digital split screen rangefinder of the X100S.

It's funny that the most people with negative opinions on here seem to have never even touched a X100(S)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-26-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 7,047
Posted By archeophoto
And yet, a Barnack is considered a Rangefinder by...

And yet, a Barnack is considered a Rangefinder by pretty much everybody on here. The Fuji is not and it is cramped on this site in a subforum under "non rangefinder cameras" along with Holgas and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-26-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 7,047
Posted By archeophoto
Now the Viewfinder has to be used as a...

Now the Viewfinder has to be used as a "rangefinder". Interesting. So by your definition Barnack Leicas are no Rangefinders.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-26-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 7,047
Posted By archeophoto
Thank you! This is exactly what I think. The real...

Thank you! This is exactly what I think. The real innovations are being pushed to some niche subforums on here. Sad.
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 09-26-2014
Replies: 253
Views: 17,703
Posted By archeophoto
I think in the next edition they should leave...

I think in the next edition they should leave away the lightmeter for an additional $2000. And for another $1500 you can have a stylish Sunny 16 table on the top in brushed titanium a la carte: The...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-25-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 7,047
Posted By archeophoto
A lot of people disagree with you on the X100,...

A lot of people disagree with you on the X100, but that's not what my question was. What is a "true rangefinder camera" for you?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-25-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 7,047
Posted By archeophoto
Cameras are my hobby, that's why I care. The...

Cameras are my hobby, that's why I care.
The people who operate this forum seem to care. There are different forum sections and under "Digital rangefinder Cameras" are only two camera makers.
I find...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-25-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 7,047
Posted By archeophoto
I think it's an interesting question. So why...

I think it's an interesting question. So why don't you consider it a rangefinder?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-25-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 7,047
Posted By archeophoto
Fuji X100T - Rangefinder or not?

Hi all,

The new digital Rangefinder function mirrored in the optical viewfinder of the Fuji X100T gives the camera pretty much full manual focus rangefinder capabilities.

So is the X100T considered...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-17-2013
Replies: 90
Views: 12,201
Posted By archeophoto
You can say that about any camera manufacturer....

You can say that about any camera manufacturer. There is nothing wrong with Pentax products for example.
But you said "Sony is the only company right now that is actually taking any chances and...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-17-2013
Replies: 90
Views: 12,201
Posted By archeophoto
uhh, I want to challenge you on that. Where do...

uhh, I want to challenge you on that. Where do you see the innovation in the Sony cameras? Full frame in a small camera body? Leica done it years ago with the M9. The difference is that Leica...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-16-2013
Replies: 90
Views: 12,201
Posted By archeophoto
Rather then a FF X100, I would prefer one with a...

Rather then a FF X100, I would prefer one with a f1.4 or better with a f1.2 lens.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-08-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 4,689
Posted By archeophoto
They do! It's called the Fuji X100s.

They do! It's called the Fuji X100s.
Forum: Travel 09-19-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 945
Posted By archeophoto
Actually my wife and I are flying to Quito next...

Actually my wife and I are flying to Quito next Saturday the 21st. We are going to the Galapagos Islands for a week and have two weeks left to travel around in Ecuador. Cuenca is actually on my list...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-15-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 3,587
Posted By archeophoto
If your work environment is so bad that you can't...

If your work environment is so bad that you can't use a Nikon FM2, the camera of choice for many severe weather environments, then I would suggest looking into a Nikonos II or III.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-10-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 565
Posted By archeophoto
The Rolleikin is very nice to have and easy to...

The Rolleikin is very nice to have and easy to install. Be careful that you buy a complete kit, most of the time the frame counter is missing. Complete kits can be a bit pricier. Also there are two...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-08-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 4,956
Posted By archeophoto
Actually that's a good idea. I think I take...

Actually that's a good idea. I think I take photos of all my cameras now. Maybe I even post it in the gallery...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-08-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 4,956
Posted By archeophoto
Not every photo has to be art. The worst art is...

Not every photo has to be art. The worst art is the one the artist has to explain and talk up with big words.
Some people post bad snapshots of their kids eating breakfast in their galleries and then...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-31-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 5,862
Posted By archeophoto
Well, all the Nikon full frame DSLRs are...

Well, all the Nikon full frame DSLRs are exellent. I sold my D700 for a Fuji X-Pro1. Biggest mistake I ever made! Back to a D600 and I'm happy again...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-27-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 2,752
Posted By archeophoto
Loved my Hasselblad, but had to sell it recently...

Loved my Hasselblad, but had to sell it recently :( I had it with me on a great trip to Peru and it returned great images.
I sold it because I use my Rolleis more. But the versatility of the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-23-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 4,347
Posted By archeophoto
For me it wouldn't make sense to take 4 35mm...

For me it wouldn't make sense to take 4 35mm cameras. The Rollei and the Leicas do essentially the same thing. I never travel without a medium format camera. Mostly a Rolleiflex or 'Cord. If this is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 4,428
Posted By archeophoto
Your post made me laugh! I picture the typical...

Your post made me laugh! I picture the typical iPad photographer in front of me holding a 8x10 sized tablet in front of his/her face, trying hard to see anything on the screen in the sun and I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 4,428
Posted By archeophoto
This is much more typical then you think. And...

This is much more typical then you think.

And the more I age the more I'm glad that memories of my family are preserved in prints and negatives.

If it's only a few photos that really matter, I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 4,428
Posted By archeophoto
And this is exactly were smartphones fail...

And this is exactly were smartphones fail miserably. Most of those moments/memories/snapshots will die with the smartphone one or two years after the picture was taken.
Have you ever seen an ad on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 4,428
Posted By archeophoto
Camera sales are dropping because everybody...

Camera sales are dropping because everybody already has a camera that works perfectly fine. Not everybody is a gadget crazed fanboy (or girl) that runs out and buys the latest and greatest every...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-26-2013
Replies: 78
Views: 3,828
Posted By archeophoto
In my experience people that take great photos...

In my experience people that take great photos with a point and shoot do so because they use a point and shoot.
Also - and I apologize if that sounds rude, I mean no offense - if somebody is not...
Forum: Travel 07-24-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 849
Posted By archeophoto
Thanks jj_birder. Very nice photos, also on your...

Thanks jj_birder. Very nice photos, also on your Flickr account. Did you book your boat to the Galapagos Islands from abroad or when you were there?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-21-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,088
Posted By archeophoto
Hi Dan, I have my Va right in front of me. But I...

Hi Dan,
I have my Va right in front of me. But I can't replicate what you are describing. The double exposure lever is not influenced by the shutter release knob. At least not on my camera. It sounds...
Forum: Travel 07-20-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 849
Posted By archeophoto
Going to Ecuador in the fall - tips?

My wife and I are going to Ecuador for three weeks in the fall. We plan about a week for the Galapagos Islands and then we have two weeks on the mainland. We are not rich and the Galapagos Islands...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-28-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 2,866
Posted By archeophoto
Very nice! In times were we can see a gazillion...

Very nice! In times were we can see a gazillion boring images of safaris from just as many tourists, your black and white images really stand out. Well done. My wife and I are planning to go to the...
Forum: Fuji X-Pro Series 06-26-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1,062
Posted By archeophoto
Never mind. I think I just found my answer. The...

Never mind. I think I just found my answer. The eyepiece from from my Nikon FM2 fits exactly. So I bet the Nikon DK-3 eyecup for the FM2 will work.
Forum: Fuji X-Pro Series 06-26-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1,062
Posted By archeophoto
Eyecup for the X-pro 1?

Does anybody know if there is an eyecup available for the X-Pro1?

Thanks!
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-15-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,216
Posted By archeophoto
Thanks! That helps!

Thanks! That helps!
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-15-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,216
Posted By archeophoto
Leaving feedback for buyers?

By the life of me I can't figure out how to leave feedback for a buyer from a for sale ad here on the forum.
I'm sure it's easy, but I need a pointer, please.

Thanks!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-14-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 6,063
Posted By archeophoto
My Entry #2: Sorry, I don't have a receipt as I...

My Entry #2:
Sorry, I don't have a receipt as I found it on the local fleamarket for $30 a few weeks back. It's a Super Ricohflex. Focus was totally stuck when I bought it, but after a bit of work,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-11-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 6,063
Posted By archeophoto
Here my first entry: Petri Color Corrected Super...

Here my first entry:
Petri Color Corrected Super 2.8. This one has a simple 5 speed shutter and works perfectly. Lens is nice. It was a bit dirty when I got it, but it cleaned up nicely. Cost $20 +...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-01-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 6,063
Posted By archeophoto
Absolutely. But it would be nice if there would...

Absolutely. But it would be nice if there would be some sort of receipt. Ebay was just a suggestion so we all have a level playing field :)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-26-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,277
Posted By archeophoto
Keep checking Ebay as well. I bought a fantastic...

Keep checking Ebay as well. I bought a fantastic user 3.5F with a Xenotar a few weeks back for $495.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-23-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By archeophoto
As much as I love Rolleis, I think if you are...

As much as I love Rolleis, I think if you are looking for a wide angle or Tele TLR, there is nothing more cost effective then a Mamiya C220 or C330.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-22-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 8,440
Posted By archeophoto
LOL! Sure you can play. At least you have...

LOL! Sure you can play. At least you have proof...
Post it in the new thread so we can all enjoy it.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-22-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 8,440
Posted By archeophoto
Hi all, I just posted the new thread. Please...

Hi all,

I just posted the new thread. Please post all your entries there:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=133000

I'm really looking forward to see what treasures we dug...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-22-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 6,063
Posted By archeophoto
The $40 Challenge - The Contenders

Hi again everybody,

So here is the promised thread about our $40 (everything included) camera challenge contenders. In this thread we can all post our acquisitions. In order to make it fun, post a...
Forum: Off Topic 05-21-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 2,449
Posted By archeophoto
Yup, that's not any different then buying from...

Yup, that's not any different then buying from any other retail store. Return policies is what we all created. We are all consumers and we all returned something at some point in time.

It's just if...
Forum: Off Topic 05-20-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 2,449
Posted By archeophoto
Exactly! And that's why I don't understand the...

Exactly! And that's why I don't understand the "Ebay bashing" that's common on forums especially among buyers. For buyers Ebay is probably one of the best places to buy. There is hardly any risk.
For...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-20-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,392
Posted By archeophoto
Harry Fleenor is considered one of the best...

Harry Fleenor is considered one of the best Rollei Repairman. But he is is also slow and wait times for many months have been reported.
As for a Maxwell screen installation in a 3.5F: This is very...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-16-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 8,440
Posted By archeophoto
Well, my camera is on the way. Might take a few...

Well, my camera is on the way. Might take a few days as it has to cross the border. Man, I hope it works...
I will start a new thread next week were we can all post our entries.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-12-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 742
Posted By archeophoto
Sigma 10-20 on XPro-1?

Has anybody used the Sigma 10-20 wide angle zoom on the XPro-1?

I had the Sigma years ago for my Nikon D300 and found it to be a decent lens. But I sold it with the D300 and now I wonder how it...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-12-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 8,440
Posted By archeophoto
Cool! Here is my plan: In about two weeks from...

Cool! Here is my plan: In about two weeks from now I will start a new thread were we can all post our bargain cameras, the "proof of purchase" and a photo taken with it. After that we can create a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-12-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 8,440
Posted By archeophoto
In theory yes. But it's hard to proof. And if you...

In theory yes. But it's hard to proof. And if you can't proof how much you paid, you can only compete "in spirit".

Remember this "contest" is supposed to be just for fun. There is no price to win...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-11-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 8,440
Posted By archeophoto
Yeah, but's that autofocus and therefore can only...

Yeah, but's that autofocus and therefore can only compete "in spirit" ;)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-10-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 8,440
Posted By archeophoto
If you need to buy batteries to take a photo, yes...

If you need to buy batteries to take a photo, yes you would have to add that to the $40 budget :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-10-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 8,440
Posted By archeophoto
Sorry, no autofocus! That would be too easy.

Sorry, no autofocus! That would be too easy.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-10-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 8,440
Posted By archeophoto
Hmmmm. Sure, local Ebay is fine. I think we...

Hmmmm. Sure, local Ebay is fine. I think we should base the value on the equivalent of US$40 so we all have roughly the same idea. So if you are in Great Britain you could only spend around...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-10-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 8,440
Posted By archeophoto
as long as you can proof the purchase price...

as long as you can proof the purchase price including shipping, sure :) Otherwise, you have to join "in spirit".
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-10-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 8,440
Posted By archeophoto
The camera does not have to be new of course

The camera does not have to be new of course
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-10-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 8,440
Posted By archeophoto
The $40 challenge - anybody interested?

So I found $40 in the pocket of my pants and I got an idea.
Is it possible to buy a decent camera on the big auction site with everything included (shipping, taxes, duty etc.)?

Here are the rules...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-06-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 837
Posted By archeophoto
Those are scans from negs. Epson V750 scanner....

Those are scans from negs. Epson V750 scanner. The film is Kodak TMax 400.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-05-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 837
Posted By archeophoto
Calgary Entertainment Expo with a Rolleiflex

I recently had a lot of fun at the Calgary Entertainment and Comic Expo. It's three days of celebrities, geekyness and nerds. This year I brought my Rolleiflex 2.8C and a X-Pro 1. Here are some shots...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-02-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,724
Posted By archeophoto
Even more reason to learn how to work on them...

Even more reason to learn how to work on them yourself. It's fun to learn new skills. Start with a Rolleicord and work your way up.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-26-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 806
Posted By archeophoto
I wouldn't bother buying bay II flters. Get...

I wouldn't bother buying bay II flters. Get yourself a filter adapter to a popular filter size (I have bay I, II and III to 52mm) and safe yourself some money. For 52mm older Polarizers etc. are...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-12-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,826
Posted By archeophoto
I think you should start out with a...

I think you should start out with a photography/camera course first and learn about photography. This is the only future proof investment in photography you will ever make. Maybe get yourself a used...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 04-01-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,347
Posted By archeophoto
I was not a big fan of the folding Vitessa....

I was not a big fan of the folding Vitessa. Although the Ultron lens was nice, I found the camera big, the viewfinder was small and the plunger attracted a lot of unwanted attention.
The Zeiss...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-24-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,560
Posted By archeophoto
Absolutely! Can't beat medium format. Great shots...

Absolutely! Can't beat medium format. Great shots of those bikes. Here are mine from a auto show last weekend with a Rolleiflex 2.8C, Kodak TMax...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-19-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,840
Posted By archeophoto
Brilliant! What Rollei?

Brilliant! What Rollei?
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-15-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 3,293
Posted By archeophoto
+1 for the Zeiss Nettar. I bought a 6x6 Nettar...

+1 for the Zeiss Nettar. I bought a 6x6 Nettar with Novar lens for $10 on Ebay. Stopped down the Novar lens is every bit as sharp as a Tessar. Wonderful camera! If you are on a budget, you can't do...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-14-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,341
Posted By archeophoto
Fixed lens SLRs?

What fixed lens SLRs do you know?
I only know the Zeiss Contaflex I. It had a fixed 45mm 2.8 Tessar. I like that it is a very compact SLR.

Are there any others like this?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-10-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 11,083
Posted By archeophoto
You have to know if you need the extra stop or...

You have to know if you need the extra stop or not. Most people don't. The only real difference is DOF. Like Balto said, if you do a lot of portraits, then it's worth it. I find that the additional...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-04-2013
Replies: 565
Views: 58,355
Posted By archeophoto
- Rolleicord III for $9.95 on Ebay (that thing...

- Rolleicord III for $9.95 on Ebay (that thing works like a charm after a CLA)
- Nikkormat and Nikon 50mm 1.4 Ais for $15 at a fleamarket
- Zeiss Ikonta with Novar lens - $3.50 on Ebay (was listed as...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-03-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 345
Posted By archeophoto
Service for a Mamiya 35?

Does anybody know who services a Mamiya 35 with a Seikosha-MX shutter?
The shutter is completely unknown to me and I don't want to ruin it trying to fix it myself.
The camera is in really nice shape...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-23-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 4,819
Posted By archeophoto
I take one of my Rolleis on many trips. TLRs are...

I take one of my Rolleis on many trips. TLRs are fantastic for landscapes. Here some samples:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/archeophoto/sets/72157627762362540/
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-18-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 914
Posted By archeophoto
I would take the counter off and soak it...

I would take the counter off and soak it overnight in Lighter fluid. Try to move the gears while it is submerged in the lighter fluid. The counter is responsible for stopping the movement. Could be...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-18-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 914
Posted By archeophoto
Does the counter flip back to "0" when you open...

Does the counter flip back to "0" when you open the door?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-17-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 2,079
Posted By archeophoto
No, it doesn't. Just the two indications with the...

No, it doesn't. Just the two indications with the lens and the logo that I mentioned in my original post. Also the serial number is within the range of the Polizei Rolleicords. There is some...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-16-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 5,704
Posted By archeophoto
I think that the original Rollei ground glass...

I think that the original Rollei ground glass screens have a bad reputation because people dismiss them to quickly. Yes they are on the dim side, but I find nothing pops into focus better. Brightness...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-16-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 2,079
Posted By archeophoto
Nice find - 1939 Rolleicord Polizei

Maybe somebody here also collects Rollei TLRs and appreciates this.

I made a nice Ebay find. I collect Rolleicord cameras and found a 1939 Rolleicord 1a Model 3 made specifically for the German...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-16-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 3,941
Posted By archeophoto
Hi Kuzano, what makes you say the Perkeo with...

Hi Kuzano,

what makes you say the Perkeo with the Color Skopar is unique? The Perkeo I came with either Vaskar or Color Skopar lenses. The Skopar version is just not as common but can be found quite...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-10-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,262
Posted By archeophoto
The problem with threads like this is that the...

The problem with threads like this is that the original poster usually has no interest in cameras. They think they have this unbelievable treasure as they heard Leica cameras are expensive. They do...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 02-07-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 4,956
Posted By archeophoto
The Minox is a special sort of camera. As soon as...

The Minox is a special sort of camera. As soon as you stop thinking about it and its quirks, it's turning into a fantastic picture taker. It's probably the most underrated and misunderstood camera....
Forum: Off Topic 02-01-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 371
Posted By archeophoto
Suzuki LJ 80. What a blast that would have been...

Suzuki LJ 80. What a blast that would have been...
Forum: Off Topic 02-01-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 1,391
Posted By archeophoto
Land Rover Series III 1971. Never been stranded...

Land Rover Series III 1971. Never been stranded so often. Nothing ever works 100% on any Land Rover at any time. Ever.
But I had a love-hate relationship owning it and it was a vehicle I sold for a...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-20-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,954
Posted By archeophoto
Thanks for this. Maybe I will look into the 15mm...

Thanks for this. Maybe I will look into the 15mm instead. Much nicer price as well...

Do you know if it would be possible to correct for the distortion in camera if the Fuji M-adapter was used?
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-20-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,954
Posted By archeophoto
Fuji M-Mount adapter and LTM lenses

Hi all,
I have a question about the Fuji M mount adapter. I have a some LTM lenses that I use with my Leicas as well as an M mount adapter I still have from when I had my M4.
I'm was planning the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-08-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,371
Posted By archeophoto
The viewscreen on the 'Cord is an easy...

The viewscreen on the 'Cord is an easy fix.

http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-175.html
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-08-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,371
Posted By archeophoto
I would go with the Rolleicord. Much easier to...

I would go with the Rolleicord. Much easier to service overall. I don't find the compur shutter difficult to service at all. With old girls like this, you have to take that into account. The film...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-06-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 14,432
Posted By archeophoto
Here is my Rollei family. Taken by a...

Here is my Rollei family. Taken by a Rollei.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8008/7488098162_71c3744716_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/archeophoto/7488098162/)
Some Rolleis taken with a Rollei...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-06-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,622
Posted By archeophoto
Ah, yes I forgot the scanner. I scanned the...

Ah, yes I forgot the scanner. I scanned the negatives with an Epson V750, 2400 dpi (I think) I applied only minimal corrections, like removed huge dust...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-06-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,622
Posted By archeophoto
Rolleiflex Rolleicord "shootout"

I few months back I did a little experiment with two of my Rolleis.

I wanted to know if the Xenotar on the Rolleiflex and the Xenar on the 'Cord have noticeable dfferences. Now keep in mind this is...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-30-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 5,456
Posted By archeophoto
Fuji 18-55 OIS lens experience on a X-Pro 1

Hi all,

a few days ago I bought a X-Pro 1 kit with the 35mm 1.4 lens and the new 18-55mm OIS lens.
I kinda waited for the 18-55 lens to come out as I think it would make a great travel setup with...
Forum: RFF News 12-26-2012
Replies: 129
Views: 21,586
Posted By archeophoto
So we are both right. Let's open a beer! And...

So we are both right. Let's open a beer!

And how do you know a photo is taken with a camera within those limitations? Exif info if digital? The word of the photographer if film?
Forum: RFF News 12-26-2012
Replies: 129
Views: 21,586
Posted By archeophoto
I'm not complaining. I'm voicing an opinion and...

I'm not complaining. I'm voicing an opinion and input for Steven's great idea.
Read the rules again. It's not limited to bodies which can use the lens, it's limited to rangefinders.
I really...
Forum: RFF News 12-25-2012
Replies: 129
Views: 21,586
Posted By archeophoto
I think it's pointless to limit a photo contest...

I think it's pointless to limit a photo contest to a certain type of camera used. How would someone know if I took a photo with a Leica M4, a Nikon FM2, a Rolleiflex or a Konica II? Scanned images...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-28-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 682
Posted By archeophoto
Proposed Zoom lens

Hi all,
Does anybody have an idea how the proposed Zoom lens would work with the optical viewfinder? Will there be a stepless frame mirrored in the OVF? Or will the lens have click stops? Or will it...
Forum: Fuji X-Pro Series 07-22-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,388
Posted By archeophoto
X-Pro1 shutter noise

Hi all,
I'm wondering how loud the shutter is on the X-Pro 1. Let's say compared to a Leica III or M.
I have a X100, love it. I understand the shutter on the X-Pro1 can't be as silent compared to the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-18-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,286
Posted By archeophoto
It obviously does not affect your images, so I...

It obviously does not affect your images, so I would not worry about it. People pay WAYYYYYY to much attention to cleaning and coating marks, dust and scratches. That's good for us that actually USE...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-15-2012
Replies: 1,863
Views: 411,032
Posted By archeophoto
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7104/7275468142_3f04...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7104/7275468142_3f042044dc_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/archeophoto/7275468142/)
Grand Canyon with a Rolleiflex 2...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-15-2012
Replies: 1,863
Views: 411,032
Posted By archeophoto
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6152/6187591728_5f6c...

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6152/6187591728_5f6cba20b5_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/archeophoto/6187591728/)
Johnston Canyon 11 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/archeophoto/6187591728/) by...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-13-2012
Replies: 1,863
Views: 411,032
Posted By archeophoto
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7213/7158339617_c8ec...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7213/7158339617_c8ecb59752_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/archeophoto/7158339617/)
Columbia Icefields Parkway (http://www.flickr.com/photos/archeophoto/7158339617/)...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-13-2012
Replies: 1,863
Views: 411,032
Posted By archeophoto
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7233/7306373114_ec82...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7233/7306373114_ec823c68b2_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/archeophoto/7306373114/)
Emerald Lake, Alberta (http://www.flickr.com/photos/archeophoto/7306373114/) by...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-06-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 6,304
Posted By archeophoto
Acidic_Lemon: I think the pictures speak for...

Acidic_Lemon: I think the pictures speak for themselves. Excellent. Congrats! This camera has a lot of character and sometimes that's what it is all about. Good luck with it!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-29-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,414
Posted By archeophoto
The only filter I use is a polarizer. I bought a...

The only filter I use is a polarizer. I bought a 52mm adapter and an older Nikon linear polarizer. It's a bit of a pain to check the polarization on the viewing lens first and then switch to the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-29-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 6,304
Posted By archeophoto
I bet it will come right back to life when you...

I bet it will come right back to life when you take a few photos. Overall you got a good deal for $299. I would say it doesn't need much to make it nice(r). Now you have to decide if you leave it the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-22-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 6,304
Posted By archeophoto
I would not be surprised if it works perfectly. I...

I would not be surprised if it works perfectly. I bought quite a few clunkers on ebay and sometimes the worst looking ones work the best :)
It looks like the taking lens is in very nice shape, and...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 05-21-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1,262
Posted By archeophoto
Welta Weltini with Elmar?

I'm a big Welta fan. I have two Weltini IIs, one with a Xenon lens, one with a Xenar. Both are really nice shooters.
Now I have an opportunity to buy one with a Leitz Elmar for about $500 and I don't...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-19-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 6,304
Posted By archeophoto
Do you think a few films went through this one?

Wow! Now that 3.5F is well used. Look at the film roller. I wonder how many films it takes to brass a film...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-02-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,557
Posted By archeophoto
Good for you! When you install it, double check...

Good for you! When you install it, double check that the focus is still on. The one I ordered from redleica dropped in and the focus was spot on, so you should be ok.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-02-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,557
Posted By archeophoto
Rick Oleson's screens are a good...

Rick Oleson's screens are a good deal:
http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-175.html

Also the redleica screens are ok. I have one in a Va and it works...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-02-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,557
Posted By archeophoto
KoNickon: You probably think about loading the...

KoNickon:
You probably think about loading the older Rolleicords with the red window. The newer 'Cords are as simple as can be: Put the film in, line up the arrows on the film with the red dot, close...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-02-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,557
Posted By archeophoto
Congrats to your new Rolleicord! Excellent...

Congrats to your new Rolleicord! Excellent choice.

I'm one of those who prefer the 'Cords to the 'Flexes. In fact I will sell my 2.8C soon because I just use my Cord Vb more often. I love the...
Forum: Fuji X-Pro Series 02-12-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 4,864
Posted By archeophoto
I think it's because the critics and nay-sayers...

I think it's because the critics and nay-sayers are much more quiet this time around.
Forum: Fuji X-Pro Series 01-28-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 14,083
Posted By archeophoto
Yes I can put your mind at rest. The X100 is a...

Yes I can put your mind at rest. The X100 is a fantastic camera, the autofocus works just fine. Even in low light. Have a look at my Las Vegas photos on Flickr, light doesn't get lower than...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-08-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 7,745
Posted By archeophoto
I don't know how people can say film loading is...

I don't know how people can say film loading is easier in a 'Flex. I find it ten times harder in the field to fiddle the film through those little rollers compared to the easy arrow matching in the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-08-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 4,382
Posted By archeophoto
Some of the most famous and memorable photos ever...

Some of the most famous and memorable photos ever taken are actually quite unsharp.

I didn't want to "bash" the OP. I just wanted to point out that many people seem to over-emphasize the importance...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-04-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 4,382
Posted By archeophoto
How do you define "sharp"? How do you even...

How do you define "sharp"? How do you even "measure" it? There are so many factors that can define a photo's sharpness. Unless you have a laboratory setup and shoot test charts it's almost impossible...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-20-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,356
Posted By archeophoto
I think it was about 8am in the morning. And...

I think it was about 8am in the morning. And freezing cold :)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-20-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,356
Posted By archeophoto
Bryce Canyon and a Rolleiflex

Man, what a place! Met a fellow film shooter that day with a Pentax 67. We both agreed, this place deserves some film!
All photos taken with a Rolleiflex 2.8C. Color photos are Kodak Ektar 100, B&W...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 11-15-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,254
Posted By archeophoto
I'm a convert...

I have to say I was very skeptical about the X100. All that hype, the relatively high price, the hybrid viewfinder. All very suspicious!
Then I saw an ad in a local "for sale list". $800 for a used...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-10-2011
Replies: 56
Views: 21,690
Posted By archeophoto
The Yashica's don't have interchangeable lenses....

The Yashica's don't have interchangeable lenses. There are sets of wide and tele lenses availlable to ADD ON, but the quality is not very good. If yo want interchangable lenses you have to look into...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-06-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,561
Posted By archeophoto
The 2.8C came with the 35mm counter from the...

The 2.8C came with the 35mm counter from the factory. This is indeed normal.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-16-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 4,020
Posted By archeophoto
Fixed lens rangefinders with 35mm lens?

Hi everybody,

are there any vintage rangefinder cameras with a 35mm lens? I have a Olympus wide but it's a scale focus.
I also heard that Mamiya made a wide model with a 35mm and rangefinder.

Any...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-26-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,042
Posted By archeophoto
It's in English actually.

It's in English actually.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-26-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,042
Posted By archeophoto
Yes I think those characters where engraved in...

Yes I think those characters where engraved in the factory as well. They match the "Deutsches Fabrikat" engravings 100%. It makes sense if the camera was intended for the Chinese market.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-24-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,042
Posted By archeophoto
Here some photos of the camera and the Chinese...

Here some photos of the camera and the Chinese markings. Thanks joho35mm and furcafe for the great info so far.

Cheers!
Herb
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-24-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,042
Posted By archeophoto
This is excellent information, thanks so much!...

This is excellent information, thanks so much! After work I will try to take a photo of the markings and post them here.

Greetings
Herb
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-23-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,042
Posted By archeophoto
Rolleicord for Chinese market?

Hi all,
I bought a Rolleicord from 1937 on the 'Bay for $50. I just got it and it's in really nice shape. I think after cleaning and a shutter CLA that will be a very nice picture taker. One thing I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-19-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 4,995
Posted By archeophoto
I would take a Canon G12. That thing costs $500,...

I would take a Canon G12. That thing costs $500, takes great photos, has a flexible lens that's good troughout the range and you have the possibility to shoot videos. It's much quieter then any...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-08-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,573
Posted By archeophoto
Voigtlander Vitomatic (Ultron) anyone?

Hi all,
I have a Voigtlander Vito B and love the form factor and built quality. But the f3.5 Skopar lens must be one of the most flare prone lenses I have ever seen.
I'm thinking about getting a...
Forum: Film vs Digital 07-26-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 2,459
Posted By archeophoto
No I'm sorry he is not correct. If he wants to do...

No I'm sorry he is not correct. If he wants to do the comparison as he intended he has to compare a used M8 with a used M6. Then the whole calculation changes dramatically.
It's very difficult to...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-25-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,438
Posted By archeophoto
I had absolutely zero (meaning none whatsoever)...

I had absolutely zero (meaning none whatsoever) sewing experience before and I repaired my Rolleiflex case myself. It turned out beautifully. It's not hard at all, just take your time. Walmart sells...
Forum: Film vs Digital 07-24-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 2,459
Posted By archeophoto
OP: your comparison does not work. You are...

OP: your comparison does not work. You are comparing a NEW M8 (bought for $5000, sold for $2300) with a USED M6. This M6 was about $5000 (everything calculated in) when it was new as well.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-27-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,297
Posted By archeophoto
My apologies for the "highly artistic" images,...

My apologies for the "highly artistic" images, but these were the only Rolleikin images I have on the harddrive at the moment. As you can see, cats are especially happy when photographed with a...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-27-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,297
Posted By archeophoto
Hi! Depending on what Rollei you have it might...

Hi!
Depending on what Rollei you have it might not be easy to find a complete Rolleikin kit for a reasonable price. Most kits are missing the film counter. I like the Rolleikin, because if I travel...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 1,287
Posted By archeophoto
I think printing a photo album with 110 8x10s is...

I think printing a photo album with 110 8x10s is an awesome idea! Beats a powerpoint, Ipad, flickr and facebook any day. There is nothing like a print, especially big ones. The only memories we bring...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-04-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 980
Posted By archeophoto
Has anybody ever seen this...

or is this a "Frankenstein camera"? It looks like the top with the viewfinder is from a Welta Weltax. The rest I don't know, but I don't think it's a Welta...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-25-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,299
Posted By archeophoto
Wow, Brett. This is excellent information, thank...

Wow, Brett.
This is excellent information, thank you very much! Exactly what I was hoping for.
I'm like you, I just don't give up. I figure with less and less qualified repair people around I can...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-24-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,299
Posted By archeophoto
Working on your own Rolleiflex/Cord?

Hi all,
I really enjoy working on my own cameras. So far I got pretty good in fixing up serveral old folders. I restored a Mamiya six, Voigtlander Perkeos and some Zeiss Ikontas.
My ultimate goal is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-22-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 2,557
Posted By archeophoto
I don't know. It seems the opposite was the case....

I don't know. It seems the opposite was the case. The article reads:
"He’d bring his iPhone again. “At this point I hesitate using a ‘real’ camera,” Brown said. “Using a phone has brought my...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-22-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 2,557
Posted By archeophoto
Imagine you take otherwise award winning photos...

Imagine you take otherwise award winning photos but you can't use them for anything but a blog...
I'm sorry, but what a waste of talent! A Canon S95 is just as small, just as silent, but takes decent...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-22-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 3,885
Posted By archeophoto
I have shot hundreds of films with my Barnacks...

I have shot hundreds of films with my Barnacks (IIIc, IIIf and IIIg) now and NEVER had a tilted photo or a exposed sprocket hole with a modern cartridge. I think those things only happen to people...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-22-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 3,885
Posted By archeophoto
A good IIIf will set you back ca. $300-400. If...

A good IIIf will set you back ca. $300-400. If you are lucky you get a lens with it.
Barnacks are compatible with all modern film cartridges. I never had a problem with my Barnacks. Technically you...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-17-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,572
Posted By archeophoto
While I certainly agree that a Maxwell screen is...

While I certainly agree that a Maxwell screen is is very nice and worth the money (I have one in my Vb), I would like to stress that you can take just as good a photo with a cheaper screen. I have a...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-12-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,999
Posted By archeophoto
Maybe you know more then I about the Perkeo... As...

Maybe you know more then I about the Perkeo...
As far as I know the only feature the IIIe has over the Perkeo I is the uncoupled rangefinder. So if you put an external rangefinder on the I, you have...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-09-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,999
Posted By archeophoto
From a photo taking point of view, the IIIe isn't...

From a photo taking point of view, the IIIe isn't a stellar deal at all. Get yourself a "regular" Perkeo I or II ($130 for a good one) with a Skopar lens and a external Voigtlander viewfinder ($50)...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-02-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,278
Posted By archeophoto
Folders that focus with the film plane?

I just love my Mamiya-6! Are there any other folders out there that focus by moving the film plane?
I heard the Certo Six does that, but I'm not sure.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-30-2011
Replies: 1,096
Views: 266,449
Posted By archeophoto
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5183/5647838974_ae6...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5183/5647838974_ae68ae7c72_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/archeophoto/5647838974/)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5185/5647838970_2f31d33ba1_z.jpg...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-08-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 10,804
Posted By archeophoto
If the X100 performs well with high ISO shots and...

If the X100 performs well with high ISO shots and the image quality is excellent, why would somebody care that it "only" has an APS-C sensor? You can't change the lens so it doesn't matter what size...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-02-2011
Replies: 124
Views: 15,543
Posted By archeophoto
I have to say I'm looking forward to this camera...

I have to say I'm looking forward to this camera as well. But what do you think is "breathtaking" about those photos?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-23-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,455
Posted By archeophoto
Hands on X100 preview from our local camera store

...here in Calgary. I have no affiliation with the store. Enjoy.

https://www.thecamerastore.com/articles/2011/02/22/fuji-x100-hands-field-test-tyler-stalman
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-18-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 2,206
Posted By archeophoto
Canon FD 1.4 SSC disassembly - I need a bit of help

Hi all,
I found a very nice Canon FD 1.4 SSC lens. Unfortunately there is some oil on the blades and I would like to attempt cleaning it. I found a website that describes the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-18-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 2,177
Posted By archeophoto
I couldn't disagree more! Optical viewfinders are...

I couldn't disagree more! Optical viewfinders are the future. Your eyes are not electronic, they are analog optical. And that's what your camera's viewfinder should be.
I don't get it... Why would...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-10-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 889
Posted By archeophoto
Wait a minute! I might be the one who is wrong. I...

Wait a minute! I might be the one who is wrong. I was thinking about a lens CAP. Those are different for the 3.5E and 3.5F
The lens HOODs are the same.

Sorry about that!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-10-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 889
Posted By archeophoto
Nope, that's not the case. The bay II is the same...

Nope, that's not the case. The bay II is the same but lenses are spaced differently on a 3.5E and a 3.5F! Hence a hood for a 3.5F will NOT fit a 3.5E and vice versa. Ask me how I know :)

OP: I have...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-05-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 698
Posted By archeophoto
Do LTM lenses work with the Bessa R3* and R4*

I'm thinking about getting a Bessa R4M or R3M. I never had a Bessa before. Will all my LTM lenses work with an LTM adapter on the Bessa? Does it matter what adapter you use? As I understand the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-28-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 7,473
Posted By archeophoto
Out of curiousity I looked at the exif info of my...

Out of curiousity I looked at the exif info of my digital shots from my Nikon 24-85mm lens to find out what I shot the most when I don't think about it. Most of my shots are done with 50mm (or pretty...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-23-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 736
Posted By archeophoto
Oh, thanks!

Oh, thanks!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-22-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 736
Posted By archeophoto
Anybody has Mutar sample photos?

In interested in the Rollei Mutars, especially the 0,7x. But it's hard to find photos taken with one. Does anybody has any photos they would like to show?
Also I'm not quite clear how they work. I...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-10-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 5,239
Posted By archeophoto
I just got some 18x18 enlargements back, shot in...

I just got some 18x18 enlargements back, shot in the fall with a Vb.
Tack sharp, with lovely colors. Photos were taken without tripod, lens hood, cable release or other nick-nacks. The Vb is a...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-02-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 3,697
Posted By archeophoto
The only plastic parts on the C is the shutter...

The only plastic parts on the C is the shutter lock lever and the flash lever. The C and D are built to the same high standards as newer models. When did H. Fleenor tell you that and which "plastic...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-30-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 3,302
Posted By archeophoto
It went for $321! I'm speechless...

It went for $321! I'm speechless...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-28-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 3,302
Posted By archeophoto
Yes! And the wax seal is still intact, so we are...

Yes! And the wax seal is still intact, so we are sure nobody unqualified ever fooled around with it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-28-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 3,302
Posted By archeophoto
Ah, yes. I never thought about the levers... One...

Ah, yes. I never thought about the levers... One could use them to make a M4 look good :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-28-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 3,302
Posted By archeophoto
How much is a totally destroyed M worth...

This is so fascinating, I can't look away :rolleyes:
I wouldn't think there are any salvageable parts left in this thing, and it's already up to over $100. God only knows how much it will go...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-19-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 6,278
Posted By archeophoto
That's interesting. My Yashica-Mat LM has 10...

That's interesting. My Yashica-Mat LM has 10 blades. Does anybody know when Yashica changed this?
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-18-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 2,644
Posted By archeophoto
I see where you are coming from and the D3...

I see where you are coming from and the D3 wouldn't be my ideal street shooter either. I use a Leica IIIf or a Rolleiflex for that.
But I don't get your comment about the "experience". While I like...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-18-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 2,644
Posted By archeophoto
You didn't tell us what type of photographs you...

You didn't tell us what type of photographs you take/want to take. Or why you don't like the D3. Is it too big maybe? You also didn't tell us what lenses you use on your D3. Some of them turn the D3...
Forum: Travel 12-14-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By archeophoto
Landscape wise NFDL is the better bet. The Cros...

Landscape wise NFDL is the better bet. The Cros Morne Park is fantastic. One week is probably not enough. Cape Breton (Nova Scotia) is also very beautiful in the summer and probably better if you...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-23-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 1,407
Posted By archeophoto
Bessa III/Fuji bellows material?

Sorry if this has been addressed before, but I can't find any info about this.
What material is the Bessa/Fuji III's bellows made out of? Is it leather or vinyl or something else? I know this might...
Forum: Film vs Digital 11-18-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2,750
Posted By archeophoto
What don't you like about the V700 series? I find...

What don't you like about the V700 series? I find the wet mount option of the V750 works great and if you get the betterscanning holders, I find it's great. My prints look fantastic even at 24x36. I...
Forum: Film vs Digital 11-18-2010
Replies: 78
Views: 5,821
Posted By archeophoto
Well, I wouldn't go as far without the $4000 ;)...

Well, I wouldn't go as far without the $4000 ;) And my Rolleiflex and my IIIF do a decent job on vacation.
Forum: Film vs Digital 11-18-2010
Replies: 78
Views: 5,821
Posted By archeophoto
The high ISO performance difference between the...

The high ISO performance difference between the named DSLRs and the M9 is much more then "above the quality threshold". Noise is noise, no matter who presses the button. And for $7000 the M9 should...
Forum: Film vs Digital 11-18-2010
Replies: 78
Views: 5,821
Posted By archeophoto
Oh, I see. Of course you are right. It could very...

Oh, I see. Of course you are right. It could very well be that I don't have the skills to shot with a M9 as you suggest. After all for $7000 it HAS to be a product for a few SELECT experts that can't...
Forum: Film vs Digital 11-18-2010
Replies: 78
Views: 5,821
Posted By archeophoto
About the "nonsense" and "meaningless...

About the "nonsense" and "meaningless statements":


[quote=Roger Hicks;1472168]This is a completely meaningless statement. There are NO OTHER full-frame RF cameras on the market. That's nothing to...
Forum: Film vs Digital 11-17-2010
Replies: 78
Views: 5,821
Posted By archeophoto
Ferrari sells all the vehicles they make. With...

Ferrari sells all the vehicles they make. With some models you even have to apply to get one. With resume! Good marketing is what it is. Nothing more, nothing less.
By "appropriate" I mean that the...
Forum: Film vs Digital 11-16-2010
Replies: 78
Views: 5,821
Posted By archeophoto
You don't want a Range Rover! Believe me. Guess...

You don't want a Range Rover! Believe me. Guess how I know ;)
Forum: Film vs Digital 11-16-2010
Replies: 78
Views: 5,821
Posted By archeophoto
The M9 is way to expensive for what it is. I...

The M9 is way to expensive for what it is. I think one is much better off with a D700 or a 5D MKII. The high ISO performance of the Leica is just not comparable, especially compared to the D700....
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-16-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,905
Posted By archeophoto
The Novar is a three element lens. I find your...

The Novar is a three element lens. I find your results roughly consistent with my three element folders. I have a Perkeo with a Vaskar lens and I had a Adox Sport with a Steinheil Cassar lens. Both...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-12-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 2,111
Posted By archeophoto
robklurfield: My Va had odd frame spacing. This...

robklurfield: My Va had odd frame spacing. This came from the interchangeable film counter. I bought a another one from the big auction site and now it's fine. (only the Va and Vb have...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-11-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 2,111
Posted By archeophoto
Thanks Keytar, the only one recognizing the 'Cord...

Thanks Keytar,
the only one recognizing the 'Cord was an older German gentleman. He said "Oh my god - a Rollei! I haven't seen one of those in 20 years!" That made my day :)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-11-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 2,111
Posted By archeophoto
a few more...

a few more...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-11-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 2,111
Posted By archeophoto
Yellowstone, Tetons and a Rolleicord

It was my first time in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. What an awesome experience. I probably was the only one with a film camera left in the parks. But I was the main attraction ("look...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-04-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,906
Posted By archeophoto
Just a thought: How did you scan the image? From...

Just a thought:
How did you scan the image? From the negative or print? Some scanners create flaring like this from negatives or slides if the image is not flat. Some cheaper Scanners also create...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-03-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,376
Posted By archeophoto
Well, just because they don't introduce a new...

Well, just because they don't introduce a new model every half year - as they do with digital cameras - doesn't mean there is no development going on.
Yes, the market gets smaller but that doesn't...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-02-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,376
Posted By archeophoto
I disagree with that! I have a D700. It's a...

I disagree with that! I have a D700. It's a fantastic camera, but in no way does it "outclass" a good 120 slide. If you have a good scanner, you get just as much if not more more detail in a 120...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-24-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,178
Posted By archeophoto
The 2.8C has a 10 bladed diaphragm. Hence it...

The 2.8C has a 10 bladed diaphragm. Hence it renders backgrounds different then any other Rollei. That's the main difference. Check out some photos taken with the 2.8C on Flickr and you will see what...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-02-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 2,763
Posted By archeophoto
No, I didn't have to recalibrate. I installed it...

No, I didn't have to recalibrate. I installed it and focus was great.
Install was pretty straight forward.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-02-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 2,763
Posted By archeophoto
I bought one of these for my...

I bought one of these for my Va:
http://cgi.ebay.ca/Rolleiflex-Rolleicord-Focusing-Screen-FREE-SHIPPING-/190451597256?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c57ccbfc8

Excellent value for the money. While...
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