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Forum: RFF News 1 Day Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By CameraQuest
The email programs were sending out thousands of...

The email programs were sending out thousands of old emails and notifications.

We found a way to fix that as well as clean out the old notifications.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By CameraQuest
Are there any 5x7 SLRs?

title says it all.
Are there such beasties?

Thanks,
Stephen
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,737
Posted By CameraQuest
no. Vivian was a gearhead. I have the feeling...

no. Vivian was a gearhead.
I have the feeling that smartphones would have been too dumb for her.
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,737
Posted By CameraQuest
Vivian used high end equipment of her day, so I...

Vivian used high end equipment of her day, so I am guessing she would be shooting digital today. Analog or digital.

She shot Rollei and 35mm, so square or rectangular

Selfies in her style are...
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,737
Posted By CameraQuest
RFF Vivian Maier Photo Contest

OK Folks,

RFF will have a Vivian Maier Photo Contest!

Shoot in Vivian's style.

Winner will be determined by RFF member votes.

All entries B/W.
Forum: RFF News 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 2,128
Posted By CameraQuest
1) All organizations are not the same. If you...

1) All organizations are not the same. If you have not paid dues in a Leica organization, join one and then come back and join this one. Then you will be able to see the difference.

Each item 1...
Forum: RFF News 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 2,128
Posted By CameraQuest
Folks, For those who have never joined such an...

Folks,

For those who have never joined such an organization and see no reason for it, no prob. No one will try to talk you into joining.

For those who are, or have been, members of such...
Forum: RFF News 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 2,128
Posted By CameraQuest
yep. Considering you apparently don't own Leica...

yep. Considering you apparently don't own Leica gear, that sounds like a good plan.
Forum: RFF News 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 2,128
Posted By CameraQuest
Would a NEW Leica Society be a Good Idea?

With Leica's popularity and a wide range of fans, users, owners and collectors, I think there is room for a new Leica Society (name yet to be determined) which aims to be more responsive to rank and...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By CameraQuest
$6111 - more than I thought it would go for.

$6111 - more than I thought it would go for.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 348
Posted By CameraQuest
Nikon One Rangefinder Research and Ponderings

I have posted two new Nikon One pages.

https://cameraquest.com/jpg4/nrf_60952_group_01a2.jpg

Nikon One 609350 - the 350th Nikon top plate mounted on the 26th Nikon body casting?...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 202
Posted By CameraQuest
Instamatic 126 Lens Conversion

These instructions are for a SLR conversion. A Leica M240 family lens conversion for reflex focusing is just as doable....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 160
Posted By CameraQuest
Reloading Instamatic 110 Film Cartridges

a good tutorial here

http://www.instructables.com/id/Disassemble-and-Reload-a-110-Film-Cartridge/

ah, the stealthiness of the all black Kodak 60 Instamatic !
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 3,071
Posted By CameraQuest
Modern Photography did a lens test of all the...

Modern Photography did a lens test of all the Instamatic cameras when they first came out, Instamatic 100 to Instamatic 800.

The 500 had by far the sharpest lens of all the fixed lens Instamatics....
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By CameraQuest
The 87th Nikon F up to $4000 on ebay

see http://www.ebay.com/itm/322170928099

Only the earliest Nikon F's - maybe 100 or so - had cloth shutter curtains

Not the best condition, and that is the wrong lens for it.

Stephen
Forum: Digital: Medium & Larger Format 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,474
Posted By CameraQuest
Fuji Rumor - Medium Format less than Hassy

maybe Photokina, intro with 3 lenses, 50MP CMOS
lots less than the Hassy XD1

http://www.fujirumors.com/fujifilm-medium-format-more-affordable-than-hasselblad-x1d/

time, eh Photokina, will tell
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 509
Views: 15,394
Posted By CameraQuest
Well, that did not work out so well. This thread...

Well, that did not work out so well.

This thread is closed.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 509
Views: 15,394
Posted By CameraQuest
Hmm. Maybe not. These are the same super...

Hmm.
Maybe not. These are the same super accurate pollsters who predicted Remain would win!

Its easy to publish a poll.
Its next to impossible to know how accurate the poll is,
or what agenda the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 509
Views: 15,394
Posted By CameraQuest
OK folks, I have opened this thread back up - if...

OK folks,
I have opened this thread back up - if everyone can be respectful of each other.

be nice.

Stephen
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 103
Views: 6,330
Posted By CameraQuest
I would love to see a new CCD M mount...

I would love to see a new CCD M mount camera,

but I'm wondering if the name plate reads Vaporware.
Forum: Digital: Medium & Larger Format 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 124
Views: 4,918
Posted By CameraQuest
Yellow Flag - Caution Photokina Ahead Photokina...

Yellow Flag - Caution Photokina Ahead

Photokina is just a few months away folks!

Who knows what new digital medium format systems will be introduced there?

Rather than rushing out to buy that new...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By CameraQuest
As explained in the classified ad guidelines -...

As explained in the classified ad guidelines - below the ads
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost-classifieds/index.php?cat=1

Renewing an ad does not change the ad order.
To get an ad to the...
Forum: Digital: Medium & Larger Format 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 124
Views: 4,918
Posted By CameraQuest
It would seem Hassy is aiming for both the Leica...

It would seem Hassy is aiming for both the Leica SL and S2.

It will be more than interesting how the images compare.

I wonder if Hassy can figure out how to build zooms that weigh less than five...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 103
Views: 6,330
Posted By CameraQuest
aka the M240's replacement is coming to Photokina

aka the M240's replacement is coming to Photokina
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 373
Posted By CameraQuest
New airbnb type Camera Rental Service

Well if you are an airbnb fan, why not use a peer to peer rental network to rent cameras and lenses?

A new service called KitSplit does just that. Read HERE...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 103
Views: 6,330
Posted By CameraQuest
the Leica S/S2 system was apparently aimed...

the Leica S/S2 system was apparently aimed squarely at Hasselblad

Is Hassy now finally returning the favor aiming at the M system?
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-16-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By CameraQuest
Thanks Roger!

Thanks Roger!
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-16-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By CameraQuest
bump, anyone ?

bump, anyone ?
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-15-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By CameraQuest
French Jules Richard Homeos 1912 35mm Stereo Camera

Jules Richard patented his Homeos 35mm stereo camera in France in 1912.

But when did the Homeos actually make it to the marketplace?

Would any French speakers be willing to research that question...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-12-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,129
Posted By CameraQuest
Reloading Instamatic 126 Film Cartridges

via Lomography
https://www.lomography.com/magazine/44732-recargando-tu-carrete-de-126-con-pelicula-de-35-mm

ah yes, the decadent wonders of the Kodak Instamatic 800 rangefinder, complete with motor...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-11-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By CameraQuest
The Muhammad Ali Fight He Really Lost That You Never Heard of

http://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-japanese-muhammad-ali-20160606-snap-htmlstory.html

Ali's only non boxing pro fight?

64 kicks landed vs Ali's 5 punches.

Ali almost lost his leg to...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-09-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By CameraQuest
seriously? I guess you don't check the RFF...

seriously?

I guess you don't check the RFF classifieds much.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-07-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 346
Posted By CameraQuest
Bunny Yeager Betty Page Exhibit on Catalina Island

new museum on Catalina Island (off Los Angeles) puts on Bunny Yeager exhibit

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-ln-santa-catalina-museum-20160602-snap-story.html
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 06-05-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By CameraQuest
why use tubes? Just mount a quality close up...

why use tubes?

Just mount a quality close up lens and focus with the LCD.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-30-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By CameraQuest
Diane Arbus Prints Overpriced at $75 each?

In 1969, the Metropolitan Museum of Art agreed to buy three photographs by Diane Arbus, for seventy-five dollars each.

Wiser counsels prevailed, however, and a few months later the museum decided...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 05-30-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 671
Posted By CameraQuest
hmm. raid deleted it for some reason. Stephen

hmm.
raid deleted it for some reason.

Stephen
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-30-2016
Replies: 215
Views: 8,660
Posted By CameraQuest
Watching the Canon and Nikon camera lineups post...

Watching the Canon and Nikon camera lineups post WWII, my own feeling is that

Starting with the first Canon EOS, Canon's commitment was and is to selling the maximum amount of widgets for the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-30-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By CameraQuest
Graflex Combat 70: Mas Macho Rangefinder!

Wow, can you imagine shooting this ?

Try finding 70mm film!

A working Graflex Combat 70 Rangefinder with 3 lenses...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 05-27-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 1,782
Posted By CameraQuest
Tom Abrahamsson - Rangefinder Royalty

Camtec Photo of Montreal recently put into words what most everyone at RFF already knows -

Tom Abrahamsson: Rangefinder Royalty Visits...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-24-2016
Replies: 55
Views: 4,520
Posted By CameraQuest
$10,193 with 14 hrs to go

$10,193 with 14 hrs to go
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-23-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By CameraQuest
you know Fred, the guy with gun looks a lot like...

you know Fred,
the guy with gun looks a lot like you.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-21-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 1,306
Posted By CameraQuest
it makes no real difference as in time you will...

it makes no real difference
as in time you will buy both 35 and 50 lenses
and many more besides!
Forum: Nikon RF 05-20-2016
Replies: 55
Views: 4,520
Posted By CameraQuest
notice the black paint over chrome top plate and...

notice the black paint over chrome top plate and front plate.

it was not unusual at all for Nikon in the rangefinder era to repaint chrome black if they needed to keep a production schedule.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-20-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 1,786
Posted By CameraQuest
Its my understanding that production of the MP...

Its my understanding that production of the MP and M7 has stopped.

I'm told sufficient MP / M7 parts are on hand to build the anticipated film M series sales demand for years to come.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 1,199
Posted By CameraQuest
a good man and an important voice in...

a good man
and an important voice in photography
he will be missed
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-19-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 931
Posted By CameraQuest
certainly very rare, but not that much in demand...

certainly very rare, but not that much in demand as there are not that many R collectors

and not THE rarest Leica lens
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 05-19-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1,040
Posted By CameraQuest
Its going to be a high print cost / high risk...

Its going to be a high print cost / high risk customer satisfaction situation.
Likely as not they will be unhappy and you will eat the print(s) cost.

Better to sell them the raw file and let them...
Forum: RFF News 05-14-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,665
Posted By CameraQuest
Setadel Studios: New RFF Sponsor

I am happy to announce Setadel Studios (https://www.setadelstudios.com/) as RFF's Newest Sponsor.

Setadel offers an unusually large selection of used, rare, and exotic photo equip, sure to give...
Forum: RFF News 05-13-2016
Replies: 266
Views: 120,969
Posted By CameraQuest
We are looking at transitioning to Xenforo which...

We are looking at transitioning to Xenforo which should be fine for the forums.

However the problem is getting the something like the existing home page, classifieds and galleries into something as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-12-2016
Replies: 89
Views: 5,599
Posted By CameraQuest
HELLO31 HELLO32 HELLO33 ETC

HELLO31 HELLO32 HELLO33 ETC
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-09-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 5,764
Posted By CameraQuest
interesting. What is your source on this info?

interesting.
What is your source on this info?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-08-2016
Replies: 81
Views: 4,685
Posted By CameraQuest
this is an excellent thread that deserves another...

this is an excellent thread that deserves another look TEN years later!

what are your thoughts?
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-01-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By CameraQuest
it looks simple, but it is not best to send it...

it looks simple, but it is not
best to send it to a repair tech
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-29-2016
Replies: 55
Views: 1,659
Posted By CameraQuest
As I have said before, I really believe the new...

As I have said before, I really believe the new Leica naming system is a marketing effort
to intentionally confuse Leica fans
in order to encourage them to visit their nearest Leica Store for...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-28-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 2,290
Posted By CameraQuest
When the S3 Chrome 2000 set was first released,...

When the S3 Chrome 2000 set was first released,
before the black paint version about six months later,

the 1st Nikon S3 Chrome set on US Ebay sold for $5600.
Forum: RFF News 04-28-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,035
Posted By CameraQuest
Getty Images Says Google makes Stealing Photos Easy

Getty Images filed a complaint with the European Union's Anti Trust Division

Saying Google makes it easy to unknowingly steal copyrighted photos ...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-27-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 2,369
Posted By CameraQuest
Did KEH provide a time parameter for the stolen...

Did KEH provide a time parameter for the stolen cards,
like sales after such a date ?
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-27-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,250
Posted By CameraQuest
I WANT IT! but only if they have a Lenny Kravitz...

I WANT IT!

but only if they have a Lenny Kravitz version
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 04-24-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 1,325
Posted By CameraQuest
Jocko you have brought up nothing that has not...

Jocko you have brought up nothing that has not been carefully looked at before and put on the back burner until a better solution is available.

RFF is using is extremely customized (aka hacked) off...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 04-23-2016
Replies: 0
Views: 722
Posted By CameraQuest
Lomography 58mm Petzval Lenses

CameraQuest just received the brand new Lomography 58mm Petzval Art Lens! We are shipping them now! $749.00, Free Next Day shipping in USA.

PS. Old ugly guy and cool chick not included in the box....
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 04-23-2016
Replies: 0
Views: 826
Posted By CameraQuest
Voigtlander FE 15mm Shipping April 27th

CameraQuest will ship the new Voigtlander FE 15mm F/4.5 lenses on April 27th. $799, Free Next Day shipping in USA.

A few lenses are still available from the first shipment.
...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-21-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 2,667
Posted By CameraQuest
A DP told the story of Leibovitz somehow doing PR...

A DP told the story of Leibovitz somehow doing PR pics for their small indie film being shot in South America.

According to him, Annie showed up with a bigger crew than the cast and crew of that...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 04-21-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By CameraQuest
Customs made them remove Nikon from the front...

Customs made them remove Nikon from the front plate
looks like they replaced it with red leather or vinyl ?
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 04-19-2016
Replies: 0
Views: 350
Posted By CameraQuest
Voigtlander 15/4.5 E Lenses in Transit!

The new Voigtlander 15/4.5 III FE lenses are in transit and are expected to ship to customers by April 27th.

Please Click Here for More Info....
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 04-19-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By CameraQuest
Lomography 58/1.9 Petzval Lenses in Transit

The new brass Nikon F mount 58/1.9 Petzval lenses are in transit and are
expected to ship to customers by April 25th.

Please click here for more info...
Forum: RFF News 04-18-2016
Replies: 0
Views: 598
Posted By CameraQuest
Delete Apple Quick Time from Windows!

If you are running Apple Quick Time on your windows machine,

now could be a great time to delete it,

according to Home Land Security...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 04-15-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,650
Posted By CameraQuest
https://cameraquest.com/jpg4/nrf_s3m_ringflash_001...

https://cameraquest.com/jpg4/nrf_s3m_ringflash_001.jpg

Circumstantially the accessory shoe is worn, perhaps by the ring flash power pack, yet it appears the ringflash may have been AC powered...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-15-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,142
Posted By CameraQuest
https://shop.cameraquest.com/nikon-contax-rangefin...

https://shop.cameraquest.com/nikon-contax-rangefinder-lens-adapters/
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-14-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 2,123
Posted By CameraQuest
I remember it as years later. The odd thing...

I remember it as years later. The odd thing was that the articles in question were written by an LHSA editor at the time, yet ownership and copyright was claimed by LHSA leadership.

So, what...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-14-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 2,123
Posted By CameraQuest
The last time I checked, about 5 years ago, the...

The last time I checked, about 5 years ago, the Viewfinder was stubbornly insistent that it owned the copyright of all articles submitted to it, and would not give permission to have those articles...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-14-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 1,410
Posted By CameraQuest
YUM! Hassy 100MP Camera!

Wonderful, a 100MP Hassy camera just introduced (http://www.shutterbug.com/content/hasselblad-launches-h6d-medium-format-camera-100mp-and-50mp-versions-4k-6-sample-photos#M8BPrJSdbWRgwyGd.97)

How...
Forum: RFF News 04-13-2016
Replies: 65
Views: 4,727
Posted By CameraQuest
Luftwaffe. A few years back KEH sold an early...

Luftwaffe.

A few years back KEH sold an early cloth shuttered Nikon F (out of the first 100 made) for $50 or thereabouts. Value $5000+
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 04-13-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,650
Posted By CameraQuest
Nice theory about the double battery packs. I...

Nice theory about the double battery packs. I think copying documents of some sort is highly likely, especially with the MICRO lens focusing collar, even if the PA copy stand was not in the outfit....
Forum: RFF News 04-13-2016
Replies: 65
Views: 4,727
Posted By CameraQuest
About 15 years ago Samy's camera went to the...

About 15 years ago Samy's camera went to the Buena Park Camera show (located in in the Los Angeles area, it was then by far the world's largest monthly camera show) to sell off old cameras. Samy...
Forum: RFF News 04-13-2016
Replies: 65
Views: 4,727
Posted By CameraQuest
I understand your skepticism. I am a big skeptic...

I understand your skepticism. I am a big skeptic myself. Most people on this planet live small, in quiet forgettable desperation. Myself included.

I was told the story matter of factly by one...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-09-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 1,855
Posted By CameraQuest
That may vary with the tech who does the...

That may vary with the tech who does the conversion (or your own preferences). My finder conversion was done by Sherry and has all 6 MP style framelines. I understand she can remove unwanted...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-09-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 1,855
Posted By CameraQuest
BEST film M camera: M5 with MP finder ?

All over the net you will endless opinions on their choice for the BEST M film camera. The problem is that 90% plus of those opinions are written by people who have not owned and used ALL the film...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 04-06-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,650
Posted By CameraQuest
https://cameraquest.com/jpg4/nikonrf_s3m_001..jpg ...

https://cameraquest.com/jpg4/nikonrf_s3m_001..jpg


https://cameraquest.com/nrfs3m.htm
Forum: RFF News 04-06-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 4,194
Posted By CameraQuest
10mm images added

10mm images added
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-06-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 663
Posted By CameraQuest
hmm, guys anyone read RFF News...

hmm, guys
anyone read RFF News ?

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2574488#post2574488
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-05-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By CameraQuest
How to match obscure camera leather?

OK there are more than a few sources for replacement Leica coverings,
some much better than others,
but still lots of choices.

What are the sources for truly obscure camera leathers that have no...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-05-2016
Replies: 90
Views: 4,405
Posted By CameraQuest
The Photographer as Artist

Maybe its just me, but when I work with film and print my own analog prints, I feel connected to the final images as an art form.

In contrast with digital images and digital printing, with digital...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-03-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 738
Posted By CameraQuest
Rollei Cache - the Lady or the Tiger ?

two 2.8F's, one a white face
plus a tele-rollei
plus lots of accessories

no returns from a seller who says they don't know Rollei...
Forum: Fuji X-Pro Series 04-03-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 1,492
Posted By CameraQuest
I look forward to a good test of the M240 sensor...

I look forward to a good test of the M240 sensor compared to the Xpro2.

At least one Fuji insider considers the Xpro2 sensor the better of the two.
Forum: RFF News 04-03-2016
Replies: 65
Views: 4,727
Posted By CameraQuest
I would probably think the same, if I didn't know...

I would probably think the same, if I didn't know this guy pretty well.

He has a sharp detailed memory and I've never found him embellishing a story. I just happened to mention the recent Craig's...
Forum: RFF News 04-03-2016
Replies: 65
Views: 4,727
Posted By CameraQuest
Yep, that is probably what most people would...

Yep, that is probably what most people would do.

Unfortunately for them karma usually finds a way of being paid what is due.
Forum: RFF News 04-02-2016
Replies: 65
Views: 4,727
Posted By CameraQuest
No Chris, this is a true story. believe it or...

No Chris,

this is a true story.

believe it or don't

Stephen
Forum: RFF News 04-02-2016
Replies: 65
Views: 4,727
Posted By CameraQuest
The Best Camera Yard Sale Story EVER ?

OK, I've seen my share of camera bargains. They include an early Nikon One which sold for $12.50 at a yard sale (one of 4 cameras sold for a total of $75), another Nikon One advertised recently on...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 04-01-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,127
Posted By CameraQuest
Updated 21/4 Nikkor Page

https://cameraquest.com/nrf_21_4.htm

Thanks for looking,

Stephen
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-01-2016
Replies: 163
Views: 9,763
Posted By CameraQuest
The Leicaflexes are beautifully built, but I have...

The Leicaflexes are beautifully built, but I have had to repair way too many of them to consider them even average in terms of reliability.

To me the Nikon F2 is the most reliable, the Nikon F 2nd. ...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-31-2016
Replies: 56
Poll: IIIg or M4-2
Views: 2,383
Posted By CameraQuest
The IIIg is more elegant, the M4-2 a better...

The IIIg is more elegant,
the M4-2 a better shooter and more versatile.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 03-28-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,650
Posted By CameraQuest
I think you are right about the micro filming. ...

I think you are right about the micro filming. The first 50/3.5 Micro lens test only tests it for microfilm - nothing else.
Nikon initially claimed the 50/3.5 Micro was an APO lens, but does ...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 03-27-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 1,510
Posted By CameraQuest
End price $1980 the no refund policy may have...

End price $1980

the no refund policy may have scared off a few bidders
Forum: Photo Software 03-27-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 1,253
Posted By CameraQuest
in any free software or web service their...

in any free software or web service
their commercial product is usually YOU
big data, discovering more about you, your friends etc

the funniest are the free android Anti-Virus apps or PC anti virus...
Forum: Photo Software 03-27-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 1,253
Posted By CameraQuest
check the fine print carefully you may be giving...

check the fine print carefully

you may be giving away your copyright
or allowing Google free unlimited use of your pics
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 03-27-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 1,510
Posted By CameraQuest
There are all kinds of collectors with all kinds...

There are all kinds of collectors with all kinds of budgets.

That is why blanket statements like "no collector interest" don't work so well. What one collector won't buy will be much appreciated...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 03-27-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 1,510
Posted By CameraQuest
If I already didn't have one, I would bid up to...

If I already didn't have one, I would bid up to $2500 for it.

That lens alone in nice shape used to sell for $3000-3500.

Stephen
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 03-24-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 1,510
Posted By CameraQuest
Olympic Nikon S3 with Olympic 50/1.4 on the bay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/301906300671?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-23-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 28,384
Posted By CameraQuest
bump Where is the statue of Walter Kluck at...

bump

Where is the statue of Walter Kluck at Fotopark?
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 03-23-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 2,250
Posted By CameraQuest
Voigtlander 10mm f/5.6 Sample Photographs

We now have the first sample photographs from the ultra wide 10mm f/5.6 Voigtlander E-Mount.

PRE-ORDER DEPOSITS HERE...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-20-2016
Replies: 111
Views: 7,953
Posted By CameraQuest
Except those films are not SFAIK an "old...

Except those films are not SFAIK an "old discontinued surveillance film that was original made by AGFA"

Test the films side by side if you really want to know how they compare, instead of making...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-18-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 3,391
Posted By CameraQuest
Not a chance, it would turn my stomach. Stephen

Not a chance,
it would turn my stomach.

Stephen
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-18-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 3,391
Posted By CameraQuest
How Facebook Watches You and Tracks You

How Facebook Watches You and Tracks You
- and how you can stop it.

A fascinating article
-- even your FRIEND'S apps can track YOU

from USA Today's Kim Komando (http://usat.ly/1psjKgD)

Stephen
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 03-16-2016
Replies: 240
Views: 15,515
Posted By CameraQuest
Maybe the introduction date is April 1st.

Maybe the introduction date is April 1st.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-15-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,057
Posted By CameraQuest
From the time the M3 was introduced, many wanted...

From the time the M3 was introduced, many wanted a M mount Banack camera, especially after seeing pics of the Wetzlar prototype.

I am among them, and wonder how much Don would charge for such a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-15-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,057
Posted By CameraQuest
Norman Goldberg's Leica IIIg M mount

A Leica IIIg converted to M mount by Norman Goldberg!

"Norman Goldberg (inventor of the Camcraft N5 Motor and the Leitz New York Motor), went to Wetzlar in the late 1950's and he was shown the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-15-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 15,297
Posted By CameraQuest
A next batch has been delayed, I hope eventually...

A next batch has been delayed,
I hope eventually to have more,
but no ETA yet.

Stephen
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 03-13-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,650
Posted By CameraQuest
What was he shooting with 50/3.5 Micro Nikkor?

OK, so a 1960's era photog has a Nikon rangefinder with 3 lenses including a 50/3.5 Micro Nikkor with focusing collar.
His ONLY filters are for the Micro Nikkor as follows:

Screw in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-13-2016
Replies: 97
Views: 6,238
Posted By CameraQuest
hmm I don't think so for the M5. M5's WERE very...

hmm I don't think so for the M5.

M5's WERE very used by pros who much appreciated the new features compared to the M4 (TTL, shutter speeds in finder, faster film rewind, faster changing of shutter...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-13-2016
Replies: 97
Views: 6,238
Posted By CameraQuest
What is your source on the loss ? Stephen

What is your source on the loss ?

Stephen
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-12-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 2,251
Posted By CameraQuest
I suggest you contact flyingpalm - a RFF member...

I suggest you contact flyingpalm - a RFF member who frequently advertises in the RFF classfieds

The beautifully repainted M3's & M2's he often sells are MUCH more interesting than a standard chrome...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-02-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 867
Posted By CameraQuest
Olympus Settles $646 Million on Camera Kickback Charges

well, a different sort of camera
but still a camera

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-olympus-scopes-settlement-20160301-story.html
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-02-2016
Replies: 105
Views: 5,917
Posted By CameraQuest
I think this is an interesting thread

I think this is an interesting thread
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 03-01-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 453
Posted By CameraQuest
Voigtlander 15/4.5 E $799

The $799 Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 Version III in manual focus Sony E mount is estimated to arrive in April.

Voigtlander Sony E lenses generally offer EXIF info, Lens Menu Correction, Manual Focus...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-28-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,111
Posted By CameraQuest
black cameras don't look like that unless they...

black cameras don't look like that unless they have been freshly repainted.

this is another giveaway
http://ebayimages.foto-fina-shop.de/fotobrell/img2/1-080614-06.jpg
new paint and damaged strap...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-26-2016
Replies: 51
Views: 2,880
Posted By CameraQuest
of all the great things Leica could do of all the...

of all the great things Leica could do
of all the great products Leica could invent

Leica does the Lenny Kravitz special and high end smart phones

Well, bless their heart!
Forum: Fuji X News / General Discussion 02-26-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,493
Posted By CameraQuest
April 2nd I believe

April 2nd I believe
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-26-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 5,319
Posted By CameraQuest
an EVF with digital RF images might offer some...

an EVF with digital RF images
might offer some advantages

such as framelines for any focal length lens - coding would do it
variable finder magnifications better suiting each focal length
no need...
Forum: Fuji X News / General Discussion 02-15-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,493
Posted By CameraQuest
ALL Fuji dealers are offering the rebates, ...

ALL Fuji dealers are offering the rebates,

including CameraQuest (https://shop.cameraquest.com/fujifilm-x-series/)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-12-2016
Replies: 59
Views: 3,693
Posted By CameraQuest
yes indeed, I can see it now "Lika...

yes indeed, I can see it now

"Lika Zenit?"
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-12-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,738
Posted By CameraQuest
in prototype only, never commercially...

in prototype only,
never commercially sold

There were lots of 35mm prototypes, and probably more yet to be discovered.

Personally the only early 35mm cameras that interest me are the ones that...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-12-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,738
Posted By CameraQuest
ah yes, the common Leica legend marketing...

ah yes, the common Leica legend marketing myth

“This was the world’s first 35mm camera that went into production,” Tamarkin said."

Not true. The first commercially sold 24x36 35mm still camera was...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-05-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 844
Posted By CameraQuest
I don't see the point of the conversion. An...

I don't see the point of the conversion.

An amedeo adapter effectively gives you an M mount Nikkor lens,
while at the same time allowing the lens to be used on Nikon RFs.

Stephen
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-05-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By CameraQuest
in my experience its worth what any other Leica...

in my experience its worth what any other Leica II is worth. Very few are willing to pay a premium for an "upgraded" Leica camera - in most instances the upgrade reduces value.

Not sure what your...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2016
Replies: 92
Views: 3,775
Posted By CameraQuest
I want to get rich too. I'm considering charging...

I want to get rich too.

I'm considering charging $1 per month to members who want to complain.

Stephen
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 02-03-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 3,117
Posted By CameraQuest
People talk about a J3 like they are a known...

People talk about a J3 like they are a known consistent quality. J3's are anything but. Notoriously inconsistent in quality and workmanship not only in their decades of production but even in the...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 02-02-2016
Replies: 356
Views: 18,929
Posted By CameraQuest
J3 Image...

J3 Image thread
http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2579896#post2579896
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 02-02-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 3,117
Posted By CameraQuest
Lomography Jupiter 3 Plus Image Thread

Quick pics taken at a coffee shop

Multi-coated lens - so higher contrast than the original

$649, free next day lower 48 delivery. In stock, with more arriving next week...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 01-29-2016
Replies: 356
Views: 18,929
Posted By CameraQuest
SIZE weight 7 5/8th oz (approx. 216...

SIZE

weight 7 5/8th oz (approx. 216 grams)
length extending from the body at infinity 36mm
width 48mm
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 01-29-2016
Replies: 356
Views: 18,929
Posted By CameraQuest
refresh your page David, the lenses are in...

refresh your page David,
the lenses are in stock.

Stephen
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-27-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,215
Posted By CameraQuest
things are good to go, upload pics an event at...

things are good to go, upload pics

an event at the hosting company changed the jpg volume from read/write to read only -
so no pics could be uploaded.

I am sorry for everyone's...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-27-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,215
Posted By CameraQuest
the problem is confirmed to be on the hosting...

the problem is confirmed to be on the hosting level
it should be corrected in a few hours
I will update in this thread when you can upload pics again
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-26-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,215
Posted By CameraQuest
not sure, we are working on it. the prob seems to...

not sure,
we are working on it.
the prob seems to be with the hosting service

Stephen
Forum: Nikon RF 01-24-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 2,719
Posted By CameraQuest
the key word is professional. There has never...

the key word is professional.

There has never been a PROFESSIONAL quality motor for 35mm M series cameras.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-24-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 2,719
Posted By CameraQuest
hmm. working and working right are two different...

hmm. working and working right are two different things.

All of my SP motors had to be CLA'd, adjusted before they were working right. Likewise we have taken some in for repair which were...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-24-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 2,719
Posted By CameraQuest
Did you find the original camera back as well?

Did you find the original camera back as well?
Forum: Nikon RF 01-24-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 2,719
Posted By CameraQuest
think again.

think again.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 01-23-2016
Replies: 356
Views: 18,929
Posted By CameraQuest
hmm. nothing was stolen so far as the Zeiss...

hmm. nothing was stolen so far as the Zeiss Contax and lenses.
They were awarded as prizes of war to Russia.

Why Russia got the Contax instead of the Leica,
I have no idea.

But imagine what the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-23-2016
Replies: 98
Views: 3,863
Posted By CameraQuest
I traded my first mint Nikon SP with mint 50/1.1...

I traded my first mint Nikon SP with mint 50/1.1
for a Leica M3, collapsible 50 Summicron, 35 Summaron, and 135 Hektor

I have been trying to make ammends to the nikon gods ever since.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-23-2016
Replies: 106
Views: 4,963
Posted By CameraQuest
Nikon D3 - a huge heavy expensive camera that for...

Nikon D3 - a huge heavy expensive camera that for me was no better than a D700
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2016
Replies: 106
Views: 4,963
Posted By CameraQuest
What do you MOST regret buying?

What were your must have photo dreams,

that got you wishing for your money back?
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-21-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 2,127
Posted By CameraQuest
The tech guy is still looking into this. The...

The tech guy is still looking into this. The classified software maker went out of biz, so we are on our own.

At the moment we are still of the opinion the 2, 3rd etc pages don't really exist,
as...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 01-21-2016
Replies: 356
Views: 18,929
Posted By CameraQuest
According to Lomo, that problem was taken care of...

According to Lomo, that problem was taken care of in the new lenses.

I will be testing for that when the lenses arrive in about 10 days.

Stephen
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 01-19-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 1,687
Posted By CameraQuest
Not the M mount, the 39mm mount with a M adapter...

Not the M mount, the 39mm mount with a M adapter to Visoflex
or the screw mount Viso II.

Stephen
Forum: RFF News 01-18-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 4,194
Posted By CameraQuest
Voigtlander Ultra Wides Pre Order

I am now taking $100 Refundable Pre Order deposits on the five new Voigtlander Ultra Wides
PRE-ORDER DEPOSITS HERE (https://shop.cameraquest.com/voigtlander-pre-order/)

Sony E 10mm f/5.6
Sony E 12mm...
Forum: Fuji X News / General Discussion 01-18-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,116
Posted By CameraQuest
Fuji Senior Product Manager talks about X-Pro2 and Medium Format

very interesting read at British Journal of Photography
http://www.bjp-online.com/2016/01/fuji-x-pro2-interview-takashi-ueno/
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 01-16-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 1,687
Posted By CameraQuest
My guess is that you have a one off adapted lens...

My guess is that you have a one off adapted lens to who knows what special purpose.

There were many professional photo machine shops in Los Angeles and NYC during the hey days of film Hollywood,...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 01-15-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 1,687
Posted By CameraQuest
What is the serial number?

What is the serial number?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-15-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 1,696
Posted By CameraQuest
think of it like this If you are not HCB or...

think of it like this

If you are not HCB or equivalent,
your wife or family will be cussing you out once they find out the
lower value of your customized engraved cameras.
Forum: Fuji X-Pro Series 01-15-2016
Replies: 244
Views: 17,536
Posted By CameraQuest
Speculation is one thing, facts another. Do you...

Speculation is one thing, facts another.
Do you have any hard figures to back up this up?
Old stats from the times before Leica took itself private to keep stats private don't do it for me.

Stephen
Forum: Fuji X News / General Discussion 01-14-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 1,933
Posted By CameraQuest
Fuji X-Pro2 'Leaked"

Fuji Australia "leaks" most everything about X-Pro2

http://photorumors.com/2016/01/14/fuji-australia-leaks-all-details-on-the-upcoming-announcement/#more-78478

see the links to google cache

Stephen
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-11-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,904
Posted By CameraQuest
I don't need AF in medium format. I'm looking...

I don't need AF in medium format.
I'm looking for the most bang for the buck.

Used Hassy lenses are much less costly than SL or S lenses.

Likewise a used S body is low cost compared to a new SL...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-11-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,904
Posted By CameraQuest
Used Leica S + Hassy Lenses vs Leica SL ?

I look at the huge size and cost of the Leica SL
then I look at the low used Leica S & Hassy lens prices.

Does it makes more sense to shoot a used Leica S with adapted used Hasssy lenses

than the...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-07-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 2,127
Posted By CameraQuest
We have a ticket in with the software developers...

We have a ticket in with the software developers to handle the problem and are awaiting their response.

However your ad was always up on the main page of the classifieds, until it expired. As...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-03-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 2,127
Posted By CameraQuest
Still working on this. Stephen

Still working on this.

Stephen
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-02-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 2,681
Posted By CameraQuest
Anti GAS bah, humbug

Anti GAS

bah, humbug
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-01-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 2,127
Posted By CameraQuest
Thanks for the feedback. I should have some...

Thanks for the feedback.

I should have some answers by tomorrow.

Stephen
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-30-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 580
Posted By CameraQuest
Jim Lager - Astro & Tewe Reflex Housings

My friend Jim Lager is doing research on Leica Reflex Housings.

He needs samples of the Astro Identoscope & Tewe Berlin Teweflex Reflex Housings
for comparison purposes.

Can anyone lend them to...
Forum: Argus RF 12-28-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 4,220
Posted By CameraQuest
The Argus C3 is apparently the all time 35mm...

The Argus C3 is apparently the all time 35mm rangefinder sales leader
with over a million sold.

It is for that reason Argus has its own forum at RFF.

Which Canon RF does Therese use in the film ?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-27-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,828
Posted By CameraQuest
quality staffing any store is always a...

quality staffing any store is always a problem

the idiot behind the CVS photo counter
is the same idiot behind a Leica store counter
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 12-25-2015
Replies: 64
Views: 4,687
Posted By CameraQuest
Why are used M240 so cheap?

Its not unusual now to find used M240 for less than $4000 - even $3500 with some negotiation.
that is a hell of a price savings considering the new dealer price.

Why are they selling so...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-25-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Posted By CameraQuest
Don't overlook a used M240. The are selling for...

Don't overlook a used M240. The are selling for less than $4,000 now and are surely more reliable than a M9.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 3,875
Posted By CameraQuest
What were you best gear finds of 2015?

Was camera Santa good to your camera bag this year ?

Share your best finds along with the ones that alas,
got away.

I am really amazed at all the great film cameras that sell next to nothing...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 12-22-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 936
Posted By CameraQuest
Get Your Digital Nikon S3M Driver Downloads Here

see http://www.solvusoft.com/en/update/drivers/digital-camera/nikon/s3m/sub-models/


huh ?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-19-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 4,591
Posted By CameraQuest
It makes no difference to ebay whether you are...

It makes no difference to ebay whether you are being had or not.
Ebay will be on the buyer's side.

Full refund as quickly as the lens is returned and resell as quickly as possible so as not to waste...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-19-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 934
Posted By CameraQuest
RFF isn't looking for submissions: photography...

RFF isn't looking for submissions: photography projects, criticism, articles about vintage equipment, etc. ?
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-18-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,472
Posted By CameraQuest
go to USPS.com, ship a priority package. or call...

go to USPS.com, ship a priority package.
or call the USPS 800 help line.

there is no such thing as USPS priority mail shipping without tracking.
-- it does not exist --

your local post office...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-18-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,472
Posted By CameraQuest
that depends upon the country you are shipping...

that depends upon the country you are shipping to.

Most foreign countries do not require postal clerk shipping.

Stephen
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-18-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,472
Posted By CameraQuest
completely false info. online printed postage...

completely false info.

online printed postage most certainly does get USPS tracking

its possible either that post office just missed the scan during this time of year -

or the class of shipment...
Forum: RFF News 12-16-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 4,169
Posted By CameraQuest
JJ Abrams returns Star Wars to Kodak Film

"J.J. Abrams shot the latest Star Wars ironically one of the first franchises to move away from film on 65mm film, said Andrew Evenski, president and general manager of Kodak's (KODK)...
Forum: RFF News 12-14-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 4,998
Posted By CameraQuest
New members are processed daily, so yes we are...

New members are processed daily, so yes we are attracting new members.

Photography has changed since 06. Now we have 3 major non rangefinder camera platforms to shoot rangefinder lenses on - FujiX,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,036
Posted By CameraQuest
hands down, the best M42 film bodies to me are...

hands down, the best M42 film bodies to me

are the Canon T90 and Canon RT with M42 lens adapters
both ridiculously dirt cheap
both ridiculously great cameras
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-13-2015
Replies: 131
Views: 12,204
Posted By CameraQuest
The three most famous and successful...

The three most famous and successful photographers I know have all left Leica.
All 3 were fabulously successful shooting Leica M.
Two are iconic photographers (not an exaggeration).
The third...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 12-13-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,452
Posted By CameraQuest
the M240 without a second thought. Its far more...

the M240 without a second thought. Its far more versatile.
Forum: RFF News 12-09-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 20,762
Posted By CameraQuest
This is news to me. I did not agree to Tapatalk...

This is news to me.
I did not agree to Tapatalk ads, nor will I.

false program downloads is big business.

no one else is reporting this so far.

Where exactly did you download it from?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-08-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 872
Posted By CameraQuest
WHICH Canon 100/3.5? I've only seen this...

WHICH Canon 100/3.5?
I've only seen this problem on the black versions.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-05-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,209
Posted By CameraQuest
John Stewart - how could he that lucky?

OK, imagine yourself with your new Leica, happily snapshooting away on your French holiday in Saint-Paul de Vence, the bohemian colony on the Cote d'Azur. You meet a friendly communist in a local bar...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 11-26-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 3,454
Posted By CameraQuest
Cosina? Not True. Cosina is doing great....

Cosina? Not True.
Cosina is doing great.
Voigtlander is adding 5 lenses 1st quarter of 2016.

The end of Voigtlander film camera production a few months ago is hardly the end of Cosina or...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 11-24-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,597
Posted By CameraQuest
take a look at the pics on the Lomo site The...

take a look at the pics on the Lomo site

The Voigtlander 21/4 has a sharp modern look,
the Russar a vintage wide angle look

the choice depends upon the type of image you are after
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 11-24-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,597
Posted By CameraQuest
Lomo Loves Leica: Russar 20mm f/5.6

http://cameraquest.com/jpg7/lomo_20_02.jpg

I was very surprised opening up the newest Lomography remake - the Russar 20mm f/5.6 Leica Screw mount lens. I was expecting the kind of dull workmanship...
Forum: RFF News 11-23-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 2,739
Posted By CameraQuest
Fuji is best for Fuji repairs, with all the...

Fuji is best for Fuji repairs,
with all the parts on hand as well as trained repair techs.

Stephen
Forum: RFF News 11-21-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 2,739
Posted By CameraQuest
Thanks to everyone! The Fuji inventory is quite...

Thanks to everyone!

The Fuji inventory is quite extensive and takes a lot of work to implement in the shopping cart.

Yes indeed, many other Fuji products will be added over time.

Just PM me...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-21-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 3,231
Posted By CameraQuest
yes, but not from Voigtlander. It takes a...

yes, but not from Voigtlander.

It takes a special external mount only adapter from Amedeo
for the M240 / M-P family only with EVF
to take the 35/1.8's large rear element

see...
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 11-21-2015
Replies: 166
Views: 13,041
Posted By CameraQuest
More silent than what? the M-P is already fairly...

More silent than what? the M-P is already fairly quiet.
Forum: RFF News 11-20-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 2,739
Posted By CameraQuest
CameraQuest is FujiFilm's newest USA dealer!

I am happy to say CameraQuest is on board as FujiFilm's newest dealer!

It comes at a good time too, at the start of what may be Fuji's biggest sale of X lenses and cameras with many instant lens...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 11-19-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 1,262
Posted By CameraQuest
email rffinfo at earthlink.net or PM CameraQuest

email rffinfo at earthlink.net

or PM CameraQuest
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 11-19-2015
Replies: 166
Views: 13,041
Posted By CameraQuest
I agree, but it is sad for CCD fans to say...

I agree, but it is sad for CCD fans to say goodbye to the last in production M mount camera.

Who knows? maybe the next CCD breakthru awaits in yonder laboratory.

Stephen
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 11-19-2015
Replies: 166
Views: 13,041
Posted By CameraQuest
hmm. the Q, the SL, the 262 all introduced within...

hmm.
the Q, the SL, the 262 all introduced within a short time
nice to see Leica working at expanding the lineups
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 11-19-2015
Replies: 166
Views: 13,041
Posted By CameraQuest
NOT FAIR bringing a FujiX to a Leica fight!

NOT FAIR bringing a FujiX to a Leica fight!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-17-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 12,270
Posted By CameraQuest
Watching BLOWUP have we Helen?

Watching BLOWUP have we Helen?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-17-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 12,270
Posted By CameraQuest
Some LTM and M Voigtlander lenses have the same...

Some LTM and M Voigtlander lenses have the same formula. Those include the 12/5.6, 15/4.5, 21/4, 25/4, 35/2.5, 50/1.5, 50/2 LTM versions and the first versions of their M counterparts.

Some...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-16-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 12,270
Posted By CameraQuest
or Three The M mount version is a completely new...

or Three
The M mount version is a completely new improved optical formula compared to the 35/1.7 LTM lens (correct)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-16-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 12,270
Posted By CameraQuest
From a sales standpoint, the M mount Voigtlander...

From a sales standpoint, the M mount Voigtlander lens have proved far more popular than the LTM versions
- that is why the LTM versions were discontinued.

Add to that many M mount lenses far...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-13-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 7,630
Posted By CameraQuest
What are your Favorite Fuji-X lenses?

What are your Favorite Fuji-X lenses?

Multiple Choices OK

You can only vote once,
so think out your multiple choices!

Also post with your opinion of the lenses,
pros /cons !
Forum: RFF News 11-11-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 3,628
Posted By CameraQuest
Try the new RFF Skin

A new RFF skin is available on your drop down SKIN menu.

Go to the very bottom of any RFF page

you will find a drop down menu with different SKIN choices

the default RFF skin is VBP Graphite...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-11-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,461
Posted By CameraQuest
yep, double yep

yep,
double yep
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 11-11-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 5,917
Posted By CameraQuest
Alas, Lomo makes no hood for it. HOWEVER I...

Alas, Lomo makes no hood for it.

HOWEVER

I encourage you to use the special Lomo Biological Art Lens Hood located at the end of either your right or left arm.

Stephen
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-10-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 5,319
Posted By CameraQuest
As fans of the traditional M naming scheme...

As fans of the traditional M naming scheme learned with the M240, today's Leica management will name cameras whatever they like even it makes no sense.

Likewise the M240's successor is whatever...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-10-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 12,270
Posted By CameraQuest
What are your Favorite Voigtlander Leica Mount lenses?

Multiple Choice OK

you can only vote once,
so think out your choices

Some LTM and M Voigtlander lenses have the same formula. Those include the 12/5.6, 15/4.5, 21/4, 25/4, 35/2.5, 50/1.5, 50/2...
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