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Forum: The Business Of Photography 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By CameraQuest
Getting Paid - Best Tactics ?

You have sold pics, they have published your pics and or articles, they have agreed to pay, but yet they keep trying to evade payment.

Of course you can hire a lawyer, but that gets expensive...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 89
Posted By CameraQuest
Closeout! NEX 7 with 18-55mm $498

looks like B&H is closing them out at a great price

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/817843-REG/Sony_NEX_7K_B_NEX_7_Digital_Camera.html
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By CameraQuest
LOL! 6 of Ebay's Top 10 Digital Rangefinders are NOT Rangefinders!

See http://www.ebay.com/gds/Top-10-Digital-Rangefinder-Cameras-/10000000204826032/g.html

Written Feb 24th 2015, Leica M240 and Leica M-P NOT included!

Where does ebay they find the "writers" with...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 3 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By CameraQuest
Salgado in New York Times

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/23/sebastio-salgados-journey-from-brazil-to-the-world/
Forum: Nikon Historical Society -- hosted by Bob Rotoloni 3 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By CameraQuest
Reply From Bob Rotoloni

Since the SP was in limited production after the arrival of the F some were made quite late. The last batch of 994 cameras was made between Oct 1963 and June 1965, well after the Tokyo Olympics. I...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society -- hosted by Bob Rotoloni 3 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By CameraQuest
You are in Japan and speak fluent Japanese,...

You are in Japan and speak fluent Japanese, right?

Are Tokyo newspapers and camera magazines archived online from that time period?

Perhaps the answer is archived, forgotten.

Stephen
Forum: Nikon Historical Society -- hosted by Bob Rotoloni 4 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By CameraQuest
the evidence to me is that the SP came boxed with...

the evidence to me is that the SP came boxed with an Olympic 50/1.4.

Stephen
Forum: Nikon Historical Society -- hosted by Bob Rotoloni 4 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By CameraQuest
1964 Tokyo Olympic Nikon SP & Olympic 50/1.4 ?

Never saw this before,
a Nikon SP # 6230814 issued with an "Olympic" 50/1.4 140488

According to his reference at http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/ニコンのレンジファインダーカメラ製品一覧

The SP was reissued first for the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Days Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 6,178
Posted By CameraQuest
What about Amazon? Ebay? Photo Forums? Do...

What about Amazon?
Ebay?
Photo Forums?

Do any film makers sell direct ?

Stephen
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 5 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By CameraQuest
That version is a rare camera. Exakta and or Exa...

That version is a rare camera. Exakta and or Exa collecting has not taken off like Leica collectors, but there are a few dedicated collectors out there.

Stephen
Forum: Forum HELP ! 5 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By CameraQuest
For reasons unknown, as said many times before,...

For reasons unknown, as said many times before, RFF works better with Firefox.

Stephen
Forum: RFF News 5 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 931
Posted By CameraQuest
side by side, the Voigtlander 12/5.6, 15/4.5 III,...

side by side, the Voigtlander 12/5.6, 15/4.5 III, 15/4.5 II, 21/1.8

http://cameraquest.com/jpg7/voigt_15III_12_152_153_2118_01.jpg

http://cameraquest.com/jpg7/voigt_15III_12_152_153_2118_02.jpg
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 6 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By CameraQuest
when you get a new lens, live view makes it very...

when you get a new lens, live view makes it very easy to quickly and accurately evaluate its live few focusing compared to RF focusing. Most errors of whatever kind can quickly be spotted.

M240 /...
Forum: RFF News 6 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 931
Posted By CameraQuest
yep, will have pics up over the weekend, I...

yep, will have pics up over the weekend, I hope.
After the Japanese site pics, I was very surprised the new 15 is as small as it is.

Stephen
Forum: RFF News 6 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 931
Posted By CameraQuest
side by side in your hand, V3 is not that much...

side by side in your hand, V3 is not that much bigger than V2.
I was surprised.

Stephen
Forum: Forum HELP ! 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By CameraQuest
not yet. Best, Stephen

not yet.

Best,
Stephen
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 1 Week Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 3,820
Posted By CameraQuest
Considering the process of manufacturing,...

Considering the process of manufacturing, assembling, and quality control,

its difficult to imagine that some sensors (if not all) are not cleaned at least once before the the M9 / M9-P / MM / ME ...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By CameraQuest
Show off your Leica Wartime IIIb IIIc Cameras

Share all wartime flavors, all wartime versions, and their lenses, accessories.

This thread can become a valuable reference tool.

Stephen
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,656
Posted By CameraQuest
All of the possibilities you list are nice...

All of the possibilities you list are nice cameras capable of good results however all of these cameras are from the 1970's - 40 plus years old now.

Real world comparisons are pretty much...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 1 Week Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,399
Posted By CameraQuest
Enjoy your temporary reprieve from the GAS...

Enjoy your temporary reprieve from the GAS insanity and save up while you can -- this too will pass.

Stephen
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 931
Posted By CameraQuest
Voigtlander 15/4.5 V3 Start Shipping week of 3/16/15

I will start shipping the improved Voigtlander 15/4.5 V3 the week of March 16th, 2015. Bundled price with B+W Clear Nano Filter and next day delivery to most lower 48 state locations via USPS...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 1 Week Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 3,820
Posted By CameraQuest
jaapv is just sharing information that was shared...

jaapv is just sharing information that was shared with him.

There is no reason to shoot the messenger because you don't like the message. jaapv has proven himself very Leica knowledgeable time...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 1 Week Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 3,820
Posted By CameraQuest
we do not have that info. Even if we had a poll ...

we do not have that info. Even if we had a poll for that, it too would be limited to those M9 owners who voted.

Polls are admittedly inaccurate, yet they are still more useful than a...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 1 Week Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 3,820
Posted By CameraQuest
probably true, but polls are still better than a...

probably true, but polls are still better than a guess

If you are / were an M9 owner, please VOTE in the Poll !
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 1 Week Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 3,820
Posted By CameraQuest
According to this RFF poll, over 1/3 of those...

According to this RFF poll, over 1/3 of those responding have problems -

- if you are / were an M9 owner and have not yet voted - please VOTE...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 2,230
Posted By CameraQuest
Leica came SO SO CLOSE close to really hitting...

Leica came SO SO CLOSE close to really hitting these Leica O special editions out of the park -

- reasonable prices offering great value
- ultra well done unique replicas of very rare historical...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 2,995
Posted By CameraQuest
The old CEO would most likely forward your...

The old CEO would most likely forward your email.

Stephen
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 2,995
Posted By CameraQuest
Raid, Why not email the new CEO and have a...

Raid,

Why not email the new CEO and have a followup conversation ?

Stephen
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 2,230
Posted By CameraQuest
I don't like Oskar's portrait on my cameras...

I don't like Oskar's portrait on my cameras either. Its easy to take care of.

http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=81769
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By CameraQuest
Things Not What they Seem - The Wandering Madman Music Man Van

Just an ordinary truck?
http://cameraquest.com/jpg/wandering_mad_man_01.jpg

Not quite! Meet The Wandering Madman Music Man giving an free impromptu concert in a downtown San Luis Obispo alley next...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By CameraQuest
1947 Jena Contax II

I don't see that many of these
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jena-Contax-II-ca-1947-Extremely-Rare-Zeiss-35mm-Rangefinder-Camera-Body-/301527469724?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4634700e9c
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 4,380
Posted By CameraQuest
Blackstone already has some losses on the deal if...

Blackstone already has some losses on the deal if Leica return on investment does not meet initial projections.

The new question becomes whether Blackstone can make more money with a big Leica hair...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 1,508
Posted By CameraQuest
You are printing way too dark. I can't separate...

You are printing way too dark.

I can't separate your print from the black background.
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 4,380
Posted By CameraQuest
ANY camera manufacturer would likely be a better...

ANY camera manufacturer would likely be a better long term Leica fit than Blackstone.

That said, Panasonic is probably the most logical given their long and successful relationship with Leica. ...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 4,380
Posted By CameraQuest
Is a Blackstone Exit Best for Leica ?

If Blackstone is not happy with Leica, most likely Leica is not all that happy with Blackstone either.

So Leica gets a new CEO - most likely given the instructions of increasing profits. Good luck...
Forum: RFF News 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 863
Posted By CameraQuest
If Only Everyone Would Do it ...

yes indeed, if only everyone would take the time to accurately title their thread instead of playing guessing games with the thread title.

Unfortunately using an inaccurate thread titles is a sure...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By CameraQuest
Olympus in Financial trouble with Medical Division Liability

see http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-olympus-outbreak-20150302-story.html#page=1
Forum: Nikon Historical Society -- hosted by Bob Rotoloni 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 5,125
Posted By CameraQuest
Congrats to maryland_fotos ! I understand from...

Congrats to maryland_fotos !

I understand from Bob Rotoloni that this esteemed handsome intelligent looking learned book cat will become the NHS mascot!

Stephen
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 785
Posted By CameraQuest
The M240's Successor - what would you like to see ?

Eventually Leica will introduce the M240's successor.

A separate thread is guessing when.

What new features or improvements would you like to see in it ?

Personally I would like to see -

a state...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,975
Posted By CameraQuest
When will Leica introduce the M240's Successor ?

Please note the key word is INTRODUCE. If history is any guide, the camera won't likely be sold to the public until 3 to 4 months afterward.

Perhaps introduced at about the same time might be a new...
Forum: Nikon RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 794
Posted By CameraQuest
FROM BOB ROTOLONI: Stephen I have seen other...

FROM BOB ROTOLONI:

Stephen

I have seen other VERY LATE finders fron Nikon where the logo is gone and replaced by just Nikon. It is possible that they made some late runs from leftover parts to...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,038
Posted By CameraQuest
The proof is in the pudding if you can pull this...

The proof is in the pudding if you can pull this out.
Its your lens - your choice.
Unfortunately the bottom line is that "careless" and "untrained" often end up with the same results.

I've lost...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,038
Posted By CameraQuest
as you have proven in this thread, lens repair is...

as you have proven in this thread, lens repair is not for untrained newbies.

I suggest you get the lens and camera to a professional tech before you mess it up to the point that your repair bill...
Forum: Nikon RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 794
Posted By CameraQuest
the Nikonos had a 35/2.5 lens usable above or...

the Nikonos had a 35/2.5 lens usable above or below water.

It may be a Nikonos finder.

Stephen
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 172
Views: 4,145
Posted By CameraQuest
the only people I know of who might hate street...

the only people I know of who might hate street photography,
are the ones being photographed without their permission.
Forum: Forum HELP ! 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By CameraQuest
Right now notifications are turned off. We were...

Right now notifications are turned off.

We were having some problems with them that we are working to resolve.

Best,
Stephen
Forum: Other CSC Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 5,303
Posted By CameraQuest
I hope the Konost RF makes it to production. But...

I hope the Konost RF makes it to production.

But I think I will hold out for the black paint pre-brassed Lenny Kravitz version,
or the olive Safari,
or the David Douglas Duncan edition
or better...
Forum: Other CSC Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 5,303
Posted By CameraQuest
I wonder if Konost will be on Shark Tank....

I wonder if Konost will be on Shark Tank.

Apparently Konost is a startup looking for funding.

Time will tell. Nevertheless, its nice to see a potential competitor knocking on the door of...
Forum: Other CSC Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 5,303
Posted By CameraQuest
take a look at this:...

take a look at this: http://konost.com/?page_id=6714

They are planning a full frame live view digital rangefinder as well as a smaller APS-C live view digital rangefinder.

Not too shabby since this...
Forum: The Business Of Photography 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 2,775
Posted By CameraQuest
NY Times - Peter Lik's Astounding Success and Marketing

fascinating New York Time Article
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/22/business/peter-liks-recipe-for-success-sell-prints-print-money.html?_r=0

the incredible story of inventing a photography niche...
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