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Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film

Discuss Image processing -- traditional darkoom or digital lightroom here. Notice there are subcategories to narrow down subject matter. .
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Rangefinder Photography Discussion

General discussions about Rangefinder Photography. This is a great place for questions and answers that are not addressed in a specific category. Take note there is also a General Photography forum.
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Photography General Interest

Neat Photo stuff NOT particularly about Rangefinders.
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RFF Polls

Polls are available in every forum now, this one will be retired soon.
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Street Photography

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Optics Theory -

This forum is aimed towards the TECHNICAL side of photographic OPTICS THEORY. There will be some overlap by camera/manufacturer, but this forum is for the heavy duty tech discussions. This is NOT the place to discuss a specific lens or lens line, do that in the appropriate forum. This is the forum to discuss optics or lenses in general, to learn about the tech behind the lenses and images. IF you have a question about a specific lens, post it in the forum about that type of camera, NOT HERE.
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Help / Feedback forum

This area should address site improvements and help with the forum.
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Testing Forum

This forum is for test posts. Experiment here with creating posts, attaching/uploading images, testing image sizes, etc. Note that threads in this forum are purged regularly.
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Coffee With Mentors

RFF is very fortunate to have a few outstanding volunteers willing to share their expertise with the RFF membership. Really folks, these people are among the best of the best in their specialties. Be nice and savor the chance to exchange thoughts with them! .

IMPORTANT READ THIS: Please observe copyright laws by not copying and posting their material elsewhere without permission.

Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com

It is almost never that an inventor improves on a Leica product so that it is better than the original Leica product. Tom holds that distinction with his RapidWinder for Leica M rangefinders -- a bottom mounting baseplate trigger advance. In addition Tom manufacturers other Leica accessories such as his very popular Soft Release and MiniSoftRelease shutter releases. Tom is well known as one of the true Leica rangefinder experts, even by Leica. IMPORTANT READ THIS: CWE Forum hosts have moderation powers within their forum. Please observe copyright laws by not copying and posting their material elsewhere without permission.
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Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author

“Our autobiography is written in our contact sheets, and our opinion of the world in our selects”

"Never ever confuse sharp with good, or you will end up shaving with an ice cream cone and licking a razor blade."

Bill Pierce is one of the most successful Leica photographers and authors ever. I initially "met" Bill in the wonderful 1973 15th edition Leica Manual (the one with the M5 on the cover). I kept reading and re-reading his four chapters, continually amazed at his knoweldge and ability, thinking "if I only knew a small part of what this guy knows... wow." I looked foward to his monthly columns in Camera 35 and devoured them like a starving man. Bill has worked as a photojournalist for 25 years, keyword: WORK. Many photogs dream of the professional photographer's life that Bill has earned and enjoyed. Probably Bill'

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Brian Sweeney - DIYS Modifications

DIYS aka Do It Yourself Projects - mostly gear modifications
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Jason Schneider - The Camera Collector

Jason Schneider is perhaps the world's most famous expert on camera collecting. Over the course of his long career he has been a photojournalist, a commercial photographer, and a camera test manager. For 18 years he wrote his incredibly influential Camera Collector monthly column at the still deeply missed MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY magazine where Jason was also Editorial Director. Modern was followed by his 16 year stint as Editor-Chief of Popular Photography, then the world's largest imaging magazine. Along the way many of his Modern Camera collecting articles were republished in the wonderful 3 volume set JASON SCHNEIDER ON CAMERA COLLECTING.

Focusing on a wide range of interests, Jason has been an avid photography enthusiast, writer, and lecturer a
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Nikon Historical Society

The Nikon Historical Society was founded by Nikon Historian Robert Rotoloni. He is arguably the world's greatest Nikon source and historical authority. He is author of the best book on Nikon rangefinders, the incredible encylopedic "The Complete Nikon Rangefinder System." It is a must have for serious Nikon collectors.
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back alley's In The Bag

Joe's quest for the ultimate Camera Bag! So many bags .. so little time ...
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Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book

Roger Hicks is a well known photographic writer, author of The Rangefinder Book, over three dozen other photographic books, and a frequent contributor to Shutterbug and Amateur Photographer. Unusually in today's photographic world, most of his camera reviews are film cameras, especially rangefinders. See www.rogerandfrances.com for further background (Frances is his wife Frances Schultz, acknowledged darkroom addict and fellow Shutterbug contributor) .

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Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique

From time to time its been suggested that RFF have a mentor Photography help section in terms of Technique - how to shoot this or that. 1st of all I had to find someone whose work I really like. 2ndly that photog had to be willing help others. That's the catch: so many excellent photogs just are not wiling to make the time for that, or just as likely, simply don't give a damn about helping others. SimonSawSunlight is an excellent up and coming photog whose work seems to go well beyond his 24 years.

You can view Simon's work at http://www.simonbephotography.com/ and www.facebook.com/simonbphotography Simon has been published in in FAZ (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung), LFI (Leica Fotografie International) and more recently in Radiate Magazine. He also recently had a large solo-exhibition in Berlin. Not too Shabby! So, let us begin this adventure and see where it goes. Than

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Jim Lager - Leica Historian

Jim Lager is widely considered the best Leica historian ever, having authored arguably the best selection of Leica history books ever written. RFF is very fortunate to have access to his amazing Leica knowledge.
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Chris Crawford

I am pleased to announced a long time member has agreed to help and mentor others in photographic technique. As he has long done so, perhaps this forum is a bit overdue. Christopher Crawford has been a professional artist and photographer for 20 years, most of that time spent documenting life in northern Indiana with his photographs and the stories that he writes to accompany them. In addition, Chris also creates tutorials where he teaches photography techniques, film processing, digital editing, film scanning, and printing. Ask Chris your technical questions, or to critique your photos. You can see more of his tutorials at http://crawfordphotoschool.com
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Helen Hill's Conundrums

Life and Photography's Mysteries and Conundrums. Which way did they go? Which way did they go? Is your life better for your photography? The negative, is that all there is? And vice versa ?
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Leicas and other Leica Mount Cameras While not the first commercial 35mm camera offered for sale (that honor goes to the American Simplex in 1913) , Leica's overwhelming success starting in the 1920's really put 35mm photography on map. Over time Leica expanded into different lens mounts and formats. Add to that other camera manufacturers producing Leica mount cameras. This forum is dedicated to all things Leica and Leica mount.

Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors

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Leica M Lenses and Images

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Leica M11, M10, 240 family, M-P, M60

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Leica M9 / ME

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Leica Monochrom - All M Models

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Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR

Smaller than full frame digital Leica M mount cameras. The Ricoh is included as a less expensive and viable digital Leica M lens platform.
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Digital M Reported Problems - all Models

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Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series

For the Leica Q, CL, T, X series digital cameras
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Leica SL

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Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder

A dedicated forum to the first Digital Leica M mount rangefinder camera.
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Pixii Digital M Camera

French made Digital M camera
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Leica M Film Cameras

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Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film

This forum is about all things Leica CL and Minolta CLE, remarkable compact M film cameras
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Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras

Made in Japan by Cosina in partnership with Voigtlander, the many modern Voigtlander Leica Screw Mount and Leica M mount bodies offer inexpensive and often unique options into entering the world of Leica rangefinder photography.
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Voigtlander Lenses and Images

Post threads showing images from Cosina Voigtlander Leica mount lenses here.
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Konica Hexar RF & Zeiss Ikon ZM Rangefinders

Konica and Zeiss versions of the AE electronic film rangefinder camera
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Leica Screw Mounts, Canon & Other Leica Copies

All Leica Thread Mount ("LTM") cameras including Barnack, Canon and other Leica LTM Copies are combined here to encourage a more useful discussion of this entire fascinating group. Also LTM lenses from various makers
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Sony Alpha / NEX Mirrorless

Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models

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Sony RX Series

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Sony NEX APS-C format

For the many Sony fixed lens digital compact cameras
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Fuji X Series

Fuji X Lenses & Images

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Fuji X Series

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Fuji X-100 Series

This forum is for fans of the rangefinder retrostyled Fuji X Series of digital cameras.
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Classic Film RangeFinders & Other Classics These discontinued classic film rangefinders of all formats offer interesting shooting and image experiences - often at a bargain price!

Hasselblad - Film

Film Hasselblads have only increased popularity the last few years, along with rising prices.
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Nikon RF

This forum is dedicated to Nikon Rangefinders: the Nikon One, Nikon M, Nikon S, Nikon S2, Nikon SP, Nikon S3, Nikon S4, and Nikon S3M, Nikon S3 2000, Nikon SP 2005. Plus the ONLY production camera ever made in Nikon Rangefinder mount WITH TTL metering ... the Voigtlander Bessa R2S.
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Zeiss Contax

Forum for the classic Zeiss Contax I, II, III, IIa, IIIa , G series, and if you want to push it, the nice Contax point and shoots. Some spill over from the Kievs, the Soviet copy of the Contax II/III can also be expected. Plus the ONLY production camera ever made in classic Zeiss Contax Rangefinder mount WITH TTL metering ... the Voigtlander Bessa R2C.
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FSU Former Soviet Union RF

This forum is for the Former Soviet Union rangefinder cameras, especially the many and various Fed, Zorki, and Kiev.
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Yashica RF

For all Yashica Rangefinder cameras, whether fixed lens or classic Leica Screw Mount !
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Olympus RF

This forum is for the Olympus rangefinders.
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Kodak Rangefinders

This forum is for all of the many types of Kodak Rangefinder cameras, including 35mm Kodak Retinas and Ektras rangefinders. The Retinas are known for their German engineering, relatively modest price and superb lenses. The Ektras are known as by far the finest 35mm American made rangefinder ever made.
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Foca Cameras

Incredibly different French rangefinders. Why do anything like those pesky Germans, when the French can do it BETTER??
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Argus RF

Forum for Argus RF nuts. The American made Argus C-3 may be the most prolific rangefinder, with over 3 million cameras produced! While American RF nutz of the 1950's may have yearned for a Leica, Zeiss, Canon or Nikon, most of them used an Argus !
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Fixed Lens 35mm RF

This forum is dedicated to the numerous and popular fixed lens rangefinders, including but not limited to the Canon Canonets, Konica III and S series, Minoltas, Ricohs, Vivitars, and so many others. Note fixed lens Olympus , Yashicas, Argus and Retina have separate forums.
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Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras

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Scale Focus 35's

Though not rangefinders, scale focus 35's are 1st cousins. This forum includes such popular gems as the Rollei 35's, Petri 35's, and the Olympus XA-4.
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Half Frames / Subminiatures

This forum is for all half frame 35mm cameras, including the very popular Olympus Pens and their SLR cousins, the Pen F and Pen FT, as well as all smaller than half frame subminiature film cameras.
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Xpan & Other Panoramics

For Hasselblad Xpan, Xpan II, Fuji TX-1 and TX-2, and all other Panoramic cameras
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Other RF

Forum for the many Rangefinder cameras that do not have a dedicated RFF forum.
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SLRs - the unRF

For those of you who must talk about SLRs, if only to confirm they are not RF.
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SLRs - Exaktas, Exas, cameras & lenses

The Exakta system was the largest and most successful 35mm SLR system until the late 1950's . Now they are sadly forgotten, but picking up steam as their lenses are so easily adaptable in the mirrorless world. Dedicated to the diehard Exakta and Exa fans that recognize Japanese made SLRs are just a passing fad ..
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120 / 220 film RF's

120 / 220 format rangefinders including Fuji, Koni-Omega, Mamiya Press, Linhof 6x7/6x9 cameras, Mamiya 6/7 among others, but excluding the 120 folders and the Voigtlander 667 cameras that have their own forums.
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120 film RF Folders

120/220 Format Folding Rangefinders, including the various classic Zeiss Ikontas, Voigtlander Bessas, and their Ruskie copies.
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BRONICA all models

all things Bronica, the zenius of Zenzaman
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Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole /

Dedicated to Lomo (NOT the same as Lomography) / Diana, Holga and Pinhole and photography. Not recommended for those endlessly obsessing over the sharpest lens.
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Lomography

Dedicated to discuss all Lomography Products
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Polaroid & Fuji Instax

All things Polaroid and Fuji Instax
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TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex

another alternative to the dreaded SLR way of seeing, this forum for all format TLR cameras
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Large Format Film RF

Forum for Large Format Rangefinders (generally 4x5 or larger format) iIncluding Linhof 4x5, Graflex 4x5, and other Large Format Rangefinders.
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Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media

If you are a photographer, it's difficult not to appreciate movies too. In this forum you can discuss movies, as well as the cameras used in them. What camera used in what film / TV show etc has long been a topic of discussion at RFF. Whether the Exakta and 400mm Kilfitt lens in Hitchcock's Rear Window or the Nikons in Eastwood's Bridges of Madison County, cameras are tools which reflect the time and technology of the film.
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Digital Cameras Contrary to RFF rumor, non RF digital cameras may exist.

Digital: Medium & Larger Format

For all digital medium and larger format cameras - Hasselblad, Leica, Mamiya, Pentax, Imacon, film slrs with digital backs, etc
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Digital Compacts

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Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic

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Nikon Z Mirrorless

Overdue about 3 years, the Nikon Z Mirrorless system finally arrived in 2018!
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CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras -

This new category of digital Compact System Cameras with interchangeable lenses was mislabeled for a time as "Mirrorless Cameras" by those forgetting about "Mirrorless" Rangefinder cameras. Such confusion is easily understandable, since interchangeable rangefinder cameras were only recently introduced in 1932. hmm. CSC or Compact System Camera is probably the best category description to date, although I am fond of the old RFF desigation of CEVIL indicating Compact Electronic Viewfidner Interchangeable Lens. This forum is here at RFF because via adapters these cameras offer an inexpensive way to use rangefinder lenses on digital cameras -- in addition of just about every 35mm SLR lens you can think of. All offer the photo enthusiast an incredible array of adopted lenses which was not possible before these new digital formats. This group continues to grow in popularity and new camera m
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Being a Photographer

Photogs / Photo Exhibits

This is the place to discuss a particular Photographer (work, style, life, whatever), as well as to post Gallery and Museum Photo Exhibitions and your own impressions of them. As we march on in this new digital world, it is often too easy to forget about the visual importance of the photographic print, as well as their financial importance to the photographer. It is also interesting to remember that some guy named Gene Smith shot with lenses that many lens test reading "never had a picture published in their life" amateurs would turn up their their noses at, as being "unacceptable."
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Technique: How To Shoot It

Ask questions about how to take pics, as well as share your own favorite shooting tips.
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Business / Philosophy of Photography

Taking pics is one thing, but understanding why we take them, what they mean, what they are best used for, how they effect our reality -- all of these and more are important issues of the Philosophy of Photography. One of the best authors on the subject is Susan Sontag in her book "On Photography."
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Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs

This is the place to talk about Photo Books, Photography Magazines, Photography Articles, as well as specialized Photo booksellers. Some books are a lot better than others, so it really does make a difference which ones you buy!
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Travel

This is the place you ask for travel advice, or share your own tips. Topics include destinations, sight seeing, and best / smartest ways for traveling with a camera.
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Off Topic

Feel like venting or just passing a joke? If so, do it here. Please keep it clean. Minors do visit this site.
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Gearhead Delights

Repair / Camera Care

This is a good place to discuss the care and repair of your photo gear. You can share Do-It-Yourself repair and maintenance, as well as your recommendations for pro repairs. This new forum was created 4/1/07. PLEASE title your thread wisely, so others searching for a certain make of camera or repair person can find your thread easily!
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Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc

A place to discuss the delights of photo accessories, including bags, meters, tripods, filters, straps, camera cases, lens hoods, anything non digital that can make your gearhead life a little bit more enjoyable.
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Clubs, Critique, RFF Projects, Salon Group club and image activities.

W/NW Words no Words.

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Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views

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Regional Clubs by Geographic area

This forum is dedicated to phot clubs and gatherings based on location. Below are some key geographical regions where members gather for projects, social events and so on. If you would like your area added, simply ask.
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