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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-12-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,329
Posted By ray*j*gun
Great work saving another wonderful Barnack!

Great work saving another wonderful Barnack!
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-18-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,305
Posted By ray*j*gun
Plus one here!

Plus one here!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-06-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 4,250
Posted By ray*j*gun
Sounds good Huss.

Sounds good Huss.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-30-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,454
Posted By ray*j*gun
Plus 0ne and do the work at night just in case.

Plus 0ne and do the work at night just in case.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-19-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,635
Posted By ray*j*gun
I have a iiic from 1948 I believe with vertical...

I have a iiic from 1948 I believe with vertical sharkskin. Its my favorite covering.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 16,674
Posted By ray*j*gun
Ill be trying this film. And its a C41 process?...

Ill be trying this film. And its a C41 process? Any tips on how best to process?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-15-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 2,123
Posted By ray*j*gun
Thanks Shawn!!

Thanks Shawn!!
Forum: Yashica RF 04-06-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 3,846
Posted By ray*j*gun
Also makes great low light time AE exposures. I...

Also makes great low light time AE exposures. I believe they can AE up to 30 seconds. I have one with and love it.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-05-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,015
Posted By ray*j*gun
Barnacks are great cameras!! I have 4 myself from...

Barnacks are great cameras!! I have 4 myself from a IIIa to a IIIfRDST however if it has been serviced, then you should factor that in. These cameras are too old to just ignore maintenance. Same with...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-28-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,010
Posted By ray*j*gun
I use an Epson V500 and if I am careful about...

I use an Epson V500 and if I am careful about dust neg scans are quite good. Flat bed scanners are not that costly and can do a fine job with some PP.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-23-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 4,318
Posted By ray*j*gun
I got a Nokton for Christmas and could not be...

I got a Nokton for Christmas and could not be happier with the lens. Happy to see how well it compares to the 2 Leica monsters. The Nokton on my M8 in B&W is hard to beat.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-05-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 28,432
Posted By ray*j*gun
https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7746/26609966653_4f7...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7746/26609966653_4f72ad4537_k.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-01-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,004
Posted By ray*j*gun
Best deals in film cameras and the lens is great...

Best deals in film cameras and the lens is great as noted. I have 4 of these Nikons or I would buy it.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-28-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,560
Posted By ray*j*gun
Plus one on this I have found that it helps a ton.

Plus one on this I have found that it helps a ton.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-23-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 4,797
Posted By ray*j*gun
Yes that seems like weird....

Yes that seems like weird....
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-22-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 2,199
Posted By ray*j*gun
Incredible.

Incredible.
Forum: Argus RF 02-11-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 5,355
Posted By ray*j*gun
If your classmate is into SLR's, there are some...

If your classmate is into SLR's, there are some great prices for top notch gear these days. EG late model Nikkormats with pre-ais lenses.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-09-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 5,973
Posted By ray*j*gun
Plus one for the X100. Great camera and I love...

Plus one for the X100. Great camera and I love the files.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-09-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 5,815
Posted By ray*j*gun
Look for a nice J8 or even an I61 if you prefer....

Look for a nice J8 or even an I61 if you prefer. Both are excellent once adjusted for the Bessa/Leica body.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-08-2017
Replies: 81
Views: 13,769
Posted By ray*j*gun
Yes Raid I remember that . You were referring to...

Yes Raid I remember that . You were referring to my R2S Historical kit which had the very same lens. I foolishly sold that kit and now would love to have it back.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-29-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 3,424
Posted By ray*j*gun
Sad indeed!

Sad indeed!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-28-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,754
Posted By ray*j*gun
Lets see how old is the camera? How old is the...

Lets see how old is the camera? How old is the gear lube? Even if it works how long will it take to ruin the gears if run with sticky or solid gummed up lube? If you want a camera and not a show...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-28-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,754
Posted By ray*j*gun
Yep the real deal and I would ditch the original...

Yep the real deal and I would ditch the original cover and unfortunate flash sync right quick. Send it to Don at DAG. He is the best esp for Barnacks IMO.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-23-2017
Replies: 103
Views: 7,771
Posted By ray*j*gun
Yep plus one.

Yep plus one.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-21-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By ray*j*gun
That is really nice Blumoon. One reason I love...

That is really nice Blumoon. One reason I love this forum!!
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-19-2017
Replies: 88
Views: 11,200
Posted By ray*j*gun
Plus one .... I have an original X100 and like it...

Plus one .... I have an original X100 and like it so much I picked up the 2 screw in lens', which work extraordinarily well. I have no issues what so ever with the operation and IQ of this camera...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-18-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 4,038
Posted By ray*j*gun
I don't think its a dreadful design flaw at all....

I don't think its a dreadful design flaw at all. Given the small size and quality of construction its a small effort to make.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-18-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 4,038
Posted By ray*j*gun
Nikkormat since you said it didnt have to be an...

Nikkormat since you said it didnt have to be an RF. They can be had for a song including a fine Pre Ai lens.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-16-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,402
Posted By ray*j*gun
https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7746/26609966653_4f7...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7746/26609966653_4f72ad4537_k.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-15-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 2,670
Posted By ray*j*gun
References to the Ricoh Gr.... are the accolades...

References to the Ricoh Gr.... are the accolades around the original camera or do they extend to the GRII as well?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-08-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 945
Posted By ray*j*gun
Thanks Jon. As always, very helpful!

Thanks Jon. As always, very helpful!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,844
Posted By ray*j*gun
Nicely done! Now the M2 which many (lol me) feel...

Nicely done! Now the M2 which many (lol me) feel is the more pure expression of the mechanical camera. (pls dont throw any rocks at me, its just my opinion.:D)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-08-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 945
Posted By ray*j*gun
21mm CV Nikon S mount on M

Some years ago I bought an Amedeo adapter to use CV Nikon S mount lenses on my M cameras. But I never tried the 21mm CV Nikon S mount lens with the adapter. Has any one done this and is there any...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-06-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,762
Posted By ray*j*gun
Yep I'm one who used Kreckel and would not, I...

Yep I'm one who used Kreckel and would not, I repeat NOT recommend him for anything! Sorry I seldom opine like this but for him I will make an exception.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-05-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 17,616
Posted By ray*j*gun
Just great to see this. I love 120 chromes and...

Just great to see this. I love 120 chromes and will hope that Kodak will see fit to issue it soon after 35. So excited about this!!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-05-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 806
Posted By ray*j*gun
Thanks Fenixv8!

Thanks Fenixv8!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-05-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 806
Posted By ray*j*gun
Thanks SaveK. This will be a one time job (I hope...

Thanks SaveK. This will be a one time job (I hope anyway) so it would be better to work with the basic tools as you suggest.

Thanks again!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-05-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 806
Posted By ray*j*gun
Thanks Dito!

Thanks Dito!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-05-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 806
Posted By ray*j*gun
I should have mentioned that I am from the Phila...

I should have mentioned that I am from the Phila area and the wedding will be a destination event at Virginia Beach.

Thanks
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-05-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 806
Posted By ray*j*gun
Question Help with a wedding shoot

Its been years since I shot a wedding and I have lost touch with suppliers and resources. I have agreed to shoot the wedding of a close friend's daughter and would like some advice on who to use to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-02-2017
Replies: 2,998
Views: 478,099
Posted By ray*j*gun
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/734/31215408024_6abb...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/734/31215408024_6abbe20445_k.jpg

My daughter the Veterinarian (on left) preparing a cat for surgery.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-30-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 3,758
Posted By ray*j*gun
Plus 1 for this and an F would work as well.

Plus 1 for this and an F would work as well.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-26-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 4,777
Posted By ray*j*gun
I had a 7s for years and it was a stout camera...

I had a 7s for years and it was a stout camera with great feel and handling. On mine the meter worked well as also. Not sure why I sold it as it was a tank of a body with excellent functionality.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2016
Replies: 64
Views: 3,508
Posted By ray*j*gun
A CV Nokton 1,1 50mm lens. So excited to strap it...

A CV Nokton 1,1 50mm lens. So excited to strap it on my M8u.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-23-2016
Replies: 78
Views: 5,593
Posted By ray*j*gun
I know Henry S has a huge waiting list but I...

I know Henry S has a huge waiting list but I might be tempted to use him for such a nice camera.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-20-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 3,113
Posted By ray*j*gun
Something about M8 images that I love. I use mine...

Something about M8 images that I love. I use mine mostly for B&W but am beginning to appreciate color.
Forum: Argus RF 12-18-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,783
Posted By ray*j*gun
I love the C3's big time. I am lucky enough to...

I love the C3's big time. I am lucky enough to own one that has been serviced. I also have taken some good shots with it and even managed to pick up half an EverReady case. Also have an A2b in...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-17-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 2,961
Posted By ray*j*gun
Thanks for the heads up.

Thanks for the heads up.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-17-2016
Replies: 185
Views: 23,666
Posted By ray*j*gun
Plus one!!

Plus one!!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-15-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 8,427
Posted By ray*j*gun
M2 button rewind no self-timer.

M2 button rewind no self-timer.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-10-2016
Replies: 86
Views: 7,026
Posted By ray*j*gun
I still think the F is a better looking camera,...

I still think the F is a better looking camera, and there's no doubt that it's more historically important, but the important thing is that this was 40+ years ago. Arguing about which old camera is...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-02-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 2,902
Posted By ray*j*gun
I'd love to have a ZM Planar 50 but have been...

I'd love to have a ZM Planar 50 but have been scared away by the wobble issues which I have read about here and elsewhere. I have a number of CV lenses and none of them have any mechanical blips. My...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-25-2016
Replies: 167
Views: 14,715
Posted By ray*j*gun
This is the wrong site to try BS'ing members....

This is the wrong site to try BS'ing members. Fess up.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-24-2016
Replies: 231
Views: 12,849
Posted By ray*j*gun
I must be a real fool .... I spent 6 years in the...

I must be a real fool .... I spent 6 years in the Marine Corps, 1969 through 1975. Have a umber of blades for various purposes and have more than one gun. Sorry for getting off point.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-23-2016
Replies: 90
Views: 29,671
Posted By ray*j*gun
https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5736/31051112092_95e...

https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5736/31051112092_95e9d73b8e_b.jpg


Retina IIc low res scan
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-23-2016
Replies: 167
Views: 14,715
Posted By ray*j*gun
This thread is depressing:p

This thread is depressing:p
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-22-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By ray*j*gun
Was that the only image that was damaged?

Was that the only image that was damaged?
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-22-2016
Replies: 231
Views: 12,849
Posted By ray*j*gun
Swiss Army knife and a Spiderco Tashan Salt....

Swiss Army knife and a Spiderco Tashan Salt. Everyday.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-21-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 2,846
Posted By ray*j*gun
1936 Leica IIIa in excellent +++ condition.

1936 Leica IIIa in excellent +++ condition.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-21-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,118
Posted By ray*j*gun
That may be, but I believe the coatings are...

That may be, but I believe the coatings are vastly different as the lens matured. That can have a significant impact on the IQ of the lens.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2016
Replies: 105
Views: 7,067
Posted By ray*j*gun
Plus 1, esp with the plain prism.

Plus 1, esp with the plain prism.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-12-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 8,427
Posted By ray*j*gun
M2 button rewind, any speed. Contax IIa one...

M2 button rewind, any speed. Contax IIa one second.
Forum: Nikon RF 11-09-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,409
Posted By ray*j*gun
Get it serviced and keep it. There are no...

Get it serviced and keep it. There are no comparable cameras out there IMO
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-05-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 946
Posted By ray*j*gun
My fav TLR is the C220....fine camera and plenty...

My fav TLR is the C220....fine camera and plenty of nice glass cheap.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-05-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 5,865
Posted By ray*j*gun
Yep, +1 for Igor's

Yep, +1 for Igor's
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-04-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,574
Posted By ray*j*gun
I had a Katzeye (self installed) in my old D90...

I had a Katzeye (self installed) in my old D90 and it worked so well I got one for my D7000. Both worked with no extra shim work. Thanks for the tips on alternative vendors but I will have to be...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-03-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,574
Posted By ray*j*gun
Katzeye Optics

This may be old news to some but I was considering a Nikon Df and wanted to switch to a Katzeye screen which works great on my D7000 but discovered they are...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-24-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,627
Posted By ray*j*gun
Also the CV Color Skopar 50mm 2.5 is a great...

Also the CV Color Skopar 50mm 2.5 is a great lens!!! KR is not the best source for all reviews.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-24-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,627
Posted By ray*j*gun
The R3m has a light meter. You just have a...

The R3m has a light meter. You just have a mechanical shutter withe the M's vs electronic with the A's. Also the A's let you shoot aperture priority but the M's don't.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-22-2016
Replies: 55
Views: 10,723
Posted By ray*j*gun
Any concern about the Zeiss wobble I have read...

Any concern about the Zeiss wobble I have read about for some time?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-22-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 4,007
Posted By ray*j*gun
"I've had an M8 since they first came out. As...

"I've had an M8 since they first came out. As pointed out earlier, setting the shutter mode to discrete muffles the sound somewhat. There is also a good workaround for the ISO issue. It was first...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 10-20-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,032
Posted By ray*j*gun
Yes that would be a great help and would def get...

Yes that would be a great help and would def get more photos in the threads.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-20-2016
Replies: 2,527
Views: 621,386
Posted By ray*j*gun
https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5681/29815812474_5d7...

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Lake placid 2016
Forum: Yashica RF 10-20-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,837
Posted By ray*j*gun
Lightbulb Hey I would be happy to help out...I would even...

Hey I would be happy to help out...I would even pay the postage.;)
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-16-2016
Replies: 136
Views: 15,717
Posted By ray*j*gun
For rangefinder shooting my fav 50 is my CV Color...

For rangefinder shooting my fav 50 is my CV Color Skopar... small sharp and quick to focus. Certainly fast enough. I have faster lenses but the size and weight keep them on the shelf most of the time.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-16-2016
Replies: 65
Views: 4,216
Posted By ray*j*gun
Then of course you start to look at black...

Then of course you start to look at black Barnacks.... well maybe thats just me. My first was a iiic now i have all but a G and of course that wonderful black one with my name on it.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 10-14-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,527
Posted By ray*j*gun
Have you film tested the cameras as yet? It is...

Have you film tested the cameras as yet? It is also possible that these went cheaply because of the lack of understanding on the part of the seller. As stated lens prices will not be going down IMO...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-10-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,297
Posted By ray*j*gun
Excellent old school stuff. F11 and be...

Excellent old school stuff. F11 and be there...with an F....
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-09-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By ray*j*gun
Henry Scherer is (or at least was last time I...

Henry Scherer is (or at least was last time I used him) a master with Contax but I agree he is not likely to do a fast job nor is his level of skill necessary for that lens CLA. If you want a sure...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-07-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,724
Posted By ray*j*gun
I did install a Katz Eye screen and I guess I was...

I did install a Katz Eye screen and I guess I was a lucky one since it worked well and installed easily. Having said that I still use the green dot when in doubt. I would not have wanted to adjust...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-07-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,724
Posted By ray*j*gun
I own a D610 and a D7000 and I don't see any...

I own a D610 and a D7000 and I don't see any problems what-so-ever with the D7000. In fact since I got the 610 I had to clean the sensor twice due to oil spots and the D7000 has been nothing but a...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 10-06-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 8,335
Posted By ray*j*gun
I had a Widelux for a while and was very very...

I had a Widelux for a while and was very very disappointed in the images. I have thought about a Hassey Xpan but very expensive.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-06-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,027
Posted By ray*j*gun
The Heliar was included in the Bessa R2s...

The Heliar was included in the Bessa R2s historical kit that I bought (then sold later). It was odd looking but quite sharp and had nice OOF. No F stop clicks then either.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-05-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,299
Posted By ray*j*gun
On the highest end for the Black F, mine is one...

On the highest end for the Black F, mine is one of the last made in fact the serial number is beyond the normal range of the 1973 batch. 7456XXX. Mine looks like a time capsule camera that I really...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-05-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 3,942
Posted By ray*j*gun
I use both but prefer the prism on my Rollie and...

I use both but prefer the prism on my Rollie and my C220. I have a hard time keeping the image level when using the WLF and so use them mostly for posed shots. I hate the extra weight of the prisms...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 3,595
Posted By ray*j*gun
It also depends on how important the cash return...

It also depends on how important the cash return is on the sale. Clearly keeping the 124g will improve your cash flow but its not in the same league as the Rollei or Hassy.

Without the economic...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-28-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 3,184
Posted By ray*j*gun
Yes far too much to overcome. thanks for the...

Yes far too much to overcome. thanks for the comments and help guys.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-28-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 3,184
Posted By ray*j*gun
Sad.... guess I will pass on the "great deals" on...

Sad.... guess I will pass on the "great deals" on 220 backs for the Blad. Thanks.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-28-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 3,184
Posted By ray*j*gun
Question 220 Film Production

I guess I have been living in a bubble but whatever... my question is does anyone still produce 220 roll film?

I am especially interested in monochrome but at this point I would like to know whether...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-27-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,536
Posted By ray*j*gun
Roger, I agree with you intellectually and I use...

Roger, I agree with you intellectually and I use my gear although sparingly these days. However gear can be emotional and I am a sucker for my fav film cameras when they are mint or very excellent....
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-27-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,536
Posted By ray*j*gun
My opinion is that any camera as old as the ones...

My opinion is that any camera as old as the ones in question will need service unless it already has (and that can be documented.) Often "shelf queens" do not run well because they have not been used...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-22-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 3,975
Posted By ray*j*gun
Wow that is amazing!!!!!

Wow that is amazing!!!!!
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-22-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 3,975
Posted By ray*j*gun
Lol!!! (ten characters)

Lol!!! (ten characters)
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-22-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 3,975
Posted By ray*j*gun
My black Nikkormat which I suppose Huss would...

My black Nikkormat which I suppose Huss would approve of.104767
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-22-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 3,975
Posted By ray*j*gun
The fact is that they were "issue" but did not do...

The fact is that they were "issue" but did not do as well in the conditions as the Nikkormat due to the various removable parts. They were more prone to getting dirt and sand in the VF and even the...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-22-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 3,975
Posted By ray*j*gun
Thanks Roger, As a teen I remember seeing the...

Thanks Roger,

As a teen I remember seeing the Pro's using Nikon F Photomics and hence forth always associated them with professional photographers. I think they are beautiful but in that form...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-22-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 3,975
Posted By ray*j*gun
It took me many years to fine the black F's...

It took me many years to fine the black F's below, but they are both mint and the prisms have just had the foam replaced and the Photomic was calibrated and so works as well as it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-21-2016
Replies: 101
Views: 6,080
Posted By ray*j*gun
Yes a button re-wind. Made in 1959 and purchased...

Yes a button re-wind. Made in 1959 and purchased from Helen Hill in 2010. Run it regularly and just shot a role of Portra at the Jersey shore - Cape May.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-20-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,492
Posted By ray*j*gun
So poor technique when loading the spools plus...

So poor technique when loading the spools plus lack of agitation....I found out that the lab hand processes the B&W film using plastic tanks and spools (see Chris Crawford's comments).
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-19-2016
Replies: 81
Views: 13,769
Posted By ray*j*gun
This lens came with my Bessa R2s (historical...

This lens came with my Bessa R2s (historical society version) which I stupidly sold and too cheap at that. The results from that lens were excellent, sharp and great IQ overall. Also light if a...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-18-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,881
Posted By ray*j*gun
I just cleaned my 1,8 which I find to be one of...

I just cleaned my 1,8 which I find to be one of the nicest lens' for my film M. I have never owned the 1,4 but would like to try one out at some point.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-18-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,084
Posted By ray*j*gun
I have never gotten the various sensor types...

I have never gotten the various sensor types straight in my mind so my comments may be obvious to those here who are expert in digi matters.

I never have to worry about over saturation on my M8...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-17-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,492
Posted By ray*j*gun
I agree Dan.... I tried this lab because I could...

I agree Dan.... I tried this lab because I could drive there instead of schlepping into the big city (Phila). I have limited lab experience doing film processing but even I thought it looked like...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-17-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,492
Posted By ray*j*gun
Thanks Chris

Thanks Chris
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-17-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,492
Posted By ray*j*gun
Its a small shop named The Photography Center in...

Its a small shop named The Photography Center in Malvern which is sub of Phila.

I will go back to using the big labs in town from now on!
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-17-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,492
Posted By ray*j*gun
I didn't want to bias this question based on my...

I didn't want to bias this question based on my limited lab time but I also thought it was a lack of agitation and I do intend to pass on the thread contents to the lab. Thanks!!
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-17-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,492
Posted By ray*j*gun
I agree I don't think its the camera.... I have...

I agree I don't think its the camera.... I have shot a few other rolls with it and didn't have a problem.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-17-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,492
Posted By ray*j*gun
The line is a kite ... with balloons attached....

The line is a kite ... with balloons attached. Its a small shop and they hand process.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-17-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,492
Posted By ray*j*gun
What happened to these negs?

I would love your opinion on the cause of these (stains?) on 2 rolls that I just shot. I did not do the processing so the lab is asking me to solicit feedback on the problem. The camera was a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-16-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By ray*j*gun
terrific especially given its uncoated.

terrific especially given its uncoated.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-11-2016
Replies: 65
Views: 7,394
Posted By ray*j*gun
I still have an M8u and for B&W especially its...

I still have an M8u and for B&W especially its fantastic. Nothing wrong with the color files either but for monochrome it can't be beat IMO.

And yes the shutter sound is awful but I have never had...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-09-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,046
Posted By ray*j*gun
Beautiful tool kit!

Beautiful tool kit!
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-08-2016
Replies: 46
Views: 24,166
Posted By ray*j*gun
Thanks johan.... I just need to get a spanner.

Thanks johan.... I just need to get a spanner.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-07-2016
Replies: 46
Views: 24,166
Posted By ray*j*gun
Thanks guys. I will generally not risk doing work...

Thanks guys. I will generally not risk doing work my self but I am going to look at this operation more closely.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-07-2016
Replies: 46
Views: 24,166
Posted By ray*j*gun
I have one of these hoods for my 1.8 and it does...

I have one of these hoods for my 1.8 and it does fit but the thread pitch is slightly different and it does not screw in all the way. It works but one has to be careful about its stability.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-07-2016
Replies: 46
Views: 24,166
Posted By ray*j*gun
I have a mint 1.8 and alas when i looked using a...

I have a mint 1.8 and alas when i looked using a bright led lite this morning i see some smudges which I think may be the beginning of fungus. Who is the go to lens guy for these beauties? Or, is it...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-05-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,242
Posted By ray*j*gun
Hi Walter.... I am the happy owner of a mint...

Hi Walter.... I am the happy owner of a mint 500C/M and love that rig to death! i would love to get a digi back for it and am both happy that you got a good deal and a bit envious. My quote price was...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-05-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,242
Posted By ray*j*gun
Yes but at $10,000 yikes not cheap.

Yes but at $10,000 yikes not cheap.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-05-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,079
Posted By ray*j*gun
Looks like a Welta.

Looks like a Welta.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 09-04-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 3,253
Posted By ray*j*gun
Yep I have the single coated version which I like...

Yep I have the single coated version which I like better for the vintage look I get with B&W. Actually the color from that lens is pretty sweet also.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-04-2016
Replies: 131
Views: 10,084
Posted By ray*j*gun
Most fun has always been my Nikon F. Simple and...

Most fun has always been my Nikon F. Simple and no surprises with zero need for any re-familiarization.

Least fun was my Pentax Spotmatic. I wanted to like this popular SLR but I never warmed up to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-02-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 4,411
Posted By ray*j*gun
I have used with some success a blue filter and...

I have used with some success a blue filter and an uncoated lens with plus x or tri x. Low contrast glass and soft lighting helps but for street shots I like the blue filter.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-13-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 2,292
Posted By ray*j*gun
Thats a great price for a mint M6 in chrome! As...

Thats a great price for a mint M6 in chrome! As Pioneer said many times curtains can be patched but usualy the material is getting tired at that point. I would send it to DAG, hes the best there is...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-13-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,217
Posted By ray*j*gun
It is so easy to damage the curtains on Canon...

It is so easy to damage the curtains on Canon RF's that I would take the cautious route in any event. Elmar or whatever.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-13-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 3,969
Posted By ray*j*gun
I have an original X100 bought from a member here...

I have an original X100 bought from a member here about a year ago and have taken it to Lake Placid in the winter (really really cold) as well as the Jersey shore (hot and salty-humid) and no issues...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-07-2016
Replies: 98
Views: 16,039
Posted By ray*j*gun
I know it is not expensive to convert. I have...

I know it is not expensive to convert. I have other 50's that I use on the D610 so that old pre Ai lives on one of my older Nikkormats.

Thanks
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-07-2016
Replies: 98
Views: 16,039
Posted By ray*j*gun
I have one pre Ai 50mm and it will not work on my...

I have one pre Ai 50mm and it will not work on my D610.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-07-2016
Replies: 98
Views: 16,039
Posted By ray*j*gun
Hard to find any real fault with these...

Hard to find any real fault with these images...beautiful work.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-06-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 3,457
Posted By ray*j*gun
Tri-X and Ecktar 100

Tri-X and Ecktar 100
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-05-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,118
Posted By ray*j*gun
Got a lens and a strobe for my "new" Canon F1N. I...

Got a lens and a strobe for my "new" Canon F1N. I got the email but thanks for the heads up.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-02-2016
Replies: 243
Views: 18,906
Posted By ray*j*gun
I just acquired a Canon New F1 and wow .... I...

I just acquired a Canon New F1 and wow .... I have been a Nikon guy for so long but this F1 is incredible ... I just hope the lenses are up to the quality of the body.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-01-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,018
Posted By ray*j*gun
Dof is a factor in any photo but its not the only...

Dof is a factor in any photo but its not the only factor as I think you point out Roger. When I shoot I do consider it but would never try to use precise math but instead a general approach with the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-31-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 5,906
Posted By ray*j*gun
I have a C220 and I will not add to the advice...

I have a C220 and I will not add to the advice given on the lenses except to say that all the Seiko lenses I have for my M are all excellent. I will suggest the plain eye level prism for anyone who...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-29-2016
Replies: 2,533
Views: 366,769
Posted By ray*j*gun
Thanks Chris.... night color is one area that...

Thanks Chris.... night color is one area that digital far out performs film...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-28-2016
Replies: 2,533
Views: 366,769
Posted By ray*j*gun
https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7483/28330854620_f45...

https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7483/28330854620_f4599e0d30_k.jpg
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-28-2016
Replies: 2,533
Views: 366,769
Posted By ray*j*gun
I have had the same experience with night photos...

I have had the same experience with night photos at the Jersey shore. had to use my D610 to get images like those in your post Chris.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-24-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,240
Posted By ray*j*gun
DAG has been my most reliable Leica tech for MANY...

DAG has been my most reliable Leica tech for MANY years. He has a backlog however.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-24-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,240
Posted By ray*j*gun
If the camera was never serviced, it should be...

If the camera was never serviced, it should be IMO. Even if the curtain fabric is still intact the lube has to be really tired. However not all CLA's are the same. I would only let a few selected...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-23-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 4,422
Posted By ray*j*gun
Chromes are much more demanding of your exposures...

Chromes are much more demanding of your exposures and will show a difference between a 1.3 and 1.5 battery. However, If I were shooting with E6 I would not rely on a built-in camera meter anyway.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-23-2016
Replies: 219
Views: 50,767
Posted By ray*j*gun
Nikkor lenses (most of them Ai or Ais) are by far...

Nikkor lenses (most of them Ai or Ais) are by far the most represented brand in my cabinet. In fact I use them all on my D610 already. Sounds like you got a great camera Fraser and I hope it serves...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-22-2016
Replies: 219
Views: 50,767
Posted By ray*j*gun
Thanks rocket, I seldom see them for sale and I...

Thanks rocket, I seldom see them for sale and I have sworn off ebay for big ticket items.
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-21-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 2,766
Posted By ray*j*gun
Can one still find brand new Xpro1's? And is...

Can one still find brand new Xpro1's? And is there a preferred dealer/vendor? I have an X100 that I bought here 2nd or 3rd hand which i love!

Thanks
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-16-2016
Replies: 923
Views: 223,497
Posted By ray*j*gun
https://c3.staticflickr.com/2/1459/26272150530_19c...

https://c3.staticflickr.com/2/1459/26272150530_19cf5c099d_k.jpg

Rollieflex3.5F Planar
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-13-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 11,143
Posted By ray*j*gun
Have used my X100 for about 9 months now and it...

Have used my X100 for about 9 months now and it is awesome and I have added the 2 converter lenses and they are also fantastic. My only bitch is the battery indicator which is a joke and gives me...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-12-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 3,024
Posted By ray*j*gun
Plus one on the Elmar 90. Light and fantastic OOF...

Plus one on the Elmar 90. Light and fantastic OOF rendering. In fact I have one in LTM and M mount. The LTM version is uncoated.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-12-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 3,024
Posted By ray*j*gun
If You should decide on the Canon although it is...

If You should decide on the Canon although it is a wonderful lens, many have developed haze/fungus and it can't be removed without wrecking the coating. I have a clear one and its one of my...
Forum: Yashica RF 07-11-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,837
Posted By ray*j*gun
As stated already, great great Yashinon...

As stated already, great great Yashinon lens...best long exposure metering IMO and old high tech is very cool. The batteries are small so I carry an extra when using it.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-10-2016
Replies: 221
Views: 23,787
Posted By ray*j*gun
Hi, There is internal foam bedding around the...

Hi,

There is internal foam bedding around the prism that degrades. You can not see that foam with the prism in tact. Its that internal foam that can/will eventually destroy the silvering on the ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-09-2016
Replies: 221
Views: 23,787
Posted By ray*j*gun
Thanks Joe I will reach out to him.

Thanks Joe I will reach out to him.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-09-2016
Replies: 221
Views: 23,787
Posted By ray*j*gun
Great thanks Joe!!!!

Great thanks Joe!!!!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-09-2016
Replies: 221
Views: 23,787
Posted By ray*j*gun
dasuess, I am referring to the foam in the Finder...

dasuess, I am referring to the foam in the Finder Prism... are we on the same page here?

Thanks
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-09-2016
Replies: 221
Views: 23,787
Posted By ray*j*gun
Does anyone know of a tech in the States that...

Does anyone know of a tech in the States that would do the foam update on the F prism?

Thanks
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-08-2016
Replies: 75
Views: 14,138
Posted By ray*j*gun
Don at DAG... whatever it takes to use him is...

Don at DAG... whatever it takes to use him is worth it. Too many examples to mention here. Sherry is my number 2...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-07-2016
Replies: 221
Views: 23,787
Posted By ray*j*gun
https://c6.staticflickr.com/8/7746/26609966653_4f7...

https://c6.staticflickr.com/8/7746/26609966653_4f72ad4537_k.jpg

My favorite cameras by far. Took me many years to find 2 this mint in black and both run as well as anything that takes film. Heavy...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-04-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,650
Posted By ray*j*gun
think I'll load my Argus A2 in honor of the 4th....

think I'll load my Argus A2 in honor of the 4th. thanks for the well wish!
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-03-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,041
Posted By ray*j*gun
Rocket blower and a sensor brush.

Rocket blower and a sensor brush.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-03-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,998
Posted By ray*j*gun
Yep I would be interested in that rig!!!

Yep I would be interested in that rig!!!
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-03-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,629
Posted By ray*j*gun
Isn't that a 6x6?

Isn't that a 6x6?
Forum: Nikon RF 07-01-2016
Replies: 76
Views: 22,431
Posted By ray*j*gun
M8 Wide...

M8 Wide openhttps://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8086/8348668443_29677ccdbf_o.jpg

M8 wide open focus on center horse.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-30-2016
Replies: 71
Views: 43,881
Posted By ray*j*gun
Love it and I don't have an Epson.

Love it and I don't have an Epson.
Forum: Nikon RF 06-28-2016
Replies: 76
Views: 22,431
Posted By ray*j*gun
That is my understanding as well. It is by far my...

That is my understanding as well. It is by far my fav 50 used on my M's and Nikon S3. I stupidly sold my Bessa R2s kit some years ago and wish I had kept it.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-27-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1,962
Posted By ray*j*gun
I have a filter and a hood as noted by Grarybeard...

I have a filter and a hood as noted by Grarybeard and they work well on my 50mm 1,8 (designed for the X10)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-19-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,928
Posted By ray*j*gun
Ah, thank you ferider.

Ah, thank you ferider.
Forum: Nikon RF 06-18-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 8,943
Posted By ray*j*gun
You should list it here in the classifieds. KEH...

You should list it here in the classifieds. KEH will be rock bottom wholesale.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-17-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,928
Posted By ray*j*gun
I don't follow this issue. I have a 35mm Ultron...

I don't follow this issue. I have a 35mm Ultron 1.7 LTM and it only shows .9 on the focus scale? Are we saying it actually focuses closer?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-14-2016
Replies: 63
Views: 11,948
Posted By ray*j*gun
very sorry to hear about this.... I hope you...

very sorry to hear about this.... I hope you re-build quickly and with success! It would be a shame to loose a man like you in the business! All the best!!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-14-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,425
Posted By ray*j*gun
That is my understanding as well. I never heard...

That is my understanding as well. I never heard of the partial advance method.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-13-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,425
Posted By ray*j*gun
The dial should not move with any casual contact....

The dial should not move with any casual contact. Its just a friction devise so you should get it serviced so that it works properly. My M2 has never had an issue. BTW all Barnacks and most FSU's use...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-09-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,028
Posted By ray*j*gun
Nice job! I love seeing a Barnack brought back to...

Nice job! I love seeing a Barnack brought back to life. In my mind these were the absolute beginning of modern photography.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-07-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,288
Posted By ray*j*gun
John did a great job on 2 of my lenses. I do use...

John did a great job on 2 of my lenses. I do use them only on film gear but they work well on them.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-03-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 2,163
Posted By ray*j*gun
The term clone is about attempts to copy the...

The term clone is about attempts to copy the original Barnack product. Its not limited to FSU products. And if you have ever taken an FSU camera apart or seen it done, you might be shocked as I was....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-03-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 2,163
Posted By ray*j*gun
I had that issue with an I22 collapsible and the...

I had that issue with an I22 collapsible and the thread pitch was just not machined very well. As noted above the FSU quality was spotty and can vary from example to example.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-01-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,109
Posted By ray*j*gun
Return it ... not a do it yourself job at all....

Return it ... not a do it yourself job at all. that's an expensive lens and not to be fooled with.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-01-2016
Replies: 81
Views: 4,555
Posted By ray*j*gun
Consider a Bessa body along with CV lenses.

Consider a Bessa body along with CV lenses.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 905
Posted By ray*j*gun
I have not heard of this before but it does sound...

I have not heard of this before but it does sound interesting... i love the lens on my Electro
Forum: Nikon RF 05-30-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 3,987
Posted By ray*j*gun
Stunning S3's.....shoot em up!

Stunning S3's.....shoot em up!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-28-2016
Replies: 89
Views: 9,415
Posted By ray*j*gun
I think it is Ken! Especially from a bricks and...

I think it is Ken! Especially from a bricks and mortar vendor. I so hate dealing with big ticket items from ebay sooo damned risky and often SLOW.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-28-2016
Replies: 89
Views: 9,415
Posted By ray*j*gun
Ken, where did you get a deal like that? Was that...

Ken, where did you get a deal like that? Was that a shop or an ebay vendor?

Thanks

Ray
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-28-2016
Replies: 88
Views: 9,480
Posted By ray*j*gun
They have changed in the last cpl of years.......

They have changed in the last cpl of years.... much less upfront... i still shop them and like the selection but my activity is based on my needs without inducement.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-28-2016
Replies: 89
Views: 9,415
Posted By ray*j*gun
Nope. I can use all my old glass (Ais or...

Nope. I can use all my old glass (Ais or converted) on my D610 with no issues what so ever. I'd love a Df but not at 3 grand.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-24-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 5,064
Posted By ray*j*gun
Very Cool!!!!

Very Cool!!!!
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-24-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 5,064
Posted By ray*j*gun
Yes bonatto it is.

Yes bonatto it is.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-24-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 5,064
Posted By ray*j*gun
https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7558/26609958353_cc7...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7558/26609958353_cc769d9608_o.jpghttps://c6.staticflickr.com/8/7746/26609966653_9990e5854c_o.jpg

Omega Speedmaster and my 2 Nikon F's. The Speedmaster was a gift from...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-24-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 6,233
Posted By ray*j*gun
Yes plus one here. I used SLR's exclusively for...

Yes plus one here. I used SLR's exclusively for decades and had no trouble with changing over to an M camera. Of course you could always go to a Barnack which would give you 100% view. The IIIg is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-22-2016
Replies: 89
Views: 9,415
Posted By ray*j*gun
I would go for the Df... on the other hand I do...

I would go for the Df... on the other hand I do love my x100.....but then the D800 is sooo good.... damn... good luck with that list.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-21-2016
Replies: 243
Views: 18,906
Posted By ray*j*gun
Sort of wraps it up well. Just last week I used...

Sort of wraps it up well. Just last week I used an old Nikkor AIS 50 1.4 on my Nikon D610 and had no problems once I set up the 610 for manual lens focus. The green dot even worked. That's pretty...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-21-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,241
Posted By ray*j*gun
Yep, I had this happen to me shooting a dinner...

Yep, I had this happen to me shooting a dinner in Wildwood NJ at night lit only with the neon window lights. I have since removed "clear" filters when shooting anything critical esp on film.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-21-2016
Replies: 243
Views: 18,906
Posted By ray*j*gun
Yep, I agree with Roger. I can actually remember...

Yep, I agree with Roger. I can actually remember the days when "Made in Japan" was a death sentence for a product. Nikon came along and and was so good they blew up all the German stuff. Since that...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-19-2016
Replies: 194
Views: 53,725
Posted By ray*j*gun
Thanks Huss... I do feel the lens is a gem but...

Thanks Huss... I do feel the lens is a gem but have recent buyers of this lens had wobble issues or have they been addressed since the earlier years?
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-19-2016
Replies: 194
Views: 53,725
Posted By ray*j*gun
I would like to resurrect this thread since I am...

I would like to resurrect this thread since I am considering a 50 Planar 2.0 in chrome. Thoughts and experience would be appreciated.

Thanks
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-19-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 3,797
Posted By ray*j*gun
I have said for years that the Nikkormat is by...

I have said for years that the Nikkormat is by far the best body - value in film. Also much better in weather than the F especially in the bush.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-16-2016
Replies: 59
Views: 25,756
Posted By ray*j*gun
I do not have a 2.8 but I just bought a mint 3.5F...

I do not have a 2.8 but I just bought a mint 3.5F Planar and the lens is as sharp as anything I have seen on film. It is certainly sharper than my Hassey 80mm. I have no intention of using the 3.5 F...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-16-2016
Replies: 65
Views: 5,816
Posted By ray*j*gun
Leica film RF's and an M8 Other film RF's eg...

Leica film RF's and an M8
Other film RF's eg Canon and Bessa and 2 FSU's
Film SLR's Nikon mostly
DSLR's Nikon
Fuji X100 (which I love)
Medium Format SLR, TRL and one scale focus RF
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-14-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 2,446
Posted By ray*j*gun
They are not what they used to be. Sad actually....

They are not what they used to be. Sad actually. However they do honor any complaint issues in my experience!
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-14-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 4,007
Posted By ray*j*gun
Yep, I love my M8u and i have yet to see a non...

Yep, I love my M8u and i have yet to see a non Monochrome digital that can match the B&W images. The sensor size is fine as well!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,357
Posted By ray*j*gun
If you are referring to a clear lens filter,...

If you are referring to a clear lens filter, there are mixed opinions about using them. For critical work I do not use one. For most shoots I do on my better glass. Also it depends on the quality and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-09-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,497
Posted By ray*j*gun
I have simply let the item sit outdoors in the...

I have simply let the item sit outdoors in the sun for a short time over a period of a week or longer. I know that's a PIA but it worked for me many times and there is no risk.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-03-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 4,837
Posted By ray*j*gun
Which model do you have? My 3.5F has...

Which model do you have? My 3.5F has interchangeable screens and replacing it would be easy. I'm sure replacement screens are available. Try Harry http://www.rolleirepairs.com/models.htm
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-02-2016
Replies: 98
Views: 16,039
Posted By ray*j*gun
Love the vintage" Nikon lenses. Use them on my...

Love the vintage" Nikon lenses. Use them on my D610 and D7000. Of course there are prob many technical reasons not to use them but I have never had issues with the IQ. I esp like the 105 and the 50...
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