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Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-29-2018
Replies: 128
Views: 11,472
Posted By Gordon Coale
I've not scanned in DNG before but I just did. I...

I've not scanned in DNG before but I just did. I set Vuescan for a raw Tiff DNG file from a Portra 400 negative in slide mode and it worked very well.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-06-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 32,835
Posted By Gordon Coale
Sometimes projects take longer than expected

I started on this Isolette II project in 2005. I recovered the camera in leather. I tried to repair the shutter to no avail but a fellow RFFer sent me a shutter with lens. It was the bellows that did...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-20-2018
Replies: 2,125
Views: 589,177
Posted By Gordon Coale
Sometimes you end up where you started

http://www.electricedge.com/rff/images/iiic-weston-v.jpg

This was my Grandfathers Leica IIIc he bought it in 1949 when he went to Japan during the Occupation. It was instrumental in my founding...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-21-2018
Replies: 1,179
Views: 446,449
Posted By Gordon Coale
I had a Koni Omegaflex Rapid M in the early...

I had a Koni Omegaflex Rapid M in the early 1970s. My first medium format camera. I loved it!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-28-2017
Replies: 7,409
Views: 3,776,875
Posted By Gordon Coale
Nice strap!

Nice strap!
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-22-2015
Replies: 2,404
Views: 349,044
Posted By Gordon Coale
Gordon Parks: "Segregation Story" Color photos...

Gordon Parks: "Segregation Story"

Color photos shot in Alabama in 1956 at great personal risk for Life Magazine. The photos not used in Life were thought lost but were recently found. Words fail me.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2014
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,241
Posted By Gordon Coale
Voigtlander Bessa T.

Voigtlander Bessa T.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-13-2014
Replies: 2,404
Views: 349,044
Posted By Gordon Coale
"Carleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums"

"Carleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums"
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-17-2014
Replies: 2,683
Views: 789,386
Posted By Gordon Coale
Yes it is. It had a CLA before I bought it. I...

Yes it is. It had a CLA before I bought it. I haven't had a chance to run some film through it but it will happen!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-17-2014
Replies: 2,683
Views: 789,386
Posted By Gordon Coale
I hadn't considered an autofocus body but when...

I hadn't considered an autofocus body but when KEH (the *******s!) sent me an email that they were having a sale on bargain grade F4s bodies for $105 I had to check it out. I liked what google told...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 04-05-2014
Replies: 2,404
Views: 349,044
Posted By Gordon Coale
"Edwin H. Land's Essays" and "Instant: The Story...

"Edwin H. Land's Essays" and "Instant: The Story of Polaroid"
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2014
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,241
Posted By Gordon Coale
KEH had a sale on their bargain grade Nikon F4s...

KEH had a sale on their bargain grade Nikon F4s for $105 with free shipping. How could I resist?
Forum: Off Topic 02-02-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,297
Posted By Gordon Coale
Maybe it's the vodka.

Maybe it's the vodka.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-19-2014
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,241
Posted By Gordon Coale
A Leica IIIg with an Elmar 50mm f2.8. The Elmar...

A Leica IIIg with an Elmar 50mm f2.8. The Elmar will need a trip to Youxin.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2013
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,241
Posted By Gordon Coale
Nikon F2 Photomic. I can't believe how low KEH...

Nikon F2 Photomic. I can't believe how low KEH sells an excellent grade F2.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-22-2013
Replies: 1,179
Views: 446,449
Posted By Gordon Coale
Thanks! I was inspired by this article:...

Thanks! I was inspired by this article: http://www.luminous-landscape.com/techniques/sculpting_with_light.shtml

I used light painting with the flashlight and difuser mentioned in the article. Fun!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-22-2013
Replies: 1,179
Views: 446,449
Posted By Gordon Coale
Minolta Autocord. It has the best ergonomics of...

Minolta Autocord. It has the best ergonomics of any TLR I've used.

http://www.electricedge.com/rff/autocord.jpg
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-23-2013
Replies: 2,404
Views: 349,044
Posted By Gordon Coale
Wim Wenders "Written in the West"

Wim Wenders "Written in the West"
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 10-17-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 3,858
Posted By Gordon Coale
Sounds like fun.

Sounds like fun.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-13-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,344
Posted By Gordon Coale
Most of what I've seen, and that includes his...

Most of what I've seen, and that includes his books, has been silver gelatin.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-13-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,344
Posted By Gordon Coale
That is typical of platinum prints. They have a...

That is typical of platinum prints. They have a different look than silver gelatin.

I have a lovely 8x10 silver gelatin print by George Tice that I bought in the mid 1970s for $150. Prices seem to...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-30-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 4,847
Posted By Gordon Coale
I think you have two processes that you are...

I think you have two processes that you are trying to evaluate at the same time when neither are under control. I would suggest you start with film that has been developed by a good lab. Then you...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-29-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 4,081
Posted By Gordon Coale
All the scans are done of my grandfather's...

All the scans are done of my grandfather's pictures of Morioka, Japan in 1949. They are all up at http://gordoncoale.500px.com/my_grandfather_s_photos. Tomorrow I print them all out and do final...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-28-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,666
Posted By Gordon Coale
They are all machined out of solid brass.

They are all machined out of solid brass.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-28-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 4,081
Posted By Gordon Coale
Here is the very camera and lens that took all...

Here is the very camera and lens that took all these pictures in 1949. It's a 1949 Leica IIIc with a Summitar 50mm f2. And those are a few of the actual...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-28-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 4,081
Posted By Gordon Coale
Thanks! What is it they are picking up? How is...

Thanks! What is it they are picking up? How is the game played?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-27-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,666
Posted By Gordon Coale
The Thumbs Up on a 1935 Leica Standard

I was rummaging around Tim Isaac's web site looking at all his Thumbs Up thumb rests and bemoaning the fact that they seemed only for digital cameras and then I saw one on a Leica III. The model was...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-27-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 4,081
Posted By Gordon Coale
One mystery solved. Thanks!

One mystery solved. Thanks!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-27-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 4,081
Posted By Gordon Coale
When you click on a thumbnail it should enlarge...

When you click on a thumbnail it should enlarge full screen and then you can use the left and right arrows to move to the next image.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-27-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 4,081
Posted By Gordon Coale
I added 4 more scans. Two are of my grandfather...

I added 4 more scans. Two are of my grandfather in a kimono but are woefully underexposed. They will take more adjustmens They can be seen here: http://gordoncoale.500px.com/my_grandfather_s_photos....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-26-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 4,081
Posted By Gordon Coale
Neither can I! Looking at them in a little viewer...

Neither can I! Looking at them in a little viewer doesn't really reveal what is there. The sunlight scenes are mostly properly exposed but that throws the shadow areas into blackness when holding the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-26-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 4,081
Posted By Gordon Coale
I've not been shooting film lately, largely...

I've not been shooting film lately, largely because I've not had a good scanning workflow, particularly for 35mm. Now I do. I just bought a PrimeFilm 7200 (same as Reflecta ProScan 7200) and I've...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-26-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 4,081
Posted By Gordon Coale
Tom - They were all in Airequipt magazines which...

Tom - They were all in Airequipt magazines which were in a briefcase. I've had Vuescan do a light cleaning. I need to go back and do some more cleaning manually but they are looking pretty...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-26-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 4,081
Posted By Gordon Coale
Maiku - What are they playing? I would very much...

Maiku - What are they playing? I would very much like to know. I plan on printing all of these as a folio in a box for family members and it would be great to have an explanation I can include with...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-26-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 4,081
Posted By Gordon Coale
He gave me his Leica IIIc but it only had the...

He gave me his Leica IIIc but it only had the crummy Summitar. :-)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-26-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 4,081
Posted By Gordon Coale
My grandfather was a Lt. Colonel in the Army in...

My grandfather was a Lt. Colonel in the Army in charge of the Occupation in Morioka and the surrounding area. In that capacity, as the Colonel's wife, my grandmother was probably there, at what...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-26-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 4,081
Posted By Gordon Coale
A Leica IIIc in Japan, 1949, with Kodachrome

In 1949 my grandfather was stationed in Morioka, Japan as part of the Occupation. He took his new Leica IIIc and Summitar and shot Kodachrome. I am eternally grateful that he shot Kodachrome. I am...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-23-2013
Replies: 77
Views: 4,835
Posted By Gordon Coale
Excellent news!!!!

Excellent news!!!!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-23-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,097
Posted By Gordon Coale
I just picked up a PrimeFilm 7200 which is the...

I just picked up a PrimeFilm 7200 which is the same as the Reflecta ProScan 7200 reviewed here: http://www.filmscanner.info/en/ReflectaProScan7200.html. The usual US stores have the PrimeFilm 7200...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-20-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 6,840
Posted By Gordon Coale
Tom - Your Summilux is still superb. The new...

Tom - Your Summilux is still superb. The new Summicrom is just a little superber.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-20-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 6,840
Posted By Gordon Coale
Leica 50 mm. F/2 APO Summicron ASPH

New review of a fantastic lens with a fantastic price. You will need a Monochrom to really see the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-11-2013
Replies: 1,597
Views: 277,575
Posted By Gordon Coale
http://www.electricedge.com/rff/ford.jpg

http://www.electricedge.com/rff/ford.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,395
Posted By Gordon Coale
I love the ones from the 1950s. Who knew that...

I love the ones from the 1950s. Who knew that photos of pretty women would sell a magazine. :-)
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-02-2013
Replies: 221
Views: 16,575
Posted By Gordon Coale
How do you measure better? Most of the...

How do you measure better? Most of the measurements of "better" do not consider the intended use. You can take the "best" (around here it seems to mean the sharpest) lens and take a portrait of a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2013
Replies: 5,513
Views: 486,931
Posted By Gordon Coale
http://www.electricedge.com/rff/20130720_night-flo...

http://www.electricedge.com/rff/20130720_night-flowers_004.jpg
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-02-2013
Replies: 221
Views: 16,575
Posted By Gordon Coale
Then your friends would devalue the work of Henri...

Then your friends would devalue the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Josef Koudelka because Voja Mitrovic did the prints. Or Sebastian Salgado because Dominique Granier does his prints....
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-02-2013
Replies: 221
Views: 16,575
Posted By Gordon Coale
Are you saying that your friends check a print to...

Are you saying that your friends check a print to see if it is made by hand before they know whether to like it? I doubt it. The image will grab them or not. How it is made doesn't matter. What...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-01-2013
Replies: 221
Views: 16,575
Posted By Gordon Coale
Actually it's a 1958 Petri just like the one I...

Actually it's a 1958 Petri just like the one I bought new when I was 13. It has Japanese glass. Leica glass doesn't take any better pictures. Just different pictures. I shoot Leica glass (nothing...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-01-2013
Replies: 221
Views: 16,575
Posted By Gordon Coale
The art is in the image, not how you got there....

The art is in the image, not how you got there. No one cares how the image was made. Only what the image is.

I print digitally because I have so much more control over the image and can get much...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-21-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 11,449
Posted By Gordon Coale
Canon 100mm/f3.5 ltm

A few kind words about the tiny Canon 100/f3.5 in Leica thread mount. I have a chrome and black version from around 1955. I hadn't used it yet but I want to use it for some Gigapans on a Pen Mini so...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-30-2013
Replies: 2,404
Views: 349,044
Posted By Gordon Coale
Vers L'Orient by Marc Riboud Highly recommended.

Vers L'Orient by Marc Riboud

Highly recommended.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-06-2013
Replies: 124
Views: 12,522
Posted By Gordon Coale
I use Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere Pro,...

I use Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere Pro, Audition, Dreamweaver, and Acrobat X Pro. The monthly subscription has been a very good deal for me.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-24-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 8,370
Posted By Gordon Coale
Keith - Very comfortable and lots of external...

Keith - Very comfortable and lots of external controls that make life much easier. Image quality is apparently pretty much the same.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-24-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 8,370
Posted By Gordon Coale
I've had my GH3 since December and it keeps...

I've had my GH3 since December and it keeps getting better and better! I've been using is for personal and product photography for my website and now I'm starting to do video for my website. It's the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-21-2013
Replies: 1,346
Views: 263,898
Posted By Gordon Coale
Late FED...

Late FED 2.

http://www.electricedge.com/rff/fed2-700-stack-2.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-14-2013
Replies: 7,409
Views: 3,776,875
Posted By Gordon Coale
Trying out a new macro lens on my M3. This will...

Trying out a new macro lens on my M3. This will print 16x20.

http://www.electricedge.com/rff/m-macro.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-01-2013
Replies: 7,409
Views: 3,776,875
Posted By Gordon Coale
kshapero - Thanks for the good words! My M3, with...

kshapero - Thanks for the good words! My M3, with its 3 50mm lenses, travels in my bag with a Nikon F and a 55mm/f2.8 Micro Nikkor. They compliment each other very nicely. I need to do a group...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-31-2012
Replies: 7,409
Views: 3,776,875
Posted By Gordon Coale
Yes, it is. The 3.5 Elmar makes such a nice...

Yes, it is. The 3.5 Elmar makes such a nice compact package. I also have 2 other screw mount 50mm lenses I will be using on the M3: a lovely Summmitar and Cosina Voigtlander Nokton 1.5. But it's the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-30-2012
Replies: 7,409
Views: 3,776,875
Posted By Gordon Coale
After years of Barnacks I finally gave in. A late...

After years of Barnacks I finally gave in. A late 1957 double stroke M3.

http://www.electricedge.com/rff/m3.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-29-2012
Replies: 2,125
Views: 589,177
Posted By Gordon Coale
A Jupiter 8. It's a good lens.

A Jupiter 8. It's a good lens.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2012
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,241
Posted By Gordon Coale
Sekonic L-478D light meter. Touch screen magic...

Sekonic L-478D light meter. Touch screen magic comes to meters.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-05-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 6,544
Posted By Gordon Coale
"American Photographs" Walker Evans "The...

"American Photographs" Walker Evans
"The Americans" Robert Frank

Both in glorious new editions. The printing quality is amazing.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2012
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,241
Posted By Gordon Coale
I just bought a Moskva 5. Now the wait begins.

I just bought a Moskva 5. Now the wait begins.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-25-2012
Replies: 2,125
Views: 589,177
Posted By Gordon Coale
With the lever advance and the back door why...

With the lever advance and the back door why would I want an M? :-)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-25-2012
Replies: 2,125
Views: 589,177
Posted By Gordon Coale
http://www.electricedge.com/rff/20120925_tower-bck...

http://www.electricedge.com/rff/20120925_tower-bckgrnd-test_009.jpg
http://www.electricedge.com/rff/20120925_tower-bckgrnd-test_010.jpg
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 07-27-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 3,280
Posted By Gordon Coale
Maltese Falcon but The African Queen is awfully...

Maltese Falcon but The African Queen is awfully good.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-20-2012
Replies: 85
Views: 18,217
Posted By Gordon Coale
Olympus E-P2 with Micro-Nikkor 55mm/f2.8. I have...

Olympus E-P2 with Micro-Nikkor 55mm/f2.8. I have no idea what the f stop is I shot it with. I was shooting with a LED ring light and just kept stopping down until I didn't want the shutter speed to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 3,133
Posted By Gordon Coale
The original scans are...

The original scans are here:

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/fsac/
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 3,133
Posted By Gordon Coale
I've admired the Alfred T. Palmer pictures for...

I've admired the Alfred T. Palmer pictures for some time. They are all at the Library of Congress in high resolution scans. I recently printed some up as 16x20s and they were still over 400dpi. They...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-13-2012
Replies: 2,125
Views: 589,177
Posted By Gordon Coale
I was playing around with some new LED lighting...

I was playing around with some new LED lighting so I grabbed my grandfather's IIIc which was attired in a Mr. Zhou case and an appropriate wrist...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-23-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,692
Posted By Gordon Coale
Using a neck pad for heavier cameras works to...

Using a neck pad for heavier cameras works to spread the load. I use one of my neck straps, with neck pad, to carry my Mamiya Universal. That's a heavy camera!
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2011
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,241
Posted By Gordon Coale
Topcon 35-L

Topcon 35-L
Forum: RFF Polls 11-08-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 5,787
Posted By Gordon Coale
I am currently shooting 6x6 and 6x17.

I am currently shooting 6x6 and 6x17.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-23-2011
Replies: 2,683
Views: 789,386
Posted By Gordon Coale
Nikon F with Micro-Nikkor...

Nikon F with Micro-Nikkor 55/2.8

http://www.electricedge.com/greymatter/images7/nikon-f.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-21-2011
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,241
Posted By Gordon Coale
A Zorki 1b with an Industar-22 from Fedka.

A Zorki 1b with an Industar-22 from Fedka.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-06-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,608
Posted By Gordon Coale
I've never had a problem with using a single lug...

I've never had a problem with using a single lug mount. It is true that the loads are in shear when using a neck strap and the loads are mostly in tension when dangling the camera with a wrist strap....
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-20-2011
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,241
Posted By Gordon Coale
Horizon S3 Pro

Horizon S3 Pro
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-03-2011
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,241
Posted By Gordon Coale
Bessa R and a Tower 22 (Asahiflex IIa).

Bessa R and a Tower 22 (Asahiflex IIa).
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-12-2011
Replies: 2,125
Views: 589,177
Posted By Gordon Coale
HuubL, you are correct about the serial number. 6...

HuubL, you are correct about the serial number. 6 digits and begins with 17.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-11-2011
Replies: 2,125
Views: 589,177
Posted By Gordon Coale
A very pretty lens! I was hoping you would see...

A very pretty lens! I was hoping you would see your old lens on it's new home. It took a while but the wait was worth it.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-11-2011
Replies: 2,125
Views: 589,177
Posted By Gordon Coale
1935 Leica Standard with a post-war coated Elmar....

1935 Leica Standard with a post-war coated Elmar. I just recovered it and loaded it with the new Kodak Portra 400.

http://www.electricedge.com/greymatter/images7/leica-standard-900l.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-06-2011
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,241
Posted By Gordon Coale
Nikon F Apollo with standard prism.

Nikon F Apollo with standard prism.
Forum: RFF News 05-17-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 3,197
Posted By Gordon Coale
Thanks, everyone, for the good words. I got my...

Thanks, everyone, for the good words. I got my start here 5 1/2 years ago. Who knew it would turn into a day job?
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-12-2011
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,241
Posted By Gordon Coale
Canon 100mm f3.5 Type I LTM Leica Thread Mount.

Canon 100mm f3.5 Type I LTM Leica Thread Mount.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-11-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,134
Posted By Gordon Coale
I'm glad you like the strap! Nice camera.

I'm glad you like the strap! Nice camera.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-19-2011
Replies: 1,179
Views: 446,449
Posted By Gordon Coale
That is one of my straps. It's a double attach...

That is one of my straps. It's a double attach point string neck strap (http://www.gordyscamerastraps.com/neck-string-double/index.htm)
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-28-2011
Replies: 2,404
Views: 349,044
Posted By Gordon Coale
City of Darkness - Life In Kowloon City Ian...

City of Darkness - Life In Kowloon City
Ian Lambot, Greg Girard
Life without a zoning department. The zoning department won.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-17-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,687
Posted By Gordon Coale
Joe - Thanks for the good words. You were the one...

Joe - Thanks for the good words. You were the one that inspired me to make my first wrist strap. I'm glad I could make a neck strap that finally worked for you!
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 12-19-2010
Replies: 92
Views: 32,933
Posted By Gordon Coale
http://www.electricedge.com/greymatter/images7/_IG...

http://www.electricedge.com/greymatter/images7/_IGP3049.jpg

It's a Russian catadioptric 3M-5A 500mm/f8 (1,000mm equiv.) mirror lens on a Panasonic G1. The little guy is a 2x tele converter which...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-12-2010
Replies: 2,404
Views: 349,044
Posted By Gordon Coale
Ansel Adams - An American Place, 1936 Alec Soth -...

Ansel Adams - An American Place, 1936
Alec Soth - From Here to There: Alec Soth's America
Josef Sudek - Poet of Prague
Mildred Constantine - Tina Modotti A Fragile Life
Ann Thomas - Lisette...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-03-2010
Replies: 3,801
Views: 316,001
Posted By Gordon Coale
Konica Big Mini BM-201 loaded with Kodachrome 64.

Konica Big Mini BM-201 loaded with Kodachrome 64.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-13-2010
Replies: 353
Views: 30,104
Posted By Gordon Coale
Rick, My last brain synapse fired and I just...

Rick,

My last brain synapse fired and I just realized that it's you that did the wonderful cartoon that I have at the top of my lug-mount wrist strap...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-13-2010
Replies: 353
Views: 30,104
Posted By Gordon Coale
It's amazing, wives fall for that explanation all...

It's amazing, wives fall for that explanation all the time! :rolleyes:
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-13-2010
Replies: 353
Views: 30,104
Posted By Gordon Coale
http://www.electricedge.com/greymatter/images7/gor...

http://www.electricedge.com/greymatter/images7/gordystrapstandard.jpg

I kind of like the tripod mount gordy strap for lugless bodies. But then, I would.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2010
Replies: 3,801
Views: 316,001
Posted By Gordon Coale
When I go out I have my Leica Standard with CV...

When I go out I have my Leica Standard with CV 25/4 and Fuji Superia 400 in one vest pocket and my Summitar 50/2 in another vest pocket. My 6x9 Kodak Medalist II with Kodak Portra 400NC and a Metz 45...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-08-2010
Replies: 2,125
Views: 589,177
Posted By Gordon Coale
http://www.electricedge.com/greymatter/images7/P10...

http://www.electricedge.com/greymatter/images7/P1030994.jpg

On the left is a Zorki 1b (1949 to 1951) that had it's broken rangefinder removed. I just picked up the 1935 Leica Standard on the right....
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-24-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 18,445
Posted By Gordon Coale
http://www.electricedge.com/greymatter/images7/sup...

http://www.electricedge.com/greymatter/images7/super23-50.jpg

oftheherd - I have a 50mm f/6.3 mounted on a flat topped Super 23. (It used to be a rangefinder.) I also have the 65mm f/6.3 and the...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-20-2010
Replies: 210
Views: 131,320
Posted By Gordon Coale
Panasonic G1 with Summitar 50/2 and a photo taken...

Panasonic G1 with Summitar 50/2 and a photo taken with this...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-18-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 18,445
Posted By Gordon Coale
http://www.electricedge.com/greymatter/images7/P10...

http://www.electricedge.com/greymatter/images7/P1030165-800.jpg

My 6x9 rangefinders. I've used the Mamiya Universal for years. The Kodak Medalist II arrived yesterday. I kept reading how big and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 2,967
Posted By Gordon Coale
I guess I'll have to throw out all my cameras and...

I guess I'll have to throw out all my cameras and lenses!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-10-2010
Replies: 68
Views: 5,785
Posted By Gordon Coale
Any camera works as a street camera. Even an 8x10...

Any camera works as a street camera. Even an 8x10 view camera. Atget is still considered one of the great street photographers and he even used glass plates.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-13-2010
Replies: 1,179
Views: 446,449
Posted By Gordon Coale
Gakkenflex 35mm Twin Lens Reflex

The little 35mm Gakkenflex TLR is between my 120 Ricoh Diacord and Canon P. The GakkenFlex came as a kit in a Japananese magazine. The magazine, Otona No Kagaku, means Science for adults and is...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-06-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,420
Posted By Gordon Coale
Mr. Wigwam -- I love history written by those...

Mr. Wigwam -- I love history written by those that saw it. I love how this forum shows you ways to spend your money that you never would have imagined!!
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-06-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,420
Posted By Gordon Coale
bmattock - Many thanks for the Eder tip! I just...

bmattock - Many thanks for the Eder tip! I just ordered a used copy. Some of them get pretty pricey! I got the cheapest one.
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-06-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,420
Posted By Gordon Coale
Gregory - I will drop some by when I get some....

Gregory - I will drop some by when I get some. The first order of business is to drill a really big hole in a metal lens board. I have a hole saw on the way for that job.

I bought this to use as a...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-04-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,420
Posted By Gordon Coale
payasam -- The "Strange frame-and-balls finder."...

payasam -- The "Strange frame-and-balls finder." is an Ikodot (http://www.ikodot.com/takealook.html). A clever redesign of the classic wireframe viewer. 100% view and as bright as it gets!
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-04-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,420
Posted By Gordon Coale
It's interesting to to think of the world when...

It's interesting to to think of the world when this lens was manufactured. From Wikipedia:

March 4 – Ulysses S. Grant succeeds Andrew Johnson as the 18th President of the United States of...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-04-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,420
Posted By Gordon Coale
A piece of Voigtlander history

Voigtlander lenses go back to the beginning of photography. I picked up this 1869 9" Voigtlander Petzval for my view camera but thought I would share this piece of history. It was a Voigtlander lens...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-08-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 2,525
Posted By Gordon Coale
Not a chance on the J12.

Not a chance on the J12.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-10-2009
Replies: 230
Views: 32,513
Posted By Gordon Coale
1963 Minox B. I have it with me all the time.

1963 Minox B. I have it with me all the time.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-27-2009
Replies: 69
Views: 11,781
Posted By Gordon Coale
I have a flat topped Super 23 and a two...

I have a flat topped Super 23 and a two Universals (a chrome and a black) with 50mm, 65mm, 100mm, and 127mm (it covers the Polaroid back) lenses. Two 6x9 backs and two Polaroid (now Fuji) backs. The...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-17-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 22,132
Posted By Gordon Coale
I thinik the 100/3.5 is the only collapsible...

I thinik the 100/3.5 is the only collapsible lens. It collapses so that the back swings and tilts on the Super 23 and be used at infinity. The 65mm definitely does not collapse.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-21-2009
Replies: 50
Views: 26,913
Posted By Gordon Coale
Panasonic G1 with 1949 Leitz Summitar 50/2 and...

Panasonic G1 with 1949 Leitz Summitar 50/2 and IROOA hood

http://www.electricedge.com/greymatter/images6/5592-summitar-700.jpg
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-21-2009
Replies: 50
Views: 26,913
Posted By Gordon Coale
Panasonic G1 with M42 adapter, macro bellows, and...

Panasonic G1 with M42 adapter, macro bellows, and Pentax Super-Multi-Coated Macro-Takumar 50/4

http://www.electricedge.com/greymatter/images6/5606-bellows.jpg
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-20-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 22,132
Posted By Gordon Coale
John -- The 75mm also covers the instant film.

John -- The 75mm also covers the instant film.
Forum: Photo Software 06-30-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 2,070
Posted By Gordon Coale
Focus stacking

This is one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. Macro work usually means very narrow depth of field. You can stop the lens down to increase the depth of field somewhat but then you get into...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-16-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,887
Posted By Gordon Coale
I can make my neck straps pretty much any length...

I can make my neck straps pretty much any length you want.

gordy's camera straps (http://www.gordyscamerastraps.com/)
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-16-2009
Replies: 51
Views: 14,530
Posted By Gordon Coale
Mamiya Universal with a Polaroid back and 127mm...

Mamiya Universal with a Polaroid back and 127mm lens. I'm finishing up a pack of the Fuji color. I love it! Two packs of black and white next. Both the 100 and 3000.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-12-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 6,498
Posted By Gordon Coale
I've only had my 1953 dual format Mamiya-6 a few...

I've only had my 1953 dual format Mamiya-6 a few weeks but it has become my carry everywhere camera. I love the thumb wheel focusing. Here is a Flickr set...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-06-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 6,368
Posted By Gordon Coale
Al -- Funny you should mention that. I just...

Al -- Funny you should mention that. I just happen to have a Pentax Super-Multi-Coated Fish-Eye-Takumar 17mm/f4 and an Agfa Isolette II with a trashed bellows. See what this guy did with that lens a...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-06-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 22,132
Posted By Gordon Coale
zuikologist -- I guess it would be more accurate...

zuikologist -- I guess it would be more accurate to say film and paper since it is all of a piece. This is Fuji's version of Polaroid peel apart pack film. Only they seem to have done a better job on...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-05-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 22,132
Posted By Gordon Coale
mfogiel -- Here is my landscape lens for this...

mfogiel -- Here is my landscape lens for this system: http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=75307

And planetjoe is right. It's a great modular system.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-05-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 6,368
Posted By Gordon Coale
The Beast is back, part 2 -- W I D E

I have three bodies for my Mamiya Press kit. A chrome Universal, a black Universal, and a Super 23. The Super 23 had a bad rangefinder so I flat topped it. It makes a great platform for the wide...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-05-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 22,132
Posted By Gordon Coale
The Beast is back -- Mamiya Universal and Fujifilm instant film

My Mamiya Universal has been sitting on a shelf for a few years. My 100 and 65 had shutter problems and Mamiya Universal stuff was a bit much. I've been seeing some nice stuff with instant Fujifilm...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-19-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,133
Posted By Gordon Coale
Pro. It allows you to save raw 16 bit files, then...

Pro. It allows you to save raw 16 bit files, then I convert them with Color Neg and Color Pos.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-21-2009
Replies: 5,552
Views: 952,766
Posted By Gordon Coale
Mamiya-6

Making up a new wrist strap for my new 1953 dual-format Mamiya-6. It's a sweet shooter!
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-02-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,604
Posted By Gordon Coale
My understanding is the Ilford Delta 3200 is a...

My understanding is the Ilford Delta 3200 is a 1600 film that you have to push to 3200.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-24-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 2,823
Posted By Gordon Coale
The G1 is not only fun but is also a very...

The G1 is not only fun but is also a very competent camera. If you have some old rangefinder glass it's even more fun. You can put old Pentax lenses on a K20D but not rangefinder lenses. I'm putting...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-23-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 5,171
Posted By Gordon Coale
I have a suitcase full...

I have a suitcase full (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gordoncoale/sets/72157603854742192/) of the things. I'm starting to put them on my Panasonic G1....
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-22-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 6,061
Posted By Gordon Coale
These are the two Leica thread mount lenses I...

These are the two Leica thread mount lenses I have that will mount on the G1.

http://www.electricedge.com/greymatter/images6/5592-summitar-700.jpg

My Summitar 50/2. The Summitar won't collapse...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-21-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 6,061
Posted By Gordon Coale
Adapter review

I thought I might add a few words about the adapter I used for the photos at the top of this thread. I actually have two adapters. One for Leica thread mount and one for Pentax M42 thread mount....
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-17-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 6,061
Posted By Gordon Coale
Joe, I had to think about what was happening....

Joe,

I had to think about what was happening. Too many new things all at once. I was using the exposure bias. I had a window that was blown out and, when I adjusted the exposure bias, it moved the...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-17-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 6,061
Posted By Gordon Coale
One of the great advantages of the G1 electronic...

One of the great advantages of the G1 electronic viewfinder is that you can display the histogram in the viewfinder, click the wheel located under your right index finger and over or underexpose to...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-16-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 6,061
Posted By Gordon Coale
G1 adapter madness

My LTM adapter and M42 adapter arrived 2 days apart. I have a Flickr set (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gordoncoale/sets/72157615357949841/) with some pictures and comments. The 1st and 3rd picture...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-07-2009
Replies: 61
Views: 6,007
Posted By Gordon Coale
The pentaprism SLR is so 1957. :-)

The pentaprism SLR is so 1957. :-)
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-04-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 4,126
Posted By Gordon Coale
Trius, I do:...

Trius,

I do: http://www.electricedge.com/gordy_s_straps/store/wrist-lug/index.htm
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-04-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 4,126
Posted By Gordon Coale
Leo, It's a single adaptor. I bought it on eBay...

Leo,

It's a single adaptor. I bought it on eBay from ciecio7, a seller in Poland. He guarantees infinity focusing. I will report back on it.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-03-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 4,126
Posted By Gordon Coale
Bingo! It's also the right size.

Bingo! It's also the right size.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-03-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 4,126
Posted By Gordon Coale
I printed the "Linds" black and white above full...

I printed the "Linds" black and white above full size at 10x13. Wow! I showed it to a retired photographer that I do some printing for and he asked if it was 120 or 35mm. He was impressed. I don't...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-27-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 4,126
Posted By Gordon Coale
My G1 arrived!

My Panasonic G1 arrived today. I think my head is going to explode. What an amazing camera! I've been trying to wrap my head around what all the menus let me do. This is a test shot I did this...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-14-2009
Replies: 97
Views: 10,623
Posted By Gordon Coale
I worked in photo labs in the mid 1970s and did...

I worked in photo labs in the mid 1970s and did some weddings and portraits. Went back to a job that paid enough to live on. Now I live on making camera straps. That's photography related.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-09-2009
Replies: 61
Views: 4,696
Posted By Gordon Coale
It's interesting that the naysayers here haven't...

It's interesting that the naysayers here haven't used the G1, while those that have are having way too much fun. Uwe Steinmueller at outbackphoto.com: "We currently test DSLRs with over 20MP...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-08-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 2,629
Posted By Gordon Coale
Joe, Have you tried the black and white in...

Joe,

Have you tried the black and white in camera and, if you have, does the viewfinder switch to black and white?
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-08-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 2,629
Posted By Gordon Coale
Joe, Do you post-process color to black and...

Joe,

Do you post-process color to black and white or shoot black and white in camera?
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 01-31-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 3,442
Posted By Gordon Coale
Don't forget the viewfinder Pen D.

Don't forget the viewfinder Pen D.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-20-2009
Replies: 66
Views: 5,808
Posted By Gordon Coale
It's not just the DPReview review, it's all the...

It's not just the DPReview review, it's all the reviews. The complaint that there are only two lenses simply amazes me. Between the M mount adapter, the Leica thread mount adapter, and the M42...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-19-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,696
Posted By Gordon Coale
Thanks! I also just found this:...

Thanks! I also just found this: http://option8.110mb.com/polaroid/index.html

For some reason I didn't think Fuji pack film would work in a Polaroid pack back. Probably because the SX70 wouldn't take...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-19-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,696
Posted By Gordon Coale
I was just given one of these and also a later...

I was just given one of these and also a later Model 150. They can they be converted to Fuji pack film? Any links to how? Like I need another half finished camera project.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-18-2009
Replies: 64
Views: 5,528
Posted By Gordon Coale
I don't think I've read a more enjoyable...

I don't think I've read a more enjoyable government document. No customs!
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-18-2009
Replies: 64
Views: 5,528
Posted By Gordon Coale
For those in the US who bought the G1 from...

For those in the US who bought the G1 from Prodigital2000: How much was customs?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-10-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2,276
Posted By Gordon Coale
Yes, it will work.

Yes, it will work.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-26-2008
Replies: 1,179
Views: 446,449
Posted By Gordon Coale
My Ricoh Diacord and Meopta Flexaret Va. They are...

My Ricoh Diacord and Meopta Flexaret Va. They are works in progress. I bought the Flexaret over three years ago but the focusing screen was dim and dirty. I never could figure out how to get the top...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-07-2008
Replies: 2,683
Views: 789,386
Posted By Gordon Coale
http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=arsat%2030&w=all ...

http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=arsat%2030&w=all

The link has some Arsat 30 images. It's a full frame fisheye. Things get curvy although not as much, I think, as on my 17mm Pentax Super Takumer...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-07-2008
Replies: 2,683
Views: 789,386
Posted By Gordon Coale
I've been going super-wide with an Arsat 30/3.5...

I've been going super-wide with an Arsat 30/3.5 on my Salut-S.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2316/2455845376_3befb6e3fa_o.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-26-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 2,408
Posted By Gordon Coale
The Yashica D is recommeded. Find one with a...

The Yashica D is recommeded. Find one with a Yashinon lens. It's a 4 element lens and the Yashikor is a 3 element lens. The D is sweet.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-30-2007
Replies: 5,552
Views: 952,766
Posted By Gordon Coale
I'll keep this our dark little secret. I...

I'll keep this our dark little secret.



I really like the Aerobie. I'm not sure that what it makes would be considered espresso, but it's close enough for me. Very nice.

One bummer. After I took...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-30-2007
Replies: 5,552
Views: 952,766
Posted By Gordon Coale
I have a friend who had a friend that recently...

I have a friend who had a friend that recently died. The guy was a serious camera collector. Not anything really valuable. Mostly lot of consumer stuff. Thousands of cameras. But there are a few...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-17-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 2,580
Posted By Gordon Coale
The flat topped Super 23 has gone through some...

The flat topped Super 23 has gone through some permutations. The body was acting as a rear lens cap for a very nice 100/3.5 I needed. The rangefinder was broken limiting the usefulness of the body. I...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-16-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,296
Posted By Gordon Coale
Check out How To: DIY $10 Macro Photo Studio...

Check out How To: DIY $10 Macro Photo Studio (http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/07/how-to-diy-10-macro-photo-studio.html) at the Strobist (http://strobist.blogspot.com/).

All lighting tricks will be...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-14-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 2,580
Posted By Gordon Coale
BillBingham2 -- Thanks. I forgot to mention,...

BillBingham2 -- Thanks.

I forgot to mention, for those that are not familiar with the big Mamiyas, the back takes 6x9cm negatives (2 1/4" x 3 1/4" for the metric challenged.) There are also 6x7 and...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-14-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 2,580
Posted By Gordon Coale
A Mamiya Universal rises from the dead

The shutter on the 100/3.5 locked up about a year and a half ago. The big Mamiya was put aside. A couple of months ago I picked it up and the shutter fired! A miracle! A self-repairing shutter. But...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-01-2007
Replies: 2,683
Views: 789,386
Posted By Gordon Coale
Phillipe -- There are lots of Spotmatics on eBay...

Phillipe -- There are lots of Spotmatics on eBay every day. You can get a good SP or SPII body for US$30. The Spotmatic F goes for a bit more although I paid US$43 for my Spotmatic F with a beautiful...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-30-2007
Replies: 2,683
Views: 789,386
Posted By Gordon Coale
Yes, we need more Pentaxes. I expect to add a...

Yes, we need more Pentaxes. I expect to add a Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 50/1.4 to this pile in another couple of weeks. The cameras are a black Spotmatic SP and a chrome Spotmatic F. The lenses,...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-29-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 1,060
Posted By Gordon Coale
new tripod mount gordy straps

I took the results of my poll (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=644271) and revised my line of tripod mount wrist straps. I've eliminated the original thumbscrew and added the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-21-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 3,805
Posted By Gordon Coale
The infinite wisdom of RFF has spoken. The round...

The infinite wisdom of RFF has spoken. The round bolt head wins! (Actually it's a truss head machine screw.) The black socket head cap screw came in a distant second along with the knurled...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-19-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 3,805
Posted By Gordon Coale
gordy strap tripod mount poll

I need your help. The thumb screw I use on my tripod mount straps is easy to turn but does kind of stick out there. The knurled thumb screw has a lower profile but is expensive. I have a customer...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-18-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 2,803
Posted By Gordon Coale
I make straps for twin lens reflexes. They also...

I make straps for twin lens reflexes. They also work well for cameras with post attachments like the Hasselblad, Pentacon 6, and Salut/Kiev 88: neck straps...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-16-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 3,167
Posted By Gordon Coale
Naruto -- I have your picture up in my gallery...

Naruto -- I have your picture up in my gallery (http://www.electricedge.com/gordy_s_straps/store/gallery/index.htm). Thanks!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-24-2007
Replies: 2,683
Views: 789,386
Posted By Gordon Coale
Here is another Graflex along with a Salut-S and...

Here is another Graflex along with a Salut-S and a Pentax H1a. This Graflex is a 3 1/4 x 4 1/4.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-24-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 3,167
Posted By Gordon Coale
gordy's camera straps price increase

I'm afraid it's time to change prices. Supplies have been increasing in price for the past two years but the recent U.S. Postal Service rate changes are the straw breaking this camel's back. On...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-26-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,746
Posted By Gordon Coale
I've seen a lot of Atget and this has much I've...

I've seen a lot of Atget and this has much I've not seen before. Incredible! Atget is one of the gods of photography. Thanks!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-12-2007
Replies: 2,683
Views: 789,386
Posted By Gordon Coale
It's a Zenit S...

It's a Zenit S (http://jay.fedka.com/index_files/Page402.htm). It is a cute little sucker. It's a Zorki 1 with a reflex mechanism.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-09-2007
Replies: 7,409
Views: 3,776,875
Posted By Gordon Coale
Yes, they are gordy straps...

Yes, they are gordy straps (http://www.electricedge.com/gordy_s_straps/).
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-03-2007
Replies: 1,179
Views: 446,449
Posted By Gordon Coale
This is my Ricoh Diacord with one of my new...

This is my Ricoh Diacord with one of my new straps (http://www.electricedge.com/gordy_s_straps/store/neck-string-double/index.htm) that terrycioni ordered. Actually, it was an idea of Terry's that...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-03-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 10,092
Posted By Gordon Coale
I've been thinking about a strap for TLRs for...

I've been thinking about a strap for TLRs for over a year now. It took a suggestion from a RFF member to get me on the right track. It's the double attach point string neck strap...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-02-2007
Replies: 66
Views: 2,841
Posted By Gordon Coale
Actually, Kodachrome 64 is still with us. I...

Actually, Kodachrome 64 is still with us. I haven't shot any transparencies in over 20 years but running across The Kodachrome Project (http://www.kodachromeproject.com/) has inspired me to load up...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-02-2007
Replies: 66
Views: 2,841
Posted By Gordon Coale
Kodachrome 25.

Kodachrome 25.
Forum: RFF Polls 05-28-2007
Replies: 195
Views: 16,423
Posted By Gordon Coale
I'm trying some Kodachrome 64 for the first time...

I'm trying some Kodachrome 64 for the first time in 20 years or so. I have a roll in my Leica IIIc and a roll in a Nikon F3 a friend is loaning me. I recently scanned some Kodachrome my grandfather...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-04-2007
Replies: 2,125
Views: 589,177
Posted By Gordon Coale
Trying out some new/old film in my Barnacks. New...

Trying out some new/old film in my Barnacks. New to me, at least since I haven't used them in a long time. I have the Leica IIIc loaded with Kodachrome 64...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-21-2007
Replies: 5,552
Views: 952,766
Posted By Gordon Coale
I was finishing up a batch of straps this morning...

I was finishing up a batch of straps this morning and had to make a neck strap for my new Zeiss Ikon. It's a 70 year old Super Ikonta B 532/16. It makes 6x6 negatives on 120 roll film. The lens is a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-19-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 1,430
Posted By Gordon Coale
Zorki Standard - Tri-X Leica IIIc - Fuji Superia...

Zorki Standard - Tri-X
Leica IIIc - Fuji Superia 400
Pentax Spotmatic II - Fuji Reala
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-02-2007
Replies: 76
Views: 12,080
Posted By Gordon Coale
The metal is thick enough that you can't tap it...

The metal is thick enough that you can't tap it out. I don't really want to destroy the shroud. It's not like they are still making them so I would like to keep it intact. It may end up back on a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-02-2007
Replies: 76
Views: 12,080
Posted By Gordon Coale
I took some dimensions off the shroud. I used a...

I took some dimensions off the shroud. I used a cheap plastic dial caliper but it should be close enough if someone wants to make one. I don't know the pitch of the threads.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-02-2007
Replies: 76
Views: 12,080
Posted By Gordon Coale
From the top it fits fine on the Zorki 1. I...

From the top it fits fine on the Zorki 1. I didn't think it would but it clears everthing. Vertically it doesn't fit. The post for the B setting cam is too tall. Too bad. On the front there is a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-02-2007
Replies: 76
Views: 12,080
Posted By Gordon Coale
The shutter mechanism shroud for a Leica Standard...

The shutter mechanism shroud for a Leica Standard arrived. I was right to begin with. It won't work on the Zorki 1. You can see the threads inside for securing it to the Leica Standard top plate. I...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-01-2007
Replies: 76
Views: 12,080
Posted By Gordon Coale
It looked like it was stamped, and not turned,...

It looked like it was stamped, and not turned, with enough wall thickness for threads. I will try to get pictures tomorrow. I really don't want to destroy a part like this. I don't think they've made...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-01-2007
Replies: 76
Views: 12,080
Posted By Gordon Coale
The Leica Standard shutter mechanism shroud came...

The Leica Standard shutter mechanism shroud came in today. I was right to begin with. It won't work on the Zorki. The post for the B setting cam is too tall. I've been real busy so I didn't get a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-29-2007
Replies: 76
Views: 12,080
Posted By Gordon Coale
Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha! It's mine! All mine! :) John...

Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha! It's mine! All mine! :)

John -- If it works I will do a full set of measurements and post them here. If this works it could be turned on a lathe or you could spin them. You could...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-29-2007
Replies: 76
Views: 12,080
Posted By Gordon Coale
I forgot to link to DAG's page with the Top Cover...

I forgot to link to DAG's page with the Top Cover Shroud for Leica Std. (http://www.dagcamera.com/leica.htm) Scroll to the bottom. He as a black one but it's more expensive.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-29-2007
Replies: 76
Views: 12,080
Posted By Gordon Coale
It just may be that, on the matter of whether a...

It just may be that, on the matter of whether a turned piece would cover the Zorki 1 shutter mechanism, I was full of bovine excrement. Another thread mentioned that DAG Camera had some OKARA orange...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-23-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,034
Posted By Gordon Coale
Michael -- Nice avatar. It's just like mine.

Michael -- Nice avatar. It's just like mine.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-20-2007
Replies: 76
Views: 12,080
Posted By Gordon Coale
It turns out that most of the dimensions I wrote...

It turns out that most of the dimensions I wrote down weren't needed. (Some are even wrong. I'm not saying which. :) ) I scaled some points off of the pencil sketch (above) and drew it up on my CAD...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-20-2007
Replies: 76
Views: 12,080
Posted By Gordon Coale
I've developed the shape of the shutter mechanism...

I've developed the shape of the shutter mechanism cover. I took a photo of the top of the camera and then printed it out large on a piece of paper. I can convert measurements taken on the print and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-18-2007
Replies: 76
Views: 12,080
Posted By Gordon Coale
My camera came as in the picture, from Oleg. I'm...

My camera came as in the picture, from Oleg. I'm pretty sure the doughnut is a support for the accessory shoe and can be removed without affecting the B setting mechanism, which works just fine on my...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-18-2007
Replies: 76
Views: 12,080
Posted By Gordon Coale
I've been out shooting with the Zorki Standard....

I've been out shooting with the Zorki Standard. I'm really liking it. I picked up my broken FED 2 the other day and hadn't realized how much bigger it was compared to the Zorki Standard. The little...
Forum: RFF News 01-18-2007
Replies: 140
Views: 13,468
Posted By Gordon Coale
I'm disappointed. I thought we were all going to...

I'm disappointed. I thought we were all going to get an M8!

It was Stephen's website that got me back into rangefinder photography. It's a natural that he would be more involved with RFF.

Welcome,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-17-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 935
Posted By Gordon Coale
I bought a Jupiter 8 from Soviet Camera a while...

I bought a Jupiter 8 from Soviet Camera a while back and it was a beauty. A friend bought a Zorki 1 from him and it was also a beauty. Prices are a little high but the gear was great!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-16-2007
Replies: 76
Views: 12,080
Posted By Gordon Coale
John, Now I understand spinning. However, I...

John,

Now I understand spinning. However, I think the only way the russkies got round covers is by removing the post and cam for the B setting. If you keep the B setting you will have to make a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-14-2007
Replies: 76
Views: 12,080
Posted By Gordon Coale
John -- I'm not familiar with the process you...

John -- I'm not familiar with the process you describe as "spinning". I'm familiar with lathes, flat patterns, and milling. Is it like forming a soft metal over a block by hammering on it? I look...
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