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Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 3 Days Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 1,737
Posted By oftheherd
I never thought of it that way. But then I just...

I never thought of it that way. But then I just never could bond with mine like I did with my Yashica MAT 124 G. I finally gave it away after several years of non-use.
Forum: Travel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 166
Posted By oftheherd
Nice photos and nice project. Thanks for sharing.

Nice photos and nice project. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By oftheherd
Looks nice. Is 1/15 the slowest that can be used...

Looks nice. Is 1/15 the slowest that can be used without blur?
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,417
Posted By oftheherd
The Welta Welti or Weltini should be worth...

The Welta Welti or Weltini should be worth looking at, but you are looking for interchangeable lenses like the Retinetes, the Weltas don't have that. They are nice cameras though.

The Olympus XA or...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-16-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By oftheherd
First, great shots. If traffic is the same as...

First, great shots.



If traffic is the same as when I was there in the late 60's and early 70's, traffic always amazed me, especially the circles. But it works for the people there, so who was I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 2,740
Posted By oftheherd
Sort of impossible. I like my Fujica ST901 and...

Sort of impossible. I like my Fujica ST901 and its selection of lenses and accessories. I also like my Contax 167mt with its three zooms and the 50mm f/1.4.

How do I sell that idea to anyone...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-02-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 599
Posted By oftheherd
Even if it doesn't have a mechanical or...

Even if it doesn't have a mechanical or electronic double exposure setting, you can hold the film tight, push in on the rewind button, cock the shutter by advancing the wind crank and take another...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-02-2019
Replies: 784
Views: 114,655
Posted By oftheherd
LOL, good catch.

LOL, good catch.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-02-2019
Replies: 784
Views: 114,655
Posted By oftheherd
Nicely done!

Nicely done!
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-01-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 599
Posted By oftheherd
First, tripod. 2nd, determine where most of the...

First, tripod. 2nd, determine where most of the fireworks will be exploding and how big a ball/circle - done simply by observation. Use short or long exposures depending on what you hope to get. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,224
Posted By oftheherd
Second (third) the idea of trying a large format....

Second (third) the idea of trying a large format. For something different you might want to make it a 9x12 folder. Surprisingly there are still some good ones around at decent prices.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-10-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,007
Posted By oftheherd
I looks like Freestyle is selling...

I looks like Freestyle is selling it.

https://www.freestylephoto.biz/6001-Jollylook-Mini-Instant-Film-Camera
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 778
Posted By oftheherd
That's what I hope to do. Are there seminars I...

That's what I hope to do. Are there seminars I can attend to increase my profits? :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 778
Posted By oftheherd
There will be a purge in my house very soon. My...

There will be a purge in my house very soon. My wife insists. :D.

Actually, I was moving that way myself, but since we are downsizing for a potential move to a small house, it will be sooner...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-03-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,433
Posted By oftheherd
I think most of the line of bayonet mount lenses...

I think most of the line of bayonet mount lenses were f/1.6 rather than the f/1/7 or f/1.9.



I don't know why I always thought the ST 901 was the first with the blue cell. That was a very accurate...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-03-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By oftheherd
Some medicine container caps work well also.

Some medicine container caps work well also.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-02-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By oftheherd
Have you done a search of your subject? There...

Have you done a search of your subject? There have been several threads on that. Many answer with the fervor of a religious discussion.

Myself, I like to use a UV filter for protection. You may...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-01-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,743
Posted By oftheherd
I don't think you need to apologize for anything...

I don't think you need to apologize for anything about this photo. My, how those colors grab one and draw one into the scene! And that is certainly not the normal view one gets of the tower. Just...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-01-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By oftheherd
That really sounds like a bummer. Hope all goes...

That really sounds like a bummer. Hope all goes well and you recover completely very soon.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-01-2019
Replies: 2,699
Views: 793,034
Posted By oftheherd
My first Contax was the 139Q. I loved it and...

My first Contax was the 139Q. I loved it and especially the dedicated flash stystem. I was very sad when it died. I got some Yashia to replace it.

One day I got a deal on a 167MT out of Canada. ...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-01-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 623
Posted By oftheherd
That enlarger/easel holder you show below the...

That enlarger/easel holder you show below the post I have quoted here is really neat. I would absolutely build one of those if I had the ability to print again.

Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-01-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 3,926
Posted By oftheherd
Wonderful photo essay. Thanks Chris.

Wonderful photo essay. Thanks Chris.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-31-2019
Replies: 357
Views: 17,737
Posted By oftheherd
Sorry, no accompanying photos, but I do have a...

Sorry, no accompanying photos, but I do have a couple or three Taks that I acquired with purchases of cameras. I have tried them and find them good performers. I don't think they are as good as my...
Forum: Chris Crawford 05-28-2019
Replies: 2,549
Views: 368,696
Posted By oftheherd
Great photos Chris. The commentary adds as well....

Great photos Chris. The commentary adds as well. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 05-19-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,151
Posted By oftheherd
Nothing to do with what the OP was looking for,...

Nothing to do with what the OP was looking for, but I just wanted to add as I have a time or two before, that back in the mid-70s I found the same with a Fujinon 28mm f/3.5. Looking directly into...
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-09-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By oftheherd
Some of the portrait papers used by photographers...

Some of the portrait papers used by photographers long ago made it difficult to impossible to copy due to the surface of the print reflecting in different directions. One solution was to move a...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-02-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 2,235
Posted By oftheherd
Nothing to do with the thrust of your thread, but...

Nothing to do with the thrust of your thread, but weight and a back problem is why I haven't used my Mamity Super Press 23 in many years. Sad.
Forum: RFF News 05-02-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,703
Posted By oftheherd
Peace and comfort to his family. I didn't know...

Peace and comfort to his family.

I didn't know him personally, but always heard good of him.

Prayers for his familly.
Forum: Travel 04-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,139
Posted By oftheherd
No medium format? You have gotten some great...

No medium format? You have gotten some great photos in the past.

Still, I can understand minimal gear since my back doesn't like me any more.

I do have a small kit with a folding MF, a 9x12...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-04-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 16,862
Posted By oftheherd
Ahhhh .... Such sad news. What to say that...

Ahhhh .... Such sad news.

What to say that hasn't already been said? I will be praying for you and Frances. God bless and comfort you both.

I am now going off to a quiet place and chastise...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By oftheherd
I used some Brownies in late 40's when I am...

I used some Brownies in late 40's when I am guessing that was all my father would trust me with. I thought I was hot stuff. :D

I think most people these days prefer to modify a used 120 roll by...
Forum: Travel 04-01-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,555
Posted By oftheherd
When I go on trips and wish to keep small kit, I...

When I go on trips and wish to keep small kit, I tend to take a 9x12 with 6x9 back, and a Welta Welti. Not too heavy (still recovering from bad back problem), yet I can expect good photos. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,301
Posted By oftheherd
I'm sitting in the loo trying to figure out if I...

I'm sitting in the loo trying to figure out if I resemble this or not. But I am stopped too much to know if I should concentrate or dilute.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-06-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 2,900
Posted By oftheherd
All the comments on the rangefinder mechanism...

All the comments on the rangefinder mechanism inside the camera are exactly correct. Many for sale are missing not only the back plate, but also the springs that hold the film plane in place, or aid...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-05-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,753
Posted By oftheherd
Rick, Do dates of manufacture make any...

Rick,

Do dates of manufacture make any difference on the Jupiter lenses?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-05-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,141
Posted By oftheherd
I think these days, unless you are buying new...

I think these days, unless you are buying new from the factory to increase your chances (and even then no guarantees), you just have to try different lenses until you find one that gives you what you...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-05-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 2,889
Posted By oftheherd
I'm surprised no one has commented on this. He...

I'm surprised no one has commented on this. He would probably be as good a subject as Capa, in his own way. Thanks for the quote.



Thanks for the interesting insight. I have read accounts that I...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-15-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 3,297
Posted By oftheherd
I believe you. I had on on lay-a-way in Korea...

I believe you. I had on on lay-a-way in Korea before I got a good deal on a Super Press 23. It also has a bellows, on the front, allowing close focusing. Like my Super Press, if is a little heave...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-13-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 3,297
Posted By oftheherd
A Mamiya Universal would fit your desires, but is...

A Mamiya Universal would fit your desires, but is heavy. It has interchangeable lenses. I have the Super Press 23 which has a bellows, but that is on the back and would normally only be used for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-12-2018
Replies: 3,036
Views: 735,284
Posted By oftheherd
Nice photo. I love the lighting.

Nice photo. I love the lighting.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-12-2018
Replies: 3,036
Views: 735,284
Posted By oftheherd
What MF camera? That is a more difficult...

What MF camera? That is a more difficult question than I am sure you thought it would be. There are RFs, SLRs, auto-exposure,interchangable lens varieties, TLRs, folders, and combinations of all...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-12-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By oftheherd
It is surprising how many different srews ACE...

It is surprising how many different srews ACE Hardware, Home Depot, and Lowes, among I am sure man others, may have. Sadly, the more odd the pitch and length, the less likely camera/lens screws are...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-26-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 801
Posted By oftheherd
I don't know your location, but you might want to...

I don't know your location, but you might want to consider...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 11-26-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 838
Posted By oftheherd
I am not familiar with automotive silicon, but...

I am not familiar with automotive silicon, but electrician's liquid tape works very will and can be applied and shoud be used in small amounts. I have used it and my son-in-law just repaired the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-19-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 570
Posted By oftheherd
That's me too.

That's me too.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-17-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,105
Posted By oftheherd
I don't know about you. But as I near my 2nd...

I don't know about you. But as I near my 2nd retirement, I hope to get back to taking photos with film and rejuvenating my ad hoc darkroom (can we move that clothes dryer a little to the left)...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-17-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By oftheherd
Sounds fascinating creenus. If your getting good...

Sounds fascinating creenus. If your getting good enough prints but the curl is a problem, you might want to experiment with a finding a good blemish free sheet of glass taped on one side to stiff...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-21-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 1,919
Posted By oftheherd
I have 1 6x9 and 2 9x12 cameras that have pack...

I have 1 6x9 and 2 9x12 cameras that have pack film in holders. One even has the full pack. I keep telling myself to use the partials and stand develop, but I haven't convinced myself yet. I kind...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-14-2018
Replies: 205
Views: 16,312
Posted By oftheherd
Watchit! :D :D :D

Watchit! :D :D :D
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-14-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By oftheherd
The Calumet 6x7 roll film backs for 4x5 did...

The Calumet 6x7 roll film backs for 4x5 did also.

Also the Yashica 124, and Rolleiflex. The Welta 6x6 and probably the 6x9 as well as the Mamiya Six had autowind, but you had to line up with the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-14-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By oftheherd
I have three bodies, and iirc one has haze, but...

I have three bodies, and iirc one has haze, but nothing blue in there.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-10-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,051
Posted By oftheherd
I can add that I extensively used a Yashica 50mm...

I can add that I extensively used a Yashica 50mm f/1.7 ML as I recall (circa 1970) and thought it was really good glass.

I also extensively used a Zeiss Contax T* 50mm f/1.4 on a Contax 139Q, and...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-10-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,051
Posted By oftheherd
I don't have a clue about such things but think...

I don't have a clue about such things but think it likely the have been Konica or Yashica. But Cosina might have been in the running as well.

Konica tended not to have gained public acclaim, but...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-04-2018
Replies: 173
Views: 10,435
Posted By oftheherd
When in Korea I usually carried anything I wanted...

When in Korea I usually carried anything I wanted (pretty much all I had at any given time), along with a good (and hard) Velbon tripod. Never had a problem.

Later i was contemplating a trip to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-30-2018
Replies: 121
Views: 4,718
Posted By oftheherd
Sorry, it just seems like a silly question. Look...

Sorry, it just seems like a silly question. Look at how this site has grown, both in membership and topics covered. No lack of interest of all aspects of photography that I can see. When new stuff...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 625
Posted By oftheherd
I was always fascinated with math, especially...

I was always fascinated with math, especially geometry, but I just never wanted to take the time to learn it properly.

Imagine how much better a photographer I could have been if I had applied...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-23-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,122
Posted By oftheherd
A really good seller to get to know: If you need...

A really good seller to get to know:

If you need more lenses, just write to me. I will create for you any item of your choice.
Lenses can be very good or satisfactory condition. Anything you want....
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-23-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,122
Posted By oftheherd
Thanks both of you. It's been a very tedious day...

Thanks both of you. It's been a very tedious day here where I work. I needed those.
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-01-2018
Replies: 119
Views: 4,950
Posted By oftheherd
Thanks Chris for sharing your and Marks story. ...

Thanks Chris for sharing your and Marks story. So heartwarming!
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-30-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,599
Posted By oftheherd
I also own a Super Press 23. Unfortunately, it...

I also own a Super Press 23. Unfortunately, it is not small and light. :bang:

If the OP can give up the small and light, it is a nice camera with very good lenses. The 65mm lens is small and...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-30-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,599
Posted By oftheherd
My two cents, no binding on anyone else. I have...

My two cents, no binding on anyone else. I have had good luck with old Welta cameras, both in 35mm and 6x6, surprisingly, Fujica 6x6 folders. But as Mr. Hicks correctly points out, any of the older...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-19-2018
Replies: 126
Views: 5,847
Posted By oftheherd
Apparently an Olympus OM1 is good for that as...

Apparently an Olympus OM1 is good for that as well. Many years ago in Korea a GI accosted another GI and demanded his camera. He got it. Swung up beside his head. He decided he didn't want it so...
Forum: RFF News 07-19-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 7,871
Posted By oftheherd
I wish him well. Medical expenses can be very...

I wish him well. Medical expenses can be very expensive, and can increase unrealistically.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-19-2018
Replies: 118
Views: 5,351
Posted By oftheherd
I don't have experience with a lot of lens...

I don't have experience with a lot of lens brands. But my pick would be the Yashikor 28mm f/3.5. It would flare if you said the word within 20 yards of the lens even if the sun was behind you. :D ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-18-2018
Replies: 784
Views: 114,655
Posted By oftheherd
Hadn't been in here in a while. I really liked...

Hadn't been in here in a while. I really liked your photos. Especially the 2nd and last. Sleeping cats and camera stores behind the lady with the dogs.

Also enjoyed the fish sauce factory photo. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-18-2018
Replies: 126
Views: 5,847
Posted By oftheherd
The additional information kind of changes the...

The additional information kind of changes the playing field. You have a tough problem to solve. When I read your first post I was tempted to recommend a Yashica TL Super. It was my first SLR,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 865
Posted By oftheherd
Probably nobody cares, but the Korean characters...

Probably nobody cares, but the Korean characters simply say "Fuji Ra Myon," Ra Myon being noodles.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 865
Posted By oftheherd
Normal agitation or stand?

Normal agitation or stand?
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-16-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,163
Posted By oftheherd
I agree that for me, one lens doesn't do it. For...

I agree that for me, one lens doesn't do it. For me, in 35mm film, I like wide most of the time, but have a place for 50mm and short tele. I have three zooms in C/Y mount, from 18mm to 150mm. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-16-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By oftheherd
Don't I know the feeling! But as intriguing as...

Don't I know the feeling! But as intriguing as it all sounds, I am glad I didn't jump on the bandwagon. If it all works out however, I may jump later.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-13-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 1,685
Posted By oftheherd
For other lens manufacturers you don't just hold...

For other lens manufacturers you don't just hold down the DOF button, you push it all the way in and turn the DOF button (clockwise iirc) until it locks. You can even compose and push the shutter...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-13-2018
Replies: 172
Views: 33,596
Posted By oftheherd
From time to time I have lusted for a Patent Etui...

From time to time I have lusted for a Patent Etui in 9x12, but never found with a price I liked. How often I lust mostly depends on how the pain in my back is doing. :p
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-12-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 1,685
Posted By oftheherd
I am astounded at the love for The Fujica ST 701...

I am astounded at the love for The Fujica ST 701 and 801. Most of the time when I have posted something here at RFF about my ST 901, I don't even get a comment, as if not worth it.

In my case, I...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-11-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 883
Posted By oftheherd
I learned on steel reels. I saw some of the...

I learned on steel reels. I saw some of the plastic Patterson reels and tanks and figured I needed some of those. Back to steel as they just feel more right.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-11-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By oftheherd
Mark Hama used to be the go to guy for parts and...

Mark Hama used to be the go to guy for parts and repairs. However, I think he may have retired, but I guess you could try to locate him, or if he has a successor.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-07-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 890
Posted By oftheherd
I don't see anything wrong with that, I just...

I don't see anything wrong with that, I just never heard of it. I only did 4 or 5 weddings and did them by myself. I usually had my Fujica ST901, and Yashica TL Super as backup, then the Super...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-07-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By oftheherd
It would be interesting to hear people's results....

It would be interesting to hear people's results. I don't know that developer. I know when I compared results with Tri-X and HP5 using D76, I thought Tri-X was much better behaved when pushing to...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-06-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,091
Posted By oftheherd
I could see that it might. Sometimes shutter...

I could see that it might. Sometimes shutter speeds of even 1/200, much less 1/300 or 1/500, have some very strong springs. I don't think once or twice would cause a problem, but over time it...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 06-01-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By oftheherd
Thanks. I enjoyed those photos.

Thanks. I enjoyed those photos.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-29-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 978
Posted By oftheherd
Dave - maybe you are getting closer to what you...

Dave - maybe you are getting closer to what you want to do at retirement? I have the same problem, but with a little more time to decide. My wife want me to get a good digital and lenses. That is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-29-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 978
Posted By oftheherd
See my post above. I bought it on my second time...

See my post above. I bought it on my second time in Vietnam. I wanted one of them modern cameras, and I knew the name from a movie camera I had had. I really didn't use it much until I got to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-29-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 978
Posted By oftheherd
Youngster! ;) :D My first SLR was a Yashica TL...

Youngster! ;) :D

My first SLR was a Yashica TL Super, bought late 1970 or early 71. Battery was only for light meter, but I had been using the film data sheet for quite a while anyway.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-22-2018
Replies: 115
Views: 4,631
Posted By oftheherd
Interesting question Bill. Not being a digital...

Interesting question Bill. Not being a digital nor Leica man, I don't think I can provide any useful answers. But what really intrigues me is the majority of posts not caring for Leica, or at least...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-22-2018
Replies: 115
Views: 4,631
Posted By oftheherd
Sorry. I Don't mean to pick on you because...

Sorry. I Don't mean to pick on you because others have said it before. But no camera system or parts thereof impose discipline on me. I impose discipline on me or I don't have any.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 05-21-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,209
Posted By oftheherd
For years I have checked the box for keep me...

For years I have checked the box for keep me logged on. Convenient as any time I return, I am automatically logged in. And I don't get kicked out after a few minutes.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-18-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 789
Posted By oftheherd
Great on the film plane. A couple of years ago...

Great on the film plane. A couple of years ago there was a spate of Mamiya Six cameras being sold missing the springs for the film plain apparatus (neat word, huh?). Don't ask how I know. ...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-18-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 966
Posted By oftheherd
It would need to be filtered would it not?

It would need to be filtered would it not?
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 05-11-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,725
Posted By oftheherd
Pretty much this for me. Interestingly I seem...

Pretty much this for me.

Interestingly I seem to remember seeing photographs much like the one the OP talks about in the photo mags of yesteryear. And the message, more subtle or not, was the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-10-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,054
Posted By oftheherd
Great photos. How did the camera handle?

Great photos. How did the camera handle?
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-07-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,054
Posted By oftheherd
That is different! I wonder if the person who...

That is different! I wonder if the person who made it took the idea of a removable pressure plate came from the Mamiya Six? It should keep the film taunter, so more flat.

Will be interesting to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-07-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,394
Posted By oftheherd
When I get the chance, i still like my 40+ year...

When I get the chance, i still like my 40+ year old Fujica ST 901. it took so many great photos for me, personal and job related. Starting with a Yashica TL Super and then moving to an aperture...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-04-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,091
Posted By oftheherd
Sorry I didn't get a chance to try and reproduce...

Sorry I didn't get a chance to try and reproduce you problem. I only had time to check two Mamiya Six cameras mentioned on another thread. I will try tonight.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-04-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 789
Posted By oftheherd
I checked the two I have at home last night. ...

I checked the two I have at home last night. There was about 1 mm difference between them when measuring from the plate the lense is in, to the top of the film holder. I don't know how much...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-04-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,040
Posted By oftheherd
Somewhere at home I have one of Ed Romney's books...

Somewhere at home I have one of Ed Romney's books which among other things covers lens repair. I think it has the Compur dial set shutter in it. If I can find it I will look and see if it mentions...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-04-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 2,446
Posted By oftheherd
Tell her not to worry. I looked up some...

Tell her not to worry. I looked up some information on those tents, and it seems the ladders can be stored inside and the tents zipped up well.

But thinking about it, I'm not so sure I would want...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-04-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 2,446
Posted By oftheherd
I can imagine they would be.

I can imagine they would be.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-04-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 2,446
Posted By oftheherd
I reckon we have similar tastes. We got our...

I reckon we have similar tastes. We got our first Highlander in 2004. What a great vehicle, not only looks, but layout and ride. About a year and a half ago the wife wanted a new one, but we had...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-03-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 789
Posted By oftheherd
I have just promised to try and remember to check...

I have just promised to try and remember to check my Welta for another member, if I don't forget. If I don't forget, I will try to look at the two Mamiya Six cameras I have to see if they appear to...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-03-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,325
Posted By oftheherd
Any aperture mechanism can be for sure. But be...

Any aperture mechanism can be for sure. But be careful if the aperture ring is too hard to move. Then you will have to clean it someway. Sometimes lighter fluid will do it, sometimes you need to...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-03-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,091
Posted By oftheherd
I keep forgetting to check my Welta 6x6 cameras. ...

I keep forgetting to check my Welta 6x6 cameras. I will try to do so tonight and report back.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-03-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2,641
Posted By oftheherd
Glad you like it. I think TLRs just appeal to...

Glad you like it. I think TLRs just appeal to some people. I felt that way about the Yashica MAT 124G I had, but strangely enough, I never liked the Rolleiflex with the good Schneider-Kreuznach...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-03-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 2,446
Posted By oftheherd
As to my ride, I don't have a photo handy. But...

As to my ride, I don't have a photo handy. But just look on most streets (at least int the USA) for a short time and you can see a silver Toyota Corolla Sport. That's my car.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-03-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 2,446
Posted By oftheherd
Wow, I do like that! Where is is sold. I have...

Wow, I do like that! Where is is sold. I have been thinking of a small tent on top of our Highlander, with a cutout for the sun roof into the tent.

But that looks like a lot more fun, and reminds...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-27-2018
Replies: 35
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Views: 1,591
Posted By oftheherd
I think that is accurate, but that RFF is a...

I think that is accurate, but that RFF is a dominant type of camera. When RFF started, people would apologize if they posted photos from other than RF cameras. I think it is better the way it is...
Forum: RFF News 04-25-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,467
Posted By oftheherd
While I don't like a lot of the 9th Circuit's...

While I don't like a lot of the 9th Circuit's decisions, the real problem they had was to go against a previous decision (something any court is loath to do), or come out with the decision they did.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-25-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 5,335
Posted By oftheherd
"Optical lens, Auto fix focus." Ya gotta love...

"Optical lens, Auto fix focus." Ya gotta love it. But took an surprisingly good photo.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-23-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 984
Posted By oftheherd
Curious concept.

Curious concept.
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-23-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 721
Posted By oftheherd
That was a fascinating article. Thanks! I...

That was a fascinating article. Thanks! I remember, I think it was in the early 60s, when my brother, a Zoology grad, told me of some birds who were known to use rocks and twigs. I was so...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-19-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1,194
Posted By oftheherd
I was never a big fan of square. Even with my...

I was never a big fan of square. Even with my TLR or a 6x6 folder, it isn't uncommon for me to crop back to rectangular. My son-in-law can do either and get great photos. So what am I doing wrong?...
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-19-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 721
Posted By oftheherd
Digital (Rasp PI) Squirrel Cam

Somebody, I think it was Dave Lackey, who asked about a year or so ago about how to take bird photos. I remember I and some others made some suggestions that may or may not have been useful to...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 04-17-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,884
Posted By oftheherd
See below. Several years ago I bought a netbook...

See below. Several years ago I bought a netbook that had no CD player, so I bought an external CD/DVD player/writer. Actually, I had to buy a second as the first was dropped by a co-worker of mine....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-11-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 3,151
Posted By oftheherd
I would never worry about dropping any lens I...

I would never worry about dropping any lens I have 18 inches to a bed unless the blanket was a concrete slab. I'm not saying didn't happen as I have no reason the disbelieve you. But indeed how...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 03-26-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 6,069
Posted By oftheherd
I missed this before. Great shots!

I missed this before. Great shots!
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-23-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 2,055
Posted By oftheherd
Were the results that bad, or just inconvenient? ...

Were the results that bad, or just inconvenient? I have a couple or three convertible lenses, two for 4x5 and one for 8x10. I have yet to use any of them. They sit sorrowfully abandoned on a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-22-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 927
Posted By oftheherd
Yeah, pretty much how I have looked at...

Yeah, pretty much how I have looked at features/accessories. I have a couple of systems I like most, but will use any other feature/system if I can get it, and it will give me the photo I want.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-19-2018
Replies: 68
Views: 3,982
Posted By oftheherd
I have come to the conclusion that no SLR is RF...

I have come to the conclusion that no SLR is RF like, at least none that I have used. I think some are smaller and lighter than say my Yashica TL Super, or my Fujica ST901, but not all. Sometimes I...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-16-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,161
Posted By oftheherd
Thanks for the laugh. I needed one.

Thanks for the laugh. I needed one.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-15-2018
Replies: 114
Views: 3,665
Posted By oftheherd
I enjoy a lot of different cameras, when I have a...

I enjoy a lot of different cameras, when I have a chance to use one. Sadly, that isn't often lately.

But I often have my XA along, or my Contax 167mt and three zoom lenses. Two lenses are...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-13-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,036
Posted By oftheherd
I agree the Super Press and surely the Universal...

I agree the Super Press and surely the Universal are not light cameras. Me personally, even though I have a recurring back problem, I would not wish to cut the RF off any body. I just don't think...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-09-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,036
Posted By oftheherd
Without more commentary from the OP I still think...

Without more commentary from the OP I still think it would be better to just get a Mamiya Universal or Super Press 23. I think the Super Press 23 is the better one, but it depends on what the OP has...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-08-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,036
Posted By oftheherd
Not sure what you are trying to do. If you...

Not sure what you are trying to do. If you intend to use a Mamiya 50mm or 65mm, then there is no need to remove the top. There is a finder for both that fits in the flash shoe. I have a 50mm that...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 03-03-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By oftheherd
The above is good information. I remember using...

The above is good information. I remember using the top two charts in the 70s after finding it in one of the then current photo magazines. It is not perfect because none can be, not knowing what...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-21-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,245
Posted By oftheherd
About 1978, my wife and I (and two cats) went...

About 1978, my wife and I (and two cats) went from Ft Knox, KY, to NW Missouri to visit family, then to South Dakota, across Wyoming, up and through Bear Claw Pass (Delighted to find a large stone...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-21-2018
Replies: 3,036
Views: 735,284
Posted By oftheherd
You and others have posted some really nice...

You and others have posted some really nice photos, but this one really pops.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 02-20-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 2,027
Posted By oftheherd
Nice project. It is tempting to get your camera...

Nice project. It is tempting to get your camera just to have it. I just don't get the opportunity to photograph as much as I want to and I anyway I have 3 4x5 cameras already.

But again, nice...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-20-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 2,728
Posted By oftheherd
I don't remember which thread now, but in the...

I don't remember which thread now, but in the Contax RF subforum, there are numerous good threads on repair. One of them I remember specifically mentioned that spring. Sorry I don't remember which...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-20-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,101
Posted By oftheherd
Since yu are in the subforum, I suppose you have...

Since yu are in the subforum, I suppose you have read all the threads on your camera. But if you haven't yet, read https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=157639 for a lot of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-08-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 3,490
Posted By oftheherd
I think you are the only other person I have...

I think you are the only other person I have heard talk about the Petri Color 35. Great little camera!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-08-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 3,490
Posted By oftheherd
When I want to travel small and light with only...

When I want to travel small and light with only one camera, it will usually be the XA.

I am always surprised that apparently so few people are familiar with the Welta Welti (non RF) or the Weltini...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-05-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 2,519
Posted By oftheherd
Wow! Glad you are getting better. Hang in...

Wow! Glad you are getting better. Hang in there. You will be in my prayers.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-31-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2,177
Posted By oftheherd
I am uncertain as well. Your film and the...

I am uncertain as well. Your film and the offending film were somehow in close proximity to each other. You wouldn't likely get that effect if it were during development. If they somehow touched,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 2,662
Posted By oftheherd
Since this isn't posted in an RF sub-forum, I...

Since this isn't posted in an RF sub-forum, I would say I have no preference other than what I decide will give me the best photo at the time. That said:

I took a ton of photos with a 50mm f/1.7...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-30-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,856
Posted By oftheherd
Electronics can be funny things. They can quit...

Electronics can be funny things. They can quit for no discernible reason, and start up again for no discernible reason. I hope yours stays working.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-30-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 2,150
Posted By oftheherd
I don't have Canon or Nikon. But I do have a...

I don't have Canon or Nikon. But I do have a Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 for Contax cameras. I like it. It gives great detail and renders everything well. I thought if fit the Contax 139Q I bought with it,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 2,273
Posted By oftheherd
That whole situation just baffles me. I cannot...

That whole situation just baffles me. I cannot imagine such a thing happening. Especially the reaction of the authorities to all that happened.

Did the police volunteer to be the thugs?

While I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 2,273
Posted By oftheherd
Note to self: Don't visit Barcelona.

Note to self: Don't visit Barcelona.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-26-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 5,060
Posted By oftheherd
Thanks for your reviews and photos. It will be...

Thanks for your reviews and photos. It will be interesting to see where this technology and in particular camera goes.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2018
Replies: 784
Views: 114,655
Posted By oftheherd
Yes, we had barbers in small stalls or small...

Yes, we had barbers in small stalls or small shops as well, but barbers on motorcycles or bicycles, were a new experience for me and many other GIs.

Some of them acted as dentists for simple work...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2018
Replies: 784
Views: 114,655
Posted By oftheherd
Tim Zhou - great photos as always. I...

Tim Zhou - great photos as always. I particularly like #2 and #4. To me, #2 gives a better juxtaposition of the tourists in the background, with the young lady in the foreground. And she is...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-09-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,325
Posted By oftheherd
I don't agree that a 35mm camera will be less...

I don't agree that a 35mm camera will be less flexible than the digital you have. There are so many bodies, lenses and film combinations available that simply cannot be so. 35mm, especially...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-05-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,102
Posted By oftheherd
Me personally, I already have cameras I don't get...

Me personally, I already have cameras I don't get to use. I just haven't been able to get out and take photos lately. And if I did, it would eat into the time I have to develop film, which is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-05-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,715
Posted By oftheherd
Certainly to each his own. I am a security...

Certainly to each his own. I am a security wannabe and try to keep up with all the latest things going on. It is true it is worth keeping security as up to date as possible. It is also possible...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2017
Replies: 784
Views: 114,655
Posted By oftheherd
No, I doubt he knew I or many others even...

No, I doubt he knew I or many others even existed. I also think I may have had viewpoints that might not have fit a lot of things he wanted to say. Being there four years and at that time being...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-24-2017
Replies: 784
Views: 114,655
Posted By oftheherd
Yes, I just never thought of that in that way.

Yes, I just never thought of that in that way.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-23-2017
Replies: 784
Views: 114,655
Posted By oftheherd
Recently I came across some old photos I had...

Recently I came across some old photos I had taken in Vietnam when I was there from 1969 to 1972. Some are hardly worth showing as they were either very badly exposed or were damaged in surviving a...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 12-15-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By oftheherd
What I have done on this and other forums, up to...

What I have done on this and other forums, up to about 10 or 15 pages, is do a left click at the top of each page, drag it down to the bottom to highlight it all, then copy and paste into a Word or...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-15-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 14,042
Posted By oftheherd
While you are correct that some sites do that, I...

While you are correct that some sites do that, I really like RFF as it is. Anything that I might think I miss here at RFF, if I really want it, I will go to one of the sites that does allow way,...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-15-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 14,042
Posted By oftheherd
Yes, he can be contrarian with other people. I...

Yes, he can be contrarian with other people. I don't mind that from him or any others. I have a pretty thick skin. Reasonably respectfully done, it is what makes for good...
Forum: Travel 12-11-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 6,953
Posted By oftheherd
Thanks for your time and good info. I always...

Thanks for your time and good info. I always thought it would be fun to visit Thailand. But probably will never have the chance.
Forum: Olympus RF 12-08-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2,205
Posted By oftheherd
Thanks Mrgreentie and stevierose. Always good to...

Thanks Mrgreentie and stevierose. Always good to know who is doing good work at reasonable prices.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 12-07-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 4,772
Posted By oftheherd
Already a year? I never met him. I think I may...

Already a year?

I never met him. I think I may have PM'd him once or twice, but not sure, maybe just talked via posts in threads.

What I do know is I never missed reading his posts. What a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-07-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,188
Posted By oftheherd
Interesting article for sure.

Interesting article for sure.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-06-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,116
Posted By oftheherd
f16sunshine - Have you taken any photos with this...

f16sunshine - Have you taken any photos with this camera yet?
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-06-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,116
Posted By oftheherd
Even for those that do I think you need the...

Even for those that do I think you need the window to align the first frame don't you?
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-06-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,390
Posted By oftheherd
I think it is correct that it likely took a...

I think it is correct that it likely took a series VI (6). My Mamiya Six takes that size filter/filter holder.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-06-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,390
Posted By oftheherd
Normally these types of cameras closed by pushing...

Normally these types of cameras closed by pushing the struts. On this one, I would say just behind where the struts attach to the drop bed, or maybe about half way up from there. The only reason I...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-06-2017
Replies: 172
Views: 33,596
Posted By oftheherd
That's two really nice cameras. I am surprised...

That's two really nice cameras. I am surprised at how well the Seagull took that photo. Is it really that good or can I just not tell on the crappy monitor I have at work?
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 12-06-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 2,436
Posted By oftheherd
I always like the Epsons. My last was an HP. ...

I always like the Epsons. My last was an HP. I'm not really happy with anything from HP. Goes back to my IT training. HP was always difficult to work with, so you either learned everything about...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-05-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,390
Posted By oftheherd
They may have had threaded filter threads, but I...

They may have had threaded filter threads, but I would have thought it more likely they used a Series filter holder. They came with both treaded and push on Series holders. Series 6 maybe?
Forum: Travel 12-05-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 5,389
Posted By oftheherd
What great photos! I am so jealous. Thanks for...

What great photos! I am so jealous. Thanks for sharing these.
Forum: Nikon RF 12-04-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,560
Posted By oftheherd
Sounds like my wife, and she does exactly the...

Sounds like my wife, and she does exactly the same thing of putting something down in a convenient-at-the-moment place. I wish she could be more careful. I would never be so careless, oh, excuse me...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-29-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 4,202
Posted By oftheherd
Cute. Thanks for the laugh. You might want to...

Cute. Thanks for the laugh.

You might want to add over the MF, a Yashica TL Super with the back open: half the people reach for their own concealed carry, the other half reach for their cell...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-29-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,141
Posted By oftheherd
Since it is relatively well defined, I am...

Since it is relatively well defined, I am thinking some sort of thread for sure. Also not too long for the small bit that is sticking out from the side of the negative. Perhaps some Yak hair...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-28-2017
Replies: 81
Views: 3,340
Posted By oftheherd
I don't have a photo of Dominion in Falls Church,...

I don't have a photo of Dominion in Falls Church, VA, but they continue to hang on. I don't need any expensive gear any more, but I continue to buy film there as well as printing paper, and...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 11-28-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 2,098
Posted By oftheherd
That's funny. Don't they usually have people who...

That's funny.

Don't they usually have people who are supposed to look for such things? I know they are supposed to have people who try to ensure continuity between scenes.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-22-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 1,767
Posted By oftheherd
Good idea with the dividers. The pushpin tool...

Good idea with the dividers. The pushpin tool intrigues me. Can you show a photo of that also please?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-20-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 3,795
Posted By oftheherd
This whole thing seem to me like which is better,...

This whole thing seem to me like which is better, film or digital. :p

Huss has plainly shown that he got carless in his technique with his SLR. I don't know how that would happen just because he...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-17-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 3,898
Posted By oftheherd
Fixed it for you. :p The Super Press will do...

Fixed it for you. :p The Super Press will do all you suggested. I don't know about the weight of the cameras. However, a 250mm f/5 lens is best mounted on a tracked vehicle.



See my post above...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-16-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 927
Posted By oftheherd
I'm not sure what you mean, but at...

I'm not sure what you mean, but at http://www.cameramanuals.org/mamiya_pdf/mamiya_press_super_23.pdf at page 57, you can find dof for all the Mamiya Press lenses except the 250 f/8. Are you talking...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 11-14-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 2,157
Posted By oftheherd
Go to your local thrift store. Look in their bag...

Go to your local thrift store. Look in their bag section. You should find a variety small bags, some with movable pockets. I have done that for a Mamiya Six and a Weltini, as well as a Luna Pro...
Forum: Travel 11-02-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,437
Posted By oftheherd
For what you did I would say that was a bargain. ...

For what you did I would say that was a bargain. Not that everyone would want to spend that much these days.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-02-2017
Replies: 784
Views: 114,655
Posted By oftheherd
Tim Zhou, I really enjoy your photos. Especially...

Tim Zhou, I really enjoy your photos. Especially the people living near the railroad tracks. Interesting look at how people are living, and I really love the tonality. keep the photos...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-31-2017
Replies: 784
Views: 114,655
Posted By oftheherd
What great photos guys! I really enjoyed them. ...

What great photos guys! I really enjoyed them. I always enjoy seeing the photos in this thread, but the last two pages are really neat. Brings back memories for sure.

Thanks all.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-31-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,661
Posted By oftheherd
Nice photos. I have long wanted an Orion 15 in...

Nice photos. I have long wanted an Orion 15 in Contax mount but I am unwilling to pay what is asked when they do show up at auction. Seeing your photos makes me want one even more, but alas ...

I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-27-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,250
Posted By oftheherd
For more joking, and add...

For more joking, and add cats:

https://petapixel.com/2017/10/25/photos-cats-martial-arts/

I don't know that photographer, but some of those were cute.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-27-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,222
Posted By oftheherd
Fascinating photos and story. I have taken the...

Fascinating photos and story. I have taken the liberty of posting the URL for this thread and your site on a martial art forum I frequent as well. There is a photography sub-forum there.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-20-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2,008
Posted By oftheherd
This one is great also.

This one is great also.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-20-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2,008
Posted By oftheherd
That is lovely.

That is lovely.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-20-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,294
Posted By oftheherd
I got a good photo inside a temple at 1/2 sec and...

I got a good photo inside a temple at 1/2 sec and a 50mm lens at f/1.7. As you mentioned, I was younger and was leaning my back against a wall. I used to take some photos at 1 or 1/2 sec with a...
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-20-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 5,546
Posted By oftheherd
Ah, progress. But it has to be approached with...

Ah, progress. But it has to be approached with caution and understanding of consequences. Do you have any idea, Keith, how many horses were laid off due to horseless carriages?

But I don't think I...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-12-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,287
Posted By oftheherd
If you choose them, please let us know how it...

If you choose them, please let us know how it goes.
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-12-2017
Replies: 67
Views: 5,584
Posted By oftheherd
Wow! Thanks Chris, and Ariana, you are just...

Wow! Thanks Chris, and Ariana, you are just great. Keep it up. The above shots are great.
Forum: Travel 10-10-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,695
Posted By oftheherd
Barbarians! :p

Barbarians! :p
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-06-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 5,233
Posted By oftheherd
Come on. You can't make a whole sub-forum of...

Come on. You can't make a whole sub-forum of photos about bus stops and make them interesting. Unless you are on RFF.

Lots of nice photos guys.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-06-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,362
Posted By oftheherd
Just saw this. What clever modifications. ...

Just saw this. What clever modifications. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-06-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 992
Posted By oftheherd
A good suggestion I think. In the interim, you...

A good suggestion I think. In the interim, you might see if you can help things out with a small round piece of black tape over the RF window. It is often thought of for use with dim RF...
Forum: RFF News 10-06-2017
Replies: 160
Views: 11,348
Posted By oftheherd
Actually, most 'recent' Contax users are aware...

Actually, most 'recent' Contax users are aware Yashica was behind that brand and its quality. There is an undisputed cult following, including here on RFF, for Yashica fixed lens RF.

I myself own...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-05-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,330
Posted By oftheherd
2nd sevo's suggestion. I didn't check ebay...

2nd sevo's suggestion. I didn't check ebay prices, but I wouldn't be surprised to find you could get as much for the Fuji as you would pay for a Mamiya Super Press 23. Maybe even with a cut film...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 1,756
Posted By oftheherd
I tend to go with what will give me the shot I...

I tend to go with what will give me the shot I envisioned. If it isn't a 50mm, then I, as apparently Joe does, see wide, 28mm to 18mm. I have found I often like 24mm as well. I just never could...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 3,300
Posted By oftheherd
Speaking of It is not banned. But it was never a...

Speaking of It is not banned. But it was never a favorite topic of conversation for our government. It took forever for our government to acknowledge and own up to their responsibility for our...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 3,300
Posted By oftheherd
I have always respected your views of Vietnam and...

I have always respected your views of Vietnam and the war, from your perspective.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 3,300
Posted By oftheherd
I saw the first vial of Heroin about Apr 70. I...

I saw the first vial of Heroin about Apr 70. I thought it was barbiturates crushed up. That was in Saigon. When I returned about Aug 70, it was already in Quang Tri.

Addiction was so bad, they...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 3,300
Posted By oftheherd
I don't know about 6' height requirements. But...

I don't know about 6' height requirements. But the marines did take black draftees in WWII. I didn't know that myself until I met a man whose father had been drafted in WWII, and into the marines.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 3,300
Posted By oftheherd
SF were known to have some of the best training...

SF were known to have some of the best training in the US Army, and rank came fast. It seems in the late 50s, the payment for that came due. When I got to the 82nd Abn Div in late 1960, the 82nd...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 09-27-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,071
Posted By oftheherd
Wow, is that a BAR in the upper left of the group...

Wow, is that a BAR in the upper left of the group shot? It looks like it and it doesn't. It's been a long time since I held one. Those things were amazing. On cyclic, you could aim individual...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 09-27-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 2,594
Posted By oftheherd
I never cease to enjoy all your photos, but...

I never cease to enjoy all your photos, but especially your reenactment photos.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 09-27-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,071
Posted By oftheherd
I have seen vintage film of a system that brought...

I have seen vintage film of a system that brought in PSP and PAP for runways. I don't recall now if it just laid it close each piece, or connected. Actually, I think I just rememberd it was put...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 09-27-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,071
Posted By oftheherd
Don't have a Medalist, but I sure like the photos...

Don't have a Medalist, but I sure like the photos from yours.

Is that a prefab bridge in the first photo? The US Army had, and in fact, I think still does have, a prefab called a Bailley Bridge. ...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-27-2017
Replies: 67
Views: 5,584
Posted By oftheherd
Good on you Chris. Your photography, your...

Good on you Chris. Your photography, your helpful insights for people, and now this.

Ariana - As others have commented, you have a good eye. How you make the colors snap without fighting each...
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