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Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By Ambro51
Dwayne’s Working??

Dwayne’s Working??
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 1 Week Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 894
Posted By Ambro51
Buy the smoothest Rolleicord Vb (with case) you...

Buy the smoothest Rolleicord Vb (with case) you can afford. I had one, and cannot think of any bad points.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 1 Week Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,866
Posted By Ambro51
In looking over my stereo cameras it looks like...

In looking over my stereo cameras it looks like the Kin Dar could be converted.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,254
Posted By Ambro51
If all else works, not having a rangefinder is...

If all else works, not having a rangefinder is not the end of the world. The Rollei 35 and the Leica 1A have no rangefinder and they do fine. With high speed film and F11 or F16 your DOF is so...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9,251
Views: 926,283
Posted By Ambro51
I refilled my Paxil prescription. Gonna need them.

I refilled my Paxil prescription. Gonna need them.
Forum: RFF News 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 95
Views: 4,170
Posted By Ambro51
The scariest thing is the feeling that every...

The scariest thing is the feeling that every person that gets close to you will potentially kill you.
Forum: RFF News 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 95
Views: 4,170
Posted By Ambro51
Replaced tie rod ends on my 1966 Studebaker...

Replaced tie rod ends on my 1966 Studebaker Daytona today. Tomorrow looks a bit cold but next project is installing an electric fuel pump on my 1964 Studebaker Cruiser.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By Ambro51
Sharpie. You’re way overthinking. :-)

Sharpie. You’re way overthinking. :-)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 119
Views: 7,093
Posted By Ambro51
The first 10,000 stereo Realists didn’t have the...

The first 10,000 stereo Realists didn’t have the notch, neither did the Haneel
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 119
Views: 7,093
Posted By Ambro51
Make in ID notch in your film opening. Take a...

Make in ID notch in your film opening. Take a triangular file and on the bottom right make a little notch. Then you’ll easily know which image mounts to the left....the one with the little notch. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 163
Views: 6,703
Posted By Ambro51
The positive here is that there will be more...

The positive here is that there will be more estate sales than ever.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 4,450
Posted By Ambro51
Holy Jezzis with Forearms like that.....Iíll bet...

Holy Jezzis with Forearms like that.....Iíll bet you can crack open coconuts!!!! Be careful you donít crush your 11000$ ....camera....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 119
Views: 7,093
Posted By Ambro51
Remember., you can point stereo up or down, just...

Remember., you can point stereo up or down, just Never tilted side to side. I’ve got a Wollensak 10 (high end version of the Revere 33), and really dislike the attention that little level in the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 163
Views: 6,703
Posted By Ambro51
My only hope is that by the time all this has...

My only hope is that by the time all this has passed, the word “canceled” will be spelled correctly, instead of putting two “l”s in it.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By Ambro51
Brave Man.

Brave Man.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 119
Views: 7,093
Posted By Ambro51
.....like a ride in a Model T! Congratulations...

.....like a ride in a Model T! Congratulations on getting it all together start to finish. The focus seems fuzzy? Can you put a ground glass on the focal plane and check? Those lenses should be...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 119
Views: 7,093
Posted By Ambro51
Back in the day transpositional viewers were...

Back in the day transpositional viewers were made. Now, if you can succeed reversal processing the dry plates, you’d have the setup nailed. Ask the platemaker about reversal processing...
Forum: Optics Theory - 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,928
Views: 1,752,255
Posted By Ambro51
I donít see it. I donít see Bokeh in these...

I donít see it. I donít see Bokeh in these pictures. I see an out of focus background. I see a wide open lens focused on the subject. I see out of focus behind. I donít see art in that. My...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By Ambro51
Uh oh. Posting that here could cause mass GAS...

Uh oh. Posting that here could cause mass GAS attacks as folks think it will make them a better pho-to-graph-er! eBay prices will Skyrocket! If only it had one of those scary Jacobs Ladder...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 119
Views: 7,093
Posted By Ambro51
Does it appear to have indicated wear at the...

Does it appear to have indicated wear at the tripod mount? To me it appears clumsy in hand, but I’ve not held one. Please let us know regarding the new dry plates thickness....I’m sure he’s nailed...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 119
Views: 7,093
Posted By Ambro51
You could two sided tape attach sheet film to...

You could two sided tape attach sheet film to properly sized glass. What’s called picture frame glass is thin and would work. Heck, you can tape printing paper on and shoot a paper neg. FuN
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 119
Views: 7,093
Posted By Ambro51
Yes. Basics of Stereo 101. On your strip of...

Yes. Basics of Stereo 101. On your strip of negs, the right side mage becomes the left side mounted transparency. Same with contact prints from the German camera. Print as normal and switch...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 119
Views: 7,093
Posted By Ambro51
Yes it looks like you’ve got them mounted...

Yes it looks like you’ve got them mounted correctly. Look into your film openings in the camera. The right hand opening will have a notch. All stereo 35s (except the first few thousand stereo...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By Ambro51
I taught my cat to do a full CLA on an Ltm Leica....

I taught my cat to do a full CLA on an Ltm Leica. I knew naming him Malcom Taylor would do the trick. Back to the OP topic, in a way, I’ve read coverage of the 1832 Chloera epidemic through a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By Ambro51
Odd topic..

Odd topic..
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By Ambro51
I think your post on l-forum got good input

I think your post on l-forum got good input
Forum: Jason Schneider - The Camera Collector 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 2,330
Posted By Ambro51
Mr. Schneider, here’s a collector camera ready...

Mr. Schneider, here’s a collector camera ready for an article. ! The Contura Stereo Camera. Now, there’s a research...
Forum: Jason Schneider - The Camera Collector 03-01-2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2,330
Posted By Ambro51
GOOD. Camera Collectors take the back seat to...

GOOD. Camera Collectors take the back seat to Pho-to-graph-ers soooooo often. But Goodness, how many “best six cameras of all times” can be written? Mr. Schneider, please go out of the Box here...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-26-2020
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By Ambro51
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/67835/med_U67835I1582771794.SEQ.0.jpgThat roll was up in my Very hot attic all those years. I think ignoring the color and going BW is by far the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-26-2020
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By Ambro51
37 year old exposed VPS 120 developed in D76

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/67835/med_U67835I1582742206.SEQ.0.jpgIíve got lots of old film from Years ago laying around. I finally decided to try an old roll of Vericolor S...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-26-2020
Replies: 119
Views: 7,093
Posted By Ambro51
The question is.......will you buy another stereo...

The question is.......will you buy another stereo camera before the roll in das steampunkstereo kamra is developed ;-)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-26-2020
Replies: 62
Views: 2,145
Posted By Ambro51
I sent Mike Eckman my Model 1A and was absolutely...

I sent Mike Eckman my Model 1A and was absolutely blown away with the BW and color images he made (all up on his website)•••••. Barnack got the 1A absolutely correct. It was and IS an excellent no...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-23-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 1,323
Posted By Ambro51
I feel the OPs angst. Nothing worse than...

I feel the OPs angst. Nothing worse than breaking a new arrival while the packaging is still on the table. Good Luckp
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-21-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 1,843
Posted By Ambro51
After using the Leitz UR Replicas that are...

After using the Leitz UR Replicas that are modified to use the correct lenses and advance film properly I think as a “camera” it is a delight to use. I think if Leica redone and remarketed the UR...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 02-18-2020
Replies: 15
Views: 1,327
Posted By Ambro51
There are so many ways that camera looks...

There are so many ways that camera looks unappealing.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-18-2020
Replies: 35
Views: 1,531
Posted By Ambro51
Yeah. Thats Nice!

Yeah. Thats Nice!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-18-2020
Replies: 119
Views: 7,093
Posted By Ambro51
Good. Glad you got Paul Revere outfit a ride! ...

Good. Glad you got Paul Revere outfit a ride! If you were in DC in 1953 you would have seen Lots of stereo cameras in use. Next GAS, if you done have one yet is a film cutter. Though Dr. T is...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-18-2020
Replies: 35
Views: 1,531
Posted By Ambro51
Droolworthy!!

Droolworthy!!
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-17-2020
Replies: 13
Views: 926
Posted By Ambro51
Consider a Nikonos. Large easy knobs, tough as...

Consider a Nikonos. Large easy knobs, tough as nails, great optics.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-14-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 1,404
Posted By Ambro51
The condition of your returned camera was worth...

The condition of your returned camera was worth the wait. It IS a fine line between a casual “hows it going? :-) “ to a “ITS BEEN 214 Days and YOU SAID blah blah blah...:-( “. We should...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-14-2020
Replies: 119
Views: 7,093
Posted By Ambro51
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/67835/med_U67835I1581704626.SEQ.0.jpg[/IMG] Yes I was able to finally find one reasonably (considering) and bought its quite a classy camera. ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-14-2020
Replies: 119
Views: 7,093
Posted By Ambro51
Nice Revere! Oh Yes a Stereo GAS attack is in...

Nice Revere! Oh Yes a Stereo GAS attack is in progress, and you’re off to a good start. Also nice to get the paperwork, and Especially nice to locate info on the original owner. I bought my...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-12-2020
Replies: 119
Views: 7,093
Posted By Ambro51
If you want to see Great Stereo Photography, get...

If you want to see Great Stereo Photography, get the Harold Lloyd “Hollywood Nudes” book. Mr. Lloyd, who’s image I borrowed for my Avatar here, was a prolific stereo shooter from the instant a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-12-2020
Replies: 119
Views: 7,093
Posted By Ambro51
That level Will divert your attention as you hold...

That level Will divert your attention as you hold the camera. After awhile you won’t need it, the feel isn’t any different from holding any eye level camera correctly. ....as to an alignment gauge,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-12-2020
Replies: 119
Views: 7,093
Posted By Ambro51
Haha...I’ve got all kinds of stereo cameras,...

Haha...I’ve got all kinds of stereo cameras, though no 120 or “WW1” era. The trick with stereo is composition and depth of field. Most stereo cameras follow the realist format, but there are a few...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-11-2020
Replies: 119
Views: 7,093
Posted By Ambro51
In my wet plate days I used a 5x8 Camera. ...

In my wet plate days I used a 5x8 Camera. Now.....for cards, that’s the way to go. Contact print a wet plate neg and it has the required sharpness. BTW the OP needs to understand the...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 02-11-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 1,829
Posted By Ambro51
As a camera builder I got a real kick out of that...

As a camera builder I got a real kick out of that video!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-11-2020
Replies: 21
Views: 1,201
Posted By Ambro51
As a kid, after moving up from my First Camera, a...

As a kid, after moving up from my First Camera, a Herco Imperial 620, Santa brought me a Brand New Kodak X15! Using 126 film, color film! Knowing no better this little camera made my first really...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-11-2020
Replies: 119
Views: 7,093
Posted By Ambro51
Realist format images are 5 perfs. The images...

Realist format images are 5 perfs. The images come close, and often do, exactly touch each other. So, each image, left and right, has two other images between it ( or say separated by 10 perfs. ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-10-2020
Replies: 119
Views: 7,093
Posted By Ambro51
The problem with stereo today in 2020 is that...

The problem with stereo today in 2020 is that hardly anyone is willing to “do it” like it was meant to be. That is, slide film correctly mounted and looked at through a hand held viewer. Nearly...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-08-2020
Replies: 3,002
Views: 1,793,853
Posted By Ambro51
Stuck in the workshopfinishing up an 8x10 Wet...

Stuck in the workshopfinishing up an 8x10 Wet Plate Camera.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-30-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By Ambro51
That camera has Some Patina! Love it, show us...

That camera has Some Patina! Love it, show us the Front!
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,261
Posted By Ambro51
One of my “hobbies” in those days was visiting...

One of my “hobbies” in those days was visiting little mom and pop drug stores is south jersey looking at their film stocks. 116, 616, 828....id Buy that stuff.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,261
Posted By Ambro51
Super 8 film, even with sound.

Super 8 film, even with sound.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-23-2020
Replies: 60
Views: 8,592
Posted By Ambro51
Its too bad “making” really wide old roll film...

Its too bad “making” really wide old roll film sizes is not practical because some early folders gave massive postcard negatives.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2020
Replies: 62
Views: 2,362
Posted By Ambro51
Hereís something to ponder. Wasaaay back in the...

Hereís something to ponder. Wasaaay back in the 1830s Fox Talbot took a Camera obscura on vacation. He placed tracing paper on the ground glass and traced (sketched) the view on the paper. He...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2020
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By Ambro51
9mm selfie! Imagine that NOSE ;-)

9mm selfie! Imagine that NOSE ;-)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-21-2020
Replies: 17
Views: 1,346
Posted By Ambro51
Anything viable to ease home processing...

Anything viable to ease home processing contributes to a resurgence in film. Good Work.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-21-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 853
Posted By Ambro51
I take a big stainless steel bowl with room temp...

I take a big stainless steel bowl with room temp water, put in about three drops of dishwashing soap, swirl it around and then take the rinsed film out of the tank and off the reel. Dip in one end...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-21-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 796
Posted By Ambro51
“Click all images with Bigfoot in them”

“Click all images with Bigfoot in them”
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-20-2020
Replies: 47
Views: 1,906
Posted By Ambro51
The Diana.

The Diana.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-19-2020
Replies: 1,093
Views: 194,024
Posted By Ambro51
The Old Acme, under renovation (massive!). Taken...

The Old Acme, under renovation (massive!). Taken with Working UR Leica Replica with 42mm Leitz Summar. Shot on CN400 BW developed in...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-19-2020
Replies: 33
Views: 1,028
Posted By Ambro51
An interesting lens to consider is the Taylor...

An interesting lens to consider is the Taylor Taylor Hobson T 2 (f2) 2” Amotal. This lens was made for the Bell and Howell Foton about 1948 but many remained unused after production of the Foton,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-19-2020
Replies: 28
Views: 1,315
Posted By Ambro51
I recently got a 1928 QRS Kamra, a scarce early...

I recently got a 1928 QRS Kamra, a scarce early 35mm. Having read little about it, and seen only recovered images of the 1933 worlds fair, I was really surprised how easy it is to work. The images...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-18-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 1,334
Posted By Ambro51
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/67835/U67835I1579397963.SEQ.0.jpg [img Taken with Working UR Leica Replica. 42mm Summar
Forum: RFF Polls 01-18-2020
Replies: 3,002
Views: 1,793,853
Posted By Ambro51
Watching eBay to see if the UR Leica Replica I...

Watching eBay to see if the UR Leica Replica I listed sells so I can send Igor 400$ for a new very old camera!
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-17-2020
Replies: 106
Views: 4,252
Posted By Ambro51
]http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

]http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/67835/U67835I1579268629.SEQ.0.jpg. Not Great by any means but the fruit of a successful repair. It made me realize “I can fix these things!” ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-17-2020
Replies: 44
Views: 1,517
Posted By Ambro51
well, Barnack used a 42mm Summar on the UR Leica....

well, Barnack used a 42mm Summar on the UR Leica. Do ya think he Knew Something? :-)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-15-2020
Replies: 53
Views: 2,038
Posted By Ambro51
Here’s my suggestion: Study LIFE magazine...

Here’s my suggestion: Study LIFE magazine images from the 40’s to the ‘60s. You’ll see the “decisive moment” concept illustrated. Have your Leica zone focused and preset. Shoot Fast and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,668
Posted By Ambro51
There’s never been a better time to shoot film. ...

There’s never been a better time to shoot film. Let’s hope (gasp) Kodak sees this all as a reason to reconstruct the Kodachrome system. Could they raise $50,000,000 on “Go Fund Me”? (PS, bring back...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-11-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,647
Posted By Ambro51
So....what’s the origin of tge Red Dot Anyway? ...

So....what’s the origin of tge Red Dot Anyway? My theory (no doubt wrong) is that it’s an homage to the red dot on the Null Series shutter speed dial that denotes the point of rotation where you...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-10-2020
Replies: 21
Views: 4,521
Posted By Ambro51
Thats Awesome

Thats Awesome
Forum: RFF Polls 01-10-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,647
Posted By Ambro51
Make the screw from a material which is...

Make the screw from a material which is impossible to damage, mar, strip paint from material. It’s a focal point visually and a black camera with a burred screw showing Bright is ugly
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-10-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 7,213
Posted By Ambro51
Sorry. The matte black everywhere look is...

Sorry. The matte black everywhere look is unappealing. It looks like an Amish tried to sneak in a fancy camera by painting it black and pulling off the chrome.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-05-2020
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By Ambro51
Geez QC checked by Kmart!

Geez QC checked by Kmart!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-01-2020
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By Ambro51
Little lighter fluid will loosen it, then a drop...

Little lighter fluid will loosen it, then a drop of sewing machine oil
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-01-2020
Replies: 72
Views: 2,508
Posted By Ambro51
Film= new sensor every exposure.

Film= new sensor every exposure.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2019
Replies: 9,251
Views: 926,283
Posted By Ambro51
From 1928, a QRS Kamra. This early catalin...

From 1928, a QRS Kamra. This early catalin (brown swirled Bakelite) Camera taker 35mm film, advancing it from one special cassette to another. 40 exposures, in a 24x32 format. The lens is a fixed...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-23-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 3,128
Posted By Ambro51
Wow. Understand these cameras are not my Arena...

Wow. Understand these cameras are not my Arena but these levels of depreciation are astonishing, and quite shocking. To me, a collector at heart, spending $1200 on a Mint + Bell and Howell...
Forum: Travel 12-19-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 3,953
Posted By Ambro51
Back in the day international travelers made do...

Back in the day international travelers made do with one Leica and a Summar. You do this.....you concentrate So much more on the Trip and catching the photo and Much less on “technical gear...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-17-2019
Replies: 9,251
Views: 926,283
Posted By Ambro51
Having gotten tired of the crummy recover on the...

Having gotten tired of the crummy recover on the Leica 1A I’ve had for years..... decided to recover. The camera sits stripped, and on its way from cameraleather a new covering in coarse grain...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-17-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 3,816
Posted By Ambro51
The “Viso thing”, is archaic, combersome,...

The “Viso thing”, is archaic, combersome, inexpensive, precision made, incredibly good view screen, a ‘system’ accessory. IF you’re willing to put in the TIME it can do many many things. From...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-16-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 3,816
Posted By Ambro51
M Leicas outclass a Nikon F2 and make the owner...

M Leicas outclass a Nikon F2 and make the owner feel better, and special.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-16-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 912
Posted By Ambro51
Marty i emailed Santa and he’s sending two elves...

Marty i emailed Santa and he’s sending two elves over to work on your Leica. They know absolutely nothing about cameras...but beings you’re in a hurry they’re going to give Leica repair a whirl.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-15-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 912
Posted By Ambro51
A few hours with my Dad.

A few hours with my Dad.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-14-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,187
Posted By Ambro51
Haven’t used my 90 Elmar in years....gonna have...

Haven’t used my 90 Elmar in years....gonna have to pass :-(
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-07-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 3,520
Posted By Ambro51
Yes now I see a difference in the perfs, the xx...

Yes now I see a difference in the perfs, the xx has a semi rounded top. Never noticed this before I thought this perf size was standardized in Edison’s day. Live and learn. I’ve shot this film a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-06-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By Ambro51
I’ve used rustoleum flat black spray paint for...

I’ve used rustoleum flat black spray paint for just about everything inside a camera. Dries fairly slow. For pinholes I’m not a big fan of liquid electrical tape because of its bulk. You can hold...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-04-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 6,929
Posted By Ambro51
Yes! Last night......I was at the city dump,...

Yes! Last night......I was at the city dump, picking, as my dad and I done decades ago. I found one of those mini cameras, a HIT. Yup, out of All the classics and rarities that Could have made...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-03-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,851
Posted By Ambro51
They sit too close to a Kodak Ektra on a shelf...

They sit too close to a Kodak Ektra on a shelf and the Gremlins migrate.
Forum: RFF Polls 11-30-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 6,929
Posted By Ambro51
I used to have a “missing the re-enactment “...

I used to have a “missing the re-enactment “ dream, n which I’m frantically getting my wet plate gear packed or moved...as I’m missing the event.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-30-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5,464
Posted By Ambro51
Well......the Univex Mercury II, the one with the...

Well......the Univex Mercury II, the one with the “hump”, is half frame and also a damn good picture maker. (And about $50 on ‘bay)
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-28-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,763
Posted By Ambro51
Ohhh Kayyyy

Ohhh Kayyyy
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,763
Posted By Ambro51
I would have turned the tables and made it a...

I would have turned the tables and made it a photo essay about a Security Guard. Did he have a white shirt and Segway?
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 11-12-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2,142
Posted By Ambro51
You know, a Stereo Realist can be “single shot”...

You know, a Stereo Realist can be “single shot” and will give you 58 incredibly detailed images on one roll. 23x24 mm. The Realist is the BEST $50 camera on eBay.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 11-11-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2,142
Posted By Ambro51
Yes. The View Master Personal Camera done...

Yes. The View Master Personal Camera done that. Cheap on eBay, the special cutter costs 3x the camera! http://www.vmresource.com/camera/camera.htm
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-09-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,010
Posted By Ambro51
Black shoe polish will get it a bit darker,...

Black shoe polish will get it a bit darker, really a nice mid look especially polished. Mine was a II convert to III, probably because of this it never grew on me. Funny thing though it was an...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-09-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,010
Posted By Ambro51
I traded mine off in a deal to get a Bell and...

I traded mine off in a deal to get a Bell and Howell Foton. Funny thing, I never Bonded with the black Leica. Don’t miss is at all. BTW a grand is too much (now) but If film revival Really takes...
Forum: Other RF 11-08-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1,386
Posted By Ambro51
Little? little???? No. It’s not little at all...

Little? little???? No. It’s not little at all it compares roughly to a Nikon F n size and weight.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-08-2019
Replies: 7,561
Views: 3,888,254
Posted By Ambro51
Thatís Really Nice!

Thatís Really Nice!
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 11-06-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,866
Posted By Ambro51
Kodachrome 25

Kodachrome 25
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-03-2019
Replies: 363
Views: 25,627
Posted By Ambro51
1. English Sryle half plate daguerreotype Camera...

1. English Sryle half plate daguerreotype Camera with Holmes Booth and Hayden’s lens. The second camera I built (up to 433 now) and the one I used for 14 years doing Civil War Re-enactment...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-31-2019
Replies: 9,251
Views: 926,283
Posted By Ambro51
A Contura Stereo Camera. Yup, they DO exist! ...

A Contura Stereo Camera. Yup, they DO exist! What an awesome beauty!
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-30-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,392
Posted By Ambro51
In my teen years I was an AVID bottle digger. ...

In my teen years I was an AVID bottle digger. Show me an ol dumping spot, I’d dig it. Of course I found other things, broken silverware, music box “works”.... a lot of everyday junk. I do not...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,542
Posted By Ambro51
......yet people remount Diana lenses and put...

......yet people remount Diana lenses and put them on Nikons
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-23-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,424
Posted By Ambro51
Back in the mid ‘70s my Wife and I were out to...

Back in the mid ‘70s my Wife and I were out to buy a Leica (my First!) at a little hole in the wall camera shop in Philadelphia. Choices: two....a IIIc with Summar, and IIIf with Elmar. My wife...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-23-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,424
Posted By Ambro51
I’d say the very Newest Barnack is the best of...

I’d say the very Newest Barnack is the best of the lot. That’s the 2004 second version of the Leica Null Series Replica. The advantage of the second version is it has a “normal” finder, much like a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-23-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 6,047
Posted By Ambro51
This thread prompted me to spend about two hours...

This thread prompted me to spend about two hours reading his “stuff”. Gawd! How does one man pack all those words and thoughts into his head?? :-)
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 785
Posted By Ambro51
........and there IT sits, mothballed, the K14...

........and there IT sits, mothballed, the K14 processor!!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-19-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,324
Posted By Ambro51
You’re photographing a scene, not a subject, with...

You’re photographing a scene, not a subject, with a “normal” lens.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-12-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,466
Posted By Ambro51
I’ve quite a lot of wet-plate time and over the...

I’ve quite a lot of wet-plate time and over the years came to realize that no matter how “bad” a picture is, someone will like it. Those of us who strive to do it really well would arrive at a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-12-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 3,373
Posted By Ambro51
Well, if we climb aboard the “youth likes film”...

Well, if we climb aboard the “youth likes film” train, why not a New “Brownie” Box Camera, styled for “today”. You’d have to simplify film and developing though. How about a prepaid mailer, send it...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-12-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,446
Posted By Ambro51
I hate a camera with a shutter So quiet that it...

I hate a camera with a shutter So quiet that it leaves me unsure it fired. As far as Noise, I vw got a Bell and Howell Foton, which is loud for a single shot....the thing can fire off 17 equally...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-11-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 714
Posted By Ambro51
Probably epoxy or superglue. Maybe a soldering...

Probably epoxy or superglue. Maybe a soldering iron held to them will soften the glues.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-09-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By Ambro51
Scanner that will input direct to iPhone?

I’m totally unfamiliar with scanners. I do not have a home computer or laptop. My internet is all iPhone. So.....what I want is an OK scanner that will take my negs, scan them and input directly...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-09-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By Ambro51
And what I hate about spell check it cannot...

And what I hate about spell check it cannot figure out “tge” is supposed to be “the”. Ugh, the things that pi’s you off age 65! :-)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-09-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By Ambro51
What I hated about my II was no strap lugs. The...

What I hated about my II was no strap lugs. The day of the hulking leather cowhide full case is Over. Nothing screams vintage like a thin leather strap! To me, all LTMs with the built in...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-07-2019
Replies: 445
Views: 76,699
Posted By Ambro51
....I wish my wife aged as well as my 60 year old...

....I wish my wife aged as well as my 60 year old cameras ;-(
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-06-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 3,286
Posted By Ambro51
My Most Used...at least 7000 images in about 17...

My Most Used...at least 7000 images in about 17 years, is a bit unusual. I was a traveling Wet Plate Photographer doing ambros and tins. The second camera I built, an English Style Sliding Box...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-06-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,523
Posted By Ambro51
When Ernst Leitz travelled to New York Oskar...

When Ernst Leitz travelled to New York Oskar Barnack gave him the UR Leica to use. Barnack s advice “use depth of field and let focus take care of itself”.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-06-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,523
Posted By Ambro51
How many Nikon F rigs can fit inside a VW Beetle?...

How many Nikon F rigs can fit inside a VW Beetle? Why is the color green so darn green? (There, weird thread hijacked)
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-06-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 3,286
Posted By Ambro51
I DO have my very first camera, probably got it...

I DO have my very first camera, probably got it about 1962 or so when I was 7. It’s a Herco Imperial 620 plastic box camera. Carrying that thing by its little strap always seemed awkward to me. ...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-05-2019
Replies: 445
Views: 76,699
Posted By Ambro51
Good Topic, good reboot. So, Leica Cameras ...

Good Topic, good reboot. So, Leica Cameras From earliest to latest. A few are cameras I’ve built, 1. Barnack Exposure Tester Camera (replica). 2. UR Leica #9, self converted to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 3,286
Posted By Ambro51
Welllll.....way back in 1975 I bought my first...

Welllll.....way back in 1975 I bought my first Leica, a IIIc postwar from a hole in the wall camera shop in Philadelphia. That camera was my One camera for decades. The Vulcanite cracked off in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,726
Posted By Ambro51
I think you’re buried

I think you’re buried
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-02-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,182
Posted By Ambro51
Don’t get paralyzed overthinking clas’ Etc just...

Don’t get paralyzed overthinking clas’ Etc just shoot the thing. BTW ask the wife for a plastic bag you’ll need it.
Forum: Yashica RF 10-02-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1,314
Posted By Ambro51
Put it in a plastic bag and move on. We’ve all...

Put it in a plastic bag and move on. We’ve all been down the DIY fix/failure path. Move on.....
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 7,408
Posted By Ambro51
Processing. The Weak Point. Sure, cameras...

Processing. The Weak Point. Sure, cameras abound, film can be easily had.....but the processing (accessible to grandmas and tourists) is tough to find. In my little home town (pop 4500), years...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-30-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,206
Posted By Ambro51
You guys are missing a lot by ignoring stereo...

You guys are missing a lot by ignoring stereo photography. Your travel bag Could cosnsist of a Stereo Realist, meter and film. You’ll made better and more interesting images.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-28-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,482
Posted By Ambro51
Oh Heck just get a Diana!! The film weighs...

Oh Heck just get a Diana!! The film weighs nearly as much as the camera! And, truthfully, the images are artistic and very captivating.
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-28-2019
Replies: 188
Views: 9,575
Posted By Ambro51
It’s SO much fun to read these posts....to see an...

It’s SO much fun to read these posts....to see an experienced photog get his hands on an early Leica, and discover what a lot of us already know and admire. Now, I will guess, the GAS attack will...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-28-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 3,373
Posted By Ambro51
The issue is that almost all vintage equipment...

The issue is that almost all vintage equipment surpasses modern gear in overall quality. Since they were well made and treated well, your average 50-75 year old camera Can work just as well as...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-27-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,083
Posted By Ambro51
“KamraKondom”. :-). If you wanna talk “heat”, ...

“KamraKondom”. :-). If you wanna talk “heat”, try my 6” F8 Refractor pointed at the Sun. It would melt the camera!
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-23-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,688
Posted By Ambro51
I’m wanting to run a roll of Ektar through the...

I’m wanting to run a roll of Ektar through the Realist, and alternate lenses and double expose. Doing this will give 58 single images. Back in the day this was not done too often as labs were not...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-23-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 16,252
Posted By Ambro51
Working my way through a roll with an Original...

Working my way through a roll with an Original Diana. Quite the lightweight 6x6 (5x5?) and IF you have confidence in it....a real release from overcomplicaled gear. We shall see.....ektachrome...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-23-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,350
Posted By Ambro51
I’ve read all the replies and I’ll bet the Stereo...

I’ve read all the replies and I’ll bet the Stereo Realist would be the most “game changing” camera/method yet suggested to get one back into film. Seriously, how often do people look at one of...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-23-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,688
Posted By Ambro51
Ahhhhhh.....Stereo Realist Custom 1050, Stereo...

Ahhhhhh.....Stereo Realist Custom 1050, Stereo Realist 2.8 Model 1042 (very late production c. 1968. Seven 3,5 Realists, earliest serial # A0787 . Wollensak Stereo 10, KinDar Stereo
Forum: Lomography 09-15-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,700
Posted By Ambro51
The Stereo Realist was first sold in 1947, and...

The Stereo Realist was first sold in 1947, and trickled to a close in the mid ‘70s as Olden Camera constructed new camera from existing parts. Most resembled the “Custom” but lacked the significant...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-11-2019
Replies: 188
Views: 9,575
Posted By Ambro51
Nothing beats a VIDOM finder, that, despite the...

Nothing beats a VIDOM finder, that, despite the reversed image, gives fully adjustable framing 35mm to 135mm, plus parallax correction. Appearance wise it screams “Leica”. Personally I’d be...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-11-2019
Replies: 188
Views: 9,575
Posted By Ambro51
The viewfinder is accurately framed at one...

The viewfinder is accurately framed at one specific distance I seem to recall.
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-10-2019
Replies: 188
Views: 9,575
Posted By Ambro51
Beautiful eye candy setup! In particular nice to...

Beautiful eye candy setup! In particular nice to see No ‘everready’ case. I’d suggest you get an uncoated Summar to compliment the kit. Your lenses will make great pictures. The Summar will make...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-03-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,350
Posted By Ambro51
Because it’s “Same Old Same Old”. Try...

Because it’s “Same Old Same Old”. Try something different. I suggests a Stereo Realist and making your film be stereo slides. This is something pretty much only film can do, and the 3D effect...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-29-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 16,252
Posted By Ambro51
Veering off to ďweirdlandĒ and ramping up to...

Veering off to ďweirdlandĒ and ramping up to shoot 828 in my Haneel Tri-Vision Stereo Camera. The more I hold and research this camera the more I like it. Film?? Buy old rolls on eBay, yank out...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,466
Posted By Ambro51
Reading this thread makes my head hurt.

Reading this thread makes my head hurt.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-26-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,676
Posted By Ambro51
My first 35 was a B35 bought at Woolco about...

My first 35 was a B35 bought at Woolco about 1975. Sold it a few years later. One of the first things I bought after joining eBay in 1998 was another B35. Great camera but weak lens mounting and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,466
Posted By Ambro51
I’m personally much more at peace when I realized...

I’m personally much more at peace when I realized I’m a much better camera collector than photographer.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-21-2019
Replies: 9,251
Views: 926,283
Posted By Ambro51
Don’t Laugh! A Haneel Tri-Vision 828 Stereo...

Don’t Laugh! A Haneel Tri-Vision 828 Stereo Camera in Beautiful Burl Walnut Plastic! Oh, and a Foton 216mm Cooke lens and it’s expensive little finder.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-21-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 4,785
Posted By Ambro51
Back in the mid ‘70s I had a Rolleicird Vb and...

Back in the mid ‘70s I had a Rolleicird Vb and pretty well got the same “weird camera” reactions from people....back then.
Forum: Other RF 08-21-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1,386
Posted By Ambro51
The 5.6 216mm lens is not rangefinder coupled. ...

The 5.6 216mm lens is not rangefinder coupled. Personally I think Bell and Howell cherrypicked the TTH lenses to find the ones best matched to the Foton body. It’s too bad I asked for Mike to...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-17-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,170
Posted By Ambro51
Is this available in 616 ?

Is this available in 616 ?
Forum: RFF Polls 08-03-2019
Replies: 3,002
Views: 1,793,853
Posted By Ambro51
The Golf Resort I work for is holding their...

The Golf Resort I work for is holding their annual Tournament Sunday. My job is to monitor the hole in one contest. I’ll have the Foton with, hopefully get some sequence shots of a Happy Golfer!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-03-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 722
Posted By Ambro51
Like a high school sweetheart, Kodachrome is only...

Like a high school sweetheart, Kodachrome is only a sweet memory now. Rather than wanting to shoot it, I enjoy my old slides, they have endured very well.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 6,284
Posted By Ambro51
I hope to add a Contura Stereo Camera to my...

I hope to add a Contura Stereo Camera to my shelf. This was an attempt at a very high end camera designed by the Father of the Stereo Realist, Seton Rochwite. Built under financial clouds, only 130...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,411
Posted By Ambro51
Well......I donít have the eye, but that hasnít...

Well......I donít have the eye, but that hasnít stopped me from becoming an obsessive collector of cameras I find interesting.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-29-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By Ambro51
The film just “stays straight”. Yup, this...

The film just “stays straight”. Yup, this absolutely works. There’s more than one way to skin a cat.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-13-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,276
Posted By Ambro51
The iPhone I believe has the equivalent of a 28mm...

The iPhone I believe has the equivalent of a 28mm lens per 35mm film.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-13-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 3,538
Posted By Ambro51
I’ll take a New Black Leica IIIg with back door...

I’ll take a New Black Leica IIIg with back door loading, autofocus and built in metering. Put the Anastigmat off the Null on as standard lens.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-08-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 16,252
Posted By Ambro51
A Tie, Stereo Realist Custom And Bell and...

A Tie, Stereo Realist Custom And Bell and Howell Foton. Both outperform the various Leicas and other assorted cameras. The Realist Custom has the best “feel” of any camera I have.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,155
Posted By Ambro51
I’m still trying to figure out how musicians get...

I’m still trying to figure out how musicians get inside the radio.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-23-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,832
Posted By Ambro51
A Stereo Realist. ALL one eyed cameras give the...

A Stereo Realist. ALL one eyed cameras give the the same thing. The Realist gives Three Dimensional Photography.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-21-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By Ambro51
Yup. You just don’t know for sure if the CLA...

Yup. You just don’t know for sure if the CLA Tech screwed up your camera, so it’s best to try and do it yourself, then you know.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 922
Posted By Ambro51
Since I’ve discovered Stereo.....every one of my...

Since I’ve discovered Stereo.....every one of my “one eyed monsters” seems useless.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-05-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By Ambro51
What happens with untrimmed leaders is the top of...

What happens with untrimmed leaders is the top of the film catches in the film opening window.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-27-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 735
Posted By Ambro51
Ansco sure shot

Ansco sure shot
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-17-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 617
Posted By Ambro51
It’s not “cheating” to use depth of field. In...

It’s not “cheating” to use depth of field. In many ways mastering the depth of field scale gives you better pictures than a rangefinder, by being able to set your subject where you want them. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,960
Posted By Ambro51
Well here’s a simple formula that Always works. ...

Well here’s a simple formula that Always works. Take 50,000 photos. Pick out the best 20.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-20-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By Ambro51
.....once you look at your first Stereo Slide.....

.....you’ll Fall in Love with it! Bored with your photography, climbed to the top of the equipment ladder and you still not thrilled? ••• Buy a Stereo Realist, GAS attack the NOS mounting...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,480
Posted By Ambro51
At least this was an accident, and not an act of...

At least this was an accident, and not an act of Terror.
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-16-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 2,375
Posted By Ambro51
A friend of mine has a working wet plate studio...

A friend of mine has a working wet plate studio in Gettysburg. He images a lot of period reenactors, and maintains a Costume closet that ordinary folks can dress 19th century. His main camera is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-13-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 282
Posted By Ambro51
Looking at the Stereo Realist in another manner....

Yes the Famous David White Co. Stereo Realist, designed for precise deep field images, two at a time. It started a Craze, Fad, Obsession a decade long for Photographers and created a whole new...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 4,122
Posted By Ambro51
I just splurged on a dozed E6 mailers BH/...

I just splurged on a dozed E6 mailers BH/ Dwayne’s for $11 each. Postage on my end usps $3. Makes lab hunting obsolete. I just want development only.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-11-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By Ambro51
The concept of photography goes back to jars...

The concept of photography goes back to jars filled with chalk dust and silver chloride in water. When you stuck a leaf or something on the jar, let it sit for awhile, there would be the image! Of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-07-2019
Replies: 9,251
Views: 926,283
Posted By Ambro51
A Mint+++ Stereo Realist with all the paperwork,...

A Mint+++ Stereo Realist with all the paperwork, Mint case and flash. Bought it for an insanely low price. BTW the gent in the avatar is HAROLD LLOYD. He took some 300,000 stereo images from...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-07-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,756
Posted By Ambro51
......sounds like $90 worth of trouble.

......sounds like $90 worth of trouble.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-07-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 7,093
Posted By Ambro51
Surplusshed is still selling these lens...

Surplusshed is still selling these lens assemblies. They own the Wollensak building in Rochester and many parts from their operation. Wollensak was founded in 1899 and later owned by Revere. Both...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-07-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 7,093
Posted By Ambro51
The more I study Stereo the more enthused I get! ...

The more I study Stereo the more enthused I get! It’s a wonderful time to execute a stereo GAS attack as everything is available at modest cost. I’ve gotten enough gear and supplies at this time to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-06-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,945
Posted By Ambro51
I wonder if the Kodak Instant film could be...

I wonder if the Kodak Instant film could be reintroduced along with an instant camera line. Yes they got into expensive legal trouble with poloroid. But maybe this could be ironed out now. ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-04-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 7,093
Posted By Ambro51
Bumping up a Stereo thread. Any discussions...

Bumping up a Stereo thread. Any discussions welcome!!
Forum: Travel 04-02-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 9,129
Posted By Ambro51
If you’d posed that question in the 1950’s, the...

If you’d posed that question in the 1950’s, the resounding answer would be a Stereo Camera! And now today that’s Still an option. I’d suggest a TDC Colorist.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-02-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,133
Posted By Ambro51
Ha! Look, some idiot just bought me!

Ha! Look, some idiot just bought me!
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 2,561
Posted By Ambro51
I want a camera that looks just like an iPhone...

I want a camera that looks just like an iPhone but takes 828 film
Forum: Nikon RF 03-30-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By Ambro51
$65 is a Very Good Price (for Grimes work).

$65 is a Very Good Price (for Grimes work).
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-29-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By Ambro51
Are you seeing a serial number ?

Are you seeing a serial number ?
Forum: RFF Polls 03-29-2019
Replies: 3,002
Views: 1,793,853
Posted By Ambro51
Film Loaded ! “New” Bell and Howell TDC Colorist...

Film Loaded ! “New” Bell and Howell TDC Colorist Stereo ! A whole new aspect of 35mm for me. http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg204/ambro51/0F0CD4F5-59A4-44CD-AEAA-FDBC934C8C43_zpsrew9fqha.jpeg...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-29-2019
Replies: 3,002
Views: 1,793,853
Posted By Ambro51
Film Loaded ! ďNewĒ Bell and Howell TDC Colorist...

Film Loaded ! ďNewĒ Bell and Howell TDC Colorist Stereo ! A whole new aspect of 35mm for me.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By Ambro51
Actually a lot of cameras debuted in 1948. The...

Actually a lot of cameras debuted in 1948. The Poloroid 95 brought instant photography to the masses. The Stereo Realist was introduced starting a decade long love affair with the Stereo image...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-27-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By Ambro51
1948~~~~ Films Greatest Year?

How many great cameras came out that year, widespread use of photography by returning GIs with young children new homes and lives. Home Movie Cameras were common, slide projectors, enlargers , so...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-27-2019
Replies: 9,251
Views: 926,283
Posted By Ambro51
Iíve used wet plate 5x7 Stereo a lot and classic...

Iíve used wet plate 5x7 Stereo a lot and classic stereo cards are incredible done right. With the Colorist Iím going to work with it on a tripod with 0.8 direct positive film. Iím going to set...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-26-2019
Replies: 9,251
Views: 926,283
Posted By Ambro51
So Let’s See What This Leads To! It can keep my...

So Let’s See What This Leads To! It can keep my Foton company. I can see Stereo getting more popular with a film revival. It really is Mind Blowing viewmaster beautiful. The cameras are common...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-25-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,604
Posted By Ambro51
I shot wet plate tintypes and ambrotypes at Civil...

I shot wet plate tintypes and ambrotypes at Civil War reenactments, where essentially every image took 15-20 minutes to fully complete. This careful procedure usually (when the chems were in...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-24-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By Ambro51
Sweet Optic! I Love “garage hot rodding” the...

Sweet Optic! I Love “garage hot rodding” the Leica! Another Sweet lens is the Leitz F4.5 42 mm coated Mikro Summar. A bitsy little lens with a tiny optic that pulls off full frame wide angle...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-23-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,950
Posted By Ambro51
The sad fact is that despite all the good here, ...

The sad fact is that despite all the good here, the fact a camera does everything great has never been a compelling reason to own one.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-20-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 4,603
Posted By Ambro51
The cat doesn’t care.

The cat doesn’t care.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-18-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By Ambro51
......but the Big Secret Question......is if...

......but the Big Secret Question......is if Oskar started his work at Leitz....or earlier, at Zeiss.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-17-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,950
Posted By Ambro51
Best plastic camera is the Diana. Funny thing...

Best plastic camera is the Diana. Funny thing now a nice original Diana is worth more than most of the cameras mentioned in this thread.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-08-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 8,374
Posted By Ambro51
Has anyone tried Pyro on this plate?

Has anyone tried Pyro on this plate?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-08-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 8,374
Posted By Ambro51
These images are all pretty good. The plates...

These images are all pretty good. The plates seem to be on the verge of being practical. Over the years many formulas for making dry plates have been tried tweaked and troublesome. The big...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-05-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,977
Posted By Ambro51
Shoot it with the .700 Nitro Express Elephant...

Shoot it with the .700 Nitro Express Elephant Gun. It would illustrate the Mountains of Frustration built up over the Decades for Beautiful Broken Zeiss Cameras.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-05-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 6,124
Posted By Ambro51
I think seriously for a small pocketable camera...

I think seriously for a small pocketable camera it’s impossible to beat a Leica LTM, if you don’t want a rangefinder coupled, the A, C and E models are quite small and lightweight. Put on a 35...
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