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Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 644
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
My biggest problem is I just treated myself to a...

My biggest problem is I just treated myself to a new A7iii for my birthday a couple months ago. Guess I really didn't want to upgrade the computer too, so it'll do.
My A7ii is gathering a lot of dust...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 3 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 644
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
New Sony A7Riv announced

C'mon guys!
Get with the program.
61 mega pixels.
$3500.

SONY ADDICT (http://sonyaddict.com/2019/07/16/sony-a7riv-launch-coverage/)
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 193
Views: 10,208
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I see I answered way back in 2014 that the SD1000...

I see I answered way back in 2014 that the SD1000 was my favorite.
Fast forward to 2019 and the SD1k is still there, on my desk, waiting to be grabbed in an instant. But for 2019, the Sony A7ii...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 4,524
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I've enjoyed using a Nikkor 24mm on my A7ii....

I've enjoyed using a Nikkor 24mm on my A7ii. Great lens for shooting cars which I do a lot of, or try to anyways.
I recently treated myself to a b-day gift of an A7iii in hopes that the autofocus...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-02-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 956
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I know more about the gadgetry than I do about...

I know more about the gadgetry than I do about taking good photos.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-11-2019
Replies: 2,125
Views: 589,311
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
That shouldn't be too hard a decision to make...

That shouldn't be too hard a decision to make Helen.
Right now, it kind of looks like a car that was 'restored' by giving it a paint job, but they forgot to get all the chrome redone so it sticks out...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-11-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 18,056
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
While I would agree with you on most points...

While I would agree with you on most points Chris, it still needs a battery to work. If it had a mechanical shutter and not electronic I think it'd be ideal.
I covet a nice black FM2. I think it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1,628
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Santa (in the form of my oldest niece who ended...

Santa (in the form of my oldest niece who ended up with my name this year) filled my complete wish list! Such a surprise. I got an Amazon Basic Camera Backpack so I can pack my cameras on trips to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-15-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,076
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Just for comparison Joe, for a long, long time my...

Just for comparison Joe, for a long, long time my only kit was a D7000 with an 18-200 zoom on it. Try lugging that around for a while.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-09-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,001
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
It would be a Sony A7iii and lens for me.

It would be a Sony A7iii and lens for me.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-09-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 817
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I'd recommend a good working version of a Canon...

I'd recommend a good working version of a Canon Power Shot SD1000. It not only will give good photo's, it'll also take pretty nice video's too. Plus, it's small as a deck of playing cards so fits...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-09-2018
Replies: 256
Views: 5,569
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I can recommend the Micro Nikkor 55 2.8 if you...

I can recommend the Micro Nikkor 55 2.8 if you can't find a 60mm to your liking.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-13-2018
Replies: 164
Views: 2,957
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I've always looked at old Leica's in the same...

I've always looked at old Leica's in the same manner as old Porsche's. They're rebuildable since they are hand made to a certain extent. The big difference is that with a Porsche you can get a CoA...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,093
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
The older I get the more I'm leaning towards...

The older I get the more I'm leaning towards getting more AF type glass to put on my Sony A7ii. I love the old lenses on it, but it is too slow for shooting grandkids and other non-static subject...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-13-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,180
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I've got two versions, non-AI and AI. I use them...

I've got two versions, non-AI and AI. I use them on my A7ii, mostly shooting cars. Both are sharp as a tack when I focus them correctly. I'm leaning more towards the AI since it does weigh a tad less...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-27-2018
Replies: 119
Views: 4,801
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Awesome story Chris! So glad to read that Mack...

Awesome story Chris!
So glad to read that Mack found something he loved and has been able to pursue it the way he has.
Congrats to you both.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-27-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 769
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I would suggest a Series E 100mm 2.8 might be a...

I would suggest a Series E 100mm 2.8 might be a good alternative to the heavy Nikkors.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-14-2018
Replies: 1,597
Views: 277,612
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Bob - I don't think Chevy was building Corvairs...

Bob - I don't think Chevy was building Corvairs in 1980.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-13-2018
Replies: 81
Views: 4,311
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
https://www.talkemount.com/threads/vans-on-the-pie...

https://www.talkemount.com/threads/vans-on-the-pier.17960/

I shot those a couple of weeks ago down at the pier.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-13-2018
Replies: 65
Views: 3,408
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I'd suggest you look at the talkemount site I...

I'd suggest you look at the talkemount site I linked to above to see what the guys there are getting out of their A7Rii's.
I'd like one, I think, but my computer doesn't need to be taxed with the...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-13-2018
Replies: 65
Views: 3,408
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I have read too many stories about batteries...

I have read too many stories about batteries having problems while charging in-camera to risk it. Why take the chance of the battery swelling or having some other problem while charging? If it's out...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-13-2018
Replies: 65
Views: 3,408
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
That's a nice kit Johan. I use an A7ii with...

That's a nice kit Johan.
I use an A7ii with mostly Nikon manual focus glass, but I do have adapters for Minolta and Leica too.
I enjoy the IBIS a lot as I can shoot in very dark conditions without...
Forum: Travel 04-06-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 3,771
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Here's my 2011 HFP Accord coupe hauling my bike...

Here's my 2011 HFP Accord coupe hauling my bike down to the beach.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 03-22-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 2,266
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Is this camera really that rare? It's at $4k+...

Is this camera really that rare?

It's at $4k+ now.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 03-20-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 2,266
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Well it's up to $2.2k now so well on its way.

Well it's up to $2.2k now so well on its way.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-20-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 16,144
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Fair enough. I was just wondering as I'm a full...

Fair enough.
I was just wondering as I'm a full fledged gear junkie myself.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-20-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 16,144
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I came up with mine when I finally dug my...

I came up with mine when I finally dug my Grandmother's M3 out of the closet and realized I'd never become proficient using it if I didn't get off AUTO.
Still not going to happen, but at least I'm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-15-2018
Replies: 114
Views: 3,587
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Sony A7ii w/Micro Nikkor 55 2.8 is the latest...

Sony A7ii w/Micro Nikkor 55 2.8 is the latest favorite. Lens changes more than the camera body these days so it's Nikkor 24, Series E 100, and Nikkor 35 1.4 as the follow ups.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-15-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 744
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Might want to take a look...

Might want to take a look here:
http://www.cameramemoryspeed.com/

And see what they say is good for your camera if it's on their list.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 1,566
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I made sure my 'List' was systemic in nature. I...

I made sure my 'List' was systemic in nature.
I got a remote release, PD strap anchors and Vello extension tubes to fit my A7ii.
See how that all works out?
Forum: Nikon RF 12-04-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,551
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
My desk and photo cabinet have an 'organized...

My desk and photo cabinet have an 'organized chaos' to them. I don't mind it. My wife hates it.
Having worked most of my life in an environment that required a 'clean desk' at the end of every day, I...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-07-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 5,529
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I will admit this. When fondling my M3 for one of...

I will admit this. When fondling my M3 for one of the first times, installing the meter, taking it off, marveling at how it tried to make picture taking as 'automatic' as possible, I realized that...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-07-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 5,529
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Don't feel bad. I inherited mine and once it was...

Don't feel bad. I inherited mine and once it was cla'd I put a roll thru it. Couldn't figure out what all the hype was either. Besides being heavy, it wasn't very easy to hold IMO, until I put a grip...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-18-2017
Replies: 66
Views: 3,786
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I wouldn't sweat it Joe. My Nex-7 has a message...

I wouldn't sweat it Joe. My Nex-7 has a message printed on the camera behind the flip down screen that says: The surface of the camera may get warm when the power is on for a long time. This is not a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,126
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I was probably at that LAT GP. Dad got us into...

I was probably at that LAT GP. Dad got us into the habit of going, taking us when we were too young to drive our selves out there.
Miss that track, my brother raced his Speedster there in the last...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 3,320
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I recently bought a Nikon FG for the Micro Nikkor...

I recently bought a Nikon FG for the Micro Nikkor 55 2.8 that was on it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,126
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Having grown up in Santa Monica, Phil Hill was...

Having grown up in Santa Monica, Phil Hill was one of the guys I looked up to. I can remember following F1 religiously back in the mid-60's.
He's in the SAMOHI Hall of Fame, my high school alma...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 1,720
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
For me it is the sharpness of all types of photos...

For me it is the sharpness of all types of photos I've taken with it.
I like it so much I went out and bought another copy of it.
And on my budget, that is saying a lot.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-02-2017
Replies: 2,683
Views: 789,489
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
This came with a lens that I was after:

This came with a lens that I was after:
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 1,535
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
uh, I've been playing with a recently purchased...

uh, I've been playing with a recently purchased FG all day today. Even took some pics of it with my other 'toy'. They make good subjects as they don't complain....about anything.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2017
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,341
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I read some reviews on it Doug and find it's a...

I read some reviews on it Doug and find it's a tad more camera than I thought it was. Much more so with the manual mode than the EM I bought my mom back in the day.
I hope I can find a student that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2017
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,341
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Just received a Nikon FG w/Micro Nikkor 55 2.8...

Just received a Nikon FG w/Micro Nikkor 55 2.8 plus accessories, that I won on an auction site the other day.
Lens is like new, so I'm happy, and it came with a hood too. Camera isn't bad either but...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-03-2017
Replies: 1,597
Views: 277,612
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
http://i66.tinypic.com/10iexq1.jpg

http://i66.tinypic.com/10iexq1.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-31-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,028
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
My only question to you is why shoot at...

My only question to you is why shoot at ISO200?
In that much sun 100 would have been OK.

(D7000 user here)

I enjoyed looking at the flikr pics too.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-07-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 767
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I have one of these:...

I have one of these: http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/nikon/nikkoresources/RF-Nikkor/Canon_RF/CanonRF-35mm/CanonRF-35f28/index.htm
...and can vouch for it being one of my favorite...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-26-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 2,983
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I bought an FM2 with a 50 f1.2 on it. Foolishly...

I bought an FM2 with a 50 f1.2 on it. Foolishly traded the camera off but kept the lens.
I'd opt for the 50 1.2 as it gives you the speed which along with the shutter speeds of the FM2 gives you a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-28-2017
Replies: 131
Views: 10,084
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
My most fun list: Nikon CoolPix 995 Canon...

My most fun list:
Nikon CoolPix 995
Canon PowerShot SD1000
Sony A7ii
Sony Nex-7

I had the 995 so long my wife asked when I was going to upgrade it.
I have 4 SD1000's and don't leave home without...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-10-2017
Replies: 240
Views: 157,168
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I was born in New Jersey, I have slides of it I'm...

I was born in New Jersey, I have slides of it I'm going to digitize soon to prove it.
As a youngster my folks moved us all to Southern California. Grew up here, went to school here, got married and...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 06-08-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 5,487
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Could I offer this solution? Save up for an A7ii...

Could I offer this solution?
Save up for an A7ii and get a TAP adapter too. You'll gain auto focus with manual lenses as well as image stabilization. It's been worth it to me.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-08-2017
Replies: 130
Views: 5,879
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I'd have to say it was a Nikon FM2 w/50mm Nikkor...

I'd have to say it was a Nikon FM2 w/50mm Nikkor f1.2 on Craigslist for $100. That is tied with the Micro Nikkor 55mm f2.8 off Goodwill for $128 including shipping. That lens turned out to be minty.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-02-2017
Replies: 493
Views: 36,673
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Huss - I really have to thank you for getting me...

Huss - I really have to thank you for getting me going again with this digitizing.
I've invested in a slide copy and bellows attachment and am using my Sony A7ii w/Nikon Micro Nikkor 55 f2.8...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-10-2017
Replies: 493
Views: 36,673
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
That was taken @1957-58 or so. My younger brother...

That was taken @1957-58 or so. My younger brother when we first moved out to California I think. I believe my dad took that shot.

I also used the mirror method of alignment as the laptop screen...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-08-2017
Replies: 493
Views: 36,673
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I put a piece of mylar over the screen and it...

I put a piece of mylar over the screen and it worked great, no more pixels.
Also added a 4" piece of pvc pipe around the slide/lens to cut out the room light and things got even better then.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-08-2017
Replies: 493
Views: 36,673
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Some years ago I was inspired by this thread:...

Some years ago I was inspired by this thread: http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=142784&highlight=digitizing+slides
I used a laptop screen for a light source.
I have since lost...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-14-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,193
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Unfortunately, no. My fixed income is not...

Unfortunately, no. My fixed income is not conducive to spending money on film and its associated costs. The lenses are used though on my A7ii and Nex-7 cameras. The M3 is the only one I'd trust with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-14-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,193
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
From front to back: Grandfather's IIIa,...

From front to back:
Grandfather's IIIa, Grandmother's M3, Dad's Canon VI-T
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-27-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,651
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I agree with the Head Bartender. This F1 was a...

I agree with the Head Bartender. This F1 was a gift so I'd have no qualms about money spent to keep it in good repair.
I've faced this same decision with cameras I've inherited. I sent my M3 off to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-10-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,342
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Wait for a Canon 35 2.8 to show up. You won't be...

Wait for a Canon 35 2.8 to show up.
You won't be disappointed.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 791
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Well I shot a roll of film today and now the...

Well I shot a roll of film today and now the shutter is jammed. Roll went thru fine and rewound OK too, I was going to exercise the mechanism some and now it's jammed. This only about the third roll...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-15-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 791
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Experimenting

Don't know how successful it would turn out.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-10-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 50,311
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Thanks for adding those links, Stephen. Reading...

Thanks for adding those links, Stephen. Reading them gives us 'noobies' a better idea of who he was and how he lived his life.
While I didn't know him, I felt a certain kinship being an ex-machinist...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2016
Replies: 87
Views: 4,768
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
This is my favorite because it exemplifies a lot...

This is my favorite because it exemplifies a lot of what I've learned about taking pictures here on RFF. The most important thing is, you have to have a camera with you in order to take pictures....
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 12-30-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 6,477
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I've only used a Leica LTM to M mount adapter on...

I've only used a Leica LTM to M mount adapter on my TAP to allow mounting of my Nikkor 50 LTM lens. It works a treat. I'm sure the TAP can handle just about any adapters/lens combos you could come up...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 12-30-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 6,477
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Peter - I suggest you find someone nearby that...

Peter - I suggest you find someone nearby that has an A7ii with a TAP adapter. It turns all your manual lenses into AF lenses. It works amazingly well with Leica M mount and LTM adapted via Leica LTM...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 1,869
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Our travels were only for Christmas dinner at the...

Our travels were only for Christmas dinner at the sis-in--law's place. I took my A7ii w/my new FE 28mm f2 lens. Wish I'd taken some more with me as the view from up on the hill was the clearest I've...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-26-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 4,781
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I've got all three cameras (IIIa, M3, VI-T) right...

I've got all three cameras (IIIa, M3, VI-T) right here.
Here's a quick size comparison shot of them.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=105241&stc=1&d=1482775012
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 12-24-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 6,477
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Was looking thru some of the old threads here on...

Was looking thru some of the old threads here on rff and found this one I'd started a long time ago, or so it seems.
Just as an update to it, I've had a lot of fun using my Nex-7. I've recently...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-22-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 3,938
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
You're going to like that little 35mm Canon lens....

You're going to like that little 35mm Canon lens. I have one like it and use it all the time on my Sony's. Great little lens.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-22-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 4,216
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Cold flow is the tendency of materials to conform...

Cold flow is the tendency of materials to conform to a shape if they're under pressure. If you leave your printed piece in your camera cold shoe overnite say, does it feel looser in the morning?
It...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-22-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 4,216
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Nice. It'll be interesting to hear how the cold...

Nice.
It'll be interesting to hear how the cold flow characteristics of the ABS work out with these. I'll be watching with great interest.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-22-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 4,216
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I'd like to see the VI-T picture of your set...

I'd like to see the VI-T picture of your set up.
Nice work by the way. =;>)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-14-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 3,535
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Sony A7ii + TAP + V. 1...

Sony A7ii + TAP + V. 1 50mm

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=105188&stc=1&d=1481780564
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-25-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,571
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Thanks for reviving this old thread. I have a V1...

Thanks for reviving this old thread. I have a V1 and haven't used it at all. Now that I'm a little more familiar with my A7ii, I'll get it out and give it a go.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-21-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 2,847
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I have a Leica IIIa hot rod and the book, third...

I have a Leica IIIa hot rod and the book, third edition.
I am the grandson of the original owner.
Forum: RFF Polls 11-15-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 14,492
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I was cleaning out the attic space in the garage...

I was cleaning out the attic space in the garage last weekend and found an old box of speakers that had been up there for a long time (30+yrs).
Opened the box to find (2) Western Electric 554a's and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2016
Replies: 105
Views: 7,068
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I'm happy considering my FM2 the equivalent of my...

I'm happy considering my FM2 the equivalent of my M3. Others will disagree, which is fine by me also.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-12-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1,124
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
blumoon - I see you have your ad up for your...

blumoon - I see you have your ad up for your camera. The photos look like the meter is sitting better on the camera. Did you figure it out or are those old photos?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-12-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 8,430
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
In no particular order: Leica M3 Nikon FM2 Sony...

In no particular order:
Leica M3
Nikon FM2
Sony A7ii
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1,124
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I wish I could say I was in the market for one...

I wish I could say I was in the market for one blumoon, but my mechanical Nikon desires were recently filled with an FM2 purchase. I know it's not the same, but it'll have to do for me know.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1,124
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Thanks blumoon. I can see the mis-alignment of...

Thanks blumoon.
I can see the mis-alignment of the finder eyepiece to the finder body Dwig is talking about. Are the screws that attach them under the leatherette?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1,124
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Is the interface between the finder and speed...

Is the interface between the finder and speed dial a spring loaded affair or ?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1,124
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Nosy observer here, sorry for butting in, just...

Nosy observer here, sorry for butting in, just trying to learn about 'F's as I've always wanted one.
Is the button for releasing the finder shown on the second photo blumoon posted, just to the left...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-06-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I'm always up for learning new things, thus not...

I'm always up for learning new things, thus not afraid to show my ignorance every once in a while.
What's an ice light?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-03-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 1,981
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
We just had our 36th anniversary the other day....

We just had our 36th anniversary the other day. No celebrating, just another day in the life. I've always spoiled her with sewing machines, she has allowed me to par take in my car hobby. Now that...
Forum: RFF News 11-02-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 4,083
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I guess submitting photos to the contest was...

I guess submitting photos to the contest was beyond my skill set as my photo only made it to the gallery.
Oh well.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-01-2016
Replies: 573
Views: 104,879
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Doing what I enjoy most with my cameras,...

Doing what I enjoy most with my cameras, photographing cars.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-21-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 23,538
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
So how does this new lens compare to the Minolta...

So how does this new lens compare to the Minolta 58mm f1.4?

Or is that like comparing apples to kumquats?
Forum: RFF Polls 10-15-2016
Replies: 140
Views: 12,357
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
CoolPix 995 D80 D7000 Nex-7 A7ii (4) SD1000's I...

CoolPix 995
D80
D7000
Nex-7
A7ii
(4) SD1000's

I keep the SD1000's around as emergency/bike ride carry camera's. The progression of digitals has been interesting to say the least as my wife was the...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-15-2016
Replies: 2,892
Views: 1,780,770
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
My daughter is here visiting after moving to...

My daughter is here visiting after moving to Japan earlier in the year. I imagine I'll be taking pictures at the baby shower tomorrow.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-15-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 14,492
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
That's cool! Glad you like it.

That's cool!
Glad you like it.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-10-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 14,492
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I acquired all my gear prior to getting married...

I acquired all my gear prior to getting married so there was no need/want/gotta have it problems for me. Ideally I had hoped to set it up to give me continuous playback in the garage but that plan...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-09-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 14,492
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I think you'll be real happy with the way it...

I think you'll be real happy with the way it performs.
Mine sat for 20+ yrs as life got in the way of using it much. It fired up and plays like new though. The only thing on mine that doesn't work is...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-09-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 14,492
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I was going to ask where you're getting yours...

I was going to ask where you're getting yours from.
I'm the original owner, so I like it a lot. Been saved all these years from many a 'Clean out the house!' episodes with the wife.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-08-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 14,492
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I have an old stereo system, does that...

I have an old stereo system, does that count?

Pioneer SA 9500 II
Pioneer TX 9500 II
Pioneer RT-707 reel to reel
Sony TC-K75 cassette
Sony PS-X60 turntable w/MA 2002e
Infinity Column II speakers
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 10-08-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,746
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I've still got my Nex-7, but recently got an...

I've still got my Nex-7, but recently got an A7ii. I'm happy with the IBIS on it and how all my Nikon lenses have worked out. I haven't gotten to the point of wanting to get rid of my Nex-7 as it is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-08-2016
Replies: 214
Views: 15,355
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Mixing and matching today...old and new.

Mixing and matching today...old and new.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-07-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,724
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I went from a D80 to the D7000 when my son came...

I went from a D80 to the D7000 when my son came home with one on his way to the Orient one summer.
I use the green dots for focus with my legacy glass all the time.
It isn't a problem if you know how...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 10-05-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,395
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Congrats on the 45 yrs and finding the charger. I...

Congrats on the 45 yrs and finding the charger. I hope the battery isn't so dead it won't charge up again. I hate it when I put stuff in a 'special' place and then forget where that 'special' place...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-30-2016
Replies: 185
Views: 25,027
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Can I throw in a vote for the FM2?

Can I throw in a vote for the FM2?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-23-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 10,176
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Good luck!

Good luck!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-22-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,390
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Try it on the D700 before you make a decision.

Try it on the D700 before you make a decision.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-13-2016
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,341
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I blame you guys for this latest GAS. I've been...

I blame you guys for this latest GAS. I've been hanging around here off/on for a couple of years now. Learning a lot, getting educated about a lot of things photographic, nurturing my gearheadedness...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-11-2016
Replies: 2,683
Views: 789,489
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Bought yesterday

..off of C-List for $100. I was hoping for a black body, but I'm not complaining.
edit: I put batteries in it today and the meter worked!
It's hard to tell in the picture but that's a 1.2 lens too.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 2,450
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
First full picture of earth from space, 'Blue...

First full picture of earth from space, 'Blue Marble', 1972 Apollo 17. Not sure what camera was used but probably a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2016
Replies: 88
Views: 9,480
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I got the Sony A7ii I've been wanting for some...

I got the Sony A7ii I've been wanting for some time now. Thanks.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-09-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,137
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I just googled your camera. Looks like the batts...

I just googled your camera. Looks like the batts should be 1.55v's.

If it were mine I'd be tempted to take off the lens, remove the batts, and immerse it in distilled water or IPA to rinse out the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-05-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 2,297
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I once failed to load the film correctly and it...

I once failed to load the film correctly and it didn't advance. That is when I learned about back winding the take up reel so I could see it advancing.
I was really shocked when I got a blank strip...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-28-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,588
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Very well stated bmattock. I've been lucky with...

Very well stated bmattock.
I've been lucky with all of my auction wins from them. Got a spectacular hardly used Micro Nikkor 55 2.8 some time ago and recently just got another (it's a sickness with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-26-2016
Replies: 107
Views: 8,580
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment....

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=104206&stc=1&d=1461714161

I will admit to having a 'problem' with liking these little guys.
They just keep finding their way onto...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-10-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 7,305
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I use this lens on my Nex-7 a lot. Great little...

I use this lens on my Nex-7 a lot. Great little lens.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-09-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,513
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
From yesterday, the cool off.

From yesterday, the cool off.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-07-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 4,494
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Believe it or not guys, I've got one of these...

Believe it or not guys, I've got one of these Version 2's sitting in my old Nikon bag. I bought it new back in the day. Haven't shot any film thru it in ages but I stored it without batteries so I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2016
Replies: 92
Views: 5,927
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I'm easily pleased, my SD1000's get a lot of use...

I'm easily pleased, my SD1000's get a lot of use and rarely turn out a bad exposure.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-27-2016
Replies: 101
Views: 9,392
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
If you define a collection as having at least...

If you define a collection as having at least three of one brand of the same model, then yes, I'm a collector of Canon ELPH Power Shot SD1000's. I've got three of them.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 01-26-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,637
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
The only problem with making it out of carbon...

The only problem with making it out of carbon fiber is that you can't get very sharp corners with it without breaking the fiber strands in the mat.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-25-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,014
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Google says there's a Samy's on Bryant St. in SF.

Google says there's a Samy's on Bryant St. in SF.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 01-23-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,637
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I would recommend you research southern...

I would recommend you research southern California machine shops that cater to the aerospace industry, and I'm not talking about the airplane side of the industry.
They are most familiar with...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-15-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 4,754
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
First off, thanks to all that responded. I...

First off, thanks to all that responded.
I happened to be looking at an auction site and saw an ad for a 'Flex. A little further down I found another ad for a bundle of cameras and there was a 'Cord...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-14-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 4,754
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Rolliflex vs Rollicord

What is the difference between the two?
Is there a difference, other than the name of course.

Just trying to educate myself on TLR's a little bit.
It's always fascinated me how some can look down...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-04-2016
Replies: 2,534
Views: 366,837
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
We never had a tire swing as avocado tree limbs...

We never had a tire swing as avocado tree limbs aren't to be trusted for such things.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-04-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 2,521
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Knocking that dent out is going to be difficult...

Knocking that dent out is going to be difficult since the radius has been knocked such that the edge is now a sharp crease. Not saying it can't be done, but it will show signs of having been there...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 12-14-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 907
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Members Only...

Noticed that the Members Only forum doesn't show up when you click the Forums2 button, could only find it when the Forums button is clicked. Not a biggie but I use the Forums2 more often.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-12-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 11,017
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Mine makes my pants look funny when I try to put...

Mine makes my pants look funny when I try to put it in my pocket.:o
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-05-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,319
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Cameron - I like my D7000 or D7k as I call...

Cameron - I like my D7000 or D7k as I call it.
With a Series E 50mm 1.8 on it, it becomes a totally different camera than I'm used to since my main lens has been the 18-200 which I got with the...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 10-31-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,778
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I've been having a lot of fun with my Nex-7. I've...

I've been having a lot of fun with my Nex-7. I've got adapters for all my manual lenses now and try to use them all.
I don't have any 'native' lenses for it which has frustrated me as I'm not sure...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-08-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 3,895
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Hold that thought while I get a picture of a...

Hold that thought while I get a picture of a screen shot of that post Joe.

Happy B-day!
Lemme know how it feels, I'll be there in May next year.
Forum: RFF Polls 09-28-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 4,641
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Got my wife a Canon ELPH SD1000 off of shop...

Got my wife a Canon ELPH SD1000 off of shop Goodwill. I didn't care for the way she treated my camera (same kind) so got her one of her own. She uses it to photograph her quilts during the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-15-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 6,780
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Thanks for taking us along Jim. I'm exhausted...

Thanks for taking us along Jim.
I'm exhausted just reading about it.
Great thread!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-05-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 6,780
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
If one of them has image stabilization I'd be...

If one of them has image stabilization I'd be packing it because I know I'd be huffing and puffing after reaching the top and would want all the help I could get holding the camera steady.
But that's...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-05-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 6,780
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
You need to list the relative weights of the...

You need to list the relative weights of the cameras and lenses so those of us with no clue as to what the cameras are can give an opinion, Jim.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-02-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 2,035
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
My kids decided it was time their dad got a new...

My kids decided it was time their dad got a new bbq so they went overboard for Father's Day. :D

My wife and I will be breaking it in with a nice steak tonight.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-17-2015
Replies: 152
Views: 41,693
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Sorry, I guess I should have looked harder before...

Sorry, I guess I should have looked harder before starting this thread.:o
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-27-2015
Replies: 330
Views: 49,994
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
My grandfather's old Leica IIIa is my oldest...

My grandfather's old Leica IIIa is my oldest camera and it needs a CLA so no it doesn't get used now. And no, it's not because there's no 'Auto' function on it.
Forum: RFF Polls 05-27-2015
Replies: 124
Views: 30,822
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
The older I get the more I use one.

The older I get the more I use one.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-10-2015
Replies: 121
Views: 13,628
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
This thread reminds me of all the testing the...

This thread reminds me of all the testing the magazines used to do back in the day. They'd put cameras on a piece of foam rubber and set them off using the self timer.
Wonder what you'd get today...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-08-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 4,404
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I just changed out the strap on my Nex-7 to a...

I just changed out the strap on my Nex-7 to a shorter Nikon strap I think I got with my EM. It doesn't hang as low now so doesn't bang around as much when I'm on my bicycle.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-08-2015
Replies: 118
Views: 14,845
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I'm surprised no one has mentioned the Minolta...

I'm surprised no one has mentioned the Minolta SR-T 102 paired with a 58mm f1.4 lens. I got mine for all of $30. And that was over 30 yrs ago!
Forum: RFF Polls 03-11-2015
Replies: 395
Views: 74,106
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I'm presently the caretaker of a IIIa and M3.

I'm presently the caretaker of a IIIa and M3.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-04-2015
Replies: 152
Views: 41,693
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
And here I'd thought this thread had died. We're...

And here I'd thought this thread had died.
We're up to page TWO!
Keep 'em coming everyone!
There are some nice looking cameras here.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-04-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 3,857
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
You actually wasted film [or mega pixels, as the...

You actually wasted film [or mega pixels, as the case may be], on THAT?
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 02-17-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 6,487
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Thanks for the reply and link Peter. I can't...

Thanks for the reply and link Peter.
I can't afford an A7 so settled for what I felt was the next best thing to it.
Thanks for the synopsis on the lenses too. I may start saving up for a native lens...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 02-16-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 6,487
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Guess no one else shoots a NEX-7 here. Oh well.:o

Guess no one else shoots a NEX-7 here.
Oh well.:o
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 02-15-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 6,487
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Curious, what lens do you use most...

on your Nex-7?
I don't have any native Sony lenses for mine so I've been making do with manual focus lenses. I have adapters for all of my legacy lenses and my Nikon stuff too.
So far, I really like...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-08-2015
Replies: 7,409
Views: 3,777,207
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Seems a shame all those mechanical marvels just...

Seems a shame all those mechanical marvels just sitting, not making pictures. 'Course I'm not one to speak since mine hasn't been used for quite a while either.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-31-2015
Replies: 2,683
Views: 789,489
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment....

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=101367&stc=1&d=1422764697
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-27-2015
Replies: 152
Views: 41,693
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
You should give that cat some extra kibble...

You should give that cat some extra kibble tonight for dinner for keeping that so clean while being dragged in.;)
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 01-13-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 2,054
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Here's a shot I took with said lens on my NEX...

Here's a shot I took with said lens on my NEX 7.
It's a sewing machine foot.
I use a Fotodiox adapter on my NEX.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-09-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 3,607
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I enjoy having a new camera every time I put a...

I enjoy having a new camera every time I put a different old lens on my NEX 7.
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-07-2015
Replies: 2,534
Views: 366,837
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Chris, did you use a tripod for the street...

Chris, did you use a tripod for the street shots?
Really like them as they look like 2AM should look. Around here you'd see more drunk driver's I'm afraid.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-19-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 7,093
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I've done the same thing with slides dating back...

I've done the same thing with slides dating back to the late '40's and early '50's. Haven't spread them around to family as of yet. Don't really know if I will.
I'm sure my photos will be summarily...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-19-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,920
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Only if you're considering the D750, other than...

Only if you're considering the D750, other than that, no.

(Hey, I'm allowed an opinion here right?)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-18-2014
Replies: 727
Views: 149,465
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Sorry, for some reason I thought this thread...

Sorry, for some reason I thought this thread started with post #451 for some reason.
Yes, the 58 is mentioned and it is a nice lens. I've asked for a Minolta to NEX adapter for Christmas just so I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-17-2014
Replies: 727
Views: 149,465
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Thanks Murray! My 102 hasn't seen film for a...

Thanks Murray!
My 102 hasn't seen film for a while now and I just couldn't think of what it could possibly mean.
I'm also kind of surprised I didn't see the 58mm f1.4 lens mentioned anywhere in this...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-17-2014
Replies: 727
Views: 149,465
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Pardon my ignorance here, but what is 'MLU'?

Pardon my ignorance here, but what is 'MLU'?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-17-2014
Replies: 116
Views: 46,752
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
And you haven't posted a picture taken with it...

And you haven't posted a picture taken with it yet?
C'mon man.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-17-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 4,256
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
You're welcome DNG. Now all you have to do is...

You're welcome DNG.

Now all you have to do is figure out what specs will meet your needs.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-16-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 4,256
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I had my own learning experience with a lens too....

I had my own learning experience with a lens too. :(
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-16-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 4,256
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
FEAR=False Expectations Appear Real It ain't...

FEAR=False Expectations Appear Real
It ain't rocket science Joe.
Back in '92 when I got laid off I didn't know a thing about computers. Got a broken down 286 from an in-law and went to town learning...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-13-2014
Replies: 2,892
Views: 1,780,770
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Long Beach Christmas Boat parade tonight. Should...

Long Beach Christmas Boat parade tonight.
Should be challenging to say the least.
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-13-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 4,053
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Looks like the sun went behind a cloud in the...

Looks like the sun went behind a cloud in the second picture Dave.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 12-12-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 9,061
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
My 2.8 is usually stuck on the front of my NEX 7...

My 2.8 is usually stuck on the front of my NEX 7 when I'm on my bike.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=100624&d=1412983399
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-10-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 5,891
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I'd have to vote both. I recently got a NEX 7 so...

I'd have to vote both.
I recently got a NEX 7 so I could use all my old lenses with digital. While I love my D7000, I find I'm carrying the NEX with me when I go out the door a LOT more than I ever...
Forum: Travel 12-10-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,634
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I'd use the Interstate system to get you from one...

I'd use the Interstate system to get you from one point of interest to the next if you want to maximize time spent on site.
Will you be in a car that can take advantage of the speed limits afforded...
Forum: Travel 12-09-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,634
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Only comment I have is this, I'd add the Carlsbad...

Only comment I have is this, I'd add the Carlsbad Caverns to the list.
What time of year are you going?
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-08-2014
Replies: 183
Views: 26,964
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
My Leica's, a IIIa and M3, were/are hand me downs...

My Leica's, a IIIa and M3, were/are hand me downs from my Grandparents.

After reading all the stories here about how others lusted after Leica's or came upon them by accident, I almost feel guilty...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-08-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 13,867
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
You forgot to say replace 'Ford' with Canon. But...

You forgot to say replace 'Ford' with Canon.
But I digress.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-05-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,813
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
What a shame that someone defaced the top of that...

What a shame that someone defaced the top of that fine looking camera. I can understand people scribing their names in the bottom plate if they intend to keep the camera forever, but eventually they...
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-04-2014
Replies: 2,534
Views: 366,837
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Chris, are you sure that isn't a Holstein cow and...

Chris, are you sure that isn't a Holstein cow and not a polar bear?
Great pics, especially of the flag.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-28-2014
Replies: 168
Views: 17,016
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Oh, sorry, we aren't in 'survivor mode' here,...

Oh, sorry, we aren't in 'survivor mode' here, just getting ready for another 75*+ day of sun.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-28-2014
Replies: 168
Views: 17,016
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
So where's the 780 picture of it? Or did it...

So where's the 780 picture of it?
Or did it freeze on the way to the post office?
Forum: Film vs Digital 11-28-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,187
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I'd say you'd be doing yourself a big favor if...

I'd say you'd be doing yourself a big favor if you'd turn your present digital camera to FULL MANUAL and learn how to use it. Digital won't cost you anything while making mistakes and you'll see...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-28-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 2,403
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I can see that grip being made out of black...

I can see that grip being made out of black walnut....nice work.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-28-2014
Replies: 168
Views: 17,016
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Gee whiz Joe, did it come??????? The suspense is...

Gee whiz Joe, did it come???????

The suspense is killing us!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-27-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,057
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Don't know if this will show up any better....

Don't know if this will show up any better. Sorry, I don't do Flicker so no large images.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-27-2014
Replies: 168
Views: 17,016
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
We expect a picture of it using the 780 of course.

We expect a picture of it using the 780 of course.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-27-2014
Replies: 2,683
Views: 789,489
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Another Minolta for the thread.

Another Minolta for the thread.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-27-2014
Replies: 168
Views: 17,016
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
...as the anticipation mounts, Joe paces back and...

...as the anticipation mounts, Joe paces back and forth in front of the door, waiting for the mail to arrive.
To Be Continued
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-27-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,057
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
From the Leica Manual, a 1938 edition my...

From the Leica Manual, a 1938 edition my grandfather left me.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-22-2014
Replies: 168
Views: 17,016
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Joe, my Canon is always out, sitting patiently to...

Joe, my Canon is always out, sitting patiently to be used as a subject or as a picture taker. I'd love to get another one for my wife as she uses it too, to take pictures of her quilt labels.
I've...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-22-2014
Replies: 152
Views: 41,693
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Show me your Canon RF camera

Why is there no thread here showing Canon RF's like in the other forums?
Are they not worthy?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-22-2014
Replies: 7,409
Views: 3,777,207
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
M3 on the rocks.

M3 on the rocks.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-20-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,231
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
[quote=Dwig;2415531] 5. User inability to see...

[quote=Dwig;2415531]

5. User inability to see the focusing screen well enough to accurately focus: this usually leads to a random focusing error where best focus is sometimes in front of the...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-20-2014
Replies: 168
Views: 17,016
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I have to admit my all time favorite pocketable...

I have to admit my all time favorite pocketable camera is my Canon ELPH SD1000. Small as a pack of smokes, takes great pics, including macro shots and has video that can't be beat either.
It has...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-19-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,819
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Has it been out a year already? Where has the...

Has it been out a year already?
Where has the time gone?
Seems like it was only yesterday...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 11-13-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 4,853
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Lynn Thanks for posting pictures of the camera...

Lynn
Thanks for posting pictures of the camera you're writing about.
As a relative newbie here, I find it a bit frustrating when some of the posters here assume everyone knows of what they speak, be...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-08-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,835
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I have an old Wallensac lens that had an M mount,...

I have an old Wallensac lens that had an M mount, or so I thought. I tried like crazy to remove what I thought was an adapter, all to no avail. I put some alcohol on it and tried to remove it, but it...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 11-04-2014
Replies: 105
Views: 29,086
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Went to the pier today and saw this:

Went to the pier today and saw this:
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2014
Replies: 5,516
Views: 487,053
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Glass pumpkin art, Sony NEX 7, Canon 35 2.8

Glass pumpkin art, Sony NEX 7, Canon 35 2.8
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 10-28-2014
Replies: 105
Views: 29,086
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Lucky shot

I got lucky yesterday on my bike ride.
This was shot while cruising the bike path at @12mph. Camera set on infinity focus, ISO 100, 1/500sec, probably f5.6 or so. No aiming just raised the camera and...
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-26-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,402
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
The VR system isn't going to be moving the lens...

The VR system isn't going to be moving the lens if the motion sensors aren't picking up any motion of the lens/camera. If the tripod isn't moving then the VR system won't be moving the lens.
You have...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 10-24-2014
Replies: 105
Views: 29,086
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Impromptu color

A shot taken with the new to me old NEX 7 using a Canon 35mm 2.8
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-24-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,402
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
From the linked page above: A tripod is ...

From the linked page above:
A tripod is generally believed to prevent image blur, but camera shake can occur due to the movements of the quick-return mirror or shutter curtain, or winds. This...
Forum: Argus RF 10-22-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 10,100
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
That looks fantastic! But, just like a fine car...

That looks fantastic!
But, just like a fine car restoration we all really need to see the BEFORE pictures of what it started out like.
I really like the blue by the way.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-21-2014
Replies: 2,683
Views: 789,489
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I doubt I'll ever put film thru this one again....

I doubt I'll ever put film thru this one again. Digital has taken over.:eek:
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 10-16-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,620
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Thanks for the input people, it is appreciated. I...

Thanks for the input people, it is appreciated.
I should have said this is about my NEX 7 adventures with legacy lenses.
I'm on a pretty tight budget and was hoping to hear that price really didn't...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 10-15-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,620
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
NEX adapters

What are your thoughts on adapters?

I'm asking in terms of Nikon to NEX and Leica M to NEX.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-15-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 3,850
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Sorry to see this. Love the color of the cast,...

Sorry to see this. Love the color of the cast, keeps one humble.
3 months!
Are you going to have a future as a weather prognosticator when all healed?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-14-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,343
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Thanks for sharing that! GREAT series that shows...

Thanks for sharing that!
GREAT series that shows 'How did they do that?'.

Daveleo - Look at slide #17 where the tractor is backing up to the trailer. See the big round member on the red part...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 10-13-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 781
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Thanks Roland, it is the 50/1.4 LTM and yes that...

Thanks Roland, it is the 50/1.4 LTM and yes that is @ where it takes place. It is about midway between the RED 3 and BLACK 3.5 on the focus scale.
Glad to know there isn't something wrong with the...
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