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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,678
Posted By kram
Why is my posted text so tiny???

Why is my posted text so tiny???
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,678
Posted By kram
Fuji with a tweaked gf670 body to cover 6x9,...

Fuji with a tweaked gf670 body to cover 6x9, would be great. Hell just re introducing the gf670w would be good. The used prices are more than they were new.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-31-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 722
Posted By kram
Schneider Apo 90mm will do 6x7 no problem. ...

Schneider Apo 90mm will do 6x7 no problem. Rodenstock 80mm f4 great centre slightly less sharp a extreme edges.
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 05-24-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,007
Posted By kram
Thanks for the comments folk. I do have Nikon F...

Thanks for the comments folk. I do have Nikon F mount lenses as well. So back to one of the eariler post, S1 performance dilutes with M lenes on prupose. If the old GXR could perform well with M...
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 05-23-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,007
Posted By kram
Bang goes my reason for potentially getting the...

Bang goes my reason for potentially getting the S1 as my first interchangeble lens digital camera. Looks like I will stick with my film camera until I can use my various zeis an Leica M mount lens on...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-08-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By kram
Vented aluminium hoods are on ebay for less than...

Vented aluminium hoods are on ebay for less than 10 from PRC vendors. I have one.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-25-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,101
Posted By kram
No response at present. Just managed to buy a TVS...

No response at present. Just managed to buy a TVS for a song (35 more than I paid for one, which my stbx wife has, ~6 years agi). But I prefer the II for better handling and viewfinder
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-25-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 988
Posted By kram
I had one, very good camera, and the thief...

I had one, very good camera, and the thief thought the same. Replaced with a Konica A4 for a change. Preferred the T4.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-11-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,101
Posted By kram
Thanks Black, will email them and see what...

Thanks Black, will email them and see what happens.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-08-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,101
Posted By kram
Is it the same lens ribbon as the Minilux. I have...

Is it the same lens ribbon as the Minilux. I have contacted the Ukraine repair place which repairs Minilux and they have not tried the repair on the TVS from what I understand. Can anyone pin piont a...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 18,803
Posted By kram
Roger will be missed by many people.

Roger will be missed by many people.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-07-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,101
Posted By kram
It started working again, then started playing up...

It started working again, then started playing up again. Dirty contact somewhere probably. A 600 tepair bill is a bit steep. I paid less than 150 for the camera in mint condition anf boxed, sigh.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-05-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,101
Posted By kram
Unhappy Contax TVS II.. Where to repair if possible

Please see title. My lovely TVS II. Is now not working properly. LCD screens OK, but on presing the shutter, is sounds like the autofocus has a fit (even on manual focus setting), then it locks up....
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-03-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 18,803
Posted By kram
Roger's books and personal replies to my...

Roger's books and personal replies to my photographic questions have been inspiration for me over they years. Said news indeed.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-10-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,339
Posted By kram
I agree with Huss.

I agree with Huss.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-08-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,339
Posted By kram
You normally get the quality parts made in a high...

You normally get the quality parts made in a high cost country and assemble in a low cost (because it takes time to do). Having cheap parts assembled in a high cost country ???? You get the worst of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-02-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 6,018
Posted By kram
The MX was my favourite camera, out of all my...

The MX was my favourite camera, out of all my camers. Lost it off the back of my motorbike (long story).
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-02-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 15,610
Posted By kram
Looks good to me. Has anyone taken the same scene...

Looks good to me. Has anyone taken the same scene with the f2.8 and f4.5. What difference in the real world are there?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-23-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,637
Posted By kram
When youvare in a country where the weather means...

When youvare in a country where the weather means you you most likely wear a coat, you have bigger pockets to hand. Minolta TC-1, Contax T and minix Gt35. Rollei 35S is really the limit weight wise...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-22-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 774
Posted By kram
I am tempted.

I am tempted.
Forum: Nikon RF 02-22-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 774
Posted By kram
Can it challenge the Summilux Asph, or is that...

Can it challenge the Summilux Asph, or is that just hearsay. I know the old VC 50mm f1.5 is supposed to be better than the ola Summilux. With the new Nikkor-S used with a M mount adapter, I take it...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-22-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 774
Posted By kram
How does the Nikkor-S 50mm f1.4 millenium compare to the original 50mm f1.4

Hi Any comparisons for the above. Also other say M mount 50mm lenses. I have tried Google but just hear 'it's a great lens'.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-21-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 15,610
Posted By kram
Old thread kick started again. So I am...

Old thread kick started again. So I am considering 21mm for film. ZM 2.8 or 4.5. Is the distortion on the 2.8 noticeable on real prints. Through the VC ff1.8 into the mix. I can buy a ZM f2.8 for a...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-19-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By kram
Hummm, I will look into that, thanks. Any other...

Hummm, I will look into that, thanks. Any other options?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-18-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By kram
Rob-F, Thanks. I did not think so. Alpa do one...

Rob-F, Thanks. I did not think so. Alpa do one for loads of money. I have a spirt level on the camera already (OK for tripod work) but really want a fecent finder with one in.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-18-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By kram
But are they any good? Better than Mamiya? I had...

But are they any good? Better than Mamiya? I had a chinese wide angle finder about 5 years ago, it had woeful optics such as stress faults in the glass!
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-17-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By kram
Viewfinders with spirit level- options

What are people's experience with the spirit level in cold shoe mounted viewfinders? Do the Zeiss Zm finders have one in (I believe not but please confirm). I have the Mamiya 7 43mm +50mm finder...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 02-17-2019
Replies: 390
Views: 157,075
Posted By kram
Cool Mamiya 127mm on MPP VII

Mango was only 4-5ft from me, rangefinder focused, hand held Adox CMS100. No tripods needed.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-04-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,138
Posted By kram
Stop your enlarging lens done to f8, my father...

Stop your enlarging lens done to f8, my father advised. I did this for year with my EL nikkor 50mm f4. Which cost 50 second hand. Wished I had got the f2.8 for 75, done test prints and pint at f5...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-02-2019
Replies: 386
Views: 36,082
Posted By kram
28mm Asph has been on sale how many years. Just...

28mm Asph has been on sale how many years. Just saying 7A out for a year, ish Mega hyped.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-02-2019
Replies: 386
Views: 36,082
Posted By kram
Yep ffordes. 3 on sale. VC is much more...

Yep ffordes. 3 on sale. VC is much more interesting.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-02-2019
Replies: 386
Views: 36,082
Posted By kram
Considering the f1.1 A7tisans lens has been out...

Considering the f1.1 A7tisans lens has been out for less than a year, there is a disproportionate amount second hand. I feel from the postings that people think it is going to be as good as ... but...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-01-2019
Replies: 386
Views: 36,082
Posted By kram
There are a few 7artisans f1.1 on the second...

There are a few 7artisans f1.1 on the second hand market, maybe not as good a people think. For some reason people on rff think cheap means good. I think cheap means... Cheap. After having a...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-24-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 10,865
Posted By kram
Looks cool, but soft at the edges! How about...

Looks cool, but soft at the edges! How about distortion?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-23-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 10,865
Posted By kram
Looking into 21mm at the moment. This is small...

Looking into 21mm at the moment. This is small and light like the ZM f4.5. But 3/4 stop faster. A lot smaller than ZM f2.8. Wondering how this lens will compare. Not long to wait now.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-20-2019
Replies: 323
Views: 25,567
Posted By kram
Fuji DL super mini. Brought new . Wished I had...

Fuji DL super mini. Brought new . Wished I had got the Yashica T5 ( had a T4 but lost it). OR KNEW THE GR1 was about to be released. Lens over hyped, wife's sureshot zoom just as good or better. Time...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-15-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By kram
What lens is it. There is naff all distortion...

What lens is it. There is naff all distortion with yhe Mamiya 7 lenses. The only fall off I noticed was with the 43mm. All the rest were fine for me with regard to light fall off at the edges.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-12-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,642
Posted By kram
Updated Zeiss ZM please.

Updated Zeiss ZM please.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-10-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 10,865
Posted By kram
What I am trying to get across, is that if a 35mm...

What I am trying to get across, is that if a 35mm f2 is a lot smaller/cheaper than the Zm, it will must likely have short commings in comparison, on one of these will most likily be distortion. The...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-08-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 10,865
Posted By kram
If you want near to Zero distortion, get the...

If you want near to Zero distortion, get the Zeiss zm 35mm f2. Great lens. Horses for courses.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,208
Posted By kram
Not to have a bucket list!

Not to have a bucket list!
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-27-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By kram
I had the 7 and 'upgraded' to the7ii. No need....

I had the 7 and 'upgraded' to the7ii. No need. Double exposure swith activated by accident a couple of times, and never actually used on purpose. Veiwfinder improvement, have not seen any benefit in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-22-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,554
Posted By kram
From the above, I can't wait to use the HR-50....

From the above, I can't wait to use the HR-50. ATP 1.1 was my go to slow film (used at 40 Asa). CMS at 16 ASA was just too slow for me. Doing moderate enlargement showed up slight camera shake 1/30...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-22-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,095
Posted By kram
I had the T4, Great camera. Mine went 'missing'...

I had the T4, Great camera. Mine went 'missing' under strange circumstances (i. E Stollen, but I had no proof). I should have replced with the T5. But replced with a Fuji super mini, my mistake, and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-19-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,554
Posted By kram
And you cam get CMS20 in 4x5" as well.

And you cam get CMS20 in 4x5" as well.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-19-2018
Replies: 69
Views: 43,332
Posted By kram
Both great lens, I found I preferred the 50mm as...

Both great lens, I found I preferred the 50mm as the 43mm was too wide for me on this camera. Subjects which I would have shot with the 43mm are now done on a 47mm camera with shift capability. Find...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,554
Posted By kram
Thanks for the reply, just what I was looking...

Thanks for the reply, just what I was looking for. Also no longer need to use distilled water. I have tried Adox CMS20. But due to the weather was shooting with it rated at 12 or 16 iso. This is too...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-18-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,761
Posted By kram
1. Samsung EX1 from new, rarely used.

1. Samsung EX1 from new, rarely used.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2018
Replies: 9,000
Views: 881,411
Posted By kram
Adox HR-50 film and associated developer.

Adox HR-50 film and associated developer.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,554
Posted By kram
Adox HR-50 & speed boost developer

I have just received the above, now I just need the sun to come out (and for me to finush the roll of Xp2 super) so I can use it her in good old Blighty. Any personal comments on this film. Hopefully...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-01-2018
Replies: 116
Views: 11,325
Posted By kram
Question Should 7artisans be in a section for 'other M...

Should 7artisans be in a section for 'other M mount lens' rather than crashing the Leica lens thread?
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-28-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,046
Posted By kram
We don't havexa great modern one apart from the...

We don't havexa great modern one apart from the Noctilux
The new VC 50mm looks fantastic, focusing down to 0.7m etc., but 2/3 of a stop slower than f1.0. IMHO leasing 40mm lens, is a waste of...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-25-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,046
Posted By kram
The Noctilux f0.95 was released in 2008, ten...

The Noctilux f0.95 was released in 2008, ten years ago. At a 1/6 stop slower (big deal) it would be slightly less demanding to make plus progress in optics over the last 10 years. It would have to...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-24-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,046
Posted By kram
Time ripe for a ZM 50mm f1.0 ?

With a range of 50mm with f0.95 & f1.1 around at the moment, which get attention, how about a ZM f1.0?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-07-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 20,013
Posted By kram
Hi, Can a 50mm f1.2 owner confirm that the nokton...

Hi, Can a 50mm f1.2 owner confirm that the nokton is a full 1/2 faster than f1.4, and not just 1/3 stop faster. I am a film user so can't up my iso if needed!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-16-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 20,013
Posted By kram
Amy news about a realease date?

Amy news about a realease date?
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-14-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,649
Posted By kram
The lens gets good reports. Due to it not selling...

The lens gets good reports. Due to it not selling as well as other xl lens, it holds its price. Adding shift lines to my veiwfinder mask at the mo.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-09-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,649
Posted By kram
Issues. Standard plastic grips are solid and feel...

Issues. Standard plastic grips are solid and feel part of the camera, but are very smooth and wished I had gone for the 1250 with biggwr wooden grips. Othe issue, I can't flip the back 90 degrees....
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-08-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,649
Posted By kram
Oh, the maximum rise looks like 26mm :-)

Oh, the maximum rise looks like 26mm :-)
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-08-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,649
Posted By kram
It has arrived today. Plan to use it tommorrow...

It has arrived today. Plan to use it tommorrow with my full fat 6x8 + back.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-24-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,649
Posted By kram
I have one of them. Want extra rise plus wider...

I have one of them. Want extra rise plus wider lens. Tried to get the 38mm to fit the A67. Can't be done :@
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-24-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,649
Posted By kram
I have purchased the Mamiya roll film back...

I have purchased the Mamiya roll film back adapter for the Cambo ( another new purchase). The supplier informed me, there is not much call for them i.e. it could be the 1st or 2nd they have sold :eek:
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-24-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,649
Posted By kram
An Alpa swa 12 was in the running, but even...

An Alpa swa 12 was in the running, but even secondhand prices are wallet crunching. Also accessary prices are just Sky high. It was at the top of my list, but I chose something else. Arca Rm3di,...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-23-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,649
Posted By kram
Smile Just ordered my first new film camera in over 2 decades

Tried to find one second hand, but the only one that came up last year was in Oz. Pains me, but I have dug deep to buy this technial camera. Although it is designed for digital backs, I will used my...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-02-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 20,013
Posted By kram
Any idea when it will be available?

Any idea when it will be available?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-31-2018
Replies: 133
Views: 27,840
Posted By kram
Guys, Can some confirm if the updated the f1.1...

Guys, Can some confirm if the updated the f1.1 Nokton. If so, is it just a cosmetic change?
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 03-29-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 5,905
Posted By kram
Hi Roger, As you can tell there are a lot of us...

Hi Roger, As you can tell there are a lot of us who have missed your posts. Wishing you and Frances well for the future. I am sure producing some fibre prints will cheer Frances up.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-27-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 8,255
Posted By kram
You would look for a half stop change, if less...

You would look for a half stop change, if less than half a stop, it's less than half a stop.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-27-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 8,255
Posted By kram
A question for the owners of this lens, is the...

A question for the owners of this lens, is the f1.2 aperature 1/2 or 1/3 of a stop faster than the indicated f1.4 position?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-26-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,762
Posted By kram
A friend of mine has 3D printed a lens panel for...

A friend of mine has 3D printed a lens panel for a 4x5 camera. Looking at the finished product, you might want to get your whittling knife out.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-26-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 20,013
Posted By kram
Looking at the small distance between the f1.4...

Looking at the small distance between the f1.4 and f1.2. I feel this maybe the 1.275 rather than the 1.89, darn.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-24-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 4,527
Posted By kram
It's good to see the elephant skin bag has a...

It's good to see the elephant skin bag has a 'chewing gum' pocket. This shows the type of client the bag is designed for. :@
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-24-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 20,013
Posted By kram
I always thought that f1.2 was half a stop faster...

I always thought that f1.2 was half a stop faster than f1.4. On you tube today on photographer was saying the 50mm f1.2 Nikkor let more light through than the canon 50mm f1.2?

Just found this, and...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-22-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 20,013
Posted By kram
But with a finer 'grain' film...

But with a finer 'grain' film...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-21-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 20,013
Posted By kram
Great news, I was hoping for a Zeiss Zm fast 50,...

Great news, I was hoping for a Zeiss Zm fast 50, but this should do nicely. Hopefully better resolution at wider aperatures than the 1.1.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-06-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 10,025
Posted By kram
Just to confirm 127mm coverage. I use this lens...

Just to confirm 127mm coverage. I use this lens on my MPP Vii. It covers 4x5, just.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-06-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 13,641
Posted By kram
Sorry 6x9. Use the existing body, fast 80-90mm...

Sorry 6x9. Use the existing body, fast 80-90mm lens, less than 1m focusing. Little to change on body/veiwfinder, I would pre order one.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-16-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 3,147
Posted By kram
Could introduce a Film and digi ZM, sharing...

Could introduce a Film and digi ZM, sharing production costs for body, shutter, veiwfinder and some other bits. A slightly rweaked Film Zm would be nice. Self timer is something I miss.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-05-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 13,641
Posted By kram
6x0 Bessa pleeeease. Using existing camera body,...

6x0 Bessa pleeeease. Using existing camera body, to save developement costs.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-22-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 5,844
Posted By kram
Bessa iii /fujifilm GF670 are modern folding 6x7...

Bessa iii /fujifilm GF670 are modern folding 6x7 cameras.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-03-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 8,176
Posted By kram
I have all of the listed lens (sold the 43mm). No...

I have all of the listed lens (sold the 43mm). No problems with any lens. Had jssues with my 645super 80mm N lems though. Oil on iris blades.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-23-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 825
Posted By kram
Thanks for that info. I will look at the sony...

Thanks for that info. I will look at the sony finder in a different light.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-22-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 825
Posted By kram
School boy error, as Roger mentioned I was...

School boy error, as Roger mentioned I was thinking backwards,. The thought of paying top money for a 35mm finder (ZM 35,aka,Sony FDA-V1K).makes me wince.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-21-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 825
Posted By kram
Zeiss ZM 25/28mm veiwfinder users advice please

Hi, I have a question for users of the am 25/28 veiwfinder. Can the overall veiwfinder outside of the 28mm be used as a representation for a 35mm lens? I plan to use the finder for my 25mm on the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-27-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 2,249
Posted By kram
It's not a great hamdling camera, but once you...

It's not a great hamdling camera, but once you get the knack it's OK. My first Graflex had a really stiff focus action. Even with a focus lever. Major pain. This one is smoother focusing, not as...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-24-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 2,249
Posted By kram
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment....

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=105774&stc=1&d=1490391784105774
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-16-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 2,249
Posted By kram
An ammendment to the above. Athough my adapted...

An ammendment to the above. Athough my adapted 6x8 back gives a 80mm wide neg with a Corfield WA, it's only 78mm with the Graflex. Note the Mamiya 67 wind on back gives a neg only 68mm wide? Mamiya...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-07-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 2,249
Posted By kram
My first Graflex xl had the Heligon lens with the...

My first Graflex xl had the Heligon lens with the 6x9 wind on knob back. I light proofed the back, but it was so awkward to wind on ( just like a Zenit E rewind knob) that even though I got large...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-07-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,105
Posted By kram
Rangefinders better suited to standard and wide...

Rangefinders better suited to standard and wide angles, for 135/2 stick to the Zeiss SLR lens. They have the 35mm length covered. but a f1 in 50mm or f2 in 28,25,21?
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-05-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 3,105
Posted By kram
It is a good camera, and I wish they wouldproduce...

It is a good camera, and I wish they wouldproduce a 6x9. They coul use the exisiting body and machine a wider gate.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-05-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 5,617
Posted By kram
I can say from personal experiance the Mamiya...

I can say from personal experiance the Mamiya 127 f4.7 is a lens I an happy to use (and it just covers 4x5).
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-05-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 2,249
Posted By kram
I am happy to report that the planar I have is...

I am happy to report that the planar I have is fine for a 56x80mm size negative, even at f2.8.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-05-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,105
Posted By kram
If they made a lens in M mount, it can be used on...

If they made a lens in M mount, it can be used on lots of lovely M mount cameras And CSC with an adapter. Where as E mount, only fit one brand.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-26-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,105
Posted By kram
Any more ZM lenses in the pipe line?

See title.

e.g could the ZEISS Batis 2/25 optics be put into M mount?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-26-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 2,298
Posted By kram
Aperture 'stops' on TC-1 are f3.5, f5.6, f8 then...

Aperture 'stops' on TC-1 are f3.5, f5.6, f8 then f16. No f4 or f11 aperture.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-03-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 2,249
Posted By kram
To see the actual coverage of my planar 80mm on a...

To see the actual coverage of my planar 80mm on a 4x5 Linhof Master Technical. Of course due to the size 1 shutter I can't mount it on a recessed board. On a flat board one can't use the camera to...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-31-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,249
Posted By kram
Graflex XL with Zeiss planar 80mm f2.8

Not many posts on the Graflex XL here, so I thought I would put one on. Just purchased the above camera with the Carl Zeiss PLANAR 80MM f2.8 lens + RH-8 (wind on back). Lens had paint flakes in it...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 12-29-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 1,278
Posted By kram
New MPP camera website

FYI The MPP USERS club has update the website, and the new site is at 'mppusers.co.uk. Hope you like the update!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-26-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,217
Posted By kram
All, Thanks very much for the posts. Interesting...

All, Thanks very much for the posts. Interesting photos. Any photos with the hologon without thr graduated filter. If it has to used most of the time with the filter, I would rather go with the VC...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-10-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,217
Posted By kram
I suppose what I am asking is, is the 15mm iii a...

I suppose what I am asking is, is the 15mm iii a better over all than the Holgon. Resolution as good, minimal distortion, less corner shading. With the advancements in optics,the 15mm is the one to...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-10-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,217
Posted By kram
I suppose what I am asking is, is the 15mm iii a...

I suppose what I am asking is, is the 15mm iii a better over all than the Holgon. Resolution as good, minimal distortion, less corner shading. With the advancements in optics,the 15mm is the one to...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-08-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,217
Posted By kram
Any Voigtlander 15/4.5 iii compared to ZM 15, Hologon?

Hi, I am considering buying ba Contax Hologon G 16mm f8 and converting it to M mount. Main reason is the lack of distortion, minimum focus distance, resolution.

However, a 15mm f4.5 is usefully...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-08-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 2,298
Posted By kram
This is my recently bpurchased camera. Good close...

This is my recently bpurchased camera. Good close up focusing down to 45cm. Images have much more contrast at f5.6 than at f3.5. If used at f5.6-8 really sharp photos. Weedy flash.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-11-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,630
Posted By kram
I am very good a developing B&M 120 and large...

I am very good a developing B&M 120 and large format film (by 'good', I mean developing it and putting into negative sleeves and files). However, I am poor at getting round to printing the negs? 35mm...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-23-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,047
Posted By kram
Do you mean the GF670. Yes, but quieter. A very...

Do you mean the GF670. Yes, but quieter. A very quiet 'snick'.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-23-2015
Replies: 371
Views: 51,034
Posted By kram
Lost my favourite pen a couple of months ago (...

Lost my favourite pen a couple of months ago ( hole in pocket) -Parker 61 capillary fill. Not sure what will be my main pen now. Might fill up the Parker 51!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-23-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,894
Posted By kram
Only used it in the Adox specified developer....

Only used it in the Adox specified developer. From the results in contrasty lighting, I don't think I would use anything else, i.e. even this developer can only just cope with this film.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-06-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3,953
Posted By kram
I have been very lax in progressing 5x7 work....

I have been very lax in progressing 5x7 work. however, I have now got measuring cylinders which I can mix the solutions. A small thing but now I have no excuse not to develop the film. I seem to be...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-04-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3,953
Posted By kram
I purchased the B&W King tank for 5x7. I was pig...

I purchased the B&W King tank for 5x7. I was pig sick of using the Paterson orbital to do 2 negs at a time, with uneven development! The 5x7 tank uses 1300-1400ml of developer. Hopefullyy it will...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 11-25-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 10,965
Posted By kram
I have just purchased my second grafmatic back....

I have just purchased my second grafmatic back. They are very useful with a rangefinder 4x5. Looking at the construction they would be expensive to make, but I wish any project the best of luck if...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-09-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 668
Posted By kram
Any Comprehensive 28mm lens comparisons

Hi, Is there any comprehensive M mount 28mm comparisons (also vs LTM thread lens) out there.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-09-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 43,332
Posted By kram
I just could not get on with my 43mm. Sharp, good...

I just could not get on with my 43mm. Sharp, good contrast, but not for me. Much prefer the 50mm, this angle of view with the 6x7 suits me. The 43mm on 6x7, has been replaced with a Corfield camera...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-07-2015
Replies: 220
Views: 53,840
Posted By kram
Remember when Sony purchased Minolta Konica,...

Remember when Sony purchased Minolta Konica, Ricoh went in with Pentax, Casio large electronics firm stopped making digital camera? Main reason is that it is sooo expensive to product a new digital...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-06-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,405
Posted By kram
I feel that the 35mm focal length is covered well...

I feel that the 35mm focal length is covered well from the M mount lens manufacturers: Leica f1.4, 2, 2.5;Zeiss f1.4, 2, 2.8; and VC f1.2, 1.4, 1.7 and 2.8. With the 28mm Leica has a range of f1.4,...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-05-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,405
Posted By kram
25 f2 Batis in M mount, just remount the optics...

25 f2 Batis in M mount, just remount the optics which they have already produced!
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-05-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,405
Posted By kram
Next Zeiss ZM lens ...when?

Any news of the next ZM lens? Leica's 28mm f2 is a bit long in the tooth, time for an improved lens possibly. Or a 25mm f2.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-29-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,391
Posted By kram
Great camera TVS II, prefer it to my TVS III,...

Great camera TVS II, prefer it to my TVS III, as it has a larger veiwfinder and less light fall off wide open.
Forum: Olympus RF 10-28-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,344
Posted By kram
II wonder if a knackered digital camera from the...

II wonder if a knackered digital camera from the 90's could be fixed as easily:rolleyes:
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 10-26-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 3,201
Posted By kram
Archlich, Thanks for the info. I think I would...

Archlich, Thanks for the info. I think I would use the lens more in a compact than on my rangefinder. Also the TC-1 can be had for half the price. have just ordered one. Hope it is a good one. Will...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-23-2015
Replies: 1,552
Views: 197,688
Posted By kram
Talking Great thread:D

Great thread:D
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 10-23-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 3,201
Posted By kram
Minolta G-Rokkor 28mm f3.5 tc-1 vs ltm

Hi, Are the lens in both of the above ; TC-1 camera, and LTM lens for Leica EXACTLY THE Same optical construction, or is there a slight difference. I know the camera can focus to 45cm, while the lens...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-23-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 4,076
Posted By kram
Finally I have 80mm x56mm size negs. No...

Finally I have 80mm x56mm size negs. No vignetting at full shift at f5.6 ( but in portrait format top 15% of negative very soft). All sharp at f11. So the neg length is 1mm shorter that a horseman...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-11-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,116
Posted By kram
I now have the lens, very happy with it at all...

I now have the lens, very happy with it at all aperatures. A fine lens. Last used it with XP2 Plus.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-11-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 4,076
Posted By kram
My. WA68 adventure continues: I have replaced the...

My. WA68 adventure continues: I have replaced the 47mm SA with a 47mm XL. Had to get a spacer made up, machined the rear lens retaining ring (via SRB) so the rear of the lens fits into extention...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-10-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 1,990
Posted By kram
Buy a M6 or Zeiss ZM, add a vioghtlander lens,...

Buy a M6 or Zeiss ZM, add a vioghtlander lens, and enjoy. If you buy a Bessa, you would still hanker after a Leica.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-10-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 14,805
Posted By kram
Roelli 35SE, great quality, but meter could not...

Roelli 35SE, great quality, but meter could not read less than 1/125 with 400 asa. That is set the speed to 1/60 or slower, out of meter range. Got a Contax T instead and have not looked back. Worst...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 08-27-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 1,362
Posted By kram
MPP User Website Back On Line

For those interested in British MPP camera products; after many months off line while the club was in a state of flux. The website is back on line. MPPUSERS.COM
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-11-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 3,200
Posted By kram
Although theISO dial only goes down to 25, using...

Although theISO dial only goes down to 25, using compensation I have used Ados CMS 20. Now trying the Adox at 12. Looks like I will be using the wider aperatutes all the time0:)
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-03-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 14,976
Posted By kram
The Rodenstock heligon 80mm f2.8 I had was not...

The Rodenstock heligon 80mm f2.8 I had was not too large (size 0 shutter) and covered 6x9. This is quite and old lens. Put a aspherical lens element in a 80mm f2.8 ( hell lets make it a full stop...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 02-28-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 8,217
Posted By kram
I remember an article in one of thr UK mags,...

I remember an article in one of thr UK mags, where they passed different types/speeds of film through luggage x rsy scanners up to 30 times I think. Onky 'really' notived a slight degradation on the...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-28-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 8,775
Posted By kram
Mine's doing great. Big outing fot next...

Mine's doing great. Big outing fot next weekend.1) at the 2nd Welsh kendo shiaicompetition in Cardiff.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-19-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 4,076
Posted By kram
After even more fiddling ( made upsome new film...

After even more fiddling ( made upsome new film roller guides) , negative size is now 79x56mm, but thats the maximum I can get. 9 frame onf 79mmx56mm not back. 47mm lens work out at 20/21mm...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-08-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,995
Posted By kram
Jager, I have just checked my GF670 (same as the...

Jager, I have just checked my GF670 (same as the Bessa iii) lens shade which came with the camera. When screwed in, the filter is right at the back of the shade, I can't see how a normal thickness...
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-25-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 2,547
Posted By kram
I first must apologise for a half baked answer....

I first must apologise for a half baked answer. The only 'experience' I have is with my fathers Contaflex (SLR). The fixed lens had a wide angle + slight tel push fit extra lens element for that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-25-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,440
Posted By kram
Rollei atp1.1 or 80s. Adox silver max 100 or CMS...

Rollei atp1.1 or 80s. Adox silver max 100 or CMS 20. I have tried all apart from the CMS20.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-25-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,869
Posted By kram
Pentax 67 105mm f2.4 is the fastest 6x7 lens I...

Pentax 67 105mm f2.4 is the fastest 6x7 lens I can think of.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-24-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 4,114
Posted By kram
Ah, Rollei 35, I had one lovely camera but the...

Ah, Rollei 35, I had one lovely camera but the light meter range was poor. I can see why you use a meter. Contax T film is normally XP2 plus, Corfield Porta 160 but b+w varies Delta 100 or 400. Which...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-21-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 4,114
Posted By kram
Interesting. The 21mm on 35mm, the 47mm on my...

Interesting. The 21mm on 35mm, the 47mm on my Corfield with the 6x8 back is near as a 21mm eq. 35-38mm also popular (my Contax T is in a belt pouch) My wife does not like b+w so the colour film in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-20-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 4,114
Posted By kram
Standardised holiday kit, what's yours

It seems that for the last 3 years I have settled on the same camera kit to take on holiday. Corfield WA67 now WA68 for colour + b+w, contax T for B+w and Contax TVS ii for colour. SLRS stay at home....
Forum: Large Format Film RF 01-19-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 6,652
Posted By kram
Up date. Have made a recessed board for the mpp+...

Up date. Have made a recessed board for the mpp+ mamiya lens, so now I can clse the camers shut like the polaroid. Any updates on other people's conversions?
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-19-2015
Replies: 68
Views: 25,679
Posted By kram
Now the 667 is discontinued, time for a 6x9. Use...

Now the 667 is discontinued, time for a 6x9. Use as many parts from existing cameras to keep production costs down but have a nice fast lens f2.8/ f2.4 so peopl who wants speed, shallow focus will up...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-04-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,660
Posted By kram
I use the grip with the VC 35mm f1.2 (mk2) on my...

I use the grip with the VC 35mm f1.2 (mk2) on my zm. With the grip the set up handles really well.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-31-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 7,850
Posted By kram
Roger, all I can rhink of is 1/2000 shutter speed...

Roger, all I can rhink of is 1/2000 shutter speed ( Pentax lx had. Nikon f2 had 1/200 in a mechanical shutter) and in built diopter adjusment. As as long time user of one, what would yoi like?
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-31-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 7,850
Posted By kram
Support film, with a decent upgrade to the MP ;-)

Support film, with a decent upgrade to the MP ;-)
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-30-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,464
Posted By kram
Mines working fine at the mo. Great camera. I too...

Mines working fine at the mo. Great camera. I too used to have problems with autofocus cameras, so am happy with the rangefinder T, no focus problems. Sounds like the foam seals need replacing. I did...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-30-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,116
Posted By kram
Any experience of leica 90mm f2 mkiii on zm

Hi I am thinking of getting a leica 90mm f2 mk iii (1980s vintage) for use with my zm. These now seem to be a similar price to the f2.8 version, which reports say are better (higher res, less falll...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-09-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,610
Posted By kram
Sanmitch, I completely agree with you. They could...

Sanmitch, I completely agree with you. They could have added a meter, even one which. does not need batteries. However, I would have preferred a decent ttl metering system .
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-08-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 1,475
Posted By kram
Hi, The lens will not be available in the UK for...

Hi, The lens will not be available in the UK for a month or so. 'Real people' i.e. The general public, will be a few weeks yet.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-18-2014
Replies: 223
Views: 52,817
Posted By kram
There is a gap in the market for the 28mm f/1.4.

There is a gap in the market for the 28mm f/1.4.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-18-2014
Replies: 127
Views: 29,621
Posted By kram
Better than the Leica FLE performance wise and...

Better than the Leica FLE performance wise and roughly half the price. The resolution wide open looks impresive.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-10-2014
Replies: 127
Views: 29,621
Posted By kram
Glad it is finally here (give or take a few...

Glad it is finally here (give or take a few days); but what a wait.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 07-28-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 6,652
Posted By kram
Yes I already had the MPP, with a 150mm lens....

Yes I already had the MPP, with a 150mm lens. Wanted something slightly wider and faste. Cost of 127mm lens ~50. Could have putchased a Littman for 850, but happy with this set up.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 07-25-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 6,652
Posted By kram
My polaroid conversion. After much thought, what...

My polaroid conversion. After much thought, what I wanted was the fast 127mm lens. So I mounted the Polaroid 600SE Mamiya 127mm f/4.7 lens on my MPP VII. It has shutter speeds up to 1/500, weighs...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-22-2014
Replies: 223
Views: 52,817
Posted By kram
I could dream of a new film ZM, but this will...

I could dream of a new film ZM, but this will probly remain a dream. No PC or software needed, no newer ending software 'upgrades'.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-22-2014
Replies: 223
Views: 52,817
Posted By kram
I think what people are after is a Zeiss ZM...

I think what people are after is a Zeiss ZM digitsl, with leica M mount, designed to be used with new and existing M mount lens, without an adapter.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 06-21-2014
Replies: 133
Views: 36,813
Posted By kram
I took the top cover off mine, used a cocktail...

I took the top cover off mine, used a cocktail stick the clean betwwen the 2 shutter contacts. Cleaned the veiwfider of dust ( it had got quite bad). Next roll of film, 37 images, no more shutter...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-14-2014
Replies: 223
Views: 52,817
Posted By kram
I know, zeiss will probably see a gap in the...

I know, zeiss will probably see a gap in the market and produce a compact digital zoom camera, or a csc, there is hardly any of them in the market place ...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-06-2014
Replies: 223
Views: 52,817
Posted By kram
April and still no news or rumours, sigh.

April and still no news or rumours, sigh.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 03-07-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 5,832
Posted By kram
Could try a Corfield wa67 with a 6x8 mamiya back....

Could try a Corfield wa67 with a 6x8 mamiya back. Similar to a 21/22mm on 35mm, but with shift capability. I sold my Mamiya 7 43mm lens and use this camera instead.
Forum: Film vs Digital 03-06-2014
Replies: 180
Views: 25,066
Posted By kram
Just developed and printed b&w 4x5 film first...

Just developed and printed b&w 4x5 film first time...in the last 18 months. So this year I'm using 35mm, 120 and sheet film. Digital for ebay sales and ade memoirs.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-22-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 25,679
Posted By kram
A 6x9 should be quite simple to do with most ot...

A 6x9 should be quite simple to do with most ot the exisiting parts. There is room in the exisiting body for a 6x9 negative. A classical length would be 90mm or 65mm wide angle. What would sell it is...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-01-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 6,666
Posted By kram
Any ikon SW available anywhe e ( for less than...

Any ikon SW available anywhe

e ( for less than 500)?
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-07-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 3,200
Posted By kram
They should have given it a longer rf base,...

They should have given it a longer rf base, but... I seem to be able to get correct focus more so than with my Mamiya 7 with 80mm. Probably down to they very bright veiwfinder, which is excellent.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-07-2013
Replies: 691
Sticky: 6x9 photos Only
Views: 244,188
Posted By kram
Folks, I hae read that a 6x9 neg can be 78-88mm...

Folks, I hae read that a 6x9 neg can be 78-88mm in length. My adapted 6x8 back now gives 78mm wide negs, can I join in?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-07-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 5,719
Posted By kram
Well done ilford. I have been give a lot of paper...

Well done ilford. I have been give a lot of paper by a friend who can no longer print (divorce, house to shared flat etc.), so I am OK for paper at the mo. Kodak, MP industry, I take it that means...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 11-19-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 3,467
Posted By kram
Jammcat, I meant steampunk (have been listening...

Jammcat, I meant steampunk (have been listening to too much cyber-tec lately).
Good to hear that standard holders can be made to fit.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 11-17-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 3,467
Posted By kram
Great cyber punk photo, first one of this type on...

Great cyber punk photo, first one of this type on rrf? I like the idea of the sabre, but the use of non standard dark slides is a bit of a put off for me.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 11-17-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,722
Posted By kram
Thanks for posting. I was going to get the first...

Thanks for posting. I was going to get the first version of this lens, but resisted. Will have to stick with my f5.6 135 or150mm instead.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-17-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 3,200
Posted By kram
Bessa iii 'killer' application

What is the real killer app of the new Bessa iii (or GF670 + wide). It advertised as the 6x6 or 6x7 option, but after putting a few rolls through my GF670, I feel it is the extremely quite shutter ...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-17-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 4,076
Posted By kram
After a bit of very fine metal shaving around the...

After a bit of very fine metal shaving around the ends of the very thin rollers locted in the film gate, the back winds on OK now, negative size now 56x78mm. That is 2mm longer than the standard 6x8...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-11-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,704
Posted By kram
It should have been 24 Mega, with video, to have...

It should have been 24 Mega, with video, to have zero video function is strange, and I speak as a film user?
Forum: RFF Polls 11-09-2013
Replies: 2,949
Views: 1,785,056
Posted By kram
The weather is miserable her in not so sunny...

The weather is miserable her in not so sunny Wales. Off to show my GP at Discover Dogs, Earls Court on Sunday. Will take my Zeiss Ikon, maybe large format as well, but that is a long shot.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-02-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 7,147
Posted By kram
I should have added Kodak Colour film. The only...

I should have added Kodak Colour film. The only issues I have had with too much contrast, was when labs started to print film digitally, it had the effect you mentioned. Now the labs I use Have got...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-27-2013
Replies: 133
Views: 36,813
Posted By kram
Looks in lot better condition than mine.

Looks in lot better condition than mine.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-27-2013
Replies: 81
Views: 11,547
Posted By kram
Because ir gives me shift and tilt facility, as...

Because ir gives me shift and tilt facility, as cheap or cheaper than miniature or medium format cameras, which is strange in away.
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-27-2013
Replies: 149
Views: 21,204
Posted By kram
Wink I have had a Samsung EX1 for 3 years, and have...

I have had a Samsung EX1 for 3 years, and have never printed of anything from it. I planto send 3 rolls of film for d+p in this comming week (35mm + 120). Digital amera are great for their video...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-21-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 7,147
Posted By kram
Sweet! What this means is, along with the 'we can...

Sweet! What this means is, along with the 'we can build a full frame (35mm) sensor' from Fuji, is that a digital Zeiss Ikon could be with us within twelve months. Until then, I still use my film...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-18-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 7,147
Posted By kram
That will come under ' other'.

That will come under ' other'.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-17-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 7,147
Posted By kram
Jaans- what digital camera or film were you...

Jaans- what digital camera or film were you using? I have not found this with Kodak film.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-13-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 4,076
Posted By kram
Two wa67s came up a couple of years ago (plus...

Two wa67s came up a couple of years ago (plus mine, w hich makes 3), 1200-1500 was th going rate. Alpa swa 2-3 years ago for a little more (OK 3x plus more).

Took the photos this morning, devdloped...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-12-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 4,076
Posted By kram
Update, I have tweaked the back (hopefully) ,...

Update, I have tweaked the back (hopefully) , will report back on if it succeeds or not, possible 56mmx 78-80mm :)
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-12-2013
Replies: 95
Views: 27,240
Posted By kram
Digital is incredibly sexy for a lot of people,...

Digital is incredibly sexy for a lot of people, look at those camera sales. However, the sexiness goes off like an opened bottle of developer when the camera company issues the next model;).
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-12-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 7,147
Posted By kram
I use a ZM lens with - what camera

A Zeiss ZM Ikon of course :D.
A Leica film camera.
Digital Leica full frame.
Digital Leica M8/M8.2
Bessa film camera, please state.
Another M mount film camera.
Another digital camera.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-10-2013
Replies: 223
Views: 52,817
Posted By kram
More distortion, no thanks. I would prefer...

More distortion, no thanks. I would prefer excellent overall, but a bigger lens. Wamt a small light 35mm f1.4, get the VC one. You will also get the distortion you want, job done. Leave
zeiss to...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-05-2013
Replies: 223
Views: 52,817
Posted By kram
Less than 4 months until 2014. Might get...

Less than 4 months until 2014. Might get announced along with a digital Ikon, who knows.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-05-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 102,013
Posted By kram
I feel a bit like Johnny-come-lately; just found...

I feel a bit like Johnny-come-lately; just found out you were back posting Roger from the 5x7 thread, welcome back.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-12-2013
Replies: 160
Views: 27,770
Posted By kram
But we are in the 35mm section, confusing. My...

But we are in the 35mm section, confusing. My Rolleis and Minox 35 aren't rf, which means I can only comment on the best 35mm rf I own, Contax T.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-12-2013
Replies: 160
Views: 27,770
Posted By kram
For some reason I thought this referred to 35mm,...

For some reason I thought this referred to 35mm, then I reread the question. After owning 5 fixed lens. rf , I vote fot for the fuji gf670 (bessa iii 667). Close focus, great lens, fine meter and...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-12-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 2,398
Posted By kram
Good call, compact and a GN of 24 would be ideal....

Good call, compact and a GN of 24 would be ideal. My National gun of 30 years has just pact up.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 08-12-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 16,097
Posted By kram
Horseman 6x12, MPP 6x9, Linhof 6x7. Have not used...

Horseman 6x12, MPP 6x9, Linhof 6x7. Have not used the 6x7 yet. Easier to use a 6x7 camera. 6x12 if you can get them printed in colour, very nice.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-10-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,504
Posted By kram
Off topic slightly, how heavy is the linhof 220,...

Off topic slightly, how heavy is the linhof 220, more than 2kg?
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-10-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 11,439
Posted By kram
What is the weight of the camera? Can't find...

What is the weight of the camera? Can't find this info on the net.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 07-20-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,865
Posted By kram
Walker 57xl going through a slight...

Walker 57xl going through a slight transformation, which will hopefully mean I may use it abit more.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-12-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 3,309
Posted By kram
Taking mine on a trip tommorrow, third film...

Taking mine on a trip tommorrow, third film trying 6x6 again. I got use to setting the lrns to infinity before closing halfway through the first film. I don't find it an issue now.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-17-2013
Replies: 223
Views: 52,817
Posted By kram
Folks 'medium wide angle' from the zeiss zm lens...

Folks 'medium wide angle' from the zeiss zm lens pages, is 35mm; 28mm is discribed as 'wide angle'. Would we like a lens smaller than the Leica FLE, and for it to be inferior is all respects, or...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-13-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 25,679
Posted By kram
If thd lens were a little faster, I think they...

If thd lens were a little faster, I think they would have a more sort after product. A f2.8 80-110mm lens would make it more attractive than the oder cameras. A 50mm f4 would be fastcor this format....
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-07-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 3,480
Posted By kram
Gary, I think my 6x9 back had improved sealing...

Gary, I think my 6x9 back had improved sealing strips, next to the film aperature to prevent light leaks (there were no light leaks), and this could be contributing to the stiffness. The focus was...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-06-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 4,076
Posted By kram
Have not used the Corfield for a while, until...

Have not used the Corfield for a while, until last week. Took it on holiday, and have tried it with a new lens hood (which has a slightly wider field of view). Put the 6x7 back back on, to get that...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-06-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 3,480
Posted By kram
With a heavy heart, i sold the Graflex XL. I hope...

With a heavy heart, i sold the Graflex XL. I hope other people enjoy their camera, but I could not get along with it, very stiff wind knob on the back and focusing was a pain.
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