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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-02-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 952
Posted By Roger Vadim
wouldn't give up on a possible tap issue - the...

wouldn't give up on a possible tap issue - the tap is pulling a string which controls the meter. This string can brake and then you have exactly these readings. You need to check if there is enough...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-25-2017
Replies: 72
Views: 2,884
Posted By Roger Vadim
Well put! I think it was Linhof who branded their...

Well put! I think it was Linhof who branded their 6x7 backs, nominally 56 x 72 mm as "Idealformat", which translates into ideal format ;). Usefull for magazine covers and ads, even useful as a...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-20-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 3,130
Posted By Roger Vadim
BE AWARE! I ruined five films with aged Rodinal...

BE AWARE! I ruined five films with aged Rodinal because I trusted this Internet wisdom everybody is repeating. So I found out the hard way that Rodinal (like al other developers) can go bad. If it...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-25-2016
Replies: 387
Views: 45,119
Posted By Roger Vadim
most excellent photos here!!

most excellent photos here!!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-13-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,820
Posted By Roger Vadim
I can second that - they serviced my Biometar...

I can second that - they serviced my Biometar 80mm with a stuck diaphragm and it came back like new. not expensive either -
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-24-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 2,906
Posted By Roger Vadim
The F3 is the one who is tempting me -....

The F3 is the one who is tempting me -....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-19-2012
Replies: 191
Views: 37,391
Posted By Roger Vadim
This is the first digital camera that I really...

This is the first digital camera that I really WANT!!
nothin for the old folks I guess ;)

It looks truly great - live view & video. with M glass - this is a true revolution!

WANT!!!
Forum: RFF Polls 08-24-2012
Replies: 261
Views: 31,264
Posted By Roger Vadim
my only digi camera is now 13 year old olympus...

my only digi camera is now 13 year old olympus c-3000
works great, but very slow. back then it cost a fortune (got it from my brother) and has a stunning 3 megapixels!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-19-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 6,803
Posted By Roger Vadim
Jaaans, I do develop a lot of film, and normally...

Jaaans, I do develop a lot of film, and normally not cheapskate on developer - for the occasional roll of APX in Rodinal I had this bottle & the wisdom I've heard from everywhere was that it lasts...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-19-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 6,803
Posted By Roger Vadim
Angry Arghhh - Rodinal gone bad!

Something what should never happened (if you believe the internet) actually happened: Rodinal died sudenly. (NO not Xtol;))

To be precise: not Rodinal but the - supposedly same formula: Adolux...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-06-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 6,148
Posted By Roger Vadim
oh yeah, this can be addictive... I've got 5 by...

oh yeah, this can be addictive... I've got 5 by now, 4 set up, but constantly just use one - the so well done Durst 138 with a color head on.
The others are a Durst M601 for the occasional 35mm neg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-03-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,975
Posted By Roger Vadim
Yeah, that seems like the only solution... need...

Yeah, that seems like the only solution... need to write it on the camera to not forget that - this camera is a true diva.

I have a love-hate relationship with the camera, it feels like an oversized...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-03-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,975
Posted By Roger Vadim
Sevo: The white blotch is indeed a piece of tape...

Sevo: The white blotch is indeed a piece of tape from the development (color negative). Should have cut it away to avoid confusion

So you say it is normal that there is a gap between the overlap of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-03-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,975
Posted By Roger Vadim
Thanks for all your comments - I tried the...

Thanks for all your comments - I tried the flashlight in a dark room and it looks like it is the slit between the two curtains. This slit is closed and stays closed when travelling when winding the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-03-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,975
Posted By Roger Vadim
Kiev 60 light leak (sigh)

Hello!

Ok, here is another light leak question...

My clunky and chunky Kiev 60 developed this sort of light leak which occurs on roughly 1/3 of the frames.
I googled the issue and just found the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-14-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 5,697
Posted By Roger Vadim
1954 - take the best of the bunch: Zeiss Opton...

1954 - take the best of the bunch: Zeiss Opton Sonnar - don't like no copies;)
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-15-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 5,499
Posted By Roger Vadim
Congrats! The 138 is a truly great enlarger,...

Congrats! The 138 is a truly great enlarger, makes working so much more fun than the fiddly smaller ones - I use mine for everything up to 4x5 " and it really makes a difference when it comes to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2011
Replies: 79
Views: 6,997
Posted By Roger Vadim
haha: Nikon F3 / 50 & 35 or 24 mm - bold and...

haha: Nikon F3 / 50 & 35 or 24 mm - bold and rugged
or Olympus SP
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-10-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,624
Posted By Roger Vadim
oh- overlooked the smileys;) love the idea of...

oh- overlooked the smileys;)


love the idea of a signature look - exploit it!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-10-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,624
Posted By Roger Vadim
easy to check: just develop a small piece of the...

easy to check: just develop a small piece of the roll lke it comes from the roll, unexposed.
this should make clear if the roll is defective.

it is a bit harsh to say that a roll from 1983(!) sucks...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-11-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,688
Posted By Roger Vadim
A Speed Graphic is as heavy as the RB67 & even...

A Speed Graphic is as heavy as the RB67 & even bulkier & a pain to focus with the RF thingie it's got.
I've got one and rarely use it without the tripod. but if you go out with it Wegee style it...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 07-28-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 3,997
Posted By Roger Vadim
great & helpfull! thanx for posting.

great & helpfull! thanx for posting.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-08-2011
Replies: 1,714
Views: 440,433
Posted By Roger Vadim
This is great. And different to Hitos work imo....

This is great. And different to Hitos work imo. Keep going!!!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-11-2011
Replies: 1,714
Views: 440,433
Posted By Roger Vadim
Wow, really nice thread! sorry for beeing such a...

Wow, really nice thread! sorry for beeing such a gearjunky, but I grew somehow tired of my Mamiya RB 67, outside of the save studio environment this beast is just silly to schlepp around and I am...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-09-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 3,179
Posted By Roger Vadim
To determine your "clearing time" for the fixer...

To determine your "clearing time" for the fixer you drop the (cut) leader of the film in a bit of fixer and wait until that is totaly clear. usually this takes 2-3 minutes. Then double this time and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-08-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 2,201
Posted By Roger Vadim
Easy choice here - if you like HP5 go for Ilford...

Easy choice here - if you like HP5 go for Ilford FP4, very nice tonality esp with portraiture!

Acros is also a very nice film, very sharp, but different in tonality than "classic" films like FP4. In...
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-23-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,142
Posted By Roger Vadim
Really low contrast - and some charming atitude:...

Really low contrast - and some charming atitude: Jupiter J12 2.8/35
You'll need an adaptor for it, but its really cheap.
Great for indoors. But be aware: its got...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-22-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 3,900
Posted By Roger Vadim
now thats one sharp picture! great! :D, love...

now thats one sharp picture! great! :D, love it!
the planar is a extraordinary piece of glass, agreed!
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 3,461
Posted By Roger Vadim
One of the most beautifull aspect ratios i've...

One of the most beautifull aspect ratios i've shot is 9x12 (cm), the european "small" large format (4x5 is a bit larger). Just made the math and that equates 6x4.5 which I never used.
It seems like...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-22-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,928
Posted By Roger Vadim
Thanks for the replies - I finaly made my way to...

Thanks for the replies - I finaly made my way to the Zeiss website to clear my confusion on the SLR line up (sic!): there is a 1.4 Planar and the Macro Planar mfogiel is quoting in ZF mount. The ZF...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-21-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,928
Posted By Roger Vadim
Oh, my bad - I was refering to (and asking about)...

Oh, my bad - I was refering to (and asking about) the new CZ 50mm/1.4 in Nikon mount. Thanks so far, and learning about the rear element was highly welcome!
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-20-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,928
Posted By Roger Vadim
Bob, I know... but then once in awhile you look...

Bob, I know... but then once in awhile you look at your pictures and there is a certain magical quality in them... which has in a small degree to do with a certain lens. It might ad that last 1% of...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-20-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,928
Posted By Roger Vadim
G2 45mm vs SLR 50 Planar

Hi there!

While really loving the results of my G2 esp. withe the stunning Planar 2/45 I am not taking it out as much as my Nikon F3 / FM. Partly it has to do with it beeing on loan to me, partly...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-20-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 985
Posted By Roger Vadim
great job! my kiev '61 has got a nice covering so...

great job! my kiev '61 has got a nice covering so no need for it but who knows - the next one is surely on the horizon!

post a pic when it is finished.
cheers!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-19-2010
Replies: 77
Views: 6,116
Posted By Roger Vadim
FM - FM2 - I love the red LEDs, super for...

FM - FM2 - I love the red LEDs, super for nightshooting
small and lightweight
F3 solid (but stupid -+ LCD which fades and is hard to read, I tend to leave my F3 on AE therefore... not the idea of a...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-19-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 6,176
Posted By Roger Vadim
A loud vote for the 33 series over the 22! I had...

A loud vote for the 33 series over the 22! I had a C22 and the REAL anoing thing was that you had to wind the film (via the cranck) AND then cock the lens like with an old prontor shutter. really...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-15-2010
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,166
Posted By Roger Vadim
Trusty battered Nikon F3 with 2/35 or2/50 and a...

Trusty battered Nikon F3 with 2/35 or2/50 and a huge Metz CL4 flash attached - my secret weapon for the winter time... goes everywhere with me at the moment and attracts quite some attention. The...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-02-2010
Replies: 350
Views: 33,710
Posted By Roger Vadim
I have one, it is not a camera i would crave for...

I have one, it is not a camera i would crave for (au contraire...) but a lovely russian diva which needs lots of care and attention, and which is surprisingly heavy:cool:.
If you look over at...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-15-2010
Replies: 56
Views: 9,688
Posted By Roger Vadim
Beautifull photos! shoot more before you get too...

Beautifull photos!
shoot more before you get too drawn into needing this and that!
I really like them, your camera (and yourself) obviously got character.

oh yes: and nothing wrong with shooting...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-22-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,158
Posted By Roger Vadim
Picket, couldn't agree more - when it comes to...

Picket, couldn't agree more - when it comes to color images the AIS lenses I own are great and capable! I was speaking about the B/W characteristics of that Planar which left me stunned. There is a...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-22-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,158
Posted By Roger Vadim
Thanks for the replies! Turtles suggestion...

Thanks for the replies!
Turtles suggestion doesn't work because I've got the contax on loan from a friend... I also have the Nikon Ai 50/2 but its not very sharp wide open. Suitable for Portraits,...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-21-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,158
Posted By Roger Vadim
Planar vs. Nikon AIS

It might seem like a stupid question... I was scanning some B/W negatives from some mixed rolls and was just blown just how much better the gradation and tonality (let alone the sharpness) of the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-28-2010
Replies: 118
Views: 18,642
Posted By Roger Vadim
Out of my 6 nikon Bodys - Nikkormat, Fe2, Fe, Fg,...

Out of my 6 nikon Bodys - Nikkormat, Fe2, Fe, Fg, and a fantastic F3 the one which I trust the most, which is the most battered, fell on concrete a couple of times, is heavily brassed and goes with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-16-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 4,428
Posted By Roger Vadim
seems like everybody is raving about Kodak and...

seems like everybody is raving about Kodak and this new Portra. But: this is a loss, no more 8x10 & 5x7 400 Kodak film from then on (!), just one option apart from 2, and believe me, there still are...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-12-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,286
Posted By Roger Vadim
Had the same issue once when I poered not enough...

Had the same issue once when I poered not enough developer in the tank, the film had this underdeveloped strip simillar to yours. I first thought about the camera, shutter caping, all sorts of...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-23-2010
Replies: 308
Views: 32,744
Posted By Roger Vadim
Mhmm. Start counting... Carl Zeiss Jena 2/50 in...

Mhmm. Start counting...

Carl Zeiss Jena 2/50 in Contax mount (spectacular in B/W)
2 Jupiter 8 - " -
Nikkor 1.8/50 AiS
Nikkor 2/50 Ai
Industar fo the Fed
Does the Zeiss 2/45 for the G2 count as a 50?...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-01-2010
Replies: 96
Views: 33,497
Posted By Roger Vadim
Thumbs up Seconded! Trulyy a difference to my 4.0/50...

Seconded!
Trulyy a difference to my 4.0/50 Rodagon, contrastier, sharper, more "bite". feels good to work with.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-20-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 3,987
Posted By Roger Vadim
I don't see the point. (but I like to get my...

I don't see the point. (but I like to get my hands dirty... with developer)

nice picies though!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-20-2010
Replies: 80
Views: 7,375
Posted By Roger Vadim
Make that a F3 with interchangable finders and...

Make that a F3 with interchangable finders and I'll buy it!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-17-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,697
Posted By Roger Vadim
great read, thanks for pointing out!

great read, thanks for pointing out!
Forum: Yashica RF 05-09-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2,444
Posted By Roger Vadim
try googling some info, on the gt you can use any...

try googling some info, on the gt you can use any battery from 5-6 volts, i stacked two cheap cr1 cells, put some tape around and filled the rest of the battery chamber with aluminium foil. works...
Forum: RFF News 05-08-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 5,063
Posted By Roger Vadim
Great News! Looking forward for discourse and...

Great News! Looking forward for discourse and information!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-25-2010
Replies: 302
Views: 46,081
Posted By Roger Vadim
Truly wonderfull! Need to shoot some more tri-x...

Truly wonderfull!

Need to shoot some more tri-x again
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-25-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 4,095
Posted By Roger Vadim
wow, these photos are boring...

wow, these photos are boring...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-21-2010
Replies: 109
Views: 13,824
Posted By Roger Vadim
I have to admit: I love photographing with an...

I have to admit:
I love photographing with an auxilary VF! I somtimes even hafe one on my Nikon FM... or on the DSLR...

The simple reason: not having to deal with the right-sided-brain issue of...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-03-2010
Replies: 150
Views: 19,126
Posted By Roger Vadim
Foma 100 (120 & 4x45) my remains of the dreary...

Foma 100 (120 & 4x45)
my remains of the dreary Classic 400 (4x5)
HP 5 (4x5)
T-Max 400 (135 & 120)
Acros (135 & 120)
APX 100 (135)

In 135 mostly APX, followed by the creamy TMX-2

The Foma is a...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 03-30-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 3,258
Posted By Roger Vadim
Really nice photo, Keith! And a good example how...

Really nice photo, Keith!
And a good example how previsualisation works: you where so fast that the guy has a hint of surprise in his eyes. great!

I close one of my eyes, esp. when using the 50mm -...
Forum: Travel 03-27-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,028
Posted By Roger Vadim
I would never leave the house without a moderate...

I would never leave the house without a moderate tele: what about all those lovely girls and women & cool looking guys in bella Italia. And your acompany will also be pleased by a couple of nice...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-13-2010
Replies: 105
Views: 9,402
Posted By Roger Vadim
Well, history has proven: the Nikon F But then,...

Well, history has proven: the Nikon F

But then, maybe I don't understand the thread... :dance::dance::eek::rolleyes::cool:
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-13-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 5,499
Posted By Roger Vadim
Wink great, makes me want to use tmax 100 - if not for...

great, makes me want to use tmax 100 - if not for the build in Robert Frank cubic crystals ;) then for the nice tonality. really like the photo: variations on a theme...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-10-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 5,499
Posted By Roger Vadim
APX in 35mm (with a bit of Acros in between, when...

APX in 35mm (with a bit of Acros in between, when you need that imaculate grainlessness...)
Foma 100 in MF and 4x5 inch

mostly in Rodinal, where especially APX shines. Unfortunately out of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-03-2010
Replies: 138
Views: 15,602
Posted By Roger Vadim
could you please describe the procedure for...

could you please describe the procedure for replacing the screen in an FM? I`ve got a beautifully brassed one I love a lot, but the viewfinder is a little dim compared to my F3 or FE2.

(to me the FM...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-27-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 966
Posted By Roger Vadim
20 €? thats a STEAL! the prices for these Bessars...

20 €? thats a STEAL! the prices for these Bessars with Solinars, coupled RF (!) and a really well done design are in the range of ten times that...
tell me which fleemarket it was... Mauerpark;)?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-22-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 931
Posted By Roger Vadim
Beautiful and heartbreaking. well, there goes a...

Beautiful and heartbreaking. well, there goes a livetime of devotion...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-05-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 3,436
Posted By Roger Vadim
So everybody agrees that "cleaning marks" doesn't...

So everybody agrees that "cleaning marks" doesn't affect picture quality... well, I have to stand opposed:

I own a Summar and a J8 with so called "cleaning marks" on the front element and they are...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 01-01-2010
Replies: 90
Views: 14,151
Posted By Roger Vadim
Best advice! The Ektars on the Graphics are also...

Best advice! The Ektars on the Graphics are also not bad, the 127mm I've got is a really nice lens. The Graphics are on the heavier side, but I couldn't live without the range-finder: a helpful tool!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-27-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 3,551
Posted By Roger Vadim
APX, Rodinal 1:50 13 min (starting point). Great...

APX, Rodinal 1:50 13 min (starting point). Great and classic combo!

Be aware that the times in the Agfa Rodinal spec sheet are all for a medium density of .65, which is far too contrasty for my...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-26-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 2,928
Posted By Roger Vadim
Slippery slope that, but I think a softrelease on...

Slippery slope that, but I think a softrelease on an F3 is totally useless. It's got a beautiful balanced release button by birth...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-25-2009
Replies: 76
Views: 11,723
Posted By Roger Vadim
The G2 is a sweet little camera, and the esp the...

The G2 is a sweet little camera, and the esp the 45mm is great. BUT: the viewfinder is tiny and because of the AF (which works alright) it feel to me at least more like a point n shoot. its a great...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-17-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,404
Posted By Roger Vadim
Go to the store and reclaim. It looks like ...

Go to the store and reclaim. It looks like exhausted chemistry to me. E6 is a very difficult procss to run, you have to check the PH of the chemistry every couple of hours. I never had that extreme...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-12-2009
Replies: 174
Views: 38,968
Posted By Roger Vadim
This is a splendid photograph, Sir!

This is a splendid photograph, Sir!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-11-2009
Replies: 54
Views: 3,955
Posted By Roger Vadim
Good choice! Your Contax pictures are excellent....

Good choice!
Your Contax pictures are excellent. Proves that AF is not evil (I also quite like my G2 - except for the tiny finder...)
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-10-2009
Replies: 117
Views: 9,627
Posted By Roger Vadim
Tri-x in Rodinal stand development - unbeatable

Tri-x in Rodinal stand development - unbeatable
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-08-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,706
Posted By Roger Vadim
Added some comments on your Berlin ones. The Wall...

Added some comments on your Berlin ones. The Wall pics are all most likely East Side Gallery.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-08-2009
Replies: 79
Views: 7,348
Posted By Roger Vadim
A really good thread. We all ramble all the time...

A really good thread. We all ramble all the time about the super nice glass of our summicrons, but there is just no really decent scanner around which will really be up to the standard. I just worked...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-03-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 2,451
Posted By Roger Vadim
Konica S3, small with an outstanding...

Konica S3, small with an outstanding lens,
Olympus RC, REALLY SMALL with an outstanding lens (at 2,8).

You cant go wrong with both of them.

I have a lot of these fixed lens RF's and I tend to come...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-01-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 2,147
Posted By Roger Vadim
Beautifull! I darely miss the mountains at the...

Beautifull! I darely miss the mountains at the moment, live just became too urban...
It seems you tamed that neopan a good deal, my attempts always came out much harsher. Which developer where you...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-01-2009
Replies: 125
Views: 11,436
Posted By Roger Vadim
I saved all my money being a teenager to buy me a...

I saved all my money being a teenager to buy me a "real" camera- it was a Voigtländer VSL1, it had nice optics, but was very clunky and heavy. and it didn't survived the first two years, it fell and...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-21-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 5,832
Posted By Roger Vadim
Photoshop can do that, forgot where exactly,...

Photoshop can do that, forgot where exactly, search the help section...
IView is also a decent program for archiving files, fast and convienient. couldnt live without, and it has a simple tool to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-13-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 2,600
Posted By Roger Vadim
great! some people with a decent taste in music...

great! some people with a decent taste in music hanging out here!

I've seen three shows of Earth during the last years and they where all stunning!

and flash really doesnt work with them;)
best*
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-31-2009
Replies: 216
Views: 16,514
Posted By Roger Vadim
Well, if the big companies drop out of film...

Well, if the big companies drop out of film bussines, which may happen with managers axing their own company for "shareholder value", cottage industrys can join in. Fotoimpex already brought us AGFAs...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-31-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,693
Posted By Roger Vadim
Well, tri-x is replacable (almost) with Neopan...

Well, tri-x is replacable (almost) with Neopan 400 - if you can live with the slightly different tonal range. But the new T-max 400 is great and I would def. miss it... strange ey? They won't kill...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-27-2009
Replies: 53
Views: 8,478
Posted By Roger Vadim
My Kiev 60 fills the gap between too many 35mm...

My Kiev 60 fills the gap between too many 35mm cameras and the Mamyia Rb and Speed Graphic I preferably use at the moment. It is extremely unelegant, super loud and the the mirror shakes like an...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-20-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,082
Posted By Roger Vadim
Carlo, could you name the shop in Berlin? The...

Carlo, could you name the shop in Berlin?

The only repair person I know is located in Grossbeerenstrasse 29 (I think) in Kreuzberg:...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-19-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 2,377
Posted By Roger Vadim
I'd go for the Contax G2. electronic shutter,...

I'd go for the Contax G2. electronic shutter, heavy enough, just make sure you've had your drink before tripping the shutter...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-07-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 3,932
Posted By Roger Vadim
Ah c'mon- you are all so rationale here - didn't...

Ah c'mon- you are all so rationale here - didn't the OP just wanted an absolution from us to buy a new, a different camera? Are we all so monogamous? I am a Nikon guy myself, with 6 bodys... (whats...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-06-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,231
Posted By Roger Vadim
For the durst you definitely need a carrier. I...

For the durst you definitely need a carrier. I wouldn't get one without, it's rather hard to find spare parts for this (now defunct) enlargers. best advice is, if you start out, to buy a whole...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-05-2009
Replies: 825
Views: 167,519
Posted By Roger Vadim
I'd buy in an instant: 1.5/50 (or 55) mm Sonnar ...

I'd buy in an instant: 1.5/50 (or 55) mm Sonnar in Nikon F mount!

This lens would be lovely on a DSLR (and I could use it for my film Nikons).

I think it would sell: a portrait lens for all the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-03-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 2,080
Posted By Roger Vadim
Ha, funny, the other film I'm in love with at the...

Ha, funny, the other film I'm in love with at the moment is Agfa APX 100, dev in Rodinal 1:50 - great tonality and sharp... a bit old world touch here...

i'll see if I can make some scans soon...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-03-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 2,080
Posted By Roger Vadim
Heresy! I prefer TMY over Tri-x ...

Yesterday night I spend some time in the darkroom and I was absolutely blown away by the new T-max 400-2, developed in Calbe A49 1:2 for 16 minutes.

I think I will say goodbye to my old friend...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-03-2009
Replies: 230
Views: 32,796
Posted By Roger Vadim
Daily basis: my Nikon F3 or Fe2 - since two...

Daily basis: my Nikon F3 or Fe2 - since two weeks it got replaced by a Contax G2 which was lent to me. But the viewfinder is squinty and the AF makes the whole camera a bit...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-02-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 2,441
Posted By Roger Vadim
Interesting project! no clue why everybody was...

Interesting project!

no clue why everybody was shouting: the site loaded super quick, the image could be larger for my taste.

It would be definately worth seeing on a wall, framed and mounted. no...
Forum: Off Topic 09-30-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 1,213
Posted By Roger Vadim
have some life

have some life
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-28-2009
Replies: 53
Views: 3,822
Posted By Roger Vadim
Because that 1951 Carl Zeiss Jena T Sonnar just...

Because that 1951 Carl Zeiss Jena T Sonnar just mounts on that damn rangefinder body...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-03-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 6,163
Posted By Roger Vadim
Just thought the same... which one is it? The one...

Just thought the same... which one is it? The one in Berlin looks a bit different as far as I remember... But I could be wrong. Marseille then?
Forum: Off Topic 08-22-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 2,107
Posted By Roger Vadim
6x7 does play in a different league then 6x4.5 -...

6x7 does play in a different league then 6x4.5 - almost double the size - and I personaly like the aspekt ratio.

Re-reading the OP it seems you should look out for a Pentax 67 with miror lock up....
Forum: Off Topic 08-22-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 2,107
Posted By Roger Vadim
dress to impress: Pentax 67 stunning lenses:...

dress to impress: Pentax 67
stunning lenses: Mamiya 7
THE classic: Hasselblad
cheap and funny: a Kiev 60
strange box with ergonomics for aliens: Rolleiflex
versatile and bulky: Mamiya RB/RZ...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-22-2009
Replies: 303
Views: 127,891
Posted By Roger Vadim
Agreed!! Just got a color film back from my 10 €...

Agreed!!

Just got a color film back from my 10 € GS and hey, forget about all the digital sub 1000 € cameras - this lens is a real hit!
Up to 24 x 30 cm Print size I don't see any difference to my...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-22-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 2,845
Posted By Roger Vadim
good question. maybe because sculpture was/is...

good question.
maybe because sculpture was/is dealing with power-structures in a very specific way; the greeks searching for perfection (Aristotle: artist are perfecting nature in showing its real...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-22-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 2,845
Posted By Roger Vadim
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2097/1519038834_003...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2097/1519038834_003630822f.jpg (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/%3Ca%20href=)">

" Ah.. the gods... I know exactly how they feel..."
Jack Palance in Jean Luc...
Forum: Photo Software 08-09-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 2,278
Posted By Roger Vadim
Definitely check out Iview - very intuitive, very...

Definitely check out Iview - very intuitive, very clear, it leaves the structures of your folders intact and you can open several windows for each project. renaming, moving, adding exif etc... great...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-08-2009
Replies: 71
Views: 15,921
Posted By Roger Vadim
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1032/1158988484_d61...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1032/1158988484_d6120379f2_o.jpg

uncoated Summar & some "cleaning marks"
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-08-2009
Replies: 71
Views: 15,921
Posted By Roger Vadim
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2661/3732051496_f2e...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2661/3732051496_f2e515ccce.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-03-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,672
Posted By Roger Vadim
I did it with an old 49/50 modell - worked out...

I did it with an old 49/50 modell - worked out nice and its worth the very little effort. The viewing lens was quite hazy so the image still had some glow, but it was considerably brighter and better...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-03-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 2,734
Posted By Roger Vadim
Can't go wrong with a F3! Great camera with a...

Can't go wrong with a F3! Great camera with a lovely viewfinder and excellent build quality. check out the stunning 2.5/105mm or the lovely 2.8/28mm. That plus your 50 - all one ever need in...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-28-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 2,764
Posted By Roger Vadim
I can see a whole new breed of Winogrands,...

I can see a whole new breed of Winogrands, equipped with Oly Pens, out on the street capturing the decisive moment... and all the M3's gathering dust on the shelfs...:eek:

<fun aside, I like your...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-27-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 14,052
Posted By Roger Vadim
That really sorted my problems as well: final...

That really sorted my problems as well: final rinse with some washing agent + destilated water for about 30 second.

then most important:
use the shower, or bathroom and let really hot water steam...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-24-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,128
Posted By Roger Vadim
pink and purple...

pink and purple...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-24-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 2,600
Posted By Roger Vadim
Great! Ilfochrome in real life looks amazing......

Great! Ilfochrome in real life looks amazing...
I second the question: any online source (in europe preferably)

Keep posting!
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-23-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 2,572
Posted By Roger Vadim
well, so its twelve hassy bodys on the moon....

well, so its twelve hassy bodys on the moon. worth a trip, ey?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-23-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,820
Posted By Roger Vadim
Thanks for the comments, guys! I'll have a look...

Thanks for the comments, guys! I'll have a look at the suggestions.
Being a bit of a digital phobic, all those zillion of compacts out there on the market made me wonder which one to get...

And...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-22-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 2,509
Posted By Roger Vadim
!!! Great shots Mauro!! One truly has to love...

!!! Great shots Mauro!!

One truly has to love the Zeiss lenses. And that chap with the Leica besides Capa truly looks as if he bought the wrong camera ;)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-22-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By Roger Vadim
Looks more like underdevelopment to me - I had...

Looks more like underdevelopment to me - I had the same problem, but on ONE side of the negative, the one which was on the top in the development tube. I had not enough developer in the tube, and so...
Forum: Olympus RF 07-20-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 2,646
Posted By Roger Vadim
I love mine, although the metering is annoying....

I love mine, although the metering is annoying. The lens is nice and sharp, with a bit of magic. VF quite good for a fixed RF... Would be perfect if Olympus would have chosen to built it with...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-20-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 22,375
Posted By Roger Vadim
that is one tempting camera...

that is one tempting camera...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-20-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 2,131
Posted By Roger Vadim
Get a Kiev 4, and be lucky like me (my kiev works...

Get a Kiev 4, and be lucky like me (my kiev works flawlessly) or, to be on the save side, have it cla'd. The cheapest option to shoot Zeiss glass.

This Kiev, I'll admit, is one of my favorite...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-18-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,820
Posted By Roger Vadim
digital compact comparable with Contax t2?

Hi,

I am looking for a digital compact camera (which shouldn't be overly expensive) to go with my Contax t2, is there something out there which can match image quality and ease of use?

Any...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-18-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,292
Posted By Roger Vadim
don't have either camera, but the Canon lenses...

don't have either camera, but the Canon lenses are so super cheap now that you should def. hop on that train. with 15 bucks for the body you can't go wrong. any lens to recommend, you canon shooters?...
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-14-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 2,721
Posted By Roger Vadim
buy a Jupiter-8, even cheaper than a...

buy a Jupiter-8, even cheaper than a summar...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2334/1519034446_991c636b59_o.jpg
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 07-14-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 2,921
Posted By Roger Vadim
Wow, my old threat appears again... I still need...

Wow, my old threat appears again...
I still need a decent 50mm finder - I am using a Russian 35 mm finder with some blackboard glued onto it, very roughly 50mm vision...

Anybody using a wireframe...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 07-13-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,656
Posted By Roger Vadim
Great shoot! Which lens where you using? The...

Great shoot! Which lens where you using? The Ektar?

http://www.jonesii.net/2009%2007%20LargeFormat/content/bin/images/large/sg210_kodak_030.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-13-2009
Replies: 3,179
Views: 760,699
Posted By Roger Vadim
grmblll, looking at all the Hasselblad pictures I...

grmblll, looking at all the Hasselblad pictures I want to sell my RB67 and get that fine Zeiss glass. the RB is just too heavy to lug around... and, maybe its just me, i am not sooo keen on the...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-12-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 4,710
Posted By Roger Vadim
Being a 40mm fan, could you ellaborate which 40mm...

Being a 40mm fan, could you ellaborate which 40mm fixed (and nonfixed;) lens you like best?
Truly interested. I never was a friend of the canon lens either, compared to my Revue 400 1.7/40 it is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-10-2009
Replies: 75
Views: 4,093
Posted By Roger Vadim
Good choice, the Micro-Nikkor 55/2.8 is a hell of...

Good choice, the Micro-Nikkor 55/2.8 is a hell of a glass, much sharper then the 50/1.4 and lovely transitions from focus to oof. Or bokeh or whatever people call that...
I also have the H.C. 50/2,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-09-2009
Replies: 75
Views: 4,093
Posted By Roger Vadim
One can't go wrong with an F3. And you have the...

One can't go wrong with an F3. And you have the option for the new Zeiss glass. buy the last Ais 1.4 and save some money for a Planar;) and the Distagon...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 07-09-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 4,008
Posted By Roger Vadim
But it's not a rangefinder :eek: Great shot. 5x7...

But it's not a rangefinder :eek:

Great shot. 5x7 rocks
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-08-2009
Replies: 65
Views: 3,639
Posted By Roger Vadim
process error? happens...

process error? happens...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-08-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,124
Posted By Roger Vadim
J-8 all the way... but I am a Sonnar adict ;)

J-8 all the way... but I am a Sonnar adict ;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-08-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 2,052
Posted By Roger Vadim
The F3 is a great camera, well balanced and much...

The F3 is a great camera, well balanced and much more trusty than the FE/FM series imo (can't speak for the FM3A though).
Lovely thing. And my favorite at the moment. It feels that the horizontal...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-07-2009
Replies: 137
Views: 14,485
Posted By Roger Vadim
for a change: 105/2.5 on the F3, but just to...

for a change: 105/2.5 on the F3, but just to overcome the 35mm point of view...

if RF then the 50/2 Carl Zeiss Jena T - unbeatable. and feels like a slight tele.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-01-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 4,425
Posted By Roger Vadim
oh that Sonnar look.... great photos Mfogiel!

oh that Sonnar look.... great photos Mfogiel!
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-29-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,495
Posted By Roger Vadim
Good points! The drama of the spectator is as...

Good points! The drama of the spectator is as least as important to the work of Zoe than the (well thought and soul-fed) photographs itself.
As I said, to put up a flashy show it just takes an good...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-29-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 2,289
Posted By Roger Vadim
Same happened to me on two rolls in one tank....

Same happened to me on two rolls in one tank. rather strange, the ones I did before came out well...
I suppose i didn't stir the rodinal well enough, I remembered being a bit sloppy there. My...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-28-2009
Replies: 54
Views: 16,924
Posted By Roger Vadim
Yes! but I'll take the F3, it is soo smooth...:p

Yes! but I'll take the F3, it is soo smooth...:p
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-28-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,495
Posted By Roger Vadim
Great and outstanding work! I love her. It's...

Great and outstanding work! I love her.

It's easy to shoot a 'good photo', thats what this forum is all about. Get the technique right, buy the latest gear, 'learn' the so called rules of...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-26-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 2,800
Posted By Roger Vadim
wow ! 32.685 fans This HCB guy really is...

wow !
32.685 fans


This HCB guy really is popular ... Not bad for an ancient photographer.

No I am not jealous.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-26-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 12,647
Posted By Roger Vadim
Iso 50 -3200 with DX code nice Camera when...

Iso 50 -3200 with DX code
nice Camera when working. two of the three t4's I owned developed a nasty "half roll shot - rewind syndrome", where they rolled the film back at around frame 17 or so. never...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-21-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 2,921
Posted By Roger Vadim
Recomposing & ext viewfinders

I have to commit: I love external viewfinders!

The process of focusing with the RF and recomposing using the ext VF does make me a better photographer (I have to admit) - it is as if the technical...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 06-21-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 5,152
Posted By Roger Vadim
O.k. well, I do shoot the thingy handheld... but...

O.k. well, I do shoot the thingy handheld... but it definitely is a drag to pull around. Using the finder is not different to an Leica III, and the look through an uncluttered finder is great ;)

I...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 06-20-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 5,152
Posted By Roger Vadim
How much lighter is the Crown vs. the Speed?

Hello everybody!

I like to shoot my 1961 Speed Graphic as a Rangefinder Camera, i.e. sans tripod. The 127mm Ektar gives a nice wide-angle field of vision and the negs are lovely (B/W).

BUT:

That...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-19-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 2,059
Posted By Roger Vadim
great advice!

great advice!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-18-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 2,416
Posted By Roger Vadim
olympus 35 RC light, small, beautifull lens (but...

olympus 35 RC

light, small, beautifull lens (but slow: 2.8)

AE and manual setting. All the OP needs

oh: and they can be had cheap.

The FSU route is a slippery path, and you need to be willing to...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 06-18-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,235
Posted By Roger Vadim
A really good idea, need to take my GSN out again...

A really good idea, need to take my GSN out again (the lack of aperture information is really annoying - if you are a control freak like me ;))

In the end the old street shooting idea - meter the...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-18-2009
Replies: 91
Views: 15,185
Posted By Roger Vadim
These Ektar shots do have a real MF feel to them,...

These Ektar shots do have a real MF feel to them, excellent tonality - something I see with all of the photos posted with that film. How do they look printed, grainwise?

going to try this Ektar...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-16-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 4,337
Posted By Roger Vadim
Yeeep! I agree wholeheartedly!

Yeeep! I agree wholeheartedly!
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-12-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 2,383
Posted By Roger Vadim
great project !!! maybe the 55 is coming back???

great project !!!

maybe the 55 is coming back???
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-08-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,738
Posted By Roger Vadim
My F3 is from about '82 (that makes 27 years...

My F3 is from about '82 (that makes 27 years now...) and is still going strong, the foam on the mirror bumper needs replacement though... but no great deal.
No "plastic inside" as far as I know. To...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-08-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 2,495
Posted By Roger Vadim
I've got me a F3 lately and i found it sooo much...

I've got me a F3 lately and i found it sooo much nicer to use than my load of FM, FE FE2, Fg & EL bodys. Its heavier, alright, but the finder is truly splendid, it feels very robust, but not clunky,...
Forum: Olympus RF 06-05-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 2,128
Posted By Roger Vadim
great shoots, great camera! welcome I love my...

great shoots, great camera!

welcome

I love my RC - stunning lens on such a small camera - although I find it a bit too small... ;)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-29-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 2,943
Posted By Roger Vadim
I just had a roll of the 400NC back from...

I just had a roll of the 400NC back from development and I am really pleased with the grain and the tonality (although I prefer the 160NC, smoothness-wise)
Never liked the greenish cast of the Fuji...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-29-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,572
Posted By Roger Vadim
Thanks for the information. How did you came...

Thanks for the information. How did you came acros this? I didn't saw anything announced.
The Charité is the largest hospital in town, and has got an reputation for its history in research (as far...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-28-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 2,333
Posted By Roger Vadim
I agree totaly. But sometimes one wants to drive...

I agree totaly. But sometimes one wants to drive a muscle car with automatic rather then a gear shift :cool:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-28-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,441
Posted By Roger Vadim
Kiev 60: unique camera with some rather horrible...

Kiev 60: unique camera with some rather horrible mechanical issues. On my 60 you have to wobble the lens a bit to unmount it, you need to develop some feeling for that.

Otherwise - if the lens...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-26-2009
Replies: 50
Views: 3,685
Posted By Roger Vadim
Wow! love the chrome wheel;)

Wow! love the chrome wheel;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2009
Replies: 129
Views: 13,622
Posted By Roger Vadim
My 5 lenses with a touch of magic... Zeiss Jena...

My 5 lenses with a touch of magic...

Zeiss Jena Sonnar T* 2/50 in Contax mount (the peoples 1.5/50, but it renders just beautiful).

+ don't laugh: Jupiter J8 2/53 - the Zeiss might be a hair...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-22-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,816
Posted By Roger Vadim
A really beautiful camera, and a nice set indeed....

A really beautiful camera, and a nice set indeed. I really thought of getting one lately to compliment my Speed Graphic. How does it handle, do you work with it regularly or is too clumsy/ heavy/...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-22-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 4,919
Posted By Roger Vadim
Thanks a lot FallisPhoto! Really helpfull, but a...

Thanks a lot FallisPhoto! Really helpfull, but a bit to late (sic!)...

I figured it out myself, it's fairly easy to get to the blades from the front, and you need a spanner wrench. I flushed...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-10-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 4,247
Posted By Roger Vadim
When starting out with LF I used the Taco method...

When starting out with LF I used the Taco method described above in my Paterson tank for a semi stand development of Rodinal 1:100. Really really great results with that, very little agitation led to...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-06-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 1,020
Posted By Roger Vadim
ZM 1.5/50 vs. Zeiss Jena Sonnar 2/50

Hello to all Sonnar lovers out there!

Re-evaluating all my negatives the last days, I found that the ones I took (B/W to say) with my old Kiev 4 and the postwar Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 2/50 are the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-02-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 4,919
Posted By Roger Vadim
Olympus 35 SP shutter stuck

Hello everybody,

I've got a nice Olympus SP with a stuck shutter. I can't find too much info on the net how to get to the shutter blades which might need a good cleaning with lighter fluid.

Does...
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-01-2009
Replies: 50
Views: 6,461
Posted By Roger Vadim
I second that. "To go" easy walk around setup is...

I second that. "To go" easy walk around setup is a Nikon FG + the AIS Nikkor 50/1.8, smaller and much lighter than any leica, really sharp, manual + AE, Camera was € 20, the lens can be had for a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-30-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,633
Posted By Roger Vadim
Truly great lens! I've got the later SLR version...

Truly great lens! I've got the later SLR version - stelar!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-30-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 2,950
Posted By Roger Vadim
My F3 arrived a week ago, and although I alreay...

My F3 arrived a week ago, and although I alreay got 5 Nikon bodys I really enjoy the camera. It feels indestructive and slightly more modern than the FM series say. and there is less mirror slap, the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-27-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 4,179
Posted By Roger Vadim
I really like it when shooting portraits with the...

I really like it when shooting portraits with the 105/2.5 or longer zooms. Well balanced and the ergonomics are just perfect. The weight also helps to reduce mirror slap. The button to press the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-18-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,096
Posted By Roger Vadim
Very nice! How did you do it? I think a softie is...

Very nice! How did you do it? I think a softie is essential with a Kiev...

An the color works great!
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-18-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 6,402
Posted By Roger Vadim
And here's my second attempt: An exercise of all...

And here's my second attempt: An exercise of all the things you can do wrong with that beast:

Focusing off (my fault, the rangefinder is spot on), forgot about parallax compensation with that funny...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-18-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 6,402
Posted By Roger Vadim
Great Camera, albeit a bit heavy (which was...

Great Camera, albeit a bit heavy (which was already mentioned). It is great for environmental portraits, and the tonality and creaminess of that quite decent 127mm Ektar lens (coated) is stunning....
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-15-2009
Replies: 46
Views: 6,698
Posted By Roger Vadim
I was utterly surprised to "fall in love" with a...

I was utterly surprised to "fall in love" with a rather old fella... at the first glance the 2/50 Jena Sonnar T looked lik an old diva, something you respect, but not something you desire. But after...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-07-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 11,670
Posted By Roger Vadim
oh my god... what a great portrait camera... and...

oh my god... what a great portrait camera... and 80 € is a steal, the grey ones go for up to 700 €... and thats at fleebay.

I want one
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-07-2009
Replies: 91
Views: 8,161
Posted By Roger Vadim
Mhmm.. thanks for the comments, must be a dog...

Mhmm.. thanks for the comments, must be a dog then or fell during its livespan, who knows...
Mine is below 1M, # 850xxx, so made after 68. O-C non Ai-d with second gen "ears". I love the handling of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-07-2009
Replies: 91
Views: 8,161
Posted By Roger Vadim
So everybocy raves about the 35/2 Ai/S... mhmm. ...

So everybocy raves about the 35/2 Ai/S... mhmm.
I got a 35/2 Nikkor O-C which i find not that spectuclar. quite soft wide open and flares like hell, although in B/W it produces lovely tonality. I...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-06-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,653
Posted By Roger Vadim
try 35mm film? grain for free;)

try 35mm film? grain for free;)
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-03-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,295
Posted By Roger Vadim
beautifull!! Enjoy the set up, and post the...

beautifull!!
Enjoy the set up, and post the results of your wireframing experiment.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 03-31-2009
Replies: 64
Views: 6,867
Posted By Roger Vadim
Zeiss Jena Sonnar 2/50 mm T* from around 1948 or...

Zeiss Jena Sonnar 2/50 mm T* from around 1948 or so... don't know whats happening there... everything looks timeless with it. Wish to have a similar lens for my Nikon SLR, because its contax mount...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-30-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 7,856
Posted By Roger Vadim
good meter, but you need that battery adaptor, or...

good meter, but you need that battery adaptor, or another solution for the extinct mercury cells. it really shines in very low light. don't know about the price, over here in germany they sell for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-23-2009
Replies: 51
Views: 28,216
Posted By Roger Vadim
So where's the pictures? Great story!

So where's the pictures?
Great story!
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-17-2009
Replies: 119
Views: 11,322
Posted By Roger Vadim
the Kodak 127mm Ektar on my Speed Graphic....

the Kodak 127mm Ektar on my Speed Graphic. translates into a 35mm in 135, but with a much more shallow DOF;)
Else 35mm -but I tend to use that postwar coated 50mm Sonnar lately more often, might be...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-30-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 2,616
Posted By Roger Vadim
Recently I had two vintage (i.e. original) prints...

Recently I had two vintage (i.e. original) prints in my hands, unframed, unmatted, and they where 16x20 baryta prints, air-dried, so the finish had a baryta semi-matte look.

both of these where...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-14-2008
Replies: 98
Views: 9,376
Posted By Roger Vadim
being a true fetishist I'm deeply in love with...

being a true fetishist I'm deeply in love with fibre paper, the skin like quality really gets me going - and if it's wrinkly, it doesn't matter, do love that old lady!

Seriously spoken: I just made...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-14-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 1,910
Posted By Roger Vadim
I agree! A really reliable camera (not so sure...

I agree! A really reliable camera (not so sure about the Canon species from that time, but thats a religious thing, I suppose).
Get a 1.4/50 (100$), the faboulous 2.8/28 (around 130$), a lovely FM...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-03-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,166
Posted By Roger Vadim
seems like a nice combination to hunt for!...

seems like a nice combination to hunt for! :rolleyes:

Cheerio, here comes GAS
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-03-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,166
Posted By Roger Vadim
Exacta: good idea! they are a bit cumbersome,...

Exacta: good idea! they are a bit cumbersome, aren't they?

Rolleiflex: my first camera was a Voigtlander VSL1, it was not very comfy, like a VW Beetle or so, and I lost it... I've heard that 80% of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-03-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,166
Posted By Roger Vadim
venchka, just looked at your larger picture,...

venchka, just looked at your larger picture, you're right, nice detailed shadows. Looks truly vintagish, great shot.
I've got the same pre Ai 35/2 and tend to shoot wide open with it quite often, in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-03-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,166
Posted By Roger Vadim
great recommendations so far! The 1.4 35 Nikkor...

great recommendations so far!

The 1.4 35 Nikkor is tempting, but difficult to get. And then - well maybe I am a bit bored with that Nikon signature - I was just browsing Flickr and I found that...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-03-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,166
Posted By Roger Vadim
35mm lens recomendation for a SLR

Hello everybody,

some of you know by now my quest for a 35mm lens you can attach to a SLR and which is:

- drawing like a Sonnar, means subtle tones, nice bokeh, and a slight oldfashioned look (I am...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-26-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,196
Posted By Roger Vadim
Thanks for the suggestions! I am really looking...

Thanks for the suggestions!
I am really looking for that "Sonnar look", and I've got a Rolleiflex with a Tessar. it's a nice Camera, but the Tessar IMHO looks different and the style of shooting with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-25-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,196
Posted By Roger Vadim
From RF Contax to SLR - tricky/evil question...

so this is a bit tricky one here on this form...

evaluating my pictures I do really love the look of the Zeiss 2.0 50mm Sonnar on my Kiev RF in B/W.
But I have to admit I am very much a SLR type of...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-24-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,622
Posted By Roger Vadim
Sorry to come back to you so late! thanks for...

Sorry to come back to you so late!
thanks for the great advices, it is a fine lens. haven't scaned the first roll yet, but the lens is a real nice performer, esp. for portraits, smooth out of focus...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-21-2008
Replies: 91
Views: 6,853
Posted By Roger Vadim
"Photography is not at all about what is in front...

"Photography is not at all about what is in front of the camera - it's all about what is behind the camera"

Wolfgang Tillmans in a lecture on his work I was attending some years ago.

This quote,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-17-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,624
Posted By Roger Vadim
which filter for b/w portrait/ skintones?

Hello everybody,

for a project I want to achieve a certain 'oldfashioned' look in portraits and nudes, the likes of Edward Weston or even the glasplates of Beloq's 'Storyville Portraits'

I am...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-16-2008
Replies: 48
Views: 4,186
Posted By Roger Vadim
Tempting... (actually I wanted to save some...

Tempting...

(actually I wanted to save some money for a DSLR:eek: - shocking, the evil route...)

How much would such a set set me off, ruby :rolleyes:?

And: just to makle that clear, the 35/2...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-16-2008
Replies: 48
Views: 4,186
Posted By Roger Vadim
Well, as I said my lens is the pre-ais. But as...

Well, as I said my lens is the pre-ais. But as far as I know they didn't change the formula. The coating is single coating on the pre-ais.

Could be very well the case that my lens is a dog, due to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-16-2008
Replies: 48
Views: 4,186
Posted By Roger Vadim
thanks a lot for all the advices and tips! I'd...

thanks a lot for all the advices and tips!

I'd love to try the 40/2 on a leica - but budget is rather tight at the moment. I've got the 50mm variants (2 and 1.8) and sharpnesswise they are ok. But...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-16-2008
Replies: 48
Views: 4,186
Posted By Roger Vadim
Nikon 35mm f/2

Hello everybody,

I know, I know, this is not really a question to ask here at RFF, but, well, you're my favorite crowd for questions like this:

I lately enyoi lugging my Nikon FM and Fe2 (and all...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-06-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,622
Posted By Roger Vadim
well, the 1.5 does seem tempting:cool: the serial...

well, the 1.5 does seem tempting:cool: the serial # is 3501543, I tried some research on the net, but wasn't very successful.

The Nikons are so hard to get here in europe, so I'll stick with the...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-06-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,622
Posted By Roger Vadim
Sonnar 2/50 on Kiev 4 /some questions

I am a very happy new owner of a Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 2/50mm - with a red T and nice blue unscratched coating. It must be post-war and made in the GDR, am I right? It looks beautiful, and the first...
Forum: Yashica RF 07-01-2008
Replies: 845
Views: 210,286
Posted By Roger Vadim
thanks Raid! Arcadia is sometimes just round the...

thanks Raid!
Arcadia is sometimes just round the corner. Although there is some 'swirly Bookeh' in the trees ;)
Forum: Yashica RF 07-01-2008
Replies: 845
Views: 210,286
Posted By Roger Vadim
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1355/975456887_2750...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1355/975456887_2750953704_o.jpghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/975456887/sizes/o/

yashica gs
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 4,243
Posted By Roger Vadim
Ah, nice thread, summer fun with... in order of...

Ah, nice thread, summer fun with...
in order of actual use:

1.) Speed Graphic with 127 Ektar - a marvel for B/W (as A RF camera of course;))
2.) The beloved Kiev 4 (saving my money for a...
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