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Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,298
Posted By rbiemer
Can't argue with this. I have the x20 and quite...

Can't argue with this. I have the x20 and quite like it. When/if it eventually fails, I'll be looking at whatever closest featured camera is then available.
If I were buying now, the x30 would be...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9,000
Views: 881,470
Posted By rbiemer
Sorry, not a rangefinder but I just bought an...

Sorry, not a rangefinder but I just bought an Arax 88. The "ARAX-CM-MLU/SE (Special Edition) kit."
And a Kaleinar 150mm lens to go along with the Zodiac 30mm. So, once my package arrives, I'll have...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By rbiemer
Thank you for sharing that, Robert. An...

Thank you for sharing that, Robert.
An unexpected reminder of some of my own memories of my dad.

Rob
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By rbiemer
Color calibration hardware?

Chris,
I need some advice, please.
I just built a new pc and later today I'll have a new monitor delivered.
And while I have been happy with visual "calibration" so far, I have decided to get a bit...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,978
Posted By rbiemer
Maybe the Minicord is a possibility? Or a Gami...

Maybe the Minicord is a possibility?

Or a Gami 16?

Minicord is a TLR and the Gami 16 is a rangefinder camera.

-Rob
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-07-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,025
Posted By rbiemer
I've owned and used Canon 7, P, Vt, and IVsb. And...

I've owned and used Canon 7, P, Vt, and IVsb. And Leica II and M4. And Bessae R and R2a.

What I still have and use is the Bessa R.

I liked the 7 well enough and the viewfinder was fine for my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-31-2019
Replies: 9,000
Views: 881,470
Posted By rbiemer
Stopped by the local "Thrifty Shopper" (a charity...

Stopped by the local "Thrifty Shopper" (a charity shop) and they didn't have any cameras but there was a copy of The Science Of Photography by H. Baines and "revised and brought completely up to date...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-20-2019
Replies: 104
Views: 10,566
Posted By rbiemer
Thanks! It fills a pretty specific niche, for me,...

Thanks!
It fills a pretty specific niche, for me, and so far does that very well.

Rob
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-20-2019
Replies: 104
Views: 10,566
Posted By rbiemer
Since I first posted in this thread, I've been...

Since I first posted in this thread, I've been buying Hyperion straps as I need new ones.
Really nice, good price, and lots of color choices--there are more options than just green (:D...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2019
Replies: 9,000
Views: 881,470
Posted By rbiemer
A (hopefully) decent copy of Build Fun Paper...

A (hopefully) decent copy of Build Fun Paper Cameras: Take Eye-Catching Pinhole Photos.
Published By Lark Photography Books in 2009.

And, coincidentally, the back to school sales are just starting...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-05-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 685
Posted By rbiemer
Err, wouldn't you need to look for an Australian...

Err, wouldn't you need to look for an Australian version?....



:D:rolleyes:


Goodnight, everyone! I'll be here all week, tip your servers...

Sorry, I couldn't resist.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-01-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,562
Posted By rbiemer
For quite a few years I always had a camera with...

For quite a few years I always had a camera with me and shot fairly impulsively. Occasionally I would have a subject i mind or a plan but mostly not. I got some good photos and a very few great...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 6,100
Posted By rbiemer
A little surprised I don't seem to have any...

A little surprised I don't seem to have any earlier posts in this thread...
Pretty sure I bought something in 2010, just can't recall what.
I did post about getting a Canon SX20 in 2009 but didn't...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-27-2019
Replies: 476
Views: 23,293
Posted By rbiemer
I'm still a very happy Bessa user and I find...

I'm still a very happy Bessa user and I find myself picking the R a bit more often than the R2a. That said, I basically leave the LTM to M adapter on the R2a and effectively turn it into an LTM mount...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-27-2019
Replies: 476
Views: 23,293
Posted By rbiemer
I've not really been interested in any more 35mm...

I've not really been interested in any more 35mm lenses for my kit, until seeing this.
Thank you, Kevin, for sharing this with us!
If the price ends up close to what was mentioned earlier in this...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 07-23-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By rbiemer
Makes sense to me. I think you're probably...

Makes sense to me. I think you're probably correct about two sizes being enough for most of us. A serious repair person likely will be looking at dedicated drivers anyway.
Quality of this kit seems...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-23-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,660
Posted By rbiemer
It sounds like the camera and lens is not really...

It sounds like the camera and lens is not really the "problem" but that the soft panniers are?
Maybe one of these is the answer...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-23-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By rbiemer
I wasn't being entirely serious about this, just...

I wasn't being entirely serious about this, just offering a bit of fun. And, there are no NSFW images in any of my unprocessed films--very few people at all, in fact. So I'm really not serious about...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 07-23-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By rbiemer
JIS screwdrivers

Over the years that I've been here at RFf, there has been some discussion about sourcing JIS screwdrivers for those seemingly Phillips head screw on our old cameras.

They are not super tough to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-23-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By rbiemer
Those rolls will have a significant price...

Those rolls will have a significant price increase.:D
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By rbiemer
Talking Develop my backlog or sell it as "found film?"

This article from The Guardian came through my email this...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-22-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,540
Posted By rbiemer
Then maybe you should truly embrace "tiny" and...

Then maybe you should truly embrace "tiny" and get either a Minox C or LX or, if lens options are important, a Pentax Auto 110.


Rob
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-17-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,217
Posted By rbiemer
Film neophyte gets her grandfather's Leicas.

I enjoyed watching this:

https://youtu.be/fAqpj-8eJYY

A young woman who has used a Canon AE1 and is very new to film is given her grandfather's Leicas. And, I think, will put them to good use....
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 540
Posted By rbiemer
I remember being sent to ask for a "reverse...

I remember being sent to ask for a "reverse countersink bit" at one of my first summertime jobs way back when. :)


Rob
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 540
Posted By rbiemer
:D I have been, at various times in my own...

:D I have been, at various times in my own career, both a victim and a perpetrator of mopping the freezer.

And, I have to admit to having a conversation like this:
Me (to an unnamed...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 540
Posted By rbiemer
I, in fact, own several of their albums and was...

I, in fact, own several of their albums and was sad to have missed seeing them when they came to the US.

Always worth a listen, thanks!

Rob
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 540
Posted By rbiemer
:D:D:D Since you "mentioned" pinball, enjoy...

:D:D:D

Since you "mentioned" pinball, enjoy this:

https://youtu.be/6bfPwtUTP4k



Rob
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 540
Posted By rbiemer
Might be a bit overpriced...

30 sheets Illford MG IV RC deluxe paper for $10.
And a picture:bang:to:bang:show:bang:you:bang:.
Ahh, the joys of Craig's List....
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 3,091
Posted By rbiemer
The article liked to isn't the worst I've read...

The article liked to isn't the worst I've read about its subject but I don't see a very strong connection to the OPs contention.

I'm happy to be getting my emotional support from my friends and...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-12-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By rbiemer
I thought of the clip only as a way to weight the...

I thought of the clip only as a way to weight the film if I just use the Stearman tank. But I probably ought to just get a good daylight tank for 35mm and 120 anyway...but then I'll need to get...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-11-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 925
Posted By rbiemer
A small notebook and a pen. I have what I think...

A small notebook and a pen.
I have what I think was intended to be a make up brush that I keep in the camera bag as well. It is just about the size of a lipstick and works similarly: there is a...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-11-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By rbiemer
Question 35mm "single" frame processing?

Single, in my thread title is in quote marks because I'm actually thinking the size will be about 55mm long.

I've been happily processing 4x5 film with the Stearman daylight tank but have recently...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-08-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,467
Posted By rbiemer
Were I choosing from your list, the choices would...

Were I choosing from your list, the choices would be the 17-35 and the 70-210. And, to push against your restrictions a bit, I'd want to bring either a 1.4 or 2 x teleconverter.

Rob
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 05-07-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 458
Posted By rbiemer
Since you didn't get a manual, here's one: ...

Since you didn't get a manual, here's one:

http://www.cameramanuals.org/canon_pdf/canon_demi_c.pdf

And, I don't know the rear lens thread size, but I did just find this page offering an SD lens...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-01-2019
Replies: 2,715
Views: 796,908
Posted By rbiemer
New toy. :)...

New toy. :)



https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47751264671_b7165613f5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fKBHmK)Contax N1 (https://flic.kr/p/2fKBHmK) by rbiemer...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-01-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 883
Posted By rbiemer
Camera arrived safely yesterday. I am very happy...

Camera arrived safely yesterday. I am very happy so far!
I did have one concern prior to delivery: I wasn't sure if there would be a battery in the camera or not, it wasn't mentioned one way or the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-26-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 883
Posted By rbiemer
Kai-san, It's not excatly "fear of failure" on my...

Kai-san,
It's not excatly "fear of failure" on my part. I have a rather large assortment of FSU rangefinder cameras and am happy to take the low piced gamble with those. And, I have spent some money...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-24-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 883
Posted By rbiemer
I did get a reply to my inquiry of Nippon Photo...

I did get a reply to my inquiry of Nippon Photo Clinic about repairability:


I asked about serviceability of the RX, AX, and N1 cameras so the definitive answer is "Maybe."

Going to think on this...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 883
Posted By rbiemer
Excellent suggestion and info, thank you! I have...

Excellent suggestion and info, thank you!
I have emailed to ask about potential service for the N1 and the AX and the Aria.





I have also been looking at the AX and the Aria. The RX hadn't...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 883
Posted By rbiemer
Contax N1?

Anyone using one of these? Been thinking about a "new" SLR and want to get something different from what I've owned before.

The N1 seems to be priced reasonably, any "gotchas" to these cameras?
I...
Forum: Photo Software 04-09-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 882
Posted By rbiemer
I've tried several camera apps and, so far, not...

I've tried several camera apps and, so far, not too impressed by any of them except Viewfinder Mk II. Which has been helpful in conjunction with my LF camera.
This one looks like it's worth a...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-09-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 18,906
Posted By rbiemer
RIP Roger.

RIP Roger.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-04-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By rbiemer
If what you're describing was happening with...

If what you're describing was happening with different lenses on the same body, I'd have to think that the rf mechanicals were in need of attention.
But with this happening with one specific lens on...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-04-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 18,906
Posted By rbiemer
Sad news and hard to "hear". Roger, I can only...

Sad news and hard to "hear".
Roger, I can only express my thanks for your willingness to share your knowledge and your willingness to respond to this random poor photographer. My photography is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-01-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 496
Posted By rbiemer
Jupiter-8 on a Bessa R2a is my favorite 50/RF...

Jupiter-8 on a Bessa R2a is my favorite 50/RF combo.

My favorite SLR/50 combination is a Pentax K2 dmd and the SMC 50/f1.4

I don't really have a Fixed Lens favorite.



Rob
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-31-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,284
Posted By rbiemer
OK, the safety yellow is nothing like my favorite...

OK, the safety yellow is nothing like my favorite color but, looking at the photos and looking at the photos by the guy doing the work (on instagram as referenced above), I think the actual paint job...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-31-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,284
Posted By rbiemer
Just went through some of his instagram photos...

Just went through some of his instagram photos and I'm impressed.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-31-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,284
Posted By rbiemer
So...Men Without Hats want this camera? ...

So...Men Without Hats want this camera? :D



Rob
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-31-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,284
Posted By rbiemer
It would be slightly better with black "leather",...

It would be slightly better with black "leather", I think.
This seller does have several other more usual repaints, some Ps and a couple Vts, that are black and actually look pretty good, I think.
As...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-31-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,284
Posted By rbiemer
Canon P re-paint. You'll need sunglasses. :)

This was tempting but since I am not getting it, I figured I would share it here for anyone wanting a nice subtle repainted Canon...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-28-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,639
Posted By rbiemer
Can't argue with that. I've been playing with...

Can't argue with that.
I've been playing with this Elph a little bit and, so far at least, its only real advantage over my current phone is the viewfinder.

Rob
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-28-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,639
Posted By rbiemer
Just inherited this Canon. Seems pocketable to...

Just inherited this Canon. Seems pocketable to me. Tiny real viewfinder, too.

Rob

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7887/33609050398_014e51b528_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TcVaLb)Small camera...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-14-2019
Replies: 5,588
Views: 964,117
Posted By rbiemer
There was the Minox DSC. 10 years ago? Not sure...

There was the Minox DSC. 10 years ago? Not sure how good they were nor how well they sold.
Rob
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-14-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 442
Posted By rbiemer
I knew a guy with a camera Who thought it was a...

I knew a guy with a camera
Who thought it was a hammerer
So he kept two in tents
But now he relents
For a cmaera is never a hammerer.



(Apologies to English speakers everywhere. :) )
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-23-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,639
Posted By rbiemer
This is the real issue here. With the correct...

This is the real issue here.
With the correct apparel, any camera is pocket-able.
My grandfather had a jacket that he used for pheasant hunting and I'd wager he could have carried any thing from...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-21-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,541
Posted By rbiemer
Back in the 70s, my high school had several...

Back in the 70s, my high school had several Pentax K1000 cameras to loan to students--those of us who were "working" on the newspaper or the yearbook. I did both and had that camera until I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-13-2019
Replies: 5,588
Views: 964,117
Posted By rbiemer
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7889/46169488685_5f...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7889/46169488685_5fb3d90a78_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dkQGsZ)Intrepid and coffee (https://flic.kr/p/2dkQGsZ) by rbiemer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rob_biemer/), on...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-13-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 368
Posted By rbiemer
Fast 50 progenitor(s). OR, Who really started it all?

Casual Photphile has just posted a short piece about the Biotar 58mm f/2 lens that contains a link to an interesting thread about fast 50s and where they came from. The author disputes Zeiss' claim...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-06-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,799
Posted By rbiemer
Depends on the camera. I'm left eye shooter and...

Depends on the camera. I'm left eye shooter and mostly shoot verticals right hand down. Especially with rf cameras because that keeps my left hand out of the way of the vf/rf. I also tend to use the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-06-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 940
Posted By rbiemer
Sorry but those are two questions... Aside from...

Sorry but those are two questions...
Aside from the writing like this, and ignoring the prologue's...confusion, maybe? about dates, I think the several questions he wants to ask about photojournalism...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-30-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By rbiemer
I probably would start by being certain the...

I probably would start by being certain the adapter is clean and dry. Then try mounting it with out a lens.
As well, If you've got any M-mount lens, try that (or those) and see if it is locking into...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-30-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,104
Posted By rbiemer
Well, I was born at the very beginning of my...

Well, I was born at the very beginning of my first decade...I'm only guessing but I'm pretty sure that most of us were. :)

Rob
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2019
Replies: 9,000
Views: 881,470
Posted By rbiemer
A changing bag and two more boxes of 4x5 HP 5+....

A changing bag and two more boxes of 4x5 HP 5+.

Rob
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-20-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 636
Posted By rbiemer
Well, another part of the terms is that if there...

Well, another part of the terms is that if there are any recognizable person/people the photographer must have signed releases.

I wonder if some one visiting from another hospital might see the...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-19-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 636
Posted By rbiemer
"Enticing" terms for local photo contest!

I'm currently working in the kitchen of my local hospital and they have just finished remodeling a couple of floors in the residential care facility.
And today, they circulated a flyer for any...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-17-2019
Replies: 424
Views: 80,207
Posted By rbiemer
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7801/31841326047_f1...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7801/31841326047_f1e49bc546_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QvH7U8)Big Step 2019 (https://flic.kr/p/QvH7U8) by rbiemer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rob_biemer/), on Flickr
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-11-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,098
Posted By rbiemer
fujiowski, Out of the two dozen replies, so far,...

fujiowski,
Out of the two dozen replies, so far, the ones I quote here are actual answers to the question you actually asked.

The rest are interesting discussion points and probably good info but...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-02-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 11,462
Posted By rbiemer
Red face Oh, for pete's sake. You did read my post...

Oh, for pete's sake. You did read my post correctly. I was using the needle that came with the syringe. of course I was. :rolleyes::bang::o:D

What's really making me laugh at my self is that the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-01-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 11,462
Posted By rbiemer
Clearly I ought to try a different syringe than...

Clearly I ought to try a different syringe than the one I have now. I have a couple of blunt tipped 5 ml syringes that I bought originally to use with my fountain pens--refilling cartridges...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-01-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 11,462
Posted By rbiemer
Hard to rationally argue with this, so I won't! I...

Hard to rationally argue with this, so I won't!
I will say, that I decided that since there are so many other variables, I felt the need to minimize as much as I could the variables in my own...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-01-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 11,462
Posted By rbiemer
In my limited experience, HC-110 is not difficult...

In my limited experience, HC-110 is not difficult to mix. It is easier, for me, than mixing powdered chemicals.

I make up 500ml of working solution at a time--I use it in a Stearman SP-445 daylight...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-29-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,233
Posted By rbiemer
I'd start here:...

I'd start here: https://cameraquest.com/repairs.htm
This may not be a good suggestion, depending on where you are.
I would hope that because the Bessaflex is a basic--though beautiful!--SLR, that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1,483
Posted By rbiemer
HP5+ in my Intrepid 4x5 camera has been the only...

HP5+ in my Intrepid 4x5 camera has been the only film and "serious" photography I've done for the last year or so. I do always have a phone with me so for stuff like "Is this the right...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-27-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 937
Posted By rbiemer
One may well end up with the same images but I...

One may well end up with the same images but I will argue that how we get those photos is 1, a large part of the fun. And, 2, us folks here at RFf are generally self selected to be in a group of...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-24-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 680
Posted By rbiemer
Oleg. See...

Oleg. See here:

https://okvintagecamera.com/ocart/index.php?route=product/product&path=67&product_id=144

He has repaired several cameras of mine over the years, including two different Zorki 3m...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-20-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,428
Posted By rbiemer
The Tipperary Hill neighborhood in Syracuse, NY...

The Tipperary Hill neighborhood in Syracuse, NY has a traffic light with the green light at the top and the red at the bottom. When the intersection this light is on first had a light installed--in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-20-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,670
Posted By rbiemer
Good to know, thank you! Rob

Good to know, thank you!
Rob
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-20-2018
Replies: 118
Views: 11,462
Posted By rbiemer
Waaay back in high school, we used TriX and D76....

Waaay back in high school, we used TriX and D76.
When I started processing my own 4x5 film recently in 2017, I settled on HC-110. It seemed to offer what I was looking for: ease of storage and use...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-20-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,670
Posted By rbiemer
Good question! I have read somewhere that this...

Good question!
I have read somewhere that this film can be shot/processed as BW slide film?
4x5 BW slides are something I think I'd like to try making.
Going to need to do some reading up on this...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-20-2018
Replies: 2,418
Views: 353,262
Posted By rbiemer
Bought this a month or so back, just now starting...

Bought this a month or so back, just now starting it:
The Ongoing Moment by Geoff Dyer (2005).
Haven't read much of it yet, but it seems like it will be an interesting take on some of the "classic"...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-05-2018
Replies: 102
Views: 3,876
Posted By rbiemer
Pentax UC-1 has been my favorite P&S camera for a...

Pentax UC-1 has been my favorite P&S camera for a while now. A bit surprised that it's only been mentioned twice.
I find it to be, for me, functionally VERY similar to the Olympus Stylus but I like...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-01-2018
Replies: 58
Views: 1,820
Posted By rbiemer
Alternately, you could choose a Bessa R, and a...

Alternately, you could choose a Bessa R, and a 35 or 50: a rather better vf than just about every other choice available, I think. If M-mount lenses are "necessary", there are the R2 or R3 models....
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-19-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,456
Posted By rbiemer
About a year ago I bought a new couch. Which...

About a year ago I bought a new couch. Which meant I needed to do something with the old one. It was in decent condition but not really worth much $. Called the local Salvation Army and they would...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-04-2018
Replies: 2,949
Views: 1,785,072
Posted By rbiemer
Well, that plan may not have worked out as well...

Well, that plan may not have worked out as well as I hoped...
I'd not used that Zorki in quite a while and after I loaded the film, I noticed that the vertical alignment for the rangefinder is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-04-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,466
Posted By rbiemer
Not really sure. If I were considering looking...

Not really sure. If I were considering looking for those lenses, I'd be thinking about looking a photos of the then current photographers and looking to see what they had on their cameras. Or looking...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-04-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,466
Posted By rbiemer
Nice collection, tony.p1 ! Since you've shown us...

Nice collection, tony.p1 !
Since you've shown us your interest in F1 racing and the cameras you've shown us are related to that, maybe the lenses to add to your cabinet ought to be the lenses used...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-04-2018
Replies: 2,949
Views: 1,785,072
Posted By rbiemer
With my current job, my "weekends" are usually...

With my current job, my "weekends" are usually Tuesday and Wednesday but I fortuitously have today off. And, I've not shot any 35mm film in a very long time.
So, I'll be spending some time out and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-01-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,798
Posted By rbiemer
That alone might be the inducement for me to pay...

That alone might be the inducement for me to pay for Flickr. :)

Rob
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-23-2018
Replies: 121
Views: 4,804
Posted By rbiemer
RFf obsolete? No, I don't think so. It has...

RFf obsolete? No, I don't think so.
It has evolved over the years, has weathered some...interesting...individuals ( there was that one guy who hated us for some reason), had and has some truly...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-17-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By rbiemer
wolves3012, I am not expecting modern lens...

wolves3012, I am not expecting modern lens performance--I think after all the FSU rangefinder lenses I've used over the years I'll not be too surprised nor disappointed in the lenses overall. And, I...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-13-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,568
Posted By rbiemer
OK, after some poking around in FastStone, I find...

OK, after some poking around in FastStone, I find that its default is sRGB. Apparently, I can change that if I choose, there is a "color management" option that I've not used before since I haven't...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-13-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By rbiemer
Sage thoughts! Haven't spent any money,...

Sage thoughts!
Haven't spent any money, yet!:rolleyes: But I'll report back eventually once I have.
I may end up choosing on putative condition and price and go from there.

Rob
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-13-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By rbiemer
Not an RF question, sorry!

My FSU cameras/lenses pile has dwindled down to just the "necessities" for me (two RF bodies and a bare 7 or 8 lenses) as I've been concentrating on making photos with what I have.
All good.
But, I...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-13-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,568
Posted By rbiemer
I think View Range has an answer to the weird...

I think View Range has an answer to the weird color cast.



That makes sense. The web page for ordering does not specify anything other than "jpeg at a minimum of 840x840 pixels and a maximum of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-13-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 988
Posted By rbiemer
Nice to "see" you round here, Bill! Your post is...

Nice to "see" you round here, Bill!
Your post is well put and well taken, I think.
Have had my own, mostly positive, experience with renter's insurance.
Posted about it here a little but the re-cap...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-13-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,568
Posted By rbiemer
"Save as..." question(s)

If this is in the wrong sub fora, I apologize and could one of our excellent Mods move it, please!
Anyway,
I've been using FastStone Image Viewer as my main basic editor. Catalogs my photos pretty...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-27-2018
Replies: 85
Views: 4,370
Posted By rbiemer
Shouldn't this thread be in the FSU...

Shouldn't this thread be in the FSU forum?:)
Couple of things occur to me: isn't the body effectively a "special edition"? Something akin to, for example, the various national M6 cameras of years...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-25-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,016
Posted By rbiemer
Steve M, Yea, "mustache guy" was a little...

Steve M,
Yea, "mustache guy" was a little annoying but his info, while superficial wasn't wrong, I think.
And, the guy making the camera is taking the path of making his camera out of materiel he...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-25-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,016
Posted By rbiemer
Making a camera from scratch

This guy has made a seies of videos about " what it takes to make everything from scratch. His mission is to understand complex manufacturing and production processes that are often taken for...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-23-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,193
Posted By rbiemer
Roger, A bit late to this but, this page might...

Roger,
A bit late to this but, this page might prove useful:

https://www.filterfind.net/35.5.html

About a third of the way down the page is :


Regards,
Rob
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-25-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 2,208
Posted By rbiemer
Just about a year ago, I started shooting 4x5...

Just about a year ago, I started shooting 4x5 film and have been processing at home.
For me, that has meant HP5 and HC-110.
There may well be "better" combinations but I've been pleased with my...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-22-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,045
Posted By rbiemer
A Bessa R and J-8 have been my primary...

A Bessa R and J-8 have been my primary rangefinder set up for quite a long time now. And, as others have reported, any focus issues were not due to the lens.

I did look for a while until I found...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-27-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 498
Posted By rbiemer
Sid, I agree but maybe for slightly different...

Sid,
I agree but maybe for slightly different reasons: I don't think there's enough info to really say whether the four of them have the potential to be cannibalized to get one working one. And the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-27-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 498
Posted By rbiemer
Feast or famine...

As I've been learning large format, one of the "eventually" things has been my plan to get a 4x5 enlarger.

I just recently returned to work after a longer hiatus than I planned and so some stuff has...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-22-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By rbiemer
Well, here in the US, we have our own history of...

Well, here in the US, we have our own history of child laborers and I'd guess that making cameras was a bit easier than mining. Or working in cloth factories.

And learning how to work is kind of a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-22-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By rbiemer
Thank you for the link. I think that article...

Thank you for the link. I think that article confirms what I remember from Princelle and I may have read Mr. Fricke's article long ago when I started my own journey through the FSU camera world....
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-22-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By rbiemer
Question about early FED production

I've been reading the Casual Photophile blog and there was recently a post about the FED 5b camera. Nice overview and a very brief history. See...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-17-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 12,076
Posted By rbiemer
The new site looks good, Oleg! Rob

The new site looks good, Oleg!

Rob
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-15-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,414
Posted By rbiemer
I use a "#9 O-ring" on several of my FSU cameras...

I use a "#9 O-ring" on several of my FSU cameras and the turret viewfinder. Dimensions are listed as "5/8 x 7/16 x 3/32" which means, I think, 5/8" outside diameter, 7/16" inside diameter, and the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-08-2018
Replies: 9,000
Views: 881,470
Posted By rbiemer
OK, I can see how this is going to develop...

OK, I can see how this is going to develop...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-08-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,433
Posted By rbiemer
Two of my cameras fall into that area: I have my...

Two of my cameras fall into that area: I have my grandfather's Arguc C3 and I have a pretty good Pentax Auto 110.
The Argus is definitely about nostalgia--I only use it a couple time a year and every...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-08-2018
Replies: 9,000
Views: 881,470
Posted By rbiemer
We just need to give it enough exposure. Rob

We just need to give it enough exposure.


Rob
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-06-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By rbiemer
I haven't needed a tap as small as that but I did...

I haven't needed a tap as small as that but I did recall that Grainger has some options:
https://www.grainger.com/category/taps-and-tap-sets/threading/machining/ecatalog/N-13wkZ1yza8t5



I used to...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-05-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By rbiemer
Screws

I'm not sure but I think this assortment of small metric machine screws might be useful for those of us who do their own repairs?

See here:...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-04-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2,598
Posted By rbiemer
This sounds like an excellent plan! I figure...

This sounds like an excellent plan!
I figure that when traveling having a camera & lens set up that you know well and that you know work well makes photography while on the trip a bit less...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 05-01-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 991
Posted By rbiemer
The mistake was mine. I found the specific...

The mistake was mine. I found the specific cartridges I need, noted but didn't really read the special offer, paid, and watched the tracking. :)

Rob
Forum: RFF Polls 05-01-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1,415
Posted By rbiemer
Argus Cintar and Sandmar lenses are some I miss....

Argus Cintar and Sandmar lenses are some I miss.
And, Cosina-Voigtlander LTM lenses.

Rob
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 05-01-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 991
Posted By rbiemer
LOTS of photo paper

I needed ink for my "regular" office printer and nobody local carries the correct cartridges anymore.
So, I ordered directly from Canon. Price was decent and they were offering some free 4x6 Photo...
Forum: Off Topic 05-01-2018
Replies: 143
Views: 7,577
Posted By rbiemer
I've been enjoying cheap and cheerful Chinese...

I've been enjoying cheap and cheerful Chinese pens lately. Primarily Wing Sung pens. Haven't been very impressed with the Jin Hao pens I've tried but the Wing Sung brand seems to be more consistently...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-30-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,172
Posted By rbiemer
So, not much original content at the link. I...

So, not much original content at the link.
I might suggest just going directly to the Collection-apperils web site and runng google translate. Then you could make your own list/ranking.

Rob
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-21-2018
Replies: 76
Views: 4,398
Posted By rbiemer
See...

See here:
http://www.ginandtacos.com/2018/04/18/brain-drain/

Rob
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-18-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By rbiemer
That sounds like a very cool trip! And, thank you...

That sounds like a very cool trip!
And, thank you for the further info about the adapters and the person who's making them.

Rob
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-18-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,532
Posted By rbiemer
I believe so. You would need to check with Gerry...

I believe so. You would need to check with Gerry to be certain.

How are you liking it?

Rob
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-18-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 7,327
Posted By rbiemer
Steve, you're welcome! Not sure how much skill is...

Steve, you're welcome! Not sure how much skill is involved: I have a big collection of bookmarks that make searching easier.
There might still be a copy at the yahoo group page but I think you'd...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-18-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,532
Posted By rbiemer
Here in the US, the hot rod guys had a thing...

Here in the US, the hot rod guys had a thing called "blueprinting" an engine. That meant that they would work on an engine not to just get it working but to get to how it was designed. The contention...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-18-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By rbiemer
Yeah, bigger film to smaller camera is always...

Yeah, bigger film to smaller camera is always going to problematic. :)
But 6x14 cm negatives on 120 film sound pretty good to me! I suppose you might want to make some kind of film gate or rails for...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-18-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 7,327
Posted By rbiemer
The Internet Archive is a wonderful thing! There...

The Internet Archive is a wonderful thing!
There is a copy there.

I think this link will work:
https://web.archive.org/web/20070317065408/http://contaxg.com/files/GD2a.pdf

Rob
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-18-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,532
Posted By rbiemer
It was in very good working order, I thought. I...

It was in very good working order, I thought.
I did pass it on but not because there was anything wrong with it. Mostly because I don't appreciate the Kiev/Contax "ergonomics" as much as I once did....
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-18-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By rbiemer
Adapters to use 120 film in older cameras.

Just got an email from the Film Photography Project that they are now selling adapters for 120 film in other cameras:
116, 118, 122, and 616 to 120 Film Adapters.
See this...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-18-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,532
Posted By rbiemer
None of the varied J-12s I have had over the...

None of the varied J-12s I have had over the years would fit my Bessa R cameras. I didn't try any of them on the R2A I had.
My J-12 lenses were mostly earlier than about the mid-70s if my recall is...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 04-15-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By rbiemer
I have and still use one of these and mine has a...

I have and still use one of these and mine has a USB Mini-B 5 pin connection.
Maybe ask if the connection has "sharp" corners?
Rob
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/783/27601955338_93e4199209_c.jpg...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-12-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 994
Posted By rbiemer
Can't argue with this. I do think you are correct...

Can't argue with this.
I do think you are correct in saying it's an enlarger lens.
I do wonder, though, if it is maybe an incomplete lens? Missing an outer barrel of some kind?

Rob
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-12-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 994
Posted By rbiemer
The ELPIK is a supplementary/close up lens...

The ELPIK is a supplementary/close up lens attachment for the 50mm f/3.5 Elmar, I believe.
Not sure what it would do if it were attached to an enlarging lens. Maybe give a larger print size for a...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-10-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1,687
Posted By rbiemer
Add to this that light from the back side of the...

Add to this that light from the back side of the camera usually shows as orange marks (on color film) since the light has to pass through the film base before it strikes the emulsion.

Rob
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-10-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By rbiemer
Thanks for linking that video! It gave me mixed...

Thanks for linking that video!
It gave me mixed feelings while watching it: joy from the obvious enthusiasm of the kids that made this. And a bit of sadness at seeing all the unused capacity in those...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-09-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 9,475
Posted By rbiemer
So Rockwell's image was "a placeholder"? Well,...

So Rockwell's image was "a placeholder"?
Well, in the interest of being... "helpful", I will offer this photo as a placeholder image for anyone who wants to use it as is.

If you need a different...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-06-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 801
Posted By rbiemer
RJ, Thank you for the actual information--as...

RJ,
Thank you for the actual information--as opposed to my sheer speculation!
I had never heard of this particular film before the OP posted his question but for some reason, it intrigued me enough...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-04-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 801
Posted By rbiemer
Cutting to another size seems pretty...

Cutting to another size seems pretty straightforward, but probably fiddly given the size of the roll.
Processing is going to be the challenge, I think?
I found the Agfa data sheet for this film on...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 801
Posted By rbiemer
I don't know anything about this film but I would...

I don't know anything about this film but I would think it would be possible but not exactly easy to cut to size. You'd also need backing paper, maybe reuse paper from other 120 film?
You might be...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-02-2018
Replies: 115
Views: 8,978
Posted By rbiemer
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/802/40478283124_12a...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/802/40478283124_12ae4e9935_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24EVMkb)scenic view seating (https://flic.kr/p/24EVMkb) by rbiemer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rob_biemer/), on...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-31-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,100
Posted By rbiemer
Since I originally posted this question, I have...

Since I originally posted this question, I have taken the consensus her and gone with it.
So, one more in the "use it, it's fine" group. :)

One more tank load to finish developing the last four...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-31-2018
Replies: 5,588
Views: 964,117
Posted By rbiemer
That is a quite handsome and oddly familiar...

That is a quite handsome and oddly familiar combination you've got there.:)

Rob
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-31-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By rbiemer
He's not in the US, but I will still suggest...

He's not in the US, but I will still suggest contacting Oleg at OK Vintage camera.

https://okvintagecamera.com

Rob
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-30-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 966
Posted By rbiemer
Ilford survey 2018

I've not seen this mentioned here at RFf so thought I would.
Ilford wants to know who we film users are.

See here:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ILFORDPhotoSocial2018


Rob
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 03-28-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 5,906
Posted By rbiemer
Glad to see you again, Roger! NOT glad to hear...

Glad to see you again, Roger!
NOT glad to hear about Frances' cancer.
Hoping for a thorough rcovery.

Rob
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-27-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By rbiemer
I wonder if those are an aftermarket add on?...

I wonder if those are an aftermarket add on? Simply fitted over the existing knobs? Simple to make as B-9 mentions and probably helpful with gloves on.

Rob
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-27-2018
Replies: 330
Views: 50,233
Posted By rbiemer
11 years on, and my answer is 2/3 the same. I no...

11 years on, and my answer is 2/3 the same. I no longer have that Bolsey B2 but I do stillhave and use the Zorki and the Elmar.

I do have now a couple of 120 cameras that are older one is a 6x9...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 03-21-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,121
Posted By rbiemer
I have unintentionally done this more often than...

I have unintentionally done this more often than I should have. With out intent, I haven't really got anything I liked from this happening. If then converted to BW, sometimes the photo can be ok.

...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-20-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By rbiemer
Then I expect it to do well on my J-8. :) It is...

Then I expect it to do well on my J-8. :)

It is very nicely made, for certain.

Rob
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-20-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By rbiemer
What camera/lens was this hood for?

Anybody know which lens (or camera?) this hood was intended for? It is marked " Zeiss Ikon Stuttgart 1104 Germany " around the base. It is 40.5mm thread and fits well on my various lenses with...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-20-2018
Replies: 5,588
Views: 964,117
Posted By rbiemer
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4778/40881279012_11...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4778/40881279012_11aab92dc4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25hxeY9)Cameras and coffee (https://flic.kr/p/25hxeY9) by rbiemer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rob_biemer/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-20-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 16,231
Posted By rbiemer
I don't have much of an explanation, how about an...

I don't have much of an explanation, how about an apology? :)
My current avatar is a heavily edited photo of me that I made just around the time I first joined here. Shot with a Kiev 4a and J-8 lens....
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-17-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,026
Posted By rbiemer
I would recommend...

I would recommend this:
http://aki-asahi.com/store/html/no_cut_leather/UncutLeather.php
Well made, relatively inexpensive, and he ships promptly.

I would think that, yes, the join/seam is best done...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-22-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 854
Posted By rbiemer
I have re-washed all my negatives and corrected...

I have re-washed all my negatives and corrected my crib sheet. Of the four shots I processed yesterday, two were woefully over exposed--a photographer problem, the shutter is fine--and the other two...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-21-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 854
Posted By rbiemer
I'm working my way through my first box of this...

I'm working my way through my first box of this film--my first LF negatives as well--so the previous14 or so negs may well have 'em. I haven't done anything to those negs yet since I don't want to...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-21-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 854
Posted By rbiemer
Red face How badly have I treated my negs?

I've been happily developing 4x5 HP5+ in Kodak chemistry, just got done with the latest batch and have realized I have been mixing the photo-flo wrong. I'm using a Stearman daylight tank for four...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 02-20-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,572
Posted By rbiemer
I was just looking at my Agat 18k and thinking...

I was just looking at my Agat 18k and thinking that a new one with better lens coating and made from a better material--either better plastic or aluminium --could be very good. I wonder is Belomo...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 02-11-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 895
Posted By rbiemer
Fresnel for LF? Need some clarity, please!

I've been thinking I want to add a fresnel lens to my focus screen for my 4x5 camera but after reading around the web, I keep seeing conflicting info about this.

My desire is to brighten the...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-26-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 3,431
Posted By rbiemer
It seems to me that casting a replacement would...

It seems to me that casting a replacement would be quicker, potentially easier, and depending on the material, longer lasting. Maybe?


Rob
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-25-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,243
Posted By rbiemer
I will takes notes frame by frame with a new to...

I will takes notes frame by frame with a new to me camera or lens until I'm assured that the camera/lens is functioning correctly, after that I will note really basic info by roll.

This basic info,...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-25-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,904
Posted By rbiemer
I uploaded the two photos I have in this thread...

I uploaded the two photos I have in this thread to my flickr account, left them as "public" and just was checking my email and had a notification that some one favorited one of the photos.
NOT the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-25-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,069
Posted By rbiemer
In my case, I see this most often when it is...

In my case, I see this most often when it is getting to be time to have my eyeglass prescription updated.

Dante Stella's post (#11) about left eye dominance and right handed-ness makes sense to me...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-20-2018
Replies: 2,715
Views: 796,908
Posted By rbiemer
I'd guess it's for triggering flash. Rob

I'd guess it's for triggering flash.

Rob
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-20-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,904
Posted By rbiemer
Bill, There is a astonishingly small chance that...

Bill,
There is a astonishingly small chance that the negative is inside the matte--I do remember doing that once or twice--but I think I'd got over that particularly silly idea by then. And, I don't...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-20-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,904
Posted By rbiemer
Thank you for the suggestions, folks! I have...

Thank you for the suggestions, folks!
I have been reluctant to open the frame and really don't want to replace the print, but it seems I'll have to if I want to fix this.
Xray, I will reach out to...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-20-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 5,307
Posted By rbiemer
Looking at sold listings on ebay, the Stylus zoom...

Looking at sold listings on ebay, the Stylus zoom models are all over tha place for price, the Mju/Epic fixed lens modle seem to be anywhere from 150 and up.
lawnpotter, I don't know if the black...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-19-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 3,910
Posted By rbiemer
True enough! I'm not saying that gender is never...

True enough!
I'm not saying that gender is never a useful or pertinent question, just that I think it tends to be included with out thinking about why.

Rob
Forum: RFF Polls 01-19-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 3,910
Posted By rbiemer
I can't find the link anymore, but several years...

I can't find the link anymore, but several years ago I read a scanned photo magazine from around the time that roll film was being introduced and there was either a column or a letter to the editor...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-18-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 3,910
Posted By rbiemer
Because I don't think very much useful info is...

Because I don't think very much useful info is gained by it.


Rob
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-17-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,676
Posted By rbiemer
https://boingboing.net/2018/01/15/make-your-own-le...

https://boingboing.net/2018/01/15/make-your-own-lesa-hall-st.html

:D

Rob
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-16-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 5,984
Posted By rbiemer
Thank you , Shab, for sharing these with us and...

Thank you , Shab, for sharing these with us and for demonstrating the use of the most important part of a photographer's kit--the heart.

Rob
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-16-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,676
Posted By rbiemer
Funnier than the "excellent" retouching is that...

Funnier than the "excellent" retouching is that the family, apparently, paid for this.
:D

Rob
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2018
Replies: 353
Views: 23,678
Posted By rbiemer
My top 5 in no particular order: Pentax...

My top 5 in no particular order:
Pentax UC-1
Zorki 3m
Bessa R
Minolta Maxxum 7
Arax 60

Rob
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-13-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 2,698
Posted By rbiemer
If you don't want to wait on PONF to get into...

If you don't want to wait on PONF to get into production, you don't have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-13-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 2,698
Posted By rbiemer
Clearly not. Don't know if Leica was the first...

Clearly not. Don't know if Leica was the first but they gave it a shot pretty early:
http://leica.nemeng.com/006f.shtml

Rob
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-07-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,307
Posted By rbiemer
Raid, None of the poll options thrill me too...

Raid,
None of the poll options thrill me too much, honestly. For digital, my phone and the Fuji X20 serve me plenty well.
That said, $3k would be interesting to spend on gear and I think it would be,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-07-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,556
Posted By rbiemer
I take the much simpler approach of using one BW...

I take the much simpler approach of using one BW film and one color film.
So I only need to recall if there is color or BW in any given camera.
Kind of boring, I know, but I also know that, for me,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-01-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By rbiemer
I have the Chrome browser on my Iphone 6 and turn...

I have the Chrome browser on my Iphone 6 and turn my phone to landscape orientation then just come to RFf through the browser. The screen is just big enough for me to see posts well enough to read if...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-01-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,904
Posted By rbiemer
Question Old print degrading--any cure?

Re-visiting one of my earliest posts here at RFf...

22 years ago I gave my parents a print. Lab enlarged and professionally matted and framed.
Until recently this was hanging in an upstairs hallway...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-30-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 862
Posted By rbiemer
I don't have a Hasselblad, so this may not be a...

I don't have a Hasselblad, so this may not be a concern but, I'd be hesitant to use contact cement if the leather needs to be removed to service the back or to access screws or something similar.
I...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-30-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 888
Posted By rbiemer
See...

See here:

http://www.filterfind.net/40.html

I've bought a fair few filters from these folks over the years and been very happy with the prices, condition, and their service.

Alternately, I have...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-25-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,164
Posted By rbiemer
The Leica has kept up with inflation pretty well....

The Leica has kept up with inflation pretty well. The FED cameras not so much.

Rob
Forum: RFF Polls 12-25-2017
Replies: 71
Views: 3,910
Posted By rbiemer
Interesting survey, Jake. I liked not seeing a...

Interesting survey, Jake.
I liked not seeing a question about gender. Someone in my generation would likely have included that without really thinking about it very much.

Rob
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-25-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,164
Posted By rbiemer
Oops. You are correct. I completely misread that...

Oops. You are correct. I completely misread that ad.:o

So it's really $930 vs $1530.
In June of this year I bought a Leica IIIA and Summar. I paid a bit less than twice as much as what these...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-24-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,164
Posted By rbiemer
Cool Post WW2 FSU sales in the US

I was somewhat randomly looking at Pop Photo from the mid- 1940s and came across this ad in the April 1947 issue:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4637/24411435327_2b74273cc2_c.jpg...
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-24-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,807
Posted By rbiemer
:D I agree! This is a positive for us: info from...

:D
I agree!
This is a positive for us: info from a well focused person with a wide view of our shared hobby/passion.


Rob
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-24-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 4,077
Posted By rbiemer
Excellent to read this! Well done, Stephen! And...

Excellent to read this! Well done, Stephen! And thank you, Chris, for your willingness to share your knowledge and passion!

Rob
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-23-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 564
Posted By rbiemer
I thought "TMY-2" is all current production 400...

I thought "TMY-2" is all current production 400 Speed TMAX?
according to wikipedia "In October 2007, Kodak revised the 400-speed film, giving it the name TMY-2 instead of TMY. In the process Kodak...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-22-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 1,537
Posted By rbiemer
My mistake, I mis-read your post and looked at...

My mistake, I mis-read your post and looked at the wrong manual. Mr. Butkus does have a 3.5F manual and that one doesn't say anything about speed/aperture...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-22-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 1,537
Posted By rbiemer
http://www.cameramanuals.org/rolleiflex/rolleiflex...

http://www.cameramanuals.org/rolleiflex/rolleiflex_3_5.pdf

According to that manual, "set the coupling button so that it is diagonal to the marks on the control wheel."

Rob
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-21-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 2,066
Posted By rbiemer
Depending on when you go, rain might not be your...

Depending on when you go, rain might not be your biggest concern in Montana--it can get a bit dusty as well.
As well, there is, of course, wide variability in how much water comes down in the rain...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-21-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 748
Posted By rbiemer
Nikon service for discontinued SLRs?

I'm a bit surprised this hasn't been talked about here--or, perhaps it has and I just missed it?--anyway, apparently Nikon will inspect and adjust our old Nikon SLRs. I google translated the page...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 3,216
Posted By rbiemer
“Two factors thus emerge as requisites of success...

“Two factors thus emerge as requisites of success in the field of creative photography. First, the subject must be photogenic. Second, its re-creation in a photograph must be based upon technical...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-14-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 14,287
Posted By rbiemer
Or, maybe, if you don't like what you read make a...

Or, maybe, if you don't like what you read make a cogent argument about why. Sort of like, I dunno, having a discussion.

Rob
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-14-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 14,287
Posted By rbiemer
Nicely put! Rob

Nicely put!

Rob
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-14-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,068
Posted By rbiemer
Ko.Fe. You might find this thread...

Ko.Fe.
You might find this thread interesting:
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32552

Gordon started from a bit different place but the ensuing discussion and photos should...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-13-2017
Replies: 5,588
Views: 964,117
Posted By rbiemer
Nice ink! Rob

Nice ink!

Rob
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-07-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,270
Posted By rbiemer
UBI discussed in a short-ish video. Their sources...

UBI discussed in a short-ish video. Their sources are in the description.

https://youtu.be/kl39KHS07Xc


Rob
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-04-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,100
Posted By rbiemer
OK, thanks! It's been a very long time since I...

OK, thanks! It's been a very long time since I last processed my own film--in highschool before 1978 and we probably were using D-76--and I'm a chef by trade so any food stuff that starts to look...
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