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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-20-2006
Replies: 106
Views: 3,857
Posted By louis
Reminds me of the Compur shutter on my...

Reminds me of the Compur shutter on my Voigtlander Prominent!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-15-2006
Replies: 85
Views: 3,511
Posted By louis
To follow-up with my previous comments, Even...

To follow-up with my previous comments, Even Leica tried to make an SLR. Ironically, they ignored the Nikon F and came out with the instantly obsolete Leicaflex.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-15-2006
Replies: 85
Views: 3,511
Posted By louis
All true. And yet, Canon & Nikon tried mightily...

All true. And yet, Canon & Nikon tried mightily with their excellent rangefinders in the early 1960s simultaneously with their SLRs, and SLRs won out.

Canon even brought out an SLR that overcame...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-15-2006
Replies: 85
Views: 3,511
Posted By louis
Despite the advantages of rangefinders to pros;...

Despite the advantages of rangefinders to pros; easy to focus on dim light, no mirror blackout, quiet shutter, etc, SLRs overcame each one til there wasn't that much of an advantage to using a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-15-2006
Replies: 85
Views: 3,511
Posted By louis
The market dissagrees with you. The viewfinder...

The market dissagrees with you. The viewfinder image is critically important. You only need the central split image for critical focus, but all SLRs since the early 1960s have had the ability for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-15-2006
Replies: 85
Views: 3,511
Posted By louis
It's about bokeh

The image through an SLR is more beautiful than the image in a rangefinder, because it shows you the out of focus area (bokeh) exactly as you'll see it on the finished picture. You can't see the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-13-2006
Replies: 106
Views: 6,478
Posted By louis
Rangefinder Stereo Cameras

For those of you who want to try a different way of rangefinder photography, I reccommend a rangefinder focusing 35mm stereo camera.
If you're sick of hearing about German, Russian or Japanese...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-08-2006
Replies: 32
Views: 4,926
Posted By louis
I worked in a camera store when the Canonet G111...

I worked in a camera store when the Canonet G111 was new, and it sold then for about $95. It has a good lens, good rangefinder, but it's to big and heavy for a camera with one non-interchangeable...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-28-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 689
Posted By louis
Voigtlander Prominent

I collect cameras as well as take pictures with them. I noticed that the 50mm f1.5 Nokton on my Prominent has 14 blades on the aperture diaphragm.

The 50mm f1.4 on my OM1n has 8.

The 50mm f1.4 on...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-28-2006
Replies: 69
Views: 3,065
Posted By louis
Olympus OM1

By the way, when checking out Olympus equipment on ebay, I'd vote for the 50mm f1.4 for low light, 35mm f2.8 (tiny, tiny lens) 28mm either f3.5 or f2.8 and the 75-150 f4 zoom, also light & small. ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-27-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 862
Posted By louis
My first 35mm, the Minolta Hi-Matic 7s. Also,...

My first 35mm, the Minolta Hi-Matic 7s. Also, the Konica Auto S-2.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-27-2006
Replies: 69
Views: 3,065
Posted By louis
I started with Minolta SRT 102, then bought an...

I started with Minolta SRT 102, then bought an Olympus OM1n in 1986 for it's small size & weight for biking & backpacking. I recently bought a second Om1n body and more OM lenses 'cause they're...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-22-2006
Replies: 85
Views: 4,119
Posted By louis
Voigtlander Prominent

I nominate the Voigtlander Prominent. It is a lovely looking rangefinder, especially
with the 50mm 1.5 Nockton. It was built to compete with the Leica & Contax rangefinders. In terms of build...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-16-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 1,899
Posted By louis
Best Russian RF; Kiev or Zorki?

I've seen and handled various models of both Kiev & Zorki. I like the Kiev because it is a more faithful copy of the Contax than the Zorki is of the Leica, and I swear that some of the Kiev's I've...
Forum: Other RF 02-15-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 802
Posted By louis
If it's the Hi-Matic 7S, then that was my first...

If it's the Hi-Matic 7S, then that was my first 35mm camera. It was a good camera, similar to the Konica Auto S2 or the Canonet GII7 It takes 55mm thread filters which are easily available. My...
Forum: Other RF 02-15-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,566
Posted By louis
I have an XA & XA2 both with A11 flash. The XA...

I have an XA & XA2 both with A11 flash. The XA is the best candid-street camera I've seen. The 35mm lens is a more useful focal length than the 40-50mm usually found on single focal length...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-14-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 3,545
Posted By louis
The Colorist I had no rangefinder; the Colorist...

The Colorist I had no rangefinder; the Colorist II had a rangefinder. the Stereo Vivid only had shutter speeds up to 1/100 and was difficult to synch with electronic flash. Non of the Bell &...
Forum: Other RF 02-14-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,545
Posted By louis
I would only use expired films to test cameras...

I would only use expired films to test cameras and lenses or if it was a film size no longer made. I have some ancient 616 Verichrome pan which was discontinued in 1971! It's been kept frozen since...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-14-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 3,545
Posted By louis
There was an East German stereo camera made by...

There was an East German stereo camera made by Belca called the Belplasca which had twin 40mm tessars. It was a scale focusing, not rangefinder camera. It is a fine stereo camera, somewhat...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-14-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 1,148
Posted By louis
I still shoot lots of 35mm slide film in stereo...

I still shoot lots of 35mm slide film in stereo cameras mainly because there are no stereo digital cameras available except where someone physically joins two together.

Also stereo photographs are...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-14-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 3,545
Posted By louis
Stereo Cameras

I am an avid stereographer. I have the Fed camera pictured above. I takes pretty decent stereo pictures but it doesn't have a rangefinder. The build quality is not up to the standards of an older...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-14-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 4,758
Posted By louis
Yes, the OM1 has a mirror lock-up. It is almost...

Yes, the OM1 has a mirror lock-up. It is almost the perfect SLR, small, light body & small lenses, bright viewfinder. Unfortunately it has no shutter/aperture info in the viewfinder, just the match...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-13-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 4,758
Posted By louis
I wish that Voigtlander had replaced the...

I wish that Voigtlander had replaced the mechanical self-timer on the Bessa R with a more reliable electronic one when they brought out the Bessa R3 with it's electronic shutter.

I like the look &...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-13-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 4,758
Posted By louis
Bessa R vs R2 or R3

I am new to this forum so please forgive me if this has been discussed before.

Is there a reason why rangefinder lines like the Leica M series or the Bessa R series leave out the self-timer in their...
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