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Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-11-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,792
Posted By ronw
Craig, Dude, you are so the man! Got the plates...

Craig,
Dude, you are so the man! Got the plates in the mail and that is exactly what I needed. Passing the second one on to a friend with a 7 as well. Cheers!
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-30-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,792
Posted By ronw
Craig, thanks man for all the info. no issue...

Craig,
thanks man for all the info. no issue utilizing the dremel to allow cable release functionality!
I did a quick search for B53 plate which doesnt look to be a current production itemt and...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-29-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,792
Posted By ronw
Mamiya 7 7ii with a Really Right Stuff plate

New to the Mamiya 7ii and looking for an L bracket to use to mount to my RRS head. The RRS site documents their generic plate fits on the 7 7ii but unclear if one can still change film with it on. ...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-22-2015
Replies: 1,345
Views: 397,280
Posted By ronw
Agreed!!!!

Agreed!!!!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-22-2015
Replies: 1,345
Views: 397,280
Posted By ronw
a favorite drive up to tahoe earlier this month. ...

a favorite drive up to tahoe earlier this month. last roll from a 20 y/o expired 100' roll tmax 400. sadly the lens up for sale :(...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-02-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 7,298
Posted By ronw
i just picked one of those metal vf as well last...

i just picked one of those metal vf as well last week. be careful, i ended up having to put a shin shim about 0.012" under it to keep it tight since it fell off my m3. luckily it fell into the bag...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-02-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 7,298
Posted By ronw
a little iiif to keep the M company ;) actually...

a little iiif to keep the M company ;) actually just got a 21 SA recently and is perfect on the m3 since I cant meter with it on the mp anyway.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 3,094
Posted By ronw
I believe that refers to shooting Acros 100 in...

I believe that refers to shooting Acros 100 in Diafine 5 min in developer A and 5 min in developer B. In Diafine, the side of the box gives recommended EI ratings for selected films and recommends...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-18-2015
Replies: 1,097
Views: 238,656
Posted By ronw
Yan cool shot! hope you had a good place to stow...

Yan cool shot! hope you had a good place to stow it away so it didnt get loose and under the brake pedal ;)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-18-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 783
Posted By ronw
that looked like a pretty good haul of parts for...

that looked like a pretty good haul of parts for the price. after tearing into my iiif, funny how many of those parts actually look familiar to me now heh.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-17-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,366
Posted By ronw
Thanks for the info. I just contact Don at DAG...

Thanks for the info. I just contact Don at DAG and he can pop it off and back on after the paint for a reasonable price.

Been using my IIIf RD-ST and as I said, this was essentially given to me...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-17-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,366
Posted By ronw
Thanks Erik. I need to check it out. got...

Thanks Erik. I need to check it out.

got everything torn down and the top plate off. The sink dial is a bit of a stumper, looks like it should have a retaining ring but dont see one. time to...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-17-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,366
Posted By ronw
Never mind. I reinstalled the set screw but...

Never mind. I reinstalled the set screw but loose and that served to capture the calor to unscrew.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-17-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,366
Posted By ronw
IIIf tear down

I picked up a IIIf for next to nothing since it wasn't functioning. I know it needs a curtain replacement but decided to check out the internals to see its condition. Additionally, I'm going to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-11-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,065
Posted By ronw
hey mabelsound. i think you might be overthinking...

hey mabelsound. i think you might be overthinking this.
I open the loader and orient things in the bag for simplicity.
zip everything up
open the box/can and remove roll
idenify the tapped end and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-25-2015
Replies: 2,135
Views: 602,674
Posted By ronw
Thanks man, really enjoying it. Yep, got VC 35mm...

Thanks man, really enjoying it. Yep, got VC 35mm VF ordered and should be here today but was too excited to wait so just using my imagination to frame :D I love how i can just pop it in my pick and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-24-2015
Replies: 2,135
Views: 602,674
Posted By ronw
New to forum but I've been lurking and drooling...

New to forum but I've been lurking and drooling for some time! Finally succumbed to GAS and Gabor was no help..."its a Barnack, they are too small to count." :D Just got the body and lens back from...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-20-2015
Replies: 102
Views: 22,318
Posted By ronw
Got my 'beater' M3 back from Youxin today and oh...

Got my 'beater' M3 back from Youxin today and oh man, its night and day! Fast service, great communication, reasonable price and oh did I mention fast... It is buttery smooth. IIIf RD-ST awaiting...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-19-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,012
Posted By ronw
Hey guys, Another member is hookin me up with...

Hey guys,
Another member is hookin me up with one that is essentially new for a decent price.

Many thanks
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-19-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,012
Posted By ronw
That actually is a fantastic idea. then I'd have...

That actually is a fantastic idea. then I'd have a III to dismantle to see how it works if i ever wanted to!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-19-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,012
Posted By ronw
Thanks for the reply. You are correct, M2/3...

Thanks for the reply. You are correct, M2/3 spools are too long from what I've read that too. Youxin doesn't have one either. A fellow rff has contacted me so fingers crossed it works out! still...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-19-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,012
Posted By ronw
IIIf take up spool

Hey guys,
First time post here, just picked up a IIIf in relatively good condition but needed work (replace curtain, replace vulcanite and cla) but otherwise nice. Mr Ye has it currently to work his...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-09-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 10,418
Posted By ronw
Anyone have a digital version of the Service...

Anyone have a digital version of the Service Manual to is on ebay for $20?

Looking for a little night time reading to help my insomia ;)

Thanks
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-09-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 5,969
Posted By ronw
no problem lem. it sure seams as though it was...

no problem lem. it sure seams as though it was designed for it.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-08-2015
Replies: 1,345
Views: 397,280
Posted By ronw
great shot matt! the foot prints look luminescent

great shot matt! the foot prints look luminescent
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-08-2015
Replies: 1,345
Views: 397,280
Posted By ronw
My initial contribution to the thread. First...

My initial contribution to the thread. First roll with my new to me 21 SA. acros 100 in xtol

https://40.media.tumblr.com/6af101937848d44aa28e3c58022d3418/tumblr_nplzfw529e1qefbk9o1_1280.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-07-2015
Replies: 933
Views: 227,821
Posted By ronw
thought id join in the fun since my 2.8e is just...

thought id join in the fun since my 2.8e is just back from fleenor :D. shot on pan f+ and souped in xtol...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-07-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 5,969
Posted By ronw
just found this interesting article on modifying...

just found this interesting article on modifying the SA to work with M6/MP.
http://jumboprawn.net/jesse/cams/angulon_mod.html

not sure i have the balls to do this or even have someone do it to the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-07-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 5,969
Posted By ronw
hey lem, thanks again for this wonderful...

hey lem,
thanks again for this wonderful lens.

no rattling at all, it fits perfectly! just have to be careful to note that there is no retention of the filter from the back side so when you take...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-07-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 5,969
Posted By ronw
Just acquired a 21mm and in my search for a...

Just acquired a 21mm and in my search for a filter and stumbled on this thread. Good info on the series 7 filter fitment. I happened to have one on a 135mm Elmarit I got cheap (which i almost never...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-07-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 8,232
Posted By ronw
wow, i think i just filled my next few weekend...

wow, i think i just filled my next few weekend mornings with tumblr feeds to check out! some very talented members here!

i'm on tumblr as well. i like how simple and clean it is, it's search...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-03-2015
Replies: 1,345
Views: 397,280
Posted By ronw
yes, very nice image Lem!

yes, very nice image Lem!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-25-2015
Replies: 488
Views: 128,202
Posted By ronw
all the other 100' rolls still looked worth...

all the other 100' rolls still looked worth while, even tmax100, delta400 and hp5 but it will be a no go on tmax400. f-it, just get 1000' XX and load to the hearts content :D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-25-2015
Replies: 488
Views: 128,202
Posted By ronw
returning back to film and been loving acros 100....

returning back to film and been loving acros 100. looking for faster 400 speed film yet still with decent grain control and looking to try tmax400 based on some of the results ive seen. i looked up...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-08-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 2,453
Posted By ronw
i was using ilford fp4+ with dx code and the...

i was using ilford fp4+ with dx code and the pakon was spot on for the framing. since have started scanning tri-x and was <50/50 for getting the framing right. the above however is 100% with tri-x...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-01-2014
Replies: 269
Views: 58,347
Posted By ronw
Android, I set the bw to cool after the scan and...

Android, I set the bw to cool after the scan and before the save. look to the lower buttons on the PSI window titled "More Options" iirc. it should be there.

Balto, I do have ps and will play...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-30-2014
Replies: 269
Views: 58,347
Posted By ronw
you guys are awesome, unchecked the SAVE AS RAW,...

you guys are awesome, unchecked the SAVE AS RAW, unchecked the Digital Ice (since the silver doesnt work with the infra red i guess) and changed the neck to cool and every thing is perfect. its a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-29-2014
Replies: 269
Views: 58,347
Posted By ronw
I'll check on those settings when I get home...

I'll check on those settings when I get home tonight.
My last bw scans i did yesterday looked a little soft. I will rescan scan then with my flat bed for comparison since I also change form D76...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-29-2014
Replies: 269
Views: 58,347
Posted By ronw
Awesome! I think I had checked that thinking Raw...

Awesome! I think I had checked that thinking Raw means better but I guess they just mean, it will leave it the raw negative and I flip it myself vs its software.

Any recommendation of saving the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-29-2014
Replies: 269
Views: 58,347
Posted By ronw
Dean, No worries, I hope it helps. When I look...

Dean,
No worries, I hope it helps.

When I look in my PSI About tab it says v3. but when i select C41/BW it scans and desplays the thumbnails as a Positive image but when it saves, its color file...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-28-2014
Replies: 269
Views: 58,347
Posted By ronw
Just picked one of these f135+ units up from...

Just picked one of these f135+ units up from AAAimaging and I must say, impressive. I'm new to the film to digital work flow but have been using an epson flatbed scanner and a recent image I scanned...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-30-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 8,089
Posted By ronw
thanks dan, yes, search is always good friend. ...

thanks dan, yes, search is always good friend. wasnt able to find a single step solution so found just went bay 3 to 43 then 43 to 46. will be nice if i can still fit the hood
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-30-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 8,089
Posted By ronw
Not sure if i should start a new thread or not...

Not sure if i should start a new thread or not but still pertains to my barn find.

I have several 46mm B+W filters on use on my 50 summilux but specifically a 3 stop nd and a Light Red filter. Is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-28-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,183
Posted By ronw
thanks to all for the warm greetings and info. ...

thanks to all for the warm greetings and info. just to report back, seawood nor keeble would do it but I called Mr. Ye and he was extremely helpful and educated me on how the cam worked with the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-28-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,183
Posted By ronw
called 3 places locally bay area and surprisingly...

called 3 places locally bay area and surprisingly no one knows about this despite "doing this for 50 years" so i guess local may not be possible.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-28-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,183
Posted By ronw
Thanks gentlemen, that is good to know and I will...

Thanks gentlemen, that is good to know and I will look into someone hopefully local who can make this modification. leaving on trip to Glacier in 1 week but I doubt i'll need close focus there ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-28-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,183
Posted By ronw
M3 focusing issue

Greetings,
I've been shooting with a fantastic M9 with a 50 summilux and 35 summicron for a few months and just love it. Loved it so much I decided to start shooting film again and found a nice...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-25-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 8,089
Posted By ronw
Thanks guys. Im really enjoying shoot with it. ...

Thanks guys. Im really enjoying shoot with it. About to leave in a week for a road trip with the family to Glacier to see/photograph them before theyre gone. Hard finding the right time to part...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-24-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 8,089
Posted By ronw
Developed FP4 in D76 stock. scanned on a freebie...

Developed FP4 in D76 stock. scanned on a freebie Epson 2450 flatbed...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-14-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 8,089
Posted By ronw
Had some 1/8 plastic sheet that had a texture to...

Had some 1/8 plastic sheet that had a texture to one side. Used a 1.5" hole saw on drill press and a file to bring it to size and pressed it in for an interface fit without glue.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-12-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 8,089
Posted By ronw
Dan, Just to add a datapoint, you were correct. ...

Dan,
Just to add a datapoint, you were correct. small slot head screw on the bottom. That screw only backs out so far (~7-8 full revolutions) and is captured. The meter then rotates counter or anti...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-11-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 8,089
Posted By ronw
thanks mike, i'm NEVER this lucky either but...

thanks mike, i'm NEVER this lucky either but sometimes it shines on me




Dan, that looks awesome, thanks for posting. the will slim her down for my small bag too.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-11-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 8,089
Posted By ronw
Outstanding! I'll give it a try, I have some...

Outstanding! I'll give it a try, I have some leather left over after garage queen of a car was restored so that will be perfect over some acrylic.
Would you mind snapping a pic, I mean artfully...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-11-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 8,089
Posted By ronw
Dan, Since my meter is not functioning nor do...

Dan,
Since my meter is not functioning nor do really need it, how would one remove it and does something need to be swapped on to seal the end of the focus knob? any links would be welcomed. ...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-10-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 8,089
Posted By ronw
Dan, Thanks for the info. I'm a very DIY kinda...

Dan,
Thanks for the info. I'm a very DIY kinda guy but that sounds way out of my league. It's family so it'll get the overhaul but she's in rotation for the time being so I'll keep her 1/30s and...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-10-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 8,089
Posted By ronw
Thanks for the welcome! Interesting you said...

Thanks for the welcome!

Interesting you said that, I tried that method yesterday with my Gordy wrist strap (on the left hand) and it seemed to feel natural to pull it out of the bag and stow. It...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-07-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 8,089
Posted By ronw
yep, that's the plan, pocket with rolls of fp4...

yep, that's the plan, pocket with rolls of fp4 and spare battery and my iphone incase i just get lost and just meter with it.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-07-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 8,089
Posted By ronw
great ideas again guys! for simplicity i'll shoot...

great ideas again guys!
for simplicity i'll shoot the m9 50mm with 3stop ND filter @160 iso and this should end up giving me the same shutter speed as the rollei 125 iso with f/2.8 then all i have...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-07-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 8,089
Posted By ronw
Thank leicapixie. Sadly I should slow down some,...

Thank leicapixie.

Sadly I should slow down some, no sd card slot, a good think. I picked up an inexpensive lens hood off of Amazon, Foto something, and am surprised at is fit and finish. Perhaps...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-06-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 8,089
Posted By ronw
No worries man and thanks!

No worries man and thanks!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-06-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 8,089
Posted By ronw
Mooge, That car looks like the business, can you...

Mooge,
That car looks like the business, can you say AERO! Saw your site and love that project your class/school is campaigning. Great photos.


Well, I climbed into the attic and found my old...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-06-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 8,089
Posted By ronw
Man, you guys are awesome, great idea on the...

Man, you guys are awesome, great idea on the wrist strap. I have a gordy around someone in the house on my old canon g9.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-06-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 8,089
Posted By ronw
Ha, thats quit the set up! Ive got my...

Ha, thats quit the set up! Ive got my every-day-carry bag (crumpler 4 million dollar home) that i have the M9 with 50 lux/35 cron in and i got a small camera bag the Rollie can fit it that i can...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-06-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 8,089
Posted By ronw
Thx. Never shot with one before, but I'm liking...

Thx. Never shot with one before, but I'm liking it. I've read where folks have upgraded to a Maxwell screen so that may be in the cards at some point.

I reorganized my post above cuz I asked the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-06-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 8,089
Posted By ronw
Barn find

Greetings. New member and lurking thru M9 and film sections as well as the TLR section of the forum. Was visiting a grandparent and helping clean out their storage area and came across this little...
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