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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-25-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,542
Posted By George S.
I would imagine you could paint only the bottom...

I would imagine you could paint only the bottom of the caps all you want, just don't get paint on the threads or the inside of the cap.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-12-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 3,659
Posted By George S.
It is a good deal. The 50 1.4 alone has sold for...

It is a good deal. The 50 1.4 alone has sold for $50-$90 on ebay.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-06-2010
Replies: 54
Views: 4,387
Posted By George S.
What?! No way in [email protected] is the build quality that...

What?! No way in [email protected] is the build quality that close. Press your finger on the middle of the ZI's back. That's all you'll need to see ( and feel ). I've owned/own Leicas, ZI, Bessas, Zorkis,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-05-2010
Replies: 54
Views: 4,387
Posted By George S.
Hi Jason. I can tell you that there is life after...

Hi Jason. I can tell you that there is life after RFs. I recently sold my Leicas and a few lenses for extra cash and went back to the Olympus OM system that I used for many years but had previously...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-26-2010
Replies: 156
Views: 8,702
Posted By George S.
Agree with Chris 100% Perhaps it should also be...

Agree with Chris 100%

Perhaps it should also be mentioned that this is a privately run website and the owner can place any restrictions that he wants to and no one has any unalienable right to post...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-25-2010
Replies: 3,749
Views: 712,912
Posted By George S.
Need? What's need got to do with it? ;)

Need? What's need got to do with it? ;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-25-2010
Replies: 3,749
Views: 712,912
Posted By George S.
Chris I hope you're not confusing prices of the...

Chris I hope you're not confusing prices of the -3T and the regular 3. The -3 is actually reasonably priced, IMO. The last one on ebay described as perfectly working with just a few normal cosmetic...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-20-2010
Replies: 3,749
Views: 712,912
Posted By George S.
Pardon the simple question... but you did reset...

Pardon the simple question... but you did reset the ISO back to "no compensation" before the new test, right?

If so, then the first set of batteries were not quite up to snuff.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-19-2010
Replies: 124
Views: 6,995
Posted By George S.
Well, I'M having fun! And how about that natural...

Well, I'M having fun! And how about that natural camouflage!
At the Jersey shore, a place where snow usually doesn't hang around long, except this year!
OM-2S, Zuiko 35-70 3.5-4.5 at f22 CVS 400...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-14-2010
Replies: 3,749
Views: 712,912
Posted By George S.
Bwaaaha-ha-ha! Or so you THINK! ;)

Bwaaaha-ha-ha! Or so you THINK! ;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-11-2010
Replies: 3,749
Views: 712,912
Posted By George S.
That sounds strange to me, that 21 would work for...

That sounds strange to me, that 21 would work for you when 24 didn't. My struggles with the 24 kept me from even attempting to use a 21. I certainly haven't thrown in the towel with regard to the...
Forum: Yashica RF 02-11-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,117
Posted By George S.
Quick size comparison... L-R... Photo 1......

Quick size comparison...

L-R... Photo 1... Electro 35 FC (40mm f2.8) Electro 35 GSN (45mm f1.7) Electro 35 CC (35mm f1.8)

Photo2... L-R...CC, GSN and FC

The CC is a bit smaller (width and...
Forum: Yashica RF 02-11-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,117
Posted By George S.
Wow. Nice grab. I don't know what they 'normally'...

Wow. Nice grab. I don't know what they 'normally' sell for nowadays, but a couple of years ago they seemed to command $150- $200! -due to rarity I assume.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-10-2010
Replies: 3,749
Views: 712,912
Posted By George S.
In the past I've also thought I could handle the...

In the past I've also thought I could handle the 24mm focal length fine until I got the prints back. Horizontal lines are sometimes rendered not pretty.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-09-2010
Replies: 3,749
Views: 712,912
Posted By George S.
AHA! Now we're getting somewhere....:bang:

AHA! Now we're getting somewhere....:bang:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-06-2010
Replies: 3,749
Views: 712,912
Posted By George S.
Oh Jeez, I sure am a Zuikoholic and a third-party...

Oh Jeez, I sure am a Zuikoholic and a third-party 'holic too, it seems!
In addition to more than a few Zuiko primes, I already have the Olympus 35-105, Tokina 35-135, and the Tokina 28-85.... I have...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-06-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,510
Posted By George S.
You did push it too far without a CLA. If you had...

You did push it too far without a CLA. If you had a second body you would still be able to shoot. They're not that expensive after all. Buy another one to use while yours is in the repair shop....
Forum: RFF Polls 02-06-2010
Replies: 414
Views: 17,211
Posted By George S.
Even my dentists small practice has had a digital...

Even my dentists small practice has had a digital laptop system for several years. Hospitals probably a decade ago.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-04-2010
Replies: 3,749
Views: 712,912
Posted By George S.
Right jesse, I should have typed that...

Right jesse, I should have typed that differently. (not +/- 10%) Thank you. Same corrected.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-04-2010
Replies: 3,749
Views: 712,912
Posted By George S.
I agree with Keith. There are differences not...

I agree with Keith. There are differences not only between different manufacturers but there are differences between samples of the same lens by a manufacturer. I've always heard that all lenses are...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-03-2010
Replies: 3,749
Views: 712,912
Posted By George S.
Facts from a few fleabay auctions. I don't think...

Facts from a few fleabay auctions. I don't think so.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-03-2010
Replies: 3,749
Views: 712,912
Posted By George S.
Don't automatically group me like that or assume...

Don't automatically group me like that or assume your view is wider than mine. I assure you it is not.
Also, ebay is the worst possible place for you to draw any conclusions from. there are way too...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-02-2010
Replies: 3,749
Views: 712,912
Posted By George S.
I don't know where you're getting your...

I don't know where you're getting your (mis)information from, but quite a few people have already commented here that their own experience does not support your claims with regard to Zuikos and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-02-2010
Replies: 3,749
Views: 712,912
Posted By George S.
Not better than original b/c there is no original...

Not better than original b/c there is no original offered, but I feel worth a look are the Vivitar Series 1 28-90 and the Tokina 24-40 zooms.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-02-2010
Replies: 3,749
Views: 712,912
Posted By George S.
Andy, I can't say enough good things about the...

Andy, I can't say enough good things about the 85/2 and others will also point out the merits of the 90/2 Macro and the 100/2.... 50/1.4 50/1.2 and 55/1.2 are also excellent.... Don't ignore the...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-31-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 6,265
Posted By George S.
Not singling anyone out personally, but all this...

Not singling anyone out personally, but all this posting about what "I" do with regard to paypal, ebay, money orders, etc has nothing to do with the original question.

Something made the OP's hair...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-24-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2,401
Posted By George S.
Yes, for $500 it's a worthwhile gamble. I was...

Yes, for $500 it's a worthwhile gamble. I was going to post that in addition to the Contax T, the Nikon 35Ti or 28Ti is a more reasonable alternative at around $250-$300.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-23-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 9,591
Posted By George S.
Neither did I when I was 44....:eek:

Neither did I when I was 44....:eek:
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-20-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 4,927
Posted By George S.
Exactly what xayraa33 said. As LTM cameras go,...

Exactly what xayraa33 said. As LTM cameras go, it's nice, but you're still looking thru a tiny peephole. Nothing close to an M4.
Forum: Other RF 01-20-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 7,209
Posted By George S.
Vince, I'd respectfully disagree. Robots ARE...

Vince, I'd respectfully disagree. Robots ARE quite rare, both here in the US and in Europe. You can't go by what you see available on ebay because if you pay close attention over say, a one or two...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-19-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 9,591
Posted By George S.
SR44's are the better choice. As already stated,...

SR44's are the better choice. As already stated, LR44's can test "GOOD" in-camera, but once you start shooting and put a real-world load on them, they become useless.
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-16-2010
Replies: 87
Views: 16,133
Posted By George S.
Two thoughts/questions... If flying exposes you...

Two thoughts/questions...

If flying exposes you to more radiation than these lenses do,
a: shouldn't airline pilots and flight attendants be dying early deaths from cancers? I don't see that.
and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-05-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 2,274
Posted By George S.
Some accounts say 1/3 of all New car dealerships...

Some accounts say 1/3 of all New car dealerships in the US will be closed by sometime in 2011.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2010
Replies: 114
Views: 8,381
Posted By George S.
Huh? Did I miss something/

Huh? Did I miss something/
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2010
Replies: 114
Views: 8,381
Posted By George S.
One of the most asked questions... "Was I wrong...

One of the most asked questions...

"Was I wrong to keep my patient waiting in my dental office waiting room for a half hour while I dusted and fondled my M9?"
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2010
Replies: 114
Views: 8,381
Posted By George S.
My buddy said he got a leica for his wife. I...

My buddy said he got a leica for his wife. I said: "Nice trade!"
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,318
Posted By George S.
I would try manually setting the ISO to widely...

I would try manually setting the ISO to widely different values and see if the shutter speeds change. Maybe you could tell if it was a shutter problem or just a DX reading issue, there have been many...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,318
Posted By George S.
Just a basic question... you are testing it in...

Just a basic question... you are testing it in manual mode with the DX code set manually also, correct?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-02-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 2,439
Posted By George S.
I have nothing against Freestyle, Adorama or B&H,...

I have nothing against Freestyle, Adorama or B&H, and have used all of them over the years and have been satisfied.

But I'll use JUSTFILMSF first from now on since it's a one or two person operation...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-01-2010
Replies: 157
Views: 214,546
Posted By George S.
What about still printing the T-shirts with Al's...

What about still printing the T-shirts with Al's picture on them and under the photo put
something like:
"Our Friend
In Memoriam"
I would like something like that to...
Forum: Olympus RF 01-01-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 3,466
Posted By George S.
If you said the shot of the Dome Cafe's counter...

If you said the shot of the Dome Cafe's counter was taken with a Leica lens I would have believed it. It has a beautiful look to it. Very sharp but also pleasing. ( But I've been hooked on Zuikos for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-01-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 2,439
Posted By George S.
For 35mm or 120 you can't beat the personal...

For 35mm or 120 you can't beat the personal service from www.JUSTFILMSF.com ( San Francisco, USA)
Especially if you are traveling around and may need it quickly. They're on the west coast and I'm on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-01-2010
Replies: 3,749
Views: 712,912
Posted By George S.
Very well said, Bill. I believe you've stated...

Very well said, Bill. I believe you've stated Olympus' business model ever since the days in the 70s where it became apparent to them that they didn't have the financials to take on Nikon and Canon,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-30-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,092
Posted By George S.
I smell something fishy. If a company such as the...

I smell something fishy. If a company such as the cruise line contracted with Leica to make a few dozen special units, wouldn't you think they'd ask that their logo be put on the top plate?
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,064
Posted By George S.
Fascinating. Thanks for the link.

Fascinating. Thanks for the link.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-26-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 5,224
Posted By George S.
I'm aware that there are many technical (...

I'm aware that there are many technical ( in-camera image processing software, etc) as well as subjective variables involved, ( I've seen 2.1 MP cameras that beat out some other 5 or 6 MP ones) and I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-25-2009
Replies: 60
Views: 9,582
Posted By George S.
This is getting ridiculous. I see mostly hazy...

This is getting ridiculous. I see mostly hazy shots taken by unsharp lenses. Most of these are definitely not examples of the "Leica glow". Where's the "pop", the separation of the subject from the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-21-2009
Replies: 3,749
Views: 712,912
Posted By George S.
Buy both and eat soup and macaroni and cheese for...

Buy both and eat soup and macaroni and cheese for the next month and a half!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-19-2009
Replies: 3,749
Views: 712,912
Posted By George S.
Agree, Bill. If they made one I'd probably buy it...

Agree, Bill. If they made one I'd probably buy it too.

The problems with just making a digital back to slap onto an existing film body are many. The OMs being so slim already, where would you put...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-19-2009
Replies: 3,749
Views: 712,912
Posted By George S.
This thread is fast approaching its 500th post!...

This thread is fast approaching its 500th post! Go Zuiks! ;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-18-2009
Replies: 3,749
Views: 712,912
Posted By George S.
Jesse, Apologies if you already know this, but I...

Jesse,
Apologies if you already know this, but I believe you have to take careful note of the ball's and the whatchamacallit thing that the ball rides against's position when you disassemble.... and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-17-2009
Replies: 3,749
Views: 712,912
Posted By George S.
I think much too much is being made of what brand...

I think much too much is being made of what brand is "fungus prone". Fungus is entirely a product of how the lens is stored and under what conditions. Since we're talking manual gear that we've seen...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-15-2009
Replies: 56
Views: 4,930
Posted By George S.
Your answer depends on a lot of factors. The...

Your answer depends on a lot of factors. The answer will be different depending if the person is a professional, and also dependent on economic considerations as well as personal likes and dislikes....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-15-2009
Replies: 56
Views: 4,930
Posted By George S.
The OP didn't cite any law against both, and most...

The OP didn't cite any law against both, and most of the responders have also said they use both. Chill.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-15-2009
Replies: 117
Views: 16,237
Posted By George S.
Raid, I sent someone out of state several lenses...

Raid,
I sent someone out of state several lenses to try out and then pick one or two, pay me, and then send the others back. This was a person active on an internet site with whom I had spoken with...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-15-2009
Replies: 117
Views: 16,237
Posted By George S.
The bank has got to be the best spot to get a...

The bank has got to be the best spot to get a handle on who the person is. Good luck on your fight to get justice. eBay will be no help. I was scammed for a small amount from an ebay person and he...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-13-2009
Replies: 71
Views: 6,650
Posted By George S.
Uh, no. In the U.S., Probable cause is only...

Uh, no. In the U.S., Probable cause is only needed for an arrest. Reasonable suspicion is the standard needed to stop and question someone or to frisk them for weapons. And only weapons. It is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-12-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,386
Posted By George S.
Speaking of 400 speed... They do make a 400...

Speaking of 400 speed... They do make a 400 "Ultra Color". Has anyone tried both Ektar and the 400 UC films? How do they compare? I just ordered and received both and do have a roll of each in a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-12-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By George S.
I think what you need will be difficult to find,...

I think what you need will be difficult to find, but another place is Camera Land, 575 Lexington Ave. You never hear much about them, but they treated me really well in the past.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-12-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 5,131
Posted By George S.
Larry. Do you still have the seller's name? That...

Larry. Do you still have the seller's name? That link is no longer pointing to anything.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-12-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 5,131
Posted By George S.
Be careful, as that battery may test as "OK", but...

Be careful, as that battery may test as "OK", but once a load is put on it, it may fail quickly. Olympus cameras do need good, strong, fresh batteries, or they will seem to go bad in no time.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-11-2009
Replies: 3,749
Views: 712,912
Posted By George S.
Just because a repair service center has a...

Just because a repair service center has a procedure to deal with fungus proves that that brand of lenses is "prone" to fungus? My auto repair shop has ways of dealing with many types of repairs that...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-11-2009
Replies: 3,749
Views: 712,912
Posted By George S.
What does this prove? Shall I post a few dozen...

What does this prove? Shall I post a few dozen links to all the non-fungus OM lenses on ebay? You made your opinion very clear. Your continued anti-Olympus posts in a thread that has praised Olympus...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-11-2009
Replies: 3,749
Views: 712,912
Posted By George S.
There are many reasons to own an Olympus OM body...

There are many reasons to own an Olympus OM body and Zuiko lenses, and a main one is small size and weight while still retaining desired features. I'm sure if you compare size/weight and price of an...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-11-2009
Replies: 3,749
Views: 712,912
Posted By George S.
Jeez, chippy, you gotta change either the place...

Jeez, chippy, you gotta change either the place you buy your lenses from, or actually look at them before you pay. Some lenses (silvernose) may be 30 or more years old by now. You don't have any...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 12-10-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 3,136
Posted By George S.
Do they even make Dymo label tape anymore?

Do they even make Dymo label tape anymore?
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 12-10-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 3,136
Posted By George S.
Mark, Try the Decaf tomorrow morning!

Mark,
Try the Decaf tomorrow morning!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-09-2009
Replies: 3,749
Views: 712,912
Posted By George S.
Oh, thanks Chris, I didn't know. For some reason...

Oh, thanks Chris, I didn't know. For some reason I thought the 1.4 was the fastest 50. I also only thought my memory had gaps in it from the '60s, now I have to worry about the '80s too?! :eek:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-08-2009
Replies: 3,749
Views: 712,912
Posted By George S.
Zuiko 50mm f1.2 on OM4Ti 55 mm right?

Zuiko 50mm f1.2 on OM4Ti

55 mm right?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-08-2009
Replies: 114
Views: 11,598
Posted By George S.
IIRC- I believe the OM-PC (OM-40) also used a...

IIRC- I believe the OM-PC (OM-40) also used a 2-series type screen altho it may not be interchangable....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-07-2009
Replies: 3,749
Views: 712,912
Posted By George S.
Any chance you could purchase that 55 1.2 for me?...

Any chance you could purchase that 55 1.2 for me? :D Pleeze?!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-04-2009
Replies: 3,749
Views: 712,912
Posted By George S.
Ahem. Now that's just overkill (said the OM buyer...

Ahem. Now that's just overkill (said the OM buyer that now has his 4th body on the way). (It's a complicated story, what with kit purchases, etc...I'll not keep them all) Since you already had the 35...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-03-2009
Replies: 65
Views: 4,871
Posted By George S.
Mr rphenning, Yes, I am in the police ranks and...

Mr rphenning,

Yes, I am in the police ranks and I can tell you that your sense that the government stops all these attempts through their smarts is hogwash. They generally only catch the stupid...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-03-2009
Replies: 65
Views: 4,871
Posted By George S.
I would tend to agree with you, but having never...

I would tend to agree with you, but having never flown into or out of Israel, I can only talk about what I've seen on TV and what security people have told me. Perhaps someone living in Israel can...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-03-2009
Replies: 65
Views: 4,871
Posted By George S.
The US's security measures are a joke. We're...

The US's security measures are a joke. We're always reacting to the last threat, never looking ahead as to what might be being dreamed up by the bad guys now.

9/11 happened and they had box cutters,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-02-2009
Replies: 65
Views: 4,871
Posted By George S.
Several mid eastern males were convicted post...

Several mid eastern males were convicted post 9/11 of plotting terrorist acts against the highway tunnels leading into and out of Manhattan from New Jersey. Seems they videotaped them along with a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-26-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 2,311
Posted By George S.
Wow Trius, the in-focus hand and pencil really...

Wow Trius, the in-focus hand and pencil really jumps out of the background, kind of what the Leica snobs are always crowing about. :D I always said Zuiko glass is as good as anything. And at a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-26-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 2,311
Posted By George S.
I still propose that it may be difficult to come...

I still propose that it may be difficult to come to any conclusive declaration as to which version of which, by now, 30 year old lens is "better". Even if you just decide to concentrate on say,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-25-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,419
Posted By George S.
loneranger, have no fear... as evidenced by...

loneranger, have no fear... as evidenced by Chris' excellent examples above, posts regarding the 50/2 macro are still being allowed... :D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-25-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,419
Posted By George S.
Supposed to be "fully functional". I know all...

Supposed to be "fully functional". I know all about the PC's funky electronics, but I figure (hopefully) any defects will show during the return period. This is the kind of thing I do when I finally...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-25-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,419
Posted By George S.
I just went for it on a $35 OM-PC that I didn't...

I just went for it on a $35 OM-PC that I didn't need!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-25-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,419
Posted By George S.
There's a clean looking 50mm f3.5 newly listed on...

There's a clean looking 50mm f3.5 newly listed on ebay for $110. Item # 180437194584 Somebody prevent me from buying it, please.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-25-2009
Replies: 3,749
Views: 712,912
Posted By George S.
It's not an overstatement to say that once you...

It's not an overstatement to say that once you become an Olympus OM system user, the dedication approaches the fanatical dedication of the Leica user.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-25-2009
Replies: 3,749
Views: 712,912
Posted By George S.
There are four different Olympus OM accessories...

There are four different Olympus OM accessories that we all generically call "winders". There's Motor Drive 1 and Motor Drive 2, and Winder1 and winder 2.

If it's an actual Olympus winder/drive,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-25-2009
Replies: 3,749
Views: 712,912
Posted By George S.
You are correct in choosing to never ever sell...

You are correct in choosing to never ever sell your OM gear. Trust me, you'll regret it. I'm also just getting back into it right now!

As to the drive cover storage... Looking at the photo above,...
Forum: Off Topic 11-20-2009
Replies: 112
Views: 8,587
Posted By George S.
So Bill, I assume you applied to work at Hooters?...

So Bill, I assume you applied to work at Hooters? :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-17-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 2,775
Posted By George S.
Haven't we been using electronic viewfinders of...

Haven't we been using electronic viewfinders of one kind or another in video cameras for something like 30 years? I've had no trouble shooting sports with them. Seems to me the pros shooting video of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-16-2009
Replies: 3,749
Views: 712,912
Posted By George S.
I think its just cosmetics anyway, since...

I think its just cosmetics anyway, since everything has to work. Personally, no experience buying OM lenses there, but just about everyone says that KEH's "BGN" category is a good value and the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 2,775
Posted By George S.
I could see it coming, couldn't you? New cameras...

I could see it coming, couldn't you? New cameras are already almost all electronic, so why wouldn't a manufacturer just add a tiny bit more electronics and a teeny more software to eliminate a moving...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-15-2009
Replies: 84
Views: 9,387
Posted By George S.
Anybody in Boston want to get me the 85/2 ?? :D

Anybody in Boston want to get me the 85/2 ?? :D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-15-2009
Replies: 3,749
Views: 712,912
Posted By George S.
I happen to be reestablishing my OM kit at this...

I happen to be reestablishing my OM kit at this time. If anyone's thinning their herd, PM me with what you are letting go. Right now I'm looking for an 85/2 and a 55. Yes, 55 not 50. Thanks
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-12-2009
Replies: 3,749
Views: 712,912
Posted By George S.
I know that some of you have mentioned the OM-PC...

I know that some of you have mentioned the OM-PC as a favorite user. I also owned two of them in the past but feel that most are now electronically troubled.

BUT- there's a "bargain" grade one...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-11-2009
Replies: 3,749
Views: 712,912
Posted By George S.
Right. All the major manufacturers had their own...

Right. All the major manufacturers had their own lens mounts. If you are looking for a lens that fits the Olympus SLRs you need to find either Olympus Zuiko lenses, or the aforementioned third party...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-04-2009
Replies: 101
Views: 6,676
Posted By George S.
I knew it when I posted it that it would draw...

I knew it when I posted it that it would draw some fire. Just suffice it to say that my comment comes from my own personal involvement in child molestation cases during my law enforcement career, and...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-03-2009
Replies: 101
Views: 6,676
Posted By George S.
At least here in the US, many states have enacted...

At least here in the US, many states have enacted laws to protect children. This is a different issue than a photographer's "rights" nor does it have anything to do with common sense, the Patriot Act...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2009
Replies: 80
Views: 4,130
Posted By George S.
This photo essay is certainly a horible situation...

This photo essay is certainly a horible situation on a grand scale, but the regime does accept it. They are not ignorant of what's going on. 1.3 billion people. Do you think the regime cares if a few...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-21-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 6,113
Posted By George S.
I know she was given an M3 and an M6 by Leitz,...

I know she was given an M3 and an M6 by Leitz, and probably a couple others. She has been seen actually using them through the years.

We'll probably get to bid on them one day when we search eBay...
Forum: Off Topic 10-18-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 800
Posted By George S.
My experiences almost exactly as the two Daves...

My experiences almost exactly as the two Daves have stated (except that I haven't struck a deer yet). Been riding since the late 60s. Rode police Harleys at work, my personal example was OK from a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-15-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 1,667
Posted By George S.
If looking for something, one should ALWAYS ask...

If looking for something, one should ALWAYS ask here at RFF first. More often than not you'll get an offer like Keith's. I've already given away my excess 50 mms. Ebay should be a last resort....
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-13-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 5,125
Posted By George S.
I had the Olympus Polaroid/digital combination...

I had the Olympus Polaroid/digital combination camera (Camedia C-211) when it came out probably 8 years ago. THAT was a fun camera that gave nice results. A bulky, upright model, not foldable like...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-22-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,575
Posted By George S.
Good choice either way. The decision basically...

Good choice either way. The decision basically comes down to your choice of framelines, but you also can have the six M4-P/M6 frameline mask added to the M4-2 at any time if you so desire. First...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-12-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 2,328
Posted By George S.
Bessas are a good value and you get a great,...

Bessas are a good value and you get a great, modern viewfinder. But why not also consider good (and really cheap) choices in LTMs. Leicas, Kievs, etc.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-01-2009
Replies: 391
Views: 84,170
Posted By George S.
I asked because I see a lot of moaning about...

I asked because I see a lot of moaning about European prices and wondered why those RFF members just don't buy from other RFF members, or from an international dealer if they want new? The prices on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-30-2009
Replies: 391
Views: 84,170
Posted By George S.
Is it the import duties that keep Europeans from...

Is it the import duties that keep Europeans from buying from overseas stores?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-29-2009
Replies: 391
Views: 84,170
Posted By George S.
If you are trying to correct my figures, read...

If you are trying to correct my figures, read more carefully what I wrote.
I stated mint M7s, which are different than just used.
New ZIs are $1300 new, I know because I bought one. Used ZIs are...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-24-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,919
Posted By George S.
I have the same advice/experience for you as Joe...

I have the same advice/experience for you as Joe gave. While not really easy, it worked fine for me without an accessory finder.

What I have more difficulty with that lens is making sure to hold...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-21-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 3,003
Posted By George S.
It's difficult to determine the fair market value...

It's difficult to determine the fair market value of that lens since any recordable sales are few and far between; and the market does swing up and down now and then. For many years they were $600....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-20-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 2,483
Posted By George S.
Mine has been to find a working, reasonably...

Mine has been to find a working, reasonably priced Robot Royal 36. I've spent a couple of years trying to get one that wouldn't first require the sale of a kidney, and recently did find one, but when...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-20-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 911
Posted By George S.
Could also be something internal in the lens...

Could also be something internal in the lens that's not painted flat black, or the black flaked off somewhere. Look for something like a thin silver line (curved around a lens element or some...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-19-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 911
Posted By George S.
Yes. Lens flare. Happens when you shoot directly...

Yes. Lens flare. Happens when you shoot directly toward a light source.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-19-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 2,387
Posted By George S.
I've had probably a hundred items sent to me here...

I've had probably a hundred items sent to me here in the USA from overseas in the past 15 or so years, and only received one demand for import fees on a lens that was sent from Europe via FedEx.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-17-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,918
Posted By George S.
Never heard of a brass replacement, but I have...

Never heard of a brass replacement, but I have heard that it's the same part used in some Minolta SLRs of that day. My CL had one tab missing for several years and it did not cause any problem at all...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-13-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 2,000
Posted By George S.
Don't overspend for one. You may feel as I do...

Don't overspend for one. You may feel as I do that the book is much over-hyped. I would not spend anything like $75 on it. I'd offer you mine, but I received it around the same time about a year ago...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-10-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,329
Posted By George S.
Sounds like a really good deal for condition...

Sounds like a really good deal for condition stated. Go for it.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-05-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 2,322
Posted By George S.
Jesse, There's no database of Olympus lens serial...

Jesse, There's no database of Olympus lens serial numbers, they just kept going with the numbers across all the different lens lines. I believe they did the same with the body numbers, just kept...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-04-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 2,322
Posted By George S.
Hi Jesse, Good luck with the camera and enjoy...

Hi Jesse,

Good luck with the camera and enjoy it. While it belongs to the two-digit "consumer line" of OM cameras, it certainly was a much improved successor to the OM-10. It has a built-in shutter...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-03-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 752
Posted By George S.
I also learned today that the Olympus E-P1 is...

I also learned today that the Olympus E-P1 is really a re-badged Leica M8, hence the early electronic problems....
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-02-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 4,177
Posted By George S.
The E-P1 manual gives the maximum temperatures as...

The E-P1 manual gives the maximum temperatures as 104 degrees F for operation and 140 F for storage. We all know that 104 is very easy to reach in a locked vehicle, 140 is also reachable. ( I'd also...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-02-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 4,177
Posted By George S.
Small hard plastic insulated coolers ( like the...

Small hard plastic insulated coolers ( like the six-pack of drinks size ) can be very effective in keeping your camera body many degrees cooler than the rest of the car 's interior. You usually don't...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-02-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 4,177
Posted By George S.
Uh... Dude, chill out. Someone does have a...

Uh... Dude, chill out. Someone does have a problem with his attitude and it seems to be you.
The guy's entitled to be a bit upset. I didn't see anything more outrageous with his posting than some of...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-02-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 4,177
Posted By George S.
I'm not familiar with the leatherette you...

I'm not familiar with the leatherette you mention. I assume its an aftermarket add-on, could that be a contributing factor?

Also, if I read your last message correctly, your camera is usable, just...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-30-2009
Replies: 92
Views: 12,566
Posted By George S.
That's not a bad idea at all, a raffle- but make...

That's not a bad idea at all, a raffle- but make it like $25, or $50. At $50 a pop, we'd only need about 200 to participate. ( I'm assuming that for the internet publicity value Leica would sell us...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-29-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 4,309
Posted By George S.
Check around carefully, there are plenty...

Check around carefully, there are plenty available in better than 'user' condition. Some seller's 'user' grade is also a euphemism for "butt ugly and barely working". A little patience and...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-27-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 816
Posted By George S.
The target market for those cameras was people...

The target market for those cameras was people who wanted ease of use and not have to think about settings.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-27-2009
Replies: 89
Views: 8,825
Posted By George S.
I don't understand why you and she would go to...

I don't understand why you and she would go to all this bother to repaint a camera and intentionally leave some brass showing. I can understand why people would repaint, and also understand those...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-26-2009
Replies: 89
Views: 8,825
Posted By George S.
I know Robert supplies "users", but the M4 I...

I know Robert supplies "users", but the M4 I purchased from him was an amazing paint job. I'd say it was collector quality, even though that's not what I expected. And the price was certainly fair.
Forum: RFF News 07-26-2009
Replies: 82
Views: 11,097
Posted By George S.
I'd guess the greatest concentration may be the...

I'd guess the greatest concentration may be the NYC area, which I'd include northern New Jersey in.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-23-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,723
Posted By George S.
Only slver oxides are recommended by Olympus...

Only slver oxides are recommended by Olympus because of the uneven performance once they start to fall off -they may still test OK with the camera's battery check feature, but really may not have...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-22-2009
Replies: 69
Views: 5,483
Posted By George S.
I know I'm repeating myself, but my real worry...

I know I'm repeating myself, but my real worry isn't whether I can find film, but it's the crappy processing that is continuing to spread and will become a snowball effect and bring film further and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-21-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,567
Posted By George S.
For the most part though...yes.

For the most part though...yes.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-21-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 2,423
Posted By George S.
Thankfully we didn't mention those lenses that...

Thankfully we didn't mention those lenses that allow for settings "in-between" the marked F stops! (ducking for cover...)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-21-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 2,423
Posted By George S.
Yes, I meant to say 2.8 Thanks for pointing that...

Yes, I meant to say 2.8 Thanks for pointing that out. I'll edit it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-21-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 2,423
Posted By George S.
Svitantti, I'm not trying to be picky, but so it...

Svitantti,
I'm not trying to be picky, but so it is crystal clear to the OP, we should point out that you begin your post with talking about a one stop adjustment, but your last paragraph describes...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 838
Posted By George S.
The EP-1 is micro 4/3rds, not 4/3rds. There's...

The EP-1 is micro 4/3rds, not 4/3rds. There's lots written about it here at RFF. Just look around and you should find the discussions.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-20-2009
Replies: 46
Views: 4,228
Posted By George S.
morgan, I feel the same way as you do. I'm a...

morgan, I feel the same way as you do. I'm a looongtime Olympus devotee and I really want the EP-1 to fit my needs, but the lack of a VF and the slow AF kills it for me.

Also, I guess your wife...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-17-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 2,926
Posted By George S.
But there's been a lot of film bodies for sale,...

But there's been a lot of film bodies for sale, so I'm guessing that just lens upgrades don't speak for those, plus the prices are way down with regard to the bodies and lenses.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-16-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 2,926
Posted By George S.
I'm not worried about repairs. Hell, it's just a...

I'm not worried about repairs. Hell, it's just a mechanical camera. With the right tools and some spare parts, I could keep the thing going. What worries me most nowadays isn't the continued...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-15-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 2,926
Posted By George S.
Why all the nice Leica gear for sale?

It seems to me there's been a lot of top notch Leica bodies and lenses being sold here. I'd thought it was a temporary spike, but it's seemingly been all summer long.

There's always been a few M8s...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-14-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,721
Posted By George S.
Are you sure those "things" visible in the lens...

Are you sure those "things" visible in the lens isn't fungus? I'd send the lens to somewhere like Essex and have it CLA'd, which would also address the stiff aperture ring. You wouldn't want to force...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-13-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 5,232
Posted By George S.
Some people apparently think "30s" means they...

Some people apparently think "30s" means they shot the film when THEY were in their 30s??
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-07-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 4,534
Posted By George S.
:confused: Uh, hasn't a digital Stylus already...

:confused: Uh, hasn't a digital Stylus already been done by most manufacturers, and it's called a digital point and shoot? And the Stylus name does live on in Olympus's own digital line. What am I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-06-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 2,734
Posted By George S.
You already have a 21. Have you had much of a...

You already have a 21. Have you had much of a need for a wider view? 21mm and under lenses are not easy for a lot of people to shoot. The WATE may be a waste of your money.

The MATE is very...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-02-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 2,097
Posted By George S.
Like others have said, any CV 35mm or 40mm. Or...

Like others have said, any CV 35mm or 40mm.
Or even a Leica Summicron-C at around $250- $350 USD they're the best value in a Leica lens. I know it's a 40mm, but the framing shouldn't be any problem....
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 07-02-2009
Replies: 135
Views: 6,466
Posted By George S.
Has ebay really made it possible? I was cheated a...

Has ebay really made it possible? I was cheated a number of years ago on an international purchase by a seller from the Netherlands- it was an intentional rip-off, not a mistake, as I sent $75 for a...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 07-01-2009
Replies: 135
Views: 6,466
Posted By George S.
I'd be happy to see more sellers hitting the...

I'd be happy to see more sellers hitting the "sold" icon after the sale. I'd bet that the majority of sales are completed using PayPal anyway, so there's not that many people waiting for the check to...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 07-01-2009
Replies: 135
Views: 6,466
Posted By George S.
Sounds like too much ad, auction and thread...

Sounds like too much ad, auction and thread monitoring and back and forth emails or PMs. Just don't bother to post these "heads up" notices and leave the whole ebay thing alone. If an RFF member is...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 07-01-2009
Replies: 135
Views: 6,466
Posted By George S.
Oh you're sooo hysterically funny. Next time...

Oh you're sooo hysterically funny. Next time you're in my neck of the woods look me up and we'll both have a good laugh....
EDIT: Oh, I forgot the smiley. Sorry. ---> ;)
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 07-01-2009
Replies: 135
Views: 6,466
Posted By George S.
One other thing I forgot to bring up while we're...

One other thing I forgot to bring up while we're on the topic of what some people think is permissible for others to post and what they think isn't.

More than once I've been burned by someone here...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 07-01-2009
Replies: 135
Views: 6,466
Posted By George S.
I thought the moderator warned everyone about...

I thought the moderator warned everyone about name-calling? No need to get personal. If I were to post a comment that you don't agree with, just ignore it like you are telling me to do with regard to...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-30-2009
Replies: 135
Views: 6,466
Posted By George S.
Well, let's just leave it that I care if a member...

Well, let's just leave it that I care if a member of our community gets ripped off, and you don't. But, by all means, feel free not to care.

As I also stated previously, if the seller just happens...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-30-2009
Replies: 135
Views: 6,466
Posted By George S.
Brian, making a comment that only says "PM Sent"...

Brian, making a comment that only says "PM Sent" sends a message that that PM sender has contacted the seller to buy the item. That would discourage many more from inquiring further, thus hurting the...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-30-2009
Replies: 135
Views: 6,466
Posted By George S.
I still see a "negative" comment in an ad as...

I still see a "negative" comment in an ad as serving the common good ( as long as it is posted in a civil manner ) for my two scenarios posted above.... Anyway, how about we all agree to stop the "PM...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-30-2009
Replies: 135
Views: 6,466
Posted By George S.
I would like the ability to point out, yes...

I would like the ability to point out, yes publicly, when a person asks an outrageous price. What's the big deal? We're all adults and if my comment prevents a friend here from making a big $$$...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-30-2009
Replies: 48
Views: 2,931
Posted By George S.
It will be the same for all modern cameras built...

It will be the same for all modern cameras built in the past 50 or so years that have the standard shutter speed and f-stop values. What will affect your exposures will be the film speed since 1/125...
Forum: RFF News 06-29-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 4,838
Posted By George S.
They did the same things in the film days. If a...

They did the same things in the film days. If a camera body came with a strap or batteries, or a case, these guys would remove them from the box and tell you things like - " You'll need a battery and...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 06-22-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 3,130
Posted By George S.
That price was no steal, so the good thing with...

That price was no steal, so the good thing with ebay (and RFF) is that there will be another one coming sooner rather than later. And just what does EX mean? A lot of different things to a lot of...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-22-2009
Replies: 55
Views: 4,217
Posted By George S.
That Biogon 3-D look is helped A LOT simply by...

That Biogon 3-D look is helped A LOT simply by the subject. You have the brighter top leaves set against a darker, slightly OOF background, and some of the leaves have a bright, very delineated...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,054
Posted By George S.
What's to stop me from being a [email protected] and...

What's to stop me from being a [email protected] and entering YOUR camera's serial number?
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-21-2009
Replies: 55
Views: 4,217
Posted By George S.
If anyone knew the answers to all your questions,...

If anyone knew the answers to all your questions, by now there'd be many many lenses across many brands that would exhibit this "3-D look".
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-18-2009
Replies: 158
Views: 11,753
Posted By George S.
Too many uncertanties right now. How bad is the...

Too many uncertanties right now.

How bad is the AF?
How bad is the LCD screen?
What other lenses are in the pipeline?
What will the follow-on bodies look like/perform like/ what added features?

We...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2009
Replies: 391
Views: 84,170
Posted By George S.
Don't forget that people who have had a problem...

Don't forget that people who have had a problem are much more likely to post a reply in a thread topic such as "Reliability" than people who have had zero issues. It's like that with everything. And...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-17-2009
Replies: 391
Views: 84,170
Posted By George S.
Mint M7s run $1800- $2400 depending if it has had...

Mint M7s run $1800- $2400 depending if it has had the upgrades or not. A mint ZI runs about $1000- 1100. New ZIs are $1350- $1500. I wouldn't call a thousand dollar difference 'about the same'.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-16-2009
Replies: 518
Views: 42,177
Posted By George S.
There is a photo of a black one out there, I saw...

There is a photo of a black one out there, I saw it earlier today. Dunno if it's real tho....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-16-2009
Replies: 391
Views: 84,170
Posted By George S.
If you "never even held a ZI" then how can you...

If you "never even held a ZI" then how can you make broad statements about reliability/ solidity? [Your words]

True, there's probably nothing that feels more solid than a M Leica, since it's all...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-16-2009
Replies: 518
Views: 42,177
Posted By George S.
There's one internet store selling new LX-3-...

There's one internet store selling new LX-3- silver and black versions at $419! Now THAT would be a tough call if the LX-3 wasn't such an ugly brick compared to the Oly PEN.

I think I'll just wait...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-15-2009
Replies: 518
Views: 42,177
Posted By George S.
I see a few more pictures have been added at at...

I see a few more pictures have been added at at 43rumors.com
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 06-15-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 3,547
Posted By George S.
They may have been legit for yours and others...

They may have been legit for yours and others here who have said they had no problems, but look them up- many many others would disagree- they ARE scammers and thieves. This is from my own experience...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 06-15-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 3,547
Posted By George S.
There ain't no Abe and they ain't in Maine, so...

There ain't no Abe and they ain't in Maine, so why lie like that? Google them and you'll find lots of bait-and-switch horror stories. Stay Away!
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-15-2009
Replies: 518
Views: 42,177
Posted By George S.
Who says this is the real thing and not a...

Who says this is the real thing and not a photoshop trick? There's no way you'd need a lens lock on this lens. Lens locks are for big, heavy, zooms that exhibit zoom creep when on level or pointed...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-14-2009
Replies: 518
Views: 42,177
Posted By George S.
Wouldn't that be today somewhere in the world???

Wouldn't that be today somewhere in the world???
Forum: RFF Polls 06-13-2009
Replies: 56
Views: 6,185
Posted By George S.
Don't take this the wrong way, but people that...

Don't take this the wrong way, but people that post "PM Sent" should be keel hauled.

It does nothing but send the message to hundreds of ad viewers that the item is probably gone and they shouldn't...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-10-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 5,294
Posted By George S.
The only difference may be the coatings used....

The only difference may be the coatings used. That is what I've heard thru the years. That in itself would be able to account for the added contrast.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-10-2009
Replies: 57
Views: 6,962
Posted By George S.
Yes, that can be construed as a problem with YOUR...

Yes, that can be construed as a problem with YOUR camera's electronics. I still wouldn't group all OM-2SPs in the "problem with electronics" category. I've owned two OM-2SP bodies for decades now and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-09-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By George S.
My lens CLAs have been done and back in my hands...

My lens CLAs have been done and back in my hands in 48hrs. Cant get much better than that.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-09-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By George S.
Yes, Essex it is for me too. They're technically...

Yes, Essex it is for me too. They're technically in Northern NJ, but a LOT closer to central NJ than Allendale, about 40 minutes south of Allendale.

I drop off and pick up, but while they're very...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-08-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 1,566
Posted By George S.
I think you're obsessing a bit too much over...

I think you're obsessing a bit too much over these "discrepancies". If all your shots came out properly focussed and exposed -as you state in your post- then the camera is within it's "norms", and...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-06-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 5,294
Posted By George S.
Well, I'm a fan of both the Zeiss and Rokkor...

Well, I'm a fan of both the Zeiss and Rokkor lenses (have used or use lenses from both line ups) and have to say I prefer the sharpness and look of the Rokkors in this test.

Jon, I don't think the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-06-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By George S.
Ray, I found a couple of sites. I printed one...

Ray,
I found a couple of sites. I printed one once before not from this site, but try this one....

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/joechan/manuals/leicamanuals.html

or this one...

safemanuals.com
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-03-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 8,922
Posted By George S.
They're both good choices as testified to here at...

They're both good choices as testified to here at RFF, there's no reason not to send to either. I've used Essex a few times and found them to be polite, honest, fair priced with great turn-around...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-03-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 4,563
Posted By George S.
Is there a reverse crop factor with that sensor...

Is there a reverse crop factor with that sensor size?
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-03-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 3,430
Posted By George S.
In his later years he used Hasselblads. He had...

In his later years he used Hasselblads.
He had given the several Hasselblad kits to his photographic assistant when his health was failing, telling him that he was concerned his gear wouldn't get the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 2,578
Posted By George S.
It's all realtive. A $925 camera order in 1953 is...

It's all realtive. A $925 camera order in 1953 is certainly not small change nor cheap. An average yearly salary in the US was probably around $2500- $3000. Would you spend a full 1/3 of your 2009...
Forum: RFF News 05-21-2009
Replies: 71
Views: 8,236
Posted By George S.
Wow. Common sense. Thank you, Stephen. I wouldn't...

Wow. Common sense. Thank you, Stephen. I wouldn't want to see a minimum 50 posts before someone is allowed to sell. They could just waste everyone's time posting 50 useless comments, mucking up the...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-17-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 2,991
Posted By George S.
Sorry for not being clear. By "sale price" I did...

Sorry for not being clear. By "sale price" I did not mean "on sale" I meant normal selling price. What do they go for?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-13-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 5,142
Posted By George S.
You could have someone just sand or bead-blast it...

You could have someone just sand or bead-blast it (after disassembly, of course) and then paint it yourself with a black (or some other color) bake-on enamel?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-12-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 5,142
Posted By George S.
It's just a crappy copy. Sorry.

It's just a crappy copy. Sorry.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-10-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 6,928
Posted By George S.
Yeah, but somebody else somewhere does own the...

Yeah, but somebody else somewhere does own the rights to the yellow smiley, I think ..?... IIRC, there was a cease and desist against someone who was doing unauthorized yellow smiley face t-shirts a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-08-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,365
Posted By George S.
I'm fairly disappointed in the C-V 25mm plastic...

I'm fairly disappointed in the C-V 25mm plastic finder. I literally have to have my eyeball in contact with the damn thing to see the framelines. Anyone else have the same experience, or did I get a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-06-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 3,123
Posted By George S.
:confused: Why is this thread in the "Digital...

:confused: Why is this thread in the "Digital Leica M8" forum?! :confused:
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-06-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,409
Posted By George S.
Joe, I copied it and lightened the shadows and...

Joe, I copied it and lightened the shadows and see it as "1208"

--George
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-05-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 3,123
Posted By George S.
I know. I was only speaking about what was shown...

I know. I was only speaking about what was shown on the video, the final assembly part.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-05-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 3,123
Posted By George S.
At 100 pieces per month, I can't see them holding...

At 100 pieces per month, I can't see them holding on for long. But I imagine you'd only need one assembler (even though we saw two in the video) working 10-12 days per month. (assuming about an hour...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-05-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 3,123
Posted By George S.
Great video. Thanks for the link!

Great video. Thanks for the link!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-04-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 771
Posted By George S.
So what's his point in a nutshell? He lost me...

So what's his point in a nutshell? He lost me with the combination of several thousand words in small type, the SLR history lesson, and the talk of "pendulum swings"!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-04-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,688
Posted By George S.
I don't know where to start. You gave them $450...

I don't know where to start. You gave them $450 to fix it? Why would you spend so much? I think you may be out of luck because you waited 8 months in between fixes, but you should scream for your...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-04-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 4,294
Posted By George S.
There shouldn't be a weight or policy issue with...

There shouldn't be a weight or policy issue with the astronaut taking the camera up. All astros are able to take along a certain weight of personal items. It's really not much, but they all take...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-04-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 4,294
Posted By George S.
Ron said.... Eventually the race was won by the...

Ron said....
Eventually the race was won by the USSR:

Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin, on 12 April 1961, he became the first human in outer space and the first to orbit the earth....
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-03-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 2,991
Posted By George S.
What are sale prices for this lens ?

What are sale prices for this lens ?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-29-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 3,018
Posted By George S.
LOL! ( I know, I'm a juvenile!)

LOL! ( I know, I'm a juvenile!)
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