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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-09-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 3,428
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Stearman

going to breakfast.....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-09-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 3,428
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Aerobat

Diving on Seneca Lake.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-04-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 4,171
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
speaking of 24mm super taks, um.....anyone wante...

speaking of 24mm super taks, um.....anyone wante the original pentax case for it? I sold a 24/3.5 a few years ago and forgot that i had the case to it and now have an empty case.

So how's the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-09-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,424
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I have a silver CV 28/35 mini finder which I have...

I have a silver CV 28/35 mini finder which I have no use for since switching over to the dark side (rebel xsi). It's little rubber eyepiece has since fallen off but other than that it works fine. ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-25-2008
Replies: 101
Views: 7,791
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
hey when are we going to see...

hey when are we going to see "breast-recognition?" I'll bet canon's cooking that one up for 2009.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 4,420
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I just realized he's into cars, very expensive...

I just realized he's into cars, very expensive ones. Mentions his wife drives a Porsche SUV that he can't afford.......I wonder if he's the stay at home dad?
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 4,420
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I find his stuff easier to read than the stuff of...

I find his stuff easier to read than the stuff of "ludicrous landscape." For a while it seemed like he was pro digital and then changed back to pro film and I think he's back again.

He did help...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-28-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 13,519
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I've always wanted to try and learn it. I took...

I've always wanted to try and learn it. I took Japanese in college and found the 3 different forms of written language difficult to remember. I heard Korean is all one phonetical system, with some...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-28-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 3,813
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I got to fondle one at B&H a couple of weeks ago,...

I got to fondle one at B&H a couple of weeks ago, I'm seriously considering it as my first digital camera but I'm going to wait until the 5Dmk2 comes out in December just so I can fondle them both in...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-24-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 6,967
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I find the less I take with me as carry on, the...

I find the less I take with me as carry on, the nicer the TSA people are. When I did a 3 month tour of Vietnam for a photoethnography course, I took an F5XB with one M body and 3 lenses. A cheapo...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-15-2008
Replies: 301
Views: 26,696
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
zero, just sold my M. Anyone want some M lenses?

zero, just sold my M. Anyone want some M lenses?
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-15-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 3,728
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
His wife is going to kill him for that hamburger...

His wife is going to kill him for that hamburger shot.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,783
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
get a $20 Holga, some 120 film and don't look...

get a $20 Holga, some 120 film and don't look back.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-10-2008
Replies: 89
Views: 6,357
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
oh how maltusium of you.....

oh how maltusium of you.....
Forum: Off Topic 10-09-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 2,267
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
shalom...... (I'm not Jewish in fact I'm more of...

shalom......

(I'm not Jewish in fact I'm more of a nihilist/atheist but If I had to be religious I'd like to be Jewish from what I've heard it's a very tolerant religion and very logical one.)
Forum: Off Topic 10-08-2008
Replies: 128
Views: 6,291
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
we're all armchair experts when it comes to...

we're all armchair experts when it comes to touchy subject i feel.....
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,363
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
huh my wegman's doesn't even have a processing...

huh my wegman's doesn't even have a processing center, I just go across the street to the eckred. I love wegman's though.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-05-2008
Replies: 63
Views: 5,265
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I'm enrolled at Hobart and William Smith Colleges...

I'm enrolled at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY. Our photo department has a darkroom that only students taking photo courses are allowed to use. The building has key card accesses...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-04-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 8,081
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
i like how in the black and white images, the...

i like how in the black and white images, the noise looks like film grain.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-03-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 2,249
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
yeah that looks pretty real, your bro will be...

yeah that looks pretty real, your bro will be fine.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-03-2008
Replies: 59
Views: 4,136
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Oh and what's the difference between all those...

Oh and what's the difference between all those different OM-xx?
Forum: RFF Polls 10-03-2008
Replies: 100
Views: 10,555
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I like to shoot from the hip. Seems to work...

I like to shoot from the hip. Seems to work pretty well. I find it difficult to do with a 50mm though, lots of heads chopped off. 35 and 40mm are easier.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-03-2008
Replies: 59
Views: 4,136
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Hey cool! I've always wanted to try the OM. ...

Hey cool!

I've always wanted to try the OM. Currently I'm using an M6 (which I'm selling) with a cron-c and elmar-c and am thinking about selling it all for more money to pay for things like car...
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-02-2008
Replies: 56
Views: 5,327
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
yes you're right, color takes a lot longer, I...

yes you're right, color takes a lot longer, I don't do it myself, I send out and usually the drugstore messes something up. One kid who worked at a CVS tried to make me pay for an 8x10 that had a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,735
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
so film is kinda like gasoline? getting a bit...

so film is kinda like gasoline? getting a bit expensive to operate eh?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-01-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 3,080
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
yeah they need to devote kapital to the...

yeah they need to devote kapital to the S2......or maybe it's labor? I'm sure leica AG is very labor intensive.

Hey did annyone not get my last message?

Leica M6.4 DAG custom job for sale in the...
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-01-2008
Replies: 56
Views: 5,327
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
you'll be amazed how long it takes to watch the...

you'll be amazed how long it takes to watch the printer print and image and then you realized the monitor wasn't calibrated to the printer.....and then you'll run out of photo black and be shocked at...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-01-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 684
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
tele-wide on a QL-17 GIII?

annyone ever used one of them?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-01-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 3,080
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
i dunno about 700billion bucks but i do need to...

i dunno about 700billion bucks but i do need to pay for car insurance......
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-01-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 3,080
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I'm selling my unique one on evil bay and in the...

I'm selling my unique one on evil bay and in the classifieds. Maybe because 3 major manufactures came out with full-frame digital at half the price of the M8.2 and they're able to afford them if the...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-01-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 6,682
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
sounds like a case for a shrink...... putting...

sounds like a case for a shrink......

putting stuff back in their original packaging? That's like a kid I knew in high school who kept the protective film on the screen of his cell phone and got...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-01-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Of all the CV lenses I've owned, the only one...

Of all the CV lenses I've owned, the only one that was really stiff was the 35f2.5 pII. I've since sold it and use a summicron-c, which is kinda stiff but DAG says he can lube it back up to run like...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-01-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 2,723
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
two rolls of 35mm or 1 roll of 120 on steel...

two rolls of 35mm or 1 roll of 120 on steel reels. The plastic tops to the steel tanks are better than the metal tops, they don't leak.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-01-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 3,641
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
If you don't mind interchangeable lenses,...

If you don't mind interchangeable lenses, summicron-c and elmar-c, the CLE is the way to go. Just carry a few tiny batteries.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 09-30-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 1,914
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
annyone ever recoverd their CLE?

has annyone ever recovered their CLE? Got any pics?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-27-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 924
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
nope, just use lighter fluid mixed with hand...

nope, just use lighter fluid mixed with hand sanitizer gel. The original covering is a vinyl impregnated cloth, peels off real easy. put the new cover on by starting at the lens flange at one side...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-27-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 4,445
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
fuji Natura 1600, 40mm summicron-c f2

here's one of Blue Oyster Cult at Spiedie Fest, Binghamton '08.
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 09-27-2008
Replies: 91
Views: 12,794
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
didn't they fire Steven K. Lee because of the...

didn't they fire Steven K. Lee because of the horrendous f*%^-up the M8 was? No weather sealing, no internal IR filter, ridiculous price tag for something the big boys at canon and nikon could do...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-27-2008
Replies: 97
Views: 10,377
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
it will be just another art/hobby supply. Arista...

it will be just another art/hobby supply. Arista already is making what is essentially HP5+ and Arista-76, which is the same as d-76.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-27-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 4,822
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
black domke F5XB that's been throught the wash a...

black domke F5XB that's been throught the wash a few times. Skip on the 35mm and 50mm and just use 40mm. If you want wide, got real wide and make it 21mm. Bring the 90mm and you've got a...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-26-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 7,461
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I think it really comes down to how big you want...

I think it really comes down to how big you want to print and how much noise at high ISO you are willing to tolerate.

I myself like 8x10s and have something for 5x7s. I think when you display...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-25-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,381
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Look on the bright side. Now finally we have...

Look on the bright side. Now finally we have full frame DLSRs from Canon, Nikon and Sony. The resolution has reached the max useful resolution of 35mm film and the price isn't bad. Canon being the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-24-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,773
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
are there some sort of underground camera museums...

are there some sort of underground camera museums that buy this stuff? It's just like those "artist series" electric guitars and basses made by the likes of fender that are copied in such a way to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-24-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 4,111
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Bessaflex TM

Bessaflex TM
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-24-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,457
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
yeah but they priced everyone out of the market...

yeah but they priced everyone out of the market yet again......
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-23-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 2,384
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
wow, you should take the negative to a pro lab...

wow, you should take the negative to a pro lab and have them blow it up to 16x20, get it matted and framed and give it to her for b-day or x-mas.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-23-2008
Replies: 254
Views: 31,941
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
looks like that's it for the m system, it will...

looks like that's it for the m system, it will now become a relic and the m8 will simply become leica's version of an entry level digital camera. oh well, guess i'm selling the m now, because it's...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-23-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 2,602
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
that's a great book if you ever get a chance to...

that's a great book if you ever get a chance to read it. somehow i feel Douglas Adams would find this site very amusing.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-21-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 991
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
well if I overexpose, can't I just bracket up,...

well if I overexpose, can't I just bracket up, down, left and right as I would with film?
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-21-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 991
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
yeah and I still love that 40 cron I bought from...

yeah and I still love that 40 cron I bought from you.

I used to use an canon P with a cv nokton and I used HP5+ and the sunny 16 rule. Most if not all shots worked out fine with some bracketing. ...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-21-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 991
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I almost got it on ebay but then realized that...

I almost got it on ebay but then realized that that f2.8 was not enough for me and there were no super wides that weren't giant wide zooms. Also the 2x crop factor is a bit too much for using OM or...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-21-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 991
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
What are coupling pins? I only really want to...

What are coupling pins? I only really want to use manual focus lenses. Any suggestions?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-21-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Ok, well than which one? I like low light an low...

Ok, well than which one? I like low light an low noise and cheap.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-21-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I dunno, I just realized how much processing and...

I dunno, I just realized how much processing and film and scanning negatives was costing me and it scared me. Then I though, hey how big do I actually make my prints, and I answered it as: mostly...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-21-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 991
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Need to go digital, help me make a choice.....

I'm finally ditching film altogether and I need to make a choice on what kind of body to get.

I have the 40cron, 90elmar c and a 21p skopar already. I really like their results but I was wondering...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-21-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,773
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
i wonder if those photo arsenel guys actually...

i wonder if those photo arsenel guys actually make any money......
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-18-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 872
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
mostly street

mostly street
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-18-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 872
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
annyone got one of these?

a lumix DMC L-1 or Digilux 3?

I'm looking into possibly replacing my M gear with one of them and that little oly 25mm f2.8 pancake for something small.

How large exactly would something like this...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-18-2008
Replies: 49
Views: 6,648
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I swear, if zeiss decided to come out with a...

I swear, if zeiss decided to come out with a digital M tomorrow, now that their partner sony have released that full frame a900; and offered it at the same price as an a900, the folks at leica AG...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-18-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,560
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
ditto, HP5+ is great because you can get pretty...

ditto, HP5+ is great because you can get pretty good results when pushed to 800 or 1600 in D-76.

In fact I met an aussie while walking around Khao San road in Bangkok who was shooting HP5+ pushed to...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-18-2008
Replies: 124
Views: 11,632
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I'm a student and I don't own an M8. My...

I'm a student and I don't own an M8. My spotmatic F which I got in an antique store works fine, and takes great images.

Student's are supposed to be wingn' it and not have any income so to speak...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-18-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,560
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I've generally shot most of my pictures using 400...

I've generally shot most of my pictures using 400 speed film, at f8 and the lens pre-focused to 8-10 feet. For daytime, shutter speeds of 1/250 and 1/125. If it gets a little darker, say around 6pm...
Forum: Off Topic 09-17-2008
Replies: 143
Views: 10,036
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
M8's don't guarantee income either. My point was...

M8's don't guarantee income either. My point was if I had that kind of money, I'd spend on something a bit more substantial than just a camera.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-17-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 2,633
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I saw something in a tokyo camera shop that...

I saw something in a tokyo camera shop that looked like something a mexican bandit might consider wearing. It was a bandoleer type strap with loops to stick film canisters in that went all the way...
Forum: Off Topic 09-17-2008
Replies: 143
Views: 10,036
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
the thought just hit me, for the same price of an...

the thought just hit me, for the same price of an M8 and your basic 28-35-50 summi lenses, I could drive away second hand car with low millage on it.

I can afford a pilot's license for less than...
Forum: Off Topic 09-17-2008
Replies: 143
Views: 10,036
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
point taken luketrash. This same reason I'm...

point taken luketrash. This same reason I'm selling my M6 is because I've realized I need to pay for necessities like groceries and car insurance, I've come to the conclusion that I don't need...
Forum: Off Topic 09-17-2008
Replies: 143
Views: 10,036
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I'd like to know how many of you M8 owners are...

I'd like to know how many of you M8 owners are actually professional photographers......being that leica claims the M8 is a professional camera. looking at the stats from this poll, it looks like...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 2,633
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Depends on how many rolls a day you shoot. I...

Depends on how many rolls a day you shoot. I tried to stretch it to a roll every couple of days or sometimes 4 rolls a day depending on what I saw.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 2,633
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I went to Vietnam for 3 months, shot everything...

I went to Vietnam for 3 months, shot everything on 35, I went in with 80 rolls. Fits perfectly into 2 full-size domke x-ray bags without the canisters and cardboard. They both fit fine into a u.s....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-16-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,054
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I'll second what Paul said. No full-frame, not...

I'll second what Paul said. No full-frame, not for me then. I want my wides to be wide and camera package that is small like the film Ms. Who knows, sony's got the full frame 24megpixel sensor,...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-14-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 924
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I did a caonon III with griptac from...

I did a caonon III with griptac from cameraleather.com, $20 bucks.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-12-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,334
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Morgen usually will custom make a skin if you...

Morgen usually will custom make a skin if you send in your camera, I don't think it would take very long. Imagine black lizard skin on the RD-1 :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-12-2008
Replies: 68
Views: 4,383
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I think I'll want that canon 50mm f.95 round...

I think I'll want that canon 50mm f.95 round about now.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-12-2008
Replies: 187
Views: 30,079
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
so they made an interchangeable lens version of...

so they made an interchangeable lens version of their V-lux 1. I really don't get it now. Live view through the vf? What's the point? Sure it's smaller but it's essentially the same as p&s with...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-11-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,055
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Is there some way to adjust the rf alignment by...

Is there some way to adjust the rf alignment by yourself? I know there's a website about the RD1 that a guy in the UK made and he's figured out how to adjust the rf patch.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-09-2008
Replies: 103
Views: 18,753
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
When you guys use the 28mm lens on the RD1, what...

When you guys use the 28mm lens on the RD1, what framelines do you use?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-08-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 12,007
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I had the canon 35/2.8 on an old canon III but...

I had the canon 35/2.8 on an old canon III but then put it on a canon P and found it to be a great package. Mine gave a very cool color rendition and it was very high resolution, low contrast. I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-08-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,048
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Yeah that's a little steep for me.

Yeah that's a little steep for me.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-07-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,429
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I really like these, ....although when I clicked...

I really like these, ....although when I clicked on the post I was thinking about "and now for something completely different" by Monty Python.

Where did you shoot the pics?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-07-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 4,527
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
All you really need is practice. An interesting...

All you really need is practice. An interesting method a photo prof. taught me was to take the camera but not load any film in it and just walk around town shooting with it. Try to find interesting...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-07-2008
Replies: 1,722
Views: 438,309
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Got any pics of newton circus? I remember the...

Got any pics of newton circus? I remember the satay was really good 12 years ago.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-06-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,348
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I like to do a lot of stuff in the f1.4-2 range...

I like to do a lot of stuff in the f1.4-2 range with 40-50mm on film in dark situation like clubs and evening streets. How slow of a speed can you handhold the oly e420?

It's got a very enticing...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-06-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
ok thanks,

ok thanks,
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-06-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,348
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
How do you like the pics? I was thinking of...

How do you like the pics? I was thinking of getting it to replace all my film M stuff.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-06-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
now my head is spinning......for my m6 my fav...

now my head is spinning......for my m6 my fav focal lengths are 21mm (i use the 28 framelines), 40mm (I use the 35 framelines) and 90mm, well I use the 90 framelines for that.

so to get the same...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-06-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
so if I throw a summicron c lens on there do i...

so if I throw a summicron c lens on there do i use the 28mm frames? I'm confused.....srry
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-06-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,348
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
RD-1, M8, DSLR, film M size comparison

does anybody have a pic of the RD-1 next to an M8, film M and a DSLR (preferably the olympus e420) for size comparison?

I'm debating what to get after I sell my M6, obviously small size of kit...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-06-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
RD1 Framlines

Do the frame lines reflect angle of view of true 28, 35, 50 lenses; in which case you see more in the finder than will actually be on the sensor, or do I need to use ultra wides to get the same angle...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-04-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,048
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Where to get an RD-1s?

I can't seem to find them on ebay anymore.

I'm finally quitting film all together but can seem to part with my
M lenses.

(Should I just sell em and get a rebel XSi or olympus e420?)

Any...
Forum: Travel 07-29-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 3,265
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Oh check out Minh's Jazz Club in the back packer...

Oh check out Minh's Jazz Club in the back packer district, great music, you can talk to Minh who plays sax along with his son, they both went to Berkley School of music and have great bar food and...
Forum: Travel 07-29-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 3,265
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I was there for 2 months last fall and regret...

I was there for 2 months last fall and regret bringing 50 rolls of fuji 100 with me. I found 100 too slow most of the time and every shop sells fuji 400 for the same prices as back home. They even...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-24-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,766
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
either they have customers where money is not a...

either they have customers where money is not a problem or they don't have customers and are losing money with non-moving inventory. I wonder if they have day jobs?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-24-2008
Replies: 96
Views: 9,241
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
it's a "humordor" get it? oh I suck at this!...

it's a "humordor" get it? oh I suck at this! lolz
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-24-2008
Replies: 96
Views: 9,241
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Might take the lens out and mount it on an m3 and...

Might take the lens out and mount it on an m3 and then remove the internal holder thingy and put my cheroots in the humidor lolz! Then take a picture of myself (with noctilux mounted m3) in the dark...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-13-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,767
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
sometimes I'll just photography my girlfriend...

sometimes I'll just photography my girlfriend doing stuff or my dog. Other times I'll try to to mirrors, like convex street mirrors or just the bathroom mirror.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-13-2008
Replies: 160
Views: 12,916
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I've always found it amusing to photograph people...

I've always found it amusing to photograph people who are photographing. Maybe next time you see a guy point a telephoto at you, spin round and take a picture of him, maybe that might scare him off.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-13-2008
Replies: 160
Views: 12,916
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
would you have felt any different if he had...

would you have felt any different if he had pointed a rangefinder at you? I probably would've smiled back no matter what kind of camera/lens the photographer was using.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-12-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 2,038
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
cool, maybe the actor is an RF aficionado. In...

cool, maybe the actor is an RF aficionado. In another pic it looks like the sniper forgot to take his lens caps off his scope as he's about to take aim, kinda funny I thought.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-10-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 664
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
stiff focus on cron' c

Anyone know how to loosen up the focus of one of these (40mm summicrons?)

thanks,
Forum: Photo Software 07-09-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 3,500
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Try pearl, it's halfway between glossy and matte.

Try pearl, it's halfway between glossy and matte.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-09-2008
Replies: 50
Views: 5,121
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
anyone ever see that t-shirt by bustedtees.com...

anyone ever see that t-shirt by bustedtees.com that has an image of the bride and groom cutting the cake and underneath it says "Big Mistake?"

Or how about that movie with Nicholas Cage, "Family...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-08-2008
Replies: 55
Views: 5,780
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
mmm legalize Maryjane, tax her as much as...

mmm legalize Maryjane, tax her as much as cigarettes but absolutely do not allow people to drive stoned it's just scary. Ever been in a car with a stoned driver? Just don't do it. It's probably...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-08-2008
Replies: 50
Views: 5,121
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Time to buy that Porsche .......... well no...

Time to buy that Porsche .......... well no just kidding,

I have the same problem with my girlfriend, she thinks of me using film instead of digital, buying CDs and LPs instead of buying from...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2008
Replies: 53
Views: 3,890
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
war is hell, that's all there is to it. I guess...

war is hell, that's all there is to it. I guess the masses aren't ready for images of real dead people, just like their rating system for movies, everything is sanitized. Our society doesn't want...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-02-2008
Replies: 123
Views: 10,700
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
the day when full frame digital compatibility...

the day when full frame digital compatibility with m lenses will come, just not yet. This is why I don't own a DSLR, they come out with new ones way to fast to justify my opportunity cost and the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-25-2008
Replies: 55
Views: 5,780
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I'll vote for the guy who will allow me to keep...

I'll vote for the guy who will allow me to keep more of my money so I can justify buying leica........work hard play hard, I think we should deserve that.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-23-2008
Replies: 199
Views: 39,439
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Ti M7 salt water immersion test anyone? (they do...

Ti M7 salt water immersion test anyone? (they do this with H&K and Glock pistols to prove their ruggedness and reliability in adverse conditions)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-23-2008
Replies: 199
Views: 39,439
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I have a titanium dive knife that I use for scuba...

I have a titanium dive knife that I use for scuba and in salt water even stainless rusts if you don't rinse with fresh water and give a light coating of oil after every use. Ti (even though I clean...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-23-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 2,569
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
wow cool! were is this place you went backpacking...

wow cool! were is this place you went backpacking in, near, around......?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-23-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 742
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
ah so silicon gel/paste, the clear stuff you get...

ah so silicon gel/paste, the clear stuff you get at hardware stores for cauking tubs?

What are leicas traditionally glued with?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-22-2008
Replies: 199
Views: 39,439
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
ooo titanium top plate, how is it? I remember...

ooo titanium top plate, how is it? I remember leica came out with an all Ti M7 a few months ago, or course it was limited edition and way way too expensive, but imagine how durable it is?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-22-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 742
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
M4 windows, how to glue?

Hi, I've got an M4 top plate with windows and another M4 top plate without windows and would like to transplant the windows.

Can I just use krazy glue or is it a bit more complicated?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-22-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 3,285
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I got to enjoy the company of 2 girls in a...

I got to enjoy the company of 2 girls in a darkroom once......(rolls eyes....)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-21-2008
Replies: 199
Views: 39,439
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
anyone want to buy some chrome M6 parts? check my...

anyone want to buy some chrome M6 parts? check my classifieds....or pm me, i've got top plate with windows, and everything excluding hot shoe, rewind knob and base plate.
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 06-20-2008
Replies: 174
Views: 28,200
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I fear the day when we can be prosecuted for what...

I fear the day when we can be prosecuted for what we express on teh interwebs.......Orwell's 1984 annyone?

The #1 problem in the world today is too many people take themselves too seriously and...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-20-2008
Replies: 80
Views: 12,868
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
you people from the 60s are awsome! I wish there...

you people from the 60s are awsome! I wish there were more open and willing females today......:(
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 06-20-2008
Replies: 174
Views: 28,200
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Right On! I love the film Ms too but I think...

Right On!

I love the film Ms too but I think Leica is slowly on it's way out. Frankly I think the only way they are going to stay in business is to make lenses (which are amazing) for 3rd parties...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-11-2008
Replies: 199
Views: 39,439
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
If anyone is interested, I've got chrome top and...

If anyone is interested, I've got chrome top and parts in the classifieds.......pretty much like new condition, took em off my M6 to mount M4 parts instead.
Forum: RFF Polls 06-09-2008
Replies: 147
Views: 13,058
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I got an Invicta automatic dive watch at some...

I got an Invicta automatic dive watch at some mall in port jervis for a discount, think it was only 80 bucks, works like a charm and even came with a display back (it has a citizen movement though). ...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-08-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,071
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
oh geez, when i was in my college's image lab...

oh geez, when i was in my college's image lab where they have coolscan v's I didn't dare scan over 350dpi because at 400dpi the image was huge and took a wile to scan but was pretty much unusable...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-08-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,042
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Oh well at least it was free and with a neg...

Oh well at least it was free and with a neg scanner I should be able to manipulate images in ps elements
Forum: RFF Polls 06-06-2008
Replies: 137
Views: 14,419
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
3: 21, 40, 90; one on the body, the other 2 back...

3: 21, 40, 90; one on the body, the other 2 back to back on a double lenscap in one section of an F5XB
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-05-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 947
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I have a bunch of M6 chrome parts in the...

I have a bunch of M6 chrome parts in the classifieds if annyone is interested.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-05-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,367
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
mine took about a month, but I had him swap out...

mine took about a month, but I had him swap out M6 top plate and parts for M4 M3 parts too. Not too bad though, i was busy with other things in the meantime and didn't notice the long wait until I...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-01-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,042
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
oh good, yeah i've got some shots of geisha that...

oh good, yeah i've got some shots of geisha that I got on the run in kyoto that i'm really eager to see. I hope i'm in the green here.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-01-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,071
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
what resolution did you guys scan at? I've only...

what resolution did you guys scan at? I've only used a nikon coolscan V at 350dpi and it was maybe 5-10 seconds per slide.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-01-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,071
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Plustek film scanners

Anyone ever used one? what are your thoughts?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-29-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,042
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Elite Chrome 160T exposure issue

Recently my cousin gave me a box of unused 35mm film and I decided to take some of it to japan for 2 weeks. I've never shot slide film before and there were 2 rolls of 160T in the box he gave me. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-29-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 4,109
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
my dad used to play police tapes in the car when...

my dad used to play police tapes in the car when i was little, i'm under 30 and have "Ghost in the Machine" on my i-tunes. They're awesome!
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-29-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 13,428
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
best bang for your buck if you want a fast wide.

I got mine used for $700 something off ebay and used it extensively for night time photography for 3 months in Vietnam. Here's my favorite pic taken with the nokton: This was taken at f1.2 using...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-28-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 952
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
yes, I've got an M6 with an M4 top. I've just...

yes, I've got an M6 with an M4 top. I've just seen on the bay that there is another M4 top that is in better condition that I thought might be fun to black paint myself rather than spend $500 for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-27-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 952
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
yeah i've decided I'm gonna do a black paint job....

yeah i've decided I'm gonna do a black paint job. thanks for the info though
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-27-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 952
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
how are the windows glued/secured inside the top plate of an M camera?

I'm thinking of doing a little DIY but would like to know how this is done.

Also how do you take the top plate off the body?

Thanks,

Shimo
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-27-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 2,372
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
can anyone post a pic of their UC hex on a canon...

can anyone post a pic of their UC hex on a canon p and am M for size comparison. Currently I've got an M6 and am using the 40mm rokkor M of of a CL. It's a nice small package. I used to have a P...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-27-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 883
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I think Don Goldberg at DAG camera repair has...

I think Don Goldberg at DAG camera repair has those on his website, call him up he's great to talk to.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-24-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
It's probably the lens mount on the back of the...

It's probably the lens mount on the back of the 90mm that isn't perfect. Has your 90mm been modified? I know that when I was filling the mount on the back of my 40 Rokkor M to bring up the 35 lines...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-22-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,252
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I think Tom A. had Shintaro do a custom job where...

I think Tom A. had Shintaro do a custom job where he had an M2 and then swapped out the top plate for an M3 and made a custom MP.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-22-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,252
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I've got an M6 in the skin of an M4 with levers...

I've got an M6 in the skin of an M4 with levers of an M3.....
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-21-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 2,372
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
cool sounds good. I can't decided to sell my M6...

cool sounds good. I can't decided to sell my M6 franken leica for a simple Canon P. I know the P's rangefinder doesn't focus down past 1m I think. The notion of the camera is just a box that holds...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-20-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 2,372
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
UC Hexanon 35/2

What do you people think of this lens? Compared to the ZM 35/3 and the 35/2 summicrons. I've currently got a 40/2 cron-c but an thinking of getting a 35mm. I can't decided besides the above lenses...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-20-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,730
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
true, but the electricity in Vietnam isn't very...

true, but the electricity in Vietnam isn't very reliable, when I was there they warned not to leave anything plugged in that was valuable because of brownouts and power surges. I left an external...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-20-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,730
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
When I decided to ride a motorcycle from village...

When I decided to ride a motorcycle from village to village up around Northern Vietnam, I took an M3, my eyes and a pile of film. My friend who went with me took his Nikon D200, a pile of memory...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-15-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,494
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I wonder if you could use it to estimate golf...

I wonder if you could use it to estimate golf drives off the tee? Might be fun to try at a driving range and compare it to the distance markers down range.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-15-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 4,188
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
It's a great value for a super wide. I love mine...

It's a great value for a super wide. I love mine (the m-mount one) but i've shot bothe the ltm and m one and they're exactly the same. Sometimes I wish I could have a faster lens but f2.8 leica or...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-13-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 9,811
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
on the subject of bottoms, try this one on for...

on the subject of bottoms, try this one on for size......NYC just south of central park west on 6th ave. after passing a donut store.....
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-12-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,914
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Jupiter-8 lenses

annyone got any pics taken with the black latter model of this lens in color and black and white, I'm trying to determine if it's worth getting for my M6.
Is the color rendition cool or warm?
High...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-11-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 2,496
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Oh cool, my Japanese Prof. at my university was a...

Oh cool, my Japanese Prof. at my university was a graduate student friend of Karen's at Cornell in the early 90's. Thanks for the advice on the Nikon, may just have to give it a go.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-11-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 2,496
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Kiev Rangefinders......

Hi everyone,

I'm starting to get interested in Kiev RF's but have never used one before.

I'm curious what are the size differences between a kiev 4 and a leica M3, annyone got any pics for...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-09-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,105
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Would it be any different from using a regular...

Would it be any different from using a regular enlarger lens?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-09-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 3,662
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
wow cool photos, I like the grain. Hip hop party...

wow cool photos, I like the grain. Hip hop party eh, ever try convincing a well endowed woman-friend to sneak the camera in for you? could tape it to the inside of her thigh under a little black...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-09-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,105
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
What aperture did you do most of your enlarging...

What aperture did you do most of your enlarging at?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-09-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 3,662
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
here's one of the shots

here's one of the shots
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-09-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 3,662
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
you could try sneaking in a 135mm J-11 or...

you could try sneaking in a 135mm J-11 or equivalent thin lens short tele in a pants pocket and walk in with the M6 and a body cap and just say it's an old film camera, might fool-em. I find people...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-09-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,105
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Annyone ever tried using an I-22 or I-50 as an enlarger lens?

Has annyone ever tried using their I-22 or I-50 as an enlarger lens?

If so what's it like? I'm thinking of getting one of these little collapsible but can't decide on which to get, is there really...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-09-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 994
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
oh I had the same problem, try setting it back to...

oh I had the same problem, try setting it back to A, and then really push on the advance lever until you hear it pop, then switch back to rewind and rewind the film back into the cassette. This...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-08-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 3,098
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Once you mastered DIY developing you might find...

Once you mastered DIY developing you might find it fun to try buying bulk film (100ft roll) and a bulk loader to load your own cassettes. I like the Kalt reusable cassettes which you just twist to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-07-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,804
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
40mm Rokkor M same as summicron-c but with easy...

40mm Rokkor M same as summicron-c but with easy to fine 40.5mm filters. Another nice lens for b+w work is the serenar 35/2.8
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-07-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,804
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Try the 40mm f2 Summicron-c, seems to have pretty...

Try the 40mm f2 Summicron-c, seems to have pretty good color and black and white renditions. I've also found the 50mm f1.5 Summarit has very good tonality for black and white work. Also both are a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-07-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 3,386
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
trix are for kids........:)

trix are for kids........:)
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-07-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 3,174
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Wow that's amazing! How's the color rendition? ...

Wow that's amazing! How's the color rendition? cool? warm? I used to have a canon 35mm f2.8 that had very cool color rendition and high resolution but I sold it because it was difficult to operate...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-06-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 3,174
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Canon 35mm f2 screw mount

Anyone care to share some color and black and white pics taken with this lens?

Thanks,
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-03-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,436
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I asked DAG if he could do that to my M6, $900...

I asked DAG if he could do that to my M6, $900 for the finder, $125 for labor, for that you might want to consider a .58 ttl or just live with .72
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-30-2008
Replies: 82
Views: 6,928
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
try not using the viewfinder, shoot from the hip...

try not using the viewfinder, shoot from the hip with lens pre-focused at 8-10ft and aperture always at f8, compensate with adjusting shutter speeds, oh and don't use your light meter, just guess. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-29-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 743
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
frame line question

what frame lines would be best for 85mm? 75 or 90?

also has anyone got any color and b+w pics taken with a jupiter-9 at f2 or wider apertures?

I'm a little confused as what is a good price. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-29-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,182
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Hi, my 1st was an M3 and too many cv lenses...

Hi, my 1st was an M3 and too many cv lenses (21/4, two 35s, nokton and skopar PII, 40 nokton, two 50s, nokton and heliar, 90.) plus mini finder and vc meter II (external).......It was fun for the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-29-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 3,640
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Paul is that a Porsche 914? How are they? Was...

Paul is that a Porsche 914? How are they? Was thinking of getting a little roadster for fun on summer weekends that doesn't eat gas or cost much.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-28-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 3,640
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
VW Rabbit anyone? .....mine has "Rabbid" with...

VW Rabbit anyone? .....mine has "Rabbid" with "Low Ego Emissions" after market emblems stuck on the hatch. small, fun, crams lots of gear, cheap, fully galvanized.....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-27-2008
Replies: 826
Views: 140,535
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Steel EAI Bareknuckle, Ambrosio cronos laced to...

Steel EAI Bareknuckle, Ambrosio cronos laced to dura ace with glue-on tubular tires, sugino cranks. Weird hippie store that sells wooden furniture.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-27-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 982
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
nah i'm just using the 28 lines on an M6. I'm...

nah i'm just using the 28 lines on an M6. I'm not very good with power tools
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-27-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 982
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
square hood for 21mm f4 Skopar......

Hi

I've got the square hood for my 21mm f4 skopar lens and was wondering if there's anyone who knows anyone who could cut a vent in the top left corner so it would be see-trough from the viewfinder...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-27-2008
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,800,698
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
waiting for DAG to finish the job, took almost a...

waiting for DAG to finish the job, took almost a month and a half, and it needs to be sent back because the hot shoe won't fire my flash.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-27-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,939
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I ride an EAI fixie that I built from the ground...

I ride an EAI fixie that I built from the ground up and bought this neat little frame bag that mounts on the top and down tube and is skinny enough that your legs won't rub against it whilst...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-26-2008
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,800,698
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Banky,m it's really just an M6 with M4 top and...

Banky,m it's really just an M6 with M4 top and controls some older M3 levers. It's pretty neat though, DAG did the conversion for me along with the flare free optics upgrade......aki's 4008...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-25-2008
Replies: 73
Views: 7,474
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Lols! I should tell my gf that, she wants to...

Lols! I should tell my gf that, she wants to pursue a Math PhD, me, I just want my BA then I'm down and out.

yeah I like geeky girls......
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-25-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 3,714
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I have English, Thai, Japanese, Vietnamese,...

I have English, Thai, Japanese, Vietnamese, Spanish.

the first 2 are fluent, Japanese was from living in Tokyo for 6 years and studying a little in college, Vietnamese was 3 month intensive 4...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-25-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,546
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Hello, (Thai) "Sawasdee" (Laotian)...

Hello,
(Thai) "Sawasdee"
(Laotian) "Sabai-dee"
(Khmer) "Sook-sabai"
(Vietnamese) "Xin-chao"

Grammar is all the same, Thai, Lao, Khmer all have 5 tones, while Viet has 6.

very improtant, same in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-25-2008
Replies: 73
Views: 7,474
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
i'd rather lick a$$ if it means the possibility...

i'd rather lick a$$ if it means the possibility of not owing anyone money after I'm 28. I'm a firm believer in going with the flow even though you may not totally agree, but as long as you know...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-24-2008
Replies: 87
Views: 6,368
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
So what you're saying is that the real deals are...

So what you're saying is that the real deals are made on e-bay and all the suckers shop here?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-24-2008
Replies: 87
Views: 6,368
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Yeah maybe it was just a bunch of BS........i'm...

Yeah maybe it was just a bunch of BS........i'm selling here because i can keep it up for longer and only for $5. And yes I have been making profits and I like that.

Paying for yellowed takumars...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-24-2008
Replies: 73
Views: 7,474
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
you know what they say? "Those who can,...

you know what they say?

"Those who can, do.....Those who can't, teach.....those who can teach, teach Phis-Ed."

Personally I couldn't give a flying !^@$ and rolling donut for academia. It's only...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-24-2008
Replies: 87
Views: 6,368
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
yeah patience pays.......i've learned to...

yeah patience pays.......i've learned to appreciate it more and more

I don't think I will sell any photographic equipment on the evil bay anymore. I'm sticking to rff now. I feel better that...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-24-2008
Replies: 87
Views: 6,368
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I recently sold an over 1 million serial no. SS...

I recently sold an over 1 million serial no. SS M3 that I had sherry CLA last August and had an extra spool and lizard skin installed and people were bitching an moaning that they wanted it for the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-24-2008
Replies: 73
Views: 7,474
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Oh wonderful.....had the same problem you are...

Oh wonderful.....had the same problem you are having with one of my profs. In fact this guy was so opinionated and only seemed to listen to students who had breasts. All of us in the class went to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-23-2008
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,800,698
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Franken-M wearing new clothes and lens

this time with Aki-Asahi vulcanite, and 40mm f2 Rokkor M.
Forum: RFF Polls 04-23-2008
Replies: 137
Views: 14,419
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
one M body, a 21, 40, and 85, F5XB. that's it

one M body, a 21, 40, and 85, F5XB. that's it
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-23-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 762
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Yeah i'm thinking about it, just wanted to know...

Yeah i'm thinking about it, just wanted to know if annyone was interested before i post it though.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-23-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 762
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
annyone interested in silver chrome top plate and parts for an M6?

I've got top plate with windows for vf, rf, Fresnel screen, red dot, frame counter. Other parts are rewind lever, rewind assembly, speed dial, frameline preview lever and screw, lens release guard,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2008
Replies: 79
Views: 5,411
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I love reading rants, haha people who buy...

I love reading rants, haha people who buy loooong white lenses are making up for something that isn't very long unless they're jobs require them to use long white lenses in which case they probably...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-22-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Hi, how's the color rendition of the J-12, and...

Hi, how's the color rendition of the J-12, and which one are you shotting the black or the chrome?

THanks,
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-22-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,666
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I had one instance where i sold something and the...

I had one instance where i sold something and the guy bought it and immediately e-mailed me right after he bought it demanding to know when i was going to ship. I wasn't able to be at my computer at...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-21-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,666
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I just checked his feedback and looked through...

I just checked his feedback and looked through what he's been buying, shows transactions with heavystar, and almost everything is photography related.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-21-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,666
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
You're right it was pretty dumb for me to give...

You're right it was pretty dumb for me to give him my e-mail. However, i called paypal and they confirmed the address and say he is legit, and that i'm covered if i send it to that address. so even...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-21-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,666
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Yeah it's weird because he asked me for my paypal...

Yeah it's weird because he asked me for my paypal e-mail address, and I (stupidly gave it to him). What happened was I offered it at 175, he offered 150, i sent a counter offer of 169.99, he said it...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-21-2008
Replies: 1,103
Views: 292,579
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I rented a minsk for a few days, lot's of fun,...

I rented a minsk for a few days, lot's of fun, it's only got a 125cc single cylinder 2 stroke, 4 speeds. Very temperamental. I accidentally dropped it after stalling the engine and gasoline leaked...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-21-2008
Replies: 1,103
Views: 292,579
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
hmm, I walked up to it and i thought i saw a...

hmm, I walked up to it and i thought i saw a piaggio badge but maybe not, could it be a body mod? I mean considering they were owned by young laotian and vietnamese college students.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-20-2008
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,800,698
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
Oooohhhh that's looks so awsome! I can't wait...

Oooohhhh that's looks so awsome! I can't wait to get a cron-c or rokkor :) to go on my franken M6/4.
Forum: Yashica RF 04-20-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,391
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
oh yeah you're absolutely right. You know I've...

oh yeah you're absolutely right. You know I've always wondered about russian stuff, I've bought many times form people like biggerby and leonjazz and whatnot, they offer good prices for jupiters...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-20-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,666
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
ok, thanks I feel better now, I don't know...

ok, thanks I feel better now, I don't know sometimes I just think single word replies for e-bay questions are a bit misconceiving (is that a word?)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-20-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,371
Posted By shimo-kitasnap
I'm kind of leaning cron-c or minolta cl rokkor...

I'm kind of leaning cron-c or minolta cl rokkor rather than CLE rokkor because it's a little more compact.
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