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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Days Ago
Replies: 370
Views: 19,378
Posted By Doug
While the bayonet Pentax filters are convenient,...

While the bayonet Pentax filters are convenient, if you have them, standard screw-in filters fit and work fine. :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Days Ago
Replies: 1,751
Views: 284,873
Posted By Doug
Looks great, Charles! Congrats on the fine...

Looks great, Charles! Congrats on the fine outcome of what I'm sure was a huge effort. I've fully restored only one in my time and that was enough. :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Days Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 2,785
Posted By Doug
Buyers remorse after extreme case of GAS,...

Buyers remorse after extreme case of GAS, exacerbated by it involving expensive new Leica gear, an M-A and an APO Summicron 50mm.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 5 Days Ago
Replies: 377
Views: 46,762
Posted By Doug
Good idea! Best to pick the one most appropriate...

Good idea! Best to pick the one most appropriate thread and avoid cross-posting. :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 6 Days Ago
Replies: 1,687
Views: 429,257
Posted By Doug
Here's a discussion about that:...

Here's a discussion about that: :)
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169418
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,006
Views: 366,204
Posted By Doug
^^ Nice composition, with the second girl's face...

^^ Nice composition, with the second girl's face framed by the elbow of the first, and you picked up eye-contact from the babe in the pram too! :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,751
Views: 284,873
Posted By Doug
The dappled light emphasizes the shine and...

The dappled light emphasizes the shine and shapes, fine photo of a gorgeous Triumph! I had my 1965 Corvair Corsa Turbo in the concours at Forest Grove many years ago, along with some others of our...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 119
Views: 30,172
Posted By Doug
Hi Robert... This is a strange brand with a few...

Hi Robert... This is a strange brand with a few short-runs in limited quantity... There seems to be some variation in the name, either MS Optics or MS Optical but a photo of one lens clearly was...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 119
Views: 30,172
Posted By Doug
Hi Charles... Regrets for the delay. We already...

Hi Charles... Regrets for the delay.
We already have:
Olympus Zuiko MC Auto-S 50mm f/1.8

Added some Leica R lenses:
(already had just the Super-Elmar-R 15mm f/3.5)

Elmarit-R 16mm f/2.8...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 119
Views: 30,172
Posted By Doug
Hi-- Added: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4 G ED VR

Hi-- Added:
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4 G ED VR
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By Doug
Same here... In 2001 after 30 years of use, my...

Same here... In 2001 after 30 years of use, my pre-MLU 6x7 needed new foam. There was no noticeable functional problem, just the distress of the loose and rattling prism!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By Doug
Useful experiment, Huss! Long ago I worked at a...

Useful experiment, Huss!

Long ago I worked at a camera shop in Rapid City. The show windows faced west. We would put spacers under the lenses of display cameras to tilt them up so window shoppers...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,751
Views: 284,873
Posted By Doug
It sure is! I had one of the same but a 4-door...

It sure is! I had one of the same but a 4-door hardtop, in two-tone pink! Push-button transmission selector! It was a good car...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By Doug
From Guy Mancuso on 7th June 2016: John Milich...

From Guy Mancuso on 7th June 2016:
John Milich has passed away
Some very sad news to hear that our dear workshop member and great GetDPI member of our family has passed away in his sleep. He had no...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By Doug
Thanks, Will... At the time, DAG sub-contracted...

Thanks, Will... At the time, DAG sub-contracted the actual machining of the flange to John Milich in NYC who I think has now passed on. And it looks just like Leica's own coding.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By Doug
Sounds good, Kevin, and hope you like your new...

Sounds good, Kevin, and hope you like your new 18mm Distagon! I bought mine used without finder so I chose to use the Voigtlander 18mm finder. It's a brilliant lens, with very mild natural corner...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By Doug
Our county fair plus 4-day PRCA rodeo was this...

Our county fair plus 4-day PRCA rodeo was this past weekend. I got some pics of the rather quiet first day of the fair Thursday, but for the next 4 days I had a volunteer job with the rodeo and...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 924
Posted By Doug
Would we post in such a way as to evoke Likes?...

Would we post in such a way as to evoke Likes? Would the possibility of Likes affect how we behave on the forum?
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 517
Posted By Doug
It would be best to separate this digital CL...

It would be best to separate this digital CL thread from the film CL subjects as it's quite different... But, gents, where do you think is the most appropriate destination for a move? "Leica Q / T...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,101
Views: 292,523
Posted By Doug
Nifty machinery, wonderful preservation! This...

Nifty machinery, wonderful preservation! This motor is interesting in part because it appears to be a side-valve exhaust combined with overhead valve intake!
Forum: Optics Theory - 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,905
Views: 1,737,549
Posted By Doug
Thanks for including lens ID info and aperture...

Thanks for including lens ID info and aperture used if available! Since this thread is a technical one, in the Optics and Lenses forum, the ability to associate the picture appearance to the lens...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 404
Views: 177,232
Posted By Doug
Thanks! IIRC that's a bit of frost or a light...

Thanks! IIRC that's a bit of frost or a light dusting of snow on the stems.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 404
Views: 177,232
Posted By Doug
Wall...

Wall pattern
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1437280079.SEQ.2.jpgLeica M240, 2.5/50mm Skopar
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 131
Views: 27,056
Posted By Doug
Donnell Lake vista, west side of Sonora Pass,...

Donnell Lake vista, west side of Sonora Pass, California
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1544254663.SEQ.1.jpgLeica Q
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 131
Views: 27,056
Posted By Doug
At dinner overlooking gambling machines at the...

At dinner overlooking gambling machines at the Ramada hotel in Ely Nevada.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1539499388.SEQ.1.jpgLeica Q
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,751
Views: 284,873
Posted By Doug
Percival Lowell's car, Flagstaff...

Percival Lowell's car, Flagstaff AZ
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1539766302.SEQ.1.jpgLeica Q
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 745
Posted By Doug
Well, it appears PopFlash is no longer a RFF...

Well, it appears PopFlash is no longer a RFF sponsor, as their ad is gone now from the Home Page sidebar...

I have bought several times from them, and they've also sold gear for me, very...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 745
Posted By Doug
PopFlash is a long-time RFF sponsor, see their...

PopFlash is a long-time RFF sponsor, see their linked ad in the Home page sidebar. :)
Have to agree with giganova too, though; the Leica Store experience is very good!
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,303
Posted By Doug
One gets an eye for the light, but it can get...

One gets an eye for the light, but it can get deceptive real easy. With cameras that don't feature a built-in meter, I have typically had an incident meter with me that I check from time to time......
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 91
Views: 4,919
Posted By Doug
Thanks Mike, the threads have been merged. :)

Thanks Mike, the threads have been merged. :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,676
Posted By Doug
Thanks for pointing that out, and the threads...

Thanks for pointing that out, and the threads have been merged.:)

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1421904637.SEQ.1.jpgVoigtlander Ultron 2.0/40mm SL, Pentax K-3 (1.5x crop...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 538
Views: 67,060
Posted By Doug
^^Peter, what a lovely warm smile!^^

^^Peter, what a lovely warm smile!^^
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 965
Posted By Doug
I have one of those (original unconverted) and...

I have one of those (original unconverted) and it's a great lens. But according to its specs, the 45mm focal length is nominal, and it's actually 47mm. I guess that would put it out of the 40mm...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By Doug
IMO it would have to be a fancy way of saying...

IMO it would have to be a fancy way of saying "flat"! :D
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-17-2019
Replies: 5,388
Views: 809,215
Posted By Doug
^^Now that seems to me an obscure location! Road...

^^Now that seems to me an obscure location! Road access from the rest of the US only through Canada... In that one respect it's like Alaska, only a bit smaller. :D Haven't been there for a long time....
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-15-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 13,321
Posted By Doug
I finally sold my L with 25mm Snapshot Skopar...

I finally sold my L with 25mm Snapshot Skopar (which was my first Voigtlander gear) to another RFF member. Still have the unique R4A and oddball T!
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-14-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,701
Posted By Doug
Interesting... After five years it appears this...

Interesting... After five years it appears this Canon gear may be still for sale. Since we do not do any buying or selling in the RFF discussion threads --only in our Classifieds-- please post a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-14-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 178,644
Posted By Doug
Here it is... and there are some additional...

Here it is... and there are some additional similar shots posted in my RFF Gallery in early Feb this year...
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1549598337.SEQ.2.jpgPentax K-1,...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 08-14-2019
Replies: 1,860
Views: 373,830
Posted By Doug
"Mamiya 7 + adapter ... etc." would suggest...

"Mamiya 7 + adapter ... etc." would suggest Pentax 67 + adapter would be included as well... :) I think I posted one of those myself!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-13-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 178,644
Posted By Doug
I'll have to visit the Sunshine Coast, never have...

I'll have to visit the Sunshine Coast, never have been there. Although I've been up to Campbell River across the Strait. We'll be staying for a couple weeks next month in Banff/Canmore Alberta,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-13-2019
Replies: 247
Views: 15,120
Posted By Doug
^^ I like this photo above, Mike!^^ I've been...

^^ I like this photo above, Mike!^^ I've been studying the nearer umbrella-carrier with interest and curiosity. You've helped featuring her by use of limited depth of field.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-13-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 178,644
Posted By Doug
Really nice IMO, DwF... I like the way the colors...

Really nice IMO, DwF... I like the way the colors on the rocks tie in with the sunset colors. And some human interest too...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 08-12-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 639
Posted By Doug
Well, one pleasant thought is that color negative...

Well, one pleasant thought is that color negative films typically perform better with a bit of "overexposure", say 2/3 to 1 stop over. So a ISO 200 color neg film is quite happy at EI 100! :) And, it...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 08-11-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,942
Posted By Doug
Hangin' Out at Kimo's in...

Hangin' Out at Kimo's in Lahaina

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1523516010.SEQ.2.jpgMD262, 1.4/35mm Summilux ASPH
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 08-11-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,942
Posted By Doug
Bar at Pioneer Inn,...

Bar at Pioneer Inn, Lahaina
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1522045496.SEQ.3.jpgMD262, 1.8/75mm Heliar
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-11-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 1,452
Posted By Doug
As some others have alluded to, I think a major...

As some others have alluded to, I think a major decision point is how one views and focuses the subject. EFV or OVF. Reid Reviews is frequently critical of EVFs for inability to display the full...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-09-2019
Replies: 1,751
Views: 284,873
Posted By Doug
Nice shot of the TR4, Charles! Rare to see one in...

Nice shot of the TR4, Charles! Rare to see one in my areas of travel. I recall when they first introduced the TR4 that I did not like the style at all, just did not look right after the "classic"...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-09-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 872
Posted By Doug
Huss, agreed, I think we're on the same page......

Huss, agreed, I think we're on the same page... or at least in the same book! Early-on I always shot color as well as B&W but back in the 60's color in the home darkroom was 'impossible' and I...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 08-08-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2,508
Posted By Doug
Yes, you are just plain "Axel"...

Yes, you are just plain "Axel" now!

Best
Doug
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-08-2019
Replies: 265
Views: 24,075
Posted By Doug
I like your composition, Dirk!

I like your composition, Dirk!
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 08-06-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2,508
Posted By Doug
I'll take that as a request... You are now...

I'll take that as a request... You are now "PaulDalex" on RFF!


Best wishes
Doug
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 08-05-2019
Replies: 1,860
Views: 373,830
Posted By Doug
^^ Visited that site near Iraklion many years...

^^ Visited that site near Iraklion many years ago! Need to revisit someday.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 08-05-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2,508
Posted By Doug
Michael's username has changed... What do you...

Michael's username has changed... What do you think; acceptable? :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-05-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By Doug
Konica Hexar RF, 1.4/35mm Summilux...

Konica Hexar RF, 1.4/35mm Summilux Asph
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1312782132.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-05-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By Doug
I have two Konica RFs, one black and one chrome....

I have two Konica RFs, one black and one chrome. At the 2001 PMA show in Orlando Florida, Konica showed off the Hexar RF Limited in chrome finish. Apparently only 2001 of these will be made.

Here...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 08-05-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 30,172
Posted By Doug
Done, John, plus a couple others! Here's the list...

Done, John, plus a couple others! Here's the list of those added:

Panasonic Lumix G 25mm F1.7 Asph
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f3.5-5.6 Asph
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4-5.6 Asph Mega...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-01-2019
Replies: 127
Views: 5,711
Posted By Doug
I hadn't heard that, but it could very well be...

I hadn't heard that, but it could very well be true, going by my experience. I got a black MX from eBay that turned out to have a dent in the right side of the top cover near the wind lever, right on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-01-2019
Replies: 1,751
Views: 284,873
Posted By Doug
Now that's an amazing vehicle; what an...

Now that's an amazing vehicle; what an attention-getter, looks to even have a roll-cage... :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-01-2019
Replies: 247
Views: 15,120
Posted By Doug
The word umbrella derives from the Latin "umbra"...

The word umbrella derives from the Latin "umbra" meaning shadow. So it would seem meant to shade the user from the sun.

Similarly in French the word parasol means literally "for sun".

And the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-31-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 3,454
Posted By Doug
M8, 2.8/25mm...

M8, 2.8/25mm Biogon
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1312958139.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-30-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,784
Posted By Doug
M240, 2.8/25mm Zeiss Biogon. This Zeiss 25mm is...

M240, 2.8/25mm Zeiss Biogon.
This Zeiss 25mm is coded as Elmarit 24mm & fitted with UV/IR Cut filter changing reddish corners to pale cyan, fixed with CornerFix. Slight purple fringing fixed in LR,...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-30-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,784
Posted By Doug
It will be snowing soon... M240 + 2.8/25mm...

It will be snowing soon... M240 + 2.8/25mm Biogon
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1394266387.SEQ.1.jpg
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-29-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,784
Posted By Doug
Mom's yakking, I'm bored. M8, 2.8/25mm...

Mom's yakking, I'm bored. M8, 2.8/25mm Biogon
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1311929445.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-29-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,784
Posted By Doug
Traffic Safety Project, M8, 2.8/25...

Traffic Safety Project, M8, 2.8/25 Biogon
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1311836817.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-28-2019
Replies: 356
Views: 17,192
Posted By Doug
Thanks for the great comparison! Surprisingly...

Thanks for the great comparison! Surprisingly similar-looking. I'd say the new lens has slightly more contrast than the original. And the noted ring bokeh on bright lights would suggest...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-27-2019
Replies: 2,934
Views: 1,783,585
Posted By Doug
Political picnic tomorrow, plus a visit to the...

Political picnic tomorrow, plus a visit to the street market nearby, should be some photo ops. Using the M-D262 with 3.5/50mm collapsible Heliar.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-25-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,631
Posted By Doug
I have had the same issue with B&W vs color; I...

I have had the same issue with B&W vs color; I can adjust my thinking to one or the other but not both interchangeably. Back in the day doing urban street shooting I often carried an M2+35 below a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-25-2019
Replies: 356
Views: 17,192
Posted By Doug
Yes, a comparison would be interesting. Pricing...

Yes, a comparison would be interesting. Pricing has obviously gone up a lot over the years, but then so has inflation. I bought my 35 Summicron v.1 new from a retail shop in downtown Seattle on 3...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-25-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,310
Posted By Doug
That's very possible, Raid, as the M8 cover glass...

That's very possible, Raid, as the M8 cover glass is slightly thinner, 0.5mm vs the M9 about 0.2mm thicker. It's occurred to me that using the 0.5mm glass for the larger M9 sensor cover could risk...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-21-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By Doug
I've used a lot of XP1 and XP2 over the years,...

I've used a lot of XP1 and XP2 over the years, and have never been happy with underexposed chromogenic B&W or color films. They just don't tolerate underexpsure IMO, and actually do rather well with...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-21-2019
Replies: 265
Views: 24,075
Posted By Doug
I think the OP was using "warships" to label his...

I think the OP was using "warships" to label his example of the category of "ships" for this thread (and his photo and some later ones didn't load now due to broken links), not that the intent was...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-21-2019
Replies: 1,187
Views: 336,417
Posted By Doug
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1203838887.SEQ.0.jpg
Zeiss Ikon, 35mm Summicron v.1, Fuji 800Z @ EI500
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-21-2019
Replies: 415
Views: 67,155
Posted By Doug
^^that one^^ made me think of this one......

^^that one^^ made me think of this one... :)
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1313733548.SEQ.0.jpg
Las Vegas, M8, 28mm Summicron
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-19-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By Doug
I'm with you on that! EI 400 is very useful for...

I'm with you on that! EI 400 is very useful for medium format IMO, though I have often chosen 800... but in the case of color neg or chromogenic B&W I set the meter 2/3 stop slower than box speed...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-19-2019
Replies: 836
Views: 83,138
Posted By Doug
IMHO that last one of the purple flowers is...

IMHO that last one of the purple flowers is particularly nice, Mike!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-19-2019
Replies: 194
Views: 22,016
Posted By Doug
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1371022318.SEQ.1.jpg

Pentax MX, 2.8/24mm SMC Pentax
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-19-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,795
Posted By Doug
^^ True, it has antecedents, though it does...

^^ True, it has antecedents, though it does demonstrate that even today some manufacturers are producing attractive designs. :)

Also, some newer cars may look good from the outside but have...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-19-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,795
Posted By Doug
Maybe... https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgalle...

Maybe...
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1514253479.SEQ.1.jpgPentax K-1, 1.4/50mm SMCP
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-18-2019
Replies: 126
Views: 9,535
Posted By Doug
Yes, has to be the Coleman Dock ferry terminal in...

Yes, has to be the Coleman Dock ferry terminal in Seattle, with sorta Kalakala-like Art Deco styling! Seattle skyline is unrecognizably different from today. Hey, where's the Alaskan Way viaduct??
I...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-17-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By Doug
My main tool now is Lightroom, though I have used...

My main tool now is Lightroom, though I have used Capture One in the past. Transitioning to the LR user interface was awkward I thought, until I got used to it. Had to read the book! For organizing...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-17-2019
Replies: 126
Views: 9,535
Posted By Doug
Looks very familiar, but it took me a bit to...

Looks very familiar, but it took me a bit to realize what is wrong here... ferries I remember in the mid-1940's and later on Puget Sound routes were all double-ended (except the unique Kalakala) so...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-15-2019
Replies: 1,751
Views: 284,873
Posted By Doug
^^ A really nice-looking 1954 Chevrolet!

^^ A really nice-looking 1954 Chevrolet!
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-14-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,698
Posted By Doug
^^ I may have missed it... Has Sigma said there...

^^ I may have missed it... Has Sigma said there will be a Foveon sensor version? I'm surprised this release has a Bayer sensor. Would this be the first full-frame Foveon? Maybe Sigma ran into a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-13-2019
Replies: 205
Views: 10,765
Posted By Doug
Trujillo, Peru... But the hat is from Montecristi...

Trujillo, Peru... But the hat is from Montecristi Ecuador
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1532924660.SEQ.3.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-13-2019
Replies: 205
Views: 10,765
Posted By Doug
Montecristi,...

Montecristi, Ecuador
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1531382881.SEQ.2.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-13-2019
Replies: 205
Views: 10,765
Posted By Doug
It takes more than one person to make a Panama...

It takes more than one person to make a Panama hat. The nearby “apeleador” pounds the hat fabric with a wooden mallet to align the fibers, while the “planchador” goes over the hat with an iron in a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-13-2019
Replies: 205
Views: 10,765
Posted By Doug
Buskers on the pier next to the Disney Wonder,...

Buskers on the pier next to the Disney Wonder, Costa Maya Mexico
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1526368144.SEQ.1.jpg
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-09-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 36,411
Posted By Doug
The M-D 262 is a strange odd-ball but in a very...

The M-D 262 is a strange odd-ball but in a very nice way!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-08-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 36,411
Posted By Doug
Me too, the M-D 262... :)

Me too, the M-D 262... :)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-08-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By Doug
Hi-- I used the 28mm Summicron in Malta and...

Hi-- I used the 28mm Summicron in Malta and Sicily, then later switched to the 2.0/35mm Biogon ZM in the Canary Islands.

The photo below with the M8 and 28mm is in Siracusa, Sicily. Note the nearest...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-08-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By Doug
UV/IR filters are one essential, while coding the...

UV/IR filters are one essential, while coding the lens mount is another IMO. yes, even with the M8 as I unhappily discovered years ago after returning from a trip to Malta and Sicily. Both aid...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-08-2019
Replies: 377
Views: 46,762
Posted By Doug
Bench with man, bench with aluminum sculpture of...

Bench with man, bench with aluminum sculpture of bull...
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1562054492.SEQ.0.jpg
Leica Q
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-08-2019
Replies: 280
Views: 14,208
Posted By Doug
Current fave is the black Leica M-D 262 with a...

Current fave is the black Leica M-D 262 with a 3.5/50mm collapsible nickel Heliar. This camera is so nice to use, every time I set out to use it I'm delighted all over again...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-07-2019
Replies: 1,140
Views: 229,102
Posted By Doug
^^Handsome orange tabby!^^

^^Handsome orange tabby!^^
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-06-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 972
Posted By Doug
All my email and web browsing is done on a...

All my email and web browsing is done on a desktop, not iPhone which is mainly a *phone* ! So it's not distracting, generally, but useful in the few things for which I use it. Technology today is...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-06-2019
Replies: 1,140
Views: 229,102
Posted By Doug
^^ I see he doesn't mind getting his feet wet!...

^^ I see he doesn't mind getting his feet wet! ^^


This shot last winter is one of our 4-month-old triplets, "Teddy" snuggling with 19-year-old Ruff. He thinks maybe Ruff could be his daddy, but...
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-05-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By Doug
Sorry, have not used them on a Fuji... all my...

Sorry, have not used them on a Fuji... all my Fujis are medium format film cameras. I last used the screw mount SMC Takumar 120mm in 1983 on a Pentax ES.
However here are a couple of shots from 2006...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 07-04-2019
Replies: 1,637
Views: 103,860
Posted By Doug
I like this last one of the luggage carts......

I like this last one of the luggage carts... Seems to reflect the airport atmosphere of hurry hurry hurry.
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-04-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By Doug
There were two Pentax 120mm variations, one in...

There were two Pentax 120mm variations, one in M42 screw mount, then the same extremely sharp f/2.8 lens in K bayonet mount. Oh, and probably not relevant to your use, there's a 120mm f/3.5 soft for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-03-2019
Replies: 1,737
Views: 322,927
Posted By Doug
Wow! Fabulous color!

Wow! Fabulous color!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-01-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,238
Posted By Doug
Balboa/Panama City,...

Balboa/Panama City, Panama
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1529642145.SEQ.2.jpg
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-01-2019
Replies: 680
Sticky: 6x9 photos Only
Views: 242,771
Posted By Doug
Such a graceful posture, Jan... and fine light!

Such a graceful posture, Jan... and fine light!
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-30-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 25,217
Posted By Doug
Postures https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgalle...

Postures
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1429764490.SEQ.0.jpgM240, 2/35 Biogon ZM
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-30-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 25,217
Posted By Doug
Embarrassed https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffga...

Embarrassed
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1429764491.SEQ.2.jpgM240, 2/35 Biogon ZM
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-30-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 1,590
Posted By Doug
Parked and snoozing at the big banyan tree,...

Parked and snoozing at the big banyan tree, Lahaina Maui Hawaii
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1522389905.SEQ.2.jpgM-D 262, 1.8/75 Heliar
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-30-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 980
Posted By Doug
Yes, certainly, with only that one variable...

Yes, certainly, with only that one variable considered. Shooting 6x7, 6x4.5, and 30x45 (digital) I have used a tripod only a few times in decades, for special occasions.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-30-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 980
Posted By Doug
I like a right-hand grip, as this does help me...

I like a right-hand grip, as this does help me manage a secure hold on the camera and reduces shake.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-29-2019
Replies: 362
Views: 33,931
Posted By Doug
^^ The various expressions are interesting,...

^^ The various expressions are interesting, wonderment and concern and friendliness, well done!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-27-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 1,590
Posted By Doug
Some of these snoozers look awfully...

Some of these snoozers look awfully uncomfortable, yet... zzzzzzzzz
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-27-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By Doug
I got that same lens model from Robert White Ltd...

I got that same lens model from Robert White Ltd back in 2009, and was dissatisfied with the focus on both an M8 and Konica Hexar RF film camera. It was not really a matter of focus shift, rather it...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-27-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By Doug
And here's the 21mm f/2.8 Elmarit ASPH on an M8....

And here's the 21mm f/2.8 Elmarit ASPH on an M8. There's a black cat just emerging from the shadows of his 'cave' under the alley side of a commercial...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-27-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By Doug
I had this 21 Elmarit ASPH for a few years and...

I had this 21 Elmarit ASPH for a few years and quite liked it. It worked well and straight-forward with the M8 with no corner or side tint corrections needed, with effectively a 28mm field of view....
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-25-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1,103
Posted By Doug
Tempting! I have the 75mm f/1.8 Heliar Classic...

Tempting! I have the 75mm f/1.8 Heliar Classic and like it a lot. Compared to this new f/1.5 lens the older lens is 77g heavier, 10.5mm longer, and 4.9mm smaller in diameter. Focus to 0.9m for the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-25-2019
Replies: 127
Views: 5,711
Posted By Doug
Thanks, Huss, it does seem to have good tonal...

Thanks, Huss, it does seem to have good tonal contrasts... And unlike the Ilford (and Fuji) chromogenics, this Kodak has the usual C41 salmon-color film base.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-24-2019
Replies: 127
Views: 5,711
Posted By Doug
Pentax MX, 1.4/50mm SMCP, Kodak...

Pentax MX, 1.4/50mm SMCP, Kodak BW400CN
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1375853535.SEQ.2.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-24-2019
Replies: 127
Views: 5,711
Posted By Doug
Pentax MX, 2.8/24mm SMCP, Fuji HQ Super...

Pentax MX, 2.8/24mm SMCP, Fuji HQ Super 200
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1371022318.SEQ.1.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-24-2019
Replies: 362
Views: 33,931
Posted By Doug
Miami FL, Leica M-D 262, 28...

Miami FL, Leica M-D 262, 28 Summicron
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1494129490.SEQ.2.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2019
Replies: 5,576
Views: 493,170
Posted By Doug
Miami...

Miami FL
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1494129491.SEQ.3.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-23-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By Doug
Early 1950’s Chevrolet, shows some rust, but...

Early 1950’s Chevrolet, shows some rust, but everyone is happy to go for a ride, with a wire-sculpture of revolutionary hero Camilo Cienfuegos watching over it all from the Ministry of Informatics...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-23-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By Doug
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Miami FL Leica M-D typ262, 28...

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Miami FL
Leica M-D typ262, 28 Summicron
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1494477862.SEQ.2.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-23-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By Doug
Taormina, Sicily Leica M8, 28...

Taormina, Sicily
Leica M8, 28 Summicron
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1290223612.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-23-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By Doug
Inside New York New York hotel/casino in Las...

Inside New York New York hotel/casino in Las Vegas (note crow on railing)
Leica M8, 28 Summicron
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1315028682.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-23-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By Doug
Black and White Minolta CLE, 28 Summicron, Fuji...

Black and White
Minolta CLE, 28 Summicron, Fuji Neopan 400CN
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1134718905.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-23-2019
Replies: 1,751
Views: 284,873
Posted By Doug
Sad to see these cars set out in the woods to...

Sad to see these cars set out in the woods to rust into oblivion...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-22-2019
Replies: 370
Views: 19,378
Posted By Doug
Very nice, Nick! I like the reflections, ripples,...

Very nice, Nick! I like the reflections, ripples, lines, soft colors...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-22-2019
Replies: 1,751
Views: 284,873
Posted By Doug
Russell, for about 9 years I drove a 1962...

Russell, for about 9 years I drove a 1962 same-model PV544 Volvo as you posted, great little car. As badged on the grille, a B-18 engine, 4-cyl OHV 1800cc with dual SU carbs. Mine was an Army green...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-20-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,676
Posted By Doug
Yes, I have that one too, also in Pentax KA...

Yes, I have that one too, also in Pentax KA mount. Cannot explain why but I find it more frequently useful than the 40...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-17-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 811
Posted By Doug
Wikipedia: "Between 1960 and 1973, Leitz (Leica)...

Wikipedia:
"Between 1960 and 1973, Leitz (Leica) patented an array of autofocus and corresponding sensor technologies. At photokina 1976 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photokina_1976), Leica had...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-16-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By Doug
Got it, thanks...

Got it, thanks...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-16-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By Doug
Steve, done. Huss, could you show me the post's...

Steve, done. Huss, could you show me the post's location, and/or the time it was posted?
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-16-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By Doug
Steve, you're welcome to call on a Mod to delete...

Steve, you're welcome to call on a Mod to delete your post for you. :)
A problem arose when the first post in a thread was deleted by the OP, causing the whole thread to be deleted, affecting all...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,724
Posted By Doug
No love for the Bronica RF645? Surprisingly...

No love for the Bronica RF645? Surprisingly compact camera...;)
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1134892593.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-13-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,676
Posted By Doug
Thanks for the comment! I thought the sun related...

Thanks for the comment! I thought the sun related to the sunflowers in the field. Maybe that relationship didn't work. The sky is full of smoke from forest fires...
Forum: Olympus RF 06-13-2019
Replies: 164
Views: 31,855
Posted By Doug
Olympus 35RC, Ilford chromogenic...

Olympus 35RC, Ilford chromogenic B&W
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1139820963.SEQ.0.jpg
Sorting cherries at the farmers' market. She said she hates cherries...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-12-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,676
Posted By Doug
This lens was earlier made for several camera...

This lens was earlier made for several camera mounts including Canon, Olympus OM, Pentax K and M42, etc. as well as Nikon, all optically the same. I have the Pentax K mount version 1, and I like the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-12-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 7,368
Posted By Doug
GS...

GS 645S
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1138178157.SEQ.0.jpg

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1138355150.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-12-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,484
Posted By Doug
When I moved and lost my darkroom space, I...

When I moved and lost my darkroom space, I "placed" my complete Beseler 23c kit (including color head) at the local camera shop with a "take me" sign. It sat there for quite a while before someone...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 911
Posted By Doug
Similarly, I recall back in the 60's wandering...

Similarly, I recall back in the 60's wandering the Seattle waterfront area carrying an M2 with 35mm above a Spotmatic with 85mm with straps adjusted accordingly. Quick into action!

But I had the...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-10-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,096
Posted By Doug
Have you considered a Bessa T? Similar, but...

Have you considered a Bessa T? Similar, but produced later, with "improvements"... Still no viewfinder, but it sports a rangefinder! :)
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-10-2019
Replies: 142
Views: 4,659
Posted By Doug
Agreed! We've had one cat break over 20 years and...

Agreed! We've had one cat break over 20 years and the vet was impressed. But far too many over the years have perished in surrounding streets, so for their protection our crew have been indoor cats...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-08-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 30,172
Posted By Doug
Hi Lynn... The list now includes the Agfa Apotar...

Hi Lynn... The list now includes the Agfa Apotar 85mm f/4.5, for the Agfa Isolette III. :)
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-08-2019
Replies: 376
Views: 193,766
Posted By Doug
Very nice shots of the Bessa-L, Mike... And it...

Very nice shots of the Bessa-L, Mike... And it helps that it's a good looking camera. I had one with the same Snapshot Skopar, liked it but didn't use it much so it all went to another RFF member..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-07-2019
Replies: 1,687
Views: 429,257
Posted By Doug
I also have the 55-100mm f/4.5 zoom, very crisp...

I also have the 55-100mm f/4.5 zoom, very crisp for a zoom, and weighs a ton! Well, that would be 1210 grams......
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-07-2019
Replies: 1,687
Views: 429,257
Posted By Doug
I have the 100 f/4 macro, one of the last lenses...

I have the 100 f/4 macro, one of the last lenses introduced for the P67 system. Lovely lens all-round. Here are a couple of shots with...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-07-2019
Replies: 415
Views: 67,155
Posted By Doug
Maybe a humorous misspelling of "France"...

Maybe a humorous misspelling of "France" reflecting the French pronunciation... :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-06-2019
Replies: 1,737
Views: 322,927
Posted By Doug
^^ Amazing... :)

^^ Amazing... :)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-04-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 660
Posted By Doug
Some years ago visiting Malaga and Seville I had...

Some years ago visiting Malaga and Seville I had a CLE with 40, 25 Snapshot Skopar, 15mm Heliar, and a 90 Elmarit. Personal seeing/composition preferences vary of course. I used the 90 only once....
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-01-2019
Replies: 142
Views: 4,659
Posted By Doug
Good story... We've found that there IS a way,...

Good story... We've found that there IS a way, Chris, and it involves trust and a hand-held shower head up-close and personal!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-01-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 880
Posted By Doug
Gents, I know it can be tempting, but please...

Gents, I know it can be tempting, but please avoid any offers/suggestions in the discussion forums to buy or sell. Leave that to the Classifieds section or PM. Thanks...:)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-01-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 7,710
Posted By Doug
The OP in the opening post: "Let's see your...

The OP in the opening post: "Let's see your pictures of the romance of sail - and everything sailing-related. Sailing dinghies, skiffs, yachts and ships all welcome!" Shouldn't we stick to that...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-25-2019
Replies: 1,737
Views: 322,927
Posted By Doug
Peter, I really like your market shot! What a lot...

Peter, I really like your market shot! What a lot of life and action there, and grandma trying to negotiate a crossing in chaos! And that wiring, wow, must be a nightmare to repair...
Forum: Photo Software 05-22-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By Doug
I use the shareware GraphicConverter, which has a...

I use the shareware GraphicConverter, which has a lot of interesting tools, and there's a slider for jpeg compression level where you can see the resulting filesize. I usually try to keep under 230k,...
Forum: Digital: Medium & Larger Format 05-19-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 5,695
Posted By Doug
Bob, nice images... I do like your series of...

Bob, nice images... I do like your series of patterns.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-19-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By Doug
This thought has occurred to me in the past, but...

This thought has occurred to me in the past, but careful consideration opposes it, IMO. Without the sloshing sounds of air/liquid one may assume the fluid is locked into position relative to the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-18-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By Doug
^^ Agree with DwF... I like the 35 + 75 pairing....

^^ Agree with DwF... I like the 35 + 75 pairing. And indeed there's a different discipline involved using that pair. I also like 28 + 75, so will carry a 75 on an M camera plus the Leica Q's 28. And...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-18-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,272
Posted By Doug
Gee, this is the one I had in mind from the...

Gee, this is the one I had in mind from the start, just got carried away!

Bartenders at Hali‘imaile General Store, Maui,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-18-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,272
Posted By Doug
About to transit the Panama Canal from North...

About to transit the Panama Canal from North (Caribbean) to South (Pacific Ocean), passing under the new Atlantic Bridge at Colón Panama. View from...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-18-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,272
Posted By Doug
Urologist laying out the options for cancer...

Urologist laying out the options for cancer treatment April 2007
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1204706017.SEQ.0.jpg

Eleven years later, March 2018 still doing cancer...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-18-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,272
Posted By Doug
Little Colorado River Gorge,...

Little Colorado River Gorge,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-18-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,272
Posted By Doug
Tour of Mercer Cavern, Murphys...

Tour of Mercer Cavern, Murphys...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-17-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By Doug
It has to be that the level of developer in the...

It has to be that the level of developer in the tank was a bit low and didn't fully develop the top edge of the film. Also, there's some evidence of surging below the sprocket holes due to vigorous...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-17-2019
Replies: 1,687
Views: 429,257
Posted By Doug
I wasn't aware there were two versions of the...

I wasn't aware there were two versions of the 3.5/55mm... what's the difference? I have both the 4.0/55mm lenses.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-15-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By Doug
Responding to the comment on the Bronica RF645......

Responding to the comment on the Bronica RF645... While I’m fond of this camera, having two of them, its viewfinder doesn’t even have framelines for its wide angle lens, the 45mm. That lens comes...
Forum: Photo Software 05-14-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 241
Posted By Doug
Guide to Adobe Lightroom Flat Field

Sean Reid has produced a useful (and free) overview of Adobe Lightroom's newly integrated Flat Field feature. Here's Sean's intro text:

"
As many of you may know, from my lens tests, I have long...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-13-2019
Replies: 363
Views: 107,691
Posted By Doug
Leica S2 with Pentax67 100mm Macro...

Leica S2 with Pentax67 100mm Macro lens
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1517717872.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-13-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By Doug
The Zeiss and Leica M grips are actually shaped...

The Zeiss and Leica M grips are actually shaped very similarly, with the threaded fastener in about the same place. I just tried putting the grip from my M2 on the Zeiss Ikon and... No go! The main...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-13-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,002
Posted By Doug
Too bad! Yet they are so nicely made; design, fit...

Too bad! Yet they are so nicely made; design, fit & finish, performance. Mine is a late-2014 27” and has had the hybrid drive fail and memory cards fail too, the current situation that has me online...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-11-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 884
Posted By Doug
I have one of those too. I don't recall where or...

I have one of those too. I don't recall where or when I got it, but many years ago... Clever little item.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-11-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 884
Posted By Doug
Mmm.. no gadgets really, just a SD card reader...

Mmm.. no gadgets really, just a SD card reader and microfiber cloth. And chocolate! Hershey's Nuggets (Special Dark with Almonds!)
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-10-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,002
Posted By Doug
I'll also suggest using SD Formatter... But then...

I'll also suggest using SD Formatter... But then following this I format again the camera so it can generate its folders. SD Formatter is good to use periodically to ensure your card works well, IMO.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-10-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,079
Posted By Doug
90mm "fat" Tele-Elmarit... Bought new in 1968,...

90mm "fat" Tele-Elmarit... Bought new in 1968, carried a lot but little used. Strangely enough I like 75mm, and 85mm is a favorite on SLR but somehow the 90mm gets no love on my RF cams. Don't care...
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-08-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By Doug
Make sure to use a polarizing filter to remove...

Make sure to use a polarizing filter to remove reflections from the paint surface.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-08-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,715
Posted By Doug
When I sent my v1 28 Cron to DAG for 6-bit coding...

When I sent my v1 28 Cron to DAG for 6-bit coding he also tightened the front, which had a very slight wobble, not too bad. But I'm glad he secured it. This is the "perfect" lens for an M8... :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-05-2019
Replies: 638
Views: 16,744
Posted By Doug
Very nice series, Mike!

Very nice series, Mike!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-04-2019
Replies: 638
Views: 16,744
Posted By Doug
Erik edited his own posts, not just these two but...

Erik edited his own posts, not just these two but many others recently to replace the original content as you see. I believe this is due to discontent with the soft rendering via the new Flickr. I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-03-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,715
Posted By Doug
I have been using the stock hood #12589 for the...

I have been using the stock hood #12589 for the 35mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH 11874 on the 28mm f/2 Summicron-M ASPH 11604. It looks like the hood for the 28 but is smaller. Better looking, no...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-03-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By Doug
I have used a Polaroid 180 with 16-exp 3.25x4.25"...

I have used a Polaroid 180 with 16-exp 3.25x4.25" Tri-X filmpacks. One just slides the Kodak filmpack into an empty Polaroid pack to keep it in place, works fine... if you can find the film! Fine...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-03-2019
Replies: 2,934
Views: 1,783,585
Posted By Doug
First local farmers' market of the season...

First local farmers' market of the season tomorrow, may wander around there with an M8 and 24mm Summilux. Have not been shooting much so far this year...
Forum: Travel 04-30-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,169
Posted By Doug
How about an Option 3... M9+50mm and go! Less is...

How about an Option 3... M9+50mm and go! Less is more! :D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-30-2019
Replies: 1,687
Views: 429,257
Posted By Doug
Abbazz, I had the opposite experience... :) My...

Abbazz, I had the opposite experience... :) My non-MLU 6x7 was the one needing service early-on, while my late (just prior to the change to 67 naming) 6x7 has been flawless! Good point on the 20/21...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-30-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,730
Posted By Doug
Yes, I'd be interested if the enhancements were...

Yes, I'd be interested if the enhancements were of a functional nature, but not solely for special cosmetics.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-29-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By Doug
You might try focusing the lens to its closest...

You might try focusing the lens to its closest distance before attempting to mount it... that may not help but it would be another point of data.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-28-2019
Replies: 1,373
Views: 325,105
Posted By Doug
Waitress smoke...

Waitress smoke break
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1539327503.SEQ.3.jpg
Leica M8, 1.4/24mm Summilux at f/5.6

Wheel and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-28-2019
Replies: 3,198
Views: 559,562
Posted By Doug
Toreno, I like that second shot... Very nice...

Toreno, I like that second shot... Very nice contrast and tonality. The bicyclist appears crisp in front of the fuzzed background. Somehow looks like a stage set.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-27-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,919
Posted By Doug
FWIW I first encountered that phrase in bold...

FWIW I first encountered that phrase in bold while reading a Perry Mason mystery novel. Might have been written in the 1960's, but those books were also from the '30's onward into the '60's. Could...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-25-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,553
Posted By Doug
I have heard of instances where UPS charges a...

I have heard of instances where UPS charges a "brokerage fee" even when there is no customs duty. EMS seems preferable.
AFAIK there is no duty on any photographic gear coming into the US, not just...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-24-2019
Replies: 330
Views: 36,566
Posted By Doug
Mdina,...

Mdina, Malta
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1277682545.SEQ.0.jpg

Leica M8, 2.0/35mm Zeiss Biogon-ZM
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,206
Posted By Doug
An advantage for sure! Note that the contemporary...

An advantage for sure! Note that the contemporary models ES and ESII may be easier to find than the F, and offer aperture-priority auto exposure along with the same open-aperture metering with SMC...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-23-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 696
Posted By Doug
Graphite is a slippery powder, less able to trap...

Graphite is a slippery powder, less able to trap abrasive grit than an oil, and of course doesn't change consistency over time.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-22-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,206
Posted By Doug
Peter is right about Spotmatic batteries... These...

Peter is right about Spotmatic batteries... These cameras have a "bridge circuit" that makes them relatively insensitive to battery voltage. The silver cell S625PX at 1.55v works as well as the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-22-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 696
Posted By Doug
You're safe, Brett! I changed the title for...

You're safe, Brett! I changed the title for clarity.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-22-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 3,428
Posted By Doug
I earlier misattributed the following info. Here...

I earlier misattributed the following info. Here it is with the correct source...

Herbert Keppler's column in the 12/2006 PopPhoto praises the lens: "The Heliar turned out to be incredibly good,...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-22-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 3,428
Posted By Doug
Could be a symptom of focus shift, most...

Could be a symptom of focus shift, most noticeable f/2.8 - f/5.6?
Sean Reid says that if he owned this lens he would not bother to have it 6-bit coded for the M8. It is softer wide open, esp in the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-22-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 3,428
Posted By Doug
I think you have a good point, Erik, about the...

I think you have a good point, Erik, about the sadly scuffed appearance of that nickel finish Heliar! Yet I'd be surprised if it's paint given that Cosina calls it nickel... :confused:
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-21-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 3,428
Posted By Doug
Hi Erik... I just got out the lens to hold and...

Hi Erik... I just got out the lens to hold and refresh my memory. It's a small lens, and feels too heavy to be mainly aluminum. Moving the focus lever to extend the helical, the barrel has a brass...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-21-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 3,428
Posted By Doug
I have both versions of the f/2 Heliar... The...

I have both versions of the f/2 Heliar... The specs have the collapsible M-mount one at 260g and the nickel LTM one at 191g. And the f/2.5 Color Skopar is 208g for comparison.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-21-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 3,428
Posted By Doug
Thanks Mike! I do have others, as I like this...

Thanks Mike! I do have others, as I like this lens.

Date Tonight...
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1361598430.SEQ.0.jpg
M9, Heliar at f/5.6

Sax at sunset, Lahaina...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-20-2019
Replies: 638
Views: 16,744
Posted By Doug
This cute dental assistant was going to drape the...

This cute dental assistant was going to drape the protective lead-lined apron over me while taking a tooth x-ray. I told her that since I just had radioactive implants put in for prostate cancer, it...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-20-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 3,428
Posted By Doug
Fashion shoot, photographer on fire escape....

Fashion shoot, photographer on fire escape. Downtown Yakima Washington.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1461993372.SEQ.1.jpg
f/4.8 with Heliar Classic collapsible
...
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