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Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-02-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 9,790
Posted By batterytypehah!
Please read the rules in post #6. All cameras...

Please read the rules in post #6. All cameras from areas under Soviet influence are OK this year.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-30-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 5,173
Posted By batterytypehah!
You'll only need the opener if you rewind the...

You'll only need the opener if you rewind the film all the way back into the cartridge. As somebody mentioned above, it's actually a good idea to get into the habit of leaving a little film sticking...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-29-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 5,173
Posted By batterytypehah!
Wow, really fast and helpful crowd today. Not...

Wow, really fast and helpful crowd today.

Not much to add, except that the plastic reels really do need to be totally dry, or the film will bind. This includes perspiration from your hands inside...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 05-29-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 2,407
Posted By batterytypehah!
It shouldn't take a shutter tester to tell if...

It shouldn't take a shutter tester to tell if it's completely off. How's the shutter doing when you fire without film? (Remember to rotate the big sprocket above the film gate manually, otherwise the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-29-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 5,173
Posted By batterytypehah!
No, you do need total darkness, but not much of...

No, you do need total darkness, but not much of it :) It's only necessary for transferring the film from the cartridge into the tank in which you develop it. The rest of the process is done in...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-27-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 9,790
Posted By batterytypehah!
^ Werramatic. Not that I've ever seen one in the...

^ Werramatic. Not that I've ever seen one in the flesh, or even its simpler cousin Werra.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-27-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 9,790
Posted By batterytypehah!
Glad to see all these entries! Meanwhile, I'm...

Glad to see all these entries! Meanwhile, I'm struggling to create anything worthwhile before the end of the month. I have the new-to-me '58 Kiev 4 loaded but opportunity and inspiration have been...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-27-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,869
Posted By batterytypehah!
And, back to our regularly scheduled programming,...

And, back to our regularly scheduled programming, shall we? :bang:

The emphasis is on "use" so I would have to say, not more than I would pay for a good user German or Japanese camera. With the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-25-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,552
Posted By batterytypehah!
I more or less agree with what's been said...

I more or less agree with what's been said already. Do think about what you want to do with the camera, and which lenses (focal lengths) you want to use.

A few things I'd like to add:

We have a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-22-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,928
Posted By batterytypehah!
This is timely, thanks for the thread, and for...

This is timely, thanks for the thread, and for the pointer to the flickr group.

I have a lot of 200 speed drugstore film (Made in Japan, i.e. Fuji) in my freezer from when the big chains stopped...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-21-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 3,954
Posted By batterytypehah!
A good VF is essential, particularly for those of...

A good VF is essential, particularly for those of us who wear glasses. I have cameras that are practically useless to me with their integrated finders, the FED-2 for example.

The IIIf finder is...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-21-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 3,954
Posted By batterytypehah!
My point was that one can make a much better 50mm...

My point was that one can make a much better 50mm finder for considerably less money than that ebay guy is charging for his pieces of plastic.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-21-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 3,954
Posted By batterytypehah!
Exactly. I would use black tape (electrical...

Exactly. I would use black tape (electrical tape).

The optics are very easy to take apart so for better looks and durability, I'd actually make an internal mask.

Forgot to mention that a drill...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-20-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 3,954
Posted By batterytypehah!
Those are asking prices (minimum bid/buy it now)....

Those are asking prices (minimum bid/buy it now). If you search completed auctions you'll see they don't sell for nearly that much. Between $80 to just over $100 in the last few weeks, and somebody...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-19-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 3,954
Posted By batterytypehah!
If you're at least a little bit handy, a very...

If you're at least a little bit handy, a very nice brightline finder can be made from the finder that's part of the Kaligar tele/wide set for Kodak Instamatics. They are easy to find on ebay and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-19-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 3,954
Posted By batterytypehah!
Well, I'm surprised to see a positive experience...

Well, I'm surprised to see a positive experience from Pioneer above. To me, that ebay listing is the equivalent of the old Far Side cartoon, How Nature says, "Do not touch." :)

A glorified piece of...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-29-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 9,790
Posted By batterytypehah!
Ooh I see you updated the equipment in #6 above....

Ooh I see you updated the equipment in #6 above. I think I'll grab my Exa in that case.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-28-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,574
Posted By batterytypehah!
People tend to forget that the Contax was...

People tend to forget that the Contax was designed to compete with Barnack Leicas, not M's. We would have neither Nikon nor Leica as we know them now without the Contax.

My IIa was something like...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-28-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 9,790
Posted By batterytypehah!
I don't suppose FSU lenses on digital bodies...

I don't suppose FSU lenses on digital bodies count? Thought so.

I have a new-to-me Kiev 4 that needs some work but I cold press it into service at the 2 or 3 shutter speeds that do sound correct.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-28-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 9,790
Posted By batterytypehah!
I participated in one or two of the past...

I participated in one or two of the past contests, it was fun but the problem was getting enough votes. We ended up with several entries tied at 3 votes apiece, or some such. I think an ongoing...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-17-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 966
Posted By batterytypehah!
Jan, I already have the IIa, and it's a great...

Jan, I already have the IIa, and it's a great user. I honestly don't understand why it isn't more popular today.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-17-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 966
Posted By batterytypehah!
I know, that was a bad example. They are of...

I know, that was a bad example. They are of course two distinct languages.

I should have said Spanish and Portuguese, but your example of Spanish and Catalan is even better. I can't imagine a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-17-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 966
Posted By batterytypehah!
Right, I wonder what the story is behind this...

Right, I wonder what the story is behind this variant. It must be very obvious to Ukrainian and Russian speakers, like US versus British spellings, I imagine.

At any rate, given the current...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-17-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 966
Posted By batterytypehah!
And here's the exact link to sovietcams...

And here's the exact link to sovietcams http://www.sovietcams.com/index.php?960432535
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-17-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 966
Posted By batterytypehah!
Here you go, this is what I have:...

Here you go, this is what I have: http://ussrphoto.com/Wiki/default.asp?WikiCatID=20&ParentID=1&ContentID=1178&Item=Kiev+4++Ukrainian+Logo+-+1958

Except on mine the engraving is filled with black...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-17-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 966
Posted By batterytypehah!
You need to look closely at the Cyrillic script,...

You need to look closely at the Cyrillic script, the difference is in the 3rd letter.

e - Russian
ї - Ukrainian

I'll try to find some close-ups around the web.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-17-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 966
Posted By batterytypehah!
Ukrainian script Kiev-4, just how rare?

Hi, back to posting here after a couple of years.

I decided to support my local camera show, mostly because I like to still HAVE a local camera show, and, on a whim, got this tired but working Kiev...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-29-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 3,719
Posted By batterytypehah!
The Ricohs are a different kettle of fish...

The Ricohs are a different kettle of fish altogether, I find. Wide and slow lenses instead of semi-wide and fast as requested in the OP. Plus the LCDs tend to die on them, and that's not just the...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-29-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 3,719
Posted By batterytypehah!
I nominate the Nikon L35AF. One stop slower and a...

I nominate the Nikon L35AF. One stop slower and a good deal noisier (I suppose, never having been around the Hexar AF) but will take standard filters, has focus confirmation in the VF, and manual...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-28-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 4,428
Posted By batterytypehah!
Another vote for a classic Voigtländer, the...

Another vote for a classic Voigtländer, the Vitomatic in particular. In addition to what's already been said above, the viewfinders are outstanding, very bright and big, meant to be used with both...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-26-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,593
Posted By batterytypehah!
btgc is right, that's what they are. Voigtländer...

btgc is right, that's what they are. Voigtländer used those on a bunch of models. A case of looks trumping functionality IMO, I never trust them. Well worth it to get a (half) case if you don't...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-21-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 6,286
Posted By batterytypehah!
You seem to pick only the answers that you like....

You seem to pick only the answers that you like. I can assure you that if you didn't like the Vito B (original model, I assume), you won't like the Zorki. I have both, and a IIIf as well. The Vito...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-21-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 6,286
Posted By batterytypehah!
The answer is it doesn't matter, the internal VF...

The answer is it doesn't matter, the internal VF is next to useless, count on putting an aux VF on any Barnack/copy for serious use. AFAIK the only 50mm lens that does not block part of the view is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-12-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 636
Posted By batterytypehah!
Bump. Anybody?

Bump. Anybody?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-08-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 9,427
Posted By batterytypehah!
Threads like this, and another ongoing one,...

Threads like this, and another ongoing one, explain why my own Zorki-1 is still in pieces... (see also current signature)

If it's of any help, I'm reasonably sure mine was original and unmolested...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-08-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,154
Posted By batterytypehah!
I would tend to agree with Rick (and I'm sure he...

I would tend to agree with Rick (and I'm sure he meant to write Zorki not Kiev), it probably makes more sense at this point to start over and put this one into the parts bin.

If you're not ready to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-06-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 636
Posted By batterytypehah!
Exa advice?

Some years ago, I was given an Exa 1b and found to my surprise that it was fun to use, especially with the WLF. But I only had the lowly Domiplan 50 f3.5 to go with it. Not that I'm a snob about its...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-04-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 8,560
Posted By batterytypehah!
I'm sorry but that video doesn't tell you...

I'm sorry but that video doesn't tell you anything about shooting with a Leica. There's no film in it, for one thing, you're not going to do the one finger trick if there is.

Get a Leica if you...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-03-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 8,560
Posted By batterytypehah!
Hush Rick, don't let the secret out that real men...

Hush Rick, don't let the secret out that real men can scale focus a 50 :)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-02-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 8,560
Posted By batterytypehah!
The Bessa feels and sounds a lot less solid than...

The Bessa feels and sounds a lot less solid than a Leica, and the release button in particular is a wobbly plastic affair, but that was not why I didn't like mine. I just don't like accessory finders...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-02-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 8,560
Posted By batterytypehah!
And once again the OP hasn't even been back to...

And once again the OP hasn't even been back to the thread (which could be a time zone thing).

I had a Bessa L and found it didn't suit me, but gosh, they're cheap, just get one and find out for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-29-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3,799
Posted By batterytypehah!
I'm not here to explain basic optics to you. I'm...

I'm not here to explain basic optics to you. I'm here to help Raid figure out why his pictures were out of focus. Which, I believe, I have done.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-28-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3,799
Posted By batterytypehah!
For the sake of this discussion, I'll assume...

For the sake of this discussion, I'll assume you're not being combative here, but I would advise you to watch the tone of what you post.

So, taking your question at face value, I think so because of...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-28-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 5,322
Posted By batterytypehah!
Fingers crossed for your negatives, seeing as...

Fingers crossed for your negatives, seeing as you're invested a bit more than I thought. Meanwhile, I located my test shots, but they're from a family event, I won't post them here. My scanning and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-28-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3,799
Posted By batterytypehah!
I'm afraid you're confusing film and digital. It...

I'm afraid you're confusing film and digital. It is not "blowing up" that's happening here. When you enlarge a negative, you're enlarging the grain along with it. With a digital sensor, you get 12...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-27-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 2,678
Posted By batterytypehah!
Sure, we're still around! See my signature. I...

Sure, we're still around! See my signature.

I never warmed to my Zorki-4 (a very tired sample, to be fair) and gave it away, but the FED-2 is working so well it's boring :)

Plus a Zorki-1 in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-27-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3,799
Posted By batterytypehah!
Not so. The DOF of a given focal length at a...

Not so. The DOF of a given focal length at a given aperture doesn't change. That's the whole crux with adapted legacy lenses on crop factor bodies. The FOV changes according to the crop factor, but...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-27-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3,799
Posted By batterytypehah!
To infinity, and beyond! Blame the adapter. I...

To infinity, and beyond!

Blame the adapter. I have two M4/3 adapters, admittedly the cheapest kind, that are both about 1mm too short. I believe this is intentional on the part of the manufacturers....
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-25-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,682
Posted By batterytypehah!
From the manual:

From the manual:
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-25-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,682
Posted By batterytypehah!
Nikon L35AF, even with confirmation in the finder

Nikon L35AF, even with confirmation in the finder
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-25-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 5,322
Posted By batterytypehah!
I probably only ran one roll through it, I went...

I probably only ran one roll through it, I went through a phase at one of the local thrift stores. I think I picked up three or four Olympi over a few months and in its defense, the Infinity II was...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-25-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 5,322
Posted By batterytypehah!
Late to this party, sorry. I have this exact...

Late to this party, sorry. I have this exact model. A thrift store find, as well. Mine has a battery diagram on the inside of the door, and specifies "CR-P2 or DL223A, 6V".

Unfortunately I have no...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-20-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 7,399
Posted By batterytypehah!
They are not talking about the same lens. I-22...

They are not talking about the same lens. I-22 and I-61 are completely different lenses.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-16-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 4,596
Posted By batterytypehah!
The L will only meter while the shutter button is...

The L will only meter while the shutter button is half-pressed, no delay at all. That was a major annoyance for me and one reason why I sold mine.

And yes, it is loud (for a "rangefinder") due to...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-13-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 4,870
Posted By batterytypehah!
I voted 640. Have a heart for those of us on...

I voted 640. Have a heart for those of us on small tablets.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-13-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 2,998
Posted By batterytypehah!
Oskar Barnack was an avid hiker but frustrated...

Oskar Barnack was an avid hiker but frustrated with the weight and bulk of the available cameras. Just saying.

You have some awesome gear there but I think the weight is going to kill you before you...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-12-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 3,686
Posted By batterytypehah!
Yes, I probably have the same one, but like all...

Yes, I probably have the same one, but like all factory manuals it assumes you have all the factory tools. It's really people like Rick and Jay (zorkikat) that make it possible for the rest of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-12-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 3,686
Posted By batterytypehah!
Rick Oleson's tech notes were indispensable when...

Rick Oleson's tech notes were indispensable when I opened my IIIf up for the first time: http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-154.html

The round bezels can be a b*tch, you'll need one of these:...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-08-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,149
Posted By batterytypehah!
Did you try a cable release? That always did the...

Did you try a cable release? That always did the trick for me.

My 4 locked up so often I finally gave it away.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-04-2014
Replies: 1,347
Views: 265,280
Posted By batterytypehah!
Interesting finder! A graft from a...

Interesting finder! A graft from a point-and-shoot perhaps?
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 05-25-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,480
Posted By batterytypehah!
Nice captures, Joe! I also struggle with color...

Nice captures, Joe!

I also struggle with color post-processing but in these examples, since there are clean highlights (slightly blown, in fact -- which is not meant as criticism) wouldn't it be...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,235
Posted By batterytypehah!
Thanks for sharing. The video plays for me, too...

Thanks for sharing. The video plays for me, too (USA).
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 05-23-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,632
Posted By batterytypehah!
As politely and non-combatively as I can, still I...

As politely and non-combatively as I can, still I must ask: Are you guys following the manual? Easily found at multiple sites around the net. Loading a Minox 35 is a little tricky.

I have 5 of the...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 07-25-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,652
Posted By batterytypehah!
HU: Lomo Fisheye 2 at Marshall's stores

Noticed a few at the register of a local (Lowell, MA) Marshall's yesterday. Boxes looked beat up, didn't look inside. Price was $14.99 each.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 2,545
Posted By batterytypehah!
Went out to the ball fields near my house and...

Went out to the ball fields near my house and tried my luck, despite the cloud cover, but the d4mned gaps never did move where I needed them. Where we needed them, I should say, because I had a nice...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-18-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,572
Posted By batterytypehah!
I'd say pass. They're very common and the price...

I'd say pass. They're very common and the price is on the high side. If you haven't done any developing it's a cart before the horse kind of approach, anyway.
Forum: RFF Polls 05-18-2012
Replies: 2,917
Views: 1,782,424
Posted By batterytypehah!
It's Friday night again. I probably won't have...

It's Friday night again. I probably won't have much time for photographic pursuits this weekend. How about you guys?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-18-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 20,951
Posted By batterytypehah!
Provia is currently $6.49/36 exp. at Adorama and...

Provia is currently $6.49/36 exp. at Adorama and B&H, more expensive at Freestyle.

The euro is around $1.27 at the moment so this works out to about $4.10 per roll of 36. That's almost 37% saved.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-18-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 9,274
Posted By batterytypehah!
^^No, I'm getting your point, but I think the...

^^No, I'm getting your point, but I think the thread up to now really has answered your question. It's not going to happen, for a variety of reasons. The biggest being IMO that no manufacturer in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-18-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 20,951
Posted By batterytypehah!
This is great, I'll be in Germany in a...

This is great, I'll be in Germany in a week.

Danke Jan!
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-17-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,935
Posted By batterytypehah!
Leicashop has one for sale at the moment, priced...

Leicashop has one for sale at the moment, priced at 1,190 euros.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-17-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 9,274
Posted By batterytypehah!
I don't know, does anybody really want to go back...

I don't know, does anybody really want to go back to this? :eek:
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 05-13-2012
Replies: 187
Views: 60,936
Posted By batterytypehah!
Or, you could just do it the way the RFF software...

Or, you could just do it the way the RFF software wants you to do it... In Firefox:


Upload the image (to RFF gallery, flickr, etc.)
Right-click the image and select "Copy image location"
When...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-12-2012
Replies: 2,917
Views: 1,782,424
Posted By batterytypehah!
So, what's everybody been up to? Raid is in Cairo...

So, what's everybody been up to? Raid is in Cairo but asked to keep the thread going.

I'm on a steep learning curve with my new E-PL1. Full sun + manual focus lens = problem. I'm a little upset that...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-07-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,088
Posted By batterytypehah!
I would only bid on it for parts. What's visible...

I would only bid on it for parts. What's visible of the shutter is wrinkled, the top has corrosion, the vulcanite is coming off, and of course chances are it's incomplete.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-05-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,417
Posted By batterytypehah!
I have #2 and 3 on your list but the only SCSI...

I have #2 and 3 on your list but the only SCSI machine I have is an ancient PowerBook. The Polaroid worked well enough until it developed a software issue, but it's noisy like a slide projector. I'd...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-05-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 6,120
Posted By batterytypehah!
Oh, I have three. Two were free, one was $1. None...

Oh, I have three. Two were free, one was $1. None of them are complete :bang:
Forum: RFF Polls 05-04-2012
Replies: 2,917
Views: 1,782,424
Posted By batterytypehah!
Have a safe trip, Raid. I need to get some...

Have a safe trip, Raid.

I need to get some shooting done for the FSU contest this weekend. The Contax is set up with Helios-103 and 200 color film and I guess the FED-2 will be wearing an I-26,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-04-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 750
Posted By batterytypehah!
When you rewind the film (clutch disengaged), it...

When you rewind the film (clutch disengaged), it will stop rotating just before you rewind the last bit of film into the cartridge. So, if you prefer your exposed cartridges with the leader sticking...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 05-04-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,010
Posted By batterytypehah!
I don't think that would work. RFF doesn't accept...

I don't think that would work. RFF doesn't accept Yahoo etc. addresses anymore.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-03-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 1,701
Posted By batterytypehah!
I thought I was the only one finding them...

I thought I was the only one finding them overpriced, especially considering the poor presentation of the items. People who diss ebay really should take a look around at the alternatives...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 05-03-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 7,413
Posted By batterytypehah!
^You mean with film or without? Without film,...

^You mean with film or without?

Without film, that's normal. There's no stop in the advance mechanism itself, it's all governed by the sprocket above the film gate. Make sure it's really grabbing...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-02-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,214
Posted By batterytypehah!
See this thread:...

See this thread: http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=116564

Sorry, no experience with aftermarket coverings.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 05-01-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 4,301
Posted By batterytypehah!
No, I mean right under the E in your photo....

No, I mean right under the E in your photo. There's a semi-circular reflection in the shadow.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 05-01-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 4,301
Posted By batterytypehah!
Isn't there a hole already, under the E in...

Isn't there a hole already, under the E in VOIGTLÄNDER? And presumably another one opposite from that.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-30-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,370
Posted By batterytypehah!
I'd take the lens off and check if the shutter...

I'd take the lens off and check if the shutter curtains are overlapping like they're supposed to when you advance. Hard to see though since the back of the camera doesn't open. There shouldn't be a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-30-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 4,919
Posted By batterytypehah!
CHDK actually supports the D10, as well:...

CHDK actually supports the D10, as well: http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/D10
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 04-30-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 4,301
Posted By batterytypehah!
Wow, nice! Mine only has the humble f/2.8...

Wow, nice! Mine only has the humble f/2.8 Color-Skopar so I won't venture an answer.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-29-2012
Replies: 466
Views: 154,930
Posted By batterytypehah!
petercs, Ascending Picco dei Tre Signore -...

petercs, Ascending Picco dei Tre Signore - Italy

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/13932/U13932I1268678300.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: RFF Polls 04-28-2012
Replies: 2,917
Views: 1,782,424
Posted By batterytypehah!
No, I haven't talked to them yet. The website...

No, I haven't talked to them yet. The website shows the package deal out of stock, and no demo 14-42 lenses listed at all. Only new, without box, at $170.

I'm not particularly excited about the...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-28-2012
Replies: 2,917
Views: 1,782,424
Posted By batterytypehah!
I forgot to mention that I spent part of my...

I forgot to mention that I spent part of my morning being a responsible citizen, taking my bit of spent developer and fixer to the annual collection in my town. What a drag that was. This is a...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-28-2012
Replies: 2,917
Views: 1,782,424
Posted By batterytypehah!
Just as I was wondering if you're too busy to...

Just as I was wondering if you're too busy to post this weekend, Raid!

I'm scanning those rolls I mentioned above--nothing promising--and later on or tomorrow I'll probably order the E-PL1. It...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-27-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 3,168
Posted By batterytypehah!
Yes. Try a Google search in RFF (the forum's own...

Yes. Try a Google search in RFF (the forum's own search is useless) and you'll find several threads, almost always with kuzano saying much the same as above--it really works. Don't ask the staff,...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-27-2012
Replies: 466
Views: 154,930
Posted By batterytypehah!
Not following this thread as much as I should,...

Not following this thread as much as I should, but one of my personal RFF classics just popped up for me.

taskoni, Lithuanian...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-27-2012
Replies: 106
Views: 22,587
Posted By batterytypehah!
There's not much to misconstrue. You're basically...

There's not much to misconstrue. You're basically telling a fellow member who posted an on-topic question to go away and leave "us" alone. Not my idea of a friendly community.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-27-2012
Replies: 106
Views: 22,587
Posted By batterytypehah!
Sorry for answering the actual question in the...

Sorry for answering the actual question in the OP...



Besides, two of the three cameras I mentioned are fixed FL. So what's got you on my case like this?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-27-2012
Replies: 106
Views: 22,587
Posted By batterytypehah!
Thanks for enlightening me. Now, who is this "we"...

Thanks for enlightening me. Now, who is this "we" you refer to? :rolleyes:
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-27-2012
Replies: 106
Views: 22,587
Posted By batterytypehah!
So much love for the Olys but I've had mixed...

So much love for the Olys but I've had mixed luck. One beat-up Infinity II for $6 that seems to work fine (test roll is still at the drugstore), a dead Infinity Mini that was only $1, and now a...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-27-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,116
Posted By batterytypehah!
^No worries, we already have a tutorial for that...

^No worries, we already have a tutorial for that in the FSU forum:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=107960

(With thanks to wolves3012)
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-23-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,379
Posted By batterytypehah!
Thanks, guys. Yes, the dog is doing fine. I...

Thanks, guys. Yes, the dog is doing fine.

I think I'll go with the Konica option for now, because I really like the 40/1.8 Hexanon.

Also, it may be academic, but all other things being equal, AR...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-22-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,379
Posted By batterytypehah!
How my dog almost ate my Olympus E-PL1 [budget]

So, Raid's ongoing thread about the $150 deal from Cameta for a new E-PL1 body (he ended up with an even better deal, $200 with the 14-42 zoom, refurbished but apparently new and with warranty) has...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-22-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 6,855
Posted By batterytypehah!
I've only ever handled a Kiev briefly so I can't...

I've only ever handled a Kiev briefly so I can't give you a specific answer about the viewfinder, but I can say this, every camera of that time period I have experienced has been less than ideal for...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-20-2012
Replies: 2,917
Views: 1,782,424
Posted By batterytypehah!
I have three rolls of drugstore C-41 from various...

I have three rolls of drugstore C-41 from various P&S to drop off, and one roll of ancient Tri-X to finish in a Reflex Brownie. I'll probably just stand develop that in Rodinal if time allows. I know...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-20-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 3,388
Posted By batterytypehah!
Check post #13 in this old thread, Rick:...

Check post #13 in this old thread, Rick: http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=87939

I've been toying with the idea of this kind of rig ever since I saw it, but I don't have...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-20-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 6,455
Posted By batterytypehah!
Are they fascinated by slides? I know my niece...

Are they fascinated by slides? I know my niece was, not quite 6 years old at the time. Particularly when I let her operate the old (magazine, but all manual) projector.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-20-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 6,455
Posted By batterytypehah!
You betcha. Although I haven't been taking new...

You betcha. Although I haven't been taking new E-6 pictures in quite some time now, I love looking at my old stuff, and even more my late father's. It's the most satisfying way to experience photos...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-19-2012
Replies: 132
Views: 9,302
Posted By batterytypehah!
How's the E-PL1 for macro work?

So, I had pretty much made up my mind against one, after watching a video and realizing just how menu-dependent it is. A glorified compact in that regard, ugh. Worse, actually, with those dumbed-down...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-19-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 4,956
Posted By batterytypehah!
+1. If it weren't for the flaky film transport...

+1. If it weren't for the flaky film transport (no take-up spool, just a chamber where the film is supposed to curl up on its own), I'd be using my 535 a lot more.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-19-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,685
Posted By batterytypehah!
The page is still up:...

The page is still up: http://cameraquest.com/nrfVClens.htm

Granted, Stephen never seems to take any old pages down :rolleyes: but he's also still running an ad here on RFF for the 35/2.5 lens.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-18-2012
Replies: 132
Views: 9,302
Posted By batterytypehah!
@ kuzano - With regard to who's not reading posts...

@ kuzano - With regard to who's not reading posts right, I never said a word about lens quality. You perceived that was my motivation, and chose to go off on a rant against using legacy lenses. Fine,...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-18-2012
Replies: 132
Views: 9,302
Posted By batterytypehah!
That's all very well if you have the money to buy...

That's all very well if you have the money to buy new lenses. I don't.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-18-2012
Replies: 132
Views: 9,302
Posted By batterytypehah!
^Thanks, that helps a lot. The E-PL1 doesn't have...

^Thanks, that helps a lot. The E-PL1 doesn't have dials though, except for the mode selector. I understand there is a dedicated button for the magnified view.

Dave: I really lean towards the wide...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-18-2012
Replies: 132
Views: 9,302
Posted By batterytypehah!
Avowed digital hater here but at this price level...

Avowed digital hater here but at this price level even I can't ignore this newfangled stuff any longer :angel: So what's it like to shoot one of these things with manual lenses? Am I right that I get...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-14-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,042
Posted By batterytypehah!
We must indeed have passed each other, and based...

We must indeed have passed each other, and based on the portrait on your website, my wife thinks she did see you! She was clearly focusing on people not tables... Ah well. Next time.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-14-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,589
Posted By batterytypehah!
FWIW my personal opinion is it doesn't matter one...

FWIW my personal opinion is it doesn't matter one bit if staged or not. For news photography, yes. Everything else, no, not at all. A good photo is a good photo, and what the photo doesn't show...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-14-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,042
Posted By batterytypehah!
And a very enthusiastic thumbs up for the Blue...

And a very enthusiastic thumbs up for the Blue Moon Grill! Fabulous place. About a mile down Main St from the show venue. It's very small (probably seats less than 30) and fills up quickly on weekend...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-14-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,042
Posted By batterytypehah!
Hey there's life in this thread yet! I'm back...

Hey there's life in this thread yet!

I'm back from the show and it was a lot of fun. Even my wife (who can rarely be bothered to even take digicam snapshots) had a good time. She says she got to...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-14-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,589
Posted By batterytypehah!
Robert Doisneau centennial

I wouldn't have realized but Google is honoring him on the home page today. So, salute to a master, and -- sorry HCB -- to probably the most famous street photo of them all, Le baiser de l'hôtel de...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-13-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 4,956
Posted By batterytypehah!
I'm assuming you don't mean the B and LED models...

I'm assuming you don't mean the B and LED models but if you do, keep in mind the VF is completely different. Smaller and not in the corner.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-13-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,042
Posted By batterytypehah!
Deafening silence as usual :angel: I think my...

Deafening silence as usual :angel:

I think my wife and I might grab breakfast in Wakefield tomorrow and show up at the show pretty close to 9. Anybody know the Blue Moon Grill? Looks good on Yelp.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-13-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,643
Posted By batterytypehah!
Silent? Not the one I have... (original model)....

Silent? Not the one I have... (original model). Let's just say the asking price is not the only indicator that this ebay seller is out of touch with reality.

I could be persuaded to sell mine as it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-12-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,042
Posted By batterytypehah!
Photographica 77 coming up - Wakefield MA

Boston area gearheads, is anybody going? This weekend, April 14/15, Sat 9-4, Sun 9-3.

Details at http://www.phsne.org/shows.html
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-06-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,559
Posted By batterytypehah!
I used to have a Zorki-4 but I gave up on it...

I used to have a Zorki-4 but I gave up on it precisely because of that. It's a pitiful finder if you wear glasses. I find the FED-2 a little better but I still keep an accessory VF on it most of the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-05-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 3,268
Posted By batterytypehah!
I suppose it may have been frozen, to explain the...

I suppose it may have been frozen, to explain the exp. date, but otherwise I have to agree with sevo. I think you can assume it's the real thing. Not a lot of it, at any rate (25 in stock).
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-05-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,769
Posted By batterytypehah!
I found an Oly Infinity II at a thrift store last...

I found an Oly Infinity II at a thrift store last weekend, for $4. This place has the cameras in closed plastic bags on pegs, so I didn't realize just how scratched and scuffed it was. But hey, it's...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-05-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 5,355
Posted By batterytypehah!
It just doesn't work like that in software. I...

It just doesn't work like that in software. I should know, my wife is a programmer...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-05-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,473
Posted By batterytypehah!
Wow that sounds like somebody really botched a...

Wow that sounds like somebody really botched a paint job. I think I would be tempted to throw it in the parts bin and find another... But if you're rebuilding it anyway, I think stripping it...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-05-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,719
Posted By batterytypehah!
I never understand the need for the things,...

I never understand the need for the things, except for bulk loading in the dark. Sorry.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-04-2012
Replies: 226
Views: 25,047
Posted By batterytypehah!
And a "new" one for good measure. Taken in 2009,...

And a "new" one for good measure. Taken in 2009, scanned just now. It's really mostly smoke from a wildfire on the North Rim but I assure you there was a wisp of morning fog somewhere...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-04-2012
Replies: 226
Views: 25,047
Posted By batterytypehah!
Really old one from my gallery. I have bunches...

Really old one from my gallery. I have bunches more, coastal Maine gets fog at all times of the year, you better learn to like...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 04-03-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,686
Posted By batterytypehah!
I bought a Nook Color a couple of weeks ago and...

I bought a Nook Color a couple of weeks ago and I'm glad I did. I got the 8 GB model, "recertified pre-owned" (which, it turned out, is indistinguishable from new) for all of $135 plus tax, shipped...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-02-2012
Replies: 84
Views: 6,091
Posted By batterytypehah!
^What he said. Thanks tigerphil, much appreciated.

^What he said. Thanks tigerphil, much appreciated.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-02-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,311
Posted By batterytypehah!
You're holding it the wrong way around Keith :D...

You're holding it the wrong way around Keith :D No wait, you're down under so it was the right way after all.

Seriously, the secret is to let loose and hold the camera whichever way fits the shot....
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-02-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 4,006
Posted By batterytypehah!
Mike Butkus has the manual:...

Mike Butkus has the manual: http://www.butkus.org/chinon/ricoh/ricoh_r1/r1-splash.htm

I have the R1s and I can never remember if the "s" just stands for "silver" or if there also were more...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-30-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,630
Posted By batterytypehah!
Yes they are but I haven't seen them in...

Yes they are but I haven't seen them in stores--the few stores that still carry chemicals in the first place. Besides, I think it's around $4 for a liter versus $7 for a gallon (3.8 liters).
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-30-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,630
Posted By batterytypehah!
You may not like working with D-76 (I don't) but...

You may not like working with D-76 (I don't) but it's so cheap and versatile that you should try it.

Mixing a whole gallon from powder and then storing it is not ideal if you don't shoot a lot. It's...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-28-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 5,139
Posted By batterytypehah!
^Simple. Because I can walk away from it. IMO...

^Simple. Because I can walk away from it. IMO standing in my bathroom with a stopwatch so I can flip a stupid can every minute is a moronic way to spend my free time.

Of course it also saves...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-28-2012
Replies: 466
Views: 154,930
Posted By batterytypehah!
^Seconded. "Hippodrome" is one of my personal RFF...

^Seconded. "Hippodrome" is one of my personal RFF classics. Right up there with Keith's shot that started the "Medium Format, long may it live" thread.

Maybe somebody in this thread can help me find...
Forum: Travel 03-27-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 2,312
Posted By batterytypehah!
"Everything is so close together" is not a phrase...

"Everything is so close together" is not a phrase that comes to my mind about coastal Maine... The deeply indented coastline makes for some long drives.

Not to spoil the mood but "Vacationland" is a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-27-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 5,139
Posted By batterytypehah!
I don't see how you would conclude not to use...

I don't see how you would conclude not to use stand again if you find the results "perfect" except for not enough soup. Just use the proper amount next time.

Still a beginner here but it works for...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-26-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,708
Posted By batterytypehah!
The exact focal length shouldn't be too critical;...

The exact focal length shouldn't be too critical; the RF has diopter adjustment, anyway. In the VF, anything in the right ballpark should allow your eye to adapt.

I would experiment with any small...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-25-2012
Replies: 87
Views: 5,821
Posted By batterytypehah!
Doesn't bother me at all what kind of equipment...

Doesn't bother me at all what kind of equipment somebody else uses and wishes to discuss. There's plenty that interests me, plenty that makes me yawn (which Leica, which lens, bag angst, strap...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-25-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 7,931
Posted By batterytypehah!
How old was it, and which variety?

How old was it, and which variety?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-25-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,799
Posted By batterytypehah!
In my experience, chain drugstores are worth a...

In my experience, chain drugstores are worth a try. If you can find a CVS that still does a good amount of processing, it's an excellent deal at $2.30 per roll of 135 (develop only, no scans, no...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-25-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,708
Posted By batterytypehah!
^They're not plain glass, if by that you mean...

^They're not plain glass, if by that you mean flat plate glass.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-25-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 1,860
Posted By batterytypehah!
Love them! And I'm just reading Three Men in A...

Love them! And I'm just reading Three Men in A Boat, too. Perfect.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-25-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,708
Posted By batterytypehah!
Sorry, mine are not for sale :) They're nothing...

Sorry, mine are not for sale :)

They're nothing but simple glass lenses, one positive and one negative. With some research you can probably find out the focal lengths. Then try a place like this:...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-25-2012
Replies: 119
Views: 9,926
Posted By batterytypehah!
There's a surprising amount of ignorance by some...

There's a surprising amount of ignorance by some very vocal contributors to this thread about what Wikipedia is. I can only conclude they don't care to read the OP's explanations, much less go to the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-25-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,482
Posted By batterytypehah!
Of course it's possible in his budget, guys. I...

Of course it's possible in his budget, guys. I count five IIIa or IIIc bodies between $115 and $189 on KEH right now. Nothing seriously wrong with them (speeds off, rangefinder dim, flash sync added,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-24-2012
Replies: 119
Views: 9,926
Posted By batterytypehah!
I find I just did answer that one, although...

I find I just did answer that one, although probably while you were typing.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-24-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 1,971
Posted By batterytypehah!
Paul, I read what you said in the other thread...

Paul, I read what you said in the other thread about not liking the x100 for this assignment because of the inconvenient focus in macro, but it's beginning to sound like spray and pray with a digital...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-24-2012
Replies: 119
Views: 9,926
Posted By batterytypehah!
Read the OP. Then read it again. Then explain...

Read the OP.

Then read it again.

Then explain to me how a business gets "rich" on something they in turn must share with everybody, just like the original creator did.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-24-2012
Replies: 119
Views: 9,926
Posted By batterytypehah!
I disagree. Chris, Roger, you're missing the...

I disagree. Chris, Roger, you're missing the point. Wikipedia is not a business.
Forum: RFF Polls 03-24-2012
Replies: 2,917
Views: 1,782,424
Posted By batterytypehah!
We went to a couple of yard sales in the morning....

We went to a couple of yard sales in the morning. Took a pass at a complete darkroom outfit, including a Leitz Valoy II, priced at $100. I think it came with a lens but I never checked which. Just...
Forum: Travel 03-23-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 2,312
Posted By batterytypehah!
Great stuff, Will! I must say you were...

Great stuff, Will!

I must say you were incredibly lucky with the weather. Normally, March is what we call "mud season." If it does thaw by then, which is not guaranteed.

I know only three things...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-23-2012
Replies: 2,917
Views: 1,782,424
Posted By batterytypehah!
Our gorgeous, unseasonably warm weather is...

Our gorgeous, unseasonably warm weather is supposed to hold a little longer so I have hopes of the first yard sales of the season tomorrow morning :D

jippiejee - Which model? I have a few Konica...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 03-21-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 8,048
Posted By batterytypehah!
So do Barnack Leicas (IIIa and later),...

So do Barnack Leicas (IIIa and later), Contax/Kiev, Nikon... Not rocket science. Just don't expect it to work reliably, unless the camera has recently been tuned up.

Get a Bessa. A hundred bucks...
Forum: Travel 03-21-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 2,312
Posted By batterytypehah!
Looks like you found as nice a spot as you could...

Looks like you found as nice a spot as you could have! Twisty side roads included. How bad were the potholes? :p

I must admit I've never had a chance to visit either of the maritime museums (there's...
Forum: Travel 03-20-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 2,312
Posted By batterytypehah!
I'd say that'll be the edgiest cat picture this...

I'd say that'll be the edgiest cat picture this week ;)

Glad to hear you had good time.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-17-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2,023
Posted By batterytypehah!
Welcome! Wish I could answer your question but I...

Welcome! Wish I could answer your question but I can at least "bump" your post back up to page 1 for others to see.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-17-2012
Replies: 89
Views: 8,993
Posted By batterytypehah!
I'm all for the popolam category, having both a...

I'm all for the popolam category, having both a Jupiter-11 and Helios-103 for my Contax. :D

Here's a question, does using Russian film qualify, no matter which equipment? I have some really old...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-17-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,408
Posted By batterytypehah!
Awesome, thanks 1750shooter! I haven't thought...

Awesome, thanks 1750shooter!

I haven't thought this through but how about micro-contributions from everybody towards the postage? I wouldn't mind something on the order of 1 USD to enter. Not sure...
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-16-2012
Replies: 2,549
Views: 368,656
Posted By batterytypehah!
Not to harp too much on the flag issue but one...

Not to harp too much on the flag issue but one thing I found fascinating when I came to this country was that the largest flag in town invariably is at the car dealership. This seems to be true...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-16-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,199
Posted By batterytypehah!
Maybe I should get mine (Sawyer's version) out of...

Maybe I should get mine (Sawyer's version) out of semi-retirement. Efke has gotten too pricey for me, though. What are you guys shooting?

I do have a bulk roll of Portra 160 in the freezer but can't...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-16-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,159
Posted By batterytypehah!
Did I lose the plot somewhere? I thought we...

Did I lose the plot somewhere? I thought we wanted 3 themed categories plus "anything goes."
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-15-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 8,367
Posted By batterytypehah!
^Parking in SF is a massive headache, I...

^Parking in SF is a massive headache, I understand. What little I've seen of it bears this out for sure.

@ burancap - Great story, and it reminded me of a contemporary review that placed the SM and...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-15-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 8,367
Posted By batterytypehah!
Connecticut, huh? From the Martha Stewart corner...

Connecticut, huh? From the Martha Stewart corner of the state, I'm sure.

Can you get those Bud Tugley US spec headlights converted back to the real deal?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-14-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 852
Posted By batterytypehah!
I managed to get to the photo earlier but not...

I managed to get to the photo earlier but not now. Anyway, I believe it was a mint looking Standard with Elmar and accessory RF. Lovely machine.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-14-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,272
Posted By batterytypehah!
^You clearly haven't been to Vermont :D

^You clearly haven't been to Vermont :D
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-14-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 8,367
Posted By batterytypehah!
Man, camera GAS is nothing compared to car lust....

Man, camera GAS is nothing compared to car lust. I had a very serious SM affliction at one point. I still think it would be one of the top cars on my list if I ever do win the lottery.

I think I...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-14-2012
Replies: 104
Views: 10,461
Posted By batterytypehah!
Nooooooo. I'm not ready for 8 weeks of...

Nooooooo.

I'm not ready for 8 weeks of relentless hyperventilation, I mean, speculation on this forum.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 03-14-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 4,382
Posted By batterytypehah!
Yes, of course as a separate option, totally...

Yes, of course as a separate option, totally agreed. And priced so that Ilford makes a profit on them, too. I just don't see how anybody could object to that.

To use a different example, I bet...
Forum: Film vs Digital 03-14-2012
Replies: 156
Views: 85,078
Posted By batterytypehah!
Definitely so. I don't spend much time on city...

Definitely so. I don't spend much time on city sidewalks or other crowded areas but having recognizable film gear on me has been a conversation starter. Including one time I was out with a Bessa-L...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 03-14-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 4,382
Posted By batterytypehah!
Does any other one come as a kit including film...

Does any other one come as a kit including film and paper?

They create the impression that everything you need is included, down to an exposure calculator, and are remarkably coy about the fact that...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-14-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 5,405
Posted By batterytypehah!
Yes, that's what I meant by separation in my...

Yes, that's what I meant by separation in my earlier posts. Sorry, I should have explained. These optics are made up of several glass pieces held together by Canada balsam. That was the best (only?)...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 03-14-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 4,382
Posted By batterytypehah!
Sorry Roger, but that's clearly the seasoned LF...

Sorry Roger, but that's clearly the seasoned LF shooter's view. IMO releasing this with a view towards attracting new users and then not offering holders is simply ridiculous. It's like Cosina...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 03-14-2012
Replies: 156
Views: 9,600
Posted By batterytypehah!
Last one from me, I promise, but my list of...

Last one from me, I promise, but my list of favorites is just not complete without

The Man Who Was Sherlock Holmes

Hans Albers and Heinz Rühmann (think Germany's George Clooney and Brad Pitt of the...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 03-14-2012
Replies: 156
Views: 9,600
Posted By batterytypehah!
^...and Bagdad Café/Out of Rosenheim and...

^...and Bagdad Café/Out of Rosenheim and Metropolis are both German but I think you're excused for not remembering ;) Nice additions.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 03-14-2012
Replies: 156
Views: 9,600
Posted By batterytypehah!
Must stop going back to this thread... But I need...

Must stop going back to this thread... But I need to add some lighter fare:

Some Like It Hot
The Big Lebowski
The Fisher King (indeed, anything by Gilliam, my wife would vote for Time Bandits)

And,...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 03-14-2012
Replies: 156
Views: 9,600
Posted By batterytypehah!
I suspect if I watched Heaven's Gate again (the...

I suspect if I watched Heaven's Gate again (the director's cut, of course), it would rank very highly, too. Even though I hate sepia.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 03-14-2012
Replies: 156
Views: 9,600
Posted By batterytypehah!
How could I forget. Hands down the most...

How could I forget. Hands down the most impressive color work I have ever seen, even though sadly it was only on a humble 20 inch CRT.

I saw Lawrence of Arabia off a pristine 70mm print in my town's...
Forum: Travel 03-14-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 4,666
Posted By batterytypehah!
I haven't been to Yosemite but I would do exactly...

I haven't been to Yosemite but I would do exactly what you're planning. Maybe slide film only, in my case, budget permitting.

Raid, Roger, you're eminently sensible, of course, but also years...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 03-13-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,104
Posted By batterytypehah!
So do I but not in digital projection (shudder)

So do I but not in digital projection (shudder)
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 03-13-2012
Replies: 156
Views: 9,600
Posted By batterytypehah!
My Life as a Dog Local Hero Master and Commander...

My Life as a Dog
Local Hero
Master and Commander - The Far Side of the World
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-13-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 5,405
Posted By batterytypehah!
Anybody? The IIa must be different from my II,...

Anybody? The IIa must be different from my II, due to the meter needle being reflected in the VF.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-12-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 1,574
Posted By batterytypehah!
FED-2 and I-22 for me: Yes it scrapes, and I also...

FED-2 and I-22 for me: Yes it scrapes, and I also need to be careful when I collapse the lens. Both of them are beat up though, so I don't mind too much.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-12-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,769
Posted By batterytypehah!
^I know nothing about that particular one but for...

^I know nothing about that particular one but for $50 at a thrift store, I'd pass. Only buy an enlarger if you can make sure it's fully functional and 100% complete. Unless it's a Beseler, or still...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-12-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 5,405
Posted By batterytypehah!
I do; a lucky find on a flea market in Germany. I...

I do; a lucky find on a flea market in Germany. I just pulled it out and realized that in bright light, its finder is starting to show some separation, too. Time to start looking for a beater donor...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-12-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 5,405
Posted By batterytypehah!
^Yep, that looks right. This reminds me, I have...

^Yep, that looks right.

This reminds me, I have a Vitomatic II with a very faint secondary image, and a Vito BR (same camera without the meter) with a good one. If the BR weren't a bit of a rarity,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-12-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 6,593
Posted By batterytypehah!
Ah lighten up, guys. The woman has been...

Ah lighten up, guys. The woman has been phenomenally successful doing what she does. You sound like sour grapes.

Say you're a professional chef, trained in France, what have you, and a friend says...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-12-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 5,405
Posted By batterytypehah!
There's another screw hidden behind the advance...

There's another screw hidden behind the advance lever (resting position).

I think the top should pull off, leaving the meter behind, but I don't know for sure. I haven't worked on a Vitomatic but I...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-11-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 9,137
Posted By batterytypehah!
I have the R1s, got it cheap from KEH because the...

I have the R1s, got it cheap from KEH because the LCD was already dead. I'm convinced they all die sooner or later, so why pay more for a functional one? Same thing about the lens gasket, too.

The...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-10-2012
Replies: 2,917
Views: 1,782,424
Posted By batterytypehah!
Finished the roll of color 200 that I started...

Finished the roll of color 200 that I started last weekend, in the apple orchard next door to us. After a long chat with our dear neighbor who did indeed ask "can you still get film for that?" when I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-08-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,558
Posted By batterytypehah!
Gearhead nit-picky answer first: The Rollei is...

Gearhead nit-picky answer first: The Rollei is full-frame.

And no, I'm probably still firmly on the acquisition side.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-08-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,719
Posted By batterytypehah!
Interesting. My "donor" was a step above...

Interesting. My "donor" was a step above disposable, one of those plasticky but reloadable fix-focus things, and it had two separate VF lenses. So I removed that whole section of molded plastic with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-08-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,719
Posted By batterytypehah!
Wow, nice job on the VF and meter bracket. I'm...

Wow, nice job on the VF and meter bracket. I'm building a 35 finder from a cannibalized thrift store (charity store) camera myself.

Welcome to RFF!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-08-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,209
Posted By batterytypehah!
Not biting. Betcha you won't do it, Joe. If you...

Not biting. Betcha you won't do it, Joe. If you were serious, you'd just put them up auction-style and get it over with.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-08-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,159
Posted By batterytypehah!
See, democracy really is capitalist decadence....

See, democracy really is capitalist decadence. I'm with pakeha.

And of course I voted Labo(u)r.

P.S.: Happy International Women's Day.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-08-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 4,085
Posted By batterytypehah!
Here's the official word from KEH. For the two or...

Here's the official word from KEH. For the two or three people on RFF who are not on the mailing list...
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