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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-08-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 2,371
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
On mine, the screw-in piece is just a flat piece...

On mine, the screw-in piece is just a flat piece of glass that makes no difference to the viewfinder image. Although presumably you could get diopters if you needed them.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-13-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,765
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
I tracked down my #2137 and tried it on the GF670...

I tracked down my #2137 and tried it on the GF670 and it does fit fine.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-13-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,765
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
Maybe the Acratech (#2137)? They don't...

Maybe the Acratech (#2137)? They don't specifically call out the GF670, but it's a pretty generic plate with a lip:

http://www.acratech.net/quick-release-plates/2137/
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-16-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 880
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
Ok, it's been a long time since I've used a roll...

Ok, it's been a long time since I've used a roll of Foma, so I'm just assuming it has an arrow.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-16-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 880
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
Just to confirm: you do wind the film with the...

Just to confirm: you do wind the film with the back open until the arrow on the backing paper lines up with the red arrows on the body, and then you close the back and wind until the counter stops on...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 09-12-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,662
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
I can dig it. Few things annoy me as much as...

I can dig it. Few things annoy me as much as getting nose prints on the screen when using a top mount finder.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-10-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2,158
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
It does appear to be a restyling of the 210....

It does appear to be a restyling of the 210. Sounds like they moved the focus range selector from a button to a lens ring, and the rest is cosmetic.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-31-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 7,343
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
I can't tell you much about them, but presumably...

I can't tell you much about them, but presumably the decision comes down to whether you want a leaf shutter for flash sync or not, yes?
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-05-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 3,723
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
I've never had UPS ask me to create an account to...

I've never had UPS ask me to create an account to track a package. Just tried it now. Maybe there was an (non-obvious, of course) option to skip the login?
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-10-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 14,251
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
Mine started at 0001. But I always format my...

Mine started at 0001. But I always format my cards when I put a new one in a camera before taking any pics.
Forum: Other RF 05-26-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 881
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
Ok, thanks. I was finally able to see the...

Ok, thanks. I was finally able to see the framelines. They are very faint on mine, and because of my glasses I have to scrunch my face up against the camera to see them.
Forum: Other RF 05-25-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 881
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
Couple of Ricoh 519M questions

Hi folks, I've got a Ricoh 519M, and it doesn't have any framelines. Is it supposed to, or are they prone to fading?

Also, there's a button on the back next to the PC socket: is this the rewind...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 04-03-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 3,848
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
DP2, or DP2M? Assuming the latter, I would also...

DP2, or DP2M? Assuming the latter, I would also agree that the DP2M is on the right. If you go find full rez images on Flickr (or wherever), and compare them at 100%, you will see that the Sigma is...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-16-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,812
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
Could you clarify? IIRC, the Multi and the...

Could you clarify? IIRC, the Multi and the Multi-II have the same optical resolution (1128 ppi for medium format). Pretty sure the II only interpolates higher MF resolutions.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-26-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,582
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
Keep in mind you can also use the flashes from...

Keep in mind you can also use the flashes from the Contax SLRs on the G series (e.g. the TLA 280 and 360). They tend to be pretty cheap.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-15-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,028
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
Optech makes at least one strap with clips on the...

Optech makes at least one strap with clips on the ends that will attach directly to the posts.

http://optechusa.com/super-pro-strap.html

You need the "A" version.
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-08-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 137,614
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
The Amazon links have been killed already....

The Amazon links have been killed already. Somebody got ahead of the program.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-04-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 3,135
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
Pretty impressive if it can run for 2 hours off...

Pretty impressive if it can run for 2 hours off an LR44 battery.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-03-2011
Replies: 124
Views: 13,472
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
According to the spreadsheet I use to record my...

According to the spreadsheet I use to record my serial numbers, I have 52 cameras. (I'll admit it: I'm more of a gearhead than a photographer. The photos are just an excuse to use the gear, but every...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-18-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 4,768
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
Sounds like the OP got taken by a chargeback...

Sounds like the OP got taken by a chargeback scammer. That's been going on for years, but eBay (and Paypal) policies are designed to protect the buyer as much as possible (even the small percentage...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-24-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 3,290
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
As an office drone myself, in my experience there...

As an office drone myself, in my experience there is a reluctance of people to be doing personal things online during the work day. Some companies outright forbid it, others just discourage it. But...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-01-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,793
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
I use 6:00 for Kodak, 7:00 for Fuji, at 38 deg C...

I use 6:00 for Kodak, 7:00 for Fuji, at 38 deg C in Jobo drums (rotation).
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-01-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,280
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
As cheap as the TLA 280 is at KEH, I decided I'd...

As cheap as the TLA 280 is at KEH, I decided I'd rather part with money rather than time. Got one on the way. Thanks everyone.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-28-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,280
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
Okay, well I figured it was worth looking into. ...

Okay, well I figured it was worth looking into. I'm comfortable using it in A and M, but TTL would have been nice too. I found the hot shoe pinout for Nikon, but not Contax: does anyone know the...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-27-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,280
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
Will a Nikon SB-20 do TTL properly on a Contax G1?

Hi all, I'm looking for alternatives to my TLA 200 flash. I also happen to have a Nikon SB-20, which looks like it might work. So long as I set it to TTL the flash symbol lights up in the...
Forum: Photo Software 02-21-2010
Replies: 98
Views: 8,129
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
While I don't know the exact specifics, I was...

While I don't know the exact specifics, I was under the impression that people in the U.S. pay a lot higher price for many pharmaceuticals than in most of Europe.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-30-2009
Replies: 69
Views: 3,455
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
As far as a time frame for which the buyer might...

As far as a time frame for which the buyer might expect a refund, my personal expectation would be at least a week after receipt, but not more that two. If the problem existed when it arrived, IMO...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2009
Replies: 53
Views: 3,403
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
Look at it this way. With the advent of digital,...

Look at it this way. With the advent of digital, I would guess that the number of film cameras out there in the world outnumbers the number of film camera users by a huge margin. So, no I don't...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 04-19-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 3,368
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
Wow, I wasn't expecting that much detail. I did...

Wow, I wasn't expecting that much detail. I did find the instructions on Mick Feuerbacher's web page, so the pics help with the understanding.

Actually, the shutter speeds sound quite good. At...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 04-19-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 3,368
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
Questions about my Konica Auto S2

1) There are no click-stops on my aperture ring. Is this normal, or is there something wrong with it?
2) Do the aperture blades never fully open, so as to give a round aperture? On mine, when I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-21-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,865
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
I would have to second the recommendation for the...

I would have to second the recommendation for the Pentax-A 70-210/4.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-06-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,240
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
And, as always, don't confuse the F3 with the...

And, as always, don't confuse the F3 with the F3HP (they have different sizes for the eyepiece thread).
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-13-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 2,127
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
Sorry, what I meant was that buying from the UK...

Sorry, what I meant was that buying from the UK is less of a good deal than buying from Canada at current exchange rates. It's still a good deal compared to buying body and lens individually from...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-12-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 2,127
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
The man probably likes to have his evenings and...

The man probably likes to have his evenings and weekends off as much as anybody. But I know the Rangerfinderforum crowd goes at it 24/7, so this seemed like as good a place to start. I'd have...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-12-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 2,127
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
To partially answer my own question, it doesn't...

To partially answer my own question, it doesn't appear to be a Canadian-only deal. Robert White (UK) also lists the bundles, although the USD to GBP exchange rate makes them less of a good deal. ...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-12-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 2,127
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
What's the deal with the discounted Ikon kits?

Hi all,

After reading the news about 6 weeks ago of the discounted body/lens kits for the Zeiss Ikon, I've been keeping my eyes open. But it doesn't seem like U.S. dealers are taking part...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-26-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 2,526
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
I hope so too. But at least I know what to watch...

I hope so too. But at least I know what to watch out for. Was the return a silver label too, not green label?
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-26-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 2,526
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
I just ordered a backup G1

I've been hemming and hawwing about getting a backup G1 for a while. I've got the 28/45/90 set, so I've been keeping an eye on KEH's silver label prices. Last night I noticed they had dropped the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-01-2008
Replies: 53
Views: 5,391
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
Kodak made a lot of (now defunct) film formats,...

Kodak made a lot of (now defunct) film formats, and a lot of folding cameras in those formats; see:

http://www.nwmangum.com/Kodak/FilmHist.html

If you have decent mechanical skills, you can try...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-25-2008
Replies: 93
Views: 10,759
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
Bunch of info on Isolettes...

Bunch of info on Isolettes here:

http://www.ph.utexas.edu/~yue/misc/AnscAgfa.html#Iso2 (http://www.ph.utexas.edu/%7Eyue/misc/AnscAgfa.html#Iso2)
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-24-2008
Replies: 93
Views: 10,759
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
Yes, the Apotar is better than the Agnar. And...

Yes, the Apotar is better than the Agnar. And $35 is a good price.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-19-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,274
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
Glad you liked it. Hypothesis, experiment,...

Glad you liked it. Hypothesis, experiment, results, and reporting all in one neat package.



No thanks, freezers do a lot better job, I think, and I've already got one full of film and paper. No...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-18-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,274
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
You can guess if you like; I'll stick with the...

You can guess if you like; I'll stick with the scientific method:

http://picasaweb.google.com/JayThirsty/ForumExamples#5247532461669376338...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-18-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,274
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
I guess I was a bit too vague. What I meant was...

I guess I was a bit too vague. What I meant was that a bulk roll takes up less space than 18 rolls in individual retail packaging (or 4 boxes of 5, or a 20 box, or whatever the commercial packaging...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-18-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,274
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
Bulk rolls also make a lot of sense for freezing,...

Bulk rolls also make a lot of sense for freezing, since the canister takes up a lot less space than the 18+ cassettes would.
Forum: Nikon RF 08-21-2008
Replies: 220
Views: 22,176
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
The comments about the immutability of the...

The comments about the immutability of the "physics" with respect to light fall-off in the corners of a larger sensor are fine and dandy, except that they rely on an unspoken set of assumptions:

1)...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-26-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 31,943
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
Say What?

The last moon landing was in 1972. The Nikon F3 didn't come out until 1980. If I'm not mistaken, most of the pictures on the moon were taken with Hasselblads.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-29-2008
Replies: 70
Views: 22,994
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
You say you want the benefit of RF focusing? ...

You say you want the benefit of RF focusing? Keep in mind, the Contax doesn't have an RF patch at all. You won't be able to visually see what the camera is focused on in the viewfinder, there's...
Forum: Off Topic 02-08-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 790
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
What's with his collection of Tomioka 55/1.2s?

One thing I have never understood is why he appears to be trying to corner the market on the Tomioka 55/1.2?

About a year ago I read Mike Johnston's SMP article on the 'Glow' and thought it sounded...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-12-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,542
Posted By Jerry Thirsty
Personally I've been using rechargeable CRV3s. ...

Personally I've been using rechargeable CRV3s. You need to be careful when buying because some of them can be charged to too high a voltage which can damage the camera. I've been using the Moby...
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