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Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-05-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,187
Posted By enasniearth
You are being a good and honest person which is...

You are being a good and honest person which is how eBay should work
Unfortunately not everyone deals in that manner.
I’m not sure what the Rollie door sold for however it could have been a much more...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 06-15-2019
Replies: 283
Views: 71,958
Posted By enasniearth
original s2 strap

please be careful if find one of these -
the metal swivels and clasps can dent and scratch a nice camera
you can wrap them with tape to protect .
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-11-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,996
Posted By enasniearth
counteroffers

a 50% offer is not really a serious offer
some of us were brought up haggling and consider it fun
for others its just too personal and a pain in the butt

in the 1970's I went to look at a 1950's...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-02-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 945
Posted By enasniearth
you have a true friend perhaps you can return...

you have a true friend
perhaps you can return the favor
Forum: Nikon RF 04-12-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 772
Posted By enasniearth
Sp2005

The gem of the kit is the multicoated 35 f1.8
Then again many spís have dim rf spots or finder issues

You donít need all the boxes / paperwork/ etc

I have seen just the body and lens in used...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-17-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 7,117
Posted By enasniearth
nikon

nikon tried this 13 years ago -- but it was as an instant collectable and they lost money on every one .
only 2500 black sp with all black 3,5cm 1.8 were made
many of those are being used now -...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-01-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 18,711
Posted By enasniearth
Interesting collection

Interesting collection
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-09-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,701
Posted By enasniearth
The sp finder is very complex I guess it’s...

The sp finder is very complex
I guess it’s possible to remove just the front prism assembly
There are set screws and it is cemented in place
If you are lucky enough to repair the prism
It still...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-18-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 6,285
Posted By enasniearth
L2

The only other difference
The L2 is only synchronized for flashbulbs
Not electronic flash as the L1 is
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 04-15-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 1,064
Posted By enasniearth
it may be a replacement top cover from after the...

it may be a replacement top cover from after the war
engraved with the original serial number
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-25-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,124
Posted By enasniearth
Iím with the 50mm f1.5. Canon barrel with postwar...

Iím with the 50mm f1.5. Canon barrel with postwar zeiss optic module
The canon lens is a sonar type ,so less work ó donít have to extensively modify barrel length and change from ape rather...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-21-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,505
Posted By enasniearth
the third type Canadian summicron (aka bokah king...

the third type Canadian summicron (aka bokah king ) has a plastic part for the focus barrel mount that breaks or wears out . the later German lens has a metal part used . optically Canadian and...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-21-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 3,214
Posted By enasniearth
Really you can have this problem with any buyer ,...

Really you can have this problem with any buyer , however the international shipping complicates things .
The fact that they claimed at one point that they only received one camera is suspect ó this...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-17-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By enasniearth
thats true , you adapt the longer focal length...

thats true , you adapt the longer focal length adapters to the 35 focal length ,
you can't adapt them back even though they retain their original markings .
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-17-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By enasniearth
The leica or voigtlander adapter are the best...

The leica or voigtlander adapter are the best

In response to the one marked Leica , there were a group of modern adapters marked Leica that had the new style lettering on the current lenses - they...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-13-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By enasniearth
nikkor

sounds like it wasn't put back together right
is the aperture wide open at between f2.8 and f4 ?
if so the index is off
the ring on the back of the lens behind the spring collar tightens the ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-02-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,146
Posted By enasniearth
m4

I think keh has a return period and a guarantee

shoot some film to determine if the back door has any light leaks (possible but usually not )
the advance lever may have some up and down , well I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-25-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,751
Posted By enasniearth
KEH Seems to make a lot of mistakes They sold...

KEH
Seems to make a lot of mistakes
They sold an early Nikkor 85mm f2 in Leica screwmount
For $175
It was marked made in occupied japan on the barrel
Very rare and sold as ordinary
Congratulations...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-30-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,817
Posted By enasniearth
Your best bet for removing the covering is to...

Your best bet for removing the covering is to have the back installed / locked in to a camera when working
Still the painted part with the covering is aluminum alloy which will melt in the chemicals...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-30-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,817
Posted By enasniearth
The problem with removing the vinyl leatherette...

The problem with removing the vinyl leatherette from the back is that the metal is thin and easily distorted or bent , removing leatherette from body castings goes easier as they are thick and rigid
Forum: Nikon RF 01-28-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,817
Posted By enasniearth
There 5 rivets The two on the ends hold the back...

There 5 rivets
The two on the ends hold the back to the base
The other 3 have a collar that allows a bar to slide and engage a second back lock ,
Forum: Nikon RF 01-28-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,817
Posted By enasniearth
The baseplate on the back is brass painted black...

The baseplate on the back is brass painted black on the black sp
Forum: Nikon RF 01-28-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,817
Posted By enasniearth
the body shell is a casting (aluminum alloy) it...

the body shell is a casting (aluminum alloy) it has a yellow primer on some cameras, then black paint - others appear to be black nickel then black paint

the black part of the back is black paint...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-28-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,039
Posted By enasniearth
This was part of peter decherts collection He...

This was part of peter decherts collection
He wrote the canon rangefinder camera book
Song of snow bought much of his collection several years back
I purchased his black paint canon L1 from song...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-21-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 931
Posted By enasniearth
does leica reset shutter count to 0 when servicing

I have a monochrom m9 type that shows 892 acuations using an online tool ,
it shows the serial number and other data from the camera using the last shot DNG file , the former owner sent it in to...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 01-18-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 31,289
Posted By enasniearth
forum issue

forum issue
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 01-18-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 31,289
Posted By enasniearth
black canon

the black L1 is a pretty camera
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-15-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 6,972
Posted By enasniearth
canon 35mm f2

canon 35mm f2
Forum: Nikon RF 01-14-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 912
Posted By enasniearth
Wes has the best answer

Wes has the best answer
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-06-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 2,915
Posted By enasniearth
I've had very good luck on eBay for many years....

I've had very good luck on eBay for many years. that changed recently
the new change to eBay was the money back guarantee --- now extended to overseas sales. I sold an item out of the us, the buyer...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-03-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,383
Posted By enasniearth
the second image is very strong thanks for...

the second image is very strong
thanks for posting them
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-03-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 2,915
Posted By enasniearth
they actually pay the return shipping to you if...

they actually pay the return shipping to you if you dont come to an agreement
I had the same experience sent stuff in they gave me a total about 1/3 of the online calculator
I called them and they...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,607
Posted By enasniearth
yeah I get it the description states the non...

yeah I get it
the description states the non original parts ,
still
still
a 57 year old black paint leica with no wear ?
an m2 black paint is a rare camera and most have not held up well
as they were...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,607
Posted By enasniearth
black m2

on CameraQuest website
its in a group of 350 original black paint with self timer
part of a larger group of chrome ones but these 350 are black paint
the one on ebay is too nice for $2500
my guess...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-02-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,429
Posted By enasniearth
Hologon

I had the hologon kit in Contax g series
I was quoted $500 to convert it to Leica m from two different places
I have seen some beautiful work use it the Leica monochrome on the net since it is b&w...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-01-2018
Replies: 93
Views: 7,323
Posted By enasniearth
nikon repair

its difficult to find someone to work on an sp finder
Pete smith has passed now (he refused to work on the wide angle part of the finder) but did most other work .
ken ruth has retired - he worked...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-01-2018
Replies: 93
Views: 7,323
Posted By enasniearth
nikon sp

the camera was sold as a parts camera here for $250 on rff
it is useable in bright light but as described in the ad the gold reflective surface in the main prism has deteriorated ,
the camera is...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-01-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,111
Posted By enasniearth
finders

the L and the C marks are for leica and contax

the C finder has a unique foot that fits the accessory shoe on a contax rf camera , the front with the half circle cutout sits around a pin in the...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 12-30-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1,627
Posted By enasniearth
nikon s 8 digit

I looked your camera up in rotolonis nikon rf book

looks like there were about 1230 made of your type

there were 2 separate 8 digit groups

the first is very rare and the last number is always 1...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-29-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 924
Posted By enasniearth
I used the marumi filter on my 35mm f1.8 canon...

I used the marumi filter on my 35mm f1.8 canon and was happy with it
to have a protecter on the glass and it is multi coated
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-28-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,266
Posted By enasniearth
28

it depends on the 28 ,
all the ones since the m6 m4p the 28 brings up the 28/90 frame line pair so you get the 90 frame
I think the very early ones brought up the 35 frame but I can't remember...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-14-2017
Replies: 183
Views: 27,751
Posted By enasniearth
my story is a little different I wanted an rf...

my story is a little different
I wanted an rf camera in 1973 to shoot in low light
a wheeler dealer I knew said a friend of his that bought and sold cars had taken a leica
as partial trade on a car...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-09-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By enasniearth
Leica did conversions Say to update to motor...

Leica did conversions
Say to update to motor drive and black paint
If it’s not on the list it is suspect
That someone else did it - perhaps to sell
You should post it to Jim lager with pictures...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-25-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,879
Posted By enasniearth
Ive found Over the years I end up buying it back

Ive found
Over the years
I end up buying it back
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 09-26-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,708
Posted By enasniearth
the red curtain looks to be in very nice...

the red curtain looks to be in very nice condition
Most of these Fl no cameras were defaced on the rear
Does the lens have a defaced area also
The top of the case is it marked or defaced
The...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-25-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 2,275
Posted By enasniearth
You see the same items listed over and over with...

You see the same items listed over and over with new hijacked accounts

The problem on eBay as a seller is someone can return an item for any reason , usually item not as described , they find...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 09-13-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 2,232
Posted By enasniearth
I have no idea The mount numbers are...

I have no idea
The mount numbers are interesting
The group of your 610 lens has less produced than the other groups
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 09-13-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 2,232
Posted By enasniearth
Japanese dates are opposite ours , they list the...

Japanese dates are opposite ours , they list the year first then month
they were on a different calendar but by coincidence the last digit of the year is the same
the Nikon one was 609 sept 1946 but...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 09-13-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 2,232
Posted By enasniearth
early 5cm f3.5 Nikon

this lens came to me on a seiki kogaku sii within the first 500 made
The lens was in the 57 xxxx group July 1945 design / production
It has 44 stamped on the rest of the mount
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 09-11-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 2,232
Posted By enasniearth
nikkor 3.5 collapsible

the numbers indicate the design date or perhaps production commencement date
the number 610 is October 1946 , at that point lenses were standardized and this lens was probably on a canon sii , there...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-03-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 882
Posted By enasniearth
If it's a Nikon rf lens The optical assembly is...

If it's a Nikon rf lens
The optical assembly is off in the mount
If I remember correctly you loosen the ring on the back of the lens (there may be a setscrew) and set the optic in a place where...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-14-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 1,538
Posted By enasniearth
Dag

I received my earlier 35 summilux back about 2weeks ago
The repair time was a little more than expected
He had to adjust the lens as the focus point was off some
Don does nice work
He is swamped...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-11-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,379
Posted By enasniearth
It looks minor and I would not worry about it...

It looks minor and I would not worry about it very much
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,094
Posted By enasniearth
I've never been charged a customs fee for items...

I've never been charged a customs fee for items purchased from Japan
Shipped to the us
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-17-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 2,220
Posted By enasniearth
I took some pictures of my 3.5cm f1.8 and a 2.8cm...

I took some pictures of my 3.5cm f1.8 and a 2.8cm f3.5
no mater where the focusing is set , the screw location is at 20 feet on the distance scale (they rotate together)
on your lens it lines up...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-17-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 2,220
Posted By enasniearth
Jon Looking at your photos of your lenses the...

Jon
Looking at your photos of your lenses the screw that holds the ring lines with the 7 meter (20 feet ) mark on the distance scale , these rotate together
Looking at the nomadias lens the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-17-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 2,220
Posted By enasniearth
I notice jons lens has the screw holding the...

I notice jons lens has the screw holding the coupling ring at about the 7 meter mark on the distance scale
Yours seems to be close to infinity mark
I looked at mine it's like jons
When the infinity...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-14-2017
Replies: 141
Views: 8,335
Posted By enasniearth
Digital Leica

Unfortunately only Leica can work on the digital models
With the film cameras and lenses you have other options

The cut off on sensor replacement for cameras under 5 years old
Has the service...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-12-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 2,521
Posted By enasniearth
Due to my last experience with eBay Doubt that I...

Due to my last experience with eBay
Doubt that I will offer international sales again
They offered me 3 resolutions
---accept a return and pay shipping both ways
----refund payment buyer keeps...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 2,521
Posted By enasniearth
Unfortunately the haze was very minor but there I...

Unfortunately the haze was very minor but there
I listed as seller does not accept returns
The buyer left positive feedback saying he was happy,
Then filled for a return days later
I just want to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-08-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 2,521
Posted By enasniearth
eBay now provides satisfaction guarantee for...

eBay now provides satisfaction guarantee for international purchases
For this change the seller is responsible for the shipping charges both ways
I had an item come back made in 1945 , the...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-25-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,626
Posted By enasniearth
The one that sold had an engraving on the focus...

The one that sold had an engraving on the focus scale ring
Which lowers the price some .
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-18-2017
Replies: 86
Views: 9,380
Posted By enasniearth
Unfortunately the website is written by Fred m He...

Unfortunately the website is written by Fred m
He has published articles on what makes a wartime Zeiss sonnar 50 f1.5 in Leica mount genuine
The pictures he uses are not genuine wartime sonnars and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-17-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 2,275
Posted By enasniearth
If someone's PayPal is locked there is a...

If someone's PayPal is locked there is a reason
Not worth the risk to send a second payment

I see you have the item
Leave positive feedback
Call PayPal and tell them you have the item and are...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-14-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,776
Posted By enasniearth
Leica 24

In the 1970's I used the metal body leitz bright lines ,
They were the best brightest finders you could buy .
Now many have haze , no one is repairing them as parts are not availible
About 8 years...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-10-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 971
Posted By enasniearth
He's probably speaking about the shutter speed...

He's probably speaking about the shutter speed dials .
There are two a high and low speed , both black finish with white and salmon infill on a black dial camera
Forum: Nikon RF 04-29-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,020
Posted By enasniearth
mix up

his website is perhaps not as accurate as his reputation suggests


the German standard for thread pitch is based on a microscope , which is 26 threads per inch (English standard)
Japanese...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-23-2017
Replies: 761
Views: 241,254
Posted By enasniearth
Nikon sp story

I sold this camera to keh at one of their buying events perhaps 5 years ago ,
they tried to sell at auction several times , and kept reducing the price on their website , finally it was gone .
I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-20-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,112
Posted By enasniearth
An original button rewind m2 just closed at $4600...

An original button rewind m2 just closed at $4600 on ebay
It was engraved on the back under the wind lever with the
Photographers name a professional who also taught
I think only 300 black m2 were...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-05-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,708
Posted By enasniearth
s2 parts

one more page
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-05-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,708
Posted By enasniearth
nikon s2 may help

parts book
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-29-2017
Replies: 91
Views: 8,782
Posted By enasniearth
I've had every major repair person make a goof on...

I've had every major repair person make a goof on a camera in the last 25 years ,
One Nikon guy said sorry for my bad hair day .
In the end all these cameras are pretty old now .
The difference is...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-27-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By enasniearth
finder

the 28 finder would be a better choice , many optical finders show an area smaller than what is actually on the film .
2mm narrower is not much , I shot a lot with a Nikon s and s2 in the 1970's you...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-19-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,346
Posted By enasniearth
Nikon sp 28mm

another shot from the factory
Forum: Nikon RF 03-19-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,346
Posted By enasniearth
2.8cm f3.5 nikkor on sp

hopefully some pictures from abandoned can factory
this was my first attempt at resizing for internet ,
Forum: Nikon RF 03-17-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 943
Posted By enasniearth
Black s2

The chrome dial s2 in black is the rarer of the the two types,
The distance scale should be chrome , the top controls are the early type painted black ,there are details to look for , if you have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-07-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 1,848
Posted By enasniearth
When PayPal split from eBay they adopted their...

When PayPal split from eBay they adopted their own resolution process
Here in the us I've found PayPal more helpful ,
eBay has overseas contact centers that seem to be very nice but can only read...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 01-21-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 3,028
Posted By enasniearth
Spmotor

There is no motor plate so the motor will not lock on th body with the turn key, neither will a standard back since the bottom camera plate needs to be in place . Kui is correct the s type motors...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-18-2017
Replies: 629
Views: 49,397
Posted By enasniearth
The m10 is being offered preorder now

The m10 is being offered preorder now
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-01-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,025
Posted By enasniearth
reglue loose vulcanite

I purchased an m4 ,
the edges of the vulcanite body cover are loose and pieces want to break off .

any recommendations on what glue to use ?
Forum: Nikon RF 12-26-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 6,667
Posted By enasniearth
The guy started shutterbug ads said your camera...

The guy started shutterbug ads said your camera is worth what you think it is to you , or what someone else will give you for it , or what you can get in trade ,

To post on someone's ad 'I'll give...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-25-2016
Replies: 71
Views: 5,791
Posted By enasniearth
I'm with Fred In the early eBay days people were...

I'm with Fred
In the early eBay days people were happy to get an item they would never find in several years of camera shows .
It seems the expectations are very high now .
Don't get me wrong I...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-13-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 5,305
Posted By enasniearth
In the us shipping to the us Usps priority mail...

In the us shipping to the us
Usps priority mail is less money than ups or fedx
Usually sellers ship ground fedx and ups which takes a week plus , priority is here in 3 days .
If I miss a delivery...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-08-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 6,667
Posted By enasniearth
To put it in prospective 138,000 nikon...

To put it in prospective 138,000 nikon rangefinder cameras total all models were produced,
Leica made 233,000 m3 cameras just one of their models .
So for every 4 nikons you see there are 7 Leica...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-07-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 6,667
Posted By enasniearth
You offered $550 for a camera that's offered for...

You offered $550 for a camera that's offered for $1350?
I think the price may be high but really , offering 40% could
Be perceived as , a joke .
Or at the least an unrealistic offer .
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 11-27-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 3,337
Posted By enasniearth
Nikon 1

There's a big differance between the westlicht camera and the ebay one .

The camera in the westlicht auction is perhaps the 3rd actually sold , the numbers 6091-60921 were test cameras made to think...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-15-2016
Replies: 71
Views: 5,185
Posted By enasniearth
I joined here after looking at the forum many...

I joined here after looking at the forum many times .
Only joined to post an ad for a tower camera , 9 years later still here .
Everyone has that first ad with 0 feedback
Welcome .
The photos in...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-13-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 1,374
Posted By enasniearth
Blades

The wide aperature nikkors have a complex hickey stick shaped aperature .
The earlier nikkors with the non equidistant markings have a simple shape, dateing far back .

Oil on the blades can make...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-23-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,924
Posted By enasniearth
The market is in general down and selling...

The market is in general down and selling purchased items is more difficult than 5 years ago .
You would have to find items mislisted or offered buy it now by sellers that had no knowledge of cameras...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-23-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 3,888
Posted By enasniearth
Pink and white marks on varifocal

The two different color marks on the focal length selection ring
Refer to the difference in image size the film sees versus what you see
Through the finder , I think the pink ones are for close...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-18-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 2,997
Posted By enasniearth
Nikon f era wide angle

If you are looking for f period lenses

The 24mm f2.8 was introduced in 1967 , it has a good rep.
The 35mm f1.4 was introduced in 1970 , one of the best , the finder image is very bright , larger...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-17-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 3,888
Posted By enasniearth
Sbloo

The 35 leitz finder came with two different bases .
One is a pressed metal , the other a standard shoe .
Look for the one with the standard machined base .
The pressed metal one bends more easily...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-14-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 3,888
Posted By enasniearth
Nikon finders

If you are buying a varifocal , try to purchase the type 2 , it has the distance and focal length markings on top , and is easier in practice to use ,
The varifocal is big and I'm not a fan unless...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-13-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 3,888
Posted By enasniearth
3.5 cm brightline

The black 3.5 cm brightline finder is among the best of nippon kogaku finders
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-22-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 4,732
Posted By enasniearth
Hexar rf

I purchased a hexar rf brand new , body only many years ago .
I shot with it about 5 years .
It was then that an error code 11 shutter motor occurred .
Minolta bought konica ,
Sony bought minolta...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-08-2016
Replies: 135
Views: 6,899
Posted By enasniearth
Water resistant / weatherproof Only reason

Water resistant / weatherproof

Only reason
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-04-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 2,026
Posted By enasniearth
Cameras were not completed in serial number order...

Cameras were not completed in serial number order , most in early days were hand assembled by one person .
Since sII production lasted about 30 months and 11 months of production are not marked made...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-04-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 2,026
Posted By enasniearth
The early ones are not marked They were made...

The early ones are not marked
They were made before the made in occupied Japan marking was required
Most early ones were purchased by us servicemen stationed in Japan .

Peter writes in his canon...
Forum: Nikon RF 08-11-2016
Replies: 99
Views: 9,749
Posted By enasniearth
Still, If I had only one film camera , It would...

Still,
If I had only one film camera ,
It would be a black dial nikon s2 ,
With the 5cm f1.4 nikkor ,

If I was able to have some lenses
The 2.8cm f3.5 late black nikkor ,
With a leitz brightline...
Forum: Nikon RF 08-08-2016
Replies: 99
Views: 9,749
Posted By enasniearth
If you want a black sp , I would buy the 2005 kit...

If you want a black sp , I would buy the 2005 kit which has the multicoated 3.5cm f1.8 included .on ebay I see them as low as $3600
The Leica m4 loads very quick if you are sitting at a table with...
Forum: RFF News 07-27-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 6,319
Posted By enasniearth
Ektachrome

Photomoof is right ,
I do miss ektachrome
That and hie b&w infrared .

An old blues song

"A tree grows in my backyard ,
It only grows at night,
It's branches are all twisted ,
It's leaves afraid of...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-25-2016
Replies: 58
Views: 8,041
Posted By enasniearth
So you think some parts may be from an s3m? The...

So you think some parts may be from an s3m?
The modified multi finder part goes with the top cover cut out for it .
as photomoof mentioned it's listed as nikon s3 black.
That's about it . No claims...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-23-2016
Replies: 58
Views: 8,041
Posted By enasniearth
Nikon s3m

There's now an article on the cameraquest site about the outfit .
So the winner is known .
Forum: Nikon RF 07-07-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By enasniearth
Timmy , I would purchase a nikon s2 with the 5cm...

Timmy ,
I would purchase a nikon s2 with the 5cm f1.4 lens ,
If you use telephoto lenses the nikon ones not marked "c" on the barrel are for nikon , as highway61 has shown the "c" ones only work with...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-02-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,952
Posted By enasniearth
Customs seems to be hit and miss . Sometimes...

Customs seems to be hit and miss .
Sometimes things move through quickly ,
It unnerving to have a package stuck there with no updates for 10 days .
Not unusual though .
Usually it will be delivered...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-14-2016
Replies: 118
Views: 12,709
Posted By enasniearth
Steve , What are you baseing your assessment on...

Steve ,
What are you baseing your assessment on ?
A nikon s2 with a 5cm f1.4 lens can be found at a reasonable price
Most have a bright rf spot , if not cleaning the small prism usually
brings it...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-14-2016
Replies: 118
Views: 12,709
Posted By enasniearth
I've used both , each has its strong points . The...

I've used both , each has its strong points .
The s2 was my first rangefinder camera ,
It came with an amazing 5cm f1.4 lens
The m3 was much more expensive with a 50mm f3.5
This was in 1974 when...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-11-2016
Replies: 118
Views: 12,709
Posted By enasniearth
With Leica - the box has sharp defined edges ,...

With Leica - the box has sharp defined edges , silver is the reflecting surface
These edges make it easy to use lines that are split by the box and outer area to focus --line up the line through the...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-09-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By enasniearth
Nikons

Ebay is still a good place to look,
Sure lots of stuff is listed over and over ,
Tough weeding through it over and over .
You should be able to find a nice nikon s2 black dial with a 5cm f1.4 black...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-07-2016
Replies: 55
Views: 5,449
Posted By enasniearth
Offer everything for sale and shoot with what no...

Offer everything for sale and shoot with what no one buys .
Forum: Nikon RF 06-06-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 7,521
Posted By enasniearth
Hoods

I guess I can't understand the hoods ,
When lenses were uncoated it was a must to keep contrast .
Most rf nikkors have recessed front glass and hoods are unnecessary .
Postwar coated glass is...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-31-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 4,107
Posted By enasniearth
Babaky, Your camera is very nice , with the...

Babaky,
Your camera is very nice , with the original lens also.
I think the haze someone mentioned is reflection of the bubble wrap
The camera is sitting on ,
I have one , however it is worn on the...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 05-30-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 12,883
Posted By enasniearth
Nikkors

If I remember correctly
The only nikkor nikon has publicly apologized for
Is the 43-86 zoom .
Forum: Nikon RF 05-14-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,115
Posted By enasniearth
Contax / nikon

I've posted this before
Leitz started as a microscope manufacturer
Microscopes are an English standard of 26 threads per inch .
Japanese manufacturers assumed the Leica was based metric
25.4...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-27-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 9,227
Posted By enasniearth
Black s3 reissue

You find an oddball going low sometimes .
An s3 black reissue with the reissue 50/1.4 went for $1615
Recently , no box , no case , no hood , no presentation kit .
Lowest I've seen .
Someone did well.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-14-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,522
Posted By enasniearth
Nikkors

The only one I have had apart was a late 85/2
That was a train wreck outside
On the 85 there is a black sleeve/ tube that hold the depth of field scale .
Three small screws hold it in place ,
When...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 03-26-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 3,382
Posted By enasniearth
It has the correct 5cm Olympic nikkor , My guess...

It has the correct 5cm Olympic nikkor ,
My guess is $2500 final price
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-13-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,862
Posted By enasniearth
Iiic k

Could be a grey paint camera that was striped and poorly rechromed
Forum: Nikon RF 03-03-2016
Replies: 124
Views: 14,049
Posted By enasniearth
S2 black dial with late black and chrome 5cm...

S2 black dial with late black and chrome 5cm 1.4
3.5cm f2.5 chrome
8.5cm f2 chrome
10.5cm f2.5 black and chrome
3.5cm black bright line finder
10.5cm black bright line finder
A complete set
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-21-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 5,940
Posted By enasniearth
Tri x

For some reason , Kodak prices their bulk film at close to the price of it packaged in cassettes ,
So the savings are minimal at best .
Used to cost 1/2 in bulk .
So any other choice in bulk looks...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-21-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 5,940
Posted By enasniearth
Tri x

Tri x forgives all sins

It has wide exposure latitude , shoots in lower light conditions,
In truth I haven't shot tri x in a few years , playing with digital ,and
Shooting mainly color slide...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-17-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 2,256
Posted By enasniearth
The engraveing matches those on late Leica iiif...

The engraveing matches those on late Leica iiif top plates ,
The Leica script is very m series like .
Probably a replacement top plate ( as others have suggested )
Engraved with the original number...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-11-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,245
Posted By enasniearth
Winter

I live in ny near the Canadian border ,
When I shoot in this weather , I keep the camera inside my coat ,
Only pull out long enough to focus compose shoot .
Your body heat helps .
When returning...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-09-2016
Replies: 46
Views: 10,231
Posted By enasniearth
Red c

Nikon eliminated the red c in the late 1950's .
Lenses introduced in 1959 never had a red c
Both lenses marked c and those not marked as such are coated optics .
I've noticed that the later lenses ,...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-05-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,345
Posted By enasniearth
The number is very late , You will see from time...

The number is very late ,
You will see from time to time 5cm 1.4 nikkors without the mount ,
They were modified to use in some machine , there is the glass with aperature scale . No camera mount or...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-29-2016
Replies: 104
Views: 10,065
Posted By enasniearth
35

When you live two miles out of yellow knife heading towards Moose Jaw
It takes about three days for the package to reach room temperature .
Don't want any condensation or internal fogging I guess .
Forum: Nikon RF 01-26-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,612
Posted By enasniearth
Black and chrome 5cm f1.4

The black and chrome lenses came out about 1956 ,
The s2 was 2 years old , the sp not released .
There are some on chrome dial s2 cameras cameras 616xxxx and up
Most are on black dial s2 or sp/s3...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2016
Replies: 96
Views: 5,770
Posted By enasniearth
It kind of goes hand in hand with what I regret...

It kind of goes hand in hand with what I regret buying .

My most regretted sold
59 BMW r50 with 185,000 miles on it
Forum: Nikon RF 01-19-2016
Replies: 761
Views: 241,254
Posted By enasniearth
M2 fan, I still have my s2 with 5cm 1.4 I...

M2 fan,
I still have my s2 with 5cm 1.4 I purchased used in NYC in 1974 ,

You are right it's all we really need .
Al
Forum: Nikon RF 01-19-2016
Replies: 761
Views: 241,254
Posted By enasniearth
With all respect , In 2001 when I discovered ebay...

With all respect ,
In 2001 when I discovered ebay , I started buying and selling nikon rangefinder and wwii leica
About 2 out of 5 items sold went to Japan ,
It was a way to purchase things I never...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-18-2016
Replies: 761
Views: 241,254
Posted By enasniearth
I found some more details in nikon historical...

I found some more details in nikon historical society journal march 31,2015 NHS-127

There is an article on page 7 by Christophe sap

In the first paragraph
" the "t" found on some bodies is also...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-14-2016
Replies: 104
Views: 10,065
Posted By enasniearth
Summicron ,

The summicron type II I like as it has the tab to adjust the aperature
The type III is likely less expensive , watch out as some don't have filter threads , you use a series filter in the hood...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-12-2016
Replies: 761
Views: 241,254
Posted By enasniearth
In the 1981 book there is a section on special...

In the 1981 book there is a section on special engraveings ,
It shows a s3 with T on rewind knob ,
Bob states (1981) purpose of engraveing not known ( also seen on nikon f )
In the 2007 book
In the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-07-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,366
Posted By enasniearth
True , when crossing and climbing you realize the...

True , when crossing and climbing you realize the risk,
At least there's not a 5000 lb object attempting to throw you off the scaffold .
Forum: Nikon RF 12-20-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 4,785
Posted By enasniearth
Most older nikons work ok out of the closet. Buy...

Most older nikons work ok out of the closet.
Buy some 200 speed color print film , shoot it have it developed and scanned .
The lens you have is a wide angle ,
The finder to the right has a bright...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-11-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 8,041
Posted By enasniearth
Raid , Westlicht would pay about 70% after all...

Raid ,
Westlicht would pay about 70% after all the fees and insurance ,
Still you would have to submit to them , it takes perhaps 3-5 months for the listing , catolog and settleing the account .
So...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-10-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 8,041
Posted By enasniearth
Pat , The outfit you listed on ebay is rare and...

Pat ,
The outfit you listed on ebay is rare and valuable ,
Everyone is Hopeing to buy it at a great price .
Westlicht had an s3m with motor in their nov 2015 auction ,
Google westlicht camera auction...
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-26-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 10,417
Posted By enasniearth
Lens characteristics

Any postwar coated lens will have more contrast and more flare resistance
Than earlier uncoated prewar lenses .
I shoot with lenses from the 1950's and 1960's
For most purposes any coated lens from...
Forum: RFF News 09-11-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 4,373
Posted By enasniearth
More smoke and mirrors , Honestly , paypal still...

More smoke and mirrors ,

Honestly , paypal still has a 180 day return window .
Why would you sign on to that?
And ebay requires you to take paypal.

10% ebay 2.9-3.9% paypal .
When you have a return...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-29-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,855
Posted By enasniearth
The affliction

There is no true cure ,
" I can't believe they are selling a xxxx for xxx "
You have to fight each one as it comes to the surface .
And lose one every so often .
Prices on classics are at a low...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-08-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 9,069
Posted By enasniearth
Returns Eric

Honestly Eric ,
No one reads the communication between buyer and seller .
You need to call and talk in person to someone .
Only call during business hours here in the us .
If you call other times you...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-08-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 9,069
Posted By enasniearth
I read through ebays not as described policy just...

I read through ebays not as described policy just now .
If the seller is enrolled in the ebay hassle free returns program ,
When you initiate the return , ebay gives you a shipping label to print out...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-07-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 9,069
Posted By enasniearth
Interesting , I know ebay was trying to get...

Interesting ,
I know ebay was trying to get sellers to pay shipping both ways in the event of a dispute , however I thought that was something you had to sign onto and there was an incentive offered...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-06-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 9,069
Posted By enasniearth
This must be a recent change . The buyer is...

This must be a recent change .
The buyer is always responsible for return cost in the past .

The cost of the return shipping is the price to see the item in person .
Everyone's grading of condition...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-21-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,900
Posted By enasniearth
Sonnar

Looks like the typical all aluminum mount 5cm f2 sonnar
Made in the old Zeiss jena factory postwar .
These lenses were numbered 3xxxxxx to indicate they were postwar
And beyond the 2xxxxxx pre and...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-06-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,871
Posted By enasniearth
Sold ads

Well the sold ads have a purpose

Proves that many items are sold on rff

Gives a bookmark to leave feedback
Most users find leaveing feedback very difficult ,
They give up .
Feedback on rff seems...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-01-2015
Replies: 95
Views: 11,171
Posted By enasniearth
Finders

I shoot the nikon s2 which only has a 5cm finder in the camera body .

I use the brightline finders , the leitz 2.8cm , the late nippon kogaku 3.5 cm black brightline ,
Today in the mail I received...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-16-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 10,886
Posted By enasniearth
The best Leica screwmount , Is the one you have .

The best Leica screwmount ,
Is the one you have .
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-15-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 5,342
Posted By enasniearth
I've had the 35 f3.5 summaron , 35 2.8summaron...

I've had the
35 f3.5 summaron ,
35 2.8summaron
35 f2 summicron black with aperature tab German
35 f1.4 summilux

The summaron's are both nice at all aperatures the 2.8 is better performer

The...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-29-2015
Replies: 133
Views: 22,658
Posted By enasniearth
Why m5

Simply -it is the best film leica
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-17-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,727
Posted By enasniearth
M5 battery test

If you turn the preview lever for the framelines , left or right all the way (don't remember ) the needle should swing up into a notch on the readout
To indicate the battery is correct and good .
As...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-15-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,207
Posted By enasniearth
I had a 1930's super ikonta that had Chinese...

I had a 1930's super ikonta that had Chinese writing on the bottom plate ,
I took it to my local Chinese restaurant , the teenage daughter of the owner said it read made in Germany for China .
One...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-10-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 4,365
Posted By enasniearth
New

If you look back
For the most part the significantly important photographs historically ,
Most were shot with unsophisticated cameras ,
The greater portion shot with a standard /50mm lens in 35 mm...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-04-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 6,980
Posted By enasniearth
Upgrade?

Unless you shoot in very low light,
You have it all with the 35/2.8 summaron .
There is no upgrade -not possible .


The only upgrade is the pre asph summilux ,
Wide open it loses contrast but...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-02-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,603
Posted By enasniearth
Film

Kodak tri x is a very forgiving film
It handles many light and contrast situations and gives nice prints
The 250-400 Asa allows you to use the 2.8 aperature medium format lenses
In lower light .
I...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-01-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,333
Posted By enasniearth
The serial numbers were not on earlier finders...

The serial numbers were not on earlier finders ,
It similar to the Nikon f top plate , which went from the Nippon kogaku Tokyo logo to simply the word nikon .
It's definitely for the rangefinder...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 02-23-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 5,526
Posted By enasniearth
Canon 25 3.5

The canon 25 , like the nikkor 2.5 cm f4 is a Zeiss topogon copy .
In the case of the canon it has an additional glass element behind the 4 glass topogon design .
Canon describes it as a glass...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-19-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 6,862
Posted By enasniearth
The s3 Olympic is the last of the s3 line . Did...

The s3 Olympic is the last of the s3 line .
Did you buy the one peter had listed in the uk ?
If so the price was very attractive for the condition .
Sooner or later you will find the 1.8 35 nikkor...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-31-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 8,014
Posted By enasniearth
The shutter has to cocked to see the k stamp , it...

The shutter has to cocked to see the k stamp , it is hidden on the other curtain .
The camera is too good to be true , only an opinion .
The lenscap should be grey painted Bakelite , although perhaps...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-21-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 6,133
Posted By enasniearth
Wedding

I'm thinking of changeing my residency
Back to Dallas Texas ,
I left there in 1981
Should make me availible
For a jury trial
So I get to hear the story and decide .
With Internet spin and blog...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-19-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 6,133
Posted By enasniearth
Wedding

Yeah
King stood for a non violent approach to demanding
Equal justice , he was the only one and was killed for it .
Still his words echo .
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-19-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 6,133
Posted By enasniearth
Wedding

Actually the couple was probably a royal pain to work for ,
Demanding, asking for the moon and stars .
Rich people are used to getting their way and
Ruining anyone that disagrees with them .
They...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-18-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,861
Posted By enasniearth
Rear cap

The prewar Zeiss biogon rear cap is very deep and may fit ,
Or try one from a Jupiter biogon .
Post war Zeiss caps marked Stuttgart are not as deep as prewar variety .
The prewar is a heavy chrome...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-17-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,627
Posted By enasniearth
M5

I purchased an m5 with the 35 /1.4 summilux in 1982
No one wanted them .
The m5 is bigger than the beloved m3 m2 m4 camera .
I really loved the camera and shot for 14 years with it .
The...
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-08-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 3,608
Posted By enasniearth
It not like there are one or two bubbles . There...

It not like there are one or two bubbles .
There must be at least 50 of them in one glass .
Older nikkors often have a bubble or two .
It's not likely that the glass of a common 25 scopar
Is some...
Forum: RFF News 12-30-2014
Replies: 77
Views: 18,416
Posted By enasniearth
So let me get this right , What is the...

So let me get this right ,

What is the alternative for full frame digital camera that offers rangefinder coupling, for the range of Leica manual focus lenses ?
And what other digital camera allows a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-14-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,487
Posted By enasniearth
Filters

the older Japanese filters /kenko/nikkor/walz always fit well .
Canon rangefinder filters don't fit nikkors
With modern filters I have had the opposite luck ,
Modern Hoya filters work well with all...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 11-22-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 2,441
Posted By enasniearth
Jon and Stephen , I have a 13.5 cm late black...

Jon and Stephen ,
I have a 13.5 cm late black with the same patent number engraved in the same location . The shade for the 13.5 has Japan pat pending on it .
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-09-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 5,915
Posted By enasniearth
You are right they don't want to talk to you , I...

You are right they don't want to talk to you , I would call Paypal not ebay that is where the money is .
Until you talk with someone they think you and the buyer/seller are working together to...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-09-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 5,915
Posted By enasniearth
90

From the photos the lens does have an optical problem seperation is the most likely candidate .


You need to file a claim , make the photos part of the claim .

It really helps if you call Paypal...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-02-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,672
Posted By enasniearth
Sonnar

The cross knurling is unusual for Zeiss , could be a wartime lens block mounted postwar . The lens lock with the 't' shaped reinforcement may not have locked into the contax spring clip or mounted...
Forum: RFF News 10-16-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 13,218
Posted By enasniearth
Inaccurate is a question of opinion . One of two...

Inaccurate is a question of opinion .
One of two paypal disputes I had was that oil was leaking all over the inside of the lens and it was ruined to the point of no repair ,
There was some oil on the...
Forum: RFF News 10-16-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 13,218
Posted By enasniearth
180 days

It's finally reached the place where it's not worth the risk as a seller
On ebay ( since you have to accept Paypal )
And 6 months for a buyer to return a used classic camera makes
It a very real...
Forum: RFF News 10-08-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 13,218
Posted By enasniearth
Sooner or later , their fancy gunslinging tricks...

Sooner or later , their fancy gunslinging tricks will result with them shooting off a toe or two ,
I wish them luck .
The ebay I grew up with was more like a garage sale .
And I really liked it .
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-27-2014
Replies: 94
Views: 13,304
Posted By enasniearth
Just when I thought irony and double entandre...

Just when I thought irony and double entandre were dead languages at this point in time .
Seriously /people have expectations and standards that are all over the map.
I still stick with the old...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-27-2014
Replies: 94
Views: 13,304
Posted By enasniearth
Yes they are always looking at the bottom line...

Yes they are always looking at the bottom line and how to get there .
None of us sell
Items at that price .
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-27-2014
Replies: 94
Views: 13,304
Posted By enasniearth
The cap on fees , maximum on a single auction is...

The cap on fees , maximum on a single auction is $250
This is the 10% of $2500 ,
Any item that sells above $2500 the fee is still $250
So a $5000 item the fee is still $250 not $500
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-26-2014
Replies: 94
Views: 13,304
Posted By enasniearth
The big thing is that eBay decided that sellers...

The big thing is that eBay decided that sellers were using the threat of negative feedback to force buyers to keep damaged or misrepresented items
The result - sellers can not leave buyers negative...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-26-2014
Replies: 94
Views: 13,304
Posted By enasniearth
Cameras

It's easy to forget , that the items we are selling and buying are 50 plus years old at this point .
Obviously if the seller describes the item as beautiful and in perfect working order expectations...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-25-2014
Replies: 94
Views: 13,304
Posted By enasniearth
Many years ago before Paypal Sellers received...

Many years ago before Paypal
Sellers received postal money orders which do in fact have
Some buyer protection .
I received overseas western union payments ,
Cash in an envelope wrapped and taped on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 2,285
Posted By enasniearth
All the Leica black cameras from the m5 on are...

All the Leica black cameras from the m5 on are black chrome other than special edition or limited run cameras . The late m4 are black chrome .
The finish is actually rather durable , but ugly when it...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 09-01-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 5,032
Posted By enasniearth
Kiu, I have just now sent photos to Akiyan-San...

Kiu,
I have just now sent photos to Akiyan-San
The red book nikkor site and the meetings are very interesting reading .

The lens is probably a copy of a Zeiss tessar or protar produced
Immediately...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 09-01-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 5,032
Posted By enasniearth
Garret , As I mentioned earlier the lens is most...

Garret ,
As I mentioned earlier the lens is most likely a tessar or protar copy
After wwii the German patents were not valid and many copied German designs .
The number is low and there is no mention...
Forum: RFF News 08-31-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 29,721
Posted By enasniearth
Stephen , I did delete the ad as there were no pm...

Stephen ,
I did delete the ad as there were no pm responses ,
After I deleted it I saw 4 messages on the header , the same 4 messages
Remain , there was a serious buyer then ,
My Irish grandmother...
Forum: RFF News 08-31-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 29,721
Posted By enasniearth
Classified pm

I have had the same problem
The message that was sent did not reach my pm box
It went to a message area connected to the classifieds
I have to log in , then go to classifieds .
It shows messages...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-24-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,486
Posted By enasniearth
M5

My first m5 I had dag do the repairs on.
The second I had sherry do the work .
Both did a great job .
I went with sherry on the second camera since she could
Get to the repair in less time .
Both don...
Forum: Nikon RF 08-23-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 10,538
Posted By enasniearth
Frank , It depends on how wide you want to go...

Frank ,
It depends on how wide you want to go .
I really like the 28 mm focal length , so the 2.8cm f3.5 is my lens .
The 35 mm focal length is the favorite of many ,
The 3.5cm f2.5 is a great lens...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 08-17-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 5,032
Posted By enasniearth
Nikkor 30cm

I was able to only locate one other reference to this lens ,
One sold in a LP FOTO AUKTIONER auction in a lot of two lenses .
It was listed under
NIKKOR-Q.C 4/30cm No.61239
So there may be 40 out...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 08-16-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 5,032
Posted By enasniearth
Kiu, The lens has a rather large screw mount...

Kiu,
The lens has a rather large screw mount .
Online I found one that sold in a European auction with another lens,
I think it's number was under 40 , perhaps there are 40 out there .
Al
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 08-11-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 5,032
Posted By enasniearth
Wes Yes your summation of the period literature...

Wes
Yes your summation of the period literature is very helpful , and thanks for your clarification of the made in occupied Japan mark and its use .

I'm thinking it is a tessar or protar type lens...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 08-09-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 5,032
Posted By enasniearth
Goamules , thanks for your insights , a f4 lens...

Goamules , thanks for your insights , a f4 lens is perhaps a good choice for portraits

The lens looks like a prewar German barrel lens for large format , voightlander , Zeiss , Schneider , all had...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 08-09-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 5,032
Posted By enasniearth
help with nikon rf era large format lens 30cm f4

any help appreciated with this lens
nippon kogaku tokyo 30cm f4 nikkor qc #6126
the pictures show it next to a 5cm f1.4 for nikon rf
i found a similiar one in an european auction #612xx
612 may be...
Forum: Other RF 07-26-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 7,421
Posted By enasniearth
Fixed lens

If I remember correctly Constance manos from magnum
Her favorite was the original contax t with the fold down door and rf
The story is that zeiss was discontinuing the Kyocera model(yashica...
Forum: RFF News 07-20-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 29,721
Posted By enasniearth
For some reason I can only see my pm's here by...

For some reason I can only see my pm's here by logging in to rff
They don't come to my email address as in the past , before
An email was received stateing that I had a new pm on rff
That doesn't...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-12-2014
Replies: 108
Views: 10,608
Posted By enasniearth
Keh

Some friends stop by
I tell them there is some beer in the fridge .
Hopefully the fridge door has a handle and some hinges
So they can access the beer .
Perhaps the handle is on the side the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2014
Replies: 108
Views: 10,608
Posted By enasniearth
It's been months since I looked at keh Just...

It's been months since I looked at keh
Just visited the new site

Last time I looked there was very little of interest

They list a lot on ebay for the rarer stuff
In reality many items listed on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-07-2014
Replies: 200
Views: 22,726
Posted By enasniearth
M5

As I had posted awhile back ,
The m5 is a different bird from the Leica m series cameras .
Your choices are dag and golden touch

Yoxin does not work on the m5 , there are other things he also...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-06-2014
Replies: 200
Views: 22,726
Posted By enasniearth
Leica m5

The m5 is leica's odd ball camera ,
It is my favorite Leica but most consider it an aquired taste

The camera is difficult to work on and I would only trust dag or golden touch to work on it .

It...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 06-18-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 2,709
Posted By enasniearth
85

Nikon made quite a few of the 85 f2 - it was very popular and still a desirable lens .

The colon , double dot , following the serial number indicates it is a duplicate serial number which makes it a...
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