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Forum: Travel 04-14-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 2,179
Posted By Dougg
I think there's a lot of variation in how much...

I think there's a lot of variation in how much people will shoot. I tend to be a selective shooter. I do about one roll per day, whether 220 or 35mm/36exp. (One or the other; I travel with just one...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-27-2007
Replies: 74
Views: 9,256
Posted By Dougg
Opportune time for this thread to show signs of...

Opportune time for this thread to show signs of life. :) I'm awaiting delivery of a GW670III, so I will soon have no good excuse to sneak in a few uploads from a "wannabe RF" Pentax 67. The Fuji...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-27-2007
Replies: 69
Views: 5,307
Posted By Dougg
Agreed; thanks! The more bokeh is evident in the...

Agreed; thanks! The more bokeh is evident in the photo, the easier it is to get the file-size down, but I generally have no trouble getting down into the 150k range with images smaller than 800...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-27-2007
Replies: 60
Views: 3,477
Posted By Dougg
<hand up> One Bessa-L here. I wonder if anyone...

<hand up> One Bessa-L here. I wonder if anyone here has the Z-I SW or an Alpa 12.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-27-2007
Replies: 144
Views: 14,757
Posted By Dougg
Mine is 156008xx... I'm not generally one to make...

Mine is 156008xx... I'm not generally one to make newspaper, ruler, or brick wall tests, nor do I often find myself using a fast lens wide open. But I did make some shots faster than f/2, wide open...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-27-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 3,954
Posted By Dougg
Hi Abbazz, yes, I knew that... but I didn't know...

Hi Abbazz, yes, I knew that... but I didn't know they had expanding/contracting framelines for FoV correction. Thanks, that's impressive! :)
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-27-2007
Replies: 60
Views: 3,477
Posted By Dougg
I know I've expressed this view before, but I'm...

I know I've expressed this view before, but I'm pleased if non-RF viewfinder cameras may be accepted equally, as having a similar view of the world. I think there's a fundamental difference in the...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-26-2007
Replies: 69
Views: 5,307
Posted By Dougg
My trouble with the 150k limit is that for some...

My trouble with the 150k limit is that for some time now I've been keeping my files intended for upload between 150k and 160k, so I'll have a bunch of re-editing to do. :( I also note that if I've...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-26-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 4,042
Posted By Dougg
Those kids, and those hats... Really nice, Todd!

Those kids, and those hats... Really nice, Todd!
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-26-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 3,954
Posted By Dougg
Hi-- This is actually not uncommon for fixed-lens...

Hi-- This is actually not uncommon for fixed-lens RF cameras, but I'm not aware of any interchangeable-lens RF that has this FOV correction. Must be too complicated to implement for different focal...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-26-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 1,435
Posted By Dougg
This kind of product is still produced to fit...

This kind of product is still produced to fit digital point 'n shoot cameras; my wife has a set for her Nikon 990. They don't do much for the sharpness, and the wide adapter adds a bucketful of...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-26-2007
Replies: 60
Views: 3,477
Posted By Dougg
The thread title does sound insulting... And...

The thread title does sound insulting... And while I think the sub-forums are of little importance, this current sizable list is more logically arranged (even if slightly overlapping) and not...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-26-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 900
Posted By Dougg
Konica + Minolta... what a partnership! :) I...

Konica + Minolta... what a partnership! :) I think Hexar RF + CLE is a pretty logical pairing, actually. The CLE is smaller, more discreet and innocent looking, yet pulls the freight. And does it...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-26-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 4,059
Posted By Dougg
I have used the Voigtlander 25mm on my CLE, and...

I have used the Voigtlander 25mm on my CLE, and while that is a usable combination, it's not ideal. There is adequate room around the outside of the 28mm framelines to adequately represent the field...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 01-25-2007
Replies: 66
Views: 8,302
Posted By Dougg
Hi -- That is a bit of Dymo labeler tape stuck to...

Hi -- That is a bit of Dymo labeler tape stuck to the shutter speed dial. KEH described this as a "scientific" Pen FV, so the label (which peeled right off) and the blanked self-timer lever have...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-25-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,915
Posted By Dougg
Friedrich, I think that should serve you very...

Friedrich, I think that should serve you very well. I lived in Izmir for a couple years long ago, visiting Istanbul only on my way there and back. I took an extra day enroute to see the city on my...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 01-25-2007
Replies: 66
Views: 8,302
Posted By Dougg
Thanks, Shadowfox... At first I didn't have a...

Thanks, Shadowfox... At first I didn't have a lens wider than the 40mm that came on my first FT, so I used the M42 adapter with a 28mm f/3.5 SMC Takumar, using the lens auto/manual switch to stop...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 01-24-2007
Replies: 66
Views: 8,302
Posted By Dougg
Nice shots, Shadowfox! One of my earliest cameras...

Nice shots, Shadowfox! One of my earliest cameras was a Petri Half-7 which had a 28mm zone-focus lens with three or four symbols for guidance. Selenium meter around the glass in the lens barrel like...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-24-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,903
Posted By Dougg
Some neat responses... :) I think RFF is a forum...

Some neat responses... :) I think RFF is a forum and category sub-forums within that are not very meaningful. Like Varjag and BackAlley I view RFF in such a way I'm not aware of what sub-forum a post...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-24-2007
Replies: 203
Views: 18,489
Posted By Dougg
When I saw the first post, Jorge, I just shook my...

When I saw the first post, Jorge, I just shook my head... and I'll say no more except to agree that selling it as one bundle seems pretty unlikely (dsang you rascal, are you buying it all??), and may...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-24-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,598
Posted By Dougg
I agree that a separate and accurate level, say...

I agree that a separate and accurate level, say from a builders' supply place, would be a good check on the accuracy of the others. I got a small level years ago to check the alignment of my darkroom...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-24-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 816
Posted By Dougg
Have fun with that 25!

Have fun with that 25!
Forum: Off Topic 01-22-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,610
Posted By Dougg
Sorry to hear of your trouble, Steve. That name...

Sorry to hear of your trouble, Steve. That name does seem familiar somehow. Did you discover the bad stuff after you ran into trouble with him or before you committed to the purchase? How will you...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 01-21-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 2,184
Posted By Dougg
I think you pretty much have the choice of...

I think you pretty much have the choice of sticking with films no faster than your "sunny 16" can handle, or investing in a neutral density filter (or maybe a dark yellow, green, or orange contrast...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-19-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 996
Posted By Dougg
Just my opinion, Murray, but despite the lack of...

Just my opinion, Murray, but despite the lack of a range measuring device, the camera still has an optical viewfinder, no ground-glass to focus on, and is therefore akin to RF cameras in viewing the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-19-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,337
Posted By Dougg
Not only a waste, but creating a toxic...

Not only a waste, but creating a toxic contamination, and even without the heavy-metal content the sharp shards are a hazard. The main danger is ingesting or otherwise getting the thoriated glass...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-19-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,378
Posted By Dougg
I do like that third one in particular, with that...

I do like that third one in particular, with that face at the far left. But very nice output from that old camera! :)
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-19-2007
Replies: 69
Views: 7,878
Posted By Dougg
If you really like the 40mm focal length, like I...

If you really like the 40mm focal length, like I do, then the Rollei is preferable to the Bessa R3 because those framelines are easily in view rather than way out at the far edges. Some folks have...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-19-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 935
Posted By Dougg
I looked into this too, with RFF member Roger who...

I looked into this too, with RFF member Roger who lives in Japan. We were a bit disappointed to learn it's not simply an adapter that allows various G lenses to fit an M body, but rather a permanent...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-19-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,272
Posted By Dougg
I'd prefer the goggled 35 Summicron even on my...

I'd prefer the goggled 35 Summicron even on my M2, I think, as the 35 framelines are way out in peripheral vision and hard to see. Reducing the magnification so that the 35 field fits the 50...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-19-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,195
Posted By Dougg
Yeah, the lens was made in low quantities and is...

Yeah, the lens was made in low quantities and is hard to find (right, George?), and I've seen 'em go as high as $1400 (last June 23) on eBay. I got mine almost 4 years ago new from Adorama at $439...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-19-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,156
Posted By Dougg
Hi, it's actually the orange triangle at the...

Hi, it's actually the orange triangle at the lower left of each post, directly to the far left at the same level as the Quote button. I believe that sends an email or PM to all mods. And the triangle...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-19-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 895
Posted By Dougg
I knew it was a fake when I bought it, and the...

I knew it was a fake when I bought it, and the seller was up-front about that too. To me there's a certain charm about an obvious fake... like this Kiev, and like a fake British Webley revolver...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-19-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,403
Posted By Dougg
Hi -- I think you'll like the 2.5/35 Skopar, and...

Hi -- I think you'll like the 2.5/35 Skopar, and this is such a useful general purpose lens for street, documentary, environmental portraits, etc, that we can smoothly segue into my suggestion for...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-19-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 965
Posted By Dougg
It's possible that a plastic reel that can adjust...

It's possible that a plastic reel that can adjust to accept 16mm film might be put in an intermediate width to deal with 35mm film with the edges torn off.

I've also seen developing tanks that...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-18-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By Dougg
Think of it as brass. :)

Think of it as brass. :)
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-18-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,043
Posted By Dougg
Congrats on the lovely new rig, Traveller! You'll...

Congrats on the lovely new rig, Traveller! You'll need to be more specific as to which CV Nokton you're talking about, as there are three: 1.2/35mm, 1.4/40mm, and 1.5/50mm. Which?
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-18-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 804
Posted By Dougg
Agree, the third one catches the eye. Satisfying...

Agree, the third one catches the eye. Satisfying results on the camera's first roll. What lens and film did you use?
Forum: RFF News 01-18-2007
Replies: 162
Views: 11,429
Posted By Dougg
Given the total silence here in the last few...

Given the total silence here in the last few hours, I'll guess the announcement was made in some other thread where all y'all are debating what was announced! Ah, well, I did sleep in... then...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-18-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 895
Posted By Dougg
Sorry for being obtuse... The black camera...

Sorry for being obtuse... The black camera crudely labeled Contax used to be a chrome camera labeled Kiev made in the Ukraine. It didn't work very well, shutter problems, and perhaps poor looking as...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-18-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 4,707
Posted By Dougg
Vince, i agree... It's a different state of mind...

Vince, i agree... It's a different state of mind and a different aesthetic, so with unusual exception I'm solely attentive to the opportunities for the current film type. Even with two similar...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-17-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 895
Posted By Dougg
Here's a serious generational gap, wherein both...

Here's a serious generational gap, wherein both carry the same name but neither was made by Zeiss...
Forum: RFF News 01-17-2007
Replies: 162
Views: 11,429
Posted By Dougg
I think I'll sleep in... give the announcement...

I think I'll sleep in... give the announcement time to season a bit. ;)
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-17-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 4,707
Posted By Dougg
I think you're right, Alex; the mask doesn't...

I think you're right, Alex; the mask doesn't interfere with getting a fine scan, though the presence of the mask must somewhat reduce the dynamic range of the film.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-17-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 4,707
Posted By Dougg
I believe T400CN was the only of several Kodak...

I believe T400CN was the only of several Kodak C41 B&W films not to have the orange mask typical of C41 color films. An orange mask makes it easier to print the B&W neg with automated machines on...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-16-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,095
Posted By Dougg
Toby, good fortune with your relocation and...

Toby, good fortune with your relocation and business launch. I too am very fond of my Pentax 6x7 and 67II. Your photo reminds me of that Karsh photo of your former PM having had the cigar plucked...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-16-2007
Replies: 525
Views: 48,360
Posted By Dougg
Ian, that IS ironic... :)

Ian, that IS ironic... :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-16-2007
Replies: 80
Views: 4,451
Posted By Dougg
Definitely! I have used my big Pentax 6x7 for...

Definitely! I have used my big Pentax 6x7 for street photos, and there's no subtlety!
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-15-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 972
Posted By Dougg
If the scan you upload to their site is a good...

If the scan you upload to their site is a good one, with good color and tonal range, and with resolution high enough to give the print 150 pixels per inch or more, then chances are the print will...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-15-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,022
Posted By Dougg
It occurs to me some of the Solution A junk might...

It occurs to me some of the Solution A junk might be dissolved anti-halation dye from the film emulsion. Stuff is intended to prevent light passing through and reflecting/diffusing back into the...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-15-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 1,807
Posted By Dougg
Like Stephanie, I run Pan F at EI 50 in Diafine....

Like Stephanie, I run Pan F at EI 50 in Diafine. But I have wondered about the effect of souping a film (not specifically Pan F) through Bath A then Bath B as usual, then wash thoroughly, and repeat...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-15-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,022
Posted By Dougg
Jin, it's now "seasoned" like a good coffee cup,...

Jin, it's now "seasoned" like a good coffee cup, brier pipe, or sourdough starter. :D Some do say Diafine improves with age and use, though somehow mine isn't often kept that long.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-15-2007
Replies: 80
Views: 4,451
Posted By Dougg
I agree with 40oz and others make good points...

I agree with 40oz and others make good points too. For those who wish to be a "fly on the wall" and wish for a cloak of invisibility, probably the best approach is to just be part of the scene...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-15-2007
Replies: 525
Views: 48,360
Posted By Dougg
Pentax 67, f/3.5 120mm Soft stopped down a...

Pentax 67, f/3.5 120mm Soft stopped down a ways.
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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-15-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,095
Posted By Dougg
Richard, congratulations on getting your work...

Richard, congratulations on getting your work published... and in an artistic venue to boot! Significant that they were all RF images.

I've been putting more effort into building up my old Pentax...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-14-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 972
Posted By Dougg
That's exactly how it works. :) Many labs these...

That's exactly how it works. :) Many labs these days make a scan of your neg and then print from that, so you may get charged for the scan, and get a CD with the scan too.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-14-2007
Replies: 50
Views: 3,665
Posted By Dougg
Gabriel, that is a most unusual photo! Sparks...

Gabriel, that is a most unusual photo! Sparks some imagination attempting to resolve the puzzlement... I like it. :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-14-2007
Replies: 69
Views: 4,811
Posted By Dougg
I'm not fond of that look either. Sorry, Jaap!

I'm not fond of that look either. Sorry, Jaap!
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-14-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 972
Posted By Dougg
I agree; you just have to try it and see. Plenty...

I agree; you just have to try it and see. Plenty of variables, and it helps to have some of them stack up in your favor... like good quality scans.

One ultimate factor in your favor is viewing...
Forum: Argus RF 01-14-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 2,945
Posted By Dougg
My Argus C3 doesn't carry any fond family...

My Argus C3 doesn't carry any fond family memories, and has been used only for one roll of Kodacolor 200 in 1983 shortly after I got it. Was $10 from Camera Show, a used camera shop in Seattle on...
Forum: Off Topic 01-14-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By Dougg
A shock for sure; hope the situation works out...

A shock for sure; hope the situation works out favorably for you, Rob!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-13-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,273
Posted By Dougg
Good link, Doug, and it also leads back to an...

Good link, Doug, and it also leads back to an active Konica-Minolta manual downloading page, with Hexar RF manual too, among others. Congrats on your "new" CLE, expect you'll love it! :)
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-12-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By Dougg
Red face Yes, me too... Mine's in the 3900's, bought new...

Yes, me too... Mine's in the 3900's, bought new three years ago. Don't use it much though. Mmmm, records for only 4 rolls...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-11-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 3,278
Posted By Dougg
I use the 40mm with cameras having a 40mm...

I use the 40mm with cameras having a 40mm viewfinder frameline, and 35 & 50 on cameras with those framelines. While the 40 is a major favorite for me, sometimes I prefer the 35 or 50... It's all...
Forum: Off Topic 01-10-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 2,434
Posted By Dougg
Peter, see the pop-up menu at the very lower left...

Peter, see the pop-up menu at the very lower left corner of this window -- Try the various + and ++ options and see what you think. :)
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-09-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,701
Posted By Dougg
I don't hate the caps because I don't use them....

I don't hate the caps because I don't use them. Filter & hood only. I left the caps in the packing boxes with the rest of the wrappings. You came up with a good solution too, Dave!
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-07-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,671
Posted By Dougg
I sling the camera over one shoulder and put some...

I sling the camera over one shoulder and put some film and maybe another lens in a pocket. Done. I obviously don't carry the whole system around, just pick what I think I'll use that time.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-07-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 6,354
Posted By Dougg
Hi Kyle -- I prefer a relatively short neck strap...

Hi Kyle -- I prefer a relatively short neck strap worn over the shoulder so that the swing of the camera is trapped by my elbow. This is also very discreet... Since the Fuji's strap lugs are on the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-07-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 3,418
Posted By Dougg
I think Han and Ash have it right; celebrate the...

I think Han and Ash have it right; celebrate the IR sensitivity and make use of it... There's always the option of filtering out IR if desired. Flexibility!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-07-2007
Replies: 53
Views: 3,051
Posted By Dougg
I suspect there's very little reason for Leica to...

I suspect there's very little reason for Leica to retain bottom loading other than tradition. Surely hinged backs have proven their worth, sturdiness, and reliability in rough conditions. Given that...
Forum: Other RF 01-07-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 13,975
Posted By Dougg
Welcome to RFF, Arnold! That's an impressive...

Welcome to RFF, Arnold! That's an impressive concentration of attention on one model. I am not a collector, though stuff seems to accumulate, and I don't have any more than 2 of any one specific...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 01-07-2007
Replies: 53
Views: 6,891
Posted By Dougg
Is this question limited to 35mm choices, or...

Is this question limited to 35mm choices, or would you consider 6x4.5cm? There is of course the compact folding Fuji GS645 with 75mm f/3.4, and the also light and compact non-folding Fuji GS645S with...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-07-2007
Replies: 43
Views: 3,362
Posted By Dougg
Sharpness is only *one* element in the quality...

Sharpness is only *one* element in the quality "look" of a photo, yet somehow we keep coming back to it as the only element. Indeed if sharpness is the primary concern, then slow film + tripod +...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-06-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 6,354
Posted By Dougg
Kyle, congratulations on the purchase of a sweet...

Kyle, congratulations on the purchase of a sweet little camera! That model was my first medium-format RF and I'm still fond of it. It's particularly light and compact, an easy rig to have with you...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-05-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 4,059
Posted By Dougg
Glorious as the 25 might be, the 28 is great...

Glorious as the 25 might be, the 28 is great optically too... And offers the advantage of parallax-compensated framelines for easier framing, and which also allow you to see a bit around the outside...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-05-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 6,354
Posted By Dougg
The frame count does depend on the specific...

The frame count does depend on the specific camera model, since some 645's do 15 per roll and some 16 (and 30 or 32 on 220), just as some 6x7 rigs do only 20 on 220 film while others 21.

Fuji GS645...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-05-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 4,552
Posted By Dougg
Each of us makes our own quality value judgments;...

Each of us makes our own quality value judgments; we not only see the costs differently but also the qualities differently as well. I note in Thafred's pics above that the 28 Ultron's near-bokeh...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-04-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 2,133
Posted By Dougg
I would back down the versions of PowerShot G(x)...

I would back down the versions of PowerShot G(x) until you reach an (x) with f/2, RAW, viewfinder. Also, lower pixel density results in less digital noise... I'm not sure my G3 is the optimum...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 01-04-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,216
Posted By Dougg
Rafael, you're right that your project has to be...

Rafael, you're right that your project has to be part of your life, and must intrigue you or be important enough to you to involve your efforts thoroughly over a period of time. The more meaning it...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-04-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 2,159
Posted By Dougg
Definitely nuts! The camera has no rangefinder or...

Definitely nuts! The camera has no rangefinder or reflex focusing, just the ground glass should you wish to use it... and is wildly, extravagantly expensive.

But, maybe barring a large format view...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-03-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,095
Posted By Dougg
I don't do a lot of "traditional" B&W, but when I...

I don't do a lot of "traditional" B&W, but when I do Diafine is the standard developer, and the film choice is mostly FP-4, Tri-X and a bit of Pan-F. In getting a mixed bag of various films, there...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-02-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 2,285
Posted By Dougg
Good luck on your de-acquisition program, Wayne!...

Good luck on your de-acquisition program, Wayne! A simple, clean, maybe even austere yet functional kit has its attractions. I think I've sorta reached a saturation point at which it's getting tough...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-01-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,072
Posted By Dougg
Near the upper right corner of your browser...

Near the upper right corner of your browser window, just below where it says "Welcome, shadowfox" there's a menubar item named "Gallery"... Click on that to go to the RFF Gallery area. You may need...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-01-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 2,103
Posted By Dougg
There IS a dedicated strobe made for the Fuji...

There IS a dedicated strobe made for the Fuji GA645, which might be usable off the camera with the right cord. Sorry I can't help beyond this, as I have never used a strobe with my GA...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-31-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,104
Posted By Dougg
Nice gear shot! And it looks just like mine, but...

Nice gear shot! And it looks just like mine, but which instead has a 50mm Skopar on it. Looking forward to seeing your further impressions and some photos!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-31-2006
Replies: 41
Views: 2,771
Posted By Dougg
Hmmm, "Venus on a Clamshell" :) ... I sure do...

Hmmm, "Venus on a Clamshell" :) ... I sure do wish my XA copy, the Elikon from Belarus, were as good, but it's the pits. Looks cool, runs fine, but the severe lens distortion relegates it to 'least...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-30-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 850
Posted By Dougg
Looks to me the viewfinder adaptor is a clip-on...

Looks to me the viewfinder adaptor is a clip-on that extends across the top of the camera from vf window to the eyepiece..
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-30-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 850
Posted By Dougg
Ha... Interesting, didn't know such a thing...

Ha... Interesting, didn't know such a thing existed! Nifty...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-30-2006
Replies: 41
Views: 2,771
Posted By Dougg
Minolta CLE... It’s very compact, innocent and...

Minolta CLE... It’s very compact, innocent and unassuming in appearance, takes M-mount lenses, gracefully handles two of my favorite focal lengths (40 & 28), has AE, and works very well. It’s very...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-30-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By Dougg
I'd also say stick with the excellent little...

I'd also say stick with the excellent little Rokkor. The Zeiss 50mm C-Sonnar is the only one in the ZM line that is reasonably compact, and the recent Asph Summicrons and Summiluxes are also much...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-30-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 1,644
Posted By Dougg
Just been setting up a new Motorola Razr and was...

Just been setting up a new Motorola Razr and was startled to see my own face looking back at me from the little screen on the cover. Not a pleasant sight... I found there's a button on the side that...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-29-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,318
Posted By Dougg
The Argus C3 is made to allow double exposures....

The Argus C3 is made to allow double exposures. :D In fact that's the reason I got one, years ago, for a multiple exposure project. Since cocking the shutter is a separate step, you can just skip...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-26-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 2,101
Posted By Dougg
I'd say choose a 400 ISO film I use a variety of...

I'd say choose a 400 ISO film
I use a variety of ISO 400 C-41 B&W and color films, and set the meter to 250.
Primarily with the slower lenses of medium-format rigs and interior shots, it'll be ISO...
Forum: Off Topic 12-26-2006
Replies: 72
Views: 2,922
Posted By Dougg
... But in this case it's a well-known varietal,...

... But in this case it's a well-known varietal, the Riesling... St. Michelle's Riesling from the Columbia Valley of Washington State, with Mahi Mahi tacos at Anthony's Harborside in Bremerton. We'd...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-26-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 2,132
Posted By Dougg
My understanding is that this is a flaw in the...

My understanding is that this is a flaw in the cement between a pair of elements in the lens. And that this partial separation is seen only on the 28mm Rokkor made for the CLE, presumably because...
Forum: Off Topic 12-25-2006
Replies: 38
Views: 3,319
Posted By Dougg
Might be feasible with those longer Leica lenses...

Might be feasible with those longer Leica lenses made with a removable focusing module to allow them to fit the Visoflex reflex housing. Otherwise the problem is that Leica has a film-to-lensmount...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-25-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,630
Posted By Dougg
That sounds very encouraging, barjohn! :)

That sounds very encouraging, barjohn! :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-24-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 1,703
Posted By Dougg
Jim I think what we see as duplicates is actually...

Jim I think what we see as duplicates is actually just one photo upload that has been tagged with multiple categories. Then the Gallery software displays that photo as if it were duplicated.

When I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-23-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 1,703
Posted By Dougg
I often send thanks, sometimes waiting until...

I often send thanks, sometimes waiting until there are multiple commenters to thank all at once. Especially if the comment seems to expect response, or is particularly thoughtful. Then again,...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-23-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,346
Posted By Dougg
Steve, interesting. I like the B&W versions...

Steve, interesting. I like the B&W versions better than the original color, especially true for the second one. Very nice!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-23-2006
Replies: 70
Views: 6,327
Posted By Dougg
Agree completely that the photographer is the...

Agree completely that the photographer is the most important ingredient in memorable photos. But without film and a camera functional in even trying conditions, there would be no photo at all....
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-23-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,357
Posted By Dougg
Doggone! This thread just triggered a minor GAS...

Doggone! This thread just triggered a minor GAS pain that led me to relieve it by ordering the Zeiss-Ikon side grip I (a few posts back) mentioned seeing was available! I started wondering why I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-23-2006
Replies: 70
Views: 6,327
Posted By Dougg
Pherdi, there's the one time you could wish for a...

Pherdi, there's the one time you could wish for a know-nothing part-time teen-age clerk!
Forum: RFF Polls 12-22-2006
Replies: 147
Views: 25,991
Posted By Dougg
I can put any lens from 24mm to 85mm on a camera,...

I can put any lens from 24mm to 85mm on a camera, go out and find appropriate compositions. My eye will quickly attune to the lens field of view so that it seems natural, and those are then the pics...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-22-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,841
Posted By Dougg
Not many responses to this question, maybe...

Not many responses to this question, maybe indicating a low number of Bessa L cameras here? I do have an L but have never used flash with it, so that puts me in category 1 above... But I fit category...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-22-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,630
Posted By Dougg
Linked site says they're out of stock in the...

Linked site says they're out of stock in the Epson store...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-22-2006
Replies: 70
Views: 6,327
Posted By Dougg
True, but this is an overly convenient simple...

True, but this is an overly convenient simple argument that comes up deficient, in my view. Somehow the unskilled/dilettante cook/photographer/driver is always matched up with the best...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-22-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 2,111
Posted By Dougg
Amazing how useful the film instructions are,...

Amazing how useful the film instructions are, regarding exposure. Kodak used to put out a Pocket Photo Guide that had an exposure calculator wheel. Early in my photo interest, I recall intensively...
Forum: Off Topic 12-22-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 748
Posted By Dougg
I didn't set out to be a collector either; it's...

I didn't set out to be a collector either; it's all inadvertent, through failure (in recent years) to dispose of present gear upon acquiring new gear, so I prefer to think of this as "accumulating"...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-22-2006
Replies: 38
Views: 3,510
Posted By Dougg
About a year after I bought my M2, I had the...

About a year after I bought my M2, I had the quick load kit installed. That was 1968, I remember liking it then, and I've never been tempted to remove it. OTOH, that's so long ago I don't recall how...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-22-2006
Replies: 60
Views: 5,277
Posted By Dougg
I too like ManGo's suggestion, though I might...

I too like ManGo's suggestion, though I might make it even simpler and dump the FED2 and invest more in pre-paid film processing. Or buy a pro-level scanner.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-22-2006
Replies: 93
Views: 7,674
Posted By Dougg
On the street, or for environmental portraits, in...

On the street, or for environmental portraits, in order to fill the frame, the 35 forces one forward into the subject's space, I find. (28mm even moreso!). And I like the results better, then, as...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-22-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 1,916
Posted By Dougg
Would this be also an opportunity to send the...

Would this be also an opportunity to send the front element to Oleg for polishing and coating?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-22-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 1,394
Posted By Dougg
I do, Nicholas, but then they are people, know...

I do, Nicholas, but then they are people, know their names, and respond to them (when they feel like it)! :D

Computers and cell phones might logically have names and be taught to respond to voice...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-21-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 1,394
Posted By Dougg
Mike, I'm with you! I hope it doesn't signify a...

Mike, I'm with you! I hope it doesn't signify a lack of imagination but I just don't name things other than what's inscribed on them already... whether cameras, cars, houses, even boats.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-21-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,990
Posted By Dougg
Hi Michel -- It would be a very useful exercise,...

Hi Michel -- It would be a very useful exercise, I think, to run a roll of this as an exposure test. Say, set your ISO to 400 and make three shots for each scene, framed identically but exposed...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-20-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By Dougg
Hi, Mikey -- This forum's sister forum...

Hi, Mikey -- This forum's sister forum DSLReXchange has recently been opened to non-digital SLRs and it's gotten more active as a result. Click the link at the bottom of the "Cool Links" list at...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-20-2006
Replies: 131
Views: 12,775
Posted By Dougg
Those guys may be crewmembers of the...

Those guys may be crewmembers of the boat...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_submarine_Kursk_explosion
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-20-2006
Replies: 131
Views: 12,775
Posted By Dougg
Why so sad?

Why so sad?
Forum: Off Topic 12-20-2006
Replies: 38
Views: 3,319
Posted By Dougg
As to lens quality, having a G2 system and Pentax...

As to lens quality, having a G2 system and Pentax Limited lenses, I'd say they're in the same quality class... Zeiss seems very dedicated to minimizing curvilinear distortion.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-19-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By Dougg
Thanks! Looking forward to enjoying the...

Thanks! Looking forward to enjoying the improvements
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-19-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,357
Posted By Dougg
I'm a convert to side grips. I used to think that...

I'm a convert to side grips. I used to think that if they were so great, then the camera manufacturer would shape the camera body to have a grip. Well, I guess some left that off so others to make...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-19-2006
Replies: 68
Views: 10,504
Posted By Dougg
I suspect the 1/3 stop click increments are part...

I suspect the 1/3 stop click increments are part of Zeiss's efforts to inform us the gear is higher-precision than other gear. In operation it doesn't really matter to me whether the increment is 1/2...
Forum: Off Topic 12-19-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By Dougg
I have a poster of Ruth Bernhard's famous "Nude...

I have a poster of Ruth Bernhard's famous "Nude in a Box" on my office wall... a masterpiece. Sorry to hear of her passing.
Forum: Off Topic 12-19-2006
Replies: 0
Views: 623
Posted By Dougg
US Army Selects Leica Rangefinder

This sure sounds ON-topic doesn't it? Seen in Jan 07 issue of American Rifleman, page 22...

Leica announced recently that it has been awarded a US Army contract for the Leica Rangemaster CRF 1200 to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-19-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 2,577
Posted By Dougg
You're partly correct in that with one of the...

You're partly correct in that with one of the lenses not coupled to the RF, like the 4/25, you do focus by eyeball estimation, knotted string, or tape measure with distance set on the focus ring's...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-19-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 982
Posted By Dougg
Hi Karl -- Your building shot is certainly a...

Hi Karl -- Your building shot is certainly a matter of perspective, with the camera tilted upward causing vertical lines to appear to converge.

But I don't see any "curve" there, which is what the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-19-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 982
Posted By Dougg
Interesting, Thafred! Your shot does show the...

Interesting, Thafred! Your shot does show the tiniest bit of barrel distortion, not at all an uncommon effect for wide lenses, but an admirably small amount. Looking again at Steve's spire even with...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-18-2006
Replies: 72
Views: 36,872
Posted By Dougg
Amos, boosting contrast in Photoshop gives a...

Amos, boosting contrast in Photoshop gives a different look than a bit of veiling flare in the dark zones and a bit around bright lights, etc. An uncoated or single-coated UV filter is much more...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-18-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 982
Posted By Dougg
Those jaggies make for frazzled eyeballs, Steve!...

Those jaggies make for frazzled eyeballs, Steve! Nice calm colors though.. :)
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-18-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,588
Posted By Dougg
I prefer stainless, and have used Kindermann...

I prefer stainless, and have used Kindermann stuff for decades. But 120/220 is more difficult to load, so that's maybe a bad choice for a first experience with steel reels. Having used 35mm reels for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-17-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 2,577
Posted By Dougg
24mm is pretty much the same as 25mm... so that...

24mm is pretty much the same as 25mm... so that adds a Leica 24mm f/2.8 Elmarit to the mix. :) BTW, the Biogon is f/2.8 also. Strong rumor of a new Voigtlander 25 to replace the current version,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-17-2006
Replies: 61
Views: 3,616
Posted By Dougg
Good shots, all! The one by Ian of the beach hut...

Good shots, all! The one by Ian of the beach hut particularly appeals to me; maybe it's the mystery and/or voyeuristic feel... :)
Forum: Off Topic 12-17-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,714
Posted By Dougg
Ondrej, congratulations on your successful...

Ondrej, congratulations on your successful repairs and profitable transactions! :)
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-16-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,343
Posted By Dougg
Absent the green label update, the wide angle...

Absent the green label update, the wide angle choices come down to... just the 28mm Biogon. Fortunately it's a great lens capable of producing exquisite results. This really makes shopping so much...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-15-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Posted By Dougg
Just think "yards" for meters... If you want to...

Just think "yards" for meters... If you want to be a bit more precise you can figure 1.1 yards for a meter.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-15-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 1,156
Posted By Dougg
I think either is just a convenient abbreviation...

I think either is just a convenient abbreviation partly to clarify it's the modern Voigtlander under discussion, not the "classic" Voigtlander gear. I'll just note that official importer...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-15-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,078
Posted By Dougg
Welcome, Dan, from another Washington RFF...

Welcome, Dan, from another Washington RFF member... That looks like a useful rig, and I hope you like it! :)
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-14-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Posted By Dougg
And if both are indeed reading in meters, which...

And if both are indeed reading in meters, which one is accurate? That is, what is the true distance to the subject... Final thought: Are they truly focusing on the same object? I love my GA5645Wi and...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-14-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 759
Posted By Dougg
I'm with Clintock in liking GraphicConverter....

I'm with Clintock in liking GraphicConverter. It's surprisingly versatile and capable, and the main reason I'm so ignorant about Photoshop. :)
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-14-2006
Replies: 34
Views: 3,664
Posted By Dougg
Most of my gallery here is with 645 RF cameras,...

Most of my gallery here is with 645 RF cameras, with emphasis on environmental portraits, informal and hand-held, both on the street and office interiors. I like the quiet leaf shutters, and f/4...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-14-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 1,964
Posted By Dougg
Another RFF breakthrough! :D

Another RFF breakthrough! :D
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-14-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,139
Posted By Dougg
Ok, let's do that, and you are right in your...

Ok, let's do that, and you are right in your statement. Oddly enough, Rollei did pretty much that when they produced the 80mm Planar remounted in a Leica-thread-mount barrel and offered it with their...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-13-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 937
Posted By Dougg
Like it... I think the angles formed by the...

Like it... I think the angles formed by the perspective at right tie in rather nicely with the angles of the fire escape. Good seeing!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-13-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 1,964
Posted By Dougg
Shenkerian you have acquired a most impressive...

Shenkerian you have acquired a most impressive compromize combination, and I appreciate your forthright rationale as well! Hope to see some of your shots eventually appear here in RFF...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-13-2006
Replies: 34
Views: 9,886
Posted By Dougg
Congratulations to those who have recently found...

Congratulations to those who have recently found pleasure with the RF645! Sigh of relief for George's retention of his hard-found 100mm too!

I find the vertical viewfinder orientation as natural as...
Forum: Off Topic 12-13-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 734
Posted By Dougg
If I were a manager or owner of a company with...

If I were a manager or owner of a company with employees, I would not be wanting them -- except maybe on their own break-time -- doing personal stuff with the computers. But I gather from what I see...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-13-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 826
Posted By Dougg
Yes, I had unexpected double-exposures with mine...

Yes, I had unexpected double-exposures with mine too, and it did take some time to figure out that it was the rewind button causing it. Once known, I just made sure to keep my finger OFF the rewind...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-13-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,732
Posted By Dougg
I use a lot of Fuji Professional NPZ 800, now...

I use a lot of Fuji Professional NPZ 800, now renamed 800Z, mostly in 120/220 size. The results are excellent if you avoid underexposure; to that end I set my meter to 500 for this film. Smooth low...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-12-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 1,234
Posted By Dougg
It seems a pleasant lens, here used wide open at...

It seems a pleasant lens, here used wide open at an art reception...
(Nice shots there, Nachkebia!)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-12-2006
Replies: 62
Views: 2,415
Posted By Dougg
Steve, I can sympathize since I tend to be a bit...

Steve, I can sympathize since I tend to be a bit shy and unwilling to invade the privacy of another. Lots of very good comments here that hit a vibe with me too.

Some years ago I reviewed my old...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-12-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,208
Posted By Dougg
And probably not the lab either, as the scanned...

And probably not the lab either, as the scanned results were the same from different labs. A mystery... maybe just the same UFO running circles around that housing area? Hey, Bertram, good to "see"...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-12-2006
Replies: 43
Views: 9,456
Posted By Dougg
Here's a shot from last October, at the Safeway...

Here's a shot from last October, at the Safeway pharmacy dept to get a flu shot... Using this 35 'cron type 1 lens since new in 1967. Shot at least shows the OOF look. :)
Forum: Off Topic 12-12-2006
Replies: 101
Views: 3,338
Posted By Dougg
Steve, I agree. Photography is a medium for...

Steve, I agree. Photography is a medium for communication and personal expression; pretty much all you need to know about me is (hopefully) evident in my photos. I'd really prefer not to READ others'...
Forum: Off Topic 12-12-2006
Replies: 37
Views: 2,434
Posted By Dougg
Hmm, interesting, Nick! I have not visited the...

Hmm, interesting, Nick! I have not visited the Pnet Leica forum for over a year, so it seems to have changed. I quit visiting that forum because it had become a Leica-hater's area, you didn't dare...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-12-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,108
Posted By Dougg
I too like the tunnel shots... AND your pink...

I too like the tunnel shots... AND your pink Citroën avatar shot! Reminds me of taxis in Izmir, when I lived there in the 60's... though those were invariably black.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-12-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,532
Posted By Dougg
Hi, and welcome to RFF, Michel! I can sympathize...

Hi, and welcome to RFF, Michel! I can sympathize with your decision problem. Rather than a Miata/Ferrarri contrast, I'd suggest the Leica/ZI difference is more like a used Rolls vs a new Bentley. :)...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-09-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 6,383
Posted By Dougg
$702 is a lot for that lens, but the auction...

$702 is a lot for that lens, but the auction presentation is good, the product was complete with original packaging, the silver finish is rarer than the black, and enthusiasm carried it along...

The...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-09-2006
Replies: 150
Views: 11,285
Posted By Dougg
It started off simply enough in 1962 with a Kodak...

It started off simply enough in 1962 with a Kodak Super 27... then,
Regula 35
Petriflex IV
Petri Half-7
Pentax H3
Pentax Spotmatic
Pentax H3v
Leica M2 (still have)
Olympus Pen D2
Pentax Spotmatic...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-08-2006
Replies: 90
Views: 9,857
Posted By Dougg
I also find 28mm too wide... and too narrow, and...

I also find 28mm too wide... and too narrow, and just right... plus the same can be said for 35, 40, 50... But I do have a 28 (or its other-format equivalent) for every system I use; it's a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-08-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 2,158
Posted By Dougg
The lens was made for the Minolta CLE, so it...

The lens was made for the Minolta CLE, so it should fit and focus just fine on an M6 Classic ... But there is one fly in the ointment: Upon mounting it to the M6 it will cause the 35/135mm frameline...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-07-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,843
Posted By Dougg
They are cute, but low in resolution

They are cute, but low in resolution
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-07-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 2,158
Posted By Dougg
Hi -- The Summicron 28mm Asph was introduced at...

Hi -- The Summicron 28mm Asph was introduced at Photokina in 2000.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-07-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,012
Posted By Dougg
I could add that my Fuji GA645Wi has advantages...

I could add that my Fuji GA645Wi has advantages over the Bronica with the 45mm mounted. Both excellent 45mm f/4, but the RF645 doesn't have 45mm framelines in the VF, so you either use the accessory...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-06-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,012
Posted By Dougg
I can't see any difference in lens quality...

I can't see any difference in lens quality between the Fujis and the Bronicas; they're both great. I think it comes down to user preference and manual vs auto focus. The Bronica is surprisingly...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-06-2006
Replies: 45
Views: 3,614
Posted By Dougg
Joe, somehow this focal length range seems more...

Joe, somehow this focal length range seems more comfortable on an, err... SLR. Maybe a OM1. And some lenses' focal length markings must be nominal rather than being particularly close to accurate. My...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-06-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 2,158
Posted By Dougg
I got my 28 Summicron in May 05, at which time...

I got my 28 Summicron in May 05, at which time B&H were listing them for $2595. I was fortunate to find a dealer's "new old stock" lens for $1875 on eBay.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-06-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,012
Posted By Dougg
John, you're in a tough spot! I too have a G2 kit...

John, you're in a tough spot! I too have a G2 kit and a GA645 (mine's the Wi model), and it strikes me these two share high optical quality as well as the motorized film advance, auto exposure,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-06-2006
Replies: 39
Views: 2,775
Posted By Dougg
For many years I had just the 35 'cron and 90mm...

For many years I had just the 35 'cron and 90mm T-E, and the latter got little use. Same near-constant use of the 40mm on the CLE for a long time until the 28mm 'cron came along, and then it's about...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-19-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By Dougg
Best to clarify in any situation that might be...

Best to clarify in any situation that might be questionable. The terminology can sometimes be ambiguous without adequate context. M42 Pentax thread mount is never ambiguous, and I suspect that...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-18-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 1,721
Posted By Dougg
Not an RF camera? Too bad...

Not an RF camera? Too bad...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-18-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,392
Posted By Dougg
Barrett, you're on, if I get all 35! Have to wait...

Barrett, you're on, if I get all 35! Have to wait for it to arrive though.... :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-18-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 2,457
Posted By Dougg
Fair to assume rating an ISO 100 film at EI 400...

Fair to assume rating an ISO 100 film at EI 400 would tend to sacrifice shadow detail and boost contrast... if that's what you want. :)
Forum: RFF Polls 11-18-2006
Replies: 155
Views: 18,701
Posted By Dougg
Wynn Bullock comes to mind, for the rural anyway?

Wynn Bullock comes to mind, for the rural anyway?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-18-2006
Replies: 48
Views: 4,981
Posted By Dougg
The box says it's made in UK for Fuji. As with...

The box says it's made in UK for Fuji. As with the Ilford film I set my meter to 250 for the Neopan, and the film base color, densities and scans look the same as XP2 as best I can make out without...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-17-2006
Replies: 48
Views: 4,981
Posted By Dougg
I'm of the same opinion about this film and its...

I'm of the same opinion about this film and its use as Alan, except that a well-connected source told me it's essentially identical to XP-2 Super, and that fits my observations as well. I ordered-in...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-17-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 2,651
Posted By Dougg
Here are a few from the 1.5/50 Sonnar ZM...

Here are a few from the 1.5/50 Sonnar ZM...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-17-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,602
Posted By Dougg
Your photo is a puzzler, with some ambiguous...

Your photo is a puzzler, with some ambiguous spaces, rather mysterious. I like it. :)

I too have the SC Nokton, and it seems stuck on my CLE now as I get familiar with it. One thing of note is that...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-17-2006
Replies: 56
Views: 4,808
Posted By Dougg
Now that is an event to document properly! They...

Now that is an event to document properly! They look gorgeous, Frank, and I can imagine your delight in putting some film through them right away!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-17-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 2,220
Posted By Dougg
Yep, that's what was so mind-blowing at the time...

Yep, that's what was so mind-blowing at the time about the M3 and M2, and one good reason other major RF makers just gave it up and concentrated on SLRs. FSU was of course a whole different world.
Forum: RFF Polls 11-17-2006
Replies: 155
Views: 18,701
Posted By Dougg
Environmental-type portraits, and...

Environmental-type portraits, and community/documentary... can't really call it "street", but it's not portraits in the sense of arranged groupings or studio work either. Landscapes too. One category...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-14-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 906
Posted By Dougg
Wow, for $100 I'd buy a spare one too!

Wow, for $100 I'd buy a spare one too!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-14-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,045
Posted By Dougg
When I saw the thread heading I thought that's...

When I saw the thread heading I thought that's quite a dramatic confrontation -- of an old Soviet lens and a modern German/Japanese one... And I do have both the J-12 and a 35 Biogon ZM. I have not...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-14-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By Dougg
I have an L that has the 15mm assigned to it. The...

I have an L that has the 15mm assigned to it. The T is more versatile, but would make a good replacement for the L, and had it been available then I'd have chosen it over the L. Well, but I only got...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-14-2006
Replies: 38
Views: 3,700
Posted By Dougg
If those few brought in result in enthusiastic...

If those few brought in result in enthusiastic posts here in RFF, that could cause enough of a GAS attack to justify restocking... :D
Forum: Other RF 11-14-2006
Replies: 37
Views: 3,017
Posted By Dougg
Definitely a shared syndrome! :) Congrats on your...

Definitely a shared syndrome! :) Congrats on your forthcoming joyous additions, retrocam!
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-12-2006
Replies: 63
Views: 5,134
Posted By Dougg
Earl, sorry for being pedantic... I figured being...

Earl, sorry for being pedantic... I figured being more complete than necessary might benefit others. :)
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 11-12-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,720
Posted By Dougg
It's a kit supplied by Mamiya to allow 35mm film...

It's a kit supplied by Mamiya to allow 35mm film to be used in the camera. It uses nearly all the 70mm width of the film gate and of course masks the film to 24mm frame height... thus resulting in a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-12-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,472
Posted By Dougg
Talking High Stile

Contax G2, 21mm Biogon, Fuji NPH400
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-12-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 1,925
Posted By Dougg
Hi Lynn -- I can sympathize that it becomes very...

Hi Lynn -- I can sympathize that it becomes very hard to make equipment-changing choices when it involves selling your present gear (with which you're familiar) to acquire the new gear (which you...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-12-2006
Replies: 63
Views: 5,134
Posted By Dougg
Parallax is a strange issue, Earl, and I think...

Parallax is a strange issue, Earl, and I think sometimes misunderstood. It's the difference between two points of view; the shooter and the film. The only way to have none at all is to view and...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-11-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 2,428
Posted By Dougg
Ben, I think you're right; Hermes' minority...

Ben, I think you're right; Hermes' minority holdings in Leica were recently acquired by an Austrian investor group that now becomes the majority...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-11-2006
Replies: 35
Views: 2,400
Posted By Dougg
I've had excellent service from UPS for shipments...

I've had excellent service from UPS for shipments within the US; it's generally the least expensive trackable shipping too...

However for a forthcoming trip I was just considering shipping ahead the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-11-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 1,834
Posted By Dougg
Thanks to all other vets for your service to your...

Thanks to all other vets for your service to your country!

Doug Miles
USAF
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-08-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 5,978
Posted By Dougg
Is the meter indeed inoperative on the one you...

Is the meter indeed inoperative on the one you received?
Forum: Off Topic 11-08-2006
Replies: 103
Views: 6,736
Posted By Dougg
Common Spyderco Delica clipped to one pocket, and...

Common Spyderco Delica clipped to one pocket, and a Spyderco Dyad Junior (two blades, one serrated sheepsfoot shape and one plain-edge clip point; handy tool) in the other. These used to slide right...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-08-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 1,944
Posted By Dougg
This length for the 35 Biogon must be the whole...

This length for the 35 Biogon must be the whole body of the lens including the part that extends within the body lens mount. Measuring from the mounting flange to the front rim, mine is 43mm long.
I...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-06-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 987
Posted By Dougg
I have one on my Bessa-T, reminding me of liking...

I have one on my Bessa-T, reminding me of liking years ago using a Canon Vt Deluxe. I too like the additional strap lug for vertical carry. The trouble, as mentioned in the linked article, is...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-06-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 1,545
Posted By Dougg
The focusing motor is in the camera body (not in...

The focusing motor is in the camera body (not in the lens)... The mechanical coupling is at the lower side of the lens mount nearest the name "Contax". I suppose if the mechanism of the lens is...
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