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Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,566
Posted By traveler_101
Sorry, what I take away from this one: "big lens...

Sorry, what I take away from this one: "big lens with a pimple" - I can't help but laugh at that. Dear Zeiss: you have a zit, you better pop it before it gets worse.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 2,855
Posted By traveler_101
They are crappy images. Sorry to be mean but that...

They are crappy images. Sorry to be mean but that is the truth of it.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-22-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By traveler_101
Should sat also that the colours in the m43 12mp...

Should sat also that the colours in the m43 12mp sensor are very nice.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,321
Posted By traveler_101
I think you are right, but I don't understand...

I think you are right, but I don't understand what you expect them to do. They are business - Fujifilm Holdings Corp ADR - and have to answer to stockholders and the banks.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,321
Posted By traveler_101
What happens to a business that is selling to a...

What happens to a business that is selling to a market worth 900 million rolls a year which drops within a period of two years down to 20 million rolls a year? The bottom has dropped out of their...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-14-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,321
Posted By traveler_101
I would interpret this as follows: the sooner the...

I would interpret this as follows: the sooner the big firms get out the more likely smaller sustainable firms can take over. I see the point here given the limited size of the film market.



As I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-10-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,612
Posted By traveler_101
You didn't read my post very carefully. You seem...

You didn't read my post very carefully. You seem to be driven by some kind of ideology that sees only the positive side of the present economy.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-09-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,612
Posted By traveler_101
Jan, It would be nice (for us) if it were...

Jan,

It would be nice (for us) if it were factually correct that x-ray film technology was simply cheaper and more flexible and thereby a far better product for rural and less developed regions than...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-05-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 12,501
Posted By traveler_101
The T was my first rangefinder camera and it...

The T was my first rangefinder camera and it served me well. It really is classic in looks and had a pretty good rangefinder, though in the end I preferred the IIIf for its rangefinder, smaller size...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-30-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By traveler_101
I've heard good things about the Ultron but have...

I've heard good things about the Ultron but have never had Leica M mount lenses to compare it to.



Thanks for the info. It took me years to find a 35mm Ultron and it turned out to be the second...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-28-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By traveler_101
Best CV lens in LTM ?

What is the single best Voigtlander LTM lens regardless of focal length?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-16-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By traveler_101
Thank you very much for your response. Well, I...

Thank you very much for your response. Well, I was able to tighten the screw a little, but it did not solve the problem. You anticipated the problem correctly: the entire drive shaft is loose and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-16-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By traveler_101
Leica IIIf - winding knob

The winding knob on my IIIf seems loose to me. Even after the film has been advanced the knob jiggles a bit and will rattle if the camera is shaken. This seems to have gotten a bit worse over time,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-07-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 995
Posted By traveler_101
Yes, some people are thinking about serving an...

Yes, some people are thinking about serving an expanding market for developing your own film. The kits are not aimed at RFF members. Of course it remains to be seen if the market is really there.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-05-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,726
Posted By traveler_101
From the article: Film photography is now an...

From the article:
Film photography is now an “fine art niche,” rather than a mainstream habit, and Hollywood use of film for movie capture won’t continue forever. Out of the four businesses managed...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-05-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,726
Posted By traveler_101
Ok, but three billion rolls sold per annum at the...

Ok, but three billion rolls sold per annum at the end of the 20th century only amplifies my point. History is always relevant, but usually difficult to read . . . though perhaps not in this case. The...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-05-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,726
Posted By traveler_101
Well this is important and hopeful, but I can't...

Well this is important and hopeful, but I can't help but thinking about the larger context: you are talking 3-4 million rolls of additional sales per annum, which might or might not be sustained...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,119
Posted By traveler_101
You're too optimistic. The medium is the message....

You're too optimistic. The medium is the message. In a way the source doesn't matter - instagram is a platform that reduces the image to an advert - "Advertisements for Myself" (Norman Mailer being...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-30-2019
Replies: 257
Views: 54,597
Posted By traveler_101
I have a IIIf with a new (well now three year...

I have a IIIf with a new (well now three year old) beam splitter and I find it very easy to focus - and I've always wondered whether it might actually be easier to focus than a M. Always wanted a M2...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-30-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,451
Posted By traveler_101
:D Me too. And it is useful because I can show...

:D

Me too. And it is useful because I can show my wife the photo and then she is less perturbed about the relatively modest amount of freezer space I am using. 15 rolls at this point. And to clarify...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-30-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,931
Posted By traveler_101
Right, it's a male hobby/occupation - except that...

Right, it's a male hobby/occupation - except that Helen Hill is female, I presume, and her vote is worth 20x the vote of the average male photog (like me) is worth. So perhaps there is a balance...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-14-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,829
Posted By traveler_101
I don't know what "ZI" is - Zeiss Ikon from...

I don't know what "ZI" is - Zeiss Ikon from before the war or what?

Leica M-A -$4,695.00 (B&H)

Leica M7 - No Longer Available (B&H), but can be had new here in Norway for 42,999 NOK or roughly...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-12-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,829
Posted By traveler_101
Answering my query by referring to supply and...

Answering my query by referring to supply and demand doesn't get us very far. Obviously the question is what is driving demand. Here's the best answer I thought:
"Instagram and social media turned...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,829
Posted By traveler_101
Not quite getting it

I have been watching M prices increase pretty steadily over the past few years, but that seems particularly the case for the M6 - for some reason. At the same time the M7 seems reasonable in price...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-08-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 5,690
Posted By traveler_101
I've been thinking of getting into bulk loading,...

I've been thinking of getting into bulk loading, but I would want to limit my initial outlay. Buying a new loader is over $50 at B&H and they don't seem to have Watson - just this Legacy Pro Lloyd...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-08-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 924
Posted By traveler_101
Like this -...

Like this - ?
http://www.betterscanning.com/scanning/insert35.html
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-04-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 10,523
Posted By traveler_101
"All substances, which pose a risk of fire,...

"All substances, which pose a risk of fire, corrosion or the development of toxic gases, are completely forbidden in the checked baggage as well as in the carry-on baggage."

It's not really...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-03-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 10,523
Posted By traveler_101
I have been using D-76 with Tri-X since I picked...

I have been using D-76 with Tri-X since I picked up shooting b&w film a few years ago now. It's a standard of course, but I remember specifically that Tom Abrahamson recommended this combo so I...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-02-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 3,032
Posted By traveler_101
Also no internal stabilisation - which should...

Also no internal stabilisation - which should make using MF lenses more difficult.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-31-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 22,111
Posted By traveler_101
Wow - sound great! I would love a built in spot...

Wow - sound great! I would love a built in spot meter. But somewhere I read that M5 is the most difficult to repair - and of course there is the handling issue.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-31-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 22,111
Posted By traveler_101
We all knew, but I for one didn't expect such a...

We all knew, but I for one didn't expect such a rout. At this point right around half the votes went to the M5.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-31-2018
Replies: 302
Views: 40,236
Posted By traveler_101
Excellent on the camera as a tool.

Excellent on the camera as a tool.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-31-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 3,017
Posted By traveler_101
Now you have a plan! Great to hear you managed to...

Now you have a plan! Great to hear you managed to make the Bessa useful - that should be around for a while as a good backup camera.

By the way, what kind of half case did you get?

Just make sure...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-31-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 3,017
Posted By traveler_101
+1 Just don't understand this attraction to the...

+1

Just don't understand this attraction to the M4-2 when it has been very nearly the death of you - by which I mean it has been a money sink or a bottomless pit. Old expression fits here - avoid...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-31-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 3,017
Posted By traveler_101
Oh, "highly offensive" - oh gee whiz - my...

Oh, "highly offensive" - oh gee whiz - my grandmother had more moxy. Pathetic.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 3,017
Posted By traveler_101
Or get a 35mm f/1.7 ULTRON. I have the LTM...

Or get a 35mm f/1.7 ULTRON. I have the LTM version. It is a very good lens and large enough to keep my Bessa R balanced on its straps. No half case needed. I suppose working this balance thing out,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 3,017
Posted By traveler_101
No and no. 1. Why repair a camera (M4-2) that has...

No and no.
1. Why repair a camera (M4-2) that has given you such bad luck? Dump it.
2. Earlier you said that using a half case while shooting a camera is like having sex with a condom on. You also...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-24-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 3,017
Posted By traveler_101
Ok, I am late to this - just seeing it now. BUT ....

Ok, I am late to this - just seeing it now. BUT . . . KoFe didn't you fairly recently pick up the Bessa virtually new at a good price from someone in British Columbia much to your delight? (yes, I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-22-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,940
Posted By traveler_101
Mr Phong @ Canada Camera - looks like a cool...

Mr Phong @ Canada Camera - looks like a cool place, Thanks for posting

https://www.yelp.com/biz/canada-camera-and-photo-services-montebello
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-14-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,940
Posted By traveler_101
It's not mine; I'm not the OP. I weighed in...

It's not mine; I'm not the OP. I weighed in because I am thinking - once again - of acquiring a M2. One of the reasons I've been hesitant in the past is the question of repair cost. My understanding...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-14-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,940
Posted By traveler_101
Ok, that's a lot of money for an old camera, but...

Ok, that's a lot of money for an old camera, but it works! . . . And you had an expert who had put it into shape. I think I might well spend $800 for that - who cares about some scuffs and dings. I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-14-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,940
Posted By traveler_101
All this assumes that the problem can be fixed by...

All this assumes that the problem can be fixed by a simple CLA. Is that necessarily true? Perhaps there is something more serious wrong.

As for price: prices are lower in the U.S. across the board...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-13-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 2,099
Posted By traveler_101
I understand your feelings and what I am about to...

I understand your feelings and what I am about to say is NOT an attempt to dismiss you. Frankly, if you don't like digital photography (see underlined sections above), then you don't like digital...
Forum: Film vs Digital 09-08-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 2,510
Posted By traveler_101
Interesting take! Not saying I agree, but I agree...

Interesting take! Not saying I agree, but I agree that film has a genuineness that digital lacks and I also dislike sitting in front of my main work tool - the computer - when I am doing what for me...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-01-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,328
Posted By traveler_101
Petronius takes the most interesting photographs....

Petronius takes the most interesting photographs. It is good to read this thread and see alll the people into m43 \.

I have the Pen-F plus the Olympus 17, 25 and 45 /1.8 lenses and the 40-150 R...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-01-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By traveler_101
Some years ago, bought 75 rolls of Arista...

Some years ago, bought 75 rolls of Arista Premium 400 (rebranded Tri-X) and have kept it in the freezer. It expired in 2014 - down to two rolls left now and it is still fine. The time between...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-31-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,297
Posted By traveler_101
I must admit that I am curious why you would wish...

I must admit that I am curious why you would wish to "match" film with digital? Is that really authentic? I mean why not let film be film and then digital develops its own aesthetic? . . . which I...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-24-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,308
Posted By traveler_101
Not only is the Z7 significantly smaller and...

Not only is the Z7 significantly smaller and lighter, it actually looks like a camera. The D850 looks like a swollen monster or maybe a blob. Boy do I hate DSLRs.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-24-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,308
Posted By traveler_101
This guy says it all: "I really excited about...

This guy says it all: "I really excited about this announcement. I don't know why I am really excited about this because I don't like mirrorless cameras but it probably is because it is Nikon and I...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-20-2018
Replies: 65
Views: 2,844
Posted By traveler_101
$7995 - "Same sensor, processor, LCD (Gorilla...

$7995 -
"Same sensor, processor, LCD (Gorilla Glass), ISO, connections, frame selector, buffer as the M10."

Read more: https://leicarumors.com/#ixzz5OjYyE7KP
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-13-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,396
Posted By traveler_101
I thought you shot an Olympus Pen with the ...

I thought you shot an Olympus Pen with the 17/1.8?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-11-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,774
Posted By traveler_101
For God's sake dump that old X-Pro 1 and pick up...

For God's sake dump that old X-Pro 1 and pick up "the set up I've most enjoyed during the years - an M4-P with a 'fixed-by-finance' Summicron 35". As far as the X-100F: I simply fail to understand...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-11-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,236
Posted By traveler_101
Can you compare a Summaron 2.8 with a Elmar 3.5...

Can you compare a Summaron 2.8 with a Elmar 3.5 single coat in terms of contrast etc?
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-11-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 915
Posted By traveler_101
Right. Thanks.

Right. Thanks.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-09-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 915
Posted By traveler_101
35mm or 50mm lens? If 35 the guy was really very...

35mm or 50mm lens? If 35 the guy was really very close to his subjects.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,143
Posted By traveler_101
This is well said and true but still misses the...

This is well said and true but still misses the point. The smartphone reflects a kind of totality ( a so-called "virtual" world) that dulls the potential for human perception. It dulls the self -I...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-29-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 775
Posted By traveler_101
Someone on this forum once told me that the...

Someone on this forum once told me that the Barnack series cameras are more durable and more easily repaired than the M series. Certainly Youxin could put in new curtains - I would think.

And...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 06-17-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 3,862
Posted By traveler_101
Same thing occurred to me: the disparity between...

Same thing occurred to me: the disparity between the text and the photos. The photos I quite liked but the text is bloated and supercilious - a kind of stylised reiteration of Leica-the-icon playing...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-17-2018
Replies: 151
Views: 7,798
Posted By traveler_101
You mean where precise exposure is essential? I...

You mean where precise exposure is essential? I haven't shot colour film in eons; is there any slide film still made?
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-16-2018
Replies: 2,534
Views: 366,893
Posted By traveler_101
Sorry to hear about your health problems and hope...

Sorry to hear about your health problems and hope you feel better soon. I have a Pen-F too.
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-16-2018
Replies: 2,534
Views: 366,893
Posted By traveler_101
Because I still shoot film and like to hear why...

Because I still shoot film and like to hear why others persist in doing so.
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-15-2018
Replies: 2,534
Views: 366,893
Posted By traveler_101
Yeah I suppose you're right which raises a...

Yeah I suppose you're right which raises a perennial question. Reading about your recent move to m43 made me wonder whether you still do film photography - b&w perhaps? - and if so what role does...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-13-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 2,104
Posted By traveler_101
Which raises the obvious question of why Cosina...

Which raises the obvious question of why Cosina stopped production of these cameras. When they ceased production, diid they underestimate demand?
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-30-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 6,834
Posted By traveler_101
Looks great! You put the the leather on the door...

Looks great! You put the the leather on the door from a C1? Did you remove the coating from the C1 door first? Where did you get the leather?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-29-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By traveler_101
It is generally understood that SLR lenses are...

It is generally understood that SLR lenses are better than Rangefinder lenses on digital cameras. This is particularly the case for lenses less than 40mm. I just tried my 35mm Colour Skopar on my...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-24-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,494
Posted By traveler_101
I don't see any reason to give up the M6 you are...

I don't see any reason to give up the M6 you are now enjoying - the one that you have in your hand and have found perfect. Your wife (you) already owns half of it!

Let your sister-in-law set her...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-14-2018
Replies: 73
Views: 14,049
Posted By traveler_101
Metal is metal, cloth is cloth regardless of the...

Metal is metal, cloth is cloth regardless of the drive mechanism. My IIIf and a M6 that I tried are much quieter than my Bessas R and T. But then cloth shutters develop problems more easily.
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-14-2018
Replies: 137
Views: 12,349
Posted By traveler_101
https://www.amazon.com/Fujifilm-X-Pro2-Body-Profes...

https://www.amazon.com/Fujifilm-X-Pro2-Body-Professional-Black/dp/B01A8DUR74/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1523744781&sr=8-1&keywords=fuji+x-pro+2

Yes, dump it, move on and don't look back. $1700 for a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-31-2018
Replies: 103
Views: 2,807
Posted By traveler_101
Gorgeous kit! OI really like the tan leatherette...

Gorgeous kit! OI really like the tan leatherette on the camera.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-31-2018
Replies: 103
Views: 2,807
Posted By traveler_101
I'd bet that this lens will become / already is...

I'd bet that this lens will become / already is highly collectible. Something like a limited run coin with a special mint mark?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-30-2018
Replies: 103
Views: 2,807
Posted By traveler_101
Really nice photos Kuuan, especially on the...

Really nice photos Kuuan, especially on the Ricoh. With the crop factor that would be 37.5mm?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-30-2018
Replies: 103
Views: 2,807
Posted By traveler_101
"Snapshot" Skopar 25mm F4 LTM. It comes with a...

"Snapshot" Skopar 25mm F4 LTM. It comes with a finder.

1. Just want to be sure the OP realises that this is a scale focus lens.
2. Looks great on my Leica IIIf, but the finder is wide and it...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-30-2018
Replies: 103
Views: 2,807
Posted By traveler_101
Part of the question is which focal length do you...

Part of the question is which focal length do you need. 25mm snapshot skopar is a good lens for wide angle of buildings and cityscapes. 28mm is not wide enough for that purpose, arguably.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-27-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1,579
Posted By traveler_101
I've used SUNNY 16 and yes 400 ISO = 1/500...

I've used SUNNY 16 and yes 400 ISO = 1/500 especially on my IIIf where the next speed is 1/200. That kind of estimation is fine for me, no sweat (assuming b&w film with good latitude).

What turned...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-27-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1,579
Posted By traveler_101
I like the "cosmic symbol" - that one is for all...

I like the "cosmic symbol" - that one is for all eternity, while the Mercury is for those who understand the astrological dimensions of photography.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-23-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,566
Posted By traveler_101
Well, $1000 Canadian equals $750 American for the...

Well, $1000 Canadian equals $750 American for the 2RM - not bad and that was for a virtually new camera as I recall. It's great to have a reliable camera that is always ready to go. However, soon...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-12-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 875
Posted By traveler_101
I am with you - unnecessary weight and bulk. You...

I am with you - unnecessary weight and bulk. You mean a DSLR right? At first I thought you were ditching your old film camera (SLR). My query: why replace a bulky DSLR with a still rather heavy SONY...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-10-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,526
Posted By traveler_101
To the OP I do not have, nor have I ever used, a...

To the OP
I do not have, nor have I ever used, a Fuji camera, but I am with you. I think you're caught between two contradictions, but it seems to me that so far you have managed to negotiate the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-08-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,099
Posted By traveler_101
Wow, four rounds: how much is this costing you? I...

Wow, four rounds: how much is this costing you? I have flirted with the idea of getting a M camera for some time, but this certainly doesn't encourage me.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-26-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 2,130
Posted By traveler_101
Perhaps we should start a new thread on this, but...

Perhaps we should start a new thread on this, but I wonder what happens after they go belly up? Is everything liquidated?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-25-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,126
Posted By traveler_101
Reviving this thread. I like FP 400 in XTOL....

Reviving this thread. I like FP 400 in XTOL. KOFE, You choose to use Rodinal which emphasises grain - and I don't see this film producing an effective "gritty" look, though it is clearly a better...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-24-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By traveler_101
Oh, these are wonderfully expressive shots!...

Oh, these are wonderfully expressive shots! Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-24-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By traveler_101
No, not really - though the Gx9 does have the...

No, not really - though the Gx9 does have the 20mp sensor, it also has something much closer too the Gx7's viewfinder than the Gx8's.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-24-2018
Replies: 152
Views: 6,791
Posted By traveler_101
Wow that's a heavy artillery barrage. I guess the...

Wow that's a heavy artillery barrage. I guess the other guy has a dug a deep foxhole and will eventually pop up again.

Seriously, let me just ask you a question. I see your point about operating at...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-23-2018
Replies: 73
Views: 14,049
Posted By traveler_101
Welcome to the forum! :) Can't help but agreeing...

Welcome to the forum! :) Can't help but agreeing that these are two commendable camera models, especially considering that I own both of them myself! :D And, yes, some compromises made in materials...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-21-2018
Replies: 152
Views: 6,791
Posted By traveler_101
I have been preparing for the eventual end of...

I have been preparing for the eventual end of Kodak as we have know it since 2012 when it announced bankruptcy. I had been buying all of my film from Kodak and began then to diversify my buying...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-19-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,832
Posted By traveler_101
Silly considering the fact that the item is no...

Silly considering the fact that the item is no longer manufactured and there are no distributors with cameras in Europe to protect.

To the OP: are you still looking?

There are two ways around this....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2018
Replies: 59
Views: 3,180
Posted By traveler_101
To throw in my two cents: 3-4 years ago as an...

To throw in my two cents: 3-4 years ago as an experiment I bought two slower speed films - Pan F+ and Rollei Retro 80. I developed them both in Rodinal or actually Foma R09 at 1:40. I have had no...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-13-2018
Replies: 152
Views: 6,791
Posted By traveler_101
Throwing in my two cents: paradoxically both are...

Throwing in my two cents: paradoxically both are true. Trying to remember Economics 201: profitability is a function of sufficient demand at a specific price point. At the price Kodak Aleris is able...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-09-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2,131
Posted By traveler_101
If were you I would accurately describe the...

If were you I would accurately describe the camera, put it on a forum and sell "as is". You start mucking around with having CLA and then claim it is in perfect working condition and that comes back...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-09-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,068
Posted By traveler_101
Kai San, beautiful notes and very nice shots.

Kai San, beautiful notes and very nice shots.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-21-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,442
Posted By traveler_101
Thanks Bill Pierce for bring this to our...

Thanks Bill Pierce for bring this to our attention. Equal wages in those days - seems like the work of unions.

Journalism and photo journalism are just like most professions with artistic or...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-19-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 3,266
Posted By traveler_101
I'm sorry I don't see the light leak - or...

I'm sorry I don't see the light leak - or anything consistent in the photos that points to a light leak. I saw something that look like streaks across the frame about 1/3 of the way from the top on a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-19-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 3,266
Posted By traveler_101
Yes, that's a great deal on the 2RM! Hope you...

Yes, that's a great deal on the 2RM! Hope you like it. You do seem pretty attached to the M4-2. I have to say that I cringed to read how much work you had done on the camera. Still it should be...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-19-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 3,266
Posted By traveler_101
"Can be" high maintenance - yes. I guess that...

"Can be" high maintenance - yes. I guess that you can spot the high maintenance type female and then it's your choice whether to get into those outlays - or not.

Trouble is that it seems like with...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-19-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 3,266
Posted By traveler_101
I just found this thread. Congratulations on your...

I just found this thread. Congratulations on your Bessa! So it is a brand new camera or virtually new? in any case I can see why you would want a new camera after repeated problems with the light...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-17-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,832
Posted By traveler_101
Were they ever distributed in Europe? 1. Steve...

Were they ever distributed in Europe?
1. Steve Gandy still carries the more recent Bessas. Some of the models shown on this page are still in stock - https://www.cameraquest.com/inventor.htm

2. I...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-02-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 4,371
Posted By traveler_101
I know, I know, "collector" is a forbidden term...

I know, I know, "collector" is a forbidden term around here (except a bit on the LTM page where I sometimes hang out - I have a IIIf). Be that as it may, I guess I have gone along with the user only...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-01-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 4,371
Posted By traveler_101
Congratulations, I have contemplated buying a...

Congratulations, I have contemplated buying a Canon 7 before - rather vague wish I'd say. Is the camera in good shape? One of the limits of belying one of these and putting it back into use is the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-12-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 5,581
Posted By traveler_101
IIIf similar experience. I find magnification of...

IIIf similar experience. I find magnification of the RF helps me to focus. I us the Elmar without an external viewfinder. 35mm CV Colour Skopar with an inexpensive Russian viewfinder - only...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-08-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 2,626
Posted By traveler_101
As the man says: not a worry even for a klutz...

As the man says: not a worry even for a klutz like myself. I count 21 sprocket holes and draw a line with a pen that terminates between the 21st and 22nd holes.
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 10-08-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,689
Posted By traveler_101
It would be interesting to compare these to...

It would be interesting to compare these to German brochures. Do they use the same images and advertising angles?

I must say that it seems unbelievable that Leica was advertising a IIIg in 1957...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-08-2017
Replies: 83
Views: 5,404
Posted By traveler_101
You take the larger size Olympus camera as your...

You take the larger size Olympus camera as your example for comparison - perhaps not quite cricket. I have stuck with Olympus Pen series with small prime lenses for the sake of size and cost...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-04-2017
Replies: 137
Views: 5,894
Posted By traveler_101
Nonetheless it appears that Kodak has survived,...

Nonetheless it appears that Kodak has survived, other firms in Europe are getting back in with smaller scale production facilities, film use is increasing again, photographers are realising that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-04-2017
Replies: 137
Views: 5,894
Posted By traveler_101
Hasn't Harmann Industries been sold odd to a firm...

Hasn't Harmann Industries been sold odd to a firm eyeing the property the plant is built on for a real estate development scheme?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-03-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,380
Posted By traveler_101
Ultron 35/1.7 is a superb lens, but if you shoot...

Ultron 35/1.7 is a superb lens, but if you shoot a IIIc with its period lens, why not do the same with the Ultron? Team it with a Bessa R for compatibility of period and size. If you want a modern...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-25-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 3,580
Posted By traveler_101
Don't the surfaces of the wartime cameras peal or...

Don't the surfaces of the wartime cameras peal or pit easily? Something about lack of materials during the war. I remember reading that when deciding to get a IIIf instead of a IIIc, but perhaps my...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-25-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 2,827
Posted By traveler_101
I have the E-P5 as well. Not serious about...

I have the E-P5 as well. Not serious about upgrading to Pen-F, but would like to hear the details.

My smallest and lightest combo is E-P1 with Panasonic 14/2.5.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-20-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 2,381
Posted By traveler_101
Never bought one. I am not a professional...

Never bought one. I am not a professional photographer and I could never justify the cost. Besides, I am with Ko-Fe: I don't see Leica as digital. I am also ambivalent about digital so perhaps I am...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-18-2017
Replies: 137
Views: 12,349
Posted By traveler_101
What a disappointment to read this. I have been...

What a disappointment to read this. I have been hoping to hear that you were picking up film photography again and thought that, perhaps, revelations such as this thread would move you along! Digital...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-02-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 1,842
Posted By traveler_101
Coated = not a modern coating, therefore older...

Coated = not a modern coating, therefore older character is preserved while contrast is boosted somewhat.

Not as impressed with the results from this lens in harsh light and I suppose the uncoated...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-02-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 1,842
Posted By traveler_101
Elmar 5cm f/3.5 coated (1946) - shot on Leica...

Elmar 5cm f/3.5 coated (1946) - shot on Leica...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-09-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,012
Posted By traveler_101
Addendum: Here is what the 'head bartender' has...

Addendum:
Here is what the 'head bartender' has to say -
"I received an email from someone who found out the hard way that collapsing a 50/3.5 Elmar into the Bessa R body will result in a metallic...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-09-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,012
Posted By traveler_101
My recollection is that collapsible lenses are...

My recollection is that collapsible lenses are not recommended for the R. In any case I've avoided them. Here is a thread from 2005 on the...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-14-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,609
Posted By traveler_101
I would say considering the budget constraints...

I would say considering the budget constraints and suitability for your lenses go for the R. In other words, you have LTM lenses get a LTM camera and then there is no need to buy an adapter - which...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-14-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 5,134
Posted By traveler_101
Impressed by your precision. But what or who is a...

Impressed by your precision. But what or who is a "literiter"?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-14-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,215
Posted By traveler_101
I'm one of the students for whom photography is a...

I'm one of the students for whom photography is a "mild" pursuit alongside another career (and actually I am worse than those students you mention since I have never had a photography class of any...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-12-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,215
Posted By traveler_101
To Bill Pierce - I think you are discounting...

To Bill Pierce -

I think you are discounting film a little too severely. You are right that film is not "pure" and today digital and film are interconnected in processing for instance. But digital...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-12-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,215
Posted By traveler_101
Calzone - come on man, film is a passion....

Calzone -

come on man, film is a passion. Digital is a relief.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-09-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,088
Posted By traveler_101
Sure, replace your battery and see if that...

Sure, replace your battery and see if that helps.

Here are some other points:

1. I read never to collapse lenses into the Bessa-R or use lenses with large rear elements like the Jupiter 12.

2. You...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 06-28-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 5,491
Posted By traveler_101
I have toyed with the idea of going this way for...

I have toyed with the idea of going this way for some time, though have never committed to it. One problem has been cost of the SONY full frame cameras and uncertainty about which one to buy. So this...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-25-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,666
Posted By traveler_101
I would want a bag that says "please steal this...

I would want a bag that says "please steal this camera; it is well worth the risk."
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-11-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,542
Posted By traveler_101
Hi Mark 14-17-25-45 is a nice kit: all good and...

Hi Mark

14-17-25-45 is a nice kit: all good and all portable. I have them all except the 14 (sold to help pay for the 17/1.8 which was rather pricey).

You're still shooting the E-P1, right? Which...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-11-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,542
Posted By traveler_101
Opposite experience here. I dumped the 60 - for...

Opposite experience here. I dumped the 60 - for no good reason - except that it was a rather bulky lens. Picked up the 45mm instead and it is also a very good lens optically as well as being smaller...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-17-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 3,205
Posted By traveler_101
Very often I do the same on my trips, especially...

Very often I do the same on my trips, especially shorter trips but sometimes transoceanic ones too.I take either the IIIf usually with the collapsible Elmar 3.5 or the E-P1 with the 17mm, if I want...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-16-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2,873
Posted By traveler_101
What lenses do you own / plan on acquiring? If...

What lenses do you own / plan on acquiring? If they are LTM you might consider a Bessa R; if you own M mount lenses, do you tend toward 35mm or 50mm? If 35 get a R2; if 50 or 40 get the R3M with its...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-09-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 2,095
Posted By traveler_101
Nice composition as well. Pretty impressive...

Nice composition as well. Pretty impressive start, I'd say.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-09-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,838
Posted By traveler_101
This discovery is like archaeology. The actual...

This discovery is like archaeology. The actual recovery of film product makes me wonder the extent to which we know about the technics of past film production. There must have been hundreds of...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-05-2017
Replies: 211
Views: 58,614
Posted By traveler_101
XTOL seems plenty sharp to me and one must keep...

XTOL seems plenty sharp to me and one must keep in mind that it is environmentally benign - a nice feature I think. I use it with Fomapan 200 and it is very good. Much depends, however, on the film...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,439
Posted By traveler_101
Yeah, he would have been fired much sooner.

Yeah, he would have been fired much sooner.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-04-2017
Replies: 381
Views: 174,518
Posted By traveler_101
Really an excellent lens with T-MAX 400 for these...

Really an excellent lens with T-MAX 400 for these precise and formal shots.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-25-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,142
Posted By traveler_101
To the OP: you know - they're sharp, but they are...

To the OP: you know - they're sharp, but they are shot with Nikon. You should post a warning for those of us who are Nikon-phobic. It will be a long time before I can get that awful Nikon thought out...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-25-2017
Replies: 247
Views: 19,557
Posted By traveler_101
I rather liked reading this thread and appreciate...

I rather liked reading this thread and appreciate your report.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-25-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 6,126
Posted By traveler_101
Yes - I guess that extra width and weight do make...

Yes - I guess that extra width and weight do make a difference when it comes to portability. Well . . . don't go too hard on yourself. You had to try it out. I've put off getting a Summitar for my...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-17-2017
Replies: 75
Views: 6,242
Posted By traveler_101
Still doesn't open the page. I can try on my...

Still doesn't open the page. I can try on my office PC.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-17-2017
Replies: 75
Views: 6,242
Posted By traveler_101
Yeah, how do you like that? 20,000 orders! Good...

Yeah, how do you like that? 20,000 orders! Good news, but I am not among the elect. I tried ordering a two or three weeks ago and could not get the shop page to open. Now I am last in line.



Ok....
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-05-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 2,978
Posted By traveler_101
My Bessa R cost me $189 plus shipping from Japan...

My Bessa R cost me $189 plus shipping from Japan ($30) - bought it two years ago. It's in very good condition, but has the the same problem as yours - at least the RF is at off focus if the lens is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-04-2017
Replies: 699
Views: 78,604
Posted By traveler_101
If I buy a M5 can I take photos like this? :D I...

If I buy a M5 can I take photos like this? :D I already own the Ultron. :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-04-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,523
Posted By traveler_101
Congratulations - what a great way to acquire a...

Congratulations - what a great way to acquire a Leica! Can't help but asking since I note you have a Canon 7. How does the M3 feel and handle in comparison?
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-28-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 2,146
Posted By traveler_101
Both the E-M1 and E-M1.2 have a combined phase...

Both the E-M1 and E-M1.2 have a combined phase detect and contrast detect auto focusing. They are the only two Olympus cameras that have that feature. This would make getting people in motion shots a...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-28-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2,193
Posted By traveler_101
One of the things that I don't like about digital...

One of the things that I don't like about digital cameras is that I don't understand how it all works. I am not a technician, engineer or computer savvy person.

What is the "data" that undergoes...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-24-2017
Replies: 139
Views: 11,609
Posted By traveler_101
Well, it's a good question. I doubt that I would...

Well, it's a good question. I doubt that I would pay the required $3000 +/-. So far I haven't paid more than $450 for a digital camera and I give digital second billing to film.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-23-2017
Replies: 139
Views: 11,609
Posted By traveler_101
Aren't you guys arguing over different markets -...

Aren't you guys arguing over different markets - as in mass versus niche? Mass markets are made by a cycle that begins with technological innovation, proceeds through volume production and is...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-22-2017
Replies: 73
Views: 14,049
Posted By traveler_101
Well that's right. Losing a Bessa-R, or having it...

Well that's right. Losing a Bessa-R, or having it stolen, would not feel like the end of the world - as opposed to having a prized Leica M stolen, lost or damaged. Still that you generally choose the...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-22-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 2,200
Posted By traveler_101
Hedge fund manager or drug dealer . . . just need...

Hedge fund manager or drug dealer . . . just need to get a M10 in a couple of bad ass music videos.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-21-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,438
Posted By traveler_101
+ 1 I like what you did with this...

+ 1 I like what you did with this film.

Scratches I find only in numbers 3 and 4.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 4,299
Posted By traveler_101
Right, about slide film that would be a big...

Right, about slide film that would be a big development. I decided three years ago to stop using colour film altogether and concentrate on b&w (self-processing), but if slide film becomes available I...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-18-2017
Replies: 270
Views: 86,706
Posted By traveler_101
Right, well can you say what would be involved in...

Right, well can you say what would be involved in retooling? You need machine tools for that, right? Is that ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-17-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 4,047
Posted By traveler_101
That's because you are a technophile :D

That's because you are a technophile :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-17-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 4,047
Posted By traveler_101
I despise "smart" phones for any of a number of...

I despise "smart" phones for any of a number of reasons, though not necessarily because they have become the Brownie or Instamatic camera of our day (not the Barnack, which requires enough know how...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,348
Posted By traveler_101
Good point about linking the grainy character of...

Good point about linking the grainy character of the film to appropriate subject matter.

120 format - yes, I see that on filmdev.org something like 6 of 7 formulas given for Fomapan 400 were for...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-15-2017
Replies: 132
Views: 9,950
Posted By traveler_101
Finally a sensible and encouraging post! Thank...

Finally a sensible and encouraging post! Thank you.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-13-2017
Replies: 139
Views: 11,609
Posted By traveler_101
Good point about Nikon's success with newer film...

Good point about Nikon's success with newer film cameras. Usually when I think about this question (is there significant demand for new camera production?) I am confronted with the Cosina Voigtländer...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-11-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,348
Posted By traveler_101
Fomapan 400 in XTOL

Anyone have any experience with Foma 400? I rated my first roll in the IIIf* at box speed and developed in D-76 and there is too much grain for my taste.

I have four rolls now and would like to try...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-11-2017
Replies: 2,107
Views: 387,638
Posted By traveler_101
Ok, but is HC-110 the only alternative for this...

Ok, but is HC-110 the only alternative for this film? What about XTOL, for example?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-10-2017
Replies: 167
Views: 28,709
Posted By traveler_101
To the question of how much film I have in...

To the question of how much film I have in storage: this is what I wish I had around. Instead I have about 25 rolls, mostly Fomapan 200 and 400 and Kodak Tri-X. That is about one year's supply. I am...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-10-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2,886
Posted By traveler_101
Thanks, Jan, for the tip and well wishes! Mark

Thanks, Jan, for the tip and well wishes!

Mark
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-09-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2,886
Posted By traveler_101
Thanks again, Bob. RPX-25 sounds like what I have...

Thanks again, Bob. RPX-25 sounds like what I have been looking for. Cost is not that bad . . . $7.99 per roll and $89.99/100 ft bulk at Freestyle...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-08-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2,886
Posted By traveler_101
Thanks for your reply. Does RPX25 give you strong...

Thanks for your reply. Does RPX25 give you strong blacks and whites with clarity?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-08-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2,886
Posted By traveler_101
Fair enough. How would you compare the look...

Fair enough. How would you compare the look produced by ADOX 100 to Rollei Retro 80s?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-02-2017
Replies: 257
Views: 54,597
Posted By traveler_101
I agree the notion that which technology we land...

I agree the notion that which technology we land on is an attempt to to find something that works and "gives pleasure" - or provides a form of satisfaction in creating images that is missing in the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-02-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,633
Posted By traveler_101
I have a 1946 Elmar which is very good, I think,...

I have a 1946 Elmar which is very good, I think, especially considering I shoot it without a shade. It is one of the earliest single coated versions. Shooting without a shade is convenient; sometimes...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-31-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,960
Posted By traveler_101
I concur with the above. I use a pen to make a...

I concur with the above. I use a pen to make a line between the 22nd and 23rd sprocket holes. Key (as has been stated): do not cut through the sprocket holes. I make a slight S curve smoothly turning...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-30-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,558
Posted By traveler_101
Are you going to try hacksawing the door off?...

Are you going to try hacksawing the door off? "BTW the OM-2000 is quite a nice camera." Yes, I start looking for replacement parts and end up wanting to buy another camera (lol). Look at this cool...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-30-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,558
Posted By traveler_101
What I was told (PM) is that the base plate of...

What I was told (PM) is that the base plate of the Bessa-R is soft, so much so that in bending it feels like it will snap. That comment made me think that perhaps replacing the base plate is a good...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-29-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,558
Posted By traveler_101
Thanks nukekoke and Robert for the help!...

Thanks nukekoke and Robert for the help! Nukekoke, 10 kroner?




Good question :D

I don't like the coating on the back door of the Bessa-R. I have managed to stop the "sweating" of the rubber, for...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-28-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,558
Posted By traveler_101
Interestingly, I received a PM by someone who has...

Interestingly, I received a PM by someone who has taken the bottom plate off his Bessa and he says the opposite.

"It's very easy and nothing risky.

Just remove the bottom plate, and you will be...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-21-2017
Replies: 170
Views: 84,294
Posted By traveler_101
I found focusing this lens difficult for some...

I found focusing this lens difficult for some reason. Perhaps it was my own fault, I do not know. I sold it to someone who wanted to use it on a digital camera and bought a used Ultron f1.7 LTM. I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-21-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,787
Posted By traveler_101
So you are saying that film's role in india is...

So you are saying that film's role in india is likely to be largely limited to projection? That's not what I am reading:



I thought that Kodak's continued existence in the film market was due...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-21-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 1,693
Posted By traveler_101
i.e. you load the reusable cartridges in the dark?

i.e. you load the reusable cartridges in the dark?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-21-2017
Replies: 167
Views: 14,717
Posted By traveler_101
I think (indeed I know since I have sent them via...

I think (indeed I know since I have sent them via USPS) that batteries must be packaged SEPARATELY from the camera and well packed to withstand a blow to the package without being damaged. The...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-20-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 1,693
Posted By traveler_101
Thanks for the info. I think that 30 fames on a...

Thanks for the info. I think that 30 fames on a roll is a good idea. I am not so concerned about losing one frame at the end; bulk loading is much cheaper overall.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-20-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 1,693
Posted By traveler_101
This is a very useful thread. Any observations on...

This is a very useful thread. Any observations on types of tape to use?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-19-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 1,693
Posted By traveler_101
Does it matter what kind of tape is used? I see...

Does it matter what kind of tape is used? I see here Jim is using transparent tape. Others seem to use masking tape or even specifically blue masking tape.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-19-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 1,693
Posted By traveler_101
Bulk loading on used canisters

Has anyone ever tried bulk loading onto used canisters? I found this "handy-dandy" youtube video showing how to tape the film onto a leader or flap of film left on the used canisters. I find it is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-19-2017
Replies: 167
Views: 14,717
Posted By traveler_101
Freestyle appears to be prepared to ship both...

Freestyle appears to be prepared to ship both D-76 and DD-X. I just checked.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-19-2017
Replies: 629
Views: 48,374
Posted By traveler_101
Well I guess it looks like a M3; we are talking...

Well I guess it looks like a M3; we are talking about digital camera, however.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-19-2017
Replies: 629
Views: 48,374
Posted By traveler_101
My only Leica is a IIIf - which I use and in fact...

My only Leica is a IIIf - which I use and in fact I used yesterday to take photos of a sculpture garden I happened upon - so I am not 100% committed to digital and I could never justify the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-18-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,679
Posted By traveler_101
Thanks for your post. I'd like to try 1:2 with...

Thanks for your post. I'd like to try 1:2 with TMAX 100 - seems appropriate for the look of that film. But I am skeptical about 100ml of developer per roll. I tried 250ml of developer 1:1 for two...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2017
Replies: 167
Views: 14,717
Posted By traveler_101
Yes and I ordered XTOL from Freestyle back in...

Yes and I ordered XTOL from Freestyle back in November. It was sent ground from Los Angeles to Sarasota, FL and arrived in reasonable time. It was not expensive and the shipping method was legal.

I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,679
Posted By traveler_101
I am about to mix up a pack. I mix it in the...

I am about to mix up a pack. I mix it in the bathroom with the window open and an exhaust fan on. I use a large bucket to mix it in and pour into dark glass wine bottles with screw caps: fill bottles...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-16-2017
Replies: 73
Views: 14,049
Posted By traveler_101
It's irritating that they didn't spend just bit...

It's irritating that they didn't spend just bit more and use better materials, though the plastic plates seem less problematic to me than the chintzy rewind lever. It just feels like it is going to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-13-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,231
Posted By traveler_101
Smart thinking! Glad it worked out. Now what do...

Smart thinking! Glad it worked out. Now what do intend to do with the Bessa?
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-12-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 6,834
Posted By traveler_101
Good to have your report! Do you find the plastic...

Good to have your report! Do you find the plastic surface less tactile than a rubberised surface?
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-11-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 50,319
Posted By traveler_101
Just learned the sad news now. I haven't found an...

Just learned the sad news now. I haven't found an obituary, but did find this autobiographical sketch. He appears to have been 73 at his death. http://www.leicashooters.fi/profile/ttandmrb/
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-01-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 685
Posted By traveler_101
Trying to identify a Ricoh from the 1960s

Little bit of a long shot here . . .

Is anyone familiar with Ricoh camera models from the 1960s or knows where to look? The camera I am looking for had a fixed lens. It was compact, probably had a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-31-2016
Replies: 71
Views: 6,877
Posted By traveler_101
I shoot both film and digital and from what I...

I shoot both film and digital and from what I read the M9 is not a particularly adept digicam.

I don't think that digital can ever replace film. As you have noted one of the advantages of film is...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-30-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,701
Posted By traveler_101
Interesting comment. I too really like the Bessa...

Interesting comment. I too really like the Bessa R, but I don't have a M series camera with which compare it, and as it is my main shooter now, I have been wondering how long I should expect it to...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-30-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,701
Posted By traveler_101
Thanks for the link. I agree the guy went...

Thanks for the link. I agree the guy went ballistic because he couldn't repair the camera, but on the other hand, I don't like what I see there with plastic gears.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-30-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,701
Posted By traveler_101
Has anyone actually opened up a Bessa?

This is not particularly important; I am just curious. I own a R which seems mechanically sound, but I wonder about its works. I realise that the covering is plastic and have read that the interior...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-30-2016
Replies: 78
Views: 5,461
Posted By traveler_101
I know what you mean - nice analogy. That said, I...

I know what you mean - nice analogy. That said, I really love British sports cars, at least from a distance (said by someone who doesn't even own a car) and wish they were still around - I recall the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-29-2016
Replies: 699
Views: 78,604
Posted By traveler_101
If I am reading you correctly, the M5 was an...

If I am reading you correctly, the M5 was an attempt by Leica to seize the initiative from the SLR manufacturers and regain the technological cutting edge. After the M5 flopped Leica went back to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-28-2016
Replies: 71
Views: 5,655
Posted By traveler_101
Addendum "Global shipping program" - just...

Addendum

"Global shipping program" - just something that an ambitious junior exec thought up to increase sales why supporting the globalisation ideology.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-28-2016
Replies: 71
Views: 5,655
Posted By traveler_101
Well, I have sold several items on e-bay and had...

Well, I have sold several items on e-bay and had nothing but satisfied customers. I live in Norway most of the year, but I only deal with selling and buying when back in the States. I ship USPS and...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-26-2016
Replies: 73
Views: 14,049
Posted By traveler_101
I would start by e-mailing our own "head...

I would start by e-mailing our own "head bartender" and ask if his mechanic would take on your repair.

https://www.cameraquest.com/repairs.htm
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-25-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 1,840
Posted By traveler_101
http://www.cameramanuals.org/canon_pdf/canon_p-3.p...

http://www.cameramanuals.org/canon_pdf/canon_p-3.pdf

pp. 18-21
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-25-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,060
Posted By traveler_101
huh? How's that?

huh? How's that?
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-23-2016
Replies: 73
Views: 14,049
Posted By traveler_101
Or combine methods: give yourself a wide field of...

Or combine methods: give yourself a wide field of focus at f8 or f11; frame and shoot - or alternately frame, and if you decide you have time, shift to the RF window, touch-up focus and shoot. But...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-18-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 880
Posted By traveler_101
I really love this photo and the thought behind...

I really love this photo and the thought behind it!
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