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Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2016
Replies: 96
Views: 5,565
Posted By Roberto V.
Mamiya 7. I never got along with bigger MF...

Mamiya 7. I never got along with bigger MF bodies; they're just no good for my style of shooting. The 7 is an amazing camera, even for street photography. And the lenses are amazing.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-01-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,597
Posted By Roberto V.
As for color correcting negatives, I would do the...

As for color correcting negatives, I would do the following: Shoot the negative with a bit of the space between frames showing and then with the levels adjustment in photoshop just sample the space...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 4,410
Posted By Roberto V.
I don't want to fill the thread with responses to...

I don't want to fill the thread with responses to every single post, but I want you guys to know that I really appreciate every post. I especially want to thank kuzano, Nick, Roger, Frank and rxmd....
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 4,410
Posted By Roberto V.
I plan to study either in Tokyo or in the UK. I...

I plan to study either in Tokyo or in the UK. I already have some good contacts with other car designers. Also, going to one of the top car design schools gives you much better chances of getting a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 4,410
Posted By Roberto V.
Well, I've wanted to be a car designer since I...

Well, I've wanted to be a car designer since I was a kid, so everything seems to point towards car design. I studied a car design course this year and I'm very happy with it. I can definitely see...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 4,410
Posted By Roberto V.
I prefer the first approach, so car design is...

I prefer the first approach, so car design is definitely the better option then. Besides, this will allow me to travel a lot.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 4,410
Posted By Roberto V.
That's what I have been thinking, design cars for...

That's what I have been thinking, design cars for a living and shoot for fun. Still, I was curious about the possibilities. Thanks a lot for the input Stephan!
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 4,410
Posted By Roberto V.
What can I expect if I get a photography degree.

I'm in the process of sending applications to car design universities, but I was wondering about studying photography. What kind of job/income could I expect if I get an undergraduate degree in...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-13-2011
Replies: 70
Views: 5,413
Posted By Roberto V.
My M4 definitely will. I bought it like new last...

My M4 definitely will. I bought it like new last year. The shutter is acting up (the ribbon might have come off) so I'll have to send it for a CLA, but it's a very solid camera, so I'm sure it will...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-08-2011
Replies: 163
Views: 36,529
Posted By Roberto V.
You reminded me of a guy that once tried to sell...

You reminded me of a guy that once tried to sell me a camera. He said it was "digital and also took film, it has 2 gigabytes" :p
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-08-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 6,712
Posted By Roberto V.
I have become more observant of social...

I have become more observant of social interaction. I am fascinated by every little interaction I see on the street.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-04-2011
Replies: 3,801
Views: 316,018
Posted By Roberto V.
Right now I'm carrying a Hasselblad Xpan that I...

Right now I'm carrying a Hasselblad Xpan that I borrowed from a friend (while he has my M4) with a 45mm, loaded with Tri-X pushed to 1600
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 08-29-2011
Replies: 1,804
Views: 369,339
Posted By Roberto V.
I borrowed my friend's Xpan with the 45mm and I'm...

I borrowed my friend's Xpan with the 45mm and I'm loving it. I'll have it for another week, while he has my M4. Here are some shots.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6210/6095144904_b171db256b_z.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-29-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,127
Posted By Roberto V.
Well, it is definitely harder than my M4, and it...

Well, it is definitely harder than my M4, and it feels like it has a bit more resistance at the end of the travel.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-29-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,127
Posted By Roberto V.
It doesn't have film in it though. Maybe it's...

It doesn't have film in it though. Maybe it's just the resistance from the huge shutter?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-29-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,127
Posted By Roberto V.
Pentax 67 question

Hi guys,
Today my new Pentax 67 arrived. I found the advance lever a bit hard though. Is this normal? It isn't hard when it has no film and isn't cocking the shutter, but when the shutter winding key...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-26-2011
Replies: 91
Views: 16,800
Posted By Roberto V.
50 'cron...

50 'cron V3

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6126/5921583766_582633cbeb_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/roberto_v/5921583766/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/roberto_v/5921583766/) by...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-26-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 6,045
Posted By Roberto V.
50 'cron v3. The 35 'lux pre-asph is nice too,...

50 'cron v3. The 35 'lux pre-asph is nice too, but the flare is a deal breaker for me.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-23-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By Roberto V.
Oh man, that is beautiful! Cograts Tom! I hope I...

Oh man, that is beautiful! Cograts Tom! I hope I can find one like that someday.
Forum: Film vs Digital 08-22-2011
Replies: 128
Views: 9,470
Posted By Roberto V.
Quality. Convenience.

Quality. Convenience.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-21-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,124
Posted By Roberto V.
Man, I should head downtown to look for my Canon...

Man, I should head downtown to look for my Canon 10D's eyepiece. Although it's been more than a year :o
Forum: Large Format Film RF 08-21-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 9,899
Posted By Roberto V.
One day when I have enough money I'll buy one of...

One day when I have enough money I'll buy one of these and get it modified to use 120 film :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-21-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,428
Posted By Roberto V.
I'll have to order the paint, the shutter speed...

I'll have to order the paint, the shutter speed dial, and the accessory shoe (don't want to paint the original parts). I'm not in a hurry though, since I'll wait until I send the camera for a CLA to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-21-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,428
Posted By Roberto V.
I know there are simpler solutions, but I thought...

I know there are simpler solutions, but I thought this would be a cool personal touch. I think I'll give it a try once I send the M4 for a CLA. I'm pretty sure I could do a very clean job on the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-21-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,428
Posted By Roberto V.
I know someone who can get me Tritec...

I know someone who can get me Tritec Superluminova. There's also another brand that just released a compund that's actually a bit brighter than Superluminova. Also, good choice on the Seamaster. I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-20-2011
Replies: 7,409
Views: 3,777,398
Posted By Roberto V.
Man, my retinas hurt just from reading that :eek:

Man, my retinas hurt just from reading that :eek:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-20-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,428
Posted By Roberto V.
I can do the job myself. The supplies wouldn't...

I can do the job myself. The supplies wouldn't cost much.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-20-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,428
Posted By Roberto V.
Luminous frame counter?

So... I've always liked how black paint frame counters look on Leica M's, but I've heard they're harder to read in low light. I was looking at some Panerai watches, and I thought, why not fill the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-19-2011
Replies: 51
Views: 4,456
Posted By Roberto V.
Not much abstinence for me nowadays. Once every...

Not much abstinence for me nowadays. Once every month or so, I might decide to leave my cameras at home when I go out, and I feel a bit more 'free' not having to carry them around, but I miss some...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-07-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 8,197
Posted By Roberto V.
I was just reading the article Roger posted and I...

I was just reading the article Roger posted and I noticed you can use a two cassette setup on the Exacta VX cameras. I really didn't need any more excuses to buy one :o
Forum: RFF Polls 08-06-2011
Replies: 108
Views: 10,602
Posted By Roberto V.
I only have one tripod. A Slik 340DX. Great...

I only have one tripod. A Slik 340DX. Great tripod, and great price too. It's sturdier and smoother than my uncle's Manfrotto which cost about the same. Plus, it came with a free carrying bag, so I...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-03-2011
Replies: 76
Views: 14,277
Posted By Roberto V.
Perhaps someone who speaks/reads Japanese could...

Perhaps someone who speaks/reads Japanese could look for something in http://www.grblog.jp/ . That's where I found that image. I tried google translate, but I still had trouble navigating the site
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-31-2011
Replies: 2,683
Views: 789,551
Posted By Roberto V.
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6010/5996537821_ca0...

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6010/5996537821_ca0a030e6f_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/roberto_v/5996537821/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/roberto_v/5996537821/) by Roberto V....
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-28-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,302
Posted By Roberto V.
I'd go for the Sony NEX-5 myself. The lack of...

I'd go for the Sony NEX-5 myself. The lack of controls doesn't seem so limited unless you're going to be using full manual exposure a lot. The NEX cameras also have a function called focus peaking,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-27-2011
Replies: 108
Views: 40,586
Posted By Roberto V.
http://i.imgur.com/m0fVK.jpg Black paint M4 with...

http://i.imgur.com/m0fVK.jpg

Black paint M4 with 90mm Elmar 3-element
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-27-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 3,543
Posted By Roberto V.
As far as I know, the absolute smallest is the...

As far as I know, the absolute smallest is the Pentax *ist as szekiat mentioned. You can pair it with the 40mm f/2.8 pancake (it does cover full frame) and you'd have the smallest 35mm SLR kit with...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-22-2011
Replies: 77
Views: 11,996
Posted By Roberto V.
http://i.imgur.com/B4K1j.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/B4K1j.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-20-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,643
Posted By Roberto V.
Hey, I recognize that Summitar :p Have you taken...

Hey, I recognize that Summitar :p Have you taken any photos with it yet?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-19-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,743
Posted By Roberto V.
That made my day :D Glad I haven't bought another...

That made my day :D Glad I haven't bought another 35 yet.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-12-2011
Replies: 76
Views: 14,277
Posted By Roberto V.
Exactly. Apart from that, I'm pretty sure its...

Exactly. Apart from that, I'm pretty sure its image quality will be much better than that of the R-D1
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-11-2011
Replies: 76
Views: 14,277
Posted By Roberto V.
Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 on Ricoh GXR M-Mount...

Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 on Ricoh GXR M-Mount module (Not final version of course)

http://i.imgur.com/90G2B.jpg

Doesn't seem to have much vignetting.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-11-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 5,016
Posted By Roberto V.
What Elmar are we talking about? The older one or...

What Elmar are we talking about? The older one or the Elmar-M? I kinda want an older Elmar 2.8, seems more compact than the latest version.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 4,164
Posted By Roberto V.
I haven't killed any cameras unintentionally yet....

I haven't killed any cameras unintentionally yet. The closest I've been is when I fell of a chair with my 10D. I had to straighten the hotshoe with a hammer (it had a speedlite on) and the screen...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-11-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 5,912
Posted By Roberto V.
My M4 works perfectly at all speeds, from 1s to...

My M4 works perfectly at all speeds, from 1s to 1/1000. It has never been opened since it left the factory in 1970, still has the L seal intact :eek:. It amazes me that the slow speeds are still...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-10-2011
Replies: 288
Views: 50,339
Posted By Roberto V.
I shot this in February, but for some reason I...

I shot this in February, but for some reason I hadn't uploaded it to Flickr.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6126/5921583766_582633cbeb_z.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-10-2011
Replies: 3,173
Views: 556,919
Posted By Roberto V.
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6126/5921583766_582...

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6126/5921583766_582633cbeb_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/roberto_v/5921583766/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/roberto_v/5921583766/) by Roberto V....
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2011
Replies: 350
Views: 33,291
Posted By Roberto V.
Non camera related craving: 1928-31 Ford Model A....

Non camera related craving: 1928-31 Ford Model A. Currently looking for one locally :D Planning to chop the roof and throw a small block Chevy in there.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-08-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,037
Posted By Roberto V.
I've even seen the Ricoh Caplio GX200 point &...

I've even seen the Ricoh Caplio GX200 point & shoot described as a DSLR (probably because it has an EVF) :bang:
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-08-2011
Replies: 350
Views: 33,291
Posted By Roberto V.
Right now, Voigtlander 35mm f/1.2 and 50mm f/1.1,...

Right now, Voigtlander 35mm f/1.2 and 50mm f/1.1, and Zeiss 25mm f/2.8. Maybe an M3 to mount the 50mm f/1.1. Pentax K-5 too, although I'm waiting to see Ricoh's M-mount module for the GXR.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-07-2011
Replies: 1,137
Views: 228,353
Posted By Roberto V.
Nice, I hadn't heard about those. I'll read up on...

Nice, I hadn't heard about those. I'll read up on them. Thanks!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-06-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,227
Posted By Roberto V.
Did you get the Summitar cleaned already? Great...

Did you get the Summitar cleaned already? Great lens, isn't it? :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-06-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,262
Posted By Roberto V.
I don't think that would be possible. The black...

I don't think that would be possible. The black chrome top plates are made of Zinc. Besides, black paint cameras age better.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-06-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,360
Posted By Roberto V.
I have one, and I love it. Very sharp wide open,...

I have one, and I love it. Very sharp wide open, even at min. focus distance. Focuses to 0.7m.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-06-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 4,070
Posted By Roberto V.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4110/4987827087_1cb...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4110/4987827087_1cb9a3ccc5_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/roberto_v/4987827087/)
Lisa (http://www.flickr.com/photos/roberto_v/4987827087/) by Roberto V....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-06-2011
Replies: 1,137
Views: 228,353
Posted By Roberto V.
Bengals are beautiful cats. Yours has awesome...

Bengals are beautiful cats. Yours has awesome eyes Floyd. I might buy one from my friend some day.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-06-2011
Replies: 1,137
Views: 228,353
Posted By Roberto V.
These are 3 of my friend's Bengal cats (The last...

These are 3 of my friend's Bengal cats (The last two photos are of the same cat). All taken with Canon 10D and 28-105mm USM...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-04-2011
Replies: 193
Views: 63,768
Posted By Roberto V.
I still don't have my best ones up on Flickr....

I still don't have my best ones up on Flickr. They're part of a new project, so those will have to wait. Here are a couple of older ones that I personally...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-04-2011
Replies: 105
Views: 9,067
Posted By Roberto V.
Nike Air Force 1's, Air Jordan 1's, and Air...

Nike Air Force 1's, Air Jordan 1's, and Air Jordan 3's. Also Nike Dunks sometimes. I used to play basketball, but I messed up my knee. I still use basketball shoes though, I find them very...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 07-04-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 8,792
Posted By Roberto V.
I hava an OP/TECH reporter strap. It works great,...

I hava an OP/TECH reporter strap. It works great, even with big and heavy SLRs. Some times I've carried two cameras on the OP/TECH strap, plus my Contaflex with it's original strap, on a never ready...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-01-2011
Replies: 823
Views: 161,783
Posted By Roberto V.
90mm f/2 would be great. I feel 75 is too close...

90mm f/2 would be great. I feel 75 is too close to 50.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-01-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2,182
Posted By Roberto V.
My Flickr stats seem to agree with #8. Although...

My Flickr stats seem to agree with #8. Although my most viewed shot is one of my M4 :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-30-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 2,515
Posted By Roberto V.
I scan to share my photos online. I print a lot...

I scan to share my photos online. I print a lot of my photos on 4x6. Some I print larger, 8x10 to 16x20. I literally have thousands of 4x6 prints, and I have thrown away around 300 that I didn't like...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-28-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 4,730
Posted By Roberto V.
Man, I can't wait for it to come out. I'm...

Man, I can't wait for it to come out. I'm starting to get some serious GAS for the GXR system. Reading Steve Huff's review didn't help either :D
Forum: RFF Polls 06-28-2011
Replies: 102
Views: 20,373
Posted By Roberto V.
I'd say 1/30 or 1/50 depending on how much...

I'd say 1/30 or 1/50 depending on how much movement we're talking about.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-27-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 3,590
Posted By Roberto V.
Congrats on the X100 Joe! I've been close to...

Congrats on the X100 Joe! I've been close to buying one a couple of times, but I'm still not sure what my next digital camera will be.
Forum: RFF Polls 06-27-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 6,716
Posted By Roberto V.
I always wind right after shooting. I never...

I always wind right after shooting. I never really think about it.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-27-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 4,168
Posted By Roberto V.
I had to think a lot about this one, I couldn't...

I had to think a lot about this one, I couldn't remember anything. The only one I could remember was this: I had a roll of film ready to pick up at the lab. One of my friends had to pick up some film...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-26-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 4,168
Posted By Roberto V.
In.. ask away

In.. ask away
Forum: RFF Polls 06-26-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 3,434
Posted By Roberto V.
That usually applies to me too. One time, I had...

That usually applies to me too. One time, I had only about 10 minutes to shoot a roll with a Mamiya 7 and finished it. I got 8 keepers on that roll. If only I got so many keepers on every roll :o
Forum: RFF Polls 06-26-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 3,434
Posted By Roberto V.
Sometimes I can burn one in 10 minutes. Other...

Sometimes I can burn one in 10 minutes. Other times I might walk around taking photos for 3-4 hours and only finish one roll in that time. I have 2-5 loaded cameras at any given time, so some rolls...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-26-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 6,049
Posted By Roberto V.
I seriously hope you're trolling

I seriously hope you're trolling
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-26-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 6,049
Posted By Roberto V.
Seriously... :bang:

Seriously... :bang:
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-25-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 3,573
Posted By Roberto V.
M9-P for the size. I already have a DSLR and it...

M9-P for the size. I already have a DSLR and it doesn't get much use although it takes good photos. It's just too big to carry around comfortably every day. Also, I already have Leica glass.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,541
Posted By Roberto V.
Me too. You have great work Simon.

Me too. You have great work Simon.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-24-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 3,116
Posted By Roberto V.
I already took apart the PLOOT :D. I have it in...

I already took apart the PLOOT :D. I have it in pieces in my parts cabinet, but I'll take some photos of the pieces soon. Now I need to source a metal rod that will fit the mechanism but is long...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-23-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,257
Posted By Roberto V.
Right eye, but I use my left eye for photography,...

Right eye, but I use my left eye for photography, my right eye doesn't focus to infinity :p. Gotta get contacts soon, I feel more comfortable using the right eye, especially with my M4.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-22-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,170
Posted By Roberto V.
Voigtlander should make a digital full frame RF...

Voigtlander should make a digital full frame RF and sell it for $1000.





:bang:
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-21-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,020
Posted By Roberto V.
http://i.imgur.com/vr8Bx.jpg Fingers crossed :D

http://i.imgur.com/vr8Bx.jpg

Fingers crossed :D
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-21-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,020
Posted By Roberto V.
I've always wondered if a Heidosmat would take...

I've always wondered if a Heidosmat would take good photos. Someone buy it and find out :p
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-21-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 3,116
Posted By Roberto V.
Thanks menos. I'm currently seeing if it would be...

Thanks menos. I'm currently seeing if it would be possible to adapt the mirror lift mechanism of a Leitz PLOOT mirror housing. I'm in mad scientist mode at the moment :D
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-21-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 4,226
Posted By Roberto V.
Yup, rubbing alcohol works great. Just be careful...

Yup, rubbing alcohol works great. Just be careful with leather. Some leather dyes dissolve with alcohol.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-20-2011
Replies: 71
Views: 6,560
Posted By Roberto V.
I have a Bvlgari Assioma and I look at it the...

I have a Bvlgari Assioma and I look at it the same way. My cellphone constantly updates the exact time, I don't really need a watch to know what time it is. Before I got the Assioma I actually didn't...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-19-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By Roberto V.
Like John said, I doubt that Leica themselves...

Like John said, I doubt that Leica themselves would convert a chrome body to black paint. It seems fairly probable that the records might be off for those years.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-18-2011
Replies: 91
Views: 7,763
Posted By Roberto V.
I use 35mm film in my Kodak Flash bantam. I just...

I use 35mm film in my Kodak Flash bantam. I just covered the green window in the back with some tape from the inside. I take an 828 spool (luckily my camera came with 2), put it into a changing bag,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-18-2011
Replies: 91
Views: 7,763
Posted By Roberto V.
Nice! I use 35mm film in my Kodak Flash Bantam,...

Nice! I use 35mm film in my Kodak Flash Bantam, although I don't really use that camera much. I just bought it because it was cheap, in good condition, and I think it looks great.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-18-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 939
Posted By Roberto V.
Roger, time to get an M3 :p. That's why I plan on...

Roger, time to get an M3 :p. That's why I plan on getting an M3 once I get the CV 50mm 1.1
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-18-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 873
Posted By Roberto V.
Try saving it as a GIF and reducing the colors....

Try saving it as a GIF and reducing the colors. If you are using Photoshop, use the 'save for web' option and reduce the colors.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-17-2011
Replies: 91
Views: 7,763
Posted By Roberto V.
If you're able to shoot it, please let me know...

If you're able to shoot it, please let me know how it goes. I've always been curious about that camera.
Forum: RFF Polls 06-17-2011
Replies: 133
Views: 13,476
Posted By Roberto V.
30 years under.

30 years under.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-17-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 1,776
Posted By Roberto V.
There's a certain point of the day where I get a...

There's a certain point of the day where I get a reading at the very end of one scale and the very beginning of the other. I always have trouble with that. Gotta get me a Sekonic L-308s soon. But...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-17-2011
Replies: 91
Views: 7,763
Posted By Roberto V.
Zeiss Contaflex I and Kodak Flash Bantam. The...

Zeiss Contaflex I and Kodak Flash Bantam. The Contaflex has the added bonus of taking stunning photos and being the same size as a Leica M with a short lens (like a 35 'lux pre-asph), and the Bantam...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-16-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 4,249
Posted By Roberto V.
Whenever I ship gear, I wrap it in a ton of...

Whenever I ship gear, I wrap it in a ton of bubble wrap, and airbags, and fill the rest of the box with packing peanuts. I reckon that stuff could survive a fall from a 10th story unharmed :D
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-16-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 5,202
Posted By Roberto V.
Mine went straight to my junk folder too, and I...

Mine went straight to my junk folder too, and I have Youxin in my contact list.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-16-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,209
Posted By Roberto V.
M1 doesn't have a window for the RF, so you...

M1 doesn't have a window for the RF, so you would be left with a hole there, but I guess it would fit.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-15-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,209
Posted By Roberto V.
Cool, thanks guys! Not that I'm ever going to...

Cool, thanks guys! Not that I'm ever going to change my M4's top plate :p I'm not that crazy (yet).
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-15-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,209
Posted By Roberto V.
Top plate compatibility

Hi guys,
I was wondering. Which M models have top plates that are directly interchangeable without modifications? I'm guessing the M2, M4 and M4-P top plates can be interchanged directly, right?...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-15-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 3,116
Posted By Roberto V.
Thanks Tony! I'll be sure to take a lot of...

Thanks Tony! I'll be sure to take a lot of pictures once I start cutting stuff up :D. I just found a source for a mirror that seems perfect for this project. I'm almost done with the design, I'm only...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-15-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 5,202
Posted By Roberto V.
Thanks for the heads up! Glad to hear that Youxin...

Thanks for the heads up! Glad to hear that Youxin is OK. Does he have access to his e-mail account, or would it be better to give him a call? I might send him some gear in a week or two.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-15-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 3,116
Posted By Roberto V.
Thanks for all the tips guys, especially Tony....

Thanks for all the tips guys, especially Tony. The leather came right off after placing a wet paper towel over it for a few minutes. Way easier than I expected. I'm still working out the design. I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-15-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 5,054
Posted By Roberto V.
As keytarjunkie said, get an M2 or M4, and get...

As keytarjunkie said, get an M2 or M4, and get some Voigtlander or Zeiss ZM glass, or Summicrons if you feel comfortable with the price.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-12-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 2,060
Posted By Roberto V.
I would recommend you to look into the Canon RFs....

I would recommend you to look into the Canon RFs. A canon P with a 50mm would probably fall within your budget.
Forum: RFF Polls 06-12-2011
Replies: 72
Views: 5,532
Posted By Roberto V.
With my current income, I'd probably stop buying...

With my current income, I'd probably stop buying it if it went up 200-300%, but after finishing college, I'd keep buying it no matter what it costs.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-11-2011
Replies: 288
Views: 50,339
Posted By Roberto V.
Great shots Sikario! The first and third are...

Great shots Sikario! The first and third are especially awesome.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-10-2011
Replies: 288
Views: 50,339
Posted By Roberto V.
Alright, some color then...

Alright, some color then :)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4022/5075532547_1545a56974_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/roberto_v/5075532547/)
Untitled...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-08-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 3,116
Posted By Roberto V.
Thanks for reminding me of that. I actually just...

Thanks for reminding me of that. I actually just finished polishing the brass lensboard and finishing it with lacquer, so I'll apply some to the rivets too while I'm at it.
Cheers,
Rob
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-08-2011
Replies: 288
Views: 50,339
Posted By Roberto V.
Great shots guys! That last one is awesome iBay!...

Great shots guys! That last one is awesome iBay! I'll develop a couple of rolls today, I'll see if I have any Noir in there.
I'm going to have an exhibit of Film Noir photo's with one of my friends....
Forum: RFF Polls 06-08-2011
Replies: 91
Views: 6,818
Posted By Roberto V.
Kodak Retinette IIA. Well made enough, but the...

Kodak Retinette IIA. Well made enough, but the picture quality was very bad. Extremely soft corners. Scale focusing, and it's the same size as my Zeiss Contaflex, which has an awesome f/2.8 Tessar...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-05-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,792
Posted By Roberto V.
Hopefully my wallet will be fat enough to take...

Hopefully my wallet will be fat enough to take the hit when it's finally available. Can't wait to get my hands on that lens. I'm going to start selling all my LTM gear to make room for it,
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-01-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 3,116
Posted By Roberto V.
Nice! I'll try removing it today. Thanks a lot...

Nice! I'll try removing it today. Thanks a lot for the tips! I'll let you know how it goes.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-31-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 3,116
Posted By Roberto V.
Awesome, that's just what I needed!. Now I can...

Awesome, that's just what I needed!. Now I can get my project finally started. I'm going to start making the reflex housing while I wait for my custom focusing screen, and I'll have a friend make me...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-31-2011
Replies: 156
Views: 18,398
Posted By Roberto V.
After quite a lot of field testing in upscale...

After quite a lot of field testing in upscale neighborhoods, I have determined that out of all the cameras I own, the best chick magnet is my Zeiss Contaflex I. It gets even more attention than...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-31-2011
Replies: 314
Views: 52,066
Posted By Roberto V.
Mamiya 7 with 65mm lens. Sold it to buy a...

Mamiya 7 with 65mm lens.
Sold it to buy a screwmount leica kit.
Will probably buy one again after I get a couple of Leica M lenses.
I have owned a Hasselblad SWC/M, and I actually liked the Mamiya...
Forum: Off Topic 05-30-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 2,224
Posted By Roberto V.
I'm guessing based on what I've heard or fired...

I'm guessing based on what I've heard or fired before. As I mentioned earlier in the thread, the Zetas had already been looking for someone a couple of months ago. They were armed with AK's. As you...
Forum: Off Topic 05-30-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 2,224
Posted By Roberto V.
Funny thing is, I lived in a rough neighborhood...

Funny thing is, I lived in a rough neighborhood for a year, and I never really saw anything like this. Definitely never heard gunshots. A few years later and in a nice neighborhood, adn this happens!...
Forum: Off Topic 05-30-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 2,224
Posted By Roberto V.
Thanks for the advice Paul. I've given that same...

Thanks for the advice Paul. I've given that same issue a lot of thought, and I think I'd rather be armed than find myself without protection in case I'm ever stuck in this kind of situation. I live...
Forum: Off Topic 05-30-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 2,224
Posted By Roberto V.
Thanks for the kind posts guys. Apparently the...

Thanks for the kind posts guys. Apparently the military tried to stop a suspicious vehicle, and they ran away. The case ended a few blocks from my place, and the cartel members called reinforcements....
Forum: Off Topic 05-30-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 2,224
Posted By Roberto V.
No, not that one. I'm not sure in what part of...

No, not that one. I'm not sure in what part of the city that was.
Forum: Off Topic 05-29-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 2,224
Posted By Roberto V.
Yes, that's quite badass :D

Yes, that's quite badass :D
Forum: Off Topic 05-29-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 2,224
Posted By Roberto V.
Unfortunatly it's not as easy to legally get a...

Unfortunatly it's not as easy to legally get a gun here in Mexico. The law allows possession of calibers under .380 ACP or .38 super for handguns, and concealed carry permits exist. In practice, you...
Forum: Off Topic 05-29-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 2,224
Posted By Roberto V.
Monterrey usually is a beautiful and quiet city....

Monterrey usually is a beautiful and quiet city. It's very sad for me to see how things have been going lately. I'm going to study abroad for a few years. I'll probably leave next year. I can only...
Forum: Off Topic 05-29-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 2,224
Posted By Roberto V.
Thanks for the kind words guys. Gabor - It's not...

Thanks for the kind words guys.
Gabor - It's not too far off to call it a war. A lot of the population is in constant fear. I hesitate to call it terrorism though. That word gets thrown around a lot...
Forum: Off Topic 05-29-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 2,224
Posted By Roberto V.
Here are two pictures shot from my bedroom of a...

Here are two pictures shot from my bedroom of a helicopter that landed behind my place, across from the parking lot of an apartment building. It was pretty cool to see it flying so close to my...
Forum: Off Topic 05-29-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 2,224
Posted By Roberto V.
Gunfight outside my house today.

Hi guys, just thought I'd share this story. Today was an interesting day to say the least.

Today at around 6 P.M. I was downstairs watching Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (recommended BTW) when I heard...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-29-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 3,116
Posted By Roberto V.
Question How to remove leather?

Hi guys,
I'm making a new camera using the body of my Kodak 3A Model C as a base. The leather started peeling off on some spots, but I can't remove all of it. Does anyone know how I can completely...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-27-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 3,021
Posted By Roberto V.
Luckily, I haven't run into that vulcanite smell...

Luckily, I haven't run into that vulcanite smell yet :p.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-26-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 3,021
Posted By Roberto V.
Had to post this picture of my Flash Bantam. I...

Had to post this picture of my Flash Bantam. I love its looks. Currently loaded with Tri-X

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5058/5396785437_fa09fae471.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-26-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2,057
Posted By Roberto V.
Reminds me of the fake russian Leicas with wood...

Reminds me of the fake russian Leicas with wood coverings floating around ebay
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-26-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2,057
Posted By Roberto V.
Carbon fiber covering for your M

So.. here's what you've ll been waiting for. Fake carbon fiber or wood skins for your Leica! http://mcutiz.com/skin.html
Does anyone really buy this stuff?:confused:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-26-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 3,021
Posted By Roberto V.
Hmmm :rolleyes: Should I spray my M4 with some...

Hmmm :rolleyes: Should I spray my M4 with some Burberry London? :p
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-26-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 3,021
Posted By Roberto V.
I've never noticed it with my M4. My Zeiss...

I've never noticed it with my M4. My Zeiss Contaflex however, does have a nice leather smell to it.
BRB, smelling my camera...

Ok, I smelled some of my cameras, and didn't find a smell on either of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-26-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 5,090
Posted By Roberto V.
The problem is that Foveon sensors are more...

The problem is that Foveon sensors are more sensitive to the angle at which the light hits the sensor, so you'd run into more problems when using wide angle lenses on a RF with such a sensor.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-25-2011
Replies: 1,048
Views: 136,616
Posted By Roberto V.
Fixed a crashed bumper with duct tape...

Fixed a crashed bumper with duct tape :D
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1372/5139136034_fa94018dd7_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/roberto_v/5139136034/)
Battle Scars...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-22-2011
Replies: 87
Views: 7,124
Posted By Roberto V.
It's the other way around for me. I get more...

It's the other way around for me. I get more keepers with my M4 than with any other camera. And every photo on the single roll I shot while I had a Mamiya 7 was a keeper. With my Kodak Retinette 1A I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-22-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,416
Posted By Roberto V.
This instantly came to mind:...

This instantly came to mind: http://photorumors.com/2010/08/10/rumor-samsung-schneider-kreuznach-and-alpa-to-create-the-first-fully-digital-medium-format-camera-system/
Could it be?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-19-2011
Replies: 288
Views: 50,339
Posted By Roberto V.
Thanks Peter! I'll check those out.

Thanks Peter! I'll check those out.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-18-2011
Replies: 288
Views: 50,339
Posted By Roberto V.
Hey guys, could you recommend me some good film...

Hey guys, could you recommend me some good film noir movies please? A good friend and I are planning an exhibit, and we decided to use the film noir aesthetic as a visual theme for the whole exhibit....
Forum: Yashica RF 05-14-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 2,199
Posted By Roberto V.
For some time, I only used my Contaflex I with a...

For some time, I only used my Contaflex I with a fixed 45mm f/2.8 Tessar, but since I got my M4 I haven't used it much.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-13-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,893
Posted By Roberto V.
I used to do it about 6 years ago (I was 14). I...

I used to do it about 6 years ago (I was 14). I lived in the historical center of the city, the Barrio Antiguo, where most of the houses dated back to the Victorian era. There are several urban...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-09-2011
Replies: 51
Views: 4,339
Posted By Roberto V.
I can remember three dreams about cameras. In...

I can remember three dreams about cameras.
In the first one, I had a screwmount Canon RF, looked like a P or L1, with a 50mm f/1.2. for some reason, I just knew they were the best camera and lens...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-05-2011
Replies: 189
Views: 42,841
Posted By Roberto V.
Thanks for the heads up Brett. Too bad I missed...

Thanks for the heads up Brett. Too bad I missed it :(
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-05-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 5,384
Posted By Roberto V.
I'm gonna offer $1000. I hope they take it :D

I'm gonna offer $1000. I hope they take it :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-05-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 5,384
Posted By Roberto V.
Yup, the original factory seal is a raised 'L'.

Yup, the original factory seal is a raised 'L'.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-04-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,307
Posted By Roberto V.
Thanks for the links Brian. I've had my eye on...

Thanks for the links Brian. I've had my eye on these two lenses for a long time, even before I got my M4. My 50mm Summicron is great, but there are times when I could really use a faster lens. I know...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-04-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,307
Posted By Roberto V.
Awesome, that's all I need. Thanks. The fact that...

Awesome, that's all I need. Thanks. The fact that my old 35mm Summilux only focused down to 1m used to bug me a bit.
Well, I guess I'll wait until I've sold my gear, and if the new version isn't...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-03-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,307
Posted By Roberto V.
Thanks Stephen and mooge. Does the first version...

Thanks Stephen and mooge. Does the first version have the same min. focus distance? I might just get one of those instead.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-03-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,307
Posted By Roberto V.
Nokton 35mm 1.2 availability

Hi guys. Does anyone know when and where the new version of the 35mm f/1.2 Nokton will be available? Price? I can only find the old version on eBay and CameraQuest, and they are listed for over...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-03-2011
Replies: 288
Views: 50,339
Posted By Roberto V.
Interesting photos, I like the second one.

Interesting photos, I like the second one.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-03-2011
Replies: 288
Views: 50,339
Posted By Roberto V.
Thanks Paul. I try to keep learning every day....

Thanks Paul. I try to keep learning every day. Nice photo
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-02-2011
Replies: 288
Views: 50,339
Posted By Roberto V.
This was my first Film Noir photo, from my first...

This was my first Film Noir photo, from my first roll of B&W film:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2744/4369902868_00e329d2ee_z.jpg?zz=1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/roberto_v/4369902868/)
The Call...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-01-2011
Replies: 288
Views: 50,339
Posted By Roberto V.
Awesome photos guys, keep 'em coming! A couple...

Awesome photos guys, keep 'em coming!

A couple more from me:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5015/5509206084_c6f22e2717_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/roberto_v/5509206084/)
Untitled...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-29-2011
Replies: 161
Views: 10,908
Posted By Roberto V.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4085/4992244204_3ed...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4085/4992244204_3edc8b831c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/roberto_v/4992244204/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/roberto_v/4992244204/) by Roberto V....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-29-2011
Replies: 288
Views: 50,339
Posted By Roberto V.
W/NW Film Noir

I was just reading the thread about Film Noir technique, and thought I'd make a thread just for images.


I'll start with this photo:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5144/5663034743_146e51a14b_b.jpg...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-29-2011
Replies: 59
Views: 3,541
Posted By Roberto V.
Also used bobkatz's M6 the other day. Pretty...

Also used bobkatz's M6 the other day. Pretty nice, very similar to my M4
Forum: RFF Polls 04-28-2011
Replies: 78
Views: 8,678
Posted By Roberto V.
I'm usually asked questions along the lines of...

I'm usually asked questions along the lines of 'how many megapixels does that have?' or 'how much zoom does it have?'. Interestingly, when people ask which batteries my camera uses and if they're...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-27-2011
Replies: 353
Views: 29,532
Posted By Roberto V.
And now, some nauseating, out of focus...

And now, some nauseating, out of focus backgrounds :D

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5144/5663034743_146e51a14b_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/roberto_v/5663034743/)
Blueberry Nights part IV...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-27-2011
Replies: 353
Views: 29,532
Posted By Roberto V.
Completely agree. I prefer film myself, but I...

Completely agree. I prefer film myself, but I have seen amazing work made with digital gear, so I only see it as a personal preference. It's just what works for me.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-27-2011
Replies: 353
Views: 29,532
Posted By Roberto V.
I don't understand how some people still think...

I don't understand how some people still think this lens is not sharp wide open (when most of the times their photos are unsharp due to camera shake). You're not helping with my CV Nokton (35 1.2 and...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-27-2011
Replies: 353
Views: 29,532
Posted By Roberto V.
in some cases it is, but this doesn't mean that...

in some cases it is, but this doesn't mean that every photo with an out of focus background is a 'dirty and cheap' attempt at making a good photo. This is a very inaccurate over-generalization.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-27-2011
Replies: 353
Views: 29,532
Posted By Roberto V.
in some cases it is, but this doesn't mean that...

in some cases it is, but this doesn't mean that every photo with an out of focus background is a 'dirty and cheap' attempt at making a good photo. This is a very inaccurate over-generalization.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-27-2011
Replies: 353
Views: 29,532
Posted By Roberto V.
I think it depends completely on the image....

I think it depends completely on the image. Narrow depth of field can be a great tool when it's used correctly (and even then, it's very subjective).
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-27-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 3,429
Posted By Roberto V.
I completely agree.

I completely agree.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-26-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,716
Posted By Roberto V.
I wouldn't use that even if they gave me one for...

I wouldn't use that even if they gave me one for free. Sorry but I don't like it at all. For $1200 I'd just get a D-Lux 5 instead.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-26-2011
Replies: 314
Views: 70,772
Posted By Roberto V.
I've owned a 35mm Summilux pre-asph, and a 90mm...

I've owned a 35mm Summilux pre-asph, and a 90mm Elmar 3-element. I liked the pre-asph. Haven't developed the photos from the Elmar yet. Was my 50 'cron V3 also designed by Mandler?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-25-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 4,078
Posted By Roberto V.
That's what you think... :p

That's what you think... :p
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 04-25-2011
Replies: 2,231
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 248,370
Posted By Roberto V.
USER: jan normandale COMMENT: Great buyer. Paid...

USER: jan normandale

COMMENT: Great buyer. Paid very quickly, and went out of his way to pay by PayPal.

Thanks Jan!
Forum: RFF Polls 04-24-2011
Replies: 610
Views: 111,446
Posted By Roberto V.
My very first camera was an Olympus Trip Junior,...

My very first camera was an Olympus Trip Junior, which my mom gave me when I was little. My first 'serious' camera was a Canon Rebel 2000 with a 50mm f/1.8 (lens was new, camera was used), which I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-22-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 9,203
Posted By Roberto V.
Well, not ALL of the time.... :D My uncle does...

Well, not ALL of the time.... :D
My uncle does drive his Subaru Impreza WRX STI at 100+ mph everyday though, never seen him drive normally, so it runs in the family :o
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-18-2011
Replies: 59
Views: 3,541
Posted By Roberto V.
M4 and IIIC. Still have both, but the IIIC is...

M4 and IIIC. Still have both, but the IIIC is going for sale soon. The M4 was my first RF, and the first Leica I ever saw in person. I'm keeping that one until I die.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-15-2011
Replies: 131
Views: 12,747
Posted By Roberto V.
That one's from Barry McGee, A.K.A. Twist

That one's from Barry McGee, A.K.A. Twist
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-15-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 4,070
Posted By Roberto V.
Thanks Paul :)

Thanks Paul :)
Forum: RFF Polls 04-14-2011
Replies: 173
Views: 10,942
Posted By Roberto V.
'99 Lincoln Town Car Cartier edition. Although I...

'99 Lincoln Town Car Cartier edition. Although I want to get a '51 Chevy Styleline Deluxe 4dr. I almost bought it but I had some unexpected expenses (new computer, design supplies, etc) so I have to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-14-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 4,070
Posted By Roberto V.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4114/4750863050_ddc...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4114/4750863050_ddc8cc213f_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/roberto_v/4750863050/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/roberto_v/4750863050/) by Roberto V....
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-14-2011
Replies: 330
Views: 49,997
Posted By Roberto V.
That's the one, mine is a 3A too. I've seen your...

That's the one, mine is a 3A too. I've seen your pictures with the 3A on Flickr, they are amazing. Looks beautiful with the red bellows. I might have to get one of those to use without modding it....
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-14-2011
Replies: 330
Views: 49,997
Posted By Roberto V.
1914 Kodak, can't remember the model to be...

1914 Kodak, can't remember the model to be honest. I used it when I first got it, and at the moment it's being modified into a very special camera. it's gonna be the first of it's kind as far as I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-14-2011
Replies: 189
Views: 42,841
Posted By Roberto V.
You can even get some interesting effects in low...

You can even get some interesting effects in low light. Faster shutter speed=darker background, and you can 'drag' the shutter by using slower speeds
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-12-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,386
Posted By Roberto V.
I only use my phone when taking silly/random...

I only use my phone when taking silly/random pictures, as I usually have a camera with me
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-12-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 2,680
Posted By Roberto V.
Forgot to secure my (then) brand new Canon 430EX...

Forgot to secure my (then) brand new Canon 430EX II Speedlite on my 10D one day when I was hiking. Took a huge fall and fell on some rocks. Just a couple of tiny scratches.
On the other hand, I have...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 04-11-2011
Replies: 110
Views: 11,707
Posted By Roberto V.
There are many great ones out there, but one of...

There are many great ones out there, but one of my favorites, aesthetically, is Wong Kar Wai's 'My Blueberry Nights'. It's what I think of when I hear the word 'cinematic'. Many critics bashed the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-10-2011
Replies: 71
Views: 22,388
Posted By Roberto V.
Mine doesn't have a lot of brassing, so there's...

Mine doesn't have a lot of brassing, so there's no point in posting it, but I would never do anything to artificially brass it. It's been getting a tiny bit of brassing in some edges, so I'll just...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-10-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,383
Posted By Roberto V.
I might have some Adox canisters and some other...

I might have some Adox canisters and some other stuff, I'll check for you.

I have in my collection this old roll of Ektachrome that came inside my Contaflex. I have no idea how old it is, but I do...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-10-2011
Replies: 56
Views: 6,045
Posted By Roberto V.
No. I think high ISO is more similar to the...

No. I think high ISO is more similar to the megapixel races. High ISO really IS useful to some of us who shoot in extremely dim light though.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-09-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,114
Posted By Roberto V.
Congrats my friend. If the meter annoys you, just...

Congrats my friend. If the meter annoys you, just take out the battery. Great deal!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-08-2011
Replies: 149
Views: 20,720
Posted By Roberto V.
Bought my black paint M4 in december (my first...

Bought my black paint M4 in december (my first Leica and my first RF :D). Used, but hardly. It looked basically new, except for a tiny bit of brassing in the rewind lever and the frame counter bezel....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-07-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 10,009
Posted By Roberto V.
I've always had that doubt too, because it's the...

I've always had that doubt too, because it's the only image I've seen, where the Nokton's OOF highlights have that shape wide open. I have always thought that the lens might have been stopped down a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-06-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,692
Posted By Roberto V.
Related story: One time I went to a yearly road...

Related story:
One time I went to a yearly road trip wit some of my closest friends. I took my Canon 10D with a 50mm 1.8 and a 28-105mm. One afternoon, we were going to take a group photo at night,...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-04-2011
Replies: 60
Views: 27,839
Posted By Roberto V.
Having used a Mamiya 7, I don't see any need for...

Having used a Mamiya 7, I don't see any need for the Fuji. I still want to get another 7 with a 65mm in the future.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-04-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 7,410
Posted By Roberto V.
Artisan & Artist. I have the black Cordovan...

Artisan & Artist. I have the black Cordovan leather strap, looks great on a black paint camera, and it's comfortable.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-04-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,361
Posted By Roberto V.
That's a Canon RF (II III or IV).

That's a Canon RF (II III or IV).
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 04-01-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 528
Posted By Roberto V.
I see. Thanks!

I see. Thanks!
Forum: RFF Polls 04-01-2011
Replies: 92
Views: 5,734
Posted By Roberto V.
-Leica M4 black paint with 35mm Summilux pre-asph...

-Leica M4 black paint with 35mm Summilux pre-asph (i don't like how the chrome and black chrome versions look as much as the BP), or chrome Leica M2 with 50mm f/2.8 Elmar.
-Zeiss Ikon Contaflex I...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 04-01-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 528
Posted By Roberto V.
Unhappy Can't post images with BBCode?

I was trying to attach an image hosted on another website to a post, and I wasn't able to attach it using the [ img ] tag. When I did this, I only got the URL for the image in the post. Anyone else...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 1,922
Posted By Roberto V.
I'd like to know the same. I left my BP M4 on the...

I'd like to know the same. I left my BP M4 on the car seat unattended for 5 or 10 minutes in 110 F heat and it got SUPER hot.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2011
Replies: 189
Views: 42,841
Posted By Roberto V.
Nice, looking forward to your pictures. I guess...

Nice, looking forward to your pictures. I guess I'll skip the Contarex for now, I was just curious after handling one.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-24-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 7,128
Posted By Roberto V.
If you have more pics, I'd love to see them. I've...

If you have more pics, I'd love to see them. I've been wanting to try this film for some time. I'll definitely order some with my next order from Freestyle. Nice photos.
Also, how do you scan it? As...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2011
Replies: 129
Views: 9,420
Posted By Roberto V.
Yup, link in my sig

Yup, link in my sig
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-21-2011
Replies: 189
Views: 42,841
Posted By Roberto V.
Anyone have experience with the Contarex? I...

Anyone have experience with the Contarex? I handled a Contarex Super a couple of days ago at an antiques store in a city near Mexico City, and I loved the camera. I didn't buy it though, because the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-15-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 4,352
Posted By Roberto V.
My M4 hasn't been CLA'd since it left the factory...

My M4 hasn't been CLA'd since it left the factory in March of 1970, so I might send her to Youxin for a CLA soon. I can't imagine how it could be even smoother!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-15-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 4,352
Posted By Roberto V.
Congrats, I'm glad that you finally found one....

Congrats, I'm glad that you finally found one. Shoot a lot!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-15-2011
Replies: 84
Views: 5,932
Posted By Roberto V.
I think that you should tell her that she can get...

I think that you should tell her that she can get a used Leica or a new Voigtlander Bessa, and let her pick from there. If you go for a Bessa, go for the R2A or R2M. If you go for a Leica M, I'd...
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