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Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 12-06-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,995
Posted By rtphotos
Hi ABrosig, I was going to comment that you...

Hi ABrosig,

I was going to comment that you must remove the lens element(s) and just use the pinhole alone, but it seems that you have that sorted out. :)

Your last image of the church (?) is...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 12-06-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 12,008
Posted By rtphotos
Dave, that's very cool! One of the interesting...

Dave, that's very cool! One of the interesting things about pinhole photography is the ability to play with scale. I would not have guessed that your guitar was a small ornament! :)

Just for...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 12-05-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 12,008
Posted By rtphotos
Nice examples, everyone! Dave, I do like the...

Nice examples, everyone!

Dave, I do like the last one you posted of the guitar. The soft dreaminess is quite appealing.

I can't get enough of pinholes - using them and also making them! Here is...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 03-18-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,237
Posted By rtphotos
Yes, I've been able to do emulsion lifts with...

Yes, I've been able to do emulsion lifts with FP-3000B, FP-100B, and FP-100C.

Example FP-3000B:

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5036/5892396226_9da71ace2d.jpg...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-17-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3,765
Posted By rtphotos
Hi sleepyhead, Brian has already mentioned a few...

Hi sleepyhead, Brian has already mentioned a few good reasons that some pinholers use large-format.

Besides the reduction of grain in enlargements, another reason pinholers may use the...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-17-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3,765
Posted By rtphotos
Roger, thanks for the info on using the 545 back....

Roger, thanks for the info on using the 545 back. I guess that would be the same for polaroid/fuji pack film holders, too.

rt
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 02-13-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,672
Posted By rtphotos
Here's my latest attempt at solargraphy. The...

Here's my latest attempt at solargraphy. The exposure lasted 6-months - from summer to winter solstices (June to December 2011). Any longer would only have sun paths crossing ontop of each...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-13-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3,765
Posted By rtphotos
Hi Austerby, Nice results on your...

Hi Austerby,

Nice results on your Flickrstream!

Is there any possibility of using a Polaroid/Fuji instant film back on the Titan? That was something that was brought up early on and I don't think...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 02-13-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,189
Posted By rtphotos
Hi air2046, When out pinholing, I often have a...

Hi air2046,

When out pinholing, I often have a hand-held light meter, such as a Sekonic L-398, and the FREE Pinhole Exposure Scale by Tsutomu...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-14-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 13,617
Posted By rtphotos
Hi Niles, The aftermarket SNHOO and hood looks...

Hi Niles,

The aftermarket SNHOO and hood looks good. I'm glad it worked out for you, and thanks for posting the photo!

Peter, how about posting a photo of your funnel-sided summicron hood on your...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-12-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 5,394
Posted By rtphotos
Posted a bit on Summitar hood alternatives a...

Posted a bit on Summitar hood alternatives a while back:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=57675

And here is my Summitar sporting a SNHOO and generic 39mm vented hood:

...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 11-22-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,475
Posted By rtphotos
Good one! Heheh! :)

Good one! Heheh! :)
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 11-14-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,475
Posted By rtphotos
Divide the number of pixels by the scanning dpi,...

Divide the number of pixels by the scanning dpi, which gives you the pinhole's aperture diameter.

To determine the f/stop you then need to do a little math OR plug in both the diameter and your...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-05-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 5,357
Posted By rtphotos
Good to know that an alternative is available for...

Good to know that an alternative is available for what is a very rare item!

rt :)
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 05-26-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 8,144
Posted By rtphotos
Thanks, John for catching that! Mine is a typo. ...

Thanks, John for catching that! Mine is a typo. I really do use .002" shims.

Great image, by the way, John. It has a nice vintage look. And Fidget, those are really nice medium-format exposures....
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 05-24-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 8,144
Posted By rtphotos
Hi jbielikowski, Nothing wrong with your images!...

Hi jbielikowski,

Nothing wrong with your images! Nice subject matter, too. But if you are seeking sharper images, you may be interested in my pinhole making technique.

I use the "dimple and sand"...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 07-16-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 2,092
Posted By rtphotos
Nice pinhole images, Narsuitus. I esp. like your...

Nice pinhole images, Narsuitus. I esp. like your most recent one of the Queen Theater. Nice framing.

There's a Queen Theater in my neighborhood that I've been meaning to photograph. Thanks for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-12-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 969
Posted By rtphotos
Henri Cartier-Bresson. Look closely at...

Henri Cartier-Bresson. Look closely at 5min20sec, he's dancing/shooting I think with a black III screwmount, and at 6min55sec a M3:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsw2o9DTbhQ

Cartier-Bresson...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 04-29-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 2,092
Posted By rtphotos
The...

The arsenal:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3639/3482235426_dd5ecdf83b_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36exposures/3482235426/)

The first...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 04-23-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 2,352
Posted By rtphotos
Phantomas, I usually hand-make my own pinhole...

Phantomas,

I usually hand-make my own pinhole cameras, but the one that I did buy is a modified Holga from HolgaMods. I bought the deluxe $62 version. A cheaper no-frills pinhole version exists...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 04-23-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 7,741
Posted By rtphotos
there may be hope for the Orvis vest!

I have the Orvis SI81PK purchased about two years ago. I wear it almost daily (I live in Hawaii). I like it because it doesn't have those puffed-out pockets like fly-fishing vest. It lays closer...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-10-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 3,222
Posted By rtphotos
Summitar filters

I was fortunate to pick up a SNHOO filter adapter from Ritz Collectible Cameras (Arizona) a while back. I use standard E39 screw-in filters (UV and yellows) with the SNHOO.

Ritz usually has a few...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-20-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,284
Posted By rtphotos
whoa... some confusion going on in this thread. ...

whoa... some confusion going on in this thread. ;)

The round aperture was employed BEFORE the hexagonal dog-legged type.

From sampling done in a previous thread, we determined that the switch...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-05-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 2,901
Posted By rtphotos
The Sunpak 1600a triggers 46.6 V. See this...

The Sunpak 1600a triggers 46.6 V. See this link:

http://www.botzilla.com/photo/strobeVolts.html

Are you sure your Zeiss Ikon can handle it?
rt
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-19-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 4,368
Posted By rtphotos
Not only do many libraries still use microforms,...

Not only do many libraries still use microforms, but most large university libraries have a "preservation department" with staff who should be able to provide you some bits of advice on how to clean...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-12-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 2,097
Posted By rtphotos
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3004/2688658108_91d...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3004/2688658108_91d0b6da8a.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36exposures/2688658108/)

Fujichrome Provia 100 film, expired, and cross-processed.
Leica IIf, with 5cm...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-28-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,432
Posted By rtphotos
Dave, I hope you (or your recipients) will post...

Dave,

I hope you (or your recipients) will post some photos here and on my previously mentioned thread on Summitar hood alternatives.

Thank you! :)

rt
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-23-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,432
Posted By rtphotos
It's a SNHOO that you want [adapter to use 39mm...

It's a SNHOO that you want [adapter to use 39mm filters on a Summitar].

S.K. Grimes can machine one. And according to one person, DAG can make one from an old Summitar filter. I have a couple...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-05-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,564
Posted By rtphotos
I really like my SBOOI. Never tried any of the...

I really like my SBOOI. Never tried any of the "universal-types" on my Leica IIf. The very bright and 1:1 view makes it a joy to shoot with both eyes open.

Price of the SBOOI seems to be on the...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 08-05-2008
Replies: 176
Views: 32,463
Posted By rtphotos
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3027/2735055132_1c3...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3027/2735055132_1c323d2fb4_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36exposures/2735055132/)

Cruel and Black Sun.

rt
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-02-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,153
Posted By rtphotos
Boy, I've heard that one before. :) Unless the...

Boy, I've heard that one before. :)

Unless the seller specifically states that the camera has had a recent CLA, I factor in one into the cost of these older camera.

Shoot some film. You may be...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 08-01-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,737
Posted By rtphotos
Check Michael Butkus' webpage for the manual: ...

Check Michael Butkus' webpage for the manual:

http://www.butkus.org/chinon/large_format.htm

And for a ton of information on graflex cameras, checkout:

http://www.graflex.org/

If you have...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-30-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,044
Posted By rtphotos
PM sent regarding Mark Hama CLA fees. Mr. Hama's...

PM sent regarding Mark Hama CLA fees.

Mr. Hama's website is here:

http://markhama.home.comcast.net/~markhama/

As for your hood, try to get the original YashicaMat one, or a Rollei. I'm using...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-30-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,044
Posted By rtphotos
By the way, wouldn't light leaks in the body show...

By the way, wouldn't light leaks in the body show up as reddish-orange streaks rather than white-ish?

rt :)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-29-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,044
Posted By rtphotos
Hi GErvin, I agree with those who believe this...

Hi GErvin,

I agree with those who believe this is flare. I also believe that lens haze will cause it to flare more easily.

But my experience with a YashicaMat LM is that it flares readily if I...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 07-29-2008
Replies: 176
Views: 32,463
Posted By rtphotos
Yes, I use a pinhole holga. My first two rolls...

Yes, I use a pinhole holga. My first two rolls were a bust, but here are 2 photos from my 1st "good" roll:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3144/2678628429_da645f2bca_m.jpg...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-18-2008
Replies: 110
Views: 72,336
Posted By rtphotos
That is a terrible shame! thanks, Phillip. rt

That is a terrible shame!
thanks, Phillip.

rt
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-17-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,680
Posted By rtphotos
Nice looking combo! I like using my IIf and...

Nice looking combo!

I like using my IIf and Summitar with a external viewfinder. Keep a lookout for the SBOOI or Cosina version. Makes a ton of difference!

rt :)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-09-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,651
Posted By rtphotos
ajishc, I hope you had fun during this weekend's...

ajishc,

I hope you had fun during this weekend's fireworks and celebrations.

Although not shot with TLR, here are a few of my square-cropped shots that I took of the fireworks show over Magic...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-08-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 947
Posted By rtphotos
Choices are slim in my neck of the woods. I'm...

Choices are slim in my neck of the woods. I'm interested in both med- format C41 and E6 processing.

Today found a local lab not too far away who does C41, but won't do cross-processing which is...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-06-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,649
Posted By rtphotos
Hi Mike, If you are still open to other ideas...

Hi Mike,

If you are still open to other ideas for a hood, here is a link to the "ulitmate alternative summitar hood" thread:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=57675

I was...
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-06-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 2,400
Posted By rtphotos
As Roger says, one can focus by touch. I like...

As Roger says, one can focus by touch. I like having them on a few of the Leica lenses I own.

rt :)
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-03-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 947
Posted By rtphotos
Thanks for the reply, pphuang. I checked...

Thanks for the reply, pphuang. I checked Dwayne's online pricelist and the prices are good, esp. for the scan to CD.

I've since come across some recent threads on Dwayne's. Unable to search for...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-02-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 947
Posted By rtphotos
U.S. suggestions for film processing via prepaid mailers

Has anyone tried A&I (in Hollywood, Calif.) for pre-paid film processing via mailers? I noticed you can buy the mailers directly from them, or thru B&H.

I'm particularly interested in 120...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-02-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,651
Posted By rtphotos
Hi Ajish, Although I have TLR and rangefinder...

Hi Ajish,

Although I have TLR and rangefinder cameras, I'll most likely use my trusty SLR with zoom lens for this years' 4th of July fireworks show.

The zoom lens provides ease in varying...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 07-01-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,335
Posted By rtphotos
Very nice images, and a beautifully made pinhole...

Very nice images, and a beautifully made pinhole camera to boot!

rt :)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-29-2008
Replies: 468
Views: 44,826
Posted By rtphotos
Thanks, Papercut. The Lubie shot was taken with...

Thanks, Papercut.

The Lubie shot was taken with tungsten slide film and cross-processed. I have a couple more shots on my flickr page.

rt :)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-29-2008
Replies: 1,179
Views: 446,417
Posted By rtphotos
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2305/2349871159_8b4...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2305/2349871159_8b4dd9d4ca_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36exposures/2349871159/)

YashicaMat LM (ca. 1958). Won on eBay, and then CLA'd by Mark Hama a couple of...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-29-2008
Replies: 468
Views: 44,826
Posted By rtphotos
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3110/2583748674_22f...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3110/2583748674_22f75a4b5a_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36exposures/2583748674/)

YashicaMat LM


...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-25-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,374
Posted By rtphotos
whuhh??? kateracka, get a grip (on the camera),...

whuhh??? kateracka, get a grip (on the camera), load it with some film, go out and shoot, process film, examine your results. Then repeat as necessary. :)

The secret to getting comfortable with...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-27-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 2,976
Posted By rtphotos
I bought a Leica IIf and summitar from Igor a few...

I bought a Leica IIf and summitar from Igor a few months ago. Good communications and selection. A pleasure to deal with.

Only thing was that both items were described as having a "recent CLA". ...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-22-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 2,359
Posted By rtphotos
My Leica 12538 hood for 50mm tabbed summicron...

My Leica 12538 hood for 50mm tabbed summicron does rotate after clipping to the lens to allow for optimum vent placement. But it certainly costs more than the Heavystar.

It's too bad that the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-21-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 2,359
Posted By rtphotos
Heavystar is a great eBay seller. Quick...

Heavystar is a great eBay seller. Quick delivery. Good communication.

I have one of their 39mm vented/tilted hoods. It screws smoothly onto my 50mm summicron. The hood front can take a 52mm lens...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-15-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 3,885
Posted By rtphotos
That's an interesting observation, Jaap. I came...

That's an interesting observation, Jaap.

I came across this discussion on another forum. Some of the M8 users there claim 2 benefits of shooting on "Continuous mode". One, it allows for quicker...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-15-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 3,885
Posted By rtphotos
Is there any other benefit to having it set on C,...

Is there any other benefit to having it set on C, like quicker write times on to the card (for us pixel peepers)?

rt
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-14-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 6,587
Posted By rtphotos
Very nice!! Looks like you found a winner! ...

Very nice!! Looks like you found a winner! :)

rt
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 3,579
Posted By rtphotos
heh heh!!:D Better go dig out my contact...

heh heh!!:D

Better go dig out my contact printing frames and cyanotype chems! Solar power! Talk about "old school"! :)

rt
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 3,579
Posted By rtphotos
Hi Jeremy, Yes, your local drugstores and...

Hi Jeremy,

Yes, your local drugstores and supermarkets will probably stop developing, printing, and even selling film in the near future. One local "pro-lab" in my neck of the woods has even...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-06-2008
Replies: 94
Views: 15,633
Posted By rtphotos
After reading many rave reviews on Luigi's straps...

After reading many rave reviews on Luigi's straps and cases I had to give it a try. I just received a Luigi/Leicatime leather strap about 2 weeks ago.

I asked for a "custom-order" strap and...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-05-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 6,587
Posted By rtphotos
If you are still set on a Yashica Mat, you might...

If you are still set on a Yashica Mat, you might consider buying one from Mark Hama. Besides being an excellent Mat repairperson, he sells on eBay under the handle of "lakesuwa".

I really like...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-02-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 2,580
Posted By rtphotos
If the MR works similar to the MR-4, then you...

If the MR works similar to the MR-4, then you might have a look here where Mike Butkus has an MR manual online:

http://www.butkus.org/chinon/flashes_meters/leica_meter_mr/leica_meter_mr.htm

good...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-30-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,672
Posted By rtphotos
yep, happened to me a couple of time before I...

yep, happened to me a couple of time before I made it part of the routine to check the rewind knob for rotation.

Did you notice when rewinding the roll of film that it took only a couple of cranks...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-30-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,130
Posted By rtphotos
One look at the insides of a YashicaMat on David...

One look at the insides of a YashicaMat on David Richert's webpage made me decide to have an expert fix a faulty shutter. Call me Mr. Klutz. So if no one offers a quick solution, I think it's time...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 04-30-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 2,143
Posted By rtphotos
JoeV, that is an ultra-cool pinhole camera you...

JoeV, that is an ultra-cool pinhole camera you created! I really think the view hole and shutter is especially clever, too. Well done! :)

rt
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-29-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 870
Posted By rtphotos
Check your negatives. Are the lines you see on...

Check your negatives. Are the lines you see on the prints also appearing on the negs? (I don't know which, but there are alot of telephone lines in your pic! :)). The lines you are seeing might be...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-29-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 2,441
Posted By rtphotos
These 4x5 pinhole shots are definitely more sharp...

These 4x5 pinhole shots are definitely more sharp (at the center) than my other pinhole images from smaller-format cameras. But taking a closer look at the type 55 prints, they are still soft in a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-29-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 2,441
Posted By rtphotos
Hi DMR, Thanks for the kind comments. :) I...

Hi DMR,

Thanks for the kind comments. :)

I haven't had the opportunity but 4x5s can be enlarged to "mega size", certainly larger than 35mm film. Type 55 film in particular is very fine grained,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-28-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 2,441
Posted By rtphotos
Here is my humble rock photo I took yesterday, on...

Here is my humble rock photo I took yesterday, on Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day. :)

rt

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2156/2446962805_7f4bdf433e.jpg...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-28-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,341
Posted By rtphotos
I don't know how substantive the rumors are, but...

I don't know how substantive the rumors are, but for now, B&H is still offering Polaroid type 55 film and a few of the other instant films (ie, 52 and 56 in 4x5). Type 59 (color) is already out of...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 04-28-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 1,298
Posted By rtphotos
Hi Robert, Thanks for the reminder. Here is one...

Hi Robert,

Thanks for the reminder. Here is one image I shot on Sunday. Did anyone else shoot on Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day?

Check out my flickr page for a couple of pinhole photos:

...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 04-28-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 2,143
Posted By rtphotos
Hi sweathog, If you get a chance to look at a...

Hi sweathog,

If you get a chance to look at a pinhole camera made by the Lensless Camera Mfg. Co. of Santa Barbara, you will see how easy it might be to build a pinhole camera yourself out of some...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-28-2008
Replies: 1,085
Views: 290,996
Posted By rtphotos
Thanks, shimo-kitasnap. I only wish I had more...

Thanks, shimo-kitasnap. I only wish I had more available wall space! :)

rt
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-21-2008
Replies: 177
Views: 16,146
Posted By rtphotos
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2386/2429324331_635...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2386/2429324331_6350589e7f_o.jpg

rt :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-20-2008
Replies: 340
Views: 35,393
Posted By rtphotos
plane... ...

plane...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2097/2368912821_7c95e43e33_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36exposures/2368912821/)


trains...

...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-17-2008
Replies: 1,085
Views: 290,996
Posted By rtphotos
W/NW : Motorcycles

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3233/2369753202_75a68ca7f0_o.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-17-2008
Replies: 177
Views: 16,146
Posted By rtphotos
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3262/2369233799_d20...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3262/2369233799_d20478d11e_o.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-17-2008
Replies: 1,927
Views: 256,492
Posted By rtphotos
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3246/2369755170_272...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3246/2369755170_27282b2f8a_o.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-17-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 2,949
Posted By rtphotos
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-17-2008
Replies: 821
Views: 139,624
Posted By rtphotos
Kyoto alley cigarette. Taken with M6TTL, 35mm...

Kyoto alley cigarette. Taken with M6TTL, 35mm ASPH lux.
rt :)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3130/2370094902_e5716928a4.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36exposures/2370094902/)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-17-2008
Replies: 821
Views: 139,624
Posted By rtphotos
Iwakuni, Japan. Taken with a Ricoh GR-D, my...

Iwakuni, Japan. Taken with a Ricoh GR-D, my backup camera.
rt :)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2280/2368918215_a46bd2ea42.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36exposures/2368918215/)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-16-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 13,617
Posted By rtphotos
Thanks for the comments LeicaTom. How about...

Thanks for the comments LeicaTom. How about posting a couple of photos of your new SOOPD folded on your Summitar, just for comparison? Great price, by the way!

Nice photos of your Tiffen series 6...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-15-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,008
Posted By rtphotos
heh heh! :D Well, if you're willing to mail it...

heh heh! :D

Well, if you're willing to mail it all the way to Taiwan ;) then let me at least recommend two reputable repair people that I've had the pleasure of dealing with in the U.S. Both are...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-15-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 3,020
Posted By rtphotos
Of possible interest is the recent remake of the...

Of possible interest is the recent remake of the Thai movie, "Shutter". Just released last month:

http://www.shutter-movie.com/

Haven't seen the new version yet (filmed in Japan), but did see...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-15-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,303
Posted By rtphotos
Luigi emailed me last on March 26th informing me...

Luigi emailed me last on March 26th informing me that my order was shipped out that day. He definitely is a trustworthy gentleman.

I bet he is just swamped with orders, or maybe on a much...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-13-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 13,617
Posted By rtphotos
Sorry about that rxmd. If I'm not mistaken, I...

Sorry about that rxmd. If I'm not mistaken, I think you do need to log in to view the pics on that forum.

But no worries - if you are just looking to see what the SOOPD hood looks like on a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-13-2008
Replies: 2,124
Views: 588,934
Posted By rtphotos
My new IIf and Summitar, both finally back from...

My new IIf and Summitar, both finally back from their overhaul. The lens is sporting a SNHOO filter adapter, E39 yellow filter, and generic 39mm screw-in hood. Attached to the body is a SBOOI...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-13-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 13,617
Posted By rtphotos
The Ultimate thread on Summitar hood alternatives

Hi all,

Are you looking for a Summitar hood? Read on...

I recently purchased a lightly used Leica 50mm f/2 Summitar, serial #658***, ca.1948. It didn't come with a hood, so I began my research to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-12-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,008
Posted By rtphotos
Andrew Nemeth maintains a "Leica FAQ" page and...

Andrew Nemeth maintains a "Leica FAQ" page and lists a number of reputable Leica repair and CLA technicians, including one in Germany:

http://leica.nemeng.com/007e.shtml

Good luck on having your...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-12-2008
Replies: 7,409
Views: 3,776,370
Posted By rtphotos
My M4 and 50mm tabbed summicron. rt :) ...

My M4 and 50mm tabbed summicron.
rt :)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3138/2350703972_1ba50fdab4_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36exposures/2350703972/)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-09-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,287
Posted By rtphotos
Hope you didn't take my suggestion as an insult. ...

Hope you didn't take my suggestion as an insult. It wasn't meant as one.

Without knowing the background history of camera or meter, I'd not assume either to be working perfectly, nor one more...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 04-08-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 931
Posted By rtphotos
Ohh, so that's what's going on! :bang: I was...

Ohh, so that's what's going on! :bang:

I was wondering what happened to the pics that accompanied the "Load A Leica Bottom-Loader!" sticky thread!

If auto-removing of photo attachments is what's...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-08-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,287
Posted By rtphotos
Hi Ronald, I think what some of us are trying to...

Hi Ronald,

I think what some of us are trying to convey is that you may want to be more systematic and test your camera and meter independently. Right now you have too many variables going on at...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-07-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,383
Posted By rtphotos
Nothing wrong with keeping a back-up camera! ...

Nothing wrong with keeping a back-up camera! :D

rt
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-06-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,304
Posted By rtphotos
Also check with your friendly neighborhood...

Also check with your friendly neighborhood shoe/luggage repair person.

rt :)
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-06-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,383
Posted By rtphotos
Photo of my Bessa-R back and built-in OEM "film...

Photo of my Bessa-R back and built-in OEM "film memo holder". :D

rt :)
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-05-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,383
Posted By rtphotos
Hi Cat Face, The "film memory holder" is an...

Hi Cat Face,

The "film memory holder" is an aftermarket add-on - probably like this one:

http://www.adorama.com/CZFMH.html

You can ask the seller to be sure. My black Bessa-R didn't come with...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-30-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,146
Posted By rtphotos
That was pretty fair of Ms. Krauter. So I...

That was pretty fair of Ms. Krauter.

So I guess your choices are to either send it to DAG, let Brian Sweeny go at it with his file, or have M. Valdemar shoot some bacan fat and nose grease into...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-30-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,146
Posted By rtphotos
Only you can make this decision. But if it were...

Only you can make this decision. But if it were me, since the CLA was already paid for once, I'd give Ms. Krauter a chance to make good.

I'd certainly want to at least give her a chance to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-29-2008
Replies: 110
Views: 72,336
Posted By rtphotos
Hey, where did doubs43 instructive pictures go?! ...

Hey, where did doubs43 instructive pictures go?! :mad:

Somebody bring them back!
rt
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-29-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,146
Posted By rtphotos
Hi jfujita, I have a black version of the 35mm...

Hi jfujita,

I have a black version of the 35mm asph summilux. Bought it new, no problem with this lens focusing, and it is very smooth.

Did you let Ms. Krauter know that the lens is still "grippy"...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-29-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,206
Posted By rtphotos
Check out Andrew Nemeth's Leica FAQs page on...

Check out Andrew Nemeth's Leica FAQs page on reputable Leica repairpersons:

http://nemeng.com/leica/007e.shtml

Personally, I've used both Sherry Krauter and Don Goldberg for my Leicas. Both are...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-29-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,902
Posted By rtphotos
Use whatever film you have handy, although you...

Use whatever film you have handy, although you ought to use slide film to get a accurate and unbiased test of your camera's shutter.

Set your camera on a tripod and run through all the shutter...
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-27-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,151
Posted By rtphotos
I haven't used the CV one, but the Leica SBOOI is...

I haven't used the CV one, but the Leica SBOOI is FANTASTIC! 1:1 magnification and very bright! I like being able to keep both eyes open while shooting. And just enough eye-relief for me to use...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-27-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,270
Posted By rtphotos
Cool! I have a IIf and Summitar, too. ...

Cool! I have a IIf and Summitar, too. :)

Look carefully at the reflections on the front of the lens. If they appear blue (or goldish) in coloration, you have a coated lens.

Leica began...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-27-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,902
Posted By rtphotos
You will want to distinguish between cleaning...

You will want to distinguish between cleaning marks, fungus, dust and fog. Dust, fog and some fungus can usually be cleaned up by a competent repairperson, but cleaning marks and damage from...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-26-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,270
Posted By rtphotos
Greetings Luke, For ease in processing and...

Greetings Luke,

For ease in processing and getting back prints, you might find Kodak's CN400 Bl&Wh film convenient. Any lab that does C-41 processing can do it for you. 400 ISO film will offer you...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-26-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,902
Posted By rtphotos
If you do decide to keep the camera and lens, and...

If you do decide to keep the camera and lens, and if the lens is as dusty/smudgy as you say, it will probably need a cleaning as well (~$100). On the otherhand, if it's badly fungus-ed, you may be...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-25-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,902
Posted By rtphotos
Hi Mark, For good background info on these Leica...

Hi Mark,

For good background info on these Leica Screw Mount "Barnack" cameras, go to Stephen Gandy's website:

http://www.cameraquest.com/classics.htm

Mr. Gandy also has a chart to date your...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-24-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,433
Posted By rtphotos
Hi angeloks, Just a few thoughts. Maybe this...

Hi angeloks,

Just a few thoughts. Maybe this bump will get someone to respond.

A reading of "f4.0, 400iso and 1/8s" means that you were in fairly low light. Did you happen to have the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-24-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 790
Posted By rtphotos
I don't know if Leica made any Summitar ND...

I don't know if Leica made any Summitar ND filters, but there are some great suggestions and ideas for using filters on a Summitar (ie, SNHOO, series 6 adapters, etc.) on this previous...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-16-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,428
Posted By rtphotos
Hi, I'd say hold out and give it some time. The...

Hi,

I'd say hold out and give it some time. The L-398M is a good solid meter. I cut my teeth in photo class using one. Like all things new, it may take a bit of time to get on with it.

If after...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-10-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 2,525
Posted By rtphotos
OldNick, jgcraft, and other Series VI users, A...

OldNick, jgcraft, and other Series VI users,

A pic is worth a thousand words. :D Can someone post a few closeup snaps of your Series VI filter adapters attached to your Summitars? Just curious...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-10-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,594
Posted By rtphotos
I have a Domke FA-230 3-Compartment Insert (made...

I have a Domke FA-230 3-Compartment Insert (made for your smaller 803), but it's rather meagerly padded. Most of the time I don't use any inserts at all as I pack only one body with lens in the main...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-10-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 2,525
Posted By rtphotos
I've no personal connection with Sandy at Ritz...

I've no personal connection with Sandy at Ritz Collectibles, except that I've been happy with the service and goods bought from him. I may have bought his last SNHOO adapter (summitar thread to E39...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-10-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,594
Posted By rtphotos
I use the Domke F-802 as my daily commuter/camera...

I use the Domke F-802 as my daily commuter/camera bag. I love mine, and it works for me.

I usually carry one rangefinder body w/lens attached, a 2nd lens and a few rolls of film in the pockets,...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-05-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By rtphotos
Sorry, I'm not familiar with your camera, but do...

Sorry, I'm not familiar with your camera, but do the scratches appear in the same places on BOTH rolls of film? If so, one possiblilty could be the camera's pressure plate. This happened to me once...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-27-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By rtphotos
Hi Jeremy, This is difficult to answer, because...

Hi Jeremy,

This is difficult to answer, because it will depend on a number of things and your geography. I use a local "pro-lab" for color stuff I care about (non-snapshot photography). I rely on...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-25-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 1,331
Posted By rtphotos
As previously mentioned, quality SS reels are...

As previously mentioned, quality SS reels are essential. They are worth it. Never heard of "general brand".

You have my sympathy, though. :D I think many of us have gone through this. The...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-18-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 2,508
Posted By rtphotos
Thumbs up Ok, I think with everyone's help we've narrowed...

Ok, I think with everyone's help we've narrowed it down even further. I searched the archives for the earlier post Joe mentioned reading and came across this 2 year-old thread:
...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-17-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 2,508
Posted By rtphotos
Thanks all for the info and data points. :) So...

Thanks all for the info and data points. :)

So far, aside from any possible anomalies that Leica threw into the pot, the switch between round to hex irises appears to have taken place somewhere...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-16-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 2,508
Posted By rtphotos
Summitar aperture blades?

Just curious. When (either year or serial #) did Leica switch from the aperture blades from circular to hexagonal shape on the Summitar lens?

I've heard that the earlier circular style creates...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-14-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 792
Posted By rtphotos
:cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: Thanks,...

:cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:

Thanks, David! Now where did I leave my ukulele? Dang, left it in the trunk of my rent-a-car!!!


rt :cool:
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-13-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 792
Posted By rtphotos
If you are into "street photography", Chinatown,...

If you are into "street photography", Chinatown, esp. early on Saturday mornings. In particular, Oahu and Kekaulike Markets for photographing people shopping for "exotic foods".

Some good...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-11-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,905
Posted By rtphotos
A36-E39 adapter

I just got an email reply from Adam Dau of S.K. Grimes. He can machine a custom A36 to E39 filter thread adapter.
[edit typo: should be a "tapered E36 to E39 filter thread adapter]

He quoted me a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-06-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 1,390
Posted By rtphotos
I have the stainless steel type of film retriever...

I have the stainless steel type of film retriever that looks exactly like the one luketrash illustrates. I follow the instructions as shown in Bob Cole's message above. I'm only about 75%...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 02-03-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,809
Posted By rtphotos
Hi Jano, I do like the image, generally...

Hi Jano,

I do like the image, generally speaking. But if you hadn't mentioned the "rose", I might have missed it.

You might take advantage of the incredible depth of field of pinhole cameras and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-02-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 764
Posted By rtphotos
My summitar is away getting the "golden touch"...

My summitar is away getting the "golden touch" for exactly the same reason - stiff aperture ring. I figured that I am too clutzy to try to fix it myself, and a drop of ronsonol only helped a little....
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-28-2008
Replies: 260
Views: 57,647
Posted By rtphotos
I have a Pentax digital spot meter, and a Sekonic...

I have a Pentax digital spot meter, and a Sekonic flash L358 meter. They aren't really compact, but they both get the job done depending on what I am photographing.

I'm getting more interested in...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-28-2008
Replies: 75
Views: 5,392
Posted By rtphotos
I'd do the same. There is a fellow who goes by...

I'd do the same.

There is a fellow who goes by "Gene M" who makes it his hobby to process found film. He often posts on the nelsonfoto.com "found film" forum.

Also take a look at his...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-24-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 3,802
Posted By rtphotos
If your Yashicamat needs repairs, and you don't...

If your Yashicamat needs repairs, and you don't mind shipping it to the U.S. (Georgia), I can suggest repairperson Mark Hama. He did a great CLA job on my Mat-LM that had a sticky shutter. In...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-17-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,052
Posted By rtphotos
Try handholding this...

Try handholding this camera:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/2162646403/in/set-72157603624867509/

rt :eek:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 1,423
Posted By rtphotos
Hi aizan, Which straps are you talking about? ...

Hi aizan,

Which straps are you talking about? Leica's or Gordy's?

Personally, I've been using both the Leica's strap (that came with the M6) and the Domke 1" strap. I much prefer the Domke as it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-15-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 1,423
Posted By rtphotos
Thanks kully. The Gordy straps look like a...

Thanks kully. The Gordy straps look like a nicely made, solid and simple product - and not overly expensive, too.

And thanks Bill for the DIY idea - as I look down at my worn loafers.... :)

rt
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-15-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 1,423
Posted By rtphotos
To those using the Gordy shoulder straps, do you...

To those using the Gordy shoulder straps, do you notice if the split rings ever scratches the camera? The Gordys don't appear to come with the little leather "flaps" that some strap makers use to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-07-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 1,265
Posted By rtphotos
Regarding bottom loading, please take a look at...

Regarding bottom loading, please take a look at this discussion/sticky where the poster (doubs43) has described and illustrated with photos how to cut and load LTM...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2007
Replies: 35
Views: 2,243
Posted By rtphotos
In my opinion, "Firing at all speeds" means that...

In my opinion, "Firing at all speeds" means that the shutter (curtain or blades, etc.) opens and closes after pressing the shutter button, AND that this occurs at all of the camera's shutter speed...
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-19-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,506
Posted By rtphotos
vdonovan, Thanks for the info on collapsing the...

vdonovan,

Thanks for the info on collapsing the summitar into the bessa-r.
rt
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-18-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,506
Posted By rtphotos
vdonovan, Nice images. Does the summitar...

vdonovan,

Nice images. Does the summitar collapse into the Bessa R? That would make it a really compact and light package. :)

rt
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-06-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 1,912
Posted By rtphotos
Currently nothing showing on her website in your...

Currently nothing showing on her website in your price range, but I'd call or email Ms. Krauter just in case. You know that if she says so, it WILL be in good working...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-04-2007
Replies: 110
Views: 72,336
Posted By rtphotos
Thank you, doubs43 for posting your instructions...

Thank you, doubs43 for posting your instructions and the photos! I just received a Leica IIf from Igor Reznik and loaded the film correctly on my first try. :)

As one with 3 thumbs and who took...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-15-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,763
Posted By rtphotos
COOL looking pinhole camera! :) BUT.... I...

COOL looking pinhole camera! :) BUT....

I strongly suggest that any person seriously thinking of using a hidden camera inside a public library to record images of unknowing people, consider the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-15-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,763
Posted By rtphotos
Hi Jeremy, I think there is a bit of voyeur in...

Hi Jeremy,

I think there is a bit of voyeur in many of us, but
if you ask me, what you did sounds kinda creepy.

You said:

"...hoping that they don't see what you're doing".
"It was hard for me...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-07-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,892
Posted By rtphotos
pvenables, Sorry about your experience with the...

pvenables, Sorry about your experience with the lack of lens supply in London. As I mentioned in my previous message, some dealers in the U.S. are getting a few of the lens at a time from Leica and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-07-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,892
Posted By rtphotos
Check with your favorite dealers right now if you...

Check with your favorite dealers right now if you are looking for this lens. :D Solms is apparently supplying dealers a few of these lens at a time.

Good luck! My gas is quieted for the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-01-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,892
Posted By rtphotos
Thank you for the replies Darren and leicashot. ...

Thank you for the replies Darren and leicashot. Yes, the lens certainly has been proven to have a good reputation as a sharp, contrasty, and compact lens.

I'd get one right now if only Leica...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-31-2007
Replies: 49
Views: 3,437
Posted By rtphotos
The photos of everyone's darkroom are very...

The photos of everyone's darkroom are very helpful for guys like me planning on designing a new one from scratch! THANKS for sharing the darkroom ideas! Anyone have pics of their built-in "paper...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-31-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,892
Posted By rtphotos
Low down on Leica 28mm f2.8 Asph. Elmarit?

So what's the story on this lens. My favorite dealers haven't had it in stock for what seems like at least a couple of months.

Can anyone recommend a reputable shop that currently does have it...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-25-2007
Replies: 49
Views: 3,437
Posted By rtphotos
drewbarb gives good advice regarding "paper...

drewbarb gives good advice regarding "paper safes". I use them always. It beats fumbling with the paper box and plastic bag during printing sessions.

This is the type I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-24-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,796
Posted By rtphotos
Because you can't find any dealer who has one in...

Because you can't find any dealer who has one in stock! :bang:

rt :)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-26-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,150
Posted By rtphotos
If you believe Ken Rockwell's website, he claims...

If you believe Ken Rockwell's website, he claims that li-ion batteries last longer if they are NOT fully drained before recharging in regular use.

http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/battery-life.htm
Forum: Off Topic 03-28-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By rtphotos
Any RFF members in Japan that can give us a...

Any RFF members in Japan that can give us a sakura blooming update? I'm heading to Tokyo and vicinity in a couple of weeks. Thanks!:)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-25-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 1,841
Posted By rtphotos
Hi Finder, It's not the cannsiter felt that I am...

Hi Finder,

It's not the cannsiter felt that I am afraid of, it's the sneaky grit that is caught in the felt.

Sometimes a while goes by between my shooting a roll and processing it. Sometimes a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-25-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 1,841
Posted By rtphotos
If I am finished shooting a roll, I rewind the...

If I am finished shooting a roll, I rewind the film completely ensuring that I won't make a mistake and re-load it back into my camera. Film canister is opened with a can opener for processing. ...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 03-31-2006
Replies: 59
Views: 5,763
Posted By rtphotos
Hi Stephanie, Good start on your pinhole...

Hi Stephanie,

Good start on your pinhole photography! Definitely try making a smaller hole with a pin or sewing needle. And rather than tape, I use very thin brass shims that can be gotten from...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-24-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,300
Posted By rtphotos
Oh, I should mention that my experience with the...

Oh, I should mention that my experience with the 135mm Sinaron and 152mm Kodak is with black and white. I haven't used color film with the crown graphic (yet). :)

rtphotos
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-24-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,300
Posted By rtphotos
tetrisattack, I know where you are coming from. ...

tetrisattack,

I know where you are coming from. A couple years back, I bought a crown graphic on ebay for a large-format photo class. The shutter bonked out on me shortly after purchase. Since I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-18-2005
Replies: 63
Views: 3,660
Posted By rtphotos
My M4 just returned from a visit to DAG for...

My M4 just returned from a visit to DAG for rangefinder adjustment. It travelled about 4000 miles on its return trip over 3 days and was received just fine. I assume that most of it were air miles!...
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