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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 799
Posted By 02Pilot
Posting this simply to help you keep your...

Posting this simply to help you keep your motivation up. Find the right one and you'll enjoy it every time you pick it up.


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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 799
Posted By 02Pilot
Of those two I'd go for the IIF/Elmar combo, but...

Of those two I'd go for the IIF/Elmar combo, but with the caveat that you may need to consider a CLA, especially if the curtains prove an issue. I'd argue that it's best to assume you will need to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 5 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By 02Pilot
Slightly the worse for wear. The first was some...

Slightly the worse for wear. The first was some sort of gardening shed, the second I'm guessing a small carpentry workshop, but I'm really not sure - both are on the same...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 688
Posted By 02Pilot
This one, primarily. It's a little nose-heavy,...

This one, primarily. It's a little nose-heavy, but otherwise a good match.

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Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 688
Posted By 02Pilot
I have and am quite fond of a Konishiroku Hexanon...

I have and am quite fond of a Konishiroku Hexanon 50/1.9 in LTM. It is capable of some very nice images; it is not, however, as inexpensive as the Konica SLR lenses. Note that these samples are...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By 02Pilot
Enlarger lens?

Enlarger lens?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,098
Views: 312,519
Posted By 02Pilot
Given that the last one was produced 44 years...

Given that the last one was produced 44 years ago, I'd say it does. That's a late US-spec car, 1974-6.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 864
Posted By 02Pilot
A new mirror and a new screen help a lot. They...

A new mirror and a new screen help a lot. They feel sort of delicate (especially the pop-up chimney) but they seem pretty robust in actual use. Mine came out of a thrift shop looking like someone had...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,018
Posted By 02Pilot
One of my preferred angles, so I've got quite a...

One of my preferred angles, so I've got quite a lot. Here's a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,098
Views: 312,519
Posted By 02Pilot
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 6,900
Posted By 02Pilot
Might be a wrap. Seem to be increasingly common,...

Might be a wrap. Seem to be increasingly common, and a lot cheaper and easier than paint. Either way, I hope it comes with safety glasses. Yipe.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By 02Pilot
Haven't used it on an M, but shot a fair bit with...

Haven't used it on an M, but shot a fair bit with mine. It's pretty consistent with the other modern(ish) Voigtlander lenses: sharp, good contrast, good handling. The front element is not recessed,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-26-2020
Replies: 39
Views: 2,509
Posted By 02Pilot
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-21-2020
Replies: 105
Views: 6,900
Posted By 02Pilot
It's a Chrysler Crossfire. There's a reason...

It's a Chrysler Crossfire. There's a reason they're not well-known. Actually several reasons.
Forum: RFF Polls 02-20-2020
Replies: 99
Views: 3,749
Posted By 02Pilot
Depends on how much I'm concerned about the...

Depends on how much I'm concerned about the overall size of the rig and what lens I'm working with. I've got hoods for most everything, but very few are always used - the CV 21/4 gets the giant...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-18-2020
Replies: 50
Views: 1,373
Posted By 02Pilot
50mm is my go-to, on a Barnack body with a SBOOI...

50mm is my go-to, on a Barnack body with a SBOOI finder. If I add a second, it's a 28mm on another Barnack, also with an external finder (usually the mini 28/35).
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-10-2020
Replies: 313
Views: 28,921
Posted By 02Pilot
Thanks very much.

Thanks very much.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-09-2020
Replies: 2,098
Views: 312,519
Posted By 02Pilot
https://filmosaur.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/9sep...

https://filmosaur.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/9sep2018-2-09_modified2_border_1024.jpg?w=303&h=212&zoom=2


One of a Bugatti series shot back in 2018 - more here...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 02-09-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 952
Posted By 02Pilot
And it's over. Thanks to all who participated....

And it's over. Thanks to all who participated. I'll be reaching out to our winner dfranklin and arranging to send the little Petri along.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-04-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By 02Pilot
The floorplate looks way too shiny, and the...

The floorplate looks way too shiny, and the finish of the latch does not appear to match the rest of the bare metal fittings.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-31-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 952
Posted By 02Pilot
The names of the photographers should be visible...

The names of the photographers should be visible above each photo, but if for some reason you're not seeing that, yes, they are listed in the order displayed.


Let me change the font color of the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2020
Replies: 1
Views: 560
Posted By 02Pilot
Voting is now open:...

Voting is now open: https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=170565
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-31-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 1,302
Posted By 02Pilot
Voting is now open:...

Voting is now open: https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=170565
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-31-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 952
Posted By 02Pilot
Petri Color 35 contest - Voting Thread

This took longer than I intended, but here we go.

First off, thanks to all who submitted photos in the contest thread (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=170463). Of these,...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-26-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 1,302
Posted By 02Pilot
Submissions are now closed. Thanks to all who...

Submissions are now closed. Thanks to all who participated. I will sort through the photos, make my selections, and start a new voting thread very soon. Stay tuned.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-24-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 1,302
Posted By 02Pilot
Thanks to all those who have already posted...

Thanks to all those who have already posted photos. Just a reminder that tomorrow is the last day for submissions, so if any of you have been procrastinating, now's the time!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-24-2020
Replies: 24
Views: 965
Posted By 02Pilot
I'm not familiar with that particular lens, but...

I'm not familiar with that particular lens, but if there aren't any notches on the front ring you usually need a rubber friction tool (hardware store drain plugs and rubber stoppers work fine).
Forum: Olympus RF 01-23-2020
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By 02Pilot
If you shoot with a hood you'll probably never...

If you shoot with a hood you'll probably never notice it except wide open in very specific lighting circumstances. I have a lens with a big ugly blotch of separation right smack in the middle and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-20-2020
Replies: 1
Views: 560
Posted By 02Pilot
In case you haven't seen it...

...there's a little contest over in the Scale Focus subforum in which you can win my little Petri Color 35; submissions accepted until Sat 25 Jan. All the details are...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-19-2020
Replies: 33
Views: 1,015
Posted By 02Pilot
How much speed do you need? The obvious choice...

How much speed do you need? The obvious choice here is an Elmar 50/3.5, which is a perfect fit and makes the camera that much more pocketable, but it is slow. Anything larger is going to have some...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-18-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 1,302
Posted By 02Pilot
Anybody want to win a Petri Color 35?

First a little background, then we'll get to the contest.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49404106266_6819dd14d6_c.jpg

A couple years ago, I bought this little Petri Color 35 right here on RFF....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-16-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 1,025
Posted By 02Pilot
I could use a Prontor SVS shutter. Doesn't matter...

I could use a Prontor SVS shutter. Doesn't matter if it's dirty or stuck; I just need one internal part to fix a broken unit.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-16-2020
Replies: 2,098
Views: 312,519
Posted By 02Pilot
Gulf Oil. Used from 67-69, IIRC. This of course...

Gulf Oil. Used from 67-69, IIRC. This of course is a modern incarnation.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 01-13-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By 02Pilot
I absolutely love the click-stop detents on the...

I absolutely love the click-stop detents on the focus ring. My Pen D3 is from the other end of the evolutionary spectrum, but the design is very similar in most respects. I really need to load it up...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-10-2020
Replies: 204
Views: 23,008
Posted By 02Pilot
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-10-2020
Replies: 204
Views: 23,008
Posted By 02Pilot
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-10-2020
Replies: 313
Views: 28,921
Posted By 02Pilot
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-10-2020
Replies: 313
Views: 28,921
Posted By 02Pilot
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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-03-2020
Replies: 49
Views: 1,704
Posted By 02Pilot
As others have said, it's totally dependent on...

As others have said, it's totally dependent on the look you want to achieve. FWIW, when I was in Arizona a few years ago I shot TriX with an orange filter everywhere (and a few rolls of Ektar in MF,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-29-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,550
Posted By 02Pilot
In my experience, cleaning the scanner internals...

In my experience, cleaning the scanner internals (especially the mirror) will likely get rid of the lines. Just a little rubbing alcohol and a dust-free applicator should do it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,588
Posted By 02Pilot
My choice of late has been the temperamental but...

My choice of late has been the temperamental but capable Minox 35. I prefer the arrangement and the lens to the XA line (I've got an XA2 and had an XA4). It's so light and unobtrusive that it can...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-24-2019
Replies: 2,098
Views: 312,519
Posted By 02Pilot
A somewhat newer SAAB in its natural...

A somewhat newer SAAB in its natural environment:


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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-22-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,109
Posted By 02Pilot
Yes, you'd want the barrel extended. I don't know...

Yes, you'd want the barrel extended. I don't know that I've ever mounted or removed a collapsible lens without extending the barrel, so I didn't think to mention it.


Come to think of it, the CRC...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-21-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,109
Posted By 02Pilot
WD-40 is not a penetrating oil. You want...

WD-40 is not a penetrating oil. You want something like Kroil or PBlaster, or better yet CRC Freeze-Off, which is a combination of penetrating oil and a rapidly evaporating carrier that quickly cools...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-04-2019
Replies: 2,098
Views: 312,519
Posted By 02Pilot
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-21-2019
Replies: 105
Views: 6,900
Posted By 02Pilot
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-21-2019
Replies: 1,038
Views: 197,847
Posted By 02Pilot
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-20-2019
Replies: 2,098
Views: 312,519
Posted By 02Pilot
Thanks. I've been on a bit of a hiatus from...

Thanks. I've been on a bit of a hiatus from photography. Just dipping a toe back in the water....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-17-2019
Replies: 2,098
Views: 312,519
Posted By 02Pilot
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Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-13-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 713
Posted By 02Pilot
I've got all of the lenses the OP mentioned...

I've got all of the lenses the OP mentioned except the Summicron. The Canon 1.9 and the Summar render somewhat similarly, while the Summitar is somewhat more refined (not a precise description,...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-24-2018
Replies: 118
Views: 6,326
Posted By 02Pilot
I'm not sure it qualifies since it's a fixed lens...

I'm not sure it qualifies since it's a fixed lens (on a box camera, no less), but I love the cemented doublet on my Ilford Craftsman. It's got a unique look that I've never found in another camera,...
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-09-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,327
Posted By 02Pilot
Cerium oxide is the proper material to polish it;...

Cerium oxide is the proper material to polish it; it's easily available online. Other stuff may work to remove the coating, but the scratches will not come out easily. When I rehabbed a badly...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-02-2018
Replies: 86
Views: 4,778
Posted By 02Pilot
I've seemingly got quite a lot of these sorts of...

I've seemingly got quite a lot of these sorts of shots, more than I realized. A...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-14-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By 02Pilot
For grinding, the easiest and least risky...

For grinding, the easiest and least risky approach is to screw the adapter into an appropriately-sized nut, clamp some vice grips on it or clamp it in a vice (depending on your preferred grinding...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-12-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 2,478
Posted By 02Pilot
That is a good deal. I've had this lens for a...

That is a good deal. I've had this lens for a while now and have been quite pleased with it; it's a great fit on a Barnack body.


Funny how several have complained about the price of 21mm finders in...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-12-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By 02Pilot
One of mine came with an old adapter that fit...

One of mine came with an old adapter that fit flush, but I don't know of any new production. The easiest solution is to sand/file/grind down the collar until it sits how you want it to.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-07-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,221
Posted By 02Pilot
This is the primary advantage of slower lenses,...

This is the primary advantage of slower lenses, at least in my mind. Sure, there are times when a faster lens offers additional flexibility, but if you know you're not going to be opening up beyond...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 06-06-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 16,627
Posted By 02Pilot
Here's a few from my...

Here's a few from my 35ML:


https://farm1.staticflickr.com/832/41977541452_b58567a160_c.jpg


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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-01-2018
Replies: 1,038
Views: 197,847
Posted By 02Pilot
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-29-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 3,408
Posted By 02Pilot
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-29-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 3,408
Posted By 02Pilot
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Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-25-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 2,376
Posted By 02Pilot
Mine did this quite severely when I got it. The...

Mine did this quite severely when I got it. The problem was a roughness that developed - probably from oxidation - on something in the film chamber. I want to say it was one of the blackened edges of...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-24-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 2,376
Posted By 02Pilot
I have an Ikoflex Ic that's a very nice camera to...

I have an Ikoflex Ic that's a very nice camera to use. The coated Tessar lens is really quite good, as you would expect. Mechanically, it's pretty simple and robust, though I did have to service mine...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-20-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By 02Pilot
Simple white glue. Unless you use your cameras in...

Simple white glue. Unless you use your cameras in the rain with alarming frequency, it's not going anywhere, it won't outgas, and if you need to remove it it's simple and easy.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-16-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By 02Pilot
No problem with the lens. None of the faster...

No problem with the lens. None of the faster collapsible lenses will collapse into the later (series V and up) Canon bodies, at least without tweaking the light baffles. f/3.5 collapsibles will...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 05-12-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 2,094
Posted By 02Pilot
In no small part due to this thread, I rattled...

In no small part due to this thread, I rattled off the following crotchety missive this morning: https://filmosaur.wordpress.com/2018/05/12/happy-little-photographs/
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 05-12-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 2,094
Posted By 02Pilot
I find it interesting that, given the...

I find it interesting that, given the unprecedented selection of tools available for the creation and creative interpretation of photographs, everyone seems to be making the same picture. This tends...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-11-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2,257
Posted By 02Pilot
Well, I don't know that I can give you a...

Well, I don't know that I can give you a definitive analysis, but my impression so far is that the Hexanon is rather unique compared with the others (well, the first two, as I have no experience with...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-11-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2,257
Posted By 02Pilot
FWIW, this is what my IIIg is wearing these...

FWIW, this is what my IIIg is wearing these days:

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/784/40103333854_44f5dcd8c4_c.jpg

Quite a lovely lens, but not necessarily cheap, and perhaps not fast enough for...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-10-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2,257
Posted By 02Pilot
How far are you pushing your film, and at what...

How far are you pushing your film, and at what apertures do you normally shoot? If you're going wide open after dark and want that kind of speed, there aren't a lot of choices. I love my Canon 50/1.5...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-10-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,085
Posted By 02Pilot
I don't recall specifically from this lens, but...

I don't recall specifically from this lens, but typically if there are no detents for a spanner, you'll need to use a rubber plug or stopper to twist the front ring off by friction. Be sure to find...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 05-08-2018
Replies: 133
Views: 37,536
Posted By 02Pilot
I'd love to find one cheap, but those days seem...

I'd love to find one cheap, but those days seem to have passed, even for those that are battered and bruised (which I don't mind at all).
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-08-2018
Replies: 405
Views: 46,179
Posted By 02Pilot
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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-04-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2,741
Posted By 02Pilot
I've passed through Kittery (and Wells) many...

I've passed through Kittery (and Wells) many times. We stay in Ogunquit a couple times a year, and every now and again in Portland. Don't worry, I'll be driving up from NY with all the film I need....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-04-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2,741
Posted By 02Pilot
Whereabouts are you in Maine, Charlie? I'm going...

Whereabouts are you in Maine, Charlie? I'm going to be up near Ellsworth in a couple weeks.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-04-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2,741
Posted By 02Pilot
I did Berlin last summer with only a IIIc, Elmar...

I did Berlin last summer with only a IIIc, Elmar 50/3.5, and lots of HP5+, so no, it's not nuts. Unless we both are, in which case it is.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-27-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,516
Posted By 02Pilot
My phrasing was insufficiently precise. A boring...

My phrasing was insufficiently precise. A boring photo will indeed always be a boring photo, but an otherwise interesting photo made with a boring lens is disappointing because I know it could have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-27-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,516
Posted By 02Pilot
I like lenses that don't actively annoy me in use...

I like lenses that don't actively annoy me in use and that produce interesting results. I dislike lenses that produce results that bore me.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-27-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 11,627
Posted By 02Pilot
I assume no responsibility for gear acquisitions....

I assume no responsibility for gear acquisitions. I'm just the messenger... :)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-27-2018
Replies: 399
Views: 58,041
Posted By 02Pilot
Thanks, and I'm glad you're enjoying the blog. It...

Thanks, and I'm glad you're enjoying the blog. It hasn't been as active as I might like lately, but hopefully I can find some time to add more to it soon.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-27-2018
Replies: 231
Views: 63,019
Posted By 02Pilot
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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-26-2018
Replies: 399
Views: 58,041
Posted By 02Pilot
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Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-26-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 11,627
Posted By 02Pilot
On most collapsible lenses the drag on the barrel...

On most collapsible lenses the drag on the barrel is created by a ring of felt inside the base. You would need to remove the barrel from the base, lift out the old worn felt, and replace it. I do...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-25-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 6,382
Posted By 02Pilot
Yashica...

Yashica J-Mini:

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-24-2018
Replies: 1,038
Views: 197,847
Posted By 02Pilot
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/857/40959685814_938...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/857/40959685814_9382741815_c.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-24-2018
Replies: 1,038
Views: 197,847
Posted By 02Pilot
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/901/40959431214_c5b...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/901/40959431214_c5b94295e4_c.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-22-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,718
Posted By 02Pilot
On RF, I've found the best setup for me is one of...

On RF, I've found the best setup for me is one of the Canon RF bodies with the auto-adjusting parallax viewfinder. I have the matching brightline VFs for 85, 100, and 135, so it's easy to switch as...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-22-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,718
Posted By 02Pilot
I've definitely used longer lenses for landscape...

I've definitely used longer lenses for landscape work, and have generally been happy with the results. Both the Elmar 90/4 and the Canon 100/3.5 are really good for this sort of thing, and both are...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-20-2018
Replies: 2,539
Views: 316,070
Posted By 02Pilot
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/867/27401981618_6f3...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/867/27401981618_6f3cb5db6f_c.jpg
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-20-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,131
Posted By 02Pilot
That could definitely be the source of the...

That could definitely be the source of the problem. It looks like that spring is needed to engage the advance mechanism.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-19-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,131
Posted By 02Pilot
If nothing else, try actuating the advance lever...

If nothing else, try actuating the advance lever and see if you can see anything under the bottom plate moving. It may give you a clue to something that's stuck, loose, or otherwise not right.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-19-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,131
Posted By 02Pilot
Unfortunately, there's not much to see there. The...

Unfortunately, there's not much to see there. The interlock is probably hidden, and without the camera in front of me it's hard to see how the pieces interact when moving.

Not that I think it will...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-18-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,131
Posted By 02Pilot
I haven't worked on a 35SP in a while - can you...

I haven't worked on a 35SP in a while - can you post a photo or two of the mechanism with the bottom plate removed?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-18-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,131
Posted By 02Pilot
It's very possible that the mechanism behind the...

It's very possible that the mechanism behind the button is still gummed up. I would still try a drop or two of Ronsonol on the button first. If that doesn't free it up you'll need to pull the bottom...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-18-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,131
Posted By 02Pilot
Off hand I'd suspect the rewind button is stuck,...

Off hand I'd suspect the rewind button is stuck, as this disengages the sprocket and take-up spool. Try a small drop of Ronsonol around the button and jiggle it. Cleaning the button and the area...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 04-13-2018
Replies: 2,428
Views: 359,531
Posted By 02Pilot
Found these two in a used book store and couldn't...

Found these two in a used book store and couldn't leave them there.

Rene Burri - Photographs (Phaidon, 2004)
Andre Kertesz - Jeu de Palme exhibition catalog (2010)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-10-2018
Replies: 81
Views: 4,607
Posted By 02Pilot
Not mine. My German car tastes run closer to...

Not mine. My German car tastes run closer to Munich than Wolfsburg.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/889/41320555682_82dd510742_c.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 04-08-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,847
Posted By 02Pilot
I own neither one, but assuming similar...

I own neither one, but assuming similar condition, Planar vs. Sonnar rendering is pretty different. Depends to some extent on what you want to do with it. Based on other Canon and Nikkor lenses I do...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-08-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,391
Posted By 02Pilot
GIMP is fantastic, but the learning curve is...

GIMP is fantastic, but the learning curve is steep. If you were on any other OS, I'd suggest Darktable, but it's not easily installed on Mac.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-06-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By 02Pilot
Yeah, forget the solvents and grab a hair dryer....

Yeah, forget the solvents and grab a hair dryer. If that doesn't do it, and you're desperate, I've used a soldering iron to apply more localized heat to the helicoid. Once it's apart, solvents for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-06-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,212
Posted By 02Pilot
I'm tempted, but I have trouble justifying it...

I'm tempted, but I have trouble justifying it when I know I can push HP5+ to 3200 with good results. I do like the grain in the TMax 3200, though.
Forum: Travel 04-06-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 4,275
Posted By 02Pilot
Thanks. That little car has been with me for over...

Thanks. That little car has been with me for over twenty years, including almost a decade of competition driving (it's heavily modified). Just waiting for the weather to warm up a bit to get it out...
Forum: Travel 04-05-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 4,275
Posted By 02Pilot
Daily driver (2009 BMW 128i...

Daily driver (2009 BMW 128i M-Sport):

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/866/41265449141_ab74e4e765_c.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4329/36226781636_c9abe450f6_c.jpg

Summer toy (1974 BMW...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 04-03-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,877
Posted By 02Pilot
Yes, this lens is working out very nicely thus...

Yes, this lens is working out very nicely thus far.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4772/39079193230_87405a74b0_c.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-03-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,250
Posted By 02Pilot
I've used several. The 28/35 is fantastic, but it...

I've used several. The 28/35 is fantastic, but it took me a long time to find one that didn't cost me a spare organ. A nice, if uncommon, alternative is the Komura piece. Very well made, nice...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-01-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 970
Posted By 02Pilot
Shoot it. I've got a Summar that had a quite...

Shoot it. I've got a Summar that had a quite literally opaque front element when I got it; polishing it up got rid of the worst of the damage, but it's far from perfect. A deep hood will help, but...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-30-2018
Replies: 103
Views: 3,249
Posted By 02Pilot
FYI, if it's of interest I've got a 21mm...

FYI, if it's of interest I've got a 21mm viewfinder in the classifieds right now. Sometimes you can find lenses without finders for a good bit cheaper than the lens and finder kit (that's how I got...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-26-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,144
Posted By 02Pilot
A couple things to add to the discussion: - At...

A couple things to add to the discussion:

- At least the center section looks to be aluminum alloy, not chromed brass. I can't say for sure obviously, but look closely at the taper at the top of...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-22-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By 02Pilot
I never found it distracting, but I know some do....

I never found it distracting, but I know some do. They're pretty widely separated, so it would be hard to mistake one for another. The other complaint is that the 35mm frame is hard to see for some,...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-22-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By 02Pilot
Just to be clear, the only difference in size is...

Just to be clear, the only difference in size is the thickness of the baseplate. The VI-series bodies are otherwise virtually identical in size to the P (I have a VI-L and a P, though the VI-L is...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-22-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By 02Pilot
Two major factors: viewfinder and winding...

Two major factors: viewfinder and winding mechanism. The VI viewfinder is 1:1 for 50 & 100, not so for 35 (35 has no framelines), and has magnification; the P is 1:1 for all in a combined finder with...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-20-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,326
Posted By 02Pilot
I have one and I like it, though I really haven't...

I have one and I like it, though I really haven't used it a lot because a) 35mm is not my preferred focal length in most situations, and b) once I got my Hexar AF I tend to gravitate toward it over...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-20-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 2,253
Posted By 02Pilot
If you're buying through eBay, consider camera &...

If you're buying through eBay, consider camera & lens kits - sometimes better deals can be found on these over just the body alone.

I really like my IIIg, but I also waited quite a while to find a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 03-19-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,877
Posted By 02Pilot
It is pretty, isn't it? Nice to use, too. I'm...

It is pretty, isn't it? Nice to use, too. I'm quite pleased with it.

I never had a Summicron, so I can't comment on the specific comparison, but given the reputation of the Leitz lens, it sounds...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 03-19-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,877
Posted By 02Pilot
A few scratches shouldn't make much, if any,...

A few scratches shouldn't make much, if any, difference. The Hexanon takes 40.5mm filters, which means that hoods are readily available.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 03-18-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,877
Posted By 02Pilot
And for anyone interested or coming upon this...

And for anyone interested or coming upon this thread in the future, a sample from the Hexanon.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/800/26016604277_2c1c7abb93_c.jpg
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-17-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,095
Posted By 02Pilot
Unless you can find a pre-cut cover specific to...

Unless you can find a pre-cut cover specific to that model, it can be quite tricky to get a nice clean fit. You might consider just using a little liquid electrical tape to fill in those areas.
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-14-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,688
Posted By 02Pilot
Nice to see prices on the X-E2 coming down. I'm...

Nice to see prices on the X-E2 coming down. I'm perfectly happy with my X-E1, but since I shoot JPEG exclusively, I'd really like the Classic Chrome film simulation.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 03-14-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,877
Posted By 02Pilot
It has arrived. Got it mounted on my IIIg and...

It has arrived. Got it mounted on my IIIg and loaded with FP4+ so I can concentrate on wider apertures during the test roll.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/784/40103333854_44f5dcd8c4_c.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 03-13-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,877
Posted By 02Pilot
I'm pleased to hear that. I tend to use lens...

I'm pleased to hear that. I tend to use lens hoods on most lenses, but it's nice to know that the lens is well-controlled.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-13-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 7,227
Posted By 02Pilot
The aperture problem may just be an issue with...

The aperture problem may just be an issue with the dial. Have you pulled the top plate off to investigate?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 03-09-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,877
Posted By 02Pilot
My curiosity got the best of me; a (hopefully)...

My curiosity got the best of me; a (hopefully) nice example of the 50/1.9 is on its way to me. I'm hoping it lives up to expectations.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 03-09-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,877
Posted By 02Pilot
I doubt it. The 48/2 I have is nicely sharp for a...

I doubt it. The 48/2 I have is nicely sharp for a 50s lens, but I doubt it would be comparable to the much more modern 50/2.4. I'm more interested in it for the out-of-focus rendering, which...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 03-09-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,877
Posted By 02Pilot
Thanks for that. I found a similar block diagram,...

Thanks for that. I found a similar block diagram, but I hadn't associated it with the Ultron design. I also found a mention on one of the wikis that said this lens was substantially similar to the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 03-08-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,877
Posted By 02Pilot
I like the idea of the IIIa, but I already have...

I like the idea of the IIIa, but I already have the III, which is great apart from the small viewfinder, and which I am not selling because it was my grandfather's. I find I tend to prefer using my...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-07-2018
Replies: 405
Views: 46,179
Posted By 02Pilot
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4667/25906784078_d9...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4667/25906784078_d93c870c90_c.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-07-2018
Replies: 405
Views: 46,179
Posted By 02Pilot
That's a great, atmospheric shot, Helen. Very...

That's a great, atmospheric shot, Helen. Very nicely done.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 03-07-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,877
Posted By 02Pilot
Hexanon 50/1.9?

As I'm clearly not completely cured of my lust for a Konica LTM lens (see my thread on the 50/2.4 from a few weeks ago), I'm now back to ask about the older 50/1.9. I have a Konica III with the 48/2,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-07-2018
Replies: 231
Views: 63,019
Posted By 02Pilot
Lynn, I think it's definitely worth a shot. Use...

Lynn, I think it's definitely worth a shot. Use pure cerium oxide powder and cotton swabs dampened in water. I worked in small circles, always moving around the surface and periodically reversing,...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-06-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,309
Posted By 02Pilot
Yep, you nailed the locations. Too early for...

Yep, you nailed the locations. Too early for noodles when I made my way through Chinatown. Had a bite and a beer at Fanelli Cafe on Prince and Mercer.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-05-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,309
Posted By 02Pilot
Thank you both. Yes, much is changing, both in...

Thank you both. Yes, much is changing, both in Little Italy/Chinatown and elsewhere. The building on the West Side is proceeding at an astonishing pace.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-04-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,309
Posted By 02Pilot
Thanks for all the comments. I'm pleased that...

Thanks for all the comments. I'm pleased that others have enjoyed seeing these photos. It's always interesting to hear how others see one's own work, especially from the other NYC photographers who...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-02-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,309
Posted By 02Pilot
Thanks. NYC is a great subject, but one that's...

Thanks. NYC is a great subject, but one that's not always easy to get a new perspective on. Capturing something a little different is always in my mind when I'm in the city.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-02-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,309
Posted By 02Pilot
Thanks, folks. James, I shot four rolls in my...

Thanks, folks. James, I shot four rolls in my travels, so I averaged one shot every two minutes.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-02-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,309
Posted By 02Pilot
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4715/25703476697_be...

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Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-02-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,309
Posted By 02Pilot
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4749/39679202755_b7...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4749/39679202755_b761a3f3b1_c.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4619/39679202645_38e5962dac_c.jpg

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Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-02-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,309
Posted By 02Pilot
NYC in five hours and ten miles

Time to get into the city has been short lately, so when I had a few hours recently I jumped on an early train, took the subway to lower Manhattan, and started walking. In the five hours I had before...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-26-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2,917
Posted By 02Pilot
OK, I'll play. 1: Summitar 50/2. Great...

OK, I'll play.

1: Summitar 50/2. Great character, fast enough for all-purpose use.
2: Elmar 50/3.5. Love the look, ergonomics less so, but oh so compact.
3: Canon 50/1.5. Glorious Sonnar...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-24-2018
Replies: 173
Views: 13,794
Posted By 02Pilot
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4728/39477476802_11...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4728/39477476802_111e5c8279_c.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,102
Posted By 02Pilot
I've had hoods that vignetted wide open but not...

I've had hoods that vignetted wide open but not at smaller apertures (at least not visibly). If you test at minimum aperture you may be surprised later. Blur is irrelevant - the question is whether...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,102
Posted By 02Pilot
There's no way to make any useful blanket...

There's no way to make any useful blanket statement since the hood itself remains a variable. You just need to get some and test them. The single frame test is good, but be sure to do it against a...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-21-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 7,227
Posted By 02Pilot
Thanks for that. Since they're so cheap, I may...

Thanks for that. Since they're so cheap, I may order a few of those just to have around in case I need to attempt the repair.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-20-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,471
Posted By 02Pilot
Yeah, if the blades are out and dry, then just...

Yeah, if the blades are out and dry, then just flush it, blow it out, and call it done. Personally, I'd rub the blades with powdered graphite before reinstalling, but that's just my preference.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 2,973
Posted By 02Pilot
I was given about a dozen rolls (mixed, mostly...

I was given about a dozen rolls (mixed, mostly Velvia 50/100 and Ektachrome 100) a year or so ago, so I've shot a few. It's fun, and I had them mounted in case I ever want to project them, but...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-20-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,471
Posted By 02Pilot
OK, that's what I suspected. You've got to go in...

OK, that's what I suspected. You've got to go in through the front. Looks like you've got the front optical group out. I can't tell from that photo exactly how to proceed next, but basically you need...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-20-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,471
Posted By 02Pilot
What does the other side of the shutter look...

What does the other side of the shutter look like?

If it's non-accessible, just flush with naptha (not alcohol), blow out with hand blower, gently clean glass (can you get the lens elements apart?...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-20-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,102
Posted By 02Pilot
A hood for a normal lens is likely to cause some...

A hood for a normal lens is likely to cause some vignetting on a wide, but there are too many variables to say there is any hard and fast rule. You just want a relatively wide, relatively shallow...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-20-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,471
Posted By 02Pilot
Eh? The only reason you wouldn't have access is...

Eh? The only reason you wouldn't have access is if you haven't gone that far with disassembly. Assuming you haven't, and you don't want to, then forget about lubrication and just flush with...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-20-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,471
Posted By 02Pilot
You don't want oil in the vast majority of the...

You don't want oil in the vast majority of the shutter mechanism. You need to flush with solvent - Ronsonol, naptha, kerosene - and get that oil out of there. Gently blow dry to get any grit or...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-16-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,250
Posted By 02Pilot
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/756/31714354044_68e...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/756/31714354044_68e3fa1570_c.jpg
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-13-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 795
Posted By 02Pilot
I'm not too far from Poughkeepsie, so I'll try to...

I'm not too far from Poughkeepsie, so I'll try to make it over to the show. Thanks for the heads-up, and nice work.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-13-2018
Replies: 218
Views: 7,398
Posted By 02Pilot
Fair points, but is anyone participating on this...

Fair points, but is anyone participating on this forum doing so because they are primarily engaged in and wish to discuss satellite, x-ray, or insurance documentary photography? The sort of...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-13-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By 02Pilot
I was going by my experience with the Nikon 28mm...

I was going by my experience with the Nikon 28mm finder, so the variation you describe is not surprising. I've seen more than a few external finders that were a little off seemingly from the factory...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-13-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By 02Pilot
Unscrew the front trim ring (it may be tight)....

Unscrew the front trim ring (it may be tight). Underneath you should see three grub screws equidistant around the perimeter of the front element. Loosen, adjust the glass until the mask is straight,...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-12-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 812
Posted By 02Pilot
This is with a first generation 531/2 with an...

This is with a first generation 531/2 with an uncoated 105/4.5 Tessar. Either f/22 or f/32, I don't recall. I don't shoot much with a tripod, but after seeing the difference in results with this...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2018
Replies: 218
Views: 7,398
Posted By 02Pilot
I'm finding this whole discussion fascinating....

I'm finding this whole discussion fascinating. The idea that photography isn't art baffles me a bit; art is personal expression, photography is personal expression, so how is photography not art?...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2018
Replies: 218
Views: 7,398
Posted By 02Pilot
My experience with two photography groups -...

My experience with two photography groups - primarily the salon I mentioned above as well as another group that's just starting up - is that photographers who want serious critique will explain...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2018
Replies: 218
Views: 7,398
Posted By 02Pilot
Sadly, I've mostly given up on the internet for...

Sadly, I've mostly given up on the internet for meaningful photo discussion. I attend a monthly photo salon at a (semi-)local photography institute where it's prints only, rigidly time-controlled,...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-09-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,426
Posted By 02Pilot
This is a good point. I've probably taken more...

This is a good point. I've probably taken more successful landscape shots with my Elmar 90/4 or Canon 100/3.5 than I have with wides.
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-08-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,426
Posted By 02Pilot
Agreed that the Elmar 50/3.5 and Summitar are...

Agreed that the Elmar 50/3.5 and Summitar are both good choices. I shot my Berlin series exclusively with a coated Elmar; everything was pushed to 1600, so apertures were small in most cases. I also...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-07-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 4,135
Posted By 02Pilot
I've got a few of...

I've got a few of these:

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5749/21970196482_0a679def31_c.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4704/26263942878_1083eda291_c.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-04-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 2,346
Posted By 02Pilot
It does look a lot more appropriate on that M2. I...

It does look a lot more appropriate on that M2. I can feel the compulsive need receding. Ah well, probably ends up saving me some money in any case. Now if I can just back away from the 35/2 I'll be...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 2,049
Posted By 02Pilot
Homebrewed Caffenol. Standard dev is C-H(RS) for...

Homebrewed Caffenol. Standard dev is C-H(RS) for [email protected], 1min agitations, +2 push is C-L for [email protected], stand w/two turns at 35min.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-03-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 2,346
Posted By 02Pilot
Nice samples. I love the look, but as noted...

Nice samples. I love the look, but as noted above, I'm questioning whether the size might be too large for my preferences. Since I'd be using it on a Barnack body of one sort or another most of the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-03-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 2,346
Posted By 02Pilot
Yeah, this is a little disproportionate. I was...

Yeah, this is a little disproportionate. I was thinking it might be a good match for my IIIg, but this is making me reconsider. If the 35/2 is a better fit that may move up the list, even though I'm...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 2,049
Posted By 02Pilot
I've never noticed this. I find HP5+ to have very...

I've never noticed this. I find HP5+ to have very little grain when scanned, even when pushed a couple stops. Here's one processed...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-03-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,962
Posted By 02Pilot
I don't know the camera, and I haven't been able...

I don't know the camera, and I haven't been able to find much if any info on fixing it. Are you planning to open it up and try some basic diagnostics? It may be something relatively simple. I brought...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-03-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 2,346
Posted By 02Pilot
Just so I'm clear, you mean the base of the lens...

Just so I'm clear, you mean the base of the lens where it contacts the body actually overhangs the baseplate on a Barnack? That would be most irritating, and might be a deal-breaker.

If I want to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-03-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 2,346
Posted By 02Pilot
The 50/3.5 is actually where I started browsing...

The 50/3.5 is actually where I started browsing LTM Konica lenses. That search led me to the 50/2.4. I'm sure the 3.5 is nice, and I wouldn't be surprised if I ended up with one at some point, but...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-03-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 2,346
Posted By 02Pilot
Thanks for the links. The last one does have some...

Thanks for the links. The last one does have some nice photos, which only makes my obsession stronger.

I'm surprised there aren't more comments from users here - it usually seems like, no matter how...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-02-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 2,346
Posted By 02Pilot
Konica 50/2.4 LTM?

At the risk of falling victim to a bunch of enablers, I'm having a mild attack of compulsive need for a Konica 50/2.4. I blame my Hexar AF for this; the more I look at the photos it produces, the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-31-2018
Replies: 336
Views: 55,050
Posted By 02Pilot
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4640/24467886797_cf...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4640/24467886797_cff87c0b09_c.jpg
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-28-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 3,090
Posted By 02Pilot
I have an automatic backup that runs once a day....

I have an automatic backup that runs once a day. My drives are filling up (1TB each), so I need to get some larger ones and transition everything over. Offsite and/or cloud storage are a good idea,...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-26-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 2,319
Posted By 02Pilot
My GF got one through the Kickstarter. Be...

My GF got one through the Kickstarter. Be advised: the rear door latch is a weak design, held in place by a couple of tiny plastic tabs molded into the latch. It snapped off the first time she closed...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-24-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 2,049
Posted By 02Pilot
FWIW, I've found HP5+ to be astonishingly low...

FWIW, I've found HP5+ to be astonishingly low grain in Caffenol-C-H(RS). Being a homebrew developer it may not be something you're interested in, but it can work well with this film. I can post...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-24-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 7,227
Posted By 02Pilot
It would be great if we could identify the...

It would be great if we could identify the specific replacement part that fits the Hexar AF. Mine is working OK at the moment, but I'd certainly rather fix the problem than just put a Band-aid on it.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-21-2018
Replies: 1,038
Views: 197,847
Posted By 02Pilot
Yep, we were there in late May/early June of last...

Yep, we were there in late May/early June of last year. We really enjoyed the train, and the area in general (stayed in Durango and Ouray).
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-20-2018
Replies: 1,038
Views: 197,847
Posted By 02Pilot
Doug, as soon as I saw your last photo I knew the...

Doug, as soon as I saw your last photo I knew the scene looked quite familiar.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4699/28028538189_d1d9ee730c_c.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-16-2018
Replies: 423
Views: 73,762
Posted By 02Pilot
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4708/27946876069_5c...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4708/27946876069_5c222b8df4_c.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-10-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 72,395
Posted By 02Pilot
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4598/39507770891_46...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4598/39507770891_460a7704fb_c.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4727/39477476722_cf103f7e45_c.jpg
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-08-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,665
Posted By 02Pilot
How does the cost factor against the risk, the...

How does the cost factor against the risk, the reward, and available resources? I'll take a shot at almost anything if the cost doesn't stretch available resources, but the probability of failure and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-08-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 2,385
Posted By 02Pilot
Yeah, it's simple and fairly straightforward. One...

Yeah, it's simple and fairly straightforward. One plus of the Sonnar design is relatively few groups, so there isn't much that can get confused on reassembly. One thing to note is that I have seen...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-06-2018
Replies: 111
Views: 55,898
Posted By 02Pilot
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4739/39514136842_10...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4739/39514136842_10a7bd57e2_c.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4729/38834863644_32be731e34_c.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-04-2018
Replies: 173
Views: 13,794
Posted By 02Pilot
Arlington National...

Arlington National Cemetery:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4728/39477476802_111e5c8279_c.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-04-2018
Replies: 85
Views: 10,432
Posted By 02Pilot
Outside the National Portrait...

Outside the National Portrait Gallery:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4727/39477476722_cf103f7e45_c.jpg

Inside the Smithsonian Air & Space...
Forum: Travel 12-27-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 905
Posted By 02Pilot
Thanks folks. I'll definitely hit the Multiple...

Thanks folks. I'll definitely hit the Multiple Exposures Gallery, as the Torpedo Factory is just down the road. Should be able to get to one or possibly two of the ones in DC as well.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-27-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,781
Posted By 02Pilot
Frame loose.

Frame loose.
Forum: Travel 12-26-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 905
Posted By 02Pilot
Washington DC photo museums/galleries?

Going to be down in the DC area (staying in Alexandria) for a few days. Aside from the Leica Shop gallery (which I intend to check out), I'm rather ignorant of museums and galleries specializing in...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-23-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 3,394
Posted By 02Pilot
Yep. I'd been eyeing it for a while, then a...

Yep. I'd been eyeing it for a while, then a coupon came along (20% on lenses, IIRC) and I couldn't resist any longer. I already had the matching Nikkor...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-23-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 3,394
Posted By 02Pilot
Normally they are priced somewhat higher than the...

Normally they are priced somewhat higher than the Canons, though I've seen the Canon 2.8 sell up in the mid-$400s, which is about where the Nikkors usually are. I got lucky with one that was...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-23-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 3,394
Posted By 02Pilot
I had the Canon 28/3.5, and currently have the...

I had the Canon 28/3.5, and currently have the Canon 28/2.8 along with one not on your list, the Nikkor 28/3.5.

Both Canons have what I would consider medium contrast; certainly low in comparison to...
Forum: Foca Cameras 12-23-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 3,570
Posted By 02Pilot
I'd imagine servicing is going to be an exercise...

I'd imagine servicing is going to be an exercise in experimentation, but it's a focal plane shutter, and those are fairly straightforward regardless of who made them. Get inside, take lots of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-20-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,988
Posted By 02Pilot
Soviet lens might work, but most of their threads...

Soviet lens might work, but most of their threads are machined into a larger body part. I'd first try an LTM body cap as a source, cutting off or machining out the unnecessary portion.

The other...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-19-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,988
Posted By 02Pilot
You want much more directed heat. As noted,...

You want much more directed heat. As noted, baking is likely to destroy the finish on what remains. Try a soldering iron or a heat gun.

That said, that's a lot of work for a lens that you can easily...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-13-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 4,520
Posted By 02Pilot
The car - from memory, which isn't what it used...

The car - from memory, which isn't what it used to be - is a 1914(?) Mercedes purpose-built grand prix race car. Very rarely seen, it was part of a Mercedes race car display at the Lime Rock...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-13-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 10,108
Posted By 02Pilot
All of these examples are wide open. Nikkor...

All of these examples are wide open.

Nikkor 85/2:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4189/33928059660_8ce4770a52_c.jpg

Beat-up Summar that I resurrected with cerium oxide...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-12-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 858
Posted By 02Pilot
Depends how you want to use the camera, and with...

Depends how you want to use the camera, and with what film. I haven't found it to be a major issue, but I haven't really used it with fast film in bright conditions much either. An ND filter, as...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-12-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,089
Posted By 02Pilot
I think if I was going to undertake such a...

I think if I was going to undertake such a project on a cheap, broken camera, I'd be inclined to reuse as much as I could, modifying it as I go. This approach would be easier on a pre-IIIc model, of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-04-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,410
Posted By 02Pilot
Could be just the wind knob, or it could be...

Could be just the wind knob, or it could be something it's connected to. If it happened that suddenly I'd suspect either debris or something broke, rather than just a lubrication issue. Is it stiff...
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