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Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-25-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,014
Posted By Kirbot
I was hoping there might be some sort of standard...

I was hoping there might be some sort of standard most of the manufacturers followed, but presumably not.

It seemed like a long shot in my head.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-25-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,014
Posted By Kirbot
Swapping a lens. Is it possible?

So, I have a Rolleiflex with a 3.5 tessar lens, that's scratched beyond usability. Lots of flair and ghosting.


I've been watching for a parts body, but it seems like they ALL have a lot of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-10-2016
Replies: 2,741
Views: 807,854
Posted By Kirbot
http://i.imgur.com/XpqTAXj.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/XpqTAXj.jpg
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-05-2015
Replies: 1,216
Views: 434,451
Posted By Kirbot
These aren't technically from a Rangefinder.... ...

These aren't technically from a Rangefinder.... Just a guess focus folder.
But, it's been a while since I've posted anything, and a I don't currently actually own any RFs...
So hopefully my...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-15-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,296
Posted By Kirbot
Sounds fairly unanimous then. I'll let it sit for...

Sounds fairly unanimous then.
I'll let it sit for a while and then see if I can get the price way down.
I know they're willing to work with the prices at least a little bit. I just bought a vintage...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-15-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,236
Posted By Kirbot
Since nobody mentioned it yet, how about using a...

Since nobody mentioned it yet, how about using a Zorki 1 if the Leica style really appeals to you?
For practice, if nothing else.

I'd hate to see a real Leica destroyed in the name of a failed...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-14-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,296
Posted By Kirbot
The curtains looked good, but I didn't check them...

The curtains looked good, but I didn't check them with a flashlight.
I'll do that, and check the range finder next time i'm in the area. (next week, probably)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-14-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,296
Posted By Kirbot
Keeping it is certainly a possibility... at least...

Keeping it is certainly a possibility... at least if business picks up and I can spare the cash.
I had a Zorki 1 a couple years ago, and I've been lusting after a Leica ever since.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-14-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,296
Posted By Kirbot
Checking out an antique store find IIIf

So, I saw a Leica IIIf in an antique store today. The good.... it's $200 with a lens
A 5cm F2 Summicron.

The bad is... There seems to be some minor fungus starting on the rear element. It...
Forum: Off Topic 09-07-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 784
Posted By Kirbot
Bigger, chunky vintage looking frames something...

Bigger, chunky vintage looking frames something like #2 have been "in" for a little while now.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-30-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 3,804
Posted By Kirbot
I absolutely adore my 500cm. I just grabbed...

I absolutely adore my 500cm. I just grabbed this shot of Gov. Chris Christie at the boardwalk with mine today

http://imageshack.com/scaled/large/845/q7fg.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-23-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 3,307
Posted By Kirbot
The D7000 definitely isn't out of the question. I...

The D7000 definitely isn't out of the question. I will try to handle them both before I decide.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-22-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 3,307
Posted By Kirbot
I'm really leaning towards going with the D3200...

I'm really leaning towards going with the D3200 now.
I know I'll miss the build quality and extra buttons on the D200, but I think it'll be worth it.
I've noticed a LOT of shadow noise in some of my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-21-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 3,307
Posted By Kirbot
Should I update? D200 to D3200

So, I picked up a used D200 about a year back, and I've really been enjoying it.
I've been using a 16-85 lens on it, and it's really impressed me.

Lately though, I've been thinking about upgrading,...
Forum: Off Topic 08-19-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 340
Posted By Kirbot
Planning a trip! Looking for picture challenges/requests/destinations!

So... For a long time, I've always thought it would be fun to have a slice of New York style cheese cake for breakfast in NYC, a Philly cheese steak in Philadelphia for lunch, and a slice of New...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-18-2013
Replies: 193
Views: 36,162
Posted By Kirbot
I wouldn't call it the best, BUT the Nikon N90s...

I wouldn't call it the best, BUT the Nikon N90s is a great, solid camera.
It does everything you need, reliably, and cheaply.

I think I paid about $25 for mine.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-18-2013
Replies: 202
Views: 38,576
Posted By Kirbot
http://imageshack.com/scaled/large/138/0va9.jpg

http://imageshack.com/scaled/large/138/0va9.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-18-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 3,395
Posted By Kirbot
I know it's an old thread, but it anybody else...

I know it's an old thread, but it anybody else using one of these adapters?
I've got an 80mm C and a 50mm CF, so I want to pick one up sometime.
Forum: RFF Polls 08-16-2013
Replies: 610
Views: 112,141
Posted By Kirbot
Fisher Price! Don't still have mine, but some day...

Fisher Price!
Don't still have mine, but some day I'll probably replace it, just for fun.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-15-2013
Replies: 67
Views: 8,667
Posted By Kirbot
Out of curiosity, if you want accurate colors,...

Out of curiosity, if you want accurate colors, and fade resistance, what could possibly draw you to shoot instant film to begin with?

Impossible film is fun to mess around with. Not as "good" as...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-09-2013
Replies: 78
Views: 4,817
Posted By Kirbot
http://www.keh.com/camera/Nikon-Digital-Camera-Out...

http://www.keh.com/camera/Nikon-Digital-Camera-Outfits/1/sku-DN01999126744X?r=FE

plus

http://www.keh.com/camera/Nikon-Digital-Zoom-Lenses/1/sku-DN07999098794J?r=FE

Sell the kit lens for 70 bucks...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-07-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 2,584
Posted By Kirbot
Those are exactly the two I was thinking. All the...

Those are exactly the two I was thinking.
All the pictures are very good, but those two stood out to me.
The black and white grasshopper would be my 3rd choice.

The lighthouse is nice, but compared...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-19-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 7,798
Posted By Kirbot
I'm glad I choose Tmax 400 over the Fuji stuff a...

I'm glad I choose Tmax 400 over the Fuji stuff a few months ago when I was deciding what new 400 speed to try, and hopefully settle on...

I can't say any fuji film will be sorely missed by me, but...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-18-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 4,507
Posted By Kirbot
:D I'm going to have to remember that! I'll...

:D

I'm going to have to remember that!
I'll give my sexual filters a real try on my Hasselblad after I get them next week.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-17-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 6,098
Posted By Kirbot
Unless you're attached to the 6x6 format, I'd...

Unless you're attached to the 6x6 format, I'd pick up an adapter to use the lenses on a Mamiya M645.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-17-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 4,507
Posted By Kirbot
In case anybody is watching, I did some test...

In case anybody is watching, I did some test shots and it seems OK. I ordered the wrong size by accident, but I used in on my DSLR and it looks good.

Ordered 3 more 67mm filters to try. All...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-09-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,094
Posted By Kirbot
I went with the used 3030.... And I love...

I went with the used 3030.... And I love it!
Solid metal construction, and it uses the modern Manfrotto QR plates, so I can interchange them with the monopod head I want to pick up next.
Forum: Film vs Digital 07-09-2013
Replies: 95
Views: 27,913
Posted By Kirbot
Far as I'm concerned, this is one of the most...

Far as I'm concerned, this is one of the most amusing and entertaining threads I've read on this forum yet. :D

Film, btw, is the answer.
Although I've met many a girl who didn't even take notice of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-05-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 975
Posted By Kirbot
Photo/developing critique? First time with Tmax 400

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this... but I was hoping to get some input on this. I'm still fairly new to B&W film, and this is my very first roll of Tmax 400.

This is just a...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-04-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,170
Posted By Kirbot
I would go for a Metz without a second thought. ...

I would go for a Metz without a second thought. I had one for a while, and liked it, but I replaced it with a shoemount flash, since I was using it with a regular SLR.

Keh has one now for $109....
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-03-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,094
Posted By Kirbot
Yeah, I saw that about the 804. B&H has a used...

Yeah, I saw that about the 804.

B&H has a used 3030 for $43. How about between that and the 3047?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-03-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,094
Posted By Kirbot
Which budget tripod head to get? Manfrotto vs a used Bogen

I've been putting off getting a head for my Bogen legs for a while now. I think I've finally gotten it narrowed down to either a new Manfrotto 804RC2, or a used Bogen 3047.

Both are in budget, both...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-02-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 11,060
Posted By Kirbot
Now THAT would suck. I just bought a few boxes...

Now THAT would suck. I just bought a few boxes to try out, and I'm expecting to settle on it as my standard B&W film.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-01-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 4,507
Posted By Kirbot
Just got the filter today. The build quality...

Just got the filter today. The build quality looks pretty nice, but I didn't get a chance to try it out yet. I'll post some sample pics when I do.

It's looks pretty nice for 6 bucks...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-29-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By Kirbot
By all means, bring a few cameras! I just didn't...

By all means, bring a few cameras! I just didn't want to have to carry too much all day! Of course.... I ended up with a HEAVY backpack full of print developer, D76, stop bath, film and a bunch...
Forum: Olympus RF 06-29-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,315
Posted By Kirbot
It might take some experimenting, but I wouldn't...

It might take some experimenting, but I wouldn't call it hard. Between a good pair of pliers, and maybe a hammer, it shouldn't give you too much trouble.

Might sound crazy, but I actually shot the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-29-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 3,243
Posted By Kirbot
That DEFINITELY does not look good. I don't know...

That DEFINITELY does not look good.
I don't know what they did to that poor lens, but it certainly doesn't look like a CLA....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-29-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By Kirbot
I also highly suggest hopping on the subway and...

I also highly suggest hopping on the subway and head into Queens to flushing meadows park, the home of the 1939 and 1965 New York world's fair.

The Unisphere is truly a sight to behold. It's 5...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-29-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By Kirbot
Last time I was in the city, I took one camera...

Last time I was in the city, I took one camera and one type of film, Tri X

If you want color, I really couldn't suggest Ektar. I know some people manage to get good skin tones out of it, but I've...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-29-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 3,209
Posted By Kirbot
I don't even own a working range finder camera...

I don't even own a working range finder camera anymore, but this is still my favorite camera/photography forum for just that reason.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-28-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 3,057
Posted By Kirbot
My eyes!!! They burn!!!!!

My eyes!!!

They burn!!!!!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-28-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 20,580
Posted By Kirbot
I swore off Foma a while ago, because of the curl...

I swore off Foma a while ago, because of the curl (in 120) and the QC issues, BUT.

I still love the look of the 100 speed variety so much that I just ordered some more... It just has such a smooth...
Forum: Olympus RF 06-26-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,315
Posted By Kirbot
As far as I know, Wein cells are nothing but...

As far as I know, Wein cells are nothing but overpriced hearing aid batteries with an adapter ring.

I got an old wein cell with one of my cameras, so I just pried the metal ring adapter off, and I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-26-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 3,209
Posted By Kirbot
Lets see... I've owned and used... D200...

Lets see...

I've owned and used...
D200 DSLR
Cheap point and shoot digital
Android phone (that I got a few of my favorite shots with)
120 TLR
120 SLR
120 folder
35mm manual SLR
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-26-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 4,507
Posted By Kirbot
That's kind of my line of thought. I just ordered...

That's kind of my line of thought.
I just ordered a green one, since I don't think I've ever used that color in my other sizes. If I'm not too happy with it, I'll just hang on to it for that one...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-26-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 4,507
Posted By Kirbot
Anybody use Goja brand filters?

I was looking for some colored filters for black and white film and stumbled on Goja on amazon....
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-23-2013
Replies: 350
Views: 33,704
Posted By Kirbot
I'd have to start with an M3 with a selection of...

I'd have to start with an M3 with a selection of lenses.
After that, I'd get a full range of lenses for my Hasselblad (I only have the 80mm), then a D800, and a 80-200 f2.8.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-18-2013
Replies: 79
Views: 9,202
Posted By Kirbot
These things just makes me queasy for some...

These things just makes me queasy for some reason...
http://mattsclassiccameras.com/images/kiev_60-2.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-14-2013
Replies: 2,741
Views: 807,854
Posted By Kirbot
http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2013/142/0/1/has...

http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2013/142/0/1/hasselblad_500cm_by_kirbotc-d667ycx.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-06-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,227
Posted By Kirbot
Yeah it's FP4, I must have had a brainfart with...

Yeah it's FP4, I must have had a brainfart with the title!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-05-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,227
Posted By Kirbot
How old is too old? FP4 from 2008

Somebody has a bunch of fp4 bulk rolls on ebay pretty cheap. He says it's been stored in a cool room, but not frozen. I'm sure the film will still work fine, but do you think I'd see any...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-29-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 3,136
Posted By Kirbot
I just got my darkroom set up in the basement a...

I just got my darkroom set up in the basement a few weeks ago. I don't think I have more than $100 in all the equipment so far. I've been working without an enlarging easel, and I think I prefer...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-28-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 4,786
Posted By Kirbot
I definitely can't agree there. I much prefer...

I definitely can't agree there. I much prefer film for most things, but I think you can be just as creative or artistic with D200, as any other...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-27-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 10,218
Posted By Kirbot
I still deciding whether I want to try and get it...

I still deciding whether I want to try and get it fixed or not. Number 1 priority right now is dealing with the screwed up Hasselblad lens that came from the same guy....
Forum: RFF Polls 05-27-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,092
Posted By Kirbot
I'm a sucker for medium format. So even though...

I'm a sucker for medium format. So even though I'm not a huge TLR guy, the Rolleiflex still gets my vote!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-27-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 10,218
Posted By Kirbot
It's a QL-17 The PO did new light seals and...

It's a QL-17
The PO did new light seals and cleaned the VF.

But it's got a few problems...
I cleaned it out as best I could, but it still scratches the film pretty badly. I think it has to do with...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-27-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 10,218
Posted By Kirbot
Well, I've been having some trouble with my...

Well, I've been having some trouble with my Canonet ever since I got it a few weeks ago, and now it's getting even worse. (And it looks like the seller is just going to blow me off)

So... I just...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-26-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,203
Posted By Kirbot
I missed that thread. I love Arista Premium, but...

I missed that thread.

I love Arista Premium, but it would be great to have another choice in 120. I think EDU/Foma is one of the nicest looking films I've ever used, but I've been disappointed by...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-26-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,203
Posted By Kirbot
Freestyle's Silver Collection delayed/canceled?....

I was just browsing Freestyle's new website, when I found this.
http://www.freestylephoto.biz/press-releases/silver-collection-impasse


I was REALLY looking forward to an affordable 120 film to try,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-25-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 4,786
Posted By Kirbot
My only DSLR is a D200 that I bought used, and...

My only DSLR is a D200 that I bought used, and I'm not planning on upgrading any time soon. It does everything I need, and I've gotten some really nice shots with it.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-25-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 10,218
Posted By Kirbot
Well I can't really buy any MORE cameras right...

Well I can't really buy any MORE cameras right now,the only thing I have that would qualify is an XA-2, but I bought that almost a year ago....

I may have to slip it in and hope nobody notices....
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-18-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,302
Posted By Kirbot
The first reply is right about needing a spacer...

The first reply is right about needing a spacer with the battery. I cut down a penny to fit in mine.
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