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Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-24-2013
Replies: 105
Views: 29,495
Posted By ravid905
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Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 2,927
Posted By ravid905
I was going to post for this shop myself, but as...

I was going to post for this shop myself, but as is to be expected with a great shop, there are others who are happy with them as well.

They are a family run business, which I think is going into...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-27-2012
Replies: 87
Views: 15,896
Posted By ravid905
I tried contacting Kindermann in Toronto about a...

I tried contacting Kindermann in Toronto about a lens that required collimation, just to confirm that they did that sort of work, but I never did hear back from them. However, when I contacted Don,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-24-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 5,805
Posted By ravid905
I have found that the lenspen itself tends to...

I have found that the lenspen itself tends to leave some material behind (a fine black powder) on my lens after cleaning that I have to wipe off with a micro fiber cloth; when this happens it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-21-2012
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,869,214
Posted By ravid905
I actually am very happy with the setup, since...

I actually am very happy with the setup, since each item is almost exactly what I wanted to have. I would have preferred the Summilux to be without an infinity lock, but I am content with it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-21-2012
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,869,214
Posted By ravid905
My current more streamlined setup: M4-2 Pre-Asph...

My current more streamlined setup:

M4-2
Pre-Asph 35 Summilux
ZM Planar
Pre-Asph 90 Summicron (on its way to DAG for collimation)
Sekonic L398
and lastly my CADPAT backpack which I think no one would...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 06-05-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,285
Posted By ravid905
I am pretty sure that Soft Key A (the one just...

I am pretty sure that Soft Key A (the one just beneath the AF/AEL toggle) cannot be reassigned, and will always be the menu button. As far as the viewfinder/LCD situation, it is exactly as you say;...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-04-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 22,363
Posted By ravid905
This thread provided a little reminder to me that...

This thread provided a little reminder to me that I wanted to send him my camera as well. My viewfinder had always appeared cloudy to me, in particular when I compared it to a Hexar RF that I used to...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 05-12-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 6,635
Posted By ravid905
I use the Flexible Spot focus setting because it...

I use the Flexible Spot focus setting because it appears to be a smaller focusing area than the centre spot (which didn't focus quite where I wanted it to), and you can also move it around if...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-12-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By ravid905
Were you watching live when they auctioned of the...

Were you watching live when they auctioned of the O-Series that went for 2,160,000 Euro (including the premium)? I know there was some applause for the KE7A and Elcan, I can only imagine the O would...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 04-20-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 5,334
Posted By ravid905
My current setup is the Nex-7, the 24 E-Sonnar,...

My current setup is the Nex-7, the 24 E-Sonnar, the 50 1.8 OSS, and also the Metabones M-E adapter. I also have the kit lens, but am not too interested in using it.

While I am incredibly happy with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-13-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 3,442
Posted By ravid905
The photographer was Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, and...

The photographer was Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, and you can read about his technique here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergey_Prokudin-Gorsky#Photography_technique

I think the Library of Congress...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-10-2011
Replies: 111
Views: 9,330
Posted By ravid905
I would have to say that the largest advantage a...

I would have to say that the largest advantage a mechanical camera has to me, is its complete lack of reliance on battery power or electronic circuitry. To date, batteries in my cameras have not run...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-24-2011
Replies: 281
Views: 30,619
Posted By ravid905
To the OP, I have since sold this IIIc and now...

To the OP, I have since sold this IIIc and now own the M4-2 shown here, with serial number 1468896. The strange thing about the serial number is it is listed as a Leitz Portugal Green R3 on the...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-26-2011
Replies: 100
Views: 12,583
Posted By ravid905
I have also had mostly good experience with...

I have also had mostly good experience with Cosina built gear; the used Bessa R2M, 28 1.9, two 35 PII's, and new 40 Nokton all held up quite well for me during the time I owned them. However, I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-09-2011
Replies: 109
Views: 12,758
Posted By ravid905
I currently own an M4-2 with serial number...

I currently own an M4-2 with serial number 1,468,xxx (according to CQ serial number list, a Leitz Portugal Green Leica R3?), which obviously falls below the 1,5xx,xxx mentioned by Tom A. as the point...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 02-25-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,665
Posted By ravid905
Looking at the picture you posted, yes, your lens...

Looking at the picture you posted, yes, your lens should be compatible with the IIIS. The only way to know for sure is to see the back of the lens; those compatible with the IIIS have a rangefinder...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-23-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 8,039
Posted By ravid905
I am, or should say, was the owner of the...

I am, or should say, was the owner of the repainted black IIIc Tom mentioned a little earlier in this thread. When I first bought it, it came with a pretty ugly looking Summar mounted to it. As Tom...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-15-2010
Replies: 281
Views: 30,619
Posted By ravid905
A stepper is a certain kind of IIIc with a little...

A stepper is a certain kind of IIIc with a little step under the rewind lever. Most of them, however, have a flat plate at the lever. Look at the camera titled IIIc on this page:...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-15-2010
Replies: 281
Views: 30,619
Posted By ravid905
Leica Stepper IIIC 388497 I wrote Jim Lager as...

Leica Stepper IIIC 388497

I wrote Jim Lager as recommended on this board to get information on this camera. He informed me that the camera was shipped to Dresden on 27.10.42 and would have been...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-19-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,705
Posted By ravid905
I had one for about 7 months a couple of years...

I had one for about 7 months a couple of years ago; it came in a full set along with the 50 Hexanon and flash. I had to sell it back in the days when I was out of work, on my birthday of all days.:(...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-26-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 8,183
Posted By ravid905
The original RTS and RTS II can usually be found...

The original RTS and RTS II can usually be found at relatively decent prices. The RX can very widely sometimes. My first RX, I paid USD300 for, my second, USD90. The first one broke, which is why the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 840
Posted By ravid905
The best place I ever found for camera manuals...

The best place I ever found for camera manuals was the Orphan Cameras website run by Mike Butkus at http://www.butkus.org/chinon/.

Unfortunately, he doesn't have everything one may look for,...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-18-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,858
Posted By ravid905
I know that when I owned one in the past, I could...

I know that when I owned one in the past, I could load Rollei Pan 25, Rollei Ortho, and some bulk load cartridges I have, and none of them had any DX marks on them. I am also pretty sure from memory,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-08-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,570
Posted By ravid905
Looking at this page:...

Looking at this page: http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-99.html, the impression I get is a Nikon Ai mount. You have to scroll down about half a page to find it.

This page here:...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-23-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 2,248
Posted By ravid905
I have found that avoiding ending on holiday...

I have found that avoiding ending on holiday weekends is a good idea. It ensures people are sitting in front of their computers trying to outbid that guy that is beating them by a dollar.

I have...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-05-2009
Replies: 46
Views: 5,392
Posted By ravid905
I got an email this morning, the "L-Camera...

I got an email this morning, the "L-Camera Newsletter" which says the following:

Dear Ravid905,

"After the good news regarding the LEICA M8 Firmware, not so positive news about the Leica R-system...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-20-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 3,297
Posted By ravid905
Thanks for all the replies, it actually wasn't...

Thanks for all the replies, it actually wasn't too difficult to get the hang of. Mostly I was looking to find out if I needed to wind the shutter before changing the shutter speeds or if it could be...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-18-2009
Replies: 71
Views: 11,462
Posted By ravid905
I know Erwin Puts did a test with it quite a...

I know Erwin Puts did a test with it quite a while ago on his site comparing it with the modern 50 2.8 Elmar, and if I am not mistaken it was similar in some respects, better in others. I can't find...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-11-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,373
Posted By ravid905
As far as I know these lenses were from the 50's...

As far as I know these lenses were from the 50's or 60's. Konica also made a 60mm f1.2 back then as well. Someone even posted a picture of an ad from back then.

Edit. Here is that thread about the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-20-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,290
Posted By ravid905
Also I am not sure when exacly Leitz started...

Also I am not sure when exacly Leitz started coating there lenses, but I may have read somewhere that it was post war. This link will give you an idea of the year when a lens was made:...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-20-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,290
Posted By ravid905
One of the easier ways I believe to tell the two...

One of the easier ways I believe to tell the two apart, is the numbers on the aperture ring. If they are 2, 2.2, 3.2, etc. I think it would be the older model and possibly uncoated. The second...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-12-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,150
Posted By ravid905
It's pretty easy, takes a few minutes. Here is a...

It's pretty easy, takes a few minutes. Here is a link for you, though this one shows a 40 Summicron. Unfortunately my 40 is with Didier in Switzerland now, otherwise I could show you picks of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-05-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 2,679
Posted By ravid905
I also ordered the brass coloured Chinese set,...

I also ordered the brass coloured Chinese set, and they seem to work fine. The 35-135 doesn't quite bring up the frameline cleanly on my Hexar, there is a little bit of the 50 framline, but it does...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-04-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 2,679
Posted By ravid905
On my M3, I have used Voigtlander, Leica, Canon...

On my M3, I have used Voigtlander, Leica, Canon and Nikon screw mount lenses without any problem. So long as you have the right adapters, you should be fine.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-30-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,583
Posted By ravid905
I'm not sure if this is a manual,...

I'm not sure if this is a manual, http://www.butkus.org/chinon/contax/contax_connoisseur/contax_connoisseur.htm, but it looks like there is a lot of information in it.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 11-28-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 3,297
Posted By ravid905
Thanks for the info. I was pretty sure of that,...

Thanks for the info. I was pretty sure of that, but thought it safer to ask than to use it without knowing for sure.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 11-28-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 3,297
Posted By ravid905
Leotax F Instructions

I am waiting for one of these to come over from the UK at the moment, but obviously no instructions come with it. Would it be operationally similar to one of the Barnack cameras, or is there anything...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-27-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,892
Posted By ravid905
To answer your first question, I have heard the...

To answer your first question, I have heard the same thing. When I first got mine, I thought it was out of alignment. After using it for a week I found that if my eye was in a certain spot,...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-25-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,060
Posted By ravid905
Thanks for that, I knew there was someone out...

Thanks for that, I knew there was someone out there who was known for working on Hexars, but for the life of me I couldn't remember who it was.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-25-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,060
Posted By ravid905
Hexar Parts

Does anyone have any idea where I can get the screw/cover for the frameline preview lever on my Hexar RF? The thing has disappeared on me, usually I can find these little things but you kind of need...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-23-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 2,775
Posted By ravid905
Earlier I found a post by Uwe, another oven trick...

Earlier I found a post by Uwe, another oven trick bringing the temperature up slowly to 110c (230f), it did change the colouring a little bit. I shot a roll but have yet to develop it. I next tried...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-23-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 2,775
Posted By ravid905
It didn't cost me very much really, it was more...

It didn't cost me very much really, it was more an experiment than anything else. I have never shot with an uncoated lens before, maybe I will get lucky and there is an aperture or two that is...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-23-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 2,775
Posted By ravid905
Diagnose my Summitar

I just received this Summitar today, fully aware that there was a problem with it. The question is, what exactly is wrong with it? I opened up the lens and learned that whatever it is, it is between...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-14-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,468
Posted By ravid905
If you want to learn about Minolta manual focus...

If you want to learn about Minolta manual focus gear the best sites I can recommend are The Rokkor Files: http://www.rokkorfiles.com/
and MINMAN: http://members.aol.com/manualminolta/. On them you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-04-2008
Replies: 58
Views: 5,409
Posted By ravid905
Uncoated Lens?

Am I right to guess that the only uncoated lenses Leica made were the Summar, Xenon, Hektor, Thambar, early Summitars and the Elmars? As far as the Elmars and Summitars are concerned, is there a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-06-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 2,499
Posted By ravid905
I would definitely second the Burlington Camera...

I would definitely second the Burlington Camera recommendation. Very friendly, very helpful, and always willing to take the time to help you with anything. I can recall many times in the past with...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 09-04-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 9,300
Posted By ravid905
These are a few of the pages that I have used in...

These are a few of the pages that I have used in the past to learn a little more about these...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-12-2008
Replies: 339
Views: 27,382
Posted By ravid905
If I had known you were thinking of doing this, I...

If I had known you were thinking of doing this, I would have waited a little while before I sold my Summarit. If I remember correctly Raid, you had problems with one you had in the past. The example...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-27-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,793
Posted By ravid905
Just out of curiosity, what brand of lens were...

Just out of curiosity, what brand of lens were you using at the time. I have read a few places that an older Sigma lens than the camera may have compatibility issues.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-29-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 1,185
Posted By ravid905
The first letter refers to the number of groups...

The first letter refers to the number of groups in the lens, the second the number of elements. Answer courtesy of MinMan.
http://members.aol.com/xkaes/slrlens.htm
Scroll most of the way down the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-17-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 8,527
Posted By ravid905
The site Jerevan suggested is where I went to...

The site Jerevan suggested is where I went to figure out mine. Unfortunately it won't help you with all the slides. You can try downloading the manual from the 398M, maybe there will be something in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By ravid905
I received my lens today, it has been just long...

I received my lens today, it has been just long enough that I forgot that it said Nokton "CLASSIC" on it. I thought it was just Nokton. Everything is in order here. Thanks again, and glad I could...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-30-2007
Replies: 295
Views: 34,871
Posted By ravid905
This is it for my rf gear. Retina IIIs, M2, M3, 6...

This is it for my rf gear. Retina IIIs, M2, M3, 6 lenses for the Retina and 6 for the Leicas.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-30-2007
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,869,214
Posted By ravid905
Now that my M3 arrived I can add it here. This is...

Now that my M3 arrived I can add it here. This is it as far as Leica related stuff is concerned, minus the 40 that Raid has.
Forum: RFF Polls 05-23-2007
Replies: 54
Views: 2,877
Posted By ravid905
moi aussi..

moi aussi..
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-14-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 2,037
Posted By ravid905
The 40 Nokton was the first lens I bought, the...

The 40 Nokton was the first lens I bought, the main reason being that it is small, fast, and from what I had seen of it from Sockeyed's photos on flickr with it, I thought it was a good place to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-13-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 3,552
Posted By ravid905
I would agree with trying out the exposure...

I would agree with trying out the exposure calculator, that's the way I've gone for about two years now. I make mistakes every now and then, but I am a lot better at it than I used to be. Usually...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-11-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By ravid905
Check out auction number 280110766282 on ebay, it...

Check out auction number 280110766282 on ebay, it seems like it may be similar to what is happening to your lens. It's not an answer to your question, but maybe if you ask them they might be able to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-09-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,021
Posted By ravid905
I would think that your best bet would be to put...

I would think that your best bet would be to put that lens on ebay and let it go there, you should be able to get a decent amount of money, and be able to get a good M2 or M3, and probably an older...
Forum: Off Topic 05-07-2007
Replies: 72
Views: 4,076
Posted By ravid905
My impression, having just seen the video is that...

My impression, having just seen the video is that she was probably handed the camera and told to line up the two images to focus and push the button. She isn't deaf, she is focusing on what she is...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-31-2007
Replies: 301
Views: 26,837
Posted By ravid905
1 Retina Slr, doesn't work but it was my...

1 Retina Slr, doesn't work but it was my grandfathers
1 FG20, shutter only works at 1/90
1 Holga, which just sucks in general
1 Retina IIIS, the lever wind only works if you press the shutter button...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-17-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By ravid905
It could also be a close-up rangefinder, the...

It could also be a close-up rangefinder, the three different distance settings are the number to set your lens at based on which close-up filter you have on your lens. I know Kodak made a few...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-15-2007
Replies: 316
Views: 19,178
Posted By ravid905
I'm willing to contribute my multi coated Nokton...

I'm willing to contribute my multi coated Nokton for a side by side between the two. Just let me know when you need it, not to mention where to send it.
Forum: Off Topic 01-02-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By ravid905
I can vouch for Ritz Collectibles, I have bought...

I can vouch for Ritz Collectibles, I have bought two lenses from them in the last year, always great to deal with.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-26-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 1,598
Posted By ravid905
It's not really a link, its on the usual...

It's not really a link, its on the usual Cameraquest for sale page a little down from the top.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-26-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 1,598
Posted By ravid905
Perhaps it's that I have been awake too long, or...

Perhaps it's that I have been awake too long, or maybe I worked a little too hard today, and maybe I should go to sleep and I'll have better luck in the morning, but, the only thing I see at the top...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-21-2006
Replies: 34
Views: 2,486
Posted By ravid905
Its pretty easy doing your own developing, I...

Its pretty easy doing your own developing, I guess you just need to get a technique that works for you. I do all of mine with two tanks, 6 empty ice tea bottles, and a red bucket. As far as scans go,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-20-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,128
Posted By ravid905
Let me rephrase that to " I lost the chance to...

Let me rephrase that to " I lost the chance to obtain an M4-2 and 35mm Summicron " Is that better?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-20-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,128
Posted By ravid905
Yeah, snipers can be brutal. Last night, I lost...

Yeah, snipers can be brutal. Last night, I lost an M4-2 and a 35 Summicron right at the last minute. Actually 5 seconds on the 35. Almost breaks your heart doesn't it?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-04-2006
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,869,214
Posted By ravid905
This is my M2. The vertical is off in the...

This is my M2. The vertical is off in the rangefinder, the bottom three slow speeds are hectic, and sometimes interchangeable, my framelines are a bit faint, and I think the meter is off a couple of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-31-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 1,652
Posted By ravid905
Let me know if it does, my Summarit should be...

Let me know if it does, my Summarit should be here, hopefully tommorow, and I'm sure I'll be needing a hood one day.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-27-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 1,652
Posted By ravid905
Thanks as always to everyone for your answers,...

Thanks as always to everyone for your answers, it's nice to know no matter what is asked, I always get more options than I thought I would in response to my questions.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-26-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 1,652
Posted By ravid905
Summarit hood

Are there any other types of lens hoods that fit this lens, besides the XOON(is this right?) ? I think that particular hood looks like it may be a bayonet mount hood as well. Every now and then also,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-22-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 2,035
Posted By ravid905
Have you tried using the wayback machine or...

Have you tried using the wayback machine or whatever its called? http://www.archive.org/web/web.php I went to the site and clicked on the hotkey( the thing in the browser, very stupid today ), and it...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-01-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 1,086
Posted By ravid905
I hope this works for...

I hope this works for you:

http://ca.konicaminolta.com/support/americas/scanners/dimage-scanners/dimage-scanelite_2/software_drivers/index.html

If not:
1- google search minolta
2- first option...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-30-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 1,573
Posted By ravid905
Thanks again all, I know I can always rely on...

Thanks again all, I know I can always rely on everyone for quick answers. What I am gathering by the responses is the consensus is on the rigid, but with a really clean example of any, you can't go...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-29-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 1,573
Posted By ravid905
Difference between Summicrons

Are there any significant differences between a collapsible and rigid Summicron of the same vintage? Also, how does a Summitar compare against the two? I prefer decent contrast over supreme sharpness...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-27-2006
Replies: 169
Views: 8,497
Posted By ravid905
Pherdinand thanks. I was pretty tired when I...

Pherdinand thanks. I was pretty tired when I wrote that one, and to make sure I made no spelling mistakes ( missed one ) I copied my post into MS Word and did the grammar and spell check. I guess...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2006
Replies: 169
Views: 8,497
Posted By ravid905
Just out of curiosity, but is this turning into a...

Just out of curiosity, but is this turning into a forum where people who make spelling mistakes are to be treated as meaningless non-entities? I don't necessarily agree with someone who uses...
Forum: Off Topic 08-25-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By ravid905
Latest news I heard on BBC was that the main dome...

Latest news I heard on BBC was that the main dome was burnt and completely destroyed, as well as one on the side. People off the street went in and took out as many artifacts as they could to save...
Forum: Other RF 08-21-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 745
Posted By ravid905
Not sure if this will be any help at all, but...

Not sure if this will be any help at all, but heres a link to a manual I think is for your camera: http://rawhiti.tripod.com/retina2type011instructionmanual.html
I know when I first found my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-18-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 2,040
Posted By ravid905
No connection to the seller, of course but how...

No connection to the seller, of course but how about item 120021918653 on whatever everyone calls it, evilblah. Not as clean as enochRoot's, it has M6 frames apparantly. Use that M4-2 for wider than...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-31-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 3,142
Posted By ravid905
Here is a link, I'm not sure how helpful it is to...

Here is a link, I'm not sure how helpful it is to you, but it's usually where I go when I to get hang on all the different copies there...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-12-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 1,951
Posted By ravid905
Here is one from about two weeks ago, it was just...

Here is one from about two weeks ago, it was just quick one to see how much detail I could get in the hair. If you click on my name and look at previous posts, you will find some images from Daniel...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-08-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,190
Posted By ravid905
I got mine a couple of months back, missing only...

I got mine a couple of months back, missing only a tiny bit of vulcanite near the baseplate for 500. Shutter times are good, the odd bright spot and the tiniest amount of oxidation on the shoe. One...
Forum: Off Topic 07-06-2006
Replies: 214
Views: 5,949
Posted By ravid905
I was so confident of who would be playing, one...

I was so confident of who would be playing, one team anyway, that I booked the day off work three weeks ago so that I would be able to sit and watch with the rest of the world live, one last burst of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-03-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 1,062
Posted By ravid905
I've only ever bothered to pay by Canada Post...

I've only ever bothered to pay by Canada Post money order, or a US funds money order from my credit union. I've done this for well over 3 years now, probably in the range of 50 of them to date, and...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-01-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,283
Posted By ravid905
Thanks for the starting point tetris, my negs do...

Thanks for the starting point tetris, my negs do have a similar appearance to the ones you posted. I had no idea what to expect to begin with, I've only been devloping for two weeks now and I had...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-01-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,283
Posted By ravid905
Well I did the first roll at 12 minutes using the...

Well I did the first roll at 12 minutes using the DD-X mix, it looked pretty underdeveloped so I did another one at 14 minutes. Still looks a little light on developing. One thing I did notice is...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-30-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,283
Posted By ravid905
Developing C-41 in B&W Chemistry

I've seen a few posts here and there regarding this subject. I have recently aquired about 30 rolls of Portra 400, for a little bit more than a buck a roll. Only slightly out of date, Dec 2005. The...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-18-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 2,042
Posted By ravid905
Thanks for all the replies, they are dry now. I...

Thanks for all the replies, they are dry now. I guess I just wanted to make sure I did as much right this time so as not to be discouraged in the future. One thing I can say though is my cutting...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-17-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 2,042
Posted By ravid905
I have been keeping track of the temp for a...

I have been keeping track of the temp for a couple of days, and it's a steady 22 celcius ( don't know farenheit ). Humidity isn't that bad either. I'm thinking that maybe I'll just leave it hanging...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-17-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 2,042
Posted By ravid905
Sorry, I didnt notice there was a forum for...

Sorry, I didnt notice there was a forum for darkroom, I usually follow the links I see on the front page.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-17-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 2,042
Posted By ravid905
Drying developed film

I just finished developing my first roll of black and white. First off let me say thanks to everyone on RFF for the inspiration to give it a shot. It actually looks like I may have done a relatively...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-15-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,407
Posted By ravid905
I downloaded the trial version of it and used it...

I downloaded the trial version of it and used it for the full thirty days. I ended up paying for the pro version, which was 99 dollars I believe. I think it works great really for what its for. I...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-05-2006
Replies: 76
Views: 6,045
Posted By ravid905
How about Dennis Hopper? I saw an interview of...

How about Dennis Hopper? I saw an interview of his, showing off pics he used to take in the mid sixties I think it is.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-27-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,414
Posted By ravid905
I ended up doing it just that exact way. It...

I ended up doing it just that exact way. It didn't take too long really, about five minutes or so. Thanks for all the replies I've received.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-18-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By ravid905
The Leica serial number checker states that the...

The Leica serial number checker states that the serial number is for a black paint M3.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-11-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,414
Posted By ravid905
I'm not concerned about resale values, I can...

I'm not concerned about resale values, I can guarantee that I will be the last owner of everything I buy. I find it a little akward trying to thing of how far outside the frame it may be with the 50...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-11-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,414
Posted By ravid905
40 nokton with 35 framelines

How do you modify one of these lenses to bring up the 35 frameline?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-05-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 2,700
Posted By ravid905
Thanks to all. After a couple of weeks of staring...

Thanks to all. After a couple of weeks of staring ( obsessively really ) at x-rays and Daniels photos, I finally decided to go with the summicron. I think second version actually is the one. You...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-03-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,438
Posted By ravid905
I've never been one to try and keep something in...

I've never been one to try and keep something in mint condition, I buy things intending to be around when they fall to pieces. Lately, alot of the things I have bought are older from the fifties and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-03-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By ravid905
Those Gordys look pretty good, decent price as...

Those Gordys look pretty good, decent price as well, thanks to all for their replies, they're always appreciated.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-03-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,438
Posted By ravid905
CV, future collectible?

I recently got my ordered 40 from Cameraquest, great guy, everyone has there good words to say, and so do I. The thing I noticed is the box the lense came in. It almost seems as if the box was...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-03-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By ravid905
Neck strap for M2

Can anyone recommend a place to get decent camera strap, as in over the shoulder. No everyreadys, i hate those things. My camera doesnt have any rings, so thats kind of slowing me down in finding...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-26-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,166
Posted By ravid905
why yes it does

Actually yeah, thanks for the quick reply as well. Cheers
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-26-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,166
Posted By ravid905
Ritz Collectibles

Has anyone purchased anything from this site? http://www.ritzcam.com/catalog/frameset.php?category_id=360
If so, would you say their ratings are close to spot on, or way off base. I read their...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-19-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 2,700
Posted By ravid905
Thanks for all the replies. First off, I'm a...

Thanks for all the replies. First off, I'm a little new to all the different names for the lenses, I had thought that the elmarit was the same the the tele elmarit except someone didnt put the "tele"...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-18-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 2,700
Posted By ravid905
90mm, Summicron or Elmarit

Of the two, which would you pick for wide open and close up. Not the new ASPH or anything like that since I dont have that kind of money. Also I am unsure of what type they are, fat, short, skinny,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-17-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,090
Posted By ravid905
B&W developing help

I've been thinking lately alot about developing my own neg's. I am having the most trouble trying to figure out exactly everything that I will need in order to do it. If anyone ( I'm guessing quite a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-10-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,065
Posted By ravid905
Thanks for that link. Reading on the KB site gave...

Thanks for that link. Reading on the KB site gave me the impression that it would soften the lens for sure, but me being a visual monkey, seeing the effects, makes it easier to understand.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-09-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,065
Posted By ravid905
Slight haze effects??

How much of a problem is slight hazing on performance and what are the performance losses that may occur from it? Is cleaning possible, if it isn't too bad, and what would be the sort of costs...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-07-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 936
Posted By ravid905
It was kind of an impulse buy, I wasn't going to...

It was kind of an impulse buy, I wasn't going to get one unless i got a lens at the same time, but it was there, i looked at it and thought it was just too good to let go. The only thing is now i...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-07-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 936
Posted By ravid905
Bought my first Leica, first post as well

I've seen so mant posts like this before, so figured why not me as well. Item number 7600349954 off the bay. Seems like a good deal to me, shutter times seem all good compared to CLA'd Retina IIIs....
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