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Forum: Nikon Historical Society 07-28-2017
Replies: 98
Views: 10,612
Posted By shootar401
A rereleased F I could go for. As long as its all...

A rereleased F I could go for. As long as its all mechanical without a meter.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 07-28-2017
Replies: 98
Views: 10,612
Posted By shootar401
I sold my nikon DSLR and bought a sony alpha...

I sold my nikon DSLR and bought a sony alpha mirrorless, for me a DSLR is too big and useless for what i need it for. A film rangefinder for b&w and my little sony for color and and video is all i...
Forum: Travel 07-27-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,498
Posted By shootar401
Flying back from Georgia a few years ago on a...

Flying back from Georgia a few years ago on a work trip I had my Bell & Howell 16mm camera in my carry on, I shot about 4 reels of film and the 5th was about half exposed and still in the camera....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-27-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By shootar401
3.5cm Elmar with 5 digit S/N

I just picked up an uncoated 3.5cm Elmar that has a 55XXX serial number. I was always under the assumption the Leica serial numbers started at 100,000, does any one have any details?

Thanks
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 07-26-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,562
Posted By shootar401
I think it's short for "magazine" I remember...

I think it's short for "magazine" I remember hearing it a number of years ago used by liberal hipsters in the context of an online magazine; "Come check out my zine at www....."
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-21-2017
Replies: 71
Views: 2,680
Posted By shootar401
So you go on a shoot with equipment worth over...

So you go on a shoot with equipment worth over $50,000 and do not carry a pistol for self defense? I don't know man, but really, Oakland and you expect NOT to get robbed?

I learned my lesson 6-7...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2017
Replies: 152
Views: 5,286
Posted By shootar401
Nothing wroing with making a profit, its business...

Nothing wroing with making a profit, its business after all.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-02-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By shootar401
Perfect! Thanks! Prices are good and a decent...

Perfect! Thanks!

Prices are good and a decent selection I might get some for my Nikon F3 too.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-01-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By shootar401
Replacement leather / covering

Does anyone know who currently makes replacement leather for the IIIc? cameraleather.com seems to be out of business (no site updates, haven't replied to my emails) and aki-asahi only has black, I'm...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-30-2017
Replies: 260
Views: 57,991
Posted By shootar401
I had an M2, before that a Nikon F3. I shot with...

I had an M2, before that a Nikon F3. I shot with the M2 for a few months and never really got into it. I sold it and went back to my F3 and Rolleiflex.

Picked up a IIIc and fell in love with the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-29-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,968
Posted By shootar401
They are both precision made German tools that...

They are both precision made German tools that are fun to shoot.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-29-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,968
Posted By shootar401
I'm sure it's easy to make, but whats bothering...

I'm sure it's easy to make, but whats bothering me is how the bodies are held together. Obviously not by using the tripod mount, but I was thinking the metal sheel and hinges that go around the strap...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-28-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,968
Posted By shootar401
What is this contraption

I saw this dual Leica mount/holder/whatever and I must say, I really want one. The photo is from WWII and it was probably a custom made piece since it doesn't show up in any of the 40's era Leica...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-02-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 3,903
Posted By shootar401
Dropbox is the easiest and it's not searchable by...

Dropbox is the easiest and it's not searchable by anyone you do not give the link to.

With just a few changes in the URL field of my browser I can access restricted albums on Flickr and Smugmug. Not...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-13-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 3,035
Posted By shootar401
I spent 10 years in the Army with a few combat...

I spent 10 years in the Army with a few combat tours overseas. I kept a Nikon F3 with a 50mm/1.8 in a small pelican case with spare batteries and a few rolls of film. It was bulky, but it was the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-04-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,356
Posted By shootar401
More M questions

I've always been a Rolleiflex guy but I now have a M2 with a 50mm Summicron and a 90mm Elmar. This is my first Real* rangefinder so I have a few questions.

I was given a soft release for the camera,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-03-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 5,671
Posted By shootar401
So looks like the jury says not use a case,...

So looks like the jury says not use a case, which was what I thought based on the photo thread.

I have to agree since I have a nice bag to keep it in, the M2 already has some scratches, so I'm not...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-03-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 5,671
Posted By shootar401
Should I shoot her naked?

I have an M2 arriving tomorrow and will be taking her out for her maiden shoot on Thursday. I was thinking of getting one of the brown leather half leather cases to clothe her, but I'm thinking I...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-01-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,311
Posted By shootar401
I've had good luck finding Bay III filters at KEH...

I've had good luck finding Bay III filters at KEH and on the ebay machine. I've never bought bay filters anywhere else, but both places worked out well for me.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-31-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,493
Posted By shootar401
I just ordered one, it should be in Tuesday. I'm...

I just ordered one, it should be in Tuesday. I'm going out shooting at the WWII weekend in Reading with the 2.8, should be fun.

If you haven't been there before it's worth a trip if you are close...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-31-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,493
Posted By shootar401
Bye Rolleiflex, Hello Rolleiflex

My first Real TLR was a Rolleiflex 3.5 Automat, I had a few before that like a Anscoflex, Eastar and a Yashica, so when I handled the Rollei for the first time I whipped out my wallet and paid the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-27-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,117
Posted By shootar401
Roleifix question

Are the Rolleifix plates the same for the 2.8 and 3.5 cameras? I was offered one but want to make sure there was not 2 different types made.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-13-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 2,597
Posted By shootar401
I'd be all over this if I had a jobo.

I'd be all over this if I had a jobo.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 943
Posted By shootar401
I was an infantryman in the Army and deployed...

I was an infantryman in the Army and deployed many times to Iraq and Afghanistan. This is a normal "change" weight loss from more activity, heat and change of diet. Everyone looks like that after a...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 12-27-2013
Replies: 96
Views: 16,637
Posted By shootar401
You nailed it!

You nailed it!
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,289
Posted By shootar401
I was lucky? Please explain, I'd like to hear...

I was lucky? Please explain, I'd like to hear this....

I'm going to refrain from making this a political thread, but if you want to go there, you can PM me.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 12-22-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 5,519
Posted By shootar401
Any chance you can swap out glass plates for the...

Any chance you can swap out glass plates for the tin? I have a 4x5 glass plate holder I made for wet plate, but never used.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,289
Posted By shootar401
NYC subway, magic arm, Rolleiflex, & the NYPD

On my way home I tried something that I've been wondering about for a while. Since tripods are not allowed to be used on the NYC subway platforms I decided to use my super clamp and magic arm and...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-20-2013
Replies: 96
Views: 8,360
Posted By shootar401
My main camera is a Rolleiflex 3,5. I do have a...

My main camera is a Rolleiflex 3,5. I do have a backup Eastar TLR, which is slowly becoming my go everywhere camera. I only take out the Rolleiflex when I'm going someplace to shoot.

I also have a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-19-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 5,393
Posted By shootar401
I used to have a job were I did a lot of...

I used to have a job were I did a lot of traveling. I can't tell you the number of times some high school dropout - now TSA agent game me crap for something harmless in my bag. I swear you give...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-15-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,120
Posted By shootar401
Fomapan without filter

I've always used either a 8 or 25 filter when shooting B&W, but I want to do some street photography which I don't do often. Fomapan is cheap and if I get some Foma 400 I can expose at 250 and be...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-12-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,472
Posted By shootar401
I think there is more to the story than what we...

I think there is more to the story than what we are reading.

I'm going to side with Getty on this one for one.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-12-2013
Replies: 9,209
Views: 914,929
Posted By shootar401
A sekonic meter to replace another Sekonic. And...

A sekonic meter to replace another Sekonic. And some Provia 100 and Vevia 50 in 8x10
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 12-12-2013
Replies: 324
Views: 43,487
Posted By shootar401
I've only ran into one woman who freaked out when...

I've only ran into one woman who freaked out when she walked into a shot I was taking of an old building. Honestly I didn't see her cross my path until just before I pressed the shutter. She heard...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-29-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,479
Posted By shootar401
And a follow up question. I'm still sitting on...

And a follow up question. I'm still sitting on 100+ rolls of Ektachrome 64T that is not being used, is there a tungsten to daylight Bayonet filter available? Hate to see it go to waste.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-29-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,479
Posted By shootar401
That was is, very hard to turn but it's...

That was is, very hard to turn but it's there.

thanks!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-29-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,479
Posted By shootar401
Rolleiflex Question

I recently did some selling and trading of some old cameras I no longer use and I managed to trade my Yashica 124G plus $50 for a excellent condition Rolleiflex 3,5A. My First (and not last)...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-16-2013
Replies: 140
Views: 46,724
Posted By shootar401
I'm guessing that the ones who voted for "No...

I'm guessing that the ones who voted for "No power to delete. No power to edit" are mods who don't want their power to be taken away? :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-08-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 34,628
Posted By shootar401
As much I love going to Russia to visit, I stay...

As much I love going to Russia to visit, I stay far, far away from the cities and stick to the small towns. Not only are the people nicer but sometimes they invite you to their homes for a meal.
Forum: Film vs Digital 08-04-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,475
Posted By shootar401
At what point does your sensor out perform your...

At what point does your sensor out perform your lenses? I can't see any 35mm lenses being a fair match to such a high res sensor. A Nikon rep told me that their "N" series lenses are only good to...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-04-2013
Replies: 261
Views: 31,261
Posted By shootar401
Nikon D300, my first and only DSLR

Nikon D300, my first and only DSLR
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-03-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,277
Posted By shootar401
Why? Becasue I can. I like the quality of the...

Why? Becasue I can. I like the quality of the light better than with flashes and monolights. I don't know what it is excatly but it just looks more natural. Actually my Nikon SB-24's and Profoto...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-29-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,277
Posted By shootar401
Yashica 124G and Flashbulbs

I'm still sitting on around 1000 or so flashbulbs, mostly press 25, 11, 2A and 31. But I do have a case of Bantam 8's and another of PH8's.

The last two don't work well with my Speed Graphics, so I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-24-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 6,288
Posted By shootar401
I had a job where I worked 2 days a week the rest...

I had a job where I worked 2 days a week the rest of the days were either days off or I spent on a plane. I had plenty of time to shoot.

Now that I have a new job that is 9-5 I don't have much time...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2013
Replies: 79
Views: 5,258
Posted By shootar401
Currently selling, or trying to sell my Ansco 5x7...

Currently selling, or trying to sell my Ansco 5x7 view camera and a RZ67 kit. No luck or takers so far.

I'm selling it not by choice, but I need the money to move to another state fro a job.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-05-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 4,885
Posted By shootar401
I have about 500 sheets of assorted E6 in 4x5 in...

I have about 500 sheets of assorted E6 in 4x5 in the freezer, but only 7 sheets left of Velvia :(
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-04-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,235
Posted By shootar401
Want a M2 or M3

I have a RZ67 kit I'm toying with selling and picking up a M2 or M3 with a 35mm or a 50mm lens. My photography is changing a bit and my RZ doesn't fit into the big plan anymore. I'm shooting much...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-01-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,451
Posted By shootar401
Couldn't have said it better myself.

Couldn't have said it better myself.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-30-2013
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,098
Posted By shootar401
Contaflex VI with Kentmere 400

Contaflex VI with Kentmere 400
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-30-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,287
Posted By shootar401
The only "accessories" I have and need are a...

The only "accessories" I have and need are a strap, yellow & red filters, cable release and a Ultrapod.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-29-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By shootar401
Well if I had to bring one camera it would be the...

Well if I had to bring one camera it would be the TLR with HP5. The idea I had for the 35mm was just to get some colour shots and not worry about rationing film like I would have to do with the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-29-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By shootar401
Film for 3 days in NYC

It's stupid that I live an hour away from NYC and only go there to get stuff from B&H. But I have a job interview there next week and I thought I'd take my girlfriend with me and have a 3 day mini...
Forum: Off Topic 06-29-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 13,333
Posted By shootar401
Reid is useless - the only good thing is someone...

Reid is useless - the only good thing is someone has mirrored his site and are making his review available for free so I don't have to pay.

Huff is also useless, does he ever review something that...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-27-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,643
Posted By shootar401
Great concept, way overpriced.

Great concept, way overpriced.
Forum: Sony RX Series 06-27-2013
Replies: 98
Views: 13,829
Posted By shootar401
Rewind 20 years ago when I was 19 I made over...

Rewind 20 years ago when I was 19 I made over $50K a year at my job. My best friend bought a new Jeep Wrangler when he was 17, and paid with cash. We both had good jobs and saved money and didn't...
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-26-2013
Replies: 139
Views: 28,319
Posted By shootar401
I had about $8,000 in Nikon digital cameras and...

I had about $8,000 in Nikon digital cameras and lenses about a year ago. I sold them all and bought a AGFA 5x7, Mamiya RZ67, Argus C3 and a Eastar TLR.

Couldn't be happier. My number of keepers have...
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-26-2013
Replies: 95
Views: 27,913
Posted By shootar401
I've had more women comment on my Speed Graphic...

I've had more women comment on my Speed Graphic and TLR in one month than my 4 years of shooting digital.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-26-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 3,328
Posted By shootar401
Sekonic 508 in incident mode if I need to meter...

Sekonic 508 in incident mode if I need to meter something specific I can switch to spot meter with a twist.

If I'm out shooting with my C3 I just use sunny-16 or my iPhone light meter.
Forum: RFF Polls 06-24-2013
Replies: 154
Views: 31,861
Posted By shootar401
B&W mostly, unless its someplace that is very...

B&W mostly, unless its someplace that is very colourful like India, the tropics or someplace I know I will never be at again.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-23-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 7,704
Posted By shootar401
I sent my Nikon F4 into KEH for a repair because...

I sent my Nikon F4 into KEH for a repair because a gear was stripped and it wasn't transporting the film. My F4 was bought new in 1995 and has seen much better days, there was hardly any paint let on...
Forum: Yashica RF 06-19-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 804
Posted By shootar401
GSN Shutter issues

I picked up an as-is GSN for $2 the other day. It had some issues like a bend filter ring, some mild lens fungus and a dented hotshot. I fixed the fungus and filter ring damage (not too worried about...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 06-17-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,106
Posted By shootar401
I have the same issue. My plunger only moves...

I have the same issue. My plunger only moves about 1mm when I focus from infinity to 3.5 feet. I removed the plunger, lubed the RF mechanism and also took apart the lens but I could find nothing that...
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