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Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-26-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 906
Posted By vagab0nd
That's a 40mm lens. The 28 stands for max...

That's a 40mm lens. The 28 stands for max aperture of f2.8 not for the focal length.

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Kowa SW and XA4 are both scale focus cameras - though at 28mm, that isn't much of a problem.

If you're...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-11-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 7,793
Posted By vagab0nd
Correct, but one can use stop down metering with...

Correct, but one can use stop down metering with the depth of field plunger.

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Currently don't have any of the "pro" F's , but I do have:

Nikkormat FT
FE
N90s
F80
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-29-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By vagab0nd
According to nikonians.org...

According to nikonians.org (https://www.nikonians.org/reviews/nikon-slr-camera-and-lens-compatibility), the F100 will work with non-chipped (AI, AI-S) lenses in M and A modes only. Also, you won't...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-26-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,227
Posted By vagab0nd
I'm pretty content with my Olympus gear, but this...

I'm pretty content with my Olympus gear, but this camera really intrigues me. I love the Pen F's style and imaging capability, but I hate it's fully articulating screen so much that I switched to an...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 3,260
Posted By vagab0nd
My grandfather passed away about 20 years ago and...

My grandfather passed away about 20 years ago and I've been using his Rolleicord IV since 2009. Not counting that, it would have to be the XA I've been shooting off and on for 7 years.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-29-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By vagab0nd
I had an Infinity Jr, which I believe has the...

I had an Infinity Jr, which I believe has the same lens. I thought the XA 35/2.8 lens was considerably better. It's not a bad lens, but there are plenty of other compacts I'd rather have at that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-29-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 16,229
Posted By vagab0nd
I used to think the Rollei 35 was my favorite...

I used to think the Rollei 35 was my favorite camera. I still do, but I used to too.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-23-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,584
Posted By vagab0nd
The meterless-metering system I've developed for...

The meterless-metering system I've developed for negative film is:

Sunny 11
Hazy 8
Partly Cloudy 5.6
Mostly Cloudy 4
Cloudy 2.8
and finally for those really dreary days
Cloudy as .... 2
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-08-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,039
Posted By vagab0nd
For close ups I try to shoot at 4 to 5.6, but...

For close ups I try to shoot at 4 to 5.6, but would go 2.8 if needed. My right arm extended is about 3' exactly so I felt pretty confident with those shots. Figuring out between 4 and 10' was the...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-07-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,039
Posted By vagab0nd
This is what worked best for me with the Rollei...

This is what worked best for me with the Rollei 35. When I attached a RF onto the hot shoe it had the effect of slowing me down.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-18-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,929
Posted By vagab0nd
It's the same mount as used on the Sony A77...

It's the same mount as used on the Sony A77 (called A-mount (http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Minolta_AF_mount)) and the other dSLR / dSLT's that Sony has produced. AFAIK the new A-mount lenses work on...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 07-16-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 4,681
Posted By vagab0nd
How about a Panasonic LX100 (either version)?...

How about a Panasonic LX100 (either version)? It's got a fast 24-75mm lens that can be set to default to the last used zoom setting. Or the even smaller LX10, which has the same feature.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-11-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,929
Posted By vagab0nd
Correct. In all settings modes, including M, you...

Correct. In all settings modes, including M, you have to set the lens to minimum aperture and make exposure adjustments via the wheel and compensation dial.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-10-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,929
Posted By vagab0nd
Talking I've got a similar setup going on - N90s / N65 /...

I've got a similar setup going on - N90s / N65 / FE / Nikkormat FT2, with plans to add an F4.

It took me a little while, but once I realized that I a) prefer to invest in glass over bodies, b)...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-09-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,929
Posted By vagab0nd
The N65/N75 only work with 1/2 stops, not 1/3...

The N65/N75 only work with 1/2 stops, not 1/3 stops. If you can work around that, they're fine cameras.

If you can't, the N90s/F90x is about 450g heavier, but it can shoot 1/3 stops and barely costs...
Forum: Other RF 08-27-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 10,112
Posted By vagab0nd
Olympus XA is a Sonnar design too. I think the...

Olympus XA is a Sonnar design too.

I think the Envoy 35 series are the only fully manual fixed lens cameras to feature a Sonnar lens. I've got one coming in the mail that I'm looking forward to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2017
Replies: 9,248
Views: 925,027
Posted By vagab0nd
a gossen digiflash, and I’m unsure how I ever...

a gossen digiflash, and I’m unsure how I ever lived without it
Forum: Olympus RF 10-10-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,709
Posted By vagab0nd
There is a somewhat common problem where the...

There is a somewhat common problem where the circuit board goes bad and causes the shutter to fire long light that in any lighting conditions. A way to test is to set the camera to flash and fire. If...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-28-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 5,174
Posted By vagab0nd
the konica big mini's and yashica t's all fail...

the konica big mini's and yashica t's all fail the auto flash requirement.

the ricoh ff 90 super / ff 70 (http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Ricoh_FF-90) fits all your requirements... if you're...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-28-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 5,174
Posted By vagab0nd
a phenomenal camera. if you're shooting above asa...

a phenomenal camera. if you're shooting above asa 400, be sure to carry a ND filter because the top shutter speed is 1/250 with a min aperture of f22
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-28-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 5,174
Posted By vagab0nd
does point and shoot mean full auto focus or is...

does point and shoot mean full auto focus or is pocketable manual focus okay?
if so: contax t, olympus xa, rollei 35s/se, and minox 35 series all meet your other requirements.

do you need to be...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-16-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 3,496
Posted By vagab0nd
I went through a similar search earlier this...

I went through a similar search earlier this year. I quickly ruled out MF RF's due to price and focused on TLR's. Since I had shot a few different TLR's already (Rolleiflex 2.8 & 3.5, Rolleicord V,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-05-2016
Replies: 1,025
Views: 158,713
Posted By vagab0nd
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/62855/U62855I1473126741.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-05-2016
Replies: 380
Views: 55,008
Posted By vagab0nd
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/62855/U62855I1473126080.SEQ.0.jpg

SLC library
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-05-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 5,159
Posted By vagab0nd
yeah? well, you know, that's just like, your...

yeah? well, you know, that's just like, your opinion, man.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-25-2016
Replies: 5,735
Views: 520,181
Posted By vagab0nd
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/62855/U62855I1472141781.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 08-20-2016
Replies: 431
Views: 81,470
Posted By vagab0nd
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/62855/U62855I1471750909.SEQ.0.jpg

dp2x f5.0 ISO 50
Forum: Olympus RF 06-27-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 3,240
Posted By vagab0nd
Not familiar with it, but if the 42mm f1.8 7...

Not familiar with it, but if the 42mm f1.8 7 element lens on the 35 S is anything like the 42mm f1.7 7 element lens on the 35 SP that came out a few years later, it's a great performer.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-27-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,600
Posted By vagab0nd
since I just won shopgoodwill Retina II with 47mm...

since I just won shopgoodwill Retina II with 47mm Ektar auction that ended about an hour ago... yes, we can talk about the leica gear :)

they had a few p&s leicas last week or so. odd to see all the...
Forum: Olympus RF 04-23-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 2,598
Posted By vagab0nd
Rewind Double-Expose Advance?

Rewind Double-Expose Advance?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-20-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,086
Posted By vagab0nd
They could at least clean the lens off first. Or...

They could at least clean the lens off first. Or is that part of the "art" designation?
Forum: Yashica RF 03-14-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,383
Posted By vagab0nd
you'll also want a spanner wrench/pliers to...

you'll also want a spanner wrench/pliers to remove the screw on top of the film advance lever. if you take it to your local hardware store, they should be able to help you find something that is the...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-04-2016
Replies: 234
Views: 25,570
Posted By vagab0nd
I've wanted a digital cam w/o a screen for...

I've wanted a digital cam w/o a screen for awhile. If this has an actual RF and is reasonably priced (for Leica) I'll start saving and selling.

If it has an EVF, then I'd need some hands on time...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-22-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 14,779
Posted By vagab0nd
For my main RF (Kiev) I stick with the 53mm combo...

For my main RF (Kiev) I stick with the 53mm combo of Jupiter-3 and Helios-103 for about 90% of shots. As of late, this has been ~70% of my 35mm shooting. I like the tightness and DoF of 50 over...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-09-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,951
Posted By vagab0nd
Problem solved!...

Problem solved! (http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=281665124227&alt=web)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-01-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,355
Posted By vagab0nd
If you develop your own film, I'd recommend...

If you develop your own film, I'd recommend shooting 5 frames, metered at the following ASA: 400, 320, 250, 500, 640. Then develop as normal and judge which one looks the best and shoot the rest of...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-25-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 4,237
Posted By vagab0nd
Another vote for the Rollei 35/T/S. After a few...

Another vote for the Rollei 35/T/S. After a few uses, scale focusing becomes second nature.

If you want full automation, I prefer the size, speed, and lens of the Stylus Epic over the Yashica T's &...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-06-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 11,283
Posted By vagab0nd
Nice review and nice photos, borge. re: TCL-X100...

Nice review and nice photos, borge.

re: TCL-X100 - I like the weight that the TCL adds to the the X100, it seems to balance it out more while I'm walking with it around my neck. And as someone who...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-18-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 12,381
Posted By vagab0nd
The Fuji Discovery Mini Dual AKA DL-500 has...

The Fuji Discovery Mini Dual AKA DL-500 has 28mm/45mm focal length. It's definitely one of my favorite P&S cameras that I've tried recently. It's almost certainly going to be a keeper for me (the...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 12-03-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 2,271
Posted By vagab0nd
I'll add onto what Ko.Fe. said, just without the...

I'll add onto what Ko.Fe. said, just without the nice shot to demonstrate:

Similar to the UWS (in that these are wider angle, fixed focus length, and plastic) there's the Ansco Pix Panorama...
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