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Forum: Photography General Interest 5 Days Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 2,140
Posted By Smaug
Giving them the benefit of the doubt, it's likely...

Giving them the benefit of the doubt, it's likely the photos they took and shared in that video were just to test the gear. You are supposed to be looking at how the images look from a technical...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By Smaug
Full manual is a full discharge every time....

Full manual is a full discharge every time. Longest flash duration, most irritating to the eyes. That is MORE likely to get him beat up.

My advice is to skip the flash and use high speed film...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 5 Days Ago
Replies: 561
Views: 141,754
Posted By Smaug
Interesting idea. ...but as much as I love my...

Interesting idea.

...but as much as I love my Rollei 35, how about a different second camera that compliments the Rollei?


Maybe a digital, for color and telephoto?
Maybe something with a 28 mm...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 5 Days Ago
Replies: 407
Views: 68,934
Posted By Smaug
Interesting mechanics on what appears to be a...

Interesting mechanics on what appears to be a bridge. What is it? Or maybe it's a dam.

Please forgive me for saying so, but this one doesn't appear too sharp. Is it the flare, or ...?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,255
Posted By Smaug
What did you decide, Pan? Find one...

What did you decide, Pan? Find one yet?

Stateside, Sears had some house-branded cameras with K mount, but probably not in the UK.

Ricoh KR5 supers were a popular low-cost option, but if you can get...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,741
Views: 324,764
Posted By Smaug
Lynn, that's an awesome shot of that surfer. Good...

Lynn, that's an awesome shot of that surfer. Good lighting, good moment of wave-splashing action and great surfer position too!

Love that Nikon shirt on the girl, spatumba! I'm gonna have to see if...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9,057
Views: 889,896
Posted By Smaug
I should add that I just sold (at the cost of...

I should add that I just sold (at the cost of shipping) a non-working Yashica Electro 35 GSN and an Olympus OM-G with a sticking 2nd shutter curtain. Couldn't bear to throw them away, so went to the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9,057
Views: 889,896
Posted By Smaug
I've got an Olympus Stylus () on the way from a...

I've got an Olympus Stylus () on the way from a local Facebook Marketplace seller. It looks to be in good shape, but she couldn't confirm as she didn't have a battery. But I only paid half the going...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 694
Posted By Smaug
If I was taking a medium format SLR and one lens,...

If I was taking a medium format SLR and one lens, it would be a wide angle equivalent to a 35 mm, in 35 mm format.

I couldn't tell whether you meant 'medium format' or 'manual focus' by your...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 1 Week Ago
Replies: 407
Views: 68,934
Posted By Smaug
Love that sunbeam shot. (Post #399) I got my...

Love that sunbeam shot. (Post #399)

I got my Rollei 35 back from CLA a couple days ago. I went and shot some photos by the bay yesterday, but I have a long way to go to finish the roll. The 36 exp....
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 631
Views: 161,022
Posted By Smaug
Interesting to see how deeply in bed Minolta and...

Interesting to see how deeply in bed Minolta and Leica once were.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,915
Posted By Smaug
I got the 50/1.8 pancake (not Series E) with an...

I got the 50/1.8 pancake (not Series E) with an FG body I picked up last month. I'm shocked at how good it is. Sharp everywhere, nice bokeh. I seem to recall that the Series E has the same glass, but...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 631
Views: 161,022
Posted By Smaug
Here are a couple of my favorite P&S shots from...

Here are a couple of my favorite P&S shots from the previous couple months. I think I have posted them in camera-specific threads here, but not in this one yet:

Minolta Freedom II (35/3.5) -...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By Smaug
Lightbulb Labeling Tip

In various threads, I see folks talk about labeling cameras, film canisters, bulk loaders, etc. with masking tape, blue painter's tape or even paper labels.

The problem with these is that they...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9,057
Views: 889,896
Posted By Smaug
What that REALLY means, (in the absence of a...

What that REALLY means, (in the absence of a receipt) is that they messed around with it and it seems to work OK.

"Shutter clicks? Check.
Dials turn? Check.
Back opens and latches properly? Check."...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9,057
Views: 889,896
Posted By Smaug
Ordered supplies today: 5 rolls of Double-X;...

Ordered supplies today:


5 rolls of Double-X; always wanted to try this
A used bulk film loader
6 bulk film cassettes


On another note, I see people on ebay selling used NON-reloadable film...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 704
Posted By Smaug
My advice: Stick with the Canonet and use your...

My advice: Stick with the Canonet and use your Pentax SLRs for the other stuff. SLRs are just better for all practical uses not served by your Canonet. (ex. quiet shutter)

No messing around with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,463
Posted By Smaug
Nice combo, Huss. You don't see Lite Touches in...

Nice combo, Huss. You don't see Lite Touches in the wild any more. I remember selling them in the 90s, even then, only the connoisseurs wanted them. They just weren't as elegant aesthetically and...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 561
Views: 141,754
Posted By Smaug
Quick Rollei 35 update: my B 35 is sold and gone....

Quick Rollei 35 update: my B 35 is sold and gone. I used the proceeds to get a CLA on my Rollei 35 (Singapore, Tessar). It's on the way back. I have missed it.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 9,296
Posted By Smaug
My experiences: - Bought a used FM in the early...

My experiences:

- Bought a used FM in the early 90s. Was great. I felt like I HAD to upgrade to the FM2n.
- Sold the FM and got an FM2n. It was about my best camera ever.
- Got out of Nikon for...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,049
Posted By Smaug
9 more pix from the One Touch L35AF3

They're cityscapes and street photos from Chicago. Here's a sample:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48955843717_70a1befd6f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hA4uJZ)Along the Chicago River 1...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By Smaug
Great info, Keith. Where'd you come by it?

Great info, Keith. Where'd you come by it?
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 6,388
Posted By Smaug
A quick update: Trip Man got it back and could...

A quick update: Trip Man got it back and could not replicate the problem. He decided to just refund my money and be done with me, rather than send me another. Probably, he decided he's losing too...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By Smaug
Thanks for the info; I had forgotten that Kiron =...

Thanks for the info; I had forgotten that Kiron = Vivitar Series 1. Those always had a good reputation.

I think the "Vivitar" tele zoom I just got for my Nikon FG is probably a Kiron. It is not...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 2,647
Posted By Smaug
For every person who likes a "nifty fifty" there...

For every person who likes a "nifty fifty" there is one who doesn't.

I think people like them because they're fast and cheap, and also high quality. It's a "nifty" combination.

For a standard lens...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By Smaug
Wasn't Kiron one of many cheap aftermarket...

Wasn't Kiron one of many cheap aftermarket manufacturers of SLR lenses? Usually the zoom lenses that helped propagate the idea that zooms are never as good as primes? Or were they considered...
Forum: Other RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By Smaug
While I personally have no interest in that...

While I personally have no interest in that camera or old interchangeable lens rangefinders, I quite like your site!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 2,764
Posted By Smaug
Lightbulb I was just thinking about this, and wouldn't this...

I was just thinking about this, and wouldn't this be a fun item to give to a digital photographer who has never tried film? Or to give out at weddings? Then get them back, develop the film and post...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 2,764
Posted By Smaug
This may not be what the OP was thinking about,...

This may not be what the OP was thinking about, but it's a start! (Along with the Lomo and Diana)

https://kosmofoto.com/2019/10/harman-launches-reloadable-kentmere-camera/
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-16-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 2,764
Posted By Smaug
Here's the thing, Japanese businesses are...

Here's the thing, Japanese businesses are risk-averse. When they DO take risks, they generally don't take big ones.

Gearing up to produce film cameras again would be a big risk. (though I'm told...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-16-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 5,073
Posted By Smaug
With the Doxa, it's a Dirk Pitt reference, from...

With the Doxa, it's a Dirk Pitt reference, from the books of a famous author. (I'm blanking on his name right now) Though Dirk's was orange, I think...

Not sure who that Omega Seamaster pic is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-15-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,096
Posted By Smaug
Very nice. Thanks for the info. I'm currently a...

Very nice. Thanks for the info. I'm currently a free member, but may upgrade a some point.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-15-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 2,764
Posted By Smaug
One thing's for sure: being a camera technician...

One thing's for sure: being a camera technician would be a good business to go into.

Watchmaking is coming back too, to support mechanical watches coming back.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 10-14-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,836
Posted By Smaug
Guys, I have to ask, but by the time you spend...

Guys, I have to ask, but by the time you spend money on the printer, ink, paper, and time to do it all, wouldn't it make more sense just to outsource the printing to someone who specializes in it?

I...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 10-14-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 650
Posted By Smaug
Any updates? How about any advice to someone...

Any updates?

How about any advice to someone thinking of getting into making his own B&W prints without a darkroom?

I want proper blacks and full tonal range. Is it realistic to expect to be able...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-14-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,474
Posted By Smaug
You don't think there's any truth to the sharp...

You don't think there's any truth to the sharp elbows comment? ;)

I watched a couple YouTube videos on her, one of which had some interview footage after she'd retired. They said she was disarming,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-14-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 6,010
Posted By Smaug
The ones you mostly see in stores are. But some,...

The ones you mostly see in stores are. But some, for example, audio-technica AT-LP60 and -LP120 are high quality and convenient. I have the AT-LP120. It has a direct drive brushless motor. (no belts...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-14-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 5,073
Posted By Smaug
Something about camera guys, watch guys and I...

Something about camera guys, watch guys and I think motorcycle guys. There's quite some overlap.

With watches, I'm about like I am in cameras. Though with watches, I did try Rolex a couple times;...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-14-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By Smaug
If it's a CRP2 6 V lithium, and at least as...

If it's a CRP2 6 V lithium, and at least as efficient as my Nikon One Touch, you can expect 30+ rolls. (assuming 50% or less flash usage) We pay $6-10 for the battery, but lithiums charge fast, don't...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-14-2019
Replies: 561
Views: 141,754
Posted By Smaug
Greyscale, you've been to Chicago recently? I'm...

Greyscale, you've been to Chicago recently? I'm glad to see you made a stop in Central Camera!

Uncle Bill: I quite like '16 mile creek' and the 'vine and window' shots.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-11-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 162
Posted By Smaug
Post 100 Trivia facts for Olympus' 100th Anniversary

I follow Peter in YouTube, watching maybe one out of every five videos he produces. A lot of them are tips on using Olympus O-MD cameras effectively.

This one is a bit more broad, but very...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-11-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,474
Posted By Smaug
I didn't know who Jane Bown was until this post;...

I didn't know who Jane Bown was until this post; thanks Ko. I just looked her up; found a few book reviews on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHjp44MpmqM&list=WL&index=3). She was AWESOME....
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-11-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 79,419
Posted By Smaug
This video by Joseph Ellis is a good reminder of...

This video by Joseph Ellis is a good reminder of the classical basics. I re-watch it from time to time. Helps me keep my eyes looking for subjects that will make interesting...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-11-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 79,419
Posted By Smaug
Great posts. I learn something from almost every...

Great posts. I learn something from almost every post in this thread.

I like how this forum is filled with articulate, intelligent people. I think it might have something to do with the fact that...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-11-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,049
Posted By Smaug
Smile A couple shots from Milwaukee Oktoberfest last weekend

Tri-X @ 400, developed in D-76 1:3.

Everyone wants Mom's attention:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48880754606_b8ab6a524c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2htqDn9)FB_IMG_1570805844170...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-11-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,087
Posted By Smaug
Very nice collection! However.... It is almost...

Very nice collection!

However....

It is almost a crime to have so many Rollei 35s and not one B 35 or C 35 among them. Yes, technically speaking, they're not quite as good as the 35 and 35 S, but...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-10-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,087
Posted By Smaug
Update: Yashica GS - No change Yashica CC -...

Update:

Yashica GS - No change
Yashica CC - Still out for CLA
Yashica GSN - No change. Haven't gotten around to it
Rollei 35 - Sent out for CLA
Rollei B 35 - Sold
OM1N - Still haven't gotten around...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-10-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By Smaug
Nice work, Mikhail, both on the site and the...

Nice work, Mikhail, both on the site and the photography.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-10-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 15,655
Posted By Smaug
I just picked up a couple Nikon lenses at a...

I just picked up a couple Nikon lenses at a thrift store for $20. (50/1.8 and a 75-200/3.8) I had no Nikon bodies, so I went on ebay and picked up an FG for around $40. I really like this little...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-10-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,474
Posted By Smaug
Red face I seem to be failing spectacularly

...by following the advice of the rabble-rousers here.

I stopped by one of my thrift stores the other day on the way home. There were a couple Nikon lenses, a 50/1.8 pancake. (looks a bit like...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-09-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,715
Posted By Smaug
The problem with rangefinders is that >

> they don't make enough NOISE during the shot to give the photographer a sense of accomplishment.

I've been shooting mostly my fixed lens rangefinders lately, with the leaf shutters built into the...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-09-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 6,388
Posted By Smaug
Yep, the negs are at least 2 stops...

Yep, the negs are at least 2 stops over-exposed.

Here's the album with the pix from this test roll:

The over-exposure sins could be corrected in scanning (with my camera, which just shoots at 1.3...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-09-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 369
Posted By Smaug
Cool idea. ...but they're skipping Chicago!? ...

Cool idea.

...but they're skipping Chicago!? Couldn't find a host there, I bet. They'll drive right by Chicago when going from Milwaukee to Detroit.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-09-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,201
Posted By Smaug
GOD is that an ugly camera! I give you props for...

GOD is that an ugly camera! I give you props for being open-minded, and the image is pretty good. They advertise it as a Holga alternative, but the image looks too good to be Holga. :confused:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-09-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 5,451
Posted By Smaug
those are some very nice images,...

those are some very nice images, dourbalistar!

Seems like you're a big fan of that big lens.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-09-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 6,388
Posted By Smaug
I just shot my first roll with it yesterday....

I just shot my first roll with it yesterday. Developed it yesterday night.

Notes:


I don't mind a film winding wheel instead of a lever. It's a perfectly fair compromise to save production cost....
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-09-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 11,019
Posted By Smaug
I remember selling those new in the 90s. (I'm...

I remember selling those new in the 90s. (I'm getting old, relating these kinds of stories!)

The people who bought them were ones who saw the value in a 28 mm lens, rather than a 35 or 40.

Olympus...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-08-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 6,010
Posted By Smaug
You're the first person I've heard from who...

You're the first person I've heard from who doesn't (seem to) like Fuji's film simulations. :confused:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-08-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,201
Posted By Smaug
Guys, he decided to go with a Rollei 35.

Guys, he decided to go with a Rollei 35.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-07-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 6,388
Posted By Smaug
Here's the Spanish...

Here's the Spanish one:

https://live.staticflickr.com/4034/4579811159_09979b913e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/7YGJin)Olympus Trip 35 (https://flic.kr/p/7YGJin) by Alfredo Hantsch...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-07-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 6,388
Posted By Smaug
Is anyone strong in French?

I was looking for old Olympus Trip 35 magazine ads, and could only find a couple, and neither one in English.

Here's the French one I...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-07-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 6,388
Posted By Smaug
I received my Trip 35 from Trip Man (UK) today....

I received my Trip 35 from Trip Man (UK) today. It is a beauty! Can't wait to get 'er loaded up and shoot a test roll! I decided to invest a bit more to get a known good camera, for a change. I've...
Forum: Yashica RF 10-07-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 867
Posted By Smaug
Nice job, relelael! You've got guts. I've got a...

Nice job, relelael! You've got guts. I've got a GSN waiting for me to get the time and courage and crack into it too. I think mine just needs a POD replacement, as the battery check light works.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-07-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 11,019
Posted By Smaug
Depends on the pocket, hehehe. Into the term...

Depends on the pocket, hehehe.

Into the term "pocketable" I read that it CAN be put in SOME pockets, but was not really designed for pocket carry. So maybe a big jacket pocket. Or pants pocket in a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-07-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By Smaug
Yes, most of the time, pointing the camera down a...

Yes, most of the time, pointing the camera down a bit to meter for backlighting works. When it doesn't, some judgment from experience usually works. So it's a complex, yet precise solution to the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-07-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By Smaug
Here's an entertaining write-up of the OM PC....

Here's an entertaining write-up of the OM PC. :)

http://www.peterferenczi.com/blog/2018/11/27/the-olympus-om40-om-pc-casual-review-tall-dark-and-ugly
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-07-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,201
Posted By Smaug
Another idea, in case you want options, would be...

Another idea, in case you want options, would be a first generation point & shoot camera.

The first generation from the big Japanese companies had excellent lenses: 4 or 5 element 35-40 mm, f/2.8...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-07-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,201
Posted By Smaug
Pfred - Did you find a nice Rollei 35 yet? I was...

Pfred - Did you find a nice Rollei 35 yet? I was going to recommend that you stick with your original idea and get one, esp. if you're going to mostly need something around 40 mm focal length.

I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-07-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By Smaug
Question Thinking of adding another OM body; which one?

I have my grandpa's OM1N. Great camera. I had an OM4 in the past, and it was brilliant. OM3, OM3T and OM4T models are out of the budget, which is < $200 US.

I'd like to add another body with at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-04-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By Smaug
Really? No one? Is my breath THAT bad?! (get...

Really? No one? Is my breath THAT bad?! (get it?)

Don't let me down, ladies! ;)
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-04-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,785
Posted By Smaug
Just a bit of inflation calculation: In 1969,...

Just a bit of inflation calculation:

In 1969, exchange rate was $1 ~ 3.7 DM, so:

A B35 would have cost $80. ($559 or 509 Euros today)
A C35 would have cost $67 ($468 or 426 Euros today
A 35 would...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-04-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,785
Posted By Smaug
Yep! Except for the framing, a fellow would set...

Yep! Except for the framing, a fellow would set it similar to a Rolleiflex TLR, when you think of it. Even the aperture and shutter speed dials are in approximately the same positions!
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,474
Posted By Smaug
Guys, thanks for all the responses. I'm mulling...

Guys, thanks for all the responses. I'm mulling it over.

The problem is I've just discovered Facebook Marketplace, where I can often get killer deals on killer cameras.

CMur12: The Canon FTb is a...
Forum: Yashica RF 10-02-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 867
Posted By Smaug
Welcome to the forum, rolelael. I hope you stick...

Welcome to the forum, rolelael. I hope you stick around. You have to decide if it is worth servicing. If you're breaking connections as you work on it, you're probably not qualified.

As someone said...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 6,010
Posted By Smaug
By the way, some of those concert pix from back...

By the way, some of those concert pix from back in the day posted above are not very good at all, by today's digital standards. With an entry level full frame SLR and a 85/1.8 lens, it would be very...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 6,010
Posted By Smaug
Well, I'm going by this thought process. Correct...

Well, I'm going by this thought process. Correct me if I'm wrong:

1) In Adams' heyday, film and lens constraints meant that in order to make big sharp prints with a full tonal range, one needed a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 6,010
Posted By Smaug
It's quite a bit more difficult with a moving...

It's quite a bit more difficult with a moving subject.


No, I've done it, and it CAN Be done. But Digital is pretty clearly easier to get good results. No matter WHO you are or how experienced you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 6,010
Posted By Smaug
The point about digital being The Choice for low...

The point about digital being The Choice for low light is fair. While it CAN be done well with film, the cost of the ones that are not keepers are high for non-pros.

Pros these days wouldn't even...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By Smaug
Meet-up at Milwaukee Oktoberfest Sat. Oct. 5 2019 anyone?

Mods: I know there are regional forums, but they are quite dead. I don't have any confidence local folks would see this in time. Could you maybe leave this here for a few days before moving...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-02-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,785
Posted By Smaug
It seems the only one that had the letter either...

It seems the only one that had the letter either before or after the '35' was the B. Originally, it was 'B 35'. C 35 was discontinued sooner, probably due to lack of sales. Then later, they decided...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-01-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 243
Posted By Smaug
Minolta Freedom II - Shockingly good lens!

It's a 35 mm f/3.5. So everything's in focus all the time. But oh my gosh, look how sharp! Fomapan 100 in D76 1:3. I was gonna sell this one if the negatives came out OK, as I have too many point &...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-01-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,049
Posted By Smaug
A few shots

Here are a few shots from the first roll. Tri-X in D76 1:3. It's looking good, so far! (click the images for full size)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48829870078_08348d7b7a_k.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,474
Posted By Smaug
Several of those, I already promised to my...

Several of those, I already promised to my daughter. She'd be quite disappointed and it would make me a liar, which is a terrible thing to be seen as by one's kids.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,474
Posted By Smaug
Except for heirlooms? I've done this before, and...

Except for heirlooms?

I've done this before, and have regretted ditching some. I really liked the Nikon FM2N I had, as well as the OM4.

It IS a good rule, though. I may try it for the non-heirloom...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,474
Posted By Smaug
I forgot to mention that I have an AE-1 Program...

I forgot to mention that I have an AE-1 Program that needs a shutter lube. I'm gonna try that myself with the help of some YouTube videos, and if I fail, I'll just throw it out.


Too rich for my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,474
Posted By Smaug
BOTH! That's my problem. Sometimes, I just love...

BOTH! That's my problem. Sometimes, I just love to get my collection out, a glass of wine and just play with them. ...er, I mean exercise the shutters and apertures. I feel guilty about it though....
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,474
Posted By Smaug
(OM1N) I thought of this, but I'm scared she'll...

(OM1N)

I thought of this, but I'm scared she'll wreck it, and I'd be devastated.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,474
Posted By Smaug
Question Requesting advice on reducing my collection

I'm one of those people who enjoys the variety of a collection, but on the other hand I find myself stressing out when it's time to choose a camera to take with me. Or budgeting to have them all...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,578
Posted By Smaug
I should also point out that, although I HAVE a...

I should also point out that, although I HAVE a lot of cameras, lenses and other gear, I only take a small kit each time I go out. Either it's what I'm in the mood to shoot or what is suited to the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,578
Posted By Smaug
I like using a larger bag than I need. That way,...

I like using a larger bag than I need. That way, I can call it a camera bag even though it is a "murse" or "man bag" or "European Carryall". (which are not socially acceptable in the US.) :p
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-30-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 969
Posted By Smaug
Well, this is a niche product in a niche market...

Well, this is a niche product in a niche market in a niche sub-forum, so we can't expect much!

Also, these cameras were apparently not sold widely in the North America, probably the most represented...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-29-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,578
Posted By Smaug
I am always filled with awe of the people who...

I am always filled with awe of the people who shoot with one camera and few lenses. ...but those people usually do just one type of photography.

I love variety in all things. Cameras, media,...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-29-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 810
Posted By Smaug
Fun thread and a good conclusion. The moral?...

Fun thread and a good conclusion. The moral? You've got the good gear in good nick, now spend the money traveling and USING it! ;-)
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-27-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,049
Posted By Smaug
I just got the battery yesterday. Everything...

I just got the battery yesterday. Everything seems to work fine. I've got a roll of Tri-X loaded, to shoot this weekend up in Wisconsin Dells. (though I'm not sure what opportunities I'll have, as...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-27-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 969
Posted By Smaug
nzeeman, very nice photos. That last batch is not...

nzeeman, very nice photos. That last batch is not quite up to the previous standard, if you don't mind my saying so.

However, the last pic could be saved I think if the foreground were cropped out...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-26-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 6,388
Posted By Smaug
Padded case

Guys: What are you using for a smallish padded case for your Trip 35s?
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-26-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,785
Posted By Smaug
Agreed. It's so fast into action, once set. Also...

Agreed. It's so fast into action, once set.

Also agreed. In street photography, once the camera is brought up to the eye, it is like an alarm that you're about to snap a picture. Then, any shots are...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-26-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 678
Posted By Smaug
I don't think it is uncommon. These tiny cameras...

I don't think it is uncommon. These tiny cameras had spectacular lenses; that's part of why it's a cult camera. Good design, good build quality and good lens in a smallish form factor. The images are...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-26-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,087
Posted By Smaug
Hahaha! That's right about what Pal said after...

Hahaha! That's right about what Pal said after you.

Suddenly, I feel really good about myself, for having less than 10 cameras!
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-25-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 6,388
Posted By Smaug
*bump* I just ordered a Trip 35 from Trip Man in...

*bump*

I just ordered a Trip 35 from Trip Man in the UK. I paid a pretty penny, ($125 shipped) but I don't want any more old cameras with issues, so I think it's worth it. All my film cameras need...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-25-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1,581
Posted By Smaug
Re. the 1981 prototype, in the link of the...

Re. the 1981 prototype, in the link of the original post, did you guys read the description of it? It sounds AWESOME:



I wonder why it never made it to production. It could have saved the Rollei 35...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-25-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 678
Posted By Smaug
Old post, but I'd like to hear if the camera...

Old post, but I'd like to hear if the camera still works properly.

It seems to me that this kind of damage might cause a light leak around the lens tube, requiring repair. (or ruining the camera, if...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-25-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,785
Posted By Smaug
I was just thinking (late to the show, as always)...

I was just thinking (late to the show, as always) If you want a 35 S without a light meter, the best bet is to buy a 35 S with a broken light meter and save a hundred bucks. ;)

But I hear you. I...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-24-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,087
Posted By Smaug
I'd love to see a pic of that! I think you're in...

I'd love to see a pic of that!

I think you're in good company. ;)
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-24-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,087
Posted By Smaug
Thanks for taking the time to type that all out....

Thanks for taking the time to type that all out. I find it very interesting, hearing what other collectors/photographers are thinking about each camera. It adds a lot of depth, as opposed to just a...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-24-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,087
Posted By Smaug
Don't worry about including it here as a zone...

Don't worry about including it here as a zone focuser. They're close brothers.

Which one do you prefer between a Yashica ME and an Olympus Trip? I've had several recommendations for an Olympus Trip,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-23-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 806
Posted By Smaug
Even in digital, (except for sports) I never took...

Even in digital, (except for sports) I never took more than 2 or 3.

But to further reduce that, shoot film. You will quickly learn to do your thinking and composing first, instead of in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-23-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 15,655
Posted By Smaug
:eek: I'm not sure I've shot 500 rolls in my...

:eek:

I'm not sure I've shot 500 rolls in my whole LIFE, (including 120) with all my cameras combined! I've got probably 10 rolls through Rollei 35's.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-23-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 961
Posted By Smaug
Since dourbalistar posted a nice shot of his son...

Since dourbalistar posted a nice shot of his son using a camera, here's one that includes my daughter shooting one of me.

I guess it is a tradition that when photographers go out shooting...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-23-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,049
Posted By Smaug
Careful with the battery door/latch. Most of the...

Careful with the battery door/latch. Most of the ones I've seen on ebay have it taped shut. If I had one with a functional battery door, I'd probably press the latch, THEN press the door closed, then...
Forum: Yashica RF 09-23-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By Smaug
No, but I sure will in the future, since the lens...

No, but I sure will in the future, since the lens flare is so ugly. (see Pic #6) I had an orange filter on it for the pix above.

I'm not sure if I'm going to shoot color film. I got back into film...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-23-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,087
Posted By Smaug
I've never heard of the Yashica 35 ME until now....

I've never heard of the Yashica 35 ME until now. Cool. Reminds me of the Vivitar my dad used to have when I was a kid.

It looks automatic except for rough focusing. What sort of battery(ies) does it...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-23-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,087
Posted By Smaug
Nice write-up. Two questions: 1) Why cover the...

Nice write-up. Two questions:

1) Why cover the branding on the 35 mm's, butnot the the Fuji?

2) Why medium format? I guess you print large? Or maybe you like having fewer exposures per roll? I'm...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-23-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,087
Posted By Smaug
Thumbs up That is one awesome blog/site you've got going...

That is one awesome blog/site you've got going there. I particularly like the history of each camera, and posted results. I'm bookmarking this thread so I can come back and read all of those when I...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-23-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,087
Posted By Smaug
Big fan of the minis, eh? You don't like the...

Big fan of the minis, eh?

You don't like the (original) XA? That's the one most of us go for.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-23-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,087
Posted By Smaug
I've read that these have great features, but...

I've read that these have great features, but were not built very well. Has that been your experience?


I had one, and the rangefinder was not accurate, and the lens rings were hard to grab one...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-23-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,087
Posted By Smaug
Does it have the feature where if you press the...

Does it have the feature where if you press the shutter release button and hold it down, it takes the pic but doesn't advance? (as that is the loud part)

Then, you walk away and release the button...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-23-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,087
Posted By Smaug
There are a lot of great cameras, but many of you...

There are a lot of great cameras, but many of you forgot to answer the second part of the question, namely: what are the status'?

Inquiring minds want to know. ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-20-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 15,655
Posted By Smaug
It depends on what aspect of ergonomics one is...

It depends on what aspect of ergonomics one is considering. Viewfinder? Rollei slaughters the XA & Stylus, as well as many cameras twice its size. Ease of putting into service and safely storing? XA...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-20-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 15,655
Posted By Smaug
Here are a few from this past weekend. Fomapan...

Here are a few from this past weekend. Fomapan 100. They required massive correction in post-processing, as the shutter speeds were not consistent. I've since sent it off for...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-20-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,049
Posted By Smaug
I joined a Facebook group for CLASSIC CAMERAS,...

I joined a Facebook group for CLASSIC CAMERAS, mentioned what I was looking for, and a nice fellow sent me his Nikon L35AF3 in mint condition, for only the promise to pay it forward when I can. I'm...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-20-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,087
Posted By Smaug
Question Status Report on your Fixed Lens Rangefinder Collection?

I thought it might be fun to (virtually) peek into one anothers' collections and see/hear about the direction they're going to head.

I'll start.


Yashica Electro 35 GS - This was my grandpa's, he...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-20-2019
Replies: 407
Views: 68,934
Posted By Smaug
I have been soul-searching. Both of my 35s need...

I have been soul-searching. Both of my 35s need work (35 Singapore and B 35 Germany) I think based on your comments, I will get the 35 CLA'd in a couple weeks, as it is my favorite camera to use....
Forum: Yashica RF 09-20-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 540
Posted By Smaug
:cool: Gorgeous pic. The birds are just the...

:cool: Gorgeous pic.

The birds are just the icing on the cake.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-19-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By Smaug
Question What is the best value in photo books?

Somewhere recently, (either here or at dpreview) I read that a fellow makes one photo book per month; that is his way of printing and preserving his work.

I think that is a GREAT idea. Maybe not one...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-19-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,635
Posted By Smaug
Sell one of the M4s and get an M-A. I remember...

Sell one of the M4s and get an M-A.

I remember selling Olympus Mju IIs when they were new. They were amazing, but I'm not sure the lens is anything to write home about.

Sell the F3 without...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-19-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By Smaug
Why is it that I keep buying more cameras, even...

Why is it that I keep buying more cameras, even though I've got a couple good ones? I'm always on the hunt to upgrade.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-19-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 843
Posted By Smaug
Not interested in touchy films, even if they are...

Not interested in touchy films, even if they are cheap. That big latitude is one thing that brought me back to film in the first place.

I'm enjoying the Fomapan so far. The only problem is that...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-19-2019
Replies: 407
Views: 68,934
Posted By Smaug
Looking back again, I see it was 9 years ago....

Looking back again, I see it was 9 years ago. :o

I'm glad to see you're still shooting it.

All these rolls you're shooting... Do you save all the negatives? How?
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-19-2019
Replies: 257
Views: 72,124
Posted By Smaug
Thumbs up Nice pic; I always process those too dark.

Nice pic; I always process those too dark.
Forum: Yashica RF 09-18-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 540
Posted By Smaug
I didn't know UPS park their trucks on the front...

I didn't know UPS park their trucks on the front stabilizer bars in Oregon. :D

I can just imagine what it sounded like when he drove off of the curb and what the sidewalk looked like afterwards.
Forum: Yashica RF 09-18-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By Smaug
Some shots from my CC

I got my Electro 35 CC and gave it a couple shake-down rolls of Fomapan 100 this past weekend. I'ts not 100% right, but it is good enough that I just sent it off to Mark Hama for a CLA.

Points of...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-17-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,367
Posted By Smaug
The B 35 I mentioned above turned out to be...

The B 35 I mentioned above turned out to be missing a screw for the top plate, which I didn't notice in the auction photos. I ordered a screw from a Korean seller; took 3 weeks to get here. I went to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 8,219
Posted By Smaug
Thumbs up Nine years on, Kodak is still bringin' the noise!...

Nine years on, Kodak is still bringin' the noise! :D

Murica.
Forum: Yashica RF 09-16-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 540
Posted By Smaug
Thumbs up I agree; they're beautiful!

I agree; they're beautiful!
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,213
Posted By Smaug
Anyhow, I agree. We "have to" buy online. Then,...

Anyhow, I agree. We "have to" buy online. Then, we have to return the item, because we couldn't handle it. Then they have to either lie and say it is new or charge a restocking fee and sell it as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,213
Posted By Smaug
Do you give the local place a chance to match...

Do you give the local place a chance to match online?

I do, and if they won't play ball, I have no regrets.

One example: My local motorcycle shop only stocks 85% black helmets. I didn't want a...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-16-2019
Replies: 257
Views: 72,124
Posted By Smaug
Here are a few I just got scanned in. Rollei 35...

Here are a few I just got scanned in. Rollei 35 (Tessar). Tri-X, D-76 1:3 and processed to taste after scanning. Mostly boosted contrast.

My daughter on a carnival ride. Who says you need fast AF...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-16-2019
Replies: 257
Views: 72,124
Posted By Smaug
Thumbs up I like this one, Andrew. An 'environmental...

I like this one, Andrew. An 'environmental portrait' as they say.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-16-2019
Replies: 257
Views: 72,124
Posted By Smaug
Thumbs up The chrome in this shot (Rolls Royce?) just looks...

The chrome in this shot (Rolls Royce?) just looks delicious. Very nice.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-14-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 961
Posted By Smaug
We scanned negatives last night with my Olympus...

We scanned negatives last night with my Olympus E-M10.3. She liked that and she liked editing them with funny colors the best.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-13-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By Smaug
Thanks! It looks fun. The barn doors are...

Thanks!

It looks fun. The barn doors are interesting.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-13-2019
Replies: 561
Views: 141,754
Posted By Smaug
Here are a few of my favorites from this past...

Here are a few of my favorites from this past month. They're all from a 35 Tessar from...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-11-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,246
Posted By Smaug
...or, they thought if they raised the price to...

...or, they thought if they raised the price to where it DID make sense, it would drive the demand down even further.

It SEEMS like there would still be a market for 1000', 400' and 100' bulk rolls...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-11-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,246
Posted By Smaug
Awesome references; thanks! I shoot a lot in...

Awesome references; thanks!

I shoot a lot in cameras with max shutter speed of 1/500s. I like Tri-X, but sometimes, it's too fast. I could pull it a stop or two, but I figure why not try something...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-11-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,246
Posted By Smaug
Old bulk film in the freezer seems to be our way...

Old bulk film in the freezer seems to be our way of "investing". Just waiting for the time when it either peaks or Kodak re-introduces it and kills the investment. :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-11-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,246
Posted By Smaug
Would it be worth buying a nice condition Pentax...

Would it be worth buying a nice condition Pentax 110 SLR? :confused:
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-11-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 843
Posted By Smaug
Thanks for all the ideas, guys. *********** In...

Thanks for all the ideas, guys.

***********

In case you're curious about the thumbs-down icon:

I accidentally put a thumbs-down for this thread when I created it. With the dark background on my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-11-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 843
Posted By Smaug
This is a great idea, and I did think of it. But...

This is a great idea, and I did think of it. But it requires meticulous record keeping and some extra work. I just don't realistically have the time for it. (or rather, I can't afford to make this a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-10-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,246
Posted By Smaug
Question Why do you suppose Plus X and Double X didn't make the cut?

I just read up a little bit on Double X, and I see that Casino Royale was shot on Double x. I bet both of these films would sell like hotcakes if they were reintroduced now.

This is the Film...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-10-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 843
Posted By Smaug
Would you describe the extra step? This is one...

Would you describe the extra step?

This is one more push to get back into bulk loading. I'm kicking myself for selling that stuff a decade ago. I had a sweet Bakelite bulk loader, back in the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-10-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 843
Posted By Smaug
A fellow can tell by how the negative looks.

A fellow can tell by how the negative looks.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-10-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 843
Posted By Smaug
Chicago area. Thanks for the reminder, I'll...

Chicago area. Thanks for the reminder, I'll update my profile.

They seem to be out of stock on the 12 exp.

I just placed an order for 13 rolls of 24 exp. Fomapan 100 @ B&H. We'll see how she goes....
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-10-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 843
Posted By Smaug
Question Cheap B&W film for testing ebay cameras?

I'm looking for a cheap B&W film I can develop myself for testing cameras I've bought from ebay before I leave a feedback. Or to sell on ebay, so I can say "film tested" and know write a good...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-10-2019
Replies: 267
Views: 105,535
Posted By Smaug
That's true. However, I brought it up because if...

That's true. However, I brought it up because if the idea is to have a great viewfinder, (for example for glasses-wearers) this one is world class. (and with the bonus of being in a compact package)
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-08-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,427
Posted By Smaug
This is the correct answer. ^

This is the correct answer. ^
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-08-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,821
Posted By Smaug
I'm sorry to hear you've got done regrets from...

I'm sorry to hear you've got done regrets from neglecting done things for the sake of photography. Someone's, it's too easy to obsess and miss the first four the trees. Maybe THIS is the part of the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-05-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1,778
Posted By Smaug
She said she uses a Nikon D90 that she borrowed...

She said she uses a Nikon D90 that she borrowed money to get.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-04-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 15,655
Posted By Smaug
I prefer Olympus to Leica, but I'm finding lately...

I prefer Olympus to Leica, but I'm finding lately that having a camera I love using seems to inspire me to try harder to make good photos. The result is that I make better photos with a lesser camera...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-04-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 15,655
Posted By Smaug
Too small? I think it's the perfect balance...

Too small? I think it's the perfect balance between being compact, yet having a place for all my fingers. After an SLR or full size rangefinder, it does feel small, but you get used to it. There's...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-04-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By Smaug
Interesting camera! It reminds me of the Canon...

Interesting camera!

It reminds me of the Canon Sure Shot Owl I got for my grandma, decades ago. (except that the Owl wasn't billed as being weather proof)

Note that 'weather proof' does not...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-04-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 886
Posted By Smaug
Are you just showing off your baby? (if so,...

Are you just showing off your baby? (if so, that's fine, but maybe include a few words to that effect)

Nice camera. I've thought of buying one more than once.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-04-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 900
Posted By Smaug
Why so many lenses? Are they 3D or ..?

Why so many lenses? Are they 3D or ..?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-04-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By Smaug
Thanks for the anecdote. Good for you I guess,...

Thanks for the anecdote. Good for you I guess, but it's bittersweet. I have my grandpa's cameras. One one hand, I like to have them, but on the other hand, whenever I use them, I miss him like crazy....
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-04-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By Smaug
I'm talking about the original Infinity, which...

I'm talking about the original Infinity, which has the f/2.8 Zuiko lens, rather than the Jr., which has an f/3.5 Olympus lens. I think the Jrs. can still be found for around $40 on ebay. Same for the...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-03-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,644
Posted By Smaug
+1. The beauty of film after digital is that it...

+1.

The beauty of film after digital is that it forces you to slow down and THINK, because each shot costs money.

That makes us better photographers, I've found. Yes, it can be done with digital...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-03-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 84,571
Posted By Smaug
+1. That's a great idea.

+1. That's a great idea.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-03-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 961
Posted By Smaug
Great pic, dour. Funny article too. Thanks.

Great pic, dour.

Funny article too. Thanks.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-03-2019
Replies: 407
Views: 68,934
Posted By Smaug
Thumbs up Nice pic, petronius. Your photos remind me that I...

Nice pic, petronius. Your photos remind me that I need to work on my "macro eye", as I strive to be a "jack of all trades" when it comes to photography.

That you took this with a Rollei 35 shows...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-03-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,309
Posted By Smaug
Lightbulb Suggestion: Add 'Like' button to posts

This being a photography forum, I think it makes a lot of sense: Folks post pix. I hate to reply only to say "nice pic!" and make the threads more bloated than they need to be. I imagine people are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-03-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 79,419
Posted By Smaug
This is a great idea for a thread, and I'm sad...

This is a great idea for a thread, and I'm sad that I'm just now getting into it, and that it isn't more popular. It seems Sticky threads are a mixed blessing this way.

Here are a few pix I would...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-03-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,847
Posted By Smaug
I will quote this, since folks didn't notice...

I will quote this, since folks didn't notice you'd already taken the trip with the Rollei.

Very nice work! You have a bit of everything, except landscapes.

I would have voted Leica, but one can't...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-03-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By Smaug
I have heard of them, but wrote them off as being...

I have heard of them, but wrote them off as being a bit too simplistic. It seems they're aperture priority or program, and scale focus by icon. I guess that is adequate because they were very...
Forum: Yashica RF 09-03-2019
Replies: 337
Views: 100,925
Posted By Smaug
Great-looking cameras, all! How reliable are the...

Great-looking cameras, all!

How reliable are the CdS meters on the Lynxes?

I've got a Electro GS and a CC that should arrive from Japan this week. I'll try to remember to post pix later. The CC...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-01-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 961
Posted By Smaug
Will do. I'm not giving up yet!

Will do. I'm not giving up yet!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-01-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 961
Posted By Smaug
Update: Well, it didn't go that well. She hadn't...

Update: Well, it didn't go that well. She hadn't gotten much exercise and couldn't focus for more than 10 seconds. Oh well, she's 7, after all. She did like stirring the tank, and the look of the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-30-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 961
Posted By Smaug
I got my daughter one of the waterproof sports...

I got my daughter one of the waterproof sports cams too! A less expensive Panasonic. Now she also has my old Pentax MX-1, which is her favorite, at the moment.

Time to upgrade to film now. :-)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-30-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 53,990
Posted By Smaug
:confused: You couldn't be bothered to post...

:confused:

You couldn't be bothered to post anything of substance, but COULD be bothered to post something useless. Why not just refrain from posting then?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-30-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 961
Posted By Smaug
Oh, that's gonna have to wait, I'm afraid. I'm...

Oh, that's gonna have to wait, I'm afraid. I'm only set to develop the film, for now. The rest happens digitally. I'm thinking of signing up with a photography class at a local college, just to be...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-30-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 961
Posted By Smaug
Going to develop film with my daughter tonight

She's 7. I've got her all cranked up about it. Told her we have to load it in the dark, mix chemicals, stir it up.

Last night, I picked up a Canon FTb from Facebook Marketplace. $80 w/ 50/1.8,...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-30-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By Smaug
Hi Huss. Please educate me about Bellamis; what's...

Hi Huss. Please educate me about Bellamis; what's so great about them.

Is the lens is as good as a Zuiko on the XA, for example? Other stuff?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-30-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By Smaug
No, it has a different lens. It was the 35/3.5...

No, it has a different lens. It was the 35/3.5 "Olympus Lens" instead of a 35/2.8 Zuiko.



Yeah, me too. I sure do like their clamshell design better than the shutters that cover the lenses of the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-29-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 15,655
Posted By Smaug
That's a great one. I had one, once. Shouldn't...

That's a great one. I had one, once. Shouldn't have sold it. The multiple spot metering and highlight/shadow reading modes were just what the doctor ordered. No more guessing, no menus needed....
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-29-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By Smaug
Any experience with the Olympus AF1 / Infinity?

http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Olympus_AF-1

I have a bid on one on ebay right now, as I'm on the hunt for a quality point & shoot camera with a quality prime lens for < $100.

I see now that it...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-28-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,764
Posted By Smaug
This. You can get a nice one for ~$300. No...

This.

You can get a nice one for ~$300. No rangefinder mechanism to worry about. Zeiss lens. It would fit in an under seat bag, where it would not get hit if you went down. Pair it with a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-28-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 4,999
Posted By Smaug
Hard drive on PC External USB hard drive Upload...

Hard drive on PC
External USB hard drive
Upload to Facebook and Flickr


Also, I don't save hundreds of thousands of images. One only needs to keep the keepers and family photos.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-28-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,087
Posted By Smaug
It really depends a lot on the sport. For a spot...

It really depends a lot on the sport.

For a spot like soccer (football) in which you can't predict where the action will occur, it is always going to be difficult. I bet the sports pros from the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-28-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 2,928
Posted By Smaug
Rollei had us covered, with the inset dials on...

Rollei had us covered, with the inset dials on the front of the original...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-28-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 59,002
Posted By Smaug
*bump* Challenge: Post a candid pic of a loved...

*bump*

Challenge: Post a candid pic of a loved one or a friend.

Here's mine:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48621317218_a232edf7bc_k.jpg

(Rollei 35, Tri-X)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-28-2019
Replies: 158
Views: 91,877
Posted By Smaug
Here are a few of my favorites. I'm in the...

Here are a few of my favorites. I'm in the "Daddy" stage of my life now, so my favorites are mostly of my daughter. Rollei 35 w/...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-28-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 84,571
Posted By Smaug
Robert, what have you decided to do? (if...

Robert, what have you decided to do? (if anything)

If not, my advice would be to pretend you only have one camera and give it a try. Pick your favorite baby, lock the other one...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-28-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 53,990
Posted By Smaug
I'm posting this 14 years after the original...

I'm posting this 14 years after the original posts. Looking by his profile, I see Alex has posted only as recently as 2 years ago. I hope he is still with us.

Firstly, it's still a great post and...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-27-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By Smaug
That's why it's nice that they're detachable,...

That's why it's nice that they're detachable, instead of built-in, like the later point & shoot cameras.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-27-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 738
Posted By Smaug
What did you end up doing, OP? I agree that...

What did you end up doing, OP?

I agree that distances between 3' and maybe 20' are difficult.

What I do is remember that my foot is exactly a foot long. That works for very close distances when I...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-27-2019
Replies: 267
Views: 105,535
Posted By Smaug
Thinking outside the box a bit, don't rule out...

Thinking outside the box a bit, don't rule out the Rollei 35 for a great viewfinder:

+/- No focus patch in the middle

+ If you're right eye dominant, your nose goes next to the camera and the...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-27-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,049
Posted By Smaug
Looking into it a bit further, the 1st generation...

Looking into it a bit further, the 1st generation one was a bit shorter, probably due to having less electronics for the flash. It also had a better lens, (copy of the Zeiss Sonnar) though the 2nd...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-27-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 31,291
Posted By Smaug
I just found this thread, which is revived once...

I just found this thread, which is revived once in awhile. It seems Ruben is no longer with us. (it was 13 years ago he wrote the original review, after all)

I clicked on this thread because I just...
Forum: Yashica RF 08-27-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By Smaug
By the way, I just bought a Yashica CC last...

By the way, I just bought a Yashica CC last night:...
Forum: Yashica RF 08-26-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By Smaug
I saw the pix, but I didn't see which one gave...

I saw the pix, but I didn't see which one gave your favorite results...
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