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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-03-2014
Replies: 2,716
Views: 797,386
Posted By Mattco26
Nice little set. How is the 35mm on film?

Nice little set. How is the 35mm on film?
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-17-2014
Replies: 3,801
Views: 317,570
Posted By Mattco26
Leica M3/ Jupiter 12 with Fuji 400 and a Pentax...

Leica M3/ Jupiter 12 with Fuji 400 and a Pentax K-01/ Kiron 28mm F/2.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 08-13-2013
Replies: 248
Views: 32,996
Posted By Mattco26
To each his own but I don't understand this line...

To each his own but I don't understand this line of thinking and I hear similar things all the time. Usually it's someone who thinks shooting their DSLR in manual mode makes them a real photographer...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 08-13-2013
Replies: 248
Views: 32,996
Posted By Mattco26
K series lenses work great on the K-01 but you...

K series lenses work great on the K-01 but you need to know the trick first. Compare the back of an A series or any autofocus lens with your K series lens. Take a small piece of thin tape and cover...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-20-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,784
Posted By Mattco26
It's where I got mine.

I found mine in an actual store on the shelf.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=122631

My latest find was a Nikon 35Ti for $4.99.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 02-05-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 4,785
Posted By Mattco26
Yeah if you have an external meter go for it,...

Yeah if you have an external meter go for it, they are solid reliable cameras. Not like the later cheap Kodak stuff. These were built in Germany.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 02-05-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 4,785
Posted By Mattco26
No it works just fine in manual mode without the...

No it works just fine in manual mode without the meter. Just set your aperture and shutter speed on the lens.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-14-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 5,907
Posted By Mattco26
You really should try a battery before sending it...

You really should try a battery before sending it off. The camera won't wind because it is cocked for the next shot. Put the battery I described in with foil or a spring in the second bay to complete...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-09-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 5,907
Posted By Mattco26
Congratulations, keep us posted.

Congratulations, keep us posted.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-07-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,042
Posted By Mattco26
There are 3 Elmar 2.8 lenses. The 2.8 screwmount,...

There are 3 Elmar 2.8 lenses. The 2.8 screwmount, the 2.8 M mount and the 2.8 Elmar-M. I have the 2.8 M mount and I love it. It collapses very small, but I keep a hood on it so I loose some of the...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-07-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 5,907
Posted By Mattco26
Wow I've never seen a black E, you should pick it...

Wow I've never seen a black E, you should pick it up. I use a 1/3N battery, easy to find. As far as the hood goes I use a 49mm vented hood, easy to find and cheap on Ebay. Good luck.
Forum: Olympus RF 11-24-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 10,983
Posted By Mattco26
I love my 35RC, the lens is amazing. I use an...

I love my 35RC, the lens is amazing. I use an adapter ring to 46mm as my lens hood and it works great. If you want better IQ from your Nikon, get a prime lens, 28mm will get you a similar angle of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-12-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 14,596
Posted By Mattco26
I did sell a lot, but I kept some that I just...

I did sell a lot, but I kept some that I just couldn't part with. The Leica is my main camera now, it's my go-to and always in my bag. I like to have a point and shoot like my Panasonic Super Mini or...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-12-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 14,596
Posted By Mattco26
Thank you very much. Now if I could just afford...

Thank you very much. Now if I could just afford to get all the film in my freezer developed!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-10-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 14,596
Posted By Mattco26
It took me hundreds of trips, over about three...

It took me hundreds of trips, over about three years before I found this. You have to figure out the best times to go, I recommend tuesday through thursday. I've probably found 40-50 cameras over the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-17-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3,707
Posted By Mattco26
I love all the things about my M3 that you...

I love all the things about my M3 that you dislike. Go figure.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 10-15-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 4,785
Posted By Mattco26
Yes the meter works great, these were all shot...

Yes the meter works great, these were all shot using the auto exposure mode with the film rated at box speed.

I think these cameras are a steal. They are very high quality and feel solid and...
Forum: Olympus RF 10-08-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 4,927
Posted By Mattco26
I used bulb mode and metered the exposure with my...

I used bulb mode and metered the exposure with my dslr for these night shots. Normally if I needed longer than 1/15th I would just guess using the bulb mode. I don't really shoot it at night or in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-06-2012
Replies: 3,801
Views: 317,570
Posted By Mattco26
Leica M3 5cm f/2.8 Elmar-M Panasonic Super Mini...

Leica M3 5cm f/2.8 Elmar-M
Panasonic Super Mini 34mm f/3.5
Vivitar UWS 22mm f/11
Panasonic Lumix LX3
Forum: Other RF 10-04-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 3,976
Posted By Mattco26
I still have one of these as well. It was my...

I still have one of these as well. It was my first digital camera and I took it everywhere. The back screen is smashed on one side and the body is covered in scratches but it still takes nice...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-04-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 150,643
Posted By Mattco26
No, by turning a ring on the lens you can...

No, by turning a ring on the lens you can actually curve the focus plane of the lens from concave to convex, increasing the depth of field available when shooting a curved object or scene without...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2012
Replies: 3,801
Views: 317,570
Posted By Mattco26
At the beach with 1937 Bessa 120 folder and Nikon...

At the beach with 1937 Bessa 120 folder and Nikon FE with Fuji Velvia, as well as my Spotmatic and SMC Tak 1.4 with Kodak 200. I'm still afraid of taking the M3 near the salt air and sand.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-22-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 5,907
Posted By Mattco26
I think the lens of the AL-F version is more...

I think the lens of the AL-F version is more similar to the Hi-Matic F being a 2.7. The E is a 1.7.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2012
Replies: 3,801
Views: 317,570
Posted By Mattco26
Going downtown today with Leica M3 5cm Elmar M...

Going downtown today with
Leica M3 5cm Elmar M 2.8 Kodak 200

Panasonic Super Mini Kodak 200

Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim Fuji Press 800
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-14-2012
Replies: 3,801
Views: 317,570
Posted By Mattco26
Canon MC. Small compact with 35mm f/2.8 lens....

Canon MC. Small compact with 35mm f/2.8 lens. Loaded with some old Fuji 800 shooting at 400
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-05-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,406
Posted By Mattco26
The Canon A35F is a rangefinder, why is this in...

The Canon A35F is a rangefinder, why is this in the non-rangefinder forum now?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-30-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 14,596
Posted By Mattco26
Thanks everyone. I've been shooting every...

Thanks everyone. I've been shooting every weekend, as soon as I get more developed I'll post.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-30-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,830
Posted By Mattco26
Thank you, I am. I never understood what people...

Thank you, I am. I never understood what people meant by the feeling of quality until I held and operated one.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-30-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,830
Posted By Mattco26
Yep, I think that's right! I have too many...

Yep, I think that's right!

I have too many cameras and I paid very little for the Canon. I think I sold it for 7 or 8 times what I bought it for. I've had two of them and I always end up selling...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-30-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 5,907
Posted By Mattco26
Thanks, I do too. The camera itself feels so...

Thanks, I do too. The camera itself feels so solidly made and the lens is great, I'm not sure why they don't have a greater following. Maybe it's the automatic exposure system?
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-30-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 5,907
Posted By Mattco26
Minolta Hi-Matic E

Just a few pictures from my favorite Hi-Matic. I use a 3v lithium battery in one bay and a small spring in the other bay to complete the...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-30-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,534
Posted By Mattco26
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread....

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=123195

Here are some shots from one I owned. In the right conditions the lens is top-notch.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-30-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,830
Posted By Mattco26
Thanks, my first rangefinder was my Canon A35F,...

Thanks, my first rangefinder was my Canon A35F, I'm keeping that one. I sort of fell into a 58 DS M3 with a matching Elmar 5cm f/2.8. That made me decide to let go of most of my collection and just...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 08-30-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 4,785
Posted By Mattco26
Some shots from my Kodak Retina Automatic III

I love this little camera, its got a nice sharp lens and feels very well constructed. We were at a beer festival when I took these so they're really just snapshots but they do show the character of...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-30-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,406
Posted By Mattco26
You don't need a kit, there aren't any fancy...

You don't need a kit, there aren't any fancy seals in the A35F. I did mine just like I do all of my cameras. If you go to your local craft store you can find two kinds of black felt. One has an...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-30-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,830
Posted By Mattco26
Said goodbye to my Canon QL-17 GIII

This was one of the cameras I let go when I got my Leica, so I though I'd post just a few snaps from it's last roll while I owned it.

Low light portrait of my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-30-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 14,596
Posted By Mattco26
A few more shots, Kodak 400

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8170/7897373956_60508c4e47_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/therealmcosta/7897373956/)
LeicaKodak400Salem014 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/therealmcosta/7897373956/)...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-30-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 14,596
Posted By Mattco26
Two shots with fungus

Here are two photos from the very first roll I put through the camera. These were taken BEFORE I had the lens cleaned, the front element was badly frosted with fungus. I think the film was Ektar...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-15-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 14,596
Posted By Mattco26
Haha no. I did stick it to the reciept and I plan...

Haha no. I did stick it to the reciept and I plan to frame it with a nice photo of the camera and hang it on my wall.

I did however leave the $2.99 pricetag on the Leica Z2X I found last year.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-14-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 14,596
Posted By Mattco26
It was one of the stores out in Gresham near...

It was one of the stores out in Gresham near Division I think. I was working out there for a few days, it isn't one I've ever been to before.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-14-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 14,596
Posted By Mattco26
No way, I can always make more money, I could...

No way, I can always make more money, I could never get this camera back.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-14-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 14,596
Posted By Mattco26
Right, I have 5 of them within 10 miles of my...

Right, I have 5 of them within 10 miles of my house so I used to make it a point to stop on the way to the grocery store or dinner or just on the way home from work. It can become very addicting. In...
Forum: Olympus RF 08-14-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 4,927
Posted By Mattco26
You can get 43.5-46mm adapters on ebay for about...

You can get 43.5-46mm adapters on ebay for about 3 bucks, makes it much easier to find filters and hoods. They really are great cameras, I'll never give mine up.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-14-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 14,596
Posted By Mattco26
You just have to put in the time. There probably...

You just have to put in the time. There probably aren't many Leicas to be found but plenty of other great cameras. I've been stopping at Goodwills for a few years, I used to do it 2-3 times a week....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-14-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 14,596
Posted By Mattco26
I saw the back of it from the other end of the...

I saw the back of it from the other end of the aisle and basically jogged the distance. I grabbed it, did a triple take, cycled the shutter, looked at the lens and just held onto it. While looking...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-14-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 14,596
Posted By Mattco26
Thanks, I intend to. I sold off most of my other...

Thanks, I intend to. I sold off most of my other film cameras since I got this. I kept just the ones I'm attached to and can't bear to part with. My girlfriend is happy since she gets to use my K10D...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-14-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 14,596
Posted By Mattco26
1958 Leica M3 Double Stroke and Elmar M 5cm f/2.8 Goodwill find of a lifetime.

I found this at a Goodwill, for the grand sum of $12.99. The lens had some pretty bad fungus in it, so I sent it out to get cleaned. They were able to clean the fungus but some of it had etched the...
Forum: Olympus RF 08-14-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 4,927
Posted By Mattco26
Some shots from my Olympus 35RC

Kodak Tri-X 400 scanned with my Epson V500, 2400dpi, no PP other than crop and rotation adjustment.

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6210/6058261004_cc0c1b6b3c_z.jpg...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-14-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 7,865
Posted By Mattco26
Craigslist advocates it's users flagging of...

Craigslist advocates it's users flagging of fraudulent ads.



So because someone flagged your legitimate ad I shouldn't flag his illegitimate ad? That makes no sense.

When did this happen? Who said...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-13-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 7,865
Posted By Mattco26
He's giving false information and representing...

He's giving false information and representing his item as something it's not, he's also stolen photos. There is a reason Craigslist users can flag ads. This type of ad is the perfect example.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-12-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 7,865
Posted By Mattco26
Commence Operation Flag!

Commence Operation Flag!
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-07-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 7,865
Posted By Mattco26
He did. :bang:

He did. :bang:
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-07-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 7,865
Posted By Mattco26
You're confused. He was talking about this...

You're confused. He was talking about this particular fraudulent listing. No need to get all worked up.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-06-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 7,865
Posted By Mattco26
I just flagged it again, it's gone now.

I just flagged it again, it's gone now.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 08-06-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 8,927
Posted By Mattco26
Right, I'm more interested in a camera that...

Right, I'm more interested in a camera that doesn't exist at all, for lens mounts that have no current system. I don't see the point of stripping down something that already exists, just ignore the...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 08-05-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 8,927
Posted By Mattco26
Why wouldn't you just buy a 5D and change the...

Why wouldn't you just buy a 5D and change the focus screen?
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-05-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 7,865
Posted By Mattco26
Don't get it

I don't understand this attitude at all. Why wouldn't you ever buy from Craigslist? I've bought and sold cars cameras all kinds of stuff. Are you the type that thinks buying from a dealer is the only...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 08-02-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 8,927
Posted By Mattco26
I want someone to build this for ME: 12MP 24X36...

I want someone to build this for ME:

12MP 24X36 35mm film size sensor

Nice bright large pentaprism viewfinder

Changeable focus screens

30 sec to 1/4000th shutter
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-27-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 3,529
Posted By Mattco26
That's the second worse thing about browsing...

That's the second worse thing about browsing through Flickr, the pretentious titles that someone will add to their photos, hoping to make a boring poorly framed and technically lacking shot into some...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-27-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 3,529
Posted By Mattco26
Right, that's what I was getting at. People...

Right, that's what I was getting at. People expect the news right now and for free on their tv or computer. We don't have to wait for the nightly news or the morning paper to find out what's going on...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-24-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 3,529
Posted By Mattco26
The world is changing. Photography is changing...

The world is changing. Photography is changing with it. I'm tired of hearing how everything from the past was better and had more meaning. Things change, it's up to you to make the best of them.

We...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-23-2012
Replies: 64
Views: 10,898
Posted By Mattco26
You're making it too hard.

If you don't care what people say, then why are you asking for our opinions? Scanning isn't that difficult. I use a local lab to process my negs, then I scan them myself. You can do fast and dirty...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-19-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,600
Posted By Mattco26
Looks great, I love my LX3 but I'd love it even...

Looks great, I love my LX3 but I'd love it even more if it could take an EVF like the LX5 and this camera. The aperture ring looks cool and all but I'm not sure how useful it really is. With the huge...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 4,146
Posted By Mattco26
Hopefully Kodak can sell of their photo division...

Hopefully Kodak can sell of their photo division to a parent company who will spend a little bit of money on a few new cheap Instamatic cameras built in the US and take Lomo's made-in-China...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 5,706
Posted By Mattco26
What type of photography do you do the most? What...

What type of photography do you do the most?
What cameras have you owned in the past?
Do you still have any lenses?

This info might help people help you make a better decision.

There isn't...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-10-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 4,298
Posted By Mattco26
I don't think that's true. Lomo re-brands film...

I don't think that's true. Lomo re-brands film from many different suppliers, some of it is Fuji, some of it is Agfa, and I'm sure some of it is Kodak but certainly not all of it.

It would still...
Forum: Film vs Digital 02-09-2012
Replies: 128
Views: 9,581
Posted By Mattco26
Film: Beauty Digital: Convenience

Film: Beauty
Digital: Convenience
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-09-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 4,298
Posted By Mattco26
My Plan for Kodak

Wow. Click on the Kodak logo and go to their main site.

Go to "Consumer Products and Services"

Look at all the film types they have!!!


Film is only under the "Commercial Businesses" tab. Truly...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-09-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 4,298
Posted By Mattco26
What happened to Ilford that was so bad? I can...

What happened to Ilford that was so bad? I can still buy their film up the street at my local camera shop so it couldn't be all that bad.

From the articles I've read it seems that they want to...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-09-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 9,475
Posted By Mattco26
Why is that? Would you like it longer or shorter?

Why is that? Would you like it longer or shorter?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-09-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 3,085
Posted By Mattco26
Did you use a yellow filter for these?

Did you use a yellow filter for these?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-02-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,468
Posted By Mattco26
I've got the black version, one of my favorites....

I've got the black version, one of my favorites. Funny how people will pay more for the Konica Pop with the f/4 lens instead of this one.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-02-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 6,009
Posted By Mattco26
I took this out fishing with me last summer and...

I took this out fishing with me last summer and shot a roll but it's in the drawer to go get developed. Any reports on the lens quality/character?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-02-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 6,009
Posted By Mattco26
It's so tough to really pick just one, the...

It's so tough to really pick just one, the Yashica T4 Super and the Canon AF35ml(I always buy these when I find them, I've got three) are on the top of the list. The Canon MC has some character to it...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-01-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 6,009
Posted By Mattco26
Unfortunately for me there aren't many GR1s at...

Unfortunately for me there aren't many GR1s at thrift stores, that's where I got ALL of these.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-01-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 6,009
Posted By Mattco26
My poing and shoot collection

February 21st: I've decided to go medium format, so these are all up for sale, pm me with offers if you're interested. I'm not looking to get rich but be fair. Thanks.



Point and shoot not Poing...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-01-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,976
Posted By Mattco26
That's what I thought as well but I couldn't find...

That's what I thought as well but I couldn't find one.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-01-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,976
Posted By Mattco26
Samsung AF Slim Dual HELP! photo added

I just picked up a Samsung AF Slim Dual camera at one of the local thrift stores, but I can't find any information about it online. It's about the same size as the regular AF Slim and has the square...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-07-2011
Replies: 100
Views: 8,634
Posted By Mattco26
I think many more feature films are still shot on...

I think many more feature films are still shot on film than we think. I'm sure the huge special effects movies are mostly digital, but regular character driven movies are still mostly shot on film. I...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 11-08-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 22,586
Posted By Mattco26
What do you need to know? I don't have the manual...

What do you need to know? I don't have the manual but I do have the camera. It's a pretty simple one. Put in batteries and film, set the ISO, set the zone focus and shoot.
Forum: Off Topic 11-02-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 1,956
Posted By Mattco26
Zing!!! His site is full of great information...

Zing!!! His site is full of great information but his absolutes are disturbing. This camera is the BEST EVER for this, or this camera is Minolta's BEST EVER SLR just because its the one he owns....
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