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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Days Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 1,170
Posted By Beemermark
A lot of good suggestions, I've tried them all. ...

A lot of good suggestions, I've tried them all. Works until you get rushed and don't implement them. The solution for me is to use one film in my medium format cameras, one film for my large format...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 614
Posted By Beemermark
You keep shaking it like that and something will...

You keep shaking it like that and something will come loose. Years ago I told Sherry Kraunter that I rode all over the country (coast to coast) on my motorcycle with my M4 in the tank bag. She was...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 5 Days Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 27,142
Posted By Beemermark
I'll second that. The Canon is a great lens. ...

I'll second that. The Canon is a great lens. Had the Canon 50mm 1.4 and kept the 1.5.


Don't understand the issue with collapsing the lens. If it is so difficult why collapse it in the first...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,365
Posted By Beemermark
Price is $18,995.

Price is $18,995.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,339
Posted By Beemermark
Tri-X is my number one film but when I think of...

Tri-X is my number one film but when I think of all the business constraints (re-tooling, NY business atmosphere, employees wages and taxes, etc, etc) I think Kodak and Tri-x X is a lost cause. At...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 355
Posted By Beemermark
Define infinity. On many lenses, especially SLR...

Define infinity. On many lenses, especially SLR lenses, the lens will focus beyond the infinity markings.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 1 Week Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 1,379
Posted By Beemermark
After the M9 fiasco I'll never buy another Leica....

After the M9 fiasco I'll never buy another Leica. Just way too terribly over priced compared to what's available. However, getting that off my chest, I still like my M9. Since the choice is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 355
Posted By Beemermark
Are your pictures in focus?

Are your pictures in focus?
Forum: Optics Theory - 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By Beemermark
I find the head line "Scientist solves 2000 year...

I find the head line "Scientist solves 2000 year old problem" a little difficult to swallow. Crude lenses were invented around 1600 in microscopes and I can assure you no or very simple math was...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By Beemermark
Shopgoodwill brings about 100% higher than prices...

Shopgoodwill brings about 100% higher than prices on eBay - for a no guarantee piece of equipment that was probably donated because it didn't work. Ebay prices are somewhat inflated because the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 898
Posted By Beemermark
In the last 40 years or so (ever since...

In the last 40 years or so (ever since introduced) I've seen few CL's with working meters. Plus usually a host of other issues. Leica took a long time to introduce working "electronics" into their...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 287
Views: 12,666
Posted By Beemermark
I think a lens in LTM would be more desirable...

I think a lens in LTM would be more desirable than another M mount 35mm lens. Not many (any?)choices in a modern 35mm/2 LTM lens. It could be sold with the LTM to M adapter for those wanting the M...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By Beemermark
It's a very sharp & contrasty lens

It's a very sharp & contrasty lens
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,429
Posted By Beemermark
I second the Kodak IIA, but the Signet 35 is also...

I second the Kodak IIA, but the Signet 35 is also a small camera with a fantastic lens and a funky exposure calculator on the back. Then there is the Ricoh 35G
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-18-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By Beemermark
As Kai-san said, it will makes no difference. If...

As Kai-san said, it will makes no difference. If you think it does use a black magic marker to fill it in (stop possible reflections).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,862
Posted By Beemermark
Same issues with SS reels, I always use a hair...

Same issues with SS reels, I always use a hair dryer to dry them out between loading. Don;t know if you can do that with plastic reels (hair dryers can really deliver heat).
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-08-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,147
Posted By Beemermark
They still make BlackBerry phones? I'be had...

They still make BlackBerry phones? I'be had IPhones and love them but when my 6 something died i bought an android. Why? Because IPhones are ridiculously expensive. Buy an IPad and you can do...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-05-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 3,684
Posted By Beemermark
From DAG's web...

From DAG's web page
https://www.dagcamera.com/store/p139/How_Bad_Were_Those_Mercury_Batteries_.html
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-03-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 3,250
Posted By Beemermark
Buy the Leica MR-4 meter. It was made for this...

Buy the Leica MR-4 meter. It was made for this camera and everything else is a work around. You may or may not need a battery adapter. Fast and easy in use. For street shooting you do not even...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-29-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 930
Posted By Beemermark
The sunny 16 rule is SS = 1/focal length...

The sunny 16 rule is SS = 1/focal length



Monopod. Though that camera wasn't really designed to be handheld.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 06-27-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 692
Posted By Beemermark
The long recharge time is the capacitor...

The long recharge time is the capacitor "reforming". Not necessary bad but will take a few charging cycles to find out. I've heard the lens was very good. Chinon made some very good M42 screw...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 06-27-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 692
Posted By Beemermark
Enjoy, but I'd be surprised if the camera works. ...

Enjoy, but I'd be surprised if the camera works. I won one in the late 80's at a company picnic, didn't work out of the box. A great looking neat little camera with a very poor reputation.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-27-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By Beemermark
You have two choices -1) send to a repair person...

You have two choices -1) send to a repair person who will disassemble, determine if any parts need replacing and reassemble or 2) shoot a roll of film and develop.


I can tell you #2 will be cheaper...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-25-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,012
Posted By Beemermark
Yes but at the price he paid for what appears to...

Yes but at the price he paid for what appears to me a major repair (RF prism) it's not worth it in this case. If you want to go this route look for a camera listed as is, in nice cosmetic condition...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-25-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By Beemermark
So you used to be able to buy selenium cells for...

So you used to be able to buy selenium cells for repairing meters. Can't find them on the internet anymore. Really miss Radio shack.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-24-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,012
Posted By Beemermark
File a claim stating "not as described". Don't...

File a claim stating "not as described". Don't even bother with seller, eBay will correspond with him and then tell you to send it back (they don't really care what the seller thinks). You can get...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-22-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By Beemermark
The Nikon website lists"Authorized" Nikon Repair...

The Nikon website lists"Authorized" Nikon Repair centers. They will generally repair any Nikon and give you a quote for repair very quickly. I've been very happy with the one I've used when Nikon...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-21-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 631
Posted By Beemermark
Slip a business card between the meter and camera...

Slip a business card between the meter and camera top when installing or removing and you'll never scratch the top. Works on assembling a 1911 also.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-21-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 631
Posted By Beemermark
Leica RF were made for fast, decisive shooting. ...

Leica RF were made for fast, decisive shooting. Having a separate hand held meter makes the use of the camera awkward. Tough to hold both a handheld meter and camera and then take a reading, and...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-12-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By Beemermark
First, use a red filter to take the photo. Second...

First, use a red filter to take the photo. Second try touching up the negative (difficult if 35mm). Freestyle used to see B&W water colors for retouching prints.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-09-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,099
Posted By Beemermark
The IIIG is to the IIIF as the Leica M4 is to the...

The IIIG is to the IIIF as the Leica M4 is to the M5. Some love it, some don't. I had one once and even though just a little larger is felt much larger and awkward. I went back to a IIIF ST.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-08-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By Beemermark
I don't think they make a 39mm lens ring?

I don't think they make a 39mm lens ring?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-08-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By Beemermark
I use it on the M9 and my film bodies. I've had a...

I use it on the M9 and my film bodies. I've had a number of 21mm and much better than the older Leica 21's.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-07-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,559
Posted By Beemermark
I've done SS reels for more decades than many of...

I've done SS reels for more decades than many of the members have lived. Over the years I've tried many different tanks - Jobo, CPP, etc. Always went back to SS reels as being cheap, easy and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-06-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,079
Posted By Beemermark
The M2 is over 50 years old, so even if the seal...

The M2 is over 50 years old, so even if the seal has been replaced it could have been serviced 30 years ago.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-05-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 954
Posted By Beemermark
Too lazy to look but it has the optical film...

Too lazy to look but it has the optical film reader and flare free finder if that's why you're asking. Bought new around 2006 or early 2007. Silver.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-05-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 954
Posted By Beemermark
I had decided to sell the M7, then I picked it...

I had decided to sell the M7, then I picked it up. So I decided to sell the M4, then I picked it up.

KTMrider you need to buy a BMW. Just had the clutch replaced in my R1200RT for $2012 thus...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-05-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By Beemermark
My bet is the electronics are going bad. I have...

My bet is the electronics are going bad. I have two Leica R3 cameras which are the same vintage as the OM. Now the R3 electronics are notorious for failing but the interesting thing is one works...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-05-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 954
Posted By Beemermark
I almost never take the MR4 meter off. Very...

I almost never take the MR4 meter off. Very accurate meter and very quick to use. I have the VC meter II on my IIIF and can't say I like it all that much. Certainly slower than the M4R in use. If...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-04-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 954
Posted By Beemermark
Sell the M4 or the M7

OK, I'm retired (which means a limited income with no chance of improvement) and I have an M9, M4 and M7. If you google my posts I (and many others) consider the M4 the height of Leica Supremacy. ...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-04-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 632
Posted By Beemermark
In today's world of extreme (lenses -12, 15, 18,...

In today's world of extreme (lenses -12, 15, 18, etc.) 35mm seems rather limiting but for modern photography in the 20th century 35mm was the most used "wide". I waffle between a 35mm and a 50mm...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-02-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 779
Posted By Beemermark
Living in the SE US I find Sunny 22 is probably...

Living in the SE US I find Sunny 22 is probably closer. Then again nothing beats a good meter. Even cheap cameras from the '60's and '70's had reasonably good meters. The key is knowing how to use...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-31-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,141
Posted By Beemermark
Talking You British have a difficult time with English :)

You British have a difficult time with English :)
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-31-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 624
Posted By Beemermark
Or you can try turning the column 180 deg if you...

Or you can try turning the column 180 deg if you have the room.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,583
Posted By Beemermark
VF magnification doesn't impact focusing...

VF magnification doesn't impact focusing accuracy. Focusing accuracy is dictated by the distance between the beam splitters -which is the same for all M series.


VF magnification doesn't help you...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-30-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 920
Posted By Beemermark
The early R4's had no end of issues. Off...

The early R4's had no end of issues. Off warranty Leica wouldn't touch them. After a disastrous start the issues were resolved and after that they were pretty good...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 3,697
Posted By Beemermark
I had a Jobo I picked up in a trade 20 or more...

I had a Jobo I picked up in a trade 20 or more years ago (I gave a 50mm F2 Nikkor for it). Rarely used it except for slide film. Once I stopped doing slide shows I stopped shooting slide film. No...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-30-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 51,998
Posted By Beemermark
Radu is more famously known for working on...

Radu is more famously known for working on ALPAs. If I remember correctly (and I may not) he was trained by ALPA. I figure anyone that can specialize in repairing ALPAs can repair most anything -:)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-30-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 820
Posted By Beemermark
Wow, I've always given Leica in NJ the benefit of...

Wow, I've always given Leica in NJ the benefit of the doubt and they've done excellent service for me over the years but after reading this post I won't be sending them anything. All Elmarits (and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-26-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By Beemermark
Starting using the 3v lithium batteries when I...

Starting using the 3v lithium batteries when I got my M7 back in '07. Couldn't find them locally back then so starting buying them in bulk. Found out they work great in any camera that took two...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,737
Posted By Beemermark
Why would the OP watch these videos if they just...

Why would the OP watch these videos if they just work him up into a lather? I tend not to watch youtube videos of idiots. I've better things to do.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-23-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 832
Posted By Beemermark
I won one at a company picnic in the early 80's. ...

I won one at a company picnic in the early 80's. Broke with the 1st roll of film I put in it. I never (never say never) throw anything away and after 20 or 30 years my wife threw it out cleaning...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-15-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,934
Posted By Beemermark
The building itself can be restored but many of...

The building itself can be restored but many of the treasures inside are gone forever. Sadly, the water damage from putting out the fire will often do more damage than the fire itself.
Forum: Nikon RF 04-09-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By Beemermark
You can do it old school. Basically you start...

You can do it old school. Basically you start with a film and developer that you know makes a good negative. Use hand held meter, tripod, and maybe a ND filter . Run through all the shutter speeds...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-09-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,132
Posted By Beemermark
I guess you could call me the odd duck. Then...

I guess you could call me the odd duck. Then again, look at magazine spreads, pictures in museums, pictures on walls, pictures on buses and tell me the percentage of square formats vs...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-09-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,132
Posted By Beemermark
6X6 negatives usually are cropped to 6x4.5 for...

6X6 negatives usually are cropped to 6x4.5 for printing. A Mamiya 645 with the 35mm lens would give the same results as a SWC. IMHO by the time you invest in another camera system you should just...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-04-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 368
Posted By Beemermark
21mm f/4.5 Biogon om M9

Has anyone used this on their M9? Any issues with color shifts?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-31-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 442
Posted By Beemermark
Have you ever tried loading 220 film onto a reel?...

Have you ever tried loading 220 film onto a reel? :bang:
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-28-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By Beemermark
Looks like the real deal Leica I

Only about 800 made with the Elmar in 1925


https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/65586506
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-21-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 674
Posted By Beemermark
I brew my own beer but I find per-packaged...

I brew my own beer but I find per-packaged developers are far cheaper for developing film. Now I wonder how XTOL tastes?
Forum: Travel 03-19-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By Beemermark
Not sure why 120 film is more difficult to take...

Not sure why 120 film is more difficult to take through check in. I recently flew and was surprised to see (while waiting in line) government posters telling you to have film with ISO > 400 hand...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-18-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,462
Posted By Beemermark
Keep the M3 with the 50 Elmar, stick the 35mm on...

Keep the M3 with the 50 Elmar, stick the 35mm on the M7, sell the goggled 35mm and M4-2 and your all set -:) the M4-2 & 35mm should get you close to the M7.


I had a .58x M7 I picked up used about...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-18-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,462
Posted By Beemermark
I've had a number of M3's over the years (buying...

I've had a number of M3's over the years (buying low and selling high). I never understood the attraction. No easy way to use a 35mm. I've had M2's, one M4-2 (bought new and a piece of cr_p), a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-18-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 722
Posted By Beemermark
Your M2 is more than half of a century old. The...

Your M2 is more than half of a century old. The light seals are wore out. I'm guessing a lot more than just the seals are wore out, need lubricated, adjusted, etc. The $466 is for more than just...
Forum: Photo Software 03-16-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By Beemermark
Lightroom Photmerge

I have Elements V15 and I've never spent much time trying to learn it. I figure if I get the right exposure I've got it nailed - right? However I recently spent a week in Northern New Mexico &...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-16-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By Beemermark
Expensive was sort of my point. I'd return the...

Expensive was sort of my point. I'd return the camera if possible.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-16-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By Beemermark
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Konica-Hexar-AF-Viewfinde...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Konica-Hexar-AF-Viewfinder-Eyecup-Eyepiece-Corre-Myopia-Hyperopia-1Piece/323295129215?hash=item4b45e42e7f:g:5iMAAOSwEElaycrX
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-13-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,532
Posted By Beemermark
Vucanite dries out and crumbles. It will only get...

Vucanite dries out and crumbles. It will only get worse The hard part of putting a new skin on is getting the Vucanite off. Putting the new covering is a breeze. Removing a new covering is also...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-02-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 451
Posted By Beemermark
I'm not that sure it's rust, looks more like...

I'm not that sure it's rust, looks more like normal wear to me. Not sure how you could get enough moisture in the lens to cause rust while not fogging the lens or getting fungus inside.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-27-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 3,305
Posted By Beemermark
I've owned about everything mentioned in these...

I've owned about everything mentioned in these posts and I agree your choice of the Mamiya's or Fuji is probably your best bet. The Mamiya 645 advantage over the Fuji GW690 is interchangeable...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,338
Posted By Beemermark
Many years (decades) ago I owned a book titled...

Many years (decades) ago I owned a book titled "the Amateur Photographer's Handbook" by Aaron Sussman. Not sure when it was published but I bought it around 1970, used. Probably did more to teach...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-22-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 944
Posted By Beemermark
The sunny F16 rule works fine for determining the...

The sunny F16 rule works fine for determining the correct exposure for shooting the moon. The sunshine reflected off the moon is the same sunshine reflected off your lawn at...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-19-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By Beemermark
You can buy some 39 screw in close up filters...

You can buy some 39 screw in close up filters cheap for close up macro work. I have some that I'll sell you. Same issue as modifying yours. Focusing stops at 1 meter.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,371
Posted By Beemermark
I'm still shooting Plus-X. Last year I found an...

I'm still shooting Plus-X. Last year I found an unopened 100 ft can in the attic. Long expired and subjected to 140F temperatures. I think was up there when moved into this house nine years before...
Forum: RFF News 02-19-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,278
Posted By Beemermark
"“bokeh’d” her child" ??. My Dad used to Bokeh'd...

"“bokeh’d” her child" ??. My Dad used to Bokeh'd me but I thought that now fell under child abuse.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 881
Posted By Beemermark
Seems rather complicated. I use SS tanks &...

Seems rather complicated. I use SS tanks & reels, a dark bag for loading the film. Tanks, reels, funnel, chemicals, dark bag, hanger with clothes pins - the whole shebang fits in a 7 gallon garbage...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-18-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By Beemermark
Good old wax paper works fine and is very simple...

Good old wax paper works fine and is very simple to use.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-18-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 707
Posted By Beemermark
If a flashlight doesn't fog the film then I would...

If a flashlight doesn't fog the film then I would think removing the ruby window would work. The again if that didn't work it would be very hard to replace.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-16-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 4,159
Posted By Beemermark
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/352116-USA/...

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/352116-USA/Nikon_1799_F6_35mm_SLR_Autofocus.html


True, in the states but at this price may be worth the shipping and VAT. Me I have a difficult time in...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-14-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By Beemermark
When I started using Vuescan (many, many years...

When I started using Vuescan (many, many years ago) I spent too many sleepless nights trying to find the "best" setting from all the available settings. I mostly scan B&W and finally discover that...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-14-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By Beemermark
Go to hamrick.com and read the news letters, but...

Go to hamrick.com and read the news letters, but I really just scan and do any minimal contrast / cropping in my photo editor.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-14-2019
Replies: 932
Views: 225,423
Posted By Beemermark
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4780/40790730601_63...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4780/40790730601_639cf703d0_k.jpgBryce Canyon Utah
(https://flic.kr/p/259xa5D)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-03-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Beemermark
Try http://www.zuiko.com/web_5__20150924_016.htm,...

Try http://www.zuiko.com/web_5__20150924_016.htm, slows pair of cells for $20
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-02-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Beemermark
Unfortunately it seems that the OM-1 and OM-1n...

Unfortunately it seems that the OM-1 and OM-1n are very prone to dead meters. I've never had an issue with the Om-2 and 2n series. I think the OM-1n and 2n were introduced in the same time frame if...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-02-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By Beemermark
Partial frame lines even occur in my relatively...

Partial frame lines even occur in my relatively new M7. More likely with a LTM to M adapter but also can occur with some lenses. If I twist the lens back and forth (while mounted and locked) the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-26-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 515
Posted By Beemermark
https://www.ebay.com/itm/KODAK-MEDALIST-REPAIR-AND...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/KODAK-MEDALIST-REPAIR-AND-OVERHAUL-SERVICE/153351678351?hash=item23b478e98f:g:WR8AAOSw8R9ai17A

Did my Medalist II and I was very happy. He's been offering this service on...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-23-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By Beemermark
For $100 send it to me.

For $100 send it to me.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-20-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2,156
Posted By Beemermark
Helen, who wouldn't be upbeat to hear from you -:)

Helen, who wouldn't be upbeat to hear from you -:)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-16-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2,156
Posted By Beemermark
I've used Don for decades. Some times he will...

I've used Don for decades. Some times he will not respond - I assume he is very busy. Other times (rare) we'll shoot the breeze for quite awhile. i assume he doesn't have much work or he just...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-14-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,526
Posted By Beemermark
Re-reading this consider photography a minor...

Re-reading this consider photography a minor subject. The fact you have vision in both eyes you should consider a miracle. As you get older you'll find vision is impossible to correct to 20/20...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-14-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,526
Posted By Beemermark
Your situation is somewhat similar to shooting a...

Your situation is somewhat similar to shooting a handgun. For various reasons the proper method is to keep both eyes open while focusing on the gun sights with the dominant eye. It takes effort and...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-14-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,387
Posted By Beemermark
Talking https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/images/ico...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/images/icons/icon14.gif



Not to be demeaning, or sarcastic, but if the OP is asking these type of questions for a (maybe) once in a lifetime trip to Norway...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 01-14-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,899
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His book Collecting and Using Classic Cameras is...

His book Collecting and Using Classic Cameras is one of my favorite camera books.Before buying any classic camera I might be interested in I refer to his book before actually buying. I was just...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-13-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 4,764
Posted By Beemermark
I have an adapter that allows the original...

I have an adapter that allows the original Voigtander Prominent Nokton lens to Leica M. No longer have the lens or Prominent body. Allows rangefinder focusing. I tried to sell it here once but...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-11-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By Beemermark
Will a yellow bucket work for Ilford chemicals?

Will a yellow bucket work for Ilford chemicals?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-11-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By Beemermark
Put it on my shopping list for the next trip to...

Put it on my shopping list for the next trip to HD. Great tip.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-10-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,071
Posted By Beemermark
Did anyone read what the OP is asking. Never saw...

Did anyone read what the OP is asking. Never saw so many confusing and complicated answers. The OP isn't asking how to focus the GA645 but a totally manual RF camera.

If you focus a RF manual...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-30-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By Beemermark
Not snobbish enough, too cheap.

Not snobbish enough, too cheap.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-24-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By Beemermark
Got a quick turn around this morning. $225 Each....

Got a quick turn around this morning. $225 Each. Must be the holiday spirit.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-23-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By Beemermark
Nikon Lenses CLA

I have 105/2.8 and 55/2.8 micro AI lenses that need a CLA. Focusing has become difficult due to the hardening of the grease. I sent them off to an Authorized Nikon repair service that I've used...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-18-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 650
Posted By Beemermark
I use Freestyle with no problems. Not quite as...

I use Freestyle with no problems. Not quite as easy as B&W but not hard either, just a step or two more. I use a picnic cooler large enough to hold all the jugs and about 4~6 gallons of water to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-16-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 899
Posted By Beemermark
If you have a clean iiia, b or f with a clean...

If you have a clean iiia, b or f with a clean Elmer for $300 I'll buy it.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-16-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 763
Posted By Beemermark
Remove the little locking lever on the lens. Old...

Remove the little locking lever on the lens. Old Leica normal lenses had this and most people remove it it as an annoyance. Usually not too hard. Pick a shutter speed and then adjust the aperture...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-15-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 899
Posted By Beemermark
Ad says 30 are fully functional and 6 are for...

Ad says 30 are fully functional and 6 are for parts only. Then he lists each camera and a brief description. Some have lenses. Some uncommon cameras in the list also. Works out to $625 a camera...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-15-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 943
Posted By Beemermark
The Elmar, with the appropriate adapter, can...

The Elmar, with the appropriate adapter, can still be used on an M body without the NOOKY
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-12-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,172
Posted By Beemermark
Never see any cameras at the charity shops, even...

Never see any cameras at the charity shops, even they have gone to eBay. Never see much of anything in Pawn shops, talking to the owners they won't even buy cameras. Once in a great while I'll see...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-11-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 2,559
Posted By Beemermark
The exposure compensation dial is the same as the...

The exposure compensation dial is the same as the X-Pro2 with the same problem, moves way, way too easily.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-11-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 2,559
Posted By Beemermark
Don't know squat about the X100F but I have the...

Don't know squat about the X100F but I have the X-Pro2 with the same ISO dial. When I bought it I thought it was way cool. But as others have pointed out in real life it is a PIA. There are a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-10-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,998
Posted By Beemermark
Have you shot a roll of film through it?

Have you shot a roll of film through it?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-03-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 2,112
Posted By Beemermark
Without specific details (country, method,...

Without specific details (country, method, insurance, etc.) that sounds about right - actual shipping charges, no markup.
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-27-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 992
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I've thought of a lot of things but I'm afraid of...

I've thought of a lot of things but I'm afraid of cosmetically ruining the top. I've tried tape and wedging tooth picks between the body and dial. Has any body tried caulking? I think it should be...
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-27-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 992
Posted By Beemermark
x-Pro 2 and exposure compensation

The biggest hair pulling issue I have with the X-Pro2 is the exposure compensation dial. From the day (in film) the exposure compensation dial wa invented I have never used it. I never...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-25-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 3,090
Posted By Beemermark
Having owned every Leica made (not counting...

Having owned every Leica made (not counting rare models) I second the M4. get the M4-R meter which works exceedingly well and don't look back. for the last few years (decade?) I've used an M4...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-24-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 885
Posted By Beemermark
https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1049731/Franc...

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1049731/France-protests-paris-riots-police-emmanuel-macron-latest-france-news
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-24-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 885
Posted By Beemermark
Daily I think

Daily I think
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-24-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 885
Posted By Beemermark
Thought it wass more like every 10 years -:)

Thought it wass more like every 10 years -:)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-23-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By Beemermark
How good is good? The current Summilux (which I...

How good is good? The current Summilux (which I unfortunately sold) is the best normal lens I ever used.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 11-20-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,649
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OUCH. Been there, done that, but not all in the...

OUCH. Been there, done that, but not all in the same year. Probably an easy $15K for you younger folks that don't even thing about these things -:)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-19-2018
Replies: 163
Views: 4,341
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"https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/themes/gr...

"https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/themes/graphite/misc/navbits_finallink_ltr.gif (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=166823&page=2) Is the M9 price falling with the...
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-16-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,602
Posted By Beemermark
Does the Thumbs Up keep your thumb from...

Does the Thumbs Up keep your thumb from unintentionally rotating the exposure compensation dial?
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-14-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 827
Posted By Beemermark
You have (I think, check eBay) 30 days to file a...

You have (I think, check eBay) 30 days to file a complaint. If the item doesn't arrive in the allocated time just file a "not received" and your money will be refunded.

Simple.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-10-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 5,798
Posted By Beemermark
Make sure the rewind lever has popped back out. ...

Make sure the rewind lever has popped back out. It only moves a fraction and if it's hanging up (pushed in), you'll get exactly what you describe.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-09-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 924
Posted By Beemermark
M9, 21 & 50. I have too many cameras and always...

M9, 21 & 50.


I have too many cameras and always end up taking way too many. End up using the M9 and 50mm for 90% of my subjects. I've tried to force myself to take pictures with the 90 and just...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-01-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 507
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If you have a Harbor Freight nearby they sell a...

If you have a Harbor Freight nearby they sell a plastic divided box with maybe 100 different sized o-ring for $5 or $6. I bought a box a few years ago and I'm always amazed for what an o-ring can...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-30-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By Beemermark
Since the lens mount hasn't changed since about...

Since the lens mount hasn't changed since about 1959 and lens caps should work just fine. I read K. Rockwell site and can't agree. I have body caps from my 1st Nikon F2 to the latest D750. They...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-27-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,042
Posted By Beemermark
Everybody wants a fast or faster lens. f2.0, or...

Everybody wants a fast or faster lens. f2.0, or 1.4, or 1.2 or better yet 1.0. I some how got along great with Kodachrome 25 and f3.5. Except for the pictorial effect of extreme minimal DOF, how...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-27-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,042
Posted By Beemermark
Put an A76 Silver Oxide battery in, set the ASA...

Put an A76 Silver Oxide battery in, set the ASA dial and using the sunny 16 rule see if the meter looks accurate. it probably is. The go shoot a roll or two of film. Develop.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-22-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 916
Posted By Beemermark
Just do it and let us know how it works. I think...

Just do it and let us know how it works. I think drying the prints in the dryer might work also.
Forum: RFF News 10-19-2018
Replies: 151
Views: 8,120
Posted By Beemermark
I like the blond. Sort of miss the point of...

I like the blond.

Sort of miss the point of the camera
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-15-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,074
Posted By Beemermark
Hopefully you have replacement coverage. If you...

Hopefully you have replacement coverage. If you do the insurance company will buy you a new one (minus your deductible).
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-15-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 876
Posted By Beemermark
Mine was replaced in April (was sent in Sept...

Mine was replaced in April (was sent in Sept 2017). $960. Add sales tax if you're in NJ.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-15-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 720
Posted By Beemermark
It's an FTN. The F metered from 10 to 1600, the...

It's an FTN. The F metered from 10 to 1600, the FT was 25 to 3200 changed to 20 to 6400 in late models and the FTN was 6 to 6400. Other minor changes but this is the easiest way to tell.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 10-10-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 852
Posted By Beemermark
Good advice. Lighter fluid works well also to...

Good advice. Lighter fluid works well also to loosen the dried grease and ( I think) it might provide a very wee bit of lubrication. You have to be able to it without it getting on the lenses...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-03-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,496
Posted By Beemermark
M4 1st choice M2 second. I would buy one and...

M4 1st choice M2 second. I would buy one and send it immediately to DAG with a note saying you need a CLA and it back by Dec.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 09-28-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 991
Posted By Beemermark
This is like asking what 50mm lens will work on...

This is like asking what 50mm lens will work on 35mm cameras. There are literally hundreds of 90mm lenses that will work on on your Large Format Camera. Suggest you look on the internet. here is a...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-24-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By Beemermark
If it takes very sharp pictures why do you care?

If it takes very sharp pictures why do you care?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 810
Posted By Beemermark
eBay must have got too expensive even for them

eBay must have got too expensive even for them
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-21-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 781
Posted By Beemermark
Is there enough choice in the Fuji X series

I mean the title to be sarcastic. Looking at the Fuji X lineup there are now 26 models listed. You can only compare 3 at a time on the Fujifilm web site. Given the number that share the same...
Forum: Off Topic 09-20-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 2,274
Posted By Beemermark
Where did you find a Hamilton Khaki for $300? ...

Where did you find a Hamilton Khaki for $300? MIne was over a $1000 quite a few years ago. Also a good Swiss automatic needs to be serviced every now and then Just like a Leica mechanical camera. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-09-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By Beemermark
Photorama USA Fairfax VA

Anybody been to this? I used to do photo shows all through the midwest and then with the internet and digital they died. This show has ran for 3 or 4 years at least so the promoter must be making...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-07-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By Beemermark
This subject has come up every few weeks for as...

This subject has come up every few weeks for as long as I can remember, even before the internet.


Don is alive and your lens is fine. Leave him alone and he miight get some work done.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-07-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,220
Posted By Beemermark
I gave a 23CII and 45MX enlarger away a couple...

I gave a 23CII and 45MX enlarger away a couple years ago because I couldn't find anyone willing to buy them for $25. Included lenses, boards,etc.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-07-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,220
Posted By Beemermark
i think the Graflarger is a better choice. Only...

i think the Graflarger is a better choice. Only worthwhile if you're traveling and using the motel bathroom for enlarging -:)
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-07-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,306
Posted By Beemermark
Not 99% but 100%. All the seller has to do is...

Not 99% but 100%. All the seller has to do is check the "not as described" and the seller is stuck for shipping both ways. Reason so many items on eBay are now from stores and priced higher than...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-07-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,306
Posted By Beemermark
Here's another hint on eBay. Place it on eBay...

Here's another hint on eBay. Place it on eBay with a very high reserve and see how high the bidding goes. That gives you a decent idea of what some is willing to pay. Then subtract 15% and list it...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-05-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By Beemermark
Same as always - Dell XPS 8930 i7-8700 with 16 gb...

Same as always - Dell XPS 8930 i7-8700 with 16 gb memory, Windows 10 and Firefox
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-04-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By Beemermark
Trying to post to classifieds

I'm not new to posting ads but having a problem I've never had before. After I fill out the ad and hit submit the page takes a short period to upload the pictures. But once uploaded instead of...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-03-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 954
Posted By Beemermark
Rokkor 28. Great lens even with the white spots...

Rokkor 28. Great lens even with the white spots (which are on the edges of the glasses and don't seem to affect anything)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-01-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By Beemermark
Take some pictures, if they come out in focus...

Take some pictures, if they come out in focus then the mirror is in the correct focus plane. I'd suggest taking a hot glue gun and dropping a little hot glue on each mirror hold down spot.
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-26-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,055
Posted By Beemermark
John Van Stelton at Focal Point has been put of...

John Van Stelton at Focal Point has been put of business for awhile. Curious if anyone else is doing the type repairs he used to do?
Forum: Olympus RF 08-25-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By Beemermark
Not common at all IMHO and I've owned a couple...

Not common at all IMHO and I've owned a couple and handled a lot more. You probably have a wire inside that the soldered connection has broken. This seems more common with a lot of Olympus cameras...
Forum: Travel 08-23-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,672
Posted By Beemermark
And the people are the greatest. The language is...

And the people are the greatest. The language is a bit of a killer though.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-23-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,288
Posted By Beemermark
I hate 220. I tried it years ago in my...

I hate 220. I tried it years ago in my Rolleiflex 3.5F. Trying to put 10~12 feet of film on a 220 reel way beyond my ability. Even tried it with the lights on. Solution was to buy a 2.8F (also...
Forum: Travel 08-23-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,672
Posted By Beemermark
In that case (since your a pilot I can assume you...

In that case (since your a pilot I can assume you don't mind flying - unlike me) go to Finland. I've been to Japan, Spain, most of Europe, North America and my favorite was Finland. Travel time by...
Forum: Travel 08-21-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,672
Posted By Beemermark
My parents traveled across the US dragging me...

My parents traveled across the US dragging me along before Eisenhower invented the interstate system. As I grew up I continued to travel the US mostly via motorcycle. As I entered my 60's work...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-21-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By Beemermark
As a non chemist engineer I'd say both of your...

As a non chemist engineer I'd say both of your thermometers are off by 1 deg. Put both is a "large" container of crushed ice (not ice cubes) and take a reading. The put a pot of water on the stove...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 08-04-2018
Replies: 53
Views: 2,183
Posted By Beemermark
Too many great LF cameras available cheap to...

Too many great LF cameras available cheap to consider these.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-13-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 2,931
Posted By Beemermark
The F4 also worked with all Niikkor manual lenses...

The F4 also worked with all Niikkor manual lenses in all metering modes. Only camera to do so. However -it is a BRICK. I liked the F3 and / or F100 better.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 07-13-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 760
Posted By Beemermark
All Super Graphic cameras had (if I remember...

All Super Graphic cameras had (if I remember correctly) Graflok backs. Do you mean a Speed Graphic. Go to Graflex.org. Difficult if not near impossible to make a back.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-03-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 5,877
Posted By Beemermark
Judges are human. In this case though I'm...

Judges are human. In this case though I'm inclined to believe that the state of Virginia, financed by taxpayers, had far and away better lawyers then the photographer.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-29-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 2,800
Posted By Beemermark
I need 36 mp to post really sharp pictures on...

I need 36 mp to post really sharp pictures on this website -:)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-24-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,429
Posted By Beemermark
I shoot Kodak in 35mm but bought the Arista 120...

I shoot Kodak in 35mm but bought the Arista 120 film because it was so much cheaper. Guess I'll be only shooting Kodak now.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 06-20-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,079
Posted By Beemermark
Being a rare would I offer about $6,675 less...

Being a rare would I offer about $6,675 less than the asking price
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-19-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 4,913
Posted By Beemermark
And no adapter needed. Kodak frequently threaded...

And no adapter needed. Kodak frequently threaded their lenses for series filters.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-18-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 800
Posted By Beemermark
I didn't get the email and I can find no way to...

I didn't get the email and I can find no way to order on their website.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-16-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 784
Posted By Beemermark
My M& does not have a threaded cap but a twist 90...

My M& does not have a threaded cap but a twist 90 degree plastic cap. Never had a problem with it coming loose in 12 years.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By Beemermark
same scene can tell different stories.

Interesting article on how photographs tell a story - from the photographer's point of...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-11-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,657
Posted By Beemermark
My 21mm Leitz plastic finder does have a locking...

My 21mm Leitz plastic finder does have a locking tab. Even with the lock off it's a bear to remove from the body. I've had maybe a dozen bodies since I bought the finder and it was tight on all of...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-10-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,080
Posted By Beemermark
Back in the early 80's I had a supervisor same...

Back in the early 80's I had a supervisor same age as me who was into rocket launches. There was a picture by Duncan that he really liked in Times (Life?) or one of the major magazines and he wrote...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-10-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,520
Posted By Beemermark
A seller has to start somewhere.

A seller has to start somewhere.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-10-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 883
Posted By Beemermark
What is the difference between Hewes and Nikon...

What is the difference between Hewes and Nikon reels? I have a bunch of 35mm/120/220 reels that I have been using since the late 70's or very early 80's and do't know what brand they are. I've been...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-10-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 2,295
Posted By Beemermark
Finder is included, so you get a decent lens for...

Finder is included, so you get a decent lens for $25.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-09-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By Beemermark
Why do you think it's a scam???

Why do you think it's a scam???
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2018
Replies: 81
Views: 3,375
Posted By Beemermark
Ditto. I forgot I had and saw it hanging in my...

Ditto. I forgot I had and saw it hanging in my closet last week.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-05-2018
Replies: 151
Views: 7,892
Posted By Beemermark
There is rarely, if ever, a Tariff or other...

There is rarely, if ever, a Tariff or other government fee for an item shipped into the US for personal use. From my 30 years experience (learned the hard way) the private shippers all charge a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-30-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By Beemermark
How to to tell if Nikon D750 is Grey Market

So my Nikon D750 popped (literally) off the tripod and bounced a few times on the pavement. Needless to say it needs repair. I bought it used without a box or paperwork so I have no clue if it's...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-23-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,610
Posted By Beemermark
so what is it?

so what is it?
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 05-18-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 2,999
Posted By Beemermark
Fuji currently has sixteen X series bodies. As...

Fuji currently has sixteen X series bodies. As confusing as some of their current menus.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-16-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By Beemermark
Th eyepiece came off my X-Pro2 (a very common...

Th eyepiece came off my X-Pro2 (a very common occurrence) and after contacting Fuji in Edison NJ I sent it in a couple of months ago. Don't really remember how long it was but it was quick. Maybe 2...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-16-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By Beemermark
I have one (somewhere). Sold Prominent and lens...

I have one (somewhere). Sold Prominent and lens a long time ago. I should find it and sell it.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-15-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 7,052
Posted By Beemermark
Wow. All these years and I didn't even know...

Wow. All these years and I didn't even know these shutter modes existed.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-14-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By Beemermark
As far as I know the screen isn't designed to...

As far as I know the screen isn't designed to adjust up or down. I only have the regular III so I might be wrong. There are no "focus" adjustable parts. The screen could be installed incorrectly...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-14-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 11,760
Posted By Beemermark
I had a number of the X series and finally ended...

I had a number of the X series and finally ended up with the X-Pro2. It seems every camera upgrade has a little better sensor and another gadzillon options added to the menu. Based on most of the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-04-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 3,049
Posted By Beemermark
Bill in 40 years or more I've never considered...

Bill in 40 years or more I've never considered going beyond an 11x14 print from a 35mm negative. And it takes a lot to get that 11x14 print, slow speed film, maximum shutter speed or tripod, a good...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-04-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 2,022
Posted By Beemermark
Bought my M7 new in 2005, serial number 294xxx. ...

Bought my M7 new in 2005, serial number 294xxx. I never heard that they a shutter reliability issue. My came with the non flare finder and the contact springs for the DX reading. I don't recall...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-04-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2,664
Posted By Beemermark
The Xenotar and Planar were identical lenses made...

The Xenotar and Planar were identical lenses made to Rollei specifications by different manufacturers. I've had (and have both) over the years and never saw a difference. Any difference people see...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-01-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 735
Posted By Beemermark
I have a few of the 12504 & 12585 hoods but I can...

I have a few of the 12504 & 12585 hoods but I can never find one when I need it (I'm a very organized person). I bought one of those Chinese hoods and was so pleased I bought another half dozen in...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-29-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2,315
Posted By Beemermark
I have two Domke F-2 bags and one F-6. The...

I have two Domke F-2 bags and one F-6. The smaller F-6 should be about right for what you need. My 1st F-2 bag has to been almost 40 years old. Very frayed but very usable. The other 2 bags are...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-29-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,080
Posted By Beemermark
You can order 6th plates from him (2 1/4 x 3...

You can order 6th plates from him (2 1/4 x 3 1/2). I thought about doing hand coating on off for maybe 20 years -:). Do you make your own emulsion or buy a ready made one?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-29-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,080
Posted By Beemermark
I haven't shot large format in awhile (too lazy I...

I haven't shot large format in awhile (too lazy I guess) but controlling contrast by developer and or time was pretty common. Lot easier doing it for individual sheets of film rather than trying to...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-29-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,080
Posted By Beemermark
The back adapter was made for glass plates, and...

The back adapter was made for glass plates, and then an insert was made to allow sheet film. Glass plates were for scientific photography and / or projection. Glass plates and (to a degree) sheet...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-29-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 735
Posted By Beemermark
You are correct, I got my hoods mixed up. The...

You are correct, I got my hoods mixed up. The 12504 Hood unscrews to hold a Series VI filter, the Series VI filter is held in 12585 Hood by clips. I have both hoods (multiples of each) and got the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-29-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 735
Posted By Beemermark
It was made to accept Series VI filters. Not...

It was made to accept Series VI filters. Not sure what you can use it for now.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-28-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,080
Posted By Beemermark
Yes, I should try using mine. I've had it more...

Yes, I should try using mine. I've had it more years than I can remember. Once I try 35mm I might install the cut film back and open the 6 holders (still in the original wrappers and box) and try...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 841
Posted By Beemermark
Seems people rely too much on automation, which...

Seems people rely too much on automation, which is fine in some cases, not so for others. I would suggest getting a copy of Ansel Adams "The Negative". The concept is that a negative displays a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 841
Posted By Beemermark
That's interesting. So that means metering a...

That's interesting. So that means metering a grey card would put it one stop (?) lighter on the zone system? Gotta think about that one.

It was always expose for the highlights with slide film,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 841
Posted By Beemermark
I believe all in camera meters, which use...

I believe all in camera meters, which use reflective light, are calibrated for the 18% grey card.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-21-2018
Replies: 578
Views: 34,871
Posted By Beemermark
Recently had my Rollei serviced by Oceanside...

Recently had my Rollei serviced by Oceanside camera, 4 1/2 months. It's been awhile since I've sent an M film body to DAG but I seem to remember a 6 month wait. So while not happy about the sensor...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-19-2018
Replies: 94
Views: 3,006
Posted By Beemermark
f16 sunshine, are you sure you don't have the E...

f16 sunshine, are you sure you don't have the E model?

I double checked my memory by looking at Arthur Evans "Collectors Guide to Rollei Cameras". Always been my authoritative source when it doubt....
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