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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 966
Posted By Highway 61
Kentmere 400 = Agfa APX 400 New = Rollei RPX...

Kentmere 400 = Agfa APX 400 New = Rollei RPX 400.

Ilford PAN 400 ≠ the above three.
Forum: Nikon RF 07-01-2019
Replies: 438
Views: 166,542
Posted By Highway 61
Interesting to see the repeated image of this...

Interesting to see the repeated image of this character displayed on the large monitor screen, captured with the exact reverse angle by the video system.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-27-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 1,878
Posted By Highway 61
For those who might be interested, Sony just...

For those who might be interested, Sony just released a new series of SD cards said to be the strongest ever, hardware wise :

https://www.sony.com/electronics/sd-cards/sf-gt-series
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-24-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 1,878
Posted By Highway 61
Raid, if PC Inspector Smart Recovery (my above...

Raid, if PC Inspector Smart Recovery (my above post) doesn't work you can try PC Inspector File Recovery from the same software maker which rather deals with system errors (damaged card controller)...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-23-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 1,878
Posted By Highway 61
I've used PC Inspector Smart Recovery from time...

I've used PC Inspector Smart Recovery from time to time, it used to work OK for me in such cases. Freeware :

https://pc-inspector-smart-recovery.en.softonic.com/

I agree that you should never fill...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,497
Posted By Highway 61
There are many different Firefox ad-ons for...

There are many different Firefox ad-ons for blocking ads. This one should not interfere badly with Flickr :

https://getadblock.com/
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,497
Posted By Highway 61
You may try to fully manually erase the data...

You may try to fully manually erase the data stored by your browser :

- cache
- cookies
- search history
- dowloads history
- website preferences
- active connexions
- offline data,
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,497
Posted By Highway 61
So it seems that something is wrong with either...

So it seems that something is wrong with either the plugins or the ad-ons of your Firefox. You need to look at all of them manually.

Tools->Plugins from the toolbar menu will lead you to the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,497
Posted By Highway 61
Click on "Tools" in the toolbar menu (top of your...

Click on "Tools" in the toolbar menu (top of your screen) then click on "Options".
The same, "Tools" then "Plugins".

Plugins are small secondary softwares embedded inside your Firefox and which help...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-20-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,497
Posted By Highway 61
The problem might be caused by how the Flash...

The problem might be caused by how the Flash sourcecode lines of the Flickr pages are treated by your Firefox. It might also be that one of the plug-ins of your Firefox are not compatible with the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-20-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,219
Posted By Highway 61
Mechanically : the Nikkor GN 45mm f/2.8 is...

Mechanically : the Nikkor GN 45mm f/2.8 is designed to be used with a flash (hence the "GN" for Guide Number).
You can disconnect the GN coupling so that you can use the lens normally (focusing will...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-20-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,497
Posted By Highway 61
You click on "?" (toolbar menu) then you click on...

You click on "?" (toolbar menu) then you click on "About Firefox" then you update it (if not up-to-date yet).
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-18-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,497
Posted By Highway 61
It works perfect for me with Firefox (just tested...

It works perfect for me with Firefox (just tested again a few seconds ago). And I have an old version of Windows (XP SP3) and a now outdated Firefox (ESR 52.9.0).

It's gone away from my smartphone...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-16-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,359
Posted By Highway 61
Paris has become so dirty and ugly, with all its...

Paris has become so dirty and ugly, with all its former typical soul gone away, that 12 MF photos in a 3-days trip there are plenty possible and enough indeed.

I fully recommend the "Rolleiflex...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-29-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,497
Posted By Highway 61
You think right 100%, with a 3-4 years old phone...

You think right 100%, with a 3-4 years old phone now you can't use their Android app any longer - no way.

Another reason to be glad not to have paid for their PRO thing... :rolleyes:
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-28-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,497
Posted By Highway 61
Thanks to a mirror downloading website I was able...

Thanks to a mirror downloading website I was able to reinstall the same official flickr app for Android on the same cellphone eventually - great.

Now it's all set up like before : Android 4.3 and v....
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-27-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,497
Posted By Highway 61
Thank you very much, I have just read what your...

Thank you very much, I have just read what your link points to.

Yet I'm in a dead-end, sort of. Wanting to clear the app cache and app data I uninstalled the app by mistake. And I can't reinstall it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-26-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,497
Posted By Highway 61
Since their last week updates and maintenances my...

Since their last week updates and maintenances my flickr app. for Android doesn't work any longer. I had installed it in 2016 and it used to work fine through the former Yahoo login.

Now I am...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,497
Posted By Highway 61
They have listened to Keith's prayers and have...

They have listened to Keith's prayers and have just released a new model of sad panda today !

:D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-18-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By Highway 61
I have been through similar problems with foam...

I have been through similar problems with foam growing up at the top of the developer level inside the tank as far as I agitate during the developing time, with, as a result, the top of the film of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-14-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,360
Posted By Highway 61
Link to PAN 400 data sheet : here...

Link to PAN 400 data sheet : here (https://labo-argentique.com/media/wysiwyg/Fiches_techniques/ilford_pan_400_ENG.pdf).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-14-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,360
Posted By Highway 61
You nailed it. With Kentmere 400 you're on a...

You nailed it.

With Kentmere 400 you're on a budget, the film is a compromise (actual 400 sensitivity contraringly to the Foma 400, but lack of character) and the low price is the key.

With Ilford...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-13-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,360
Posted By Highway 61
What PAN 400 exactly is remains unclear : new...

What PAN 400 exactly is remains unclear : new emulsion made from old recipes, or old HP5 (before the "Plus") emulsion stocks coated onto some modern polyester base ?

Anyway it's an excellent film...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,360
Posted By Highway 61
If you are in Germany, look here...

If you are in Germany, look here (https://www.nordfoto.de/search?page=search&page_action=query&desc=on&sdesc=on&keywords=pan+400).

There is an online shop located in Belgium which lists them even...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,360
Posted By Highway 61
Quite the very same price on both sides of the...

Quite the very same price on both sides of the Rhein then. ;)

In this case I more than before don't understand why you haven't recommended it. Of course it doesn't exist in 120 but the OP's question...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,360
Posted By Highway 61
The EU and the open Schengen market aren't dead...

The EU and the open Schengen market aren't dead yet.

German customers can buy some Ilford PAN 400 online from other EU countries.

Some French retailers price it at 4.80 € per 135-36 roll, all taxes...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,360
Posted By Highway 61
I am surprised nobody mentioned Ilford PAN...

I am surprised nobody mentioned Ilford PAN 400.

Quite more refined than Kentmere 400 for the same price (yet with a tendancy to price increase recently) and very close to HP5+.

Only available in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-11-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,174
Posted By Highway 61
Absolutely. Also - the "decisive moment" (or...

Absolutely.

Also - the "decisive moment" (or instant décisif) being a concept invented by Henri Cartier-Bresson is a forgery.

Who told about that concept was Jean-François Paul de Gondi, cardinal...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,174
Posted By Highway 61
I wiped my eyes a few times before I re-read the...

I wiped my eyes a few times before I re-read the whole thread. I still notice two kinds of stuff : posts answering the OP's question and putting some documented matter on the table, and OT-idiotic...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-08-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,174
Posted By Highway 61
This question could be asked after every thread...

This question could be asked after every thread here...

With this one we, at least, have some interesting matter (but for the usual off topic/dumb posts...) to think of.

Thanks to Marty in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-07-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,174
Posted By Highway 61
Actually this book was first published in French...

Actually this book was first published in French in Dec. 2013 by the Centre Pompidou under the title : "Voir est un tout. Entretiens et conversations (1951-1998)". Edited by Clément Chéroux and Julie...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-07-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,497
Posted By Highway 61
Free account since in 2012 with now 1,000 photos...

Free account since in 2012 with now 1,000 photos (shot 1980-2018) sorted by albums and folders, all scanned negatives, all uploaded as 800x600 (for 135) or 800x800 (for MF) Jpegs weighting just under...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-06-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,174
Posted By Highway 61
Magnum didn't exist before 1947 so it remains...

Magnum didn't exist before 1947 so it remains quite unclear where Henri's negatives shot in 1934-1936 and 1939-1946 were developed.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-06-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,174
Posted By Highway 61
Yes, from time to time in Gassman's apartment rue...

Yes, from time to time in Gassman's apartment rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau in Paris.
They had met in 1933 : then HCB went to the other side of the Atlantic for two years. Gassman didn't and I doubt that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-06-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,174
Posted By Highway 61
From 1950 onwards, after Pierre Gassman launched...

From 1950 onwards, after Pierre Gassman launched his "Pictorial Service" lab in Paris (changed into "PICTO" in 1963), HCB's negatives were developed at Pictorial / PICTO and noticeably printed by...
Forum: Travel 05-01-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,138
Posted By Highway 61
I once spent one week in Tuscany with a D700 and...

I once spent one week in Tuscany with a D700 and some MF Nikkors, it worked out great.

The D700 battery lasts almost forever if you don't chimp, you don't need a spare battery if you don't forget...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,187
Posted By Highway 61
Not surprising, but not pleasant nonetheless. So...

Not surprising, but not pleasant nonetheless.

So far I can confirm that my free account isn't affected by the reduced quality of the visible online or hosted photos. The small size and weight of my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,187
Posted By Highway 61
Yes, that works too, and, yes it is a better...

Yes, that works too, and, yes it is a better approach.

But - what if the gallery owner has disabled the "Download this photo" option ?

Well, not much of a problem : you display the photo at the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,187
Posted By Highway 61
I just looked at Erik's flickr. This is true to...

I just looked at Erik's flickr.

This is true to say that his very nice photos are now displaying as muddy, unsharp images, whatever the size you chose to see them at.

So this seems obvious that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,187
Posted By Highway 61
Thank you Erik. brbo has explained the most of...

Thank you Erik.

brbo has explained the most of it and very clearly.

I will add this : to display a photo hosted at flickr on some other webpages (here on the RFF for instance) the only troublefree...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,187
Posted By Highway 61
It is always better to build links yourself that...

It is always better to build links yourself that having them done automatically by an unsteady system. If you type the and BBCode tags yourself left and right of the image url while posting at RFF...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,187
Posted By Highway 61
When I look at it, it is really plenty sharp ! No...

When I look at it, it is really plenty sharp ! No sharpness problem whatsoever on my screen with it.

But when I look at the photos Erik posted links too, I confirm that they are totally unsharp...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,187
Posted By Highway 61
I just checked this out on my own flickr account....

I just checked this out on my own flickr account. I hadn't logged in for a long while because I'm done with 1,000 photos uploaded so far and I won't pay for their PRO account.

First, no problem to...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-01-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 2,876
Posted By Highway 61
I suppose we should presume the "Mexican...

I suppose we should presume the "Mexican suitcase" negatives were placed in an overly hot and humid suitcase for decades. Yet the images didn't wiped off themselves on those prewar cellulose...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-27-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 2,876
Posted By Highway 61
That it is told to have happened only once in the...

That it is told to have happened only once in the whole rather busy career of Capa (and subsequentcally in all other war photographers') and with a terrible bad luck just for those D-Day photos...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-26-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 2,876
Posted By Highway 61
The drying accident cannot be hold different than...

The drying accident cannot be hold different than a total mystification. Come on ! You have - like many of us - developed enough B&W rolls to know that too hot a drying will just not make the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-26-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 2,876
Posted By Highway 61
Perharps you could re-read what Coleman writes...

Perharps you could re-read what Coleman writes and get that whom he's after are a group of people who spreaded what he considers to be some fakery.

Capa did it too for sure. I own an item of the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-26-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 2,876
Posted By Highway 61
Capa spells with a lone p. ;) It now too belongs...

Capa spells with a lone p. ;)

It now too belongs to the legend and the myth that his girl-friend Gerta Pohorylle named herself "Gerda Taro" to make her newspapers name sounds like Greta Garbo's and...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-26-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 2,876
Posted By Highway 61
Capa was "slightly out of focus" about himself...

Capa was "slightly out of focus" about himself and his own unhappy life. So he didn't refrain those people from building up those true-lies about him. Then he quickly died, probably as expected by...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-26-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 2,876
Posted By Highway 61
Apples versus oranges. Many people think...

Apples versus oranges. Many people think different about the "artistic" quality of Capa's photos.
Such bordeline sentences don't bring anything to the debate about how the Robert Capa myth was built...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-21-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,611
Posted By Highway 61
Unclear as for what you are allowed to and what...

Unclear as for what you are allowed to and what you aren't. No global and clear law but many jurisprudentia cases, all different.

Everything which isn't forbidden by law is permitted. Rule #1....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-18-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By Highway 61
Hi John. Screw with 1.2mm metric threads, if...

Hi John.

Screw with 1.2mm metric threads, if this can be of some help.

You probably can find one at a glasses store then file it down so that it's of the good length for the camera lens mount latch.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-27-2019
Replies: 154
Views: 17,078
Posted By Highway 61
Thanks Jon. The vignetting perceived effect all...

Thanks Jon.

The vignetting perceived effect all depends on the subject, the colors, etc. Hard to tell from those samples ! But I'm still a bit surprised by the amount of vignetting which I can see...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-26-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 15,518
Posted By Highway 61
Agreed. I just scanned a few photos I shot in...

Agreed. I just scanned a few photos I shot in 1988 with a Summicron-M 35mm f/2 V1 and now I am quite shocked by the very visible flare, which spreads over the whole image actually, even in situations...
Forum: Travel 01-11-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,174
Posted By Highway 61
I've been in Chicago for one week in last...

I've been in Chicago for one week in last October.

I agree about Central Camera on Wabash : a very nice place from the outside, you can buy film inside, but don't expect to find second hand gear at...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-10-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,659
Posted By Highway 61
Sounds like something (film debris for instance,...

Sounds like something (film debris for instance, or some black goo coming from the deteriorated light seals foam strips) could have got trapped into the winding gears located at the camera bottom,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-09-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,497
Posted By Highway 61
Bad panda right now too ! Thanks for the tip...

Bad panda right now too ! Thanks for the tip about Toyokazu Nagano, BTW. ;)

Glad I left 1,000 photos on my account and didn't purchase their darn PRO thing. :D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-09-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,659
Posted By Highway 61
Are you sure ? This requires quite some strength...

Are you sure ? This requires quite some strength in your fingers. You have to turn it to the right of the camera when you look at the camera from the back. Locking the mirror up before trying this...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-08-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,659
Posted By Highway 61
The camera cannot be wound so a film inside...

The camera cannot be wound so a film inside wouldn't change things.

But - subsequentally this makes me think of telling this to the OP : open the camera back and fully manually turn the film...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 956
Posted By Highway 61
If you like "natural" black borders around your...

If you like "natural" black borders around your pictures, from scanning or enlarging the whole frame without cropping the least bit (the HCB myth etc), that is a real problem.

The M-A frame...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,659
Posted By Highway 61
Both those indications tell that the shutter is...

Both those indications tell that the shutter is not cocked. So this is not a shutter jam, but a winding jam, because the last shutter actuation didn't release the winding mech.

You could try this...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,659
Posted By Highway 61
To the OP : did you try holding down the rewind...

To the OP : did you try holding down the rewind button while trying to fully wind again, as if you wanted to make a double-exposure ? This can be repeated as many times as you wish.

Did you also try...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-02-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 17,055
Posted By Highway 61
And the color photography based on the...

And the color photography based on the trichromatic technique, invented at the same time in 1869 by two different French individuals, Louis Ducos du Hauron and Charles Cros. They didn't know each...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-23-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,394
Posted By Highway 61
One problem, many friendly explanation attempts,...

One problem, many friendly explanation attempts, and still nobody knows what is really wrong with this F3, because the OP didn't explain it clearly from the beginning and didn't answer the questions...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-21-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,394
Posted By Highway 61
That is strange. If the focusing screen wasn't...

That is strange. If the focusing screen wasn't the culprit, both the two screens should produce the same out of focus visible result when you look at the image in the finder, lock the lens focusing...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-13-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,387
Posted By Highway 61
You can use the foam of the back of a computer...

You can use the foam of the back of a computer mousepad to replace the foam strips of a Nikkormat. With good scissors and a bit a of patience it's easy to cut perfectly sized strips off the mousepad...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-12-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By Highway 61
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/images/ico...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/images/icons/icon5.gif

All Nikon RF cameras can accomodate a gel filter under their main VF front window metal mask.

But apart from putting a Fuji Blue 20...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-12-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,050
Posted By Highway 61
I had a black T4 in the late 1990s then sold it...

I had a black T4 in the late 1990s then sold it out. It's a decent P&S with some flaws : quite long to get ready to take photos after you switched it to ON, very low AF, enormous shutter lag, good...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,577
Posted By Highway 61
This could lead to a kind of funny syllogism......

This could lead to a kind of funny syllogism... ;)

Joking aside, the faves, the likes (and the emphatic comments from people coming out of the blue and/or suddenly wanting you to join a group they...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-08-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,577
Posted By Highway 61
So, thinking that individual users still wanting...

So, thinking that individual users still wanting to have their photos hosted at Flickr under full owner's copyright will now have to pay to help the billions of photos uploaded under CC copyright -...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-07-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,577
Posted By Highway 61
This fully makes sense and this is probably why...

This fully makes sense and this is probably why the space storage unit at Flickr is now becoming the photo not the (mega, giga, tera)bytes any longer.
People like me having carefully downsized and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-06-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By Highway 61
I know that kind of Kodak processed negatives...

I know that kind of Kodak processed negatives packaging quite well, my father's ones from the same era and from the early 1970-era were identical.

I would load them on developing reels, then put the...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 11-03-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By Highway 61
The lens tube friction shims must have got out of...

The lens tube friction shims must have got out of whack.
There is no simple fix to this, replacing the tube friction shims requires a total teardown of the camera front plate. Not worth the extra...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-03-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,577
Posted By Highway 61
Flickr offering 1000 photos to free membership is...

Flickr offering 1000 photos to free membership is very dishonest in my opinion.

With that, people having done a serious, careful and reasonable editing job and wanting to display a long-run...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-02-2018
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,508
Posted By Highway 61
I would not dare putting the pigments used by...

I would not dare putting the pigments used by Raphael, Titian, Tintoretto and Caravaggio under the mechanical motion and friction conditions they would have to endure on some daily working focal...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-02-2018
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,508
Posted By Highway 61
Some remarkable stuff for fixing small holes in...

Some remarkable stuff for fixing small holes in the shutter curtains is the Pébéo Setacolor Opaque black paint (acrylic). Specially designed for painting on fabric. Made in France. Will remain supple...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-02-2018
Replies: 532
Views: 47,186
Posted By Highway 61
Well, "overcooked" or not, this photo is plain...

Well, "overcooked" or not, this photo is plain terrific. What a dynamics it has, alongside with a brilliant composition and an excellent geometry. Super !
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-02-2018
Replies: 68
Views: 1,525
Posted By Highway 61
I would quite recommend the modern (Cosina)...

I would quite recommend the modern (Cosina) Voigtländer 35mm finder. The exact same size and shape as the vintage Canon chrome finder pictured above but with terrific brightlines and overall an even...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,577
Posted By Highway 61
Now let's put it that way. My 1,413 carefully...

Now let's put it that way.

My 1,413 carefully edited photos all weighting 300KB each all make for a used storage space of 424MB.

According to the present terms and conditions of my free Flickr...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,577
Posted By Highway 61
Since I got aware of those Flickr accounts...

Since I got aware of those Flickr accounts changes, I try to tell the truth as often as I can. :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,577
Posted By Highway 61
To easily share my photos with actual friends...

To easily share my photos with actual friends also having a Flickr account for the same reasons, which means, a few people I also talk with, phone to, write to, listen to, have a drink with from time...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,577
Posted By Highway 61
There is a life outside Flickr as there is one...

There is a life outside Flickr as there is one outside Facebook.
Getting rid of spending time at posting photos on the Internet for nobody you know actually to look at them doesn't mean either...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,577
Posted By Highway 61
You've answered your own question already I'm...

You've answered your own question already I'm afraid. Unless Flickr was now owned by Dumb & Dumber.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,577
Posted By Highway 61
If Flickr was used by book publishers, museums...

If Flickr was used by book publishers, museums curators and galleries staff to discover the new genious of the contemporary photography who'd be too shy to promote themselves another way, we might...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,577
Posted By Highway 61
I think that 1,000 photos is quite a low...

I think that 1,000 photos is quite a low limit.

Erik, so far there are 912 photos at your main Flickr account. And you have uploaded a total of 1,591 photos if we add those of your five secondary...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-06-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,013
Posted By Highway 61
This is more than obvious and what I immediatly...

This is more than obvious and what I immediatly thought when I watched this beautiful movie at my local theater when it was released out.
Forum: Nikon RF 10-01-2018
Replies: 432
Views: 81,929
Posted By Highway 61
I agree with Erik, those photos are excellent....

I agree with Erik, those photos are excellent. Yet - I much prefer the first shot because the perspective is much nicer (and not closed as it is on the second shot) and it really allows the spectator...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-27-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By Highway 61
What Brett said.

What Brett said.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-27-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By Highway 61
They were made in Dresden not in Jena. What you...

They were made in Dresden not in Jena.

What you have is a genuine Contax III with at least a Киев foot.

It may have other mechanical or optical Киев parts.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-23-2018
Replies: 69
Views: 2,909
Posted By Highway 61
As friendly as that trend can be, piles of used...

As friendly as that trend can be, piles of used books randomly left by individuals in abandoned phone kiosks or on shelves built here and there in our cities just cannot be called "libraries" and...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-16-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By Highway 61
The "Jena" postwar Contax II sold for $540 USD....

The "Jena" postwar Contax II sold for $540 USD. Looks like classic Zeiss Ikon stuff collectors haven't all disappeared.

But they've gone away from the RFF. Years ago, a thread about a "Jena" Contax...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-12-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By Highway 61
Too expensive by £300 GBP and not of the best...

Too expensive by £300 GBP and not of the best cosmetics condition which I could see. Typically the kind of sale to stay away from.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-11-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By Highway 61
HU : postwar "Jena" Contax II on the big auction site

Item number 332789816731.

Looks like the real McCoy (one of the rare and so-called "Jena" Contax II assembled in Saalfeld after the war from 1946 to the early 1950s with parts from various origins)...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-11-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,218
Posted By Highway 61
From what can be seen on the auction pictures...

From what can be seen on the auction pictures there are no cosmetic Kiev parts but we can't know about the shutter. The shutter crate screws show screwdriver marks. The plastic take-up spool is a...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-09-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,313
Posted By Highway 61
I fully agree to say that a Dutchman who prefers...

I fully agree to say that a Dutchman who prefers to give something valuable to whomever wants to take it for free and use it, rather than easily selling it for his own profit, can be called...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-09-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,218
Posted By Highway 61
This is something you should have mentioned first...

This is something you should have mentioned first in your opening post. Since overhauling a Contax II with all its original parts, including the mandatory ribbons replacement, is highly time...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-09-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,313
Posted By Highway 61
This event proves that this individual and most...

This event proves that this individual and most people in The Netherlands are two opposite kind of characters.

:cool:
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-09-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,313
Posted By Highway 61
I am always in love with those speedy...

I am always in love with those speedy sociological studies of yours, Erik. ;)
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-09-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,218
Posted By Highway 61
Your seller is a smart guy while your idea of...

Your seller is a smart guy while your idea of leaving him a negative feedback wasn't fair.

I suggest that you be a more informed bidder next time. This is easy to find some clues about what to...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-08-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,218
Posted By Highway 61
100% of the Contax II cameras still having their...

100% of the Contax II cameras still having their original shutter ribbons will fail after a few shutter actuations once they have arrived at the buyer's house. This must be known and can't be...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-08-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By Highway 61
Coincidence, I just finished reading Erri de...

Coincidence, I just finished reading Erri de Luca's wonderful novel "Montedidio". The cover photo of my book is by Erich Lessing.


http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51PjHqPu8-L._SX210_.jpg
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 09-06-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,177
Posted By Highway 61
As ugly as the Nikon, game over.

As ugly as the Nikon, game over.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-06-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,969
Posted By Highway 61
The first Hurricane Gordon sample image is lovely...

The first Hurricane Gordon sample image is lovely indeed, Raid.

There is also a series of stains on your sensor at the bottom right of it (top left on the photos).

Best of luck with the sensor...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-06-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 4,476
Posted By Highway 61
Do you mean that they re-dye some regular black...

Do you mean that they re-dye some regular black shutter material in red after having made it more or less white (with some color remover or bleach for instance) and properly rinsed it ? This...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-05-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 1,850
Posted By Highway 61
Ted : hang your negatives (after having let them...

Ted : hang your negatives (after having let them soak for 10 minutes in the wetting agent solution) in the bathroom over the tube or the shower unit after having let some hot tap water run so that...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-05-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,260
Posted By Highway 61
Any amateur repairer reasonably skilled and...

Any amateur repairer reasonably skilled and owning some high quality small screwdrivers and tweezers can service a Contax IIa / IIIa thanks to the tech notes available out there. Rick Oleson's...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-04-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 4,476
Posted By Highway 61
Alan doesn't manufacture the red fabric himself....

Alan doesn't manufacture the red fabric himself. Sourcing the red material from where he buys it shouldn't be that difficult.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-04-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 1,850
Posted By Highway 61
Same method here, for more than 30 years and in...

Same method here, for more than 30 years and in five different houses. No dust problem whatsoever.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-04-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,260
Posted By Highway 61
I had been thinking for long, like normal people,...

I had been thinking for long, like normal people, that no Kiev part could be used on a Contax IIa or IIIa but for some screws (including the front cover and top cover small screws) which are a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-01-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 4,476
Posted By Highway 61
If it doesn't work out that way, I'm quite...

If it doesn't work out that way, I'm quite confident that some (Japanese or from elsewhere) fabric supplier can sell you some red silk sheets being totally light tight and of the good thickness.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-01-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,260
Posted By Highway 61
Looks like this is an early production Contax IIa...

Looks like this is an early production Contax IIa from 1950-1951. Later models had an additional glass unit hold in place with two tiny screws in front of the rangefinder window. This one doesn't...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-01-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 4,476
Posted By Highway 61
How about asking Alan himself ? He will answer...

How about asking Alan himself ? He will answer either yes or no. You won't get shot down.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-31-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 4,476
Posted By Highway 61
How about trying to get some red opaque fabric...

How about trying to get some red opaque fabric sheets to make the new curtains ? This should be quite possible.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-31-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 4,476
Posted By Highway 61
Given the large amount of working Leicas (all...

Given the large amount of working Leicas (all models) being in your house, I should leave it as it is to keep the testimony of the use of this funky red cloth material for the wartime IIIc shutters.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-28-2018
Replies: 104
Views: 8,000
Posted By Highway 61
There are people with a gifted eye taking...

There are people with a gifted eye taking excellent photos and knowing what to do with their gear because they perfectly master it and know how to use it and when. This is why they are called...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-28-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,556
Posted By Highway 61
None that I can see but for putting a screen on...

None that I can see but for putting a screen on the top right and a PSAM dial on the top left to make it look "professional".
A FF mirrorless could very well look like the Fuji XE-3 indeed.
Those...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-27-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By Highway 61
The performance of the Nikkor Ai-S 28/2.8 is...

The performance of the Nikkor Ai-S 28/2.8 is amazing indeed - no internet hype - and the very close focusing distance thanks to its floating elements can be a bonus. But the build quality of this...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-27-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By Highway 61
I owned both and couldn't see actual differences...

I owned both and couldn't see actual differences between the two at all distances and apertures was it on film or with a Nikon FF DSLR.

The Ai-S has plastic parts inside and develops some nasty...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-06-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,245
Posted By Highway 61
From what I remember, most of people using...

From what I remember, most of people using Instamatic cameras or 110 cameras or Polaroid cameras when I was a kid didn't really have that "minimum of thinking". At family or business parties when...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-03-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,245
Posted By Highway 61
The five who founded Magnum immediatly after the...

The five who founded Magnum immediatly after the end of the WWII did it just because the profession of "photojournalist" was endangered already.

Since then, how many great reknown "photojournalists"...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-03-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,245
Posted By Highway 61
So we've got another "Smartphones snappers versus...

So we've got another "Smartphones snappers versus real photographers" soap. Yawn.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,245
Posted By Highway 61
Some years ago I attended an exhibition in Arles....

Some years ago I attended an exhibition in Arles. It was made of dozens of thousands of small anonymous printed color photos from the 1970s and 1980s, all put in the same room. That made a huge pile...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-29-2018
Replies: 119
Views: 4,940
Posted By Highway 61
There is a great story coming from Fort Wayne,...

There is a great story coming from Fort Wayne, Indiana today. :)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-29-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 532
Posted By Highway 61
Push the rewind button at the bottom of the...

Push the rewind button at the bottom of the camera and try to wind then fire the shutter.

If it doesn't work push the double-exposure lever and the same.

If nothing works, take a toothpick and push...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 07-29-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,556
Posted By Highway 61
A small, full metal and beautifully designed...

A small, full metal and beautifully designed F-mount 24MP FF DSLR with the fewest buttons possible, an HP 100% VF with high magnification and interchangeable screens, two SD cards slots and a very...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-22-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By Highway 61
The screw at the take-up fork must be tightened....

The screw at the take-up fork must be tightened. It's here to secure the spring assembly behind the fork. There is no adjustment behind it. Your problem may come from that screw being loose - and...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-20-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By Highway 61
I would suspect the take-up spool. What kind ?...

I would suspect the take-up spool. What kind ? Original Zeiss Ikon one ? No name ? Plastic ? Metal ?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-13-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 2,847
Posted By Highway 61
You may try to mount the lens on another camera...

You may try to mount the lens on another camera and look for subtle differences on the pictures. Who knows.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-13-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 2,847
Posted By Highway 61
The black and nickel III model F is a very...

The black and nickel III model F is a very beautiful camera. Yet this is the lens which took those very nice photos not the camera.

And that lens is a modern Japanese computed shell not a vintage...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-09-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By Highway 61
1. Abnormal 1/4s is usually caused by the slow...

1. Abnormal 1/4s is usually caused by the slow speeds governor having got disaligned over time and/or grime around a peculiar slow speeds driving cam under the slow speeds governor (shutter crate)....
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-15-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By Highway 61
https://lechatmasque.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/m...

https://lechatmasque.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/melancholia_lars_von_trier_energie.jpg

:cool:
Forum: Nikon RF 06-05-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 5,262
Posted By Highway 61
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1721/27644525327_cc...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1721/27644525327_cceb5b5e12_b.jpg


Somewhere in southern France - May 29th 2018

W-Nikkor-C 35mm f/2.5 (black) - Nikon S3 (1958) - Ilford HP5+ - D76 1+1
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-05-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By Highway 61
Some people keep having their Leica M film bodies...

Some people keep having their Leica M film bodies serviced every now and then. This is just ridiculous.

On the other hand, starting to use a Contax II in original condition and not very recently...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-05-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 5,262
Posted By Highway 61
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1734/41612854225_88...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1734/41612854225_883f124e3a_o.jpg


Somewhere in southern France - May 29th 2018

W-Nikkor-C 35mm f/2.5 (black) - Nikon S3 (1958) - Ilford HP5+ - D76 1+1
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 06-03-2018
Replies: 496
Views: 148,041
Posted By Highway 61
The second photo is a true masterpiece, for...

The second photo is a true masterpiece, for several reasons. I assume it was taken through a closed window (reflections at the right bottom corner).
Forum: Nikon RF 05-25-2018
Replies: 110
Views: 16,781
Posted By Highway 61
Robert, as an Italian you will want this one...

Robert, as an Italian you will want this one (https://www.amazon.it/Italiens-Tahar-Ben-Jelloun/dp/273242725X), which is an absolute must-have, yet it is now out of print and has become extremely...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-25-2018
Replies: 110
Views: 16,781
Posted By Highway 61
Robert : some of my references are Bruno Barbey's...

Robert : some of my references are Bruno Barbey's B&W work between 1961 and 1964, the 1954 B&W work by Fulvio Roiter, some of HCB's photos of course and Jean-Loup Sieff's very early photos.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-24-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 995
Posted By Highway 61
The more I think of it, the more I find that we...

The more I think of it, the more I find that we now in 2018 all live in a very, very sad world which offers us the choice between stupidity and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-24-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 3,668
Posted By Highway 61
This sums up my thoughts exactly. For years I...

This sums up my thoughts exactly.

For years I have been hoarding black and white film (35mm and MF) because of the continuous prices increase. As a result I am now using films which are outdated and...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-24-2018
Replies: 110
Views: 16,781
Posted By Highway 61
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/946/40216426310_e73...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/946/40216426310_e738f1a1e9_o.jpg


Criptoportico Nerionano, Roma - Aprile 2018

W-Nikkor-C 28mm f/3.5 (black) - Nikon S3 (1958) and external finder - Fuji Neopan 400 -...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-24-2018
Replies: 110
Views: 16,781
Posted By Highway 61
Grazie ! Actually I know what I am after each...

Grazie ! Actually I know what I am after each time I am in Italy. More or less this is an Italy which is alas slowly but surely decaying and disappearing as time goes by.
The little W-Nikkor-C 28mm...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-24-2018
Replies: 110
Views: 16,781
Posted By Highway 61
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/949/40249583830_ebf...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/949/40249583830_ebf68c99db_o.jpg


"Carré des Niobides" di Balthus, giardino della Villa Medici, Roma - Aprile 2018

W-Nikkor-C 28mm f/3.5 (black) - Nikon S3 (1958) and...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-23-2018
Replies: 110
Views: 16,781
Posted By Highway 61
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/978/42024248021_132...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/978/42024248021_132590c4c4_o.jpg


Giardino della Villa Medici, Roma - Aprile 2018

W-Nikkor-C 28mm f/3.5 (black) - Nikon S3 (1958) and external finder - Fuji Neopan...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-20-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 3,309
Posted By Highway 61
I live in Europe and went only thrice to Canada...

I live in Europe and went only thrice to Canada but each time it was in Ontario and for some reason I have been in Hamilton. That was not so long ago so I could see the decay, which was surprising...
Forum: Travel 05-20-2018
Replies: 142
Views: 4,524
Posted By Highway 61
It all depends on where you go and what you want...

It all depends on where you go and what you want to see and photograph. "Europe" is a bit elusive. Large cities ? Landscapes ? Countryside with rural life ? Cultural events ? Historic places ?...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-19-2018
Replies: 110
Views: 16,781
Posted By Highway 61
Many reknown photographers (Salgado, Turnley) now...

Many reknown photographers (Salgado, Turnley) now shoot on digital but have some large format negatives digitally created. Then they have wet prints done and this is just beautiful.
Best of...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-19-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,307
Posted By Highway 61
This isn't a difficult problem to solve out. For...

This isn't a difficult problem to solve out. For the price of three beers at the pub you will find a Kiev rangefinder donor body on eBay (get one from the 1970s so chances will be quite high, that...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-18-2018
Replies: 110
Views: 16,781
Posted By Highway 61
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/829/42018680902_483...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/829/42018680902_483786f231_b.jpg


Basilica di San Pietro, Roma - Aprile 2018

W-Nikkor-C 28mm f/3.5 (black) - Nikon S3 (1958) and external finder - Ilford PAN 100 -...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-18-2018
Replies: 110
Views: 16,781
Posted By Highway 61
I have two Epson scanners and two dedicated film...

I have two Epson scanners and two dedicated film scanners made by Minolta and Nikon, thank you. If you want a scan which will be a good basework for fine-art inkjet printing, get a good dedicated...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-18-2018
Replies: 110
Views: 16,781
Posted By Highway 61
What "to adapt the histogram before scanning"...

What "to adapt the histogram before scanning" really means, hardware and software wise, has been discussed hundreds of times already. Also, no flatbed can scan at 3200 dpi.
Forum: Nikon RF 05-18-2018
Replies: 110
Views: 16,781
Posted By Highway 61
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/830/42057905231_c8c...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/830/42057905231_c8cf3f91fb_b.jpg


Chiesa di Santa Maria della Consolazione, Roma - Aprile 2018

W-Nikkor-C 28mm f/3.5 (black) - Nikon S3 (1958) and external finder -...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-18-2018
Replies: 110
Views: 16,781
Posted By Highway 61
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/945/42061360011_1ec...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/945/42061360011_1ec76f2089_o.jpg


Basilica di San Sebastiano fuori le mura, Roma - Aprile 2018

W-Nikkor-C 28mm f/3.5 (black) - Nikon S3 (1958) and external finder -...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-18-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,307
Posted By Highway 61
Every optical surface of the beamsplitter...

Every optical surface of the beamsplitter rangefinder unit must be cleaned and so do all the internal surfaces of the VF & RF windows and eyepiece unit.

On the Contax II, the signs of aging of the...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-18-2018
Replies: 110
Views: 16,781
Posted By Highway 61
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/962/42058037601_59a...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/962/42058037601_59ac8cac8c_o.jpg


Chiesa di Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza, Roma - Aprile 2018

W-Nikkor-C 28mm f/3.5 (black) - Nikon S3 (1958) and external finder - HP5+ -...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-17-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,850
Posted By Highway 61
Best thing is to perform your own try-error tests...

Best thing is to perform your own try-error tests first and see what you find out.

As time went by I realized that the Contax/Nikon incompatibility, which has been demonstrated by maths and can't be...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-17-2018
Replies: 110
Views: 16,781
Posted By Highway 61
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/824/41123513635_87c...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/824/41123513635_87cb6367cf_o.jpg


San Pietro in Montorio, Roma - Aprile 2018

W-Nikkor-C 28mm f/3.5 (black) - Nikon S3 (1958) and external finder - HP5+ - D76 1+1
Forum: Nikon RF 05-11-2018
Replies: 110
Views: 16,781
Posted By Highway 61
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/982/41123512535_1b5...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/982/41123512535_1b575840df_o.jpg


San Pietro in Montorio, Roma - Aprile 2018

W-Nikkor-C 28mm f/3.5 (black) - Nikon S3 (1958) and external finder - HP5+ - D76 1+1
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-10-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,520
Posted By Highway 61
From what I see on the pictures and understand...

From what I see on the pictures and understand this is delaminating of the half-mirrored surfaces trapped (cemented) within the main beamsplitter prism unit. So this unit must be dissassembled with...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-03-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,278
Posted By Highway 61
Bikes and cameras/lenses mechanics always matched...

Bikes and cameras/lenses mechanics always matched and always will ! :)

But - I see some heavy moustache distorsion on that lens hood nose... ;)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-03-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,278
Posted By Highway 61
Sounds like they can make it upon customer's...

Sounds like they can make it upon customer's request and send it to their retailer. Just ask them : [email protected]

One seller in HK has some Heliopan 41mm filters for sale in stock, look here...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-03-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,278
Posted By Highway 61
Well, I don't really find them too large and too...

Well, I don't really find them too large and too big. Also, those standard $5 Chinese tilted and vented hoods (copies of the Leitz 12585) will also work just fine on the W-Nikkor-C 35mm f/2.5 without...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-02-2018
Replies: 277
Views: 37,705
Posted By Highway 61
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4422/35673467863_02...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4422/35673467863_0217bab5bc_b.jpg


Nikkormat FTn, Nikkor Ai 50mm f/2, Ilford PAN 100, D76 1+1.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-02-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,278
Posted By Highway 61
Cutting a piece off the front of the lens hood so...

Cutting a piece off the front of the lens hood so that the hood doesn't get into the viewfinder will not do it with a Nikon rangefinder : the whole lens rotate when you focus.

A $5 Chinese tilted...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-29-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By Highway 61
Such a female threaded thing they don't make...

Such a female threaded thing they don't make indeed.

Now you're in for a $5 Chinese screw-in 39mm tilted-vented lens hood. They're nice enough and CNC one-piece machined.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-29-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By Highway 61
Buy a no-name Chinese 46mm tilted-vented hood for...

Buy a no-name Chinese 46mm tilted-vented hood for $5 and "make your 12585 great again" ! ;)
Forum: Nikon RF 04-26-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 750
Posted By Highway 61
I use modern B+W, Heliopan and Hoya filters on...

I use modern B+W, Heliopan and Hoya filters on all my vintage RF Nikkors that take 40.5mm and 43mm filters. They screw on and off properly and I've had no problem so far. Fingers not crossed any...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-07-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 819
Posted By Highway 61
It all depends on what kind of "haze" it...

It all depends on what kind of "haze" it is.

Basic wet oily deposits : isopropylic alcohol.

Hardened oily deposits : acetone then isopropylic alcohol.

Hardened oily deposits having corroded the...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-05-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 529
Posted By Highway 61
Extremely similar and of great help with a Sonnar...

Extremely similar and of great help with a Sonnar :

http://www3.telus.net/public/rpnchbck/Jupiter-9%20dismantle.html
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-04-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,324
Posted By Highway 61
Yes : Biogon 35/2.8 and Biogon 21/4.5. None of...

Yes : Biogon 35/2.8 and Biogon 21/4.5. None of them are "fast" but they match the RF technology quite fine and it's sometimes good to change lenses and to leave the Sonnar 5cm behind (take it this...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-01-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,324
Posted By Highway 61
This is at least a strange statement, Raid. These...

This is at least a strange statement, Raid. These cameras were made for interchangeable lenses even if their viewfinders were for standard lenses only - hence very good external viewfinders for other...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-01-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 584
Posted By Highway 61
It happened to me once with a Nikkor-S 50mm/1.4....

It happened to me once with a Nikkor-S 50mm/1.4. The culprit was the lens release tab of my Nikon SP which had got unscrewed a bit and out of exact alignment wiith the small pin of the lens mount...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-26-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,020
Posted By Highway 61
No it is definitely not. The optics, name ring,...

No it is definitely not. The optics, name ring, black front nose and aperture ring are 100% from a late postwar Sonnar made in Oberkochen, West-Germany.

Whatever origin the barrel is, the problem...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-25-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,020
Posted By Highway 61
There is no need for a long tirade. It's a...

There is no need for a long tirade.

It's a forgery made of a late postwar Oberkochen Sonnar 50/1.5 originally in Contax RF mount and a nice LTM barrel, which is not of FSU origin.

The barrel comes...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-12-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,049
Posted By Highway 61
You and Doug may both speak of the modern ZM...

You and Doug may both speak of the modern ZM Biogon 21/4.5 T* in Leica M mount made in Japan by Cosina while the OP's question may be about the classic Carl Zeiss Biogon 21/4.5 in Contax RF or...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-12-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By Highway 61
Keep your working solution in an inactinic glass...

Keep your working solution in an inactinic glass bottle (one liter of working solution, minimal air in the bottle on top the liquid, good screw-on lid with a rubber gasket) and store it in a dark,...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-12-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,250
Posted By Highway 61
What a coincidence isn't it ?...

What a coincidence isn't it ? :D

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43323944
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-10-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,116
Posted By Highway 61
In 2018, the shutter curtains ends getting out of...

In 2018, the shutter curtains ends getting out of their slats seem to be closer to the rule than to the exception on the now more than fifty years old M4 bodies, which are anything but new Leica...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-10-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,188
Posted By Highway 61
There is one idiot waking up on every morning.

There is one idiot waking up on every morning.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-09-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,188
Posted By Highway 61
That's one of the famous "No name Contax" which...

That's one of the famous "No name Contax" which used to be sold with a Zeiss-Opton Sonnar in 1963-1964. Those were "no name Kiev 4A" actually.

Here the accessory shoe has no serial number, so it can...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-05-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,247
Posted By Highway 61
Sounds like the shutter curtains catch arm may...

Sounds like the shutter curtains catch arm may touch the upper curtain so that the upper curtain is not free to move 100% as soon as you depress the shutter release. Remove the shutter cover and look...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-04-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,116
Posted By Highway 61
The M4 shutter is known for some weakness of the...

The M4 shutter is known for some weakness of the black metal slats in which the shutter curtains ends are taken (without any glue). On yours one shutter curtain may begin to get out of its slat and...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-02-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,247
Posted By Highway 61
I beg to differ. On the postwar shutter the...

I beg to differ. On the postwar shutter the coupled beveled perpendicular gears unit driving the shutter curtains shafts are extremely friction dependent. The least hesitation of the mechanism here...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-28-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,095
Posted By Highway 61
No it can't. If you can clearly see an uneven...

No it can't.

If you can clearly see an uneven motion of the shutter curtains (either the first or the second curtain because both are linked to the spring unit in question in a passive way thanks to...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-28-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,119
Posted By Highway 61
Everything is real. Yes, the Sonnar is an early...

Everything is real. Yes, the Sonnar is an early postwar Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar with the T coatings. Chrome plated brass version (this model of early postwar Sonnar also was made of aluminum) with...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-27-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,095
Posted By Highway 61
From my last successful Contax II overhaul...

From my last successful Contax II overhaul session, here is a photo of where the stitchings at the bottom roller should be once the ribbon has gone under the flat bar of the drum unit. Don't stitch...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-27-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,095
Posted By Highway 61
Bottom roller : the stitches must be done at some...

Bottom roller : the stitches must be done at some distance from the flat bar around which the ribbon loops, so that the ribbon enrolls without any bump. If there is a bump due to having stitched too...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-26-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,095
Posted By Highway 61
So the two curtains are not travelling at the...

So the two curtains are not travelling at the same speed once the shutter is fired. In this case this is a friction problem due either to the ribbons material and thickness, or to how you stitched...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,366
Posted By Highway 61
Those Nikon triangle clips with the black plastic...

Those Nikon triangle clips with the black plastic liners are the best out there. And the Nikon strap eyelets have indestructible steel inserts.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-24-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,759
Posted By Highway 61
http://www3.telus.net/public/rpnchbck/zconrfKiev.h...

http://www3.telus.net/public/rpnchbck/zconrfKiev.htm
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-22-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,095
Posted By Highway 61
Pretty everything synthetic with the same...

Pretty everything synthetic with the same diameter and strength and flexiness as those original thin leather cords will work.

But the problem is that unfolding the curtains blades ends to remove...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-22-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,095
Posted By Highway 61
This is all true, but the prewar shutter is...

This is all true, but the prewar shutter is older, so many things can go wrong just because of this, especially the thin leather cords running behind the shutter curtains blades end folds.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-22-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,095
Posted By Highway 61
I would say that you are fighting the last war....

I would say that you are fighting the last war. :angel:

Look for threads and posts by ZorkiKat here. Advanced search : keyword "ribbons" combined with user name "ZorkiKat". ;)
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-20-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,095
Posted By Highway 61
For a Contax II : 120mm between the two folds...

For a Contax II : 120mm between the two folds will work just fine with some suitable ribbon.

@oftheherd : the Contax I and the Contax II have different shutters.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-19-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,247
Posted By Highway 61
Really yes, but I did this in the very early...

Really yes, but I did this in the very early 2000s as an amateur job. Now I wouldn't have some time free enough to tackle any. I've kept one "black dial" IIa body for me, but don't have the time to...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-16-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,247
Posted By Highway 61
This is it. I have serviced many of them. The...

This is it. I have serviced many of them. The trick is, given that everything is well set at the cams and shafts located under the top cover, and that the narrow black ribbons are not frayed, that...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-13-2018
Replies: 99
Views: 15,842
Posted By Highway 61
Too much gear harms. :cool:

Too much gear harms. :cool:
Forum: Nikon RF 02-03-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,161
Posted By Highway 61
Bravo Erik !

Bravo Erik !
Forum: Nikon RF 02-03-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,161
Posted By Highway 61
This all depends on other things than the slow...

This all depends on other things than the slow speeds, which are not a problem to fix.

Overall cosmetics (chromes, black trims), condition of the main finder prism (clear and intact or desilvering...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-01-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 717
Posted By Highway 61
A dead or weak developer will produce...

A dead or weak developer will produce underdeveloped negatives, i.e. not dense enough. When you scan that kind of negative you get very dark positive images on which much electronic noise (which you...
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