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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Days Ago
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Minolta Rokkor Lens Question

Optically what is the difference between the Rokkor lenses made for the SR-1 through SR-7 and Rokkor MC lenses?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 919
Posted By cary
A couple of months ago I had Don CLA and replace...

A couple of months ago I had Don CLA and replace the prism only SL MOT. Just a great camera to use!
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
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Views: 867,453
Posted By cary
An original 49mm Minolta UV filter.

An original 49mm Minolta UV filter.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2019
Replies: 244
Views: 12,330
Posted By cary
For many years it was the Nikon F, now it's a...

For many years it was the Nikon F, now it's a Leicaflex SL, I like having a built in meter.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-28-2019
Replies: 2,699
Views: 793,083
Posted By cary
Great collection of Nikons!

Great collection of Nikons!
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 06-08-2019
Replies: 276
Views: 67,539
Posted By cary
Love the F, you can never have too many! Iím up...

Love the F, you can never have too many! Iím up to seven.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,422
Posted By cary
Mint minolta SR-1s and a 28mm f3.5 MC Rokkor for...

Mint minolta SR-1s and a 28mm f3.5 MC Rokkor for $30.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-25-2019
Replies: 152
Views: 41,901
Posted By cary
Canon 7 CLA?

Who is the go to person for a CLA on a Canon 7. Iím in California.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-04-2019
Replies: 727
Views: 149,986
Posted By cary
Just received a 28mm f3.5 MC Rokkor, clear glass...

Just received a 28mm f3.5 MC Rokkor, clear glass and smooth focus for the price of a filter. Got to love the Rokkor lenses, very affordable and high quality. I will be using it on my SR-1S.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-24-2019
Replies: 727
Views: 149,986
Posted By cary
A couple of months ago I had John Tillerington do...

A couple of months ago I had John Tillerington do a CLA on my SR-1s. John did a great job and very affordable. I got the body for the price of a Leica lens cap. The SR-1s is one of the prettiest...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-09-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,423
Posted By cary
Another inexpensive finder for 35mm is the...

Another inexpensive finder for 35mm is the Olympus VF-1, I had a hard time paying more for a Leica finder than I did for my Summaron.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2019
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,453
Posted By cary
Not really a purchase but I just received an...

Not really a purchase but I just received an email from DAG that my Leicaflex SL MOT, CLA and a new prism is done.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-16-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 6,412
Posted By cary
How about the 35mm lens from 7artisans? I just...

How about the 35mm lens from 7artisans? I just heard about it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-10-2019
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,453
Posted By cary
A soft release for my Minolta SR-1s.

A soft release for my Minolta SR-1s.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-09-2019
Replies: 2,699
Views: 793,083
Posted By cary
Congrats on the Summicron!! Looks fantastic. My...

Congrats on the Summicron!! Looks fantastic. My SL MOT is with DAG, my next purchase will be a 90mm Elmarit R.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1,685
Posted By cary
Santa gave me a black Leicaflex SL with 35mm f2.8...

Santa gave me a black Leicaflex SL with 35mm f2.8 Elmarit lens.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-24-2018
Replies: 173
Views: 10,436
Posted By cary
I also like to travel light, Nikon FE with 28mm...

I also like to travel light, Nikon FE with 28mm f3.5 and 135mm f3.5 Nikkor lenses.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-01-2018
Replies: 2,699
Views: 793,083
Posted By cary
I have two, the one I just mentioned and a SL MOT...

I have two, the one I just mentioned and a SL MOT which is about to be sent to DAG for a CLA and a new prism.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-01-2018
Replies: 2,699
Views: 793,083
Posted By cary
Congrats!! I forgot to bid on it, I can't...

Congrats!! I forgot to bid on it, I can't complain last year I picked up a near mint Leicaflex Standard for $46.

Have fun with it, glad to see another Leicaflex user!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-01-2018
Replies: 2,699
Views: 793,083
Posted By cary
Was this on Ebay last week? Does it work?

Was this on Ebay last week? Does it work?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-25-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By cary
Rokkor Lens Question

What is the difference between the Rokkor 100 f2.5 MC and the Rokkor X Lens?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-03-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By cary
Just received my SR-1S from John, camera works...

Just received my SR-1S from John, camera works great!!
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-21-2018
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,453
Posted By cary
A Minolta SR-1S and 45mm f2 rokkor for $45. This...

A Minolta SR-1S and 45mm f2 rokkor for $45. This is one of the prettiest cameras I have ever seen.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-29-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By cary
Minolta SR-1S CLA?

I just picked up a Minolta SR-1S, who should I send it to for a CLA?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-08-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 293
Posted By cary
CLA for Minolta SR-7s

Who is the go to person for a CLA for a Minolta SR-7s?
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-13-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,608
Posted By cary
My favorite and go to camera is a Nikon F. My...

My favorite and go to camera is a Nikon F. My first one is an Apollo model, I have used it as yearbook photographer in high school and in college at Brooks Institute. A couple of months ago I was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-12-2018
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,453
Posted By cary
A 35mm f3.5 Elmar from member enasaniearth. It...

A 35mm f3.5 Elmar from member enasaniearth. It will fill a slot in my compartment case.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-24-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,363
Posted By cary
I gave myself a black Nikon F with Photomic TN...

I gave myself a black Nikon F with Photomic TN finder.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-22-2017
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,453
Posted By cary
I just purchased a black Nikon F with Photomic TN...

I just purchased a black Nikon F with Photomic TN finder for $59.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-10-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By cary
How about a photo?

How about a photo?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-07-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 5,638
Posted By cary
The best Barnack is the one you own and use.

The best Barnack is the one you own and use.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-06-2017
Replies: 67
Views: 6,424
Posted By cary
Congrats! Camera looks great!!

Congrats! Camera looks great!!
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 10-06-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 3,128
Posted By cary
I agree, for $150 you can purchase a real F, and...

I agree, for $150 you can purchase a real F, and for a few more dollars a couple of inexpensive Nikkors such as the 50mm f2, 28mm f3.5 and or a 135mm f3.5.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-09-2017
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,453
Posted By cary
Leicaflex Standard body, for $43.

Leicaflex Standard body, for $43.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-15-2017
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,453
Posted By cary
Leicaflex SL MOT and a 50mm Summicron. I have...

Leicaflex SL MOT and a 50mm Summicron. I have wanted a Leicaflex for many years.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-09-2017
Replies: 130
Views: 5,966
Posted By cary
I found a mint condition Nikon FE in the trash....

I found a mint condition Nikon FE in the trash. It only needed new seals.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-06-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By cary
Difference Between II D and IIF?

Hello,

What is the difference between the Canon IID and IIF?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-07-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 2,568
Posted By cary
For an inexpensive 35mm finder take a look at the...

For an inexpensive 35mm finder take a look at the Olympus VF-1.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-26-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 3,414
Posted By cary
I just finished photographing a baby party using...

I just finished photographing a baby party using my first Nikon F, which is a black"Apollo" model. Whenever I have a job where the photos have to come out I can always count on my Nikon F. I have...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-16-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,419
Posted By cary
Post Photos of Your Nikon F

I am a user of the Nikon F since 1972, lets see photos of your F.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2016
Replies: 64
Views: 3,541
Posted By cary
I received a Leica ETNEU screw mount compartment...

I received a Leica ETNEU screw mount compartment case.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-23-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,229
Posted By cary
Nikkormat EL CLA?

Happy Holidays,

Does anyone know where I can send a Nikkormat EL for a CLA?
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-16-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 2,122
Posted By cary
Sinar P view camera.

Sinar P view camera.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 11-03-2016
Replies: 98
Views: 24,413
Posted By cary
I have several Nikon bodies and lenses, when I...

I have several Nikon bodies and lenses, when I found a chrome F that I forgot about I decided to put together an inexpensive system. For a total of $69 I picked up a 28mm F3.5, 50mm F2 and a 135mm...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-25-2016
Replies: 144
Views: 11,994
Posted By cary
I graduated from Brooks in the late 70's, without...

I graduated from Brooks in the late 70's, without the skills that I learned and earning a BFA in Professional Photography, I never would have found employment in the photo graphic departments of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-17-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 8,002
Posted By cary
Any more photos?

Any more photos?
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-16-2016
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,453
Posted By cary
Just picked up a Leica IIIA with a Summar lens.

Just picked up a Leica IIIA with a Summar lens.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-16-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 8,002
Posted By cary
Elmar 90mm f4 Photos

Hello Everyone,

Can you please post photos taken by the 90mm f4 Elmar?
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-23-2016
Replies: 103
Views: 6,872
Posted By cary
Norman strobes, we had 10-4000 WS packs, 20-2000...

Norman strobes, we had 10-4000 WS packs, 20-2000 WS packs and 5-800 WS packs. The caps started exploding on almost every pack, not good when you work around explosives. We switched to Broncolor and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-16-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 6,140
Posted By cary
I was loading my Leica M3 to take photos at a...

I was loading my Leica M3 to take photos at a dinner, the bottom plate would not lock. So what did I decide to bring? My trusty Nikon F, it has never let me down. I am the original owner from 1972,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-29-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 3,764
Posted By cary
Difference between OM Winder 1 and 2

What is the difference between the Olympus OM winder 1 and 2?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-23-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 5,632
Posted By cary
When I was a student at Brooks Institute I...

When I was a student at Brooks Institute I purchased a Nikon FM to complement my FTN. The FM did almost everything the FTN could with a lot less weight and bulk. i ended up using the FM all the time.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-10-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,594
Posted By cary
Cool article, I am going to shoot some photos...

Cool article, I am going to shoot some photos this weekend with mine.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-09-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,594
Posted By cary
Post your Nikkor 43-86mm Photos

I just picked up a 43-86 with front silver filter ring, I would like to see what others had photographed with it.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-17-2015
Replies: 2,699
Views: 793,083
Posted By cary
John, The Nikkormat EL with the 43-86 looks...

John,

The Nikkormat EL with the 43-86 looks fantastic!!
Forum: RFF Polls 03-12-2015
Replies: 395
Views: 74,195
Posted By cary
M3 and a IIIF BD, a number of lenses, two...

M3 and a IIIF BD, a number of lenses, two compartment cases with accessories.

Cary
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-25-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 2,217
Posted By cary
28mm Osawa for OM-1

I was just given an Olympus OM-1 with an Osawa 28mm f2.8 lens. Is the lens any good? i haven't had time to run some film through the camera.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-17-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,267
Posted By cary
Olympus OM1 Battery Options

Which is the better way to go for an OM1, CRIS adapter or have the camera modified to use current batteries?
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 04-17-2014
Replies: 98
Views: 24,413
Posted By cary
I put together a fun Nikon system using the least...

I put together a fun Nikon system using the least expensive Nikkor lenses, 28mm f3.5, 50mm f2 and a 135mm f3.5. Total cost for all the lenses was $69. These lenses take great photos!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-29-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 897
Posted By cary
Nikon FE Diopter Question

I have the problem that I can see well at medium to long distances with my glasses. I have trouble focusing with my Nikon FE. What eyepiece diopter should I use? Minus or plus?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-30-2013
Replies: 221
Views: 23,890
Posted By cary
I have been a Nikon F user for over forty years....

I have been a Nikon F user for over forty years. Used the same F in high school as a yearbook photographer, college-Brooks Institute of Photography and at work-Sandia National Labs. The F has never...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-30-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 3,436
Posted By cary
Here's...

Here's mine:

http://imageshack.us/a/img29/8348/leicacompartmentcase1.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-09-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 7,161
Posted By cary
Two lenses that come to mind are the 28mm f3.5...

Two lenses that come to mind are the 28mm f3.5 and the 135mm f3.5. Very inexpensive and good lenses.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2013
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,453
Posted By cary
A Leica WINTU right angle finder for my Leica...

A Leica WINTU right angle finder for my Leica compartment case.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-19-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,918
Posted By cary
Can you post a photo?

Can you post a photo?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-11-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 777
Posted By cary
Olympus VF-1 Finder Question

Does anybody use the Olympus VF-1 viewfinder on their rangefinder cameras? I am thinking of getting one and using it for a 35mm lens. Opinions?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-29-2013
Replies: 2,699
Views: 793,083
Posted By cary
There is no such thing as an ugly Nikon F!

There is no such thing as an ugly Nikon F!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-22-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 3,811
Posted By cary
Just start off slow. Get a working body, add a...

Just start off slow. Get a working body, add a 50mm f1.8 Canon lens and go from there. The money you save getting the canon lens could be put towards a 90mm Elmar. They are a pretty good bargain.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-07-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 944
Posted By cary
Difference Between Bessa R2 and R2A?

What are the differences between the Bessa R2 and R2A? Is one built better than the other?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-07-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 16,218
Posted By cary
I used the Bronica ETRSi for fifteen years five...

I used the Bronica ETRSi for fifteen years five days a week, running between five and fifteen rolls a day, as an Industrial/Scientific photographer. Never had a problem.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-01-2012
Replies: 60
Views: 4,515
Posted By cary
Norman strobes! Had the capacitors in many power...

Norman strobes! Had the capacitors in many power packs explode when turned on. This was a major problem since we worked around high explosives. Had a total of 33 power packs and only five worked at...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-24-2012
Replies: 364
Views: 37,949
Posted By cary
I have a new 36mm, UV filter by Bower, looking...

I have a new 36mm, UV filter by Bower, looking for a good home. I will pay postage in the USA.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-15-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 3,057
Posted By cary
I really like my Nikkor-H 50mm f2, takes great...

I really like my Nikkor-H 50mm f2, takes great photos, looks great on my F's and can be purchased for very little coin on that auction site.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-15-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 5,115
Posted By cary
Nikon FM or FE. If you were happy with the OM...

Nikon FM or FE. If you were happy with the OM system consider buying another one.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-13-2012
Replies: 204
Views: 21,511
Posted By cary
I use film because I love shooting with my Nikon...

I use film because I love shooting with my Nikon F, Leica M3 and IIIF.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-08-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 4,178
Posted By cary
Can't go wrong with the F.

Can't go wrong with the F.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-06-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 5,281
Posted By cary
The Pentax 645 is pretty light.

The Pentax 645 is pretty light.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-11-2012
Replies: 265
Views: 42,661
Posted By cary
Ex GF was pretty on the outside but in five years...

Ex GF was pretty on the outside but in five years turned to ugly on the inside. I will have to look for a photo to post.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-29-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,027
Posted By cary
If money is an issue and if you can live with a...

If money is an issue and if you can live with a non Leica lens, take a look at the Canon 50mm f1.8. I use one on my IIIF, it produces very nice images and is built very well.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-05-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 6,661
Posted By cary
You might want to get the speed grip for your...

You might want to get the speed grip for your camera. It make it a lot easier to handle.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-16-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 6,152
Posted By cary
Can't go wrong with an Omega D2 series, great...

Can't go wrong with an Omega D2 series, great build quality, strong, a lot were made and parts are easy to find.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-15-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 5,545
Posted By cary
What works for one person may not work for...

What works for one person may not work for another. I love the Nikon F and having used one for forty years. For me using one is second nature and just a pleasure to use. Others find it dated.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-06-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,842
Posted By cary
To me it doesn't look ugly, it has character. Any...

To me it doesn't look ugly, it has character. Any Nikon F chrome or black are great at taking photos. Also non AI lenses are very affordable. A CLA will return it to proper working order. All Nikon...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,748
Posted By cary
For an inexpensive portrait lens, take a look at...

For an inexpensive portrait lens, take a look at the 135mm f3.5 Nikkor. Better yet if you can come up with a few extra bucks in your budget, the 105mm f2.5 is your best bet.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-14-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 5,000
Posted By cary
Congrats on the F, if money is an issue look into...

Congrats on the F, if money is an issue look into purchasing the 28mm f3.5 and 135mm f3.5. Both are very inexpensive and produce great photos. I picked up a mint 135mm f3.5 on that auction site for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-05-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 5,111
Posted By cary
Nikon F black or chrome gets my vote.

Nikon F black or chrome gets my vote.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-26-2012
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,809
Posted By cary
My IIIF with Compartment case

Here is my IIIF black dial with compartment case. The IIIF came from Dag, the case and film containers from Keeble and Shuchat, and almost everything else from that auction site. When I first got the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-23-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 6,240
Posted By cary
Sinar P, 4x5 view camera, Swiss precision at it's...

Sinar P, 4x5 view camera, Swiss precision at it's finest.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-29-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,294
Posted By cary
For my IIIF I have the 35mm Summaron.

For my IIIF I have the 35mm Summaron.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-23-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,212
Posted By cary
Anybody Actually Shoot w/R2 Olive?

I was wondering if anyone uses their R2 Olive instead of having it sit in a display case? If so how often do you use it?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-20-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,075
Posted By cary
My vote is for the K screen.

My vote is for the K screen.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-14-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 4,265
Posted By cary
You might want to look at the Olympus VF-1 finder.

You might want to look at the Olympus VF-1 finder.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2011
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,453
Posted By cary
A Nikkor 135mm f3.5 non AI lens for $17.50.

A Nikkor 135mm f3.5 non AI lens for $17.50.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-15-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,736
Posted By cary
What a fantastic collection! First class display....

What a fantastic collection! First class display. I am speechless.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-14-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 5,537
Posted By cary
These are great posts, keep them coming!

These are great posts, keep them coming!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-13-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 5,537
Posted By cary
Why Do You Prefer the Nikon F Over the F2?

I have been a Nikon F user for over thirty nine years. I still have and use my original F and actually use it more than my Leica M3 and IIIF. Why do you prefer the F over the F2?

Every time I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-11-2011
Replies: 2,699
Views: 793,083
Posted By cary
Here's mine. 89290

Here's mine.
89290
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-04-2011
Replies: 92
Views: 10,905
Posted By cary
Here is one of my F's

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This is my Nikon F fun system. It consists of the 28mm f3.5, 50mm f2 and the 135mm f3.5. These are the least expensive Nikkors and take great photos. On the 50 and 135 I have Nikon chrome...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-03-2011
Replies: 92
Views: 10,905
Posted By cary
Does anyone own the three book set on the F by...

Does anyone own the three book set on the F by Uli Koch? It is great to see so many F's. I own and use two, 1969 chrome with standard prism and a 1973 black Apollo with standard prism.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-30-2011
Replies: 93
Views: 7,546
Posted By cary
Nikkor 50mm f2, just a simple, inexpensive and...

Nikkor 50mm f2, just a simple, inexpensive and excellent lens.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-19-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 3,386
Posted By cary
If it was me I would keep it. They look to be in...

If it was me I would keep it. They look to be in great condition and with boxes! You would be very hard pressed to find equipment in that condition. If you do keep it, try looking for one of the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-13-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 4,174
Posted By cary
My Hasselbad system at work was vaporized by a...

My Hasselbad system at work was vaporized by a high explosive test.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-09-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,157
Posted By cary
Fantastic camera! I hope you use it, it is always...

Fantastic camera! I hope you use it, it is always great to see these cameras used.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-22-2011
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,453
Posted By cary
A Leitz Summitar filter for my screwmount...

A Leitz Summitar filter for my screwmount compartment case.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-09-2011
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,453
Posted By cary
A Leica ETTRE screw mount compartment case. This...

A Leica ETTRE screw mount compartment case. This will be my third one, all different, one is almost completed with correct era equipment.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-22-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 992
Posted By cary
The main variables in developing black and white...

The main variables in developing black and white film processing are time, temperature and agitation.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-12-2011
Replies: 77
Views: 6,004
Posted By cary
I totally agree with MISH, if you can afford it...

I totally agree with MISH, if you can afford it go now! There is something very special about a Leica screw mount. Lots of fun to use, not the fastest, but pure enjoyment.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-06-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 4,202
Posted By cary
You can never have too many F's. I have two and...

You can never have too many F's. I have two and use them all the time. At the moment I put together an inexpensive system. My original black 1974 F with the least expensive Nikkors, 28mm f3.5, 50mm...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-15-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 597
Posted By cary
Summitar dimensions?

Can somebody please post the dimensions of the Summitar?

Thank you!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-11-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 7,819
Posted By cary
Back in December I picked up a Leica compartment...

Back in December I picked up a Leica compartment case for my IIIF and accessories. I am still in the process of filling it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-09-2011
Replies: 149
Views: 20,779
Posted By cary
Purchased a IIIF used, can't find new ones.

Purchased a IIIF used, can't find new ones.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-27-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 684
Posted By cary
Summaron w/eyes on a M5?

Can a Summaron with eyes be correctly used on a M5?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-25-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,271
Posted By cary
The 28mm f3.5 is a small lens and can be...

The 28mm f3.5 is a small lens and can be purchased for not a lot of money.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-26-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 1,957
Posted By cary
Leica SBOOI Finder Question

Can someone please tell me how wide in inches is the SBOOI finder?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-26-2010
Replies: 106
Views: 6,934
Posted By cary
A Leica screw mount compartment case and the book...

A Leica screw mount compartment case and the book "Braun, Fifty Years of Design and Innovation".
Forum: RFF Polls 12-11-2010
Replies: 204
Views: 32,195
Posted By cary
I purchased a Leica CL that the seller claimed to...

I purchased a Leica CL that the seller claimed to be in working condition. Meter did not work, and the rangefinder was out of alignment. Sell also claimed that I did not know what I was talking...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-07-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 3,620
Posted By cary
Makes me very happy that I paid $40 for a EKOOZ...

Makes me very happy that I paid $40 for a EKOOZ compartment case and 5 Leitz cassette cases for my IIIF.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 09-07-2010
Replies: 128
Views: 33,637
Posted By cary
I am about to shoot a small job that requires...

I am about to shoot a small job that requires only 4x6 prints. My original black F is packed with a 28mm f3.5 Nikkor, and Broncolor FCM meter. Everything fits in a tiny case.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 07-13-2010
Replies: 128
Views: 33,637
Posted By cary
Yesterday I photographed about a dozen items to...

Yesterday I photographed about a dozen items to be sold on that auction site, using my black F, 85mm f1.8 Nikkor and Broncolor strobes. I have used this combo for eleven years and have been very...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 07-08-2010
Replies: 128
Views: 33,637
Posted By cary
Here is another Nikon F story. When I was an...

Here is another Nikon F story. When I was an Industrial/Scientific Photographer for Sandia National Labs, I was assigned to photograph a black project (highly classified) in 35mm. 99% of my work was...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 07-08-2010
Replies: 128
Views: 33,637
Posted By cary
I also very much enjoy reading this thread, hope...

I also very much enjoy reading this thread, hope more people will post their Nikon F stories.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 07-07-2010
Replies: 128
Views: 33,637
Posted By cary
I have been a Nikon F user since 1972. I have...

I have been a Nikon F user since 1972. I have always been able to depend on them. They fit my hand very well, using them is second nature, I have used the same Nikon F in high school as a yearbook...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-21-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 3,514
Posted By cary
I have both an M3 and a IIIF. If I had to chose...

I have both an M3 and a IIIF. If I had to chose between the two I would keep the IIIF. For some reason I just like using the IIIF better. I have a complete set of lenses for both systems. The IIIF is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-05-2009
Replies: 114
Views: 11,596
Posted By cary
I am only 53 years old, the arthritis in my...

I am only 53 years old, the arthritis in my fingers make it very had for me to use my Leica rangefinders without pain. It's very painful to focus and even hold the camera. I just had my black Nikon F...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-01-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 10,498
Posted By cary
You might want to take a look at the Vivitar 252...

You might want to take a look at the Vivitar 252 flash, it's very small, uses 2-AA batteries. I got mine at a flea market for $2, and it work well!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-30-2009
Replies: 125
Views: 11,323
Posted By cary
My original black Nikon F, used it as a yearbook...

My original black Nikon F, used it as a yearbook photographer in high school, college-Brooks Institute of Photography, work-Sandia National Labs. In fact I just had it CLA, plan on using it more.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-11-2009
Replies: 81
Views: 4,897
Posted By cary
$5000 for a Sinar P2 with a couple extra rails,...

$5000 for a Sinar P2 with a couple extra rails, bellows and lens boards, price did not include lenses. I didn't use my money it was my company's.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-06-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 561
Posted By cary
Anybody use the Velostigmat 127mmm Lens?

Has anybody used the Wollensak Velostigmat 127mm lens? How does it compare with the 135mm Hektor? Opinions?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,314
Posted By cary
You might want to try Kimbo Color Lab in San...

You might want to try Kimbo Color Lab in San Francisco.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-09-2009
Replies: 91
Views: 8,093
Posted By cary
Favorite MF Nikkor lenses: 105mm f2.5 85mm...

Favorite MF Nikkor lenses:

105mm f2.5
85mm f1.8
35mm f2
28mm f2
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-10-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,132
Posted By cary
I did dye transfer thirty years ago in my color...

I did dye transfer thirty years ago in my color class at Brooks Institute of Photography. The class was required.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-28-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 887
Posted By cary
Up until two years ago I was doing my color...

Up until two years ago I was doing my color printing at the local junior college. They had a RA-4 processor and were happy to have it used. They allowed me to print there because my company...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-30-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By cary
Very nice photographs, just picked up a 135mm...

Very nice photographs, just picked up a 135mm Hektor for $26 for my IIIF.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-29-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 2,451
Posted By cary
Another lens you might want to look at is the...

Another lens you might want to look at is the 105mm f2.5 or 135mm f3.5 with silver filter rings. I have heard good things about Essex Camera Repair for a CLA.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-26-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,813
Posted By cary
Santa Barbara is also home to Brooks Institute of...

Santa Barbara is also home to Brooks Institute of Photography.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-16-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 2,825
Posted By cary
You might want to look at the Bronica ETRSi. I...

You might want to look at the Bronica ETRSi. I used one for 15 years, shooting 5-15 rolls a days without a problem. Used the camera for everything from magazine covers to nuclear tests.

Cary
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-05-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,258
Posted By cary
One hour photo finishing labs use C41 rapid...

One hour photo finishing labs use C41 rapid access process for color negative processing. The C41 process is not variable for various ASA films. Rapid access process is washless, the C41 process...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-02-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 1,526
Posted By cary
Try this link for the parts you need: ...

Try this link for the parts you need: www.sekonic.com/
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-14-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 2,360
Posted By cary
My favorite is a set of Broncolor Impact...

My favorite is a set of Broncolor Impact monoblock strobes and my Leica M3.

Cary Chin
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-24-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 1,927
Posted By cary
Most 1 hour photo stores use C41 rapid access...

Most 1 hour photo stores use C41 rapid access process which is washless to save water and time. A professional lab will use the standard C41 process which includes two wash steps. In theory the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-18-2007
Replies: 137
Views: 9,285
Posted By cary
I just picked up an OM-1n, can anyone please...

I just picked up an OM-1n, can anyone please recommend where to send it for a CLA?

Thanks,

Cary Chin
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-18-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 2,326
Posted By cary
I used the ETRSi at work for 15 years, ran 5-15...

I used the ETRSi at work for 15 years, ran 5-15 rolls of film every day, never had a problem with them. I enjoyed using them. Cameras were used for everything PR, portraits, assembly shots, nuclear...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-30-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 2,232
Posted By cary
You might want to look for an 80mm f5.6 Vivitar...

You might want to look for an 80mm f5.6 Vivitar VHE enlarging lens. Despite the "Vivitar" name they were made in Germany. Very high quality and inexpensive.

Cary
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-30-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 761
Posted By cary
You might want to try D-76, diluted 1:1. I have...

You might want to try D-76, diluted 1:1. I have used that combo for over a very long time. It gives a nice tonal range, medium contrast.

Cary
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-16-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 2,713
Posted By cary
I just purchased a IIIF, black dial in excellent...

I just purchased a IIIF, black dial in excellent plus condition, for $335, from DAG who also did the CLA.

Cary Chin
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-07-2007
Replies: 77
Views: 5,508
Posted By cary
Ten pounds of high explosives vaporized my...

Ten pounds of high explosives vaporized my Hasselblad 500CM and several lenses at work.

Cary
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-06-2007
Replies: 50
Views: 3,656
Posted By cary
Nikon F with 105mm f2.5 Nikkor.

Nikon F with 105mm f2.5 Nikkor.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-29-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 864
Posted By cary
Difference between VIOOH/IMERECT Viewfinders?

What are the differences between the Leitz VIOOH and the IMERECT viewfinders?

Thanks,

Cary
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-25-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,292
Posted By cary
Leica IIIC or IIIF

I am looking for a shooter and narrowed my choices to a IIIC or IIIF. Besides the flash sync to the IIIF is any one better than the other?

Thanks,

Cary
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-05-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,243
Posted By cary
I use a Minolta iV and a Broncolor FCM meters....

I use a Minolta iV and a Broncolor FCM meters. Every once in a while I break out my Sekonic L28C2.

Cary Chin
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-21-2006
Replies: 46
Views: 3,453
Posted By cary
I use a Minolta IV and my old Sekonic L28C2 for...

I use a Minolta IV and my old Sekonic L28C2 for daylight a Broncolor FCM and FM for flash.

Cary Chin
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-06-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,630
Posted By cary
If you are interested I have a silver, screw...

If you are interested I have a silver, screw mount 90mm f4 Elmar for sale. Contact me if interested.

Cary Chin
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-25-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 781
Posted By cary
Canon P with 135mm Lens Question

Can a Canon P properly focus a 135mm lens? I am considering a P, already have the 135mm Canon lens in black.

Cary Chin
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-29-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,449
Posted By cary
90mm Elmars in M mount are inexpensive, I just...

90mm Elmars in M mount are inexpensive, I just picked one up on Ebay for $51. You may also want to look at the 135mm Hektor in M mount, they go for less than $100.

Cary Chin
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-10-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 10,422
Posted By cary
Any Canon VT Users?

I have a couple of LTM lenses and was thinking of picking up a Canon VT. Any users out there? What's your opinion of it? I mainly use a M3. New to rangefinders but not to photography. Graduated from...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-30-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 1,517
Posted By cary
WTB: Leica SOOGZ/13154 Adapter

Hello,

I am looking for a Leica SOOGN/13154, 36mm to 39mm adapter for use.

Thank you,

Cary Chin
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-07-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,046
Posted By cary
90mm Elmar Questions

I just picked up a 90mm Elmar in silver, screw mount, made in 1950. Leica also made the lens in M mount which looks identical to mine. Are they optically the same? Are they any different except for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-09-2006
Replies: 60
Views: 2,736
Posted By cary
Mine is from 1955.

Mine is from 1955.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-12-2006
Replies: 59
Views: 2,789
Posted By cary
I would chose the 90mm Rokkor, I shoot portraits...

I would chose the 90mm Rokkor, I shoot portraits both indoors-with Broncolor strobes and outdoors.

Cary Chin
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-07-2005
Replies: 54
Views: 4,040
Posted By cary
For me, My M3 and 90mm Rokkor lens. Cary Chin

For me, My M3 and 90mm Rokkor lens.

Cary Chin
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-29-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 899
Posted By cary
I use my M3 with 90mm Rokkor for portraits with...

I use my M3 with 90mm Rokkor for portraits with my Broncolor strobes.
Forum: RFF Polls 09-11-2005
Replies: 68
Views: 4,240
Posted By cary
Formal Education

BFA degree Brooks Institute of Photography.

Cary Chin
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