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Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Days Ago
Replies: 150
Views: 3,634
Posted By steveyork
Does Leica take advantage of their M...

Does Leica take advantage of their M users?


Only if you let them. With the fine offerings from Cosina and others (e.g., Zeiss ZM and Voigtlander), no one really "needs" to drop $8k (US) on a Leica...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 5 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By steveyork
Plenty of other great options out there whose...

Plenty of other great options out there whose name does not begin with "L".
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 154
Views: 17,278
Posted By steveyork
Erik -- Good questions, something I should've...

Erik -- Good questions, something I should've mentioned. I don't think it's vignetting; just a product of the lighting. This shot was taken under a bridge in solid shadows just as a misty, fogging...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 154
Views: 17,278
Posted By steveyork
Fomapan 100 in Rodinal (1:50) w/ yellow...

Fomapan 100 in Rodinal (1:50) w/ yellow filter

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48487234692_8decdbe306_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gSDKB3)Before they Arrive (https://flic.kr/p/2gSDKB3) by Steve...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,198
Posted By steveyork
Plenty sharp. Nice bokeh. Really impressed by...

Plenty sharp. Nice bokeh. Really impressed by Cosina Voigtlander these days.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 2,435
Posted By steveyork
MC version, Fomapan 100 in Rodinal (1:50 for 9...

MC version, Fomapan 100 in Rodinal (1:50 for 9 min)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48480041596_6dd786d8b5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gS1Tm9)Protected by the Cross (https://flic.kr/p/2gS1Tm9) by...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 2,435
Posted By steveyork
With film, and only two test rolls, I haven't...

With film, and only two test rolls, I haven't noticed any focus shift on this lens either wide open at minimum focusing distance or the "dreaded f/4" that a quoted reviewer alluded to above. But I...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 2,435
Posted By steveyork
CV 35mm f/1.4 Nokton II MC (yellow filter) +...

CV 35mm f/1.4 Nokton II MC (yellow filter) + Fomapan 100 in Rodinal (1:50)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48474388736_0eb54db0a2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gRvUX3)Day After Night...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By steveyork
Nice, thanks.

Nice, thanks.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 722
Posted By steveyork
Don't refund until you get the return in hand. I...

Don't refund until you get the return in hand. I doubt you'll ever get the item back. Treat it as a life lesson.

And always ship with tracking number, especially overseas. W/o a tracking number...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 286
Views: 12,366
Posted By steveyork
Add me to the list of those interest!

Add me to the list of those interest!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 1,533
Posted By steveyork
Having had a film body fail on a trip (through...

Having had a film body fail on a trip (through operator error), and having one become unexpectedly unavailable right before a trip, I always figured three is the minimum number (assuming those are...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-17-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,316
Posted By steveyork
Nice. Compact 35's always useful.

Nice. Compact 35's always useful.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-17-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,435
Posted By steveyork
Shot wide open at about MFD, focused on the sign....

Shot wide open at about MFD, focused on the sign.

CV 35mm f/1.4 Nokton MC II (yellow filter) + Fomapan 100 in HC-110 (1:31 fr 6...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-17-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,435
Posted By steveyork
CV 35mm f/1.4 Nokton MC II (yellow filter) +...

CV 35mm f/1.4 Nokton MC II (yellow filter) + Fomapan 100 in HC-110 (1:31 for 6 min)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48306244987_8cb25b2ccd_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gAE8ET)Sunday Morning Puddles...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-16-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,435
Posted By steveyork
Good to know about their other M mount lenses. ...

Good to know about their other M mount lenses. They're great values. I've only used a few of their F and S mount lenses, and those not extensively.
Forum: Nikon RF 07-16-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By steveyork
Nice stuff. How's the rangefinder patch on those...

Nice stuff. How's the rangefinder patch on those limited editions? I looked through an old SP many years ago and its' patch was so faded it was useless. A ghost would've had more contrast.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-16-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,435
Posted By steveyork
Just now getting back into Leica rangefinders...

Just now getting back into Leica rangefinders after a 10+ year absence. Took a stroll with the dog with this new lens, so I'll post a few samples here. Don't know anything about version I, but in...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-13-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,466
Posted By steveyork
I generally prefer the B&W image of film over...

I generally prefer the B&W image of film over digital. Just like some prefer older lenses or single coating for B&W. Newer is not always better. My opinion only.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-13-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,466
Posted By steveyork
Never had the desire to go digital. I like the...

Never had the desire to go digital. I like the whole process of film, from loading cassettes, shooting, developing, editing ... alright scanning not that fun, but it's a mindless task. Set the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-12-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,251
Posted By steveyork
Think Tank - Slim Changer

Think Tank - Slim Changer
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By steveyork
I shot a couple rolls a few years back. Couldn't...

I shot a couple rolls a few years back. Couldn't develop it myself, as I recall it's positive film, so I sent it out to someone who specialized in developing it. Forget exactly who. Expensive...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-08-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,435
Posted By steveyork
From TomB_X -- Well, the lens arrived, and...

From TomB_X --

Well, the lens arrived, and mechanical design and construction are basically the same as ver1 - which is very much like a Leica lens and is a joy to use.

 All I've done so far is...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-08-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,435
Posted By steveyork
FYI -- The lens has been reviewed over the Leica...

FYI -- The lens has been reviewed over the Leica Forum, by someone who had both old and new versions. In summary, per them, focus shift has been reduced, but still noticeable at f/4 (i.e., point of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-08-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,226
Posted By steveyork
I allow myself one camera for each day of the...

I allow myself one camera for each day of the week. Of course in photographers math that means you can have 8-9, but seriously, now days if want something (never really "needed" anymore; always...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2019
Replies: 244
Views: 12,330
Posted By steveyork
My favorite remains the Leicaflex SL, great...

My favorite remains the Leicaflex SL, great viewfinders, really effective braking system, but after 900 or so rolls of exclusive use over 7-8 years, I'm totally burned out on them. It's like...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-07-2019
Replies: 438
Views: 166,676
Posted By steveyork
S3 + 50/1.4 + Pan F in...

S3 + 50/1.4 + Pan F in HC-110

https://live.staticflickr.com/4781/39855600365_8abf493027_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/23HUnrx)Abandoned House (https://flic.kr/p/23HUnrx) by Steve...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-07-2019
Replies: 438
Views: 166,676
Posted By steveyork
S2 + 50/1.4 + Fomapan 100 in...

S2 + 50/1.4 + Fomapan 100 in Rodinal

https://live.staticflickr.com/4695/38750576995_6233a504f9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/223fQut)Call To Arms (Nikon S2, 1957) (https://flic.kr/p/223fQut) by Steve...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-06-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,805
Posted By steveyork
And also the sheer availability of modern optics...

And also the sheer availability of modern optics (e.g., Voigtlander, Zeiss) pushed me back into the M mount fold, although recognizing that there are a few modern S mount lenses, like the one below...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-06-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,805
Posted By steveyork
I liked the contrast in the Leica M viewfinder...

I liked the contrast in the Leica M viewfinder better, but the Nikon S2 was a nice change of pace. And what a distinctive shutter sound. The light and compact dimensions plus the 1.0x viewfinder...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-06-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,805
Posted By steveyork
S2 + Nikkor 50/2 + Foma 100 in HC-110 Don't have...

S2 + Nikkor 50/2 + Foma 100 in HC-110

Don't have them anymore, but fun to use when I did.

https://live.staticflickr.com/1737/28533534478_d48b55c6e8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/KtpPH1)Breakfast Time...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-29-2019
Replies: 508
Views: 65,614
Posted By steveyork
35mm Summicron ASPH + Agfa...

35mm Summicron ASPH + Agfa 400

https://live.staticflickr.com/6148/5997785319_3109e681fe.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/a91dBH)The Eyes Have It (https://flic.kr/p/a91dBH) by Steve...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-29-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,388
Posted By steveyork
With the Cosina manufactured lenses from Zeiss...

With the Cosina manufactured lenses from Zeiss and Voigtlander, I've often thought we've been living in the golden age of rangefinder optics. It's one good reason to shoot M mount cameras.

PS --...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-25-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 928
Posted By steveyork
Voigtlander's coming out with some really nice...

Voigtlander's coming out with some really nice stuff.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-24-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,003
Posted By steveyork
Nikon F is what happened to rangefinders. The F...

Nikon F is what happened to rangefinders. The F trounced rangefinders as a whole just like the M3 did to other rangefinders. SLRs are far more user friendly, and probably "better" for just general...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-24-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 599
Posted By steveyork
That's them -- Zebra Color. Tampa or St. Pete,...

That's them -- Zebra Color. Tampa or St. Pete, all the same to us over here on the east coast. :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-24-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 599
Posted By steveyork
Dales in Hollywood, Florida. They're close to...

Dales in Hollywood, Florida. They're close to Miami.
60 Minute Photo, West Palm Beach.
There's a place in Tampa. Forget the name.

Although I'm local, I got used during the Kodachrome days to...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-24-2019
Replies: 373
Views: 41,335
Posted By steveyork
Looks like an awesome lens. Guess you get used...

Looks like an awesome lens. Guess you get used to size/weight after awhile.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-23-2019
Replies: 526
Views: 179,400
Posted By steveyork
From the way, way back ... 20+. years...

From the way, way back ... 20+. years ago.

https://live.staticflickr.com/5188/5592192882_56ebcbf8b8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/9was7E)Self Portrait #2 (https://flic.kr/p/9was7E) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-22-2019
Replies: 241
Views: 12,846
Posted By steveyork
CV 50/2.5 + S2 +Kentmere 100 in Rodinal...

CV 50/2.5 + S2 +Kentmere 100 in Rodinal (semi-stand)

https://live.staticflickr.com/4814/46571957591_155a529fa1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dXpss4)Strawn Citrus Packing House #3...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-22-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,390
Posted By steveyork
With early serial numbers of any item, Leica was...

With early serial numbers of any item, Leica was probably using left over parts. They did that with the MP and the film iso plate. The first batch had the old M6 plates. Anyway, that's my theory.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-22-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,226
Posted By steveyork
Got to try an M3 at least once in your life! ...

Got to try an M3 at least once in your life! Uniquely different from your M4, but yet so similar.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-22-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 2,055
Posted By steveyork
Concerning optics, as a practical matter (hand...

Concerning optics, as a practical matter (hand held, B&W film), really only in price. When people chuck out a lot of $$$ into something, they feel the need to justify -- I mean, come on, they cost...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-21-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 2,055
Posted By steveyork
All of them are lenses of high optical quality. ...

All of them are lenses of high optical quality. I suspect favoring one over another involves some hair splitting.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-19-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,223
Posted By steveyork
Seems like a fair price. Fs now days are a'a...

Seems like a fair price. Fs now days are a'a dime a dozen,' but according to Cameraquest website, black Fs in the 64 serial number range are rare.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-12-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,651
Posted By steveyork
I was thinking more of Leica rangefinder cameras...

I was thinking more of Leica rangefinder cameras and especially lenses. Nikon stuff has really dropped in price. Limited demand.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-12-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,651
Posted By steveyork
At one time Ebay represented great deals for...

At one time Ebay represented great deals for buyers of rangefinder stuff. That was fifteen - twenty years ago, during the dark days. Now most of the stuff offered is terrible overpriced; more...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 1,464
Posted By steveyork
The longer I live, the more I realize, all of...

The longer I live, the more I realize, all of life is just a bit of trial and error. In terms of photography, you have to get it in your hands, and use, before you know whether you like.

Doesn't...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 3,037
Posted By steveyork
Acros was good film, especially when rebranded by...

Acros was good film, especially when rebranded by Freestyle.
Forum: Nikon RF 06-10-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,805
Posted By steveyork
The only black paint cameras I can afford are...

The only black paint cameras I can afford are Nikon Fs and Leicaflex SL. You rangefinder cats must have bigger wallets.

I always though the S2 were nice looking cameras. Even more so in black. ...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-10-2019
Replies: 154
Views: 17,278
Posted By steveyork
That's one sharp value.

That's one sharp value.
Forum: Nikon RF 06-10-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,805
Posted By steveyork
I liked the S2. Have had several come through...

I liked the S2. Have had several come through the house, both chrome and black dials. Light and compact, they were great travel cameras. All of them had decent rangefinder patches. Even after...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-09-2019
Replies: 241
Views: 12,846
Posted By steveyork
35mm Elmarit R + Fomapan...

35mm Elmarit R + Fomapan 100

https://live.staticflickr.com/5728/20671109072_0854057907_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xuCQyh)Creepy Tower (https://flic.kr/p/xuCQyh) by Steve...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-06-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 780
Posted By steveyork
I go through multi-year periods of acquisition,...

I go through multi-year periods of acquisition, trying different stuff just for the unique user experience, not because of need. Then in one season or two I'll do a quick purge, overshooting the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-05-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 628
Posted By steveyork
Some of the classic combinations are...

Some of the classic combinations are --

21-35-50
35-50-90

Less is more is generally best when it comes to a rangefinder. I travelled in Europe with just a 50 and it worked fine.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-04-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,939
Posted By steveyork
After I started using a handheld meter for some...

After I started using a handheld meter for some meter less cameras I found that at least half the time (or more) no meter was required, because with just a little bit of practice you know what the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-02-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,574
Posted By steveyork
I don't believe this is accurate. All things...

I don't believe this is accurate. All things being equal, the larger the viewfinder mag on a manual camera, the easier to focus. But as a practical matter, they both have sufficient viewfinder...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-31-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 919
Posted By steveyork
Leicaflex SL are great cameras, and affordable.

Leicaflex SL are great cameras, and affordable.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-28-2019
Replies: 576
Views: 145,347
Posted By steveyork
50mm Summicron R +Fomapan 100 in...

50mm Summicron R +Fomapan 100 in Rodinal

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47935648146_5120afb113_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g2UJ9b)Old Post Office (https://flic.kr/p/2g2UJ9b) by Steve...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-24-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,758
Posted By steveyork
The classic solution is using foam corn plaster. ...

The classic solution is using foam corn plaster. Works surprisingly well.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-21-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,348
Posted By steveyork
I wouldn't limit yourself to one camera and lens....

I wouldn't limit yourself to one camera and lens. That usually stems for a feeling too much gear. I's just use the gear for a year, and at the end of the year sell what you didn't use, what you...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-16-2019
Replies: 2,699
Views: 793,083
Posted By steveyork
My favorite camera. I've burned a lot of film...

My favorite camera. I've burned a lot of film through them. Great viewfinders and the shutter is so well damped. Shot the picture below hand held, wide open, at 1/8 or 1/15. So little vibration...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-15-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,363
Posted By steveyork
I will say the "cheap" B&W film today -- Fomapan...

I will say the "cheap" B&W film today -- Fomapan and Kentmere -- is actually pretty good, especially at ISO 100, which is the speed of which I'm most familiar. In my experience, the more expensive...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-12-2019
Replies: 1,648
Views: 280,756
Posted By steveyork
Not exactly "nice" but an old Dodge 50mm...

Not exactly "nice" but an old Dodge

50mm Summicron
Fomapan 100 in Rodinal (1:100, semi-stand)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47734937132_6b934cdccb_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fJb2Ks)Dirty...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-05-2019
Replies: 576
Views: 145,347
Posted By steveyork
Listing R/V Arctic Discoverer. Soon to be an...

Listing R/V Arctic Discoverer. Soon to be an artificial reef.

35mm Elmarit-R
JCH 400 in Rodinal (1:100, semi-stand)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33854420798_9a93c6532d_c.jpg...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-28-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 2,260
Posted By steveyork
Just one roll so far, but the negs look...

Just one roll so far, but the negs look underdeveloped and thin using their prescribed time of 4 minutes.

Edit -- They scanned better then they looked.
Forum: Nikon RF 04-20-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,876
Posted By steveyork
Never owned a re-issue, but owned and used an...

Never owned a re-issue, but owned and used an original S3 and several S2 over a two year period. Light and compact, easy travel cameras, but the rangefinder patch on the S3 was a bit more "diluted"...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-20-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,234
Posted By steveyork
The pre-war Zeiss are such well made stuff,...

The pre-war Zeiss are such well made stuff, whether a folder, TLR, or Contax, with optics that always surprised, in a good way, but the rangefinders chewed up my glasses and none of it survived 'the...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-20-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,234
Posted By steveyork
Pre-war 50mm Sonnar + Agfa Vista...

Pre-war 50mm Sonnar + Agfa Vista 200

https://live.staticflickr.com/792/40176774765_11b1f5c6d4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24dhtpc)Hanging Fruit (Contax II, 1937) (https://flic.kr/p/24dhtpc) by Steve...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-20-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,234
Posted By steveyork
50mm collapsible Sonnar + Fomapan 100 in...

50mm collapsible Sonnar + Fomapan 100 in HC-110

https://live.staticflickr.com/978/42253067222_b24114b154_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27nL1P1)Birds of a Feather (Contax II, 1936)...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-20-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,234
Posted By steveyork
Contax II & 50mm collapsible Sonnar + Efke 50 in...

Contax II & 50mm collapsible Sonnar + Efke 50 in Rodinal

https://live.staticflickr.com/4164/34187137250_54bf666bab_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/U611QS)God's Bus #3 (https://flic.kr/p/U611QS) by...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-17-2019
Replies: 1,510
Views: 195,096
Posted By steveyork
50mm Summicron Fomapan 100 in...

50mm Summicron
Fomapan 100 in Rodinal

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46897254174_a4440be886_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2es9FMQ)No Swim Today (https://flic.kr/p/2es9FMQ) by Steve...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-17-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,138
Posted By steveyork
A couple months ago I communicated with the Ebay...

A couple months ago I communicated with the Ebay seller regarding several repainted Leica and Nikon bodies. He claimed they were all de-chromed before re-painting. In addition, at times this same...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-14-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 951
Posted By steveyork
For me, GAS was largely cured by giving into it. ...

For me, GAS was largely cured by giving into it. Over the last ten to fifteen years, I've tried so many different camera systems -- lots of rangefinders, some medium format, different SLRs, from...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-09-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 762
Posted By steveyork
Long time ago I had a copy of the book when I had...

Long time ago I had a copy of the book when I had a budding collection of early Topcon SLRs. Really well made stuff, with great viewfinders, and the Topcor lenses, even early ones, are excellent. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-29-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 961
Posted By steveyork
I've shot a lot of film with R glass. Best 'bang...

I've shot a lot of film with R glass. Best 'bang for the buck' are the normal primes -- 35mm Elmarit (avoid version 1), 50mm Summicron, 60mm Elmarit and 90mm Elmarit. With a little shopping these...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 03-17-2019
Replies: 151
Views: 18,041
Posted By steveyork
About ten years ago, while shooting polar bears...

About ten years ago, while shooting polar bears up in Churchill, Canada, one of my film cameras broke through operator error. Fortunately I had a second camera. Since then I traveled overseas with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-16-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 7,569
Posted By steveyork
Last time I looked, many metal and mechanical...

Last time I looked, many metal and mechanical SLRs were still very affordable (e.g., SRT, FTb, ect.). Film SLRs still a great value compared to their original price, and the going price for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-14-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 10,660
Posted By steveyork
HC110 and Rodinal -- cheap, easy and lasts a long...

HC110 and Rodinal -- cheap, easy and lasts a long time, though I go through at least 1000 ml of each every year. I do experiment with others just to shake things up a bit.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-10-2019
Replies: 1,734
Views: 322,186
Posted By steveyork
35mm Elmarit + Fomapan 100 in...

35mm Elmarit + Fomapan 100 in Rodinal

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7887/47274599382_f9e4914921_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2f2uFnG)Tall Reflection (https://flic.kr/p/2f2uFnG) by Steve...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 03-09-2019
Replies: 1,564
Views: 99,704
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35mm Elmarit + Fomapan 100 in...

35mm Elmarit + Fomapan 100 in Rodinal

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7808/33433492968_d8103f388b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SWpoDW)Street Art (https://flic.kr/p/SWpoDW) by Steve...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-08-2019
Replies: 1,734
Views: 322,186
Posted By steveyork
35mm Elmarit + Fomapan 100 in...

35mm Elmarit + Fomapan 100 in Rodinal


https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7808/33433492968_d8103f388b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SWpoDW)Street Art (https://flic.kr/p/SWpoDW) by Steve...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-08-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 20,289
Posted By steveyork
Dual range Summicron + Double X in...

Dual range Summicron + Double X in HC-110

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/901/41321345142_9c5508d63a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25XqGid)Pete (https://flic.kr/p/25XqGid) by Steve...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-05-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,012
Posted By steveyork
I shot the Contaflex IV for a couple years. ...

I shot the Contaflex IV for a couple years. Small, light, a bright viewfinder, a bit quirky, but the 45mm Tessar lens was nice. I'm always a bit surprised at the good quality of the old Zeiss...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-03-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By steveyork
I shot a bit with Topcor lenses from the late...

I shot a bit with Topcor lenses from the late 1950's, including this 58mm focal length. I was astounded with the optical quality. Very good indeed.
Forum: RFF News 02-27-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,029
Posted By steveyork
Seems that when they stopped marketing B&W film...

Seems that when they stopped marketing B&W film they signaled their long term intentions.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-26-2019
Replies: 98
Views: 12,080
Posted By steveyork
50mm Summicron...

50mm Summicron R

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3677/13643211074_bcf1362a91_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/mMB2k9)True Love (https://flic.kr/p/mMB2k9) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-13-2019
Replies: 1,510
Views: 195,096
Posted By steveyork
Yes, back in the day when Leica stuff was only...

Yes, back in the day when Leica stuff was only expensive, not incredibly expensive. Probably wouldn't do it today. No longer have the camera, nor the lens. Still have the dog though.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-13-2019
Replies: 1,305
Views: 336,214
Posted By steveyork
60mm Elmarit + Kodak Gold...

60mm Elmarit + Kodak Gold 200

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3767/11173260774_6c2fd658e1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/i2kTa9)Mary with her Ikoflex (leicaflex sl, 60mm elmarit) (https://flic.kr/p/i2kTa9)...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-12-2019
Replies: 592
Views: 87,299
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1937 f/1.5 Sonnar on...

1937 f/1.5 Sonnar on M3

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1754/42156551934_583623e3c5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27eembj)Windy Conditions (Sonnar, 1936) (https://flic.kr/p/27eembj) by Steve...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-12-2019
Replies: 576
Views: 145,347
Posted By steveyork
Nikon S2 + 50/2 + Foma...

Nikon S2 + 50/2 + Foma 100

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1737/28533534478_d48b55c6e8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/KtpPH1)Breakfast Time (Nikon S2, 1956) (https://flic.kr/p/KtpPH1) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-11-2019
Replies: 1,510
Views: 195,096
Posted By steveyork
35mm Elmarit R + Efke...

35mm Elmarit R + Efke 50

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4302/36048309261_a119eb4cd2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WVt1rt)Swimming the Suwannee (https://flic.kr/p/WVt1rt) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-11-2019
Replies: 1,510
Views: 195,096
Posted By steveyork
50mm Summicron DR + Fomapan...

50mm Summicron DR + Fomapan 100

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/857/27648304548_781534425e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/J8bMG1)Watchful (Leica M3) (https://flic.kr/p/J8bMG1) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-11-2019
Replies: 1,510
Views: 195,096
Posted By steveyork
50mm Nikkor- H + Kentmere...

50mm Nikkor- H + Kentmere 100

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1845/42721021660_dbe8ff4dec_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2867pmY)Gulf Stream Hotel (https://flic.kr/p/2867pmY) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-11-2019
Replies: 1,510
Views: 195,096
Posted By steveyork
50mm Summicron-M +...

50mm Summicron-M + Plus-X

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5108/5560409809_e98314ff93_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/9tmy7D)Lab Attack! -- (Leica MP, 50mm Summicron, plus-x) (https://flic.kr/p/9tmy7D) by...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-11-2019
Replies: 1,510
Views: 195,096
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CV 58mm f/1.4 + Fomapan...

CV 58mm f/1.4 + Fomapan 200

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4880/32007916507_5d4d14f213_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QLqWrr)Belly Rubs (https://flic.kr/p/QLqWrr) by Steve...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-09-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,819
Posted By steveyork
I've been using Vuescan with a ColorPerfect...

I've been using Vuescan with a ColorPerfect plugin on a Nikon 9000 for 7-8 years and I can't recall any issues, other then scanning a bit flat. Most people with coolscans have good success with...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-08-2019
Replies: 757
Views: 237,162
Posted By steveyork
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4891/46273947622_95...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4891/46273947622_9554b117fa_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dv55t9)
Girl & Camera (https://flic.kr/p/2dv55t9) by Steve (https://www.flickr.com/photos/filmforlife/), on Flickr
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-08-2019
Replies: 1,734
Views: 322,186
Posted By steveyork
50mm Summicron R + Leicaflex...

50mm Summicron R + Leicaflex SL

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4638/38808258934_3a7a6006ac_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/228mtjE)Bent and Scratched (https://flic.kr/p/228mtjE) by Steve...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-08-2019
Replies: 1,734
Views: 322,186
Posted By steveyork
35mm Elmarit R + Leicaflex...

35mm Elmarit R + Leicaflex SL
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/511/19636494281_eed02a07ca_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/vVdaCe)Abandoned Prison #29 (https://flic.kr/p/vVdaCe) by Steve...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-08-2019
Replies: 1,734
Views: 322,186
Posted By steveyork
90mm Elmarit...

90mm Elmarit R

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/443/18145753703_d9b3be81e3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tDtJot)Abandoned Prison #5 (https://flic.kr/p/tDtJot) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-06-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 9,258
Posted By steveyork
35mm Elmarit...

35mm Elmarit R

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7311/8728779498_560f8816b0_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/eikh3f)Lost Cat (leicaflex sl, 35mm elmarit) (https://flic.kr/p/eikh3f) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-06-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 9,258
Posted By steveyork
1936 collapsible...

1936 collapsible Sonnar

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4164/34187137250_54bf666bab_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/U611QS)God's Bus #3 (https://flic.kr/p/U611QS) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-06-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 9,258
Posted By steveyork
35mm...

35mm Nikkor-OC

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7856/46014690244_9715d1a3c1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2d7ajhm)Broken Truck #3 (https://flic.kr/p/2d7ajhm) by Steve...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-06-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,677
Posted By steveyork
The aspherical lenses I have used (Leica and...

The aspherical lenses I have used (Leica and Voigtlander) have all been very sharp and clinical. Great, I suppose, for color film, but I find them a bit jarring for B&W film.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-06-2019
Replies: 450
Views: 52,865
Posted By steveyork
50mm Summicron R (type...

50mm Summicron R (type 2)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7442/12032457263_a0ccc5e75e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/jkgukH)Abandoned House (leicaflex sl) (https://flic.kr/p/jkgukH) by Steve...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-06-2019
Replies: 450
Views: 52,865
Posted By steveyork
50mm Nikkor-HC Don't shoot a lot of tri-x...

50mm Nikkor-HC

Don't shoot a lot of tri-x because of all the sun where I live.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4885/46749377122_74146d7ac1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ee5M6u)Grocery Cart...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-06-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,679
Posted By steveyork
Bokeh monster ... One of the lenses I regret...

Bokeh monster ... One of the lenses I regret selling, but as I recall an odd filter size.


https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1786/29278629648_7d5a72d8db_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LBfCxs)Bowl of Bokeh...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-05-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 702
Posted By steveyork
M4P -- 23,180 (22,444) M4-2 -- 15,800 (17,100) CL...

M4P -- 23,180 (22,444)
M4-2 -- 15,800 (17,100)
CL -- 65,000 (65,000)
M1 -- 9,741 (9,700)
M2 -- 83,077 (83,300)

As you can see, different sources give different production totals.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,093
Posted By steveyork
1. Quality film is as important as...

1. Quality film is as important as equipment.

2. There's no necessary magic in a name or price tag.

3. Trial and error in photography is important. Can't figure things out by sitting on a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-05-2019
Replies: 241
Views: 12,846
Posted By steveyork
35mm Elmarit R + Fomapan...

35mm Elmarit R + Fomapan 100

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5728/20671109072_0854057907_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xuCQyh)Creepy Tower (https://flic.kr/p/xuCQyh) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-04-2019
Replies: 1,927
Views: 256,721
Posted By steveyork
35mm Elmarit R (type...

35mm Elmarit R (type 3)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7474/15914854055_ed6c1e42fd_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qfkMDr)Posted Land (https://flic.kr/p/qfkMDr) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-04-2019
Replies: 1,927
Views: 256,721
Posted By steveyork
35mm Elmarit...

35mm Elmarit R

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/511/19636494281_eed02a07ca_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/vVdaCe)Abandoned Prison #29 (https://flic.kr/p/vVdaCe) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-04-2019
Replies: 332
Views: 53,903
Posted By steveyork
50mm Summicron...

50mm Summicron R

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7442/12032457263_a0ccc5e75e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/jkgukH)
Abandoned House (leicaflex sl) (https://flic.kr/p/jkgukH) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-04-2019
Replies: 1,927
Views: 256,721
Posted By steveyork
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7442/12032457263_a0...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7442/12032457263_a0ccc5e75e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/jkgukH)Abandoned House (leicaflex sl) (https://flic.kr/p/jkgukH) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-04-2019
Replies: 1,927
Views: 256,721
Posted By steveyork
35mm Summicron M (type...

35mm Summicron M (type 4)

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5128/5354698349_b512c91673_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/9abegk)Munson Cemetery, Florida (https://flic.kr/p/9abegk) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-04-2019
Replies: 1,927
Views: 256,721
Posted By steveyork
50mm Summicron M (type...

50mm Summicron M (type 5)

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5084/5309137629_f196119545_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/969HDF)St. Michaels Cemetery, Pensacola, FL (https://flic.kr/p/969HDF) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-04-2019
Replies: 1,927
Views: 256,721
Posted By steveyork
dual range...

dual range Summicron

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4892/46124675752_c1c3127b27_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dgT29d)Warning! (https://flic.kr/p/2dgT29d) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-04-2019
Replies: 1,927
Views: 256,721
Posted By steveyork
35mm Elmarit-R (type...

35mm Elmarit-R (type 3)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4326/35832494732_b1df21a670_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WAoUij)Highway 98 Revisted (https://flic.kr/p/WAoUij) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-04-2019
Replies: 1,927
Views: 256,721
Posted By steveyork
Nikon S2 +...

Nikon S2 + 50/2

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/908/28000494228_b6ba3f5a42_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JEiRpS)'Get Out' Sign (Nikon S2) (https://flic.kr/p/JEiRpS) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-04-2019
Replies: 332
Views: 53,903
Posted By steveyork
50mm...

50mm Nikkor-H

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1845/42721021660_dbe8ff4dec_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2867pmY)
Gulf Stream Hotel (https://flic.kr/p/2867pmY) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-04-2019
Replies: 332
Views: 53,903
Posted By steveyork
60mm Elmarit...

60mm Elmarit

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7467/15464641894_ef73bb57f2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pyykfN)
Roosting (Leicaflex SL, 60mm Elmarit, Kodak Gold 200) (https://flic.kr/p/pyykfN) by Steve...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-04-2019
Replies: 4,570
Views: 1,304,381
Posted By steveyork
50mm Summicron...

50mm Summicron R


https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5224/5690292346_17123b5660_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/9EQeEJ)Mary Playing with Dog #5 (https://flic.kr/p/9EQeEJ) by Steve...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-04-2019
Replies: 4,570
Views: 1,304,381
Posted By steveyork
50mm Summilux...

50mm Summilux Asph

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5289/5273620783_c65194a654_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/931FJg)Old Man at Work (https://flic.kr/p/931FJg) by Steve...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-04-2019
Replies: 5,545
Views: 490,442
Posted By steveyork
50mm Summicron R (type...

50mm Summicron R (type 2)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4149/5164046844_7cd087aefe_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/8Sk6dq)Winston -- Pacific Northwest (leicaflex sl, 50mm summicron)...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-04-2019
Replies: 5,545
Views: 490,442
Posted By steveyork
Nikon S2 +...

Nikon S2 + 50/2

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/841/28723378067_329cfc2a09_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/KLbPAk)Storm on the Mountain (Nikon, 1956) (https://flic.kr/p/KLbPAk) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-04-2019
Replies: 332
Views: 53,903
Posted By steveyork
50mm Summicron-R (type...

50mm Summicron-R (type 1)

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8159/7130112863_7208b64726_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/bS4G9p)
Shadow Dog (leicaflex, 50mm summicron) (https://flic.kr/p/bS4G9p) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-04-2019
Replies: 332
Views: 53,903
Posted By steveyork
35mm...

35mm Nikkor-O

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4823/46226803282_7bc3b73cc1_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dqUs6G)
Shadow & Light (https://flic.kr/p/2dqUs6G) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-04-2019
Replies: 332
Views: 53,903
Posted By steveyork
35mm...

35mm Nikkor-O

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4907/45952150542_1e7e4ec35e_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2d1CMpC)Humpty Dumpty (https://flic.kr/p/2d1CMpC) by Steve...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-03-2019
Replies: 343
Views: 119,178
Posted By steveyork
delete --> wrong

delete --> wrong
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-03-2019
Replies: 382
Views: 175,573
Posted By steveyork
Nikon...

Nikon mount

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4814/46571957591_155a529fa1_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dXpss4)Strawn Citrus Packing House #3 (https://flic.kr/p/2dXpss4) by Steve...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-03-2019
Replies: 382
Views: 175,573
Posted By steveyork
Nikon mount...

Nikon mount

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4815/31413531407_ecc48373ea_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PRUyst)Dummett Sugar Mill Ruins (https://flic.kr/p/PRUyst) by Steve...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-03-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 20,289
Posted By steveyork
1936 f/1.5 Sonnar (via Amedeo...

1936 f/1.5 Sonnar (via Amedeo adapter)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1754/42156551934_583623e3c5_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27eembj)Windy Conditions (Sonnar, 1936) (https://flic.kr/p/27eembj) by...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-03-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 34,335
Posted By steveyork
1936 f/1.5...

1936 f/1.5 Sonnar

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1754/42156551934_583623e3c5_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27eembj)Windy Conditions (Sonnar, 1936) (https://flic.kr/p/27eembj) by Steve...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-03-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 20,289
Posted By steveyork
dual range...

dual range Summicron

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/874/41233789702_39007068d8_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25PFX7E)Sinking Tire Swing (https://flic.kr/p/25PFX7E) by Steve...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-03-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 34,335
Posted By steveyork
1936 rigid f/2...

1936 rigid f/2 Sonnar

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1723/41550523965_3f8a898ec8_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26iFibe)A Bad Day (Sonnar, 1936) (https://flic.kr/p/26iFibe) by Steve...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-03-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 20,289
Posted By steveyork
Dual Range...

Dual Range Summicron

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4335/36628046335_1744eee7c0_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XNGj5g)Country Living (https://flic.kr/p/XNGj5g) by Steve...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-03-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 34,335
Posted By steveyork
1937 collapsible...

1937 collapsible Sonnar

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7707/28167210144_d945b9f8f2_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JV3jfd)Lake Okeechobee #2, (Zeiss Sonnar, 1937) (https://flic.kr/p/JV3jfd) by Steve...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-03-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 34,335
Posted By steveyork
1937 collapsible...

1937 collapsible Sonnar.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/964/41883501921_5a1202bfb0_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26P6TVt)Pond (Contax II, 1937) (https://flic.kr/p/26P6TVt) by Steve...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-03-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 34,335
Posted By steveyork
1937 collapsible...

1937 collapsible Sonnar

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/793/40243104195_259ca9a71a_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24j9qQ4)Morning Stroll (1937, Contax II) (https://flic.kr/p/24j9qQ4) by Steve...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-03-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 34,335
Posted By steveyork
1936 collapsible...

1936 collapsible Sonnar

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4176/34430993942_e183d21dd2_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/UsxQWA)God's Bus #4 (Contax II, 1936) (https://flic.kr/p/UsxQWA) by Steve...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-03-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 34,335
Posted By steveyork
1936 collapsible...

1936 collapsible Sonnar

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/978/42253067222_b24114b154_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27nL1P1)Birds of a Feather (Contax II, 1936) (https://flic.kr/p/27nL1P1) by Steve...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-03-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 34,335
Posted By steveyork
1936 collapsible...

1936 collapsible Sonnar

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4165/33892338854_1793fc1e6f_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TCX6xU)No More Music (Contax II, 1936) (https://flic.kr/p/TCX6xU) by Steve...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-03-2019
Replies: 2,699
Views: 793,083
Posted By steveyork
Not a big fan of metered Fs when I used them in...

Not a big fan of metered Fs when I used them in the past -- too big, too bulky -- but I have come to appreciate those with an eye-level prism. It handles like a different...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-03-2019
Replies: 276
Views: 67,539
Posted By steveyork
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4891/46273947622_95...

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Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-03-2019
Replies: 276
Views: 67,539
Posted By steveyork
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7801/32012149827_82...

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Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-01-2019
Replies: 276
Views: 67,539
Posted By steveyork
http://https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7801/3201214...

http://https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7801/32012149827_82ab962a68_m.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QLNCRH)Friday Night Camera Porn (https://flic.kr/p/QLNCRH) by Steve...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-30-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 4,296
Posted By steveyork
I remember the day when $1,000 bought you a new...

I remember the day when $1,000 bought you a new 35mm Summicron. Not any more. Makes me feel old. :(
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-29-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,319
Posted By steveyork
No, someone different. Vermont Camera Works. ...

No, someone different. Vermont Camera Works. They have a website. They serviced an M3 and several S2 in the past for me. One of the Nikons was a real mess. Affordable. Did a good job too...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-29-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,319
Posted By steveyork
There are many who can properly service an analog...

There are many who can properly service an analog Leica M. They are not complicated cameras. The "Big 3" don't have a magic wand. I've used them all, and others.

If speed an economy are an...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-20-2019
Replies: 323
Views: 25,396
Posted By steveyork
Shot film Leicas in both the M and R mounts...

Shot film Leicas in both the M and R mounts exclusively for almost two decades, but I now feel that virtually anything Leica is overhyped, overpriced, when compared with the availability and cost of...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-17-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,689
Posted By steveyork
The Summicron is clearly the better lens. It has...

The Summicron is clearly the better lens. It has to be, it costs more. :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,889
Posted By steveyork
Leica are expensive but they have a strong used...

Leica are expensive but they have a strong used market. Purchase carefully and you can probably make a little money if you sell later. When I largely got out of rangefinders in circa 2012, I made...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-15-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,889
Posted By steveyork
Over the last 15 years, Leica new film cameras...

Over the last 15 years, Leica new film cameras and lenses have probably increased in price by 80-100%. When I purchased an MP when they initially came out in circa 2003 it cost $2595 US (and I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-15-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,889
Posted By steveyork
So true. But you have to "been around," as you...

So true. But you have to "been around," as you say, to reach that conclusion. Some people never get out of their own neighborhood.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-15-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,889
Posted By steveyork
Fifteen or so years ago, when I shot rangefinders...

Fifteen or so years ago, when I shot rangefinders exclusively, I tested a ZI at a store. I owned an M7 and MP at the time, but something about the rangefinder patch of the ZI was disconcerting. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-12-2019
Replies: 2,699
Views: 793,083
Posted By steveyork
Both versions of the 50 Summicron R are great...

Both versions of the 50 Summicron R are great performers. As are both versions of the 90 Elmarit. A couple years ago I got rid of the "version one" lenses, keeping only those that took the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-12-2019
Replies: 2,699
Views: 793,083
Posted By steveyork
The only old black paint Leicas I ever owned...

The only old black paint Leicas I ever owned where a couple Leicaflex SL (one a Mot). I even had consecutive numbered black paint Leicaflex SL in the house for one weekend. But I always thought the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1,685
Posted By steveyork
Patterson 3 reel tank + Cinestill monobath...

Patterson 3 reel tank + Cinestill monobath developer. Fun times ahead.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-23-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 826
Posted By steveyork
If offers simplicity, efficiency and degree of...

If offers simplicity, efficiency and degree of protection for the seller, but it has effectively cut down on the pool of international buyers for someone who lists on ebay. I'm told it really adds...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-17-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 510
Posted By steveyork
You guys are correct -- 40.5 mm is common. I was...

You guys are correct -- 40.5 mm is common. I was thinking of a 50mm Canon LTM 1.5 I had trouble finding filters, but turns out that was 40mm. Zeiss is a different size, but I was able to use the...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-13-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 510
Posted By steveyork
The old Zeiss push on filters are regularly...

The old Zeiss push on filters are regularly available. R10 is the red one. They have a tendency to pop off though.

For screw-on, it's an odd ball size of 40.5 mm.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-05-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,848
Posted By steveyork
I used an F3 and an F3HP for one summer, but...

I used an F3 and an F3HP for one summer, but really didn't like the reduced viewfinder magnification (about .75). When it comes to manual focus lenses, the greater the viewfinder magnification, the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-01-2018
Replies: 58
Views: 1,792
Posted By steveyork
More of an SLR guy myself, but over the last...

More of an SLR guy myself, but over the last decades I've owned and shot a trunk full of new and old range finders -- Zeiss, Leica, Nikon, Canon (II, IIA, M3, M4, M5, M6 M6ttl, M7, MP, S2, S3, L1). ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-29-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By steveyork
Just make sure you clean them with tape after the...

Just make sure you clean them with tape after the initial use. I've had a few tops pop off over the years, with surprising little light damage, but they've generally worked well.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-27-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 10,116
Posted By steveyork
Nice to see new M mount lenses that are smaller. ...

Nice to see new M mount lenses that are smaller. Seems all the new optics are so big.

Edit ---> Oops, guess these are just new mounts for existing.
Forum: RFF News 11-09-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 5,411
Posted By steveyork
This is a very cool idea. He had so much first...

This is a very cool idea. He had so much first hand experience with a lot of stuff.

A year or so ago I read through some of Tom's old posts, and it was very informative, but I could only go back...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-09-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 2,804
Posted By steveyork
The Canon 50mm 1.5 LTM is a relatively...

The Canon 50mm 1.5 LTM is a relatively inexpensive lens and full of character.
Forum: Nikon RF 11-06-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2,367
Posted By steveyork
Looks like their flat rate repair for a film...

Looks like their flat rate repair for a film rangefinder is now up to $330.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-09-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,580
Posted By steveyork
All the top end Leica lenses I used to shoot on...

All the top end Leica lenses I used to shoot on my top end Leica M bodies. I belatedly learned my pictures are just as crappy with less expensive stuff. They held their value though; in some...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-06-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,299
Posted By steveyork
Does it take sharp pictures? I once has a...

Does it take sharp pictures? I once has a Summicron Aspherical that was a bit off, but it took great pictures.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-30-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By steveyork
And Leicaflex series.

And Leicaflex series.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-29-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 2,140
Posted By steveyork
Rodinal and HC-110 because of long shelf life...

Rodinal and HC-110 because of long shelf life with good results. I mostly only shoot iso 125 or slower.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-18-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 2,725
Posted By steveyork
Back in the dark days of circa 20006-07, when...

Back in the dark days of circa 20006-07, when there were whispers of possibly Leica going out of business, and retailers were dropping at least the R line, I picked up some real smashing deals, at...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 08-13-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,943
Posted By steveyork
In owning some Canon and Nikon RF stuff, I've...

In owning some Canon and Nikon RF stuff, I've come to the conclusion that what separated Leica was, in fact, the viewfinder. The old Leitz optics, however, were not any better, and many cases worse...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-10-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,305
Posted By steveyork
The L1 I once owned scratched eyeglasses, even...

The L1 I once owned scratched eyeglasses, even with attempted protections (corn plaster trick). Nice camera though. High quality. Good value. About .75x. Very cool to have the three...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-27-2018
Replies: 126
Views: 5,849
Posted By steveyork
Nikon F. Reliable and cheap. Even near mint...

Nikon F. Reliable and cheap. Even near mint samples are going for "pennies" on that big auction site. Repairs aren't that expensive either, but the recent three I've acquired have needed none,...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-27-2018
Replies: 119
Views: 4,958
Posted By steveyork
Absolutely, 100% awesome. But Purdue...

Absolutely, 100% awesome. But Purdue (soon-to-be) grad working with that evil school in Ann Arbor ... hmm, doesn't seem quite right. Seriously, sounds like something like NASA is in his future,...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-20-2018
Replies: 118
Views: 5,352
Posted By steveyork
I've only shot a roll or two, but I like my...

I've only shot a roll or two, but I like my non-ai 58mm Nikkor f/1.4 from 1960. Lots of character. Relatively inexpensive. Which is surprising, because some well known folks have bashed the lens,...
Forum: RFF News 07-19-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 7,873
Posted By steveyork
My sister-in=law just fought that battle. Today...

My sister-in=law just fought that battle. Today though, according to the Affordable Care Act, health plans in the US must cover cancer, ect., and everyone is required to have insurance. Such is my...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-19-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 2,294
Posted By steveyork
I purchased a VC 50mm/1.5 in Nikon S mount on...

I purchased a VC 50mm/1.5 in Nikon S mount on that auction site, and I was surprised to find haze in the rear element for such a "new" lens. I always associated haze with old, circa 50's and 60's...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-19-2018
Replies: 118
Views: 5,352
Posted By steveyork
I haven't put a lot of film through these lenses...

I haven't put a lot of film through these lenses yet, but initial results were full of character: a pre-war 50mm Zeiss Sonnar f/1.5, and a circa 1950's 50mm Cannon f/1.5. Ok, I like Sonnars. Both...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2018
Replies: 58
Views: 4,138
Posted By steveyork
It's a tool; not a piece of jewelry. At least...

It's a tool; not a piece of jewelry.

At least he's using the camera, not a "fondler" or a snap shot warrior like so many other Leica owners.

It you're out there doing stuff, crap happens. I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-15-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 4,992
Posted By steveyork
Like the M3 best of all Leica rangefinders, and...

Like the M3 best of all Leica rangefinders, and I've used a small boatload of them over more then two decades, but honestly like a Nikon S2 just as well.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,389
Posted By steveyork
People have been calling the death film for...

People have been calling the death film for almost two decades now. I remember the old photo.net days, around year 2000, when all the blowhards were saying you wouldn't be able to even buy film in a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-09-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By steveyork
2. If by "twang" you mean a pinging or ringing...

2. If by "twang" you mean a pinging or ringing sound, it may be a mirror damping issue. Easy fix. Foam replacement. Lots of people can fix Nikons. Some very inexpensively.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-08-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By steveyork
Recall seeing a thread on this very topic in the...

Recall seeing a thread on this very topic in the archives.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-08-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,389
Posted By steveyork
I like this truth.

I like this truth.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-08-2018
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,453
Posted By steveyork
I just purchased some Nikon F stuff. Two items...

I just purchased some Nikon F stuff. Two items surprised. An F with an eye level prism is like a totally different camera from one with a big, clunky meter head. Smaller, lighter, much more...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-08-2018
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,453
Posted By steveyork
I just purchased some Nikon F stuff. Two items...

I just purchased some Nikon F stuff. Two items surprised. An F with an eye level prism is like a totally different camera from one with a big, clunky meter head. Smaller, lighter, much more...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-08-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,389
Posted By steveyork
Still don't like the look of digital B&W as much...

Still don't like the look of digital B&W as much as film.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-29-2018
Replies: 824
Views: 84,288
Posted By steveyork
In some respects the viewfinders in the...

In some respects the viewfinders in the rangefinders from the other companies were better.

The pre-war Zeiss has a massive rangefinder base with a larger finder patch.

Most Nikons are 1.0x...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-28-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,005
Posted By steveyork
I once dropped an M4 into three feet of sea...

I once dropped an M4 into three feet of sea water. Not fun.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-27-2018
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,453
Posted By steveyork
Every 5-7 years I spend 12-18 months blowing what...

Every 5-7 years I spend 12-18 months blowing what I'm using. Leica M ---> top end Leica M ----> Leica R ----> to now just having less of any one thing and building more variety, with an emphasis on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-27-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 784
Posted By steveyork
Old Nikkors seem to be great values on the used...

Old Nikkors seem to be great values on the used market these days.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-26-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 990
Posted By steveyork
I had a few caps pop off. Most recently this...

I had a few caps pop off. Most recently this last weekend. Surprisingly, when I developed the film, there wasn't much light leakage. In the past, the caps have popped off on unexposed film and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-25-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 4,390
Posted By steveyork
Fs and non-ai lenses seem to be good values in...

Fs and non-ai lenses seem to be good values in the market these days.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-23-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,428
Posted By steveyork
You missed the point, or maybe I wasn't very...

You missed the point, or maybe I wasn't very articulate in the initial post. Arista is rebranded Fomapan. A hundred feet used to cost $39, and Fomapan $49. Now they both cost $49. Why? Is Arista...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-23-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,428
Posted By steveyork
Arista -- price up

Arista B&W films used to be a great deal. Repackaged Tri-X, plus-x, and most recently Fomapan. I've shot hundreds of rolls of their film over the years, but when purchasing chemicals from them...
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