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Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Day Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 1,282
Posted By zuiko85
Does gear matter? The answer is yes. With...

Does gear matter? The answer is yes. With qualifiers.
But that is true in many aspects of life.
What we really need is more one armed photographers, so they can’t say; ‘on the other hand’.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Days Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,373
Posted By zuiko85
About the only thing I trust ebay for now is...

About the only thing I trust ebay for now is filter step rings, lens and body caps, the odd lens adapter and that is about it. All items usually less than $20 tops. I have received items that only...
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,446
Posted By zuiko85
Never heard of the C-35? Back in the 70's I...

Never heard of the C-35? Back in the 70's I worked at a camera store in downtown Chicago and we sold a ton of them. It was an early compact 35, auto exposure with RF focusing and an excellent...
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,446
Posted By zuiko85
Title confusing since not all selections are 35mm...

Title confusing since not all selections are 35mm cameras.
Most searched? Then why not title the article “Film Cameras with most internet searches”
Film cameras with the highest sales numbers must...
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 3,041
Posted By zuiko85
Yep! Lots of unfinished photo projects. Still...

Yep! Lots of unfinished photo projects. Still need to go find some more hobby plywood. Cobbled together, but have not tested, a Kodak Tourist 6X9. Since I do my own developing and have plenty of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 163
Views: 6,646
Posted By zuiko85
Don’t have to worry about it. Already have too...

Don’t have to worry about it. Already have too much gear and way too little talent.
Time to stay home, catch up on backlog of developing and several camera projects.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,836
Posted By zuiko85
I believe the OPís question was of a more...

I believe the OPís question was of a more rhetorical nature. Tongue in cheek if you will.
At least that is the way I read it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,836
Posted By zuiko85
Well, don’t shoot video, just stills. That said,...

Well, don’t shoot video, just stills. That said, my motto is; ‘if I can mount it I’ll shoot it.’
Was gifted a Kodak Brownie #3 that dates between 1906 to 1911. It has a single element lens of about...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 990
Posted By zuiko85
I like compact, light weight equipment but wow,...

I like compact, light weight equipment but wow, that's really small.
Although not small used as a light meter, my EM10 comes along now to serve that function for my 6X9 or 5X4 film cameras. Extra to...
Forum: Jason Schneider - The Camera Collector 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 2,277
Posted By zuiko85
Welcome Jason! Remember well some of your...

Welcome Jason!
Remember well some of your articles. Have a lot of photo related 'junk' but not a collector myself.
Especially vivid in my mind was an article titled "Conceal that camera!" or...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 12,355
Posted By zuiko85
Cheap Thambar for your m4:3?

Have a EM10 for about 3 months but just now purchased a OM to m4:3 mount adapter. Thought Iíd try out my old silver nose 85 f2 Zuiko.
Yikes, at f2 thatís some veiling flare, and a tele lens hood...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 12,355
Posted By zuiko85
Do you leave yours at the hyper focal...

Do you leave yours at the hyper focal distance?
I’ve been thinking of getting one of these for my EM10 but you have to shop carefully, they are often more expensive now than when new.
Another option...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 02-25-2020
Replies: 7
Views: 960
Posted By zuiko85
You mean you meant to get them out in November...

You mean you meant to get them out in November but only finished up in January?
For kickstarter projects thats a miracle, and a success.
I’ve backed 5 KS projects, one was for photo paper, three...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-20-2020
Replies: 97
Views: 3,640
Posted By zuiko85
Hood? Yes, if I can but I have some oddball...

Hood? Yes, if I can but I have some oddball lenses that there is no practical way to employ a hood. When necessary I can often shade the lens with my hand.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-20-2020
Replies: 60
Views: 1,504
Posted By zuiko85
Since the back unclips from Leica M cameras and...

Since the back unclips from Leica M cameras and the baseplate is removeable how about a digital back for your film M?
The back holds the digital sensor (which may need to be a wee bit smaller than...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 02-18-2020
Replies: 15
Views: 1,270
Posted By zuiko85
Face it folks, Olympus did half frame 35mm much...

Face it folks, Olympus did half frame 35mm much better than Leica. Maitani’s Pen F was brilliant and the lens system grew to about 15 focal lengths from 20mm to 800mm (although I doubt they made more...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-18-2020
Replies: 50
Views: 1,369
Posted By zuiko85
One of my Olympus Pen VF half frame cameras. The...

One of my Olympus Pen VF half frame cameras. The all manual original with 28mm f3.5 lens (40mm E/full frame). That and a bag of 400 ISO B&W.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-17-2020
Replies: 85
Views: 2,843
Posted By zuiko85
If Lomography ran a KS campaign for something I...

If Lomography ran a KS campaign for something I was interested in I would feel safe backing it. When a established company like them use KS they are going to make the product and are using...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-17-2020
Replies: 79
Views: 3,059
Posted By zuiko85
If you shoot Leica for the RF focusing/viewing...

If you shoot Leica for the RF focusing/viewing experience then I guess a person is stuck with what they build. But if just to use Leica glass then the OP could get a used, LN full frame Sony...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-16-2020
Replies: 85
Views: 2,843
Posted By zuiko85
No argument there Godfrey. When I first backed a...

No argument there Godfrey. When I first backed a project on KS 5 years ago I foolishly believed that Kickstarter's 'Terms of Service' that laid out what creators were 'required' to do held some kind...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-16-2020
Replies: 85
Views: 2,843
Posted By zuiko85
I believe they tried very hard, but that they...

I believe they tried very hard, but that they have also been less than forthcoming on numerous occasions. Some backers have received assurances that their rewards will be shipped Ďnext weekí and then...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-15-2020
Replies: 85
Views: 2,843
Posted By zuiko85
Don't bother with Jollylook. I backed for one and...

Don't bother with Jollylook. I backed for one and the foam light seals leak light, $48 for landfill. I did save the 110mm plastic lens. If you stop it down to f64 it will make a passable fixed focus...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-13-2020
Replies: 40
Views: 1,444
Posted By zuiko85
Usually all I wish to photograph is how a scene...

Usually all I wish to photograph is how a scene appears to my eyes. I do not wish to turn a night scene into a photograph that looks like it was taken at 2 in the afternoon.
Yes, for stopping fast...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-13-2020
Replies: 40
Views: 1,444
Posted By zuiko85
What’s the ISO of tracing a camera obscura image...

What’s the ISO of tracing a camera obscura image with a #2 pencil.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-12-2020
Replies: 40
Views: 1,444
Posted By zuiko85
Yeah, even my 5 year old EM10 goes up to some...

Yeah, even my 5 year old EM10 goes up to some ridiculous (for that year) ISO. Even tried it out once. The results looked like a badly executed paint-by-number picture that were all the rage in the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-11-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 993
Posted By zuiko85
If you are going to use a RC as an everyday...

If you are going to use a RC as an everyday camera one essential accessory is a 43.5mm to 43mm step-down filter adapter. You will find 43mm lens filters and hoods and caps much easier to source than...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-10-2020
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By zuiko85
Have an EM10 and for many years have shot Pen F...

Have an EM10 and for many years have shot Pen F half frame so have acquired lenses between 20mm to 150mm. They are indeed little gems on M4:3 cameras. The only problem I have, a problem I no doubt...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-10-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 993
Posted By zuiko85
Self timer might have been set without the camera...

Self timer might have been set without the camera being cocked and them jammed at the end of it's travel.
The RC is a nice compact little camera. I really like mine. They are worth looking for a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-07-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 1,168
Posted By zuiko85
What interesting to me are the comments generated...

What interesting to me are the comments generated under that article. Always a mixture of scoffers about film users....and film users trying to defend still using film.

It’s tiresome. Why does...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-05-2020
Replies: 173
Views: 18,574
Posted By zuiko85
Most of us who have tried crowdfunding for some...

Most of us who have tried crowdfunding for some bit of photo related hardware have now ‘wised up’ and will be much more cautious in the future. Yes, some delivered, but all of the initial four I’ve...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-04-2020
Replies: 85
Views: 2,843
Posted By zuiko85
What I cannot figure is why Instax Wide is...

What I cannot figure is why Instax Wide is cheaper than Instax Square.
My "aluminum hat, lunatic fringe, conspiracy theory" is that since Instax Sq. is new and popular they are charging the maximum...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-04-2020
Replies: 85
Views: 2,843
Posted By zuiko85
Instax Wide with a press style lens, say 100mm,...

Instax Wide with a press style lens, say 100mm, might be the way to go. Since normally these instant prints are not enlarged then DoF requirements could be a bit relaxed I think, enough to make focus...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2020
Replies: 9,248
Views: 924,379
Posted By zuiko85
Well, not bought but gifted. Some friends who...

Well, not bought but gifted. Some friends who clean out houses had a couple of old cameras that the owners were tossing out. So they gave them to me.
There was a Kodak #3 Brownie box camera, the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-23-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,637
Posted By zuiko85
On a related note. Film sales are up but prints...

On a related note. Film sales are up but prints probably are not.
My local Costco just closed their photo department. Gone.
Was going to stop by for passport photos, guess not.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-22-2020
Replies: 48
Views: 1,764
Posted By zuiko85
I know! Maybe one of those archeological dig...

I know! Maybe one of those archeological dig sites where the bones indicate a crime scene. Been laying there for 1000 years anyway, another 5 or 6 minutes wonít make much difference.
Actually my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-22-2020
Replies: 48
Views: 1,764
Posted By zuiko85
For those type of ham fisted morons I have just...

For those type of ham fisted morons I have just one word, pinhole.
You can buy 8"X8" carboard cartons from the dollar store, 2 for $1.
Use 5X7 paper as a negative, tape it to one side of the box. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-19-2020
Replies: 28
Views: 1,314
Posted By zuiko85
Years ago a little Kodak 110 camera with a...

Years ago a little Kodak 110 camera with a plastic 3 element 22mm lens. The lens could be scale focused and I was really impressed with how much resolution was recorded on the negatives.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-17-2020
Replies: 44
Views: 1,506
Posted By zuiko85
When the 35mm SLR was king, 50mm was about the...

When the 35mm SLR was king, 50mm was about the shortest lens that could be designed that didn't have to use optical trickery to clear the mirror. In fact many 'standard' lenses were even 55mm to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,637
Posted By zuiko85
Oh I dunno (warning, old fart opinion). I think...

Oh I dunno (warning, old fart opinion). I think the golden time to shoot film was the early 70's. Tri-X in 100ft. bulk and a box of 10 Kodak snap-caps for a $10.
Now, TX bulk is $100, and reloadable...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2020
Replies: 21
Views: 948
Posted By zuiko85
You can get lots of grain from shooting...

You can get lots of grain from shooting subminiature formats. Try a Minolta 16II. Of course that would be very hands on, loading your own cartridges with film slit down from 35mm color negative film,...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 01-12-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By zuiko85
Of course, on 35mm half frame 28mm has about the...

Of course, on 35mm half frame 28mm has about the same angle of view as 40mm on a full frame camera.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 01-12-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By zuiko85
Yep, had to look for several years before I came...

Yep, had to look for several years before I came across one. Had it about 10 years now. My serial number is about 12K units earlier than yours, 128xxx. Yours looks really clean though, mine came with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-12-2020
Replies: 24
Views: 878
Posted By zuiko85
I was only looking at the non gimmick films....

I was only looking at the non gimmick films. After all, fads come and go.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-12-2020
Replies: 24
Views: 878
Posted By zuiko85
Agree that it is much more convenient to use...

Agree that it is much more convenient to use digital for color. That said, for some folks, the types of cameras that bring them joy only take film. So.....if you really, I mean really really want to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-12-2020
Replies: 24
Views: 878
Posted By zuiko85
This thread made me look at color negative film...

This thread made me look at color negative film availability and the results for ISO 400 and 800 are very surprising (to me at least). There just isn’t much available, even in ISO 400. If, as Jan...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-12-2020
Replies: 24
Views: 878
Posted By zuiko85
'Out of stock' anyway. That said, there doesn't...

'Out of stock' anyway. That said, there doesn't seem to be much choice in 800 ISO CN film. Kodak Portra is $11.19 for one 36X roll at B&H and even it is 'out of stock'. The 36X, 3 roll pack of...
Forum: Other RF 01-09-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By zuiko85
That’s a handsome collection you have there. My...

That’s a handsome collection you have there. My first serious camera was a HiMatic 9 which unfortunately suffered a sad demise when one of my siblings (no one ever fessed up) spilled a whole glass of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By zuiko85
Well I’ll be DAGgone.

Well I’ll be DAGgone.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-01-2020
Replies: 108
Views: 5,443
Posted By zuiko85
It's not like there is a lot of competition to...

It's not like there is a lot of competition to keep prices reasonable. In B&W there is Kodak, Ilford, Foma, and maybe what, two or three other minor players. (I know, Fujifilm is going to bring back...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 2,675
Posted By zuiko85
But what did your eyes see looking at the...

But what did your eyes see looking at the flower?
Usually I want to capture light. If that is moonlight then I want it to look like moonlight. My mirrorless meter does the same doggone thing, tries...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-30-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,548
Posted By zuiko85
Personally, being a bit of a masochist, I still...

Personally, being a bit of a masochist, I still find the whole process kind of interesting. That plus, film is the only medium the cameras I like take. If I could easily unclip the film back from my...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-29-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,548
Posted By zuiko85
Didn’t ruin the picture though. As I opened your...

Didn’t ruin the picture though. As I opened your post and my eyes locked on the image my first thought was ‘what sort of ship is that’ and ‘Patricia’, I’ll have to look that up.

Never noticed any...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 2,675
Posted By zuiko85
Yup, some super camera that ip11pro. Now, if...

Yup, some super camera that ip11pro.
Now, if Appel could just make it in the shape of a camera so we have something to hold onto.

Edit; Another thought, why not link all that computational power to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 2,675
Posted By zuiko85
Thanks, my searching skills need improvement. I...

Thanks, my searching skills need improvement. I foolishly thought that the search word Ďspecifications, camera, iPhone 6sí would actually bring up something useful. I was beginning to wonder if the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 2,675
Posted By zuiko85
In regard to iphone cameras; is there anyplace to...

In regard to iphone cameras; is there anyplace to find out specifications of the camera?
For the camera in my iPhone 6s I would like to know;
The sensor size in millimeters.
The lens focal length and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 2,675
Posted By zuiko85
Sounds like an episode idea for the Red Green...

Sounds like an episode idea for the Red Green show. Let uncle Red show how, with Ďthe handymanís secret helperí and a little ingenuity, you can make your own phone/film camera.
ďRemember, if the...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-26-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 905
Posted By zuiko85
Not RF focusing but, didn’t Ricoh have a very...

Not RF focusing but, didn’t Ricoh have a very compact P&S with a very wide lens?
The name escapes me now. Ah the joys of getting old.
Edit; The GR, right? Finally popped into my head.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-26-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 905
Posted By zuiko85
A Vivitar Slim and Wide has a 2 element, 21mm f 8...

A Vivitar Slim and Wide has a 2 element, 21mm f 8 (or thereabouts) fixed focus lens with a single speed shutter.
Hey, fulfills the leaf shutter requirement and will slip into a shirt pocket and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-23-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 329
Posted By zuiko85
That’s a riot! Thanks for posting.

That’s a riot! Thanks for posting.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-23-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By zuiko85
I have a 101mm f4.5 Anastar in a Kodak Syncro...

I have a 101mm f4.5 Anastar in a Kodak Syncro Rapid 800 that has some silly strong spring to get to a marked ‘1/800’ (yeah, like I believe that). Setting that tension is so scary, the lever feels...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-21-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,197
Posted By zuiko85
Film use is not ‘the way’, it is ‘a way’. And...

Film use is not ‘the way’, it is ‘a way’. And someone still shooting, or just starting to use film, is not a condemnation or even a casual comment on folks that choose to go all digital. Just as I...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-21-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,197
Posted By zuiko85
Reasons to still use film will of course be...

Reasons to still use film will of course be personal, depending on preferences. For myself the answer is, “because the cameras I like the most, all take film.”
I still have never handled a digital...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-19-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,272
Posted By zuiko85
If new prices go up, then often used prices...

If new prices go up, then often used prices increase also. So, if a typical used price for camera ĎXí, mint condition, low shutter count is .7X of new price, then when new price goes up, so does used...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 2,028
Posted By zuiko85
The dollar store store sells Hydrogen Peroxide in...

The dollar store store sells Hydrogen Peroxide in quart size brown plastic bottles. Dump the H2O2, rinse well with tap water, and there you go, developer, stop and fixer bottles for $1 each.

Of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2019
Replies: 90
Views: 4,857
Posted By zuiko85
Not too old a thread. Wow, sure a lot of 70+...

Not too old a thread. Wow, sure a lot of 70+ around here. I also am in the process of ‘reverse gas’ if you will. Almost sure to take a dirt nap before the wife I just don’t want to put more stress on...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 12-17-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By zuiko85
Reading just the title was about to make a fool...

Reading just the title was about to make a fool of myself (yet again) by making a snarky comment along the lines of ‘Kickstarter! Bah, nuff said’.
Then I clicked on the link and saw who the creator...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-17-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,180
Posted By zuiko85
Well, reaching back 50 years or so brings me to...

Well, reaching back 50 years or so brings me to buying my first ‘good’ camera. Not even knowing that Altman’s was only a block away I went into Marshal Field’s in Chicago and bought a Minolta Hi...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-11-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,578
Posted By zuiko85
My bride (of 31 years) is amazing. A year ago I...

My bride (of 31 years) is amazing. A year ago I recognized a eBay listing for a Olympus Pen FV as one owned by the late Peter Dechert. When I told her it’s history she only asked “would you like it?”...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-04-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By zuiko85
Kind of the opposite of ‘Pictures or it didn’t...

Kind of the opposite of ‘Pictures or it didn’t happen.’
Seriously, I’d love to be able to write good descriptions of events that have transpired in front of my eyeballs. Trouble is, just not good...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-03-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By zuiko85
Also, open the back and with a bright flashlight...

Also, open the back and with a bright flashlight look for film chips in the channel the curtains run in. Set the shutter on “B” and with a locking cable release keep it open while you look for any...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-01-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 767
Posted By zuiko85
At least you’re still processing your own. I’ve...

At least you’re still processing your own. I’ve got a backlog of a year. Oh well, good intentions and all that.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-30-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 3,757
Posted By zuiko85
How would any lens with noticeable focus shift be...

How would any lens with noticeable focus shift be useable on a RF? Perhaps if the amount of focus shift was so small that it was less than the DoF increase from stopping down?
Seems that lens would...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-29-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5,443
Posted By zuiko85
ITime to dust off the Pen F (film) camera. Our...

ITime to dust off the Pen F (film) camera.
Our own forum member Eric shows what is possible with half frame 35.
To bad there is no one ( or no market large enough) to produce a modern updated 35mm...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-29-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5,443
Posted By zuiko85
Not a surprise. Prices going up everywhere for...

Not a surprise. Prices going up everywhere for most every thing.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-25-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,045
Posted By zuiko85
I love the great variety found on this forum....

I love the great variety found on this forum. I’ve learned more about straps in a couple of days than research would do in a week.
For myself, hate paying so much for straps, and so stay basic. Have...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 11-23-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2,132
Posted By zuiko85
The thing about Minox 8X11 and Minolta 16 is that...

The thing about Minox 8X11 and Minolta 16 is that they are very ‘hands on’ , you really should expect to do your own film loading, processing, and scanning, (or optical printing, if that is your...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-22-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 3,757
Posted By zuiko85
Out of my budget now, but perhaps after I unload...

Out of my budget now, but perhaps after I unload a lot of unused photo gear. If I can only get one m4:3 Olympus lens that will be the one.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-22-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 3,757
Posted By zuiko85
Just found this thread. It's not just the M mount...

Just found this thread. It's not just the M mount lenses. I obtained a 25mm f1.8, as new with all packaging from a private party for my EM10. Had to shim (by trial and error) about .009 in. to bring...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-20-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By zuiko85
Thatís my feeling. For $250 + $23 tax I can buy a...

Thatís my feeling. For $250 + $23 tax I can buy a 25 f1.8 AF from Olympus and maybe itís worth the extra two bills for some folks but I really am on a limited budget.
I do find it interesting that,...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-20-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By zuiko85
Final follow up; Yeah, paper shims can bring...

Final follow up;
Yeah, paper shims can bring infinity focus out to the mark but....the rest of the rather sparse scale then goes to pot.
I think the infinity mark is just off on these lenses. And...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-19-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By zuiko85
A little voice in my head says 'leave well enough...

A little voice in my head says 'leave well enough alone', and the small, 4:3 sensor with required 2X enlarging factor to get the same size print as FF is not ideal for zone or scale focus anyway....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-19-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,661
Posted By zuiko85
Well, we are all travelling through time into the...

Well, we are all travelling through time into the future. Travel into the past, with knowledge of history retained and ability to interact with the past?
Afraid that would contaminate free will, I...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-19-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By zuiko85
7 Artisans 25mm f1.8, anyone has one?

Just acquired one of these lenses and although it seems nicely made and very smooth the flange to sensor appears to be from .008 to as much as .012 too close to the sensor. The net result is that you...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-19-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,661
Posted By zuiko85
Didn’t back but have been following this KS out...

Didn’t back but have been following this KS out of curiosity. Think most of these creators are very enthusiastic but woefully unprepared for the arduous journey that follows the funding campaign....
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-14-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,183
Posted By zuiko85
David Burnett demonstrates that a Holga really is...

David Burnett demonstrates that a Holga really is a ‘professional’ camera.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 11-14-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2,132
Posted By zuiko85
Looking at Photoblaster sample pictures I would...

Looking at Photoblaster sample pictures I would guess that built in flash has a maximum range of 8~10 feet with ISO 400 film. So, if you are any farther away from the subjects the pictures will be...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 11-14-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2,132
Posted By zuiko85
For your situation 35mm half frame is still the...

For your situation 35mm half frame is still the best bang for the money if, and this is true with any film camera, if you are willing to do your own processing and scanning. Outside film processing...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-13-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,729
Posted By zuiko85
I'm sure the 5.5K backers who lost their money in...

I'm sure the 5.5K backers who lost their money in this venture are just 'thrilled' at the news.
Too bad and too sad that Kickstarter creators answer to no one for their actions, for all practical...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-12-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,347
Posted By zuiko85
Amen! Keep preaching brother.

Amen! Keep preaching brother.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 11-12-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2,132
Posted By zuiko85
I have, and occasionally use Minolta 16 cameras....

I have, and occasionally use Minolta 16 cameras. The 10x14mm frame is smaller than 1/4 frame but I never enlarge more than 12x on 5x7 paper. Yep, the prints are grainy, especially as Iím using...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 11-12-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2,132
Posted By zuiko85
Is this for a project? To save on film? Just...

Is this for a project? To save on film? Just wondering what you are hoping to accomplish with the camera. The Action Sampler exposes all four frames with each shot so film is used at the same rate as...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-11-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1,049
Posted By zuiko85
I suppose it could just be a popular size right...

I suppose it could just be a popular size right now and sellers are taking advantage of demand. Nothing drives prices like demand. It is a image size that medium format lenses could just cover,...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-11-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1,049
Posted By zuiko85
Has fujifilm gone nuts?

At B&H a 20 exposure double pack of Instax Sq. is $17
A 60 exposure pack is $66.
So if you buy 3 double packs it would be $51......but,
it is $15 more for the same number of exposures sold in one...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 11-09-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 2,377
Posted By zuiko85
Thanks for sharing that touching story and what a...

Thanks for sharing that touching story and what a kind person Tom was. You could tell from his posts here he was the type of person anyone would love to know.

Didn’t know it at first but a Olympus...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-08-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,182
Posted By zuiko85
Thank you Larry! And I think you hit the nail on...

Thank you Larry! And I think you hit the nail on the head.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-06-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,182
Posted By zuiko85
Answered your own question. Only a film camera...

Answered your own question. Only a film camera can operate so simply, and no batteries needed, least ways for the cameras I like.
Digital can be useful to put negatives into file for easy printing,...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-06-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 966
Posted By zuiko85
Was having trouble starting 120 onto Yankee...

Was having trouble starting 120 onto Yankee plastic reels. My solution was to cut a ‘lead in’ out of a plastic milk jug. Same width as 120 film and about 3 inches long. I push it into the reel for...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-06-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,182
Posted By zuiko85
For me it depends on how close you are. I think...

For me it depends on how close you are. I think that with a .22 and at no more than 15 feet I could knock a 135 cartridge off a fence post.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-05-2019
Replies: 170
Views: 27,094
Posted By zuiko85
Oh well, everything old is eventually new again....

Oh well, everything old is eventually new again.
Can think of one time I travelled with only one camera, a Minolta 16 II no less. But we go to the island a couple of times a year and I had just...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 11-02-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 939
Posted By zuiko85
Your collection is missing the 110 Voigtlander.

Your collection is missing the 110 Voigtlander.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-02-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 2,716
Posted By zuiko85
I'd like to be done with e-bay but unfortunately...

I'd like to be done with e-bay but unfortunately for odd-ball items (that are fortunately, usually very cheap), that is where to find them. You know, something like a 48mm to 49mm filter step up ring...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-30-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,528
Posted By zuiko85
What can I get for what I’m willing to spend....

What can I get for what I’m willing to spend.
That has been my guiding principle in lens buying. IOW, don’t look too close if you are a cheap so and so. It’s just a hobby.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-27-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 978
Posted By zuiko85
All way over my head as I only have a scratched...

All way over my head as I only have a scratched up M4-2 and a CV 35 PII. But since long ago days I've never been able to use 'ugly' cameras. The top ugly 35 SLR (that is well known) being the Bulls...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-26-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 4,008
Posted By zuiko85
If I could travel then I’d definitely take two...

If I could travel then I’d definitely take two lenses. RF lenses are quite small and a 28mm will get you into tight spaces where you cannot back up.
Just me but a 28 and 50 combo + body + film could...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-24-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 3,966
Posted By zuiko85
Thanks for the link. For some reason I could not...

Thanks for the link. For some reason I could not find it browsing their site. Looks interesting. Wonder how red is "deep red" safelight. Maybe they explain on the site. I'd like to try this material....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-24-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 3,966
Posted By zuiko85
Well, I'm not on any social media platforms so...

Well, I'm not on any social media platforms so depend on vendor websites to view new or updated products. There is still nothing on Ilford's site about the new film.
So someday, hopefully these...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-24-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 3,966
Posted By zuiko85
So when is the big announcement? The 24th is...

So when is the big announcement? The 24th is already here, don't see anything new on their site. It's afternoon in the UK already.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-22-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 6,001
Posted By zuiko85
Surprised it took this long for Puts to figure...

Surprised it took this long for Puts to figure out the obvious.

On second thought, Leica still has the guts to produce and sell a all mechanical, all manual 35mm camera....with no built in...
Forum: Lomography 10-21-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 1,304
Posted By zuiko85
I'd buy just the lens/aperture/shutter units and...

I'd buy just the lens/aperture/shutter units and build the rest of the camera myself. But probably not much savings over the whole kit. The die cut card stock is maybe only 20% of the cost.
I just...
Forum: RFF News 10-19-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 11,567
Posted By zuiko85
Meh, no difference to me. Priced over my...

Meh, no difference to me. Priced over my demographic or, way over my demographic, all the same.
Will cause used prices to rise though.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-16-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 3,364
Posted By zuiko85
This discussion has highlighted the need for a...

This discussion has highlighted the need for a new forum category.
'Imaginary Cameras'?
No wait, 'Dream Cameras'

Or....how about 'Pie in the sky, 90% underfunded Kickstarter (throw your money...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-14-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 7,372
Posted By zuiko85
So, if you are going to make a LP then is the...

So, if you are going to make a LP then is the cover art required to be shot with a film camera?
Only seems right.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 10-11-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,909
Posted By zuiko85
My solution to self timer woes was to remove the...

My solution to self timer woes was to remove the entire self timer mech from inside the camera. Covered the hole in the front with a bit of masking tape. Makes the camera, an FV, really clean...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-07-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 577
Posted By zuiko85
OM2n will be the closest in operation and...

OM2n will be the closest in operation and handling and still offer auto when you want or need it. Seems the logical choice. Still very reasonable price.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-06-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,515
Posted By zuiko85
I think it was just a slow day and the OP was...

I think it was just a slow day and the OP was trying stir up the pot.

Apparently, it worked.

Anyway, I took his post with a large grain of salt, ie, non serious.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-06-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,515
Posted By zuiko85
Weren't some of the early Alpa 35mm reflex...

Weren't some of the early Alpa 35mm reflex cameras also equipped with a built in range/viewfinder?

Alpa experts, stand and be recognized.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-06-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,515
Posted By zuiko85
Just to be overly pedantic about it; That has...

Just to be overly pedantic about it;
That has become a 'focus by scale, viewfinder camera.'

For instance, my Olympus Pen is the same type, it has a reversed Galilean viewfinder with projected bright...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 7,372
Posted By zuiko85
I'm a dedicated film nut but...I agree with...

I'm a dedicated film nut but...I agree with Godfrey. Not that I go to concerts, maybe an occasional one at a fair or such. But that I just obtained a ILC digital that I can get along with. A...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 10-01-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,909
Posted By zuiko85
Angle of view of a 85mm lens on a half frame...

Angle of view of a 85mm lens on a half frame would be approximately 1.4 X 85mm, or about a 120mm on a full frame.
However of course, the half frame negative will contain only 1/2 the information that...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-29-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 3,364
Posted By zuiko85
So, it appears the only demand strong enough for...

So, it appears the only demand strong enough for continued production of a new medium format is.....(small and quiet drumroll)
The Holga 120n.
Oh well, that’s something, I guess.

Edit; Forgot,...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-27-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 2,397
Posted By zuiko85
Whatever happens I think Instax Mini is just too...

Whatever happens I think Instax Mini is just too small. Like to see more options in Instax Wide or at a minimum Instax Square, but preferably the wide format. The good thing about the Square format...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-26-2019
Replies: 188
Views: 9,426
Posted By zuiko85
Just purchased my third Olympus ILC. It is a used...

Just purchased my third Olympus ILC. It is a used EM10, my first micro 4:3 and the first digital I *may* be able to tolerate. But self imposed budget constraints have limited me (at this time) to a...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-26-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,195
Posted By zuiko85
Back in the early/mid 70’s I carried a little...

Back in the early/mid 70’s I carried a little Oly Pen viewfinder half frame everywhere. Loaded with Tri-X it was always handy. (In fact, I still have two of those.)
I think this is sort of the...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-26-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,195
Posted By zuiko85
That 15mm f8 was criticized when it first came...

That 15mm f8 was criticized when it first came out but you your sample shots seem fine to me. Sounds like a real compact ‘take anywhere’ combo.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,808
Posted By zuiko85
Don't know what to say. Like the concept of...

Don't know what to say. Like the concept of minimal equipment, but the execution of that concept.....ah not so easy.
Unless of course you have talent or an artistic mind.
Alas, not me.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-20-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,679
Posted By zuiko85
If the lens has been serviced recently wouldnít...

If the lens has been serviced recently wouldnít the helical lubricant be some synthetic that out gassed less or not at all? Do modern lubricants still have that problem?
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-17-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 716
Posted By zuiko85
Given the price difference, would you still...

Given the price difference, would you still consider the Zuiko a better value than the 7 Artisan?
I just bought a EM10 used, and, with a limited budget, am fighting with myself whether to spend the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,911
Posted By zuiko85
In regards to any 'dream camera'. "After a time,...

In regards to any 'dream camera'.
"After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing after all as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true."

Mr. Spock

And no, I don't...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-17-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,976
Posted By zuiko85
Thread getting kinda ripe but, turns out the...

Thread getting kinda ripe but, turns out the first EM10 was not working right so now KEH replaced it and this one seems fine.
Whew, what a learning experience (still on going and will be for a long...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-17-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By zuiko85
If you are in the US, then John at Camtech will...

If you are in the US, then John at Camtech will do a good job for a reasonable price. He is a one man operation and is always backed up so when he gets your camera it goes in the line and waits it’s...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,404
Posted By zuiko85
We do have to buy online for the oddball stuff...

We do have to buy online for the oddball stuff any DIYer needs. Helical extension tubes, step-up and step-down rings, lens adapters, etc.
As an example; my Olympus 35RC has a 'stupid' filter size,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,404
Posted By zuiko85
I live in Lacey, where do you find real camera...

I live in Lacey, where do you find real camera stores in Puget Sound?
Glaizers? Ha! The only time I had a opportunity to stop there, maybe about 15 years ago, there was a cold reception, like they...
Forum: Lomography 09-15-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,685
Posted By zuiko85
This is the type of post from someone with too...

This is the type of post from someone with too much time on their hands and a memory that is beginning to Ďclearlyí remember things that never were.
Forum: Lomography 09-15-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,685
Posted By zuiko85
I think the question would be; If you had been...

I think the question would be;
If you had been shooting for a time with a IIIa then pick up a IIIG it would be instantly familiar, operating the same controls in the same manner. Sure, the eyepieces...
Forum: Lomography 09-15-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,685
Posted By zuiko85
Yep, those were all long production runs. However...

Yep, those were all long production runs. However my thoughts ran more to a single model. The Leica started with a fixed lens, then gradually, interchangeable lenses, built in coupled RF, etc....
Forum: Lomography 09-14-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,685
Posted By zuiko85
By the by folks, I'm not dismissing the Holga. In...

By the by folks, I'm not dismissing the Holga. In the hands of photographers like Michael Kenna and David Burnett the results are stunning.
Forum: Lomography 09-14-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,685
Posted By zuiko85
Thanks for the heads up on the SWC. Never knew it...

Thanks for the heads up on the SWC. Never knew it was made for so long a period of time.
And, like the Holga, same film and 6X6 format. But opposite ends of the quality spectrum.
Forum: Lomography 09-14-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,685
Posted By zuiko85
Longest camera production?

It has occurred to me that *probably* the longest production of any camera has been the basic, black, Holga 120/120n model, 37 years.
Just find it ironic that a plastic toy camera has attained that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-11-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,612
Posted By zuiko85
In my recollection, since the introduction of 110...

In my recollection, since the introduction of 110 in 1972, there has never been a fully mechanical, fully manual 110 camera. Thereís that and the 110 cartridges are not made to be reloaded. (Although...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2019
Replies: 90
Views: 4,857
Posted By zuiko85
Donít we all remember when we had one camera and...

Donít we all remember when we had one camera and one lens. (Fairly sure my experience is typical.)
I do, and was never happier with picture taking. At that time in my life, early 20ís and unmarried,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2019
Replies: 90
Views: 4,857
Posted By zuiko85
Yeah, understand the feeling. Just turned 70, and...

Yeah, understand the feeling. Just turned 70, and with the usual list of age related crap to deal with (but insomnia is the worst for me).
But, I did start late messing about with cameras, at about...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-05-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,112
Posted By zuiko85
Have not yet finished my project of using the...

Have not yet finished my project of using the Jollylook development module in a better camera, but have at least established the lens flange distance for infinity.
I know that such thoughts are...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-04-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,052
Posted By zuiko85
Never seen that many lenses, didnít even know...

Never seen that many lenses, didnít even know about the eight lens camera.
Do they take 35mm? What size is each frame?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-04-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,963
Posted By zuiko85
I have a table saw and drill and a few basic wood...

I have a table saw and drill and a few basic wood working skills. For a few dollars I can build a setup to do the same thing.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-04-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,804
Posted By zuiko85
Unlike some, I have found the simplicity of the...

Unlike some, I have found the simplicity of the OM-1 or 1n refreshing. It is still my favorite OM. A feature I considered essential was the interchangeable screens. I love a plain, uncluttered view...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-03-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,804
Posted By zuiko85
Love that second shot, Ďtea and bunsí. And quite...

Love that second shot, Ďtea and bunsí.
And quite frankly, over the years, your OM-2n will require less maintenance than a Leica M. Leicas optics might be brilliant but Zuikoís are certainly no...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-03-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,338
Posted By zuiko85
Try this, shoot one shot per day using photo...

Try this, shoot one shot per day using photo paper as a negative. This will help provide fairly quick feed back and if you are familiar with regular darkroom processes is cheap and fairly easy...even...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-02-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 2,739
Posted By zuiko85
Ah, other side of Canada. I'm in Washington...

Ah, other side of Canada. I'm in Washington state, South Puget Sound, and travel to Canada a couple of times of year to visit the in-laws. But that is on Hornby Island, a BC mid gulf island.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-02-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 2,739
Posted By zuiko85
Pardon, but where in Canada are you?

Pardon, but where in Canada are you?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 2,100
Posted By zuiko85
Digital is ok, but the cameras they build to use...

Digital is ok, but the cameras they build to use it are not so nice. And disposable.
You dig out your old all metal, mechanical, manual 35mm odd are it can be put back into use. The average...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-30-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 2,275
Posted By zuiko85
The reason I still use single use silver halide...

The reason I still use single use silver halide sensors on a triacetate base is really basic.
It’s the only thing the cameras I like take.

Now, if Olympus wants to make a digital back for my OM-1,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-29-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,661
Posted By zuiko85
This baby was so underfunded it’s just...

This baby was so underfunded it’s just silly.
Look, if you you want to make a new 35mm reflex for 2020 don’t try to reinvent the wheel.
Obtain several Ricoh KR-5’s, tear them down, copy them, add a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-29-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By zuiko85
Duct tape?

Duct tape?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-28-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 57,097
Posted By zuiko85
Nice coffee-in-the-morning read. Not sure about...

Nice coffee-in-the-morning read.
Not sure about some of his conclusions, personal preference (which is fine) is more like it.
My dream of having a Leica finally came to fruition at about 60, and...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-28-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,112
Posted By zuiko85
I didnít back that particular project but have...

I didnít back that particular project but have followed it out of morbid curiosity. Have you noticed that the physical location of project creators is always kept secret.
In these kind of situations...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 08-27-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 3,432
Posted By zuiko85
I like the original Pen vf type. I have have...

I like the original Pen vf type. I have have found that the 1/25-1/200 + B Copal shutter is not too limiting in actual use and more often found working than the 5 blade Copal’s as found on the Pen S...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-27-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,112
Posted By zuiko85
Kickstarter apparently does not care how much...

Kickstarter apparently does not care how much these failed campaigns affects their business model. Many potential backers burned by this sort of venture (myself included) will never return.
But,...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-27-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,112
Posted By zuiko85
I received mine and didn’t bother to waste any...

I received mine and didn’t bother to waste any film in it. I extracted the developer module and lens and aperture wheel.
The developer module now sits in a plywood box with a hard stop, it’s...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-22-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,976
Posted By zuiko85
Well, pulling the memory card and pushing it back...

Well, pulling the memory card and pushing it back in seems to have completely solved the intermittent blank shot problem. Either foreign material or some kind of film on the contacts was (hopefully)...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-22-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,976
Posted By zuiko85
Now it will not misbehave! Removed one card and...

Now it will not misbehave! Removed one card and used a different card. Or, perhaps a slight film on the contacts that in removing and replacing card got cleaned off for better contact?
This stuff...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-21-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,976
Posted By zuiko85
Digital is too complex! The OMD EM10 that arrived...

Digital is too complex!
The OMD EM10 that arrived is defective, apparently. Sometimes it records nothing on still shots. I’ll shoot 5 shots in succession over 20-30 seconds and upon playback on the...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-20-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,976
Posted By zuiko85
My OMD-EM10 finally arrived from KEH today....

My OMD-EM10 finally arrived from KEH today. Initial thoughts;
Cripes this thing is small!!!
That sure is a big rear screen for such a small camera, pretty sharp to.
Dumb place for on/off switch.
The...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-20-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1,093
Posted By zuiko85
Something that would attract myself, who likes...

Something that would attract myself, who likes more traditional controls, is the shutter speed dial. But for any D=D (Digital=Disposable) a grand is too much for my income demographic.
(Please...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-19-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,165
Posted By zuiko85
Some years ago copied a 'red dot' from some ad...

Some years ago copied a 'red dot' from some ad and the missus made up a gummed printed sheet of them for me. The diameter was a little too small, about the size of a dime and you had to cut them out...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,442
Posted By zuiko85
Well, in the last 10 years I've used about 1.5L....

Well, in the last 10 years I've used about 1.5L. But I've slowed down on regular B&W film and go on a binge now and then exposing 4~6 36X rolls over a week or two. Compared to my youth (I'm 70 now)...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,442
Posted By zuiko85
I decant HC-110 into 4oz amber bottles as soon...

I decant HC-110 into 4oz amber bottles as soon as I open a new bottle. Then mix from one 4oz until empty. My syrup changes color a little, looking more orange with age, but results are consistent...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-16-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By zuiko85
The Jollylook finally arrived. I've removed the...

The Jollylook finally arrived. I've removed the film holder/developing module. (The only thing I really wanted.) I have noticed that the cartridge is tilted forward bottom to top so I will mount the...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-16-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By zuiko85
Instax Mini film depth

Fishing for information here.
Can I use the Instax Mini dark slide as a reference surface for film plane when calculating the correct distance to the lens flange.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-13-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,976
Posted By zuiko85
This whole order, send back, order something...

This whole order, send back, order something different, all sight unseen must be the circumstances of many here at RFF. There is just no place within a 200 mile round trip to see anything, especially...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-13-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,976
Posted By zuiko85
Decided to go up market. I’m returning this one...

Decided to go up market. I’m returning this one and buying a OMD EM10 in ex condition. Crazy thing is the missus didn’t hit the roof, as in; “Another camera?” It was more like, “Okay dear, if that is...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-12-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,976
Posted By zuiko85
Well, it showed up. A preliminary look indicates...

Well, it showed up. A preliminary look indicates manual focusing will be problematic, the rear screen is too crude at 230K dots. I've rigged up a temporary enclosed magnifier eyepiece and with that...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-08-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,976
Posted By zuiko85
Yep, already ordered and received from an ebay...

Yep, already ordered and received from an ebay vendor. Depending on how that works out will probably order OM and M42 mount adapters also.
These not in high demand older digital cameras seem to be...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-08-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,976
Posted By zuiko85
So far behind the curve, canít even see the curve.

Never been a new adopter but this is crazy. Just bought an Olympus E-PL1 from KEH. How many digital years is that? I still have and use a Pen F from about 1965 and wanted to try my Pen mount Zuikos...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-08-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By zuiko85
So many amazing breakthroughs.... The...

So many amazing breakthroughs....
The photographer’s world must surely be perfect by now.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-31-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,037
Posted By zuiko85
Well, even in my old film days...wait a minute,...

Well, even in my old film days...wait a minute, I'm still shooting film.
OK, no matter. Even though I meter I still have a tendency to bracket exposure to get the best, most printable frame. As far...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-29-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,810
Posted By zuiko85
Trouble with enlargers are bulky and heavy so...

Trouble with enlargers are bulky and heavy so that shipping is too expensive. Local pickup is about the only option. I see hobby enlargers on ebay all the time for BIN of $20-$50 but then look down...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 6,279
Posted By zuiko85
Exclamation Surely you mean a movie camera. Myself, I...

Surely you mean a movie camera.
Myself, I already have several 16mm still cameras. But i know some folks still have use for film movie cameras.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 6,279
Posted By zuiko85
There should be a special notation for these...

There should be a special notation for these zombie threads.
2010? Really?
Maybe we could turn it into “What camera introduced in 2010 are you now going to buy since it’s used price has fallen to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,408
Posted By zuiko85
Another consideration is that even well known...

Another consideration is that even well known photographers only had a few ‘keepers’. I wonder how many pictures HCB took that never were printed or seen by the public. Especially working with small...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,408
Posted By zuiko85
Well, for myself I learned finally that I simply...

Well, for myself I learned finally that I simply was no artist. But have always loved ‘tinkering’ with photography. So, since at 70, having been at this hobby for about 50 years, I just look at it as...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-23-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 3,225
Posted By zuiko85
Does not affect me. Still using film, but I...

Does not affect me. Still using film, but I prefer to torture myself with 35mm half frame. Small prints from small negs, that's my motto. Also mess about with 10X14mm format 16mm film cameras. Ya...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 07-23-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,311
Posted By zuiko85
Interesting thread. Sounds like Canon is the way...

Interesting thread. Sounds like Canon is the way to go. Liked darkroom work but same problem as ink jet printers complained about, how to get best results. Have always wound up with full waste...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-21-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 4,842
Posted By zuiko85
Logical. And for me, the unvarnished truth is...

Logical. And for me, the unvarnished truth is that my windowless laundry room/darkroom is only a darkroom after the sun sets and I turn off the houselights. Fortunately Iím an early riser, often 3-4...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-21-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 2,648
Posted By zuiko85
Compared to the quantity of other well known...

Compared to the quantity of other well known makes, all digital Leica’s are ‘limited edition’.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-21-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 4,842
Posted By zuiko85
Thanks Godfrey for the write up. Personal...

Thanks Godfrey for the write up. Personal experience is so much better than any glowing ad copy.
This frugal (code for cheap) photographer wasn't interested for himself but now I'd certainly...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-21-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,906
Posted By zuiko85
In Stanley Kubrick's 2001 a underwater housing...

In Stanley Kubrick's 2001 a underwater housing for a Hasselblad is used as a prop. The scene where they are standing in front of the monolith and being photographed.

The oddest things pop into my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,805
Posted By zuiko85
Oh dear, as I read your post the first camera...

Oh dear, as I read your post the first camera that popped into my head was an Olympus RC.
But I see you have restricted your choices from 50’s to 60’s and the RC is from the 70’s. Too bad, it matches...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,906
Posted By zuiko85
The blad bodies and lenses were not the only...

The blad bodies and lenses were not the only stuff left on the surface to save weight. Their backpacks were shoved out the hatch after the last EVA.
Samples of lunar material were much more valuable...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-18-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 762
Posted By zuiko85
Wow, what a keen history lesson. I read...

Wow, what a keen history lesson. I read Shutterbug more for the articles. Didn’t Roger Hicks write for them. I really liked his explanation of photographic techniques and applications. Very clear...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 07-18-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 959
Posted By zuiko85
Very clean, pity about the electronics. Been a...

Very clean, pity about the electronics.
Been a fan of 35mm half frame for decades. If you ever decide to try it out then my recommendation would be the original Olympus Pen, introduced in 1959. They...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,061
Posted By zuiko85
They still have Kentmere bulk at B&H for $50,...

They still have Kentmere bulk at B&H for $50, something I may try, at least the 100.
Back in the old days, early to mid 70’s for me, we didn’t use bulk loaders and could get twenty 36X rolls (5 ft....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,061
Posted By zuiko85
Re, price increases. Been buying mostly B&W,...

Re, price increases. Been buying mostly B&W, Ilford and EK and there has been over the years regular price increases in both company’s products. At one time bulk loaded everything but hardly any...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,061
Posted By zuiko85
I'm a curmudgeon? Well in that case it's MR....

I'm a curmudgeon? Well in that case it's MR. Curmudgeon to you Mr. Huss.
Seriously, you and I both know it does not matter at all if our opinions about the value of this KS campaign are at odds....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,061
Posted By zuiko85
And I hadnít even thought of that. But itís a...

And I hadnít even thought of that. But itís a good point.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,061
Posted By zuiko85
I have no hate for the company, I have bought two...

I have no hate for the company, I have bought two of their products that interested me. I have however no problem calling them on bone headed blunders.
Imagine going to a site that offers 35 mm...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,061
Posted By zuiko85
You mean it never occurred to them to list that...

You mean it never occurred to them to list that as a manner of course?
Nowhere to be found on the front page? They had to be asked?
Incredible!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,061
Posted By zuiko85
Bingo! As a for instance, The FSU copy of the...

Bingo!
As a for instance, The FSU copy of the 1930's Voigtlander Brilliant TLR.
Sold by them as I recall the 'LOMO/Lubitel 166U' for only....wait for it...$349.00! (to be fair, I think they no...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,061
Posted By zuiko85
Come to think of it. The results of this film...

Come to think of it. The results of this film resemble to a degree black and white prints that are color tinted by hand.
I'm not conversant in computer manipulation of scanned color negatives but I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,061
Posted By zuiko85
I looked at all the reward levels, for reward...

I looked at all the reward levels, for reward level #3 @ $55, it just says; "Get 5 rolls of either 35 mm or 120 LomoChrome Metro...…"
They do not specify the number of exposures for 35 mm, usually...
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