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Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-26-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 823
Posted By Rob
What film/scanner/lightmeter for my Isolette?

It funny, I have had about 20 of these type cameras in the past. I have fixed the focus problems, cleaned them up and sent them on their way. I now would actually like to do some shooting with one. I...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-17-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,532
Posted By Rob
Thanks! Thats what I though it was. My meter does...

Thanks! Thats what I though it was. My meter does not seem to respond at first check.
Will have a look at that manual to see if I am using it right.
Rob
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-17-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,532
Posted By Rob
Retina IIIc mystery part...

Yesterday i was lucky enough to find in its orginal camera case a Retina IIIc, 50mm lens, 35mm lens, 80mm lens (Rodenstocks) and the the 35/80mm viewfinder all in near perfect conditon, everything...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-11-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,826
Posted By Rob
I did the battery conversion on my 250 this...

I did the battery conversion on my 250 this weekend. I could not get the rangefinder to align vertically so it will have to do. Will get some film soon and give it a try.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-09-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,826
Posted By Rob
Since I am new to the Fuji Polaroid thing, I went...

Since I am new to the Fuji Polaroid thing, I went down to the last surviving independent camera shop in Atlanta (Wings Camera) I know the owner well and asked about the Fuji 100 he had. He offered to...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-09-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,826
Posted By Rob
Oh your talking about the self timer, not...

Oh your talking about the self timer, not development timer. I see. Yeah I would like all the accessories.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-08-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,826
Posted By Rob
3rdtrick, mine had the self timer that is hooked...

3rdtrick, mine had the self timer that is hooked to the camera strap already.
I would like some filters.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-08-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,826
Posted By Rob
Thanks! Good info and pictures here. Will do some...

Thanks! Good info and pictures here. Will do some work on the 250 this week to get it up and running. Might as well fix that shutter on my Agfa Isolette while I am at it.
Rob
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-06-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,826
Posted By Rob
Some Polaroid model 250 and other questions please!

Hi everyone, its been years since I have been on here! I was mostly into Yashica GSN and Agfa isollette cameras. I picked up a Polaroid 250 for $5 at a flea market. I have had these before when you...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-25-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 844
Posted By Rob
Thanks for the quick replies! I see this is still...

Thanks for the quick replies! I see this is still a friendly place! Taking a look at Flickr photos I see now what it was about the GSN that was so great. The vivid colors and the sharpness which is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-25-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 844
Posted By Rob
Hello again, which cameras to keep??

Hi everyone, it has been years since I have posted on these forums since going to digital. I still have a few rangefinders laying around that need some service. I used to do most repairs on stuff but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-11-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 3,065
Posted By Rob
Atlanta Camera show OCT 20

This is actually outside under tents in front of Wings Cameras at 85/clairmont rd. They have lots of old cameras/darkroom, etc and usually have about 10 dealers setup outside. No admission fee. I...
Forum: Yashica RF 10-11-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 833
Posted By Rob
Need yashica aux lens set viewfinder

Anyone here have just the viewfinder from the original set they want to sell?
A friend of mine needs one. Thanks.
Forum: Yashica RF 10-11-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 873
Posted By Rob
I shot slide film with my GSNs and the meter is...

I shot slide film with my GSNs and the meter is accurate enough for it.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-11-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 5,915
Posted By Rob
immerse the lens assembly in lighter fluid in a...

immerse the lens assembly in lighter fluid in a small metal pan with a lamp under it to warm it. Leave it there (monitored) until you see green grease
oozing out of it. then you can loosen it.
Forum: Yashica RF 01-29-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,203
Posted By Rob
These have great meters, good enough for shooting...

These have great meters, good enough for shooting slide film. It will be rare that you have a bad exposure if your camera has been properly serviced.
It will acurately do very long exposures too.
Forum: Yashica RF 01-11-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 929
Posted By Rob
Gray I sent you an email about your camera

Contact me when you get it.
Rob
Forum: Yashica RF 01-11-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,237
Posted By Rob
Check with Jon goodman here on RFF, I think he...

Check with Jon goodman here on RFF, I think he goes by Interslice on Ebay,
I thinkl, his seal kits are complete with instructions and enough material
to do several cameras and high quality too. He...
Forum: Yashica RF 01-10-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 890
Posted By Rob
Thanks electro, so the tripod at least has some...

Thanks electro, so the tripod at least has some value to it. This place wants $49 for the kit with the aux lenses(missing viewfinder), GSN body, tripod, lower camera case with strap, outer hard case,...
Forum: Yashica RF 01-10-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 890
Posted By Rob
Original GSN kit case with tripod, etc?

Hello people, its been a long while since I was here last.
Seems I dont have any rangefinders at the moment but used to have
plenty of them, they are now spread around to members here mostly.
I still...
Forum: Other RF 06-21-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 3,263
Posted By Rob
I had a camera test from way back from maybe pop...

I had a camera test from way back from maybe pop photo or something that tested the 500G against about 8 other similar cameras and they rated the 500g at or near the top for sharpness and color. I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-01-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 1,935
Posted By Rob
I tried to use the new classifieds but apparently...

I tried to use the new classifieds but apparently I need permission to do so. I gave up when I could not get it and listed an item the old way which did not sell..So I am not very impressed.
Forum: Yashica RF 05-30-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,203
Posted By Rob
I just got one at a flea market for $10 with its...

I just got one at a flea market for $10 with its case and strap but it needs a CLA as they all do. It will not stop down its aperture all the way so it will sit on a shelf until I find the time to do...
Forum: Yashica RF 05-30-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,509
Posted By Rob
mine is a reverse polarity model with the black...

mine is a reverse polarity model with the black screw on cap, had + on the battery compartment part deep inside. Odd.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-12-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 946
Posted By Rob
Leaving RFF.

Since I no longer have any rangefinders since I went digital a year ago, its time to move on. I did use the Classifieds to pass on deals to others wanting good cameras usually sold at what I paid for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-12-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 926
Posted By Rob
Ok I see this was answered in another thread....

Ok I see this was answered in another thread....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-11-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 1,801
Posted By Rob
I had one of those Job Pro cameras...Worst thing...

I had one of those Job Pro cameras...Worst thing I ever bought. Lousy, expensive pictures was the best it could do. SX-70 film was changed about 1 year ago making manipulations harder if even...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-10-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 926
Posted By Rob
What changed in selling on Classifieds?

Just tried to list my Bogen Digi 719b tripod for sale and now I have to subscribe?
Tried that expecting an email I guess with more hoops to jump thru? How long does it take for approval with this new...
Forum: Yashica RF 05-09-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 960
Posted By Rob
I shot slide film with my GSN results were...

I shot slide film with my GSN results were perfect. Those things have some great meters in there!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-08-2006
Replies: 63
Views: 3,195
Posted By Rob
I always tell folks like that to check Ebay...

I always tell folks like that to check Ebay completed auctions. Brings them back to reality fast and I am off the hook.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-05-2006
Replies: 43
Views: 2,784
Posted By Rob
Rick, I understand how you feel, I have not shot...

Rick, I understand how you feel, I have not shot a piece of film in over a year now...Sold all my other film gear. Its opened another way of shooting for me that I could not get with film so I think...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-04-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 1,431
Posted By Rob
Sorry to say I have not helped Kodak sales much....

Sorry to say I have not helped Kodak sales much. I did like their Elitechrome films and stocked up on them. Have not bought a Kodak camera since I had one of their 110 cameras many years...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-03-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,119
Posted By Rob
Having used the 283/285 vivitars I think they are...

Having used the 283/285 vivitars I think they are great, low cost, high power, excellent exposures in auto mode.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-28-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 2,130
Posted By Rob
Wow an indoor rifle range in school. Never heard...

Wow an indoor rifle range in school. Never heard of that before. Never will see it again I am sure.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-26-2006
Replies: 57
Views: 2,737
Posted By Rob
Sounds more like you need the digital Fuji F30,...

Sounds more like you need the digital Fuji F30, it does up to 3200 but not a rangefinder but you wanted autofocus anyway.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-16-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 989
Posted By Rob
Yup, I often find Kodak projectors cheap at yard...

Yup, I often find Kodak projectors cheap at yard sales and thrift stores and they usually work fine for less than $20. A great lens to try if you can find it is the Raynox 100mm F2.8
flat field...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-12-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By Rob
Yeah, the old way worked fine, I have told them...

Yeah, the old way worked fine, I have told them that, maybe others should too.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-11-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,137
Posted By Rob
You might want to look at the Bogen/manfrotto...

You might want to look at the Bogen/manfrotto DIGI series. I have had one for about 3 years and love it. It is tall enough, sturdy enough for an SLR kit but weighs about 3.5lbs.
I think the 724 model...
Forum: Yashica RF 04-01-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,665
Posted By Rob
For indoor flash remove the filter and set flash...

For indoor flash remove the filter and set flash and camera to 400 speed.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-24-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 864
Posted By Rob
The Konica Auto S2 as I recall had a big easy to...

The Konica Auto S2 as I recall had a big easy to use finder too.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 03-24-2006
Replies: 59
Views: 5,793
Posted By Rob
Thats why they call it a PIN hole camera, use a...

Thats why they call it a PIN hole camera, use a pin to make the smallest hole possible. You have invented the screwdriver hole camera.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-24-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 1,445
Posted By Rob
When I find the GIIIs the viewfinders are pretty...

When I find the GIIIs the viewfinders are pretty bad, cleaning them makes an amazing difference in brightness and then it is easy to focus. Yes they all look bluish in color.
You have to push in the...
Forum: Yashica RF 03-24-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 854
Posted By Rob
No secret handshake required, welcome to RFF,...

No secret handshake required, welcome to RFF, look forward to seeing your stuff from the Yashica GL. Never seen or used a GL model, but have shot with the GT and GSN models and they are very good....
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-23-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,095
Posted By Rob
I thought I felt a tremor here on the East...

I thought I felt a tremor here on the East coast...Good thing you did not hit your foot with it. I think the Koni might require 2 neckstraps to take the strain.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-23-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 5,255
Posted By Rob
The 105 is too long, why not try what you have...

The 105 is too long, why not try what you have first as a baseline? I recommend these lenses: nikkor 50mm F2.8, nikkor 75mm F4. Easy to find, cheap to buy, excellent quality.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-23-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 5,255
Posted By Rob
I had that enlarger before. It is nice and...

I had that enlarger before. It is nice and compact. I put a Nikkor 50mm F2.8 EL in it, it just screws right in and was a big improvement vs the Voss lens. The Elucky lenses I have seen looked like...
Forum: Yashica RF 03-22-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By Rob
I am assuming that is a Yashica GS...Just...

I am assuming that is a Yashica GS...Just stripped a GSN down completely I can say that there is no way I would do a total shutter teardown on one to clean it...I was surprised at a few extra parts I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-22-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 972
Posted By Rob
This is the early one which does not have flash...

This is the early one which does not have flash sync. Why cant I find one!
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-22-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 3,457
Posted By Rob
John, does your adapter add the missing height to...

John, does your adapter add the missing height to the battery? In some canonets the hearing aid battery will hold snugly but on some it will not as the battery needs to be thicker.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-21-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 972
Posted By Rob
Saw a rare RF today 1949 Nikon M

This was at my local camera shop. Lady brought in a box of cameras and this was in it. Dont know what they gave her for it. Only 1600 ever made. it came with the even rarer rigid 50mm lens. Both...
Forum: Yashica RF 03-20-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 1,033
Posted By Rob
Thanks Gman. Just took it apart again. The...

Thanks Gman. Just took it apart again. The rangefinder was not moving freely as you said.
I was not bold enough to remove the whole thing but was able to apply a little pressure to straighten it out...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-20-2006
Replies: 0
Views: 790
Posted By Rob
OT: new use for underwater WB mode..

This is a little off the RFF topics but most of us have digital cameras too. At least a point and shoot I bet. I was shooting some waterfall pics in the mountains this weekend with my Canon A610...
Forum: Yashica RF 03-20-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 1,033
Posted By Rob
Yashica GSN rangefinder problem...

I picked up a mint looking GSN this weekend for $10. I opened it up and cleaned the outside RF glass (left the RF cover intact) and inspected the POD which was perftect, no corrosion to speak of in...
Forum: Yashica RF 03-20-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 670
Posted By Rob
IT needs a battery to operate in B mode. Without...

IT needs a battery to operate in B mode. Without one it defaults to 1/500 speed in any mode.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-19-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 1,744
Posted By Rob
In the good old days I could walk across the 4...

In the good old days I could walk across the 4 lane road from my office and get pro lab 2 hour E6 processing. Then they moved, then I moved offices. Then they quit doing E6. So I started doing more...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-13-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,005
Posted By Rob
This is common with the Konica Auto s2 cases. It...

This is common with the Konica Auto s2 cases. It comes from that piece in the top of the case that disintegrates. I have removed them, vacuumed out the case real good and then
you could cut a piece...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-13-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 1,121
Posted By Rob
Forgot to add that I got mine friom Goodwill for...

Forgot to add that I got mine friom Goodwill for $5 a pair.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-13-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 1,121
Posted By Rob
here is a cheap solution for a tripod. I built...

here is a cheap solution for a tripod. I built one to replace the broken weak tripod that came with a telescope I had. It was made with 3 aluminum crutches and some scrap wood. Instead of a tray...
Forum: Off Topic 03-10-2006
Replies: 65
Views: 2,938
Posted By Rob
My bikes: 1. New 1974 Yamaha DT250 put on 10,000...

My bikes:
1. New 1974 Yamaha DT250 put on 10,000 miles
2. New 1981 Suzuki 550T put on 60,000 miles, long distance touring.
3. Used 1985 Honda 750 Super Sport, bought it fixed it rode it once sold for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-10-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By Rob
Most of the point and shoot type make it very...

Most of the point and shoot type make it very easy to align images and stitch them together for a nice panaramic shot. I have only played around with it but I will try it when I find a good subject...
Forum: Off Topic 03-08-2006
Replies: 65
Views: 2,938
Posted By Rob
Thats nice over $10K too...It reminds me of a...

Thats nice over $10K too...It reminds me of a Honda 350 Twin I my brother had...I would like to have my first motorcycle back. A 1974 Yamaha DT250 enduro. Very streetable but would also go great in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-08-2006
Replies: 32
Views: 4,775
Posted By Rob
Well I have never seen any controled testing...

Well I have never seen any controled testing between Leica and other cameras the few comments and pics I have seen have been haphazard at best...If its been done before and someone has a URL, I would...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-08-2006
Replies: 32
Views: 4,775
Posted By Rob
Since some folks have both the GIII and some sort...

Since some folks have both the GIII and some sort of Leica could someone do some film testing for us all to see? When I test several cameras at one time I use one roll of film to test 3 cameras....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2006
Replies: 72
Views: 4,717
Posted By Rob
I did some testing a while back with a Canonet...

I did some testing a while back with a Canonet GIII, Yashica GSN, Minolta HM 11, Konica s2. For sharpness the Konica, Minolta and GSN were very sharp, the Canonet a notch behind...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 1,208
Posted By Rob
its crawling for me...very slow.

its crawling for me...very slow.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By Rob
I found this...

I found this here:
http://herron.50megs.com/fungus.htm
From what I have seen it comes in at least 3 forms. one is a spiderweb type fungus, one is more in the form of random spots, one is an overall...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 1,584
Posted By Rob
Guess it depends on which on which lab of Kodaks...

Guess it depends on which on which lab of Kodaks lab it actually gets sent to, we get plastic mounts in plastic containers from Kodak mailers. Sure is a pain to wait 2 weeks to get them back..We got...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-03-2006
Replies: 45
Views: 2,898
Posted By Rob
They are fun to fixup and not that hard to do....

They are fun to fixup and not that hard to do. They take huge negatives also.
Agfa Isolettes are nice with Apotar/solinar lenses. They look neat on display too.
Even in the digital age its fun to...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-02-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 1,027
Posted By Rob
I did a few slide prints but contrast is a...

I did a few slide prints but contrast is a problem. I let a pro lab do it digitally now...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-02-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 1,879
Posted By Rob
I think my walk about camera combo is going to be...

I think my walk about camera combo is going to be two Canon Pís one with 35mm lens and one with 50mm lens. With a 100mm in bag. With a small GE selenium light meter hand held.

For family grab...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-01-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 748
Posted By Rob
Any Graphic View camera experts?

In my travels today I found a nice Graphic View 4x5 camera. It is kind of a gold color with black bellows and the flip up viewing shade. Its got a Schneider xenar F4.5 150mm lens on it(shutter is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-28-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By Rob
Do your work over a darkroom tray to catch pieces...

Do your work over a darkroom tray to catch pieces that may fall out...They can bounce a long way...I just have the basics, qtips, canned air, rosonol, alcohol, windex, cheap screwdrivers and a few...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-27-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 845
Posted By Rob
There are some small konica c35s in that size...

There are some small konica c35s in that size also.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-27-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 974
Posted By Rob
Yup, his seal kits are great. I have done about 5...

Yup, his seal kits are great. I have done about 5 canonets. I expect that Jon is singlehandedly helping to put old RFs and SLRs back in use again with his kits
that he sells here and on Ebay.
Forum: Yashica RF 02-26-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,379
Posted By Rob
Set it to wide open F1.7 and try the shutter...

Set it to wide open F1.7 and try the shutter again looking at the back of the lens into a bright light.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-25-2006
Replies: 69
Views: 3,032
Posted By Rob
I like the good old Pentax spotmatics..the SMC...

I like the good old Pentax spotmatics..the SMC lenses are excellent and very well built.
I just sold a Minolta Srt-102 Kit here recently, it was nice but I liked the Pentax better.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,216
Posted By Rob
Wow, I never want to have to strip a camera down...

Wow, I never want to have to strip a camera down that far.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 933
Posted By Rob
I have hit 3 numbers in several megamillions...

I have hit 3 numbers in several megamillions before, Good way to get your heart going.
Last one was 130 million. I had the first 3 numbers, winner lived about 1 hour from me.
A 21 year old girl...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 1,698
Posted By Rob
From the Canon A700 press release: "In a first...

From the Canon A700 press release:

"In a first for a 6x optical zoom digital compact camera, the PowerShot A700 features a real-image optical viewfinder, allowing fast framing and precise manual...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-21-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 991
Posted By Rob
This calls for bounce flash I would think, direct...

This calls for bounce flash I would think, direct flash would be pretty harsh in a dark place. I did not see a flash mentioned...Can you borrow a flash? Even a
simple Vivitar 283 flash will work...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-20-2006
Replies: 94
Views: 3,200
Posted By Rob
Vivitar 35ES bought new about 1980. Did not keep...

Vivitar 35ES bought new about 1980. Did not keep long enough to get good with it and sold it for an SLR.
Forum: Other RF 02-14-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,163
Posted By Rob
That was very common on the XA camera...

That was very common on the XA camera...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-14-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 1,528
Posted By Rob
Not sure what equipment you have now but in my...

Not sure what equipment you have now but in my spare bathroom I built a nice wood stand about 8 inches high with a drawer in it to hold my stuff. This stand would fit over the bathroom sink and put...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-10-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,313
Posted By Rob
My local repair shop uses denatured alcohol to...

My local repair shop uses denatured alcohol to clean lenses and glass.
Forum: Yashica RF 02-10-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,544
Posted By Rob
Get the six volt battery and a conical spring and...

Get the six volt battery and a conical spring and wrap the battery in tape to center it.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-09-2006
Replies: 34
Views: 1,989
Posted By Rob
Forgot Yashica 35cc for $45 too.

Forgot Yashica 35cc for $45 too.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-09-2006
Replies: 37
Views: 1,539
Posted By Rob
A pepto bismol camera!

A pepto bismol camera!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-09-2006
Replies: 34
Views: 1,989
Posted By Rob
I have found a ton of deals at flea markets and...

I have found a ton of deals at flea markets and oddly enough antique malls heres just a few:
Canonet GIII, like new $0 (given to me by antique dealer)
Canonet GIII, $1 flea market, at least 7 more...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-09-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 1,605
Posted By Rob
I also favor the Spotmatic F with SMC lenses like...

I also favor the Spotmatic F with SMC lenses like 28 F3.5, 55 F1.8, 50mmF1.4, 135 F3.5.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-08-2006
Replies: 33
Views: 2,510
Posted By Rob
Paulbe, Doubs43...I might make it there but I...

Paulbe, Doubs43...I might make it there but I would have to borrow a rangefinder to hang around my neck, I am out of them as they have gone to the folks in RFF lately.
Wings is 15 minutes from me....
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 02-08-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By Rob
I would like to see the owners manual explaining...

I would like to see the owners manual explaining all the knobs, dials, levers and crap on that camera!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-08-2006
Replies: 33
Views: 2,510
Posted By Rob
I gotta give a plug for the Wings cameras in...

I gotta give a plug for the Wings cameras in Atlanta too. Great guys, know the old stuff, know the new stuff, good selection of old gear, rangefinders, enlargers, lenses, filters, bargain table too....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-07-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 1,934
Posted By Rob
try this one, you cant find it on the newstand....

try this one, you cant find it on the newstand. It usually covers a couple older cameras per issue.
back issues are available if you want something with a specific camera. Good articles. Not much on...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-07-2006
Replies: 221
Views: 24,013
Posted By Rob
When I shoot on light rain days I keep the camera...

When I shoot on light rain days I keep the camera on a tripod and use a shower cap to keep it dry, then quickly remove it for the shot.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-06-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 12,534
Posted By Rob
I was using a Nikon Coolpix camera to copy slides...

I was using a Nikon Coolpix camera to copy slides off my color correct lightbox to be able to display them on a TV as a slideshow. It was better than I thought it would be, colors were correct too....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-03-2006
Replies: 153
Views: 7,250
Posted By Rob
Do the shots if you want, use natural light if...

Do the shots if you want, use natural light if you can or just lamps of any kind with B&W film.
Do some artistic shadows and body shape shots. Sure you could find some examples on Photonet. As to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-25-2006
Replies: 37
Views: 1,736
Posted By Rob
Your instructor sounds like an idiot to me. Bet...

Your instructor sounds like an idiot to me. Bet the work out of that class will be pretty ugly in most cases. Go for the S2, great lens. It will weigh over a pound for shipping, at least 2 lbs. Blow...
Forum: Yashica RF 01-23-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,484
Posted By Rob
Lynx 5000 lens VS GSN lens?

Due to the near instant shutter release on the 5000 model vs the long throw of the GSN shutter button, I might want to get a 5000 model. I also like the fact that no battery is needed except for the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-19-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 2,094
Posted By Rob
I would shoot slide film for the test. It will...

I would shoot slide film for the test. It will take away the variable of bad focus on the printers side of it and test for the best colors too.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-13-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By Rob
if you try to use the Canon 550ex it will only...

if you try to use the Canon 550ex it will only shoot at full power, no adjustments at all.
Just get a vivtar 283 they you can use the manual and automodes just fine.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-12-2006
Replies: 256
Views: 9,500
Posted By Rob
Originally Posted by copake_ham Now your...

Originally Posted by copake_ham
Now your crackin'. And don't forget to put a tube-radio down there together with the rotary-dial phone! Be prepared, that someboy's motto!

I wonder if a nuke pulse...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-11-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,213
Posted By Rob
Bet Canon will follow now. They really have too...

Bet Canon will follow now. They really have too many film models anyway. Bet they keep only the EOS1 for pros, EOS3 for advanced users and one Rebel film body. Thats enough.
That will free up...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-06-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 786
Posted By Rob
Finally saw some Russian rangefinders today

My local camera store has two on consignment a Fed5c I think with the original box and some other wierd camera, both rangefinders. Both had rangefinder issues one was hard to look thru nothing...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-06-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,193
Posted By Rob
Its not that hard to fix. If you can remove your...

Its not that hard to fix. If you can remove your own appendix left handed you can do it.
Just kidding. Its beyond my scope of repairs also. I would ask one of the repair gurus here for a price to...
Forum: Yashica RF 01-04-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 1,972
Posted By Rob
I had gotten two in near new shape a GTN and GSN...

I had gotten two in near new shape a GTN and GSN a couple years ago. They had no boxes but they were mint looking and had just been serviced by Mark Hama. I used the GTN one time but was so scared I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-02-2006
Replies: 40
Views: 6,495
Posted By Rob
If you feel that strongly about getting...

If you feel that strongly about getting mugged/robbed better update your health and life insurance too. For the questionable places you might photograph I would take a Canonet. If could even be swung...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-30-2005
Replies: 31
Views: 18,216
Posted By Rob
I like the lens of the yashica better than...

I like the lens of the yashica better than Canonet, but like the viewfinder of the canonet better.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-29-2005
Replies: 30
Views: 2,685
Posted By Rob
This was my first 35mm camera so it was my first...

This was my first 35mm camera so it was my first rangefinder too. It has a good lens but when I bought it new in about 79 or so I was a beginner and should have shot with my glasses on it back then,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-21-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 1,433
Posted By Rob
I would not deal with folks who do not know and...

I would not deal with folks who do not know and do not sell cameras on a regular basis.
Also, when buying a Sigma lens do NOT assume it will work on your EOS camera even if it is an autofocus Canon...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-16-2005
Replies: 11
Views: 2,181
Posted By Rob
There is an easier way to remove the leather. I...

There is an easier way to remove the leather. I did one in about 30 minutes. I used a heat gun on low power to heat and soften the adhesive. I was able to get the back off easiest the front parts are...
Forum: Yashica RF 12-09-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 2,681
Posted By Rob
Mark Hama is local to me and has a very good...

Mark Hama is local to me and has a very good reputation. I bought 2 cameras that were overhauled by him and they were great.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-08-2005
Replies: 9
Views: 2,936
Posted By Rob
I was fixing these up a couple years ago, must...

I was fixing these up a couple years ago, must have found about ten of them. If you take your time you can fix the shutter and the frozen focus but you will need to buy a new bellows. everyone I had...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-05-2005
Replies: 26
Views: 1,216
Posted By Rob
I think I can help on this since I have been...

I think I can help on this since I have been shooting EOS gear since it came out. I have had or shot with the 650,620,630,elan,EOS3,Rebel TI,EOS1 and a pile of EOS lenses.
$50 is not much of a budget...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-02-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 1,241
Posted By Rob
Its gonna be hard to find what he wants but I...

Its gonna be hard to find what he wants but I will take a shot at it.

Film point and shoots with zooms make a lot of noise using the zoom, winding film, etc.
Plus you cant get a very long lens maybe...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-01-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 1,090
Posted By Rob
I'll stick to checking the scotch I think.... I...

I'll stick to checking the scotch I think....

I think I see the problem!
I test 1 meter, then infinity for me is a telephone pole about 300 ft away.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-27-2005
Replies: 17
Views: 935
Posted By Rob
With all cameras I get smelly or not, I take a...

With all cameras I get smelly or not, I take a soft toothbrush and some good cleaner like Fantastik spray and clean the camera leather, vinyl whatever a couple times then dry it off. The bottom and...
Forum: Off Topic 11-25-2005
Replies: 71
Views: 2,386
Posted By Rob
I used to play a strat copy and a les paul copy...

I used to play a strat copy and a les paul copy but I got bad tendonitis while trying to play again after a 20 year layoff, so I gave it up. As well as fixing up old cameras I was finding and fully...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-24-2005
Replies: 32
Views: 1,773
Posted By Rob
Best luck I have is with clear photos, accurate...

Best luck I have is with clear photos, accurate descriptions, listed in the proper categories, end the auction late enough for west coast bidders, end auctions on Sunday & monday nights, have...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-23-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 1,182
Posted By Rob
I always lock my gear in the car or have it on...

I always lock my gear in the car or have it on me. I have an alarm system that covers the trunk also I never leave anything in plain sight. Some folks will steal anything. They might think you have...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-23-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 2,056
Posted By Rob
Maybe your using a 36 exp roll and its binding...

Maybe your using a 36 exp roll and its binding slightly coming out of the cannister making the Oly think its at the end and try to rewind? Maybe the cold has made the film a little stiffer? 24 exp...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-21-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 530
Posted By Rob
you can still reply to their feedback so at least...

you can still reply to their feedback so at least do that to tell your side in 80 characters or less.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-17-2005
Replies: 9
Views: 2,411
Posted By Rob
Bryan he may need a recessed board, quite a bit...

Bryan he may need a recessed board, quite a bit harder to make than a flat board.
Looks like he may have one from a board member. As to why not just use 75mm for 35mm negs: He won't be able to raise...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-14-2005
Replies: 35
Views: 1,997
Posted By Rob
1 roll of B&W 120 film, 5 rolls of Elitechrome...

1 roll of B&W 120 film, 5 rolls of Elitechrome 35mm, 1 Fuji reala, 858 digital pics...
In the last YEAR...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-11-2005
Replies: 170
Views: 10,573
Posted By Rob
Mostly digital now for auctions. But I am using...

Mostly digital now for auctions. But I am using it more for scenic pictures too. Since my good, fast, close by slide processor stopped doing slide work, it forced me to change.
I am amazed at what I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-10-2005
Replies: 20
Views: 4,476
Posted By Rob
I would not let that guy borrow my cameras...Saw...

I would not let that guy borrow my cameras...Saw another story about a college high altitude research project using balloons on the west coast with a digital camera on board
and another device...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-09-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 892
Posted By Rob
The XA2 was missing the bearing. I also cleaned...

The XA2 was missing the bearing. I also cleaned the magnet contacts for the shutter but it still was not reliable so probably an IC chip problem..
Into the trash it went...

Elcud35rc: Yes it is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-08-2005
Replies: 17
Views: 1,718
Posted By Rob
The Sunpak 1600a softlight flash is tiny and even...

The Sunpak 1600a softlight flash is tiny and even has a bounce head and if I remember correctly one manual mode and 2 auto modes. about the size of a pack of cigarettes.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-08-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 892
Posted By Rob
Scored Olympus XA2 but has cover problem..

Just got this one from the local Goodwill store for $3.03 today. Had dead batteries in it, replaced them and it looks like its ready to go, still has good light seals. Only problem is the sliding...
Forum: Other RF 11-07-2005
Replies: 25
Views: 1,382
Posted By Rob
The Canon A610 or A620 is on my short list to...

The Canon A610 or A620 is on my short list to buy...Look at them plenty of good improvements over the great A95 camera. Oh if you try the F10..be prepared for a lot of menu cruising. It has the worst...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-07-2005
Replies: 32
Views: 1,842
Posted By Rob
Tell me more about your Canon EOS gear what body,...

Tell me more about your Canon EOS gear what body, what lenses?...They are pretty robust i have shot in zero degrees with them. Keep the batteries in a warm pocket before use.
If it uses the larger...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-07-2005
Replies: 45
Views: 1,892
Posted By Rob
Things I would have done different starting with...

Things I would have done different starting with rangefinders:
1. Have it properly serviced so you know it will work correctly everytime and make sure the meter works or learn to use a handheld...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-03-2005
Replies: 17
Views: 821
Posted By Rob
Elvis played at my high school(big school) in...

Elvis played at my high school(big school) in 1956 in my old hometown in North Carolina, a little diner outside of town still has a lot of Elvis stuff there as it was where he had lunch before doing...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-02-2005
Replies: 104
Views: 5,738
Posted By Rob
Shes got a bag full of EOS gear, 2 film bodies, 4...

Shes got a bag full of EOS gear, 2 film bodies, 4 lenses, big flash, big tripod. Its a lot to carry. I used to have all that stuff too now maybe I carry a small rangefinder and a good digital point &...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-31-2005
Replies: 15
Views: 1,222
Posted By Rob
Forget it, dont send him anything, contact Ebay,...

Forget it, dont send him anything, contact Ebay, they will close his account. Bank transfers, throwaway email address, zero feedback, high priced item, 3rd party transfer are all red flags.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-29-2005
Replies: 13
Views: 2,116
Posted By Rob
Depends on the canonet if the meter is off,...

Depends on the canonet if the meter is off, rangefinder off, lens loose on body, shutter speeds not accurate, small light leaks, choice of films can all cause a picture to look bad. Once properly...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-29-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 746
Posted By Rob
Explain it this way, the meter will pay for...

Explain it this way, the meter will pay for itself because you wont blow the exposure and waste more expensive film.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-28-2005
Replies: 29
Views: 1,710
Posted By Rob
I dont think you will like a 400 speed chrome,...

I dont think you will like a 400 speed chrome, they are way to grainy. For most things I like the Kodak Elitechrome 100, 200 when needed, it is great for fall colors, emphasis on reds and browns....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-21-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By Rob
Bill is right, I just dont see much value in the...

Bill is right, I just dont see much value in the polaroid name tho...It would be nice if someone could take Ilford, Agfa and polaroid under one roof, streamline it to produce the best film and paper...
Forum: Yashica RF 10-21-2005
Replies: 23
Views: 1,710
Posted By Rob
I use snap ring pliers with the tips ground to a...

I use snap ring pliers with the tips ground to a point. I have use a drawing compass with filed down nails replacing the pencil lead and pinpoint. Got to be careful not to scratch it.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-21-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By Rob
SX70 film broken now discontinued...

Polaroid made a change to the film and it cant be manipulated anymore. Dont know when this happened so it may make stocking up difficult not knowing when they changed it. I guess they gave up and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-20-2005
Replies: 17
Views: 1,359
Posted By Rob
They are local to me and do have very...

They are local to me and do have very conservative ratings. Their warehouse is in the back of the place and the salespeople are up front. It does take a day or so to get the item and put it in the...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-20-2005
Replies: 23
Views: 1,951
Posted By Rob
I have done this before and here is how. I built...

I have done this before and here is how. I built a sturdy wooden stand to fit over the sink high enough to clear the faucets. I built a draw in it to store my papers and other stuff.
I Then put an...
Forum: Other RF 10-14-2005
Replies: 39
Views: 2,183
Posted By Rob
Hey Joe, is that the Oly 35RC you got from me? If...

Hey Joe, is that the Oly 35RC you got from me? If so you can send it back now!
Looks nice! Some red lettering to fill in the letters would look great.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-14-2005
Replies: 18
Views: 1,070
Posted By Rob
Not being a lawyer or anything but they are...

Not being a lawyer or anything but they are paying for the film and the processing...Guess they could argue its theirs...Maybe you could write up a contract between you and them saying that you own...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-14-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 1,157
Posted By Rob
OT: disposable cameras with wide angle lens?

More specifically the discontinued Konica super wide with a 17mm lens. Thought it would be neat to open one of these up and reload it with black and white or some better film. Anyone used one of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-11-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 802
Posted By Rob
Alcohol is a good general cleaner for removing...

Alcohol is a good general cleaner for removing light seals, Rosonol zippo lighter fluid for cleaning shutters and glass cleaner for cleaning the rangefinder. Also white vinegar to
cleanup battery...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-10-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 1,036
Posted By Rob
Yup, way to expensive for frame scanning. We are...

Yup, way to expensive for frame scanning. We are not talking about Walmart scans.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-10-2005
Replies: 60
Views: 4,536
Posted By Rob
My favs have been: Yashica Electro 35 GSN Olympus...

My favs have been:
Yashica Electro 35 GSN
Olympus RC
Konica auto s2
Olympus XA
Canonet QL17 GIII
Minolta Himatic 9 and 11
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-10-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 1,036
Posted By Rob
'Blads are getting cheaper too!

Locally I found a 500cm with prism, 3 backs, 80mm lens, 150mm lens and bellows lens shade for $850. These were totally out of reach of most non pro folks a few years ago. Talked to my local used...
Forum: Yashica RF 10-09-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 1,159
Posted By Rob
Looks like its time to do the light seals...

Looks like its time to do the light seals properly. Jon Goodman on this forum is the one to
contact for seals that will fit and you can do it yourself.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-07-2005
Replies: 38
Views: 1,712
Posted By Rob
Sounds like the Canon problems were simply bad...

Sounds like the Canon problems were simply bad solder joints that they will fix for free.
I have to look at how these DSLRs are used..where we might shoot 1 roll of film on something with a digital...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-05-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 1,044
Posted By Rob
I have had a couple 28s but never got around to...

I have had a couple 28s but never got around to shooting them. I did like its simplicity and its focusing ring as you do. Please post some pix when you can.
Rob
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-02-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 1,429
Posted By Rob
The Caonolite D flash works so well with these, I...

The Caonolite D flash works so well with these, I would not bother with a manual flash.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-19-2005
Replies: 19
Views: 940
Posted By Rob
Funny this year I was in a junk/antique store...

Funny this year I was in a junk/antique store and found a nice Gossen Luna ProF in the case without a battery. I asked the owner jokingly "how much for this little radio?"
$3 later and a new battery...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-13-2005
Replies: 86
Views: 3,305
Posted By Rob
Think i would rather have one of these Canon A610...

Think i would rather have one of these Canon A610 or A620s for a lot less money.
http://www.dpreview.com/news/0508/05082202canona610a620.asp
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-09-2005
Replies: 33
Views: 2,082
Posted By Rob
Bill get a decent helmet...one fall is all it...

Bill get a decent helmet...one fall is all it takes for a serious injury. Todays helmets are very comfortable and cool. Mine has a visor on it that works good too. I bike on paths and offroad where a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-08-2005
Replies: 19
Views: 1,136
Posted By Rob
Have to admit it also I have been shooting more...

Have to admit it also I have been shooting more digital than rangefinders. 500 shots on digital, 36 on film this year. Not interested is carrying a ton of gear around anymore so I will be getting the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-02-2005
Replies: 16
Views: 942
Posted By Rob
The pix look great. Your cameras look like new,...

The pix look great. Your cameras look like new, that black one was a super deal!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-02-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 1,208
Posted By Rob
Photog friend passes away, his EOS gear for sale..

I learned last night that my friend Bob died from a brain tumor last night. He was ill for the last 9 months prior to his death. He had gotten married during this time as well. His wife contacted me...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-02-2005
Replies: 33
Views: 1,436
Posted By Rob
Lots of suggestions your getting, let me throw...

Lots of suggestions your getting, let me throw one in there. A lot of nature photographers have been passing on fall color shooting in New England and shooting in W. Virginia. I have
been there 2...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-24-2005
Replies: 25
Views: 1,944
Posted By Rob
Can you imagine carrying an enlarger to the...

Can you imagine carrying an enlarger to the bathroom every time you wanted to print something?

That how I did it. I built a wooden riser that would fit over the bathroom sink and that was a nice and...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-22-2005
Replies: 43
Views: 8,985
Posted By Rob
Fuji Natura anyone? 24mmF1.9 P&S

Saw some pics done with this camera on Photonet. As small as an XA someone said I think only available in Japan for now...Anyone have one of these?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-19-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 1,009
Posted By Rob
OOPs Portatrace is the brand name one I have. I...

OOPs Portatrace is the brand name one I have. I also use 2 of them to make a color correct light source for tabletop macro stuff. Gives nice soft color correct lighting.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-19-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 1,009
Posted By Rob
I have the 8x10 two light color correct one that...

I have the 8x10 two light color correct one that KEH sells for about $30. Fits in a laptop case I found. You want color correction...For a loupe you can use a 50mm lens reversed to start with but...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-18-2005
Replies: 149
Views: 4,308
Posted By Rob
Interesting motorcycling trips. I have cycled...

Interesting motorcycling trips. I have cycled from Atlanta to Canada on Yamaha 750 years ago, from Atlanta to Dallas once on my Suzuki GS550, all over the place on my first bike a gorgeous Yamaha...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-16-2005
Replies: 0
Views: 1,129
Posted By Rob
KEH 20% off as is stuff....

www.keh.com that is. Just got my new catalog and the deal is 20 per cent off any of their AS IS stuff. That means stuff that would be good for parts, maybe repair.
I know we have a few folks that can...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-12-2005
Replies: 18
Views: 1,164
Posted By Rob
I have had good luck with the small Bogen models...

I have had good luck with the small Bogen models that will do either 6x6 or 35mm. They are cheap, light(easy, cheap to ship from Ebay) take common enlarger bulbs and can be fitted with better lenses....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-11-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 1,084
Posted By Rob
It has some sentimental value to it that you cant...

It has some sentimental value to it that you cant put a price on it. If you cant get it fixed locally you may want to ship it to this person in the states. He probably has worked on more of these...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-10-2005
Replies: 60
Views: 4,536
Posted By Rob
$399? You may be able to get about 10 RFs for...

$399? You may be able to get about 10 RFs for that price. Here are my choices and why:
Konica Auto S2, Great lens, great viewfinder, heavy enough to allow very slow speeds.
Minolta Himatic 9/11,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-08-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 900
Posted By Rob
You can try a SMALL few drips around the focus...

You can try a SMALL few drips around the focus ring with light fluid, let it soak a bit, then try and move the focus rings.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-05-2005
Replies: 9
Views: 1,152
Posted By Rob
I see where HP is stopping sales of digital...

I see where HP is stopping sales of digital cameras in Asia...
Also Sonys Earnings were slashed by 87% partly due to falling digital camera prices.
http://www.dpreview.com/
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-05-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 1,092
Posted By Rob
Claim to run high drain gear twice as long..So...

Claim to run high drain gear twice as long..So Alkalines last 20 shots in my digital camera, Oxyride will do 40 shots, my NIMH will do 200+ and are basically free after the first recharging....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-04-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 1,092
Posted By Rob
OT: Nice tiny NIMH battery charger.

I found a nice, tiny, cheap AA NIMH battery charger I am now using. Actually I bought two of them. Figure someone here is using NIMH for their flashes or for their digital camera. At Circuit City...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-02-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 1,152
Posted By Rob
Excellent light seals from Jon Goodman

Did my first SLR with light seals from Jon Goodman who is a regular here. After getting a mint condition Minolta SRT-201(4th generation) with 50mm lens for $20 at a flea market, it needed new seals....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-01-2005
Replies: 70
Views: 3,452
Posted By Rob
This would not be a chat room for Leica users who...

This would not be a chat room for Leica users who buy $5000 worth of gear to take lousy pictures of bums on benches would it? Buy what you want. Figure out what works for you.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-26-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 2,550
Posted By Rob
Go to google and type Yashica Rookie and click on...

Go to google and type Yashica Rookie and click on images. Theres a couple pictures there. Never seen one before, its a TLR...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-25-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 1,018
Posted By Rob
Sorry I did not see the longer rolls...

Sorry I did not see the longer rolls...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-25-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 1,018
Posted By Rob
Kodak 400 UC, $1.34 12 exp roll @ Walmart

Was in there tonight and this store had a lot of this film at this price. Short rolls
are useful sometimes.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-24-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 1,095
Posted By Rob
You must be talking about Wings Camera, Know the...

You must be talking about Wings Camera, Know the owner well.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-24-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 1,095
Posted By Rob
OOPS, thats should read SRT-201 not 202.

OOPS, thats should read SRT-201 not 202.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-24-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 1,095
Posted By Rob
New flea market finds oly xa2, Srt202

I have not been to any more flea markets in the last couple of months but got away Saturday to check 2 of them out. One market yielded a nice XA2 with A16 flash. Could not test them until tonight...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-15-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 1,914
Posted By Rob
I have made several baseboards from thick plywood...

I have made several baseboards from thick plywood on enlargers with bad or missing baseboards. Usually they are made of cheap materials and get wet and warp.
Forum: Other RF 07-13-2005
Replies: 17
Views: 4,511
Posted By Rob
Yes, get Jons kit, it fits correctly and has...

Yes, get Jons kit, it fits correctly and has instructions. I have done about 4 Canonets with his kit.
Forum: Other RF 07-12-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 3,319
Posted By Rob
The vivitar 35es was my first 35mm camera I...

The vivitar 35es was my first 35mm camera I owned. In the time I had it I only got a couple sharp pictures with it. Maybe mine was a dud or back then I was not using it very well. At that time I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-12-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 656
Posted By Rob
Terrence, he was talking about the Olympus stylus...

Terrence, he was talking about the Olympus stylus Epic film camera, not digital.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-11-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 1,015
Posted By Rob
Eckerds film sale $1.68 for Kodachrome?

My loca Eckerds has these on their counter. Elite Chrome $2.68 (100) $1.68 (200)
Kodakchrome 64 for $1.68 too. Had them stacked up next to their digital memory cards and card readers...May just be my...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-10-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 1,402
Posted By Rob
Wow, Gold Ricoh 500G?

This looks nice.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=30030&item=7529502847&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-08-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By Rob
Welcome to the RFF. Looks like you have the...

Welcome to the RFF. Looks like you have the repair thing down since you picked one of the harder ones to work on first! Now you need to find the GIII a matching Canolite D flash.
I perfer the GIII...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-08-2005
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By Rob
I have the 400UC I am trying, I cant find 100UC...

I have the 400UC I am trying, I cant find 100UC locally, heck I cant find 100 anything locally.
Nice shot Bob.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-07-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 673
Posted By Rob
For my EOS gear I used to have the Orion AW and...

For my EOS gear I used to have the Orion AW and used both the shoulder strap and waist strap to help carry it. That is overkill for an RF. I just sold my Tamrac Explorer 2 here and I used it a lot...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-04-2005
Replies: 23
Views: 1,705
Posted By Rob
KEH is local to me and I know one of the ladies...

KEH is local to me and I know one of the ladies in the order taking area. They are easy to deal with and you can find some great deals there...If your local you can pickup your item if you request...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-01-2005
Replies: 24
Views: 1,262
Posted By Rob
For a easy to use camera any of the P&S nikon...

For a easy to use camera any of the P&S nikon Coolpix at the lower end will work well. I only have a 2mp Coolpix 2200 and can easily get 4x6 prints. Great closeup lens, great flash and easy to use...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-01-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 1,244
Posted By Rob
RFF pictures look better to me now!

A neighbor asked if I wanted a Dell 19 inch monitor for free for some work I did for them so I said sure, since it would not fit on their computer desk. It has a lot better resolution and I was using...
Forum: Yashica RF 07-01-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 1,270
Posted By Rob
I bet its the pad too...When I was shooting with...

I bet its the pad too...When I was shooting with the GSN's I took black tape and covered the arrows on the top plate of the camera. It makes it a lot easier to look thru in bright light because I was...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-29-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 1,643
Posted By Rob
From Leicas to digital point and shoot?

I found this about a pro photog who is shooting mostly in Iraq with Digital Olympus point and shoot cameras(the higher end stuff). He used to shoot with Leicas and rather than carry a couple huge...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-28-2005
Replies: 18
Views: 1,480
Posted By Rob
White vinegar on a qtip will remove the...

White vinegar on a qtip will remove the corrosion. Apply several times till you get it clean.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-28-2005
Replies: 21
Views: 1,273
Posted By Rob
Any of these cameras ar old as they are will need...

Any of these cameras ar old as they are will need servicing, some more than others. Stick around here someone will offer one up in working condition. Dont worry about what it is.
For your budget see...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-26-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 898
Posted By Rob
I just cleaned and adjusted vertical and...

I just cleaned and adjusted vertical and horizontal on my Voightlander rangefinder. Its pretty easy to do. PM me if you want to know how.
Rob
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-26-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 871
Posted By Rob
Yashica 5000e lens same as GSN?

I played with a 5000e today and really liked the crisp shutter button. No lag here like the GSN's I have had before. I know the GSN lens was excellent how about the lens on the 5000e?
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