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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 7,411
Views: 3,778,627
Posted By madNbad
It followed me...

It followed me home...
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48353121191_3a4f54a591_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gENoki)DSC_0024 (https://flic.kr/p/2gENoki) by Michael DeLuca...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By madNbad
If the battery chamber is clean and there are no...

If the battery chamber is clean and there are no signs of the prisim desilvering, get a battery adapter and it should be good. It's still a fifty year old meter.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By madNbad
Looks like a Photomic T. Maybe a late version...

Looks like a Photomic T. Maybe a late version just before the Tn because of the diopter ready eyepiece.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Days Ago
Replies: 77
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 1,766
Posted By madNbad
myLightmeter Pro works well for a phone app. It...

myLightmeter Pro works well for a phone app. It has an adjustable EV scale to help match it with a real light meter. The Sekonic 308 is about the best deal. Incident, reflective, two flash modes and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 5 Days Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 1,815
Posted By madNbad
Godfrey, are you going to use the same developers...

Godfrey, are you going to use the same developers and times that you have been using with the Rondinax?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 5 Days Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 1,815
Posted By madNbad
Freestyle Photo has them listed but not available...

Freestyle Photo has them listed but not available until after August 1st.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 77
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 1,766
Posted By madNbad
Never owned an M4 till now. I've had a CL, M2,...

Never owned an M4 till now. I've had a CL, M2, M6, M6 TTL and a M6 TTL Millennium and so far the M4 beats all of them. It handles like a M6 but the finder is ever so close to the M2 making it just...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 5 Days Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 947
Posted By madNbad
Consider a Retina IIa. They're small enough to...

Consider a Retina IIa. They're small enough to fit in a large pocket when folded, have a really good lens and can be had for not a lot of money. Fell off the Devin one camera one lens train, bought a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 8,809
Views: 859,670
Posted By madNbad
This: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48302045...

This:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48302045751_ca8a1c0839_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gAhBog)DSC_0024 (https://flic.kr/p/2gAhBog) by Michael DeLuca...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By madNbad
Thanks, I’ll try to get a better look at the...

Thanks, I’ll try to get a better look at the enlarger and other items. One thing I did find was a Agfa film squeegee. It looks like a pair of chrome windshield wipers connected with a rivet for the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By madNbad
Teufel VC 6x6 Enlarger

My neighbor was recently gifted most of the supplies to set up a darkroom. Included in the boxes of trays, reels and squeegees was a Teufel VC 6x6 enlarger. I have no idea of which lens it is...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,103
Posted By madNbad
Too many zeros, Huss. They haven't made it past...

Too many zeros, Huss. They haven't made it past 11 yet. But is says 100 on the top plate, my mistake...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By madNbad
It may be etched into the retaining ring under...

It may be etched into the retaining ring under the front element. I had a 35 3.5 Summaron and that’s where it was.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,550
Posted By madNbad
Maybe one of those 56 x 72 Super Rollex backs for...

Maybe one of those 56 x 72 Super Rollex backs for the oatmeal tube.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,550
Posted By madNbad
Oatmeal box Aluminum foil Gaffers tape Sewing...

Oatmeal box
Aluminum foil
Gaffers tape
Sewing needle
X-Acto knife
Sheet film or paper
Stopwatch, hourglass or sundial
Have fun with your search!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,152
Posted By madNbad
One thing you would like is the focus throw is...

One thing you would like is the focus throw is the same direction as Leica. Check out this thread:https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=166560
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-11-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 538
Posted By madNbad
Have you tried a pre soak before starting...

Have you tried a pre soak before starting development? I've been rinsing for about 5 minutes before starting the developer and it seems to help. There is still some purple at the end of fixing...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-11-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 997
Posted By madNbad
Cameradactyl.com. Butter Bean double, your choice...

Cameradactyl.com. Butter Bean double, your choice of colors.
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-07-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,388
Posted By madNbad
If you look through the threads, Huss and others...

If you look through the threads, Huss and others have posted extensively about scanning film with a digital camera. In addition there are also reviews of labs. Welcome back.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-04-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 563
Posted By madNbad
21mm Voigtlander! Didn’t take one to Italy but...

21mm Voigtlander! Didn’t take one to Italy but used it for a six week trip around the US on a M2 and was surprised how much I used it. They don’t cost much, are small and provide amazing images.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-04-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,307
Posted By madNbad
Somehow I've stumbled aboard the Devin train for...

Somehow I've stumbled aboard the Devin train for the one camera challenge. After unloading a bunch of equipment, at the moment this is the remaining camera. I did hang on to a Nikkor 45 GN so it's...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-02-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 795
Posted By madNbad
Take a look at the Collectable and Historical...

Take a look at the Collectable and Historical thread on the Leica Users Forum. You may find information on many of the items in the collection. Enjoy the research and post a few images.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-27-2019
Replies: 356
Views: 36,264
Posted By madNbad
Scanned from a Kodachrome that was taken sometime...

Scanned from a Kodachrome that was taken sometime in 1987 or '88.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47945072573_c55bd1baf2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g3K2Gi)Whale Kite 1987 002...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-26-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,298
Posted By madNbad
For an interesting side trip, head south to...

For an interesting side trip, head south to Winslow and visit the Meteor Crater.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-23-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,478
Posted By madNbad
Pass on the M6s' and get the MP. It's basically...

Pass on the M6s' and get the MP. It's basically an M6 Classic but has a flare free viewfinder, better shutter seals and a brass top plate. Having owned both the original M6 and two TTL's they are...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-20-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 850
Posted By madNbad
I have a Plustek 7600i and use the Silverfast...

I have a Plustek 7600i and use the Silverfast software in the Pilot mode most of the time. I bought it used for a hundred dollars and it works for my purposes. It's used for old Kodachrome's and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-14-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,307
Posted By madNbad
Thirty four years ago I packed whatever belonging...

Thirty four years ago I packed whatever belonging would fit in the trunk of a 1973 Dodge Dart, drove three thousand miles to a city I had never been to and started a new life. Best decision I ever...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-11-2019
Replies: 1,725
Views: 320,897
Posted By madNbad
Nikon F, 50 2.0 H yellow filter, T-Max 400,...

Nikon F, 50 2.0 H yellow filter, T-Max 400, HC-110 Dilution H, Plustek 7600i:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33949884318_7bec3d2e26_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TJ32P5)Bridges May 2019 009...
Forum: Travel 05-08-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 679
Posted By madNbad
Learn to follow three conversations at the same...

Learn to follow three conversations at the same time.
Read the menu board and be prepared before ordering.
Go to the top of the Empire State Building, especially if it's hot and muggy.
See a Broadway...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-08-2019
Replies: 532
Views: 46,919
Posted By madNbad
Gilkey Bridge, Scio, Oregon, Nikon F, 2.8cm 3.5...

Gilkey Bridge, Scio, Oregon, Nikon F, 2.8cm 3.5 yellow filter, HC-110 Dilution H 12 minutes, Plustek 7600ihttps://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33931140788_9f93b0576f_b.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-29-2019
Replies: 8,809
Views: 859,670
Posted By madNbad
For measuring...

For measuring HC-110:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32792805937_564265cde3_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RXMGHP)IMG_1753 (https://flic.kr/p/RXMGHP) by Michael DeLuca...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-28-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 817
Posted By madNbad
As he said, Abide! Save the tartan for another...

As he said, Abide! Save the tartan for another project.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 04-27-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 2,992
Posted By madNbad
Thanks for reviving this thread! I have a nine...

Thanks for reviving this thread! I have a nine blade, long aperture ring version from the first production run after the tick marks. I’m currently using it on a late model F and will post a few...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-20-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By madNbad
Wear a matching hat, no one will notice.

Wear a matching hat, no one will notice.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 344
Posted By madNbad
When you find a flash, it's going to need a new...

When you find a flash, it's going to need a new battery. The Honeywell uses a 15 volt 504 which is still available.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 03-26-2019
Replies: 141
Views: 35,892
Posted By madNbad
Just saw the documentary "Apollo 11" produced by...

Just saw the documentary "Apollo 11" produced by CNN. Any camera around in July 1969 is in it. If you have a chance, see it in a theater with a good sound system.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-17-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By madNbad
A very innovative approach and applaud you for...

A very innovative approach and applaud you for the time and effort! As others have mentioned is the concern about uneven development if the film bunches up or should loop back on itself. You're off...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-16-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,067
Posted By madNbad
If you decide you want one, send a PM and I'll...

If you decide you want one, send a PM and I'll mail a couple.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-04-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,067
Posted By madNbad
Here's an old thread you might find...

Here's an old thread you might find interesting:
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=120499

Did the Jobo 2400 arrive yet?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 858
Posted By madNbad
The Rondinax is a gadget and if it makes...

The Rondinax is a gadget and if it makes developing film at home easier, then its worth the price. It was a lot cheaper and probably more useful than a lot of other gadgets Ive accumulated over...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 858
Posted By madNbad
The orange Lab Box is on my list! Tom, thanks...

The orange Lab Box is on my list! Tom, thanks for the information about caffenol and Rondinax tanks. I bought a changing tent from another member and picked up a single reel developing tank for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-17-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By madNbad
Get a meter app for your phone, its faster and...

Get a meter app for your phone, its faster and easier than carrying two cameras or just get a hand held meter.
Cameraworks UK or Camera Repair and Restoration
Light or dark yellow? Anywhere from 1/2...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-14-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,922
Posted By madNbad
If you use the entire M2 viewfinder, it will give...

If you use the entire M2 viewfinder, it will give you fairly accurate framing for your 28. I have worn glasses most of my life and found the M2 viewfinder to be the best. Just get into the habit of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-09-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,526
Posted By madNbad
Chiyoko Super Rokkor 45mm...

Chiyoko Super Rokkor 45mm 2.8
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34622
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-03-2019
Replies: 276
Views: 67,291
Posted By madNbad
1972 F with a 1962 50 2.0...

1972 F with a 1962 50 2.0 S:
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4872/32031656767_996007620a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QNwBAg)1MD_1223 (https://flic.kr/p/QNwBAg) by Michael DeLuca...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-31-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 858
Posted By madNbad
Apparently the threaded part of the molded...

Apparently the threaded part of the molded plastic was broken off at some point. There are remains of old glue from an attempted repair but the square nut seems to hold everything together and work...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-31-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 858
Posted By madNbad
The Rondinax arrived today and seems to be in...

The Rondinax arrived today and seems to be in pretty good shape for its age. The tank is solid with no patches, the metal is bright showing no signs of rust or discoloration, the thermometer works...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-31-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 776
Posted By madNbad
Something like...

Something like this?

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7363/16495459115_37a4e16aac_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/r8Dxiv)L1030628 (https://flic.kr/p/r8Dxiv) by Michael DeLuca...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-31-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 776
Posted By madNbad
Buy the M2 and some LTM to M adapters.

Buy the M2 and some LTM to M adapters.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-30-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 858
Posted By madNbad
Thank you for the reply. That is the direction...

Thank you for the reply. That is the direction I'm heading for. The advantage is being able to exercise my film cameras more often by having a readily available way to see the results. I have also...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-29-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 858
Posted By madNbad
Watched the video. Are the muttonchops optional?

Watched the video. Are the muttonchops optional?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-29-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 858
Posted By madNbad
Mostly it's putting a toe in the water. This will...

Mostly it's putting a toe in the water. This will give me a good idea of where to store the chemistry and if to take the next step to a changing bag and tanks. Our house lacks an area suitable for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-29-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 858
Posted By madNbad
Agfa Rondinax 35u

I was at the local shop, picking up the Df from a sensor cleaning, we started discussing the dwindling quality of the local film processors. Compared to many places, we have several labs locally and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-29-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,221
Posted By madNbad
Don Goldberg fixes the problems other technicians...

Don Goldberg fixes the problems other technicians have missed.
Forum: RFF Polls 01-28-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,784
Posted By madNbad
Panatomic-X in a aluminum can with a long leader.

Panatomic-X in a aluminum can with a long leader.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-25-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,526
Posted By madNbad
Just a reminder to trim the leader before...

Just a reminder to trim the leader before loading. I miss my IIIc.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-24-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By madNbad
The price for the cutter was about the same as a...

The price for the cutter was about the same as a Friskars scissor, shipping almost doubled the price.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-24-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By madNbad
Seary Negative Cutter

After cutting several rolls into strips for storage, I started looking at other methods besides scissors. I often use a pair of thread snips from my wife's sewing kit but just out of curiosity began...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2019
Replies: 8,809
Views: 859,670
Posted By madNbad
Adding to my small collection of old Nikkor...

Adding to my small collection of old Nikkor non-Ai lenses, a very early production 10.5cm Nikkor-P in F mount. Not a tick mark but from the first run without them. Nine blade aperture, long aperture...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-12-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 18,063
Posted By madNbad
This was mostly a side project for the...

This was mostly a side project for the technician. The painting was done at his home shop at the same time he was painting a body for a co-worker. For any amount of production, they would need a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-11-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 18,063
Posted By madNbad
It started out as a chrome FT2. There was a black...

It started out as a chrome FT2. There was a black FT2 donor body for scavenged parts. The wind lever and self timer lever came from a FTn. I did learn some of my very early Nikkor lenses won't work...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-11-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 18,063
Posted By madNbad
I was looking for a Nikkormat thread and found...

I was looking for a Nikkormat thread and found this one. I've had a bunch over the years, mostly FTs' and FTns'. Had a FT2 a couple of years ago and gave it to a high school student. One of the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,362
Posted By madNbad
Thanks for the information. In the manual for the...

Thanks for the information. In the manual for the Df it states a number of early Nikkor's are not compatible, I thought it was some early lenses have light baffles that extend into the mirror box. I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-04-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,362
Posted By madNbad
Tried a 35 2.0 non-Ai on the FTZ adapter on a Z7....

Tried a 35 2.0 non-Ai on the FTZ adapter on a Z7. It will mount but no auto aperture. In the user manual, Nikon states non-Ai are not compatible. Get a Df, flip up the Ai lever, enter the lens info...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2018
Replies: 8,809
Views: 859,670
Posted By madNbad
A Micro-Nikkor 105 2.8 Ai-S from Igor's. He...

A Micro-Nikkor 105 2.8 Ai-S from Igor's. He listed it as LN- with box, when it arrived I thought it was new.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4862/45605090105_73377edc10_c.jpg...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 12-21-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By madNbad
I bought a IIa (Type 016) a few months back. ...

I bought a IIa (Type 016) a few months back. After having it serviced, the rangefinder was great, the speeds accurate but it wouldn't fire a flash. Took it back to the shop and the owner who had...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-19-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By madNbad
The paragraph about Carol Guzy, worked for the...

The paragraph about Carol Guzy, worked for the Washington Post for twenty five years, won four Pulitzer Prizes and was fired without an explanation shows how much news organizations value these brave...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 822
Posted By madNbad
Thanks, Vince. The attention to details brings...

Thanks, Vince. The attention to details brings vibrancy to the film. Peter Jackson traveled to various battlefield sites and took thousands of photos of just the vegetation to get the background...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-17-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 822
Posted By madNbad
"They Shall Not Grow Old"

Peter Jacksons' documentary about British soldiers in WWI is a great movie wrapped in technological wonder. Working with a hundred hours of footage from the Imperial War Museum, much of it copies...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 12-15-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 4,622
Posted By madNbad
I watched Stanley Kubrick's "Barry Lyndon" last...

I watched Stanley Kubrick's "Barry Lyndon" last night, most out of curiosity about the cinematography. I had read it was shot in all natural light but apparently some of the scenes were augmented...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-10-2018
Replies: 256
Views: 5,577
Posted By madNbad
Raid, Check the 50 1.8. I don't believe Nikon...

Raid,
Check the 50 1.8. I don't believe Nikon ever made a non Ai version of this lens. Hope you're not too overwhelmed by all the suggestions.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-09-2018
Replies: 256
Views: 5,577
Posted By madNbad
I'm not sure of the manufacturer, but a local...

I'm not sure of the manufacturer, but a local shop installed this screen in my Df last year:
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4343/37172493735_6cf71a417a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/YCNKjp)IMG_1475...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-08-2018
Replies: 256
Views: 5,577
Posted By madNbad
If your 50 1.4 has been Ai'd, use it for a week...

If your 50 1.4 has been Ai'd, use it for a week to acclimate to the controls. Treat it like a film camera with faster processing.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-08-2018
Replies: 256
Views: 5,577
Posted By madNbad
Are all of the lenses Ai or Ai-S?...

Are all of the lenses Ai or Ai-S? https://www.nikonimgsupport.com/na/NSG_article?articleNo=000026893&configured=1&lang=en_SG

Body looks like it's in nice shape. Good way to try FF.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-05-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By madNbad
I’m wrong about the attachment points. After...

I’m wrong about the attachment points. After some more research, the early Photomic T and TN, finders only had a single attachment pin at the front of the finder. Check the Cameraquest site about...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-05-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By madNbad
The name plate on your camera doesn’t have the...

The name plate on your camera doesn’t have the notch for the Ft or FtN finders to latch into. After 1965, Nikon changed the name plate by adding cutouts for the attaching levers on the front of the...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 12-03-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,290
Posted By madNbad
Had the same issue with the loose focus throw. ...

Had the same issue with the loose focus throw. Just had my copy CLA'd and with the new lubrication it's a much nicer lens to use. The slackness before the cam engages is minimized and it feels like...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 12-03-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,290
Posted By madNbad
I was going to ask you to try the 45 GN on the Z...

I was going to ask you to try the 45 GN on the Z camera.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-03-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 753
Posted By madNbad
Lens had a CLA and the focus is smooth for the...

Lens had a CLA and the focus is smooth for the full range. There is still very little movement between infinity and about 15 meters but the slackness until focusing starts is gone.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-02-2018
Replies: 1,725
Views: 320,897
Posted By madNbad
Another Df. Lincoln City, Oregon, Nikkor 28 2.8...

Another Df. Lincoln City, Oregon, Nikkor 28 2.8 Ai-S:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4872/31208619697_a019a6719f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PxNkkX)1MD_0747 (https://flic.kr/p/PxNkkX) by Michael...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-01-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 1,774
Posted By madNbad
Apple makes more money from selling iCloud...

Apple makes more money from selling iCloud storage than from their entire product line. Storage and sharing are the money makers. Phone images are driving the market, we're just along for the ride.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-26-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 3,018
Posted By madNbad
It is convienient to have the shutter speed diai...

It is convienient to have the shutter speed diai turn in the same direction as the exposure arrows. Plus the dial placement and size alows you to keep the camera at eye level while making the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-25-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 3,018
Posted By madNbad
I've owned a M6 Classic (early one marked...

I've owned a M6 Classic (early one marked Wetzlar), a M6 TTL in black chrome with bubbles and a M6 TTL Millennium, which took a long expensive trip to the factory for some upgrades. I also owned a M2...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-19-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 874
Posted By madNbad
If you're close enough for someone to notice your...

If you're close enough for someone to notice your hood is marked 1.4 on a 2.0 lens, that's some real street cred.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-19-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 874
Posted By madNbad
I have two 50mm 2.0 Nikkors for SLR cameras. One...

I have two 50mm 2.0 Nikkors for SLR cameras. One is a Nikkor S from 1963 and I have a hood marked Nikkor 5 cm 2.0. The other is a Nikkor-H from 1972 and I have a HS-2 hood for it. When I'm actually...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-14-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 2,887
Posted By madNbad
No mirror slap. There are currently events, like...

No mirror slap. There are currently events, like the PGA, that limit when photographs may be taken because of the noise generated by the cameras. Much of it is generated by the flipping up and down...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-09-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,357
Posted By madNbad
Get an FT2. If you decide to use it, it takes a...

Get an FT2. If you decide to use it, it takes a readily available silver oxide battery and they can be found for about the same prices as an FTn. Build is the same as an FTn but it has a built in...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-06-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 2,701
Posted By madNbad
Voigtlander 50 2.5 Color-Skopar, LTM with an...

Voigtlander 50 2.5 Color-Skopar, LTM with an adapter.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-01-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 462
Posted By madNbad
O ring for Retina IIa eyepiece

It may be buried in the depths of many post but I'll ask about how to protect my eyeglasses from scratches. It's a late model IIa with the black metal eye piece. When it returns from being CLA'd I'll...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-31-2018
Replies: 8,809
Views: 859,670
Posted By madNbad
A Retina IIa. I had a IIc and a IIIc a couple of...

A Retina IIa. I had a IIc and a IIIc a couple of years ago. The IIc was gifted to another forum member and the IIIc went to KEH in a box of stuff in a trade. I'll post in Show me Your Retina when...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-31-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By madNbad
FOOKH and A36 Push On filters. Have fun, it's a...

FOOKH and A36 Push On filters. Have fun, it's a great lens!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-30-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By madNbad
Nikon has used the same lens mount from 1959 till...

Nikon has used the same lens mount from 1959 till now. The Z series cameras have a different mount but your F4 is just fine. I use the same body caps on a 1972 F and a 2014 Df.
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-21-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 1,944
Posted By madNbad
Then stay away from Blue Moon Camera and Machine....

Then stay away from Blue Moon Camera and Machine. Nothing but analog cameras and typewriters.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2018
Replies: 121
Views: 4,619
Posted By madNbad
I sent a note to the Head Bartender about my...

I sent a note to the Head Bartender about my experience on two very different forums and he asked if I would repost it:
Here is my short example of RFF relevancy: Recently on both RFF and Nikonians I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,095
Posted By madNbad
I just gave my only AF lens to a friend.

I just gave my only AF lens to a friend.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-20-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 753
Posted By madNbad
Here's a link to the article I found:...

Here's a link to the article I found: https://richardhaw.com/2016/03/13/repair-gn-auto-nikkor-45mm-f2-8/

The lens is at the shop getting a CLA, mostly to replace the dried out lubricant. I also...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-18-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 753
Posted By madNbad
Found the answer to my question. The 45 GN uses...

Found the answer to my question. The 45 GN uses a cam for focusing instead of the traditional helical. The cam was used to insure the aperture blades would move as the lens was focused when linked. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 963
Posted By madNbad
Nikon F with a unmetered prism.

Nikon F with a unmetered prism.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-17-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 753
Posted By madNbad
On the bottom of the lens there is a Guide Number...

On the bottom of the lens there is a Guide Number scale, select the GN, lock the focus and the aperture with the switch and the aperture changes as you focus to provide better control for flash...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-17-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 753
Posted By madNbad
Nikkor 45mm 2.8 GN

I've posted this on another site but tossing it out because there is so much knowledge here:

I recently bought a very nice Nikkor 45 GN. The serial number places its date of manufacture sometime in...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-17-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 724
Posted By madNbad
In states that have legalized recreational use...

In states that have legalized recreational use the biggest problem is it's a all cash business. Because weed is still illegal at the federal level, banks are banned from transactions related to it's...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-14-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,182
Posted By madNbad
If she's that motivated, get the 24 of your...

If she's that motivated, get the 24 of your choice, put it on a FM10 and let her use it till she asks for another lens.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-14-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,182
Posted By madNbad
For her first camera, go light and small. The...

For her first camera, go light and small. The FM10 with a 50 1.8 would be a great start. If she’s taking it with her all the time, buy one of the 24s and keep it in reserve for when she wants more....
Forum: RFF Polls 10-13-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,182
Posted By madNbad
The original 24 2.8 introduced in the late 1960s'...

The original 24 2.8 introduced in the late 1960s' was the first to use the floating element to reduce distortion at close distances. If its' a bargain, get the 2.8. Need to exercise the shutter on...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-08-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,792
Posted By madNbad
M2, 35 2.8 Summaron or a Zeiss 35 2.8 ZM. You’re...

M2, 35 2.8 Summaron or a Zeiss 35 2.8 ZM. You’re going to get dozens of suggestions but look through the galleries here to get a good idea of how different lenses perform.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-06-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By madNbad
Blue Moon Camera and Machine in Portland, Oregon.

Blue Moon Camera and Machine in Portland, Oregon.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-29-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,640
Posted By madNbad
The Color Skopar is a good choice and a really...

The Color Skopar is a good choice and a really fine lens. The Zeiss 35 2.8 Biogon ZM is a little more money but they often show up second hand in good condition for a fair price.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-29-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,640
Posted By madNbad
What lens are you going to use? Nice find BTW.

What lens are you going to use? Nice find BTW.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-29-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 623
Posted By madNbad
Thanks, Huss. Tried a new place for processing...

Thanks, Huss. Tried a new place for processing and scanning a roll of Porta 160. The colors in the video look a lot like what I got from them.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-25-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,640
Posted By madNbad
Always insure the rewind crank is turning when...

Always insure the rewind crank is turning when you advance the film. The tulip is very easy to load but misses often happen. Drop the cartridge in, pull out just enough leader to fit in a slot,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-21-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 2,057
Posted By madNbad
This is a 35mm 3.5 Summaron with and a Leica...

This is a 35mm 3.5 Summaron with and a Leica adapter. The cut outs make a difference when using lenses with infinity locks:
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8760/29470543013_32e5c0bb10_z.jpg...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-19-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By madNbad
Another vote for the 35 1.8 DX! Borrowed one for...

Another vote for the 35 1.8 DX! Borrowed one for and afternoon to try out on my Df and was really impressed by how much it delivered for such a bargin price. Here's one from about six inches from...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-13-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By madNbad
Thanks, Erik. I had a smooth sided silver one...

Thanks, Erik. I had a smooth sided silver one marked in the same manner as your black one with the 5cm but no GmbH. They were in production for a long time so it is not surprising there were changes...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-13-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By madNbad
Why do some SOOBI have grooves and others are...

Why do some SOOBI have grooves and others are smooth? Was it a cosmetic design change or do the grooves make it easier to pull it out of the accessory shoe?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-03-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By madNbad
Since the meter was originaly developed for...

Since the meter was originaly developed for cinematography (Norwood Director) the slides make sense. It is an easy meter to use, even if it lacks many of the features of the digital meters.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-03-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By madNbad
Sekonic L398 Direct Reading Slides

Recently I bought a unused Sekonic L398A Studio Deluxe III and decided to add a direct reading slide kit. The kit cost about as much as I paid for the meter and thought it would be fun to try. When...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2018
Replies: 8,809
Views: 859,670
Posted By madNbad
For $50 USD, a never used, still in the box...

For $50 USD, a never used, still in the box Sekonic 398A. High Slide, Lumidisc and Lumigrid included. Strap still wraped in plastic, just missing the manual.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-30-2018
Replies: 121
Views: 4,619
Posted By madNbad
It has a much broader base of information than a...

It has a much broader base of information than a brand centric site like LUF. There is always an interesting thread that may have nothing to do with rangefinder cameras but show a deeper knowledge of...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-29-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,412
Posted By madNbad
From the description the camera is most likely a...

From the description the camera is most likely a Canonet QL17L (Luxury) made between 1969 to early 1971 when the GIII was introduced. It can be identified if it has the battery check button next to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-27-2018
Replies: 8,809
Views: 859,670
Posted By madNbad
Just arrived, a Hugo Studios sting ray leather...

Just arrived, a Hugo Studios sting ray leather cover for a Nikkormat FT2 project.
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-26-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,987
Posted By madNbad
Here in Portland, Oregon there are regular...

Here in Portland, Oregon there are regular dustups between a group of right leaning has beens, wanna be's and look at me's called the Proud Boys and the Rose City Antifa. The Proud Boys like to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-21-2018
Replies: 8,809
Views: 859,670
Posted By madNbad
Been looking at Nikkormats all week because one...

Been looking at Nikkormats all week because one of the techs at a local shop likes to paint both camera bodies and lenses. Stopped by today and they brought out two boxes of Nikkormats in various...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-14-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 548
Posted By madNbad
Recently, I bought a refurbished Nikon 5300 for...

Recently, I bought a refurbished Nikon 5300 for my wife to use. It came with the 18-55 zoom which, in limited use, seems to be a fair performer. Plus it's small and light. I was warned the stop...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-12-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By madNbad
Leica redesigned both the 28 2.8 ASPH and the 35...

Leica redesigned both the 28 2.8 ASPH and the 35 2.0 ASPH with a new hood similar to the Voigtlander design. Instead of the previous snap on hoods, there are threads around the outside of the lens...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-05-2018
Replies: 1,599
Views: 277,795
Posted By madNbad
Trying out a new lens, Zeiss 18 3.5 ZF2. 1941...

Trying out a new lens, Zeiss 18 3.5 ZF2. 1941 Chrysler Thunderbolt, Portland Art Museum "The Shape of Speed" exhibit.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1839/43870241481_7f01e9d879_b.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-31-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,020
Posted By madNbad
Would there be any reason to modify the tab to...

Would there be any reason to modify the tab to use the lens for video?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-19-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By madNbad
1/500th is the common top shutter speed for leaf...

1/500th is the common top shutter speed for leaf shutter lenses. Unlike focal plane, leaf shutters will flash sync at all speeds which is most likely why Sekonic used 1/500 as the maximum. The 308s...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-12-2018
Replies: 272
Views: 37,081
Posted By madNbad
Nikon started multi-coating lenses in 1972 and...

Nikon started multi-coating lenses in 1972 and began marking those lenses with a "C". If the Nikkor HC 50 2.0 has a knurled metal focusing ring, it was made between 1972 to 1974 and is a very nice...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-09-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By madNbad
Welcome to the forum! Enjoy your IIIf and have...

Welcome to the forum! Enjoy your IIIf and have fun.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-08-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 4,282
Posted By madNbad
Since I brought up the question and was pointed...

Since I brought up the question and was pointed in the right direction, decided to give this thread a bump.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-07-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By madNbad
The Nikkor 5cm 2.0 has returned from the shop....

The Nikkor 5cm 2.0 has returned from the shop. During it's absence, I was able to learn a few things. Most important was it is not recommended for use on the Df. When mounted it extends too far into...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-30-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By madNbad
Can’t answer about the removable back but the...

Can’t answer about the removable back but the grey adapter slides over the rewind crank to attach a flash or accessory finder.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-24-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 5,482
Posted By madNbad
It was done by Advance Camera Repair in Raleigh...

It was done by Advance Camera Repair in Raleigh Hills, OR. I'm not sure of the supplier they ordered it through but I can ask them and send you a PM within the next few days.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-24-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 5,482
Posted By madNbad
I had this screen installed shortly after buying...

I had this screen installed shortly after buying the camera. It helps with focusing manual lenses but mostly it cleaned up the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-23-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 5,482
Posted By madNbad
I have to agree with this. Having the Df as a...

I have to agree with this. Having the Df as a first DSLR after using only film for decades lends a touch of familiarity. Nikon took a gamble with making the Df useable with non-Ai lenses which...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-23-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 5,482
Posted By madNbad
The Df has the flip up lever to allow the use of...

The Df has the flip up lever to allow the use of unmodified non-Ai lenses. Why hasn't Nikon incorporated this feature in to more of their DSLRs?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-23-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By madNbad
You could try a focusing screen with a split...

You could try a focusing screen with a split image. The A,K,L and P screens have them. Currently, I’m using a “P” screen in my F. It has a 45 degree split.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-17-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By madNbad
Agree about the S 1.4. I've had several but...

Agree about the S 1.4. I've had several but always preferred the 2.0. When the lens returns from the cleaning and lubrication, I'll do a comparison test on both film and digital. I already know...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-16-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By madNbad
Nikkor S 5 cm 2.0 F mount

I recently acquired a Nikkor S 5cm 2.0 in F mount. The lens is from a late 1963 production run, just prior to the change to the six element H. The lens has the six blade aperture, is in good...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-11-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,197
Posted By madNbad
Once I disabled the auto submit, 1 Password will...

Once I disabled the auto submit, 1 Password will fill the username and password, I can check the Remember Me box and click log in. It hasn't been perfect, not showing I'm logged in or not logging in...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-11-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,197
Posted By madNbad
The software is designed to scramble any data...

The software is designed to scramble any data accessed without proper authorization. It's more likely to have your identity stolen by someone rooting through the recycling bin.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-11-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,197
Posted By madNbad
In the last few months I have had problems with...

In the last few months I have had problems with both logging in and staying logged in. I use Safari and have tried Firefox but experienced the same problems both times. Normally when logging in I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-17-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 566
Posted By madNbad
Looks like it has sold already.

Looks like it has sold already.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-17-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 566
Posted By madNbad
M2 on KEH site

Just to let you know, my M2 just came up on the KEH site. It had been to Youxin Ye for upgraded finder windows, the flash syncs replaced with PC style and recovered with gray griptac. The week...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-15-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 683
Posted By madNbad
http://www.paramountcords.com/

http://www.paramountcords.com/
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-19-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 16,146
Posted By madNbad
If you have to ask...

If you have to ask...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-13-2018
Replies: 219
Views: 50,814
Posted By madNbad
I found a Tarion grip on Amazon for forty usd. It...

I found a Tarion grip on Amazon for forty usd. It fits well and is grooved for Arca-Swiss.
Forum: RFF Polls 03-04-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 945
Posted By madNbad
M2 and 28 Elmarit, Accessory finder or No

Last year I cleared out a bunch of stuff and bought a 28 2.8 Elmarit ASPH and love the lens. Also, I sold my M6 TTL, deciding on the M2. The M2 is retuning from Don Goldberg this week with, in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,335
Posted By madNbad
The stainless steel insert came in 1970. Up till...

The stainless steel insert came in 1970. Up till then, the strap lugs were just brass and would wear out with the added weight of motor drives plus heavy lenses.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-25-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By madNbad
Nikon and Leica have the same contact point...

Nikon and Leica have the same contact point footprint so the SB-17 and SB-28 off camera cords will send the information from flashes like the SF-20 of SF-24d to the camera but I'm not sure if Nikons'...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-24-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 2,218
Posted By madNbad
Try it again, I fixed it.

Try it again, I fixed it.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-24-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 2,218
Posted By madNbad
Found this...

Found this list:http://www.taphilo.com/Photo/kodakfilmnumxref.shtml
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-20-2018
Replies: 105
Views: 7,072
Posted By madNbad
Look at post #83

Look at post #83
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-17-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,465
Posted By madNbad
OK, I'll just scoot closer to the monitor. The...

OK, I'll just scoot closer to the monitor. The expresion on his face has kind of a "Mona Lisa" smile, like feeling he needs to smile for the photograph but there is so much else going on in his life...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-17-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,465
Posted By madNbad
Chris, If it's possible, could you link it to a...

Chris,
If it's possible, could you link it to a larger image? There's a lot going on and I for one would iike a better look.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-14-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 816
Posted By madNbad
55mm Micro-Nikkor 2.8 Ai-S. A bit slower than...

55mm Micro-Nikkor 2.8 Ai-S. A bit slower than you’re looking for but it’s a great lens. I have used it on my Df for both macro work and general photography.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2018
Replies: 218
Views: 6,816
Posted By madNbad
When my father was alive he was an amateur radio...

When my father was alive he was an amateur radio operator. I asked him about the conversations he had with others like him all over the world. He said they talked about their equipment and...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-08-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 2,055
Posted By madNbad
A lot of folks loaded up on the Fuji pack film...

A lot of folks loaded up on the Fuji pack film before it was discontinued and the later models like the 450 with it's Zeiss rangefinder are still in demand. Many of the 110s' have been converted to...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-08-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 2,055
Posted By madNbad
Buy an ad and post them here.

Buy an ad and post them here.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 02-02-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,372
Posted By madNbad
When I had a IIIc, I loved it but they all need...

When I had a IIIc, I loved it but they all need service at this point. Often the cocking rack is stripped or the shutter is frozen. If you check out the Retina Rescue site there is a ton of...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-27-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,088
Posted By madNbad
The images look like they were copied. Also...

The images look like they were copied. Also there are better deals out there if you really want a Millennium.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-21-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,031
Posted By madNbad
Your Flickr image is set to private.

Your Flickr image is set to private.
Forum: Travel 01-18-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 2,887
Posted By madNbad
Do you want a view of the mountain: Nikon Df, 28...

Do you want a view of the mountain:
Nikon Df, 28 2.8 Ai-S
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4751/39736845712_4584c21def_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/23xpHPw)_MAD0033 (https://flic.kr/p/23xpHPw) by Michael...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-10-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,449
Posted By madNbad
The one I gave away had the instructions! After...

The one I gave away had the instructions! After fifty years of being in the box, the loading sticker fell apart.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-10-2018
Replies: 8,809
Views: 859,670
Posted By madNbad
A Hejnar Photo Arca-Swiss adapter for a Manfrotto...

A Hejnar Photo Arca-Swiss adapter for a Manfrotto MHXPRO-3W head. It replaces the Manfrotto quick release parts for the adapter...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,449
Posted By madNbad
I gave one away during the Holiday Exchange a...

I gave one away during the Holiday Exchange a couple of years ago. Get an extra spool, it’s faster and you’ll never have a mis-load.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-08-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,602
Posted By madNbad
I have to agree. You would have an advanced full...

I have to agree. You would have an advanced full frame digital camera with no crop factor and free of any sensor problems. Selling the collection you have should raise enough funds and simplify...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-05-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,010
Posted By madNbad
Everyone may have a suggestion but it’s your...

Everyone may have a suggestion but it’s your money, spend it on what you want.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-05-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,010
Posted By madNbad
Help out the Head Bartender and get a couple...

Help out the Head Bartender and get a couple Voigtlander lenses that are on sale ‘till midnight PST.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-03-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 2,821
Posted By madNbad
I've been dealing with KEH since 1979 and in many...

I've been dealing with KEH since 1979 and in many ways they're like Goodwill in the fact they take everything sent to them. Amongst the gems, which are fewer and fewer, there is a lot of camera...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,295
Posted By madNbad
Andy, A couple of years ago Dan (Pioneer) was...

Andy,
A couple of years ago Dan (Pioneer) was mentioning the changes in his eyesight. Since an early age my eyesight was about 20/400 or not being able to see past the end of my elbow without...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-30-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 685
Posted By madNbad
Is the shutter speed set to 1/50th (X)? Is the...

Is the shutter speed set to 1/50th (X)? Is the flash in TTL, Auto or Manual mode? With the M6 TTL having the flash set for TTL the lightning bolt should flash to indicate proper exposure.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-28-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,403
Posted By madNbad
Two Nikons seperated by 40...

Two Nikons seperated by 40 years:
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4593/24494288747_1c5392228c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DjtCFe)IMG_1505 (https://flic.kr/p/DjtCFe) by Michael DeLuca...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-28-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,975
Posted By madNbad
Problem solved! After a brief trip to the shop,...

Problem solved! After a brief trip to the shop, the prism is actually cammed into place and often when someone tries to remove it without fully releasing the latch it will misalign the cam and that...
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-24-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2,251
Posted By madNbad
Nicely done short course in meters, how to meter...

Nicely done short course in meters, how to meter and the results. Looking forward to more!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-23-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,975
Posted By madNbad
When the camera arrived it looks like someone...

When the camera arrived it looks like someone bought it and maybe used it a couple of times a year for a few years then put it away. There are none of the usual marks on the baseplate and I don't...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-23-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,975
Posted By madNbad
That's the lens I want!

That's the lens I want!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-23-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,975
Posted By madNbad
Thanks for the tip. Everything else I've tried...

Thanks for the tip. Everything else I've tried has yet to yield any improvement. Yesterday I tried moving the springs around and noticed marks that look like at some point someone had installed a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-22-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,975
Posted By madNbad
The later eyepiece moved from the original square...

The later eyepiece moved from the original square to the round which would accept accessories.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-22-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,975
Posted By madNbad
I can handle the leatherette, it’s the lifting...

I can handle the leatherette, it’s the lifting prism that’s annoying me. So far, I’ve tried moving the springs around and trying some adjustments to the springs themselves.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-22-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,975
Posted By madNbad
Question about Plain Prism Nikon F

Years ago I had Nikon Fs' and used them a lot. They all had either a Photomic finder or an Action finder but not one with a plain prism. A few weeks ago I came across this one on the auction site...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-01-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By madNbad
Statmark pen, fine point used for marking...

Statmark pen, fine point used for marking microscope slides and test tubes.
Forum: RFF News 11-30-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 6,797
Posted By madNbad
A "New Post" button or the ability to expand...

A "New Post" button or the ability to expand recent post. After LUF moved to the current layout, there are only a couple of specific places I look for new post. One of the best features of RFF is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-21-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 1,392
Posted By madNbad
Fat fingers, should be VPI.

Fat fingers, should be VPI.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-21-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 1,392
Posted By madNbad
Best guess is that’s an $8000 VIC turntable plus...

Best guess is that’s an $8000 VIC turntable plus and another three or four thousand for the custom tonearm and a few more bucks for the cartridge. Quite the record player! Wish all of your...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-21-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 1,392
Posted By madNbad
Take the RZ67! What better way to learn a new...

Take the RZ67! What better way to learn a new camera than on vacation?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-19-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 3,839
Posted By madNbad
After reading the entire post, you have a good...

After reading the entire post, you have a good tripod and will appreciate it. Enjoy those 6X7 negatives.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-18-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,642
Posted By madNbad
Try...

Try this:
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/8150691?start=0&tstart=0
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-13-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 2,966
Posted By madNbad
A bag of ten pinch type lens caps for ten USD. ...

A bag of ten pinch type lens caps for ten USD. Leave the expensive Leica ones at home.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-12-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 3,839
Posted By madNbad
Grab it from the bag and you're ready to shoot.

Grab it from the bag and you're ready to shoot.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-12-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 3,839
Posted By madNbad
What about a MD with a 12 or 15 Voigtlander?

What about a MD with a 12 or 15 Voigtlander?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-12-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 3,839
Posted By madNbad
35 Summicron

35 Summicron
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-19-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 900
Posted By madNbad
The V5 was my only M mount lens for a long time...

The V5 was my only M mount lens for a long time and is still my favorite. Try this link, the improvements from the previous version are small but Leica felt they were worthwhile. Hope this...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-19-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 900
Posted By madNbad
The newer version has a screw on lens hood the...

The newer version has a screw on lens hood the older version uses a snap on. There is a protective ring over the threads at the front of the lens, remove the ring and screw on the lens hood. It has...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-08-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 2,030
Posted By madNbad
The 398A uses a amorphous photo cell insted of...

The 398A uses a amorphous photo cell insted of the tradional selenium for a longer cell life and a bit better sensitivity. All models will last for years if stored properly. I had a L28C from 1970...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-06-2017
Replies: 219
Views: 50,814
Posted By madNbad
Could of posted in by the sea but an outing with...

Could of posted in by the sea but an outing with the Df a 28 2.8 Ai-S and a really cheap (like free) polarizer:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4457/36871641493_e3d68e5c13_z.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-27-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 1,572
Posted By madNbad
You would think with no power being drawn from...

You would think with no power being drawn from them they should last but for some reaon they don't. I have had lithium batteries stored unused for a year or two and they lasted just about the same...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-27-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 1,572
Posted By madNbad
I've used a lot of CR-2 batteries in flashlights...

I've used a lot of CR-2 batteries in flashlights over the years and found once they are put into use, expected life is about six months. You can store them unused for a long time but after they have...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-26-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,618
Posted By madNbad
OK, I was wrong. Do you change the ASA by using...

OK, I was wrong. Do you change the ASA by using the button by the name plate?
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