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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-26-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,533
Posted By Kat
Yes, the RF seems properly aligned and the image...

Yes, the RF seems properly aligned and the image in the VF merge at infinity. That's why I'm at a loss.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-07-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,533
Posted By Kat
Minolta HiMatic 9 focusing problem

My Himatic has been producing out of focus pics ever since I got it. I had the RF aligned by a repair man. At one point, the advanced lever got stuck, so I also had that fixed. It seems that at...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-07-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,992
Posted By Kat
Thanks, guys. Actually, I have another RC with a...

Thanks, guys. Actually, I have another RC with a working meter and that's the one I use. But someone wanted to take this one, and after a long deliberation I decided I didn't really need two, only...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-05-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,992
Posted By Kat
Hi, wow, I don't know why it never occurred to me...

Hi, wow, I don't know why it never occurred to me it might be the CDS cell...I'm not sure what dead means but definitely the needle is not moving at all on automatic mode. By "retaining ring" do you...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-05-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,992
Posted By Kat
Olympus RC light meter died

My Olympus RC had a working meter when I got it, but after keeping it on the shelf for a few months, I took it out and found it dead. I have opened the baseplate and looked at Rick Olsen's diagrams,...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 11-28-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 769
Posted By Kat
help

Some time early August, I bought a camera from a member who advertised through the classifieds. To date, it still has not arrived. We have communicated at first, and he apologized, explained, and...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 11-11-2007
Replies: 2,236
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 253,554
Posted By Kat
Has anyone talked to him and seen if he's all...

Has anyone talked to him and seen if he's all right? Still waiting at 3 months and no response to my last 2 emails in the past month or so...:(
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-07-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 682
Posted By Kat
An Olympus SP or Konica S2? If fixed lens is...

An Olympus SP or Konica S2? If fixed lens is okay. Minolta 7sII or Olympus RC or RD if size is an issue.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 10-05-2007
Replies: 2,236
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 253,554
Posted By Kat
Jan, Will, thanks, I'm just worried because it...

Jan, Will, thanks, I'm just worried because it has been quite a while and after he hasn't been responding recently to either pm or the email registered here. I'll send pm.
Forum: Yashica RF 09-18-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,426
Posted By Kat
I agree with the others. If you want size and...

I agree with the others. If you want size and manual control, the Minolta 7sII sounds like a dream (I can't find/afford one!) or an Olympus RC for a lot less (drawback: 2.8 lens-slower- and 1/15 is...
Forum: Olympus RF 09-15-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,818
Posted By Kat
I completely agree:D

I completely agree:D
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-10-2007
Replies: 2,236
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 253,554
Posted By Kat
Has anyone heard from Rich Silfver recently? I...

Has anyone heard from Rich Silfver recently? I bought an Oly SP from his 24-camera sale last month, but he seems to be having a rough time and unable to send it yet.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-03-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,785
Posted By Kat
I agree with the previous two comments.:) well...

I agree with the previous two comments.:) well done.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 08-27-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 2,130
Posted By Kat
Wow, nice results! The camera is fully automatic...

Wow, nice results! The camera is fully automatic exposure?
Forum: Yashica RF 08-11-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 813
Posted By Kat
Yeah, the price isn't bad, but of course there...

Yeah, the price isn't bad, but of course there are much cheaper DIY alternatives. It's just that this is one of the prettier adaptors I've seen (I like the idea to use the see-through tubing). ...
Forum: Yashica RF 08-11-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 813
Posted By Kat
battery adaptors on ebay

I hope I'm not infringing on anybody's ebay business, but I'm just curious, anyone have an idea what the silver/metal thing used on bottom of the adaptor to connect battery to the contacts...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-04-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 971
Posted By Kat
I think a lot of people still see the gear, not...

I think a lot of people still see the gear, not the photographer, as the one taking the photographs. So they think the newest, "superior" gear will give the best results.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 07-31-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,748
Posted By Kat
The Chaika 2 is a little bit cuter, hehe!

The Chaika 2 is a little bit cuter, hehe!
Forum: Olympus RF 07-25-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,742
Posted By Kat
I've also used my RC in bright direct sunlight...

I've also used my RC in bright direct sunlight with no problems. I never used a hood on it.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 07-03-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 4,601
Posted By Kat
As long as you have a working meter, the lack of...

As long as you have a working meter, the lack of manual override may not be as big an issue as one might think, since you'll be able to compensate through the ASA dial. The problem would just be...
Forum: Yashica RF 06-30-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,016
Posted By Kat
Very sharp! Love the cat.:)

Very sharp! Love the cat.:)
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 06-21-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 2,292
Posted By Kat
DeeCee, I'm actually not sure...But I figured it...

DeeCee, I'm actually not sure...But I figured it was the barrel when it moved along every time I changed the apperture, and that sensor for the meter in the front of the lens also turns around. Will...
Forum: Olympus RF 06-13-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,703
Posted By Kat
not stupid. My RC had a dented filter ring, but...

not stupid. My RC had a dented filter ring, but it delivered very nicely. Couldn't stand that dent, though, so I bought another, then another. Now I've got 3.:)
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 06-09-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 2,292
Posted By Kat
Will do, appreciate it a lot, Dave!:)

Will do, appreciate it a lot, Dave!:)
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 06-09-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 5,866
Posted By Kat
Konica AA-35? I see it on ebay, but not so...

Konica AA-35? I see it on ebay, but not so often. Fully automatic with built in flash, right?
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 06-08-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 2,292
Posted By Kat
Trius, Thanks! Greyhoundman, I never imagined...

Trius, Thanks!

Greyhoundman, I never imagined something like this could happen:eek: ...if I had, I would never have laid a hand on that filter and just sent off the whole camera to a repair guy...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 06-08-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 2,292
Posted By Kat
greyhoundman--yikes! darn that filter that...

greyhoundman--yikes! darn that filter that started all this. About the self-timer, it wasn't working (wouldn't move) when I first got the camera, now that all this happened, it does. If I had...
Forum: Olympus RF 06-08-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,567
Posted By Kat
A low light camera, the Olympus RC is not, IMO.

A low light camera, the Olympus RC is not, IMO.
Forum: Yashica RF 06-06-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,425
Posted By Kat
I looked through my 3 Oly RCs and sole GSN, the...

I looked through my 3 Oly RCs and sole GSN, the yellow diamond in the GSN appears more clearly to me than the squares of the Oly. I think it's coz the VF of the GSN darkens the scene to create more...
Forum: Olympus RF 06-06-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,429
Posted By Kat
Owen, is the little square in front for the RF...

Owen, is the little square in front for the RF clean? I found that even cleaning it and the VF externally can help a lot.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 06-06-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 2,292
Posted By Kat
Thanks, guys, I'll work on that filter and...

Thanks, guys, I'll work on that filter and hopefully be able to get it off to get to the black barrel. The barrel twists only between 9 o'clock to 3 o'clock, far as I can tell.

Thank you so much...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 06-06-2007
Replies: 76
Views: 11,318
Posted By Kat
Ditto on the RC. Who can resist that little...

Ditto on the RC. Who can resist that little shutter speed dial on the top plate?

That red Konica is darn cute, too, though.:)
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 06-06-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 2,292
Posted By Kat
Konica S2

I just received a Konica S2 from the 'bay. The description said the barrel had a dent, but from what I can see, the dents are on the skylight filter in front of the lens. My problem is, I can't...
Forum: Yashica RF 05-31-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,425
Posted By Kat
Yes, the GSN is great for low light.

Yes, the GSN is great for low light.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 05-28-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 3,656
Posted By Kat
If anybody's got an extra 7sii with a mechanical...

If anybody's got an extra 7sii with a mechanical problem but working meter that I can afford, I might be interested...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 05-16-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 3,509
Posted By Kat
Thanks. I'm a little confused between flare and...

Thanks. I'm a little confused between flare and light leaks myself, but since I get light streaks in the same areas in the photos, I figure it's the latter. The lens of this baby aren't half-bad. ...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 05-13-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 3,509
Posted By Kat
Sorry, I haven't used a lens shade. My problem...

Sorry, I haven't used a lens shade. My problem is more on light leaks, which I haven't been able to solve (worsened when I tried putting seals). Perhaps I'll just tape it next time. I use the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-10-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 1,720
Posted By Kat
Frank gave me a nice site...

Frank gave me a nice site here:
http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39724
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-10-2007
Replies: 56
Views: 4,895
Posted By Kat
Hmm, this seems to be the same problem with my...

Hmm, this seems to be the same problem with my Canonet. Meter reads fine compared to other camera meters. However, in Auto, when it reads 1.7, apperture in reality won't fully open as it would in...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 05-10-2007
Replies: 53
Views: 7,746
Posted By Kat
I've been waiting for an Oly SP on ebay, but with...

I've been waiting for an Oly SP on ebay, but with my limited budget and occasional inattention of auctions, so far I haven't been able to pick one up. I do like very much its performance from what I...
Forum: Olympus RF 05-02-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 2,386
Posted By Kat
Bokeh doesn't look bad to...

Bokeh doesn't look bad to me.

http://nicojj.multiply.com/photos/photo/8/7.jpg
Forum: Olympus RF 04-28-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 2,386
Posted By Kat
I love mine! It's my favorite. It may not be...

I love mine! It's my favorite. It may not be the most solid or sophisticated, not the sharpest or fastest, but the overall features are hard to beat for the size and price. The lens are really...
Forum: Argus RF 04-20-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 9,353
Posted By Kat
Thanks, Steve, that's more detail than I...

Thanks, Steve, that's more detail than I expected. The 2cm depth difference sounds pretty good, now I'm thinking about a C4 again...:)
Forum: Argus RF 04-17-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 9,353
Posted By Kat
I've always thought of getting one of these, too,...

I've always thought of getting one of these, too, though I didn't want one bad enough to actually buy one yet. Recently, however, I got to handle someone's C3, and it was just too thick for my...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-17-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 6,134
Posted By Kat
Thanks a bunch, Frank! I put two batteries in...

Thanks a bunch, Frank! I put two batteries in and though it came to life, it didn't technically work at first. However, I tried again today, and viola! The shutter finally clicked, it did its...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-15-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 6,134
Posted By Kat
found a canon AF

We're house cleaning, and my mom just found a Canon AF35 ML among our stuff. Does anybody know anything about it, perhaps a manual? It's already automated and got fancy switches and stuff that I...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-06-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 3,687
Posted By Kat
There's also the Russian Blik shoe mount RF.:)

There's also the Russian Blik shoe mount RF.:)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-03-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 3,352
Posted By Kat
If an RF is your only criteria, I think the...

If an RF is your only criteria, I think the others are right, the Oly XA would probably be the smallest.

If you want an RF with full manual override, that would probably be the Oly RC. Might be the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-03-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 1,552
Posted By Kat
Me, I like batteries, LOL! I rely on Auto a lot...

Me, I like batteries, LOL! I rely on Auto a lot of the time when I shoot--and even during the times I prefer to manually manipulate the speeds/apperture, I use the Auto readings to guide me. ...
Forum: Yashica RF 04-02-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 2,250
Posted By Kat
My eyes might be fooling me, but I agree with...

My eyes might be fooling me, but I agree with Henry's observation, I find the Oly SP the best, through followed by the Yashicas.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 03-30-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 4,814
Posted By Kat
Hi, welcome to RFF. The folks here might still...

Hi, welcome to RFF. The folks here might still convert you to RFs.:D
You link doesn't seem to be working.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 03-30-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 2,419
Posted By Kat
I just tried it, works like a charm! Thanks a...

I just tried it, works like a charm! Thanks a bunch! I would never have figured that out on my own, I guess I'm more technologically-challenged than I thought.:o

I use both "home" and...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-30-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,428
Posted By Kat
Thanks, Trius! That's a pretty good performance...

Thanks, Trius! That's a pretty good performance out of your auto-up. Hmmm...I'll give it some thought, I can't think of really needing one and my C35 has a meter problem so I'm still trying to pick...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 03-30-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 2,419
Posted By Kat
scanning half frames

How do you guys scan your half-frame negs? I'm using an Epson 4490, with the software that comes with it. It automatically pairs up two images at a time. I'm wondering if there's any way I can...
Forum: Off Topic 03-29-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By Kat
At least now they're putting more room for higher...

At least now they're putting more room for higher ISOs, though the ISO800 of my Canon A710IS is hardly usable. Maybe, for available light photography, higher ISO has become the easier way to go than...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-29-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,428
Posted By Kat
Thanks, zuiko! Bill, I don't think the prices go...

Thanks, zuiko!

Bill, I don't think the prices go crazy-high for the black ones like they do with canonets, etc. You should be able to see the prices of the recent auctions in ebay.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-28-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,428
Posted By Kat
auxiliary lenses Konica C35

Hi, does anybody have these auxiliary lenses? What do they look like? Are they any good?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-25-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 821
Posted By Kat
Ah, this thread came a month too late for me. I...

Ah, this thread came a month too late for me. I purchased from him last February, couldn't find anything about him here so I just took the "risk," my first official ebay transaction (previous...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-17-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 653
Posted By Kat
Thanks, Dave, I'll take the camera back to him...

Thanks, Dave, I'll take the camera back to him and have him check that part out.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-17-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,630
Posted By Kat
Have you tried unscrewing that screw in the...

Have you tried unscrewing that screw in the back/film chamber? My C35 has a little screw underneath it.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-15-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,078
Posted By Kat
Yep, I made do but I like my tools as they are...

Yep, I made do but I like my tools as they are meant to be. I tend to slip, etc. with DIY/modified tools and gave my cams about a million scratches as well as cut myself in the process. I was...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-15-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 2,383
Posted By Kat
That's a very nice deal for a sure working Oly.:)

That's a very nice deal for a sure working Oly.:)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-15-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,078
Posted By Kat
Guys, I'm thinking again of finally getting a...

Guys, I'm thinking again of finally getting a spanner from Micro tools. I'd like something for overall use (opening front element and top cover), but would like to also keep budget below $50. Which...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-14-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,841
Posted By Kat
I don't know about photographic star trails, but...

I don't know about photographic star trails, but if I'm not mistaken, the Yashica GSN goes for as long as 30 seconds on apperture priority.:)
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 03-14-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 3,509
Posted By Kat
thanks, clint, I guess we both have to go out and...

thanks, clint, I guess we both have to go out and shoot some more with this little wonder.:) I'm starting on my second roll, hehehe!
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 03-12-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 3,509
Posted By Kat
Not bad, that little girl is really cute! Lots...

Not bad, that little girl is really cute! Lots of potential in the pics if the focus had been spot on...

Oh yes, I have been a victim of flare and a light leak. I'm still thinking of repainting...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 03-12-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 3,509
Posted By Kat
clintock, you're a lifesaver! I just opened up...

clintock, you're a lifesaver! I just opened up my VF and now it's 5-10X better! I can even see the framelines in less than bright light with my glasses on. Thank you, thank you!

On a sidenote,...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-12-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 653
Posted By Kat
battery check for QL17GIII

I bought a QL17 GIII a while back. It came with an alkaline 625 battery which lit up the battery test light when I pressed the button. I sent the camera in to a repair person to have the lens and...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-10-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,164
Posted By Kat
I use the 1.4v zinc air hearing aid batteries for...

I use the 1.4v zinc air hearing aid batteries for all my RFs except the Yashica, it works very well. The only inconvenience is that I have to either live with the short battery life, or keep...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 03-10-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 3,509
Posted By Kat
Yipee, everything seems ok now. Trying it out...

Yipee, everything seems ok now. Trying it out with a roll of 12 exposure film.

Just one more question: does anybody know if the VF of the Agat can be opened? Mine has a lot of dirt inside, it's a...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-09-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 2,383
Posted By Kat
I bought one thinking of treating it like a...

I bought one thinking of treating it like a "spare" camera, but after I got it and saw what it can do, it quickly became a favorite. The VF system feels a little crude, but the camera is cute, the...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 03-08-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 3,509
Posted By Kat
clint, you were right, apparently this camera's...

clint, you were right, apparently this camera's shutter and advance can't be "dry tested", as it is the turning of the teeth by the movement of the film, not the advance wheel, that will tell the...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 03-07-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 3,509
Posted By Kat
Agat 18k problem

My Agat 18k finally arrived. The advance wheel seems a little tight, and the indicator seems to be quite stiff and hard to move between the red and white dots. Is this normal, or am I doing...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-04-2007
Replies: 53
Views: 2,662
Posted By Kat
Wow! Congratulations!:)

Wow! Congratulations!:)
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 03-01-2007
Replies: 66
Views: 8,342
Posted By Kat
Aww, too bad...They do say the problem with these...

Aww, too bad...They do say the problem with these half frame babies is that they take so long to finish a roll, hehehe!
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 02-28-2007
Replies: 66
Views: 8,342
Posted By Kat
Wowee! Would love to see shots from this one,...

Wowee! Would love to see shots from this one, I'm still thinking about getting one, for now I'm waiting for my Agat 18k to arrive.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 02-28-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 2,664
Posted By Kat
I'd also like to ask, does anyone have parts for...

I'd also like to ask, does anyone have parts for sale? I'm looking for a battery cover in decent shape, and a black film rewind system. There is something wrong with my s3's rewind, the fork is...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-25-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 945
Posted By Kat
Thanks for the tip!!! I had no idea. Funny, I...

Thanks for the tip!!! I had no idea. Funny, I just ran into a QL17GIII in a used camera place today (it's quite rare to find any RF in our area), and since it seemed like in decent shape I grabbed...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-24-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 945
Posted By Kat
would have jumped on a "new" QL17 if I had the...

would have jumped on a "new" QL17 if I had the chance, but the GIIIs are just easier to find, I think. Also, sometimes I have a hard time telling if the pic in ebay is the old or new QL17 (for the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-21-2007
Replies: 71
Views: 5,058
Posted By Kat
I think you can hand-hold the RF at slower speeds...

I think you can hand-hold the RF at slower speeds than the SLR, so that might help make up for slightly slower lens. Me, I like small. My favorite camera to date is still the Olympus RC, despite...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-18-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,223
Posted By Kat
I considered this before, but I got the...

I considered this before, but I got the impression (could be wrong) it's selenium cell and purely automatic, so when the meter dies you're doomed...Have you considered a Chaika or Agat 18?
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 02-14-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,828
Posted By Kat
If you're looking for small, the HiMatics...

If you're looking for small, the HiMatics wouldn't cut it, I think...Even the Canonet is a little bigger than the other compacts. I'd go with an Olympus RC (full manual override but only f/2.8) or...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 02-14-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 2,664
Posted By Kat
Isn't the RF adjustment in the screw under...

Isn't the RF adjustment in the screw under another screw in the back of the camera? I lost a screw in the top plate of my C35 as well, it's somewhere inside I would guess but never found it since.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 02-12-2007
Replies: 47
Views: 7,564
Posted By Kat
LOL!:D I never did like the name, but my folks...

LOL!:D I never did like the name, but my folks didn't give me a second one, so I'm stuck with it.

The subclub said it is:
http://www.subclub.org/shop/mmz.htm

This ebay auction seems to say it's...
Forum: Yashica RF 02-12-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 2,381
Posted By Kat
Ah, this thread got resurrected:o This isn't...

Ah, this thread got resurrected:o This isn't nice of me, but I'm glad I'm not the only one!:D
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-11-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By Kat
I do it all the time, esp when I'm testing new...

I do it all the time, esp when I'm testing new purchases, I can shoot one roll of film through 3-5 cameras. I often end up rewinding too much, so I bought a film picker from ebay, I chose the...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 02-10-2007
Replies: 47
Views: 7,564
Posted By Kat
Hehe, thanks for the tip, I made a point of...

Hehe, thanks for the tip, I made a point of asking the seller if the spool came with it (I also wanted a lens cap and strap). This is my first ebay buy using my account (used to borrow my sis' coz...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 02-10-2007
Replies: 47
Views: 7,564
Posted By Kat
Cale, John, thank you for the encouragement. I...

Cale, John, thank you for the encouragement. I just bought an Agat 18K (yay!) but will keep looking for that elusive Dial 35...This way I have assauged some of the GAS and won't be testing my EQ on...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 02-09-2007
Replies: 47
Views: 7,564
Posted By Kat
Those cameras are beautiful, but I'm wishing for...

Those cameras are beautiful, but I'm wishing for something small and light.

Wilkens, I love the colors on the first two photos. The Dial 35 is really my first choice, both for features and looks,...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 02-08-2007
Replies: 47
Views: 7,564
Posted By Kat
:D LOL, no rush! Wow, not bad, not bad at all. ...

:D LOL, no rush!

Wow, not bad, not bad at all. Looks like a lot of details, esp with the hair and the bowl with kibbles. (not to mention, cute pussycat!):)
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 02-07-2007
Replies: 47
Views: 7,564
Posted By Kat
We'd love to see samples!:)

We'd love to see samples!:)
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-06-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 2,827
Posted By Kat
I'm in the same boat. I've also been wanting a...

I'm in the same boat. I've also been wanting a half frame, so I thought I'd hit two birds with one stone. Leaning towards an FSU half-frame, I still haven't fully decided between a Chaika II and an...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 02-05-2007
Replies: 47
Views: 7,564
Posted By Kat
Ahhhh, so that's what it's for. Thanks, John!

Ahhhh, so that's what it's for. Thanks, John!
Forum: Other RF 02-04-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 5,737
Posted By Kat
NickTrop, I had a similar experience, I bought an...

NickTrop, I had a similar experience, I bought an S3 that had been well-described b the seller as fully working, etc. for the Buy Now price, which was $65 without shipping. The camera I got seems...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-04-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 807
Posted By Kat
I sometimes forget to bring a battery, hehe!

I sometimes forget to bring a battery, hehe!
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 01-28-2007
Replies: 47
Views: 7,564
Posted By Kat
Darn, I almost nabbed a like-new (acc to seller)...

Darn, I almost nabbed a like-new (acc to seller) Dial 35 on the 'bay, someone sniped me at the last few seconds! My connection was too slow for me to bid again before the auction ended. Looks like...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 01-27-2007
Replies: 47
Views: 7,564
Posted By Kat
Wow, thanks for all the suggestions. Thank you...

Wow, thanks for all the suggestions. Thank you for the link, wam, I remember you were looking for the yashica half 14, but it's rare and pricey, right? I can't justify high costs, I'm really...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 01-25-2007
Replies: 47
Views: 7,564
Posted By Kat
half frame suggestions

Hi, I've been thinking of getting a half-frame for a long time, but couldn't decide on a model. I looked at the Canon Dial 35 and Demi EE17, but so far haven't had much luck on the 'bay. For some...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 01-25-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 2,316
Posted By Kat
hi, you can try a search for "ricoh 500g", I...

hi, you can try a search for "ricoh 500g", I think they'll come up. Good luck!:)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-24-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 2,163
Posted By Kat
For me, it's the mechanical camera...

For me, it's the mechanical camera...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 01-24-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 2,316
Posted By Kat
I don't have one, but I saw some sample pics from...

I don't have one, but I saw some sample pics from it in previous threads, the results look nice.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 01-22-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 5,223
Posted By Kat
I'm sooo jealous! This is my "someday" camera...

I'm sooo jealous! This is my "someday" camera (small with full manual override and fast lens) the acquisition of which I'm SURE will just end my GAS...(riiight!):D
Forum: Yashica RF 01-21-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 2,757
Posted By Kat
They're right, the size difference between the...

They're right, the size difference between the two is huge. The GSN is big and heavy. There have been many threads on pocket camera options, some zone focus. The XA is the smallest RF, I think,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-18-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 5,016
Posted By Kat
Hi, is ruscamera.net store yours?

Hi, is ruscamera.net store yours?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-10-2007
Replies: 78
Views: 3,251
Posted By Kat
I don't have either (spouse or significant...

I don't have either (spouse or significant other). But the most "significant" people in my life, my dogs and cat, don't care squat how many cameras I buy so long as there's enough time and money...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 01-08-2007
Replies: 53
Views: 7,014
Posted By Kat
Aside from camera quest's site, I also look here...

Aside from camera quest's site, I also look here for reviews on many RFs, including the ones the others suggested,...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-07-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 2,142
Posted By Kat
Personally, I'd go for the A-series instead. I...

Personally, I'd go for the A-series instead. I got the A710IS for the smaller size, 6x zoom and IS, but the A630 does have that swivel LCD.:)
Forum: Other RF 12-20-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 902
Posted By Kat
If I'm not mistaken, the 7sII has a high premium...

If I'm not mistaken, the 7sII has a high premium for its compact size and cosmetic appearance. Although I don't think they usually go at 150USD, maybe nearer around $80-100.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-17-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 16,428
Posted By Kat
http://www.kyphoto.com/classics/instructionmanuals...

http://www.kyphoto.com/classics/instructionmanuals.html

http://www.butkus.org/chinon/
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-17-2006
Replies: 156
Views: 6,464
Posted By Kat
A little OT, but just curious - how do you guys...

A little OT, but just curious - how do you guys rate 160 films if the camera only has ISO 100 and 200?
Forum: Other RF 12-11-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 902
Posted By Kat
When something new arrives, I do the ff.: -put...

When something new arrives, I do the ff.:

-put in a battery, test the meter to see if the needle, etc. moves and is accurate
-move around all the things that can--shutter button, advnce lever,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-29-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By Kat
What if two negs or more are stuck together? ...

What if two negs or more are stuck together? What's the best way to unstick them without ruining their glossy coating?

And if I forced them apart, is there any way to salvage them, or are they...
Forum: Other RF 11-23-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,587
Posted By Kat
Cale Arthur, where did you pick up your Dial...

Cale Arthur, where did you pick up your Dial 35's? I had been looking in ebay, but most are of unknown condition.
Forum: Yashica RF 11-23-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 6,060
Posted By Kat
Yep. I was lusting after it for a while, but...

Yep. I was lusting after it for a while, but gave up because I didn't even want to deal with the Electro 35's size and weight.

Check out matt denton's site and karen's (can't remember the surname...
Forum: Other RF 11-21-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 2,417
Posted By Kat
I have the same dilemma. Don't forget the...

I have the same dilemma. Don't forget the Vivitar ES and Revue 400ES. So far I've been able to pick up the Vivitar and Konica from ebay at decent prices (65-75 shipped). I'm testing the Viv, the...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-21-2006
Replies: 34
Views: 2,493
Posted By Kat
Like the others here, I rarely get prints. My...

Like the others here, I rarely get prints. My main cost in this hobby is just film and developing, and I usually buy el cheapo film, the type you can get around $1 per roll. Fuji Superia isn't that...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-20-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By Kat
Thanks. He sent me his PDF, but I don't see any...

Thanks. He sent me his PDF, but I don't see any mention of the appropriate thickness for the foam. Perhaps because the instructions appear to be designed for pre-sorted and cut foam strips?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-20-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By Kat
resealing ql17gIII

Hi, does anyone know the thickness and dimensions for the film door and latch seals for the ql17? I have Jon Goodman's kit, but I'm not sure which one foam to use. Also, is it all right to put foam...
Forum: Yashica RF 11-16-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,363
Posted By Kat
Hey, wamjam, seeing as you are located in the...

Hey, wamjam, seeing as you are located in the same country, perhaps you can play with my GSN some time...I have to check the seals and test it first, though. It's apperture priority only but a good...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-14-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 919
Posted By Kat
Thanks, dmr!:) I'll look for it.

Thanks, dmr!:) I'll look for it.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-14-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 889
Posted By Kat
If I'm not mistaken, lenses/cameras should not be...

If I'm not mistaken, lenses/cameras should not be stored in their ER cases, etc., as these may retain moisture. I think some people store their gear in dryboxes (store-purchased or DIY with silica...
Forum: Yashica RF 11-14-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 1,413
Posted By Kat
That is one sweet GSN!:cool:

That is one sweet GSN!:cool:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-13-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,127
Posted By Kat
Me, too. So far, anyway. I buy spare lens...

Me, too. So far, anyway.

I buy spare lens caps from http://www.camerafilters.com/. The plastic ones are inexpensive, and their shipping is flat rate.
Forum: Other RF 11-12-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By Kat
Thanks. It sounds like a lot of trouble with the...

Thanks. It sounds like a lot of trouble with the risk of life and limb! Definitely not a DIY project for me.:o
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-12-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 919
Posted By Kat
Thanks for all the suggestions. I was able to...

Thanks for all the suggestions. I was able to open up the front elements to work on a stuck shutter of my Minolta HiMatics, and the top plate of my Konica C35, but at the expense of scratching metal...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-11-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 919
Posted By Kat
got my ql17g3 but with problems

After a long wait, my Canon QL17 GIII has finally arrived. However, it was an impulse buy and I did not get any information about the camera (ebay description was vague). My camera came with...
Forum: Other RF 11-11-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By Kat
flashes repair?

What do you guys do with non-working flashes? Can they still be fixed?

I have three that do turn "on" and whine, but one flashes only when using the button on the flash itself, but not when the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-01-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,095
Posted By Kat
I've always been curious about the place, is it...

I've always been curious about the place, is it expensive there? (e.g. europe-expensive)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-30-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,057
Posted By Kat
What's a fair price in the US? I also had a hard...

What's a fair price in the US? I also had a hard time finding them here in my country, I went over to radioshack's site, but they were going for over $3 each. SR44.com had them cheaper, but I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-24-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 1,642
Posted By Kat
How about "Just needs a little...

How about "Just needs a little cleaning"...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-17-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 753
Posted By Kat
Yeah, I remember there were some old ones and a...

Yeah, I remember there were some old ones and a new one. I'm just getting paranoid, I picked up a Vivitar a while back from ebay and am still waiting for it. I chose it because of all the raves it...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-16-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 753
Posted By Kat
compact clones question

I understand the Minolta 7sII, Konica S3, Vivitar ES and Revue 400SE are all good performers with slight variations as to features, but since I can't afford to buy all to try them out, has anyone...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-15-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 960
Posted By Kat
a little OT

Urghhh! Same for me, I bid on a 28mm super takumar screw mount lens, lost it by 50 cents. Auction had ended around 5am my time, so wasn't able to bid last minute.:eek:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-12-2006
Replies: 35
Views: 14,676
Posted By Kat
I do it a lot, too, ever since the folks over...

I do it a lot, too, ever since the folks over here taught me how a while back. Occasionally, I do end up over-rewinding, I'm getting a film picker to help with that. Also, had occasional...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-10-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,318
Posted By Kat
I bought one a while back, but still waiting for...

I bought one a while back, but still waiting for the camera to make its way to my part of the world. I hope the lens in mine can give me results as sweet as yours.:)
Forum: Other RF 09-14-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By Kat
Yeah, I suspect the wiring, because no matter how...

Yeah, I suspect the wiring, because no matter how bright the meter needle does not go past f/8. I might have someone look at it, see if it can still be fixed. Regardless, I'm amazed to see what...
Forum: Other RF 09-14-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By Kat
Wow, very nice shot. I got the c35 automatic as...

Wow, very nice shot. I got the c35 automatic as well, but I'm still fiddling around with the focus, RF was misaligned when I got it and even after I thought I realigned it, shots were still out of...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-14-2006
Replies: 34
Views: 2,916
Posted By Kat
Stupid question--is the VC different from the UC?

Stupid question--is the VC different from the UC?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-04-2006
Replies: 98
Views: 3,768
Posted By Kat
Frankly, the initial reason I got into RFs was...

Frankly, the initial reason I got into RFs was because I wanted to get into manual controls and more "serious" photography but could not afford DSLRs. There, I said it. Hopefully no one is offended...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-31-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,043
Posted By Kat
Love it, thanks for sharing!:D

Love it, thanks for sharing!:D
Forum: Other RF 08-30-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 592
Posted By Kat
Ah, thanks, Colyn! I had a repair guy take a...

Ah, thanks, Colyn! I had a repair guy take a look at the dropped camera and he declared it dead, although we don't have repair folks here (locally, I mean) as good as some of the guys here in RFF...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-30-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 2,283
Posted By Kat
I have the himatic 9 and I'm impressed by the...

I have the himatic 9 and I'm impressed by the lenses.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-29-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By Kat
Wow, thanks, everyone! All your suggestions and...

Wow, thanks, everyone! All your suggestions and the links are really helpful for someone like me who knows next to nothing about photoshop.:)
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-28-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By Kat
editing out scratches and dust

My Epson 4490 works well when I use the ICE, but occasionally there are stubborn scratches and dust that still are not removed. Does anyone know the easiest way to get them out of the pic? I only...
Forum: Other RF 08-28-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,093
Posted By Kat
You'll love the results.:) It's my favorite RF,...

You'll love the results.:) It's my favorite RF, despite its limitations. The advance lever is sweet!
Forum: Other RF 08-28-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 592
Posted By Kat
whats wrong with my minolta himatic 9?

I have a Himatic 9 whose shutter was stuck and RF misaligned when I got it. After having both fixed, I tested it out, and my pictures were all out of focus except for 1. I took it back to the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-22-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 890
Posted By Kat
Darn, I also got mine for over $160 plus CA tax,...

Darn, I also got mine for over $160 plus CA tax, inclusive of rebate.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-22-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,018
Posted By Kat
I vote for the Minolta, as well. I have the...

I vote for the Minolta, as well. I have the older brother, Himatic 9, and the glass is excellent, very sharp. Though I think you can pick one up for cheaper in ebay even with international shipping.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-20-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,462
Posted By Kat
For the bigger RFs, the following are popular,...

For the bigger RFs, the following are popular, inexpensive and come highly recommended:

Yashica 35 Electro GS series
Minolta HiMatic 9
Konica S2
Yashica Lynx 14/14e (fast 1.4 lens, but also prone to...
Forum: Yashica RF 08-13-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 833
Posted By Kat
I agree with the rest. Besides, you already did...

I agree with the rest. Besides, you already did the hard part--cleaning up the old seals:)
Forum: Off Topic 08-09-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 1,433
Posted By Kat
LOL! You guys are hilarious:D Thanks for all the...

LOL! You guys are hilarious:D Thanks for all the suggestions, they have certainly opened my mind to new ways to put those canisters into good use!:cool:
Forum: Off Topic 08-07-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 1,433
Posted By Kat
film canisters

What do you guys do with your film canisters? I'm starting to accumulate a number, but I'd hate to throw them out considering that they're plastic and I'd like to be environment-friendly. Sometimes...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-04-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,605
Posted By Kat
What, no RD?:D j/k

What, no RD?:D j/k
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-03-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By Kat
A few more...

A few more...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-03-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By Kat
I haven't developed my film yet, so only got...

I haven't developed my film yet, so only got digital pics, but here goes...:)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-30-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By Kat
Hi, I just got back from Australia. Thanks to...

Hi, I just got back from Australia. Thanks to everyone who gave tips and suggestions. I wasn't able to drop by specialty photography/camera shops, but the country was beautiful. Sydney has lots...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-19-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 1,055
Posted By Kat
I agree, I like Fuji Superia compared to other...

I agree, I like Fuji Superia compared to other "branded" films. Though if I'm not taking pics of anything important or for test rolls, I do like a cheap film we have here in the Philippines, box...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-19-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By Kat
LOL! For someone from a purely tropical country,...

LOL! For someone from a purely tropical country, any place below 25 degrees is cold! Last I was somewhere else cold was fall in Japan, where I was all bundled up in layers of clothing while the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-18-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By Kat
Thanks, guys. I'll bring half of each, then,...

Thanks, guys. I'll bring half of each, then, hopefully I will have room to take both RFs so I can load one each and just give up B&W. Do you ever have problems with the cold and digital cameras? I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-18-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By Kat
Semi-OT: anyone from Australia?

Umm, so this will be one of those going-on-a-trip-what-will-I-take kind of post.

I'll be off to Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast next week. I've never experienced a winter in my life, so I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-17-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 1,645
Posted By Kat
Oh no! I can just imagine the horror. How about...

Oh no! I can just imagine the horror. How about a "remembering" of the photos she had taken in her time?:) I just picked up one of my own, I have been alternating between sheer joy and buyer's...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-12-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 925
Posted By Kat
Sigh! Maybe I should just throw it out and start...

Sigh! Maybe I should just throw it out and start anew as earlier suggested, then. The price of the film is less than what I'd be spending for developing. Thanks for the warning. A little OT...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-11-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 925
Posted By Kat
Thanks, guys. The roll and my next pics aren't...

Thanks, guys. The roll and my next pics aren't that important to me (sort of just a test roll with el cheapo film), so I have nothing to lose by finishing it.



LOL, seeing the results should...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-10-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 925
Posted By Kat
Ah! I haven't shot anything at 100 yet, so I'll...

Ah! I haven't shot anything at 100 yet, so I'll just proceed with my "mistake" and have the lab do as you guys suggested. Thank you, you folks are lifesavers.:) Whew!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-10-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 925
Posted By Kat
shot at the wrong speed

Just a little help! I loaded an ISO 100 black and white (traditional) film in my camera. Unfortunately, I didn't notice until now, at my 20+ shot, that my ISO was set at 400. I don't do my own...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-10-2006
Replies: 44
Views: 9,293
Posted By Kat
Coz they can't be used with my Fujica ST705 with...

Coz they can't be used with my Fujica ST705 with the two pins (as Kim mentioned, they'll get stuck on the camera). I've always wanted a fast lens, but from what I hear, the f/1.4 super takumars...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-10-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 1,661
Posted By Kat
WOW! I wish we had those here in the...

WOW! I wish we had those here in the Philippines. Do those shows not allow buyers to test cameras, at least for the basics?

So, if I one day just happen to find myself in your part of the world,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-08-2006
Replies: 35
Views: 1,997
Posted By Kat
My condolences to you and your family.

My condolences to you and your family.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-08-2006
Replies: 44
Views: 9,293
Posted By Kat
Is the 2nd pin of the SMC easy to remove? Can...

Is the 2nd pin of the SMC easy to remove? Can they be put back, or is removal permanent? And if they don't have the 2nd pin anymore, can they still be used with adaptors with DSLRs?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-01-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,938
Posted By Kat
The feedback seems to vary. I haven't tried...

The feedback seems to vary. I haven't tried leaving the battery "on" (without the tape) all the time but others say a few to several weeks, I think. I've used only one, it started dying after...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-30-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,938
Posted By Kat
I prefer the hearing aid batteries. No funky...

I prefer the hearing aid batteries. No funky curve of alkalines, no off meter readings of higher voltage silver oxide, and no high prices of adaptors/wein cells. BUT, you either change batts...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-29-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,078
Posted By Kat
Thanks, Kim. I'll have to ask my sis if she has...

Thanks, Kim. I'll have to ask my sis if she has any tools that can do that to a pair of pliers. Or maybe scissors.:) Only tools I know are screwdrivers.:o
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-28-2006
Replies: 44
Views: 9,293
Posted By Kat
Do the Super Multicoated ones work with Fujica ST...

Do the Super Multicoated ones work with Fujica ST 705s? The SMCs don't, right?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-28-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,078
Posted By Kat
I cannot afford the nice-looking set Kim pointed...

I cannot afford the nice-looking set Kim pointed me to, but at least I save money instead of spending it on something that won't let me get the job done. Thanks for the tips on this one.:)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-26-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 951
Posted By Kat
I can't seem to delete my old post/thread...

I can't seem to delete my old post/thread...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-26-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,078
Posted By Kat
lens spanner

Just want to ask advice from those who regularly tinker with their cameras...Would a set like this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=7629575177&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT

be...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-26-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,211
Posted By Kat
My thoughts and prayers are with him and the dogs.

My thoughts and prayers are with him and the dogs.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-19-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 951
Posted By Kat
BTW, Rich, what tools did you use on that...

BTW, Rich, what tools did you use on that pic?

Jay, I'll take you up on that one of these weekends soon:)
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-19-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 951
Posted By Kat
The dogs' pic really has me stumped, I'm...

The dogs' pic really has me stumped, I'm attaching below the best I could make from photoshop experimentation(resized), which isn't as sharp as the Fuji minilab scan I'm attaching below as well.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-19-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 951
Posted By Kat
Below are samples of what I got from my scanner. ...

Below are samples of what I got from my scanner.

I can't remember the scanner settings when I did the dogs' pic, but I didn't fiddle with color, etc. and the other was done at professional mode,...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-18-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 951
Posted By Kat
Thanks, folks, Jay's sample pic is a lot like...

Thanks, folks, Jay's sample pic is a lot like what I'm getting out of my scanner, though the color cast isn't that bad. The blues and sometimes reds are just a little off, coupled with unsharp pics...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-18-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 951
Posted By Kat
a little help on post-scanning photoediting

I just got myself an Epson Perfection 4490. I tried scanning a couple of negs today, and I found that the result (staight from the scanner) needs a lot of work. Compared to the scans I got from our...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-18-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 1,719
Posted By Kat
Anyone tried Pixia? It's free, so I downloaded...

Anyone tried Pixia? It's free, so I downloaded it and put it in my computer, but it seems a little complicated, so I never actually got to use it...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-16-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By Kat
Thanks for all the help. Apparently, the...

Thanks for all the help. Apparently, the mechanism under the button is really jammed, as had taken out the bottom plate, and tried pressing down the area underneath the button with no result. I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-14-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By Kat
Hi, I have the ST 705. Thanks, I'll check out...

Hi,

I have the ST 705. Thanks, I'll check out the repair manual in your site.

On a side note, so far, I haven't been able to find a manual of the exact model, only that of the 605. Would you know...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-14-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By Kat
rewind button

This is a little OT, since it's for my Fujica SLR, but is anyone familiar with the workings of rewind buttons? My SLR from arrived (ebay purchase), and it seems to be working great, except that the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-13-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 2,530
Posted By Kat
I also had a problem with the focusing of mine,...

I also had a problem with the focusing of mine, even after I had the RF aligned by a professional repair guy. Wasted many a roll with all blurred pictures. Anyway, I returned it to the repair guy,...
Forum: Other RF 06-13-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 1,488
Posted By Kat
Ah, that's true. Even with the clamshell my...

Ah, that's true. Even with the clamshell my "new" XA3 doesn't seem to be the easiest to slide open with one hand. But I doubt I can do without looking through a VF, the framing will be totally...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-12-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 952
Posted By Kat
I need them for a couple of cams I got that take...

I need them for a couple of cams I got that take in silver oxide--a Fujica ST705 and an Olympus XA3. I just got myself a light meter as well, but I have previously relied 100% on in-camera metering,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-11-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 952
Posted By Kat
a little OT: sr44.com

Has anyone ever ordered from this site? I'm looking for cheaper sources of the battery for my RFs. Silver oxide batts don't seem to be available here in the Philippines.
Forum: Other RF 06-11-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 1,488
Posted By Kat
About needing one hand to shoot while biking,...

About needing one hand to shoot while biking, etc.--isn't the XA2 or 3 an option? Is the Stylus Epic still better, even with the scale focus of the former?
Forum: Off Topic 06-05-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By Kat
Kim, thanks for that explanation. It makes a lot...

Kim, thanks for that explanation. It makes a lot of sense now...:)
Forum: Off Topic 06-03-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By Kat
I guess I'm confused...some ebay sellers don't...

I guess I'm confused...some ebay sellers don't really say what is auto in the "auto lens" they are selling.
Forum: Off Topic 06-02-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By Kat
Oh, i'm sorry for not being clearer. I'm talking...

Oh, i'm sorry for not being clearer. I'm talking about M42/screwmounts in particular. I'm just wondering if all-manual M42 vintage cameras do ok matched up with newer M42 lenses that have AF or...
Forum: Off Topic 05-31-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By Kat
auto lenses on manual SLRs

I feel stupid for asking this, but can they work together? I see a lot of "auto zoom" etc lenses in the bay and wonder if they can be used with my screwmount Fujica...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-12-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 2,090
Posted By Kat
just a question--if I'm using an adaptor ring on...

just a question--if I'm using an adaptor ring on the lens to upgrade to a much larger filter thread size, would adding on a hood at the end still be as effective?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-22-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 1,387
Posted By Kat
I have 1.07, I can see the site, but when I open...

I have 1.07, I can see the site, but when I open discussions in different windows, they would stop loading while the page is still employ, so I have to refresh them. :confused:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-17-2006
Replies: 74
Views: 6,089
Posted By Kat
I'm afraid I can't answer the original question...

I'm afraid I can't answer the original question of the thread, but I also have a question. Has anyone seen "Mystery Woman" from Hallmark channel? The lead was using a camera in the beginning of the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-11-2006
Replies: 46
Views: 2,302
Posted By Kat
I got an XA2 off ebay for a little over $20USD...

I got an XA2 off ebay for a little over $20USD shipped. I've seen them go for less sometimes.
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