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Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-05-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 816
Posted By Tin
In my film days, I carried a VC 25mm/f4 lens on...

In my film days, I carried a VC 25mm/f4 lens on my Bessa, as well as a 35mm and a 90mm. Then the 90mm got dropped first as I only used it only twice on that first trip. On subsequent trips, I even...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-27-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 1,818
Posted By Tin
As nobody has mentioned about protection from...

As nobody has mentioned about protection from blowing sand, I'd add this one---not that you do not know already. So for that reason alone, I'd say just bring the zoom on one camera body, or bring...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-04-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 12,967
Posted By Tin
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/showph...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/showphoto.php?photoid=280503&showall=1

Although I missed a few shots of flying birds because the AF couldn't keep up adequately, this one wasn't too bad. ...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-04-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 12,967
Posted By Tin
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/showph...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/showphoto.php?photoid=280502&showall=1

Photo taken from a local cruise boat that visited the bird island.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-14-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 806
Posted By Tin
I also prefer smaller cards---just to prevent too...

I also prefer smaller cards---just to prevent too much loss files in case of card failure.

I normally use 16GB and 32 GB. Actually if I still can buy 8GB cards, I would use those too.

With regards...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-20-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,563
Posted By Tin
Photo taken in Hong Kong in October 2017. It was...

Photo taken in Hong Kong in October 2017. It was a dish of deep-fried eel. The decorative "dragon" was made from the bones of the...
Forum: Travel 01-18-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 3,592
Posted By Tin
Yes, the Zeiss Vario-Sonnar zoom lens on the Sony...

Yes, the Zeiss Vario-Sonnar zoom lens on the Sony R1 did have a polarizing effect. I credit that to its good contrast, but I may be wrong. Hence, I've never used a polarizing filter with that...
Forum: Travel 01-18-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 3,592
Posted By Tin
Hi Raid, Just for illustration, here is my photo...

Hi Raid,

Just for illustration, here is my photo taken at Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado[IMG]

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/showphoto.php?photoid=278696

Note the sky getting...
Forum: Travel 01-18-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 3,592
Posted By Tin
Raid, When I used to photograph the Colorado...

Raid,

When I used to photograph the Colorado mountains, I used 28mm, 50mm and a 135mm in my film days. Later on digital, In used a Sony R1 with a zoom lens with the equivalent 24-120mm. I found...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-20-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 5,987
Posted By Tin
But in order to pay an universal basic income, or...

But in order to pay an universal basic income, or whatever you call that, there has to be a way to tax the robots, now that the majority of the population will not have an income to be taxed.

I'd...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-19-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 5,987
Posted By Tin
For this reader at least, there is no reason for...

For this reader at least, there is no reason for Roger to write this story if that last sentence on Brexit was not included.

Tin
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-20-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By Tin
More than 30 years ago, I bought a 50mm Series E...

More than 30 years ago, I bought a 50mm Series E for $60 brand new. So it can't be too expensive nowadays on the used market.

Tin
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-14-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,395
Posted By Tin
I don't know much about using Canada Balsam for...

I don't know much about using Canada Balsam for gluing photographic lenses, but many years ago I had used that for mounting microscope slides in my biology class. I still remember that with age, the...
Forum: Travel 03-31-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,206
Posted By Tin
In my film days, I used 28mm, 50 mm and 135mm...

In my film days, I used 28mm, 50 mm and 135mm lenses. I used those because those were the only lenses (other than a 35mm) that I had back then.

In 2010 when I visited Colorado with a digital...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-18-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 2,290
Posted By Tin
Its one of those made in China cameras, although...

Its one of those made in China cameras, although I had not heard of the name. I have heard of the brand Seagull back in the 1970s, and these are of similar design, as described...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-13-2017
Replies: 152
Views: 14,357
Posted By Tin
I also bought the following Nikons brand...

I also bought the following Nikons brand new:

Nikon FE
Nikon FM
Nikon FM2
Nikon D200
Nikon D700

I think the D700 can be used in the liveview mode, but it is so inconvenient that I don't think that...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-13-2017
Replies: 152
Views: 14,357
Posted By Tin
Thank you for your clear summary. While I...

Thank you for your clear summary. While I basically agree with your observations, but please forgive my ignorance, could you elaborate on what are "automatic measuring systems"?

Tin
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-11-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 3,482
Posted By Tin
As I recall, way back at the beginning it was the...

As I recall, way back at the beginning it was the 20-exposure films that came out. I think the reason was that many amateurs could only finish a 36-roll film in a few months. Hence the shorter...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-31-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 4,403
Posted By Tin
I didn't intend to check my small duffle bag, but...

I didn't intend to check my small duffle bag, but my bag, as well as the carry-on bags of several passenger around me, were checked at the gate. and once we got into the plane, we understood why.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-31-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 4,403
Posted By Tin
Yes, I was about to say that too. There was one...

Yes, I was about to say that too. There was one time I flew on either American Eagle or Virgin Air, the overhead bin was so small that my soft duffle bag had to be checked in in the luggage storage....
Forum: Travel 12-16-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,543
Posted By Tin
A pair of thin liner gloves and a pair of mittens...

A pair of thin liner gloves and a pair of mittens are a good combination. Do bring pair of dressy gloves if you plan to have dinner in a more upscale restaurant, or plan to go for a concert. ...
Forum: Travel 12-16-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,543
Posted By Tin
Here are some photos of the underground...

Here are some photos of the underground city:

http://montreal.about.com/od/historypeopleplaces/ig/Underground-City/

And here is a map from the same...
Forum: Travel 12-16-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,543
Posted By Tin
And then there is the famous Winter Carnival in...

And then there is the famous Winter Carnival in Quebec City, taking place from Jan. 27th to Feb. 12th in 2017.

http://www.hotelquebec.com/en/quebec-winter-carnival-program
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-09-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,536
Posted By Tin
There are three options for the Auto ISO---Auto...

There are three options for the Auto ISO---Auto 1, Auto 2, and Auto 3. Obviously one can set those up differently for different shooting situations. For any one of these to work, you have to set...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-25-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 3,408
Posted By Tin
Here is a cheap set from Amazon for playing...

Here is a cheap set from Amazon for playing around:

https://www.amazon.com/NEEWER®-58MM-Infrared-Filter-Kit/dp/B0044R3QW4/ref=sr_1_4?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1392085194&sr=1-4
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-14-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 4,622
Posted By Tin
hi Frank, Use a large aperture. Use it wide...

hi Frank,


Use a large aperture. Use it wide open if you know that your lens will not give too much coma, vignetting, or other aberrations. Otherwise, just close it down one stop from...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-03-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,924
Posted By Tin
Ten characters.

Ten characters.
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-29-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,442
Posted By Tin
From the Fuji website. Just follow their...

From the Fuji website. Just follow their instructions:

http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/fw_table.html
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-26-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,866
Posted By Tin
Excellent essay from someone with both heart and...

Excellent essay from someone with both heart and brain.

http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2016/06/i-want-my-country-back
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-26-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 33,556
Posted By Tin
The day-after...

The day-after...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-21-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,332
Posted By Tin
Hong Kong Photographer Fan Ho passed away in California

https://www.facebook.com/HKIPF.HKPCA/posts/1186350381409236

何藩 Fan Ho (1931-2016)

被譽為「東方布列松」的一代攝影大師何藩,於上週日 2016年6 月19日在美國聖荷西因肺炎病逝,享年 84...
Forum: Travel 06-19-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 3,030
Posted By Tin
https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7585/27689636616_bc6...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7585/27689636616_bc67933342_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JbQCgS)

The sign on this shop shown in this photo (file #6793342) says "High Quality Pork"

So, Jonmanjiro, did you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-08-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,942
Posted By Tin
One of these cabinets will...

One of these cabinets will work:

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10119206/
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-02-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,765
Posted By Tin
Photo taken in Tianjin, China

Photo taken in Tianjin, China
Forum: Travel 09-28-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,319
Posted By Tin
Also don't forget to check out the Night Markets....

Also don't forget to check out the Night Markets. I think there are at least two in Taipei. There not only can you check out the local foods, but also experience the life of the common people.
Forum: Travel 09-28-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,319
Posted By Tin
I first visited Taiwan in 1965, and again last...

I first visited Taiwan in 1965, and again last year. Yes, there has been many changes, But I found that in older sections of the towns, including Taipei, not much has changed. Yes, there are more...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-09-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 6,798
Posted By Tin
Taipei-Metro, Thanks for translating those two...

Taipei-Metro,

Thanks for translating those two elegant paragraphs.


Tin

P.S.

Anybody care to ask:
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-08-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 6,798
Posted By Tin
Children going to school

http://news.6park.com/newspark/index.php?app=news&act=view&nid=118237

Even if you don't read Chinese, this set of photos should be self-explanatory. Except that the first two photos need some...
Forum: Travel 08-28-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,225
Posted By Tin
Two sites that cover the basics and...

Two sites that cover the basics and...
Forum: Travel 08-22-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,053
Posted By Tin
No, you don't need a jeep to drive on the...

No, you don't need a jeep to drive on the highways. But for a lot of the fun places you need a jeep---e.g., traversing on ice fields and glaciers, fording streams to get to your destinations.
Forum: Travel 08-22-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,053
Posted By Tin
Hi Frank, Just a couple of suggestions on...

Hi Frank,

Just a couple of suggestions on clothing. Even though Iceland is not that cold temperature-wise, it often has very high winds. So a good wind-breaker with hood is a must. Also rain...
Forum: Travel 08-22-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,053
Posted By Tin
+1 on jHutchins' comments. The subtle colours in...

+1 on jHutchins' comments.

The subtle colours in Iceland's lights are very interesting when you are out in the country that you cannot capture with B/W film.

Also, for out-of-town excursions, if...
Forum: Travel 06-27-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3,290
Posted By Tin
Not much use at this stage, but just another...

Not much use at this stage, but just another piece of advice for the next trip. I always make 5 copies of my passport---one I keep in my camera bag, one in my day back, one in my check-in luggage,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-25-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,684
Posted By Tin
Thanks Cal. But my thinking was not so much...

Thanks Cal.

But my thinking was not so much along the line of making exhibition sized prints, but for using film as the archival medium.

Tin
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-25-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,684
Posted By Tin
I have been thinking about this question for a...

I have been thinking about this question for a number of years. What I thought was that if a manufacturer could make a small projection system that has a camera mount such that it can be attached to...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 04-22-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,711
Posted By Tin
If the humidity is high, you will not have an...

If the humidity is high, you will not have an ideal shooting condition anyway. That is why astronomers and astrophotographers usually go out in the winter when the sky is clearer, the atmosphere is...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 04-22-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,711
Posted By Tin
For short exposures with the moon, you likely do...

For short exposures with the moon, you likely do not need to have a drive system. But for anything else (other than star trails and auroras) you'll need to have a drive system.

For your star trails...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 04-22-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,711
Posted By Tin
Astronomers use a dew cap to protect the front...

Astronomers use a dew cap to protect the front lens of their telescopes from moisture. We photographers call that a lens shade. There also are heated dew caps, like...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 04-21-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,711
Posted By Tin
Also need to allow time for the temperature of...

Also need to allow time for the temperature of the mirror lens to equalize with that of the ambient temperature. Therefore, you should not use the mirror lens right away after taking it out of the...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 04-21-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,711
Posted By Tin
Reciprocity will also lead to colour shifts if...

Reciprocity will also lead to colour shifts if you are using colour film.

As noted in a previous post already, you need dark skies. For the moon, dark skies are not as critical due to the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-07-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,841
Posted By Tin
A write-up from the New York...

A write-up from the New York Times:

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/18/taking-care-of-people-and-pictures-in-hong-kong/?_r=2
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-06-2015
Replies: 126
Views: 10,866
Posted By Tin
Shadows from Reykjavik,...

Shadows from Reykjavik,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-06-2015
Replies: 126
Views: 10,866
Posted By Tin
Shadows from a temple in South...

Shadows from a temple in South...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-04-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,804
Posted By Tin
Toronto, April 2, 2015. Temperature went up to...

Toronto, April 2, 2015.

Temperature went up to 16 degrees Celsius. But has come right down to freezing starting yesterday. Poor blossoms.
Forum: Travel 03-16-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,296
Posted By Tin
If you plan to go round Cape Breton Island, I'd...

If you plan to go round Cape Breton Island, I'd suggest that you do the west side first. The reason is that I find the west side more photogenic---rocky and rugged shorelines, fishing villages. ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-15-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,841
Posted By Tin
Xyza Cruz Bacani---street photographer in Hong kong

Here is her story as told by the New York Times:

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/18/taking-care-of-people-and-pictures-in-hong-kong/?_r=0

And here are her photos as shown on her...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-20-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 9,554
Posted By Tin
One of the Buddhist statues t Yungang Grottoes in...

One of the Buddhist statues t Yungang Grottoes in Shanxi Province in China. for an idea of scale, take a look at the few people on the left.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-11-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 6,074
Posted By Tin
I'd just call this another classic case of the...

I'd just call this another classic case of the Emperor's New Clothes.

Just like this "Voice of Fire" piece hanging in the Art Museum of Ottawa:

http://www.macleans.ca/culture/are-we-over-this-yet/
Forum: Travel 12-10-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,685
Posted By Tin
Yes, you'll have to be prepared for snow and ice...

Yes, you'll have to be prepared for snow and ice in the Grand Canyon area. The south Rim is over 8000 ft. above sea level, and at this time of the year, anything can happen. A few years ago, I ran...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-06-2014
Replies: 843
Views: 95,489
Posted By Tin
Both photos taken in a Buddhist temple.

Both photos taken in a Buddhist temple.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 4,840
Posted By Tin
The following list includes only those cameras...

The following list includes only those cameras that I currently own or had used in the past.

Current (some not exactly current, but these include only digital cameras):

Fuji XE-1
Fuji X100s
Nikon...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-19-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 3,154
Posted By Tin
All taken in Downtown Toronto (Yorkville area) on...

All taken in Downtown Toronto (Yorkville area) on Feb. 17, 2014.

Look at how that gentleman in the second photo dressed---not that cold, eh!

Tin


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Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-01-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,391
Posted By Tin
From a different source---similar photos, but...

From a different source---similar photos, but with background music:

http://www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?emailid=11856&memberid=813525
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-29-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 4,865
Posted By Tin
Kowa made at least two fixed lens SLR. the...

Kowa made at least two fixed lens SLR.

the Kowaflex E (or just Kowa E) was a 35mm camera with a 50mm lens.

The Komaflex-s was for 127 film that took 4X4 superslides. It had a 63mm/f2.8 lens. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 2,898
Posted By Tin
As I recall, Ferrania made slide films under the...

As I recall, Ferrania made slide films under the brand name "3M Dynachrome" for sale in the US. I used some of those in the early 1970s. Cheaper than Kodak films, of course, but had a yellowish...
Forum: Travel 07-20-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,070
Posted By Tin
You don't need a super fast lens for star trail...

You don't need a super fast lens for star trail photography. Instead, you should close down the aperture so as not to over-expose and get a washed out background sky, as you'll be doing long...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-29-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,931
Posted By Tin
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/showpho...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/showphoto.php?photoid=139441
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-29-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,931
Posted By Tin
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/showpho...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/showphoto.php?photoid=139442
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-10-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 4,742
Posted By Tin
Taken with a Nikon D700.

Taken with a Nikon D700.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-09-2014
Replies: 381
Views: 39,228
Posted By Tin
Taken last year with the Fuji X-E1 with the 18-55...

Taken last year with the Fuji X-E1 with the 18-55 zoom.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-09-2014
Replies: 115
Views: 10,679
Posted By Tin
Taken with the Fuji X100s.

Taken with the Fuji X100s.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-28-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,729
Posted By Tin
I also find the scale focusing easy and very...

I also find the scale focusing easy and very adequate for general photography. Certainly more than enough for landscape photos and for group photos.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-28-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,729
Posted By Tin
I have never touched a R-D1 and would know what...

I have never touched a R-D1 and would know what its VF will show, so I can't help you there. But when I used it on the Bessa R2, I just used the extreme edges of the view in the viewfinder as my...
Forum: Travel 04-28-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 3,176
Posted By Tin
If you wish to see "indigenous places", you have...

If you wish to see "indigenous places", you have to go to the countryside or much smaller towns far away from Beijing. You can also see that if you visit some real hutongs in Beijing---not the ones...
Forum: Travel 04-27-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 3,176
Posted By Tin
Oh, I am not sure about the availability of film...

Oh, I am not sure about the availability of film in Beijing today. These likely are more easily available than in North American cities. But from what I can see on the street, I think most of the...
Forum: Travel 04-27-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 3,176
Posted By Tin
I visited Beijing in 2004, 2008 and 2012. So my...

I visited Beijing in 2004, 2008 and 2012. So my short answer to your second question is by and large those 9 year old comments are still valid. But there are changes also:

1. Air pollution is...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-24-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,221
Posted By Tin
Just use brown wine bottles as long as you can...

Just use brown wine bottles as long as you can find rubber stoppers (i.e., those used for reagent bottles in chemistry labs) that fit the mouth of the bottle. That was what I used in the old days...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-23-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,165
Posted By Tin
All taken with the X100s under artificial...

All taken with the X100s under artificial lighting inside a grocery store. All are out-of-camera images.


Tin
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-06-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 6,219
Posted By Tin
I use a 51mm rubber lens cap (which normally is...

I use a 51mm rubber lens cap (which normally is used on a lens with 49mm filters). Of course that will not fit over a lens hood. The 51mm lens cap is not a 100% fit. You have to juggle it a little...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-04-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 6,533
Posted By Tin
I have both the 28/2.8 and the 24/2.8. But since...

I have both the 28/2.8 and the 24/2.8. But since I got the 24 years ago, I rarely used the 28. The 24 pairs up well with a 35mm.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 12-09-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 3,696
Posted By Tin
Years ago I bought a pair of liner glove from...

Years ago I bought a pair of liner glove from Canadian Tire that has work well in combination with a pair of mittens. the glove is made of woven metal threads and has a silver colour. supposedly it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-07-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 3,864
Posted By Tin
I do not use a Mac, but on my PC, I set it up so...

I do not use a Mac, but on my PC, I set it up so that only when sign on as an Administrator that files can be installed without entering the Administrator Password. If I signed in under my own...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-04-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,997
Posted By Tin
I was on a China trip a few months ago to Shanxi...

I was on a China trip a few months ago to Shanxi and Hebei Provinces, and all I took was the Fuji XE-1 and the 18-55 zoom (28-85 equiv.) I never felt that I was short in any coverage, even though...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-24-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,726
Posted By Tin
I don't think I have ever used ASA 400 film in my...

I don't think I have ever used ASA 400 film in my Rollei 35. (I used to have two---a 35S that was stolen, and a regular 35 that had its mechanism jammed.) Once, I even loaded it with Ektar...
Forum: Travel 06-21-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,666
Posted By Tin
Another place for local food is on Xianyukou...

Another place for local food is on Xianyukou Street:

http://www.cits.net/china-guide/places/xianyukou-street.html

The name is shown on the sign in the second photo in the above link. Don’t ask me...
Forum: Travel 06-21-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,666
Posted By Tin
According to my Beijing friend who has lived in...

According to my Beijing friend who has lived in Canada on and off many times, the Peking duck in Toronto is better than those in Beijing. His comment about Quanjude was that---if you can get into a...
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-18-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 4,380
Posted By Tin
I forgot about the X-P1 not having a built-in...

I forgot about the X-P1 not having a built-in flash. But yes, I think that may be the one (or even one of the) reasons. On my Canon G15, I had to pop up the built-in flash before I could make...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-17-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 4,343
Posted By Tin
the Meyer-Gorlitz Primagon 35/4.5 for the Exakta....

the Meyer-Gorlitz Primagon 35/4.5 for the Exakta. It is soft when used normally, but flares like mad when shooting back lit subjects.
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-17-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 4,380
Posted By Tin
OOPs! I have scrambled part of my response. Here...

OOPs! I have scrambled part of my response.

Here it is again:

I just checked the X-P1 User Manual online, its Silent Mode functions just like the X-E1. But also take a look at p.117 regarding...
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-17-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 4,380
Posted By Tin
shooting modes, the flash function is greyed out...

shooting modes, the flash function is greyed out (inI just checked the X-P1 User Manual online, its Silent Mode functions just like the X-E1. But also take a look at p.117 regarding restrictions on...
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-17-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 4,380
Posted By Tin
don't know what to tell you. Perhaps the X-P1...

don't know what to tell you. Perhaps the X-P1 doesn't operate exactly like the X-E1. I only have the latter.
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-17-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 4,380
Posted By Tin
I don;t know about the XP-1, but if it operates...

I don;t know about the XP-1, but if it operates like XE-1, that would have been caused by the "silent Mode" being switched on. I found that out under "Troubleshooting" in the User Manual, although...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-02-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 6,911
Posted By Tin
I couldn't give you a good answer for the first...

I couldn't give you a good answer for the first part of your question. Perhaps it was due to impurities of some sort. did you use clean equipment, pure chemicals, and distilled water? Those are...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-01-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 6,911
Posted By Tin
Yes, aluminum oxidizes with time, but silver...

Yes, aluminum oxidizes with time, but silver tarnishes much much faster, especially in places where the pollution level is high (sulphur dioxide, hydrogen sulphide). That is why silvering telescope...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-31-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 6,911
Posted By Tin
Definitely NOT. Stop bath is made out of acetic...

Definitely NOT. Stop bath is made out of acetic acid.

Check the following link:

http://lcao.co.za/index.php/MirrorSilvering

(Do read the section on Cleaning the Mirror for a short description of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-30-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 6,911
Posted By Tin
I had done silvering for telescope mirrors in my...

I had done silvering for telescope mirrors in my high school days long time ago. I wasn;t too difficult if you know your high school chemistry. Cleanily is of utter importance---i.e., use distilled...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2013
Replies: 5,732
Views: 518,730
Posted By Tin
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/1786/U1786I1349831186.SEQ.0.jpg

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/1786/U1786I1284662935.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-09-2013
Replies: 5,732
Views: 518,730
Posted By Tin
First photo taken in the Summer Palace in...

First photo taken in the Summer Palace in Beijing.

Second photo taken in the City of Vladivostok.

Nikon D700 with Nikon 28-200 zoom.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-08-2013
Replies: 312
Views: 28,671
Posted By Tin
Cruise ship docked at the wharf at Vladivostok.

Cruise ship docked at the wharf at Vladivostok.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-19-2013
Replies: 5,732
Views: 518,730
Posted By Tin
Ten characters.

Ten characters.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 01-15-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 7,584
Posted By Tin
1. Walking in the Ring 2. Wine Glass 3. Chinatown

1. Walking in the Ring
2. Wine Glass
3. Chinatown
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-22-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 9,480
Posted By Tin
Just need a simple DOF scale on the lens barrel.

Just need a simple DOF scale on the lens barrel.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-17-2012
Replies: 5,732
Views: 518,730
Posted By Tin
Fuji XE-1 and 18-55 zoom lens

Fuji XE-1 and 18-55 zoom lens
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-23-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,104
Posted By Tin
The websites of all three local dealers (Aden,...

The websites of all three local dealers (Aden, Henrys, and Vistek) show the lower price today (Nov. 23rd.)

Tin
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 10-30-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 15,589
Posted By Tin
I didn't take these photos specifically for this...

I didn't take these photos specifically for this thread, but it just turned out that way when I took these a couple of weeks ago while on a trip.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 10-30-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 15,589
Posted By Tin
Here are the first three of my five images.

Here are the first three of my five images.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-19-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,121
Posted By Tin
Let me suggest something slightly...

Let me suggest something slightly different.

Instead of using telephoto lenses made of lens elements, a cheaper tool would be using mirror lenses. these are either called "Mirror Lens" or "CAT...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-09-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,260
Posted By Tin
I have no experience with a FE2, but I had used...

I have no experience with a FE2, but I had used both the FM and the FE at the same time period. When I shot Fujichrome 100, I would set my FM at ISO 125 and the FE at ISO 160. So iut appears to me...
Forum: Travel 06-13-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 4,471
Posted By Tin
Black Canyon of the Gunnison in Colorado. If...

Black Canyon of the Gunnison in Colorado. If you go, make sure that you visit the same spot at different times of the day. The colour of the rock changes with different lighting. There is...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-22-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,355
Posted By Tin
Some of the photo vests have the back piece made...

Some of the photo vests have the back piece made of netting material, which would suit the tropics better.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-22-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,355
Posted By Tin
I'd suggest a photo vest. In India or many...

I'd suggest a photo vest. In India or many foreign countries, we are the visible minority anyway, so why not dress like a real tourist!

this is what something like that would cost in Canada if you...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-11-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 3,074
Posted By Tin
I rarely use flash more than 20 times in a 3-day...

I rarely use flash more than 20 times in a 3-day period of travels, and I only use playback for a few seconds after each shot. But I guess it is a matter of expectation that I said that the battery...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-10-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,694
Posted By Tin
My Micro-Nikkor 55/3.5 only goes to 1:2. It only...

My Micro-Nikkor 55/3.5 only goes to 1:2. It only goes to 1:1 with an extension tube.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-10-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 3,719
Posted By Tin
From last year in Toronto.90390 90391

From last year in Toronto.90390

90391
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-10-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 3,074
Posted By Tin
My experience differs from what you folks have...

My experience differs from what you folks have experienced. On my d200, I rarely charge the battery in less than three days of travel shooting. On the average, I normally shoot 100-150 shots a day...
Forum: Travel 03-22-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 4,143
Posted By Tin
I would take the G3 kit. Based on my past...

I would take the G3 kit. Based on my past travels in China, I would expect that I would use the 14mm lens most of the time---may be even as much as 60%. I would also bring a high quality P&S, both...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-08-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,216
Posted By Tin
since you are in Canada, a silver 28/3.5 is still...

since you are in Canada, a silver 28/3.5 is still available at Downtown Camera at $430. Or unless you insist on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-06-2012
Replies: 295
Views: 32,561
Posted By Tin
Looks like a scene from an Ingmar Bergman film. ...

Looks like a scene from an Ingmar Bergman film. Best interpretation of the subject theme so far.

Tin
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-23-2012
Replies: 103
Views: 38,637
Posted By Tin
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/data/500...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/data/500/EU05-P8038_1.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-25-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 813
Posted By Tin
Same here. I kelp getting the message that I had...

Same here. I kelp getting the message that I had exceeded my attachment limits. I deleted some of my old attachments, but the same error message kept coming up.
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-13-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 138,122
Posted By Tin
Would you (or others) kindly explain why and how...

Would you (or others) kindly explain why and how the crop factor affect the depth of focus of a lens? Isn't it the same lens whether it is used on a full frame camera or a cropped camera?

Tin
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-16-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 3,584
Posted By Tin
Taken yesterday.

Taken yesterday.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-15-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 3,584
Posted By Tin
Two from this fall.

Two from this fall.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-15-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 3,584
Posted By Tin
This was taken two years ago.

This was taken two years ago.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-02-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 15,023
Posted By Tin
All I can say that you are lucky to have...

All I can say that you are lucky to have Freestyle, the Vistek link that I quoted earlier shows a 3-pack Superia 400 for $24.99.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-02-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 15,023
Posted By Tin
Reading the OP from Canada, I really don't know...

Reading the OP from Canada, I really don't know what you guys are complaining about. I just checked. At Vistek, 800Z is listed as $13.99, and $100F is $19.99. These prices, as I can remember, are...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-28-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 10,444
Posted By Tin
I have tried once to use an old slide duplicator...

I have tried once to use an old slide duplicator from 40 years ago to duplicate a couple of slides. And yes, with a DSLR with a crop factor, you can only copy part of the original. So for this...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-23-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 822
Posted By Tin
How about not including the legs on the left. ...

How about not including the legs on the left. Just keep the pair of legs on the right, as well as keeping the empty space in the middle (of the original picture). Of course you have to chance the...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-14-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,514
Posted By Tin
Thanks. That tells me that we all should follow...

Thanks.

That tells me that we all should follow the "Don't follow the rules" rule some of the times.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-14-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,514
Posted By Tin
Hi dogbunny, How did you shoot your second photo...

Hi dogbunny,

How did you shoot your second photo "Solo"?

Tin
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-18-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 4,995
Posted By Tin
No, there is no need to do that. Just apply the...

No, there is no need to do that. Just apply the HCB filter in Photoshop V. 100 and you'll get those images with one click of the mouse!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-17-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,968
Posted By Tin
What camera was he using?

From today's (May 17, 2011) Globe and Mail, there is the following photo:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/multimedia/camera-club/editors-pick/moments-caught-on-camera-may-13-19/article2019769/

The...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-14-2010
Replies: 52
Views: 3,486
Posted By Tin
The E Series of lenses are AI only and do not...

The E Series of lenses are AI only and do not have the rabbit ear, hence those cannot be used on the F2.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-21-2010
Replies: 452
Views: 70,517
Posted By Tin
From the sidewalk of Huatuleco, Mexico.

From the sidewalk of Huatuleco, Mexico.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-21-2010
Replies: 452
Views: 70,517
Posted By Tin
Taken in downtown Toronto.

Taken in downtown Toronto.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-21-2010
Replies: 102
Views: 6,383
Posted By Tin
Taken inside the British Columbia...

Taken inside the British Columbia Legislature---with the Canadian and B.C. flags.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-14-2010
Replies: 89
Views: 7,578
Posted By Tin
From my window sill.

From my window sill.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-14-2010
Replies: 203
Views: 16,753
Posted By Tin
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/1786/U1786I1284953491.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-14-2010
Replies: 62
Views: 4,483
Posted By Tin
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/1786/U1786I1284953988.SEQ.0.jpg

This one has been posted before---under W/NW Orange.

Taken in Arches National Park, Utah.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-14-2010
Replies: 62
Views: 4,483
Posted By Tin
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/data/500...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/data/500/AT_0078A_1.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-14-2010
Replies: 422
Views: 60,584
Posted By Tin
Taken on the shore of Salt Lake at Salt Lake...

Taken on the shore of Salt Lake at Salt Lake City, Utah.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-13-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,606
Posted By Tin
Taken with a Sony R1 on Rhodes Island.

Taken with a Sony R1 on Rhodes Island.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-13-2010
Replies: 89
Views: 7,578
Posted By Tin
Taken with an Sony R1 in Athens.

Taken with an Sony R1 in Athens.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-13-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,606
Posted By Tin
The first picture is yet another section of the...

The first picture is yet another section of the wall mural shown in the previous post.

The other two pictures, taken elsewhere, show tiles on the ground.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-13-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,606
Posted By Tin
The first picture is an overview of a wall mural...

The first picture is an overview of a wall mural created with tiles. The second and third pictures are closeup views of selected sections of the mural where the individual tiles are visible. This...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-13-2010
Replies: 89
Views: 7,578
Posted By Tin
Bessa R2 Ektachrome

Bessa R2 Ektachrome
Forum: Travel 11-13-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 2,170
Posted By Tin
Whenever I travel to big cities in Asia or...

Whenever I travel to big cities in Asia or Europe, I find myself using a 24/25 mm lens most of the time. With film cameras, I would bring my 24mm Nikkor if I brought my Nikon SLR, or the CV 25/4 if...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-12-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,888
Posted By Tin
Oops! I omitted one step. Actually the bleach...

Oops! I omitted one step. Actually the bleach turns the silver deposits from metallic silver back to silver salts, which are then removed by the fixer, leaving the color images on an orange colored...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-12-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,888
Posted By Tin
If I remember correctly from my experience from...

If I remember correctly from my experience from years ago, the first developer in the C-41 process produces the silver image. The second developer reacts with the color couplers in the film to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-10-2010
Replies: 1,347
Views: 200,289
Posted By Tin
Bessa R2, CV 25/4

Bessa R2, CV 25/4
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-09-2010
Replies: 59
Views: 4,348
Posted By Tin
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment....

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=81253&d=1284323395&
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-03-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,519
Posted By Tin
It is still listed on Henry's website. I just...

It is still listed on Henry's website. I just checked.

http://www.henrys.ca/9400-ILFORD-PAN-F-PLUS-135-36-50-ISO-707768.aspx
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-28-2010
Replies: 85
Views: 8,064
Posted By Tin
From three days ago. (D200 and Micro Nikkor...

From three days ago. (D200 and Micro Nikkor 55/3.5)
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-26-2010
Replies: 69
Views: 7,942
Posted By Tin
Thanks to the rainbow, I also can include the sky:

Thanks to the rainbow, I also can include the sky:
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-26-2010
Replies: 85
Views: 8,064
Posted By Tin
Two from Canada:

Two from Canada:
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 10-13-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,927
Posted By Tin
Same experience as mentioned by Arjay. It also...

Same experience as mentioned by Arjay. It also appear that the one day is counted as 24 hours following the last photo upload, and not counted in calender days.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-23-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 185,150
Posted By Tin
Now the following is just speculation: Perhaps...

Now the following is just speculation:

Perhaps the 0.5X magnification design of the OVF is the way to allow for using the physical outer edges of the viewfinder to represent the field of view of the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-20-2010
Replies: 101
Views: 16,933
Posted By Tin
No. It is the Leica dMinilux, but better.

No. It is the Leica dMinilux, but better.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-19-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 185,150
Posted By Tin
With a 23 mm lens, why should (fast or slow) AF...

With a 23 mm lens, why should (fast or slow) AF be a concern. I'd rather have an AF off switch and a depth of field scale on the lens barrel. I always zone focus with lenses not longer than 35 mm...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-18-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,632
Posted By Tin
I think it is the silver salts collected by the...

I think it is the silver salts collected by the fixer during fixing that became unstable, and the silver precipitates into the fixer. Did you fixed the four rolls within short periods of time (like...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-18-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,421
Posted By Tin
Call it Leica Mini. Oops! That name has been...

Call it Leica Mini. Oops! That name has been taken. Call it "Leica Micro M9" then.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-17-2010
Replies: 82
Views: 7,866
Posted By Tin
I would call it a butte. A mesa should be wider...

I would call it a butte. A mesa should be wider and flatter . But when in doubt, just call it "rock formation".
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-17-2010
Replies: 82
Views: 7,866
Posted By Tin
This one is not an orange.

This one is not an orange.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-17-2010
Replies: 82
Views: 7,866
Posted By Tin
You meant orange oranges?

You meant orange oranges?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-17-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,080
Posted By Tin
For B/W printing, temperature control is not that...

For B/W printing, temperature control is not that important. You can compensate that with timing.

Question for you : Do you have a bathtub in the the smaller bathroom? If yes, then I can suggest...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-16-2010
Replies: 183
Views: 14,316
Posted By Tin
Peter - scrolling from the left to right of the...

Peter - scrolling from the left to right of the screen is like walking into a dream world. Tin
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-16-2010
Replies: 183
Views: 14,316
Posted By Tin
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/1786/U1786I1284666550.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-16-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By Tin
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/data/500...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/data/500/EU10287C_1.jpg
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 09-16-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,826
Posted By Tin
I think you meant "1/60-F8 or 1/30-f/11" ...

I think you meant "1/60-F8 or 1/30-f/11" Correct?

Tin
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-15-2010
Replies: 183
Views: 14,316
Posted By Tin
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/1786/U1786I1284572695.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-15-2010
Replies: 183
Views: 14,316
Posted By Tin
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/data/500...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/data/500/RH_0156A_1.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-14-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,346
Posted By Tin
How about this:

How about this:
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-14-2010
Replies: 85
Views: 8,064
Posted By Tin
Have to cheat a bit. This was from last year.

Have to cheat a bit. This was from last year.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-14-2010
Replies: 452
Views: 174,672
Posted By Tin
Not built by engineers.

Not built by engineers.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-14-2010
Replies: 629
Red
Views: 140,464
Posted By Tin
Not a car picture this time.

Not a car picture this time.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-14-2010
Replies: 452
Views: 70,517
Posted By Tin
Here is another one:

Here is another one:
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-13-2010
Replies: 629
Red
Views: 140,464
Posted By Tin
Paul, Thanks. It was a chance encounter while...

Paul,

Thanks. It was a chance encounter while playing tourist.

Tin
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-13-2010
Replies: 629
Red
Views: 140,464
Posted By Tin
Here is one :

Here is one :
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-12-2010
Replies: 615
Views: 94,362
Posted By Tin
Here is one shot:

Here is one shot:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-12-2010
Replies: 118
Views: 18,702
Posted By Tin
I have not had a Nikkomat, but my sister used to...

I have not had a Nikkomat, but my sister used to have one and I had handled it briefly long time ago. It is definitely heavier than any of the FM series cameras. I have used the FM, FE, and the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-12-2010
Replies: 240
Views: 26,935
Posted By Tin
Here are two from my file. Both taken with the...

Here are two from my file. Both taken with the Sony R1.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-11-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 2,233
Posted By Tin
One more shot.

One more shot.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-10-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 2,233
Posted By Tin
Here are three images from my file.

Here are three images from my file.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-04-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 886
Posted By Tin
I use the full field of the R2 viewfinder for my...

I use the full field of the R2 viewfinder for my VC 25mm lens. It likely does not cover the lens fully, but in practice it is good enough for me. So it should be fine with a 28, although you may...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-06-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 1,821
Posted By Tin
I use a CV 25/4 on a Bessa 2 without an external...

I use a CV 25/4 on a Bessa 2 without an external viewfinder, and use the viewing method that your described. It is close enough for me. I'd suspect that the entire viewfinder for the CL is also...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-28-2010
Replies: 261
Views: 31,271
Posted By Tin
My first one was the Canon Powershot S50. I...

My first one was the Canon Powershot S50. I voted "6 year", but it could be 7. It still works well, except that the white lettering on the mode dial has faded away long ago. Canon should have...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-20-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 2,828
Posted By Tin
Get a Rollei 35 with Tessar lens or a Rollei 35S...

Get a Rollei 35 with Tessar lens or a Rollei 35S with Sonnar lens. I had used both and the lenses were great. As these are manual cameras, there is no need to worry about how high the ISO setting...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-30-2009
Replies: 316
Views: 29,245
Posted By Tin
Sad news. As many have said already, I only knew...

Sad news. As many have said already, I only knew Al from his posts on this forum, but always on the look for his posts whenever I go online. Condolence to his immediate family as well as his...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 11-15-2009
Replies: 48
Views: 16,481
Posted By Tin
I used to use the Braun 17B flash on the Rollei...

I used to use the Braun 17B flash on the Rollei 35 as well as other small cameras, if you can find a working sample. There were two version---one manual only and one was automatic. I don' remember...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-13-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 905
Posted By Tin
I don't know about the M6. I use my 25 on a...

I don't know about the M6. I use my 25 on a Bessa R2 without an external viewfinder. I find that the extreme outer edges of my camera viewfinder are good approximations for the view of the 25. I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-24-2009
Replies: 217
Views: 10,835
Posted By Tin
Exakta Varex IIb with the 50/2.8 Tessar and the...

Exakta Varex IIb with the 50/2.8 Tessar and the 135/4 Sonnar. Later I added an Exakta VX1000 body. I still have those, but not used any more.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-14-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 5,299
Posted By Tin
Why not use the Sport Finder feature of the...

Why not use the Sport Finder feature of the camera? That way you would save a lot on weight and can still shoot at eye-level.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-08-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,287
Posted By Tin
From the serial number, you can check the model...

From the serial number, you can check the model and date it approximately:

http://www.antiquecameras.net/rolleiflex.html
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-02-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 3,363
Posted By Tin
A few years ago, I ask the local camera store...

A few years ago, I ask the local camera store owner whether he knew of a camera manufacturer that might made a "backup camera", and if it was reasonably priced I would buy one. A "backup camera"...
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-30-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 991
Posted By Tin
If these are indeed T2 lenses, then these would...

If these are indeed T2 lenses, then these would only work as preset lenses (i.e., no auto-diaphragm). You would open the aperture wide to focus, then turn the preset ring---it will stop at the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-28-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 1,328
Posted By Tin
With a 24mm lens, why should anyone need...

With a 24mm lens, why should anyone need auto-focusing unless one is shooting close-ups most of the times ? Use ZONE FOCUSING instead. It is faster under real life picture taking conditions. ...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 09-13-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,454
Posted By Tin
A lens without a focusing ring would not have a...

A lens without a focusing ring would not have a depth of filed scale for zone focusing. Even if the DOF scale is on the LCD screen, those with old eyes will not be able to read it, especially under...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-08-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 4,580
Posted By Tin
In those days, i.e. some 20 odd years ago, the...

In those days, i.e. some 20 odd years ago, the graphics technician in the office that I worked in used that to make slides for presentation. Before the age of Powerpoint, that was the fastest way to...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-30-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 1,284
Posted By Tin
Yes, I like the first one too, with or without...

Yes, I like the first one too, with or without the bush in the foreground. Perhaps it is a bit better without the bush, with the picture cropped into a panoramic format.
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