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Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 3 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By CameraQuest
its very unusual for any super fast vintage lens...

its very unusual for any super fast vintage lens to perform better at the same apertures as a slower lens by the same manufacturer. Usually by mid or small apertures both lenses will be very close....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 3 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By CameraQuest
The 85/1.5 Nikkor is usually considered the best...

The 85/1.5 Nikkor is usually considered the best performing of the 3 fast 1960's 85/1.5's including the 85/1.5 Canon and 85/1.5 Summarex.

To my eyes, its also the best looking of those 3 by a wide...
Forum: RFF News 3 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By CameraQuest
Japan sends in troops after deadly typhoon floods towns, threatens more damage

Best wishes to all our friends in Japan - the damage looks horrific

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/japan-sends-in-troops-after-deadly-typhoon-floods-towns-threatens-more-damage/ar-AAIGKgS
Forum: RFF News 5 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By CameraQuest
Has Flickr / Yahoo sold your Photos for AI Facial Recognition?

The New York Times

"How Photos of Your Kids Are
Powering Surveillance Technology
Millions of Flickr images were sucked into
a database called MegaFace. Now some
of those faces may have the ability...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By CameraQuest
Nikon Rangefinder 21/4 Updated Page

https://cameraquest.com/jpg6/NRF_21_4_feet_10-68a.jpg

Just finished updating my Nikon rangefinder 21mm f/4 page

https://cameraquest.com/nrf_21_4.htm (https://cameraquest.com/nrf_21_4.htm)
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 327
Posted By CameraQuest
Oct 3 Windows Emergency Update!

Just released a few days ago, but not getting much press
Update ASAP !! Windows 7 and later

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/microsoft-pushes-out-emergency-windows-patch-update-now

Stephen
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 5,705
Posted By CameraQuest
Wonderful news. Congrats!

Wonderful news. Congrats!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 2,356
Posted By CameraQuest
What is doable, maybe, is keeping existing MF...

What is doable, maybe, is keeping existing MF cameras working and taking pics for the next 50 years.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,101
Posted By CameraQuest
I've made a huge mistake...

The OP of I've made a huge mistake... thread
requested its deletion, however he brought up some interesting points.

Feel free to continue discussing the issues if you like.

Stephen
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-17-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 800
Posted By CameraQuest
it would be a big help if you identified the lens...

it would be a big help if you identified the lens you are talking about,
and posted in the correct forum

Thanks
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-15-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,136
Posted By CameraQuest
if i recall correctly, Rollei advertised it as...

if i recall correctly, Rollei advertised it as German glass identical to the Rollei 35 40/2.8 lens

while the lens barrel looks like it was made by Cosina
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-15-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,136
Posted By CameraQuest
If you want small size, light weight, and a...

If you want small size, light weight, and a vintage look
get the original CL's 40 summicron, or its Rokkor brother

if you want the best performing modern image lens get the faster Voigtlander 40/1.2
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 08-14-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,189
Posted By CameraQuest
Johnny Depp as Gene Smith in upcoming movie

https://variety.com/2019/film/news/johnny-depp-war-photographer-w-eugene-smith-minamata-1203124773/

“Minamata” by director Andrew Levitas

notice the Minolta - that is what he was shooting then...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 08-11-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,007
Posted By CameraQuest
great thread idea

great thread idea
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-29-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By CameraQuest
there are craftspeople who can do expert...

there are craftspeople who can do expert repaints. I think this is one example. The paint looks too new for this vintage camera.

Enough new parts available to assemble this camera after all...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-18-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By CameraQuest
I once was in a college debate saying that the...

I once was in a college debate saying that the money on the space program was not well spent

- ie it could have been better spent on planet earth needs

I am still not sure what the truth of that...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-18-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By CameraQuest
wow Shutterbug ads DEFINED USA camera sales from...

wow

Shutterbug ads DEFINED USA camera sales from the 1970's to late 90s -
until internet camera sales became an unexpected hit
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-18-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,755
Posted By CameraQuest
Great Winogrand NYC Exhibition - The Man Who Took A Million Photos

The Man Who Took A Million Photos (http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20190716-the-man-who-took-1-million-photos)

I wish I was in NY to see this
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 07-16-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By CameraQuest
it would also be a really good idea for anyone...

it would also be a really good idea for anyone using the classifieds to read the classified guidelines

see http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost-classifieds/index.php?cat=1

about halfway down...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-14-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By CameraQuest
The SC and MC are the same, for the same version...

The SC and MC are the same, for the same version and same condition.

I am selling the Version 1 SC for $529 on closeout, a used Version 1 SC at $429, and a new Version 2 at $649

Best,
Stephen
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-14-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By CameraQuest
Great Robert Frank Article - how he changed America

worth the read

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-photographer-who-captured-america-s-dark-side?utm_source=pocket-newtab
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 07-14-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 2,037
Posted By CameraQuest
Jon is a professional Japanese to English...

Jon is a professional Japanese to English Translator.

I trust Jon's take on what is the most accurate translation.

Stephen
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 07-13-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 2,037
Posted By CameraQuest
I agree with Jon. Nikon does not need...

I agree with Jon.

Nikon does not need inspiration from Leica.

Stephen
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-12-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By CameraQuest
A new MP finder can be installed into the M5....

A new MP finder can be installed into the M5.

not cheap, but a great solution.

Stephen
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-08-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 5,705
Posted By CameraQuest
Wonderful Chris! Congrats to both of you!

Wonderful Chris!

Congrats to both of you!
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-26-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5,045
Posted By CameraQuest
hmm. reading this thread is one place

hmm. reading this thread is one place
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-26-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5,045
Posted By CameraQuest
I think the M-E is a great addition to the Leica...

I think the M-E is a great addition to the Leica lineup. A lower cost Leica M entry point has long been needed. I hope the M-E (or another lower cost M) becomes standard production.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-24-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1,217
Posted By CameraQuest
it does not appear to be chrome

it does not appear to be chrome
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-24-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1,217
Posted By CameraQuest
New Voigtlander 75mm f1.5 $999

Now taking PREORDERS and DEPOSITS for late July delivery
silver or black, hood included

I handled this a few months ago at the factory. It is a very sweet handling lens.


ORDER HERE...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-23-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 810
Posted By CameraQuest
Most of the time Quality Light Metric in...

Most of the time Quality Light Metric in Hollywood California can repair or replace your selenium meter cells

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Quality-Light-Metric/554305868044042
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-22-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 853
Posted By CameraQuest
I was not saying camera 951 sold at auction I...

I was not saying camera 951 sold at auction

I was saying this (another) Leica Elmax sold at auction for the purpose of comparison

Stephen
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-22-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 853
Posted By CameraQuest
That is weird. No URL for a specific...

That is weird. No URL for a specific item.

Search Elmax and you will find it.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-22-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 853
Posted By CameraQuest
this Leica A Elmax sold at Leitz Auction a few...

this Leica A Elmax sold at Leitz Auction a few weeks ago
https://www.leitz-auction.com/auction/en/auctions/auction33
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-21-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 2,447
Posted By CameraQuest
Ruben started this thread in 2006 $174 was the...

Ruben started this thread in 2006
$174 was the price then, for the model 1.

They have proven to be incredibly reliable, almost repair free.

That said, Huss, something is wrong or broken with your...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-18-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,361
Posted By CameraQuest
He has been having great production problems. I...

He has been having great production problems. I have them in stock.

also the next shipment of Nikon / Contax Rangefinder to M adapters is in transit...
Forum: Travel 06-15-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By CameraQuest
I loved staying at the CitizenM Tower of London. ...

I loved staying at the CitizenM Tower of London. Get a room overlooking the ... Tower of London. Wonderful experience.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-06-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 2,060
Posted By CameraQuest
Wonderful Goodies at Leitz Auction Tomorrow! June 8th

Westlicht Auctions has a new name, Leitz Auction !
The first under the Leitz name will be held in Wetzlar.

See ALL the Goodies HERE!...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-05-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 982
Posted By CameraQuest
of those choices, I would keep the M4 and the...

of those choices,
I would keep the M4 and the M9
never liked the M7, that is why I sold it

Best,
Stephen
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-02-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 888
Posted By CameraQuest
the topic reminds me of some net Leica experts...

the topic reminds me of some net Leica experts

"I hate answering Leica questions, but....I know nothing about Leica"
Forum: RFF News 05-31-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 625
Posted By CameraQuest
Microsoft Windows 7 or earlier Crucial Update

Update PCs Running Older Version of Windows Immediately - LifeHacker

"Those of you who are still running Windows 7 or earlier need to install critical patches that fix a recently-discovered security...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,914
Posted By CameraQuest
my M5 with the MP viewfinder is just fine :)

my M5 with the MP viewfinder is just fine :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,914
Posted By CameraQuest
click bait The real purpose is increasing web...

click bait

The real purpose is increasing web traffic - which of course it is.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-28-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,414
Posted By CameraQuest
yep. some bean counters at Leica are getting...

yep.
some bean counters at Leica are getting happy about sold out Kravitz stuff
without realizing the damage that is being done to the brand
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 05-26-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By CameraQuest
when you log in, click "stay logged in" seems to...

when you log in, click "stay logged in"
seems to work best with safari and firefox

of course that can vary with the version you are using
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 05-22-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,021
Posted By CameraQuest
hmm. someone mentioned to me that Digiloyd loved...

hmm.
someone mentioned to me that Digiloyd loved M lenses on the S1 --
???
Forum: RFF News 05-22-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By CameraQuest
I like the Foca rangefinders because they are so...

I like the Foca rangefinders because they are so unbelievably strange, and so unknown in the US.
I have NEVER seen a Foca rangefinder WITH a set of lenses at any US camera show or camera shop!
I...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-22-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,228
Posted By CameraQuest
Well Done! Stephen

Well Done!

Stephen
Forum: RFF News 05-21-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By CameraQuest
New Pany Nikon Foca Forums

We now have new forums on

Panasonic SR1 Series (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?forumid=241)

Nikon Mirrorless...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 05-15-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By CameraQuest
Fuji Closeout Sale

CameraQuest is getting out of the Fuji business.

This is not a reflection of Fuji products, which I remain a huge fan of.

Please see https://shop.cameraquest.com/fuji-close-out-sale/

Best,
Stephen
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-13-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 3,975
Posted By CameraQuest
I've handled it. The new 75/1.5 is small,...

I've handled it. The new 75/1.5 is small, lightweight, great handling, with a very short close up to infinity throw. Gorgeous.
Small 58mm filter size.

No ETA or price info yet.

Stephen
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-11-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 370
Posted By CameraQuest
1914 Multi-Exposure Simplex Model B the first commercially sold 35mm full frame

https://cameraquest.com/jpg7/simplex_ur_20.jpg

-- The Simplex B with UR-Leica replica

While the Leica A of 1925 was the first commercially successful 35mm still camera, many 35mm...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-04-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,854
Posted By CameraQuest
Steve Huff Review 35mm f/2 Ultron

https://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2019/05/04/the-voigtlander-35-f-2-ultron-review-vintage-perfection/
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 05-02-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 715
Posted By CameraQuest
GREAT FAKE Black SP, S36, S250 Motors $8000

Found these in Tokyo

The quality is quite high. Certainly good enough to fool the newbie.

The motors seem to be modified F36 and F250...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-21-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,322
Posted By CameraQuest
Leica moves to distance itself itself from Tiananmen video

I don't think so.

REUTERS

Germany's Leica moves to distance itself from Tiananmen video...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-20-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,322
Posted By CameraQuest
This would not have been approved by Leica...

This would not have been approved by Leica Corporate.

Its most likely a mistake by a local PR dept.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 04-15-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 877
Posted By CameraQuest
fairly sure the fake S250 and S36 motors and...

fairly sure the fake S250 and S36 motors and their plates are modified from the F versions.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 04-15-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 877
Posted By CameraQuest
nope, not yet

nope, not yet
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 04-15-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 877
Posted By CameraQuest
GREAT FAKE Nikon S250 Motors!

I am in Tokyo, making the camera shop roundsl

Someone is turning out very nice fake S250 motors as well as S36 motors.

pics once I get back to the states.

Would you believe a black Nikon SP...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 18,974
Posted By CameraQuest
A sad day. Godspeed. Stephen

A sad day. Godspeed.

Stephen
Forum: RFF News 04-07-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 5,994
Posted By CameraQuest
Folks, what is happening on this? Thanks, Stephen

Folks, what is happening on this?

Thanks,
Stephen
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-07-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 4,373
Posted By CameraQuest
Nope. The Voigtlander winders were made by...

Nope.

The Voigtlander winders were made by Voigtlander.

moving this to the Voigtlander forum.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 04-07-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 13,076
Posted By CameraQuest
some images designs are missing in this thread...

some images designs are missing in this thread now.

didn't someone submit a design using Tom's Copyright notice signature ?


Stephen
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-07-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 4,373
Posted By CameraQuest
Rapidwinder.com can fix a Rapidwinder for...

Rapidwinder.com can fix a Rapidwinder for you.

Stephen
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 04-07-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 1,394
Posted By CameraQuest
The Rapidwinder II was made in many finishes,...

The Rapidwinder II was made in many finishes, both for the M6 and M2.

Likewise the M2 Rapidwinder II was also made in chrome and black paint.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-02-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 18,974
Posted By CameraQuest
Very sad news indeed. The camera world won't be...

Very sad news indeed.

The camera world won't be the same without him.

Godspeed.

Stephen
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 03-29-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 1,091
Posted By CameraQuest
Tuulikki CAN get Rapidwinders repaired, just...

Tuulikki CAN get Rapidwinders repaired, just contact her.

And yes, of course RapidWinder.com is still in business.

Stephen
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-11-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,090
Posted By CameraQuest
make friends with a friendly dependable Leica...

make friends with a friendly dependable Leica dealer
aka Tony Rose at Popflash
ask him those questions

hint, its too top secret to publish on the net
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-25-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 10,867
Posted By CameraQuest
New Voigtlander Vintage Leica M Lenses $799 USA

New Voigtlander Vintage Leica M Lenses $799 USA

21mm f/3.5 Color Skoptar (https://shop.cameraquest.com/voigtlander-leica-mount-lenses/voigtlander-21mm-f/3.5-color-skopar-leica-m/)

35mm f/2 Ultron ...
Forum: RFF News 01-22-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,303
Posted By CameraQuest
nope, not even close.

nope, not even close.
Forum: RFF News 01-21-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,303
Posted By CameraQuest
Canon R # 1 Mirrorless in Japan Home Market

This surprises me. To be more exact, I'm shocked.

According to this article, the Canon R made Canon the #1 mirrorless sales leader in Japan, beating out Sony, Nikon, Fuji, Olympus - everyone...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 01-14-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 2,010
Posted By CameraQuest
His books are superb, must haves for classic...

His books are superb, must haves for classic camera fans.

Godspeed

Stephen
Forum: Nikon RF 01-10-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,661
Posted By CameraQuest
Nikon MIGHT if there are more classic remakes. ...

Nikon MIGHT if there are more classic remakes.

Unlikely, but possible.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-10-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By CameraQuest
nope. Nikon mount is more likely. That you...

nope.

Nikon mount is more likely. That you could adapt to live view digital M's.

Stephen
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,461
Posted By CameraQuest
Nikon F Tick Lenses

these are the early Nikon F lenses that you should never modify

- the earliest lenses made for the 1959 Nikon F

https://cameraquest.com/nftick.htm
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 01-06-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 6,648
Posted By CameraQuest
Dechert download links back up

Dechert download links back up
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-05-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 653
Posted By CameraQuest
lens finder blockage started being a topic when...

lens finder blockage started being a topic when SLR people who were not used to shooting rangefinders started to expand their writings about rangefinders.

A historically none issue became an issue...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-04-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,461
Posted By CameraQuest
Find out what lens versions you have. Most are...

Find out what lens versions you have.
Most are very common, some are very rare and expensive.
Don't modify the rare ones.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-02-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,714
Posted By CameraQuest
its most likely every camera type has been...

its most likely every camera type has been considered by Leica,
but no medium format prototypes or plans have been publicly shared.

Stephen
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-13-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,005
Posted By CameraQuest
Because it was made by Cosina. The FM2 was made...

Because it was made by Cosina.

The FM2 was made by Nikon, not Cosina.

Stephen
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 12-10-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By CameraQuest
Great work and valuable information!

Great work and valuable information!
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 12-05-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By CameraQuest
spammers sometime try sending as many PMs as fast...

spammers sometime try sending as many PMs as fast as they can.
the time limit slows them down a lot.

Stephen
Forum: RFF News 12-02-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 5,994
Posted By CameraQuest
looks good to me. what I can provide is all the...

looks good to me.
what I can provide is all the posts,
sorted by the forum they were posted in.

of course a search of them will also bring up whatever subjects you might be searching for.

Stephen
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-30-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By CameraQuest
Brian Wolfe RIP BPW Limited Classiccameras.us

Sometimes you lose track of friends, only to find out later they have passed on.
I last talked with Brian in June 2014 about an unusual Leica R4 body that may have been engraved for the 1984...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-30-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 290
Posted By CameraQuest
Voigtlander NRF Lens Sale!

3 Voigtlander Nikon Rangefinder Lenses are on sale!

SC 21/4 with viewfinder $419 to $299
SC 25/4 with viewfinder $419 to $299
S 50/3.5 Heliar $449 to $299

CLICK HERE TO SEE THEM...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-26-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 668
Posted By CameraQuest
change the variables 1) install on a difference...

change the variables

1) install on a difference computer

2) install a different 5400 on your computer

3) install different version of software
Forum: RFF News 11-19-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 5,994
Posted By CameraQuest
Folks, I've been occupied with lots of stuff,...

Folks,

I've been occupied with lots of stuff, but lately the local wild fires were a problem and kept my focus elsewhere.

Now things are starting get back to normal.

Stephen
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-14-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 2,306
Posted By CameraQuest
Voigtlander 50mm f/1.2 M Back In Stock

After more than a month, the very popular Voigtlander 50/1.2 M ASPH is back in stock $1059

https://shop.cameraquest.com/voigtlander-leica-mount-lenses/voigtlander-50mm-f/1.2-leica-m-asph/

Thanks...
Forum: RFF News 10-28-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 5,994
Posted By CameraQuest
folks, this is a new topic to me too - so I am no...

folks, this is a new topic to me too - so I am no expert what can be done or the best way to do it.

yes, we can export the posts, but they would still have to be considered in the context of the...
Forum: RFF News 10-27-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 5,994
Posted By CameraQuest
Tom Abrahamsson Knowledge Base Volunteers Wanted!

Tom A was famous for generously sharing his bountiful photographic knowledge.

We at RFF are fortunate that most of Tom's writings are on RFF.

Tom's thoughts and knowledge are spread over 6071...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-22-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By CameraQuest
Unless you are already experienced and successful...

Unless you are already experienced and successful in camera repair,
its foolish to risk damage on a Leica M trying to be cheap on a professional RF adjustment.

No doubt some will tell you how easy...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-22-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,935
Posted By CameraQuest
I bet DAG could install an advance lever on any...

I bet DAG could install an advance lever on any digital M body

M10-DAG
Forum: RFF News 10-21-2018
Replies: 151
Views: 8,570
Posted By CameraQuest
Follow PixiiCamera on...

Follow PixiiCamera on Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/pixiicamera/

why? Pixii's interaction with the public
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-21-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By CameraQuest
Follow PixiiCamera on Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/pixiicamera/

why? Pixii's interaction with the public
Forum: RFF News 10-21-2018
Replies: 151
Views: 8,570
Posted By CameraQuest
I know someone involved with the Pixii...

I know someone involved with the Pixii project.

It might turn out better than most are expecting.

Stephen
Forum: RFF News 10-20-2018
Replies: 151
Views: 8,570
Posted By CameraQuest
Folks, this thread is about an important new...

Folks,

this thread is about an important new French camera,
not French cars.

Please stay on topic.

Thanks
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-19-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,425
Posted By CameraQuest
I don't think another Kronost. I know these...

I don't think another Kronost.

I know these guys.

Stephen
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-19-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,952
Posted By CameraQuest
Those 3 choices are really about the the camera...

Those 3 choices are really about the the camera system you want.

All are excellent of course, but different.

The Canon FD system will allow you to mount more adapted lens mounts.

The Nikon...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 790
Posted By CameraQuest
Meyer Optik KickStarter goes KABOOM

Belly up time, deposits gone

https://petapixel.com/2018/10/17/if-you-backed-a-meyer-optik-gorlitz-on-kickstarter-your-money-is-gone/
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-18-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 518
Posted By CameraQuest
Open SX70 Project - Hacks to Upgrade Polaroid SX70

this looks like great news for all SX70 owners \
https://opensx70.com/#
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-17-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By CameraQuest
maybe a link to that program ?

maybe a link to that program ?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-16-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,935
Posted By CameraQuest
Its not retro enough. I'm waiting for the...

Its not retro enough.

I'm waiting for the pre-brassed chrome Lenny Kravitz M-10 LK Special Edition
That does not take batteries or cards.

Made in Stalingrad of course.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 10-14-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1,213
Posted By CameraQuest
Alas, no M mount version has been...

Alas, no M mount version has been announced.

Stephen
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 10-11-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1,213
Posted By CameraQuest
Voigtlander 21mm f/3.5 FE $699 IN STOCK

The new Sony FE mount Voigtlander 21mm f/3.5 lens is now available for sale at $699. It is a completely new optical formula, optimized for Sony mirrorless sensors.


CLICK HERE FOR PICS ON...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-07-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 2,059
Posted By CameraQuest
Nikon Rangefinders are quite simply more trouble...

Nikon Rangefinders are quite simply more trouble free than Leica film rangefinders.

Take a good look at the Nikon S2 Black dial. Great with a 50, and you always have the option of other...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-25-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 739
Posted By CameraQuest
Will the new Panasonic Lumix S series give Sony real competition?

title says it all

the claims are certainly impressive

https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/25/17897454/panasonic-full-frame-mirrorless-camera-photokina-2018
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-25-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,556
Posted By CameraQuest
Panasonic seems to be going Sony Alpha hunting...

Panasonic seems to be going Sony Alpha hunting full bore

https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/25/17897454/panasonic-full-frame-mirrorless-camera-photokina-2018
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-15-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By CameraQuest
Bill Cunningham - New York Times Fashion Photog

well done New York Times Article

https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2018/09/15/647151129/bill-cunningham-a-memoir-of-style-on-all-levels-high-and-low
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-15-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By CameraQuest
Amadeo makes no LTM adapters for that, but does...

Amadeo makes no LTM adapters for that,
but does make a great M...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-13-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 4,381
Posted By CameraQuest
the 50/1.2 is surprisingly light and compact...

the 50/1.2 is surprisingly light and compact compared to other fast...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-13-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 20,025
Posted By CameraQuest
the 50/1.2 is surprisingly light and compact...

the 50/1.2 is surprisingly light and compact compared to other fast...
Forum: Leica SL 09-12-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2,973
Posted By CameraQuest
Leica blew it with the SL when they designed SL...

Leica blew it with the SL when they designed SL lenses the size of a bus.
Nikon is repeating that mistake with the Z 58mm.

The SL body is very nice,
but I much prefer the M10-P with the optional...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-11-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,571
Posted By CameraQuest
Fuji XT-3 Will It Live Up to the Hype?

Title says it all --

opinions?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-08-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,398
Posted By CameraQuest
not by a long shot not sure this is either...

not by a long shot
not sure this is either...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-08-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,340
Posted By CameraQuest
I hope you are checking that curb daily - let us...

I hope you are checking that curb daily -
let us know what Leicas they throw away!
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-07-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,370
Posted By CameraQuest
do a search for craigslist robbery its all too...

do a search for craigslist robbery
its all too common
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-07-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,340
Posted By CameraQuest
wow, that is a GREAT find!

wow, that is a GREAT find!
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-07-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,370
Posted By CameraQuest
the problem with craigslist if that you never...

the problem with craigslist if that you never know
if the "buyer" is bringing money or a loaded gun

that's a chance I would never take
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-07-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,612
Posted By CameraQuest
the M10 and the even better M10-P are certainly...

the M10 and the even better M10-P are certainly expensive
yet they are by far the most advanced rangefinder cameras ever produced.

They are a great way to go and worth the price,
yet not everyone...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-06-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,325
Posted By CameraQuest
whatever questions you have about a repair should...

whatever questions you have about a repair should be addressed to the repair shop.

guesses by people who did not examine the lens before and after the repair
is a waste of time
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-05-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 700
Posted By CameraQuest
what computer, operating system, and browser are...

what computer, operating system, and browser are you using?
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 09-03-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 4,227
Posted By CameraQuest
Hey folks, if you want to attend, make plans! I...

Hey folks,
if you want to attend,
make plans!

I will be there. Join us!

Mailing address:
RJR Publishing Inc.
PO Box 3213
Munster, IN 46321
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-02-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By CameraQuest
"Screw fell off from front of Leica M4" damned...

"Screw fell off from front of Leica M4"

damned cheap Leicas :)
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-01-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,456
Posted By CameraQuest
the Voigtlander f/.95 set - 10.5mm, 17.5mm, 25mm,...

the Voigtlander f/.95 set - 10.5mm, 17.5mm, 25mm, 42.5mm

are all very popular, especially for video

Stephen
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-01-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 20,025
Posted By CameraQuest
for those not aware the 50/1.2 is available at...

for those not aware
the 50/1.2 is available at $1049


ORDER HERE (https://shop.cameraquest.com/index.php?p=catalog&mode=search&search_in=all&search_str=%2250mm+f%2F1.2+Nokton%22)
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-31-2018
Replies: 121
Views: 4,806
Posted By CameraQuest
Just start more photo discussions. There are no...

Just start more photo discussions.
There are no rules against it!
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-31-2018
Replies: 121
Views: 4,806
Posted By CameraQuest
A few key decisions shaped RFF along the way. 1)...

A few key decisions shaped RFF along the way.

1) would RFF remain film only, or embrace digital?
As Leica started making digital cameras, RFF started talking about them.

2) would RFF remain only...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-29-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,772
Posted By CameraQuest
Overall the new Z's don't seem to be getting a...

Overall the new Z's don't seem to be getting a good reception by the large majority of reviewers.

I'm disappointed Nikon did not hit this one out of the park.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-29-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 974
Posted By CameraQuest
When checking a RF for "infinity" focus on...

When checking a RF for "infinity"
focus on something a mile or farther away.

Stephen
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-28-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 4,381
Posted By CameraQuest
Erik, Not sure what point you are attempting to...

Erik,

Not sure what point you are attempting to make,
but you are wrong if are trying to imply Cosina listed an incorrect weight.

I have handled the lens. It is substantially smaller and lighter...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,322
Posted By CameraQuest
Ebay 15% Discount TODAY 8/28/18 to $100

"eBay is hosting a day-long sale that takes 15 percent off of everything you have in your cart.
Ending tonight at 1AM ET, August 29th,
the offer code PREGAME15
is your one-time use coupon that...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-28-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 4,381
Posted By CameraQuest
New 2018 Voigtlander 50mm f/1.2 Nokton Leica M ASPH $1059

https://cameraquest.com/jpg8/voigt_5012_proto_a_.jpg

The new Voigtlander 50/1.2 ASPH is now available at $1059

ORDER HERE - PRE ORDER TOWARDS THE NEXT SHIPMENT IF WE ARE SOLD OUT AT THE MOMENT ...
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-27-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 3,156
Posted By CameraQuest
interesting indeed. A picture may be a thousand...

interesting indeed.

A picture may be a thousand words,
but a word is likewise a thousand pictures.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-27-2018
Replies: 65
Views: 2,950
Posted By CameraQuest
I don't think so. Leica has no reason to claim a...

I don't think so. Leica has no reason to claim a new shutter if there is no new shutter.
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-27-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 3,156
Posted By CameraQuest
The basic problem of discussing poltical...

The basic problem of discussing poltical photographs is keeping the politics out of the discussion as much as possible.

Everyone has political views, whatever they are.

Too easily such...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-24-2018
Replies: 65
Views: 2,950
Posted By CameraQuest
I handled an M10-P its incredibly quiet, about...

I handled an M10-P
its incredibly quiet, about half as noisy as a M10
plus the traditional Leica top plate engraving
a very nicely done camera
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-23-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,772
Posted By CameraQuest
it will be more than interesting to see M mount...

it will be more than interesting
to see M mount lenses adapted to the new Nikons
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-22-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By CameraQuest
you need to show the information on the filter...

you need to show the information on the filter ring
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 08-22-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 785
Posted By CameraQuest
most of the site is secure, https Logins and...

most of the site is secure, https
Logins and Paypal are secure.

the linked jpgs on other sites are not secure,
and there is no practical way for us to make them secure

Stephen
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-19-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,153
Posted By CameraQuest
It couldn't be genuine, its missing the ikonic...

It couldn't be genuine,

its missing the ikonic German military engraving

"Adolf loves Eva".
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-16-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,569
Posted By CameraQuest
the Canon film bodies take take more lenses via...

the Canon film bodies take take more lenses via adapters,

likewise Nikon F lenses are more adaptable to different film bodies.

both lens families of course are adaptable to mirrorless bodies.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-15-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,772
Posted By CameraQuest
personally I don't see any full frame mirrorless...

personally I don't see any full frame mirrorless cameras
that I would call "a great camera."

I think Nikon could redefine the existing marketplace with a great design,
time will tell
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-14-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 858
Posted By CameraQuest
Welcome All Ye Nikon Faithful!

The Nikon Mirrorless forum is open and listening to the heartfelt thoughts of all Nikon lovers.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-09-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 5,908
Posted By CameraQuest
Wonderful indeed!

Wonderful indeed!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-08-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,576
Posted By CameraQuest
Call Tony at Popflash.com great service, super...

Call Tony at Popflash.com

great service, super helpful
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 08-06-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2,139
Posted By CameraQuest
not so fast M bodies can shoot all of your LTM...

not so fast

M bodies can shoot all of your LTM lenses with a LTM to M adapter

the 7/7s finder is excellent,
but all of the Leica M finders are much better.

I have owned all of the film M's and 95%...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-02-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By CameraQuest
You most likely can still order the proper screws...

You most likely can still order the proper screws from Leica.

Hope you are an experienced lens tech.

A 80/1.4 R is a terrible thing to waste as a learning experience.
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-02-2018
Replies: 137
Views: 12,669
Posted By CameraQuest
Not everyone remembers their opinion is no...

Not everyone remembers their opinion is no better, no worse
than everyone else's either.
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-02-2018
Replies: 137
Views: 12,669
Posted By CameraQuest
interesting. care to elaborate?

interesting.

care to elaborate?
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-31-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By CameraQuest
price it high ... you already decided not to take...

price it high ...
you already decided not to take it
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-30-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,398
Posted By CameraQuest
If you have a rangefinder with TTL flash, go for...

If you have a rangefinder with TTL flash, go for it.

If not, I would not aggravate myself.

Instead enjoy shooting natural light.

Stephen
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 07-27-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,772
Posted By CameraQuest
I expect Nikon to make a mirrorless better than...

I expect Nikon to make a mirrorless better than the competition.

Even if everything else was equal, Nikon's menu and flash systems would be enough for Sony owners to switch. Add to that a...
Forum: RFF News 07-27-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 3,562
Posted By CameraQuest
Fuji Considering Bringing back B/W FILM

Apparently not official yet,
but apparently at least a possibiity

https://www.diyphotography.net/fujifilm-may-bring-back-black-white-films-yes-really/
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-26-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 5,705
Posted By CameraQuest
Wow Chris, I am so happy for you and your...

Wow Chris,

I am so happy for you and your son.

Indeed, this is one of the best and happiest stories ever shared on RFF.

Thank you for sharing.

Stephen
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-22-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 758
Posted By CameraQuest
the Bessa II has a typically 1950's squinty...

the Bessa II has a typically 1950's squinty viewfinder. OK if without glasses, irritating with glasses.

You will be much happier with the great viewfinders on the Bessa 667 or Bessa 667W.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-14-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 2,978
Posted By CameraQuest
Of those choices, unless you need the pro...

Of those choices, unless you need the pro features of the F4 or F6,
I would buy one FM2 and one FE-2
both are much smaller and CLE like
and use the extra $ to buy more classic cameras
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-12-2018
Replies: 107
Views: 3,654
Posted By CameraQuest
OK kids keep it on topic don't beat up on each...

OK kids
keep it on topic
don't beat up on each other
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-12-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 1,724
Posted By CameraQuest
A camera with lots more features than any...

A camera with lots more features than any mentioned so far, very reliable

is a Canon T90 with the M42 to FD adapter.

you lose auto diaphragm, but gain so much more its well worth the trade

lots...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-10-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,060
Posted By CameraQuest
would be techs in search of an audience make...

would be techs in search of an audience make Voigtlander Bessa RF adjustments sound easy.

Hardly a month goes by without getting at least one DIYSelfer who has damaged his Bessa rangefinder ...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 07-08-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2,411
Posted By CameraQuest
bump for those who did not notice this thread

bump for those who did not notice this thread
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 07-08-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,031
Posted By CameraQuest
Leica Mooly Motors by Jim Lager

Leica Motor MOOLY

The spring wound Leica Motor MOOLY joined the Leica System in 1938.Leitz Wetzlar prepared
a four page leaflet 7827 January 1939 explaining this useful accessory. During and after...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-04-2018
Replies: 86
Views: 4,295
Posted By CameraQuest
After some thought, I have re-edited my post. ...

After some thought, I have re-edited my post.

Best to All,
Stephen
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-01-2018
Replies: 86
Views: 4,295
Posted By CameraQuest
In reading over this thread I get the impression...

In reading over this thread I get the impression that some are just giving him a hard time. I appreciate Roger's civility in response, that would be difficult for some. BTW, for anyone concerned...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-30-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By CameraQuest
New Firmware Updates: M10, Q, CL, TL, T/TL

Leica just released firmware updates for the
M10, Q, CL, TL, T/TL 6/30/18 (http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2018/06/29/99829/)

Do you want to be among first to update?

hmm, not me.

I'll wait a...
Forum: RFF News 06-29-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2,655
Posted By CameraQuest
I was told that hatch was to load the nuclear...

I was told that hatch was to load the nuclear shells into the # 2 magazine. Whatever loading/storage mechanism was once there might be long removed by now.
Forum: RFF News 06-23-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2,655
Posted By CameraQuest
I toured the New Jersey and Missouri at...

I toured the New Jersey and Missouri at Bremerton, 1998 I think. The person in charge of their preservation pointed out the New Jersey's hatch modification.
The Missouri did not have it. Will...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-22-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 7,636
Posted By CameraQuest
I like the MDa, its like a Voigtlander Bessa T ...

I like the MDa, its like a Voigtlander Bessa T :)

without the LED silicon meter
without the long base adjustable diopter rangefinder
without the swing open back
without the film ID window...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-22-2018
Replies: 61
Views: 2,612
Posted By CameraQuest
just check out this sub forum, 27 threads on...

just check out this sub forum,
27 threads on most any screw mount camera topic.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-22-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 956
Posted By CameraQuest
The final series R2M / R3M / R4M are predictably...

The final series R2M / R3M / R4M are predictably the better choices - as they are the last and most improved over previous designs. They also have much quieter shutters than previous cameras. ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-20-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 2,412
Posted By CameraQuest
CineStill Df96 Monobath - any experience ?

"CineStill Df96 Monobath is the World’s Fastest B&W Film Process"

3 Minute Developing

https://petapixel.com/2018/06/19/cinestill-df96-monobath-is-the-worlds-fastest-and-easiest-bw-process/
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-19-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,153
Posted By CameraQuest
hmm, those are not just black and green those...

hmm, those are not just black and green
those are the special limited edition anniversary models (https://cameraquest.com/voig101.htm)

good for you!

Stephen
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-19-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 16,151
Posted By CameraQuest
if you have one of the recent Leica digitals with...

if you have one of the recent Leica digitals with live view
focusing SLR lenses could not be much easier
even easier than that if you add the digital ...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-15-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 3,111
Posted By CameraQuest
wow, I guess I've just been lucky. The only...

wow, I guess I've just been lucky.

The only buyers and sellers that have cheated me are English speaking Caucasians.

Thread closed.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-13-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 4,261
Posted By CameraQuest
There ought to be a Leica M10 Law that Says..

EVERY Leica fan MUST have their own M10 .. its that good.

No M10 can NOT be sold without the M10's digital visoflex ... the options that visoflex adds are HUGE.

EVERY M10 owner MUST also own and...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-12-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 896
Posted By CameraQuest
The 10mm Voigtlander is made in Leica M and Sony...

The 10mm Voigtlander is made in Leica M and Sony E, never in M39.
Neither are adaptable to Nikon rangefinders -- the lens back focus will not allow it.

Voigtlander discontinued their Nikon S mount...
Forum: RFF News 06-11-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2,655
Posted By CameraQuest
my info was incorrect, the Iowa was also so...

my info was incorrect, the Iowa was also so modified

http://navweaps.com/Weapons/WNUS_16-50_mk7.php#ammonote6

"A total of fifty Mark 23 "Katie" nuclear projectiles were produced during the 1950s...
Forum: RFF News 06-11-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2,655
Posted By CameraQuest
The New Jersey and Wisconsin were modified for...

The New Jersey and Wisconsin were modified for nuclear sabat style projectiles. Those hatches were for loading the atomic projectiles into the # 2 turret. No doubt their are other # 2 turret...
Forum: RFF News 06-10-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2,655
Posted By CameraQuest
Actually the Bremerton weather is wonderful for...

Actually the Bremerton weather is wonderful for ship storage. The Missouri was stored there for decades with next to no exterior rust thanks to the clean, almost spring water rains.

The New...
Forum: RFF News 06-09-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2,655
Posted By CameraQuest
Japanese Surrender, DDD and Nikon Connections

We all connected.

A combat photographer at Okinawa, David Douglas Duncan photographed the Japanese surrender ending WWII aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo bay.

There he met Life staff...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-02-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 4,127
Posted By CameraQuest
Avoid the ones used hard professionally. I've...

Avoid the ones used hard professionally.

I've had no problem finding nice T90's. The last one with the great T90 flash for just $50 in the RFF classifieds a few years ago. It was just too good to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-02-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 4,127
Posted By CameraQuest
The new F1 has more features compared the old...

The new F1 has more features compared the old mechanical F1, notably a lot more metering pattern options. However from a 2018 perspective, those improved features no longer look like such a big...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 05-30-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,232
Posted By CameraQuest
its probably some add on you have firefox...

its probably some add on you have

firefox generally works great for RFF
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 05-29-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 783
Posted By CameraQuest
Kodak Retina and Ektra combined forum

Kodak Ektra threads have been moved into the new,
combined Kodak Retina and Ektra forum.

There are not a lot of Ektra threads here yet,
but there will be more, a few things are in the works.

Stephen
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 05-28-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 2,193
Posted By CameraQuest
Tom A's Thoughts On Developers PDF

from the Rapidwinder site
if you missed it

http://rapidwinder.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Toms-Developers-2.pdf
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-23-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2,411
Posted By CameraQuest
Contax IIa IIIA...

Contax IIa IIIA...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-23-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2,411
Posted By CameraQuest
Contax II / III...

Contax II / III Rangefinder

https://cameraquest.com/JimLager/Jlager_Contax_II_01.jpg

Transition Contax I and Contax II brochure
Even then the Contax I had a reputation for unreliability. It took...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-23-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2,411
Posted By CameraQuest
Zeiss Contax Rangefinders by Jim Lager

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Contax I with 5cm f/1.5...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-18-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,975
Posted By CameraQuest
I am quoting what Amedeo told me. It is a bit of...

I am quoting what Amedeo told me.
It is a bit of a dilemma there are disagreements on this point -
- different back focus vs different helical pitch and everything in between --

I will ask the...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-18-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,975
Posted By CameraQuest
not true says Amedeo, maker of Contax or NRF to M...

not true says Amedeo, maker of Contax or NRF to M adapters that work correctly
according to Amedeo, strangely enough the back focus IS different, despite many other opinions to the contrary
contrary...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-14-2018
Replies: 391
Views: 84,415
Posted By CameraQuest
short term, the ZM will be the more pleasant...

short term, the ZM will be the more pleasant camera to shoot with for most -
in my view by a small margin, not a big margin

long term, the M7 will be more reliable as well as more fixable for years...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-13-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,323
Posted By CameraQuest
its a easy, intuitive camera to shoot. Just...

its a easy, intuitive camera to shoot.

Just start shooting and find your questions that way,
it won't take long to find the answers either.

Just remember to move the camera helical and the external...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-11-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By CameraQuest
Good designs, great glass for their type,...

Good designs, great glass for their type, unbelievably good leather cases, but real problems to find someone who services vintage Bessaflexes today.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-05-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By CameraQuest
SFAIK all have same glass Changing elements may...

SFAIK all have same glass

Changing elements may introduce its own problems,
I would look for one that does not need work
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 05-05-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 593
Posted By CameraQuest
try changing browsers. Firefox usually works...

try changing browsers.
Firefox usually works well
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-02-2018
Replies: 108
Views: 7,494
Posted By CameraQuest
that is a bet you would lose.

that is a bet you would lose.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-02-2018
Replies: 108
Views: 7,494
Posted By CameraQuest
except that Leica went to a new M9 sensor about a...

except that Leica went to a new M9 sensor about a year ago.
There may or may not be a corrosion problems on the new type M9 sensor.

I do agree that on the first version M9 sensor,
corrosion...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-01-2018
Replies: 108
Views: 7,494
Posted By CameraQuest
seriously? how many sources are quoted on most...

seriously?
how many sources are quoted on most rumor sites?

I am told Leica plans to kill this program in the not too distant future.

I'm sharing the info so those sitting on the fence about...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-30-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 2,834
Posted By CameraQuest
btw, the D850, new M9, and M10 sensors are made...

btw,

the D850, new M9, and M10 sensors are made by the same company
in that famous and well known little camera hamlet of ....
Israel ....
believe it or not.
likely they will be producing the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-29-2018
Replies: 108
Views: 7,494
Posted By CameraQuest
Leica a la Carte is a la Dead

Alas, the Leica a la carte program
where you would pretty much build your own custom Leica body
(for a price)
has apparently been cut off life support.

If you were about to make such an order, get...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-26-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2,792
Posted By CameraQuest
Before buying a used M9, you might want to wait...

Before buying a used M9, you might want to wait and see what the new rumored Zenit rangefinder turns out to be (or not be).

Rumors are that its based on the M9, produced in partnership with Leica.
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