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Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 729
Posted By Doug
Note that this thread has been moved to a...

Note that this thread has been moved to a newly-expanded sub-forum now retitled "Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series". Thanks for your input! :D
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Days Ago
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,035
Posted By Doug
^^ (not M.Cary's nice Ford Thunderbird!) lovely...

^^ (not M.Cary's nice Ford Thunderbird!) lovely 60-ish Porsche! And two other interesting things visible... Is that a Porsche Boxster down the street? And upper right the wheel lock may be applied by...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 2 Days Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,111
Posted By Doug
No need to invert the camera to view the aperture...

No need to invert the camera to view the aperture scale on the bottom of the lens... push the aperture ring forward a bit to unlock and rotate it 180° so that the scale on the underside is now on the...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 3 Days Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,111
Posted By Doug
The Pen FT metering setup is weird and...

The Pen FT metering setup is weird and unwieldy... :) After the FT was introduced, all new lenses had dual aperture scales, one for the actual f/stops and one for the meter numbers. These are 180...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 5 Days Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,111
Posted By Doug
Here's how my FV came, said to have had a former...

Here's how my FV came, said to have had a former scientific use...


https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=78459&d=1272494675
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 6 Days Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,242
Posted By Doug
Scientists suggest a lot of "dark matter" in the...

Scientists suggest a lot of "dark matter" in the universe, some of which maybe got on your negs... ?? I see something on your powerlines shot above, a sort of mistyness against the dark ridges......
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 6 Days Ago
Replies: 1,901
Views: 377,394
Posted By Doug
Pretty nifty... Thanks to you and others for this...

Pretty nifty... Thanks to you and others for this confirmation. Then one is easily able to switch formats at will depending on how one wishes to frame the composition; i.e. not "stuck" making panos...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,729
Views: 439,125
Posted By Doug
Welcome to RFF, Andy! You'll find some help in...

Welcome to RFF, Andy! You'll find some help in our Help / Feedback forum, in a sticky thread here:
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=117509
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 234
Posted By Doug
An APO 50mm from Voigtlander, interesting! Other...

An APO 50mm from Voigtlander, interesting! Other lens mount(s) would be useful...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By Doug
Not sure why it would not be suggested, but FWIW...

Not sure why it would not be suggested, but FWIW the OM-10 is the price-leader model made for Olympus by Cosina so the controls are a bit less Olympus-like! :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,125
Views: 293,826
Posted By Doug
^^ Nice Kawasaki... but look to the left and...

^^ Nice Kawasaki... but look to the left and beyond! Looks like a 1000cc Honda inline six! Don't see many of those around.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,901
Views: 377,394
Posted By Doug
Please excuse my lack of experience with the Fuji...

Please excuse my lack of experience with the Fuji or Hasselblad pano cams... I understand it's possible to choose 2:3 24x36 format also... can that be switched in mid-roll?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 1 Week Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,141
Posted By Doug
Good to hear, Bob... I too have a Minolta...

Good to hear, Bob... I too have a Minolta MultiPro but it's never been used. I've thought "maybe one day" but it's not looking likely.
Forum: RFF Polls 1 Week Ago
Replies: 445
Views: 75,680
Posted By Doug
PF, congrats on the M4-P! My M2 button rewind...

PF, congrats on the M4-P!

My M2 button rewind came used from a retail shop in Seattle in 1967, $150, plus a new v.1 35mm Summicron for $163.50... I haven't shot the M2 for a while, but I used the 35...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By Doug
It was Kyocera (Yashica) that made the wide range...

It was Kyocera (Yashica) that made the wide range of modern-day Contax branded cameras. I have two G2 bodies plus most lenses, and I have very much enjoyed using them. I also have a freshened-up...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,153
Posted By Doug
I agree... DAG adjusted mine (and added 6-bit...

I agree... DAG adjusted mine (and added 6-bit coding) changing the best focus from its original f/2.8 to f/2-2.2 so I can now effectively ignore the focus shift issue (used on digital). Very...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,390
Posted By Doug
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1132987962.SEQ.0.jpg

Fuji GA645Wi, Fuji Z800 at EI500
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 541
Posted By Doug
Seems more useful to have a bulk loader for 1000...

Seems more useful to have a bulk loader for 1000 feet of film... :eek: No long-roll measuring and cutting. Such an item may not be available of course. Perhaps consider a home workbench project...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 382
Views: 20,955
Posted By Doug
From last June 23....

From last June 23....
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,111
Posted By Doug
Farmers' market...

Farmers' market portrait
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1366705497.SEQ.0.jpg
Olympus Pen FV, 1.4/40mm Zuiko
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,111
Posted By Doug
Auto-body shop paint...

Auto-body shop paint stuff
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1378881029.SEQ.0.jpgOlympus Pen FV, 2.0/70mm Zuiko
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,111
Posted By Doug
Condition of the sample you find is probably more...

Condition of the sample you find is probably more important than any differences among the Pen F models. I have two FT and one FV and was a bit surprised that this FV's viewfinder isn't any brighter...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 168
Views: 5,528
Posted By Doug
Strangely enough I get similar comments, like...

Strangely enough I get similar comments, like "what's with the antique camera?" from my physician and a compliment for using a film camera from a newspaper gal smoking out back of the newspaper...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 2,417
Posted By Doug
Sounds like fun... How did that work out for you,...

Sounds like fun... How did that work out for you, Huss?

Though I have "several" cameras, I chose to bring only the Leica M-D 262 and 35mm Summicron v.1 on this snowy vacation to the Canadian...
Forum: Fuji X Series 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By Doug
Great shots of the snowy mountain scenery, and...

Great shots of the snowy mountain scenery, and congratulations on the certification. Glad the camera is ok, but that sounds like a major pain in the chest! Best wishes for full recovery.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 791
Posted By Doug
How does one decide which medium to use for which...

How does one decide which medium to use for which exposures? I understand some use film for B&W while reserving digital for color. That makes some sense to me, but raises the other issue about...
Forum: RFF Polls 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,949
Views: 1,785,123
Posted By Doug
Yes I know! Stuck in it right now in...

Yes I know! Stuck in it right now in Banff/Canmore on a vacation trip. Not driving the right car & tires for this stuff. I gather this is the edge of a system much worse in the areas further SE. But...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,022
Posted By Doug
The M240 is a fine and uniquely versatile Leica....

The M240 is a fine and uniquely versatile Leica. I explored the live view feature early-on with adapted SLR lenses but have not found it particularly useful as I have a nice SLR too. I have not used...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,144
Views: 229,521
Posted By Doug
Pixie is the largest of the three once-abandoned...

Pixie is the largest of the three once-abandoned kittens, a big fluffy girl kitty, with a gorgeous big tail. Here ~5+ months age, at first she was mostly a pale grey with faint streaks of orange,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,144
Views: 229,521
Posted By Doug
Teddy the fluffy tabby (smallest of the three...

Teddy the fluffy tabby (smallest of the three once-abandoned kittens) and his orange twin brother Popsie.
Pentax K-1 1.4/85mm Zeiss...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,144
Views: 229,521
Posted By Doug
Cassandra at age 6, adoptive mother of 3...

Cassandra at age 6, adoptive mother of 3 abandoned kittens just when they really needed her. Having once been an abandoned stray kitten herself she knows what it's like...
Pentax K-1 1.4/85mm Zeiss...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 692
Sticky: 6x9 photos Only
Views: 244,300
Posted By Doug
Smith Rock and the Crooked River... interesting...

Smith Rock and the Crooked River... interesting area. :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 382
Views: 20,955
Posted By Doug
While the bayonet Pentax filters are convenient,...

While the bayonet Pentax filters are convenient, if you have them, standard screw-in filters fit and work fine. :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,035
Posted By Doug
Looks great, Charles! Congrats on the fine...

Looks great, Charles! Congrats on the fine outcome of what I'm sure was a huge effort. I've fully restored only one in my time and that was enough. :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,101
Posted By Doug
Buyers remorse after extreme case of GAS,...

Buyers remorse after extreme case of GAS, exacerbated by it involving expensive new Leica gear, an M-A and an APO Summicron 50mm.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 377
Views: 46,866
Posted By Doug
Good idea! Best to pick the one most appropriate...

Good idea! Best to pick the one most appropriate thread and avoid cross-posting. :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,692
Views: 431,482
Posted By Doug
Here's a discussion about that:...

Here's a discussion about that: :)
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169418
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,014
Views: 367,791
Posted By Doug
^^ Nice composition, with the second girl's face...

^^ Nice composition, with the second girl's face framed by the elbow of the first, and you picked up eye-contact from the babe in the pram too! :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,035
Posted By Doug
The dappled light emphasizes the shine and...

The dappled light emphasizes the shine and shapes, fine photo of a gorgeous Triumph! I had my 1965 Corvair Corsa Turbo in the concours at Forest Grove many years ago, along with some others of our...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 119
Views: 30,709
Posted By Doug
Hi Robert... This is a strange brand with a few...

Hi Robert... This is a strange brand with a few short-runs in limited quantity... There seems to be some variation in the name, either MS Optics or MS Optical but a photo of one lens clearly was...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 119
Views: 30,709
Posted By Doug
Hi Charles... Regrets for the delay. We already...

Hi Charles... Regrets for the delay.
We already have:
Olympus Zuiko MC Auto-S 50mm f/1.8

Added some Leica R lenses:
(already had just the Super-Elmar-R 15mm f/3.5)

Elmarit-R 16mm f/2.8...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 119
Views: 30,709
Posted By Doug
Hi-- Added: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4 G ED VR

Hi-- Added:
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4 G ED VR
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By Doug
Same here... In 2001 after 30 years of use, my...

Same here... In 2001 after 30 years of use, my pre-MLU 6x7 needed new foam. There was no noticeable functional problem, just the distress of the loose and rattling prism!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-08-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 574
Posted By Doug
Useful experiment, Huss! Long ago I worked at a...

Useful experiment, Huss!

Long ago I worked at a camera shop in Rapid City. The show windows faced west. We would put spacers under the lenses of display cameras to tilt them up so window shoppers...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-05-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,035
Posted By Doug
It sure is! I had one of the same but a 4-door...

It sure is! I had one of the same but a 4-door hardtop, in two-tone pink! Push-button transmission selector! It was a good car...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-05-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 643
Posted By Doug
From Guy Mancuso on 7th June 2016: John Milich...

From Guy Mancuso on 7th June 2016:
John Milich has passed away
Some very sad news to hear that our dear workshop member and great GetDPI member of our family has passed away in his sleep. He had no...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-04-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 643
Posted By Doug
Thanks, Will... At the time, DAG sub-contracted...

Thanks, Will... At the time, DAG sub-contracted the actual machining of the flange to John Milich in NYC who I think has now passed on. And it looks just like Leica's own coding.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-04-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 643
Posted By Doug
Sounds good, Kevin, and hope you like your new...

Sounds good, Kevin, and hope you like your new 18mm Distagon! I bought mine used without finder so I chose to use the Voigtlander 18mm finder. It's a brilliant lens, with very mild natural corner...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-03-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By Doug
Our county fair plus 4-day PRCA rodeo was this...

Our county fair plus 4-day PRCA rodeo was this past weekend. I got some pics of the rather quiet first day of the fair Thursday, but for the next 4 days I had a volunteer job with the rodeo and...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-03-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,136
Posted By Doug
Would we post in such a way as to evoke Likes?...

Would we post in such a way as to evoke Likes? Would the possibility of Likes affect how we behave on the forum?
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 08-30-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 729
Posted By Doug
It would be best to separate this digital CL...

It would be best to separate this digital CL thread from the film CL subjects as it's quite different... But, gents, where do you think is the most appropriate destination for a move? "Leica Q / T...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-26-2019
Replies: 1,125
Views: 293,826
Posted By Doug
Nifty machinery, wonderful preservation! This...

Nifty machinery, wonderful preservation! This motor is interesting in part because it appears to be a side-valve exhaust combined with overhead valve intake!
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-25-2019
Replies: 1,905
Views: 1,739,513
Posted By Doug
Thanks for including lens ID info and aperture...

Thanks for including lens ID info and aperture used if available! Since this thread is a technical one, in the Optics and Lenses forum, the ability to associate the picture appearance to the lens...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-24-2019
Replies: 415
Views: 178,574
Posted By Doug
Thanks! IIRC that's a bit of frost or a light...

Thanks! IIRC that's a bit of frost or a light dusting of snow on the stems.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-24-2019
Replies: 415
Views: 178,574
Posted By Doug
Wall...

Wall pattern
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1437280079.SEQ.2.jpgLeica M240, 2.5/50mm Skopar
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 08-24-2019
Replies: 131
Views: 27,170
Posted By Doug
Donnell Lake vista, west side of Sonora Pass,...

Donnell Lake vista, west side of Sonora Pass, California
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1544254663.SEQ.1.jpgLeica Q
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 08-24-2019
Replies: 131
Views: 27,170
Posted By Doug
At dinner overlooking gambling machines at the...

At dinner overlooking gambling machines at the Ramada hotel in Ely Nevada.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1539499388.SEQ.1.jpgLeica Q
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-24-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,035
Posted By Doug
Percival Lowell's car, Flagstaff...

Percival Lowell's car, Flagstaff AZ
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1539766302.SEQ.1.jpgLeica Q
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-24-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 786
Posted By Doug
Well, it appears PopFlash is no longer a RFF...

Well, it appears PopFlash is no longer a RFF sponsor, as their ad is gone now from the Home Page sidebar...

I have bought several times from them, and they've also sold gear for me, very...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-23-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 786
Posted By Doug
PopFlash is a long-time RFF sponsor, see their...

PopFlash is a long-time RFF sponsor, see their linked ad in the Home page sidebar. :)
Have to agree with giganova too, though; the Leica Store experience is very good!
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-23-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,350
Posted By Doug
One gets an eye for the light, but it can get...

One gets an eye for the light, but it can get deceptive real easy. With cameras that don't feature a built-in meter, I have typically had an incident meter with me that I check from time to time......
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-20-2019
Replies: 92
Views: 5,027
Posted By Doug
Thanks Mike, the threads have been merged. :)

Thanks Mike, the threads have been merged. :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-20-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,776
Posted By Doug
Thanks for pointing that out, and the threads...

Thanks for pointing that out, and the threads have been merged.:)

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1421904637.SEQ.1.jpgVoigtlander Ultron 2.0/40mm SL, Pentax K-3 (1.5x crop...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-19-2019
Replies: 543
Views: 67,705
Posted By Doug
^^Peter, what a lovely warm smile!^^

^^Peter, what a lovely warm smile!^^
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-18-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,136
Posted By Doug
I have one of those (original unconverted) and...

I have one of those (original unconverted) and it's a great lens. But according to its specs, the 45mm focal length is nominal, and it's actually 47mm. I guess that would put it out of the 40mm...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-18-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By Doug
IMO it would have to be a fancy way of saying...

IMO it would have to be a fancy way of saying "flat"! :D
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-17-2019
Replies: 5,398
Views: 814,320
Posted By Doug
^^Now that seems to me an obscure location! Road...

^^Now that seems to me an obscure location! Road access from the rest of the US only through Canada... In that one respect it's like Alaska, only a bit smaller. :D Haven't been there for a long time....
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-15-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 13,417
Posted By Doug
I finally sold my L with 25mm Snapshot Skopar...

I finally sold my L with 25mm Snapshot Skopar (which was my first Voigtlander gear) to another RFF member. Still have the unique R4A and oddball T!
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-14-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,736
Posted By Doug
Interesting... After five years it appears this...

Interesting... After five years it appears this Canon gear may be still for sale. Since we do not do any buying or selling in the RFF discussion threads --only in our Classifieds-- please post a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-14-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 178,775
Posted By Doug
Here it is... and there are some additional...

Here it is... and there are some additional similar shots posted in my RFF Gallery in early Feb this year...
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1549598337.SEQ.2.jpgPentax K-1,...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 08-14-2019
Replies: 1,901
Views: 377,394
Posted By Doug
"Mamiya 7 + adapter ... etc." would suggest...

"Mamiya 7 + adapter ... etc." would suggest Pentax 67 + adapter would be included as well... :) I think I posted one of those myself!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-13-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 178,775
Posted By Doug
I'll have to visit the Sunshine Coast, never have...

I'll have to visit the Sunshine Coast, never have been there. Although I've been up to Campbell River across the Strait. We'll be staying for a couple weeks next month in Banff/Canmore Alberta,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-13-2019
Replies: 248
Views: 15,348
Posted By Doug
^^ I like this photo above, Mike!^^ I've been...

^^ I like this photo above, Mike!^^ I've been studying the nearer umbrella-carrier with interest and curiosity. You've helped featuring her by use of limited depth of field.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-13-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 178,775
Posted By Doug
Really nice IMO, DwF... I like the way the colors...

Really nice IMO, DwF... I like the way the colors on the rocks tie in with the sunset colors. And some human interest too...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 08-12-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 673
Posted By Doug
Well, one pleasant thought is that color negative...

Well, one pleasant thought is that color negative films typically perform better with a bit of "overexposure", say 2/3 to 1 stop over. So a ISO 200 color neg film is quite happy at EI 100! :) And, it...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 08-11-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,007
Posted By Doug
Hangin' Out at Kimo's in...

Hangin' Out at Kimo's in Lahaina

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1523516010.SEQ.2.jpgMD262, 1.4/35mm Summilux ASPH
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 08-11-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,007
Posted By Doug
Bar at Pioneer Inn,...

Bar at Pioneer Inn, Lahaina
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1522045496.SEQ.3.jpgMD262, 1.8/75mm Heliar
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-11-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 1,527
Posted By Doug
As some others have alluded to, I think a major...

As some others have alluded to, I think a major decision point is how one views and focuses the subject. EFV or OVF. Reid Reviews is frequently critical of EVFs for inability to display the full...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-09-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,035
Posted By Doug
Nice shot of the TR4, Charles! Rare to see one in...

Nice shot of the TR4, Charles! Rare to see one in my areas of travel. I recall when they first introduced the TR4 that I did not like the style at all, just did not look right after the "classic"...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-09-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 889
Posted By Doug
Huss, agreed, I think we're on the same page......

Huss, agreed, I think we're on the same page... or at least in the same book! Early-on I always shot color as well as B&W but back in the 60's color in the home darkroom was 'impossible' and I...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 08-08-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2,539
Posted By Doug
Yes, you are just plain "Axel"...

Yes, you are just plain "Axel" now!

Best
Doug
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-08-2019
Replies: 268
Views: 24,344
Posted By Doug
I like your composition, Dirk!

I like your composition, Dirk!
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 08-06-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2,539
Posted By Doug
I'll take that as a request... You are now...

I'll take that as a request... You are now "PaulDalex" on RFF!


Best wishes
Doug
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 08-05-2019
Replies: 1,901
Views: 377,394
Posted By Doug
^^ Visited that site near Iraklion many years...

^^ Visited that site near Iraklion many years ago! Need to revisit someday.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 08-05-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2,539
Posted By Doug
Michael's username has changed... What do you...

Michael's username has changed... What do you think; acceptable? :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-05-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By Doug
Konica Hexar RF, 1.4/35mm Summilux...

Konica Hexar RF, 1.4/35mm Summilux Asph
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1312782132.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-05-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By Doug
I have two Konica RFs, one black and one chrome....

I have two Konica RFs, one black and one chrome. At the 2001 PMA show in Orlando Florida, Konica showed off the Hexar RF Limited in chrome finish. Apparently only 2001 of these will be made.

Here...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 08-05-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 30,709
Posted By Doug
Done, John, plus a couple others! Here's the list...

Done, John, plus a couple others! Here's the list of those added:

Panasonic Lumix G 25mm F1.7 Asph
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f3.5-5.6 Asph
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4-5.6 Asph Mega...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-01-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 6,024
Posted By Doug
I hadn't heard that, but it could very well be...

I hadn't heard that, but it could very well be true, going by my experience. I got a black MX from eBay that turned out to have a dent in the right side of the top cover near the wind lever, right on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-01-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,035
Posted By Doug
Now that's an amazing vehicle; what an...

Now that's an amazing vehicle; what an attention-getter, looks to even have a roll-cage... :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-01-2019
Replies: 248
Views: 15,348
Posted By Doug
The word umbrella derives from the Latin "umbra"...

The word umbrella derives from the Latin "umbra" meaning shadow. So it would seem meant to shade the user from the sun.

Similarly in French the word parasol means literally "for sun".

And the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-31-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 3,982
Posted By Doug
M8, 2.8/25mm...

M8, 2.8/25mm Biogon
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1312958139.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-30-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,837
Posted By Doug
M240, 2.8/25mm Zeiss Biogon. This Zeiss 25mm is...

M240, 2.8/25mm Zeiss Biogon.
This Zeiss 25mm is coded as Elmarit 24mm & fitted with UV/IR Cut filter changing reddish corners to pale cyan, fixed with CornerFix. Slight purple fringing fixed in LR,...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-30-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,837
Posted By Doug
It will be snowing soon... M240 + 2.8/25mm...

It will be snowing soon... M240 + 2.8/25mm Biogon
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1394266387.SEQ.1.jpg
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-29-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,837
Posted By Doug
Mom's yakking, I'm bored. M8, 2.8/25mm...

Mom's yakking, I'm bored. M8, 2.8/25mm Biogon
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1311929445.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-29-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,837
Posted By Doug
Traffic Safety Project, M8, 2.8/25...

Traffic Safety Project, M8, 2.8/25 Biogon
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1311836817.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-28-2019
Replies: 476
Views: 23,364
Posted By Doug
Thanks for the great comparison! Surprisingly...

Thanks for the great comparison! Surprisingly similar-looking. I'd say the new lens has slightly more contrast than the original. And the noted ring bokeh on bright lights would suggest...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-27-2019
Replies: 2,949
Views: 1,785,123
Posted By Doug
Political picnic tomorrow, plus a visit to the...

Political picnic tomorrow, plus a visit to the street market nearby, should be some photo ops. Using the M-D262 with 3.5/50mm collapsible Heliar.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-25-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,673
Posted By Doug
I have had the same issue with B&W vs color; I...

I have had the same issue with B&W vs color; I can adjust my thinking to one or the other but not both interchangeably. Back in the day doing urban street shooting I often carried an M2+35 below a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-25-2019
Replies: 476
Views: 23,364
Posted By Doug
Yes, a comparison would be interesting. Pricing...

Yes, a comparison would be interesting. Pricing has obviously gone up a lot over the years, but then so has inflation. I bought my 35 Summicron v.1 new from a retail shop in downtown Seattle on 3...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-25-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,426
Posted By Doug
That's very possible, Raid, as the M8 cover glass...

That's very possible, Raid, as the M8 cover glass is slightly thinner, 0.5mm vs the M9 about 0.2mm thicker. It's occurred to me that using the 0.5mm glass for the larger M9 sensor cover could risk...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-21-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By Doug
I've used a lot of XP1 and XP2 over the years,...

I've used a lot of XP1 and XP2 over the years, and have never been happy with underexposed chromogenic B&W or color films. They just don't tolerate underexpsure IMO, and actually do rather well with...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-21-2019
Replies: 268
Views: 24,344
Posted By Doug
I think the OP was using "warships" to label his...

I think the OP was using "warships" to label his example of the category of "ships" for this thread (and his photo and some later ones didn't load now due to broken links), not that the intent was...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-21-2019
Replies: 1,187
Views: 336,898
Posted By Doug
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1203838887.SEQ.0.jpg
Zeiss Ikon, 35mm Summicron v.1, Fuji 800Z @ EI500
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-21-2019
Replies: 417
Views: 67,502
Posted By Doug
^^that one^^ made me think of this one......

^^that one^^ made me think of this one... :)
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1313733548.SEQ.0.jpg
Las Vegas, M8, 28mm Summicron
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-19-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By Doug
I'm with you on that! EI 400 is very useful for...

I'm with you on that! EI 400 is very useful for medium format IMO, though I have often chosen 800... but in the case of color neg or chromogenic B&W I set the meter 2/3 stop slower than box speed...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-19-2019
Replies: 836
Views: 83,446
Posted By Doug
IMHO that last one of the purple flowers is...

IMHO that last one of the purple flowers is particularly nice, Mike!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-19-2019
Replies: 194
Views: 22,050
Posted By Doug
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1371022318.SEQ.1.jpg

Pentax MX, 2.8/24mm SMC Pentax
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-19-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,135
Posted By Doug
^^ True, it has antecedents, though it does...

^^ True, it has antecedents, though it does demonstrate that even today some manufacturers are producing attractive designs. :)

Also, some newer cars may look good from the outside but have...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-19-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,135
Posted By Doug
Maybe... https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgalle...

Maybe...
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1514253479.SEQ.1.jpgPentax K-1, 1.4/50mm SMCP
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-18-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 9,718
Posted By Doug
Yes, has to be the Coleman Dock ferry terminal in...

Yes, has to be the Coleman Dock ferry terminal in Seattle, with sorta Kalakala-like Art Deco styling! Seattle skyline is unrecognizably different from today. Hey, where's the Alaskan Way viaduct??
I...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-17-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By Doug
My main tool now is Lightroom, though I have used...

My main tool now is Lightroom, though I have used Capture One in the past. Transitioning to the LR user interface was awkward I thought, until I got used to it. Had to read the book! For organizing...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-17-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 9,718
Posted By Doug
Looks very familiar, but it took me a bit to...

Looks very familiar, but it took me a bit to realize what is wrong here... ferries I remember in the mid-1940's and later on Puget Sound routes were all double-ended (except the unique Kalakala) so...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-15-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,035
Posted By Doug
^^ A really nice-looking 1954 Chevrolet!

^^ A really nice-looking 1954 Chevrolet!
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-14-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 2,109
Posted By Doug
^^ I may have missed it... Has Sigma said there...

^^ I may have missed it... Has Sigma said there will be a Foveon sensor version? I'm surprised this release has a Bayer sensor. Would this be the first full-frame Foveon? Maybe Sigma ran into a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-13-2019
Replies: 215
Views: 11,157
Posted By Doug
Trujillo, Peru... But the hat is from Montecristi...

Trujillo, Peru... But the hat is from Montecristi Ecuador
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1532924660.SEQ.3.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-13-2019
Replies: 215
Views: 11,157
Posted By Doug
Montecristi,...

Montecristi, Ecuador
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1531382881.SEQ.2.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-13-2019
Replies: 215
Views: 11,157
Posted By Doug
It takes more than one person to make a Panama...

It takes more than one person to make a Panama hat. The nearby “apeleador” pounds the hat fabric with a wooden mallet to align the fibers, while the “planchador” goes over the hat with an iron in a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-13-2019
Replies: 215
Views: 11,157
Posted By Doug
Buskers on the pier next to the Disney Wonder,...

Buskers on the pier next to the Disney Wonder, Costa Maya Mexico
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1526368144.SEQ.1.jpg
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-09-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 36,623
Posted By Doug
The M-D 262 is a strange odd-ball but in a very...

The M-D 262 is a strange odd-ball but in a very nice way!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-08-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 36,623
Posted By Doug
Me too, the M-D 262... :)

Me too, the M-D 262... :)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-08-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By Doug
Hi-- I used the 28mm Summicron in Malta and...

Hi-- I used the 28mm Summicron in Malta and Sicily, then later switched to the 2.0/35mm Biogon ZM in the Canary Islands.

The photo below with the M8 and 28mm is in Siracusa, Sicily. Note the nearest...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-08-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By Doug
UV/IR filters are one essential, while coding the...

UV/IR filters are one essential, while coding the lens mount is another IMO. yes, even with the M8 as I unhappily discovered years ago after returning from a trip to Malta and Sicily. Both aid...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-08-2019
Replies: 377
Views: 46,866
Posted By Doug
Bench with man, bench with aluminum sculpture of...

Bench with man, bench with aluminum sculpture of bull...
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1562054492.SEQ.0.jpg
Leica Q
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-08-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 15,348
Posted By Doug
Current fave is the black Leica M-D 262 with a...

Current fave is the black Leica M-D 262 with a 3.5/50mm collapsible nickel Heliar. This camera is so nice to use, every time I set out to use it I'm delighted all over again...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-07-2019
Replies: 1,144
Views: 229,521
Posted By Doug
^^Handsome orange tabby!^^

^^Handsome orange tabby!^^
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-06-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,021
Posted By Doug
All my email and web browsing is done on a...

All my email and web browsing is done on a desktop, not iPhone which is mainly a *phone* ! So it's not distracting, generally, but useful in the few things for which I use it. Technology today is...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-06-2019
Replies: 1,144
Views: 229,521
Posted By Doug
^^ I see he doesn't mind getting his feet wet!...

^^ I see he doesn't mind getting his feet wet! ^^


This shot last winter is one of our 4-month-old triplets, "Teddy" snuggling with 19-year-old Ruff. He thinks maybe Ruff could be his daddy, but...
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-05-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By Doug
Sorry, have not used them on a Fuji... all my...

Sorry, have not used them on a Fuji... all my Fujis are medium format film cameras. I last used the screw mount SMC Takumar 120mm in 1983 on a Pentax ES.
However here are a couple of shots from 2006...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 07-04-2019
Replies: 1,683
Views: 107,693
Posted By Doug
I like this last one of the luggage carts......

I like this last one of the luggage carts... Seems to reflect the airport atmosphere of hurry hurry hurry.
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-04-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By Doug
There were two Pentax 120mm variations, one in...

There were two Pentax 120mm variations, one in M42 screw mount, then the same extremely sharp f/2.8 lens in K bayonet mount. Oh, and probably not relevant to your use, there's a 120mm f/3.5 soft for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-03-2019
Replies: 1,738
Views: 323,488
Posted By Doug
Wow! Fabulous color!

Wow! Fabulous color!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-01-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,256
Posted By Doug
Balboa/Panama City,...

Balboa/Panama City, Panama
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1529642145.SEQ.2.jpg
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-01-2019
Replies: 692
Sticky: 6x9 photos Only
Views: 244,300
Posted By Doug
Such a graceful posture, Jan... and fine light!

Such a graceful posture, Jan... and fine light!
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-30-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 25,325
Posted By Doug
Postures https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgalle...

Postures
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1429764490.SEQ.0.jpgM240, 2/35 Biogon ZM
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-30-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 25,325
Posted By Doug
Embarrassed https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffga...

Embarrassed
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1429764491.SEQ.2.jpgM240, 2/35 Biogon ZM
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-30-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 1,623
Posted By Doug
Parked and snoozing at the big banyan tree,...

Parked and snoozing at the big banyan tree, Lahaina Maui Hawaii
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1522389905.SEQ.2.jpgM-D 262, 1.8/75 Heliar
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-30-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,022
Posted By Doug
Yes, certainly, with only that one variable...

Yes, certainly, with only that one variable considered. Shooting 6x7, 6x4.5, and 30x45 (digital) I have used a tripod only a few times in decades, for special occasions.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-30-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,022
Posted By Doug
I like a right-hand grip, as this does help me...

I like a right-hand grip, as this does help me manage a secure hold on the camera and reduces shake.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-29-2019
Replies: 365
Views: 34,359
Posted By Doug
^^ The various expressions are interesting,...

^^ The various expressions are interesting, wonderment and concern and friendliness, well done!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-27-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 1,623
Posted By Doug
Some of these snoozers look awfully...

Some of these snoozers look awfully uncomfortable, yet... zzzzzzzzz
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-27-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By Doug
I got that same lens model from Robert White Ltd...

I got that same lens model from Robert White Ltd back in 2009, and was dissatisfied with the focus on both an M8 and Konica Hexar RF film camera. It was not really a matter of focus shift, rather it...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-27-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By Doug
And here's the 21mm f/2.8 Elmarit ASPH on an M8....

And here's the 21mm f/2.8 Elmarit ASPH on an M8. There's a black cat just emerging from the shadows of his 'cave' under the alley side of a commercial...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-27-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By Doug
I had this 21 Elmarit ASPH for a few years and...

I had this 21 Elmarit ASPH for a few years and quite liked it. It worked well and straight-forward with the M8 with no corner or side tint corrections needed, with effectively a 28mm field of view....
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-25-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1,217
Posted By Doug
Tempting! I have the 75mm f/1.8 Heliar Classic...

Tempting! I have the 75mm f/1.8 Heliar Classic and like it a lot. Compared to this new f/1.5 lens the older lens is 77g heavier, 10.5mm longer, and 4.9mm smaller in diameter. Focus to 0.9m for the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-25-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 6,024
Posted By Doug
Thanks, Huss, it does seem to have good tonal...

Thanks, Huss, it does seem to have good tonal contrasts... And unlike the Ilford (and Fuji) chromogenics, this Kodak has the usual C41 salmon-color film base.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-24-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 6,024
Posted By Doug
Pentax MX, 1.4/50mm SMCP, Kodak...

Pentax MX, 1.4/50mm SMCP, Kodak BW400CN
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1375853535.SEQ.2.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-24-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 6,024
Posted By Doug
Pentax MX, 2.8/24mm SMCP, Fuji HQ Super...

Pentax MX, 2.8/24mm SMCP, Fuji HQ Super 200
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1371022318.SEQ.1.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-24-2019
Replies: 365
Views: 34,359
Posted By Doug
Miami FL, Leica M-D 262, 28...

Miami FL, Leica M-D 262, 28 Summicron
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1494129490.SEQ.2.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2019
Replies: 5,603
Views: 496,798
Posted By Doug
Miami...

Miami FL
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1494129491.SEQ.3.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-23-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By Doug
Early 1950’s Chevrolet, shows some rust, but...

Early 1950’s Chevrolet, shows some rust, but everyone is happy to go for a ride, with a wire-sculpture of revolutionary hero Camilo Cienfuegos watching over it all from the Ministry of Informatics...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-23-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By Doug
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Miami FL Leica M-D typ262, 28...

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Miami FL
Leica M-D typ262, 28 Summicron
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1494477862.SEQ.2.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-23-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By Doug
Taormina, Sicily Leica M8, 28...

Taormina, Sicily
Leica M8, 28 Summicron
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1290223612.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-23-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By Doug
Inside New York New York hotel/casino in Las...

Inside New York New York hotel/casino in Las Vegas (note crow on railing)
Leica M8, 28 Summicron
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1315028682.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-23-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By Doug
Black and White Minolta CLE, 28 Summicron, Fuji...

Black and White
Minolta CLE, 28 Summicron, Fuji Neopan 400CN
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1134718905.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-23-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,035
Posted By Doug
Sad to see these cars set out in the woods to...

Sad to see these cars set out in the woods to rust into oblivion...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-22-2019
Replies: 382
Views: 20,955
Posted By Doug
Very nice, Nick! I like the reflections, ripples,...

Very nice, Nick! I like the reflections, ripples, lines, soft colors...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-22-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,035
Posted By Doug
Russell, for about 9 years I drove a 1962...

Russell, for about 9 years I drove a 1962 same-model PV544 Volvo as you posted, great little car. As badged on the grille, a B-18 engine, 4-cyl OHV 1800cc with dual SU carbs. Mine was an Army green...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-20-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,776
Posted By Doug
Yes, I have that one too, also in Pentax KA...

Yes, I have that one too, also in Pentax KA mount. Cannot explain why but I find it more frequently useful than the 40...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-17-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 844
Posted By Doug
Wikipedia: "Between 1960 and 1973, Leitz (Leica)...

Wikipedia:
"Between 1960 and 1973, Leitz (Leica) patented an array of autofocus and corresponding sensor technologies. At photokina 1976 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photokina_1976), Leica had...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-16-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By Doug
Got it, thanks...

Got it, thanks...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-16-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By Doug
Steve, done. Huss, could you show me the post's...

Steve, done. Huss, could you show me the post's location, and/or the time it was posted?
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-16-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By Doug
Steve, you're welcome to call on a Mod to delete...

Steve, you're welcome to call on a Mod to delete your post for you. :)
A problem arose when the first post in a thread was deleted by the OP, causing the whole thread to be deleted, affecting all...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,804
Posted By Doug
No love for the Bronica RF645? Surprisingly...

No love for the Bronica RF645? Surprisingly compact camera...;)
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1134892593.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-13-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,776
Posted By Doug
Thanks for the comment! I thought the sun related...

Thanks for the comment! I thought the sun related to the sunflowers in the field. Maybe that relationship didn't work. The sky is full of smoke from forest fires...
Forum: Olympus RF 06-13-2019
Replies: 164
Views: 32,386
Posted By Doug
Olympus 35RC, Ilford chromogenic...

Olympus 35RC, Ilford chromogenic B&W
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1139820963.SEQ.0.jpg
Sorting cherries at the farmers' market. She said she hates cherries...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-12-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,776
Posted By Doug
This lens was earlier made for several camera...

This lens was earlier made for several camera mounts including Canon, Olympus OM, Pentax K and M42, etc. as well as Nikon, all optically the same. I have the Pentax K mount version 1, and I like the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-12-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 7,414
Posted By Doug
GS...

GS 645S
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1138178157.SEQ.0.jpg

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1138355150.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-12-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,557
Posted By Doug
When I moved and lost my darkroom space, I...

When I moved and lost my darkroom space, I "placed" my complete Beseler 23c kit (including color head) at the local camera shop with a "take me" sign. It sat there for quite a while before someone...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 944
Posted By Doug
Similarly, I recall back in the 60's wandering...

Similarly, I recall back in the 60's wandering the Seattle waterfront area carrying an M2 with 35mm above a Spotmatic with 85mm with straps adjusted accordingly. Quick into action!

But I had the...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-10-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,142
Posted By Doug
Have you considered a Bessa T? Similar, but...

Have you considered a Bessa T? Similar, but produced later, with "improvements"... Still no viewfinder, but it sports a rangefinder! :)
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-10-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,376
Posted By Doug
Agreed! We've had one cat break over 20 years and...

Agreed! We've had one cat break over 20 years and the vet was impressed. But far too many over the years have perished in surrounding streets, so for their protection our crew have been indoor cats...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-08-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 30,709
Posted By Doug
Hi Lynn... The list now includes the Agfa Apotar...

Hi Lynn... The list now includes the Agfa Apotar 85mm f/4.5, for the Agfa Isolette III. :)
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-08-2019
Replies: 379
Views: 194,220
Posted By Doug
Very nice shots of the Bessa-L, Mike... And it...

Very nice shots of the Bessa-L, Mike... And it helps that it's a good looking camera. I had one with the same Snapshot Skopar, liked it but didn't use it much so it all went to another RFF member..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-07-2019
Replies: 1,692
Views: 431,482
Posted By Doug
I also have the 55-100mm f/4.5 zoom, very crisp...

I also have the 55-100mm f/4.5 zoom, very crisp for a zoom, and weighs a ton! Well, that would be 1210 grams......
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-07-2019
Replies: 1,692
Views: 431,482
Posted By Doug
I have the 100 f/4 macro, one of the last lenses...

I have the 100 f/4 macro, one of the last lenses introduced for the P67 system. Lovely lens all-round. Here are a couple of shots with...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-07-2019
Replies: 417
Views: 67,502
Posted By Doug
Maybe a humorous misspelling of "France"...

Maybe a humorous misspelling of "France" reflecting the French pronunciation... :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-06-2019
Replies: 1,738
Views: 323,488
Posted By Doug
^^ Amazing... :)

^^ Amazing... :)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-04-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 688
Posted By Doug
Some years ago visiting Malaga and Seville I had...

Some years ago visiting Malaga and Seville I had a CLE with 40, 25 Snapshot Skopar, 15mm Heliar, and a 90 Elmarit. Personal seeing/composition preferences vary of course. I used the 90 only once....
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-01-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,376
Posted By Doug
Good story... We've found that there IS a way,...

Good story... We've found that there IS a way, Chris, and it involves trust and a hand-held shower head up-close and personal!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-01-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 889
Posted By Doug
Gents, I know it can be tempting, but please...

Gents, I know it can be tempting, but please avoid any offers/suggestions in the discussion forums to buy or sell. Leave that to the Classifieds section or PM. Thanks...:)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-01-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 8,233
Posted By Doug
The OP in the opening post: "Let's see your...

The OP in the opening post: "Let's see your pictures of the romance of sail - and everything sailing-related. Sailing dinghies, skiffs, yachts and ships all welcome!" Shouldn't we stick to that...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-25-2019
Replies: 1,738
Views: 323,488
Posted By Doug
Peter, I really like your market shot! What a lot...

Peter, I really like your market shot! What a lot of life and action there, and grandma trying to negotiate a crossing in chaos! And that wiring, wow, must be a nightmare to repair...
Forum: Photo Software 05-22-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By Doug
I use the shareware GraphicConverter, which has a...

I use the shareware GraphicConverter, which has a lot of interesting tools, and there's a slider for jpeg compression level where you can see the resulting filesize. I usually try to keep under 230k,...
Forum: Digital: Medium & Larger Format 05-19-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 5,865
Posted By Doug
Bob, nice images... I do like your series of...

Bob, nice images... I do like your series of patterns.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-19-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By Doug
This thought has occurred to me in the past, but...

This thought has occurred to me in the past, but careful consideration opposes it, IMO. Without the sloshing sounds of air/liquid one may assume the fluid is locked into position relative to the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-18-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 596
Posted By Doug
^^ Agree with DwF... I like the 35 + 75 pairing....

^^ Agree with DwF... I like the 35 + 75 pairing. And indeed there's a different discipline involved using that pair. I also like 28 + 75, so will carry a 75 on an M camera plus the Leica Q's 28. And...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-18-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,527
Posted By Doug
Gee, this is the one I had in mind from the...

Gee, this is the one I had in mind from the start, just got carried away!

Bartenders at Hali‘imaile General Store, Maui,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-18-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,527
Posted By Doug
About to transit the Panama Canal from North...

About to transit the Panama Canal from North (Caribbean) to South (Pacific Ocean), passing under the new Atlantic Bridge at Colón Panama. View from...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-18-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,527
Posted By Doug
Urologist laying out the options for cancer...

Urologist laying out the options for cancer treatment April 2007
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1204706017.SEQ.0.jpg

Eleven years later, March 2018 still doing cancer...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-18-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,527
Posted By Doug
Little Colorado River Gorge,...

Little Colorado River Gorge,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-18-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,527
Posted By Doug
Tour of Mercer Cavern, Murphys...

Tour of Mercer Cavern, Murphys...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-17-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By Doug
It has to be that the level of developer in the...

It has to be that the level of developer in the tank was a bit low and didn't fully develop the top edge of the film. Also, there's some evidence of surging below the sprocket holes due to vigorous...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-17-2019
Replies: 1,692
Views: 431,482
Posted By Doug
I wasn't aware there were two versions of the...

I wasn't aware there were two versions of the 3.5/55mm... what's the difference? I have both the 4.0/55mm lenses.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-15-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By Doug
Responding to the comment on the Bronica RF645......

Responding to the comment on the Bronica RF645... While I’m fond of this camera, having two of them, its viewfinder doesn’t even have framelines for its wide angle lens, the 45mm. That lens comes...
Forum: Photo Software 05-14-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 265
Posted By Doug
Guide to Adobe Lightroom Flat Field

Sean Reid has produced a useful (and free) overview of Adobe Lightroom's newly integrated Flat Field feature. Here's Sean's intro text:

"
As many of you may know, from my lens tests, I have long...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-13-2019
Replies: 363
Views: 107,776
Posted By Doug
Leica S2 with Pentax67 100mm Macro...

Leica S2 with Pentax67 100mm Macro lens
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1517717872.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-13-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By Doug
The Zeiss and Leica M grips are actually shaped...

The Zeiss and Leica M grips are actually shaped very similarly, with the threaded fastener in about the same place. I just tried putting the grip from my M2 on the Zeiss Ikon and... No go! The main...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-13-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,051
Posted By Doug
Too bad! Yet they are so nicely made; design, fit...

Too bad! Yet they are so nicely made; design, fit & finish, performance. Mine is a late-2014 27” and has had the hybrid drive fail and memory cards fail too, the current situation that has me online...
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