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Forum: Photography General Interest 05-03-2016
Replies: 148
Views: 12,021
Posted By literiter
Gulp, I don't think I've actually bonded with a...

Gulp, I don't think I've actually bonded with a camera.

Some I like for nostalgic reasons like my Pentax Spotmatic, and some I like for usefulness, like my Hasselblad 501CM, but I haven't really...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-07-2016
Replies: 210
Views: 28,606
Posted By literiter
Brand new M4-P in 1986 then 50mm 1987.....still...

Brand new M4-P in 1986 then 50mm 1987.....still have both.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-20-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 4,209
Posted By literiter
M2 and M4-P. Both work perfectly and both had...

M2 and M4-P. Both work perfectly and both had recent CLA.
All speeds below and including 1/30th second have this "run on".
The longer the time, the longer the run on.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-16-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 5,972
Posted By literiter
Leicas are beautiful cameras, whether they be...

Leicas are beautiful cameras, whether they be digital or film but aesthetically I prefer older film Leicas like IIIf, M2, M3, M4, M4-P etc.

Older Leicas are simple, rugged, basic things like using...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-26-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 11,166
Posted By literiter
I was gonna say that some people thrive on...

I was gonna say that some people thrive on adversity....but that would be wrong in the case of the Barnack.

It's like some of us like to use a fountain pen or even a straight pen, some a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-01-2015
Replies: 829
Views: 87,917
Posted By literiter
Leica appeals to everybody, but mostly to those...

Leica appeals to everybody, but mostly to those who can afford them.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-10-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 1,944
Posted By literiter
That Summicron still beats the lot.

That Summicron still beats the lot.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-10-2015
Replies: 363
Views: 108,391
Posted By literiter
I have the same cameras, ( Retina 118 ) and I've...

I have the same cameras, ( Retina 118 ) and I've used both.

My results were not all that good, not that it matters, I like them anyway.

Have you used yours?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-17-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,384
Posted By literiter
That requires a lathe and a special setting tool....

That requires a lathe and a special setting tool.

It looks like it might be nice to have a bit of experience with the operation before trying it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-06-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 6,624
Posted By literiter
A Strad or Guarneri 'del Gesù' probably look much...

A Strad or Guarneri 'del Gesù' probably look much like any violin, but what they produce in terms sound quality will be what sets them apart.

My iiiif RDST or my M2 won't produce anything obviously...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-23-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,913
Posted By literiter
I was going to replace my M2 with an M4-P, so I...

I was going to replace my M2 with an M4-P, so I bought the M4-P, planning to sell the M2.

That was about 30 years ago and I still have both.
Forum: RFF Polls 04-01-2015
Replies: 445
Views: 76,518
Posted By literiter
M2, M4-P, IIIf, some lenses and bits and pieces....

M2, M4-P, IIIf, some lenses and bits and pieces.

The M2 and M4-P get used a lot, but the IIIf is a bit of a shelf queen.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-26-2015
Replies: 225
Views: 22,580
Posted By literiter
I got a M2 that really looks like crap.....I'll...

I got a M2 that really looks like crap.....I'll sell that to you for a mere $20,000!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-01-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 4,545
Posted By literiter
This just might be the problem here. Sometimes,...

This just might be the problem here. Sometimes, even a repairer who is great in many areas can fall down in one.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-09-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 10,081
Posted By literiter
I like the idea of a subforum on the topic of...

I like the idea of a subforum on the topic of slide projectors.

It may also be useful to include topics like the scanning and display of slides on large screen televisions as well.

As nice as a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-30-2014
Replies: 134
Views: 17,050
Posted By literiter
Buy the F2, first. Send it to Sover Wong. Use it...

Buy the F2, first. Send it to Sover Wong. Use it for a bit, then buy the F3HP.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-03-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,966
Posted By literiter
It is quite possible to disassemble and...

It is quite possible to disassemble and reassemble a Pentax Spotmatic with a Swiss Army knife and a pair of pliers.

Not so with the Sony A7r it seems.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-18-2014
Replies: 176
Views: 24,466
Posted By literiter
While most of the camera industry is scrambling...

While most of the camera industry is scrambling to outdo the other with its technological feats of magic, Leica in all its wisdom has turned itself around and tries to outdo its own past.

What's...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-13-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,718
Posted By literiter
-Do you process your own film? If others process...

-Do you process your own film?
If others process your film look there.

-If you have eliminated the processing check the pressure plate on the camera with your fingers.

-Check anywhere there may be...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-28-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 6,404
Posted By literiter
Is it possible to buy a new black brass rewind...

Is it possible to buy a new black brass rewind knob for an M4?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-28-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 6,404
Posted By literiter
Mr. Ye did a long needed CLA on my M4-P, it came...

Mr. Ye did a long needed CLA on my M4-P, it came back beautiful and the price was right.

No complaints.

He gets my M2 next.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-21-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 5,185
Posted By literiter
We have not had TV for almost 20 years. What we...

We have not had TV for almost 20 years. What we watch is movies we rent commercially or borrow from our library.

When we travel and stay in hotels with TV I will occasionally turn the thing on just...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-04-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 8,710
Posted By literiter
I did the Bessa L thing but it failed after about...

I did the Bessa L thing but it failed after about a week. (The Bessa has a lot going for it, I suppose, with that nice shutter and the built in meter, but
it is not the camera I'd buy if I wanted...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-30-2014
Replies: 183
Views: 27,780
Posted By literiter
In 1980 a workmate had two cameras for sale. A...

In 1980 a workmate had two cameras for sale. A Pentax Spotmatic with a 50mm lens and a Leica M2 with a 35mm lens.

Either for $100.

I had a Spotmatic, so I bought the Leica.

I still have the...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-17-2014
Replies: 84
Views: 10,329
Posted By literiter
I, personally, cannot tell the difference between...

I, personally, cannot tell the difference between a photograph taken with my Nikkor 50mm and my Summicron 50mm. Not B&W, not colour print, not slide.

I can often tell a 35mm print from a medium...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-21-2014
Replies: 1,012
Views: 194,567
Posted By literiter
Old Loco. Sandon B.C. leica iiif CV...

Old Loco. Sandon B.C. leica iiif CV 15mm
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa19/literiter/Engine-3-small-_zps4363af1c.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-21-2014
Replies: 1,012
Views: 194,567
Posted By literiter
Inside engine Revelestoke B.C. Leica iiif, CV...

Inside engine Revelestoke B.C. Leica iiif, CV 15mm.
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa19/literiter/Engine-1-small-_zps26c7519e.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-12-2014
Replies: 362
Views: 118,851
Posted By literiter
Since I bought my Nikon CS9000 scanner I see...

Since I bought my Nikon CS9000 scanner I see similar shadow definition in all my properly exposed negatives.

I've had my Leica Ms and Summicrons since the 1980's and my Nikons since the 70's.

I'm...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-12-2014
Replies: 362
Views: 118,851
Posted By literiter
If price was no object, it seems by the comments...

If price was no object, it seems by the comments and the poll, it really wouldn't matter what lens you chose.

My taste in lenses isn't that sophisticated as to be able to differentiate the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 829
Posted By literiter
Two years ago I bought a Kindle. I then paid for,...

Two years ago I bought a Kindle. I then paid for, and downloaded a book.

Worst investment I ever made.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-01-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 798
Posted By literiter
Fuji announces Silver Halide digital sensor.

Today, Fuji did not announce a new silver halide digital sensor.

But thanks for looking anyway....snort!
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-28-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,130
Posted By literiter
I don't like a bag that screams "steal me" and I...

I don't like a bag that screams "steal me" and I don't like a bag that could encourage the growth of mold.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 5,041
Posted By literiter
I never use my Pentax Spotmatic.

I never use my Pentax Spotmatic.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-08-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 4,855
Posted By literiter
Certo Six! The front stage moves and adjusts for...

Certo Six! The front stage moves and adjusts for parallax.....a bit.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-07-2014
Replies: 138
Views: 15,360
Posted By literiter
Nikon F3 Nikon F2 Nikon FM2n Nikon F100 Nikon...

Nikon F3
Nikon F2
Nikon FM2n
Nikon F100
Nikon F4
Pentax Spotmatic

I don't know if the FM2n, F4 or F100 are considered to be classic at this time but I put 'em down anyway.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-05-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,571
Posted By literiter
Canadians should be aware that UPS has some...

Canadians should be aware that UPS has some severe problems when shipping ground from the US, like big brokerage fees.

In fact I'd avoid having anything shipped UPS from the US, unless you really...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 03-05-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By literiter
Something to do with Edmonton....................

Something to do with Edmonton....................
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-01-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 4,571
Posted By literiter
My Rolleiflex K4B with it's new Maxwell screen...

My Rolleiflex K4B with it's new Maxwell screen seems to be at least as bright as my 501CM's Accute matte screen.
Forum: RFF Polls 02-28-2014
Replies: 131
Poll: Winter Sucks
Views: 9,745
Posted By literiter
So, what you're saying is our Mr. Ford has room...

So, what you're saying is our Mr. Ford has room to grow....in a manner of speaking.
Forum: RFF Polls 02-28-2014
Replies: 131
Poll: Winter Sucks
Views: 9,745
Posted By literiter
Your guys are sissies, look what we've got!...

Your guys are sissies, look what we've got! :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXpwflzSF4M
Forum: RFF Polls 02-28-2014
Replies: 131
Poll: Winter Sucks
Views: 9,745
Posted By literiter
Yes, Mr. Ford is expert at taking ownership for...

Yes, Mr. Ford is expert at taking ownership for something once the truth is exposed. Crack, pot, lines etc.

I don't think you guys have anything quite as silly as the mayor of Toronto.......yet.
Forum: RFF Polls 02-28-2014
Replies: 131
Poll: Winter Sucks
Views: 9,745
Posted By literiter
I think Canadians are gonna start blaming the US...

I think Canadians are gonna start blaming the US for Rob Ford.....the mad mayor of Toronto.

( har har! )
Forum: RFF Polls 02-28-2014
Replies: 131
Poll: Winter Sucks
Views: 9,745
Posted By literiter
According to our weather forecast it will be -32C...

According to our weather forecast it will be -32C ( or -25F ) tonight.

Lovely....just lovely!
Forum: RFF Polls 02-21-2014
Replies: 101
Views: 319,101
Posted By literiter
Handling film can be very inconvenient. Buying,...

Handling film can be very inconvenient. Buying, processing, scanning, airport x-rays, airport inspections, storage, whatever, can be a bloody nightmare. We all are aware digital is much simpler in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-21-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 7,179
Posted By literiter
I say the M2 as well. Then if you removed the...

I say the M2 as well.

Then if you removed the decadent frame selection lever and self timer, even better.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-19-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 29,419
Posted By literiter
When I bought my CV15 I needed to adjust the...

When I bought my CV15 I needed to adjust the mount to fit my IIIa. As well I had to adjust it completely the other way to fit the adapter to fit my M2.

I leave it with the adapter on now and just...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-14-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 3,103
Posted By literiter
Yeah! I noticed that!

Yeah! I noticed that!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-11-2014
Replies: 233
Views: 31,090
Posted By literiter
I think all this work was shot on...

I think all this work was shot on Kodachrome.
Eric Valli.
Honey Hunters of Nepal

http://www.ericvalli.org/#/honey-hunters/

And, no. I had nothing to do with the taking of the pics.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-05-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 8,388
Posted By literiter
A Rolex or Piaget watch will keep time as...

A Rolex or Piaget watch will keep time as accurately a my ratty 30+ year old Seiko. I'm pretty sure my old Nikon F3 will perform as well as a Leica M9.

I think it is OK to sport status symbols if...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-02-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 6,483
Posted By literiter
"a woman is only a woman, but a good Cigar is a...

"a woman is only a woman, but a good Cigar is a Smoke."
Rudyard Kipling
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-25-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 9,374
Posted By literiter
Domke is a little overpriced, for what you get,...

Domke is a little overpriced, for what you get, I'm afraid.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-19-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 4,665
Posted By literiter
I think it is safe to assume many of us, believe...

I think it is safe to assume many of us, believe there is a certain gestalt in the use of a Leica M. I don't think there is in at least my own M2 and M4-P, and I've had over 30 years to look for it....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-08-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 10,097
Posted By literiter
Fuji 160c 35mm Nikon F3 Hungabee...

Fuji 160c 35mm Nikon F3

Hungabee Lake.

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa19/literiter/Ohara-1.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,718
Posted By literiter
Where is Calgary?

Where is Calgary?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 6,292
Posted By literiter
I've had my M2 for about 34 years and my M4-P for...

I've had my M2 for about 34 years and my M4-P for about 30 years. I've used these 2 cameras so much in that time that the M4-P has worn in to be at least as smooth handling as the M2. The shutter...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-02-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 7,109
Posted By literiter
So, if you are willing to drop over 20 grand on a...

So, if you are willing to drop over 20 grand on a camera system that you won't use, why not put another 2 grand on a nice case you won't use it with....right?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-01-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 8,851
Posted By literiter
I don't think in terms of menus very well, I'm...

I don't think in terms of menus very well, I'm afraid. When I want to be a little creative with a camera that stuff just confuses the hell out of me.

I like simple cameras. The Leica M2 or M4-P are...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-14-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 6,978
Posted By literiter
What are the first two digits of the serial...

What are the first two digits of the serial number? If it is 77 it will be 1977, if it is 73 it will be 1973....or really close.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-14-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 6,978
Posted By literiter
I have a really decent F2, a mediocre F2A and a...

I have a really decent F2, a mediocre F2A and a decent F3HP. I looked at the prices they sell for on KEH or Ebay and it's sweet bugger all.

For those selling prices I'll keep the cameras 'till I...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-10-2013
Replies: 67
Views: 3,350
Posted By literiter
-If it wasn't for digital I wouldn't have gotten...

-If it wasn't for digital I wouldn't have gotten a nice Nikon F100 for $40.00.
-If it wasn't for digital I wouldn't have been given my nice little Nikon FM2n
-If it wasn't for digital it would be...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-09-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,598
Posted By literiter
When I wear my glasses I can see only the 90mm...

When I wear my glasses I can see only the 90mm frame lines, not even close for the 50 and 35mm frame lines.

So I wear my glasses on a cord and use correction diopters on my Leica M cameras. Only...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 12-09-2013
Replies: 65
Views: 21,447
Posted By literiter
That is one very impressive camera!

That is one very impressive camera!
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 12-09-2013
Replies: 65
Views: 21,447
Posted By literiter
Oh God, I wish I'd never seen this image from an...

Oh God, I wish I'd never seen this image from an A7r with a wide angle lens.....tell me there's some problem with color shift and I can go to bed content tonight.

What do you think would happen...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-09-2013
Replies: 90
Views: 6,891
Posted By literiter
We were in a 6 passenger helicopter, flying out...

We were in a 6 passenger helicopter, flying out of Mount Assiniboine Lodge. I was fortunate enough to be nearest the plexiglass window. I pressed the camera's lens hood against the plexi and took...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-08-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,414
Posted By literiter
Leica should do what Rollex has done over the...

Leica should do what Rollex has done over the years.....take the same old innards and encrust it with jewels and expensive metals.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-06-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,366
Posted By literiter
-31 degrees Celsius (-22F ) here in the Canadian...

-31 degrees Celsius (-22F ) here in the Canadian Rocks last night. Walked to work this AM, it was cool.

I'm waiting for summer........
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-28-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 4,799
Posted By literiter
Don't worry if you missed out on this one folks,...

Don't worry if you missed out on this one folks, there will be tons of them on Ebay in the next few months.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 11-26-2013
Replies: 163
Views: 24,419
Posted By literiter
Barry Lyndon 1975

Barry Lyndon 1975
Forum: Optics Theory - 11-19-2013
Replies: 95
Views: 52,174
Posted By literiter
Film is a marvelous medium to be sure....

Film is a marvelous medium to be sure. Permanence, dynamic range, aesthetic advantages I can't even begin to discuss.....

But the biggest thing, for me, is the ability to put some film in my Leica...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-18-2013
Replies: 72
Views: 6,050
Posted By literiter
Young Whipper Snappers with film cameras....

Young Whipper Snappers with film cameras. Fantastic!

I can only hope they stay with it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-18-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,210
Posted By literiter
Yeah, I agree. I tried to modify the poll but I...

Yeah, I agree. I tried to modify the poll but I can't find a way to edit it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-18-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,210
Posted By literiter
When do you use a tripod?

I'm asking a lot of really basic questions here, so I thank you for your tolerance.

When do you use a tripod?
Always
Only with medium format cameras.
Only with large format cameras.
Only with 35mm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-18-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 5,291
Posted By literiter
I just did, and I agree. A person can spend an...

I just did, and I agree.

A person can spend an inordinate amount of time and money chasing cameras and megapixels and forget
that really, all you came for, was a nice picture every now and then.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-17-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 5,291
Posted By literiter
I use a Nikon CS9000. A scan of a 35mm color...

I use a Nikon CS9000. A scan of a 35mm color negative will give me about a 30+ meg file. Nice to know that is about 24 megapixels.

I don't know what I can achieve for dynamic range, because I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-17-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 5,291
Posted By literiter
Yep! I suspect you are right.

Yep! I suspect you are right.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-17-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 5,291
Posted By literiter
I am a complete and utter amateur. I don't...

I am a complete and utter amateur.

I don't shoot to present my work as murals. Big for me is 11 x 14 even though I've done a 16 x 20 on occasion. Mostly I scan a negative or slide, work with it a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-17-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 5,291
Posted By literiter
At what point do Megapixels become irrelevant

I've been ogling the Sony A7R. 36 megapixels on a 35mm format. Considering lens ability etc., is it a big deal?
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 11-13-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 15,933
Posted By literiter
I have four Zhou cases. 2 for Leica M, one for...

I have four Zhou cases. 2 for Leica M, one for Leica iiif and one for a Nikon FM2n. All fit perfectly.

I just wish he would make a case for my F2 and F3......hint, hint!
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 3,859
Posted By literiter
Malware doesn't affect film.....

Malware doesn't affect film.....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 92,291
Posted By literiter
Talking Look at that camera on the far left! It oozes...

Look at that camera on the far left! It oozes style, functionality, and simplicity. What a beautiful piece of kit.

I want one of those! I hope it takes film.

The other two, well...all very nice,...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 11-08-2013
Replies: 76
Views: 13,194
Posted By literiter
I have the 15mm Voigtlander Heliar f4.5. Does...

I have the 15mm Voigtlander Heliar f4.5. Does anyone have an idea of issues with wide angles of this sort, like chromatic aberration or severe vignetting?

I understand lenses like my 35mm summicron...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 11-07-2013
Replies: 76
Views: 13,194
Posted By literiter
I just figured out how to make this into a poll!

I just figured out how to make this into a poll!
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 11-07-2013
Replies: 76
Views: 13,194
Posted By literiter
Does the ability to use Leica M lenses the best...

Does the ability to use Leica M lenses the best selling point? or is it something else??

I already have some Leica glass: a 35 summicronm a 50 summicron and a 90 Tele Elmarit ( I find the 90 Tele...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 11-07-2013
Replies: 76
Views: 13,194
Posted By literiter
Sony A7r or Nikon DF, disregard cost.

So, aside from the cost, what camera would you choose. The Nikon DF or Sony A7r?

I think, at this point, I'm going with the Sony.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-05-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 92,291
Posted By literiter
Plainly it is just another DSLR in different...

Plainly it is just another DSLR in different clothes, albeit a nice DSLR.

I have a feeling not too many professionals will want it, but it should do well in the amateur market as a chick...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-04-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 92,291
Posted By literiter
I'm gonna take my ratty old M2 for a walk...

I'm gonna take my ratty old M2 for a walk tomorrow.

I scored some out of date Fuji 160s a while ago and we had a beautiful snowfall.

On the top of my M2 is 1 (one!) speed control dial and a rewind...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-04-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 92,291
Posted By literiter
The Sony A7R looks to be a better deal. It'll be...

The Sony A7R looks to be a better deal. It'll be good to see a few reviews and comparisons.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-04-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 92,291
Posted By literiter
Looks somewhat reminiscent of af old Kodak...

Looks somewhat reminiscent of af old Kodak Medalist with that deep body and chrome.

But it's got a real DSLR type LCD readout on the top and a really nifty row of dials on the top too.
Dang but...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-03-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 92,291
Posted By literiter
This camera had better live up to that classy...

This camera had better live up to that classy teaser or Nikon will spend a long, long time getting over it.

I have to say I'm kinda waiting for Nov 5 which is this Tuesday.
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-29-2013
Replies: 149
Views: 21,429
Posted By literiter
I don't care a whit if the end product was taken...

I don't care a whit if the end product was taken with a film or a digital camera. Most of the time I can't tell anyway, and if the image is a great image, be happy.

The only time I shoot digital...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-27-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 966
Posted By literiter
No, it doesn't.......but if it did you wouldn't...

No, it doesn't.......but if it did you wouldn't be able to see them any better than you can see them on the GR1v.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-26-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 966
Posted By literiter
The GR1v's viewfinder must be a whole 1/8th inch...

The GR1v's viewfinder must be a whole 1/8th inch larger that the Retina's viewfinder.

Where will we be with viewfinder technology in another 60, or so years I wonder?

Is there a viewfinder out...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-26-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 966
Posted By literiter
Comparison of viewfinders from the back....where...

Comparison of viewfinders from the back....where you look through.

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa19/literiter/CU-VF_zps406979c4.jpg
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-26-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 966
Posted By literiter
Comparison up close from the front....

Comparison up close from the front.

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa19/literiter/Front-vf_zpse4c852a7.jpg
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-26-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 966
Posted By literiter
Advances in Viewfinder Technology

In 1936, the Kodak model 118 was a pocket-able 35mm camera. On the right.

In 2001, the Ricoh GR1v was a pocket-able 35mm camera. On the left.

Look at the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-24-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 4,589
Posted By literiter
The scoundrels.......preying on the weak! I'm...

The scoundrels.......preying on the weak!

I'm interested.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-23-2013
Replies: 864
Views: 147,948
Posted By literiter
My F3 is my go to 35mm camera right along with my...

My F3 is my go to 35mm camera right along with my Leica M2.

I never use flash, seldom use it in the dark, which bypasses the camera's weak points. Weak points being the low flash sync and...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-17-2013
Replies: 104
Views: 21,347
Posted By literiter
Yep, they aren't making heirlooms anymore.

Yep, they aren't making heirlooms anymore.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-17-2013
Replies: 104
Views: 21,347
Posted By literiter
I doubt I'll be here in 50 years, but my M2 and...

I doubt I'll be here in 50 years, but my M2 and M4-P could be, so someone could be enjoying them.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-17-2013
Replies: 104
Views: 21,347
Posted By literiter
There will be no threat to Leica. I don't think...

There will be no threat to Leica. I don't think there are many people who by a Leica because it is a particularly useful camera, they buy it because it is a Leica and all that entails.

Lets face it,...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-16-2013
Replies: 176
Views: 20,769
Posted By literiter
This is one digital camera I am interested in....

This is one digital camera I am interested in. The special part for me is the fact that I can use other glass on it as well as it's own.

But.....I'm definitely gonna wait this thing out for a...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-14-2013
Replies: 293
Views: 36,841
Posted By literiter
I just saw this (Believe it when you see...

I just saw this (Believe it when you see it):

http://www.cameraegg.org/sony-nex-ff-cameras-a7-a7r-specs-leaked/
Here are the leaked specs:

Sony A7 has 24MP sensor with on sensor PDAF and AA...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-11-2013
Replies: 293
Views: 36,841
Posted By literiter
Waiting for Godot?

Waiting for Godot?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-10-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 5,685
Posted By literiter
About 1980 a Leica M2 with 35mm lens...hundred...

About 1980 a Leica M2 with 35mm lens...hundred bucks. I thought I was doing the seller a favor.....little did I know.
Still have the camera, still use it.

Best $100 bucks I ever spent.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-02-2013
Replies: 136
Views: 68,442
Posted By literiter
Larry....

Larry.

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa19/literiter/Larry-1-_zpsf300e3d9.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-30-2013
Replies: 120
Views: 9,694
Posted By literiter
I live in a tourist area. I see mostly, in...

I live in a tourist area.

I see mostly, in order of appearance:
camera phones
point and shoot digital
digital SLRs
Only a few times have I seen a film camera
Only once have I seen a Leica M and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-29-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 6,590
Posted By literiter
The Leica M Summicron lenses are pretty nice. I...

The Leica M Summicron lenses are pretty nice. I have two and I can't complain about their performance in any way.

But I have to say Grapejohnson is right. I have a old SMC screwed onto my...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-29-2013
Replies: 96
Views: 308,639
Posted By literiter
I will photograph a friend, I will photograph a...

I will photograph a friend, I will photograph a friends children if he should ask me, or someone so bloody
far away you can't recognize them.

Other than that I prefer to photograph mountains,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-28-2013
Replies: 9,209
Views: 914,699
Posted By literiter
Just today. Two Ricohs. A GR1 and a GR1V,...

Just today.

Two Ricohs.

A GR1 and a GR1V, same time same place.
Never saw either of these before, nice small cameras, take 35mm film, mostly made out of metal, I think.

The price seemed right....
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-24-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2,890
Posted By literiter
I have been considering this camera for quite...

I have been considering this camera for quite some time.

.....but what is the deal with the frame counter. Like, is the frame count significant?

When it reads a certain number do you send it away...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-23-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 4,804
Posted By literiter
I have never used a modern "Zeiss" lens, just my...

I have never used a modern "Zeiss" lens, just my 50mm Summicron on my M cameras. I think the Zeiss is certainly priced right. Modern lenses, manufactured using modern techniques are superb. I don't...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-14-2013
Replies: 107
Views: 20,142
Posted By literiter
Scanned on Nikon CS9000. Camera 501CM Ilford...

Scanned on Nikon CS9000.
Camera 501CM Ilford XP2
Nikon Scan software.
( Bow Glacier Falls )

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa19/literiter/Bow-Glacier-Falls_zps3341de9d.jpg

Nikon CS...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-08-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 3,183
Posted By literiter
My M4-P had its first CLA, ever, about a month...

My M4-P had its first CLA, ever, about a month ago since I bought it new in 1985 or so. 28 years old!

Not bad when you consider that the thing has rattled around in a backpack during some really...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 09-06-2013
Replies: 293
Views: 36,841
Posted By literiter
I wonder if it mattered what pen James Joyce used...

I wonder if it mattered what pen James Joyce used to write Ulysses?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-23-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,153
Posted By literiter
Buy the Epson V700 scanner. Use it to proof your...

Buy the Epson V700 scanner. Use it to proof your negs up to 5x7 if you like.
( great all round scanner. )

When you find something you really like, have it professionally scanned.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 08-21-2013
Replies: 293
Views: 36,841
Posted By literiter
This sounds like a perfectly fantastic little...

This sounds like a perfectly fantastic little camera.......even for $3000.00. It will be interesting to see what the camera really is and what it can do.

I think for myself I'm gonna wait a few...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-19-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 11,375
Posted By literiter
I have a Nikon CS 9000. So far it stands up very...

I have a Nikon CS 9000. So far it stands up very well. When it craps out as all things must inevitably do, ( including Moi )
I hope I can find another scanner, perhaps the Plustek Optic Film 120....
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-08-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 879
Posted By literiter
Camera storage advice please.

Our area had a serious flood. We suffered no damage whatsoever but the humidity is definitely up.

I have some small camera gear (Leica M and lenses) that I won't be using for a bit.

I generally...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-01-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 5,157
Posted By literiter
When they make a "smartphone" that uses film,...

When they make a "smartphone" that uses film, we're really gonna have an interesting product, eh?
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-06-2013
Replies: 9,209
Views: 914,699
Posted By literiter
Nikon F100 in nice shape, no lens, all functions...

Nikon F100 in nice shape, no lens, all functions OK. Thrift store; $40.00!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-29-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 3,872
Posted By literiter
I have the 35mm f2 version iv, the 50mm version...

I have the 35mm f2 version iv, the 50mm version iv, and the 90mm ( don't know what version) all Canadian and have not had a problem with the aperture ring.....so far.

I really like the glass but I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-19-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 6,869
Posted By literiter
When I see some of the ridiculously/delightfully...

When I see some of the ridiculously/delightfully low prices for cameras like the Nikon FE, Pentax Spotmatic et al, I prefer to keep what I have.

Unless space is an issue, why get rid of any of it?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-03-2013
Replies: 132
Views: 8,541
Posted By literiter
If I had the talent I could write the most...

If I had the talent I could write the most beautiful poem with either a stubby chewed up pencil or the most expensive gold nibbed fountain pen.

If I had the talent..........
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-02-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 5,931
Posted By literiter
I like the stuff. I can get it processed at any...

I like the stuff. I can get it processed at any C41 lab and it scans beautifully.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-01-2013
Replies: 466
Views: 80,487
Posted By literiter
Sometime in the early 1980s I toured the Edison...

Sometime in the early 1980s I toured the Edison Museum in Orange New Jersey. It was a cold rainy day and the Museum was barely lit.

I used Kodak Tmax 3200 rated at ASA 6400.
Leica M2, 50mm...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-26-2013
Replies: 96
Views: 12,681
Posted By literiter
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa19/literiter/...

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa19/literiter/Leaves.jpg
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-12-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 7,910
Posted By literiter
The Super Ikonta 531/2 is a great camera. The...

The Super Ikonta 531/2 is a great camera.

The only problems I have, will have to be using a tripod horizontally with the protruding tripod mount which makes it a little wobbly, and the Albada...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-06-2013
Replies: 590
Views: 68,206
Posted By literiter
Recently: -2 Olympus XAs @$5.00 -1 Rollei 35 S...

Recently:
-2 Olympus XAs @$5.00
-1 Rollei 35 S $40.00 ( needs repair )
-1 Nikon FE with 55mm macro $20.00 ( seals are fudge )
-2 Nikon FEs from Henry's in Toronto via Ebay $35.00 listed as parts but...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-03-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 12,905
Posted By literiter
I've never really found a viewfinder that is...

I've never really found a viewfinder that is exceptional on any camera. I find it hard to see the whole frame without sticking my eyeball almost up against the glass. The best finder that I have must...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-02-2013
Replies: 481
Views: 76,317
Posted By literiter
McDougall Stoney Mission Church. Morley Alberta...

McDougall Stoney Mission Church. Morley Alberta Canada.

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa19/literiter/McDougall-inside-2-sm_zps67c193ee.jpg


Church of the Holy Trinity, Trinidad...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-02-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 12,905
Posted By literiter
Perhaps the ideal system! I notice quite a few...

Perhaps the ideal system! I notice quite a few people actually have this trio as well.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-02-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,329
Posted By literiter
That is what photography is about isn't it? To...

That is what photography is about isn't it? To get the message across?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-01-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,329
Posted By literiter
Salgado on TED Talks

I just saw this on TED talks a few minutes ago. I searched but could not see it as having been posted before.

http://www.ted.com/talks/sebastiao_salgado_the_silent_drama_of_photography.html
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-25-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 761
Posted By literiter
My Leica IIIF has a built in diopter adjustment...

My Leica IIIF has a built in diopter adjustment on the rangefinder.
I wish more cameras had this feature.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-23-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 8,543
Posted By literiter
My Pentax Spotmatic, bought new in 1966 certainly...

My Pentax Spotmatic, bought new in 1966 certainly has personality. It still works fine.

Then, I guess it, would have to be my Nikon F2 or Leica M2.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-21-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 3,279
Posted By literiter
The camera used by Tenzin Norgay was the Kodak...

The camera used by Tenzin Norgay was the Kodak Retina 118 fitted with a Zeiss Tessar lens. The film was Kodachrome.

http://retinarescue.com/retina1type118.html
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-21-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 3,279
Posted By literiter
In the extremely unlikely event that I would...

In the extremely unlikely event that I would scale Everest I think I would want the most automatic, simplest, most reliable, lightest camera I could find. It could be just a simple point and shoot....
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-21-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 3,279
Posted By literiter
I didn't think of this thread when I posted....

I didn't think of this thread when I posted.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=52818
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-21-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 3,279
Posted By literiter
Cameras taken to top of Mt. Everest.

George Mallory took a Kodak Vest Pocket Autographic with him to Mt. Everest. It may lie with his climbing partner Sandy Irvine somewhere on the slopes.

Edmund Hillary took a Kodak Retina 118 when...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-18-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 3,021
Posted By literiter
Aside from imposing some inconvenience on your...

Aside from imposing some inconvenience on your survivors why worry about it?

You are dead, right?
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-16-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,438
Posted By literiter
Edmund optics has the mirror and it is called a...

Edmund optics has the mirror and it is called a "beamsplitter". I think 50% is about right.

You can use a carbide scribe and a straightedge to cut the mirror.

Edmund...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-14-2013
Replies: 84
Views: 35,224
Posted By literiter
I like many film cameras because of their utter...

I like many film cameras because of their utter simplicity.

Cameras as basic as the Leica M2 or the Rolleiflex K4B don't complicate with menus and I only have to be aware of speed, aperture and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-10-2013
Replies: 423
Views: 73,649
Posted By literiter
Where and what is this! What a shot!

Where and what is this! What a shot!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-02-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,325
Posted By literiter
I think the Plustek will do it a bit faster. My...

I think the Plustek will do it a bit faster. My Nikon CS9000 will do it in about 3 1/2 hrs or so.

You can also look at it this way:
If you were to do your printing in the darkroom, test strips,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-02-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,325
Posted By literiter
What size are the negs?

What size are the negs?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-30-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 2,074
Posted By literiter
I have a M4-P and a M2. If I had the scratch I...

I have a M4-P and a M2.

If I had the scratch I would just like to have two M4s.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-23-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,559
Posted By literiter
This is very nice. I'm not sure there would be...

This is very nice. I'm not sure there would be anything I could do, or would want to do, to improve it.
It is not always necessary to post process the joy out of an image to get exactly what you...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-23-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 2,570
Posted By literiter
It's too bad we can't get autographic films any...

It's too bad we can't get autographic films any more. It was the perfect answer.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-21-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 3,924
Posted By literiter
I'm gonna try this!

I'm gonna try this!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-21-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 3,924
Posted By literiter
Do it carefully. The only chips I had, fell away...

Do it carefully. The only chips I had, fell away from film I trimmed by hand then with that PRINZ film template.

If I could get my hands on a real ABLON template I'd be much happier. I just can't...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-18-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 3,924
Posted By literiter
I bought one of those "PRINZ" film trimmers on...

I bought one of those "PRINZ" film trimmers on Ebay for $10.00 plus shipping a few years ago. Now, I think the same seller is trying to sell them for as much as $100.00.

I use it by preparing a few...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-14-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 7,512
Posted By literiter
Weston Master III which I would guess is just a...

Weston Master III which I would guess is just a little younger than the IIIf. I have a Gossen Digisix as well, which I hide under my shirt.....just in case.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-14-2013
Replies: 757
Views: 204,293
Posted By literiter
This is very good. At least on a par with my...

This is very good. At least on a par with my CS9000.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 03-11-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 5,988
Posted By literiter
The Retinas are great little cameras. I use mine...

The Retinas are great little cameras. I use mine quite often, the lens shade really helps.

This is the model II.

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa19/literiter/Retina-ii-1_zpsbff738f9.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-06-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,120
Posted By literiter
Doesn't anyone have any hippie...

Doesn't anyone have any hippie pictures.......long hair, beards, bell bottom trousers, beads, incense, doobies etc??
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-06-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,120
Posted By literiter
That pic is quite a bit sharper than what I could...

That pic is quite a bit sharper than what I could get from my old Takumar!
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-06-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,120
Posted By literiter
Heather 1968 kissing statue of Shakespeare (...

Heather 1968 kissing statue of Shakespeare ( Pentax Spotmatic Plus X )

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa19/literiter/Heather-1-sm-_zps51a9946d.jpg


Ruth 1968 at the beach. ( Pentax Spotmatic...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-06-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,120
Posted By literiter
A difference of opinion. 1968 or 69....

A difference of opinion. 1968 or 69.

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa19/literiter/LarryMarion68.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-06-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,120
Posted By literiter
About 1968 near Stratford Ontario. A Rose by any...

About 1968 near Stratford Ontario.
A Rose by any other name.....

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa19/literiter/RJsmall1.jpg


http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa19/literiter/RJ-small-2.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-06-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,120
Posted By literiter
The Sixties!

I came across a large pile of old B&W negatives I made in the late 1960s.
I wonder if anyone else has such a pile and would consider showing some of them? Lots of old Hippie stuff I suspect.

These...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 03-04-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 5,988
Posted By literiter
Whatever.....but if it does fail, as many...

Whatever.....but if it does fail, as many have....Chris has a nice article on how to repair it: http://retinarescue.com/retinarack.html
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 03-04-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 5,988
Posted By literiter
The Retina IIa has a very fragile cocking lever....

The Retina IIa has a very fragile cocking lever. The Retina II does not have this cocking lever, just a knob. I'm referring to this model: http://retinarescue.com/retina2type011.html
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-25-2013
Replies: 101
Views: 9,112
Posted By literiter
Narrow guage engine Field B.C.

During the construction of the spiral CPR tunnels in Field British Columbia Canada this old narrow gauge engine was used. When something broke, the construction company just tipped the thing off the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-23-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 6,926
Posted By literiter
I'm surprised at the cost of this stuff as well....

I'm surprised at the cost of this stuff as well. Most of the thing is plastic.

I have an early model Jobo CPPE I bought about 1987. I paid something like 500 dollars for it.

There are a lot of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 2,901
Posted By literiter
For a while I had a M2 and a M3. When I went to...

For a while I had a M2 and a M3.

When I went to Spain I carried them both, arranging the straps so one would rest a few inches above the other.

I had a 35mm lens on the M2 and a 50mm on the M3. I...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-18-2013
Replies: 109
Views: 13,821
Posted By literiter
Finder on my Hasselblad SWC, finder on my Leica M...

Finder on my Hasselblad SWC, finder on my Leica M when using a CV 15mm, and a 50mm finder on my Barnack.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-17-2013
Replies: 757
Views: 204,293
Posted By literiter
If that is grain I see, and I think it is, your...

If that is grain I see, and I think it is, your camera has the focus issue. That grain looks sharp to me.

Nice pic by the way.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-14-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 3,352
Posted By literiter
The OP posted the pictures in 2005. I guess they...

The OP posted the pictures in 2005. I guess they are deleted.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-13-2013
Replies: 85
Views: 7,813
Posted By literiter
The Rolleiflex is a great little camera. Quiet,...

The Rolleiflex is a great little camera. Quiet, unobtrusive, reliable and easy to use.

I have a Rolleiflex Model K4B manufactured about 1954. I had Harry Fleenor do a CLA and install a Maxwell...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-10-2013
Replies: 101
Views: 9,112
Posted By literiter
The Empress

Several years ago (2008 I think ) I was drving by the train station in Banff Alberta Canada with my Super Ikonta C.

This was sitting at the station hissing away like a huge kettle. So I took the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-09-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 2,149
Posted By literiter
I would use a ground glass on the focal plane and...

I would use a ground glass on the focal plane and check focus with a loupe.

Getting the adjustment can be a little fiddly but much easier on the 531/2 than say the Super Ikonta B, 532/16.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-08-2013
Replies: 1,048
Views: 137,680
Posted By literiter
1940 Ford Coupe

1940 Ford Coupe....original paint, original everything except tires, a valve, and a carb kit!
30K miles!
Rolleiflex...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-07-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 41,140
Posted By literiter
So, you place an order with Cameraleather. Then...

So, you place an order with Cameraleather.

Then forget about it.

Surprise, one day is actually comes and it's perfect!

Sometimes you just deal with what you've got, and hope it turns out.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-06-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 4,367
Posted By literiter
I have this problem as well. Oh God I feel so...

I have this problem as well.

Oh God I feel so inadequate.........!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-04-2013
Replies: 757
Views: 204,293
Posted By literiter
Of course one other upside to this scanner is the...

Of course one other upside to this scanner is the fact that it takes one further step to making film more viable.

( And then I don't have to be tempted to sell my CS9000 for twice what I paid for...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-03-2013
Replies: 757
Views: 204,293
Posted By literiter
I have the Nikon CS9000. It took me a while to...

I have the Nikon CS9000. It took me a while to get a decent scan out of the thing, but now I think I have it under control.

I should think, if you can scan down to the point the film grain is...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-30-2013
Replies: 261
Views: 31,260
Posted By literiter
You cannot use the word "Old" and "Digital...

You cannot use the word "Old" and "Digital Camera" in the same sentence can you?

I know you can use "Old Leica", "Old film camera", "Old Rolleiflex" etc.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,030
Posted By literiter
The hood is poorly angled so the venting is...

The hood is poorly angled so the venting is compromised a little bit I'm afraid. See my pic.

The hood diameter is 3/8 inch larger than the lens, so we don't have that much advantage.

I would like...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,030
Posted By literiter
There is a ridge around the inside of the hood...

There is a ridge around the inside of the hood positioned in front of the lens. There are no threads but something could be captured, so perhaps.

I have no experience with "series filters" please...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,030
Posted By literiter
This is a view through the finder, which is a...

This is a view through the finder, which is a little tricky to see.

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa19/literiter/Jan26-13119_zps6746d58f.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,030
Posted By literiter
Vented Hood arrived.

So my vented hood came a week ago, in pretty good time from China.

I believe if nothing else it will substantially reduce the amount of wind...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-25-2013
Replies: 476
Views: 69,600
Posted By literiter
This is incredible. Probably what I like most...

This is incredible. Probably what I like most about the SWC. In the right hands you get work like this.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-25-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 3,006
Posted By literiter
Digital cameras are superb tools for picture...

Digital cameras are superb tools for picture taking, so are film cameras in the right hands.

Digital cameras just don't appear to be heirlooms, like some film cameras appear to be.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-24-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,573
Posted By literiter
I have a iMac with 10.4.11 (Tiger, operating...

I have a iMac with 10.4.11 (Tiger, operating system.) I use a CS9000 with Nikon Scan and now that I have figured it out it's great.

My fear will be if my poor old out of date 5 1/2 year old Mac...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-06-2013
Replies: 77
Views: 8,307
Posted By literiter
-I've got a 50 year old camera I can sell for 800...

-I've got a 50 year old camera I can sell for 800 bucks!
-You've got a 5 year old camera you can sell for 10 bucks!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-05-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 2,765
Posted By literiter
Some things are far more important than...

Some things are far more important than "it".
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-03-2013
Replies: 121
Views: 13,815
Posted By literiter
Yes, I haven't tried a camera with a smoother...

Yes, I haven't tried a camera with a smoother shutter mirror action than my F4, with the exception of an old Zeiss Contaflex which has a compur shutter and a non returning mirror, as I recall.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-02-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,030
Posted By literiter
I'll find out in about 3 weeks. I'll post pics...

I'll find out in about 3 weeks. I'll post pics etc.
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 01-01-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 3,700
Posted By literiter
Very good question.

Very good question.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-01-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,030
Posted By literiter
Yes I do. ( I don't have any connection to the...

Yes I do.
( I don't have any connection to the seller of course, other than I bought one of the things....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-01-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,030
Posted By literiter
Vented shade for hasselblad SWC

So I bought this vented shade for my old Hassy. It should arrive in 2-3 weeks from China.

Does anyone else have one?
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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-01-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 3,723
Posted By literiter
Buy a Barnack! The resale value on the things is...

Buy a Barnack!

The resale value on the things is such that you could consider the expense to be collateral placed on the loan of a camera. As it has been said here; If you don't like it, sell it.

A...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-29-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 3,190
Posted By literiter
I resolve, for 2013: -Buy as much photographic...

I resolve, for 2013:

-Buy as much photographic stuff as I want without feeling bad about it or feeling the need to justify it. ( I've got pretty much what I want now....so this may be easy)
-Take...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-28-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 6,917
Posted By literiter
Somehow this comes to...

Somehow this comes to mind:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=CA&v=Xe1a1wHxTyo
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-26-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 6,917
Posted By literiter
I cruise the web using my ENIAC computer powered...

I cruise the web using my ENIAC computer powered by our steam generator located in the backyard. This system serves three purposes; cruise the web, to heat this part of the neighborhood and provide...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2012
Replies: 104
Views: 8,206
Posted By literiter
Remember Robert, it was a toy helicopter....cost...

Remember Robert, it was a toy helicopter....cost me $50 bucks!
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2012
Replies: 104
Views: 8,206
Posted By literiter
Christmas eve I opened the mailbox and found a...

Christmas eve I opened the mailbox and found a little package which contained a SBOOI, which I let warm up to room temperature (-20C) before I attached it to my iiif....
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2012
Replies: 104
Views: 8,206
Posted By literiter
I'm 67 and I bought a little helicopter for...

I'm 67 and I bought a little helicopter for myself last year. They are great for hand eye coordination. Great fun, but the cat took serious offense and I ended up giving the thing to a young neighbor.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,895
Posted By literiter
Simply owning a digital camera will eventually...

Simply owning a digital camera will eventually cause pixel failure.
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