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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
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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 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 459
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 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 459
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 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 459
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 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 459
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. 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,577
Views: 276,182
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 1 Day Ago
Replies: 328
Views: 14,697
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. 1 Day Ago
Replies: 1,577
Views: 276,182
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 3 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 924
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 6 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 651
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By Doug
Got it, thanks...

Got it, thanks...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 422
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 422
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 963
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 924
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 28,070
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 924
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, and I like the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 1 Week Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 7,055
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,062
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 792
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,673
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 78
Views: 1,944
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 108
Views: 28,689
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 376
Views: 192,935
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,650
Views: 421,812
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,650
Views: 421,812
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. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 350
Views: 62,384
Posted By Doug
Maybe a humorous misspelling of "France"...

Maybe a humorous misspelling of "France" reflecting the French pronunciation... :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,713
Views: 319,634
Posted By Doug
^^ Amazing... :)

^^ Amazing... :)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 509
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 78
Views: 1,944
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 746
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. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 7,205
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,713
Views: 319,634
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 338
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: 5,035
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: 610
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: 439
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: 1,095
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: 1,095
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: 1,095
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: 1,095
Posted By Doug
Little Colorado River Gorge,...

Little Colorado River Gorge,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-18-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,095
Posted By Doug
Tour of Mercer Cavern, Murphys...

Tour of Mercer Cavern, Murphys...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-17-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 610
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: 1,650
Views: 421,812
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: 517
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: 149
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: 107,362
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: 349
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: 849
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...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-11-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 707
Posted By Doug
I have one of those too. I don't recall where or...

I have one of those too. I don't recall where or when I got it, but many years ago... Clever little item.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-11-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 707
Posted By Doug
Mmm.. no gadgets really, just a SD card reader...

Mmm.. no gadgets really, just a SD card reader and microfiber cloth. And chocolate! Hershey's Nuggets (Special Dark with Almonds!)
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-10-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 849
Posted By Doug
I'll also suggest using SD Formatter... But then...

I'll also suggest using SD Formatter... But then following this I format again the camera so it can generate its folders. SD Formatter is good to use periodically to ensure your card works well, IMO.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-10-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 986
Posted By Doug
90mm "fat" Tele-Elmarit... Bought new in 1968,...

90mm "fat" Tele-Elmarit... Bought new in 1968, carried a lot but little used. Strangely enough I like 75mm, and 85mm is a favorite on SLR but somehow the 90mm gets no love on my RF cams. Don't care...
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-08-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By Doug
Make sure to use a polarizing filter to remove...

Make sure to use a polarizing filter to remove reflections from the paint surface.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-08-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,288
Posted By Doug
When I sent my v1 28 Cron to DAG for 6-bit coding...

When I sent my v1 28 Cron to DAG for 6-bit coding he also tightened the front, which had a very slight wobble, not too bad. But I'm glad he secured it. This is the "perfect" lens for an M8... :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-05-2019
Replies: 496
Views: 12,165
Posted By Doug
Very nice series, Mike!

Very nice series, Mike!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-04-2019
Replies: 496
Views: 12,165
Posted By Doug
Erik edited his own posts, not just these two but...

Erik edited his own posts, not just these two but many others recently to replace the original content as you see. I believe this is due to discontent with the soft rendering via the new Flickr. I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-03-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,288
Posted By Doug
I have been using the stock hood #12589 for the...

I have been using the stock hood #12589 for the 35mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH 11874 on the 28mm f/2 Summicron-M ASPH 11604. It looks like the hood for the 28 but is smaller. Better looking, no...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-03-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By Doug
I have used a Polaroid 180 with 16-exp 3.25x4.25"...

I have used a Polaroid 180 with 16-exp 3.25x4.25" Tri-X filmpacks. One just slides the Kodak filmpack into an empty Polaroid pack to keep it in place, works fine... if you can find the film! Fine...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-03-2019
Replies: 2,887
Views: 1,780,191
Posted By Doug
First local farmers' market of the season...

First local farmers' market of the season tomorrow, may wander around there with an M8 and 24mm Summilux. Have not been shooting much so far this year...
Forum: Travel 04-30-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,012
Posted By Doug
How about an Option 3... M9+50mm and go! Less is...

How about an Option 3... M9+50mm and go! Less is more! :D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-30-2019
Replies: 1,650
Views: 421,812
Posted By Doug
Abbazz, I had the opposite experience... :) My...

Abbazz, I had the opposite experience... :) My non-MLU 6x7 was the one needing service early-on, while my late (just prior to the change to 67 naming) 6x7 has been flawless! Good point on the 20/21...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-30-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 955
Posted By Doug
Yes, I'd be interested if the enhancements were...

Yes, I'd be interested if the enhancements were of a functional nature, but not solely for special cosmetics.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-29-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By Doug
You might try focusing the lens to its closest...

You might try focusing the lens to its closest distance before attempting to mount it... that may not help but it would be another point of data.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-28-2019
Replies: 1,350
Views: 322,432
Posted By Doug
Waitress smoke...

Waitress smoke break
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1539327503.SEQ.3.jpg
Leica M8, 1.4/24mm Summilux at f/5.6

Wheel and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-28-2019
Replies: 3,164
Views: 556,080
Posted By Doug
Toreno, I like that second shot... Very nice...

Toreno, I like that second shot... Very nice contrast and tonality. The bicyclist appears crisp in front of the fuzzed background. Somehow looks like a stage set.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-27-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,774
Posted By Doug
FWIW I first encountered that phrase in bold...

FWIW I first encountered that phrase in bold while reading a Perry Mason mystery novel. Might have been written in the 1960's, but those books were also from the '30's onward into the '60's. Could...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-25-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,389
Posted By Doug
I have heard of instances where UPS charges a...

I have heard of instances where UPS charges a "brokerage fee" even when there is no customs duty. EMS seems preferable.
AFAIK there is no duty on any photographic gear coming into the US, not just...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-24-2019
Replies: 319
Views: 35,582
Posted By Doug
Mdina,...

Mdina, Malta
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1277682545.SEQ.0.jpg

Leica M8, 2.0/35mm Zeiss Biogon-ZM
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,082
Posted By Doug
An advantage for sure! Note that the contemporary...

An advantage for sure! Note that the contemporary models ES and ESII may be easier to find than the F, and offer aperture-priority auto exposure along with the same open-aperture metering with SMC...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-23-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 621
Posted By Doug
Graphite is a slippery powder, less able to trap...

Graphite is a slippery powder, less able to trap abrasive grit than an oil, and of course doesn't change consistency over time.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-22-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,082
Posted By Doug
Peter is right about Spotmatic batteries... These...

Peter is right about Spotmatic batteries... These cameras have a "bridge circuit" that makes them relatively insensitive to battery voltage. The silver cell S625PX at 1.55v works as well as the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-22-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 621
Posted By Doug
You're safe, Brett! I changed the title for...

You're safe, Brett! I changed the title for clarity.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-22-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 3,054
Posted By Doug
I earlier misattributed the following info. Here...

I earlier misattributed the following info. Here it is with the correct source...

Herbert Keppler's column in the 12/2006 PopPhoto praises the lens: "The Heliar turned out to be incredibly good,...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-22-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 3,054
Posted By Doug
Could be a symptom of focus shift, most...

Could be a symptom of focus shift, most noticeable f/2.8 - f/5.6?
Sean Reid says that if he owned this lens he would not bother to have it 6-bit coded for the M8. It is softer wide open, esp in the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-22-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 3,054
Posted By Doug
I think you have a good point, Erik, about the...

I think you have a good point, Erik, about the sadly scuffed appearance of that nickel finish Heliar! Yet I'd be surprised if it's paint given that Cosina calls it nickel... :confused:
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-21-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 3,054
Posted By Doug
Hi Erik... I just got out the lens to hold and...

Hi Erik... I just got out the lens to hold and refresh my memory. It's a small lens, and feels too heavy to be mainly aluminum. Moving the focus lever to extend the helical, the barrel has a brass...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-21-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 3,054
Posted By Doug
I have both versions of the f/2 Heliar... The...

I have both versions of the f/2 Heliar... The specs have the collapsible M-mount one at 260g and the nickel LTM one at 191g. And the f/2.5 Color Skopar is 208g for comparison.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-21-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 3,054
Posted By Doug
Thanks Mike! I do have others, as I like this...

Thanks Mike! I do have others, as I like this lens.

Date Tonight...
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1361598430.SEQ.0.jpg
M9, Heliar at f/5.6

Sax at sunset, Lahaina...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-20-2019
Replies: 496
Views: 12,165
Posted By Doug
This cute dental assistant was going to drape the...

This cute dental assistant was going to drape the protective lead-lined apron over me while taking a tooth x-ray. I told her that since I just had radioactive implants put in for prostate cancer, it...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-20-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 3,054
Posted By Doug
Fashion shoot, photographer on fire escape....

Fashion shoot, photographer on fire escape. Downtown Yakima Washington.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1461993372.SEQ.1.jpg
f/4.8 with Heliar Classic collapsible
...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-20-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 14,850
Posted By Doug
This is an email today from Frances to the RFF...

This is an email today from Frances to the RFF mailbox:

"This is a message from Frances Schultz:

"Sadly Roger Hicks died on April 7. I know that some members of RFF knew.

"The problem is I have...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-19-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By Doug
An interesting and IMO useful comment in the...

An interesting and IMO useful comment in the first part of the article...
For those with the same area, “sensors have the opportunity to capture the same amount of light per-whole-image, regardless...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-17-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 5,064
Posted By Doug
Nice samples, all! Fond of this lens, and not too...

Nice samples, all! Fond of this lens, and not too long a focal length on full-frame for general walk-around. Here are a few shots with this 1.8/75mm...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-11-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,466
Posted By Doug
Salverry,...

Salverry, Peru
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1533420605.SEQ.3.jpgPentax K-1, 1.8/31mm SMCP


Pink Panama / Trujillo,...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-06-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By Doug
Agree ^^ My goggled f/2.8 Summaron fits my Hexar...

Agree ^^ My goggled f/2.8 Summaron fits my Hexar RF as well as my M2... The VF window framing is compatible. Give it a try! I bought mine specifically to get the 50mm-sized 35mm framelines to appear...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-06-2019
Replies: 328
Views: 14,697
Posted By Doug
blumoon, the purple flowers stand out very well...

blumoon, the purple flowers stand out very well from the green background... nice shot!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-04-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 579
Posted By Doug
+1.... Agree with David! :) Better to save a...

+1.... Agree with David! :) Better to save a camera than to have a cabinet with junk cameras...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 11,393
Posted By Doug
Exactly, same for me. :)

Exactly, same for me. :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-31-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 413
Posted By Doug
Yes! :cool: Difficult with the usual small reels,...

Yes! :cool: Difficult with the usual small reels, as the wire diameter is small so it's not hard for the film to be pulled over to the next coil... I find it's useful to push the film back toward the...
Forum: Olympus RF 03-29-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 28,070
Posted By Doug
Olympus 35RC, Ilford chromogenic...

Olympus 35RC, Ilford chromogenic B&W
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1139820925.SEQ.0.jpg

At the farmers market I asked the mom if I could make a photo and she ok'd that...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-24-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By Doug
Thanks, Bob, an interesting sequence.

Thanks, Bob, an interesting sequence.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-24-2019
Replies: 1,288
Views: 334,690
Posted By Doug
Mark, that church building looks familiar......

Mark, that church building looks familiar... isn't it a favorite scene for lens testing by Lloyd Chambers = Diglloyd.com?
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-21-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By Doug
Is that still the 16mm, Raid? Looks very good......

Is that still the 16mm, Raid? Looks very good... Seems the skies are darker when the light metering "sees" a lot of white sand!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-19-2019
Replies: 328
Views: 14,697
Posted By Doug
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1371276300.SEQ.1.jpg
Pentax LX, 2.8/50mm SMC Pentax-A Macro

...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-19-2019
Replies: 1,577
Views: 276,182
Posted By Doug
Chevy https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/...

Chevy
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1370757968.SEQ.1.jpgPentax LX, 2.8/50mm SMC Macro
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-19-2019
Replies: 1,713
Views: 319,634
Posted By Doug
Very nice, SEM! The eye can find some orderly...

Very nice, SEM! The eye can find some orderly arrangement in the seeming randomness...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-18-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,165
Posted By Doug
Interesting, Andreas, thank you!

Interesting, Andreas, thank you!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-18-2019
Replies: 1,288
Views: 334,690
Posted By Doug
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1551333129.SEQ.2.jpgPoipu, southern Kauai, Hawaii... Pentax K-1, 1.4/58mm Nokton
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-17-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,128
Posted By Doug
Interesting to note in Sean Reid's review of the...

Interesting to note in Sean Reid's review of the Q2 comparing performance at increasing ISO to that of the older Q... He found that the original Q is inherently slightly less noisy than the Q2. But,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-16-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 11,627
Posted By Doug
Pherdinand, thanks for the real-life test, very...

Pherdinand, thanks for the real-life test, very useful. An interesting concept that didn't quite pan out!
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-15-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,128
Posted By Doug
Yes, you can ignore saving both JPG and DNG if...

Yes, you can ignore saving both JPG and DNG if you don't want the JPG. Lightroom will display the DNG as cropped, not with the framelines. Using the framing/crop tool in LR will allow changing the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-15-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 3,715
Posted By Doug
Let us please keep the discussion in English......

Let us please keep the discussion in English... though it is generous and helpful to use another's language when comprehension is clearly at risk! :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-15-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 598
Posted By Doug
Gentlemen, please stick with the issues and facts...

Gentlemen, please stick with the issues and facts and avoid personal criticisms.
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-15-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,128
Posted By Doug
The associated JPG is the only way to get an "out...

The associated JPG is the only way to get an "out of camera" cropped result. But in any case, saving the JPG or not, when shooting in a crop mode the DNG is tagged for the relevant crop. When the DNG...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-15-2019
Replies: 1,577
Views: 276,182
Posted By Doug
Scanning the details, a very interesting rig,...

Scanning the details, a very interesting rig, Tim! I only question the placement of the fire extinguisher, a good thought but might be hard to reach if there were an engine fire! And I'll guess the...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 03-15-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 28,689
Posted By Doug
Telyt is in... No offense, RFF is generous enough...

Telyt is in... No offense, RFF is generous enough to include non-RFs. :)
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 03-13-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 28,689
Posted By Doug
Ok Gents, sorry for the delay. Just added your...

Ok Gents, sorry for the delay. Just added your lenses...

Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-45mm f3.5-5.6
Olympus Zuiko Digital 25mm f2.8
Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150mm f3.5-4.5
Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 DC EX...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-11-2019
Replies: 328
Views: 14,697
Posted By Doug
Another shot with the 4/50mm Macro Takumar on a...

Another shot with the 4/50mm Macro Takumar on a Pentax ESII
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1366874795.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-11-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,128
Posted By Doug
Looking good, Peter... The IS is clearly...

Looking good, Peter... The IS is clearly effective with the moving-subject shot. And the lens sharpness enhances the 3-D effect I think. Difficult lighting -- I admit to some burning/dodging in LR.

...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-11-2019
Replies: 328
Views: 14,697
Posted By Doug
You may indeed be right, Graham... The original...

You may indeed be right, Graham... The original chrome-finish motor failed and was replaced by Pentax with a black-finish one which I then don't recall ever using! But the finish does match the...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-10-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,128
Posted By Doug
Peter congrats on the "new" Leica Q, hope you'll...

Peter congrats on the "new" Leica Q, hope you'll continue to like it. I've had my Q for less than a year now and it has found considerable favor. (see my RFF Gallery if you wish, back a few months)....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-10-2019
Replies: 328
Views: 14,697
Posted By Doug
Did you look at the Spotmatic Motor Drive model?...

Did you look at the Spotmatic Motor Drive model? I have one and the motor, which seems to be the same one to fit my Pentax K2DMD...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-10-2019
Replies: 1,577
Views: 276,182
Posted By Doug
That little maroon Alfa needs some TLC! I've...

That little maroon Alfa needs some TLC! I've always admired the Giulia GT and its lovely Bertone bodywork. Studied one in a new-car showroom in Seattle in the late 1960's and wanted it but it was out...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-09-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 802
Posted By Doug
Interesting article, thanks for the link.

Interesting article, thanks for the link.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-05-2019
Replies: 1,713
Views: 319,634
Posted By Doug
Thank you for the enthusiastic comment, sem! You...

Thank you for the enthusiastic comment, sem! You may imagine as the Twister twists, the big blue marble/ball appears to rise or fall depending on the rotational direction. It's copyrighted by a local...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-05-2019
Replies: 328
Views: 14,697
Posted By Doug
Very nice, Nick, this is a great lens. Can...

Very nice, Nick, this is a great lens. Can certainly be used for general-purpose shooting, not just macro work. I had mine (#3923520) for 26 years and sold it a couple of years after getting a...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-02-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 2,334
Posted By Doug
Looks very good, probably will perform...

Looks very good, probably will perform excellently... and that's a lot of glass!
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-28-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,304
Posted By Doug
Thein makes some good points, and I've observed...

Thein makes some good points, and I've observed the effects and done the balancing act he describes. I appreciate the look of medium format, both film and digital. But MF is not always what I choose...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-25-2019
Replies: 284
Views: 17,391
Posted By Doug
GRIII just announced......

GRIII just announced... :)

http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/products/gr-3/ (https://www.pentaxforums.com/articles/pentax-news/ricoh-gr-iii-officially-announced.html)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-24-2019
Replies: 328
Views: 14,697
Posted By Doug
My understanding is that in the 50's & 60's...

My understanding is that in the 50's & 60's Pentax was "chasing" Zeiss in optical quality and coatings with a view to becoming superior... And perhaps they did! :)

As to different metals in...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-24-2019
Replies: 381
Views: 173,958
Posted By Doug
Electrifying...

Electrifying Work
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1436756632.SEQ.2.jpg

Leica M240, 2.5/50mm Skopar
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-24-2019
Replies: 381
Views: 173,958
Posted By Doug
Red White Blue In The...

Red White Blue In The Bin
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1436927114.SEQ.1.jpg

Leica M240, 2.5/50mm Skopar
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-24-2019
Replies: 1,577
Views: 276,182
Posted By Doug
Mark thanks for the second shot that points up...

Mark thanks for the second shot that points up the wild tail-fins, typical of Chrysler products of the time! I had a '59 Dodge 4-door hardtop, two-tone pink... :)
Forum: Lomography 02-23-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By Doug
Looks interesting! This kind of aperture is...

Looks interesting! This kind of aperture is called a "Waterhouse stop". Dust entry is a question...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-23-2019
Replies: 1,417
Views: 194,006
Posted By Doug
Hanalei Bay, Kauai, Hawaii... the beach park is...

Hanalei Bay, Kauai, Hawaii... the beach park is closed after a destructive storm with flooding last year.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1550818140.SEQ.1.jpg

Pentax K-1,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-23-2019
Replies: 416
Views: 61,572
Posted By Doug
Upstairs offices in a last-century...

Upstairs offices in a last-century hotel/restaurant
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1382592533.SEQ.1.jpg

Leica S2, 2.5/35mm Summarit-S
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-23-2019
Replies: 1,577
Views: 276,182
Posted By Doug
Thanks guys... I guess the S2 had to do for this...

Thanks guys... I guess the S2 had to do for this in lack of the Leica SL! The M-B was part of some tour group, possibly a car club, indicated by the fender sticker. We are members of the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-23-2019
Replies: 1,713
Views: 319,634
Posted By Doug
Household, Taos Pueblo, New...

Household, Taos Pueblo, New Mexico
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1517646611.SEQ.0.jpg

Leica S2, 2.5/35mm Summarit-S
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-23-2019
Replies: 1,577
Views: 276,182
Posted By Doug
Mercedes 300SL, Silverton...

Mercedes 300SL, Silverton Colorado
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1516085493.SEQ.0.jpgLeica S2, 2.5/35mm Summarit-S
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-23-2019
Replies: 1,713
Views: 319,634
Posted By Doug
Cassandra at ~5 months age, Mar 2013 (stray...

Cassandra at ~5 months age, Mar 2013 (stray rescued from a hard winter's life in the Costco parking lot!)
Now, some 6 years later, she's taken on mothering duties for three stray/abandoned kittens as...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-23-2019
Replies: 1,713
Views: 319,634
Posted By Doug
Mystic...

Mystic Twister
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1382674846.SEQ.0.jpg

Leica S2, 2.5/35mm Summarit-S
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-22-2019
Replies: 158
Views: 12,555
Posted By Doug
This tree on Maui is somehow special. It...

This tree on Maui is somehow special. It looks/feels strong, muscular, but is undercut and dying on the beach side. I imagine that it's trying to concentrate growth and root support in the other...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-22-2019
Replies: 158
Views: 12,555
Posted By Doug
The story and the...

The story and the punch-line
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1388202658.SEQ.0.jpg

Leica M240, 1.5/50mm C-Sonnar
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-22-2019
Replies: 158
Views: 12,555
Posted By Doug
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1205131011.SEQ.0.jpg

Leica M2, 1.5/50mm C-Sonnar, Fuji 160S
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-22-2019
Replies: 158
Views: 12,555
Posted By Doug
Singer https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery...

Singer
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1388122484.SEQ.0.jpg

Leica M240, 1.5/50mm C-Sonnar
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-22-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,998
Posted By Doug
OP's instruction/wish... :)

OP's instruction/wish... :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-21-2019
Replies: 615
Views: 83,337
Posted By Doug
Koloa, Kauai,...

Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1549354252.SEQ.1.jpgPentax K-1, 1.4/58mm Nokton
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-21-2019
Replies: 795
Views: 90,265
Posted By Doug
Hanalei Bay, Kauai,...

Hanalei Bay, Kauai, Hawaii
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1550384221.SEQ.3.jpgPentax K-1, 1.4/58mm Nokton
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-21-2019
Replies: 416
Views: 61,572
Posted By Doug
Near Tonopah,...

Near Tonopah, Nevada
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1543387557.SEQ.1.jpg

Leica Q
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-21-2019
Replies: 416
Views: 61,572
Posted By Doug
No...

No Trespassing

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1547368539.SEQ.0.jpg

Leica Q
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-21-2019
Replies: 416
Views: 61,572
Posted By Doug
Mm-mm...

Mm-mm Good!
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1548919278.SEQ.0.jpg

Pentax K-1, 1.4/58mm Nokton
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-20-2019
Replies: 795
Views: 90,265
Posted By Doug
Tlaquepaque complex, Sedona...

Tlaquepaque complex, Sedona AZ
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1541759908.SEQ.3.jpgLeica Q
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-17-2019
Replies: 1,417
Views: 194,006
Posted By Doug
Poipu on Kauai,...

Poipu on Kauai, Hawaii
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1550222594.SEQ.3.jpgPentax K-1, 1.4/58mm Nokton
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-17-2019
Replies: 282
Views: 27,181
Posted By Doug
Mechanic on duty, with oil can and wrench Koloa,...

Mechanic on duty, with oil can and wrench
Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1549004277.SEQ.0.jpg
Pentax K-1, 1.4/58mm Nokton
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-17-2019
Replies: 744
Views: 176,905
Posted By Doug
Bubble leap. South shore Kauai,...

Bubble leap. South shore Kauai, Hawaii
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1549598336.SEQ.0.jpgPentax K-1, 1.4/58mm Nokton
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2019
Replies: 83
Views: 11,178
Posted By Doug
LOL, Bob! Here's some pizza with HP5+ @800 in...

LOL, Bob!
Here's some pizza with HP5+ @800 in Diafine at 79 deg, 5 min with frequent agitation in Part A. In Part B 5 min with agitation about every 90 sec, just a turn and back except one time cycle...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-16-2019
Replies: 291
Views: 76,018
Posted By Doug
1.4/35mm Nokton SC,...

1.4/35mm Nokton SC,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-15-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,898
Posted By Doug
Maybe not so strange, David, as the two cameras...

Maybe not so strange, David, as the two cameras are scarcely even related, they're so different. My understanding is that the Leica/Minolta cooperation failed when Minolta wanted to redesign the CL...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-15-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 13,832
Posted By Doug
The two lens diagrams look somewhat similar in...

The two lens diagrams look somewhat similar in concept though, at least with the first 6 elements, don't they...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-15-2019
Replies: 672
Views: 84,199
Posted By Doug
Kauai,...

Kauai, Hawaii
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1549598337.SEQ.2.jpgPentax K-1, 1.4/58mm Nokton
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-15-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By Doug
I have my Dad's Petri 7S with the tele and wide...

I have my Dad's Petri 7S with the tele and wide attachments and aux viewfinder. Both the lens attachments have focus adjustment scales. The user focuses normally then reads the distance off the main...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-15-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,898
Posted By Doug
This has been mentioned by others as well... But,...

This has been mentioned by others as well... But, y'know, you can get effective metered manual by turning it to Auto, noting the suggested shutter speed on the VF diodes, then selecting that or some...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-14-2019
Replies: 462
Views: 94,905
Posted By Doug
Thanks! Goggled Summaron on an M240...

Thanks! Goggled Summaron on an M240...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-13-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By Doug
During the time of early production of the Konica...

During the time of early production of the Konica RF camera there was apparently a discrepancy (and a controversy) over a possible difference in the lens flange to film register distance from "Leica...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2019
Replies: 462
Views: 94,905
Posted By Doug
Panels https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery...

Panels
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1397845999.SEQ.1.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,898
Posted By Doug
I have two CLEs and an M2... The CLE will be...

I have two CLEs and an M2... The CLE will be great for 28mm, and its whole VF window approximates 24/25mm framing. But it has no 50mm framelines, just the 40 and 90. The electronics are very...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-13-2019
Replies: 1,577
Views: 276,182
Posted By Doug
Charles, so much on this machine to feast the...

Charles, so much on this machine to feast the eyes...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-10-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 12,877
Posted By Doug
I'm very fond of the 28mm Summicron lens, a...

I'm very fond of the 28mm Summicron lens, a long-time favorite. Let's start with the Minolta CLE not long after I got the lens.

Father &...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-10-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,506
Posted By Doug
1.) Optically the same 2.) Nickel finish 3.) Not...

1.) Optically the same
2.) Nickel finish
3.) Not collapsible though it looks like it does
4.) Old-style locking focusing tab/button
5.) Production limited to 600 samples
6.) Screw mount, comes with...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-09-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,506
Posted By Doug
Cosina/Voigtlander Heliar 50mm f/2, nickel ltm...

Cosina/Voigtlander Heliar 50mm f/2, nickel ltm version of 2009, 600 made. Certainly obscure, so under the radar, and our host might still have a few... :)

Compared with the earlier 50/2, this one is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-09-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 745
Posted By Doug
Interesting shots, Godfrey! Looking forward to...

Interesting shots, Godfrey! Looking forward to more. You hit some of the same spots I did last year at this time... :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-09-2019
Replies: 1,577
Views: 276,182
Posted By Doug
Not so sure that "nice" describes this...

Not so sure that "nice" describes this interesting junkyard jalopy!
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1548569408.SEQ.2.jpg

This one looks...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-08-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By Doug
Gekko, southern Kauai,...

Gekko, southern Kauai, Hawaii
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1549004279.SEQ.3.jpg
Pentax K-1, 1.4/58mm Nokton
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-08-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By Doug
Shop...

Shop front
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1134025863.SEQ.0.jpgMinolta CLE, 28mm Skopar
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-06-2019
Replies: 447
Views: 43,196
Posted By Doug
Poipu, Kauai,...

Poipu, Kauai, Hawaii
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1549439858.SEQ.3.jpgPentax K-1, 1.4/58mm Nokton
Forum: RFF Polls 02-05-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,681
Posted By Doug
I can recall the time when I was deciding this...

I can recall the time when I was deciding this issue for myself, about 50 years ago! I experimented vertical shooting in different ways of holding the camera for verticals. Cameras are basically...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-04-2019
Replies: 1,577
Views: 276,182
Posted By Doug
1955/56 Chevrolet, customized. For one difficult...

1955/56 Chevrolet, customized. For one difficult example, the top has been "chopped", i.e. it was cut off and lowered a couple of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-30-2019
Replies: 568
Red
Views: 135,173
Posted By Doug
Pentax K-1, 1.4/58mm...

Pentax K-1, 1.4/58mm Nokton

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1548485499.SEQ.1.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-29-2019
Replies: 142
Views: 8,743
Posted By Doug
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1531978707.SEQ.0.jpg

Guayaquil, Ecuador
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-28-2019
Replies: 625
Views: 159,411
Posted By Doug
Yup! :) The grille badge is CVCC which stands for...

Yup! :) The grille badge is CVCC which stands for "Compound Vortex Controlled Combustion" which was intended to reduce exhaust emissions.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-28-2019
Replies: 328
Views: 14,697
Posted By Doug
Pentax SV, 2.3/35mm Auto-Takumar. Vignetting...

Pentax SV, 2.3/35mm Auto-Takumar. Vignetting caused by inappropriate lens hood! Thanks Abbazz for the Angenieux...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-28-2019
Replies: 437
Views: 172,989
Posted By Doug
Atlantic Bridge, Colón...

Atlantic Bridge, Colón Panama
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1528689484.SEQ.2.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-27-2019
Replies: 321
Views: 53,344
Posted By Doug
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

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Pentax K-1, 1.4/58mm Nokton
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-27-2019
Replies: 328
Views: 14,697
Posted By Doug
It's said that the M line of lenses gave up a...

It's said that the M line of lenses gave up a little optical quality in exchange for more compact size appropriate for the smaller M bodies.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-27-2019
Replies: 328
Views: 14,697
Posted By Doug
Leica S2, adapted 135mm f/4 SMC Macro...

Leica S2, adapted 135mm f/4 SMC Macro Takumar-6x7
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1383108282.SEQ.1.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-27-2019
Replies: 328
Views: 14,697
Posted By Doug
Pentax 645NII, adapted 135mm f/4 SMC Macro...

Pentax 645NII, adapted 135mm f/4 SMC Macro Takumar-6x7, Portra 800https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1375596861.SEQ.2.jpg
Ruff checks the spring scents through the screen on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-27-2019
Replies: 328
Views: 14,697
Posted By Doug
Pentax ESII (black), 50mm f/4.0 SMC Macro...

Pentax ESII (black), 50mm f/4.0 SMC Macro Takumar, Fuji Neopan 400CN

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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-27-2019
Replies: 328
Views: 14,697
Posted By Doug
Pentax 6x7 non-MLU, 200mm f/4.0 SMC Takumar 6x7,...

Pentax 6x7 non-MLU, 200mm f/4.0 SMC Takumar 6x7, Ilford XP2 Super
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1139734156.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-27-2019
Replies: 328
Views: 14,697
Posted By Doug
Pentax ESII (unusual chrome finish), 50mm f/1.4...

Pentax ESII (unusual chrome finish), 50mm f/1.4 SMC Takumar, Ilford XP2 Super
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1366615606.SEQ.1.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-27-2019
Replies: 328
Views: 14,697
Posted By Doug
Pentax SV, 50mm f/1.4 SMC...

Pentax SV, 50mm f/1.4 SMC Takumar
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1372573766.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-26-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 815
Posted By Doug
Consider whether any camera manufacturers have...

Consider whether any camera manufacturers have offered hardware upgrades in the past... internal ones... Would different film/digital backs and alternative finders/prisms count?

I can think of two...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-26-2019
Replies: 1,577
Views: 276,182
Posted By Doug
In preparation for a restoration paint job?

In preparation for a restoration paint job?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-25-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By Doug
Sorry to hear that John has passed away... He...

Sorry to hear that John has passed away... He milled several lens flanges for me, one new lens sent directly to him from the vendor, the rest sent via DAG. Don would remove the flanges and send them...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-25-2019
Replies: 144
Views: 14,398
Posted By Doug
Raid, no, it seems the names are speed related,...

Raid, no, it seems the names are speed related, generally as with Leica lenses. But some modern Heliars' construction are true to the historical name. (like the 50 f/2 and f/3.5 but the 75 f/2.5...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-24-2019
Replies: 568
Red
Views: 135,173
Posted By Doug
Porsche 911...

Porsche 911 Turbo
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1548317753.SEQ.2.jpgPentax K-1, 1.4/58mm Nokton
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-24-2019
Replies: 479
Views: 46,020
Posted By Doug
School...

School crossing...
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-23-2019
Replies: 1,577
Views: 276,182
Posted By Doug
Dodge Dart Convertible......

Dodge Dart Convertible... 1960's?
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1548317753.SEQ.1.jpgPentax K-1, 1.4/58mm Nokton
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-23-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 17,734
Posted By Doug
I saw public phones similar to yours ^^^ in...

I saw public phones similar to yours ^^^ in Cienfuegos Cuba, March 2017... Maybe the Cubans bought them from...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-21-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 17,734
Posted By Doug
Lihue, Kauai,...

Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1521352319.SEQ.0.jpgLeica M-D 262 / Voigtlander Heliar 1.8/75mm
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-20-2019
Replies: 607
Views: 53,737
Posted By Doug
Yes, process/usage is an important and somewhat...

Yes, process/usage is an important and somewhat controversial aspect of the M-D, but this does not handicap the results which are consistent with other M digitals.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-20-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 1,821
Posted By Doug
Exactly... Back in the late 60's and early 70's I...

Exactly... Back in the late 60's and early 70's I used a few dozen rolls of Agfa Isopan FF, ISO 25 black & white, in my Pentax Spotmatic, often on tripod for maximum output quality. Trying for medium...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-20-2019
Replies: 568
Red
Views: 135,173
Posted By Doug
Nissan 370Z / Pentax...

Nissan 370Z / Pentax K-1
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Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-17-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 1,821
Posted By Doug
Corran, thank you for your clear explanation......

Corran, thank you for your clear explanation... Useful to know and keep in mind. :)
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-15-2019
Replies: 607
Views: 53,737
Posted By Doug
Hi Dave -- There is a Help forum in RFF with a...

Hi Dave -- There is a Help forum in RFF with a sticky thread devoted to the various ways of posting a photo in discussion threads, here (I use my RFF Gallery contents as photo...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-15-2019
Replies: 1,577
Views: 276,182
Posted By Doug
1951 Ford Business...

1951 Ford Business Coupe
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-14-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 2,914
Posted By Doug
On a smaller...

On a smaller scale...
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1547189801.SEQ.2.jpg
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-14-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By Doug
I see a bit of corner illumination fall-off. A...

I see a bit of corner illumination fall-off. A mild case. First thought raises questions about use of a lens hood... If the hood isn't quite wide enough and intrudes a bit into the field of view,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-13-2019
Replies: 568
Red
Views: 135,173
Posted By Doug
Nissan Nismo 350Z / Leica...

Nissan Nismo 350Z / Leica Q
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