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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,137
Posted By dtcls100
I have a FM3a and it appears pretty solid and...

I have a FM3a and it appears pretty solid and rugged. The F3 is pretty rugged but has an Achilles heal when using a flash mounted above the rewind knob. If the mounted flash is bumped reasonably...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3,743
Views: 711,312
Posted By dtcls100
Interesting that Jane Bown has an OM-2 or OM-2n...

Interesting that Jane Bown has an OM-2 or OM-2n in her hands for her self-portrait. I always had the impression that she was strictly an OM-1 user.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-16-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 7,725
Posted By dtcls100
The FM, FE series cameras all have metal bodies.

The FM, FE series cameras all have metal bodies.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2019
Replies: 244
Views: 12,322
Posted By dtcls100
I love all of my 30+ cameras. My favorite...

I love all of my 30+ cameras. My favorite changes day to day and I typically cycle through most of my digital and film cameras. Even how I like to configure the cameras frequently changes. For a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-12-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,326
Posted By dtcls100
I have version 3 with the scalloped metal...

I have version 3 with the scalloped metal focusing ring. Silky smooth focusing and handling, great image quality. Highly recommended.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-15-2019
Replies: 2,699
Views: 792,942
Posted By dtcls100
That is totally cool . . . .

That is totally cool . . . .
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-12-2019
Replies: 385
Views: 65,162
Posted By dtcls100
Friends of mine have digital Leicas. Very nice...

Friends of mine have digital Leicas. Very nice cameras, but are overpriced and don't have nearly the capability of a good number of other digital cameras. A friend's experience having his M9 sensor...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-02-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 16,827
Posted By dtcls100
Sad news, indeed. However, it is comforting to...

Sad news, indeed. However, it is comforting to know that Roger seems to have lived a very good life, doing what he loved with his wife, Frances.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2019
Replies: 8,885
Views: 867,151
Posted By dtcls100
Two Nikon AR-1 soft releases for my two Nikon...

Two Nikon AR-1 soft releases for my two Nikon F2AS bodies. I previously bought cheaper knock-off versions, but the quality and feel were not very good. The genuine versions were much better and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-23-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 4,118
Posted By dtcls100
I have the F6 and the Tamron 45 f1.8, and also...

I have the F6 and the Tamron 45 f1.8, and also had the Nikon 50f1.8. The Tamron's VC works well on the F6. I found the Tamron to be sharper and better built and I prefer the 45mm focal length. The...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-23-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 7,561
Posted By dtcls100
Says who? The specs and my personal experience...

Says who? The specs and my personal experience owning two F6 say BS to that. I also own two F2as. The F6 has an all metal body, top and bottom. Don't confuse the rubberized covering as it being...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-21-2019
Replies: 1,305
Views: 336,202
Posted By dtcls100
http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa106/DTC4b/_A7...

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa106/DTC4b/_A7R8701_zpsqzek4hos.jpg

Sony A7RIII with Novoflex adapter and Olympus OM Zuiko 300mm f4.5 at f4.5, handheld. The image stabilization and EVF...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-01-2019
Replies: 127
Views: 5,515
Posted By dtcls100
Having had both, they both are amazing cameras...

Having had both, they both are amazing cameras but i kept the Olympus.[/QUOTE]

I've used both and they are both excellent. I do prefer the OM-1 because it is a bit quieter and has less vibration.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-24-2019
Replies: 591
Views: 87,175
Posted By dtcls100
I agree that a photograph need not be sharp to be...

I agree that a photograph need not be sharp to be very good or excellent. A lack of sharpness may create a mood or emphasize movement, change or tumult and be a conscious artistic decision.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-20-2019
Replies: 8,885
Views: 867,151
Posted By dtcls100
Upgraded DP12 photomic head for Nikon F2, with...

Upgraded DP12 photomic head for Nikon F2, with super-resistor replacement piece installed, from Sover Wong.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-18-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By dtcls100
I am not a Sony fanboy, although I own a Sony...

I am not a Sony fanboy, although I own a Sony A7riii. This video does seem questionable as it does not identify where the Sony mount came from and the red dot on it indicates that it didn't come...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-08-2019
Replies: 205
Views: 16,312
Posted By dtcls100
I try to use all of my cameras at least once...

I try to use all of my cameras at least once every two years. I also regularly exercise the shutters of all of my cameras and focusing and aperture rings of all my lenses at least once every two...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-28-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By dtcls100
I have all three lenses too and never had any...

I have all three lenses too and never had any problems. Strikes me that the lens was improperly stored like in a hot attic or hot car for a while. High temps can trigger lens separation
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-26-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 831
Posted By dtcls100
The viability of this proposed business model...

The viability of this proposed business model turns on how much customers might be willing to pay for this upgradeability path. For me, I would certainly be willing to pay at least a couple of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-26-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 831
Posted By dtcls100
The camera manufacturers would also enjoy...

The camera manufacturers would also enjoy increased brand loyalty, as customers would be less likely to switch brands if they know that meaningful updates and upgrades to their cameras will be...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-26-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 831
Posted By dtcls100
The benefits to the camera companies also would...

The benefits to the camera companies also would be meaningful. First, under this model, the market viability of a given camera model could be extended considerably, thus increasing the period of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-26-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 831
Posted By dtcls100
New Business Model for Camera Manufacturers

Despite some new and exciting camera developments, the trendlines for camera manufacturers looks pretty grim. Camera sales are in decline, as more and more folks use their cell phones as their...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-20-2019
Replies: 323
Views: 25,391
Posted By dtcls100
Do you mean the G2? The T2 is a compact, upscale...

Do you mean the G2? The T2 is a compact, upscale P&S. It is fairly small and light and I carried one around in a small case attached to my belt for over 20 years as my go anywhere camera. Also has...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-19-2019
Replies: 323
Views: 25,391
Posted By dtcls100
Canon A-1. The Canon A-1 is very gimmicky, long...

Canon A-1. The Canon A-1 is very gimmicky, long on distracting flashing red lights and multiple AE modes, while short on real useability, such as not having any metered manual mode, and having a...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-14-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,365
Posted By dtcls100
Your logic is faulty. Film is not dead, but it...

Your logic is faulty. Film is not dead, but it is a niche product. While film use appears to be increasing, it is extremely unlikely that it will ever sell anywhere close to the volumes it sold in...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-14-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,365
Posted By dtcls100
I very much doubt that anyone could produce a...

I very much doubt that anyone could produce a quality film camera of the level of yesteryear at an attractive pricepoint and still make a profit. There are still a ton of quality used cameras for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-11-2019
Replies: 8,885
Views: 867,151
Posted By dtcls100
A black Nikon F2a. Don't really need it (given...

A black Nikon F2a. Don't really need it (given F6, FM3a, OM-4Ti, OM-2n, OM-1n) and tried to resist, but I have wanted a black F2a for years and when I saw one in apparently very nice condition, I...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-11-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By dtcls100
Nice photos!

Nice photos!
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-07-2018
Replies: 5,543
Views: 490,274
Posted By dtcls100
https://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa106/DTC4b/_D...

https://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa106/DTC4b/_DSC6392a_zpsaumsrvgr.jpg


A little Autumn color

Nikon d850, Nikon 70-200 VRII
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-29-2018
Replies: 102
Views: 3,752
Posted By dtcls100
Contax T2 Olympus Stylus Zoom Used both and have...

Contax T2
Olympus Stylus Zoom

Used both and have taken thousand of photos with them. Both have great lenses. Still have the Contax 20 years later, but the Stylus unfortunately broke after about six...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-06-2018
Replies: 100
Views: 2,771
Posted By dtcls100
Film -- Nikon F2A and Nikon F3P -- can't justify...

Film -- Nikon F2A and Nikon F3P -- can't justify getting them for actual use given the Nikon F6, FM3a, Olympus OM, olympus 35 SP rangefinders, Contax T2, and Mamiya 6 cameras I already own. But I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-26-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By dtcls100
How does one even focus the resulting...

How does one even focus the resulting monstrousity? The huge bulge in the back will prevent one from accessing the viewfinder.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-19-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 4,047
Posted By dtcls100
Harry Benz Urushi wrist strap. Strong and...

Harry Benz Urushi wrist strap. Strong and stylish. Use it with Peak Design Capture Clip v3 on either belt or backpack strap. Makes carrying heavy camera so much more comfortable.
Forum: Travel 08-17-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,211
Posted By dtcls100
Vancouver is a beautiful city. But I second the...

Vancouver is a beautiful city. But I second the caution about going anywhere near the Downtown Eastside area. Unfortunately, it probably has the highest concentration of drug addicts/mentally ill...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-04-2018
Replies: 3,587
Views: 908,768
Posted By dtcls100
View of the Manhattan Bridge

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa106/DTC4b/_A7R5616_zps9hosmown.jpg

Sony A7Riii, Sony 24-105 FE
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-04-2018
Replies: 535
Views: 94,604
Posted By dtcls100
http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa106/DTC4b/_A7...

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa106/DTC4b/_A7R5570_zpswwgxkfva.jpg
http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa106/DTC4b/_A7R5612_zps96pxphe9.jpg
http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa106/DTC4b/_A7R5519_...
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-03-2018
Replies: 119
Views: 4,947
Posted By dtcls100
Really impressive. Congrats to you, your son,...

Really impressive. Congrats to you, your son, and the generous members that made that early contribution to your son's success.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-24-2018
Replies: 200
Views: 25,148
Posted By dtcls100
Passage of Time

Our children grow up so quickly. Here are two pictures of my wife at the piano with our son. The first picture was taken with my trusty OM camera about 10 years ago, when our son was a little boy...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-20-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By dtcls100
NYC (Forest Hills in Queens). Thanks for all of ...

NYC (Forest Hills in Queens). Thanks for all of your responses.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-19-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By dtcls100
Stolen Camera Equipment

Unfortunately, I had some camera equipment stolen out of my minivan as I was packing for a trip at the end of last month. I don't have the serial numbers of some of the equipment (such as a Nikon...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-14-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 2,931
Posted By dtcls100
Actually, the Nikon F6 works with all AI lenses...

Actually, the Nikon F6 works with all AI lenses with full matrix metering in all metering modes but shutter priority mode (don't think the F4 works in shutter priority mode either with manual lenses...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-27-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 784
Posted By dtcls100
Nikon 105 f2.0 DC

This is a superb lens. Very sharp, but with gorgeous (and adjustable) bokeh. One of my favorite lenses.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-12-2018
Replies: 535
Views: 94,604
Posted By dtcls100
http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa106/DTC4b/_A7...

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa106/DTC4b/_A7R5107_zpsu5jruw53.jpg
Sony A7R3, Tamron SP 70-150 f2.8 Soft

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa106/DTC4b/_A7R5032a_zpszxzinep9.jpg
Sony A7R3, Sony...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-29-2018
Replies: 535
Views: 94,604
Posted By dtcls100
Photo taken about 4 years ago, after my daughter...

Photo taken about 4 years ago, after my daughter got a little kitten for her birthday. The kitten (now cat) clearly prefers my daughter to everyone else in our family to this day.
Olympus OM-4T,...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 03-21-2018
Replies: 85
Views: 7,695
Posted By dtcls100
Lenses that I have that have very smooth bokeh...

Lenses that I have that have very smooth bokeh include:

OM Zuiko 100mm f2.0
OM Zuiko 90 mm f2.0 macro
Nikon 105 f2.0 DC
OM Zuiko 50mm f2.0 macro
Tamron SP 80-200 f2.8

Here is an obligatory cat...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-20-2018
Replies: 535
Views: 94,604
Posted By dtcls100
http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa106/DTC4b/DSC...

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa106/DTC4b/DSC_5071_zpso1put33c.jpg

Nikon D750, Nikon 28-70 f2.8
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-20-2018
Replies: 535
Views: 94,604
Posted By dtcls100
http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa106/DTC4b/033...

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa106/DTC4b/033a_zps3zvg9hub.jpg

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa106/DTC4b/034a_zpst5n65qva.jpg

Olympus OM-2n, OM Zuiko 35mm f2.0
Forum: RFF Polls 03-19-2018
Replies: 140
Views: 12,410
Posted By dtcls100
I have owned about five digital cameras. Canon...

I have owned about five digital cameras.

Canon Elph 850
Olympus Tough TG-5 (two of them -- one for kids to use)
Nikon D750
Nikon D850
Sony A7RIII

Still use the last 4, but still have all 5.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-19-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,220
Posted By dtcls100
Chris: I would love the F Stop Millar. I...

Chris:

I would love the F Stop Millar. I live in Queens too and maybe could pick it up at a mutually convenient time. Please let me know if this works for you.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-12-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By dtcls100
That is my experience. Order the silver oxide...

That is my experience. Order the silver oxide batteries online. They are pretty cheap then. Alkaline voltages decline steadily over time and use, while silver oxide has a pretty flat discharge...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-21-2018
Replies: 3,743
Views: 711,312
Posted By dtcls100
Some Old Pics taken with my trusty old OM

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa106/DTC4b/006_zpsr4mpkw7e.jpg

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa106/DTC4b/005_zpsfzow6ha9.jpg

My wife teaching piano to our son. Olympus OM-4T, Zuiko 50mm f2
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-18-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 989
Posted By dtcls100
Agreed! I called Roberts Camera two weeks ago on...

Agreed! I called Roberts Camera two weeks ago on a Friday and got on the waiting list. The following Tuesday, I receive an email stating that they had a d850 for me if I still wanted it and to call...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-17-2018
Replies: 8,885
Views: 867,151
Posted By dtcls100
Nikon d850 body

Nikon d850 body
Forum: Olympus RF 02-06-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 767
Posted By dtcls100
You need to open the camera back. The upper edge...

You need to open the camera back. The upper edge of the camera back fits into a slot. In that slot, just below and a little bit to the right of the spot metering button, is a small pin/lever that...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-04-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 2,519
Posted By dtcls100
Glad to hear that you are getting better.

Glad to hear that you are getting better.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-11-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 2,587
Posted By dtcls100
Adorama -- Extremely slow shipping

Anyone having trouble getting timely deliveries from Adorama? I ordered a Flashpoint (Godox) Ving 860 II flash and transmitter from them on January 4. I am in downtown Manhattan, just like Adorama....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-07-2018
Replies: 119
Views: 10,815
Posted By dtcls100
http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa106/DTC4b/027...

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa106/DTC4b/027_zpswn4b9lcb.jpg

Olympus OM-4T, Tri-X
Forum: RFF Polls 12-17-2017
Replies: 140
Views: 12,410
Posted By dtcls100
First digital camera was a Sony Mavicam with 1 or...

First digital camera was a Sony Mavicam with 1 or 1.5 megapixel resolution, complete with 3.5 inch floppy disk, that was given to me. The image quality was so crappy that I barely used it. Second...
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-11-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2,848
Posted By dtcls100
How did you test these lenses? The long...

How did you test these lenses? The long telephotos with slow apertures that you cite are the very kind of lenses most prone to manual focusing errors and camera shake that will severely compromise...
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-11-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2,848
Posted By dtcls100
Lens Sharpness Differences Overrated

Recent testing indicates to me that the inherent optical differences in resolution between the newest lenses and older vintage lenses (1970's and 1980's) is surprising very low under near ideal...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-06-2017
Replies: 1,734
Views: 322,155
Posted By dtcls100
Olympus OM-4T, OM Zuiko 24mm f3.5 shift,...

Olympus OM-4T, OM Zuiko 24mm f3.5 shift, Tri-X

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa106/DTC4b/2017-02-25-0010_zpsux2gxuzj.jpg
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 12-06-2017
Replies: 1,563
Views: 99,569
Posted By dtcls100
Great photo.

Great photo.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-06-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 889
Posted By dtcls100
What lab is it? Want to make sure I never use...

What lab is it? Want to make sure I never use them!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-06-2017
Replies: 1,734
Views: 322,155
Posted By dtcls100
Olympus OM --...

Olympus OM -- Tri-X

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa106/DTC4b/2017-02-25-0011%202_zpsxqdmvlel.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-04-2017
Replies: 8,885
Views: 867,151
Posted By dtcls100
Sony A7R3 with Sony battery grip Sony 24-105 G...

Sony A7R3 with Sony battery grip
Sony 24-105 G lens
Novoflex adapters Nikon G to Sony; Olympus OM to Sony
Hoya HD3 UV filter

Received and played with camera and lens a bit. Really impressive. EVF...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-01-2017
Replies: 535
Views: 94,604
Posted By dtcls100
Goofy...

Goofy...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-01-2017
Replies: 535
Views: 94,604
Posted By dtcls100
My daughter with two of her long time close...

My daughter with two of her long time close friends and classmates.

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa106/DTC4b/2017-11-30-0006_zpsjyyb8r7w.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-28-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 790
Posted By dtcls100
You have to keep checking ebay. Btw, I’ve had...

You have to keep checking ebay. Btw, I’ve had both lenses (OM mount) and the 28-90 is much better, being sharper, better built. The 28-105 also only reaches 28mm near infinity and is cammed to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-19-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 6,740
Posted By dtcls100
Very cool. Never thought of drying film on the...

Very cool. Never thought of drying film on the reel.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-13-2017
Replies: 8,885
Views: 867,151
Posted By dtcls100
My SP Adaptall does have the 43mm drop in filter...

My SP Adaptall does have the 43mm drop in filter (also accepts 112mm up front). I have taken the holder out, but never managed to unscrew the filter from the holder. 43mm filters are readily...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-13-2017
Replies: 8,885
Views: 867,151
Posted By dtcls100
My SP Adaptall does have the 43mm drop in filter...

My SP Adaptall does have the 43mm drop in filter (also accepts 112mm up front). I have taken the holder out, but never managed to unscrew the filter from the holder. 43mm filters are readily...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2017
Replies: 8,885
Views: 867,151
Posted By dtcls100
I have the latest SP Adaptall version (manual...

I have the latest SP Adaptall version (manual focus) of the Tamron 300 f2.8 (360B) of your lens. Looks virtually identical. Large, heavy, fantastic internal focusing (focuses with a fingertip) and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-08-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 2,170
Posted By dtcls100
I believe it was Komine, who also manufactured...

I believe it was Komine, who also manufactured the fantastic Series 1 90 macro and version 3 of the Series 1 70-210 zoom, which many regard as the best of those Series 1 zooms. I do own versions 1...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-07-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 2,170
Posted By dtcls100
I own a couple of these zooms. 1. Olympus...

I own a couple of these zooms.

1. Olympus Zuiko 35-80 f2.8 -- extremely sharp but heavy. Quality as good as many primes.

2. Tamron SP 35-80 f2.8 -- very sharp too.

3. Vivitar Series 1...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-04-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,608
Posted By dtcls100
I have used Nippon Photo Clinic in NYC/Manhattan...

I have used Nippon Photo Clinic in NYC/Manhattan for my Mamiya 6 cameras and have been very satisfied. www.nipponphotoclinic.com. Prices are reasonable.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-15-2017
Replies: 1,734
Views: 322,155
Posted By dtcls100
Some pics from my recent trip to the beautiful...

Some pics from my recent trip to the beautiful Margaree River valley in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia (Canada). Nikon D750 with Nikon 70-200 f2.8 VRII, Nikon 28-70 f2.8, Nikon 17-35 f2.8...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2017
Replies: 8,885
Views: 867,151
Posted By dtcls100
Olympus Tough TG-5 cameras

Olympus Tough TG-5. Going on a fishing and snorkeling trip to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Needed a camera that can take underwater photos. Haven't used it underwater yet, but it does take good...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2017
Replies: 8,885
Views: 867,151
Posted By dtcls100
Deleted as duplicate posr.

Deleted as duplicate posr.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-08-2017
Replies: 130
Views: 5,964
Posted By dtcls100
Never got a deal quite as good as some of your...

Never got a deal quite as good as some of your deals described above. But my best deals were, in no particular order:

Nikon FE2 with MD12 motor drive (excellent condition) -- $90
Olympus OM-2n...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-08-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 1,534
Posted By dtcls100
I use motor drives almost always on my 35mm SLR...

I use motor drives almost always on my 35mm SLR film cameras (Olympus OM-4Ti, OM-2n, OM-1n, Nikon FM3a, FE2, F6 (built in). Not only is it useful in short bursts for action photos, but also in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-14-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 2,291
Posted By dtcls100
Agreed. I don't use my FM3a or my FE2 all that...

Agreed. I don't use my FM3a or my FE2 all that much. Much prefer using my OM and F6 bodies because they are much quieter, have better viewfinders, and faster, quieter motorized film advances. I do...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-13-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 2,291
Posted By dtcls100
I have a FM3a and FE2 (don't like LED display of...

I have a FM3a and FE2 (don't like LED display of FM2) and like the AE and TTL flash control of the first two. I do prefer the FM3a to the FE2 because of the better placed AE lock button and the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-12-2017
Replies: 353
Views: 23,480
Posted By dtcls100
Nikon F6 Olympus OM-4T Olympus OM-2n/OM-1n Mamiya...

Nikon F6
Olympus OM-4T
Olympus OM-2n/OM-1n
Mamiya 6
Olympus 35SP

Honorable Mention: Nikon FM3a
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-11-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By dtcls100
The 2-13 screen (which is very rare) says 2-13 on...

The 2-13 screen (which is very rare) says 2-13 on its mounting tab.

As for ease of focusing in low light, I used to like the 2-13 because it is noticeably brighter. But as I have gotten older, I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-11-2017
Replies: 131
Views: 10,142
Posted By dtcls100
Most fun: Olympus 35SP, OM series cameras, Nikon...

Most fun: Olympus 35SP, OM series cameras, Nikon F6, Mamiya 6 (smooth, refined feel, quiet).

Medium fun: Nikon FM3a, Nikon FE2 (don't like clacky shutters)

Least fun: Canon A-1, AE-1 (recurring...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-05-2017
Replies: 3,743
Views: 711,312
Posted By dtcls100
I have a zuiko 35mm f2. I have taken plenty of...

I have a zuiko 35mm f2. I have taken plenty of sharp pics with it, as well as plenty of none too sharp pics with it. I believe this inconsistency is due to focusing errors. For some reason, the 35 f2...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-12-2017
Replies: 535
Views: 94,604
Posted By dtcls100
New Generation of Film Photographers?

About a year ago, I was thinking about selling some of my trusty Olympus OM equipment. Fortunately, I decided not to. My daughter has shown some interest in taking photos and enjoys using a Olympus...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-13-2017
Replies: 8,885
Views: 867,151
Posted By dtcls100
Minolta Multi-Pro film scanner for my medium...

Minolta Multi-Pro film scanner for my medium format film.
Forum: Photo Software 01-07-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 5,194
Posted By dtcls100
#4, followed by #1.

#4, followed by #1.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-31-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 6,472
Posted By dtcls100
I have only limited experience with the XD-11 but...

I have only limited experience with the XD-11 but recall it had good ergonomics and a nice shutter release. I do have more experience with the A-1 and am not a fan. I did not like the ergonomics,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By dtcls100
None of the other 3 SP cameras have any problem...

None of the other 3 SP cameras have any problem triggering the LP180. The camera with the problem works fine with other flashes. I could simply ignore it, but I really like using the LP180 with the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By dtcls100
Camera - flash sync incompatibility

Have a strange incompatibility issue between my Lumopro LP 180 flash and one of my Olympus 35SP rangefinders. With this combo, the flash fires only about one third of the time with the flash mounted...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-22-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 2,975
Posted By dtcls100
It was part A, which is VERY thin in cross...

It was part A, which is VERY thin in cross section. In mine, it consists of two swiveling pieces, with the outer tube being the problem. If it had been thicker, breakage would have been much less...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-21-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 3,917
Posted By dtcls100
I tend to reuse the boxes and packing material...

I tend to reuse the boxes and packing material from my orders. For example, I just reused some box materials and packing material to ship off some camera stuff for repair. I have reused boxes and...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-17-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 2,975
Posted By dtcls100
The plastic part that snapped is the plastic loop...

The plastic part that snapped is the plastic loop at the bottom of the plasic rivet that connects the neoprene to the fabric strap. It is a very thin plastic loop that has a knee type swivel that...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-17-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 2,975
Posted By dtcls100
Warning -- Optech USA Straps

Watch out for these straps with the plastic hardware loops and quick releases. Today, I had a strap suddenly snap, resulting in one of my cameras hitting the floor. I have a couple more of these...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-17-2016
Replies: 86
Views: 7,051
Posted By dtcls100
I agree with the comments about the F6, which is...

I agree with the comments about the F6, which is my favorite film slr for capability and viewfinder/manual focus. However, I had some fun with my FE2 the other day for prolonged outdoor shooting in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-09-2016
Replies: 86
Views: 7,051
Posted By dtcls100
How many F2 cameras have you seen? I haven't...

How many F2 cameras have you seen? I haven't seen many, but I would bet that Sover Wong has seen alot more F2 cameras than you. Take a gander at Sover's website and his link on the right side of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-09-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 873
Posted By dtcls100
Since the viewfinder looks fine with the camera...

Since the viewfinder looks fine with the camera in the off power position (with batteries installed), there must be some battery drain at all times, correct?
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-09-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 873
Posted By dtcls100
Bizarre focusing issue with Nikon D750

This is a problem that doesn't have any practical photo implications, because you can't use a Nikon D750 (or any digital camera) without batteries. But I am curious about this problem and would...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-09-2016
Replies: 86
Views: 7,051
Posted By dtcls100
My vote is for Nikon FM3a. All the advantages of...

My vote is for Nikon FM3a. All the advantages of FM2n and FE2 (1/4000 shutter, 1/250 flash synch, works without batteries, OTF flash, smaller and lighter than F and F2, still solidly built) plus...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2016
Replies: 105
Views: 7,112
Posted By dtcls100
I read the OP's inquiry as intended to emphasize...

I read the OP's inquiry as intended to emphasize the quintessential qualities of a Leica M as an overall package. The qualities that come to mind are simplicity, all mechanical operation, compact...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-14-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,138
Posted By dtcls100
About two years ago, I had a backlog of over 125...

About two years ago, I had a backlog of over 125 rolls, some going back about 16-17 years. Had pics of my niece and friends' children as toddlers, when they are in college now. Paid well over a grand...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-13-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 8,462
Posted By dtcls100
Best shutter sounds: Mamiya 6 (almost silent...

Best shutter sounds:

Mamiya 6 (almost silent snick)
Nikon F6 (low frequency and quiet)
Olympus OM-1 and OM-2 (also quiet)

Not so great shutter sounds:

Nikon FM3a and FE2 -- metallic clacky sound,...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-06-2016
Replies: 610
Views: 111,535
Posted By dtcls100
Olympus OM-1. I shot a couple of 126 rolls with a...

Olympus OM-1. I shot a couple of 126 rolls with a Kodak Instamatic before, but the OM-1 was my first camera that I had all too myself. My dad was a bit of a photo buff (he still has his Contaflex...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-22-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 854
Posted By dtcls100
I have the last version of this lens. I believe...

I have the last version of this lens. I believe they all have the same optical design. The latter two versions have electronic contacts for aperture and exposure control as well as manual focus...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-19-2016
Replies: 353
Views: 23,480
Posted By dtcls100
The 2 most important features for me in a camera...

The 2 most important features for me in a camera are a great viewfinder and a smooth shutter release. My favorites:

1. Olympus OM-2n
2. Olympus OM-4T
3. Nikon F6
4. Contax T2
5. ...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-16-2016
Replies: 149
Views: 13,387
Posted By dtcls100
Depends on what you mean by "using most." Do you...

Depends on what you mean by "using most." Do you mean taking the most number of photos with? Or do you mean taking out to take photos most often or most days?

If you mean taking the most number...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-05-2016
Replies: 1,734
Views: 322,155
Posted By dtcls100
Great photo!

Great photo!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-05-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,293
Posted By dtcls100
Actually, the OM-2 shutter is quite different...

Actually, the OM-2 shutter is quite different from the OM-1 shutter. The OM-2 shutter is electronic (the OM-1 is mechanical) and the OM-2 shutter is stepless in aperture priority mode.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-31-2016
Replies: 8,885
Views: 867,151
Posted By dtcls100
Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f2 for Nikon. Really like...

Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f2 for Nikon. Really like it having shot it a bit. Did preorder a Fuji xt-2 and 18-55. Planning on using the XT-2 for my OM lenses. Was debating between a Sony A7rii and the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2016
Replies: 8,885
Views: 867,151
Posted By dtcls100
Voightlander Ultron 40mm f2 (last version with...

Voightlander Ultron 40mm f2 (last version with scalloped focusing ring) for Nikon.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-10-2016
Replies: 2
Ali
Views: 626
Posted By dtcls100
Great photo. Wonderfully atmospheric.

Great photo. Wonderfully atmospheric.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 06-01-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,817
Posted By dtcls100
Look at the Lumopro LP180r with Phottix Odin ii...

Look at the Lumopro LP180r with Phottix Odin ii transmitter (Sony model) for remote wireless TTL capability. The Odin transmitter is mounted on the hotshoe and can be used to control the flash where...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-05-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,383
Posted By dtcls100
I own lots of OM bodies and lenses including...

I own lots of OM bodies and lenses including OM-1, OM-1n, OM-2n, OM-4 and OM-4Ti bodies. Over the years, I have often thought of completing the collection by getting an OM-3 or OM-3Ti. But I never...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-27-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,989
Posted By dtcls100
Roger: Excellent review. My 89 year old...

Roger:

Excellent review. My 89 year old dad had (and still has) one of these, a beautiful chrome version, which took very sharp and colorful pictures and has a fantastically solid build...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-15-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By dtcls100
Mine has no such problem. Unfortunately, it...

Mine has no such problem. Unfortunately, it sounds like your lens has a element separation problem, which affects some of these zooms. Alot of criticism of this lens' performance is actually a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-14-2016
Replies: 494
Views: 44,713
Posted By dtcls100
http://i1172.photobucket.com/albums/r567/ddtcls01/...

http://i1172.photobucket.com/albums/r567/ddtcls01/033%203_zpscfbhlbtd.jpg

Olympus OM-2n, handheld 1/15 sec Tri-X

http://i1172.photobucket.com/albums/r567/ddtcls01/032%204_zpsdeduyiaw.jpg

Olympus...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-11-2016
Replies: 0
Views: 629
Posted By dtcls100
Fotodiox Pro OM-Nikon adapter review

I have been itching to try my extensive OM Zuiko lens collection on digital. I understand that the best full frame digital cameras for using such lenses appear to be Canon's full frame bodies or one...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-01-2016
Replies: 494
Views: 44,713
Posted By dtcls100
http://i1172.photobucket.com/albums/r567/ddtcls01/...

http://i1172.photobucket.com/albums/r567/ddtcls01/019%202_zpsoxyowkkx.jpg
http://i1172.photobucket.com/albums/r567/ddtcls01/011%202_zpswdnudkqd.jpg
http://i1172.photobucket.com/albums/r567/ddtcls01/00...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-01-2016
Replies: 1,137
Views: 228,600
Posted By dtcls100
http://i1172.photobucket.com/albums/r567/ddtcls01/...

http://i1172.photobucket.com/albums/r567/ddtcls01/DSC_6206_zpsrgb1fjik.jpg

Lady Toe-Beans, aka "Beans" at 2 yrs old

Nikon d750, Nikon 50mm f1.2 AIS wideopen
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-25-2016
Replies: 3,743
Views: 711,312
Posted By dtcls100
Excellent lens, compact and quite sharp. But like...

Excellent lens, compact and quite sharp. But like many wides of this focal length or wider, tends to widen people near edge of frame. I would look for an mc version though.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-13-2016
Replies: 60
Views: 5,481
Posted By dtcls100
Having handled and shot with both the F6 and...

Having handled and shot with both the F6 and F100, there is really no comparison. The F6 is far better in every way except cost, weight (heavier) and battery availability (although CR123 batteries...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-10-2016
Replies: 8,885
Views: 867,151
Posted By dtcls100
Phottix Odin ii radio flash transmitter and 2...

Phottix Odin ii radio flash transmitter and 2 receivers.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-09-2016
Replies: 3,743
Views: 711,312
Posted By dtcls100
http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p565/Ddtcls100...

http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p565/Ddtcls100/016%202%20-%20Copy_zpso1he03tf.jpg

Photo of my wife and daughter taken some years ago with one of my OM cameras and Zuiko lenses (not sure what was...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-06-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,109
Posted By dtcls100
Your post leaves me with mixed emotions. ...

Your post leaves me with mixed emotions. Appreciate the heads up and info. Feel bad that I don't have that kind of cash on hand to be defrauded out of. :(
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-02-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 3,314
Posted By dtcls100
If you turn the focusing ring away from infinity...

If you turn the focusing ring away from infinity to a close focus distance, there shouldn't be a need to keep a lens cap on. What you want to avoid is having the sunlight focused on the shutter...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-17-2016
Replies: 77
Views: 5,039
Posted By dtcls100
I don't know how to become a great photographer,...

I don't know how to become a great photographer, which explains why I clearly am not one myself. However, I do have some thoughts about how one can get a little closer to being a great photographer...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 3,094
Posted By dtcls100
After the F6's firmware is updated, the camera's...

After the F6's firmware is updated, the camera's battery consumption is markedly reduced. When I first got my 2 F6 bodies, the batteries indicator would start to go down after just 3-5 rolls (36...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 4,302
Posted By dtcls100
Yeah, the Nikon F6 has the best viewfinder for...

Yeah, the Nikon F6 has the best viewfinder for manual focusing of any AF camera. Plainly has one of the easiest focusing and best viewfinders of any camera period, especially after inserting one of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-17-2015
Replies: 8,885
Views: 867,151
Posted By dtcls100
Update --K3 focusing screen for Nikon d750

Finally received and installed the K3 focusing screen (type used for Nikon FM3a) that was customized for my Nikon d750. Installation was a bit nerve racking with reinstalling the focusing screen...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-09-2015
Replies: 3,743
Views: 711,312
Posted By dtcls100
You need to check two things. First, the diopter...

You need to check two things. First, the diopter setting is likely off for your vision. Gently pull out the knob on the right side of the prism and rotate the knob gently backwards or forwards until...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-01-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,958
Posted By dtcls100
I think the OP's comments completely ignore that...

I think the OP's comments completely ignore that just like other film processors, the quality of the film processing varied from one Costco location to the next. In the NYC area, the two Costco's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-01-2015
Replies: 8,885
Views: 867,151
Posted By dtcls100
Bought via eBay a Nikon 50mm f1.2 AIS lens. I...

Bought via eBay a Nikon 50mm f1.2 AIS lens. I already have a Nikon f1.8 AFS lens -- which takes fine photos -- but wanted a fine manual focus 50mm with really shallow DOF, that I could also use on...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-14-2015
Replies: 128
Views: 14,020
Posted By dtcls100
No problems with rangefinders

The rangefinders I use are the Mamiya 6 (6x6) and the Olympus 35SP. The Mamiya has a rubber eyepiece that takes diopters, so I just flip my glasses up when taking pics. No problem.

The Oly 35SP...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-19-2015
Replies: 64
Views: 5,891
Posted By dtcls100
I still use motor drives and winders most of the...

I still use motor drives and winders most of the time with my 35mm SLRs (Nikon F6, FM3a, FE2, Olympus OM-1n, OM-2n, OM-4Ti) for the ability to take multiple shots without taking my eye from the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-14-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,887
Posted By dtcls100
Guess opinions really do vary. I have 2 F6...

Guess opinions really do vary. I have 2 F6 bodies, as well as a FE2 and a FM3a body. IMHO it is not even close. The F6 has a far superior viewfinder with 100% coverage vs 92-93% coverage, greater...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-10-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 1,978
Posted By dtcls100
Sounds like you need a Mamiya 6 medium format...

Sounds like you need a Mamiya 6 medium format rangefinder. Portable, quiet and with absolutely superb image quality.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-10-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,290
Posted By dtcls100
No exposure comp necessary with 1-2 for OM-1 or...

No exposure comp necessary with 1-2 for OM-1 or OM-2. Exposure readings are identical to 1-1, 1-4, 1-13.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-09-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,290
Posted By dtcls100
OM focusing screens

I personally have and use most of the popular OM focusing screens for general use. While the 2-13 screens are excellent in the OM-4, OM-4T, OM-4Ti (also the OM-2s, OM-3 and OM-3Ti bodies which I...
Forum: Olympus RF 10-05-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,578
Posted By dtcls100
Had 35 SP fixed at Nippon Camera Repair in NYC. ...

Had 35 SP fixed at Nippon Camera Repair in NYC. The film advance screw had stripped -- they machined out a new screw and fixed it. Also had a nice black 35 SP with the start of fungus in the lens...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-28-2015
Replies: 3,587
Views: 908,768
Posted By dtcls100
Santorini, Greece

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa106/DTC4b/DTC4b019/DSC_0558%202_zpskyh5ihep.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-28-2015
Replies: 8,885
Views: 867,151
Posted By dtcls100
Olympus OM focusing screens

Bought two OM focusing screens -- the 1-2 (microprism for standard and telephoto lenses) and 1-14 (microprism and diagonal split image screen). Been thinking about these for a while for some OM-2n...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-23-2015
Replies: 200
Views: 25,148
Posted By dtcls100
Mamiya 6,...

Mamiya 6, Tri-Xhttp://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa106/DTC4b/DTC4b018/007%202_zpsyuofmggm.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-23-2015
Replies: 200
Views: 25,148
Posted By dtcls100
Olympus OM,...

Olympus OM, Tri-Xhttp://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa106/DTC4b/DTC4b018/023%202_zpsojtk57pp.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-23-2015
Replies: 535
Views: 94,604
Posted By dtcls100
Olympus OM, Zuiko lens, Tri-X...

Olympus OM, Zuiko lens, Tri-X filmhttp://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa106/DTC4b/DTC4b018/031%202_zps975eecqd.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-23-2015
Replies: 535
Views: 94,604
Posted By dtcls100
http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa106/DTC4b/DTC...

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa106/DTC4b/DTC4b018/032%205_zpsx2dpp6om.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-23-2015
Replies: 535
Views: 94,604
Posted By dtcls100
Some more of my daughter from old exposed rolls...

Some more of my daughter from old exposed rolls recently rescued from refrigerator purgatory:

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa106/DTC4b/DTC4b018/034%202_zpstzgaoyy4.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-23-2015
Replies: 535
Views: 94,604
Posted By dtcls100
Hair Washing After a Swim

Another old pic recently obtained from rolls of film in the refrigerator for some years. Olympus OM and Zuiko lens (not sure whether 90 f2 or 100 f2). ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-20-2015
Replies: 181
Views: 29,961
Posted By dtcls100
I recently had the upgraded firmware installed on...

I recently had the upgraded firmware installed on two Nikon F6 bodies by Nikon USA. The bodies both previously displayed the "Nikon F6" logo on the rear LCD. After the firmware upgrade, that logo...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-14-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3,282
Posted By dtcls100
I was not talking about VR, but rather the latest...

I was not talking about VR, but rather the latest lenses being released by Nikon with the wholly electronic apertures, such as the latest 24-70 2.8 that was announced very recently. Any Nikon bodies...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-13-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3,282
Posted By dtcls100
No sticky rubber on F6

Getting back to the original subject of this thread, the Nikon F6 does NOT appear to be prone to the sticky rubber problem like the F100. I have 2 F6 bodies and they are not sticky in any way. The...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-31-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,516
Posted By dtcls100
I presently have a Nikon D750 body, two F6...

I presently have a Nikon D750 body, two F6 bodies, a FM3a body and a Fe2 body. The Nikon zoom lenses that I have are a 17-35 f2.8, 28-70 f2.8, and a 70-200 f2.8 VRII.

I got the 17-35 and 28-70...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-29-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,199
Posted By dtcls100
I have an FE2, FM3a and other cameras. Have also...

I have an FE2, FM3a and other cameras. Have also used FE, FM, FM2, etc. the FE2 is a very good, solid machine. I much prefer it to the earlier FE (I don't have or use pre-Ai lenses) because of the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-12-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 2,230
Posted By dtcls100
I have several 2 series screens that are...

I have several 2 series screens that are installed in my OM-4T and OM-4Ti bodies. They are great in them.

I also have some Beattie focusing screens with etched gridlines and a diagonal split image...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-12-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 8,794
Posted By dtcls100
I used to do a decent amount of street...

I used to do a decent amount of street photography in college in Philadelphia. Really liked getting close and capturing images. Until one day I was at an outdoor food market and saw an elderly male...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-06-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 766
Posted By dtcls100
Deleting date/time imprints from pics

I processed a good number of black & white rolls recently that I took with my Nikon F6, which allows one to imprint the date/time on the frames or between the frames. Unfortunately, I must have...
Forum: Olympus RF 07-05-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,982
Posted By dtcls100
I really try to stay away from using lens caps on...

I really try to stay away from using lens caps on my rangefinders as it is too easy to start shooting with the cap on! Prefer using lens hoods instead.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-05-2015
Replies: 8,885
Views: 867,151
Posted By dtcls100
Nikon d750 and MB-D16 battery grip. Reluctantly...

Nikon d750 and MB-D16 battery grip. Reluctantly decided I needed a digital camera to share pics as I am always struggling to scan a large backlog of negs. Chose body to take advantage of Nikon af...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-29-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 4,128
Posted By dtcls100
I typically use motor drives most of the time...

I typically use motor drives most of the time with my Nikon and Olympus OM cameras in single shot mode. In taking photos of people, even family members, I find that many folks get slightly tight (and...
Forum: Olympus RF 05-27-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,998
Posted By dtcls100
Nippon photo clinic in NYC. They do a very good...

Nippon photo clinic in NYC. They do a very good job. Recently fixed one of mine including fabricating a new film advance lever screw (the original had stripped). Alot of pros use them.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-04-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 2,397
Posted By dtcls100
I have no experience with the Curtagon, but own...

I have no experience with the Curtagon, but own and use a Zuiko 35 shift (rare MC version). A really fine and convenient lens for architecture. Somewhat surprisingly, an excellent lens for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-15-2015
Replies: 2,699
Views: 792,942
Posted By dtcls100
Just to the left of center in front of fence?

Just to the left of center in front of fence?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-09-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 5,567
Posted By dtcls100
Zuiko gems

I have over 30 Zuikos. My favorites are:

18 f3.5 -- incredibly low distortion (almost none)

28 f2.0 -- sharp with pleasing liquid quality to images

35 f2.8 shift (rare mc version) -- aside from...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-30-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,173
Posted By dtcls100
I am using Vuescan with Windows 8 on a Coolscan...

I am using Vuescan with Windows 8 on a Coolscan V. Works great.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2015
Replies: 2,699
Views: 792,942
Posted By dtcls100
Where's your OM-4T? :)

Where's your OM-4T? :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2015
Replies: 181
Views: 29,961
Posted By dtcls100
14306 and 15265 for me. Anyone aware of where...

14306 and 15265 for me. Anyone aware of where one can get F6 firmware update?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,627
Posted By dtcls100
Yellow-green (portraits) and orange filters...

Yellow-green (portraits) and orange filters (darken skies, landscapes and architecture) for me. Used to use red a bit, but feel effect is too heavyhanded these days.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-27-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 15,630
Posted By dtcls100
Funny timing of this thread. I happen to be in...

Funny timing of this thread. I happen to be in Turks and Caicos right now and have been taking quite a few pics of the stunning beaches here. Hard to avoid having women (and men and children) in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-27-2015
Replies: 100
Views: 8,665
Posted By dtcls100
Nikon F6 Nikkor AFS 17-35 2.8 Nikkor AFS 28-70...

Nikon F6
Nikkor AFS 17-35 2.8
Nikkor AFS 28-70 2.8
Nikkor AFS 70-200 2.8
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-17-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 3,174
Posted By dtcls100
Not clear what kind of photos you plan on taking....

Not clear what kind of photos you plan on taking. If you are interested in portraits and photos in which the people look good, I would highly recommend the Nikon 105 f2.0 DC (defocus control). A...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-16-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 5,486
Posted By dtcls100
Really enjoying shooting mine. The optional...

Really enjoying shooting mine. The optional MB-40 grip with 8 rechargeable AA batteries obviates any concern about draining more expensive CR123 batteries and makes vertical shooting a pleasure. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-06-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 3,532
Posted By dtcls100
Wow, a $100 for an OM Grip 1? I recall getting...

Wow, a $100 for an OM Grip 1? I recall getting two of those about 20 yrs ago, but never used them much, as I generally use my OM cameras with the MD1 or MD2. I guess I should dig mine up out of my...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-21-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 5,506
Posted By dtcls100
What are the current good 35mm scanners that work...

What are the current good 35mm scanners that work with modern OSX?

Recently bought a Nikon Coolscan V, a 35mm scanner, which Nikon discontinued and no longer provides software support for....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-13-2015
Replies: 200
Views: 25,148
Posted By dtcls100
Some old photos recently scanned

Some pics a few years ago of my son at a more innocent age during a hike at Alley Pond, a saltwater marsh in Queens, New York. Olympus OM-2n, Vivitar Series 1 70-210 (Komine),...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-13-2015
Replies: 8,885
Views: 867,151
Posted By dtcls100
Nikon Coolscan V film scanner

Just bought my first dedicated film scanner. Having an enormous amount of fun using it. I literally have thousands of black and white negatives that I took and developed over the years that I have...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-13-2015
Replies: 815
Views: 91,625
Posted By dtcls100
http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa106/DTC4b/DTC...

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa106/DTC4b/DTC4b015/4078437e-8b0f-4c68-b59a-470e12df8dcc_zpsexbwopb7.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,531
Posted By dtcls100
Sold a Champagne OM-4T with 2-13 custom etched...

Sold a Champagne OM-4T with 2-13 custom etched focusing screen and a Zuiko 35mm f2.8 shift (multicoated) last month. First time I have ever sold any photo equipment in about 40 years of photography....
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-19-2015
Replies: 8,885
Views: 867,151
Posted By dtcls100
Second Nikon F6 body (for b&w) and nikkor 70-200...

Second Nikon F6 body (for b&w) and nikkor 70-200 f2.8 vrii. No more major purchases planned for a while, unless I sell off more stuff.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-19-2015
Replies: 94
Views: 11,618
Posted By dtcls100
My personal experience is a bit different....

My personal experience is a bit different. Without a motor drive, I found the OM-1, OM-1n, OM-2n, OM-4t bodies to be noticeably quieter than Nikon FE2 and FM3a bodies, as the Nikons have much higher...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-14-2015
Replies: 3,743
Views: 711,312
Posted By dtcls100
Yeah, John Hermanson of Camtech told me a few...

Yeah, John Hermanson of Camtech told me a few years ago that if one's OM camera is having electronic problems, one should go through the following checklist to eliminate common, easily fixed...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-14-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 5,816
Posted By dtcls100
Pleasant Surprise!

Well, I got a pleasant surprise this evening while talking to my 11 year old daughter (featured in the W/NW forum on daughters here), who happened to be looking through some of the multiple photo...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-09-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 4,692
Posted By dtcls100
I have a later multicoated Zuiko 300 f4.5 in near...

I have a later multicoated Zuiko 300 f4.5 in near mint condition. On a tripod it can take quite sharp pics with very good color and very good bokeh and with pretty well controlled fringing. It is a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-09-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 5,816
Posted By dtcls100
Well it looks like I have started the partial...

Well it looks like I have started the partial divestment program. An Om-4t with custom etched grid 2-4 focusing screen and 35mm shift f2.8 (mc) should be heading out the door next week. Since I have...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-05-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 5,816
Posted By dtcls100
Smile Actually, if I was going to get some serious...

Actually, if I was going to get some serious digital cameras, I probably would get a Sony A7ii or Fuji XT-1 (to use the OM lenses) and a Nikon D750 (for the Nikon stuff). However, despite the great...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-05-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 5,816
Posted By dtcls100
Decision

Thanks for all of your comments and thoughts. After considering all of your comments, I have decided to thin the herd by selling some of the bodies (some with rare 2 series focusing screens) and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-05-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 5,816
Posted By dtcls100
My different OM bodies have different screens. ...

My different OM bodies have different screens. For my OM-4, OM-4T and OM-4Ti bodies, I use the newer and brighter 2-13 (microprism/split image) and 2-4 screens (one of the 2-4 screens has a custom...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-02-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 5,816
Posted By dtcls100
Never got the 85 f2 (or 50 f1.2). Had to draw...

Never got the 85 f2 (or 50 f1.2). Had to draw the line somewhere! Especially with a zuiko 90 f2 and 100 f2 (let alone a zuiko 35-80 f2.8). :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-02-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 5,816
Posted By dtcls100
Letting go of old camera friends?

I'm facing a dilemma of practicality versus sentiment.

I've used Olympus OM cameras for over 30 years and have been really happy with them. Presently I have 4 OM-4T or OM-4Ti, 1 OM-4 (with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-21-2014
Replies: 3,743
Views: 711,312
Posted By dtcls100
Zuiko 35mm shift MC

An outstanding Zuiko that receives little notice is the Zuiko 35mm shift lens. My 2 copies are the pretty rare multicoated versions. A little slow in handling due to the manual diaphram common to all...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-19-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 4,692
Posted By dtcls100
Originally Posted by kuzano ...

Originally Posted by kuzano http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/themes/graphite/buttons/viewpost.gif...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-17-2014
Replies: 535
Views: 94,604
Posted By dtcls100
Playground slide fun

Here are some photos out of a series of my daughter and her friends playing a game where they go down a playground slide sideways and bump off the last kid sitting at the bottom. Olympus OM-2n, OM...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-05-2014
Replies: 201
Views: 16,997
Posted By dtcls100
Best wishes for your recovery!

Best wishes for your recovery!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-04-2014
Replies: 94
Views: 11,618
Posted By dtcls100
Nikon F6

Yep, F6 shutter has amazingly low vibration and is even quieter than my Olympus 35SP rangefinders, although it is not quite as quiet as my Mamiya 6 medium format rangefinders. The Mamiya 6 has got...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-04-2014
Replies: 94
Views: 11,618
Posted By dtcls100
Nikon F6

Nikon F6.

Having used many different brands/models of SLRs, I used to think that the Olympus OM cameras were the quietest, particularly the OM-2n. Certainly much quieter than the Canon A series,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-03-2014
Replies: 8,885
Views: 867,151
Posted By dtcls100
Recently bought a Nikon F6 (looks almost brand...

Recently bought a Nikon F6 (looks almost brand new), Nikkor 28-70 f2.8 AF-S, Nikon SB-800 flash, focusing screen J for Nikon F6 (microprism in center to help manual focusing), -3 diopter for Nikon...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-30-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 4,692
Posted By dtcls100
Btw, having owned the first (Kiron) and third...

Btw, having owned the first (Kiron) and third (Komine) versions of the famous Vivitar series 1 70-210 zooms, i can say both are good lenses overall. However the Tamron SP 80-200 f2.8 (I have 2 of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-30-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 4,692
Posted By dtcls100
Agreed. The reliability of Gary's tests...

Agreed. The reliability of Gary's tests unfortunately is further undermined by the considerable variation in test results using the same lenses on differnt bodies. Looking at his test results, I am...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-18-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,267
Posted By dtcls100
Given that the modification typically comes as...

Given that the modification typically comes as part of an overhaul by Camtech, the modification plainly is better (but more expensive) than a CRIS adapter. If your camera has been previously...
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