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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-12-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 3,682
Posted By kuzano
Not a chance!!! My two S2a's, three lenses and a...

Not a chance!!!

My two S2a's, three lenses and a prism were stolen out of my car in front of my house overnight. I should have known better than to keep them handy.

I finally had to sell my...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-26-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 5,542
Posted By kuzano
It's also hard not to see all the alarmed wild...

It's also hard not to see all the alarmed wild life in the forest when you aggressively charge the Koni Omega film transport/shutter charge. Deers head jerk up, rabbits jump and other small animals...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-02-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,325
Posted By kuzano
I just purchased a Kodachrome camera. Can anyone...

I just purchased a Kodachrome camera. Can anyone tell me where I can buy film for it?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-12-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,552
Posted By kuzano
NO CONTEST!!! Answering both questions in one...

NO CONTEST!!!

Answering both questions in one short burst....

No 35mm rig will ever touch a Fujifilm GW690III rangefinder for any of the points you are asking about. The GW Fuji's have the EBC...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 4,784
Posted By kuzano
Longer ago than you think!! I started using eBay...

Longer ago than you think!!

I started using eBay in the first year after it's startup. I decided my knowledge of film camera's could work for me.

It has. I specialized in all those closet camera's...
Forum: Olympus RF 04-25-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 5,721
Posted By kuzano
I kept an XA, just to say I still have it. I...

I kept an XA, just to say I still have it.

I find the XA2 overall a more usable camera. The Zone focus is superior to the rangefinder on the XA. I don't really see the lens on the XA as that much...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-23-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,657
Posted By kuzano
I thought that I saw on Zuiko.com that XA's were...

I thought that I saw on Zuiko.com that XA's were no longer being repaired. Pardon me if this is incorrect??
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-20-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,214
Posted By kuzano
I don't know if this will help. There was a time...

I don't know if this will help. There was a time when John Hermanson of Zuiko.com was CLA ing Olympus rangefinders. Over time he has dropped all the rangefinder CLA work including the XA series. He...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 03-13-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 3,506
Posted By kuzano
One more pathfinder pic with knob for focus.

One more pathfinder pic with knob for focus.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 03-13-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 3,506
Posted By kuzano
Cut the excess body from the pathfinder body that...

Cut the excess body from the pathfinder body that contains the bellows and front standards, bellows and a half inch of the rear of a Pathfinder 110. Then 3D print a back to stretch out to the 6X14...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-10-2017
Replies: 768
Views: 328,013
Posted By kuzano
As a commercial airliner in the US, it was a DC3.

I flew to my basic training for the Army from Redmond Oregon to Fort Ord basic in California in Nov 1964... as a DC3. My first commercial flight.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-27-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2,009
Posted By kuzano
And I bet it had the triple element...

And I bet it had the triple element Vaskar...

I've done a number of Bessa and Perkeo models...

They have been great for the most part.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-26-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,254
Posted By kuzano
The pain meds work best when you see the wife...

The pain meds work best when you see the wife coming.

frankly, I think that's why pain meds are addictive..... the wife!
Forum: Nikon RF 02-24-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 2,869
Posted By kuzano
With Nikon in trouble and about to "shutter"...

With Nikon in trouble and about to "shutter" their company, any of these RF's will take a big bump up in value/price. I'm going to pick up a few just before the employees at Nikon punch their time...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-23-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 9,913
Posted By kuzano
It would be interesting to see how you could do...

It would be interesting to see how you could do that with the Universal body. Frankly, I don't think you could "hog" out enough of an opening in the back of the Universal body.

So I started...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-23-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 9,913
Posted By kuzano
Just go to eBay and search 6X12. You will find...

Just go to eBay and search 6X12. You will find Dayi, Horseman, and a couple of others.

There is a Dayi that is multi format 6x6, 6x9 and 6X12. There is also a single 6x12 format less money, and...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 02-20-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 4,378
Posted By kuzano
Hmmm. Last I heard isn't Nikon going Teat's Up?

Hmmm. Last I heard isn't Nikon going Teat's Up?
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-15-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 2,084
Posted By kuzano
This is the camera that the little Zenobia 645...

This is the camera that the little Zenobia 645 from Daiichi Optical Company made (copied) post war.... That's a great little camera that came in three different lens/shutter combinations and also the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-13-2017
Replies: 99
Views: 11,069
Posted By kuzano
The accelerator spring for the highest shutter...

The accelerator spring for the highest shutter speed is a common feature on almost all of these old vintage shutters. Often makes the user think something is going to break. Rarely ever had a fail on...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-13-2017
Replies: 99
Views: 11,069
Posted By kuzano
My best experience with the Perkeo. The Perkeo...

My best experience with the Perkeo.

The Perkeo (1) usually has a Vaskar 75, and a Prontor shutter. black front standard,

OCCASIONALLY, you find a first gen Perkeo with the Color Skopar 80 ( or 85)...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-13-2017
Replies: 99
Views: 11,069
Posted By kuzano
The rangefinder is also labeled as the Perkeo E....

The rangefinder is also labeled as the Perkeo E. I don't recall if there are any other physical differences.

On the Perkeo II, I have had two, but not lucky enough to have a reliable transport and...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-10-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,758
Posted By kuzano
I just put a very nice Canon IIF LTM rangefinder...

I just put a very nice Canon IIF LTM rangefinder on the classifieds here today. Yes, I am in Oregon, but the camera is nice and I have a lot of experience shipping internationally. Been on eBay for...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-07-2017
Replies: 1,048
Views: 136,865
Posted By kuzano
Looks like a 1968... I had one. The body line we...

Looks like a 1968... I had one. The body line we see here is 1968 to 1972/72? I've owned a few of these. One of my favorites as well.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-30-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 9,913
Posted By kuzano
A homemade 4X5 w/ Linhof back, and a Mamiya Press...

A homemade 4X5 w/ Linhof back, and a Mamiya Press breechlock on the front. Various Focus helicals allow focus on various LF lenses.

This lens is a 75mm Mamiya w/ red P. Aaaaaalmost 4X5.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-25-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,831
Posted By kuzano
Quite a few years ago, the US made Optics coming...

Quite a few years ago, the US made Optics coming into the US, (meaning all lenses, cameras, and accessories -filters, etc.) Exempt from tarrifs, taxes and customs duties.

Everything. Being in the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-21-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,220
Posted By kuzano
Bought my first MF SLR.... Kowa 6 at the old...

Bought my first MF SLR.... Kowa 6 at the old church that was Columbus Camera Group in Ohio. I enjoyed it for some time and took some good pix. Then I went back to the old church and picked up a...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-22-2016
Replies: 231
Views: 13,048
Posted By kuzano
Opinel

French Men, to be considered on respectably, use their Opinels to "cut the cheese!"

Depending on the neighborhoods I wander through at night, I carry an appropriately sized, wood handle Opinel with...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-16-2016
Replies: 70
Views: 11,824
Posted By kuzano
My personal experience with f2 and larger...

My personal experience with f2 and larger aperture lenses is that the largest aperture is not really the sharpest setting. I generally find the Bokeh is great, but you don't get sharp until the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-16-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 4,526
Posted By kuzano
Check out "Art History" classes at your local...

Check out "Art History" classes at your local higher ed, or community college. One of my very good friends was an Art History Prof for his entire career, and told me the best entre in to Art and the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-16-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 4,526
Posted By kuzano
Etsy.com... the 'artsy craftsy' counterpart to eBay

Great auction site, LOTS of traffic, very negligible fee structure. Also consider a store front on ebay, using a very malleable hosting/html/template site like Use.com.

lots of arts and crafts type...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-28-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 7,085
Posted By kuzano
Frugalphotographer.com is advertising out of date...

Frugalphotographer.com is advertising out of date APS.

http://frugalphotographer.com/
Forum: DIYS Modifications 10-16-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 9,252
Posted By kuzano
Howzitgoing?

Howzitgoing?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-16-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 738
Posted By kuzano
solution... tech....

Can't tell you exactly what you have, but I had very good service from [email protected] He fixed three elements (two separations) on my Mamiya Press 75mm.

Give him a call at Phone:...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-13-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 3,036
Posted By kuzano
New Vue... Made in the midwest.. Chicago?

I bought one of these (similar) with a bunch of camera equipment. What I got was a New Vue. Clearly marked on the cross bar on the front plane between the two rails. I believe the casting indicated...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-01-2016
Replies: 316
Views: 102,776
Posted By kuzano
WRONG! the X-E1 with the very latest firmware...

WRONG! the X-E1 with the very latest firmware DOES have Focus Peaking and it's usable. I am using a simple Fotazy OM to XF adaptor and the firmware.(I think the last firmware is V2.62?)

It could be...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-25-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 9,252
Posted By kuzano
Just an errant "brain fart". am so used to...

Just an errant "brain fart". am so used to masking for other formats on large format. Thinking to be able to use my 65mm which is not going to cover 6x12 or 4x5.

May never happen, and don't want to...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-25-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 9,252
Posted By kuzano
Please help me replace my FrankenKamera

Consider me a test/trial/purchase subject.

I simply must replace this monster with a 6X12 that uses my Mamiya Press lenses. I may make a mask to use my 65mm, and I may get a 50. I may put my 100...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-22-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 9,252
Posted By kuzano
Only one question... paramount to my continuing...

Only one question... paramount to my continuing to follow this...

I want a 6X12. I have been shooting Mamiya Press and MF Fuji for years.

Question.

Are you going to market this, or market the...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-22-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 4,008
Posted By kuzano
I don't know about the PEN as far as Black Beauty...

I don't know about the PEN as far as Black Beauty goes. However, I have owned at one time or another, and just sold two of the Canon EF camera body that were FD mount. Look that body up on eBay. Here...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-20-2016
Replies: 148
Views: 16,457
Posted By kuzano
Exactly!!! And, I agree that this is likely to...

Exactly!!!

And, I agree that this is likely to be a dominant player in Medium Format.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-14-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 4,929
Posted By kuzano
Bodies as well, plus kits and refurbs. Hardly a...

Bodies as well, plus kits and refurbs. Hardly a week goes by when I don't get a special price email on both lenses, bodies and accessories from GetOlympus.com
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-14-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 4,929
Posted By kuzano
The run of firmwares on the Fuji XPro 1 and the...

The run of firmwares on the Fuji XPro 1 and the X-E1 solved that problem and added focus peaking for those legacy lens users. My X-E1 with the latest firmware 2.6x has almost all the same features as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2016
Replies: 46
Views: 3,869
Posted By kuzano
No future for Digital

In view of the nature of countries that are about to become Nuclear, and those who are nuclear, but near developing delivery systems, I question the future of Digital, and may just stay with film. I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-22-2016
Replies: 55
Views: 5,176
Posted By kuzano
The Pentax Auto 110 SLR with about 4 or 5...

The Pentax Auto 110 SLR with about 4 or 5 different lenses and a ton of accessories. I had a couple of them. Incredible little shooter, but not for the Ham Fisted among us. Delicate little thing....
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-22-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 780
Posted By kuzano
This is the focusing GG and holder for the DDS...

This is the focusing GG and holder for the DDS cut film holder you are looking for and it does fit the Super 23. It has the ground glass and the lever on the end opens one end to slide the DDS holder...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-22-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 780
Posted By kuzano
There is another piece you are not showing. It is...

There is another piece you are not showing. It is a holder for the DDS film holder. I can't remember whether it fits on the Super 23 or only the Universal. The Universal is a much more versatile...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-21-2016
Replies: 55
Views: 5,176
Posted By kuzano
Last time I bought 110 and had it processed, it...

Last time I bought 110 and had it processed, it was frugalphotographer.com.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-18-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 2,829
Posted By kuzano
Yeah, Im Game...

Game for throwing away all that crap knowledge I learned in the last forty years of using film. It's just too confusing for all the noobs who never shot film.

Let them make up their own crappy...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-13-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By kuzano
It is a fun camera, and I enjoyed mine....

It is a fun camera, and I enjoyed mine. Particularly enjoyed the colors.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-10-2016
Replies: 220
Views: 15,606
Posted By kuzano
Simply amazing and almost identical to the price...

Simply amazing and almost identical to the price rise in my sales of film camera's. Hmmm???
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-06-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 3,398
Posted By kuzano
Here is one link, noting his use of the GR 1 film...

Here is one link, noting his use of the GR 1 film model. then references to various GR-D models, and in fairness a mention of the Nikon. He used the GRD-2 for some time and has ranged up as high as...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-06-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 3,398
Posted By kuzano
That turns out not to be the case. He doens not...

That turns out not to be the case. He doens not like the Nikon for the work he was doing with his Ricoh. He has relegated the Nikon primarily to his color work and still prefers the Ricoh for his...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-06-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 3,398
Posted By kuzano
He did change to Nikon, but found it did not...

He did change to Nikon, but found it did not equal his work with the Ricoh. Reduced his use the Nikon to color and returned to Ricoh for B/W. Fascinating.

It appears that he may be using the Nikon...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-06-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 3,398
Posted By kuzano
Yum... love Daido's work and his approach....

Yum... love Daido's work and his approach. Digital Point and Shoot.. Ricoh. Amazing body of work shown around the world. Go Daido!!!
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-07-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,515
Posted By kuzano
The penultimate wedding portrait camera a few...

The penultimate wedding portrait camera a few years ago was the Fujifilm S1Pro through the S5Pro. A dlsr, built on various Nikon chassis, w/Fuji sensor and electronics. I went through them all. They...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-06-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,381
Posted By kuzano
On eBay.... a few simple rules Seller has a high...

On eBay.... a few simple rules

Seller has a high incidence of feedback.... mostly film
Feedback is spread evenly over time.
Feedback is 100% positive (and yes there are lots of those people out...
Forum: Olympus RF 07-05-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 2,885
Posted By kuzano
How about the Oympus ACE. Interchangeable...

How about the Oympus ACE. Interchangeable lens.

Similar sounding name? I've been tempted to get an Olympus ACE for a long time.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-30-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 9,913
Posted By kuzano
Yes, that's the 65mm Mamiya viewfinder. The 75mm...

Yes, that's the 65mm Mamiya viewfinder. The 75mm viewfinder is appropriate but hard to find alone. Only found sporadically with the lens!
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-28-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 9,913
Posted By kuzano
my homemade Mamiya/Linhof Frankencamera

Homemade w/Mamiya press parts, 75mm lens, and Linhof 4x5 back

Very minimal vignette on the 75, and roll film adaptor capable. Graflok style.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-26-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,709
Posted By kuzano
S&G Beetle... "S___s and Gits!"

There is always a highly modded "bug" at the rod shows I attend. This one had front engine power, in the form of a Ford Cobra 302 engine. Radical and PO's the purists.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-16-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,138
Posted By kuzano
In the two Oregon communities near me, Bend and...

In the two Oregon communities near me, Bend and Redmond Oregon, businesses host First Friday Art Walks. The First Friday evening of each month (every month) businesses in both communities host open...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 06-15-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 3,566
Posted By kuzano
It may also be important to note that some of the...

It may also be important to note that some of the least expensive bellows large format camera's have nearly as much a range of movements as very expensive LF camera's.

Most of Graflex's Press...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 06-14-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 3,566
Posted By kuzano
Perspective and other controls

Bending the bellows is necessary to change the relationship of the front frame to the rear frame. Shutter to film. This allows many controls of perspective and shapes. Line of sight is maintained by...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-03-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,717
Posted By kuzano
Everything you could possibly want (provided you...

Everything you could possibly want (provided you know what you need) is on EBAY!!!

Used, often in like new condition, for used prices. Just watch the feedback... my minimum to buy from anyone on...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-27-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,787
Posted By kuzano
I just threw my old Perkeo I with the Vaskar...

I just threw my old Perkeo I with the Vaskar triplet lens in an old pair of panty hose. Where-ever it ends up in the panty hose, I can still wind it on and press the shutter. It has double shot...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 05-25-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 12,574
Posted By kuzano
And yet

And yet... a few minutes ago, you didn't know who he was. Do you have your skivvies on backward?

KR has saved me a lot of money by avoiding and or choosing to buy many of his recommendations. I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-22-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 6,477
Posted By kuzano
Red face Good Question.

I read a report in the Wall Street Journal, that in 2015, more Maytag service repairmen went to Maytag Repair School than entered the field of Camera Technician. I think that's very telling.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-11-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,787
Posted By kuzano
Coupled Balda Super Baldax... great coupled...

Coupled
Balda Super Baldax... great coupled rangefinder, but sharp and contrasty... unfortunately Excellent Pictures. Has film count and stop.

Uncoupled
Voigtlander Perkeo II... has film count and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-09-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 2,810
Posted By kuzano
Try 357 batteries... All my Oly's work with...

Try 357 batteries... All my Oly's work with those. LR44's MEH!
Forum: Yashica RF 05-09-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 754
Posted By kuzano
Try here:

http://www.yashica-guy.com/
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-05-2016
Replies: 1,735
Views: 284,076
Posted By kuzano
Mmmm MmmmmH!

Car show season is upon us.
Forum: Photo Software 05-05-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 6,614
Posted By kuzano
I keep seeing this reference... "upgrading" to a...

I keep seeing this reference... "upgrading" to a Mac.

That's a "cross platform" move, not an upgrade. Moving to Windows 10 is an upgrade from a previous Windows platform.

How is moving from a 90%...
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-04-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,718
Posted By kuzano
The Newest firmware and the XE2

That's the way I am going... a used XE-2 body with the latest firmware is said to be equivalent to the Xt10, and can be had for from $300 - 400 on the used market. Me for that.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-01-2016
Replies: 130
Views: 14,163
Posted By kuzano
Presume you are talking about the Gelded Cheap!!!...

Presume you are talking about the Gelded Cheap!!! Plastic marvel that Ken Rockwell raves about...

I've bought a number of them from $20 to $50. They came kitted to the N series 55-90 model...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-01-2016
Replies: 130
Views: 14,163
Posted By kuzano
Not a bad move BUT... take a look.....

The preceding camera in Nikon N series that reached a pro level status and is still reasonably priced... reliable....etc.

DON'T make a final decision without looking at the N8008S....

You may be...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-25-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,399
Posted By kuzano
Having a blast with Caffenol... grocery store...

Having a blast with Caffenol... grocery store chemicals or pool suppliers.

Caffenol - Folgers Instant Coffee, Washing Soda, and Vitamin C. Kick in the pants. Can do b&w, color and printing....
Forum: Photo Software 04-25-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 6,614
Posted By kuzano
Get a Macbook with Windows 10.

Most people I know who are buying Macs are putting Windows 10 on them for better performance.:bang:
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-25-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,679
Posted By kuzano
W.T.H. is the WiFi all about.

[QUOTE=jsrockit;2607457]Seems to work fine for me... but I don't stress the small stuff when it comes to cameras.[/QUOTE

Is everybody become too lazy to take a damn roll of film out of the camera...
Forum: Olympus RF 04-25-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,594
Posted By kuzano
And It HAS The Macro Measuring cord.!!!!!!

Control exposure as you like. Take film and push it or pull it and develop for other ratings. Or shoot it 20% less rating and play with the development as well. Either way gives you control. Write...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-10-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 4,431
Posted By kuzano
Set camera to A (aperture priority) Focus setting...

Set camera to A (aperture priority)
Focus setting lens aperture wide open
Stop down once manual focus is attained
Shoot.

There may be a recompose the viewfinder in there somewhere, if you focus with...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-03-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,238
Posted By kuzano
Be this the...

Be this the part?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Contax-II-111-Kiev-RF-Camera-Pre-War-Focussing-Assembly-Part-/181997219279?hash=item2a5fe12dcf:g:o1sAAOSwLnlWny4U
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-02-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,525
Posted By kuzano
I like the last part of Ronalds post....

I like the last part of Ronalds post.

Experimentation and fudge factor.

Certainly there are various technically correct answers.

But in the real world, there are so many variables.

what you've...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-19-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,657
Posted By kuzano
Depends on mfr.

Two common conceptions are that no lens is at it's best at the largest aperture. So moving up the aperture scale (down in size) approaches a sweet spot. Some mfrs prove this wrong, but not...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-18-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,368
Posted By kuzano
Your images will likely still be on the servers...

Your images will likely still be on the servers that get stored away in some warehouse, when Google goes bust before the next decade. Nobody will fire them up to retrieve your data. So, it's a yes...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-14-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 7,004
Posted By kuzano
And forgetting to cock the shutter.....!!!!!!!!!!

I will back that up with all the shots I made without cocking the shutter, and then the shots of the back of the lens caps.... Hundreds of both.

These camera's teach you to be slow and deliberate on...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-12-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,997
Posted By kuzano
Waiting for the recalls to stop...

Also considering the D5, after the pre-emptive recalls settle down. Also after I digest Ken Rockwells review.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-12-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,224
Posted By kuzano
Dinty's is still in Biggs Junction....

I checked and Dinty's Store and Deli is still in Biggs Junction. I must go there this summer and have a burger. I called and they have security cams on the doors to the rest rooms. Great!
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-11-2016
Replies: 66
Views: 16,127
Posted By kuzano
Mistake....???

My finding is that because all of these camera's are polycarbonate rather than metal under the coating... once some wear show on the silver bodies, it's quite a bit more unattractive than the black...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-11-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,224
Posted By kuzano
Just a few years ago, Pro Photo moved their film...

Just a few years ago, Pro Photo moved their film processing lab out of the main store, and built a new film processing lab. This turned a lot of space in the original store into available for retail....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-11-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,224
Posted By kuzano
Visit the Ladies Room at Dinty's (if still there?)

When I was a youngster, we used to go through Biggs Junction about 2-3 times a year to visit my Grandparents. We always stopped at Dinty's Cafe in Biggs.

One time, I had been asleep in the car when...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-10-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 2,309
Posted By kuzano
Jerry Rigged ... US soldier slang.. WWII

During WWII, the germans were commonly called "Jerry's" by US and other Allied soldiers.

"Jerry Rigged" came to mean badly built items used in the field of battle that were "Jerry Rigged". My dad...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-09-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 3,641
Posted By kuzano
I use all the custom profiles...

My X-E2 has 7 custom profiles. They are all set for various shooting styles, including a couple of film simulations. Only have to remember which profile for the shot being taken.

I find many youtube...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 03-09-2016
Replies: 79
Views: 8,324
Posted By kuzano
The X-E2 with most recent updates. Most are...

The X-E2 with most recent updates.

Most are suggesting 2-3 lenses...primes of course.

Fascinating to me, considering the range of all the lenses suggested are covered nicely by the 18-55 f2.8-4...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-03-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,326
Posted By kuzano
The 645j = limited.

As I recall from my "tank" mamiya 645 days, the 645j was the budget Mamiya 645. Unlike the other similar Mamiya 645 older bodies, I seem to recall it does not have mirror lockup for getting the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-01-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 2,753
Posted By kuzano
YES!!! Plumbing, holding tanks, mobility...

Friend of mine just purchased a 22 foot Class C in excellent condition for $2600. The Class C models are cheaper than class B which are simply van conversions. Sleeping for two-four, Comfort, eating,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-25-2016
Replies: 84
Views: 6,752
Posted By kuzano
Film prices....

Film prices in the US.... Like gasoline, was always too inexpensive compared to the rest of the civilized countries in the world.

And just like gas, the playing field, pricewise for film has been...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-25-2016
Replies: 84
Views: 6,752
Posted By kuzano
I'm with you on this....

The amount of money I see spent on digital is frightening. I build and consult on computers, and I have an active client base, many of which are shooting digital equipment.

The biggest myth, in the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-19-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 3,828
Posted By kuzano
The Pentax K1000 was the penultimate student SLR...

The Pentax K1000 was the penultimate student SLR camera in the 70's. Simple, Robust, designed for manual control. Excellent manual control function, but also an internal meter so one could set the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-17-2016
Replies: 157
Views: 13,490
Posted By kuzano
Internegative?

I used to print from slide film, and the process was to use an internegative, which added a cost factor, but worked well.

My question would be wrapped around the option of finding a wet lab that...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 02-16-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 3,685
Posted By kuzano
Not inclined toward Sony whatsoever.....

Every time I read enough about Sony to get interested I come up against the same wall....

No lens inventory, many messing with adapted lenses. I got over that (adapted lenses) because I was...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 02-16-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 3,685
Posted By kuzano
Taking a break from "mirrorless" for a...

Taking a break from "mirrorless" for a bit.

Picking up the Nikon D3300 DSLR (very small form factor)

Reasons, hopefully just for a short while to test 3 things, since this $250 body shoots nearly...
Forum: Travel 02-15-2016
Replies: 115
Views: 7,753
Posted By kuzano
Speaking of missionaries....JW?

Two young well dressed men show up on a farmers porch. He answers the door and greets them. They explain they have some information for him that he may be interested in. They show him a couple of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-15-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 2,822
Posted By kuzano
The OM camera's can be rebuilt very reasonably...

John Hermanson (zuiko.com) rebuilds OM 1 and up. He was rebuilding XA's and other Olympus camera's. I think he was an Olympus employee, but not sure. He now rebuilds only the OM series and on the OM...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-10-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 5,961
Posted By kuzano
Panasonic GX8 is 20 Mp Sensor...

The Panasonic GX8 has had excellent reviews by the public for it's 20 Mp micro4/3 sensor mirrorless, for some time now.
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-08-2016
Replies: 51
Views: 6,613
Posted By kuzano
New Enhancements on the X pro1...today!!!

Just saw a notice today.. can't remember where, but in advance of the X-Pro2 Fuji just announced an enhanced X-Pro1... Will see if I can turn that up again. New price!
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-08-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 5,408
Posted By kuzano
The Perkeo II tops the list on this question,...

The Perkeo II tops the list on this question, primarily because of the Color Skopar lens. Also the upscale shutter to 1/500th.

Consider the film count to be dead. If not it soon will be with...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 02-08-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,516
Posted By kuzano
tHANKS TO both of you!

tHANKS TO both of you!
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 02-08-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,516
Posted By kuzano
What Happened to new background.

What happened to the new white (can you spell legible) background.

My biggest beef with RRF has always been the grey type on black background.

With 50 year Career in marketing, I've always wondered...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-31-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,073
Posted By kuzano
Nikon prices????

I've always been fascinated that when Nikon copied the Contax II (or Kiev) rangefinders, they were able to cut the base leg of the rangefinder triangle in half and get more money for the camera...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 01-26-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,905
Posted By kuzano
?????????????

Interchangeable lens....as in different focal lengths?

How would one go about butchering and modifying the bellows and focusing system to set parameters for different focal length locking points....
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-23-2016
Replies: 81
Views: 7,872
Posted By kuzano
Keep low expectations...

I am a diehard, but flatbed scanning "KICKED MY A__!!"

HUGE PITA.

But I finally realized the problem. My expectations were far too high.

After 4 new scanners, I realized that I actually expected...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-23-2016
Replies: 85
Views: 8,136
Posted By kuzano
Angry Just added ACROS

Did not Fujifilm just add ACROS to the film simulation on the X-Pro 2, and maybe on the new firmware for the X-E2?

I think I read that recently.

Of course you may be shooting the BIG ACROS!
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-17-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 5,541
Posted By kuzano
have had both....

The G1 that is modified to use the additional lens is called a G1 "green label" and have had all three. Do not know of any other difference. Black is a taste thing and spendy. There is a green label...
Forum: Digital Compacts 01-11-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 3,220
Posted By kuzano
Check your local pawn shop....

I stopped in at "Cash Connection" and they had a Panasonic GF3 with Lumix 14-42 Mega OIS lens with an $89 price tag on it. I asked for $15 off. They said $10. Came with manual, battery charger,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-11-2016
Replies: 148
Views: 30,942
Posted By kuzano
You didn't offend me.... My skivvies are NOT in a bunch here!!

(sorry, meant to say "skivvies".)

I've played with expired film for years.

Currently in my film fridge are varied expire dates up to twenty years and I have high hopes for the bulk of it. I've had...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-11-2016
Replies: 80
Views: 8,125
Posted By kuzano
What about price, just for the tanks as a rationale.

Anybody halfway creative could solve the wire holder need, if it really exists. The tanks and rest of the system alone are worth more than the pledge. I have no problems with making mods.

I...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-09-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,468
Posted By kuzano
Clutch Screw....????

First, I don't know if the term "clutch screw" is accurate, but that's what I would call it.

If you look into the prongs that engage the roll of film and advance it, you should see a screw head just...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-30-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,583
Posted By kuzano
Frank Marshman... Da Guy on Fujica... Whatta Man!!!

Just got back a camera from Frank.... over a dozen now.

I sent a recently acquired Fujica GL690 (Texas Leica) and a 65mm f6.5 lens to Frank for CLA... rebuild. The body was tired and rangefinder...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 11-23-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 5,799
Posted By kuzano
Is that what it is??? I feel incompetent without...

Is that what it is???

I feel incompetent without one, and sadly, my girlfriend agrees!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-16-2015
Replies: 148
Views: 30,942
Posted By kuzano
What about this?

I'm shooting with my Kodak sensored Olympus E-1 and the colors are as good as when I bought it in 2003. And I have not frozen it, or even kept it refrigerated.

Oh my??? Was this a film thread. I've...
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-08-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 3,142
Posted By kuzano
Jupiter 8!

And another good jupiter 8 reveals itself.

On of my best primes ever on a rangefinder FSU camera was a clean Jupiter 8. Nice to know what it does on the X-E1. Just sold my X-E1 and looking for a...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-26-2015
Replies: 85
Views: 8,839
Posted By kuzano
command line in windows terribly hard to...

command line in windows terribly hard to find....

Hmmm. Open the Run command and type in "cmd", press enter.

Or, since Windows 7 type "cmd" in the search window.

Wow, that was hard!
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-16-2015
Replies: 223
Views: 28,094
Posted By kuzano
Best feature of ALL Fuji 690's..... shooting 6X17...

Best feature of ALL Fuji 690's..... shooting 6X17 for under $500 camera.

Careful pan, scan and stitch two or more negatives/transparencies and come up with near 6x17 or 6x24 Panoramas.

I've been...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-16-2015
Replies: 223
Views: 28,094
Posted By kuzano
As long as Frank Marshman continues to service...

As long as Frank Marshman continues to service them (He's done about a dozen for me) WHO NEED FUJIFILM!!!!!!!!!!!!

And he's very reasonable, very timely and very courteous.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-14-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,380
Posted By kuzano
I never have had two lenses for my G690's and bl...

I never have had two lenses for my G690's and bl models. I got to the point that I took the dark slide out of the camera's entirely. If the back door is doing it's job, I see no way the channel for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-27-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 13,729
Posted By kuzano
The Adaptall II mount system made me a believer...

The Adaptall II mount system made me a believer in the Tamron lense and I had about a half dozen different camera mfr mounts for the Tamron lenses I used. Still a strong fan of Tamron as a result of...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-27-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 11,425
Posted By kuzano
Size and side by side between the X-T1 and X-T10...

Size and side by side between the X-T1 and X-T10 Fujifilm

http://camerasize.com/compare/#620,520

and X-T10 comparison X-Pro1

http://camerasize.com/compare/#620,258
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-15-2015
Replies: 173
Views: 33,917
Posted By kuzano
WOW! The Bessa RF was very early, and always all black

That is an incredible look for this cult like vintage folder. Fantastic!!!~

That had to be a difficult process, breaking the camera down to all it's metal components, chroming them and recovering...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-15-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 3,768
Posted By kuzano
Thanks for pointing that out...

I had a Helomar on a Voightlander Bessa RF, and I realize it was not a Heliar and it was a triplett, on the early model camera. However, it was fantastic in IQ and I can't imagine how much better the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-14-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 3,768
Posted By kuzano
This is the article that got me started and...

This is the article that got me started and filled in the holes for me when I jumped into folders. It is headed "Medium Format in Your Pocket". I see it is now accompanied by a "folders...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-11-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 3,897
Posted By kuzano
Well. sounds like an

OXYMORON to me?

Easier to find a 50 for the Mamiya Press, for a bit better price. I enjoyed the Mamiya Universal for a while and the 100 f2.8, the 75mm, and the 50mm were all great lenses.

Mamiya...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-10-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 3,618
Posted By kuzano
Cool Sorry, not true...

The counter on the bottom of all GW/GSW is a roll count. That's why for shutter count, you multiply by ten to get shutter actuations. The reason you multiply by 10, instead of 8 (shots on a 120 roll)...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-10-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 3,618
Posted By kuzano
Used in the tourist industry....

I am led to understand that many of the big Fujis were used to shoot 4 pics per roll in the tourist industry in Japan. That's the reason for the 4 pic-8 pic-16 pic marks on the frame count. Half roll...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-08-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 2,617
Posted By kuzano
A near perfect match for your low ISO camera is...

A near perfect match for your low ISO camera is the Olympus E-1 with it's superb Kodak 5.1 MP sensor.... Low count models that work perfectly can be found in large numbers on eBay, for about $100. In...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-03-2015
Replies: 223
Views: 28,094
Posted By kuzano
Not as much acreage difference as you think.

The 645 format is 2.7 times greater than the 35mm format.

The 690 format is 4.6 times greater area than the 35mm.

That said. I still favor the 690. I can shoot 2 or 3 frames placed end to end with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-31-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 4,517
Posted By kuzano
Excellent inexpensive grip kits on eBay.

Fit right, easy to install. double sided install tape cut to size. Inexpensive. I've done 3 Oly E-1s with these.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-31-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 4,517
Posted By kuzano
I've tried three....E400 bodies....

I've also owned three E-300 Evolts over the same span of time.

All three of the E400's were a waste of time (and money) in trying to match the E-300 Evolts...

certainly not worth it for the 2...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-21-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,174
Posted By kuzano
Are you sure you want a 90. The reason for the...

Are you sure you want a 90. The reason for the solid advice on the 75 may be because, as I found, was the ability to focus the longer lens, which is a function of the length of the base leg of the...
Forum: Yashica RF 08-17-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 4,364
Posted By kuzano
You might check the Yashica-Guy web site for a...

You might check the Yashica-Guy web site for a battery cover. All things Yashica Electro... much information. I think it's still up. Spent a lot of time there when I was in my "Electro Period"!!!
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-13-2015
Replies: 223
Views: 28,094
Posted By kuzano
Re the metal....

Regarding the plastic vs. metal on the Fuji 690's. Underneath the plastic of all the big fuji's is completely independent full metal body. In fact, while I've never tried it, I would be willing to...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-18-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,965
Posted By kuzano
That's the one....

Those marks on the silver/chrome springs do not touch the film. They ride on the portion of the piece that the film rides over, and above the film, pressing the film flatly against the focus part...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,541
Posted By kuzano
Ground Glass Alternative.....

Tupperware large containers.

Host a local Tupperware party
Ask the Tupperware rep to bring some larger Tupperware
Cut a 4X5 section out of a flat side on the container.
Install with the opaque side...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-09-2015
Replies: 223
Views: 28,094
Posted By kuzano
Popularity of 6X9 is not directly because of size.

Pablito,

The 6X9 popularity is not because of look of the frame. It is less popular because most processing labs have rarely carried a negative carrier for 6X9. That has always been my experience....
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-09-2015
Replies: 223
Views: 28,094
Posted By kuzano
Sorry but I do not think that is true.

Standard procedure on the GW series camera's is that the count mechanism goes up one count for every roll. Thats why you multiply the number by 10 to get film actuations.

So if the count goes up...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-08-2015
Replies: 223
Views: 28,094
Posted By kuzano
My last point has to do with lens selection. I...

My last point has to do with lens selection. I have seen users take one or the other of the focus helicals for the Fuji, and mount both large format or other "press camera" lenses.

One of the most...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-08-2015
Replies: 223
Views: 28,094
Posted By kuzano
I use my GL690 to shoot 6X17 Panorama

I was itching for a Fuji or other 6X17 camera.

Then it struck me that I can do 6X17 with $500 of equipment.

I shoot 2 or 3 frames with overlap on the big Fuji. I do this on a tripod which I...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-08-2015
Replies: 223
Views: 28,094
Posted By kuzano
Question Vast inventory coming out of Japan BECAUSE:

I love em....

But your list does not include the PRIMARY reason which I was told for the low prices.... TOO Many examples in the market, and all good condition because used and maintained highly....
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-06-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 10,060
Posted By kuzano
Neutral feedback

The alternative for negative feedback is Neutral Feedback. (grey symbol). Allows you to state problem but not affect percentage rating of seller. Sometimes, if the seller is hesitant to help you out,...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-04-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,651
Posted By kuzano
No customs duties on optical... old reg (or so I have read)

I read somewhere about a year ago that quite some time ago, customs duties were exempted on optical equipment. Also read that the exemption was extended to camera's, both film and digital.

You can...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 07-03-2015
Replies: 199
Views: 40,787
Posted By kuzano
Just submitted new address

Received the KS inquiry on current ship address and config of my two cameras. Responded and submitted the information this afternoon.
Forum: Travel 07-03-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 2,193
Posted By kuzano
3g===4g

Don't know about AT&T, but major parts of Oregon and Washington are 3G. Perhaps major metro area's are more.

Whatever you find, be sure to also check 3G vs 4G speeds if that's important.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 06-28-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 5,007
Posted By kuzano
One more point re the 3:2 vs. 4:3 aspect ratio

From a composition stand point 3:2 has surely been around a long time, as the film frame dictated. So we may see 3:2 as a controlling criteria.

However, the digital revolution re: printing is a push...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 06-28-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 5,007
Posted By kuzano
Don't overlook the E-M10....

I sold my E-M5.... liked it very much. Have been shooting 4/3 and micro 4/3 since the Olympus E-1Pro came out in 2003. My comparisons to APC have never found me favoring the larger sensor, given all...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-28-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 9,386
Posted By kuzano
Frank Marshman...

My best option for a "go to guy" for all Fuji's has been Frank Marshman, Camera Wiz in the East or (right side US).

He's done three of the bellows for me... (I buy em cheap, have Frank CLA and...
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-19-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 15,726
Posted By kuzano
Very good. That's all well said... and let me add...

I personally don't think you can make the same pictures with small square dots that you can with a crystalline structure. If that's true, digital will never catch up with film. Think about it for a...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-15-2015
Replies: 116
Views: 12,822
Posted By kuzano
I love your post...

It's in my archive to reflect on every time someone yells at me.... "Hey, dunn tek no pitchers of da kids!!!" With their fat poofy face, black greasy mustache, and their rotund gut hanging out over...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-09-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,002
Posted By kuzano
If the scratch is deep enough... paint it!

A deep scratch in a front element can be made to disappear (if it shows at all in images)

Remember, abuse on the front element often does not show in images... on the rear elements.. you have a...
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-07-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 11,425
Posted By kuzano
Huh??????

I only got the first line of that... after that, again, HUH?

Not interested in going back to Electrical Engineering school. One degree in 1964 was quite enough. Can you break that down into...
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-07-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 11,425
Posted By kuzano
Remember, you started this????!!!!

Since I don't know where my victuals are located, I don't know if I can tell if they are sour. Are they located where I can reach them with my tongue. Sounds like a British Term and considering some...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-26-2015
Replies: 124
Views: 30,925
Posted By kuzano
First cybernetic add-on to my body....

I am joined at the hip with my tripod. A segment of the NYIP correspondence course in the 70's dealt with all aspects of the tripod and it's importance/effect of usage.

So a few years ago after...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-14-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 4,164
Posted By kuzano
Try looking here:

Frugal Photographer appears to have a film called Blue Sky Police or something like that, which i gather is a surveillance film...??????

They have some interesting film and photo products. I used...
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-11-2015
Replies: 132
Views: 26,141
Posted By kuzano
Total Agreement!!!!

"Early Adopters" step up and pay the R&D, Rollout marketing and first couple of firmwares. I shop carefully and buy the rest. Never been burnt on that philosophy. I always buy in the "sweet spot"....
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-06-2015
Replies: 186
Views: 11,913
Posted By kuzano
Resale very good.....

These cameras resell very well if you scavenge for a good deal up front.

I am an instructor and user on eBay many years now.

I purchased a very nice low count X-E1 with the kit 18-55 Zoom lens. I...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-04-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,253
Posted By kuzano
I'm for the Voightlander.

Have never seen a Voightlander with a bad bellows. Have seen more than a few bad bellows on Kodaks..

The internal rangefinder and Heliar are points for the BESSA. That same rangefinder mechanism...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-28-2015
Replies: 73
Views: 13,701
Posted By kuzano
The K1000... whooah!

The K1000 could do no wrong. It was too simple and built to last. The earlier Spotmatics I favored, was a bit smoother, but the K1000 was built to become a trainer extraordinaire.

But.... thousand...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-20-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 6,092
Posted By kuzano
Numerous Nikon camera's gave their lives in...

Numerous Nikon camera's gave their lives in VietNam taking bullets meant for the PhotoJournalist using them on the battlefield. Olympus did get a contract for using OM series bodies on the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-20-2015
Replies: 1,048
Views: 136,865
Posted By kuzano
actually

A yellow saab sonnett... quite the cult car.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-12-2015
Replies: 78
Poll: GW690 gas
Views: 31,563
Posted By kuzano
Shoot 135 film in your G690....

I've seen 35mm film inserted in the film chamber of the G690 with styrofoam spacers on the canister side. You can't rewind the canister, but you get a panorama that is 24mm x 88mm... a huge bit...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-10-2015
Replies: 132
Views: 26,141
Posted By kuzano
Interesting terminology,,,, lime pit.

Interesting ..... does lime really dissolve a camera completely so that there is only a memory.

Or, can you dig the camera from a lime pit, dust it off, charge the battery, or load film and use it...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-10-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,286
Posted By kuzano
Please Elucidate

Please Elucidate (and thanks for a question that allows me to use a big word which I think I know the meaning of.... I could be wrong)

What Large Format Forum


Large Format Photography Forum? Just...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-07-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 5,580
Posted By kuzano
If you are a purist you won't like this suggestion.

If you are open to something besides Zuiko, Vivitar made both a 24 f2.0 and a 28 f2.0 that were made for Vivitar by Komine. (vivitar sn starts with 28)

Fast wide angle and stupendous image quality....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-07-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 5,580
Posted By kuzano
Remember this about the 50/1.4

There was the silver nose, the other nose and variations such as that. I think the lens was manufactured differently two or three times during it's production.

The only thing I have heard repeatedly...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-05-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 8,528
Posted By kuzano
I stopped shooting RAW. Almost stopped Post Processing

I shot RAW for about 5 years. I post processed with Photoshop 7... Then CS1, then CS2.

I stopped shooting RAW about 4 years ago, and have not used Photoshop for about that long. I fully understand...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-03-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 6,104
Posted By kuzano
I have the answer to that one.....

Overkill in the same sense as RAW is for most people.

Just not necessary if you are an adept, or skilled photographer.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-01-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,139
Posted By kuzano
For those who consider this lens collectable....

I don't consider any lens collectable unless it's likely to be hard to find.

I have to say that if right now is an example, there are far too many on eBay alone to consider them becoming valuable....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-01-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,139
Posted By kuzano
If you want to cheaply find out......

If you want to find out how bad the OM 40MM lens really is, buy a mirrorless PEN, like the E-PL5 for a couple of hundred dollars, and get a $20 adapter to mount the OM mount to a Oly micro 4/3 with...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 03-30-2015
Replies: 199
Views: 40,787
Posted By kuzano
I am a patient backer. I've had plenty of...

I am a patient backer. I've had plenty of camera's to shoot while waiting on this.

Those even mentioning litigation will surely be surprised when they present their case to an attorney, because...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 03-30-2015
Replies: 1,853
Views: 373,354
Posted By kuzano
Two cranks... or full wind on.

Doing this on any of the G series Texas Leicas will result in an 88mm pano, for 24x88, or 30mm longer than an X-Pan Hassy.

I do this with expired but refrigerated 120, but have a 24 or 30mm mask X...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-30-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,754
Posted By kuzano
Prices fluctuate highly on eBay

A quick look at eBay shows quite a range of prices, ranging from around $500+ to $12-1300. And I only looked at sold listing for the last 60 days. Your research should include a look at eBay closed...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-26-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 10,020
Posted By kuzano
Actually ... about Walmart....

If the Walmart you go to has a Fujifilm kiosk/stand, and if you put your film in their (Fujifilm) envelopes, and you clearly mark SEND OUT ONLY on the envelope and drop them in the slot of the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-26-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 10,020
Posted By kuzano
Actually Walgreens is one of the last to do this...

It's been happening for two years now at various processors housed in pharmacies and big box stores. Walmart does this, as do most others. I only have one big box or chain store that still gives the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-14-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,985
Posted By kuzano
Not the noterioty, but a friend of mine (Central Oregon)

Bruce Jackson.....

http://brucejackson.com/

Friend and client. I do his computers. He tells an interesting Bio.

Spend some time here as he tells a story of each image and how he came to capture...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-11-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 6,735
Posted By kuzano
Do I understand you correctly???

Do I understand you correctly? The only justification one needs for buying new gear is to give your old stuff to your wife.

Man, I gotta get married. Someone with money perhaps?

That would solve...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-05-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 5,490
Posted By kuzano
Hmmm??

OK.. three T90's later, I tend to agree.

FD Manual lenses, with the sophisticated technology of the EOS that followed.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-04-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 613
Posted By kuzano
The link please

The link please:

Over the years of the Polaroid SX-70 and other camera's that used Time Zero, the original Time Zero allowed interesting manipulation. However, there were follow up versions of Time...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-22-2015
Replies: 286
Views: 45,725
Posted By kuzano
WOW!!! Incredible......

RED is sooo difficult to render. That shot is pure RED!!!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-14-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 3,264
Posted By kuzano
YES!!! it's really impossible to go 645 .... once

Absolutely! Not possible to see where a 645 will compete with a 6X9 once you've handled those huge negatives.

I can shoot near 6X17 with my GL690, by doing two frames with overlap, scanning and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-14-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 3,264
Posted By kuzano
I am sure Frank will work on it.....

Frank has done about a dozen camera's over time for me. As for the GA, he did put a new LCD cable on my GA645Zi, which came after the GA you are talking about. Franks seems to have quite close ties...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-13-2015
Replies: 623
Views: 141,046
Posted By kuzano
Understood....

I can appreciate what you are saying. I just happen to be into extreme panoramic.

I have not shot 35mm for a long time, and I have a fridge full of aging 120, and a fair amount of 220.

I often...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-13-2015
Replies: 623
Views: 141,046
Posted By kuzano
Did you buy my 135W... Kuzano on eBay.

I had the 135W twice, one for the SQ and one for the 645ETRs. Recently sold both on eBay.

Reason:

I wanted a wider pano, so I rigged my Fujica GL690 up to shoot a 9CM wide (88mm) by 24mm frame....
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-08-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 5,711
Posted By kuzano
So many variations on the Zenobia.

I actually had a Zenobia R... very hard to find rangefinder uncoupled.

I was hooked on Zenobia's for a while. Although there is not much difference in quality, there are three variations in the...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-05-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,708
Posted By kuzano
Very understandable....

They could not fix the reasons the US market panned the previous model(s), and are counting on the market that is more receptive to mirrorless to bail them out.

Canon is only about 7 years behind...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-05-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,209
Posted By kuzano
See link for Steve - owns camera clinic Sparks...

See link for Steve - owns camera clinic Sparks Nv. Fixed the chronic EEE error on three of my Canon T90's. Excellent price and turnaround. Helpful on the phone. Many years at a Canon Authorized...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-02-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 9,087
Posted By kuzano
eMails to Frank often do not work.....

I learned a long time ago that getting Frank on the phone is productive. Email is not.

He has probably revived or sent me excellent work on a dozen Fuji's from bellows (3) on GS645 to a number of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-01-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 9,231
Posted By kuzano
I have a weakness for the tag names attached...

My favorites... the "Black Beauty" the EF... and one point about the camera... two batteries and both circuits protected to reduce voltage from any battery installed to 1.35 volts or the same as the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 3,840
Posted By kuzano
Angry Happened in shipping perhaps???

Do you think the shipper did this? By any chance?

Dam post office.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-21-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 10,094
Posted By kuzano
Seriously... ?????

You're a better man than I. Filson underwear surely has to be made as most of their clothing... Heavy Wool!!!

Don't think I could stand a day of hiking up and down mountain trails in woolen...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-20-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 10,094
Posted By kuzano
Filson???

Well, discriminating fine coat and sporting clothes buyers have known of Filson for decades. It's likely shabby dressers would not know of Filson, however. Also likely that Filson would not be...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 01-20-2015
Replies: 389
Views: 156,016
Posted By kuzano
The man in the teapot

First let me say it's a nice shot.

Then let me add that it reminds me of the post I once saw, showing an item pictured for eBay. The eBayer had a number of items listed.

One was a chrome tea pot...
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