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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 207
Views: 33,466
Posted By James24
Enjoy your new toys, guys! There's a very nice...

Enjoy your new toys, guys!

There's a very nice F6 that has come up for sale on UK Ebay. For UK buyers only, unless the seller can be persuaded otherwise. I have no connection with the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 207
Views: 33,466
Posted By James24
European prices for most things photographic are...

European prices for most things photographic are higher in Europe than the US or Japan. But there are a few F6's to be found....this one in Germany looks ok to me, although I can't understand the...
Forum: Nikon RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 4,592
Posted By James24
Jon, here's a few more to add to the list that...

Jon, here's a few more to add to the list that are or have been for sale over the past few months!

181309 C

181821 C

181974 C

182006 C
Forum: Fuji X Series 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,112
Posted By James24
Having sold several Leicas, I mostly agree with...

Having sold several Leicas, I mostly agree with this.

I think I would rather say ONLY sell a Leica if you replace it with another one.
Forum: RFF Polls 02-22-2020
Replies: 94
Views: 3,486
Posted By James24
I keep buying hoods and I keep not using them....

I keep buying hoods and I keep not using them. Hoods make lenses bigger, and uglier, and get in the way. As has previously been said, the best hoods are fixed to the lens ...50mm Summilux ASPH and...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-22-2020
Replies: 81
Views: 3,112
Posted By James24
Have you considered an M9 with a replacement...

Have you considered an M9 with a replacement sensor? I'm not sure if you're trying to release cash or just swop out your existing kit for something else...they're reasonably priced now (sometimes...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-11-2020
Replies: 73
Views: 5,720
Posted By James24
I have been looking around for a repairer in the...

I have been looking around for a repairer in the UK recently.

I found these. None are endorsed by me as I haven't used any of them. But some may be worth investigating. Has anyone here used...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-08-2020
Replies: 1,658
Views: 99,202
Posted By James24
Hi Kevin I've sent you an email. Can you send me...

Hi Kevin

I've sent you an email. Can you send me an application form for the next available batch please?

Thanks

James
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-07-2020
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By James24
I don't think anyone does. But if you find...

I don't think anyone does. But if you find somewhere, I'd be interested to hear about it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,239
Posted By James24
I used to use FP4 and HP5 a lot. I think XP1 came...

I used to use FP4 and HP5 a lot. I think XP1 came out in the late 80s too.

Kodachromes, Ektachromes, Agfa CT18 for transparencies.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-15-2020
Replies: 25
Views: 689
Posted By James24
His work looks neat and tidy, and well priced....

His work looks neat and tidy, and well priced. I'd be interested to hear how you get on if you use him.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-14-2020
Replies: 25
Views: 689
Posted By James24
Also, this guy has started advertising on UK ebay...

Also, this guy has started advertising on UK ebay recently.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Unique-Nikon-Nippon-Nikkor-Kogaku-Non-Ai-Lens-To-Ai-Conversion-Service/323727227160
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-14-2020
Replies: 25
Views: 689
Posted By James24
Roland Vink lists a few people at the bottom of...

Roland Vink lists a few people at the bottom of this page. I presume it is up to date.

http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/aimod.html
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-09-2020
Replies: 95
Views: 6,978
Posted By James24
You can find the close focus versions on Ebay...

You can find the close focus versions on Ebay from Japanese sellers relatively easily. As you say, they're very hard to find in the UK. Probably around GBP 150 for a decent one plus any Customs...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-23-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,437
Posted By James24
I just picked up one of these, made up from a L39...

I just picked up one of these, made up from a L39 adapter and a Kiev mount. $US 65 plus postage. Initial testing of it seems to work fine with my internal and external mount S...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-15-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 4,592
Posted By James24
Anyone got the genuine rectangular hood for this...

Anyone got the genuine rectangular hood for this lens? I'd be interested to see pics of it, especially mounted on the lens.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-15-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 4,964
Posted By James24
Peter Walnes has a mint, used one, just arrived....

Peter Walnes has a mint, used one, just arrived. He ships anywhere.

https://secure.peterwalnes.com/
Forum: Nikon RF 02-12-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1,339
Posted By James24
A very well written and interesting article....

A very well written and interesting article. Thanks
Forum: Nikon RF 01-30-2018
Replies: 761
Views: 242,519
Posted By James24
Welcome to Nikon rangefinders! Your 3.5/1.8 is...

Welcome to Nikon rangefinders!

Your 3.5/1.8 is an original one, not a reissue. The reissue was made in a limited number with serials 0001 to 2500 and was all black.
Forum: Nikon RF 09-14-2017
Replies: 55
Views: 4,592
Posted By James24
The image isn't showing for me now. Anyway, it's...

The image isn't showing for me now. Anyway, it's 181939, with a C.
Forum: Nikon RF 09-07-2017
Replies: 55
Views: 4,592
Posted By James24
Here's mine,...

Here's mine, Jon.

https://i.cubeupload.com/hd0Ju6.jpg
Forum: Nikon RF 08-21-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,870
Posted By James24
There are plenty of good S2s out there so I would...

There are plenty of good S2s out there so I would send it back and get one without any issues.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-07-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 57,748
Posted By James24
Thanks for enriching all of our lives, Tom.

Thanks for enriching all of our lives, Tom.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 1,922
Posted By James24
Domke F-5XB bag containing Nikon Df, 24/2.8D,...

Domke F-5XB bag containing Nikon Df, 24/2.8D, 50/1.4D and 105/2.5 AIS.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-09-2016
Replies: 86
Views: 7,211
Posted By James24
I've owned all of the above over the past 40...

I've owned all of the above over the past 40 something years. It has to be the F2 for me.
Forum: Nikon RF 12-07-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 6,684
Posted By James24
Count me in as well for an S4 at $500.

Count me in as well for an S4 at $500.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 11-27-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 3,390
Posted By James24
It made GB£3825. Yours Kiu? That's somewhere...

It made GB£3825. Yours Kiu?

That's somewhere around 1% of the price of the WestLicht example. A bargain!
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 11-20-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 3,390
Posted By James24
Nikon 1 609149 on ebay

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/332035554228?

Not the tidiest example, but certainly an interesting listing. I wonder where the bidding will go.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-25-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 3,777
Posted By James24
I suggested Westlicht previously, and I stil...

I suggested Westlicht previously, and I stil believe that is possibly your best way forward.

As for UK dealers in generally, tread very carefully. I recall a local dealer to me proudly telling a few...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-23-2016
Replies: 96
Views: 5,798
Posted By James24
I'm with Willie on this. No regrets. There's...

I'm with Willie on this. No regrets. There's plenty more kit out there if you want some more.

But as for missed boats and opportunities in life, plenty of regrets/should have done this or that...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-23-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 3,777
Posted By James24
It looks a lovely set up. I wouldn't like to put...

It looks a lovely set up. I wouldn't like to put a value on it - there are better qualified people than me here who can do that, but it is worth quite a good sum.

I wouldn't want to list it on Ebay....
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-02-2016
Replies: 99
Views: 10,923
Posted By James24
Currently a Coolpix A, after a couple of RX100s...

Currently a Coolpix A, after a couple of RX100s and a Fuji XF.

A compact for me has to take decent pictures and fit into my jeans pocket. And not be silly expensive which the Coolpix no longer is....
Forum: Nikon RF 09-10-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3,099
Posted By James24
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nikon-Rangefinder-Rectan...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nikon-Rangefinder-RectangulaLens-Hood-for-35mm-f1-8-Lens-RARE-Nippon-Kogaku-/131592558050?

US$989 for a LTM 35/1.8 hood. I've not seen one sold before.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-20-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,481
Posted By James24
Once you've got one you'll wonder how you ever...

Once you've got one you'll wonder how you ever managed without one before.
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-04-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 1,620
Posted By James24
Yes, no problem. It's a shade larger than a Sony...

Yes, no problem.

It's a shade larger than a Sony RX100.

This site is very useful :-

http://camerasize.com/
Forum: Nikon RF 02-19-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 6,864
Posted By James24
Well done! You have a nice camera there, and if...

Well done! You have a nice camera there, and if it's the one I think it is, you got a very good deal.

Although it can be tricky to find Nikon rf kit in the UK compared to the US and Japan, it's a...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-04-2015
Replies: 125
Views: 14,564
Posted By James24
No it's not. Fred is quite right. SP production...

No it's not. Fred is quite right.

SP production 22,348
S3 production 14,310 (Including 2000 Olympic versions)
(source: Rotoloni)

Total around 36,000 which is very similar to F6 production.
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-04-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 6,275
Posted By James24
I purchased a Coolpix A just recently. The price...

I purchased a Coolpix A just recently. The price swung it for me, plus familiarity with Nikon's menu layout. So far so good...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-23-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 3,116
Posted By James24
Well done! What lens are you going to buy?

Well done! What lens are you going to buy?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-22-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 3,116
Posted By James24
I bought a box and case for an M6 like the one in...

I bought a box and case for an M6 like the one in shiro_kuro's link above a few years ago on ebay and I think I paid around GB£35 for it.

That's the one you want but I see the seller doesn't ship...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-20-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 2,311
Posted By James24
I suggest you sell them separately. Assuming...

I suggest you sell them separately.

Assuming both are in good working condition with no scratches or fungus on the lens...I think an M6 goes for around GB£750-800. I sold a used Summicron v4 like...
Forum: Film vs Digital 01-13-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 9,795
Posted By James24
My post was meant to be mildly humourous and I...

My post was meant to be mildly humourous and I have no desire to go into a film/digital debate. I do still use film but not so much these days. At the end of the day use the medium you enjoy. And...
Forum: Film vs Digital 01-13-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 9,795
Posted By James24
Some fun with economics. I sold my F6 in 2009 to...

Some fun with economics.

I sold my F6 in 2009 to help fund my purchase of a D700. It got me about half way there - the F6 sold for about £850 and the D700 cost £1700.

I loved the D700 and kept it...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-12-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,725
Posted By James24
The only metered film camera for Nikon...

The only metered film camera for Nikon rangefinder lenses the Voigtlander Bessa R2S. I must admit I have never tried one nor had any desire to on account of their downright...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-03-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,140
Posted By James24
I'm still trying to find the perfect pocket...

I'm still trying to find the perfect pocket camera. I have had both the mark I and mark II versions of RX100 and both have gone. Sony menus have a lot to answer for, but I suppose if used prices are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-01-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 5,161
Posted By James24
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg62/j240354/75...

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg62/j240354/75c_zps136b5b45.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-29-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 9,587
Posted By James24
One way to make the jump easier is to think of...

One way to make the jump easier is to think of the purchase price as money reinvested rather than money spent. After all, Leicas are pretty good on the depreciation front, and sometimes, if you do it...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-06-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 14,434
Posted By James24
Here are a few photos of the CV F-S adapter. It...

Here are a few photos of the CV F-S adapter. It is shown joining an F mount 2.1/4 on a Nikon S body. The adapter - body mount is a breech lock affair, similar in operation to the Canon FD manual...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-03-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 14,434
Posted By James24
I have one. I'll put some pictures up later.

I have one. I'll put some pictures up later.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-12-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 3,697
Posted By James24
Peter Loy has one for sale. He gives some...

Peter Loy has one for sale. He gives some warranty. I have bought from him in the past and have been pleased with my purchases.


http://www.peterloy.com/stock-list.php


Other places to try would be...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-27-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 4,329
Posted By James24
Have you considered getting a used X100 from eBay...

Have you considered getting a used X100 from eBay or elsewhere? The going rate seems to be about £350-400 now. You might be able to keep your Pentaxes as well...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-06-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 9,465
Posted By James24
I had an RX100 but gave it to my son in his time...

I had an RX100 but gave it to my son in his time of need. As a stop gap, I bought a Fuji XF1 as my pocket camera, but I don't like it.

I'm not sure what my next move is, but most likely an RX100/2.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 02-06-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 10,489
Posted By James24
I have 2 of Roger's books. A Medium Format...

I have 2 of Roger's books.

A Medium Format Handbook, which I must have bought in the late 90s when I was dabbling in that format, and the much more interesting to me Rangefinder Equipment, history,...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-11-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,577
Posted By James24
It would be great if there was a solution. As far...

It would be great if there was a solution. As far as I know, there isn't.

Two alternatives that I know of - a) buy the LTM version which is quite expensive and hard to find.
...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-09-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,191
Posted By James24
Lots of threads about 50mm rear caps on RFF. Try...

Lots of threads about 50mm rear caps on RFF. Try these for...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-08-2014
Replies: 761
Views: 242,519
Posted By James24
Nice. What adapter are you using to mount your...

Nice. What adapter are you using to mount your 2.5/4 on the Sony?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-05-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 4,854
Posted By James24
There's an easy cure for GAS. Want something...

There's an easy cure for GAS. Want something badly that you can't afford. Then start saving for this item, and refuse to be distracted into buying anything else whilst saving. Perhaps something like...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-30-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,373
Posted By James24
By strange coincidence another SP with S36 has...

By strange coincidence another SP with S36 has been listed on UK ebay. I believe the photos are different to the previous ones. I've saved these to my computer should they...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-29-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 6,109
Posted By James24
I've followed this site fairly closely for a few...

I've followed this site fairly closely for a few years now and they do get a lot of it right.

They are now predicting a November 5th launch so not long to...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-27-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,373
Posted By James24
It looked genuine to me at first glance. But the...

It looked genuine to me at first glance. But the zero feedback threw up the red flags.

Where did the 'seller' get the photos from? Chances are, someone here has seen them before either on a genuine...
Forum: Digital Compacts 08-31-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 3,752
Posted By James24
Sony RX-100. Extremely good image quality and...

Sony RX-100.

Extremely good image quality and versatility and very pocketable. I gave mine to my son and miss it badly. I will have to get another - this time it will be the new mark II.
Forum: Nikon RF 08-29-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By James24
Just to add to Jim's post, RR also notes that LTM...

Just to add to Jim's post, RR also notes that LTM lenses are also intermixed in the 402xxx to 403xxx batch but there are no black LTM lenses.
Forum: Nikon RF 08-27-2013
Replies: 120
Views: 13,611
Posted By James24
Roger, the going rate for a user Nikon S2 with...

Roger, the going rate for a user Nikon S2 with 50/2 is around £350. Hardly expensive for anyone used to Leica prices.
Forum: Nikon RF 08-19-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 2,302
Posted By James24
Roland Vinck has now added Nikon rangefinder...

Roland Vinck has now added Nikon rangefinder lenses (S Mount) to his his excellent lens resource pages.

http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/lenses.html#RF-wide

There are plenty of other...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-05-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 3,754
Posted By James24
Yes you can also use AI or AIS lenses and, and as...

Yes you can also use AI or AIS lenses and, and as long as the lens has the meter coupling prong (aka rabbit ears) you will have full aperture metering just like pre AI lenses.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-20-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,449
Posted By James24
As someone who loves Leica M digital I think you...

As someone who loves Leica M digital I think you should do it! £3000 is a very good price for an ME, and you will have a transferable warranty which should give you some peace of mind.

Perhaps you...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-13-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,070
Posted By James24
I don't normally venture north of Watford but I...

I don't normally venture north of Watford but I passed through a few years ago.

http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/8267/00026a.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-12-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 3,813
Posted By James24
Nikon patents digital back for 35mm film slrs

See here

http://nikonrumors.com/2012/12/17/nikon-patents-a-digital-back-for-35mm-film-slr-cameras.aspx/


Not sure if it will come to fruition, but it would be a dream come true. Even better would...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-09-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 2,454
Posted By James24
F2s are great cameras. I bought my first one in...

F2s are great cameras. I bought my first one in 1990 and have owned around 10 over the years. I am down to 2 now - one with a DE-1 and the other with a DP-3. It's my favourite Nikon film camera - in...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-08-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 8,259
Posted By James24
Not the Rokkor but the 40mm...

Not the Rokkor but the 40mm Summicron:


http://doingphoto.wordpress.com/2012/05/14/summicron-c-changing-the-focusing-tab/

More on this...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-30-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 4,099
Posted By James24
Does anyone know if a tab can be fitted to a...

Does anyone know if a tab can be fitted to a Summicron v5? Anyone done it? Photos?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 04-30-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 5,042
Posted By James24
Lowest noted LTM number of 181311 and highest...

Lowest noted LTM number of 181311 and highest number of 182680 (both gleaned from the NHS forum threads) are 1369 apart. About 10 more numbers in between these high and low recorded. Of course there...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-28-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 5,482
Posted By James24
If you like the look of the M4 best then why...

If you like the look of the M4 best then why don't you go for it? You don't appear to need a built in meter, and M4 and M5 prices aren't much different afaics.
Forum: Nikon RF 04-28-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,203
Posted By James24
Good bit of detective work, Boris. The perils of...

Good bit of detective work, Boris. The perils of Craigslist!
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 04-27-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 7,634
Posted By James24
I like the mini finder idea fitted into the...

I like the mini finder idea fitted into the accessory shoe. I might have to try that.


But it won't make it easier to put the RX100 back in my pocket...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-16-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 3,751
Posted By James24
I wrote to Sover about this. His response was...

I wrote to Sover about this. His response was that he does also service the F and its finders (except the first Photomic TTL finder as he has no moving coil meters left). He doesn't advertise the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-04-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 3,258
Posted By James24
How did it get that way?

How did it get that way?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 04-02-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 5,042
Posted By James24
To add to the 3.5/1.8 LTM serials already noted...

To add to the 3.5/1.8 LTM serials already noted on this thread, in the link below are photos of highest so far serial number 182680 together with the extremely rare hood....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 04-01-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 5,042
Posted By James24
There is clearly much that can be added to Vinks...

There is clearly much that can be added to Vinks current information. A quick check online reveals that lens 182669 was sold at Christies in August 2000, number 181856 is currently for sale on ebay...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 04-01-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 5,042
Posted By James24
LTM 3.5/1.8 serial numbers begin with 181 and...

LTM 3.5/1.8 serial numbers begin with 181 and 182. Roland Vink has recently started to list rangefinder serial numbers on his excellent Nikon lenses site and has recorded the following numbers for...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-13-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 4,751
Posted By James24
Size matters, and I think the continuing success...

Size matters, and I think the continuing success of the Leica M brand is dependant on Leica staying true to the original dimensions of the M3. Look what happened when they went bigger in the 70s and...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-05-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,650
Posted By James24
I quite agree. I can just about tolerate the size...

I quite agree. I can just about tolerate the size increase of my M8 over a film M, but it is an unfortunate increase. The size increase of the new M may be a deal breaker for me. I will at some point...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-03-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 3,068
Posted By James24
Presumably your S3 2000 kit hasn't arrived yet?...

Presumably your S3 2000 kit hasn't arrived yet? The genuine hood should be included in the box.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 02-25-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,284
Posted By James24
Very difficult to find now for a 50/1.4. These...

Very difficult to find now for a 50/1.4. These are the usual places to look....
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-18-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2,886
Posted By James24
No I don't think so. Robert Rotoloni s book...

No I don't think so.

Robert Rotoloni s book gives quite a lot of information.

Production was in batches starting late 1957 and continued until 1965 although it slowed up during the later years....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-18-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,067
Posted By James24
They're all good. In a way. Some are more good...

They're all good. In a way. Some are more good than others of course.

Keith you need to study each model - things like framelines, build quality, reliability, whether you need a built in meter or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-15-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,568
Posted By James24
Someone who lives near should go and have a look...

Someone who lives near should go and have a look and report back on what's there.
Forum: RFF News 02-13-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 6,171
Posted By James24
Well done, Tuna. Great image. And thanks to...

Well done, Tuna. Great image.


And thanks to Stephen.
Forum: Nikon RF 02-13-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 3,341
Posted By James24
$75! People really shouldn't sell using buy it...

$75! People really shouldn't sell using buy it now unless they know what something is worth.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 710
Posted By James24
Buy a spares or repair camera or finder on ebay.

Buy a spares or repair camera or finder on ebay.
Forum: Nikon RF 02-05-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 843
Posted By James24
Thanks. He has some nice kit in his collection....

Thanks. He has some nice kit in his collection. Only 1 rangefinder though.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-04-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,917
Posted By James24
36 Kodachromes were around 30 shillings (£1.50 to...

36 Kodachromes were around 30 shillings (£1.50 to the younger generation) circa 1970.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-01-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,343
Posted By James24
Do the same exercise with lenses and, for the...

Do the same exercise with lenses and, for the most part, it'll be a very different story.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-31-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,172
Posted By James24
Thanks Vick. That's a very neat arrangement for...

Thanks Vick. That's a very neat arrangement for storing the finder. Condition looks extremely good. A comparative bargain, as you say, though it doesn't have the hood and cases!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-31-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 8,134
Posted By James24
If you really want an M3 you should settle for...

If you really want an M3 you should settle for nothing less. I can point you to an M3 priced £379 with a UK dealer if you like. No doubt they take returns if you are not satisfied for any reason.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-31-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,172
Posted By James24
I am! Don't suppose you can point me to a...

I am!

Don't suppose you can point me to a particular volume, Fred?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-30-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,172
Posted By James24
I've been trying to find out more about the LTM...

I've been trying to find out more about the LTM 5/1.1, and haven't found much. There's a bit on the Cameraquest website, an old thread on this forum, and a page in RR's book. Only 211 were made it...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-29-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,172
Posted By James24
They do sell some very nice stuff. This Nikkor...

They do sell some very nice stuff. This Nikkor 5/1.1 LTM is even more expensive. About 8 times more than a Nikon S mount one. But probably 8 times...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-27-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,663
Posted By James24
Vintage nikkor 3.5cm f2.5 and 3.5cm f3.5 can be...

Vintage nikkor 3.5cm f2.5 and 3.5cm f3.5 can be found in the US$200-300 range. Chrome ones are cheaper than black ones if you're looking for economy.

Nothing wrong with the Voigtlander option. If...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-16-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,023
Posted By James24
There's only one choice if you want faster than...

There's only one choice if you want faster than f2, and that's the excellent 35/1.8. Nikon didn't make a huge number of these so they tend to be more expensive than most S mount Nikkors but if you're...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 01-12-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 7,584
Posted By James24
1 Just the two of us 2 Levitation 3 Indecisive...

1 Just the two of us
2 Levitation
3 Indecisive moment
Forum: Nikon RF 01-12-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,293
Posted By James24
Nick, you've been time travelling. From your...

Nick, you've been time travelling.


From your blog:




:)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-11-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,598
Posted By James24
What is Malcolms turn around time like? I ask...

What is Malcolms turn around time like? I ask because I am interested in sending him something.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-10-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 929
Posted By James24
This was the one I was thinking of. There is...

This was the one I was thinking of.

There is also this one. Looks like it might be reserved.

http://www.lcegroup.co.uk/Used/Voigtlander-Bessa-R2s-c/w-50mm-f3.5-Heliar-Lens-*Reserved*_64904.html
Forum: Nikon RF 01-10-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 929
Posted By James24
I know of a UK dealer that has one, with lenses....

I know of a UK dealer that has one, with lenses.

Where do you live?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-27-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,526
Posted By James24
Whatever it is, I'm missing it too. Maybe the...

Whatever it is, I'm missing it too.

Maybe the offers made have been sensible? Like around $10?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-24-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 963
Posted By James24
Check out Jonmanjiro's definitive thread on...

Check out Jonmanjiro's definitive thread on compatibilty.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=79631
Forum: Nikon RF 12-23-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,733
Posted By James24
I'm not sure about perfect but they've been doing...

I'm not sure about perfect but they've been doing a pretty good job all these years.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-12-2012
Replies: 112
Views: 10,268
Posted By James24
http://www.xe.com/ucc/convert/?Amount=1&From=GBP&T...

http://www.xe.com/ucc/convert/?Amount=1&From=GBP&To=USD
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-11-2012
Replies: 112
Views: 10,268
Posted By James24
Well, we're all different. I like to change...

Well, we're all different.

I like to change cameras. I have worn some out/broken them but my main motivation for getting a newer one is that I enjoy doing so. It's a part of my hobby. Taking...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-11-2012
Replies: 112
Views: 10,268
Posted By James24
This reveals that you are truly fortunate. Many...

This reveals that you are truly fortunate. Many of us have to keep selling cameras (and hence are deeply concerned with their second hand values) in order to buy newer ones.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-15-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 3,101
Posted By James24
1. Yes - no restrictions for a non metered F or...

1. Yes - no restrictions for a non metered F or F2. If you wish to meter with an F Photomic or early F2 Photomic you need any lens with a coupling prong. (Later F2A and F2AS Photomics need AI or AIS...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-15-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 3,101
Posted By James24
The old pre AI vintage lenses that look right on...

The old pre AI vintage lenses that look right on an F can be got very reasonably these days. I would also suggest you start with a 50/2 HC - my copy has been with me since 1975 while a lot of other...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-14-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,613
Posted By James24
I used to have a D300s and thought it was a great...

I used to have a D300s and thought it was a great camera. Build quality, AF speed were excellent. If your friend is offering you a good deal on his D300 then I would consider it. That plus a 16-85...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-14-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 640
Posted By James24
There are still a few genuine Nikon AI rings to...

There are still a few genuine Nikon AI rings to be found out there. They are much neater than any other option.

These people list rings for some 35/1.4s - check your serial...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-13-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 3,649
Posted By James24
Plain prisms fetch high prices, not really...

Plain prisms fetch high prices, not really because they are rare but for several other reasons.

1) they don't go wrong, unlike Photomic finders
2) they are smaller and lighter and make both the F...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-13-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 3,649
Posted By James24
Get both. Better still, several copies of each.

Get both. Better still, several copies of each.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-13-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 3,152
Posted By James24
I have a pre AI one that has been converted...

I have a pre AI one that has been converted too.

Looking at the versions on Roland Vink's site (http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/lenses.html#28) they appear to be much the same. All have 9...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 11-07-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 7,344
Posted By James24
You can also check by serial...

You can also check by serial number.

http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/lenses.html#50slow
Forum: Nikon RF 10-31-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,967
Posted By James24
No, it's interesting. It got me thinking about an...

No, it's interesting. It got me thinking about an S4, and whether I should buy one. Limited availability and resultant higher prices have put me off so far.

I looked the S4 up on the head...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-23-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 4,810
Posted By James24
You should buy another if you miss it so, Roger.

You should buy another if you miss it so, Roger.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-23-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 4,810
Posted By James24
For maximum compatibility I would stick with...

For maximum compatibility I would stick with AI/AIS/AI converted lenses. Almost all of them are good. Then start with an F2AS (or unmetered F2 if that's the way you prefer to go) and add a D700 which...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 10-18-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 6,897
Posted By James24
Well done! I purchased a soft fabric drawstring...

Well done!

I purchased a soft fabric drawstring pouch (just over £1 on ebay) which gives the camera a bit of added protection without adding any bulk when in my pocket.
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 10-17-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 6,897
Posted By James24
It does in mine.

It does in mine.
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 10-15-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 4,599
Posted By James24
I have a Franiec grip on my RX-100. It is really...

I have a Franiec grip on my RX-100. It is really excellent - well made and improves the handling of the camera significantly, and importantly, doesn't make the camera feel any larger.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 10-01-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 9,183
Posted By James24
Who was the lucky winner of this auction? I was...

Who was the lucky winner of this auction? I was excluded from bidding being non US.

1957 Nikkon Camera

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261102143198?


Nikon S2 with what looks like 5cm/1.4, 35cm/3.5?,...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-27-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 8,697
Posted By James24
Well done on your purchase! Maybe a shop got the...

Well done on your purchase!

Maybe a shop got the boxes mixed up at some time.

{As an aside, here in the UK someone is offering 3 as new complete S3 2000 kits for sale as a job lot in the back pages...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-28-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,454
Posted By James24
I've never heard of a black Nikkormat FS. This...

I've never heard of a black Nikkormat FS.

This guy says they were not produced.

http://nikkorman.maconpix.com/Nikkormat_FS.htm
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-26-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,211
Posted By James24
I've had a D300 but not a D7000. The build...

I've had a D300 but not a D7000. The build quality and AF speed are the areas where the D300 wins over the D7000.

Something else you might want to consider, especially as you have manual focus...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-12-2012
Replies: 124
Views: 22,966
Posted By James24
Nothing like a photo to keep your lust well and...

Nothing like a photo to keep your lust well and truly alive, Phil. :)

http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/6838/214asmaller.jpg
Forum: Nikon RF 06-19-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,251
Posted By James24
Does your 2.8cm + Amedeo adapter work on your M9?...

Does your 2.8cm + Amedeo adapter work on your M9? I thought this was a no go combination.
Forum: Nikon RF 06-11-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 3,021
Posted By James24
I have noted 3 eBay prices in the past 3 years...

I have noted 3 eBay prices in the past 3 years in GB£. They were probably sold in US$ but converting back at GB£1 = US$1.50 the prices I have are US$4093 (2012), US$ 1965 (2011) and US$2734...
Forum: Off Topic 06-07-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 980
Posted By James24
Talk to the seller. Communication is very...

Talk to the seller. Communication is very important on eBay. Ideally, the seller should have notified you of dispatch and provided you with tracking details etc etc within a short time frame after...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-19-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,196
Posted By James24
Welcome! The S2 is a great camera. I'm sure...

Welcome!

The S2 is a great camera. I'm sure you'll be pleased with it.

As for lenses....a 50mm is perfect on it. There are no distracting framelines, and generally the focus patch is strong and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-24-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 7,127
Posted By James24
I think there still might be a genuine D700...

I think there still might be a genuine D700 replacement (mini D4 - as the D700 was to the D3) in about a years time. My D700 is doing great for now, and I'm in no rush to part with it, so will see...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-06-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 5,065
Posted By James24
This is somewhat duplication of what's already...

This is somewhat duplication of what's already been said but if you want a good 3 lens kit using 60s lenses, consider the 24/2.8, the 50/1.4 and the 105/2.5.

If you want a few more lenses, you...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-22-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,373
Posted By James24
Here's a few prices I've noted on UK eBay in the...

Here's a few prices I've noted on UK eBay in the last 12 months or so in £. I haven't kept any details on condition or functionality.

255, 349, 347, 381, 185, 160, 385


I have been intending to...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-20-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,328
Posted By James24
If brightness is key then this is probably the...

If brightness is key then this is probably the best idea.


The S3 is an alternative to the SP. Although it doesn't have framelines for 85mm, it isn't impossible to use the 105mm framelines and...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-20-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,121
Posted By James24
Do you have an established eBay ID with good...

Do you have an established eBay ID with good feedback? If so, I would auction it in lots .... perhaps sell the S2 body with one of the 50mm lenses with a start price of $900. The other 50mm lens you...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-17-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,121
Posted By James24
Your Dad had great taste! A beautiful kit. My...

Your Dad had great taste! A beautiful kit.

My understanding of your post is that your S2 is an all black body with black dials? If so it is extremely desirable especially as you say it is in perfect...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-16-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,336
Posted By James24
50mm rear...

50mm rear caps...see

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=42491

and

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=63750
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-15-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 7,623
Posted By James24
This says it all really. Very few people want...

This says it all really. Very few people want film cameras anymore. And presumably most of those who want an F6 already have one. What could they improve on an F6 to justify an F7? Not much imo.

I'd...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-15-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,428
Posted By James24
You could also consider an S mount Nikkor 5/1.4...

You could also consider an S mount Nikkor 5/1.4 with an Amedeo adapter.
Forum: Nikon RF 02-14-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,767
Posted By James24
Not easy. You might have to buy the kit, and sell...

Not easy. You might have to buy the kit, and sell off the S3 body.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-13-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 4,231
Posted By James24
I have 3 manual focus Nikkor zooms in the range...

I have 3 manual focus Nikkor zooms in the range you specify.

Nikkor 25-50/4 http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/ais2550.jpg
Nikkor 28-45/4.5 ...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-03-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,069
Posted By James24
The only solution is to buy something. Get a...

The only solution is to buy something. Get a reissue S3 and vintage SP. Or a reissue SP and a vintage S3. Or both. :)
Forum: Nikon RF 02-03-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 8,777
Posted By James24
It's great, isn't it? I guess it's self...

It's great, isn't it? I guess it's self perpetuating.... the more people post, the more more people will post. Or something like that.




True, but surely it can be a 2000 era collectible? I would...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-02-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,018
Posted By James24
Just check the usual stuff you would with any...

Just check the usual stuff you would with any camera. Nikon rangefinders are generally very reliable and don't need a lot of attention. Have a good look at the shutter curtains and film back, check...
Forum: Off Topic 02-02-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By James24
Both ways. If there's something I want I try to...

Both ways.

If there's something I want I try to get the funds together, either by selling other gear or saving, and then buy when the right camera/lens/whatever comes along.

But sometimes...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-01-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,018
Posted By James24
I'll give you the $60 for the box if you buy it....

I'll give you the $60 for the box if you buy it. :)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-31-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,901
Posted By James24
It gives an indication of how much use a camera...

It gives an indication of how much use a camera has had. A Nikon D700 with 100,000 clicks on it is probably going to show more wear everywhere else than one with 2,000 clicks on it. Not necessarily...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-25-2012
Replies: 94
Views: 5,179
Posted By James24
Nikkormat FTn with 50/2 HC Nikkor since 1975.

Nikkormat FTn with 50/2 HC Nikkor since 1975.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-17-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,769
Posted By James24
It looks nice. Looking at the spiel, my...

It looks nice. Looking at the spiel, my linguistic skills are severely challenged but I do note that a 2 year guarantee is offered. Interesting.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-16-2012
Replies: 864
Views: 148,228
Posted By James24
No such thing unfortunately. How about a 35mm...

No such thing unfortunately. How about a 35mm f1.4 AIS or a 28mm f2 AIS? The only 28mm f1.4 was an AF-D version.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-15-2012
Replies: 200
Views: 31,829
Posted By James24
It's easier (and can possibly work out cheaper)...

It's easier (and can possibly work out cheaper) to buy an F2 with a DE-1, and you can sell your spare body without a finder.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 6,476
Posted By James24
PS Anyone got a spare HN-4 they don't want? If so...

PS Anyone got a spare HN-4 they don't want? If so please contact me.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 6,476
Posted By James24
There seems to be a shortage of pictures of GN...

There seems to be a shortage of pictures of GN 45s here, so I'll try to make amends.



Lightweight D700. :)


http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/8909/light2c.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-04-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,492
Posted By James24
The 28-105 is a good lens, but its not wide...

The 28-105 is a good lens, but its not wide enough for me for general use on a DX camera, and the lens hood, if you have one, is horribly huge. I have never understood why Nikon deemed it needed to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-04-2012
Replies: 86
Views: 9,177
Posted By James24
Nice, but what I really want is a digital SP. :)

Nice, but what I really want is a digital SP. :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-28-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,116
Posted By James24
I have had similar problems. I have a late F eye...

I have had similar problems. I have a late F eye level prism (circular eyepiece) which is a very difficult fit on my 2 F bodies. Comparing it with an earlier F eye level prism, there are significant...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-27-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 3,256
Posted By James24
My D700 backup is a D300S. There is a lot of...

My D700 backup is a D300S. There is a lot of commonality between the 2 cameras, and the D300s provides extra reach with longer lenses. A used D300 can be found at reasonable prices now, if you want a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-21-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,834
Posted By James24
Good move! I have one too. It's a perfect go...

Good move! I have one too. It's a perfect go anywhere lens on a D700. Whilst still slightly on the large size, although nothing like as big as a 24-70, it balances nicely and feels like it was just...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-18-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,377
Posted By James24
Well done, Steve! Now you need to add a few more...

Well done, Steve! Now you need to add a few more lenses. And perhaps another body. Or two. :D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-14-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,853
Posted By James24
At $50, you can't go wrong, assuming it has no...

At $50, you can't go wrong, assuming it has no issues. If you choose to sell it, you should be able to make a little profit.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-13-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,673
Posted By James24
Personally I don't like the diy ai conversions on...

Personally I don't like the diy ai conversions on offer. I think they are unsightly bodges on classic lenses. I used to have several pre ai lenses. When I wanted to get them ai'd I bought a few...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-13-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 5,590
Posted By James24
I am one of the minority who prefer the F2. I...

I am one of the minority who prefer the F2. I feel that the improvements - more rounded edges, 1/2000 speed, better metered finders, better placed shutter release, better mirror lock, better opening...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-13-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 4,007
Posted By James24
I replaced the FTn finders with eye level finders...

I replaced the FTn finders with eye level finders on my 2 Fs a few years ago now. The FTn meters were no longer any good and I didn't think they were worth fixing. A decent hand held meter is a much...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-14-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,524
Posted By James24
From Rotoloni's book, S2 production started at...

From Rotoloni's book, S2 production started at number 6135001 and went to 6198375. Your camera is roughly in the middle of that, and given that the S2 was made between December 1954 and June 1958,...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-16-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,847
Posted By James24
I started with a Nikkormat and then got an...

I started with a Nikkormat and then got an F....then in a blink 30 years have gone by, and I've had a load of the SLR kit, but along comes the internet and I find these neat Nikon rangefinder things...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-25-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 5,921
Posted By James24
http://www.antiquecameras.net/35summicronmlenses.h...

http://www.antiquecameras.net/35summicronmlenses.html
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-25-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 5,921
Posted By James24
Serial numbers are probably the best way for you...

Serial numbers are probably the best way for you to tell the different versions apart to start with, until you get to know the different shapes and designs of each version. I have a v4 and think it's...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-10-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 4,237
Posted By James24
Richard de Stoutz probabaly has more Fs than any...

Richard de Stoutz probabaly has more Fs than any of us. Probably more than all of us put together. :)

http://www.destoutz.ch/nikon-f.html


Check out this...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-08-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 4,464
Posted By James24
I agree with Nate. I'd quite confidently say this...

I agree with Nate. I'd quite confidently say this was a genuine deal. There are quite a few sellers who will sell items for less than their true value on eBay, either because they don't know what...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-07-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 4,237
Posted By James24
They don't break. :D [ps I have 2 Fs, down...

They don't break. :D



[ps I have 2 Fs, down from 3 recently. I bought my first, a chrome one, in 1977. It has had 2 Photomic finders in its time, and now has an eye level finder fitted. The other...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-04-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,642
Posted By James24
Um, yes that's me. I didn't realise you were you!...

Um, yes that's me. I didn't realise you were you! :)
Forum: Nikon RF 05-01-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,642
Posted By James24
It went to France, so if you helped with the...

It went to France, so if you helped with the sale, many thanks!
Forum: Nikon RF 05-01-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,642
Posted By James24
I recently sold a chrome S2 with 5cm f2 for £350...

I recently sold a chrome S2 with 5cm f2 for £350 (US$585).

It's a popular combination, especially for people looking to try out Nikon rangefinders for the first time.
Forum: Nikon RF 04-24-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 12,126
Posted By James24
Welcome to the club! You just need a few more...

Welcome to the club! You just need a few more lenses. And maybe an SP. And.....:D
Forum: Nikon RF 04-17-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2,631
Posted By James24
Yes, quite rare. According to Mr Rotoloni, only...

Yes, quite rare. According to Mr Rotoloni, only around 1100 black S2s were made out of a total production of 56,000 S2s.

Here's another black one for sale. It looks...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-15-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2,631
Posted By James24
Wouldn't it be great if Nikon made a black S2...

Wouldn't it be great if Nikon made a black S2 reissue....some with black dial, some with chrome. The stuff of dreams!
Forum: Nikon RF 04-14-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 3,394
Posted By James24
3? In one day? I know all about lens lust but...

3? In one day? I know all about lens lust but isn't that a bit on the extreme side?

But hey, just do it and have fun! Which lenses?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-04-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 709
Posted By James24
If you want to shift it quickly, for a good...

If you want to shift it quickly, for a good price, ebay is your best bet. You can check completed listings to get an idea of what your kit will make. Just describe it accurately, especially things...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-29-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 3,523
Posted By James24
It was...

It was $6135

http://cgi.ebay.com/Nikon-SP-Limited-RF-w-5-New-Lenses-2005-Rangefinder-/220739584971
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-29-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,563
Posted By James24
I sold mine about 18 months ago to help fund a...

I sold mine about 18 months ago to help fund a D700. It's a lovely camera, but used, it's around 6 times the price of a used F100, which I have now, and is nearly as good.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-22-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,066
Posted By James24
You can get the real deal for $10 (or less - the...

You can get the real deal for $10 (or less - the seller might take an...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-18-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,642
Posted By James24
I bought a nice black dial last year. If I was...

I bought a nice black dial last year. If I was starting again, I wouldn't bother with a chrome dial S2 as the black dial is so much better looking. But, I imagine, like most entrants to the Nikon...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-18-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,642
Posted By James24
I'm sure it'll sell, eventually. Like Fred says,...

I'm sure it'll sell, eventually. Like Fred says, these are strange times.

Also, I think being in Europe doesn't help when it comes to Nikon RF kit. There are very few buyers over here, and US buyers...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-16-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 3,936
Posted By James24
This one looks pretty...

This one looks pretty rare.

http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/1661/73158156.jpg



It made US$281. Anybody here claim it? :)

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230595484267
Forum: Off Topic 03-04-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 793
Posted By James24
In theory you only need 2 bidders, of course. In...

In theory you only need 2 bidders, of course. In practice, perhaps 15 watchers might be enough to be confident of a good sale. Only a handful will actually bid; others are just interested, perhaps...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-04-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,828
Posted By James24
Well spotted! Private individuals can compete...

Well spotted!
Private individuals can compete with dealers on eBay. We don't have to make a profit.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-28-2011
Replies: 87
Views: 9,590
Posted By James24
The auction ended yesterday, and now this listing...

The auction ended yesterday, and now this listing appears in the UK. I await possible explanations with interest....
Forum: Nikon RF 02-27-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 3,936
Posted By James24
Jan, consider yourself duly proposed, seconded,...

Jan, consider yourself duly proposed, seconded, and elected as Nikon Rangefinder Brochure Scanning Coordinator. :D
Forum: Nikon RF 02-25-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 3,936
Posted By James24
Well, I assumed there wasn't much Nikon...

Well, I assumed there wasn't much Nikon rangefinder literature to be had. Clearly, I was wrong. I've never seen anything about Fred's This is Nippon Kogaku before for starters.

Steve, I look...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-23-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,203
Posted By James24
You should be able to fit a prong, either this...

You should be able to fit a prong, either this one or something like it, to your 50/1.8.

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Nikon-28mm-f-2-Ai-AiS-meter-collar-coupling-/280616373777

Or, for not a lot more,...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-23-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 3,936
Posted By James24
Nikon RF Brochures on eBay

I am interested in Nikon rangefinder brochures, and I was particularly interested in these, which I hadn't seen before, when they showed on eBay this week. The $49.99 start price was indicative of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-19-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 2,991
Posted By James24
I use a 24-85 AF-S G when I want cheap and light...

I use a 24-85 AF-S G when I want cheap and light on my D700. I paid £100 for it (about 1/2 the going rate) because it had taken a knock on the front, but it works perfectly. I had a 28-105, which is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-16-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 4,225
Posted By James24
Just to throw a spanner in the works I had an M2...

Just to throw a spanner in the works I had an M2 but sold it to buy an M6 which I much prefer. It's not just about the meter for me, although that helps. It's several things I think.......the feeling...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-09-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,078
Posted By James24
It's back again. This time at £1300. And there...

It's back again. This time at £1300. And there are more than 10 available!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NIKON-RANGEFINDER-SP-BODY-NIKKOR-N-f-5-cm-LENS-/200574776394

I have reported it to ebay.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-04-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,310
Posted By James24
You can also check out eBay completed listings...

You can also check out eBay completed listings and online dealers..........and of course, the RFF Classifieds. You'll soon get a feel for what you need to pay for each model.
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