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Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Day Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 699
Posted By Rob-F
I think that must have been the reason for...

I think that must have been the reason for developing the special 60mm Biogon. Its wide-normal angle of coverage apparently enabled them to shoot without critical aiming. After all, the Hasselblad...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Day Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By Rob-F
The first one I tried was photoshop elements. I...

The first one I tried was photoshop elements. I liked it for being able to correct perspective--converging verticals. I liked it for a few other things too, like cloning to remove unwanted areas...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Day Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By Rob-F
Also, when deciding between two diopters, when...

Also, when deciding between two diopters, when one is a little too weak and the other is a little too strong, I have found that the slightly higher negative power is better. The slightly lower one...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Day Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By Rob-F
Nikon does work the finder's optical power into...

Nikon does work the finder's optical power into their correction lenses. The intention is for us to simply buy the lens that matches our prescription, and not worry about compensating for the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Day Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By Rob-F
The best diopter lens power may or may not be...

The best diopter lens power may or may not be exactly the same as one's eyeglass prescription. Many of us have both near- or far-sightedness, which calls for a spherical correction; and astigmatism,...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By Rob-F
Yes, I was aware of those. But most of the time...

Yes, I was aware of those. But most of the time I don't want that magnification, though. If I did, I would probably get one to try out.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By Rob-F
Well, sure; but at longer distances, say five or...

Well, sure; but at longer distances, say five or six feet to infinity, the framelines in my M2, for example, have always been close enough to what I got in the picture, that I never even so much as...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By Rob-F
Chinese Leica M Diopters?

I ran across two diopter lenses for Leica M. The first one is Chinese, and is very interesting, since it comes in half-diopter increments, which I don't believe are available from...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 679
Posted By Rob-F
Some IIIc have additional bearings, others not. ...

Some IIIc have additional bearings, others not. My service tech told me that one of mine does have them. I believe it is one of the later production. It's a stepper.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 3 Days Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 912
Posted By Rob-F
Actually, the smallest and lightest digital with...

Actually, the smallest and lightest digital with a fast 50mm equivalent, that I know of, is my Leica/Panasonic D-Lux 6. it is a zoom with f/1.4.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,753
Posted By Rob-F
I know that feeling!

I know that feeling!
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 3 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By Rob-F
So dialing up the ISO isn't likely to result in a...

So dialing up the ISO isn't likely to result in a very accurate meter, then. Best to send it in.

Got it!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,753
Posted By Rob-F
I don't think it says, "Leica." It looks like...

I don't think it says, "Leica." It looks like "Light Lens Lab" on my screen.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 3 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By Rob-F
Then I think I might send mine in. It's the...

Then I think I might send mine in. It's the averaging mode that I wanted it for. I wonder if it would give reliable readings if I just set it 2/3 stop ISO number higher?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By Rob-F
And I concur. For shooting at greater than...

And I concur. For shooting at greater than minimum focus distance, My M2, M4-P, and M5 framelines are very accurate. Not so, my M6, M6TTL, M7, or MP. They are sized for the minimum distance. And...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 3 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By Rob-F
Playing With A Spectra Combi II

So I have this Spectra Combi II meter, designed for cinematographers, and it's really neat. It takes incident light readings and reflected light readings. OK, that's not new, my Gossen Luna-Pro...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 699
Posted By Rob-F
I agree, the likelihood of the moon camera...

I agree, the likelihood of the moon camera jamming is negligible. In addition to what has already been mentioned, each camera was fitted with either a 60mm Biogon or a 100mm Planar, so there was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 699
Posted By Rob-F
No film backs, though! I have always wanted one...

No film backs, though!

I have always wanted one of those. I'd love to have it with that special 60mm Biogon! They didn't need the Distagon, since no mirror clearance is needed (no mirror). So...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 6 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 536
Posted By Rob-F
How much of the finder gets replaced? Just the...

How much of the finder gets replaced? Just the framelines, or can it be set up with a whole .58 MP finder?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 6 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 536
Posted By Rob-F
Did any of the three say why they can't? Is it...

Did any of the three say why they can't? Is it lack of parts?

I agree with filmtwit: I would call Sherry.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 129
Views: 2,359
Posted By Rob-F
+1 to that. If it had meter display that is much...

+1 to that. If it had meter display that is much better than the "+/-" of the F3, I'm sure I'd buy it. An analog meter needle is my preference. Exposure is an analog phenomenon, so for me, an...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By Rob-F
For "Germany" to be missing is not a problem. I...

For "Germany" to be missing is not a problem. I have a IIIc that has it, and another one that doesn't. My II does not have it, either. But I don't know why auf and zu are missing.

I don't believe...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,053
Posted By Rob-F
Fuji X20 or Leicasonic D-Lux 6. One or the other...

Fuji X20 or Leicasonic D-Lux 6. One or the other is usually along even when I have the M9 or D700 with me.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 1,984
Posted By Rob-F
I have one in the basement someplace.

I have one in the basement someplace.
Forum: Optics Theory - 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By Rob-F
I think the Leica M models present the image to...

I think the Leica M models present the image to the eye at a constant 1 meter, independent of the distance to the subject.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By Rob-F
Great catch! It really works!

Great catch! It really works!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 2,062
Posted By Rob-F
No, I meant horizontal, because when comparing...

No, I meant horizontal, because when comparing formats, in general, I use the horizontal dimension (some folks would rather compare the diagonal of two disparate formats Not I). I think my remarks...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 661
Posted By Rob-F
What a creative thread, Peter! You are...

What a creative thread, Peter! You are impressive!
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 771
Posted By Rob-F
Original X100 user here. Even though I may bring...

Original X100 user here. Even though I may bring Leicas, Nikons, and Hasselblads on a photo trip, my X100 will always go along. I love this camera for its viewfinder as well as the image quality. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 573
Posted By Rob-F
Thanks, Chris!

Thanks, Chris!
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 573
Posted By Rob-F
What's the difference between a Luna-Pro, and a...

What's the difference between a Luna-Pro, and a Luna-6?
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 495
Views: 146,844
Posted By Rob-F
Yes the M2 has the 0.72 finder

Yes the M2 has the 0.72 finder
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 130
Views: 33,602
Posted By Rob-F
I have: 21/4 LTM 25/4 LTM 28/3.5 LTM 35/2.5...

I have:
21/4 LTM
25/4 LTM
28/3.5 LTM
35/2.5 LTM
40/1.4 M

I can't speak for the ones I don't have, but I'm very happy with the performance of the ones I do own. I'd rather the 25/4 be rangefinder...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By Rob-F
And I bought a BP .58 MP just about that long...

And I bought a BP .58 MP just about that long ago, with no issues at all. The brass is just recently starting to show at the edges. And I bought my M2 about 1960. The bright-line frames are not as...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 2,825
Posted By Rob-F
It's perfectly awful!

It's perfectly awful!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,056
Posted By Rob-F
I use the Color Skopar with complete...

I use the Color Skopar with complete satisfaction. It's small enough and fast enough for me, and the performance is all I need or want for my Barnacks.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,602
Posted By Rob-F
Actually, yes. I agree with that.

Actually, yes. I agree with that.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,602
Posted By Rob-F
I checked the currency converter. At this moment...

I checked the currency converter. At this moment 700 British pounds converts to $892.00. I agree with Beemermark: not worth it. I bought an M4P in practically like-new condition from a Japanese...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,451
Posted By Rob-F
Yes it would be an improvement to accept larger...

Yes it would be an improvement to accept larger files. It would make it easier and better.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 661
Posted By Rob-F
Definitely looks real, but note Eric's remarks: ...

Definitely looks real, but note Eric's remarks: It's not 100% original. I'm sure it's no Russian fake, though.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 2,062
Posted By Rob-F
When I compare the coverage of two formats, I go...

When I compare the coverage of two formats, I go by the horizontal coverage. So for example from 6 x 6 SWC to 35mm cropped square, we need to use the short (24mm) dimension: (24/54)38mm = 16.9mm. ...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 560
Posted By Rob-F
This is a good point. The Leica techs I have...

This is a good point. The Leica techs I have used (DAG, Sherry,) have returned to me any parts they replaced, such as rewind knobs, shutter curtains, etc.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,423
Posted By Rob-F
I use the V1 28mm Summicron and see no reason to...

I use the V1 28mm Summicron and see no reason to change. The hood is a bit bulky, but it seems to me that a screw-in hood would have to be round, and therefore less effective. Some say you don't...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 2,541
Posted By Rob-F
Yep. I had the 75/1.4 Summilux. It calls for an...

Yep. I had the 75/1.4 Summilux. It calls for an M3 that has been optimized for the lens. You send them in together to get the focus calibrated. But then you have a great lens!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,144
Posted By Rob-F
Not a bad price. But the ZI is discontinued. I...

Not a bad price. But the ZI is discontinued. I would be concerned about parts availability now. I did want one for a while, though. I didn't see one for a reasonable price, and eventually the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 708
Posted By Rob-F
I use a Premier electric print dryer. The print...

I use a Premier electric print dryer. The print is forced against a curved metal surface by a tightly stretched canvas. It holds two 11 x 14 prints at a time. It forces the print into a slight...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 851
Posted By Rob-F
I crop my slide film shots in-camera to emulate...

I crop my slide film shots in-camera to emulate the look of wide-screen motion pictures. I mark safe-area lines for a 2:1 aspect ratio with pencil lines on the focusing screen. I use only Nikons...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 977
Posted By Rob-F
Which Leica techs have their own "L" seal? I...

Which Leica techs have their own "L" seal?

I bought an M5 a few years ago with an intact "L" seal. No idea whether it might have been serviced by someone who had an "L" seal, or by Leica, although...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 108
Views: 2,666
Posted By Rob-F
This makes perfect sense and is helpful.

This makes perfect sense and is helpful.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 3,319
Posted By Rob-F
I can live with the tighter 35mm frameline on my...

I can live with the tighter 35mm frameline on my M6, M7, and MP. It's the ridiculously tight 50mm frameline that bothers me! I keep an M5 around just to have a Leica that has both an accurate 50mm...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 3,319
Posted By Rob-F
OK, but if the M3 had been good enough, the M2...

OK, but if the M3 had been good enough, the M2 would not have been needed. (Just kidding; we all know they serve different purposes!)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 163
Views: 5,071
Posted By Rob-F
I think I'd like a digital camera in a size and...

I think I'd like a digital camera in a size and shape similar to the Minox B. That would be a pocketable digital! No place for an LCD screen of course, so no chimping! But I think it would be fun.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 995
Posted By Rob-F
Got a picture of it?

Got a picture of it?
Forum: Photo Software 06-08-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,964
Posted By Rob-F
Well, I have it alive and well on three computers.

Well, I have it alive and well on three computers.
Forum: Photo Software 06-08-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,964
Posted By Rob-F
Chris, you did't mention Aperture. Don't you...

Chris, you did't mention Aperture. Don't you like Aperture? I have Lightroom, but after trying it I went back to Aperture. It's so intuitive, and I can use it without frustration!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-07-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,483
Posted By Rob-F
The hood seems to me to be lined up properly. I...

The hood seems to me to be lined up properly. I think it may be the curve in the top plate that makes it seem crooked. But the bottom edge of the hood looks parallel to the bottom plate. So I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 697
Posted By Rob-F
Two reviewers I like are Bjorn Rorslett and Ken...

Two reviewers I like are Bjorn Rorslett and Ken Rockwell. I like the way their websites are organized, and I like their comments. Some time ago, photo.net didn't allow the posting of links to the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-02-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 513
Posted By Rob-F
This looks like the right thing to explore. What...

This looks like the right thing to explore. What is it about them you don't like? Something about their functionality? Their appearance?

if you are going to do much printing, I think you will...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-01-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 544
Posted By Rob-F
You could put the paper directly on the baseboard...

You could put the paper directly on the baseboard without an easel. Just mark the baseboard to show where the corners go. Use a little tape if needed to keep the paper flat.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 724
Posted By Rob-F
Sunny 16 for me, at this latitude, is actually...

Sunny 16 for me, at this latitude, is actually often about Sunny 11 and 2/3. With the shutter at 1/500, it would be 1/500 at 11 and 1/3. And for those of us who often shoot Tri-X at EI 320, then...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,319
Posted By Rob-F
Some"Best" Leicas from my personal...

Some"Best" Leicas from my personal experience:

M2: 35mm Summilux, Summicron, or Summaron; any 50mm; 90mm Elmarit (or Elmar)
M3: 50mm Noctilux, 75mm Summilux plus external finder; 90mm Summicron;...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,319
Posted By Rob-F
I had that concern when I first got my M5, but in...

I had that concern when I first got my M5, but in actual use I find it to be not a problem. The M5 seems to be the only way to get a properly sized 50mm frameline together with a built-in meter.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-30-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By Rob-F
I don't think the M6 grip weighs enough to solve...

I don't think the M6 grip weighs enough to solve the problem. I have a walking stick with a tripod screw that allows it to be a lightweight monopod. I have used it with the telescoping stick...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-30-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By Rob-F
You might want to check your link. I don't think...

You might want to check your link. I don't think it goes to a picture of a rangefinder patch.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-29-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By Rob-F
I'd keep it and let one of the Leica techs, such...

I'd keep it and let one of the Leica techs, such as Youxin Ye, clean and check it when it's convenient for you. Can you get a partial refund if you check with the seller? Much less rouble than...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-27-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 869
Posted By Rob-F
You wouldn't say that if you try the 75mm...

You wouldn't say that if you try the 75mm Summicron! The image quality is stunning!

Leica was encouraged to go ahead with the 75mm Summicron after a number of us voiced our wish for it at the LHSA...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-25-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By Rob-F
I think it would just be a matter of whether the...

I think it would just be a matter of whether the LED emits about the same spectrum as an incandescent. I notice that different LEDs differ in their spectral output. Some are "daylight" while others...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-25-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,470
Posted By Rob-F
This pretty much says it all. I prefer the...

This pretty much says it all. I prefer the metering display of the M6TTL over the classic. I like that center dot. However the ability of the eye and brain to set the exposure to perfectly balance...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-25-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 869
Posted By Rob-F
It might make sense to remove the 135mm...

It might make sense to remove the 135mm framelines, if they bother you, since you use a 35mm lens and the 135 lines appear in the same view as the 35mm. But why bother removing the 90mm lines when...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-25-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 2,825
Posted By Rob-F
No, Thank you, I'll pass.

No, Thank you, I'll pass.
Forum: RFF News 05-22-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 721
Posted By Rob-F
Yep, that helps a lot! Thanks, David!

Yep, that helps a lot! Thanks, David!
Forum: RFF News 05-22-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 721
Posted By Rob-F
Can't say I've ever heard of a Foca, either. ...

Can't say I've ever heard of a Foca, either. Guess I don't keep up any more. I'll take a look.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-21-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,275
Posted By Rob-F
You mean I can't bring my Miranda with 50mm f/1.8...

You mean I can't bring my Miranda with 50mm f/1.8 Auto Miranda lens? I'm not going.
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-20-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,091
Posted By Rob-F
They must have modified the original IIIc top...

They must have modified the original IIIc top plate, since it has the step. In that case it could be the correct original serial number. And then they could have added the bump--which looks like...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-20-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By Rob-F
What is Venmo? How is it ok for them to demand...

What is Venmo?

How is it ok for them to demand my SSN when it has to be removed from drivers licenses and other non-social security related things? As a health care professional, I can't use a...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 05-19-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,058
Posted By Rob-F
That's how I feel. I've been very happy with my...

That's how I feel. I've been very happy with my D700. Except for trying a different lens every so often, I'm staying with the D700. And I keep a D300 around for the crop factor, which I find...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-19-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By Rob-F
Here's the deal. From time to time PayPal asks...

Here's the deal. From time to time PayPal asks for our social security number. I've never provided it, because it's non of their business. It says right on my Social Security card that it is to be...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-15-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 450
Posted By Rob-F
The good old Domke F-5XB would work just fine for...

The good old Domke F-5XB would work just fine for this.
Forum: Photo Software 05-15-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,034
Posted By Rob-F
I just use my Photoshop Elements once in a while....

I just use my Photoshop Elements once in a while. But I mainly rely on Aperture. I just use PSE when I want to do a perspective correction, since Aperture doesn't have that. Phooey on paying for a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-15-2019
Replies: 699
Views: 78,587
Posted By Rob-F
Oh, it isn't very far from screwing down fully. ...

Oh, it isn't very far from screwing down fully. It's a very subtle difference, and not important. I did put the 386 on my Amazon list for future refence, though!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-14-2019
Replies: 699
Views: 78,587
Posted By Rob-F
The CRIS adapter works in my M5. The cover...

The CRIS adapter works in my M5. The cover doesn't screw down fully, but close enough. I agree the alkaline cells are not ideal. But when Sherry does a conversion to 1.5 volts, she supplies an...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-14-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,413
Posted By Rob-F
Very Interesting and puzzling! And fun!

Very Interesting and puzzling! And fun!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-13-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By Rob-F
For me, getting extra frames creates a storage...

For me, getting extra frames creates a storage problem. I use the archival plastic sleeves. I prefer the ones that hold seven strips of five frames each. So if I shoot 36 pictures, I wind up with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By Rob-F
Is it playing? The trailer said "In select...

Is it playing? The trailer said "In select theaters April 19.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-10-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 7,718
Posted By Rob-F
NYC, about 1970 or 71. Leica M2, 50mm...

NYC, about 1970 or 71. Leica M2, 50mm Collapsible Summicron, wide open.

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/11787/U11787I1424045533.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-10-2019
Replies: 823
Views: 161,743
Posted By Rob-F
It shouldn't be that hard: couldn't Cosina buy...

It shouldn't be that hard: couldn't Cosina buy the rights to the Epson RD1? And maybe resize the sensor so the crop factor won't be quite so severe? You know, maybe reduce the crop factor to 1.33?...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-10-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,016
Posted By Rob-F
I know, but filter, shmilter! I stick a clear...

I know, but filter, shmilter! I stick a clear UVa in the hood and forget about it. It's still a nice small lens for the street. At first I was put off by the dismal performance wide open. But who...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-09-2019
Replies: 823
Views: 161,743
Posted By Rob-F
I'd like an SLR with a moderately panoramic 24 x...

I'd like an SLR with a moderately panoramic 24 x 54mm aperture. The normal lens should be 35mm. I would use it for panoramic slides in the Hasselblad projector; and B&W negatives as well. I like...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,136
Posted By Rob-F
I still feel bad about having tossed, around 1963...

I still feel bad about having tossed, around 1963 or so, a Kodachrome-X slide I took of a rusty 50 gallon drum in the Nevada desert. I took it with my M2 and 90mm Elmarit (I still have those). It...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,016
Posted By Rob-F
Noctilux 50 f/1. Heavy and pointless.

Noctilux 50 f/1. Heavy and pointless.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,016
Posted By Rob-F
Yep. Me, too. I've had two Rollei T, and a 2.8...

Yep. Me, too. I've had two Rollei T, and a 2.8 something or other with Planar lens. Mantle Queens. I have always preferred my Hasselblad.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-08-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 590
Posted By Rob-F
When writers get writer's block, sometimes they...

When writers get writer's block, sometimes they are advised to write about having writer's block. I wonder: Might it be possible to photograph about having photographer's block?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-05-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 233
Posted By Rob-F
This is a very fine lens, I bought one new...

This is a very fine lens, I bought one new around maybe 1962 or so, and I still have mine. It is so sharp I can only take full advantage of it by having the camera on a tripod. When mine needs...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-05-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By Rob-F
I'm not aware of Luigi making a case of the type...

I'm not aware of Luigi making a case of the type the OP wants. But there are original Leica cases, in reasonable condition, on eBay from time to time.
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-02-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By Rob-F
I see nothing suspicious. Definitely a Leica,...

I see nothing suspicious. Definitely a Leica, and I have no reason to suspect the German Air Force engraving was added later. Not hat I would want one, since it has unpleasant associations.
Forum: RFF News 05-02-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,621
Posted By Rob-F
And Tom Ambrahamsson

And Tom Ambrahamsson
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 817
Posted By Rob-F
interesting read. The take away here seems to be...

interesting read. The take away here seems to be that photography is at its best when the photographic process doesn't intrude too much--isn't too obvious. Shallow DOF, fisheye lenses, extreme...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-30-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By Rob-F
Can't see my payPal balance.

All I can see on my Paypal account page is an offer to click on a button that will allegedly get me a sum of money to spend. I don't want it, and can't get rid of it to get back to my usual account...
Forum: Travel 04-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,063
Posted By Rob-F
Well, for me, there would have to be a 35mm lens,...

Well, for me, there would have to be a 35mm lens, no matter what else did or did not go. But I could never go with such small outfit! For me, the minimalist kit would be 24/35/50/75 with probably...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-29-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 994
Posted By Rob-F
I might like an edition that meant something to...

I might like an edition that meant something to me, like an LHSA edition, or an anniversary one. But Hermes would mean nothing to me.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-29-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,811
Posted By Rob-F
"Miltown" sounds like it could be a community...

"Miltown" sounds like it could be a community based on a sawmill! And a town where not too much else happens . . .
Forum: RFF Polls 04-29-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,973
Posted By Rob-F
Something my poll doesn't accurately measure is...

Something my poll doesn't accurately measure is the age distribution of people interested in, or practicing, photography. Instead, it measures the age distribution of people who want to talk about...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-29-2019
Replies: 880
Views: 186,708
Posted By Rob-F
Some years ago I concluded that the least change...

Some years ago I concluded that the least change in printing time that made any difference I could detect was fifteen percent. That's with Ilford Multigrade paper, and (usually) LPD developer. I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-28-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 809
Posted By Rob-F
This issue pops up from time to time. Someone...

This issue pops up from time to time. Someone who had this problem of the lens not seating on one of their bodies concluded that it was due to manufacturing tolerances. Apparently the camera's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-27-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,811
Posted By Rob-F
Yep, "Those were the days, my friends, we thought...

Yep, "Those were the days, my friends, we thought they'd never end . . ."
(Song on the radio in the 1960's. What was her name? Mary Hopkin?)
Yes, that was it. Mary Hopkin.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-27-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,086
Posted By Rob-F
All these points can be useful; but I didn't...

All these points can be useful; but I didn't understand what is "Don’t". Is it a typo, or just something I'm not familiar with? :confused:
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-27-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 329
Posted By Rob-F
Door hinge sounds like a good possibility. I...

Door hinge sounds like a good possibility. I think I would load a roll and tape over the hinge, and shoot a test roll.
I think a missing screw in the camera, probably in the bottom, might be a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-27-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 363
Posted By Rob-F
Hi, MigMug, and Welcome! I wonder: Does the...

Hi, MigMug, and Welcome! I wonder: Does the camera have film. in it? If it's at the end of the roll, that might cause the advance to appear jammed, and might even explain the hung mirror (not sure...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-19-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 4,454
Posted By Rob-F
I most often use a 35mm lens. I've had my 35/2.8...

I most often use a 35mm lens. I've had my 35/2.8 Summaron for almost 60 years, and I like it as much as ever. Since then I've added Summicrons, Summilux, and recently the c Biogon. But I like the...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 04-18-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 948
Posted By Rob-F
I thought reverse electroplating was used for...

I thought reverse electroplating was used for removal of plating.
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-17-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 815
Posted By Rob-F
In the f/2 shots of the bookcase, I picked the...

In the f/2 shots of the bookcase, I picked the Summicron for contrast and sharpness.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-17-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,086
Posted By Rob-F
I agree that it's best to use a meter, for...

I agree that it's best to use a meter, for consistent results. And it's best to "dial in" the film and developer combination by either shooting test rolls, or else at least keeping notes on...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-17-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,994
Posted By Rob-F
They probably shouldn't call it "Mint." I don't...

They probably shouldn't call it "Mint." I don't think the word should be used with any repaint, let alone one of that color! If it's repainted, then it isn't the way it left the factory, so how can...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-15-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,839
Posted By Rob-F
Remarkable shots, every one. I'm very glad we...

Remarkable shots, every one. I'm very glad we have them. It's been years since I broke down, but I was crying when the news came on CNN yesterday.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-14-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By Rob-F
On the very first shot, I think it is not only...

On the very first shot, I think it is not only capping but I believe some bounce is evident at the extreme right edge.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By Rob-F
If that's the choice I would go with the white...

If that's the choice I would go with the white exterior and thicker walls. The silvered interior would reflect heat energy and retain heat inside, which is not what your want. The white exterior...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-13-2019
Replies: 2,528
Views: 621,530
Posted By Rob-F
Nice shot, Helen. BTW, if your last post...

Nice shot, Helen. BTW, if your last post included a photo, it didn't come through. I'm seeing only a blue question mark. The one in the post just before it is very evocative!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,470
Posted By Rob-F
I've been happy with Agx imaging in Sault Set....

I've been happy with Agx imaging in Sault Set. Marie, Michigan for E6.

I think what we may be seeing, with the recent increase in film use and processing, is that trends tend not to continue...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-11-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 15,763
Posted By Rob-F
We've lost Tom A. and then Roger in a short time....

We've lost Tom A. and then Roger in a short time. I'm doubly sad.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-11-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,450
Posted By Rob-F
Yep. I think that would bother me.

Yep. I think that would bother me.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-10-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,450
Posted By Rob-F
Pretty strong opinion there, Peterm1. I like my...

Pretty strong opinion there, Peterm1. I like my M9. Sometimes I miss my m8.2, but my lenses are not coded, and the m9 lets me dial them in manually.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-09-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,182
Posted By Rob-F
I think of a camera as the photographer's violin....

I think of a camera as the photographer's violin. And while some believe that Stradivarius is "the best," others know that some players (Sarah Chang, for example) must use a Guarnari Del Gesu,...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 04-08-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 519
Posted By Rob-F
I've been doing this for years with my Nikons. I...

I've been doing this for years with my Nikons. I use a millimeter rule to mark off the location of the safe area lines I draw on the finder screen with a soft lead pencil. I favor a 2:1 aspect...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 11,513
Posted By Rob-F
All things in moderation. Carrying only one lens...

All things in moderation. Carrying only one lens is to go to one extreme. A dozen lenses, that's the other extreme. Three or four lenses, that's probably about optimum.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-04-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By Rob-F
I would have to think that too, except that if it...

I would have to think that too, except that if it works correctly on the M262, then that argues against there being anything wrong with the lens. And I'm stuck as to what could be going on. My 90mm...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-02-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 15,763
Posted By Rob-F
Very sorry to hear this. I've always enjoyed...

Very sorry to hear this. I've always enjoyed Roger's posts. I will miss him. I had hoped to meet him one day.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-02-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 24,773
Posted By Rob-F
I see definite "3D pop" in this shot, as well as...

I see definite "3D pop" in this shot, as well as most others shots by Yokosuka Mike! I know it's partly due to mike's composition, placing the "popped" subject very close to the camera; but when 3D...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-31-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,994
Posted By Rob-F
Did you say sunglasses? I'd need bomb goggles.

Did you say sunglasses? I'd need bomb goggles.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 2,042
Posted By Rob-F
A Hasselblad SWC with a somewhat wider lens, say...

A Hasselblad SWC with a somewhat wider lens, say about 32mm, with a horizontal angle of view equal to the 21mm on 135 format. and a special film back with 2:1 aspect ratio, 27 x 54mm.

Maybe better...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 2,042
Posted By Rob-F
Well, that's pretty much the original MP. With a...

Well, that's pretty much the original MP. With a manual resetting frame counter, it is the MP.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By Rob-F
Thanks for the heads-up! Can't wait till it...

Thanks for the heads-up! Can't wait till it comes out!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 925
Posted By Rob-F
Ken, there are three 35-70mm R lenses. There is...

Ken, there are three 35-70mm R lenses. There is a Vario-Elmar-R f/3.5; a Vario-Elmar-R f/4; and a Vario-Elmarit-R ASPH f/2.8. Are you interested in a particular one? I have all the Erwin Puts...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-20-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 4,031
Posted By Rob-F
That's terrible! And very good.

That's terrible! And very good.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-19-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By Rob-F
I tried the CV 15mm, but I seem to prefer my 15mm...

I tried the CV 15mm, but I seem to prefer my 15mm and 18mm Nikkors on an SLR or DSLR because it's easier for me to see the foreground to background relationship in the reflex finder. The rangefinder...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-19-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 701
Posted By Rob-F
I was shocked to see that price! But can you get...

I was shocked to see that price! But can you get out of that $120 estimate fee?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-18-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,434
Posted By Rob-F
I get the romance feeling when I use my M2 that I...

I get the romance feeling when I use my M2 that I bought new around 1960 or so! And with my M5, too; though that was a rather more recent acquisition!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-18-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,434
Posted By Rob-F
I've owned the M3 twice. Never really bonded...

I've owned the M3 twice. Never really bonded with them, although my second M3, with CLA by Sherry Krauter, had the smoothest shutter release imaginable. Presently I have M2, M4P, M5, M6, M7, and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-18-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By Rob-F
Since 30g : 300g is a 1:10 ratio, and 11g : 111g...

Since 30g : 300g is a 1:10 ratio, and 11g : 111g is also a 1 : 10 ratio, it seems that one of the 111g part B should be enough.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-18-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By Rob-F
So the Zeiss Ikon was built by Cosina, then? I...

So the Zeiss Ikon was built by Cosina, then? I guess that should be obvious, but somehow I never put it together. That would seem to bode well for repairs and support.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-16-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 610
Posted By Rob-F
Film isn't cheap these days. Does it really pay...

Film isn't cheap these days. Does it really pay to sacrifice a roll of good film to see if outdated developer is any good? Or is it better to put the price of a test roll toward a fresh bottle of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-14-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,320
Posted By Rob-F
I was disappointed that these two films were...

I was disappointed that these two films were discontinued, and doubly disappointed about losing Plus-X. I'll take this opportunity to encourage Kodak to re-introduce Plus-X. I'll buy it, and I'll...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-13-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,252
Posted By Rob-F
You might think it's a Wollensak, but it's really...

You might think it's a Wollensak, but it's really vinyl.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-13-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By Rob-F
I think if you keep applying the chemicals...

I think if you keep applying the chemicals continuously and generously, it ought to work. Or maybe you could maybe use a half-inch deep amount of chemical in the bathtub.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-13-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,252
Posted By Rob-F
The Noctilux was one small stop for a lens, one...

The Noctilux was one small stop for a lens, one giant leap for optical engineers.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,252
Posted By Rob-F
There's so much Hypo about this, it's time for a...

There's so much Hypo about this, it's time for a restrainer. The hypo needs to come out in the wash.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,252
Posted By Rob-F
Fuji's price increase goes against the grain. I...

Fuji's price increase goes against the grain. I see a certain resentment has developed.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,252
Posted By Rob-F
We can ILFORD to lose any more film products than...

We can ILFORD to lose any more film products than we already have.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,252
Posted By Rob-F
IKON-Top-plate many more clever puns!

IKON-Top-plate many more clever puns!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-12-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,489
Posted By Rob-F
It sure looks nice, though! Really nice!

It sure looks nice, though! Really nice!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-12-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By Rob-F
What's RTFMed?

What's RTFMed?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-12-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 599
Posted By Rob-F
I like that inline ball valve! Intended for...

I like that inline ball valve! Intended for beer, no less!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-12-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By Rob-F
Why this difference? Did the Summaron have...

Why this difference? Did the Summaron have higher transmission? I suppose it could, since it has fewer elements; though probably not that much difference. The Distagon looks the most saturated on...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-12-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By Rob-F
I guess a small enclosed box with a 25 or 40W...

I guess a small enclosed box with a 25 or 40W incandescent bulb could be a good inexpensive dry box. I imagine the bulb to be at the bottom, and the camera gear high enough above to avoid excessive...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-12-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 960
Posted By Rob-F
Yes, that might be a better idea than the M9. ...

Yes, that might be a better idea than the M9. While the M10 is still in the "if you have to ask" price range, the M240 might be within the OP's budget. But I think it's even bulkier than the M9,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-12-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By Rob-F
It would probably help if you said which camera...

It would probably help if you said which camera and lens you have. It sounds like the rangefinder could be drifting out of calibration, as if an internal adjustment is loose. But are you always...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-11-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 960
Posted By Rob-F
Then again, does it really have to be an M10 to...

Then again, does it really have to be an M10 to get you into a digital Leica M? A nice M9 (with the sensor replaced/upgraded--that's essential) is still a fine camera. It's a little thicker than...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-11-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By Rob-F
I don't think it sounds paranoid, Dante. I do...

I don't think it sounds paranoid, Dante. I do think you are doing the right thing, with the silica gel and anti-fungal cartridge. I did try the silica gel in a plastic bag approach once for an...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-10-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 280
Posted By Rob-F
Is the white dot visible on both the body and the...

Is the white dot visible on both the body and the back?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-10-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 936
Posted By Rob-F
Bill, thanks for reminding us to review our...

Bill, thanks for reminding us to review our storage and update where needed! I do keep an external disk drive on the iMac, and a smaller one for one of my MacBooks, but they are getting old, and I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-09-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By Rob-F
You must be almost as bored as I am, waiting for...

You must be almost as bored as I am, waiting for better weather. :rolleyes:

I have found it helpful to shift my attention to something else until the urgency goes into remission! ;)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-08-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 728
Posted By Rob-F
Great tripod except for one thing. I had one and...

Great tripod except for one thing. I had one and sold it because every time I handled it, my hands were black with the aluminum oxide that rubbed off. There is a black version, though, that I think...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 03-08-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,149
Posted By Rob-F
Hi Robert, I have not personally had any SD cards...

Hi Robert, I have not personally had any SD cards go bad on me, as far as storing and retrieving info. I do have one SD card--just one--that got a little roughed up from frequently being pulled out...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-07-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,973
Posted By Rob-F
Oh, OK, English is not your first language. I...

Oh, OK, English is not your first language. I hadn't considered that possibility! Well, welcome to RFF!
Forum: RFF Polls 03-07-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,973
Posted By Rob-F
Just curious: You were not an English major, I...

Just curious: You were not an English major, I perceive? :D
I can't be sure, but was it your point to say you don't think much of our forum? :)
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-06-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 599
Posted By Rob-F
What a coincidence. I have one, too. Mine is...

What a coincidence. I have one, too. Mine is just for prints up to 11 x 14, though. And I need to replace my tubing and the thing that connects to the faucet. You haven't by any chance researched...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-05-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By Rob-F
Well, that might not help. Chrome is harder than...

Well, that might not help. Chrome is harder than brass so it ought to cause wear of the brass fitting, not prevent it. To avoid wear, the other material would need to be at least three Rockwell ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-05-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By Rob-F
After 20 minutes of shooting in the cold, I...

After 20 minutes of shooting in the cold, I prevent M6 meter failure by slipping into a Starbucks for 40 minutes. Works every time! :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-05-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By Rob-F
Well, I am aware that some M4-ps have the...

Well, I am aware that some M4-ps have the full-size framelines, and some have the reduced size. But I don't know how or when that happened.
Thanks for the reply!
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-05-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By Rob-F
I remember camera 35! I had a subscription...

I remember camera 35! I had a subscription myself. Good magazine. I concur, it was later than 1963, probably in the 70's.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-05-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By Rob-F
Are those M4-2 framelines the same size as your...

Are those M4-2 framelines the same size as your original M2 framelines, or are they smaller, like the ones in an M6?

My M2 also has those little lines. At an LHSA annual you can turn your Leica in...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-04-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By Rob-F
You can also press the adapter flat against one...

You can also press the adapter flat against one of those flat rubber pads many of us have in a kitchen drawer, meant for jar lids. Just press hard and flat and twist. They usually have enough grip...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-04-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 2,541
Posted By Rob-F
Maybe a toothbrush, probably used dry to avoid...

Maybe a toothbrush, probably used dry to avoid getting any liquids into the lens?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-03-2019
Replies: 947
Views: 187,796
Posted By Rob-F
Nice Shot, Doug, of one of my favorite spots in...

Nice Shot, Doug, of one of my favorite spots in the world!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-03-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 2,541
Posted By Rob-F
Maybe CV will introduce some new focal lengths...

Maybe CV will introduce some new focal lengths for Leica M. A 17mm, 18mm or 19mm f/4.5 would give alternatives to present choices. Not that we've never seen these focal lengths before, just not in...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-02-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 413
Posted By Rob-F
I concur with that advice!

I concur with that advice!
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-01-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,361
Posted By Rob-F
It all comes down to the same old truism: With a...

It all comes down to the same old truism: With a bigger fancier camera you might get a technically better photo; but whether it's a better picture depends on the photographer.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-01-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,818
Posted By Rob-F
If I were thinking of getting an M240, I believe...

If I were thinking of getting an M240, I believe the greater size and weight that has been reported might be the issue for me. But as I'm a wide-angle kind of guy (mostly), a .68 finder is OK with...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-28-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,818
Posted By Rob-F
I had an M8.2 and I can't figure out what you...

I had an M8.2 and I can't figure out what you mean by "pokey viewfinder." Also I didn't happen to notice a poor dynamic range (not saying it isn't). I did find the color was excellent--vivid and...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-28-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,027
Posted By Rob-F
More about cropping the pano image out of the...

More about cropping the pano image out of the 35mm frame: I use my Nikon SLRs for this. I take the focusing screen out of the camera, and with it on a lightbox, I draw pencil lines on it to mark my...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-28-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 633
Posted By Rob-F
The main advantage of the collapsible Summicron...

The main advantage of the collapsible Summicron is that it is one stop faster than the 2.8 Elmar. It will also hold up better into the edges and corners than the 2.8 Elmar, at f/2.8 and f/4. ...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-28-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,027
Posted By Rob-F
But more seriously, you said you just need web...

But more seriously, you said you just need web quality. So why not just use a wide-angle lens on a 35mm camera, and crop to desired ratio? That's what I'll be doing now. I have had the XPAN, more...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-28-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,027
Posted By Rob-F
Here's a panoramic camera I'd like! (But can't...

Here's a panoramic camera I'd like! (But can't afford the film)

http://www.widescreenmuseum.com/widescreen/three-eyes.jpg

The Cinerama Camera!
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-28-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 974
Posted By Rob-F
Yes, but we've always been able to set that...

Yes, but we've always been able to set that minimum. Using the established feature, we can set the low limit for auto-acceptance of an offer; and another, lower limit, below which offers are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-28-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 950
Posted By Rob-F
Well, PayPal is requesting (demanding?) that we...

Well, PayPal is requesting (demanding?) that we "confirm identity" directly on my PayPal page. It says to do this if I like buying things or sending money from my PayPal account.

So something's up!
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 02-28-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By Rob-F
I haven't heard of IBIS. I'll have to look into...

I haven't heard of IBIS. I'll have to look into it. I do know that Steadicam makes a small model for use with small cameras.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-27-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 3,114
Posted By Rob-F
Rolleiflex T with the 75mm Tessar is a really...

Rolleiflex T with the 75mm Tessar is a really nice camera, and not too expensive.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 974
Posted By Rob-F
Seems to be the case. They seem to prefer to get...

Seems to be the case. They seem to prefer to get things sold quickly, and for less if necessary, even though it reduces eBay's share of the sale.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-27-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,818
Posted By Rob-F
I don't have an M240, but several here at RFF who...

I don't have an M240, but several here at RFF who have had an M240 call it their workhorse camera, free of problems.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 950
Posted By Rob-F
I don't know how to check the link, but the email...

I don't know how to check the link, but the email is from [email protected]>
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 950
Posted By Rob-F
The request for information showed up in my...

The request for information showed up in my PayPal account. They want date of birth, social, and last four of social. But social security numbers are not supposed to be used for other purposes. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 950
Posted By Rob-F
It's directed to my email account, using my email...

It's directed to my email account, using my email address. It's a really elaborate layout. Someone who knew what they were doing, went to a lot of trouble. But so far, no one else on RFF is saying...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 974
Posted By Rob-F
But since I have the "Best Offer" option...

But since I have the "Best Offer" option activated, all the buyer has to do is, well, make an offer! :bang:
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 950
Posted By Rob-F
Is this PayPal email legit?

I got an email, ostensibly from PayPal, saying "Confirm your identity" by clicking a button, by March 18, or my my PayPal balance will be whisked away and sequestered someplace until I do confirm my...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-27-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 870
Posted By Rob-F
Ansel Adams wrote that "The moon is at daylight...

Ansel Adams wrote that "The moon is at daylight intensity." So you would think that Sunny 16 would apply. And yet, "Moon 4" apparently works for the moon (Raid, et. al.), while Richard G points out...
Forum: RFF News 02-26-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,790
Posted By Rob-F
Well, I think Fuji's plan is an Aberration, and a...

Well, I think Fuji's plan is an Aberration, and a Distortion of proper marketing. They are Exposing themselves to criticism, and their thinking is Underdeveloped. I think they should Rewind. If...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 974
Posted By Rob-F
Peter, and Corran, what you are both referring to...

Peter, and Corran, what you are both referring to is the tried and true Best Offer as it has always been. I'm fine with that. But this is different! It's one thing for the seller to allow the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 974
Posted By Rob-F
Strange New eBay "feature"

I've got three items up for sale on eBay. When I checked to see how they were doing, there were a big blue box by two of my listings, that read "SEND OFFER." I thought that must mean that...
Forum: RFF News 02-26-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,790
Posted By Rob-F
Well, this is bound to help Ektachrome sales,...

Well, this is bound to help Ektachrome sales, then, if you can't get Velvia or Provia. Good for Kodak. I do prefer the Fuji colors, though.
Forum: RFF News 02-26-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,790
Posted By Rob-F
Maybe they will announce that the March sales...

Maybe they will announce that the March sales were so good, they don't need to raise the price.
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