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Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-07-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 811
Posted By Noserider
Yeah I see a few differences as well. Looks like...

Yeah I see a few differences as well. Looks like a couple of small production changes to those now stepped doublets; perhaps a slightly revised internal barrel could hold that group to a higher...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-03-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 811
Posted By Noserider
Possible just exterior; the original Nokton 35mm...

Possible just exterior; the original Nokton 35mm f/1.4 MC had an 8/6 formula and a quite good lens for the day; the one I used mostly matched the V.3 cron I have from 1.8 on. I thought of it as...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-16-2019
Replies: 372
Views: 40,113
Posted By Noserider
Just to bring forward a point I might have made...

Just to bring forward a point I might have made in the past regarding this lens;

My guess is that Zeiss/Cosina threw all the optical tricks in the book at this lens for optimum performance on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-15-2019
Replies: 102
Views: 2,848
Posted By Noserider
HA yeah well referring to Terry will not result...

HA yeah well referring to Terry will not result in more modeling bookings these days..

But as to the OP premise yes there are plenty of these types of film AF SLRs that are around. What I like about...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-14-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 382
Posted By Noserider
Save yourself the trouble and just spring for the...

Save yourself the trouble and just spring for the Versalab. I used to STRUGGLE with alignment issues at every darkroom I used especially at the newspaper darkroom with 3 enlargers all different! The...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-08-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 695
Posted By Noserider
A little polish with car care products such as an...

A little polish with car care products such as an aluminum polish will clean up the silver legs. The bonus nice part about the silver ones when polished is all the extra flare your Buddys will have...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-20-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 3,715
Posted By Noserider
mmm I've long thought of the fun lenses to shoot...

mmm I've long thought of the fun lenses to shoot on an F6....AF-S 200mm f/2....58mm f/1.4....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,298
Posted By Noserider
Nice to see more people getting on the Plus-X...

Nice to see more people getting on the Plus-X revival. If we keep talking about it maybe they will listen.
Wide latitude not T-grain 'the best of the traditional Kodak Look' emulsion in a 125 or 100...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-09-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,530
Posted By Noserider
Yep had this problem a few times. The fix...

Yep had this problem a few times. The fix described is a good place to start; a lever on the bottom has another small lever that has a thin spring and that spring is just off its proper positions....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-28-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 2,288
Posted By Noserider
yeah I never came across that with FP4 perhaps it...

yeah I never came across that with FP4 perhaps it was older film and/or humidity post exposure.

As for Acros yes I had a good run wonderful film I used it from the very start when Fuji introduced it...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-30-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 897
Posted By Noserider
I can confirm that the Mamiya TLR 135mm is a...

I can confirm that the Mamiya TLR 135mm is a worthy and obtainable option. Close focus built in.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-18-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By Noserider
I am quite pleased with my 7A and at that reduced...

I am quite pleased with my 7A and at that reduced price it is a very good deal. Not quite the equal of my pre-asph 'Cron but perhaps about 80-85% of the performance.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-05-2018
Replies: 99
Views: 8,521
Posted By Noserider
Very interesting lens! I have been quite...

Very interesting lens! I have been quite surprised with my copy of the 7artisans 35mm f/2 especially in direct comparison to my 'Cron pre-asph so I am keenly interested in this new 28mm.

I am...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-05-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 572
Posted By Noserider
'bump'. I figure it was a aftermarket solution...

'bump'.
I figure it was a aftermarket solution for the Leica shooters who resisted the introduction of the Rapid Load feature of the M4 over the M3
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-04-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 572
Posted By Noserider
Curious about M4 unusual mod

Hi folks got a fun question for the worldwide Leica community since I've never encountered this before. I recently got a very well used M4 (a pushover for strays HA) which came with an M3 baseplate....
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-31-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,780
Posted By Noserider
The new NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S

Whoa! Anyone see what Nikon has stuffed into the new 50 1.8? Even at list price that a lot of juicy optical bits for the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-20-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 2,080
Posted By Noserider
A quote from Gerald Koch on APUG; Grant Haist a...

A quote from Gerald Koch on APUG;

Grant Haist a Kodak, engineer, who was THE authority on monobaths, the wrote the book The Monobath Manual came to the conclusion that they were a waste of time and...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-19-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 8,396
Posted By Noserider
to the OP; what you are looking for and at with...

to the OP; what you are looking for and at with regards as to your idea of 'pop' is under corrected spherical aberrations. Yes I totally agree medium format would be your best option in film for this...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-17-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 8,396
Posted By Noserider
Yes a lovely bit of conversation where we all can...

Yes a lovely bit of conversation where we all can learn something and have some fun.
That said to the OP
Well buddy if you certainly enjoy your AF-D Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 knock yourself out; however...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-14-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,665
Posted By Noserider
Yep great information from Mr Crawford. The...

Yep great information from Mr Crawford. The advancements of film technology meant that the films had less tendency for emulsion swelling which meant there was little penalty for processing quicker at...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-12-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,665
Posted By Noserider
Here is the Kodak tech sheet; there is lots and...

Here is the Kodak tech sheet; there is lots and lots of pertinent information including comprehensive times for temps up to 85F. When I used a lot of this great film in 1990's for low light sports I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-09-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,249
Posted By Noserider
Must try in Microdol-X! I know you have some lol!

Must try in Microdol-X! I know you have some lol!
Forum: Nikon RF 05-18-2018
Replies: 110
Views: 16,713
Posted By Noserider
Nothing better in this world than split grade...

Nothing better in this world than split grade gelatin silver prints on ADOX MCC 110.

....other than toned in T-8!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 970
Posted By Noserider
I have used "original" and "official" versions of...

I have used "original" and "official" versions of Rodinal and mixed my own using recipes and doing massive testing and for *nearly ALL* photographers they are equal and can be used interchangeably....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-22-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,718
Posted By Noserider
Photo Engineer got the formula ingredients from...

Photo Engineer got the formula ingredients from the creator of Microdol-X and I was one of the original voices to release the secret X. One life goal checked off
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-18-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By Noserider
Yeah that was a nice bonus article on TMY; having...

Yeah that was a nice bonus article on TMY; having been a regular shooter during this time I can assure you the TMY emulsion has changed more than once.

That lovely photo posted reminds me that very...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-15-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By Noserider
Also on page 56 by the redoubtable Schawalberb...

Also on page 56 by the redoubtable Schawalberb...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-14-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By Noserider
Jan/1988 It starts on Page 68

Jan/1988 It starts on Page 68
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-14-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By Noserider
Original TMZ

Just stumbled upon the original Kodak TMZ article where Pop Photo had pre-production rolls to shoot an enjoyable read....
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 02-17-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,913
Posted By Noserider
Yes I have long wished for a above water solution...

Yes I have long wished for a above water solution for the Nikonos 28mm; I am under the impression that the underwater correction is provided from the ground front glass so by removing it would...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-29-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,227
Posted By Noserider
For sure Dektol or D-72 1:1 6 min at 68 F. Max...

For sure Dektol or D-72 1:1 6 min at 68 F. Max grain with good tonality.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-11-2018
Replies: 383
Views: 35,028
Posted By Noserider
What I find interesting about this lens in the...

What I find interesting about this lens in the marketplace is the confirmation of the good idea to somehow make a decent fun lens at reasonable price point. There was no doubt in my mind when it was...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-01-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,476
Posted By Noserider
In that condition?! Depends on who put that many...

In that condition?! Depends on who put that many rolls thru it.
If the shooter was famous it would probably be worth much more.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-29-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,146
Posted By Noserider
I'd have a go at it; the thermostat is probably a...

I'd have a go at it; the thermostat is probably a commercial part. It would depend on how easy it is to get to the part you need to exchange and hope you can track a suitable replacement.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-30-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,385
Posted By Noserider
I don't know I've been stuck in the adobe...

I don't know I've been stuck in the adobe universe wormhole with LR CC
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-30-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,385
Posted By Noserider
Thank you for posting this. I had to bump to HS...

Thank you for posting this. I had to bump to HS for Final Cut Pro X work and since I follow RF forums WAY more than any apple forums I got the patch quickly. Another update was also posted.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-28-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 772
Posted By Noserider
Also try the Goodwill and Salvation Army sites as...

Also try the Goodwill and Salvation Army sites as well as larger older photo retailers. As far as I know they did make this lens both versions in AR mount but yes they seem to have evaporated. Good...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-09-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 1,794
Posted By Noserider
You may want to make an effort to try a roll of...

You may want to make an effort to try a roll of E-6 slide film with it before you let it go; As I recall this lens was designed pre-digital when most Leica Pros most likely shot slide film. I recall...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-06-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 1,794
Posted By Noserider
You may also have to make an adjustment for...

You may also have to make an adjustment for certain lenses; the old Kodak Developing wheel used to have compensation based on flare levels when made with un coated, single and multicoated lenses. it...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-08-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,286
Posted By Noserider
Yes. I've shot my two N and N.C Ai'd 28mm f/2's...

Yes.
I've shot my two N and N.C Ai'd 28mm f/2's for at least 15+ years most of them at weddings. I've long gravitated to the 28mm focal length even though I shoot much wider and much tighter; I like...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-31-2017
Replies: 68
Views: 2,532
Posted By Noserider
I'll forward my coffee fueled opinion and state...

I'll forward my coffee fueled opinion and state that you should go with your mentioned thoughts and at least try the Nikon F3 route. If you want to alter the lens mix from more classical Nikon MF...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-10-2017
Replies: 383
Views: 35,028
Posted By Noserider
Following this thread with interest. I think they...

Following this thread with interest.
I think they will make money with this lens. They most likely are going to make a large amount certainly more than every other brand and they might be able to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-06-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 2,107
Posted By Noserider
Well my direct links to the individual stories...

Well my direct links to the individual stories get redirected to the general 100th anniversary site so I think that is all we can get. All searches within Nikon sites show no pages as well....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-06-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 2,107
Posted By Noserider
Nikon Thousand and One Nights GONE!

Seems Nikon is celebrating their 100th anniversary by eliminating their fine series about Nikkor lenses "Thousand and One Nights".
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-08-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 943
Posted By Noserider
I would agree with Ronald M and at least do some...

I would agree with Ronald M and at least do some rolls in D-76 1:1 a true standard classic. I had a large donated batch of early 1980's Plus-X in 120 PXP and it seemed best with older classic MQ...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-10-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2,055
Posted By Noserider
Doran used to make the best unit; fully sealed so...

Doran used to make the best unit; fully sealed so could be immersed and a very fine temperature control. I used them for many years for the color processing of wire services film under deadline; very...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-09-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 7,360
Posted By Noserider
I just ordered one chrome and one black as back...

I just ordered one chrome and one black as back up; good to hear they will live on.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-06-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 50,132
Posted By Noserider
My deepest condolences to his family; we are...

My deepest condolences to his family; we are blessed in RFForum to have access to his Leica wisdom as well as his wonderful little releases. I will treasure mine..
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-30-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,022
Posted By Noserider
With Perceptol 1:0 you will have some speed loss...

With Perceptol 1:0 you will have some speed loss if you shot it at 25 ISO. To keep the speed with a modest boost in grain use Perceptol 1:1 although as most will tell you the grain boost will be very...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-09-2016
Replies: 86
Views: 7,002
Posted By Noserider
Ok yes some working pro's did go to the FM/FE...

Ok yes some working pro's did go to the FM/FE chassis for the faster top shutter speed and mostly for the faster flash sync speed. I know I had and shot an FM2n for that reason; a regular quicky way...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-16-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,215
Posted By Noserider
I'm not totally certain but I think that might be...

I'm not totally certain but I think that might be a sealed group of two elements?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-16-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 847
Posted By Noserider
Most likely not a build-up from parts, the F3H...

Most likely not a build-up from parts, the F3H uses a non-movings pellicle mirror assembly and you shoot thru the mirror losing 1/3 stop of light. Access to the proper parts and assembly would be...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-09-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 847
Posted By Noserider
Yes low price but no matched motor drive which is...

Yes low price but no matched motor drive which is probably why. And yes very high serial number I thought they only made 500.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-30-2016
Replies: 85
Views: 7,504
Posted By Noserider
Well let me the first to offer the best advice...

Well let me the first to offer the best advice since this is RangeFinder Forum that the Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 would be the very best lens to get for all your intended uses. Oh and does anyone...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-26-2016
Replies: 85
Views: 7,504
Posted By Noserider
And now on the top of RF Forum topic list is...

And now on the top of RF Forum topic list is Tri-x Discontinued. Cant wait until Google Bots get ahold of this....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-26-2016
Replies: 85
Views: 7,504
Posted By Noserider
Smell that? that there be sarcasm wafting from...

Smell that? that there be sarcasm wafting from those of us curmudgeons that have heard a version of this for as long as film has been around. Its not in true anger but in playful jest. Enjoy your...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-26-2016
Replies: 85
Views: 7,504
Posted By Noserider
Thats as crazy as the rumor that Fuji would...

Thats as crazy as the rumor that Fuji would discontinue its popular 400 speed black and white film...wait...bad example.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-12-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,036
Posted By Noserider
i actually like Microphen although I've not used...

i actually like Microphen although I've not used it in many years. I used to use it with HP5+ and I did the re-use and and add 10-15% per 4 rolls and it worked well; nice tone and a punchy look to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-10-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 2,279
Posted By Noserider
Yep Cal and even with my angst about Fuji the...

Yep Cal and even with my angst about Fuji the reciprocity of low/no light Acros is amazing. I have one more Diafine pack to use and I will short list Acros to use with it thanks for the heads up...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-07-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 2,279
Posted By Noserider
Ha! This conversation keeps coming back. As far...

Ha! This conversation keeps coming back. As far as what I've seen with how Fuji handles the end of a product is to make one final giant run and then just keep packaging it out until "before the last...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-29-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 4,617
Posted By Noserider
Well then your extra assignment for that is...

Well then your extra assignment for that is comparing FP4 AND Tmax100 in Perceptol 1:0
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-29-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 4,617
Posted By Noserider
Again; here's the deal; When you use X film in Y...

Again; here's the deal; When you use X film in Y developer; it will look like X film in Y developer. Trying to make X film look like K film when using Y developer just means it now looks like

X film...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-29-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 4,617
Posted By Noserider
Yes we understand the question!!! You don't seem...

Yes we understand the question!!!
You don't seem to understand the answer.
Like I said! TMax100 (a commonly found film) and Perceptol 1:0 (an Ilford version of Micrdol-X again very commonly found)...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-27-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 4,617
Posted By Noserider
See this is the challenge: Plus-X looked a...

See this is the challenge: Plus-X looked a certain way yet like all films was flexible in how that look came about with different developers and dilutions.
The films today have their own Look and of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 4,617
Posted By Noserider
Plus-X is and will be my first pick for a...

Plus-X is and will be my first pick for a resurrected emulsion.
FP4 is a wonderful film unique from Plus-X yet close.
TMax100 in Perceptol 1:0 is very close.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 09-25-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,394
Posted By Noserider
Been to Guam this year; brought a Nikonos for...

Been to Guam this year; brought a Nikonos for water sports shooting and an M4 with Summicron 35; I couldn't find my Olympus XA in time to take with me but I wish I had it; the humidity and rain made...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-19-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 4,975
Posted By Noserider
Even more evidence that Fuji was *totally* right...

Even more evidence that Fuji was *totally* right in their assessment that the market doesn't need FP-100C due to low demand
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-04-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 6,338
Posted By Noserider
is the wide spacing consistent width and in the...

is the wide spacing consistent width and in the same spot of the roll (as in the start or end of the roll).
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-18-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 2,336
Posted By Noserider
Very nice; this lens is one of my favorites in a...

Very nice; this lens is one of my favorites in a P&S camera and I have probably around 4-6 sitting around in broken cameras. I'd be interested in seeing if anyone has the gumption to make a CNC mount...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-16-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 5,871
Posted By Noserider
I actually like my 135mm very much. It makes a...

I actually like my 135mm very much. It makes a wonderful proportion when doing mid-thigh to head plus space portraits; has a nice bokeh even at higher f/stops; I mostly F/11 for landscapes and...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 07-13-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 3,650
Posted By Noserider
What I've done since the 1980's as news and then...

What I've done since the 1980's as news and then wedding shooter/processing is use the less expensive stainless tanks from various asian suppliers but use them with the Kindermannn Lids instead. They...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-26-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 4,253
Posted By Noserider
Presspass reply is correct. "The generally...

Presspass reply is correct.

"The generally accepted rule is to use no more replenisher than the volume of the processing tank you're replenishing. If you run a 1 gallon line use no more than 1...
Forum: Digital: Medium & Larger Format 06-23-2016
Replies: 124
Views: 10,557
Posted By Noserider
Yeah not that impressed with that 90mm f/4.5;...

Yeah not that impressed with that 90mm f/4.5; consider that Rollei had/has the 110mm/2 Zeiss with between the lens shutter (something not able to do with the mirrored Hassie FE lens) as well as the...
Forum: Digital: Medium & Larger Format 06-22-2016
Replies: 124
Views: 10,557
Posted By Noserider
My thoughts; 2 cents and grain of salt...

My thoughts; 2 cents and grain of salt etc...

Looks like the Rollei PQ-S technology finally got used/updated (making the leaf shutter go to 1/2000) although the narrow throat makes for fast lens...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 05-25-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 12,422
Posted By Noserider
Yes the AF-Niikor 28mm was a stinker. The old H...

Yes the AF-Niikor 28mm was a stinker. The old H or H.C 28mm f/3.5 has a certain charm; I've never pursued the 'improved' version but the old one looks good filtered in bright light.
In complete...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-16-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 3,976
Posted By Noserider
Yeah like narsuitus my newspaper time was always...

Yeah like narsuitus my newspaper time was always walk out of the house with a wide, tele and maybe normal lens and always spare film. Most daily assignments wouldn't require a full kit but I found...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-08-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 3,976
Posted By Noserider
Ive always felt that rather than a zoom a 135/180...

Ive always felt that rather than a zoom a 135/180 prime is a better way to Learn how to shoot longer lenses. These days many 135's are very inexpensive especially the usually optically excellent...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-08-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 3,976
Posted By Noserider
Well I'll give a different point of view as my...

Well I'll give a different point of view as my time as a news photographer as well as extensive sports shooting such as surfing.
Learning to use a longer focal length require not just the gear but...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-01-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 2,057
Posted By Noserider
Comparing the original Nikon part list between...

Comparing the original Nikon part list between the P and the T they are internally very similar but not exact. If you need the full functionality of the F3 then get the T. If you like the feature...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-20-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 16,233
Posted By Noserider
Now thats a fun idea; bring back a dual layer...

Now thats a fun idea; bring back a dual layer verichrome type mid speed. In 220!
Don't get me started like over on APUG!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-18-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 16,233
Posted By Noserider
For all we know they could have had the emulsion...

For all we know they could have had the emulsion nearly completely mixed and ready to pour on the substrate but just needed a buyer of the master roll; which is what Bellamy *could* have done....
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 03-14-2016
Replies: 158
Views: 17,867
Posted By Noserider
Kodak still makes Tri-x and Tmax 400. Fuji Killed...

Kodak still makes Tri-x and Tmax 400. Fuji Killed Neopan 400 with no replacement.
I'd say my Fuji glasses are closer to *** stained rather than Rose colored.
You can go ahead and use whats left but...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 03-14-2016
Replies: 158
Views: 17,867
Posted By Noserider
All those films listed Fuji will kill, and more...

All those films listed Fuji will kill, and more likely they are all dead since they've most likely already made the master rolls and will just spend the next years slitting and packaging.
Especially...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-11-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 4,617
Posted By Noserider
Fuji logic; every pack sells but of course its...

Fuji logic; every pack sells but of course its discontinued because of reduced demand.

F**K FUJI

Boycott Fuji products
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 03-11-2016
Replies: 158
Views: 17,867
Posted By Noserider
Fuji is following the pattern they established...

Fuji is following the pattern they established decades ago. They end production and only announce the discontinuation of the product well after so there is no chance of the product returning. They...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-29-2016
Replies: 158
Views: 17,867
Posted By Noserider
Oh don't tell me that Fuji Could Not make money...

Oh don't tell me that Fuji Could Not make money from continuing FP-100c. They'll sell every single pack they make.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-29-2016
Replies: 158
Views: 17,867
Posted By Noserider
RANT MODE..................Freaking FUJI. Now;...

RANT MODE..................Freaking FUJI. Now; just *after raising prices, announces the discontinuing of FP-100c. SO everyone who wants the last of it will pay that *extra* amount to fuji; who,...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-23-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 20,472
Posted By Noserider
There you go; the repair sticker inside indicates...

There you go; the repair sticker inside indicates a Nikon servicing so most likely the top left body casing was replaced with new higher serial number.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-05-2016
Replies: 0
Views: 751
Posted By Noserider
Leica Repair Training?

Asking for a young buddy who is showing early skill and more importantly a lot of interest in mechanical camera repair. Does Leica offer any repair training for M cameras at the factory? He's young...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 01-26-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,628
Posted By Noserider
Tom I've also pondered such thoughts especially...

Tom I've also pondered such thoughts especially with my knowledge of surfboards. And not just M top caps.
Forum: Lomography 01-21-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 30,844
Posted By Noserider
Didn't Dante Stella point out that Russian LTM...

Didn't Dante Stella point out that Russian LTM lenses have a slight difference in the helicoid which results in consistent focus errors because the helicoid is based on the Contax rather than the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-14-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,081
Posted By Noserider
I was a working regular news shooter during the...

I was a working regular news shooter during the era when this was used alongside the Nikon F4s and F3's with MD-4's that I used. We all used to swap cameras, try a roll or two with a buddy. This...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-14-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 5,087
Posted By Noserider
A 21 summicron would be a nice lens. 75 Summilux...

A 21 summicron would be a nice lens. 75 Summilux is inevitable at some point.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-14-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 5,087
Posted By Noserider
I still can't figure out if this is just new...

I still can't figure out if this is just new cosmetics or an actual adjustment of the optical formula. SO FAR they look the same on the optical arrangement....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-14-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Posted By Noserider
Ha found them; they sure buried them in the...

Ha found them; they sure buried them in the website.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-14-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Posted By Noserider
Very interested if these are recomputed (the 28/2...

Very interested if these are recomputed (the 28/2 says it is) especially the 35mmf/2. Can anyone find the optical formula diagrams?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-11-2016
Replies: 78
Views: 8,001
Posted By Noserider
A minor correction; the Tmax line of black and...

A minor correction; the Tmax line of black and white films came out in more like 1986-87 not 1982; that was the announcement of the T-grains used in VR1000 that made higher speed film almost...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-09-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 3,652
Posted By Noserider
F3P's were coveted by the guys who knew what they...

F3P's were coveted by the guys who knew what they were. 283's almost vertical orange and 5.6 on Tri-X, flash locked at X; this was a hold out from the 80's until the SB-24 and F4 combo took over....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-05-2016
Replies: 78
Views: 8,001
Posted By Noserider
Where the the Tmax developer really shines (d)...

Where the the Tmax developer really shines (d) was with Tmax P3200. You could really squeeze the speed with that developer and P3200. You could process as long as you needed with certain dark pits of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-31-2015
Replies: 78
Views: 8,001
Posted By Noserider
Tmax 100 shot at 64 E.I. processed in seasoned...

Tmax 100 shot at 64 E.I. processed in seasoned replenished Microdol-X is as close to the legendary Panatomic-X as you will find today. Almost undistinguishable. In fact that was a Kodak recommended...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-29-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,007
Posted By Noserider
if the shutter is accurate and that 8 sec really...

if the shutter is accurate and that 8 sec really is at B or T then maybe a botched repair with dial one stop off; but I'm fairly certain that can't happen
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-29-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,007
Posted By Noserider
if it has a threaded cable release its not a P...

if it has a threaded cable release its not a P body which has always had a sealed shutter release. You might mean the HP finder on the F3 standard body.

Incorrect on the long shutter speeds governed...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-25-2015
Replies: 864
Views: 145,602
Posted By Noserider
I've combed thru the parts lists of both the P...

I've combed thru the parts lists of both the P and the T and they are much more alike than different, other than the titanium body panels. Almost all the additional sealing and weatherproofing is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-24-2015
Replies: 864
Views: 145,602
Posted By Noserider
+1 Cal right on. If it works keep using it. My...

+1 Cal right on. If it works keep using it. My F3P hot shoe acts up but thats about it. I've serviced mine twice since 93-94. First time frame spacing was not right; after the 2nd service it was...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-13-2015
Replies: 78
Views: 17,663
Posted By Noserider
I wonder if he'd make a special assemble it...

I wonder if he'd make a special assemble it yourself kit for his lenses? Paging bellamy....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-25-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,039
Posted By Noserider
HC-110 is currently tied with Rodinal for longest...

HC-110 is currently tied with Rodinal for longest lasting concentrate. Use 1 oz of concentrate to 31 oz of water and you get Dilution B, rinse and use the residue in your 1 oz measuring graduate.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-24-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,039
Posted By Noserider
HC-110 was formulated to render as close as...

HC-110 was formulated to render as close as possible to D-76 but be liquid. It can stand high processing temp plus be very stable before dilution if you mix from the direct syrup and it pushes very...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-21-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,518
Posted By Noserider
I would think you'd need to file the edges,...

I would think you'd need to file the edges, perhaps of both holders. I used one briefly and at the time it was slower for the production printing I was doing but I was doing 35mm prints from uncut...
Forum: RFF News 11-21-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,873
Posted By Noserider
SO since you're now a Fuji-FILM dealer can you...

SO since you're now a Fuji-FILM dealer can you request a updated Neopan 400 and 1600 in 35mm and 120 please thank you!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-13-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 4,895
Posted By Noserider
Cal thats funny I shot my F3P alongside a DF and...

Cal thats funny I shot my F3P alongside a DF and many people confused them. I'm certain Nikon copied that prisms angles for the DF.
That is a very pretty F3P that the OP got.
Just to let you know...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-11-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,819
Posted By Noserider
This is a great evaluation of this lens. My...

This is a great evaluation of this lens. My favorite line and I will be crediting this quote to Dante Stella:
"Bokeh is such a bourgeois concept."
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,134
Posted By Noserider
I have extensive experience with Nikkors and the...

I have extensive experience with Nikkors and the 35mm f/1.4 in particular and I seriously recommend NOT messing with it unless you've done enough on your own to be comfortable. Its a very complex...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-07-2015
Replies: 727
Views: 149,054
Posted By Noserider
There's a 100-500 f8 on the bay site now; how...

There's a 100-500 f8 on the bay site now; how uncommon is that lens?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-07-2015
Replies: 727
Views: 149,054
Posted By Noserider
Is that your version of a shutter lock around the...

Is that your version of a shutter lock around the Soft-touch release?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-07-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,134
Posted By Noserider
I would find it very odd that there would be no...

I would find it very odd that there would be no parts for the 35mm f/1.4 Ais. This is still in their catalog.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-06-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,134
Posted By Noserider
Which Nikon 35mm f/1.4 is it?

Which Nikon 35mm f/1.4 is it?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-06-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 4,432
Posted By Noserider
Perhaps eplacement parts? A rebuild?

Perhaps eplacement parts? A rebuild?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-06-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,134
Posted By Noserider
Lots of internal parts that could wear on the...

Lots of internal parts that could wear on the Ai-s series lenses are designed to be replaced rather than adjusted, and nikon makes/made a lot of spare parts. I'd try APS they were aNikon official...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-06-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 948
Posted By Noserider
I finally figured out how to post pics although...

I finally figured out how to post pics although not that large HMM.
I recently pulled my worn and battered 25-50mm f/4 from a dusty shelf and used it on a small corporate gig with the D4s and I was...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-06-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 4,432
Posted By Noserider
To me it seems like the filter is too far forward...

To me it seems like the filter is too far forward from the front element, and not deep enough into the shade.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-06-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 948
Posted By Noserider
Nikkor 25-50mm f/4

Just a frame from the classic Nikkor 25-50mm f/4
f/8 and 25mm Nikon D4s
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-06-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,986
Posted By Noserider
I can attest to the quality of the 25-50. Snag...

I can attest to the quality of the 25-50. Snag one if you see it for a good price...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-05-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,986
Posted By Noserider
Well I should think that the price should stay...

Well I should think that the price should stay reasonable since Nikon made a decent amount; they made quite a bit more of the Ai (best version). I've always found it a useful lens and the early...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-02-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,630
Posted By Noserider
Oh and using S is rather a nice experience; you...

Oh and using S is rather a nice experience; you get to feel the smooth torque of the motor moving and stopping the film. The MD-4 is really one of anyone's best motor drives ever and if you have an...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-02-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,630
Posted By Noserider
Cal, nice score on the MF-18 been looking to...

Cal, nice score on the MF-18 been looking to stumble on one of those one day. While I agree that the F3 was designed with the motor drive integrated (and thats the way I used it 100% until Convinced...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-26-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,412
Posted By Noserider
Oh boy you have no idea. To say I've done a few...

Oh boy you have no idea. To say I've done a few miles of film would be an understatement. A standard film day was 4-5 of the 4 reel tanks in the morning and another the same size in the afternoon....
Forum: Leica SL 10-26-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 5,846
Posted By Noserider
Looks way bigger than I thought

Looks way bigger than I thought
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-18-2015
Replies: 727
Views: 149,054
Posted By Noserider
Yay got my new to me SRT-202 and the first roll...

Yay got my new to me SRT-202 and the first roll with the HG 35mm f/2.8 and SI 24mm f/2.8 look very nice indeed. Does anyone have a good option for a 55m hood for the 24mm?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-16-2015
Replies: 727
Views: 149,054
Posted By Noserider
Yeah what works with you, works with you. Using...

Yeah what works with you, works with you. Using traditional (" ") photo materials for as long as I have and being aware of what it was a generation or two ahead of me has taught me to learn to use...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-13-2015
Replies: 727
Views: 149,054
Posted By Noserider
Hey Nokton48 I see you use the Freestyle one; I'm...

Hey Nokton48 I see you use the Freestyle one; I'm not totally certain that its exactly the same to the Kodak version; Kodak had the X factor (ha sorry) of the mercapto and as far as I know this still...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-13-2015
Replies: 727
Views: 149,054
Posted By Noserider
Lovely; Nokton are you using the replenisher for...

Lovely; Nokton are you using the replenisher for Microdol-x? This looks a bit more 'textured' than I recall using MDX Replenished. I'v not used 5222 so perhaps the grain is more noticeable.
I am...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-11-2015
Replies: 78
Views: 17,663
Posted By Noserider
it looks like very close to the Pre-Lux but...

it looks like very close to the Pre-Lux but without that extra element just after the aperture.
I like the fact that theres a big shift from 1.4 even to 2.8, and that confirms what you translated...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-11-2015
Replies: 78
Views: 17,663
Posted By Noserider
I predict glow in massive amounts. Have a glance...

I predict glow in massive amounts.
Have a glance at the MTF versus the Summilux and I think you'll see what I mean....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-01-2015
Replies: 126
Views: 16,154
Posted By Noserider
See my coma position tests at...

See my coma position tests at
http://four-silver-atoms.com/2013/08/10/ms-optical-sonnetar-50mm-f1-1-bokeh-test/

I like the lens very much and I think it is a thoughtful (if slow) solution to the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-27-2015
Replies: 727
Views: 149,054
Posted By Noserider
Wow thats a very unique setup! How does the motor...

Wow thats a very unique setup! How does the motor sound at full speed?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-27-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 13,611
Posted By Noserider
I've long lusted over the 180mm f/2. 5 as far...

I've long lusted over the 180mm f/2. 5 as far back as me shooting professionally with the OM system. I've tried and tested the 180 over the years and its a great lens, I've got every version of the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-26-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 13,611
Posted By Noserider
Over the years I've used a few Tamron's on...

Over the years I've used a few Tamron's on Olympus and Nikon bodies, mostly the 300mm 60b and the 28mm f/2.5 02b with copy work with the 90mm f/2.5 52b. A couple of the forgettable mid-tele zooms but...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-18-2015
Replies: 181
Views: 29,580
Posted By Noserider
is there a firmware number? I'll check my friends...

is there a firmware number? I'll check my friends tomorrow.
I wonder what the updates do?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-16-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 3,448
Posted By Noserider
Shhh the prices will go up

Shhh the prices will go up
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-10-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 4,576
Posted By Noserider
I think the design of the F2 shutter is that at...

I think the design of the F2 shutter is that at 1/2000 it triggers the 2nd curtain straight away so I don't think you'd see it. (but that might be the F3? I think as well)
My sover-ed F2A was rebuilt...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-31-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,504
Posted By Noserider
Oh and the 14-24mm is a fat pig of a lens. So...

Oh and the 14-24mm is a fat pig of a lens. So heavy and Awesome optics again I use this lens is used on production and the images have the potential to astound if used well. I thought it would be...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-31-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,504
Posted By Noserider
I can confirm that the 24-70mm G does work on the...

I can confirm that the 24-70mm G does work on the Nikon F4 as long as you are in Program or Program High or Shutter priority. Works pretty well actually; you just have to be more flexible in your use...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-31-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,504
Posted By Noserider
I cannot recommend the Nikkor 24-70mm G lens more...

I cannot recommend the Nikkor 24-70mm G lens more highly. I personally don't own one (yet) but have used it in stills for weddings and I crew on a TV production (PBS national level) and we use 2 of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-23-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 6,077
Posted By Noserider
sorry when I figure out how to post a photo I'll...

sorry when I figure out how to post a photo I'll show one or two
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-22-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 6,077
Posted By Noserider
I have lots of Nikon 85's and have used them all...

I have lots of Nikon 85's and have used them all professionally in newspaper photojournalism and wedding work over the last 20 years, the f/2, 1.4 Ais, 1.8 H.C converted and the AF 1.8 and I've used...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-20-2015
Replies: 135
Views: 14,898
Posted By Noserider
Exactly pointed out above: White letters on Black...

Exactly pointed out above: White letters on Black bodies makes for an eyecatching contrast that *catches eyes*. Those logos are designed to advertise the camera maker and the blacking out makes the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-18-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 4,213
Posted By Noserider
Can you advance the camera using the thumb wind...

Can you advance the camera using the thumb wind or is that not advisable? I know the Nikon MD-11/12 could get stuck in between. You could 'short' the contacts and it would reset.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-17-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 2,716
Posted By Noserider
Nice shots; the Nikkor 180 is always a favorite...

Nice shots; the Nikkor 180 is always a favorite of mine. I wouldn't make a habit of using the dishwashing liquid as a replacement for wetting agent; over at APUG they have an extensive explanation on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-09-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 7,977
Posted By Noserider
One surprising nikkor cheap zoom is the 36-72mm...

One surprising nikkor cheap zoom is the 36-72mm Series E. They can be found cheap and since they have a decent mulitcoating and relative few elements due to the limited zoom range it actually is a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-27-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 7,977
Posted By Noserider
I strongly advise not putting an F4 screen *with...

I strongly advise not putting an F4 screen *with Frame* into an F3; focus errors will occur. Now, rebuilding an F3 screen frame with a F4 acrylic screen elements will be fine. The frame induces the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-22-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 4,989
Posted By Noserider
I can assure you from my repair and tune of a few...

I can assure you from my repair and tune of a few 105's all versions that the Ai version has not a bit of polycarbonate internally. It DOES have a few internal construction details that are common to...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 05-18-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 4,294
Posted By Noserider
I've been wanting to do this for ages using this...

I've been wanting to do this for ages using this fine lens.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 6,456
Posted By Noserider
it took to about 96 97 for the kodak rep to get...

it took to about 96 97 for the kodak rep to get me some in Hawaii.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 6,456
Posted By Noserider
I've used Xtol since it was introduced in 1997 or...

I've used Xtol since it was introduced in 1997 or 98. I've *literally* processed thousands of rolls for myself and clients using it, and i've had exactly 2 sudden death failures. One was from the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2015
Replies: 181
Views: 29,580
Posted By Noserider
My friend has 34000 purchased from Japan in Like...

My friend has 34000 purchased from Japan in Like New condition 3-4 months ago.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-08-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 27,655
Posted By Noserider
I have an old book by Crawely of BJP fame on the...

I have an old book by Crawely of BJP fame on the F3 and he was quite impressed with the consistency of the F3 shutter especially over the already good F2
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-25-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 3,743
Posted By Noserider
The P. C version has the same optical formula as...

The P. C version has the same optical formula as the AiS version, the AiS has a more slimmed barrel and pull out hood, its a bit lighter but still quite robust. Don't give up on that beater, have it...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-13-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 3,587
Posted By Noserider
Ethol UFG. Its what Acufine hopes to be.

Ethol UFG. Its what Acufine hopes to be.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-29-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 28,984
Posted By Noserider
Yeah perhaps when the Zeiss Distagon project was...

Yeah perhaps when the Zeiss Distagon project was started the goal was to be better than the non FLE but I think they went back to refine it; hence the delay in the announcement. That could have been...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-23-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 28,984
Posted By Noserider
and don't forget Olympus. Impressive at 1.4. I...

and don't forget Olympus.

Impressive at 1.4. I can't wait to see what it looks like stopped down a bit.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-22-2014
Replies: 223
Views: 52,621
Posted By Noserider
Sony should make an A7 with a Leica M...

Sony should make an A7 with a Leica M mount.

There I've said it.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-22-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 28,984
Posted By Noserider
I like those images; in my mind those shots you...

I like those images; in my mind those shots you did a good job of showing what that lens is capable of. What were the f-stops you shot at?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-21-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 2,554
Posted By Noserider
1695 for a Noctilux. What was I thinking? I...

1695 for a Noctilux. What was I thinking? I should bought 2
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-21-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 28,984
Posted By Noserider
The Sonnar focus shift is mostly unrelated; first...

The Sonnar focus shift is mostly unrelated; first off close in focus shift is a known aberration in Sonnar designs; second one of the reasons why an FLE works so well on medium to short wide-angle is...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-20-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 28,984
Posted By Noserider
Yes; which is why it is interesting. One major...

Yes; which is why it is interesting. One major strength of the general Distagon design idea is the ability to increase the back focus distance to clear the mirror; obviously in this Version Zeiss...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-19-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 28,984
Posted By Noserider
One thing I've found interesting is that the rear...

One thing I've found interesting is that the rear set of elements extends past the lens mount. This leads me to believe that Zeiss took the Distagon formula/ optical thoughts and applied them....
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-19-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 28,984
Posted By Noserider
I am not sure if the Distagon has the same...

I am not sure if the Distagon has the same potential for focus shift as the Sonnar design does, regardless IMO Zeiss I believe took into account the more recent Leica sensors. To me it looks like a...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-18-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 28,984
Posted By Noserider
Thank you I see it now. Very interesting going...

Thank you I see it now. Very interesting going with the three cemented pairs in that configuration. This is a well thought about lens.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-17-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 28,984
Posted By Noserider
Oh and why can't I count more than 7 elements in...

Oh and why can't I count more than 7 elements in the Zeiss diagram? where are the other 3 elements? They usually show the cemented elements.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-17-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 28,984
Posted By Noserider
My thoughts are that it looks to me as if the...

My thoughts are that it looks to me as if the design has balanced evenness of illumination and distortion against high contrast and a flat plane of sharpness. Very impressed that yes it includes a...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-17-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 28,984
Posted By Noserider
Thanks! This may help direct some people looking...

Thanks! This may help direct some people looking for the thread.
My thoughts are that it looks to me as if the design has balanced evenness of illumination and distortion against high contrast and a...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-17-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 28,984
Posted By Noserider
Why is nobody talking about the ZM 35mm Distagon f/1.4?

I thought the discussion would be pages deep.


http://blogs.zeiss.com/photo/en/?p=5459


I've not seen the optical diagram yet, so I *may* keep some opinions to myself.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-07-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,670
Posted By Noserider
The best I found was real Nikon grease; I asked...

The best I found was real Nikon grease; I asked for some way back when you could still order from Nikon Parts. The gave me a tiny cup of it and it has lasted at least 10 years, I found just the mere...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-06-2014
Replies: 94
Views: 19,634
Posted By Noserider
Originally Posted by Scrambler View Post But you...

Originally Posted by Scrambler View Post
But you can tell that the Planars in the diagram are looking right while the Xenotars are looking left.


Thank you for pointing this out.

Here's my take....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-28-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 6,289
Posted By Noserider
See; this is why I really hesitated on posting....

See; this is why I really hesitated on posting. As I have posted, YY did good work on a variety of other leica equipment of mine. I am sure that the knob is not the original, as I stated the rewind...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-27-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 6,289
Posted By Noserider
I debated long on whether or not to post my...

I debated long on whether or not to post my experience, and the 'Africa' comment confirms my hesitation, you'd think in a community of Leica users people should be free to being concerned about...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-27-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 6,289
Posted By Noserider
I must disagree. His work was decent but he...

I must disagree. His work was decent but he 'replaced' my Black Paint M4 brassed rewind knob with a new M6 aluminum one without my knowledge or consent rendering my once original BP M4 no longer...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-18-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By Noserider
The TC-301 is the dedicated longer lens doubler,...

The TC-301 is the dedicated longer lens doubler, the 200/201 is for shorter lengths. You can find the 301 for really cheap since they are not used that much anymore IMO. Your 300 is a fine lens,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-16-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 5,466
Posted By Noserider
Tequila!!!

Tequila!!!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-13-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,170
Posted By Noserider
Check out the post I wrote about this film with...

Check out the post I wrote about this film with sample images.
http://four-silver-atoms.com/2013/03/27/fujichrome-ms-1001000/
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-08-2014
Replies: 864
Views: 145,602
Posted By Noserider
I have an F3p gotten from a working Japan news...

I have an F3p gotten from a working Japan news photog in 1993 and i've used it extensively first during my time as a working staff news photog in the 90's and a wedding photog thru the 00's. The...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-26-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,736
Posted By Noserider
I love my 6008i; got it new in 2000 and shot...

I love my 6008i; got it new in 2000 and shot hundreds of rolls thru it in the first few years. Had the batteries die and after a few years of it sitting I rebuilt one battery with Ni-Mh and now I do...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 04-18-2014
Replies: 98
Views: 24,195
Posted By Noserider
Ok some corrections: The 135mm f/2 has a filter...

Ok some corrections:
The 135mm f/2 has a filter size of 72mm
The Non-Ai and Ai'd, and K versions of the 180mm f/2.8's are the same optical formula; the P.C versions as well as the K version has the...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 04-17-2014
Replies: 98
Views: 24,195
Posted By Noserider
I've got heaps of Nikkors in every version ask if...

I've got heaps of Nikkors in every version ask if you want a well rounded opinion on a specific lens.
I would suggest the early version of the Nikkor 35mm f/1.4 N or N.C with the thorium yellowed...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-06-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 6,770
Posted By Noserider
I like these cameras very much. In my experience...

I like these cameras very much. In my experience these have lots of plastic taking the roles formerly held by metal pieces, and sometimes the plastic is not up to the task after 30 years. Once you...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-22-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,371
Posted By Noserider
I like it in replenished Xtol, was a bit too...

I like it in replenished Xtol, was a bit too grainy for my tastes in Rodinal but good for effect. I seem to like the 100 better.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 03-22-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 2,626
Posted By Noserider
YES and Tom if you could make them a lot lighter...

YES and Tom if you could make them a lot lighter that would be great! The chrome plated brass is quite heavy.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-16-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 8,897
Posted By Noserider
I'd recommend both the 24f/2 and the 85mm f/1.4...

I'd recommend both the 24f/2 and the 85mm f/1.4 as complements to the 35mm f/1.4.

As for the O and Ais Optics, I have been inside both in comparison and it looks as if they are identical and the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-04-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 4,946
Posted By Noserider
From Freestyle photo: Dear Valued Freestyle...

From Freestyle photo:


Dear Valued Freestyle Customer,
Our commitment to traditional photography remains as strong as ever. It seems that many educators are dedicated, as well. With the fall school...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-30-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,265
Posted By Noserider
The motors run faster with the Ni-cad packs,...

The motors run faster with the Ni-cad packs, which is a good reason to rebuild them.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-05-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,558
Posted By Noserider
I've had both the Ai long throw and the Ai-s...

I've had both the Ai long throw and the Ai-s shorter throw; same optical formula but I found the long throw one too much. The shorter throw version is much more useful in practice. Video guys seem to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-25-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 90,465
Posted By Noserider
I get it; its the Digital F. I'm hoping it has a...

I get it; its the Digital F. I'm hoping it has a film use option.
Forum: Travel 07-12-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,338
Posted By Noserider
I've been living on Oahu for 25 years and 8 of...

I've been living on Oahu for 25 years and 8 of them were as a newspaper photographer. There are many many visual treats to be discovered on this island. You can go do some great street style shooting...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-28-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 4,585
Posted By Noserider
I have one and have had it for at least 12 years....

I have one and have had it for at least 12 years. Superlative lens; very sharp and its found a new home doing video on the D600.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-09-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,409
Posted By Noserider
Yes, but its not over thinking: 20's can be used...

Yes, but its not over thinking: 20's can be used in many ways and some optical formulas are more 'complimentary' to that style. Its why once you get into 20's you seem to want to see how That 20...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-09-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 747
Posted By Noserider
Cal are you going to send the Goat Leather to...

Cal are you going to send the Goat Leather to Cameraleather to have it cut for the M4?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-08-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 2,368
Posted By Noserider
Oh thats nice

Oh thats nice
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-08-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,409
Posted By Noserider
Prob I'd use Authorized Photo Service but only if...

Prob I'd use Authorized Photo Service but only if something was amiss. They seem to do a good job on older gear, and lenses are lenses.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-08-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,409
Posted By Noserider
Well I'm not sure it will help anything but your...

Well I'm not sure it will help anything but your GAS, you'll want to pick up a couple of 20's and see what the fuss is about. I have every one but the UD, although I did find a couple years ago and...
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