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Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 953
Posted By raydm6
Digital Camera Sales Continue to Decrease

Yes. For me, iPhone 6 -> post-process in Snapseed -> post to Flickr.

Very convenient.


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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,481
Posted By raydm6
Love the English humor starting at @3:17...

Love the English humor starting at @3:17 (https://youtu.be/KOTedHe-_lg?t=197) (he's at the Glyndebourne Opera Festival)

"...This camera is called a medium format. It gives you a bigger negative, so...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 6 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By raydm6
Original post is gone. Missed out on ffordes...

Original post is gone. Missed out on ffordes Leica camera sale.
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 953
Posted By raydm6
I rarely see digital cameras other than...

I rarely see digital cameras other than smartphones myself. My last digital purchase was a Canon S90 as I am more into vintage cameras anyway and use my iPhone for snaps.

My next digital purchase...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 6 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 652
Posted By raydm6
Now that you mentioned that, looks like the black...

Now that you mentioned that, looks like the black dial was retrofitted? (Slotted screw holding down the dial)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 6 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 652
Posted By raydm6
Interesting. Thanks!

Interesting. Thanks!
Forum: Other RF 6 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By raydm6
Sweet camera/system! I though my vintage GAS was...

Sweet camera/system! I though my vintage GAS was over but perhaps not. :cool:
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 223
Posted By raydm6
Photography Office

"Photography Office (http://www.photographyoffice.com)" - online B&W Gallery/Blog/Marketplace

Neat shot of Oskar Barnack at workbench w/Leica II w/slow speed front dial?

Oskar Barnack at his...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 95
Views: 3,502
Posted By raydm6
Without derailing the thread, can someone explain...

Without derailing the thread, can someone explain the meaning of the "Typ XXX" numbers? I couldn't find an explanation online.

I've seen it applied across various Model designations on their M...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Posted By raydm6
To my untrained eyes, it looks real. Serial No....

To my untrained eyes, it looks real. Serial No. 951? Crazy! Should lens say 5cm rather than 50mm?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 555
Posted By raydm6
Four: and it doesn't hurt to ask that the...

Four: and it doesn't hurt to ask that the old/replaced parts be returned to you; at least this is how it works with reputable watch repairers.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 235
Views: 5,926
Posted By raydm6
Thumbs up Just reporting in... ...working lightning fast...

Just reporting in... ...working lightning fast for me today.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 3,583
Posted By raydm6
More in-depth description of new back and...

More in-depth description of new back and controls @2:45 - https://youtu.be/BRzknEsSzfo?t=165

https://www.kamerabild.se/sites/kamerabild.se/files/styles/article_image/public/locales.png?itok=SvDZU5Gk
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 3,583
Posted By raydm6
Cool video juxtaposing metaphors for...

Cool video juxtaposing metaphors for analog/digital technology (no 907x in video however - using a 501cm):

CFV II 50C: Our legacy, Your future (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNJPmk5wIHw)
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 3,583
Posted By raydm6
https://www.thephoblographer.com/wp-content/upload...

https://www.thephoblographer.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/CFVII5-770x513.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 3,583
Posted By raydm6
According to PDN...

According to PDN (https://www.pdnonline.com/gear/cameras/medium-format/hasselblad-cfv-ii-50c/#) (43.8 x 32.9 mm)

Could that be correct?
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 3,583
Posted By raydm6
The body profile is nuts! I guess removing the...

The body profile is nuts! I guess removing the crank facilitates that. :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 3,583
Posted By raydm6
Yes. Forward and backward compatible. "...Bridge...

Yes. Forward and backward compatible.

"...Bridge the past and the present with the modernized CFV II 50C attached to a classic Hasselblad V System camera. Merge the CFV II 50C with the 907X to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 3,583
Posted By raydm6
https://www.imaging-resource.com/ee_uploads/news/8...

https://www.imaging-resource.com/ee_uploads/news/8998/cfvii_907x_grip_vf_45frontright.jpg

https://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2019/06/19/hasselblad-announces-50-megapixel-medium-format-mirrorless-x...
Forum: Travel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 723
Posted By raydm6
I have no practical tips to speak of. I just...

I have no practical tips to speak of. I just captured this reflected partial at my parent's back porch. Good luck!

https://live.staticflickr.com/1213/4726467863_ae6e50bc4a_b.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 235
Views: 5,926
Posted By raydm6
So far I'm not having problems w/Firefox Quantum...

So far I'm not having problems w/Firefox Quantum 67.0.3 (64-bit) on an iMac Retina 5K.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,148
Posted By raydm6
I'm sure in 81 more years, that 1932 Leica III...

I'm sure in 81 more years, that 1932 Leica III will still be humming along (assuming it's treated with care). Whether film is available, that's another question...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By raydm6
Love the design. I want one! :)

Love the design. I want one! :)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,148
Posted By raydm6
Interesting! I enjoyed the photos. Thanks very...

Interesting! I enjoyed the photos. Thanks very much for doing this.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 991
Posted By raydm6
35mm film cases

Yes! That is what I was thinking of. I have one buried in a box somewhere around here....
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-07-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,371
Posted By raydm6
I know up my way, they don't do any film...

I know up my way, they don't do any film processing anymore (nor CVS). Not sure if it has been eliminated nationally.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 691
Posted By raydm6
For me, I usually go by other folks' images on...

For me, I usually go by other folks' images on 'net and forums (but I'm usually buying an older/vintage lenses).
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-05-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 979
Posted By raydm6
Thumbs up Nice work and nice job!

Nice work and nice job!
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-03-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,360
Posted By raydm6
I have one of his rare 4x5 pinhole/zone-plate...

I have one of his rare 4x5 pinhole/zone-plate field cameras. Shot film with a Polaroid 545i holder in the past. Hope the film comes back some day. I could shoot 4x5 negatives but too lazy at the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-03-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,360
Posted By raydm6
The angle is misleading. Here is the body...

The angle is misleading. Here is the body cap:


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47996124143_3d1559f6ec_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g8fFxM)
Kevin Finney Pinhole Body Cap (https://flic.kr/p/2g8fFxM)...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-03-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,360
Posted By raydm6
Lol... :) ...

Lol... :)


https://live.staticflickr.com/3298/3243260027_c9168fa4f7.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/5WAydk)
Rear View (https://flic.kr/p/5WAydk) by rdc154 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rdc154/), on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-03-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,360
Posted By raydm6
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47995818422_25...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47995818422_25c6f90235_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g8e7EJ)
Leica M6 | Winder-M | Finney Pinhole Body Cap f/128 @30mm (https://flic.kr/p/2g8e7EJ) by rdc154...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-31-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By raydm6
The R4 was my 1st Leica. They *do* feel nice in...

The R4 was my 1st Leica. They *do* feel nice in the hand. Then, the M-bug hit me and I traded that, lens w/cash for an M6 & 35-cron v4 in 1985 and still have them :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-29-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,155
Posted By raydm6
No. .......

No. .......
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-21-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 854
Posted By raydm6
Fire-Engine Red!!

Fire-Engine Red!!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-17-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 444
Posted By raydm6
"EasyMeasure" phone app

"EasyMeasure" phone app
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-17-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 747
Posted By raydm6
Yes looks like some kind of Franken-Hybrid.

Yes looks like some kind of Franken-Hybrid.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-11-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,110
Posted By raydm6
Wink Man, this is like finding out the Easter Bunny...

Man, this is like finding out the Easter Bunny isn't real! ;)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-10-2019
Replies: 2,998
Views: 478,016
Posted By raydm6
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46898003065_71...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46898003065_71c95ccd02_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2esdwpK)
NYC - Zuccotti Park (https://flic.kr/p/2esdwpK) by rdc154 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rdc154/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-23-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 640
Posted By raydm6
Smile Classic scene :)

Classic scene :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-23-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 640
Posted By raydm6
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47677200181_52...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47677200181_52c550936f_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fD57yM)
Paris - Montmartre (https://flic.kr/p/2fD57yM) by rdc154 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rdc154/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-23-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 640
Posted By raydm6
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46761205425_11...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46761205425_1172472185_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ef8peK)
Paris - Place des Vosges (https://flic.kr/p/2ef8peK) by rdc154 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rdc154/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-23-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 640
Posted By raydm6
W/NW: "Knockers"

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40710827283_a7e88e7f4a_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/252tCBe)
Paris -Invalides (https://flic.kr/p/252tCBe) by rdc154 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rdc154/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-21-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 4,764
Posted By raydm6
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33781116218_9f...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33781116218_9fb28a404d_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Tt83Wf)
Paris - Montmartre (https://flic.kr/p/Tt83Wf) by rdc154 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rdc154/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-19-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,832
Posted By raydm6
Thank you David! Sent from my iPhone using...

Thank you David!


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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-19-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,832
Posted By raydm6
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33768445208_b8...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33768445208_b89976ce56_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Ts17hy)
Notre Dame, Wedding & Love Locks (https://flic.kr/p/Ts17hy) by rdc154...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,832
Posted By raydm6
Beautiful photos all! Thanks for sharing. Would...

Beautiful photos all! Thanks for sharing. Would love to see more.


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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,832
Posted By raydm6
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46704871985_bd...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46704871985_bd6dc22c4c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ea9Fgx)
Notre Dame, Detail (https://flic.kr/p/2ea9Fgx) by rdc154 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rdc154/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-15-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,832
Posted By raydm6
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47616797691_4e...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47616797691_4e9857c9ef_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fxJx1x)
Notre Dame (https://flic.kr/p/2fxJx1x) by rdc154 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rdc154/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-15-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,832
Posted By raydm6
Notre Dame

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46892453644_12e698b3af_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2erJ5L5)
Notre Dame (https://flic.kr/p/2erJ5L5) by rdc154 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rdc154/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-15-2019
Replies: 675
Views: 84,590
Posted By raydm6
The Maine Coast

iPhone 6 + Snapseed


https://live.staticflickr.com/7813/33576544738_b8023a80eb_k.jpg

by rdc154 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rdc154/), on Flickr. Ogunquit, Maine #1, Summer 2018
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 15,697
Posted By raydm6
Deepest Sympathy to Frances & Family. R.I.P...

Deepest Sympathy to Frances & Family.


R.I.P Roger.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-29-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 9,083
Posted By raydm6
My favorite also (on M6) and use one on my FM2 as...

My favorite also (on M6) and use one on my FM2 as well


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Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-27-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,275
Posted By raydm6
That's crazy, mine is mint and I have the case,...

That's crazy, mine is mint and I have the case, box, and manual. I can probably get over $600! :cool:


I'll hang on to it though...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-27-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By raydm6
Although I don't know the year acquired, I have...

Although I don't know the year acquired, I have fond memories of my Dad taking 16mm home movies of us on his Revere (https://www.madeinchicagomuseum.com/single-post/revere-camera-co) Model 16...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-13-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 959
Posted By raydm6
Brett, very nice shot! In an apparent gas...

Brett, very nice shot!

In an apparent gas attack, I ended up buying a Contaflex Super B w/2.8 50mm Tessar but haven't shot with it yet. It's been back a few times for repair and I think it's working...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 03-13-2019
Replies: 87
Views: 42,683
Posted By raydm6
I have a hard time voting. I have two IIIfs and...

I have a hard time voting. I have two IIIfs and enjoy shooting with them.

However, just this past week, as I was browsing around, I picked up a IIa w/f2 Xenon and case in good condition at a...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-12-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By raydm6
Nice shot Huss. I bought mine new in the late...

Nice shot Huss. I bought mine new in the late 80's I believe and still have it w/leather case/pouch. Love the form factor and ease of use as you mentioned.


Lens is 1:2.8/40 and...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-28-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By raydm6
What is odd is that when I point the lens up...

What is odd is that when I point the lens up towards the ceiling or down towards the floor and focus the lens, all the resistance disappears. Strange.


I can't visualize the internal mechanics, but...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-28-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By raydm6
I don't know the answer myself but am curious as...

I don't know the answer myself but am curious as to the cause:


I have an LTM 50 'Cron and it exhibits similar behavior. It's more like resistance feel. But only 1-way.


I feel it when the lens...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-29-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,779
Posted By raydm6
Lol :) For me: The year NASA was established...

Lol :)

For me:
The year NASA was established (https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nasa-established) :p
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-27-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,514
Posted By raydm6
Thanks! My other IIIf RDST (w/SBOOI, Summicron,...

Thanks! My other IIIf RDST (w/SBOOI, Summicron, Leicavit):

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7881/46168789494_6305fc50d7_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dkM7BY)
Leica IIIf RDST w/5cm Summicron & SBOOI...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-27-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,514
Posted By raydm6
Thanks Erik!

Thanks Erik!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-27-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,514
Posted By raydm6
Thanks for the correction Erik. It was an...

Thanks for the correction Erik. It was an assumption on my part. Looks like they are chrome.

I do have two late version Silver SBOOI's with the grip grooves on each IIIf and love them to bits. I...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-27-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,514
Posted By raydm6
This thread is tempting especially with the...

This thread is tempting especially with the beautiful examples posted.

I have two IIIf's (one w/Summitar & other w/collapsible 'Cron) but am itching to get a Black Enamel/Nickel II or III with an...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-24-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By raydm6
I wonder if Don might have one in inventory...

I wonder if Don might have one in inventory although I don't see one listed on his website:
https://www.dagcamera.com/apps/search?q=speed
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-09-2019
Replies: 235
Views: 5,926
Posted By raydm6
Flickriver is also...

Flickriver is also working...


http://flickriver.com/about/
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-09-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By raydm6
Nice. It has a cool period feel.

Nice. It has a cool period feel.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-09-2019
Replies: 235
Views: 5,926
Posted By raydm6
Not working for me an hour ago... ....now...

Not working for me an hour ago...


....now working...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-13-2018
Replies: 99
Views: 2,950
Posted By raydm6
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3604/3356007389_802...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3604/3356007389_80222c6196_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/67yq5n)
Cemetary #2 - Shadows (https://flic.kr/p/67yq5n) by rdc154 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rdc154/), on Flickr
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-29-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 832
Posted By raydm6
IIIf/RD & Summitar group/portrait shots (Kodak...

IIIf/RD & Summitar group/portrait shots (Kodak Gold 200):


https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8033/8058919285_1bd31fc199_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/dh94We)Cousins #2 (https://flic.kr/p/dh94We) by rdc154...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-27-2018
Replies: 78
Views: 2,408
Posted By raydm6
I use mine (currently an iPhone 6) for quick...

I use mine (currently an iPhone 6) for quick snaps - nothing creative - although my Avatar was taken with an iPhone 4 during a walk at my old company's parking lot mid-afternon.


Some nice work...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By raydm6
The "Exposure Triangle"?

Is the "Exposure Triangle" (relationship between aperture, shutter speed, and ISO) a new term/concept that has recently appeared?

I must admit, with over 40+ years practicing amateur photography, I...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-14-2018
Replies: 101
Views: 3,257
Posted By raydm6
Budget or low-maintenance watches have their...

Budget or low-maintenance watches have their virtues. I have a few.

But, I just sent my Omega Speedmaster Pro off for repair (broken mainspring and due for service anyway).

Service Bill = $750 USD....
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-14-2018
Replies: 101
Views: 3,257
Posted By raydm6
I admit to enjoying a fine cigar now and then and...

I admit to enjoying a fine cigar now and then and have a small collection of lighters but nothing fancy. Lighter bling pics? :cool::D
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-14-2018
Replies: 101
Views: 3,257
Posted By raydm6
Nah... just a lighter...

Nah... just a lighter (https://www.leicastoremanchester.com/st-dupont-095-lighter.html) :D


https://static.webshopapp.com/shops/217745/files/147297083/800x700x2/st-dupont-095-lighter.jpg
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-01-2018
Replies: 137
Views: 4,676
Posted By raydm6
Among my many analog film cameras, I enjoy Leica...

Among my many analog film cameras, I enjoy Leica film rangefinders the most: M2, M6 Classic, and two IIIf's. They are worth it to me for their organic ease-of-use (maybe a bit less-so for the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-27-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,807
Posted By raydm6
Sill in it. Last Digital camera purchase - a...

Sill in it. Last Digital camera purchase - a Canon S90 and iPhone 6 :D

Been on a manual camera buying spree (a bit of gas) the past few years:
Kodak Retina Reflex III w/Schneider-Kreuznach...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-31-2017
Replies: 121
Views: 7,722
Posted By raydm6
The SWC/M is indeed tempting as well! :cool:

The SWC/M is indeed tempting as well! :cool:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-31-2017
Replies: 121
Views: 7,722
Posted By raydm6
I purchased a new 501CM w/80 CF, 50 CF, and 150...

I purchased a new 501CM w/80 CF, 50 CF, and 150 CF lenses and a couple of A12 backs in the 80's. Bitten by the Leica bug having owned a R4 SLR and wanting to try the rangefinder experience, I traded...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-28-2017
Replies: 81
Views: 3,305
Posted By raydm6
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5506/9999465776_b834...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5506/9999465776_b834430b36_b.jpg
Florence, Italy - 2013 (iPhone 4)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-18-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,613
Posted By raydm6
Brett, thank you so much for the incredibly...

Brett, thank you so much for the incredibly detailed response! Wow!

I will try and clean the Pro-Tessars myself. Maybe use this (Lubit-8 Super Oil with PTFE...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-16-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,613
Posted By raydm6
Zeiss Ikon Contaflex Super B CLA Resources?

Hello, I recently purchased a Zeiss Ikon Contaflex Super B w/50mm 2.8 Tessar along with the three supplementary Pro-Tessar lenses: 35mm f3.2, 85mm f3.2, and 115mm f4.

All are in excellent cosmetic...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 07-06-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,516
Posted By raydm6
Yes! Definitely. I own a mint, cased, Retina...

Yes! Definitely.

I own a mint, cased, Retina Reflex III SLR with a Retina-Xenon 50mm 1.9 (meter is working also) which I purchased in a consignment shop for little money and sent both from Boston to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-14-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 4,704
Posted By raydm6
Looks like a Kodak Retina Reflex III or IV?

Looks like a Kodak Retina Reflex III or IV?
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 4,704
Posted By raydm6
What is interesting, is that they rent out some...

What is interesting, is that they rent out some of the common space for wedding ceremonies (two occurred while we were there) and I didn't notice any analog cameras. :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 4,704
Posted By raydm6
Glad to say my camera is mint! Although I didn't...

Glad to say my camera is mint! Although I didn't bring any film cameras with me; just an iPhone 6. :)

https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6171/6177425641_3617d6c17d_z.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 4,704
Posted By raydm6
Strange coincidence this thread. I just stayed...

Strange coincidence this thread. I just stayed 2-nights at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa in Clearwater, Florida.

And, I own an FM2! :D
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-09-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 2,095
Posted By raydm6
Very nice results. Love the signature of the...

Very nice results. Love the signature of the Summitar.

Youxin does nice work. He also serviced my IIIf's, Summitar, and Collapsible 'Cron.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-01-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By raydm6
Thanks all for the responses. Since Bay 1 Filters...

Thanks all for the responses. Since Bay 1 Filters seem reasonable (compared to the Bay II/III prices), I may invest in a Rolleinar 1 set to play around with. The 2 and 3 might be a bit much for me in...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-01-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By raydm6
Ok thanks Frank. That makes sense. Just did an...

Ok thanks Frank. That makes sense. Just did an internet search. The Rolleinars look interesting. Huge DOF dropoff. Not too gimmicky if used the right way I suppose.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-01-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By raydm6
Reason for Bayonet Mount on TLR Viewing Lens

I own a Rolleicord Vb Type 2 and use Bay 1 Filters and a Lens Hood on the taking lens.

I am trying to find info for the reason for the Bayonet mount on the viewing lens but cannot find anything...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-30-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 6,138
Posted By raydm6
I purchased a '58 button rewind M2 and '66...

I purchased a '58 button rewind M2 and '66 Summaron 2.8 w/hood package off ebay a few years back just fresh from a Kindermann CLA. This combo seems just so right together. I hope you are happy with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2017
Replies: 129
Views: 5,493
Posted By raydm6
A lot of my favorites are mentioned here and some...

A lot of my favorites are mentioned here and some new ones I've never heard of. Thank you.

I will be a little pedestrian and say Ansel Adams. I was influenced by his books early on and I just think...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-21-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,454
Posted By raydm6
If you can't find a local resource to fix your...

If you can't find a local resource to fix your camera, I can highly recommend Youxin Ye in Massachusetts (USA) http://www.yyecamera.com.

He CLA'd both my IIIf's, a Summitar, and a Collapsible...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-09-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,535
Posted By raydm6
Stay away from the "Fungars". I heard they are...

Stay away from the "Fungars". I heard they are bad performers.

https://1.img-dpreview.com/files/g/TS940x940~1499411.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 2,585
Posted By raydm6
I am resurrecting this thread because I too just...

I am resurrecting this thread because I too just acquired some Contarex GAS and have been drooling over articles and image in the internet.

I would just love to acquire a fully working Contarex...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-07-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 50,303
Posted By raydm6
So very sad to hear. Tom was a kind gentleman and...

So very sad to hear. Tom was a kind gentleman and a beautiful soul.

He will be missed.

Condolences to his family and those close to him.

RIP Tom.
Forum: RFF Polls 12-15-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 5,211
Posted By raydm6
UPDATE: Received an email from Chris yesterday...

UPDATE: Received an email from Chris yesterday that my camera arrived safely. Took approx. 7 days.
Forum: RFF Polls 12-08-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 5,211
Posted By raydm6
Yes, Chris was very specific on what to write on...

Yes, Chris was very specific on what to write on the Customs Declaration Form.
Forum: RFF Polls 12-08-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 5,211
Posted By raydm6
Usps

I just mailed a 2.5 lb. package from Massachusetts (USA) - a Kodak Retina Reflex III w/50mm 1.9 Schneider Xenon - to Chris Sherlock at Retina Rescue (http://www.retinarescue.com)in New Zealand.

He...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-24-2016
Replies: 102
Views: 6,881
Posted By raydm6
It may be difficult to get one at your budget...

It may be difficult to get one at your budget with lens; however, they are addicting once you hold one. And if you would like to add accessories (hoods, filters, finders), then that's another black...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-22-2016
Replies: 101
Views: 6,079
Posted By raydm6
Yet another... 1958 M2 Button w/Self-Timer....

Yet another...

1958 M2 Button w/Self-Timer. Mated w/1966 35 Summaron-M 2.8.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-16-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,700
Posted By raydm6
Youxin disassembled and cleaned a 5cm Collapsible...

Youxin disassembled and cleaned a 5cm Collapsible Summicron for me this past Fall while I was at his home. Very cool to watch a lens being taken apart.

Cleaned all the gunk off the aperture blades...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-19-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 3,093
Posted By raydm6
I have the Leica Winder M (14402) on my M6 and...

I have the Leica Winder M (14402) on my M6 and not the current Motor Winder M (14408) - not sure if you have the latter - and also feel the recoil when pressing the shutter button (normal behavior)....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-10-2016
Replies: 0
Views: 659
Posted By raydm6
5cm Collapsible Summicron w/Kodak Ektar 100

These birthday party remembrance snapshots from a week ago are from a recently CLA'd Leica IIIf and 5cm Collapsible Summicron. Youxin did a nice job cleaning camera and lens. Watching an LTM lens...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-15-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 3,488
Posted By raydm6
Always happy with Youxin's work. I am fortunate I...

Always happy with Youxin's work. I am fortunate I can hand deliver my cameras there.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-01-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,806
Posted By raydm6
Thumbs up Youxin! I have been to his home several times and...

Youxin! I have been to his home several times and watched him work on my IIIf's and LTM glass. Very nice man and of course quite capable.

Haven't used him for my M's as they haven't needed any...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-24-2016
Replies: 103
Views: 6,825
Posted By raydm6
No MAJOR regrets for me. But MINOR regret for...

No MAJOR regrets for me. But MINOR regret for *not buying* (after shooting a roll with) a custom-made Palm Press 6x9 camera w/Schneider lens by Gus Kayafas...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-24-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 921
Posted By raydm6
Thanks for posting this. I recently acquired a...

Thanks for posting this. I recently acquired a IIIf w/Leicavit here at RFF and am experiencing the same problem. When I sat with Youxin, he mentioned this is a common issue. I wasn't aware of the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-17-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,207
Posted By raydm6
Nice capture Dan! Like the 'blad chimney finder!

Nice capture Dan! Like the 'blad chimney finder!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-09-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 2,253
Posted By raydm6
Good luck, always enjoy your posts and welcome...

Good luck, always enjoy your posts and welcome back.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-09-2016
Replies: 205
Views: 27,344
Posted By raydm6
Yes, in 1985: M6, 35 Summicron, 90 Thin...

Yes, in 1985: M6, 35 Summicron, 90 Thin Tele-Elmarit (all else below in sig, used)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-24-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 3,053
Posted By raydm6
Second the M6 and add a SVGOO bright-line when...

Second the M6 and add a SVGOO bright-line when shooting the 90.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-24-2015
Replies: 126
Views: 11,135
Posted By raydm6
IIIf's with or w/o a Luigi case :p M's Miss my...

IIIf's with or w/o a Luigi case :p
M's
Miss my Hasselblad 501 C/M w/80 CF Planar (I may pick one up one of these days)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-24-2015
Replies: 245
Views: 28,428
Posted By raydm6
Omega Seamaster Professional (2254.50), Omega...

Omega Seamaster Professional (2254.50), Omega Seamaster De Ville, and Omega Speedmaster Professional (3570.50) "Moonwatch". (Sorry, no wrist shots)....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-22-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 6,130
Posted By raydm6
Beautiful rig Rico! Love the SCNOO!

Beautiful rig Rico! Love the SCNOO!
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 12-17-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 6,392
Posted By raydm6
Agree on unreliability of CD's. I have some have...

Agree on unreliability of CD's. I have some have developed "bubbles".
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-17-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 6,130
Posted By raydm6
For me, the SBOOI (have one for each IIIf I own)...

For me, the SBOOI (have one for each IIIf I own) and the other Leitz bright-line finders: for 90 (SVGOO) and 135 (SHOOC).
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-13-2015
Replies: 157
Views: 22,111
Posted By raydm6
Most-Hated M Model? Most-Forgotten M Model? M1?...

Most-Hated M Model?

Most-Forgotten M Model? M1? :D No respect (http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2010/10/13/the-forgotten-leica-the-m1-by-konstantinos-besios/)...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-13-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,394
Posted By raydm6
In agreement with Doug, if you like to shoot a...

In agreement with Doug, if you like to shoot a lot of B&W, then save up for a 35 Summaron 2.8 (non-goggled version). Great match for the M2. Check out some images in this thread...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-12-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 11,016
Posted By raydm6
Why shoot a Barnack?...

Why shoot a Barnack? (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=153445)

Because there are still people around who can fix them and extend their usefulness over many more decades so we...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-12-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By raydm6
Yes, Erik got it right in this post...

Yes, Erik got it right in this post (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2098058&postcount=7) :D
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-22-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 7,155
Posted By raydm6
IIIf RD/SBOOI - Coated Summitar IIIf RD...

IIIf RD/SBOOI - Coated Summitar
IIIf RD ST/Leicavit/SBOOI - Summicron (Collapsible)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-08-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,835
Posted By raydm6
Yes. (Actually the term is reflected). Slide the...

Yes. (Actually the term is reflected). Slide the dome over center for incident light readings. I have a Luna Pro SBC. Great meters.

Good luck!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-25-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,890
Posted By raydm6
Nathan, I've never used the Elmar 2.8 but these...

Nathan, I've never used the Elmar 2.8 but these (if it helps) are Summitar shots (albeit not wide open - more like f8 and group shots indoors/outdoors) using Kodak Gold 200. The Summitar is a 1949...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-21-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,080
Posted By raydm6
Yikes! :eek:

Yikes! :eek:
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-02-2015
Replies: 824
Views: 83,768
Posted By raydm6
Sorry, I just purchased this...

Sorry, I just purchased this (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost-classifieds/showproduct.php?product=48198) :):):) Crazy! I love their old stuff!! :D
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-02-2015
Replies: 824
Views: 83,768
Posted By raydm6
As a hobbyist, my last new Leica camera purchase...

As a hobbyist, my last new Leica camera purchase was in 1985 (M6 & 35 'cron v.4). Shortly thereafter, purchased a 90 Tele-Elmarit 'thin' at a local/regional department store with a photo dept....
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 3,342
Posted By raydm6
Yes, Ansel Adams. This large version shows...

Yes, Ansel Adams. This large version shows (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/05/Ansel_Adams_and_camera.jpg) a Weston Master II meter? ...but I cannot tell for sure. Cannot make out...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-01-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 5,780
Posted By raydm6
Youxin is a very nice man and human being with a...

Youxin is a very nice man and human being with a passion for Leica's.

What more can you say about a person who invites you to their home and let's you sit with them and watch while he works on your...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-03-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,795
Posted By raydm6
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3769/9999387085_fcc...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3769/9999387085_fcc04c662c_o.jpg
Bird, Fountain : Siena (Tuscany), Italy (Summer 2013)
Forum: Argus RF 09-06-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 10,557
Posted By raydm6
Very nice work rwintle. Keep shooting with that...

Very nice work rwintle. Keep shooting with that "brick"! :)
Forum: Argus RF 08-20-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 6,602
Posted By raydm6
Great job farlymac! Are the lens changes easy on...

Great job farlymac! Are the lens changes easy on the C3 out in the filed? I just have the standard Cintar but read you need to unscrew things to change the lens? ...Unless of course you're carrying...
Forum: Argus RF 08-16-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 6,602
Posted By raydm6
Nice job Corran! Thanks for posting those. I wish...

Nice job Corran! Thanks for posting those. I wish I had the time to shoot a roll recently but will enjoy others images as they become available. Keep 'em coming!
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-13-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 3,826
Posted By raydm6
Mostly PhotoScape...

Mostly PhotoScape (http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/index.php) (Editor). Very simple UI, free & easy to use.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-13-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 5,217
Posted By raydm6
Ong, really like this shot! Good one!

Ong, really like this shot! Good one!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 5,113
Posted By raydm6
Same here, went back in time: 1st, M6.. then...

Same here, went back in time: 1st, M6.. then IIIf... then M2...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-23-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 5,627
Posted By raydm6
If they were my grand kids, I think I would have...

If they were my grand kids, I think I would have liked to have some stills of the trip besides videos.

I don't take that many videos myself opting to take more photos instead, but love watching my...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-03-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,526
Posted By raydm6
Yes, get one! I just purchased one here this...

Yes, get one!

I just purchased one here this week on RFF from bherman (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost-classifieds/member.php/uid/5953/username/bherman) (Brad) for my Vb Type 2!. He has a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-29-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 743
Posted By raydm6
A camera that comes pre-loaded with pictures!...

A camera that comes pre-loaded with pictures! Who'da thunk'! :)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-19-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,607
Posted By raydm6
Wow! Well done! Nice examples of the SBOOI are...

Wow! Well done! Nice examples of the SBOOI are going for big bucks.

The dotted line is there to alert you to parallax errors when focusing at close distances. Use it as a guideline and keep the...
Forum: Argus RF 04-10-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 3,513
Posted By raydm6
Thanks for all the kind comments. One thing to...

Thanks for all the kind comments.

One thing to watch out for with the C3 is tendency to double-expose. I thought I had more of these on this roll but was lucky to just have this one. (I believe I...
Forum: Argus RF 04-09-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 3,513
Posted By raydm6
Argus C3 and Kodak Portra 400

Just wanted share some recent shots with the C3, the marvelous Cintar lens, and Kodak Portra 400.

I was limited by the 1/300 shutter speed on the outside shots (needed about 1/500) and was hand...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-23-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,524
Posted By raydm6
Very Nice job Nick! Love the irony of this last...

Very Nice job Nick!

Love the irony of this last shot (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-aVJtA3NYx2Q/Uy3baKC-NmI/AAAAAAAAGto/w-sScLhsp-s/s3200/DSC04266-Edit.jpg)! :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-08-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,238
Posted By raydm6
:D LOL! :p

:D LOL! :p
Forum: Argus RF 03-05-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 10,557
Posted By raydm6
Agreed! Nice job! I also found a nice C3 with...

Agreed! Nice job!

I also found a nice C3 with leather case at an antique co-op for $15. Mine is stiff as well but usable. I'd like to lube it but am afraid of taking the camera apart. :( You're...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-14-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 6,353
Posted By raydm6
I gave my younger sister an old Fujifilm FinePix...

I gave my younger sister an old Fujifilm FinePix 6800 camera which I payed a lot for in the day but she hardly uses it as she ended up getting an Android phone :) But, I felt good giving it away.

I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-12-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 3,944
Posted By raydm6
3 Leitz Bright-lines: SBOOI (5cm) permanently on...

3 Leitz Bright-lines:
SBOOI (5cm) permanently on my IIIf/Summitar rig
SVGOO (9cm) & SHOOC (13.5cm) in my bag then on my M6 when the need arises.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 883
Posted By raydm6
Nice colors for a B&W Film :)

Nice colors for a B&W Film :)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-04-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,483
Posted By raydm6
Welcome and congrats on the IIIf. Hope it's fixed...

Welcome and congrats on the IIIf. Hope it's fixed soon. I know you are in the UK, but as mentioned, Youxin Ye in the US is excellent. He worked on my gummy IIIf and Summitar aperture ring during a...
Forum: Travel 01-04-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,882
Posted By raydm6
Nice photos! Glad your backup camera saved the...

Nice photos! Glad your backup camera saved the day. Had a similar problem in Venice this past September but not with any of my film cameras.

I decided to travel lite and just enjoy the trip with my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-17-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 9,057
Posted By raydm6
This may have been posted here before... Paal...

This may have been posted here before...

Paal Audestad's worn-out/rebuilt M4 (Repair of a Legend (http://blog.leica-camera.com/leica-news/repair-of-a-legend/))...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-16-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 8,151
Posted By raydm6
I agree with Vince. I recently got back from a...

I agree with Vince. I recently got back from a one week trip to Venice/Florence/Tuscany with my girlfriend. Took 1,857 photos (iPhone4 & Canon S90). Never done that before :D. Lots of nice...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-16-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,279
Posted By raydm6
Thumbs up Yes! Agreed! Have one on my IIIf/Summitar combo...

Yes! Agreed! Have one on my IIIf/Summitar combo also. Also like the 90/135 Leitz BL finders. (Link (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1302413&postcount=12))
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-20-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 3,352
Posted By raydm6
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8286/7772056648_24e6...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8286/7772056648_24e6240e37_o.jpg
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-30-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 8,916
Posted By raydm6
My new girlfriend is into French & Italian...

My new girlfriend is into French & Italian designer bags, shoes, and accessories. I now have a new appreciation of my Luigi half-cases :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-30-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 3,725
Posted By raydm6
Here.........

Here...... (http://photo.net/leica-rangefinders-forum/00Xqaq)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-25-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 1,949
Posted By raydm6
Weather Report - c. 1980 @ Berklee Performance Center

Dave, not recent and not exactly a club but...

....Shot these while I was a student at Berklee...

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2422/3979420299_952ce17516_z.jpg?zz=1
Joe Zawinal, Wayne Shorter,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-06-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By raydm6
"Leica Display...

"Leica Display (http://www.ebay.com/sch/?_nkw=leica%20display&clk_rvr_id=456325307169)" link to eBay... Some crazy prices here! :(

Good luck with the man-cam cave :)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-04-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 14,232
Posted By raydm6
Pre-Leica era 35mm Cameras (Link)

Here:

http://corsopolaris.net/supercameras/early/early_135.html
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-20-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 2,890
Posted By raydm6
Don't think I can part with mine. It's a nice...

Don't think I can part with mine. It's a nice contrast shooting with an M then switching to an LTM.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-20-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,160
Posted By raydm6
Congratulations! I think $349 is a good deal...

Congratulations! I think $349 is a good deal considering it had a recent Leica CLA.

I spent a lot more for my mint IIIf RD w/Summitar but I feel it was worth it. I mean, the way I look at it, they...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-18-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,219
Posted By raydm6
I can't answer your question as I'm more an...

I can't answer your question as I'm more an M2/M6 35 focal length guy but I wanted to welcome you and congratulate you on your newly acquired M3. I enjoyed your enthusiasm. They are quite the...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-10-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 7,104
Posted By raydm6
This was Frame #40. Looks like HCB's was #39?...

This was Frame #40. Looks like HCB's was #39? Late roll keepers :)

(Website link (http://blogs.dailyrecord.com/photojournalist/2008/12/24/making-of-an-icon/)) "...The world's most famous negative....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-02-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1,347
Posted By raydm6
Interesting Leica Copies

Not sure if this has been posted before. Wanted to share this link (http://corsopolaris.net/supercameras/LeicaCopy/newpage.html). Very interesting website. Some pretty wild Leica copies here. Here...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-01-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 3,685
Posted By raydm6
Yes, holding might give you some tactile...

Yes, holding might give you some tactile feedback.

I think you may have already convinced yourself going by your avatar :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-24-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 820
Posted By raydm6
Thanks for that Robert. Seems like some of these...

Thanks for that Robert. Seems like some of these Bokeh Kings can be Drama Queens if abused :)

So far, mine has been fine but I treat it well. (1st owner - purchased in '85)

Thread on p'net...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-23-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,517
Posted By raydm6
Agreed. Very nice! Would make an awesome National...

Agreed. Very nice! Would make an awesome National Geographic image. Well done!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-21-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 849
Posted By raydm6
The story of Ivo Kaluszna’s Leica camera

Link... (http://www.ushmm.org/support/mem-calendar/everydayobjects/details.php?content=04)

Video.. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkTtZfweyK4?rel=0).
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-21-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 20,803
Posted By raydm6
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2384/5712722396_2cb6...

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2384/5712722396_2cb6f38991_b.jpg
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-13-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 10,305
Posted By raydm6
My 1st M: a 1985 Wetzlar M6 Classic purchased new...

My 1st M: a 1985 Wetzlar M6 Classic purchased new - still have it. I'm a light shooter however so no problems and never had a need for service so far.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-27-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 8,427
Posted By raydm6
I feel the same. I own both the IV and the...

I feel the same. I own both the IV and the Summaron-M 2.8 and by far, prefer the character and rendering of the Summaron.
Forum: Yashica RF 11-11-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,080
Posted By raydm6
Pad of Death. Ok, just looked it up. Hmmm... I...

Pad of Death. Ok, just looked it up. Hmmm... I dunno... :(
Forum: Yashica RF 11-11-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,080
Posted By raydm6
Thanks Rick! It may be worth picking up. It is a...

Thanks Rick! It may be worth picking up. It is a beautiful camera. Very clean outside and in.



I'm not familiar with that? Related to the electronics?
Forum: Yashica RF 11-11-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,080
Posted By raydm6
Mint Yashica GSN Electro 35 for $29?

I came across a mint Yashica GSN Electro 35 w/ever-ready case, lens cap, and hot-shoe plastic cap for $29 at an antique co-op near me.

All seemed to work fine (can't test electronics - needs new...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-01-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 628
Posted By raydm6
Very nice Nick! I never shot Portra. This film...

Very nice Nick! I never shot Portra. This film interests me. I just bought some Portra 400 and will give it a go through my IIIf and Summitar. Thanks!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-01-2012
Replies: 615
Views: 141,211
Posted By raydm6
Here are a few from a thread I posted recently....

Here are a few from a thread I posted recently. The rest are here...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-18-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,485
Posted By raydm6
That is stunning! Congratulations!

That is stunning! Congratulations!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-12-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,493
Posted By raydm6
Thanks for the feedback everyone. Randy, I don't...

Thanks for the feedback everyone.

Randy, I don't know if this contributed to it but I downsized the original scans from 1024px on the short side to 512px. I think this might give the appearance of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-06-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,493
Posted By raydm6
Summitar @ f4

IIIf and 1949 coated Summitar. Shot on Kodak Gold 200 @f4 using 1/25 indoors to about 1/100 or 1/200 outdoors.

I was using the SBOOI bright-line finder so just did a quick focus through the IIIf,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-23-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,751
Posted By raydm6
If you already have the 35, maybe an M2 body?

If you already have the 35, maybe an M2 body?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-13-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 7,492
Posted By raydm6
Holy CRAP...

Holy CRAP (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-full-set-Swiss-Jaeger-LeCoultre-Compass-35mm-subminiature-camera-hk3120-/251063205385)! :eek:
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-25-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 17,836
Posted By raydm6
Thanks for this link! I agree... wonderful shots!

Thanks for this link! I agree... wonderful shots!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-25-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,483
Posted By raydm6
My 1st Rolleicord!

Hi Folks, I just recently picked up my 1st Rollei: a very lightly used Rolleicord Vb Type 2 w/original leather case. What a beautiful machine! It's practically in new condition. I'm guessing this is...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-15-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,753
Posted By raydm6
HU: Palm Press 6x9 Camera on Craigslist

Hi, I have no connection with the seller. Just pointing this out in case you are interested.

http://honolulu.craigslist.org/oah/pho/3188289046.html

I shot a test roll with this style of camera back...
Forum: Other RF 05-31-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,140
Posted By raydm6
"Limited edition rangefinder cameras"

http://www.ilottvintage.com/

http://store.ilottvintage.com/

Be careful and shop wisely. No returns (http://store.ilottvintage.com/customer-support) :cool:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-13-2012
Replies: 103
Views: 11,449
Posted By raydm6
It's been awhile for me: my last *new* Leica...

It's been awhile for me: my last *new* Leica rangefinder purchase was in 1985 when I bought an M6 Classic and 35mm Summicron. Shortly thereafter, added a new 90mm thin Tele-Elmarit 2.8 purchased from...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-04-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 750
Posted By raydm6
Leica IIIf dot on shutter button...

There's an off-center dot on my IIIf shutter button (as can be seen in this PDF manual (http://www.cameramanuals.org/leica_pdf/leica_if_iif_iiif-1.pdf)). I know it rotates as you cock the shutter but...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-21-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,889
Posted By raydm6
I have Luigi half-cases and straps for my IIIf...

I have Luigi half-cases and straps for my IIIf and M2 and couldn't be happier. Exquisite craftsmanship and *love* the smell :)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-21-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 6,008
Posted By raydm6
Happy Birthday Jesse! Beautiful gesture!! ...and...

Happy Birthday Jesse! Beautiful gesture!! ...and to others giving things away as well...

Congratulations to the winners :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-29-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By raydm6
Yes I use one occasionally. They are cute little...

Yes I use one occasionally. They are cute little machines. I picked one up at an antique co-op recently for $15 w/case.
Forum: Travel 03-22-2012
Replies: 121
Views: 20,034
Posted By raydm6
Just phenominal! Love the reflections in the...

Just phenominal! Love the reflections in the image above.

Love this one also (cute pup in the window - great expression). Notice the pups front legs compared to the child's legs. Great timing!!
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-17-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,763
Posted By raydm6
B&W Pencil Drawings Look Like Photographs...

I came across this today. Amazing!

link to article (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2115297/Paul-Cadden-The-hyperrealist-artist-recreating-photographs-pencil.html)...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-10-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 896
Posted By raydm6
Dave, we are very close! :D Wonderful website...

Dave, we are very close! :D

Wonderful website and portfolio. Enjoyed your photographs very much!!

The exhibit is very small but enjoyable. Some of the prints are "dark". Not sure if it was the...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-10-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 896
Posted By raydm6
Stieglitz "The Steerage" and others... Fitchburg Art Museum

Just came from this small exhibit at the Fitchburg Art Museum (Massachusetts). Only one week left unfortunately.

Interesting provenance next to the Stieglitz image which was given by him to Georgia...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-23-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,149
Posted By raydm6
Karsh Portrait Collection at the Brigham's (Boston)

(link (http://www.brighamandwomens.org/about_bwh/publicaffairs/news/publications/DisplayBulletin.aspx?articleid=5334))

I was at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston yesterday and happened to come...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-11-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 7,830
Posted By raydm6
Don't forget a good lens hood...

Don't forget a good lens hood :D

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3262/3145686488_a52d23bc88.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-11-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,925
Posted By raydm6
Congrats! I miss my 500CM. Sold it for my M6 back...

Congrats! I miss my 500CM. Sold it for my M6 back in the 80's. Also agree about the WLF. I loved looking down onto the screen. Used a Gossen Luna Pro SBC meter and transferred the EV using the EV...
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