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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-22-2007
Replies: 47
Views: 3,379
Posted By remrf
The Summilux looked the best to me followed by...

The Summilux looked the best to me followed by the Cannon. The last and first shot. However because your subject was backlit none of the uncoated lenses really had a chance. An interesting test none...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-12-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 931
Posted By remrf
Welcome to the rf forum. I'm sure others will be...

Welcome to the rf forum. I'm sure others will be along shortly to greet you as well. My first thought when reading your query was to remember that I got my Leica IIIa and Summar 50mm lens for about...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-07-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 2,653
Posted By remrf
How about 5 shots of you shooting your "candid"...

How about 5 shots of you shooting your "candid" street shots.

1. getting ready.

2. Choosing the street.

3. Finding the shot.

4. Shooting it.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-05-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,467
Posted By remrf
In one of John D. McDonald"s fiction novels a...

In one of John D. McDonald"s fiction novels a character makes the comment that "Most people use their eyes to keep from bumping into things". One of the first things I noticed after starting in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-05-2007
Replies: 49
Views: 2,542
Posted By remrf
No problem here. I recall an earlier thread the...

No problem here. I recall an earlier thread the topic of which eludes me wherein you described your technique for shooting i.e. having with you a sample of your candid street shots when you go out...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-05-2007
Replies: 49
Views: 2,542
Posted By remrf
[QUOTE=vrgard]I would like to suggest we keep...

[QUOTE=vrgard]I would like to suggest we keep this thread on topic - chest shooting or no? - rather than devolve into a debate about unstated and therefore assumed motives for how we shoot. Using...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-05-2007
Replies: 49
Views: 2,542
Posted By remrf
Other than the situation of an armed robbery or...

Other than the situation of an armed robbery or armed stand off with hostages I can't see myself 'sneeking" photographs of people on the street. And if you know or think people don't want their...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-04-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 2,180
Posted By remrf
I would suggest (as others have) looking into a...

I would suggest (as others have) looking into a 4x5" view camera. There are 120 roll film backs available for the format and many labs that still process both 4x5 and 120. Take a look at my camera...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-01-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,418
Posted By remrf
The distance the light has to travel has no...

The distance the light has to travel has no bearing on the issue because the manufacturer would take this into consideration when calibrating the light meter whether the camera in question was an slr...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-01-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,418
Posted By remrf
The viewing and focusing sustem of the camera...

The viewing and focusing sustem of the camera have nothing to do with it. The speeds used are a reflection of the asa or speed of the film and the aperture of the lens when used. If the metering of...
Forum: Off Topic 12-29-2006
Replies: 231
Views: 10,684
Posted By remrf
We don't need slower speeds, we need faster...

We don't need slower speeds, we need faster thinking drivers.[/QUOTE]


Or drivers that think at all. After using a motorcycle as my main work transportation for the last five years I am not at all...
Forum: Off Topic 12-29-2006
Replies: 231
Views: 10,684
Posted By remrf
I was a photographer in Viet Nam and carried a...

I was a photographer in Viet Nam and carried a weapon and a camera and used whichever was appropriate for the circumstance. When I left the military I had no desire to own a gun and did not for the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-24-2006
Replies: 50
Views: 3,696
Posted By remrf
My favorite at present is my Mamiya 645 with the...

My favorite at present is my Mamiya 645 with the 150mm lens. The depth of field at close to maximum f-stop is about perfect for portrature in my opinion.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-10-2006
Replies: 71
Views: 3,818
Posted By remrf
All of the photos on this thread have been images...

All of the photos on this thread have been images I can enjoy but two stand out to me right now.

Lushd: What on earrth did you do to make the images appear so "painted"? This is not a complaint by...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-10-2006
Replies: 150
Views: 11,385
Posted By remrf
1965: Yashica 44. Christmas gift. (Stolen...

1965: Yashica 44. Christmas gift. (Stolen shortly after arriving in Viet Nam),
1969: Yashica 124. Bought in country (Viet Nam) and used daily for photo duties while assigned as photographer for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-06-2006
Replies: 101
Views: 6,475
Posted By remrf
I went and had a look. Calling it a liberal web...

I went and had a look. Calling it a liberal web site is being very charitable. Just more anti-Bush yada-yada.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-17-2006
Replies: 40
Views: 1,933
Posted By remrf
As far as I know the general public likes and...

As far as I know the general public likes and regularly buys all of the photo subjects you have on your list. And ...oddly enough very few of them like "street photography" or even know what it is....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-17-2006
Replies: 40
Views: 1,933
Posted By remrf
And we/I should care about your narrow little...

And we/I should care about your narrow little point of view because....?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-28-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 1,736
Posted By remrf
I can see that I did not make the difference...

I can see that I did not make the difference clear. But you do have some of it right. A military combat photographer indeed has little choice in where and when he will be sent into the field.A combat...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-27-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 1,736
Posted By remrf
The majority of what I shot did go to the...

The majority of what I shot did go to the military and I did not keep copies. I assembled about 30 shots I wanted to keep at the time I shot them but by the time I finally left the military I was so...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-26-2006
Replies: 146
Views: 14,448
Posted By remrf
I have two in my car all the time. A heavy duty...

I have two in my car all the time. A heavy duty Bogen for mf and lf and a Slik U-212 for 35mm. I rarely use one for 35mm but almost always for the larger formats.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-26-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 1,736
Posted By remrf
I was not a "professional war photographer". I...

I was not a "professional war photographer". I was a combat photographer assigned to the 25th Infantry Division. I went on assignment as directed by the officer in charge of the photo section.I was...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-22-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 1,736
Posted By remrf
Well, it's his head and he can arrange to have it...

Well, it's his head and he can arrange to have it blown off if he want's to. As a former combat photographer I would be in the " I'll use a big ass tele lens" and be around tomorrow to shoot some...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-01-2006
Replies: 53
Views: 3,503
Posted By remrf
No bicycle here but I ended up taking in a lot of...

No bicycle here but I ended up taking in a lot of gear to work a few weeks ago. I am the project manager for a medical device and we just finished producing unit number of a run of 150. I wanted to...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-21-2006
Replies: 41
Views: 2,850
Posted By remrf
I don't see why you would not offer your honest...

I don't see why you would not offer your honest opinion about an image. I thought that was the point of this thread.I've praised and criticized images depending on what I saw posted. I've panned some...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-19-2006
Replies: 41
Views: 2,850
Posted By remrf
Thank you for your comments on the photo. It was...

Thank you for your comments on the photo. It was shot using a Mamiya 645 w/ a Mamiya f-2.8 150 mm lens on Ektachrome 100 asa. There was no foreground to include. Where I was standing with my tripod...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-18-2006
Replies: 41
Views: 2,850
Posted By remrf
What a great group of photographs in this thread....

What a great group of photographs in this thread. I like each one of the entries (other than my own) for a variety of reasons not the least of which is each is an example of a well framed landscape...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-17-2006
Replies: 41
Views: 2,850
Posted By remrf
Here's mine. A shot of Tucson from "A" Mountain...

Here's mine. A shot of Tucson from "A" Mountain just to the southwest of the city.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-16-2006
Replies: 41
Views: 2,850
Posted By remrf
I'll go another round.

I'll go another round.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-03-2006
Replies: 32
Views: 2,278
Posted By remrf
This has been an interesting thread as much for...

This has been an interesting thread as much for the comments after the critiques as for the critiques themselves. The comments on my image caused me to recall what my purpose was in taking the photo....
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-02-2006
Replies: 32
Views: 2,278
Posted By remrf
Quite the diverse group of images on this thread....

Quite the diverse group of images on this thread. I will make comments on the images in the order they appear.

Foolproof: At first I didn't see much of anything in this shot. But I came to like...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-01-2006
Replies: 32
Views: 2,278
Posted By remrf
Here's mine. The old Fox Tucson theater at night....

Here's mine. The old Fox Tucson theater at night. Rolleicord 1V w/80a filter,Ektachrome 100 asa.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-31-2006
Replies: 32
Views: 2,278
Posted By remrf
I'll go another round.

I'll go another round.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-29-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 2,961
Posted By remrf
I was kidding about existing light. I can see the...

I was kidding about existing light. I can see the main, fill and hair light but they are very subtle and do not call attention to the lighting over the subject.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-29-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 2,961
Posted By remrf
Sorry it took so long to respond to this thread....

Sorry it took so long to respond to this thread. Work has been...."interesting" of late. Plus I wanted to think a bit about my reactions to the photos posted on the thread.


Ampguy: I don't know if...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-28-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 2,961
Posted By remrf
Oh....two would be okay......as long as both are...

Oh....two would be okay......as long as both are beautiful women:D

Just kidding. I used to shoot portraits of couples and families.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-28-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 2,961
Posted By remrf
Here's mine. "Ashley". Mamiya 6x4.5, Tri-x 400...

Here's mine. "Ashley". Mamiya 6x4.5, Tri-x 400 asa. Developed in Microdol 1-1. Scan of neg.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-27-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 2,961
Posted By remrf
I think they saw your name on the thread and...

I think they saw your name on the thread and figured it would be hard to match your portrait of the little girl having tea. Tough act to follow. :D
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2006
Replies: 41
Views: 1,593
Posted By remrf
It sounds like what I used to hear in LA when I...

It sounds like what I used to hear in LA when I worked there. I met a girl by the swimming pool at the apartment I was staying at and asked her what she did. She said, I'm an actress. But my earth...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-26-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 2,961
Posted By remrf
I'll go another round.

I'll go another round.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-26-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 2,259
Posted By remrf
Now that all of the participants in the thread...

Now that all of the participants in the thread have posted their critiques I'll make a comment about my shot.

Stephanie, that is not a ferris wheel in the shot. I wish it were and that was my...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 754
Posted By remrf
Something a little different...

I just found out that there are some in the animal kingdom who are as devoted to film photography as us. Of course there had to be one oddball in the group who has gone digital....
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-25-2006
Replies: 43
Views: 3,359
Posted By remrf
Jan, I am happy to learn that your shot is...

Jan, I am happy to learn that your shot is actually much sharper than the screen image would indicate. I can imagine what the shot looks like in the 120 format and I would lose myself wandering...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-24-2006
Replies: 41
Views: 2,913
Posted By remrf
I don't think the themes are a bad idea. It...

I don't think the themes are a bad idea. It allows one to compare apples to apples as it were.


But I realized as I looked at the other images on the thread that I could not critique them fairly...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-24-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 2,259
Posted By remrf
All the entries have been posted and I have had...

All the entries have been posted and I have had some time to view them so I will start the critiques.

Nico: I am a big fan of shots such as yours. The repetition of form along the lines of...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-24-2006
Replies: 41
Views: 2,913
Posted By remrf
Having looked at all the other shots here in this...

Having looked at all the other shots here in this thread and reading the comments so far I think I should withdraw my entry. While my shot is on the street,(or at least in a sidewalk cafe at...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-24-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 2,259
Posted By remrf
Here's mine.

Here's mine.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-24-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 2,259
Posted By remrf
I'll go another round.

I'll go another round.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-23-2006
Replies: 43
Views: 3,359
Posted By remrf
Lots of good landscape views in this thread. Two...

Lots of good landscape views in this thread. Two of them make me miss the ocean and two others make me miss the eastern portion of the states where the seasons are marked with beautiful color...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-23-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 2,232
Posted By remrf
Thanks for the comments. The image posted is a...

Thanks for the comments. The image posted is a scan of as much of the 11x14" wet print as my scanner would allow. The original is not cropped so tight and shows more of the model's hair. I...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-23-2006
Replies: 42
Views: 3,135
Posted By remrf
I think you will find as many opinions on this as...

I think you will find as many opinions on this as there are people to offer them. Cropping or framing "in camera" is a good idea when it can be managed but is not always an option when going for the...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-23-2006
Replies: 41
Views: 2,913
Posted By remrf
That's 5 . Here we go. Leica IIIa w/ Summar...

That's 5 . Here we go.

Leica IIIa w/ Summar 50mm
Kodak C-41 B&W ASA 400
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-22-2006
Replies: 41
Views: 2,913
Posted By remrf
Okay. I don't have many street shots but I'm game.

Okay. I don't have many street shots but I'm game.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-22-2006
Replies: 43
Views: 3,359
Posted By remrf
I'll try again. I started to post once before but...

I'll try again. I started to post once before but did not attach the image. Duh!
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-22-2006
Replies: 43
Views: 3,359
Posted By remrf
Okay. I'll play another round.

Okay. I'll play another round.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-22-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 2,232
Posted By remrf
I have a few observations to make before I begin...

I have a few observations to make before I begin my critiques.

1. I would urge all participants in these critique threads to re-size their entries to about 800x600 before posting them. This allows...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-22-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 2,232
Posted By remrf
Raid, Not all of the entries have been posted...

Raid, Not all of the entries have been posted yet. Why don't you hold off on the critiques until then?
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-21-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 2,232
Posted By remrf
Here is mine. A portrait of Randi. Minolta 7000...

Here is mine. A portrait of Randi. Minolta 7000 w/ 50mm lens, Plus-X.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-21-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 2,232
Posted By remrf
Me too. This is fun.

Me too. This is fun.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-20-2006
Replies: 65
Views: 2,090
Posted By remrf
Although I would jump at the chance to photograph...

Although I would jump at the chance to photograph a beautiful woman nude I doubt there is much of anything new to say in that area. It has been done thousands of times from probably every angle and...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-20-2006
Replies: 39
Views: 3,018
Posted By remrf
Oddly enough the sunset was pretty cool again...

Oddly enough the sunset was pretty cool again tonight and I shot again from about the same place with about the same crop. The show never ends in Az.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-20-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 3,227
Posted By remrf
I was shooting Kodak C-41 B&W. And what you seen...

I was shooting Kodak C-41 B&W. And what you seen is the direct scan of the neg.I have been meaning to go back and shoot some more there as I have not yet covered all the interesting views of the...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-20-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 3,227
Posted By remrf
My photo was taken at a place called "La Placita...

My photo was taken at a place called "La Placita Village" in downtown Tucson. It is one of the urban renewal projects that the city forces upon itself from time to time supposedly to draw people back...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-18-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 3,227
Posted By remrf
Here we go in the order the images appear in the...

Here we go in the order the images appear in the thread.


Ampguy: This is a photo I like more each time I view it. The square format works well for this shot. There is both a graphic as well as a...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-17-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 2,362
Posted By remrf
Sorry it took me so long. Work has been...

Sorry it took me so long. Work has been "interesting" the last few days and I've come home too beat to do much of anything that required thought.

Todd.Hanz: A well crafted photograph. I especially...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-16-2006
Replies: 42
Views: 3,135
Posted By remrf
Good story on the Iraq photo Mango. Iff, as far...

Good story on the Iraq photo Mango. Iff, as far as I know there was no requirement that the photo had to be taken with an rf camera. The one I entered was shot with an 35mm slr and on a previous...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-16-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 3,227
Posted By remrf
Here is mine. Leica IIIa w/ Summar 50mm.

Here is mine. Leica IIIa w/ Summar 50mm.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-15-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 3,227
Posted By remrf
Okay. I'll play another round.

Okay. I'll play another round.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-13-2006
Replies: 42
Views: 2,334
Posted By remrf
I always thought the two terms described the...

I always thought the two terms described the different activities quite well. My first job in photography was as a combat photographer with the Army in Viet Nam. I "took" photographs of scenes or...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-13-2006
Replies: 42
Views: 2,334
Posted By remrf
I guess you could put it that way. "Making" a...

I guess you could put it that way. "Making" a photograph means just that. Starting with zero. A black or white screen and filling it with what is desired and lighting the subject(s) in the manner one...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-13-2006
Replies: 42
Views: 2,334
Posted By remrf
To me the difference between taking and making a...

To me the difference between taking and making a photograph has to do with where you are doing it. Not what kind of camera.

In the studio I am starting with a blank page as it were. There is...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-12-2006
Replies: 42
Views: 3,135
Posted By remrf
I will go down the list of photos as they appear...

I will go down the list of photos as they appear in the thread.

iff : I remember a thread on the general discussion forum several months back concerning portraits. It seemed to me at the time that...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-12-2006
Replies: 42
Views: 3,135
Posted By remrf
Ditto for me.

Ditto for me.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-12-2006
Replies: 39
Views: 3,018
Posted By remrf
As I was wandering through my images I found a...

As I was wandering through my images I found a couple shot from about the same point and with a similar look to the sky which did not have the urban intrusions in them. I haven't checked but I'll bet...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-11-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 2,362
Posted By remrf
This is starting off well I think. Here is mine.

This is starting off well I think. Here is mine.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-11-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 2,362
Posted By remrf
According to the definition I just read camera...

According to the definition I just read camera porn can be considered "still life".
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-11-2006
Replies: 42
Views: 3,135
Posted By remrf
Here is mine. Portrait of David. Minolta 7000,...

Here is mine. Portrait of David. Minolta 7000, Plus-X. I don't recall what I used to develop it but it was enlarged on my Daylab to 8x10".
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-10-2006
Replies: 39
Views: 3,018
Posted By remrf
hey nomade, I just read your thread about the...

hey nomade, I just read your thread about the botched ( I mean totally screwed) processing of your film. I went back and looked at your photo again and tried to imagine what it would look like had...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-10-2006
Replies: 74
Views: 2,728
Posted By remrf
At first I thought you were reffering to me but I...

At first I thought you were reffering to me but I just looked and you are the only one not to have posted your critiques on round #11. Back to the salt mines Big G!...:)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-10-2006
Replies: 74
Views: 2,728
Posted By remrf
I have heard it mentioned that the photographer...

I have heard it mentioned that the photographer who manipulated the image (I've seen it and it is pathetic) claimed he was trying to remove dust spots.

From what? There was no negative or print on...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-10-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 2,362
Posted By remrf
Very much!:D But I am not going to post anything...

Very much!:D But I am not going to post anything you might have seen before. That would be no fun.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-10-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 2,362
Posted By remrf
I want to play.

I want to play.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-10-2006
Replies: 42
Views: 3,135
Posted By remrf
Glad to have you and thank you for participating....

Glad to have you and thank you for participating. And the way this thread is filling up so far the time zone differences won't matter at all. Besides we have as much time as it takes for all of us to...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-10-2006
Replies: 42
Views: 3,135
Posted By remrf
Well Big G, one of us has cooties I guess. Or...

Well Big G, one of us has cooties I guess. Or there are only two or three of us on this forum who shoot pictures of real people up close and personal. You know, when you actually have to talk to the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-09-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 1,310
Posted By remrf
I agree. Thanks to you both for creating the...

I agree. Thanks to you both for creating the critique forum. I've enjoyed the one's I've been in so far and they have helped me to refocus (so to speak) on what I am doing and want to do with a...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-09-2006
Replies: 39
Views: 3,018
Posted By remrf
Once again I will make my comments on the photos...

Once again I will make my comments on the photos in the order in which they appear in the thread.

Ducky: I apparently lack the sophistication to appreciate this photo. I don't "get it". If I look at...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-09-2006
Replies: 42
Views: 3,135
Posted By remrf
I'm in on this one too.

I'm in on this one too.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-08-2006
Replies: 39
Views: 3,018
Posted By remrf
My photo for this round. Sunset from my backyard.

My photo for this round. Sunset from my backyard.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-07-2006
Replies: 42
Views: 3,387
Posted By remrf
I could only post three images per post or I...

I could only post three images per post or I would have included the new crop on the first image. Here it is
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-07-2006
Replies: 42
Views: 3,387
Posted By remrf
Well thank you. Images such as this are probably...

Well thank you. Images such as this are probably an aquired taste. I was inspired by some macro-abstracts I had seen elsewhere online and wanted to try my hand at it. The subject is a 4" wide roll of...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-07-2006
Replies: 39
Views: 3,018
Posted By remrf
I'll go another round.

I'll go another round.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-07-2006
Replies: 42
Views: 3,387
Posted By remrf
An interesting and (for me) more difficult series...

An interesting and (for me) more difficult series of photo's to critique in this group.

Ampguy: Good work imo. I like photo's such as this one. Photo's that draw the eye into the scene and deliver...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-06-2006
Replies: 42
Views: 3,387
Posted By remrf
Here is mine. A light and shadow abstract.

Here is mine. A light and shadow abstract.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-06-2006
Replies: 42
Views: 3,387
Posted By remrf
As there does not seem to be a line I'll have...

As there does not seem to be a line I'll have another go.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-06-2006
Replies: 35
Views: 3,126
Posted By remrf
Oops. Got the wrong image in the first post. The...

Oops. Got the wrong image in the first post. The first image should be this one. And the third mentioned is this one.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-06-2006
Replies: 35
Views: 3,126
Posted By remrf
Thanks to all who participated in this round of...

Thanks to all who participated in this round of critiques. I think every one of the suggestions concerning my posted photo have merit.

Wlewisiii nailed the circumstance perfectly. The shot was...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-05-2006
Replies: 35
Views: 3,126
Posted By remrf
What a great selection of images. I'm going to go...

What a great selection of images. I'm going to go down the list in the order they appear in the thread.

Wlewisiii: Strong composition with interesting visual line intersections. A well composed...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-05-2006
Replies: 35
Views: 3,126
Posted By remrf
As far as I'm concerned it does not have to be a...

As far as I'm concerned it does not have to be a rangefinder shot. My entry is not.

Open a post reply and scroll down to the bottom of the page to find a box labled "manage attachments". Click on...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-05-2006
Replies: 35
Views: 3,126
Posted By remrf
Heres mine. Mamiya 6x4.5. Tri-X asa 400 developed...

Heres mine. Mamiya 6x4.5. Tri-X asa 400 developed in Microdol-X 1-1.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-04-2006
Replies: 35
Views: 3,126
Posted By remrf
I'm in for this one.

I'm in for this one.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-03-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 1,876
Posted By remrf
[QUOTE=ywenz]Day light works great.. here are...

[QUOTE=ywenz]Day light works great.. here are some shots of food that was layed out on our dinner table. No diffusion of any sorts were done... just the light from the window..


While I will...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-03-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 1,876
Posted By remrf
I worked for two years with a commercial...

I worked for two years with a commercial photographer who was well known for his food shots. He had a full kitchen at the back end of the studio just for food prep. For any other studio product shot...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-03-2006
Replies: 94
Views: 3,086
Posted By remrf
An interesting thread. I lean toward being in...

An interesting thread. I lean toward being in favor of critiques. The person who is "pursuing his or her own vision" should be prepared to have a small audience. When I hear that phrase applied to a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-30-2006
Replies: 38
Views: 3,812
Posted By remrf
You'd lose your bet. "Tulsa" by Larry Clark....

You'd lose your bet.

"Tulsa" by Larry Clark. Published originally in the early 70's. I did not like it then nor do I like it now.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-30-2006
Replies: 38
Views: 3,812
Posted By remrf
Great by someone elses standards.

Great by someone elses standards.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-30-2006
Replies: 38
Views: 3,812
Posted By remrf
It depends on the circumstance in which I am...

It depends on the circumstance in which I am viewing the photograph. When I am viewing them online they are usually in a reduced size which allows one to view the total image at a glance. The first...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-30-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 556
Posted By remrf
Ditto here. Good shots all but the third has some...

Ditto here. Good shots all but the third has some magic.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-24-2006
Replies: 88
Views: 3,043
Posted By remrf
I don't know what this is other than abstract. It...

I don't know what this is other than abstract. It was the first exposure on a roll I shot with a Leica IIIa using Kodak C-41 B&W film. It looks like a ceramic jar to me but we don't own anything...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-23-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By remrf
Wouldn't that be a big negative and not a...

Wouldn't that be a big negative and not a photograph? I did not see anything about a reversal going on or special chemistry to make a positive if such is available.
Forum: Yashica RF 07-16-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,002
Posted By remrf
You are a braver man than I. :rolleyes:

You are a braver man than I. :rolleyes:
Forum: Off Topic 07-12-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 1,023
Posted By remrf
I played drums in various local Jazz,country and...

I played drums in various local Jazz,country and rock bands for about 35 years.I also played symphonic percussion while in college. In the last few years of playing I expanded to keyboards as well. I...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-09-2006
Replies: 74
Views: 9,320
Posted By remrf
I have a 6x7 and a 6x9 roll film back for my 4x5"...

I have a 6x7 and a 6x9 roll film back for my 4x5" cameras. I can't say that I use them much. I've been using my Mamiya 645 for most of my 120 format shooting.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-08-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 1,085
Posted By remrf
Frank, I just went through something similar last...

Frank, I just went through something similar last weekend. The Kodak fixer packet I got said to mix at between 64-78f. The problem was that in Tucson in the summer the "cold" tap water comes out at...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-03-2006
Replies: 88
Views: 3,493
Posted By remrf
There is nothing like shooting film and very...

There is nothing like shooting film and very shortly after looking at the images to improve one's eye and technical skills.

However I have been reminded recently of a truth I learned while playing...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-03-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 713
Posted By remrf
I don't sell any of my cameras (so far) but I do...

I don't sell any of my cameras (so far) but I do shuffle between formats. My normal day to day carry along camera is a 35mm. Of late that has been the Yashica GS.

But I have been shooting more...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-01-2006
Replies: 59
Views: 3,538
Posted By remrf
I live in Tucson,Arizona. That's pronounced...

I live in Tucson,Arizona. That's pronounced "To-sahn". Not "Tuckson". Although Father Franciso Kino established the Mission San Xavier del Bac in 1699 southwest of what would become the city it...
Forum: Yashica RF 07-01-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,569
Posted By remrf
What battery are you using? If using an adapter...

What battery are you using? If using an adapter for the newer but smaller sized batteries are you sure it is passing current to the camera? If you are using the tin foil and paper spacing style...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-01-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 1,646
Posted By remrf
The mall and the arena areas are private property...

The mall and the arena areas are private property and the owners can establish whatever rules they wish. The malls locally have signs at all the entrances dictating the rules to be followed therein....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-26-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,200
Posted By remrf
Best laugh I've had this week. And a dead center...

Best laugh I've had this week. And a dead center hit.
Forum: Yashica RF 06-18-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,128
Posted By remrf
I think one of the reasons I had not looked to...

I think one of the reasons I had not looked to reflectors so far was the problem of positioning them correctky without an assistant. But it occurs to me that it would not be very had to fasten the...
Forum: Yashica RF 06-18-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,128
Posted By remrf
Good idea. I've not worked with reflectors. One...

Good idea. I've not worked with reflectors. One of the reasons I used the umbrella was to provide a catchlight for her eyes. Can this be done effectively with a reflector?

Also the shots using the...
Forum: Yashica RF 06-18-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,128
Posted By remrf
2nd photo shoot with Ashley

A young lady I work with has been very generous with her time in the last few months. I had asked her some time ago if she would be willing to pose for me in various locations around Tucson and she...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-16-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 1,599
Posted By remrf
Thanks for the link. Some of the shots were of...

Thanks for the link. Some of the shots were of places I have been(or am now) such as the Arizona desert and things have not changed all that much other than the "desert" being a little farther from...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-13-2006
Replies: 60
Views: 2,645
Posted By remrf
The answer for me has changed over the years I...

The answer for me has changed over the years I have been taking photographs.

At first I took them to learn about a technology that I found very interesting.

For a time I took them because that was...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-11-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 6,531
Posted By remrf
I use lens cleaning tissue and lens cleaner....

I use lens cleaning tissue and lens cleaner. Perhaps the composition of the lens cleaner fluid has changed over the years because I don't recall having the thin residue layer I get now in the 60's...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-11-2006
Replies: 35
Views: 14,072
Posted By remrf
Congrats on your new camera. I have owned three...

Congrats on your new camera. I have owned three of the Mats over the years and still have one of them. It has lens problems so it isn't used but rarely however I also have a Rolliecord 1V and agree...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-09-2006
Replies: 45
Views: 3,015
Posted By remrf
My digital has a mode that covers the lcd and...

My digital has a mode that covers the lcd and flips the image to the viewfinder. After just a few days I found I rarely use the lcd on the back. Old school I guess. I'm just used to using the...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-08-2006
Replies: 79
Views: 14,329
Posted By remrf
Durn!!!!!!!! One of the machine shop programs...

Durn!!!!!!!!

One of the machine shop programs running right now where I work is producing "scrap" aluminum plates that are 1/4"x6.25"x7.25". When I saw them it occurred to me that they were about...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-07-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,026
Posted By remrf
I'm not sure I understand the questions. The word...

I'm not sure I understand the questions. The word "tele" conotes a lens that is longer than the "normal" lens for a given format. And the focal length of that lens can vary from format to format. In...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2006
Replies: 91
Views: 4,428
Posted By remrf
I bounce back and forth between a Leica IIIa with...

I bounce back and forth between a Leica IIIa with Summar 50mm and a Yashica GS.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-05-2006
Replies: 79
Views: 14,329
Posted By remrf
I couldn't stand it any longer. :bang:...

I couldn't stand it any longer. :bang:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7623140782

This is just too cool not to try.

I'm going about it a little differently but will end up at...
Forum: Yashica RF 05-25-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,085
Posted By remrf
Thank you. That is the most concise description...

Thank you. That is the most concise description of an elctronic shutter action I have yet read. Easy to understand and to the point. I knew it was completely variable but had forgotten the...
Forum: Yashica RF 05-24-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,085
Posted By remrf
As I recall the camera can do odd fractions of...

As I recall the camera can do odd fractions of standard shutter times depending upon light value so I don't think it would be something you can count on exactly.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-24-2006
Replies: 79
Views: 14,329
Posted By remrf
Very cool. I think I'm feeling just the slightest...

Very cool. I think I'm feeling just the slightest onset of GAS . A compact folding rangefinder in 4x5" . OOOOOh!.

Is it done yet???????????
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-15-2006
Replies: 46
Views: 2,245
Posted By remrf
I remember reading a statement in a photo...

I remember reading a statement in a photo magazine about color photography that I thought (and think) has a lot of merit. It went somthing like, "Color in a photograph can as easily hide the subject...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-15-2006
Replies: 32
Views: 5,217
Posted By remrf
It is possible that the woman just tossed your...

It is possible that the woman just tossed your roll in the trash and pulled out a roll that some other customer had shot with the lens cap on or had processed thinking they had exposures on what was...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-14-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 858
Posted By remrf
I'm using a 6vdc battery in the Yashica Electro...

I'm using a 6vdc battery in the Yashica Electro 35 with a straight through adapter. The original voltage was 5.5 I think. I read in more than one location on a google search that it did not seem to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-14-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 858
Posted By remrf
I don't know about the Cannon series but a friend...

I don't know about the Cannon series but a friend had some Nikons that used a mercury battery and he sent them to a tech who recalibrated the meter to the new voltage. When he got them back they were...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-14-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 1,709
Posted By remrf
Just the opposite with me. I have three slr's and...

Just the opposite with me. I have three slr's and I enjoy shooting with them whenever the situation warrants it. My sister in law gave me a Pentax the model of which escapes me at the moment but its...
Forum: Yashica RF 05-14-2006
Replies: 845
Views: 210,441
Posted By remrf
[QUOTE=jan normandale]@ remf "Although the...

[QUOTE=jan normandale]@ remf

"Although the Yashica E 35 will compute long exposures on its own I took along my meter and shot in bulb using the exposures indicated by my meter. Aperture in all...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-13-2006
Replies: 79
Views: 14,329
Posted By remrf
I can't say the examples of photos on the listing...

I can't say the examples of photos on the listing did anyting for me but the idea has intrigued me for some time. Certainly a compact 4x5" rangefinder if done correctly. Small and light is good....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-02-2006
Replies: 48
Views: 4,192
Posted By remrf
I like your shots. Especially the first one as it...

I like your shots. Especially the first one as it has the look of (to me) of a painted abstract. Camera tossing is a little bit too random for my personal taste but I have seen some interesting...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-28-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 2,196
Posted By remrf
There was an indoor .22 caliber range at my high...

There was an indoor .22 caliber range at my high school as well but it had been closed down before I started in 65'. My scout troop summer camp also had a small caliber range and a number of single...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-26-2006
Replies: 520
Views: 26,277
Posted By remrf
Me with my motorcycle on a windy February day.

Me with my motorcycle on a windy February day.
Forum: Yashica RF 04-23-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 3,018
Posted By remrf
What you say is true for the Leica which has a...

What you say is true for the Leica which has a focal plane horozontal curtain shutter. But the Yashica has a copal leaf shutter which means that all speeds are in "sync"( I.E. the flash is triggered...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-22-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,110
Posted By remrf
You say you are 21 and I will not dispute this....

You say you are 21 and I will not dispute this. Whether or not you are ignorant I cannot speak to as I do not know you nor the level of or the amount of nor the quality of your education.

However...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-22-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,110
Posted By remrf
"Over the hill"? WHHHHY Boy, from where yer'...

"Over the hill"? WHHHHY Boy, from where yer' standing you cain't even see the front side of the hill". :D
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-22-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,110
Posted By remrf
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOps I just realized I mixed books...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOps

I just realized I mixed books up. The book I was refering to was "Understanding Media" by Marshal McCluhan. Not "Future Shock" by Alvin Toffler which I think I also read but for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-22-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,110
Posted By remrf
Thanks for the mini review. The bessa R is...

Thanks for the mini review. The bessa R is looking better and better to me as time goes by.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-22-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,110
Posted By remrf
I did read it though I don't know that I agree...

I did read it though I don't know that I agree with everything he had to say. Perception is NOT reality in most cases. And one could get hurt or killed quite easily following the axiom that it is. ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-22-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,110
Posted By remrf
Odd that you would mention the Bessa R just now....

Odd that you would mention the Bessa R just now. As your post came in I was looking at one on ebay. What do you think of it. Obviously you liked the camera as you bought one but what observations...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-22-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,110
Posted By remrf
Don't give me any guff yung'un. When I was your...

Don't give me any guff yung'un. When I was your age I was a year older than that.. :rolleyes:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-22-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,110
Posted By remrf
"Its really old".....

A young man (21 years old) I work with and I were having a conversasion the other day and it came up that I was involved in photography. He told me one of his interests was snow skiing and that...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-21-2006
Replies: 71
Views: 3,195
Posted By remrf
Nice work. I really like the stairs shot. It has...

Nice work. I really like the stairs shot. It has an abstract simplicity with an interesting tonal range and the kind of lines that draws my eye to it and into the frame.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-20-2006
Replies: 71
Views: 3,195
Posted By remrf
Of late this is my favorite rf shot. The...

Of late this is my favorite rf shot. The starkness of it and simplicity of repeated form.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-20-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,245
Posted By remrf
I don't know about digital being more accurate...

I don't know about digital being more accurate but it is certainly easier to read at a glance. You should be able to do very well in that price range. I bought my Luna Star F for $100.00 on ebay....
Forum: Yashica RF 04-19-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 3,018
Posted By remrf
Yashica Electro 35 flash sync question

I know that the sync speed for the Electro 35 camera is supposed to be a 30th of a sec. when in flash mode. My question is why?

The camera has a leaf shutter supposedly sync'd at all speeds. Does ...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-18-2006
Replies: 468
Views: 45,221
Posted By remrf
I think you'll find the same effect increasing as...

I think you'll find the same effect increasing as you go up the film size food chain. I tend to take more time composing and checking exposure when shooting 4x5" than I do with either mf or 35mm. I...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-17-2006
Replies: 468
Views: 45,221
Posted By remrf
I have three and use two of them as the mood...

I have three and use two of them as the mood strikes me. The third one, a Yashica 124 G has fungus in the lens and is waiting for me to open it up to see if it is fixable. The other two, a Rolliecord...
Forum: Yashica RF 04-16-2006
Replies: 845
Views: 210,441
Posted By remrf
Back to La Placita Villiage at night

I am currently involved in a program at work where the two owners of the company and four employees are studying to take a Cisco Systems exam for certification to install lan systems. We started a...
Forum: Yashica RF 04-13-2006
Replies: 845
Views: 210,441
Posted By remrf
Why thank you. And it means a lot more coming...

Why thank you. And it means a lot more coming from such an unbiased source. :D
Forum: Yashica RF 04-13-2006
Replies: 845
Views: 210,441
Posted By remrf
Thank you, I had to wait through 45 minutes of...

Thank you, I had to wait through 45 minutes of dreary inarticulate blithering from the "speakers" for the group and stomp on a few tv news types to get and keep my camera position but I did get the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-13-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 1,811
Posted By remrf
Some folks here have gotten what I would call...

Some folks here have gotten what I would call excellent results with it. My personal experience is a little more confusing. It depends a lot on the quality of the processor and how fresh(or not) the...
Forum: Yashica RF 04-12-2006
Replies: 845
Views: 210,441
Posted By remrf
The lens appears perfectly clean and in...

The lens appears perfectly clean and in alignment. I got the same results from a roll of Kodak asa 200 color shot the same day in a different camera and processed at the same time as the B&W.

Here's...
Forum: Yashica RF 04-12-2006
Replies: 845
Views: 210,441
Posted By remrf
Granted the one I posted I thought was one of the...

Granted the one I posted I thought was one of the better ones.

Here's one from the same roll that is more of what I thought of as bad. ASA 200 Kodak is the next roll to go in the E35 GS.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-12-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 890
Posted By remrf
For me in Az. Shooting C-41 is a crap shoot. Even...

For me in Az. Shooting C-41 is a crap shoot. Even if I take it to the "pro lab" I frequent. Just last weekend I shot a fresh roll of Kodak C-41 B&W in one camera and a fresh roll of Kodak asa 200...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-12-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 890
Posted By remrf
My first thought was something with a very low...

My first thought was something with a very low asa for the finest grain. But your answer is probably more practical.
Forum: Yashica RF 04-11-2006
Replies: 845
Views: 210,441
Posted By remrf
This is one of the shots from the first roll...

This is one of the shots from the first roll through the Electro 35 GS I got last Saturday. The film is the Kodak C-41 asa 400 B&W film. I have shot this type of film in my Leica at the same...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-10-2006
Replies: 2,167
Views: 616,891
Posted By remrf
For the uninitiated it's called a "bug" and...

For the uninitiated it's called a "bug" and before digital keys it was probably the fastest key to be had. It takes some getting used to however if one has only used a standard key. It moves...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-10-2006
Replies: 2,167
Views: 616,891
Posted By remrf
My 1936 IIIa and my Dad's 1930's Vibroplex...

My 1936 IIIa and my Dad's 1930's Vibroplex telegraph key. It's got nothing to do with the camera other than they are of a similar vintage and are both very precise mechanical designs. And I think...
Forum: Off Topic 04-10-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By remrf
I hear ya' Frank. My scooter has been down for...

I hear ya' Frank. My scooter has been down for about 10 days (for the first time in five years) with a gummed up carb. I tried and failed to fix it the weekend before last and finally called a friend...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-09-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 924
Posted By remrf
I just looked at the 12 photos. In my opinion...

I just looked at the 12 photos. In my opinion only a few of them showed the "style" of HCB without being very nearly a copy of one of his photos. When I voted ( for the first and only time) I got a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-09-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,303
Posted By remrf
[QUOTE=bmattock]You can't look at them via the...

[QUOTE=bmattock]You can't look at them via the Gallery. You can only see the twelve finalists, and you can only see that on the thread marked "Let the Winner Be Chosen." Which is where you can also...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-09-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,303
Posted By remrf
[QUOTE=bmattock]Yes, it sounds like your shutter...

[QUOTE=bmattock]Yes, it sounds like your shutter is fine. Default speed for a non-working metering system on these cameras is 1/500th of a second, so if you are getting something that sounds even...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-09-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,303
Posted By remrf
[QUOTE=bmattock]Try those shutter speeds out! I...

[QUOTE=bmattock]Try those shutter speeds out! I test mine by holding my hand over the light sensor and activating the shutter, then moving my hand a bit and doing it again, etc. I like to hear the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-08-2006
Replies: 5,602
Views: 987,903
Posted By remrf
Yashica Electro 35 GS

Just got it today. I started a roll of C-41 asa 400 B&W with a coffee and camera shot of my Leica IIIa with it just now. I will post that and other shots with the Yashica later today (it's after...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-08-2006
Replies: 5,602
Views: 987,903
Posted By remrf
Yashica Electro 35 GS

Just got it today. I started a roll of C-41 asa 400 B&W with a coffee and camera shot of my Leica IIIa with it just now. I will post that and other shots with the Yashica later today (it's after...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-08-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,303
Posted By remrf
Yashica rf arrived today!

My Yashica Electro 35 GS arrived today and its a beauty. When I mentioned that I was getting this camera last week I had not realized that I was getting it from another rff member. I had originally...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-08-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By remrf
Congradulations! I was trying to remember what my...

Congradulations! I was trying to remember what my first paying photo job was and I think it was for a motorcycle related product in the late 70's for magazine placement. To be precise it was my...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-07-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 890
Posted By remrf
Glad to see you got your nic back. As to the...

Glad to see you got your nic back.

As to the review I would prefer just the facts in a lens review. I'm not sure how one's personal feelings relate to performance of an optical device.

1. The...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-05-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 836
Posted By remrf
Although all might not agree I think you are on...

Although all might not agree I think you are on the right track . I have never been of the "Throw lots of mud on the wall and hope some of sticks" school of photography.

There is a technique I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-03-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 810
Posted By remrf
I am looking forward to it as well. One of the...

I am looking forward to it as well. One of the things I DO remember about it was that it had a pretty good viewfinder in it. I love my IIIa......but it is not the easiest rf camera to focus or frame...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-03-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 810
Posted By remrf
Yashica Rf camera on the way..

Sunday I was browsing another forum (apug.org) and ran across a thread on the Yashica Electro 35. I had bought a new one of these in 1970 during my tour in Viet Nam. At the time I was not really sure...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-02-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 1,592
Posted By remrf
Bill, I'm with the others who recommend that you...

Bill, I'm with the others who recommend that you pass on the deal. Those in the church who are arguing for lower prices have no idea what is involved in producing professional results consistantly...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-01-2006
Replies: 71
Views: 3,176
Posted By remrf
Shot some downtown today with the IIIa. It...

Shot some downtown today with the IIIa. It appears that the shutter has a problem. I'm guessing the shutter cloth is worn thin and in higher light situations it becomes visible. You can see it...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-30-2006
Replies: 45
Views: 1,918
Posted By remrf
I was one who viewed the Capa post and went to...

I was one who viewed the Capa post and went to several sites to look at his work. Thank you for posting the thread. I was familar only with the fallen soldier image from his extensive body of work....
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-27-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By remrf
Sorry to hear you are having problems. But at...

Sorry to hear you are having problems. But at least you can still use the lens albeit manually.

I have a similar situation happening on my Mamiya C-3. On later models of the Mamiya tlr the action...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-27-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,076
Posted By remrf
I bought my current digital camera with a...

I bought my current digital camera with a variation of this theme in mind. My idea was to use the Minolta z-1 as a "digital polaroid".

When I worked in the commercial photography arena (about 20...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-27-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 929
Posted By remrf
I went and looked at some of the shots I had done...

I went and looked at some of the shots I had done with the 61 before I got the Summar and you are right. It is a more contrasty lens and one shot which most closely approximated the lighting of the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-27-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 929
Posted By remrf
Odd that you would say this. During the entire...

Odd that you would say this. During the entire shoot I was having her drop her chin slightly as she was naturally posing with her chin held higher. I did not like the angle when viewed through the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-26-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 929
Posted By remrf
Your shot has the contrast range I would hope to...

Your shot has the contrast range I would hope to get from the film but have not as of yet. I have shot the film at rated asa a few times in the past and was not happy with the results. Kind of flat...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-26-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 929
Posted By remrf
Yup. Its a 50mm. The only lens I have at present...

Yup. Its a 50mm. The only lens I have at present for the IIIa. And I think you are right. The framing is too tight. I wanted to get in close for the best detail but played too close to the limits...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-26-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 929
Posted By remrf
First shots of Ashley with the IIIa

A young lady I work with agreed to pose for me and after two weekends with lousy weather we finally got together today. She was a very easy subject to work with and I wish I could have done her...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-26-2006
Replies: 41
Views: 1,853
Posted By remrf
I like the concept of # 1,2, and 4 though the...

I like the concept of # 1,2, and 4 though the framing of the subject in 1 and 4 throws me off a bit. For the subject to be that far to one side of the image there should be something that balances...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-26-2006
Replies: 44
Views: 2,003
Posted By remrf
So you are saying that you feel you have zero...

So you are saying that you feel you have zero charisma and need some artificial means to get women to notice that you exist?

I would suggest that you don't need a camera . You need a reality check. ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-25-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By remrf
Its the "4th Avenue Street Fair" . An event that...

Its the "4th Avenue Street Fair" . An event that has been going on for about 25 plus year now.
For those not familiar with Tucson 4th Avenue is one of the older areas in the city and was/is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-25-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By remrf
You are right. I do! Thanks for the tip. I had...

You are right. I do! Thanks for the tip. I had not googled the style yet but I can see that I will spend some time doing so.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-25-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By remrf
Another OT but photo related thread

I just got back from a street fair held biannually here in Tucson and one of the vendors was an artist who did "photo realistic" art. From ten feet you would swear they were large color photographic...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-24-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 970
Posted By remrf
I bought my 50mm F-2 Summar from them and at...

I bought my 50mm F-2 Summar from them and at first I was not happy with it. They immediately offered to replace it. It also came with both front and rear caps though they were not listed in the...
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