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Forum: Off Topic 05-06-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By Lemures-Ex
The new DA* lenses are supposed to be weather...

The new DA* lenses are supposed to be weather sealed. I have the DA* Series 16-50mm f/2.8 ED AL IF SDM (full name :p ) on preorder at Amazon. It was supposed to ship at the end of May and now they...
Forum: Off Topic 05-05-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Anyone mind if I bump this once? A redundant...

Anyone mind if I bump this once? A redundant question I know...

I am very curious to see this and I am certain I saw some mention of it here but multiple searches have turned up nothing.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-05-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,544
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Sorry, I can't really help except to suggest some...

Sorry, I can't really help except to suggest some snip tests. Just shoot a test roll of the same subject, cut into a few sections and try some different times.

BTW, I like your avatar. Reminds me...
Forum: Off Topic 05-05-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By Lemures-Ex
WD-40 is a solvent and its intended use is to...

WD-40 is a solvent and its intended use is to loosen stuck parts such as a rusted bolts, stuck hinges, and the caps of other WD-40 cans. :p

I don't think using it in a camera is a good idea at all. ...
Forum: Off Topic 05-05-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By Lemures-Ex
I love how he makes the positive. About as basic...

I love how he makes the positive. About as basic as you can get. Just take a photo of the neg. :)
Forum: Off Topic 05-04-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Mine likes martinis :p

Mine likes martinis :p
Forum: Off Topic 05-04-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Someone here mentioned...

...A video in which someone pours a cup of water on his Pentax K10D and then continues to shoot with it. I'm curious if anyone knows anything about this or has a link to it.

Thanks,
Jared
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-01-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Light falloff is just that, light losing...

Light falloff is just that, light losing intensity over a given distance. I wasn't referring to vignetting as an effect of lens obstruction, rather I was reffering to it as an effect of lens design....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-01-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By Lemures-Ex
I don't mean vignetting, I mean light falloff...

I don't mean vignetting, I mean light falloff from the lens to film. Though I do understand that the light has to bend more and travel proportionally farther from the light in the center of the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-01-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Light Falloff ?'s

I'm curious, how much of a low light advantage at a given aperture does a RF have over and SLR due to the distance of the lens to the film plane and the inverse square law? Is there any difference...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-01-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,939
Posted By Lemures-Ex
What Frank said. I've never heard this before. ...

What Frank said.

I've never heard this before. Don't even know what it means.

RF's are sharper because the lenses are not retrofocus designs, meaning less glass and/or air-glass surfaces to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-01-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 2,777
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Melanie: Beautiful shots. Where were these...

Melanie: Beautiful shots. Where were these taken? The top one looks like some of the country roads in Contra Costa around Crockett/Martinez. *sigh* I miss the Bay Area...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-30-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 2,777
Posted By Lemures-Ex
I find this hilarious :) It is cool though. Had...

I find this hilarious :) It is cool though. Had no idea there was a Cloud Appreciation Society.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-30-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 2,777
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Ah, the age and scanner and uv probably explain...

Ah, the age and scanner and uv probably explain the color. What about the person in the photo?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-30-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 2,777
Posted By Lemures-Ex
That's an interesting green tint Keith. What...

That's an interesting green tint Keith. What caused that? Any color adjustments?

Edit: Is that a person in the lower right corner? Now I'm confused. I thought you were in an airplane. Is this...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-30-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 2,777
Posted By Lemures-Ex
MikeL: That area is very nice. Been there a few...

MikeL: That area is very nice. Been there a few times. It looks like the birds are attacking your people there :)

xabi: I like how you encircled the center angel with the hole in the clouds.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-30-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 2,777
Posted By Lemures-Ex
W/NW - Clouds

Figured this was already here since it's such an obvious subject but I did a search and found nothing.

Prompted by the sunset this evening.

Ricoh GR-D, 64iso, slight levels adjustment, shot from...
Forum: Off Topic 04-30-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Or you could fake press passes. I have a friend...

Or you could fake press passes. I have a friend who does this to get into things like construction sites, large crime scenes and press conferences. Probably not legal but you will probably not get...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-29-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,518
Posted By Lemures-Ex
I don't get these arguments. Why not use both? ...

I don't get these arguments. Why not use both? They are different tools for different jobs/situations/approaches/preferences.

That said, I do think these are all valid points except #5 - Widest...
Forum: Off Topic 04-28-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By Lemures-Ex
I can fix that problem for you. I'll even pay...

I can fix that problem for you. I'll even pay the shipping for the camera ;)

I'm a lot younger than most of the people here so I don't have much experience. I am naturally a fairly aware person...
Forum: Off Topic 04-28-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By Lemures-Ex
I agree that the M8 isn't quite up to the film...

I agree that the M8 isn't quite up to the film M's image quality, at least from what I have seen. I REALLY wish there was a nice digital TLR. I wonder if they could make the groundglass into an LCD...
Forum: Off Topic 04-28-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Well I do wish the dynamic range on digitals was...

Well I do wish the dynamic range on digitals was as good as B&W film, but as long as I can make a good image with it I'm happy.
Forum: Off Topic 04-28-2007
Replies: 57
Views: 7,690
Posted By Lemures-Ex
This is a good point you bring up. I think the...

This is a good point you bring up. I think the higher megapixel sensors are just too clean for street photos. I'm plenty happy with my new GR-D.
Forum: Off Topic 04-28-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Digital Reasoning/What Photography is to Me

For quite some time I have been looking for a way to get out of 35mm film while still retaining the quality and stealth of a rangefinder, as I am primarily a street shooter. I have a Pentax K10D but...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-26-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 4,581
Posted By Lemures-Ex
"Fed up with Russian cameras..." FED up with...

"Fed up with Russian cameras..."

FED up with Russian cameras?

Sorry, had to. I'm surprised no one else got to is first. I'm either really clever or no one bothered because it was really that...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-26-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 950
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Flaccid? :p

Flaccid? :p
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-26-2007
Replies: 105
Views: 9,403
Posted By Lemures-Ex
*snickers* Just got a Ricoh GR Digital and I'm...

*snickers*

Just got a Ricoh GR Digital and I'm very happy with it. If they could squeeze an APS sensor in there while keeping the same size (lens can stick out 3/4 inch or so) and increase the RAW...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-26-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,178
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Hah! That's great :) I was reading that and...

Hah! That's great :) I was reading that and trying to figure out how the hell you got swirly colours. Polarising is fun to play with eh? Did any of the shots come out well?

Jared
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-26-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 701
Posted By Lemures-Ex
I think the reason for the newer design is to...

I think the reason for the newer design is to allow the whole rewind knob to rotate when film is advanced, as opposed to just the center shaft rotating. I can see the knurled knob on the older style...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 04-26-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 3,050
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Funny, you'd think that with it's stigma among...

Funny, you'd think that with it's stigma among the Leica snobs that they wouldn't put the M5 on the cover...

Rare version perhaps?
Forum: Off Topic 04-26-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By Lemures-Ex
That's what I'm doing :) I don't have a...

That's what I'm doing :) I don't have a viewfinder yet so it's not as convenient as I would like, but i will get one soon. I am very happy with this camera so far and I think it will easily fill...
Forum: Off Topic 04-26-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By Lemures-Ex
I'm fairly certain I'll be getting the 28/35 mini...

I'm fairly certain I'll be getting the 28/35 mini finder because of the size. I have a post in the WTB section for either finder so I'll see if I get an offer there. If not then it's the mini for...
Forum: Off Topic 04-25-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Some Example Photos:

Macro mode. Pretty darn good I'd say:
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y254/lemures-ex/macrotest1.jpg

100% crop. Keep in mind this was handheld at...
Forum: Off Topic 04-25-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Why thank you sir! I tried to open that file...

Why thank you sir! I tried to open that file earlier but the connection kept failing. It worked fine this time for some reason...
Forum: Off Topic 04-25-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Ok, I figured out what the "ADJ SHTR BTN SET"...

Ok, I figured out what the "ADJ SHTR BTN SET" function does. It allows you to accept a setting by pressing either "OK" or half-pressing the shutter. I still can't find anything about the "CL-BKT...
Forum: Off Topic 04-25-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By Lemures-Ex
I'll be sure to shoot some high ISO photos and...

I'll be sure to shoot some high ISO photos and post them here. I should have some up by tonight.

From what I have seen the performance is not bad. Very film like. andersju, a member here, has a...
Forum: Off Topic 04-25-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By Lemures-Ex
GR-D Arrived Already! My Little Review:

I ordered it from Popflash yesterday around noon. To my surprise the mailman brought it to my door today. Granted I live pretty close, but that's still fast. The free case is a nice touch too. ...
Forum: Off Topic 04-25-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 839
Posted By Lemures-Ex
But it's also very expensive. The only time I...

But it's also very expensive.

The only time I can see this being a problem is during macro shots, in which case I'd be using the screen anyways.

Has anyone here used/compared these...
Forum: Off Topic 04-25-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 839
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Cosina 28mm vs. 28/35mm Finders

How do the metal 28mm finder and the 28/35mm mini finder compare?

I just got a GR-D and I want a really small finder for it, but if the 28/35 is not that great then I'd settle for the 28mm.

Thanks...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 04-24-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 3,569
Posted By Lemures-Ex
I'm headed that way right now. Maybe more like...

I'm headed that way right now. Maybe more like 10% 4x5 :)

What unpleasant experiences have you had with film lately?

Jared
Forum: Off Topic 04-24-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,110
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Nice shots Joe! Well I did it. I ordered a GR-D...

Nice shots Joe!

Well I did it. I ordered a GR-D from Popflash today. Huzzah! I'll let you all know when it arrives.

:)
Forum: Off Topic 04-24-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,110
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Probably going to be too expensive and I don't...

Probably going to be too expensive and I don't like the tradeoff between smaller max aperture and higher iso's. It does look like a cool camera though. If the lens was a bit faster and it was as...
Forum: Off Topic 04-24-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,110
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Depth of field is not a problem for me. I like...

Depth of field is not a problem for me. I like having lots of it for street. If I want to do portraits or something else with shallow DOF I have my K10D and some nice lenses.
Forum: Off Topic 04-24-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,110
Posted By Lemures-Ex
I'm looking for a primary street shooter, so not...

I'm looking for a primary street shooter, so not a backup camera or anything like that.

The most important thing about the GR-D is the shoe. I need to have an optical viewfinder that isn't tiny. I...
Forum: Off Topic 04-24-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,110
Posted By Lemures-Ex
The GX100 doesn't interest me all that much. I...

The GX100 doesn't interest me all that much. I don't need/want the zoom and it will probably cost more. The 2mp difference is almost useless. The only advantage it might have for me is lower...
Forum: Off Topic 04-24-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,110
Posted By Lemures-Ex
One more question. Any issues with the blade...

One more question. Any issues with the blade style lens "cap"? I'm not sure I trust those things to work for long. They seem so flimsy...

Thanks again,
Jared
Forum: Off Topic 04-24-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,110
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Considering a Ricoh GR-D. Have ?'s

This camera really appeals to me. I am primarily a street photographer but I have been wanting to get away from 35mm for some time. I'm tired of developing and scanning the small negs. I want to...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 04-24-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 3,569
Posted By Lemures-Ex
I'm tempted but it's too early to tell. I'm not...

I'm tempted but it's too early to tell. I'm not sure I like the f/4 max aperture and having to rely on higher iso's. And of course I need to see what it can do first.

Any rumors about the price?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-14-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 913
Posted By Lemures-Ex
The Canonet is shutter priority (Tv) not aperture...

The Canonet is shutter priority (Tv) not aperture priority.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-14-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 2,798
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Hehe, what a crazy world we're living in...

Hehe, what a crazy world we're living in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-14-2007
Replies: 1,035
Views: 271,212
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Thanks to...

Thanks to KoNickon.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y254/lemures-ex/bessa.jpg

:)
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-14-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,046
Posted By Lemures-Ex
No offense meant, but it's kind of pointless. ...

No offense meant, but it's kind of pointless. We've seen photos from all of the lenses that the R4 has framelines for, and they aren't going to look any different with a different body.

That said,...
Forum: Off Topic 04-13-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 1,898
Posted By Lemures-Ex
He's in Japan tesing the new CV...

He's in Japan tesing the new CV rangefinder...

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y254/lemures-ex/jorge.jpg

:)
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 04-13-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 904
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Am I missing something? I still see the...

Am I missing something? I still see the pics/classifieds on the front page and the site seems plenty fast to me. Sure it lags a little when traffic is high, but I'm used to DeviantART which is WAY...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-13-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,886
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Not in a camera, but I have a 25 pack of Kodak...

Not in a camera, but I have a 25 pack of Kodak Panchro-Press 4x5 from the mid '50's and a 100 pack of GAF Gafstar something-or-other from '74, also 4x5. Found em in the attic of a camera store I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-12-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,852
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Looks to me like 1 or 2 color channels are blown...

Looks to me like 1 or 2 color channels are blown in the face during the scan. Not bad in the case of this specific photo.

The built-in scanners in Fuji/Noritsu/Agfa machines are designed for speed....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-11-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 3,728
Posted By Lemures-Ex
I havn't been following the M8 problems too...

I havn't been following the M8 problems too closely, but from what I already know and what I read in this thread, why could Leica not simply fix the IR problem with the sensor and be done with all of...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-11-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 1,521
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Worth being late for work I feel :)

Worth being late for work I feel :)
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-11-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By Lemures-Ex
I had an R for a while and in my experience the...

I had an R for a while and in my experience the meter was pretty accurate. On a sunny beach with Velvia 50 I'd open up 2 stops from the meter reading and the esposures would be perfect, and they...
Forum: Off Topic 04-11-2007
Replies: 79
Views: 6,696
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Sweet, 1985, Oly XA-4 :) I'm not terribly small,...

Sweet, 1985, Oly XA-4 :)

I'm not terribly small, or wide, but I am quiet and sneaky. hehe *makes shifty eye movement*

Funny thing is I just got one last week...

Jared
Forum: Off Topic 04-10-2007
Replies: 79
Views: 6,696
Posted By Lemures-Ex
1985: Only thing I could find was digital...

1985: Only thing I could find was digital processing technology, so basically a digital camera. That sucks :p I mean, I like my digital, but I greatly prefer film...

Anyone know of anything...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-10-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 2,242
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Exactly what Cambo do you you have? Any lenses...

Exactly what Cambo do you you have? Any lenses come with that? Anything else?

I have a Rolleiflex 2.8E in nice condition that I may be willing to trade to you.

Please send me a PM.

Jared
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-10-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Posted an ad in the trade section. Thanks for...

Posted an ad in the trade section. Thanks for the help everyone.

Jared
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-10-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Ok, so I'll get some pics of the Rollei and put...

Ok, so I'll get some pics of the Rollei and put it up in the trade section later this evening. In the mean time if anyone has a tentative offer please send me a pm and you can look at the Rollei...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-10-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Tempting, but I think I like 35mm focal length a...

Tempting, but I think I like 35mm focal length a bit too much to go that route. I'm not a big fan of acessory finders. I'll keep it in mind though :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-10-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Thanks Frank, glad to know you think it's a...

Thanks Frank, glad to know you think it's a reasonable deal. Anyone here with an extra rangefinder? :)

Jared
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-10-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Would you trade...

First off, not looking for a trade, just putting out feelers so I don't think that this belongs in the classifieds. Mods, please let me know if it does.

I recently acquired a nice Rolleiflex 2.8E...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-10-2007
Replies: 60
Views: 3,295
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Both!

I'd say get a Hexar and an XA or XA-4. Different cameras for different jobs really. Granted you can use any camera for anything, but some have their benefits :)

I'd say use the Hexar when stealth...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-10-2007
Replies: 54
Views: 3,315
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Hah! Nice...

Hah! Nice...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 04-10-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,418
Posted By Lemures-Ex
I could be wrong, but I believe the x-pan is...

I could be wrong, but I believe the x-pan is double the width of standard 35mm, so double the field of view...

Jared
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-09-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 3,001
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Fortuneatlely my reflex mirror is perfect. I've...

Fortuneatlely my reflex mirror is perfect. I've had a couple bad ones before on my Yashica's and they really kill the image.

If I can find a split image only screen for a reasonable price I think...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-08-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 3,001
Posted By Lemures-Ex
The E that I have does not have a removable...

The E that I have does not have a removable hood/screen so I think the focus adjustment is necessary, or at least a shim of some kind. The screens on the pre-F Rollei are held from below by spring...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-08-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,844
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Finally got the pics...

From a nearby abandoned hospital.

Tri-x @400 in Diafine.

Jared
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-06-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 1,119
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Epson 3000 problem

I have an Epson 3000 with quadtone inks for my B&W printing. It has recently developed a problem with the print nozzles.

I replaced the standard carts with refillable ones from MIS and since then...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-05-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 3,001
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Actually I just picked up a Rolleiflex 2.8E but...

Actually I just picked up a Rolleiflex 2.8E but it has the old style groundglass and no fresnel screen, so the image is a bit dim compared to my Yashica Mat-124 G with a fresnel screen. But the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-05-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 3,001
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Making groundglass brighter

I have the materials and the ability to make groundglass with a much finer polish than factory screens. My question is, will this be brighter and/or easier to focus than glass with a slightly...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-04-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,844
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Got it from a friend at a local Ritz. He's a...

Got it from a friend at a local Ritz. He's a good guy, gave me a very nice deal on it.

Tomorrow morning I am headed off to a nearby abandoned hospital. I'll put the Rollei through it's paces...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-04-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,854
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Dave is a member here, s/n: camerafind. He sold...

Dave is a member here, s/n: camerafind. He sold it to me for $100. He was very nice to deal with and I would buy from him again.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-04-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,854
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Got my XA-4 today. JOY!

Thanks to Dave (camerafind) I now have a very nice XA-4. I'm a third of the way through a roll at the moment so no shots yet, but I'll post them as soon as I dev/scan them.

Jared
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-04-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,844
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Got my 2.8E Planar today!

So I picked up a 2.8E Planar today for the wonderfully low price of $200. Just couldn't not get it for that :)

It's in great condition. It has some minor cosmetic wear but it's mechanically...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,030
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Heat dmamge perhaps? It can be localized on the...

Heat dmamge perhaps? It can be localized on the film. Di you leave it in a car or something?

That's all I can think of at the moment. Perhaps someone else will have a better suggestion...

Jared
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-03-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,162
Posted By Lemures-Ex
I love the shot of their display cases. They...

I love the shot of their display cases. They cleverly positioned the camera to make it look as if they have a lot of gear, but only 2 of the sections have stuff in them, the rest are empty :)
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-03-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By Lemures-Ex
I love this camera but the only way I was going...

I love this camera but the only way I was going to bother fixing it was if I found one in person for cheap to part out.

Pherdinand: I live in the US, in California. I'll trade you locations? :)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-03-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,570
Posted By Lemures-Ex
I don't actually have to justify it :) If the...

I don't actually have to justify it :) If the shutter works I'm buying it! Even if it doesn't I probably would for that price.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-03-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 1,703
Posted By Lemures-Ex
No suggestions, sorry. Though I don't imagine...

No suggestions, sorry. Though I don't imagine the timer circuit is tied in with the exposure system, other than to trigger the shutter. It must be a fairly simple circuit.

On the other hand it is...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-03-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,981
Posted By Lemures-Ex
I actually have sort of a thing for taking...

I actually have sort of a thing for taking pictures of people taking pictures. Everyone I have photographed walking the streets with a digi SLR have never noticed me. They are clueless it would...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-03-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,287
Posted By Lemures-Ex
When I first got my Bessa R a couple years ago I...

When I first got my Bessa R a couple years ago I took it to the beach to test it out. It was a very bright sunny day and I took a lot of shots of my girlfriend with the sun both backlighting and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-02-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,051
Posted By Lemures-Ex
You must be looking at the starting prices on...

You must be looking at the starting prices on those auctions. Even then they seem a bit low. I wish I could find a complete Hassy kit for $200 :)

But you are right. eBay is evil. But it's so...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-02-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Canonet for parts/repair

I have a QL17 GIII with two problems:

1. The batt check light doesn't work.

2. The 45 degree half silvered mirror in the RF mechanism is missing (removed actually, as the silvering was almost...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-02-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,570
Posted By Lemures-Ex
I borrowed one for a week from a camera store I...

I borrowed one for a week from a camera store I used to work for. I have been totally hooked since but I got a Leica and a 4x5 in the mean time and have not been able to justify the Rollei. At this...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-02-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,570
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Well I have to see it first, but he says it's in...

Well I have to see it first, but he says it's in good shape and I trust him. Hell, I'd probably buy it from him without even looking at it if I had to :)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-02-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,570
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Well thanks for all the help everyone. I will...

Well thanks for all the help everyone. I will almost certainly buy the camera, just have to see it first.

I have a 124 G already and I love it, but I have been drooling over a 2.8 Planar for YEARS....
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-02-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,570
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Rolleiflex 2.8something ?'s

A friend of mine at a local Ritz wants to sell me his Rolleiflex. He didn't remember the specific model but it's a 2.8 Planar with a selenium meter. Anyone know the model? Does it have a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-01-2007
Replies: 77
Views: 5,133
Posted By Lemures-Ex
I've used some cameras that the average...

I've used some cameras that the average photographer would probably be too embarassed to use, but there is no way I would walk around with this thing! You have some guts :)

Jared
Forum: Off Topic 03-31-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 895
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Err, got a few paper clips and an old hotshoe-pc...

Err, got a few paper clips and an old hotshoe-pc adapter? Just bust out the pliers and super glue...

Interesting idea though.

Jared
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-30-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,245
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Bingo. A piece of a plastic ND filter works...

Bingo. A piece of a plastic ND filter works well.

The most likely cause is that the silvering on one of the mirors in the RF mechanism is coming off. The only fix is to replace the mirror or have...
Forum: Off Topic 03-29-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By Lemures-Ex
That's why we here all shoot 20+ year old cameras...

That's why we here all shoot 20+ year old cameras :)

Jared
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-29-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 7,782
Posted By Lemures-Ex
After reading only the title: Yes! Ok, now that...

After reading only the title: Yes!

Ok, now that I've read the post I still have to say yes, but with reasons. I totally understand what you mean about not wanting to give up an older camera. If I...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 03-29-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,981
Posted By Lemures-Ex
All reasons I bought one. The most important...

All reasons I bought one. The most important thing for me though is the size. I wanted something really portable.

Anyone have any example photos?

Jared
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 03-29-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,981
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Ben: It's all about your choice of tape...

Ben: It's all about your choice of tape ;)

Besides, remembering to tape all of the canisters would be a pain.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 03-29-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,981
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Thanks Abbazz. Never thought of shooting at...

Thanks Abbazz. Never thought of shooting at normal film speed for Diafine but I'll certainly give it a go now.

I think I'll just end up taping over the DX contacts anyways so that I can use the ISO...
Forum: Off Topic 03-29-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By Lemures-Ex
I would be very interested in this camera if only...

I would be very interested in this camera if only they made the lens an f/2.8 instead of f/4. It just isn't quite fast enough for low light photos IMO. Although it does look pretty :)

Still I...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 03-29-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,981
Posted By Lemures-Ex
New XA-4 on the way! Got a ?

Well I have an XA-4 on the way. My one question is: Can I manually set the ISO on DX coded film? The manual doesn't cover this and I develop most of my film in Diafine (1 stop faster) so it would...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-29-2007
Replies: 73
Views: 4,905
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Nico: Haha! Looks like kitty is pleading, "For...

Nico: Haha! Looks like kitty is pleading, "For the love of God let me out of here!"
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-29-2007
Replies: 127
Views: 11,422
Posted By Lemures-Ex
My girlfriend. Shot with a Bessa R and 50mm. ...

My girlfriend. Shot with a Bessa R and 50mm. BW400CN I believe.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-29-2007
Replies: 77
Views: 5,133
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Some gorgeous shots here. This was a QL17 GIII,...

Some gorgeous shots here.

This was a QL17 GIII, probably HP5 @800 in Diafine. Total grabshot. I have a tendency to prefocus when walking into tighter situations (stores) so that helped. The kid...
Forum: Off Topic 03-28-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Here in Southern CA they have already bloomed and...

Here in Southern CA they have already bloomed and lost the blooms. They will probably bloom again with our ridiculous weather. Yesterday it started off warm and sunny, mid 70's, then the clouds...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-28-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,441
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Even better! Thanks to both of you. Jared

Even better! Thanks to both of you.

Jared
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-28-2007
Replies: 2,540
Views: 316,381
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Canonet QL-17 GIII and Kodak BW400CN I believe.

Canonet QL-17 GIII and Kodak BW400CN I believe.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-28-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,441
Posted By Lemures-Ex
I guess since I'm not taking the camera apart...

I guess since I'm not taking the camera apart that it is close enough :) Thanks Michael.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-28-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,441
Posted By Lemures-Ex
124 G Repair Manual?

Anyone have one or a link to one? I have no plans to take mine apart but I am a very curious person :)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-27-2007
Replies: 82
Views: 7,780
Posted By Lemures-Ex
YAY! I love my Mat G for street photos. When I...

YAY! I love my Mat G for street photos. When I lived in the Bay Area (I will again!) it was the perfect thing to take on the BART train. People notice it but they have no idea how it works so they...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-01-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 821
Posted By Lemures-Ex
My new Leica - M4-2

Well after a few day stint with a borrowed IIIf red dial from the "museum" at my work I said to myself, "Just get the damned M. You're going to do it at some point anyways." So for my birthday (Mar...
Forum: Off Topic 03-24-2006
Replies: 40
Views: 1,493
Posted By Lemures-Ex
George: HAR HAR! :p

George: HAR HAR! :p
Forum: Off Topic 03-24-2006
Replies: 40
Views: 1,493
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Any Samurai in the group? Perhaps a Pharoh or...

Any Samurai in the group? Perhaps a Pharoh or two?
Forum: Off Topic 03-24-2006
Replies: 40
Views: 1,493
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Bill: Nordic Blood! A real man there :) So we...

Bill: Nordic Blood! A real man there :)

So we have (as far as long dead types go): A pirate, a Viking, and a king! What an odd bunch we are!
Forum: Off Topic 03-24-2006
Replies: 40
Views: 1,493
Posted By Lemures-Ex
King Shutterflower!

King Shutterflower!
Forum: Off Topic 03-24-2006
Replies: 40
Views: 1,493
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Rover: Urges? Yes. I'm planning a trip to...

Rover: Urges? Yes. I'm planning a trip to Thailand for 2 months and going to go to Mexico at some point soon as well. That's pretty much all I want to do these days, go places.
Forum: Off Topic 03-24-2006
Replies: 40
Views: 1,493
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Shutterflower: You're related to Charlemagne? ...

Shutterflower: You're related to Charlemagne? How?
Forum: Off Topic 03-24-2006
Replies: 40
Views: 1,493
Posted By Lemures-Ex
hah, close enough. :)

hah, close enough. :)
Forum: Off Topic 03-24-2006
Replies: 40
Views: 1,493
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Famous Relations

Just out of curiousity is anyone here related to anyone famous, dead or alive?

I am a direct descendant of Sir Francis Drake on my Mothers' side. I enjoy being able to say that I am a pirate, even...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-23-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,115
Posted By Lemures-Ex
By the cat? At least it wasn't on the cat. Poor...

By the cat? At least it wasn't on the cat. Poor thing probably wouldn't have made it...

Jared
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-23-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 717
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Well I was going to say Joshua Tree when I saw...

Well I was going to say Joshua Tree when I saw the title of your thread. All I can think of really... I've been there and I liked it.

Jared
Forum: RFF Polls 03-23-2006
Replies: 207
Views: 29,805
Posted By Lemures-Ex
I used to use them with B&W but now I scan my...

I used to use them with B&W but now I scan my negs so Photoshop is my filter set. I print on a quad tone epson printer.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-22-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,933
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Ken: Oil can also reflect light and do bad...

Ken: Oil can also reflect light and do bad things to your images. Or so I hear...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-21-2006
Replies: 133
Views: 6,310
Posted By Lemures-Ex
http://www.lemures-ex.blogspot.com/ Not very old...

http://www.lemures-ex.blogspot.com/

Not very old and I've already started to ignore it :)

I'll try though!
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-21-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 2,258
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Parallax is well compensated for on any half...

Parallax is well compensated for on any half decent rangefinder. With a 90mm lens you are not getting close enough for any existing parallax errors to come into play. Of course, this is assuming...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-19-2006
Replies: 55
Views: 4,099
Posted By Lemures-Ex
I have never seen any indication of this. I have...

I have never seen any indication of this. I have shot both films and they look a little different however they both have an old fashioned sort of "glow" due to the thin emulsions.

Jared
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-19-2006
Replies: 55
Views: 4,099
Posted By Lemures-Ex
For anyone that lives in the SF Bay area: ...

For anyone that lives in the SF Bay area: Looking Glass Photo in Berkeley sells Efke KB25 in 35mm and 120mm.

Jared
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-19-2006
Replies: 55
Views: 4,099
Posted By Lemures-Ex
I've been developing this in Diafine shot at iso...

I've been developing this in Diafine shot at iso 40 and 50 for a few weeks now and the results are wonderful. I don't have a film scanner but I will try to scan some at work tomorrow...

Jared
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-18-2006
Replies: 33
Views: 2,538
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Hoot: That quote from Lartigue in your signature...

Hoot: That quote from Lartigue in your signature is great!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-16-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 1,433
Posted By Lemures-Ex
I shoot with 35, 50, and 90's. My new Leica...

I shoot with 35, 50, and 90's. My new Leica happens to ave just those framelines but that's not why I shoot those lenses. I shoot mostly 50, shoot the 35 for that more "intimate" feel with the...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-14-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 2,069
Posted By Lemures-Ex
I think neatimage looks too digital (this is...

I think neatimage looks too digital (this is based on my own tests, not just this image). If you want a digital look then shoot digital. Film is supposed to have some grain. The thing that makes...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 03-13-2006
Replies: 2,236
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 253,739
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Username: jan normandale Comment: Sold him a...

Username: jan normandale

Comment: Sold him a Ziess Ikon folder. Paid fast and was very friendly. Do business with him! :)

Jared
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-13-2006
Replies: 42
Views: 1,927
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Wow, that generated a lot of responses...

Wow, that generated a lot of responses considering I just blabbed what I was thinking...

First off, thanks for the happy birthday. It's my 21st so the whiskey mentioned above is now (legally) free...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-13-2006
Replies: 42
Views: 1,927
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Attitudes here on RFF

I have noticed that everyone here seems much nicer then the people on other forums. You folks are all very helpful and polite and just generally pleasant. I didn't really put much thought into this...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-12-2006
Replies: 47
Views: 3,763
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Welcome Leica_Magus. I too am a new Leica...

Welcome Leica_Magus. I too am a new Leica convert. I picked up a IIIf from my work about a week ago, took it back two days later and bought an M. All this before I even printed anything from the...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 03-11-2006
Replies: 2,236
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 253,739
Posted By Lemures-Ex
ACK! How could I forget... User:...

ACK! How could I forget...

User: flashover

Comment: Bought an accessory meter. Paid fast and was very polite. Great buyer.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 03-11-2006
Replies: 2,236
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 253,739
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Ok, it's about time I get around to...

Ok, it's about time I get around to this...

User: Ken Ford

Comment: Bought a 90mm Angulon from me. No hassle and fast payment. Good guy.


User: QuailandQuasar

Comment: Bought a 300mm...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-11-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 576
Posted By Lemures-Ex
New M4-2 for me!

Well I just won an M4-2 on the bay. My first M Leica.

Just thought I'd stop by and say hi since I will be frequenting this formum more often now :)

...And I don't want to hear any of the negative...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-08-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,268
Posted By Lemures-Ex
1954 IIIf red dial it is! Thanks Kevin. I...

1954 IIIf red dial it is! Thanks Kevin. I assume that "Delay Mech." is the self timer?

What is the difference between red and black dial? Besides the obvious of course...

So if the flash sync is...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-08-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,268
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Ah! I almost forgot (or rather I did for a...

Ah! I almost forgot (or rather I did for a bit).

I have a Jupiter 12 and a very nice Jupiter 3. These lenses will mount (I was a bit worried about the 12 because of the massive rear element) but...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-08-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,268
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Proud new Leica owner. My first!

Zorki 6 died
Bessa is nice but that's all
Love the Canonet QL17 GIII but it has only one lens

Today I acquired (in a much less shady manner then that word seems to imply) a Leica III in wonderful...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-24-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 922
Posted By Lemures-Ex
nm, I googled it like a good boy :) Not exactly...

nm, I googled it like a good boy :)

Not exactly an issue with B+W printing but it's a huge problem at my work. We can walk across the lab and watch print color change :)
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-24-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 922
Posted By Lemures-Ex
AH! There's that word again... What exactly is...

AH! There's that word again... What exactly is metamarism?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-24-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 922
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Quadtone Printing

Does anyone else here use a printer with quadtone inks?

I just picked up the slightly old Epson 3000 from my work. It has a Piezotone Selenium ink set in it. After scrounging for a cheap RIP that...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-12-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,059
Posted By Lemures-Ex
dmr: I do wish it had some sort of meter for...

dmr: I do wish it had some sort of meter for manual mode but I don't mind using auto. I generally just meter off of something "close enough" and hold the release half way then adjust shutter speed...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-11-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By Lemures-Ex
I took my Zorki to Wal-Mart a few times and no...

I took my Zorki to Wal-Mart a few times and no one noticed. There's some interesting social commentary to be had there...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-11-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,059
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Yea, they do need to be replaced but they are...

Yea, they do need to be replaced but they are still there so they should work ok for a test roll. I'm heading out to Muir Woods tomorrow to play with my Century Graphic so I'll bring it along.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-11-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,059
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Thanks for the link. Jared

Thanks for the link.

Jared
Forum: Other RF 02-11-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 5,188
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Lordomat Lens - Can Adapt?

I found a Lordomat Schacht-Travenar 135mm f/1.4 at work. It looks like a nice piece of glass but the mounting system seems to be proprietary to Lordox cameras.

Does anyone know if this lens can be...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-11-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,059
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Ah, thanks. That's good to know, now I know that...

Ah, thanks. That's good to know, now I know that the meter isn't broken :)
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-11-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,059
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Picked up a Canonet G-III

I got a Canonet from work today.

First question, what exactly do I call this thing? The top says Canonet QL17 and the front says G-III QL...

Second, is the meter supposed to function in manual and...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-28-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 765
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Just to be all technical and such... The first...

Just to be all technical and such... The first Prominent was actually made in 1933 and was a 6x9 format folder with coupled focusing. Due to it's 645 mask and extinction meter it was a fairly odd...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-16-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 832
Posted By Lemures-Ex
Hello All - CV Newbie Here

I have been into rangefinders for quite some time now but I just purchased a Bessa R and 50mm f/2.5 Color-Skopar.

Until now I have used Soviet cameras but I wanted a new (more reliable) camera. I...
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