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Old 05-11-2019   #8681
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A Leica MDa with a newly serviced shutter
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very nice Helen, l am sure you will get great results from it
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oops wrong photo attached, my MDa is actually this one
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very nice Helen, l am sure you will get great results from it
Yes Michael, i think i will have a blast

Went crazy last night
and bought a used GR II BUT once in tge store got tge SonyRX100 instead... will have a shoitout between rx100 and GRIII

Funny the choices one makes
with a film camera I will put up with size and weight
With digi I prefer compactness and no longer care about a VF

Enjoy your MD !
a 21mm would be a purrfect companion
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Yes Michael, i think i will have a blast

Went crazy last night
and bought a used GR II BUT once in the store got the Sony rx100 instead.. will have a shootout between RX and GRIII

Funny the choices one makes
with a film camera I will put up with size and weight
With digi I prefer compactness and no longer care about a VF

Enjoy your MD !
a 21mm would be a purrfect companion
The GW-4 gives you 21mm on the GRIII. Then get a GV-1 and you have an OVF with 21 and 28mm framelines. The whole package is still pretty small for what it is.

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Old 05-13-2019   #8688
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John Garrett, The Art of Black & White Photography, £2 from charity shop. Alessandro Pasi, Leica, Witness to a Century, £2 from church book sale. Riddled with factual errors, garbled technical misunderstandings and mistranslations from the original Italian (does no-one employ proof readers?) but worth the money in camera porn.
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Shutter Adjusting for Focal Plane Shutters
Old 05-13-2019   #8689
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Shutter Adjusting for Focal Plane Shutters

I still prefer using a cathode ray tube for 1/1000, 1/500 and 1/250. With some practice the width and parallel character of the images seen can be used to adjust most focal plane shutters. Of course comparing the width to a know accurate Nikon or Olympus 2n is necessary and I keep the instructions on which curtain to adjust handy. On the Barnak types I adjust the B first so that it opens and closes with authority then the base speed whatever it is...1/20, 1/25/ 1/35, so that I am certains open and closes firmly. Then, I move to the highest speed, typically 1/500. This ensures the springs are not tightened too far and of course confidence in repetitive results. Also I confirm the width for the high speeds are consistent with the know to be accurate cameras. If one does not invest in the better equipment made for the specific purpose results can be very close. I even have a technique for copal shutters for the high speeds using the cathode ray tube method.
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A Canon G10 and a G9x, both silly cheep compared to going prices, pity the latter has no VF even the poor one on the G10/11 is better than nothing.
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As a first trial into the alternative processes, I'm entering the kallitype expericences with some materials bought in Bostick & Sullivan: Revere Platinum cotton paper, a Kallitype printing kit and gold toning kit. I will begin with "small" 9x12cm amb 4x5 contact prints with an old Kodak printing frame that I have. If it goes well, I maybe will try to have a larger printing frame and also to make larger prints, like half frame or 13x18cm.
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A beauty Voigtlander Vito B that seems to have a stuck shutter. I'll take the top off it and tinker.
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Not bought but just swapping my Fuji 18-55 for a 23/2
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I bought a 49mm thread metal lens hood for my pentacon electric 50mm lens, to repalce the one that got severely dented when I dropped my PLC3 in an art gallery in Manchester. The camera and lend are all good, it seems the hood took the fall and because it got dented nothing else happened.

Finally! Justification for buying metal lens hoods at last!
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I bought this combo (basically mint) for the lens but it turns out I am very impressed with the body too. I cleaned the viewfinder and it is nice and bright. The 35mm finder is huge. Meter still works and I was able to calibrate it while I had the top off. It was about a stop low.

Lens is beautiful. Very different from my other Canon 50mm LTMs.

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Old 05-19-2019   #8697
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the original Canon 7 really is the best deal in rangefinder-land. amazingly affordable given the quality.
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I just purchased a very nice ONA leather strap on sale for MP240 in chocolate brown. Am moving the Gordy's combo wrist/shoulder strap from MP240 to FujiX100F. The leather Gordy's uses is a bit narrow and works better on lighter cameras and the X100F is better suited to a wrist strap vice the MP240. And the Domke goes to the Nikon F.
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the original Canon 7 really is the best deal in rangefinder-land. amazingly affordable given the quality.
Yes, I was really surprised by how solid it feels and how smooth it winds and shoots.

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Yes, I was really surprised by how solid it feels and how smooth it winds and shoots.

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I purchased one on a whim to gift to a friend (who had the rangefinder itch). I spent the better part of an afternoon inspecting it and testing various functions. Let's just say it wasn't as easy to gift as I thought it would be.
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the original Canon 7 really is the best deal in rangefinder-land. amazingly affordable given the quality.
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A repair on my Leica II and M3.

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Welta Weltini (II), probably made in 1939 or even into early WW2, as it's production aparently continued up into 1941. Oddly enough, has a Compur Rapid shutter with a Steinheil Cassarit f2,8 50mm lens, a combination I have found in no catogue (ussual lenses with this camera are Tessars or Xenars, at most a Steinheil Cassar f2,9).



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I am awaiting the arrival of the following beauty - an Olympus OM 35-70mm f3.6. This little beauty is regarded as one of their sharpest and best short zooms. It has a constant maximum aperture. When I say "little" well it is an OM lens but for one of those lenses is not quite so little, weighing in at over 400 grams.

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I am awaiting the arrival of the following beauty - an Olympus OM 35-70mm f3.6. This little lens is regarded as one of their sharpest and best short zooms from that era. It has a constant maximum aperture. When I say "little" well it is an OM lens but for one of those lenses is not quite so little, weighing in at over 400 grams being packed solid with glassy goodness. But even so I felt that it would make a nice walk about lens on a Sony NEX 7.

I am beginning to feel the desire to try some more OM lenses on mirrorless cameras due to their relative small size and sound performance though I have to say I am not all that taken by their physical appearance which looks OK - but merely average. (Some lenses are pretty and some merely functional). While on the topic of new(ish) purchases I have also recently bought the 100mm f2.8 OM lens and found it is a nice performer which is particularly nice because it is tiny - being about the same size as most SLR 50mm lenses..... depicted below in a Sony A7 (not mine).



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In anticipation of a pending vacation

Dear Board,


I bought 2 EZ-Share WI-FI cards and an SD to CF card adapter. I won't have internet access where I will be staying but will be visiting places with WI-FI.


A quick test proves that both cards work correctly and I can transfer pictures to my phone quickly.


I'll be able to share quick pictures without having to wait until I get home to transfer them all to my computer. We'll see how they work outside the comforts of home soon enough.


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I am awaiting the arrival of the following beauty - an Olympus OM 35-70mm f3.6. This little lens is regarded as one of their sharpest and best short zooms from that era. It has a constant maximum aperture. When I say "little" well it is an OM lens but for one of those lenses is not quite so little, weighing in at over 400 grams being packed solid with glassy goodness. But even so I felt that it would make a nice walk about lens on a Sony NEX 7.

I am beginning to feel the desire to try some more OM lenses on mirrorless cameras due to their relative small size and sound performance though I have to say I am not all that taken by their physical appearance which looks OK - but merely average. (Some lenses are pretty and some merely functional). While on the topic of new(ish) purchases I have also recently bought the 100mm f2.8 OM lens and found it is a nice performer which is particularly nice because it is tiny - being about the same size as most SLR 50mm lenses..... depicted below in a Sony A7 (not mine).



I am waiting on the f4 version of this lens. I am going to slap it on my OM10 as a bummin around camera. I have always been a fan of the 2 touch zoom lenses. To me they are much nicer than the typical one touch.
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DJI Osmo Action Camera to record my round the world trip. At $350 it is cheaper then the GoPro Hero 7 and has the same or better features. It was released three days ago.
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I tried a bunch of lens brands and adapters on my Sony A7 II and the OMs are the ones I use the most (28mm f/3.5 and 50mm f/1.4)

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I am beginning to feel the desire to try some more OM lenses on mirrorless cameras due to their relative small size and sound performance though I have to say I am not all that taken by their physical appearance which looks OK - but merely average. (Some lenses are pretty and some merely functional). While on the topic of new(ish) purchases I have also recently bought the 100mm f2.8 OM lens and found it is a nice performer which is particularly nice because it is tiny - being about the same size as most SLR 50mm lenses..... depicted below in a Sony A7 (not mine).



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It's the same model my high school had and I used when I took photo shop class in the mid-1970's.
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OK, I must admit I like this little detail. It makes me want to get a non-black handstrap or two.

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