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by davela
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: SLRs and Rangefinders
Topic: The Retina IIIS
Replies: 11
Views: 15010

Re: The Retina IIIS

Hmm very interesting comments, thanks for those. I think I'll give it a serious try if I can find one that works well that doesn't break the bank. The lenses are part of the appeal for me. Nice maritime shots above too from Julio.
by davela
Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: SLRs and Rangefinders
Topic: The Retina IIIS
Replies: 11
Views: 15010

The Retina IIIS

Has anyone used a Retina IIIS? I saw one a few years ago and I was actually surprised by its apparent quality. Photos from its lenses as seen on Flickr look pretty nice too. I've been thinking of trying to build a IIIS kit lately.
by davela
Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Off-Topic Chatter — 'Sound Off' Here
Topic: I'm still around
Replies: 19
Views: 14925

Re: I'm still around

Phil nice to see you here. I think you were a member of the Nelson forum if I recall correctly. I had a prostate cancer scare this year too - looks negative for now. Those biopsies are not fun. Hang in there.
by davela
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Off-Topic Chatter — 'Sound Off' Here
Topic: Well........this kinda sucks
Replies: 35
Views: 54274

Re: Well........this kinda sucks

Kalle,

Hang in there and remember we stand with you here.

-- David
by davela
Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:03 am
Forum: SLRs
Topic: I finished my CLA on this F
Replies: 3
Views: 8906

Re: I finished my CLA on this F

Beautiful camera - congrats. The F still rules in the Nikon world in my view.
by davela
Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:20 am
Forum: Rangefinders
Topic: Canonet QL17
Replies: 7
Views: 13753

Re: Canonet QL17

Nice shots. They will deliver fine color images as well. Of the few compact 35mm fixed lens rangeinders I've used, The QL-17 always struck me as the most desirable: Very good optics, fairly wide field of view, fairly fast, compact, manual operation, and nicely made. Prices for them seem to be going ...
by davela
Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:15 am
Forum: Rangefinders
Topic: 3.5 cm F2.8 Zeiss Opton
Replies: 8
Views: 17322

Re: 3.5 cm F2.8 Zeiss Opton

A couple more the the 3.5 cm F2.8 Biogon Opton (on a Bessa 2RC) Interstate 17 north of Phoenix, Kodak Gold 200, self processed (can't you tell!) http://imagizer.imageshack.com/img913/5807/28d377.jpg Coconino National Forest, somewhere a few dozen miles south of Jerome, on a dirt road off the main hi...
by davela
Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:42 am
Forum: SLRs and Rangefinders
Topic: Leica's 100th Anniversary kits
Replies: 4
Views: 10641

Re: Leica's 100th Anniversary kits

An awesome set for those with the money. It's simply too valuable a collectible to do anything with it, but keep it in a glass case on display however.
by davela
Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:18 am
Forum: SLRs
Topic: Yashica Penta J Camera Test
Replies: 7
Views: 13172

Re: Yashica Penta J Camera Test

I had one of these once a long time ago - can't remember how I got it, but I probably should have kept it. It is really a rugged all-mechanical beast. The controls sort of reminded me of rangefinder bodies of that era, less refined (in a sense that would appeal to the masses) than later model SLR's,...
by davela
Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:23 am
Forum: Rangefinders
Topic: A few from the Contax IIa
Replies: 4
Views: 8781

Re: A few from the Contax IIa

Nice shots. I've also had Contax frame counter problems - seems to be a weakness of that design, as is rangefinder vertical misalignment (there are a few annoyance issues with Contax bodies). The Zeiss Contax lenses are really quite amazing, and fully deserving of their reputation - the Germans seem...