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Rudy Umans

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  1. I am a Virgo 'nuff said (Since my wife works outside the house and I work from home and have therefore presumably more time on my hands, I am a master at multitasking.... Like now, I am bull Sh*tting, editing, and a few other things all at the same time lol)
  2. As much as I love photography, it has taken a toll and takes up too much of my time and I am struggling to keep up with the everyday basics such as cleaning and maintaining our home, so something has to give. I will be selling my equipment and miscellaneous materials. Please don't ask any questions, as i would rather not talk about it. Below is a list of what's available. All prices are negotiable within reason. Serious inquiries only please. Thanks for reading and understanding... 1. Dustpan and Broom 2. Sponges 3. Dusters 4. Mop and bucket 5. Window cleaner 6. Vacuum 7. Dishwashing liquid 8. Laundry detergent 9. Fabric softener 10. Laundry baskets 11. Toilet brush 12. Cleaning sprays 13. Scrubbing brushes
  3. Patrick, Those lenses with "floating" elements work best at close distances and to my knowledge focus adjustments are done automatically. Isn't that the whole purpose of floating elements? I had a similar cable release problem with my Graflex Crown (top right) There is a cable release terminal on the shutter, but since it is a press camera, there is also a remote release on the camera body (That shiny square looking thingy under the rangefinder), which is a mechanical thing with springs and levers that goes to the release button on the lens. This remote body release also has a thread for a cable release, but the problem was there that I needed a release with a very long throw, which were hard to find. I found a plastic $4.00 one and the only one that works. Since your Koni Omega is also a press camera with a pistol grip with a release, I can imagine you had a similar problem. Shutter setting, when not used for a long time, can get sticky. A bath in lighter fluid, high quality naphtha, or electronic contact cleaner usually solves that problem (provided you can remove the front and rear elements.) But maybe in your case it was just a matter of a spring that popped off. Either way, in theory you shouldn't have a problem with a cable release on the RB. It has a normal thread in the release button like pretty much all cameras of that era Here is a link to the original manual for that camera if you need it: https://butkus.org/chinon/mamiya/mamiya_rb67_pro-s/mamiya_rb67_pro_s.htm Congrats on your sale on Alamy
  4. That's why it is best to process images in 16 bit even though the naked eye is hard pressed to tell the difference.
  5. Thanks for the vote of confidence and yes, I am into that old stuff. For Cameras that is, not for much else. (Although I did get my Medicare card this month LOl) What do you want to know about that legendary jewel? Other than it came with a free membership to the gym if I remember correctly Here are a few I shoot with. (there are 3 more I am afraid)
  6. The same thing has been going on for at least 10 years There were times it was worse and there were times it was better, but the constant was always the consistency in their inconsistency
  7. A mother (or father) always thinks the worse when something happens to their baby. Don't be ashamed. It was a good thing you were worried
  8. I assume there is a model release for that person? The airplane and/or its components might be a problem too. Rejection reasons mean nothing. They are on a rotation schedule I think. I would submit as editorial.
  9. Ole, be smart and don't spend it all at once!!
  10. Guess we all have our moments. (I had multiple lol) Not real familiar with that camera. Don't know much about it other than it's Japanese and post war. It has a pc terminal. Very nice though.
  11. No problem Kerem. Ask anything. I don't know everything, but combined with the other (ex?) film people like Patrick we might get somewhere. Also, I don't know if you are on Facebook, but FB has some groups for film cameras with a ton of knowledge.
  12. Based on US prices, you should be able to get something nice for under $100 like the Olympus Pen Patrick mentioned or an Olympus XA-2 of a Canon A35F rangefinder. Whatever you do, do not buy anything vintage Russian. (sorry my Russian friends) They are all build like crap without any quality control to speak of. Don't know anything about prices in your country btw, it is probably cheaper if you scan yourself or digitize it with your digital camera. I have an Epson V600 and works perfectly fine (Although I am going to give myself an Epson V850 for Christmas. So I can do some wet scanning and scan my 4 x 5's. (9 x 12cm) Don't say anything, my wife doesn't know it yet....:) ) My film stuff is not for stock either (not much is nowadays). I just sell them on POD sites
  13. You can use a short neck strap and push/pull the camera down. That works like a reversed string "tripod" and should help. (or just use a string)
  14. you forgot to add: lawsuit, jail, community service, and a few others
  15. Cool! You can still buy Cine film for 8, 16 and 35mm. (all versions) 16mm and 35mm are also used for still photography. 16mm fits in many subminiatures and needs to be cut by the user. 35mm comes is a regular 35mm film cartridge ready to use. They also make cinefilm for 120mm You should get into that. Lots of fun.
  16. That Koni is a press camera. Similar to the Mamya 6 Press. The Yashica was actually designed to be handhold. Like the Rolleiflex. If you need a CLA, I know a really good guy for those Yashicas
  17. YES! They are cool. I have a few Gossen meters. For my landscapes I use a Gossen SBC with a 1 degree spot. (Talking about big!) , but just to walk around, I usually wing it. So far, so good lol. I used to have a Zone VI modified digital spot meter that I sold. Probably one of the dumbest things I did. Hold on to that Ikophot. Zeiss only made 2 models and this is the first one.
  18. What kind of Camera? Fixed lens? If not, do you have the same problem with other lenses? Can you (still) focus manually?
  19. What is your budget? Also, how do you plan to scan them? If you digitize them with a DSLR, 35mm is fine. If you use a scanner, I recommend medium format. If you want to stay under $500, the Rollei 35S or SE is great for 35mm. The Olympus is nice too. For medium format, the Fuji GSW690III (aka The Texas Leica) or a Mamiya 6 folder. or a Rolleicord (not Rolleiflex) or a Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta 6 x6. (best folders on the planet) "folders" are small cameras with a short bellow that gets tugged away when you close the camera Remember, especially with film cameras, glass is king and I happen to like German glass. I think there is nothing better, and don't worry about an exposure meter, you don't need one
  20. That's one of the reasons I went back to film with vintage cameras. No problems photographing with a pre war Zeiss Ikon or 1950's Graflex or Rolleiflex. On the contrary. It is fun and people love it usually. I get "What a cool camera" instead of "Get out of here" and I can do what I want. (Within reason and maintaining respect)
  21. Street photography was like that since the early days of photography. Hence the quarter plate cameras, later 35mm like Leica, subminiatures and other unobtrusive small cameras. Big bulky DSLRs were never ideal for the streets
  22. In other words, a government building would be public.....well, I walked into the CIA building the other day.......................
  23. Very funny! The moment I saw that 503CM, she had my vote!
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