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by Brian
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chatter — 'Sound Off' Here
Topic: If anyone cares, Microsoft is ending forum support for these products
Replies: 17
Views: 26060

Re: If anyone cares, Microsoft is ending forum support for these products

I called Microsoft Support once for a technical problem. The FORTRAN-80 compiler was setting the high-order bit of the common block name but ASM-80 did not, making it impossible to share memory between them. They told me that problem was fixed in FORTRAN-80 3.44, which I bought. The Microsoft suppor...
by Brian
Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: Words/No Words
Topic: My familial scowlfest
Replies: 4
Views: 8180

Re: My familial scowlfest

Too funny!

I get the "Look of Great Disappointment" from my daughter, would fit right in!
by Brian
Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: SLRs and Rangefinders
Topic: Lens Swapping
Replies: 20
Views: 31903

Re: Lens Swapping

I've done some lens swapping... https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5649/22573680840_5c040b49e2_o.jpg Warm November Day by fiftyonepointsix , on Flickr 1934 CZJ 5cm f1.5 Sonnar, converted to LTM using a J-3 mount. Wide-Open On the M9. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/699/22735597306_b07115400f_o.jpg Warm N...
by Brian
Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: The Fix-It Forum
Topic: Is there any hope for this lens?
Replies: 6
Views: 11666

Re: Is there any hope for this lens?

Is it deep into the lens, or on some of the outer elements? I've gone in 1-element deep on the S1 70~210 before. Deeper on the 85~240 (maybe?) Vivitar. With the Canon FD mount: I found out the hard way there are lots of Ball Bearings that will fall out once the rear mount is off. I much prefer RF le...
by Brian
Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: Product News
Topic: More information about the Konost FF
Replies: 1
Views: 5472

Re: More information about the Konost FF

The accessory shoe on the Leica and Canon P is ~17.5mm. The flange distance for the M-Mount is ~27.8mm. The sensor, LCD, and board that it sits on are maybe 15mm? The sensor by itself requires almost 7.25mm without the socket that it sits in. From the look of the body, compared with the Accessory Sh...
by Brian
Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: Product News
Topic: Konost: A new full-frame digital rangefinder
Replies: 12
Views: 18851

Re: Konost: A new full-frame digital rangefinder

I think this is just a CAD concept camera, and will be dramatically revised if it ever progresses to the next step. For one- the views of the camera from the top show it to be too thin to actually focus on the sensor with the LCD where it is. Maybe they could move the lens forward, kind of like the ...
by Brian
Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Rangefinders
Topic: Argus V-100
Replies: 5
Views: 10546

Re: Argus V-100

Now I know why Kodak moved the wind lever to the bottom of the camera when they put the Meter in. Hard to know what the designer was thinking about with the VF so close to the advance lever, and probably why it is so small.
by Brian
Sat Nov 29, 2014 8:25 am
Forum: Rangefinders
Topic: Olympus 35 RD
Replies: 6
Views: 12178

Re: Olympus 35 RD

I've never had one of these, the fully-auto Olympus DC (?) I think had the same lens. Olympus tended to use more elements in their lenses than did the competition. The SP is a 7-element lens, the RC is a 5 element lens. All the images from them were sharp, and higher contrast. Now- I'm down to an Ol...
by Brian
Sat Nov 29, 2014 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hook, Line and Sinker--Fotron III
Replies: 2
Views: 7401

Re: Hook, Line and Sinker--Fotron III

I saw a pile of those at a Photorama show some 15 years ago, they wanted $49 for each. "I Passed"...

Sometimes epic fails are fun to collect, and usually cheaper than "Epic Success".
by Brian
Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: SLRs and Rangefinders
Topic: Tele-Astranar 400/6.3
Replies: 3
Views: 9507

Re: Tele-Astranar 400/6.3

And it does pretty good with color,

Image400mm F6.3 Tele-Astranar