Leica Tim Vanderweert has passed away, January 9th 2023.

Brian

Product of the Fifties

Tim beat the odds for the last 6 months. His wife posted notice of his death. Just sad to lose him.


For any of you that have read Leicaphilia over the last few years, Tim is losing his battle with cancer.

I've corresponded with him over the years, have enjoyed his articles.

After reading his Sonnar articles, offered to work on his LTM SOnnar 5cm F1.5. He insisted on paying after the work was done. I got even and threw a J-3 into the box with the Sonnar. I remember why I chose the particular J-3: It was made in 1958, same year as he was born. I shimmed it to work on Nikon Rangefinders, he had bought a Nikon S3.
Everybody should take pictures with a lens made the same year they were born.

This hits hard- Tim is my age. He posted a self portrait that he took as a Teen-Ager. He had a "good ole reliable" Argus/Cosina STL1000, same as what I bought when fourteen. I could identify with him on many levels.
 
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That's depressingly sad. He posted this just two months ago:

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John King

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Beaumaris, Melbourne, Australia
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John ...
I was reading through some of Tim's recent blog posts and came across one about Epson printers. I have not done much printing because of the ink cost. I recently replaced an older Epson all in one with a newer one with the ink tanks, the Epson ET-4850. We still use the fax function so that was important. The print quality has been better than the old one and of course it is cheaper to operate. Reading through Tim's post though has got me thinking about the ET-8550 because of his glowing review. Not as a replacement for the all in one but in addition to it. I particularly like his comments about black and white printing and then the comment about the free Epson Print Layout software which has a plug-in for Adobe. All in all, it sounds like a reasonable printing solution. His posts and thoughts will be missed.
 

John King

Member of SOFA
Location
Beaumaris, Melbourne, Australia
Name
John ...
I was reading through some of Tim's recent blog posts and came across one about Epson printers. I have not done much printing because of the ink cost. I recently replaced an older Epson all in one with a newer one with the ink tanks, the Epson ET-4850. We still use the fax function so that was important. The print quality has been better than the old one and of course it is cheaper to operate. Reading through Tim's post though has got me thinking about the ET-8550 because of his glowing review. Not as a replacement for the all in one but in addition to it. I particularly like his comments about black and white printing and then the comment about the free Epson Print Layout software which has a plug-in for Adobe. All in all, it sounds like a reasonable printing solution. His posts and thoughts will be missed.
Link please, Bruce.
 

John King

Member of SOFA
Location
Beaumaris, Melbourne, Australia
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John ...
Just wish they made an "all in one" that had a transparency head for the scanner. If I could scan negs AND print them semi-economically like these EcoTanks promise, I'd be a happy camper.
I've almost got one of those ...

It's a Brother Epson ... ;) :rofl: .

A Brother MFC 2713DW laser multifunction printer/scanner/copier/fax sitting next to an Epson Perfection V700 Photo scanner. In the background, connected to various computers, are an Epson R3880 pigment printer (22"x17"), an Epson A3 multifunction XP-970 dye printer/scanner/copier (etc) and a Konica Minolta 5400 35mm film scanner.
 
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