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Forum: Zeiss Contax 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By CameraQuest
it works fine for a vintage look - have it...

it works fine for a vintage look - have it cleaned.
Tom A likes the lens.
Two versions - chrome and the much rarer black for the Contax I.

Stephen
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 693
Posted By CameraQuest
this is not something for someone who is not used...

this is not something for someone who is not used to doing repairs.

I've seen too many lenses damaged by DIYS newbies.

While the part is no longer available from Cosina, just have your local...
Forum: Smartphone Cameras 2 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By CameraQuest
Forget Nikon vs Leica, now we have Smartphone Camera Wars

Mirror mirror on the wall,
who is the best Smartphone Camera of all...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 5 Days Ago
Replies: 135
Views: 11,265
Posted By CameraQuest
I was working in a portrait studio. I had never...

I was working in a portrait studio. I had never seen a Leica M body, but had heard what great cameras they were.

Someone walked in with a near Mint Leica M3 outfit: a 35/3.5 M Summaron with...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 5 Days Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 1,811
Posted By CameraQuest
Sony VS Fuji Mirrorless Comparison

Sony and Fuji arguably lead the interchangeable lens "mirrorless" race - at least for the time being.

What do you see as the relative strengths and weaknesses of each system?

Where does each system...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 6 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By CameraQuest
"Does anyone know what the going rate for renting...

"Does anyone know what the going rate for renting wall space in a gallery"

There is likely no such thing as a "going rate."

Everything is negotiable. A lot depends upon the gallery, the...
Forum: Photo Software 6 Days Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,547
Posted By CameraQuest
What are the advantages / disadvantages of your...

What are the advantages / disadvantages of your sofware compared to Lightroom ?

Stephen
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 836
Posted By CameraQuest
I'm really impressed with the initial reviews. ...

I'm really impressed with the initial reviews. With this sensor the Sony A7r II is going to challenge and or arguably surpass every other full frame digital camera - at least until other cameras...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 802
Posted By CameraQuest
The XK was one of the cameras made from the...

The XK was one of the cameras made from the collaboration of Leitz and Minolta.

A full 35mm pro system camera aimed squarely at Nikon and Canon at the time.

Fine lens line, interchangeable finders,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 671
Posted By CameraQuest
Different photographers have widely different...

Different photographers have widely different views on this subject.

As a print buyer, I know I will pay more for a photographer printed image. Indeed that may make the difference whether or not I...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 853
Posted By CameraQuest
Is that a Nikon 35mm bright line finder? Nice...

Is that a Nikon 35mm bright line finder?
Nice shape?
Worth $200-300 by itself.

Stephen
Forum: RFF News 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By CameraQuest
I know the owner of the bird. This is...

I know the owner of the bird. This is real.

Stephen
Forum: RFF News 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By CameraQuest
Pearl was killed about May 20, I don't know the...

Pearl was killed about May 20, I don't know the exact date, in the general area of the old Paramount Movie Ranch (http://www.nps.gov/samo/planyourvisit/paramountranch.htm) in Agoura Hills California....
Forum: RFF News 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By CameraQuest
Fundraiser to Bring Killer of Rare Bird to Justice

https://3b4654a23db763dad1a7-2fd842bcb394925385603eee42799b3d.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/7dce47fa-5865-45bc-bcda-9c7fbf3e531f_profile.jpg

OK, this has nothing to do with photography, but everything to do...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 131
Views: 11,189
Posted By CameraQuest
Poll Added. When will see a production Konost...

Poll Added.

When will see a production Konost camera ?
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 5,360
Posted By CameraQuest
The 35/1.7 is expected to ship in August. The...

The 35/1.7 is expected to ship in August.

The new optical design is optimized for digital sensors, for increased sharpness and decreased color shifts. SFAIK this design will also be outstanding...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By CameraQuest
Pinhole Photogs Share Their Prison

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-33519936

nice images made in bad circumstances

do we really have so much to complain about when a lens does not meet our exalted expectations? Try...
Forum: RFF News 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 917
Posted By CameraQuest
Voigtlander Lens Sale

Voigtlander USA lenses with full USA warranty.
Don't be fooled by grey market lenses that require you to ship your lens out of the country for warranty service!

ALL sale lenses bundled with a...
Forum: RFF News 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,849
Posted By CameraQuest
Firefox Blocks Adobe Flash by Default

the bugs on flash just seem to be getting worse

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33520935
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By CameraQuest
The Voigtlander Bessa 35mm camera series (all of...

The Voigtlander Bessa 35mm camera series (all of them) don't have a long enough effective rangefinder baselength to focus a 135/3.5 WIDE OPEN and CLOSE UP.

On the other hand, close it to f/8 close...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 993
Posted By CameraQuest
BBC: The photographers who refuse to abandon traditional film cameras

"Film photography was supposed to have been killed off by the digital era - but a committed band of enthusiasts refuse to abandon the traditional camera. Stephen Dowling finds out why for some, film...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 274
Posted By CameraQuest
LIFE photog reveals never-before-seen 1964 Beatles images

if you are a Beatles fan,
these are worth looking at
http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2015/07/08/beatles-photographs/29861239/
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 131
Views: 11,189
Posted By CameraQuest
an interesting idea, but who knows if, when it...

an interesting idea,
but who knows if, when it will be produced.

Stephen
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 131
Views: 11,189
Posted By CameraQuest
old news...

old news

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=147526


Stephen
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 2,047
Posted By CameraQuest
I started wondering about the exact specs of the...

I started wondering about the exact specs of the new M9 sensor because I found it extremely odd that the English version of the announcement did not specifically mention CCD as the new sensor type. ...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 2,047
Posted By CameraQuest
Suppose the M9 Replacement Sensor is the Q Sensor ..

Suppose the new replacement sensor for the M9 is the Q sensor ...

Why? A dependable new sensor supply. Most sensor manufacturers seem to have given up on CCD sensors.

Advantage? The old...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 169
Views: 13,293
Posted By CameraQuest
""Latest information on the CCD sensors of the...

""Latest information on the CCD sensors of the Leica M9 / M9-P / M Monochrom and M-E camera models"

Is the heading referring to the CCD sensors that will be replaced, new CCD sensors that are being...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 2,078
Posted By CameraQuest
""Latest information on the CCD sensors of the...

""Latest information on the CCD sensors of the Leica M9 / M9-P / M Monochrom and M-E camera models"

Is the heading referring to the CCD sensors that will be replaced, new CCD sensors that are being...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 06-29-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By CameraQuest
possible factors include the battery (Leica or no...

possible factors include the battery (Leica or no name?)
and the the type of card - some are better than others
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 06-22-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 5,360
Posted By CameraQuest
No production date has been set by the...

No production date has been set by the factory.

I am guessing late summer or early fall.

Stephen
Forum: Canon RF 06-21-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 3,791
Posted By CameraQuest
I've owned all of the Canon Rangefinders models...

I've owned all of the Canon Rangefinders models after the IVSB.

By far my personal favorites are the L1 and 7s.

I would have liked the bottom wind Canons if they had offered top wind as well. ...
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 06-21-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 5,360
Posted By CameraQuest
I should have an update tomorrow. Stephen

I should have an update tomorrow.

Stephen
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-16-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,633
Posted By CameraQuest
New Al Kaplan book

I wanted to let you know of something that might be of interest to you and the rangefinderforum family. I have been working with a new, small press in Miami that is publishing a book of my Dad's...
Forum: Provide your Feedback 06-16-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By CameraQuest
?? no one else has reported that. if its still...

??

no one else has reported that.

if its still happening for you,
can you put a screen shot up?

Stephen
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 06-16-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 2,509
Posted By CameraQuest
Leica is not a boutique camera maker to...

Leica is not a boutique camera maker to you?
Leica sensors are outsourced, likely without tens of millions of Leica investment.

Having already manufactured the first digital rangefinder, Cosina...
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 06-15-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 2,509
Posted By CameraQuest
When was the last time you visited the 5 Cosina...

When was the last time you visited the 5 Cosina factories?

Cosina is partnered with the trademark holder for Voigtlander, partnered with Zeiss on the products they manufacture for Zeiss, and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-14-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 996
Posted By CameraQuest
I often see great Leica Barnack buys in RFF's...

I often see great Leica Barnack buys in RFF's classifieds.

it does not get much better than this ad placed today
the best Barnack body with two lenses for...
Forum: Leica Q 06-14-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 2,292
Posted By CameraQuest
What future for the Leica Q ?

My initial thought on the Q was simply too much money for a fixed lens camera to generate many sales, especially compared to what $4200 can buy in used M. Nonetheless it is aimed squarely at...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-13-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,091
Posted By CameraQuest
DAG will charge you less to change VF on the...

DAG will charge you less to change VF on the MA
than Leica will for ala carte.

Better yet, buy used MP with the viewfinder of your liking,
and have DAG remove the battery compartment.

Stephen
Forum: Leica Q 06-12-2015
Replies: 234
Views: 10,628
Posted By CameraQuest
If you want to comment on my post, try sticking...

If you want to comment on my post, try sticking to what I wrote, not what you imagined in creating a BS straw man argument. Your "not good enough" misdirection smoke screen rant is the rubbish in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 692
Posted By CameraQuest
they are not fools. most likely dealers with...

they are not fools. most likely dealers with some obscure market for the lens where they are hoping to make a profit.
Forum: Leica Q 06-11-2015
Replies: 234
Views: 10,628
Posted By CameraQuest
Yep, it would be great for a $800 camera. Not so...

Yep, it would be great for a $800 camera.
Not so much for $4250
You can buy used M9 bodies for less,
or a used M240 body if you bargain.

The zillionaire Blackstone Boys are a bit disconnected from...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-10-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By CameraQuest
it takes 70mm film. 70mm roll film. ...

it takes 70mm film.

70mm roll film.

damn.

Stephen
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 06-10-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,771
Posted By CameraQuest
to me the big news is that Sony has a 42 MP...

to me the big news is that Sony has a 42 MP sensor with 4K video.

That means it won't be too long until Nikon has a similar or better chip.

Hello D820

Stephen
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 06-09-2015
Replies: 169
Views: 13,293
Posted By CameraQuest
there is some speculation on the net that...

there is some speculation on the net that Blackstone is looking for a Leicaexit - perhaps selling out to Panasonic.

I can't help but wonder if the final M9 sensor solution and accompanying...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-08-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 4,984
Posted By CameraQuest
Leica made Barnacks: Leica A, Leica III, Grey...

Leica made Barnacks: Leica A, Leica III, Grey Leica IIIC K, Leica IIIg

Copycat Barnacks: Nicca 5L, Canon L-1, Canon VL,
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-08-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 692
Posted By CameraQuest
Wow! Is this Angenieux 100/2 Really That Rare?

$7,700 with 6 days left !

www.ebay.com/itm/P-Angenieux-F100-1-2-F2-Type-S3-100mm-Vintage-Camera-Lens-Paris-France-Rare/271894726149

Stephen
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 06-08-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 5,145
Posted By CameraQuest
I'm guessing 10,000 or more - counting past and...

I'm guessing 10,000 or more - counting past and present Leica owners. Most simply will not bother to reply your ownership thread. I didn't.

So Raid, what is happening with this interview?
Its long...
Forum: Movies / Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 06-08-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 2,798
Posted By CameraQuest
children, its only the internet. play nice with...

children, its only the internet.
play nice with one another !


Helen, Ned, in some ways its too bad you both are already married.
You two would make a memorable couple!

Stephen
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By CameraQuest
Giant "Super Contax" Graflex KE-4 on Ebay

the Graflex KE4 for US Army

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Graflex-KE-4-Super-Rare-Film-Camera-/321771838207?_trksid=p2054897.l4275

Stephen
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