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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 7,610
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Posted By maddoc
Thanks, Jon! I wish but this year's GW is not...

Thanks, Jon! I wish but this year's GW is not really a week but two times a couple of days only so no trip. However, from 7th again to SPring-8 synchrotron where at the moment I just return from ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 7,610
Views: 2,229,436
Posted By maddoc
Travel-camera

Travel-camera
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,470
Views: 278,226
Posted By maddoc
1600PR, Itaewon, Seoul, March...

1600PR, Itaewon, Seoul, March 2014

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2899/13870781094_f2f9cd0b47_z_d.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,470
Views: 278,226
Posted By maddoc
Isn`t is for sale in the classifieds right now?...

Isn`t is for sale in the classifieds right now? :D;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Day Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,145
Posted By maddoc
I find that a difficult question to answer but...

I find that a difficult question to answer but from personal experience with rather unreliable repair-service provided by Leica (NJ and Solms, Germany) in case of my M7, my recommendation would be...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Days Ago
Replies: 1,933
Views: 149,221
Posted By maddoc
Moskva-5, RVP50 (Velvia50), 江の島, Jan. 2014

Moskva-5, RVP50 (Velvia50), 江の島, Jan. 2014
Forum: Large Format RF 6 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 330
Posted By maddoc
Hm ... I have a Technika IV and used to use a...

Hm ... I have a Technika IV and used to use a 90mm Super-Angulon with recessed lens-board but now use a Schneider Grandagon 90mm with a flat lens-board and no problems at all. The Grandagon would...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 488
Posted By maddoc
"Follower" in flickr just means "bookmarking"...

"Follower" in flickr just means "bookmarking" somebody`s photo stream so I don`t care if somebody who starts "following" me posts photos in his own galleries. However, if a new follower starts...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 3,183
Posted By maddoc
BW film. Developing/scanning that stuff is like...

BW film. Developing/scanning that stuff is like making dinner at home or something similar. :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By maddoc
I like this one a lot !!!

I like this one a lot !!!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 672
Posted By maddoc
Thanks for the nice comments! :) N1600 is still...

Thanks for the nice comments! :)

N1600 is still easily available in Japan I think, even the local (Chofu) PARCO department store has it in stock.

My last rolls of Fortia SP already last year had...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 672
Posted By maddoc
Something like...

Something like...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By maddoc
I assume that the camera either was sold or...

I assume that the camera either was sold or repaired/cleaned or something similar by them. If it is indeed Rodenstock ... :cool:
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,871
Posted By maddoc
Could somebody provide a comparison between 120...

Could somebody provide a comparison between 120 film mounted into filmholder + ANR glass and film on scanner glass plate + ANR glass? The optics used by the scanner will be different and therefore...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By maddoc
Interesting! In this old thread over at APUG a...

Interesting! In this old thread over at APUG a similar label, albeit in Leica IIIa was mentioned:

http://www.apug.org/forums/forum65/37818-leica-label-question.html
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 839
Posted By maddoc
I had two of them, a black one for the newer M...

I had two of them, a black one for the newer M with motor-drive adapter and an older one for the M2. My only problems were that I could not adjust myself to quickly focus between the frames and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 515
Posted By maddoc
Very nice! ... and still seems to have the...

Very nice! ... and still seems to have the original vulcanite. :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By maddoc
Your M4-2 is in need for some cleaning or...

Your M4-2 is in need for some cleaning or overhaul it seems. My M4-2 has the same frame line problem but parallax seems to work. I have already disassembled the frame line preview lever linkage twice...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By maddoc
If I remember correctly another member here at...

If I remember correctly another member here at RFF posted a similar question some years ago ... don`t remember about my lens though (if it has the screw or not). I will have a look after work.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,662
Posted By maddoc
Very good, congrats!

Very good, congrats!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 82
Views: 3,533
Posted By maddoc
Ben, the only place I would recommend for a...

Ben, the only place I would recommend for a camera check is located in Sapporo, no experience with repair shops in Tokyo.

Did you check the RF for possible problems ? Shot a test-roll...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 82
Views: 3,533
Posted By maddoc
I know about the two different light-baffles...

I know about the two different light-baffles mounted behind the M4 VF eye-piece. One was rectangular shaped and one barrel-shaped. I am not sure if the same happened to the M2 but would not exclude...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By maddoc
I only use 1% KBR(aquos) solution when developing...

I only use 1% KBR(aquos) solution when developing films in Caffenol and I use a concentration of 1 g per liter. Have a look also here:

http://caffenol.blogspot.jp/2010/05/caffenol-c-h-highspeed.html
Forum: Travel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 2,337
Posted By maddoc
Public event is something like a festival, trade...

Public event is something like a festival, trade fair in the public, or a demonstration but not walking a dog in the public. Anybody randomly appearing, for example the lawyer small in the background...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,470
Views: 278,226
Posted By maddoc
M4-2,...

M4-2, HP5

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7434/12892583014_aeba56018e_c.jpg

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3765/12918775275_2e34f4d919_c.jpg
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 3,117
Posted By maddoc
Looks good! Congrats!

Looks good! Congrats!
Forum: Travel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 2,337
Posted By maddoc
There was a case recently in Germany (close to...

There was a case recently in Germany (close to Bonn) were somebody got convicted for taking secretly photos of people who unleashed their dogs in an area where a leash has to be put on the dog. The...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By maddoc
Shutter capping should be appear on the other...

Shutter capping should be appear on the other side (right side) of the printed frame I think.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 792
Posted By maddoc
Very enjoyable, thanks for the link!

Very enjoyable, thanks for the link!
Forum: Nikon RF 03-09-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 778
Posted By maddoc
Interesting observation! On the other hand, the...

Interesting observation! On the other hand, the image circle of the optical unit of the Leitz Hektor 13.5 cm 1:4.5 is said to be sufficient large to cover 4x5.
Forum: Film vs Digital 03-06-2014
Replies: 147
Views: 5,579
Posted By maddoc
100 % film because film is still available for...

100 % film because film is still available for reasonable prices and enough types. However, I won't buy any color-film in 135 anymore, when the stock in the freezer is gone I give up on that (cost of...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-05-2014
Replies: 292
Views: 10,194
Posted By maddoc
I got it shipped to Japan but have tried it yet...

I got it shipped to Japan but have tried it yet ...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-05-2014
Replies: 292
Views: 10,194
Posted By maddoc
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread....

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=140508

Looks interesting. :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-04-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,081
Posted By maddoc
Did you ask Youxin Ye? His shipping costs are...

Did you ask Youxin Ye? His shipping costs are considerably lower but quick shipping. He is located in the US, though.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 03-03-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 3,823
Posted By maddoc
Ian, I have indeed seen and handled one. In about...

Ian, I have indeed seen and handled one. In about 2008 these were sold locally (in Sapporo) for about USD250 (new), as a package including a CV 35/2.5 in LTM mount. A great deal at that time, a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-03-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 4,054
Posted By maddoc
Official statements from Fujifilm (they are...

Official statements from Fujifilm (they are celebrating their 80 anniversary this year):

http://www.fujifilmholdings.com/en/news/2014/0120_01_02.html

http://www.fujifilmholdings.com/80th/en/

"From...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 03-03-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 3,823
Posted By maddoc
For me the size / ergonomics of a Leica M feels...

For me the size / ergonomics of a Leica M feels just right, especially given the various integrated frame-lines. The Rollei35 is a tad to small but fits into a coat pocket, big advantage. Optimum...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-03-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 2,550
Posted By maddoc
If you want to speculate about the future of...

If you want to speculate about the future of camera systems you need to compare the camera markets also. The majority of the camera producer are located in Japan, where the mirror-less camera have...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-02-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 4,054
Posted By maddoc
It is supposed to be Fujicosmetics.... :rolleyes:...

It is supposed to be Fujicosmetics.... :rolleyes: ... and I doubt that this company is still producing any kind of films, more like selling off frozen stuff. When the stock is nearly gone then they...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-28-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,705
Posted By maddoc
From the second link [Leica M: that distinct...

From the second link [Leica M: that distinct feeling of ennui]: "Maybe this will change on May 10, 2012 with some huge product announcement."

Things change slowly in Leica world but in the time...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-28-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,214
Posted By maddoc
This won`t be an easy case to solve but I also...

This won`t be an easy case to solve but I also have my concerns that in the case Kenna wins then copyright claims in photography will come to a new level since his claim is not about the content but...
Forum: Micl Photo Acc / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-26-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 2,510
Posted By maddoc
Thanks for the kind words! :)

Thanks for the kind words! :)
Forum: Micl Photo Acc / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-25-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 2,510
Posted By maddoc
The only reason I have this meter is it`s...

The only reason I have this meter is it`s low-light capability, otherwise my Twin-Mate L208 or VCII meter are much quicker and easier to use.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-23-2014
Replies: 1,470
Views: 278,226
Posted By maddoc
Eastman-Kodak Double-X (rated 400) / R09...

Eastman-Kodak Double-X (rated 400) / R09 1:50

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5477/12733766775_f0c217969a_c.jpg
Forum: Travel 02-20-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 652
Posted By maddoc
Everything I can think of has been mentioned...

Everything I can think of has been mentioned already, so I only would repeat that mainland Japan in summer is not the best season to travel but manageable thanks to the huge amount of...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-19-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By maddoc
If the chemical structure of the remjet layers is...

If the chemical structure of the remjet layers is identical in other films it should work similar well. I guess that would be most probably color-cine films ?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-19-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By maddoc
Thumbs up Kodachrome KR64 & Caffenol-C-M

I just found this very informative article on the LOMO web-site (via a facebook link) and want to give it a...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 02-19-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 2,738
Posted By maddoc
The old Leitz factory in...

The old Leitz factory in Wetzlar.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5182/5629574733_ac671cb657_z.jpg
Forum: Nikon RF 02-19-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 888
Posted By maddoc
Looks like it is behind the front element where...

Looks like it is behind the front element where the distance to the second element is closest (Nikon lens diagram can be found here (http://www.taunusreiter.de/Cameras/Nikon_RF_Lenses.html)). Could...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-18-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 960
Posted By maddoc
Get an M4-2 or cheap M2 and a M-Rokkor that is...

Get an M4-2 or cheap M2 and a M-Rokkor that is already modified (or modify by yourself, easy task) to bring up the 35mm frame lines.

The biggest problem of the Leica CL is not the meter (you can...
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