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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By maddoc
Interesting photo, it is the identical half lens...

Interesting photo, it is the identical half lens shown from two sides. I wonder what happened to the second half of the lens.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Day Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 418
Posted By maddoc
Just a wild guess but maybe that is a kind of...

Just a wild guess but maybe that is a kind of clamp to fix the enlarger column to the wall to give it additional support to reduce vibrations ?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Days Ago
Replies: 1,960
Views: 278,752
Posted By maddoc
Thanks, Erik and Vincent :) In winter most...

Thanks, Erik and Vincent :)

In winter most probably in one of the many long underpasses, connection ways or shopping malls, which form a city of their own below Tokyo. It must be very tough.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 1,960
Views: 278,752
Posted By maddoc
APX100 https://farm1.staticflickr.com/439/1995904...

APX100

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/439/19959043131_1c0f8cd8da_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/wpHjai)201507-07-M42-APX100-50INDblack-NOCT-29 copy (https://flic.kr/p/wpHjai) by Gabor Samjeske...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 6 Days Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 2,992
Posted By maddoc
My Leica M7, purchased from an official dealer in...

My Leica M7, purchased from an official dealer in the US, was Leica factory refurbished according to a sticker on the M7 box that stated "Factory refurbished, Leica Italy". It had a one year warranty...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 135
Views: 17,782
Posted By maddoc
Delta3200 / Leica...

Delta3200 / Leica M4-2

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/544/19731344636_eabc36d197_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/w4Aikb)201507-05-M42-DELTA3200-J8-IND50black-26copy (https://flic.kr/p/w4Aikb) by Gabor...
Forum: Travel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 628
Posted By maddoc
Really? I visited Seoul in spring last year and...

Really? I visited Seoul in spring last year and was lucky to be able to communicate in Japanese with the Korean. Hardly anybody I met there was able to speak a single word of English, including the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 2,007
Posted By maddoc
A nice lens, it replaced both my Summarit 50/1.5...

A nice lens, it replaced both my Summarit 50/1.5 and Elmar 50/3.5.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7398/16367980500_fd85ec5377_b.jpg...
Forum: RFF News 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,475
Posted By maddoc
+1. A Nikon - Leica version would be most...

+1. A Nikon - Leica version would be most excellent!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,166
Views: 223,634
Posted By maddoc
35mm Summicron III, Tmax400-2, Leica...

35mm Summicron III, Tmax400-2, Leica M4-2

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/544/19166968069_ecec65f986_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/vcHHQH)
201506-08-M42-TMY-35CRON-SUMMAR-13 copy (https://flic.kr/p/vcHHQH)...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 544
Views: 29,313
Posted By maddoc
Ned, thanks a lot for the list! The Ilfosol-3...

Ned,

thanks a lot for the list! The Ilfosol-3 developed frames look interesting and HP5plus is the cheapest 400ISO film now here in Japan.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 544
Views: 29,313
Posted By maddoc
Ned, if I remember correctly you were a fan of...

Ned, if I remember correctly you were a fan of Kodak`s HC-110 film developer and are now using Ilfosol-3. If correct, what made you switch? Just curious.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By maddoc
That price will up go soon, now that you posted...

That price will up go soon, now that you posted it here :)

EDIT: I like that sentence in the description "No film preview lever"
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 97
Views: 18,279
Posted By maddoc
Well seen! What is the difference between...

Well seen!

What is the difference between versions 1 and 2 of the Elmar-M if I might ask?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-23-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 1,447
Posted By maddoc
Maybe the way you composed and exposed your...

Maybe the way you composed and exposed your frames your interpretation of NY reminds me of some Mediterranean place in summer. Very nice!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-20-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 778
Posted By maddoc
The superior quality of a clean out of the box...

The superior quality of a clean out of the box Leica lens without protecting filter will soon be degrading to levels inferior of a clean lens with protecting filter because a filter can be easily...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-20-2015
Replies: 1,755
Views: 363,757
Posted By maddoc
http://www.pbase.com/gsamj/image/160478926.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/gsamj/image/160478926.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-20-2015
Replies: 1,755
Views: 363,757
Posted By maddoc
Interesting question Erik. I spotted that finder...

Interesting question Erik. I spotted that finder by accident mounted on a Canon screwmount last Saturday in a train in Tokyo and after a short conversation with the owner of that camera was told that...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-19-2015
Replies: 1,755
Views: 363,757
Posted By maddoc
IIIc with 3.5 cm Elmar and a little 35 mm VF Made...

IIIc with 3.5 cm Elmar and a little 35 mm VF Made in Japan.

http://www.pbase.com/gsamj/image/160475888.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-19-2015
Replies: 1,543
Views: 324,938
Posted By maddoc
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/381/18958058411_58f5...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/381/18958058411_58f519ae68_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/uTg1h4)201506-03-M42-TMY-35LUX-04 copy (https://flic.kr/p/uTg1h4) by Gabor Samjeske...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-18-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By maddoc
The plate needs to be polished to obtain a...

The plate needs to be polished to obtain a mirror-grade surface. Kodak was selling Ferrotype Plate Polish, see this thread at APUG:...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 06-18-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By maddoc
I visited his (Shinya Arimoto) recent exhibition...

I visited his (Shinya Arimoto) recent exhibition (and a couple before). All (most?) with a SWC with Flash in the hot-shoe, no finder. All wet-printed.

http://arimotoshinya.com/works/photostream/2
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-17-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 1,211
Posted By maddoc
Does your M6 0.85x have an old type baseplate...

Does your M6 0.85x have an old type baseplate perhaps?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-17-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 1,211
Posted By maddoc
I use Leitz IXMOO, FILCA, Nikon cassettes, KODAK...

I use Leitz IXMOO, FILCA, Nikon cassettes, KODAK snap caps, and reuse film cassettes that have the DX coding. Re-loadable film cassettes can be used with the Watson 66B, which has the key to close...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 06-16-2015
Replies: 1,832
Views: 176,548
Posted By maddoc
"Alle Katzen Grau" by Christian Reister.

"Alle Katzen Grau" by Christian Reister.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-16-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 1,098
Posted By maddoc
Considering that many if not most Leica lenses...

Considering that many if not most Leica lenses are more valuable than the camera body (except original BP and the Leica MP) and in many cases (scratch and haze-free old lenses, Noctilux 50/1.2, 35mm...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-16-2015
Replies: 1,543
Views: 324,938
Posted By maddoc
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5471/18854879465_f36...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5471/18854879465_f365b35a6a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/uJ9bLH)201506-03-M42-TMY-35LUX-30 copy (https://flic.kr/p/uJ9bLH) by Gabor Samjeske...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-08-2015
Replies: 1,543
Views: 324,938
Posted By maddoc
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/281/17997013103_b4a4...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/281/17997013103_b4a444d40b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tqkoZn)201506-02-M42-TMY-35LUX-NOCT-IND61-10 copy (https://flic.kr/p/tqkoZn) by Gabor Samjeske...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-04-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 1,627
Posted By maddoc
I would bring a 40/2.0 lens .... saves me from...

I would bring a 40/2.0 lens .... saves me from the urge to switch between 50 and 35mm lenses.
Forum: Micl Photo Acc / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-03-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By maddoc
For me the 1.25x is sufficient gain, especially...

For me the 1.25x is sufficient gain, especially when using the Noctilux. I can`t comment about the 1.4x but depending on your eye-sight (eye-glasses) it might throw the 50mm frame lines out of the...
Forum: Travel 06-03-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,157
Posted By maddoc
If this year`s summer in Tokyo follows the...

If this year`s summer in Tokyo follows the temperature trend of this May then I wouldn`t be to much surprised if temperatures in August will get close to 40C or maybe even a little higher (including...
Forum: Micl Photo Acc / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-02-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By maddoc
I can only comment on using the Leica 1.25x...

I can only comment on using the Leica 1.25x magnifier with 0.72x VF M Leicas and 50mm frame lines. In that case the VF magnification becomes almost identical to that of the M3 (0.90 vs 0.91). In case...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 05-19-2015
Replies: 94
Views: 5,137
Posted By maddoc
Agreed. Leicas are addictive, somehow. For me the...

Agreed. Leicas are addictive, somehow. For me the best combination of usability, camera-design, lens design. As long as film will be available (and affordable) in 135 format I will keep and use my...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-19-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 1,123
Posted By maddoc
Yodobashi in Shinjuku has many of those chemicals...

Yodobashi in Shinjuku has many of those chemicals in stock, washing soda (sodium carbonate) on the other hand I had ordered online here in Japan when experimenting with Caffenol.

Yodobashi also has...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 05-17-2015
Replies: 183
Views: 7,287
Posted By maddoc
A very good explanation, IMO.

A very good explanation, IMO.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-16-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 5,408
Posted By maddoc
I like this one. :)

I like this one. :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-13-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,809
Posted By maddoc
Could you explain why? The first time I read it...

Could you explain why? The first time I read it about it and I have developed multiple rolls of TX400 in the same batch of Diafine in the past without noticing any degradation.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 05-12-2015
Replies: 544
Views: 29,313
Posted By maddoc
Thanks a lot, Ned! Problem is, my photos don`t...

Thanks a lot, Ned! Problem is, my photos don`t fit into any category, to much of everything so not very pleasing to show in a single thread. I have done a some printing in the recent month when I had...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 05-12-2015
Replies: 544
Views: 29,313
Posted By maddoc
This quickly became my most favorite thread here...

This quickly became my most favorite thread here at RFF. Don`t stop posting! :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-12-2015
Replies: 2,205
Views: 257,264
Posted By maddoc
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5446/17557154866_bed...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5446/17557154866_bed66e7054_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/sKt1sE)
201505-06-M4P-XX400-50IND-35CRON-21copy (https://flic.kr/p/sKt1sE) by Gabor Samjeske...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society -- hosted by Bob Rotoloni 05-12-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 53,596
Posted By maddoc
I use an Amedeo S-mount to LTM adapter (second...

I use an Amedeo S-mount to LTM adapter (second copy actually, I had sold the first one together with a Millennium Nikkor 50/1.4) and it works with my screwmount Leicas (Leica IIIb, IIIc, IIIf) and my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-07-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,498
Posted By maddoc
Thanks for sharing !! :)

Thanks for sharing !! :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-07-2015
Replies: 147
Views: 22,819
Posted By maddoc
I like this a lot! :)

I like this a lot! :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-06-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By maddoc
Diopter goes into eye-piece of the camera, which...

Diopter goes into eye-piece of the camera, which has a fine thread. Same for the magnifiers.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-06-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 6,072
Posted By maddoc
New film is very good news! Looking forward to...

New film is very good news! Looking forward to see some photos taken with that film. :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-04-2015
Replies: 7,425
Views: 2,703,442
Posted By maddoc
M4-P/MR-4 with 3.5cm Elmar yesterday in...

M4-P/MR-4 with 3.5cm Elmar yesterday in...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-04-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By maddoc
Leica M7, W-Nikkor 35/2.5 (S-mount), Amedeo...

Leica M7, W-Nikkor 35/2.5 (S-mount), Amedeo S-mount to LTM adapter, Leica LTM to M-mount adapter. Works perfect (for me).

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5569/14927947241_9c1d1fc062_b.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-01-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,194
Posted By maddoc
I find the Leica 1.25x magnifier to be very...

I find the Leica 1.25x magnifier to be very useful when using a 0.72x VF M Leica and 50mm lenses, it makes focusing a lot easier. The magnifier converts to 0.9x, almost identical to the M3 (which I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-01-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,955
Posted By maddoc
"The shutter speed dial on top of the camera has...

"The shutter speed dial on top of the camera has 1 stop indents, but intermediate speeds can be selected too since the mechanical timer is step less."

So Leica introduced a step-less...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-30-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By maddoc
I used to wear eye-glasses and bought a...

I used to wear eye-glasses and bought a demagnifier (0.85x) for the same reasons, to better see the 35mm frame-lines using a 0.72x Leica. Unfortunately, the demagnifier produced a rather blurry image...
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