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Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 472
Posted By maddoc
For candid shots in the street the Noctilux at...

For candid shots in the street the Noctilux at f/1.0 is OK for me, helps when the light is fading. :)

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and allows for selective...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Day Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By maddoc
Similar with the SF20 that I have. Switching the...

Similar with the SF20 that I have. Switching the unit off and on again resets the Power setting (power reduction in EV units) in manual mode, auto mode and also TTL mode.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Day Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 354
Posted By maddoc
I second this, mine looked the same when...

I second this, mine looked the same when separation started.

There is nothing to prevent this, only a good repair shop can help and it might cost more than another lens.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 1 Day Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By maddoc
Very nice work, Dave ! The Fuji Klasse camera...

Very nice work, Dave !

The Fuji Klasse camera reminds me of a fellow RFF member who once asked to get one for him in Tokyo and ship it over to his country. He photographed his entire wedding using...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Day Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By maddoc
I would add "Paris, Texas" by German director Wim...

I would add "Paris, Texas" by German director Wim Wenders, who is also an avid photographer (and Leica user).
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Day Ago
Replies: 1,515
Views: 300,226
Posted By maddoc
Shinjuku, November...

Shinjuku, November 2014

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8562/15879343302_10e2677293_b_d.jpg

Leica M4-P, Tri-X
Forum: Canon RF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By maddoc
It looks like element separation to me (if the...

It looks like element separation to me (if the lens has a cemented doublet in the rear group, e.g. double Gauss-design)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Days Ago
Replies: 4,951
Views: 919,949
Posted By maddoc
I think taking a decent portrait with a...

I think taking a decent portrait with a wide-angle lens is a difficult task and you did very well here. It reminds a little of the work of Koudelka.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9,316
Views: 734,617
Posted By maddoc
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9,316
Views: 734,617
Posted By maddoc
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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By maddoc
Looks like you got a CV type II adapter made from...

Looks like you got a CV type II adapter made from 2007. The old, type I adapters, had the infinity cut-out.
Forum: Micl Photo Acc / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By maddoc
What are "Camera clips" ? I use mostly A & A...

What are "Camera clips" ?

I use mostly A & A neck straps because I can wrap them around my camera and store those easily in a dry cabinet. (better to avoid with a leather strap)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 14,132
Posted By maddoc
HP5 - M3 - 35/2.8 Summaron...

HP5 - M3 - 35/2.8 Summaron (goggled)

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Forum: Micl Photo Acc / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By maddoc
remove the magnet from your pocket! :D:angel:

remove the magnet from your pocket! :D:angel:
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 889
Posted By maddoc
A Leica MR-4 meter that had started giving...

A Leica MR-4 meter that had started giving erratic readings. I have sent it to Knoch Messgeraete GmbH in Germany and the repair estimate looks expensive, about Euro300 including shipping and 19%VAT. ...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 826
Views: 136,736
Posted By maddoc
Thanks, Ben !!

Thanks, Ben !!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 826
Views: 136,736
Posted By maddoc
Shinjuku, November...

Shinjuku, November 2014

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7546/15615470879_54280db088_b_d.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7,929
Views: 2,465,997
Posted By maddoc
New York Observer? ( I just googled his name) A...

New York Observer? ( I just googled his name)

A new camera with a seasoned lens, good matchThe
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7,929
Views: 2,465,997
Posted By maddoc
and with a nice Canadian-made lens! :)

and with a nice Canadian-made lens! :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 625
Posted By maddoc
Thanks, Frank :D

Thanks, Frank :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 625
Posted By maddoc
If in most excellent condition, probably yes....

If in most excellent condition, probably yes. However, the amount of offered lenses is not small here and the recently customs stop almost everything.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 625
Posted By maddoc
Depends I would say. Here in Japan a v2 and v1...

Depends I would say. Here in Japan a v2 and v1 fetch crazy prices, both "Made in Germany". v1 is preferred by BW enthusiasts, better separation of tones and nice overall rendering. However, only if...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 625
Posted By maddoc
I have seen the 35 Summicron v2 M3 version seen...

I have seen the 35 Summicron v2 M3 version seen for around US$1500 in reasonable good condition, US$1300 ~ 1400 with slight haze etc. I think the price really depends on the condition in case of this...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,989
Posted By maddoc
Interesting, the Leica WiKi also states that the...

Interesting, the Leica WiKi also states that the M7 should work with the Leica Winder M4-2, which is does not (tested).
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,989
Posted By maddoc
Starting with the M6 it got really bad regarding...

Starting with the M6 it got really bad regarding flare, the worst being the 0.85x VF magnification models. They tried to improve at first with window coating (early M7) but later changed the RF...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,989
Posted By maddoc
The VF of the M-A, assuming it is a stripped MP,...

The VF of the M-A, assuming it is a stripped MP, should have the flare-reduced RF with better coated windows and additional condenser lens in the frame-line illumination path.

The M-A would not take...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society -- hosted by Bob Rotoloni 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By maddoc
Only JP1188481S gives some valid output, a patent...

Only JP1188481S gives some valid output, a patent from Heisei15 (平成15年), which appears to be filed in 2003 and contains something with a LED (no English translation)
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 831
Posted By maddoc
I also not a big fan of long time exposures with...

I also not a big fan of long time exposures with water in it, the large format photography forum was loaded with those and after some time the effect gets a little boring, IMO.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 831
Posted By maddoc
I do. For example those taken by my friend Tomo...

I do. For example those taken by my friend Tomo Ota in Hokkaido in winter after dusk:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tomootaphotos/
Forum: Micl Photo Acc / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By maddoc
I have an Leica 1.25x magnifier and also a (third...

I have an Leica 1.25x magnifier and also a (third party) -2D diopter to screw into the VF eye-pice. I could check with my M7 later today if the combination of both still allows you to see the LEDs /...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7,929
Views: 2,465,997
Posted By maddoc
It doesn`t get much better! :cool: (Except for a...

It doesn`t get much better! :cool: (Except for a BP M4 maybe .... :D)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,200
Views: 204,133
Posted By maddoc
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5613/15729122946_48...

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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,200
Views: 204,133
Posted By maddoc
Thanks Helen, in Tokyo not such a rare view ......

Thanks Helen, in Tokyo not such a rare view ... :eek:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 155
Views: 23,376
Posted By maddoc
35mm Summicron v3 Fujichrome...

35mm Summicron v3 Fujichrome Sensia200

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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 2,503
Posted By maddoc
I would buy a BP M4 because I like the black...

I would buy a BP M4 because I like the black paint finish and the angled rewind crank. :)
Forum: The Business Of Photography 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 2,230
Posted By maddoc
I have tried the "oven cure" with my old Summitar...

I have tried the "oven cure" with my old Summitar a couple of times (laboratory equipment) and ended up with some air bubbles between the glued elements ... :bang:

If receiving such a lens as in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 2,391
Posted By maddoc
A Leica IIIb with Summar and 100ISO film (APX100)...

A Leica IIIb with Summar and 100ISO film (APX100) can sometimes do ...

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9,316
Views: 734,617
Posted By maddoc
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Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 720
Posted By maddoc
Focus-cam of my former 28/2.8 M-Rokkor, no sloped...

Focus-cam of my former 28/2.8 M-Rokkor, no sloped circumferential cam. (The moving cam is the brass part)

http://m3.i.pbase.com/g9/18/385618/2/157789233.ZgYpDED1.jpg

Focus-cam of my J-12 (LTM), no...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 720
Posted By maddoc
I bet that not the lens is off but the...

I bet that not the lens is off but the cam-follower in your camera is not 100% exactly positioned in the top of the lens mount. This doesn`t matter with a lens cam that just moves in and outwards (as...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,245
Views: 105,695
Posted By maddoc
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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 938
Posted By maddoc
As by the technical note from JOBO about their...

As by the technical note from JOBO about their plastic reels (similar system) never drop the loaded reels into wetting agent solution. Use a different plastic container large enough to hold the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,200
Views: 204,133
Posted By maddoc
Shinjuku, October 2014 Leica M4-2, 35 Summicron...

Shinjuku, October 2014

Leica M4-2, 35 Summicron v3, Arista Premium 400


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Forum: Other Digital Advanced Fixed Lens Compacts 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 707
Posted By maddoc
The top one looks good on my screen, the lower...

The top one looks good on my screen, the lower one looks overexposed and is missing some colors in the highlights.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7,929
Views: 2,465,997
Posted By maddoc
That was what I was wondering about, the original...

That was what I was wondering about, the original vulcanite and Canadian weather!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7,929
Views: 2,465,997
Posted By maddoc
I really dig that rig. :cool: Looks well used and...

I really dig that rig. :cool: Looks well used and the Ni-plated brass not that ugly where the black-chrome has come off. Nice.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 586
Posted By maddoc
From what I have seen on-line one would need...

From what I have seen on-line one would need something like a diffuser and some modification of the head. There are some examples in the internet to find.
Forum: RFF Polls 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 17,736
Posted By maddoc
RF cameras for quick grab shots of what caught my...

RF cameras for quick grab shots of what caught my eye, family or elsewhere.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 586
Posted By maddoc
No idea but I am thinking about LED heads. It...

No idea but I am thinking about LED heads. It sounds like an interesting alternative since you could control the color and therefore the grade of multigrade papers.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,200
Views: 204,133
Posted By maddoc
Thanks, Peter! :)

Thanks, Peter! :)
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