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Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 394
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 3,304
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 3,478
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 3,304
Posted By CameraQuest
I should have an update tomorrow. Stephen

I should have an update tomorrow.

Stephen
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,387
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 515
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 2,217
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 2,217
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 738
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,746
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 955
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 234
Views: 9,877
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 635
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 234
Views: 9,877
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 641
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 2,188
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" 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 154
Views: 11,270
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 4,242
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 635
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 88
Views: 4,749
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 2,392
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 641
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
Forum: RFF News 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,667
Posted By CameraQuest
sellers are able to specify the type of payment...

sellers are able to specify the type of payment they will accept.

for ease of use, Paypal was long the 1st choice.
that may change now.

Stephen
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,231
Posted By CameraQuest
Aperture Priority AE with ANY Pentax Screw Mount...

Aperture Priority AE with ANY Pentax Screw Mount 42mm Lens

It seems about a zillion 42mm Screw Mount SLRs were made, by about a million different manufacturers. OK, so maybe I exaggerated a little...
Forum: RFF News 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,667
Posted By CameraQuest
Paypal Robo Sales Calls for US Users

According to the BBC, Paypal may make robo sales calls to US users. Additionally Paypal may also share your phone numbers. Great.

Users may opt out of these wonderful calls, but how...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By CameraQuest
The Voigtlander LTM adapters are discontinued...

The Voigtlander LTM adapters are discontinued now, and mostly sold out.

I replaced my stock with Rayqual LTM adapters, which I believe are of equal quality while also offering easier 6 bit ...
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 856
Posted By CameraQuest
not true. V2 has the same optical design...

not true. V2 has the same optical design

Stephen
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 05-15-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 2,450
Posted By CameraQuest
Not on the Version III - no color...

Not on the Version III - no color fringing.

Stephen
Forum: RFF News 05-13-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 23,583
Posted By CameraQuest
Price and release dates are unknown for the new...

Price and release dates are unknown for the new Ultron 35/1.7 M or the Nokton 10.5/.95 M43.

I am guessing we will see the 10.5 in June or July, and 35/1.7 a bit later in the year.

Stephen
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 05-05-2015
Replies: 154
Views: 11,270
Posted By CameraQuest
Personally Leica's official story on the cause of...

Personally Leica's official story on the cause of M9 sensor corrosion makes no sense to me,
as many M9 users have posted zero problems -- while others seem to have nothing but problems or even...
Forum: Forum HELP ! 05-04-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 890
Posted By CameraQuest
subscribed notifications were disabled due to...

subscribed notifications were disabled due to multiple notifications.
they will remain disabled until the next software upgrade
which should take place in the next 30 to 60 days.

Best,
Stephen
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 04-28-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 983
Posted By CameraQuest
Baltimore Street Photog Gets World Wide News Coverage

Can a amateur street photog make a difference ?

Yes.

http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-32497921

Stephen
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 04-27-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 679
Posted By CameraQuest
yep, interchangeable Stephen

yep, interchangeable

Stephen
Forum: RFF News 04-19-2015
Replies: 291
Views: 19,836
Posted By CameraQuest
Yep, but who knows what future advances will be...

Yep, but who knows what future advances will be made in CCD sensors ?

Stephen
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-19-2015
Replies: 81
Views: 6,395
Posted By CameraQuest
I'm told MA sales are dead - dealers have a very...

I'm told MA sales are dead - dealers have a very hard time selling them.

Seriously I can't imagine me ever wanting to buy an MA, since removing the battery out of an MP effectively does the same...
Forum: RFF News 04-19-2015
Replies: 291
Views: 19,836
Posted By CameraQuest
Its been years since this problem first surfaced....

Its been years since this problem first surfaced. What is happening Leica?

BTW, it would be great for M system sales if a brand new CCD sensor was developed out of this problem and installed in...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 04-17-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 779
Posted By CameraQuest
Did LOMO (by way of Cosina) Save Film Photography?

Here is the BBC article from 2012
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-20434270

"Did the Lomo camera save film photography?"

What the writer did not mention is that the Lomo is copy of a Cosina...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 04-16-2015
Replies: 126
Views: 4,230
Posted By CameraQuest
ADMIN EDIT: Some off topic posts deleted Please...

ADMIN EDIT: Some off topic posts deleted
Please keep on topic.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-15-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,020
Posted By CameraQuest
I don't see the need for a new dedicated forum to...

I don't see the need for a new dedicated forum to discuss photographs, as that subject is easy to discuss at RFF now. Probably the general discussion forum, the how to forum if something special...
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 04-15-2015
Replies: 103
Views: 4,448
Posted By CameraQuest
Seriously Ranchu, Its good to see you feel so...

Seriously Ranchu,

Its good to see you feel so passionately about helping the homeless. That passion might help you to help the homeless in some way - a good thing indeed.

However, have you...
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 04-15-2015
Replies: 103
Views: 4,448
Posted By CameraQuest
Anyone ever notice the homeless anguishing...

Anyone ever notice the homeless anguishing whether or not they can take pictures of the employed
in such a way as not to exploit the employed ?

Photographers are not so such much taking pictures...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 04-14-2015
Replies: 126
Views: 4,230
Posted By CameraQuest
So- You are Leica's New CEO - What to do ?

Within the next 30 days or sooner, we will likely see some new directions from Leica's new CEO.

If you were the new CEO, what would you do ?

Stephen
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-13-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 267
Posted By CameraQuest
Videographers! B&H NAB Specials

some nice deals here

see http://link.bandh.com/YesConnect/HtmlMessagePreview?a=Wi5d_-v1ARqsqBpNqoUsAMnU

Stephen
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 04-11-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By CameraQuest
Steve's Camera Repair in Culver City California...

Steve's Camera Repair in Culver City California is an excellent repair facility.
Try them, not only for Bessas, for most any camera repair.

Stephen
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 04-11-2015
Replies: 227
Views: 10,144
Posted By CameraQuest
Alas, 125 Lennys appear to be too small a...

Alas, 125 Lennys appear to be too small a production batch !

I'm told the Lenny Leica is sold out !

Believe it or don't.

Stephen
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 04-08-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 3,304
Posted By CameraQuest
Well, half of that guess turned out OK. Cosina...

Well, half of that guess turned out OK.

Cosina has released no official delivery date for the new Voigtlander 35/1.7. My guess is 2nd quarter - time will tell.

Stephen
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-08-2015
Replies: 119
Views: 6,971
Posted By CameraQuest
To me, used rock solid professional cameras and...

To me, used rock solid professional cameras and lenses like the Hassy and Techs that often sell at 20% or even less of their traditional used prices is cheap.

Stephen
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-07-2015
Replies: 119
Views: 6,971
Posted By CameraQuest
Your Faves: Ridiculously Cheap Great Film Cameras!

I look at the prices of the new typical greatly overpriced fad film camera from new or practically unknown manufacturers
and then look in disbelief at ridiculously cheap prices for many all time...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-06-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 972
Posted By CameraQuest
I've seen lenses lenses damaged by incorrect...

I've seen lenses lenses damaged by incorrect mounting attempts - ie not having both the lens helical and camera helical set to infinity before mounting.

Stephen
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-05-2015
Replies: 157
Views: 176,652
Posted By CameraQuest
Apparently the Al Kaplan items are still...

Apparently the Al Kaplan items are still available,
but according to his son,
he does not know where the funds generated for this items is going to.

Stephen
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