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Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 1 Day Ago
Replies: 108
Views: 2,345
Posted By maddoc
A good reminder of the fragility of life. Cheers...

A good reminder of the fragility of life. Cheers Stephen, get well soon!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Day Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By maddoc
ACROS100 is listed on Fuji`s homepage (Japanese)...

ACROS100 is listed on Fuji`s homepage (Japanese) in 135, 120, 4x5, and 8x10.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 427
Posted By maddoc
From my experience it is important to make sure...

From my experience it is important to make sure that both lower and upper sprocket holes are set correctly on the sprocket wheel. Having checked that, I close the back door quickly and mount the base...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Days Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 4,451
Posted By maddoc
A BP Summitar looks awesome! :cool:

A BP Summitar looks awesome! :cool:
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By maddoc
Post #4 in that...

Post #4 in that thread.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=110606
Forum: Nikon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By maddoc
Very good! One can`t go wrong with a Nikon S2 in...

Very good! One can`t go wrong with a Nikon S2 in my opinion.

I like "Woody Sushi" best. :)
Forum: Travel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 1,321
Posted By maddoc
Thanks for the link, Jon! The "overview effect"...

Thanks for the link, Jon! The "overview effect" is exactly what I meant. :)
Forum: Travel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 1,321
Posted By maddoc
Speaking about "dream" travel destination, it...

Speaking about "dream" travel destination, it would be the ISS to get some distance to our planet and see it from a different perspective.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,506
Views: 383,647
Posted By maddoc
Leica M4BP / RPX400 / R09...

Leica M4BP / RPX400 / R09 1:25

https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8748/28217005831_f05f1d4728_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JZrwLx)201607-01-M4BP-RPX400-NOCT-35LUX-17 copy (https://flic.kr/p/JZrwLx) by Gabor...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,742
Posted By maddoc
Sorry to hear that, Vance! Hopefully you can get...

Sorry to hear that, Vance! Hopefully you can get in contact with somebody being helpful soon!



Good to hear that it is not such a big problem finally. One day in Kyoto is not bad at all. :)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,742
Posted By maddoc
In others words, sending your camera to Leica in...

In others words, sending your camera to Leica in Germany is not an option? What was the reason they could not help / fix the sensor?

If you send out from China and ask the the repair facility to...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 10,312
Posted By maddoc
Sorry to hear that, Johan. My condolences.

Sorry to hear that, Johan. My condolences.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,742
Posted By maddoc
Did you ask Leica Japan (Ginza, Tokyo) about...

Did you ask Leica Japan (Ginza, Tokyo) about getting the camera back to you?
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By maddoc
Abbas Kiarostami, RIP

http://pro.magnumphotos.com/Package/2K1HRGPAO5NH?mc_cid=32d9086768&mc_eid=a54f77f586
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 777
Posted By maddoc
I gave up on color films almost entirely a couple...

I gave up on color films almost entirely a couple of years ago. My favorite was Kodachrome but also Provia400X.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 777
Posted By maddoc
Kyle, thank you! I brought the lens to Leica...

Kyle, thank you!

I brought the lens to Leica Ginza in Tokyo and was told that they can`t service it locally so they sent it out to Leica in Germany.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 777
Posted By maddoc
Here is a link to my gallery at Flickr...

Here is a link to my gallery at Flickr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/maddoc2003jp/albums/72157626066461526) of photos taken with this lens (BW and some slides).

My lens had developed some haze...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 121
Views: 19,269
Posted By maddoc
Thanks, John!!

Thanks, John!!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 4,451
Posted By maddoc
Summilux 35mm f/1.4 Aspherical.

Summilux 35mm f/1.4 Aspherical.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By maddoc
That is interesting, thanks for sharing this,...

That is interesting, thanks for sharing this, Roger!

One thing I wasn`t aware of, Ilford had a 400 Group Number (daylight) film already at that time, twice the value of the highest from other...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 121
Views: 19,269
Posted By maddoc
Thank you ! Prices have come down a little here...

Thank you !

Prices have come down a little here but still higher as compared to Europe.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 121
Views: 19,269
Posted By maddoc
Thanks, Helen and Kevin! To get this camera I...

Thanks, Helen and Kevin!

To get this camera I had to sell off some stuff which was a good thing and it is so similar to my former M4-2 that I hardly notice a difference when using it. :)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By maddoc
Doesn`t that look sweet? :D

Doesn`t that look sweet? :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 121
Views: 19,269
Posted By maddoc
https://c6.staticflickr.com/8/7298/27918149485_5c2...

https://c6.staticflickr.com/8/7298/27918149485_5c2f93cec2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Jx2PbV)Original BP M4 (https://flic.kr/p/Jx2PbV) by Gabor Samjeske (https://www.flickr.com/photos/maddoc2003jp/), on...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 666
Posted By maddoc
Nice one !

Nice one !
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 393
Views: 23,716
Posted By maddoc
Nice lens!

Nice lens!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 393
Views: 23,716
Posted By maddoc
I am thinking about this. The vignetting becomes...

I am thinking about this. The vignetting becomes visible at the film gate position but the CdS-cell is located closer to the rear element. Therefore it might not register all of the light at this...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 393
Views: 23,716
Posted By maddoc
Erik, you are correct, the 50/1.2 was actually...

Erik, you are correct, the 50/1.2 was actually introduced 1966.

I had problems metering with Noctilux at f/1.0, though.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 884
Posted By maddoc
Saw this on FB. Well "deserved" :D:cool:

Saw this on FB. Well "deserved" :D:cool:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,208
Views: 304,998
Posted By maddoc
Thank you Vincent ! Actually, I would be happy...

Thank you Vincent !

Actually, I would be happy being able to share photos taken with any of the lenses that I own... just a question of time spent on the job and on photography ... :bang:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 393
Views: 23,716
Posted By maddoc
50/1.1 is a stretch for the M5 meter. At full...

50/1.1 is a stretch for the M5 meter. At full aperture the M5 meter gives slightly wrong readings also with the Noctilux. The reason is that the diameter of the rear element is to large and therefore...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,208
Views: 304,998
Posted By maddoc
Exactly. I have an older version of this lens and...

Exactly. I have an older version of this lens and got a modified M-Mount flange to use the SA with my M5 when I had one. The other problem with the M5 is that the hot shoe is not centered over lens...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 532
Posted By maddoc
Tri-X dries dead flat here in Japan in summer...

Tri-X dries dead flat here in Japan in summer when we have high humidity. It curls like hell in winter, when the air is dry.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 393
Views: 23,716
Posted By maddoc
Leica mechanical focal plane shutters springs are...

Leica mechanical focal plane shutters springs are always under tension, no matter if released or not. The difference in % is not large.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-21-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By maddoc
An outstanding photographer, he knew how to use...

An outstanding photographer, he knew how to use the light.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-20-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 1,494
Posted By maddoc
Depending on the size of the changing bag there...

Depending on the size of the changing bag there is a good chance of scratching the film emulsion with the sharp metal parts after opening the film canister.

To avoid double exposure I always rewind...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-19-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By maddoc
You operate the M6 meter the same way as your...

You operate the M6 meter the same way as your MR-4. If you keep the shutter speed constant then you can adjust the aperture of the lens according to the different required EV (or zones), giving you...
Forum: Travel 06-17-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 1,341
Posted By maddoc
Due to Muslim influence, I guess the meat is...

Due to Muslim influence, I guess the meat is something else than pig, goat or sheep maybe?
Forum: Travel 06-17-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 1,341
Posted By maddoc
Nice photos, makes me want to visit this...

Nice photos, makes me want to visit this place.

In the last frame, I spot a Leica? (EDIT: One post before)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-17-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 1,697
Posted By maddoc
A second M4 seems most logical choice to me....

A second M4 seems most logical choice to me. Depending on the situation (having much time for composition of the frame or more kind of snapshot style) using two different M body in parallel can be...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-16-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 1,195
Posted By maddoc
A Panda with measles ... :eek:

A Panda with measles ... :eek:
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 1,195
Posted By maddoc
so this time the only variable is the reels/tank...

so this time the only variable is the reels/tank (plastic?) used while all other parameters (temp, developer chemistry, water source, graduated cylinder) were identical?

If the problem would be...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-13-2016
Replies: 307
Views: 14,309
Posted By maddoc
What I had selected, the never-ending parade of...

What I had selected, the never-ending parade of transparent umbrellas in Tokyo.

https://c3.staticflickr.com/2/1588/24153176954_3a69387529_b.jpg...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-09-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By maddoc
I would recommend Fujiya Camera in Nakano, 5...

I would recommend Fujiya Camera in Nakano, 5 minutes walking distance from Nakano station (Chuo-line).

http://www.fujiya-camera.co.jp/
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-29-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 2,638
Posted By maddoc
Pebble Time and M4-2/3.5cm...

Pebble Time and M4-2/3.5cm Elmar

http://www.pbase.com/gsamj/image/163330235.jpg
Forum: RFF Polls 05-26-2016
Replies: 212
Views: 72,666
Posted By maddoc
Neopan Super Presto. Since this film is long gone...

Neopan Super Presto. Since this film is long gone now I am still looking for something that comes close. Delta400 might be it for me.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-26-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 1,490
Posted By maddoc
I had no problems with rotation of the hood but...

I had no problems with rotation of the hood but dark corners from the to far filter position.
Forum: Travel 05-24-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 11,882
Posted By maddoc
Very good photos and enjoyable reading. This...

Very good photos and enjoyable reading. This brings back many memories from my own trip the Faroer Islands back in 1985 when my father and I went there by car from Germany, taking the ferry from...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-24-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 1,490
Posted By maddoc
Very, very helpful and interesting approach to...

Very, very helpful and interesting approach to this Summilux problem. I was one of the persons trying to mount some filter with a rubber o-ring into a 15256 hood but gave up on that solution because...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-23-2016
Replies: 73
Views: 3,106
Posted By maddoc
The 35mm Summilux ASPH is better for sure at...

The 35mm Summilux ASPH is better for sure at f/1.4 but bigger and more expensive (much more ...). However, I still like what the pre-ASPH can do.

Lens from the latest batch,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-22-2016
Replies: 7,879
Views: 3,050,013
Posted By maddoc
Wow! :cool: What CV lens is that if I may ask?

Wow! :cool: What CV lens is that if I may ask?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-22-2016
Replies: 7,879
Views: 3,050,013
Posted By maddoc
I wouldn`t stop you for sure, the Super-Angulon-M...

I wouldn`t stop you for sure, the Super-Angulon-M is a fabulous lens. However, I also had the CV 21/4 in S-mount and that was a very good lens! :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-21-2016
Replies: 1,506
Views: 383,647
Posted By maddoc
M7 /...

M7 / DELTA400

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1530/26294744220_59f5c0208f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/G4zrmY)201404-02-M7-DELTA400-35LUX-50CRON-35ELMAR-06 copy (https://flic.kr/p/G4zrmY) by Gabor...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-20-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By maddoc
The Summaron/Summicron/Summilux goggles reduce...

The Summaron/Summicron/Summilux goggles reduce the VF magnification by a factor of 1.5 (so I read in the Leica User Forum). 0.91x (M3) => 0.61 and 0.85 (M6, M6TTL, M7, MP) => 0.57. 0.72x => 0.48.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-20-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By maddoc
No TTL metering with the M5 because the arm...

No TTL metering with the M5 because the arm carrying the CDS cell keeps locked.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-18-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 2,185
Posted By maddoc
The icon right above "aperture" in the screen...

The icon right above "aperture" in the screen shot (the camera symbol with two curved arrows) indicates that you can switch between front and rear camera. The iPhone light-meter programs I use all...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-14-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,091
Posted By maddoc
Did you check proper alignment of the exposed...

Did you check proper alignment of the exposed frame area with respect to the sprocket holes? If the frames are skewed you should expect a stair-like pattern of the longer frame side.

However, your...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-12-2016
Replies: 64
Views: 2,727
Posted By maddoc
Moriyama Daido. Yamasaki Ko-ji.

Moriyama Daido. Yamasaki Ko-ji.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-12-2016
Replies: 1,506
Views: 383,647
Posted By maddoc
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1484/26334707531_d4...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1484/26334707531_d4d49698dd_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/G87g4z)201603-09-M7-XX-400-35LUX-21 copy (https://flic.kr/p/G87g4z) by Gabor Samjeske...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-12-2016
Replies: 7,879
Views: 3,050,013
Posted By maddoc
Very nice ! While having a Super-Angulon-M, 35mm...

Very nice ! While having a Super-Angulon-M, 35mm Summilux pre-ASPH, and Noctilux 50/1.0 myself, I would not mind a BP M4. Time to sell some stuff .... :) (just reached the 7000 posts ....)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-11-2016
Replies: 97
Views: 6,282
Posted By maddoc
Same experience here. My most used M next to M7...

Same experience here. My most used M next to M7 and both cameras just work fine.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-11-2016
Replies: 307
Views: 14,309
Posted By maddoc
As of today, 4 cards received! :) I printed all...

As of today, 4 cards received! :)

I printed all the cards by myself and have just brought them to a local post office to buy the stamps. Staff was so kind to put the stamps onto the cards, great...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-11-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By maddoc
You need to point the VF against a bright light...

You need to point the VF against a bright light source and look through the small RF window (the left one when looking at the camera front side). If you see black spots or areas there then the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-10-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,121
Posted By maddoc
My first Leica was the M6 and my first Leica lens...

My first Leica was the M6 and my first Leica lens was the 35mm Summilux pre-ASPH. I still have that lens. :)

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/159/415309748_1e8b5e3c48_b.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-10-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 1,871
Posted By maddoc
No IXMOO, no winder, no Rapidwinder, no 21...

No IXMOO, no winder, no Rapidwinder, no 21 Super-Angulon-M (or 28 Elmarit vs1) with meter capability .... The M5 is a nice camera for the Noctilux (spot meter) but otherwise to many limitations.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-07-2016
Replies: 1,963
Views: 309,827
Posted By maddoc
XX @400 (HC-110 "B") & Summar...

XX @400 (HC-110 "B") & Summar (uncoated)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1663/26218262986_37e021ba1c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FWPsa1)201604-01-M3-XX-400-SUMMAR-21SA-35 copy (https://flic.kr/p/FWPsa1)...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-04-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 1,407
Posted By maddoc
I have the 35mm Summilux pre-ASPH v2 (latest...

I have the 35mm Summilux pre-ASPH v2 (latest German version), 35mm Summicron vs3, Summaron 1/2.8 (M3 version), and an non-coated Elmar 3.5 cm 1:3.5 (just recently serviced by DAG).

My copy of the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-30-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 2,303
Posted By maddoc
M4 can have a problem with shutter ribbons easily...

M4 can have a problem with shutter ribbons easily ripping off the drum, especially when the camera has never been serviced and lubricants are dried. (This comes from a camera repair guy I frequently...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 03-24-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 1,539
Posted By maddoc
Raid, thanks for the information!

Raid, thanks for the information!
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 03-24-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 1,539
Posted By maddoc
When I click on the profile information of the...

When I click on the profile information of the seller the only item for sale is a toy monkey made in Japan but the S3 is not listed as an item for sale in the seller`s profile page. Strange...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-23-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 2,531
Posted By maddoc
Forgot my Twin-Mate (L208) in a jeans pocket and...

Forgot my Twin-Mate (L208) in a jeans pocket and it went through a complete wash cycle including spin drying, no problems after that. :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-18-2016
Replies: 129
Views: 8,827
Posted By maddoc
I have just used my last rolls of Rollei Retro...

I have just used my last rolls of Rollei Retro 400S that I bought 8 years ago and had a use-by-date of 2010. Completely fine, no increase of base fog or noticeable lost of contrast. :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-16-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 11,138
Posted By maddoc
/https://farm1.staticflickr.com/439/19959043131_1c...

/https://farm1.staticflickr.com/439/19959043131_1c0f8cd8da_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/wpHjai)201507-07-M42-APX100-50INDblack-NOCTILUX-29 copy (https://flic.kr/p/wpHjai) by Gabor Samjeske...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-07-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 3,933
Posted By maddoc
Did you ever check by holding the camera against...

Did you ever check by holding the camera against a bright light source with removed back and looking from the front-side with removed lens (lens mount pressed closely to your face) if the shutter...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-06-2016
Replies: 120
Views: 53,297
Posted By maddoc
shooting under the influence ..... (M7, XX...

shooting under the influence ..... (M7, XX @800EI, R09 1:50)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1509/25549706126_cb4dfd85d6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EVJVuA)201603-01-M7-XX-800-28ULTRON-15 copy...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-03-2016
Replies: 224
Views: 35,107
Posted By maddoc
That is pretty awesome !!

That is pretty awesome !!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-01-2016
Replies: 120
Views: 53,297
Posted By maddoc
M7, Double-X...

M7, Double-X (400EI)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1446/25056687839_c83cdb27c2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Ebb5ki)201602-03-M7-XX-28ULTRON-09 copy (https://flic.kr/p/Ebb5ki) by Gabor Samjeske...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-01-2016
Replies: 307
Views: 14,309
Posted By maddoc
Could that be me? "maddoc" :) Looking forward to...

Could that be me? "maddoc" :) Looking forward to it!
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 03-01-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 916
Posted By maddoc
... same here. Keeping almost constant post count...

... same here. Keeping almost constant post count since a year or so.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-26-2016
Replies: 120
Views: 53,297
Posted By maddoc
Thank you, Helen! :) I used to have that Biogon...

Thank you, Helen! :)

I used to have that Biogon lens (ZM 25/2.8) as my fourth RF lens ever almost exactly 9 years ago. Wonderful lens, I used it with my R-D1s but sold it after getting my M6 because...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-25-2016
Replies: 120
Views: 53,297
Posted By maddoc
Thank you! :) The Ultron 28/2.0 is my fourth...

Thank you! :)

The Ultron 28/2.0 is my fourth attempt to get along with the 28mm focal length....
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-25-2016
Replies: 120
Views: 53,297
Posted By maddoc
Thank you! :)

Thank you! :)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-25-2016
Replies: 120
Views: 53,297
Posted By maddoc
All on Double-X, exposed as...

All on Double-X, exposed as 400EI.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1527/24603218759_cdf3177033_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Du6VLT)201602-04-M7-XX-28ULTRON-26 copy (https://flic.kr/p/Du6VLT) by Gabor...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-18-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 1,415
Posted By maddoc
I had the same happen to my M7 about 7 years ago....

I had the same happen to my M7 about 7 years ago. Since the camera was still under warranty I had sent it to Leica for a repair. In my case one of the shutter ribbons had come loose from the shutter...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-18-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,735
Posted By maddoc
I think Dante had a nice kind of review about the...

I think Dante had a nice kind of review about the Kobalux/Avenon lenses here. (http://kobalux.com/k28-2.html)
Long time discontinued and I was lucky finding one here for a good price. Since f/3.5 is...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-17-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,735
Posted By maddoc
At that time I was still wearing glasses so the...

At that time I was still wearing glasses so the 28mm frame lines of the Leica were of no help for me. The Avenon VF was really good.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-17-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,735
Posted By maddoc
I owned the CV 28/3.5 in S-mount only briefly but...

I owned the CV 28/3.5 in S-mount only briefly but liked the Avenon 28/3.5 in LTM mount quite a lot. I think that the CV tends to give slightly higher contrast photos.

CV 28/3.5...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-05-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 4,422
Posted By maddoc
Very nice, Roland!! It looks like you had a good...

Very nice, Roland!! It looks like you had a good time! :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,623
Posted By maddoc
I tried to order from Digital Truth, no...

I tried to order from Digital Truth, no International shipping, only US. :confused:
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-02-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 11,138
Posted By maddoc
Thank you! :)

Thank you! :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-31-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 11,138
Posted By maddoc
:) https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7061/6922071381...

:)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7061/6922071381_62e68c1357_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/bxFqEi)201202-12-M42-400TX-NOCT-50CRON-15 copy (https://flic.kr/p/bxFqEi) by Gabor Samjeske...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-31-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 1,664
Posted By maddoc
Thanks for that !! I need to try this, the only...

Thanks for that !! I need to try this, the only easy way to handle 400ft canisters I guess.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 1,957
Posted By maddoc
I think that I have about 15 to 20 cameras and 30...

I think that I have about 15 to 20 cameras and 30 lenses and I like and use all of them, some more often than the others. :)
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 01-27-2016
Replies: 307
Views: 14,309
Posted By maddoc
Count me in! PM sent!

Count me in!

PM sent!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-25-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 400
Posted By maddoc
That should not be so something slipped through...

That should not be so something slipped through QC at the factory and should be an easy fix during a possibly necessary repair.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-25-2016
Replies: 106
Views: 6,496
Posted By maddoc
Interesting thread and fun to read. Looking...

Interesting thread and fun to read. Looking forward to hear about your final decision.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2016
Replies: 106
Views: 5,005
Posted By maddoc
Leica MP ...

Leica MP ...
Forum: Travel 01-18-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 3,609
Posted By maddoc
Last year I had a hard time at Frankfurt Airport...

Last year I had a hard time at Frankfurt Airport security check when trying to explain that the Summaron lens with eyes that I had in my carry-on bag is not a dangerous item but a camera lens....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-06-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 996
Posted By maddoc
I am too very interested in this since 40mm focal...

I am too very interested in this since 40mm focal length seems to fit my vision best.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 2,626
Posted By maddoc
I also don`t think that the D5 will be necessary...

I also don`t think that the D5 will be necessary for the average snap shooter but professional photographer will benefit from cleaner high ISO files and it is good to see that Nikon is still going...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-05-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 2,626
Posted By maddoc
Nikon D5 announced

up to "Hi 5 (ISO 3280000 equivalent)" sensitivity.

http://www.nikon.com/news/2016/0106_dslr_01.htm
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-05-2016
Replies: 96
Views: 4,235
Posted By maddoc
From my understanding of the term the photos of...

From my understanding of the term the photos of that photographer could be interpreted as wabi-sabi.

http://jiji-de-jiji.tumblr.com/image/134580316445
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-04-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 4,037
Posted By maddoc
The M4-2 with red "Leica" logo are indeed rare...

The M4-2 with red "Leica" logo are indeed rare and expensive.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-24-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By maddoc
Looks identical to my Zorki 6

Looks identical to my Zorki 6
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-21-2015
Replies: 92
Views: 4,866
Posted By maddoc
They stopped shipping 777 overseas? I bought two...

They stopped shipping 777 overseas? I bought two packages in about 2008, that were shipped to Japan without any problems. Somehow, I never managed to get started using this developer and finally...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-21-2015
Replies: 618
Views: 42,220
Posted By maddoc
"Streetphotography" ("Bokeh" I hardly hear/read...

"Streetphotography"

("Bokeh" I hardly hear/read these days so put that off my list)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-12-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,859
Posted By maddoc
The Leica M4 was the first offered in black...

The Leica M4 was the first offered in black chrome, black paint and silver chrome. The M5 was black chrome or silver chrome with brass top, all M4-2 were brass top in black chrome and most of the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-12-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 3,450
Posted By maddoc
Late March might be just the start of...

Late March might be just the start of cherry-blossom (usually about March 27th ~ 31th in Kanto region) so be prepared for some nice colors and many crowded places, especially in Kyoto. Therefore I...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-08-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 5,070
Posted By maddoc
A half-frame Nikon S! Didn`t know something like...

A half-frame Nikon S! Didn`t know something like this exists.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-06-2015
Replies: 127
Views: 8,017
Posted By maddoc
Leica M, Spotmatic, Nikon S2.

Leica M, Spotmatic, Nikon S2.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-01-2015
Replies: 102
Views: 7,290
Posted By maddoc
This...

This one?

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31995
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-19-2015
Replies: 1,992
Views: 304,804
Posted By maddoc
It is completely no problem getting ANYTHING in...

It is completely no problem getting ANYTHING in focus using a lens at f/1.0 at close distances but precise focusing is a different story ... :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-18-2015
Replies: 1,992
Views: 304,804
Posted By maddoc
Halloween 2015, Shibuya, Tokyo...

Halloween 2015, Shibuya, Tokyo ...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/573/23100338842_67abe8ac20_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/BcigWb)201510-07-M7-TMY-NOCTILUX-14 copy (https://flic.kr/p/BcigWb) by Gabor...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 11-08-2015
Replies: 55
Views: 6,009
Posted By maddoc
I think the offerings of the Leica Akademie would...

I think the offerings of the Leica Akademie would be a better alternative.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-06-2015
Replies: 1,992
Views: 304,804
Posted By maddoc
Thank you, Vincent!:)

Thank you, Vincent!:)
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-06-2015
Replies: 103
Views: 5,078
Posted By maddoc
William Eggleston's Shintaro green paint M3.

William Eggleston's Shintaro green paint M3.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-06-2015
Replies: 1,992
Views: 304,804
Posted By maddoc
Halloween 2015, Shibuya,...

Halloween 2015, Shibuya, Tokyo

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5696/22202568594_3c54062c26_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/zPXY7N)201510-08-M7-TMY-NOCTILUX-24 copy (https://flic.kr/p/zPXY7N) by Gabor...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-04-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 2,571
Posted By maddoc
It also announced on the Official Mary Ellen Mark...

It also announced on the Official Mary Ellen Mark Facebook page.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-04-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 2,313
Posted By maddoc
Ricohflex VII / Waltz A36 yellow / GP3 上海100...

Ricohflex VII / Waltz A36 yellow / GP3 上海100 (HC-110 "B")

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7183/6965975099_9169ec7b7d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/bByrGX)201203-6x6-01VII-GP3-003 Kopie...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-03-2015
Replies: 1,992
Views: 304,804
Posted By maddoc
Halloween 2015, Shibuya, Tokyo...

Halloween 2015, Shibuya, Tokyo ...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5726/22751285631_c0b4b639f7_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/AEshzn)201510-08-M7-TMY-NOCTILUX-04 copy (https://flic.kr/p/AEshzn) by Gabor...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-03-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 4,037
Posted By maddoc
I recently visited Phoenix on a business-trip and...

I recently visited Phoenix on a business-trip and came home with two rolls of nothing. Couldn`t blame the camera though (Leica with 35mm Summicron and 25/4 Snapshot Skopar), there wasn`t a single...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-03-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 4,496
Posted By maddoc
I would get a 40mm f/2.0 M-Rokkor (CLE version),...

I would get a 40mm f/2.0 M-Rokkor (CLE version), equivalent to the older 35mm Summicron but much more affordable.

The M4-P and M4-2 are the best M Leicas. :)
Forum: Nikon RF 10-29-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By maddoc
My copy of the lens also takes 40.5 mm filters....

My copy of the lens also takes 40.5 mm filters. Did you adjust the lens for the Nikon focus?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-28-2015
Replies: 95
Views: 4,779
Posted By maddoc
I think watching the own parents doing...

I think watching the own parents doing photography on a somehow serious level and also developing and printing them has a positive influence on starting photography early.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-28-2015
Replies: 95
Views: 4,779
Posted By maddoc
I kind of miss having taken more photos of my...

I kind of miss having taken more photos of my hometown (in Germany) about 30~35 years ago when things were typically "70~80s" and Germany was still divided. Sometimes I find such kind of documentary...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-26-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 883
Posted By maddoc
I had the similar problem with M4-2 (RF patch not...

I had the similar problem with M4-2 (RF patch not correctly overlapping at infinity) but it was front-focus in my case.

I think with respect to correct RF patch overlapping at infinity there are...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-26-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,135
Posted By maddoc
A slotted battery cover came with the Leica MP,...

A slotted battery cover came with the Leica MP, at least with my camera when I bought it. However, with my M7 I face the opposite problem, the battery cover is not really a tight fit and I am afraid...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-20-2015
Replies: 273
Views: 12,785
Posted By maddoc
I think Sony got it right, being a trendsetter...

I think Sony got it right, being a trendsetter for the design of mirror-less system cameras. :) Given the price of the new Leica (system) I am wondering which market they are targeting.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-18-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 2,670
Posted By maddoc
Front of my Elmar 3.5 cm with no...

Front of my Elmar 3.5 cm with no SN#.

http://www.pbase.com/gsamj/image/158633624.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-10-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,779
Posted By maddoc
I ordered from Fotoimpex in Berlin, Germany in...

I ordered from Fotoimpex in Berlin, Germany in the past because including shipping it was still cheaper than buying locally. I don`t know about recent prices, though.
Forum: Travel 10-08-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 720
Posted By maddoc
Thanks a lot for the info, highly appreciated! PM...

Thanks a lot for the info, highly appreciated! PM sent:)
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-08-2015
Replies: 72
Views: 2,805
Posted By maddoc
Have a great day and many more to come! Which bag...

Have a great day and many more to come! Which bag for the day? :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-08-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By maddoc
An interesting concept. However I don`t buy into...

An interesting concept. However I don`t buy into their argument that terrific photos require terrific equipment. :)
Forum: Travel 10-07-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 720
Posted By maddoc
Phoenix, AZ ...

I am visiting Phoenix (AZ) from this Saturday (October 10th) to attend a conference there but also plan to walk the streets a little in the evening (not as hot as during daytime) and take some...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2015
Replies: 91
Views: 3,320
Posted By maddoc
Iphone5 with its original camera. :) The Iphone5...

Iphone5 with its original camera. :) The Iphone5 replacement camera I got cheap of ebay didn`t work properly so I switched cameras back.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-26-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,298
Posted By maddoc
Good job and very good explanation how you did it.

Good job and very good explanation how you did it.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-24-2015
Replies: 55
Views: 4,706
Posted By maddoc
Зоркий6 Индустар-50 Eastman-Kodak Double-X /...

Зоркий6
Индустар-50
Eastman-Kodak Double-X / HC-110 "B"

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5513/11063603516_018c396c36_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/hRDRSL)

201311-05-ZORKI6-INDUSTAR50-12copy...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-03-2015
Replies: 1,992
Views: 304,804
Posted By maddoc
Thanks, Vincent!

Thanks, Vincent!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-01-2015
Replies: 1,992
Views: 304,804
Posted By maddoc
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5691/20449464993_07...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5691/20449464993_07e7e683d3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xa3RuD)201508-10-M7-ARIST400-NOCT-18 copy (https://flic.kr/p/xa3RuD) by Gabor Samjeske...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-30-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 2,631
Posted By maddoc
20%. It used to me more when I took more photos...

20%. It used to me more when I took more photos after dusk. F/1.0 and 1.4 are very helpful at night. :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-26-2015
Replies: 1,992
Views: 304,804
Posted By maddoc
Thanks, Benjamin & Dirk!!

Thanks, Benjamin & Dirk!!
Forum: Travel 08-25-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,144
Posted By maddoc
Depending on what you are going to buy it might...

Depending on what you are going to buy it might be pricey ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-25-2015
Replies: 1,992
Views: 304,804
Posted By maddoc
Mitaka (Tokyo prefecture), Awa-Dance Festival...

Mitaka (Tokyo prefecture), Awa-Dance Festival 2015

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5792/20889714401_7dbd121fca_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xPXfiF)201508-07-M42-TMY-NOCT-18 copy...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-24-2015
Replies: 1,992
Views: 304,804
Posted By maddoc
Thank you, Vincent ! :) However, that might not...

Thank you, Vincent ! :) However, that might not be a Kimono but the summer version, a Yukata (浴衣).
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-24-2015
Replies: 1,992
Views: 304,804
Posted By maddoc
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5741/20864114861_86...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5741/20864114861_86fcb89f11_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xMG3si)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-24-2015
Replies: 92
Views: 6,932
Posted By maddoc
This reminds me of the British photographer James...

This reminds me of the British photographer James Ravilious. Wonderful work, Erik!!
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 08-24-2015
Replies: 162
Views: 10,280
Posted By maddoc
Thank you !!

Thank you !!
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 08-24-2015
Replies: 162
Views: 10,280
Posted By maddoc
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5291/5436531026_30f...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5291/5436531026_30f78b5e67_b.jpg 1024) {this.width=1024;this.alt='Click here to see a large version';}" onmouseover="if(this.alt) this.style.cursor='pointer';"...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-18-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 4,012
Posted By maddoc
Almost exclusively Leica M since 8 years. I got...

Almost exclusively Leica M since 8 years. I got used to the quirks like inexact frame lines or lack of depth-of-field preview. However, for me the best compromise of a camera easy to carry around and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-04-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 5,245
Posted By maddoc
A E35.5 to E37 step-up ring, E37 UV filter, and...

A E35.5 to E37 step-up ring, E37 UV filter, and front-cap for my Industar-50 lenses. :)
Forum: Large Format Film RF 08-04-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 3,370
Posted By maddoc
Lots of great advices here. I bought a Linhof...

Lots of great advices here. I bought a Linhof Technika IV 4x5 that I got for a bargain price. The bellows were light-tight, the gears etc not worn out and the RF works. (Generally, no adapted cams...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-27-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,430
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 07-27-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,013
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 07-23-2015
Replies: 1,992
Views: 304,804
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 07-23-2015
Replies: 1,992
Views: 304,804
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: Leica M9 / ME 07-21-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 5,839
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 07-17-2015
Replies: 182
Views: 31,351
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 07-14-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,511
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 07-10-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 5,949
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 07-10-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 7,358
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 07-06-2015
Replies: 1,252
Views: 261,294
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: Leica M Film Cameras 06-25-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,064
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 06-24-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 24,582
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: 2,664
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: 1,750
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: 1,639
Views: 422,983
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: 1,639
Views: 422,983
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: 1,639
Views: 422,983
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: 1,506
Views: 383,647
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: 1,166
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: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-17-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 2,327
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: 2,327
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: 1,943
Views: 238,063
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: 2,167
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: 1,506
Views: 383,647
Posted By maddoc
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5471/18854879465_f36...

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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-08-2015
Replies: 1,506
Views: 383,647
Posted By maddoc
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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-04-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 2,813
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: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-03-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 908
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: 31
Views: 3,216
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: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-02-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 908
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: Leica M9 / ME 05-19-2015
Replies: 94
Views: 8,136
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: 30
Views: 2,425
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: 160
Views: 11,792
Posted By maddoc
A very good explanation, IMO.

A very good explanation, IMO.
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 05-16-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 8,427
Posted By maddoc
I like this one. :)

I like this one. :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-13-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,161
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: Photography General Interest 05-12-2015
Replies: 2,656
Views: 353,252
Posted By maddoc
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201505-06-M4P-XX400-50IND-35CRON-21copy (https://flic.kr/p/sKt1sE) by Gabor Samjeske...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 05-12-2015
Replies: 107
Views: 67,500
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: 2,453
Posted By maddoc
Thanks for sharing !! :)

Thanks for sharing !! :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-07-2015
Replies: 149
Views: 31,026
Posted By maddoc
I like this a lot! :)

I like this a lot! :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-06-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 678
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: 66
Views: 10,267
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: 7,879
Views: 3,050,013
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: 6
Views: 1,468
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: 20
Views: 2,641
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: 22
Views: 3,364
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: 566
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...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-30-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 3,368
Posted By maddoc
To take photos in dim...

To take photos in dim light?

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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-27-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,549
Posted By maddoc
Very cool rig!! I also hope to see some more...

Very cool rig!! I also hope to see some more photos especially with the extenders.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-26-2015
Replies: 62
Views: 4,278
Posted By maddoc
The M7 depends on batteries (about 80 rolls of...

The M7 depends on batteries (about 80 rolls of 135-36 per one set of batteries) but the improved MP-type VF of the newer models is a big advantage over the M6TTL from my experience and the AE works...
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