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Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 1 Day Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 3,016
Posted By CameraQuest
ADMIN EDIT: Some off topic posts deleted Please...

ADMIN EDIT: Some off topic posts deleted
Please keep on topic.
Forum: RFF News 2 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 702
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 2 Days Ago
Replies: 78
Views: 1,683
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 2 Days Ago
Replies: 78
Views: 1,683
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" 3 Days Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 3,016
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 4 Days Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 188
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 6 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 193
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" 6 Days Ago
Replies: 229
Views: 8,935
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,983
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 103
Views: 4,493
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 103
Views: 4,493
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 578
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 157
Views: 99,840
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
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 2,322
Posted By CameraQuest
Camera industry sales slowed down, which...

Camera industry sales slowed down, which translates to less R&D and fewer new cameras introduced.

Stephen
Forum: Nikon Historical Society -- hosted by Bob Rotoloni 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,160
Posted By CameraQuest
not when the serial number went beyond the last...

not when the serial number went beyond the last production number. Nikon stocked replacement SP parts for decades. Top, front, and backs were among the most needed replacement parts. I have...
Forum: RFF News 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 2,113
Posted By CameraQuest
Steve Huff's initial mini review is here...

Steve Huff's initial mini review is here http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2015/03/30/the-voigtlander-15-f4-5-iii-great-on-the-leica-m-240-and-sony-a7-series/

"I have been testing the brand spanking new...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By CameraQuest
yep, different lens. Stephen

yep, different lens.

Stephen
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 972
Posted By CameraQuest
nope. There are three Cosina Voigtlander...

nope.

There are three Cosina Voigtlander Leica mount 35/2.5 lenses, not two.

The original 35/2.5 Pancake Type 1 LTM lens takes 43mm filters.

The 35/2.5 C LTM lens takes 39mm filters.

The...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By CameraQuest
The Voigtlander LTM adapters were discontinued...

The Voigtlander LTM adapters were discontinued about a year ago, few new ones remain now.

I replaced them at CameraQuest with the Rayqual adapters - which I believe are just as good, and have the...
Forum: RFF News 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 2,113
Posted By CameraQuest
It should be fine on the smaller format M43...

It should be fine on the smaller format M43 cameras via a Leica M to M43 adapter.

Stephen
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By CameraQuest
Its a matter of preference - what do YOU find...

Its a matter of preference - what do YOU find best for your shooting.

That said, Tom's Rapidwinders, whether for the M or Barnack, are far far more reliable and smoother working than Leica's own...
Forum: The Business Of Photography 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,080
Posted By CameraQuest
Getting Paid - Best Tactics ?

You have sold pics, they have published your pics and or articles, they have agreed to pay, but yet they keep trying to evade payment.

Of course you can hire a lawyer, but that gets expensive...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By CameraQuest
Closeout! NEX 7 with 18-55mm $498

looks like B&H is closing them out at a great price

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/817843-REG/Sony_NEX_7K_B_NEX_7_Digital_Camera.html
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By CameraQuest
LOL! 6 of Ebay's Top 10 Digital Rangefinders are NOT Rangefinders!

See http://www.ebay.com/gds/Top-10-Digital-Rangefinder-Cameras-/10000000204826032/g.html

Written Feb 24th 2015, Leica M240 and Leica M-P NOT included!

Where does ebay they find the "writers" with...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By CameraQuest
Salgado in New York Times

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/23/sebastio-salgados-journey-from-brazil-to-the-world/
Forum: Nikon Historical Society -- hosted by Bob Rotoloni 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,160
Posted By CameraQuest
Reply From Bob Rotoloni

Since the SP was in limited production after the arrival of the F some were made quite late. The last batch of 994 cameras was made between Oct 1963 and June 1965, well after the Tokyo Olympics. I...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society -- hosted by Bob Rotoloni 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,160
Posted By CameraQuest
You are in Japan and speak fluent Japanese,...

You are in Japan and speak fluent Japanese, right?

Are Tokyo newspapers and camera magazines archived online from that time period?

Perhaps the answer is archived, forgotten.

Stephen
Forum: Nikon Historical Society -- hosted by Bob Rotoloni 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,160
Posted By CameraQuest
the evidence to me is that the SP came boxed with...

the evidence to me is that the SP came boxed with an Olympic 50/1.4.

Stephen
Forum: Nikon Historical Society -- hosted by Bob Rotoloni 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,160
Posted By CameraQuest
1964 Tokyo Olympic Nikon SP & Olympic 50/1.4 ?

Never saw this before,
a Nikon SP # 6230814 issued with an "Olympic" 50/1.4 140488

According to his reference at http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/ニコンのレンジファインダーカメラ製品一覧

The SP was reissued first for the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 6,936
Posted By CameraQuest
What about Amazon? Ebay? Photo Forums? Do...

What about Amazon?
Ebay?
Photo Forums?

Do any film makers sell direct ?

Stephen
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By CameraQuest
That version is a rare camera. Exakta and or Exa...

That version is a rare camera. Exakta and or Exa collecting has not taken off like Leica collectors, but there are a few dedicated collectors out there.

Stephen
Forum: Forum HELP ! 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By CameraQuest
For reasons unknown, as said many times before,...

For reasons unknown, as said many times before, RFF works better with Firefox.

Stephen
Forum: RFF News 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 2,113
Posted By CameraQuest
side by side, the Voigtlander 12/5.6, 15/4.5 III,...

side by side, the Voigtlander 12/5.6, 15/4.5 III, 15/4.5 II, 21/1.8

http://cameraquest.com/jpg7/voigt_15III_12_152_153_2118_01.jpg

http://cameraquest.com/jpg7/voigt_15III_12_152_153_2118_02.jpg
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 604
Posted By CameraQuest
when you get a new lens, live view makes it very...

when you get a new lens, live view makes it very easy to quickly and accurately evaluate its live few focusing compared to RF focusing. Most errors of whatever kind can quickly be spotted.

M240 /...
Forum: RFF News 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 2,113
Posted By CameraQuest
yep, will have pics up over the weekend, I...

yep, will have pics up over the weekend, I hope.
After the Japanese site pics, I was very surprised the new 15 is as small as it is.

Stephen
Forum: RFF News 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 2,113
Posted By CameraQuest
side by side in your hand, V3 is not that much...

side by side in your hand, V3 is not that much bigger than V2.
I was surprised.

Stephen
Forum: Forum HELP ! 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By CameraQuest
not yet. Best, Stephen

not yet.

Best,
Stephen
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 119
Views: 5,649
Posted By CameraQuest
Considering the process of manufacturing,...

Considering the process of manufacturing, assembling, and quality control,

its difficult to imagine that some sensors (if not all) are not cleaned at least once before the the M9 / M9-P / MM / ME ...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 708
Posted By CameraQuest
Show off your Leica Wartime IIIb IIIc Cameras

Share all wartime flavors, all wartime versions, and their lenses, accessories.

This thread can become a valuable reference tool.

Stephen
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 3,036
Posted By CameraQuest
All of the possibilities you list are nice...

All of the possibilities you list are nice cameras capable of good results however all of these cameras are from the 1970's - 40 plus years old now.

Real world comparisons are pretty much...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,973
Posted By CameraQuest
Enjoy your temporary reprieve from the GAS...

Enjoy your temporary reprieve from the GAS insanity and save up while you can -- this too will pass.

Stephen
Forum: RFF News 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 2,113
Posted By CameraQuest
Voigtlander 15/4.5 V3 Start Shipping week of 3/16/15

I will start shipping the improved Voigtlander 15/4.5 V3 the week of March 16th, 2015. Bundled price with B+W Clear Nano Filter and next day delivery to most lower 48 state locations via USPS...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 03-13-2015
Replies: 119
Views: 5,649
Posted By CameraQuest
jaapv is just sharing information that was shared...

jaapv is just sharing information that was shared with him.

There is no reason to shoot the messenger because you don't like the message. jaapv has proven himself very Leica knowledgeable time...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 03-13-2015
Replies: 119
Views: 5,649
Posted By CameraQuest
we do not have that info. Even if we had a poll ...

we do not have that info. Even if we had a poll for that, it too would be limited to those M9 owners who voted.

Polls are admittedly inaccurate, yet they are still more useful than a...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 03-13-2015
Replies: 119
Views: 5,649
Posted By CameraQuest
probably true, but polls are still better than a...

probably true, but polls are still better than a guess

If you are / were an M9 owner, please VOTE in the Poll !
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 03-13-2015
Replies: 119
Views: 5,649
Posted By CameraQuest
According to this RFF poll, over 1/3 of those...

According to this RFF poll, over 1/3 of those responding have problems -

- if you are / were an M9 owner and have not yet voted - please VOTE...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-10-2015
Replies: 64
Views: 3,051
Posted By CameraQuest
Leica came SO SO CLOSE close to really hitting...

Leica came SO SO CLOSE close to really hitting these Leica O special editions out of the park -

- reasonable prices offering great value
- ultra well done unique replicas of very rare historical...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 03-10-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 3,139
Posted By CameraQuest
The old CEO would most likely forward your...

The old CEO would most likely forward your email.

Stephen
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 03-10-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 3,139
Posted By CameraQuest
Raid, Why not email the new CEO and have a...

Raid,

Why not email the new CEO and have a followup conversation ?

Stephen
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-10-2015
Replies: 64
Views: 3,051
Posted By CameraQuest
I don't like Oskar's portrait on my cameras...

I don't like Oskar's portrait on my cameras either. Its easy to take care of.

http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=81769
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