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Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By WJJ3
Wow, that is a really interesting photo! Thanks...

Wow, that is a really interesting photo! Thanks for sharing. I wish Kodak still made Portra VC!
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By WJJ3
Great shot!

Great shot!
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By WJJ3
Hi, fireworks photos are definitely good fun. I...

Hi, fireworks photos are definitely good fun. I haven't shot a ton, but have gotten some decent results on film over the past few years.

I see you listing tripod and self timer in your setup. I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,263
Posted By WJJ3
There is some information about that version at...

There is some information about that version at the below link if you scroll down. Apparently it’s rare. I was going to comment on your ad that your camera has the original L seal in tact that might...
Forum: Nikon RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,026
Posted By WJJ3
I don't see the S-mount to LTM adapter there?

I don't see the S-mount to LTM adapter there?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-10-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 81,527
Posted By WJJ3
Nikkor-H.C 5cm f2 LTM, HP5+, SPD 8min @ 20c,...

Nikkor-H.C 5cm f2 LTM, HP5+, SPD 8min @ 20c, Leica 1f


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48037290631_5227d59e65_c.jpgIMG_0867 (https://flic.kr/p/2gbTEUP)


At minimum focus distance, measured with...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-10-2019
Replies: 230
Views: 60,860
Posted By WJJ3
5cm Summar, HP5+, SPD 8min @ 20c, Leica...

5cm Summar, HP5+, SPD 8min @ 20c, Leica 1f


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48037291861_863c6307cf_c.jpgIMG_0862 (https://flic.kr/p/2gbTFh2)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,891
Posted By WJJ3
Thanks for the info about that book! Definitely a...

Thanks for the info about that book! Definitely a topic of interest for me.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-09-2019
Replies: 147
Views: 15,386
Posted By WJJ3
Great shots from Nagano Jon! Hoping to get down...

Great shots from Nagano Jon! Hoping to get down to Matsumoto Castle soon too. Will be 16 years since my last visit there 🤓
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-09-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,909
Posted By WJJ3
I got my first roll shot with VC's new Vintage...

I got my first roll shot with VC's new Vintage Line 21mm f3.5 processed and like what I am seeing from this great little lens.

These are snapshots I shot with the lens mounted on my Leica M1, so...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-08-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,112
Posted By WJJ3
Don't get me wrong, I think your photos shot on...

Don't get me wrong, I think your photos shot on this film are fantastic, but that doesn't make this a fine grained film...:)






Great little camera and nice shots!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-06-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,112
Posted By WJJ3
I see a few comments about this film having fine...

I see a few comments about this film having fine grain. Really? For a film that barely has ISO 200 sensitivity and obvious grain, maybe more obvious that Fuji's ISO 400 film, I don't get the fine...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-05-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,112
Posted By WJJ3
Hey Jon if you find those 12 packs grab one for...

Hey Jon if you find those 12 packs grab one for me please! ��
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-05-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,112
Posted By WJJ3
very impressive!

very impressive!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-05-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,112
Posted By WJJ3
I see, so what you are telling me is a shop you...

I see, so what you are telling me is a shop you go to has 12 packs of 36 frame Fuji iso 400 available for 4300 yen? And they give you their expired film for free?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-05-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,112
Posted By WJJ3
I wish I could find those films at those prices....

I wish I could find those films at those prices. Have you shopped for film lately?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-05-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,112
Posted By WJJ3
Do tell! 🤗

Do tell! 🤗
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-05-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,112
Posted By WJJ3
Very cool Are these drum scans?

Very cool



Are these drum scans?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-05-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,112
Posted By WJJ3
Nice photos Huss, what camera is the panoramic...

Nice photos Huss, what camera is the panoramic shot from?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-05-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,112
Posted By WJJ3
I shot a pack of this film a while back and...

I shot a pack of this film a while back and wasnt impressed. I think grain and sharpness of Fujis 400 speed film is better. But this C200 is sometimes available at a good price and for that reason...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-04-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,303
Posted By WJJ3
This Macro Elmar is a real joy to own and use,...

This Macro Elmar is a real joy to own and use, especially on my close focus modified M3. I used an M-Rokkor 90 for about 7 years before I upgraded to the MEM. That is also a fantastic M mount tele.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-03-2019
Replies: 536
Views: 142,482
Posted By WJJ3
I see, that is a quality flatbed scanner and a...

I see, that is a quality flatbed scanner and a decent value for scanning prints, documents etc. I actually used to own an EPSON V600 (GT-X820 in Japan) that I bought for scanning film, but it just...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-01-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,059
Posted By WJJ3
Or have M3 levers put on an M4 and have that...

Or have M3 levers put on an M4 and have that painted 🤓
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-01-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,303
Posted By WJJ3
I didn't get it Ko Fe. Does the lens look huge,...

I didn't get it Ko Fe. Does the lens look huge, and therefore more suitable for an M5? It does look kinda big in the photo with the ITOOY hood mounted because I shot it up close with my iPhone, and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-01-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,303
Posted By WJJ3
Well for shooting a 90mm on a rangefinder, the M3...

Well for shooting a 90mm on a rangefinder, the M3 must the best camera to use, but it's definitely a challenging lens to use on its own. I usually use mine to compliment my 35mm on a trip.


The last...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,303
Posted By WJJ3
This is the best way to set up your...

This is the best way to set up your M3:


https://live.staticflickr.com/1885/43602257024_c1ab564f6f_c.jpgMEM on my M3...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,303
Posted By WJJ3
agree wholeheartedly with these two points

agree wholeheartedly with these two points
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,303
Posted By WJJ3
I second this, and this is one of the things I...

I second this, and this is one of the things I really enjoy about using a rangefinder camera. I like seeing the frameline rectangle projected onto the view with room to spare, and positioning it on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,303
Posted By WJJ3
Fair enough. I guess that's what I get for saying...

Fair enough. I guess that's what I get for saying nobody :rolleyes:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,303
Posted By WJJ3
c'mon, the argument is irrelevant because nobody...

c'mon, the argument is irrelevant because nobody who buys a Leica is going to have only one Lecia. It's only a matter of time before you have whatever Leica you bought in the beginning, and the other...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-30-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 4,761
Posted By WJJ3
Unga canal district in Otaru,...

Unga canal district in Otaru, Hokkaido


Summicron 35mm ASPH, Ektar 100, scanned on the Pakon


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47936132042_b0c44e37af_c.jpgUnga Lampost back...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-28-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 2,814
Posted By WJJ3
28mm and 50mm are definitely a functional match....

28mm and 50mm are definitely a functional match. Two Fujis with adapters sounds like a sweet combo!



I agree, my full travel kit is a 21mm, a 35mm, and a 90mm. Hard to beat this combo for...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-28-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 2,814
Posted By WJJ3
28/85 sounds like a reasonable pair too! Is that...

28/85 sounds like a reasonable pair too! Is that a combo you use on an SLR?



Cutting it all the way back to just two frame line sets. That would be extreme minimization, even for...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 05-28-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By WJJ3
I do not have a D series, but I have also gotten...

I do not have a D series, but I have also gotten surprisingly sharp results from my PEN-S with the D-Zuiko 3cm. Olympus was definitely on a mission with these excellent little cameras.

From the 3cm...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-26-2019
Replies: 536
Views: 142,482
Posted By WJJ3
A few from a roll of Ektar 100 I processed...

A few from a roll of Ektar 100 I processed recently.
Summicron 35mm Asph. Scanned on the Pakon.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47936132042_b0c44e37af_c.jpgUnga Lampost back...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-26-2019
Replies: 536
Views: 142,482
Posted By WJJ3
Some really stunning photos in this thread, and...

Some really stunning photos in this thread, and its really cool to see some photos printed in the darkroom.


Erik, how are you scanning your prints?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-24-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 2,814
Posted By WJJ3
The interesting part of this story is the lenses:...

The interesting part of this story is the lenses: a 28mm f2 and a 75mm f2 as a travel set. There is not much commentary on the web about using this combo as a travel kit, but it is an appealing one....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-24-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,464
Posted By WJJ3
The TTL is the cheapest way into a 0.58x finder...

The TTL is the cheapest way into a 0.58x finder M, which, if you are into shooting 35mm lenses on your Leica, is a significantly better shooting experience than any other finder.

Some of the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-21-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 839
Posted By WJJ3
Not a bad route to go for scanning. I enjoy using...

Not a bad route to go for scanning. I enjoy using my DSLR/Macro lens set up for scanning B&W, and slides. I really like that I can scan the whole frame all the way out to and including the edges,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-20-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 839
Posted By WJJ3
The Pakon is unbeatable for 135 format color...

The Pakon is unbeatable for 135 format color negative film. I was lucky enough to order one from AAA when they were a bargain. I don't think I would pay current price unless I was shooting a lot of...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-18-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Posted By WJJ3
I see, for comparison's sake I can see that. ...

I see, for comparison's sake I can see that.





This!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-18-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Posted By WJJ3
Kinda what I was thinking too.:rolleyes: FWIW, I...

Kinda what I was thinking too.:rolleyes:

FWIW, I often carry a 35 + 90.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 05-16-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,594
Posted By WJJ3
Thanks! This PEN-S is good fun

Thanks! This PEN-S is good fun
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-16-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 444
Posted By WJJ3
I see, well if your focus hit rate is improving...

I see, well if your focus hit rate is improving using that technique I can see it being worth the effort.

I do a fair amount of scale focus shooting, and with a 50mm lens I can usually guess good...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-16-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 444
Posted By WJJ3
The FOKOS is a nice little unit. In terms of...

The FOKOS is a nice little unit. In terms of using it handheld, what kind of distances are you measuring and transferring to your camera?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-16-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 444
Posted By WJJ3
I see. So what is a scenario you want to measure...

I see. So what is a scenario you want to measure distance with a handheld rangefinder and set it on the lens distance scale? Are we talking taking a photo of someones face at 3 or 5 feet?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-16-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 444
Posted By WJJ3
I haven’t used a laser rangefinder for taking...

I haven’t used a laser rangefinder for taking photos, but it doesn’t seem practical. You only really need precise focus at closer distances for focal lengths up to normal, and using uncoupled...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-16-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,110
Posted By WJJ3
I had a Jupiter-8 for a while, and was quite...

I had a Jupiter-8 for a while, and was quite happy with the images from that lens. It was a 62xxxxx lens from the KMZ factory. I really don't care for the design of mount on these lenses though, and...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 05-16-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,594
Posted By WJJ3
Cool to see the various half frame options coming...

Cool to see the various half frame options coming up here.

I'm a big fan of Oly's PEN-S cameras. One might be a little bit more than the OP's stated budget, but worth a couple extra bucks...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-15-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,748
Posted By WJJ3
I remember seeing character in some shots from my...

I remember seeing character in some shots from my 35mm f2.8 Summaron that seemed special and unique. Character that I don’t see in my 35mm Summicron. Some images from my W Nikkor 3.5cm f2.5 remind me...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-13-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By WJJ3
Yodobashi and Bic Camera might have some. Their...

Yodobashi and Bic Camera might have some. Their stocks are surprisingly limited. You might check Camera Collection on the 7th floor of the Tokyu department store, across from Bic.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-10-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 417
Posted By WJJ3
I never understood the appeal of the Ig. Its the...

I never understood the appeal of the Ig. Its the same form factor as the IIg and IIIg, whereas the Ic and If are actually more compact by removing the rangefinder. Never really understood the appeal...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-10-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,694
Posted By WJJ3
Nikkor-S 5cm f1.4, HP5+ developed in Super Prodol...

Nikkor-S 5cm f1.4, HP5+ developed in Super Prodol 1:1


https://live.staticflickr.com/7924/46606230085_e2a4227f7e_c.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-10-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,694
Posted By WJJ3
Great thread, didn't know it was here. Thanks for...

Great thread, didn't know it was here. Thanks for bringing it back, and nice shot!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-10-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 417
Posted By WJJ3
I asked a similar question several years ago, and...

I asked a similar question several years ago, and most people were recommending the Bessa. I ended up getting the Barnack and it was a great body for my purpose. Here is the thread if it is any help...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,282
Posted By WJJ3
Sweet deal!

Sweet deal!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,282
Posted By WJJ3
:eek::confused:

:eek::confused:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-25-2019
Replies: 727
Views: 149,356
Posted By WJJ3
Thanks! I didnt realize what I had till I saw...

Thanks! I didnt realize what I had till I saw one go for quite a bit on auction!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-25-2019
Replies: 727
Views: 149,356
Posted By WJJ3
I lucked out with this 58mm f1.2 Rokkor, AKA...

I lucked out with this 58mm f1.2 Rokkor, AKA Hawkeye Rokkor. It was attached to an SRT on a Yahoo Auction and was a total gamble. Turned out to be a very clean copy, and came with the hard to find...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-22-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,909
Posted By WJJ3
Just leveled, ok, good to know. Thanks!

Just leveled, ok, good to know. Thanks!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-22-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,909
Posted By WJJ3
Thanks for posting these Jon, falloff, corner...

Thanks for posting these Jon, falloff, corner resolution and distortion all look improved from the 21/4.

Ah spring on Honshu...Hokkaido is a different world! 笑
Forum: Nikon RF 04-20-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,792
Posted By WJJ3
Backwards from Leica! Focus and aperture. This...

Backwards from Leica! Focus and aperture. This always throws me off. Otherwise, really fun!





This! After reading and seeing Jon and other Nikon rangefinder users posts here on RFF I jumped on...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-18-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,140
Posted By WJJ3
Nice write up! Its been fun to see your...

Nice write up! Its been fun to see your contributions to the J-12 thread, and now this too. I see your shot of the bridge in Astoria made the article.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-14-2019
Replies: 727
Views: 149,356
Posted By WJJ3
SRT 101 MC...

SRT 101 MC 50/1.4



https://live.staticflickr.com/7865/46880813174_a3d59ef36a_c.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-14-2019
Replies: 727
Views: 149,356
Posted By WJJ3
Thanks for the link! I'm really looking forward...

Thanks for the link! I'm really looking forward to this movie. I was recently living in south Kyushu, and came to know a little more about the Minamata area and the plight of the survivors still...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-14-2019
Replies: 727
Views: 149,356
Posted By WJJ3
Thanks guys! The old 85/1.7 and 58/1.2 definitely...

Thanks guys! The old 85/1.7 and 58/1.2 definitely look like siblings. I would love to try the 85 someday.

Cool story about your order from Tall's, Murray.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-14-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 11,987
Posted By WJJ3
Nice tightly cropped portrait here. The MEM is...

Nice tightly cropped portrait here. The MEM is definitely a handy and versitile lens. Hope you get access to a better scanner to show the quality of your shots!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-14-2019
Replies: 83
Views: 11,282
Posted By WJJ3
HP5+ in Super Prodol for 8 min @...

HP5+ in Super Prodol for 8 min @ 20C


https://live.staticflickr.com/7927/47518736542_0619b9b89a_c.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-14-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 11,987
Posted By WJJ3
I upgraded my 90 to the MEM last year, and am...

I upgraded my 90 to the MEM last year, and am shooting it on my close focus modified M3 (https://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2830756#post2830756). It's a real joy shooting this...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-09-2019
Replies: 438
Views: 165,480
Posted By WJJ3
Shot with my Nikon S2 and 5cm f1.4 on HP5+ and...

Shot with my Nikon S2 and 5cm f1.4 on HP5+ and developed in Fujifilm Super Prodol developer. My lens is in good shape, but is missing one diaphram...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-04-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By WJJ3
This might be of interest to...

This might be of interest to you:

https://themachineplanet.wordpress.com/2014/04/20/zeiss-c-biogon-t-4521-zm-and-removing-the-reds/
Forum: Nikon RF 04-02-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 936
Posted By WJJ3
A few photos from late March from my trip to...

A few photos from late March from my trip to Bali. I was carrying my S2 with the 5cm f1.4 mounted, and loaded with...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-02-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 936
Posted By WJJ3
Nice combo! I have looked at the S mount Color...

Nice combo! I have looked at the S mount Color Skopar 50/2.5 several times because they are so reasonably priced here in Japan, but never purchased one. Your comments on this lens are tempting me...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-30-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 936
Posted By WJJ3
I took my S2 to Bali with a brief layover in...

I took my S2 to Bali with a brief layover in Taipei over the last two weeks. Will try to post some photos I shot for this year's Nikon Rangefinder Month.


In the meantime here's my S2 getting some...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-30-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1,945
Posted By WJJ3
Can't comment specifically about comparing these...

Can't comment specifically about comparing these two cameras, but I recently got a Mamiya 6 in good shape (not an easy thing) with the 75mm Zuiko and my first shots with it look great. The camera...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-13-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,486
Posted By WJJ3
I wonder if the covering on your M3 is original?...

I wonder if the covering on your M3 is original? I dont think Ive seen original M3 covering peel off. It usually starts to chip off the corners and at the bottom of the mount.

I would say if you...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-11-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By WJJ3
Sorry I was mistaken! My dry cabinet uses an LED...

Sorry I was mistaken! My dry cabinet uses an LED in a photocatalysis unit in the back of the cabinet. Not a UV light. But it sounds like the UV light you have would do the job!

This link...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-11-2019
Replies: 147
Views: 15,386
Posted By WJJ3
Great photos here showcasing this sweet new lens...

Great photos here showcasing this sweet new lens performance. Im trying to stop looking at this thread because my Summicron ASPH is getting nervous! Haha
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-11-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By WJJ3
Hey Dante, It sounds like you need a good dry...

Hey Dante, It sounds like you need a good dry cabinet. I use a little Toyo Living unit that has an adjustible humidity regulator and a uv sterilization lamp. Works great for Japan's humid summers!
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 03-08-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 2,105
Posted By WJJ3
Adding to this thread because its the only one I...

Adding to this thread because its the only one I could find about the PEN S. All the other Oly half frame threads are about the PEN W or the SLRs. I have a couple PEN Ss and really enjoy these...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,076
Posted By WJJ3
When I shoot my 5cm f2 Nikkor-H I make sure my...

When I shoot my 5cm f2 Nikkor-H I make sure my strap is adjusted so I can measure 45cm to my subject. This technique requires some practice, but works alright for MFD shooting.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-06-2019
Replies: 230
Views: 60,860
Posted By WJJ3
Thanks Gents, the Summar is such a fun lens

Thanks Gents, the Summar is such a fun lens
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-06-2019
Replies: 230
Views: 60,860
Posted By WJJ3
I finally got around to processing a roll from...

I finally got around to processing a roll from last summer that I shot with the great little Summar I bought off gshybrid (thanks Geof!)



These were shot without a hood or filter, and scale focus...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-05-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,076
Posted By WJJ3
Woah! Didnt realize the M mount is that in...

Woah! Didnt realize the M mount is that in expensive. Stop tempting me Jon! 😂
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-05-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,076
Posted By WJJ3
Great shots!

Great shots!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-05-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,076
Posted By WJJ3
Hi, sounds like you have some fun 50s already. I...

Hi, sounds like you have some fun 50s already. I would venture a guess that the only lens in your budget that meets the above criteria would be the CV LTM Nokton 50/1.5 with an M mount adapter. Cant...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-02-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,909
Posted By WJJ3
Nice photo! I think distortion starts to show up...

Nice photo!

I think distortion starts to show up more in the outer areas of the frame. Personally I'm not really worried about it either though. I have hundreds of photos from the 21/4 color Skopar...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-01-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,909
Posted By WJJ3
Thanks for posting sample pictures, but this one...

Thanks for posting sample pictures, but this one does not look 'straight from the camera'


https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7924/46337848485_15604aca3f_o.jpg


Can you post the original that wasn't...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-28-2019
Replies: 147
Views: 15,386
Posted By WJJ3
Your M4 with M3/2 levers is looking sharp. You...

Your M4 with M3/2 levers is looking sharp. You need the rewind lever too!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-21-2019
Replies: 147
Views: 15,386
Posted By WJJ3
Great photos Jon! You make Natura 1600 look...

Great photos Jon! You make Natura 1600 look great. I never warmed up to that film, but if I was getting results like that I would have shot it more. Maybe it is best in the night cityscape...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,904
Posted By WJJ3
Hi, interesting dilemma! I would suggest the M2,...

Hi, interesting dilemma! I would suggest the M2, only because there is nothing like an old Leica. I got an M3 as my first rangefinder (well, I briefly had an Oly XA before the M3, but it swung into...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-07-2019
Replies: 727
Views: 149,356
Posted By WJJ3
This is a new addition to my Minolta collection...

This is a new addition to my Minolta collection since I last visited this thread:


https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7888/47014855341_cfeb2ebce0_c.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-07-2019
Replies: 727
Views: 149,356
Posted By WJJ3
Very cool! I think I remember that shop. Wasn't...

Very cool! I think I remember that shop. Wasn't it on 4th and Stewart?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-01-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,202
Posted By WJJ3
I just want to say, the parts section on DAG...

I just want to say, the parts section on DAG Camera's website cracks me up! And the FAQs!!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-27-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 14,487
Posted By WJJ3
Everything about this lens looks great. After...

Everything about this lens looks great. After using a CV lens with the stick, I found that stick or tab are fine for me. Thanks for the ongoing impressions and comments Jon!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-25-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 9,883
Posted By WJJ3
Dude relax, we are talking about camera lenses...

Dude relax, we are talking about camera lenses :rolleyes:

Thanks for providing links to images. Sharpness in the corners seems acceptable to me. Even Mr. Reeve said he will be keeping his Color...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-25-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 9,883
Posted By WJJ3
Thanks for linking a google search Not sure...

Thanks for linking a google search

Not sure which images you meant. I looked at Philip Reeve's (https://phillipreeve.net/blog/voigtlander-21mm-f35-review/), and Fred Miranda's...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-25-2019
Replies: 147
Views: 15,386
Posted By WJJ3
Nice work Jon, getting these up so fast! Sweet...

Nice work Jon, getting these up so fast! Sweet little cron killer!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-23-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 9,883
Posted By WJJ3
Hi, could you possibly link some photos that show...

Hi, could you possibly link some photos that show what you mention? The samples from the e-mount version Ive seen so far look good to me.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-21-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 3,071
Posted By WJJ3
Point and shoots are great cameras. I have been a...

Point and shoots are great cameras. I have been a regular user of the Olympus Stylus Epic / [mju:]-II for many years (currently on my 4th one). All the points David makes are good ones, and I agree...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-19-2019
Replies: 2,124
Views: 588,943
Posted By WJJ3
small and light...

small and light snapshooter



https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4908/46083643914_908ce29d8e_c.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-19-2019
Replies: 257
Views: 54,551
Posted By WJJ3
I like my 1f for its small size and low weight....

I like my 1f for its small size and low weight. For these points I do prefer it, but its lack of rangefinder makes it a bit...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-19-2019
Replies: 257
Views: 54,551
Posted By WJJ3
Nice setup! The black Leica III looks great

Nice setup! The black Leica III looks great
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By WJJ3
Sounds like a cool shop, hope they can keep it...

Sounds like a cool shop, hope they can keep it going
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By WJJ3
So many little labs have gone this way over the...

So many little labs have gone this way over the past 10 years, and always the same kind of feeling inside the shop: older photo processing equipment sitting there turned off for the past several...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-22-2018
Replies: 286
Views: 71,244
Posted By WJJ3
I hope that didn't scratch your pretty S3 2000!

I hope that didn't scratch your pretty S3 2000!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-20-2018
Replies: 254
Views: 67,258
Posted By WJJ3
Such a great little ultra wide, with consistent...

Such a great little ultra wide, with consistent results in any condition.


https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4869/32126500018_c27472ee83_c.jpg


My little Skopar has gone to a new home, and I will be...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-20-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 723
Posted By WJJ3
I think Don's quote of fixing your camera back,...

I think Don's quote of fixing your camera back, and cleaning your viewfinder for $130 is a bargain, and a no-brainer. If your shutter speeds are within tolerance there's no need to do an unnecessary...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-15-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 9,883
Posted By WJJ3
Nice work Jon, these are exciting lenses. Looking...

Nice work Jon, these are exciting lenses. Looking forward to hearing about the Ultron!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-12-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 32,411
Posted By WJJ3
Great shot!

Great shot!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-12-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 32,411
Posted By WJJ3
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4877/45947987772_97...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4877/45947987772_97379d4b12_c.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-08-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By WJJ3
I believe a relative humidity of 40~45% is...

I believe a relative humidity of 40~45% is Zeiss’s recommendation for lens storage.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-27-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 9,883
Posted By WJJ3
These look great. That little Color-Skopar!

These look great. That little Color-Skopar!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-05-2018
Replies: 286
Views: 71,244
Posted By WJJ3
I finally got time to get a roll from my Jupiter...

I finally got time to get a roll from my Jupiter 12 shot developed scanned and uploaded.


My lens is in nice shape, but has a healthy amount of oil on the aperture blades. It mounts fine on my Nikon...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-29-2018
Replies: 198
Views: 23,675
Posted By WJJ3
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1885/43602257024_c1...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1885/43602257024_c1ab564f6f_c.jpg


Chrome MEM 90mm on my close-focus modified M3.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-29-2018
Replies: 198
Views: 23,675
Posted By WJJ3
Lovely setup, and great comments and insight from...

Lovely setup, and great comments and insight from Tom, as always. Glad to see this thread reapeared.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-01-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By WJJ3
Thanks for comments! I agree, there really is...

Thanks for comments! I agree, there really is something about a Leica set up the way you want it. Not sure my M3 with MEM would be much of a match against King Arthur and his sword though! :)


...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-28-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By WJJ3
The MEM, the M3 close focus mod, and Golden Touch...

I wanted to write a brief post about my adventures with the things listed in the title, namely: the Macro Elmar M 90mm F4, the modification that allows a Leica M3 to focus closer than 1 meter, and my...
Forum: Travel 08-16-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,190
Posted By WJJ3
Labor Day weekend in Seattle? Surely Bumbershoot...

Labor Day weekend in Seattle? Surely Bumbershoot would provide enough snapshooting opportunities for anyone wanting to take photos of strangers :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-15-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 2,655
Posted By WJJ3
...This!...

...This!...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-08-2018
Replies: 2,124
Views: 588,943
Posted By WJJ3
...Nice!...

...Nice!...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-04-2018
Replies: 2,124
Views: 588,943
Posted By WJJ3
Nice screw mount Summaron 35/2.8. Is that the...

Nice screw mount Summaron 35/2.8. Is that the version that focuses to 0.7m?
VC minifinder might be good for that setup!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-02-2018
Replies: 286
Views: 71,244
Posted By WJJ3
That would be much appreciated! I don't want to...

That would be much appreciated! I don't want to scratch up my S2. Its not perfect, but its in pretty nice shape, and I definitely won't feel too bad about a minor modification to a $50 lens...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-02-2018
Replies: 286
Views: 71,244
Posted By WJJ3
very cool! Thanks for the info! I saw...

very cool!





Thanks for the info! I saw several reports that gave varying accounts of using the J-12 on the S2. Will see how I go when it gets here. Its a 1978 black lens from the Lytkarino...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-01-2018
Replies: 286
Views: 71,244
Posted By WJJ3
Nice shot, is that the bridge in Astoria? I have...

Nice shot, is that the bridge in Astoria?

I have a Kiev Mount J-12 on the way that I’m hoping works with my Nikon S2 :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-01-2018
Replies: 13
Poll: 20mm finder
Views: 644
Posted By WJJ3
Hi, I haven't used the Russar 20mm finder, but I...

Hi, I haven't used the Russar 20mm finder, but I have used the plastic CV 21mm finder, the modern Zeiss 21mm finder, and the Leica 12002 21mm finder. I prefer the Leica finder because it has the best...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-12-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 1,630
Posted By WJJ3
The Pentaxes are hard to beat. If you don't like...

The Pentaxes are hard to beat. If you don't like the meter configuration you might consider one of the meterless bodies like SL, SV, or S3, and just use a handheld meter.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-03-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,353
Posted By WJJ3
Sounds like your Elmar needs maintenance. Mine...

Sounds like your Elmar needs maintenance. Mine has a little friction when collapsing and extending, and stays put when collapsed.
In terms of ergonomics it is a delight to use when compared to the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-03-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,353
Posted By WJJ3
Those are good points, but I think its also good...

Those are good points, but I think its also good to consider one of the main points of a collapsible lens: compactness. The Elmar is more compact than the Summicron.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-03-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,353
Posted By WJJ3
Great shot Helen!

Great shot Helen!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-03-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,353
Posted By WJJ3
I haven't owned or shot a collapsible Summicron,...

I haven't owned or shot a collapsible Summicron, but I do own, shoot, and enjoy a LTM 2.8 Elmar 5cm.
Here's a shot a mid apertures...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-11-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 2,239
Posted By WJJ3
Thanks! I really enjoy it :)

Thanks! I really enjoy it :)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-11-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 2,239
Posted By WJJ3
All this talk of flare got me looking back at my...

All this talk of flare got me looking back at my photos shot with this lens. Here are a few with the sun in the frame and the lens is flaring pretty...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-09-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 2,239
Posted By WJJ3
That’s a nice deal on an awesome lens

That’s a nice deal on an awesome lens
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-07-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 6,831
Posted By WJJ3
Hmm Delta 400 in Tmax: Im no expert, but that is...

Hmm Delta 400 in Tmax: Im no expert, but that is one of the best combinations in photography in my book.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-03-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By WJJ3
...heboo!...

...heboo!...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-10-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,972
Posted By WJJ3
FWIW I shoot and really enjoy the 5cm f2.8 Elmar...

FWIW I shoot and really enjoy the 5cm f2.8 Elmar LTM, and would recommend it as nicely performing, and well resolving stopped down a stop or two. It should indeed pair nicely with the 3g, as I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-19-2018
Replies: 82
Views: 4,413
Posted By WJJ3
Cool! Did you go tour the place and fill the...

Cool! Did you go tour the place and fill the bottle yourself?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 04-16-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 848
Posted By WJJ3
One trick is to adjust your camera strap to...

One trick is to adjust your camera strap to measure the minimum focus distance of your lens. I adjust mine so it’s 45cm (the Nikkor 5cm LTM’s MFD) from the base of my camera to roughly where the film...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2018
Replies: 82
Views: 4,413
Posted By WJJ3
Great thread and excellent whisky! Lovely! I'm...

Great thread and excellent whisky!



Lovely! I'm definitely a Yoichi fan!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2018
Replies: 82
Views: 4,413
Posted By WJJ3
The A'bunadh! And black paint Nikon SPs! Dang...

The A'bunadh! And black paint Nikon SPs! Dang Jon, pulling out all the stops there. Beautiful still life if I may say :)

Great thread though! I will play too:
5cm f1.4 Nikkor shot on HP5+ with my S2...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 04-06-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,812
Posted By WJJ3
Thank you! Looking forward to seeing some more of...

Thank you! Looking forward to seeing some more of yours :)
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 04-05-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,812
Posted By WJJ3
Great camera! I have seen comments that the 2.8cm...

Great camera! I have seen comments that the 2.8cm Zuiko is excellent. I shoot a 3cm f2.8 Pen S and REALLY enjoy...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,314
Posted By WJJ3
Sad news! It's really disappointing Fuji is...

Sad news! It's really disappointing Fuji is giving up. Won't be long 'till they are just a lame cosmetics company! :o
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-19-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 717
Posted By WJJ3
Sorry, you have to click the link to see the...

Sorry, you have to click the link to see the photo that shows the set screw; this photo just shows the mounting index on the removable mount.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-19-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 717
Posted By WJJ3
I wish I had my own pics, but here is one that...

I wish I had my own pics, but here is one that recently sold at Map Camera (https://www.mapcamera.com/item/3717000567224#)

https://www.mapcamera.com/mimage/item/224/3717000567224/9/ll.jpg



...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-19-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 717
Posted By WJJ3
Thanks for your comments. The photos I have seen...

Thanks for your comments. The photos I have seen online of both Summicron and Summaron convertible lenses have the red bayonet index mark on the mount adapter.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-19-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 717
Posted By WJJ3
ML 'convertible' 35mm Summicron and Summaron lenses

Hi RFFs,

Does anyone know how rare and how valuable the 'convertible' 35mm lenses Leitz made are? I have seen both Summicron and Summaron convertible lenses priced quite high here in Japan...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-10-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 860
Posted By WJJ3
Thanks Don, most of those HP5+ shots were...

Thanks Don, most of those HP5+ shots were developed in TMax developer. There might have been a roll or two developed in D-76. I like TMax for its convenience, and because Fuji recommends it for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-10-2018
Replies: 1,295
Views: 334,121
Posted By WJJ3
Pretty weird flare huh! I'm pretty sure I had my...

Pretty weird flare huh! I'm pretty sure I had my Kenko light green filter on when I shot this. As well as the stock lens hood...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-10-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 860
Posted By WJJ3
Hi, the 5cm f2.8 Elmar LTM is a really cool lens....

Hi, the 5cm f2.8 Elmar LTM is a really cool lens. I have one and really enjoy it for what it is: a collapsible lens that is actually compact when collapsed, a good match for an M body or a Barnack, a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-08-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By WJJ3
Thanks Jon, your recommendation means a lot! The...

Thanks Jon, your recommendation means a lot!

The hand written lens data sheets I've seen from Miyazaki Optical are pretty cool. My handwriting is definitely not nice enough to make the translation...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-06-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 830
Posted By WJJ3
Cool thread! Here's my Flash IV, one of the more...

Cool thread!

Here's my Flash IV, one of the more recent (late '50s) Brownies. These are fun cameras and are easily shootable with 120 film by cutting down the diameter of the film...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-05-2018
Replies: 1,295
Views: 334,121
Posted By WJJ3
Summicron 35mm...

Summicron 35mm...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-05-2018
Replies: 438
Views: 165,480
Posted By WJJ3
Here's some shots from the 5cm f1.4 and my S2...

Here's some shots from the 5cm f1.4 and my S2 from last...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-24-2018
Replies: 44
Views: 2,536
Posted By WJJ3
I also like the 21-35-90 set for travel, but I...

I also like the 21-35-90 set for travel, but I don't like having to change lenses while I'm out and about shooting, so I carry these three lenses each mounted on their own body :)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-24-2018
Replies: 240
Views: 81,527
Posted By WJJ3
Thank you! This is indeed a lovely little lens,...

Thank you! This is indeed a lovely little lens, and I won't be parting with mine either :)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-24-2018
Replies: 240
Views: 81,527
Posted By WJJ3
close range

Hi folks,

Well this thread didn't help me ward off my temptation for this lens and I ended up becoming the very happy new owner of one this week. Here's my new little gem matching very nicely with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-21-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,176
Posted By WJJ3
FWIW, I’m not a big fan of Natura 1600. I guess...

FWIW, I’m not a big fan of Natura 1600. I guess if you have to have a 1600 ASA rated film, it’s probably the best option, but from my experience with it so far, it’s just not sharp enough.

I would...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-19-2017
Replies: 1,295
Views: 334,121
Posted By WJJ3
35mm Summicron ASPH., Presto...

35mm Summicron ASPH., Presto...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-19-2017
Replies: 68
Views: 11,987
Posted By WJJ3
I agree and love my little ROKKOR...

I agree and love my little ROKKOR 90!

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4496/37599875052_12fcdd89e4_c.jpg
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-19-2017
Replies: 254
Views: 67,258
Posted By WJJ3
LTM 21mm Color Skopar, F8ish on Presto...

LTM 21mm Color Skopar, F8ish on Presto 400
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4510/37599900272_9279ffeebd_c.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-19-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 9,441
Posted By WJJ3
LTM 5cm f2.8, wide open on...

LTM 5cm f2.8, wide open on HP5+
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4495/37489802002_1ce35dfc5a_c.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-07-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 2,620
Posted By WJJ3
Interesting idea, and apart from the cutting the...

Interesting idea, and apart from the cutting the film with scissors issue this is a good point. A couple frames is a couple frames.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-31-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 9,441
Posted By WJJ3
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4438/36776385372_21...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4438/36776385372_21a58cc809_c.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-31-2017
Replies: 2,124
Views: 588,943
Posted By WJJ3
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4438/36776385372_21...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4438/36776385372_21a58cc809_c.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-28-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,079
Posted By WJJ3
Thanks again to all who chimed in. I did a test...

Thanks again to all who chimed in.

I did a test run today: five frames on a strip of HP5+ exposed at -2, -1, 0, +1, +2, developed for 5 minutes in 1+4 TMAX Developer at 26 C. All the frames seemed...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-27-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,324
Posted By WJJ3
FWIW I use a 40D which is from the same era as...

FWIW I use a 40D which is from the same era as the 5D for scanning B&W and slides an am
very happy. I can't be bothered with trying to scan and correct color neg with it though...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-19-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 1,744
Posted By WJJ3
I use a 35mm CV finder to shoot my 35 on my M3...

I use a 35mm CV finder to shoot my 35 on my M3 when I get the itch. Works good, and is a nice change of pace not seeing the RF patch...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-17-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 9,441
Posted By WJJ3
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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-17-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 9,441
Posted By WJJ3
Leica M3, Elmar 5cm f2.8 Fujifilm C200 scanned on...

Leica M3, Elmar 5cm f2.8
Fujifilm C200 scanned on the Pakon...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-17-2017
Replies: 182
Views: 19,738
Posted By WJJ3
Leica M3, Elmar 5cm f2.8 Fujifilm C200 scanned on...

Leica M3, Elmar 5cm f2.8
Fujifilm C200 scanned on the Pakon...
Forum: Nikon RF 08-17-2017
Replies: 118
Views: 12,330
Posted By WJJ3
I was able to clean the rear 45 angle on the...

I was able to clean the rear 45 angle on the rangefinder prism using cleaning paper and a narrow strip of film. I cut a strip of developed film the same width as the opening, and layered a strip of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-14-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 3,760
Posted By WJJ3
I see! I thought that was your personal...

I see! I thought that was your personal collection :eek: :D
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-13-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By WJJ3
Good points here. I was not aware of the felt...

Good points here. I was not aware of the felt seal in the lens barrel, but it makes sense since the action is obviously not metal on metal.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-13-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 3,760
Posted By WJJ3
c'mon, you don't have the LTM G-ROKKOR 28?...

c'mon, you don't have the LTM G-ROKKOR 28? :D:D

Just kidding! that is an impressive list indeed!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-07-2017
Replies: 254
Views: 67,258
Posted By WJJ3
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4297/35394434353_de...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4297/35394434353_de202ee698_c.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4298/35394435263_4a26394ab4_c.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4293/35363184284_856f1c743c_c.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-07-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 9,441
Posted By WJJ3
great photo!

great photo!
Forum: Nikon RF 08-03-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 3,686
Posted By WJJ3
Interesting comparison Jon, those 1950s Nikkors...

Interesting comparison Jon, those 1950s Nikkors are special lenses for sure. I wish other Japanese makers of the time (Minolta!) had been as prolific and made such high quality 35mm FL lenses.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-19-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,079
Posted By WJJ3
Thanks, yeah, I think 26 C will be fine! It...

Thanks, yeah, I think 26 C will be fine!

It sounds like your heat situation is a little more extreme than mine! And Im not surprised to hear your temps are going up that much over the developing...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-17-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,079
Posted By WJJ3
Thanks for your thoughts guys. Getting my...

Thanks for your thoughts guys. Getting my developer down to 20 C is not the problem, it's keeping it there for the 6.5 min it's in the tank. I've measured the developer temp as high as 24 C when I...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-17-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,079
Posted By WJJ3
Thanks Christopher! You are right, the Tmax...

Thanks Christopher!

You are right, the Tmax Developer data sheet shows only one minute decrease between 20 and 24C, which is less time reduction than the Ilford chart shows. All this would mean...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-17-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,079
Posted By WJJ3
Thanks, Im guessing 24-26C is not going to be...

Thanks, Im guessing 24-26C is not going to be bad for the film, Kodak recommends 24C for Tmax Dev., and Ilford says its film can be developed over a wide range of temperatures, and gives adjusted...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-17-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,079
Posted By WJJ3
HP5+ & Tmax Dev & 26C

Hello RFFs, I have a question about the combo in the title I was hoping someone here might have experience with. I live Kagoshima which is pretty hot in the summer, and would like to process my film...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-11-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,094
Posted By WJJ3
I'm using the compact macro (50mm f2.5) on a 40D...

I'm using the compact macro (50mm f2.5) on a 40D to scan film and am very happy. I have to say the autofocus is a godsend and really speeds up the process.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-04-2017
Replies: 67
Views: 4,225
Posted By WJJ3
Summaron f2.8! But yeah, if you can spend up to...

Summaron f2.8!

But yeah, if you can spend up to a thousand dollars on a 35mm lens I suggest saving a little more and getting a Summicron
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-04-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,610
Posted By WJJ3
Good topic here. My story is not about accessory...

Good topic here. My story is not about accessory finders, but I'm definitely a brightline finder addict.

When I first got serious about rangefinders I got an M3 and a 35mm f2.8 Summaron with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-03-2017
Replies: 727
Views: 149,356
Posted By WJJ3
Nice comments. The XD is surely a great...

Nice comments. The XD is surely a great camera...except no autoexposure lock? And exposure compensation in full stops only!? As nice a camera as it is, and even owning and shooting one for about 6...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-29-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By WJJ3
Cool, I'm really interested to hear your thoughts...

Cool, I'm really interested to hear your thoughts about it.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-27-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 9,441
Posted By WJJ3
Great photo!

Great photo!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-27-2017
Replies: 68
Views: 11,987
Posted By WJJ3
I agree! M-ROKKOR 90mm (CLE version) shot with...

I agree!

M-ROKKOR 90mm (CLE version) shot with my...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-26-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 9,441
Posted By WJJ3
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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-26-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 9,441
Posted By WJJ3
Practicing my technique regularly...

Practicing my technique regularly :)

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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-23-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 9,441
Posted By WJJ3
Cool! Thanks for sharing your Elmar's digital...

Cool! Thanks for sharing your Elmar's digital adventure. Great examples of this lenses character. Did you really shoot this with the SBOOI? Did you mean the hood ITOOY?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-20-2017
Replies: 107
Views: 3,478
Posted By WJJ3
Minolta X-500! Because Its got all the controls...

Minolta X-500! Because Its got all the controls you want where you want them and none that you don't. Its a shooter.

And also because - the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-20-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 9,441
Posted By WJJ3
the Elmar 5cm f2.8, wide...

the Elmar 5cm f2.8, wide open

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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-18-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 9,441
Posted By WJJ3
Nice choice Ms helenhill! Looking forward to...

Nice choice Ms helenhill! Looking forward to seeing some shots from you.

There have been a few threads recently about lens suggestions and for an authentic Leica lens I really can't recommend this...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-18-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 9,441
Posted By WJJ3
Hello! So far I have heard complaints that it's...

Hello! So far I have heard complaints that it's not sharp enough wide open, and about the lens turning when you try to change the aperture

Personally I like the performance at f2.8, and the changing...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-18-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 9,441
Posted By WJJ3
Elmar 5cm f2.8 LTM, smaller apertures,...

Elmar 5cm f2.8 LTM, smaller apertures, Tri-X

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