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Forum: Nikon RF 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By Erik van Straten
This is for 100% correct. "All-black 50mm...

This is for 100% correct.

"All-black 50mm Nikkors are rare. They were not part of the regular series."

They weigh much less too, 116 grams against 152 grams for a chrome...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 9,205
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M3, Summicron 50mm f/2 v4, 400-2TMY,...

Leica M3, Summicron 50mm f/2 v4, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48126216266_382650e62c_b.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By Erik van Straten
It is not easy to repaint a camera that has Woods...

It is not easy to repaint a camera that has Woods metal lettering. The lettering looks perfect, that is why I think that it has its original paint. The small pieces of dust in the paint are quite...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 9,205
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica IA (1928), Elmar 50mm f/3.5, 400-2TMY,...

Leica IA (1928), Elmar 50mm f/3.5, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48010135762_bbfdb45688_b.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By Erik van Straten
It looks like a non-standardized camera with the...

It looks like a non-standardized camera with the wrong lens. The square accessory shoe and this type release button are normal for this period. The camera looks like new! But now to find the correct...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 23 Hours Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 613
Posted By Erik van Straten
On mine the clicks have a sound a bit dull...

On mine the clicks have a sound a bit dull compared to that of a Leica lens, but leave nothing to be desired. The ring is not wiggly.


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 23 Hours Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 613
Posted By Erik van Straten
28mm, without shade. It comes with a tiny shade,...

28mm, without shade. It comes with a tiny shade, but all the shades for Leica-M 50mm f/2.8 and f/2 will fit too, also the screw-in ring of the Elmar-M.


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Day Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 613
Posted By Erik van Straten
Perhaps it was the adapter. The CV Color Skopar...

Perhaps it was the adapter.

The CV Color Skopar 50mm f/2.5 wide open:

Leica M3, Color Skopar 50mm f/2.5, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Day Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 613
Posted By Erik van Straten
Somehow the images shot with the Elmar-M have no...

Somehow the images shot with the Elmar-M have no real body. I can't explain it exactly, but I don't use the lens anymore. It is sharp, but I am missing something. Mechanically the lens is...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Day Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 9,205
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M3, Summilux 50mm f/1.4 v2, Tmax400,...

Leica M3, Summilux 50mm f/1.4 v2, Tmax400, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48093479211_ae5262716d_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Days Ago
Replies: 77
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 1,687
Posted By Erik van Straten
For me it is, because the build quality is...

For me it is, because the build quality is directly related to the "feel" of the camera. I know that the results of both cameras will be equally good, but the pleasure of using the camera, the...
Forum: Other RF 2 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By Erik van Straten
Yes, this is all true, but honestly I very much...

Yes, this is all true, but honestly I very much prefer an Amotal to a Summitar!


Erik.
Forum: Other RF 3 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By Erik van Straten
Of the Amotal lens (made in 1948) a few were set...

Of the Amotal lens (made in 1948) a few were set in China (it is not clear exactly where), quite rude but with great precision, in Leica mounts. Taylor, Taylor and Hobson were at the time very famous...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 77
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 1,687
Posted By Erik van Straten
The M4-2 was the first camera built in Canada...

The M4-2 was the first camera built in Canada after the production in Germany stopped. The first batch of these cameras is to be avoided because at that time the machines were not properly adjusted....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 77
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 1,687
Posted By Erik van Straten
Only the serial number is engraved on the M4, the...

Only the serial number is engraved on the M4, the other lettering is stamped in, just like on the M3 and the M2. The top plate is made out of brass.

Erik.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 77
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 1,687
Posted By Erik van Straten
The M4 is in fact an M2, but with a 135mm...

The M4 is in fact an M2, but with a 135mm frameline added and different wind/rewind levers/knobs. The M4 has a "quick" film loading system. There is no difference in quality. An M4 is just as smooth...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Days Ago
Replies: 189
Views: 9,716
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M3, Summicron 50mm f/2 rigid, Tmax400,...

Leica M3, Summicron 50mm f/2 rigid, Tmax400, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48289709971_1138cf8f03_b.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Days Ago
Replies: 555
Views: 13,499
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you Kuuan! Leica M3, Summicron50mm f/2...

Thank you Kuuan!


Leica M3, Summicron50mm f/2 rigid, Tmax400, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48289709971_1138cf8f03_b.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Days Ago
Replies: 555
Views: 13,499
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica MP, Heliar 50mm f/2 collapsible (black),...

Leica MP, Heliar 50mm f/2 collapsible (black), 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48140852757_991edb0c27_b.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Days Ago
Replies: 555
Views: 13,499
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thanks Dirk! Erik.

Thanks Dirk!


Erik.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 4 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By Erik van Straten
As far as I know the book was designed and edited...

As far as I know the book was designed and edited by Robert Delpire, who also produced some books by Cartier-Bresson. Delpire must have been very young at that time. (1958)

Erik.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 4 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By Erik van Straten
"The Americans" is awesome. Erik.

"The Americans" is awesome.


Erik.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 5 Days Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 963
Posted By Erik van Straten
I've never hold one in my hands, but I prefer the...

I've never hold one in my hands, but I prefer the S2 to the original S3 or SP. This has to do with the fact that for the S3 and SP no correction lenses are available for the eyepiece. For the S2...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 5 Days Ago
Replies: 555
Views: 13,499
Posted By Erik van Straten
Pan, you have a beautiful daughter! Yes, the...

Pan, you have a beautiful daughter!


Yes, the bokeh of this lens is very nice, looks very much like the bokeh of the old cine lenses of Jeffo Wong.


https://www.flickr.com/photos/44264/


Erik.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 5 Days Ago
Replies: 555
Views: 13,499
Posted By Erik van Straten
Lovely portrait, Pan, and wonderful bokeh this...

Lovely portrait, Pan, and wonderful bokeh this Zuiko!


Erik.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 6 Days Ago
Replies: 555
Views: 13,499
Posted By Erik van Straten
Nikon S2, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4,...

Nikon S2, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4, 400-2TMY.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48214269356_2203da8357_b.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 6 Days Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,728
Posted By Erik van Straten
IIIg - I wish I had a black one. I have one in...

IIIg - I wish I had a black one. I have one in chrome.



Erik.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 6 Days Ago
Replies: 189
Views: 9,716
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica III black/nickel, Color Skopar 50mm f/2.5,...

Leica III black/nickel, Color Skopar 50mm f/2.5, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48011633986_2a5eaaa010_b.jpg
Forum: Nikon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 438
Views: 165,589
Posted By Erik van Straten
Nikon S2, Nikkor-S.C 50mm f/1.4 No.331109,...

Nikon S2, Nikkor-S.C 50mm f/1.4 No.331109, 400-TMY.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48245142966_0b744e8b44_b.jpg
Forum: Nikon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 438
Views: 165,589
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, Pan! Erik.

Thank you, Pan!


Erik.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 395
Views: 55,012
Posted By Erik van Straten
I agree with Pan here! Erik.

I agree with Pan here!


Erik.
Forum: Nikon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 438
Views: 165,589
Posted By Erik van Straten
Nikon S2, Nikkor-S.C 50mm f/1.4 No.331109,...

Nikon S2, Nikkor-S.C 50mm f/1.4 No.331109, 400-2TMY.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48242380411_4d3ec655e1_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 2,525
Posted By Erik van Straten
Very nice, Jeffo! Erik.

Very nice, Jeffo!


Erik.
Forum: Nikon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,685
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, Savid! Erik.

Thank you, Savid!


Erik.
Forum: Nikon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,685
Posted By Erik van Straten
Merci Giulo! Erik.

Merci Giulo!


Erik.
Forum: Nikon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,685
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, John and Charles, it makes me shy...

Thank you, John and Charles, it makes me shy ...


Erik.
Forum: Nikon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,685
Posted By Erik van Straten
Another one with the S2 and the All Black Nikkor....

Another one with the S2 and the All Black Nikkor. Doesn't look very sharp but this shot is at full aperture (Bokeh test). Focusing was on the nearest table.

Nikon S2, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By Erik van Straten
A quick look on Google learns me that it is a...

A quick look on Google learns me that it is a German enlarger from the fifties/sixties with a Steinheil lens. Looks very solid and professional. Teufel VS, not VC.


Erik.
Forum: Nikon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 438
Views: 165,589
Posted By Erik van Straten
Very nice work, Steve! Nikon S2, Nikkor-S.C 50mm...

Very nice work, Steve!

Nikon S2, Nikkor-S.C 50mm f/1.4 No.331109, 400-2TMY.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48235005401_6fc30d60d4_b.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 4,391
Posted By Erik van Straten
I keep my negatives in a file, every page is...

I keep my negatives in a file, every page is numbered. I am now on page 1093. The file starts in 1972. On the first new page in a new year I write the number of that year. This is to make searching a...
Forum: Optics Theory - 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,121
Posted By Erik van Straten
Maybe it is not a bokeh-king like the Dallmeyer...

Maybe it is not a bokeh-king like the Dallmeyer Super Six 2'' f/1.9 but the rangefinder Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 certainly delivers a nice dreamy image from time to time.

Nikon S2, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4,...
Forum: Optics Theory - 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,121
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M3, Cooke Amotal 2'' f/2, 400-2TMY, printed...

Leica M3, Cooke Amotal 2'' f/2, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48018475078_e918786faf_b.jpg
Forum: Optics Theory - 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,121
Posted By Erik van Straten
Nikon S2, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4,...

Nikon S2, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4, 400-2TMY.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48235005401_6fc30d60d4_b.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 193
Views: 10,207
Posted By Erik van Straten
My favorite camera is the one I am using. I...

My favorite camera is the one I am using. I promised myself to have only one camera loaded with film. The loaded camera is my favorite.

Erik.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 1 Week Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 744
Posted By Erik van Straten
Great series, Raid! First time I see B+W from...

Great series, Raid! First time I see B+W from you.


Erik.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 536
Views: 142,644
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, Peter and Toreno. Erik.

Thank you, Peter and Toreno.


Erik.
Forum: Nikon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,685
Posted By Erik van Straten
This one I did with the "All black 50mm f/1.4...

This one I did with the "All black 50mm f/1.4 Nikkor", an early (1953) lightweight professional lens in black paint that was probably made for a series of black S-cameras that never was made because...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By Erik van Straten
A very nice one, Deardorff! Early all brass...

A very nice one, Deardorff! Early all brass rewind lever assembly.


Erik.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 536
Views: 142,644
Posted By Erik van Straten
Great shot, Pan! Nikon S2, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4,...

Great shot, Pan!

Nikon S2, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4, 400-2TMY.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48214269356_2203da8357_b.jpg
Forum: Nikon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 438
Views: 165,589
Posted By Erik van Straten
lovely double portrait, Giulio. Nikon S2,...

lovely double portrait, Giulio.

Nikon S2, Nikkor-S.C 50mm f/1.4 No.331109, 400-2TMY.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48214269356_2203da8357_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By Erik van Straten
These are nice too, much nicer than the later...

These are nice too, much nicer than the later black chrome ones. This one is in a user condition, I have no idea of the price.


Erik.
Forum: Nikon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,685
Posted By Erik van Straten
Nikon S2, S Skopar 50mm f/2.5, 400-2TMY, printed...

Nikon S2, S Skopar 50mm f/2.5, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

I love the combination of the S2 and the S Skopar.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48015500482_7372ebedf3_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By Erik van Straten
I would take the camera above: it is from the...

I would take the camera above: it is from the first batch: the serial number starts with 118...This camera has all black parts painted on brass. They're rare and often much more expensive than...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 536
Views: 142,644
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M2, Color Skopar 50mm f/2.5, 400-2TMY...

Leica M2, Color Skopar 50mm f/2.5, 400-2TMY printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48015756666_5c84f523a1_b.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 536
Views: 142,644
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, Pan, Lessing is one of my favorites, I...

Thank you, Pan, Lessing is one of my favorites, I have two books by him. Most of those pictures are in the books. Great style.


Erik.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 880
Views: 186,715
Posted By Erik van Straten
Great prints, Deardorff, how do you like Foma...

Great prints, Deardorff, how do you like Foma paper?


Erik.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By Erik van Straten
You'll absolutely need fresh developer, for...

You'll absolutely need fresh developer, for instance Eukobrom, available in small bottles at Foto Fransen on the Beukenplein.


Erik.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By Erik van Straten
With a Focomat IIc the tones can be like...

With a Focomat IIc the tones can be like this:

Leica M3, Summicron 50mm f/2 rigid, Tmax400, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48189997031_b719573229_b.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By Erik van Straten
Looks like it was too short in the developer or...

Looks like it was too short in the developer or that the developer was contaminated by the fixer. If the developer is correctly prepared, the picture has to stay in it for at least three minutes. The...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,072
Views: 233,116
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica IA (1928), Elmar 50mm f/3.5, 400-2TMY,...

Leica IA (1928), Elmar 50mm f/3.5, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48007798851_22e26bf3eb_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 2,931
Posted By Erik van Straten
The Leicameters from Metrawatt are not very good,...

The Leicameters from Metrawatt are not very good, very old now. Often they damage the camera. It is better to use a small meter from Voigtländer, both models are good. If you have a viewfinder on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 182
Views: 19,845
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, Toreno! I love your pictures. Leica...

Thank you, Toreno! I love your pictures.

Leica M3, Summicron rigid 50mm f/2, Tmax400, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48189997031_b719573229_b.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 880
Views: 186,715
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, Pan. I started printing in 1967 when I...

Thank you, Pan. I started printing in 1967 when I was 12 years old with an Opemus IIa enlarger. So I have some experience.

Erik.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By Erik van Straten
If the name ring of the Hektor says "F=50mm" it...

If the name ring of the Hektor says "F=50mm" it is an old one that was once fixed on a Leica I body that is converted now. The serial number is scratched inside, you can't see it if the lens is not...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,056
Posted By Erik van Straten
I agree with Michael here, but I am also a big...

I agree with Michael here, but I am also a big fan of the Summaron 35mm f/3.5 in LTM. Put a simple adapter on it and you can use it on your M.

To free this lens from the usual haze is an easy job...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 395
Views: 55,012
Posted By Erik van Straten
Very nice, Pan, great tonality! Erik.

Very nice, Pan, great tonality!


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 182
Views: 19,845
Posted By Erik van Straten
Yes, maybe. Erik.

Yes, maybe.


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 182
Views: 19,845
Posted By Erik van Straten
My rigid was getting foggy here, I think this...

My rigid was getting foggy here, I think this shot is from 1989 or even earlier. For many years I did not use the lens until I found someone - around 2003 - who could clean it. This man died last...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 182
Views: 19,845
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M3, Summicron 50mm f/2 rigid, TriX, printed...

Leica M3, Summicron 50mm f/2 rigid, TriX, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48015028338_47a199e1aa_b.jpg
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 438
Views: 165,589
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, Giulio! Erik.

Thank you, Giulio!


Erik.
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 438
Views: 165,589
Posted By Erik van Straten
Nikon S2, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 No.331109,...

Nikon S2, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 No.331109, 400-2TMY.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48173775542_0927297fbd_b.jpg
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 438
Views: 165,589
Posted By Erik van Straten
I think the view is taken from that black box in...

I think the view is taken from that black box in the left upper corner.

Nikon S2, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 No.331109, 400-2TMY.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48172988272_9099ab09b4_b.jpg
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 438
Views: 165,589
Posted By Erik van Straten
Nikon S2, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 No.331109,...

Nikon S2, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 No.331109, 400-2TMY.

Local politician.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48171992001_87a9a730a8_b.jpg
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,522
Views: 96,817
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica MP, Heliar Collapsible 50mm f/2, 400-2TMY,...

Leica MP, Heliar Collapsible 50mm f/2, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48090811141_2de2c1353a_c.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 817
Posted By Erik van Straten
Surprisingly good photos. Press photographers...

Surprisingly good photos. Press photographers were still able to really photograph at that time. Great job!


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4,566
Views: 1,302,061
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M2, Summilux 35mm f/1.4 steel rim,...

Leica M2, Summilux 35mm f/1.4 steel rim, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48011723772_2afdb1f125_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4,566
Views: 1,302,061
Posted By Erik van Straten
Lovely portrait. Erik.

Lovely portrait.

Erik.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 555
Views: 13,499
Posted By Erik van Straten
Saul, thanks a lot! Erik.

Saul, thanks a lot!


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 115
Views: 7,719
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica II, Summicron 50mm f/2 collapsible,...

Leica II, Summicron 50mm f/2 collapsible, Tmax400, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48009600078_18403aec40_b.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 555
Views: 13,499
Posted By Erik van Straten
Contax G1, Planar 45mm f/2, Tmax400, printed on...

Contax G1, Planar 45mm f/2, Tmax400, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48007466237_468f82267e_c.jpg
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,039
Posted By Erik van Straten
I've been using the Nikkor H since 1971. Indeed...

I've been using the Nikkor H since 1971. Indeed it has a tremendous lot of distortion near the borders of the picture.

You mention parts inside the picture, towards the centre. I will have a look...
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,039
Posted By Erik van Straten
Richard, I don't see much distortion in your...

Richard, I don't see much distortion in your shots. Have you ever tried a prewar Leitz Summitar?

In b+w contrast is not a problem as you can always print softer. The Summicron 50mm f/2 v4 is even...
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,039
Posted By Erik van Straten
The S-Skopar is the sharpest 50mm lens I have...

The S-Skopar is the sharpest 50mm lens I have ever seen.

The distortion Jon mentioned is next to nothing.

Nikon S2, S-Skopar 50mm f/2, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC...
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,039
Posted By Erik van Straten
If there is pincushion distortion, it is really...

If there is pincushion distortion, it is really minimal. I will make some test shots soon.

I like the external mount, but I've changed the ugly red and yellow engravings into pink, just like the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 880
Views: 186,715
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, misterb, I use for film Perceptol and...

Thank you, misterb, I use for film Perceptol and for prints Eukobrom Cool Tone. Enlarger: Focomat IIc. Adox MCC 110 for prints. I make split grade prints with Ilford filters 5 and 00.


Erik.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 536
Views: 142,644
Posted By Erik van Straten
Pan, you are so lucky that you can often shoot in...

Pan, you are so lucky that you can often shoot in Poland. Absolutely a photogenic country if you have eye for it - like you.


Erik.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,683
Views: 789,470
Posted By Erik van Straten
Mike, I like the black F with the Nikkor-S 50mm...

Mike, I like the black F with the Nikkor-S 50mm f/2, but I like the others too!


Erik.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 880
Views: 186,715
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica III black, Elmar 30mm f/3.5, 400-2TMY,...

Leica III black, Elmar 30mm f/3.5, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48144328287_d427ce5184_b.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 395
Views: 55,012
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica III black, Elmar 30mm f/3.5, 400-2TMY,...

Leica III black, Elmar 30mm f/3.5, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48144328287_d427ce5184_b.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 880
Views: 186,715
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica MP, Voigtländer Heliar 50mm f/2...

Leica MP, Voigtländer Heliar 50mm f/2 collapsible, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48140852757_991edb0c27_c.jpg
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 139
Views: 75,406
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica MP, Voigtländer Heliar 50mm f/2...

Leica MP, Voigtländer Heliar 50mm f/2 collapsible, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48140852757_991edb0c27_c.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By Erik van Straten
The MP wears very slow. I have one since 2002;...

The MP wears very slow. I have one since 2002; the paint is glossy now but there is only very little brassing.

I know people that use sandpaper to get the MP brassy.

Erik.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 130
Views: 33,642
Posted By Erik van Straten
Recently I've got a black collapsible Heliar 50mm...

Recently I've got a black collapsible Heliar 50mm f/2. It is one of my favorites now. It has a remarkable 'sudden' passage from sharp to unsharp wich produces a 3D effect.

Leica MP, Heliar 50mm f/2...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 281
Views: 31,587
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M3, Summicron 50mm f/2 rigid, Tmax400,...

Leica M3, Summicron 50mm f/2 rigid, Tmax400, printed on Adox MCC 110.


Erik.


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48011700861_011096096c_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 975
Views: 362,143
Posted By Erik van Straten
Beautiful, Giulio! Erik.

Beautiful, Giulio!


Erik.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,056
Posted By Erik van Straten
Yes, the Elmar is a great lens, if clean from...

Yes, the Elmar is a great lens, if clean from haze. However the uncoated ones can be cleaned.

Leica M2, Elmar 3.5 cm f/3.5 No.171817, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 810
Posted By Erik van Straten
Absolutely sure. Serial number is 1564204. I have...

Absolutely sure. Serial number is 1564204. I have it here, it is styled like the first Summicron rigid 50mm f/2, with a dark red dot and all.



Erik.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By Erik van Straten
Yes, big holes, but the rubber can be worn and...

Yes, big holes, but the rubber can be worn and the holes can be microscopic small over a large area.


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 810
Posted By Erik van Straten
I like this lens too, here on my M5. Leica M5,...

I like this lens too, here on my M5.

Leica M5, Summaron 35mm f/3.5 (M), 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48131691778_9327ab420c_b.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 880
Views: 186,715
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M5, Summaron 35mm f/3.5 (M), 400-2TMY,...

Leica M5, Summaron 35mm f/3.5 (M), 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48131691778_9327ab420c_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,270
Posted By Erik van Straten
Yes, Giulio, you are right, I remember that too....

Yes, Giulio, you are right, I remember that too.

I also remember having seen this lens in the shops around 1968.

Erik.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By Erik van Straten
It can also be that the cloth of the curtains is...

It can also be that the cloth of the curtains is leaking light, the rubber can be digested. Did you check the curtains against a strong light?


Erik.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 395
Views: 55,012
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica IA (1928), Elmar 50mm f/3.5, 400-2TMY,...

Leica IA (1928), Elmar 50mm f/3.5, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48129274653_1e7e58257f_c.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 880
Views: 186,715
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica IA (1928), Elmar 50mm f/3.5, 400-TMY2,...

Leica IA (1928), Elmar 50mm f/3.5, 400-TMY2, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48129274653_1e7e58257f_c.jpg
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By Erik van Straten
Because the image is portrait-size, it is not...

Because the image is portrait-size, it is not clear if the light comes from the bottom or the top.

If from the top, you have to check the strap lug on the side of the wind lever. When the lug is...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By Erik van Straten
Can be through the viewfinder. Erik.

Can be through the viewfinder.



Erik.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 476
Views: 36,456
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M3, Summicron 50mm f/2 v4, 400-2TMY,...

Leica M3, Summicron 50mm f/2 v4, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48126216266_382650e62c_b.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 476
Views: 36,456
Posted By Erik van Straten
Great lens, is yours a converted one? Erik.

Great lens, is yours a converted one?


Erik.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 281
Views: 31,587
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M2, Summar 50mm f/2, 400TMY2, printed on...

Leica M2, Summar 50mm f/2, 400TMY2, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48014981042_b4c706515a_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 115
Views: 7,719
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica MP, Summicron 50mm f/2 Collapsible,...

Leica MP, Summicron 50mm f/2 Collapsible, Tmax400, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48010149886_35fb306cb7_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 115
Views: 7,719
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica MP, Summicron 50mm f/2 Collapsible,...

Leica MP, Summicron 50mm f/2 Collapsible, Tmax400, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48014772531_e5c4e5c107_b.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 189
Views: 9,716
Posted By Erik van Straten
Nikkormat FTn, Nikkor H Auto 50mm f/2, TriX,...

Nikkormat FTn, Nikkor H Auto 50mm f/2, TriX, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48014771267_72987502b2_b.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 189
Views: 9,716
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica II, Elmar 50mm f/3.5, Tmax400, printed on...

Leica II, Elmar 50mm f/3.5, Tmax400, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48010135717_5554422358_c.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 189
Views: 9,716
Posted By Erik van Straten
Nikkormat FTn, Nikkor H 50mm f/2, TriX, printed...

Nikkormat FTn, Nikkor H 50mm f/2, TriX, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48012498478_53ac55c6a0_c.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 536
Views: 142,644
Posted By Erik van Straten
Great shot, Pan, I love it! CharlesDAMorgan,...

Great shot, Pan, I love it!

CharlesDAMorgan, thanks!

Leica II, Hektor 50mm f/2.5 uncoated, Tmax400, printed on Adox MCC 110.

...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 661
Posted By Erik van Straten
I thought that you saw the same camera. Can...

I thought that you saw the same camera. Can happen.


Cheers!


Erik.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 661
Posted By Erik van Straten
I only see in the Leitz Auction a Leica I Elmax...

I only see in the Leitz Auction a Leica I Elmax with this number: No. 1356



The one of the OP is №951
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 661
Posted By Erik van Straten
I don't see this one in the catalogue. Erik.

I don't see this one in the catalogue.


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,270
Posted By Erik van Straten
The six element 1968 Summicron with scalloped...

The six element 1968 Summicron with scalloped focusing ring is made in 1.000 pieces.

Erik.





Leica Wiki:
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,649
Views: 470,612
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, Pan! Erik.

Thank you, Pan!


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,649
Views: 470,612
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M2, Summilux 35mm f/1.4 v2 infinity lock,...

Leica M2, Summilux 35mm f/1.4 v2 infinity lock, Tmax400, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48010225801_ee173b019c_c.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 661
Posted By Erik van Straten
No, not 100% original. The wind knob is too high....

No, not 100% original. The wind knob is too high. The release button must be flat without a dimple. However, the lens seems correct for this vintage.

The knurling of the knobs should be finer. The...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 372
Views: 40,472
Posted By Erik van Straten
Great shot! But they're all wonderful,...

Great shot! But they're all wonderful, Michael.

I hope to see soon some work from you from the States.

Erik.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 235
Views: 5,945
Posted By Erik van Straten
OK, Nicolas. I'll try it, thanks! Erik.

OK, Nicolas. I'll try it, thanks!


Erik.
Forum: Nikon RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,039
Posted By Erik van Straten
I really do not understand why this conversion is...

I really do not understand why this conversion is done. The Voigtländer Color Skopar 50mm f/2.5 in LTM is readily available. It is one of the most beautiful lenses ever made, black paint on brass,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 235
Views: 5,945
Posted By Erik van Straten
I removed the Ad Blocker on Firefox and Flickr...

I removed the Ad Blocker on Firefox and Flickr seems to work nicely now. But who will block the ads instead?

Leica M3, Summicron 50mm f/2 v4, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 182
Views: 19,845
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M3, Summicron 50mm f/2 rigid, HP5, printed...

Leica M3, Summicron 50mm f/2 rigid, HP5, printed on Adox MCC 110.


Erik.


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48180507916_f6d9e7a339_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 182
Views: 19,845
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M3, Summicron 50mm f/2 v4, 400-2TMY,...

Leica M3, Summicron 50mm f/2 v4, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48100583088_424687726f_b.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 235
Views: 5,945
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, Nicolas, I will try to remember all...

Thank you, Nicolas, I will try to remember all this.


Today the Flickr Support Hero send me the following mail:


"Please click on the 3 horizontal lines you see on the top right of the browser...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 880
Views: 186,715
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M2, Summicron 50mm f/2 v4, 400-2TMY,...

Leica M2, Summicron 50mm f/2 v4, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48100583088_424687726f_b.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 235
Views: 5,945
Posted By Erik van Straten
The problem might be that I don't understand...

The problem might be that I don't understand computer speak.

Tools\Options page. What is that?

Tools\Plugins pages. I admit that I've never seen them. I don't know were they are.

Flash...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 235
Views: 5,945
Posted By Erik van Straten
I've updated Firefox - thank you, Nicholas - but...

I've updated Firefox - thank you, Nicholas - but I still can't get Flickr to work on it.

Flickr works fine on Chrome, much sharper and better than it worked on Firefox before the serious problems...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,145
Posted By Erik van Straten
I have a Nikkor H Auto 50mm f/2 on mine, but I do...

I have a Nikkor H Auto 50mm f/2 on mine, but I do not like that lens very much because of the distortion. I always think about putting this lens on my Nikon F plain...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 235
Views: 5,945
Posted By Erik van Straten
Great! How do I update Firefox? My version...

Great! How do I update Firefox? My version updates automatically AFAIK.


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,270
Posted By Erik van Straten
Yes, the scalloped v3 is a rare and collectible...

Yes, the scalloped v3 is a rare and collectible lens, but it is not a black painted lens.



Erik.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 221
Views: 12,261
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M3, Summicron 50mm f/2 rigid, Tmax400,...

Leica M3, Summicron 50mm f/2 rigid, Tmax400, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48015756521_fc3d633887_b.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 536
Views: 142,644
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M5, Summilux 35mm f/1.4 steel rim,...

Leica M5, Summilux 35mm f/1.4 steel rim, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48015845412_cc9f4e7c27_b.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 281
Views: 31,587
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M3, Summicron rigid 50mm f/2, TriX, printed...

Leica M3, Summicron rigid 50mm f/2, TriX, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48015412701_9bb36d50ab_c.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 880
Views: 186,715
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M2, Summicron 50mm f/2 v4, 400-2TMY,...

Leica M2, Summicron 50mm f/2 v4, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48015103957_206a4da8ba_b.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 708
Posted By Erik van Straten
I found this temperature experimentally. This is...

I found this temperature experimentally. This is were the digital temperature controller comes in. When the temperature is too high, the picture dries uneven: first the central part of the print...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 708
Posted By Erik van Straten
I have an old iron book press, enormous heavy,...

I have an old iron book press, enormous heavy, that was used for bookbinding. It delivers an enormous pressure, but even after two years in this press, the pictures weren't flat.

Pressure alone...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 708
Posted By Erik van Straten
That's about the double I paid for my set up. I...

That's about the double I paid for my set up.

I don't understand how you can dry your prints in these wooden boxes.

Erik.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 536
Views: 142,644
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, Ted! Leica M3, Summilux 50mm f/1.4...

Thank you, Ted!

Leica M3, Summilux 50mm f/1.4 v2, Tmax400, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48093479211_ae5262716d_b.jpg
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 139
Views: 75,406
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica MP, Voigtländer Heliar 50mm f/2...

Leica MP, Voigtländer Heliar 50mm f/2 collapsible, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48090811141_2de2c1353a_c.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 708
Posted By Erik van Straten
The Büscher is still made - under a different...

The Büscher is still made - under a different name - but is very expensive new. It is important that these dryers are large, as large as possible. The heat must be even. Also the temperature...
Forum: Nikon RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,039
Posted By Erik van Straten
I did not make a test shot with the S Skopar 50mm...

I did not make a test shot with the S Skopar 50mm f/2.5 for distortion, but this is with the LTM Skopar. I would not call this distortion "kind of high". Compared with the Nikkor 50mm f/2 for S-mount...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 708
Posted By Erik van Straten
Have you ever tried them? Erik.

Have you ever tried them?


Erik.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 708
Posted By Erik van Straten
Yes, but before you can put the print in the...

Yes, but before you can put the print in the drymount press, it must be dry, yes? You can hang the photos on a clothesline to dry, but how do you get them - curled - in the drymount press?

Before...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 708
Posted By Erik van Straten
I have an huge old German print dryer, Büscher,...

I have an huge old German print dryer, Büscher, from the 1950's. It is a big drum (70cm x 60cm) that is heated. It dries the print under a streched canvas. I put the wet print on a chromed metal...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 235
Views: 5,945
Posted By Erik van Straten
I had terrible problems with Flickr on my pc...

I had terrible problems with Flickr on my pc (Windows 8.1). My browser is Firefox. Finally I got help from Flickr themselves. They advise to use Chrome instead of Firefox. On Chrome Flickr works...
Forum: Nikon RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,039
Posted By Erik van Straten
I have both, they are the same, athough my "S"...

I have both, they are the same, athough my "S" version is even sharper than the "LTM" version. The colour of the coating is different. It is simply another batch.

The market for the "S" version is...
Forum: Nikon RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 142
Views: 55,689
Posted By Erik van Straten
Could be that the early "All black Nikkors" were...

Could be that the early "All black Nikkors" were made for a series of black Nikon S cameras that was never made. Only three black painted Nikon S cameras are known.



Erik.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 483
Views: 64,906
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M2, Summilux 35mm f/1.4 steel rim,...

Leica M2, Summilux 35mm f/1.4 steel rim, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48015027908_135d56a370_b.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 880
Views: 186,715
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M3, Summicron 50mm f/2 rigid, Tmax400,...

Leica M3, Summicron 50mm f/2 rigid, Tmax400, printed on Adox MCC 110.


Erik.


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48014784928_6189fef475_b.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 281
Views: 31,587
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M5, Summilux 35mm f/1.4 steelrim, 400-2TMY,...

Leica M5, Summilux 35mm f/1.4 steelrim, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.


Erik.


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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 464
Views: 95,330
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Great shot, Giulio! Very good that you are...

Great shot, Giulio! Very good that you are uploading again.


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 975
Views: 362,143
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, Pan! I took this picture in 1988, so...

Thank you, Pan! I took this picture in 1988, so this lady must be fifty now. Sansepolcro, Italy.


Erik.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 238
Views: 8,786
Posted By Erik van Straten
Excellent prints, the ones above! They create...

Excellent prints, the ones above! They create expectations.


Erik.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 281
Views: 31,587
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica I, Elmar 50mm f/3.5, 400-2TMY, printed on...

Leica I, Elmar 50mm f/3.5, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.


Erik.


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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 281
Views: 31,587
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica MP, Summaron 35mm f/3.5 LTM, Tmax400,...

Leica MP, Summaron 35mm f/3.5 LTM, Tmax400, printed on Adox MCC 110.


Erik.


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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 281
Views: 31,587
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M5, Summilux 35mm f/1.4 steelrim, 400-2TMY,...

Leica M5, Summilux 35mm f/1.4 steelrim, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.


Erik.


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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 281
Views: 31,587
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M5, Nokton 50mm f/1.1, 400-2TMY, printed on...

Leica M5, Nokton 50mm f/1.1, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.


Erik.


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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 880
Views: 186,715
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M5, Summilux 35mm f/1.4 steelrim, 400-2TMY,...

Leica M5, Summilux 35mm f/1.4 steelrim, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By Erik van Straten
Could be that your rangefinder is off. Is the...

Could be that your rangefinder is off. Is the rangefinder correct at infinity? Easy check: With the lens on infinity, the two images of the rangefinder must coincide: the moon is a good test object...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 395
Views: 55,012
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica III black, Elmar 50mm f/3.5, 400-2TMY,...

Leica III black, Elmar 50mm f/3.5, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 977
Posted By Erik van Straten
There are not many Leica M repairmen anymore....

There are not many Leica M repairmen anymore. Last year died Scherpenborg from Nijmegen. He worked for ODIN, the Dutch Leica importer, and was trained at Leitz in Wetzlar. Later he worked for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 536
Views: 142,644
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M5, Summilux 35mm f/1.4 steel rim,...

Leica M5, Summilux 35mm f/1.4 steel rim, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

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Forum: Nikon Historical Society 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 276
Views: 67,270
Posted By Erik van Straten
It is better to remove the swivels and clasps...

It is better to remove the swivels and clasps completely and replace them with rings.


Erik.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 536
Views: 142,644
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica MP, Cooke Amotal 2'' f/2, 400-2TMY, printed...

Leica MP, Cooke Amotal 2'' f/2, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 536
Views: 142,644
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M3, Cooke Amotal 2'' f/2, 400-2TMY, printed...

Leica M3, Cooke Amotal 2'' f/2, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3,173
Views: 556,860
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M3, Summilux 50mm f/1.4 v2, PlusX, printed...

Leica M3, Summilux 50mm f/1.4 v2, PlusX, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 335
Views: 197,637
Posted By Erik van Straten
I guess these are very good too, but I've never...

I guess these are very good too, but I've never used them. The earlier version is a masterpiece of engineering, but quite heavy. Optically absolutely first class.


If your lens is in good condition,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 536
Views: 142,644
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M3, Summicron 50mm f/2 rigid, Tmax400,...

Leica M3, Summicron 50mm f/2 rigid, Tmax400, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 335
Views: 197,637
Posted By Erik van Straten
I would say than when you use an old Summicron 90...

I would say than when you use an old Summicron 90 - from the sixties, the heavy one, the one Michael has on his belly - the problems with focusing wil be in the camera and not in the lens. The...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 975
Views: 362,143
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M3, Summilux 50mm f/1.4 v2, Tmax100,...

Leica M3, Summilux 50mm f/1.4 v2, Tmax100, printed on Adox MCC 110.

One of Leicas most beautiful bokeh lenses.

Erik.

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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 536
Views: 142,644
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, yes, it was an early sunday morning...

Thank you, yes, it was an early sunday morning around 1990. Three widows are going to church.


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 3,319
Posted By Erik van Straten
Yes, they made them tighter, so they could make a...

Yes, they made them tighter, so they could make a 28mm frame around them. Neither of them were very precise.


Erik.


Leica M5, 35mm f/1.7 Ultron-M, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 536
Views: 142,644
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M3, Summicron 50mm f/2 rigid, TriX, printed...

Leica M3, Summicron 50mm f/2 rigid, TriX, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 3,319
Posted By Erik van Straten
Yes, but the framelines of the M5 were much more...

Yes, but the framelines of the M5 were much more precise!


Leica M5, Summilux 35mm f/1.4 steel rim, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.
...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 3,319
Posted By Erik van Straten
Then you know that these cameras had only three...

Then you know that these cameras had only three framelines (M3, M2) or four (M4, M5).


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 3,319
Posted By Erik van Straten
I don't know if you ever tried an M-Leica newer...

I don't know if you ever tried an M-Leica newer than the M4-2. That camera in itself was not entirely reliable - the machines on wich they were made, were not correctly adjusted - but the later ones...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 3,319
Posted By Erik van Straten
As far as I know are the framelines of the M4-2...

As far as I know are the framelines of the M4-2 and later (all the models after the M5) less precise than those of all the earlier M camera's. This is because there are too many framelines in them,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-12-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 509
Posted By Erik van Straten
Your pictures are not bad at all! You'll...

Your pictures are not bad at all!

You'll absolutely need a timer and an easel. The enlarger is good, but not for real quality work. For not much money you can get a Leitz Focomat Ic with a filter...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-11-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,525
Posted By Erik van Straten
Jeffo, is this a monitor built into an old...

Jeffo, is this a monitor built into an old tv-set?


I love the picture.


Erik.
Forum: Nikon RF 06-10-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,685
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you Huss; I bought this lens for EUR 75 ......

Thank you Huss; I bought this lens for EUR 75 ... It looks really beautiful on an S2, chrome or black. Optically it is a jewel too.


Erik.
Forum: Nikon RF 06-10-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,685
Posted By Erik van Straten
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A great lens for the S2 is the S Skopar 50mm f/2.5. This lens is in my opinion the best 50mm lens for the Nikon rangefinders. It is...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-10-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,685
Posted By Erik van Straten
I'm an S2 fan. I have an original black one. I...

I'm an S2 fan. I have an original black one.

I like the 1:1 viewfinder, it is very precise. No parallax correction needed. I have clip-on correction lenses (these are very hard to find; I got them...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-09-2019
Replies: 536
Views: 142,644
Posted By Erik van Straten
Great shot! Erik.

Great shot!


Erik.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-09-2019
Replies: 880
Views: 186,715
Posted By Erik van Straten
Flickr is completely out of order here at the...

Flickr is completely out of order here at the moment. Started two days ago. Impossible to use the service.


Erik.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-09-2019
Replies: 147
Views: 15,493
Posted By Erik van Straten
[quote=jonmanjiro;2891799] https://live.staticfli...

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Forum: Nikon RF 06-08-2019
Replies: 757
Views: 236,795
Posted By Erik van Straten
Finally I've found an early All black Nikkor 50mm...

Finally I've found an early All black Nikkor 50mm f/1.4.

As you can read in the books by Bob Rotoloni, these are rather special light weight lenses. These "early black" lenses weigh one third less...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-07-2019
Replies: 536
Views: 142,644
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you! The biggest problem is to keep the...

Thank you! The biggest problem is to keep the dust out of the machine.
This account only contains prints on Adox MCC 110 scanned with an Epson...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-07-2019
Replies: 4,566
Views: 1,302,061
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M3, Nokton 50mm f/1.1, Tmax400, printed on...

Leica M3, Nokton 50mm f/1.1, Tmax400, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-06-2019
Replies: 880
Views: 186,715
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M5, Summilux 35mm steelrim, print on Adox...

Leica M5, Summilux 35mm steelrim, print on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-05-2019
Replies: 880
Views: 186,715
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica IA(1928), Elmar 35mm f/3.5, 400-2TMY,...

Leica IA(1928), Elmar 35mm f/3.5, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-05-2019
Replies: 455
Views: 43,663
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, Pan! Leica M2, Summicron 50mm f/2,...

Thank you, Pan!


Leica M2, Summicron 50mm f/2, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-05-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 907
Posted By Erik van Straten
No, but your black chrome starts bubbling. Do you...

No, but your black chrome starts bubbling. Do you live near the sea?


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-05-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 907
Posted By Erik van Straten
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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-05-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 907
Posted By Erik van Straten
Beautiful serial number, Peter. Erik.

Beautiful serial number, Peter.


Erik.
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