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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 127
Posted By splitimageview
Yes. For a long time I used a 35mm on an M3 with...

Yes.

For a long time I used a 35mm on an M3 with the full viewfinder. It works, although my eyeball got a little strained peering into the very edges of the viewfinder. :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 127
Posted By splitimageview
M3 has 50, 90 and 135 frames. The 35 lens will...

M3 has 50, 90 and 135 frames.

The 35 lens will activate the 135 frame; they are a 35/135 frameline pair on later cameras. (28/90, and 50/75 are the other pairs.) LTM adapters are similarly...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Days Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 2,225
Posted By splitimageview
Ultimately the market decides. If Leica didn’t...

Ultimately the market decides. If Leica didn’t sell enough of the APO for M at the original list, the price would have dropped, with rebates or other incentives or an actual drop in the retail price,...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Days Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 663
Posted By splitimageview
I'm only aware of one production version, made...

I'm only aware of one production version, made from 1973-77, #11542
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Days Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 663
Posted By splitimageview
The 40 M-Rokkor uses standard filters in 40.5mm,...

The 40 M-Rokkor uses standard filters in 40.5mm, the Summicron uses a series 5.5, if that matters...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Days Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 2,225
Posted By splitimageview
I seriously doubt Leica prices things based...

I seriously doubt Leica prices things based solely on the cost of manufacture. Surely they must factor in 'what the market will bear.'
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By splitimageview
Yes, as previously stated, later models are...

Yes, as previously stated, later models are slightly ‘longer’ from end to end.

If you’re looking at a barnack this is likely the least important difference between models.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 5 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 289
Posted By splitimageview
I have a 14 for sale, Joe, if you decide to go...

I have a 14 for sale, Joe, if you decide to go that route.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 5 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 420
Posted By splitimageview
The Starkies use both of...

The Starkies use both of these.

Cameraworks-uk.com

Alan and James have painted many cameras for me. They currently have some items of mine, lead times have stretched a LOT since the first work they...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 5 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 420
Posted By splitimageview
I used to paint Leicas, worked on many projects,...

I used to paint Leicas, worked on many projects, colors, & variations, it takes lots of:

Practice
Patience
Proper Equipment
Talent
Practice
More practice

It’s definitely a non-trivial effort to...
Forum: Optics Theory - 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,867
Views: 1,734,027
Posted By splitimageview
Actually it was @maryland_fotos that ended the...

Actually it was @maryland_fotos that ended the drought :)

The recent contributions are excellent compositions that don’t solely rely on bokeh, great work!
Forum: Optics Theory - 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,867
Views: 1,734,027
Posted By splitimageview
Nearly 11 months between the last two posts. Is...

Nearly 11 months between the last two posts. Is bokeh now passé?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,102
Posted By splitimageview
I have yet to be disappointed with a shot taken...

I have yet to be disappointed with a shot taken with APS-C because it had too much DOF, and sensors are so close to each other now, that IQ differences are so trivial as to be meaningless.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,102
Posted By splitimageview
I’ve said for years that APS-C is the new full...

I’ve said for years that APS-C is the new full frame. Fuji skipped full frame even; good move, they weren’t forced to support it like N and C.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 3,304
Posted By splitimageview
The chart doesn't necessarily mean that missed...

The chart doesn't necessarily mean that missed focus is guaranteed, it's just a guideline. Focus errors with marginal setups (i.e., too short baselength for a given aperture/focal length) will be...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By splitimageview
True, but that Nikkor is a collector lens, the...

True, but that Nikkor is a collector lens, the Nikonos lens can be obtained quite cheaply. I paid $10 for mine on ebay, it's perfect. Just waiting to use it on something. :)
Forum: DIYS Modifications 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By splitimageview
very cool! Is that just an off the shelf LTM...

very cool! Is that just an off the shelf LTM adapter on the back of the lens?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 3,304
Posted By splitimageview
Can also click on the OK/Not OK button on the...

Can also click on the OK/Not OK button on the bottom left of the browser window.

"Not OK" just means focus will be iffy wide-open. Have to stop down to one of the "OK" apertures to ensure accuracy...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 3,304
Posted By splitimageview
Here is the RF Accuracy chart for various...

Here is the RF Accuracy chart for various cameras, showing the 75/1.4

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1BWB8ZaryAV8Q6UlBGFs6I5wwj-MdxeaSkLP_kiZVQgY
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 488
Posted By splitimageview
I am not sure about the lens release guard, looks...

I am not sure about the lens release guard, looks like it may be an M2 shell.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By splitimageview
The only M body with 1/4000, very handy if you...

The only M body with 1/4000, very handy if you like to shoot wide open without messing with ND filters. :)

Have had 3 over the years, never had a failure, although nothing lasts forever. Buy three...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 283
Views: 11,854
Posted By splitimageview
I’d be interested in an LTM version. For use on...

I’d be interested in an LTM version.

For use on mirrorless it would be cool if the lens could focus closer than the typical 0.7m of M cameras.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,875
Posted By splitimageview
:) I’m just glad that Nikon green-lighted the...

:)

I’m just glad that Nikon green-lighted the project.

Something similar is unlikely to ever happen again...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,875
Posted By splitimageview
Why is that weird? The quote refers to consumer...

Why is that weird?

The quote refers to consumer enthusiasm for classic cameras; other companies noticed it too at about the same time, such as Konica, who introduced the Hexar AF in 1993 and the RF...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,875
Posted By splitimageview
Leica wasn't behind the energy directly, per se;...

Leica wasn't behind the energy directly, per se; it was consumers "driven by the surge of enthusiasm for Leica and other classic cameras"
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,875
Posted By splitimageview
That’s an accurate description. There was energy...

That’s an accurate description. There was energy in the niche at the time, but none of it generated by Leica.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 359
Posted By splitimageview
CLE has a short RF baselength, this chart...

CLE has a short RF baselength, this chart indicates which lenses/speeds can be problematic in terms of focusing accuracy ...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 359
Posted By splitimageview
Also, www.dmin-dmax.fr/photoe2cleo.htm

Also, www.dmin-dmax.fr/photoe2cleo.htm
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 359
Posted By splitimageview
Have had several CLEs over the years, never have...

Have had several CLEs over the years, never have seen any 40 that has a rear element that reaches deep into the shutter chamber.

Never saw any problems with any collapsibles either, from early 30s...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 359
Posted By splitimageview
There are no such interfering lenses, the meter...

There are no such interfering lenses, the meter reads light reflected off the curtains and/or film.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,130
Posted By splitimageview
“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.” –...

“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson

Just keep taking them.

Also in my case I have photos I took in the past that were disregarded at the time, that feel...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,924
Posted By splitimageview
Try Capture One Fuji. :)

Try Capture One Fuji. :)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 309
Posted By splitimageview
Hundreds of threads about Leica service people...

Hundreds of threads about Leica service people here. Maybe try a search. :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 3,662
Posted By splitimageview
The increase in leica isn’t all that much, and if...

The increase in leica isn’t all that much, and if the camera is well-cared for you’ll get it back if you sell, or more; unlikely it will be less. Ditto with Xpan, Mamiya.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 3,662
Posted By splitimageview
Not sure what availability of color vs B&W film...

Not sure what availability of color vs B&W film has to do with film camera prices. Prices are strictly set by the ratio of demand to the fixed supply of particular camera models.
Forum: Nikon RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 119
Views: 18,060
Posted By splitimageview
207563 :) ...

207563 :)

...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 3,662
Posted By splitimageview
I have owned about 5 or 6 Hexar RF, and a couple...

I have owned about 5 or 6 Hexar RF, and a couple of the AF, over the past dozen years. They all worked great. Of course, everything can fail, and will eventually. But it's possible to buy two Hexar...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 3,662
Posted By splitimageview
Greed? Really? One could in theory offer up an...

Greed? Really?

One could in theory offer up an M6 for say $3,000 simply because of greed, but that doesn’t mean someone will accept the offer.

M6s have hovered around $1000-$1200 for the last...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,293
Posted By splitimageview
Contax 139 with 45/2.8 Tessar. :)

Contax 139 with 45/2.8 Tessar. :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,408
Posted By splitimageview
The Rollei is a good suggestion as long as you...

The Rollei is a good suggestion as long as you don't mind scale focus.

I'd prefer going with a later camera with a rangefinder, like an Auto S3 for example. Small, light, great flash setup, great...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By splitimageview
Quick release and tripod socket on the optical...

Quick release and tripod socket on the optical axis:

http://www.metro-case.com/grips/leicam
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 07-15-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,924
Posted By splitimageview
I agree it’s hard to beat the X-E3...

I agree it’s hard to beat the X-E3...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,090
Posted By splitimageview
Modern digitals need: • a modern user...

Modern digitals need:

• a modern user interface
• a modern display

Today’s digitals have user interfaces seemingly from the DOS era.

Camera manufacturers need to make their products easy to...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-08-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By splitimageview
They are a quality repair shop, I’ve sent them...

They are a quality repair shop, I’ve sent them gear.

Thanks for the follow up!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-07-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By splitimageview
Many lenses are impossible to get 100% clean....

Many lenses are impossible to get 100% clean. That mark will have zero effect on photos, the glass looks great, so many collapsibles have scratched glass.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-05-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 894
Posted By splitimageview
Will that Lomo scanner work with this...

Will that Lomo scanner work with this app?

https://filmlabapp.com
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-28-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By splitimageview
Try Dave Easterwood, davescamera.net

Try Dave Easterwood, davescamera.net
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-27-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 693
Posted By splitimageview
That's an excellent overview. My preference is...

That's an excellent overview.

My preference is for the small/light bodies, without autowind. That means the 139 and 159, and I went with the latter due to the 1/4000 as I like to shoot with wide...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-26-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By splitimageview
The main life-size viewfinder on an SP isn’t wide...

The main life-size viewfinder on an SP isn’t wide enough to show a 35mm field of view, assuming the entire area of the viewfinder is used, including outside the 50mm frame. The 50mm frames are...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-26-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 693
Posted By splitimageview
Had RX, ST, RTS, Aria, 139 (a few), 159MM. Of...

Had RX, ST, RTS, Aria, 139 (a few), 159MM.

Of those the 159 is my favorite. It has a rubberized covering which won’t disintegrate like the 139, is smalll, light, has a great vf and 1/4000 and an LED...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-25-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,212
Posted By splitimageview
Lots of threads here on this topic. Lots of good...

Lots of threads here on this topic. Lots of good options...good luck in your search. :)
Forum: Nikon RF 06-23-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 801
Posted By splitimageview
I haven’t seen the M39-M39 helicals, will have to...

I haven’t seen the M39-M39 helicals, will have to look into those...

Here is the exact setup I use for all adapted lenses, the close focusing adapter is quite inexpensive but well made.

The photo...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-21-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 801
Posted By splitimageview
Get an Amedeo adapter for Nikon S to Leica M (he...

Get an Amedeo adapter for Nikon S to Leica M (he makes two versions: the 50mm-internal mount-only version or the internal/external version) and add a close focusing helical adapter for the digital...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-21-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 618
Posted By splitimageview
Choose another repair person. :) There are many...

Choose another repair person. :) There are many referenced here with stellar reps.

What camera?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-20-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,384
Posted By splitimageview
I sell to meteor all the time. Maybe they will...

I sell to meteor all the time. Maybe they will want it. :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-20-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,384
Posted By splitimageview
Good luck to them if they can get their asking...

Good luck to them if they can get their asking price! :eek:
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-20-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,384
Posted By splitimageview
Haha! Yes, I suppose a factory L seal means...

Haha! Yes, I suppose a factory L seal means "allocate about $250 for a CLA and maybe more for curtains" :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-20-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,384
Posted By splitimageview
L seal doesn’t mean much these...

L seal doesn’t mean much these days.

https://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=168703
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-20-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,127
Posted By splitimageview
The glass is pretty recessed so this is likely...

The glass is pretty recessed so this is likely entirely theoretical. I like the vintage look!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-20-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,384
Posted By splitimageview
That seems to be the correct conclusion. :)...

That seems to be the correct conclusion. :)

Great lens nonetheless!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-20-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,384
Posted By splitimageview
Now that I look at the photos again, that looks...

Now that I look at the photos again, that looks like an unusual hybrid of some sort between v2 and v3...would help if you had more side-view photos of the barrel...it doesn't look like black paint to...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-20-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,384
Posted By splitimageview
From "Identifying Leica Lenses" by Sartorius,...

From "Identifying Leica Lenses" by Sartorius, it's rated "R+" which is between 'rare' and 'very rare.'

http://restoration35.com/images/2019/06/20/IMG_3876.md.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-20-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,384
Posted By splitimageview
Yes. a black version 2 is very uncommon. Not sure...

Yes. a black version 2 is very uncommon. Not sure what it would fetch on the collector market as they don’t come up often...but likely big bucks if it’s factory legit.

Got any more photos of the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-20-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,127
Posted By splitimageview
After getting this 40, I want to try the...

After getting this 40, I want to try the 58/1.4...anyone have that one? Not meaning to thread hijack....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-20-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By splitimageview
The 35/1.4 Zeiss is soooo special. Great lens for...

The 35/1.4 Zeiss is soooo special. Great lens for half price of the Leica and every bit as good.

Cosina builds some great stuff, many of it in the same league of build quality as Leica, yet not at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,806
Posted By splitimageview
https://bhpho.to/2XfX7Rx https://static.bhphoto.c...

https://bhpho.to/2XfX7Rx

https://static.bhphoto.com/images/images500x500/hasselblad_x1d_ii_50c_medium_1560930625_1487057.jpg
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-19-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By splitimageview
If you want a lightweight Contax body, try the...

If you want a lightweight Contax body, try the 159MM. It’s small and light and has the usual great viewfinder, 1/4000. About the same size as the Aria. I’ve had most of the Contax SLRs and it’s my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-18-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,127
Posted By splitimageview
I was fortunate to come across the latest version...

I was fortunate to come across the latest version with the silver nose that focuses to 0.25m. What a fantastic lens! Looks like a vintage Nikkor and the very close focus and focal length offer so...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-18-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,149
Posted By splitimageview
I made the mistake of selling my Amedeo S>LTM...

I made the mistake of selling my Amedeo S>LTM adapter a while back...he doesn’t appear to make them anymore.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-16-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By splitimageview
It is no longer an option; function has been...

It is no longer an option; function has been disabled
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-16-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,074
Posted By splitimageview
one is Gus Lazzari...

one is Gus Lazzari (http://tlccamerarepair.homestead.com/services.html)
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-10-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 1,461
Posted By splitimageview
I second the X-E3. It's my favorite digital I've...

I second the X-E3. It's my favorite digital I've ever owned, and I've owned everything from micro 4/3 to full frame, including Leica.

So small and light, and great optics. :)
Forum: Nikon RF 06-10-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,799
Posted By splitimageview
Depends on the individual lens; some do this,...

Depends on the individual lens; some do this, some don't...

Don't the S-mount Nikkors (50mm and up) have two sets of aperture indicators on the aperture ring, also?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 3,027
Posted By splitimageview
Fujifilm Acros II announced

https://www.fujifilm.co.jp/press/img/ffnr1430_01.jpg



Translated press release...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-10-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,799
Posted By splitimageview
The frameline condition is more related to the...

The frameline condition is more related to the individual camera.

The 50mm frames on the SP are similarly near the edge of the viewfinder window, as there is a separate viewfinder for 28 and 35....
Forum: Nikon RF 06-09-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,799
Posted By splitimageview
What slows me down is bottom loading the film,...

What slows me down is bottom loading the film, much prefer the Nikon.

When shooting manually with an incident meter the aperture doesn’t need changing very often, it’s the shutter speed that...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 06-08-2019
Replies: 276
Views: 67,522
Posted By splitimageview
Tell us more about the winder. :)

Tell us more about the winder. :)
Forum: Nikon RF 06-06-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,865
Posted By splitimageview
Very nice! The S2 and later are all superb, and...

Very nice! The S2 and later are all superb, and I'll take the film loading all day long over a bottom loader. :)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-06-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,074
Posted By splitimageview
no real way to verify. Some established techs...

no real way to verify. Some established techs will have a special unique wax seal, some don’t use a seal or just use plain wax, some will use a replica ‘L’ seal.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-05-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By splitimageview
Can't get that link to work. Shapeways?

Can't get that link to work.

Shapeways?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-05-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 953
Posted By splitimageview
If you're comfy with MR4 and can give up AE, then...

If you're comfy with MR4 and can give up AE, then the M4 is your huckleberry.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 411
Posted By splitimageview
I use https://chevereto.com, there is a free...

I use https://chevereto.com, there is a free version, no need for coding html, just need a host and a domain.

It provides easy links in bbcode format, among lots of other features
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-05-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,570
Posted By splitimageview
What film have you been sending to Precision?...

What film have you been sending to Precision? They only do C-41 in house as far as I know. If you are sending them E6 or B&W that might contribute to the delay as they send those to another lab for...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-02-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,865
Posted By splitimageview
Yes, best to shoot a roll and try it in real...

Yes, best to shoot a roll and try it in real situations.

Bear in mind with 60+ year old cameras there can be a lot of variance in RF patch contrast, viewfinder brightness/clarity, etc. between...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-30-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,122
Posted By splitimageview
Good luck finding out the history. If you...

Good luck finding out the history.

If you decide to service it, Alan Starkie can restore the red curtains. He did the same to my red curtain IIIc, the only tech I am aware of that provides this...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-22-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,098
Posted By splitimageview
This looks like a winner. It’s about time someone...

This looks like a winner. It’s about time someone dove into a modern redesign, and the number of backers is impressive
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-20-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,145
Posted By splitimageview
It's difficult to tell from the photos, but does...

It's difficult to tell from the photos, but does the finish/feel/sheen of the top plate match the bottom, or is it somewhat different?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-19-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,355
Posted By splitimageview
When Circuit of the Americas opened a few years...

When Circuit of the Americas opened a few years ago they had a similar rule, but it was ignored, then it was changed slightly, specifying the length of lenses that would be allowed.

That was ignored...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-18-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,145
Posted By splitimageview
Might also try jlager100 at yahoo.com

Might also try jlager100 at yahoo.com
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-18-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,145
Posted By splitimageview
I’d suggest contacting Jim Lager...if anyone has...

I’d suggest contacting Jim Lager...if anyone has seen something like this before, it’s likely to be him...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-15-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,873
Posted By splitimageview
Don’t underestimate the Nikkor 2.5. I had a...

Don’t underestimate the Nikkor 2.5. I had a perfect Summaron 2.8 and decided to keep the Nikkor (obtained from @jonmanjiro) as the renderings were nearly indistinguishable from each other. The...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-15-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,873
Posted By splitimageview
I compared the Nikkor 35/2.5 to the Summaron...

I compared the Nikkor 35/2.5 to the Summaron f/2.8 and found them to have similar rendering. Dare I say ‘classic?’ :) Also compared the 35/2 Summicron v1 and the 35/1.8 Nikkor a few years ago, both...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-09-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 38,329
Posted By splitimageview
I fixed a mirror slip on my 159MM, easy/simple....

I fixed a mirror slip on my 159MM, easy/simple. Great camera!

Not sure what you mean by 'fading viewfinder', do you mean the LCD readout? If that's what you're referring to, no LCDs that I'm aware...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-08-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By splitimageview
Let me know if these help. There is adhesive...

Let me know if these help. There is adhesive residue but little foam in the second photo by the door hinge.

This camera has original...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-07-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By splitimageview
I can look at mine tomorrow and send some pics if...

I can look at mine tomorrow and send some pics if that helps...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-02-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By splitimageview
Looks legit. Email Lager and he can provide...

Looks legit. Email Lager and he can provide delivery details.

Cameraworks-uk.com can restore red curtains on authentic originals.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 840
Posted By splitimageview
Agreed. Pleasing subject separation with a creamy...

Agreed. Pleasing subject separation with a creamy background is one thing; razor thin DOF as the subject itself is quite another.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-01-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,652
Posted By splitimageview
Every digital Leica ever sold qualifies as such.

Every digital Leica ever sold qualifies as such.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-01-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 852
Posted By splitimageview
Congrats! The 24-85 is quite good, if large, and...

Congrats!

The 24-85 is quite good, if large, and it focuses fast.

I also had the 50, the 28-80, the 70-200, and the 100 Makro Sonnar. The 28-80 focused slower than the 24-85 but was much smaller....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-01-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 51,897
Posted By splitimageview
Radu is good to work with, he did some Alpa stuff...

Radu is good to work with, he did some Alpa stuff for me a while back. Glad there is someone else willing to tackle Contax!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-30-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 51,897
Posted By splitimageview
DAG is the clear choice. $285 not including any...

DAG is the clear choice. $285 not including any parts that might be required
Forum: Photo Software 04-30-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By splitimageview
Yes I remember that Dropbox feature...

Yes I remember that Dropbox feature...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,499
Posted By splitimageview
Sover is one of the best. :)

Sover is one of the best. :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,499
Posted By splitimageview
Was the fee a brokerage fee, or duties, or...

Was the fee a brokerage fee, or duties, or both?

Sover should be aware of the proper harmonized codes to mark on the documents.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,499
Posted By splitimageview
'Near Mint' means it has fungus, 'Exc ++++++'...

'Near Mint' means it has fungus, 'Exc ++++++' means fungus and scratches.

:D
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,499
Posted By splitimageview
Yes, that can indeed happen. Customs...

Yes, that can indeed happen. Customs clearance/brokerage fee.

Some photo gear has duties, as seen in the database I linked above. Like any government publication, it's not very well organized and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-25-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,499
Posted By splitimageview
If they try to collect duties on your TTL, fight...

If they try to collect duties on your TTL, fight it, as that is a duty-free import. There is no threshold. Tell them to use tariff code:

9006.51.00.40 "35mm film camera"
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-25-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,499
Posted By splitimageview
Duty for shipments inbound to the US depends on...

Duty for shipments inbound to the US depends on the item type, and can also depend on the ship method.

If the shipper uses USPS, and the shipment is to an individual, most of the time even dutiable...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-25-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,865
Posted By splitimageview
There is individual variability due to these...

There is individual variability due to these cameras being 60+ years old, makes it iffy to conclude that all examples of a specific model behave the same.

How well individual cameras were...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-24-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By splitimageview
PCB corrosion? Having been in the industry, I'm...

PCB corrosion? Having been in the industry, I'm not sure what you mean by this. Moisture/water won't affect PCBs, however it can affect the circuits (via shorting) if for example a circuit is active...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-24-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,865
Posted By splitimageview
Just acquired my (3rd) S3 2000, the viewfinder is...

Just acquired my (3rd) S3 2000, the viewfinder is brighter than my vintage SP, but just a smidge. The extra frame lines don’t bother me now as much as I remember from the previous two that I owned...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 04-24-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By splitimageview
That’s a personal financial decision but the...

That’s a personal financial decision but the Niccas are fine little cameras.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 852
Posted By splitimageview
F100 is indeed hard to beat. And the 50 N Planar...

F100 is indeed hard to beat. And the 50 N Planar is scarce/pricey...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 852
Posted By splitimageview
The only thing I don’t like about the N1 is the...

The only thing I don’t like about the N1 is the size. Also no longer need autofocus when shooting film, so I sold my N1 set in the classifieds a few months ago. Still have a Contax 159 tho :)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-23-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By splitimageview
PCBs generally go through an aqueous wash during...

PCBs generally go through an aqueous wash during manufacturing process, unless the manufacturer uses special solder paste that doesn't require a wash.

I'm assuming you're wanting to protect the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 852
Posted By splitimageview
Easy to use them on Sony with AF, the lenses are...

Easy to use them on Sony with AF, the lenses are great. My favorite is the 100 Makro.

Get the N1, not the NX. If it breaks get another. :)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-22-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By splitimageview
I had to fix a loose mirror on my Contax 159. It...

I had to fix a loose mirror on my Contax 159. It would get hung up after the shutter fired when my 45/2.8 was attached but not with other lenses. Easy and permanent fix.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-21-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,570
Posted By splitimageview
Tru. ......

Tru.


......
Forum: Nikon RF 04-20-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,865
Posted By splitimageview
Yes the 1:1 vf makes a big difference with...

Yes the 1:1 vf makes a big difference with longer focal lengths.
Forum: Nikon RF 04-20-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,865
Posted By splitimageview
No one has mentioned film loading. MUCH prefer...

No one has mentioned film loading. MUCH prefer Nikon’s removable back over bottom loading.

I’ve owned lots of Ms and Barnacks over the years and many NRF.

Prefer the 1:1 vf with fuzzy patch over...
Forum: Photo Software 04-19-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By splitimageview
I too switched from Aperture, and went with the...

I too switched from Aperture, and went with the prepaid annual subscription for $79 (http://tiny.cc/aiog5y). really like it so far, just takes the usual new software learning curve with the user...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 04-19-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 936
Posted By splitimageview
35mm film cameras to the US are duty free, have...

35mm film cameras to the US are duty free, have the shipper reference harmonized tariff code 9006.53.01 "35mm film camera"
Forum: DIYS Modifications 04-18-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 983
Posted By splitimageview
Yes, hydrochloric acid, easy peasy. It's the...

Yes, hydrochloric acid, easy peasy. It's the nickel that's a pain...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 04-17-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 983
Posted By splitimageview
My process included bead blasting to remove the...

My process included bead blasting to remove the smut (residue) that remained after nickel was stripped. Bright brass was the result, stretch wrap it and it shouldn’t tarnish for a long while. :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,499
Posted By splitimageview
Just make sure the shipper uses the correct...

Just make sure the shipper uses the correct harmonized code. Freight companies often charge brokerage fees; if this is a problem for you, have the shipper use the post.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 04-17-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 983
Posted By splitimageview
Is there residue after the nickel strip?

Is there residue after the nickel strip?
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,499
Posted By splitimageview
No duties to the US, other countries vary. :)

No duties to the US, other countries vary. :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,499
Posted By splitimageview
Whyso? The vast majority of Japanese sellers seem...

Whyso? The vast majority of Japanese sellers seem to follow a standard template with their listings, including layout, descriptions, wording, the use of '+++++++', among many other commonalities,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,499
Posted By splitimageview
Generally no, film cameras have no duties when...

Generally no, film cameras have no duties when shipped to the US, and most items shipped via post won’t have duties even if they are supposed to according to the harmonized tariff codes

Never had...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,499
Posted By splitimageview
I’ve negotiated with kevincameras, he is premium...

I’ve negotiated with kevincameras, he is premium priced but his gear is premium.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 04-16-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 805
Posted By splitimageview
The nickel is a pain, and then there is the smut...

The nickel is a pain, and then there is the smut after that. Yes that’s a technical term. :)

Bead blast to the brass and then the real work begins.

I painted tons of Leicas and a few Nikons and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,499
Posted By splitimageview
“There is no tiny dusts”

“There is no tiny dusts”
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 04-16-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 805
Posted By splitimageview
Yes, the process is well-known. The actual...

Yes, the process is well-known.

The actual talent to remove the dings and dents and nicks, and apply a nice smooth flawless coat that doesn't flake off, is another thing altogether. :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,570
Posted By splitimageview
Hmm, this is unpossible! :)

Hmm, this is unpossible! :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,570
Posted By splitimageview
And...still no data presented. Oh well... :D

And...still no data presented. Oh well...

:D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,570
Posted By splitimageview
Why continue with the insults? I'm asking...

Why continue with the insults? I'm asking completely fair and relevant questions.

For the sake of discussion, let's say you know an investor that would like to put money into this growing market....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,570
Posted By splitimageview
Actually the peak was 2003, according to Fujifilm...

Actually the peak was 2003, according to Fujifilm (http://time.com/4649188/film-photography-industry-comeback/):

“The film market peaked in 2003 with 960 million rolls of film, today it represents...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,570
Posted By splitimageview
Unfortunately, the OP just mentioned anecdotal...

Unfortunately, the OP just mentioned anecdotal evidence of a single film lab. There are, of course, other such labs that have seen growth as thousands of other labs have died off.

As stated earlier,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,570
Posted By splitimageview
Labs started closing well before then. And there...

Labs started closing well before then. And there were several years for the mail order labs to court and bring in customers who lost local support. Takes time to market and convince potential...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,570
Posted By splitimageview
For labs like the Darkroom it is easy to believe....

For labs like the Darkroom it is easy to believe. There used to be labs on every corner, they are gone now so the remaining business has to go somewhere.

But that doesn’t necessarily imply a...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 16,778
Posted By splitimageview
Condolences to the family.

Condolences to the family.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-06-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By splitimageview
I use the Peak Design Range Pouch...

I use the Peak Design Range Pouch (https://amzn.to/2D47XyG), medium. One lens on the camera and one in the Peak, along with SD cards and batteries. It will fit my 90mm with a short hood.

For those...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 04-06-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 928
Posted By splitimageview
Very interesting, although published on April...

Very interesting, although published on April 1st. :) Can’t seem to find any other references elsewhere...anyone else have any luck?
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-02-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 988
Posted By splitimageview
"Pick me up and shoot, dammit!"

"Pick me up and shoot, dammit!"
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 03-31-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By splitimageview
The sale (https://bit.ly/2uBomG7) has been...

The sale (https://bit.ly/2uBomG7) has been extended to the end of April, so you've got more time to test.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 547
Posted By splitimageview
I had a 4 for many years but the days of heavy...

I had a 4 for many years but the days of heavy cameras are over for me. I don’t even want to carry my F2...

Don’t need a fast motor drive for film nowadays, either.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-18-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 722
Posted By splitimageview
They don’t really want the work. But they will do...

They don’t really want the work. But they will do it if you are ok with the quote.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-18-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 1,985
Posted By splitimageview
There is absolute nothing wrong appreciating...

There is absolute nothing wrong appreciating b̶a̶u̶b̶l̶e̶s̶ the epitome of engineering and design.

Photographers have been doing this with film Leicas for nearly a century, when arguably there were...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-15-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 7,548
Posted By splitimageview
60s-70s era RFs aren’t near the ‘very’ end. It...

60s-70s era RFs aren’t near the ‘very’ end. It really depends on how well/poorly individual units were cared for. Recently sold a couple restored Canonet Ql17s for good coin. They will last a couple...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-15-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,670
Posted By splitimageview
what filter sizes does it adapt?

what filter sizes does it adapt?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-14-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 5,137
Posted By splitimageview
Very odd. The dancing LED problem is an easy fix,...

Very odd. The dancing LED problem is an easy fix, never seen one that needed a complete dismantling to fix this.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 03-08-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,194
Posted By splitimageview
It's actually a 'no' they don't 'lose...

It's actually a 'no' they don't 'lose reliability' due specifically to age; as in the previous post, it's based on read-write cycles.

They do fail, however and when they do, the 1 becomes a 0. :)
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 03-08-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,194
Posted By splitimageview
No. It’s a ‘go’ or ‘no go’ situation in terms of...

No. It’s a ‘go’ or ‘no go’ situation in terms of the flash memory circuit. If you get read or write or format errors it’s time to retire that card.

Mechanically, yes, they can wear, ive had a few...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-07-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,150
Posted By splitimageview
For super light travel I’d take two X-E3 and the...

For super light travel I’d take two X-E3 and the 16, 23, and 56mm lenses and leave the Leica at home. ;)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-06-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 653
Posted By splitimageview
Maybe this will...

Maybe this will help?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8lSdBFxc-a0
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-06-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 986
Posted By splitimageview
Summicron-C, although a 40 normal as opposed to a...

Summicron-C, although a 40 normal as opposed to a 50 normal.

The Canon 50/1.5 is small for a fast lens.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-04-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By splitimageview
https://rangefinderforum.com/forums/member.php?u=5...

https://rangefinderforum.com/forums/member.php?u=53115
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-04-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By splitimageview
If you have one of these Leica rear lens caps,...

If you have one of these Leica rear lens caps, use the 3 tabs on the back to remove the adapter. I've seen other rear caps that have these tabs,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-03-2019
Replies: 257
Views: 55,254
Posted By splitimageview
I’ve had Alan Starkie paint a few for me, so nice...

I’ve had Alan Starkie paint a few for me, so nice in black!

http://restoration35.com/images/2019/03/03/IMG_3101.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-01-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 646
Posted By splitimageview
The Summitar has, shall I say, ‘curious’ bokeh....

The Summitar has, shall I say, ‘curious’ bokeh. With some backgrounds it works well, others not so much. It also varies from center to edge. The reference image was apparently shot wide open so...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-28-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 646
Posted By splitimageview
It’s not an easy decision. The Elmar is tiny but...

It’s not an easy decision.

The Elmar is tiny but fiddly with aperture and filters make that even more clunky. On the other hand it’s tiny!

Summitar is under rated but has an oddball filter. If you...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-28-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 646
Posted By splitimageview
Also some Summitars are coated, some not; some...

Also some Summitars are coated, some not; some have 10 blades, some 6 with a hex opening
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-28-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 646
Posted By splitimageview
Don’t forget filters. Some of those have standard...

Don’t forget filters. Some of those have standard sizes, some are oddball.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-28-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 646
Posted By splitimageview
I presume you mean Summitar as opposed to...

I presume you mean Summitar as opposed to Summarit?
Forum: Nikon RF 02-28-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By splitimageview
Arrived today, glass is quite nice! And the...

Arrived today, glass is quite nice! And the barrel too. '49' stamped on the back of the...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-27-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By splitimageview
Thanks Jon, closer focus on the rigid too (1.5...

Thanks Jon, closer focus on the rigid too (1.5 ft.), uncoupled at this distance of course
Forum: Nikon RF 02-27-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By splitimageview
Maybe, difficult to tell from seller photos, but...

Maybe, difficult to tell from seller photos, but it's returnable in any case. Then again, these are worth far more than I paid, even hazy...

Seller claimed "The lens is free of cloudiness. No...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-27-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By splitimageview
Here is the relevant data from the Nikon s/n...

Here is the relevant data from the Nikon s/n page...shows a slightly later confirmed s/n (2782 vs Rotoloni's 2770)


http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/serialno.html#RF_5cm
Forum: Nikon RF 02-27-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By splitimageview
Very good, thank you for the info...

Very good, thank you for the info...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 994
Posted By splitimageview
Really? Been selling on ebay for decades and have...

Really? Been selling on ebay for decades and have never seen that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 994
Posted By splitimageview
When I list BIN/BO, if someone shoots a low-ball,...

When I list BIN/BO, if someone shoots a low-ball, I give it a split second of attention and then it's forgotten. I sometimes make such offers myself, depending on many factors which I won't list...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-27-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By splitimageview
Does the book indicate how many were produced in...

Does the book indicate how many were produced in this batch, and overall?
Forum: Nikon RF 02-27-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By splitimageview
Ooh, should have noted the red C. :) Thank...

Ooh, should have noted the red C. :) Thank you.





the batch that was initiated May 1947, correct?
Forum: Nikon RF 02-27-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By splitimageview
:) Yes. What I do know, is it's from 1947, I...

:)

Yes.

What I do know, is it's from 1947, I presume uncoated? Guess I'll find that out when it arrives...

Crossing fingers it's clean glass!
Forum: Nikon RF 02-27-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By splitimageview
tell me about the nikkor 50/3.5 collapsible...

This one came with a Canon S-II.

http://restoration35.com/images/2019/02/27/s-l1600.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 994
Posted By splitimageview
Emailing sellers has been around forever,...

Emailing sellers has been around forever, yes.

But the seller sending an offer as the OP described is new.

I was just describing how the new feature could be utilized.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 994
Posted By splitimageview
A buyer may inquire by email regarding a...

A buyer may inquire by email regarding a listing, along with an offer. If the seller agrees to the arrangement, they can use the ‘send offer’ feature to confirm it and the buyer can then proceed...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-26-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,922
Posted By splitimageview
I have an S-II on the way to me without MIOJ on...

I have an S-II on the way to me without MIOJ on the baseplate. It’s s/n 17xxx and is marked Canon Camera Co Ltd on the top plate.

Bundled lens is Nikkor 50/3.5.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-24-2019
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,585
Posted By splitimageview
II + Nikkor: That's a wonderful combination,...

II + Nikkor: That's a wonderful combination, Helen!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-23-2019
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,585
Posted By splitimageview
Hugo can cut a new cover for you. I’ve sent him...

Hugo can cut a new cover for you. I’ve sent him cameras in the past when he did not already have patterns.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-22-2019
Replies: 276
Views: 67,522
Posted By splitimageview
Best of the thread!

Best of the thread!
Forum: Nikon RF 02-22-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 715
Posted By splitimageview
I feel the same about the 50/1.4 Nikkor from the...

I feel the same about the 50/1.4 Nikkor from the 50s, but this also applies to the related 50/1.5 Zeiss Sonnar and the Canon 50/1.5 too. They lose contrast wide open but 2/3 to 1 stop down the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,362
Posted By splitimageview
how big is a pocket?

how big is a pocket?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-21-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By splitimageview
cameraworks-uk.com can provide their modern...

cameraworks-uk.com can provide their modern frameline mask and they also can re-cement prisms. No other Leica repair firm offers this.

One of my Ms received the first production unit of their FTA...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-21-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By splitimageview
New modern frameline mask is available, service...

New modern frameline mask is available, service to re-cement prism, too. Alan Starkie can take care of both if the unlikely event occurs.

If you want a perfect camera buy a new one, otherwise just...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-21-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By splitimageview
Pretty common and nothing to worry about. These...

Pretty common and nothing to worry about. These cameras are 50+ years old...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-20-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 872
Posted By splitimageview
Thanks for starting this thread, about the...

Thanks for starting this thread, about the forgotten war.

Not photo related in any way, but here is a painting I had commissioned of my dad's Invader. The flying was treacherous, due to weather and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-20-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 872
Posted By splitimageview
My dad with his Nicca. He was staff weather...

My dad with his Nicca. He was staff weather officer and B-26 (aka A-26 Douglas Invader) pilot. Kodachrome 10 scan.

http://restoration35.com/images/2019/02/20/kunsan.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-19-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 872
Posted By splitimageview
Nice photos! My dad flew bombers in the Korean...

Nice photos!

My dad flew bombers in the Korean War and brought back a Nicca with three Nikkors. Wish I had the originals but I’ve put together an identical kit. It was watching him shoot family...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-19-2019
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,585
Posted By splitimageview
Whoa! Never knew Leitz produced those...

Whoa! Never knew Leitz produced those...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-18-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1,169
Posted By splitimageview
Depends on which Contax lenses; the wides will...

Depends on which Contax lenses; the wides will focus accurately enough, there are RFF shooters who use the 21 and 35 on Nikon bodies.

And...the 50 and up Nikkors are Sonnars (Zeiss) designs anyway....
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-18-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By splitimageview
Oh geeze. Please don’t give him any more...

Oh geeze. Please don’t give him any more traffic...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-17-2019
Replies: 7,429
Views: 3,788,204
Posted By splitimageview
Looks like an M2? :)

Looks like an M2? :)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-16-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,614
Posted By splitimageview
Re-skin is a DIY, very simple

Re-skin is a DIY, very simple
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-16-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,098
Posted By splitimageview
Well sure, a $30 item doesn’t really apply here...

Well sure, a $30 item doesn’t really apply here though.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-16-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 947
Posted By splitimageview
Well I’m not the the EU and return shipping was...

Well I’m not the the EU and return shipping was not a problem either. I’ve only sent them 8 or so cameras over the past couple of years, no issues coming or going. :)

Quite confident the usual array...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-16-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 947
Posted By splitimageview
As far as Leica techs go, Leica has always...

As far as Leica techs go, Leica has always dominated in terms of value in the collector market. If demand were soft prices would be a lot lower. Techs will fill the demand for service as there are...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-16-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 947
Posted By splitimageview
I just sent a body to Alan, got there quickly and...

I just sent a body to Alan, got there quickly and passed through customs the day after it arrived.

Just fill out the customs documents as outlined on his website.
Forum: Nikon RF 02-15-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 3,571
Posted By splitimageview
@bobkonos?

@bobkonos?
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