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Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Week Ago
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Posted By LeicaFoReVer
It is too late time for me too for my location....

It is too late time for me too for my location. but thanks for posting!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-15-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,389
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Exactly what I faced and got discouraged as a...

Exactly what I faced and got discouraged as a novice printer. Thanks to split printing, I get at least satisfactory results for myself and enjoy. You summarized very well the speed of the split...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-14-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,389
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Sh2zK-A9tvryFJmPn...

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Sh2zK-A9tvryFJmPnEQISsmsXM0Y3rAX/view?usp=drivesdk

That is my print with split filter method. I am a beginner and this is my first print of this shot and 6th split...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-14-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,389
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
For me it is faster with less paper. Does that...

For me it is faster with less paper. Does that mean I will be good at split filter :)
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-14-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,389
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Hi Erik, I salute your dedication to the split...

Hi Erik,

I salute your dedication to the split filter method and your honest messages. I too realized that split grading decreases the need for dodging and burning. So that is your experience too? I...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-14-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,389
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Thumbs up Thank you Mike!

Thank you Mike!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,389
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
There is a lot of discussion about this but I can...

There is a lot of discussion about this but I can tell my opinion. I don't say it is true yours is wrong. I just feel like it isn't the same. Because you expose for highlights and shadows separately...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,389
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Split grading is for me like stand development...

Split grading is for me like stand development with rodinal. It gives a control on highlights and shadows in difficult shots with a lot of highlights for example. If your workflow is already working...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,389
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Yes I understood you retinax as Mike said the...

Yes I understood you retinax as Mike said the same. it doesn't bother to do a third strip to see the combination. I would still expose low contrast for reference. So thank you for your suggestion. I...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,389
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Yes that is what I did and it turned out great. I...

Yes that is what I did and it turned out great. I dont have a pro eye so the way my son looked didn't bother me so no dodging done. I will post the result after takin a better photo as mobile phone...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,389
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Yes very comprehensive way but doesn't work as...

Yes very comprehensive way but doesn't work as each square might be in a highlight or shadows difficult to judge, I mean it is a bit of overkill to me.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,389
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Lets talk about on this example. I tested them...

Lets talk about on this example.
I tested them separately not cumulative. Each are 5 sec interval. What would be your exposure for...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,389
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Sorry this is a double post due to mobile.

Sorry this is a double post due to mobile.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,389
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
This is the reason of my question actually....

This is the reason of my question actually. Trying to guess time of each filter separately sounds fine (frome separate test strips) but when combined sometimes the whole image gets dark (overexposed)...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,389
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
This is the reason of question actually. Trying...

This is the reason of question actually. Trying to guess time of each filter separately sounds fine (frome separate test strips) but when combined sometimes the whole image gets dark (overexposed) as...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2020
Replies: 19
Views: 738
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Thank you Marty for the information!!! and I...

Thank you Marty for the information!!!
and I wonder the photo frame standards, do they follow the paper standards? In that case trimming creates another problem to frame it later on if you want to...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,389
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Hi Marty, I found incredibly useful and easy to...

Hi Marty,

I found incredibly useful and easy to get a well balanced print (if your shot is well balanced). I got great prints as a beginner at my first attempt in split filtering. My previous ...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2020
Replies: 19
Views: 738
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Thank you guys. Ok I feel good now. I thought I...

Thank you guys. Ok I feel good now. I thought I chose wrong sizes all the time. So there is no standard. I wonder why.

Cutting is a good idea which I should have thought :D However I dont have a...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2020
Replies: 1
Views: 532
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Thanks for posting. I filled it out.

Thanks for posting. I filled it out.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-12-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,389
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
how to choose the times for split filter printing

Hi guys,

I have been trying split printing following the instructions by Konrad Eek. So I print two test strips, one with 00 and another with 5th grade at 5 sec intervals.

I am not able to choose...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-12-2020
Replies: 19
Views: 738
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Best paper size for 35mm

Hi guys,

I have done printing only a couple of times. I am a beginner. I am confused with the paper sizes. I only shoot 35mm and the paper I bought wasnt covering all 35mm frame. I bought ıilford...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 3,372
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I was actually thinking about doing the opposite....

I was actually thinking about doing the opposite. Change to M4 from M6 TTL. I feel like M4 is more bare bones, quieter and slightly lighter?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-16-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 3,935
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Had a similar issue here in Turkey. As I am not...

Had a similar issue here in Turkey. As I am not in US, we have 1-2 repairman left known to work on Leica rangefinder cameras and only one who knows Contax G cameras. I sent my M6, Contax G2 and leica...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-01-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 2,294
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Hi Kevin, I think a super fast replica isnt a...

Hi Kevin,

I think a super fast replica isnt a good idea. Just my opinion and you may let know the master if you would like. Because it would be relatively a big and expensive lens, not many people...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-01-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 2,294
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
:D Hi Kevin, May I ask what the next project is?

:D Hi Kevin, May I ask what the next project is?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-28-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 2,294
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Hi Kevin you should copy this lens too :cool:

Hi Kevin you should copy this lens too :cool:
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-26-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 945
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I would like to know the cost too if it is ok.

I would like to know the cost too if it is ok.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-25-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,629
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I saw A7s is better with micro lenses etc. Which...

I saw A7s is better with micro lenses etc. Which one was yours?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-25-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,629
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Cool :D that was a mistake I made when chosing my nick...

:D that was a mistake I made when chosing my nick at the beginning, I was praising for Leica due to being my first rangefinder, M6. The I discovered Zeiss, Voigtlander and Canon. Still haven't tried...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-25-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,629
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Haven't thought that turns out to be a film vs...

Haven't thought that turns out to be a film vs digital argument :)
Well I always prefer film but I have digital mostly for family things, due to the level of details it captures. So that is why I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-24-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,629
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Thank you guys all. Will follow classifieds here...

Thank you guys all. Will follow classifieds here too. Maybe an M9 with replaced sensor can fall here with 2k price tag.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-23-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,629
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Yes keh doesn't apply this code to that item but...

Yes keh doesn't apply this code to that item but anyways I need to wait until I sell all. It started to seem a bad idea anyway as still would force my budget. I started thinking this when I saw the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-23-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,629
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I will think again thanks, however the focus...

I will think again thanks, however the focus turning while changing aperture makes me use it less. I like the images from it though.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-23-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,629
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Thank you all. I didn't know those facts about M9...

Thank you all. I didn't know those facts about M9 sensor. I suppose the the ones with replaced sensor goes above 2000$?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-23-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,629
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
What is the difference? Since never dreamed of...

What is the difference? Since never dreamed of digital M, I never followed the technology so I am lame on the digital M series. Also there is M9 at KEH with original sensor for 1800$ aince I came up...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-23-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,629
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Sell Gear to buy a M9? Help

I realized I accumulated a lot of gears and diverted from photography a lot. I also had issues with G2 so I decided to go back to mechanical system I already have M6. I didn't use much since I bought...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-11-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Interesting. I knew that there must be such...

Interesting. I knew that there must be such method. I would never thought this. I would think it would squeeze it more and more.

Thank you Richard.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-11-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Hi Rob, exactly, sorry for not using the terms...

Hi Rob, exactly, sorry for not using the terms correctly. It was completely on the take-up tulip.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-11-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Film released from the spool inside my M6

Hi guys I load bulk and for years never had tape releasing from the spool inside the camera. A couple of months ago I had it and couldn't use my camera as I was on a trip. When I get back home. I...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-05-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 881
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I found the last remaining repairman in Turkey....

I found the last remaining repairman in Turkey. He said shutter might be delayed due to a mechanical thing, gears etc. He said he has experience with G2 and that their shutter need regular...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-04-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 881
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Is there an easy way to cancel all? My preference...

Is there an easy way to cancel all? My preference is the same as yours.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-04-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 881
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Maybe I should go with G1 due to its price.

Maybe I should go with G1 due to its price.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-04-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 881
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Hi Nigel, not sure if it would be economical to...

Hi Nigel, not sure if it would be economical to send it to UK due to shipping and not sure if he is able to fix Contax G bodies. Will contact. Thank you so much anyways.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-03-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 881
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Wow a glimpse of hope for me. I will check. Do...

Wow a glimpse of hope for me. I will check. Do you mean if it was in midway between two modes?
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-03-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 881
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Exactly jawarden. I cant describe how I am...

Exactly jawarden. I cant describe how I am disappointed. I had 2-3 G bodies and got rid of them due to focusing failures. And I was hopeful and determined to get a faultless G2. And I have been very...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-03-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 881
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
haha, no shots being wasted :D Well sounds like...

haha, no shots being wasted :D

Well sounds like I will have something similar I mean the frequency. I hope I can feel or hear it so that I don't miss a moment in an important occasion because when...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-03-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 881
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Valdas, I checked it without film and fired...

Valdas, I checked it without film and fired shutter maybe 50 times but didnt notice any different sound. Do you think this means it is ok or mine is without any sound indication?
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-02-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 881
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
So what will you do? Live with it or?

So what will you do? Live with it or?
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-02-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 881
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Got one link, recent post but no remedy except...

Got one link, recent post but no remedy except cleaning contacts as you say.

https://www.photo.net/discuss/threads/got-some-film-back-whats-going-on-help.5508461/#post-5660621

It is so annoying....
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-02-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 881
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Oh dear as I was afraid of. Any service man can...

Oh dear as I was afraid of. Any service man can do something? Or totally random unknown cause? Haven't realized any different sound. Do you have links to those forums? Maybe one suggestio might help...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-02-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 881
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Contax G2, weird frames, please help

Hi guys I have been using my G2 for 5 years and this happened first time. Seems like it is advancing the film while shooting. Has anyone had this too? I don't want to be pessimistic but I am afraid...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 07-25-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 2,710
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
is buying an adaptor and S mount lens cheaper...

is buying an adaptor and S mount lens cheaper than buying the LTM?

The adaptor is darn expensive too. Someone from Ukraine on ebay told me that he is going to create a cheap copy. I am waiting for...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 07-21-2019
Replies: 589
Views: 149,340
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Bought this for 35 bucks. Unbelievable results....

Bought this for 35 bucks. Unbelievable results. Rollei B35 Triotar
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/25431/med_U25431I1563701375.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-11-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 2,822
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
https://m.dpreview.com/news/6719748669/sigma-annou...

https://m.dpreview.com/news/6719748669/sigma-announces-ultra-compact-fp-l-mount-camera-teases-full-frame-foveon-sensor.amp
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 06-23-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 19,942
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Thanks Abbazz for reviving this thread. I forgot...

Thanks Abbazz for reviving this thread. I forgot about at all. Now need to consider buying a Sigma DP camera :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-21-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I actually tried to do it after his post and I...

I actually tried to do it after his post and I was able to insert 4 x lr44 buttons carefully without a tape but you need a thick aluminum foil at the top as the buttons weren't touching to the top...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-21-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I see everywhere that the sellers advertise as...

I see everywhere that the sellers advertise as silver oxide but they are actually alkaline. Where can I find true silver oxide ones?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-21-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
opps sorry my bad guys, I put the 6V but it is...

opps sorry my bad guys, I put the 6V but it is alkaline. As I read on internet, some says alkaline instead of silver would cause wrong readings. Can that be the reason?

Or the lightmeters need...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-20-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Contax RTS and OM4 giving wrong meter readings

Especially Contax is over exposing my shots quite a lot. I got the same reading as my leica m6 if I keep leica at iso 100 and I change RTS to iso 400. The same OM4.

Is that a battery issue as I used...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-20-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
That is great to know. Thank you very much! I...

That is great to know. Thank you very much! I will look for one after getting rid of RX RTS and ST I recently bought :)
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-20-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Thanks very much. I learned that mine is the...

Thanks very much. I learned that mine is the early version from the link you posted. And interesting things on the aperture and bokeh. Also they say that 50mm f1.7 zeiss has more pop and smoother...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-18-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,086
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Let us know your opinion after testing it Marty....

Let us know your opinion after testing it Marty. It looks interesting. I am sometimes tired of reels when they dont want to assist. Sweating in dark and swearing to it :))
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-18-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Thank you Raid a lot for your opinion! I might...

Thank you Raid a lot for your opinion! I might change my mind in that case.

Is there any other ideas/opinions?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-18-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Hi Raid, thank you for your reply. How do you...

Hi Raid, thank you for your reply. How do you think of it compared to Canon ltm f1.4? Which one would you prefer of you had to choose one of those two?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-18-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Canon 50mm f1.4 vs Contax Zeiss 50mm f1.4

Hi Guys,

Might be a silly topic to compare two different things but I recently bought a lot of gear and those are two of them :)

I plan to sell one but not sure which one. I love Contax SLR and...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-14-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 885
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Thank you very much leicapixie for your...

Thank you very much leicapixie for your suggestions. How about filter number 0? Is it grade 3 then?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-12-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 885
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Thank you Randy, I will listen your advices. I...

Thank you Randy, I will listen your advices. I downloaded pdf of Dark Room Cookbook by Steve Anchel. How is this one? Amazon has shipping cost to Turkey. The 4$ is hardcover. I wish it was...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-12-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 885
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Interesting. Thank your for showing me this. This...

Interesting. Thank your for showing me this. This is interesting and I might look into buying it but looks like it shall use a good chunk of paper, and circular, for this.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-12-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 885
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Thank you Ko. Fe. I will look for ilford plastic...

Thank you Ko. Fe. I will look for ilford plastic filters.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-12-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 885
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Thank you very much Steve. I completely agree...

Thank you very much Steve. I completely agree with you. However it is still contrasty to my taste. Do you think dilution can help little?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-12-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 885
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Thank you very much Erik, John! I appreciate it...

Thank you very much Erik, John!

I appreciate it a lot! I am really excited. I agree that Meopta isnt bad but I can look for another lens (23.5mm is the thread on it but its adapter is 39mm I think....
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-12-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,410
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Hi Guys, Years ago I tried to print and bought...

Hi Guys,

Years ago I tried to print and bought some paper I dont remember but I remember that it came curled so I had difficulty to put under the enlarger and keep it flat during printing because I...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-12-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,810
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Hi guys, I have been shooting for more than 10...

Hi guys,

I have been shooting for more than 10 years with rangefinders but finally I setup a darkroom for myself and made my first prints yesterday. It is hard to find darkroom equipment in Europe....
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-12-2019
Replies: 1,148
Views: 216,533
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Hi Guys, shooting with rangefinders on BW for...

Hi Guys, shooting with rangefinders on BW for more than 10 years, finally I was brave enough to collect all the supplies and try out printing (after an unsuccessful attempt in 2009). Let me summarize...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-12-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 885
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
My first DarkRoom Printing Experience - Help needed

Hi Guys, shooting with rangefinders on BW for more than 10 years, finally I was brave enough to collect all the supplies and try out printing (after an unsuccessful attempt in 2009). Let me summarize...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-15-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,194
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
If you mean the distortion and corners etc, it...

If you mean the distortion and corners etc, it may not be perfect and it is prone to flare but it is a nice lens when controlled. I bought this lens for 6 bucks in Kazakhstan in an antique shop...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-09-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 39,549
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Unfortunately I am with Pistach. I bought RX last...

Unfortunately I am with Pistach. I bought RX last year and I fell in love. My first Contax SLR. However I learned the slip problem the hard way. I had partially exposed roll of film. I felt really...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-28-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Yes I emailed them if they ship to Turkey.

Yes I emailed them if they ship to Turkey.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-28-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Yes, but I was wondering about RTS screen because...

Yes, but I was wondering about RTS screen because they are easier and cheaper to source.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-28-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Thank you guys, I look for FW type, not FX. I...

Thank you guys,

I look for FW type, not FX. I corrected my post. Yes there are some on ebay but the shipping is too expensive to Turkey so it makes almost a price of an as-is body.

Another...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-26-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
nobody has experience on this?

nobody has experience on this?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-24-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Contax RX focusing screen

Yes I was too dumb. I read over internet that mirror slip could be fixed by heating by hair dryer. Yes it does help but after a week, it re slips again. So this time I put a little, too much, super...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-15-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 3,617
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
hmm, thank you for the recommendation! I will try...

hmm, thank you for the recommendation! I will try that. Now I wonder why Voigtlander doesnt take lesson from this.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-15-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 3,617
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
yes I would prefer all black. I remember there...

yes I would prefer all black. I remember there was flare caused by silver metal on color skopar?
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-17-2019
Replies: 387
Views: 46,137
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
wow Michael, your photos are extremely...

wow Michael, your photos are extremely valuable...You should definitely make use of them.

I think you should also have a site with all your photos ordered by location and time?

I also admire the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-14-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 23,485
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
almost has a 3d pop like a zeiss lens...hmmm

almost has a 3d pop like a zeiss lens...hmmm
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-22-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Guys, he is Turkish I confirm. I am from Turkey....

Guys, he is Turkish I confirm. I am from Turkey. We have many ethnicities and no matter what the origin is we call everyone "Turkish".
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-27-2018
Replies: 127
Views: 6,454
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
https://petapixel.com/2018/09/27/zeiss-unveils-the...

https://petapixel.com/2018/09/27/zeiss-unveils-the-zx1-its-first-ever-full-frame-camera/

More on this... I like the news as it shows zeiss is getting active in this field...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-20-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 4,495
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Wow. Had one roll with my Rx and realized the...

Wow. Had one roll with my Rx and realized the black shadow caused by the non closing mirror which is explained in this thread. I was shocked how it was easy to fix by heating. How long will it last...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-03-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Yes I used the same lens on OMs. I now measured...

Yes I used the same lens on OMs. I now measured the voltage. LR44 measures 1.47v and SR44 measures 1.6v. How can I be sure that the difference is consistent? It felt like as it gets darker the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-03-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
OM-G and OM-4 meters over expose - Help

Hi guys,
I am recently into the OM era and I was surprised by this. I was out using the OM-G but realized that f2 wasnt enough for a sunny day under a shaded space (like an partly closed bazaar...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-27-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 11,552
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
You are free to disagree sir. I respect that...

You are free to disagree sir. I respect that however I am not sure if you realized that I agree most of what you mentioned in your first post. That is also what I learned from my father who is a...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-27-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 11,552
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I agree to that sir. Thanks.

I agree to that sir. Thanks.
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-27-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 11,552
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
p.s. Milvus 50mm f1.4 scores 41 not 35. And its...

p.s. Milvus 50mm f1.4 scores 41 not 35. And its sharpness is 33 compared to 22 on Nikon. It has got better vignetting too.
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-27-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 11,552
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Ok, my nick is LeicaForever but dont get me wrong...

Ok, my nick is LeicaForever but dont get me wrong I am not a high profile Leica fan but I do think that Leica and Zeiss are specialty products and they know somethings others dont know so that is why...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-27-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 11,552
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
So do you partly agree on OP's point or disagree....

So do you partly agree on OP's point or disagree. I partly agree. It is always good to have fewer elements or glass-air surfaces as in every medium light passes, there is some information lost....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-26-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,104
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
it is my second bulk roll experience and i use...

it is my second bulk roll experience and i use metal cassettes and never had poping u either. However it is because I haven't been doing it for long and never dropped rhe casettes. However when I...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-26-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 11,552
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Arent the zeiss lenses especially the m series...

Arent the zeiss lenses especially the m series known for the 3d pop? This thread is overrating that nikkor f1.4
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-26-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 11,552
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
REE stands for rare earth elements. So what does...

REE stands for rare earth elements. So what does it define a good glass? Does Leica or Zeiss have better formula of glass to give their famous characters or any glass would work because it is all...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-26-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 11,552
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
No one also mentions about the content of the...

No one also mentions about the content of the glasses (e.g.REE contents) or their quality such as the presence of micro bubbles or not. How does it compare past and modern times glasses? I heard from...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-26-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 11,552
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Can someone explain why nowadays there is...

Can someone explain why nowadays there is increasing number of multi-focal lenses with good wide apertures, such as olympus 12-40 f2.8? Or is it my perception? Has the technology advanced? To my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-21-2018
Replies: 3,781
Views: 728,777
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I finally got my zuiko and OM-4! Below is an...

I finally got my zuiko and OM-4! Below is an example of 35/2. What a smooth bokeh at f2.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/25431/med_U25431I1529569576.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-21-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Thanks for all info here. I have just bought an...

Thanks for all info here. I have just bought an OM-4 and seals look damaged too. So I might do those tricks mentioned to be safe.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-03-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 12,020
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Even AliExpress can ship it now for 300 bucks. I...

Even AliExpress can ship it now for 300 bucks. I am tempted as I have been looking for a 35mm f2. I actually got an SLR lens, 35mm f2 zuiko which I expect to be awesome lens. What would you say...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-25-2018
Replies: 101
Views: 11,988
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
keep them coming Brett. Very nice shots, very...

keep them coming Brett. Very nice shots, very unique characters from those lenses. I learned a lot today from this thread (I read it from the beginning).
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-22-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 992
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Hmm, tempting. The body is worth of 100 bucks. If...

Hmm, tempting. The body is worth of 100 bucks. If I will be the only one bidding, I would be risking only 35$. I might take a chance. I will keep you posted.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-22-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 992
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Thank you all for your valuable comments. I will...

Thank you all for your valuable comments. I will skip that auction.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-22-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 992
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Thanks Peter, I will ask those questions. Yes it...

Thanks Peter, I will ask those questions. Yes it looks bad. Do you know if Canon 50 f1.5 is easy to disassemble like 50 f1.2?

The current bid is 75 USD with a canon body but there is huge shipping...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-22-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 992
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Can this be cleaned? Canon 50mm f1.5

I found this on ebay. Shall I bid on it assuming this can be cleaned?

Is this fungus? What is it and is it possible to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-18-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,578
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Thanks guys for the info. I was particularly...

Thanks guys for the info. I was particularly attracted by the lens but haven't bid anyways. I just wanted to report it here so that people know about it.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-17-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,578
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Yasuhara LTM rangefinder camera

Never seen this before.

No relation with the seller.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F112985541871
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-26-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,191
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Hi Murray, I think I saw your posts on this site...

Hi Murray,

I think I saw your posts on this site at another thread. How is your experience with homebrew rodinal?
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-25-2018
Replies: 387
Views: 46,137
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Thank you Michael for sharing your secrets! :) I...

Thank you Michael for sharing your secrets! :) I also have M6TTL. Do you think buying a Seconic is a good idea or you are satisfied with M6 metering?
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-24-2018
Replies: 387
Views: 46,137
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
wonderful shots Michael as usual. May I ask what...

wonderful shots Michael as usual. May I ask what aperture you usually shot at? Not often f1.4 I suppose? I didnt see a lot of bokeh in most of your street shots. Also your exposures are always dead...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-23-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 4,070
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Got it. Learned something new today. I always...

Got it. Learned something new today. I always thought MP is the model after M7.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-23-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 4,070
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
It says it is not the original product.see the...

It says it is not the original product.see the last picture.what does it mean?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-23-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 23,485
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Canon f1.2 also has small distance between f1.2...

Canon f1.2 also has small distance between f1.2 and f1.4 marks on aperture ring.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-23-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 8,714
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I have just boght that lens with canon iia. I am...

I have just boght that lens with canon iia. I am excited but I also have jupiter-12. How is it compares to Jupiter? I want to keep only one 35mm.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-20-2018
Replies: 9,251
Views: 926,253
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Let me see... Canon iiia with 35mm f2.8 serenar...

Let me see...
Canon iiia with 35mm f2.8 serenar and a viewfinder
And a nice Contax RX body which will need a lens! To buy soon. I hope to sell my contax g 90mm to have the budget for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-20-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,191
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
And can I use this developer for stand...

And can I use this developer for stand development?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-20-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,191
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Thanks Erik, and thanks for pulling me to this...

Thanks Erik, and thanks for pulling me to this direction. It will be fun. However I have a question. I also read that aminophenol is not soluble in water so do you heat the water to increase...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-20-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 722
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Wow guys the orwo factory responded and gave me...

Wow guys the orwo factory responded and gave me the cheapest price, 52 euro for 100ft un54 including shipping. I think I will go with that one.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-20-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,191
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Ok however as I said I have a source of...

Ok however as I said I have a source of aminophenol so I won't do parodinal. I also tend to mix potassium metabisulfite an potassium hydroxide. Would I need KBr as seen in some formulas?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,191
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I am sure it works but parodinal has only 90 days...

I am sure it works but parodinal has only 90 days of shelf life. I want something like the original rodinal. Not oxidized easily.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,191
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I would appreciate if you can send me the pages...

I would appreciate if you can send me the pages on Rodinal. The recipes on apug are so variable so I don't know which one to make. Also my main concern is the shelf life. I want something with long...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 722
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Yes I got the same feeling. I couldn't find...

Yes I got the same feeling. I couldn't find anywhere else but on ebay and it ain't cheap.

P.s.I checked the article at japan camera hunter posted above. He mentioned emailing the factory and he says...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,191
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Nobody wants to write? You might be thinking...

Nobody wants to write? You might be thinking there are tons of recipes out on the internet but I should say it is all confusing.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,191
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I am unable to get those developers as they need...

I am unable to get those developers as they need special permit to be shipped to my country. It is what fotoimpex and Macodirect told me. So any other opinion?

There is this link that gives an old...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,191
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Home brew Rodinal

Ok. Since I now have difficulties in getting rodinal from fotoimpex or Macodirect (due to changes in regulations in EU, it is classified as dangerous goods), and after Erik's suggestion I started to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 722
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I heard about it. It is even present on ebay. How...

I heard about it. It is even present on ebay. How is it and who produces it? What does it like compared to?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 722
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Hi, With shipping it becomes 70 eur. So same as...

Hi,
With shipping it becomes 70 eur. So same as if I buy rolls in Turkey. So why the hassle. I still didnt eliminate it but...dont know. Getting 20 instead of 18 is a good point. Thanks for pointing...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-18-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 722
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
It is because they only left wit 16 rolls. :) As...

It is because they only left wit 16 rolls. :)

As I say Turkey is not a big market for film.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-18-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 960
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Not working at all for me. Not loading anything!

Not working at all for me. Not loading anything!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-18-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,005
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I wish they would do that :) it is really silly...

I wish they would do that :) it is really silly because they shipped it to me in 2016. I am finishing supplies and in local market I can only find d-76 and id11. I will try making my own rodinal.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-18-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 722
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Help me decide to buy film, 10 acros + 4 tmax + 4 fp4 or 16 pan100 + 2 fp4

I have a dilemma. I live in Turkey where I cant easily find film (35mm). Film is getting expensive and I dont want to spend too much as I dont shoot to often. I use rodinal. I like fp4 but it is too...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-18-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,219
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
It is a separation. I had it on a summitar. I...

It is a separation. I had it on a summitar. I primitively tried to heat the lens and pressed it hard. I was able to get rid of the separation but it ruined the front element by millions of scratches....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-17-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,005
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Email them to check guys. Below is my email so...

Email them to check guys. Below is my email so even UPS wouldn't ship.

From: [email protected] <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, Apr 18, 2018, 12:37
Subject: Re: Fwd: SHOP : Kontaktformular
To:...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-17-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,005
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Might go that way. Is this original formula that...

Might go that way. Is this original formula that can last forever? Fomapan formula gone bad after a year.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-17-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,005
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
:) ok sorry but it says in EU some restrictions...

:) ok sorry but it says in EU some restrictions and outside of EU, no shipping. I am outside of EU so not shipping to me. Maco might ship it by using UPS but it costs 40eur to me. I still need to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-17-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,005
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Ps DHL is german post not the courier...

Ps DHL is german post not the courier companyDHL.

If you use UPS I need to pay 40 eur for shipping.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-17-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,005
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Fotoimpex and Macodirect wont ship rodinal anymore

Due to changes in DHL's regulations, most liquid chemicals including rodinal and hc110 are considered as dangerous goods so they wont ship outside of EU. And some restrictions exists in EU too. So...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-17-2018
Replies: 73
Views: 8,141
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I found some acros 100 in local store. Are they...

I found some acros 100 in local store. Are they still the same formula mentioned in this thread? Shall I give it a try? It looked too contrasty to my taste but can be a combo with a low contrast lens...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 5,655
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Is it true that silvermax is orthochromatic? Does...

Is it true that silvermax is orthochromatic? Does that matter? I dont have experience on this.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 5,655
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
In one of the old threads someone said that the...

In one of the old threads someone said that the apx in fotoimpex is old stock. Is it still possible? On apx100 it says new emulsion but on apx 400 it doesn't say.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 5,655
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
How do you find this film? How is it compared to...

How do you find this film? How is it compared to fp4 and old apx ?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 5,655
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Bumping up this old thread. Fotoimpex has bulk of...

Bumping up this old thread. Fotoimpex has bulk of this film. Is it any good? It isn't possible that this is old emulsion. Is it?

I didn't like the fomapan. Its base was so soft and was scratching...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-11-2018
Replies: 3,781
Views: 728,777
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Hi guys, thanks for replies. In one of the photos...

Hi guys, thanks for replies. In one of the photos I posted the link was shot at f11. That is what surprises me. I wonder if it is postprosessing. I didn't see the vignetting in the sample in this...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-11-2018
Replies: 3,781
Views: 728,777
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
https://flic.kr/p/s7ANDb https://flic.kr/p/qwwNMU

https://flic.kr/p/s7ANDb
https://flic.kr/p/qwwNMU
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-11-2018
Replies: 3,781
Views: 728,777
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I am also on the hunt for some OM gear. I am...

I am also on the hunt for some OM gear. I am bidding on 35mm f2 and 50mm f1.4 on ebay. I was checking sample photos from OM lenses and I realized heavy vignetting on their fast lenses such as 35 f2....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-02-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,251
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
35mm Viewfinder, Where can I find it?

I have a Leica iiif and Jupiter-12. I also have an old Vario-viewfinder from Leica but it is too bulky. I need a simple and light 35mm viewfinder such as the ones from Voigthlander. I am unable to...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-16-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,454
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I have black scratches that means they are in the...

I have black scratches that means they are in the emulsion then!

They are so fine that are invisible to naked eye when look at the emulsion part... They probably have equivalent scratches on the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-16-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,454
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Didnt help much, neither vaseline nor nose...

Didnt help much, neither vaseline nor nose grease...any other suggestions? how much do you apply those two?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-16-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,454
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Horizantal scratches - how to get rid of?

I have horizontal continuous scratches on my negatives on the polished side of the film. Here you can see on the photo, look on the car, to the middle of the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-09-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,894
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Hi Newst, thanks for your reply. The flare...

Hi Newst, thanks for your reply. The flare might be due to lens or the camera because I have another shot from the same spot 1 sec apart and it doesnt have the flare. Most probably from the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-08-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,894
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Any more ideas?? Peter? Sent from my m2 note...

Any more ideas?? Peter?

Sent from my m2 note using Tapatalk
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-08-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,894
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Hi Rob, as I mentioned, I didnt developed those...

Hi Rob, as I mentioned, I didnt developed those and the lab probably used bad developer, the negatives are not sharp also and the scanning is bad too.

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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-07-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,894
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160707/f297e90ba...

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160707/f297e90bae25e531853354f71f1a09d3.jpg

Sent from my m2 note using Tapatalk
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-07-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,894
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Here are some samples from leica iif and fp4...

Here are some samples from leica iif and fp4 film. The lab used probably ****ty developer as the result is very contrasty and grainy with coarse grains.

Samples with early summitar,

This one has...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-03-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,894
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
:) Sent from my m2 note using Tapatalk

:)

Sent from my m2 note using Tapatalk
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-03-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,894
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I am taking some shot today. Thanks for the...

I am taking some shot today. Thanks for the advices. Will let you know.

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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-03-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,894
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Peter, thanks. Paint is smeared little on the...

Peter, thanks. Paint is smeared little on the lens surface. That is what tried to remove. Can you please look at the last photo and say if you see it? Paint thinner didnt help. So I should remove...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-03-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,894
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Hi Ronald, what is POS? Sent from my m2 note...

Hi Ronald, what is POS?

Sent from my m2 note using Tapatalk
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-03-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,894
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Thanks Peter for the info. Expelled Balsam...

Thanks Peter for the info. Expelled Balsam cleared very nicely. How about the melted paint?

And how about coating and cleaning marks?

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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-02-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,894
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
The thing is that I am out of my country so I...

The thing is that I am out of my country so I dont have my reliable M6 and developing tanks with me. If I can find a lab for BW developing I can try it with leica iif. I will definitely post sample...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-02-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,894
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Early Summitar - uncoated?

I recently bought a leica IIf with summitar with 50% separated front group with rainbow color pattern. I read over internet that heating can help in re-curing the cement, which is actually epoxy I...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-20-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,469
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I also bought this for 260...

I also bought this for 260 bucks!

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/262481543576?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Is it a good deal?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-18-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,469
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
322136124713 was the item number on ebay. Could...

322136124713 was the item number on ebay. Could you please look at it and tell what could be in the black case? Another lens? The seller said it is a lens doubler. Whatever it means.

Sent from...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-18-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,469
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I just bought the items and paid 359$ including...

I just bought the items and paid 359$ including shipping. I am looking forward to what I will get!! Will post when I get the items!! Excited.

Sent from my m2 note using Tapatalk
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-18-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,469
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
And I need to count on the 68$ shpping plus...

And I need to count on the 68$ shpping plus possible custom fees. I have just offerred 300$ to try my chance.

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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-18-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,469
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I guess that this is an early...

I guess that this is an early summitar?

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTU5NlgxNTMz/z/GAwAAOSw-4BXZRis/$_12.JPG?set_id=2http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxNTEy/z/lZMAAOSwepJXZRi4/$_12.JPG?set_id=2
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-18-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,469
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Looks like below. What if not removable? like...

Looks like below. What if not removable? like haze or etching.

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/ODk4WDE2MDA=/z/bzgAAOSw3YNXZRiu/$_12.JPG?set_id=2
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-18-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,469
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
It is f3.5 but looks foggy from front. Does it...

It is f3.5 but looks foggy from front. Does it still worth?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-18-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,469
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I had some extra photos from him and it is an...

I had some extra photos from him and it is an early uncoated summitar not summar. It looks clean but nikon doesnt look clean.

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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-17-2016
Replies: 231
Views: 63,031
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Wow. Do you have before and after photos of the...

Wow. Do you have before and after photos of the lens?

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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-17-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,469
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Leica iif + summar + nikon 3.5cm for 350 bucks

Hi guys, I found an ad from US on ebay with those equipments and two viewfinders with origonals cases etc on sale for 350$. The seller found them on an estate sale and not an informed person on...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-13-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3,360
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Hi GDI, another update from me. They sent me 6...

Hi GDI,

another update from me. They sent me 6 rolls of RPX 100 for 10 meter damaged film and put 10 empty metal cassettes for free. Yes I find DHL useless and very slow too. They will send me the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-08-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 3,541
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Guys this thread is about SL35/SL350 systems...

Guys this thread is about SL35/SL350 systems :)

What kind of reliability issues are expecting me? Could you please elaborate?

why I bought? Because I like to try different systems and I liked the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-08-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 3,541
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Great images and great colors. Thanks for...

Great images and great colors. Thanks for posting. Which film did you use?

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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-08-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 3,541
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I see that there wasnt much love for SL35/SL350...

I see that there wasnt much love for SL35/SL350 bodies probably because they werent built sturdy enough. Can they be worse than Leica R4? Really?

I am still hopeful that the bodies I bought can...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-08-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3,360
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I didnt ask for the refund. They offered but I...

I didnt ask for the refund. They offered but I needed film so asked them to re-send. However the same day in the evening I realized that the roll is partially damaged so I asked for 6 rolls of RPX...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-07-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3,360
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Haha I am still stressed while rolling as I am...

Haha I am still stressed while rolling as I am afraid of making mistake. I realized that the lid on my loading machine might pop up while rolling so I have to hold it tight.

Sent from my m2 note...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-07-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 3,541
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Have you had any experience with 35mm bodies?...

Have you had any experience with 35mm bodies? Rollei was a big company famous with its TLRs which were always made in Germany so I would expect the same quality for german made SLRs and lenses....
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-06-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3,360
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
After third try, I found the unexposed part of...

After third try, I found the unexposed part of the film approximately at 10 meter. I attach the photo of it. macodirect was late answering my inquiry but they were very helpful afterwards, they...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-06-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 3,541
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Here is one example, it is made in germany even...

Here is one example, it is made in germany even though it says made by rollei.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/311518827836

And another one although they are not 50mm

https://www.ebay.com/itm/381563566847
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-06-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 3,541
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Yes Raid but interestingly all singapore made...

Yes Raid but interestingly all singapore made planars have Rollei-HFT word on the lens. And all german made Carl Zeiss QBM planars have either no HFT marking or says only HFT. Mine is like a hybrid....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-05-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 3,541
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Yes, people say to stay away from Singapore made...

Yes, people say to stay away from Singapore made Rolleis. That is why the two bodies I bought are made in Germany. Hopefully they will not fail me. I am inclined to keep SL350 and later sell SL35 but...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-05-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 3,541
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Really? No Rolleiflex SLR lovers??

Really? No Rolleiflex SLR lovers??
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-05-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 3,541
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Any Rollei SL35 & SL350 lovers out there?

I recently bought a bundle of one SL35 (german) with 1.8/50 (unknown country) and a SL350 with 2.8/35 (singapore) all for only 250&euro;. Both in working conditions. Pretty good deal isnt it? I know...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-31-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,020
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
What is a speed tester? Sent from my m2 note...

What is a speed tester?

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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-31-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3,360
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Yes I developed the first roll and it is...

Yes I developed the first roll and it is completely black, only not on where the tape was. To understand the rest I need to load all into canisters and get 3 random rolls as suggested by one member...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-31-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3,360
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
"Reminder to self: Changing bag for...

"Reminder to self: Changing bag for exploration."

Exactly! It is also strange that the black plastic bag has open end. Why not sealing for such cases?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-31-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3,360
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
thank you guys. I will load the first roll...

thank you guys. I will load the first roll tonight to see it! Thank you for your help.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-31-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3,360
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
how many canisters do I need for 30m roll? I can...

how many canisters do I need for 30m roll? I can try to find used ones at home but there is not many shops in Turkey keeping film, even for display purposes.

You say short rolls at 3 different...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-31-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3,360
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I have only 5 canisters. I cant load all. Are we...

I have only 5 canisters. I cant load all. Are we not safe if the first canister is ok? As it is the outermost layer in the roll?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-31-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3,360
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Urgent help needed! - Opened box of bulk film

Hi Guys,

I ordered a box of rollei 100 from Macodirect. After painful a month of shipping finally the boxed arrived but there was a surprise. The tapes on the box's lid were cut so the box was...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-29-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,245
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Thank you Jan I will try that. Sent from my m2...

Thank you Jan I will try that.

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Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-17-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,745
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I agree, with shipping and customs that one would...

I agree, with shipping and customs that one would be near its value so I stopped bidding at 275 usd. I fell in love with nikkor though!

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Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-17-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,745
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I have just missed that beauty on eBay!

Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/331852935871

This is gone for half of its value I think.

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Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-17-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,245
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Responsiveness of Contax G2

Hi there,

I set the focus to manual mode at a certain distance (e.g. 2.90m), the I choose a shutter speed manually but still sometimes G2 doesnt respond to fully depressed shutter. Sometimes there...
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