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Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-23-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 10,934
Posted By jsuominen
One sample shot taken with 1950's Contax IIa and...

One sample shot taken with 1950's Contax IIa and Zeiss-Opton T Sonnar 50mm/1.5
lens at wide open f/1.5. My film was Rollei Retro 100 developed in Agfa Rodinal.

"Catch...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-03-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 4,463
Posted By jsuominen
Vince, are these shots taken with 1956 or 2005...

Vince, are these shots taken with 1956 or 2005 version of 3.5/1.8? I like the bokeh signature.
Forum: Nikon RF 04-03-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 4,463
Posted By jsuominen
Some vintage version W-Nikkor 3.5cm/1.8 shots...

Some vintage version W-Nikkor 3.5cm/1.8 shots more. This time with Nikon S2 & CV 35/28 minifinder combo.
Film: Fuji Neopan 1600 "Super Presto" at 800ASA (developed in Ilford Ilfosol 3, 1+9, 20C,...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-02-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 4,463
Posted By jsuominen
Vintage W-Nikkor 3.5cm/1.8 at wide open on Bessa...

Vintage W-Nikkor 3.5cm/1.8 at wide open on Bessa R2S. Shot with Reala 100.
Location Café Sali, Rauma, FI.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3469/3398815993_7f752e9927.jpg...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-29-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 9,643
Posted By jsuominen
If you're interested also other than Morbach's...

If you're interested also other than Morbach's photos, most of my modern C-Sonnar 50/1.5 (although Nikon S-mount version) are here....
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 01-28-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 15,325
Posted By jsuominen
Wow! I hope that Olympus will make the kind of...

Wow! I hope that Olympus will make the kind of adapter. But thinking again - maybe not, because then I have to buy a G1 body, or some other Micro 4/3 camera... :)
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-28-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 9,643
Posted By jsuominen
Some of my recent C-Sonnar 50/1.5 shots (Nikon...

Some of my recent C-Sonnar 50/1.5 shots (Nikon S-mount version) at wide...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-20-2009
Replies: 132
Views: 19,168
Posted By jsuominen
Here are some Sonnar shots at f/1.5 with Nikon...

Here are some Sonnar shots at f/1.5 with Nikon S2:


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3400/3210718666_53910eaf6e.jpg...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-01-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 5,066
Posted By jsuominen
I don't own a classic Nokton 50/1.5, but I liked...

I don't own a classic Nokton 50/1.5, but I liked a lot of your photos. The third portrait photo was very nice. Do you remember, what aperture did you use when you took that shot?
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-30-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 4,578
Posted By jsuominen
Modern Millennium Nikkor-S 50/1.4 is not a Sonnar...

Modern Millennium Nikkor-S 50/1.4 is not a Sonnar design. Actually the formula is not known. Here is a reply concerning the...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-10-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 9,586
Posted By jsuominen
The internal lens structure of Nikkor 85/2 looks...

The internal lens structure of Nikkor 85/2 looks the same as G-mount Sonnar 90/2.8 or C/Y-mount Sonnar...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-29-2008
Replies: 75
Views: 5,895
Posted By jsuominen
Congrats for your new camera and lens! While you...

Congrats for your new camera and lens! While you are waiting your first roll to finish, here are some of my recent shots with Mill. Nikkor-S 50/1.4 and Nikon S2. Film was Ilford FP4+ developed in...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-28-2008
Replies: 123
Views: 20,152
Posted By jsuominen
About the formula: I wonder why any rangefinder...

About the formula: I wonder why any rangefinder book writer hasn't taken the lens apart or send it to some repair shop for that operation? Well, it might ruin one lens, but then we would maybe know...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-22-2008
Replies: 48
Views: 4,406
Posted By jsuominen
No, even if I had the money! But hey, maybe this...

No, even if I had the money! But hey, maybe this kit was owned by some famous war photographer and it has just "rescued" from former battle field or jungle? ;)
Forum: Nikon RF 10-21-2008
Replies: 75
Views: 5,895
Posted By jsuominen
My Mill.-Nikkor-S 50/1.4 images on Flickr are...

My Mill.-Nikkor-S 50/1.4 images on Flickr are here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jsuominen/tags/nikkor50mmf14millenium

I have shot mostly at wide open f/1.4, but some frames are indeed taken at...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-19-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 2,259
Posted By jsuominen
I like my Sonnar 40/2.8 a lot. Take at this...

I like my Sonnar 40/2.8 a lot. Take at this set:
http://flickr.com/photos/jsuominen/sets/72157604123177491/
Forum: Nikon RF 10-19-2008
Replies: 132
Views: 19,168
Posted By jsuominen
More S-mount Sonnar 50/1.5 photos. This time on...

More S-mount Sonnar 50/1.5 photos. This time on Bessa R2S body and with new T-max 400 TMY2 film:

@ f/1.5:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3164/2957523648_ab929eaa12.jpg...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-15-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 8,018
Posted By jsuominen
Skopar 25/4 is a gem. I have both LTM and...

Skopar 25/4 is a gem. I have both LTM and SC-mount version.
Here are two recent shots with SC-Skopar 25/4 on Tri-X film.

@ f/11:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3182/2931549806_4fe568d464.jpg...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-08-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 7,824
Posted By jsuominen
I haven't used Nokton either, but here are my...

I haven't used Nokton either, but here are my samples with Ultron 35/1.7 and M2:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/199/452635202_4da4c0f5ca.jpg...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 10-01-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,323
Posted By jsuominen
Frank, thanks for info and interesting link. I...

Frank, thanks for info and interesting link. I haven't seen it before.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 10-01-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 19,266
Posted By jsuominen
Thanks for sharing this with us. Cool indeed! How...

Thanks for sharing this with us. Cool indeed! How did you manage to focus close focus shots with that adapter? How about the light meter; does it work or not with that adapter & lens combo?
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-30-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 8,109
Posted By jsuominen
Ardrew, I have a S-mount version of modern Zeiss...

Ardrew, I have a S-mount version of modern Zeiss C-Sonnar 50/1.5. Here are some photos shot with it, if you are interested:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jsuominen/sets/72157605702114555/

I can't...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-30-2008
Replies: 132
Views: 19,168
Posted By jsuominen
Jon, I'm glad you liked my photo. I bought my...

Jon, I'm glad you liked my photo. I bought my lens from the same source as you did - Japan. :) I don't know any other guy in my country, who owns that lens, because Nikon RF cameras are not so common...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-30-2008
Replies: 132
Views: 19,168
Posted By jsuominen
Sorry Jon, Finns beat Swedes in this match. Mine...

Sorry Jon, Finns beat Swedes in this match. Mine is #012. :) I think it's the lowest number I have seen.

Here is one recent photo taken with my Nikon S2 and S-mount Sonnar 50/1.5 at f/2.8.
Film was...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 09-25-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,323
Posted By jsuominen
I have two Pen F bodies and some lenses (40/1.4,...

I have two Pen F bodies and some lenses (40/1.4, three 38/1.8). What is the main difference between F and FT/FV shutter and how are those later models better? I have noticed, that my Pen F titanium...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-25-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,548
Posted By jsuominen
I didn't vote, but I would have said Heliar 50/2...

I didn't vote, but I would have said Heliar 50/2 Classic, too. I would have not recognize the signature of lens, but my assumption would have based on your Flickr-groups at your profile page....
Forum: Nikon RF 09-23-2008
Replies: 132
Views: 19,168
Posted By jsuominen
Yep, the serial number is in range of other...

Yep, the serial number is in range of other lenses starting from 15715***. So, if only 300 were made, that one is number 219. Warranty card seems to be "National Warranty" -type. I hope it goes to...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-21-2008
Replies: 132
Views: 19,168
Posted By jsuominen
Thanks Jon. Yeah, Sonnar likes to be used and not...

Thanks Jon. Yeah, Sonnar likes to be used and not to be kept in dark closet. :)
Forum: Nikon RF 09-21-2008
Replies: 132
Views: 19,168
Posted By jsuominen
Here are some of my recent shots with S-mount...

Here are some of my recent shots with S-mount Zeiss Sonnar 50/1.5 and Nikon S2. I used Ilford FP4+ which is "souped" in new Ilfosol 3, 1+9, 20C, 4min. Enjoy. :)

@...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-21-2008
Replies: 88
Views: 7,917
Posted By jsuominen
Hmm, according to this thread only 90 pieces of...

Hmm, according to this thread only 90 pieces of Planar 80/2.8 were made (40 in black and 50 in silver):
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22770
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 09-11-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 19,266
Posted By jsuominen
Take a look at their Japanese page (unfortunately...

Take a look at their Japanese page (unfortunately I can't understand the language):
http://www.rollei.jp/pd/35RF.html

There is some information, but not about the Planar, which I have seen before on...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-01-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 889
Posted By jsuominen
Nice photos Tom S-N. I visit Helsinki a couple of...

Nice photos Tom S-N. I visit Helsinki a couple of times per year. Some shots here http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=Helsinki&w=53094145%40N00&s=rec
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 08-28-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 19,266
Posted By jsuominen
You're right. According to Manager Service &...

You're right. According to Manager Service & Logistics of Rollei GmbH in Braunschweig Germany, only 50 units of Sonnar 40mm/2.8 in black were produced and 380 units in silver. Planar 80mm/2.8 figures...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-14-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 4,629
Posted By jsuominen
Yep, you're right. Zeiss didn't tell it me either...

Yep, you're right. Zeiss didn't tell it me either when I asked about it. But if I have serial #15715012 and Tom has #15715294, it looks like they might have made them 300 pieces as Tom wrote earlier...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-13-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 4,629
Posted By jsuominen
Tom, this is the same conclusion what I was told,...

Tom, this is the same conclusion what I was told, when I asked it here:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=874949&postcount=54

I'll do some "testing" with my own Contax IIa and...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-13-2008
Replies: 55
Views: 5,088
Posted By jsuominen
Tom, I e-mailed the writer of...

Tom, I e-mailed the writer of http://www.zeisscamera.com/articles_zmsonnar.shtml and asked, if he has tested S-mount C-Sonnar 50/1.5 on Nikon rangefinder in close distances.

I know this is a bit OT...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-13-2008
Replies: 55
Views: 5,088
Posted By jsuominen
But it was an interesting claim on that article,...

But it was an interesting claim on that article, that the limited edition lens is actually made for C-mount and not S-mount. I can't believe it's true, but maybe I'll put it on my Contax IIa and...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-12-2008
Replies: 55
Views: 5,088
Posted By jsuominen
I agree with Tom. I have a S-mount version of...

I agree with Tom. I have a S-mount version of modern C-Sonnar 50/1.5. I got tired of speculating about potential focus-shift and optimized issues. I haven't noticed it in real-life situations, only...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-07-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 5,373
Posted By jsuominen
I voted 50mm, because that's the only Zeiss...

I voted 50mm, because that's the only Zeiss RF-lens I own - although it's in S-mount. :) Most of my other RF-lenses are also 50mm.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-07-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,344
Posted By jsuominen
I'm actually saying the same, because old and...

I'm actually saying the same, because old and modern Sonnar 50/1.5 have same "signature". Here are some samples.

Modern Sonnar:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jsuominen/2593551244/
Vintage Sonnar...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-07-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,344
Posted By jsuominen
Steamer you're right. All those girls on that...

Steamer you're right. All those girls on that competition were also "Planar-qualified". :)
My Flickr set of that event is here, if you're interested
(shot mostly with SLR Nikkor lenses, but some...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-07-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,344
Posted By jsuominen
She is over 16 and Zeiss Sonnar 50/1.5 does a...

She is over 16 and Zeiss Sonnar 50/1.5 does a good job. It's a S-mount version lens, but formula is the same as in ZM. Shot at f/2.8.

The winner of "Pitsimissi 2008" beauty...
Forum: Nikon RF 08-06-2008
Replies: 132
Views: 19,168
Posted By jsuominen
I agree! Here are my recent shots, with modern...

I agree! Here are my recent shots, with modern Zeiss Sonnar 50/1.5 at wide open on Nikon S2. Film was Rollei Retro 100 souped in Rodinal 1+50,...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-24-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,427
Posted By jsuominen
Thanks Tom. Yes you're right, it's a Finnish...

Thanks Tom. Yes you're right, it's a Finnish home-made cake. :) My wife made it for my daughter's nameday.
Forum: Nikon RF 07-24-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,427
Posted By jsuominen
Bonfire: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3204/26184...

Bonfire:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3204/2618467625_6de7e75024.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jsuominen/2618467625/)
Shot with Voigtländer Bessa R2S and Millenium Nikkor-S 50mm/1.4 at f/1.4 or...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 07-17-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 6,316
Posted By jsuominen
Last time when I ordered 10x15cm prints from my...

Last time when I ordered 10x15cm prints from my half-frame film here in Finland, the pictures came out just fine and without any extra cost (compared with regular 35mm film prints). But it was only...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-25-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 14,549
Posted By jsuominen
Unfortunately I don't have pre-ASPH nor ASPH, but...

Unfortunately I don't have pre-ASPH nor ASPH, but compared with new Mill.-Nikkor 50/1.4 my new Sonnar is quite good:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jsuominen/2577283389/...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-24-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 14,549
Posted By jsuominen
I agree. I like my new Zeiss C-Sonnar T* 50/1.5...

I agree. I like my new Zeiss C-Sonnar T* 50/1.5 (for S-mount) a lot, although it's not razor - or clinical - sharp at wide open. Two current sample shots...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-17-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 4,242
Posted By jsuominen
Thanks for comments. You're right, modern version...

Thanks for comments. You're right, modern version is a bit sharper, too. Here is another pair from a different angle.

Modern S-mount Zeiss C-Sonnar T* 50/1.5 (on Nikon S2) at wide...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-17-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 4,333
Posted By jsuominen
After less than a one week of use, I have shot...

After less than a one week of use, I have shot mostly with wide open f/1.5.
I own the S-mount version of this modern Zeiss-made lens.

Some photos here, if you are...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-17-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 4,242
Posted By jsuominen
I have made some shots with new S-mount C-Sonnar...

I have made some shots with new S-mount C-Sonnar 50/1.5 and the pictures are here on my Flickr stream:
http://flickr.com/search/?q=zeissscsonnar50mmf15%20S-mount&w=53094145%40N00&m=tags

Some of them...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 06-06-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 15,325
Posted By jsuominen
So, are you planning to sell it? :) I use...

So, are you planning to sell it? :) I use occasionally my two Pen F bodies, too. Hmm, maybe I should run a roll with it and my 40/1.4 or 38/1.8 lenses. Although it takes more time to finish the roll.
Forum: Nikon RF 05-27-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,929
Posted By jsuominen
And it's also a good performer at smaller...

And it's also a good performer at smaller apertures. :)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3203/2519474484_2f09a855b0.jpg...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-19-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 4,242
Posted By jsuominen
Jon, thank you for this interesting test! I have...

Jon, thank you for this interesting test! I have seen these kind of test objects before in RFF, by some other member. :) Am I right, but S-mount C-Sonnar 50/1.5 looks a bit front focus to me? At...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-19-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 4,963
Posted By jsuominen
Yep, no glow or flare here either at wide open...

Yep, no glow or flare here either at wide open f/1.4:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/137/318719170_fc77601e4d_m.jpg...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-19-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 4,963
Posted By jsuominen
Hi Roland, These are shot from close range with...

Hi Roland,

These are shot from close range with S-mount version of vintage Nikkor-S.C 5cm/1.4 at wide open. So, in some occasions the flare or "glow" still exist, but it's actually a good artistic...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-17-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,750
Posted By jsuominen
I didn't know, there is a difference between...

I didn't know, there is a difference between "Zeiss-Opton" and "Carl Zeiss" version. I have Zeiss-Opton Sonnar on Contax IIa and I enjoy the lens. Here are some shots with it (mostly at wide open...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-15-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,639
Posted By jsuominen
CV Snapshot (or Color) Skopar 25mm/4 is of course...

CV Snapshot (or Color) Skopar 25mm/4 is of course one option.
Here is one example at wide open. Leica M2 + 25mm external finder; Rollei R3 film.

Basilica di San Pietro in...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-14-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,639
Posted By jsuominen
Hello Tuomas. Unfortunately I don't have any of...

Hello Tuomas. Unfortunately I don't have any of ZM lenses. Anyway, I would say, that ZM C-Biogon 21/4.5 and ZM Biogon 25/2.8 and are good candidates for architecture photos.

Here are some examples...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-14-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 4,242
Posted By jsuominen
Yeah, I noticed it now, when you pointed it out....

Yeah, I noticed it now, when you pointed it out. Zeiss and Voigtländer lenses are maybe manufactured in same factory/plant - I'm not sure, if Cosina has many factories - as the other Cosina-made...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-08-2008
Replies: 132
Views: 19,168
Posted By jsuominen
I did that, although with vintage version of it -...

I did that, although with vintage version of it - C-mount Zeiss-Opton Sonnar 50/1.5 at f/2:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2180/2470287057_e48c139423.jpg...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-22-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 5,957
Posted By jsuominen
Hmm, I have some Zeiss lenses with T* coating: -...

Hmm, I have some Zeiss lenses with T* coating:
- C/Y-mount Planar 50/1.4 for Contax SLR
- Contax T2 with Sonnar 38/2.8
- Yashica T5 with Tessar 35/3.5
- vintage (from 1950's) Zeiss-Opton Sonnar...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-22-2008
Replies: 132
Views: 19,168
Posted By jsuominen
Thanks Jon. Nice photos. Did you shoot any frames...

Thanks Jon. Nice photos. Did you shoot any frames at close range 1-1,5m and wide open or f/2?
Forum: Nikon RF 04-22-2008
Replies: 132
Views: 19,168
Posted By jsuominen
Jon, another modern Sonnar in LTM (40/2.8) is...

Jon, another modern Sonnar in LTM (40/2.8) is even more "exclusive". Although, it has never advertised "limited edition" lens.

Take a look this...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-10-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,694
Posted By jsuominen
Hmm, I have C/Y mount Zeiss T* Planar 50/1.4 from...

Hmm, I have C/Y mount Zeiss T* Planar 50/1.4 from 1980's on my Contax RTS II. I haven't noticed any weird bokeh, yet. Some examples...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-02-2008
Replies: 126
Views: 13,599
Posted By jsuominen
Hmm, I shot almost all of my few days Prague...

Hmm, I shot almost all of my few days Prague holiday photos on Easter with f/2.8 lens (Rollei-Sonnar 40/2.8 LTM made in Germany by Rollei and Zeiss). Even some inside shots at café and church. I did...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-16-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 3,040
Posted By jsuominen
Rico take a look at Leicashop webpage (Vienna,...

Rico take a look at Leicashop webpage (Vienna, Austria) http://www.leicashop.com.

These two links might interest you:
https://www.leicashop.com/vintage/nikon-chrome-set-p-2099.html (Nikon SP set...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 03-12-2008
Replies: 193
Views: 39,661
Posted By jsuominen
Maybe they are not having their own stock, but...

Maybe they are not having their own stock, but they are acquiring the limited lenses on-demand from bigger store or warehouse? And we - and they - maybe know, where the most of the demand and buyers...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-05-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,455
Posted By jsuominen
Hmm, if vintage W-Nikkor 3.5cm f/1.8 is also a...

Hmm, if vintage W-Nikkor 3.5cm f/1.8 is also a Gaussian type lens:
http://www.nikon.co.jp/main/eng/portfolio/about/history/nikkor/n03_e.htm
Maybe I should also load a Velvia roll in my rf-body...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-04-2008
Replies: 123
Views: 20,152
Posted By jsuominen
What so special with 4's? Mine has three 0's. :)...

What so special with 4's? Mine has three 0's. :) It's on Jon's list.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-03-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,144
Posted By jsuominen
I have both. Some photos here as slideshow. CV...

I have both. Some photos here as slideshow.

CV Ultron 28/1.9:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jsuominen/tags/ultron28mm19/show/
CV Ultron...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-29-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,354
Posted By jsuominen
Have you checked...

Have you checked this:
http://www.zeiss.com/C125722B0047F7F1/FrameSet?ReadForm&key=DE_eng

Unfortunately that offer is not valid here... Although, we have only one dealer, who has ZI/ZM stuff on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-25-2008
Replies: 60
Views: 2,876
Posted By jsuominen
Hmm, this is a tough one... At least these b&w...

Hmm, this is a tough one... At least these b&w films.
Slower than 100 ASA: Rollei PAN 25
In 100 ASA: Rollei Retro 100, APX 100, Neopan SS, Neopan Acros
In 200 ASA: Rollei Superpan 200, Fomapan 200
In...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-25-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 4,599
Posted By jsuominen
I agree. Works fine with Rollei 35RF body. Photos...

I agree. Works fine with Rollei 35RF body. Photos here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jsuominen/tags/rolleisonnar40mmf28
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-24-2008
Replies: 545
Views: 23,856
Posted By jsuominen
Hmm, you mean these kind of serious "tests"? ;)...

Hmm, you mean these kind of serious "tests"? ;)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jsuominen/2021792349/

Although they are not done with 35mm lens...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-19-2008
Replies: 123
Views: 20,152
Posted By jsuominen
205004. Thank you Jon. Lens is almost in daily...

205004. Thank you Jon. Lens is almost in daily use with S2 or R2S.

Jari
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-11-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,212
Posted By jsuominen
Marek, where this interesting information comes...

Marek, where this interesting information comes from? Is it from Zeiss? By the way, my Rollei-Sonnar 40mm/2.8 LTM RF lens is made in Germany with co-operation of Zeiss, Rollei and Cosina, but I don't...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-06-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,288
Posted By jsuominen
Wow, this ad is a good excuse to keep old...

Wow, this ad is a good excuse to keep old rf-cameras - especially my S2 - and lenses at home! I have to test in future, after 20 - 30 years, if the results are still same as this one...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-06-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,491
Posted By jsuominen
Maybe by sending a parcel to business address...

Maybe by sending a parcel to business address helps or maybe not? But if Mfogiel tells his secret, I hope Italian - or any other country - customs officers don't read this thread. Some of them might...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-08-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 967
Posted By jsuominen
Congrats for your new lens. Have you been able to...

Congrats for your new lens. Have you been able to shoot it already and do you like the results? On Flickr there is some shots with it...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-26-2007
Replies: 72
Views: 3,677
Posted By jsuominen
I think it does and C/Y mount Zeiss lenses, too....

I think it does and C/Y mount Zeiss lenses, too. But maybe not my Zeiss/Rollei/Cosina co-manufactured Rollei-HFT Sonnar 40/2.8 LTM/M lens, although it's made in Germany. :) I hope my talented...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-25-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,240
Posted By jsuominen
I noticed that yesterday, when I tried to shoot...

I noticed that yesterday, when I tried to shoot X-mas 'candids' at home with my Olympus E-1 and 14-54mm zoom. The reaction was: "what's that!". Although my wife and kids have seen the gear...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-23-2007
Replies: 120
Views: 71,288
Posted By jsuominen
Thank you Marek for your excellent test! It shows...

Thank you Marek for your excellent test! It shows clearly that Zeiss should keep both version of C-Sonnar 50/1.5 lenses on their sales list. It would be difficult to decide, which version I would...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-19-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 2,149
Posted By jsuominen
Maybe, but then it would not be based on Biogon...

Maybe, but then it would not be based on Biogon design? I haven't seen any f/1.4 wide-angle lenses made with that formula. ZM 35/2 is the fastest, if this (non-authoritive) listing is correct...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-17-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 958
Posted By jsuominen
Here are two examples, what happens, if you shoot...

Here are two examples, what happens, if you shoot with Kiev lens (Menopta 53/1.8) on Nikon S-mount body (Bessa R2S) at wide open from 3 feet (0,9m)...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-14-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 543
Posted By jsuominen
Yes. I assume the Bessa body was R2S. More info...

Yes. I assume the Bessa body was R2S. More info here:
http://www.cameraquest.com/nrfVClens.htm
http://www.cameraquest.com/NRFVoigt.htm



Without an adapter, you can't use them with M8. More info...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-11-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 3,790
Posted By jsuominen
I like the film-like grain of this shot. Maybe...

I like the film-like grain of this shot. Maybe because I'm almost entirely a b&w film shooter. :) By the way, what lens did you use on your RD-1?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-11-2007
Replies: 75
Views: 3,857
Posted By jsuominen
Here is a photo of my Bessa T and Rollei-Sonnar...

Here is a photo of my Bessa T and Rollei-Sonnar 40mm/2.8 with hood and external 40mm viewfinder:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=627266&postcount=67

Not very "pocketable"....
Forum: Nikon RF 12-09-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,129
Posted By jsuominen
Thanks for comment. You're maybe right about...

Thanks for comment. You're maybe right about candid street shots and motor drives. Anyway, inside a rather quiet market hall, my MD-4 motors sound may have been a bit noisy. But seriously speaking,...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-06-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,129
Posted By jsuominen
A classic camera suits better for the silent mood...

A classic camera suits better for the silent mood of a coffee-break inside 80-years-old market hall:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2319/2091339623_bd6ece09e6.jpg...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-24-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 1,497
Posted By jsuominen
I use the incident meters: Gossen Digisix or...

I use the incident meters: Gossen Digisix or Lunasix 3, even with cameras which have a build in meter. I don't print myself. I only scan frames with filmscanner and let local photo storte do the...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-22-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 766
Posted By jsuominen
Doesn't sound normal to me. Maybe you should ask...

Doesn't sound normal to me. Maybe you should ask the same question here at Nikon RF forum? There are maybe more S-mount RF-camera experts than Bessa forum.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-20-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 766
Posted By jsuominen
Here is a good instruction without photos...

Here is a good instruction without photos http://www.cameraquest.com/NRF-Ctx.htm . What lens are you trying to mount on Bessa R2S?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-20-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 1,222
Posted By jsuominen
Canon FDn 50/1.2L and FDn 24/1.4L deal I missed...

Hi,

It seems that the local photo store didn't know, what they were selling, when they put used Canon FDn 50/1.2L and FDn 24/1.4L lenses for sale... Lenses were sold 99 eur each (about $ 145)!!

I...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-16-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,804
Posted By jsuominen
A year ago (13'th Nov. 2006) the situation was...

A year ago (13'th Nov. 2006) the situation was this according to Jon from Robert White when I asked it by e-mail:
---
"At the moment we send all Zeiss repairs to Germany and all Voigtlander repairs...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-15-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 6,462
Posted By jsuominen
If I remember correctly mfogiel has a Sonnar...

If I remember correctly mfogiel has a Sonnar lens, which is from the older patch and it's optimized for f/2.8. At wide open f/1.5 - and some smaller apertures, too - the lens front focuses. So, in...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-13-2007
Replies: 43
Views: 15,413
Posted By jsuominen
And fortunately I have also F3 and F4. My F4 has...

And fortunately I have also F3 and F4. My F4 has even Type K manual focus screen...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-13-2007
Replies: 43
Views: 15,413
Posted By jsuominen
Hmm, I can't see "the Nikon rabbit ears" or a...

Hmm, I can't see "the Nikon rabbit ears" or a meter coupling shoe on the lens... So, they are not going to work fully with my Nikon F Photomic FTn? They will operate only with stop down metering with...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-06-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 2,175
Posted By jsuominen
I assume you have seen this page...

I assume you have seen this page http://www.cameraquest.com/voigtacc.htm already?

I don't have a CV 35mm finder, but I own these CV finders: 25mm finder, 28/35 minifinder, 40mm finder and 50 mm...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-04-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 2,012
Posted By jsuominen
I bought a used R2S NHS kit about a year ago. TTL...

I bought a used R2S NHS kit about a year ago. TTL metering is handy although I carry usually also a small Gossen Digisix meter.
My shots with NHS kit are here, but you have perhaps seen them...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-31-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 955
Posted By jsuominen
Maybe this "Find Distributors" link on Zeiss...

Maybe this "Find Distributors" link on Zeiss website http://www.zeiss.com/photo helps you:
http://www.zeiss.com/C125722B0047F7F1/FrameSet?ReadForm&key=DE_eng

"B&H Photo & Video" seems to be on that...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-30-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,956
Posted By jsuominen
I vote for a ZM 50/1.4 Planar, too. But I don't...

I vote for a ZM 50/1.4 Planar, too. But I don't need a 35-50mm range Tessar f/2.8, because I have a Sonnar version of it... :)



Yes, Rollei Sonnar 40/2.8 in LTM is a great performer. The lens was...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-29-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 7,821
Posted By jsuominen
Your timing sounds almost same as my own. I have...

Your timing sounds almost same as my own. I have shot Kodak Tri-X 400TX film at 320 or 400ASA and developed it in Rodinal 1+50, 20C or 21C, 13min. Gentle agitation first minute continuous and after...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-29-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By jsuominen
This is out of the original topic, but do you...

This is out of the original topic, but do you have any sample photos shot with the lens at wide open after recalibration? Was it so-called focus shift calibration or optimization from f/2.8 to f/1.5?
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-26-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 3,196
Posted By jsuominen
Hmm, it would be interesting, if Zeiss will...

Hmm, it would be interesting, if Zeiss will announce for example a ZM Planar 50/1.4 in future. They already have a bigger SLR version of it in different mounts. The lens is quite good in "old"...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-26-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 3,196
Posted By jsuominen
I think x-ray wrote that CV Nokton 50/1.5 is...

I think x-ray wrote that CV Nokton 50/1.5 is quite close to Summilux-M 50/1.4 Asph.

By the way, have you read these...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-23-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 7,821
Posted By jsuominen
Tom is right. Here is one Tri-X & D-76 combo in...

Tom is right. Here is one Tri-X & D-76 combo in three sizes:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jsuominen/1704365208/

The grain is quite small in monitor even at 1600x1055 pixel size.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-22-2007
Replies: 78
Views: 27,902
Posted By jsuominen
Excellent shots, Colin! Waiting for more, either...

Excellent shots, Colin! Waiting for more, either here or on your Flickr photostream.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-22-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 7,821
Posted By jsuominen
Thank you, Martin. I have shot Tri-X also with my...

Thank you, Martin. I have shot Tri-X also with my M2 and those photos are here :):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jsuominen/117242131/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jsuominen/117242323/...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-22-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 7,821
Posted By jsuominen
And Tri-X with Rodinal 1+50 is not bad at all, or...

And Tri-X with Rodinal 1+50 is not bad at all, or what you think? ;)
Shot with "evil SLR" Nikon F4 + Nikkor AI-S 105/2.5 at wide open.


http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1252/911770557_19d8ab1c86.jpg...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-22-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 7,821
Posted By jsuominen
I just developed some Tri-X rolls with D-76 at...

I just developed some Tri-X rolls with D-76 at 1:1, 20C, 10 3/4 min in small tank.
Here are some examples. Sorry, not with Nikon RF, but I hope you don't mind....
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-17-2007
Replies: 72
Views: 11,703
Posted By jsuominen
I once had focusing problem with my Olympus OM2n...

I once had focusing problem with my Olympus OM2n with all lenses. The problem was mirror position. The mirror didn't return to the right angle after shot. From viewfinder all looked fine, but on film...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-15-2007
Replies: 95
Views: 12,041
Posted By jsuominen
Back to the original topic. Zeiss has put a press...

Back to the original topic. Zeiss has put a press release of S-mount Sonnar 50/1.5 on their website at http://www.zeiss.com/photo or direct link...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-11-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,167
Posted By jsuominen
I once asked service for my vintage Nikon S2 here...

I once asked service for my vintage Nikon S2 here in Finland - in case I need a shutter speed adjustment - and I was told that also a skilled Leica repairmen should be able to do that. Official Nikon...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-11-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 2,204
Posted By jsuominen
Or you can download some focus test chart from...

Or you can download some focus test chart from Internet:
http://www.focustestchart.com/chart.html
http://regex.info/blog/photo-tech/focus-chart/
http://photo.net/learn/focustest/

I did the test with...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-10-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 3,196
Posted By jsuominen
That might be a good idea. Then the rest of us C...

That might be a good idea. Then the rest of us C Sonnar "wanna-be-owners" could see, how that fix would affect the lens. :)
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-10-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 3,196
Posted By jsuominen
Hmm, somehow I remember that Marek (mfogiel)...

Hmm, somehow I remember that Marek (mfogiel) already owns CV 35/1.2 lens... :) But how about a cheaper alternative for another ZM 50/1.5 -> CV Nokton 50/1.5?

It doesn't have any focus shift problem...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 10-09-2007
Replies: 193
Views: 39,661
Posted By jsuominen
By the way, I just noticed a chrome Konica...

By the way, I just noticed a chrome Konica HEXANON 35mm f/2 for LTM from eBay (item 150169003361), which is not a UC-Hexanon. It seems to be same series as Konica HEXANON 50mm f/2.4 LTM.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-04-2007
Replies: 46
Views: 2,982
Posted By jsuominen
I can't afford Noct. either, but a bit slower CV...

I can't afford Noct. either, but a bit slower CV Nokton 50/1.5 was a good alternative for me. Here are some samples: http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=nokton50mm15+bokeh&m=tags&w=53094145%40N00

"Evil...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-29-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 2,317
Posted By jsuominen
Hmm, Leicashop in Vienna has one of those in...

Hmm, Leicashop in Vienna has one of those in webshop:
https://www.leicashop.com/main.php?leicaopen=0&kat=30&kat2=21&orderno=13291_12
Forum: Nikon RF 09-25-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,624
Posted By jsuominen
Sshhh, don't tell that anyone... ;) But...

Sshhh, don't tell that anyone... ;) But unfortunately in real world it's not that simple. :( I have a friend working in a local tax office and I can ask an unofficial comment from there.
Forum: Nikon RF 09-25-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,624
Posted By jsuominen
Maybe this "Find Distributors" link will...

Maybe this "Find Distributors" link will help:
http://www.zeiss.com/C125722B0047F7F1/FrameSet?ReadForm&key=DE_eng

You can try send e-mail to all of them and ask what their local price is going to be...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-25-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,624
Posted By jsuominen
That's the same information, I received from...

That's the same information, I received from Zeiss Germany by e-mail yestarday. :)



You should maybe calculate customs duty fees, your local sales tax, Japanese 5% sales tax and shipping to that...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-24-2007
Replies: 95
Views: 12,041
Posted By jsuominen
Back to the lens... I just received e-mail from...

Back to the lens... I just received e-mail from Zeiss Camera Lens Division, International Sales, Customer Support when I asked about the lens price in Europe:

--------
- the new C Sonnar T*1,5/50...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-24-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,280
Posted By jsuominen
Have you considered to ask the same question from...

Have you considered to ask the same question from Cosina? Maybe Tom A. could ask it from Mr. K. directly? :)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-23-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,280
Posted By jsuominen
I don't think that the kind of lens exist. But...

I don't think that the kind of lens exist. But I'm quite sure that Cosina has the knowledge and tools, if they one day want to make such a lens. But is there enough customers for it? If they just...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-23-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 7,734
Posted By jsuominen
You're right about that European Nikon...

You're right about that European Nikon rf-dilemma. Most photojournalist who used 35mm RF-cameras late 1950's or early 1960's used Leica or Contax gear here in FInland, because Nikon RF-stuff was not...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-23-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,624
Posted By jsuominen
So, there are actually some of them...

So, there are actually some of them 'in-flesh-and-blood' and not just marketing pictures in website. The rear lens cap is good news, too. I suppose those photos on that magazine page, were also shot...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-23-2007
Replies: 95
Views: 12,041
Posted By jsuominen
Hmm, if I have one LTM RF-lens made only 50...

Hmm, if I have one LTM RF-lens made only 50 pieces (a black version of it) in co-operation by Zeiss/Rollei/Cosina few years ago, then it is not so common as this one would be... ;) My lens was not...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-22-2007
Replies: 95
Views: 12,041
Posted By jsuominen
OK, somehow I knew, that you would know... :) Do...

OK, somehow I knew, that you would know... :) Do you have one of those pre-production lenses already?
Forum: Nikon RF 09-22-2007
Replies: 95
Views: 12,041
Posted By jsuominen
Sorry, I almost forgot those Kievs, because they...

Sorry, I almost forgot those Kievs, because they come so far away from our country. ;) But how many Kiev user would buy such an expensive lens for their camera? If I were Mr. K from Cosina, I would...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-22-2007
Replies: 56
Views: 7,332
Posted By jsuominen
I don't use them much any more, but I must...

I don't use them much any more, but I must confess that have acquired some of them (for example Contax Tix, Leica C11, Nikon Nuvis V and I also have a Canon EOS IX).

They have been mostly my travel...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-21-2007
Replies: 95
Views: 12,041
Posted By jsuominen
I have seen it, too. Zeiss calls it 'compact'...

I have seen it, too. Zeiss calls it 'compact' here:
http://www.zeiss.com/c12567a8003b58b9/Contents-Frame/efadab346a2cb77dc12571880041b10c

They have also a 'C Biogon T* 4,5/21 ZM' and C means there...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-21-2007
Replies: 95
Views: 12,041
Posted By jsuominen
For marketing perspective, it's maybe a better...

For marketing perspective, it's maybe a better idea to build a new Sonnar in S-mount, because there is more S-mount cameras and users than C-mount 'in active duty'.

But if Zeiss and Cosina...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-20-2007
Replies: 95
Views: 12,041
Posted By jsuominen
How about this "Find Distributors" list on Zeiss...

How about this "Find Distributors" list on Zeiss website?
http://www.zeiss.com/C125722B0047F7F1/FrameSet?ReadForm&key=DE_eng
Forum: Nikon RF 09-20-2007
Replies: 95
Views: 12,041
Posted By jsuominen
Hmmm, let me see, 105,000.00 JPY is about Eur...

Hmmm, let me see, 105,000.00 JPY is about Eur 650.00. So, if I add a Finnish 22% VAT or German 19% VAT, the price would be here about Eur 795.00 or in Germany Eur 775.00. ZM C Sonnar 50/1.5 costs...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-20-2007
Replies: 95
Views: 12,041
Posted By jsuominen
And sooner or later Cosina is maybe announcing a...

And sooner or later Cosina is maybe announcing a SC-mount version of ZM C Biogon T* 4.5/21? ;)
Forum: Nikon RF 09-20-2007
Replies: 95
Views: 12,041
Posted By jsuominen
Is the list price much more that the ZM version...

Is the list price much more that the ZM version in Japan (including shade)?
Forum: Nikon RF 09-20-2007
Replies: 95
Views: 12,041
Posted By jsuominen
It's not the original formula, if it's a ZM C...

It's not the original formula, if it's a ZM C Sonnar 50/1.5 version's 'clone'. But quite close anyway.
Some info here http://www.taunusreiter.de/Cameras/Zeiss_C-Sonnar.html

By the way, I have made...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-20-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 2,753
Posted By jsuominen
Arghh! Now I have a problem: should I buy this...

Arghh! Now I have a problem: should I buy this S-mount version of C Sonnar T* 50/1.5 or a M-mount version? :bang: I already have a vintage Zeiss-Opton Sonnar T 50/1.5 from 1950's for Contax IIa. Some...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 09-18-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 3,288
Posted By jsuominen
I have shot with Olympus Pen F, too and some of...

I have shot with Olympus Pen F, too and some of shots are here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jsuominen/sets/72157594165520246/
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-13-2007
Replies: 43
Views: 2,410
Posted By jsuominen
My Nokton 50/1.5 shots are...

My Nokton 50/1.5 shots are here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jsuominen/tags/nokton50mm15/ or slideshow mode:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jsuominen/tags/nokton50mm15/show/

I bought a demo version...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 09-13-2007
Replies: 62
Views: 29,672
Posted By jsuominen
What would be the prize for the 'winners'? Bob's...

What would be the prize for the 'winners'? Bob's new book, after it has been published or 1000/6.3 Black? ;)
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-12-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,871
Posted By jsuominen
Diagram found from Tix brochure, I hope...

Diagram found from Tix brochure, I hope Zeiss/Kyocera doesn't mind, when I show them here.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-12-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,871
Posted By jsuominen
Here is some info in 'Zeiss Camera Lens News'...

Here is some info in 'Zeiss Camera Lens News' about making Sonnar lens for Contax Tix APS p&s camera https://www.zeiss.de/C12567A8003B8B6F/EmbedTitelIntern/CLN03e/$File/CLN3.pdf

This text is from...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-09-2007
Replies: 75
Views: 10,142
Posted By jsuominen
Thanks for info Huck, I didn't know that detail....

Thanks for info Huck, I didn't know that detail. I just checked few minutes ago from the Cosina site - and by using AltaVista Babel Fish translation - the CV lens date:
- CV Ultron 28/1.9: maximum...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-07-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,284
Posted By jsuominen
Here is also a discussion of this same subject...

Here is also a discussion of this same subject and at the end of thread is some comments about Italian law (art. 97 and 98 of civilistic...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-05-2007
Replies: 48
Views: 3,522
Posted By jsuominen
Yes it is and more Ragnar Axelsson's aka 'RAX'...

Yes it is and more Ragnar Axelsson's aka 'RAX' photos are here http://www.rax.is/ if you are interested. I bought his book 'Faces of the north' about a year ago and it's very good. He has shot almost...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-04-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 1,662
Posted By jsuominen
This is not supposed to be an ad, but Shphoto.de...

This is not supposed to be an ad, but Shphoto.de in Germany seems to have slightly lower prices for Zeiss stuff than Zeiss own webshop... They are also official Zeiss dealer according to this page...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-04-2007
Replies: 75
Views: 10,142
Posted By jsuominen
Waiting for your shots. According to specs ZM...

Waiting for your shots. According to specs ZM 35/2 length is 56mm and weight 240g; CV Ultron 35/1.7 is 47,7mm and 203g; CV Nokton 50/1.5 is 54,5mm and 243g; CV Nokton 35/1.2 77,8mm and 490g.
Forum: Nikon RF 08-30-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,023
Posted By jsuominen
Interesting story indeed! By the way, there seems...

Interesting story indeed! By the way, there seems to be one of those lenses with caps, hood, original 2.5cm finder etc. in Leicashop, Vienna. Luckily it's way out of my budget... So, I'm just happy...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 08-29-2007
Replies: 62
Views: 29,672
Posted By jsuominen
After reading last night Bob Rotoloni's Nikon...

After reading last night Bob Rotoloni's Nikon Rangefinder Camera -book, I'll vote "1000/6.3 Black". :)
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-28-2007
Replies: 69
Views: 7,946
Posted By jsuominen
Yes indeed same stuff, but when there is...

Yes indeed same stuff, but when there is 'Voigtländer' text on, hood and VF were a bit cheaper and easier to find. :)
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-28-2007
Replies: 69
Views: 7,946
Posted By jsuominen
Here is my Rollei HFT-Sonnar 40mm/2.8 & Bessa T...

Here is my Rollei HFT-Sonnar 40mm/2.8 & Bessa T combo with 'steroids'
(new CV 40mm finder and CV LH-2 hood from Robert...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-27-2007
Replies: 57
Views: 5,585
Posted By jsuominen
With Google, I found this page...

With Google, I found this page http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/understanding-series/lens-contrast.shtml
Forum: Nikon RF 08-26-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 4,432
Posted By jsuominen
Thanks for comment. I made the set recently, so...

Thanks for comment. I made the set recently, so it's a bit easier to locate my Heliar 50/3.5 shots.

I'm not a good enough photographer to judge the quality and potential of Heliar lens. For that...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-26-2007
Replies: 57
Views: 5,585
Posted By jsuominen
Peter, I'm looking forward to see your Norway...

Peter, I'm looking forward to see your Norway shots! I was also in short trip in Norway and Lapland, but I didn't use any ZM lenses there - because I don't own them. Well, one of my lens was...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-24-2007
Replies: 46
Views: 3,657
Posted By jsuominen
Hmmm, maybe a reasonable priced Nokton 50/1.5 is...

Hmmm, maybe a reasonable priced Nokton 50/1.5 is a good alternative for wide open low light shots and C Sonnar 50/1.5 should be for portraits... I don't have C Sonnar, but I'm using occasionally a...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-22-2007
Replies: 69
Views: 7,946
Posted By jsuominen
Maybe you should also ask, how many of us use the...

Maybe you should also ask, how many of us use the Rollei HFT-Sonnar 40/2.8 lens for LTM/M, which came with Rollei 35RF body? :)



I'm glad it worked that way. Waiting for your shots with and without...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 08-22-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,716
Posted By jsuominen
I have a Nikon S-mount version of this lens, but...

I have a Nikon S-mount version of this lens, but I'm not selling it. :)
But if you are interested the photos shot with it, take a look at here:
...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-22-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 802
Posted By jsuominen
I have a Bessa T and Leica M2 (+ Bessa R2S for...

I have a Bessa T and Leica M2 (+ Bessa R2S for S-mount). Bessa T is good, but external viewfinders make it a bit complicated and more expensive to use. I have bought CV 50mm and 28/35 external...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-22-2007
Replies: 69
Views: 7,946
Posted By jsuominen
Thanks Reiner. I took those Sonnar 40/2.8 shots...

Thanks Reiner. I took those Sonnar 40/2.8 shots mostly with my Bessa T using an external CV 50mm 1:1 viewfinder. A bit odd combo maybe, but I don't have Rollei 35RF or 40mm finder.

More about the...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-22-2007
Replies: 69
Views: 7,946
Posted By jsuominen
George, this maybe helps you. It's from Stephen...

George, this maybe helps you. It's from Stephen Gandy's website (http://www.cameraquest.com/voigtlen.htm): "To mount a filter, remove the shade by unscrewing it WITH the lens cap attached, mount the...
Forum: Nikon RF 08-09-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 700
Posted By jsuominen
Very interesting price in EU. Thanks for...

Very interesting price in EU. Thanks for information...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-24-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 2,252
Posted By jsuominen
Nikon SuperCoolscan 4000 ED and Vuescan software....

Nikon SuperCoolscan 4000 ED and Vuescan software. They both work fine in my XP and Linux PCs. I'm scanning mostly traditional b&w films (Fomapan, Neopan, Agfapan, Rollei Retro etc.) and they need...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-24-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,866
Posted By jsuominen
OT: Carl Zeiss SLR Lenses Now Available for K Bayonet

More info at Zeiss website http://www.zeiss.com/cln
Forum: Nikon RF 07-24-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 4,432
Posted By jsuominen
Thanks. Yes, most of them were shot at wide open,...

Thanks. Yes, most of them were shot at wide open, but not all. You can view them in slideshow version here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jsuominen/tags/heliar50mm35/show/

If you click the 'i'...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-24-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 4,432
Posted By jsuominen
Here are my S-Heliar 50mm/3.5 shots...

Here are my S-Heliar 50mm/3.5 shots
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jsuominen/tags/heliar50mm35/

I usually carry a vintage Nikkor-S 5cm/1.4 also with a slow Heliar, if I need more speed. I agree that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-24-2007
Replies: 55
Views: 6,402
Posted By jsuominen
The producer or director of that movie has done a...

The producer or director of that movie has done a good product placement for all of us wanna-be Summarit users. ;)

It seems that Johansson uses digital cameras, too but they are not as nice as she...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-24-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 2,482
Posted By jsuominen
My CV 25mm/4 (LTM-version) photos are here at...

My CV 25mm/4 (LTM-version) photos are here at
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jsuominen/tags/25mm4/ or
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jsuominen/tags/25mm4/show/ (slideshow version)
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-24-2007
Replies: 32
Poll: Cv 40/1.4
Views: 5,179
Posted By jsuominen
I bought recently a Rollei Sonnar 40mm/2.8 and I...

I bought recently a Rollei Sonnar 40mm/2.8 and I have been using it mostly with 1:1 50mm external finder with Bessa T. I also have a CV 28/35 finder, but it gives me more errors with 40mm lens,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,450
Posted By jsuominen
I have the book, too and it's by Bruno Barbey....

I have the book, too and it's by Bruno Barbey. Many shots in that book are shot with wide angle lens.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,450
Posted By jsuominen
Nice set indeed, jky! By the way, here is my Rome...

Nice set indeed, jky! By the way, here is my Rome set from October 2006 shot with M2 (b&w) and Minilux (color) http://www.flickr.com/photos/jsuominen/sets/72157594368824220/
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 07-17-2007
Replies: 87
Views: 23,620
Posted By jsuominen
Maybe I should have shot with slide film. :) Some...

Maybe I should have shot with slide film. :) Some of the differences are indeed result of my scanning, although I tried to keep the settings in Vuescan software and Nikon Coolscan the same. I didn't...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 07-17-2007
Replies: 87
Views: 23,620
Posted By jsuominen
Some shots with two Rollei Sonnar 40mm/2.8...

Some shots with two Rollei Sonnar 40mm/2.8 lenses: one is a LTM version and the other a Rollei 35S version. :)
All shot at wide open f/2.8 with Rollei Retro 100 film, which was developed in Agfa...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-26-2007
Replies: 87
Views: 23,620
Posted By jsuominen
Maybe cheaper Bessa R2, R2A, R3A, R2M, R3M bodies...

Maybe cheaper Bessa R2, R2A, R3A, R2M, R3M bodies and CV Nokton 40mm/1.4 lens "killed" the more expensive Rollei 35 RF and Sonnar 40mm/2.8 combo?
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-26-2007
Replies: 69
Views: 7,946
Posted By jsuominen
If anyone is interested, here are the production...

If anyone is interested, here are the production figures for Rollei 35 RF body. I received this e-mail from Rollei Germany today:
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I looked up how many pieces of the Rollei 35 RF were originally...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-26-2007
Replies: 87
Views: 23,620
Posted By jsuominen
If anyone is interested, here are the production...

If anyone is interested, here are the production figures for Rollei 35 RF body:
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I looked up how many pieces of the Rollei 35 RF were originally bought.
We ordered, received and paid 440 units of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-21-2007
Replies: 87
Views: 23,620
Posted By jsuominen
Thumbs up This information came about 30 minutes ago from...

This information came about 30 minutes ago from Germany:
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The figures from our old EDP system:

Ident 22120 - Sonnar 2.8/ 40 silver - quantity 380 units
Ident 22125 - Sonnar 2.8/ 40 black -...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-21-2007
Replies: 87
Views: 23,620
Posted By jsuominen
Thanks for comments. 35mm is indeed quite near to...

Thanks for comments. 35mm is indeed quite near to 40mm.
One example here http://www.flickr.com/photos/jsuominen/557250849/
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-21-2007
Replies: 87
Views: 23,620
Posted By jsuominen
What serial numbers your lens have? One...

What serial numbers your lens have?

One eBay-seller states that only 200 of those lenses were made. :confused: I haven't got the verification for the figures and I don't know his information...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-12-2007
Replies: 87
Views: 23,620
Posted By jsuominen
Additional information from Manager Service &...

Additional information from Manager Service & Logistics of Rollei GmbH, Braunschweig Germany:
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"Yes, the new lens barrel, the other manufacturer for this and the interchangeable
character of the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-11-2007
Replies: 87
Views: 23,620
Posted By jsuominen
I know this is OT from original topic a bit, but...

I know this is OT from original topic a bit, but here are some wide open shots with Rollei 35S.

Shot with Rollei 35S and Sonnar 40mm/2.8 Rollei-HFT lens at f/2.8, 1/250s, 1.5m or 5 feet
(focusing...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-11-2007
Replies: 87
Views: 23,620
Posted By jsuominen
This might be an interesting information - or...

This might be an interesting information - or maybe not? - from Rollei Germany. I received it today for my question about design and formula of the lens:

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"The Rollei 35S was developed and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-10-2007
Replies: 87
Views: 23,620
Posted By jsuominen
May I ask, where did you find this diagram? I...

May I ask, where did you find this diagram?

I took a closer look at page http://www.rollei.jp/e/pd/35RF.html diagram under the Rollei 35S photo. I can't still be 100% sure, that the diagram is...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-08-2007
Replies: 87
Views: 23,620
Posted By jsuominen
The diagram which you posted, is actually the...

The diagram which you posted, is actually the same as of the Rollei 35S Sonnar lens. I just checked it from the Claus Prochnow's book "Rollei 35 Family" from 1994 on page 47 and 121. The book is an...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-08-2007
Replies: 87
Views: 23,620
Posted By jsuominen
Has anyone seen the structure of this lens? I...

Has anyone seen the structure of this lens? I know it's 5 elements in 4 groups. Is it the same design as Sonnar 40/2.8 lens on Rollei 35S, 35SE or 35 Classic?

I found this page at...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-07-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,718
Posted By jsuominen
If you are interested, my CV Nokton 50mm/1.5...

If you are interested, my CV Nokton 50mm/1.5 shots are here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jsuominen/tags/nokton50mm15/
Forum: Nikon RF 06-06-2007
Replies: 53
Views: 6,448
Posted By jsuominen
Here are two other comparison shots with CV...

Here are two other comparison shots with CV S-Heliar 50mm/3.5 and vintage Nikkor-S 5cm/1.4 both at f/3.5.
They were also shot with Voigtländer Bessa R2S camera and Fuji Reala...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-06-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,533
Posted By jsuominen
Here is my shot with a vintage W-Nikkor 3.5cm/1.8...

Here is my shot with a vintage W-Nikkor 3.5cm/1.8 at wide open f/1.8, 1/60s, 0.9m/3feet.
It was shot with Bessa R2S and Fuji Reala...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-05-2007
Replies: 53
Views: 6,448
Posted By jsuominen
Thanks for clarification and detail comparison...

Thanks for clarification and detail comparison for my photos. I didn't have time to do it myself. :) But now I can see, that there was indeed a visible difference! I'll post a new photos later today.
Forum: Nikon RF 06-05-2007
Replies: 53
Views: 6,448
Posted By jsuominen
I have also compared my vintage - a black-chrome...

I have also compared my vintage - a black-chrome version - Nikkor-S 5cm/1.4 and CV S Heliar 50mm/3.5 lenses both at f/3.5. If you are interested, the first shots are...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-23-2007
Replies: 67
Views: 6,404
Posted By jsuominen
I know this is not a C Sonnar T* 50/1.5 ZM photo,...

I know this is not a C Sonnar T* 50/1.5 ZM photo, but it seems that a Carl Zeiss Planar 50/1.4
lens for Contax RTS (C/Y -mount) doesn't suffer focus shift... :)...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-17-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 1,920
Posted By jsuominen
Tom, it would be interesting to know, what...

Tom, it would be interesting to know, what figures CV 21/4 has achieved in same distortion test? But maybe that test has not done with CV 21 lens... By the way, I have a CV 25/4 in LTM and it's very...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-17-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 4,531
Posted By jsuominen
Here are my online shots taken with Ultron 35mm...

Here are my online shots taken with Ultron 35mm /1.7 lens:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jsuominen/tags/ultron35mm17/

In some shots I have compared it to vintage S-mount Nikkor 3.5cm/1.8 from 1950's....
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-03-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 4,606
Posted By jsuominen
Jeff had also some problems with ZI shutter...

Jeff had also some problems with ZI shutter according to his post at page http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=522209&postcount=156 . I don't have a ZI, but the price is quite...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-02-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 2,096
Posted By jsuominen
How about ZM Planar T* 50/1.4? It would be...

How about ZM Planar T* 50/1.4? It would be interesting to find out, is it as good as 50/2 version.

OT: By the way, has anyone compared CV Ultron 35/1.7 Asph with ZM Biogon 35/2?
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-02-2007
Replies: 144
Views: 14,890
Posted By jsuominen
Thanks awilder. And CV 50/1.5 is a lot of cheaper...

Thanks awilder. And CV 50/1.5 is a lot of cheaper than ZM 50/1.5. Although I'm still interested to buy ZM maybe someday, too. I have also a Sonnar 50/1.5 lens from 1950's.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-02-2007
Replies: 144
Views: 14,890
Posted By jsuominen
Here...

Here (http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=53094145%40N00&q=nokton50mm15+%22wide+open%22+bokeh&m=tags) are some of my wide open shots with CV Nokton 50/1.5, if you are interested.
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