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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 704
Posted By TenEleven
There is what splitimageview said. There's also...

There is what splitimageview said. There's also the caveat that with film there's always going to be a slight bow in the focal plane (away from the lens) which the lens and camera designers were...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By TenEleven
I've had both kinds of leaks. In my experience...

I've had both kinds of leaks.



In my experience the distance of the shutter curtain to the film plane plays a role. Also how long the frame "sat" in the film chamber behind the holed curtain....
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By TenEleven
Seconding that this very much looks like a...

Seconding that this very much looks like a shutter pinhole.

From my experience the irregular shape is due to the light hitting the film at various angles when the camera and lens moves around as you...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 25,982
Posted By TenEleven
It's possible that someone mixed it up to make a...

It's possible that someone mixed it up to make a frankenstein. It's also possible that some camera service - swapped it out. However from what I know official service locations would have stamped the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 704
Posted By TenEleven
It might show up less on film. Even with a known...

It might show up less on film. Even with a known good lens, critical focus is hard to achieve on a digital Leica using only the RF.

That said the extent of back focus seems to be rather large. Does...
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 95
Views: 4,170
Posted By TenEleven
I will probably tackle repairing my Rolleimarin...

I will probably tackle repairing my Rolleimarin underwater-housing fully. And also tackling a bunch of other camera and lens repairs. I guess I could also try shooting macros inside. I dunno...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By TenEleven
Yeah the one listed in the Rollei-list has a...

Yeah the one listed in the Rollei-list has a Carl-Zeiss Oberkochen lens and should thus be labelled "Opton" and not "Jena" it also would have been T-Coated. So yeah this one has had the lens swapped....
Forum: RFF Polls 02-20-2020
Replies: 99
Views: 3,799
Posted By TenEleven
I usually use hoods, mostly of the cheap screw-in...

I usually use hoods, mostly of the cheap screw-in type sold by the eBay seller "heavystar". I just bought a bunch of sizes all at once and now I'm all set hood-wise.

I mainly use them for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 1,096
Posted By TenEleven
Yeah I've noticed that trend as well. And then...

Yeah I've noticed that trend as well. And then usually after the disingenuous description or title -- the actual proper description of the faults is tucked away someplace else. Sometimes they also...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-10-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 102,723
Posted By TenEleven
Amazing! Congrats for hitting it big! Can't wait...

Amazing! Congrats for hitting it big!
Can't wait for mine!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-10-2020
Replies: 39
Views: 2,150
Posted By TenEleven
Kanto is a possibility, however - from my...

Kanto is a possibility, however - from my experience they seem to "randomly" turn you away with some items. This was always strange to me as with others that seem just as - if not more - trashed -...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-10-2020
Replies: 150
Views: 58,720
Posted By TenEleven
That's very interesting. I did not know that the...

That's very interesting. I did not know that the black paint S2s predated the 'Black Dial' models. Noted!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-09-2020
Replies: 39
Views: 2,150
Posted By TenEleven
Yes, I agree! I assume that it is still useful...

Yes, I agree! I assume that it is still useful because you can use the helicoid part to convert a goggles good condition lens into a non-goggled version without having to drill/hack or otherwise...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-09-2020
Replies: 39
Views: 2,150
Posted By TenEleven
Good news on the curtains. You're already ahead...

Good news on the curtains. You're already ahead with $800 on the body alone in my opinion.

I'd see the lens as a sort of "freebie" bonus. And yes even if you say - pay another $150 for an...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-09-2020
Replies: 39
Views: 2,150
Posted By TenEleven
Before you load up any film, hold up the camera...

Before you load up any film, hold up the camera with the back flap open and no lens on the front to a strong light source. Check the shutter curtain for tiny pinholes. Be sure to check the shutter in...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-09-2020
Replies: 39
Views: 2,150
Posted By TenEleven
Seconding Kevin's remarks. The uniformity of the...

Seconding Kevin's remarks. The uniformity of the haze worries me a bit. From my experience if it looks more uneven or like droplets it can be usually cleaned well.

Still at that price it's totally...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-09-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 998
Posted By TenEleven
Seconding the Orion-15. A nice lens if you can...

Seconding the Orion-15. A nice lens if you can get a decent copy. Free from distortion and quite very sharp from wide open. It's even RF coupled although at 28mm f/6 it seems a bit superfluous. The...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-09-2020
Replies: 150
Views: 58,720
Posted By TenEleven
What's very interesting about your black Nikon S2...

What's very interesting about your black Nikon S2 is that the focus helical inner part is not black. Most black paint S2 I've seen have that part black too - akin to the silver Nikon S2 'Black Dial',...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-09-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By TenEleven
It looks like you have 2 issues. 1. The machine...

It looks like you have 2 issues.

1. The machine the lab used has dirty rollers. This causes the horizontal scratches/stains on the negative. They appear white because they are opaque in real life...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-02-2020
Replies: 98
Views: 9,505
Posted By TenEleven
Hah. I saw your very imaginative tests. Very...

Hah. I saw your very imaginative tests. Very helpful and definitely an improvement over the first version which I deemed as having too much distortion. I have a problem visualizing the distortion in...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-02-2020
Replies: 98
Views: 9,505
Posted By TenEleven
Nice photos Steve. Really like the one with the...

Nice photos Steve. Really like the one with the dog and the waves. That's some great composition/use of foreground blurriness there!

And while I never tried the first version, it really looks like...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-30-2020
Replies: 110
Views: 3,871
Posted By TenEleven
I agree with everything Kosta has said. The Rigid...

I agree with everything Kosta has said. The Rigid V1 would be my pick and is also the "budget" version out of the other rigid versions. Only the collapsible is cheaper here. It's a 50mm so close...
Forum: Olympus RF 01-22-2020
Replies: 10
Views: 829
Posted By TenEleven
It's not glue *on* the lens as much as the glue...

It's not glue *on* the lens as much as the glue holding the two lens elements together slowly letting go. As it looks currently I doubt you will see much of an effect on the pictures. Just keep...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-22-2020
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By TenEleven
Shoot it! Shoot it! It's a lovely camera and one...

Shoot it! Shoot it!
It's a lovely camera and one of the best 645 folders there are as far as I know.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-22-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 2,548
Posted By TenEleven
My primary concern would be speed also accuracy....

My primary concern would be speed also accuracy.

Firstly the M6 meter kind of gets you into that state of mind where you just follow exactly what the meter dictates without much thinking of...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-22-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 2,548
Posted By TenEleven
A couple of thoughts: I would not say that film...

A couple of thoughts:

I would not say that film is about "character" namely because the word has picked up a lot of negative connotations. I'r rather say film is about, well, depending on whom you...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-22-2020
Replies: 48
Views: 1,801
Posted By TenEleven
Also, sorry about your bad film experience, I...

Also, sorry about your bad film experience, I shot digital for a decade and it was all **** until I shot film and the pain and money expense taught me to actually see and not just spray around...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-22-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 3,372
Posted By TenEleven
Never had an issue. That said I've used Bessas...

Never had an issue. That said I've used Bessas only briefly. I prefer the 50ies and 60ies Canon RFs for LTM
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-21-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,294
Posted By TenEleven
Nikon released the F and the subsequent SLR boom...

Nikon released the F and the subsequent SLR boom basically buried Leitz. Post 1960 almost no pro newspaper photographers used a Leica. They limped on - only to get later swallowed up by a French...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-21-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 853
Posted By TenEleven
Don't squeegee unless you want scratches, yes...

Don't squeegee unless you want scratches, yes it's usually fine with a new sponge until a tiny bit of debris gets caught in the squeegee and the one picture you really wanted is ruined.

Photoflo,...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-21-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,294
Posted By TenEleven
Correct. Also I think things would have gone...

Correct. Also I think things would have gone better for Nikon/Zeiss if Nikon hadn't messed up the back-focus distance of the Contax and made a 100% faithful replica as that would have meant a bigger...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-21-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,294
Posted By TenEleven
I just wanted to add a bit more helpful info for...

I just wanted to add a bit more helpful info for people reading this later: The black f/1.4 s-mount Nikkors generally do a little bit better than their silver brethren. But they all exhibit the same...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-21-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,294
Posted By TenEleven
I just want to add my couple of cents to...

I just want to add my couple of cents to this:

1. I do not think Huss' Nikkor 5cm/1.4 is an outlier. Mine (I have 3 copies in LTM (one 'Tokyo' one) and S mount) behave similarly. The corners are...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-21-2020
Replies: 53
Views: 3,310
Posted By TenEleven
Second.. no third-ing the sentiment of...

Second.. no third-ing the sentiment of bafflement.

All the uncoated lenses I've taken apart and cleaned (some Leica mount, some Contax, some Rolleiflexes) were all very easy to clean. You can also...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-20-2020
Replies: 47
Views: 1,906
Posted By TenEleven
As a Rolleiflex user I found the Mamiya 6 75/3.5...

As a Rolleiflex user I found the Mamiya 6 75/3.5 lens to be wholly unimpressive. Yes it's sorta sharp but it also has a very flat almost dead rendering that, I guess, lends itself well to the deadpan...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-19-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 3,372
Posted By TenEleven
Yeah that's a good way to go. Good call on the VC...

Yeah that's a good way to go. Good call on the VC II.

You usually don't need to open up fully indoors. I find that I'm usually around f/4 and 1/60 or thereabouts unless it's really frightfully dark....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-19-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 3,372
Posted By TenEleven
Just learn to eyeball the exposure, it's going to...

Just learn to eyeball the exposure, it's going to be so much faster than any (non auto) metered camera. Ultimately it will make you a better photographer, something that an M6 won't be able to give...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-19-2020
Replies: 28
Views: 1,315
Posted By TenEleven
A wartime LTM Sonnar 5cm f/2. It came in a non...

A wartime LTM Sonnar 5cm f/2. It came in a non collapsible quite DIY looking aluminium mount. The filter thread was 41mm not 40.5mm though - that was the first surprise. The serial number put it at...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-19-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 7,986
Posted By TenEleven
That's a gorgeous black S2 Erik, shame that they...

That's a gorgeous black S2 Erik, shame that they command absurd money now.
Forum: Nikon RF 12-18-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 7,986
Posted By TenEleven
I agree that the S2 is the better user. I had an...

I agree that the S2 is the better user. I had an S3 and didn't like it very much. The 35mm view is near damn useless even when I'm not wearing glasses you still have to roll your eyes to see the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-09-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 890
Posted By TenEleven
Seconding what Jon says here. Did you hear the...

Seconding what Jon says here. Did you hear the shutter firing in those blank frames?

I've had Rolleiflexes, Contax IIs (the reverse actually, the shutter will fire but it won't let you wind until...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-08-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 102,723
Posted By TenEleven
Submitted the order form as well. Put my name in...

Submitted the order form as well.
Put my name in the engraving, I guess I can always black it out if I get annoyed by it.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-05-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 774
Posted By TenEleven
There should nothing be locking up the dial, no....

There should nothing be locking up the dial, no. There is no mechanism for that.
However I've seen several SPs including mine with hard-to turn dials. It moves - just not as freely as it should.

I...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-03-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 1,007
Posted By TenEleven
It's the same lens as the Planar. Pl = Planar. It...

It's the same lens as the Planar. Pl = Planar. It should be the 5 element 3.5 Carl Zeiss planar. The only difference is in the nameplate because it was a Rolleiflex 3.5F meant for sale in either East...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-29-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,404
Posted By TenEleven
There's the very rare Mine Six IIIs - it also has...

There's the very rare Mine Six IIIs - it also has a Zunow lens and a bright line finder with(!) parallax correction afaik.

Then there's the Mamiya Six (not 6) Automat Version II which has a bright...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-09-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,028
Posted By TenEleven
Yeah I'd sign all of that. More than once the...

Yeah I'd sign all of that.

More than once the film loading gods frowned upon me when loading a Barnack Leica II and the film somehow snagged the pressure plate or something else went wrong (I can't...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-08-2019
Replies: 9,251
Views: 926,283
Posted By TenEleven
I finally got my hands on a "Contatest" closeup...

I finally got my hands on a "Contatest" closeup attachment for my Contax IIa cameras. Can't wait to try some closeups/abstracts and see how those turn out.

https://i.imgur.com/Sz3UOZL.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-08-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 3,286
Posted By TenEleven
Longest used has to be my Minolta Autocord with a...

Longest used has to be my Minolta Autocord with a bit more than a decade on it, with the runners-up of Rolleiflex 2.8.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-08-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,028
Posted By TenEleven
I found it's less the weight for me (maybe I'm...

I found it's less the weight for me (maybe I'm just used to my heavy Rolleiflexes) but the fact that a good and wide strap is crucial.

I sometimes carry not one but two or three Contaxes since...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-08-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 7,408
Posted By TenEleven
Count me as thinking they're totally inaccurate...

Count me as thinking they're totally inaccurate and very badly implented, too. But to know that you'd actually have to experience the originals which for some (Astia) is sadly no longer possible....
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-01-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 964
Posted By TenEleven
I'm another Contax shooter/maniac (IIa and II...

I'm another Contax shooter/maniac (IIa and II both) and have like 5 bodies of varying models. I have been shooting Contaxes pretty much exclusively for the last 3 years, amounting so several hundreds...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-15-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 953
Posted By TenEleven
I didn't say that the lens would be off. But it's...

I didn't say that the lens would be off. But it's also a possibility. There are old and used items with an unknown history and it's impossible to retroactively know what was done and what hasn't been...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-15-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 871
Posted By TenEleven
This is less likely to be initials and more...

This is less likely to be initials and more likely to be the number "77" written in German style. It is very likely that this is from the original assembly.

I don't personally know about Leica...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 08-15-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1,316
Posted By TenEleven
Amedeo who's here on RFF, sells those. I think...

Amedeo who's here on RFF, sells those. I think there's even a classified AD for it here. There are also a couple of other, mostly Chinese, makers.

Personally, if you have the money I'd recommend...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-15-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 953
Posted By TenEleven
Before concluding that your RF patch is off do as...

Before concluding that your RF patch is off do as the others said: Aim the lens and camera at a very far away object. About a kilometer / mile away would be ideal. See if the patch coincides with the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-06-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 960
Posted By TenEleven
Oh I just noticed that the lens release button...

Oh I just noticed that the lens release button doesn't have the typical M3 guard ring. I dunno if this is a model change for later M3 models or if that points to the camera being a frankenstein. (1st...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-06-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 960
Posted By TenEleven
The flash sockets normally don't take modern...

The flash sockets normally don't take modern (x-sync) cables without an adapter. These do. This is a paid mod.

Other than the paint-job I'd be much more worried about the screws that look like they...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-06-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 100,145
Posted By TenEleven
I've used Fleenor for three various Rolleiflex...

I've used Fleenor for three various Rolleiflex models and the total cost never exceeded $500 - and that included a brand-new maxwell bright-screen for one of the cameras.

The cameras work perfectly...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-16-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By TenEleven
No worries, glad to be of help! I think with the...

No worries, glad to be of help!

I think with the Contax (compact) prices being what they are these cameras are best left to collectors and/or people who are new to film. (Might turn them off,...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-16-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By TenEleven
I had the same issues with a T2. The focus missed...

I had the same issues with a T2. The focus missed - a lot. Almost always behind the subject as well. Sometimes this could be explained by parallax, sometimes it made no sense at all. Which sort of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 3,280
Posted By TenEleven
Anyone worth his salt will immediately know what...

Anyone worth his salt will immediately know what your camera is anyway. For example a M-Leicas or the above-mentioned Rolleiflex shape is so iconic that most would-be-thieves would recognize it no...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-10-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By TenEleven
This sadly looks like the rangefinder prism is in...

This sadly looks like the rangefinder prism is in the process of decementing/deteriorating.

A CLA could probably improve the contrast/visibility a bit, but would not do much to stop the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-04-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 10,957
Posted By TenEleven
As others have already said, are they a Leica?...

As others have already said, are they a Leica? No.

Is the build quality comparable? No, not really.

However, do you need a Leica? Again, no.

For example most of my last show was shot with a Contax...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-04-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 792
Posted By TenEleven
The lens looks out of alignment to the body as...

The lens looks out of alignment to the body as others have suggested. You could try to gently pull it back into alignment.

However it is likely that there's also a couple of other things going...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-02-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 786
Posted By TenEleven
This is probably way late but my very late CZ...

This is probably way late but my very late CZ Sonnar (1.8million serial #) did the same thing. While it looked bad it had almost no impact on the actual image forming capabilities of the lens.

Does...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-30-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By TenEleven
The picture you linked shows a strong rangefinder...

The picture you linked shows a strong rangefinder spot, but it does have indeed weak contrast. Which likely means that the main viewfinder-prism is fine, but it's hard to make any judgement beyond...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-28-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 676
Posted By TenEleven
Sadly the images do not appear to be loading....

Sadly the images do not appear to be loading. Would like to see some Contax II shots!
I get a greyed out stop sign here.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-22-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,929
Posted By TenEleven
I guess I'll chime in with similar experiences...

I guess I'll chime in with similar experiences here. I've wanted a fast well corrected 35 LTM for quite some while now, but they are either absurdly expensive or like the ultrons I've seen have haze...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-22-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 6,251
Posted By TenEleven
I am not entirely sure if that's always been the...

I am not entirely sure if that's always been the case, but when I returned something and hadn't yet given feedback, I was forbidden to give feedback after requesting a return. This of course would...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-16-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By TenEleven
Agreeing with Rich, this is not haze. It's either...

Agreeing with Rich, this is not haze. It's either surface damage or, I assume the lens was left in some hot environment and the cement partially came loose melting and bubbling up.

I'd have to check...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-15-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,194
Posted By TenEleven
I assume it's what people call the yellowing of...

I assume it's what people call the yellowing of the tree sap aka. Canada balsam holding the cemented lens elements together.

I am not sure if the radioactivity of the thorinated element plays any...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-15-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,965
Posted By TenEleven
The position seems similar enough to me and from...

The position seems similar enough to me and from my experience the exact position of both flare and light leaks depends on the angle and intensity of the incoming light.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-12-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By TenEleven
You need to remove shims. Look at what the lens...

You need to remove shims. Look at what the lens does when you focus closer, it becomes longer. Thus the optical elements are further away from the film plane the closer you focus. If the focus is too...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-17-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By TenEleven
Canon 35/1.8 an underrated gem?

In search for a fast(er) 35mm lens I have recently acquired a Canon 35/1.8 in LTM mount. The lens is tiny and appears to be relatively well made. The design is the usual Canon for that...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-17-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,443
Posted By TenEleven
I believe the lens in question here is not the...

I believe the lens in question here is not the Modern Cosina-Voigtlander 50mm/1.5 Nokton, which does indeed contain an ASPH element, but the original 1950ies (for the Prominent) 5cm/1.5 Nokton lens,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,827
Posted By TenEleven
They probably can't because after PayPal and eBay...

They probably can't because after PayPal and eBay fees it would be even less than that. I assume that the shop-listed price is for when you buy from him direct. And he probably gets less than the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,827
Posted By TenEleven
A couple of observations, in no particular...

A couple of observations, in no particular order:

-Those sellers are most likely not Chinese but Japanese I see a lot of them in Yahoo Auctions too and their Japanese language listings and ratings...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-04-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By TenEleven
My assumption is that someone likely redid the...

My assumption is that someone likely redid the white spot up front and some of the paints solvents/oils have seeped into the curtain. If you can spot no obvious holes or other defects, I wouldn't...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-01-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 981
Posted By TenEleven
I have prewar uncoated Jena 5cm f/.5 Sonnar of...

I have prewar uncoated Jena 5cm f/.5 Sonnar of similar vintage. To make matters worse the filter ring has been dented and it will not accept screw in filters or hoods. It being uncoated it really...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-18-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 896
Posted By TenEleven
To pitch in some extra knowledge, Cosina in Japan...

To pitch in some extra knowledge, Cosina in Japan (I dunno about Zeiss in Germany) are still taking repairs without any warnings or mentions of scarce parts.

Someone with better knowledge might...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-03-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 994
Posted By TenEleven
I think it's not related to the shutter curtains...

I think it's not related to the shutter curtains as the artifact is round and located in the center. Most shutter problems manifest in the left or right (assuming horizontal orientation) periphery of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-19-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By TenEleven
The grease is perhaps not viscous enough. Also...

The grease is perhaps not viscous enough.

Also as others have said you need to make sure that the helicoid is completely and utterly clean before re-greasing and re-assembly. I use a bath of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-06-2019
Replies: 637
Views: 195,089
Posted By TenEleven
Slight off-topic: I like my Contax-mount J3, but...

Slight off-topic:
I like my Contax-mount J3, but I couldn't find one that would reliably track focus on my LTM bodies and thus gave up.
I guess if Brian Sweeney were still around he could adjust it.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-06-2019
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Views: 1,646
Posted By TenEleven
I had one of these. Very credible performer. If I...

I had one of these. Very credible performer. If I recall it's already very decent from wide-open, but the heavy weight (I think above 400g) and me not shooting tele-lenses on my RFs made me switch to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-06-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 1,239
Posted By TenEleven
Yeah I'd also like to know whether it's the...

Yeah I'd also like to know whether it's the Topcor or the "Simler" version of that lens.

For all the uninitiated, it's a Sonnar/Gauss hybrid.
Here's a lens diagram of this unique and rare...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-06-2019
Replies: 637
Views: 195,089
Posted By TenEleven
Yeah. This very thread actually caused me to...

Yeah. This very thread actually caused me to retry getting a genuine LTM wartime Sonnar after two failures. Armed with fresh GAS and fresh knowledge I decided to go at it again. Sigh
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-06-2019
Replies: 637
Views: 195,089
Posted By TenEleven
A couple of other observations: -The dot/comma...

A couple of other observations:
-The dot/comma thing seems to be a red herring. Both my genuine (uncoated) prewar and postwar (opton) Sonnar and other lenses have a comma as the aperture separator,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-06-2019
Replies: 637
Views: 195,089
Posted By TenEleven
Testing if I can reply to this thread at all as...

Testing if I can reply to this thread at all as it seems to be a bit bugged out.

I recently managed to get my hands on both a wartime Biogon 3,5cm f/2.8 and two wartime Sonnars 5cm f/1.5 one in LTM...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-15-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 5,752
Posted By TenEleven
I want to thank everyone for their detailed...

I want to thank everyone for their detailed thoughts. I just finished shooting another roll of Portra at night using mostly slow speeds below 1/50 and your advice. I will let you know how it turns...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-14-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 5,752
Posted By TenEleven
Folders more prone to camera shake?

I recently started getting into folders, after shooting lots of TLRs and SLRs and other assorted MF cameras. I like folders as they allow you to carry a tiny package that still packs most of the MF...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-17-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,666
Posted By TenEleven
Thanks for all the feedback and information, I...

Thanks for all the feedback and information, I really appreciate it. Still 50/50 on the case I guess I could just dunk it in ammonia and then soak it in sunlight, it's not like I have anything to...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-16-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,666
Posted By TenEleven
Post Fungus on Rolleinar (Getting rid of)

I'd like to share my a story that hopefully enables others to score a cheap(er) set of the famed Rolleinar closeup lenses for their TLRs. I am going to use mine on a Minolta Autocord, but I'm sure...
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