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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Days Ago
Replies: 24
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Posted By teddy
Interesting comment here Ronald, I don't use...

Interesting comment here Ronald, I don't use Nikon - but I like the experience that your wife has in seeing nuances of tonal rendering. I highly agree. I also agree that micro contrast, macro...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 905
Posted By teddy
Thanks guys, great conversation. To Godfrey -...

Thanks guys, great conversation. To Godfrey - yes, what do I mean by "truly comparable"?

Well, bert26 here made a thread about the Summicron version 3, as to which one he should get because one is...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 5 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 905
Posted By teddy
Are Leica R Lenses "Truly" comparible to M Lenses

This has probably been asked before, but could anyone say that Leica R lenses are truly comparable to their M lens counterpart?

Like the Collapsible Summicron 50/2, DR, V3 to their Leica counterpart...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 5 Days Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,329
Posted By teddy
For certain images, the v3 Summicron IS amazing....

For certain images, the v3 Summicron IS amazing. I love the contrast, macro details, micro details, the "taut" but "disciplined" and controlled out of focus effects - I don't have the words to really...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,329
Posted By teddy
Confirmed - thank you!

Confirmed - thank you!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,329
Posted By teddy
I've never understood why people get so upset...

I've never understood why people get so upset about Ken Rockwell's opinions... Many times he's being tongue in cheek, and mostly all the time he is correct. The v3 Summicron is lower resolution and...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-15-2020
Replies: 1,657
Views: 99,490
Posted By teddy
No panic... However we need to see brick wall...

No panic... However we need to see brick wall tests from f2 to f11.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-13-2020
Replies: 1,657
Views: 99,490
Posted By teddy
Hello retinax, I stand my ground regarding what I...

Hello retinax, I stand my ground regarding what I said, “The typical 35mm, the constitution, and that's it, it's the vibe of it. I rest my case... ...

Just kidding... Yeah, nah - you're most...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-12-2020
Replies: 1,657
Views: 99,490
Posted By teddy
Sure! I will have a read again.

Sure! I will have a read again.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-12-2020
Replies: 1,657
Views: 99,490
Posted By teddy
Yes, this sharpness eveness from centre to the...

Yes, this sharpness eveness from centre to the extreme corner before falling off steeply is a good description of a typical 35mm lens angle of view. I'm not referring to all lenses, just the 35mm...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-12-2020
Replies: 1,657
Views: 99,490
Posted By teddy
It's a typical rendition of all 35mm lenses....

It's a typical rendition of all 35mm lenses. Also, some photos have been cropped, so the angle of view has changed. Nothing to worry about guys.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-12-2020
Replies: 1,657
Views: 99,490
Posted By teddy
This is typical of a 35mm lens. I take this and...

This is typical of a 35mm lens. I take this and use it to my advantage.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-10-2020
Replies: 1,657
Views: 99,490
Posted By teddy
Thanks for the Viewfinder write up! I always knew...

Thanks for the Viewfinder write up! I always knew that the Summicron 35/2 Type 1 has typical coma. The new Replica has a touch more coma (comprimises and trade off's). Can someone elaborate on this a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-08-2020
Replies: 1,657
Views: 99,490
Posted By teddy
I can see moire patterns at infinity on the edge...

I can see moire patterns at infinity on the edge of the tiny branches of trees, suggesting that this lens is super sharp to the point of going over the limits of the sensor.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-08-2020
Replies: 11
Views: 1,117
Posted By teddy
I thought exactly the same, and my roll came with...

I thought exactly the same, and my roll came with defects on the roll on most frames.

Will give it a go another time, perhaps with a higher contrast...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-03-2020
Replies: 1,657
Views: 99,490
Posted By teddy
Truly beautiful finish!

Truly beautiful finish!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-27-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 2,281
Posted By teddy
There are so many opinions here, and your...

There are so many opinions here, and your question is quite broad. I would say, I would choose the Leitz Tele-Elmarit (Fat) version, the black Tele-Elmarit from the 80's, and that's it. The reason...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-27-2020
Replies: 1,657
Views: 99,490
Posted By teddy
This Replica will be permanently glued to my...

This Replica will be permanently glued to my Leica M2.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-24-2020
Replies: 1,657
Views: 99,490
Posted By teddy
Hi Raid, my lens says 8-ELEMENT too, and I know...

Hi Raid, my lens says 8-ELEMENT too, and I know my serial number, and I can see it in amongst all these beautiful jewels and works of love. Hopefully Kevin would start an “official” Replica thread...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-24-2020
Replies: 1,657
Views: 99,490
Posted By teddy
Wow!!! I can see my lens from here!!! Just...

Wow!!! I can see my lens from here!!! Just beautiful Chinese character engraving. Fantastic!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-22-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 3,300
Posted By teddy
That's the deal breaker for me. And may I be more...

That's the deal breaker for me. And may I be more precise in saying that the vertical rangefinder alignment on the Leica's are accurate compared to the Bessa's - the vertical alignment patch on the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-17-2020
Replies: 44
Views: 1,502
Posted By teddy
In my 14 years of full on photography, I began...

In my 14 years of full on photography, I began with a 50mm... But as it turns out, THE most used prime I use the is 35 Summicron and 35 Summaron. Following that is my 24/2.8 Zuiko. But, my most used...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-16-2020
Replies: 37
Views: 2,236
Posted By teddy
I wonder if Mr. Zhou would consider my 2 cents?...

I wonder if Mr. Zhou would consider my 2 cents?

I believe a lens like a Summicron 50/2 Collapsible Replica would be good because all of these are suffering from scratches, haze naturally from the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-16-2020
Replies: 37
Views: 2,236
Posted By teddy
Oh man! I gotta find some dosh - start selling...

Oh man! I gotta find some dosh - start selling stuff that's doing nothin' in the cupboards... :D
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-15-2020
Replies: 2,080
Views: 310,805
Posted By teddy
A Buick Etched My Film Rolleiflex Xenotar 75/3.5,...

A Buick Etched My Film
Rolleiflex Xenotar 75/3.5, Orange Filter, ORWO 100, Rodinal 1:100 @ 60...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,624
Posted By teddy
I'm a carer and live on a pension to look after...

I'm a carer and live on a pension to look after my wife, and I do not find film expensive, but I do feel for those folks that find it difficult to afford it. Everyone's situation is different.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,624
Posted By teddy
Bring back PLUS-X. I've only got two rolls left...

Bring back PLUS-X. I've only got two rolls left in the freezer. Such a classic looking film with many good looking technical aspects. Love the grain, the tone, ease of use - bring THAT back.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-11-2020
Replies: 1,657
Views: 99,490
Posted By teddy
Fantastic, thanks for sharing harryjiang! What...

Fantastic, thanks for sharing harryjiang!
What ever other lenses come out if this project, I'm in. I'm happy to support a project full of passion, craftsmanship and quality. Anything that has this...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-10-2020
Replies: 1,657
Views: 99,490
Posted By teddy
Fantastic, I hope to enjoy mine on my M2 when the...

Fantastic, I hope to enjoy mine on my M2 when the time arrives! :cool:
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-10-2020
Replies: 1,657
Views: 99,490
Posted By teddy
I used to have 4 Summaron 35/2.8. Never parted...

I used to have 4 Summaron 35/2.8. Never parted with my Summicron 35/2 Type 1. And I have a Voigtlander 35/2.5...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-08-2020
Replies: 1,657
Views: 99,490
Posted By teddy
Interesting Ed but I warn others not to base...

Interesting Ed but I warn others not to base their opinions of the Replica on a Sony a7 sensor, it's not optimal. I use a Sony and love the Zuiko's on it, the most practical but the Leica design is...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-08-2020
Replies: 1,657
Views: 99,490
Posted By teddy
GASP!!! The brass one looks AWESOME!!! :confused:

GASP!!! The brass one looks AWESOME!!! :confused:
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-08-2020
Replies: 1,657
Views: 99,490
Posted By teddy
I also think that too, Ed, and I said it too....

I also think that too, Ed, and I said it too. It's improved, whether it be a thing of chance, or left over increments that The Maker saw with today's knowledge of modern optics - and he said, why not...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-07-2020
Replies: 1,657
Views: 99,490
Posted By teddy
DING DING DING! I win again!!! Anyway, this is...

DING DING DING! I win again!!!

Anyway, this is all great - the lens renders superbly. Can't wait to give it a go Kevin.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-06-2020
Replies: 1,657
Views: 99,490
Posted By teddy
Okay, I found this one very interesting and kind...

Okay, I found this one very interesting and kind of tough... But the image that gave away my conclusion is the last batch! The Replica is the second one again! It all has to do with the contrast and...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-06-2020
Replies: 1,657
Views: 99,490
Posted By teddy
DING DING!!! I win! Thanks for the info Kevin,...

DING DING!!! I win! Thanks for the info Kevin, can't wait for mine!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-04-2020
Replies: 73
Views: 3,129
Posted By teddy
Our house didn't burn, but the fire got close to...

Our house didn't burn, but the fire got close to about 100 metres thanks to the Country Fire Service at Charleston. My two other close friends lost their house in Lobethal, South Australia. I've...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-02-2020
Replies: 1,657
Views: 99,490
Posted By teddy
I think the density variation is the sun light...

I think the density variation is the sun light that has changed. Look at the diffraction on the shadows of the right stick plant thing. The stronger the sun light, the sharper shadow diffraction fall...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-02-2020
Replies: 1,657
Views: 99,490
Posted By teddy
The second image (the replica) of the first three...

The second image (the replica) of the first three series of photos seem "dis-centred", but hopefully this is because hand holding the camera, or camera shake. It seems that the continuous series of...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-23-2019
Replies: 1,657
Views: 99,490
Posted By teddy
Hello Kevin, hope you received my order about a...

Hello Kevin, hope you received my order about a week or more sometime ago. Thank you, seems like your very busy. Kind regards.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-12-2019
Replies: 1,657
Views: 99,490
Posted By teddy
I’m interested in this question too.

I’m interested in this question too.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-11-2019
Replies: 1,657
Views: 99,490
Posted By teddy
Hello Raid, you’ve been fortunate to have...

Hello Raid, you’ve been fortunate to have acquired these lenses, I have too and wish I could afford a 50/1.4 pre Aph, a 35/1.4 pre and an 85/1.4. These are my other dream lenses.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-11-2019
Replies: 1,657
Views: 99,490
Posted By teddy
Yes, I agree on the Noctons. Even though I like...

Yes, I agree on the Noctons. Even though I like the colour rendition and contrast sometimes, it’s the distortion that has prevented me from getting any of these. Specially when I like to shoot the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-11-2019
Replies: 1,657
Views: 99,490
Posted By teddy
These comments deserve a big clap, I totally...

These comments deserve a big clap, I totally agree on these, and thumbs up to Kevin also. I wish all the best to The Maker and this project.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-11-2019
Replies: 1,657
Views: 99,490
Posted By teddy
Hi Kevin, I have one more question before I fully...

Hi Kevin, I have one more question before I fully make up my mind before the LTM version release.

Will the 35/2 Replica LTM version be given all considerations as the first batch?
Will I be given...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-10-2019
Replies: 1,657
Views: 99,490
Posted By teddy
Hi Kevin, where could I find the Order Submission...

Hi Kevin, where could I find the Order Submission Form for the 35/2 Replica?
I sent you a private message but I'm not sure if you've noticed.

Kind regards,

Jose
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-27-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 6,541
Posted By teddy
Wow... Sad but - true.

Wow... Sad but - true.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-27-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,972
Posted By teddy
Simple, stick to the 50/2 Summicron and the M6....

Simple, stick to the 50/2 Summicron and the M6. Done.
But if it where me - I'd choose an M3 with an M2, because of your eye glasses and the viewfinder angle of view. Simple.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-25-2019
Replies: 1,657
Views: 99,490
Posted By teddy
Well, I'm in - for the Screw Mount version with...

Well, I'm in - for the Screw Mount version with the 35mm Finder and Hood. I like how the font is being replicated. As long as the spacing is neat and correct, the lens will look handsome. I can't...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-22-2019
Replies: 1,657
Views: 99,490
Posted By teddy
Hi Kevin, when can I expect the order form? Thank...

Hi Kevin, when can I expect the order form? Thank you?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-22-2019
Replies: 1,657
Views: 99,490
Posted By teddy
Woowieee!!! THIS is the ONE I want - in...

Woowieee!!! THIS is the ONE I want - in LTM!!!:eek::p
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-22-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 8,524
Posted By teddy
It could be just the way I do it, but I've found...

It could be just the way I do it, but I've found that highlights "fizzle" out with Rodinal and Acros. I get better results in the shade like you say. I still love the Acros...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-06-2019
Replies: 1,657
Views: 99,490
Posted By teddy
What a SUPERB project - just AWESOME - I wish you...

What a SUPERB project - just AWESOME - I wish you the best of success!!!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-26-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 942
Posted By teddy
Repair the M3?!? ... ... Now or eventually? YES....

Repair the M3?!? ... ... Now or eventually? YES. Yep. Si, Oui, Vâng, Ja, да...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-03-2019
Replies: 1,657
Views: 99,490
Posted By teddy
Add me to the list please - in BLACK!

Add me to the list please - in BLACK!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-03-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,193
Posted By teddy
I also agree with your comment - and speaker...

I also agree with your comment - and speaker analogy - I prefer "musical" and "tonality" - and er, how about tubes or solid state? ;)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-01-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,193
Posted By teddy
Yes, these are more on the purple, pink side. The...

Yes, these are more on the purple, pink side. The "blue" coatings are on the violet, blue colour range. My Summicron 50/2 DR and my beloved Summaron 35/2.8 have "bluer - violet" coatings.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-01-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,193
Posted By teddy
I do have to agree with this comment, after many...

I do have to agree with this comment, after many years of trying all sorts of lenses, Zeiss, Leica, Schneider, Olympus, Pentax - you name it. The Leica lenses, and here - the Leitz Summicron 50/2 DR,...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-28-2019
Replies: 1,657
Views: 99,490
Posted By teddy
Looks great! Very promising! Bring it on!!!

Looks great! Very promising! Bring it on!!!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-24-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,351
Posted By teddy
Easy - he's a crook. return it for a refund. He...

Easy - he's a crook. return it for a refund. He altered the photograph, removed the delamination on purpose knowing it is a fault.

Good luck.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-30-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 3,164
Posted By teddy
The Way to The Beach Leica M3, Leitz Summicron...

The Way to The Beach
Leica M3, Leitz Summicron 50/2 DR, Kodak Tri-X, Orange Filter, Rodinal 1:100 @ 60 mins
https://live.staticflickr.com/873/41108194862_3665158546_b.jpg

Towards the Beach - Long...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-05-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 3,298
Posted By teddy
I have always respected Ken Rockwell's...

I have always respected Ken Rockwell's statements, even if he uses hyperbole a lot of the time. I don't get why people get offended - there's a lot of angry people out there; their problem. Steve...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2019
Replies: 208
Views: 17,312
Posted By teddy
Mmm, perhaps... The new Ektachrome 100 presents a...

Mmm, perhaps... The new Ektachrome 100 presents a more true luminescence of the light and colour - real colour - to my eyes. And so do most slide film. I shoot it because it shows the colour that was...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-07-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By teddy
For the amount you will spend converting the...

For the amount you will spend converting the Summaron, you might as well buy one without the Finder optics. It doesn't make sense. Don't ruin it, just buy a Summaron 35/2.8 for the M2. They cost...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 3,086
Posted By teddy
Hello giganova, welcome to the world of digital....

Hello giganova, welcome to the world of digital. I Have my Leica M's, R's, Rolleiflex, Hassy, Oly etc etc etc - only two digitals - a Sony a7 and a Fuji XE-1...
I have satisfaction with my Fuji when...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-21-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 746
Posted By teddy
Ha ha - totally awesome comment Ko.Fe. I enjoy...

Ha ha - totally awesome comment Ko.Fe.
I enjoy you short but brutally succinct feedback here. Specially when it funny. ;D
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-18-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 794
Posted By teddy
That's extortion - did they dismantle the camera...

That's extortion - did they dismantle the camera already? They should "know" what to do and there's no need to charge $120. $50-60 is reasonable to check the camera. Have they used microscopes or...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,574
Posted By teddy
Bring back Plus-X, Acros 100 or Neopan SS at...

Bring back Plus-X, Acros 100 or Neopan SS at least.
The doom sayers can't help themselves. Even a little bit.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-17-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,206
Posted By teddy
Yep, good point. I'm learning to fix things...

Yep, good point. I'm learning to fix things myself and acquire or create the appropriate tools to fix and not botch up.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-09-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,171
Posted By teddy
Vuescan is THE BEST. The other BEST is...

Vuescan is THE BEST. The other BEST is Silverfast. They both need commitment and perseverance to set up properly, working with Lightroom, Photoshop - what ever to your colour profiles, macros,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,323
Posted By teddy
... That what really matters is a camera and a...

... That what really matters is a camera and a few good lenses - and that's it. Everything else is clutter and chasing after the wind. And a few good lenses means (three good ones).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-02-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,931
Posted By teddy
The market is becoming more focused and niche....

The market is becoming more focused and niche. Things will be fine...
If the world hasn't melted by then (perhaps when I'm 70 hopefully, I will be making my own emulsions with egg whites - and frying...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-23-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,116
Posted By teddy
I'm a bit late to the discussion (as always), but...

I'm a bit late to the discussion (as always), but I would recommend the Planar for the "warm" colour rendering. What I vote against it is the oddball filter size and the size of the lens. If it where...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-04-2019
Replies: 3,769
Views: 727,304
Posted By teddy
Hi Peter, I'm not sure if my reply is any good...

Hi Peter, I'm not sure if my reply is any good after a while but the OM Zuiko 100/2.8 is a very practical focal length for me and wide open I find it rather sharp in detail although just a touch...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-03-2018
Replies: 154
Views: 38,139
Posted By teddy
It's all about size and performance for me, so I...

It's all about size and performance for me, so I chose the only Voigtlander lenses I need that Leica don't do to the same degree; the Voigtlander 21/4 and the 35/2.5 in Leica Thread Mount. Both are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-02-2018
Replies: 240
Views: 7,638
Posted By teddy
Slow image downloads in Adelaide. Abysmal on...

Slow image downloads in Adelaide. Abysmal on mobile.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-04-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 5,197
Posted By teddy
Flickr is SLOW on mobile most of the time. By...

Flickr is SLOW on mobile most of the time. By culling those accounts that don't participate lie other Pro accounts do, or culling those people that don't really like Flickr enough to pay for it -...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-28-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 3,617
Posted By teddy
It's easy. If you are having G.A.S then just get...

It's easy. If you are having G.A.S then just get an M6 and a 35mm Summicron.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-21-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,824
Posted By teddy
Welcome back! I came from digital to film. Film...

Welcome back! I came from digital to film. Film for ever here in my heart.
Forum: RFF News 10-20-2018
Replies: 169
Views: 11,215
Posted By teddy
If the sensor is excellent from 100-800 then I...

If the sensor is excellent from 100-800 then I would buy it, because I don't shoot anything on film in the Leica world beyond 400 ISO.
This is SO interesting - I hope they have success!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-14-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,063
Posted By teddy
I think it's just the film and developer type....

I think it's just the film and developer type. The neg's look fine to me. Stand Development does not work the best for every film combination, but you will get an image. You may like the grain or not...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-28-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,063
Posted By teddy
The helicoid on this lens is damn, damn hard to...

The helicoid on this lens is damn, damn hard to put back together. It is complicated. Totally agree with your question. I would say it is a mismatch. But who knows - making some test shots - never...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-28-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,063
Posted By teddy
I have this lens in Exakta mount. Pulled it apart...

I have this lens in Exakta mount. Pulled it apart to fix focusing - damn hard to put it back - but I did it and now the helical focuses perfectly. One thing that I can think of is that it would be...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,542
Posted By teddy
Ha ha! Well, the image making process is not...

Ha ha! Well, the image making process is not always just about the picture - why not enjoy holding the camera in the process. :D

The new ektachrome is going to take pictures of the beach in South...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,542
Posted By teddy
I'm trying to decide what camera and lens I will...

I'm trying to decide what camera and lens I will shoot the first roll with - I'm torn. I have a lot of favourite cameras and lenses!

So far I think it will be my Summicron R 50/2 Type II...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-25-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,542
Posted By teddy
I've made an order. Can't wait for the Disney...

I've made an order. Can't wait for the Disney colours! :D
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-24-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 7,867
Posted By teddy
The Summaron 35/2.8 has legendary performance. It...

The Summaron 35/2.8 has legendary performance. It is not perfect on the corners, but almost. The most important aspect of this lens is the black and white rendering of this lens and it's character....
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-20-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 909
Posted By teddy
Thanks Archivist. Maybe I can just remove the...

Thanks Archivist. Maybe I can just remove the whole rubber thing and make something up out of wood, leather? Ideas, ideas...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-18-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 909
Posted By teddy
I've got a Bessa L. The rubber feels yucky. What...

I've got a Bessa L. The rubber feels yucky. What are these pre-injection swabs?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-11-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 3,118
Posted By teddy
I don't care about digital technology any more...

I don't care about digital technology any more when it comes to cameras. To me, the Fuji XE-1 is superb and good enough for 99% of photo situations. Then I got a Sony a7 from a friend as a gift -...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-08-2018
Replies: 121
Views: 5,149
Posted By teddy
I don't want to be relevant. I want to to use...

I don't want to be relevant. I want to to use what I enjoy, and to use a rangefinder - it means using a niche camera now. In relation to the forum, there will always be someone who wants to talk...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-05-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,409
Posted By teddy
The 35mm has field effects inherent to this angle...

The 35mm has field effects inherent to this angle of view which it itself can be charming and interesting. There may be a little vignetting that you can use to effect, and the distortions, field of...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-04-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 788
Posted By teddy
You said it, it's the Summicron 35/2 Type 1 (8...

You said it, it's the Summicron 35/2 Type 1 (8 elements).

If you don't have the cash for the above, then the Summaron 35/2.8 is a killer lens in black and white and is also good in colour. This lens...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-19-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 1,818
Posted By teddy
I would just take the 35 Biogon or the 45 Planar...

I would just take the 35 Biogon or the 45 Planar - just one. Go simple. Less stress, more fun, more photos.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-15-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2,001
Posted By teddy
Fantastic review in two photos Erik! Look beyond...

Fantastic review in two photos Erik!

Look beyond high contrast, extreme sharpness and ruler flat distortion.
These lenses have many great character values that are highly appealing rather than...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,852
Posted By teddy
I like this Robert, thanks for the heads up.

I like this Robert, thanks for the heads up.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,852
Posted By teddy
Wow PKR, this is a radical move. But I have felt...

Wow PKR, this is a radical move. But I have felt like this sometimes. It's part of that artistic character in a person. Seems like you are one of those. But like someone said on this thread - we must...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,852
Posted By teddy
The small minority is that 0.001 percent. And...

The small minority is that 0.001 percent. And 0.0001 percent of these artistic people get to make a curated piece of works. I have seen some great iPhone photographers that make my photography a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-05-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,852
Posted By teddy
Wenders is right, and I want him to be right....

Wenders is right, and I want him to be right. Phone photography is 0.001 photography, the rest is Casual Image Taking or what ever. Photography is not just clicking a button or a screen, there should...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-02-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,880
Posted By teddy
Ridiculous price.

Ridiculous price.
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-28-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 11,473
Posted By teddy
This is what I've been saying. Astigmatism,...

This is what I've been saying. Astigmatism, curvature of field, vignetting and myriad combinations of all. This is a factor on the "3-D Pop".
Such a simplistic idea to the solution, but because it's...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-23-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 11,473
Posted By teddy
Ok folks, there is a difference. If you can't see...

Ok folks, there is a difference. If you can't see it - too bad. Go to bed, dream of your Leica, Zeiss or Nikkor and sleep well. If you are using a cheap or average monitor with poor colour you won't...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-20-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 11,473
Posted By teddy
The Summaron 35/2.8. That will "POP".

The Summaron 35/2.8. That will "POP".
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-20-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 11,473
Posted By teddy
Astigmatism, field curvature... Ah... Sigh. No...

Astigmatism, field curvature... Ah... Sigh. No one listens to me... ��
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-17-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 11,473
Posted By teddy
I'm all for tube amps 100% or any amp that is...

I'm all for tube amps 100% or any amp that is point to point - simple designs - 2nd Order Harmonic Distortions seem to add that "magic".

To me, if the lens corrects chromatic aberrations to almost...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-14-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 4,450
Posted By teddy
The reason why I will never get a digital Leica -...

The reason why I will never get a digital Leica - it's obsolete the sooner it gets out of the factory. Like a car - the reason why I never buy I new one... I have bought a new car before, but NEVER...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-09-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By teddy
Very interesting, thanks for sharing. Post some...

Very interesting, thanks for sharing. Post some more!
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-08-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,656
Posted By teddy
Great, thanks Chris for the confirmation too. I...

Great, thanks Chris for the confirmation too. I can be more confident in applying this technique as I've always done.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-08-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,656
Posted By teddy
How about just a simple over exposure by 3 stops?...

How about just a simple over exposure by 3 stops? This works for me using reflective metering, then just over expose by three stops. Does anyone else do that? Hope this helps.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-01-2018
Replies: 93
Views: 7,038
Posted By teddy
Fantastic, thanks for the tips. Will try...

Fantastic, thanks for the tips. Will try Perceptol.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-01-2018
Replies: 93
Views: 7,038
Posted By teddy
Oscar the Paddle Steamer Bell Leica M3, Leitz...

Oscar the Paddle Steamer Bell
Leica M3, Leitz Summaron 35/2.8, Bergger Pancro 400, Green, Rodinal 1:100 @ 60 mins
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/878/40348585265_2e45d3afce_b.jpg

Hay Bales and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-01-2018
Replies: 93
Views: 7,038
Posted By teddy
Hello Erik, how do you find Bergger Pancro 400...

Hello Erik, how do you find Bergger Pancro 400 and your views on it. I like the shadow detail, but I also find it fussy. Lately I developed this film with Rodinal semi stand development, 1:100 @ 60...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-30-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 3,041
Posted By teddy
Nice photos, thanks for sharing! Why don't you...

Nice photos, thanks for sharing! Why don't you try some E6 through the R9 - like Velvia or Provia and show us the results!

I believe in Slide film to show the true power of a lens.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-27-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,303
Posted By teddy
Very nice photos Erik, technically and...

Very nice photos Erik, technically and artistically beautiful. I hope I can one day make some silver prints like these but my life is just too busy right now to get on with that.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-24-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,303
Posted By teddy
Board walk Leica M3, Leitz Summicron 50/3 DR,...

Board walk
Leica M3, Leitz Summicron 50/3 DR, Kodak Tri-X, Orange Filter, Rodinal 1:100 @ 60 mins
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/873/41108194862_3665158546_b.jpg

Fence Post - Long Beach - Robe
Leica...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-05-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 3,344
Posted By teddy
I use Leicas, Rolleiflex, Hasselblads. It's a...

I use Leicas, Rolleiflex, Hasselblads. It's a hobby and the maximum I scan from my Epson 4990 is 8x10. I print my own books, upload to Flickr and print 6x4 photos. It's fine. What's most important...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-03-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 3,642
Posted By teddy
The Xenotar and the Planar are sharp, with great...

The Xenotar and the Planar are sharp, with great tonality, great everything. You can't tell them apart except for colour rendition. The Xenotar is cooler, the Planar is warmer (Zeiss colour). I've...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-27-2018
Replies: 83
Views: 2,296
Posted By teddy
To me high end glass is high resolution, less...

To me high end glass is high resolution, less distortion possible, very controlled (hardly noticeable) chromatic aberrations, tonality, high acute details (macro and micro details) and resolving...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-23-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,623
Posted By teddy
The man wants advice on what gear to buy. That's...

The man wants advice on what gear to buy. That's it.

Well my advice is:

For your M3 get a 50 Summicron, preferably a 50/2DR. Or a Type 3 or 4. Why? Because the DR is a classic suited to the M3,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-16-2018
Replies: 470
Views: 99,328
Posted By teddy
Well, I love Tri-X, but the green sensitivity on...

Well, I love Tri-X, but the green sensitivity on this Adox CMS 20ii has really won me over. I have 1 more roll to expose, and would like to buy more soon. With this film I don't need to use a green...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-15-2018
Replies: 470
Views: 99,328
Posted By teddy
A day at the Adelaide Zoo Leica M2, Leitz...

A day at the Adelaide Zoo
Leica M2, Leitz Summaron 35/2.8, Adox CMS 20ii, Rodinal 1:200, 20 mins @ ISO 6
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/894/40233935395_1313a50196_b.jpg

I've had 4 of these Summarons,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-14-2018
Replies: 470
Views: 99,328
Posted By teddy
Most possibly others camera, exposure,...

Most possibly others camera, exposure, development and scanning technique. Not the lens.

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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-09-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,115
Posted By teddy
I read Ken's analysis. But didn't find anything...

I read Ken's analysis. But didn't find anything hilarious. I wonder what you mean - just out of curiosity...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-01-2018
Replies: 470
Views: 99,328
Posted By teddy
Hello everyone, here are a set of photos from the...

Hello everyone, here are a set of photos from the Summaron 35/2.8. I've been giving it some love and attention. I hope some of you enjoy these.

Old sheds near Lobethal and pears
Leica M3, Leitz...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-31-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 15,110
Posted By teddy
Truly sad. Acros is wonderful with Rodinal and...

Truly sad. Acros is wonderful with Rodinal and stand development... I hope this turns out to be a bad rumour.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-28-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 2,970
Posted By teddy
Yes, well I don't like shooting Velvia with...

Yes, well I don't like shooting Velvia with people looking at the camera or if they are the main subject. Unless they have a role in the landscape, I don't use Velvia. Provia is beautiful and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-28-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 2,909
Posted By teddy
For me the most sentimental is the Zuiko, but all...

For me the most sentimental is the Zuiko, but all of the my favourite

1. Summicron 50/2 DR - beautiful articulate rendering for b&w
2. Summicron 50/2 Collapsible - same as DR just more classic
3....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-23-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 2,970
Posted By teddy
Perhaps the best comment should be - "I can't be...

Perhaps the best comment should be - "I can't be bothered getting correct exposure.." Or - "I can't be bothered carrying a meter." I find the previous comment weird also. I always carry a meter - if...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-22-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 2,970
Posted By teddy
Slide film is real colour I think. I shoot it...

Slide film is real colour I think. I shoot it when it's sunny if I can.

Collapsible Summicron 50/2, Velvia 50 (1998)
https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3837/32583764750_92a906e975_c.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-21-2018
Replies: 145
Views: 7,442
Posted By teddy
Ha ha! I'm sure those who say "I don't care" will...

Ha ha! I'm sure those who say "I don't care" will be buying it anyway. :)
I shoot film - so I like to try everything.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-02-2018
Replies: 59
Views: 3,362
Posted By teddy
I agree about agitation with Rodinal and Pan F...

I agree about agitation with Rodinal and Pan F 50. Even before I developed my first ever film, which was Pan F 50 in 35mm format, I read lots of info before I began. My agitation with Rodinal with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-02-2018
Replies: 59
Views: 3,362
Posted By teddy
Yes, I did see. Very satisfactory image. Pyro is...

Yes, I did see. Very satisfactory image. Pyro is subtle in scan but I like it.
Pentax 67 lenses are amazing.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-02-2018
Replies: 59
Views: 3,362
Posted By teddy
Do you have any examples? Would like to see. :)

Do you have any examples? Would like to see. :)
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-01-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2,288
Posted By teddy
Get your money back from the Lab or a new roll.

Get your money back from the Lab or a new roll.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-01-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 901
Posted By teddy
This is re-assuring. Adelaide sun is bright,...

This is re-assuring. Adelaide sun is bright, bright, bright - I'm using one myself on my M2, hope I like this lens. I think I will by the comments and reputation on this forum.:)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-25-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 7,105
Posted By teddy
Thumbs up Well done! $650 is different to $300, but I must...

Well done! $650 is different to $300, but I must say that it is money well spent. If you look carefully at the images taken by then Summaron 35/2.8 when you develop them and have them on your screen,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-24-2018
Replies: 59
Views: 3,362
Posted By teddy
In regards to getting results from film, I was...

In regards to getting results from film, I was really disappointed when I purchased Fomapan 200. I used D-76 to develop. When I had a look at the negs I was excited, but on scanning, I was so...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-24-2018
Replies: 59
Views: 3,362
Posted By teddy
I agree with x-ray, I've had great results with...

I agree with x-ray, I've had great results with Rodinal and Pan F 50. It's not all bad news. It was the first film I ever developed when I began with film photography. Practice, practice, practice!!!...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-20-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 7,105
Posted By teddy
I admire the Summaron a lot. The best black and...

I admire the Summaron a lot. The best black and white 35mm lens - period.
Colour is good too, but depends what you are trying to achieve.
This lens will cost from $400 to $600 for the Finder (M3)...
Forum: Travel 01-11-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 2,194
Posted By teddy
I agree like some here - just take a 35mm. If you...

I agree like some here - just take a 35mm. If you have the cash - Summicron 35/2 ASPH. Also, why not a Summaron 35/2.8?
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-10-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,588
Posted By teddy
I always get better results when I shoot film....

I always get better results when I shoot film. Take it slow, relax, enjoy the moment. See it - then shoot. And I always get better results when I shoot black and white film with filtration, Y/G and...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-07-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 3,609
Posted By teddy
It's extremely sharp, as good or better than...

It's extremely sharp, as good or better than Leica in image quality. What more could you want? Lots of things of course but you'll love it and realize how good the 35/1.4 is. I just grab mine and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-07-2018
Replies: 363
Views: 25,478
Posted By teddy
My top 5 cameras EVER are cameras that I've...

My top 5 cameras EVER are cameras that I've acquired and actually use for been the greatest:

1. Leica M3: quality, clear viewfinder and ergonomic elegance with superlative optics
2. Leica SL:...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-07-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 3,609
Posted By teddy
I wouldn't hesitate. Great JPG colour, more than...

I wouldn't hesitate. Great JPG colour, more than enough resolution for anything. Lenses are sharp. Does its job.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 01-06-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,644
Posted By teddy
I use the Olympus OM Zuiko 50/1.8 MC, 50/1.4 MC...

I use the Olympus OM Zuiko 50/1.8 MC, 50/1.4 MC and Leitz Summicron R 50/2 II. All are fantastic. No issues. Yes, like mrtoml just said, check the website above.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-05-2018
Replies: 144
Views: 13,246
Posted By teddy
It might be an old dog, but one of the best...

It might be an old dog, but one of the best lenses for black and white photography - period. Many people like to hang on to it.
This old German Shepard is a keeper.

A scene at Charleston
Leica...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-29-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 1,903
Posted By teddy
I think it's underexposure. And lighter areas...

I think it's underexposure. And lighter areas have more density? Should have exposed the faces correctly. Easily done.
Forum: RFF Polls 12-26-2017
Replies: 71
Views: 4,124
Posted By teddy
Done. Nice that I was able to add another film to...

Done. Nice that I was able to add another film to my repertoire - Bergger.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-26-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 962
Posted By teddy
Range finder patch issue sorted - I also use my...

Range finder patch issue sorted - I also use my left eye because it is my strongest eye. It is easier for me to see and more comfortable. I use glasses too. Don't worry if it is "technically and...
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-11-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 3,060
Posted By teddy
Great post. I have a Sony a7. It has more than...

Great post. I have a Sony a7. It has more than enough resolution for anything. I use it up to ISO 800, like in film days. It is plenty sharp with my Leica R, OM Zuiko and Zeiss QBM lenses. I also...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-06-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,194
Posted By teddy
Great photography. I like the 2 last shots. Well...

Great photography. I like the 2 last shots. Well done. Nice colour.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-06-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 3,945
Posted By teddy
I agree on this very much. There's too much pixel...

I agree on this very much. There's too much pixel peeping going on and then I tend to forget about the real thing - photography itself. I use an EPSON 4990 that used to belong to a friend. Scans are...
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-01-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 7,090
Posted By teddy
I love the Fuji XE-1 colours for skin tones. For...

I love the Fuji XE-1 colours for skin tones. For things I like the Sony a7. The a7 has a particular look I think.
From what I see of others examples, the Canon 5D and the M9 are my favourites...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-12-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 4,076
Posted By teddy
I second this. If you find a minty 35/2 Summicron...

I second this. If you find a minty 35/2 Summicron Type 1 - get that instead.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-09-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 5,872
Posted By teddy
The M3 and M2 are supposed to be the simplest,...

The M3 and M2 are supposed to be the simplest, most elegant Leica's. Particularly in their viewfinders.

I have both. I would still love an M6, but I think the M3 and M2 are technically the epitome...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-08-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 5,872
Posted By teddy
Leica for me is all about the look, the rendering...

Leica for me is all about the look, the rendering of the lenses. So, yes. All about the lenses. Then their build and precision. Then I look at the camera. Precision. Nothing like it. I also enjoy...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-09-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2,016
Posted By teddy
Hi there! Yes, I keep both. They are both...

Hi there! Yes, I keep both. They are both special. But my heart is on the Summaron 35/2.8. Better for black and white I think.
Nice photo of the old man.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-09-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2,016
Posted By teddy
I think I got my previous post removed, but I...

I think I got my previous post removed, but I understand why.

Well, here are some of my best Summicron 35/2 Type 1 shots I would like to...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-07-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2,016
Posted By teddy
Very nice shots. :) This is one of the sharpest...

Very nice shots. :)

This is one of the sharpest lenses around. Some people don't like it because it is expensive for the vintage, or it's over priced. Some don't like it because it's hard to get....
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-01-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 2,726
Posted By teddy
Perhaps 99.9% of people don't need the current hi...

Perhaps 99.9% of people don't need the current hi end digital cameras. 99% of my photo gear is film.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-25-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 4,327
Posted By teddy
I agree with your bold points. Well, who ever is...

I agree with your bold points. Well, who ever is a sucker for punishment - let them do whatever they want and shoot sports and wildlife with a hassy, carrying nearly 2 kg or more. Sure! Anything is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-25-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 1,565
Posted By teddy
I've never had a problem. I ask for more...

I've never had a problem. I ask for more photographs of the item. The serial, the condition of blades, focus rings, mechanical plays, etc, etc, etc. If the seller won't answer or don't have returns,...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-19-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,622
Posted By teddy
Very pretty. Theres a tint of pink on all the...

Very pretty. Theres a tint of pink on all the shots. Still, lovely.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-15-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,597
Posted By teddy
Try Tamarkin Camera. My DR Summicron is pristine...

Try Tamarkin Camera. My DR Summicron is pristine - NOT FOR SALE EVER. Paid around $700 Australian around 4 years ago. :D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-10-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,963
Posted By teddy
Great balance in contrast on Pete's photos....

Great balance in contrast on Pete's photos. Lovely.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 08-09-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 2,524
Posted By teddy
I would LOVE a Summaron 35/3.5 - I have the 2.8,...

I would LOVE a Summaron 35/3.5 - I have the 2.8, but a pro would perhaps most likely choose an f2. A 3.5 is possible - ofcourse, anything is possible. Look at the old photo pioneers, but it would be...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 08-09-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 2,524
Posted By teddy
On the good side - nice to see an M camera in a...

On the good side - nice to see an M camera in a movie any time.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 08-09-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 2,524
Posted By teddy
I just can't fathom why movie directors and art...

I just can't fathom why movie directors and art directors or who ever head honchos the art department or the common sense department in movies can't get in your face details like the proper equipment...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 08-09-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 2,524
Posted By teddy
Shooting in the jungle with an M camera and a 3.5...

Shooting in the jungle with an M camera and a 3.5 lens. Come on. Haven't seen the movie yet but, that's funny. Possible but in all practical terms as a pro you would need a fast camera and lens. With...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-01-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 1,789
Posted By teddy
I suspect you live in the land Down Under too? :o

I suspect you live in the land Down Under too? :o
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-31-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 1,789
Posted By teddy
@ Huss and @ roscoetuff: I apprecaite your likes....

@ Huss and @ roscoetuff: I apprecaite your likes. When I saw this scene, I had to act quick. Thanks :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-23-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 1,789
Posted By teddy
I have largely given up on colour negative due...

I have largely given up on colour negative due mostly to the contrast and sharpness of which to my style of photography these days is lacking. Slide film (if you let yourself become content where the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-20-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 2,623
Posted By teddy
You did well. Thumbs up.

You did well. Thumbs up.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-20-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 2,623
Posted By teddy
You're right, for E6 I do exactly that. He will...

You're right, for E6 I do exactly that. He will be fine pointing the meter at the sky - with black and white film.

Here's an example - in South Australia during summer with super bright light which...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-20-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 2,623
Posted By teddy
Just point to the sky using reflective metering....

Just point to the sky using reflective metering. Just remember, if the sky is, lets say a "mid blue", expect it to come out a mid grey. You will be fine pointing the meter at the sky. There's lots of...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-20-2017
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Views: 2,623
Posted By teddy
For black and white, use an Y/G or Orange filter....

For black and white, use an Y/G or Orange filter. Meter the sky if blue. If not meter the ground. For colour, the same.

If your in snow, meter the snow then over expose by 3 stops. The same if...
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-17-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,582
Posted By teddy
The Summicron 35/2 Type 1 is a double gauss...

The Summicron 35/2 Type 1 is a double gauss design with 8 elements. I vouch for it.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-15-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,972
Posted By teddy
Composing with my Rolleiflex for example at the...

Composing with my Rolleiflex for example at the horizon can be tricky specially if in a hurry or not spending enough time rectifying the horizon or any flush or perpendicular lines. Sometimes I make...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-15-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,972
Posted By teddy
I did a wedding 4 months ago with my Hasselblad...

I did a wedding 4 months ago with my Hasselblad 503cx, M3 and M2 Leicas. Only two mistakes out of 390 shots! I was proud of myself.:rolleyes:
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-15-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,972
Posted By teddy
Yeah, spot on. I use a Manfrotto with a Ball...

Yeah, spot on. I use a Manfrotto with a Ball Head. I have thought of a pano to help me with this little problem.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-15-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,972
Posted By teddy
Thanks for the tips. I agree that getting most of...

Thanks for the tips. I agree that getting most of the essentials right first time is the best policy for sure. I do put effort into that. I hate sitting in front of a monitor too; did that for 12...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-14-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,972
Posted By teddy
Yes, I think filtration is essential more so for...

Yes, I think filtration is essential more so for black and white. Colour negatives - hardly, there are some exceptions - like Ektar 100 in some situations. E6, yes.

The only editing I do to my...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-14-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,972
Posted By teddy
I'm with you there Juan. I don't feel good when I...

I'm with you there Juan. I don't feel good when I have to burn and dodge or whatever - other wise it becomes image editing. I was a full time graphics designer for 12 years. I say, take ages to...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-13-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,972
Posted By teddy
Ah! Great - someone listens. Thanks for your...

Ah! Great - someone listens. Thanks for your feedback, and appreciate your comment.

Seriously all the comments here are great to read.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-12-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,200
Posted By teddy
If the Collapsible has no etched haze and minor...

If the Collapsible has no etched haze and minor scratches or if it's perfect I would keep it. If it does have all the above I would sell the Collapsible and keep the Summicron Type 2 (Rigid). Sell...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-09-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,972
Posted By teddy
Film is REAL photography. I don't mean to be...

Film is REAL photography. I don't mean to be philosophical.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-05-2017
Replies: 67
Views: 4,557
Posted By teddy
Leica Summaron 35/2.8 is my favourite... Until I...

Leica Summaron 35/2.8 is my favourite... Until I get my hands on the 3.5 or a Zeiss.

Leica M3, Leitz Summaron 35/2.8

Fomapan...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-01-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 15,950
Posted By teddy
Some blokes here reply about the loading on the...

Some blokes here reply about the loading on the M3/M2 being a drawback... Ok.

Just for some encouragement - I have NEVER had a problem with the loading of an M3. When I got my iiif, that was slow at...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-28-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,747
Posted By teddy
Everything looks good, simple. I'm using Google...

Everything looks good, simple. I'm using Google Chrome on Windows 10. Every time I mouse over the photo displayed I get a confusing "enlarge" icon hover over. That is confusing so just fix that to a...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-22-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,223
Posted By teddy
I can see the bands. I haven't read all the posts...

I can see the bands. I haven't read all the posts here, but this is the limitation of JPG file format. Seems to be jpg artifacts. Post a DNG image and see if the color banding happens again? What...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-13-2017
Replies: 114
Views: 22,458
Posted By teddy
Thumbs up I meter a scene just like you. ;) I expose, say...

I meter a scene just like you. ;)
I expose, say Tri-X at 320, and I tend to get more open even highlights.
But I prefer to expose at 200 ISO.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-12-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 3,627
Posted By teddy
Mmm... I'll be frank. I have often thought and...

Mmm... I'll be frank.

I have often thought and felt the same as you @back alley.

My thoughts are that many here in Range Finder Forum LOVE photography and photographic gear. Many just love the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-06-2017
Replies: 125
Views: 4,911
Posted By teddy
I highly recommend the Summicron Collapsible. It...

I highly recommend the Summicron Collapsible. It is high resolution, low contrast wide open, but at f5.6-f11 is great in contrast. It is a special lens, and a treat for black and white, but don't...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-06-2017
Replies: 125
Views: 4,911
Posted By teddy
A Summicron 50 Type 3 is a good choice between...

A Summicron 50 Type 3 is a good choice between modern and vintage. Great for colour, but a nice balance for black and white.

Summicron 50 DR is a very fine lens, specially for black and white -...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-06-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,603
Posted By teddy
Great examples here. Honestly, unless for...

Great examples here. Honestly, unless for artistic purposes - it's best never to shoot at the sun. There are times when getting flare in the frame is necessary for effect. For most photos, shooting...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-04-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,603
Posted By teddy
I also bought my M2 from Westlicht, and my 50/2...

I also bought my M2 from Westlicht, and my 50/2 DR Summicron - both super clean with no flaws. I live down under. I haven't had my Summicron 35 flare yet. And that scan - looks great. I bet you...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-04-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 2,506
Posted By teddy
I agree with Steve. The Collapsible is lower...

I agree with Steve. The Collapsible is lower contrast lens, great for black and white, but that doesn't stop me from using Velvia and getting super contrast.

Summicron Collapsible and Velvia...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-01-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,603
Posted By teddy
Mmm. Lots of different opinions, mostly around...

Mmm. Lots of different opinions, mostly around price. I got my v1 35/2 Summicron for about $1,500. I also have a Summaron 35/2.8. I bought them from Tamarkin Camera in Chicago. So...

The 35...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-01-2017
Replies: 76
Views: 20,291
Posted By teddy
I have Zeiss, Olympus OM1, and many Leica R and...

I have Zeiss, Olympus OM1, and many Leica R and Leica M lenses. And have used the odd Takumars, Schneider and Fuji FX lenses. I can tell which lens is which just by looking at a photograph. And if I...
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