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Forum: Jason Schneider - The Camera Collector 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 393
Posted By raid
Welcome to RFF. You certainly have the deep...

Welcome to RFF. You certainly have the deep experience in cameras.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 2,827
Posted By raid
Thank you for this tour. Hopefully, plants will...

Thank you for this tour. Hopefully, plants will grow back as fret a few years.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Day Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,464
Posted By raid
I would then sell the lens AS IS.

I would then sell the lens AS IS.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 1 Day Ago
Replies: 118
Views: 5,431
Posted By raid
The view of the wall was so powerful, and this...

The view of the wall was so powerful, and this image captures it well.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Day Ago
Replies: 393
Views: 67,384
Posted By raid
Congratulations! The M9M should be an awesome...

Congratulations! The M9M should be an awesome camera.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Days Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,464
Posted By raid
Send the lens to DAG first. It is worth it. My...

Send the lens to DAG first. It is worth it. My Summicron does not seem to have haze issues. Congrats on this purchase.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 4 Days Ago
Replies: 88
Views: 4,167
Posted By raid
Another very cool camera!

Another very cool camera!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 4 Days Ago
Replies: 88
Views: 4,167
Posted By raid
Is this a 3D MF camera?

Is this a 3D MF camera?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 4 Days Ago
Replies: 88
Views: 4,167
Posted By raid
Very cool looking, Vince! Have fun with it.

Very cool looking, Vince! Have fun with it.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 4 Days Ago
Replies: 88
Views: 4,167
Posted By raid
I used F 11 or 16 with my Lubitel, and I guessed...

I used F 11 or 16 with my Lubitel, and I guessed the distance. Focusing was not really easy.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 4 Days Ago
Replies: 88
Views: 4,167
Posted By raid
My first TLR was a lubitel. Each image had a...

My first TLR was a lubitel. Each image had a screw shown on its negative. I was never able to figure out where in the camera this screw was getting into each picture. It was the Lada of all TLR...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 4 Days Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 3,531
Posted By raid
Keeping a camera inside a bag with desicant may...

Keeping a camera inside a bag with desicant may (maybe!) dry out the camera too much.
Forum: RFF Polls 5 Days Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 1,891
Posted By raid
I use a lens hood so that I do not need to use...

I use a lens hood so that I do not need to use any filters.
Forum: RFF Polls 5 Days Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 1,891
Posted By raid
I always use a lens hood on my lenses. Why not?

I always use a lens hood on my lenses. Why not?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 5 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 444
Posted By raid
https://photos.smugmug.com/D700-Tamron-3580FEB2020...

https://photos.smugmug.com/D700-Tamron-3580FEB2020/i-Htvsz3j/0/777172d5/X4/img6-X4.jpg


https://photos.smugmug.com/D700-Tamron-3580FEB2020/i-GhrH5gW/0/124b8766/X4/img7-X4.jpg


https://photos.smugmug...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 5 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 444
Posted By raid
https://photos.smugmug.com/D700-Tamron-3580FEB2020...

https://photos.smugmug.com/D700-Tamron-3580FEB2020/i-8Jt383p/0/018c1543/X4/img2-X4.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/D700-Tamron-3580FEB2020/i-KZv9sQp/0/5a60ba23/X4/img3-X4.jpg


https://photos.smugmug....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 5 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 444
Posted By raid
Was the PEN FT better sealed? I have an FT....

Was the PEN FT better sealed? I have an FT. Humidity can lead to corrosion.
This zoom is very well built and it is very sharp. I usually favor prime lenses over zooms, but this zoom is a really good...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 5 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 444
Posted By raid
Hi Peter. My favorite macro lens is a manual...

Hi Peter. My favorite macro lens is a manual focus Tamron 90/2.5. Come to think of it, I could’ve used it with the D700.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 6 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 444
Posted By raid
Thank you for your personal story, Tim. This...

Thank you for your personal story, Tim. This place grows on you after living here for a while.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 6 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 444
Posted By raid
Thank you Tim. I drove carefully though the...

Thank you Tim. I drove carefully though the fog.!
By the way, can you see the Pelican in the first image? It is flying on the right third.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 6 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 444
Posted By raid
Vertical...

Vertical...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 6 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 444
Posted By raid
Thank you Gerry. The fog was essential .

Thank you Gerry. The fog was essential .
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 6 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 444
Posted By raid
Nikon D700+ Tamron 35-80: Fog and Water

A week ago I took my Nikon D700 with the (excellent) zoom lens, a Tamron 35-80 SP to Joe Patti's Seafood outlet in Pensacola. It was a morning with dense fog. Here is what I managed to get in 35...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,186
Posted By raid
Thanks for the stories, Cal.

Thanks for the stories, Cal.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 571
Posted By raid
My favorite set-up for travel has been M+50/1.4,...

My favorite set-up for travel has been M+50/1.4, M+351.4. No lenses get changed.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 571
Posted By raid
I prefer small prime lenses. Zooms can be large...

I prefer small prime lenses. Zooms can be large and heavy. It may take some getting used to, but in the end, primes win.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,186
Posted By raid
Can you tell us how your M10 broke down? In which...

Can you tell us how your M10 broke down? In which ways?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 834
Posted By raid
I have a feeling that the 35/1.7 was a CV "super...

I have a feeling that the 35/1.7 was a CV "super lens".
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 834
Posted By raid
For most cases (for me), I need max aperture 2.0....

For most cases (for me), I need max aperture 2.0. In rare cases I need a 1.4 aperture.
In extremely rare cases do I need a max aperture of 1.2.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,186
Posted By raid
I may be waiting for this specific type of camera...

I may be waiting for this specific type of camera to get out, Cal. On the other hand, I want to enjoy life and I want to have fun with a new camera now. :D
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 834
Posted By raid
There is also the Made in China replica of the V1...

There is also the Made in China replica of the V1 Summicron 35/2. Also an interesting lens.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 2,287
Posted By raid
My only DSLR is a Nikon D700. I have a Nikkor...

My only DSLR is a Nikon D700. I have a Nikkor 50/1.4 (AI'd) for it, plus several Tamron lenses with a Nikon adapter.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 1 Week Ago
Replies: 170
Views: 25,475
Posted By raid
Yes, it is an awesome image by RHL.

Yes, it is an awesome image by RHL.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 1 Week Ago
Replies: 170
Views: 25,475
Posted By raid
This morning there was dense fog in Pensacola. I...

This morning there was dense fog in Pensacola. I left home early with a Nikon D700 and a Tamron 35-80/2.8 SP, plus my iPhone. I took photos with the D700 until " I had it all" captured. Then I used...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,637
Views: 91,053
Posted By raid
Not yet, Huss, not yet! In 2000 years, things...

Not yet, Huss, not yet! In 2000 years, things will be different.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 1 Week Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 2,329
Posted By raid
I also have an M3 and a an M6. Very cool film...

I also have an M3 and a an M6. Very cool film cameras. I also have the 35mm Summicron.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 1 Week Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 2,329
Posted By raid
I am actively using an M8 (once repaired) and an...

I am actively using an M8 (once repaired) and an M9 (its third sensor in place). Both cameras work fine now. I am not fooling myself to believe that either M I own will last for another ten years....
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 1 Week Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 1,756
Posted By raid
Good for you, Godfrey.

Good for you, Godfrey.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 227
Views: 6,524
Posted By raid
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3565/U3565I1581789060.SEQ.2.jpg
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 1 Week Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 1,756
Posted By raid
How sensitive to X-ray is peel film?

How sensitive to X-ray is peel film?
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 1 Week Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 1,756
Posted By raid
Maybe I should consider bringing with me the Land...

Maybe I should consider bringing with me the Land 250 and the M9 only. It would force me to use the film.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 1 Week Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 2,329
Posted By raid
Getting a clean M10 for $4500 is not a bad deal...

Getting a clean M10 for $4500 is not a bad deal now.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 1 Week Ago
Replies: 131
Views: 9,273
Posted By raid
I am using film locally.

I am using film locally.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 1 Week Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 2,329
Posted By raid
This is the price for having a slim looking...

This is the price for having a slim looking camera that resembles a film camera while DSLRs look very bulky. Is this the main reason for Leica dying earlier?
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By raid
Way to go! Congratulations on the article.

Way to go! Congratulations on the article.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 1 Week Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 1,756
Posted By raid
Lovely looking images, but such an attachment...

Lovely looking images, but such an attachment looks bulky. Are you OK with it?
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 1 Week Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 1,756
Posted By raid
I still have my Land 250 and about 20 packs of...

I still have my Land 250 and about 20 packs of film for it. I am waiting for a special occasion to use this last film.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 1 Week Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 2,329
Posted By raid
Leica recently refurbished M9 cameras and sold...

Leica recently refurbished M9 cameras and sold them for $3000. with warranty.
I would get a used M10. Cameras get old.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,637
Views: 91,053
Posted By raid
Many flights to and from China have been...

Many flights to and from China have been canceled.
We will have to wait 1-2 additional months in my estimate.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,637
Views: 91,053
Posted By raid
I am also not worried about the lens...

I am also not worried about the lens characteristics. I also have not received an invoice yet.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,637
Views: 91,053
Posted By raid
Did you send payment? The original may have less...

Did you send payment?

The original may have less contrast, and the images may appear less sharp.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 131
Views: 9,273
Posted By raid
I dislike such situations where you do not know...

I dislike such situations where you do not know beforehand what your treatment will be like at the airport. :(
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 131
Views: 9,273
Posted By raid
Photographers who mainly shoot film need to fight...

Photographers who mainly shoot film need to fight for their rights to carry film across the world. In my own case, I use both types, so I do not mind carrying digital cameras and sometimes one film...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 131
Views: 9,273
Posted By raid
Use a digital camera for trips in which you must...

Use a digital camera for trips in which you must take airplane flights. This is what I suggest.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,637
Views: 91,053
Posted By raid
Do images from the original V1 35/2 Cron show...

Do images from the original V1 35/2 Cron show same issue?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,637
Views: 91,053
Posted By raid
No panic here. It seems to be a reasonable...

No panic here.
It seems to be a reasonable expectation to get feedback on this issue.
No panic :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,637
Views: 91,053
Posted By raid
This is a very important issue for maintaining...

This is a very important issue for maintaining the high confidence in this lens and the replica project.

I hope that Kevin is paying attention to it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7,544
Views: 3,871,112
Posted By raid
I have been recently rediscovering my Pentax...

I have been recently rediscovering my Pentax lenses, including a Pentax-M 50/1.4 in M mount. I just love the images from this lens.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7,544
Views: 3,871,112
Posted By raid
I once compared the 43/1.9 with the Summicron-C...

I once compared the 43/1.9 with the Summicron-C 40/2. I could not detect any observable differences, but I did not make any prints. Both lenses are superb lenses.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,204
Posted By raid
I am content with taking photos the way I like to...

I am content with taking photos the way I like to do, and this happens to be possible quite well with ISO160~400 most of the time. It is an amazing technological achievement to have such high ISO...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7,544
Views: 3,871,112
Posted By raid
It is a relatively "rare" lens too.

It is a relatively "rare" lens too.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7,544
Views: 3,871,112
Posted By raid
I own such an LTM version of the Pentax 43mm/1.9....

I own such an LTM version of the Pentax 43mm/1.9. It is a very good lens.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,204
Posted By raid
I can see the usefulness of high ISO photography...

I can see the usefulness of high ISO photography for sports with long lenses, as Robert has said above. I do not anymore do such photography, though. I like to play with the available light outdoors...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,637
Views: 91,053
Posted By raid
Kevin said that the finder could be ordered later...

Kevin said that the finder could be ordered later on, I think.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,637
Views: 91,053
Posted By raid
I hope that there is no lens design error in the...

I hope that there is no lens design error in the way the lens elements have been placed.
Forum: Other RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By raid
For $200 on...

For $200 on ebay:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Voigtlander-310-49-Hood-for-Prominent-22-/282856610372

For...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,637
Views: 91,053
Posted By raid
In old times, film sensitivity was very low. I...

In old times, film sensitivity was very low. I once had a LF lens 362mm with max aperture 1.66. The lens was huge. The camera was used during WWII. Film sensitivity may have been ISO 10 then.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,204
Posted By raid
Oh well; I am still mostly using ISO 160. What am...

Oh well; I am still mostly using ISO 160. What am I missing?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,637
Views: 91,053
Posted By raid
It could be that Leica was focusing on indoor...

It could be that Leica was focusing on indoor photography for journalists where shooting wide open was a requirement. Try using f8.
Forum: Other RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By raid
I use "any lens hood" on my Nokton.

I use "any lens hood" on my Nokton.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 205
Views: 11,946
Posted By raid
WOW! What a surprise postcard this must be! I...

WOW! What a surprise postcard this must be! I forgot if I participated in Post Card #9.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 611
Posted By raid
Brian left this forum. I have several lenses that...

Brian left this forum.
I have several lenses that he found/crafted for me. Each lens is unique and very special.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,637
Views: 91,053
Posted By raid
It is most likely something that happened in the...

It is most likely something that happened in the file uploading to Flickr or similar issue. I once had a similar problem, but DAG identified it as a lens element inside the Canon 50/1.2 LTM having...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,637
Views: 91,053
Posted By raid
What does this all imply about the lens? Was it...

What does this all imply about the lens? Was it the scan or the lens or the camera?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,637
Views: 91,053
Posted By raid
Now is the time to be hearing good news about the...

Now is the time to be hearing good news about the process of lens orders and delivery. The replica lens is obviously an excellent lens overall.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,637
Views: 91,053
Posted By raid
I would mostly use 8~11 with Nikon or Canon SLR...

I would mostly use 8~11 with Nikon or Canon SLR lenses in the years when I was using SLRs.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,637
Views: 91,053
Posted By raid
After seeing his presentation, I started to use...

After seeing his presentation, I started to use lenses wide open more often than I had been doing in past years. I got the 35/1.4 at the same time as the 75/1.4, and both lenses were my first...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,637
Views: 91,053
Posted By raid
Not really, as he was giving us a tour through...

Not really, as he was giving us a tour through the history of Leica lenses and their designs. It was not just about his lenses, I recall. His talk was "Tradition and Innovation".
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,637
Views: 91,053
Posted By raid
I love some of the images that I have taken with...

I love some of the images that I have taken with my M9 and the 35/1.4 pre-asph. The colors come out looking pastel. I usually try using aperture 2.0 before 1.4 becomes a requirement. Once, Peter...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,637
Views: 91,053
Posted By raid
I have a pre-asph Summilux 35/1.4, and I find its...

I have a pre-asph Summilux 35/1.4, and I find its performance challenging when used wide open, but I view it also as its charm. It is a special lens. I do not own an asph version of it, but from the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,034
Posted By raid
I have two Rigid Summicrons and a DR. This lens...

I have two Rigid Summicrons and a DR. This lens is such a good lens. I got my first with my M3.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,034
Posted By raid
As you have made us gotten used to your beautiful...

As you have made us gotten used to your beautiful B&W images, Erik!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,637
Views: 91,053
Posted By raid
The details are awesome in this image. Hopefully...

The details are awesome in this image. Hopefully it is the lens that is doing it, but most likely, the M10 and image size play a role here.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,637
Views: 91,053
Posted By raid
Thank you Ed for the write-up and Kevin for the...

Thank you Ed for the write-up and Kevin for the sharing with us here.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 772
Posted By raid
Robert Blu has such a Summaron. His images look...

Robert Blu has such a Summaron. His images look great.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By raid
I have a Nikon D700 and a Leica M8. The M8 is...

I have a Nikon D700 and a Leica M8. The M8 is more fun to use and the Leica optics that I own are better than the Nikkor 50/1.4 that I use with the D700. Sorry, but this is my comparison. The images...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 3,191
Posted By raid
I was just wondering about the love for a...

I was just wondering about the love for a Nikkormat!
I still own a Nikkormat and an F2. I agree with your collective assessment.
These cameras were built very well. The glass used was most...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,637
Views: 91,053
Posted By raid
Thanks for this additional test, Ed I expected...

Thanks for this additional test, Ed
I expected such findings.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 147
Views: 8,234
Posted By raid
There is an SL for sale today for $2300. Would...

There is an SL for sale today for $2300.
Would you prefer the M240 over the SL?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,637
Views: 91,053
Posted By raid
I expect to find images to be very similar in...

I expect to find images to be very similar in quality for the original and the replica. I give a small edge to the replica.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 611
Posted By raid
Brian Sweeney once told me that he needed to open...

Brian Sweeney once told me that he needed to open up the lens to make sure that it was a genuine Zeiss ltm. He also told me that I may not like to know what he finds.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 3,191
Posted By raid
Why would you favor a cheap Nikkormat over the...

Why would you favor a cheap Nikkormat over the awesome F2AS?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,637
Views: 91,053
Posted By raid
Several years ago I traded away my 35mm Summicron...

Several years ago I traded away my 35mm Summicron V1 (M2 model) and I kept the goggled Summicron which I still own. The replica will replace the lens that I traded away.
Forum: RFF Polls 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,992
Views: 1,791,487
Posted By raid
As a first step I have taken out my camera bag!...

As a first step I have taken out my camera bag!
I replaced the 50mm Summicron on my M8 with 75mm Summilux.
The rest will be fate:)
Forum: RFF Polls 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,992
Views: 1,791,487
Posted By raid
There are so many options on what to do this...

There are so many options on what to do this weekend, so why am I watching TV!?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,637
Views: 91,053
Posted By raid
There is no need to rush things. The lens will...

There is no need to rush things. The lens will eventually get to us.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 3,191
Posted By raid
I use my F2 like a rangefinder camera, with the...

I use my F2 like a rangefinder camera, with the Nikkor 2.1cm/4 and mirror lock-up.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 769
Posted By raid
I still use mostly my M8 and M9 cameras.

I still use mostly my M8 and M9 cameras.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,637
Views: 91,053
Posted By raid
Thanks to the maker and you. I will make sure to...

Thanks to the maker and you. I will make sure to keep this lens in good shape after I receive it.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,637
Views: 91,053
Posted By raid
I use my iphone for discrete street photography....

I use my iphone for discrete street photography. This lens looks great in any of the three types of finish,
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,637
Views: 91,053
Posted By raid
Yes, there are "Coca Cola People" and "Pepsi...

Yes, there are "Coca Cola People" and "Pepsi People", and they do not like each other! :D
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
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I recall Kevin saying that the brass finish lens...

I recall Kevin saying that the brass finish lens is coated to prevent oxidization. I hope that I understood him correctly.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 3 Weeks Ago
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I hope this is a fact.

I hope this is a fact.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
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Traditionalists will favor the chrome or black...

Traditionalists will favor the chrome or black finish. I view the replica lens as being special. It deserves the brass finish.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 3 Weeks Ago
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Views: 3,531
Posted By raid
How will you protect the M9 next against humidity...

How will you protect the M9 next against humidity and another broken sensor?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 3 Weeks Ago
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Views: 769
Posted By raid
This is bad news indeed.

This is bad news indeed.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 3 Weeks Ago
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Views: 769
Posted By raid
Ouch! This may set you back $1000 or more.

Ouch! This may set you back $1000 or more.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
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Thanks! Us "brass lens people" need to stick...

Thanks! Us "brass lens people" need to stick together in the face of attacks made by "chrome lens people" and "black lens people"!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
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I have many Leica lenses in chrome and many...

I have many Leica lenses in chrome and many non-Leica lenses in black. I do not yet own any lens in brass finish. The time has come to change this fact! I count on seeing few lenses made in brass...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
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I like the brass finish. This is against most...

I like the brass finish. This is against most views here.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
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Hey guys! Stop hinting at not buying the brass...

Hey guys! Stop hinting at not buying the brass finish lens! It looks kinda cool. Right?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 530
Posted By raid
There exist many excellent 50mm RF lenses at...

There exist many excellent 50mm RF lenses at prices of $400 or less. The J-8 50/2 is an excellent lens that usually does not require any shimming while the J-3 often does. The Canon 50/1.8 is a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
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Yes, we are discussing the second replica. maybe...

Yes, we are discussing the second replica. maybe we can build up a whole stable of replicas! :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:cool::eek:
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
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I got no such bouncing, aizan.

I got no such bouncing, aizan.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
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Posted By raid
In past discussions there were many other lenses...

In past discussions there were many other lenses suggested as the next lens to be replicated, but Kevin was clear about "it" being the Nocti 50/1.2 and no other.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
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We don't know yet the asking price for the 50/1.2...

We don't know yet the asking price for the 50/1.2 once it has been produced. It will be "much more expensive" than the Cron replica.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
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You are smart! I kept my name out of it. I will...

You are smart! I kept my name out of it. I will try to use again some feature of the next lens (50/1.2) when we get one. Maybe ... BKH-KING ?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
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This would not be good for a resale one day....

This would not be good for a resale one day. Instead, use $2500$cron.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
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Very unique choice! hope that very few people...

Very unique choice!
hope that very few people chose the brass finish.
:D
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
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Posted By raid
Replicron? Amazicron? RaidCron?

Replicron?

Amazicron?

RaidCron?
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 3 Weeks Ago
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Views: 1,756
Posted By raid
FP100C costs $100-$150 a box!

FP100C costs $100-$150 a box!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
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Posted By raid
My lens will display 8ELEMENTS. I had thoughts on...

My lens will display 8ELEMENTS. I had thoughts on changing it to something else.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7,544
Views: 3,871,112
Posted By raid
M3+Hologon 16mm; M9+Rigid Summicron 1957;...

M3+Hologon 16mm; M9+Rigid Summicron 1957; M8+Rigid Summicron 1958. My M3 is a single stroke with a serial number slightly less than 1 million. I have the Leica receipt with QC check....
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By raid
What Paul has said. New Orleans is a...

What Paul has said. New Orleans is a photographer's gold mine.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 2,976
Posted By raid
I checked out my two rigid Summicron 50mm lenses....

I checked out my two rigid Summicron 50mm lenses. One was produced in 1957 and the other in 1958. They appear to have been built solidly. They certainly are...
Forum: RFF Polls 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,992
Views: 1,791,487
Posted By raid
I took some photos locally with my M8 and M9...

I took some photos locally with my M8 and M9 yesterday. Today is not yet a photography day for me.

How does your weekend look like?
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By raid
I line your self portrait. How good is the iPhone...

I line your self portrait.
How good is the iPhone 11 for photography?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By raid
I took some photos this morning with the M8 and...

I took some photos this morning with the M8 and the Nokton 50/1.5 for the Prominent.

At the Farmer's...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
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Views: 1,673
Posted By raid
Congratulations Michael. Looks like a great lens.

Congratulations Michael. Looks like a great lens.
Forum: Leica SL 3 Weeks Ago
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Views: 2,309
Posted By raid
I don't know yet, Robert. I will have with me a...

I don't know yet, Robert.
I will have with me a new lens. As for a new camera, who knows! :D
Forum: Leica SL 3 Weeks Ago
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Views: 2,309
Posted By raid
Not really; now I am debating whether to get an...

Not really; now I am debating whether to get an "old" M10 or SL.
Forum: Leica SL 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 2,309
Posted By raid
Helen: I am not ready for a 40MP+ digital...

Helen: I am not ready for a 40MP+ digital adventure! Yes, the SL for $2500 is a bargain indeed. It is however not an M.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 2,976
Posted By raid
These are beautiful, Helen. It does not seem to...

These are beautiful, Helen.
It does not seem to matter which lens you happen to be using.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
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Posted By raid
Of course you are right!

Of course you are right!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
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Posted By raid
This is one of my favorite images. ...

This is one of my favorite images. ...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
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Posted By raid
I own a J8. I have a second J8 with 18 aperture...

I own a J8. I have a second J8 with 18 aperture blades.
The SL2 costs $6500 with an M adapter.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 2,976
Posted By raid
You are right. Thanks! I see many details listed...

You are right. Thanks!
I see many details listed there. Many many .....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
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Posted By raid
Type 4 is favored by many Summicron users as the...

Type 4 is favored by many Summicron users as the "Bokeh King", I think. It seems (based on the postings in this thread) that all Summicron 50mm lenses are very good lenses overall. A V5 Cron sells...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
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Views: 2,976
Posted By raid
This should be helpful,...

This should be helpful, Robert:

https://www.kenrockwell.com/leica/50mm-summicron-comparison-table.htm
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
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Views: 2,976
Posted By raid
Thanks for the posted images to Erik and Kevin...

Thanks for the posted images to Erik and Kevin ......
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
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Posted By raid
I dared to have a 50mm lens comparison between...

I dared to have a 50mm lens comparison between over 20 lenses. RFF members mailed me their precious (valuable!) lenses to Pensacola. Roland helped a lot with the side by side images . He pointed out...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 2,976
Posted By raid
Thanks for all the feedback. I am now quite...

Thanks for all the feedback.

I am now quite convinced to keep using the Rigid Summicron. By the way, I have a DR and CV 50/1.1 and 1.5 and many other fine 50mm lenses . It is Leica 50mm lenses that...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
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Posted By raid
The DR is identical to the Rigid Summicron. It...

The DR is identical to the Rigid Summicron. It has close focus capabilities and there used to exist a rumor that “ the best glass Leica had”!was used on it.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
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Posted By raid
I may just get a made in China 50/1.2 replica....

I may just get a made in China 50/1.2 replica. Maybe my old rigid Summicron is good enough.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 2,976
Posted By raid
There is a v5 Summicron for sale. It is titanium...

There is a v5 Summicron for sale. It is titanium finish.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 2,976
Posted By raid
I line this comment! I feel pretty much the same...

I line this comment! I feel pretty much the same way as my mist modern Leica 50mm lens is a rigid Summicron. I am curious if later versions really are much better somehow.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
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Posted By raid
It costs more than $2000. This happens to be my...

It costs more than $2000.
This happens to be my budget now.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 2,976
Posted By raid
Summicron 50mm M

Which version would you buy?
Is the Rigid Summicron inferior to more modern versions?
Which is your favorite Summicron M 50mm ?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
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Posted By raid
Are you about to post images here?

Are you about to post images here?
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 528
Posted By raid
All photos look good to me. I wish they were...

All photos look good to me. I wish they were larger though. I clicked on the arrows to move forward.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 2,400
Posted By raid
Congratulations on the lens and using it.

Congratulations on the lens and using it.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 2,400
Posted By raid
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3565/U3565I1579550671.SEQ.0.jpg

I recently posted here a thread on using the original...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 185
Views: 12,163
Posted By raid
Godfrey: I am thinking of taking along my Land...

Godfrey: I am thinking of taking along my Land 250 Polaroid Camera. Is it "too heavy" or is it fragile for occasional bumps during flights? What are your experiences with using Polaroid cameras on...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 185
Views: 12,163
Posted By raid
I wouldn't worry much about crimes during a trip....

I wouldn't worry much about crimes during a trip. Being reasonably cautious and careful is sufficient in most places. I take with me two cameras, each with one lens that stays put on that camera...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
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Posted By raid
I support this venture, and I hope that we will...

I support this venture, and I hope that we will see a carefully planned and executed process of additional lenses and lens types over the coming few years,.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
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Posted By raid
Patience is the key here.

Patience is the key here.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
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Posted By raid
I have decided to use my replica during my summer...

I have decided to use my replica during my summer travels for an extensive use of this lens on my M9. I get maximum exposure to a chosen lens when I use it in a long trip, day in - day out.
Forum: RFF Polls 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,992
Views: 1,791,487
Posted By raid
What is your chosen method for changing DNG files...

What is your chosen method for changing DNG files to B&W JPG files?
I must be using very basic methods myself for doing such conversions.
Forum: RFF Polls 4 Weeks Ago
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Posted By raid
I still need to decide what to do...

I still need to decide what to do “photographically “ this weekend.
Are you editing your latest images from the Alps?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-24-2020
Replies: 55
Views: 11,658
Posted By raid
Isn't the Tower 35 of the same quality as the...

Isn't the Tower 35 of the same quality as the corresponding Nicca or are there documentations on major differences?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-24-2020
Replies: 1,637
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Posted By raid
The shown lenses look beautiful to me. WOW! Some...

The shown lenses look beautiful to me. WOW! Some display " 8-ELEMENT" on the front. I wonder what each lens displays. Is there a record on what has been written so far on the front of the ordered...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-24-2020
Replies: 1,637
Views: 91,053
Posted By raid
I hope to see soon my brass finish lens...

I hope to see soon my brass finish lens too.
Happy Chinese New Year, Kevin.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2020
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By raid
The Hologon is different in that it does not...

The Hologon is different in that it does not distort any part of the image when used on a film camera. It does not give the standard very wide angle look. On an M8, I get a 21mm view, while on an M3...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2020
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By raid
The small lens size is one of the most important...

The small lens size is one of the most important factors for buying Leica, CV, or Zeiss lenses.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-21-2020
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By raid
I have the G 45/2 both in G mount and also in M...

I have the G 45/2 both in G mount and also in M mount. It is a good lens.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-21-2020
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By raid
I had DAG convert a Zeiss G 16mm/8 Hologon to...

I had DAG convert a Zeiss G 16mm/8 Hologon to Leica M with RF coupling. I also have bought a Zeiss G 45mm/2 that someone at RFF converted from G to M mount with full RF coupling. He used Hawks...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-20-2020
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Posted By raid
Thank you for the confirmation, Kevin.

Thank you for the confirmation, Kevin.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-20-2020
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Posted By raid
My brass lens is within the first batch. Right?

My brass lens is within the first batch. Right?
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-20-2020
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Posted By raid
Great information. Where is Roland.

Great information. Where is Roland.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-20-2020
Replies: 80
Views: 2,052
Posted By raid
I followed your thought process, Cal. I...

I followed your thought process, Cal. I understand what you meant to say here,
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-20-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By raid
Thanks. What did you pay for the adapter? It will...

Thanks. What did you pay for the adapter? It will also work with the Ultron 50/2.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-20-2020
Replies: 60
Views: 2,034
Posted By raid
My M3 came to me with a Rigid Summicron. They...

My M3 came to me with a Rigid Summicron. They seem to form the classic set for M3 with 50mm lens. I may have obtained 10-15 additional 50mm RF lenses over the years. There is no real all time...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-20-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By raid
https://photos.smugmug.com/NoktonProminent5015M8/i...

https://photos.smugmug.com/NoktonProminent5015M8/i-pSKvDWT/0/89c92af6/X3/L1002644-X3.jpg


https://photos.smugmug.com/NoktonProminent5015M8/i-kxjMvSL/0/1d2e99da/X3/L1002631-X3.jpg

https://photos.smug...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-20-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By raid
https://photos.smugmug.com/NoktonProminent5015M8/i...

https://photos.smugmug.com/NoktonProminent5015M8/i-JLsD2Gr/0/a14e9501/X3/L1002649-X3.jpg


https://photos.smugmug.com/NoktonProminent5015M8/i-sHvF4r2/0/ac6ba624/X3/L1002648-X3.jpg


https://photos.smu...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-20-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By raid
https://photos.smugmug.com/NoktonProminent5015M8/i...

https://photos.smugmug.com/NoktonProminent5015M8/i-R3bJxRX/0/176c2717/X3/L1002655-X3.jpg


https://photos.smugmug.com/NoktonProminent5015M8/i-wKc9CzC/0/94e2e595/X3/L1002656-X3.jpg


https://photos.smu...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-20-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By raid
I took yesterday some photos at the beach with...

I took yesterday some photos at the beach with the Nokton and the M8.

https://photos.smugmug.com/NoktonProminent5015M8/i-9d8TcnD/0/76fd17ae/X2/L1002658-X2.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-20-2020
Replies: 785
Views: 181,021
Posted By raid
https://photos.smugmug.com/NoktonProminent5015M8/i...

https://photos.smugmug.com/NoktonProminent5015M8/i-9d8TcnD/0/76fd17ae/X2/L1002658-X2.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-20-2020
Replies: 36
Views: 3,176
Posted By raid
I also use a 20mm Russian finder.

I also use a 20mm Russian finder.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-19-2020
Replies: 131
Views: 9,273
Posted By raid
The phone camera could be the digital camera here...

The phone camera could be the digital camera here (as a back-up).
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-19-2020
Replies: 31
Views: 1,452
Posted By raid
I will check out my Canon 35/2 to see if it is...

I will check out my Canon 35/2 to see if it is "old" or "new" model.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-19-2020
Replies: 131
Views: 9,273
Posted By raid
I would play it safe and use film plus digital.

I would play it safe and use film plus digital.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-19-2020
Replies: 275
Views: 7,300
Posted By raid
This reborn thread made me today recharge the...

This reborn thread made me today recharge the battery for my D700. It will be ready for use again.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-19-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 6,553
Posted By raid
Not really. The cost makes it easy for me to look...

Not really. The cost makes it easy for me to look to alternatives. If I do not make prints, practically any camera is OK. :cool:
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-19-2020
Replies: 36
Views: 3,176
Posted By raid
Helen: It is easier to find suitable 21mm lenses...

Helen: It is easier to find suitable 21mm lenses for film cameras than lenses for digital cameras, as you know. I like the Canon 19mm 3.5 ltm and also the 20mm 4 Rokkor that I use with an ltm...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-19-2020
Replies: 36
Views: 3,176
Posted By raid
Kent: let us know how you view your lens and...

Kent: let us know how you view your lens and images from it on a digital camera.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-19-2020
Replies: 1,637
Views: 91,053
Posted By raid
A replica of the 50/1.2 will not cost $8000. Will...

A replica of the 50/1.2 will not cost $8000. Will it? :bang::cool::D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-19-2020
Replies: 275
Views: 7,300
Posted By raid
Peter, I view the D700 as a very reliable camera,...

Peter, I view the D700 as a very reliable camera, and I can see myself traveling with this camera and using one or two lenses only. I need to first dig out whatever Nikkor lenses I own, and then...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-18-2020
Replies: 275
Views: 7,300
Posted By raid
My Nikkor lenses are limited and they non AI....

My Nikkor lenses are limited and they non AI. Still. some are available these days as AI at low cost. A 24mm lens would be perfect for me to get next.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-18-2020
Replies: 275
Views: 7,300
Posted By raid
My Nikkor 50/1.4 was AI'd, and it works well on...

My Nikkor 50/1.4 was AI'd, and it works well on the camera.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-18-2020
Replies: 275
Views: 7,300
Posted By raid
Hi Peter. I find the yellow dot in focus...

Hi Peter. I find the yellow dot in focus confirmation to be accurate and very useful.
Forum: RFF Polls 01-18-2020
Replies: 2,992
Views: 1,791,487
Posted By raid
Very interesting! I was unaware of such...

Very interesting! I was unaware of such migrations.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-17-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 6,553
Posted By raid
That's another $3000 for a good work station to...

That's another $3000 for a good work station to match the MP power of the M10 Monochrom.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-17-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 6,553
Posted By raid
No. I have two work stations, but one is at my...

No. I have two work stations, but one is at my office and one at home but is outdated.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-17-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By raid
This lens is a wonderful portrait lens, in my...

This lens is a wonderful portrait lens, in my opinion. It is sharp enough but is not too sharp for a portrait lens. It is very well...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-17-2020
Replies: 2,992
Views: 1,791,487
Posted By raid
Nobody has posted about any weekend activities...

Nobody has posted about any weekend activities for 3 weeks. Maybe it is my fault.

I will try to reach the reach to take some photos this weekend.
What are your plans for this weekend?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-17-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By raid
50mm 1.5 Nokton (for Prominent) on Leica M8

I once in a while use my Prominent mount Nokton 50mm 1.5 on the M8, using an Amedeo adapter Prominent-to-M. I did not adjust the image files for contrast or similar things. I used the software...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-17-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 6,553
Posted By raid
Is this camera “$2295 better” than an SL2? Is it...

Is this camera “$2295 better” than an SL2?
Is it $5500 better” than an SL?

(Still thinking this over)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-16-2020
Replies: 2,016
Views: 312,113
Posted By raid
This is a very sharp lens. I have used it on a m...

This is a very sharp lens. I have used it on a m 4/3 camera with internal stabilization. Any lack os sharpness seen here was my fault with hand held photography at night and wide open lens.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-16-2020
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Posted By raid
Thank you David. I love using old lenses.

Thank you David. I love using old lenses.
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