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Forum: RFF News 05-03-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 6,531
Posted By roundg
Hi, Michael, Glad to hear that you are going to...

Hi, Michael,

Glad to hear that you are going to get yours. My order just arrived yesterday and they are in very high quality and elegant.

BTW, I put one on my MDa to which a SA21 is permanently...
Forum: RFF News 04-27-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 6,531
Posted By roundg
Hi, RFF buddies, I just put order for 2 Tom A...

Hi, RFF buddies,

I just put order for 2 Tom A softies. And from the email of Tuulikki, I heard there are still few available. So be quick to grab before they are finally sold out.

Cheers,
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-12-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1,065
Posted By roundg
Don't rotate the lens when full collapses into...

Don't rotate the lens when full collapses into the body.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-12-2017
Replies: 68
Views: 6,974
Posted By roundg
Hi, Raid, the lens is sharp enough to my eyes...

Hi, Raid,

the lens is sharp enough to my eyes and contrast is not high and not that vivid in color. you can't use filter on that lens, filter will add slight dark corner on the pictures, but not a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-12-2017
Replies: 68
Views: 6,974
Posted By roundg
canon 25mm F3.5 works very good on M9.

canon 25mm F3.5 works very good on M9.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-11-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 50,366
Posted By roundg
I just saw the news and really shocked. The...

I just saw the news and really shocked. The previous latest new I read months ago was his reply in some thread that he was recovering from a back injury.

It's a really sad news. Tom has replied my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-04-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 10,639
Posted By roundg
there is one M-A in local with very attractive...

there is one M-A in local with very attractive price.

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/pho/5945742201.html

but you need to check it by yourself.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-21-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 5,995
Posted By roundg
let's see when you purchase a second phone camera...

let's see when you purchase a second phone camera as back up, as you did it several times before.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-17-2016
Replies: 2,125
Views: 589,535
Posted By roundg
No, IMHO, the modern black painting and plastic...

No, IMHO, the modern black painting and plastic knob are not good match to original leica.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-08-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,637
Posted By roundg
I have used many different leather strap from...

I have used many different leather strap from cheap one to high end like Luigi.

Among them, my favorite is Gordy's, which has the perfect hardness after several weeks use. Some other straps are...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-08-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,637
Posted By roundg
Matt, you have a very beautiful SBL bag.

Matt, you have a very beautiful SBL bag.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-23-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,105
Posted By roundg
It's normal and it's a great lens on film and...

It's normal and it's a great lens on film and digital. No color shift at all on my M9.

But be careful to use a filter. A filter can easily generate dark corner in the pictures.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-05-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,195
Posted By roundg
The IIIG need a SYOOM.

The IIIG need a SYOOM.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-05-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By roundg
IIIG accepts the same Leicavit as IIIC and IIIF....

IIIG accepts the same Leicavit as IIIC and IIIF. The type number is SYOOM.

But you may need to get the Leicavit adjusted to aligned with the IIIG's advance action, otherwise you may need two stroke...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-26-2015
Replies: 120
Views: 13,528
Posted By roundg
M-Rokkor 40 is not a cheap lens. A J-8 is.

M-Rokkor 40 is not a cheap lens. A J-8 is.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-31-2014
Replies: 385
Views: 64,969
Posted By roundg
I am using a M9 now and quite happy with it.You...

I am using a M9 now and quite happy with it.You must know it's limitation and what you should expect.

It's a real rangefinder and I can use it in the same style as my film leicas --- that's the most...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-13-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 847
Posted By roundg
Canon VI-L with E.P mark, is it rare?

Hi, buddies,

I just purchased a Canon VI-L with the E.P mark, While I find almost all the VI-L pictures online are non-E.P version.

The E.P mark is on the cold...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-13-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,195
Posted By roundg
Hi, friends. Thanks for all the suggestion.i will...

Hi, friends. Thanks for all the suggestion.i will check with them.

BTW, anyone know a Canon VI-L but with E.P. mark? is it a rare version?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-12-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,195
Posted By roundg
Pls recommend a repairman for Canon VI-L

Hi, buddies,

I just purchased a Canon VI-L and am thinking to have it serviced to back to top working condition.

Could u pls suggest a good repairman working on Canon RF in US?

Millions of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-27-2014
Replies: 2,125
Views: 589,535
Posted By roundg
wow, shake hands. And the IF is so pretty with...

wow, shake hands. And the IF is so pretty with the Nikko.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-22-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 5,163
Posted By roundg
M3 -- the ICON M5 -- the best refined camera...

M3 -- the ICON

M5 -- the best refined camera Leica ever designed and made

M7 --- AE
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-15-2014
Replies: 2,125
Views: 589,535
Posted By roundg
I have something...

I have something similar

http://www7.xitek.com/forum//pics/201409/285/28551/28551_1409764201.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-15-2014
Replies: 2,125
Views: 589,535
Posted By roundg
http://www7.xitek.com/forum//pics/201409/285/28551...

http://www7.xitek.com/forum//pics/201409/285/28551/28551_1409895481.jpg

My IF and IIIG
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-03-2014
Replies: 1,345
Views: 393,105
Posted By roundg
should be the new 21/3.4 asph

should be the new 21/3.4 asph
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-22-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,147
Posted By roundg
I would go to a Canon 25mm /3.5. I tested on my...

I would go to a Canon 25mm /3.5. I tested on my M9, no color shift and quite good quality at F8-11.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-14-2014
Replies: 200
Views: 22,231
Posted By roundg
Silver M5 is one of the most beautiful cameras...

Silver M5 is one of the most beautiful cameras human ever made. I bought a sliver one after a black one.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-14-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 4,391
Posted By roundg
900 is a good price for a Rd1 in such condition....

900 is a good price for a Rd1 in such condition. Congratulations!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-11-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 3,165
Posted By roundg
If it was a cheap generic one, I would have done...

If it was a cheap generic one, I would have done the same DIY fix. But it's a branded item and 3 times as expensive as a generic one.

Ironically, I used to have several generic adapters. While...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-11-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 3,165
Posted By roundg
Some following up 1. I returned the item to...

Some following up
1. I returned the item to Adorama. Their service is very good.
2. I also emailed to Metabones to report the problem I encountered. They replied me after 1 day and offered a change...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-08-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By roundg
I agree with you that no point to fake a If with...

I agree with you that no point to fake a If with selftimer to fetch a premium price.

On the other hand, I never see a If with ST before.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-08-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By roundg
or it's a modified IF from a IIIC, IIIF body?

or it's a modified IF from a IIIC, IIIF body?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-08-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By roundg
Leica If with a Selftimer?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Leica-If-Red-Dial-screw-L-mount-35mm-rangefinder-camera-made-in-1956-010704-/131283230775?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e91172037

I just found this camera on ebay. I never...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-07-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 3,165
Posted By roundg
Warning! be careful on the Metabones L39 to leica M with 6 bit adapter!

I put the topic here instead of in the Accessory category because I want to warn more digital M user to avoid this terrible product.

To be able to use my Elmar 50mm LTM on my M9 and not leave the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 4,373
Posted By roundg
I saw the ebay auction and remembered that I saw...

I saw the ebay auction and remembered that I saw same auction sometime ago.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-21-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,594
Posted By roundg
unless they can reduce the body thickness

unless they can reduce the body thickness
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-21-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,449
Posted By roundg
DAG service M5 as well.

DAG service M5 as well.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 08-07-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,658
Posted By roundg
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.5.w4002-...

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.5.w4002-6233328282.79.xefZl8&id=4263523167

I use this one on my M5. It's a lit bit shorter, that u can not sling cross the body. Otherwise it's perfect.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-24-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,006
Posted By roundg
Dear Benny, Thank you so much for the detailed...

Dear Benny,

Thank you so much for the detailed information. Especially I have never heard about the cut out version with coding area.

Thanks again.

Cheers,
Robin
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-24-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,006
Posted By roundg
any problem to leave the M9's lens detection sensor exposed to light?

I am mounting a LTM lens with the original Leica 5cm ltm->M adapter on my M9. Because of the cut out on the adapter, the lens detection sensor on the mount is not fully covered by the adapter.

I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-18-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 3,030
Posted By roundg
It's a pleasure to read the story. I purchased...

It's a pleasure to read the story.

I purchased one lens from his several months ago on Ebay. The item has been very honestly and accurately described. Definitely I won't hesitate to do business with...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-01-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 3,467
Posted By roundg
tes it's normal. try call Don instead.

tes it's normal. try call Don instead.
Forum: RFF Polls 01-16-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 4,067
Posted By roundg
if AF speed is not the most important thing for...

if AF speed is not the most important thing for you, FUJI should be the best --- best quality line of lens and best build-in JPEG processing.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-13-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 4,633
Posted By roundg
Dear Paul, Thanks for the information. I will...

Dear Paul,

Thanks for the information. I will check it. on the other hand, my Exchange Messenger never give me any problem on protection. Here we are in city, the gears don't need the heavy...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-12-2014
Replies: 400
Views: 136,223
Posted By roundg
Dear Raid, As I remember that Erwin Puts...

Dear Raid,

As I remember that Erwin Puts reviewed the first version of CV50/1.5 and compared with Summilux Pre-A. The nokton wins marginally especially at the corner (due to the asph element I...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-12-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 4,633
Posted By roundg
Te BB E looks great. I am using Lowepro message...

Te BB E looks great. I am using Lowepro message exchange for the same purpose. --- a cheap but very handy bag. My only complains on the lowepro are 1) need some protection, 2) need better material....
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-02-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,878
Posted By roundg
do u really do wide angle and need the prime...

do u really do wide angle and need the prime quality? same question as, do you really do macro and need the prime quality? If not, you can replace them with the Zoom.

For me, a ZOOM plus one big...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-02-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 2,320
Posted By roundg
Dear Friends, I received two very detailed reply...

Dear Friends,

I received two very detailed reply from Rick on my questions. It's really the top quality of service and so impressive.

I finally ordered 6608. And here are some really nice...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-01-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 2,320
Posted By roundg
Dear Dan, Thanks. I think I will get a 6603 with...

Dear Dan,

Thanks. I think I will get a 6603 with the split image. My Rollei will really enjoy the new year gift for him (it).

Cheers,
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-01-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 2,320
Posted By roundg
Dear Knox, Thanks for the useful information. I...

Dear Knox,

Thanks for the useful information. I just sent an email to Rick.

Regards,
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-01-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 2,320
Posted By roundg
Dear Knox and Dan, Thanks for your great help....

Dear Knox and Dan,

Thanks for your great help. You are right, I should check with Rick on the question.

and Dan,

One more question. Is the split image useful on Rollie? or you still use the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-01-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 2,320
Posted By roundg
Please recommend a pattern of Rick Oleson's screen for my Rolleiflex MX-EVS

Hi, friends,

I am thinking of purchase a Rick Oleson's focus screen for my Rolleiflex Automat Type 5 ("MX-EVS").

http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-175.html

I would like to know from your...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-05-2013
Replies: 7,411
Views: 3,778,699
Posted By roundg
OMG, a button M2 in like new condition. Really...

OMG, a button M2 in like new condition. Really amazing. I always think a great condition M2/3 is more sexy than a modern MP.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-30-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,906
Posted By roundg
I shot Summicron 35mm 6element on my XE1. THe...

I shot Summicron 35mm 6element on my XE1. THe picture is excellent. I didn't see the so called "foggy" on my pitures.

The lens has an UV on.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-29-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,765
Posted By roundg
for a long period of time, my complete set up for...

for a long period of time, my complete set up for travel is 24/2.8, 50/1.4 and 100/2.5. I never felt that I need any other lens (although at that time, I have all the prime lens of minolta --16mm...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-29-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,765
Posted By roundg
100/2.5 is a very good lens. you may try its...

100/2.5 is a very good lens. you may try its little brother --100/3.5 too.

I used to own them all.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-28-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 4,513
Posted By roundg
you may like billinghams or not like it. But it's...

you may like billinghams or not like it. But it's the best value for money at this price range. Many hi-end bags are much more expensive and offer nothing more or better than a Billingham.

The only...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-27-2013
Replies: 77
Views: 4,836
Posted By roundg
Hi, Joe, I may need to join your class if I...

Hi, Joe, I may need to join your class if I decide to move to Canada. Just kidding. All the best.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-20-2013
Replies: 133
Views: 22,465
Posted By roundg
you may also google that many people love M5 to...

you may also google that many people love M5 to death. My understanding is 90% of the people who hate M5 never get a chance to play with a M5. They just view the online photos, "wow, what a big ugly...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-12-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,520
Posted By roundg
I used my summilux 50/1.4 on M5 most of the time.

I used my summilux 50/1.4 on M5 most of the time.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-11-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,410
Posted By roundg
It's too big for RF or Mirror less cameras.

It's too big for RF or Mirror less cameras.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-29-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,610
Posted By roundg
Pls refer to lowepro or thinktank's module system

Pls refer to lowepro or thinktank's module system
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-28-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 4,513
Posted By roundg
wow, the leather version is almost twice the...

wow, the leather version is almost twice the price as the canvas one. frankly speaking, for the price, I am more willing to get a Sanddleback bag if they were not that heavy.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-23-2013
Replies: 69
Views: 5,429
Posted By roundg
oh, I don't even know that 27 has already been...

oh, I don't even know that 27 has already been out. BTW, using a Softrelease button on XE1 is really unnecessary.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-17-2013
Replies: 96
Views: 7,007
Posted By roundg
I voted. Some really nice capture.

I voted. Some really nice capture.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-08-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 6,034
Posted By roundg
maybe the 35/2 canon is the best you can get in...

maybe the 35/2 canon is the best you can get in optical performance in a compact size body. CV35/1.7 too long for me.

canon 35/1.5 is a big and good lens, but u'd better check whether you are fine...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-24-2013
Replies: 400
Views: 136,223
Posted By roundg
The groove looks too narrow and shallow for a...

The groove looks too narrow and shallow for a clamp on shade. at the same time, a clamp on shade won't be cheap.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-20-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 3,806
Posted By roundg
My main machines are two M5, but I keep a IIIF or...

My main machines are two M5, but I keep a IIIF or IIIG all the time.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-19-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,838
Posted By roundg
u should keep the Summilux. THe E43 performs very...

u should keep the Summilux. THe E43 performs very well on digital body.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-13-2013
Replies: 102
Views: 35,524
Posted By roundg
Low contrast, low resolution and prone to flare...

Low contrast, low resolution and prone to flare is the character of the lens. So don't waste your time to looking for a really mint copy and expect something different (as I ever did).

IMHO, Sonnar...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-22-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,020
Posted By roundg
they are identical in hardware. Leica tunes the...

they are identical in hardware. Leica tunes the FW slightly. But basically they are the same unless u want to pay more.

for me, no point to get the leica version.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-03-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 4,399
Posted By roundg
this is a good lens. I did some compare test...

this is a good lens. I did some compare test recently on one copy with very clean glass. the following are some center crop. Wild open shows low contrast but F2.8 sees good improvement. Wild open...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-29-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 11,596
Posted By roundg
don't expect too much from the elmar 35. It's a...

don't expect too much from the elmar 35. It's a lovely small lens, but the resolution is poor and the the IQ out of the center drop very fast. It's also very prone to flare.

On all aspects, the LTM...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 04-16-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 5,204
Posted By roundg
cycling in SH about 17 years ago. I usually rode...

cycling in SH about 17 years ago. I usually rode from Xujiahui to Shanghai Zoo and tried to make it as fast as I can --- about 15min, really crazy.

I like the second pic most, glad to see there is...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-10-2013
Replies: 2,125
Views: 589,535
Posted By roundg
wow, a real black beauty.First time I see a black...

wow, a real black beauty.First time I see a black SBOOI.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-10-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,321
Posted By roundg
If you don't have the experience or right tools,...

If you don't have the experience or right tools, don't DIY. replacing the curtain is not that expensive, around 100USD (At Youxin Ye). it would make the final total cost still below 200USD -- sweet...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-08-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,067
Posted By roundg
Cle with 40 is sufficient. You may add either one...

Cle with 40 is sufficient. You may add either one wider or tele lens depends on your taste. These days I am using a 35 90combo.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-06-2013
Replies: 7,411
Views: 3,778,699
Posted By roundg
Voigtlander 21mm is brighter but has higher...

Voigtlander 21mm is brighter but has higher distortion.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-05-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,537
Posted By roundg
You should sell the m2 . As it's much easier to...

You should sell the m2 . As it's much easier to buy a m2 back than a iiig.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-25-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,716
Posted By roundg
glad to see it turned out to be a smooth deal....

glad to see it turned out to be a smooth deal. The summicron itself is worth more than what you paid. Congratulations! I am a big fan for collapsible Summicron.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-25-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,360
Posted By roundg
Noctilux is much harder to find than a Summilux....

Noctilux is much harder to find than a Summilux. Also 28/50 combo is more versatile than 35/50. If u feel the Noct is too heavy for everyday carry, you can always add a Elmar-m 50/2.8 anytime,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-22-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 673
Posted By roundg
Hi Bill, Thanks for the kind reply. I read from...

Hi Bill,

Thanks for the kind reply.

I read from some article that Leica intentionally made the DOF center arrow off an angle from the 12 o'clock postion on LTM body for easy read. When this...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-21-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 673
Posted By roundg
Of coz the lens is in corrct locked positon.

Of coz the lens is in corrct locked positon.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-21-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 673
Posted By roundg
HELP! misaligned Summicron Collapsible?

I just got my Summicron Coll from Service and found the dot indicating the aperture and the triangle indicating the center of the depth of view are not aligned. I never notice it before, but on my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-21-2013
Replies: 7,411
Views: 3,778,699
Posted By roundg
A chrome M7 is a very neat and sexy camera.

A chrome M7 is a very neat and sexy camera.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-12-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,562
Posted By roundg
IF fuji can come out 1) X-pro2 or Xe -2 by adding...

IF fuji can come out
1) X-pro2 or Xe -2 by adding the digital split image focusing, it can attract many M lens user to upgrade from M8 or other EVIL.
2) a full frame -- people will hesitate between...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-12-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,562
Posted By roundg
It says that X-M1 is an entry level rather than...

It says that X-M1 is an entry level rather than dedicated camera for leica glasses. While Fuji definitely has the capability to develop such a camera, I can't see any reason or they have the resource...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-10-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,019
Posted By roundg
You can check with Youxin Ye. He did some very...

You can check with Youxin Ye. He did some very nice job to remove the haze in my Rigid Summicron.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-06-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,266
Posted By roundg
V4 is an overall better lens.

V4 is an overall better lens.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-05-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,160
Posted By roundg
This one is in my watch list. Yes, it's a quite...

This one is in my watch list. Yes, it's a quite complete setup.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-04-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,614
Posted By roundg
Leica may consider their X1/X2 as the digital...

Leica may consider their X1/X2 as the digital version of the screw mount If.

I completely agree with you. And M8/9 just too fat to feel right.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-04-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,266
Posted By roundg
2.8 is a better lens than 3.5. but at 5.6, they...

2.8 is a better lens than 3.5.

but at 5.6, they are very close. I have both lens and keep both.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-03-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 911
Posted By roundg
it's a very good deal for the 7SII. normally a...

it's a very good deal for the 7SII. normally a black one goes for 250USD.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-26-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,989
Posted By roundg
Crocodile leather can last much longer than calf...

Crocodile leather can last much longer than calf leather. but any normal leather can last longer than the digital camera itself.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-18-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,043
Posted By roundg
M-Rokkor 40mm has 40.5 filter thread, the filter...

M-Rokkor 40mm has 40.5 filter thread, the filter or third party hood are nothing difficult to find.

The original rubber hood of the Rokkor may not easy to find and rubber does age. on the other...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-05-2013
Replies: 7,411
Views: 3,778,699
Posted By roundg
this is something really stunning.

this is something really stunning.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-05-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,419
Posted By roundg
canon 35/2.8 is a very good lens even wide open.

canon 35/2.8 is a very good lens even wide open.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-31-2013
Replies: 400
Views: 136,223
Posted By roundg
no need to guess. It's should be identical to...

no need to guess. It's should be identical to current LTM CV50/1.5
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-31-2013
Replies: 400
Views: 136,223
Posted By roundg
THe LTM version originally were prices at 359USD...

THe LTM version originally were prices at 359USD at cameraquest when it's released. Now cameraquest is selling some old stock at USD799.

Considering all the factors including the inflation in these...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-31-2013
Replies: 400
Views: 136,223
Posted By roundg
Thank Tom A. for the updates. Glad that it's not...

Thank Tom A. for the updates. Glad that it's not a limited edition lens (I think they should make some LE screw mount though. Can u send the message to the Cosina team?)

now the question left is...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-31-2013
Replies: 400
Views: 136,223
Posted By roundg
hope it's not limited edition version. I will buy...

hope it's not limited edition version. I will buy the chrome one.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-29-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,959
Posted By roundg
2500 for a non full frame lens? not for me.

2500 for a non full frame lens? not for me.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-24-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 975
Posted By roundg
They are maybe two of the best lens that Canon...

They are maybe two of the best lens that Canon made. 35/1.5 is soft wide open. But it's powerful in low light and the color is beautiful.

50/1.4 is quite close to an early summilux...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-23-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 4,277
Posted By roundg
IMHO, I think Luigi just inherit the way he cut...

IMHO, I think Luigi just inherit the way he cut and make the case from the film camera time. While his method is perfect for film cameras, he may need to consider re-design for new digital cameras. I...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-23-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 4,163
Posted By roundg
Fuji's roadmap just can't catch up with our Joe's...

Fuji's roadmap just can't catch up with our Joe's pace.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-22-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,306
Posted By roundg
I had this lens before. Its resolution is poor...

I had this lens before. Its resolution is poor really. For sharp pic, u need to go to least F5.6. But it produced some of my best pictures in low light.

And the building quality is exceptional good...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-22-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,287
Posted By roundg
any Rf made in Japan in 1960 easily surpass the...

any Rf made in Japan in 1960 easily surpass the quality of these rare cameras.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-22-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,287
Posted By roundg
I don't think these camera has any high...

I don't think these camera has any high collection value. They are rare because they are not successful in market and low performance.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-21-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 4,277
Posted By roundg
it's common with Luigi's case design. I won't...

it's common with Luigi's case design. I won't call it's a defect but it's designed to be. the top on the LCD cut can't be too narrow especially the part under the VF, if u are using the thick leather...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-19-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 768
Posted By roundg
which Amedeo adpter for my contax 50 sonnar 1.5 lens?

I just bought a contax RF 50mm 1.5 sonnar and plan to use it on my leica bodies. Here are some questions,
1) if I buy the adapter for Contax rangefinder 39mm Leica Screw Mount adapter, may I use it...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-16-2013
Replies: 76
Views: 26,353
Posted By roundg
if you check the pic I uploaded early, it's...

if you check the pic I uploaded early, it's exactly a Ver 3 on the Xe1 with the Fuji adapter. No problem at all.

if you don't need the adapter's build in lens adjustment, you can use any 3rd party...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-15-2013
Replies: 76
Views: 26,353
Posted By roundg
Agree. It's very close now. Sadly that XE1/Xpro1...

Agree. It's very close now.

Sadly that XE1/Xpro1 can't be upgrade to the digital split image focusing via firmware. The feature need the build in phase detection in CMOS. But hope (and I think they...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-09-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,306
Posted By roundg
I think the price could make a happy deal for...

I think the price could make a happy deal for someone. I used to have one copy of the lens before. Low resolution wide open and even step down to F4. But I took several very pleasing pictures with...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-08-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 3,192
Posted By roundg
1/1.7. very disappointing

1/1.7. very disappointing
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 814
Posted By roundg
yes it's a good price for a later 3 lug version.

yes it's a good price for a later 3 lug version.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-03-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 3,082
Posted By roundg
I never put more than 2 body into my hadley pro....

I never put more than 2 body into my hadley pro. It's not a bag to carry to heavy items.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-01-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 2,282
Posted By roundg
agree, it's definitely the best camera of the...

agree, it's definitely the best camera of the year. Fully replace my R-D1.
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-26-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 26,353
Posted By roundg
Thanks. This a version 3, Canada Summciron 35mm....

Thanks. This a version 3, Canada Summciron 35mm. It's a stellar performer and And its current price is still affordable.
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-25-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 26,353
Posted By roundg
Here is the happy ending of the story. I got a...

Here is the happy ending of the story. I got a X-E1 with the Fuji M adapter 1 week ago. I use only Leica lens on it and find it's a real pleasure to use. OK it doesn't have the peaking and even the...
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-16-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,934
Posted By roundg
Yes, when you press the button, the page should...

Yes, when you press the button, the page should appear.No special setting or configure required.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-28-2012
Replies: 7,411
Views: 3,778,699
Posted By roundg
Not only the look, they feel fat in hands too.

Not only the look, they feel fat in hands too.
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-25-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 26,353
Posted By roundg
I use the 21mm SA, which is a good reason for me...

I use the 21mm SA, which is a good reason for me to move to GXR. But I prefer a build in EVF. That's why I didn't put it into the list.



I am using R-D1. It's not very that persuasive to me to...
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-22-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 26,353
Posted By roundg
Thanks for all the inputs, my friends. Here is my...

Thanks for all the inputs, my friends. Here is my current situation and my thinking.

What I need is a digital camera which can be used seamlessly with my film M. I am using R-D1 with my film Ms, and...
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-21-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 26,353
Posted By roundg
Using Leica M lens, X-Pro1/XE-1 or NEX6/7?

I am thinking of using a EVIL for my leica lens. Which one is the better pick? I would like to listen to your advice. I think the IQ of these cameras are at the same level, then how about the easy of...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-05-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 9,753
Posted By roundg
I laughed when read the press release. Clearly I...

I laughed when read the press release. Clearly I won't buy any products from a kid.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 10-11-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,062
Posted By roundg
Youxin Ye fixed one of my base plate having the...

Youxin Ye fixed one of my base plate having the similar issue. He mentioned that he use a different screw to make sure the ring stay in the right position. U may check with him.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-08-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,064
Posted By roundg
It's a good lens. I sold mine because 1)it's too...

It's a good lens. I sold mine because
1)it's too big
2) its building is not as rigid as a Leica

but for the price, u can't complain.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-08-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,089
Posted By roundg
Yes, the lens works fine on M8

Yes, the lens works fine on M8
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-07-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 4,111
Posted By roundg
I have done several deal with them. No problem...

I have done several deal with them. No problem and always smooth.

Obvious they set price on high end and pls check the pic carefully as they rate their items optimically. But they don't cheat or...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-04-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 10,243
Posted By roundg
Vote for the Konica. They are 1 level above CV...

Vote for the Konica. They are 1 level above CV lens in design and build.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-01-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 6,966
Posted By roundg
Unless you plan to use the Barnack for its...

Unless you plan to use the Barnack for its compact size that is a II or III with a elmar 50/3.5 or 35/3.5, a M body is always a much better choice for shooting. A M is the same size as my IIIG with...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-28-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3,100
Posted By roundg
Around USD500 for a VG 2nd one in today's market.

Around USD500 for a VG 2nd one in today's market.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-27-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 6,966
Posted By roundg
$450 to 500 is able to fetch a IIIF/C plus a...

$450 to 500 is able to fetch a IIIF/C plus a elmar/Summitar 50 on ebay. But most of these camera and lens need a CLA (approximate 100-200USD).
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-17-2012
Replies: 135
Views: 72,851
Posted By roundg
It‘s too big to block the VF of RD1?

It‘s too big to block the VF of RD1?
Forum: Sony RX Series 09-16-2012
Replies: 104
Views: 19,253
Posted By roundg
No for me, but clearly it's a YES for Joe. Joe...

No for me, but clearly it's a YES for Joe.

Joe will buy one very soon after it come out, then sell it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-09-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 5,793
Posted By roundg
Is a MDa price so expensive now?

Is a MDa price so expensive now?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-06-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,001
Posted By roundg
29USD must include the insurance fee. Nothing...

29USD must include the insurance fee. Nothing wrong with that.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-02-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,441
Posted By roundg
Excellent dynamic range and film look. I love the...

Excellent dynamic range and film look. I love the pictures.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-02-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,359
Posted By roundg
1 month turn over with lens repair in DAG

Just received an Email from Don that my lens is ready. Wow, only one month after I sent the lens out from Singapore.

Last time he told me that he need 3 weeks to get the lens serviced. So he meet...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-20-2012
Replies: 7,411
Views: 3,778,699
Posted By roundg
A 3 lug chrome M5! a really beauty. I know it,...

A 3 lug chrome M5! a really beauty. I know it, that why I have one black and one chrome M5.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-16-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,425
Posted By roundg
It really depends on who is the painter. If it is...

It really depends on who is the painter. If it is a high quality job especially if it was handled by a known expert, I expect the price should be higher than an original one.

From your pic, the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-16-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3,323
Posted By roundg
21-35-50, that will be my pick. On a full frame,...

21-35-50, that will be my pick. On a full frame, u really should make full use of the wide angle.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-15-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 12,052
Posted By roundg
keep the CV40/1.4

keep the CV40/1.4
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-15-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,852
Posted By roundg
Pity, your thread is 2 days late. I would swap...

Pity, your thread is 2 days late. I would swap with you if it was two days ago. Now I have a 1350USD bill to pay.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-15-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,852
Posted By roundg
I have a black version E43. I prefer a silver...

I have a black version E43. I prefer a silver chrome lens as all my other leica are all silver chrome, although most of my bodies are black. So I bought another silver E43 here two days ago.

Maybe...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-01-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 2,913
Posted By roundg
Thank you so much for the inputs. Now I am...

Thank you so much for the inputs. Now I am confident to order from them.

Thanks again.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-01-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 2,913
Posted By roundg
Anyone buy from Freestyle Photographic Supplies before?

I am thinking to order some file from Freestyle Photographic Supplies , but they never reply my inquiry submitted via their website's contact form. Anyone had experience with them before? Are they...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-29-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,895
Posted By roundg
I will go for the 35mm metal CV finder, which is...

I will go for the 35mm metal CV finder, which is better and cheaper.

I spent very long time to find a CV mini finder several month ago, but sold it immediately after I recieved it. The distortion is...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-22-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 7,910
Posted By roundg
Don't agree. 1) if I need a body to mount my...

Don't agree.
1) if I need a body to mount my other lens, why bother to spend 7K uSD? I have dozens of avaible bodies.
2) close focus? If I need it, I will go for a SLR.

A leica M is not designed to...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-09-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 12,951
Posted By roundg
OMD, I was thinking of exact same thing when just...

OMD, I was thinking of exact same thing when just reading the title.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-05-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,388
Posted By roundg
I could be wrong. But I don't think the IIIF...

I could be wrong. But I don't think the IIIF casing can fit a IIIG, which is taller.

I don't have the IIIG casing, but saw some online. They are obviously different.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-25-2012
Replies: 117
Views: 10,481
Posted By roundg
f2 is fast enough for me, but a 2.5 or 2.8 is...

f2 is fast enough for me, but a 2.5 or 2.8 is not enough.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-21-2012
Replies: 242
Views: 40,719
Posted By roundg
It arrived yesterday. so 6 months after I put the...

It arrived yesterday. so 6 months after I put the order.

The product itself is great and Morgan wrote an apologize message in the invoice paper included in the envelop. For me, it's a good gesture.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-16-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,396
Posted By roundg
Go for the 28,then u won't worry about framing on...

Go for the 28,then u won't worry about framing on the rd 1 if u don't like an external vf.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-14-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,532
Posted By roundg
Thanks all my friends. I just found a right one...

Thanks all my friends. I just found a right one for the Canon. Lovely.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-13-2012
Replies: 3,801
Views: 316,038
Posted By roundg
A Tessina automatic 35

A Tessina automatic 35
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-13-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,532
Posted By roundg
Thanks for all the kind help.

Thanks for all the kind help.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-13-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,532
Posted By roundg
I tried on ebay, but can't find the exact...

I tried on ebay, but can't find the exact original cap for the lens now. I am not sure whether this one can...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-13-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,532
Posted By roundg
Replacement cap for canon 35mm F1.5 48mm size?

Hi,

I am very happy with my canon 35/1.5 lens, but it needs a front cap. I need to use the original canon 48mm slim UV on the lens. so common clip-in lens cap doesn't apply.

Any good suggestion for...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-11-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 3,487
Posted By roundg
Joe, a question, how do you frame for a 90mm lens...

Joe, a question, how do you frame for a 90mm lens on Rd1? using an external VF?
Forum: Olympus RF 06-11-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 953
Posted By roundg
Thanks, my friends. I think I will get this...

Thanks, my friends. I think I will get this camera serviced.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-11-2012
Replies: 242
Views: 40,719
Posted By roundg
I am still waiting for the leather of RD1 which I...

I am still waiting for the leather of RD1 which I ordered last Dec. ....
Forum: Olympus RF 06-11-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 953
Posted By roundg
need suggestion on 35RD

I just picked up a 35RD with defect for about 25USD. It has

1)jammed Shutter, which should be the known issue
2) slight focus in the lens, should be able to removed
3) missing the plastic part of...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-11-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 3,487
Posted By roundg
I should be wrong. I used to have a Summaron with...

I should be wrong. I used to have a Summaron with haze which generate similar pic feel. But maybe your pic showed the real light condition, not the haze.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-10-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 3,487
Posted By roundg
does the lens have some haze or just flare?

does the lens have some haze or just flare?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-07-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,349
Posted By roundg
Oh, thank for the information.

Oh, thank for the information.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-07-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,349
Posted By roundg
forgive me, but it's the first time that I heard...

forgive me, but it's the first time that I heard about a fat elmar 90/4.What's it?
Forum: Travel 06-06-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 3,984
Posted By roundg
Interesting, How do you manage to shoot so many...

Interesting, How do you manage to shoot so many pic in North Korea? And I like the processing result of these pictures. Remind me of the pic in Chinese magazine of 1970's.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-06-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 4,968
Posted By roundg
1+ vote for the CV75mm VF. It's the best you can...

1+ vote for the CV75mm VF. It's the best you can find for the money.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-04-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 5,290
Posted By roundg
last time I have chance to buy one at around...

last time I have chance to buy one at around USD400 with its hood. But the lens has serious wobble problem. I quit and never regret for it. I won't buy a lens that I have no confidence on its...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-03-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 8,053
Posted By roundg
if you want to use your lens in the same way as...

if you want to use your lens in the same way as with a M6, M8/9/RD1 is your only choice.

No matter how good Xpro/NEX/X100/OMD can handle MF lens, they are just for fun. It's not the native working...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-02-2012
Replies: 1,721
Views: 436,644
Posted By roundg
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/2577/U2577I1338655971.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-02-2012
Replies: 1,721
Views: 436,644
Posted By roundg
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/2577/U2577I1338655696.SEQ.0.jpg

I love the CV28/3.5 on R-D1.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-31-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 719
Posted By roundg
HU: Canon 35/1.5 with P body, 799 BIN on ebay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-P-35mm-Rangefinder-Camera-with-Canon-35mm-f-1-5-Lens-/221039162162?pt=Film_Cameras&hash=item3376f5f332#ht_500wt_1112

no relationship to the seller. Just for someone may...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-31-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,137
Posted By roundg
Exact same track. I sold my Nokton and keep my...

Exact same track. I sold my Nokton and keep my Summilux 2. Of coz, 3years ago, Summilux V2 is still very affordable.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-28-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,137
Posted By roundg
BTW, I sold my CV50 long ago and never look back....

BTW, I sold my CV50 long ago and never look back. It's a good lens, but too big and not rigid build.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-28-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,137
Posted By roundg
it all depends on whether you need the extra...

it all depends on whether you need the extra speed. If not, the IQ and signature from this two lens have no difference.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-28-2012
Replies: 7,411
Views: 3,778,699
Posted By roundg
very beautiful set up. You don't need anything...

very beautiful set up. You don't need anything more really.:D
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-23-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 8,437
Posted By roundg
I recently upgraded my G1 to an Olympus EP2....

I recently upgraded my G1 to an Olympus EP2. While I love the camera, I still think it's a suffer of using my leica glasses with an adapter on it. I'd better stick with the lovely RD1.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-17-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,808
Posted By roundg
I used the adapter on my 50/1.5. It can't screw...

I used the adapter on my 50/1.5. It can't screw in all the way. It's quite tight and leave a space.

But on my lens, the space is narrow than what's shown in your pic.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-13-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 848
Posted By roundg
Dear David, Thanks for the input. It's the first...

Dear David,

Thanks for the input. It's the first time I learn that the early 90mm and 135mm are also tansitional like first version of Summicron 35mm and summaron 35. Will check it next time when I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-13-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 848
Posted By roundg
Is this real? 90 Elmarit F2.8 Type 1 now worth 800+?

I bought and sold the same version of this lens around 250-300USD 3 years ago. And today i visit the very helpful website http://www.antiquecameras.net/leicamlenses.html and found,

90 Elmarit F2.8...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-09-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 794
Posted By roundg
I just tried M5 and it fits too. Of coz, you can...

I just tried M5 and it fits too. Of coz, you can only use compact size lens to fit in the bag.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-09-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 794
Posted By roundg
Lowepro ILC classic 50--- highly recommend

Today I bought the bag, and feel I must recommend to the RFF community. It's one of the best solutions for 1body+1 compact lens I saw so far ---- especially on size wise.

That's what it can hold,
1)...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-08-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 20,675
Posted By roundg
I tried 4008 and 4034 before. The texture of 4008...

I tried 4008 and 4034 before. The texture of 4008 is closer to Leica original vulcanite. But 4034 feel much better in hand with better grip feel.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-08-2012
Replies: 60
Views: 5,352
Posted By roundg
Another vote for the 28. I feel it fits you...

Another vote for the 28. I feel it fits you better from your description .
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-03-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 2,944
Posted By roundg
It's reasonable. I can't remember how many times...

It's reasonable. I can't remember how many times I sold/bought a M-Rokkor40mm. Maybe 5 or 6. And maybe 7 CV21 I bought/sold.

I just sold my 5th M-Rokkor. The reason? because I will use the new...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-03-2012
Replies: 89
Views: 6,086
Posted By roundg
the New Bag Theory...

the New Bag Theory is
..........................


whenever u need a new bag, you can always find a reason for it.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-02-2012
Replies: 2,125
Views: 589,535
Posted By roundg
Dear Karlori, Thanks. Yes, the IIIG is an...

Dear Karlori,

Thanks. Yes, the IIIG is an amazing machine. The lens cap on your lens with the IIIC is so sexy.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-01-2012
Replies: 144
Views: 16,081
Posted By roundg
I was think of replacing the RD-1 by other newer...

I was think of replacing the RD-1 by other newer cameras, like GXR, nex.....or xpro1.

But R-D1 is the only camera which allows me to shoot in the same way as my film leicas. For the reason, I won't...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-30-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 4,579
Posted By roundg
I don't have a pic to show. I use M-Rokkor 40mm...

I don't have a pic to show. I use M-Rokkor 40mm on a RD-1 and its performance is very well as described from many of the positive reviews. SHarp enough at wideopen, IQ improves a lot after 2.8 and...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-28-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 5,543
Posted By roundg
interesting, I am moving to the opposite...

interesting, I am moving to the opposite direction.

I am using 28 now on my RD1. And just sold the CV21. If I am happy with the 28, I will sell the 40 and keep and 50/2.5.
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-28-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 5,543
Posted By roundg
If I have only one lens, I wil go with 40mm. If...

If I have only one lens, I wil go with 40mm. If two lens, will go with 28 +50.

40 and with a fast 50 used to be a selection of mine, but I found the 40/F2 is fast enough in most cases.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-26-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 3,667
Posted By roundg
What raw software did you use ? Have you check...

What raw software did you use ?
Have you check jpg from the camera ?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-25-2012
Replies: 2,125
Views: 589,535
Posted By roundg
the CV50/2.5 chrome is a perfect match for Leica...

the CV50/2.5 chrome is a perfect match for Leica LTM bodies

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=90561&stc=1&d=1335410364
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-24-2012
Replies: 144
Views: 16,081
Posted By roundg
see slight price drop recently with R-D1. maybe...

see slight price drop recently with R-D1. maybe it's good time for someone to try an espon now.

Agree with Keith, it's the coolest digital camera ever made.

Or it's not a digital camera, I can M8/9...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-22-2012
Replies: 7,411
Views: 3,778,699
Posted By roundg
A beautiful M5. That's why I bought a Chrome M5...

A beautiful M5. That's why I bought a Chrome M5 besides a black one.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-18-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 3,915
Posted By roundg
All leica LTM cameras are lovely and admirable...

All leica LTM cameras are lovely and admirable craftsmanship. I am also a big fan of leica IIIG. If you can find one in reasonable price range, it's definitely collect value than a IIIC/F or even a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-12-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,403
Posted By roundg
I use a dedicated camera for my ultrawide,...

I use a dedicated camera for my ultrawide, without the need for RF. But I go for MDa, which even hasn't a VF.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-11-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 777
Posted By roundg
Bob, thanks. I have been looking for this lens...

Bob, thanks. I have been looking for this lens for some time. I am a fan of Canon L39 lens. They are very good.
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