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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-12-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,560
Posted By LukeBanks
It would only really enhance the value in the...

It would only really enhance the value in the eyes of the buyer, should they like the colour.

As for hurting the value, the general rule in any industry is that stock is best. It maximises your...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-16-2018
Replies: 106
Views: 22,658
Posted By LukeBanks
Konica C35 - 10 including postage Fuji F60fd -...

Konica C35 - 10 including postage
Fuji F60fd - 8 including postage (for a 12mp CCD sensor pocket camera!)
1956 Jupiter 8 with perfect glass and focus - 28 including postage

Also worth noting that...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-13-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,060
Posted By LukeBanks
There's no straight forward answer to that...

There's no straight forward answer to that question so make a decision based on which suits your shooting style best.

Both are the 'A' models so no difference there. You're essentially picking...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-12-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 2,075
Posted By LukeBanks
Doesn't matter how I judge any camera....

Doesn't matter how I judge any camera.

Eventually, it always comes down to the glass I put on it.

The ability to shoot my M glass full frame would always win out in the end.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-11-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2,285
Posted By LukeBanks
Works a treat. The 1:1 VF is a thing of beauty...

Works a treat. The 1:1 VF is a thing of beauty but I couldn't live without my 35mm.

You'd struggle to guess a 28mm frame through it I would have thought.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-11-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2,285
Posted By LukeBanks
I am more than happy with my R3A, and will...

I am more than happy with my R3A, and will happily use it as my primary 35mm / RF body for the rest of my days.

Yes, the exposure read outs can be awkward to see if you're not perfectly straight on...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 04-20-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 733
Posted By LukeBanks
Thanks Bill. I was aware Apple make a small SD...

Thanks Bill.

I was aware Apple make a small SD card reader with a lightning cable for iPad/Phone that I'll probably pick up.

As good as modern phones are for simple photography I seem to have a...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 04-19-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 733
Posted By LukeBanks
SD card reader for iPhone 7

Hi all,

I recently picked up a Fuji F60fd to replace my ageing F31fd, a camera that I used as a small in size / high in quality CCD sensored pocket carry (for the days when I'm at work and don't...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-08-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 4,436
Posted By LukeBanks
I never shot a huge amount of Acros myself so...

I never shot a huge amount of Acros myself so couldn't offer an accurate direct comparison but I do develop all of my film in Rodinal. The last 18 months or so have seen me shooting Fomapan film...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-31-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 7,981
Posted By LukeBanks
It is a bit of an ugly duckling! And my '62...

It is a bit of an ugly duckling! And my '62 chrome Jupiter-8 looks a lot nicer, for the same money. Would be nice to have the click stops on it though.

I need to take the Industar apart and give it...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-30-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By LukeBanks
I wholeheartedly agree. His work simply cannot...

I wholeheartedly agree.

His work simply cannot be appreciated unless seen in its intended large scale form. The 1960's Dusseldorf graduates (Gursky, Ruff, Struth etc) are of huge importance to my...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-30-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By LukeBanks
Gursky at The Hayward

I finally found time to visit the Gursky exhibition at The Hayward on Southbank last night, and it is a very well curated retrospective of his work. It was a nice surprise to see just how good a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-28-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 7,981
Posted By LukeBanks
I must admit that the Industar 61 is one the...

I must admit that the Industar 61 is one the sharpest, most surprising lenses I have ever owned. Yet for some reason I never even consider using it. Thanks for the reminder.

Bessa R3A - Industar 61...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-28-2018
Replies: 344
Views: 120,005
Posted By LukeBanks
You wouldn't regret it. They're sharp little...

You wouldn't regret it. They're sharp little lenses and almost untouchable on a cost/size/quality ratio. A pleasure to shoot with.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-27-2018
Replies: 344
Views: 120,005
Posted By LukeBanks
Not much has been posted here recently so I...

Not much has been posted here recently so I thought I'd try and breathe some life back in to the thread. This little beast of a lens deserves it.

Bessa R3A - 35mm Color Skopar ii - Fomapan 400 -...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-27-2018
Replies: 223
Views: 15,602
Posted By LukeBanks
A dreamy lens for a dreamy little person! 1962...

A dreamy lens for a dreamy little person!

1962 Jupiter-8 - F2 - 1/30 - Fomapan 400 - Rodinal dev

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/882/41015121112_e33af00587_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25undyy)
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-27-2018
Replies: 379
Views: 194,208
Posted By LukeBanks
Nice collection of Bessas Ko.Fe! A shot of my...

Nice collection of Bessas Ko.Fe!

A shot of my Bessa nestled in a Tenba mini messenger bag.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/784/39246013930_4eefeec6cb_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/22N35CA)

It's funny...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-26-2018
Replies: 823
Views: 163,345
Posted By LukeBanks
I know the original post in this thread asked...

I know the original post in this thread asked about lenses, but the years have rolled by and VC have released some incredible glass in that time.

For me, it is the perfect time for the illusive...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-09-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,861
Posted By LukeBanks
Robert White was a Bessa stockist/distributor in...

Robert White was a Bessa stockist/distributor in the UK but hasn't had bodies in stock for some time now. With the cease in production the vast majority of new stock appears to have been bought up by...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-09-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,219
Posted By LukeBanks
Nice to hear that there's another F11 out there...

Nice to hear that there's another F11 out there still producing the goods. It's a lovely sensor, and at 6.3mp still very capable of producing great prints.

The F31fd I replaced mine with has the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-08-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,219
Posted By LukeBanks
Nice read, thanks. A Fuji F31fd is still my go...

Nice read, thanks.

A Fuji F31fd is still my go to carry around if I'm not shooting film. I bought an F11 when it was first released and used it happily for years until it died last year. The F31fd...
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-03-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 6,816
Posted By LukeBanks
Easy. The Fuji 6.3mp Super CCD. I bought an F11...

Easy. The Fuji 6.3mp Super CCD. I bought an F11 compact when it was released around 2005 and used it for more than 10 years. It finally died on me last year and was instantly replaced by an F31fd for...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-31-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,713
Posted By LukeBanks
Missed the boat on this post but very happy to...

Missed the boat on this post but very happy to see you pulled the trigger on an R3A. I absolutely love mine and it works perfectly with my Jupiter 8, never had any focus issues. The 1:1 finder is a...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 05-26-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 4,336
Posted By LukeBanks
C35 for the Hexanon lens.

C35 for the Hexanon lens.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-19-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,139
Posted By LukeBanks
In Black Passport, Greene, quoting Alexey...

In Black Passport, Greene, quoting Alexey Brodovitch, likened the life of a war photographer to that of a butterfly. “[If] we’re lucky it can last for eight years,” he wrote. “I think you can only...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-11-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 3,003
Posted By LukeBanks
As a Bessa user I'd recommend going for the A or...

As a Bessa user I'd recommend going for the A or M models if you can afford it. I was after an R3M and ended up with an R3A. The aperture priority has come in very handy at times and got me shots I...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 05-10-2017
Replies: 107
Views: 31,287
Posted By LukeBanks
Unedited Hexanon 38mm...

Unedited Hexanon 38mm scan

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4163/34185701770_a7b477664a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/U5SE8d)
Hexanon38mm (https://flic.kr/p/U5SE8d) by Luke Banks...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 05-10-2017
Replies: 107
Views: 31,287
Posted By LukeBanks
Big fan of the Konica 38mm Hexanon lenses, they...

Big fan of the Konica 38mm Hexanon lenses, they render very nicely for a cheap RF so they get my vote.

Only downside, which I think would apply to the S3 also, is that the light meter cell on the...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-06-2017
Replies: 2,418
Views: 353,262
Posted By LukeBanks
I am waiting on delivery of J A Mortram's book...

I am waiting on delivery of J A Mortram's book 'Small Town Inertia' after backing it on kickstarter. He is a carer and photographer working predominantly with sufferers of mental illness and produces...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 2,271
Posted By LukeBanks
All of the small automatic 35mm cameras became...

All of the small automatic 35mm cameras became hugely popular with the Lomo / Diana / etc movement over the past few years. I've never really understood why but the Olympus Trip 35 seemed to be the...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-25-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 1,756
Posted By LukeBanks
I know that feeling, I ate out once while I was...

I know that feeling, I ate out once while I was there and lived off tins of beans and bananas for most of the trip. And they still weren't cheap.

Sounds like a great excuse! Where ever you end up...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-25-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 1,756
Posted By LukeBanks
Congratulations! Man I love that country so...

Congratulations!

Man I love that country so much. Very special place, so hard to leave once you're there.

Were you lucky enough to see any lights? I hit the jackpot when I went.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-06-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,290
Posted By LukeBanks
Mr Cad's new store is nice and easy to find, and...

Mr Cad's new store is nice and easy to find, and the window display is something to behold. You may struggle with Leica and Voigtlander there though, I'd suggest checking his stock online beforehand....
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-28-2017
Replies: 379
Views: 194,208
Posted By LukeBanks
R3A with Color-Skopar 35 2.5. I'd sell my kidneys...

R3A with Color-Skopar 35 2.5.
I'd sell my kidneys before I sell this combo.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2877/32884428373_2b3a7c0b3a_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/S6ThSZ)R3A(F31fd)...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 03-19-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,616
Posted By LukeBanks
Ade-oh, I was labouring in a house on Portobello...

Ade-oh, I was labouring in a house on Portobello Road last week and barely recognised the area, and it's only 10 years or so since I was last there. There still seemed to be a good buzz about the...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 03-13-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,616
Posted By LukeBanks
You're welcome Brian. Thanks for the tip on Mosse...

You're welcome Brian. Thanks for the tip on Mosse at the Barbican, I hadn't seen that coming up.

If you have time on Wednesday then the bookshop is well stocked at the moment. The furthest table...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 03-13-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,616
Posted By LukeBanks
The current exhibition of Roger's work at The...

The current exhibition of Roger's work at The Photographers Gallery is well worth a visit. All of the work is great, his images from West Yorkshire / Leeds especially.

Don't rush upstairs to the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-09-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,742
Posted By LukeBanks
A good general rule is to always scan at the...

A good general rule is to always scan at the maximum resolution possible, taking into account - file size / time needed for the scan / final output intention.

And then as mentioned above you want...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-05-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 1,924
Posted By LukeBanks
Superia 200 has always been my pick for cheap...

Superia 200 has always been my pick for cheap 35mm colour. Nice balance of grain, colour reproduction and tones, especially under bright sunlight.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-28-2017
Replies: 104
Views: 8,233
Posted By LukeBanks
..I meant the part about having a personal...

..I meant the part about having a personal preference for 6x7, but also the ability to choose a different tool for a different project, depending on it's virtues. I haven't had the pleasure of a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-27-2017
Replies: 104
Views: 8,233
Posted By LukeBanks
Couldn't agree more.

Couldn't agree more.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-27-2017
Replies: 104
Views: 8,233
Posted By LukeBanks
Sold my trusty RZ67 a couple of years ago and I...

Sold my trusty RZ67 a couple of years ago and I regret losing use of 6x7 format, I didn't realise how much I loved it over others until it was gone. That said, the sale payed for my dream R3A set up...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-24-2017
Replies: 139
Views: 11,818
Posted By LukeBanks
As of right now, certainly up to, if not more...

As of right now, certainly up to, if not more than, the cost of an X-Pro2. I think my local is asking 2,159 for the body + 23mm. I'd pay that for a full frame digital Bessa body depending on the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-23-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,415
Posted By LukeBanks
Here we go mate.. Color Skopar 35 / Fomapan...

Here we go mate..

Color Skopar 35 / Fomapan 400

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/712/32696462070_e9561139a4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RPgV3E)Nimrod Stairs (https://flic.kr/p/RPgV3E) by Luke Banks...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-23-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,415
Posted By LukeBanks
Congrats on the new camera, she's a beauty. I...

Congrats on the new camera, she's a beauty. I shoot with a Bessa R3A but my 35mm work is mainly b/w and my current lenses are a Jupiter 8 and a Color Skopar 35 so should be pretty accurate to what...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-15-2017
Replies: 139
Views: 11,818
Posted By LukeBanks
If Mr. K made an m-mount digital Bessa with full...

If Mr. K made an m-mount digital Bessa with full frame CCD sensor and the 1:1 VF then I wouldn't think twice.

That's not to say it's possible or economic though!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-04-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,794
Posted By LukeBanks
Aperture have two Summitars at the moment, both...

Aperture have two Summitars at the moment, both priced below 300...

http://www.apertureuk.com/leica.html
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-28-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,891
Posted By LukeBanks
+1 for Tenba bags. Their designs just work. My...

+1 for Tenba bags. Their designs just work.

My R3A goes in a Mini Messenger, first version. I easily fit the R3A, 35 2.5, 50 2, 5+ rolls of film, filters and hoods, lens cloth, F31fd compact,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-15-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 2,987
Posted By LukeBanks
No problem! That's a pain, I was hoping that at...

No problem! That's a pain, I was hoping that at least one of them should be able to help you out, or would have already. Unfortunately Hawks are probably the least likely as I'm not sure they do much...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-12-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 2,987
Posted By LukeBanks
If you haven't already then it's worth phoning...

If you haven't already then it's worth phoning any UK shops who deal in Leica, as spare parts are very often not listed, or are under the counter as it were. Eg. I've bought and sold spare parts...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-10-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 958
Posted By LukeBanks
One unlikely but potential solution.. I use an...

One unlikely but potential solution.. I use an R3A and in particularly bright light (I expect looking at snow could have a similar effect) the LED read out through the VF can become quite difficult...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-08-2017
Replies: 1,431
Views: 196,008
Posted By LukeBanks
https://c6.staticflickr.com/2/1623/25678544565_60f...

https://c6.staticflickr.com/2/1623/25678544565_60fea03912_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/F88fEZ)Mountain tree (https://flic.kr/p/F88fEZ) by Luke Banks (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-05-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 2,757
Posted By LukeBanks
rhl-oregon: a stunning eulogy. Thank you for...

rhl-oregon: a stunning eulogy. Thank you for sharing.

I awoke this morning to discover that a friend, and once fellow photography peer, had tragically taken her own life over the new year, in a...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-29-2016
Replies: 0
Views: 1,443
Posted By LukeBanks
Bessa R's - bargain carry case solution

I was in my local Decathlon this morning and discovered a bag they sell that is well worth sharing with RFF.

It's a small hiking accessory pouch named "2L Extendible Belt Pocket" which comes with a...
Forum: Photo Software 12-21-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 5,760
Posted By LukeBanks
I once used DxO's software to emulate Acros 100...

I once used DxO's software to emulate Acros 100 on a set of images shot with a 5Dii. The results were great but unfortunately I can't offer you any comparison against the alternatives as I have no...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-20-2016
Replies: 9,000
Views: 881,470
Posted By LukeBanks
Just nabbed a CV 35 / 2.5 from Aperture that was...

Just nabbed a CV 35 / 2.5 from Aperture that was boxed and as new with hood for 290. Such a little beast of a lens, and on my R3A I've found the 1:1 viewfinder / 35 focal length surprisingly...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-10-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 4,069
Posted By LukeBanks
2016 has mainly been about Fomapan 400 for me....

2016 has mainly been about Fomapan 400 for me. Cheap b/w with nice grain, develops well in Rodinol at PhotoFusion (my local). Ektar 100 was a new colour favourite at times.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-01-2016
Replies: 113
Views: 7,596
Posted By LukeBanks
Sensor size means nothing, a good photographer...

Sensor size means nothing, a good photographer only needs an eye. I got playing with my old Fuji F11 the other day and couldn't believe how good the images from the old CCD sensor still looked, apart...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-18-2016
Replies: 123
Views: 8,377
Posted By LukeBanks
I have the same bag, twice. A Tenba messenger in...

I have the same bag, twice. A Tenba messenger in large, and a Tenba messenger in mini.
The large is for full digi 5Dii kit - pancake 40 on the body, 20 2.8, 50 1.8, 70-200 2.8, laptop, flash, too...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-13-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 8,539
Posted By LukeBanks
+1 for a Hasselblad. I do also miss the barn...

+1 for a Hasselblad.

I do also miss the barn door sounding shutter on my old Mamiya RZ67. Don't miss the back problems that came with carrying that hunk of metal though...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-05-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 2,382
Posted By LukeBanks
I have a domain website for my personal work. I...

I have a domain website for my personal work. I pay for the domain name (GoDaddy, minimal fee) and use a host to create and manage the site (Cargo Collective, invite and reasonable yearly fee).

I...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-26-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,675
Posted By LukeBanks
The R4A would be great if you only shoot wide. If...

The R4A would be great if you only shoot wide. If not you might regret it.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-25-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,675
Posted By LukeBanks
Hi LBeacon1, Short answer.. they're a hassle to...

Hi LBeacon1,

Short answer.. they're a hassle to track down in the UK now. 9 months ago I wanted an R2M but had no luck anywhere. Aperture had a mint R3A so I went for that instead. The aperture...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-17-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 3,263
Posted By LukeBanks
Nice shot. I did the same recently and picked up...

Nice shot. I did the same recently and picked up a cheap J8 as a stop gap while I save for a 35mm. It's a surprisingly impressive lens if you get a good one. Mine took a good bit of cleaning to get...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-03-2016
Replies: 227
Views: 61,829
Posted By LukeBanks
https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7246/27310197031_e61...

https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7246/27310197031_e619f06acc_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HBiU74)Union Jack Hat (https://flic.kr/p/HBiU74) by Luke Banks (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-31-2016
Replies: 227
Views: 61,829
Posted By LukeBanks
https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7216/27341755916_d7d...

https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7216/27341755916_d7dbd170df_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HE6DsL)Chelsea Hats (https://flic.kr/p/HE6DsL) by Luke Banks (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-22-2016
Replies: 243
Views: 19,064
Posted By LukeBanks
I imagine you're well practised at that up in...

I imagine you're well practised at that up in Blackpool! :D

My niche is white water sports so even when the sun is shining I often end up soggy. Never had a Canon body or lens die on me yet though!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-21-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,316
Posted By LukeBanks
I used to shoot on an RZ67 and, having been to...

I used to shoot on an RZ67 and, having been to Iceland recently, probably wouldn't recommend it. As mentioned above a Mamiya 7 would be far more portable in a place with landscapes like they have....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-21-2016
Replies: 243
Views: 19,064
Posted By LukeBanks
Nailed it. The progression between Canon bodies...

Nailed it. The progression between Canon bodies for me has always been what makes them 'cooler' or better. Working as a sports photographer I find the ergonomics to be perfect, I can adjust just...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-18-2016
Replies: 790
Views: 116,264
Posted By LukeBanks
kiemchacsu, the work in this thread is stunning....

kiemchacsu, the work in this thread is stunning. You have a very good eye.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-10-2016
Replies: 227
Views: 61,829
Posted By LukeBanks
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7600/26844583892_37...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7600/26844583892_3755bc9dd0_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GUavxj)Train tracks (https://flic.kr/p/GUavxj) by Luke Banks (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-08-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,696
Posted By LukeBanks
Thanks mate. I gave the Jupiter 8 a good service...

Thanks mate. I gave the Jupiter 8 a good service using the Kim Coxon instructions a few days ago, I was surprised at how easy it was to be honest. Having done that I'll definitely give the Industar...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-06-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,800
Posted By LukeBanks
I had about 15 shots left on a roll, just...

I had about 15 shots left on a roll, just hammered off a range of apertures and focal distances in some nice daylight. I'll be interested to see how it looks at f2. The floating aperture ring is...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-04-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,800
Posted By LukeBanks
So satisfying, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't...

So satisfying, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't like a chesire cat all afternoon! Took my first test shots today, can't wait to see those negs. Hadn't tested it before hand so I hope the effort was...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-04-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,800
Posted By LukeBanks
I've just CLA'd a new ebay Jupiter-8 using the...

I've just CLA'd a new ebay Jupiter-8 using the Kim Coxon instructions. It's surprisingly easy and I'm so glad I didn't pay somebody to do it for me now. My first try yesterday seemed to have worked...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-01-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,696
Posted By LukeBanks
It's the L/D version I picked up too. It won't...

It's the L/D version I picked up too. It won't win any awards for build quality but for 20 that was never a consideration. Mine has a wobbly barrel and the helicoid needs re-lubing but the glass is...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-10-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,696
Posted By LukeBanks
Good advice ray*j*gun, I seem to have hit the...

Good advice ray*j*gun, I seem to have hit the jackpot and found a cracker on my first try! I'll never look at my expensive Canon L glass the same now.

From what I'd read my understanding was that...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-10-2016
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Posted By LukeBanks
Definitely, I was expecting to be frustrated with...

Definitely, I was expecting to be frustrated with the results from it but not in the slightest. I wish the 35mm Jupiter would fit on the bessa now.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-10-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,696
Posted By LukeBanks
Bessa R3A / Industar 61

Just got back from a trip to Spain where I had a chance to test out my new R3A and the Industar 61 I snapped up to go with it. For a lens that cost 20 off ebay and was only supposed to be a stop gap...
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