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Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 29
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Posted By Ko.Fe.
OP wants EVF instead of RF. How new is...

OP wants EVF instead of RF. How new is this...
But EVF will still not take better pictures comparing to the camera in the phone. ;)

Addressing some misleading information in OP:

Bessa R was awesome...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 259
Posted By Ko.Fe.
35 PII 2.5 VM. Now it is complete.

35 PII 2.5 VM. Now it is complete.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 259
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Very good size for such lens. Adaptable for focus...

Very good size for such lens. Adaptable for focus tab shape.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 314
Views: 44,120
Posted By Ko.Fe.
M4-2, Summarit-M 35 f2.5. TMAX3200 in TMAX....

M4-2, Summarit-M 35 f2.5. TMAX3200 in TMAX. Ilford RC paper.




https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49555311132_aae5a4639a_o.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 728
Posted By Ko.Fe.
:) One camera for use, ideally the same for...

:)

One camera for use, ideally the same for spare. Two M Two, for example. Or two four-two.
Ideally, one lens. Fast, not too heavy. Lux 35 FLE, for example.

One thing I learned, less gear the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 1 Day Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 1,652
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Exactly. iPhone's cameras were able to take no...

Exactly.

iPhone's cameras were able to take no blown highlights and too dark shadows for sometime now. I skipped AA zones thing. All I need to get good negative now is to measure it with iPhone...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 1 Day Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 1,652
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Sorr,y I mislead, it was about new TMAX 3200....

Sorr,y I mislead, it was about new TMAX 3200. Even at @800 and in TMAX developer it just awful with me. )
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 1 Day Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 1,652
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Looks awesome! I spent two+ hours in DR...

Looks awesome!
I spent two+ hours in DR yesterday to have couple of OK prints. I feel, I’d rather use M- E with its film like exposure metering and do some PP. TMAX (edit: 3200, forgot to mention :)...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 1 Day Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 568
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I would get ZI and lens for speculation and then...

I would get ZI and lens for speculation and then get CLA’d M or get not expensive M and send it for CLA.
But I have no idea who will service ZI once it needs it, seems to be single use, experience...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 1 Day Ago
Replies: 2,006
Views: 311,010
Posted By Ko.Fe.
One of the days then I practice in street...

One of the days then I practice in street photography with M-E, instead of film.

One of them asked me if it is film, told how his buddy sold all digital and went to film M. And then offered me to...
Forum: Digital Compacts 1 Day Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Mass production can't handle custom orders....

Mass production can't handle custom orders.

Just like cookie cutter builders refuse even minimal layout changes if they are not in the options list.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 1 Day Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 1,652
Posted By Ko.Fe.
M-E is only camera I have used so far which...

M-E is only camera I have used so far which troughs WB all over within same light, place. Even M8 was better. Maybe it needs IR cut filter as well?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 1 Day Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 1,652
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Today is S16, no haze day. I was using M-E...

Today is S16, no haze day. I was using M-E somewhat between S16 and Bessa R for metering. And I was also using custom...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 2 Days Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 1,652
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Thank you for finding time and providing very...

Thank you for finding time and providing very detailed comment!

I was using positive only film for years. Then I look at bright day, colorful scene taken with M-E, it reminds my positive film scans....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 2 Days Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 1,613
Posted By Ko.Fe.
:rolleyes: Some of us not doing this well to be...

:rolleyes:

Some of us not doing this well to be able keep 3000K USD camera just as backup.
If my M-E will need another service, I still have bunch of under 200$ cameras as backup. :) Like 12800 ISO...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I understand it cost some money to send M even to...

I understand it cost some money to send M even to basic CLA. Closer to 300 USD with shipping.
But why not pay small money and get LTM serviced, good for another twenty...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 2 Days Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 1,613
Posted By Ko.Fe.
:) But, go on Flickr M240 group and check...

:)

But, go on Flickr M240 group and check thousands of images.
It might suit you. Just check images provided in 1:1 size or close.
Personally, I'm not a big fan of M9 colors, but no any other FF...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 2 Days Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 1,613
Posted By Ko.Fe.
My 5D started to acting up just after end of...

My 5D started to acting up just after end of support announcement.
My 2009 Canon 500D still works. But no support.

Again, still works and still supported are two different things. Sorry, to inform...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 2 Days Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 1,613
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Hard to explain if you don't know how...

Hard to explain if you don't know how manufacturing works.
For example, Canon stopped 5D support years ago. Leica will still take M8 and try to find parts for it.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Days Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 2,662
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I'm talking about this...

I'm talking about this lens:
http://www.jacksonhung.ca/blog/nippon-kogaku-gn-auto-nikkor-45mm-f28, not another overpriced one. :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Days Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 2,662
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Check Nikkor 45mm f2.8. It is classic, not...

Check Nikkor 45mm f2.8. It is classic, not overpriced pancake.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 3 Days Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 1,613
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I doubt Leica AG is able to build something rock...

I doubt Leica AG is able to build something rock solid. Especially now with its with huge, non reversible screens. It just asking - baby me or crack me.

M-E 240 is discontinued.
Right before this...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 3 Days Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 1,175
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I purchased Polaroid Land camera used kit and new...

I purchased Polaroid Land camera used kit and new FP100C from BH, not so long time ago. I took three exposures and sold it with the rest in camera and spare FP100C packs. With profit :).
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 314
Views: 44,120
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Maybe :). I never rode Toronto Streetcar from...

Maybe :).

I never rode Toronto Streetcar from 2003 to 2019. Bus I did few times.

After getting job in Toronto (2019) I was accepted by my colleagues. One day I went to their regular house party....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 3 Days Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 1,613
Posted By Ko.Fe.
You are not the only one to have problems like...

You are not the only one to have problems like this, lately, with M9.

About below 4500 USD M10? I wouldn't even think, if I have these money. But if you are using M9 for its colors, there is no...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 3 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Nice to know!

Nice to know!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 3 Days Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 1,652
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Thank you, Shawn. It is just like with Bessa R...

Thank you, Shawn. It is just like with Bessa R series cameras, it seems. Took me a while to understand while metering was very different within same frame :).
I'm still going to be fooled by it on...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 4 Days Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 1,652
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Thank you, Peter. This is how I use M4-2 for some...

Thank you, Peter. This is how I use M4-2 for some years now.
But film has superior exposure latitude to digital. And the whole idea of digital to me is for convenience. No developing and no...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 4 Days Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 1,652
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Many knows, I'm using M4-2 by S16. Examples are...

Many knows, I'm using M4-2 by S16. Examples are in my sig.

I took around 25K images in full auto mode. With Canon. I know the light and exposure.
But.. If camera has AE mode it must work. And I also...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 4 Days Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 1,652
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Yes... The problem is... I could get correct...

Yes... The problem is... I could get correct exposure by Auto or TV, Av mode with Canon, and 70 USD Olympus, but with M-E it is getting screwed from time to time. And even if I get it right on...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 4 Days Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 2,764
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Great story! Much bigger than episode. For some...

Great story! Much bigger than episode.

For some reason I'm more keen with BW for documentaries. In Soviet time documentaries were in BW. I guess, they were not allowed to get color.
In Moscow we had...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 4 Days Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 1,652
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I'm fine with it. But my inner voice telling me...

I'm fine with it. But my inner voice telling me "slide it from blue to yellow" :).
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 4 Days Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 2,878
Posted By Ko.Fe.
They don't feel to be build like German Leicas,...

They don't feel to be build like German Leicas, but they are priced very accordingly.
And despite their feel, they do lasts.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 5 Days Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 1,652
Posted By Ko.Fe.
With your experience, it is third case with M-E...

With your experience, it is third case with M-E metering I'm aware of.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 5 Days Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 2,878
Posted By Ko.Fe.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49531161883_fd...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49531161883_fd7ae03d93_o.jpg

On decent PC with dedicated graphic card, not on-board one. If it is not visible on Macs, then FujiFilm should specify it in written....
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 5 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By Ko.Fe.
35 f2 while you already have 35 f2.8? 40 for 1.5...

35 f2 while you already have 35 f2.8?
40 for 1.5 crop and non 40 framelines ZM?
I'm thinking of 40 1.2 for M-E instead of newer M upgrade, but M-E 35 framelines are 40mm framelines.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 5 Days Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 1,652
Posted By Ko.Fe.
My M-E metering is not like any other camera I...

My M-E metering is not like any other camera I have, use. It is as spot metering, indeed, but if bright part is present even at not the half of the frame, it will measure to this brightest part.
Why...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 6 Days Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 2,878
Posted By Ko.Fe.
It looks like Iím not yet to quit on film. I get...

It looks like Iím not yet to quit on film.
I get 4 cad Kodak Gold in local Walmart and it is developed for 6 cad, same week, near work. 7 usd in total. And I own two scanners. They are not expensive.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 6 Days Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 1,652
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Files via google drive is not a problem. So, you...

Files via google drive is not a problem.
So, you would like to get M240, but want to try M9 sensor dng files?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 6 Days Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 1,652
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Here is one from DNG on that...

Here is one from DNG on that day:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49530658106_8433c61542_o.jpg

No exposure compensation and no edit on import, export.

And this one is from same DNG but I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 6 Days Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 1,652
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Yes, it was day with hazy feel. The sun light was...

Yes, it was day with hazy feel. The sun light was in the afternoon, but it was not very contrasty.
I have all of these parameters, sliders in LR, but any digital processing is removing part of...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 6 Days Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 1,652
Posted By Ko.Fe.
It looks like for my "as less PP as possible...

It looks like for my "as less PP as possible needs", M-E is better with JPEG1 mode. Maybe DNG in addition, just in case.



Canon 5D is from 2005 but it has visually more DR than M9 sensor.
Olympus...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 6 Days Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 1,652
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Thank you, all, for answers. I never had this...

Thank you, all, for answers.
I never had this problem with Canon 5D and Olympus E-PL1. Those are SOOC RAWs cameras, next to none PP is needed. Canon was better with their L lenses than regular ones...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 1 Week Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 1,652
Posted By Ko.Fe.
M-E dull DNG.

I took M-E with me yesterday. It was sunny and then kind of light winter haze.
I used dng only and images looks dull, not popping out.
Donít know if is lens, ultron 28 1.9 Asph, it is not dull...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 434
Posted By Ko.Fe.
No idea where this preferences statistic comes...

No idea where this preferences statistic comes from.
I use plastic because it just better to load.
But Ecn-2 film leaves black gunk on white plastic reels.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 6,972
Posted By Ko.Fe.
:rolleyes: Howdy?

:rolleyes:

Howdy?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,157
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Pushed or...

Pushed or selected?
https://www.dpreview.com/news/7615938748/the-nikon-d6-here-are-the-official-specifications


Pushed usually means post-processing.

If some is OK with ISO400 as maximum and five...
Forum: Travel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Huva paiiva, I opened Finland, which you called...

Huva paiiva, I opened Finland, which you called as Suomi.
It is boring dumpster of repetitive photos. Google maps gives better view. Sorry for HO.
But at least you didn't overprocessed, it. :) Yet,...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Flower Vendor © 2020 Bike...

Flower Vendor © 2020 Bike Tourist

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3829/med_U3829I1581247536.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 1 Week Ago
Replies: 147
Views: 8,110
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I'm confused. Is my M4-2 black painted or it is...

I'm confused. Is my M4-2 black painted or it is something else?
It didn't brass even if I use it for five years now and many days in each and every year.
Or it is only digital black M?
Two sharp...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 2,878
Posted By Ko.Fe.
It is never going to look like film scans. It...

It is never going to look like film scans. It just in camera processing presets to make image looking good. Those who likes them are lucky. :)
I prefer to like camera rendering closer to original...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 14,629
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Old thread, but common question. I had Mat 124G...

Old thread, but common question.
I had Mat 124G three times (because it was cheap to buy as is and fix, sell for more :) ) and some first Yashca. Lenses were sharp and contrasty, but it was it. Maybe...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 434
Posted By Ko.Fe.
It is common among some of us :). I developed it...

It is common among some of us :).
I developed it in ECN-2 kits, custom made in Moscow. And in regular C-41 kits. No difference at all.
Before developing, washing soda to relatively hot water and...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 732
Posted By Ko.Fe.
This lens doesn't have matching framelines...

This lens doesn't have matching framelines anyway. So, no reason to keep it.
But I would open it to check if haze is removable. It is not complicated.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf-xzBVlCRo
If I...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,461
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I don't care for sensor size as long as where are...

I don't care for sensor size as long as where are decent lenses and framelines to support it.

Industar-69 28 2.8 is awesome half-frame 10$ lens on M8. Color Skopar 25 f4 is fine. M8 has framelines...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 726
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Orion-15. Is different lens. And it has images...

Orion-15. Is different lens. And it has images with the look.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 726
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Orion-15, Canon 28 2.8. If you need lens, not...

Orion-15, Canon 28 2.8. If you need lens, not status. :)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 735
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Misspelling. Thanks for Helen to get it...

Misspelling. Thanks for Helen to get it corrected.
I spell it how I remember it in Russian poetry. Madona.
https://rvb.ru/pushkin/01text/01versus/0423_36/1830/0534.htm
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By Ko.Fe.
https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/leicam8/15?color_...

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/leicam8/15?color_compare=nikon_d200/0

And two previous pages.

IMO. The whole rendering hosanna is very subjective.
I like how sharp M8 images are, but colors and DR...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 735
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Thank you, all, for checking and figuring it...

Thank you, all, for checking and figuring it out!

Madonas are for real. Shortly after arrival to Canada I was asked to help to find job here for one person. His spouse was known to put Pointe shoe...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 735
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 910
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Giant FF Freezer and 3 packs "news" from 2019....

Giant FF Freezer and 3 packs "news" from 2019.

Just LOL.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 1 Week Ago
Replies: 147
Views: 8,110
Posted By Ko.Fe.
?"Honestly"? :) Is M240 paint this trash? And...

?"Honestly"? :)

Is M240 paint this trash? And american only is american only price. :)
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Nicca is much more ideal for knock offs. Why...

Nicca is much more ideal for knock offs.

Why people are so into Nazies gear, is behind of my humanity approach.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I have used film era flashes on M-E. Those with...

I have used film era flashes on M-E. Those with dial for ISO and distance with their own meter works better than Meitz made for Leica.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 3,113
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Then in manual and with Leica I remember (for...

Then in manual and with Leica I remember (for same reason as ISO and f) which shutter speed it is set on. I could set speed without looking then.
I could set film M at any speed without looking,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,765
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Are we talking about same film? Kodak TMAX 3200...

Are we talking about same film? Kodak TMAX 3200 @6400 and TMAX 400 @1600. Or you are chicken a little @400?

My Nikkormat is chromed, btw.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 659
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I have M4-2 since 2015. I have, yet, to find...

I have M4-2 since 2015. I have, yet, to find replacement for it as every day camera.
I might switch to Leica III something or M240. But for now I don’t have them. Testing Nicca among M4-2 for first...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,765
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Thank you! I'm looking for everyday digital, but...

Thank you!
I'm looking for everyday digital, but so far... Good thing, some of my film gear which I don't use is going up in price.
I like the "quality" I'm getting on film, but the content is easier...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 742
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I have seen it at LUF recently....

I have seen it at LUF recently.
https://www.l-camera-forum.com/topic/304224-m9-issue/
https://www.l-camera-forum.com/topic/304748-bandingsensor-issues/
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,765
Posted By Ko.Fe.
metered, taken by Nikkormat. :)

metered, taken by Nikkormat. :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,765
Posted By Ko.Fe.
EV3? Sorry, I'm not evian :). Nikkormat metered...

EV3? Sorry, I'm not evian :).

Nikkormat metered images.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49466382848_b13341d52e_o.jpg


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49342879351_3fc9a939b7_o.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,765
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Just found this video....

Just found this video.
https://youtu.be/MhSaR5ckKZI
He is using MP and mobile phone for metering, but S16 most of the time. With MP. :)
I use M4-2.





Strange. Dim lightning, dusk, evening and no...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,765
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Yes, I prefer S16 in general. But why I have to...

Yes, I prefer S16 in general.
But why I have to use S16 on Nikkormats which are superior in metering comparing to bad metering implementation on film M like M6?
I prefer Nikkormat as metered camera....
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 143
Views: 76,546
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Amazing lens as long as females are not in the...

Amazing lens as long as females are not in the corner:)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,765
Posted By Ko.Fe.
The only reasons I prefer Nikkormat over metered...

The only reasons I prefer Nikkormat over metered M is better metering.
Don’t know why this big and heavy camera, I have tried many other slrs.
Maybe because of all mentioned above.
I just don’t need...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,765
Posted By Ko.Fe.
In Russian we would say it needs one glass to get...

In Russian we would say it needs one glass to get it. Go get one, then read again.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,765
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Why I prefer Nikkormat over metered M

If I would still taking pictures as I used to take them, then metered M is great.
It was stand still, picture to be taken no matter what. I used to be tourist on business travel.
Now I donít want to...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 502
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Even two 50 LTM Canon I get needed CLA and...

Even two 50 LTM Canon I get needed CLA and re-shimming. They are not as bad as FSU, if not better than Leitz for DIY CLA, but still takes time and effort.

Iím not sure if 50 1.1 gets evenly sharp...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 502
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Silver versions of both Jupiters are same, not...

Silver versions of both Jupiters are same, not easy to re-shim. But black one is not so, it is simplified due to collapsing manufacturing base. Yet, with more fresh coatings.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 502
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Used Planars are at 500$ mark. Easy to sell,...

Used Planars are at 500$ mark. Easy to sell, without loss, lens. 7Artisans might be bit large for travels. Even Voigtlander Nokton 50mm F1.5 Aspherical VM in black are at this price mark, used but...
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 175
Views: 7,787
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Another page, another nice photos! Orion-15 is...

Another page, another nice photos!

Orion-15 is kind of slower alternative. It is very easy to clean, if needed, lens.
Orion-15 on...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 18,439
Posted By Ko.Fe.
It is typical ECN-2 film. Nothing else, nothing...

It is typical ECN-2 film. Nothing else, nothing more, same odd colors Kodak, Fuji, T and D emulsions.

If purchased by cassettes, then Kodak Ultramax 400 @800 is OK and cost...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 2,922
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I have couple of P&S in use for sometime and no...

I have couple of P&S in use for sometime and no dust. Panasonic, Canon made. They are always in dedicated case if not in use.

Do not trash your camera a.k.a. tossing in the pocket.
Cover microphone...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 2,922
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Weather sealed? Will re-watch X100 series street...

Weather sealed? Will re-watch X100 series street photography youtube videos more closely.

Here is one with X100V https://youtu.be/7d5jul1iydw
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 866
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Searched with ďsoldĒ filter or just glazed on BIN?

Searched with ďsoldĒ filter or just glazed on BIN?
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 2,817
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I'm not on paid show, nor I shake my winkie in...

I'm not on paid show, nor I shake my winkie in public.
But just in case, sometimes they call me as Russian bear. :)
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 2,922
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Well, both Fuji and Oly have flat focus ring....

Well, both Fuji and Oly have flat focus ring. Taab will do it or just cable tie.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Paul with taco during homeless camp breakup ©...

Paul with taco during homeless camp breakup © 2020 Rhl-oregon
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/45148/med_U45148I1580299994.SEQ.0.jpg

My son and the water © 2020...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 2,922
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Q focus scale is not good example. Here is no...

Q focus scale is not good example. Here is no five/four meters mark. Infinity, next to it two meters, next to it one and then long trow after one meter....
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 2,922
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Flash is good to have, -3, high ISO gives no deep...

Flash is good to have, -3, high ISO gives no deep shadows, but well lighten faces.
I hope one day they will make its lens with manual focus scale.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 2,817
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Yes. The only reason I recognized her is because...

Yes. The only reason I recognized her is because of fuzz about her here.
Commercial was very weak. Most of commercials were gift-less fiasco yesterday. Never seen them to be this bad.
Half show was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 866
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Where I'm it is hard to fit ready for street...

Where I'm it is hard to fit ready for street Leica M and even 7A 35 f2 under 1000 USD.
I would have to deal with very used M, which will need service sooner, than serviced one.
If M5 is less...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 866
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Limited budget with M5 ? :) Hexar and Bessa ra/m...

Limited budget with M5 ? :)
Hexar and Bessa ra/m ain’t cheap either. All of them have limited to none service base.
None of them will take cheapest 35 lens, J-12.

You could get M2 and J-12 or you...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 1,754
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I handled it as well. Little bit big camera for...

I handled it as well. Little bit big camera for its small sensor and no IBIS. OVF has economy glass feel in it, just like in x100 series.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 2,817
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I'm working at television since nineties. RTR,...

I'm working at television since nineties. RTR, NTV, MTV, YLE, Television Polska, UT2, NBC, CBC and so on TV companies I was at. Currently with Corus.

I just don't watch it as idiot box. :)
I'm more...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By Ko.Fe.
The only MR lens which is somewhat worthy now is...

The only MR lens which is somewhat worthy now is 40/2. 90 is nothing special, 28 is self-generator of spots.
I would skip entire MR line now. Not worth it on any other than Minolta cameras. IMO.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 2,817
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Too far North is after Polar Circle. Went skying...

Too far North is after Polar Circle. Went skying where (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirovsk,_Murmansk_Oblast). Before is nothing far.

Pictures looks fake. She is dressed like Christmas Story kid,...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,594
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I'm always fascinated how someone like OP is able...

I'm always fascinated how someone like OP is able to deliver high quality candids and haul the brick instead of lens. I remember OP photos with 35 1.2. :)
Personally, I'm not in this heavy-lift...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,260
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I would not buy M5 based on your wish to have it...

I would not buy M5 based on your wish to have it serviceable for some time.
Honestly, the only huge reason to buy M is framelines for 35 and 28 lenses.
Another big difference is rotating shutter...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 805
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Any "frosted", "milked" plastic will...

Any "frosted", "milked" plastic will do.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,260
Posted By Ko.Fe.
We don't have any Leica trained technicians left...

We don't have any Leica trained technicians left in Canada. Some are not with us anymore, some retired. Nobody replaced them. Same will happen in USA.
Leica service price is equal to the camera...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 805
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Or do some...

Or do some DIY:
http://lens-club.ru/public/files/pdfs/38519354b98c63378c4da5f9a95d48d3.pdf
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 3,009
Posted By Ko.Fe.
With Nikkormat and Vivitar 28...

With Nikkormat and Vivitar 28 f2.


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49466877306_7c98428a14_o.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 309
Views: 42,178
Posted By Ko.Fe.
With Vivitar 28 f2 (with correct focus rotation...

With Vivitar 28 f2 (with correct focus rotation :) )


Quick scan of TMAX400 @1600 in TMAX developer.


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49466382763_a51b9e672b_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2inb9dk)
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 805
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I checked my J-3 on LTM Canon. It is very close...

I checked my J-3 on LTM Canon. It is very close to 12 O'clock. Even closer than 50 1.8.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 2,878
Posted By Ko.Fe.
For what? I went from Collaprible through all to...

For what? I went from Collaprible through all to type 4 formula (same as 5).
Collapsible was amazing on bw film, after it... just no name lenses. Well, type 3 is more less OK.
Starting from Rigid I...
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 175
Views: 7,787
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Which Canon optics? I havenít seen much flare on...

Which Canon optics? I havenít seen much flare on GW prints...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 805
Posted By Ko.Fe.
20-30 is too far. I could check my j-3 on Canon...

20-30 is too far. I could check my j-3 on Canon and let you know here four hours later today.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,260
Posted By Ko.Fe.
If you look around and take your time, you could...

If you look around and take your time, you could get user M2.
M5 is nice, but its RF/VF is just little bit far from the corner. You would al always have to turn your head in, but true beauty of M is...
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 175
Views: 7,787
Posted By Ko.Fe.
My first, bad copy of 50 1.8 Canon LTM had fog...

My first, bad copy of 50 1.8 Canon LTM had fog inside of the optical element, pair or how it is called. I don't know if it was glue separation or something else, but it was not easy-peasy Summar or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Question d'Image (France) was one of the...

Question d'Image (France) was one of the pioneering companies in MAM. I meet them in earlier nineties. Their software was in use by some of the big archives in France.

Another archives, libraries...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 514
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I think it is done well. No words needed. After...

I think it is done well. No words needed.
After watching I don't miss the same state of transportation history in USSR. Once it was abolished, transport went to normal.
Forum: Photo Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 472
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I ditched Apple as computers in nineties. Was...

I ditched Apple as computers in nineties. Was selling, installing them as authorized dealer back then.
Any computer closer to ten years better to be ditched.
I have non cloud LR and I have bunch of...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By Ko.Fe.
This is what I exactly did at one Z4. It fixed...

This is what I exactly did at one Z4. It fixed the issue.
But OP wants to hear something else. :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 1,984
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I'm finding huge screens and multi-paged menus to...

I'm finding huge screens and multi-paged menus to be more crappier. :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 997
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Slide ORWO. C-41 Konica.

Slide ORWO. C-41 Konica.
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 175
Views: 7,787
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I must be old forte, I like BW pictures in this...

I must be old forte, I like BW pictures in this thread a lot.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Four screw holes are symmetrical. You could...

Four screw holes are symmetrical. You could attach LTM mount ring four different ways.

Pre-war FED were with individually matched mounts and lenses. I don't know if all or how many.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 1,984
Posted By Ko.Fe.
5D. Still unbeatable for rendering. Only sold it...

5D. Still unbeatable for rendering. Only sold it because Canon stopped its support.

https://live.staticflickr.com/7358/9991484293_d9e568ebc0_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/gdUYbz)

I still see nothing...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Very odd. If you take photo of this kind, you...

Very odd. If you take photo of this kind, you better know who is in the picture.
And you have to take better than this photos.
If you cut like in this case and know what they are all the same, it is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 314
Views: 44,120
Posted By Ko.Fe.
M4-2, Summarit-M 35 2.5, Kodak...

M4-2, Summarit-M 35 2.5, Kodak Gold.


https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/57736/U57736I1579929765.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 191
Views: 6,439
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Bingo! I didn't knew it. SilverFX is not panacea...

Bingo! I didn't knew it. SilverFX is not panacea for experienced user, but good amateur starting point.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 191
Views: 6,439
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Lets not lie to ourselves... Here is way better...

Lets not lie to ourselves...

Here is way better digital BW. From M8, M9 and from very few Monochrome users. Not to mention bw conversions from another digital cameras. My 40$ Lumix gives better and...
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 3,358
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Classic Mike! Close and cool. Tonality in these...

Classic Mike! Close and cool.

Tonality in these images is what 99% of Leica Monochrome users needs to learn :)
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 191
Views: 6,439
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I doubt it is sensor, just bad TTL metering. My...

I doubt it is sensor, just bad TTL metering.
My M-E is not so good for TTL metering. Olympus E-PL1 I have is way better for it.
Here is one for...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 407
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Summilux 50 ASPH has focus tab and easy to read,...

Summilux 50 ASPH has focus tab and easy to read, short focus distance.
Anything on S to M adapter is inferior to these focus aids.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 407
Posted By Ko.Fe.
What is the point of adding quirky to focus lens...

What is the point of adding quirky to focus lens on original cameras to camera where 50mm lens is most widest choose? :)

For less quirkiness you could have CV 50 1.5 and CV 35 1.5 in VM. Those are...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 11,602
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Thank you! Couldn't find any comparison images...

Thank you! Couldn't find any comparison images like yours.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 11,602
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I have Canon LTM. Needs new curtains, but shutter...

I have Canon LTM. Needs new curtains, but shutter works. This three modes, single V/RF window is more on the meh side than on handy.
Then I got Leotax with 1/1000. Dry curtains, shutter needs...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 5,722
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Why here is so few, not just on this forum, but...

Why here is so few, not just on this forum, but globally of those who could handle Monochrome files, exposures?
I could see in your book how it must be done, I have seen maybe couple of more...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 918
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Q is Leica with AF, EVF is where it should be and...

Q is Leica with AF, EVF is where it should be and it even has framelines for 35, 50 crop modes.
Colors are still from Leica :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 2,094
Posted By Ko.Fe.
If you are not comfy with one 50 1.5, get another...

If you are not comfy with one 50 1.5, get another instead. VM instead of ZM.
It has no focus shift anywhere and it is sharp and pleasing. And both are same factory made.
As for giving kit to else, I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,372
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Sorry, but I'm not biased against of Leica as you...

Sorry, but I'm not biased against of Leica as you are. Photography where I have seen 99.99% of dross is called LF :). And their gear prices aren't cheap either.

You might slightly misinterpreting...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 5,722
Posted By Ko.Fe.
After using of 5D and Bessa L, m9 shutter doesn’t...

After using of 5D and Bessa L, m9 shutter doesn’t bug me at all :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,107
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Iím not sure if hc-110 is Kodak recommendation...

Iím not sure if hc-110 is Kodak recommendation for @6400. I purchased TmAx developer after reading data sheet.
Where iím hp5 is way cheaper.
Do they make different formulas and emulsions for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,107
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I have purchased it fresh and developed in TMAX....

I have purchased it fresh and developed in TMAX. Not sure if here is any difference from pushed @3200 HP5+, if not worse.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,372
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Not just him on this thread and another ones. In...

Not just him on this thread and another ones.

In return to Leica poop and film wisdom.

The whole film Pentax thing and photo-school is bogus. I never learned simple thing with film. Only after...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,372
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Right... :mad: And Bruce Gulden, Joel Meyerowitz...

Right... :mad:

And Bruce Gulden, Joel Meyerowitz and others who still using Leica are just as elitists as rest of us, who are still using Leica. Including many people I know who has no dentist...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 5,722
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I could squeeze in used 6D by selling 5D MKII...

I could squeeze in used 6D by selling 5D MKII and adding cash I already have from previous sale. This will solve high ISO need I have for some years now, most importantly for family pictures. I used...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 5,722
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Link to DPR ISO 25000 from Q, M10 and Canon 6D,...

Link to DPR ISO 25000 from Q, M10 and Canon 6D, Nikon...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By Ko.Fe.
5.6 max and this huge? Meh...

5.6 max and this huge? Meh...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,123
Posted By Ko.Fe.
The problem is, here is no any other hosting with...

The problem is, here is no any other hosting with groups and high resolution, plus, easy to post links.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 314
Views: 44,120
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Weather is back to normal. Practising TMAX 3200...

Weather is back to normal.
Practising TMAX 3200 (15% discounted by Downtown Camera) in...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By Ko.Fe.
winter 2016 #076 © 2020...

winter 2016 #076 © 2020 Lynnb

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/27021/med_U27021I1579439652.SEQ.0.jpg



Winter Abstraction © 2020 Greg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,946
Posted By Ko.Fe.
More modern Cron is, more common color film use...

More modern Cron is, more common color film use was. Optical formulas were improved for it. Starting from rigid they are awesome on color film.
But somehow it was taking away Crons character on bw...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,946
Posted By Ko.Fe.
You are the one with this opinion on my opinion....

You are the one with this opinion on my opinion. I have read similar to my opinions before.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 832
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Your choice is to play another lottery or just...

Your choice is to play another lottery or just pay a lot more. :)

I prefer to do what I understand and capable of doing by myself. And what is not a lottery.
I use easy to make with nails scissors...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,946
Posted By Ko.Fe.
For BW and kind of matching with M3 nothing beats...

For BW and kind of matching with M3 nothing beats Cron V1 a.k.a. collapsible. The rest of Crons after it are kind of sterile on BW, but good with color film.
I also used I-22, I-26M and J-3 on M3 and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 832
Posted By Ko.Fe.
FSU lenses were made correctly, most of them. The...

FSU lenses were made correctly, most of them. The only reason why they need to be shimmed for Leica is because they used Contax focal distance standard instead of Leica.
Shimming is not damaging...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 832
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Not really small and not chrome versions are...

Not really small and not chrome versions are extreme prone to haze, which is not always removable.
I feel very thank full to Helen Hill for giving me clear one as the gift.




Sorry, but it just...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 723
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I use cap or half for 1L. I agitate. I remove it...

I use cap or half for 1L. I agitate. I remove it after by two fingers method.
I use same mix for months.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I don’t understand how it is possible to pack...

I don’t understand how it is possible to pack half kilo in 7 by 7 cm.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,363
Posted By Ko.Fe.
This is why I have note in OP. It reminds me old...

This is why I have note in OP.
It reminds me old soviet TV programs. Before let you watch the movie they have long talk about it :) And back then we couldn't skip it.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,052
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I'm surprised as well. 7A 35 f2 barrel...

I'm surprised as well. 7A 35 f2 barrel distortions, plus J-12 flare = 35 Cron ASPH. :)

BTW, I have filters at all of my lenses. No such, I'm very sorry to say this, crap.
I have had it in earlier...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 832
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I went from Summar, Summarit, Summitar to all 50...

I went from Summar, Summarit, Summitar to all 50 Crons including current formula.
I also re-shimmed and used many FSU 50mm ltm lenses.
The only reason FSU lenses are cheap is because people lazy or...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,090
Views: 208,029
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Thank you, Eric. This one is after your class in...

Thank you, Eric. This one is after your class in split grading thread. :)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 832
Posted By Ko.Fe.
IIIa period correct Nikon or Canon lens?...

IIIa period correct Nikon or Canon lens? :confused:
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 832
Posted By Ko.Fe.
+1. And protective filter, plus hood. To avoid...

+1.

And protective filter, plus hood. To avoid to have another lens for sale due to scratches.

And then add Jupiter-8 black, it is easier to re-shim and could be one from nineties.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,090
Views: 208,029
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Tried split printing...

Tried split printing :)


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49406451108_f44565bc18_o.jpg
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Yes, I would hold to this particular R4A dearly....

Yes, I would hold to this particular R4A dearly.



My Nikkormat meter is fine in the cold as well.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 5,722
Posted By Ko.Fe.
25000 of clean, issues free BW is enough, IMO....

25000 of clean, issues free BW is enough, IMO.

I was at co-worker place party last evening and switched his new to him Canon 6D to 10 000 and BW, we looked at the images then on huge screen and it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,363
Posted By Ko.Fe.
16*1.5=24. I'm happy with 20mm 3.8 under 100$...

16*1.5=24.


I'm happy with 20mm 3.8 under 100$ Vivitar F mount lens. Planning to get LTM adapter for it. I also have two 28mm F mount lenses. My two Nikon SLRs kit is 50 free. I'm not considering...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By Ko.Fe.
My R2M is about the same as yours R2. My R was...

My R2M is about the same as yours R2. My R was quitting on batteries in cold within hour or go.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 5,722
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Thank you for this article. True world...

Thank you for this article. True world observations in where. I was personally attacked and bullied at LUF for criticizing Leica's "unmatched" statement regarding ISO 100 000.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Nice, sensor dust free images. I had M8 and M-E...

Nice, sensor dust free images.
I had M8 and M-E at same time. Sensors supposed to be very close, but strangely, I liked M8 bright day, place of exposure pictures more than from M-E. M9 sensor seems...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,363
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I hear you. He is not as easy to digest as pop...

I hear you.
He is not as easy to digest as pop music, which I also like. Personally, I'm finding it difficult to understand very smart people. Sometimes I have to listen twice. Here is fresh...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 435
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Wait for Fotodoix. I won't trust something which...

Wait for Fotodoix. I won't trust something which sounds like be she.
In worse case you might have wrongly re-assembled lens.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By Ko.Fe.
In Canada we don't use this as the batteries...

In Canada we don't use this as the batteries placement.
We have top coat for it with inner pockets. Keeps mobile phone warm enough.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,363
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I think, it was one mistake made by author of the...

I think, it was one mistake made by author of the video. FOV is such a red herring. Just like "film Leica M" on the other day.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By Ko.Fe.
:) To keep camera grip warm below under -10 C I...

:)
To keep camera grip warm below under -10 C I will need to use my bare hand or something known for ice fishing.
In Canada we have chill factor, one of determining is how soon frozen flesh will...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 314
Views: 44,120
Posted By Ko.Fe.
With M4-2 in Toronto. It used to be called...

With M4-2 in Toronto. It used to be called AirCanada Center. Indoor arena. Raptors, Maple Leafs. Next to Union Station.




https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49397416802_e997b3a5d5_o.jpg


My...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By Ko.Fe.
This is how most battery grips work.

This is how most battery grips work.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I'm not in CA, I'm in CA. After -10 C it is not...

I'm not in CA, I'm in CA.


After -10 C it is not about how many shots, but if camera could last more than one hour. Colder it goes, faster it dies. Two batteries grips somehow makes it longer than...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Why no M9 battery grip?

I can't recall any widely known (for results) film Leica photogs with motor rewinds. HCB, GW even operated film M with one hand. Yet, they were made and obviously were in use.
But M9 with its tiny...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 906
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Which round is this? I recall at least one round...

Which round is this? I recall at least one round before this one.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,363
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Actually, monochrome memories guy did mentioned...

Actually, monochrome memories guy did mentioned why 50 is not 35, in his video. And why 35 is better than 50. :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,363
Posted By Ko.Fe.
43 is just as no go for me as 50. Slightly, tiny...

43 is just as no go for me as 50. Slightly, tiny bit wider than 50.

I have no idea who came with 50 as kit lens.
My guess, it was just cheapest way to make and nothing else. It is tele suitable for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,363
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Why 35mm is the best, talking head video.

https://youtu.be/74hJ7EacgWE

You could skip first quater of this video, real talk start after it.
Very civilized presenter and very true words for me.
Maybe because I'm 35mm person as well. :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Good results and good pictures. I can't watch...

Good results and good pictures. I can't watch most of posted H photos, too gross. But those are like normal, family event. :)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Nice colors!

Nice colors!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,052
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Flares like lomography lens and distortions just...

Flares like lomography lens and distortions just same as from 7A 35 f2 cheap lens.
Anyone still wants to pay for new Cron ASPH after seen, reading this?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 5,722
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Interesting twist. One person lost m10, damages...

Interesting twist. One person lost m10, damages behind recovery. Short on money or else he googled m9 vs m10.
Google did it’s thing and came with...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,715
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I have quit from looking at images at P.O.T.N....

I have quit from looking at images at P.O.T.N. Those are predominantly taken with Canon DSLRs. Nor I’m posting my pictures much over where. I’m just not interested in dogs, flowers anything typically...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-15-2020
Replies: 53
Views: 1,715
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I'm the one who translated two articles from two...

I'm the one who translated two articles from two ex Winogrand's students, with permission.
I'm the one who studied Winogrands thousands of prints on-line via on-line archive in Arizona.
I'm the one...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-15-2020
Replies: 53
Views: 1,715
Posted By Ko.Fe.
https://www.leica-camera.blog/made-with/leica-m/ T...

https://www.leica-camera.blog/made-with/leica-m/
They have M film users in where. I always comeback to check for new ones.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,377
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Telenal 1L press kit was available for many...

Telenal 1L press kit was available for many years, of not decades.
It is developer and blix only kit. No brainier, same as B&W. Easier than some of the new products.

To manufacture film you need...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-15-2020
Replies: 53
Views: 1,715
Posted By Ko.Fe.
https://anna-sush.photographer.ru/ Anna Bocharova...

https://anna-sush.photographer.ru/
Anna Bocharova a.k.a sush.
Film M user. She is using some old LTM lenses.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-15-2020
Replies: 53
Views: 1,715
Posted By Ko.Fe.
He did not used it as main camera. Period. I...

He did not used it as main camera. Period.

I have seen few of your pictures with FujiX, good pictures, but it just not my thing. I'm not into it. If I ever would, I would ditch Leica in no time.

I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-15-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 1,052
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I don't bother with any of those two on...

I don't bother with any of those two on film.
Summarit-M 35 2.5 (ASPH). 2.4 version of it still available as new.
If I ever feel limited by it on film, I'll add 35 1.4 II Nokton.

FLE makes sense on...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-15-2020
Replies: 53
Views: 1,715
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Leica film M will give you different pictures,...

Leica film M will give you different pictures, only if you are capable of fiddling it. Sorry, but "I used Leica for years" is not the argument. Many could play on the piano, few could make is...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-15-2020
Replies: 23
Views: 2,920
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I mistook it with...

I mistook it with...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-15-2020
Replies: 53
Views: 1,715
Posted By Ko.Fe.
This Mary will never stop going round. If you...

This Mary will never stop going round.
If you are after flowers, nudes and cheese sunsets, sure.
But why GW, HCB, A. Myakishev and other as of now photogs I have posted links for are choosing Leica....
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-14-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,137
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I use this enlarger for some years now. No...

I use this enlarger for some years now. No alignment problems on prints.
And I have both Ilford filters one for enlarger drawer above lens and one set with filter holder under the lens.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-14-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,137
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Mine is Vivitar. Stable, no shake, no head bottom...

Mine is Vivitar. Stable, no shake, no head bottom drift. It has filter drawer above the lens.

Just like on this photos, even same easel....
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-14-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,137
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I'm re-convinced to try SP again, since I was...

I'm re-convinced to try SP again, since I was able to get more about it in this thread.
Not sure if Focomat really worth it if I have working enlarger with latest Nikkor 50 2.8 lens. Is it going to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,377
Posted By Ko.Fe.
And so was the price on BW films I used to be...

And so was the price on BW films I used to be able to afford.
Check their new ECN2 prices. Insane...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-14-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,137
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Sounds way better than spending 1K USD on some...

Sounds way better than spending 1K USD on some gizmo and another 1K USD on Focomat. :)
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-14-2020
Replies: 5,512
Views: 840,920
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Like this and like respect of the Leica...

Like this and like respect of the Leica Monochrome sensor by true professional and street photog like you. No cheese over processing, which is well present in this thread...
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