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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-24-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 658
Posted By Stu W
Free Rigid Summicron-Almost

I've been away from the forum and photography for a few years. Anyway, going over my equipment it seems some of my lenses became a bit foggy. I decided to start with my dual range Summicron. I sent...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-23-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,820
Posted By Stu W
Including ass seniiii?

Including ass seniiii?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-12-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,376
Posted By Stu W
Baking Lacquer-Old School Paint!

I think I've found the solution to the durable paint problem. This stuff does not come off.

http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/store/productdetail.aspx?p=1143
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 894
Posted By Stu W
Hi Jan, my M3's benefited greatly from a cla-the...

Hi Jan, my M3's benefited greatly from a cla-the differnce in the finders was dramatic. A cla will often quiet down a shutter as people sometimes overtighten shutter springs to correct sticky-slow...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-28-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,762
Posted By Stu W
The Pentacon is lighter. Noise is about the same....

The Pentacon is lighter. Noise is about the same. Pentacon parts are stamped sheetmetal.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-28-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,762
Posted By Stu W
Ruben, I've owned both. I actually mangaged to...

Ruben, I've owned both. I actually mangaged to find a brand new Pentacon body. It didn't last 1 roll till the transport mechanism broke. On the other hand I've owned 3 Kiev 60's without any problems....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-27-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 971
Posted By Stu W
I own two M3's and when they hit the end of the...

I own two M3's and when they hit the end of the roll they can't be wound any further. Stu
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-01-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 779
Posted By Stu W
Wayne is right. If you remove the little screw...

Wayne is right. If you remove the little screw and stopper the goggles will fit any Leica body. If you do remove the stop however you must remember not to dismount the lens in the close focus...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-27-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,027
Posted By Stu W
3/8 is a good tripod socket size for an 1100lb...

3/8 is a good tripod socket size for an 1100lb camera. :D
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-12-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,026
Posted By Stu W
I had the VCII and from what I recall the meter...

I had the VCII and from what I recall the meter approximated the area covered by a 90mm lens. Stu
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-06-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,164
Posted By Stu W
I'll bet Tom A could make them.

I'll bet Tom A could make them.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-06-2008
Replies: 167
Views: 137,693
Posted By Stu W
Gary Camera Repair 228 Hett Avenue Staten...

Gary Camera Repair
228 Hett Avenue
Staten Island
NY 10306
718-987-0278
Gary is from the FSU. I know he works on all Soviet cameras, early Contax, and I believe screw mount Leica. I've heard he is...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-02-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 7,653
Posted By Stu W
The IIa is one piece of quality camera! Enjoy it.

The IIa is one piece of quality camera! Enjoy it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-02-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,164
Posted By Stu W
I think his place of business burned down a...

I think his place of business burned down a couple of years ago.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-30-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 704
Posted By Stu W
Early Production M3

http://cgi.ebay.com/Leica-M3-DS-Body-Just-Serviced-No-702480-From-1954_W0QQitemZ110305907445QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item110305907445&_trkparms=39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A10%7C240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-30-2008
Replies: 167
Views: 137,693
Posted By Stu W
LHSA keeps a list. I think a sticky over here is...

LHSA keeps a list. I think a sticky over here is a good idea. http://www.lhsa.org/repair.html
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-29-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,904
Posted By Stu W
Converting a III to a II isn't a hack. Actually...

Converting a III to a II isn't a hack. Actually Contax would upgrade II's to III's for a small fee. The serial numbers do not differentiate between a II or a III so the camera isn't devalued. Stu
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-29-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,064
Posted By Stu W
Paul, I've done it myself with home made tools....

Paul, I've done it myself with home made tools. The results were perfect. Micro-tools used to make a couple of dent removers but I don't think they do anymore. Anyway, I made my own and worked slowly...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-29-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,021
Posted By Stu W
That was fast! Hope it found a good home.

That was fast! Hope it found a good home.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-29-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,021
Posted By Stu W
HU Dual Range Under $200

http://cgi.ebay.com/Leica-50mm-2-0-Summicron-Lens-DR-Dual-Range-No-Eyes-50_W0QQitemZ110305570607QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item110305570607&_trkparms=39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A10%7C240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-28-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 3,078
Posted By Stu W
Jim Beam, Haig and Haig, -Sorry, I thought you...

Jim Beam, Haig and Haig, -Sorry, I thought you said one bourbon, one scotch, one beer. My mistake.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-28-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 2,948
Posted By Stu W
Ruben, I must apologize for losing my temper over...

Ruben, I must apologize for losing my temper over a series of posts. You mention RFF friendship and I agree. However, I consider the advice of my RFF friends. Ruben, if your post aroused the ire of...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-27-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 2,948
Posted By Stu W
This post should become a sticky already! I find...

This post should become a sticky already!
I find it hard to believe that so many things that you purchase on e-bay get "lost in the mail"! Three items you mentioned. How many more? If an e-bay...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 10-27-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,748
Posted By Stu W
Hi Michael, I got my info from Peter's web site....

Hi Michael, I got my info from Peter's web site. I guess his service description was giving a worst case scenario. Here's the link. He states he re-silvers. Stu

Okay, maybe the link is here....
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-27-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 2,948
Posted By Stu W
I posted this 2 days ago, when all this business...

I posted this 2 days ago, when all this business started. If you would have simply read it instead of composing 9000 word poetic posts your camera would be working right now. I'm sorry Ruben, but it...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 10-27-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,748
Posted By Stu W
Tom, I know you prefer the M2 :rolleyes:but CRR...

Tom, I know you prefer the M2 :rolleyes:but CRR Luton will completely restore-not repair an M3 rangefinder for L145. I believe that Don Goldberg provides the service for less, and he's right here in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-26-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Posted By Stu W
I have all my original Leica caps stashed away...

I have all my original Leica caps stashed away and I use $3 snap on caps. Better than losing them. Stu
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-26-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 8,346
Posted By Stu W
I love the mechanics of that lens. Talk about...

I love the mechanics of that lens. Talk about precision! Stu
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-26-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,652
Posted By Stu W
I always wondered about the effect of replacement...

I always wondered about the effect of replacement covering and camera value. Both my M's have Aki-Asahi coverings as the original vulcanite was brittle and chipping off with use. My cameras are in...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-25-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 2,948
Posted By Stu W
I posted the link for the easy Canonet shutter...

I posted the link for the easy Canonet shutter repair 10 hours ago.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-25-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2,710
Posted By Stu W
Before I got bit by the Leica bug I had the...

Before I got bit by the Leica bug I had the Contax bug. The IIa is an engineering work of art. I had a set of lenses-from 35 to 135 but it seems the ones I used were the 50 and 135. The 50 more often...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-25-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 2,948
Posted By Stu W
How to fix your...

How to fix your camera-http://www.kyphoto.com/classics/canonetblade.html
Petroleum does have a point, although I think he expresses it a bit strongly. Really, what do you expect from a cheaply made,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-24-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,615
Posted By Stu W
Let us know what Youxin thinks. Stu

Let us know what Youxin thinks. Stu
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-24-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,615
Posted By Stu W
Do you process the film yourself?

Do you process the film yourself?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-21-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 924
Posted By Stu W
I don't think you need the M4 loading system-the...

I don't think you need the M4 loading system-the camera is easy enough to load with a little practice. The 35 f2 is great but the 2.8 will save you a bunch and works just fine. For the 90 I would go...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-20-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,241
Posted By Stu W
Could be a light baffle that came loose. From...

Could be a light baffle that came loose. From what I understand it's pretty common on M3's and M2's. Stu
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-20-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,241
Posted By Stu W
Ditto to what Al said. Happened to me on a...

Ditto to what Al said. Happened to me on a screwmount. Was just a film chip. Stu
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-20-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 2,566
Posted By Stu W
Why not just save the original covering and...

Why not just save the original covering and replace it at time of resale?
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-19-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 2,682
Posted By Stu W
I read that the AIG execs are going on a...

I read that the AIG execs are going on a worldwide camera buying junket via private jet this weekend with their windfall er I mean bailout. Stu
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-19-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,641
Posted By Stu W
Rubbish I say! Why even my house boy knows a...

Rubbish I say! Why even my house boy knows a Summicron is f2!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-18-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,215
Posted By Stu W
I think any lens made by Pentax is excellent. I...

I think any lens made by Pentax is excellent. I wouldn't be surprised if the 50 f1.4 outperforms the Leica.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-11-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,707
Posted By Stu W
Take a wild guess how I figured it out?

Take a wild guess how I figured it out?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-11-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,707
Posted By Stu W
Looks nice Michael. The self-timer screw is a LH...

Looks nice Michael. The self-timer screw is a LH thread which is probably how you broke it. Drill a very small hole in the screw with a wire size bit and a pin vise. You don't have to drill too deep....
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-05-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 3,430
Posted By Stu W
Aki-Asahi makes a replacement front skin for the...

Aki-Asahi makes a replacement front skin for the camera. Stu
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-04-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 2,092
Posted By Stu W
Oh, btw, it uses e41 filters which are a pain to...

Oh, btw, it uses e41 filters which are a pain to find. I have a full set but I made an e41-e39 adapter so I don't have to carry around a second set. Stu
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-04-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 2,092
Posted By Stu W
I too bought a mint Summarit that was so hazy it...

I too bought a mint Summarit that was so hazy it looked like it was filled with smoke. Unusable. Sent it to one of the regulars for a cla and it came back crystal clear. As it is an 80 year old...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-04-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 2,300
Posted By Stu W
I would guess fake collectibles, like black...

I would guess fake collectibles, like black paints, mp's etc. Stu
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-30-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 3,582
Posted By Stu W
With the 50, there shouldn't be any other...

With the 50, there shouldn't be any other framelines visible. M3's focus easily in dim light. Maybe your camera is having some mechanical problems. Stu
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-26-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 2,955
Posted By Stu W
I scored a 10. According to the scores, it seems...

I scored a 10. According to the scores, it seems that RFF members are far superior than average people.
Forum: Off Topic 09-17-2008
Replies: 143
Views: 10,083
Posted By Stu W
I'm rich as of yesterday. I purchased AIG with my...

I'm rich as of yesterday. I purchased AIG with my hard earned tax dollars and I didn't even know it! Those 7 digit salaries are safe for a while.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-06-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,389
Posted By Stu W
There were quite a few "Lutheran Hospital"s in...

There were quite a few "Lutheran Hospital"s in Brooklyn years ago. Most were hyphenated like Norwegian-Lutheran Hospital. The original "Lutheran Hospital" was on East New York Ave. and Junius St. I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-05-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,380
Posted By Stu W
Icebear, All M3 finders will eventually need...

Icebear, All M3 finders will eventually need repair. After Don is finished regluing it with UV cement instead of balsam the fix is permanant. I still would look for some consideration from the seller...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-04-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 1,127
Posted By Stu W
Fred, I looked close at the bag. The snaps are...

Fred, I looked close at the bag. The snaps are all marked "Scovill Mfg. Co.". I googled them and they're a snap manufacturer in Ct. that did a lot of military contract stuff. Were there US made Leica...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-04-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 1,127
Posted By Stu W
Where Did These Leica Bags Come From?

I just impulse bought an old Leica canvas bag. It's 20-30 years old by appearance. Looks very much like the M Classic bag. The bag is beige waterproof canvas with three leather straps. It has a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-01-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,197
Posted By Stu W
I believe the ttl is a couple of mm's taller than...

I believe the ttl is a couple of mm's taller than the classic. If it's a ttl you have to unscrew that little plastic stop block on the goggles to use them. If you're not using the goggles it doesn't...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-14-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 3,252
Posted By Stu W
Hey Tim, It's an M4 at a good price. I don't know...

Hey Tim, It's an M4 at a good price. I don't know the extent of the de-cementing but I've seen plenty of cameras with crystallization of the cement around the edges. This has come up before and most...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-06-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,241
Posted By Stu W
Colyn, I used to own several Contax cameras and...

Colyn, I used to own several Contax cameras and was successful at removing the Zeiss bumps. Carefully peal off the leater. You don't have to go any further than the bumps. Clean the green crud which...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-06-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,926
Posted By Stu W
Bad camera. Seen one eat a rocking chair one...

Bad camera. Seen one eat a rocking chair one time. This camera, swallow you whole.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-25-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 3,020
Posted By Stu W
I bought a Contax II from him a while back. Was...

I bought a Contax II from him a while back. Was very accurate on his description. I'd buy from him again. Stu
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-13-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,062
Posted By Stu W
f6.3 also called f5.6 and a half was a popular f...

f6.3 also called f5.6 and a half was a popular f stop. Maybe the previous owner had the lens modified or maybe it was built that way. Anyway, I wouldn't worry about it. Stu
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-01-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By Stu W
I too have a -1.75 prescription. I use a -2 on my...

I too have a -1.75 prescription. I use a -2 on my M3. Works great. Bought from HK on ebay. I seem to remember a thread discussing the -5 built in factor. From what I recall the -5 is to be ignored. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-28-2008
Replies: 89
Views: 3,002
Posted By Stu W
I certainly wouldn't want to stick it to KEH as...

I certainly wouldn't want to stick it to KEH as I've purchased from them before and was very satisfied with the goods and the service. On the other hand, I would stick it to an oil company in a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-19-2008
Replies: 7,557
Views: 3,884,843
Posted By Stu W
I like it! I always wanted to ditch the self...

I like it! I always wanted to ditch the self timer on my early M3, but I never could get up the guts. Stu
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-15-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 3,281
Posted By Stu W
Mine is a 34mm which is readily available now as...

Mine is a 34mm which is readily available now as the 34mm filters are used on some digital cameras. A better suggestion would be the SOOGZ adapter which will enable you to use everything e39. Stu
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-15-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 1,653
Posted By Stu W
Andy, I have the Summarit hood-not very...

Andy, I have the Summarit hood-not very practical. Anyway, I picked up an old 41mm Walz filter, removed the glass, bought a 40.5 mm hood off ebay. Anyway, the 40.5 came very close to threading in to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-30-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By Stu W
According to the serial number it is Canadian. As...

According to the serial number it is Canadian. As per the KB page the Canadian versions rate a "very rare" as opposed to the Wetzlar "fairly common". But, if you want it to be common go right...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-30-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 2,649
Posted By Stu W
Why not try it with a 1.5v cell? Worth a shot. Stu

Why not try it with a 1.5v cell? Worth a shot. Stu
Forum: RFF Polls 01-30-2008
Replies: 75
Views: 5,449
Posted By Stu W
Classic Camera magazine had an interesting...

Classic Camera magazine had an interesting article a couple of years ago. "A Leica for Rasmussen" was about an auction Leica that had a roll of fiml in it from the early 1930's. Anyway, it was...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-29-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By Stu W
I believe that Canadian built M3's had the M3...

I believe that Canadian built M3's had the M3 engraving larger than the German made ones. You're serial # is for a Canadian M3. Stu
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2008
Replies: 217
Views: 10,835
Posted By Stu W
Why trade down from the LX!

Why trade down from the LX!
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-26-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 912
Posted By Stu W
Question Wow, Lots of Forums!

Where's the camera obscura forum?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-26-2008
Replies: 75
Views: 20,216
Posted By Stu W
I always wanted the M3 and when I finally could...

I always wanted the M3 and when I finally could afford it I bought one. Then another. The only lens problem is the 35 and that's why they have goggled lenses. Anything wider and you still need an...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-26-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 3,649
Posted By Stu W
I miss my IIIc :(

I miss my IIIc :(
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-26-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By Stu W
I was very happy with my Chrome Fat Tele-Elmarit....

I was very happy with my Chrome Fat Tele-Elmarit. It was almost the same size as my 50 Summicron. I only sold it because I didn't use it that much and I had a couple of other 90's. The chrome demands...
Forum: RFF News 01-26-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,398
Posted By Stu W
I wish they could have repaired all his negs from...

I wish they could have repaired all his negs from D-Day.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-25-2008
Replies: 75
Views: 20,216
Posted By Stu W
Funny, I wonder how many Leica owners ever used...

Funny, I wonder how many Leica owners ever used the self-timer feature? I've actually considered removing it from one of my M3 bodies but didn't have the guts. I just think the camera would look...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-25-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By Stu W
I think Leica's designation is SBOOI not that it...

I think Leica's designation is SBOOI not that it really matters. Stu
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-25-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 1,144
Posted By Stu W
Jay has a good point. Why do my Leica lenses have...

Jay has a good point. Why do my Leica lenses have their actual focal length engraved on them? Wasn't the dual range "special" as it's focal length was closer to the standard than other lenses?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-25-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 1,144
Posted By Stu W
I noticed that myself. I also noticed the...

I noticed that myself. I also noticed the condition was corrected when I collimated the lens. In my 3 cases with FSU lenses the problem seemed to be quality control as 2 were way out of whack and 1...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-24-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 1,144
Posted By Stu W
I voted on the Jupiter 9. The copy I had was in...

I voted on the Jupiter 9. The copy I had was in absolutely mint condition-unused. I think the reason why was it was so off as to be unserviceable. On the + side unlike Leica lenses it is very easily...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-24-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 1,144
Posted By Stu W
Kim, I've used FSU lenses in ltm, and I found...

Kim, I've used FSU lenses in ltm, and I found that when purchased they needed collimation, but once collimated were accurate at all ranges. Stu
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-23-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 2,649
Posted By Stu W
This seller is a photo recycler. He's sold CL's...

This seller is a photo recycler. He's sold CL's before. Everyone seems happy though.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130185624648
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-22-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,218
Posted By Stu W
This is the same guy who was selling the M3 #...

This is the same guy who was selling the M3 # 1,000,000. Wonder if that was legit?
Forum: RFF Polls 01-19-2008
Replies: 169
Views: 17,491
Posted By Stu W
No, and I haven't seen "The Bridges of Madison...

No, and I haven't seen "The Bridges of Madison County" either. You'll never hear "pass the quiche" and "turn up that Liza Minelli cd" in my house! :D
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-17-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 811
Posted By Stu W
I too love the flatiron building. I went to take...

I too love the flatiron building. I went to take some shots of it a couple of months ago but they had a scaffold around the bottom of it. Ruined my whole plan.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-14-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 1,127
Posted By Stu W
I was thinking a light leak from an added sync...

I was thinking a light leak from an added sync socket or the shutter binding from an aftermarket sync device but I Keiths idea sounds like a good one. The screws in the front certainly are well...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-14-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 1,127
Posted By Stu W
Does the camera have an add on or accesory flash...

Does the camera have an add on or accesory flash sync? Stu
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,234
Posted By Stu W
My experiences have been the same as Whitecat's....

My experiences have been the same as Whitecat's. Everything I've ordered from Japan or HK 4 days or less. Mainland China 10 days. Europe a week. Canada, which is less than 300 miles from here can...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,234
Posted By Stu W
Not in my experience. Fedex will sit in customs...

Not in my experience. Fedex will sit in customs for up to a month but usps stuff usually flies right through. I'd start making phone calls. Stu
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 603
Posted By Stu W
There have been Shane spottings, and he does...

There have been Shane spottings, and he does usually hit the NYC area once a year. He still plays in Europe with the Popes and last I heard he was doing a reunion tour with the Pogues. Too late today...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 603
Posted By Stu W
I thought of that. I have an uncoated elmar 9cm...

I thought of that. I have an uncoated elmar 9cm circa 1934! Never tried it though. That might be a plan! On the other hand, I have to finish installing a window for my Mom. It'll probably take me all...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 603
Posted By Stu W
Not me. That's Shane Macgowan from the Pogues....

Not me. That's Shane Macgowan from the Pogues. Talented but has a slight alcohol and substance problem. Stu
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 603
Posted By Stu W
1 camera, 1 lens, 1 film

I need to unwind. I don't drink (anymore anyway), don't do drugs-except valium prn which doesn't do anything. I was thinking of taking a day off from work, leave my cell phone and family home, maybe...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,046
Posted By Stu W
Thanks guys. Guess I'll just have to wait till it...

Thanks guys. Guess I'll just have to wait till it gets here to make my decision. I'm a lot like Bill in as I think that you can't have enough padding-especially for 50 year old M3's. I like the beer...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-08-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By Stu W
Get the VC or Leica brand if you can. I tried the...

Get the VC or Leica brand if you can. I tried the off brands and had a problem. I don't think they're machined to the same tolerances. I bought my VC at the Photo Village as I live in New York and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,046
Posted By Stu W
Nah, that's a pic of Shane Macgowan from the...

Nah, that's a pic of Shane Macgowan from the Pogues. I myself have become a tea totaler. Can't say I don't miss the brew though. Stu
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-08-2008
Replies: 64
Views: 1,482
Posted By Stu W
I too have a local 1 hr lab that knows what...

I too have a local 1 hr lab that knows what they're doing. Also $2 a roll for processing only including an index sheet, $7 if I want it scanned to disk in Tiff. When I'm lazy I let him put it to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 1,707
Posted By Stu W
That's it. A letter to VC!. We want a friction...

That's it. A letter to VC!. We want a friction washer to fix the asa problem and a mounted eyelet for lanyard attachment! I'll bet we're describing the VC III. Wonder if the manufacturers read these...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,046
Posted By Stu W
Once again, another impulse buy that may have...

Once again, another impulse buy that may have gone bad. Why do I keep on doing these things!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,046
Posted By Stu W
Hmm, sounds big. How about 1 body, 3 lenses,...

Hmm, sounds big. How about 1 body, 3 lenses, meter, film and a change of clothes?:D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 1,707
Posted By Stu W
Roger, VC makes a neck lanyard for the meter but...

Roger, VC makes a neck lanyard for the meter but from what I remember it is quite pricey. Stu
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 1,707
Posted By Stu W
Thumbs up Kully I think you solved the meter's major flaw!...

Kully I think you solved the meter's major flaw! OK, now I give the meter a thumbs up. Stu
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,046
Posted By Stu W
Question Domke f-3x and M system-Too much case?

I need a new bag. I ordered a Domke f-3x. Now I'm starting to have my doubts, although it's already bought, paid for and shipped. Looking at Domke's home page it seems like my M3, a couple or three...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 1,707
Posted By Stu W
Every time you take a reading you have to make...

Every time you take a reading you have to make sure the asa setting didn't change. Very annoying.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-07-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By Stu W
I wish I had a IIIg!:(

I wish I had a IIIg!:(
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-06-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 1,662
Posted By Stu W
3 Year waiting list though.

3 Year waiting list though.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-06-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 1,662
Posted By Stu W
I think the term CLA has been misinterpreted as...

I think the term CLA has been misinterpreted as completely stripped down to all 10, 000 pieces, with each piece polished and cleaned, lubricated with some exotic precise viscosity rare anti-friction...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-05-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 1,862
Posted By Stu W
The year is only 5 days old!

The year is only 5 days old!
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-05-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 984
Posted By Stu W
HU Good Price? Billingham

http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/pho/526454138.html
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-02-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By Stu W
Nice shots. I have 400cn that's 3 years expired...

Nice shots. I have 400cn that's 3 years expired and it still works fine.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-01-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,623
Posted By Stu W
Seeing a pro using a piece of equipment to me is...

Seeing a pro using a piece of equipment to me is like an endorsement for the product. If it's good enough for someone who relies on it to make a living, it's good enough for me. Canon and Nikon were...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-01-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,623
Posted By Stu W
Question Free Leica M8! Good Idea?

Okay, my family was heavily involved in the Toys for Tots drive once again. My youngest is now promoted to Head Elf and she got to organize and delegate to all the Helper Elves. Anyway, over 4000...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-31-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 1,937
Posted By Stu W
Mike, I ask for them cut and sleeved. He would...

Mike, I ask for them cut and sleeved. He would usually return you the entire film colied in the plastic container. Stu
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-31-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,228
Posted By Stu W
I use a local 1 hour lab. He's been there...

I use a local 1 hour lab. He's been there probably close to 20 years. It's a family run business and they are very fussy about the quality of their work. The rite aid and walgreens folks with their...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-31-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 1,937
Posted By Stu W
Shooting Film On The Cheap!

I have my new-within the last year-technique for keeping my costs down.
1-I keep my eyes open for out of date or soon to be film. I usually don't pay more than $1 a roll and I have a big tupperware...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-29-2007
Replies: 153
Views: 14,658
Posted By Stu W
After thousands of hours of diesel and sirens my...

After thousands of hours of diesel and sirens my hearing leaves a bit to be desired also. I barely make it through my annual medical. Stu
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-29-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By Stu W
Brian just jogged my memory with this one. I had...

Brian just jogged my memory with this one. I had a Sonnar that did the same thing-everything out of focus. The problem was an element installed backwards. Stu
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-28-2007
Replies: 74
Views: 8,156
Posted By Stu W
No brass. Some are titanium, and some are another...

No brass. Some are titanium, and some are another alloy but no brass. Anyway, the finish is very durable-you'd be hard pressed to wear through it.
However, I would try to find a late one-with the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-28-2007
Replies: 74
Views: 8,156
Posted By Stu W
If you ever saw a Minolta and a Pentax...

If you ever saw a Minolta and a Pentax disassembled the Pentax would be the obvious choice, in my opinion of course. The K bodies, the MX and of course the LX are pretty much bulletproof. They will...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-26-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 880
Posted By Stu W
I too bought a diopter from them. Looks and works...

I too bought a diopter from them. Looks and works great, shipping was very fast. I recommend these guys. Stu
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-25-2007
Replies: 74
Views: 8,156
Posted By Stu W
Another vote for Pentax. The SMC lenses are...

Another vote for Pentax. The SMC lenses are superb. KX, MX and the LX being my favorite bodies.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-25-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By Stu W
Is everything out or focus or is the point of...

Is everything out or focus or is the point of focus off? Big difference. If the point of focus is off just follow the same collimation technique used by all the Jupiter lenses. A single set screw I...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-24-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 862
Posted By Stu W
I had 2 Leicas, one IIIc and a IIIf. Both had...

I had 2 Leicas, one IIIc and a IIIf. Both had cards in the back of the case too. I thought they were some kind of loading aid myself. Stu
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-22-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By Stu W
In my experience better but never as smooth as...

In my experience better but never as smooth as the Zorki.
Forum: RFF Polls 12-20-2007
Replies: 296
Views: 15,963
Posted By Stu W
Former chain smoker. Miss it still.

Former chain smoker. Miss it still.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-20-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By Stu W
That's what I miss about my Contx/Kiev phase. All...

That's what I miss about my Contx/Kiev phase. All my lenses combined cost lesst than a 40 year old Summicron. I carried the Russian 35, 50, 85 and 135. Never needed anything else. The only one of the...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-19-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 606
Posted By Stu W
Question Contax IIa IIIa Service-Too Good To Be True?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ZEISS-IKON-CONTAX-IIa-OR-IIIa-MECHANICAL-RESTORATION_W0QQitemZ290191340824QQihZ019QQcategoryZ30028QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Anyone tried them yet?
Forum: RFF Polls 12-19-2007
Replies: 90
Views: 5,808
Posted By Stu W
Hi, my name is Stu and I am a gearaholic.

Hi, my name is Stu and I am a gearaholic.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-17-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,101
Posted By Stu W
Pnet thread-Is the M8 a real "M" body or an imposter?

Read the thread on Pnet regarding the pedigree of the M8. My response was basically that I was expecting more of a digital back to fit my film cameras than a whole digital camera that accepts "M"...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-16-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 3,067
Posted By Stu W
Pride of possession. I used to collect firearms....

Pride of possession. I used to collect firearms. Firearms collectors are so fussy that the minor flaws mentioned on that M3 would seriously devalue a firearm.
Stu
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-16-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 3,067
Posted By Stu W
I'm thinking. Give me a while. :confused:

I'm thinking. Give me a while. :confused:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-16-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 3,067
Posted By Stu W
Now you have me missing my Triumph Bonneville! My...

Now you have me missing my Triumph Bonneville! My wife would kill me though. Stu
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-16-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 3,067
Posted By Stu W
I remember quite a few years ago the Canadian...

I remember quite a few years ago the Canadian Govt. was auctioning off two complete P-51 Mustangs. Both were wings off and crated for shipping. True they never saw combat but who wouldn't want a new...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-15-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 3,067
Posted By Stu W
Nice camera. I always thought the single stroke...

Nice camera. I always thought the single stroke had the later strap lugs. This camera is a single stroke for sure though. What serial number did the lugs change? Stu
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-13-2007
Replies: 35
Views: 2,206
Posted By Stu W
Until this mess I really didn't know anything...

Until this mess I really didn't know anything about the M4-2. I looked the camera up and except for the lack of the cult status of the M4, everything I read was pretty positive after a specific...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-13-2007
Replies: 35
Views: 2,206
Posted By Stu W
So, what did Youxin say?

So, what did Youxin say?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-10-2007
Replies: 35
Views: 2,206
Posted By Stu W
As an extra pick me up, change the winder and the...

As an extra pick me up, change the winder and the preview to the M3 style.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-10-2007
Replies: 35
Views: 2,206
Posted By Stu W
Listen, it's probably going to bug the hell out...

Listen, it's probably going to bug the hell out of you if the camera isn't right. Bite the bullet and see if Youxin has the right top plate. If not Dag has one. For less than a hundred bucks you'll...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-10-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 2,567
Posted By Stu W
I think it's a Russian Wolfhound which I believe...

I think it's a Russian Wolfhound which I believe is the same as a Borzoi. I end up in Brighton Beach a lot and there are a ton of them there. Stu
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-10-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,619
Posted By Stu W
Philippe, I'll bet the camera is just fine and...

Philippe, I'll bet the camera is just fine and you're losing sleep over nothing! Just go to any camera show and examine any Leica close enough and you're sure to find something. Post some pics of the...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-09-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,610
Posted By Stu W
My that is a nice looking early Kiev case for the...

My that is a nice looking early Kiev case for the Kiev with the foot by the tripod shoe-The one that also fits the Contax II! I'll bet it even has the suede lining!

And that Contax II case looks...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-09-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By Stu W
I had a lens balsam with that pattern. If it is...

I had a lens balsam with that pattern. If it is just seperation no biggy-have it repaired. Stu
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-08-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,954
Posted By Stu W
I may put this up on ebay later. It has great...

I may put this up on ebay later. It has great sentimental value but with Christmas right around the corner.....

http://mysite.verizon.net/stuems/Leni.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-08-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,954
Posted By Stu W
This is great! Now he sold his poor dead...

This is great! Now he sold his poor dead Grandfather's Lou Gehrig autographed baseball! I love...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-07-2007
Replies: 75
Views: 20,216
Posted By Stu W
The Quick Load kit is pretty much useless in the...

The Quick Load kit is pretty much useless in the M3 as you have to remove the spool anyway to reset the counter. I had one but went back to the regular spool. Stu
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-07-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,457
Posted By Stu W
Let us know how the new Summarit performs. I was...

Let us know how the new Summarit performs. I was thinking 75mm myself, but I think a VC lens would be more in my budget. Stu
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-05-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,095
Posted By Stu W
I too am confused by filter factors. I have Leitz...

I too am confused by filter factors. I have Leitz yellow filters marked with a factor of "0"? I also did the "through a meter" test and found that a medium yellow or green had no effect on the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-01-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,401
Posted By Stu W
Forgot about the Rollei's. He's got 2 showcases...

Forgot about the Rollei's. He's got 2 showcases packed with them.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-01-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,401
Posted By Stu W
I've never seen so much high end equipment under...

I've never seen so much high end equipment under one roof-in a small store no less. He also is into digital-Has the M8 too. Looking behind his counter I could have a field day in his junk pile. Stu
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-01-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,401
Posted By Stu W
Koh's Leica Museum

I went to Koh's Camera Shop In Long Island today. Never been there. I felt as if I was in Leica heaven. Jimmy Koh has tons of Leica equipment, including some ultra valuable and rare pieces. Black M3...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-25-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 905
Posted By Stu W
Kent, did you try "reforming" the capacitor?...

Kent, did you try "reforming" the capacitor? Flashes that sit too long will need the caps reformed. Just do a google search and I'm sure you'll find something. Stu
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-23-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 939
Posted By Stu W
You're absolutely right, it is a snap shot. The...

You're absolutely right, it is a snap shot. The only light was the ceiling light, no metering-used the pocket guide, and it was the quickest focus and shoot you've ever seen. I didn't want to arouse...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-23-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 939
Posted By Stu W
That's it, I going here for my "attaboys" for now...

That's it, I going here for my "attaboys" for now on. Stu:D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-23-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 939
Posted By Stu W
Dave, the family criticism on this shot was her...

Dave, the family criticism on this shot was her hair is a mess and she has a lousy expression on her face. God, she's a teenager doing homework. I know you hit the nail on the head with this one....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-23-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 939
Posted By Stu W
I need some feedback here

I was trying to get the feel for indoor shooting, no metering, and shot some pics of my family doing their thing. I thought they came out pretty good, but my wife and kids think they're lousy. This...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-23-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 752
Posted By Stu W
I dodge the push on caps. If you use Leitz...

I dodge the push on caps. If you use Leitz filters their od is not 42mm, and the caps don't stay on securely. For me it's 39mm snap caps. Stu
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-20-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 954
Posted By Stu W
I think Tom Abrahamsson has a black Rigid...

I think Tom Abrahamsson has a black Rigid Summicron that was custom converted from an "m" mount to ltm mount. Maybe he can post some pics? Stu
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-20-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 996
Posted By Stu W
ferider, I think Cartier-Bresson did that one...

ferider, I think Cartier-Bresson did that one already.:D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-20-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,093
Posted By Stu W
I would figure in lug replacement . Dag has new...

I would figure in lug replacement . Dag has new ones. Stu
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-18-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 2,821
Posted By Stu W
Does anyone make an e41 to e39 adapter? I have an...

Does anyone make an e41 to e39 adapter? I have an entire set of Summarit filters, including the IR, but they really are impractical to use. Keep them as collectibles. Stu
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-17-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,177
Posted By Stu W
The Pupil Outwits The Master

My partner on the job is just getting into photography. I gave her a camera and lens and sent her out on her own. Came back with absolute junk. The other day we went out shooting. I stepped in before...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-12-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,954
Posted By Stu W
Peter, that camera looks TOO good. I must admit...

Peter, that camera looks TOO good. I must admit that if I was shopping for my first Leica, and didn't bother to do the research, I could have been one of the bidders. I really do feel bad for the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-12-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,954
Posted By Stu W
Well this is a case where the losers won.;)

Well this is a case where the losers won.;)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-12-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,954
Posted By Stu W
But it was dear old departed Grand Dads favorite...

But it was dear old departed Grand Dads favorite camera that he used for 50 years! Ah, all the family Christmases that camera has seen!:D
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-12-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,954
Posted By Stu W
Is This A Leica?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300168985274&indexURL=0&photoDisplayType=2#ebayphotohosting

24 bidders say it is. I say it looks like a Zorki? Stu
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-10-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,159
Posted By Stu W
Hey Rick, the black dials are more reliable than...

Hey Rick, the black dials are more reliable than the color dials though. Stu
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-10-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 2,239
Posted By Stu W
Jeremy, I gave you a link to a seller on ebay who...

Jeremy, I gave you a link to a seller on ebay who has the Zenitar in a Minolta mount. Email him and ask if the automatic function of the lens is retained or do you have to manually stop down to meter.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-10-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 2,239
Posted By Stu W
It's time to talk Jeremy out of a fisheye!:D

It's time to talk Jeremy out of a fisheye!:D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-10-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 2,239
Posted By Stu W
http://cgi.ebay.com/Minolta-MD-MC-Zenitar-2-8-16-F...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Minolta-MD-MC-Zenitar-2-8-16-FISH-EYE-Lens-origin-mount_W0QQitemZ170117454614QQihZ007QQcategoryZ48554QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem
Why don't you ask if this lens will stop...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-10-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 2,239
Posted By Stu W
Jeremy, the lens is more a novelty and at the...

Jeremy, the lens is more a novelty and at the price I don't think you can go wrong. Just make sure that an adapter from m42 to Minolta is available. If so you are good to go. Stop down metering isn't...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-09-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 2,401
Posted By Stu W
No, you're probably thinking of the Peleng which...

No, you're probably thinking of the Peleng which needs an adapter for each camera. The Zenitar comes with dedicated mounts which preserve the auto aperture. I'm not sure about for Minolta though....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-09-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 3,409
Posted By Stu W
I like your choice of slr's!

I like your choice of slr's!
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-09-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 2,432
Posted By Stu W
OPINION OPINION ...

OPINION OPINION OPINION
Ruben, I've owned quite a few Contaxes and Leicas. In my opinion the Contax II and III are primitive in their...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 11-09-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 2,500
Posted By Stu W
HU Leica CL

http://cgi.ebay.com/Leica-CL-35mm-Rangefinder-w-Copy-manual-Filters-film_W0QQitemZ200172212704QQihZ010QQcategoryZ30030QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 2,401
Posted By Stu W
The Zenitar is a full frame fisheye, not a...

The Zenitar is a full frame fisheye, not a circular one. The image fills the whole frame. I think that they're trying to say that the filter must be mounted. The Zenitar comes with a UV filter and a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 2,401
Posted By Stu W
David, you can count on your fingers the amount...

David, you can count on your fingers the amount of times that I've used my fisheye. On the other hand, my 21mm gets a fair amount of use. I look at the fisheye as sort of a novelty, so I guess I'm...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 2,401
Posted By Stu W
Leica Thread Mount. Won't do you any good....

Leica Thread Mount. Won't do you any good. Rangefinder only. A Pentax 42mm thread mount will pretty much allow you to mount the lens on any slr with the proper adapter. Stu
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 2,401
Posted By Stu W
Jeremy, the Zenitar uses rear mounted...

Jeremy, the Zenitar uses rear mounted filters-which are included with the lens. They say the filter is part of the optical formula but I really don't understand why.

David states the Zenitar has...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 2,401
Posted By Stu W
I have the Zenitar in Pentax mount. I think mine...

I have the Zenitar in Pentax mount. I think mine is great. If you compose carefully it works as a super wide angle, but at the same time it's fun to take pics of your dog with his nose looking real...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-08-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,619
Posted By Stu W
Crawdiddy, there was a page on old Canon meters....

Crawdiddy, there was a page on old Canon meters. I can't remember who wrote it right now. Anyway, the author stated that most meters were repairable without replacing the cell. In my own experience I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-06-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 2,229
Posted By Stu W
Doesn't Leica have a database of stolen equipment...

Doesn't Leica have a database of stolen equipment listed by sn? How bought a stolen equipment sticky?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-02-2007
Replies: 7,557
Views: 3,884,843
Posted By Stu W
Time to hit the Goodwill. I like that strap too....

Time to hit the Goodwill. I like that strap too. Looks like the artisan and artist, but I'm sure a lot less expensive.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-29-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,431
Posted By Stu W
Hi Turd! and welcome to Rangefinder Forum. Glad...

Hi Turd! and welcome to Rangefinder Forum. Glad to have someone like you here to police all this useless dribble by all these misfits! Happy trolling!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-26-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By Stu W
I only use the Leitz filters, including the...

I only use the Leitz filters, including the polarizer. I tried other brands and the mechanics become an issue-they tend to get frozen on to the lens. The Leitz filters are just a better fit. As...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-25-2007
Replies: 35
Views: 3,787
Posted By Stu W
Mark said Cosmetically-not Functionally. Stu

Mark said Cosmetically-not Functionally. Stu
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-25-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 823
Posted By Stu W
Ray, the Sekonic is both, but I was using it as ...

Ray, the Sekonic is both, but I was using it as a reflective. In my testing I found that I had about a stop difference between incidence and reflective. Stu
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-25-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 823
Posted By Stu W
Metering Problems Again!

Ok, I just exposed a roll of c41 process b&w film. The shots taken in bright sunlight came out fine. The last 8 or 10 shots were taken under a dismal sky. I metered with a Sekonic hand held meter and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-24-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 998
Posted By Stu W
Looking at the ebay pics it looks like the meter...

Looking at the ebay pics it looks like the meter already left it's mark on the top plate. No biggie though. All the usual repair folks are quite good at removing dings. When it goes out for its...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-24-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 998
Posted By Stu W
I would stick with the Gossen. I tried the...

I would stick with the Gossen. I tried the Leicameter route and I didn't like it. I also didn't like the way it bulked up the camera. Stu
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-24-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 998
Posted By Stu W
Nice looking camera and a real nice price! Use it...

Nice looking camera and a real nice price! Use it well. Stu
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-18-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 3,927
Posted By Stu W
Rob, the UV glue works great and is easy to use....

Rob, the UV glue works great and is easy to use. I recemented a f1.2 pentax lens that I bought for a song. Perfect repair. I bought the glue from microtools. Unlike the balsam, a few second in the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-18-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 5,779
Posted By Stu W
John, I don't use brick and mortar stores anymore...

John, I don't use brick and mortar stores anymore because they don't exist-even here in NYC. The last real camera store around my neck of the woods closed down a year ago. The owner, who I was very...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-18-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 5,779
Posted By Stu W
Angry What does "Processing Your Order"mean?

Unfortunately brick and mortar stores don't exist anymore and most of my shopping is done on the internet. I love it when you order something, from some company or on ebay, and you inquire about your...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-16-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,032
Posted By Stu W
Nice Michael. I usually refer to the Kodak guide...

Nice Michael. I usually refer to the Kodak guide for night shots. Seems metering doesn't work for me.http://mysite.verizon.net\stuems\exposure.jpg (http://mysite.verizon.net/stuems/exposure.jpg)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-12-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 890
Posted By Stu W
You can always use the frame preview lever. Stu

You can always use the frame preview lever. Stu
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-12-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 2,427
Posted By Stu W
Dress as well as your money allows, but not...

Dress as well as your money allows, but not extremes of fashion, good quality, but not gaudiness, for the clothes often proclaim the cam.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-11-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 890
Posted By Stu W
Someone else brought this up recently. The early...

Someone else brought this up recently. The early Summarons M's were designed for the M3's to be used with an aux. finder. The lens would have to be filed for it to bring up the 35mm frame. I don't...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-11-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 1,703
Posted By Stu W
http://www.camerawest.com/images/IIID%20web.JPG

http://www.camerawest.com/images/IIID%20web.JPG
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-11-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 1,703
Posted By Stu W
It may be a IIId! They resemble the IIIf, and I...

It may be a IIId! They resemble the IIIf, and I think it is worth quite a lot. Pics and a serial # will help. Stu
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