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Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-07-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,918
Posted By LazyHammock
Veiling flare? When the sunlight in the first...

Veiling flare? When the sunlight in the first picture would be coming from over the right shoulder of the shooter? A hood would make no difference in this case.
The scans have consistent low contrast...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-07-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,918
Posted By LazyHammock
Your exposure seems fine. I think they are very...

Your exposure seems fine. I think they are very low resolution scans at very low contrast. if you scan at higher res and bump up the contrast/saturation they will look good.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-07-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 4,204
Posted By LazyHammock
I had a M6 and upgraded to a lovely black paint...

I had a M6 and upgraded to a lovely black paint MP. I then made the silly mistake of buying a M3, I sold the MP a couple of months later. I prefer to use a handheld meter to get a good sense of the...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-22-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 13,283
Posted By LazyHammock
My son watching his favorite show on a Saturday...

My son watching his favorite show on a Saturday morning. There is a sheet of ice from last night's freezing rain so we are not in a rush to go out and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-20-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 5,191
Posted By LazyHammock
MF - continue using Rolleiflex and Bronica S2A,...

MF - continue using Rolleiflex and Bronica S2A, and mirrorless digital.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,921
Posted By LazyHammock
If you love the F's more, sell the M6. Spend the...

If you love the F's more, sell the M6. Spend the money on lots of film and have fun!
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-23-2014
Replies: 314
Views: 176,499
Posted By LazyHammock
Fantastic cake, and clearly a wonderful wife. You...

Fantastic cake, and clearly a wonderful wife. You are a lucky man! I love the selfie shot :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-13-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 3,018
Posted By LazyHammock
I recently hiked in the Dolomites from hut to hut...

I recently hiked in the Dolomites from hut to hut so there was no need to take a tent, bag etc. I took an M3 with 50mm and a Zeiss Super Ikonta 6x6. If I was backpacking I would just take one camera....
Forum: Travel 06-11-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,705
Posted By LazyHammock
Very nice work Andrea. I really like the third...

Very nice work Andrea. I really like the third B+W picture of the generations of men. I live in the US and the mainstream news coverage is quite biased and pretty poor in most cases so I'm always...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-04-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 2,895
Posted By LazyHammock
How about a Contax IIa? You can find one with a...

How about a Contax IIa? You can find one with a 50mm Sonnar for half the price of anything you've listed. You can have the rangefinder experience and see how you like it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-03-2014
Replies: 200
Views: 22,604
Posted By LazyHammock
20 months is ridiculous, you have very right to...

20 months is ridiculous, you have very right to be upset. I sent my M3 to DAG for a viewfinder window repair and CLA and heard nothing for 8 months. Eventually after many increasingly angry emails I...
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-28-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 6,890
Posted By LazyHammock
Admittedly I don't know the internal schematics...

Admittedly I don't know the internal schematics of the X-Pro 1 but I'm not sure an APSC X-Pro 2 has to be any bigger. This link has the Sony NEX 7 (APSC) and X-Pro 1 side by...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-26-2014
Replies: 85
Views: 9,338
Posted By LazyHammock
A little big but I've pocketed my Zeiss Super...

A little big but I've pocketed my Zeiss Super Ikonta plenty of times!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-18-2014
Replies: 318
Views: 25,482
Posted By LazyHammock
Thank you Pioneer, These suggestions are great...

Thank you Pioneer,
These suggestions are great and they are the reason I keep checking in on this thread. I would agree there gave been many great suggestions. I'm checking a number out. My complaint...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-18-2014
Replies: 318
Views: 25,482
Posted By LazyHammock
I also see that few people answered the OP's...

I also see that few people answered the OP's original question before indulging themselves in a philosophical discussion of "On Photography". Hopefully this did not crush the enthusiasm of a new...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-16-2014
Replies: 318
Views: 25,482
Posted By LazyHammock
Hi Leifer, I found the following books an...

Hi Leifer,
I found the following books an enjoyable read, though they are not photographic theory:

On Being a Photographer by David Hurn & Bill Jay
Letting go of the Camera by Brooks Jensen

Good...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-14-2014
Replies: 117
Views: 67,036
Posted By LazyHammock
The G1 has a rather squinty viewfinder, AF is the...

The G1 has a rather squinty viewfinder, AF is the way to go as MF is a chore and quite pointless. The 45 Planar is the lens that first made me love Zeiss, it is stellar.
I have bought and sold 2 G2s...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-14-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,038
Posted By LazyHammock
very familiar! Great post.

very familiar! Great post.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-10-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 4,735
Posted By LazyHammock
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-09-2014
Replies: 1,937
Views: 258,334
Posted By LazyHammock
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Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2014
Replies: 5,635
Views: 503,311
Posted By LazyHammock
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Nikkor P. C 85/2 @f5.6
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-08-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 982
Posted By LazyHammock
My bad, I was thinking if the older folding...

My bad, I was thinking if the older folding Mamiya 6!
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-08-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 982
Posted By LazyHammock
Mark Hansen is in Portland, I'm not he works on...

Mark Hansen is in Portland, I'm not he works on the Mamiya:

Zeissikonrolleirepair.com

I've been really happy with his work on my Contax IIa and I'll be sending him a Rolleiflex soon.

Good luck
Nick
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-08-2014
Replies: 2,421
Views: 355,249
Posted By LazyHammock
I don't own it yet but I checked Bruce Davidson's...

I don't own it yet but I checked Bruce Davidson's "England/Scotland 1960" out of the library recently - some fantastic images and makes me a little homesick.
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 05-07-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 3,798
Posted By LazyHammock
I received my NEX-6 last week - a big difference...

I received my NEX-6 last week - a big difference from my 40D both in size and function. I spent a good while reading the handbook and manual and can safely say I will use about 10% of the features!...
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-07-2014
Replies: 1,919
Views: 1,743,494
Posted By LazyHammock
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1952 Zeiss Opton 50/1.5 Sonnar @f1.5
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-06-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 2,876
Posted By LazyHammock
I think DPreview is fine, I've gleaned much...

I think DPreview is fine, I've gleaned much information from there in addition to numerous other sites. I think a number of folks would be interested in the posted link. Sites such as DPreview are a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-06-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,475
Posted By LazyHammock
I should add it is not a film I like to wet print...

I should add it is not a film I like to wet print given the base tint.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-06-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,475
Posted By LazyHammock
It is quite a different film from TriX being a...

It is quite a different film from TriX being a C41 rather than silver film. They are apples and oranges. I really like XP2, it has a lot of latitude but most of all it scans really well especially if...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 05-06-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 7,253
Posted By LazyHammock
I've been using my Freitag Joe for the last 7 or...

I've been using my Freitag Joe for the last 7 or so years. It is expensive granted but it has lasted well and is very weatherproof. I try to cycle most places and find it very comfortable. I may try...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-06-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 4,097
Posted By LazyHammock
Excellent, very funny. Unfortunately I did break...

Excellent, very funny. Unfortunately I did break my New Year's resolution yet again and read beyond the article to the comments section...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-05-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 959
Posted By LazyHammock
I got a great deal locally on a Contax IIa, the...

I got a great deal locally on a Contax IIa, the rangefinder was a little dim so I took it to a local Madison camera repair center for a CLA. The rangefinder came back even dimmer and the camera...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-03-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 13,283
Posted By LazyHammock
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Taken on a NEX 6 and converted to B+W
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-03-2014
Replies: 215
Views: 26,702
Posted By LazyHammock
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My first time out with my Nikkor 85/2 on a NEX 6. Not the ideal lens for action especially at f2!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-02-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 5,578
Posted By LazyHammock
That would be way too many lenses for me! I would...

That would be way too many lenses for me! I would pare down to three lenses, buy the M9 and enjoy :)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-02-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,069
Posted By LazyHammock
Assuming nothing has been changed on the camera...

Assuming nothing has been changed on the camera (e.g. Focus screen) then trust the image on the focus screen. I have never looked at the distance scale when using a Rolleiflex. I almost always use...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-01-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 907
Posted By LazyHammock
Juergen Kreckel may be able to...

Juergen Kreckel may be able to help:

certo6.com

Good luck,
Nick
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-30-2014
Replies: 9,111
Views: 897,122
Posted By LazyHammock
Just received my new NEX-6 and Leica M adapter. I...

Just received my new NEX-6 and Leica M adapter. I took it out to the arboretum this afternoon for a quick trial run with the ZM Sonnar C - I'm going to enjoy this system!
Forum: RFF News 04-28-2014
Replies: 269
Views: 132,232
Posted By LazyHammock
Better search capabilities. I have more luck...

Better search capabilities. I have more luck searching through Google to find RFF threads than I do through the RFF search. Otherwise, this forum is great.
Thank you
Nick
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 04-26-2014
Replies: 2,421
Views: 355,249
Posted By LazyHammock
I just recieved "The Non-Conformists" by Martin...

I just recieved "The Non-Conformists" by Martin Parr for my birthday. It is his early B+W work around Hebden Bridge (I grew up in nearby Huddersfield). I'm loving it, great images put into context...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-25-2014
Replies: 364
Views: 99,126
Posted By LazyHammock
This is a great portrait - I love the muted...

This is a great portrait - I love the muted colors.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-25-2014
Replies: 330
Views: 36,934
Posted By LazyHammock
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Hidden staircase, NYC
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-25-2014
Replies: 301
Views: 44,762
Posted By LazyHammock
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Student prison, Heidelberg University
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-25-2014
Replies: 423
Views: 73,455
Posted By LazyHammock
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Abandoned motel, near Harcuvar, AZ
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-25-2014
Replies: 423
Views: 73,455
Posted By LazyHammock
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Amber Hills Motel, near Harcuvar, AZ
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-25-2014
Replies: 423
Views: 73,455
Posted By LazyHammock
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Tule Cabin, Devil's Highway, AZ (Ilford SFX)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-25-2014
Replies: 1,559
Views: 199,473
Posted By LazyHammock
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A scanned print of Jack. He was a "Mostly Shepherd" from the Humane Society.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-25-2014
Replies: 456
Views: 63,108
Posted By LazyHammock
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Mainzer Dom
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-11-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 3,686
Posted By LazyHammock
A good choice, in my opinion. I have used (and...

A good choice, in my opinion. I have used (and sold) the following cameras (in chronological order):

M4-P
M6
MP

Whilst I was using the MP I came across an M3 at a great price. After using the M3 I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-31-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,709
Posted By LazyHammock
Wine tasting? Then lock the basement door.

Wine tasting? Then lock the basement door.
Forum: RFF Polls 03-30-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 4,463
Posted By LazyHammock
My first Leica-compatible rangefinder was a Bessa...

My first Leica-compatible rangefinder was a Bessa R. Great camera but too light and plasticky for me. I sold it and then bought the following (selling each before, or shortly after, acquiring the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-26-2014
Replies: 260
Views: 57,879
Posted By LazyHammock
I'm a big fan of both the L-308 and 208. Both are...

I'm a big fan of both the L-308 and 208. Both are very lightweight and the 208 is tiny. I probably meter incident light 90% of the time.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-25-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 5,013
Posted By LazyHammock
My Contax G1, I love the lenses (particularly the...

My Contax G1, I love the lenses (particularly the 45mm) and the resultant images but dislike the viewfinder and automation. I have had three different G systems now. I have a weird love-meh...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-25-2014
Replies: 139
Views: 19,422
Posted By LazyHammock
Thanks for all the "clues" Roger. Testing under...

Thanks for all the "clues" Roger. Testing under all lighting situations does not sound at all practical. I'll stick to using hoods for my lens protection rather than extraneous glass.

Finally, I...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-18-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 20,499
Posted By LazyHammock
I would keep the 2.8 Planar or Xenotar, both...

I would keep the 2.8 Planar or Xenotar, both great lenses (I have a 2.8 Planar and a 3.5 Xenotar). I'd keep the hood, yellow and orange filters and the Rolleinars 1 and 2. I have a Rolleifix but I...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-17-2014
Replies: 308
Views: 28,569
Posted By LazyHammock
Absolutely, i agree but (looking back 15 years or...

Absolutely, i agree but (looking back 15 years or so) would VC and Zeiss have even entered (or re-entered) this market if it wasn't for Leica making it viable?

I would definitely say that VC have...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-17-2014
Replies: 308
Views: 28,569
Posted By LazyHammock
Leica matters to me because they are helping keep...

Leica matters to me because they are helping keep modern RF photography alive. I have never bought a new Leica camera or lens (so I'm probably not really helping!) but I own an M3 (albeit with ZM...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-17-2014
Replies: 757
Views: 238,756
Posted By LazyHammock
Thanks Tom for the information and image. I feel...

Thanks Tom for the information and image. I feel a little guilty posting on this thread because I won't be buying a Nikon RF anytime soon but will be using the Nikkor 35/3.5 with an Amedeo adapter on...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-17-2014
Replies: 757
Views: 238,756
Posted By LazyHammock
Thanks Goliathus for the link - nice shots. I...

Thanks Goliathus for the link - nice shots. I like the OOF rendering of the 35/3.5. I have to say I'm pleasantly surprised by the performance.
Cheers,
Nick
Forum: Nikon RF 03-16-2014
Replies: 757
Views: 238,756
Posted By LazyHammock
W-Nikkor-C 35/3.5

How do you like the W-Nikkor-C 35/3.5? I have one but haven't had chance to try it yet - I'm waiting on a Nikon adapter.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-13-2014
Replies: 3,801
Views: 318,192
Posted By LazyHammock
I'm on a driving trip for work this week, rather...

I'm on a driving trip for work this week, rather than flying so I can afford the room for a little extra gear:

Rolleiflex 2.8D, ZI Super Ikonta III and my newest camera - ZI Box Tengor (6x9)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-12-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,924
Posted By LazyHammock
No, the Nikkors are for Nikon rangefinders not...

No, the Nikkors are for Nikon rangefinders not Contax. The Contax has a 50/1.5 Sonnar.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-12-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,924
Posted By LazyHammock
Excellent! Just what I needed to hear, and that...

Excellent! Just what I needed to hear, and that is just the thread I was hoping to find. Just to double check, shooting the 85/2 wide open on your ZI focuses correctly?

Thanks again,
Nick
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-12-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,924
Posted By LazyHammock
Both lenses in question are Nikons so it sounds...

Both lenses in question are Nikons so it sounds from your experience they would perform well wide open with the Nikon to M Amedeo adapter?




I searched RFF for this but didn't find anything on the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-12-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,924
Posted By LazyHammock
Amedeo adapter Nikkor on M3

I bought a beautiful Contax IIa a couple of years ago (it is out for service at the moment). With the Contax came a Nikkor 85/2 and 35/3.5, both in mint condition. I have a few questions:

I would...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-12-2014
Replies: 139
Views: 19,422
Posted By LazyHammock
I never use UV filters. As a few folks have...

I never use UV filters. As a few folks have pointed out, why add an extra piece of glass to a lens built to the exacting standards of an optical engineer. I use hoods on all my lenses for protection...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-11-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 5,460
Posted By LazyHammock
I'm have never been compelled - please read my...

I'm have never been compelled - please read my post more carefully, and I certainly would never use the language you were subjected to. I haven't contacted anyone to tell them their price is too...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-11-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 5,460
Posted By LazyHammock
I'm occasionally tempted to inform sellers about...

I'm occasionally tempted to inform sellers about their pricing but unless it is something I'm interested in purchasing I keep it to myself. There is a used Canon 6D locally (I'd like a full frame...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-11-2014
Replies: 9,111
Views: 897,122
Posted By LazyHammock
I just received a 6x9 Zeiss Ikon Box Tengor, I...

I just received a 6x9 Zeiss Ikon Box Tengor, I will run a roll through it this week. I also received a Rolleinar - looking forward to trying out some portrait photography with the Rollei.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-07-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 6,361
Posted By LazyHammock
Seriously considering a MF rangefinder - GF670,...

Seriously considering a MF rangefinder - GF670, Mamiya 6, Plaubel Makina. I generally prefer 6x6 and I like portability. I am more than happy with a normal, fixed lens. Tough call but I'm in no rush.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-13-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,656
Posted By LazyHammock
Well, I think the initial CLA was what helped...

Well, I think the initial CLA was what helped remove some of the mirror silvering. I know these mirrors are cemented. Does anyone know of a repairman who could remove the mirror, re-silver (I could...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-14-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,656
Posted By LazyHammock
Fantastic - I missed this in my search - thank...

Fantastic - I missed this in my search - thank you. Don't think i have the confidence to open up my camera but good to know the inner workings!
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-14-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,656
Posted By LazyHammock
Older model iia

Thanks for the information. Mine is clearly an earlier model with the greenish tint to the viewfinder. I'll ask my local camera guys to take a look at the prism. Is it possible they may have removed...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-13-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,656
Posted By LazyHammock
Contax iia dim rangefinder

Hi All,
I have a beautiful Contax IIA with a Sonnar 1.5 and a couple of other lenses. I had a CLA and the camera works like a gem. However, the rangefinder patch is very dim, almost to the point of...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-28-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 3,229
Posted By LazyHammock
I'm a big fan of the ZM Planar. This shot was...

I'm a big fan of the ZM Planar. This shot was taken at f2:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=47013&ppuser=1572

In the large print the eye is very sharp which is where I...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-16-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By LazyHammock
I haven't shot SFX in a couple of years but this...

I haven't shot SFX in a couple of years but this was was shot as iso 200 with a Hoya R72 filter - I like the grainy look in this...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 1,364
Posted By LazyHammock
I am a 50mm guy. The 50mm is on my camera 95% of...

I am a 50mm guy. The 50mm is on my camera 95% of the time, when I have need of a wider lens I go with the 28mm. I tried the 35mm for a while but it just isn't the focal length for me. Therefore i...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-19-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 9,839
Posted By LazyHammock
I just received my Voigtlander Bessa II back from...

I just received my Voigtlander Bessa II back from service with Jurgen Kreckel. It is a fantastic piece of machinery, a little heavy but the operation is wonderful and well suited to a left-hander....
Forum: Large Format Film RF 12-18-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,545
Posted By LazyHammock
Check out these links Steve - It looks to me like...

Check out these links Steve - It looks to me like you have the upper section - I'm not sure what lenses they...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-18-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,162
Posted By LazyHammock
The 28mm is one of my two lenses (its mate is the...

The 28mm is one of my two lenses (its mate is the 50mm Sonnar). As stated already the biogon handles very well and the images are sharp edge to edge. It is also quite resistant to flare. I don't need...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 12-17-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,545
Posted By LazyHammock
We have a similar looking setup on our older...

We have a similar looking setup on our older scanning electron microscopes. It screws down onto a hole made in a work surface and images a CRT which sits below. The ones I've seen are a little...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-10-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By LazyHammock
Agreed Steve, it was a struggle at first but to...

Agreed Steve, it was a struggle at first but to have a viewfinder free of little lights was worth it. AE is a whole different kettle of fish though!
Nick
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-10-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By LazyHammock
I use the L-208, it is a great , small meter. My...

I use the L-208, it is a great , small meter. My technique is to meter in full sun, in shadow and then use those readings until the lighting appreciably changes. It is a big leap for someone who...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-08-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 762
Posted By LazyHammock
I'm also interested in how anyone else has...

I'm also interested in how anyone else has developed Acros under these conditions. I have couple of rolls shot at 400 I haven't got around to developing.
Nick
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-04-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,322
Posted By LazyHammock
I had the same experience with an M3 - I sold my...

I had the same experience with an M3 - I sold my MP to a member here shortly after buying the M3. For a 50mm user there is not much to beat an M3.
Nick
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-04-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 2,661
Posted By LazyHammock
I just received mine last night - superfast...

I just received mine last night - superfast delivery from Popflash. My first impressions are that it handles really well, the controls are very intuitive and you can have full control over every...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-13-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 6,449
Posted By LazyHammock
It is hard to really judge a lens from web...

It is hard to really judge a lens from web images. The Planar is a great lens, most of my negatives I wet print but I have scanned a few - only the third one could be called a portrait....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-01-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,369
Posted By LazyHammock
If you are not tied to the wider 35/40 field of...

If you are not tied to the wider 35/40 field of view get an good older 50mm - there are MANY around and pretty cheap, you might get hooked.
Good luck,
Nick
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-28-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 2,012
Posted By LazyHammock
I've used my M3 a number of times in the rain -...

I've used my M3 a number of times in the rain - just make sure I dry it off afterwards.
Nick
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-20-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,278
Posted By LazyHammock
I have an LPL6700VCCE, it is a very nice enlarger...

I have an LPL6700VCCE, it is a very nice enlarger - smooth operations and a great light source. I use Componon lenses on it. I also use an Omega D2 for 4x5, it is a big beast but very reliable.

I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-14-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,734
Posted By LazyHammock
Before getting rid of the MP I would advise you...

Before getting rid of the MP I would advise you buy a good used M3. Make sure it has a good clear viewfinder and contrasty rangefinder patch. I bought one locally so I got to play with it before...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-08-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,558
Posted By LazyHammock
Mark, Going meterless has not really slowed me...

Mark,
Going meterless has not really slowed me down. I carry a tiny Sekonic L208. Once you are dialed in to the lighting conditions it may even be quicker than the in-camera meter.
Nick
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-07-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,558
Posted By LazyHammock
I have an MP that is rarely used since I got a SS...

I have an MP that is rarely used since I got a SS M3. You may find you are not in a hurry to get your MP back once you go the M3 route, it has a wonderful viewfinder. I may be a little biased being a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-27-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,754
Posted By LazyHammock
The ME Super was my first "real" camera. It...

The ME Super was my first "real" camera. It brought me many hours of joy. Have fun,
Nick
Forum: Off Topic 07-20-2007
Replies: 143
Views: 7,658
Posted By LazyHammock
I have been writing all my personal...

I have been writing all my personal correspondence with a fountain pen since I was forced to use one in Junior School. I now use the FP's for note-taking at work, writing grocery lists, you name it....
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-20-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,283
Posted By LazyHammock
For the last year or so I have used a 50mm lens...

For the last year or so I have used a 50mm lens almost exclusively (I have occasionally used a 28mm). I would suggest forcing yourself going out shooting with your camera and 50mm lens only. It is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-16-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,945
Posted By LazyHammock
The M3 is known for more of a blue cast with a...

The M3 is known for more of a blue cast with a gold rangefinder. My M3 is as bright or brighter than my MP - you may need to clean your M3 rangefinder JJ.
Cheers,
Nick
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-19-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,287
Posted By LazyHammock
Exhausted fixer? This is not unusual if the paper...

Exhausted fixer? This is not unusual if the paper is not fixed sufficiently.
Nick
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-15-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 742
Posted By LazyHammock
I use a photo-flo/distilled water final rinse....

I use a photo-flo/distilled water final rinse. The water in Phoenix is awful for leaving spots. DI water would be preferable but distilled does a good job.
Nick
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-15-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 923
Posted By LazyHammock
From the ceiling fan (turned off). It is in a...

From the ceiling fan (turned off). It is in a room I rarely use other than as a darkroom,
Nick
Forum: Off Topic 06-15-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 999
Posted By LazyHammock
Heading for a forecasted 111F in Phoenix.

Heading for a forecasted 111F in Phoenix.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-14-2007
Replies: 173
Views: 10,608
Posted By LazyHammock
I would second the advice to travel light. My...

I would second the advice to travel light. My current favorite kit - M3 and ZM Planar. There are some wide shots I'll miss I'm sure but my bag is light and my back and feet are grateful at the end of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2007
Replies: 127
Views: 5,859
Posted By LazyHammock
I'm trying to teach myself to be less reliant on...

I'm trying to teach myself to be less reliant on a meter for the simpler lighting scenarios. I'm using an M3 and it is nice not to have the clutter of LEDs in the viewfinder. I carry a Sekonic L-208...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-08-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,358
Posted By LazyHammock
Not a silly question. The 28 and 35mm lenses will...

Not a silly question. The 28 and 35mm lenses will still be rangefinder coupled and the full frame on the M3 may be an approximation for the 35mm. I'm wrestling with this a little myself. I shoot >95%...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-05-2007
Replies: 283
Views: 21,613
Posted By LazyHammock
I just got back from 10 days in Germany, I took a...

I just got back from 10 days in Germany, I took a Leica M3, 50mm ZM Planar and lots of film. My bag was very light and my shoulders didn't ache after 8+ hours of sightseeing. It rained most of the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-25-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,115
Posted By LazyHammock
Sam Shoshan at classicconnection.com is a great...

Sam Shoshan at classicconnection.com is a great guy to deal with. Talk to him in person he is knowledgeable and friendly.
Nick
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-11-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,411
Posted By LazyHammock
Nice shots Marsopa, the Canon is a nice little...

Nice shots Marsopa, the Canon is a nice little performer. The colors look great.
Nick
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-04-2007
Replies: 70
Views: 3,526
Posted By LazyHammock
Well put Paul, I love the use of the diffuse...

Well put Paul, I love the use of the diffuse natural light, it reminded me initially of Rembrandt's capture of natural lighting, particularly when lit from one side by a window. I like the muted...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-18-2007
Replies: 70
Views: 5,517
Posted By LazyHammock
Looking at mine you would only get one 4-slot...

Looking at mine you would only get one 4-slot insert in there. Although if you carry a TLR and one RF it is the perfect size. I really like the back pouch for notebooks, street guides, maps etc. I...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-18-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 3,621
Posted By LazyHammock
Good luck Ted, the hoods are not cheap (~$50)...

Good luck Ted, the hoods are not cheap (~$50) except for the plastic ones from India? which I do not recommend (they attach to the internal bayonet so you cannot combine with filters). I think I...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-18-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 3,621
Posted By LazyHammock
I think you need a bay III Ted. I have pretty...

I think you need a bay III Ted. I have pretty much the same camera as you. The ID of the bayonet is about 42mm - does that sound right?
Nick
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-02-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,554
Posted By LazyHammock
That is a fantastic price for a camera with a...

That is a fantastic price for a camera with a recent CLA, I would snap it up. The hood is a bayonet fitting as are the filters. I have a 2.8E2 (no meter) and it gets as much, if not more, use than my...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-08-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 3,303
Posted By LazyHammock
Pedro, I would echo that the Omega D2 and Beseler...

Pedro,
I would echo that the Omega D2 and Beseler 23C enlargers are good choices. Both are sturdy and reliable and it is very easy to find spares, lensboards, carriers etc. The D2 also gives you the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-06-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 4,993
Posted By LazyHammock
I replaced my closet door with a cheap one from...

I replaced my closet door with a cheap one from Home Depot (~$20). I then cut out two holes and installed an extractor fan in one and vent in the other. As mentioned earlier make sure you are not...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-26-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,143
Posted By LazyHammock
I have a love/hate relationship with the G...

I have a love/hate relationship with the G systems. I have owned a G1 with 28, 45 and 90 lenses which I sold. I later bought a G2 with the same lenses which I sold at the end of last year.
Optically...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-23-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,404
Posted By LazyHammock
I faced the same decision over a year ago. I...

I faced the same decision over a year ago. I opted for the Planar and I have absolutely no regrets or Summicron-lust. The lens is wonderfully sharp across the field and has a nice out-of-focus look...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-19-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 4,743
Posted By LazyHammock
Hank, I think this has got a little out of hand....

Hank,
I think this has got a little out of hand. Having seen many of Nachkebia's posts I'm sure his original post was an innocent question - English is not his first language and he is a very curious...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-16-2007
Replies: 127
Views: 5,555
Posted By LazyHammock
Phoenix College one evening per week for 4 hours,...

Phoenix College one evening per week for 4 hours, it is pretty interesting and forces me to try different techniques.
Cheers,
Nick
Forum: RFF Polls 02-16-2007
Replies: 127
Views: 5,555
Posted By LazyHammock
I shot a couple of rolls of MF last night. I'm...

I shot a couple of rolls of MF last night. I'm taking a Photo II class - it forces me to shoot more!
Nick
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-15-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,935
Posted By LazyHammock
James, If you are worried about toxicity check...

James,
If you are worried about toxicity check out this link:

http://www.digitaltruth.com/store/silvergrain.html

Cheers,
Nick
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-08-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,935
Posted By LazyHammock
James, Check out the massive dev...

James,
Check out the massive dev chart:

http://www.digitaltruth.com/devchart.html

It has times for most film with many different developers. I use Ilford DD-X for everything and I shoot Fuji and...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-08-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 3,686
Posted By LazyHammock
I have a front focus issue but I have only seen...

I have a front focus issue but I have only seen it wide open AND at minimum focus distance. It sounds as though Zeiss knew this would be an issue. Have the lenses that have "no problem" been tested...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-05-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 4,525
Posted By LazyHammock
I use the 28mm with a 0.72 MP. I find it a very...

I use the 28mm with a 0.72 MP. I find it a very nice combination. The lens partially blocks the framelines but this is a minor issue for me. The lens is quite compact, is very well built and is quite...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-02-2007
Replies: 159
Views: 19,758
Posted By LazyHammock
In my last post I was in no way defending Zeiss...

In my last post I was in no way defending Zeiss over this issue. I personally feel deceived by Zeiss. I bought a f1.5 lens to be able to use it wide open, there was certainly no data out when I...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-02-2007
Replies: 159
Views: 19,758
Posted By LazyHammock
I've yet to see any evidence these threads for a...

I've yet to see any evidence these threads for a Zeiss QC issue. My Sonnar close focuses as does Steve's but ONLY at the closest focus distance. Were any of Joe's shot at 0.9m?
The close focusing is...
Forum: Off Topic 02-01-2007
Replies: 97
Views: 3,538
Posted By LazyHammock
That I can relate too. I was born and raised in...

That I can relate too. I was born and raised in England. When I came to the US for Grad School I was asked for my proficiency in english scores. I explained "I'm English" but the admin officer still...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-31-2007
Replies: 159
Views: 19,758
Posted By LazyHammock
I'm having similar thoughts Steve. Overall I love...

I'm having similar thoughts Steve. Overall I love the lens, it handles really well, the images are great and it is the best lens I have owned. But do I get a refund and go for a later model pre-asph...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-31-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,232
Posted By LazyHammock
I'm a big fan of Martin Parr's. His style took a...

I'm a big fan of Martin Parr's. His style took a bit of getting used to though. I grew up in Huddersfield close to many of the communities he shot in his earlier days around Hebden Bridge so I feel a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-30-2007
Replies: 540
Views: 50,051
Posted By LazyHammock
Thoughtless combination

Spied in Tucson, AZ. Clearly not political, just posted without much thought.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-30-2007
Replies: 159
Views: 19,758
Posted By LazyHammock
I shot with an MP on a tripod by the way (0.72,...

I shot with an MP on a tripod by the way (0.72, using a 1.25x magnifier to help fine focusing).
Nick
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-30-2007
Replies: 159
Views: 19,758
Posted By LazyHammock
I've just developed a roll, at the end of which I...

I've just developed a roll, at the end of which I used the Sonnar at its closest range (0.9m). I'm finding it front focuses by about 2.5cm. I did the test using a magazine shot at an angle. The...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-15-2007
Replies: 540
Views: 50,051
Posted By LazyHammock
Dave - fastest razor in the west.

Dave - fastest razor in the west.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-15-2007
Replies: 540
Views: 50,051
Posted By LazyHammock
Gas Station

Gas station in central Phoenix
Forum: Off Topic 01-11-2007
Replies: 35
Views: 2,206
Posted By LazyHammock
The only two I find worth anything are Black and...

The only two I find worth anything are Black and White Photography (UK) - good darkroom techniques and tips, and Lenswork (although I wouldn't call this a magazine) - great images.
Nick
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-10-2007
Replies: 240
Views: 30,417
Posted By LazyHammock
Dynamite Chair

Dynamite Chair, AZ
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-10-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,086
Posted By LazyHammock
Like Michael said, leave one on the camera. The...

Like Michael said, leave one on the camera. The Bessas do not automatically change framelines when you change lenses so it doesn't matter which adapter you use.
See you Saturday,
Nick
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-21-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 804
Posted By LazyHammock
I use mine with 2 PX67s - no problems at all and...

I use mine with 2 PX67s - no problems at all and battery life is good.
Nick
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-21-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,226
Posted By LazyHammock
Ray, My black Sonnar arrived yesterday, it looks...

Ray,
My black Sonnar arrived yesterday, it looks and feels great. It is a good size for the MP. I'll be putting it to some good use over the holidays. I'd be interested in how you like it compared to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-19-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 810
Posted By LazyHammock
PVD is a coating process but it says nothing...

PVD is a coating process but it says nothing about the type of coating. We use a lot of electron beam PVD coatings in the aerospace industry for different applications. What type of coating are we...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-19-2006
Replies: 60
Views: 7,780
Posted By LazyHammock
You worked at SAFL Mike? With the sedimentation...

You worked at SAFL Mike? With the sedimentation tanks? i was a grad student in the Geology Dept at the UofMN. Never worked at SAFL but had a number of friends down there.
Cheers,
Nick
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 12-18-2006
Replies: 2,231
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 250,420
Posted By LazyHammock
User: Dazedgonebye - a simple deal over coffee,...

User: Dazedgonebye - a simple deal over coffee, doesn't get any easier. Thanks Steve.
Nick
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 12-18-2006
Replies: 2,231
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 250,420
Posted By LazyHammock
USERS: Endustry, Loon, jja All good guys to deal...

USERS: Endustry, Loon, jja

All good guys to deal with, good communications, quick payments. I would definitely recommend to all.
Cheers,
Nick
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-18-2006
Replies: 225
Views: 6,183
Posted By LazyHammock
What is wrong with pristine? I just used this in...

What is wrong with pristine? I just used this in an ad!!:confused:

"remaining free from dirt or decay; clean" (American Heritage Dictionary). Anyway it beats "minty":)
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-18-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By LazyHammock
I guess it may be easier to sell as a set....

I guess it may be easier to sell as a set. Getting a buyer for the lens should be no issue but the body may be more difficult. I'll let you know which route is better if my G2 kit sells!
Nick
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-18-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By LazyHammock
PM cbettis - he is looking for a...

PM cbettis - he is looking for a 45mm.
Cheers,
Nick
Forum: Off Topic 12-17-2006
Replies: 56
Views: 2,476
Posted By LazyHammock
Shoot, shoot and shoot some more. Oh, and don't...

Shoot, shoot and shoot some more. Oh, and don't buy any more gear - not sure how long that will last!
Nick
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-11-2006
Replies: 56
Views: 2,730
Posted By LazyHammock
No mysticism, for me it is the simplicity of the...

No mysticism, for me it is the simplicity of the rangefinder. I lost interest in photography after using a DSLR for a year. After discovering rangefinders (and this site in particular) I shoot more,...
Forum: Off Topic 12-09-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 903
Posted By LazyHammock
A Man U fan quoting my team's old manager - isn't...

A Man U fan quoting my team's old manager - isn't that sacreligious?! Liverpool had a pretty good win today so my mood is fine.
Nick
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-07-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 4,446
Posted By LazyHammock
There is a black Planar for sale on pnet at the...

There is a black Planar for sale on pnet at the moment - $500
No connection etc...
Nick
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-07-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 4,446
Posted By LazyHammock
I currently own a Planar and have used it on a...

I currently own a Planar and have used it on a Leica M6 for the past year or so. It is the best 50mm I've have used. I only have experience with an older Summicron and that is also a great lens. The...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-06-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 751
Posted By LazyHammock
Way too much Andy - you should be able to get a...

Way too much Andy - you should be able to get a classic M6 for less than a grand and the 90 Summicron should be in the $700 ballpark. I didn't help set you down this path did I?!
Cheers,
Nick
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-06-2006
Replies: 39
Views: 2,794
Posted By LazyHammock
I use three focal lengths; 28, 50 and 90mm. The...

I use three focal lengths; 28, 50 and 90mm. The 50mm ZM Planar is on my 0.72 M6 95% of the time. After that I use the ZM 28mm Biogon and least frequently the 90mm Summicron. The 90mm will be seeing...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-04-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,488
Posted By LazyHammock
The J-8 may be a good starting place. I had an...

The J-8 may be a good starting place. I had an Industar I-61L/D which was pretty cheap and gave good sharp, contrasty images.
Nick
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-30-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 2,929
Posted By LazyHammock
I'd vote for the Planar also. If you don't need...

I'd vote for the Planar also. If you don't need the extra speed this is a great lens. I really like the out of focus areas when you open it up. Here is a link to a recent Planar pic at...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-28-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,692
Posted By LazyHammock
Not nearly as good as your deal but I had my...

Not nearly as good as your deal but I had my heart set on black paint - I figure it will hopefully be the last rangefinder I buy (famous last words!) so why not get exactly what I want.
Nick
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-28-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,692
Posted By LazyHammock
I'm glad someone could use it. I just forked over...

I'm glad someone could use it. I just forked over the cash for a used MP myself this evening.
Congratulations on the newborn.
Nick
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-20-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 2,739
Posted By LazyHammock
Go to Cameraquest.com - He has his scoop on most,...

Go to Cameraquest.com - He has his scoop on most, if not all M lenses. BTW the M6 is a great choice.
Nick
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-17-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,692
Posted By LazyHammock
MP for sale

There is a used Silver MP for sale at Badger Graphic for $1995. It seems like a good price. I want one but haven't saved enough yet! No affiliation with the seller.
Cheers,
Nick
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-17-2006
Replies: 40
Views: 1,933
Posted By LazyHammock
power lines

That is funny - I did the same, more recently I've been working on a project where I deliberately leave the power lines etc in the picture and actually focus on them and leave what would...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-17-2006
Replies: 40
Views: 1,933
Posted By LazyHammock
I agree there are a lot of dull landscape...

I agree there are a lot of dull landscape photographs out there but I would say that is true of all genres. I'm tired of seeing pictures posted of people on the street with little regard to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-16-2006
Replies: 47
Views: 3,767
Posted By LazyHammock
Mine is being shipped, sent out from HK last...

Mine is being shipped, sent out from HK last Saturday so it should be here soon.
Nick
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-13-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,565
Posted By LazyHammock
The series "Vincent at the supermarket" is great...

The series "Vincent at the supermarket" is great - a wonderful idea.
Nick
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-10-2006
Replies: 47
Views: 3,767
Posted By LazyHammock
I put down the cash for one of the HK magnifiers...

I put down the cash for one of the HK magnifiers this week, I'll update you with a mini-review after I test it.
Nick
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-10-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,041
Posted By LazyHammock
Holy cow you are finding some pretty good deals....

Holy cow you are finding some pretty good deals. That 45/2 Planar is a fantastic lens the negs really pop.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-06-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By LazyHammock
I print b&w in the darkroom - nothing quite...

I print b&w in the darkroom - nothing quite compares to watching a silver gelatin print appear in the tray. I never got the same thrill from my inkjet! I'm heading into the darkroom this evening -...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-02-2006
Replies: 59
Views: 3,758
Posted By LazyHammock
I have a Leica body with Zeiss lenses. I went...

I have a Leica body with Zeiss lenses. I went with the M6 TTL body because the Ikon was newly released and there was nowhere nearby where I could actually handle one. On the other hand my local...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-02-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,162
Posted By LazyHammock
I think the sprocket hole issue is from overly...

I think the sprocket hole issue is from overly aggressive agitation - I've made that mistake before. I use a Paterson reel tank and found it is better to slowly rotate the wheels as opposed to my...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-25-2006
Replies: 46
Views: 2,266
Posted By LazyHammock
I would also add that I feel much more competent...

I would also add that I feel much more competent in the darkroom getting my prints just right than I am scanning and making adjustments in PS, particularly for dodging and burning. In fact the last...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-25-2006
Replies: 46
Views: 2,266
Posted By LazyHammock
Similar to Melanie, I feel that I "see" better in...

Similar to Melanie, I feel that I "see" better in b+w. I also enjoy doing my own printing in a traditional darkroom.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-24-2006
Replies: 146
Views: 14,403
Posted By LazyHammock
I haven't used one yet with my rangefinder. I use...

I haven't used one yet with my rangefinder. I use a tripod 99% of the time with my MF slr and occassionally with the TLR. I do have an REI ultrapod (superlightweight packable mini tripod) for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-19-2006
Replies: 132
Views: 6,881
Posted By LazyHammock
M6 TTL and 50mm ZM Planar, or possibly my 3.5...

M6 TTL and 50mm ZM Planar, or possibly my 3.5 Tessar Rolleiflex. It would be a toss-up (and a sad day)
Nick
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-19-2006
Replies: 164
Views: 5,718
Posted By LazyHammock
Vacation..... and a print dryer. Maybe an MP for...

Vacation.....
and a print dryer. Maybe an MP for good measure.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-19-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 1,826
Posted By LazyHammock
I use a handheld meter regularly for MF work, I...

I use a handheld meter regularly for MF work, I have a Sekonic L-308 - it is very lightweight and fits easily in a pocket or weighs very little around the neck. I sometimes find myself prefering this...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-17-2006
Replies: 47
Views: 3,767
Posted By LazyHammock
I've been looking for a 1.25x magnifier for a few...

I've been looking for a 1.25x magnifier for a few months. My summicron 90mm is a bear to get pinpoint focusing at f2 with a 0.72 finder. I have seen the $60 1.25x copies on the auction site and it...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-17-2006
Replies: 1,559
Views: 199,473
Posted By LazyHammock
One more of Jack

My Shepherd-like dog, Jack

Nick
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-05-2006
Replies: 76
Views: 4,764
Posted By LazyHammock
Leica M6 with 28, 50, 90mm lenses. Rolleiflex 3.5...

Leica M6 with 28, 50, 90mm lenses. Rolleiflex 3.5 Tessar, notepad and pencil, L-308 light meter, diet Mountain Dew, assorted filters and lots and lots of film.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-04-2006
Replies: 37
Views: 2,526
Posted By LazyHammock
My primary lens is the ZM 50 Planar and I bought...

My primary lens is the ZM 50 Planar and I bought the 28mm as my wider option. It is a killer lens, sharp, virtually distortion-free and very resistant to flare. I find it a great compliment to the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-27-2006
Replies: 1,559
Views: 199,473
Posted By LazyHammock
Jack

This is Jack, one of my two mutts. Taken with the first shots on my newly acquired Rolleiflex.
Nick
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-26-2006
Replies: 44
Views: 3,957
Posted By LazyHammock
I'd agree with Owen, the body color is more...

I'd agree with Owen, the body color is more important so I know if the camera has color or b&w when I pull it out of the bag. If I found a great deal on a summilux it could be shocking pink for all I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-25-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 2,008
Posted By LazyHammock
My first Leica was the M4-P, a great camera but I...

My first Leica was the M4-P, a great camera but I prefer a built-in light meter. I bought a M6-TTL, I like the larger dial (even though I would prefer if it didn't look so plasticky) and I also...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-22-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,191
Posted By LazyHammock
90% of my shooting is done with the ZM Planar f2...

90% of my shooting is done with the ZM Planar f2 (on an M6). It is the best lens I have used. It handles extremely well, build quality is superb and I really like the 1/3 stops. The image quality is...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-19-2006
Replies: 468
Views: 45,067
Posted By LazyHammock
Stephanie, I get the impression that TLR shutters...

Stephanie,
I get the impression that TLR shutters are relatively simple to CLA, Hopefully someone will be able to give you a recommendation close to home. You should be paying <$100, although I'm...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-19-2006
Replies: 468
Views: 45,067
Posted By LazyHammock
Abbazz, My Brillant is the earlier? metal version...

Abbazz,
My Brillant is the earlier? metal version and it fits very tight when closed - I haven't had any leaks and the felt is in great condition. The best $20 I ever spent!
I've used a C330 on a...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-19-2006
Replies: 468
Views: 45,067
Posted By LazyHammock
My user is a Voigtlander Brillant with the 75mm...

My user is a Voigtlander Brillant with the 75mm Heliar (circa 1938). I had a CLA on the shutter last year and it performs really well. It is compact, very basic (you estimate the distance, manually...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-05-2006
Replies: 41
Views: 2,113
Posted By LazyHammock
I have a Leica M6 TTL and I would definitely...

I have a Leica M6 TTL and I would definitely recommend the ZM 50mm Planar - I love it. I've used some great lenses and this is the best yet. Unfortunately I won't be putting it for sale soon! You...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-05-2006
Replies: 34
Views: 2,225
Posted By LazyHammock
I'll go with William - 28/50/90 except I think...

I'll go with William - 28/50/90 except I think I'll get rid of my 90mm. I have the 50mm Planar ZM and 28mm Biogon ZM. The only other lens I am considering is the ZM 50mm Sonnar. 28mm is a good...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-05-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 2,458
Posted By LazyHammock
Horea, I came in to the world of rangefinders...

Horea,
I came in to the world of rangefinders from a Nikon F3. I'm now using a Leica M6 TTL (bought used about a year ago) and have had no mechanical issues aside from an occasional stuck counter...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-31-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 2,803
Posted By LazyHammock
I have one of these at work - great optics. We...

I have one of these at work - great optics. We even have the old 4x5 setup for it. A great Leica for macro work! You may need a bigger camera bag though.
Nick
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-31-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 1,242
Posted By LazyHammock
It still puzzles me why the streaks were so...

It still puzzles me why the streaks were so regular and straight but the fact that they rinsed off so easily makes me think it can't have been the processing fluids but the final rinse/photoflo...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-31-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 1,242
Posted By LazyHammock
I think Conor hit the nail on the head. I...

I think Conor hit the nail on the head. I re-rinsed the affected negatives in very dilute photoflo and the marks disappeared. Thank you all for your input.
Nick
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-30-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 1,242
Posted By LazyHammock
I see your photoflo marks Conor, I have rinsed my...

I see your photoflo marks Conor, I have rinsed my earlier negs to see how they come out - it will be another 30mins or so until I can scan them. Did rinsing help your negs? Great shot by the way.
Nick
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-30-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 1,242
Posted By LazyHammock
No, this was my Leica M6 with an orange filter (I...

No, this was my Leica M6 with an orange filter (I had colour in the G2). I do spin the reels in the tank but it doesn't show on later frames. It could be divine retribution, I've lead a good life but...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-30-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 1,242
Posted By LazyHammock
I'm quite stumped. I have learned to be quite...

I'm quite stumped. I have learned to be quite gentle with my development agitation - I have found overaggresive agitation usually highlights the film perforations rather than produce streaks.
I do...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-30-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 1,242
Posted By LazyHammock
I didn't squeegee the negs, I used photoflo in...

I didn't squeegee the negs, I used photoflo in the last rinse then just hung them to dry. I'll take one in to work tomorrow to look under the scope. If the streaks are light in the scan they can't be...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-30-2006
Replies: 35
Views: 2,028
Posted By LazyHammock
The user MF and lenses are in a Tamrac backpack,...

The user MF and lenses are in a Tamrac backpack, The two user 35mms are in my Domke F6B with film, notebook, pen etc ready to go. There are a few older cameras which are looking pretty on my...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-30-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 1,242
Posted By LazyHammock
Film streaks - cause?

I've just developed a roll of Acros (my first for 35mm) and I have strange streaks parallel with the length of the film and equally spaced on each side. This is a preloaded cartridge, not bulk...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-30-2006
Replies: 46
Views: 2,477
Posted By LazyHammock
I have only shot two rolls of color in the past...

I have only shot two rolls of color in the past three years but based on those results I would recommend Fuji Pro 160S (close to iso 200!). For B+W I have almost exclusively used Neopan 400. Recently...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-30-2006
Replies: 38
Views: 3,347
Posted By LazyHammock
Thanks for the acknowledgment Nico and the...

Thanks for the acknowledgment Nico and the comments on my pics. I don't post images very often, it is nice to get a pat on the back
Cheers,
Nick
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-28-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 909
Posted By LazyHammock
Mine has this issue occasionally - sometimes if I...

Mine has this issue occasionally - sometimes if I wind on, snapping a few shots then open up the back again it resets to around -2. I'd be interested to hear others' experiences with...
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