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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 288
Views: 12,768
Posted By agfa100
Please also add me to the list. wbill

Please also add me to the list.
wbill
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-05-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,204
Posted By agfa100
Raid, did you use the lens with or without the...

Raid, did you use the lens with or without the filter? I remember when they closed them out and I kept going back and forth about picking one up and finally passed on it my mistake. I am now using a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-09-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 765
Posted By agfa100
Never saw the book but one tidbit of useless...

Never saw the book but one tidbit of useless information was back in the 60's and 70's with all the antiwar protest's here in Wash DC you could always tell the FBI or other police as they were the...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 16,940
Posted By agfa100
RIP Roger, I always enjoy his books he will be...

RIP Roger, I always enjoy his books he will be missed. Godspeed.
wbill
Forum: Sony RX Series 01-06-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,296
Posted By agfa100
I have a RX-1 that I picked up used about 3.5...

I have a RX-1 that I picked up used about 3.5 years ago and last year I finally found a clean A7s used at a good price. I am always happy with the RX-1, I wish the AF was a little faster but it works...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-15-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,111
Posted By agfa100
I guess I am a prime snob, but since I use a 35...

I guess I am a prime snob, but since I use a 35 mostly and sometimes a 20 when I want wide I went a little crazy in Oct. and pre-ordered that new Laowa 10-18. They just sent me a tracking number and...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-09-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2,594
Posted By agfa100
I must amend my last statement. I have just...

I must amend my last statement. I have just per-ordered a 10-18 zoom, my life is over.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-09-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2,594
Posted By agfa100
KISS is always the best mode. I use my A7s in A I...

KISS is always the best mode. I use my A7s in A I only have older manual focus lenses which also means I have to select the f stop on my own and I don't own a zoom and I am happy. What is wrong with...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-25-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 2,982
Posted By agfa100
I am going to come in from left field, how about...

I am going to come in from left field, how about either a new Sony A7 or a used A7s and use your Pentax lenses. I am a long time M shooter with film I stayed with film as long as possible but I was...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-26-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,780
Posted By agfa100
I had a type 1 tele with both of the close up...

I had a type 1 tele with both of the close up lenses for about 3 years but then somebody made me a offer I could not let slip. I had the case for the camera and in the hidden slot in the back of the...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-13-2018
Replies: 65
Views: 3,495
Posted By agfa100
And I only use it for stills.... wbill

And I only use it for stills....
wbill
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-13-2018
Replies: 65
Views: 3,495
Posted By agfa100
I am another one with a A7s for using my RF...

I am another one with a A7s for using my RF lenses, leica, russian, the silent shutter in the A7s and the high iso make it a good fit as a M replacement and it does ok with my wide angle lenses.
wbill
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-01-2018
Replies: 137
Views: 4,736
Posted By agfa100
I have used M cameras since 1972 you could afford...

I have used M cameras since 1972 you could afford them and their lenses, today not so much. I still have my lenses and use them on a Ricoh GXR at first and now a A7s. Thank god my eye's still work at...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 03-31-2018
Replies: 193
Views: 46,323
Posted By agfa100
Here are two with the 7s and my v1 35mm Summicron...

Here are two with the 7s and my v1 35mm Summicron 2.0
http://gallery.leica-users.org/v/wbill/DSC00078.jpg.html

link (http://gallery.leica-users.org/v/wbill/DSC00030.jpg.html)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-30-2017
Replies: 77
Views: 4,266
Posted By agfa100
Raid, I just picked up a used A7s to use with my...

Raid, I just picked up a used A7s to use with my M lenses (the prices are starting to finally come down) The body is small, so far I prefer the color balance it gives me but then my other camera is a...
Forum: Travel 12-26-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 816
Posted By agfa100
Vince, thanks at least you listed the links. wbill

Vince, thanks at least you listed the links.
wbill
Forum: Travel 12-26-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 816
Posted By agfa100
Check the Nation Gallery of Art, they always seem...

Check the Nation Gallery of Art, they always seem to have a photo exhibition going on in the west wing on the ground floor. Plus they are only about 6 blocks from the Leica Store.
Also check with the...
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-25-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,675
Posted By agfa100
Merry Christmas Sir! I still use my Sekonic...

Merry Christmas Sir! I still use my Sekonic L28c2 I picked up in the PX in Saigon in 1969, it was the best 25.00 I ever spent and it came with the full slide set.
wbill
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-16-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,242
Posted By agfa100
I know what you mean about having too many...

I know what you mean about having too many 50's.
Fed 3.5 post and pre war, Fed 2.0 pre war, Hexar 2.0, Summilux V2, Jupiter 8 (4), Jupiter 3, Macro Switar 1.9.

They are all fun, which is what it is...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-15-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,242
Posted By agfa100
Having owned a Lux v2 that i picked up used in...

Having owned a Lux v2 that i picked up used in 1971 I would say you have to go far to beat it. Yes I would like the newer model that focused closer, but it has been used on a m-3, m-5,m4-2,hexar rf,...
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-01-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 6,715
Posted By agfa100
Another vote for the Ricoh GXR M module for b&w,...

Another vote for the Ricoh GXR M module for b&w, and my Sony RX-1 it just does so much right.
wbill
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-23-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 3,300
Posted By agfa100
I had a back road outside of our site I used to...

I had a back road outside of our site I used to walk down and take pic's of the farmers and their family's and then the following week I would go back and hand out prints. They all treated me like a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-23-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 3,300
Posted By agfa100
I spent 17 months in country, it's where I took...

I spent 17 months in country, it's where I took up photography and learned to develop and print in b&w. I was one of the 80% support troops I was in comsec just outside of Saigon in a old french base...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-20-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 7,699
Posted By agfa100
Well not found in a camera but a bar! We went on...

Well not found in a camera but a bar! We went on a vac. to visit my aunt who was living in Nassau at the time. We used to spend our afternoon at this beach that had a nice little bar. After about...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-16-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 959
Posted By agfa100
Be advised that the Russian 50mm lenses can take...

Be advised that the Russian 50mm lenses can take a a36 but also a a37 size hood. It will drive you crazy if you have one with the a37..
wbill
Forum: RFF News 07-12-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 2,083
Posted By agfa100
Had coffee in my Al mug this am, now I will break...

Had coffee in my Al mug this am, now I will break out my Al t-shirt and see if I can still get in it.....:(
wbill
Forum: DIYS Modifications 07-06-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 2,373
Posted By agfa100
I have the 6X6 zero camera and it works fine. ...

I have the 6X6 zero camera and it works fine. However I went with a "skink pinhole lens" that will fit just about any camera and use it on my GXR with M module and also on a old Sony Nex. I have to...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-30-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 846
Posted By agfa100
One other web site to ck...

One other web site to ck out
http://randamteagarden.tripod.com/id31.htm

This is how to overhaul the film back with overlap problems. I did it on one of my backs and it worked fine afterwards BUT...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-30-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 846
Posted By agfa100
Yes, they are heavy the 90mm and 58/60mm lenses...

Yes, they are heavy the 90mm and 58/60mm lenses are good. The film backs will have issues if worn, they will overlap. I would recommend that you get in touch with http://www.webercamera.com/
You will...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-02-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,426
Posted By agfa100
Way back in 72 I went from a Canon 35 2.0 to the...

Way back in 72 I went from a Canon 35 2.0 to the V1 Summicron, it's just a wonderful lens. They were very cheap back then, a lot of people were getting out of Leica for Nikon and I switched all my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2017
Replies: 106
Views: 3,496
Posted By agfa100
I had a M-5 and a Hexar RF, I still have both but...

I had a M-5 and a Hexar RF, I still have both but don't use film that much any more. Now it's just a Sony RX-1 and a Ricoh GXR with the M-module so I can still use my M lenses.
wbill
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-07-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 7,461
Posted By agfa100
It is well worth trying to find a 35mm f2.0.

It is well worth trying to find a 35mm f2.0.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-25-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 2,437
Posted By agfa100
Well I have 4 now they all work, the only problem...

Well I have 4 now they all work, the only problem was one had a very loose back and I found a guy who sold kiev's and I told him I was looking for a replacement back and he sent me a whole camera for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-24-2017
Replies: 361
Views: 116,467
Posted By agfa100
I have the Ver1 Summicron, a RX-1 with the 35...

I have the Ver1 Summicron, a RX-1 with the 35 Sonnar, and a old 35 mm 2.8 Biogon and I would have to list them in that order, but it's so close who cares I win no matter which one I use. Lucky...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-07-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 7,870
Posted By agfa100
How about the Contax AX, where the body/film...

How about the Contax AX, where the body/film plane moved to focus so they did not have to change the design of the contax slr lenses to af....
wbill

Here is a youtube link showing how it...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-04-2017
Replies: 123
Views: 8,230
Posted By agfa100
Well I have borrowed a Sigma DP 0-q a fixed 21mm...

Well I have borrowed a Sigma DP 0-q a fixed 21mm lens camera that is going to be used today. Wish me luck.
wbill
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-16-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,130
Posted By agfa100
When I shot film it was a M-5 and a Hexar RF, I...

When I shot film it was a M-5 and a Hexar RF, I still have both they feel very close to use at the same time. I never had any issues with my Hexar it was a late model.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 11-11-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,843
Posted By agfa100
Yes, I would also be interested in see how you...

Yes, I would also be interested in see how you removed the lens and if you are going to sell the adp.... I have a couple of Minox 35's that still work plus a ready Kiev 35 to take apart and use it's...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-12-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,612
Posted By agfa100
Ricoh GXR

I still use mine, not as much as before I got my RX-1 but it does all right with the wide angle lenses. I use it with mostly a 50mm lens. Of course it's a bit slow but the files are fine.

wbill
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-03-2016
Replies: 95
Views: 11,059
Posted By agfa100
I use my Leica 35mm finder with my Sony RX-1, the...

I use my Leica 35mm finder with my Sony RX-1, the Sony is a little wider then 35mm but works fine for me....

wbill
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-24-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 11,366
Posted By agfa100
Yea, I always wanted a Press 70 why I have no...

Yea, I always wanted a Press 70 why I have no idea. I am so happy to have my RX-1 as my main camera these days.
wbill
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-24-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 11,366
Posted By agfa100
Plus the story I heard about the 220 before I got...

Plus the story I heard about the 220 before I got mine was that it was pushed as a wedding camera... and the stories go on.....
wbill
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-31-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,775
Posted By agfa100
I don't know if you want to send the camera to...

I don't know if you want to send the camera to the USA but this is the last person I was told that did repairs on Alpa's that used to work for Heitz. I have not needed any work on my 10D in a long...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-27-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By agfa100
Also the 21 f4.0 Voigt. works fine also on the...

Also the 21 f4.0 Voigt. works fine also on the M-5...
wbill
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 06-08-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,245
Posted By agfa100
I have a Canon 100 now for 18 months, great...

I have a Canon 100 now for 18 months, great printer. I don't trust Epson I had three all had clog issues. Went to HP photosmart they were great but they got out of the photo print end, first the...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 06-01-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,512
Posted By agfa100
Here's where to see the listed difference of the...

Here's where to see the listed difference of the Noblex 135 models. Note they show a different name on the lens between the 135U and the other models. I am not really sure if there was a...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 06-01-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,512
Posted By agfa100
If it does not have the shift it is most likely...

If it does not have the shift it is most likely not a 135U. Also the U has shutter speeds down to 1 sec. So check what the shutter speed range is also. What I have seen is the U holds it's price...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-30-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 5,570
Posted By agfa100
When I shoot film it is with either my M-5 or my...

When I shoot film it is with either my M-5 or my Hexar RF I have not had any problems with the Hexar and I bought it new the 2nd year they were out.

wbill
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-31-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,276
Posted By agfa100
I use a strip of gaffers tape on my 50 mm Fed...

I use a strip of gaffers tape on my 50 mm Fed f3.5 works fine to make sure I don't collapse the lens by mistake.

wbill
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 11-27-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 5,927
Posted By agfa100
I have both a Horizon 202 and a Noblex 135U, the...

I have both a Horizon 202 and a Noblex 135U, the Horizon works, the lens is sharp. While the Noblex is a camera with a full set of shutter speeds and the small amt of shift if you have a U. The...
Forum: Film vs Digital 11-21-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 3,467
Posted By agfa100
The idea of going back to film is very romantic,...

The idea of going back to film is very romantic, I also love my old film m's. But today I had great fun with a pre-war Summar that is not scratched that I was playing with on my old first version...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-12-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 4,481
Posted By agfa100
I think they look fine, I just find it hard to...

I think they look fine, I just find it hard to believe that the filter was the cause. But if I was so smart I would be rich.....:) :)

wbill
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-10-2015
Replies: 133
Views: 34,214
Posted By agfa100
I got the 21mm f4.0 when it first came out it was...

I got the 21mm f4.0 when it first came out it was great with film, on my aps-c it's only a 35 but still a very good lens.

wbill
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-07-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 4,481
Posted By agfa100
I went out and shot with my Switar today and my...

I went out and shot with my Switar today and my aperture blades look the same as yours, plus when I looked down into the lens with a flash light it appears to be the same as yours. Yet I have no...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-06-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 4,481
Posted By agfa100
I use the Kipon adp for alpa to nex and alpa to...

I use the Kipon adp for alpa to nex and alpa to leica M both work without any problems. Since you are in HK I am sure you could find someone who has it in stock and try before buying. That is if you...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-02-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 4,481
Posted By agfa100
I have the same lens and use it on both a Sony...

I have the same lens and use it on both a Sony Nex and a Ricoh GXR with the M-module without any problem as you show. I have the adp. to use it on my M film cameras also without any problem. If you...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-17-2015
Replies: 116
Views: 23,363
Posted By agfa100
I have had a used RX-1 for two years now, I got...

I have had a used RX-1 for two years now, I got to borrow a Q for two hours. The Q is better in the hand, the autofocus is great next to the RX-1. However I prefer a 35mm lens, to me the files out of...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-17-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,385
Posted By agfa100
Stick with the VC 21 a much better lens. wbill

Stick with the VC 21 a much better lens.
wbill
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2015
Replies: 90
Views: 4,941
Posted By agfa100
This past weekend it was my RX-1, today I used my...

This past weekend it was my RX-1, today I used my Ricoh GXR w M-module and 50 Summilux v-2. I can't go wrong with either one.

wbill
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 09-09-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 2,377
Posted By agfa100
I agree with you but I could not find a quality...

I agree with you but I could not find a quality B&W printer that would do the small sizes. I went with the Canon Pro 100, and yes it is very large but when you see the prints who cares... My buddy...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-03-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 10,088
Posted By agfa100
I have a RX-1 since the used price has come down,...

I have a RX-1 since the used price has come down, but I still use the GXR usually with a 50mm lens on the M-module so it makes a nice two lens package. But I must say the RX-1 gets more use.
wbill
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-18-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,281
Posted By agfa100
Nicely done like always! Plus I got the Skink...

Nicely done like always! Plus I got the Skink and am having fun with it remember next Sunday the 26th is International Pinhole Day.

wbill
Forum: Sony RX Series 03-31-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 9,357
Posted By agfa100
I picked up a used one a year ago, and it's great...

I picked up a used one a year ago, and it's great I had been using a Ricoh GXR with the M-module for my M lenses. Now all I use is the RX-1 it can't do everything but close enough for me...
wbill
Forum: RFF Polls 03-11-2015
Replies: 395
Views: 74,198
Posted By agfa100
I still have my M-3, M-5, M4-2 and a Hexar...

I still have my M-3, M-5, M4-2 and a Hexar RF
Digital a GXR w M module and a RX-1
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-05-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 11,251
Posted By agfa100
You may have forgotten with the Porsche analogy,...

You may have forgotten with the Porsche analogy, there was a time when things were not good at Porsche and they talked to Toyota about their production issues. Toyota came in and told them what they...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-01-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,491
Posted By agfa100
Try this e-mail and see if they can help...

Try this e-mail and see if they can help you.....

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Carl-Zeiss-Straße 5 Montag - Donnerstag
60388 Frankfurt am Main 09:00 ~ 12:00 und 13:00 ~ 16:00
Tel. ...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-26-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,079
Posted By agfa100
I am still using the one I picked up at the PX in...

I am still using the one I picked up at the PX in Saigon in 1970 without any problems. If I remember I think it was around 25 dollars new then. I really loved the slides I got after using that light...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-26-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 5,631
Posted By agfa100
Well I do have to add I use my RX-1 with my old...

Well I do have to add I use my RX-1 with my old Leitz 35mm viewfinder, I set up the camera with the lcd turned off you still get the autofocus green light in the lower corner which I catch out of the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-26-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 5,631
Posted By agfa100
Went from film M's to a Nex, then a Ricoh GXR so...

Went from film M's to a Nex, then a Ricoh GXR so I could use my M lenses and now I have a Sony RX-1 for just about 95% of what I want to do.... Leica is a designer product now, they still make great...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-14-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 9,931
Posted By agfa100
The early Kiev's are a "lot better" built, not a...

The early Kiev's are a "lot better" built, not a little..... if you compare to 4's
Plus pick up the sleeper lens for the Kiev's the "Helios-103, 53/1.8" Fedka has them for 38.50, they don't look as...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-14-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 9,931
Posted By agfa100
I have 4 Kiev's and by far my Kiev 2 from 1955 is...

I have 4 Kiev's and by far my Kiev 2 from 1955 is the best one of the bunch. But remember we are talking about FSU cameras!!
wbill
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-24-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 16,097
Posted By agfa100
I started with a Canon 50mm f1.4 then went to a...

I started with a Canon 50mm f1.4 then went to a Summilux V2 and after reading all this stuff about the Sonnar new and old for years I finally picked up a Jupiter 3 two years ago. Now I use it more...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-23-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 7,349
Posted By agfa100
This thread makes me want to take out my GXR and...

This thread makes me want to take out my GXR and use it again, after picking up a used Sony RX-1 it has just sat around unloved.

wbill
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-04-2015
Replies: 145
Views: 43,868
Posted By agfa100
Except for the weight a Koni-Omega 100 would be...

Except for the weight a Koni-Omega 100 would be the camera. Heavy and robust, it's the only one of the bunch that if someone tried to steal it you could knock them out with the camera and keep taking...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-30-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 14,363
Posted By agfa100
I think this covers it. If we had more time for...

I think this covers it.

If we had more time for discussion we should probably have made a great many more mistakes.
Leon Trotsky
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-20-2014
Replies: 385
Views: 65,180
Posted By agfa100
Having used Leica film cameras since 1971 it was...

Having used Leica film cameras since 1971 it was a hard choice not too. I kept using my film cameras up until 2004 before I got a digital camera to play with. I kept using both film and digital, but...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-29-2014
Replies: 183
Views: 27,090
Posted By agfa100
It was 1969 in Viet-Nam and I could not focus a...

It was 1969 in Viet-Nam and I could not focus a slr in low light, so I picked up a Canon 7Sz in Tokyo and a used Canon P. For lenses I got a 19mm, 35mm, 50mm 1.4 and a 100mm f3.5 and never looked...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-25-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,704
Posted By agfa100
Just to let everyone know there is also a Kipon...

Just to let everyone know there is also a Kipon Alpa to M adp. also but only on the 50mm lenses you have RF coupling which works well.

wbill
Forum: Sony RX Series 11-06-2014
Replies: 77
Views: 9,749
Posted By agfa100
Once you start playing with the files from a RX-1...

Once you start playing with the files from a RX-1 you will be spoiled. Almost as good as a Monochrom.
wbill
Forum: Sony RX Series 11-06-2014
Replies: 77
Views: 9,749
Posted By agfa100
If you are really able to just use a 35mm lens go...

If you are really able to just use a 35mm lens go for it... I did and I am very happy, the camera is well built and feels like a Leica. Like a lot of people say the AF is the only thing I have some...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-30-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 9,077
Posted By agfa100
Way back in another time I had a Nikon 105mm when...

Way back in another time I had a Nikon 105mm when I was in the army in viet-nam had to get it cleaned because of fungus and it was only about six months old, but that was because I lived without a/c....
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-19-2014
Replies: 211
Views: 17,816
Posted By agfa100
Sony Rx-1 of course with the 35mm Zeiss Sonnar...

Sony Rx-1 of course with the 35mm Zeiss Sonnar 2.0

wbill
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-16-2014
Replies: 2,549
Views: 368,783
Posted By agfa100
Glad to see you back

Chris, glad you are back I was wondering where you were when I did not see any posts. Always liked looking at your pictures...there is always something about them....

wbill
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-11-2014
Replies: 291
Views: 47,940
Posted By agfa100
For me the "problem" with digital is you need to...

For me the "problem" with digital is you need to be able to replace the camera body every 3-4 years with the updates to the sensors that is going on. I still love my GXR w/Leica Mt. module for my M...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-04-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 9,533
Posted By agfa100
Back in 1974 I sent a early chrome M3 back to the...

Back in 1974 I sent a early chrome M3 back to the factory to have it made in black. I just wanted a black body I was not a collector (1) and had no idea that they were rare. It came back in four...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-05-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 8,096
Posted By agfa100
I have both the GS 645S and the GS 645W they are...

I have both the GS 645S and the GS 645W they are great little cameras, I purchased the S new and the W used. Until the last 5 years they were my cameras of choice, now I have joined the dark side and...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-01-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,833
Posted By agfa100
There is enough room for the Jupiter 12, just use...

There is enough room for the Jupiter 12, just use common sense as there is alot of glass showing on the rear. I still use my GXR and my M lenses and Russian stuff for fun. But right now my main...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-01-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 4,368
Posted By agfa100
Any time I am going to make a large unusual...

Any time I am going to make a large unusual purchase By CC or if I am going overseas and will be using my CC I always call before hand and let cust svc know at the bank they will put a note in your...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-27-2014
Replies: 72
Views: 7,235
Posted By agfa100
I have 4 friends that we shoot together 2 have...

I have 4 friends that we shoot together 2 have M240's, 1 with a M-9, one of the guys with a M240 also has a S, I shoot with a RX-1 and the other one has a number of film M's but no digital. One is...
Forum: Sony RX Series 08-22-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 13,694
Posted By agfa100
I picked up a used one a couple of months ago and...

I picked up a used one a couple of months ago and use it with my old Leica 35mm OVF, I am a old Leica M film shooter that mostly used a 35mm summicron so I am right at home with the RX-1. I have a...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 07-12-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 817
Posted By agfa100
For odd little brochure's I would try e-bay I...

For odd little brochure's I would try e-bay I have gotten some out of Japan this way and price was never too high.

wbill
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 06-30-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 1,537
Posted By agfa100
I have been using my old Leica 35 Optical...

I have been using my old Leica 35 Optical Viewfinder on my RX-1 and I have to say it's been ok about 75% of the time. There are times I wish I had the EVF, but I am still paying off the RX-1.
wbill
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-17-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 5,916
Posted By agfa100
My most used lens on my GXR-M is a Jupiter 3 /...

My most used lens on my GXR-M is a Jupiter 3 / Sonnar clone 50mm 1.5. Wonderful lens and small, I have a Summilux but like the less weight with the Jupiter 3.

wbill
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-17-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 13,732
Posted By agfa100
I really am happy with my GXR with the M mount,...

I really am happy with my GXR with the M mount, however I now also have a RX-1 and it's hard to beat a FF sensor. So I still use both but the RX-1 get's most of the play time...
wbill
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-26-2014
Replies: 70
Views: 12,345
Posted By agfa100
When I first was able to put together a 3 lens...

When I first was able to put together a 3 lens group it was 28-50-90. But I did not bond with the 28, a couple of months later I came across a 35 for a steal and just picked it up and said I would...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2014
Replies: 3,801
Views: 316,437
Posted By agfa100
My new to me Sony RX-1, the lens is...

My new to me Sony RX-1, the lens is spectacular.

wbill
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-25-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 6,512
Posted By agfa100
Well I played with the T today in the Leica...

Well I played with the T today in the Leica store, swapped lenses back and forth. I was impressed with the 23mm f2.0 lens, however I noticed two things with the camera now I have to say this was not...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-25-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 6,512
Posted By agfa100
As we speak I am out the door this am to stop by...

As we speak I am out the door this am to stop by the Leica store with my GXR. I started with a Sony Nex which I still use when I am very lazy and want the autofocus. But my serious camera is the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-16-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 4,838
Posted By agfa100
Only battery issue is it takes a px 625, I use a...

Only battery issue is it takes a px 625, I use a CRIS adp that lets me use a ms-76 battery that works fine.

wbill
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-16-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 4,838
Posted By agfa100
I have a M5 it's a really good camera, but it is...

I have a M5 it's a really good camera, but it is film, I would want to run a roll of film through the camera first before any money changed hands. You want to know that there is not shutter bounce at...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 03-30-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 3,996
Posted By agfa100
Hood always, filter no except for my older lenses...

Hood always, filter no except for my older lenses that already had a uva on them, I left it on...
wbill
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-30-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,106
Posted By agfa100
You will not go wrong with a Canon 50mm 1.8, BUT...

You will not go wrong with a Canon 50mm 1.8, BUT you missed a great lens with the Jupiter 3. Now most of them need to be adjusted to work properly on a Leica rf but once that is done you will have a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-06-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,620
Posted By agfa100
The recommendation is for using watch oils VERY...

The recommendation is for using watch oils VERY VERY lightly, just google mail order watch parts suppliers. Once everything is clean it should work a lot better, the amount of oil you use is almost...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 03-01-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 2,807
Posted By agfa100
I just got a Canon Pro 100 this Dec. but they...

I just got a Canon Pro 100 this Dec. but they were almost giving them away in the US. I print 95% b&w and I am very happy with the printer.... I used to use a old HP that did really nice b&w but...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-23-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,620
Posted By agfa100
You do know to go here for help on taking it...

You do know to go here for help on taking it apart, right..... good luck and have fun....

http://www3.telus.net/public/rpnchbck/cleaning%20and%20repairs.html

wbill
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-10-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 7,704
Posted By agfa100
I have 5 Kiev's and they all worked, got them...

I have 5 Kiev's and they all worked, got them cheap about 10-12 years ago. Now I use the lenses on my Sony and Ricoh GXR people say why are you using old Russian lenses until they see the results. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-04-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,849
Posted By agfa100
Plus if you are going to be using your CZ lens on...

Plus if you are going to be using your CZ lens on a mirrorless camera I was able to get one without the RF coupling for less. As they said above send him and e-mail his adp's work really well. I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-30-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 5,853
Posted By agfa100
I have a SD-14 with the 20, 50,105 lenses that I...

I have a SD-14 with the 20, 50,105 lenses that I was happy with as long as I was shooting outside and did not need higher iso. And even the older camera did a nice job in B&W, but I kept wanting to...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 01-11-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,806
Posted By agfa100
I am another one that gave up on Epson printers...

I am another one that gave up on Epson printers because of head problems. I went with HP and had great luck, however they stopped making the paper for my printer last year and just three months ago...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-02-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By agfa100
Yes, there are Russian set's of 3, I had one...

Yes, there are Russian set's of 3, I had one thrown in when I purchased a lens. I think I have seen them for sale around 10-15 dollars. Check on the normal on line web site...

wbill
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-01-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 3,560
Posted By agfa100
Since this lens was only made before WWII and the...

Since this lens was only made before WWII and the factory was in the western area of the old USSR it was destroyed when the German's invaded at the start of WWII. Read the history here it's quite...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-01-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 3,560
Posted By agfa100
Here's a link to one of the first pictures I took...

Here's a link to one of the first pictures I took with my FED 100mm lens.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/v/wbill/R0011462.jpg.html

His right hand is blurry because they were playing whiffle ball. ...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-01-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 3,560
Posted By agfa100
If you look at the link in my other message you...

If you look at the link in my other message you will see that the first version is rf coupled.
I have that version and it worked fine on my friends M-6, I don't use my film M's anymore.
I just use it...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-01-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 3,560
Posted By agfa100
Well there is one other choice, FED made a 100 mm...

Well there is one other choice, FED made a 100 mm f6.3 pre-war (WWII) their copy of the Leica Mt. Elmar. The lens is very small but very heavy all brass with chrome uncoated so you HAVE to use a a36...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2013
Replies: 211
Views: 17,816
Posted By agfa100
Ricoh GXR w A12M module and 50mm f1.9...

Ricoh GXR w A12M module and 50mm f1.9 macro-switar, a great portrait lens too bad I am not as good as it is.

wbill
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-28-2013
Replies: 201
Views: 25,861
Posted By agfa100
I think what is more important about this rumor...

I think what is more important about this rumor is the part about Blackstone. That's where all the cash came from to open these stores worldwide, plus the new factory. They want to see a profit...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2013
Replies: 8,901
Views: 868,497
Posted By agfa100
Just received a Canon Pro 100 printer to replace...

Just received a Canon Pro 100 printer to replace my old HP 7960 that would not die and made great B&W prints, until HP stopped making the photo grey ink for it HP-59. I must have had that printer for...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-11-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 13,825
Posted By agfa100
Only use the Canon made 40mm filters they are...

Only use the Canon made 40mm filters they are very thin and the glass is flush with the filter mount and do not cause corners to be cut off which is what happens if you find another brand of 40mm...
Forum: Other RF 11-12-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,462
Posted By agfa100
Give this guy a call I have not used him, I have...

Give this guy a call I have not used him, I have a noblex 135 that needs some work but I will wait a little longer. It works most of the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-09-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,288
Posted By agfa100
Buzzard, if you hit the link on how to repair...

Buzzard, if you hit the link on how to repair your own film back it's worth saving, it's in the review of the camera. I got bold and did one of my 220 film backs and I really repaired it, the only...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-07-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,288
Posted By agfa100
Remember if anyone attacks you when you are using...

Remember if anyone attacks you when you are using this camera you can defend yourself with it and still keep on taking pictures, it's built like a tank and weighs like one too. :) :)
Lenses are very...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-13-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 4,131
Posted By agfa100
If you are coming from a rf don't laugh but look...

If you are coming from a rf don't laugh but look at a Koni-omega with the 90... Yes it's all metal/heavy but the lens is very sharp. And if anyone tries to steal it you can hit them with it and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-10-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 5,634
Posted By agfa100
1972 two M-3's coming from Canon Rf. still have...

1972 two M-3's coming from Canon Rf. still have one.
wbill
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-10-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,729
Posted By agfa100
Around 73/74 I had two chrome M-3 DS and I sent...

Around 73/74 I had two chrome M-3 DS and I sent them thru a repairman in the Wash DC area that knew people in the factory and he took both of my M-3's back to the factory and they were overhauled,...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-07-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,100
Posted By agfa100
Now the light meter is supposed to work when you...

Now the light meter is supposed to work when you press the shutter release half way down. This is the meter's on/off switch, mine comes on when I press it down far enough to feel some...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-30-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 6,288
Posted By agfa100
Kiev 35a Russian copy of the Minox 35, the lens...

Kiev 35a Russian copy of the Minox 35, the lens was ok the rest of the camera was junk!!!
When it worked which was not often or for long it was nice...never knew when it would malfunction.

wbill
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-24-2013
Replies: 111
Views: 18,108
Posted By agfa100
Here's a web site that will make you want to take...

Here's a web site that will make you want to take panoramic pictures, they have all types of panoramic cameras used for these pictures...

http://www.panorama-photo.net/

enjoy... wbill
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-23-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 4,578
Posted By agfa100
I would think the problem is more a RF coupling...

I would think the problem is more a RF coupling issue with the lens being the weak point. I have used M lenses for the past 42 years and have been playing with a number of the Russian lenses only...
Forum: Travel 09-13-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 5,560
Posted By agfa100
The Chinese restaurant with the Duck and the...

The Chinese restaurant with the Duck and the boiling soup in the window is the "Full Kee"
if I remember the "Kee" means it's HK style. The food is good and being a round eye we are a minority in this...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-23-2013
Replies: 133
Views: 22,511
Posted By agfa100
M-5 Pro's Meter, Meter, Meter, shutter speed...

M-5 Pro's Meter, Meter, Meter, shutter speed dial, shutter speed read out in viewfinder..

Con's size, does not look like any other M camera.
Also the only M body where a Noctilux does not look too...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-18-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 2,641
Posted By agfa100
When I first started out with Canon RF's I...

When I first started out with Canon RF's I settled on a 4 lens set that worked great for me.
I had the 50 1.4, 35mm 2.0, 100mm f3.5 and then I was lucky and had the 19mm 3.5 that was a great set. I...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-17-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 4,432
Posted By agfa100
The way LFI works these days is that once you...

The way LFI works these days is that once you subscribe they send you a letter telling you that you have a 1 year subscription but that it will be renewed the 2nd year without you doing anything and...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-06-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,665
Posted By agfa100
Looks like you have all the info you need for...

Looks like you have all the info you need for your project now. Good luck!! I also have a 5 that works great and a 2 which is in pretty rough shape, fun cameras to use every now and then.
wbill
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-06-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,665
Posted By agfa100
Have you gotten in touch with Fedka, he is...

Have you gotten in touch with Fedka, he is usually very good about standing behind anything he sells.

I know there is a pdf of the Russian repair guide on line in English, I was looking at it on...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 08-04-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,739
Posted By agfa100
I have a Nex but I also picked up a Ricoh GXR...

I have a Nex but I also picked up a Ricoh GXR with the M module, 90% of the time with either M or LTM lenses I use the Ricoh it just works better... That's my .02 comment.
wbill
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-19-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,952
Posted By agfa100
We have the first store in the US here in...

We have the first store in the US here in Washington DC. Before it opened the few camera stores that still carried Leica did not have a lot of stock. Plus as we all know lenses were very hard to come...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-11-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 782
Posted By agfa100
Dez, I had both, but it was 44 years ago. I had...

Dez,
I had both, but it was 44 years ago. I had a Canon 7sz, with the 19,35,50 1.4 and the 100mm 3.5 I had picked the set up while in viet-nam and used it for over 2 years. When I got back to the...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 05-23-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 17,983
Posted By agfa100
Another one for the Ricoh GXR with M module.....

Another one for the Ricoh GXR with M module.....
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-13-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,171
Posted By agfa100
I only have one Fed prewar lens, it's a 100mm...

I only have one Fed prewar lens, it's a 100mm f6.3. With a ltm to M adp it will focus on M film cameras OK and it worked when I tried it on a M Monochom it seemed to work ok...I shot a couple of...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 04-06-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,978
Posted By agfa100
First print ad for Hasselblad Lunar

Well I just saw my first print ad for the "Hasselblad Lunar" ie: Nex 7 in todays Financial Times, they have a insert magazine named appropriately "How to Spend It"

Full page in color, with a warm...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-01-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,051
Posted By agfa100
Note; 100 does not have a dark slide, that's only...

Note; 100 does not have a dark slide, that's only for the 200. Most likely it's the key in the lock position.

wbill
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 02-20-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 4,035
Posted By agfa100
I got a chance to borrow a 24 f3.8 and a...

I got a chance to borrow a 24 f3.8 and a Monochrom at one of the Leica Demo days and shot with it for about 2 hours, it is very sharp wide open. I own a CV 21 already that I use on my GXR and am...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-15-2013
Replies: 138
Views: 41,544
Posted By agfa100
I don't use much film any more, however when I...

I don't use much film any more, however when I did I used my M-5 and the Hexar RF. Kept a 28 on the Hexar and a 50 on the M-5, to me the bodies had the same style and shape. Plus it's real easy to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-31-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 4,246
Posted By agfa100
If I were to buy one today, I would get the 60mm...

If I were to buy one today, I would get the 60mm and the 100mm and the bellows lens hood, it really works great.

wbill
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-19-2013
Replies: 115
Views: 65,560
Posted By agfa100
Size wins in this contest, the T3. However one...

Size wins in this contest, the T3. However one that has not been brought up is the last Minox 35 GTE II which is my choice, great little lens and very light. I know the metal feels nicer on the T3...
Forum: Travel 01-17-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 5,692
Posted By agfa100
I lived in Anakara for 3.5 years and had a great...

I lived in Anakara for 3.5 years and had a great time, the Turkish people are great. Lucky you.
wbill
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-11-2013
Replies: 139
Views: 26,558
Posted By agfa100
Started out with a late Canon 35 2.0, sold it...

Started out with a late Canon 35 2.0, sold it after I got a V1 Summicron. Wish I could have kept both, now I also have a couple of Jupiter 12's that I play with and one is really nice. You never know...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-25-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,690
Posted By agfa100
Really nice write up on Cuba, glad to see someone...

Really nice write up on Cuba, glad to see someone who wants to go out and meet people! I have too many friends that only want to stay in at least 3 star hotels, they would never think of doing...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-16-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,365
Posted By agfa100
Let us know how that adp works, I have used...

Let us know how that adp works, I have used rainbow for my ltm-nex and that one works fine. I have heard that some of the far east contax rf adp. do not seem to work as well. But they are cheaper,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-15-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,782
Posted By agfa100
Push on russian lens hood

I found a listing on that web site for a 50mm 3.5 and hood. Now it's the one for the a37 since the lens is a rigid 50. But they look the same. Just search for it.

wbill
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-15-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,782
Posted By agfa100
Push on russian lens hood

I got a Russian push on lens hood for the 50mm f3.5's It's just a a36 size, the Russian one is made out of some type of hard rubber. You still have to remove the hood to set the f stop. It is a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-10-2012
Replies: 87
Views: 10,757
Posted By agfa100
When I first started using 120, about 3 weeks...

When I first started using 120, about 3 weeks into it this one roll took me about 10 min and drove me crazy. Only to find out I loaded the backing paper on the reel and threw out the film...... ...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-30-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 7,045
Posted By agfa100
I am very happy with my GXR and M-module, would...

I am very happy with my GXR and M-module, would it be nicer to have a updated body with a built in EVF Yes! Would I like to see a Full Frame M-module Yes! or at least a updated 1.5 sensor. I am just...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-20-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,365
Posted By agfa100
Well right here on the for sale section you will...

Well right here on the for sale section you will find this....
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost-classifieds/showproduct.php?product=32471

He also makes a Contax to LM mount adp. which I...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 11-13-2012
Replies: 1,830
Views: 371,803
Posted By agfa100
Well after seeing all these pano's I pulled out...

Well after seeing all these pano's I pulled out my Noblex 135u, got some new AAA batteries for it and loaded some e6 I still had in the back of the freezer. Then found my old Sekonic L-28c2 and...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-21-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 780
Posted By agfa100
If you can get some of this it would be worth...

If you can get some of this it would be worth trying. www.nevr-dull.com Also check this site in german where I first saw the recommendation of the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-07-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 6,177
Posted By agfa100
No, No, No !!!!!!!!! Was I clear...

No, No, No !!!!!!!!! Was I clear enough......

wbill
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2012
Replies: 8,901
Views: 868,497
Posted By agfa100
Got a nice FED 100 F6.3 ltm, clean glass and good...

Got a nice FED 100 F6.3 ltm, clean glass and good condition on the lens itself. And from the same seller on you know where a FED 50 F3.5 clean glass and in great shape with a set of extension tubes...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 08-19-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 15,273
Posted By agfa100
I would be interested in a Samsung, but I am...

I would be interested in a Samsung, but I am looking for a mirrorless camera to work with my M lenses. That's why I started with a Nex and now have a Ricoh GXR.
wbill
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-14-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,645
Posted By agfa100
The other think I liked about the Alpa, was the...

The other think I liked about the Alpa, was the way they felt when you either removed or put a lens on the body I have never felt any camera that was so smooth. It was like cutting butter with a hot...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-14-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,645
Posted By agfa100
Back in the old days of film I had picked up a...

Back in the old days of film I had picked up a 10D to use as a visoflex. The Alpa bodies were the thinnest film camera bodies so you could adp. alot of lenses from other makes to them. They are...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-14-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,477
Posted By agfa100
There is no parallax correction on the russian 85...

There is no parallax correction on the russian 85 mm finder that I have.. I think if you were really looking for parallax correction you should be looking at canon or nikon, but then the word cheap...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-10-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 7,997
Posted By agfa100
Being a old fart with M lenses from the 60's I...

Being a old fart with M lenses from the 60's I have to agree with Bill the GXR is the way to go, I enjoy mine...... I started with a Nex-3 it was ok, but not sharp like I was used to with my M...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-08-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 13,154
Posted By agfa100
That's one of the better fake's I have seen.... ...

That's one of the better fake's I have seen.... It's got a nice FED 50mm POST war lens on it, and it looks like a FEDII body.

They take great pictures, but it's not a Leica....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-29-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,392
Posted By agfa100
Nice looking web site except I could not fine a...

Nice looking web site except I could not fine a address or phone # which puts me off....
wbill
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-22-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 6,177
Posted By agfa100
Yes, here's a picture from...

Yes, here's a picture from cameraquest.com
http://www.cameraquest.com/lm3blk.htm

Mine was a chrome M3 but I had a buddy who was a leica repair person who went back to the factory at least once a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-21-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 6,177
Posted By agfa100
Canon vt-deluxe sold Canon P sold Canon iv-s2...

Canon vt-deluxe sold
Canon P sold
Canon iv-s2 sold
Canon 7S-z sold
Leica M3 chrome*
Leica M3 black sold stupid mistake
Leica M5 black*
Leica M4-2*
Konica Hexar RF*
Fuji GS645-S*
Forum: RFF Polls 07-09-2012
Replies: 145
Views: 67,013
Posted By agfa100
35mm summicron v1, 50mm summilux v1 for fun a...

35mm summicron v1, 50mm summilux v1

for fun a 35mm jupiter 2.8 and a 50mm Fed 3.5
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-01-2012
Replies: 65
Views: 8,952
Posted By agfa100
My thinking is it's always the glass, my digital...

My thinking is it's always the glass, my digital M is a nex-3 and a Ricoh GXR, sure I would like a M-9 but would it improve my pictures.... no!

wbill
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-07-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 4,320
Posted By agfa100
I would keep the Lux, I have one and it's my most...

I would keep the Lux, I have one and it's my most used lens. But I also have a Hex 50 and a couple of russian 50's a 2.0 and a old i-50 3.5 which I have a lot of fun with. But if it was only down to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-21-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 3,421
Posted By agfa100
Keep it small and simple, you are a guest and...

Keep it small and simple, you are a guest and want to have fun, yes/no??? In film days all i would take was a Minox 35 and it's small flash. Now it would be a Nex 3 with the 16mm 2.8. You can take...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-04-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,038
Posted By agfa100
I remember when I had a couple of Canon 7s that...

I remember when I had a couple of Canon 7s that they showed that in the lens catalog with lenses from 135 and up. I never got to see one except for the pictures. I sold all my canon stuff in 1972...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-30-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 3,621
Posted By agfa100
After a M digital I would go with the Ricoh GXR....

After a M digital I would go with the Ricoh GXR. I did.....
wbill
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-27-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 8,436
Posted By agfa100
I bought a couple of items from Yuri and have...

I bought a couple of items from Yuri and have always been happy. The first time I used him I had a Kiev that I got from e-bay where the back did not fit properly and had a light leak. I e-mailed Yuri...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-23-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,914
Posted By agfa100
The store is at 977 F street, so Metro center is...

The store is at 977 F street, so Metro center is just is just 3 short blocks away.

wbill
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-23-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,914
Posted By agfa100
I stopped in on Sat. and they were nice and let...

I stopped in on Sat. and they were nice and let me play with a Noctilux and a 21. It was nice to see some stock on lenses. They also expressed some interest in my V2 28mm and my V1 35 summicron,...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 04-19-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,237
Posted By agfa100
Ryan, I really liked your Tibetan pictures. I...

Ryan,
I really liked your Tibetan pictures. I started out with a Horizon 202 and had so much fun I went with the Noblex. If you have a 135u you can use the shift it helps some, also I got a grad...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 04-19-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,237
Posted By agfa100
I used to shoot about 5-6 rolls on a weekend...

I used to shoot about 5-6 rolls on a weekend without having to change the batteries, and it would be fine the next time I used the camera as long as I remembered to turn it off. I don't know how you...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 04-18-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,237
Posted By agfa100
Is that the only camera you are taking? The big...

Is that the only camera you are taking? The big problem on any of the Noblex cameras is not shutting the camera off when you are not using it. I have a 135u but I never kept using the camera until...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-13-2012
Replies: 148
Views: 8,451
Posted By agfa100
I was 25 had been using Canon rf's for two years...

I was 25 had been using Canon rf's for two years and was having problems finding ltm lenses, this was way back in 72. Picked up a DS M-3 and a 50mm summilux, sent the body back to the factory in 74...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2012
Replies: 161
Views: 12,598
Posted By agfa100
I have been using M cameras and lenses since...

I have been using M cameras and lenses since 1971, I bought most of my M lenses in the 70's used except for my 90mm 2.0 and 28mm 2.8 which were new in 74. You don't want to know the price I paid for...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-19-2012
Replies: 206
Views: 291,398
Posted By agfa100
Does a 1989 Raligh 531C Team Frame with all Campy...

Does a 1989 Raligh 531C Team Frame with all Campy (Chrous not Record) still with friction shifters and my last Suntour Superbe Chain and Regina Freewheel. Plus a set of tubular wheels, which I built...
Forum: Off Topic 01-12-2012
Replies: 72
Views: 4,499
Posted By agfa100
My only other vice is Red Heads but my wife won't...

My only other vice is Red Heads but my wife won't let me play!!! :( :(
Forum: RFF Polls 01-07-2012
Replies: 308
Views: 32,527
Posted By agfa100
I have three, 50mm summilux f1.4 50mm Hexanon...

I have three,
50mm summilux f1.4
50mm Hexanon f2.0
50mm industar 50 f3.5
I think that should cover most of the bases. :) :)
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-18-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,739
Posted By agfa100
Nice pictures, I just ordered one also. ...

Nice pictures, I just ordered one also. Thanks
wbill
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-12-2011
Replies: 85
Views: 14,774
Posted By agfa100
Which ever one you can get at a good price. the...

Which ever one you can get at a good price. the M4-2 seems to be the lowest price normally, but with Leica you never know on price. A 35mm lens would be great but it will be easier and cheaper to...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-12-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,923
Posted By agfa100
I also have the CV 21mm f/4, but I only have a...

I also have the CV 21mm f/4, but I only have a Ricoh GXR M module in digital and for the size why go with anything else. A buddy let's me borrow his 21 2.8 when I want to use it, but I am just as...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-10-2011
Replies: 192
Views: 22,777
Posted By agfa100
Went with a Sigma SD9 since there was no Leica...

Went with a Sigma SD9 since there was no Leica Digital at the time, then a SD-14. Now finally a Ricoh GXR w/ M module so I can use all my M lenses again yea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
M8 and M9 are way...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-21-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 22,065
Posted By agfa100
I got the GXR, now I don't have a digital M but I...

I got the GXR, now I don't have a digital M but I do have the Nex 3 and a couple of film M's so M lenses are not a problem. But get the GXR no adp. they focus to inf. not past it and it feels like...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 11-19-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 3,859
Posted By agfa100
The problem I have found with "ALL" of these...

The problem I have found with "ALL" of these mounts is the tolerances are not great with any of them. I have a number of M lenses that fit all my M cameras just fine. With the adp. mts. I had to get...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-09-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 2,058
Posted By agfa100
Happy Birthday Al Kaplan

Well that means I need to break out my Al Kaplan T-Shirt and wear it tomorrow. I was looking at it over the weekend, thinking I needed to wear it.
RIP Al

wbill
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-16-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,198
Posted By agfa100
A year ago I picked up a Nex-3 for the same...

A year ago I picked up a Nex-3 for the same reasons you state. I had so much fun using my M lenses on the Nex. Now it's a year later and I still use it but my eyes are wide open now and I miss the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-03-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 785
Posted By agfa100
Well I don't know, but if you can tell they are...

Well I don't know, but if you can tell they are men or women it can't be too avant-garde now. :) :) Will have to wait until it shows up at the local book store, while we still have one.

wbill
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-02-2011
Replies: 303
Views: 46,651
Posted By agfa100
Thumbs up How many Leica M's do you have?

M3, M5 Blk, M4-2
Hexar RF
Ricoh GXR M mount Module, on it's way.

In film cameras I use the M5 and Hexar RF the most, they kind of match each other in feel.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-29-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 12,175
Posted By agfa100
Plaubel makina 67

Great, I always wanted one of those, but never found one I could afford. Either I had the money and couldn't find a camera or I found a camera and had no funds. Always a day late and a dollar...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-29-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 12,175
Posted By agfa100
Plaubel Makina 67

Here's their contact info

Nippon Photo Clinic Service
920 Broadway
Ste 705
(between 20th St & 21st St)
New York, NY 10010
Neighborhood: Flatiron
(212) 982-3177
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-29-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 12,175
Posted By agfa100
Plaubel Makina 67

You might try here on the outside chance that they might still have some small parts....

http://www.plaubel.com/

Also there is a repair shop in NYC nippon (something) google them, they used to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-22-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,318
Posted By agfa100
I have had a 12585 on my v1 for 39 years without...

I have had a 12585 on my v1 for 39 years without any problems.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-22-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 3,347
Posted By agfa100
I have to say not having the Ed Romney "repair"...

I have to say not having the Ed Romney "repair" book is not a great loss. It was a poor reproduction of exploded parts list for the alpa cameras, not a how to book. I used to have one, if you are a...
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