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Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 497
Posted By TenEleven
I didn't say that the lens would be off. But it's...

I didn't say that the lens would be off. But it's also a possibility. There are old and used items with an unknown history and it's impossible to retroactively know what was done and what hasn't been...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By TenEleven
This is less likely to be initials and more...

This is less likely to be initials and more likely to be the number "77" written in German style. It is very likely that this is from the original assembly.

I don't personally know about Leica...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By TenEleven
Amedeo who's here on RFF, sells those. I think...

Amedeo who's here on RFF, sells those. I think there's even a classified AD for it here. There are also a couple of other, mostly Chinese, makers.

Personally, if you have the money I'd recommend...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 497
Posted By TenEleven
Before concluding that your RF patch is off do as...

Before concluding that your RF patch is off do as the others said: Aim the lens and camera at a very far away object. About a kilometer / mile away would be ideal. See if the patch coincides with the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By TenEleven
Oh I just noticed that the lens release button...

Oh I just noticed that the lens release button doesn't have the typical M3 guard ring. I dunno if this is a model change for later M3 models or if that points to the camera being a frankenstein. (1st...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By TenEleven
The flash sockets normally don't take modern...

The flash sockets normally don't take modern (x-sync) cables without an adapter. These do. This is a paid mod.

Other than the paint-job I'd be much more worried about the screws that look like they...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 154
Views: 90,528
Posted By TenEleven
I've used Fleenor for three various Rolleiflex...

I've used Fleenor for three various Rolleiflex models and the total cost never exceeded $500 - and that included a brand-new maxwell bright-screen for one of the cameras.

The cameras work perfectly...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-16-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By TenEleven
No worries, glad to be of help! I think with the...

No worries, glad to be of help!

I think with the Contax (compact) prices being what they are these cameras are best left to collectors and/or people who are new to film. (Might turn them off,...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-16-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By TenEleven
I had the same issues with a T2. The focus missed...

I had the same issues with a T2. The focus missed - a lot. Almost always behind the subject as well. Sometimes this could be explained by parallax, sometimes it made no sense at all. Which sort of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,806
Posted By TenEleven
Anyone worth his salt will immediately know what...

Anyone worth his salt will immediately know what your camera is anyway. For example a M-Leicas or the above-mentioned Rolleiflex shape is so iconic that most would-be-thieves would recognize it no...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-10-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By TenEleven
This sadly looks like the rangefinder prism is in...

This sadly looks like the rangefinder prism is in the process of decementing/deteriorating.

A CLA could probably improve the contrast/visibility a bit, but would not do much to stop the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-04-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 10,151
Posted By TenEleven
As others have already said, are they a Leica?...

As others have already said, are they a Leica? No.

Is the build quality comparable? No, not really.

However, do you need a Leica? Again, no.

For example most of my last show was shot with a Contax...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-04-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By TenEleven
The lens looks out of alignment to the body as...

The lens looks out of alignment to the body as others have suggested. You could try to gently pull it back into alignment.

However it is likely that there's also a couple of other things going...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-02-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 699
Posted By TenEleven
This is probably way late but my very late CZ...

This is probably way late but my very late CZ Sonnar (1.8million serial #) did the same thing. While it looked bad it had almost no impact on the actual image forming capabilities of the lens.

Does...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-30-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By TenEleven
The picture you linked shows a strong rangefinder...

The picture you linked shows a strong rangefinder spot, but it does have indeed weak contrast. Which likely means that the main viewfinder-prism is fine, but it's hard to make any judgement beyond...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-28-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 590
Posted By TenEleven
Sadly the images do not appear to be loading....

Sadly the images do not appear to be loading. Would like to see some Contax II shots!
I get a greyed out stop sign here.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-22-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,297
Posted By TenEleven
I guess I'll chime in with similar experiences...

I guess I'll chime in with similar experiences here. I've wanted a fast well corrected 35 LTM for quite some while now, but they are either absurdly expensive or like the ultrons I've seen have haze...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-22-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,342
Posted By TenEleven
I am not entirely sure if that's always been the...

I am not entirely sure if that's always been the case, but when I returned something and hadn't yet given feedback, I was forbidden to give feedback after requesting a return. This of course would...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-16-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By TenEleven
Agreeing with Rich, this is not haze. It's either...

Agreeing with Rich, this is not haze. It's either surface damage or, I assume the lens was left in some hot environment and the cement partially came loose melting and bubbling up.

I'd have to check...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-15-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,878
Posted By TenEleven
I assume it's what people call the yellowing of...

I assume it's what people call the yellowing of the tree sap aka. Canada balsam holding the cemented lens elements together.

I am not sure if the radioactivity of the thorinated element plays any...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-15-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 867
Posted By TenEleven
The position seems similar enough to me and from...

The position seems similar enough to me and from my experience the exact position of both flare and light leaks depends on the angle and intensity of the incoming light.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-12-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By TenEleven
You need to remove shims. Look at what the lens...

You need to remove shims. Look at what the lens does when you focus closer, it becomes longer. Thus the optical elements are further away from the film plane the closer you focus. If the focus is too...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-17-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By TenEleven
Canon 35/1.8 an underrated gem?

In search for a fast(er) 35mm lens I have recently acquired a Canon 35/1.8 in LTM mount. The lens is tiny and appears to be relatively well made. The design is the usual Canon for that...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-17-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 862
Posted By TenEleven
I believe the lens in question here is not the...

I believe the lens in question here is not the Modern Cosina-Voigtlander 50mm/1.5 Nokton, which does indeed contain an ASPH element, but the original 1950ies (for the Prominent) 5cm/1.5 Nokton lens,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,507
Posted By TenEleven
They probably can't because after PayPal and eBay...

They probably can't because after PayPal and eBay fees it would be even less than that. I assume that the shop-listed price is for when you buy from him direct. And he probably gets less than the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,507
Posted By TenEleven
A couple of observations, in no particular...

A couple of observations, in no particular order:

-Those sellers are most likely not Chinese but Japanese I see a lot of them in Yahoo Auctions too and their Japanese language listings and ratings...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-04-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By TenEleven
My assumption is that someone likely redid the...

My assumption is that someone likely redid the white spot up front and some of the paints solvents/oils have seeped into the curtain. If you can spot no obvious holes or other defects, I wouldn't...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-01-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 828
Posted By TenEleven
I have prewar uncoated Jena 5cm f/.5 Sonnar of...

I have prewar uncoated Jena 5cm f/.5 Sonnar of similar vintage. To make matters worse the filter ring has been dented and it will not accept screw in filters or hoods. It being uncoated it really...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-18-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By TenEleven
To pitch in some extra knowledge, Cosina in Japan...

To pitch in some extra knowledge, Cosina in Japan (I dunno about Zeiss in Germany) are still taking repairs without any warnings or mentions of scarce parts.

Someone with better knowledge might...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-03-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 875
Posted By TenEleven
I think it's not related to the shutter curtains...

I think it's not related to the shutter curtains as the artifact is round and located in the center. Most shutter problems manifest in the left or right (assuming horizontal orientation) periphery of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-19-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By TenEleven
The grease is perhaps not viscous enough. Also...

The grease is perhaps not viscous enough.

Also as others have said you need to make sure that the helicoid is completely and utterly clean before re-greasing and re-assembly. I use a bath of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-06-2019
Replies: 636
Views: 187,827
Posted By TenEleven
Slight off-topic: I like my Contax-mount J3, but...

Slight off-topic:
I like my Contax-mount J3, but I couldn't find one that would reliably track focus on my LTM bodies and thus gave up.
I guess if Brian Sweeney were still around he could adjust it.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-06-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 925
Posted By TenEleven
I had one of these. Very credible performer. If I...

I had one of these. Very credible performer. If I recall it's already very decent from wide-open, but the heavy weight (I think above 400g) and me not shooting tele-lenses on my RFs made me switch to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-06-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By TenEleven
Yeah I'd also like to know whether it's the...

Yeah I'd also like to know whether it's the Topcor or the "Simler" version of that lens.

For all the uninitiated, it's a Sonnar/Gauss hybrid.
Here's a lens diagram of this unique and rare...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-06-2019
Replies: 636
Views: 187,827
Posted By TenEleven
Yeah. This very thread actually caused me to...

Yeah. This very thread actually caused me to retry getting a genuine LTM wartime Sonnar after two failures. Armed with fresh GAS and fresh knowledge I decided to go at it again. Sigh
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-06-2019
Replies: 636
Views: 187,827
Posted By TenEleven
A couple of other observations: -The dot/comma...

A couple of other observations:
-The dot/comma thing seems to be a red herring. Both my genuine (uncoated) prewar and postwar (opton) Sonnar and other lenses have a comma as the aperture separator,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-06-2019
Replies: 636
Views: 187,827
Posted By TenEleven
Testing if I can reply to this thread at all as...

Testing if I can reply to this thread at all as it seems to be a bit bugged out.

I recently managed to get my hands on both a wartime Biogon 3,5cm f/2.8 and two wartime Sonnars 5cm f/1.5 one in LTM...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-15-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 5,715
Posted By TenEleven
I want to thank everyone for their detailed...

I want to thank everyone for their detailed thoughts. I just finished shooting another roll of Portra at night using mostly slow speeds below 1/50 and your advice. I will let you know how it turns...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-14-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 5,715
Posted By TenEleven
Folders more prone to camera shake?

I recently started getting into folders, after shooting lots of TLRs and SLRs and other assorted MF cameras. I like folders as they allow you to carry a tiny package that still packs most of the MF...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-17-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,636
Posted By TenEleven
Thanks for all the feedback and information, I...

Thanks for all the feedback and information, I really appreciate it. Still 50/50 on the case I guess I could just dunk it in ammonia and then soak it in sunlight, it's not like I have anything to...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-16-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,636
Posted By TenEleven
Post Fungus on Rolleinar (Getting rid of)

I'd like to share my a story that hopefully enables others to score a cheap(er) set of the famed Rolleinar closeup lenses for their TLRs. I am going to use mine on a Minolta Autocord, but I'm sure...
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