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Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 548
Posted By sleepyhead
I should add that if I didn’t have the SL as...

I should add that if I didn’t have the SL as well, then I would have chosen the 240, for the occasional use of LV. There is no doubt that the 240 is a more versatile camera.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 548
Posted By sleepyhead
I already had a Leica SL when I decided between...

I already had a Leica SL when I decided between the M240 or the M262. I chose the later because they complement each other well.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,800
Posted By sleepyhead
I wasn’t “a taper” until I got a LEICA SL - have...

I wasn’t “a taper” until I got a LEICA SL - have you seen how stonking big the LEICA logo is on that camera!?

...not to mention its “arresting” looks!
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By sleepyhead
Haha, a funny read. Thanks for sharing.

Haha, a funny read. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-08-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 10,108
Posted By sleepyhead
Has anyone seen any photos from these lenses yet?...

Has anyone seen any photos from these lenses yet? Particularly regarding the 35/2, I'm wondering if its "character" is "modern" or "vintage".

On one hand these are ASPH lenses (if I understood...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-07-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 5,798
Posted By sleepyhead
Actually, with the Leica SL and M lenses, I find...

Actually, with the Leica SL and M lenses, I find it very useful to set the Camera to "M" and Auto ISO, whereby I can set whatever shutter speed and aperture I want to acheive my pre-visualized...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-07-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 5,798
Posted By sleepyhead
THANKS for the information Marty - just what I...

THANKS for the information Marty - just what I wanted to know.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-07-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 5,798
Posted By sleepyhead
I’m reviving this several years old thread to...

I’m reviving this several years old thread to ask:

Did Leica ever implement a firmware update that brought the “good” auto iso feature to the M 240?
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-04-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By sleepyhead
Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-27-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,346
Posted By sleepyhead
Going straight to the Zorki M factory for...

Going straight to the Zorki M factory for re-shelling!

But seriously, this is very sad. I feel bad for the folks at Ffordes, I have had only good experiences with them. And bad for the owners of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-13-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 822
Posted By sleepyhead
I agree - I got one of these for around 40 USD...

I agree - I got one of these for around 40 USD for use on a Leica SL as a cheap all-around lens, and it is surprisingly good. I think it's model 171D. Mine has a 72mm filter thread, collapses for...
Forum: Travel 06-21-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 824
Posted By sleepyhead
Hi, alot depends on your interests. London is a...

Hi, alot depends on your interests. London is a diverse and busy city rich in interesting cultural things. Once when I was there, I took a boat from The Embankment to Greenwich and back. There was...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-18-2018
Replies: 528
Views: 39,277
Posted By sleepyhead
Hi Huss So, did you just place the Digitaliza on...

Hi Huss

So, did you just place the Digitaliza on a light box and then use your normal digital-camera-as-scanner setup?

(Sorry, but I can't remember what that setup is...)
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-06-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 5,620
Posted By sleepyhead
I just read that there are fresh rumours of an...

I just read that there are fresh rumours of an updated version of the LX100, a so-called LX200. Coming nobody-knows-when...

But I may wait a couple of months or until the autumn and see if this...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-06-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 5,620
Posted By sleepyhead
Thanks for your reply. I'm also leaning in this...

Thanks for your reply. I'm also leaning in this direction, I just thought if time has now "proven" that the Leica version is built better or has fewer problems, then it could be worth getting over...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-05-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 5,620
Posted By sleepyhead
Hi all, I'm reviving this old thread because I'm...

Hi all, I'm reviving this old thread because I'm considering getting a Panasonic LX100 or Leica DLux 109 as a casual camera to carry with me everyday to/from work, and on business trips when I know...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-31-2018
Replies: 69
Views: 18,221
Posted By sleepyhead
I recently bought a Canon 24mm f/1.4 FD L lens,...

I recently bought a Canon 24mm f/1.4 FD L lens, been using it on my Leica SL. I know what a great lens is, for example the Leica 28mm Summicron ASPH.

My estimation of the Canon FD 24/1.4 so far is...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-26-2018
Replies: 102
Views: 35,576
Posted By sleepyhead
Thanks Frank! Yup, Nyhavn. Sent from my iPhone...

Thanks Frank!
Yup, Nyhavn.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-26-2018
Replies: 102
Views: 35,576
Posted By sleepyhead
I've got a Leica M mount version of the 1.5cm...

I've got a Leica M mount version of the 1.5cm Summarit, produced in 1955. My copy has some blue-ish lens coating, and has no scratches, no cleaning marks, and no internal haze.

I've only owned the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-05-2018
Replies: 314
Views: 70,976
Posted By sleepyhead
50mm f/2 DR Summicron on Leica...

50mm f/2 DR Summicron on Leica SL

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/2246/U2246I1515161160.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-21-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,585
Posted By sleepyhead
I also really did not like the knurling of the...

I also really did not like the knurling of the focus ring.
Nice pictures though.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-30-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 799
Posted By sleepyhead
I think a lot depends on how useful or important...

I think a lot depends on how useful or important autofocus is for you.

And portability/discreetness.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-30-2017
Replies: 74
Views: 3,857
Posted By sleepyhead
This new lens, and the 50/0.95 upon which it's...

This new lens, and the 50/0.95 upon which it's based, look like wonderful creations, and I echo what has been stated above: I'm glad that Leica designs and produces these type of lenses to show what...
Forum: Leica SL 11-30-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,214
Posted By sleepyhead
I don't know... With such an expensive camera and...

I don't know... With such an expensive camera and expensive M lenses, I don't think I would ever use a $15 adapter. I have the official Leica adapter because pretty much all my M lenses are 6-bit...
Forum: Leica SL 11-26-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,473
Posted By sleepyhead
Hi, just to follow up, my SL arrived a couple of...

Hi, just to follow up, my SL arrived a couple of days ago. Still getting to know it obviously, but I’m happy to report that my Mandler 135mm f/2.8 M lens with goggles mounts on the camera just fine....
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-21-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 1,172
Posted By sleepyhead
She's got The Look (my title) - photo by Alex...

She's got The Look (my title) - photo by Alex Krasotkin
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3149/U3149I1511170727.SEQ.0.jpg



Moscow portrait by Michel...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 11-19-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 824
Posted By sleepyhead
I used a F8 for a few years. I remember the focus...

I used a F8 for a few years. I remember the focus point being around 2.5-3 meters.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-17-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1,018
Posted By sleepyhead
Could it be a scratch of some kind? Can you see...

Could it be a scratch of some kind? Can you see any affect on the pictures?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-15-2017
Replies: 680
Views: 85,456
Posted By sleepyhead
A brilliant photo!

A brilliant photo!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-14-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By sleepyhead
Regarding rear caps for M mount lenses, my...

Regarding rear caps for M mount lenses, my experience over the years is that those made out of harder plastic (Zeiss, Minolta, Voigtlander, genric Chinese ones) don't fit as tightly as those made by...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-14-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,233
Posted By sleepyhead
Hi, I understand, and I also struggle sometimes...

Hi, I understand, and I also struggle sometimes with the question of "could I be doing something more meaningfull with my photography?" But there are many ways to contribute to trying to make the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-13-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,233
Posted By sleepyhead
Hi, yes, I've seen it. As you said, it's moving,...

Hi, yes, I've seen it. As you said, it's moving, a heavy thing to watch.

But quite nice in the end describing the environmental re-juvination of the farming area that Salgado grew up in.

What...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-13-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 914
Posted By sleepyhead
Selv tak, Tom

Selv tak, Tom
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-13-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 914
Posted By sleepyhead
Hi, I used to use this lens on an M4-P with color...

Hi, I used to use this lens on an M4-P with color film, and in the last few years on a M9 body.

I never noticed any issues on film, but I was also not even *aware* of the focus-shift concept back...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-12-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 915
Posted By sleepyhead
Sounds cool, I wish them luck and success.

Sounds cool, I wish them luck and success.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-09-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By sleepyhead
Sorry, I have no direct experience with this. I...

Sorry, I have no direct experience with this.

I think I would try to do a controlled test in bright sunlight conditions (i.e., waste a few frames changing the lens in the sunlight, and/or advancing...
Forum: Leica SL 11-08-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,473
Posted By sleepyhead
Hi Cal Thanks for your reply. OK, I get it now...

Hi Cal

Thanks for your reply.

OK, I get it now regarding the stacking of adapters. I think that since I will only have the "M to T" adapter (i.e., I will be missing 3 of the 4 components needed to...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-08-2017
Replies: 67
Views: 11,612
Posted By sleepyhead
Thank you ZivcoPhoto. She's my daughter. My V4...

Thank you ZivcoPhoto. She's my daughter.

My V4 Summicron is serial number 3100767, also with convex focusing tab (love it!), which I think was made in 1981.
Forum: Leica SL 11-07-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,473
Posted By sleepyhead
Hi Cal Thanks for your reply to my question. I'm...

Hi Cal

Thanks for your reply to my question. I'm not sure what you mean by "a stack of three Leica adapters". (But I have ZERO experience with Visoflex stuff or Leica R lenses.) My preference is to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-07-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By sleepyhead
There's a lot of love for the 60mm Distagon. For...

There's a lot of love for the 60mm Distagon. For me, it was a perfect all-around lens on the Hasselblad, I found the 80mm a little narrow, especially indoors.
Forum: Leica SL 11-07-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,473
Posted By sleepyhead
But I appreciate your response anyway Michael!

But I appreciate your response anyway Michael!
Forum: Leica SL 11-06-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,473
Posted By sleepyhead
A BIG THANKS for this information Ronald. I...

A BIG THANKS for this information Ronald.

I forgot that the head is removable on this lens. I would prefer to keep things simple since I don't own any Leica R lenses, but would like to use the SL...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-06-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By sleepyhead
Back when I had a Hasselblad, I had the same...

Back when I had a Hasselblad, I had the same dilema. I think a lot depends on what you plan to use the camera for. For me, it was a landscape camera and an environmental portrait camera, so I avoided...
Forum: Leica SL 11-06-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,473
Posted By sleepyhead
Is it possible to use goggled M lenses on the SL

Dear SL owners,

I'm curious if lenses such as the 135mm Elmarit-M can be used on the SL, or does the camera grip interfere with the goggles?

Thanks in advance for your answer!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-06-2017
Replies: 314
Views: 70,976
Posted By sleepyhead
50mm Summicron IV (tiger paw) on Leica...

50mm Summicron IV (tiger paw) on Leica M9

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/2246/U2246I1509959069.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-06-2017
Replies: 4,569
Views: 1,304,114
Posted By sleepyhead
My daughter in the forest. Leica M9 with 50mm...

My daughter in the forest.
Leica M9 with 50mm Summicron (IV)

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/2246/U2246I1509958992.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 11-06-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 4,297
Posted By sleepyhead
Nice photos. Thanks for sharing. I used an X100...

Nice photos. Thanks for sharing. I used an X100 (the original 12 mp one) for about a year as my daily camera. I liked it, but ultimately felt limited by the fixed 35mm-equivalent lens.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-06-2017
Replies: 67
Views: 11,612
Posted By sleepyhead
Here are a couple of pictures from yesterday that...

Here are a couple of pictures from yesterday that I shot with a 50mm Summicron IV on Leica...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,719
Posted By sleepyhead
Thanks for the reminder about the Iberit 24mm...

Thanks for the reminder about the Iberit 24mm f/2.4 Peter. It could be nice to try while I save up for a Leica 24mm f/1.4...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-02-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,549
Posted By sleepyhead
If you find that you miss the 135mm lines, I...

If you find that you miss the 135mm lines, I think you could use the 135mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M lens (the one with the goggles), because if I understand correctly, that lens actually utilizes the 90mm...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-02-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,549
Posted By sleepyhead
Camerworks UK free to air mask looks pretty cool....

Camerworks UK free to air mask looks pretty cool. If I ever have problems with the rangefinder on my M3, then I know where I will be going.

THANK you wintoid and Puggie for this information.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-16-2017
Replies: 57
Views: 2,718
Posted By sleepyhead
Sunrise, Florida. First morning of vacation, and...

Sunrise, Florida. First morning of vacation, and the kids were excited to be at the seashore. I missed focus in my effort to capture the moment, but I like the photo all the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-16-2017
Replies: 57
Views: 2,718
Posted By sleepyhead
Nice shot!

Nice shot!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-14-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,392
Posted By sleepyhead
You know that the 12 575 hood for both the fat TE...

You know that the 12 575 hood for both the fat TE and the 90 M-E-M reverse on the lens for storage. So I don't find them too big.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-12-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,392
Posted By sleepyhead
The fat TE is roughly the same size as the E43...

The fat TE is roughly the same size as the E43 50mm Summilux, if that helps.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-03-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,572
Posted By sleepyhead
The best point-and-shoot camera that I ever used...

The best point-and-shoot camera that I ever used was Contax TVS III. If I remember correctly, it was f/3.5 at the short end of its zoom (around 28mm) and f/6.7 at the long end (around 60mm). The...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-03-2017
Replies: 102
Views: 35,576
Posted By sleepyhead
Thanks Rick. It helps that Nyhavn is quite...

Thanks Rick. It helps that Nyhavn is quite picturesque even without any effort on my part.

I really must try to use my Summarit more wide open. I just like that it can be used as an all-around 50mm...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-02-2017
Replies: 1,825
Views: 291,845
Posted By sleepyhead
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/2246/U2246I1507016086.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-02-2017
Replies: 1,825
Views: 291,845
Posted By sleepyhead
Two pictures from yesterday morning on my way to...

Two pictures from yesterday morning on my way to work. Both with Leitz 5 cm Summarit at f/5.6 on the Leica...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-02-2017
Replies: 102
Views: 35,576
Posted By sleepyhead
Two pictures from yesterday morning on my way to...

Two pictures from yesterday morning on my way to work. Both with Leitz 5 cm Summarit at f/5.6 on the Leica...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-01-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2,347
Posted By sleepyhead
The writer seems to hang out in many hair salons,...

The writer seems to hang out in many hair salons, which is a new twist!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-26-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 1,729
Posted By sleepyhead
Pelican cases with dessicant gel packs inside,...

Pelican cases with dessicant gel packs inside, perhaps. They can be locked if necessary.
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-21-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 6,713
Posted By sleepyhead
I agree about the Epson R-D1, it was my digital...

I agree about the Epson R-D1, it was my digital camera before the M9.
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-20-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 6,713
Posted By sleepyhead
The post above have gotten me curious - it would...

The post above have gotten me curious - it would be interesting to see some photos taken with the Fuji S5 Pro.

Thanks in advance!
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-20-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 6,713
Posted By sleepyhead
I'm very happy with the look of my Leica M9. I...

I'm very happy with the look of my Leica M9. I had an NEX-5n for a short time and hated the output. Ditto for the original Fujifilm X100 - I know that a lot of people love the CMOS sensor in that...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-20-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 2,398
Posted By sleepyhead
Maybe I've been lucky, but I bought a second hand...

Maybe I've been lucky, but I bought a second hand Leica M9 around 4 years ago and, except for the rangefinder going out of alignment after I dropped the camera, I have had ZERO problems with the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-19-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 7,693
Posted By sleepyhead
It has happened to me twice. Reading the posts...

It has happened to me twice. Reading the posts above, I think I may be different from the average, because one time I contacted the previous owner (an Ebay seller) and told them about the film I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-13-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 992
Posted By sleepyhead
Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-07-2017
Replies: 108
Views: 5,874
Posted By sleepyhead
Perhaps, envy?

Perhaps, envy?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-31-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 5,718
Posted By sleepyhead
I wish that Leica would make a 24mm f/2 Summicron...

I wish that Leica would make a 24mm f/2 Summicron lens that was roughly the same size as the 28mm Summicron. For me, that would be a good compromise between size, light-gathering ability, and ability...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-27-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,127
Posted By sleepyhead
I also think that it's the overall best 28mm lens...

I also think that it's the overall best 28mm lens that I have ever used. My copy is biting-ly sharp at f/2. I have found that the look at this lens wide open actually pairs very nicely with the 50/1...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-24-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 5,718
Posted By sleepyhead
Well Doug thanks for the update. Whoa, that...

Well Doug thanks for the update. Whoa, that distortion is strange! (But, I will use light room if I ever get the lens, so I guess it'll be alright.

I am still saving up cash, I have about ⅔ of what...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-09-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,161
Posted By sleepyhead
Thanks for sharing. An interesting photo and back...

Thanks for sharing. An interesting photo and back story.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-30-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 846
Posted By sleepyhead
You may want to consider a Horseman VH-R with...

You may want to consider a Horseman VH-R with either 75mm or 65mm Lens. That is quite close to 28mm in 35mm terms.

The Horseman is a 6x9 cm Rangefinder camera or a View camera (with some movements),...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-18-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 1,569
Posted By sleepyhead
"God bedring" as is said in danish.

"God bedring" as is said in danish.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-12-2017
Replies: 119
Views: 4,776
Posted By sleepyhead
Don't chimp at all, could be an interesting...

Don't chimp at all, could be an interesting challenge?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-12-2017
Replies: 372
Views: 61,425
Posted By sleepyhead
50mm Elmar-M on Leica...

50mm Elmar-M on Leica M9

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/2246/U2246I1497259226.SEQ.1.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-12-2017
Replies: 372
Views: 61,425
Posted By sleepyhead
50mm Elmar-M on Leica...

50mm Elmar-M on Leica M9

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/2246/U2246I1497259225.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-12-2017
Replies: 617
Views: 141,919
Posted By sleepyhead
The recently posted photos by B. Toews and...

The recently posted photos by B. Toews and Bingley show that the Summitar can be sharp and contrasty when it wants to be (presumably clear glass and stopped down).
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-12-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 3,480
Posted By sleepyhead
Pictures that I consider "good" (my own or by...

Pictures that I consider "good" (my own or by others) need to have at least a couple of interesting things happening, in my opinion.

I have an informal scoring system when I look at a photo:


0...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-07-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 2,434
Posted By sleepyhead
YES, SLOW, slow, sloooow shipping from the UK to...

YES, SLOW, slow, sloooow shipping from the UK to Denmark with GSP.

I bought an item on Ebay for my wife, intended as a birthday gift, 2 weeks ago and it still has not arrived. Normally, shipping...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-13-2017
Replies: 183
Views: 20,278
Posted By sleepyhead
Some really nice and inspiring photography...

Some really nice and inspiring photography here!

And such diverse results, proves that a 1950s film camera with only 3 frame lines in its rangefinder ain't so limited...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2017
Replies: 106
Views: 3,496
Posted By sleepyhead
Two M4-Ps, one with Fuji reala 100, one with Fuji...

Two M4-Ps, one with Fuji reala 100, one with Fuji 800

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/2246/U2246I1303889471.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 05-10-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 15,980
Posted By sleepyhead
I have owned and used many CV lenses over the...

I have owned and used many CV lenses over the years. And they have all, without exception, been perfectly good lenses limited only by the skill of the photographer. They are all exceptionally good...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 05-10-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 4,095
Posted By sleepyhead
By the way, l have 2 or 3 Contax T's lying...

By the way, l have 2 or 3 Contax T's lying around, each with it's own issues.

For the cost of shipping, I would be happy to give them away to anyone who thinks they can repair them or use the parts....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-08-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,773
Posted By sleepyhead
Great for you! And great service from Leica.

Great for you! And great service from Leica.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-04-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,508
Posted By sleepyhead
I agree with you and I try to do the same. But...

I agree with you and I try to do the same. But for better or for worse, EBay reaches many many more people. I had an X100 camera for sale here on RFF for 3 weeks with only 1 semi-interested buyer....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-03-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 13,344
Posted By sleepyhead
A recent photo with the Pentax 43mm lens. Foggy...

A recent photo with the Pentax 43mm lens.

Foggy morning in Roskilde, Denmark
(Leica M9 + Pentax 43mm f/1.9 Limited...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-03-2017
Replies: 226
Views: 25,047
Posted By sleepyhead
Foggy morning in Roskilde, Denmark (Leica M9 +...

Foggy morning in Roskilde, Denmark
(Leica M9 + Pentax 43mm f/1.9 Limited Edition)

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/2246/U2246I1493882018.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-03-2017
Replies: 1,825
Views: 291,845
Posted By sleepyhead
M9 + 50mm Summicron...

M9 + 50mm Summicron IV

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/2246/med_U2246I1493725889.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-03-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,508
Posted By sleepyhead
Thanks for the heads up - I have not had any...

Thanks for the heads up - I have not had any dealings with him, so I have nothing good nor bad to report.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-03-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,508
Posted By sleepyhead
Well, there is at least one seller...

Well, there is at least one seller "leica-by-boris" on Ebay who is kinda disappointing, because he is selling an old M mount 50mm Elmar as an "Elmar-M" lens. Shame on him, that is misleading to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-02-2017
Replies: 314
Views: 70,976
Posted By sleepyhead
50mm Summicron IV (tiger paw) on Leica...

50mm Summicron IV (tiger paw) on Leica M9

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/2246/U2246I1493725889.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-01-2017
Replies: 4,569
Views: 1,304,114
Posted By sleepyhead
Beautiful photo! I much prefer the colour version...

Beautiful photo! I much prefer the colour version where she is looking more at the camera.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-01-2017
Replies: 97
Views: 19,380
Posted By sleepyhead
lovely colours on those Magnolias, Hannes!

lovely colours on those Magnolias, Hannes!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-30-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 6,228
Posted By sleepyhead
I like the boke of the Summitar. Sure, it can get...

I like the boke of the Summitar. Sure, it can get a little "overly swirly" sometimes, but then so can several other older lenses.
Here's a shot with a 1939 uncoated Summitar. I think the boke is...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-30-2017
Replies: 97
Views: 19,380
Posted By sleepyhead
Groom in conversation with his new...

Groom in conversation with his new father-in-law
(1939 Summitar, Neopan 400)
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/2246/U2246I1328822162.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-28-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,266
Posted By sleepyhead
This is one example of why I love RFF!

This is one example of why I love RFF!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-25-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 771
Posted By sleepyhead
Sometimes I use a 75mm lens on my M3, which lacks...

Sometimes I use a 75mm lens on my M3, which lacks frame lines for that focal length.

But I don't particularly enjoy shooting like that.

One advantage over using a separate accessory finder (beside...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-25-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 1,720
Posted By sleepyhead
I agree - Epson got something color-related...

I agree - Epson got something color-related TOTALLY RIGHT with the R-D1.

I use a Leica M9 now, after 3 years with an R-D1, and need to adjust nearly every image in Lightroom, while the majority of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-22-2017
Replies: 4,569
Views: 1,304,114
Posted By sleepyhead
WOW! The similarity between the guys hair and the...

WOW! The similarity between the guys hair and the reflection of those branches in the water is amazing!

What lens? 28 Summilux?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-22-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 3,455
Posted By sleepyhead
The Voigtlander 50:1.5 is an excellent lens, it...

The Voigtlander 50:1.5 is an excellent lens, it punches way above it's price level.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-19-2017
Replies: 617
Views: 141,919
Posted By sleepyhead
Uncoated Summitar, Leica M9 (cropped a...

Uncoated Summitar, Leica M9 (cropped a bit):

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/2246/U2246I1408620614.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-19-2017
Replies: 1,423
Views: 345,948
Posted By sleepyhead
Very nice tones Vincent! (And, I can't tell if...

Very nice tones Vincent! (And, I can't tell if the dog is a statue or not...).

May I ask what aperture you used for this photo? I ask because, although I generally use the Noctilux at f/1, I also...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-18-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 5,718
Posted By sleepyhead
Congradulations - let us know your impressions...

Congradulations - let us know your impressions once you have formed some... (...and maybe a few photos?)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-18-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 5,718
Posted By sleepyhead
Very interesting discussion guys, although a bit...

Very interesting discussion guys, although a bit out of my depth of technical knowledge.

Tightsqueez, thanks fo rthe links to your photos.

I think that there is no way for me to know if I will...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-13-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 5,718
Posted By sleepyhead
Yes, David, that's right. I have since sold the...

Yes, David, that's right. I have since sold the Voigtlander 21mm f/1.8, BUT it was a GREAT lens in every way, except for size. However, it was a little too wide for me, I was constantly cropping...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-13-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 5,718
Posted By sleepyhead
THANKS - I already have one, and I am going to...

THANKS - I already have one, and I am going to keep it for the time being, because I'm currently leaning against the 24mm Summilux, at least until i can try one before buying...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-10-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 5,718
Posted By sleepyhead
My latest thoughts (in case anyone gives a #### ...

My latest thoughts (in case anyone gives a #### :) is to keep the equipment I have, keep saving for a Leica M10, and in the meantime (I think I'm still a year away from the M10) try TO RENT a 24mm...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-10-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 5,718
Posted By sleepyhead
Thanks for bringing up the point about framing...

Thanks for bringing up the point about framing and EVF vs. using the optical viewfinder. I was planning on trying the 24mm with the OV without accessory viewfinder on the M9, and seeing how it goes....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-10-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 5,718
Posted By sleepyhead
Tightsqueez, I appreciate your insights, you...

Tightsqueez, I appreciate your insights, you having used the lens in question for quite some time. Your "review" of the 24mm Summilux certainly gives me pause for thought. But my first question is:...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-10-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 5,718
Posted By sleepyhead
Mike, thanks for posting this. This is a good...

Mike, thanks for posting this. This is a good example of what I would like to achieve at parties and gatherings with friends and family. The main subject or subjects "in the limelight" due to the...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-10-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 2,301
Posted By sleepyhead
The project made it. They got just a little over...

The project made it. They got just a little over the 50 grand that they needed.
I look forwards to seeing it (eventually)!
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-09-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 2,301
Posted By sleepyhead
Thanks for the info! I've contributed - part of...

Thanks for the info! I've contributed - part of the fun is watching them reach their goal.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-09-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 5,718
Posted By sleepyhead
Thanks for your thought-provoking comments...

Thanks for your thought-provoking comments everyone!

Roger, I can well understand that some people don't like the wide-angle-with-shallow-DOF look, but it works for me when the people are separated...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-09-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 5,718
Posted By sleepyhead
I did look at the 28mm Summilux briefly, but...

I did look at the 28mm Summilux briefly, but since 35mm is my "base" focal length, I want a bit more difference from that focal length, but not as wide as a 21mm.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-09-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 5,718
Posted By sleepyhead
Timmyjoe, thanks for bringing this point up. It's...

Timmyjoe, thanks for bringing this point up. It's important to me that the character of the 24mm I end up getting doesn't obviously differ from the 35/1.4 ASPH (pre-FLE) and Mandler 75/1.4. Is this...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-09-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 5,718
Posted By sleepyhead
The 24mm Summilux: does it make any sense in the age of good high ISO sensors?

Hello RFF'ers

For the last few years I've been dreaming (and slowly saving) for a 24mm Summilux to use with my Leica M9. However, now the Leica M10 is out, and it looks like that camera has at least...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-05-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 679
Posted By sleepyhead
Wow, Tony, what s nice surprise to find a thread...

Wow, Tony, what s nice surprise to find a thread about one of my pictures! Thanks!

The story behind this picture is that every few years for the past 8 years, my wife and kids and I vacation in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-04-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 8,098
Posted By sleepyhead
Does anyone know if the DR Summicron can be used...

Does anyone know if the DR Summicron can be used on the Leica M10 in regular (not close up) mode? I mean with no modifications to the lens.
Forum: Film vs Digital 04-02-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,569
Posted By sleepyhead
I don't think there's any right or wrong. Do what...

I don't think there's any right or wrong. Do what makes you happy!
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-20-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 1,840
Posted By sleepyhead
Hi, I've been where you are. I solved the...

Hi, I've been where you are.

I solved the problem by getting a digital body that takes the same lenses as my film camera. (In my case, a M9 to complement the Leica M3.)

I bring both to gatherings...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 11-15-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 2,115
Posted By sleepyhead
I used to have a model called "E" (I think), and...

I used to have a model called "E" (I think), and did love it.

Will try to dig up some scans...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-28-2015
Replies: 314
Views: 70,976
Posted By sleepyhead
And yourself Sir!

And yourself Sir!
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2015
Replies: 5,543
Views: 490,260
Posted By sleepyhead
Eve Before The Fall (Eugene Delaplanche, 1890) Ny...

Eve Before The Fall (Eugene Delaplanche, 1890)
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen

Leica M9 with 35mm Summicron IV

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/2246/U2246I1448668918.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-27-2015
Replies: 314
Views: 70,976
Posted By sleepyhead
Eve Before The Fall (Eugene Delaplanche, 1890) Ny...

Eve Before The Fall (Eugene Delaplanche, 1890)
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen

Leica M9 with 35mm Summicron IV

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/2246/U2246I1448668918.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-10-2015
Replies: 314
Views: 70,976
Posted By sleepyhead
Thank you Helen

Thank you Helen
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-10-2015
Replies: 314
Views: 70,976
Posted By sleepyhead
Halloween. Leica M9 with 50mm Noctilux f/1...

Halloween. Leica M9 with 50mm Noctilux f/1 (IV)

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/2246/U2246I1447163699.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-17-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 8,236
Posted By sleepyhead
Can't go wrong with a version IV Summicron....

Can't go wrong with a version IV Summicron....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-15-2015
Replies: 314
Views: 70,976
Posted By sleepyhead
Any Mandler lens, or??? Do you have one in...

Any Mandler lens, or???

Do you have one in particular in mind?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-14-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 8,236
Posted By sleepyhead
I used the CV 50/1.5 for about 2 years, and the...

I used the CV 50/1.5 for about 2 years, and the CV 50/1.1 for about 2 months. I've since sold them both and use a 50/2 Summicron as my all-around 50mm lens, and a 50/1 Noctilux for very low light or...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-07-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,212
Posted By sleepyhead
Hi, can you please elaborate on why you think...

Hi, can you please elaborate on why you think this app is so good? I use an iPhone 5s, and like the idea of more exposure control.
Forum: Off Topic 08-27-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By sleepyhead
Hilarious! I tried on a few occasions to make...

Hilarious!

I tried on a few occasions to make my eBay ads for cameras witty, but I'm not sure they helped or amused anyone but myself...
😜
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-18-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,468
Posted By sleepyhead
A very nice set of pictures of an interesting...

A very nice set of pictures of an interesting lady.

And, I've always loved the look from those great Minolta manual focus SLR lenses.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-17-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 9,179
Posted By sleepyhead
Well, after 2 pints, dinner and a bottle of wine,...

Well, after 2 pints, dinner and a bottle of wine, walking through the picturesque Copenhagen streets, nice early evening light, I said "hey Claus, how about a photo? I've got my film camera with...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-17-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 9,179
Posted By sleepyhead
Dave, thank you for starting this thread and...

Dave, thank you for starting this thread and providing inspiration. I'm meeting an old friend for beers and dinner this evening and plan to ask if he's comfortable with me taking a few pictures.
Forum: RFF News 08-17-2015
Replies: 75
Views: 10,205
Posted By sleepyhead
Hi, it's nice to have this dialog- THANKS Rais....

Hi, it's nice to have this dialog- THANKS Rais. But, seems t obe no big news here. There's only so much the guy can tell us now without disclosing sensitive information Iguess.
Forum: RFF News 08-17-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 24,726
Posted By sleepyhead
THANKS - it works. HAPPI)NESS

THANKS - it works. HAPPI)NESS
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-16-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 5,068
Posted By sleepyhead
Yes, rangefinders every day for me too. A Leica...

Yes, rangefinders every day for me too. A Leica M3 with B&W film, and an M9 for color. They share my lenses, although with the M3 it's mainly 50mm and 90mm, and the M9 is mainly 35mm or 50mm.
Forum: RFF News 08-14-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 24,726
Posted By sleepyhead
Any news regarding having RFF on Tapatalk. It...

Any news regarding having RFF on Tapatalk.

It took me a little while to get used to the App on my iPhone, but now I like it.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-13-2015
Replies: 106
Views: 21,743
Posted By sleepyhead
THANK you for this information

THANK you for this information
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-13-2015
Replies: 106
Views: 21,743
Posted By sleepyhead
Hi Akiva, which thumbs up model are you using on...

Hi Akiva, which thumbs up model are you using on the LX100?
Forum: Large Format Film RF 08-12-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,672
Posted By sleepyhead
I think that this is proprietary to Horseman. You...

I think that this is proprietary to Horseman. You need to find a small metal adapter part made by Horseman that fits into the hole in the lens thingy. The adapter will allow you to screw in a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-11-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 3,488
Posted By sleepyhead
Hi Andrew, since you specifically mentioned "a...

Hi Andrew, since you specifically mentioned "a people shooting lens" I would recommend looking at a 28mm lens (or perhaps 25mm depending on your taste). Any wider and people begin to look a bit...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-10-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,202
Posted By sleepyhead
I don't know, but I like this photo! I think if...

I don't know, but I like this photo! I think if the foreground were lightened up a bit while keeping the sky as it is, it would be really super.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-03-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,886
Posted By sleepyhead
Does it have the original style shroud at the...

Does it have the original style shroud at the rear of the lens or the new style? The transition was around 2008 if I understand correctly.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-03-2015
Replies: 72
Views: 8,920
Posted By sleepyhead
I think you need business, marketing, and good...

I think you need business, marketing, and good people skills too.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-31-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 811
Posted By sleepyhead
Bump bump. Anyone on RFF who knows the answer?

Bump bump.

Anyone on RFF who knows the answer?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-30-2015
Replies: 142
Views: 21,498
Posted By sleepyhead
About 10 years ago I inherited a black Pentax SV...

About 10 years ago I inherited a black Pentax SV with 55/1.8 and 105/2.8 Takumar lenses from my (deceased) father-in-law. Being a rangefinder shooter, they sat in a drawer unused, unloved, and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-30-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 5,287
Posted By sleepyhead
About 10 years ago I inherited a black Pentax SV...

About 10 years ago I inherited a black Pentax SV with 55/1.8 and 105/2.8 Takumar lenses from my (deceased) father-in-law. Being a rangefinder shooter, they sat in a drawer unused, unloved, and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-30-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 8,098
Posted By sleepyhead
I use the DR Summicron occasionally on my Leica...

I use the DR Summicron occasionally on my Leica M3, the pair are made for each other. I love the results, but I find the combination quite heavy in the hand.

I wish that the DR worked on the M9 (in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-30-2015
Replies: 314
Views: 70,976
Posted By sleepyhead
A nice crop of recent photos added to this...

A nice crop of recent photos added to this thread. Keep 'em coming!

I have been using my Mandler-designed 135mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M lately (the big one with the goggles). I will try to post some...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-30-2015
Replies: 4,569
Views: 1,304,114
Posted By sleepyhead
blue4130, that last picture of the young girl...

blue4130, that last picture of the young girl with the serious expression is priceless! I wish I had such a nice picture of my daughter.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-30-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 6,393
Posted By sleepyhead
Thank you for sharing. It's interesting to see...

Thank you for sharing. It's interesting to see pictures so vastly different from the country I live in.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-30-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 811
Posted By sleepyhead
Compatibility of Leica M9 with original CV 35/1.2 Nokton with unmodified rear shroud

Hi All

I have a Leica M9 and am looking at acquiring a Voigtlander 35mm f/1.2 Nokton version 1 lens. The lens is an "old" one before Cosina changed the design of the rear lens shroud so it didn't...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-30-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 2,904
Posted By sleepyhead
Does anyone know if there's a way to estimate...

Does anyone know if there's a way to estimate when a Cosina Voigtlander lens was manufactured based on the serial number?

I'm trying to determine which serial number range of 35mm f/1.2 Noktons had...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 07-29-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,192
Posted By sleepyhead
I don't know what it's like in the UK, but here...

I don't know what it's like in the UK, but here in Denmark (at least at the christenings that I've been to), ANY photography (let alone with flash) is discouraged so as not to disturb the sanctity of...
Forum: Travel 07-27-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,415
Posted By sleepyhead
Francisco, I'm happy to hear that you had such an...

Francisco, I'm happy to hear that you had such an enjoyable time in Denmark.
I hope to be able to meet up with you next time.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-13-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 3,505
Posted By sleepyhead
Well I have to thank Leica for saving my marriage...

Well I have to thank Leica for saving my marriage and my career.

Because I probably would have spent the whole summer obsessively reading those fascinating magazines, and it all would have ended in...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-04-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,199
Posted By sleepyhead
Since your camera is a folder, I think what may...

Since your camera is a folder, I think what may be happening is that when you unfold the camera and extend the lens, a vacuum is sucking the film out a bit from the pressure plate.

If this is what...
Forum: Olympus RF 07-03-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,982
Posted By sleepyhead
I have an original olympus cap, send me a private...

I have an original olympus cap, send me a private message if you're interested.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2015
Replies: 129
Views: 11,938
Posted By sleepyhead
This is off topic (sorry), but was the last...

This is off topic (sorry), but was the last sentence (bolded by me) REALLY necessary?

This kind of discourse has been increasing on RFF lately, and is making it a less pleasant place to share...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-24-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,428
Posted By sleepyhead
I use my M9 with a Thumbie (which is attached by...

I use my M9 with a Thumbie (which is attached by strong, but removable, double-sided tape) combined with the Leica grip. For me, this combination turns the M9 into one of the most...
Forum: Travel 06-19-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,415
Posted By sleepyhead
Hi, Copenhagen is a nice city to simply wander...

Hi, Copenhagen is a nice city to simply wander around and relax in. There are quite a few good art museums, I would suggest a few hours at Louisiana if you don't mind getting out of the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-16-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 982
Posted By sleepyhead
Storing the goggled version in bag when not in...

Storing the goggled version in bag when not in use is more difficult, and a deal-breaker for me.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 06-14-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,295
Posted By sleepyhead
24x24mm square is an interesting format, for me...

24x24mm square is an interesting format, for me anyway.

I have a Tenax II and have enjoyed it much.
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-14-2015
Replies: 238
Views: 45,642
Posted By sleepyhead
I'm confused... This doesn't look like a 36mm...

I'm confused... This doesn't look like a 36mm field of view. Extreme crop? Photoshopped collage?
Forum: RFF Polls 06-09-2015
Replies: 395
Views: 74,193
Posted By sleepyhead
My Leica M evolution over 30+ years. Some...

My Leica M evolution over 30+ years. Some configurations lasted decades, others lasted months:

M4
M4-P
M4-P + M7
M4-P + M3
M4-P + M4-P
M4-P + M4-P + M3
M9 + M3
M9 + M3 + M6 classic (these I...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-03-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 4,193
Posted By sleepyhead
If it were me, I would bring the two M2s. With...

If it were me, I would bring the two M2s. With the M9, as much as I love mine, you'll also need to worry about keeping several batteries charged on the road.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-31-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 9,341
Posted By sleepyhead
I recently found a chrome version 1 at a good...

I recently found a chrome version 1 at a good price (500 GBP) and jumped on it even though I wasn't really in the market for one of these. The focus only going to 0.7 meters was the main reason I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-22-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 2,592
Posted By sleepyhead
I also think that's a little small than I...

I also think that's a little small than I expected, but I will also stick with the 28mm Summicron and count on sensor improvements in the future for better low light capabilities.

For me small size...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-16-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 6,479
Posted By sleepyhead
Hi, I have one of these lenses from my Minolta...

Hi, I have one of these lenses from my Minolta CLE days. Can you confirm that it works well on the fuji X bodies? I'm thinking of getting an X pro 1 body. Can you recommend a good brand adapter to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-14-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 2,782
Posted By sleepyhead
Yes, I use mine almost every day for recording...

Yes, I use mine almost every day for recording those everyday moments of family life, and my own visual diary when I travel.

It does what I want it to do, I enjoy using it, and I have no plans at...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-09-2015
Replies: 59
Views: 7,813
Posted By sleepyhead
ERIK, thanks, very useful information. I will try...

ERIK, thanks, very useful information. I will try this out.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-09-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 5,291
Posted By sleepyhead
Ha ha, good one!

Ha ha, good one!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-09-2015
Replies: 59
Views: 7,813
Posted By sleepyhead
Hello all - what a nice experience to return from...

Hello all - what a nice experience to return from holiday and see all the activity in this thread with interesting and sometimes amusing responses.

I for one don't especially love the rounded...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-09-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 4,880
Posted By sleepyhead
Hi All, I'm reviving this old thread to relate a...

Hi All, I'm reviving this old thread to relate a wonderful experience I had last week with my Super Ikonta B.

I inherited the camera about 10 years ago from my father-in-law. It had belonged to his...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-09-2015
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Views: 5,291
Posted By sleepyhead
I, like many previous film shooters, also find...

I, like many previous film shooters, also find most digital cameras overburdened with features and menus that "get in the way".

This is why my first and only serious (i.e., not a P&S) digital camera...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-03-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 1,253
Posted By sleepyhead
Sherry Krauter cleaned one for me about 10 years...

Sherry Krauter cleaned one for me about 10 years ago.
If in Europe, I would write to Will Manen and ask.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-20-2015
Replies: 59
Views: 7,813
Posted By sleepyhead
Many interesting answers to my question, but this...

Many interesting answers to my question, but this one is the one with the most practical application. THANKS
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-20-2015
Replies: 59
Views: 7,813
Posted By sleepyhead
Thanks - interesting input.

Thanks - interesting input.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-20-2015
Replies: 59
Views: 7,813
Posted By sleepyhead
I wonder why the 50mm framelines on the Leica m3 are rounded

Hi all, I love my Leica M3, especially because I think it is the best Leica for me to shoot with a 50mm lens.

But I have often wondered about the design decision to make the 50mm framelines with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-16-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 3,617
Posted By sleepyhead
Yes, I agree, Rodinal is what I had in the...

Yes, I agree, Rodinal is what I had in the house.I'll be ordering some DD-X soon.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-16-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,443
Posted By sleepyhead
Just to followup, I had my M9 adjusted at One of...

Just to followup, I had my M9 adjusted at One of Many Cameras (a relatively new photography shop in Copenhagen that I can warmly recommend to anyone local or visiting the city). The technician there...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-16-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 3,617
Posted By sleepyhead
I may also try Delta 3200 at 1600 developed in...

I may also try Delta 3200 at 1600 developed in Agfa Roinal at 1:50 to see if the grain is a bit more subtle.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-16-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 3,617
Posted By sleepyhead
Just by way of followup, I tried a roll of Ilford...

Just by way of followup, I tried a roll of Ilford Delta 3200 exposed at ISO 1600, and developed it in Agfa Rodinal (the original one) 1:25 at 20C for 9 minutes.

The negatives were slightly denser...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-09-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,443
Posted By sleepyhead
No obvious knock before the problem arose. But,...

No obvious knock before the problem arose. But, about two months ago I got a new bag which allows me to carry my M9 with me everyday, everywhere. So it's been transported around a lot more since...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-09-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,443
Posted By sleepyhead
Thanks for your response to my query. I'll have a...

Thanks for your response to my query. I'll have a close look at the cam follower later today.

Unless it looks like an obvious fix, I've decided to take the camera to a local technician.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-09-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,443
Posted By sleepyhead
Thanks for your input - I've decided to bring it...

Thanks for your input - I've decided to bring it to a local technician.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-08-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,443
Posted By sleepyhead
Leica M9 rangefinder needs adjustment - what are my options?

Hi, the rangefinder on my M9 has suddenly gone out of wack (severe back focus). The camera has no other issues.

Would you send it to Leica for adjustment, or trust an independent repair person?

I'm...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 03-02-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 9,290
Posted By sleepyhead
Holy Cow, Batman!

Holy Cow, Batman!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-27-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 7,518
Posted By sleepyhead
It's always nice to hear about new films...

It's always nice to hear about new films...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-27-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 3,617
Posted By sleepyhead
Perhaps "beautiful" was too optimistic! I want a...

Perhaps "beautiful" was too optimistic! I want a good tonal range, a print with some depth.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-27-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 3,617
Posted By sleepyhead
JAWARDEN, thank you for sharing. Indeed I think...

JAWARDEN, thank you for sharing. Indeed I think we're on the same wavelength with this. I plan to make small prints as gifts to friends and family. Something a bit more permanent than a posting on...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-27-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 3,617
Posted By sleepyhead
Dear all, thank you for your replies. I think I...

Dear all, thank you for your replies. I think I will go with Ilford Delta 3200, exposed somewhere between 800 and 1600, and developed in DD-X. I will experiment with development times to get the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-26-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 3,617
Posted By sleepyhead
Any thoughts on RODINAL? Reminder that grain is...

Any thoughts on RODINAL?

Reminder that grain is not a factor.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-26-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 3,617
Posted By sleepyhead
I've used DD-X with TMAX400 and liked it (135...

I've used DD-X with TMAX400 and liked it (135 format)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-26-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 3,617
Posted By sleepyhead
Hi, thanks to all so far for your answers. I...

Hi, thanks to all so far for your answers.

I forgot to mention that I'm asking only about black & white film, and that the cost of the film and developer is not an issue as I will only shoot 10-40...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-26-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 3,617
Posted By sleepyhead
Medium format at ISO 1600 - good film/developer combo for tonality

Hi all,

I want to start using my Hasselblad more often handheld in not-very-bright light conditions. I would like to shoot at ISO 1600 at least at f/4 or f/5.6 and still have a reasonable shutter...
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