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Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-20-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 11,351
Posted By Rotarysmp
The MINT Rf70 looks great, except for that lens....

The MINT Rf70 looks great, except for that lens. Wonder if the shutter is a standard size with screw threads to mount the lens elements? It would be cool to replace the lens elements with something...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 03-05-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 24,027
Posted By Rotarysmp
Are you still usng this camera? What has been...

Are you still usng this camera? What has been your experience after a couple of years? Anything you would do differently?
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-21-2014
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,267
Posted By Rotarysmp
2x packs of FP-100C 1x pack of...

2x packs of FP-100C
1x pack of FP-3000B

Polaroid 900
Polaroid 110A
Grafmatic 1268.

Let the conversion begin.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-16-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 7,481
Posted By Rotarysmp
I have a Canon LTM 28 2.8. Never use it, as the...

I have a Canon LTM 28 2.8. Never use it, as the focus throw is too long, so the tab ends up in awkward places. It is also soft and has poor color. On the plus side is look pretty cool on a chrome...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-10-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 4,697
Posted By Rotarysmp
I have a Jupiter 12. It motivated me to get a CV...

I have a Jupiter 12. It motivated me to get a CV 35 1.4.

Setting the aperture is annoying, but the 1m closest focus really didn't work for me. Nothing special in color, sharpness or rendition. The...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-26-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,065
Posted By Rotarysmp
My M8 is at 19923 frames and I sure as hell...

My M8 is at 19923 frames and I sure as hell aren't planning to have the shutter serviced ever. These things are supposed to be good for about 150k shots.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-26-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 6,082
Posted By Rotarysmp
I bought a 1.4 MC used. Love the size and...

I bought a 1.4 MC used. Love the size and speed.

What I had not considered before I bought it was the interface. The 1.4's focus tab, focus throw, and aperture ring grips fall perfectly in the hand....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-13-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 4,581
Posted By Rotarysmp
Because vulcanite feels more like my latex suit...

Because vulcanite feels more like my latex suit than.... oh wait, I mean because of the superior image quality :)
Forum: RFF Polls 11-16-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 10,202
Posted By Rotarysmp
I have a 28 Summicron and a Canon LTM 28 2.8. The...

I have a 28 Summicron and a Canon LTM 28 2.8. The Summicron wins hands down. Optically fantastic in every way. The only slight drawback is the size and bulk of the hood.

The Canon is no where near...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-04-2013
Replies: 170
Views: 84,274
Posted By Rotarysmp
I just picked one up used on saturday. Since I...

I just picked one up used on saturday.

Since I love my summicron 50, but find the FOV of 66mm equivelent on the M8 too long, I borrowed an old screw mount Jupiter-12 35 f2.8 LTM to regain the 50...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-04-2013
Replies: 129
Views: 72,318
Posted By Rotarysmp
As an M8 user, and a having an old beat up M2. I...

As an M8 user, and a having an old beat up M2. I would prefer to have an M9 for the field of view the lenses were designed for. I like my 50 summicron, but 66mm equivelent is a FOV I find too long. I...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-04-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 12,119
Posted By Rotarysmp
Good on you for doing this. Great attitude. So...

Good on you for doing this. Great attitude. So far I have only pulled my beat up M2 far enough apart to reglue one of the light seals back into place. Respect

Please post a picture of your beat up...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-27-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 10,202
Posted By Rotarysmp
I have the the summicron and a canon 28 2.8 LTM....

I have the the summicron and a canon 28 2.8 LTM. No comparision. The summicron is fantastic, while the Canon has no friction in the aperture ring, and it is constantly getting bumped to different...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-04-2013
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,267
Posted By Rotarysmp
A B+W 40.5mm UV/IR filter off Ebay for the...

A B+W 40.5mm UV/IR filter off Ebay for the Jupiter-12 35mm F2.8 my Dad gave me to use on the M8.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-08-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 3,573
Posted By Rotarysmp
I bought an M8 last year, as my M2 and 50...

I bought an M8 last year, as my M2 and 50 Summicron had been gathering dust since digital came along.

Since then I bought a 28 Summicron (amazing), was given a 135 Hector (pretty lame), bought a VC...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-29-2013
Replies: 106
Views: 6,582
Posted By Rotarysmp
My M2 has agfafilm APX 100 in it.

My M2 has agfafilm APX 100 in it.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 04-29-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 16,161
Posted By Rotarysmp
Beautiful workmanship. This will be a cool...

Beautiful workmanship. This will be a cool camera. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-22-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,755
Posted By Rotarysmp
Ugly and impractical. Insanely priced. Nice web...

Ugly and impractical. Insanely priced. Nice web design though.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 6,269
Posted By Rotarysmp
Would be an interesting comparison to should the...

Would be an interesting comparison to should the same scene with Porta +3 and a digital +3. The transitions to the blown highlights in Maxwells portrait look really cool. In digital I bet they would...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-18-2013
Replies: 76
Views: 22,431
Posted By Rotarysmp
That millenium Nikor looks like a tasty lens....

That millenium Nikor looks like a tasty lens. Same you cant get it in native M mount.

I read the Imagere article (http://www.imagere.com/edsarticles/fast50shootout.htm). Thought it was pretty weak....
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 04-18-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 28,450
Posted By Rotarysmp
Also missing my option. 7) Keep the M8.

Also missing my option.

7) Keep the M8.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-11-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 7,537
Posted By Rotarysmp
My M2 had a similar weak frame line (the 90 on...

My M2 had a similar weak frame line (the 90 on the M2). When I repaired the stuck shutter, I cleaned the frame line frame and exposed viewfinder surfaces with a cotton bud and IPA, and my frame lines...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 6,259
Posted By Rotarysmp
I liked the critique that was written. Don't...

I liked the critique that was written. Don't really agree with it, but it made me think. I appreaciate the author for that. Sycophantic fan boy "critique" rarely moves me to think :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-04-2013
Replies: 97
Views: 5,791
Posted By Rotarysmp
Titanium M6J (real Ti like the special edition M7...

Titanium M6J (real Ti like the special edition M7 set), with just the M2 frame lines (35/50/90) and a matching Ti 50 ApoCron.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-03-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 5,131
Posted By Rotarysmp
Have you thought of being the first to chrome...

Have you thought of being the first to chrome plate vulcanite :)
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 04-03-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 3,214
Posted By Rotarysmp
Even if it doesn't work due to micro lens issues,...

Even if it doesn't work due to micro lens issues, hacking cameras is essentially a cool activity. Good on them.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-14-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,394
Posted By Rotarysmp
Thanks for posting that link. What a fantastic...

Thanks for posting that link. What a fantastic body of work.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-11-2012
Replies: 124
Views: 11,883
Posted By Rotarysmp
Could you please post some photos of it?

Could you please post some photos of it?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-03-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 947
Posted By Rotarysmp
This is what a loose light seal looks...

This is what a loose light seal looks like...

between the old US Army M2 manual, and the other repair guide which are linked in the other tread, it is easy enough to fix.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-03-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 947
Posted By Rotarysmp
If the second cutain didn't close, it is probably...

If the second cutain didn't close, it is probably just a felt light seal come unstuck, blocking the second curtain.

Open the back, and look closely the the top and bottom seals and leading edge of...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-24-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 5,114
Posted By Rotarysmp
I am between 3 and 4. I choose 3. I used to have...

I am between 3 and 4. I choose 3.

I used to have darkroom equipment which I would set up in the bathroom. Made it very time consuming with the extra hour of set up and break down. I have a few...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-20-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 6,167
Posted By Rotarysmp
Starting in about 1984: Pentax S1A Canon...

Starting in about 1984:

Pentax S1A
Canon T50
Canon T90
Rolleiflex T *
Canon F-1n
Canon EOS 50
Home made 4x5 veiw camera *
Leica M2 *
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-16-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 8,916
Posted By Rotarysmp
I have a rip on my M8, because that is what was...

I have a rip on my M8, because that is what was on it when I bought it used. I don't really like it. It is not that comfortable, and ugly as sin. Too big, bad design.

I have been keeping an eye out...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-13-2012
Replies: 3,801
Views: 316,003
Posted By Rotarysmp
M8 + 50 Summicron

M8 + 50 Summicron
Forum: RFF Polls 07-11-2012
Replies: 610
Views: 111,443
Posted By Rotarysmp
My dad gave me his Pentax S1A plus light meter...

My dad gave me his Pentax S1A plus light meter and three lenses when I was about 14. I used it for about a year and then one day stupidly traded it in (down) on Canon T50 + 35-70 zoom.

Almost...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-07-2012
Replies: 88
Views: 11,918
Posted By Rotarysmp
Multiple frame lines. Yuk. I hope hope the M10...

Multiple frame lines. Yuk. I hope hope the M10 uses a different system for this, with single frame lines driven electroniclly off the 6 bit code.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-01-2012
Replies: 65
Views: 8,941
Posted By Rotarysmp
I have a really beat up M2, which was my first...

I have a really beat up M2, which was my first Leica. I mounted an Early 70's 50 Summicron on it.

Also waited till this year to buy an M8 (which is cheap conpared to the M9 :). I got a 28 Summicron...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-26-2012
Replies: 3,801
Views: 316,003
Posted By Rotarysmp
What is the coverage circle of the Summicron?...

What is the coverage circle of the Summicron? Could you please post an example?
Forum: DIYS Modifications 05-17-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 16,161
Posted By Rotarysmp
cool project. This will be a sweet camera when...

cool project. This will be a sweet camera when you are finished.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-16-2012
Replies: 69
Views: 5,861
Posted By Rotarysmp
I bought an M8 a couple of months ago as my M2...

I bought an M8 a couple of months ago as my M2 and 50 summicon has been stored unused for years when I went EOS digital.

Since getting the M8, and then a 28 summicron, I have used the M2 more in 2...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-13-2012
Replies: 397
Views: 27,363
Posted By Rotarysmp
I wonder what part of the average german monthly...

I wonder what part of the average german monthly wage a 50/2 cost in 1955?
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