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Forum: Leica M9 / ME 58 Minutes Ago
Replies: 1,849
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Posted By Ko.Fe.
From the end of the week M9 turned 10. M-E...

From the end of the week M9 turned 10.

M-E Summarit 35 2.5.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48775649347_28abf10a7e_o.jpg



https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48775112908_e7a7f71210_o.jpg
Forum: Fuji X Series 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 664
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Two screens instead of one. One of them is better...

Two screens instead of one. One of them is better just not to be where.
My main problem with FujiNoFilm is their nikonian choice of the focus scale. Renders entire system to useless for me...
I'd...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 23 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,849
Views: 294,874
Posted By Ko.Fe.
More from the week M9 turned ten. M-E with...

More from the week M9 turned ten.

M-E with Summarit-M 35 2.5.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48770488231_b179536ce3_o.jpg


From commute to no rush weekend.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 2 Days Ago
Replies: 1,849
Views: 294,874
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Helen, here is only few people here and where...

Helen, here is only few people here and where whom I could say - we need you.
We need you, Helen. To keep this place alive.


M-E from previous...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I still believe here is prevalence of image as...

I still believe here is prevalence of image as content quality, than fine printed dross.
I’ll pay for Eric and Helen photography multiplied on Xerox.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 3 Days Ago
Replies: 1,849
Views: 294,874
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Something is wrong those pictures are way better...

Something is wrong those pictures are way better in rendering than from my M-E. Was it also limited on the sensor? :)

Any way. 09.09.09 M9 was announced.
This is Bruce...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Return this junk.

Return this junk.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Days Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 904
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Many USA major airports switched to new screening...

Many USA major airports switched to new screening systems. I saw one in Boston. They had sign - safe for up to ISO 400 films.
It means ISO800 films and higher ISO are in some risk.
This is why I...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 4 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Using manual lenses on AF cameras is too limiting...

Using manual lenses on AF cameras is too limiting for me.
I like OM lenses with AF to MF switch and real focus scale.
But my OM manual pancake and OM OVF is all I have for now from 4/3. :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Days Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 904
Posted By Ko.Fe.
HP5 is well pushable upto 3200. I recommend at...

HP5 is well pushable upto 3200.
I recommend at least 1600 for November. Some brave people also using flash!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 4 Days Ago
Replies: 1,849
Views: 294,874
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Helen, I admire you for doing this. And your...

Helen, I admire you for doing this. And your pictures.

_________________________________________________________________

OtL, great BW. I think, something was changed in new M-E sensor. In how my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 5 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By Ko.Fe.
You might not get results as good with H after...

You might not get results as good with H after seating on the shelf for ten years.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 2,798
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Iíll try one more time. In original thread OP...

Iíll try one more time.

In original thread OP was accused for trolling by several rffefers.
Isnít it lovely.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 2,798
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Labeling as trolling is lovely?

Labeling as trolling is lovely?
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,043
Posted By Ko.Fe.
My wife buys and returns a lot. Most of the time...

My wife buys and returns a lot. Most of the time it is not our fault.
Bad quality, wrong sizes.
One time we have to return entire dining set, including huge table.
We barely made it to Costco before...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 6 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Both are bw film era lenses, if I'm not mistaken.

Both are bw film era lenses, if I'm not mistaken.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 1 Week Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,310
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Not the same. I had them at the same time and it...

Not the same. I had them at the same time and it was the difference. M8 rendering feels more archaic. Just slightly....
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 571
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Two more somewhat visible spots in the RUC. You...

Two more somewhat visible spots in the RUC.
You just have to stop to be paranoid. Use LR and clone it.
In DR you most likely is not going to see it at all. I have printed from more than this...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 1 Week Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,310
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Feeling like adding another digital Leica again...

Feeling like adding another digital Leica again for well bellow 2K$.
I was checking X 113, very disappointing IQ and breaking battery door.
I was looking at Leica current two Lux compacts, they...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 571
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Few spots like these? I don’t know why it is such...

Few spots like these? I don’t know why it is such a problem.
I don’t think you print, but scan. Just clone it in LR which you are using according to EXIF on your Apple :).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,841
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I don’t need any Kodak bw film at their...

I don’t need any Kodak bw film at their ridiculously high prices.
I’m not a hipster bragging about emulsions and not printing.
I’m not film renecanse social media self-illusion part.
I just use bw...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 741
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Most likely nobody has mentioned it because if...

Most likely nobody has mentioned it because if you described it correctly... it is very simple operation.
But if it is not mentioned in the manual; then it is just sloppy.
How big is overrun pass...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,691
Posted By Ko.Fe.
So, nobody trust to “coming soon”? All of these...

So, nobody trust to “coming soon”?
All of these stockpiling movement reminds me USSR. :)
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 723
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Looks like family business now :)

Looks like family business now :)
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 671
Posted By Ko.Fe.
He wasnít known to the general public until...

He wasnít known to the general public until 2007.
His slides were digitized and printed. Then it went on display in VAG.
I was in Vancouver at this time, doing upgrade at CTV and stayed in hotel...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 671
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Herzog was Holocaust denier for...

Herzog was Holocaust denier for sometime.

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.theglobeandmail.com/amp/arts/the-collision-fred-herzog-the-holocaust-and-me/article4104746/

But at his older age he was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 696
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Who is using slide films these days? 10+ Dollars...

Who is using slide films these days? 10+ Dollars per cassette. And it canít be developed often in any lab in entire, city, province or even country these days.
And I never understand why some of you...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 671
Posted By Ko.Fe.
He is great example to new Canadian. Came for...

He is great example to new Canadian.
Came for better life, abolished his old world wrong assumptions by integrating to society.
Worked hard; including physically. Enjoyed his life after work while...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 1 Week Ago
Replies: 216
Views: 10,028
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Stay strong, because you are. You did right...

Stay strong, because you are. You did right thing. Eric is now with us as never before, because of him been with you and you been with us.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 696
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Exactly, once very cheap polypan F 50 was...

Exactly, once very cheap polypan F 50 was vanished; I switched on expired ECN2 film sold in short bulks.
It is actually nothing wrong film for bw development and scans, darkroom prints.
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,374
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Very nice. I hope we will see something on film...

Very nice. I hope we will see something on film from you.
O.C. let me use his article about Winogrand.
He is generous!
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 1 Week Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,432
Posted By Ko.Fe.
He is iconic. As any icon he stays with us.

He is iconic. As any icon he stays with us.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Canon optics are different from Leitz optics....

Canon optics are different from Leitz optics. Especially for color.
But build and construction are better with Canon. I disassembled both.
Same lens as is the link I provided, is smooth to focus....
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By Ko.Fe.
2019 roadtrip, day 8: oslo © 2019 Robert...

2019 roadtrip, day 8: oslo © 2019 Robert Blu
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3692/med_U3692I1568044133.SEQ.0.jpg



Untitled - Photo 291670 © 2019...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Plastic parts...

Plastic parts exposed.
https://www.photo.net/discuss/threads/plastic-king-of-bokeh.432072/

I think in some ASPH they switched to silumin.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silumin
Forum: RFF Polls 1 Week Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 15,955
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I have AGFA Brovira which was given to me by RFF...

I have AGFA Brovira which was given to me by RFF member. I was able to find it locally as well.
I also have same age single grade Ilford.
It will keep me going for another few years...

Honestly,...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Thank you for providing more details. SF-26 is...

Thank you for providing more details. SF-26 is what I have, but I'm chicken little to use it on the street.
I was able to re-watch your work on big screen, it is very nice and deserves respect.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 1 Week Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 1,709
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Very classy image above!

Very classy image above!
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I have to look at it on normal screen, but even...

I have to look at it on normal screen, but even from mobile it is very solid and engaging work.
Something I would not be able to take.
Was flash in use for some of it?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 3,209
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Any chance to see it on M9?

Any chance to see it on M9?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 1,443
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I'm just honest. It is main mistake of many of...

I'm just honest. It is main mistake of many of those who thinks what gear is the answer.
"if I'll buy camera with same M letter as HCB did and find retro lens, my scanned images are going to looks...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 1,443
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Empty gearheads talks. Sorry. Until you have it...

Empty gearheads talks. Sorry. Until you have it printed.
I have my images printed. Mostly on 40+ YO paper. In the darkroom.
People look at them and saying - it is like old images. Some will ask if it...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 941
Posted By Ko.Fe.
:) I never owned IIIg, it is waste of money, IMO....

:) I never owned IIIg, it is waste of money, IMO. I never owned M4.
I never replaced M4-2 with R2M or anything else, yet. M4-2 is my everyday camera. Where light leak comes and goes at its own :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,710
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Yep, I used to go on bicycle fishing all the...

Yep, I used to go on bicycle fishing all the time. Still very common where I'm from.
Have you seen couple on motorcycles thread here at RFF? World class photography.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,710
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Motorcycles and mopeds used to be nothing but...

Motorcycles and mopeds used to be nothing but transportation. For very many. And fun, hobby.
Or something else, but not in all countries and continents.
I was at Outsiders in AGO where they have all...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 789
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I use MDC all the time. Never read manufacturer...

I use MDC all the time. Never read manufacturer tiny letters :)
All of these time mongering is not a consern with regular Ilford Harman films.
I find only Delta 100, 400 and Pan F 50 to be very...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,710
Posted By Ko.Fe.
It is not retiring. It is switching from film to...

It is not retiring. It is switching from film to digital. Many known people done it on retirement age.
Forum: Optics Theory - 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By Ko.Fe.
What this comparison has to do with...

What this comparison has to do with photography?
Need you family portraits at the best; use MF.
Want to try to get decent shot on the street, use Leica.
Photography wise Leica will do portraits and...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 941
Posted By Ko.Fe.
7 is huge. Even P is bigger than M. I really see...

7 is huge. Even P is bigger than M. I really see no reason for it for photography. For collection, why not. R also has 100mm frames.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I skipped steel reels, because things like in op...

I skipped steel reels, because things like in op could happen.
I use same kit for years now.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 664
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I think, it was unavailable in USA for couple of...

I think, it was unavailable in USA for couple of years.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 664
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Do not hesitate to add to your cart right away....

Do not hesitate to add to your cart right away. It is in CAD :)
https://epson.ca/For-Home/Printers/Inkjet/Epson-Stylus-C88%2B-Inkjet-Printer/p/C11C617121F

My C88+ is 3 YO, BTW.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 664
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I have cheapest Epson c88+. They might still sell...

I have cheapest Epson c88+. They might still sell it as new.
It prints on L maximum size. It has bw mode for matte paper.
It works on cheap carbon inks and it prints on any paper. From fancy ilford...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,483
Posted By Ko.Fe.
My NIB Plustek scanner cost me much less and...

My NIB Plustek scanner cost me much less and takes less space than this bunch of planks.
Not to mention need to purchase macro lens.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 412
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I not sure if you are going to like it. Your...

I not sure if you are going to like it.
Your Flickr shows repetitive shots of the same.
Until you will not get tired of this; film is not going to be with you.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I would first check if camera is something he...

I would first check if camera is something he really wants.
Usually it is someone else who wants kids learn technicalities instead of photography.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 1,572
Posted By Ko.Fe.
People might step up, but if no parts are...

People might step up, but if no parts are provided it is irrelevant how smart those people are to fix film M without training by Leica.
Not just magically 3r printed parts, but RF assembly.

Sorry,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 1,572
Posted By Ko.Fe.
You were mugged. Sorry. This camera doesn't cost...

You were mugged. Sorry. This camera doesn't cost these money even nowadays. It is under 1K$ USD camera.



In Canada you need to look for in person sale. WTB might help.
But Canadian eBay deals...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 489
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Sounds like gibberish. In the Soviet Time,...

Sounds like gibberish.

In the Soviet Time, tourists were passing many Soviet Cities with curtains on the bus windows. Not only photos were not allowed, but even look outside.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,095
Posted By Ko.Fe.
So. Where are good results? Is see some results...

So. Where are good results? Is see some results so far.
IMO.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,637
Views: 103,917
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Nice catch and colors above! Finally get it as...

Nice catch and colors above!


Finally get it as I want this frame. Not scanned by DR printed.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48660055461_3bb322e627_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h8Vvct)

Bessa L...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,665
Posted By Ko.Fe.
If finding Kodak Chrome slide film to be worse...

If finding Kodak Chrome slide film to be worse than ORWO slide film I used.
But it is still natural. All of those experiments with color pallete on digital doesn't looks natural to me. I just learned...
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 615
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Yep, here is great chance to find real Budweiser...

Yep, here is great chance to find real Budweiser on tap in Prague. Which is Czech beer, not yellow substance sold in USA as Bud.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Old, good England. I have been in Leeds, but in...

Old, good England. I have been in Leeds, but in nineties.
Agree with topic above.
Both countries I'm resident of were/are under heavy ideology. Both are into crazy ideas of globalization and...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Any LTM lenses will works on any M. Maybe...

Any LTM lenses will works on any M.
Maybe something odd like old 135 LTM lens, I recall it has issues on M camera with focus.

Your first one was with choice to make. It looks little bit dark...
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 615
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Both are capitals of countries with history and...

Both are capitals of countries with history and some architecture build well before USA become to existence. USA and EU are very different thing. Anywhere I been in USA big cities, it is about the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Very good exposure, developing and scanning.

Very good exposure, developing and scanning.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,714
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I'm not sure if my film experience is any...

I'm not sure if my film experience is any different from OP. I started in 2012. But even darkroom paper I use is dated decades ago. So are enlarges and else. Chemicals are the same.
Has yarn...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 216
Views: 10,028
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Best wishes to you both. I would recognize Eric...

Best wishes to you both. I would recognize Eric photo from million. Because of him and you.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 780
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Where I'm at least two known Lieca technician...

Where I'm at least two known Lieca technician went to another world. One was ready to close his business. For now here is only one old person left, who knows how to fix film M.
Nobody else. Here is...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 780
Posted By Ko.Fe.
You didn’t get it. Once Leica Camera AG will stop...

You didn’t get it. Once Leica Camera AG will stop supply parts for trained decades ago well aged technicians; it is over.
Leica M is not Zorki which you could fix without training and which has half...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,225
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I’m not sure why MF IQ has to be measured in MP...

I’m not sure why MF IQ has to be measured in MP only.
Nine of the digital M has decent DR of even 135 format.
Or is it about digital MF; which is crop of real MF :)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 780
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Your Leica will lasts as long as spare parts...

Your Leica will lasts as long as spare parts available.
Some Leicas has some parts already not available.
On top of it and few people are in the world knew how to service Leica.
Only few, including...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,184
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Yes, like boiling for four hours. I haven't find...

Yes, like boiling for four hours. I haven't find clear enough info on the glue, yet.
Maybe Canadian balsam is still available.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,167
Posted By Ko.Fe.
If you know it, it doesn't mean everybody knows....

If you know it, it doesn't mean everybody knows. I have to google it every time.
And here is on-line etiquette to post the link to original source of the photo you didn't took. But it is not...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,167
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Here it is: David Douglas Duncan’s Leica MP,...

Here it is:
David Douglas Duncan’s Leica MP, 1955: sold for 2.19M at auction in 2012-2
Pictures like this has to be with the link to...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,458
Posted By Ko.Fe.
OK :) I spend entire late evening yesterday...

OK :)
I spend entire late evening yesterday looking at Intrepid camera.
And they have cool developing tank for LF at BH.
I still think LF is more for taking it slow.
You know, check framing, check...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,458
Posted By Ko.Fe.
You never read about how Yosuf Karsh took his...

You never read about how Yosuf Karsh took his portraits with his only 8x10?
He would come in hours before...

So it was 5 minutes; not two. Thanks to be honest.
As for Graflex. I restored one and...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,458
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Ok. We must be slow here. This is what you need...

Ok. We must be slow here. This is what you need to understand.
We are not into architecture winning awards two mins shots here.
We don’t have architecture like this here.
But fields of corn and crop...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,184
Posted By Ko.Fe.
My fault. I’ll try it again. The second type of...

My fault. I’ll try it again. The second type of haze I had and which is reported at RFF is then haze is inside. Maybe it isn't haze after al, but glue separation.
It just looks like haze. It was...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,184
Posted By Ko.Fe.
It shows great improvement in OP with this...

It shows great improvement in OP with this particular haze allocation in the Canon LTM.
But if you read more, even here at RF; we have reported second type of haze.
I had 50 1.8 with it. Haze but not...
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,608
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Lucky you! I could barely hold X100F in my hands...

Lucky you! I could barely hold X100F in my hands for five minutes. Build is too flimsy for me :)
Forum: Large Format Film RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,458
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Please, read the entire thread and especially...

Please, read the entire thread and especially what OP has written. Preferably with paying more attention what OP was asking about. Right now it doesnít looks this way. :)
Forum: Optics Theory - 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By Ko.Fe.
It is never recommended to make one lens from two...

It is never recommended to make one lens from two for optics.
Any optics, any lenses.
J-12 is 80 bucks in LTM.
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,608
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Good choice for great travel. M240 probably best...

Good choice for great travel. M240 probably best mirrorless with long lasting battery.

Winter in Europe? :)
Forum: Large Format Film RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,458
Posted By Ko.Fe.
This is contact print scan from 3 1/2 x 5 print...

This is contact print scan from 3 1/2 x 5 print made from enlarger paper negative of the same size. Click on it to see it in the large...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,458
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Here is something nobody who is raving about LF...

Here is something nobody who is raving about LF will never make it available to read.
LF means slow and static.
By the time you set the rig, get it in focus ... the landscape will change.
Because...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,458
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Movements are overstated. To benefit from them...

Movements are overstated. To benefit from them super wide bellows are needed.
I went to LF and back.
Here is nothing to learn with LF, but just a hassle.
Loading film, developing it, even focus is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 747
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I was into it, but reviews shows it takes many...

I was into it, but reviews shows it takes many months and no communication.

What OP has described does look like unglued, broken ribbon.
Which is CLA and curtain replacement. But it is still close...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 1,799
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Boxing is close to the street. Photographer walks...

Boxing is close to the street. Photographer walks and focus point could be at different distances on different time. It is changing. It has to be quick.
This is why I only deal with lenses which have...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Untitled - Photo 291402 © 2019...

Untitled - Photo 291402 © 2019 Jwnash1

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/37697/med_U37697I1566767907.SEQ.0.jpg


Water © 2019 Walter...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 1,799
Posted By Ko.Fe.
1/2000, f5.6 ISO2500. M-E with me :). Film bw...

1/2000, f5.6 ISO2500.
M-E with me :).

Film bw effect added in Nick's collection application.
I screwed WB :) on this spot.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4569/24110579847_b0418b312f_o.jpg...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 1,799
Posted By Ko.Fe.
M9 will give clean 2500 ISO as long as exposure...

M9 will give clean 2500 ISO as long as exposure meter is in the middle.
It is old misconception about high iso, not only with Leica.
I will post velodrome pictures with M-E later.
With RF as with...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,582
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Here is interview with American photographer who...

Here is interview with American photographer who is kind of French with abuse of f word.
He used word ędrossĽ to describe amount of empty photography.
I don’t remember exact percentages, but I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Here is another known person in Florida; who...

Here is another known person in Florida; who developed many old films.
Dated 2007.
http://emirco.net/photo/projects/OldFilm/Old_film_processing.htm
I was chatting with him few years ago.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,582
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I like many photos on RFF. I like Fort W thread,...

I like many photos on RFF. I like Fort W thread, it isn’t far from where I’m, it makes me want to drive where. One year with Rollei 35 is super.
Baltic couple on bikes is book worthy thread.

All I’m...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,582
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Holga, toy, Brownie or any fixed focus, pinhole -...

Holga, toy, Brownie or any fixed focus, pinhole - those are primitive cameras, so is Polariod, but strangely enough they often produce something interesting if photographer even barely trying :)
Next...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,686
Posted By Ko.Fe.
What a load of bull! Garry was printing starting...

What a load of bull!

Garry was printing starting with George Zimbel in "Midnight to Dawn Club".
Our RFF member was at GW classes and knows about GW great darkroom skills.

GW has to prints, many of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,582
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Primitive photography.

I went to Chicago Institute of Art on previous week. Monet was for money, but they have impressionist hall for regular admission. Some paintings I only seen in the books before.
This hall, part of...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Ko.Fe.
21 is most natural focal length I ever used. It...

21 is most natural focal length I ever used. It just how I see. VF absence isn't big deal.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,306
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Most of my M4-2 pictures are meterless for...

Most of my M4-2 pictures are meterless for sometime now. In out doors, day night. With M3 DS ELC it was the same.
Difficult to call it risky and mystical for me after I took 100K digital exposures...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 227
Views: 61,659
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Very nice rendering on M10. And nice person, I...

Very nice rendering on M10. And nice person, I have seen pictures of before.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 786
Views: 115,166
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Very interesting photos on this page!

Very interesting photos on this page!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 788
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I had it and... Rolleicord IV was more fun and...

I had it and... Rolleicord IV was more fun and gave better negatives. IMO.
But I'm nowhere near to Diana Arbus...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 788
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I had it and was not impressed. Rolleicord IV was...

I had it and was not impressed. Rolleicord IV was more fun and gave better negatives. IMO.
But I'm nowhere near to Diana Arbus.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,480
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Best lenses I have are L series. Even old EF L...

Best lenses I have are L series. Even old EF L series are great.
Film or digital. They are better than Leica, but the size...
Even 50 1.2 L EF despite its dirt cheap build with plastic and glue is...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Thank you both! Previous weekend was my last...

Thank you both!

Previous weekend was my last trip to Chicago. I quit from my previous job, which was required travel to Chicago. But it is nice city to visit with family. I hope to come back one...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,409
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Was asked about my M4-2 yesterday. Regular street...

Was asked about my M4-2 yesterday. Regular street walk after work. Spend some time to explain. The person who asked pulled out XA2 from his pocket.
Forum: Film vs Digital 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 631
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Usually threads like this are moved to digital vs...

Usually threads like this are moved to digital vs film sub forum, which isn't visible in the home page. If I'm not mistaken.

Get ToughBook. I destroyed several laptops. But not the ToughBook. My is...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Back from Chicago. More from waterfront with M-E...

Back from Chicago. More from waterfront with M-E and Summarit-M 35 2.5.


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48588848616_8541ddb137_o.jpg

Have to push this...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 725
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I'm not aware, never seen any active professional...

I'm not aware, never seen any active professional with Fuij. In fact I have Fuji much more less than SLR in use. Not only professional but amateur.

Every time I took Fuji in my hands I quickly...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,409
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I have photo where people look at me as at the...

I have photo where people look at me as at the villager. I was taking it with Rolleicord.
With my street practice I can't add more about using of TLRs.
But on same streets I getting asked, if I'm...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 472
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Works as expected. I used to own DS ELC. Put...

Works as expected.
I used to own DS ELC.
Put 50mm lens on it and it will bring only 50mm framelines.

If you want 35 on M3, get goggled Summaron.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 160
Views: 6,341
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Yep, I know some people who just can't focus RF....

Yep, I know some people who just can't focus RF. To them even M is useless.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By Ko.Fe.
One which doesn't have VF moved from the center...

One which doesn't have VF moved from the center and too complicated and fragile film rewind mechanism. This one will give better pictures just because it has not this bad parallax defect and sissy...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-17-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 736
Posted By Ko.Fe.
You don't have to be sorry. They just can't read...

You don't have to be sorry. They just can't read thread title and OP.
I'm not perfect on it, either. I'm sorry.

If German v4 is plastic free, I would go for it.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-16-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,507
Posted By Ko.Fe.
:) Thank you, Huss!

:) Thank you, Huss!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-16-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 694
Posted By Ko.Fe.
If I would go around he World, the lenses I'll...

If I would go around he World, the lenses I'll take are those I trust.
If lens works for you it is more convenient than size. M is not canonikon in size anyway.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-16-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,507
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Last time I was in the Howood it looked like...

Last time I was in the Howood it looked like shady area. Well, kind of outscirts, cheap. I'll be not surprised if they sell here same kind of porn I was offered by new Canadians at the gas station...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-16-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 965
Posted By Ko.Fe.
On M9 with 35 mm frames, 40 lens is more accurate...

On M9 with 35 mm frames, 40 lens is more accurate for framing on all distances. Close and far.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-16-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 965
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I have changed entire focus part on latest CLE...

I have changed entire focus part on latest CLE version.
To the new one. It is all metal, three helicoids part.
Optical block is also metal.

No idea from where this CL vs CLE mythology comes from.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-16-2019
Replies: 160
Views: 6,341
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Sorry, wifie and kids. We are eating cereal and...

Sorry, wifie and kids. We are eating cereal and celery. No movies, no trips. Papa wants to be flushed.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-16-2019
Replies: 160
Views: 6,341
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Leica takes advantage more on SL. I'm terribly...

Leica takes advantage more on SL. I'm terribly sorry, but this camera makes no sense if you are not total Leica sucker. My apologies.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-15-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 965
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I had 40 CLE latest version. At f2 bokeh was...

I had 40 CLE latest version.
At f2 bokeh was buzzing.
With 40 1.4 you'll get even more of it. To me it is not good.

Even if 40 is real match for crappy M9 35 frames, I still prefer 35 lens on my...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-14-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Part six. Back to...

Part six. Back to Chicago.


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48540338312_69cb7e3609_o.jpg



https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48540190831_2243db2acb_o.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-13-2019
Replies: 356
Views: 17,264
Posted By Ko.Fe.
And glass is not going to be as clean as in new...

And glass is not going to be as clean as in new copy.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-13-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I have been in this town for four days. Then I...

I have been in this town for four days. Then I told at local Target how I liked it :) they smiled and answered "it sounds scary".
In this smallest Target store I ever seen they had more booze than...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-13-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By Ko.Fe.
M-E and Summarit-M 35 2.5 within...

M-E and Summarit-M 35 2.5 within Chicago.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48532540881_5b51c2a03a_o.jpg



https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48532540911_712f0a6a17_o.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-13-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I'm sorry but 35 is not wide. And non of the...

I'm sorry but 35 is not wide. And non of the digital M will have problems with any, including LTM 35.
Here is maybe one Leica 28 mm LTM lens. And it is kind of crappy one at the corners naturally....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-13-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Uneven exposure might be due to gummed old lube...

Uneven exposure might be due to gummed old lube in the curtains drums. Shutter needs to be removed to get them cleaned, re-lubed.
It might be also due to this crappy slow shutter gear.
For holes in...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-12-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Part three. I was able to use Chicago subway...

Part three.
I was able to use Chicago subway with guidance.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48525018792_874dea4e1a_o.jpg



https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48525018997_af4d1c69aa_o.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-12-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Cut 15 frames, develop as regular 400 bw. Read...

Cut 15 frames, develop as regular 400 bw. Read the edge, google it. I never did slide, but C-41, ECN-2 will develop in bw chemistry.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-12-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I'm not touching my negatives. Photo Flo and...

I'm not touching my negatives. Photo Flo and Rocket Blower only.

And printing under enlarger is way better than scanning in terms of the dust and scratches.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-11-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I went from Chicago to Jacksonville on the plane...

I went from Chicago to Jacksonville on the plane and then drove for 2.30 hours to Tallahassee.


Not a place I would want to comeback by...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-11-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 1,454
Posted By Ko.Fe.
If not used M240, I might get used Q. Classic...

If not used M240, I might get used Q. Classic shapes of M, not CL, fitted in last minute, before production starts (Oops, we really can't sell cameras like this without EVF anymore), EVF bump.

IMO,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-11-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 890
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Thank you for very detailed answer! I'm just...

Thank you for very detailed answer!
I'm just not this strong to carry on anything significantly larger than M4-2 on the streets :).
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-11-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 1,454
Posted By Ko.Fe.
You are absolutely right. Here is no single Leica...

You are absolutely right. Here is no single Leica Germany AG made camera, it seems, which hasn't got some dubious issues, which Japanese cameras don't have. What was SL German quality signature?...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-11-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 890
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I have seen similar set of pictures here at RF....

I have seen similar set of pictures here at RF. With dope heads and other marginals.
Similar situation, old place sold for developers. I forgot who took them, Carlzone or Dektol Dan.
How do you get...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-11-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 1,454
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Anything what is not M is not Leica, including...

Anything what is not M is not Leica, including anything from Leica without M.

But with SL you will still maintain your special status at forums and in front of those who still thinks what Leica is...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-10-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Toronto-Chicago-Tallahassee-Toronto with M-E

Went on the trip with M-E and Summarit-M 35 2.5. More than one week, 500+ exposures.

Part, in the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-10-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By Ko.Fe.
It is nice then someone finds camera usable in...

It is nice then someone finds camera usable in JPEG1.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-10-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,081
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Four years, time goes on, sorry to remind.

Four years, time goes on, sorry to remind.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-10-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 647
Posted By Ko.Fe.
262. My mobile phone will out beat any Leica for...

262. My mobile phone will out beat any Leica for video, but any phone is nowhere close to any m for stills.

262 is more expensive than 240 on used market, it seems.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-10-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,202
Posted By Ko.Fe.
FF vs Crop is dead horse, which went from maggots...

FF vs Crop is dead horse, which went from maggots stage to dust already.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-10-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,081
Posted By Ko.Fe.
So, this is where trade-in for corroded sensors...

So, this is where trade-in for corroded sensors is ended up.

And Huss, Leica does supoort M9 series. Cut the ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-09-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,172
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I don't use 120, but 135 film. I don't like metal...

I don't use 120, but 135 film.
I don't like metal reels for it at all. I use same white plastic reels for years.
I put film at the edge of the reel where balls are. Film spool unrolls film by...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-08-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Wiggle wiggle? Just search its "sold' price on...

Wiggle wiggle?
Just search its "sold' price on eBay, minus 15% off ebay fee, it is your price on RFF.
LTM is just as popular as M here, btw.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-08-2019
Replies: 356
Views: 17,264
Posted By Ko.Fe.
First image is what I have been keep on asking...

First image is what I have been keep on asking for.
Then same circular flare was on 7a 28 1.4, it was considered as the defect and 7a was saying they fixed it in the second batch.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,359
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I"m not into pickles size measuring. But it is...

I"m not into pickles size measuring. But it is interesting to see what people are using to take pictures with.
As for watches, I care not so much. I have watches from eighties which still works, and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-06-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I did Color Skopar 35 2.5 M loose tab, video...

I did Color Skopar 35 2.5 M loose tab, video might helps, but so do the marks.
And threadlock. No idea why it is not applied at first time.
Here is multiple ways these lenses might be tried to be...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-05-2019
Replies: 356
Views: 17,264
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Thank you, for replying to me twice on this...

Thank you, for replying to me twice on this matter.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-04-2019
Replies: 356
Views: 17,264
Posted By Ko.Fe.
First, we don't know how good is this lens. No...

First, we don't know how good is this lens. No minimal aperture, against the light tests are provided.
Second, for above 500 here is tiny Ultron.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-03-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By Ko.Fe.
My M-E went for new sensor under warranty. Came...

My M-E went for new sensor under warranty. Came back with same missing paint letters on the back.
Covering reaplied not as good as it was before it went.
Metering is as crappy as it was.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-03-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By Ko.Fe.
1.Never load the film before testing the shutter...

1.Never load the film before testing the shutter without film.

2. To clean and re-lube the shutter mechanism, full disassembly is required.
Use this site for how to. FED-2 is very...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-03-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 646
Posted By Ko.Fe.
To me rigid was superior on any color base and...

To me rigid was superior on any color base and flat, next to awful on bw.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-01-2019
Replies: 114
Views: 22,157
Posted By Ko.Fe.
And you never know what freshie will pick from...

And you never know what freshie will pick from old thread like this. :).
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-30-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,502
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I'm only capable of taking it as the moment. I'm...

I'm only capable of taking it as the moment. I'm incapable of taking pictures sequentially.
Only for gear I have to sell.
Friends, street, landscapes.. if I'm trying to take several frames -...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-29-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 644
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I regularly walk on the beach with digital M....

I regularly walk on the beach with digital M. With single lens attached. And clear filter attached to the lens. I used in the pool once.
I never laying down. I swim or I walk. If I swim, camera is in...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-29-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 5,059
Posted By Ko.Fe.
https://www.photo.net/discuss/threads/where-to-lub...

https://www.photo.net/discuss/threads/where-to-lube-ftb-shutter-spindles.501481/

Second image shows what I have seen in FTb. Plastic gear.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-29-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 939
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Opinions? No. Electronics age. Electronics from...

Opinions? No.
Electronics age. Electronics from seventies are now well aged to have much more failures comparing to electronics from 2002.

Now to opinions. I had improved from 40 Cron lens. From...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-29-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 939
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Apples and oranges. CL is something very old. And...

Apples and oranges.
CL is something very old. And it costs fortune comparing to my Canon SLR.
Digitalis have nothing to do with cameras in this thread.
If I would choose film camera of similar...
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 07-29-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,841
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Here is no best mirrorless. Especially some...

Here is no best mirrorless. Especially some Nikon.
And not Leica, for sure due to all of the quality issues. Maybe M 240, M10. But those are only makes sence for RF lenses. None of the M has dust...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 769
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Here is no non photogenic people. I learned from...

Here is no non photogenic people.
I learned from Bruce Gilden.

Here is two approaches. One is classic portraits.
You need to learn half face, face type angle, light and posing.
Second approach is...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-28-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 570
Posted By Ko.Fe.
It is boring lens on bw film, flat and nothing...

It is boring lens on bw film, flat and nothing else.
But it is different lens on C-41. The lens with rendering.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-28-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 570
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Check your RF.

Check your RF.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-28-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 570
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I had Rigid which was in use for long time on...

I had Rigid which was in use for long time on film and digital. It was not shelf queen in appearance, had some play due to worn out, but it was sharp at f2. So, check if it is not RF, before going...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-28-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 301
Posted By Ko.Fe.
If it is from him, it should works for sometime...

If it is from him, it should works for sometime without major issues.
He is the only one whom I know well, who does real CLA for FSU gear.

I have Zorki serviced Yuri. Cleanest VF I ever seen. Came...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-28-2019
Replies: 356
Views: 17,264
Posted By Ko.Fe.
28 is much more common focal length. Plus small...

28 is much more common focal length. Plus small size. Plus, it has some usable image "quality".
Trabant has none of it. It is as "usable" as MS Optics 50 1.1.

And why do you think it is forgotten? ...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-28-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 301
Posted By Ko.Fe.
99% from FSU simply lies to you about what was...

99% from FSU simply lies to you about what was done with camera. They do next to nothing. The only person I trust from Ukraine is Yuri. But he is in the war zone.

Any FSU camera is worse tool to...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-28-2019
Replies: 356
Views: 17,264
Posted By Ko.Fe.
We still don't know how this lens performs on...

We still don't know how this lens performs on closed aperture and against of the Sun.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,199
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Deer and bird? BIF and wildlife is tough enough...

Deer and bird? BIF and wildlife is tough enough photography.

It is hard to learn the talent. But if you take pictures of somethings you are really interested in and if you applying same rules from...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-27-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 939
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I'm referring to the batteries.

I'm referring to the batteries.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-27-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 939
Posted By Ko.Fe.
CL is antique with electronic. I prefer no...

CL is antique with electronic.
I prefer no batteries antiques.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-27-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 933
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I had 35 1.7 on film. LTM. VM is even better but...

I had 35 1.7 on film. LTM. VM is even better but less handy.
I was set on 35 1.4 II, but by the time I will have money for it... they might have Chineese copy of ELC Lux...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-25-2019
Replies: 356
Views: 17,264
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Lens needs to be tested at both aperture ends....

Lens needs to be tested at both aperture ends. Closed aperture, against the brick wall.
This will show if centering is correct.

And into the sun, the see how it handles the flare.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-24-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,632
Posted By Ko.Fe.
HCB at some point has three M. One was for...

HCB at some point has three M. One was for assignments with color film.
I currently have M4-2 with bw and R2M with E6.

Every time I load color film in separate camera it lasts very long in this...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-24-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By Ko.Fe.
So. Your Canadian driven eStore has 200 items. It...

So. Your Canadian driven eStore has 200 items. It is 2000 $ to get 3 pictures for each item taken by Smart Pants robot which takes time to set up every time object has changed.

The only way Smart...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-23-2019
Replies: 65
Views: 1,865
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I gues they all support small and medium RAW. 100...

I gues they all support small and medium RAW. 100 Mp files are not something to deal with daily.
Sure, some printers will able to print file this huge after some waiting time, but before this,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-22-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,517
Posted By Ko.Fe.
This lens is only I collapsible series lens which...

This lens is only I collapsible series lens which reassemble Elmar on exterior.
Optics are different. On DSLRs it only works as close up lens.
I used it where it belongs to. Film RF. Out of all three...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-21-2019
Replies: 152
Views: 18,869
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Thank you! I was in June. I made to the Central...

Thank you! I was in June. I made to the Central Camera only on last day.

I asked at Tamarkin about your book, but it was sold out.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-21-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 608
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Color is if I want to have more information. To...

Color is if I want to have more information.

To me human candids are bw. It divides humans from the rest more clearly.
I like to take candids on film and with bw it means easy to print under...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,515
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Just get LTM Leica and learn how to use it. You...

Just get LTM Leica and learn how to use it. You will not find anything working in AV, TV mode from 50-ies and 60-ies.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-20-2019
Replies: 152
Views: 18,869
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Chicago. Only Bessa L and 28 1.9 ASPH. I run out...

Chicago. Only Bessa L and 28 1.9 ASPH. I run out of film and run to Tamarkin for...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 07-20-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 842
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Looks as good as Minox lens. Hopefully this...

Looks as good as Minox lens. Hopefully this camera is not Minox "quality".
But to be honest XA lens is just as good with C-41.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-20-2019
Replies: 1,849
Views: 294,874
Posted By Ko.Fe.
It is known as SOOC. Straight out of camera.

It is known as SOOC. Straight out of camera.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-19-2019
Replies: 1,849
Views: 294,874
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Skopar is awesome! M-E (original), Summarit-M 35...

Skopar is awesome!

M-E (original), Summarit-M 35 2.5. In camera JPEG1.

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/57736/U57736I1563590809.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Lomography 07-19-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1,026
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Nice to see someone supporting it by $$$.

Nice to see someone supporting it by $$$.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-19-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 1,563
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I'm all for alternative to digital look. But this...

I'm all for alternative to digital look. But this lomo gimme u money looks nothing but ecn2. Some old LR build in, gives the same. Looks like some color is extracted in digital PP.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-19-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,368
Posted By Ko.Fe.
"Maybe" is the key word. Maybe if you have...

"Maybe" is the key word. Maybe if you have expired cinefilm, it is 1$ per roll. Here is no 30 meters bulks of normal bw for this price. Maybe you roll 14 frames instead of 36.

The film argument was...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-19-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,368
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Actually, the thing you quoted is 100% not true....

Actually, the thing you quoted is 100% not true.



"These digital paragons" mentioned in this thread will cost less than money spend on film withing couple of years.
If you are into photography,...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-18-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,368
Posted By Ko.Fe.
The look of bw is just as color. Very subjective....

The look of bw is just as color. Very subjective. Some likes M8, some GR. I like Q bw.
Just how it looks on the screen, at typical forum sized picture.
I have seen just very few good pictures with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,030
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Here is no Ilford PAN 400 on Ilford...

Here is no Ilford PAN 400 on Ilford web-site.
Where this film is coming from?

I'm using Kentmere 400 instead of HP5+ now. Here is some diffrence, but not enough to justify price difference. Only...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-18-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I prefer compose on the spot, check exposure and...

I prefer compose on the spot, check exposure and do WB during the same. If it is critical.
I might remove few pimples in PP, but I see no reason, need in heavy manipulation of reality.

I could see...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-18-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By Ko.Fe.
You could buy at any site, as long as it is paid...

You could buy at any site, as long as it is paid by PayPal as merchandise, protection is provided.

Is Insta simplified FB now? I can't recall anyone selling items on Flickr.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-17-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,517
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I doubt any Zorki will lasts long in real use...

I doubt any Zorki will lasts long in real use these days.
I had one serviced by known in FSU person. It worked for half a year and then, uneven exposures. I have half a dozen of FSU LTM including two...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-17-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,517
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Canon P is bigger than regular M. I-10 is very...

Canon P is bigger than regular M.
I-10 is very so-so lens. So-so on bw and who knows how bad it is on C-41.

Get EOS300 and 40 2.8 pancake. They sell rechargeable batteries for it now on eBay.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-17-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,030
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I had both and get rid of both. V4 is prone to...

I had both and get rid of both.
V4 is prone to bad veil and hood is needed. With hood it is nowhere compact, reversing it is anoying. It also has plastic parts in the aperture, which are no more...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-17-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,439
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Why? Because you have original already, could...

Why? Because you have original already, could afford Leica remake?
I and many if not most cannot afford it. And many, if not most of us, don't need fancy and new looking.
We need proven optic...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-16-2019
Replies: 78
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 2,223
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Sorry, my way of thinking and describing might be...

Sorry, my way of thinking and describing might be different than yours....

German current manufacturing and past ELC is not at it was during M4 production.

This should not trigger any thinking, to...
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