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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 77
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 1,765
Posted By a.noctilux
Simon, If you use negatives, trying to "learn...

Simon,


If you use negatives, trying to "learn the lighting" to be free,
with Exposure-mat ( link http://expomat.tripod.com/ ) to begin and while using it for a while,
you will even not use it...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 5 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 843
Posted By a.noctilux
Just to tell you that the Summarit-M 2.4/50mm is...

Just to tell you that the Summarit-M 2.4/50mm is not asph. , only the 2.4/35mm is asph.

Good thing "no asph." for me to void "onion rings" that I hate.



As long time Elmar-M 2.8/50 user in three...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 6 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By a.noctilux
I had that kind of utopia some decades ago...

I had that kind of utopia some decades ago concerning "accuracy of Leica M viewfinder" for slide use.


It would be valide only for one focal length and only one distance setting !
So not really...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 6 Days Ago
Replies: 77
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 1,765
Posted By a.noctilux
Weight a minute ... Some years ago, out of...

Weight a minute ...


Some years ago, out of curiosity, I weighted some gear when I had nothing to do.


My surprise ...

in variety of weights in those Leica M of different types and period.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 6 Days Ago
Replies: 77
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 1,765
Posted By a.noctilux
If to choose one now, I'd take M4 Black Chrome...

If to choose one now, I'd take M4 Black Chrome like the one I have for decades.
Even newer ones, here MP and M-A can not be as nice to use as the old brother.
MP was traded for Monochrom ( Oh ! ),...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 6 Days Ago
Replies: 77
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 1,765
Posted By a.noctilux
I use them along for decades (plus other gear of...

I use them along for decades (plus other gear of course).
Mainly, I use with my choice of lens to put on.


My advice is this : choose one with the focal length to be used most in mind.


If you...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By a.noctilux
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/e~oAAOSwxBNciqPU/s-...

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/e~oAAOSwxBNciqPU/s-l1600.jpg


if not there at front, I can't help ...
or maybe it was mounted on a fixed lens Leica, so no serial n°
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By a.noctilux
Serial number engraved at the rear, around the...

Serial number engraved at the rear, around the rear lens:


http://www.thaidphoto.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1698886694&stc=1&d=1531376646
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 915
Posted By a.noctilux
Voigtländer or other makers can be a good buy...

Voigtländer or
other makers can be a good buy

while waiting for Leica (dream of) lens(es).


Better having a "compatible lens" than no lens at all.


I've used lenses from Voigtländer, Zeiss,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-10-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 325
Posted By a.noctilux
Hello, nowhere, I've found this kind of data...

Hello,
nowhere, I've found this kind of data base.


I've admit that this thing is impossible to maintain.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-09-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By a.noctilux
The smallest adapter is 49mm. With another...

The smallest adapter is 49mm.
With another adapter E49 to E39 to add to your Summicron, you may be use Xume system.
Or adapter E52 (... another diameter) to E39 and use your currently available E52...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-27-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 337
Posted By a.noctilux
I remember having read somewhere, so I did a...

I remember having read somewhere, so I did a search for this blog of mattalofs.com who wrote about the RF eyepiece:
" Using the eyepiece off my other body and a formula my dad gave me, I figured out...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-20-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 783
Posted By a.noctilux
Hello, when front part being little loose, it...

Hello,


when front part being little loose, it would become more and more loose.
I'd contact a repair person to repair this.


I have one Elmarit-M 28 asph. and little lovely lens, very light but...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-13-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,088
Posted By a.noctilux
Not bad idea, but not practical to use. - are...

Not bad idea, but not practical to use.


- are you sure that the ISO is the same (really same I mean) with Nikon DSLR and your film in use ?
- if this is the case, I would center at best the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-10-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,459
Posted By a.noctilux
Definitely M240 is better choice than M9, if you...

Definitely M240 is better choice than M9, if you have any.


But, when I said that to a friend, when his M9 had corrosion and ask me if he upgraded or not to M240, so he took the Leica offer plus a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-06-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By a.noctilux
Alex, have you tried the goggled Summaron 35mm on...

Alex, have you tried the goggled Summaron 35mm on your Hexar RF ?
I'm sure it fits well as Hexar RF has the same optical layout in front as M.
Just the RF's VF has less magnification than M3, but...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-05-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 429
Posted By a.noctilux
Also checked with my M240/M10. You are absolutely...

Also checked with my M240/M10.
You are absolutely right, Huss.
When lens detection set to off, LV works with every adapter I and II .


Thanks for this so easy solution.
I can use more ltm lenses...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-05-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 429
Posted By a.noctilux
Lens recognition or not, when the camera detect...

Lens recognition or not, when the camera detect "no lens attached" it turns the Liveview or EVF "off".
When I use the adapter LTM-M with cut-out for Elmar tab, the camera just turns off the EVF/LV...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-04-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 429
Posted By a.noctilux
I use on my M Canon ltm 3.5/135mm for decades...

I use on my M Canon ltm 3.5/135mm for decades with Leitz 35/135 adapter.
It worked fine but with M240 or M10 their liveview/EVF don't work anymore.
When use with RF/ovf, it can be used like other...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-03-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 684
Posted By a.noctilux
Minolta CLE is nice cameras that I use from start...

Minolta CLE is nice cameras that I use from start (80's till now).


Sorry I don't have it's service manual to share.


Only this "how to adjust rangefinder " and how to open CLE (in...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-15-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By a.noctilux
I use M240 with VF-2 Olympus with a bunch of SLR...

I use M240 with VF-2 Olympus with a bunch of SLR lenses (Leica R, manual Nikkor, Canon FD, Zeiss for Contax, etc. ).
Results are top.
Just some "time parallax" (same as liveview anyway) when in use...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-15-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,466
Posted By a.noctilux
Some years ago, here trial to "make a thread"...

Some years ago, here trial to "make a thread" with no much succes:
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=91660

I use the first version with the folding VF with SBOOI, but the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-06-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 635
Posted By a.noctilux
You don't need pictures for that matter. As old...

You don't need pictures for that matter.
As old lover of those Canon LTM lenses, I can say that those tiny 50mm don't protrude in 50mm frames ...
even on x 0.85 VF, a very small part but far from...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-04-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By a.noctilux
Unlike the CL, when lens unmounted, the cell...

Unlike the CL, when lens unmounted, the cell hides itself at the floor.

Only when shutter cocked AND lens mounted that the cell pops up for reading.

Simulation here with an adapter LTM to M to...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-04-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 3,226
Posted By a.noctilux
I don't think so that was same settings. In my...

I don't think so that was same settings.
In my Monochrom use with red filter, I apply the correction factor of the red filter.
Depending on the scene and it's main color (more red or more bluish),...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-01-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 3,035
Posted By a.noctilux
I don't use CL because I do love M with "manual...

I don't use CL because I do love M with "manual everything".

My own thinking is if your other cameras are Contax G2 and Rolleiflex that you may like the opposites: G2 can be auto-everything and the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-01-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 492
Posted By a.noctilux
With my M(typ 262) or M-D, only 10m can be...

With my M(typ 262) or M-D, only 10m can be reached with SOMNI Summicron DR.


In this case, Summicron Rigid 50mm should be better choice.
I used SOMKY device with the Rigid lens head to reach 48cm...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-01-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 492
Posted By a.noctilux
Summicron DR needed to be "adapted" to be used on...

Summicron DR needed to be "adapted" to be used on M8/M9/M240 family.


But, when I had tried on the M10 almost two years ago, I can use them on M10 without altering or small "shaving" and they can be...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-20-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 3,018
Posted By a.noctilux
1 . Many M-A buyers reported some kind of failure...

1 . Many M-A buyers reported some kind of failure from new.
So even new M-A is not the most "failure free"
:angel: why I bought two in (re)place of my older other Ms :p
untill now, no failure (yet),...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-13-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By a.noctilux
Unthread the front protective ring is common use...

Unthread the front protective ring is common use of Summarit-M lenses,
just like this 2.4/35mm , we can see the external male thread to screw in the hood...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-11-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By a.noctilux
For me the best companion to Summarit-M 2.5/50mm...

For me the best companion to Summarit-M 2.5/50mm is the tiny but great IQ Leica Elmarit-M 2.8/28mm Asph. that shines on every Leica M I use it with.


Not so expensive for Leica lens in second hand...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-10-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By a.noctilux
I use Summaron 35mm for decades, lovely little...

I use Summaron 35mm for decades, lovely little guy that I had in M3 (goggled sold) and M2 style (still have this one).
Also 35mm Summicron I/II/IV that in general less IQ than Summaron f/2.8 in...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-10-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By a.noctilux
For years, I didn't want Summarit-M serie...

For years, I didn't want Summarit-M serie lenses.
Price took me by surprise about two years ago for one Summarit-M 2.5/50mm.
Since then, after using it a while, I sold some of my 50mm M mount lenses...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-10-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 4,662
Posted By a.noctilux
Hello Gbull, Which version ? I may be wrong, I...

Hello Gbull,
Which version ?


I may be wrong, I think that there is only ONE Summilux-M 1.4/28mm asph.
declining in different "versions" in color or lens bodies with same optical...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-05-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Posted By a.noctilux
If you can live with loose framing yes. If not an...

If you can live with loose framing yes.
If not an external VF may be used for more accuracy ( not really so accurate ) in framing and less finder blockage.
For example in M10 's VF, lower right 1/4...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-01-2018
Replies: 58
Views: 1,760
Posted By a.noctilux
Long long time ago, I began to use Canonet 19QL...

Long long time ago, I began to use Canonet 19QL belonging to my wife.
I didn't know by then that I was hooked to rangefinder.


Some decades of SLR, then Leica M along for different styles of picture...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-30-2018
Replies: 58
Views: 1,760
Posted By a.noctilux
Phil, Bernard, Have a look and hold/operate...

Phil, Bernard,

Have a look and hold/operate these M, if one can please you:
- Leica M4, M4-2, M4-P, M2 if you want something cool for 35mm lens
- don't forget Leica M3 with Summaron 35mm (for M3...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-11-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 755
Posted By a.noctilux
Some small batches of ELC M3, till 1955...

Some small batches of ELC M3, till 1955 :
https://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-wiki.en/index.php/M3
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-02-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By a.noctilux
Hello Tim, I can't see repair manual for Leica...

Hello Tim,


I can't see repair manual for Leica M1,


but for M2, KS-15 ( if this can help ) :
http://www.pentax-manuals.com/manuals/service/leica_m2_service.pdf
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-24-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,274
Posted By a.noctilux
https://leicarumors.com/ https://leicarumors.com...

https://leicarumors.com/


https://leicarumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Leica-M10-vs.-Leica-M10-P-vs.-Leica-M10-D-cameras-comparison-560x418.jpg


Nothing to explain the "lever"...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-21-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,274
Posted By a.noctilux
Rich, Since M(type 240) Leica M has tripod socket...

Rich,
Since M(type 240) Leica M has tripod socket attached to the main body.
Unlike the M8/M9 base plate, their base plates have a hole.
You are right for the antique way of taking off base to...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-17-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,274
Posted By a.noctilux
... Just had a look at my M10 VF in front of...

...



Just had a look at my M10 VF in front of white surface, it looks like that on the picture show.

Odd but real :p.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 10-13-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By a.noctilux
Xpan + 30mm cover so large that in my experience...

Xpan + 30mm cover so large that in my experience bracketting is the only solution.
Good lighting may be tricky and so contrasty sometimes that I was happy having exposed ( bracketting ) when in...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-13-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,792
Posted By a.noctilux
My choices are two M-A after using for some...

My choices are two M-A after using for some decades M2/3/4/5/6, less time using MP.


If you can afford, M-A is best choice then MP best second.
Leica Camera still makes MP : I think that is quite a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-04-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By a.noctilux
Daniel, I don't think that you could duplicate...

Daniel, I don't think that you could duplicate all of "rendering" of your 50mm lens with a 35mm.


I do have some 50mm and some 35mm lenses, never found a "good match in different focal...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-25-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By a.noctilux
Erik, I think that you are right thinking "yellow...

Erik,
I think that you are right thinking "yellow numbers made red".


Something unusual : the small "50" marking near "m" under "feet".


(made it 35.0 mm "measured focal length")
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-10-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 979
Posted By a.noctilux
Another thing that I didn't mention: Summaron-M...

Another thing that I didn't mention:
Summaron-M with Digital M is very nice compact/handsome combo special with M-D or Monochrom and when ISO required 3200 or more can be used without fear.

As I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-10-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 979
Posted By a.noctilux
For me the Summaron-M would not replace the...

For me the Summaron-M would not replace the Elmarit-M asph.

I have the two 28mm lenses (also some others...), for more than one year the Summaron-M 28mm but in everyday use Elmarit-M asph. is as...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-23-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By a.noctilux
Erik, Do they stay usable and complete ? I have...

Erik,
Do they stay usable and complete ?

I have some that the shoulder pad decayed over time.
The leather strap itself stays usable but no pad it's uncomfortable in use.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-14-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,039
Posted By a.noctilux
I think it's a spring/metallic rod under the...

I think it's a spring/metallic rod under the shutter button or something else that to tell you time for a CLA.


Once every ten years, not bad.
After that you would go for another ten years or more.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-12-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,347
Posted By a.noctilux
Some viewfinders have good idea with screw...

Some viewfinders have good idea with screw locking :


Voigtlander, here (nice VF but heavy so the fixing is really needed


https://www.cameraquest.com/jpg6/voigt1535_2.jpg
Zoom finder 15-35
Forum: Nikon RF 06-12-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 861
Posted By a.noctilux
For M/LTM mount... Non RF Leica: MD, MDa, MD-2 =...

For M/LTM mount...

Non RF Leica: MD, MDa, MD-2 = not Leica RF feel, but light/cheap.
I use with pleasure MDa with my wides.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-12-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By a.noctilux
Have a look here...

Have a look here (Promaster):
https://www.amazon.com/Promaster-Tripod-Thread-Adapter-Pack/dp/B002MXO47I
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-08-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,531
Posted By a.noctilux
Adapter from Fotodiox ... Nikon F to Leica M can...

Adapter from Fotodiox ... Nikon F to Leica M can be cheap:
https://fotodioxpro.com/collections/lens-mount-adapters/products/nikf-lm


:angel: scale focus only ...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-02-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2,113
Posted By a.noctilux
Aperture "reading from Leica M262/240" is for...

Aperture "reading from Leica M262/240" is for information only and just "estimation by the camera" by comparing the readings from two sensors (I think the front small round near logo and one inside...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-02-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2,113
Posted By a.noctilux
Dick, Do not try to remove the M262 eyepiece. New...

Dick,
Do not try to remove the M262 eyepiece.
New Ms never have "removable eyepiece".
Only when bought second hand, previous owner may "forget" one diopter on the camera.

Just screw the diopter...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-27-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2,113
Posted By a.noctilux
Dick, nice kit to begin with. M262 + Summarit-M...

Dick, nice kit to begin with.
M262 + Summarit-M 50 is very handy and light = joy to use.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-26-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2,113
Posted By a.noctilux
My history of M user can't be an example to...

My history of M user can't be an example to follow .


To make long history short : after buying/using almost all film M and digital M
... my last prefered present Ms are M-A and M-D to be used with...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-26-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2,113
Posted By a.noctilux
Hello Dick, I bought M (typ 262) as first for...

Hello Dick,


I bought M (typ 262) as first for it's simplicity after using M9 for years.


That was a very nice idea from Leica offering "simplified M (typ 240)".


Now I have the two types and use...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-25-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,117
Posted By a.noctilux
The CLE was designed with mainly 40mm in mind. So...

The CLE was designed with mainly 40mm in mind.
So 40mm lens is the central fit lens, and 28 or 90mm are add-on.


When I used the CLE with Minolta Rokkor 40mm, never had trouble to focus even in dim...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-20-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By a.noctilux
- the rectangular hood 12524/12526 for 35mm has a...

- the rectangular hood 12524/12526 for 35mm has a tab to keep it in good orientation on version Summicron 35mm IV or Asph.
- mounting on Cron version II/III this tab would not allow clipping
(on one...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-27-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,320
Posted By a.noctilux
Hello, I use M-Hexanon lenses for a while. Those...

Hello,
I use M-Hexanon lenses for a while.
Those are mostly same quality as Leitz/Leica lenses of same specifications.
So M-Hexanon 2/50 is as good as Summicron 2/50 of same period on film and on...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-17-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 890
Posted By a.noctilux
Do you like the x1.25 on both camera , M-P and M5...

Do you like the x1.25 on both camera , M-P and M5 ?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-17-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 2,694
Posted By a.noctilux
No. The new hood need screw-in thread on the...

No.
The new hood need screw-in thread on the outmost lens front.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-15-2018
Replies: 68
Views: 2,338
Posted By a.noctilux
Godfrey is joking :p. On my M-D which is not a...

Godfrey is joking :p.

On my M-D which is not a prototype, the field selection lever is very discrete but it's definitely at same place as other Ms that have it.

My other M (type 262) lack...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-14-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 700
Posted By a.noctilux
Hello Mike, As I know that Leica IIIg is about...

Hello Mike,

As I know that Leica IIIg is about same size as M Leica, would not the M case fit IIIg.

I have Leica M case with 1/4' thread and one of my IIIg has the right thread size, the other with...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-13-2018
Replies: 68
Views: 2,338
Posted By a.noctilux
If you like the output of your M9, go for repair...

If you like the output of your M9, go for repair route.
Remember only that in future if you want to sell the M9, it would be difficult as prices go down everyday.

If you need/want/can afford new...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-13-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,388
Posted By a.noctilux
In last decades, I've own/use some Summicron 35mm...

In last decades, I've own/use some Summicron 35mm version IV.
I still have two now, one Canada ("plastic") and one Germany("metalic").

The best way is weighting the lens:
133g is "plastic" and 155g...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-05-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By a.noctilux
Even less relevant with the central LED glowing...

Even less relevant with the central LED glowing with/without ">" or "<" of the VCmeter II which on mine can take about 1/2 value when turning dials.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-05-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 856
Posted By a.noctilux
Don't worry, just use it. I use with M-D all sort...

Don't worry, just use it.
I use with M-D all sort of lenses with no coding : very old M, LTM , SLR lenses, and more.

The benefit of coded lens is only the exif for focal lengths and some vignetting...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-23-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 333
Posted By a.noctilux
Hello, I can't help on the dimensions you ask,...

Hello, I can't help on the dimensions you ask, but with a search I can suggest the type for your further informations.
May it be OUAGO/16467 ? but this is M...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-21-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,407
Posted By a.noctilux
Agree, like my favorite 50mm Noctilux 1.0 perfect...

Agree, like my favorite 50mm Noctilux 1.0 perfect optical and mechanical canadian creation.

But I had some flaw with Canada Summicron 2/35 "light" (135g).
This is well know "too light" while the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-21-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By a.noctilux
CdS cells can be reliable but not all. For...

CdS cells can be reliable but not all.
For example, I have many Leicameter MR and MR4 that 1 over 4 has CdS cell dead, but the other still work if they had not some faulse contacts, I'd recommend...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-02-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,108
Posted By a.noctilux
Welcome here. The two photos show normal wears...

Welcome here.
The two photos show normal wears when M are used normally.

Some plays on the back door can be corrected simply:
when open, look at the two small "punchings" those could be "used with...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-02-2018
Replies: 117
Views: 18,145
Posted By a.noctilux
I use sometimes my Noctilux at 1.2, just to see...

I use sometimes my Noctilux at 1.2, just to see that it's much better (for me of course) than when used full open.
Less vignetting is the obvious.


As side note, years ago, I had opportunity to...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-02-2018
Replies: 117
Views: 18,145
Posted By a.noctilux
Very strange, so little space 1.2 to 1.4...

Very strange, so little space 1.2 to 1.4 ...
Original Leica Noctilux 1.2/50 has more space :

https://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-wiki.en/index.php/50mm_f/1.2_Noctilux

And my Canon LTM 1.2/50 has...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-02-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,779
Posted By a.noctilux
I second Mark for M10's files vs M 240...

I second Mark for M10's files vs M 240 family.
User of those M along with M10 for one year now, I don't see much "improved files" in real life use.
- if the thinner body is a must, go for M10
- if...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-02-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 587
Posted By a.noctilux
As Erik wrote, it must work to 70cm. To figure...

As Erik wrote, it must work to 70cm.

To figure it out, just take off the lens and the frames in VF must be at minimum distance (70cm normal or 1m if required repair).
Then move the roller with your...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-22-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 1,295
Posted By a.noctilux
Hello, welcome, you may download Xpan Manual...

Hello, welcome,

you may download Xpan Manual from here : http://xpan.free.fr/user_manual_english.htm

In the manual, you would find how to know the shutter count:
simple way
push the ^_button while...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-02-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,943
Posted By a.noctilux
:) Raid, waiting for the group photo :p

:) Raid, waiting for the group photo :p
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-29-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,422
Posted By a.noctilux
On Cambo Actus Mini, if use with tilt/shift , a...

On Cambo Actus Mini, if use with tilt/shift , a lens for 24x36 may not be the right choice because the image coverage field is not large enough.

Lenses like PC lens or MF lens may be better choice...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-29-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,422
Posted By a.noctilux
For LTM lens under 35mm, cheap, not many...

For LTM lens under 35mm, cheap, not many choice.

I think Serenar or Canon LTM 2.8cm or 28mm f/3.5 can fit if you can find...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-29-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By a.noctilux
Hello Jaime, I had lost some of those 14043...

Hello Jaime,

I had lost some of those 14043 caps.
So I found a DIY to replace with 52mm caps :

In french, sorry, but some images may help if you want to DIY...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 01-26-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 15,010
Posted By a.noctilux
Anyone else use this combo Xpan + PC Nikkor 35mm...

Anyone else use this combo Xpan + PC Nikkor 35mm or 28mm ?
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 01-26-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 2,146
Posted By a.noctilux
Xpan is great and nothing can replace it. Have a...

Xpan is great and nothing can replace it.

Have a read here :
https://melbournestreetphotography.com.au/2016/05/22/panoramarama-hasselblad-xpan-camera-review/

;)
to quote the "link" :rolleyes:...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-26-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 4,020
Posted By a.noctilux
If we can assume that 24x65 Xpan medium format,...

If we can assume that 24x65 Xpan medium format, I agree 100%.
Those little Xpan lenses (made by Fujifilm !) are the most pleasing modern-but-not-sterile rendering on film (even when used at 1600 or...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-25-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 4,020
Posted By a.noctilux
Summicron 8 element 35mm Noctilux 1.0 Summilux-M...

Summicron 8 element 35mm
Noctilux 1.0
Summilux-M 75mm

Canon LTM 1.2/50
Summar 5cm
Summarit 1.5/50

etc.
and each one IS unique and no other can replace :angel:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-25-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,216
Posted By a.noctilux
Saw that kit one year...

Saw that kit one year ago:
http://www.summilux.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=80727

For fun I wanted only Leicameter MR Hammertone for my M-A , never obtained that.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 01-24-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 2,655
Posted By a.noctilux
I'm glad that Les Victor could repair your Xpan...

I'm glad that Les Victor could repair your Xpan in one week.

Enjoy your quiet Xpan.

I still have two Xpan and know now that when repairing needed, I can trust Les Victor in Paris.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-12-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,157
Posted By a.noctilux
Greg, Which version the firmware you have...

Greg,

Which version the firmware you have ?

Checked with my M (type 262) firmware 1.0.0.7 (from last dec.2017), the Tele-Elmar 4/135 in manual selection as 135f/4 11851/11861
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-06-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 3,942
Posted By a.noctilux
Erik, I don't know for sure if he really used it,...

Erik, I don't know for sure if he really used it, I have seen a photo of HCB with Minolta CLE :) and looking for a decisive moment.

10 May 1981...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-04-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 3,942
Posted By a.noctilux
If the point is to begin from zero, it's very...

If the point is to begin from zero, it's very simple.
The choice in my view would be the lens you plan to use.
If 40mm lens, or 28mm CLE is the choice.
If 50mm or 35mm, then M5.

Remember that a good...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 01-04-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,972
Posted By a.noctilux
That was I have done before buying the 30mm...

That was I have done before buying the 30mm Xpan.

Nikkor 28mm PC is big and vignetting at corners limited it's use.
Tried also Super-Angulon-R PC 2.8/28mm, even bigger and vignetting too.
Framing...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 01-02-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 3,082
Posted By a.noctilux
Thanks Shimokita for the good news. First class...

Thanks Shimokita for the good news.
First class service Leica Ginza ;).
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-02-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,350
Posted By a.noctilux
Some years ago, with my M9, I was not happy with...

Some years ago, with my M9, I was not happy with SW Heliar 4.5/15mm I wanted to replace it.
One day I came across in Leica Boutique one Hologon 8/16 converted to M.
The shop did let me try it with my...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 01-02-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 2,655
Posted By a.noctilux
Hello Kevcaster, Xpan is unique and lovely...

Hello Kevcaster,
Xpan is unique and lovely output.
Some years ago Les Victor in Paris took care of my Xpan.
I don't know if they are able to fix your's now.

Ask them...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-18-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 2,083
Posted By a.noctilux
Canon LTM lenses are great. The last one which...

Canon LTM lenses are great.

The last one which came some months ago is the 1.2/50 and it's very nice rendering for a such fast and old lens.
I have Canon LTM for years 1.8/50 and 1.4/50 but I think...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-18-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,766
Posted By a.noctilux
R4 and R5 are not reliable and repair them is...

R4 and R5 are not reliable and repair them is very expensive.
I have now 2 x R4 non repairable (electronic with flaws ).
When new, I had already trouble with R5.
So the most reliable now (auto...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-17-2017
Replies: 124
Views: 7,003
Posted By a.noctilux
I've found a link, here for film canister IXMOO...

I've found a link, here for film canister IXMOO with newer Ms:
http://www.nemeng.com/leica/049b.shtml
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-15-2017
Replies: 124
Views: 7,003
Posted By a.noctilux
Erik, No not only base plate. MP and M-A, the...

Erik,

No not only base plate.

MP and M-A, the film chamber has a kind of protuding at one side that I can't understand why Leica changed that.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-15-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,134
Posted By a.noctilux
As out topic note, now my go-to-every-day-M-lens...

As out topic note, now my go-to-every-day-M-lens is a Summarit-M 2.5/50.
This light thing has every bit of bigger/heavier brothers (err... no more than f/2.5, but this does't bother me now), and so...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-15-2017
Replies: 124
Views: 7,003
Posted By a.noctilux
Corran, On your M6, pressing a little bit the...

Corran,
On your M6, pressing a little bit the shutter lights up the meter LED and more pression to fire the shutter = two-stage release.

On your M2, no meter to turn on, so the shutter is one-stage.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-15-2017
Replies: 124
Views: 7,003
Posted By a.noctilux
Smoothness must be worked out. Out of box, M-A...

Smoothness must be worked out.

Out of box, M-A is "solid feeling wind" but with time, it smooths up but never reach my old M2/M4 which had many thousands clicks over years.

What I appreciate is the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-15-2017
Replies: 124
Views: 7,003
Posted By a.noctilux
Some people would regret when Leica decide NOT to...

Some people would regret when Leica decide NOT to build M-A anymore.
With such low volume of M-A sale, it's miracle that Leica can offer this for long.

My favorite...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-15-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,134
Posted By a.noctilux
hrryxgg, You are lucky to have opportunity to try...

hrryxgg,
You are lucky to have opportunity to try out this mythical Noctilux 1.2.
In your shoes, I would take the chance.

Myself, as longt time fast-optic-fool, I have tried the original Noctilux...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-23-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 4,155
Posted By a.noctilux
If I had to choose, it's Nikon FM2 with Nikkor AI...

If I had to choose, it's Nikon FM2 with Nikkor AI lenses,
or Leicaflex SL/SL2 if Leica R lenses are to be used.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-23-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,254
Posted By a.noctilux
Quite what I've observed with...

Quite what I've observed with Tele-Elmar4/135.
It's really spectacular in sharpness and color rendering.

I think also that it's "APO" without the naming.
Comparing the MTF of Apo-Telyt-M 3.4/135 and...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-22-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,254
Posted By a.noctilux
Sorry, you are right. In 135mm Leica M there is...

Sorry, you are right.
In 135mm Leica M there is no Tele-Elmarit (not in the naming, even if the optical formula IS "tele": it's almost same length as Tele-Elmar 4/135).
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-20-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,254
Posted By a.noctilux
Tom, With 0.85 finder that's the best way to use...

Tom,

With 0.85 finder that's the best way to use 135 lens on M.
When I used my MP 0.85, I mainly used Tele-Elmarit-M 2.8/135 for RF and distant subject.
Framing is difficult with RF and Tele-Elmar...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-01-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 862
Posted By a.noctilux
As 50mm lover for long, I now use Summarit-M...

As 50mm lover for long, I now use Summarit-M 2.5/50mm.
This one is as good as other expensive Leica 50mm.

I keep Noctilux/Summilux/Summicron (because I own them and don't want to sell), when the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-01-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 862
Posted By a.noctilux
Yes, if you can find one. Mainly, two choices:...

Yes, if you can find one.
Mainly, two choices: "E43 separate hood" or "E46 sliding hood"
Same optical cell with nice round aperture closed down.
The first long focus throw and 1m.
The second short...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-08-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 828
Posted By a.noctilux
As stated : [ Leica I schwarz mit Elmar...

As stated :
[
Leica I schwarz mit Elmar 3.5/50mm

# 31 826, modifiziert

]
Leica I modified to Leica II

interesting that the lens is later Elmar Red Scale
Forum: Travel 10-08-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,305
Posted By a.noctilux
Don, Paris is photographer dream or hell to...

Don,

Paris is photographer dream or hell to discover by yourself.

When you will be there, talking to Parisians would open up large photo opportunity depend on what please you.

When we lived in...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-28-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,274
Posted By a.noctilux
How about the size of the detector ? Narrow slit...

How about the size of the detector ?
Narrow slit takes some time to travel across the detector.

Without lens, the detector would receive the light not parallel to it.
The rise/fall of the pulse is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-18-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,604
Posted By a.noctilux
Since last saturday, I can't review anymore...

Since last saturday, I can't review anymore :angel:
thanks M-D...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-13-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 10,967
Posted By a.noctilux
One of these may...

One of these may work:
https://www.amazon.com/JJC-LH-46GFII-Metal-Panasonic-Lumix/dp/B00L4KR1ES/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_421_tr_t_2/137-4915725-9629901?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=2ZD3MY8T2ZFRBBB3ATKJ

may...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-11-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,041
Posted By a.noctilux
Have a nice honeymoon :angel:. Don't forget to...

Have a nice honeymoon :angel:.

Don't forget to use also f/4 or 5.6 with your new Noctilux 1.0 .
Rendering IS second to none (keeping the magic) a bit close down :).
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-08-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,041
Posted By a.noctilux
So keep 35mm Summilux that becomes Summicron from...

So keep 35mm Summilux that becomes Summicron from f/2 and you can use f/1.4 if need be.

Noctilux 1.0 all have same optical cell.
The first one use E58 filter, then second with E60 filter and the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-08-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,041
Posted By a.noctilux
35mm Summilux or Summicron ? Very simple with two...

35mm Summilux or Summicron ?
Very simple with two questions:
- do you use often 70 cm to 1m ?
- do you use often f/1.4

Bonus,
Noctilux would take you sometime before you re-use Lux or Cron 35mm ...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-08-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,041
Posted By a.noctilux
David, Just a kind of Nocti-GAS, I know well the...

David,
Just a kind of Nocti-GAS, I know well the symtom and only one remedy, Noctilux.

As a side note, when one uses a Noctilux, two choices : selling it for same price or small loss , other may...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-07-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,041
Posted By a.noctilux
I can not help to shrink your kit if you plan one...

I can not help to shrink your kit if you plan one Noctilux :angel:.

Noctilux is a big step and when you use one, you'd love or hate it.

My advice is buy you a Noctilux then use it, after a while...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-02-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 6,882
Posted By a.noctilux
Nice old thread, thanks. IIIg then if it's the...

Nice old thread, thanks.

IIIg then if it's the last screw mount Leica.
not IIIG ;)
exists also IIIa (Model G)

The trouble with screw mount Leica that no model type is marked on the camera :p.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-31-2017
Replies: 68
Views: 2,544
Posted By a.noctilux
Contax Aria is very quiet. With benefit of...

Contax Aria is very quiet.
With benefit of built-in drive and it's small/light.
Quieter than Olympus OM1/4 that I have.

I use on Aria 2.8/25mm, 1.4/35, 1.4/50, 2.8/60 macro, 1.4/85, 2.8/180.
Not all...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-07-2017
Replies: 303
Views: 35,985
Posted By a.noctilux
You may find my answer at LUF. As side note for...

You may find my answer at LUF.


As side note for your signature : Elmarit-M are always f/2.8 lenses (not F1.2 ...) ;).
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-04-2017
Replies: 303
Views: 35,985
Posted By a.noctilux
Atatexan, BEOON + M8 , that's usable but there...

Atatexan, BEOON + M8 , that's usable but there are better set-up.

While I use M8 + BEOON, I use some 50mm lenses or 55mm Micro-Nikkor.

BEOON was designed with 50mm lens to use it with ease:...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-02-2017
Replies: 387
Views: 17,279
Posted By a.noctilux
My speciality, "rien de spécial" in...

My speciality, "rien de spécial" in french...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-23-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 2,167
Posted By a.noctilux
Each one is a very nice lens indeed with...

Each one is a very nice lens indeed with excellent result.
Summarit-M 50mm is a more modern design with flat field in mind.
Summilux 50mm v II has some curvature so more 3D in photos with same...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-22-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 17,007
Posted By a.noctilux
Macro-Elmar-M 4/90 is the best all around 90...

Macro-Elmar-M 4/90 is the best all around 90 lens.
Light, colapsible, handy when pull out.

Less flare prone than my Tele-Elmarit (thin) and good from far to near, no need of floating lens.

Some say...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-17-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,903
Posted By a.noctilux
I can comment only the Leica x1.25 and x1.4 that...

I can comment only the Leica x1.25 and x1.4 that I use on M8 but not on later M9 or MM.
- it's possible to screw correction diopter on Leica magnifiers
- maybe not the one you use on your M...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-13-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By a.noctilux
14227 is part number of 4 AA batteries case/pack,...

14227 is part number of 4 AA batteries case/pack, NOT serial number.

Just check this on my 14214 Winder M4-2 which serial number is black on black inside near on/off switch.

Have a look at this...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-12-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,097
Posted By a.noctilux
Gérard owned Photo Suffren. I know him as one of...

Gérard owned Photo Suffren.
I know him as one of the nicest Leica Doctor since his Atelier 102.

Also I understand that he stopped his repair activity.
Nice people like Gérard become rare :bang:...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-12-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,097
Posted By a.noctilux
Some years ago, I had bought second hand M6...

Some years ago, I had bought second hand M6 Classic 0.85.
When using it the slow speeds from 1/15 s to 1s "off" or "not reliable".
It needed replacement of the entire slow speed module, not...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-12-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,097
Posted By a.noctilux
:confused: I don't understand why you have...

:confused: I don't understand why you have "service time" your two M2 same time.

Maybe, your "new M4-2" needs service also, if that "slow-speed trouble" bother you.
;)
Just go to Photo Suffren to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-12-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By a.noctilux
Yes or no, it depend on the serial number of the...

Yes or no, it depend on the serial number of the Winder M4-2:
from 10350, yes for M6
up to 10349, no

the best to be used with all M from M4-2 is the actual Leica Motor M with grip: silent, not...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-09-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By a.noctilux
If it worked normally before, maybe your M4-2...

If it worked normally before, maybe your M4-2 signals "it's time for a CLA".
If other things seem ok, just hold it "R" while rewinding.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-05-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 721
Posted By a.noctilux
M6 TTL show in another page, at...

M6 TTL show in another page, at Wiki:
http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-wiki.en/index.php/M6_TTL
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-05-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 721
Posted By a.noctilux
Your M6 2426xxx is NOT last batch of M6...

Your M6 2426xxx is NOT last batch of M6 Classic.

I own one M6 Classic 0.85 # 243xxxx that is not last batch neither.

Extract from Wiki linked...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-11-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 498
Posted By a.noctilux
The two would be suited with 50/1.2. You can...

The two would be suited with 50/1.2.
You can check which one is installed by unmount it and read.
2-13 may be brighter but the 1-13 is as good for 1.2 lens to focus accurately.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-28-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 3,092
Posted By a.noctilux
:) yes some SOMNI may focus full range with...

:) yes some SOMNI may focus full range with M10.
See here:
http://www.l-camera-forum.com/topic/269876-m10-can-be-used-with-somni-50mm-dr-full-range/

As Jaapv said, be careful when mounting, set the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-12-2017
Replies: 185
Views: 23,673
Posted By a.noctilux
Happy that no many M-A on sale out there. I...

Happy that no many M-A on sale out there.

I prefer M-A to BP M4 that I own for years.
2 x MP sold for 2 x M-A to be used decades to come.
Last analogue Ms for me
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-12-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 3,075
Posted By a.noctilux
Yes agree with you that now it's the right moment...

Yes agree with you that now it's the right moment for M240 family buyers.
But the OP already use with pleasure his M-P 240 and ask to replace with M10 or not.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-12-2017
Replies: 185
Views: 23,673
Posted By a.noctilux
BP M4 prices become reachable for more people...

BP M4 prices become reachable for more people now:angel:
good for who wanted them.

:bang: M10 fault maybe :rolleyes:
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-12-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 3,075
Posted By a.noctilux
Leica addressed this M10 to our subconscience of...

Leica addressed this M10 to our subconscience of long time M users to buy it.

- my logical thinking refuse to "upgrade to M10"
- just by curiosity, 2 days after the M10 presentation, I took this new...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-12-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 3,075
Posted By a.noctilux
:p if you ask, it's too late. Wait list for M10...

:p if you ask, it's too late.
Wait list for M10 takes longer every day, so don't hesitate longer :angel:
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-10-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By a.noctilux
Strange, I use one (or two) for years with...

Strange, I use one (or two) for years with pleasure.
Sometime I unscrew the optical head to put on OTZFO adapter to use on Visoflex.

Just try to unscrew the optical part fully, look if there is...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-02-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,030
Posted By a.noctilux
Hello, If your's is M-Hexanon 28mm like the one...

Hello,

If your's is M-Hexanon 28mm like the one on the right in this link:


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e6/Hexanon_lenses-1-weba.jpg

I own one and it's output is excellent and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-15-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 3,019
Posted By a.noctilux
;) kind off "lottery-à-la-carte". For me, what's...

;) kind off "lottery-à-la-carte".
For me, what's inside is much more important than those external details.

Even if I prefer if possible real vulcanite as my M4, but as is, the two M-A are dream...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-15-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 3,019
Posted By a.noctilux
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/showpho...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/showphoto.php?photoid=258326

The two M-A even have different leatherette, not only the shape of the rewind lever and the lens release as you pointed...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-13-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 842
Posted By a.noctilux
Hello, Very nice lens, but definitely not weather...

Hello,
Very nice lens, but definitely not weather sealed.
I don't know if there is weather sealed Leica M lens, out there.

Maybe a clear UVa filter may keep rain drops away for a while.
When I take...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-10-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,791
Posted By a.noctilux
More informations here, with photos of inside...

More informations here, with photos of inside viewfinder:
http://www.l-camera-forum.com/topic/267903-sumarit-28-28-asph-on-minolta-cle/

even if the OP wrote "Sumarit" in place of Elmarit-M 28mm.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-10-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,834
Posted By a.noctilux
Philip, your link is for nylon modern Leica...

Philip, your link is for nylon modern Leica strap.
Fraser, as he wrote "starting to crack", I think that he means leather strap.

I use some modern Leica strap, leather and nylon for my cameras that...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-16-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,207
Posted By a.noctilux
Nikon AR-1 works when not screwing fully. Just...

Nikon AR-1 works when not screwing fully.
Just try on my IIIf, trigger the shutter when screwing.
Same with my IIIa.
May need some sort of ring to level and not to screw it too far.
The shutter is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-08-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 2,318
Posted By a.noctilux
Samual, if you are in Paris, you can go to ask...

Samual, if you are in Paris, you can go to ask Photo Suffren or Leica Store Boulevard Beaumarchais where they have some Leica M second hand.
In Paris where I lived (years ago), some Leica dealers do...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-06-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 2,318
Posted By a.noctilux
Each Leica M is different. If you buy one M...

Each Leica M is different.
If you buy one M second hand, it's condition depends on how it has been used and took care of (CLA or repair).
I mean that the origin (Wetzlar or Ontario) has no...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-05-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,165
Posted By a.noctilux
Maybe, bought some years ago like that. Just...

Maybe, bought some years ago like that.

Just look at another one, in this link:
http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2012/10/a-super-special-leica/

The back door panel seems to be aluminium (so...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-05-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,165
Posted By a.noctilux
Back panel of my M4 black chrom is black chrome....

Back panel of my M4 black chrom is black chrome.
So is the DIN/ASA dial: black chrome.

Just for fun, I compare the two back panel of two M4 black chrom and M4 BP.
Same finish on the two: black...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-16-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 3,680
Posted By a.noctilux
As usual, the "usable ISO" is quite...

As usual, the "usable ISO" is quite individual.

The reference to film day is to begin with.
In my own case, M (type 262) DNG file is "less-grainer" than Kodak T-Max 3200 for same ISO.
At ISO 6400, I...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-21-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,064
Posted By a.noctilux
hello Jake, I don't use Canon 2.8/28mm but...

hello Jake,

I don't use Canon 2.8/28mm but 3.5/28mm that is a very nice LTM lens.

You may find some more infos, in these...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-15-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 1,888
Posted By a.noctilux
Interesting article...

Interesting article here:
http://www.rfsg.asia/leica-m8-50mm-f-2-summicron-dr/
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-15-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 1,888
Posted By a.noctilux
Not exactly 51.8 mm but 51.9 mm Not a myth,...

Not exactly 51.8 mm but 51.9 mm

Not a myth, Raid you can check the real measured focal length of your DR.
Just unscrew the optical cell, then check if the serial number is the same of one in front...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-14-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,652
Posted By a.noctilux
Hello, Nice project ! Here from M (type 262): a...

Hello,
Nice project !

Here from M (type 262):
a = 138,7 mm
b = 36,7 mm
c = 18,4 mm (18,35 ?)
d = 18,4 mm (18,35 ? difficult to measure with the hole
e = 79,1 mm
f = 59,6 mm
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-13-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 2,292
Posted By a.noctilux
How to do it as a...

How to do it as a pie:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=56491
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-05-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,285
Posted By a.noctilux
Yes, but in real life, it's useless because of...

Yes, but in real life, it's useless because of the mechanical shutter.

Accuracy and variability with temperature and tuning of mechanical shutter may not be used with full confidence.

As side note,...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-29-2016
Replies: 166
Views: 18,415
Posted By a.noctilux
Thanks. SL is so quiet !

Thanks.

SL is so quiet !
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-29-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 11,421
Posted By a.noctilux
Agree that M-A in Silver and in Black are so...

Agree that M-A in Silver and in Black are so different.

Even the leatherettes are not with same structure on mine.
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/46502/U46502I1458912833.SEQ.4.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-29-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 11,421
Posted By a.noctilux
Question How could it be possible ?

I don't know how can be screw in the speed selector of MP in place of M-A .
As seen, not in the same place: near "B" in M-A or M4, and near 4 and 8 in MP's...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-13-2016
Replies: 12,080
Views: 4,433,775
Posted By a.noctilux
At...

At gallery
...
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/46502/U46502I1468408624.SEQ.4.jpg ... Objets de Curiosité, Paris November 2007

Leica M8
Summicron 35mm
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-06-2016
Replies: 12,080
Views: 4,433,775
Posted By a.noctilux
Liscannor Port,...

Liscannor Port, Ireland
.
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/46502/U46502I1467796471.SEQ.4.jpg

Leica M9
Summilux 50mm
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-05-2016
Replies: 12,080
Views: 4,433,775
Posted By a.noctilux
Obelisque, Place de la...

Obelisque, Place de la Concorde

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/46502/U46502I1467764190.SEQ.4.jpg

Leica M8, October 2007
Tele-Elmar 135mm
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-03-2016
Replies: 12,080
Views: 4,433,775
Posted By a.noctilux
Paris view from St...

Paris view from St Germain
...
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/46502/U46502I1467565383.SEQ.4.jpg

Leica M9
Summicron 50mm
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-03-2016
Replies: 12,080
Views: 4,433,775
Posted By a.noctilux
Near...

Near Palavas-les-Flots
.
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/46502/U46502I1467547810.SEQ.4.jpg

Monochrom
Tri-Elmar-M 28-35-50
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-02-2016
Replies: 12,080
Views: 4,433,775
Posted By a.noctilux
At temple, Bali...

At temple, Bali

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/46502/U46502I1467456633.SEQ.4.jpg

Leica M6
Summilux-M 75mm on Kodachrome 64
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 07-01-2016
Replies: 1,805
Views: 369,436
Posted By a.noctilux
Lanzarote ...

Lanzarote
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/46502/U46502I1466685649.SEQ.1.jpg

.
Very small...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-01-2016
Replies: 12,080
Views: 4,433,775
Posted By a.noctilux
Lovely town...

Lovely town Provins
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/46502/U46502I1467417416.SEQ.4.jpg
M9
Summicron 35mm 8 elements
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-30-2016
Replies: 12,080
Views: 4,433,775
Posted By a.noctilux
at...

at Odysseum

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/46502/U46502I1467335592.SEQ.4.jpg


Jules Verne's theme

Monochrom
Tri-Elmar-M 28-35-50
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-30-2016
Replies: 12,080
Views: 4,433,775
Posted By a.noctilux
In métro, a while back...

In métro, a while back

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/46502/U46502I1467332790.SEQ.4.jpg

Monochrom
Summicron 28mm
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-30-2016
Replies: 12,080
Views: 4,433,775
Posted By a.noctilux
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/46502/med_U46502I1467292460.SEQ.4.jpg

Leica M9 + Tri-Elmar 28-35-50

"Pricing by weight in self-service"
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 06-23-2016
Replies: 1,805
Views: 369,436
Posted By a.noctilux
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/46502/U46502I1466685648.SEQ.0.jpg

Las Salinas, Lanzarote

with Xpan + 45mm, Fujifilm Provia 100
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-23-2016
Replies: 7,411
Views: 3,778,450
Posted By a.noctilux
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/46502/med_U46502I1458912833.SEQ.4.jpg

Don't know which one to choose :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 3,013
Posted By a.noctilux
I can not help for one or another M as second...

I can not help for one or another M as second body.

...
But if you reverse the thing as new M body as "prime body" and your M4 as "second body".

- Since more than 30 years of using Leica M and R, I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-14-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 2,831
Posted By a.noctilux
If you buy a M6 .85, you may have some flare in...

If you buy a M6 .85, you may have some flare in the focussing patch if it's not upgraded to MP's.

For me .72 is very comfortable with 35mm lens.
I use the .85 one mainly from 50mm up.

Arnaud
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-12-2016
Replies: 178
Views: 44,057
Posted By a.noctilux
Screw in diopter. They made them in brass, at...

Screw in diopter.
They made them in brass, at that time.

Arnaud
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-02-2016
Replies: 234
Views: 24,994
Posted By a.noctilux
The second use is to key in the time/date after...

The second use is to key in the time/date after holding the Fn more than 12s :p.

Arnaud
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-27-2016
Replies: 303
Views: 35,985
Posted By a.noctilux
Nowhereman, the faulty link is the lenses you...

Nowhereman, the faulty link is the lenses you use.
Those good lenses that I use at normal distant also are optimised for more than 1 meter distance (even the DR).
So using them at 1:1 is not the same...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-21-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,181
Posted By a.noctilux
Very nice lens is Super-Angulon 21mm. I use S-A...

Very nice lens is Super-Angulon 21mm.
I use S-A 4/21 on all my M but each time in manual speed setting.

As I'm curious to know how far is the discrepency of TTL metering.

-in M6, the lighting must...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-15-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 3,395
Posted By a.noctilux
Pepe, if your M3 has only small bits of vulcanite...

Pepe, if your M3 has only small bits of vulcanite falling apart, you could repair it, instead of replacing the whole leatherette.

Real vulcanite is so comfortable in use that no leatherette could...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-14-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 3,395
Posted By a.noctilux
Austerby, Summicron DR has the rangefinder...

Austerby,

Summicron DR has the rangefinder coupling cam that is too far in the rear.
So digital M since M8 has the chamber with less room to accommodate the rear of DR.
Mounting the DR on those...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-13-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 3,395
Posted By a.noctilux
With the shimming of the focussing coupler, only...

With the shimming of the focussing coupler, only close focus using rangefinder is affected.
If well executed, as mine, rangefinder can be used with my M 262 in close range from just under 70cm to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-09-2016
Replies: 55
Views: 6,378
Posted By a.noctilux
To compare the M-A with older M, for me the M4-P...

To compare the M-A with older M, for me the M4-P is the closest.
Frame lines are almost the same as M4-P in a modernised finder: it's way brighter and contrast is also there to make focussing a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-08-2016
Replies: 55
Views: 6,378
Posted By a.noctilux
My black has n° 4 69x xxx ;). Very strange...

My black has n° 4 69x xxx ;).
Very strange indeed, while the silver one is in your range 4 91x xxx

Arnaud
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-25-2016
Replies: 55
Views: 6,378
Posted By a.noctilux
The other forum with 18 pages of...

The other forum with 18 pages of M-A:

http://www.l-camera-forum.com/topic/236926-i-love-my-m-a/

I do use two and one with VCmeter II...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-15-2016
Replies: 103
Views: 12,632
Posted By a.noctilux
The photo above has no moiré. That's the nicest...

The photo above has no moiré.

That's the nicest looking with so much details I have ever seen.
Very tempting this K-1 to be used with my "31/43/77 Limited" .

Arnaud
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 03-08-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,322
Posted By a.noctilux
Hello, As seen in manuals, the "field is 85%". So...

Hello,
As seen in manuals, the "field is 85%".
So the film record 15% more than you have framed in VF.

That's normal for rangefinder , never seen 100% like in Nikon F.

Arnaud
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-08-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,970
Posted By a.noctilux
I use 1.2 with 3 SLR lenses: Best is Pentax K...

I use 1.2 with 3 SLR lenses:
Best is Pentax K 1.2/50 (maybe that SMC coating that shines in low light)
second close is Zuiko 1.2/55 with more flare at wide open
last but not less Nikkor 1.2/55 more...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-08-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 3,842
Posted By a.noctilux
For dozens years, I had trouble to choose from...

For dozens years, I had trouble to choose from 28/35/50 for a one lens walkaround with an M.

Now I use Tri-Elmar (MATE 28-35-50), problem solved.

With a Macro-M 90mm in one pocket for long range...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-07-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,052
Posted By a.noctilux
In old M Leica, the viewfinder always show those...

In old M Leica, the viewfinder always show those repeated light sources at night time.

A CLA would not cure it if not replaced by M6's viewfinder.

From M6 till M-A this would not happen.
Those...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-28-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,210
Posted By a.noctilux
I like this 1.4/50 LTM very much for it's...

I like this 1.4/50 LTM very much for it's lightness and good result.

Plenty of photos here to help you (even if some of them are no more...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 10-27-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,924
Posted By a.noctilux
Hello, M-Rokkor 90mm when mounted on a CLE index...

Hello,
M-Rokkor 90mm when mounted on a CLE index 90mm framelines.
While M-Rokkor 28mm only 28mm framelines.
If you swap the flange, the 28 would show 90mm in finder with 28mm which is always...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-24-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,384
Posted By a.noctilux
Hello, Not crazy idea. Why not mail Leica to ask...

Hello,
Not crazy idea.
Why not mail Leica to ask them ?

If it's too dear, may I suggest you finding a 35mm lens with goggles for M3.
But you may loose in this case finder's crispness with your M6 -...
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