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Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 1 Day Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 263
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 1 Day Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 650
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 2 Days Ago
Replies: 224
Views: 61,164
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 2 Days Ago
Replies: 786
Views: 114,787
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Very interesting photos on this page!

Very interesting photos on this page!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 2 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 560
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 2 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 560
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 3 Days Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 736
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 3 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 581
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 3 Days Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,105
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 3 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 506
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 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 581
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 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 560
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 5 Days Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,105
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 5 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 391
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 6 Days Ago
Replies: 154
Views: 3,876
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 6 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 401
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 648
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,362
Posted By Ko.Fe.
:) Thank you, Huss!

:) Thank you, Huss!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 623
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,362
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 746
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 746
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 154
Views: 3,876
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 154
Views: 3,876
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 746
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 581
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 287
Views: 12,635
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 581
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 581
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 571
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 336
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 581
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 172
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 201
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 581
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 1,379
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 835
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 1,379
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 835
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 1,379
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 581
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 351
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 912
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 567
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,135
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 912
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,089
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 475
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 287
Views: 12,635
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,261
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 324
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 287
Views: 12,635
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 287
Views: 12,635
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 360
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 211
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 598
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 114
Views: 22,021
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,422
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 580
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 4,883
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 898
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 898
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,629
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 718
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 511
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 511
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Check your RF.

Check your RF.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 511
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 283
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 287
Views: 12,635
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 283
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 287
Views: 12,635
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,143
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 898
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I'm referring to the batteries.

I'm referring to the batteries.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 898
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 620
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 287
Views: 12,635
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 1,538
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 559
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,144
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,303
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 151
Views: 18,080
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 576
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: 1,429
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: 151
Views: 18,080
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: 744
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: 1,825
Views: 291,901
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: 1,825
Views: 291,901
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: 999
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: 1,482
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: 40
Views: 1,118
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: 40
Views: 1,118
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: 40
Views: 1,118
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: 982
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: 554
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: 425
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: 46
Views: 1,303
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: 46
Views: 1,303
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: 981
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: 2,338
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: 2,112
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...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-16-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,445
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Thank you for the example provided. Feels like...

Thank you for the example provided. Feels like Friday.
I'm not sure if it is the lens contrast or Foma emulsion ugliness (worse film I ever tried).

As for flatness, then I asked someone who...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-16-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,338
Posted By Ko.Fe.
As long as it is not sold as Leica, I couldn't...

As long as it is not sold as Leica, I couldn't see why not.
Every time I see 35mm lens in small size, with focus tab and 39mm filter, I want one :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-16-2019
Replies: 78
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 2,112
Posted By Ko.Fe.
M4-P has some Disney World Store feel in it. And...

M4-P has some Disney World Store feel in it. And framelines are cluttered. The only reasons to me to get this one again would be:
28 mm frames, using flash normally. Or if camera has CLA withing one...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-15-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Rest Stop, NJ Turnpike 2019...

Rest Stop, NJ Turnpike 2019 Mlehrman
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3187/U3187I1563075532.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-15-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By Ko.Fe.
MP framelines are the same as from M4-P, M6. In...

MP framelines are the same as from M4-P, M6. In terms of accuracy.
Not something I would rely on for 35mm frames. This is why I stick with M4-2 as dedicated for 35mm lens M camera.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-14-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Now I know two great Helens!

Now I know two great Helens!
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 07-13-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,892
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I was talking strictly about S3 2000. The...

I was talking strictly about S3 2000. The original Nikon RF seems to be not like S3 2000. But they all have VF without parallax correction. Which is not Leica level, but FED-50. :).
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 07-13-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,892
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I never hold in my hands either. The reason?...

I never hold in my hands either. The reason?
Just like Huss, I prefer new (in condition) cameras to old ones. And I trust in Nikon build more than in Leica.
But then I asked known photog why he...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 07-13-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,892
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Huss, it is Kiev-5. Here is FED-5 among...

Huss, it is Kiev-5.

Here is FED-5 among others.
https://live.staticflickr.com/4470/36853554163_1d2b266fd1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Y9C6Gg)
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-13-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,471
Posted By Ko.Fe.
+1. If I would find camera which does same BW as...

+1. If I would find camera which does same BW as at least old, cheap ECN2 film in Rodinal, not to mention HP5+ in hcB, I would do it. But Monochrome is not BW film for me.

Dirt cheap, 10+ yo Kodak...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-13-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,097
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Check FB. 99% of pictures are from mobile...

Check FB. 99% of pictures are from mobile phones.
Insta is the same.

But I agree on video as well, not only personal use, but I have seen local media reporter using it for interview with dedicated...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 07-13-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,892
Posted By Ko.Fe.
So, they were trying to still Leica thunder, but...

So, they were trying to still Leica thunder, but got pooped. ?
Maybe because FED was still making FED-5 until 1991. Plenty of non Leica, but new RF back then.
Huss, you could still find NNU FED-5 on...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-13-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,471
Posted By Ko.Fe.
This thread quickly turns into d vs f. I quit...

This thread quickly turns into d vs f.

I quit from lab developing and scan in 2007. It was already expensive back then. And obviously not convenient.
Now I develop C-41, E6, ECN2 and bw at home....
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-13-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,471
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Digital M has not so much functions to be worried...

Digital M has not so much functions to be worried about ergonomics.
But many Leica lenses have superior ergonomics to Zeiss with pimple instead of tab and crude 1/3 aperture rings.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-12-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,471
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Digital is not film. But M is always M. It...

Digital is not film. But M is always M. It doesn't matter which number or letter is after M.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-12-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,097
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I'm looking at photographer jobs local postings....

I'm looking at photographer jobs local postings. They have requirements for cameras and lenses. No photography jobs with mobile. Except record it on video and dump it on local media reporter thing....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-12-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,844
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Whatever, guy.

Whatever, guy.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-11-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,844
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Many don't use gloves these days, as long as no...

Many don't use gloves these days, as long as no toning is involved.
But not tongs is really something.

He made best definition why I'm still using film.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,171
Posted By Ko.Fe.
It is never wrong to post good story twice. And...

It is never wrong to post good story twice. And Huss was on scale cameras trip.

One of our mentors with coffee periodically posts something which was on multi-page thread for weeks.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-11-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,626
Posted By Ko.Fe.
It just another rare camera, which most will...

It just another rare camera, which most will ignore, due to incapable battery and sluggish AF.
It is 400 + 200 weight to have AF. Nowhere near Sony RX1 weight. So, they not smallest FF camera.
With...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 07-10-2019
Replies: 351
Views: 63,750
Posted By Ko.Fe.
This thread must be longest lasting solo film...

This thread must be longest lasting solo film project I have seen these days!
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 2,754
Posted By Ko.Fe.
The only high end electronics I see these days is...

The only high end electronics I see these days is for something where a lot of human work is still involved. For programming, R&D.

What kind of high end you could get with something primitive as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 2,754
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Electronics are absolutely nothing special today....

Electronics are absolutely nothing special today. F6 is just as high-end as high end calculator, because all what F6 does is available in consumer graded DSLR.

Same for EVF, it is not high end, it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 2,754
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Something plastic, full of 3d printed parts....

Something plastic, full of 3d printed parts.

Here will be no new high-end for film. Leica is true high end, but the only reason why they are doing it is availability of parts and else since those...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-08-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I used 35 2.5 with coding and 35 2.5 without...

I used 35 2.5 with coding and 35 2.5 without coding.
I used 28 2.8 half-frame without coding. And without IR filter. And without RF :).
I liked M8 pictures as is....
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-08-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Brownie and Me 1982 Return from Centre 2019...

Brownie and Me 1982 Return from Centre 2019 Mcfingon
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/51008/U51008I1562072478.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-07-2019
Replies: 302
Views: 40,554
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Thank you, Robert. I have nothing to do with it....

Thank you, Robert.
I have nothing to do with it. Stealing someone else thunder.
https://ago.ca/exhibitions/yayoi-kusamas-infinity-mirrored-room-lets-survive-forever


M4-2, 28 1.9, FF 250D in...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-07-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,219
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I have phone with me due to my job all the time,...

I have phone with me due to my job all the time, it takes pictures.
I used to have digital with me all the time as well, due to my nature.
Yet, I prefer M4-2 or else with film.
If you are really...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-07-2019
Replies: 302
Views: 40,554
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Thank you, Helen! I did some work under M4-2 top...

Thank you, Helen! I did some work under M4-2 top plate. Now I see less host frames and its famous light leak is showing less, for now.

I have Fuji 250D as my summer bw film (some of the scans above...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-07-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I could hardly see something small on the edge....

I could hardly see something small on the edge. Did you tried to wipe it off with lens cleaning liquid?
I do lens CLA by myself, no big smudges.

Removing filter and using flashlight near the lens...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-06-2019
Replies: 302
Views: 40,554
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Thank you ! :) This neighbor was just...

Thank you ! :)

This neighbor was just visiting...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/57736/U57736I1562440809.SEQ.2.jpg

From my rare visits to Torono with...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-06-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,932
Posted By Ko.Fe.
M10 is 7295 USD, M-E MKII is next to twice less....

M10 is 7295 USD, M-E MKII is next to twice less. You missed the point. :) It is like saying "if Tesla E is 40K USD, you could go for 75K USD Tesla X". It is just some monthly numbers in the CCS....
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-06-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 947
Posted By Ko.Fe.
How many IoT realized projects you know? I was...

How many IoT realized projects you know?
I was studying it last summer and didn't find many.

Last year report on millenials shows their control of privacy is done much easier way.
Basicly millenials...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-05-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,932
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I'm not aware of guitar been stamped. Prince...

I'm not aware of guitar been stamped. Prince guitar with lights was 3D printed, but even this wasn't cheep. Are guitars you have listed are getting just molded or hand made? If later, then I...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-05-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,932
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I doubt Leica makes many parts and components by...

I doubt Leica makes many parts and components by themselves.
"Bended fenders", maybe. But not electronics, shutters and sensors.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-05-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,202
Posted By Ko.Fe.
OK. I'll get it strait. The king is naked. On...

OK. I'll get it strait. The king is naked. On many images in this thread left side is kinda crappy. Purplish.
It doesn't matter which camera is this. CornerFix could fix this very visible defect....
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-05-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,202
Posted By Ko.Fe.
CornerFix.

CornerFix.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-05-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 947
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I never owned, owning personal mobile phone. My...

I never owned, owning personal mobile phone.
My employers were, are providing it.
With my current work, not only I have to respond to calls, but it is advised to check emails and Skype message...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-05-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 947
Posted By Ko.Fe.
IPhones and emails made my job easy. I don't have...

IPhones and emails made my job easy. I don't have fax anymore.
My job which I do since early nineties is always involved computers, software and network. And now bosses want us to do scripting,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-05-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By Ko.Fe.
If it is enlarger, you should be able to see it...

If it is enlarger, you should be able to see it with focused negative removed.
Forum: Digital Compacts 07-04-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 19,957
Posted By Ko.Fe.
So, you are wasted all winter long here?

So, you are wasted all winter long here?
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-03-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,509
Posted By Ko.Fe.
You never know. Maybe not a Porsche, but Borsch....

You never know. Maybe not a Porsche, but Borsch. The red is like it.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-03-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,932
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Sure, then I'm on event with mobile truck it is...

Sure, then I'm on event with mobile truck it is big and huge cameras. Huge once don't even record the video, they are sending it via fiber to recording device at 180 fps.
But it is not always like...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-03-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,932
Posted By Ko.Fe.
:rolleyes: OK. If I want new, in the fancy...

:rolleyes: OK.


If I want new, in the fancy Leica box and with fancy new camera registration digital M body for as low as possible price?
Which body I'll get?

"Very old camera for..." is not the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-02-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 481
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Kodak has this problem and Shanghai 100 has it.

Kodak has this problem and Shanghai 100 has it.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-01-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Any Canon DSLR as new as possible. Use it in P...

Any Canon DSLR as new as possible.
Use it in P mode. And never use, buy non AF lenses. They are for old fortes.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-29-2019
Replies: 302
Views: 40,554
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Small event on local fairground. M4-2, Summarit...

Small event on local fairground.

M4-2, Summarit 35 2.5, Ultrafine Extreme 400 and 8x10 old FB paper...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-29-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 2,173
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Color Skopar 21, 25, 28, 35 and 50 are normal...

Color Skopar 21, 25, 28, 35 and 50 are normal shape, regular focus tab lenses.
Noktons 35 and 40 1.4, Ultron 28 f2 as well.

Ultron 35 1.7:
Dimensions : 2.1 x L: 2.0" / : 53.0 x L: 50.6...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-29-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 643
Posted By Ko.Fe.
How deep is your night? For pictures above I used...

How deep is your night?
For pictures above I used Seconic Twinmate and mobile phone application.
Same for these:

https://live.staticflickr.com/4589/25541989268_715acf1bf3_b.jpg...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-29-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 926
Posted By Ko.Fe.
You must be slrish. With RF 1/25 and 50mm is...

You must be slrish. With RF 1/25 and 50mm is nothing special.

I went through many MF cameras. Folders, SLRs, TLRs. No tripods. I have no idea where this "handheld MF" fear comes from.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-28-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,445
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Fantastic page. Most adorable lens I have seen on...

Fantastic page. Most adorable lens I have seen on nicest camera I know!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-28-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,445
Posted By Ko.Fe.
It is not listed on BH, nor with our Bartender.

It is not listed on BH, nor with our Bartender.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-28-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,509
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Awesome! !

Awesome! !
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 06-28-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 691
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Looks like odd Minox 35. It is hard not to have...

Looks like odd Minox 35.

It is hard not to have lens sharp at 2.8 maximum. My $7 Industar 69 was just as sharp as Elmarit 28 2.8.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-27-2019
Replies: 302
Views: 40,554
Posted By Ko.Fe.
This is the thread for posting images taken with...

This is the thread for posting images taken with ELC.

To follow up with the Beaches just link is enough.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-27-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,229
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Summaron under 400$ ? And same for Nikon...

Summaron under 400$ ? And same for Nikon LTM.

Canon LTM is often with fogged lenses. Ultron 35 1.7 LTM might have it as well.

Color Skopar is fine on color and nothing special on bw.

Jupiter-12...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-26-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,932
Posted By Ko.Fe.
How are you still able to use film M? It is next...

How are you still able to use film M? It is next to seventy years old design.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-26-2019
Replies: 302
Views: 40,554
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Which Canadian Leica they were taking with?

Which Canadian Leica they were taking with?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-26-2019
Replies: 302
Views: 40,554
Posted By Ko.Fe.
With M4-2...

With M4-2 locally.

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/57736/U57736I1561596119.SEQ.0.jpg



https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/57736/U57736I1561596120.SEQ.1.jpg
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-26-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 866
Posted By Ko.Fe.
To me Q is more limiting than M8. I'm finding M8...

To me Q is more limiting than M8.
I'm finding M8 pictures to be no different from M-E. If I would not have M-E I would still keep M8.
No any other cameras are made like M8. Even M10. M8 is like...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-26-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,932
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Sorry, it is not Leica site. And number has grown...

Sorry, it is not Leica site. And number has grown from 600 to 750. :D
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-26-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,932
Posted By Ko.Fe.
New M240 as result of M-E MKII are offered under...

New M240 as result of M-E MKII are offered under 5K USD now.
And h00(@S4#^ !!! - M-E MKII is available for pre-order at 3.995 USD.
No idea from where this 600 units only speculation comes from. Leica...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-25-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 785
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Well, it is pirate use of fujifilm brand. But...

Well, it is pirate use of fujifilm brand.
But those are honest pirates. 250D or 500T means nothing by ECN-2 film.
Yes, it is negative film and, yes, it could be processed in C-41. With equipment...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-24-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By Ko.Fe.
This is how 35 1.7 and 50 1.5 VM has to be made....

This is how 35 1.7 and 50 1.5 VM has to be made. IMO. With space to install focus tab. Or just no sharpeis on focus ring...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-24-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,103
Posted By Ko.Fe.
IIIf. If you want best, ever made LTM. FED is...

IIIf. If you want best, ever made LTM.

FED is nothing but FSU. Will works for some time and crap out. During WWII FED and before or after were ditched for Leica.
And Leica refused to take FED for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-24-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,008
Posted By Ko.Fe.
890 USD is still fair, not ebay speculant, price...

890 USD is still fair, not ebay speculant, price for fully working M4-P.
They are not worth than $1K, from real user perspective.
I don't think any M2-M5 is worth of more than 1K USD. In true film M...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-24-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,007
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Thank you, Bill, to stick around. What happened?...

Thank you, Bill, to stick around.

What happened? They were produced in tens on millions (FSU) and hundreds of thousands (Japan and Leica). Many from 1930ies and 1950ies still works. My M4-2 from ......
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-23-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,932
Posted By Ko.Fe.
So, every leica camera at the end of production...

So, every leica camera at the end of production is M-E. E fur End.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-23-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Jane Bown.

Jane Bown.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 06-22-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,704
Posted By Ko.Fe.
OP is cheappo. Agat 18 is for OP. The only...

OP is cheappo. Agat 18 is for OP.

The only half-frame with decent lens and works is Oly.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 06-22-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I ditched canon printers long time ago. Epson.

I ditched canon printers long time ago. Epson.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-21-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 630
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Old Leica meters are something odd. Scratching...

Old Leica meters are something odd. Scratching camera top and makes it bulky.

I used Sekonic Twinmate for years, until I learned the exposure. Indoors is nothing special and light is always light as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,237
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Wrong statement. "What camera should I get rid of...

Wrong statement. "What camera should I get rid of next" is correct.
At least this is what I'm asking myself if I have more than ten cameras.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-21-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 619
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Trust nobody, yea. CLA manual for film M is...

Trust nobody, yea.
CLA manual for film M is available on-line. Several items, steps are listed - if not adjustable, replace.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-20-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 2,173
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Voigtlander VM Nokton 50mm f1.5 Zeiss Planar ZM...

Voigtlander VM Nokton 50mm f1.5
Zeiss Planar ZM 50mm f2.0

I had them at the same time.

VM. Odd body shape, stiff focus, so-so, self unscrewing shade. Sharp wide open with visible purple fringing...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,820
Posted By Ko.Fe.
+1. Twenty years and many still can't see...

+1.

Twenty years and many still can't see difference between digital and film. It was, is nothing but pixels for those many and twenty years.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-19-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,033
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Rather than sometimes more nervous bokeh with...

Rather than sometimes more nervous bokeh with some non Leica lenses, I'm struggling to find really big difference among modern RF lenses on M-E.
Have you tried Nokton 35 1.4? Nice lens with fine...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-19-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 2,732
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Outcome is misaligned with title and subforum.

Outcome is misaligned with title and subforum.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,820
Posted By Ko.Fe.
How much sensor crop factor is affecting it? Is...

How much sensor crop factor is affecting it? Is it just works as 645 instead of 66?
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,820
Posted By Ko.Fe.
What is this? Digital back with screen? Is it...

What is this? Digital back with screen? Is it working as film back replacement for classic Hasselblad?
....I just watched video. So hard to believe it just this simple.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-17-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Thanks for noticing :). Tribeca, Mid-Morning...

Thanks for noticing :).

Tribeca, Mid-Morning Light 2019 Lcsmith
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/74372/med_U74372I1560601211.SEQ.0.jpg



cafe life #514 2019...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-17-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,343
Posted By Ko.Fe.
You must be under influence... It is old...

You must be under influence...

It is old Russian song. Written by ex-military, lawyer and bureaucrat.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Navrotsky
He served as suppressor of revolution in...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-17-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 772
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Looks like Minox 35 :).

Looks like Minox 35 :).
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-17-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,343
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Your from III should work in it. I have Leica LTM...

Your from III should work in it. I have Leica LTM spool in my Zorki.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-17-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,343
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Did you check curtains and slow speeds?

Did you check curtains and slow speeds?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-16-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,279
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I don't think I could process film this good....

I don't think I could process film this good. Makes me want 262 :).
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-16-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,279
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Big job was done! Everything, except last one,...

Big job was done!
Everything, except last one, shows no significant difference. :)
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-16-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I went from M to AV/TV to P for regular shots...

I went from M to AV/TV to P for regular shots (people and static objects). With Canon, it is this good. Not a Leica for sure, where with my M-E best metering is S16 :).
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-16-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1,043
Posted By Ko.Fe.
We replant millions of trees in Canada. In...

We replant millions of trees in Canada. In Finland it is the law. Cut the trees, plant the trees.
China? Sounds more like propaganda.
They cut trees in Russian taiga, Zumbia rosewood forest and I'm...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-16-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1,043
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Where I'm they just take over fields, chop down...

Where I'm they just take over fields, chop down forest and hundreds years old trees to dump another subdivision. They also happily build same kind of housing on top of the closed dump sites. People...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-15-2019
Replies: 151
Views: 18,080
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Philadelphia, May 2019. M4-2 and Summarit 35...

Philadelphia, May 2019. M4-2 and Summarit 35...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-15-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 1,958
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Wedding still done on film. Hipsters getting...

Wedding still done on film. Hipsters getting married too. Niche market, but exist in populated areas. I have seen film wedding pictures thread at LUF from London based photog. His wedding pictures...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-15-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 1,958
Posted By Ko.Fe.
How crazy priced, next to unknown to masses of...

How crazy priced, next to unknown to masses of film users scanners are related to it?
Huss owns the gallery and he is OK with scanning with camera.
Colton scans his color and bw negatives for books....
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-15-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,820
Posted By Ko.Fe.
It is common for these days style of...

It is common for these days style of politics.

Some not yet news, which some not even able to see or recognize as news. Some are criticizing company for something. And some are quick to brush...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-15-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 1,958
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Shocked? Why? Film is not in use anymore by...

Shocked? Why? Film is not in use anymore by professionals where super high resolution is needed. You could scan 135 for decent prints with Plustek and MF, LF with Epson flatbed. For web even camera...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,820
Posted By Ko.Fe.
:cool: Those who have purchased bunch of M10 with...

:cool:
Those who have purchased bunch of M10 with all kind of Nostluxes, plus Q, T, X and the rest of ABC and dying to spend money on else ?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-14-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 1,958
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Which "clients"? For scans, film is 99% amateur...

Which "clients"? For scans, film is 99% amateur market. Rather than forum grearheads, those like me are happy with Epson, Plustek and some cheap no-name manufactured and sold in/from China. Kodak...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,371
Posted By Ko.Fe.
M2 with 35mm lens. Because I ditched 40mm lens...

M2 with 35mm lens.
Because I ditched 40mm lens and MF :).

Then VM went abroad, didn't she left the Flex at home as well?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-13-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 676
Posted By Ko.Fe.
You are missinformed. Here is bulk bw film. More...

You are missinformed.
Here is bulk bw film. More cheaper than any c-41 film. And here is hc-110 and some other developers which lasts for years.
Not to mention what conversion is not looking as good...
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