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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-10-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 4,107
Posted By skahde
I used black silicone (black bath and kitchen...

I used black silicone (black bath and kitchen sealant) to cover wholes in bellows from agfa folders and this held up many years untill selling the folders some time ago.

I wouldn't hesitate to use...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2013
Replies: 146
Poll: 28mm vs 35mm
Views: 22,963
Posted By skahde
It took me very long to realize that 35mm for me...

It took me very long to realize that 35mm for me is neither fish nor fowl. To short to pick details or people, to narrow to work in tight environments, not wide enough to work with a little dramatic...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-26-2013
Replies: 94
Views: 6,312
Posted By skahde
I feel with you. I once left a Nikon FM2 with two...

I feel with you. I once left a Nikon FM2 with two lenses in a train because I was so much distracted by a book I was reading and nearly missed my station.

I considered it wasn't the books fault,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-25-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,542
Posted By skahde
I'm using FE2/FM2 side by side with a D800E. To...

I'm using FE2/FM2 side by side with a D800E. To me the D800E is something like a film camera loaded with high resolution slide film but digital output. Put a good lens on it and it will able to...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-10-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,283
Posted By skahde
Simply wonderfull!

Simply wonderfull!
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-10-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,491
Posted By skahde
Keep it simple an get yourself a Kiev 4am. It is...

Keep it simple an get yourself a Kiev 4am. It is not the absolute best in cameras but will cost a fraction of an adapter let alone the leica you probably don't have by now but they are are pretty...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-10-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 3,818
Posted By skahde
Ai-Tab signalling and preseting the lens data are...

Ai-Tab signalling and preseting the lens data are separate issues. The first tells the camera how many stops the actual aperture when exposing will be apart from the wide open aperture used for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-07-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 12,459
Posted By skahde
FE2 and several FM2 have been my main cameras...

FE2 and several FM2 have been my main cameras since 1990 and also had a Leica M4P and M6 for some years and I completely agree about the difference in lens-performance. However, I kept taking the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-25-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,708
Posted By skahde
I used finol but not with fomapan unfortunately...

I used finol but not with fomapan unfortunately and can only recommend to mail Wolfgang Moersch for at least a starting point. He does extensive and reliable testing and I'd trust his oppinion a lot...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-25-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 4,215
Posted By skahde
Honestly, I can see little difference besides the...

Honestly, I can see little difference besides the effect that comes from the different angle the chrome and black cameras were photographed from but will rely on the word of our experts.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-24-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 18,398
Posted By skahde
Back in 1990 my father gave me the above...

Back in 1990 my father gave me the above mentioned Rolleicord knockoff Seagull 4b1 - which was then available in large numbers in germany - as a christmas gift. I couldn't be happier.

He then told...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-13-2012
Replies: 204
Views: 32,218
Posted By skahde
I'm buying and selling ont the bay since 1998 and...

I'm buying and selling ont the bay since 1998 and have encountered about everything with a majority of positive experiences. In my experience it is no better or worse than buying in a shop, where...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-30-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,842
Posted By skahde
The 2/28mm Nikkor is as good as the wide Nikkors...

The 2/28mm Nikkor is as good as the wide Nikkors get. I found Björn Rörsletts comments to be spot on, especially with respect to the flare resistance and my sample is from about 1974 and doesn't even...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-30-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,910
Posted By skahde
Looks as if some kid got a set of decals...

Looks as if some kid got a set of decals somewhere and needed a place to put them and had chosen its favourite toy. We put Porsche and Mercedes decals everywhere in my teenage days.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-29-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 1,834
Posted By skahde
The Helios I used on a 4am matched in contrast...

The Helios I used on a 4am matched in contrast and oof-rendering nicely to the Nikkor, far better than a modern Summicron. But at least compared to the Ai-version colours will be not what you are...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-28-2012
Replies: 103
Views: 10,237
Posted By skahde
Minola Srt 101 < Nikon FM/FE < FM2/FE2, OLy OM...

Minola Srt 101 < Nikon FM/FE < FM2/FE2, OLy OM 1,2,3,4 < Minolta X700, Nikon FM3a, Oly 1,2,3,4 with 2-13
as far as my memory goes...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-28-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 1,834
Posted By skahde
Leaving discussions about optical formulas aside...

Leaving discussions about optical formulas aside I can tell that I had two samples of the latest M-Summicron, one tabbed and the one with the sliding hood which are supposed to be identical...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-27-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 3,222
Posted By skahde
Neither from the recipe nor from its actual...

Neither from the recipe nor from its actual influence on the result. Where divided D76 will only slight alter the desitometric curve, diafine will give a remarkabel increase in speed.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 01-25-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 27,440
Posted By skahde
Honestly, I don't quite get the point.

Honestly, I don't quite get the point.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-24-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 9,211
Posted By skahde
I used both and can create results that are...

I used both and can create results that are difficult to tell apart at first sight. But after all what really suits me is analog as the whole process is already hardwired in my brain. Developing and...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 01-11-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 10,022
Posted By skahde
Took me some time to find a HS-12. If you see one...

Took me some time to find a HS-12. If you see one for a reasonable price, grab it. I think the story about vignetting from then hood is a myth. But the lens vignettes enough when not stopped down to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-20-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 4,107
Posted By skahde
I have tried numerous different apps and...

I have tried numerous different apps and elektronic watches. In the end a sheet of paper togethter mith a mechanic stopwatch turned out to be the most reliable, comfortable, flexible and spill...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-01-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 9,850
Posted By skahde
Clemens, I think you nailed it but it is a waste...

Clemens, I think you nailed it but it is a waste of time to step on that soapbox again. You wil not change anything and for this forum it is some kind of strange foreign affair.

In the german forums...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-01-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 9,850
Posted By skahde
As I see it, it should be the moderators decision...

As I see it, it should be the moderators decision if advertisement/valuable information like this is acceptable in a forum or not and it is up to the users to choose if they want to take part in this...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-01-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 9,850
Posted By skahde
I doubt we will see any thread soon about...

I doubt we will see any thread soon about anything concerning Maco with a considerate discussion of pros and cons. Too much blood left on the carpet, too much ephedrine still floating around.

It...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-01-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 9,850
Posted By skahde
Nice summary, Roger. Add to that the tendency to...

Nice summary, Roger. Add to that the tendency to react with
Paranoia to the often temperamental and hot headed criticism and you have the picture. Whatever it is: It's never Macos fault but the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-29-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 9,850
Posted By skahde
You certainly can give a reference to this...

You certainly can give a reference to this complaints, can you?

With respect to APX100 vs. PO100c and having used both I can tell from first hand experience that neither grain nor sharpness nor...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-30-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 2,430
Posted By skahde
first hand experience with the 4/25-50mm: Nice...

first hand experience with the 4/25-50mm: Nice resolution but noticeably lower contrast than any prime in the same range of fl. Left me unimpressed.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-20-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,292
Posted By skahde
Nothing wrong with the film as long as the...

Nothing wrong with the film as long as the opacity is rather brown/grey than deep black. Most likely your fixer has gone north. Make a fresh batch, take a small piece of fresh film, and check how...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-13-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,295
Posted By skahde
Would be as good as new for graded paper, soft...

Would be as good as new for graded paper, soft fogged and unusable for Agfa MCC or MCP from the midth of the 90's but Multigrade IV will have lost a little bit of contrast at worst.

Keep it.

Stefan
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-10-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,119
Posted By skahde
Matthias Schneege from ILFORD Imaging GmbH,...

Matthias Schneege from ILFORD Imaging GmbH, Germany offered some deeper insight into this topic some years ago. Following his notion, a purple cast on the negatives is not a sign of underfixing and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-10-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,119
Posted By skahde
Works as designed. No need not worry. 1. No as...

Works as designed. No need not worry.

1. No as long as you have a look at the clearing time and double or triple that.
2. Yes, but not for the fix
3. Don't let the film sit longer than neccessary...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-10-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 910
Posted By skahde
Just read on. He openly states that for making a...

Just read on. He openly states that for making a fast buck they would have had to shut down production and sell the brand. Not much news here.

With respect to new products he clearly refuses to say...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-08-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 852
Posted By skahde
In fact, this is the issue and the way out is to...

In fact, this is the issue and the way out is to use the correct condenser for the lens or vice versa. With Dursts using a "bigger" condenser with a shorter lens doesn't work. Been there, done...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-06-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 729
Posted By skahde
As composing close up might involve some relevant...

As composing close up might involve some relevant going back and forth I compose first, focus, recompose a the fixed distance and shoot. But this is with a 35mm. With a 21mm and stopped down I'd just...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-05-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 933
Posted By skahde
Same here. Bougth a Kiev 4am from Alexphoto and...

Same here. Bougth a Kiev 4am from Alexphoto and it works like a charm. His rating of the condition was not exaggerated by any standard I'm aware of.

Stefan
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-04-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 1,281
Posted By skahde
You recommended this to me in an eralier thread...

You recommended this to me in an eralier thread and I take the oppurtunity to say "thank you!". Works really well unless you have the camera on a short strap around your neck. :D

Stefan
Forum: RFF Polls 02-26-2008
Replies: 92
Views: 9,363
Posted By skahde
Hood for a bumper, filters for a purpose....

Hood for a bumper, filters for a purpose. Protection is not one of them.

When I started I had UVs and 1As on every lens and ran into trouble with reflections, double-pictures of bright objects and...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-25-2008
Replies: 160
Views: 23,603
Posted By skahde
Here is my nightmare: I have to move and the new...

Here is my nightmare: I have to move and the new place has no room for a darkroom. No place for the enlarger or trays. I have to sell everything and move to hybrid or digital. Then a 1000 ton weight...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-21-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 1,036
Posted By skahde
Search the forum for reliable sellers of gear...

Search the forum for reliable sellers of gear from the former USSR. I dealt with with leon1965 and alexphoto Within the last months and the gear was as described and perfoms as expected. Payment was...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-17-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By skahde
As you can see in the pictures, you have more...

As you can see in the pictures, you have more density in the neg (less in the print) where there are sprocket holes. Common logic has it, that this is caused by to much agitation but things are bit...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-13-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By skahde
Thank you to everyone for their input. I tried...

Thank you to everyone for their input. I tried Brian's recommendation but unfortunately nothing changed and the spring loaded back part of the lens seemed to slide freely anyway (except when not...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-13-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By skahde
Jupiter 12 on Kiev: Smooth off camera, rough on camera.

Yesterday I received a used Jupiter 12 from 1970 together with the corresponding finder. Off the camera the lens focusses 100% smooth as it has been recently relubed. But when I put it on the camera...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-11-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,195
Posted By skahde
On the topic of Hasselblad. All lenses for...

On the topic of Hasselblad. All lenses for Hasselblad carrying the Zeiss label are made by Zeiss Oberkochen, Germany. As of today, Zeiss only lists three lenses as beeing currently in production....
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-06-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,468
Posted By skahde
Yesterday it went like... Take exposed film from...

Yesterday it went like...

Take exposed film from 10k kilometer journey
Spool in film and load automated processor
Fill solutions into processor
Start processor

Come back an hour later to find out...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-04-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 633
Posted By skahde
I went out with a child at one hand last sunday ...

I went out with a child at one hand last sunday and could take some photographs with the Kiev as my daughter wasn't too bouncy that day. I wound the film by holding the camera normally, pressing...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-04-2008
Replies: 92
Views: 15,582
Posted By skahde
I use all three types: The spot when the cam is...

I use all three types: The spot when the cam is on a tripod and there is lots of contrast, the incident-metering, when the subject is too far from 18% reflection and reflected-light measurements with...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-04-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,497
Posted By skahde
Add to that minimal falloff. Taken together, an...

Add to that minimal falloff. Taken together, an enlarging lens is fun to work with if it fulfills the above criteria. If it doesn't, trouble kicks in and the fun is gone pretty fast: Dark corners,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-03-2008
Replies: 106
Views: 8,265
Posted By skahde
I have been quite surprised with mine. Blows some...

I have been quite surprised with mine. Blows some serious competition out of the water with respect to rendering of fine detail. On the downside, it doesnt't like to have the sun inside the frame and...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-03-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 1,430
Posted By skahde
http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=...

http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150211336737

On topic: The best FSU lenses approach sharpness and resolution of some Leica lenses of the mandler era. But colour and flare...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-03-2008
Replies: 106
Views: 8,265
Posted By skahde
I have an early Zorki 4 and a Kiev 4am. The...

I have an early Zorki 4 and a Kiev 4am. The finder of the Z4 is bigger and brighter, yes. I find it much easier to focus the Kiev in low-light conditions, however. Its rangefinder has much more...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-31-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By skahde
But many start suffering from sticky shutters...

But many start suffering from sticky shutters these days. Had this happen to me and read it more than once in descriptions on evilbay, so count in a CLA.

Stefan
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-31-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 900
Posted By skahde
Don't mess with what worked for you on the...

Don't mess with what worked for you on the processing side and just ignore that puny 1/3rd stop. Increasing the development time will have more effect on contrast than speed. And if you increase to...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-30-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By skahde
Strange Kiev 4a/am intermediate

I found this strange example of a Kiev on that auction site which seems to be an intermediate between a 4a and 4am. It has a black speed dial, marking every speed in a different colour, a black...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-21-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 770
Posted By skahde
Are you opening the cans and taking the whole...

Are you opening the cans and taking the whole roll out of the can before spooling it? That's how I got rid of the slight scratches I always had with my slides (I do my own E6 processing). No problem...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-19-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,081
Posted By skahde
Payed a lot more for my sample and also got more...

Payed a lot more for my sample and also got more when selling it. If it is in good shape, don't let it go.

Stefan
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-19-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,081
Posted By skahde
The lens doesn't handle to well as it is very...

The lens doesn't handle to well as it is very long and a bit front-heavy. Sharpness and contrast were high for a lens of its era but colour a bit muted in comparison to more contemporary Leica-glass....
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-19-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By skahde
Oleg's domain

Anyone noticed that Oleg's domain okvintagecamera.com has expired? Someone knowing his address schould give him a hint.

Stefan
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-14-2008
Replies: 83
Views: 2,055
Posted By skahde
No, as matter of fact. But on the Nocti. I...

No, as matter of fact.

But on the Nocti. I considered to get one when there were several bargains at around 1500 EUR and the exchange rate was more like 1:1 to the USD. After thinking twice I...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-14-2008
Replies: 65
Views: 2,052
Posted By skahde
You can solve the problem by adopting a film and...

You can solve the problem by adopting a film and process which will give you a higher EI or buy using that faster lens. Either way it's a tradeoff and the Nokton is not the magic bullet to solve all...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-12-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,196
Posted By skahde
With an SLR the flange of the bayonet is more...

With an SLR the flange of the bayonet is more distant to the film plane than on a rangefinder. Using the right adapters, which exists, you will be able to mount the Summitar on your Pentax but the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-11-2008
Replies: 124
Views: 52,457
Posted By skahde
Bad news for anyone in the UK or EU looking for...

Bad news for anyone in the UK or EU looking for competent service. Steve Ash has shut down his service:
"As from 10th January 2008 I have closed the Contax Repair Service...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-08-2008
Replies: 64
Views: 1,451
Posted By skahde
Another verse to that song could be "If you're a...

Another verse to that song could be "If you're a pro: use whatever pays your bills. If you'r e an amateur: use whatever scratches your itch." Not counting the in-betweens.

best

Stefan
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-07-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By skahde
Used to have the Summicron 35/2 (Version IV) and...

Used to have the Summicron 35/2 (Version IV) and the late tabbed Summicron 50mm. They are a perfect match, especially as both are tabbed, small and light. Contrast, resolution and colour ...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-07-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 843
Posted By skahde
On a sailboat with a cabin it is rather easy to...

On a sailboat with a cabin it is rather easy to keep a camera dry and there is little risk for it to go overboard. Except really bad weather, where you start to get more concerned about the boat and...
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