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Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-14-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 1,749
Posted By Harry Lime
Obviously scanners didn't exist for the first...

Obviously scanners didn't exist for the first century and then some of analog photography, but given that we now live in the internet age we really need an affordable way of obtaining a high quality...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-14-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 1,749
Posted By Harry Lime
The lower end Plustek and Reflecta units are...

The lower end Plustek and Reflecta units are pretty good and better than a flatbed, but not quite as good as the Nikon 5000/9000ED were.

Kodak should extract their head from their backside and...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-12-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 1,749
Posted By Harry Lime
I'm not so sure about that. I have an X5 and...

I'm not so sure about that. I have an X5 and short of a well executed drum scan I have never seen better IQ from a scanner. I've seen DSLR scans and as good as they are I have yet to see one that's...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-12-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 1,749
Posted By Harry Lime
I had no idea that anyone was still making drum...

I had no idea that anyone was still making drum scanners. That's good news.


Although the X3/X5 have an edge with volume scanning given that you can get automatic feeders for slides etc.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-12-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 1,749
Posted By Harry Lime
Hasselblad X3 and X5 discontinued

The last two high end film scanners in production have a just been discontinued due to the unavailability of certain parts.

That's a pretty big blow to institutions and professionals who relied on...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-04-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,814
Posted By Harry Lime
In my experience the M10 meter works fine if you...

In my experience the M10 meter works fine if you have time to adjust. Like you said you need to decide what in the scene you are going to use as middle gray and go from there. Usually you can nail it...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-04-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,814
Posted By Harry Lime
I've worked for 25+ years in post production for...

I've worked for 25+ years in post production for visual effects in movies and commercials, where I have acted as a compositor and colorist. It's my job to be able to see subtle changes in luminance...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-04-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,814
Posted By Harry Lime
Practice makes perfect. It doesn't take long for...

Practice makes perfect. It doesn't take long for your eyes to pick up on that.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-04-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,814
Posted By Harry Lime
Slows you down? You take one reading on the sunny...

Slows you down? You take one reading on the sunny side of the street and one in the shadows and fire away, until the light shifts a stop or more.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-04-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,179
Posted By Harry Lime
I'm split on these editions. Obviously they are...

I'm split on these editions.

Obviously they are for people with far too much money and I'm going to live it at that to be polite. Unfortunately that image rubs off on the rest of us serious shooters...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-04-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,814
Posted By Harry Lime
A handheld meter is almost a necessity with the...

A handheld meter is almost a necessity with the Leica M10 (or any other digital M).

The built in metering system is rather basic and can be unpredictable and inconsistent. I found hat using a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-03-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,070
Posted By Harry Lime
The metering system is a more sophisticated...

The metering system is a more sophisticated variant of what is used in the M6/M6ttl/M7/MP etc.

Because it's not a 'smart' matrix metering system, but more of an averaging system it can be fooled by...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-03-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,070
Posted By Harry Lime
I'm shooting a mix of film and digital....

I'm shooting a mix of film and digital.

Film:

M2, M4, M6ttl, M7, R8, R6.2, Nikon F3, FM
Rolleiflex 2.8 / Hasselblad 503cx

Well, I still love film. But I do hate scanning and our options have...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-02-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 2,744
Posted By Harry Lime
I have no idea what stop he was shooting at. I'm...

I have no idea what stop he was shooting at. I'm trying to illustrate that he was working with very slow film (25-50asa) in the early morning hours of an overcast, rainy day. Hence he probably was...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-02-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 2,744
Posted By Harry Lime
The name change was for two reasons. First, he...

The name change was for two reasons.

First, he wasn't having any luck breaking into the photo business as Endre Friedmann. So, Greta made up the fictional character of Robert Capa, who supposedly...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-01-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 2,744
Posted By Harry Lime
Late to the conversation, but a few...

Late to the conversation, but a few thoughts…


As far as the 'blur' of the photos is concerned.

For starters it has to be kept in mind that Capa was probably shooting with 25 or 50 asa film....
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-01-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 2,744
Posted By Harry Lime
Amen. Thank you.

Amen.

Thank you.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-29-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By Harry Lime
Minamata movie

https://variety.com/2018/film/markets-festivals/johnny-depp-photographer-minamata-1202989438/


New movie staring Johnny Depp as Eugene Smith shooting the Minimata project.

On this project Eugene...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-23-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 22,113
Posted By Harry Lime
Well, there are some legitimate technical issues...

Well, there are some legitimate technical issues with some of these cameras. The M4-2 has a less than stellar reputation for reliability and the M8 is a technical train wreck.

The problem with the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-23-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 22,113
Posted By Harry Lime
M4-2 I had mine serviced twice and in the end the...

M4-2
I had mine serviced twice and in the end the shutter failed completely. Both of my service technicians had little good to say about the camera.

M8
The inaccuracy of the frame lines alone was a...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 10-09-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,809
Posted By Harry Lime
Came across this old thread and for the heck of...

Came across this old thread and for the heck of it I googled Hauptarchiv der NSDAP, München.

That translates to:
Central Archive of the NSDAP, Munich (Germany)

Well, it turns out this was an actual...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-28-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 3,140
Posted By Harry Lime
You would really think that Kodak would be all...

You would really think that Kodak would be all over this...

For film to survive in the digital era you need to be able to get it into a computer and then onto the net.

Kodak should design a direct...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-25-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 310
Posted By Harry Lime
Leica SF 40

I just purchased a SF 40 flash and noticed that the exposure compensation dial on the back (right side) feels a little flimsy. The one on the left feels fine. Is this normal or did I get a lemon?...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-19-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,192
Posted By Harry Lime
1) A digital Leica M with an advanced matrix...

1) A digital Leica M with an advanced matrix metering system and a dual gain readout sensor that will give me the same highlight roll off as film. It also shouldn't be priced like a used car, because...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-04-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 854
Posted By Harry Lime
Hey I've been crazy busy for a while and got...

Hey

I've been crazy busy for a while and got side tracked from shooting. But I'm back to stalking the streets with a freshly CLA'd Leica... :-)
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-02-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 854
Posted By Harry Lime
Winogrand documentary

www.winograndthefilm.com

Coming to NYC Sep 19 and LA Sep 28

More cities to follow.
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 08-24-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,809
Posted By Harry Lime
I’d start by checking the serial number for the...

I’d start by checking the serial number for the date of manufacture.
Then I would check to see if that archive actually existed.
Forum: Travel 08-12-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1,740
Posted By Harry Lime
I agree with a lot of this except the part about...

I agree with a lot of this except the part about the company shuttles. They don't block city buses on purpose and take thousands of cars off the road every day and cut down on pollution.

I get it...
Forum: Travel 08-11-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1,740
Posted By Harry Lime
I actually live in SF and while I enjoy being...

I actually live in SF and while I enjoy being here we have some very real problems, with street hygiene in many areas being at the top of the list.

Obviously the tenderloin is at the top of that...
Forum: Travel 08-11-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1,740
Posted By Harry Lime
Certain streets of the Tenderloin and Mission are...

Certain streets of the Tenderloin and Mission are wall to wall homeless and junkies, but during the day they seem to be on their best behavior and aren't a threat to pedestrians, except asking for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-19-2018
Replies: 126
Views: 5,768
Posted By Harry Lime
In no particular order Nikon F2 Nikon F3 Nikon...

In no particular order


Nikon F2
Nikon F3
Nikon FM series
Leicaflex SL/SL2
Canon F-1/n

Any of the pro Nikon / Canon bodies F4/5/6/F100 Canon 1-v etc
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-13-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 2,006
Posted By Harry Lime
Hey Bill. I tried it and it works fairly well....

Hey Bill. I tried it and it works fairly well. You will still get blown highlights if the brightest areas exceed what the sensor is capable of capturing above 18% gray, where as a more sophisticated...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-12-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 2,006
Posted By Harry Lime
I still have my M240 and after some time with it...

I still have my M240 and after some time with it I have come to the conclusion that the digital M is a camera in search of a more sophisticated metering system.

The M series essentially still use...
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-09-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 948
Posted By Harry Lime
Just leave it alone. Lenses are ground to...

Just leave it alone. Lenses are ground to extremely precise tolerances on specialized machines. Depending on the size of the lens we are taking hundreds or thousands of an inch or more. If you do it...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-12-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,061
Posted By Harry Lime
Give Red Dot Cameras a call. They are near the...

Give Red Dot Cameras a call. They are near the British museum.

There is also CRR Luton, bedfordshire 7790627778

I highly advise against servicing the lens yourself, unless you own an optical bench...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-05-2017
Replies: 130
Views: 5,879
Posted By Harry Lime
Mint Leica IIIc with 3.5/50 Elmar at a garage...

Mint Leica IIIc with 3.5/50 Elmar at a garage sale. It's been a few years, but I think I paid $100 for it. It had sat in a drawer for a few decades after the owner purchased it in Germany in the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-28-2017
Replies: 185
Views: 11,534
Posted By Harry Lime
Good thing I only shoot black and white...

Good thing I only shoot black and white...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-16-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 999
Posted By Harry Lime
Have a look...

Have a look here

http://www.filmscanner.info/en/BraunFS120.html
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-11-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,312
Posted By Harry Lime
They switched to UV cured glue starting with the...

They switched to UV cured glue starting with the M4.

Could be de-silvering. How does it look though the viewfinder? Any problems?

Lutton in the UK can apparently re-silver the prism...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-15-2017
Replies: 323
Views: 25,242
Posted By Harry Lime
Leica M Digital Great cameras and the M9 / 240 /...

Leica M Digital

Great cameras and the M9 / 240 / M10 are real M cameras in every way. Unfortunately that includes the very primitive metering system which is very easily fooled and leads to blown...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-10-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 2,912
Posted By Harry Lime
Starting with the M6 Leica changed the frame...

Starting with the M6 Leica changed the frame lines to show what you will get on your negative at the closest framing distance from 1 m to 0.7m (70cm). This change occurred around the time of the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-30-2017
Replies: 336
Views: 80,728
Posted By Harry Lime
Hmmm, I watched the video of the film...

Hmmm, I watched the video of the film transport.

Why not just use a large diameter drum that would rotate above the camera? That's how Imacon / Hasselblad does it. I could even contain the light...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-01-2017
Replies: 72
Views: 8,271
Posted By Harry Lime
I've had my M7 (.72) since about a year after it...

I've had my M7 (.72) since about a year after it came out. Mine is a very early one and I had the condenser upgrade added to the RF to fix the viewfinder flare. The first two batches were missing the...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-16-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 50,360
Posted By Harry Lime
I just came across this thread and read the very,...

I just came across this thread and read the very, very sad news.

I never had the pleasure of meeting Tom in person, but knew him from the RFF and various other sites for many, many years. Tom was...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-19-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 1,441
Posted By Harry Lime
Be very careful with lubricants. Some types will...

Be very careful with lubricants. Some types will migrate across the surface of the metal and can leach into the glass which would ruin the lens.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 10-26-2016
Replies: 162
Views: 26,083
Posted By Harry Lime
Hey Cal Would you say that the quality of the...

Hey Cal

Would you say that the quality of the prints you are getting out of the Pro version is better than the K7 version?

I would be running this on a 2880.

The one pass gloss feature seems like...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-03-2016
Replies: 353
Views: 23,325
Posted By Harry Lime
Nikon F / Leica M4 (tie) Nikon F3HP Rolleiflex...

Nikon F / Leica M4 (tie)
Nikon F3HP
Rolleiflex 2.8F
Hasselblad 5xx
Forum: Travel 06-22-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,636
Posted By Harry Lime
Kodak Tri-X. Rate it between 200 and 1250. If...

Kodak Tri-X. Rate it between 200 and 1250.

If you rate it at 400 and have a fast lens you'll be able to shoot all day and into the night ([email protected] 1/30th).
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-09-2016
Replies: 95
Views: 9,707
Posted By Harry Lime
Pain in the rear end aka PIA. Trying to imagine...

Pain in the rear end aka PIA.

Trying to imagine the framing of a 35 on the M3. Not the romantic notion of going back to basics.

All of 'those guys' jumped on the M2 when it came out for good...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-09-2016
Replies: 95
Views: 9,707
Posted By Harry Lime
The idea sounds romantic, but in practice it is...

The idea sounds romantic, but in practice it is in all likelihood going to turn out to be a PIA.

Keep in mind that the 50mm frame lines on the M3 look very different than on a regular M... They...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-08-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,231
Posted By Harry Lime
Harry Fleenor overhauled my GX a few years ago,...

Harry Fleenor overhauled my GX a few years ago, but maybe he no longer services them.

I purchased the GX as a demo unit, so it was essentially new. The dials and in particular the shutter release...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-07-2016
Replies: 95
Views: 9,707
Posted By Harry Lime
The M3 does not have frame lines for a 35mm. It...

The M3 does not have frame lines for a 35mm. It starts at 50mm (50/90/135)

If you want to shoot 35 and 50 go for an M2/M4/M4-P. These are meterless.
Or get an m6/M6ttl/M7/MP and leave the battery...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-05-2016
Replies: 95
Views: 9,707
Posted By Harry Lime
Depends on what focal length you shoot. If you...

Depends on what focal length you shoot.

If you shoot a 35mm any M model will be just fine. In that case the M6/M6ttl is hard to beat. They are relatively cheap and indestructible.

If you shoot a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-05-2016
Replies: 185
Views: 25,030
Posted By Harry Lime
Not really. It's called 'preventive maintenance'....

Not really. It's called 'preventive maintenance'. Most of these camera are decades old and need a full overhaul. Lubricants dry up and breakdown.

Would you fire up a 20 year old car without an...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-02-2016
Replies: 185
Views: 25,030
Posted By Harry Lime
Have you ever seen the inside of an F2? It's a...

Have you ever seen the inside of an F2? It's a very heavy duty camera and Nikon's reputation didn't just appear out of thin air. They were workhorses of the news business for decades.

PS: Sover...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-01-2016
Replies: 185
Views: 25,030
Posted By Harry Lime
I also have an R6.2 and it really is one of the...

I also have an R6.2 and it really is one of the best mechanical SLR ever made. It's a super compact little jewel of a camera with a brilliant viewfinder. I've had mine for about 10 years and it's...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-01-2016
Replies: 185
Views: 25,030
Posted By Harry Lime
In no particular order Leicaflex SL Nikon F2 /...

In no particular order

Leicaflex SL
Nikon F2 / FM
Canon F1

Pentax K1000 (high school students couldn't kill these...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-23-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 80,728
Posted By Harry Lime
Hmmmm http://www.teledynedalsa.com/imaging/produc...

Hmmmm

http://www.teledynedalsa.com/imaging/products/cameras/selector/?model=Line+Scan
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-23-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 80,728
Posted By Harry Lime
It would be pretty, but the materials involved...

It would be pretty, but the materials involved could become a dust magnet or a source of contamination. I would prefer something simple like a plastic or metal case...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-13-2016
Replies: 109
Views: 12,394
Posted By Harry Lime
Same here. I bought an M4-2 very cheaply and sent...

Same here. I bought an M4-2 very cheaply and sent it to Sherry for a full overhaul, including shutter blind replacement and she swapped out the plastic frame counter for a metal one.

Sherry spent a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-03-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,165
Posted By Harry Lime
I would send it to Don Goldberg (DAG). He can...

I would send it to Don Goldberg (DAG). He can service it for a reasonable amount of money. You need an optical bench to collimate the lens for proper focus.

www.dagcamera.com


It's a very nice...
Forum: RFF News 08-08-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 11,465
Posted By Harry Lime
By the way as an M240 owner there are far more...

By the way as an M240 owner there are far more pressing issues that Leica should be trying to solve. First and foremost is the metering system in the M. It's far too primitive and 'dumb' for a...
Forum: RFF News 08-08-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 11,465
Posted By Harry Lime
I have nothing against Leica making an EVF AF...

I have nothing against Leica making an EVF AF camera, as long as it doesn't mean the death of the mechanical RF M series.

You are correct that they need more 'modern' cameras to please some of...
Forum: RFF News 08-08-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 11,465
Posted By Harry Lime
You can scale focus with an AF lens, but it's...

You can scale focus with an AF lens, but it's more difficult than with a manual focus lens, because the focus throw is much shorter and a lot of the manufacturers have removed the distance scales....
Forum: RFF News 08-08-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 11,465
Posted By Harry Lime
I'm sorry, but there isn't an EVF on the market...

I'm sorry, but there isn't an EVF on the market that does not lag. They have improved but they still aren't fast enough to keep up with a shooter raising the camera to his eye in a split second to...
Forum: RFF News 08-07-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 11,465
Posted By Harry Lime
Yes, they should rush forward and produce another...

Yes, they should rush forward and produce another also-ran mirrorless EVF AF camera and get annihilated in a price war with their Japanese competitors. I really look forward to shooting street...
Forum: RFF News 08-07-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 11,465
Posted By Harry Lime
Unless the sensor was developed by Sony for Leica.

Unless the sensor was developed by Sony for Leica.
Forum: RFF News 08-04-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 11,465
Posted By Harry Lime
I can't imagine Leica dropping the traditional...

I can't imagine Leica dropping the traditional mechanical RF M model. They would be cutting their own throat.

If anything this probably is an additional line. They should drop the T and stick with...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-30-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 6,782
Posted By Harry Lime
Practically speaking: Domke F6 Personal...

Practically speaking: Domke F6

Personal favorite: Billingham L2
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-27-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 4,293
Posted By Harry Lime
If you have the money the Zeiss ZF 1.4/50 Planar...

If you have the money the Zeiss ZF 1.4/50 Planar is probably he best high speed 50mm in F-mount.

The Nikkor AIS 1.4/50 is a close second, but I feel the tonality is not as nice and it has a little...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 07-26-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 5,998
Posted By Harry Lime
Tri-X @1250 in Diafine is about the best you are...

Tri-X @1250 in Diafine is about the best you are going to get out of that film. Especially if the Diafine has been 'ripened' with a dozen rolls. The true speed of Tri-x is about 400.

Tmax 400-2...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-26-2015
Replies: 109
Views: 63,714
Posted By Harry Lime
I've owned the 2/28 for a few years now and only...

I've owned the 2/28 for a few years now and only have good things to say about it. It is very sharp at all stops and quite flare resistant. The tonality is superb and reminds me a lot of Leica glass...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-24-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 8,592
Posted By Harry Lime
I used to have a M6ttl .85 and found it very...

I used to have a M6ttl .85 and found it very difficult to see all of the 35mm framlines, in particular at the bottom. I don't wear glasses and have 20/20 vision. Eventually I had the camera converted...
Forum: Film vs Digital 07-02-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 8,094
Posted By Harry Lime
I have a M240 and have been shooting M film...

I have a M240 and have been shooting M film bodies for many years.

M240

PRO
- Switch ISO on the fly
- low light performance
- Color or BW
- Convenience (no scanning)
- Frame lines frame more...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-19-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 8,110
Posted By Harry Lime
A) M4 B) The M3 hs no 35mm frame lines. C)...

A) M4
B) The M3 hs no 35mm frame lines.
C) Reloading the M3 spindle is slow, if you're in a hurry.
D) M2

I'm also not fond of the round corner 50 markings. Other than that it's a great camera.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-04-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 4,494
Posted By Harry Lime
I have a 240 and spent some time with the M9....

I have a 240 and spent some time with the M9. There is little doubt that the 240 is the better camera, which you would hope it is, since it's a newer model.

The operating speed is greatly improved...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-06-2015
Replies: 59
Views: 7,806
Posted By Harry Lime
Round corners on some old slides.

Round corners on some old slides.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-07-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 11,210
Posted By Harry Lime
i've been buying demo Leica bodies and lenses...

i've been buying demo Leica bodies and lenses since the 1990s

My 240 was a demo unit.

I'm not just talking about myself here, but the big picture and how it affects Leica and other people....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-07-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 11,210
Posted By Harry Lime
As far as depreciation goes here are a few...

As far as depreciation goes here are a few thoughts

At roughly $8000 up front getting in to the 240 is a pretty big hurdle for most people to clear in the first place. If the camera depreciates 50%...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-07-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 11,210
Posted By Harry Lime
The Hasselblad is an entirely different beast in...

The Hasselblad is an entirely different beast in a different market. You really can't compare the two.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-04-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 11,210
Posted By Harry Lime
I purchased a demo 240 a while back a good price...

I purchased a demo 240 a while back a good price and here is my personal take on Leica. For the record I'm coming up on 20 years with the M series.

a) they have completely priced themselves out of...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-13-2015
Replies: 757
Views: 202,617
Posted By Harry Lime
True. R, G, B are never the same sharpness....

True. R, G, B are never the same sharpness. Usually blue or red are the softest.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 12-20-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 5,401
Posted By Harry Lime
Is it just me or does the focus ring with...

Is it just me or does the focus ring with infinity stop remind anyone else of the one that is on the Elmar 3.5/50?
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-19-2014
Replies: 183
Views: 26,972
Posted By Harry Lime
By accident. A long time ago when I decided to...

By accident.

A long time ago when I decided to get 'serious' about photography I went to the local camera shop to get 'real' camera. This seemed to mean something like an F90, UV filter, zoom,...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-19-2014
Replies: 111
Views: 10,902
Posted By Harry Lime
Polaroids are pretty harmless in comparison to...

Polaroids are pretty harmless in comparison to reviewing and pixel peeping the actual 'negative' on large monitor. Polaroids were a tiny, course sketch that vaguely resembled the final image. Today...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-14-2014
Replies: 111
Views: 10,902
Posted By Harry Lime
Obviously there are varying degrees going on of...

Obviously there are varying degrees going on of what I have described and how out of control things can get depends on the talent being photographed, how much pull the photographer has and how they...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-14-2014
Replies: 111
Views: 10,902
Posted By Harry Lime
These days very few photographers have the pull...

These days very few photographers have the pull to avoid or limit that circus. But everyone has to put up with it to a certain extent, simply because you can't work otherwise. It's just what the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-14-2014
Replies: 111
Views: 10,902
Posted By Harry Lime
First off I think off her comments are among the...

First off I think off her comments are among the more insightful that I've heard in a long time.

Photo shoots and especially commercial ones, aren't what they used to be and that has everything to...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-11-2014
Replies: 111
Views: 10,902
Posted By Harry Lime
Keira Knightley on Film Photog. vs Digital Photog.

“I’ve noticed that the people who started on film still have the ability to see the person in front of them. Whereas for a lot of photographers who have only ever worked in digital, the relationship...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-16-2014
Replies: 176
Views: 24,057
Posted By Harry Lime
I just wish Leica would offer the old 1 meter...

I just wish Leica would offer the old 1 meter frame lines from the pre-M6 bodies.

The framing accuracy of the current .7 meter markings stink.

No meter is not an issue for me personally. I rarely...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-15-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 23,995
Posted By Harry Lime
Nikonscan was fairly idiot proof in use and...

Nikonscan was fairly idiot proof in use and produced excellent results.

The Vuescan GUI looks like something from the early 1990's, but it produces excellent results. It's also cheap and Ed is a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-11-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 3,263
Posted By Harry Lime
After many years with Nikon, I am getting...

After many years with Nikon, I am getting seriously frustrated by their almost complete elimination of the option to swap out the focusing screen.

I have a D600 and it's not an option.
Neither for...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-24-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 6,317
Posted By Harry Lime
I am aware of one other photographer, but they...

I am aware of one other photographer, but they do not appear to have left the landing craft they were on. There is a famous shot taken from the steering house looking down the bow of the landing...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-24-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 6,317
Posted By Harry Lime
Here we go, again. First off John Morris is not...

Here we go, again.

First off John Morris is not a lab technician, but a picture editor. I work in a technical field and we constantly deal with people who have some tech knowledge and believe they...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-18-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 6,588
Posted By Harry Lime
Let's hope that Leica has the wisdom to basically...

Let's hope that Leica has the wisdom to basically make it a stripped down 240 without video, EVF shoe, LED frame lines etc. Same features as the M-E, but with the guts of a 240 (and that includes the...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-10-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 3,136
Posted By Harry Lime
Not bad... Less recognizable than a Domke and...

Not bad...

Less recognizable than a Domke and less country club looking than a Billingham.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 06-10-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 4,710
Posted By Harry Lime
Why not just shoot Stephen Gandy an email and ask...

Why not just shoot Stephen Gandy an email and ask him for advice?

www.cameraquest.com
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-29-2014
Replies: 269
Views: 57,727
Posted By Harry Lime
I ended up getting the Pakon after one too many...

I ended up getting the Pakon after one too many beatings trying to sort through dozens of rolls from a heavy shoot. I followed a band around for about a week and had to go through 68 rolls on my...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-19-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,581
Posted By Harry Lime
Do you have an optical bench to collimate the...

Do you have an optical bench to collimate the lens again? If not I would send it in for a cleaning. Leica is to expensive, but there are others who are far more reasonable.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-08-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 11,335
Posted By Harry Lime
The Plustek scanner can capture all the dynamic...

The Plustek scanner can capture all the dynamic range of a negative if you use the HDR function in Silverfast and it will be sharper than a flatbed.
I found the Plustek units to be not quite as good...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-04-2013
Replies: 129
Views: 13,401
Posted By Harry Lime
Leica Summilux-M ASPH 1.4/35 Leica Summilux-M...

Leica Summilux-M ASPH 1.4/35
Leica Summilux-M 1.4/50 (last pre-asph)
Leica Summicron DR 2/50
Nikkor-H.C Auto 1.8/85 (F-mount)
Nikkor-H.C Auto 2/50 (F-mount)
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 11-25-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,956
Posted By Harry Lime
thanks everyone for the suggestions.

thanks everyone for the suggestions.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 11-25-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,956
Posted By Harry Lime
Oh, yeah. Of course....

Oh, yeah. Of course....
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-25-2013
Replies: 81
Views: 20,763
Posted By Harry Lime
I just got a Pakon and here is my take on it. It...

I just got a Pakon and here is my take on it.

It is insanely fast. You can scan an entire roll of 36 frames in about 2 minutes at 3000x2000. The kodak color science is pretty incredible and the new...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-24-2013
Replies: 81
Views: 20,763
Posted By Harry Lime
The Nikon 5000 and 9000 have been out of...

The Nikon 5000 and 9000 have been out of production for a few years now.

If you are looking for new high end scanner you really only have three choices.

If money is not object the Hasselblad X1...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-24-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 9,058
Posted By Harry Lime
I wonder when he switched or added one. In the...

I wonder when he switched or added one. In the most recent clips of him working on the streets of New York he is clearly using a film M. It could be an MP. Where did you read about the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-23-2013
Replies: 269
Views: 57,727
Posted By Harry Lime
Question. So, I got my 135 up and running on my...

Question. So, I got my 135 up and running on my Mac and XP etc

I don't seem to be able to export or maybe even scan images at 16bit. I can't get it to scan higher than 8bit.

I am scanning Tri-X,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-23-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 9,058
Posted By Harry Lime
I think Bruce Gilden is still shooting film for a...

I think Bruce Gilden is still shooting film for a lot of his work.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-22-2013
Replies: 96
Views: 11,574
Posted By Harry Lime
Heavily used cameras that were made in Western...

Heavily used cameras that were made in Western Europe and got trapped behind the Iron Curtain for a few decades have always intrigued me. The value of such a camera to a photographer must have been...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-22-2013
Replies: 96
Views: 11,574
Posted By Harry Lime
My oldest is a IIIc circa 1946/47? Early post war...

My oldest is a IIIc circa 1946/47? Early post war batch. Bought it at a garage sale with a 50 Elmar from a woman, who's husband got it while stationed in Germany. The camera sat in a drawer for a few...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-21-2013
Replies: 188
Views: 33,873
Posted By Harry Lime
Anything wider than a 28 or longer than a 90.

Anything wider than a 28 or longer than a 90.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 11-21-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,956
Posted By Harry Lime
West coast, but I'm wiling to ship to anywhere in...

West coast, but I'm wiling to ship to anywhere in the US or Canada.
They just need to be reliable. I do some paid work with my cameras and need the Don Goldberg of Nikon shops. :-)
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 11-21-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,956
Posted By Harry Lime
Nikon repair in US?

Can anyone recommend a reliable Nikon repair shop in the US?

My F is dead and the film advance clutch in my F2 is starting to slip (out of a 36 frame roll it usually jams around frame 28).

Thanks...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-21-2013
Replies: 104
Views: 11,869
Posted By Harry Lime
F /F2 /F3-P's/FM Can anyone recommend a reliable...

F /F2 /F3-P's/FM

Can anyone recommend a reliable Nikon repair shop in the US?
My F is dead and the film advance clutch in my F2 is starting to slip (out of a 36 frame roll it usually jams around...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-20-2013
Replies: 104
Views: 11,869
Posted By Harry Lime
oh, man... that picture is a thing of...

oh, man... that picture is a thing of beauty...

But i know what you mean...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-18-2013
Replies: 2,107
Views: 387,685
Posted By Harry Lime
Double-X in 4x5,...

Double-X in 4x5, anyone?

http://www.apug.org/forums/forum37/124654-kodak-double-x.html
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-18-2013
Replies: 269
Views: 57,727
Posted By Harry Lime
thanks for that. That is similar to what my setup...

thanks for that. That is similar to what my setup will be.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-18-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 3,863
Posted By Harry Lime
Favorite: M4. The M2 is a close second,...

Favorite: M4.

The M2 is a close second, because of the spindle.

Dark Horse: MP3
Supposedly this camera has the 1 meter frameline mask, like the M2/M4/M5/M4-2 and some M4-P. And you get a meter...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-18-2013
Replies: 269
Views: 57,727
Posted By Harry Lime
What flavor of XP are you all running with the...

What flavor of XP are you all running with the Pakon software?

Does it require a specific service pack (1,2,3?)?
Are you running XP Pro? Home? XP64?

I'm going to try and run XP on my mac in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-18-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,781
Posted By Harry Lime
I really, really need to get my F repaired...

I really, really need to get my F repaired...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 11-17-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 15,885
Posted By Harry Lime
I have two Ultron 2/28 - The bargain of the...

I have two

Ultron 2/28 - The bargain of the decade. Very, very happy with it.

Skopar 4/21 - This is the original version in LTM. I rarely use it and it needs to be stopped down to about f8-f11 to...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-17-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 10,204
Posted By Harry Lime
I have the Ultron 2/28. Great lens and for the...

I have the Ultron 2/28. Great lens and for the money it probably can't be beat. Sharp at all stops, good contrast and flare resistance. I haven't experienced any focus shift issues.

If money was no...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-15-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 9,058
Posted By Harry Lime
Unfortunately I would have to fully agree with...

Unfortunately I would have to fully agree with this...

I'm glad to see them solvent, but don't believe they had to sell their soul to achieve that.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-15-2013
Replies: 269
Views: 57,727
Posted By Harry Lime
Well, cross your fingers. I just ordered a Pakon...

Well, cross your fingers. I just ordered a Pakon 135+. Should be here in a few days and then I'll try to get it up and running.

I'm really excited about the new firmware, that will allow b/w...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-15-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 7,429
Posted By Harry Lime
Love Tri-X. I've shot pretty much everything...

Love Tri-X. I've shot pretty much everything else, but it's by far my favorite. Huge exposure range and you can push or pull it to your hearts desire. There is something about the spectral response...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-14-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,764
Posted By Harry Lime
I'm going to order one and will post results.

I'm going to order one and will post results.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-14-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,764
Posted By Harry Lime
Shutter speed tester

Has anyone tried this little unit?

http://www.echolot-online.de/PhotoPlug.html


thanks

HL
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-06-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 90,567
Posted By Harry Lime
You can swap the focusing screen on the D700 and...

You can swap the focusing screen on the D700 and D800 for a split prism. Works like a charm.

The D600 has a fixed focusing screen and there is no third part alternative available.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-06-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 90,567
Posted By Harry Lime
I second that. To make matters worse Nikon is...

I second that.



To make matters worse Nikon is restricting the sale of spare parts to third party shops, so it is unlikely that a company like Katz-eye will ever be able to develop a 3rd party...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-06-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 90,567
Posted By Harry Lime
They only still make a handful and I wouldn't be...

They only still make a handful and I wouldn't be surprised if they are new old stock or made from existing parts.

But I doubt that is the reason why. After all it even supports metering with non-AI...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-04-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 90,567
Posted By Harry Lime
I can't believe it. The retro looks, the AI tab...

I can't believe it. The retro looks, the AI tab on the mount, the big F3 style eyepiece, metering with every Nikon lens under the sun and on and on and on.

And then you read...

The focus screen is...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-02-2013
Replies: 269
Views: 57,727
Posted By Harry Lime
That is excellent news. Thanks for the info and...

That is excellent news. Thanks for the info and your pm.

I'm very tempted to find one now. Being able to scan an entire roll of Tri-x in just a few moments would be terrific.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-01-2013
Replies: 269
Views: 57,727
Posted By Harry Lime
Really? This is with a 135 and the new...

Really? This is with a 135 and the new software?
That would be amazing. Can you say which version this is and where it can be found?

thanks!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-01-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 3,555
Posted By Harry Lime
I hope adds a multipass HRD scan mode to Vuescan....

I hope adds a multipass HRD scan mode to Vuescan. I spoke to him a few months ago about this and he was convinced that a single pass was sufficient to grab all the DR on the neg. Now, we all love Ed,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-24-2013
Replies: 269
Views: 57,727
Posted By Harry Lime
That's interesting. I did a lot of research on...

That's interesting. I did a lot of research on the 135 and could not discover anything regarding bw neg support. Sure would be nice though if it did.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-13-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 5,605
Posted By Harry Lime
1998 - Leica M6ttl (black). Purchased it as a...

1998 - Leica M6ttl (black). Purchased it as a discounted demo camera from a local shop with a small ding in the baseplate. It's still going strong and goes everywhere with me.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-13-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,438
Posted By Harry Lime
If it is anodized it can't be repainted. You...

If it is anodized it can't be repainted. You described your problem as 'chipping-off. Can you describe this in more detail or post a picture?
Is it bubbling? Looking a little like the skin of a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-13-2013
Replies: 193
Views: 35,017
Posted By Harry Lime
F100 - The worst thing I can say about it is that...

F100 - The worst thing I can say about it is that it eats through batteries like there is no tomorrow, but luckily it will take AA and you just bring lots spares.

F6 - Only played with one of these...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-12-2013
Replies: 146
Views: 37,005
Posted By Harry Lime
I like the work of Ive, but I think he seriously...

I like the work of Ive, but I think he seriously missed the boat on this one. Looking at the camera it makes me wonder if they actually investigated how shooters use the M series.

Even in its...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-11-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,438
Posted By Harry Lime
The vast majority of ttl top plates are zinc, not...

The vast majority of ttl top plates are zinc, not brass. So they can't be stripped and repainted. There is a anodized top layer of black / chrome etc. and under that is a protective layer of very...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-04-2013
Replies: 97
Views: 8,983
Posted By Harry Lime
Well, he was supposedly also buried in a Viennese...

Well, he was supposedly also buried in a Viennese cemetery and we all know how that turned out.



The point is that you are losing moments, while you switch over in to manual mode instead of using...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-04-2013
Replies: 97
Views: 8,983
Posted By Harry Lime
And I stand by that. It's a camera, not your...

And I stand by that. It's a camera, not your girlfriend or boyfriend. There is no offense in calling an inanimate object 'flawed'.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-04-2013
Replies: 97
Views: 8,983
Posted By Harry Lime
Back when the M7 came out digital had not...

Back when the M7 came out digital had not completely pushed out film for news.

Many people still shoot film for longterm projects like documentaries.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-04-2013
Replies: 97
Views: 8,983
Posted By Harry Lime
Leica pushes the M7 as their documentary camera...

Leica pushes the M7 as their documentary camera for capturing fast moving action (thanks to the miracle of AE). As someone who's owned an M7 since 2006 and has shot documentary and street photography...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-04-2013
Replies: 97
Views: 8,983
Posted By Harry Lime
I don't know. I studied industrial design and it...

I don't know. I studied industrial design and it sure looks like a design flaw to me. I once pointed it out to a Leica rep and he did not exactly give me an argument that it is...., quirky.

Leica is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-04-2013
Replies: 97
Views: 8,983
Posted By Harry Lime
Just because something works exactly as it was...

Just because something works exactly as it was designed, does it mean that it is a good design. They are two different things.



That is an actual design flaw. As the seal was designed, it failed to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-04-2013
Replies: 97
Views: 8,983
Posted By Harry Lime
I agree that on the ZM the button could be closer...

I agree that on the ZM the button could be closer to the advance lever, instead of dead center. It could also be a little bigger. But at least the ZM has a button..

I don't see how the FM3a gets...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-04-2013
Replies: 97
Views: 8,983
Posted By Harry Lime
If you are taking a single shot and then move...

If you are taking a single shot and then move on, it works fine.
If you are shooting a static object, it works fine.
If you always frame the object you are using to take your 18% reading center...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-04-2013
Replies: 97
Views: 8,983
Posted By Harry Lime
Yes, until you need to take another shot of the...

Yes, until you need to take another shot of the same subject and miss the moment because you are retaking the reading you just took a few seconds ago. So you end up not using the AE, when you should...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-04-2013
Replies: 97
Views: 8,983
Posted By Harry Lime
Well, the whole point of having AE is not having...

Well, the whole point of having AE is not having to do that in a fast moving situation...



I would like a AE lock button. It would store that meter reading until you took another one. No need to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-04-2013
Replies: 97
Views: 8,983
Posted By Harry Lime
I really dislike how in the ZF finder the RF...

I really dislike how in the ZF finder the RF patch remains stationary, while the frame lines move to compensate for parallax....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-02-2013
Replies: 97
Views: 8,983
Posted By Harry Lime
I've had an M7 since about 2006 and it's been a...

I've had an M7 since about 2006 and it's been a truly great camera. Very reliable and dead quiet. Mine sips batteries (about 70 rolls per set) and the optical DX code reader hasn't given me a problem...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-27-2013
Replies: 148
Views: 8,852
Posted By Harry Lime
One more... Pentax 645 - Hugely popular with...

One more...

Pentax 645 - Hugely popular with wedding shooters. Great bang for your buck, but the interface is mostly driven by tiny buttons manipulating a tiny LCD screen. Very fidgety and
slow to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-25-2013
Replies: 148
Views: 8,852
Posted By Harry Lime
Hahahaa...

Hahahaa...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-25-2013
Replies: 148
Views: 8,852
Posted By Harry Lime
Canon 5D (original) Lousy dynamic range compared...

Canon 5D (original)

Lousy dynamic range compared to film.
Hated the command dial on the rear.
Canon cameras are very much geared towards automation (or lest they were back then.), so running it in...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-25-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,506
Posted By Harry Lime
I had my IIIc CLA'd and it's a quiet swoosh, very...

I had my IIIc CLA'd and it's a quiet swoosh, very similar to a maintained M.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-01-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,184
Posted By Harry Lime
The Summarit is very soft at f1.5. Basically it...

The Summarit is very soft at f1.5. Basically it is a coated version of the pre-war Xenon.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-30-2013
Replies: 113
Views: 32,709
Posted By Harry Lime
The collapsible is one of my favorite 50's....

The collapsible is one of my favorite 50's. Probably the best of the high resolution / medium contrast 'vintage' 50's.

I sent mine to Leica a few years ago for a full cleaning and it came back an...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-29-2013
Replies: 221
Views: 23,802
Posted By Harry Lime
The pop off back on the original F is sort of a...

The pop off back on the original F is sort of a PIA as is the tiny rewind lever. But then again it's basically a S-series rangefinder with a prismblock grafted on it and one of the earliest real SLR...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-29-2013
Replies: 221
Views: 23,802
Posted By Harry Lime
Reliability never was a problem for the SL. It's...

Reliability never was a problem for the SL. It's probably one of the tougher SLR ever made. Pricing and a non-modular design was the problem. The SL and lenses were 2-3 times more expensive.

From...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-28-2013
Replies: 221
Views: 23,802
Posted By Harry Lime
I love the F. For me it's the only camera that...

I love the F. For me it's the only camera that rivals the M4.

In many ways the F2 is more refined, practical and maybe even tougher, but there simply is something about the way the original F...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-28-2013
Replies: 221
Views: 23,802
Posted By Harry Lime
Unfortunately I dropped my F and the shutter...

Unfortunately I dropped my F and the shutter release shaft was bent.
The camera is very tough, but like everything it has it's limitations.

If anyone knows of a solid Nikon F repairman, please post...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-18-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 3,757
Posted By Harry Lime
I had the Voigtlander 1.9/28, but sold it. For...

I had the Voigtlander 1.9/28, but sold it. For starters it is quite long and intrudes a great deal on the framelines. Even more so with the hood. Aside from that it was a nice lens.

About 2 years...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-12-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 6,953
Posted By Harry Lime
Glad to hear I'm not the only one who made that...

Glad to hear I'm not the only one who made that mistake. Many years ago I came across one for $600 bucks and it was in excellent condition.


Oh, well....


;)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-12-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 6,953
Posted By Harry Lime
About 8 years ago I let a full set of vintage...

About 8 years ago I let a full set of vintage Bausch&Lomb Super Baltar pime lenses for cinema cameras (S35) slip through my hands.

It was a full set of six lenses in immaculate condition. They had...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-29-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 6,025
Posted By Harry Lime
The original F with a good 50. Maybe my all time...

The original F with a good 50. Maybe my all time favorite camera.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-27-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,949
Posted By Harry Lime
A few years ago I purchased a similar camera. It...

A few years ago I purchased a similar camera. It was purchased by a former GI in while in Germany and had sat in storage for a few decades. It came with an Elmer 3.5/50.

I can guarantee you that it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-26-2013
Replies: 97
Views: 5,792
Posted By Harry Lime
Black paint MP3 with matching Leicavit and bp E46...

Black paint MP3 with matching Leicavit and bp E46 pre-ASPH 50 Lux.

Aside from the M5, this is the only film M with a lightmeter and 1 meter frame lines. It also happens to be a very, very nice...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-10-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 864
Posted By Harry Lime
Make sure you get a 16bit scan. The tonality is...

Make sure you get a 16bit scan. The tonality is much better and of course you will have more latitude if you need to do any correction.

Some drum scanners only produce 8bit scans.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-08-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 3,137
Posted By Harry Lime
I wouldn't mind one with the rotating shutter and...

I wouldn't mind one with the rotating shutter and an optical viewfinder, like the analog PEN
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-06-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,002
Posted By Harry Lime
The lubricants are gummed up and it needs a CLA....

The lubricants are gummed up and it needs a CLA. If one shutter speed does not work, then it's pretty much guaranteed that the rest don't fire accurately either.

Try this guy. Good and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-06-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,654
Posted By Harry Lime
And the flange focal distance could be off. If...

And the flange focal distance could be off. If the distance from the rear element to the film plane is incorrect, your pictures can be out of focus.

The easiest solution is to just send it to Yye...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-05-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,654
Posted By Harry Lime
I would stop wiggling the frameline selector....

I would stop wiggling the frameline selector. You're putting a lot of stress on the spring and it may give out from metal fatigue. It really sounds like the lubricants are totally gummed up in which...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-05-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,654
Posted By Harry Lime
Many years ago I purchased an M2, that had the...

Many years ago I purchased an M2, that had the same issue when I took delivery of it.

I ended up sending it to Sherry at Golden Touch and she found two issues.

First off it hadn't been cleaned,...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-05-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,546
Posted By Harry Lime
The L2 has been my main bag since around 1997 or...

The L2 has been my main bag since around 1997 or 1999. I can't remember the exact year. It's seen almost daily use since I bought it and for my purposes it's as close as anything has ever come to...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-04-2013
Replies: 114
Views: 20,693
Posted By Harry Lime
I have a love - hate relationship with...

I have a love - hate relationship with Silverfast.

One one hand it is expensive, the interface is convoluted and the documentation is spotty. I also hate that you need get your liciense keyed for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-23-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 780
Posted By Harry Lime
Summilux-M 1.4/50 (pre-ASPH)

Summilux-M 1.4/50 (pre-ASPH)
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-22-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 16,912
Posted By Harry Lime
Go for the Plustek 8100. Every test I have ever...

Go for the Plustek 8100. Every test I have ever seen put it ahead of a flat bed for 135 format negs.
Also the 8100 comes with Silverfast 8 that has a multi-exposure / HDR function that will pull...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,572
Posted By Harry Lime
Yes, if you are shooting f1 at 1 meter. Then you...

Yes, if you are shooting f1 at 1 meter. Then you get less than a 1/2 inch of focus. This girl is not standing 1 meter from camera.

I agree that the original looks like it was shot around f5.6-f8...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-21-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,572
Posted By Harry Lime
Noctilux at f1 or another 50 at f1.2 and fine...

Noctilux at f1 or another 50 at f1.2 and fine grain film. Also try a very pale blue filter to emulate the spectral response.


But you can get a Speed Graphic 4x5 for a traction of the cost....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2013
Replies: 7,411
Views: 3,778,351
Posted By Harry Lime
Gerry Smith has worked on several of my cameras...

Gerry Smith has worked on several of my cameras and lenses and does absolutely great work. He's not as well known as Don or Sherry, but Gerry is one of the few people on the planet that I'll let near...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,759
Posted By Harry Lime
That's just hard earned wear and tear from lots...

That's just hard earned wear and tear from lots of handling. Garry Winogrand's M4 on the Cameraquest.com page looks the same.
:)

Even my M4 is starting to show similar wear, especially around the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2013
Replies: 7,411
Views: 3,778,351
Posted By Harry Lime
I miss my M4. She's up in Canada with Gerry at...

I miss my M4. She's up in Canada with Gerry at Kinderman and he's working on bringing her back from the dead.

Three years ago the camera was accidentally yanked out of my hands and hit the ground...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,759
Posted By Harry Lime
Your sweat contains salts, but unless the...

Your sweat contains salts, but unless the anodizing is faulty it should not 'orange-peel' or do other weird things. I imagine the nickel coating under the anodizing is probably close to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-18-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,335
Posted By Harry Lime
Some people find it difficult to see all four of...

Some people find it difficult to see all four of the 35mm framelines at once with the .85. Obviously this varies from person to person. Originally my TTL was a .85 and I had it converted to a .72 for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-18-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,543
Posted By Harry Lime
Is it going to be cheaper to move than replace...

Is it going to be cheaper to move than replace the floor?

;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-15-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 3,644
Posted By Harry Lime
I would get an FM. I have both the F and FM and...

I would get an FM. I have both the F and FM and the FM is noticeably lighter and smaller. The FM also happens to be one of the most reliable cameras Nikon ever made. It was the standard backup body...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 3,385
Posted By Harry Lime
In Canada you can also send it to Kindermann....

In Canada you can also send it to Kindermann. Gerry is working on my M2 right now.

http://www.kindermann.ca/

Youxin is good and cheap, just make sure he's not more expensive than Gerry in Canada,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 3,385
Posted By Harry Lime
If the seal is intact then this camera may have...

If the seal is intact then this camera may have not been serviced since it left the factory in the 1960's. That's a long time ago.

If the slow speeds are dragging, then it means that the lubricants...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 3,385
Posted By Harry Lime
Errr, no. If the slow speeds are off then this...

Errr, no.

If the slow speeds are off then this camera is in a severe need of a CLA and it should go in for service. This is a very nice black paint camera. Relatively rare, certainly not cheap at a...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-13-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 16,468
Posted By Harry Lime
It's a Sonnar!

It's a Sonnar!
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-12-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 16,468
Posted By Harry Lime
Are you sure that the Nikkor 50/1.4 is a Sonnar?...

Are you sure that the Nikkor 50/1.4 is a Sonnar? I don't believe it is.

The Nikkor 1.5/50 was a Sonnar clone, but it costs a small fortune these days...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-08-2013
Replies: 400
Views: 136,203
Posted By Harry Lime
A few years ago Erwin Puts compared the LTM...

A few years ago Erwin Puts compared the LTM Nokton to the pre-asph Lux and it was a toss up. Reading between the lines it was clear that he was very impressed with it. I think the worst thing that...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-07-2013
Replies: 757
Views: 202,617
Posted By Harry Lime
I was always been under the impression that the...

I was always been under the impression that the maximum viable enlargement for a 135 negative was around 16x19 inches, usually printed on 20x24 paper.

That holds true in my own personal...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-07-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,982
Posted By Harry Lime
Out of the box the MP is a little smoother than...

Out of the box the MP is a little smoother than the M6/M7. I noticed this the first time I handled one.

I purchased both my M6ttl and M7 new. The M7, which supposedly shares some of the internal...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 3,126
Posted By Harry Lime
The NVA did not continue to use the M35/M40/M42...

The NVA did not continue to use the M35/M40/M42 'Stalhelm', as it was a potent symbol of the German Army during WW2. The NVA first used the M54, which looks like a cross between a German and Russian...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-04-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2,752
Posted By Harry Lime
There is no live view on the M8, M8.2, M9, M9-P,...

There is no live view on the M8, M8.2, M9, M9-P, M-E or Monochrome. None of the CCD based bodies have it.

The upcoming M 240 will have live view.

But the Visoflex system is really great.
Forum: Other RF 02-04-2013
Replies: 103
Views: 7,656
Posted By Harry Lime
Nikon SP Don't own one, but have played with...

Nikon SP
Don't own one, but have played with one.

Zeiss ZM

Current Bessa bodies. Lots of bang for your buck.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-31-2013
Replies: 400
Views: 136,203
Posted By Harry Lime
Hmmm, how about a single coated version....

Hmmm, how about a single coated version....
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