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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-29-2019
Replies: 51
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Posted By pippy
Perhaps lenses differ from one to the other but I...

Perhaps lenses differ from one to the other but I agree with what Ricoh says here.


As delighted as I have been with my pair of 50mm f1.1 lenses my experience with a recently acquired 75mm f1.25...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-04-2019
Replies: 1,356
Views: 269,743
Posted By pippy
Oddly enough that's also what my darling wife...

Oddly enough that's also what my darling wife says about my Les Pauls...but that's another story.

Thank you for the compliment, Marcelo. I do enjoy them all as the unique individuals we both...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-25-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,273
Posted By pippy
I couldn't agree more, David. And it's not just...

I couldn't agree more, David.


And it's not just the slightly rare Leica hoods which are silly money; recently I've bought a pair of used, dead common, run-of-the-mill Leitz 12585 hoods and they...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-25-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,273
Posted By pippy
I could be wrong but believe the OP is discussing...

I could be wrong but believe the OP is discussing only the 1934 - 1955 'Barnack'-style Feds - the Fed 1 cameras - none of which had strap lugs. The early Fed 2's did have them fitted, as is the case...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-20-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,273
Posted By pippy
Late to this thread... One thing which I, ...

Late to this thread...


One thing which I, personally, feel is a BIG advantage of the Leica III over either a II or any Fed I / Zorki I is that the III Leicas had strap-lugs. Doesn't make any...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-14-2019
Replies: 301
Views: 75,482
Posted By pippy
Jubilee Stand, Crystal Palace Athletics...

Jubilee Stand, Crystal Palace Athletics Stadium.
Leica M9-P, 1975 J12, 1/350 f13 @ ISO 160.


https://i.postimg.cc/D0V5DDK4/L1439210-v02-Lo-res.jpg


Philip.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-13-2019
Replies: 1,356
Views: 269,743
Posted By pippy
http://forum.gibson.com/public/style_emoticons/def...

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Actually, aton, I did read your post carefully. This is what you wrote;





Philip.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-12-2019
Replies: 1,356
Views: 269,743
Posted By pippy
With all due respect - and no offence intended I...

With all due respect - and no offence intended I assure you - I'm failing to see any value whatsoever in comparing these two cameras. What, exactly, was the point you were trying to make? That a 30...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-07-2019
Replies: 1,356
Views: 269,743
Posted By pippy
Thank you, Santino, for the confirmation. So as I...

Thank you, Santino, for the confirmation.
So as I suspected this might be the case mine is (for the moment?) non-functioning.


I could try to get it fixed, I suppose, but as there is no built-in...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-07-2019
Replies: 1,356
Views: 269,743
Posted By pippy
Bought a few things this last week. First is...

Bought a few things this last week.


First is just a humble 1949 Fed 1 (F) but in 99% mint condition. Even the leather of the case is just as it would have been when it was new....
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-03-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By pippy
Irrefutable proof - if proof were needed - that...

Irrefutable proof - if proof were needed - that cameras are sentient beings, have feelings and can sense when massive changes are in the offing...

:)

Philip.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-02-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By pippy
Yes, a Fed 1 (G) and a Zorki 1 (C). It's the...

Yes, a Fed 1 (G) and a Zorki 1 (C).
It's the shape of the r/f housing which interests me. Both have the later style of Fed 1 (B) semi-circular shape under the shutter speed dial. Has someone started...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-15-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,022
Posted By pippy
Thanks very much for the listing, David. I'll...

Thanks very much for the listing, David.

I'll pass on the info to my brother. I did think that it might prove to be uneconomical as a repair considering it's possible to buy a working example for...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-15-2019
Replies: 1,356
Views: 269,743
Posted By pippy
I was taking a snap of my FSU 'Barnacks'...

I was taking a snap of my FSU 'Barnacks' yesterday and, as I had a couple of minutes spare, thought I might as well get the Kievs out too. Here they are. The III top-left is a '52 and has some Contax...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-13-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,022
Posted By pippy
Lovely,...

Lovely, Michael!...

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...and rather spooky, too!...

At the moment in my "Barnack drawer" I have almost the very same FSU...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-13-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,022
Posted By pippy
I plead 'Guilty' to brain-fade, too, David. My...

I plead 'Guilty' to brain-fade, too, David. My father's Leica was a IIIb and not a IIIa as I wrote earlier. On which note...

The shutter blind replacement you are undertaking. Who do you use? I ask...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-13-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,022
Posted By pippy
Yes; both my 'Kommuna'-era came with their...

Yes; both my 'Kommuna'-era came with their original vertically-fluted guards. Unfortunately my 'Kombinat' had lost whatever guard it originally had fitted but in the Sovietcams site (for what it's...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-12-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,022
Posted By pippy
Very nice, Michael. So according to the...

Very nice, Michael.
So according to the Sovietcams site that was one from the very first batch which had the accessory shoe (PEO175). Only around 600 cameras in the batch so, pre-WWII Fed...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-12-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,022
Posted By pippy
Thanks for posting the picture, David. Nice...

Thanks for posting the picture, David. Nice Matching Pair! Beautiful Fed!

Yes; either a 200 or possibly a 202 if the speed selector knob head is 15mm in diameter (as opposed to 13mm in which case it...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-12-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,022
Posted By pippy
Happy to help, David. Yes; the camera is a sweet...

Happy to help, David.

Yes; the camera is a sweet thing. The PEO190 variant came in one of three finishes; black, brown or olive gray-green. Mine is one of the latter which is rather fun in an...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-12-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,169
Posted By pippy
You could always have an original one, David! I'm...

You could always have an original one, David!
I'm sure most of us are very familiar with Fed 1 ser. #389 but here it is anyway just for fun;

https://i.postimg.cc/QN6Nw0RT/FED-389.jpg

With the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-11-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,169
Posted By pippy
http://forum.gibson.com/public/style_emoticons/def...

http://forum.gibson.com/public/style_emoticons/default/msp_lol.gif

I know what you mean! Isn't modern technology wonderful?

It's as though they were in a competition to conjure up the most OTT...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-11-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,169
Posted By pippy
I'm guessing this is the get-out clause and that...

I'm guessing this is the get-out clause and that "kopia" means 'copy'?

"Kamera Leica kopia?"

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Philip.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-11-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 921
Posted By pippy
Thumbs up Goodness! http://forum.gibson.com/public/style_em...

Goodness!

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I applaud your shopping ability, David! Where do you find them?!?! Even my cheapest Fed was 40 and the earliest was a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-11-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 921
Posted By pippy
That's an interesting amount of info, Steve....

That's an interesting amount of info, Steve. Thanks.

I will be including a 1935 Elmar with the FSU bits and probably a well-scrubbed Summar just for fits and giggles as well. I'm not sure popping...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-11-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,022
Posted By pippy
Following on from what Michael said earlier I can...

Following on from what Michael said earlier I can say that my Fed 1(b) - (PEO190 ser. #15176) has a countersunk-but over-size-head screw in that location. Judging by the finish on both it and the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-11-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 921
Posted By pippy
Thanks again to everyone who has added to the...

Thanks again to everyone who has added to the thread and especially to David and Geoff for posting the links. Some very interesting stuff to be found from the members here - as always!
Lots of stuff...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-10-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 921
Posted By pippy
Thanks to all who have added their experiences...

Thanks to all who have added their experiences here.



Thanks for that link, David.
The only place I had so far looked for info about the I-50 (I only ordered the camera/lens on Saturday) was the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-10-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 921
Posted By pippy
Thanks very much for the reply, Ko.Fe. So I take...

Thanks very much for the reply, Ko.Fe.

So I take it that the optical formula is different? Interesting.
I look forward to its arrival. I have an LTM-M adapter so it might be an entertaining...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-09-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 921
Posted By pippy
'Elmar'-style Industar 50

Quick question;

I am awaiting delivery of a late-period Fed-1 which was listed as having the ubiquitous Fed 50mm f3.5 fitted but instead, evident from the 'show' snaps, it has a collapsible...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-03-2019
Replies: 1,356
Views: 269,743
Posted By pippy
Thumbs up Very Nice selection of Z-3M and Z-3's,...

Very Nice selection of Z-3M and Z-3's, Brambling!
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Following the 'Work Hard;Play Hard' principle I treated myself to a few 'sweeties'...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-16-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 840
Posted By pippy
Personally I'd keep it even if you don't end up...

Personally I'd keep it even if you don't end up using it ever again.

Value-wise I know, having done so, that it's possible to buy a tried, tested and guaranteed type 3 / 4 Kiev 4A with case, cap and...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-15-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 866
Posted By pippy
Lovely cameras, both! According to the...

Lovely cameras, both!

According to the Sovietcams site a serial as low as the one in the OP would be a PEO 147 and would date from '34/'35. They go on to say;

"Although produced in appreciable...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-28-2018
Replies: 1,356
Views: 269,743
Posted By pippy
Thumbs up Nice family portrait, Hannes!...:)...Very Nice...

Nice family portrait, Hannes!...:)...Very Nice Family, too!

Out of curiosity how do you find the Kiev-5 to handle? Is it much the same as - or slightly more awkward than - your K-4M? I ask because...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-23-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,367
Posted By pippy
Thanks for the added info, Paul As it happens the...

Thanks for the added info, Paul
As it happens the thing appears to be in a much better mechanical state than I feared it might be. I've bought other stuff from the same seller several times and have...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-18-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,367
Posted By pippy
Thanks for that later update, pauld. I might be...

Thanks for that later update, pauld.
I might be referring to this post again quite soon as I have just bought a '38 Contax II from the 'bay last night.

I fear Ed Trzoska might be hearing from me in...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-18-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,247
Posted By pippy
Just an update to confirm that the pair of FED...

Just an update to confirm that the pair of FED lenses I was discussing both have their matching numbers stamped on the rear of the infinity-lock arm so things are fine from the lens/flange...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-17-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,247
Posted By pippy
Gosh! This thread has grown since I last visited!...

Gosh!
This thread has grown since I last visited! Quite a lot to take in and digest but further to points raised about numbers stamped on the reverse of the infinity-lock arm I've had a squint with a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-15-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,247
Posted By pippy
Thanks very much for your additional insights,...

Thanks very much for your additional insights, David.

Interesting point about whether the communards had the skill/machinery in Kharkov to grind lenses let alone assemble them. VOOMP does seem...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-15-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,247
Posted By pippy
Nice camera! Yes, the finder-blockage might be...

Nice camera!

Yes, the finder-blockage might be an annoyance but at least it's only going to be at roughly minimum focussing distance! "Fun" it shall be! Unless focus is off..........

Have you seen...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-15-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,247
Posted By pippy
Yes. The 'window' issue was the one which most...

Yes.
The 'window' issue was the one which most surprised me this morning. Further to this and a few other things my current thinking is that the lens supplied might well be the original fitment - or...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-15-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,247
Posted By pippy
Hi David. Yes; the hole in the pressure plate is...

Hi David.

Yes; the hole in the pressure plate is there. Slightly below centre and off to the left as seen through the lens throat. It also has the correct dished 'depression' under the shutter-speed...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-15-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,247
Posted By pippy
Thanks for the info, Wolves, and the...

Thanks for the info, Wolves, and the non-standardisation is something I was expecting to be present. I have a digital vernier gauge and I might try to do some measuring but if the lens' optics are...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-15-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,247
Posted By pippy
Thank you, David, but unfortunately the 90 degree...

Thank you, David, but unfortunately the 90 degree mount switch idea was thoroughly debunked by rfaspen in post #5.

The camera arrived earlier today and things are now becoming clear as mud! I'll...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-14-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,247
Posted By pippy
Thanks for your replies, Wolves and Geoffox. I...

Thanks for your replies, Wolves and Geoffox.
I was typing and have crossed messages with you both.

I now see what you all mean about the relieved flat. Yup. That's all fitted OK.

I also had a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-14-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,247
Posted By pippy
Hi, rfaspen, and thank you very much for your...

Hi, rfaspen, and thank you very much for your input. Very interesting.

My original guess when I saw the snaps in the ad. was that (as you, yourself, say) the early stuff was " la Leica" and...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-14-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,247
Posted By pippy
Thanks for the thought and suggestion, Marcelo,...

Thanks for the thought and suggestion, Marcelo, but I think we're describing two different things. I don't suggest the lens has been dismantled and reassembled incorrectly. The lens looks 100% right....
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-14-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,247
Posted By pippy
Body/Lens mount orientation question.

Hello everyone.

Perhaps this is a strange question and perhaps the answer really IS as simple as I hope it will turn out to be but here's the thing...

I'm awaiting delivery (in two days time...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 11-11-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,848
Posted By pippy
Absolutely! :) Pip.

Absolutely!

:)

Pip.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 11-10-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,848
Posted By pippy
The ring is certainly of Canon manufacture as...

The ring is certainly of Canon manufacture as seen here;

https://i.postimg.cc/pXdJ62HH/Lo-res-v2-L1438798.jpg

As you say; the important thing is that, through my good fortune, it was the correct...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 11-09-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,848
Posted By pippy
Hmmm....not quite. Nor does what I have look...

Hmmm....not quite.
Nor does what I have look quite the same as any of the groups in the links. Similar but not identical.

Here are a couple of (very bad I'm sorry to admit) snaps which show the two...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 11-09-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,848
Posted By pippy
I'll have to have a second look at the link,...

I'll have to have a second look at the link, dourbalistar. It is entirely possible that the cased set which I bought contains the hood-unit and the adapter which were already screwed together to form...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 11-09-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,848
Posted By pippy
Well, the 'hood arrived this morning and -...

Well, the 'hood arrived this morning and - surprise surprise - it fits!
My hopes were raised when I saw that the plastic filter-box which was included inside the leather case for the hood was marked...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 11-08-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,848
Posted By pippy
Thank you very much for the compliment,...

Thank you very much for the compliment, dourbalistar, re: the bunch and even more so for the info you added. I believe you will be seen to be correct once the package arrives. The 40mm thread-size...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 11-08-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,848
Posted By pippy
Thanks for the nice words. It's funny; none of...

Thanks for the nice words.
It's funny; none of the cameras/lenses are rare/collectible/valuable yet at the same I find it to be an interesting bunch nonetheless.

I've just ordered a Canon 'hood for...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 11-07-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,848
Posted By pippy
Lovely set, CSS! I especially love the meter. V....

Lovely set, CSS!
I especially love the meter. V. Nice indeed!

Here's a quick snap of my Nicca Type-III S with the recently arrived Canon 50mm f1.8. Best guess as to the dat of the lens is April '53...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 11-03-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,848
Posted By pippy
Thanks, all, for the added info. I'm not a...

Thanks, all, for the added info.

I'm not a collector by any manner but I have had a look at some of the Topcor / Nikkor lenses out of curiosity. I have also ordered a chrome-finish Canon 50mm f1.8...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 11-02-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,848
Posted By pippy
Thank you both very much for the additional info...

Thank you both very much for the additional info and recounting your experiences.

I am a neophyte in the world of Japanese Leica-esque cameras - I only bought my first example (a Leotax K3) this...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 11-02-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,848
Posted By pippy
Thank you for the nudge to make me persevere with...

Thank you for the nudge to make me persevere with the previous threads, Cal!

I had looked - briefly - at most of the links but the one which seems most informative for my purposes was the one posted...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 11-02-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,848
Posted By pippy
Differences between early Nicca Cameras

Does anyone know for sure what the differences were/are between the Nicca III; Nicca IIIA and Nicca IIIB? Reliable info seems to be a scarce commodity on the WWW. I know the differences in Leica...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-29-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 4,308
Posted By pippy
Just to make it absolutely clear are we...

Just to make it absolutely clear are we discussing our "Favourite Rendering Lens" in this thread and not just simply our favourite lens? If the quality of some aspect of 'unique rendering' is at the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-23-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 2,096
Posted By pippy
I'm probably going to be the odd-one-out here...

I'm probably going to be the odd-one-out here because I think, from what you said in the OP, that the 75 will be perfect for you.

Yes, 75 is quite close to 50 but as you expect to be pairing it with...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-17-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 6,989
Posted By pippy
Quite the contrary, nick. I have a great respect...

Quite the contrary, nick. I have a great respect for Voigtlander's lenses and in fact the 35mm Nokton seems to be the odd one out in that it seems to be the least corrected of the range - which is a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-16-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 6,989
Posted By pippy
I stand corrected on the price difference, Ko.Fe....

I stand corrected on the price difference, Ko.Fe. Thanks for the clarification. it would seem that the price of a Summaron-M has almost doubled since I was considering buying another one just a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-16-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 6,989
Posted By pippy
In comparison to the 35mm Summaron (which is as...

In comparison to the 35mm Summaron (which is as near-as-damn-it rectilinear) the 35mm Nokton has very pronounced barrel distortion. The 40mm Nokton, OTOH, isn't nearly as badly affected in this way...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-15-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 6,989
Posted By pippy
The Voigt. 40mm f1.4 is one of my favourite...

The Voigt. 40mm f1.4 is one of my favourite lenses and I'm sure the Voigt. 35mm F1.4 version will offer similar results if you fancy a fast lens. Otherwise the Skopar gets great reviews but I haven't...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-12-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,021
Posted By pippy
It might very well be worthwhile depending on how...

It might very well be worthwhile depending on how much it cost for the lens and I would advise having a proper appraisal of the possibility for comprehensive cleaning by a skilled repairman.

I had a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-08-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 4,354
Posted By pippy
If you mean the snap of my scally-wag making a...

If you mean the snap of my scally-wag making a mess of the dining-room table, David, then thank-you. It really was just shot as a test to see if (a) I could nail focus and (b) whether the lens was at...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-08-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 4,354
Posted By pippy
Perhaps I didn't make myself perfectly clear. A...

Perhaps I didn't make myself perfectly clear.

A filter-ring is too slim to cause any problems and the particular generic hood I bought if used on its own doesn't cause cut-off; it's only when both...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-08-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 4,354
Posted By pippy
The 40mm f1.4 Voigt. Nokton is a VERY nice lens -...

The 40mm f1.4 Voigt. Nokton is a VERY nice lens - beautifully machined and ergonomically pretty much perfect in use. I have one which I use as a 'standard' lens on my M8.2 (53mm effective focal...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-06-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 4,354
Posted By pippy
Actually there is a rather strong argument for...

Actually there is a rather strong argument for having, as an introduction to the world of film rangefinder cameras with a biult-in exposure meter, a Kiev III or Kiev 4 with 50mm f2 Jupiter 8.
40 /...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-05-2018
Replies: 386
Views: 36,814
Posted By pippy
Good question! I dug out the tab to try it...

Good question! I dug out the tab to try it out.

It doesn't foul the surface when the lens is focused at infinity.

There is a gap between the lens and 'ground' and if the focus tab is positioned on...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-05-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 4,354
Posted By pippy
I think the option of a film SLR is out because...

I think the option of a film SLR is out because the OP definitely seems to want to start-out on his filmic quest by using a rangefinder camera.



I'd still like to know which criteria your friends...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-04-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 4,354
Posted By pippy
Ah! Apologies, Michael. I'm pretty new hereabouts...

Ah!
Apologies, Michael. I'm pretty new hereabouts and have not yet got a handle on everyone's senses of humour.

I, too, would like to know why the CLE and M5 were singled-out for consideration....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-04-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 4,354
Posted By pippy
As the title of the thread is "Minolta CLE or...

As the title of the thread is "Minolta CLE or Leica M5" I think we can surely agree that the OP is specifically thinking along Leica / Leica-inspired designs and that an M5 is, presumably, within the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-04-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 4,354
Posted By pippy
It really DOES depend on what you want from a...

It really DOES depend on what you want from a film camera.
As has been said before the M5 and CLE are VERY different animals.

Why are you considering these two in particular? If it were me trying...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-03-2018
Replies: 386
Views: 36,814
Posted By pippy
http://forum.gibson.com/public/style_emoticons/def...

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Pip.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-03-2018
Replies: 386
Views: 36,814
Posted By pippy
If you accept right from the outset that it WILL...

If you accept right from the outset that it WILL have some absolute, fundamental 'characteristics' when shot wide-open - and if you delight in these characteristics - you will NOT be disappointed. I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-03-2018
Replies: 386
Views: 36,814
Posted By pippy
Hi, Huss. Thanks very much for the speedy...

Hi, Huss.

Thanks very much for the speedy reply.
A 55-58mm ring and hood sounds like the way to go!

Thanks again,
Pip.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-02-2018
Replies: 386
Views: 36,814
Posted By pippy
Hello, Huss. Sorry if I missed it somewhere else...

Hello, Huss.

Sorry if I missed it somewhere else but what lenshood are you using with the 7a? I bought a generic vented hood which seemed to have a very short depth but even so I still get corner...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-30-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 12,005
Posted By pippy
Thanks very much to the OP for the tests. Very...

Thanks very much to the OP for the tests. Very informative.



Mine arrived a few days ago and evaluating the results has been, ermm, interesting...

The set-up as it arrived seemed to be delivering...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-19-2017
Replies: 0
Views: 786
Posted By pippy
7Artisans test chart comparisons...

I just received my 7A yesterday and am looking forward to adding my tuppence'worth to the useful and pictorially creative info already out there.

In the meanwhile I had the time to take a look at...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-15-2017
Replies: 202
Views: 78,751
Posted By pippy
Black paint. P.

Black paint.

P.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-30-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,270
Posted By pippy
The more I ponder over Ronnie's approach the more...

The more I ponder over Ronnie's approach the more 'legs' it seems to have.

Perhaps using a short length of ribbon affixed firmly to the back (inside) part of the Kodak cap which then gets threaded...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-30-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,270
Posted By pippy
Thanks for all the replies, folks! Very helpful...

Thanks for all the replies, folks!
Very helpful and interesting.

I think I'll pass on the Contax cap. At $421 it's slightly outside what I'd hoped to pay. And I'm going to want nine of them...
The...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-30-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,270
Posted By pippy
Body cap for Kiev/Contax?

Hello.

Has anyone ever seen/bought/heard-of such a thing as a body-cap for a Kiev (II, III, 4)? A quick look on google brought up no hits so does this mean that they weren't/aren't produced?

Thanks...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-28-2016
Replies: 1,356
Views: 269,743
Posted By pippy
Thumbs up Let's...

Let's see...

https://i.postimg.cc/kg0wDv59/Kiev-II-lo-res-zps7a9mhlwm.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/4x7BJSsB/Kiev-4-A-lo-res-zpszb4tni8v.jpg

Ahhh.............That's better!

Thank you very much, David!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-23-2016
Replies: 1,356
Views: 269,743
Posted By pippy
Question A couple of quick snaps. 1955 Kiev II with '55...

A couple of quick snaps.
1955 Kiev II with '55 Jupiter 8 followed by '78 Kiev 4A with '81 Jupiter 8M.

I'm new here and this is my first post with pics. How do I attach images so that it is not...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-20-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,371
Posted By pippy
Thanks to those who have posted replies. Yes; on...

Thanks to those who have posted replies.

Yes; on reflection the 'engraver's error' idea is the only one tenable.
I undertook David's suggestion and the '60 "11.5cm" weighs in at 279g and my '77...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-19-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,371
Posted By pippy
Thank you for the welcome and the replies. As...

Thank you for the welcome and the replies.

As far as the authenticity aspect is concerned there is absolutely no possibility of the lock-ring/name ring having been doctored to 11.5 from 13.5. It IS...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-18-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,371
Posted By pippy
Unusual Jupiter 11?

Hello, everyone.

Newbie to these pages so please make allowances...

Has anyone ever owned/seen/read about/heard about/'other' a Jupiter 11 with a focal length of 11.5cm/115mm?

I only ask because a...
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