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Forum: Help / Feedback forum 02-09-2016
Replies: 2,235
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 252,580
Posted By paradoxbox
The "failing pixels" and flickering on the LCD...

The "failing pixels" and flickering on the LCD turned out to be the blown highlights function, after he sent me a video of it. I just about died. Yeesh.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 02-07-2016
Replies: 2,235
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 252,580
Posted By paradoxbox
Negative, nightmare experience User: leftsi (0...

Negative, nightmare experience
User: leftsi (0 posts, shoulda known better)

This guy starts by haggling the hell out of me for my $700 Epson R-D1
I send him a new set of higher resolution photos of...
Forum: Lomography 02-04-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 32,190
Posted By paradoxbox
Jupiter 3's can be calibrated. The issue being...

Jupiter 3's can be calibrated. The issue being discussed here seems to be focus shift.

It is not a really big problem.

The important thing is that when you (or someone) calibrates the lens, you...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-25-2016
Replies: 85
Views: 8,291
Posted By paradoxbox
All you are seeing is an adjustment for...

All you are seeing is an adjustment for currency.

Fuji was keeping the prices artificially low because the currencies were in the completely opposite position only 3 years ago or so.

Price changes...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-27-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 5,790
Posted By paradoxbox
I think $700 for an R-D1 is too cheap,...

I think $700 for an R-D1 is too cheap, desperation price? I'm putting mine up for sale soon (Need to pay moving fees) but intend to buy another one as soon as I have enough money to replace it again...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-20-2014
Replies: 111
Views: 13,587
Posted By paradoxbox
BW film. why bother with a monochrom or any other...

BW film. why bother with a monochrom or any other digital camera. shoot in the rain with it often enough and eventually it'll die. or the battery will alert you to its uncharged state just as you're...
Forum: Film vs Digital 05-20-2014
Replies: 180
Views: 25,227
Posted By paradoxbox
i love shooting a manual film camera. i have not...

i love shooting a manual film camera.

i have not had a single instance where i lost a shot because the damn battery was dead. not a single frame.

film has never let me down.

i use digital for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-16-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,672
Posted By paradoxbox
The wrist strap is where it's att. Like Pioneer...

The wrist strap is where it's att.

Like Pioneer above, most of my close calls or disasters with a camera have been when the strap snagged something (Or I snagged it while moving around) and the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-16-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,181
Posted By paradoxbox
sorry to be harsh but I feel you're not quite...

sorry to be harsh but I feel you're not quite adept enough at handling mechanical repairs to be working on an expensive camera. I think you should send this camera off to be repaired.

This is a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-26-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,507
Posted By paradoxbox
a bessa R with an elmar 50mm 3.5 or 2.8 would be...

a bessa R with an elmar 50mm 3.5 or 2.8 would be pretty lightweight IMO, lighter than a barnack. great finder built in unlike the T bessa's, with an ultra lightweight body and good meter.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-17-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 3,624
Posted By paradoxbox
sorry, assumed the OP was in canada from the...

sorry, assumed the OP was in canada from the ebay.ca link.

too bad about that transaction though. sounds like an older person or unwitting family member putting up the camera.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-17-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 3,624
Posted By paradoxbox
wowwww what a letdown. customs fees can be...

wowwww what a letdown. customs fees can be avoided easily by driving over the border and picking up the item in the usa.

decemented lenses are not a serious problem. recementing a lens is something...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-24-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,150
Posted By paradoxbox
if you have repair tools taking out the element...

if you have repair tools taking out the element may not be difficult. i'm not sure that UV light actually kills the fungus as the spores can be everywhere including at the edges of the glass inside...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-24-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 2,104
Posted By paradoxbox
make sure that the adapter is actually seated in...

make sure that the adapter is actually seated in the camera properly.

it's easy to mount one and mistakenly believe it's in there tightly but it's not at the click/lock stop. this can cause weird...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-18-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 8,623
Posted By paradoxbox
Wish you'd keep the camera and use it. Your dad...

Wish you'd keep the camera and use it. Your dad would really love that, I think.

$2,000 is a paycheck for a 23 year old. You can make $2,000 any time, anywhere. What are you going to do with that...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-18-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 19,587
Posted By paradoxbox
you know, if enough people would get onboard to...

you know, if enough people would get onboard to buy another camera in the same style as the R-D1 i could probably talk to some people to make things happen..!

i recently became friends with a...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-17-2014
Replies: 1,551
Views: 241,290
Posted By paradoxbox
some punchy colors "a shibuya...

some punchy colors
"a shibuya future"
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7147/13219495624_be8b0052a6_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-08-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,878
Posted By paradoxbox
That is a good deal whatever way you look at it....

That is a good deal whatever way you look at it. Individually sold those lenses would likely fetch the value you posted, plus there's the M5 thrown in. I'd go for it.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-07-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,924
Posted By paradoxbox
I agree that the 35mm (and 50mm) framelines have...

I agree that the 35mm (and 50mm) framelines have a lot of extra space.

I've tested (not scientifically) the framelines and found that they have a lot of buffer room especially at infinity focus....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,102
Posted By paradoxbox
old thread but just to give my 2 cents some...

old thread but just to give my 2 cents

some spanner rings are impossible to avoid damaging. sometimes the ring is just too tight and it won't open.

most repair people have two kinds of tools,...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-06-2014
Replies: 1,762
Views: 445,197
Posted By paradoxbox
nice shot, what's the lens?

nice shot, what's the lens?
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-01-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,393
Posted By paradoxbox
50mm is definitely hard on the RD1, for most...

50mm is definitely hard on the RD1, for most people.

but for photos of models, or for getting photos of people that are in a film camera's 85mm range, they're quite nice.

if you are going to use...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-01-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,140
Posted By paradoxbox
if you're having vignette problems you are likely...

if you're having vignette problems you are likely under exposing. this lens is not like a normal lens on the rd1

i recommend over exposing by 1/3 or 2/3 of a stop.

the RD1's light meter reads light...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-14-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,687
Posted By paradoxbox
capacitors can hold a charge inside the camera...

capacitors can hold a charge inside the camera for a surprisingly long time, you need to keep the battery out for around 30-60 seconds to be absolutely sure the charge is gone from all/any capacitors...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-09-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,287
Posted By paradoxbox
Welcome to RD-1 ownership! Cool mod! But be...

Welcome to RD-1 ownership!

Cool mod! But be careful with batteries - the RD-1 is sensitive to voltage changes/instability. The RD-1 has been known to freeze up - the shutter will stop firing - if...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-07-2013
Replies: 1,762
Views: 445,197
Posted By paradoxbox
This thread's getting too slow! Here's one I...

This thread's getting too slow!

Here's one I took earlier this week with a hacked Industar 69 28mm.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7375/10618291914_912959379b_b.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-27-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,918
Posted By paradoxbox
i already have a fantastic light meter, a sekonic...

i already have a fantastic light meter, a sekonic l-508 which is really perfect. but... i don't always bring the light meter with me when i'm walking about.

i sometimes just stuff the camera in my...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-27-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,119
Posted By paradoxbox
sorry don't know one, but you can use the little...

sorry don't know one, but you can use the little felt pads for the bottom of furniture legs, attach it with double sided tape. works decently well.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-11-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,918
Posted By paradoxbox
Restoring the light meter to a Rollei Xenotar 2.8E ?

I have a very early Rolleiflex 2.8E (The 241st ever made). It's in good user condition but somebody removed the light meter display on the focusing knob and replaced it with a black film container...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-11-2013
Replies: 1,551
Views: 241,290
Posted By paradoxbox
end of the...

end of the roll
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2830/10204880003_d8479bb97e_b.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-11-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 3,012
Posted By paradoxbox
the front element can be smudged, damaged,...

the front element can be smudged, damaged, scratched all to hell and it won't make much of a difference. the only thing that changes is when light hits the element at oblique angles - it may cause a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-11-2013
Replies: 138
Views: 11,574
Posted By paradoxbox
it's for charity. you guys bashing this are a...

it's for charity. you guys bashing this are a real great bunch.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-06-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 2,131
Posted By paradoxbox
i really like the finder on the grd-2. i have...

i really like the finder on the grd-2. i have both versions, the small finder and the big finder for the 21mm lens.

i really love both of them. the small finder is fantastic for quick shots and lets...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-01-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 5,157
Posted By paradoxbox
the market will adjust. mirrorless cameras are...

the market will adjust. mirrorless cameras are huge and in japan (the important domestic market for sony, olympus, canon and nikon) mirrorless is a huge boom among young women. custom/personalized...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-11-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 4,150
Posted By paradoxbox
it is highly unlikely epson will turn away any...

it is highly unlikely epson will turn away any epson rd1's if you ask them to service it and pay in cash. the cameras are virtually identical except for the screen related parts.

maybe you'll be...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-10-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 4,150
Posted By paradoxbox
there are no differences besides the screen and...

there are no differences besides the screen and the text printed on the front.

and except one other big difference...
the x/g can handle much larger sd cards. the regular rd1's can only use 2gb of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-09-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 9,858
Posted By paradoxbox
the m3 does take 35mm lenses. it just doesn't...

the m3 does take 35mm lenses. it just doesn't have accurate framelines for 35mm. big difference.. don't confuse the noobs!

if you like night time photography or low light photography and often use...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-03-2013
Replies: 933
Views: 229,233
Posted By paradoxbox
Thanks for the compliment! You can find it here...

Thanks for the compliment!

You can find it here on flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/paradoxbox/8781140889/
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-30-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 914
Posted By paradoxbox
the lens lock / ring is relatively easy and cheap...

the lens lock / ring is relatively easy and cheap to fix - don't worry too much.

before you mount your lens on the camera after the repair make sure the lens's mounting point is not damaged. you may...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-27-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 3,328
Posted By paradoxbox
i'm not sure if you can do it on iphones that...

i'm not sure if you can do it on iphones that aren't jailbroken. i jailbroke my iphone and use a tool called "activator" so i can open up applications with a double button press.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-26-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 3,328
Posted By paradoxbox
I use one when I'm using slide film or when I...

I use one when I'm using slide film or when I want to get really perfect shots.

But when I'm just carrying my camera in my bag to work with no real plan to get photographs I generally don't use a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-26-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,766
Posted By paradoxbox
Well if you like contrast I think the choice is...

Well if you like contrast I think the choice is clear, a modern summicron has plenty of it.

If you don't like the summicron then a voigtlander 50mm lens will have lots of contrast as well.

Besides...
Forum: Off Topic 06-25-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 13,333
Posted By paradoxbox
i think they're both useless for anything more...

i think they're both useless for anything more than entertainment. neither of them have taken photos that i particularly like, and they both seem to spend way more time talking about photography than...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2013
Replies: 94
Views: 6,172
Posted By paradoxbox
I have to agree that it was really tasteless of...

I have to agree that it was really tasteless of Leica to do this on a political level. The communists in China have an atrocious human rights record. How could they celebrate anything to do with that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,658
Posted By paradoxbox
Resilvering is simple stuff, just search for...

Resilvering is simple stuff, just search for silver nitrate on youtube and you'll find a bunch of videos explaining the process and chemicals needed to do it. Getting the silvering percentage correct...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,658
Posted By paradoxbox
you'll just have to trust me. i've resilvered my...

you'll just have to trust me. i've resilvered my own m3 with silver nitrate solution as well as a few other cameras (i did a speed graphic 4x5 too) a number of times. it's my personal observation.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-17-2013
Replies: 933
Views: 229,233
Posted By paradoxbox
rollei xenotar 2.8e / velvia...

rollei xenotar 2.8e / velvia 50
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3734/8781140889_ac37561ab4_b.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-15-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 5,054
Posted By paradoxbox
120 film won't disappear, LOMO cameras use...

120 film won't disappear, LOMO cameras use 120film and it and similar companies have better understanding of the market than the other big film companies do..120 is safe for a good while!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-15-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 3,464
Posted By paradoxbox
kodak's marketing team was full of idiots and so...

kodak's marketing team was full of idiots and so was the upper management of the company

kodak had plenty of fantastic products that could have sold well enough to keep the company profitable.

as...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-06-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,658
Posted By paradoxbox
It depends on where/how the silvering comes off....

It depends on where/how the silvering comes off. For all the black space we can't see in the photo there may be flecks of destroyed aluminized coating.

Once the repairman takes a look at it it will...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-04-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,658
Posted By paradoxbox
the prism pieces separated. youxin ye can repair...

the prism pieces separated. youxin ye can repair it relatively cheaply but it's important to send it to him quickly.

it's most likely not a big deal depending on how much damage it suffered in the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-03-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 799
Posted By paradoxbox
they're both great lenses. the zeiss is better...

they're both great lenses. the zeiss is better built and a little sharper. the voigtlander lens is cheap and of fantastic quality - both photographically and build wise.

for resale i think the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-22-2013
Replies: 69
Views: 7,852
Posted By paradoxbox
I have both an Ipad 2 and an M3 - I'd say if you...

I have both an Ipad 2 and an M3 - I'd say if you already have an M then an Ipad is a better choice. Yes technology moves quickly but I find my ipad infinitely useful, not only as a photography tool...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-22-2013
Replies: 2,578
Views: 497,949
Posted By paradoxbox
Rollei 2.8E Xenotar / Fuji Velvia 50...

Rollei 2.8E Xenotar / Fuji Velvia 50 expired

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3734/8781140889_ac37561ab4_b.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-22-2013
Replies: 105
Views: 9,074
Posted By paradoxbox
Yahoo won't rue it. They have made a calculated...

Yahoo won't rue it.

They have made a calculated decision to dump the core users of flickr. They anticipated the backlash but they're going to ignore it and wait for all of the core users to leave...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-22-2013
Replies: 105
Views: 9,074
Posted By paradoxbox
This is such a disaster for the online...

This is such a disaster for the online photographic community.


Flickr had a monopoly on almost all serious photographers who were active on the internet. If you wanted to research about a kind of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-21-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By paradoxbox
almost any shoe polish or leather treatment...

almost any shoe polish or leather treatment product is fine - but i recommend that if you have any leather strap or equipment that is starting to crack, just junk it.

you would be surprised how...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-21-2013
Replies: 1,762
Views: 445,197
Posted By paradoxbox
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7316/8759420218_10cb...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7316/8759420218_10cb925138_b.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-21-2013
Replies: 268
Views: 16,851
Posted By paradoxbox
Flickr just charged my card for a subscription...

Flickr just charged my card for a subscription renewal a few weeks ago, then they cut all the features that made it worth paying for. I'm really pissed. I will be filing a credit card chargeback if...
Forum: Film vs Digital 05-20-2013
Replies: 95
Views: 27,913
Posted By paradoxbox
my rolleiflex gets a lot of attention from...

my rolleiflex gets a lot of attention from females, i'd have to say film. i've never once been chatted up by a girl when carrying a digital camera (ah, the epson r-d1 is an exception, but it looks...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-20-2013
Replies: 82
Views: 14,518
Posted By paradoxbox
Definitely a cool thread. I lost my grandfather...

Definitely a cool thread.

I lost my grandfather to cancer last year. Unfortunately I was not able to see him before he passed - I will regret that forever.

But we got some good photos together...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-15-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,275
Posted By paradoxbox
Ueno Zoo,...

Ueno Zoo, Tokyo
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8243/8642040151_f765b0945e_b.jpg
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-15-2013
Replies: 1,762
Views: 445,197
Posted By paradoxbox
Great portrait!

Great portrait!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-15-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 2,676
Posted By paradoxbox
A note about loading film - if you hear any...

A note about loading film - if you hear any crinkling sounds, like a plastic wrapper being bunched up then stop winding the reels and start over. It's most likely the film bunched up inside the reel...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-13-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 3,798
Posted By paradoxbox
before you give up on the camera make sure that...

before you give up on the camera make sure that the viewing and taking lens are aligned correctly.

you can do this by focusing at some super far away object (infinity).

then tape a piece of wax...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-13-2013
Replies: 2,578
Views: 497,949
Posted By paradoxbox
With the M3 and Jupiter-3 I think, or maybe Elmar...

With the M3 and Jupiter-3 I think, or maybe Elmar 2.8

rust
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7292/8734454929_0c6bacba86_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-12-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By paradoxbox
an M2 or M4 would be a good bet I think. An M2...

an M2 or M4 would be a good bet I think.

An M2 with a voigtlander color skopar f2.5 35mm could be had for well under $1500. If you prefer leica glass you could get a summaron 3.5 instead but that...
Forum: Film vs Digital 05-10-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 3,087
Posted By paradoxbox
hope my opinion still matters but.. i started on...

hope my opinion still matters but..

i started on digital. had no interest in film at all, was very excited about the latest digital gear.

what got me interested in film was the huge dynamic range...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2013
Replies: 105
Views: 8,732
Posted By paradoxbox
i strongly disagree. a simple look at google...

i strongly disagree.

a simple look at google marketing data will show you that the film market has been heating up and keywords are getting very competitive.

cities all over asia have exploding...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2013
Replies: 105
Views: 8,732
Posted By paradoxbox
i'll go ahead and disagree, the glory days of...

i'll go ahead and disagree, the glory days of film are not gone, there is a huge resurgence in film usage in urban centers among young people (i.e. 20's and late teens)

take a walk through any major...
Forum: Film vs Digital 05-08-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,216
Posted By paradoxbox
Appreciate your digital cam for its convenience...

Appreciate your digital cam for its convenience and unlimited phototaking ability.

Love your film cameras for the fact that they'll still be working 50 years from now
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-07-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,778
Posted By paradoxbox
I like messed up lenses so if you're looking to...

I like messed up lenses so if you're looking to unload it let me know
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-06-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 4,628
Posted By paradoxbox
voigtlander's adapters are good stuff, but they...

voigtlander's adapters are good stuff, but they are brass (I believe leica's adapters are brass too) so they can still be stripped/damaged if you try to take the lens off too roughly. i have 3...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-06-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,778
Posted By paradoxbox
i am a regular shooter of lenses with HUGE...

i am a regular shooter of lenses with HUGE scratches and major defects on the front elements.

gashes, air bubbles, chips in the lens, etc. never make a difference.

the ONLY thing that happens is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-06-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,219
Posted By paradoxbox
even a horribly damaged m2 will probably be worth...

even a horribly damaged m2 will probably be worth more than you paid for it in parts, if it can't be repaired. the viewfinder assembly alone can be resold for hundreds if you can repair the damage...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-05-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,309
Posted By paradoxbox
agreed, don't keep your lens at infinity when...

agreed, don't keep your lens at infinity when you're not taking a shot. it'll burn a hole in your curtains quickly.

the smoke is real. if you don't believe it just hold a lens in front of a black...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-04-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 5,429
Posted By paradoxbox
i should've been more clear, an m4p has 28mm...

i should've been more clear, an m4p has 28mm framelines and is a better choice if you're a wide angle shooter. an m2 (or m3) is a great camera but only if your primary lens is 35 or 50mm, or if you...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-04-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 902
Posted By paradoxbox
the light meter is probably less sensitive to red...

the light meter is probably less sensitive to red light
simple solution, bump your AE up by 2 stops with a 2stop red filter on.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-01-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 5,429
Posted By paradoxbox
all leicas are reliable if you like wide angles...

all leicas are reliable

if you like wide angles an m2 is a mistake. an m6 or m4 is the better choice.

i'd say an m6 with a wide finder is best for you.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-30-2013
Replies: 2,578
Views: 497,949
Posted By paradoxbox
leaving rollei 2.8 xenotar / delta 3200 @...

leaving
rollei 2.8 xenotar / delta 3200 @ 3200
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8280/8696566389_78ff31600e_c.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-30-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 5,474
Posted By paradoxbox
the best reason to get the m5 is the meter IMO,...

the best reason to get the m5 is the meter IMO, it's really fantastic and much more intuitive to use than the meters on other leicas or rangefinders in my opinion.

especially if you are a fan of...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-28-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 6,013
Posted By paradoxbox
To be honest I can't agree, I have both a 3.5...

To be honest I can't agree, I have both a 3.5 Tessar Rolleiflex MX and a 2.8E Xenotar and the xenotar is clearly sharper especially at the edges of the frame. I personaly collimated both cameras to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-27-2013
Replies: 106
Views: 6,668
Posted By paradoxbox
Fuji Natura 1600 in one M3, Tri-X 400 in the other

Fuji Natura 1600 in one M3, Tri-X 400 in the other
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-18-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 3,902
Posted By paradoxbox
i think that in photos like you're describing,...

i think that in photos like you're describing, full of uh, curves, the subject of the photo may not mind the kind of attention she's getting. and while they may detest the idea of being photographed,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-18-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 3,673
Posted By paradoxbox
What's your favorite non-rangefinder camera and why?

So we all have rangefinders and love them, but sometimes an RF isn't the right camera for the job, or maybe we just have another favorite camera.

What's your favorite?


I'd have to say my favorite...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-18-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 3,902
Posted By paradoxbox
i've never connected the kind of photos you're...

i've never connected the kind of photos you're talking about with rangefinders

japan has a particular subculture of creeps who thrive on taking the kind of photos you mention (or worse) - and they...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-17-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,052
Posted By paradoxbox
The original Elmar 2.8 50 takes 39mm filters,...

The original Elmar 2.8 50 takes 39mm filters, whoever sold you the filters sent you the wrong size. I have an Elmar 2.8 with a 39mm filter on it sitting right in front of me.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-13-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,636
Posted By paradoxbox
That's not an effective solution to the problem,...

That's not an effective solution to the problem, the leak is clearly coming from the door or the plate. A small strip of felt glued there will stop it permanently, you should also re-paint the area...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-12-2013
Replies: 1,762
Views: 445,197
Posted By paradoxbox
Having a...

Having a dip!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8243/8642040151_f765b0945e_c.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-12-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 6,056
Posted By paradoxbox
i sometimes use the lever to help place objects...

i sometimes use the lever to help place objects in the frame, for example when trying to get a better sense of a fibonacci spiral. the 90 or 135 frame may help get a better idea of where to position...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-11-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 3,752
Posted By paradoxbox
i haven't had time to do this yet, too busy with...

i haven't had time to do this yet, too busy with work stuff.

about synthesizing silver fulminate, i think that it's a pretty long shot as that requires certain specific conditions and a number of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-10-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,272
Posted By paradoxbox
i think the smoothness of each camera is utterly...

i think the smoothness of each camera is utterly dependent on how well the camera's been taken care of.

i have two m3's, one was used often but very well cared for when i bought it, the other was...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-10-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 6,056
Posted By paradoxbox
Try focusing an extremely fast 50mm lens in...

Try focusing an extremely fast 50mm lens in extremely low light. You'll be clawing for an M3 and possibly even more magnification than it already has.

If you're a night shooter the M3 is fantastic....
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-08-2013
Replies: 1,762
Views: 445,197
Posted By paradoxbox
got another good one...

got another good one tonight

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8382/8631177335_995de58f40_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-02-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 5,429
Posted By paradoxbox
I think you should get an early M like an M2, M3...

I think you should get an early M like an M2, M3 or M4, and use the money you save on the difference in price to buy yourself a good spot and reflective meter like a Sekonic or Minolta.

Wide angles...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-28-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 3,425
Posted By paradoxbox
switch to a 40mm and kill two birds with one...

switch to a 40mm and kill two birds with one stone...orrrr... just keep both lenses. i agree that both lenses are important in a lens lineup. sometimes 35 is too wide - big wide streets or market...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-27-2013
Replies: 1,762
Views: 445,197
Posted By paradoxbox
And another, same...

And another, same model/girl
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8111/8594746253_42c2dd6cca_c.jpg
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-27-2013
Replies: 1,762
Views: 445,197
Posted By paradoxbox
Here's one from a week or so...

Here's one from a week or so ago
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8375/8594003365_7d7d0ef0a2_c.jpg
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-26-2013
Replies: 1,551
Views: 241,290
Posted By paradoxbox
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8382/8591969427_45d2...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8382/8591969427_45d2a047ed_c.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-26-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,203
Posted By paradoxbox
i shoot a LOT at night (around 90% of my shots...

i shoot a LOT at night (around 90% of my shots are after the sun's down)

f1.4 @ 1/30th is usually OK in areas where you feel "wow, it's pretty dark" but still have a little light. when you feel the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-26-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,021
Posted By paradoxbox
If a rubber mouse pad doesn't work, a piece of...

If a rubber mouse pad doesn't work, a piece of cork board may do the trick.

There are also special lens working tools shaped kind of like funnels, they're made of rubber and are made specially for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-26-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 2,570
Posted By paradoxbox
I usually just write notes on the film cartridge...

I usually just write notes on the film cartridge itself, when I put it into or take it out of the camera. I have a bunch of film cassettes pre-labeled for my leicas, kiev, etc..
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-26-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,041
Posted By paradoxbox
It is a simple modification, the very first few...

It is a simple modification, the very first few thousand M's have a different body design and it's impossible on those ones without extensive reworking, but otherwise it's not a tough camera...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-25-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,941
Posted By paradoxbox
You could also find a piece of metal tubing, cut...

You could also find a piece of metal tubing, cut it to size and file it. then you'll have your own shutter button shield and can glue it onto the camera with something like loc-tite or other similar...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-25-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,181
Posted By paradoxbox
you need to actually test your camera using an...

you need to actually test your camera using an exposure chart to verify if your camera is actually underexposing, or if it's your meter, or what. before then don't bother the camera repair guy. use a...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-22-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 3,937
Posted By paradoxbox
off to a nice start!

off to a nice start!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-21-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,616
Posted By paradoxbox
I agree that the actual Sonnar from the 40's /...

I agree that the actual Sonnar from the 40's / 50's is a better deal with current prices.

But, I don't think that cleaning marks make much of a difference on these lenses.

I have two copies that I...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-20-2013
Replies: 1,551
Views: 241,290
Posted By paradoxbox
piggyback http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8095/85755...

piggyback
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8095/8575531978_e42517aa30_c.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-20-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,500
Posted By paradoxbox
Don't worry about the finder thing. The finder...

Don't worry about the finder thing.

The finder issue was HUGELY blown out of proportion on the internet during the mid 2000's when unknowledgeable people spread rumors about how a finder that fell...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-19-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 5,584
Posted By paradoxbox
nice shots from everyone, a tungsten filter...

nice shots from everyone, a tungsten filter probably would've helped with that shot of the guitarist in kobe.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-19-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 989
Posted By paradoxbox
Could you share which particular camera you found...

Could you share which particular camera you found that has that viewfinder?

The only ones I can find are 28 or 38 or 42mm.
Forum: Travel 03-19-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 926
Posted By paradoxbox
While Ray's advice was true about a year ago the...

While Ray's advice was true about a year ago the yen is currently near par with the dollar so you may be better off buying your main film in the US. As others have mentioned though Tokyo is film...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-18-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 891
Posted By paradoxbox
I liked the shot third from the bottom, where the...

I liked the shot third from the bottom, where the woman was looking at the lens. Nice shot in an interesting town.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-18-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,072
Posted By paradoxbox
You need several of them because there are...

You need several of them because there are several sizes of collars/nuts that need to be removed.

If you buy on ebay you should just buy one of the 6 or 9 piece sets.

I think just making some might...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-18-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,072
Posted By paradoxbox
Not difficult IF you have the tools to remove the...

Not difficult IF you have the tools to remove the top plate. If you don't have the tools then it is impossible/dangerous (you'll scratch your camera trying to open it up).

The tools you need are...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-18-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,500
Posted By paradoxbox
slap that lens on an m2 or m3 and have fun. the...

slap that lens on an m2 or m3 and have fun.

the bessa's are very cheap and nice cameras but they're noticeably noisier and more cheaply built than the leicas are. i have a bessa R AND an epson...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-15-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 6,884
Posted By paradoxbox
Interesting to have a look at this thread, we...

Interesting to have a look at this thread, we both had the same idea at the same time.

I believe that this will work fine but you need to be ready to desilver the mirror if you make a mistake like...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-15-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 3,752
Posted By paradoxbox
70% transmission was from a figure I found...

70% transmission was from a figure I found somewhere on here or another photography website where somebody listed the various transmission ratios of leica beamsplitters. I'll have to find it again...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-13-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 3,752
Posted By paradoxbox
The nice thing about silver nitrate is that it...

The nice thing about silver nitrate is that it can be completely removed in seconds with a little nitric acid and the prism re-surfaced immediately afterward. You have nearly unlimited attempts as...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-12-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 3,752
Posted By paradoxbox
well the chemicals i intend to use produce a...

well the chemicals i intend to use produce a slower reaction than the normal method that is posted on youtube, both methods will produce a 100% coating if allowed to do so. but i intend to stop the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-12-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 3,752
Posted By paradoxbox
Prism re-silvering with silver nitrate? Anyone done it?

I am planning to resilver and CLA an M3 that has a blacked out finder myself. The M3 was apparently dropped 20 years ago and so the original silvering is likely totally corroded.

I'm going to do the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-12-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,100
Posted By paradoxbox
I'd leave it alone unless you really are bothered...

I'd leave it alone unless you really are bothered by the small chip. That area gets damaged all the time any time you remove / replace the bottom plate, even if you put new material on it'll get...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-12-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,968
Posted By paradoxbox
the m3 is the best for 90mm that can't be...

the m3 is the best for 90mm that can't be disputed, the magnification is much higher, but the M2 is OK for 90mm. critical focusing at low light levels and wide open may be more difficult - the 1.25...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-11-2013
Replies: 221
Views: 24,116
Posted By paradoxbox
i'm always careful to dry my cameras well after...

i'm always careful to dry my cameras well after taking them out in the rain - they come into a warm room with me and get put close to the heater or under my electric blanket so the moisture is dried...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-10-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 3,937
Posted By paradoxbox
I shimmed both of my J-3's. It is extremely easy...

I shimmed both of my J-3's. It is extremely easy once you figure out how to actually twist open the lens - you need to be holding the correct parts of the lens.

beware that once you shim the lens,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-10-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 580
Posted By paradoxbox
if you're an indoor and night shooter, faster...

if you're an indoor and night shooter, faster lenses make sense.

if most of your shots are in the day and outdoors then the tradeoff is the extra bulk that most f1.5/f2 lenses have over their 2.8 or...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-10-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,072
Posted By paradoxbox
There's a thread in the M/F or TLR forum about...

There's a thread in the M/F or TLR forum about this if I remember right.

Some films handle it VERY well.

It might make sense depending on where you live - in my case rolls of iso400 color film...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-10-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,151
Posted By paradoxbox
if you're using them on digital multicoated might...

if you're using them on digital multicoated might help a bit more with fringing and other oddities

otherwise just pick your favorite lens based on its performance
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-10-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,031
Posted By paradoxbox
great to have another m3 shooter among us. i've...

great to have another m3 shooter among us. i've got 2 now - debating whether to swap one for an m4 or m2 or just keep both for backup.

the high magnification and the beautifully bright finder are...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-08-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 3,937
Posted By paradoxbox
Here's another shot from the $45 industar...

Here's another shot from the $45 industar 69
http://sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/625531_10152124481795288_1816318227_n.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-08-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,926
Posted By paradoxbox
fix up your metering and composition skills...

fix up your metering and composition skills first. if you have a digital camera try using it as a polaroid of sorts before taking your m2 photo.

you might throw on a multicoated filter on that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-08-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,894
Posted By paradoxbox
have you tried shooting the 35 without goggles on...

have you tried shooting the 35 without goggles on the m3? it's not that bad, kind of like using a contax II or barnack leica.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-08-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 3,937
Posted By paradoxbox
someone posted up some photos taken with the...

someone posted up some photos taken with the canon, nikon and jupiter-3 and nobody was able to tell the difference very well, but the jupiter-3 seemed to hold the most people's favor.

you might...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 2,379
Posted By paradoxbox
If Leica didn't attract the rich through its...

If Leica didn't attract the rich through its brand power none of us would be able to buy something like an M9 or MM anymore as the company would go bankrupt from lack of sales!

Let people adorn...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-04-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,006
Posted By paradoxbox
probably stripped for precious metals in the...

probably stripped for precious metals in the electronics then scrapped / recycled and turned into new cameras (or the metal sold for profit)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-02-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,292
Posted By paradoxbox
You are lucky it was not the lens, but a lens...

You are lucky it was not the lens, but a lens realignment is not rocket science. I learned camera repair from fixing a 3.5 tessar flex that had fungus inside of it. I made a piece of ground glass by...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-01-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,149
Posted By paradoxbox
That gold/platinum looking tone is awesome,...

That gold/platinum looking tone is awesome, really adds to the atmosphere of the photos.

Great shots.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-01-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,532
Posted By paradoxbox
People who shoot medium format are STILL saying...

People who shoot medium format are STILL saying the same things - and I think that in many cases they're right.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 02-28-2013
Replies: 2,235
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 252,580
Posted By paradoxbox
user: MISH Bought a Leica M3 DS from him, he...

user: MISH

Bought a Leica M3 DS from him, he shipped it quickly to Japan in packaging strong enough to survive a trip to Mars!! On top of that he is a very friendly guy, and a fantastic...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-27-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 871
Posted By paradoxbox
the first time that happened to me i realized i...

the first time that happened to me i realized i just need to move my head down (or up) slightly to get the actual position of the lens from the perspective i want to take the picture. the parallax...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-27-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,911
Posted By paradoxbox
Well, I am not so sure about that - when I...

Well, I am not so sure about that - when I originally took the shutter apart (it was already non functioning from neglect) the spring was still there, though somewhat degraded, it had kinks. But when...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-26-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,911
Posted By paradoxbox
Thanks for the link Dan, I've sent a message...

Thanks for the link Dan, I've sent a message there asking for the part.

To be honest I'm not actually sure how much effect the particular hair spring in question has on the shutter speeds.

The...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-26-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,911
Posted By paradoxbox
Parts for an ancient Rolleicord - slow speed shutter escapement?

I need a shutter escapement for an old Rolleicord II with an f4.5 triotar lens.

The escapement used to have a big coily hair spring that got damaged and I believe that without it, it may be...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-26-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,814
Posted By paradoxbox
Use leather glue that you can find in a store...

Use leather glue that you can find in a store like Tandy Leather or any other craft shop.

It's kind of like rubber cement. It's strong enough that it will not come off unless you really want it to,...
Forum: Photo Software 02-25-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 981
Posted By paradoxbox
I'm curious - is Epson Raw better than the latest...

I'm curious - is Epson Raw better than the latest incarnation of Lightroom?

I use lightroom 4 and to be honest find it quite good. But I have never tried Epson Raw.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-23-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 859
Posted By paradoxbox
Just buy some new fuji np-80's or their clones....

Just buy some new fuji np-80's or their clones.

I think I bought mine for around $7 each. I have 4.

Make sure to find some that are rated as high mAh as possible as there are some low rated ones...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-23-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 5,679
Posted By paradoxbox
Is there anyone here who made a jump from a...

Is there anyone here who made a jump from a 1.4/1.5 like a Jupiter-3 to the Nokton? do you feel it was worth the change?

I'd guess around 90% of my photos are taken in extreme darkness, bars and...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-23-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,425
Posted By paradoxbox
The old lenses are better for a few reasons -...

The old lenses are better for a few reasons - there was less slop when they assembled the lens barrel and elements, and the shimming was done to more strict standards.

unfortunately the russians /...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,772
Posted By paradoxbox
I think that you should change your photography...

I think that you should change your photography style if you're unhappy with the results you're getting. Changing your gear probably won't make you much happier especially if you have expensive...
Forum: Film vs Digital 02-22-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,715
Posted By paradoxbox
There's one thing that really helps me decide...

There's one thing that really helps me decide when I'm debating whether to take my digital R-D1 or one of my film cameras be it medium format or 35mm.

The most important - I check the weather and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-21-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By paradoxbox
absolutely fantastic. thanks for sharing.

absolutely fantastic. thanks for sharing.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-21-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 4,186
Posted By paradoxbox
Of course you'll have a bias for digital cameras...

Of course you'll have a bias for digital cameras in the DIGITAL M forum!

I think that digital cameras are a vice best avoided.

If you currently use film and developing and printing are not a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-21-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 3,337
Posted By paradoxbox
that seems ridiculous considering that it appears...

that seems ridiculous considering that it appears to have happened infrequently enough in the past 60 years that the OP couldn't find a solution to the problem on the internet. the m3's counter is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-21-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 3,337
Posted By paradoxbox
good stuff! be careful not to strip the screws!...

good stuff! be careful not to strip the screws! might be helpful if you take photos and put them in here too to help any future people who have the same problem.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 3,337
Posted By paradoxbox
before you send your camera out for repairs try...

before you send your camera out for repairs try using a different spool in it if you have one, or if not, there is a kind of latch inside the camera that the spool hooks onto and pulls out when you...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 777
Posted By paradoxbox
it's hard to tell without a better picture, but...

it's hard to tell without a better picture, but to me that looks more like fungus than dust.

dust or even scratches inside the lens don't affect performance much except when shooting into the sun or...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-20-2013
Replies: 1,551
Views: 241,290
Posted By paradoxbox
shiro kuro I love your shot of the woman on the...

shiro kuro I love your shot of the woman on the platform. There are so many dramatic tones in it. Really great!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2013
Replies: 290
Views: 22,236
Posted By paradoxbox
I have 5 50's, too many, want to cut it down to...

I have 5 50's, too many, want to cut it down to two or so.

Jupiter-3 (2 of them)
Jupiter-8 (In contax mount for my Kiev)
Industar-26M (Decent performance but ugly looking lens)
Elmar 2.8 (Great lens...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 3,753
Posted By paradoxbox
I like the Elmar 90mm F4 I picked up quite...

I like the Elmar 90mm F4 I picked up quite cheaply! It's a single coated version from around 1958 I believe.

You need to be careful of fogging inside the lens though, most of them I checked had...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 2,901
Posted By paradoxbox
Actually I think these days the M2 is more...

Actually I think these days the M2 is more popular as 35mm seems to be more popular with RF shooters these days.

But I think the M3 is more classic.

Even a quick look at the RF windows on the M3...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-18-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,667
Posted By paradoxbox
hi lukitas, sorry i'm not sure of the name of...

hi lukitas,

sorry i'm not sure of the name of the glue but any store that sells leather will have it. it's just called leather glue by most people.

when you are cutting your leather you could...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-18-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,066
Posted By paradoxbox
M3 if you don't mind having no meter, it was...

M3 if you don't mind having no meter, it was totally built for 50mm!

M5 if you want a meter and don't mind not being able to use collapsible lenses.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-17-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,234
Posted By paradoxbox
definitely take a look at fujiya and map camera....

definitely take a look at fujiya and map camera. they often have old screw mount lenses for cheap, especially in the case of fujiya. fujiya doesn't have much rangefinder lens selection but they...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-17-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 6,337
Posted By paradoxbox
I bought an Epson V700 last month for under $100,...

I bought an Epson V700 last month for under $100, you can find them if you search and are lucky.

The scan quality is pretty good though for 35mm dedicated film scanners are probably better, for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-17-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 3,316
Posted By paradoxbox
Great find, that kind of stuff never happens in...

Great find, that kind of stuff never happens in Japan as virtually everyone knows what a Leica is and that it's supposed to be expensive.

I was lucky and picked up an M3 with some damage myself the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-16-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,667
Posted By paradoxbox
well most people working with leather just use...

well most people working with leather just use leather glue which you can buy at any shop that sells leather. it's a strong glue but it turns into a kind of rubbery consistency when dry. it's not so...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-16-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,667
Posted By paradoxbox
I think that you should try again using paper...

I think that you should try again using paper first as a template (or finding one online) and use a thinner leather. You may also want to get or borrow some tools for punching out holes more cleanly....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-16-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,234
Posted By paradoxbox
no kidding about the unshaven ladyboys - last...

no kidding about the unshaven ladyboys - last week i saw a guy around 45 years old or so walking down shinjuku station in a big frilly pink ballerina's tutu dress and what must have been 2 or 3 day's...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-14-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 3,427
Posted By paradoxbox
There is nothing wrong with a Jupiter 8 lens, it...

There is nothing wrong with a Jupiter 8 lens, it is a copy of the original sonnar design and if your version is in good shape it will give you fantastic and sharp photos.

I also am of the opinion...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-13-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,234
Posted By paradoxbox
yodobashi has a developing service that's around...

yodobashi has a developing service that's around 500-600 yen per roll of 35mm c41 if i remember correctly. it's a bit more expensive for slides.

their price for 120 is reasonable but probably more...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-12-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,211
Posted By paradoxbox
i agree that you should probably reconsider...

i agree that you should probably reconsider before selling your kit.

the allure of digital is powerful, but developing and digitizing black and white negatives is really an extremely simple...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-11-2013
Replies: 1,762
Views: 445,197
Posted By paradoxbox
thanks for the kind words! when i saw the photo...

thanks for the kind words! when i saw the photo in lightroom i realized it was a definite keeper.

well, the shot was taken in raw with the CV 35 color skopar II (first version, thread mount) with...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-11-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 867
Posted By paradoxbox
New to the club

Howdy all. I just bought myself an enlarger online for $50ish and am looking forward to trying my hand at traditional printing!

I shoot 35mm and 120 MF.

I have a lot of experience in digital...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-09-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 842
Posted By paradoxbox
your friend is unlikely to get a better deal on...

your friend is unlikely to get a better deal on film in japan than anywhere else. (i live in japan and buy film every week)

some fuji film is cheap (notably low end color negative and neopan 400...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-09-2013
Replies: 1,762
Views: 445,197
Posted By paradoxbox
This one came out real well! Color...

This one came out real well!

Color Time
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8245/8458579170_a6f19ed031_b.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-08-2013
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,098
Posted By paradoxbox
Today I've got my Epson R-D1 with SWH 15mm AND I...

Today I've got my Epson R-D1 with SWH 15mm AND I have in the bag an M3 with an Elmar 50/2.8 for day and Jupiter-3 50/F1.5 for night.

Going to Yokohama/Yokosuka for photos!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-08-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,174
Posted By paradoxbox
looks like some camera shake or missed focus in...

looks like some camera shake or missed focus in the above shots

you might consider a jupiter-9 85/f2 - if you shim it it's a fantastic lens and cheaper than all the other alternatives. i'm currently...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-07-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,342
Posted By paradoxbox
i don't understand the point of these kinds of...

i don't understand the point of these kinds of tests

everyone knows that summicrons are sharp, and jupiter's are sonnar designs meant NOT to be sharp especially at the edges, why bother comparing...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-04-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,881
Posted By paradoxbox
In Japan most major retailers sell boxes of 3...

In Japan most major retailers sell boxes of 3 rolls of tri-x for around 1100-1300yen each, depending on the exchange rate that works out to around $3.80 a roll (Fluctuates but I don't live in the US,...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-03-2013
Replies: 1,762
Views: 445,197
Posted By paradoxbox
dreaming of...

dreaming of autumn
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8476/8444096114_2f56f650a8_c.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,881
Posted By paradoxbox
How much did you pay for film - Then vs Now?

When I got into photography digital was already here and film was already gone for most people.

But I'm interested in knowing how much it used to be.

Nowadays for a roll of Tri-X 400 36 frames I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-03-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,503
Posted By paradoxbox
not worth supporting walmart by giving them your...

not worth supporting walmart by giving them your business. they don't pay their employees well and they don't provide adequate training.

mail out somewhere else
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-30-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 4,541
Posted By paradoxbox
go get yourself an old working kiev 4 from the...

go get yourself an old working kiev 4 from the 1950's with a lens and enjoy it!

it's like a contax II but only costs 40-200$ depending on the condition.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2013
Replies: 148
Views: 22,858
Posted By paradoxbox
another d70 cultist here. i think that strobist...

another d70 cultist here. i think that strobist may have caused it to become a cult camera, a lot of people doing flash photography will hang onto it forever. i have 4 or 5 nikon flashes and a d70...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-27-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 3,170
Posted By paradoxbox
what about the lenses guys? any old thing is ok?...

what about the lenses guys? any old thing is ok? or do you stick to fast lenses at night?

let's say you're planning on being out until late at night
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2013
Replies: 9,209
Views: 914,929
Posted By paradoxbox
An Epson V700 scanner to replace my V500 which...

An Epson V700 scanner to replace my V500 which has the glass falling out of it..! Best of all I got it for around $100, not too bad considering the fleabay price seems to be around 200-400$ in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-27-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 3,170
Posted By paradoxbox
When night falls, what do YOU use?

For the night owls out there, what do you use when things get dark?

Dimly lit bars, or shooting at 2-3AM. What's your gear?

I personally like to use my M3 with an F1.5 Jupiter-3 sonnar design, and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-26-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,054
Posted By paradoxbox
It's unlikely to work well even if you do it, but...

It's unlikely to work well even if you do it, but the photos will probably better than they are now if it's that badly scratched
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-26-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,054
Posted By paradoxbox
it's a losing proposition, you'll end up with a...

it's a losing proposition, you'll end up with a lens that isn't very sharp.

i'd suggest selling your current lens as a dedicated portrait or soft focus lens and take the hit on the value.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-25-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,336
Posted By paradoxbox
double exposures on a rolleiflex, never knew it...

double exposures on a rolleiflex, never knew it could be done, i'll have to check it out as i use one often. that's why i think she's using photoshop to layer the frames.

i think there's a big...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-25-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,408
Posted By paradoxbox
i'd take an MP. it does all the things the m4...

i'd take an MP. it does all the things the m4 does plus it's got a meter. and if you don't like meters take out the battery.

only thing is the m3/m2 style rewind knob, if you prefer the angled ones...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-25-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,336
Posted By paradoxbox
Did you look past the first page? She has a ton...

Did you look past the first page? She has a ton of work that's nothing remotely close to lomography. I'm not a big fan of lomo stuff.

This kind of shot doesn't resemble lomo at all. It's simply very...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-25-2013
Replies: 4,655
Views: 1,321,783
Posted By paradoxbox
yours truly in a...

yours truly in a mirror
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8332/8413888253_940d2ea2f2_z.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-25-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,336
Posted By paradoxbox
Do you ever take your photography beyond photography?

I was browsing around on flickr tonight and I discovered this girl:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

After I picked my jaw up off the floor from the shock of such a gorgeous girl making...
Forum: Film vs Digital 01-24-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 4,051
Posted By paradoxbox
i always check using the rewind crank to make...

i always check using the rewind crank to make sure my film's loaded after advancing the first frame on my film cameras.

one of the nice things about the m2 and m3 is that the spool that holds the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-23-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 4,100
Posted By paradoxbox
NEX is not a rangefinder

NEX is not a rangefinder
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-22-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,751
Posted By paradoxbox
bump for an old thread but important...

bump for an old thread but important information.

i have discovered that dead/dying batteries or poor quality 3rd party batteries can cause the LCD to appear as if it no longer works - try an epson...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-22-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,088
Posted By paradoxbox
IMO a film body is better suited for this kind of...

IMO a film body is better suited for this kind of stuff.. unlimited exposure length, just use a mechanical cable release
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-21-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 4,484
Posted By paradoxbox
Ricoh...

Ricoh GR
http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/fog/ricoh_gr1s.jpg
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