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Forum: Photography General Interest 08-31-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 2,856
Posted By DoxLeica
Phantasmagorie

Phantasmagorie
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-14-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,221
Posted By DoxLeica
Oops...the Optex has a traditional tripod head...

Oops...the Optex has a traditional tripod head not a ball head. It can be replaced with any small ball head if you wish.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-14-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,221
Posted By DoxLeica
The Herbert Keppler "ideal spec" tripod is the...

The Herbert Keppler "ideal spec" tripod is the Velbon max I 343E with an excellent mini ball head. This is out of production but can show up on eBay now-and-then. I looked two years to find one after...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-07-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,636
Posted By DoxLeica
The last roll of XP2 I developed (last night, in...

The last roll of XP2 I developed (last night, in fact) I had shot at 200 and developed it in Diafine 5+5. The results were excellent considering the film expiration was 11/2000. I did buy the roll...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-05-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 8,937
Posted By DoxLeica
I've had many examples of the lens over the...

I've had many examples of the lens over the years: many marked as FSU and some pretending to be Elmars. None of them produced results on par with a genuine Elmar that has more haze and fog than a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-29-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,438
Posted By DoxLeica
Black and white film is far more robust than we...

Black and white film is far more robust than we have been told by manufacturers! One of my favorite films has been Panatomic X. I bought a box of it from a chap who had it in his van for some time....
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-03-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,109
Posted By DoxLeica
Very fine!

Very fine!
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-22-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,613
Posted By DoxLeica
Modern Photography tested the Sonnar along with a...

Modern Photography tested the Sonnar along with a Contax III in the April 1974 issue, page 73.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-09-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 1,968
Posted By DoxLeica
Hi, You should consider how you use...hold,...

Hi,

You should consider how you use...hold, focus, etc...your camera before adding any clip on meter. I have found (over the past few decades, or so!) that any light meter in the shoe gets in the...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-09-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,316
Posted By DoxLeica
Not in PA last...

Not in PA last week!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/16577203638/
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-28-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,467
Posted By DoxLeica
Hi Michael, This one is ideal! The tripod...when...

Hi Michael,

This one is ideal! The tripod...when complete...is excellent as well!

Tripod-with-PH-353-Ballhead-For-Restoration-/371221356496?pt=US_Tripods&hash=item566e845fd0

John
Forum: Nikon RF 11-23-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 22,870
Posted By DoxLeica
At 1.4 with cheap drug store processing of Fuji...

At 1.4 with cheap drug store processing of Fuji Superia 400

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/15094846156/
Forum: Nikon RF 05-29-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 7,534
Posted By DoxLeica
I have used Nikon RFs and SLRs for 50 years! My...

I have used Nikon RFs and SLRs for 50 years! My advice is to keep your present camera and lenses and add a Nikkor 85mm 1.8. Without any doubt you can then make outstanding portraits of any type. One...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-21-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 9,165
Posted By DoxLeica
Frankly, no matter what anyone might say, and...

Frankly, no matter what anyone might say, and having owned both, you would be well advised to get a Contax G1 and all the lenses. I used a G1 professionally, as well as the MP, and it works as any...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-08-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 8,157
Posted By DoxLeica
The 3.5E with the Schneider lens is outstanding....

The 3.5E with the Schneider lens is outstanding. Use a hand held meter and you will be fine. The E has a fixed focusing hood which is faster in use and you can still update the focusing screen with a...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-06-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 6,843
Posted By DoxLeica
I forgot to mention that I also tested the 53mm...

I forgot to mention that I also tested the 53mm 1.8 Helios against the other three and it too was a very good performer. So close it is hard to tell it from the others at all apertures.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-06-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 6,843
Posted By DoxLeica
I just ran a test of the 1.4 Nikkor S, 1.5 Sonnar...

I just ran a test of the 1.4 Nikkor S, 1.5 Sonnar and 2.0 Sonnar on Nikon and Contax bodies. As suspected all were very very close with the Nikkor ahead on the Nikon but not by very much. However,...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-06-2014
Replies: 88
Views: 25,622
Posted By DoxLeica
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10429417...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10429417246/in/photostream

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8967414313/in/photostream
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-29-2013
Replies: 82
Views: 12,840
Posted By DoxLeica
It's all...

It's all here:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xkDpxuKXFpQ
Forum: Nikon RF 12-09-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 10,558
Posted By DoxLeica
Mounting Contax or Kiev lenses produces a very...

Mounting Contax or Kiev lenses produces a very nasty circular scratch on the metal surrounding the lens mount...avoid them! Now, it all depends on how wide you want to go. For my shooting, 35mm is...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-05-2013
Replies: 84
Views: 8,205
Posted By DoxLeica
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/53236556...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5323655608/in/photostream
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-29-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 6,240
Posted By DoxLeica
I have used the IIIg with Summicron for a carry...

I have used the IIIg with Summicron for a carry camera. It is a bit heavy but a fantastic kit. The only thing that made it better was the addition of the Leicavit. My screw mount 50mm is far superior...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Posted By DoxLeica
Call me crazy but here is what can work for grand...

Call me crazy but here is what can work for grand kids and other fun things: Nikon D40 and Nikkor 35mm 1.8 G lens along with the 18-55mm G and keep the M9 for everything else. Believe me, it will be...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,460
Posted By DoxLeica
For what it is worth, use Diafine. I done this...

For what it is worth, use Diafine. I done this and Diafine will compensate for the ASA used back then.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-02-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 2,532
Posted By DoxLeica
If you put a Leicavit on your IIIf you'll be...

If you put a Leicavit on your IIIf you'll be thrilled with the handling. Frankly, it makes a near perfect outfit. With the remaining funds grab a 50mm Nokton 1.5 and if you want a 50mm finder. Bliss!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-15-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 4,262
Posted By DoxLeica
I currently have a Rolleiwide. Actually, it is...

I currently have a Rolleiwide. Actually, it is the third one as I used the other two professionally up until the year 2000. I also had a Rollie FW, Hasselblad with the 50mm and another camera I will...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-03-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 1,450
Posted By DoxLeica
Hi All, I've used many FSU lenses and while some...

Hi All,

I've used many FSU lenses and while some are rather poor (a trait that can be utilized even if by plain dumb luck) others are amazing. Here's a shot with an Orion 15 (28mm). As you can see,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-14-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 2,856
Posted By DoxLeica
Hi, I saw this late and have few pix to scan...

Hi,
I saw this late and have few pix to scan right now but I uses all three at one time or another...the Nokton for 3 years and the others as recently as 1996. Over a 45 year stint in photography,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-10-2006
Replies: 71
Views: 5,638
Posted By DoxLeica
Philipp, This is pure wisdom on your part: "In my...

Philipp,
This is pure wisdom on your part: "In my opinion being a good photographer should transcend the use of a particular device." The device is a tool and the image is the vision. When the tool,...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-08-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 924
Posted By DoxLeica
Fitzi, I saw this late (well, 2 months seems...

Fitzi,
I saw this late (well, 2 months seems late!) but I was told years ago that Copals have a special surface coating meaning no real lube is applied. Now, this goes back some years but those...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-22-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,608
Posted By DoxLeica
Hi Bob, I have it and it is great. As a "retired"...

Hi Bob,
I have it and it is great. As a "retired" photojournalist I gave up my Leica stable and now use Voigtlander lenses 90% of the time. If I wasn't lazy or busy I'd post some images. But it is a...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-16-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 3,726
Posted By DoxLeica
I have both lenses but prefer the Nokton. It is...

I have both lenses but prefer the Nokton. It is sharper than the Skopar and has much the same qualities...nice creamy images at wider apertures and a wonderful "plasticity" in facial features that...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-08-2006
Replies: 34
Views: 3,191
Posted By DoxLeica
Hi JCA, I have used th 1.2 for over 19 months as...

Hi JCA,
I have used th 1.2 for over 19 months as a personal and professional tool. It'a imaging qualities are exemplary. I have not seen coma at all. I have had the 35mm 1.4 asperical and...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-06-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,341
Posted By DoxLeica
But the Nokton

I use the 50mm Nokton on my Lerica-mount cameras and find it a nearly perfect balance between old and modern imaging qualities. I have used the "vintage" Nikon 50mm RF lenses including the 52.0,f1.4...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-16-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,108
Posted By DoxLeica
Hi Fitzi, Why did I know you were a female? No...

Hi Fitzi,
Why did I know you were a female? No matter, we're all here together to learn more. It's that elusive search for the individual eye. A Holy Grail of personal seeing I guess. I'm opposite of...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-13-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,108
Posted By DoxLeica
Hi Fitzi, While I am also "new" here I extend my...

Hi Fitzi,

While I am also "new" here I extend my greetings. I have had a similar "life-career!" I also know how important it is to share information, pix and experiences. BUT, I have never been...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-06-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 2,316
Posted By DoxLeica
Hi Tom, I've used a cheap plastic level for...

Hi Tom,
I've used a cheap plastic level for years. I still do. Plus, I have a simple round bubble level made for some hand tool or another. All I ever noticed was that the x,y orientation of the film...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-26-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,424
Posted By DoxLeica
40mm with Multi-Framelines

The 40 I just bought had been modified by the previous owner. On the Leica it brings up the 35 frameline. Press the selector to the 50 frameline and the 35 & 50 framelines ome up at the same time....
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