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Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Day Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 1,402
Posted By Emile de Leon
My prints started looking way better when I got...

My prints started looking way better when I got outta 35mm and went to MF..
Then even better when I went to LF..
Then even better when I went to contact printing on AZO..
You can always up your game...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Days Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,499
Posted By Emile de Leon
Huss got scammed on Ebay.. Thats why he is saving...

Huss got scammed on Ebay..
Thats why he is saving money now..
W/Geico...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 1,402
Posted By Emile de Leon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLSUrTxquyE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLSUrTxquyE
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Days Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 1,402
Posted By Emile de Leon
Ask any piano player if equipment matters.. The...

Ask any piano player if equipment matters..
The good ones will tell you..
You go in to the venue..and use what they have..and make music w/that..
Even if the keys and tuning are fked up..
Another...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Days Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 1,402
Posted By Emile de Leon
If you want to make money doing this..then the...

If you want to make money doing this..then the lowest price point to get the results you need is the key..
But then there is the issue..do you actually like the equip you use..for personal usage..
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 6 Days Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,783
Posted By Emile de Leon
I'm just going to order this.. Great...

I'm just going to order this..
Great developer..
http://stores.photoformulary.com/fa-1027-film-developer/
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 6,785
Posted By Emile de Leon
I love the sound of no traffic..silence..for a...

I love the sound of no traffic..silence..for a change..and no pollution too..
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,783
Posted By Emile de Leon
I was thinking about getting some..but not now..

I was thinking about getting some..but not now..
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By Emile de Leon
Maybe use some kind of silicone window...

Maybe use some kind of silicone window sealer..mixed w/black paint..and cover with black tape..if it is just some light leaky cracks..
Or just buy a 2nd Focomat and use that bellows..
There used to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 163
Views: 6,681
Posted By Emile de Leon
You are so smart Raid!:D:angel:

You are so smart Raid!:D:angel:
Forum: DIYS Modifications 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,791
Posted By Emile de Leon
Thats one of the coolest conversions ever!

Thats one of the coolest conversions ever!
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 4,289
Posted By Emile de Leon
I wonder if you can attach this back to a Linhof...

I wonder if you can attach this back to a Linhof 2x3 view camera...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,438
Views: 482,325
Posted By Emile de Leon
My cat preparing for the apocalypse. 35 1.4 pre...

My cat preparing for the apocalypse.
35 1.4 pre w/o shade.
https://i.imgur.com/AX3pj4q.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 6,785
Posted By Emile de Leon
Special sale today...$5K to the 1st...

Special sale today...$5K to the 1st bidder...
https://i.imgur.com/Gfzpw1S.jpg
My cat is selling hers..for $1K..
https://i.imgur.com/AX3pj4q.jpg
When you need it..you need...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By Emile de Leon
If money is an issue..no pun intended.. I would...

If money is an issue..no pun intended..
I would just skip paper..and just do downloads digitally..
The image quality will be better..the upfront costs will be way less..
And you wont have to keep a...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By Emile de Leon
It's tough to make $$ on books.. The book...

It's tough to make $$ on books..
The book industry has been in shambles for a long time now..
Simon and Schuster..is on the chopping block this week..
The only way I would publish a book these days...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 165
Views: 8,162
Posted By Emile de Leon
As much as I hate to say it..I probably prefer to...

As much as I hate to say it..I probably prefer to use a zoom for most of my stuff..as it seems my compositions come out way better when I have those spontaneous mm choices..
If I could double up with...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 165
Views: 8,162
Posted By Emile de Leon
Jeeze..those b&w's..w/24 to 70.. Very...

Jeeze..those b&w's..w/24 to 70..
Very convincing..
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 2,317
Posted By Emile de Leon
When you put your stuff out there esp online for...

When you put your stuff out there esp online for sale w/your name on it...you better develop pretty thick skin..
And sure.. it hurts..
But it's also a badge of honor..

Unfortunately..that review...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 2,317
Posted By Emile de Leon
Welcome to the world of...Amazon..

Welcome to the world of...Amazon..
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 992
Posted By Emile de Leon
Nice! I want one!

Nice! I want one!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 828
Posted By Emile de Leon
The thin is the tiny one..I like it a lot..always...

The thin is the tiny one..I like it a lot..always seems to perform well for me.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-29-2020
Replies: 9,248
Views: 925,027
Posted By Emile de Leon
Keeps the inspiration happening! This 6x12 is...

Keeps the inspiration happening!

This 6x12 is basically in mint unused condition.


R lenses..

I only have 1 R lens..the 60mm macro..and its a cracker!
I'm sure you are going to luv the 180mm on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-29-2020
Replies: 9,248
Views: 925,027
Posted By Emile de Leon
This...Linhof 6x12...wanted one for 30...

This...Linhof 6x12...wanted one for 30 years..finally nabbed it..!
https://i.imgur.com/FVWKnDT.jpg
Forum: Jason Schneider - The Camera Collector 02-28-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1,007
Posted By Emile de Leon
Nice! I remember that last issue of Modern...

Nice!
I remember that last issue of Modern Photography on the stands..it was a shock to the system when they went out..
Good to have you on board!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-27-2020
Replies: 21
Views: 1,645
Posted By Emile de Leon
Nice! Been looking for that..didnt want to pay...

Nice! Been looking for that..didnt want to pay the Leica price for a 21mm F1.4.
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-24-2020
Replies: 81
Views: 3,173
Posted By Emile de Leon
Just glue a red dot on the Fuji..then..its a...

Just glue a red dot on the Fuji..then..its a Leica...lol..
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-24-2020
Replies: 88
Views: 4,737
Posted By Emile de Leon
Shortly after 9/11..photographing with a 3.5F at...

Shortly after 9/11..photographing with a 3.5F at night in winter..
Security wanna be cops were on me like white on rice..
Told em to bug off..and they did..
It was snowing that night..
Usually people...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-22-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 992
Posted By Emile de Leon
I have noticed a slowdown of actual stuff I would...

I have noticed a slowdown of actual stuff I would be interested in in the classifieds..for a long time now..
I think people are keeping the good stuff..
As well as having less disposable income to...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-20-2020
Replies: 60
Views: 1,514
Posted By Emile de Leon
Way to go Leica...lol..

Way to go Leica...lol..
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-19-2020
Replies: 60
Views: 1,514
Posted By Emile de Leon
Like it or not...Japan never made the Leica M...

Like it or not...Japan never made the Leica M replacement..
China..on the other hand...
There's gotta be someone over there..that has thought about this..
As in..
For that Summicron replica everyone...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-19-2020
Replies: 60
Views: 1,514
Posted By Emile de Leon
Too expensive..and too limited for my needs.. I...

Too expensive..and too limited for my needs..
I need a few of the same bodies at any 1 time..and that means other brands.
Un-cripple the 30 min video length for concerts/workshops/meetings..
Bring em...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-16-2020
Replies: 724
Views: 57,599
Posted By Emile de Leon
Get an enlarging lens..something that is actually...

Get an enlarging lens..something that is actually made to be flat field.
Regular macro lenses may be better..or most likely worse..in this scenario..
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-15-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,744
Posted By Emile de Leon
I really wouldnt expect these lenses..anytime...

I really wouldnt expect these lenses..anytime soon..
Too many factors at stake here..
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-15-2020
Replies: 99
Views: 4,204
Posted By Emile de Leon
What happened to Kodak's mantra.. "You press the...

What happened to Kodak's mantra..
"You press the button..we do the rest..."
I say..enough already..
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-15-2020
Replies: 99
Views: 4,204
Posted By Emile de Leon
You could study the violin for 30 years..practice...

You could study the violin for 30 years..practice 15 hrs a day..and never have a chance of sounding like Heifetz..
Or get your synth..pump it up with Heifetz dna..
And still wont be there..lol
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-13-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,744
Posted By Emile de Leon
Probably a good idea to do some formal testing on...

Probably a good idea to do some formal testing on tripod..brick wall kind of stuff... pretty soon... with the first receivers..
To see about decentering etc..to make sure the QC is up to par..
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-13-2020
Replies: 53
Views: 2,128
Posted By Emile de Leon
Always wanted the Linhof 6x12 since back in the...

Always wanted the Linhof 6x12 since back in the 80's..when I briefly looked one over..

A bit big..but like the format...
They are pretty expensive now used..
Most come with the 65mm..but I would...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-11-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,744
Posted By Emile de Leon
Leica has always been about the..wide open...

Leica has always been about the..wide open shot..
Nikon...not so..
I found that out back in the day..
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-11-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,744
Posted By Emile de Leon
I have the 35mm 1.4 pre & the 35mm 1.4 asph and...

I have the 35mm 1.4 pre & the 35mm 1.4 asph and the 35mm Summaron 3.5..
They all have their charms..
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-09-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 988
Posted By Emile de Leon
I think the older LTM version looked better in...

I think the older LTM version looked better in comparison pics than the newer version. Smoother..
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-08-2020
Replies: 147
Views: 8,807
Posted By Emile de Leon
I wish Fuji would make an M copy..and exact...

I wish Fuji would make an M copy..and exact copy..but maybe a smaller format..any format..
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-08-2020
Replies: 147
Views: 8,807
Posted By Emile de Leon
That ones been thru...World War...Z... Zombie...

That ones been thru...World War...Z...
Zombie cam..



Photographic..masterbation..
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-08-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,744
Posted By Emile de Leon
Very nice shots! Lens has a nice rendering.

Very nice shots!
Lens has a nice rendering.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-08-2020
Replies: 147
Views: 8,807
Posted By Emile de Leon
Never underestimate..the power of...cute..lol..

Never underestimate..the power of...cute..lol..
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-07-2020
Replies: 147
Views: 8,807
Posted By Emile de Leon
Jeeze thats fast! I really should get one of...

Jeeze thats fast!
I really should get one of those...lol..
I've got so much M glass..but no M digital body to actually use them on..
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-07-2020
Replies: 147
Views: 8,807
Posted By Emile de Leon
3 full sec to start up Huss.. If you turned it on...

3 full sec to start up Huss..
If you turned it on right at the start of the video..
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-06-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,744
Posted By Emile de Leon
Thats why I lettered 8E FLINT on the front...

Thats why I lettered 8E FLINT on the front ring..as I suspected the use of Flint glass would be a 1 off..
This will differentiate the 1st batch..from any other..
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-06-2020
Replies: 52
Views: 2,132
Posted By Emile de Leon
This never happens to my M6.. As its always in...

This never happens to my M6..
As its always in it's Gold and Platinum embossed case lined with the finest Merino wool..
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-05-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,744
Posted By Emile de Leon
"$4KNotLux"

"$4KNotLux"
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-04-2020
Replies: 89
Views: 4,280
Posted By Emile de Leon
Nice cam.. Often thought of getting...

Nice cam..
Often thought of getting one..
Basically a point and shoot..
But kinda expensive for that..
Video looks good..
Stills..well..if you like that lens rendition..as you are stuck w/it..
And...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-04-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,744
Posted By Emile de Leon
$500$cron...

$500$cron...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-04-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,744
Posted By Emile de Leon
Summiton..

Summiton..
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-04-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,744
Posted By Emile de Leon
I should have put..Summizon..on my copy..lol.. I...

I should have put..Summizon..on my copy..lol..
I wonder..if its too late to change it..?
Forum: Leica SL 02-03-2020
Replies: 19
Views: 1,657
Posted By Emile de Leon
My 50 f1 noct..focuses in a snap..on any camera...

My 50 f1 noct..focuses in a snap..on any camera made..panny...sony..Leica M..all of em..w/no issues whatsoever..
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-24-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 7,174
Posted By Emile de Leon
I aint buyin it anytime soon..lol.. As..I can get...

I aint buyin it anytime soon..lol..
As..I can get way better tonality out of contact prints with LF 5x7 and up..
But that M10 with the 50 APO..not too shabby..for digital..
If thats your game..
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-24-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 7,174
Posted By Emile de Leon
The new Monochrome w/50mm APO.. A pretty...

The new Monochrome w/50mm APO..
A pretty compelling argument for it below..
If you got the dough..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU4rjFXfupU
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 01-23-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By Emile de Leon
Just buy it...lol.. I would have bought it...

Just buy it...lol..
I would have bought it already..but only if it had a hot shoe for a finder on top..and used it as an ultrawide point and shoot...but it doesnt..
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-22-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By Emile de Leon
I remember being able to get that camera brand...

I remember being able to get that camera brand spankin new back in the day...
But I didnt because I didnt trust the electronics..as in..if it broke 10 years down the road..who would fix it..

If...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-20-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 7,174
Posted By Emile de Leon
Even less than that...lol... Trust me..you would...

Even less than that...lol...
Trust me..you would bail in a heart beat..
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-20-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 7,174
Posted By Emile de Leon
Trust me.. If they put 32 bit float in new...

Trust me..
If they put 32 bit float in new cameras..
You will be buyin them asap..
As it will increase the tonality..with less time expended..

This will be a boon to sloppier workers too..lol..
But...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-19-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,744
Posted By Emile de Leon
Once the patent has expired.. Its open...

Once the patent has expired..
Its open season..

Leica would have done well years ago..to do special limited edition reissues of their beloved designs..
In conjunction with their pursuit...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-19-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 7,174
Posted By Emile de Leon
Dont know... But 32 bit float..had just reached...

Dont know...
But 32 bit float..had just reached the consumer price range in 2019 at $650- for a 6 input/14 track unit..
Where it was only available in pro quality before..at a price..
If this was...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-19-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 7,174
Posted By Emile de Leon
They should develop a sensor..that eliminates the...

They should develop a sensor..that eliminates the blown highlight issues..as well as the empty low values..

In recording music files..they now have 32 bit float recording..that takes 2 "images" of...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-18-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 7,174
Posted By Emile de Leon
Agreed. Maybe its in the processing..as in..it...

Agreed.
Maybe its in the processing..as in..it could be a lot better..
Kinda "mushy" for lack of a better word..
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-17-2020
Replies: 83
Views: 3,123
Posted By Emile de Leon
Let me think about it..lol..

Let me think about it..lol..
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-17-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 7,174
Posted By Emile de Leon
That print looks like chalk and soot.. ...

That print looks like chalk and soot..
And..they forgot to mention the screw you screw...
Liked the homeless guy at the end though..lol..
Here is another...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-17-2020
Replies: 83
Views: 3,123
Posted By Emile de Leon
Jeeze..now..I want a Z6... Wonder how it works...

Jeeze..now..I want a Z6...
Wonder how it works with the WATE..
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-16-2020
Replies: 13
Views: 901
Posted By Emile de Leon
I have the F1.0 noct..and its probably the last...

I have the F1.0 noct..and its probably the last lens I would ever sell..
The .95 would be cool though..
Maybe someday!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-15-2020
Replies: 13
Views: 901
Posted By Emile de Leon
I like that flare!

I like that flare!
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-15-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 7,174
Posted By Emile de Leon
At the least for that 8K..they could make the...

At the least for that 8K..they could make the "screw you bud" screw... whiz around like a banshee..every time you click the shutter button..and maybe..even light up in a blast of rainbow colors..
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-14-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,744
Posted By Emile de Leon
Thx Kevin!

Thx Kevin!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-14-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,744
Posted By Emile de Leon
Does the list start when the 1st e-mail interest...

Does the list start when the 1st e-mail interest inquiry was sent..
Or when actual order was placed?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-14-2020
Replies: 165
Views: 80,913
Posted By Emile de Leon
I guess you didnt know.. That lens doubles.. As a...

I guess you didnt know..
That lens doubles..
As a maraca...
Not very musical...are we?...lol...
I think you use your fair share of crapper cameras too Huss...hahaha...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-12-2020
Replies: 278
Views: 31,107
Posted By Emile de Leon
https://i.imgur.com/WPlhgbC.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/WPlhgbC.jpg
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-11-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 7,174
Posted By Emile de Leon
The reason Leica put the ugly screw in...

The reason Leica put the ugly screw in there..large and obnoxious..
Kinda like sayin..
Screw you...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-09-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,744
Posted By Emile de Leon
Nice!! I'm looking forward to it!

Nice!! I'm looking forward to it!
Forum: RFF Polls 01-09-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,642
Posted By Emile de Leon
How about a V...for video..

How about a V...for video..
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-08-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,744
Posted By Emile de Leon
Interesting to note.. That the glass is different...

Interesting to note..
That the glass is different in this lens from the original..

So really not..an exact replica...in regards to its most important facet..
Or was the glass merely extended in...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-08-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 7,174
Posted By Emile de Leon
Hate that screw...lol..what the hell were they...

Hate that screw...lol..what the hell were they thinkin..
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-08-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,744
Posted By Emile de Leon
OK...now for the fine print... What is the...

OK...now for the fine print...
What is the warranty on this lens? What does it cover and the time..
Esp if decentered upon arrival..
Who does it go back to for a fix..?
Looks to me like maybe...the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-07-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,601
Posted By Emile de Leon
Like it or not..these days.. 1K to 2K..or even...

Like it or not..these days..

1K to 2K..or even more..
Is not a lot to spend on a camera...for pro use..

Esp a camera that does not become obsolete in a few months..and will probably run for years..
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-07-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,744
Posted By Emile de Leon
Thx for that Ed..clears things up a bit!

Thx for that Ed..clears things up a bit!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-06-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,744
Posted By Emile de Leon
Yeah..but the replica.. loses the shadows..in the...

Yeah..but the replica.. loses the shadows..in the doorway...under the metal roof...
And the upper wood beam above doorway...totally lost..
So not that impressed..
Esp in night or high contrast...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-06-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 3,351
Posted By Emile de Leon
I hate hand held meters...except for a view...

I hate hand held meters...except for a view camera..
It's just 1 more thing to carry..forget..or lose..
And it slows you down..

The M6 is a good camera..and the meter works fine..
Find one for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,601
Posted By Emile de Leon
I paid $1600- for my brand new M6 back in 1988....

I paid $1600- for my brand new M6 back in 1988. At AAA photo in NYC. Not the best vendor..but the cheapest...lol..
Typically they were going for around 2K back then at Tamarkin and B&H.
So 2K is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,601
Posted By Emile de Leon
I dont think the M6 is going down in price.. As...

I dont think the M6 is going down in price..
As good clean examples will be harder to find..
As the years go by..
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-02-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,744
Posted By Emile de Leon
The 1st image is less contrasty..could be the...

The 1st image is less contrasty..could be the original..
I prefer the 1st image quality better..from a contrast POV..
Hopefully its the replica..
But I think not..
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-26-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,499
Posted By Emile de Leon
Actual labor cost...$80- Actual cost of parts...

Actual labor cost...$80-
Actual cost of parts $125-
CLA..another $1- for oil..

Leica profits..are up...lol..
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-26-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,499
Posted By Emile de Leon
I wonder... What the actual cost of the repair...

I wonder...
What the actual cost of the repair is...from Leicas pov..

Leicas wholesale cost of the sensor etc..and labor...
But then there's the cost of the uppity boutiques..
And that has to be...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 12-25-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1,062
Posted By Emile de Leon
Looks to be one of the best ever.

Looks to be one of the best ever.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-23-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 3,119
Posted By Emile de Leon
Digital cams.. Not an investment to be sure.. At...

Digital cams..
Not an investment to be sure..
At least you can write them off at tax time..
Some of us..lol..
I generally buy 2+ year old models..brand new..

Let someone else take the big hit..
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-20-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,519
Posted By Emile de Leon
I like those kind of cams..as you never know what...

I like those kind of cams..as you never know what you are going to get photographically!
As well as bargains to buy..
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-20-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,273
Posted By Emile de Leon
Cal, I agree with your statement. Probably best...

Cal,
I agree with your statement.
Probably best thing for Leica to do if they think the tariffs are going to be permanent is to do what Rolex does..and severely limit supply..which may well be on its...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-20-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,273
Posted By Emile de Leon
Leica is going to price itself out of the...

Leica is going to price itself out of the market..
I was going to buy an expensive lens soon..
That is on hold now until the tariffs cease...
Why the hell would someone buy a 5K lens...for a lot more...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-19-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,519
Posted By Emile de Leon
These were taken with a $10- flea market Agfa MF...

These were taken with a $10- flea market Agfa MF folder...w/light leaks and a viewfinder that was so cloudy I could barely see thru it..long...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-19-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 839
Posted By Emile de Leon
My wife the artist...back in the...

My wife the artist...back in the day..w/Iggie..and cat..

This was taken on my dads Yashicamat..from my 1st roll of MF ever..
And yes..Iggie used to just perch on her head for hours..lol..while she...
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-18-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,665
Posted By Emile de Leon
53mm on 6x9.

53mm on 6x9.
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-18-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,665
Posted By Emile de Leon
How about this...

How about this Biogon...
https://i.imgur.com/2PB3Ixg.jpg
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-18-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,526
Posted By Emile de Leon
Why would Leica have anything to do with these...

Why would Leica have anything to do with these guys..?
Crash and burn Koncept camera...
2.5K tops..for outfit..
All Komrads..must buy them or face..
Firing squad..
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2019
Replies: 90
Views: 4,861
Posted By Emile de Leon
In anything.. Its best to know when to jump...

In anything..
Its best to know when to jump in..
And when to get out..
And maybe..later..jump back in again..
Esp in business..
As well as art..
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-17-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,972
Posted By Emile de Leon
Thats nicely printed!

Thats nicely printed!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-13-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,744
Posted By Emile de Leon
I just ordered mine! Chrome, single coated, 8E...

I just ordered mine!
Chrome, single coated, 8E FLINT.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-12-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,744
Posted By Emile de Leon
How bout a Pinkham Smith...or Cooke....for...

How bout a Pinkham Smith...or Cooke....for LF...or even MF...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-11-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,583
Posted By Emile de Leon
My wife gets whatever she wants..but she doesnt...

My wife gets whatever she wants..but she doesnt want much..
She is beautiful and..pretty low maintenance too..
I dont buy anything that I dont really need..
But she doesnt care one way or...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-11-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,744
Posted By Emile de Leon
Not the 50 f.1 noct...nooooo.. The inflated price...

Not the 50 f.1 noct...nooooo..
The inflated price of mine...will take a dive..
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-11-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,744
Posted By Emile de Leon
The 75 lux is the one to do.. And the 35 1.4...

The 75 lux is the one to do..
And the 35 1.4 pre...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-09-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,744
Posted By Emile de Leon
9 characters..ok...thats better..!

9 characters..ok...thats better..!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-09-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,744
Posted By Emile de Leon
Thx Kevin! Is the lens going to indicate on ring...

Thx Kevin!
Is the lens going to indicate on ring or barrel..either single or multi coated?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-09-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,744
Posted By Emile de Leon
Thats 9 characters.. I think I'm going...

Thats 9 characters..


I think I'm going with...FLINT8SC
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-09-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,744
Posted By Emile de Leon
I'm going to order mine..as soon as I figure out...

I'm going to order mine..as soon as I figure out what to put on the front ring..lol..
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-09-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 732
Posted By Emile de Leon
Around $1600-

Around $1600-
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-04-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,744
Posted By Emile de Leon
This photos I saw with the 1.2 looked pretty...

This photos I saw with the 1.2 looked pretty good..there is a test somewhere online between the two of them..
But my 1.0 is probably the last lens that I would ever sell.
Back in the 80's though..I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-03-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,744
Posted By Emile de Leon
Thx for clearing that up Kevin! Cheers!

Thx for clearing that up Kevin!
Cheers!
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 12-03-2019
Replies: 433
Views: 73,885
Posted By Emile de Leon
I love what you do with that Rollie Petronius! I...

I love what you do with that Rollie Petronius!
I should take mine out for a stroll soon..as its been lying fallow for 20 years now..
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-03-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,744
Posted By Emile de Leon
Originally Posted by Emile de Leon ...

Originally Posted by Emile de Leon https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/themes/graphite/buttons/viewpost.gif...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-02-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,744
Posted By Emile de Leon
I'd be interested in the 50 as well.. Is it the...

I'd be interested in the 50 as well..
Is it the hand ground Noct 1.2?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-02-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By Emile de Leon
You need a flippy screen for this kind of work...

You need a flippy screen for this kind of work ..
And an enlarging lens..w/copy stand..
I use a Valoy-2 for bigger negs..
https://i.imgur.com/Casez6o.jpg


You can use the BEOON too..
But I think...
Forum: Leica SL 12-01-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,616
Posted By Emile de Leon
. Thx for the M lens info on the fp.. If this...

.
Thx for the M lens info on the fp..
If this changes let me know!
Cheers
Forum: Leica SL 11-30-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,616
Posted By Emile de Leon
I would want to keep it small...and use as a...

I would want to keep it small...and use as a super wide angle point and shoot cam..w/o any attachments except viewfinder..
So I'm holding off on it for now..
Forum: Leica SL 11-30-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,616
Posted By Emile de Leon
OT... This is the one to get imo.. I'm still...

OT...
This is the one to get imo..
I'm still thinking about it..
If it only had a place to put a finder on top..I would have already gotten it..
How is it with M WA glass?
Forum: Leica SL 11-29-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,616
Posted By Emile de Leon
Unless the camera definitively fills a niche or...

Unless the camera definitively fills a niche or pro $$ factor..or just for your innate happiness..
Why bother..whipping out the card..
As most of us have more than enough cams already..to make...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-22-2019
Replies: 102
Views: 3,174
Posted By Emile de Leon
Even beautiful women..luv...

Even beautiful women..luv Leica...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOeExRRuoOc
Now if she would only review the M10 & SL2 ...lol..
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-21-2019
Replies: 102
Views: 3,174
Posted By Emile de Leon
I have a lot of M glass..some screwmount and a...

I have a lot of M glass..some screwmount and a tad of R too..
Still have not seen the Leica digital cam that will get me to pony up the big buckolas..
Maybe someday..
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-20-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 3,287
Posted By Emile de Leon
I received a Summar uncoated and Summitar coated...

I received a Summar uncoated and Summitar coated basically for free back in the day...
Summar is all scratched up but takes "misty" shots...
Summitar has mint glass and is sharp..but the ratchety...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-19-2019
Replies: 825
Views: 168,917
Posted By Emile de Leon
How about some clickless Cine lenses.. Maybe...

How about some clickless Cine lenses..
Maybe anamorphic too..
At decent prices..
There is a big market for that..
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-16-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,744
Posted By Emile de Leon
I'd worry about the brass tarnishing..

I'd worry about the brass tarnishing..
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-15-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,744
Posted By Emile de Leon
Please reserve a Chrome version for me thx!

Please reserve a Chrome version for me thx!
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-14-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 2,462
Posted By Emile de Leon
Exactly why would anyone with a true artistic...

Exactly why would anyone with a true artistic bent..and very active in that..
Take the time off being an artist...to be a full time reviewer..?
2 different mind sets..for 2 different purposes..
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 11-12-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,130
Posted By Emile de Leon
No low pass filter..?...maybe..

No low pass filter..?...maybe..
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 11-12-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,130
Posted By Emile de Leon
I've been seriously thinking about this camera...

I've been seriously thinking about this camera for a few months now..
And will probably get it.
Still thinking though..
Just put in a stock request at B&H..FP w/45 f2.8...
I shoot a lot of video..so...
Forum: Leica SL 11-11-2019
Replies: 196
Views: 8,092
Posted By Emile de Leon
Raid..why not get the original SL when it goes on...

Raid..why not get the original SL when it goes on sale..and bargain them down further..

Maybe just..not buy into all the SL2 hype..
Use M glass on it..and when you want to put some SL giant perfect...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-10-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 3,112
Posted By Emile de Leon
Billinghams are my faves! Got 3 of them. The 30...

Billinghams are my faves!
Got 3 of them.
The 30 year old one is looking pretty ratty these days though.

So they dont last forever.
My new one..
https://i.imgur.com/bo77EC0.jpg
Forum: Leica SL 11-07-2019
Replies: 196
Views: 8,092
Posted By Emile de Leon
Probably would luv this camera...but... Same ole...

Probably would luv this camera...but...
Same ole dumb...29 min video recording limit..
Making it useless for concerts etc..
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-04-2019
Replies: 724
Views: 57,599
Posted By Emile de Leon
We all have our ways...whatever works!

We all have our ways...whatever works!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-03-2019
Replies: 724
Views: 57,599
Posted By Emile de Leon
I would think that APS or micro 4/3 w/full frame...

I would think that APS or micro 4/3 w/full frame lens..will get rid of the "dirty corner" realities of most lenses.
I've been happy with Focotar-2 on BEEON or Leitz Valoy for 6x9 and up..
Thing...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-02-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 2,725
Posted By Emile de Leon
Request from the seller to send you a funds...

Request from the seller to send you a funds request for goods...this still goes thru E***..
But..there is...

No tax...tuna-mon'..
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-01-2019
Replies: 65
Views: 2,999
Posted By Emile de Leon
I dont want all those 41MP per shot..clogging up...

I dont want all those 41MP per shot..clogging up my computer...
Would rather have a super speed 12MP or 24MP cam..
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-24-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 16,473
Posted By Emile de Leon
I own both..bought new back in the day... FM for...

I own both..bought new back in the day...
FM for work..
M6 for me...
M6 gets used..
FM..just sits around still in mint condition from 1978..
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-22-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 7,321
Posted By Emile de Leon
Watches..like cameras..or any other thing for...

Watches..like cameras..or any other thing for that matter...
We can probably live without..
But they can enrich our lives too...
https://i.imgur.com/Q3tlJVU.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/pNIplES.jpg
Forum: Leica SL 10-22-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 940
Posted By Emile de Leon
I always wonder.. Why anyone these days.. Would...

I always wonder..
Why anyone these days..
Would want a reg slr camera w/o a flippy screen..
M10 not included..
Sure the SL is nice with Leica lenses..
But once you have a fully articulated...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-17-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 7,321
Posted By Emile de Leon
https://i.imgur.com/aUEHLVt.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/aUEHLVt.jpg
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-17-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,195
Posted By Emile de Leon
Ver 1 is nice and light. Probably not as good in...

Ver 1 is nice and light. Probably not as good in the corners as the other versions..
But for my purposes..works fine.
Esp when traveling.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-14-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 892
Posted By Emile de Leon
I did a vid on the 3 tabletop tripods...

I did a vid on the 3 tabletop tripods recently..
For sheer lightweight and speed..I luv the latest Gitzo..so quick and firm..

The Oben is more flexible..but more things to adjust..

I decided to...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-01-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,744
Posted By Emile de Leon
I think it should have been a flawless...

I think it should have been a flawless diamond..or emerald...lol..
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-23-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,346
Posted By Emile de Leon
I just got back into film after a 10+ year...

I just got back into film after a 10+ year hiatus..
I figure the only reason for film these days is you actually like the process..and intend to print..
For me that means MF up to LF..
Not...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 16,229
Posted By Emile de Leon
This... https://i.imgur.com/2PB3Ixg.jpg

This...
https://i.imgur.com/2PB3Ixg.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-16-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,450
Posted By Emile de Leon
At least it pours easier...lol..

At least it pours easier...lol..
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-13-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By Emile de Leon
Thx Brett! Would like to know that info. I was...

Thx Brett! Would like to know that info.



I was surprised it worked! And it even has the lil incident plastic attachment too.



Now thats something to think about!
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-13-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By Emile de Leon
I read somewhere that the 180 Sonnar covers...

I read somewhere that the 180 Sonnar covers 4x5..dont know if true or how well..
I have yet to test it out..maybe I'll do that tomorrow..
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-13-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By Emile de Leon
Thx man! I have sheet film cameras from 4x5 to...

Thx man!


I have sheet film cameras from 4x5 to 16x20 Wisner..the cost per sheet today over 15 years ago..is staggering..and even roll film..at $6- per..

I think the 180 Sonnar will cover 4x5..and...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-13-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By Emile de Leon
Linhof Tech 70 ...with...Biogon..!

Just got this set...decided to start back w/film after more than a decade of digital..and get my hands wet again...

Looked at the cost of sheet film these days and gasped..
So its roll film for...
Forum: Leica SL 09-13-2019
Replies: 196
Views: 8,092
Posted By Emile de Leon
No Porsche design there..

No Porsche design there..
Forum: Leica SL 09-09-2019
Replies: 196
Views: 8,092
Posted By Emile de Leon
Jeeze..thats a butt ugly camera...lol..

Jeeze..thats a butt ugly camera...lol..
Forum: Travel 09-04-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 932
Posted By Emile de Leon
Yeah..thats all fine and good... ...but where do...

Yeah..thats all fine and good...
...but where do you go for Hungarian strudel..?
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-02-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,980
Posted By Emile de Leon
The Volvo P1800 was luv at 1st sight for me.. Had...

The Volvo P1800 was luv at 1st sight for me..
Had to have one..
Loved the muffler kickback roar..
And the styling..
And esp..the 5th gear electronic overdrive..
Never owned another sports car...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-31-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By Emile de Leon
Guitar is beautiful..reminds me of the Gibson of...

Guitar is beautiful..reminds me of the Gibson of a guy I played jazz with for years used..
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-30-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,980
Posted By Emile de Leon
Quote: ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Emile de Leon ...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,980
Posted By Emile de Leon
I used to own a 1960 Volvo P1800... Didnt go very...

I used to own a 1960 Volvo P1800...
Didnt go very fast..but it was fun to drive..and what a looker..
Forum: Large Format Film RF 08-27-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,214
Posted By Emile de Leon
4x5..printed really large..in a wet...

4x5..printed really large..in a wet darkroom...will kill most medium formats in tonality..only 6x9 can compete..and even then..
And a contact print on chloride paper..will kill any print made on...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 08-26-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,214
Posted By Emile de Leon
You can make some stunning prints with the 4x5 in...

You can make some stunning prints with the 4x5 in that format..
Unless you want to fiddle around with movements..
You should be able to do great with that cam!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-16-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 8,648
Posted By Emile de Leon
Get rid of the wife..get rid of the kids..flush...

Get rid of the wife..get rid of the kids..flush w/Leica...lol...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-16-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 8,648
Posted By Emile de Leon
Leica M lenses..pretty much hold their value if...

Leica M lenses..pretty much hold their value if you buy right and wait a few years..
Pretty much anyone who is a camera buff can afford a Leica lens..
I sold my Toyota to get my 1st M3 w/DR..
You...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-15-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,744
Posted By Emile de Leon
Jeeze..that lens looks good!

Jeeze..that lens looks good!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-15-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 8,648
Posted By Emile de Leon
They know...they can get it..lol..

They know...they can get it..lol..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-12-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 992
Posted By Emile de Leon
Charge back the MC/Visa card if its not too...

Charge back the MC/Visa card if its not too late..as they wont honor their "repair"..
Find another repairman..and/or get another body..
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-12-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 2,164
Posted By Emile de Leon
The SL is weather sealed.. I would love to have a...

The SL is weather sealed..
I would love to have a well sealed digital cam like that..
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-12-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 2,164
Posted By Emile de Leon
There are certain photos you simply can not take...

There are certain photos you simply can not take with any cam other than a rangefinder..
The ability to chop into a scene fast w/o thinking..seeing all the stuff around the actual photo area..and...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-11-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 2,164
Posted By Emile de Leon
Neither.. Why not this one.. Smallest full...

Neither..
Why not this one..
Smallest full framer..
L mount..thin or no..cover glass..
Supposed to work well w/M...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-09-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 7,423
Posted By Emile de Leon
Never really got on w/filters.. Tested a bit back...

Never really got on w/filters..
Tested a bit back in the day..
Some worked ok..others not..
Tend to degrade the image..more flare etc..
And then you have to get the same filter for different lens...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-09-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 797
Posted By Emile de Leon
Always wondered about that camera..movements and...

Always wondered about that camera..movements and all..
Back in the day B&H..at the old location..had one sitting high up in there on a shelf...
Giant cam..lol..
I went LF & ULF instead..
If you are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 7,321
Posted By Emile de Leon
I didnt wear a watch for over 30 years..didnt...

I didnt wear a watch for over 30 years..didnt care too much for all of that..
Then I turned 60..and thought..nows the time..
https://i.imgur.com/oVmEfa2.jpg
This year I turned 63..so I added...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-06-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,744
Posted By Emile de Leon
Nature abhors a vacuum... If Leica isnt going to...

Nature abhors a vacuum...
If Leica isnt going to reissue it..
Someone else will..
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-05-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,298
Posted By Emile de Leon
Seems to me Ebay would side with you..as the...

Seems to me Ebay would side with you..as the "buyer" didn't provide tracking # w/signature confirm..
Opps..just noticed..time limit expired..
Forum: Lomography 08-05-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 700
Posted By Emile de Leon
Pretty interesting system Huss. Photos looking...

Pretty interesting system Huss. Photos looking good! I like the look of those lenses..different..
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-04-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,744
Posted By Emile de Leon
Someone in China should make all the Leica lenses...

Someone in China should make all the Leica lenses we love..
F1.0 Noct...75mm F1.4...35mm F1.4 pre..
Sell em for a fair price..make them as good or better..
There will be buyers..
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-03-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,202
Posted By Emile de Leon
Some of the older lenses..while perhaps not as...

Some of the older lenses..while perhaps not as good wide open or close..
Are stunning at F5.6 or F8..
Some of the newer lenses..while better matched at all their F stops..fail to reach the highest...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-03-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,202
Posted By Emile de Leon
DR was my very best lens for noon time sunny...

DR was my very best lens for noon time sunny days..and tech pan B&W..or any other high contrast low iso film..
DR totally reduced the high contrast of TP with the sun..and resolution was...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-30-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By Emile de Leon
My favorite lens..I never got around to buying..

My favorite lens..I never got around to buying..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 482
Views: 71,240
Posted By Emile de Leon
Nice cam..it actually has a..flippy...

Nice cam..it actually has a..flippy screen..well..tilting...
Priced @ $7499-
The new..SWC..
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-28-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 15,992
Posted By Emile de Leon
Thanks! Problem is.. The older watches are...

Thanks!
Problem is..
The older watches are expensive to service..
And even harder to find someone to do a good job..
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-28-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,268
Posted By Emile de Leon
I have the DR version.. My experience.. Great on...

I have the DR version..
My experience..

Great on film..
Not so great on digital..
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-27-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 15,992
Posted By Emile de Leon
Some of my dads watches..some of mine..most stuff...

Some of my dads watches..some of mine..most stuff I've owned for a long time...
https://i.imgur.com/IhUWKD8.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-25-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,744
Posted By Emile de Leon
Sorry for the confusion..I meant..how is the...

Sorry for the confusion..I meant..how is the China lens mechanically..
This would be paramount in my mind..as well as QC..
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-25-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,744
Posted By Emile de Leon
Looks good..! Would like to see it compared to...

Looks good..!
Would like to see it compared to the real Leica 8 element at all apertures for comparison..
I did some quick testing of an 8 element back in the day..
Very nice lens..I actually liked...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-24-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,377
Posted By Emile de Leon
If there is a recession..or depression...

If there is a recession..or depression coming...film will be dead..
As in...too expensive to shoot..
And film cams will be cheap again..relatively..
Thing is...sooner or later..these cameras will be...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,377
Posted By Emile de Leon
The Leica man cares not about such simple things...

The Leica man cares not about such simple things as money..or market ups and downs..
He just buys anyway...lol..
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-21-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,418
Posted By Emile de Leon
The Elmar M is one of the best rendering...

The Elmar M is one of the best rendering all-arounder lenses I own except for speed..it just has that certain "something"..that makes it a pleasure to use in either color or...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 07-20-2019
Replies: 252
Views: 109,757
Posted By Emile de Leon
A72 w/Leica R 60mm...

A72 w/Leica R 60mm macro...
https://i.imgur.com/sMjDHCZ.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-20-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By Emile de Leon
I think I like it better the other way..lol..

I think I like it better the other way..lol..
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,180
Posted By Emile de Leon
Dont know.. I use an 8x10 Ebony cam on old AZO...

Dont know..
I use an 8x10 Ebony cam on old AZO chloride paper..and right outta the gate..it demolishes any print I ever made on any other format..w/o even trying..
Th prints basically...glow..

You...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,180
Posted By Emile de Leon
8x10 contacts..will be the best prints tonally...

8x10 contacts..will be the best prints tonally you ever made..
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 07-16-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1,236
Posted By Emile de Leon
This guy seems to like...

This guy seems to like it..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoGRcdIqxTc
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-14-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,996
Posted By Emile de Leon
I dont see much difference in use between...

I dont see much difference in use between digital..or film..or cell phones for that matter..they are all just boxes w/glass to collect light in one manner or another..the composition is the reality...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-06-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,154
Posted By Emile de Leon
Technology..allowed you to post this...

Technology..allowed you to post this thread...lol..
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-05-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 7,365
Posted By Emile de Leon
Dump remaining parts.. Prelude to an M250.. ...

Dump remaining parts..
Prelude to an M250..

And..cant say for certain..but with the gun metal finish..sometimes thats a tactic to clear out cosmetically challenged left over metal parts..
Coat em...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-05-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,928
Posted By Emile de Leon
I see that Hologon is working out great for you...

I see that Hologon is working out great for you Raid! Very nice compositions!
Still thinking about getting one..
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-04-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 7,365
Posted By Emile de Leon
Will this be a sell out...as in...all 750...

Will this be a sell out...as in...all 750 sold..
Or like the old M-E...languishing in dealers stockrooms unsold..
And if/or..after 750 sold..
Will M240 prices recover..?
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 07-03-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 7,357
Posted By Emile de Leon
The A72 is a steal these days..I got mine w/zoom...

The A72 is a steal these days..I got mine w/zoom brand new for around $800- B&H special. Use all kinds of Leica lenses on it..
I think this was the 35mm f1.4 pre..
https://i.imgur.com/GKiGJSB.jpg
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