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Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-31-2019
Replies: 429
Views: 183,231
Posted By Teemō
Actually, this one was silver! But the prices of...

Actually, this one was silver! But the prices of black lenses (and cameras) do tend to be higher, even when new.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-31-2019
Replies: 429
Views: 183,231
Posted By Teemō
The price!

It continues to amaze me on how much these sell for second-hand. I saw a silver NIB sell this week for 45,500 JPY. They originally sold for 45,000 JPY in 2002!

While sharpness seems not to be the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-19-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 2,010
Posted By Teemō
I hope to see some of your images with it! I'll...

I hope to see some of your images with it! I'll be getting some more of my own developed soon.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-03-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 2,010
Posted By Teemō
Depends which lenses, and the definition of...

Depends which lenses, and the definition of colour being referred to. Lateral chromatic aberrations are basically non-existent on a lot of these old lenses, to a similar degree as a lot of simple 3-4...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-03-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 2,010
Posted By Teemō
The Super Rokkor is an amazing lens. Good flare...

The Super Rokkor is an amazing lens. Good flare resistance, moderate contrast and good colour. It's deadly in the centre - way more so than later SLR Rokkors. Performance is good across the frame...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-05-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 3,198
Posted By Teemō
Wow, I had no idea lol. What a lunatic and a...

Wow, I had no idea lol. What a lunatic and a fraud. :angel: :p
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-25-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 4,890
Posted By Teemō
I dabbled with 28mm F2.5 (very compact, fits in a...

I dabbled with 28mm F2.5 (very compact, fits in a pocket) and 40mm F1.7 (much sharper but slow AF, natural field of view) on digital. 58mm F1.4 or 100mm F2 (quite a compact lens actually) on film. I...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-23-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,774
Posted By Teemō
It's interesting that you mention Focal Point, I...

It's interesting that you mention Focal Point, I had the website bookmarked for some time. I've just tried it again but it goes to a Chinese website now... he's retired.
The service I found is...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-23-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,774
Posted By Teemō
Saves the international credit, and most...

Saves the international credit, and most companies will not repair such products due to lack of parts. Voigtlander.de states the authorised repairer is ffs-service.de but in other countries, it seems...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-21-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,774
Posted By Teemō
Cheers! So they are still servicing...

Cheers!



So they are still servicing discontinued lenses, or will they send it somewhere else?

The tech I spoke to has experience with all types of lenses, and receives a lot of Voigtlanders,...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-21-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,774
Posted By Teemō
Unfortunately he doesn't take gear from outside...

Unfortunately he doesn't take gear from outside the US, and I'm not sure the lens cleaning service on his website covers the internals.



Good to know. And are there any optical differences/changes...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-20-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,774
Posted By Teemō
I will keep it in mind as an option! Unless it...

I will keep it in mind as an option! Unless it uses an odd pitch on the thread, a hood shouldn't be a problem to buy.



Looks sharp right into the corners to me. It may be the ticket, we'll see!...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-20-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,774
Posted By Teemō
The reverse-psychology approach is interesting...

The reverse-psychology approach is interesting for sure. :D Definitely, I think I will probably be approached sometimes just because I'm obviously 'not from around there', and probably taking photos...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-20-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,774
Posted By Teemō
You make a good point, and there is a lot of...

You make a good point, and there is a lot of security surveillance and police patrolling streets so I think, being a foreigner, I will stick out like a sore thumb regardless of what I'm doing. To be...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-20-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,774
Posted By Teemō
Good advice, thank you! Possibly I am better...

Good advice, thank you! Possibly I am better described as a hoarder than a collector in that case. :p

The images you posted are quite useful, since I also happen to own m4/3 for a digital camera....
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-19-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,774
Posted By Teemō
Thanks for your reply. The box is purely a...

Thanks for your reply. The box is purely a collecting/storage thing and usually indicates that a lens hasn't been used much.

As for the colour/finish, I'm actually concerned that the silver lens...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-18-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,774
Posted By Teemō
Lightbulb Advice for a Voigtlander 35/1.7 LTM & Haze

I'm looking for one of these to pair with my black Bessa R. Currently I only have a Super Rokkor 5cm F1.8, but was considering the Ultron for something wider and more importantly, more modern.
The...
Forum: RFF News 03-11-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 6,393
Posted By Teemō
Well, it's probably a decent time to buy Kodak...

Well, it's probably a decent time to buy Kodak shares if you ever wanted them. :p
Forum: RFF News 03-11-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 6,393
Posted By Teemō
Eastman Kodak is largely a Printing Systems and...

Eastman Kodak is largely a Printing Systems and Industrial Chemical manufacturer. Consumer film and industrial chemicals generate one of the minor portions of revenue. Whether you consider that...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-04-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4,410
Posted By Teemō
Plenty of cats-eye vignette as I thought....

Plenty of cats-eye vignette as I thought. Otherwise, looks quite sharp wide-open with good control of LOCA. The Cosina background colours are the one thing I hate about their lenses. I much prefer...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-04-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4,410
Posted By Teemō
If their lenses are anodised it should be okay....

If their lenses are anodised it should be okay. On vintage lenses that are only painted I think it is too rough and ruins the finish, particularly on edges. Normally I just disassemble those and soak...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-04-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,438
Posted By Teemō
Mathieu Stern was sent a prototype lens from...

Mathieu Stern was sent a prototype lens from Meyer Optik to review and got to keep it because they wanted him to wait longer before uploading any review... and then they folded. lol.
Forum: RFF News 03-03-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 6,393
Posted By Teemō
The last estimate that was possible to make...

The last estimate that was possible to make (based on Fuji figures from 2011 and 2016) indicated that traditional colour film represented 8% of Imaging Solutions revenue or less than 1% of total...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-03-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4,410
Posted By Teemō
You can't get much more retro than manual...

You can't get much more retro than manual focusing helioids. I've not found a solution for cleaning the deep grooves on old lenses so the half-smooth scalloped design is much more welcome.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-03-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By Teemō
Minolta was always enthusiast focused with their...

Minolta was always enthusiast focused with their SLR pricing. I am guessing that Topcon was a bit more expensive like Nikon? I see some of their lenses even had bayonet mounts for the hoods - that's...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 11-26-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,069
Posted By Teemō
Black automotive silicon will do the job - it...

Black automotive silicon will do the job - it sets hard yet remains flexible. Apply a thin but wide coat to both sides of the affected area.

The camera is not valuable enough to have professionally...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-16-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,528
Posted By Teemō
I would not replace elements in such a precision...

I would not replace elements in such a precision lens even if the overall blocks are marked with the same focal length. Each individual element is not going to have the same focal length as the same...
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-26-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 3,289
Posted By Teemō
Lightbulb Not really... As early as 1886 the phenomenon of...

Not really... As early as 1886 the phenomenon of oxide coatings was noted by Lord Rayleigh and 10 years later by Dennis Taylor. Fluoride deposition coatings were patented first by Zeiss in 1935 and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 09-23-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1,318
Posted By Teemō
You've got many great shots there Peter, from a...

You've got many great shots there Peter, from a variety of lenses. These old LTM lenses are definitely underappreciated (except by the folks here!).
I'd use mine more often but the viewfinder on the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 09-21-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1,318
Posted By Teemō
Your Best Super Rokkor 5cm F1.8 Images

This lens is mentioned every now and then, but images from it are rarely shown. So, let's see your best images from this lens! Digital or film - but preferably full-frame.
Unfortunately I have only...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-29-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,758
Posted By Teemō
Actually, under the black paper light baffle, you...

Actually, under the black paper light baffle, you see the Negative Lens Assembly behind the thick negative glass. This is where the Petri 7 and Petri Racer start to differ, but the principle seems...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-26-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,758
Posted By Teemō
Petri Racer / Petri 7 Focus/Rangefinder Calibration

I own a Petri Racer and it wasn't until I shot a roll through it that I realised the focus needed calibration. It uses the same rangefinder system as the Petri 7\s. Frustratingly, I've spent many...
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