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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-12-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 2,673
Posted By Imagesfromobjects
I had the M42 version, used it on a Pentax MX....

I had the M42 version, used it on a Pentax MX. Great size, silky operation, lovely lens. Only complaints were some kooky distortion which was noticeable when photographing geometric stuff....
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-10-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,505
Posted By Imagesfromobjects
Nice! 25mm?

Nice!

25mm?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-10-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,509
Posted By Imagesfromobjects
I'm currently borrowing one from o buddy. Holy...

I'm currently borrowing one from o buddy. Holy crap, amazing camera.

If you have the funds to spare, go for it. Ebay will sort it out eventually if anything's amiss.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-09-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 628
Posted By Imagesfromobjects
I've actually done away with the stabilizer step...

I've actually done away with the stabilizer step altogether with no detrimental effects. It's good for really old or exotic film, but using normal stuff it doesn't seem necessary. Photo-flo is...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-09-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 3,913
Posted By Imagesfromobjects
I owned the current FE version but eventually...

I owned the current FE version but eventually sold it to buy the older LTM f/4 version for film/digital consolidation. I believe the optical formula is nearly identical between the current M and FE...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-08-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 628
Posted By Imagesfromobjects
Used their kits for several years always great....

Used their kits for several years always great. You probably have a more sophisticated setup than I do, but I've had great results with my no-budget routine. Mix the powder well, use distilled water...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-07-2019
Replies: 2,009
Views: 303,776
Posted By Imagesfromobjects
Sony a7S + CV Nokton...

Sony a7S + CV Nokton 40/1.2

https://live.staticflickr.com/953/42073893161_1ca4b82658_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/276VGB4)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/276VGB4) by optic.nervous...
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-07-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 2,145
Posted By Imagesfromobjects
Not gonna go there with film vs. digital, because...

Not gonna go there with film vs. digital, because I shoot both happily. There is an entirely different ethos with film, regardless of the final outcome. If I have a "special occasion" or want to be...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-06-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 6,839
Posted By Imagesfromobjects
SHHHH!!! You guys are gonna make the prices go up...

SHHHH!!! You guys are gonna make the prices go up if you keep posting such great shots!

C200 is by far my fave cheapo film, though not as cheapo as it used to be here in the States. Love the fine...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,864
Posted By Imagesfromobjects
It's not without precedent. Rodin had others...

It's not without precedent. Rodin had others chisel for him, Warhol had others make his silkscreens, Claes Oldenburg's wife sewed for him.

Also, don't forget Thoreau at Walden His mom actually lived...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-10-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,505
Posted By Imagesfromobjects
ARGH, you're killing me posting these. So bummed...

ARGH, you're killing me posting these. So bummed this didn't work out. Maybe I'll try to find one in working order, but this gave me flashbacks to my days of Zenits endlessly crapping out, so I'm a...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-10-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,505
Posted By Imagesfromobjects
Seems so. It arrived, body had some wear, but...

Seems so. It arrived, body had some wear, but cocking and shutter release both seemed on point. I loaded a roll and before I even got past frame 2. something didnt feel right. Like the advance was...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-10-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,505
Posted By Imagesfromobjects
Aaaaaand NOPE. This gorgeous camera has (what's...

Aaaaaand NOPE.

This gorgeous camera has (what's the apparently common) a take-up spool with no tension. So the teeth will grab the film but it won't wind past the 2nd release, because of this....
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-09-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 820
Posted By Imagesfromobjects
Worst case, email Ed Hamrick. He's *personally*...

Worst case, email Ed Hamrick. He's *personally* replied to two of my emails. Truly an amazing one-person operation, the guy deserves a place in the software Hall of Fame as well as the customer...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 7,189
Posted By Imagesfromobjects
I don't know if this has been posted, but here's...

I don't know if this has been posted, but here's the official press release from Fuji:

https://www.fujifilm.com/news/n190225.html

"[...] Fujifilm will continue to study the market demand, and make...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-09-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,505
Posted By Imagesfromobjects
I just grabbed a used (black!!) one of the 'bay...

I just grabbed a used (black!!) one of the 'bay for $115, so I'll let you know for sure. Going to check the advance, but already checked the shutter speeds and they seem fine. Came with batteries...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-09-2019
Replies: 825
Views: 167,231
Posted By Imagesfromobjects
YES, please. Also, an M (and E?) mount Skopar...

YES, please.

Also, an M (and E?) mount Skopar 28/3.5.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-09-2019
Replies: 825
Views: 167,231
Posted By Imagesfromobjects
Love the idea of a 12mp FF digital Bessa. I'll...

Love the idea of a 12mp FF digital Bessa. I'll probably be shooting my Sony a7S until it falls apart, because I personally don't see a need for more megapixels, and LOVE the "juicy" files and low...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 05-08-2019
Replies: 1,780
Views: 121,159
Posted By Imagesfromobjects
Minolta CLE | Voigtlander Color Skopar 21mm f/4 |...

Minolta CLE | Voigtlander Color Skopar 21mm f/4 | Fujifilm Superia 400
Home developed and scanned

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46807376605_d5870e9319_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ejd3jz)
blue...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-07-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 838
Posted By Imagesfromobjects
Yes, very much agree this would be great. I'm...

Yes, very much agree this would be great. I'm very new here, but I'm 100% in love with my CLE and have many questions about DIY repairs, now that professional service is no longer an option.

I don't...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-07-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 998
Posted By Imagesfromobjects
I only used my (official CLE) flash a few times...

I only used my (official CLE) flash a few times just to test it, but I believe if you shoot in manual, it's just that- everything will be manual. The flash will just be a "dumb" flash, firing with...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-07-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,428
Posted By Imagesfromobjects
Fair enough. Thing is - I *can* work AROUND the...

Fair enough.

Thing is - I *can* work AROUND the wonky rangefinder by just using it in scale focus, but it would be nice to fix it properly. The other day I shot a roll with the CV 40/1.4 this way...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-05-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,428
Posted By Imagesfromobjects
By any chance, are you AKA Desmolicious? If so,...

By any chance, are you AKA Desmolicious? If so, howdy!

To echo what you said - full disclosure here - I got my CLE for a scant $250 from a super honest seller on the auction site. He was forthright...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-05-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,428
Posted By Imagesfromobjects
Oops! missed this - congrats!

Oops! missed this - congrats!
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-05-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,428
Posted By Imagesfromobjects
Do it. I've had mine about three months and have...

Do it.

I've had mine about three months and have put around 20 rolls through it. It's seriolusly the most fun camera I've ever owned, and just a dream to carry and shoot. Even if it craps out, it...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-12-2019
Replies: 392
Views: 67,157
Posted By Imagesfromobjects
Cost / depreciation and resale value / sensor...

Cost / depreciation and resale value / sensor tech evolving very quickly.

I'll be using an a7S until it falls apart. Hoping Sony makes a FF rangefinder style body at some point. More than likely...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-12-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By Imagesfromobjects
Ok, update: I took the plunge and successfully...

Ok, update:

I took the plunge and successfully opened the CLE sans manual and have since made some very minor adjustments based on the links above, and some good ol'...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-10-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By Imagesfromobjects
Hello! Thank you for the thoughtful response. I...

Hello!

Thank you for the thoughtful response. I certainly didn't mean to step on any toes, and I very much appreciate and respect your reasons even if I don't fully agree.

It would take me several...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-03-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By Imagesfromobjects
No problem, thanks for replying and thank you for...

No problem, thanks for replying and thank you for the link. I'll hve to enlist a French-speaking pal if it comes to that, but that looks very helpful.

The trouble seems to be that there is info out...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-02-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By Imagesfromobjects
CLE Service Manual

Hey Guys!!

Long-time lurker, first time posting here.

I've recently purchased a Minolta CLE. AMAZING camera. Super happy with it. Got it for a very reasonable price because it had - according to...
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