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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-28-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 10,236
Posted By thafred
Unhappy Ordered from amazon. Due on the 11th December......

Ordered from amazon. Due on the 11th December... Still waiting for ng.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-17-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,694
Posted By thafred
Thanks! honestly I did only see that with my M9...

Thanks! honestly I did only see that with my M9 CCD sensor, on my Film M cameras the lens was quite perfect. Also for 210€ from aliexpress this is not really comparable to MS Optics, is it?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-17-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,694
Posted By thafred
Yes to this, 1000x this! Might I add that if the...

Yes to this, 1000x this!
Might I add that if the same 7artisans lens was an 40year old vintage we would all rave about the cheap Summicron Killer from the 80s..also it would sell for >800$ if it was...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-17-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,694
Posted By thafred
Corner sharpness when you are focusing further...

Corner sharpness when you are focusing further away isnīt impressive. I had the problem that my lens was slightly unsharp on the left of the frame and much better on the right when focusing far or to...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-17-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,694
Posted By thafred
Yes this lens sharpness is amazing. I traded mine...

Yes this lens sharpness is amazing. I traded mine and cash for a Summicron 35mm V4 but really regret that. The 35mm IV has no distortion and is a bit sharper but I liked colors, bokeh and contrast...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-16-2018
Replies: 105
Views: 11,562
Posted By thafred
I have always loved and shot the 28mm FL. I sold...

I have always loved and shot the 28mm FL. I sold all of my 28mm lenses years ago and only since buying a M9P last winter I thought I treat myself and bought into the FL again with a Biogon 28mm...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-11-2018
Replies: 116
Views: 10,236
Posted By thafred
I just ordered one. :D The 35mmc review...

I just ordered one. :D The 35mmc review (here:https://www.35mmc.com/16/11/2018/7artisans-28mm-f-1-4-preview/) pushed me over the edge, it says that the ring flare is only visible at fully open 1.4,...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-10-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 904
Posted By thafred
Yes Iīm from Vienna :D didnīt realize you were...

Yes Iīm from Vienna :D didnīt realize you were too? If you want we can meet and you can borrow my lens, best to do this after the X-Mas Holidays thou ;)

best greetings,
Fred
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-09-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 904
Posted By thafred
I have a prewar CZJ Sonnar 50mm f1.5 that was...

I have a prewar CZJ Sonnar 50mm f1.5 that was coated after the war (looks like original Zeiss but Iīm not sure). The lens is from a Contax IIIa and I use it on my M9 via a Jupiter 3 focusing...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-03-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,438
Posted By thafred
Interesting!

I have a late Canadian Summicron 35mm, Serial on the front (not under tab) is 344XXXX and it weights... 154g!
Does this mean they did the revision in Canada and then continued production in Germany?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-04-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,547
Posted By thafred
I have used the 7Artisans for almost a month now...

I have used the 7Artisans for almost a month now on my M9P as well as M6. Have to say that it is one of my most favorite lenses! My focus ring is butter smooth, focus tab is perfect and the aperture...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-11-2012
Replies: 115
Views: 49,053
Posted By thafred
I wanted spring green for her but since it wasnīt...

I wanted spring green for her but since it wasnīt available I went with Deep Jade, love the looks!

Does anyone know how to repair dent filter rings?
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-09-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,447
Posted By thafred
alot of pictures from the 28/1.9 on my photo...

alot of pictures from the 28/1.9 on my photo stream.

http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=ultron&w=57493810%40N00&s=int

I was allways very happy with it, just ditch the hood and the size isnīt so...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-01-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 3,079
Posted By thafred
>My source told me all standard M7 production has...

>My source told me all standard M7 production has stopped and once the current inventory runs out (about 3,000 cameras), they’ll be gone – but as long as there are parts, a-la-carte M7s will continue...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-28-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,316
Posted By thafred
hi, since the UC hexanon is said to be the same...

hi, since the UC hexanon is said to be the same lensdesign as the Cron IV (the pictures are remarkebly similar in character) i´d take that adapter...Cron ASPH has lesser vignetting and very different...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,721
Posted By thafred
Matt? how you could miss it puzzles me but here...

Matt? how you could miss it puzzles me but here you go: http://www.seconds2real.com/photographer/siegfried-hansen/

his Flickr set is amazing too:http://www.flickr.com/photos/streetphotography/

have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,721
Posted By thafred
haha, love that kind of humor!! gotta remember...

haha, love that kind of humor!! gotta remember that.

@all: glad you guys ike the s2r site!
@christoph: IMHO Siggi Hansen is THE god for contemporary street photography, everyone who likes...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-28-2008
Replies: 335
Views: 198,581
Posted By thafred
Hi great photos in this thread! Esp. love...

Hi
great photos in this thread! Esp. love michaels portraits! the rich color saturation (also because of the colorful subjects) and cristal clear drawing really make them stand out!

I once borrowed...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-25-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,721
Posted By thafred
Take a look at www.seconds2real.com, we have the...

Take a look at www.seconds2real.com, we have the Video linked on the frontpage!

best
fred
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-05-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 5,282
Posted By thafred
Hey Avotius, I really enjoy reading your posts...

Hey Avotius,
I really enjoy reading your posts accompanied by your Photography! You have a very good eye and sense of composition and timing in my opinion, very well done.

I also noticed that the M6...
Forum: Photo Software 03-22-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,327
Posted By thafred
good to hear your problem is solved! my DS IV...

good to hear your problem is solved!

my DS IV did that in the summer (rattling gears, refusing to draw in the holder) and I too thought itīs at the end of itīs life. I had about 15000 scans on my...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-22-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 4,572
Posted By thafred
glad you like my pictures! :D I modified both...

glad you like my pictures! :D

I modified both the Cron-C and Nokton 40 to bring up the 35m Framelines since most of my shooting happens at medium distances (1,5-5m) the 40Fl fits the 35 Framelines...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-22-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 4,572
Posted By thafred
Iīll strongly recommend you the Summicron since...

Iīll strongly recommend you the Summicron since itīs the best compromise between Price, Speed and Size IMHO.

I used a Summicron-C for over a year now and bought a Nokton based on the glowing reports...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-20-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 1,250
Posted By thafred
Rem Last year I tested this combination (Rodinal...

Rem
Last year I tested this combination (Rodinal 1:100 and TriX) for my shooting because I mostly shot APX 100 and TriX and wanted to dev. them together in one go. I found that with Rodinal 1:100 and...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-15-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 898
Posted By thafred
I use the prepaid Mailers but put them into the...

I use the prepaid Mailers but put them into the Kodak Envelope of our local Drug store (DM Drogerie markt) they are send to Kodak Austria and they forward it to Dwayneīs. takes about 3 weeks that way...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-14-2008
Replies: 49
Views: 3,120
Posted By thafred
Iīm doing street for awhile now and donīt usualy...

Iīm doing street for awhile now and donīt usualy ask strangers to take their pic. these are the only few pictures I did ask (out of appox 700 on my stream)

I found a tip I read very usefull to...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-14-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 5,370
Posted By thafred
Richard, that portrait is wonderful!! richness of...

Richard, that portrait is wonderful!! richness of tones and very precise focus, amazing work for a informal shot :cool: also I love the Background! perfect wallpaper for a portrait :D

I prefer my...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-12-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 898
Posted By thafred
Hi, I shot two rolls of Kodachrome 200 last...

Hi, I shot two rolls of Kodachrome 200 last summer and the turnaround time her in austria is about 3-5weeks. they are send to Texas for processing I was told.

K200 this is the sweetest, best looking...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-01-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 3,776
Posted By thafred
Iīd say go for the Cron :-) I like it better than...

Iīd say go for the Cron :-) I like it better than my Nokton 40, mostly because of the better center sharpness at f4-5,6 and the smaller size. Allthou the better wide open performance of the Nokton is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 1,410
Posted By thafred
see, just taste and interpretation of the own...

see, just taste and interpretation of the own Eye! lets all thank "paste your god here" for our different viewpoints of the world and hug :-)

Iīm glad you liked one of the links!
cheers
fred
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 1,410
Posted By thafred
I totaly agree with Pitxu! itīs just a matter of...

I totaly agree with Pitxu! itīs just a matter of taste.

Anyways, regardles of genre, allways the bad shots outnumber the good ones by a large margin! ...especialy sunsets :p
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 1,410
Posted By thafred
Oh Joy! thank you Alkis :)

Oh Joy! thank you Alkis :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 1,410
Posted By thafred
[QUOTE=Ade-oh]Because most modern 'street'...

[QUOTE=Ade-oh]Because most modern 'street' photography seems to consist of poorly composed, poorly focused, poorly exposed, black and white pictures of random people doing nothing very much....
Forum: RFF Polls 01-24-2008
Replies: 100
Views: 10,543
Posted By thafred
hahaha..Alkis, this is totaly what I was thinking...

hahaha..Alkis, this is totaly what I was thinking when I voted..so I voted for a .

I have an 90mm lens now and will try to make more (b) shots because (c) and (a) is so weak with a tele ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 1,648
Posted By thafred
Great thread!! love that shot jky!! lol I love...

Great thread!! love that shot jky!! lol

I love humoristic photos and I hope Iīm not violating the rules here by posting so many....also I just have to post some Rolleiflex shots :D
(seeing this is...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-19-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 829
Posted By thafred
Great shot John, looks very sharp for 1/8th! also...

Great shot John, looks very sharp for 1/8th! also the quality is very good :-)

my lower limit seems to be 1/8th too (with my 40 or 28 lens).. thou sometimes I can go as low as 1/4th and still get a...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-18-2008
Replies: 545
Views: 23,485
Posted By thafred
Woooow!! thanks for the link!! awesome...whoīd...

Woooow!! thanks for the link!!

awesome...whoīd have thought that they bring out a 35 1.4 with the 40 1.4 in the line?! interesting..

Mr. K never fails to amaze me :-)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-17-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By thafred
oh btw. interesting website, I love the Vodka...

oh btw. interesting website, I love the Vodka lens cleaner idea!! ;-)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-17-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By thafred
Thanks alot!! this will come in handy when the...

Thanks alot!! this will come in handy when the time comes :-)

Cheers to you
Fred
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-14-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,038
Posted By thafred
thank you shadowfox!! :-)

thank you shadowfox!! :-)
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-14-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 856
Posted By thafred
Hi! I live in vienna and I assure you that you...

Hi! I live in vienna and I assure you that you can shoot everything here safely :-)) even cops if you smile friendly...the "worldwide" pictureparanoia thankgod hasnīt swapped over yet ;-)

enjoy your...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-14-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,038
Posted By thafred
pherdinand is right, donīt stack filters!! I made...

pherdinand is right, donīt stack filters!! I made a huge lens test lately trying to compare my Nokton 40mm to the Cron-C 40mm at all f-stops and also did shots with and without filters to test for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-14-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,038
Posted By thafred
I use ASA 100 or 200 films with ND8 or Deep Red...

I use ASA 100 or 200 films with ND8 or Deep Red filters.. works very well for shooting low DOF Street shots.. .

Itīs very hard thou really nailing the shot with focus...plus you are kinda limited to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-18-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,217
Posted By thafred
I second Mike Richardīs recommendation for the...

I second Mike Richardīs recommendation for the M4-2. recently got one and itīs smooth as butter, much better than my M6 plus you get an all brass body :-)
I like shooting without in camera meter...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-04-2007
Replies: 128
Views: 16,709
Posted By thafred
thank you very much for the advice Joel! I have...

thank you very much for the advice Joel!
I have the Nokton for a month now and havenīt had the chance to use as many fine (slow) films with it as with the cron (about 20 rolls with the nokton but...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-04-2007
Replies: 128
Views: 16,709
Posted By thafred
OMG I totaly overlooked this thread! The Cron-C...

OMG I totaly overlooked this thread! The Cron-C was my everyday lens for quite some time now.
It is my only Leica lens and I allways thought highly of it. however the focus action is very stiff and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-01-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 2,458
Posted By thafred
just look at the camera, even easier if you have...

just look at the camera, even easier if you have a M6 at hand to compare. the Brass top plates have more beautiful (precise) corners, on the M6īs zinc top plate the corners look a bit rounded, on my...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-24-2007
Replies: 47
Views: 20,592
Posted By thafred
haha, funny story Tom! thanks for sharing :D must...

haha, funny story Tom! thanks for sharing :D
must have been one tough nail polish the receptionist was using... miners ready ;-)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-23-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 2,996
Posted By thafred
Hey Max! didnīt know you are here too :-) Iīd be...

Hey Max! didnīt know you are here too :-) Iīd be also interested in T-Max pushing. a friend gave me some rolls T-Max 400 (old) and I was wondering what to do with them, not to hijack the thread but...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-23-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 2,996
Posted By thafred
Alkis: with standard development I found too that...

Alkis: with standard development I found too that APX 400 is at best a 320 film..that was the reason to experiment with high temp developing to make the developer more active :-)

your examples...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-22-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 2,996
Posted By thafred
Hi since winter kicked in Iīm shooting APX 400 at...

Hi
since winter kicked in Iīm shooting APX 400 at 1600 all the time. figrued out that developing in DDX 1+4 warmed up to 30°C for 17min does the trick. the contrast is pretty high with that...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-20-2007
Replies: 103
Views: 18,746
Posted By thafred
I guess what irq506 said was ment to be a joke...

I guess what irq506 said was ment to be a joke rather than fact since the aperture change in the Ultron from 1.9 to 2.0 really is a joke (only when looking through the lens from the front I can make...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-13-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 1,899
Posted By thafred
Hi, Iīve some 120 pics on my stream taken with...

Hi, Iīve some 120 pics on my stream taken with the ultron. Color and B&W and all on Film (mostly TriX)..I love this lens. very sharp, flare proof and good handling. (balances very well with my...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-07-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,495
Posted By thafred
I forgot, E100VS is my favorite slide film by...

I forgot, E100VS is my favorite slide film by Kodak (apart from the "Iīm so totaly in love why is the stuff so expensive" Kodachrome), I esp. love how easy it scans on my Minolta DS IV compared to...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-07-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,495
Posted By thafred
I love the catchy colors and contrast and use it...

I love the catchy colors and contrast and use it alot for street shooting with my Rolleiflex. I also like that I can get good DOF with a 50asa film in bright sunlight :-)
Sometimes when I get them...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-06-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,765
Posted By thafred
really nice shots man, keep on rocking the...

really nice shots man, keep on rocking the shutter! :-)

the keeper for me is the last shot with the mother and the baby. wonderful work with an amazing feeling captured!!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-02-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,820
Posted By thafred
Servus Spiderman :-) itīs the right hand window...

Servus Spiderman :-)

itīs the right hand window if you look from the "front"
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-02-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,820
Posted By thafred
Iīve tried a red foil and clear color film piece...

Iīve tried a red foil and clear color film piece on my IIIaīs RF window (RF was only guessable in bright light) and while it kinda worked a much better solution for me was to paint a small black spot...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-28-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 2,003
Posted By thafred
I love taking the M6 out in the Rain! previously...

I love taking the M6 out in the Rain! previously I allways took the BessaR with me but after half an hour the FV was clouded and I couldnīt see any more! Never happened with my M6, when I made those...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-27-2007
Replies: 361
Views: 116,469
Posted By thafred
Iīd be really interested in compairson pics...

Iīd be really interested in compairson pics between the two, showing the "ASPH harshness" and the "biogon smoothness" as the Web rumor goes :-)

Iīm thinking bout getting a 35 too, both those lenses...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-19-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 2,565
Posted By thafred
no problem Ash! we all have time :) wow a...

no problem Ash! we all have time :)

wow a beseler CB-7?! A 4x5 enlarger for 40Ģ..... Money well spent!!!! Congrats :D (Iīm looking for a 4x5 outfit but no way could I fit such an enlarger in my...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-19-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,382
Posted By thafred
hi, why not trash a LC-A and build your own..ltm...

hi, why not trash a LC-A and build your own..ltm Lomo lens was my last winter project :-p

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34390&highlight=lomo

most russian ltm lenses I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-14-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 5,253
Posted By thafred
Summilux: this lenses look awesome! and you got a...

Summilux: this lenses look awesome! and you got a red "ball" on the Elmar 3.5! I only have a red dot like on my old Cron Coll.

Tom: I had the summicron Collapsible wich came with my M3 and mine was...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-01-2007
Replies: 59
Views: 12,139
Posted By thafred
here are the 100% details from the shots...

here are the 100% details from the shots before:

this is shot on outdated fuji sensia 200:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=49176&stc=1&d=1188638699

the stopped...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-30-2007
Replies: 59
Views: 12,139
Posted By thafred
Ruben, point well taken! Iīll upload 100% crops...

Ruben, point well taken!

Iīll upload 100% crops (scanned at 3200dpi) later when Iīm home!

cheers
fred
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-29-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 5,253
Posted By thafred
Yesterday I got the first roll of color film...

Yesterday I got the first roll of color film developed and now iīm completely in love with the Elmar. very fine sharpness and texture and contrast perfect for postprocessing! lovely rendition that...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-29-2007
Replies: 59
Views: 12,139
Posted By thafred
nevermind, I checked your Flickr :D (great work...

nevermind, I checked your Flickr :D
(great work btw!)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-29-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 5,253
Posted By thafred
glad to hear that their ok on a Imac screen!...

glad to hear that their ok on a Imac screen! apple lcdīs are one of the best in the consumer class for photoediting :-)

oh I wish I could afford a Imac 24 ...dream machine (right after the Mac Pro...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-29-2007
Replies: 59
Views: 12,139
Posted By thafred
What nice pictures, I can imagine that you refuse...

What nice pictures, I can imagine that you refuse to put anything else on your Camera!!! which film did yuo use for the color picīs?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-29-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 5,253
Posted By thafred
thanks you guys! sorry for the dark pictures and...

thanks you guys! sorry for the dark pictures and thanks for confirming! I shouldnīt have edited them yesterday night in my dark room :angel:

Avotius: afaik the Red scale elmar and Elmar-M should be...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-28-2007
Replies: 59
Views: 12,139
Posted By thafred
wohoo thanks! :-)

wohoo thanks! :-)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-28-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 5,253
Posted By thafred
second set: (on my jobīs monitor they look...

second set: (on my jobīs monitor they look awefully dark, I adjusted so there is detail in the dark areas on a good monitor! beware old dark CRTīs)

again wide...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-28-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 5,253
Posted By thafred
Talking Testing the Elmar-M 50 3.5!!

Yesterday my lens arrived and luckily I could take a coffee-brake walk into the backwoods near vienna! I loaded a roll of APX 100 and souped it in RHS developer 1:15 8min. now Iīm very impressed! my...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-28-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,161
Posted By thafred
Excellent pictures!!! very impressing...

Excellent pictures!!! very impressing rendition
please also post them in the ZM Sonnar vs. Jupiter thread! http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=46141
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-28-2007
Replies: 59
Views: 12,139
Posted By thafred
Wow Fernando, your pics are very impressing!!...

Wow Fernando, your pics are very impressing!! thanks for sharing!

great photos too, verjag! I loke the third the most! stunning good flare supression!

thank you for sharing the ZM shots John!!...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-27-2007
Replies: 59
Views: 12,139
Posted By thafred
fernando, show us some pics of your Jupiter-3!...

fernando, show us some pics of your Jupiter-3! :D

kakinchan, regretably I have no hood or filter for it. sometimes it flares badly and with bright light sources veiling flare is a problem...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-27-2007
Replies: 59
Views: 12,139
Posted By thafred
I think to that the background is swirly...

I think to that the background is swirly sometimes! all depends on light condition - distance..the swirliest of all lenses is my Summar! the whole background runs circles over the focused subject :D
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-27-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 2,878
Posted By thafred
oh well...about that thread...

oh well...about that thread idea:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=626214#post626214
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-27-2007
Replies: 59
Views: 12,139
Posted By thafred
ZM Sonnar vs. Jupiter-3

now hereīs the idea: Letīs compare those old Jupiters-3 lenses with the modern ZM Sonnarīs! Iīd be very interested to see the diference in image quality from those lenses since they are of equal...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-27-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 2,878
Posted By thafred
Hi Samsam! I have quite some Jupiter-3 images on...

Hi Samsam!
I have quite some Jupiter-3 images on my PC and on Flickr here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/1951jupiter350mmf15/
I donīt wanna spam the thread with Jupiter pictures, perhaps we...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-26-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 2,878
Posted By thafred
wow..this looks exactly like my Jupiter-3...

wow..this looks exactly like my Jupiter-3 bokeh!

I keep thinking how Iīd love a Jupiter-3 without flare (or ZM sonnar ;-)

hereīs a bokeh shot of the J3, Sensia200 on a rainy day. with more complex...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-24-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 3,038
Posted By thafred
interesting...the above description is exactly...

interesting...the above description is exactly how I feel about my Nokton! looks sharp because of high contrast but esp. on B&w film itīs very plastic like and I feel like missing something! I miss...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-21-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 3,620
Posted By thafred
thanks mark, that statement makes my mouth wet...

thanks mark, that statement makes my mouth wet :-) also the DR is the summicron Iīm after (ether that or the most recent one) the ability to go closer than 0.7m would be a very nice feat. for casual...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-20-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 3,620
Posted By thafred
thanks for the congrats bosk!! Nikon Bob, thank...

thanks for the congrats bosk!!

Nikon Bob, thank you for the link, saved it :-)

Tom, after reading your informative answer Iīm not anymore puzzled but excited to have bought this lens! thank you...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-20-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 3,620
Posted By thafred
Elmar-M 50mm f3.5!? what have I got here?

I seriously donīt know what got into me since I swore I wonīt touch any 50mm lenses anymore...but this weekend in a weak moment I purchased a mint Elmar-M 50mm 3.5 on the Bay for 179€ not really...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-17-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 829
Posted By thafred
Hi Zhang, no direct experience, sorry but Iīm...

Hi Zhang,

no direct experience, sorry but Iīm very tempted by one of those after seeing what one of my contacts at Flickr is doing with the Horizon_kompakt (the model before the S3 makeover I assume...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-16-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By thafred
I heard that in the first Movie productions on...

I heard that in the first Movie productions on Ortochromatic film the actors got blue makeup to match the tones to the Film (black lips aperently werenīt sexy back then) ... btw you can buy and shoot...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-15-2007
Replies: 2,012
Views: 605,697
Posted By thafred
I have so many faves from my Rolleiflex! love...

I have so many faves from my Rolleiflex! love that camera and those are all hanging on my walls (up to 20 x 20"):

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/254/454246831_13090fc788.jpg

sorry for using such...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-13-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 3,457
Posted By thafred
there are pictures made by the lenses online :...

there are pictures made by the lenses online : http://www.leica-camera.de/photography/m_system/summarit/download-135_5.html

Donno what to think of that bokeh but the quality looks good IMHO
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-09-2007
Replies: 49
Views: 2,691
Posted By thafred
M3!! I love my M6 and itīs much easier to focus...

M3!! I love my M6 and itīs much easier to focus than say my BessaR or the FSu stuff I own but with the M3 it was like the focus was "snapping" in. has to be experienced to believe.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-08-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,447
Posted By thafred
nice shots epimetheus! allthou I think you could...

nice shots epimetheus! allthou I think you could have done it easy with one single exposure on b&w film :p

I usualy dislike HDR stuff, unless as some people mentioned when you canīt tell itīs a HDR...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-07-2007
Replies: 49
Views: 2,861
Posted By thafred
intersting thread! I also think stuard got it...

intersting thread!

I also think stuard got it right since I had this problem too with my old CLAīd M3.
I investigated emidiatly since the cam was CLAīd at Leica service and figured that it was the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-06-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,346
Posted By thafred
I have similar experience regarding flare at...

I have similar experience regarding flare at oblique angles with the Nokton..looks exactly like your pictures ...

since the hood was no help i ditched it and didnīt get a larger one because even...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-20-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 2,565
Posted By thafred
hey ash! hehe, wheel aperture disc is a great...

hey ash! hehe, wheel aperture disc is a great idea! how cool would that look combined with a turret finder :D
I like the lens hood with slit suggestion very much! I was thinking of just one aperture...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-20-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 2,565
Posted By thafred
Thought Iīd post a short update on the...

Thought Iīd post a short update on the frankenstein lens.

Used it lightly now in street photography and itīs really amazing that the lens isnīt half as bad as Iīd like it to be ;-)
I shot Sensia 200...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-12-2007
Replies: 49
Views: 2,803
Posted By thafred
iīd like to see a 6x9 Folder again from...

iīd like to see a 6x9 Folder again from Voigtländer ;-) put a 2.8 / 100 heliar or 4/50 Color skopar on the puppy, use modern bellows materials and please couple the RF to the focusing...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-12-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 1,034
Posted By thafred
sorry, no clue about the Mamiya7ii but I used it...

sorry, no clue about the Mamiya7ii but I used it besides the M6 on my BessaR, Yashica GTN and also Nikon FE...worked flawless! maybe you can compare specs between those and the mamyia?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-10-2007
Replies: 74
Views: 3,600
Posted By thafred
humm...iPlanar, what a question!!! on a side...

humm...iPlanar, what a question!!!

on a side note, am I the only one wishing for a cellphone build like a M3 or FM? solid Metall, basic num keyboard, weather proof and small display(you guys...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-02-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,329
Posted By thafred
hi ywenz, never heard of a ISO dial issue, maybe...

hi ywenz,

never heard of a ISO dial issue, maybe yours is broken thou but common I canīt say.
on the battery issue, the M6 manual states that battery level is not effecting meter readings but only...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-30-2007
Replies: 240
Views: 13,738
Posted By thafred
A few months ago I made a test between my...

A few months ago I made a test between my Rolleiflex (Zeiss Planar 3.5/75mm) and M6 (Cron-C 40mm f2.0) because I also wanted to know the answer for my practical purposes. (fast film in the Rollei and...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 06-25-2007
Replies: 56
Views: 7,819
Posted By thafred
Great Ondrej!! glad to hear your idea is taking...

Great Ondrej!!
glad to hear your idea is taking form! :cool:

Iīd be very interested to know how you will couple it to the shutter, I donīt have any idea how this can be done, oh and in what camera...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-21-2007
Replies: 84
Views: 4,225
Posted By thafred
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/227/488373318_f9fdb...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/227/488373318_f9fdb9b3f1.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-21-2007
Replies: 56
Views: 4,259
Posted By thafred
My first Kodachrome...

My first Kodachrome :-)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1069/570601109_aa83d93a2a.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-18-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By thafred
Sure you can shoot without the finder...Iīll bet...

Sure you can shoot without the finder...Iīll bet youīd be surprised how much is on the Film :-))

doesnīt look too uncool for me :cool:...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-18-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 2,576
Posted By thafred
ha, thats the same seller my decentered J3 came...

ha, thats the same seller my decentered J3 came from!!! It even was catched by Customs so I had to pay 20% tax and wait three weeks!! *grrrr*

I guess brian is right and the lens needs a slimmer...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-18-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By thafred
thanks IZr: that plugin looks promising, thou I...

thanks IZr: that plugin looks promising, thou I prefer doing things "by hand" I d cetainly give it a try!

thanks for the suggestion RML

Mark: I totaly forgot to say a word on how Iīm going to...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-18-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By thafred
Digital Toning question

Hi all,

I had my first assignment last week (well the processing and film gets paid ..rest is advertising ;) ) and the clients want the pictures Sepia toned.

Since I scanned the Films for digital...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-18-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By thafred
Hi, I use that combo all the time (m39 leica and...

Hi, I use that combo all the time (m39 leica and skopar21) except that my cam is a IIIa or Leica Standard.

about compatibility, the lens works perfectly, doesnīt block anything and IMHO is one of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-12-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,381
Posted By thafred
a battery dependent lens....doh Iīm amazed that...

a battery dependent lens....doh

Iīm amazed that they even do research on that sector but for cellphones and digicams this might be good...donīt see any leica lens made of liquid in the future....do...
Forum: Off Topic 06-12-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By thafred
hahaha! thanks that was really funny! and I...

hahaha! thanks that was really funny!

and I thought you ment my lomo lens hack (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34390&highlight=lc-a) for m-39 ;-))
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-04-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 10,106
Posted By thafred
Oh My!!! Ben Z youīre right!!! everybody please...

Oh My!!! Ben Z youīre right!!! everybody please read the Caution!! thanks mate for dropping the notice :-)

Goodphotos: nothing wrong with it...I just liked the clips from the Leicastrap fitting the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-31-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 1,665
Posted By thafred
@ NB23...pffft ..thatīs easy, clearly shot with a...

@ NB23...pffft ..thatīs easy, clearly shot with a Lux 35 pre Asph serial no. 38524111...everyone can see that!


hahahahahahahaha....sorry, i just had to be a smarta$$ :rolleyes:
I often canīt even...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-28-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 784
Posted By thafred
Very interesting read! Thanks for the link...

Very interesting read!
Thanks for the link :-)

Also the work of the photographers is stunning.. didnīt know any one of them !! what a shame :-(

(good change from the usual equipment threads!)
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-26-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 2,992
Posted By thafred
hi oscroft, i also went from BessaR to the M6...

hi oscroft,

i also went from BessaR to the M6 (with a little love affair with a M3)
I agree on the VF, that the Bessaīs finder is really a little brighter is awesome!
..on the plus side for the M6...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-21-2007
Replies: 43
Views: 4,308
Posted By thafred
ahh .. ummp ..woa wow! a NIB Rolleiflex for what...

ahh .. ummp ..woa wow! a NIB Rolleiflex for what 900€?!?! ...äöhem .. īscuse me but wouldnīt that be worth like double or tripple for a collector (I mean Iīm in the use it boat but if you can get a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-02-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,233
Posted By thafred
hi, my take is, keep the Summicron! I have the...

hi,
my take is, keep the Summicron! I have the Nokton and had a coll. Summicron and only sold the summi because the time was right, I was hot for a Rolleiflex and I didnīt use the 50fl much in the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-01-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 2,735
Posted By thafred
"Waldviertel", northern...

"Waldviertel", northern Austria
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/241/452530991_7b32d9957c.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-01-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,275
Posted By thafred
I was in istanbul in Feb. and had my M6 with...

I was in istanbul in Feb. and had my M6 with 21/28/40 with me...I was glad I had many wides available! very crowded city with narrow streets...you only need a tele ocasionaly (I would have loved to...
Forum: Off Topic 05-01-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,306
Posted By thafred
I wonder if itīs quiet enough for street, did you...

I wonder if itīs quiet enough for street, did you hear the shutter? oh, do you know if thereīs a black version? would be more discreet and I donīt wanna buy all the tape for it!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-25-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 2,339
Posted By thafred
Hi, a friend here at work uses the AIS Ultron...

Hi, a friend here at work uses the AIS Ultron 40mm and loves it! we went for a walk once and compared the F-mount Ultron to the M-mount SummicronC (no real test just one test frame each at f5.6 and 8...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-22-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 10,106
Posted By thafred
@ alkis, youīre welcome :) @meleica: donno the...

@ alkis, youīre welcome :)

@meleica: donno the part number but the strap you show is the right one (you can make out the description how to put the clips on the camera...thats the one!) so I guess...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-22-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 10,106
Posted By thafred
hereīs the compairson between the original and...

hereīs the compairson between the original and Leica strap..
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-22-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 10,106
Posted By thafred
alternative Rolleiflex strap

Hi all,
After melanieīs thread about the luigi strap I decided that I also need a new one because of the dry leather of my original rollei strap but spending that much for the (really beautyfull)...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 04-12-2007
Replies: 56
Views: 7,819
Posted By thafred
Very cool project Ondrej!! donīt have the skills...

Very cool project Ondrej!! donīt have the skills to comment on your sheme but wanted to give a big THUMBS UP!
we need more DIY projects!! :cool:
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-07-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 746
Posted By thafred
AFAIK thereīs still a lab in swizerland to...

AFAIK thereīs still a lab in swizerland to process Kodachrome...at least my local dealer told me so yesterday...hop heīs right :o
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 2,617
Posted By thafred
I found a photographer on Flickr who is using...

I found a photographer on Flickr who is using unsharpness and camera shake to a wonderful effect! I highly admire his/her work....look at the link and get the shapness bug out of your system...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-03-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,747
Posted By thafred
haha...photoarsenal are crazy! I too wonder if...

haha...photoarsenal are crazy! I too wonder if they ever actualy sell anything!
in fact, Westlicht Auction Vienna sold a chinese Red Flag 20 with Summilux and Summicron 90 clone in November for just...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-03-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,246
Posted By thafred
haha, entry level drug! mind you, itīs more Crack...

haha, entry level drug! mind you, itīs more Crack than Cannabis.....very highly addictive!! Also I bet youīll be owning a M much sooner than in 20 Years :-D (even more so if you are around RFF much...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-03-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By thafred
Welcome to this very friendly Place gs-ninja!...

Welcome to this very friendly Place gs-ninja!

Iīve never seen anyone here in vienna with an RD-1 and only very seldom someone carrying a RF..so probably youīre really the only one!! (another RFFer...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-03-2007
Replies: 318
Views: 81,248
Posted By thafred
Sadly I canīt join in now but Iīve a great Idea...

Sadly I canīt join in now but Iīve a great Idea for the ZI club :-D

zeiss blue and much cooler than a Baseball cap! (if you guys are going to do this Iīll sell everything and join ZI club too!)

be...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-03-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,246
Posted By thafred
Hi Chris, Donīt be put off by the jerks at...

Hi Chris,
Donīt be put off by the jerks at Leica-Shop...Iīve bought some VC stuff there and allways had the feeling of just beeing tolerated in the shop because I have no golden Tie clip or something...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-28-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By thafred
yea, please give us the link! sounds very good (I...

yea, please give us the link! sounds very good (I couldnīt find it at the main site)!

thanks anyways for the link to digitaljournalist, I didnīt know the site and it looks very very interesting with...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-28-2007
Replies: 64
Views: 17,293
Posted By thafred
"There ARE no images while reloading" quote by...

"There ARE no images while reloading"

quote by the great Gary Winogrand after beeing asked if he isnīt sorry missing the shots while reloading his M4...

Yea...12 frames is few for street but with...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-28-2007
Replies: 82
Views: 7,646
Posted By thafred
Thanks Steven for this TLR forum!! great...

Thanks Steven for this TLR forum!! great idea!ī
Iīm enjoying a Rolleiflex 3.5E for a month now (thanks to Alkis for making this possible!!) and Iīm blown away by the results...it even kinda throws me...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-27-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,891
Posted By thafred
I have the E 3.5 Planar for some weeks now and...

I have the E 3.5 Planar for some weeks now and couldnīt wish for a better lens. Itīs so excitingly sharp and creamy

I youīre interested, go to my Flickr page were Iīve uploaded some shots at...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-27-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,387
Posted By thafred
Hi, I used the BessaR with Nokton 50 for almost...

Hi, I used the BessaR with Nokton 50 for almost one year exclusively and found it no problem to focus the 1.5. Other that user error the focus is always spot on.
Sure, it was easier and faster to...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-21-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,721
Posted By thafred
HI, I love my Jupiter-3 for itīs creamy rendition...

HI, I love my Jupiter-3 for itīs creamy rendition of OOF and low contrast (gives very nice tones both in colour and b&w)...I bought two wich both had a decentering problem but managed to build one...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-16-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,590
Posted By thafred
Cool! thats exactly what I was loking for!...

Cool! thats exactly what I was loking for!

thanks IGMeanwell!!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-15-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,590
Posted By thafred
Any source for Fuji Fortia SP???

in Europe maybe?
Recently Iīm so into supersaturated Slide Film Iīd love to give this film a shot. As this film is reissued for cherry flower season (only for Japan...cmon Fuji) Iīd like to get hold...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-27-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 2,298
Posted By thafred
Go for this lens!! (oh, you allready do..very...

Go for this lens!! (oh, you allready do..very good)
Itīs such a good lens I think it might even be the sharpest of my CV lenses (nokt.50/Ultron28/Skopar21)..you really cannot go wrong with it!
I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-08-2007
Replies: 470
Views: 21,970
Posted By thafred
He pherdinand, was the guy on speed or the sheep?...

He pherdinand, was the guy on speed or the sheep? :D :D

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/132/377695462_62c67ebb67.jpg

I wanna see Sickness!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-07-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 2,092
Posted By thafred
Nokton 50/1.5 Superia...

Nokton 50/1.5 Superia 1600

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/116/314250635_20833254d8.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-07-2007
Replies: 470
Views: 21,970
Posted By thafred
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/115/291805315_d23ce...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/115/291805315_d23ce3bfb5.jpg

show me speed
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-07-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 1,827
Posted By thafred
Hi, I have a coll. cron and Iīm very very pleased...

Hi,
I have a coll. cron and Iīm very very pleased with it.
looks nice on the M6 i think (even better with black heavystar hood)

Just yesterday I scanned a roll of Sensia 400 shot with the cron to...
Forum: Off Topic 02-07-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,066
Posted By thafred
I had the Hifi bug before I was infected with...

I had the Hifi bug before I was infected with terminal camera-GAS and shutter actuation syndrome! thereīs so much similarity and cr*p in Hifi and Photo gear discussions like Analog vs. Digital, even...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-07-2007
Replies: 470
Views: 21,970
Posted By thafred
lust http://farm1.static.flickr.com/128/379457802...

lust

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/128/379457802_6ddc277805.jpg

show me trash :-)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-07-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 2,292
Posted By thafred
HI, Iīve shot and scanned some of rollei/Macoīs...

HI, Iīve shot and scanned some of rollei/Macoīs films and they all had a clear PE base (cristal clear base much like tesa-film) wich helped scanning quite a bit I think.

AFAIK the denser the Base...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-07-2007
Replies: 470
Views: 21,970
Posted By thafred
here you...

here you go!

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/118/294547835_b727c0d4e8.jpg

show me envy
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-06-2007
Replies: 68
Views: 2,813
Posted By thafred
Joe...I agree with doug (excellent rendition of...

Joe...I agree with doug (excellent rendition of your G-lens btw!!)...I think 15 basicaly is too wide for Street in general but could lead to some very interesting compositions for particular...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-01-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 2,172
Posted By thafred
I had alot of problems with my BessaRīs...

I had alot of problems with my BessaRīs rangefinder initialy...first I fixed the vertical alignment wich was out of wack from factory...then I noticed that this affected the horizontal alignment...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-31-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 2,655
Posted By thafred
Excellent Review Brian! You really have all...

Excellent Review Brian! You really have all points that I like about this lens covered! (thou a word on distortion would be great but maybe too much praise ;) )

keep up the good work! looking...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-29-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,347
Posted By thafred
@ Bébčrt: nice samples you got there!! HP5 looks...

@ Bébčrt: nice samples you got there!! HP5 looks really good pushed 1600 in ilfosol!!
Sorry but I realized when watching from my PC at home that my uploaded pictures totaly suck since I downrized...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-26-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,915
Posted By thafred
@shutterflower number 73 is fantastic but I like...

@shutterflower number 73 is fantastic but I like #76 most! perfect framing!

regarding the longer lenses.... 50 is my longest lens so Iīm wondering if it will be usefull (say nokton 50/1.5)...itīs so...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-24-2007
Replies: 47
Views: 7,021
Posted By thafred
damn...I salivated so much looking at the pics my...

damn...I salivated so much looking at the pics my M6 now has water damage...
Thanks alot Kim :( ;)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-24-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,347
Posted By thafred
candlelight dinner and the Ultron 28

Sorry for another Ultron praise but I simply had to post this pics! (I figured since thereīs good looking girls in the picīs you wonīt be too pi$$ed off ;) )

A bunch of friends and I were at a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-24-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,915
Posted By thafred
OMG I completely forgot to answer this thread :o...

OMG I completely forgot to answer this thread :o

Thanks all you Guys for your answers!! very very helpfull!
in 3 weeks I will allready rock the shutter in Ist..Iīm sooo happy :D

@ Shutterflower:...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-23-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,479
Posted By thafred
My steam says...

My steam says NO
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/tags/leicasummicronc40mmf20/

seriously ...get this lens..the clarity and sharpness is an edge above all CV lenses I own (and that actualy...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-23-2007
Replies: 249
Views: 31,404
Posted By thafred
21/4 unbelievably sharp (iīll never sell...

21/4 unbelievably sharp (iīll never sell this)
28/1.9 awesome piece of glass (with me everytime I go out)
50/1.5 I have managed to get some good shots out of it but the nokton still leaves me cold...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-20-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,469
Posted By thafred
that 40/2 cron makes a nice combo with the M6...

that 40/2 cron makes a nice combo with the M6 too! otoh the m3 is an ethernal piece of art :D
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-17-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,915
Posted By thafred
uh oh-- maybe I should overthink my film choice...

uh oh-- maybe I should overthink my film choice again...thanks for your advice on Chora..Iīll look into it!



Thanks for your great suggestion Richard! I was thinking along this lines too...
then...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-17-2007
Replies: 43
Views: 2,824
Posted By thafred
to some photographers sharpness has no...

to some photographers sharpness has no value!

excellent photography (thou not with a RF) :

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

He/she rules the unsharpness!!!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-17-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,915
Posted By thafred
Going to Istanbul! questions

Hi
After a Year without serious vacation weīve finaly booked 4 days in Istanbul in February!! Iīm soo happy and looking forward to photograph in a more exotic place!

Iīve got a bunch of travel...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,154
Posted By thafred
cmon you canīt say something like that and expect...

cmon you canīt say something like that and expect to get away with it!! pleeeeze tell us!

btw. your intro shot is stunning :eek:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-15-2007
Replies: 80
Views: 4,450
Posted By thafred
raftmanīs advice is very good! Thats why I feel...

raftmanīs advice is very good! Thats why I feel that my wideangels give me a easyer time on the streets! You compose in a way the people just donīt notice theyīre on the film.
I started out with...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-15-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 2,635
Posted By thafred
Hi, Iīll second Neopan1600 in T-Max developer!...

Hi,

Iīll second Neopan1600 in T-Max developer! great combo with good tones:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/135/338621847_4beaed6283.jpg

If you an get the Rollei chemistry go and try the RHS...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-15-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 2,712
Posted By thafred
Joe...donīt get hung up on the weekend shooters...

Joe...donīt get hung up on the weekend shooters term!
I think itīs true that one doesnīt see the quality of a camera if not put under the most extreme (shooting) conditions. The more the thing gets...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-13-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 2,565
Posted By thafred
Haha...I know how U feel... my Cron Coll. is in...

Haha...I know how U feel...
my Cron Coll. is in inches only (export version)..it gives me a hard time guess focusing :-)

Why canīt we get along with one unit only :angel:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-13-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 2,014
Posted By thafred
wow...glowy!! i can imagine that a portrait will...

wow...glowy!!
i can imagine that a portrait will be nice :cool:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-12-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 2,014
Posted By thafred
muahaha! omg rico! is this a macro setup? did you...

muahaha! omg rico! is this a macro setup? did you get something with it?

I like the look of my silver lenses on the Black M...

M6 + Summicron Coll.
Forum: Off Topic 01-12-2007
Replies: 35
Views: 2,195
Posted By thafred
HAHAHA! This made my day :D :D In...

HAHAHA! This made my day :D :D

In germany/austria the situation ainīt better regarding the retarded ad Magazines. The only ones worth reading IMHO are the german "Schwarzweiss" magazine and the UK...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-11-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By thafred
I like the last one very much! good work! I like...

I like the last one very much! good work!

I like the Idea on the second one too

Rock that Skopar :-)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-11-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 2,565
Posted By thafred
Thanks Trittium Update: Yesterday I recalibrated...

Thanks Trittium

Update:
Yesterday I recalibrated the Lens so infinity Focus is the same as the Focus mountīs inf. ....near focus is now 36cm or just over 14in.
Will be interesting to explore the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-11-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 2,565
Posted By thafred
some more pics I did when driving to work..

some more pics I did when driving to work..
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-11-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 2,565
Posted By thafred
It Works!

the results are kinda questionable but I think it does the whole "lomography" justice...
It looks like the lens is tilted a little so the plane of focus is anywhere ;-)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-11-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 2,565
Posted By thafred
Hi Vic, I will post a picture when Iīm finished...

Hi Vic,
I will post a picture when Iīm finished with the VF!
Btw...do you know this Link: http://jay.fedka.com/index_files/Page358.htm
Very good idea from Jay!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-11-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,658
Posted By thafred
wow thats unexpected! you donīt have some...

wow thats unexpected! you donīt have some pictures of it I assume?

Nikon Bob makes a good point...mail the LHSA and keep us updated!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-11-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 2,030
Posted By thafred
Hi Tom, The Fed 28 picture looks like it has haze...

Hi Tom,
The Fed 28 picture looks like it has haze or something in the lens...or maybe itīs just a very low contrast pre war design?

anyways...Iīve taken my freedom to adjust the Fed 28 pic a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-10-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 2,565
Posted By thafred
haha...thanks Kurt! lets just hope itīs a...

haha...thanks Kurt! lets just hope itīs a minotaur and not a monocle!



Hi Ash, yes that summar had seen better days but Iīm glad to finally have a use for it!
Winter Projects are fun! Iīm looking...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-10-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 2,565
Posted By thafred
thanks Max! Iīll go to bed now and tomorrow Iīll...

thanks Max! Iīll go to bed now and tomorrow Iīll report back!
godnight everyone!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-10-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 2,565
Posted By thafred
he erik, itīs close focus is 1/2 a meter! if I...

he erik,
itīs close focus is 1/2 a meter! if I would adjust infinity to match infinity on the lens mount it would work as a makro lens at the mountīs 1m setting :D
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-10-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 2,565
Posted By thafred
Talking Frankenstein lens! LC-A Minitar in m39

Oh, damn this winter nights!

my bored brain got me into this...yesterday evening i finaly slaughtered my Lomo (which was wrecked beyond repair) for its viewfinder (this will become a very nice 35mm...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-10-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,658
Posted By thafred
HI, Sounds like an russian fake to me (silver...

HI,
Sounds like an russian fake to me (silver shiny barrel and black front rim is a indication for a fake...after all the chrome looks different on elmars.. less mirror like.)...If you want to be...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-09-2007
Replies: 1,510
Views: 195,134
Posted By thafred
M6 SummicronC 40mm...

M6 SummicronC 40mm [email protected]
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/130/328568645_c6cb3f5b5d.jpg

BessaR Summar 50mm FP4
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/100/304071098_e1a0b5b16a.jpg

M6 Ultron 28mm...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-07-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,482
Posted By thafred
dang..I see the lens mounts are too close...

dang..I see the lens mounts are too close together...now what to do with my Noctilux collection ;)
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-07-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,482
Posted By thafred
I once met a guy who build his own 3d camera from...

I once met a guy who build his own 3d camera from two old yashicas. he coupled the leses with small bridges together since he ditched one VF for a buble level. funny guy he said he could project the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-06-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 4,548
Posted By thafred
now youīre getting me into deep waters... Iīve...

now youīre getting me into deep waters...

Iīve posted some lenstests here, so feel free to make up your own mind.
here:...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-06-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 4,548
Posted By thafred
I saw your set before! very nice pictures (I like...

I saw your set before! very nice pictures (I like the tilted compositions in your new photos).. have you aquired a VF for the 28 yet?



cīmon! so you donīt need a scanner... please post ;-)...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-05-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 4,548
Posted By thafred
Cool that you use them too roland! I donīt have...

Cool that you use them too roland! I donīt have enough experience with the Ultron but from looking through the pics shot with both I think you are right...they share alot of "character"

Iīm going to...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-05-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 4,548
Posted By thafred
Ken Iīm sorry for another GAS victim! otoh the...

Ken Iīm sorry for another GAS victim! otoh the Ultron is stellar wide open and you will love the 1.9 aperture!

@ irq506
really? is the Ultron that much better image wise? Iīm very surprised since...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-30-2006
Replies: 41
Views: 4,548
Posted By thafred
First thanks for your kind comments on my...

First thanks for your kind comments on my pictures!

I use a KM Scan Dual IV for the scanns.

on the f1.9 issue...Yes maybe it is a f 1.9 design and I surely have no way f proofing its not! I even...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-28-2006
Replies: 41
Views: 4,548
Posted By thafred
Thanks all for your kind replies! very much...

Thanks all for your kind replies! very much appreciated!

@ Krosya
Iīll post new images tomorrow as Iīm about to get out soon and snap night pictures with a friend of mine who has got a 400d for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-28-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By thafred
hehe...me too :cool: that shop sure is a mekka...

hehe...me too :cool:
that shop sure is a mekka for all the RF-addicted but the prices are from hell sometimes..
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-28-2006
Replies: 41
Views: 4,548
Posted By thafred
impressed with Ultron 28mm/1.9

Hi guys and gals,

Santa brought me an Ultron 28mm this christmas and Iīm so impressed with its performance that I just had to post.

The lens sure is big and with itīs hood on blocks quite something...
Forum: Off Topic 12-26-2006
Replies: 84
Views: 3,678
Posted By thafred
got an Ultron 28mm plus Neopan1600 and 12x16in...

got an Ultron 28mm plus Neopan1600 and 12x16in Agfa Multicontrast paper!
my girlfriend bought be the book "open city" street photographs since 1950 !!

awesome christmas it was!
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-19-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,004
Posted By thafred
I love the last shot! I should hang up something...

I love the last shot!
I should hang up something like this in my workplace too.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-19-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 980
Posted By thafred
HI Steve, Great shot with the 21! interesting...

HI Steve,
Great shot with the 21! interesting Subject too
I think that distortion is close to zero with this lens (except wa-distortion of round objects..but thats an optical and not engeneering...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-17-2006
Replies: 73
Views: 4,870
Posted By thafred
hereīs my best cat-shot: My friend Hannes cat,...

hereīs my best cat-shot:
My friend Hannes cat, called princess. with m6 Jupiter-3 on TriX in t-max dev.

http://static.flickr.com/116/307824013_ab581de1ef.jpg
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-17-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 2,256
Posted By thafred
Good pictures pfogle! I like the first one very...

Good pictures pfogle! I like the first one very much since the red leave is standing out so nice!

I love this lens too! recently Iīm enjoying the color the lens delivers very much. I have the Leitz...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-16-2006
Replies: 131
Views: 12,767
Posted By thafred
Vienna Donaukanal (rodenstock folder camera 6x4.5...

Vienna Donaukanal (rodenstock folder camera 6x4.5 Velvia @ f2.9 :
http://static.flickr.com/99/310625990_9cd4963a86.jpg

Jupiter-3 on BessaR:
http://static.flickr.com/99/315220738_dc10f13d05.jpg
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