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Forum: Travel 11-09-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 3,322
Posted By Cagliostro73
Madrid. Lovely light that seems to last the whole...

Madrid. Lovely light that seems to last the whole day long.
Forum: Travel 11-09-2012
Replies: 85
Views: 6,776
Posted By Cagliostro73
Ok!

Sounds perfect.
Forum: Travel 11-08-2012
Replies: 85
Views: 6,776
Posted By Cagliostro73
Reid, I'm living in Rome since 2005 and I never...

Reid, I'm living in Rome since 2005 and I never had problems neither with RF nor with reflex. I only got concerned when I went to Naples, going into the alleys it's a bit risky.
Keep a low profile....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-30-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,837
Posted By Cagliostro73
Maybe I'm too late but I'd suggest to bring your...

Maybe I'm too late but I'd suggest to bring your CL.
As for nikon bodies, have you ever considered an Fm2n?
Lightweight, compact and solid as a tank.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-27-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 3,421
Posted By Cagliostro73
Since I've started my photographic project (as I...

Since I've started my photographic project (as I wrote in the related topic "One camera one lens dear diary") I'm sticking to my Leica M2 and summicron 40c filed down to show 35mm framelines for the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-26-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 7,547
Posted By Cagliostro73
40mm summicron C on M2 and 25mm CV f4P on my...

40mm summicron C on M2 and 25mm CV f4P on my R-D1.
It seems I feel comfortable with 40mm angle of view.
:)
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-24-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,988
Posted By Cagliostro73
Nice try!!!

Nice try!!!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-23-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 6,447
Posted By Cagliostro73
https://encrypted-tbn2.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd...

https://encrypted-tbn2.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQISntAT1TfxHZflo7JsR6yf546qw0ft4BZcb0PQ8KInpXIqKsd

My M2: Lancia Delta HF Integrale
:)
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2012
Replies: 3,801
Views: 318,810
Posted By Cagliostro73
ricoh gx-8 and wide converter 0.8X

ricoh gx-8 and wide converter 0.8X
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-16-2012
Replies: 3,801
Views: 318,810
Posted By Cagliostro73
Ricoh gx-8 and wide converter 0.8x, shade, whirst...

Ricoh gx-8 and wide converter 0.8x, shade, whirst strap.
Forum: Film vs Digital 07-04-2012
Replies: 156
Views: 89,052
Posted By Cagliostro73
Rome, Imperial forum. It's hot and I'm looking...

Rome, Imperial forum. It's hot and I'm looking for a bit of shade. I sit down and I take the last shot in my Leica M2 roll.
Then I start rewinding, I open my M2 and start reloading it.
A couple get...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-04-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 4,146
Posted By Cagliostro73
8 Not so bad :)

8
Not so bad :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-04-2012
Replies: 111
Views: 86,864
Posted By Cagliostro73
Lightbulb Dear diary...

Since I've just begun my 40th year on this life, I've decided to start a serious photographic project.

Until now, I've always been a "casual" shooter, although I've almost shot the same "subjects"...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-03-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,317
Posted By Cagliostro73
Thank you RobYIL! precius notes!

Thank you RobYIL! precius notes!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-03-2012
Replies: 167
Views: 134,596
Posted By Cagliostro73
ITALY- ROME: Camponeschi fotoriparazioni. It...

ITALY- ROME: Camponeschi fotoriparazioni. It worked good for my M2. Now I'm trying to have my hazy summicron restored. I'll let you know.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-03-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,317
Posted By Cagliostro73
I've just found out a technician in Rome... I've...

I've just found out a technician in Rome... I've used him before, now I remember!!! It will repair my lens! :D
I'll update the "tech" thread too.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-03-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,317
Posted By Cagliostro73
@BobYIL: sadly u'll find a post of mine in that...

@BobYIL: sadly u'll find a post of mine in that thread where I'm asking about a trusted tecnician in Italy... :) I'll keep searching.
Thank you.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-02-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,317
Posted By Cagliostro73
@errorlogin: thank you, sure it helps!!! The only...

@errorlogin: thank you, sure it helps!!!
The only problem here in Italy is to find out a good repairman to have the job done.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-02-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,317
Posted By Cagliostro73
Test shots

Ok here we are some test shots.

50 rigid summicron @ f2

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7273/7488098174_9b343990b0_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/zonasette/7488098174/)
_EPS2455.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-02-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,317
Posted By Cagliostro73
Ok! I'll do the same test on my RD-1... Thanks!

Ok! I'll do the same test on my RD-1... Thanks!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-02-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,317
Posted By Cagliostro73
No, I do not have any experience in lens...

No, I do not have any experience in lens cleaning... Thanks for your advice.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-02-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,317
Posted By Cagliostro73
Exclamation 50mm rigid summicron fogged

Hi! I saw a fog in my 50mm summicron.
It is into the inner rear element (I've dismantled it and checked it out).
Is there a way to fix it in DIY mode?
It seems not to affect IQ anyway, so I think I...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-27-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 5,576
Posted By Cagliostro73
It really makes sense, at least to me. It reminds...

It really makes sense, at least to me.
It reminds me of Ansel Adam's pre-view of the image, before taking the picture.
And it's the same reason I'm feeling more confident with 40mm than 50mm...
The...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-26-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 5,576
Posted By Cagliostro73
I found myself shooting mostly with 25mm P CV and...

I found myself shooting mostly with 25mm P CV and 40mm summicron C on my Rd1.
And again with the 40 summicron C on my M2.
I'm using 50mm summicron very few times these days.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-13-2012
Replies: 144
Views: 10,550
Posted By Cagliostro73
Great idea! Too bad my scanner is broken :(

Great idea! Too bad my scanner is broken :(
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-08-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 8,599
Posted By Cagliostro73
M2

M2+40C summicron (filed to show up 35mm framelines).
My only walkaround choiche.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-04-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,322
Posted By Cagliostro73
Maybe you've already checked this but I have some...

Maybe you've already checked this but I have some questions before thinking to a repair:
1-we are assuming the wein cell is fresh and new, right?
2-If I remember correctly, the M5 exposure meter is...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-23-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,365
Posted By Cagliostro73
Set it to B and you could stay months... ;)

Set it to B and you could stay months...
;)
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-23-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,753
Posted By Cagliostro73
6.1 Mp - does not accept SDHC cards. The latest...

6.1 Mp - does not accept SDHC cards.

The latest version (RD-1G, if I remember correctly) do accept SDHC cards, but I would not pay the extra price.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-23-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,365
Posted By Cagliostro73
I use a cable release and a cronograph :) in bulb...

I use a cable release and a cronograph :) in bulb mode.
I guess my exposures in IR, given the temperature of the day.

The NR is never completely OFF even on RAW files, I suppose.
I've shot in RAW...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-22-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,365
Posted By Cagliostro73
Hi! I've tried long exposures with infrared on my...

Hi! I've tried long exposures with infrared on my RD-1 but only with 30 sec. max exposure. Noise is not a big issue for low ISO but I got hot pixels (fixed via on-camera utility) and really poor...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-22-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,753
Posted By Cagliostro73
Welcome! Are u sure do u really need an M8 :) 2...

Welcome! Are u sure do u really need an M8 :)
2 weeks are few i think... :)
Great pics. Enjoy your camera.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-17-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 12,910
Posted By Cagliostro73
Using a J-12 on the RD1 I've encountered some...

Using a J-12 on the RD1 I've encountered some underexposure issues. It's strange because I was expecting to have an OVERexposure due to the rear element being too close to the metering cell.
Anyway,...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-07-2012
Replies: 1,745
Views: 443,452
Posted By Cagliostro73
@raytoei...

@raytoei (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/member.php?u=34470) No please... keep posting. Beautiful pics.!!!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-07-2012
Replies: 303
Views: 46,931
Posted By Cagliostro73
Cool My preciuousssss

I've just one...
It's mine... my preciuossss...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-03-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,632
Posted By Cagliostro73
A little update: I found out that pressing the...

A little update: I found out that pressing the lcd "on" button while the red light is still flashing is the cause that compromise the preview of raw files on camera display.
Have you experienced...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-02-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 3,789
Posted By Cagliostro73
I would NOT bring Ms... too much shaking. You'll...

I would NOT bring Ms... too much shaking. You'll risk some RF misalignment or worse. XA and a digital p&s sounds like a good idea. For this last one option just look for something that takes AA...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-02-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,040
Posted By Cagliostro73
I was very lucky in finding mine. € 600 and 250...

I was very lucky in finding mine. € 600 and 250 shutter count. Almost mint. You are not mad, man. You would be mad to loose a chance to have one.
Look in Italy on the bay. Now there's one at 700...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-30-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,632
Posted By Cagliostro73
Thank all of you. I agree it's a common thing and...

Thank all of you. I agree it's a common thing and I reviewed my pictures for more hints. I'll check the exposure issue by matching two shots: one taken with the rd1 metering and the next taken with...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-30-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,632
Posted By Cagliostro73
Unhappy Raw on camera preview issue

Hi everyone.
I've a doubt I want to share with you, in search of suggestions.
I've used my RD1 with its original battery and I recently (last week) found out that :bang::
1- If I shoot RAW I cannot...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-04-2012
Replies: 103
Views: 9,389
Posted By Cagliostro73
Great shots, Marcelo! I like the first one...

Great shots, Marcelo!
I like the first one most.
I'm trying to get a 12mm too, now I sold my D300 I have some cash ;)
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-30-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 871
Posted By Cagliostro73
A flexible cable (old glory) should work. I'm...

A flexible cable (old glory) should work.
I'm using it normally, just screw it on the shutter button.
I saw a self timer that can be screwed on the shutter button, too.
It has some kind of mechanical...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-30-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 5,215
Posted By Cagliostro73
Ok the M2's shutter is working again... Too bad I...

Ok the M2's shutter is working again...
Too bad I forgot to leave a lens on it and so now I had to recalibrate the rangefinder by myself (thanks to all of you that have posted so many tips and tricks...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-30-2012
Replies: 103
Views: 9,389
Posted By Cagliostro73
Thumbs up Welcome Keith. RD1 colors are...

Welcome Keith.

RD1 colors are amazing...
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7071/6884120916_ae0aeef403.jpg



Best of light!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-29-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 5,215
Posted By Cagliostro73
I'll get it back today. @errorlogin: he told me...

I'll get it back today.
@errorlogin: he told me it was not the curtain break but only a matter of "condensed" lubrificant and a simple CLA could fix it all back.
I'll let you know my first impression...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-28-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 5,215
Posted By Cagliostro73
LOL ROFL Infact I do not want a new one :)

LOL ROFL
Infact I do not want a new one :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-28-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 5,215
Posted By Cagliostro73
Ok, I've just sent my M2 for repair at a local...

Ok, I've just sent my M2 for repair at a local trusted repairman here in rome. Guess what?
100 euros for the repair...
Thanks everybody for your suggestions.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-25-2012
Replies: 1,745
Views: 443,452
Posted By Cagliostro73
@shadeofpale: impressive!

@shadeofpale: impressive!
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-25-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,577
Posted By Cagliostro73
third part batteries

I've bought a vbhw battery and a blumax.
The first forless than 7 euros, the latter for about 20 euros.
They last for 80-100shots max (raw+jpeg) while the original one I own lasts for 40-50 shots....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-15-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 791
Posted By Cagliostro73
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-15-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 791
Posted By Cagliostro73
Question M2 Hyperfocal Cutout

Hi, maybe is a newby question but i'll take the risk...

The cutouts in the M2 rangefinder patch should indicate the hyperfocal range for a 50mm at f 5.6 and f 16, isn't it?

I'm wondering if anybody...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-27-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 4,361
Posted By Cagliostro73
If I were you, I'd buy a RD1, a 21mm (VC) and a...

If I were you, I'd buy a RD1, a 21mm (VC) and a 40mm (summicron). Maybe you should add a industar 61ld, 55mm is a bit longer than 50mm standards.
Enjoy!
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-21-2012
Replies: 3,801
Views: 318,810
Posted By Cagliostro73
Epson rd1s with Summicron C 40 :)

Epson rd1s with Summicron C 40 :)
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 02-20-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 5,901
Posted By Cagliostro73
I must confess: i sold mine but i'm looking for a...

I must confess: i sold mine but i'm looking for a new one... I'm missing it a lot!!!
:(
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-20-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 940
Posted By Cagliostro73
I've collapsed a industar 22 (elmar copy) into...

I've collapsed a industar 22 (elmar copy) into the rd1.
It touches the protection of the shutter but no problem beside that...
Just use a caliber to check the depth before mounting.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-03-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 11,759
Posted By Cagliostro73
I'm using both. Jpegs are just fine for quick...

I'm using both. Jpegs are just fine for quick posting in my flickr but if I should need some post processing then I prefer having a raw file.
I'm a b&w shooter anyway and having the raw file for post...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-28-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,312
Posted By Cagliostro73
40mmand viewfinder

None, I use the 35mm framelines provided. Never had troubles with that.

Thank you all for comments.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-24-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,579
Posted By Cagliostro73
Thank you for sharing! Nice pics! Never sell it,...

Thank you for sharing!
Nice pics! Never sell it, or you'll regret it!
I found mine ad a bargain price and 500 shots. Almost mint condition. BW is great just out of the camera.
My D300 is going to be...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-23-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,312
Posted By Cagliostro73
Great colors! I like "rest" most! And the dinamic...

Great colors! I like "rest" most!
And the dinamic range ot "signs".
Thank you for sharing!
I've read on this forum there is a leica shop in Madrid "fotocasion". I could not visit it. Have you ever...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-18-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,256
Posted By Cagliostro73
I second the suggestion of mwooten...

I second the suggestion of mwooten (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/member.php?u=6431).
And remember that quite often RF suffer from backslash focus.
If you miss the focus turning the focus...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-18-2012
Replies: 3,801
Views: 318,810
Posted By Cagliostro73
Nikon L35AF :)

Nikon L35AF :)
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-11-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,312
Posted By Cagliostro73
Cleaning the sensor

Yes... i saw.
I've tried to clean it and i'll test it soon.
Thanks everybody for your comments!
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-11-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,312
Posted By Cagliostro73
Madrid seen through an Rd1s in b&w

Hi!
I'm sharing some pics taken in Madrid.
I would like to read your comments and thoughts.
I would also like to see your pics (if you have some) of Madrid, too.
All pictures taken with a summicron...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-10-2012
Replies: 3,801
Views: 318,810
Posted By Cagliostro73
Epson RD-1s and summicron 40c :)

Epson RD-1s and summicron 40c :)
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-13-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 4,701
Posted By Cagliostro73
I found out I mostly use my summicron 40c on...

I found out I mostly use my summicron 40c on Rd1.
It's tiny, sharp and IMO a good compromise for framing.
But I would not regret to carry a Jupiter 8 with shade if I wanted a lightweight and cheap...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-13-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 4,713
Posted By Cagliostro73
Mostly lightroom and silver efex pro 2 for BW...

Mostly lightroom and silver efex pro 2 for BW conversion.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-13-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 5,215
Posted By Cagliostro73
Thank you all for your suggestion. I'll try the...

Thank you all for your suggestion. I'll try the guy in France.
@Errorlogin: the suggested list has been brought to me as an imperative list! In their minds I had to believe that everything they...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-11-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 5,215
Posted By Cagliostro73
Thank you! I'll keep you up to date, as soon as...

Thank you! I'll keep you up to date, as soon as my M2 will come back (hopefully as I gave it to them)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-11-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 5,215
Posted By Cagliostro73
Thank you Chris. I confirm: the screws are not...

Thank you Chris. I confirm: the screws are not covered by the vulcanite...
But I'm in Italy... I'd send the camera to Sherry if it would be possible.
Any other trusted repairman near me?
Thanks for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-11-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 5,215
Posted By Cagliostro73
Unhappy Crazy repair request 1100. Your thoughts?

Hi, i've just sent my M2 for repair.
It had some trouble with the second curtain and i asked them to fix it.
I had the "suggested" repair list from (they say) Solms, and the cost, as it follows:
-...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-08-2011
Replies: 70
Views: 8,839
Posted By Cagliostro73
I mostly use 40mm and 50mm summicron. Jupiter 12...

I mostly use 40mm and 50mm summicron.
Jupiter 12 for IR (since it accepts 40.5 720 filter).
Elmar 90 if I should need some more "reach" altough i must use an external finder...
Great camera, anyway....
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-11-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 975
Posted By Cagliostro73
Thumbs down Rangefinder vertical misalignment at close distance

Hi!
I need some advice because my RD1 rangefinder shows a bit of vertical misalignment but only at close distance.
It's not a big trouble, indeed, but it gives me trouble in sharp focusing with wide...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-09-2011
Replies: 163
Views: 22,352
Posted By Cagliostro73
002171 here. Used, i can't say the year :)

002171 here.
Used, i can't say the year :)
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-05-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 3,458
Posted By Cagliostro73
J12 and metering issues

Grazie :)

For the lightmeter, I meant that the lens protrudes inside the camera and I noticed it partially blocks the meter cell, causing the exposures to be incorrect with that lens. It's enough...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-03-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 3,458
Posted By Cagliostro73
Hi! I just want to know if you had some exposure...

Hi! I just want to know if you had some exposure issue with the J12 since it seems the lens partially blocks the lightmeter.
I found my shots are -1 stop.
Is it the same for you?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-28-2011
Replies: 9,181
Views: 909,984
Posted By Cagliostro73
Epson Rd1, like new, less than 300 shutter...

Epson Rd1, like new, less than 300 shutter actuations.. 600€!!!
Takes pics, too :D
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-26-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,868
Posted By Cagliostro73
Hi! I've just bought a RD1! After a long search I...

Hi! I've just bought a RD1! After a long search I found it in a leica store in rome at a bargain price (600 €) used, 297 shutter actuations only and very well kept...
I think I was lucky... wasn't I?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2011
Replies: 3,801
Views: 318,810
Posted By Cagliostro73
Fed 3b with industar 22 :) Tx400

Fed 3b with industar 22 :) Tx400
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-01-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 3,900
Posted By Cagliostro73
1. always cock the shutter before changing speed...

1. always cock the shutter before changing speed in FSU cameras (on a kiev 88 you'll destroy the shutter, for istance)
2. never leave an uncapped lens on a cloth curtain rf exposed to the sun (you'll...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-01-2011
Replies: 82
Views: 9,819
Posted By Cagliostro73
I voted NO, because I'm alreeady waiting for the...

I voted NO, because I'm alreeady waiting for the GXR module.
It's sayd that it will have no lowpass filter... i'm terribly curious!
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-01-2011
Replies: 171
Views: 25,620
Posted By Cagliostro73
I'm currently testing one, for a friend of mine...

I'm currently testing one, for a friend of mine who's selling it in Italy.
I voted "yes" because it's a little lovely camera, very capable, with stunning IQ and low light efficiency IMHO.
The only...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-05-2011
Replies: 3,801
Views: 318,810
Posted By Cagliostro73
Today I'm testing a Fuji X100 :) Marvelous! :P

Today I'm testing a Fuji X100 :)
Marvelous!
:P
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-03-2011
Replies: 67
Views: 8,560
Posted By Cagliostro73
I've had number of SLR but I only use Nikon,...

I've had number of SLR but I only use Nikon, now.
I've learned to take pics with a zenit ET.
I've started my career as a pro photographer with a Yashica FX3200 with zeiss lenses.
Then I completely...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2011
Replies: 3,801
Views: 318,810
Posted By Cagliostro73
Caplio GX8, wide converter, shade, minitripod,...

Caplio GX8, wide converter, shade, minitripod, polarizer.
My M2 needs CLA :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-21-2011
Replies: 3,801
Views: 318,810
Posted By Cagliostro73
Guess what: M2 with summicron 50 rigid, shade,...

Guess what: M2 with summicron 50 rigid, shade, tri-x, lunasix 3s, a spare roll of tri-x
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-21-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 5,362
Posted By Cagliostro73
Hi, IMHO cleaning marks are not always a serious...

Hi, IMHO cleaning marks are not always a serious issue.
I second the advice of whom told you to shoot a roll first and then decide.
Flare and halo may appear in strong direct sun but you can always...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2011
Replies: 3,801
Views: 318,810
Posted By Cagliostro73
Leica M2, summicron 50 rigid, tri-x, shade.

Leica M2, summicron 50 rigid, tri-x, shade.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-19-2011
Replies: 207
Views: 21,594
Posted By Cagliostro73
My carry around kit is: M2, 40, 50, 90...

My carry around kit is:
M2, 40, 50, 90 summicron.
Leica CL.
Lunasix 3s and spare batteries (they fit the CL too).
FP4 and HP5+ one roll a day each.
1 Dark yellow, 1 dark green and 1 red filter.
Cloth...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-18-2011
Replies: 154
Views: 27,814
Posted By Cagliostro73
Hi, hard call! I voted for the M2. It's plain and...

Hi, hard call!
I voted for the M2. It's plain and simple and strong.
But the bigger part of the decision is: what are the lenses are you going to use with the camera most of the time? If you use 50mm...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-16-2011
Replies: 3,131
Views: 493,556
Posted By Cagliostro73
Nikon D300, 18-70 nikkor G at 70mm 1/125 ISO 400...

Nikon D300, 18-70 nikkor G at 70mm 1/125 ISO 400 f 4.5
PP in Silver Efex 2
I'm loving it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-14-2011
Replies: 59
Views: 21,993
Posted By Cagliostro73
I'd keep the Cv 40 and I would look for a CL or...

I'd keep the Cv 40 and I would look for a CL or CLE. Probably you will not need more money, once you sell the R3. Both are metered and are great with your lens.
If you could spend a little more the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-14-2011
Replies: 57
Views: 4,443
Posted By Cagliostro73
Nikon F100, or F90x (F90n maybe for you). Built...

Nikon F100, or F90x (F90n maybe for you).
Built for last, nice af, expecially the f100.
The F100 has the two dial commands that allow you to use even the N series or G series Nikkors.
The F100 is...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-14-2011
Replies: 59
Views: 12,024
Posted By Cagliostro73
Gossen Lunasix 3s

Here's mine! A balck beauty, very sensitive especially to low light! A great companion for my M2.
I have the leicameter, too and it's accurate but i find it ugly on my M2... (may leica god forgive...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-14-2011
Replies: 167
Views: 134,596
Posted By Cagliostro73
Anyone knows of a trusted repairman in...

Anyone knows of a trusted repairman in Italy?
:)
D.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-11-2011
Replies: 154
Views: 14,713
Posted By Cagliostro73
I think it's a matter of "difference". I live in...

I think it's a matter of "difference".
I live in Rome and every time I go around for shooting it's full of tourists with something hanging on: a reflex, a EVIL, a compact... you name it.
I've noticed...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-11-2011
Replies: 192
Views: 22,903
Posted By Cagliostro73
Nikon D300 and nikkors (mostly: 24-70 f2.8) And...

Nikon D300 and nikkors (mostly: 24-70 f2.8)
And always nikons for film: F90x, FM2n, F50.
Strangely enough, i do not use nikon rf... Hummmm
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-11-2011
Replies: 432
Views: 101,947
Posted By Cagliostro73
I voted for the second version, rigid. Just...

I voted for the second version, rigid.
Just because i've just bought it this morning.
I'm impressed by its weight and beauty.
I'll post some pics taken with it.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 06-22-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,486
Posted By Cagliostro73
Hi, what lenses make up the system? A CLA could...

Hi, what lenses make up the system?
A CLA could help getting higher price but probably later in time (due to the CLA time).
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-14-2011
Replies: 149
Views: 20,980
Posted By Cagliostro73
I bought my CL and M2 (even my CLE) used. They...

I bought my CL and M2 (even my CLE) used.
They work flawlessly!
I must admit I'm lucky!
Forum: RFF Polls 05-05-2011
Replies: 301
Views: 26,013
Posted By Cagliostro73
Human resources manager and trainer... I would...

Human resources manager and trainer...
I would like to know the theory!
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-22-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,563
Posted By Cagliostro73
Hi everyone! I tried both things and I really do...

Hi everyone! I tried both things and I really do not know why but... IT WORKED!!!
Now it's all the same again!
Thanks to all of you.
Happy Easter!
D.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-22-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,563
Posted By Cagliostro73
Unhappy Help! I cannot charge the shutter anymore!

Hi everybody!
I had a bad surprise today. I found out that i cannot advance the shutter lever anymore on my CLE. :bang:
I've used it a month ago.
Batteries are fresh.
I've stored it in my bag and the...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-21-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 5,332
Posted By Cagliostro73
My CL has a working meter and I mean really...

My CL has a working meter and I mean really working!
I use it with wein cell when I need to shot DIA (slide).
I use it with 1.5 volt when I want to go with B&W films.
Never had troubles with slide...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-01-2011
Replies: 143
Views: 37,467
Posted By Cagliostro73
Cloth bag... with circular pockets!

Sorry for the quality! I took'em with my cell phone!
It's a cloth bag with 4 pockets. Each pocket can be closed.
They are of different depth: the deepest of the 4 can comfortably take a Jupiter 9...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-01-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 25,197
Posted By Cagliostro73
Sorry... I clearly misread the thread... :P Best...

Sorry... I clearly misread the thread... :P
Best of light.
D.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-31-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,404
Posted By Cagliostro73
What about a C/Y adapter for the leica M?

Hi all!
I'm wondering if it's worth to by an adapter to mount my 28mm Yashica ML 2.8 on my M.
I know I'll have to go hyperfocal but it should not be a trouble.
Anyone did this before?
Is it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2011
Replies: 91
Views: 6,412
Posted By Cagliostro73
My wishlist: -3.000.000 euros :D If i could not...

My wishlist:
-3.000.000 euros
:D

If i could not get that much, I could be satisfied with a 28mm for my CLE
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-30-2011
Replies: 7,484
Views: 3,852,051
Posted By Cagliostro73
OOOPS... sorry: Leica M2 :D I can't attach bigger...

OOOPS... sorry: Leica M2 :D
I can't attach bigger image... how can I?
Regards!
D.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 03-30-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 25,197
Posted By Cagliostro73
Hi! I use it quite often and i can say IMHO...

Hi!
I use it quite often and i can say IMHO that's a good lens even at f4.
Here's a sample shot taken last week (CLE and Summicron 90 f4)
I apologize for the quality, I should invest more in film...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2011
Replies: 3,801
Views: 318,810
Posted By Cagliostro73
Since I've received it in these last days, it's...

Since I've received it in these last days, it's my carry-around toy since then: Leica M2 and J8. And a cloth bag with J8, J9, J12 and leicameter M and a spare roll of Tmax100, of course.
When...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-30-2011
Replies: 7,484
Views: 3,852,051
Posted By Cagliostro73
It arrived!

It finally arrived!
It's superclean and fully functional.
First test roll ok!
Came with original body cap and working and accurate leicameter M.
Here's on my desk, at work.
Isn't she lovely???:p
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-07-2011
Replies: 3,801
Views: 318,810
Posted By Cagliostro73
Minolta CLE, side grip, Summicron 40c anda scala...

Minolta CLE, side grip, Summicron 40c anda scala 200x... what else? :D

(edited) BTW i'm in my office now... going for lunch break with a sunny italian day outside!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-19-2011
Replies: 1,356
Views: 269,316
Posted By Cagliostro73
Wink Isn't it lovely?

Kiev 2a, jupiter 12, jupiter 11.
The jupiter 8 is beeing re-shimmed and it's sitting on my desk.
Nice performers!
All three of them.
Oh, I've added my leningrad 4. ;)
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 02-19-2011
Replies: 92
Views: 92,618
Posted By Cagliostro73
My CL

I've found it after a long watch over the bay.
I've received it with the summicron (and a hood stuck, which I removed at last...).
Now She's in good company!:D
Summicron 90c and Jupiter 8
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 02-19-2011
Replies: 116
Sticky: cle porn!
Views: 85,754
Posted By Cagliostro73
Cool Hi! Here's mine!

My CLE, got it from the bay in outstanding conditions and at a bargain price.
Here's with my Jupiters (12 and 9).
Great performers!
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 02-17-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 12,031
Posted By Cagliostro73
Hi! First of all: i love my CL (and CLE too). I'm...

Hi! First of all: i love my CL (and CLE too).
I'm recursively looking for an M6 and i cannot find any good reason to spend those more money (i have not that much money anyway).
These are the reasons...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-27-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,559
Posted By Cagliostro73
Hi! I've the same problem too, with 1 J 11 and J...

Hi!
I've the same problem too, with 1 J 11 and J 12.
Both look to have been filed... they won't click in place. I can't even focus with the J 11... Too bad!
D.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-27-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 5,569
Posted By Cagliostro73
Hi! I have a Kiev 2a (1956) and i think it's...

Hi!
I have a Kiev 2a (1956) and i think it's fantastic.
If i remember correctly, the real contax copies are those producted until 1955-1956 (u can recognise them from the serial number: first 2...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-03-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,560
Posted By Cagliostro73
Any particular dealer in Europe? Thanks. D.

Any particular dealer in Europe?

Thanks.
D.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-28-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 1,942
Posted By Cagliostro73
Exclamation Adapter M39/M on a Leica CL infinity focus issue

Hi everyone!
I've just received my long desired adapter but i had a bad surprise :bang:.
I tested (on my Leica CL) my industar 61 L/D (50mm) and my jupiter 9 (85mm) and they seem to focus correctly...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-26-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,747
Posted By Cagliostro73
Thank you so much for your precious replies! IMO...

Thank you so much for your precious replies!
IMO this forum is really a treasure.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-24-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,747
Posted By Cagliostro73
Palaeoboy...

Palaeoboy (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/member.php?u=3499) yes it is correct but i've noticed it is not a "first type" rokkor ('cause it has not the serial number on the fron part).
I think...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-11-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,747
Posted By Cagliostro73
Rokkor parts for a summicron

Hi!
I've compulsively bought :bang: a rokkor 40c chassis (no lens, only metal parts, no screws) to replace the old one i own with the rubber hood stuck (see my other thread). It's completely new.
Do...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-06-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,803
Posted By Cagliostro73
I have dismantled the lens in parts but it seems...

I have dismantled the lens in parts but it seems different from your pictures.

This is the lens dismantled in its main parts.

I grabbed the lower part of it with a champagne plier.

I grabbed the...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-06-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,803
Posted By Cagliostro73
Hi everybody. I tried everything without...

Hi everybody.
I tried everything without success...
I hope the lab will remove that ugly thing.
Even the pliers made no effect.
Thank you for all your advices and support!
:)
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-05-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,803
Posted By Cagliostro73
Thank you Brian! I'll try but I must admit I'm...

Thank you Brian!
I'll try but I must admit I'm scared to damage the front lens this way.
Great idea to use mousepad and pliers.
Thank you!
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-04-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,803
Posted By Cagliostro73
Hi everybody. I applied the process suggested by...

Hi everybody.
I applied the process suggested by Keith. Unfortunately with no success.
I heated the summicron and then i put it upside - down towards a chilled flat object for some second. Some...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-04-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,803
Posted By Cagliostro73
:eek: Great suggestion!!! I'll let you...

:eek:
Great suggestion!!!
I'll let you know.
Thanks.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-04-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,803
Posted By Cagliostro73
Thank You, RolandM. I have probably the same...

Thank You, RolandM.
I have probably the same model as silent1 because the entire head turns around.

I've not screwed it in, I simply received that from e-bay in this shape.
I'll try with the WD40...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-04-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,803
Posted By Cagliostro73
Unhappy Help: Summicron 40 C hood stuck!

Hi everyone.
I have just received a very well kept leica CL along with her 'cron. :D Everything is ok but the rubber hood. It is broken and as i tried to unscrew it the entire lens group moved with...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-26-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 5,837
Posted By Cagliostro73
Hi, i'm new to this forum and i like the FSU RF...

Hi, i'm new to this forum and i like the FSU RF section.
In my opinion and experience and despite of it's fame i'm a proud owner and user of a Zorki 3 since 1995.
My Z3 is now 55 years old (s/n...
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