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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-15-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 7,598
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
A couple things to check to see which viewfinder...

A couple things to check to see which viewfinder you have.

Look at the rear eyepiece of the viewfinder. Do you see a flat sided rectangle or a curved/rounded rectangle? The M2 has the flat sided...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-31-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,978
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
True. We'll never really know if he actually...

True. We'll never really know if he actually receives the email and forgets or if it actually got caught up in spam filters.

The only certainty it seems is the uncertainty in dealing with Morgan.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-31-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,978
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
I've heard Morgan has had a few emails from other...

I've heard Morgan has had a few emails from other members here poached by spam filters.

In my experience in dealing with him over the course of 3 separate orders, he usually responds within 3 days.
Forum: Travel 05-26-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 2,937
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Francisco, great meeting and chatting with you....

Francisco, great meeting and chatting with you. Hope you enjoy the rest of your stay here.

Following rff meetup traditions, something of mine breaks every time we get together. I was lucky this time...
Forum: Travel 05-25-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 2,937
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Looks like I'll be able to make it after all. I...

Looks like I'll be able to make it after all. I was stuck south of the border and had Mike spring me out of jam. I made my way back up just in time for Saturday but Mike said he needed to "stay...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-03-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,301
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
I bought one of them in 34mm size for my Canon...

I bought one of them in 34mm size for my Canon 28/3.5. The price was low and I'd though it was worth a try since I couldn't find one from any other maker.

In short only one word could describe the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-27-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 3,167
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
I'm curious about your experience with Samys. Was...

I'm curious about your experience with Samys. Was it both the developing and scanning you weren't happy with or just one of them?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-25-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,128
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Tell us a little more about how you develop the...

Tell us a little more about how you develop the film. What kind of film do you use? Do you use photo-flo? Do you squeegee your film? Are they hung up to dry in a place that has moving air?

Scratches...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-22-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,337
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
My first Leica was an M3 with an M4 viewfinder...

My first Leica was an M3 with an M4 viewfinder inside. Since then I've picked up an M3 for the bigger magnification and framelines but I always come back to the .72 viewfinder.

I don't think there...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-19-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,547
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
The ridges on the M3 protrude out further than M2...

The ridges on the M3 protrude out further than M2 and later models. It could be there to provide extra shading when using goggled lenses like the DR Summicron and 35mm Summaron and Summicron lenses.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-04-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 953
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
If I remember right the end numbers after 1s in...

If I remember right the end numbers after 1s in green will work as bulb mode. I guess they were made as a reminder speed for how long you want to keep the shutter open.
Forum: Travel 03-31-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 2,937
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Looking forward to a meet up. Let us know what...

Looking forward to a meet up. Let us know what days work best for you and we can all plan sometime fun around it.

If you happen to be free during a weekday the gallery at Pier 24 is always worth a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-31-2012
Replies: 628
Views: 159,279
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Precision had my film for about two weeks. After...

Precision had my film for about two weeks. After calling them and speaking to a very friendly and helpful person I found out my film was received and processed and ready for shipment after I took...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-01-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,116
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
M6 had rubber eyepieces. Early Wetzlar models...

M6 had rubber eyepieces. Early Wetzlar models seem to have used the metal eyepeices.

http://www.cameraquest.com/m6dif.htm
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-01-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,116
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Yes that is the eyepiece that screws onto the top...

Yes that is the eyepiece that screws onto the top cover. The early M3 eyepieces are smaller if you compare them to your original M6 eyepiece. The M6 eyepiece also has a rubber cover to prevent...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-01-2012
Replies: 80
Views: 9,134
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
What camera were you using? Leica M4 and later...

What camera were you using? Leica M4 and later models don't start counting until you secure the bottom cover. If you loaded the film and advanced a few frames the counter will stay at its default...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-29-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,116
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Don Goldberg or Sherry Krauter have replacement...

Don Goldberg or Sherry Krauter have replacement eyepieces. I'm sure Kindermann's repair shop will have them as well.

The diopter is a separate accessory that screws into the eyepiece.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-19-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 6,144
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Maybe it was a UK RFF meetup and each of them...

Maybe it was a UK RFF meetup and each of them brought an M2.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-15-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,644
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Congratulations are in order!

Congratulations are in order!
Forum: RFF News 12-01-2011
Replies: 174
Views: 15,691
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Ahh my bedtime routine is back to normal. Now I...

Ahh my bedtime routine is back to normal. Now I can read my fix before going to sleep.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-15-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 8,649
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
I remember a member here had a Yashinon 45/1.7...

I remember a member here had a Yashinon 45/1.7 converted to M mount.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=84051
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-14-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 987
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
With stand developing areas with less exposed...

With stand developing areas with less exposed areas will have more unused developer that will drift downwards.

I experienced this a lot with high contrast scenes and stand developing.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-09-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 2,600
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Someone on the forum mentioned before that the...

Someone on the forum mentioned before that the frames 00 and 37, 38 ect are the only frames that can record fairies and elves.

For me I usually just keep shooting. Sometimes when I load the camera...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-09-2011
Replies: 116
Views: 14,150
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
I've been afraid of that ever since this...

I've been afraid of that ever since this movie...

http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/[email protected]@._V1._SY317_CR5,0,214,317_.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-04-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 3,047
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
In a glass is half full sort of way, if reaction...

In a glass is half full sort of way, if reaction to Plus-X being discontinued has been pretty mum then there might be enough supply for a while. Who knows how much is left, I wonder if Kodak has a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-04-2011
Replies: 54
Views: 8,615
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Plus-X, shoot'em while you got'em

This was my most used film for the longest time. I'm glad I shot loads of it. They may discontinue the film but I still have my boxes of Plus-X negatives left. Even Kodak can't take that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-01-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 3,806
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Here's a shot from the Nokton 35 at 1.4 and 2.8....

Here's a shot from the Nokton 35 at 1.4 and 2.8. Below is the Summaron 35 at 2.8.

If you cycle between the Nokton and Summaron in the same frame the barrel distortion becomes noticeable.

Nokton 35...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-01-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 3,806
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
The Nokton was stopped down to 2.8. I'll upload a...

The Nokton was stopped down to 2.8. I'll upload a wide open shot from the Nokton.
The Summaron was shot wide open at 2.8.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-01-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 3,806
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Drumroll please... Lens A was a Voigtlander...

Drumroll please...

Lens A was a Voigtlander Nokton 35/1.4 (Multicoated)

Lens B was a Leica Summaron 35/2.8


Roalnd, I'm quite impressed you figured out which lens was used for Lens A. Well done!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-31-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 3,806
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
3 days does sound a bit too long to keep people...

3 days does sound a bit too long to keep people waiting. I've asked the moderators if they can shorten the poll time to end on the 1st. I'll reveal the answers tomorrow.


In the mean time, I leave...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-30-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 3,806
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Sunday Morning Lens Quiz #04

We had 28mm before, then 50mm, now 35mm this Sunday!

One modern 35mm lens, one classic 35mm lens.

Details will be revealed when the poll closes in three days.

[Lens A] [Voigtlander Nokton 35/1.4...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-26-2011
Replies: 100
Views: 23,234
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2712/5820043843_0aa...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2712/5820043843_0aa67d28e7_z_d.jpg


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2167/5820043865_5d4e7a0406_z_d.jpg
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-25-2011
Replies: 116
Views: 14,150
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Xtol sudden death.

Xtol sudden death.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-19-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 8,290
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Did they charge you $2 a roll for HP5?

Did they charge you $2 a roll for HP5?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-11-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,905
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
I wonder how many hands had changed before it...

I wonder how many hands had changed before it wound up on ebay. Dealers could also be looking at sites like this to score a good deal on items they can sell on their store front.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-10-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 937
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Great pictures of Mongolia. I'm very drawn to the...

Great pictures of Mongolia. I'm very drawn to the photos of factories, houses, and apartment buildings.

The motorcycle story made me cringe a bit but the consequences that led up to it are...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-09-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,734
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
That's what tattoos and muscles are for. :angel:

That's what tattoos and muscles are for. :angel:
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-08-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,449
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
For the kids?

For the kids?
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-07-2011
Replies: 72
Views: 5,343
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Safe trip. Just reading your entire ordeal...

Safe trip. Just reading your entire ordeal stressed me out.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-07-2011
Replies: 77
Views: 13,671
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Problem solved. No manufacturer is perfect and...

Problem solved.

No manufacturer is perfect and there will always be something that doesn't meet someones expectations. That's why the aftermarket exists, I find a parallel in automobiles. Those...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-06-2011
Replies: 77
Views: 13,671
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Interesting read up on the v4. I've always heard...

Interesting read up on the v4. I've always heard of plastic parts used in the v4 but haven't seen any pictures until now.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-06-2011
Replies: 77
Views: 13,671
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Found it; MP &...

Found it;

MP & M6TTL
http://photo.net/leica-rangefinders-forum/00YCsA
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-06-2011
Replies: 77
Views: 13,671
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
I remember seeing a post on Photo.net from Gus...

I remember seeing a post on Photo.net from Gus Lazzari where he had an MP and another Leica camera opened up and compared side by side. I forget which model he used to compare.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-05-2011
Replies: 78
Views: 10,997
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
(Talk about pouncing on Kodak when its...

(Talk about pouncing on Kodak when its down)

JUST as I was thinking about getting a NEX 7, Fuji announces their foray into the interchangeable lens system.

Does the wording "will surpass the 35mm...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-03-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,527
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
So many cameras and yet not one single enlarger...

So many cameras and yet not one single enlarger...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-03-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,081
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Wow that M5 sure looked nice.

Wow that M5 sure looked nice.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 4,129
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
It's good to be the king.

It's good to be the king.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-28-2011
Replies: 72
Views: 12,900
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Somebody bid $1,357.00 thinking "Nobody will be...

Somebody bid $1,357.00 thinking "Nobody will be crazy enough to bid that high", then came along the winning bidder who bid some amount north of $1,358.00 (and in my opinion made a huge mistake)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-24-2011
Replies: 72
Views: 72,636
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
They still have the 24 exposure rolls in stock....

They still have the 24 exposure rolls in stock.

Bummer indeed. That was my favorite film but as long as they keep making Plus-X I'll keep using it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-22-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,369
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
There is a slight decrease in demand for Leica...

There is a slight decrease in demand for Leica lenses while people wait for the NEX 7 to be released. Then another surge in demand will follow.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-22-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,117
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Amazon also has some pretty good deals on 120...

Amazon also has some pretty good deals on 120 color negative and slide film too.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 09-20-2011
Replies: 197
Views: 18,213
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
You hit the nail on the head there. Compacts are...

You hit the nail on the head there. Compacts are facing competition from cell phones with cameras. The small compacts are losing their edge in convenience so they have to offer something else. This...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 09-20-2011
Replies: 197
Views: 18,213
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Funky crop factor at 2.7x. Would be interesting...

Funky crop factor at 2.7x.

Would be interesting to see how its size compares with its competitors.
Forum: Nikon RF 09-17-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 2,795
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
The biggest difference I can find between the ltm...

The biggest difference I can find between the ltm and S mount 50/1.4 is the closer focusing helical on the ltm version.

Still poses and interesting trade off between a closer focusing lens or a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 4,625
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Didn't a member here do just that? I remember...

Didn't a member here do just that? I remember seeing an M3/M6 conversion and a M2/M6 conversion.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 5,643
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
If your looking at Leica bodies and lenses give...

If your looking at Leica bodies and lenses give Tamarkin camera try. Their website lists a good amount of bodies and lenses at the moment. Very friendly and helpful and they will send you pictures of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-16-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,214
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Micro tools sells the flex clamps to fit Leica M...

Micro tools sells the flex clamps to fit Leica M rings.

http://www.micro-tools.com/store/P-LF-KIT-B/Leica-M-Flexiclamp-Set-Bc.aspx

I've also seen some on ebay.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-15-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 6,088
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
I'm curious about Contax lenses, can anyone...

I'm curious about Contax lenses, can anyone explain to the difference between the earlier and later MM lenses?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-12-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 7,102
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Ricoh announces a new LCD back for the GXR with...

Ricoh announces a new LCD back for the GXR with digital "rangefinder" viewfinder.
The second part of their M mount GXR series.

Programmable modes are;

Leica Screwmount round rangefinder...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-12-2011
Replies: 1,186
Views: 335,514
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
v3 http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6197/6122896197...

v3

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6197/6122896197_46d7d6f22e_z_d.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-12-2011
Replies: 77
Views: 4,686
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Well said Frank. If the camera fits you and...

Well said Frank.

If the camera fits you and makes you happy to take pictures then pictures will come out of it. With enough time maybe even good ones but no guarantees there.

To argue over one...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-10-2011
Replies: 727
Views: 149,912
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Anybody have any experience with the 24mm 2.8...

Anybody have any experience with the 24mm 2.8 VFC? I picked one up in a yard sale a while ago and have used it as a 24. Haven't really figured out how the variable field focus system works.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-10-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 11,075
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
(Forgot to mention these were shot at...

(Forgot to mention these were shot at f/2)



Rokkor 40/2
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3383/5721141577_0056c6460f_z_d.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2097/5721699830_093d51c883_z_d.jpg
Nokton...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-08-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 5,543
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
I like Neopan SS. Over here in the US its not...

I like Neopan SS. Over here in the US its not very well known, not many stores carry it. I'm not sure if Fuji put much effort in making it a known product or if it never took off.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-29-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 3,775
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
You might get the image of a Friend Pie like you...

You might get the image of a Friend Pie like you with with a deep friend candy bar, a slice of pie dipped in batter and then dipped in a deep fryer but its slightly different. The fried pies I've had...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-26-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 8,290
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
A recent phone call to Freestyle told me that...

A recent phone call to Freestyle told me that what they have left of Legacy Pro is the last of it. Once its gone its gone, but that's what they said last time as well.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-24-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,840
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Where did you hear Acros (120) was discontinued?...

Where did you hear Acros (120) was discontinued? Neopan 400 120 has been discontinued but not Acros.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-24-2011
Replies: 115
Views: 8,053
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Roland, no medium format??

Roland, no medium format??
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-24-2011
Replies: 115
Views: 8,053
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
The last few trips I've taken I brought an M6...

The last few trips I've taken I brought an M6 with a 35/50 and a Fuji GA645. The M6 got black and white film while the Fuji got color. A pretty good combo that I've been happy with.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-23-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,590
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Just make sure you have enough stock developer to...

Just make sure you have enough stock developer to handle in increase in films.

For example I use a 5 reel(35mm)/3reel(120) Paterson tank. If I double up the 120 reels I now have 6 120 films in my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-23-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 2,710
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Wide angle lenses tend to give a bigger negative....

Wide angle lenses tend to give a bigger negative. The downside is narrower spacing between frames.

Every Screwmount Leica and Double Stroke M3 I've handled had narrow frame spacing. If you have the...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-18-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 7,464
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Short story behind "American girl in Italy" photo

Interesting story behind that photo....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-16-2011
Replies: 146
Views: 15,555
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Phil, you deserve better than that. I think...

Phil, you deserve better than that. I think Leica, NJ or Solms, needs to see this in a letter so they can make the situation right.

The thought of an expensive repair bill after the camera is out of...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-16-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 988
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Thanks for the insight on the two films. Good...

Thanks for the insight on the two films. Good things to remember when deciding what kind of film and what kind of scene one will be shooting in.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-15-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 2,611
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
A million plus double stroke camera could also...

A million plus double stroke camera could also mean a double stroke body had the top plate replaced with a later serial number top plate.

There was a transition model between the clutch based...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-11-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,525
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Looking at the EXIF info from the two photos the...

Looking at the EXIF info from the two photos the shutter speeds were 1/350 and 1/180. Both seem fast enough to avoid motion blur unless the OP was shaking or falling when he took the photo.

Have...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-09-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 2,627
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
If the darkroom has an heated press I find that...

If the darkroom has an heated press I find that to be one of the fastest and easiest ways to flatten paper after its been dried.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-09-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,387
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Food for thought indeed, thanks for posting.

Food for thought indeed, thanks for posting.
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-03-2011
Replies: 1,867
Views: 1,733,956
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Nokton...

Nokton 35/1.4

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2712/5820043843_0aa67d28e7_b_d.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-03-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 2,837
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
I'm curious too. What kind of build quality...

I'm curious too. What kind of build quality issues are you having? Lens wobble? Dry or stiff focus?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-03-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 3,406
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
How often do you shoot color vs black and white?...

How often do you shoot color vs black and white? I'm going to second a few others here about mentioning Chromatic Aberrations showing up in CV lenses. They do show up sometimes, its less noticeable...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-03-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 4,242
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Put it away for a few weeks or months, come back...

Put it away for a few weeks or months, come back to it and shoot a few rolls. If its still not clicking with you sell it and save the cash for something else.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-02-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,087
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
1000 frames is just over 27 rolls of film. Over 4...

1000 frames is just over 27 rolls of film. Over 4 years that's a pretty light load. Did he mean 1000 individual frames or 1000 rolls of film?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-01-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 17,212
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
After all this time there is still a hung jury on...

After all this time there is still a hung jury on the three lenses. You don't see that too often here with even two lenses let alone three.


P.S. Bob, great pictures.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-20-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 5,294
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
How much time do you have until the return...

How much time do you have until the return deadline? Shoot a roll of film through it, if you think it flares more than you'd like contact the seller.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-12-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,139
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Not sure of the camera but a good read with great...

Not sure of the camera but a good read with great pictures to look at.

(if I had to guess, Olympus OM ?, the small pointy prism leads me to make that guess)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-11-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,000
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Macro photography and Leica rangefinders don't go...

Macro photography and Leica rangefinders don't go very well together. What I mean is that for getting close up shots there are less complicated systems to achieve similar results.
The minimum .7m...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-08-2011
Replies: 154
Views: 14,518
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
I was hoping more for satire, cynical sounds like...

I was hoping more for satire, cynical sounds like I'm outright being mean.

For an honest contribution to the OP post, no, I don't think a Leica stands out any more or less for taking pictures....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 07-08-2011
Replies: 636
Views: 187,689
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Just taking a guess but the Nikkor 85/2 has a...

Just taking a guess but the Nikkor 85/2 has a 48mm filter ring. Since the Nikkor was modeled after the Zeiss it might be a starting point.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 07-08-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,317
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Talk about a runaway budget to create a lens like...

Talk about a runaway budget to create a lens like that.

Looks like the seller will post some pictures from the lens soon. I'm itching to see some pictures from that lens.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-08-2011
Replies: 154
Views: 14,518
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Did you black out your ninja sword? The shiny...

Did you black out your ninja sword? The shiny bits really give it away. Common mistake.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-01-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 1,558
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Wow I can't believe it was the water. I spy a...

Wow I can't believe it was the water.

I spy a little 100% money back guarantee on that rodinal killing water. I wonder what their reaction will be when explaining why you were not satisfied with...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-01-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 6,333
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Great picture of the mounties. A much better way...

Great picture of the mounties. A much better way to ride a horse compared to the horse on a stick I used as a kid.
Forum: RFF Polls 06-29-2011
Replies: 79
Views: 8,978
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
11x14 for me. Proof prints are made on RC,...

11x14 for me.

Proof prints are made on RC, final prints are made on Fibre.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-29-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,697
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Would tray bleaching help cut back on paper that...

Would tray bleaching help cut back on paper that shows fog?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-24-2011
Replies: 7,429
Views: 3,787,899
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
ZoomP, do you take requests? :D Have any more...

ZoomP, do you take requests? :D

Have any more pictures of your Masa Saita M2? I saw a few in the earlier posts, any progress on how well they hold up to use?
Forum: RFF Polls 06-24-2011
Replies: 119
Views: 8,910
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Don't like them. I just never got used to the...

Don't like them. I just never got used to the sensation of something hanging off my wrist, always has a tendency to bang into something.

Now pocket watches on the other hand... love'em
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-22-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 7,009
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Now that could be a scary trend. I have a feeling...

Now that could be a scary trend. I have a feeling that software correction can only go so far in place of optical correction, pushed too much it could start to look artificial.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-22-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,180
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
If only X made the XX camera and priced it at...

If only X made the XX camera and priced it at $XXX. I would totally buy it!! If they don't make it they are dumb.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-21-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 3,521
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
I think I'll take you up on that offer. Let's try...

I think I'll take you up on that offer. Let's try to meet up soon. Your free to try any one of my lenses if your interested, mostly older single coated types.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-21-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 3,521
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
So what makes this lens so especially sharp?...

So what makes this lens so especially sharp? Special glass? Modern design combined with slow speed? Magic?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-16-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,401
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
When a busy spell at work comes in and I'm...

When a busy spell at work comes in and I'm spending a lot of time at the desk I tend to buy more stuff. A combination of more time at the computer and less time out making photographs makes me antsy...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-15-2011
Replies: 677
Views: 50,443
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
:eek: that is just too tragic

:eek:

that is just too tragic
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-15-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 4,056
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Here is size comparison of a Canon 28 3.5 (type...

Here is size comparison of a Canon 28 3.5 (type 1, all chrome)

By far one of the smallest lenses to go on a Leica....
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-13-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 3,280
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Is this Haze, Condensation, or Coating damage?

Hope somebody can shed some light with what I'm seeing here. Its very visible with the sun shining through, less so when looking straight at it away from the sun. The effects also look like its...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 06-09-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 11,300
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Johann, Too bad your not in the States, I have...

Johann,
Too bad your not in the States, I have bag fulls of Kodak cassettes sitting around. I kept them originally thinking I would bulk load but that day hasn't come. Even if I did start I don't...
Forum: Off Topic 06-09-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 2,374
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
So they want to make it illegal to digitally...

So they want to make it illegal to digitally distribute images online that "frighten, intimidate or cause emotional distress".

Does that mean its still legal so print the photos out and mail them to...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-09-2011
Replies: 83
Views: 9,486
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
At the price it sold for you might as well just...

At the price it sold for you might as well just buy from Kevin Cameras and actually get one in LTM mount.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-08-2011
Replies: 106
Views: 17,946
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Soooo....does he have any more? ;)

Soooo....does he have any more? ;)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-08-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 919
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Thanks for the link, I think I've seen it pop up...

Thanks for the link, I think I've seen it pop up before but I'm glad it came up again to remind me to save it on my watch list.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-07-2011
Replies: 291
Views: 76,260
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Kodak...

Kodak E100G

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5036/5807207563_31a2ed022f_b_d.jpg
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-03-2011
Replies: 97
Views: 10,856
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
wow never seen a commercial for a photo product...

wow never seen a commercial for a photo product like that before! definitely going for a gritty street shooter feel
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 06-03-2011
Replies: 59
Views: 9,514
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
That's a perfectly reasonable cause for getting...

That's a perfectly reasonable cause for getting an extra camera. The last thing you want is an unused softie to fall on the floor thread side up and have someone step or slip on it.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-01-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 4,780
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
The SC lenses don't come up for sale second hand...

The SC lenses don't come up for sale second hand very often, that might make a statement over how much the owners like it. But you can try lowering contrast on the lens by putting one or two UV...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-01-2011
Replies: 97
Views: 18,149
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
My take is all this praise will increase prices...

My take is all this praise will increase prices for Summarons.

I just picked up a Summaron myself and yes, they are quite nice. :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-01-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,820
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
What a lucky find! Now did that actually happen...

What a lucky find! Now did that actually happen or is someone playing a prank on the internet?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-01-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,276
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Congratulations of fixing the leak! I'm not...

Congratulations of fixing the leak! I'm not exactly sure what part of the camera the latch button side refers to? Is it the button that you press to release the lens from the body?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2011
Replies: 97
Views: 18,149
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
I found a dremel tool makes the job unbelievably...

I found a dremel tool makes the job unbelievably smoother. A file might have some difficulty in taking off a small length of the mount which is all that is needed to bring up the 35mm framelines.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 4,866
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Lately there has been a growing chorus of finger...

Lately there has been a growing chorus of finger pointing at China for driving up the prices of Leica's. While I don't doubt there is growing demand for luxury names, one of them called Leica, China...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 5,346
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
How about Clint Eastwood with a...

How about Clint Eastwood with a Nikon?
http://byfiles.storage.live.com/y1pScVd9EiF-yRDme91JXJKIeRn-vLAsQAc74_P4Sc0dze_LdmQiU6nQVLBOeZFNvEGBu4VTAA-IsA
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 05-28-2011
Replies: 59
Views: 9,514
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Tuulikki directed me to Stephen (CameraQuest) who...

Tuulikki directed me to Stephen (CameraQuest) who had some when I ordered. If anybody missed he's the last source.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-28-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
jonmanjiro pretty much sums it up quite...

jonmanjiro pretty much sums it up quite well.

Focus shift will show up in lenses, some more than others and even then its probably not noticeable because depth of field will cover it. Having said...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-28-2011
Replies: 54
Views: 3,269
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
I think its easier when looking at photos to say...

I think its easier when looking at photos to say "that's an Elliott Erwitt" and "that's a Bruce Gilden". The character of the photographer imparts more in the picture than their lenses.

Not to say...
Forum: Travel 05-27-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 4,940
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
I've seen some B+W paper from Fuji that I haven't...

I've seen some B+W paper from Fuji that I haven't seen sold here in the US. Given the chance to try something not usually found in the US, darkroom wise, I'd try some of that Fuji paper.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-26-2011
Replies: 456
Views: 114,928
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
The Fort Knox of Canon rangefinder equipment! If...

The Fort Knox of Canon rangefinder equipment! If Benny decided to sell all of them he could devalue all the Canon gear in the world.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 05-26-2011
Replies: 59
Views: 9,514
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
I emailed Tom to order one, hopefully there's one...

I emailed Tom to order one, hopefully there's one left with my name on it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-25-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 11,159
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
The devil is in the details, some like it enough...

The devil is in the details, some like it enough to buy it. I love the M3 style windows and the M2 style counter on the MP3, but not enough to buy one...yet ;)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-25-2011
Replies: 291
Views: 76,260
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2173/5751360111_0cf...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2173/5751360111_0cfed79386_b_d.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-25-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 3,021
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Maybe its just that new camera smell?:)

Maybe its just that new camera smell?:)
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-24-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,456
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
I'm amazed at how the lines match up so closely.

I'm amazed at how the lines match up so closely.
Forum: Nikon RF 05-24-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,376
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Easy, get a Nikkor "Tokyo" 50/1.4 and modify that...

Easy, get a Nikkor "Tokyo" 50/1.4 and modify that for .7m :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,423
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Probably concept models to explore where they can...

Probably concept models to explore where they can move their NX series, and very cool concept models they are.

The cube seems a little ergonomically challenged, especially if they use a small sensor.
Forum: Travel 05-20-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,575
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
"...photograph what they want you to see." They...

"...photograph what they want you to see."

They made sure everything he saw was perfect down to the last inch. Wonderful aesthetics the photographer brought to his pictures.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-19-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,146
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Now that would make a cool paperweight. I can't...

Now that would make a cool paperweight. I can't afford any of the Leica or Zeiss cutaways, do they have any cheaper Voigtlander options?:)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-19-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,276
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Do you have any pictures of a fogged frame? That...

Do you have any pictures of a fogged frame? That might give a clue where the leak could be coming from. Also, it may sound silly but try a more powerful flashlight. I had an M6 that would leak...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-19-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,276
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
I've had similar repair experiences to yours...

I've had similar repair experiences to yours after reading your past threads about getting your M's up to good working condition. I usually send my cameras to Sherry now.

As for that M3, its in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-19-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 9,835
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Aside from the speed, how different was the Elmar...

Aside from the speed, how different was the Elmar 50/2.8 (V1) to the 50/3.5? To the best of my knowledge they shared a similar 4 element/3 group design. Most of what I've picked up here and there was...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-18-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,276
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Actually I did! It turned out to be a small...

Actually I did! It turned out to be a small section mission from my film door. If you look on the lower right hand side there is a bright deep groove. The picture doesn't show it but the mark goes...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-18-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,483
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Battle at F-Stop Ridge

It's been a while since something on youtube has made me laugh, and this made me laugh a lot.

http://youtu.be/awq90APEVgw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awq90APEVgw&feature=player_embedded)

and if...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-18-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,201
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Was this inversion agitation or twirl stick...

Was this inversion agitation or twirl stick agitation?
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 05-17-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 8,819
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
I like my two camera setup with both cameras on...

I like my two camera setup with both cameras on neck straps. The camera in use has the neck strap wrapped around my wrist. The camera not in use hangs off my shoulder.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-17-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 6,162
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Rob, I stand corrected. Most lenses I listed...

Rob, I stand corrected. Most lenses I listed would generally fall under medium contrast lenses. The completely uncoated ones would produce lower contrast.

Here are some samples from a Canon 50/1.5,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-17-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,939
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
I admit I saved the picture and zoomed in all the...

I admit I saved the picture and zoomed in all the way to scrutinize the blurry pixels before I saw that lever sticking out. (working late makes you do wacky things)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-17-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,939
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Looks like it could possibly be an MP or M7. If...

Looks like it could possibly be an MP or M7. If you look really close you can see the film advance lever sticking out.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-17-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 6,162
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
A good bet would be older single coated lenses....

A good bet would be older single coated lenses. Generally speaking the older they are the less contrast they produce. A few I can think of are the Collapsible Summicron, Canon 50/1.5 (the sonnar...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 05-17-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 828
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
It's 2/3 of stop past 100 but Portra 160 has...

It's 2/3 of stop past 100 but Portra 160 has never disappointed me. I've mostly used VC to give me great all around results and if your planning on scanning them the difference between NC and VC...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 05-17-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 10,828
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
I haven't seen the movie yet, but tell me are the...

I haven't seen the movie yet, but tell me are the M3's painted black? I assume they were pros so their M3's must have been black.

Actually come to think of it, if there were REALLY pros they would...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-17-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 855
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
I've had good luck with PEC-12 followed with a...

I've had good luck with PEC-12 followed with a rinse in distilled water for cleaning up any gunk on film. Worked wonders on my fathers slides that had a mold infestation.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-15-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,590
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
I imagine the seller had this lens to lens...

I imagine the seller had this lens to lens conversation in their head when listing the price.

Summilux calls and says; "Hey Nokton, it's me, you win!"
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-15-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 5,967
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Here's a shot with a Nokton 35/1.4 and a Rokkor...

Here's a shot with a Nokton 35/1.4 and a Rokkor 40/2. I was making a bunch of shots with different 35mm/40mm lenses.
Both were shot at F/2. Look at the details in the edges to get a sense of what...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-13-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,542
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Is this just as a timer to count down the seconds...

Is this just as a timer to count down the seconds or minuets in the darkroom or is to be used with an enlarger? A typical darkroom timer functions as a timer as well as the on/off switch for the...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-12-2011
Replies: 183
Views: 95,483
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5283/5305522809_f40...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5283/5305522809_f40728802a_b_d.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-12-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,807
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Auto Bokeh Focus, when auto focus isn't...

Auto Bokeh Focus, when auto focus isn't enough.

I remember reading an article with technology similar to this, in a popular science magazine years ago. The technology may not be the same but the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-12-2011
Replies: 77
Views: 6,003
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
It's not a Leica but I'll go ahead and mention...

It's not a Leica but I'll go ahead and mention the Canon III. Made from 1951-1952 they can be had a little cheaper than its Leica counterparts. Both cameras are very similar to each other but only...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-12-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,050
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
If you try that approach make sure you use the...

If you try that approach make sure you use the purest alcohol you can find. Most rubbing alcohol found in pharmacies, in the US at least, are either 70% or 90% alcohol.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-11-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 5,478
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Now talk like that will spark a trend of Film...

Now talk like that will spark a trend of Film Price Deflation!

This great price for HP5 does make me curious why Ilford is selling the film so cheaply. I know its a limited time offer so I'll just...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-11-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
I spoke with Sherry earlier this month on the...

I spoke with Sherry earlier this month on the turnaround for a camera I sent in. After chatting for a while she mentioned she would be on vacation this week.
I know she might not be the fastest at...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-11-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,485
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Are you talking about how dim the M6 focus patch...

Are you talking about how dim the M6 focus patch when it flares or in overall contrast compared to your M3?

The price quoted for an MP upgrade might be the cost in addition to having the camera in...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-09-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 928
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Which one? The frenzy to clean up the nail polish...

Which one? The frenzy to clean up the nail polish or the scans from the negatives? :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-06-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,229
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Funky set up for a live view M3, whats the...

Funky set up for a live view M3, whats the battery life?:D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-05-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 4,966
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
There's an uncanny similarity in that story to...

There's an uncanny similarity in that story to how I dropped my first M. A lesson learned, don't change lenses on the fly. That and also keep the hands to body/lens ratio at 1:1.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-26-2011
Replies: 66
Views: 12,610
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
That's mighty impressive, next time I need to...

That's mighty impressive, next time I need to take a close look at my images before I clone out any suspected dust spots.

Second, I think CSI needs to use M8's to record evidence....
Forum: Nikon RF 04-20-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,376
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Found a pic from Dag who recently worked on my...

Found a pic from Dag who recently worked on my 50/1.4, while it was there I asked if he could mill the helical to allow for 0.7m focus.

He sent me this picture of what the end result looked liked....
Forum: Nikon RF 04-20-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,376
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
The Nikkor 50/2 and 50/1.4 lenses can focus all...

The Nikkor 50/2 and 50/1.4 lenses can focus all the day down to 1.5ft, however they lose RF coupling at 3.5 ft. There's a little ball bearing in the focus that causes the 'bump' to let you know that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-18-2011
Replies: 432
Views: 101,592
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Collapsible Summicron...

Collapsible Summicron
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4061/5189324002_8d7b216ef4_b_d.jpg


Collapsible Summicron
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1286/5188722293_c00547a80b_b_d.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 5,649
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Thanks for the heads up. I think I'll pick up a...

Thanks for the heads up. I think I'll pick up a few to try out HP5.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-14-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,975
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Nice Konica family there.

Nice Konica family there.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-14-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 8,083
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Very interesting. I guess all those people hoping...

Very interesting. I guess all those people hoping for a replacement for the Nikon scanners for their wish.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-14-2011
Replies: 131
Views: 13,274
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
My wacky theory #9-b says KEH has now learned of...

My wacky theory #9-b says KEH has now learned of the high demand for Leica cameras and other high end gear. In order to maximize sales and profit they exercise "KEH Monetary Policy" which means...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-14-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 1,582
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
In colder weather I fill a large bucket with...

In colder weather I fill a large bucket with water. I drop in an aquarium heater with the temperature I want (68F), leave for half an hour to get a quick bite to eat and come back to a bucket of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 3,004
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Now if only they bring back Arista Premium 100...

Now if only they bring back Arista Premium 100 36exp. One can dream...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-12-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,316
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
I remember the color of the light leak can help...

I remember the color of the light leak can help determine which direction the light is coming from. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong but a leak from the front such as the lens mount gives a blue...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-12-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,472
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
I remember something similar from The Online...

I remember something similar from The Online Photographer where lots of well known photos were critiqued from a "flickr point of view". My favorite was a picture from HCB, the comment "your AF [auto...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 2,606
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
If they came out that dense it would help to...

If they came out that dense it would help to reduce development time, it may take a few tries before you fine tune your development to what you want. Try exposing a test roll at EI200, then instead...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-11-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 3,701
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Tough break for those looking to pick up their...

Tough break for those looking to pick up their first Leica. It won't help when we keep on reminding them how cheap there were in the good ol' days.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-10-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,708
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
It looks like there's a flash sync on the side,...

It looks like there's a flash sync on the side, it could be a later Canon screwmount body. The bottom looks a little thick as well, would either be a Rapidwinder or one of the Canon VT models.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-10-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,625
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Your right, white spots in the picture would be...

Your right, white spots in the picture would be from black dots on the film.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-10-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 5,136
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Foma 200 was discontinued for a time when the...

Foma 200 was discontinued for a time when the manufacturer could no longer source a component needed to make the film. In recent months Foma announced that they have been able to find a suitable...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-10-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,625
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
One possibility for the spots are bubbles that...

One possibility for the spots are bubbles that formed on the film during development. This has been my experience with Foma 400 in the past but when I started presoaking the film before development...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-10-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 5,136
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Have a look at the comparisons with other 400...

Have a look at the comparisons with other 400 speed films.
http://www.digitaltruth.com/products/product_tests/400ISO_filmtest_001.php

When I use Foma 400 I usually toss it in a TLR + Flash and use...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-09-2011
Replies: 149
Views: 20,768
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
All my M's have been bought used. The M's left...

All my M's have been bought used. The M's left for me to buy new are getting up there in price, I've got a little piggy bank going but its going to be a hungry piggy.
Forum: RFF Polls 04-08-2011
Replies: 187
Views: 12,455
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
I don't always drink beer, but when I do I prefer...

I don't always drink beer, but when I do I prefer Dos Equis.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-08-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 3,925
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
venchka is a witch!

venchka is a witch!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-08-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,171
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
From my experience between John, Don, and Sherry...

From my experience between John, Don, and Sherry I would say that John is the best with optics. Whenever he's cleaned out a lens the glass comes out sparking. Maybe its the lubrication he uses but...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-08-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 2,976
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Hey why not? If you have the means to responsibly...

Hey why not? If you have the means to responsibly do it, go nuts!

I'm slowly saving up for either an ala carte MP or M7 someday. In the meantime I have my lowly M6 in hand.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-07-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 5,456
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
I've thought about the same thing myself. Right...

I've thought about the same thing myself. Right now my Ultron is good enough for me but if I come across a good 35mm Biogon at the right price, either the F2 or F2.8, I'll probably make the switch.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-07-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,670
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
I use a 2 gallon bucket to mix up Xtol. I've been...

I use a 2 gallon bucket to mix up Xtol. I've been thinking about getting a 2 gallon tank with a spigot on the bottom to make bottling Xtol after mixing easier.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-07-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 6,592
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
YEAH! Canon 50/1.5 rocks!! oh wait were talking...

YEAH! Canon 50/1.5 rocks!!

oh wait were talking about the Rokkor 28...
:angel:
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-06-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 1,803
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
You can get a rough estimate of the repair price...

You can get a rough estimate of the repair price from Essex camera. http://www.essexcamera.com/camera_list.php?brand=CANON Take a look at the "V Series" at the bottom of the page.

Depending on the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-03-2011
Replies: 51
Views: 6,988
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
The Canon 28/2.8 is quite small, similar size to...

The Canon 28/2.8 is quite small, similar size to the 25/3.5. The Canon Serenar 35/2.8 is pretty small too.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-03-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 5,522
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Early M6's had a different type of light shields,...

Early M6's had a different type of light shields, sometimes they get worn with age and let light through. A technician can replace them, I had Dag fix this problem when I sent in my M6.
Before...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-29-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 3,999
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
This is why I always redo my gold medals and...

This is why I always redo my gold medals and awards in black paint because I want them to look discreet on my shelf.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-28-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,135
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
A link to Jim's webpage if your still...

A link to Jim's webpage if your still looking.

http://www.mvlabs.com/
Forum: DIYS Modifications 03-28-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 8,450
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
When it comes to Jupiters Brian is the king of...

When it comes to Jupiters Brian is the king of making lemonade from lemons. I was the one who sent the lens to Brian after I noticed the lens was quite decentered, only after hearing about Brian's...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-28-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,132
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
How big are you printing? RC prints will dry with...

How big are you printing? RC prints will dry with very little curl, they might "bow" a little but tend to even out with some time.

From personal experience I dry prints up to RC 8x10 by hang drying...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-28-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 3,356
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Amedeo makes adapters for Nikon S mounts lenses...

Amedeo makes adapters for Nikon S mounts lenses to work on Leicas, both M mount and screw mount.

He sometimes lists adapters for sale on ebay;...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-28-2011
Replies: 84
Views: 8,012
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
Igor has a handful of M's at decent prices (for...

Igor has a handful of M's at decent prices (for 2011), certainly lower than what you'd find on ebay.

http://www.igorcamera.com/leica_cameras.htm
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-21-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,904
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
The 50mm f0.95 is the most stunning lens to shoot...

The 50mm f0.95 is the most stunning lens to shoot with, and has stunning bokeh that none of the current superfast lenses have, and that your a fool to even consider selling it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-21-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,144
Posted By ItsReallyDarren
This ebay seller often has Leica parts for sale....

This ebay seller often has Leica parts for sale. More than once I've seen M3 style black chrome parts. (I know this because I'm always on the verge of ordering those parts for my M6 :))

tonaya...
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