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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 909
Posted By Ccoppola82
If budget is no concern, buy what’s in the...

If budget is no concern, buy what’s in the classifieds listed above! I personally don’t own the combo but I have the canon version of the 40mm Ultron and it’s just beautiful to use and the images...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 6 Days Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 16,604
Posted By Ccoppola82
I'll Play. From today MP240 + 50mm Summicron v2...

I'll Play.
From today
MP240 + 50mm Summicron v2 (rigid)

BTW, what image size are you guys using for sharing here? I can't believe how much better the resolution is in the texture area on the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 130
Views: 6,519
Posted By Ccoppola82
Time with my son

The first week of this quarantine was a little nervous. Too much uncertainty. As the week went on, I realized what a gift it is to be able to spend time with my son. We spend a lot of time...
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 3,181
Posted By Ccoppola82
Between little bouts of panic here and there,...

Between little bouts of panic here and there, I’ve mostly spent my time playing with my 4 year old son. I try to get a daily update on the news and talk with family and friends. We are all in the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By Ccoppola82
I’ve done that too. I had some straggler rolls...

I’ve done that too. I had some straggler rolls of 24 from when I first started and I always forget they only have 24. First time it happened I was SURE I destroyed the camera somehow. Lol.
Forum: Fuji X Series 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,088
Posted By Ccoppola82
I’ve almost always got the 35 f2 on my Xpro2, but...

I’ve almost always got the 35 f2 on my Xpro2, but I usually have the 16mm 2.8 either in pocket or in my bag. 90% of my stuff comes from 50mm FOV these days though.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-19-2020
Replies: 28
Views: 753
Posted By Ccoppola82
Primes. I’m at a point where if I have a zoom...

Primes. I’m at a point where if I have a zoom on, I forget it zooms and end up using it as a prime anyway. Primes are smaller and faster. That matters to me.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-19-2020
Replies: 60
Views: 1,507
Posted By Ccoppola82
I think the biggest factor in leica cameras is...

I think the biggest factor in leica cameras is cost. If they could figure out a way to drop the price to a reasonable level I would buy new. I cannot see the justification paying 3x the cost of a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-18-2020
Replies: 50
Views: 1,371
Posted By Ccoppola82
Whichever I grab on the way out the door....

Whichever I grab on the way out the door. :)

Seriously though I have an m2 / 50 collapsible in my coat pocket all the time and usually carry a 28 Cron along with it lately. If I want digital I lug...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-17-2020
Replies: 62
Views: 5,511
Posted By Ccoppola82
I agree. The 50 1.5 Sonnar is tied for my most...

I agree. The 50 1.5 Sonnar is tied for my most used 50. I have it on the mp240 and the m2. Mine is set to focus at 1.5 and I have honestly not noticed nor cared if there was slight shift. ...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 02-16-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By Ccoppola82
Congrats! That’s fantastic

Congrats! That’s fantastic
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-07-2020
Replies: 89
Views: 4,272
Posted By Ccoppola82
I’ve been toying with the idea of selling my...

I’ve been toying with the idea of selling my Xpro2 and lenses to grab this simply for the fact that I like carrying a film M and this would be easier to carry along than the Xpro2. We will see. I...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-07-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 857
Posted By Ccoppola82
I have an M2 with a small 50mm in my coat pocket...

I have an M2 with a small 50mm in my coat pocket daily for BW. For color I use an Xpro2 or MP240

I have averaged about 50-60 rolls per year, but the MP240 bit into that a bit last year.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-05-2020
Replies: 28
Views: 715
Posted By Ccoppola82
Iíve never shot a planar. Iíve read the...

Iíve never shot a planar. Iíve read the distortion is quite a bit for a RF 50mm. Has this been something youíve noticed in real world use?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-05-2020
Replies: 28
Views: 715
Posted By Ccoppola82
A few from the Chiyoda Kogaku Super Rokkor 50mm...

A few from the Chiyoda Kogaku Super Rokkor 50mm 1.8 at work.
Leica M2
Tri X @ 800 or 1600
FX15 Developer

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49493204173_bb5cc75a0f_b.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-05-2020
Replies: 28
Views: 715
Posted By Ccoppola82
On the 240 if you want small but a bit slower,...

On the 240 if you want small but a bit slower, 50mm Color skopar. Cheap-ish, very well built, good all around IQ. There’s a large thread on here with it. I don’t like collapsing lenses into the...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-04-2020
Replies: 56
Views: 2,095
Posted By Ccoppola82
I guess I don't understand putting (what I...

I guess I don't understand putting (what I thought was) the main feature of the camera on the backburner. I won't be shocked if in the next iteration or two they get rid of the OVF entirely to save...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-03-2020
Replies: 60
Views: 2,455
Posted By Ccoppola82
Another more budget option might be an old 50mm...

Another more budget option might be an old 50mm 2.8 Elmar. Probably much easier to find a good one than a collapsible Cron in good condition and much cheaper. I had a rough v1 Cron and when the...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-02-2020
Replies: 56
Views: 2,095
Posted By Ccoppola82
When they announced the Frameline disaster I knew...

When they announced the Frameline disaster I knew I wouldn’t even think about this camera. The Xpro2 is nice and fun to shoot. I can shoot down to 16mm with the ovf with minor guesswork and the 18mm...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-02-2020
Replies: 38
Views: 1,931
Posted By Ccoppola82
Wow you really put the magic into that lens. ...

Wow you really put the magic into that lens. Wonderful shots. I have the v1 Cron and love it. I always assumed the Lux was massive, but it doesn’t look terribly big on your first photo.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-01-2020
Replies: 185
Views: 12,597
Posted By Ccoppola82
I got a ďpersonal articlesĒ policy from statefarm...

I got a ďpersonal articlesĒ policy from statefarm which is very reasonable and it is basically full coverage.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-31-2020
Replies: 110
Views: 3,776
Posted By Ccoppola82
playing trucks

my rigid on the MP-240
wide open

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49471418852_4d1d8db9e3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2inBXgs)Playing Trucks (https://flic.kr/p/2inBXgs) by Chris Coppola...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-31-2020
Replies: 470
Views: 99,451
Posted By Ccoppola82
On the...

On the MP240
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49471389837_b768dc5715_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2inBNDc)20200131-L1000599.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2inBNDc) by Chris Coppola...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-30-2020
Replies: 110
Views: 3,776
Posted By Ccoppola82
Just stick with the Rigid :) your images are...

Just stick with the Rigid :) your images are always fantastic and the lens is damn sharp. I tested my copy against a few other 50s and I liked the overall package the best. They really nailed it...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-30-2020
Replies: 110
Views: 3,776
Posted By Ccoppola82
I still love the rigid. It’s good enough for me...

I still love the rigid. It’s good enough for me that I don’t think a newer version would add much for me
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-29-2020
Replies: 77
Views: 2,653
Posted By Ccoppola82
It’s interesting how many people just love the...

It’s interesting how many people just love the CCD sensors. Makes me wonder why a company doesn’t make them as an option even if it means lower MP and lower ISO. Seems there would be a niche market...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-26-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 2,491
Posted By Ccoppola82
Nice setup! Hammer away with the 50 for a while...

Nice setup! Hammer away with the 50 for a while and then research some 35s. Plenty listed on this thread to look at.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-25-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,318
Posted By Ccoppola82
Mine has my last name engraved. How many times...

Mine has my last name engraved. How many times will I get to have a badass lens have my name engraved on the front ring from the factory??? Maybe never.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-24-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 2,491
Posted By Ccoppola82
Like I said, Iíve never used it but according to...

Like I said, Iíve never used it but according to everything Iíve read itís the sharpest 35mm on the block. Iím sure with Zeiss pedigree it has far more to offer than sharpness, Iíve just never used...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-24-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 2,491
Posted By Ccoppola82
I don’t place sharpness as the highest priority...

I don’t place sharpness as the highest priority in a lens. I tend to place the highest priority in lens compactness for the simple reason that I tend to carry the camera more often, so keep that in...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-22-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 2,491
Posted By Ccoppola82
I love mine. I don’t shoot 35mm film for optimum...

I love mine. I don’t shoot 35mm film for optimum Sharpness. I have digital or 120 for that. I shoot it because I love the aesthetic and it offers something profoundly different than digital. It can...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2020
Replies: 62
Views: 2,329
Posted By Ccoppola82
My last trip I took a bunch of stuff because...

My last trip I took a bunch of stuff because space wasn’t an issue, but I mostly used an Olympus TG5 and m6. The mp240 came out more when we weren’t going to the beach etc. My 4 year old son has now...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-19-2020
Replies: 47
Views: 1,876
Posted By Ccoppola82
Minolta autocord is positively tiny and has a...

Minolta autocord is positively tiny and has a shockingly good lens on it especially considering the price.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-19-2020
Replies: 60
Views: 2,455
Posted By Ccoppola82
V1 or v2 Cron. V1 for bw. I just got a v2 Lux...

V1 or v2 Cron. V1 for bw. I just got a v2 Lux that I am playing with as well. The all around winner for me is still probably the v2 Cron.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-19-2020
Replies: 28
Views: 1,314
Posted By Ccoppola82
Pentax story reminds me of when I bought a SMC...

Pentax story reminds me of when I bought a SMC Takumar 85mm 1.8 with a skylight filter for like 50$ or something because the owner read “Hoya sky filter” and had it listed as such. Nice score as it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-19-2020
Replies: 28
Views: 1,314
Posted By Ccoppola82
This may sound odd, but when I had gotten my M2...

This may sound odd, but when I had gotten my M2 and M6 I thought I had the pinnacle of 35mm achievement (I still prefer them) but I ended up getting a Nikon F3 for a vacation camera that I could beat...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-17-2020
Replies: 44
Views: 1,506
Posted By Ccoppola82
I used to think I was a 35mm guy until I realized...

I used to think I was a 35mm guy until I realized that I was cropping most of my 35mm shots. So, I picked up a 50mm and find it simpler to compose images from my personal comfort distance. Don’t get...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-09-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,318
Posted By Ccoppola82
Can’t wait. Not sure why since I have enough...

Can’t wait. Not sure why since I have enough lenses. This just seems so fun.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-25-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 667
Posted By Ccoppola82
Pretty good description above. If you’re a BW...

Pretty good description above. If you’re a BW shooter, I think more importantly the contrast might be lower on the Nokton. More control for you in post. The only real drawback is the distortion...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-25-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,318
Posted By Ccoppola82
Kevin, I think I submitted the order form but...

Kevin,
I think I submitted the order form but I’ve been so busy I cannot remember if I sent it or not. If you get a minute let me know you got it. Thanks! Very excited
Chris
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-22-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 3,411
Posted By Ccoppola82
I have the v3 with the cutout shade and it’s...

I have the v3 with the cutout shade and it’s large I suppose in leica land, however it’s funny to call it a “monster”. I’ve had very good luck with it but I have to say that it flares quite fiercely...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-15-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 990
Posted By Ccoppola82
Are you shooting color or BW? For BW, meter your...

Are you shooting color or BW? For BW, meter your shadows and put them where the need to be in the zone scale, and just develop longer to n+1 or 2 for your development. No need for a new lens in that...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-10-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 7,773
Posted By Ccoppola82
I have 2 f3Hp’s and an FM2n. The F3’s are just...

I have 2 f3Hp’s and an FM2n.

The F3’s are just beautiful to me. Timeless styling and has a very durable feel. The fm2n actually feels like a toy next to it but benefits from it being mechanically...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-21-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 435
Posted By Ccoppola82
I actually did this not long ago. I did the...

I actually did this not long ago. I did the absolute best I could by looking through places like KEH, BH used, Tamarkin, etc. I marked the date and screen shot of the items for sale. The only thing...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-20-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 3,277
Posted By Ccoppola82
Never used a Summitar, but a nice 3.5 Elmar is...

Never used a Summitar, but a nice 3.5 Elmar is awesome. Super compact and sharp enough. I think one could argue that it’s the lens that Leica started its reputation with. I have a Red Scale version...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-16-2019
Replies: 540
Views: 50,917
Posted By Ccoppola82
Wonderful light and composition. I've been really...

Wonderful light and composition. I've been really enjoying all the photos you've been sharing.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-15-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,318
Posted By Ccoppola82
Email sent. Is 6 bit coding a possibility?

Email sent. Is 6 bit coding a possibility?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-14-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 3,788
Posted By Ccoppola82
I use an m2 and m6 as my daily shooters and an...

I use an m2 and m6 as my daily shooters and an Eos 1v for action. The M’s are Light and silent. I ran into a situation where I knew I would be beating the crap out of a film body but needed it to be...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 11-13-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By Ccoppola82
Silver gelatin or inkjet? I’d be interested.

Silver gelatin or inkjet? I’d be interested.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-10-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 3,110
Posted By Ccoppola82
I love my Billingham. It’s a “buy it once” sorta...

I love my Billingham. It’s a “buy it once” sorta purchase.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-07-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,184
Posted By Ccoppola82
I started film just a few years ago to slow down...

I started film just a few years ago to slow down and force me to actually learn and understand the technical aspects of photography. I started with a little spotmatic F my grandfather gave me. I...
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-05-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 7,169
Posted By Ccoppola82
A couple from Recently 18mm F2 Velvia 12800...

A couple from Recently

18mm F2
Velvia
12800 ISO
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49022532232_54cfb3eba4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hFXhUY)Fall Leaves Fallen (https://flic.kr/p/2hFXhUY) by Chris...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 11-05-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 12,674
Posted By Ccoppola82
Kids. Lol. They eat up all my free time, so I...

Kids. Lol. They eat up all my free time, so I have to feed the urge to photograph documenting their growing up. When I look back at the photos it makes me very glad that I took up photography when...
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-03-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 7,169
Posted By Ccoppola82
I'll Play along too since I really enjoy this...

I'll Play along too since I really enjoy this camera. A couple I just randomly came across.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49009809542_c5f616912c_b.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-03-2019
Replies: 363
Views: 25,555
Posted By Ccoppola82
The 2 camera I instantly felt comfortable with...

The 2 camera I instantly felt comfortable with are
1. Leica M2
2. Nikon F3HP
They are both the perfect weight and ergonomics for me.

Digital
1. Mp240
2. Canon 6d which doesn’t get used as often,...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-02-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By Ccoppola82
Optical designers ďMagnum OpusĒ lens?

The weather has been cold and soggy lately, so itís been giving me a case of the GAS. During my ďresearchĒ I had a nagging thought. Is there SINGLE lens that seems to define the aesthetic and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-30-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 7,410
Posted By Ccoppola82
I have one on my F3. Nice little lens!

I have one on my F3. Nice little lens!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-30-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 15,204
Posted By Ccoppola82
I think I know what you mean. It has a very...

I think I know what you mean. It has a very neutral feeling to it. Sometimes I want that “signature” to a lens as well, which is why I actually carry a 50mm Sonnar with it usually. I do tend to...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-28-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,183
Posted By Ccoppola82
One curious thing I’ve noticed is how many people...

One curious thing I’ve noticed is how many people shoot 90% EVF with xpro cameras. Just curious if it is just the form factor of the camera that the premium for the Xpro is paid over something like...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-27-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,183
Posted By Ccoppola82
After reading some of the way people use their...

After reading some of the way people use their Xpro, I think maybe I use the camera as a sort of “fun machine” and generally think of it like I would a film camera. I expose it to my best ability...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-27-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 15,204
Posted By Ccoppola82
From Summer

Here are some from summer with the V1 on the MP240. Apologies if a couple of these were posted elsewhere on here.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48720238386_1e1d489a86_b.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-27-2019
Replies: 144
Views: 13,557
Posted By Ccoppola82
Some Images from the Collapsible Cron on the...

Some Images from the Collapsible Cron on the MP240. These are all shot between ISO 800-3200. It was super overcast, so perfect for color photos.
Keep in mind, my copy is EXCEPTIONALLY CLEAN, so I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-27-2019
Replies: 144
Views: 13,557
Posted By Ccoppola82
Hello Helen, I haven't used it digitally much,...

Hello Helen,
I haven't used it digitally much, but am taking the kids to the pumpkin farm today. Would you like color or BW?
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-26-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,183
Posted By Ccoppola82
So which finish are you guys gonna get?

So which finish are you guys gonna get?
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-26-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 3,245
Posted By Ccoppola82
My first real camera was a canon 6d which I still...

My first real camera was a canon 6d which I still love using for certain things. My longest film camera is my grandfathers brassed black Spotmatic F which I will never get rid of.
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-26-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,183
Posted By Ccoppola82
It seems we have a very similar position on this....

It seems we have a very similar position on this. I've been evaluating the "need" to upgrade and likely would have if the xpro3 really seemed a marked improvement. It just seems hampered, so I've...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-25-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,183
Posted By Ccoppola82
There’s a lot about this camera that doesn’t make...

There’s a lot about this camera that doesn’t make sense. The LCD as covered already extensively, I believe is a poor design that will hamper sales alone. The other is actually the change of the OVF...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-23-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,183
Posted By Ccoppola82
This camera is so confusing to me. I absolutely...

This camera is so confusing to me. I absolutely LOVE the little Xpro2 to the point that even when I got an MP240 with intention of selling the Xpro2, I couldn’t bring myself to. I was fully...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-19-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,318
Posted By Ccoppola82
I got used to a 50 with RF rather quickly after...

I got used to a 50 with RF rather quickly after coming from a 35L/Canon 6d combo. At times it can be a bit crunched, but for general purpose I’ve found it easy to compose. I remember when I first...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-10-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By Ccoppola82
I saw her in a documentary once and she was such...

I saw her in a documentary once and she was such a spitfire. I’ve always loved her police/firemen work. I bet she was fascinating to talk to. RIP
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-06-2019
Replies: 134
Views: 30,864
Posted By Ccoppola82
A lens that has always intrigued me but I ended...

A lens that has always intrigued me but I ended up with the 1.5 instead
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-05-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,198
Posted By Ccoppola82
I actually bought the mp240 for this reason. 1...

I actually bought the mp240 for this reason. 1 system, 1 mount. Lightens the load.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-04-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,318
Posted By Ccoppola82
I’m still in for a black paint

I’m still in for a black paint
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-03-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 462
Posted By Ccoppola82
Mitakon 35mm .95 on sale, B&H today

If youíre on the fence about this lens, B&H has it on daily deal for today at $100 off.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-01-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 2,375
Posted By Ccoppola82
Another option that is very small is the Chiyoda...

Another option that is very small is the Chiyoda Kogaku rokkor 50mm 1.8. Sharp, rigid, contrasty, small, and maybe 300$ish for a clean copy.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-01-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 2,375
Posted By Ccoppola82
I love the ZM Sonnar. The focus shift doesn’t...

I love the ZM Sonnar. The focus shift doesn’t bother me. Learn to work with it and it is fantastic and versatile and compact. 1.5-f2 for low light or shallow DOF, f5.6 and smaller for use as a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 7,378
Posted By Ccoppola82
I wear a camera everywhere I go for the past year...

I wear a camera everywhere I go for the past year or so. Usually an m6 or m2. I'm always amazed how many people stop to compliment me on my "cool old camera". Lol
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-29-2019
Replies: 470
Views: 99,451
Posted By Ccoppola82
Truck Wash

My son really enjoys keeping his truck clean. Hopefully in a few years he can wash mine with the same enthusiasm!

M6
HP5+ ei400
Summaron 35 2.8
Ilfotec HC...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-28-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,473
Posted By Ccoppola82
An Fm2n w 50mm 1.8 ais pancake is fairly small,...

An Fm2n w 50mm 1.8 ais pancake is fairly small, light, mechanical and up to 1/4000 with a good meter. That would be my choice
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-27-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 3,402
Posted By Ccoppola82
One of my favorite TLR’s ! Good score for $70....

One of my favorite TLR’s ! Good score for $70. Enjoy it!
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-27-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,321
Posted By Ccoppola82
I live about 40 minutes from Kodak Rochester and...

I live about 40 minutes from Kodak Rochester and have a lot of clients who have had family work there for their entire lives. What’s happened to the entire city since Kodak’s demise is shocking. ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-25-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,074
Posted By Ccoppola82
I actually started using split grade printing...

I actually started using split grade printing after I got a Bessemer universal 45 w VC controller for dirt cheap. Lambrechts book also has good sections on contrast control. The VC controller makes...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-24-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,074
Posted By Ccoppola82
Delta 400 price vs Tmax 400

I am about using up my stashes of hp5+ and Tri x and was considering trying a t-grain film for fun and thinking the straighter curve might be beneficial in the VERY grey gloomy skies we get for the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-24-2019
Replies: 1,088
Views: 192,235
Posted By Ccoppola82
Thank you Pan!

Thank you Pan!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-24-2019
Replies: 1,088
Views: 192,235
Posted By Ccoppola82
Thank you. You may be right. I think I preserved...

Thank you. You may be right. I think I preserved highlights better at this development time than if I would have let it run too much further. Thatís the joy of film in very difficult lighting. Never...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-23-2019
Replies: 1,088
Views: 192,235
Posted By Ccoppola82
We had a terrible barn fire in town the other...

We had a terrible barn fire in town the other day. 12 horses and 2 family dogs died in the flames. I went to document it because it was sort of a local landmark. I brought my Canon 6d and Eos 1v...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-22-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,183
Posted By Ccoppola82
Pretty much exactly my sentiments. I donít use...

Pretty much exactly my sentiments. I donít use the LCD for ďchimpingĒ per se, but I tend to use it at the beginning of a new lighting scenario to fine tune the JPG shadow/highlight contrasts. I...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-21-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,183
Posted By Ccoppola82
Or an improved battery! Honestly, imho the xpro2...

Or an improved battery! Honestly, imho the xpro2 had 2 major issues working against it aside from the usual sensor/viewfinder upgrades we come to expect for new releases. The 2 major issues were
1....
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-21-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,183
Posted By Ccoppola82
I’m fairly critical of the LCD. I personally...

I’m fairly critical of the LCD. I personally think it was a bad decision. Maybe I’m wrong. I’ll stick with my MP240 or Xpro2 for now. They work just fine for my purposes. I guess it will come down...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 09-11-2019
Replies: 1,833
Views: 129,640
Posted By Ccoppola82
MP240 28 Summicron...

MP240
28 Summicron v1
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Forum: Photography General Interest 09-11-2019
Replies: 5,735
Views: 519,897
Posted By Ccoppola82
Leica...

Leica MP240


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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-07-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,061
Posted By Ccoppola82
Kofe is right. Darkroom is where it’s at. I use...

Kofe is right. Darkroom is where it’s at. I use my scanner as a sort of contact sheet organization as well as use it to plan burning or even get a feel for contrast grading. Not saying you can’t...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-03-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1,275
Posted By Ccoppola82
Xpro 2 with either the 35 1.4 fuji or if you want...

Xpro 2 with either the 35 1.4 fuji or if you want manual get the 35 0.95 mitakon. Stunning lens and manual focus.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-21-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,811
Posted By Ccoppola82
I keep seeing the 40mm 2.8. Perhaps I should...

I keep seeing the 40mm 2.8. Perhaps I should throw mine on next time I feel like lugging a DSLR around!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-20-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,811
Posted By Ccoppola82
A couple from 35L

Here are a couple from the 35L. I would bet you could find them for 6-700 nowadays.

First on Film
https://live.staticflickr.com/4692/39434498972_59252f949f_b.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-20-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,811
Posted By Ccoppola82
35L 1.4 v1. I like it’s size and build quality as...

35L 1.4 v1. I like it’s size and build quality as well as the bokeh over the v2 despite the v2s sharpness increase. Then again I’m not a sharpness guy. My best canon shots are with this lens and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-20-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 3,304
Posted By Ccoppola82
I just look at the ISO dial and cross my fingers....

I just look at the ISO dial and cross my fingers. The only problem I have now is my hasselblad backs, so I've resorted to ripping the box and sliding it into the little holder for it on the back.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-17-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,249
Posted By Ccoppola82
Awesome. Which version did you end up with?

Awesome. Which version did you end up with?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-17-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,249
Posted By Ccoppola82
I think my v3 w hood was 1100 in very good...

I think my v3 w hood was 1100 in very good condition. I picked it over the asph mainly for the size. Itís a very small lens. The Nokton is about the same size but with a 43mm filter vs the 39mm of...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-17-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,249
Posted By Ccoppola82
If barrel distortion bothers you, avoid the...

If barrel distortion bothers you, avoid the nokton 35 1.4. I have one for lowlight/indoor and actually like it quite a bit for people or anything less critical. I would opt for the v2 to avoid focus...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-17-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,600
Posted By Ccoppola82
I’ve actually been curious if the 50 1.2 is...

I’ve actually been curious if the 50 1.2 is better than the 1.5 but oddly haven’t gotten to see many comparative shots.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-16-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,249
Posted By Ccoppola82
Summaron 35 2.8 for the beautiful tonal BW work,...

Summaron 35 2.8 for the beautiful tonal BW work, Cron v3 for Color/BW. The Summaron looks/feels more period correct next to a 50 rigid if that matters. Some of the most beautifully built lenses I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-12-2019
Replies: 590
Views: 68,354
Posted By Ccoppola82
Thrift store. Labeled ďbrass lensĒ for $40. ...

Thrift store. Labeled ďbrass lensĒ for $40. Looked at it and it was an ultra rare 50mm 1.4 Zeiss Biotar cinema lens from 1926. It had a machined L39 adapter also. Couldnít find any info on it to...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-10-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,602
Posted By Ccoppola82
My black M-P240 is the nicest camera I’ve ever...

My black M-P240 is the nicest camera I’ve ever had. Brassing is beautiful, battery life is awesome, sapphire glass is amazing. I can simplify it to act just like a Film M, or I can use the modern...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-07-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 2,052
Posted By Ccoppola82
Are you referring to the chiyoda kogaku super...

Are you referring to the chiyoda kogaku super rokkor 50 1.8? If so, it actually surprised me with how good it is. VERY contrasty lens, well built, and small for a 1.8
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-05-2019
Replies: 445
Views: 186,569
Posted By Ccoppola82
A boy and his Donut

on M-P 240


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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-05-2019
Replies: 233
Views: 18,040
Posted By Ccoppola82
Zeiss ZM 50 1.5 Sonnar

50mm Zeiss ZM Sonnar 50mm 1.5 on M-P 240

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Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-05-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 400
Posted By Ccoppola82
Vi Vante straps. WOW

Iíve been on a search for a strap for my black MP240 for a while now. Iíve gone through A&A leather neck straps (now on my Xpro2), the Leica original strap, gordys, and most recently the thinner peak...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-04-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By Ccoppola82
I plan on using 3 dots that line up with where...

I plan on using 3 dots that line up with where the previous glue was used.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-04-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By Ccoppola82
Name plate on front of 50mm Skopar fell off. What to adhere it with?

My lens had the little ring with the name, model etc pop off. I think it is likely cosmetic but would like to reattach it. What would be the best adhesive? Loctite 242? Nail polish? Lacquer? Thanks...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-02-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,318
Posted By Ccoppola82
I'll take a black paint! Very cool project

I'll take a black paint! Very cool project
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-30-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 947
Posted By Ccoppola82
I didn’t buy it with the intention of being a...

I didn’t buy it with the intention of being a shelf queen, so I guess I’ll take it. What insurance do you folks recommend? I’ve heard State Farm sells a policy, but haven’t looked into it much.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-29-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 947
Posted By Ccoppola82
Am I being paranoid about my MP240??

A few months ago I bought an MP-240 to go along with my m6. I enjoy it thoroughly but I have not had it in any environment that I worry about it.

So, Iím planning for vacation to Cape Cod which...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-22-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 14,674
Posted By Ccoppola82
My coworker has a Filson bag And the fabric has...

My coworker has a Filson bag And the fabric has pilled up quite a bit in a year. Not sure if all their bags do this, but after seeing it I ended up with a Hadley pro with fibralyte. That stuff is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 754
Posted By Ccoppola82
I usually capture RAW + jpg. However with film...

I usually capture RAW + jpg. However with film itís a struggle to decide lately. Iíve got such little experience in c41, but doesnít it generally have a larger dynamic range than most digital...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-21-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 754
Posted By Ccoppola82
When do you choose color vs BW?

For my film work I have always selected BW because it is what got me into film and I love darkroom work. After being inspired by some great color photographers, Iíve been giving some thought as to...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 07-18-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 4,677
Posted By Ccoppola82
Fuji body, (I like Xpro2) with CV Nokton 35 1.4...

Fuji body, (I like Xpro2) with CV Nokton 35 1.4 is light and fast. That’s probably the smallest 50mm equivalent I’ve come up with if using modern optics. If you wanna go REALLY small, you could...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-18-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,415
Posted By Ccoppola82
I’m a big fan of the collapsible Cron for BW film...

I’m a big fan of the collapsible Cron for BW film stuff. Collapsing and extending is no big deal to me. The aperture doesn’t spin like the older Elmar either. The color Skopar is another one I use a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-13-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,276
Posted By Ccoppola82
I always forget my phone takes photos because I...

I always forget my phone takes photos because I always have a camera with me. I like having control of my images as much as possible. I just don’t feel that I do when using a phone.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 16,220
Posted By Ccoppola82
MP240 + 50mm Sonnar/ 28mm Cron combo lately.

MP240 + 50mm Sonnar/ 28mm Cron combo lately.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-06-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 7,061
Posted By Ccoppola82
This thread made me buy color chemicals and a...

This thread made me buy color chemicals and a couple dozen rolls. Can’t wait to see what results I get. Hopefully as nice as some of these!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-28-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 9,352
Posted By Ccoppola82
If they V2 entirely removes focus shift, I may...

If they V2 entirely removes focus shift, I may upgrade. The distortion doesnít bother me as much for what I use, but focus shift has been a problem once in a while.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-28-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 9,352
Posted By Ccoppola82
Does anyone have any updates on the new version? ...

Does anyone have any updates on the new version? I’m curious if they corrected the focus shift or barrel distortion at all
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 06-27-2019
Replies: 498
Views: 153,004
Posted By Ccoppola82
I just started using my M2 for the first time in...

I just started using my M2 for the first time in months. Sending the m6 to get the film counter fixed and MP finder installed. The M2 is just hands down the best camera I’ve ever used. So smooth and...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-23-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 7,346
Posted By Ccoppola82
Iím going to assume price and I didnít see...

Iím going to assume price and I didnít see mention of sapphire glass rear screen. Not sure what they said the M-E case is made from, but the MP240 is nice brass.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-23-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 7,346
Posted By Ccoppola82
Why not just get a good condition used MP240??

Why not just get a good condition used MP240??
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 06-17-2019
Replies: 2,428
Views: 359,517
Posted By Ccoppola82
I bought every Sam Abell book I could find. I...

I bought every Sam Abell book I could find. I watched his YouTube B&H lecture and really appreciated everything he had to say.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-16-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,860
Posted By Ccoppola82
I would be curious to see what they looked like...

I would be curious to see what they looked like if you matched the contrast in the M240 shots to the film. I’m partial to the film shots in these examples. Seems like much richer tonality, though the...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-16-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By Ccoppola82
Just goes to show that not much else matters if...

Just goes to show that not much else matters if the exposure and composition are correct. So why do we spend so much time worrying about gear etc, when we should be more worried about getting the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-16-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,386
Posted By Ccoppola82
I got the F3 to beat the hell out of. I donít...

I got the F3 to beat the hell out of. I donít baby my Mís, but I donít abuse them either. I wasnít expecting to like the F3 much, but to my surprise I enjoy it almost as much as my Mís Definitely a...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-16-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By Ccoppola82
The entire lecture spoke to me. Iím not an action...

The entire lecture spoke to me. Iím not an action junky, so the patient and thoughtful approach really resonates with me. Iíve honestly never even thought of composing from back to front for some...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-15-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By Ccoppola82
Sam Abell talk on composition

I determined to give 28mm a go this summer and Iím the course of looking for photographers that used one, I found Sam Abell from Nat Geo. B&H sponsored a talk by him a while ago and his lecture...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-13-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 15,204
Posted By Ccoppola82
I decided to dedicate this summer to getting more...

I decided to dedicate this summer to getting more comfortable with the 28mm. Some of my favorite photographers used 28mm, but I struggle with it even though I often like the results. Picked up a V1...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,386
Posted By Ccoppola82
Spoiled for choices. I’m actually surprised how...

Spoiled for choices. I’m actually surprised how much I enjoy shooting the F3. I think I’ll stick mostly color film through it like I’ve been doing. My Summaron 35 2.8 and vintage Leica glass does so...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,386
Posted By Ccoppola82
If you carried a Nikon F3 and Leica M6..

If you carried a Leica M6 and a Nikon F3 at the same time and wanted to load one with color film and one with BW, which would you put into what camera? Or would it not matter? Iíve lately really...
Forum: Other RF 06-09-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By Ccoppola82
No. The 35V couldn't beat the m2/m3, but as far...

No. The 35V couldn't beat the m2/m3, but as far as its build, fit, finish goes it is better made than my m6 without a doubt. My only real complaint about it is the 1/400th shutter speed.
Forum: Other RF 06-09-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By Ccoppola82
These are fantastic cameras. I have an Aires 35v....

These are fantastic cameras. I have an Aires 35v. It has a 45mm 1.5 coral lens that is beautiful. I believe it was built to rival a Leica. It can't compare to an m2 or m3 but I think it bests my m6...
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-07-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 2,370
Posted By Ccoppola82
I love both digital and film. There’s nothing I...

I love both digital and film. There’s nothing I enjoy more about the hobby than developing and seeing what I’ve got. Far more enjoyable than loading a memory card. This extends to enlarging as well....
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 921
Posted By Ccoppola82
This place is like a support group.

This place is like a support group.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 921
Posted By Ccoppola82
I’m so glad I’m not the only one. Haha

I’m so glad I’m not the only one. Haha
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-04-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 921
Posted By Ccoppola82
Has anyone ever gotten the urge to purge?

I've found myself in this bizarre situation where I stepped back and looked at all the gear I have acquired over the past few years and I suddenly got the urge to rid myself of a lot of it. I have...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-04-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 820
Posted By Ccoppola82
I have a 21 that I rarely use, but could easily...

I have a 21 that I rarely use, but could easily get along with a 28/50 combo and a 90 if I felt like carrying it. 28 is just peaking into wide for me, but not “gimmicky” wide like I used when I...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-02-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By Ccoppola82
I've always used them but am wondering if people...

I've always used them but am wondering if people have experience with different brands making any difference in flaring etc? Generally I use B&W for my DSLRs but have heard good things about...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-02-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By Ccoppola82
Protective filters. Yes or no?

I'm not sure if this is the right forum, but I've always used UV or protective filters since my DSLR days. I have a decent set of contrast filters for use with BW film, but I'm curious what your...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-27-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1,053
Posted By Ccoppola82
I'm not familiar with the color heliar 2.5. I...

I'm not familiar with the color heliar 2.5. I thought they only came as f2 or 3.5. I have a color skopar 2.5 that I love carrying around though. I have a nokton 50 1.5 but have always been tempted...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-25-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1,053
Posted By Ccoppola82
Kinda hard to beat the Summicron. The ISO Of the...

Kinda hard to beat the Summicron. The ISO Of the M240 should be enough for F2 in all but the lowest light. IQ, ergonomics, and size are all right where to be for travel. What a fantastic...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 3,523
Posted By Ccoppola82
I work as a professional artist and have some...

I work as a professional artist and have some experience working with both men and women about their creative work. From my limited pool of people, what I've noticed over the past 20 years in the...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 05-18-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,609
Posted By Ccoppola82
My canon kit is for shooting events or concerts. ...

My canon kit is for shooting events or concerts. The Leica can’t keep up with a fast paced event, and the Xpro2 didn’t live up to what I wanted in low light. The canon with the “holy trinity” L...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-18-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 670
Posted By Ccoppola82
I’d go for the 75 or even a 90. That little...

I’d go for the 75 or even a 90. That little tele-Elmarit is nice pocketable companion to a 35 and can be had pretty cheaply. I got an aftermarket hood on mine and have had pretty good luck for the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-17-2019
Replies: 144
Views: 13,557
Posted By Ccoppola82
Do the flashlight test to see. I believe even the...

Do the flashlight test to see. I believe even the inner glass was often marked up from cleaning attempts. If the price is right, go for it though, unless itís really really bad I doubt it will...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-15-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,191
Posted By Ccoppola82
I have a canon 35mm 2.8 LTM that I rarely use ( I...

I have a canon 35mm 2.8 LTM that I rarely use ( I have too much stuff) that is the smallest 35mm I’ve ever used aside from the Elmar 35mm. If it’s something you’d be interested in, PM me. I don’t...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,555
Posted By Ccoppola82
I’m so used to having a camera or 2 on me that I...

I’m so used to having a camera or 2 on me that I often forget that my phone actually takes pictures. Weird but true.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-10-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,931
Posted By Ccoppola82
Leica M2 Delta 100 1934 or 36 CZJ Sonnar (amadeo...

Leica M2
Delta 100
1934 or 36 CZJ Sonnar (amadeo mount)
https://live.staticflickr.com/4839/31232891147_b6d479c33d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PzWJpe)Image 22-Edit.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PzWJpe) by Chris...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-10-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,931
Posted By Ccoppola82
I get tons of access to Tattoo photos since I own...

I get tons of access to Tattoo photos since I own a studio. My guys probably get pissed at me for sticking a camera in their faces all the time, but then they use the pics on their profiles....so...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-10-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 810
Posted By Ccoppola82
Have to agree on the Skopar. It’s small, a hair...

Have to agree on the Skopar. It’s small, a hair faster, cheaper, and feels like my favorite lens (35mm Summaron 2.8). I do love the Elmar was well, but I was forced to keep only one out of those 2,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,205
Posted By Ccoppola82
Probably my Summar. I don’t use it much but it...

Probably my Summar. I don’t use it much but it was cheap so I keep it. For now...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-22-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,319
Posted By Ccoppola82
I've been given a ton of these. I probably have...

I've been given a ton of these. I probably have 12 or 13 now. My favorite is a black Spotmatic F that was my grandpas camera. One of my favorite possessions. Beautiful open aperture metering when...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-17-2019
Replies: 1,144
Views: 215,641
Posted By Ccoppola82
Thank you. Is there a general rule for dry down? ...

Thank you. Is there a general rule for dry down? Such as 1/2 a stop etc? Iím using F stop timing because it seems very logical to me and would make an easy adjustment.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-17-2019
Replies: 1,144
Views: 215,641
Posted By Ccoppola82
HP5+/ 28mm Elmarit v3, Pyrocat hd on the...

HP5+/ 28mm Elmarit v3, Pyrocat hd on the negative
ansco 130/ Ilford Warmtone FB/selenium toner on the print

I think I misjudged the highlights in this one. It dried down way flatter than I thought...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-16-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,188
Posted By Ccoppola82
On roll film there is no way to accurately...

On roll film there is no way to accurately develop for highlights IF your frames have varying contrast. In these cases I tend to use a 2 bath (some use stand or semi stand) development because it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-13-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,188
Posted By Ccoppola82
What I used to do is to take my 6d on spot meter...

What I used to do is to take my 6d on spot meter mode, place the spot on my shadows and make sure you set it to -2. That reading will get you into zone 3 on your shadows. Develop highlights...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-13-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By Ccoppola82
I have one. It’s awesome.

I have one. It’s awesome.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-12-2019
Replies: 1,144
Views: 215,641
Posted By Ccoppola82
I just really started getting into figuring out...

I just really started getting into figuring out printing. I think I exposed this a little too long for selenium toning though. When dry, the non toned I think had a little better tonality, but live...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-10-2019
Replies: 147
Views: 8,801
Posted By Ccoppola82
The more I use mine, the more I love it. The...

The more I use mine, the more I love it. The files are incredibly pliable in post and the BW jpgs are actually quite good. I haven’t used the vivid jpg, but in a pinch for quick sharing, the smooth...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-07-2019
Replies: 399
Views: 58,040
Posted By Ccoppola82
Thank you! My wife was using a giant 150-600 for...

Thank you! My wife was using a giant 150-600 for the eagle, so shooting it with a 50 felt a little odd, but we do what we can with what weíve got right? Lol. Iím always amazed at what this lens is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-06-2019
Replies: 470
Views: 99,451
Posted By Ccoppola82
Question Kentmere 400 ei 320, Pyrocat-HD 9 min light was...

Kentmere 400 ei 320, Pyrocat-HD 9 min

light was pretty harsh and I was juggling with a hasselblad 500cm around my neck along with my son and my m6. Haha. Good...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-06-2019
Replies: 399
Views: 58,040
Posted By Ccoppola82
Dusted off my Red Scale to try on a digital...

Dusted off my Red Scale to try on a digital sensor. MP240 with RNI presets to work the color and my own for the BW
https://live.staticflickr.com/7864/40587321213_1544d11bfa_k.jpg...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-02-2019
Replies: 271
Views: 25,695
Posted By Ccoppola82
Terrible news. What a wealth of knowledge he has...

Terrible news. What a wealth of knowledge he has shared with everyone here. I’ve learned so much from his writing. I hope he stays as comfortable as possible. My heart goes out to his family.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-27-2019
Replies: 147
Views: 8,801
Posted By Ccoppola82
EDIT: (didn’t realize the ISO question was the...

EDIT: (didn’t realize the ISO question was the 262, I’m referring to the mp240)
1600 and under for BW is good. 3200 is Still acceptable to me. However I don’t use a Leica for crazy high ISO...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-27-2019
Replies: 147
Views: 8,801
Posted By Ccoppola82
Which is why I am reluctant to sell it. It is a...

Which is why I am reluctant to sell it. It is a fantastic camera.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-26-2019
Replies: 147
Views: 8,801
Posted By Ccoppola82
Iím not a digital Leica expert, so take my 2...

Iím not a digital Leica expert, so take my 2 cents with a grain of salt. I got a good price on mine that was a few hundred more than the standard M240. The biggest selling point to me was the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-26-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 384
Posted By Ccoppola82
Question about Salthill Tri-linear alignment tool.

My last post I posted pics of my new to me Beseler 45v-xl. I went through some of the boxes that came along with it, and it had a Salthill trilinear alignment tool with instructions that were sorta...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-26-2019
Replies: 147
Views: 8,801
Posted By Ccoppola82
I got a rush of blood to my head a month or so...

I got a rush of blood to my head a month or so ago and bought a black MP240 mostly because I have a good variety of M lenses for my m6. Now I think I’m gonna let my beloved Xpro2 kit go very soon. ...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-25-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By Ccoppola82
Beseler 45v-XL

Very Excited I got a smoking ($300) deal on this enlarger with the Universal 45 color head, 35mm, 6x7, and 4x5 diffusers. It came with the lenses in the following pics. I haven't done much...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-25-2019
Replies: 170
Views: 86,898
Posted By Ccoppola82
Thatís a shame. Itís a great little lens for the...

Thatís a shame. Itís a great little lens for the price.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-22-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,120
Posted By Ccoppola82
Off the top, I would offload the 7artisans and...

Off the top, I would offload the 7artisans and the summarit.

You are keeping the 2.8 Elmar.
The 1.5 Zeiss Sonnar is too unique to get rid of, so I would keep that as well if you can handle the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-07-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,834
Posted By Ccoppola82
I tend to agree with Erik regarding the 50. I...

I tend to agree with Erik regarding the 50. I actually came to this conclusion after shooting a friends wedding with a 35. I found myself cropping almost every shot to about the FOV of the 50. So, I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-06-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,198
Posted By Ccoppola82
The 50mm 2.5 Color Skopar is my smallest non...

The 50mm 2.5 Color Skopar is my smallest non collapsing 50. I bet MS Optics has smaller, but they always seem odd to me for some reason.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-05-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,218
Posted By Ccoppola82
I have the Nokton 50 1.5 and the Sonnar C 50 1.5....

I have the Nokton 50 1.5 and the Sonnar C 50 1.5. If you can live with focus shift, I really love the Sonnar. IQ is unique enough and most importantly to me, it’s a lot smaller than the Nokton. ...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-28-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 698
Posted By Ccoppola82
Not Collapsible, but have you taken a look at the...

Not Collapsible, but have you taken a look at the Color Skopar 50 2.5? It’s very small and well made. There’s a couple good threads on here with it featured
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-28-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 698
Posted By Ccoppola82
My favorite 50 is a CLEAN summicron Collapsible,...

My favorite 50 is a CLEAN summicron Collapsible, but I would have to have a FANTASTIC deal to buy one with a lot of cleaning marks.

I have a red scale Elmar that would be my 2nd choice mainly...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-28-2019
Replies: 147
Views: 8,801
Posted By Ccoppola82
I grabbed an mp240 a couple weeks ago and have...

I grabbed an mp240 a couple weeks ago and have been really enjoying it. I got it because I typically carry an m6 and an Xpro2. I got the itch to try a digital Leica and found a price I was ok with. ...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-24-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 858
Posted By Ccoppola82
Or the new cv 35 f2

Or the new cv 35 f2
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-24-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 858
Posted By Ccoppola82
I have a v3 cron and I've really enjoyed it on my...

I have a v3 cron and I've really enjoyed it on my m6. I DO like the Summaron better for BW though. I've needed shot a summarit as I've never had any desire for modern lenses. I think I paid 1k for an...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-18-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,167
Posted By Ccoppola82
I really don’t discredit Capa for only snapping a...

I really don’t discredit Capa for only snapping a few photos and getting the hell out of there. I respect ANY person willing to enter a combat zone for the sole purpose of recording the history of...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-17-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,167
Posted By Ccoppola82
Robert Capa D-day ďruinedĒ film article

Iíve heard the story of Capaís ruined film. I read this article and found it interesting....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-17-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,299
Posted By Ccoppola82
M2. It’s a thing of beauty. I never understood...

M2. It’s a thing of beauty. I never understood Leica until I just bit the bullet and bought one. There was a learning curve of about a month of shooting, developing, and assessing my exposures. All...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-16-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,040
Posted By Ccoppola82
The market exists as long as film remains a...

The market exists as long as film remains a viable option. Someone will inevitably see the dollar signs and take the intiative. That being said, I have had my M bodies CLA’d as soon as I get them so...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-15-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 6,153
Posted By Ccoppola82
I just can’t get over the size of the mirrorless...

I just can’t get over the size of the mirrorless lenses. It seems so off balance for me. Tiny body with massive lens. I think Leica ruined me with an m6/M2 and 35 or 50mm Cron. So small and easy to...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-15-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 14,917
Posted By Ccoppola82
stunner! Very nice set of photos!

stunner! Very nice set of photos!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-31-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 4,565
Posted By Ccoppola82
After seeing the few pics from the new 35mm f2...

After seeing the few pics from the new 35mm f2 ultron, It looks like that would be a tough lens to beat for under 1k
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-24-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1,907
Posted By Ccoppola82
Drop the blacks/shadows so they are clipped by...

Drop the blacks/shadows so they are clipped by one or two values while increasing the whites/highlights to the verge of blowing out or even blown out. The grain is the part you will have the hardest...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-21-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,116
Posted By Ccoppola82
Nice lens! I have a chrome one but at the moment...

Nice lens! I have a chrome one but at the moment it’s been displaced by my Sonnar 1.5. Really wouldn’t have gone wrong with any of them. I haven’t really used a “bad” 50 so far for the Leica. They...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-20-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,116
Posted By Ccoppola82
I love the size and ergos of the Color Skopar...

I love the size and ergos of the Color Skopar 2.5. I have to develop a few rolls from it still, but the image thread from this forum made me get it. Probably going to be my daily 50 in the summer....
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-14-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,335
Posted By Ccoppola82
Sorry, I was saying bump the development under...

Sorry, I was saying bump the development under cloud conditions with an understanding of metering the shadows and putting them in zone 3 or 4. I know where I live in Buffalo, we get HEAVY overcast...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-14-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,335
Posted By Ccoppola82
With BW film, couldn’t you just increase...

With BW film, couldn’t you just increase development by about 20% to push the snow up a zone or so?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-11-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 3,276
Posted By Ccoppola82
Really enjoying the photos on this thread. Here...

Really enjoying the photos on this thread. Here are a couple of mine that might qualify. We get crappy weather in Buffalo, but it makes for some really nice light at times.

Not sure what film,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,243
Posted By Ccoppola82
I got an m6 simply because I got a fantastic deal...

I got an m6 simply because I got a fantastic deal on it. I would not ever pay the asking prices of today for it when the M2 I have is simply a much better camera in all aspects. . No, it doesn’t...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-05-2019
Replies: 422
Views: 28,905
Posted By Ccoppola82
The 85mm 1.8 is my favorite portrait lens and the...

The 85mm 1.8 is my favorite portrait lens and the 35 3.5 is a tack driver
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