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Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 889
Posted By WJJ3
G, Thanks for all your explanation. From what...

G,

Thanks for all your explanation. From what you’ve explained it sounds like the corrections in the profiles are an even more inadequate solution than I was giving Leica credit for. A fixed amount...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 889
Posted By WJJ3
Fair enough, I guess the fact that weíre making...

Fair enough, I guess the fact that weíre making comments on a hobbyist camera gear forum means weíre all a bit out there anyway. But back to the topic, if all the highbrow explanation you made in...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 889
Posted By WJJ3
Fighting is something you do with your partner,...

Fighting is something you do with your partner, your family, or your fists. Since this is the internet fighting isnít possible. Do you think Iím trolling with my comments? Iím genuinely interested in...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 889
Posted By WJJ3
Not sure why you post like you are writing...

Not sure why you post like you are writing scripture for a holy text, but I kinda see what you are trying to say. I think itís fine that the lens profile leaves some of the falloff that results from...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 1 Day Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 889
Posted By WJJ3
The profiles in my M9 apply a correction for...

The profiles in my M9 apply a correction for falloff, an aspect of lens performance which surely you know is dependent on aperture.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 1 Day Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 889
Posted By WJJ3
It seems this system was done away with on the...

It seems this system was done away with on the bodies from M10 forward because it doesn't work very well...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 2 Days Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 889
Posted By WJJ3
The lens corrections in the profiles in the M...

The lens corrections in the profiles in the M bodies is a half measure that doesn't really work. The body can't know the aperture or focus distance so how can it correct for any aberrations?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 796
Posted By WJJ3
The MAKINA W67 looks like an awesome camera.

The MAKINA W67 looks like an awesome camera.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 796
Posted By WJJ3
That's a hell of a walk around kit!

That's a hell of a walk around kit!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 796
Posted By WJJ3
Being that your name is Skopar Steve, the only...

Being that your name is Skopar Steve, the only real solution here is to get a CV 21mm Color Skopar to fill out your rangefinder kit.

It is a wonderful little lens. I often carried mine in my bag...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By WJJ3
Are you asking how the lens performs? Or if it...

Are you asking how the lens performs? Or if it works with an adapter on the M3?

My experience is that itís a great performer, and works fine on the M3.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,524
Posted By WJJ3
Very cool that you jumped on this interesting...

Very cool that you jumped on this interesting lens. Please share some shots. Especially if you have any that show how well coma is corrected e.g. points of light in the periphery at infinity at f1.4.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,524
Posted By WJJ3
This lens looks awesome. As does your M10 Safari!

This lens looks awesome. As does your M10 Safari!
Forum: Olympus RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,000
Posted By WJJ3
Kinda hard to tell with the resolution you...

Kinda hard to tell with the resolution you posted. Is what you are worried about simply from the motion blur of the moving vehicles?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 3,075
Posted By WJJ3
Interesting thread and nice images from Kofe,...

Interesting thread and nice images from Kofe, Helen and others.

I tried the in-camera B&W with my M9 today. It is not the ME, but same sensor and I assume same in-camera B&W options? Pretty fun to...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-21-2020
Replies: 2,031
Views: 316,113
Posted By WJJ3
M9, 35mm Summicron...

M9, 35mm Summicron ASPH



https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49564788178_c09f9f002d_c.jpg
apron (https://flic.kr/p/2ivSuHq)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-21-2020
Replies: 60
Views: 1,484
Posted By WJJ3
Wishes to Leica? I have one and one only: bring...

Wishes to Leica? I have one and one only: bring back the 0.58x finder. This was the best thing they ever made (after creating M cameras). Just make it a standard option again, in film and digital...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-20-2020
Replies: 94
Views: 3,488
Posted By WJJ3
I prefer to use a hood in most cases. They keep...

I prefer to use a hood in most cases. They keep my lenses protected from objects, snow, rain, my fingers, etc, as well as blocking stray light.

I'm not a huge fan of screw on hoods, prefer to use a...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-19-2020
Replies: 23
Views: 1,164
Posted By WJJ3
Overflowing with great options might be a better...

Overflowing with great options might be a better way to describe their VM lens lineup.

I think itís reasonable to expect they could still develop and release a high spec 35mm f1.4 with floating...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-19-2020
Replies: 23
Views: 1,164
Posted By WJJ3
Interesting update to this lens. 20% length...

Interesting update to this lens. 20% length reduction, 30% weight reduction. I wonder what will be next from them in 35mm? After their announcement of the new 21mm f1.4 Nokton with floating elements,...
Forum: Travel 02-12-2020
Replies: 226
Views: 9,884
Posted By WJJ3
These scans are incredible. Maybe drum scanning...

These scans are incredible. Maybe drum scanning is the only way to digitize slide film to its full potential...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-12-2020
Replies: 78
Views: 6,501
Posted By WJJ3
I see, I just looked it up. Looks fantastic,...

I see, I just looked it up. Looks fantastic, maybe the best enlarger ever made? Looks like carrier goes up to 6x9 format with masks for each format. And that's great the masks don't clip the edges of...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-12-2020
Replies: 78
Views: 6,501
Posted By WJJ3
Great examples of your work here Erik. Was...

Great examples of your work here Erik. Was curious how you are getting the full frame + border to show through your negative carrier. Did you modify your carrier to show more of the film area?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-12-2020
Replies: 19
Views: 3,201
Posted By WJJ3
Canon 100mm f2 on the Leica M9. Aperture f8 +...

Canon 100mm f2 on the Leica M9. Aperture f8 + polarizer.


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49525124337_311508ccf1_c.jpg
Goryu dake (https://flic.kr/p/2isnd36)
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-11-2020
Replies: 29
Views: 3,454
Posted By WJJ3
With the PEN S 2.8cm, on...

With the PEN S 2.8cm, on Acros


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49399172397_a8449df5eb_c.jpgwait then go (https://flic.kr/p/2igeEUV)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-11-2020
Replies: 2,031
Views: 316,113
Posted By WJJ3
I was lucky to pick up an M9 recently and am...

I was lucky to pick up an M9 recently and am really enjoying it. Thanks Helen!


A few shots at the local shrine with the M9 and Color Skopar 21mm...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-11-2020
Replies: 2,031
Views: 316,113
Posted By WJJ3
Great photo!

Great photo!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-11-2020
Replies: 41
Views: 4,279
Posted By WJJ3
More from this wonderful little lens on the...

More from this wonderful little lens on the M9


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49520136791_a8e2a22d85_c.jpgsnow falling...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-06-2020
Replies: 109
Views: 3,567
Posted By WJJ3
Erik, did you modify your negative carrier to...

Erik, did you modify your negative carrier to allow the frame borders to show?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-05-2020
Replies: 143
Views: 77,388
Posted By WJJ3
Great work with this lens. Your mountaineering...

Great work with this lens.

Your mountaineering photos are stunning.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-27-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 2,281
Posted By WJJ3
Peter, this is a fun lens. I am still getting the...

Peter, this is a fun lens. I am still getting the hang of how to use it because it takes more care with focus and higher shutter speeds than i'm used to with my rangefinders...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-27-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 2,281
Posted By WJJ3
Making the Hexonon 90mm look very nice there....

Making the Hexonon 90mm look very nice there. Agree about nailing focus, that is key at this FL.

I see a few people here recommending the TELE-ELMARIT. I was interested in that lens, either version;...
Forum: Travel 01-27-2020
Replies: 226
Views: 9,884
Posted By WJJ3
Amazing photos, and really interesting trip!...

Amazing photos, and really interesting trip! Thanks for sharing these.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-27-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 2,281
Posted By WJJ3
As a Summicron alternative, I second the Canon...

As a Summicron alternative, I second the Canon 100mm f2. I have had mine for a couple months and so far I am really impressed with it's performance. It is not a small lens, but for what it is the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-27-2020
Replies: 100
Views: 7,434
Posted By WJJ3
A lot of great shots of great whiskys in this...

A lot of great shots of great whiskys in this thread!


Here's a couple from the bar at the Hakushu distillery. Had to try the 18 year while I was there...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-26-2020
Replies: 109
Views: 4,235
Posted By WJJ3
Sapporo...

Sapporo 2018

https://live.staticflickr.com/7836/33727643208_1d69e78f3a_c.jpgStreet Work (https://flic.kr/p/TooZgN)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-26-2020
Replies: 109
Views: 4,235
Posted By WJJ3
This is great!

This is great!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-25-2020
Replies: 41
Views: 4,279
Posted By WJJ3
A few more shots from this lens on the...

A few more shots from this lens on the M9:


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49441049008_1bdf857a4d_c.jpgcurtain...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-22-2020
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By WJJ3
I have become interested in the Pearl IV...

I have become interested in the Pearl IV recently. Would be great to hear about your experience with it!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-21-2020
Replies: 1,203
Views: 341,785
Posted By WJJ3
SUMMICRON-M 35mm ASPH. + Polarizer 13352 on the...

SUMMICRON-M 35mm ASPH. + Polarizer 13352 on the M9

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49423049797_e5611fd26b_c.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-21-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 1,413
Posted By WJJ3
You are using 2 accounts here? Pentax had 3...

You are using 2 accounts here?

Pentax had 3 mounts for their 35mm cameras: M37, M42, and K. If your lenses fit your S2 they are M42.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-21-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 1,413
Posted By WJJ3
The S2s are cool cameras. There are almost no...

The S2s are cool cameras. There are almost no plastic parts on them, like there are on the later Spotmatics and SL. There was a later release known as the S2 super that had 1/1000 shutter speed and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-20-2020
Replies: 162
Views: 11,074
Posted By WJJ3
This is wonderful

This is wonderful
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-19-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By WJJ3
Same size as the Leica, 100g lighter, and about...

Same size as the Leica, 100g lighter, and about 800,000 yen cheaper.

The really cool part about this announcement to me is that they are now putting floating elements in M mount lenses.

How long...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-19-2020
Replies: 60
Views: 2,404
Posted By WJJ3
Nikkor-H 50mm f2!

Nikkor-H 50mm f2!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-19-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By WJJ3
Nokton 21mm VM

Well, not surprisingly, Cosina will release their 21mm f1.4 in M mount:

https://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/1229110.html

This is an exciting lens from Cosina, and one noteworthy thing is this...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 01-17-2020
Replies: 24
Views: 2,301
Posted By WJJ3
PEN S 2.8cm f3.5 and Orange filter, ACROS in...

PEN S 2.8cm f3.5 and Orange filter, ACROS in Microfine


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49398285333_87dbd463b6_c.jpgHakuba, 3 half-frame pano (https://flic.kr/p/2iga8dH)
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 01-17-2020
Replies: 24
Views: 2,301
Posted By WJJ3
Nice one~!!

Nice one~!!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-16-2020
Replies: 41
Views: 4,279
Posted By WJJ3
A lot of great examples from this excellent lens....

A lot of great examples from this excellent lens. Here's a few more shot with the M9:


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49393662893_8a6db13fbb_c.jpghay...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-15-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 1,292
Posted By WJJ3
Hood and filter on in all three of these. The...

Hood and filter on in all three of these. The filter is creating the ghost, and increasing the veiling flare. FWIW I don't think this lens has flare issues. Yes it will flare in certain situations....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-15-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 1,292
Posted By WJJ3
35mm 'cron ASPH flare. What's not to...

35mm 'cron ASPH flare. What's not to love?!

https://live.staticflickr.com/4709/39736961475_85479a801f_c.jpgYoyogi flare...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-14-2020
Replies: 29
Views: 3,454
Posted By WJJ3
Wonderful!

Wonderful!
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-14-2020
Replies: 29
Views: 3,454
Posted By WJJ3
Looks like it was a lot better than this year...

Looks like it was a lot better than this year...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-13-2020
Replies: 29
Views: 3,454
Posted By WJJ3
Excellent. When was this from?

Excellent. When was this from?
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-13-2020
Replies: 29
Views: 3,454
Posted By WJJ3
Thanks! Warm winter in Japan too. Need snow, not...

Thanks!
Warm winter in Japan too. Need snow, not rain...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-13-2020
Replies: 29
Views: 3,454
Posted By WJJ3
Kofe inspired me to take more photos on the...

Kofe inspired me to take more photos on the slopes. I have been shooting with PEN S a little, but I took my Leica M3 and NIKKOR-H 5cm f2 up the other day when we had some nice weather. Good fun...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-12-2020
Replies: 50
Views: 7,421
Posted By WJJ3
Great photos keytarjunkie. The little W-NIKKOR is...

Great photos keytarjunkie. The little W-NIKKOR is a great lens.

W-NIKKOR 3.5cm f2.5 shot on the M9

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49371781946_3bfbb043e1_c.jpg
Afternoon trip 4...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-10-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By WJJ3
Sounds good, hope it works out. BTW nice...

Sounds good, hope it works out.


BTW nice profile photo. I'm from Snohomish.


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49365869816_8b7c72aee8_c.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-10-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By WJJ3
Iím not sure about newer Ms, but the M9 only...

Iím not sure about newer Ms, but the M9 only needs the black marks. A sharpie worked on the silver mount of my CV lens, but didnít work on the brass surface of the L-M adapter I coded. Had to use...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-10-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By WJJ3
If your CV lens has the gutter in the mount...

If your CV lens has the gutter in the mount surface, with a little work you can put the code in there. I used a sharpie to code my CV 21mm f3.5.

Replacing your factory M mount with a cheap eBay...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 01-08-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 744
Posted By WJJ3
Great post. An Oly PEN S is a great travel...

Great post. An Oly PEN S is a great travel camera, and you got some great snaps on your trip to Japan. Nice work doing long exposures with the PEN!

I see one of your photos is captioned with F2, but...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-03-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,542
Posted By WJJ3
They are great looking cameras. If only they made...

They are great looking cameras. If only they made them in BP and all 3 finder magnifications!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-02-2020
Replies: 178
Views: 8,093
Posted By WJJ3
Thanks. I haven’t thought of using a heavy...

Thanks. I haven’t thought of using a heavy camera. Maybe I’ll try taking my P645n up.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,542
Posted By WJJ3
The M6TTL is certainly useable without its...

The M6TTL is certainly useable without its electronics, but one downside compared to the non-TTL is it canít trigger a flash without them. Another point why I think either M6 with dead meters...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-01-2020
Replies: 178
Views: 8,093
Posted By WJJ3
Fantastic. The shot of the guy in the Analog...

Fantastic. The shot of the guy in the Analog jacket is fitting. Burton had several products under that brand, and I used to have an Analog trucker hat.

I need to shoot more on the slopes. I've been...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-01-2020
Replies: 178
Views: 8,093
Posted By WJJ3
Are you shooting on the slopes? Would like to see...

Are you shooting on the slopes? Would like to see what kind of results you are getting.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,577
Posted By WJJ3
Maybe consider an Oly PEN? I have a couple PEN Ss...

Maybe consider an Oly PEN? I have a couple PEN Ss that are awesome. 80 frames a roll, big depth of field and easy scale focus, good finder. Just snap away...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-26-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 899
Posted By WJJ3
There’s a scale focus camera called Kowa SW that...

There’s a scale focus camera called Kowa SW that comes up now and then. I haven’t used one, but it might meet your criteria.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-21-2019
Replies: 763
Views: 156,402
Posted By WJJ3
Very cool. I havenít shot such a lens, but the...

Very cool. I havenít shot such a lens, but the must be some interesting possibilities. Minolta made some great lenses.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-20-2019
Replies: 763
Views: 156,402
Posted By WJJ3
The 24-50 has a good reputation. Is that the...

The 24-50 has a good reputation. Is that the 200mm f2.8 on the right?
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-17-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 944
Posted By WJJ3
I remember seeing some info and photos of his...

I remember seeing some info and photos of his 21mm lenses with goggles. Thatís a fantastic idea.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-17-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 944
Posted By WJJ3
Cool. I think goggles on a 21mm that would allow...

Cool. I think goggles on a 21mm that would allow the 35mm frame to cover 21mm FOV is an awesome idea. I wish Cosina would put that on their new COLOR-SKOPAR 21mm F3.5...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-16-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By WJJ3
I like those little Sunpaks; I have 3 auto 140s,...

I like those little Sunpaks; I have 3 auto 140s, but the Panasonic is the superior...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-16-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By WJJ3
These are good little flashes. I have been using...

These are good little flashes. I have been using the auto 140 for years. You can put a little slave trigger on them and use with a point and shoot, which is good...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-14-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 852
Posted By WJJ3
I’m using a Canon D40 and 50/2.5 compact macro....

I’m using a Canon D40 and 50/2.5 compact macro. This rig can be had quite inexpensively here in Japan. Add a light box, and a device to hold the negs and you are in business.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-08-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 3,201
Posted By WJJ3
I stumbled upon one of these lenses the other day...

I stumbled upon one of these lenses the other day in good condition at a price I could not pass up. Shot one test roll, but still working out how to use it. Not sure if I'm going to keep it or not...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-08-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 24,399
Posted By WJJ3
I got a stash of this film a while back and...

I got a stash of this film a while back and finally got around to shooting and processing a couple rolls. Not sure if stand development in Adonal was the best choice (might try SPD next time),...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-08-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 7,421
Posted By WJJ3
I've had one of these lenses in screw mount for...

I've had one of these lenses in screw mount for over a year now, and am really enjoying it (thanks for the lead on finding this one Jon!) Mostly shoot it scale focus on my Leica 1f.

These shots are...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-28-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 4,595
Posted By WJJ3
Nice collection! How's that Rokkor perform?

Nice collection! How's that Rokkor perform?
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 11-28-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 959
Posted By WJJ3
This looks like a great lens and unlike Cosina's...

This looks like a great lens and unlike Cosina's other APO-Lanthar E-mount lenses, is a great candidate for a VM version. What's more, this lens is a floating group design, which could pave the way...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-26-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 2,426
Posted By WJJ3
Aperture actuator probably making a fair bit of...

Aperture actuator probably making a fair bit of noise even with MLU...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-25-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 2,426
Posted By WJJ3
Interesting! I wonder how much added strain is...

Interesting! I wonder how much added strain is put on tensions and brake for this to work?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-22-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 963
Posted By WJJ3
This. If they were frozen then 98% no loss of...

This.

If they were frozen then 98% no loss of sensitivity, but you can always bracket for your first batch.

That is a nice find. Iím still dearly hanging on to about 4 rolls in the freezer.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-20-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 3,218
Posted By WJJ3
I owned and used the Elmar 5cm f2.8 and f3.5...

I owned and used the Elmar 5cm f2.8 and f3.5 versions for a couple years each, and now own a Summar. They are all great lenses. What the 3.5 Elmar lacks in ergonomics, it makes up for in compactness,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-15-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By WJJ3
My 3.5 cm f2.5 W-Nikkor's focus knob/infinity...

My 3.5 cm f2.5 W-Nikkor's focus knob/infinity lock runs into the frame selector on my cameras that have them too. However it doesn't if I don't push the lock in while rotating. Maybe just try...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 11-11-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By WJJ3
Cool photos. You've got guts raising your camera...

Cool photos. You've got guts raising your camera in the train. The guy with shoulder to shoulder love tattoos is making a statement.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-09-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,015
Posted By WJJ3
If not in the US is okay Lumiere Camera in Tokyo...

If not in the US is okay Lumiere Camera in Tokyo is a good option. I did what you are talking about this year, found a user M4 and had Lumiere paint it and switch levers to M3...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-09-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,015
Posted By WJJ3
That lens is really cool.

That lens is really cool.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 11-09-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 2,354
Posted By WJJ3
Massive bronze objects on the floor definitely...

Massive bronze objects on the floor definitely sound like a stubbed toe waiting to happen. They are doing a good job of livening up the background though!
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 11-08-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 2,354
Posted By WJJ3
Don't mean to detract from the wonderful...

Don't mean to detract from the wonderful sentiment of this story, but is that a duck in the photo?
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 11-08-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 2,354
Posted By WJJ3
Thanks for sharing that interesting story! Miss...

Thanks for sharing that interesting story! Miss Tom A's presence here on the forum.
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 11-08-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By WJJ3
Thanks for sharing, those are striking photos....

Thanks for sharing, those are striking photos. Typhoon #19 really wreaked havoc. The town I live in Nagano was fortunately spared, but just one valley over the Chikuma river flooded and messed up the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-07-2019
Replies: 231
Views: 62,999
Posted By WJJ3
Some Summar flare Fuji Premium 400, scanned on...

Some Summar flare

Fuji Premium 400, scanned on the Pakon

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49028376961_934cbc1c58_c.jpgSummar flare (https://flic.kr/p/2hGtfma)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-06-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 9,256
Posted By WJJ3
Interesting observations :) I've had a 956xxx...

Interesting observations :)

I've had a 956xxx button rewind M1 for about a year now and it is very smooth (not sure which adjective to choose to describe it's smoothness), indeed smoother than my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-05-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 9,256
Posted By WJJ3
Interesting. There is such a wide range of prices...

Interesting. There is such a wide range of prices for collectible Leica stuff so I'm curious what kind of work to the camera impacts it's collector value...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-05-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 9,256
Posted By WJJ3
Very cool camera. I wonder how often these BP...

Very cool camera. I wonder how often these BP button rewind M2s come up for sale?

Another question for you Erik, if I may: does having maintenance work done on a Leica, like repairing worn out light...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-28-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By WJJ3
You might be able to find an ITOOY for a...

You might be able to find an ITOOY for a reasonable price. I'm using one with my collapsible Elmar and works great.

https://live.staticflickr.com/1848/42512190580_d9f6b93c79_c.jpgM3+MEM+ITOOY...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-27-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 972
Posted By WJJ3
21-35-90. For the silver 90mm lens, well the...

21-35-90.

For the silver 90mm lens, well the obvious answer is Silver MEM

https://live.staticflickr.com/1885/43602257024_c1ab564f6f_c.jpgMEM on my M3 (https://flic.kr/p/29qYXW9)
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-27-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By WJJ3
6x6 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/489717076...

6x6

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48971707662_4ec44f3ba5_c.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48970984613_cf94b8856f_c.jpg

6x4.5

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48970984328_11ce1bdb...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-22-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,315
Posted By WJJ3
Kinda looks like that might be a convertible...

Kinda looks like that might be a convertible mount lens...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-04-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 908
Posted By WJJ3
No, didnít get your jokes.

No, didnít get your jokes.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-04-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 908
Posted By WJJ3
I was the one who referred to Gilden, not...

I was the one who referred to Gilden, not Ko.Fe.

Saying discreetness is for wimps while posting, as was pointed out, a kid in the living room, and saying B. Gilden, an accomplished and recognized...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-29-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 908
Posted By WJJ3
That's a nice example of flash with a 21mm. I...

That's a nice example of flash with a 21mm. I have shot a few times like this with mixed results. All in all pretty fun though!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48819236061_66a2e808ff_c.jpg21mm...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-29-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 908
Posted By WJJ3
21mm and flash! Sounds like fun. One way is to...

21mm and flash! Sounds like fun. One way is to connect your flash to the camera's PC socket and hold it in your left hand, a la B. Gilden. Or, you could just put the flash in the hotshoe and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-28-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,355
Posted By WJJ3
A mad max Leica M! Thereís an interesting idea 🤓

A mad max Leica M! Thereís an interesting idea 🤓
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-28-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,355
Posted By WJJ3
My guess is that Stephen G's repair man just...

My guess is that Stephen G's repair man just doesn't have the parts. Leica Japan told me last winter the M6 classic meter is repairable.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 09-27-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 2,301
Posted By WJJ3
The 3cm f2.8 is an excellent lens. I've have one...

The 3cm f2.8 is an excellent lens. I've have one of those for about 5 years and gotten very sharp photos from it. I recently got the 2.8cm f3.5 version, and this also seems to be a great...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-27-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,469
Posted By WJJ3
Cool to see the Minolta X-500/X700 getting some...

Cool to see the Minolta X-500/X700 getting some mentions here. The X-500/570 is a fantastic camera, and I really enjoy mine. These bodies are lightweight, but very well made of quality materials....
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-25-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 2,632
Posted By WJJ3
Interesting to hear your input on this. What do...

Interesting to hear your input on this. What do you think of the fact that Leica is no longer supporting the M6TTL? Those lovely special editions are now also somewhat disposable...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-24-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 794
Posted By WJJ3
I remember seeing these being called...

I remember seeing these being called Ďconvertibleí lenses somewhere. Canít remember where. I wasnít aware there is a convertible mount 90mm. Thatís interesting.

The 35mm convertible Summicrons and...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 09-23-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 2,301
Posted By WJJ3
These multi half-frame panoramas are pretty neat....

These multi half-frame panoramas are pretty neat. I'm going to try some too.

Dourbalistar, is your PEN-S the 3cm or 2.8cm?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-10-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,599
Posted By WJJ3
"Why do you suppose Plus X and Double X didn't...

"Why do you suppose Plus X and Double X didn't make the cut?"

Because they didn't Tri!

ha
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-05-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By WJJ3
Interesting. Sad to hear the gentleman passed...

Interesting. Sad to hear the gentleman passed away. Thanks for that information.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-04-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By WJJ3
Looking forward to hearing your report about the...

Looking forward to hearing your report about the finder, as well as seeing some images from the Distagon.



Nice sample shots. The fence/tree/house shot from your M240 is stunning. BTW, could you...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-04-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,958
Posted By WJJ3
Thanks, yeah itís doing the job.

Thanks, yeah itís doing the job.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-03-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By WJJ3
FWIW, I bought the Zeiss 21mm finder and sent it...

FWIW, I bought the Zeiss 21mm finder and sent it back because the eye relief was so poor. Not sure if that is the case with the 18mm finder or not.

For 21mm I prefer the Leica 12002 because of the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-03-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 7,434
Posted By WJJ3
Really enjoying your whisky shots. The Nikka...

Really enjoying your whisky shots. The Nikka Coffey Grain is excellent whisky, and unfortunately discontinued. I have a few bottles I bought over the years and have on reserve for special occasion,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-03-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,958
Posted By WJJ3
I stacked a few hoods on the end of my macro lens...

I stacked a few hoods on the end of my macro lens and made a magnetized film carrier that clings to it. Holds my film parallel to the sensor near the MFD of my macro lens. Works great and cost me...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 08-29-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 88,025
Posted By WJJ3
Nikkor-H.C 5cm f2,...

Nikkor-H.C 5cm f2, HP5+


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48641655763_f3f327ac7e_c.jpg
onions (https://flic.kr/p/2h7icBi)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-29-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 4,279
Posted By WJJ3
VM Color Skopar 21mm f3.5,...

VM Color Skopar 21mm f3.5, HP5+


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48642151902_d289b32d04_c.jpg
kaede and shide (https://flic.kr/p/2h7kK6q)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-29-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 4,279
Posted By WJJ3
I had the LTM f4 version and it is a fantastic...

I had the LTM f4 version and it is a fantastic little lens (I only shot it on film). It has more fall off and less sharpness in the corners at larger apertures than the f3.5, but probably not that...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-05-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 2,049
Posted By WJJ3
You might want to consider the Nikkor H 5cm f2 as...

You might want to consider the Nikkor H 5cm f2 as well. Itís a great 50 that is available for reasonable prices.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-25-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,850
Posted By WJJ3
FWIW, I sometimes carry multiple bodies because I...

FWIW, I sometimes carry multiple bodies because I don't like changing lenses. If I'm on a big trip I might carry 3 bodies with 21mm, 35mm, 90mm lenses. Ive done this a few times and been glad to be...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By WJJ3
Wow, that is a really interesting photo! Thanks...

Wow, that is a really interesting photo! Thanks for sharing. I wish Kodak still made Portra VC!
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-02-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By WJJ3
Great shot!

Great shot!
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-02-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By WJJ3
Hi, fireworks photos are definitely good fun. I...

Hi, fireworks photos are definitely good fun. I haven't shot a ton, but have gotten some decent results on film over the past few years.

I see you listing tripod and self timer in your setup. I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-20-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,720
Posted By WJJ3
There is some information about that version at...

There is some information about that version at the below link if you scroll down. Apparently it’s rare. I was going to comment on your ad that your camera has the original L seal in tact that might...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-18-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,556
Posted By WJJ3
I don't see the S-mount to LTM adapter there?

I don't see the S-mount to LTM adapter there?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-10-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 88,025
Posted By WJJ3
Nikkor-H.C 5cm f2 LTM, HP5+, SPD 8min @ 20c,...

Nikkor-H.C 5cm f2 LTM, HP5+, SPD 8min @ 20c, Leica 1f


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48037290631_5227d59e65_c.jpgIMG_0867 (https://flic.kr/p/2gbTEUP)


At minimum focus distance, measured with...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-10-2019
Replies: 231
Views: 62,999
Posted By WJJ3
5cm Summar, HP5+, SPD 8min @ 20c, Leica...

5cm Summar, HP5+, SPD 8min @ 20c, Leica 1f


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48037291861_863c6307cf_c.jpgIMG_0862 (https://flic.kr/p/2gbTFh2)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 8,524
Posted By WJJ3
Thanks for the info about that book! Definitely a...

Thanks for the info about that book! Definitely a topic of interest for me.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-09-2019
Replies: 213
Views: 33,931
Posted By WJJ3
Great shots from Nagano Jon! Hoping to get down...

Great shots from Nagano Jon! Hoping to get down to Matsumoto Castle soon too. Will be 16 years since my last visit there 🤓
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-09-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 4,279
Posted By WJJ3
I got my first roll shot with VC's new Vintage...

I got my first roll shot with VC's new Vintage Line 21mm f3.5 processed and like what I am seeing from this great little lens.

These are snapshots I shot with the lens mounted on my Leica M1, so...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-08-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 7,010
Posted By WJJ3
Don't get me wrong, I think your photos shot on...

Don't get me wrong, I think your photos shot on this film are fantastic, but that doesn't make this a fine grained film...:)






Great little camera and nice shots!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-06-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 7,010
Posted By WJJ3
I see a few comments about this film having fine...

I see a few comments about this film having fine grain. Really? For a film that barely has ISO 200 sensitivity and obvious grain, maybe more obvious that Fuji's ISO 400 film, I don't get the fine...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-05-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 7,010
Posted By WJJ3
Hey Jon if you find those 12 packs grab one for...

Hey Jon if you find those 12 packs grab one for me please! ��
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-05-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 7,010
Posted By WJJ3
very impressive!

very impressive!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-05-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 7,010
Posted By WJJ3
I see, so what you are telling me is a shop you...

I see, so what you are telling me is a shop you go to has 12 packs of 36 frame Fuji iso 400 available for 4300 yen? And they give you their expired film for free?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-05-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 7,010
Posted By WJJ3
I wish I could find those films at those prices....

I wish I could find those films at those prices. Have you shopped for film lately?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-05-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 7,010
Posted By WJJ3
Do tell! 🤗

Do tell! 🤗
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-05-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 7,010
Posted By WJJ3
Very cool Are these drum scans?

Very cool



Are these drum scans?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-05-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 7,010
Posted By WJJ3
Nice photos Huss, what camera is the panoramic...

Nice photos Huss, what camera is the panoramic shot from?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-05-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 7,010
Posted By WJJ3
I shot a pack of this film a while back and...

I shot a pack of this film a while back and wasnít impressed. I think grain and sharpness of Fujiís 400 speed film is better. But this C200 is sometimes available at a good price and for that reason...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-04-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,639
Posted By WJJ3
This Macro Elmar is a real joy to own and use,...

This Macro Elmar is a real joy to own and use, especially on my close focus modified M3. I used an M-Rokkor 90 for about 7 years before I upgraded to the MEM. That is also a fantastic M mount tele.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-03-2019
Replies: 1,044
Views: 189,583
Posted By WJJ3
I see, that is a quality flatbed scanner and a...

I see, that is a quality flatbed scanner and a decent value for scanning prints, documents etc. I actually used to own an EPSON V600 (GT-X820 in Japan) that I bought for scanning film, but it just...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-01-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,296
Posted By WJJ3
Or have M3 levers put on an M4 and have that...

Or have M3 levers put on an M4 and have that painted 🤓
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-01-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,639
Posted By WJJ3
I didn't get it Ko Fe. Does the lens look huge,...

I didn't get it Ko Fe. Does the lens look huge, and therefore more suitable for an M5? It does look kinda big in the photo with the ITOOY hood mounted because I shot it up close with my iPhone, and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-01-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,639
Posted By WJJ3
Well for shooting a 90mm on a rangefinder, the M3...

Well for shooting a 90mm on a rangefinder, the M3 must the best camera to use, but it's definitely a challenging lens to use on its own. I usually use mine to compliment my 35mm on a trip.


The last...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,639
Posted By WJJ3
This is the best way to set up your...

This is the best way to set up your M3:


https://live.staticflickr.com/1885/43602257024_c1ab564f6f_c.jpgMEM on my M3...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,639
Posted By WJJ3
agree wholeheartedly with these two points

agree wholeheartedly with these two points
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,639
Posted By WJJ3
I second this, and this is one of the things I...

I second this, and this is one of the things I really enjoy about using a rangefinder camera. I like seeing the frameline rectangle projected onto the view with room to spare, and positioning it on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,639
Posted By WJJ3
Fair enough. I guess that's what I get for saying...

Fair enough. I guess that's what I get for saying nobody :rolleyes:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,639
Posted By WJJ3
c'mon, the argument is irrelevant because nobody...

c'mon, the argument is irrelevant because nobody who buys a Leica is going to have only one Lecia. It's only a matter of time before you have whatever Leica you bought in the beginning, and the other...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-30-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 6,346
Posted By WJJ3
Unga canal district in Otaru,...

Unga canal district in Otaru, Hokkaido


Summicron 35mm ASPH, Ektar 100, scanned on the Pakon


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47936132042_b0c44e37af_c.jpgUnga Lampost back...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-28-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 4,082
Posted By WJJ3
28mm and 50mm are definitely a functional match....

28mm and 50mm are definitely a functional match. Two Fujis with adapters sounds like a sweet combo!



I agree, my full travel kit is a 21mm, a 35mm, and a 90mm. Hard to beat this combo for...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-28-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 4,082
Posted By WJJ3
28/85 sounds like a reasonable pair too! Is that...

28/85 sounds like a reasonable pair too! Is that a combo you use on an SLR?



Cutting it all the way back to just two frame line sets. That would be extreme minimization, even for...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 05-28-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By WJJ3
I do not have a D series, but I have also gotten...

I do not have a D series, but I have also gotten surprisingly sharp results from my PEN-S with the D-Zuiko 3cm. Olympus was definitely on a mission with these excellent little cameras.

From the 3cm...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-26-2019
Replies: 1,044
Views: 189,583
Posted By WJJ3
A few from a roll of Ektar 100 I processed...

A few from a roll of Ektar 100 I processed recently.
Summicron 35mm Asph. Scanned on the Pakon.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47936132042_b0c44e37af_c.jpgUnga Lampost back...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-26-2019
Replies: 1,044
Views: 189,583
Posted By WJJ3
Some really stunning photos in this thread, and...

Some really stunning photos in this thread, and its really cool to see some photos printed in the darkroom.


Erik, how are you scanning your prints?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-24-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 4,082
Posted By WJJ3
The interesting part of this story is the lenses:...

The interesting part of this story is the lenses: a 28mm f2 and a 75mm f2 as a travel set. There is not much commentary on the web about using this combo as a travel kit, but it is an appealing one....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-24-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,127
Posted By WJJ3
The TTL is the cheapest way into a 0.58x finder...

The TTL is the cheapest way into a 0.58x finder M, which, if you are into shooting 35mm lenses on your Leica, is a significantly better shooting experience than any other finder.

Some of the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-21-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,239
Posted By WJJ3
Not a bad route to go for scanning. I enjoy using...

Not a bad route to go for scanning. I enjoy using my DSLR/Macro lens set up for scanning B&W, and slides. I really like that I can scan the whole frame all the way out to and including the edges,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-20-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,239
Posted By WJJ3
The Pakon is unbeatable for 135 format color...

The Pakon is unbeatable for 135 format color negative film. I was lucky enough to order one from AAA when they were a bargain. I don't think I would pay current price unless I was shooting a lot of...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-18-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By WJJ3
I see, for comparison's sake I can see that. ...

I see, for comparison's sake I can see that.





This!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-18-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By WJJ3
Kinda what I was thinking too.:rolleyes: FWIW, I...

Kinda what I was thinking too.:rolleyes:

FWIW, I often carry a 35 + 90.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 05-16-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 2,237
Posted By WJJ3
Thanks! This PEN-S is good fun

Thanks! This PEN-S is good fun
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-16-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By WJJ3
I see, well if your focus hit rate is improving...

I see, well if your focus hit rate is improving using that technique I can see it being worth the effort.

I do a fair amount of scale focus shooting, and with a 50mm lens I can usually guess good...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-16-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By WJJ3
The FOKOS is a nice little unit. In terms of...

The FOKOS is a nice little unit. In terms of using it handheld, what kind of distances are you measuring and transferring to your camera?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-16-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By WJJ3
I see. So what is a scenario you want to measure...

I see. So what is a scenario you want to measure distance with a handheld rangefinder and set it on the lens distance scale? Are we talking taking a photo of someoneís face at 3 or 5 feet?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-16-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By WJJ3
I haven’t used a laser rangefinder for taking...

I haven’t used a laser rangefinder for taking photos, but it doesn’t seem practical. You only really need precise focus at closer distances for focal lengths up to normal, and using uncoupled...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-16-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 6,176
Posted By WJJ3
I had a Jupiter-8 for a while, and was quite...

I had a Jupiter-8 for a while, and was quite happy with the images from that lens. It was a 62xxxxx lens from the KMZ factory. I really don't care for the design of mount on these lenses though, and...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 05-16-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 2,237
Posted By WJJ3
Cool to see the various half frame options coming...

Cool to see the various half frame options coming up here.

I'm a big fan of Oly's PEN-S cameras. One might be a little bit more than the OP's stated budget, but worth a couple extra bucks...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-15-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,180
Posted By WJJ3
I remember seeing character in some shots from my...

I remember seeing character in some shots from my 35mm f2.8 Summaron that seemed special and unique. Character that I don’t see in my 35mm Summicron. Some images from my W Nikkor 3.5cm f2.5 remind me...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-13-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 859
Posted By WJJ3
Yodobashi and Bic Camera might have some. Their...

Yodobashi and Bic Camera might have some. Their stocks are surprisingly limited. You might check Camera Collection on the 7th floor of the Tokyu department store, across from Bic.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-10-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 557
Posted By WJJ3
I never understood the appeal of the Ig. Itís the...

I never understood the appeal of the Ig. Itís the same form factor as the IIg and IIIg, whereas the Ic and If are actually more compact by removing the rangefinder. Never really understood the appeal...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-10-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,929
Posted By WJJ3
Nikkor-S 5cm f1.4, HP5+ developed in Super Prodol...

Nikkor-S 5cm f1.4, HP5+ developed in Super Prodol 1:1


https://live.staticflickr.com/7924/46606230085_e2a4227f7e_c.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-10-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,929
Posted By WJJ3
Great thread, didn't know it was here. Thanks for...

Great thread, didn't know it was here. Thanks for bringing it back, and nice shot!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-10-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 557
Posted By WJJ3
I asked a similar question several years ago, and...

I asked a similar question several years ago, and most people were recommending the Bessa. I ended up getting the Barnack and it was a great body for my purpose. Here is the thread if it is any help...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 7,326
Posted By WJJ3
Sweet deal!

Sweet deal!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 7,326
Posted By WJJ3
:eek::confused:

:eek::confused:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-25-2019
Replies: 763
Views: 156,402
Posted By WJJ3
Thanks! I didnít realize what I had till I saw...

Thanks! I didnít realize what I had till I saw one go for quite a bit on auction!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-25-2019
Replies: 763
Views: 156,402
Posted By WJJ3
I lucked out with this 58mm f1.2 Rokkor, AKA...

I lucked out with this 58mm f1.2 Rokkor, AKA Hawkeye Rokkor. It was attached to an SRT on a Yahoo Auction and was a total gamble. Turned out to be a very clean copy, and came with the hard to find...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-22-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 4,279
Posted By WJJ3
Just leveled, ok, good to know. Thanks!

Just leveled, ok, good to know. Thanks!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-22-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 4,279
Posted By WJJ3
Thanks for posting these Jon, falloff, corner...

Thanks for posting these Jon, falloff, corner resolution and distortion all look improved from the 21/4.

Ah spring on Honshu...Hokkaido is a different world! 笑
Forum: Nikon RF 04-20-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,104
Posted By WJJ3
Backwards from Leica! Focus and aperture. This...

Backwards from Leica! Focus and aperture. This always throws me off. Otherwise, really fun!





This! After reading and seeing Jon and other Nikon rangefinder users posts here on RFF I jumped on...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-18-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,268
Posted By WJJ3
Nice write up! Itís been fun to see your...

Nice write up! Itís been fun to see your contributions to the J-12 thread, and now this too. I see your shot of the bridge in Astoria made the article.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-14-2019
Replies: 763
Views: 156,402
Posted By WJJ3
SRT 101 MC...

SRT 101 MC 50/1.4



https://live.staticflickr.com/7865/46880813174_a3d59ef36a_c.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-14-2019
Replies: 763
Views: 156,402
Posted By WJJ3
Thanks for the link! I'm really looking forward...

Thanks for the link! I'm really looking forward to this movie. I was recently living in south Kyushu, and came to know a little more about the Minamata area and the plight of the survivors still...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-14-2019
Replies: 763
Views: 156,402
Posted By WJJ3
Thanks guys! The old 85/1.7 and 58/1.2 definitely...

Thanks guys! The old 85/1.7 and 58/1.2 definitely look like siblings. I would love to try the 85 someday.

Cool story about your order from Tall's, Murray.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-14-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 12,207
Posted By WJJ3
Nice tightly cropped portrait here. The MEM is...

Nice tightly cropped portrait here. The MEM is definitely a handy and versitile lens. Hope you get access to a better scanner to show the quality of your shots!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-14-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 14,595
Posted By WJJ3
HP5+ in Super Prodol for 8 min @...

HP5+ in Super Prodol for 8 min @ 20ļC


https://live.staticflickr.com/7927/47518736542_0619b9b89a_c.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-14-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 12,207
Posted By WJJ3
I upgraded my 90 to the MEM last year, and am...

I upgraded my 90 to the MEM last year, and am shooting it on my close focus modified M3 (https://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2830756#post2830756). It's a real joy shooting this...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-09-2019
Replies: 444
Views: 171,304
Posted By WJJ3
Shot with my Nikon S2 and 5cm f1.4 on HP5+ and...

Shot with my Nikon S2 and 5cm f1.4 on HP5+ and developed in Fujifilm Super Prodol developer. My lens is in good shape, but is missing one diaphram...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-04-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 753
Posted By WJJ3
This might be of interest to...

This might be of interest to you:

https://themachineplanet.wordpress.com/2014/04/20/zeiss-c-biogon-t-4521-zm-and-removing-the-reds/
Forum: Nikon RF 04-02-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,325
Posted By WJJ3
A few photos from late March from my trip to...

A few photos from late March from my trip to Bali. I was carrying my S2 with the 5cm f1.4 mounted, and loaded with...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-02-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,325
Posted By WJJ3
Nice combo! I have looked at the S mount Color...

Nice combo! I have looked at the S mount Color Skopar 50/2.5 several times because they are so reasonably priced here in Japan, but never purchased one. Your comments on this lens are tempting me...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-30-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,325
Posted By WJJ3
I took my S2 to Bali with a brief layover in...

I took my S2 to Bali with a brief layover in Taipei over the last two weeks. Will try to post some photos I shot for this year's Nikon Rangefinder Month.


In the meantime here's my S2 getting some...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-30-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 2,318
Posted By WJJ3
Can't comment specifically about comparing these...

Can't comment specifically about comparing these two cameras, but I recently got a Mamiya 6 in good shape (not an easy thing) with the 75mm Zuiko and my first shots with it look great. The camera...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-13-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,700
Posted By WJJ3
I wonder if the covering on your M3 is original?...

I wonder if the covering on your M3 is original? I donít think Iíve seen original M3 covering peel off. It usually starts to chip off the corners and at the bottom of the mount.

I would say if you...
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