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Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-09-2017
Replies: 166
Views: 44,108
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Just curious, between holding the grip and the...

Just curious, between holding the grip and the trigger winder, how do you focus? With the 25mm lens you show in the photo, via scale focus?
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 03-08-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 3,427
Posted By nasmformyzombie
The numbers do tell most of the story, unless you...

The numbers do tell most of the story, unless you believe in alternative facts. The remainder of the story to me is in looking at the experience of the individual user. I started with Contax SLR's,...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 03-08-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 3,427
Posted By nasmformyzombie
The IV series has a switchable magnification...

The IV series has a switchable magnification finder at 50mm (F-0.67x), 100mm (1x), and 135mm (1.5x). This is a bottom loader/Barnack copy which means the viewfinder will be smaller than on your L3. ...
Forum: Lomography 03-08-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 7,683
Posted By nasmformyzombie
I second this!

I second this!
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 03-07-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 3,427
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Canon III-A: 136 x 72.2 x 30.5 mm. Leica M3: ...

Canon III-A: 136 x 72.2 x 30.5 mm.
Leica M3: 138 x 77.0 x 33.5 mm.

Substantially smaller? The Canon is not as tall, not quite as wide, almost the same length, but to me it's splitting...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 03-07-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 3,427
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Take a look at the Canon camera museum here...

Take a look at the Canon camera museum here (http://global.canon/en/c-museum/series_search.html?t=camera&s=film&s2=rangefinder).

The open back film loading Canons are about the same size except for...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-03-2017
Replies: 72
Views: 15,865
Posted By nasmformyzombie
One reason to use a rangefinder over an SLR is...

One reason to use a rangefinder over an SLR is wide angle lenses. I can recommend the 21mm Zeiss Biogon ZM f/2.8 without reservation. I prefer the speed of this lens over the superb but slower...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-02-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,211
Posted By nasmformyzombie
And here I thought camera prices in the...

And here I thought camera prices in the stratosphere were all about Leica.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-01-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,211
Posted By nasmformyzombie
$8,000+ Canon Rangefinder!

Over $8K for a Canon Seiki-Kogaku S Rangefinder with Nikkor lens.

See it here...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-01-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,835
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Is the R-D1 less capable than the M8? The M8 has...

Is the R-D1 less capable than the M8? The M8 has a smaller crop factor, but so many other limitations: relatively high noise, inferior high ISO performance, weak UV/IR filtration, slow write speeds,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-28-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2,265
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Correction, at one time our proprietor sold...

Correction, at one time our proprietor sold rewind cranks. They have been sold out (https://cameraquest.com/LMRewindCQv2.htm) for several years.

For me the knob is not so much slippery but just...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-28-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 7,833
Posted By nasmformyzombie
There are more film cameras available than just...

There are more film cameras available than just Leica and Nikon.

See the list here (https://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/photography/buying-guide/15-film-cameras-you-can-still-buy-brand-new).

The...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-23-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 4,874
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Congrats. In looking at the camera closely, are...

Congrats. In looking at the camera closely, are you equipped to process Hazmat material? :rolleyes:
Forum: Leica SL 02-23-2017
Replies: 149
Views: 10,977
Posted By nasmformyzombie
If I had more disposable income only two digital...

If I had more disposable income only two digital Leicas would tempt me: The Monochrom (as there is no real alternative and I do shoot mostly black and white) and the new M10, as it's the most refined...
Forum: Leica SL 02-23-2017
Replies: 149
Views: 10,977
Posted By nasmformyzombie
For the tremendous price difference in the Leica...

For the tremendous price difference in the Leica SL vs. a Sony A7+Kolari mod I think I would have no issue embracing the Sony with all of that spare change in my pocket.

The reviewer sums it up...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-17-2017
Replies: 162
Views: 22,617
Posted By nasmformyzombie
I do believe that in the longer term Nikon must...

I do believe that in the longer term Nikon must be absorbed by a larger and more diversified company to survive. Xiaomi or Apple are certainly possibilities. The question is would Xiaomi or Apple...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-16-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 4,198
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Agreed. Many on this forum just don't get how...

Agreed. Many on this forum just don't get how much the photographic landscape has changed and will continue to change as a result of the cellphone camera. The consumer market for new digital...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-15-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 4,384
Posted By nasmformyzombie
For my M rig, I carry a Domke F-3X. Inside I...

For my M rig, I carry a Domke F-3X. Inside I have a Domke 720-2JM J-Series main compartment insert with four sections which I purchased separately.

I also have an F6 bag and it's much longer than...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-15-2017
Replies: 162
Views: 22,617
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Missing the point. The point of the article is...

Missing the point. The point of the article is companies grow and contract based on quality of adaptation to changing market conditions. Nikon exists today facing a declining market in cameras. But...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-15-2017
Replies: 162
Views: 22,617
Posted By nasmformyzombie
This is my point. Brand name alone does not...

This is my point. Brand name alone does not guarantee sustained success when marketplace conditions change. Nikon has done a poor job of adapting to a changing marketplace. You Nikon fans are not...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-15-2017
Replies: 162
Views: 22,617
Posted By nasmformyzombie
You are all missing the point about brand names. ...

You are all missing the point about brand names. If a business doesn't properly adapt in a rapidly changing marketplace it will either lose significant market share or it will fail.

Again, for...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-15-2017
Replies: 162
Views: 22,617
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Mackinaw, if the Nikon name means so much, how is...

Mackinaw, if the Nikon name means so much, how is it they are in the state they're in?

Apple has a lot more brand loyalty than Nikon or any other organization for that matter. Today, Apple is the...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-15-2017
Replies: 162
Views: 22,617
Posted By nasmformyzombie
I'm not comparing cars to digital cameras...

I'm not comparing cars to digital cameras specifically. My point is a brand name doesn't mean very much any more. Nikon is not going to get whole again just because of the brand name. The only...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-14-2017
Replies: 132
Views: 10,277
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Here's something to chew on. Laugh at Konost if...

Here's something to chew on. Laugh at Konost if you will, but in two years, Konost will have a better chance of surviving than Nikon. And it's certainly possible neither one will be around.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-14-2017
Replies: 162
Views: 22,617
Posted By nasmformyzombie
General Motors was bailed out in 2009 by the US...

General Motors was bailed out in 2009 by the US government because too many jobs were at stake in a failing economy. But there were causalities within GM. Oldsmobile, Pontiac and Saturn were lost. ...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-14-2017
Replies: 132
Views: 10,277
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Leica doesn't need my encouragement. Leica has...

Leica doesn't need my encouragement. Leica has already mastered separating people from their money using off the shelf digital components that other cameras makers incorporate and introduce sooner...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-14-2017
Replies: 132
Views: 10,277
Posted By nasmformyzombie
The negativity in the thread is astounding. Why...

The negativity in the thread is astounding. Why not wish these guys the best? I for one would like to see a viable, less expensive alternative to the grossly overpriced offerings from the bling...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-09-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,072
Posted By nasmformyzombie
C-41 is C-41 no matter if it's B&W or color. ...

C-41 is C-41 no matter if it's B&W or color. XP-2 Super is actually a good place to start with film although some would say it doesn't print as well as B&W in a wet darkroom. But you say you're not...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 02-07-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 6,192
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Lose the fake brassing. My 2 cents. ;)

Lose the fake brassing. My 2 cents. ;)
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-06-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 2,175
Posted By nasmformyzombie
You're operating under a flawed premise, using...

You're operating under a flawed premise, using the 90mm Sonnar on a G1 and expecting consistent good results. You want to use the G mount 90mm? Get a G2, although both G cameras require specific...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-05-2017
Replies: 104
Views: 11,175
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Domke gripper and Gordy's leather. Good straps...

Domke gripper and Gordy's leather. Good straps and reasonably priced.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-03-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,339
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Huss, you're a good guy but it's obvious that the...

Huss, you're a good guy but it's obvious that the real issue is you have entirely too many M cameras! :eek:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-02-2017
Replies: 73
Views: 3,380
Posted By nasmformyzombie
If your primary experience is with digital, why...

If your primary experience is with digital, why not try an M body with a meter? An M6 has a meter, and the M6 is not as old as an M4.

And I don't care what anyone says unless your vision is 20-10...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-31-2017
Replies: 72
Views: 8,400
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Is the newer optical DX reader an issue? The M7 I...

Is the newer optical DX reader an issue? The M7 I had and sold was purchased new in 2003, which means it was an early model with the DX reader with metal spring loaded pins. Never had a problem with...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-26-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 3,373
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Sounds like you're coming to your senses....

Sounds like you're coming to your senses. ;)

These days, Leica is interested in appealing to the 1%er crowd. A new Leica is far more bling than bang for your buck.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-26-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 3,373
Posted By nasmformyzombie
As for the M2/M4 comparison, the M2 has only...

As for the M2/M4 comparison, the M2 has only three frame lines, 35/50/90. The M4 has a more cluttered viewfinder, adding the 135 frame line and combining it with the 35. Many shooters find focus at...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-26-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 3,373
Posted By nasmformyzombie
While you make a good point, the OP mentioned...

While you make a good point, the OP mentioned 'slow entry' (whatever he's referring to) and has concerns about workflow. No mention of building a collection of lenses until he can afford a Leica M...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-26-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,493
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Not true. Here's the seller's available...

Not true. Here's the seller's available items.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/amedeo.m/m.html?item=132075973240&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-25-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 3,373
Posted By nasmformyzombie
How exactly is shooting with an M film body going...

How exactly is shooting with an M film body going to prepare you for shooting with an M digital body? About the only thing that's similar is the use of manual focus lenses. Furthermore, the later M...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-22-2017
Replies: 103
Views: 8,073
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Stephen, excellent work. I was going to attend...

Stephen, excellent work. I was going to attend the march in Seattle and take some photos, but the expected crowd of 50,000 turned out to be closer to 175,000. The streets were so crowded the...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-22-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,455
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Overall a very nice job. A few areas you could...

Overall a very nice job. A few areas you could improve:

1. Text frames are out of whack in both Microsoft Edge as well as in Firefox (I can't comment on your text frames in Chrome, as I had freeze...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-14-2017
Replies: 68
Views: 7,285
Posted By nasmformyzombie
The Kobalux 21mm is an f/2.8 lens, not f/3.5. ...

The Kobalux 21mm is an f/2.8 lens, not f/3.5. The most significant downside of the Kobalux is its 58mm filter size. Also, the Kobalux 21mm viewfinder is enormous. Belongs on a medium format camera....
Forum: Photo Software 01-08-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 5,319
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Until I read this post I thought it was just me. ...

Until I read this post I thought it was just me. No offense to anyone, but all of the images except perhaps for 3 and 5, look over processed.

Image 3 is my pick. 5 looks natural but has too much...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-06-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 56,415
Posted By nasmformyzombie
I knew Tom only through RFF. The RFF community...

I knew Tom only through RFF. The RFF community has lost a legend. Deepest condolences to Tom's family. Godspeed Tom (and Mr. B.)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-06-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,927
Posted By nasmformyzombie
You are kidding, right? How many choices do you...

You are kidding, right? How many choices do you need? Leica, Zeiss, Voightlander, and all of the various screw mount lenses from the past. Zeiss alone has three modern offerings, the Biogon f/2,...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-04-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,668
Posted By nasmformyzombie
I ordered the CV 21/25 viewfinder from the head...

I ordered the CV 21/25 viewfinder from the head bartender and received it yesterday. I like it.

Next I have to find a small rubber washer to affix to the front so I don't scratch my eyeglasses....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-03-2017
Replies: 5,596
Views: 982,797
Posted By nasmformyzombie
And here I am lusting after your rewind lever. :o

And here I am lusting after your rewind lever. :o
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-29-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 1,668
Posted By nasmformyzombie
21mm vs. 24/25mm Wide Angle and Viewfinders

I have but one lens to add to my rebuilt M kit, a super wide angle. I have a super duper wide angle in the 15mm CV which a rarely use. I had the 18mm Zeiss ZM but decided that f/4 is too slow, so I...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-28-2016
Replies: 102
Views: 7,070
Posted By nasmformyzombie
The Canon P is a much more modern camera than any...

The Canon P is a much more modern camera than any Barnack or Soviet copy.

The only advantage to a Barnack is its small size. The viewfinder is squinty and you must move your eye from the rangefinder...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 12-27-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 4,271
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Remember the old TV show 'Password'? The host,...

Remember the old TV show 'Password'?

The host, Allen Ludden: "Two words depicting the name of a delusional internet seller of used photo gear."

Me: "____ Spacey"
You: Huh?
Me: "____ Kostner"
You:...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-27-2016
Replies: 220
Views: 54,057
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Konost has an infinitely better chance of...

Konost has an infinitely better chance of bringing a new product to market than Epson does. As in there is ZERO chance we ever see an Epson R-D2. ;)
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-22-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 4,247
Posted By nasmformyzombie
RichC, thank you so much for your post. When I...

RichC, thank you so much for your post. When I first saw this thread I thought the real question is not why we haven't seen an R-D2, but how the R-D1 ever got made in the first place.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-20-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 4,061
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Youxin Ye. http://www.yyecamera.com/

Youxin Ye.
http://www.yyecamera.com/
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-20-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,909
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Thanks for all of the responses. I got rid of...

Thanks for all of the responses.

I got rid of the P. If and when I get an S/A I will use it on a Leica M body.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-18-2016
Replies: 111
Views: 7,886
Posted By nasmformyzombie
The US experienced massive social upheaval in the...

The US experienced massive social upheaval in the 1960s. Many US cities experienced race-related riots in 'inner city' areas. Those with the economic means to flee to the suburbs (granted mostly...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-16-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,351
Posted By nasmformyzombie
eBay has changed a great deal over the years. If...

eBay has changed a great deal over the years. If anything, today the experience is tilted in favor of the buyer. Buy from a reputable seller (look at their feedback) and pay for your purchase with...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-16-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,367
Posted By nasmformyzombie
I just purchased a Hexar RF from Japan. Should...

I just purchased a Hexar RF from Japan. Should be here within a week.

Thanks for all of the replies. I'm convinced, at least for now. :rolleyes:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-16-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,367
Posted By nasmformyzombie
If that were true I would own two M7 bodies!

If that were true I would own two M7 bodies!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-16-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,367
Posted By nasmformyzombie
I once owned a Hexar RF for a brief time, but...

I once owned a Hexar RF for a brief time, but this was just prior to buying an M7 in 2002 or 2003. I much preferred the M7, so I sold the Hexar before I used it very much. I found the viewfinder of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-16-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,367
Posted By nasmformyzombie
For AE Konica Hexar RF or Minolta CLE or Zeiss Ikon

I've been thinking about a backup body for my M5. I prefer a body with auto exposure for quicker snaps. For an AE body, there are three less expensive options compared with the M7, which I cannot...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-15-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 3,435
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Are you saying that without modification the...

Are you saying that without modification the M-Grip by GMP fits the M5?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-15-2016
Replies: 185
Views: 25,068
Posted By nasmformyzombie
You could get a black repaint M4 and have a tech...

You could get a black repaint M4 and have a tech change the camera to bring up only the frame lines you want. A much cheaper alternative to an MP a la carte. Should you ever want to sell, the M4...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-14-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 3,435
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Email just sent to JB!

Email just sent to JB!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-14-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 3,435
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Who says this is an ugly camera? Very nice...

Who says this is an ugly camera? Very nice indeed.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-14-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 3,435
Posted By nasmformyzombie
With the Bauhaus reference I was being somewhat...

With the Bauhaus reference I was being somewhat tongue in cheek as well. ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-13-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 3,435
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Good suggestion, but the only CV lenses with a...

Good suggestion, but the only CV lenses with a 46mm filter size are the 28mm Ultrons. They have a rough finished tulip style hood with a big screw to hold it in place. Not cool.

The Zeiss hood is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-13-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 3,435
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Now you're being silly. The M5 weights a mere 15...

Now you're being silly. The M5 weights a mere 15 grams more than the M7 and 25 grams more than the 'MP 2003'. I've used an M7 with motor drive. Not too heavy at all. I would buy the same...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-13-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 3,435
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Huss, very nice half case, I will consider it. ...

Huss, very nice half case, I will consider it. The front 'grip' looks to be rather close to the lens. I have a C Sonnar as well and it will be my primary 50mm lens for the M5.

As for the lens...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-13-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 3,435
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Any photos available of this modified grip?

Any photos available of this modified grip?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-13-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,703
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Youxin quoted me under $200 a few days ago.

Youxin quoted me under $200 a few days ago.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-13-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 3,435
Posted By nasmformyzombie
I find the Bauhaus influenced aesthetic of the M5...

I find the Bauhaus influenced aesthetic of the M5 to be rather delightful. As for size and weight, certainly not as heavy (lenses included) as the Contax RTSII and Contax RTSIII SLR bodies that I've...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-13-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 3,435
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Grip for M5

Anyone have a grip for an M5? Can any of the existing M grips, including the CLE grip be modified to fit an M5?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-13-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 774
Posted By nasmformyzombie
M5 and MR-9 Battery Adapter

Anyone use an MR-9 battery adapter in an M5 to use silver oxide batteries? If so, which batteries do you end up using?
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-07-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 3,158
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Retail on the XA10 is $499, and it will be...

Retail on the XA10 is $499, and it will be available in January.
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-06-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 3,158
Posted By nasmformyzombie
How's the space on your computer hard drive. The...

How's the space on your computer hard drive. The X-A3 has a 24.2 megapixel image sensor. :eek:
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-06-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,909
Posted By nasmformyzombie
I'm aware that the S/A with serial numbers...

I'm aware that the S/A with serial numbers starting at 2473251 were modified to NOT bring up the M5 meter arm, and will therefore work on the M5.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-05-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,909
Posted By nasmformyzombie
I PM'd a respected member here on RFF who has a...

I PM'd a respected member here on RFF who has a website reviewing Canon LTM gear, and contacted via email a well regarded repair guy here in the US. One said the S/A will probably not work on the...
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-05-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 3,158
Posted By nasmformyzombie
An older Fujifilm X100S is well within your...

An older Fujifilm X100S is well within your budget, is more robust than any P&S camera, is a simpler camera to use, and will be easier to handle if the issue with her hands is a problem. However,...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-01-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,909
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Regrettably, the M2 is not in the budget. I have...

Regrettably, the M2 is not in the budget. I have two Canon P's that cost far less money than one M2. If I reaquire an M body it will be an M5, which means scraping together even more funds.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-01-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,909
Posted By nasmformyzombie
I have the CV 15mm in LTM, so what I'm looking...

I have the CV 15mm in LTM, so what I'm looking for is 21mm. Love the S/A! I just don't want to get one and then have it damage the camera and or the lens when mounting it on the P.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-30-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,909
Posted By nasmformyzombie
The rear element protrudes very far into the...

The rear element protrudes very far into the camera body. Not certain if this is an issue or not. According to Dante Stella the old Zeiss Biogon 21mm is not compatible with the Canon P.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-30-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,909
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Thanks, but no real interest in the CV 21mm. My...

Thanks, but no real interest in the CV 21mm. My preference hands down is the SA. From a purely technical standpoint, there may be a better lens than the SA, but I really like how it draws.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-30-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,909
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Canon P and 21mm Wide Angle

Can someone confirm that the M39 version of the 21mm Super Angulon will work on a Canon P.

I would also consider the Kobalux/Avenon 21mm, although it looks like it would block the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-25-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 5,688
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Hexars are not starting to run out of parts,...

Hexars are not starting to run out of parts, spare parts have been scarce to non existent for several years.

As for 3-D printing, it's not going to rescue the Hexars. The main problem with the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-19-2016
Replies: 97
Views: 4,687
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Yashica and Contax. The first absorbed by Kyocera...

Yashica and Contax. The first absorbed by Kyocera the latter killed by the incompetents at Kyocera.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-06-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,951
Posted By nasmformyzombie
I may be stating the obvious, but the Hexar has...

I may be stating the obvious, but the Hexar has been out of production for about fifteen years. It was not a big seller. Konica Minolta ceased support on its cameras on December 31, 2010---nearly...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-01-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,951
Posted By nasmformyzombie
I can't vouch for him personally, but I've been...

I can't vouch for him personally, but I've been hearing about a Konica repair guy named Greg Weber for many years. He repairs only Konica photo equipment. His web site is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-31-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Buyers and sellers have 60 days after the eBay...

Buyers and sellers have 60 days after the eBay listing ends to leave feedback.

http://pages.ebay.com/services/forum/changes.html

Note that the page referenced in the above link states, "...should...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-22-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,385
Posted By nasmformyzombie
The Contax SLR bodies from the 1990's are...

The Contax SLR bodies from the 1990's are exceptionally well built, especially the RTSIII, ST and to a slightly lesser extent, the RX. You almost certainly have a camera with a damaged lens mount.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-18-2016
Replies: 211
Views: 26,650
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Not at all true. $2K for a very slow lens with...

Not at all true. $2K for a very slow lens with its inherent limited functionality is completely beyond my budget. This lens is virtually worthless on a film camera. Another piece of silly bling...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-22-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,645
Posted By nasmformyzombie
The M8 is not a 24MP camera. It's a 10.3MP...

The M8 is not a 24MP camera. It's a 10.3MP camera. ;)
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 09-12-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 8,624
Posted By nasmformyzombie
George is holding the Pentax, Ringo is reading!

George is holding the Pentax, Ringo is reading!
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 09-11-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 8,624
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Sylvie is actually Bulgarian, she and her family...

Sylvie is actually Bulgarian, she and her family left postwar Bulgaria for Paris in the early 1950's.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 08-14-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 7,068
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Much has changed over the years regarding public...

Much has changed over the years regarding public nudity in the US. In some places it is not illegal for a woman to show bare breasts in public.

In your area, any idea what the laws/regulations are...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-06-2016
Replies: 220
Views: 16,100
Posted By nasmformyzombie
You are incorrect, dpreview makes no such claim. ...

You are incorrect, dpreview makes no such claim. In its review conclusion, what dpreview did say is this: "Don't expect Leica M-like image quality from the P9's dual-camera module but as far as...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-31-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,800
Posted By nasmformyzombie
The only thing the green label designates is that...

The only thing the green label designates is that the G1 was provided with a firmware upgrade to make it compatible with the 21mm and 35mm lenses. The original silver versions could be 'upgraded' to...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-29-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 6,829
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Does anyone using an L1, L2 or L3 wear glasses? ...

Does anyone using an L1, L2 or L3 wear glasses? The viewfinder selector dial is so close to the viewfinder window it looks to be a sure way to scratch glasses.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-10-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 2,283
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Digital media like CDs and DVDs and USB sticks...

Digital media like CDs and DVDs and USB sticks will likely be obsolete. Files saved to hard drives will be fine---provided files are backed up. Image files like jpg and the like have been around for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-07-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 2,283
Posted By nasmformyzombie
In 18 years a roll of film will cost at least $50...

In 18 years a roll of film will cost at least $50 if you can find any. Good luck getting it developed as most film chemicals will no longer be produced. Film photography will be the purview of only...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-15-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,782
Posted By nasmformyzombie
No one is disparaging DAG's skills. The OP...

No one is disparaging DAG's skills. The OP mentioned specifically that he wanted the lens back quickly. This would eliminate DAG from consideration, period. There are many threads on RFF about...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-15-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,782
Posted By nasmformyzombie
DAG is a pro? How do you define 'pro'? DAG has...

DAG is a pro? How do you define 'pro'? DAG has considerable training and skill, but is quite possibly the last guy to send anything to if you want it back quickly. His communication is often...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-14-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,782
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Youxin Ye. Rapid turnaround, reasonable rates,...

Youxin Ye. Rapid turnaround, reasonable rates, quality work.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-13-2016
Replies: 55
Views: 5,449
Posted By nasmformyzombie
I never mentioned anything about Leica. Yes,...

I never mentioned anything about Leica.

Yes, there have been issues with Cosina build quality with some Zeiss ZM lenses. I have owned several, and had no issues with any of them. Zeiss has...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 06-12-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 3,650
Posted By nasmformyzombie
With the 45mm lens, vignetting improves stopping...

With the 45mm lens, vignetting improves stopping down at f8 (better still at f11 and f16) but if you want to eliminate it completely you will have the use the center filter, or correct it...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 06-12-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 3,650
Posted By nasmformyzombie
There are two versions of the lens hood, one with...

There are two versions of the lens hood, one with a locking mechanism (54405), one without it (54406). It would seem that both versions are rare.



The 45mm and 90mm lenses are like most modern...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 2,554
Posted By nasmformyzombie
You battery fearing people are just quaintly...

You battery fearing people are just quaintly anachronistic in your fear, and for some who drum on incessantly about it are likely just plain battery phobic. I have been using battery dependent...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 2,554
Posted By nasmformyzombie
It's 2016, get a body with automatic exposure as...

It's 2016, get a body with automatic exposure as an option. Nikon FE or FE2 instead of an FM or FM2, for example.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-10-2016
Replies: 55
Views: 5,449
Posted By nasmformyzombie
I'm a Zeiss fan so this one is easy: in what...

I'm a Zeiss fan so this one is easy: in what bizarro world or alternate universe would you keep a Kobalux or a Konica lens over a Zeiss? Perhaps the Konica M-Hexanon 50mm f1.2 is a keeper because of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-01-2016
Replies: 81
Views: 4,742
Posted By nasmformyzombie
I agree 100%. How's that for shifting the thread...

I agree 100%. How's that for shifting the thread in a more positive direction!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-01-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 3,759
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Youxin does not do repairs on electronics. The...

Youxin does not do repairs on electronics. The Canon 7 has a built in meter.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-01-2016
Replies: 81
Views: 4,742
Posted By nasmformyzombie
I don't know if I'm prepared to agree with you...

I don't know if I'm prepared to agree with you about the M5 as the best M body. It's very expensive to repair, as well as experiencing an ever shrinking group of technicians who can repair it. But...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-01-2016
Replies: 81
Views: 4,742
Posted By nasmformyzombie
If the OP is under the age of 40 he's already...

If the OP is under the age of 40 he's already lived in a world that is vastly different in a technological sense from the world of his predecessors, even if he's only one generation removed from...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-01-2016
Replies: 81
Views: 4,742
Posted By nasmformyzombie
It's not an issue of competence, it's about the...

It's not an issue of competence, it's about the differences in technology today vs. in the past. It's about the speed and pace with which we are exposed to and process information today vs. in the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2016
Replies: 81
Views: 4,742
Posted By nasmformyzombie
I'm not picking on you Rayt but this is just the...

I'm not picking on you Rayt but this is just the kind of advice the OP doesn't need. The OP can barely afford one body and one lens and you're chiming in about carrying two lenses and two bodies,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2016
Replies: 81
Views: 4,742
Posted By nasmformyzombie
If you're an amateur, do not purchase a meterless...

If you're an amateur, do not purchase a meterless body. You will have a learning curve with exposures. You will spend too much time figuring out exposure, missing shots in the process. Film is not...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-23-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 3,318
Posted By nasmformyzombie
I for one had no issues with the M motor 14408 on...

I for one had no issues with the M motor 14408 on an M7. I found AE and the motor to be an effective combination.

On the other hand, I found the Rapidwinder awkward in use. I prefer to keep my...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-21-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,544
Posted By nasmformyzombie
^^^ I take it the hammer is for striking the...

^^^

I take it the hammer is for striking the shutter release button? ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-19-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 2,879
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Leica abandoned a similar idea in 1981. There...

Leica abandoned a similar idea in 1981.

There is a prototype camera made in Canada in 1981 which was ultimately replaced by the Leica M6 in 1984. The prototype, named "M6 Electronic" was based on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-18-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2,178
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Not questioning Igor Camera at all, but the eBay...

Not questioning Igor Camera at all, but the eBay listing (401022044337) in question mentions "Viewfinder has some SEPARATION in the gluing of the elements that can be seen from the front."

This...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-16-2016
Replies: 165
Views: 68,624
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Youxin Ye provides what he calls 'relay service'...

Youxin Ye provides what he calls 'relay service' for painting cameras in Japan. He will disassemble your camera at his shop in Massachusetts, overhaul it as needed, and then send the parts to Japan...
Forum: Off Topic 05-16-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 1,977
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Regarding the female meteorologist, it seems she...

Regarding the female meteorologist, it seems she originally had more typical professional attire, however it 'chroma keyed out,' which prompted her to change outfits.

She later posted the...
Forum: Off Topic 05-16-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 1,977
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Not so much standing out globally as veering...

Not so much standing out globally as veering dangerously close to a third world or banana republic-an mindset. Pun intended. :eek:
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-13-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,464
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Zeiss releases MTF data on all lenses, and has...

Zeiss releases MTF data on all lenses, and has done so since the 1970's or early 1980's. Zeiss also publishes data on how to read and interpret MTF data. Can you say the same about Leica or any other...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 05-11-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,743
Posted By nasmformyzombie
More bodies than lenses? :confused:

More bodies than lenses? :confused:
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-07-2016
Replies: 96
Views: 11,155
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Pink? :eek:

Pink? :eek:
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-04-2016
Replies: 148
Views: 12,013
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Bonded with: Contax SLR's Leica M

Bonded with:

Contax SLR's
Leica M
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-03-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,272
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Years ago on a trip I once carried a Contax ST (2...

Years ago on a trip I once carried a Contax ST (2 bodies), Contax 159MM with motor, 28mm f2.8 Distagon, 35mm f2.8 PC Distagon, 50mm f1.7 Planar, 60mm f2.8 Makro S-Planar, 85mm f2.8 Sonnar, 135mm f2.8...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-03-2016
Replies: 61
Views: 5,958
Posted By nasmformyzombie
In addition to the issues dealing with the...

In addition to the issues dealing with the complexity of the M5, most techs (at least in the US and UK) have stopped working on the M5 because parts are getting very scarce. Sherry Krauter bought...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-29-2016
Replies: 55
Views: 3,356
Posted By nasmformyzombie
There sure isn't any conspiracy theory to...

There sure isn't any conspiracy theory to 'confuse' buyers. Utter nonsense.

Or maybe there is something to it. Was the M film body naming convention all that consistent and easy to understand...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-26-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,248
Posted By nasmformyzombie
The next obvious question is: while shooting with...

The next obvious question is: while shooting with the Super Angulon, do you use a hand held meter or some variation of 'sunny 16'?

Any real world experience you can share is appreciated. Most of my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-24-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 4,052
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Get that M5 a new skin. It's practically naked....

Get that M5 a new skin. It's practically naked. ;)
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-20-2016
Replies: 15
Ed
Views: 1,967
Posted By nasmformyzombie
I recall first seeing the photo as a young boy,...

I recall first seeing the photo as a young boy, and how shocking it was to me at the time. I had no idea of the full story behind it. Thank you for your posting.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-20-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,248
Posted By nasmformyzombie
21mm Super Angulon and Metering

For once for all, will either version of the wonderful M mount Super Angulon meter on a Leica M body (M5, M6, M7, M8, M9, M240, M262, etc.)? This includes a S-A with a modified flange to allow...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-19-2016
Replies: 1,351
Views: 399,582
Posted By nasmformyzombie
One site likely has a transposition error with...

One site likely has a transposition error with the third and fourth digits of the serial numbers:

Leicawiki: 2473251
Cameraquest: 2437251

Regardless, you're saying no metering on the M5 even...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-19-2016
Replies: 1,351
Views: 399,582
Posted By nasmformyzombie
According to LeicaWiki the f/3.4 version starting...

According to LeicaWiki the f/3.4 version starting with serial number 2473251 is compatible with the M5. Does 'compatible' mean you can mount the lens without damaging the rear element of the lens (or...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-19-2016
Replies: 1,351
Views: 399,582
Posted By nasmformyzombie
What a great thread. What a terrific lens! At...

What a great thread. What a terrific lens!

At the risk of asking a technical question as opposed to contributing a photo to the thread, here goes. I like the way this lens renders. I don't own an...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-18-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 4,464
Posted By nasmformyzombie
The better question is, why would anyone depend...

The better question is, why would anyone depend on a smart phone for anything but texting, checking email or surfing the 'net. Smart phones often suck for phone calls. :rolleyes:
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-18-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 4,744
Posted By nasmformyzombie
It would seem you had your lens optimized for f2....

It would seem you had your lens optimized for f2. I can see the logic in this, unless one wants to shoot primarily at f1.5. Correct?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-18-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 4,744
Posted By nasmformyzombie
50mm ZM Sonnar f1.5 Focus Optimization

I would like to get a ZM 50mm f1.5 Sonnar lens. I want it optimized for focus at f1.5. I've read online (so it must be true :rolleyes:) that early samples of the lens were optimized for f2.8, later...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-17-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2,682
Posted By nasmformyzombie
With the supply of spare parts dwindling, the M8...

With the supply of spare parts dwindling, the M8 will be a camera 'orphaned' by Leica---and it will happen in about 10 years from the end of it's production. OK, technically Leica New Jersey no...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-16-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 3,599
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Always specify in writing precisely what you want...

Always specify in writing precisely what you want done. These repair guys are incredibly busy. If this information was not included in your repair request, IMO this one is on you, not on Youxin.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-14-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,788
Posted By nasmformyzombie
I don't know under what circumstances you viewed...

I don't know under what circumstances you viewed the test article but your contention that all the lenses in the test exhibit bad bokeh has not been suggested or even hinted at by any other...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-14-2016
Replies: 70
Views: 5,389
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Somewhere André Kertész and Man Ray are smiling...

Somewhere André Kertész and Man Ray are smiling about this photo.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-13-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,788
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Interesting article. For me, the one obvious...

Interesting article. For me, the one obvious omission in the tests is the Zeiss ZM 50mm f1.5 Sonnar.
Forum: RFF Polls 04-08-2016
Replies: 109
Views: 10,069
Posted By nasmformyzombie
M5 pros: better viewfinder, less prone to...

M5 pros:

better viewfinder, less prone to flare
no double frame lines in the viewfinder
shutter speed reading in viewfinder
can change shutter speed without moving the camera from your eye via...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-06-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 2,109
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Interesting, Sherry recommends for an M5 a serial...

Interesting, Sherry recommends for an M5 a serial number of 134xxxx or higher. The one she has for sale is an earlier serial number.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-06-2016
Replies: 46
Views: 2,739
Posted By nasmformyzombie
I can't improve on this critique. I'm generally...

I can't improve on this critique. I'm generally not all that keen on abstract images, but to me Chiarenza's work in particular is often quite interesting. No harm in being inspired by the work of...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-05-2016
Replies: 83
Views: 7,658
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Learning how to use a camera, learning how to use...

Learning how to use a camera, learning how to use film, a darkroom, learning how to shoot digital images and manipulate them on a computer is not art. It's a learned skill, a craft.

In rare moments...
Forum: RFF News 04-02-2016
Replies: 61
Views: 8,649
Posted By nasmformyzombie
The Golden Rule lives. Imagine that.

The Golden Rule lives. Imagine that.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-31-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 5,147
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Your question suggests you're fairly new to...

Your question suggests you're fairly new to photography, or at least to rangefinder photography, or at least to black and white photography. If I've misinterpreted your question and you're an...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-30-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 5,688
Posted By nasmformyzombie
I had a Hexar RF but as soon as I handled a Leica...

I had a Hexar RF but as soon as I handled a Leica M7 the Hexar was history. IMHO, while the aperture priority exposure Hexar RF beat the Leica M7 to market by several years the M7 is much better...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-29-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 3,256
Posted By nasmformyzombie
On the second photo, if the black border on the...

On the second photo, if the black border on the left hand side of the image is part of the frame it's indicative of a shutter or film advance issue, not a light leak.

Having said that, both images...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-28-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 3,256
Posted By nasmformyzombie
The second photo in particular looks like the...

The second photo in particular looks like the result of a shutter issue---although the first photo has one huge light leak and another smaller one which could also be something more than a simple...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-26-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,145
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Congratulations Bob. Terrific story. Let's hope...

Congratulations Bob. Terrific story. Let's hope the young man keeps his life in order.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-26-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 3,256
Posted By nasmformyzombie
I used a Contax RTSII in the early to mid 1990's....

I used a Contax RTSII in the early to mid 1990's. It was my primary Contax body for several years. Wonderful camera.

As I recall the RTSII has a large light seal inside that when it decomposes it...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-25-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 3,599
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Youxin did a great job on my 90mm Elmarit-M. ...

Youxin did a great job on my 90mm Elmarit-M. Very rapid turnaround as well.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-17-2016
Replies: 75
Views: 14,868
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Sherry has done lens CLA's for me on several...

Sherry has done lens CLA's for me on several occasions. She also replaced aperture blades on a Rigid Summicron. Her work is outstanding. She's definitely 'old school' in terms of communication, she...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-13-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 5,464
Posted By nasmformyzombie
I didn't mention Zeiss, only Leica and Konica. ...

I didn't mention Zeiss, only Leica and Konica. ;)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-13-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 5,464
Posted By nasmformyzombie
If you don't need the f/2 speed of the Summicron,...

If you don't need the f/2 speed of the Summicron, the Elmarit-M 90mm f/2.8 is unsurpassed, especially when factoring cost. The Macro-Elmar-M 90mm f/4 is a fantastic lens but is very pricey. All of...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-19-2016
Replies: 124
Views: 31,120
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Tripod with an SLR? Many times. Tripod with a...

Tripod with an SLR? Many times. Tripod with a rangefinder camera? Almost never.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-18-2016
Replies: 161
Views: 33,740
Posted By nasmformyzombie
I would be interested in specific lenses you own...

I would be interested in specific lenses you own and have determined to be inferior when compared with the Ultron.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-17-2016
Replies: 161
Views: 33,740
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Is there an optical difference in the Ultron 35mm...

Is there an optical difference in the Ultron 35mm LTM version and the M mount version?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-15-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,113
Posted By nasmformyzombie
That's it! When I hold down the focus lock...

That's it! When I hold down the focus lock button and then move the focus tab, it works. Thanks Rob. :o

There was no good reason that the focus on the lens was seized. This lens is built like a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-15-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,113
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Any thoughts on repair? Friday I contacted John...

Any thoughts on repair? Friday I contacted John Van Stelten at Focal Point and he just had nasal surgery and is very backed up. I also contacted Sherry Krauter and she has not responded to my email....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-15-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,113
Posted By nasmformyzombie
I have a rear cap. I also just got my Bessa-T...

I have a rear cap. I also just got my Bessa-T body and mounted the lens on it. No change.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-15-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,113
Posted By nasmformyzombie
The button moves, the focus ring does not. Is...

The button moves, the focus ring does not. Is there some other movement to which you refer?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-15-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,113
Posted By nasmformyzombie
I'm pressing the button and trying to move the...

I'm pressing the button and trying to move the focus ring simultaneously. However, the lens is not mounted on a body, I don't know if this matters.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-15-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,113
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Focus Lock Rigid Summicron

I have a rigid 'Cron that I haven't used in a few years. I took it out today and it seems that the infinity focus lock is stuck in the on position. I don't have an M mount body handy on which to...
Forum: RFF News 06-07-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 4,149
Posted By nasmformyzombie
To the greatest generation I say, Salute!

To the greatest generation I say, Salute!
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-04-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 874
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Problem solved. I checked out the Mozilla...

Problem solved. I checked out the Mozilla website, looked up 'tips and tricks.' Hit the control key with the minus sign until the display is downsized to the proper size. Log out of RFF, log back...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-04-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 874
Posted By nasmformyzombie
I don't have any issues accessing RFF from my...

I don't have any issues accessing RFF from my work computer, nor did I have any issues accessing RFF at home---until a few days ago. I haven't changed anything, same PC, same operating system,...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-04-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 874
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Display Issue With Rangefinder Forum Website

I've attempted four times to email the admins of RFF but the emails keep bouncing (timing out), so here's a thread. For about the past week, when I access the site, the display is way off---fonts...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-08-2009
Replies: 67
Views: 4,624
Posted By nasmformyzombie
If you're buying from KEH save some money and get...

If you're buying from KEH save some money and get a bargain condition body. Their ratings refer to cosmetics only. A KEH bargain body will in no way be an unusable beater.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-11-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,039
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Looks like a photo from the 1950's or 1960's.

Looks like a photo from the 1950's or 1960's.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 08-22-2008
Replies: 2,235
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 252,520
Posted By nasmformyzombie
fgb2 a.k.a. Fred B

Sold an M6 camera to fgb2 (Fred B), quick payment, smooth transaction. Thanks!
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-25-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 2,710
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Prior to the interviewer inquiring about the...

Prior to the interviewer inquiring about the RD-1, the President of Seiko had never heard of the camera. Epson has been distancing itself from the RD-1 from day one. Why would it introduce another...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-09-2007
Replies: 49
Views: 2,713
Posted By nasmformyzombie
M3 hands down.

M3 hands down.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-02-2007
Replies: 66
Views: 2,915
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Agfapan 25, B&W film from the 1970's-1980's.

Agfapan 25, B&W film from the 1970's-1980's.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-01-2007
Replies: 50
Views: 2,198
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Bring back the random gallery!

Bring back the random gallery!
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-21-2007
Replies: 57
Views: 2,806
Posted By nasmformyzombie
As others have said, the Canon 50mm f.95 is more...

As others have said, the Canon 50mm f.95 is more than $400, and it's unwieldy. If you want speed, how about the Canon 50mm f1.2? It's not nearly as large and heavy as the .95, and it's much cheaper....
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-20-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 2,167
Posted By nasmformyzombie
As a volume seller there is no way B&H can...

As a volume seller there is no way B&H can possibly verify everything they sell before it ships. If you want that kind of personal touch you can get it from Tony Rose at Popflash. Also given some...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-04-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,230
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Sherry Krauter has excellent turn around times if...

Sherry Krauter has excellent turn around times if you're in a hurry. And her work is second to none. She gets most of my M work.
Forum: Yashica RF 04-23-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,437
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Repair/CLA in Seattle?

Recently I purchased a Yashica GX and would like to get a CLA. As a relatively rare beast, and with this example a pretty good one, I do not wish to place this camera into the hands of any shipping...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-22-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,376
Posted By nasmformyzombie
I have a black Fed 2, diopter corrected and would...

I have a black Fed 2, diopter corrected and would not think of using it for quick shots. The wind is too slow for me---even if I were to send it to Oleg for "silencing" which I am considering.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-22-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,376
Posted By nasmformyzombie
I wouldn't even think of using my Fed-2 for...

I wouldn't even think of using my Fed-2 for street photos. Ergonomically, there are simply too many faster alternatives.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-21-2007
Replies: 84
Views: 5,036
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Amen. I for one will never set foot in a Walmart...

Amen. I for one will never set foot in a Walmart store, period.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-14-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 2,213
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Just plain....awful.

Just plain....awful.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-13-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 1,474
Posted By nasmformyzombie
I too have had good results with the 1/3 N...

I too have had good results with the 1/3 N lithium in my M6 classic. Raid, I would use only lithium or silver batteries in a camera with a meter. Just a suggestion.
Forum: Yashica RF 04-08-2007
Replies: 53
Views: 10,492
Posted By nasmformyzombie
This is a really crazy price. I've been watching...

This is a really crazy price. I've been watching GX's on eBay for about two to three months. The same seller in the Netherlands has had several black GX's over this time. The auction you refer to...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-02-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 3,479
Posted By nasmformyzombie
The hipster dufus writing style is distracting. ...

The hipster dufus writing style is distracting. But the guy clearly uses the gear he's writing about, so that provides a lot of credibility not always seen in web reviews (remember the idiots on...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-26-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 3,749
Posted By nasmformyzombie
I remember Nick from Kyocera/Contax. I had...

I remember Nick from Kyocera/Contax. I had Nick's phone number when he was employed by Kyocera. Great guy.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-26-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 3,749
Posted By nasmformyzombie
This is the only reason to add a separate diopter...

This is the only reason to add a separate diopter lens on a G1 or a G2 camera. The G2 has built in diopter adjustment ranging from +.3D to -2D. The separate diopter lenses for the G are extremely...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-26-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 3,749
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Larry, I too live in Seattle as you do, and...

Larry, I too live in Seattle as you do, and emailed TOCAD twice within the past year about two different issues and not receive a response either time. First time was about an eyecup for an Aria...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-26-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 3,749
Posted By nasmformyzombie
The G2 has a built in diopter lens, so I think...

The G2 has a built in diopter lens, so I think attaching a diopter would be unusual for this camera. I don't think the G2 eyecup is easily removable---as in doing it by accident. My limited...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-24-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 3,749
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Some prices are flat and falling, especially for...

Some prices are flat and falling, especially for Contax SLR gear and some accessories like flashes and cables. I've seen other Contax accessories---especially black hoods and caps for the G...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-23-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,818
Posted By nasmformyzombie
NEW Zeiss lenses designed for the M mount are...

NEW Zeiss lenses designed for the M mount are available with a factory warranty. Why on earth would you take a USED G lens, send it to Japan for conversion (and to someone not interested in...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-23-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 3,749
Posted By nasmformyzombie
The equipment is still pretty cheap. The...

The equipment is still pretty cheap. The accessories are through the roof.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-23-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 3,749
Posted By nasmformyzombie
Not lost that easily, however, with the camera...

Not lost that easily, however, with the camera out of production, good luck finding a replacement eyecup.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-23-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,064
Posted By nasmformyzombie
As you mention, Red Rock Canyon, as well as Lake...

As you mention, Red Rock Canyon, as well as Lake Mead are within about 25 miles of Vegas. Valley of Fire is about 55-60 miles from Vegas.
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