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Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 12-05-2017
Replies: 1,781
Views: 367,864
Posted By Chris Bail
Thanks Huss. Nope. I donít have a center filter....

Thanks Huss. Nope. I donít have a center filter. There was quite a bit of vignetting until stopped down pretty far.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 11-26-2017
Replies: 1,781
Views: 367,864
Posted By Chris Bail
From our vacation to Scotland this past...

From our vacation to Scotland this past September. I only took along my XPAN, 45 and 90mm lenses, and 20 rolls of film.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4521/26377000179_a6cb369ae0_b.jpg...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-12-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,018
Posted By Chris Bail
I asked Leica NJ for an update today. I was...

I asked Leica NJ for an update today. I was originally told to expect a 12 week turnaround when I sent the camera in this March. Mine is still in line, and they've updated that estimate to 20 weeks....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-18-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,018
Posted By Chris Bail
FYI: My MM is with Leica USA right now for a new...

FYI:

My MM is with Leica USA right now for a new sensor (corrosion). They've had it for 8 weeks, and quoted me 12 week turn around after they processed it.

So, YMMV with regard to turn around time...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-12-2016
Replies: 94
Views: 9,188
Posted By Chris Bail
Nikon S2, Nikkor-S 5cm f1.4, Fuji Neopan...

Nikon S2, Nikkor-S 5cm f1.4, Fuji Neopan 400
https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5569/15011034141_7ac20397d2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oStttt)
2014-9-NikonS2-Nikkor5cm-1p4-3 (https://flic.kr/p/oStttt) by...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-12-2016
Replies: 94
Views: 9,188
Posted By Chris Bail
Nikon S2, W-Nikkor 2.5cm f4, TMAX...

Nikon S2, W-Nikkor 2.5cm f4, TMAX 400
https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7364/27331683895_6bb59b4910_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HDd2pe)
2015-26.Nikon S2.2.5cm f4.TMAX 400.12 (https://flic.kr/p/HDd2pe) by...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-12-2016
Replies: 94
Views: 9,188
Posted By Chris Bail
Nikon S2, Millennium Nikkor-S 50mm f1.4, Eastman...

Nikon S2, Millennium Nikkor-S 50mm f1.4, Eastman 5222
https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8751/16713712618_1f7f66b072_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rsW9sW)
2015-01.Nikon S2.Millennium Nikkor-S 50mm f1.4.Eastman...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-30-2016
Replies: 64
Views: 7,563
Posted By Chris Bail
I'm glad I could participate this year. These...

I'm glad I could participate this year. These were all shot on October 1st of this year.

Kiev 4AM, Helios 103, Expired Arista Premium 100....
Forum: Nikon RF 06-06-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 7,320
Posted By Chris Bail
I like having a hood on these tiny lenses just to...

I like having a hood on these tiny lenses just to keep my index finger out of the picture, but the clip-ons are just too easy to pop off.

I lost my 35/2.5 lens cap the first time I ever tried using...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-30-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 7,750
Posted By Chris Bail
It's dirt. Corrosion shows up as dirt that won't...

It's dirt. Corrosion shows up as dirt that won't clean off with little white halos around it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-06-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 2,078
Posted By Chris Bail
I believe it's likely that she recommends a later...

I believe it's likely that she recommends a later one as it will have had all of the bugs worked out of the earlier numbers (during production internal upgrades.) I know when I had my CL overhauled...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-06-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 2,078
Posted By Chris Bail
That web address should be www.sherrykrauter.com

That web address should be www.sherrykrauter.com
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-02-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,434
Posted By Chris Bail
Sherry can replace th faulty meter, but it isn't...

Sherry can replace th faulty meter, but it isn't cheap. You'll likely pay more for the repair than you did for the camera. My CL had the meter arm replaced and camera overhauled a few years ago and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-01-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 5,264
Posted By Chris Bail
MP with black...

MP with black Griptac

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5744/20959358288_0e55efba80_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xW7c1m)
Leica MP & Canon 50mm f0.95 (https://flic.kr/p/xW7c1m) by Chris Bail...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-29-2016
Replies: 5,249
Views: 787,362
Posted By Chris Bail
My Dad and Mom sitting at the dining...

My Dad and Mom sitting at the dining table.

Summilux 50mm ver.1, M Monochrom, ISO 3200

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1714/25831795130_45f1397dc9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FmEGJ7)
L2414623...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-05-2016
Replies: 124
Views: 13,773
Posted By Chris Bail
Looking forward to putting a few rolls through...

Looking forward to putting a few rolls through the S2 and SP this month. My Black SP is currently on it's way back from getting a DAG overhaul. I'll try to post a photo of what I'll be shooting...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-03-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 876
Posted By Chris Bail
I think that photo shows the camera in the ad vs....

I think that photo shows the camera in the ad vs. an Olympic S3.

Google translate leads me to believe it was "sold in the Nikon S3 that has been converted into professional it was not. " Converted...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-03-2016
Replies: 1,295
Views: 333,761
Posted By Chris Bail
35/2 Asph on the...

35/2 Asph on the MM
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1716/24687491923_51a2f1644a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DBxRft)
L2414177 (https://flic.kr/p/DBxRft) by Chris Bail...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-03-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 876
Posted By Chris Bail
It looks to me like the timer was removed and...

It looks to me like the timer was removed and recovered. There seems to be a weird bump where the timer should be.

I don't have one to compare it to though...just an S2 and SP.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 02-27-2016
Replies: 5,249
Views: 787,362
Posted By Chris Bail
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1716/24687491923_51...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1716/24687491923_51a2f1644a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DBxRft)
L2414177 (https://flic.kr/p/DBxRft) by Chris Bail (https://www.flickr.com/photos/blueone33/), on...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 02-26-2016
Replies: 5,249
Views: 787,362
Posted By Chris Bail
My MM just arrived in the mail the other day. ...

My MM just arrived in the mail the other day. Here are a few of my first shots.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1652/25245346015_1f63b6fb89_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EsQZQt)
L2414099...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-17-2016
Replies: 75
Views: 14,108
Posted By Chris Bail
I can't say, because I don't know. When I got...

I can't say, because I don't know. When I got the camera, the meter needle was sticking at one end, and the film advance jammed on me on the first roll. I chalked it up to vibration in shipping. ...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-17-2016
Replies: 75
Views: 14,108
Posted By Chris Bail
Sherry overhauled my Leica CL a few years ago,...

Sherry overhauled my Leica CL a few years ago, and replaced the meter. It took a while, but I understand that parts are hard to come by for the CL. I had a couple minor issues with the camera after...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-13-2016
Replies: 1,781
Views: 367,864
Posted By Chris Bail
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5725/23852334466_c8...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5725/23852334466_c812f8b7aa_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CkKs2Y)
2015-13-XPAN-45mmf4-Eastman-5222-007 (https://flic.kr/p/CkKs2Y) by Chris Bail...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-07-2016
Replies: 917
Views: 222,832
Posted By Chris Bail
One of my work colleagues. Taken with my Rollei...

One of my work colleagues. Taken with my Rollei 2.8F type 2

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1687/24277408215_3df9ca0653_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CZj4DH)
2015-21.Rolleiflex 2.8C Type 2.Fuji Neopan...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-31-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,070
Posted By Chris Bail
Prices are down at the moment. I've seen the...

Prices are down at the moment. I've seen the same thing
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-28-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 3,011
Posted By Chris Bail
Cameraquest is currently out of stock. I've also...

Cameraquest is currently out of stock. I've also been looking at the GF670, for its lower price and relative availability...albeit in Japan.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-24-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 3,675
Posted By Chris Bail
There were pics up yesterday that seem to have...

There were pics up yesterday that seem to have disappeared. Perhaps the OP will post them again?

It was nice to see pics of these rarities.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-23-2016
Replies: 8,785
Views: 856,876
Posted By Chris Bail
Maybe I'm nuts, but I stumbled upon a new auction...

Maybe I'm nuts, but I stumbled upon a new auction for a ratty looking but functional W-Nikkor C 3.5cm f2.5 (I already have a nice one) for $200 on eBay. It included a filter, rear cap and the...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 01-23-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,628
Posted By Chris Bail
Machining a titanium top and bottom plate would...

Machining a titanium top and bottom plate would be very, very expensive. Titanium billet is not cheap, and very time consuming and difficult to machine.

Aluminum or brass would be a lot cheaper and...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-23-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 3,675
Posted By Chris Bail
I would keep the SP and lens for now. They are...

I would keep the SP and lens for now. They are quite rare, and the market is down at the moment. I bought a well worn original black paint SP in September 2015 for around $2500 from KEH.com. I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-31-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 10,980
Posted By Chris Bail
I get good results at 200 and 400.

I get good results at 200 and 400.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-31-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,077
Posted By Chris Bail
Sounds like a decent price to me. Cost me a...

Sounds like a decent price to me. Cost me a little more for the rough equivalent. $2150 for a brassed modern MP. $800 for a user grade v3 Summicron 35 with lots of paint missing and $150 or so for...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-22-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,146
Posted By Chris Bail
My v3 does this too. Check the rear element...

My v3 does this too. Check the rear element retainer ring. It's probably slightly loose. I haven't bothered sending mine in, as I just turn the aperture ring back into place by hand.
Forum: Nikon RF 12-20-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 4,683
Posted By Chris Bail
You're likely to get a lot of different, and...

You're likely to get a lot of different, and perhaps conflicting advice on this question.

I used to use cheap drugstore ISO 200 color film for testing out new cameras. If you have a place nearby...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-20-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 4,683
Posted By Chris Bail
If all the shutter speeds sound good, and...

If all the shutter speeds sound good, and focusing is smooth (shouldn't have any grinding sounds) and the RF image seems aligned well at infinity, load some film in it and go. I only had my S2...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-19-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 4,683
Posted By Chris Bail
Congratulations on the nice SP. I can...

Congratulations on the nice SP. I can wholeheartedly recommend Don Godberg (dagcamera.com) for Nikon RF's. He overhauled my well used S2 for me. Send him an email. He's not the least expensive,...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-11-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 3,382
Posted By Chris Bail
How can they have intellectual property rights...

How can they have intellectual property rights for a decimal? Particularly one that Canon achieved in this context in 1961? :confused:
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-03-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 8,015
Posted By Chris Bail
I currently use Dwayne's Photo for mail order...

I currently use Dwayne's Photo for mail order development and have been pleased. I just learned that they do not push or pull. Ever. So I'm now also looking for an alternative.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 11-01-2015
Replies: 199
Views: 40,656
Posted By Chris Bail
I saw one for sale on APUG a couple days ago. ...

I saw one for sale on APUG a couple days ago. Not sure if it's still there, though.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-31-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,473
Posted By Chris Bail
It looks to me like the lens is focusing...

It looks to me like the lens is focusing correctly. I would be surprised if it came back from DAG not focusing properly. I've sent him quite a few lenses, and they always come back focusing better...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-14-2015
Replies: 757
Views: 236,568
Posted By Chris Bail
My new-to-me original black paint...

My new-to-me original black paint SP.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/719/21163928630_2f2be553a9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yfbEDd)
This came in the mail yesterday. Original, early black paint Nikon SP...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-14-2015
Replies: 117
Views: 17,835
Posted By Chris Bail
208474 checking in. List...

208474 checking in. List updated.

201196
201287
201312
201400
201445
201453
201622
201761
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-14-2015
Replies: 126
Views: 16,162
Posted By Chris Bail
Alternatively, you can use a 62mm pinch cap on...

Alternatively, you can use a 62mm pinch cap on the hood. That's been my preferred method of keeping the lens capped. I had a spare Minolta branded cap laying around that I got for free.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-11-2015
Replies: 126
Views: 16,162
Posted By Chris Bail
This is also the case with my lens. On the M9,...

This is also the case with my lens. On the M9, it will bring up the 50mm frame lines about halfway when first mounted, then the slightest nudge on the frame selector lever gives me the full 50mm...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-03-2015
Replies: 126
Views: 16,162
Posted By Chris Bail
Thanks! I like that one too.

Thanks! I like that one too.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-03-2015
Replies: 126
Views: 16,162
Posted By Chris Bail
I did what you suggest here. Dialed the coma...

I did what you suggest here. Dialed the coma adjustment in on the M9, then used the same setting on film

Dialed it in at home...
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7314/15831751894_bb72a6bdec_b.jpg...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-21-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 2,856
Posted By Chris Bail
Thanks M. Cary, for including my photo! It's...

Thanks M. Cary, for including my photo! It's very much appreciated.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-15-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,769
Posted By Chris Bail
Have you tried messaging Phil on flickr? (His...

Have you tried messaging Phil on flickr? (His pic is the first you linked to.) He's also active here on RFF, but must not have seen this post yet.

He is "farlymac" here on RFF.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-08-2015
Replies: 8,785
Views: 856,876
Posted By Chris Bail
I bought this original black paint Nikon SP from...

I bought this original black paint Nikon SP from KEH Outlet. I probably spent too much for it, but I've wanted one for a long time. I don't mind the brassing. These were meant to be used.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-06-2015
Replies: 2,106
Views: 386,937
Posted By Chris Bail
I haven't had to attempt that just yet (I have a...

I haven't had to attempt that just yet (I have a 400 ft roll, but am still working my way through a 100 ft roll), but I'm pretty sure it was discussed in this thread a while ago. Also, I don't have...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-17-2015
Replies: 2,106
Views: 386,937
Posted By Chris Bail
Leica MP, Summilux 50mm f1.4 ver.1, ISO...

Leica MP, Summilux 50mm f1.4 ver.1, ISO 200
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7775/17349684011_df5843f1f8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/sr8EAX)
REI (https://flic.kr/p/sr8EAX) by Chris Bail...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-10-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,178
Posted By Chris Bail
Crepuscular Rays are named as such because they...

Crepuscular Rays are named as such because they often appear around twilight, but they don't necessarily need to occur at that time.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-10-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,178
Posted By Chris Bail
Sunbeams are crepuscular rays. Light filtering...

Sunbeams are crepuscular rays. Light filtering through a forest are as well. Interestingly, anticrepuscular rays are opposite when the rays travel all the way to the other horizon and seem to...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-21-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,830
Posted By Chris Bail
Hi Dave, I just used these settings in Vuescan...

Hi Dave,

I just used these settings in Vuescan with good results. I think your file size issue is perhaps related to your scanning dpi. You want to go for the max that the 7600 can handle:

(This...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-21-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,830
Posted By Chris Bail
I can't remember exactly what settings I used...

I can't remember exactly what settings I used last time. I suffered through my Silverfast work-around for a long time before making the switch. I'll scan some frames today and take note of what I...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-20-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,830
Posted By Chris Bail
This happened to me sometimes using Silverfast....

This happened to me sometimes using Silverfast. The symptoms for me were that it wouldn't see the scanner if I didn't do things in perfect order, or allowed the computer to sit long enough for the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-30-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,185
Posted By Chris Bail
I bought a couple of the Lenmar replacement...

I bought a couple of the Lenmar replacement batteries when I still had my RD1. They worked perfectly. They run about $18 each. Check Amazon.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 06-12-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 5,990
Posted By Chris Bail
XPan and Fuji...

XPan and Fuji 90mm
https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7771/17383665602_933f5820c3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/su8Q9s)
Carts (https://flic.kr/p/su8Q9s) by Chris Bail...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-03-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 991
Posted By Chris Bail
Prices for Leicas on shopgoodwill seem to be very...

Prices for Leicas on shopgoodwill seem to be very generous. I don't fully understand it.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-01-2015
Replies: 2,231
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 248,188
Posted By Chris Bail
POSITIVE Seller: CDS Comment: I bought a...

POSITIVE

Seller: CDS

Comment: I bought a Summicron-M 35mm Asph. from Chris and it was just as described. It was well packed and shipped very quickly. Very happy with how things turned out.

P.S....
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-16-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 10,590
Posted By Chris Bail
Nikkor-S 5cm f1.4 and Amedeo...

Nikkor-S 5cm f1.4 and Amedeo adapter
https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7495/15554191314_a07042d474_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pGtibj)
Ellie and Mr. Rabbit (https://flic.kr/p/pGtibj) by Chris Bail...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 05-10-2015
Replies: 1,781
Views: 367,864
Posted By Chris Bail
Thanks John. I took another horizontal picture of...

Thanks John. I took another horizontal picture of the carts, and it didn't work nearly as well.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 05-09-2015
Replies: 1,781
Views: 367,864
Posted By Chris Bail
Ran my first roll through the...

Ran my first roll through the XPan

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7732/17198301890_afb6aef84b_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/scKMYo)
I think they overloaded it (https://flic.kr/p/scKMYo) by Chris Bail...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-25-2015
Replies: 120
Views: 21,682
Posted By Chris Bail
Ms-Optical...

Ms-Optical Sonnetar
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7649/16788178707_6e7a0bc54d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rzvND2)
2014-26.Leica MP.MS-Optical Sonnetar 50mm f1.1.Kodak 400-2TMY.30...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-19-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,466
Posted By Chris Bail
An excellent read. Thanks for sharing, Lynn.

An excellent read. Thanks for sharing, Lynn.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-22-2015
Replies: 2,106
Views: 386,937
Posted By Chris Bail
A couple recent Double X shots that I bulk loaded...

A couple recent Double X shots that I bulk loaded from 100' roll. Both shot with my Nikon S2 and Millennium Nikkor-S 50mm f1.4 rated at ISO 200.

I must admit, that I sent these off to Dwayne's...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-22-2015
Replies: 177
Views: 17,810
Posted By Chris Bail
Another from the same roll as above. Actually...

Another from the same roll as above. Actually taken a little before the start of Nikon RF month.

Nikon S2, Millennium Nikkor-S 50mm f1.4, Eastman Double-X...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-22-2015
Replies: 177
Views: 17,810
Posted By Chris Bail
So...this one was actually taken a little more...

So...this one was actually taken a little more than a month ago, but I just got around to having it developed....so it counts, right?

In any case, I wanted to share it here.

Nikon S2, Millennium...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 03-22-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 6,826
Posted By Chris Bail
Interesting stuff. Thanks for cleaning up my...

Interesting stuff.

Thanks for cleaning up my earlier, messy posts. FWIW, I only figured out the translation trick a few moments after you asked about the translation here. I just knew Chrome will...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 03-22-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 6,826
Posted By Chris Bail
Here's the part about the SP: "Nikon SP ( Nikon...

Here's the part about the SP:

"Nikon SP ( Nikon SP , 1957年released in September, 1964 re-production) - successor to the Nikon S2. However the official opinion of Nikon Nikon S2 successor of Nikon S3...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-22-2015
Replies: 177
Views: 17,810
Posted By Chris Bail
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7635/16895915875_e0...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7635/16895915875_e02fd9c1fb_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rK2Z9p)
2015-03.Nikon S2.Nikkor-S 5cm f1.4.Kodak Hawkeye 400.24 (https://flic.kr/p/rK2Z9p) by Chris Bail...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-22-2015
Replies: 177
Views: 17,810
Posted By Chris Bail
Some more color. My exposure was off on a couple...

Some more color. My exposure was off on a couple of these.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8750/16894583272_af65718517_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rJVa1u)
2015-03.Nikon S2.Nikkor-S 5cm f1.4.Kodak...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-16-2015
Replies: 2,106
Views: 386,937
Posted By Chris Bail
I got my start with some of the FPP loaded 27 exp...

I got my start with some of the FPP loaded 27 exp rolls.

I'm now working my way through 100' that I bought from them and bulk loaded into new reloadables, and have another 400 feet that I've yet...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-11-2015
Replies: 395
Views: 74,086
Posted By Chris Bail
I have 5 Leicas right now. M3 MP CL M8 M9

I have 5 Leicas right now.

M3
MP
CL
M8
M9
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-19-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,325
Posted By Chris Bail
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3494/3953485181_339...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3494/3953485181_33967de49b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/72mDpB)
An Adam West Fan (https://flic.kr/p/72mDpB) by Chris Bail (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-18-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 14,446
Posted By Chris Bail
a few more...

a few more samples.

@f1.1
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7315/16575773822_48f26fed3d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rfKb4Q)
L1010579 (https://flic.kr/p/rfKb4Q) by Chris Bail...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-18-2015
Replies: 177
Views: 17,810
Posted By Chris Bail
I have my S2 , Millennium Nikkor 50, Nikkor-S...

I have my S2 , Millennium Nikkor 50, Nikkor-S 5cm, Nokton-S 50/1.5 and 35/2.5 ready to go. I have about 20 rolls of double-x in new reloadable canisters...I'm just not sure of the best way to load...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-08-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 1,425
Posted By Chris Bail
I always make sure to export at 100% quality,...

I always make sure to export at 100% quality, full size. If I want to "dumb down" the file, I do it in Photoshop by simply making the image size a certain percent smaller than original.

I was...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-08-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 1,425
Posted By Chris Bail
This one looks better to my eye, but it seems the...

This one looks better to my eye, but it seems the banding is still there.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-08-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 1,425
Posted By Chris Bail
These are definitely jpeg artifacts. It can be...

These are definitely jpeg artifacts. It can be fixed in Photoshop, but might be easier to control in lightroom with some settings when you export the jpeg.

Are you seeing the banding when you look...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-08-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 1,425
Posted By Chris Bail
These look like they are banding to me, though...

These look like they are banding to me, though it's subtle. I wouldn't blame the camera. Like Godfrey said, this type of lighting will exaggerate banding.

For what it's worth, A bit of noise...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-08-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 5,983
Posted By Chris Bail
Columbus, Ohio:...

Columbus, Ohio: 2008
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3086/2869433034_114a0d4461_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/5nyAtm)
Badass Vespa (https://flic.kr/p/5nyAtm) by Chris Bail...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-08-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 14,446
Posted By Chris Bail
The lens surely isn't for everyone. It's a bit...

The lens surely isn't for everyone. It's a bit quirky, but I like it. I'd much rather carry this lens around than my Nokton 50/1.1 or Canon...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 11,810
Posted By Chris Bail
I knew I should have bought some on Monday when I...

I knew I should have bought some on Monday when I was browsing the site. I have 30 rolls in the freezer and 100 ft roll of Tri-X, so I don't really NEED anymore right now anyway.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-02-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 14,446
Posted By Chris Bail
Mine showed up today. I like...

Mine showed up today. I like it.

http://chrisbail.smugmug.com/Digital/i-KQWFWT5/0/L/L1010137-L.jpg...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-02-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 14,446
Posted By Chris Bail
Great shots uhoh. I really like what this lens...

Great shots uhoh. I really like what this lens can do.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-24-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 14,446
Posted By Chris Bail
Thanks for sharing this. My Sonnetar is also on...

Thanks for sharing this.

My Sonnetar is also on its way from Japan. :)

I bought a lightly used black chrome version, I believe it's one of the second run of those, as the serial number is in the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-24-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,662
Posted By Chris Bail
I agree with Nigel. I have a mixture of B+W and...

I agree with Nigel. I have a mixture of B+W and Leica filters. Haven't seen any difference between them.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-24-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,060
Posted By Chris Bail
I'm always surprised by the prices that these...

I'm always surprised by the prices that these sorts of things end up selling for on shopgoodwill. The bigger name stuff tends to always get top dollar, for items in unknown states of disrepair. I'm...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-24-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,662
Posted By Chris Bail
Nice shots Andrew. My only advice is to get some...

Nice shots Andrew. My only advice is to get some UV/IR filters if you intend to shoot color. I've been very happy with my M8 overall, but the IR problem is real. Before I got filters, I would just...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-24-2015
Replies: 8,785
Views: 856,876
Posted By Chris Bail
I bought this "Lika" wooden toy camera. I saw one...

I bought this "Lika" wooden toy camera. I saw one while searching for pretend cameras for my young son, and saw a picture of one of these. did a quick search and found one up for auction on eBay. I...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-24-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,060
Posted By Chris Bail
It's a good thing that it "powers on". ...

It's a good thing that it "powers on". :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-23-2015
Replies: 8,785
Views: 856,876
Posted By Chris Bail
I saw the Sonnetar 50/1.1 on the classifieds...

I saw the Sonnetar 50/1.1 on the classifieds here, decided I'd rather have one in black, instead of the chrome that was for sale...So I went over to eBay and found one that was on an actual auction...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-17-2015
Replies: 68
Views: 18,155
Posted By Chris Bail
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8350/8277190859_33e...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8350/8277190859_33e718e957_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/dBqLte)
L1013149 (https://flic.kr/p/dBqLte) by Chris Bail (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-15-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,331
Posted By Chris Bail
I stopped reading after "buttery smooth...

I stopped reading after "buttery smooth release".
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-13-2015
Replies: 8,785
Views: 856,876
Posted By Chris Bail
Just pulled the trigger on a Nikon S-Mount Nokton...

Just pulled the trigger on a Nikon S-Mount Nokton 50mm f1.5. Saw it for what I thought was a reasonable price on eBay and decided I'd give it a try.

I understand they only made 700 of them.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-11-2015
Replies: 143
Views: 42,034
Posted By Chris Bail
I love my M9, but considering all factors, I have...

I love my M9, but considering all factors, I have to say the M8 is the best value. My R-D1 was a wonderful camera as well, but availability of parts and service would be a concern.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-10-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 9,334
Posted By Chris Bail
I'll be eagerly waiting to see a tutorial on...

I'll be eagerly waiting to see a tutorial on this. I just checked my 50/1.2 and a slight haze has reappeared after sending the lens for an overhaul a year or so ago (to remove the same haze.)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-09-2015
Replies: 121
Views: 35,557
Posted By Chris Bail
I voted M9. Having never tried the 240 or MM. I...

I voted M9. Having never tried the 240 or MM.

I had an R-D1 that was nice, but ended up selling it when Epson stopped supporting them.
Still have an M8 that I've really liked, but I like my new M9...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-09-2015
Replies: 1,501
Views: 194,053
Posted By Chris Bail
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7495/15554191314_e1...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7495/15554191314_e15ef8f454_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pGtibj)
Ellie and Mr. Rabbit (https://flic.kr/p/pGtibj) by Chris Bail...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-09-2015
Replies: 1,819
Views: 289,742
Posted By Chris Bail
M9 w/ Nikkor-S.C. 5cm f1.4 and Amedeo...

M9 w/ Nikkor-S.C. 5cm f1.4 and Amedeo Adapter
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7495/15554191314_e15ef8f454_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pGtibj)
Ellie and Mr. Rabbit (https://flic.kr/p/pGtibj) by Chris Bail...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-04-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 5,682
Posted By Chris Bail
+1 for the Luigi easy access case and M-Mate...

+1 for the Luigi easy access case and M-Mate bottom plate. I have this on my new M9 (It came with both), and it is extremely convenient. You really never need to take the case or bottom plate off.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-02-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 3,850
Posted By Chris Bail
I second smugmug. Though they are $40/year for...

I second smugmug. Though they are $40/year for their cheapest plan.

You can make password protected albums, or just unviewable (to the public) albums that anyone can see that has the direct link. ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-02-2015
Replies: 5,550
Views: 950,945
Posted By Chris Bail
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8617/15989218970_2f...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8617/15989218970_2f5d81f6e8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qmUVK9)
L1009795 (https://flic.kr/p/qmUVK9) by Chris Bail (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-02-2015
Replies: 2,404
Views: 347,953
Posted By Chris Bail
Just got my reply from The Book Depository. They...

Just got my reply from The Book Depository.

They told me to keep all 5 copies they sent me. Expect a couple to show up in the classifieds here. :)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-02-2015
Replies: 291
Views: 76,028
Posted By Chris Bail
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8608/15861608437_7b...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8608/15861608437_7b2fc792ef_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qaCTzx)
2014-14, Leica MP, CV 35mm f1.4, Fuji Neopan 400 - 19 (https://flic.kr/p/qaCTzx) by Chris Bail...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-01-2015
Replies: 2,404
Views: 347,953
Posted By Chris Bail
I just received my copy of The Decisive Moment...

I just received my copy of The Decisive Moment from The Book Depository, based in London. I ordered on 12/17, it was shipped on 12/22, and received the book on 12/31.

They show the book as still...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-31-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 5,395
Posted By Chris Bail
My main camera bag is an "Army" green Timbuk2...

My main camera bag is an "Army" green Timbuk2 small messenger with the Snoop camera insert. I carry this one nearly every day.

These days when I go out with the family, its a gray Timbuk2 Stork...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-30-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,707
Posted By Chris Bail
I have one of the more expensive versions on my...

I have one of the more expensive versions on my M3. I think I got it from Popflash rather than Cameraquest, simply because they had them in stock at the time. Mine is well made, and fits...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-29-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 9,519
Posted By Chris Bail
There are plenty of nice M's coming through the...

There are plenty of nice M's coming through the classifieds, as well as an ad just posted for an nice looking M-Rokkor 40/2 that is nearly identical to the Summicron-C. I have both, and can't tell a...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-28-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 5,682
Posted By Chris Bail
I have an Arte Di Mano case for my M8. The one...

I have an Arte Di Mano case for my M8. The one with a small bump on the front for extra grip, and one in the back corner to act like a "Thumb's Up".

It's lovely. A definite improvement in...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-26-2014
Replies: 144
Views: 34,754
Posted By Chris Bail
What a nice gift! I answered "Because I wanted...

What a nice gift!

I answered "Because I wanted one".

I like shooting rangefinders, and sometimes it makes sense to have the instant gratification that digital provides. To that end, I bought a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-26-2014
Replies: 1,295
Views: 333,761
Posted By Chris Bail
The Titanic as a Children's play...

The Titanic as a Children's play slide
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8644/15440476023_e9f145d9a3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pwqtzR)
2014-15, Leica MP, Summicron 35mm f2 v3, Arista Premium 100 - 22...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-26-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,945
Posted By Chris Bail
Best of luck!

Best of luck!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-24-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,059
Posted By Chris Bail
Check out the help page on...

Check out the help page on cameraleather.com

http://www.cameraleather.com/leica_m/vulcanite.htm
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-23-2014
Replies: 8,785
Views: 856,876
Posted By Chris Bail
I just bought an M9. Complete with Leicatime...

I just bought an M9. Complete with Leicatime half case and strap, quick access bottom plate and more.

I'm excited.
Forum: Nikon RF 12-23-2014
Replies: 757
Views: 236,568
Posted By Chris Bail
Nikon S2. I had the camera and lens overhauled...

Nikon S2. I had the camera and lens overhauled by DAG after I got them earlier this year. I'll be ready for the next Nikon RF...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-17-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 9,953
Posted By Chris Bail
I paid $88 or 71 Euro for mine with worldwide...

I paid $88 or 71 Euro for mine with worldwide delivery...is the difference the VAT I wonder? No VAT on my end.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-17-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 9,953
Posted By Chris Bail
I just placed an order with TBD as well. Even...

I just placed an order with TBD as well. Even shipping it from Europe, it will surely get here before the end of February. I suppose I will also be canceling my Amazon preorder.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-16-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 9,723
Posted By Chris Bail
Thanks for the tip. I'll try that, and see what...

Thanks for the tip.

I'll try that, and see what happens.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-16-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 9,723
Posted By Chris Bail
I edited the second pic further and update the...

I edited the second pic further and update the link, using the burn tool in PS to bring out more of the highlight detail in the bridge.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-16-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 9,723
Posted By Chris Bail
Thanks for your input. I was just trying add to...

Thanks for your input.

I was just trying add to this older thread a couple example pics of the inversion method, and how the highlight detail is better.

I understand using the gradation curves in...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-16-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 9,723
Posted By Chris Bail
I found this thread when doing a google search...

I found this thread when doing a google search trying to figure out the same problem...good looking contrasty negatives that end up with blown highlights no matter what options I choose.

I am using...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-15-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 20,938
Posted By Chris Bail
Another. This time with a 43mm UV/IR cut filter...

Another. This time with a 43mm UV/IR cut filter on the M8.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8603/15846659507_d6a75c46bc_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/q9jgMn)
Ellie in the Kitchen...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 12-13-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 9,036
Posted By Chris Bail
Maybe the market for this particular lens is down...

Maybe the market for this particular lens is down at the moment.

I paid $400 for one on the classifieds here a year or so ago with nice glass but a lot of paint wear, after scoring a v3 summicron...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-12-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 5,954
Posted By Chris Bail
That's funny... When i forwarded the link, the...

That's funny...


When i forwarded the link, the only had the slightly nicer one left. I bought the slightly less nice one.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-12-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 5,954
Posted By Chris Bail
You'll end up paying just over $150

You'll end up paying just over $150
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-12-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 5,954
Posted By Chris Bail
There's one more I think,...

There's one more I think, Raid.

https://www.keh.com/287604/leica-m-magnif-1-25x
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-12-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 5,954
Posted By Chris Bail
Not tonight. :) There's always tomorrow though.

Not tonight. :)

There's always tomorrow though.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-12-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 5,954
Posted By Chris Bail
I bought one of the other 1.25 Magnifiers for...

I bought one of the other 1.25 Magnifiers for $149.30 total. Also fat & happy.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-11-2014
Replies: 1,350
Views: 322,466
Posted By Chris Bail
adietrich: That's a Derby player if I've ever...

adietrich: That's a Derby player if I've ever seen one.

I retired as Derby referee a couple years ago, and my wife retired from playing, after 6 years, just about a year ago. It's nice to see the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-11-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 20,938
Posted By Chris Bail
One of my first shots through my 1959 type 1...

One of my first shots through my 1959 type 1 Pre-Aspherical Summilux 50

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7530/15814915009_22655a3b90_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/q6vzfr)
Ellie in the mud room...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-11-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,433
Posted By Chris Bail
I have had one of their cases on my M8 for the...

I have had one of their cases on my M8 for the past 3 years. I've not had any issues with the snaps. In fact the little bit of material that covers the snaps is still present on the backs of all my...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 12-10-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2,141
Posted By Chris Bail
Keep an eye on eBay. I found mine there not...

Keep an eye on eBay. I found mine there not terribly long ago, and there were a couple others available from different sellers at the same time. I don't believe there are any at the moment that...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-09-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 5,888
Posted By Chris Bail
I voted optics, but really it's both. I want a...

I voted optics, but really it's both.

I want a body that's easy to handle and good glass on the front of it...in terms of my Leica RF's, that doesn't necessarily mean Leica lenses. I have some...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-25-2014
Replies: 198
Views: 28,500
Posted By Chris Bail
My sister and niece, taken in her living room at...

My sister and niece, taken in her living room at my last visit.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3921/14906980241_2e6db1212b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oHhaSH)
Becky and June (https://flic.kr/p/oHhaSH)...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-23-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 22,407
Posted By Chris Bail
w/ Amedeo adapter on Leica...

w/ Amedeo adapter on Leica MP

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5571/14991101036_65ec6588a0_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oQHj4f)
#8-MP-AristaPremium400-MillenniumNikkor-S50f1p4-006...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-18-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 8,676
Posted By Chris Bail
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4040/5075225636_7a8...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4040/5075225636_7a8ca5d04a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/8JtRLh)
Pike Place (https://flic.kr/p/8JtRLh) by Chris Bail (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-11-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 26,532
Posted By Chris Bail
Some really lovely pictures here. A couple more...

Some really lovely pictures here.

A couple more recent ones with mine:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3680/11059845685_1ddf52403c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/hRjANz)
Goodwill - East Ohio St...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-09-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,995
Posted By Chris Bail
Nice info Mackinaw...but did you mean that the OP...

Nice info Mackinaw...but did you mean that the OP had the 18,320th made? or is the 1 at the beginning of the SN just a placeholder?

I have #17743.
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-09-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 10,648
Posted By Chris Bail
Grew up when there was nothing but film, but...

Grew up when there was nothing but film, but didn't get serious until I bought my first DSLR. Gave that up a few years ago for the RF experience and bought a CL, then M8, then RD1, etc, etc ad...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-07-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,898
Posted By Chris Bail
Time to load up the Kiev 4! Or maybe the Moscow...

Time to load up the Kiev 4! Or maybe the Moscow 5. Now I'm kind of glad the Kiev didn't sell when I had it in the classifieds a while ago.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-28-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,283
Posted By Chris Bail
I just use a small Moleskin notebook and number...

I just use a small Moleskin notebook and number my rolls with tape. That way when I develop, I can match the roll to whatever camera lens, etc, and keep track of it all.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-26-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By Chris Bail
IIRC, The W-Nikkor 35/ 2.5 has the same focus...

IIRC, The W-Nikkor 35/ 2.5 has the same focus throw. I have used both lenses with the Amedeo adapter
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-26-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By Chris Bail
I agree with furcafe. It does turn opposite to...

I agree with furcafe. It does turn opposite to the direction of native mount lenses, but I've never been bothered by it. Frankly I don't even notice that fact while I'm using the lens.

I've seen...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-17-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 18,685
Posted By Chris Bail
I too, love this...

I too, love this lens.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5200/7367386174_e789ce5ff2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ce2Mey)
L1012867 (https://flic.kr/p/ce2Mey) by Chris Bail...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 09-15-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 9,953
Posted By Chris Bail
Amazon said when I preordered yesterday that the...

Amazon said when I preordered yesterday that the release date is October 31st.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 09-14-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 9,953
Posted By Chris Bail
Thanks for the heads up! I just pre-ordered my...

Thanks for the heads up!

I just pre-ordered my copy. I could never justify spending the money for an original copy, even in not-so-hot condition.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-09-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 821
Posted By Chris Bail
Nice first post. Have a link to anymore of your...

Nice first post.

Have a link to anymore of your photos?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-07-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,058
Posted By Chris Bail
Personally, I'd take the M6 and the M2 and leave...

Personally, I'd take the M6 and the M2 and leave the digital at home, unless you are planning on uploading photos from the road. Neither the M6 or M2 need worry about a charger or cables... Just...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-28-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 773
Posted By Chris Bail
I got my S2 overhauled by DAG earlier this year. ...

I got my S2 overhauled by DAG earlier this year. As always, I've been really happy with the results.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-25-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 4,190
Posted By Chris Bail
Just sent over my request. Sounds like a good...

Just sent over my request. Sounds like a good time to me.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-18-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 877
Posted By Chris Bail
I had one of these that the semi silvered mirror...

I had one of these that the semi silvered mirror came unglued. I ended up fixing it myself. The top cover is easy to take off it you have the right size screw drivers. This should at least give you a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-31-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 7,686
Posted By Chris Bail
Thanks. The top and bottom picture are actually...

Thanks. The top and bottom picture are actually the same car. I replaced the mirrors and running boards amongst other things.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-30-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 7,686
Posted By Chris Bail
This one is...

This one is mine

https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6221/6307869608_83eeb48595_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/aBptSy)
Cosina CX-1 Test Roll 5 (https://flic.kr/p/aBptSy) by Chris Bail...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-22-2014
Replies: 240
Views: 157,138
Posted By Chris Bail
I voted North America, though I supposed if one...

I voted North America, though I supposed if one wanted to argue semantics, I'm actually "from" Europe. Born in Germany to American parents and lived there for 6 years. Another 29 in the US, less an...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-15-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,979
Posted By Chris Bail
+1 on what Dez says. The Griptac I received...

+1 on what Dez says. The Griptac I received seems to be the same thickness as the "sharkskin" covering that came off of my 2003 MP (and what is on my M8). I believe the original MP covering is...
Forum: RFF News 04-30-2014
Replies: 269
Views: 131,605
Posted By Chris Bail
I am glad there will not be a "Like" button. ...

I am glad there will not be a "Like" button. Thank you for that. It's a meaningless click that does nothing to enhance the conversation. I recently saw people "Like" my cousin's post on the big...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-29-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 3,030
Posted By Chris Bail
You may like the handling if the big Nokton lens...

You may like the handling if the big Nokton lens then. I quite enjoy the SLR-like focusing and handling of the 35/1.2, just not the weight when carrying it around on a walk or in the bag.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-29-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 3,030
Posted By Chris Bail
I don't have the V4 summicron, but I do have a...

I don't have the V4 summicron, but I do have a V3, and the Nokton 35/1.2. The 35/1.2 is really, really nice, and great when I need the extra speed. It's also a big, heavy beast.

If you're looking...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-27-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,616
Posted By Chris Bail
I think it looks pretty good. Perhaps the name...

I think it looks pretty good.

Perhaps the name of the business is referenced too often on the individual pages. Some more of those can be converted to "we" without any loss to the content, with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-27-2014
Replies: 2,106
Views: 386,937
Posted By Chris Bail
I put a roll of Double-X through my new MP. All...

I put a roll of Double-X through my new MP. All exposed at ISO 200, developed in D-76 stock solution

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7367/14007311333_9a224016e1_b.jpg
...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-23-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,682
Posted By Chris Bail
I'm not an expert on the Summarit, but I wouldn't...

I'm not an expert on the Summarit, but I wouldn't worry too much about a small amount of dust inside. I'd be more concerned about contrast-robbing haze or scratches, particularly to the rear element.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-23-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,682
Posted By Chris Bail
If the shutter fires correctly at all speeds,...

If the shutter fires correctly at all speeds, film winder works properly, and the RF images line up at infinity, it may not need anything but a roll of film put in it. I'd take a good look at the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-23-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,682
Posted By Chris Bail
Check eBay sold listings or KEH.com for current...

Check eBay sold listings or KEH.com for current values. Factor in a couple hundred $ for a CLA when making an offer. I'd consider the meter a freebie unless you're sure it's accurate.
My $0.02
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-19-2014
Replies: 242
Views: 40,700
Posted By Chris Bail
This was my first time ordering from Morgan, so I...

This was my first time ordering from Morgan, so I don't have much to compare to. The Griptac was at least as thick as the 400 grit sandpaper covering that came on my MP. I would hazard to say it...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-19-2014
Replies: 242
Views: 40,700
Posted By Chris Bail
As I understand it, yes. The adhesive is already...

As I understand it, yes. The adhesive is already on the back of the leather when the kit arrives.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-19-2014
Replies: 242
Views: 40,700
Posted By Chris Bail
The finished...

The finished product.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7430/13918120452_a5f8fb3235_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ncU1j1)
Leica MP w/ Griptac (https://flic.kr/p/ncU1j1) by Chris Bail...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-19-2014
Replies: 242
Views: 40,700
Posted By Chris Bail
I ordered a Griptac kit for my MP on Tuesday. I...

I ordered a Griptac kit for my MP on Tuesday. I sent a message asking if he needed any additional info about the camera. He responded to my email right away. The kit arrived Friday, and I...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-17-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 618
Posted By Chris Bail
I'm ready to sneeze just looking at this... Nice...

I'm ready to sneeze just looking at this...

Nice photo though.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-16-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,318
Posted By Chris Bail
That bag looks awesome. I use a Timbuk2 small...

That bag looks awesome. I use a Timbuk2 small messenger with the camera insert as my every day bag. I've always been very happy.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-15-2014
Replies: 8,785
Views: 856,876
Posted By Chris Bail
Placed an order today for a Black Griptac kit for...

Placed an order today for a Black Griptac kit for my MP. I can't stand the factory covering, and don't want a case on this camera.
Forum: Nikon RF 04-14-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,207
Posted By Chris Bail
I can say that the zoom finder is odd...It looks...

I can say that the zoom finder is odd...It looks to be a Nikon knockoff, but period correct. I just sold one here that looked identical, but was a "Magnon Zom Finder", where yours is a "Manon Zoom...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-14-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 4,382
Posted By Chris Bail
In my biased opinion, that looks to be a fair...

In my biased opinion, that looks to be a fair price.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-14-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 4,382
Posted By Chris Bail
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost-classifi...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost-classifieds/showproduct.php/product/43146/title/reducedr-d1-2c-leica-cl-2c-iiia-and-canon-ltm/cat/3
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-14-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 4,382
Posted By Chris Bail
The one for $850 is still available here. :D

The one for $850 is still available here. :D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-11-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,230
Posted By Chris Bail
What Jan said. I would shoot 5 year expired ISO...

What Jan said. I would shoot 5 year expired ISO 100 film at the rated speed and develop as normal.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-11-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,230
Posted By Chris Bail
How expired is it?

How expired is it?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-11-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,838
Posted By Chris Bail
NEX-5, Jupier 9, Black version from...

NEX-5, Jupier 9, Black version from 1987
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5145/5610472914_6b600a07d8_b.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/blueone33/5610472914/)
I want that toe...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-10-2014
Replies: 8,785
Views: 856,876
Posted By Chris Bail
A 100ft bulk roll of Tri-X from eBay. Paid $50,...

A 100ft bulk roll of Tri-X from eBay. Paid $50, not knowing the expiration date, and it turns out that it's fresh...dated 2/16. :D
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-09-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,667
Posted By Chris Bail
To clarify my earlier post. If someone adds one...

To clarify my earlier post. If someone adds one of my photos as a favorite, or starts following me, I'll check out their photos.

If they have nice photos that I'd be interested seeing regularly,...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-09-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,667
Posted By Chris Bail
I block creepy followers and anyone with no...

I block creepy followers and anyone with no photos to share.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-08-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,037
Posted By Chris Bail
I have one of these Op/Tech Super Pro Straps on...

I have one of these Op/Tech Super Pro Straps on my Flexaret V. It's the same one I used to have on my Pentax 6x7.

http://optechusa.com/straps/super-pro-strap.html
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-06-2014
Replies: 93
Views: 17,736
Posted By Chris Bail
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5052/5462262387_d6d...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5052/5462262387_d6d0a4e580_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/9jFwiH)
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-04-2014
Replies: 1,711
Views: 435,540
Posted By Chris Bail
Thanks, le-elain.

Thanks, le-elain.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-03-2014
Replies: 939
Views: 187,415
Posted By Chris Bail
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7459/13450568543_64...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7459/13450568543_64d33f40d8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/muzFqc)
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-03-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 4,092
Posted By Chris Bail
Not that I know of... at the moment anyway. ...

Not that I know of... at the moment anyway. There are couple 50/1.4's for sale in the classifieds. I'm not sure I'll ever sell my 50/1.2...

You can of course find them all over eBay, but I'd want...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-02-2014
Replies: 1,711
Views: 435,540
Posted By Chris Bail
R-D1, Voigtlander Noktom Classic 35mm...

R-D1, Voigtlander Noktom Classic 35mm f1.4
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7307/11141616564_81531ff7b9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/hYxGrj)

R-D1, Leica Summicron-C 40mm...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-02-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 4,092
Posted By Chris Bail
Thanks uhoh007. I also think the 1.2 bokeh is...

Thanks uhoh007. I also think the 1.2 bokeh is nice.

maybe this will be a good comparison?

1.4 wide open on the R-D1 ISO 1600
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8244/8542126877_798b2d24b7_c.jpg...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-02-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 4,092
Posted By Chris Bail
Looking through my old photos, I realize just how...

Looking through my old photos, I realize just how crappy I am at noting what lens I took shots with when importing into Lightroom...

Here are a few samples that I know were taken with the Canon...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-02-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,115
Posted By Chris Bail
I can't speak to the XE2 or Oly, as I've not used...

I can't speak to the XE2 or Oly, as I've not used either. The X100 I have is an awesome camera.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-02-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 3,851
Posted By Chris Bail
It depends. Leica M8 - 2 is enough for me Fuji...

It depends.

Leica M8 - 2 is enough for me
Fuji X100 - 2, though I think I should have 3
Sony NEX 5 - never needed more than 1
Epson R-D1 - 4 (was 5 but one won't hold a charge and got...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-01-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 2,518
Posted By Chris Bail
Thanks Tony!

Thanks Tony!
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-01-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 18,796
Posted By Chris Bail
It's my understanding that Epson is no longer...

It's my understanding that Epson is no longer servicing the R-D1, but will continue to service the newer R-D1s, x for a while yet. This was already the case when I bought the camera, I think. It...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-01-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 4,092
Posted By Chris Bail
Search eBay "sold" listings. That will give you...

Search eBay "sold" listings. That will give you an accurate picture of what the market is commanding for these lenses. I know the 1.4 is selling for around $300-$350 currently. The 1.2 is a bit more...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-01-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 4,092
Posted By Chris Bail
Like uhoh007, I have both of these lenses. The...

Like uhoh007, I have both of these lenses. The 1.4 is technically a better lens. Sharper wide open, nearly as fast, smaller in size and cheaper. However, I am keeping the 1.2 for its interesting...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-01-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 3,166
Posted By Chris Bail
I believe so...they still appear on his website...

I believe so...they still appear on his website with pricing indicated, and my email to him for help adjusting the fit was only a couple of weeks ago.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-01-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 2,518
Posted By Chris Bail
Thanks for the mention, Johnny.

Thanks for the mention, Johnny.
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