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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 5 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,244
Posted By Mudman
Curious how this turned out

Curious how this turned out
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 6 Days Ago
Replies: 787
Views: 181,612
Posted By Mudman
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Acadia National Park, ME. Hasselblad 500cm, I think this is with the 50mm distagon
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 6 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By Mudman
It could be that the lens is just slightly off...

It could be that the lens is just slightly off one way and your rangefinder on the digital M the other. You could always send both to DAG and have them adjusted to work with each other better.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 6 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By Mudman
I live 4 hrs north of NYC. My usual go to is in...

I live 4 hrs north of NYC. My usual go to is in Albany.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By Mudman
I was going to Monday, but Kansas just got put on...

I was going to Monday, but Kansas just got put on lockdown as well. Millers is closed, I’m betting Dwayne’s is now too.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 556
Views: 52,581
Posted By Mudman
Thanks Maggie! He’s growing fast....

Thanks Maggie! He’s growing fast.

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And he lost the cord today!...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 1 Week Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 16,908
Posted By Mudman
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Just got the 35mm f1.7 ultron ltm. Here it is wide open with my newborn son.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By Mudman
Not on Friday but it sounds like m-th. Will call...

Not on Friday but it sounds like m-th. Will call nect week
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By Mudman
Where though in the midwest?

Where though in the midwest?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By Mudman
Any film labs open near NY?

I live upstate, and my local lab in Albany is shut for at least another month. Any leads? I'm afraid of the backlog if I go that long. Yes I could develop b&w at home, but the minerals in my well...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 943
Posted By Mudman
I've got the 50mm v3 m and the 80's 50mm R. I'd...

I've got the 50mm v3 m and the 80's 50mm R. I'd say they're very comparable.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 556
Views: 52,581
Posted By Mudman
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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,244
Posted By Mudman
That's a bold move cotton. My local repairman...

That's a bold move cotton. My local repairman would have fixed it properly for about $115 plus shipping. Now that you've taken it apart, double that if you muck it up.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,379
Posted By Mudman
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Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 2,749
Posted By Mudman
About 2/3rds through the roll. Spent a 4.5 days...

About 2/3rds through the roll. Spent a 4.5 days at the hospital, took my leicas since I know them better. Can’t wait to see how everything comes out though
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,540
Views: 316,396
Posted By Mudman
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Leica R8, tri-x, 50mm summicron r
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,379
Posted By Mudman
Hope it works out! I brought the V3 to the...

Hope it works out!


I brought the V3 to the hospital last week for my son’s birth. Beyond pleased with how the shots came out.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 2,908
Posted By Mudman
Oof. Yeah it was a surreal time to be there.

Oof. Yeah it was a surreal time to be there.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 187
Views: 12,326
Posted By Mudman
Thank you! Brought my leicas with me for the big...

Thank you! Brought my leicas with me for the big day. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200319/8facc75f1087a1cefa21eda19fb6ad5b.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 2,908
Posted By Mudman
Just about done with the roll. Can’t wait...

Just about done with the roll. Can’t wait to see what I got at the hospital last week.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 187
Views: 12,326
Posted By Mudman
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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 2,908
Posted By Mudman
Ebay rant. Found a 35mm Elmarit R for a good...

Ebay rant. Found a 35mm Elmarit R for a good price. Showed up with the front element separating :(. Why wouldn't someone add that description??

Hunt continues for a wide to complete the system
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 2,908
Posted By Mudman
Thanks Huss!

Thanks Huss!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 2,908
Posted By Mudman
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Can’t wait to see the film shots from this week! Baby Seamus made his debut. The 100mm macro worked great on the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,379
Posted By Mudman
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 187
Views: 12,326
Posted By Mudman
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Nikon d750, 70-200mm f2.8 vr ii
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By Mudman
It's worse when you misload and hit that 39th...

It's worse when you misload and hit that 39th frame, lol
Forum: Nikon RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 2,749
Posted By Mudman
Is that a repaint?

Is that a repaint?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 2,908
Posted By Mudman
Sadly if I'm spending that much on a lens, it...

Sadly if I'm spending that much on a lens, it will be for my M. The R is fun, but the M pays the bills.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 2,908
Posted By Mudman
I've had a chance to scan and edit my shots from...

I've had a chance to scan and edit my shots from R8. Very impressed with it and the R glass. The 100mm macro is a beautiful lens, and the Summicron 50 is no slouch. How are the 28mm Elmarit or 35mm...
Forum: RFF Polls 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 3,784
Posted By Mudman
I always use a hood if I have one. Dropped a...

I always use a hood if I have one. Dropped a lens on assignment once. Lenshood broke, lens didn't. I superglued the hood back together about 3 years ago now, still works!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3,209
Views: 503,596
Posted By Mudman
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Leica M, 50mm summicron v3 @ f8, iso 200, 1/750th
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By Mudman
A shame to have bricked a brick's cousin. Hope...

A shame to have bricked a brick's cousin. Hope you get it running!
Forum: Nikon RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 2,749
Posted By Mudman
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It’s back after a long overdue cla. Loaded Tri-x and giving it a shot.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,093
Views: 193,408
Posted By Mudman
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Nikon f2as, and either an 85mm f2 ais or the original nikkor s. c. 50mm f1.4, I can’t remember. Ilford fp4 plus.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-01-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 2,908
Posted By Mudman
Huss is that the Nikon D850 as a scanner?

Huss is that the Nikon D850 as a scanner?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-01-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 2,908
Posted By Mudman
Thanks Helen! I'm really enjoying looking through...

Thanks Helen! I'm really enjoying looking through the scans.

The Summicron's rendering is exactly what I was hoping for so far....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-29-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 2,908
Posted By Mudman
A few more from the first couple of rolls....

A few more from the first couple of rolls....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-29-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 2,908
Posted By Mudman
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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-28-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 2,908
Posted By Mudman
Should have the film back tomorrow! Talked to the...

Should have the film back tomorrow! Talked to the lab, everything looked good, no scratches, good exposures.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-27-2020
Replies: 183
Views: 7,804
Posted By Mudman
I've owned the F, F2, and F3. The only one I kept...

I've owned the F, F2, and F3. The only one I kept is the F3.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-27-2020
Replies: 36
Views: 3,587
Posted By Mudman
That's good to know Ko.Fe. Regardless of if HK is...

That's good to know Ko.Fe. Regardless of if HK is faster for you, Minimum 2 week wait before shipping means I wouldn't have it in time.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-27-2020
Replies: 36
Views: 3,587
Posted By Mudman
Well scratch me getting the lens :(. The seller...

Well scratch me getting the lens :(. The seller isn't from the US, they're in Hong Kong, and are backordered, not 5 in stock. Frustrated and hoping I get my money back sooner rather than later. Very...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-25-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 2,908
Posted By Mudman
I've sent the first two rolls off to be...

I've sent the first two rolls off to be developed. Can't wait to get them back and see how the camera did!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-24-2020
Replies: 36
Views: 3,587
Posted By Mudman
Thanks Doug! I will. The labor rooms are tiny, I...

Thanks Doug! I will. The labor rooms are tiny, I figured this would be a great one to have for in there, and for my wedding photography as well.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-23-2020
Replies: 36
Views: 3,587
Posted By Mudman
I just ordered one from hopefully a US seller in...

I just ordered one from hopefully a US seller in NJ. Their feedback seems to be hit or miss on shipping, but it said they had 5 in stock. Hoping that it gets here ASAP, my son is due March 20th, and...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-21-2020
Replies: 62
Views: 2,749
Posted By Mudman
Awesome. My S2 is getting cla'd and should be...

Awesome. My S2 is getting cla'd and should be done next week.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-19-2020
Replies: 20
Views: 917
Posted By Mudman
I thought the zeiss had a wonderful viewfinder,...

I thought the zeiss had a wonderful viewfinder, but the film advance felt like it had rocks in it and the shutter sound wasn't as quiet or pleasant as the m6. I never owned one however, just played...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-18-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 2,908
Posted By Mudman
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The 50 showed up today! Both it and the r4s look pretty much mint. If it was shot a lot, it was done carefully. Not...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-18-2020
Replies: 80
Views: 7,967
Posted By Mudman
My S2 and black 1.4 are at the repairman. Finally...

My S2 and black 1.4 are at the repairman. Finally got tired of the creaky focusing noise and the 1/30th and below being finicky.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-17-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 2,908
Posted By Mudman
That was always my thought as well. Product...

That was always my thought as well. Product photos don't do it justice. I can't wait to drop off my film and see how the first roll came out.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-16-2020
Replies: 79
Views: 3,080
Posted By Mudman
I've been completely happy with my M(240). Great...

I've been completely happy with my M(240). Great upgrade for me from an M8. If you can find one for $2k used, I'd still pick it over an M10.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-14-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 2,908
Posted By Mudman
I am curious to compare it to the R4s that is...

I am curious to compare it to the R4s that is attached to the 50mm Summicron I just bought. I basically got both the R8 and the R4s for free give the prices I paid for the lenses.

I have a wide...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-14-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 2,908
Posted By Mudman
The M is what I have, though adapters are out...

The M is what I have, though adapters are out there for. Using the 100mm APO on my Nikon D750 as well.

I got an adapter from DAG, and the Olympus viewfinder today. Honestly, the setup wasn't...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-14-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 2,908
Posted By Mudman
What's the consensus on the 28-70 f3.5-4.5?

What's the consensus on the 28-70 f3.5-4.5?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-13-2020
Replies: 144
Views: 13,756
Posted By Mudman
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Collapsible ‘cron on an M8
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-13-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 2,908
Posted By Mudman
I'll be honest, I stopped looking at cameras and...

I'll be honest, I stopped looking at cameras and reviews after buying my M(240) 2.5 years ago. The SL has my attention though as the prices used seem fairly reasonable comparatively speaking. If I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-13-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 2,908
Posted By Mudman
Macro photography isn't so easy with a...

Macro photography isn't so easy with a rangefinder typically. And all of my 50s for the Leica are from the 1950's or earlier. I'm curious as to the difference between them so I can see if I want to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-13-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 2,908
Posted By Mudman
Trying out the Leica R8

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I just picked this up last week, complete with the 100mm f2.8 APO macro for a very reasonable price. I've got the 50mm...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-12-2020
Replies: 60
Views: 2,478
Posted By Mudman
Leica M3 and what 50mm lens?

I usually use an Elmar, but I've been enjoying a LTM Summarit lately.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-12-2020
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By Mudman
Work around for you - pickup an olympus...

Work around for you - pickup an olympus viewfinder for around $100. You can port the screen to that.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-04-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,186
Posted By Mudman
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A shot from today
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-19-2017
Replies: 68
Views: 12,215
Posted By Mudman
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I just got a 90mm elmarit v1. Above photo taken with it

I usually use a 90mm summicron v1 and it is a fantastic and...
Forum: Photo Software 10-18-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 6,112
Posted By Mudman
At least I can write the expense off on my taxes....

At least I can write the expense off on my taxes. I hate having to add another bill to my month but really $10 a month for Photoshop and Lightroom isn't terrible.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-17-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 37,044
Posted By Mudman
Is there a particular dealer people like to get...

Is there a particular dealer people like to get this lens from?
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 10-16-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,683
Posted By Mudman
Not with mine. Could your strap lugs be loose?

Not with mine. Could your strap lugs be loose?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-13-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,422
Posted By Mudman
Al will work on anything if you catch him in the...

Al will work on anything if you catch him in the right mood. You do however have to list everything you want done on the camera. If it isn’t listed, don’t count on it being done....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-13-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,422
Posted By Mudman
Al is an upstate treasure. I’ve used him...

Al is an upstate treasure. I’ve used him for years.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-11-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,186
Posted By Mudman
It's interesting but the sensor is slightly...

It's interesting but the sensor is slightly different in rendering than the M-P (240). More saturated. The sensor was replaced by Leica this August apparently; would that make any difference?

One...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-11-2017
Replies: 2,428
Views: 359,576
Posted By Mudman
Just got Bresson’s Photographe...

Just got Bresson’s Photographe retrospective book. Another fun one by a different photographer that has interviews and photos of Vermonters in 1985, the year I was born and the state I’m...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-11-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 39,877
Posted By Mudman
I had an m2 version for a while. It had a touch...

I had an m2 version for a while. It had a touch of haze that a cleaning didn’t take away. Wide open it was very low contrast but gave an interesting look. I’d love to try a clean one some...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-10-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 2,008
Posted By Mudman
Haven’t used the match technical one. I do...

Haven’t used the match technical one. I do have the leica 1.25x. It’s a wonderful tool for 35mm and up on the digital cameras.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-10-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,186
Posted By Mudman
I just bought a Leica M-P

A few shots with the new camera

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I even tried out my 135mm elmar! Haven’t used it in years. The rest are with my...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-10-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,186
Posted By Mudman
Huss Popflash says they checked it and I believe...

Huss Popflash says they checked it and I believe them. I think a shipping issue as well.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-10-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,186
Posted By Mudman
Camera showed up in great shape! Ken is awesome....

Camera showed up in great shape! Ken is awesome. Even included a Match Technical EP-10s that he hadn't mentioned in his response to me. Camera is focusing perfectly with my lenses too. I'm bummed I...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-09-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,186
Posted By Mudman
Well a new to me regular m240 is on its way...

Well a new to me regular m240 is on its way tomorrow. Ken Hansen is amazing. I’m waiting for my refund still from Popflash to process through the bank. Hopefully tomorrow. Ken sent the camera...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-07-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2,422
Posted By Mudman
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Another Portrait with the M8 and a 50mm summicron
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-04-2017
Replies: 210
Views: 28,948
Posted By Mudman
My M8 in 2013 was factory refurbished. Otherwise...

My M8 in 2013 was factory refurbished. Otherwise everything used.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-03-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,186
Posted By Mudman
I've had two cameras besides this ever that have...

I've had two cameras besides this ever that have had to get the rangefinder adjusted. One was only out vertically. The other someone had dropped and broken the beam splitter. This was mystifying to...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-03-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2,422
Posted By Mudman
Huh?? https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171004/e...

Huh??

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My M8 on an engagement shoot. And I've used leicas at weddings and nary a complaint.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-03-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,186
Posted By Mudman
Well the rangefinder slipped out of alignment...

Well the rangefinder slipped out of alignment again :(. Sent the camera back for a refund and will be on the hunt for another. Probably a regular m 240 since I doubt I'll find another M-P in my price...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-03-2017
Replies: 102
Views: 35,907
Posted By Mudman
I've been shooting a lot with the ltm Summarit...

I've been shooting a lot with the ltm Summarit lately. Stopped down to f2 or higher and it's on par with my collapsible Summicron. Wide open it's a very soft drawing lens. Still has detail, it's just...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-01-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2,422
Posted By Mudman
Leica Review

I'm a working professional. I've invested in both the M8 and just recently the M-P 240. I bought a d750 for work last year, thinking that it would also make a good walk about camera and backpacking...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-28-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,119
Posted By Mudman
Usually wide open and in the corners is where you...

Usually wide open and in the corners is where you see it first
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-25-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,290
Posted By Mudman
Thank you for the mention! Sent from my iPhone...

Thank you for the mention!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-24-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,186
Posted By Mudman
http://ericjenks.zenfolio.com/img/s1/v47/p25333984...

http://ericjenks.zenfolio.com/img/s1/v47/p2533398486-5.jpg

Shoot went well! It was really easy to integrate the two cameras as well. I was pleasantly surprised how well the rendering matched up...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-24-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,186
Posted By Mudman
Thanks! Just did an engagement shoot. Just set...

Thanks! Just did an engagement shoot. Just set zone focusing on lenses with the M-P, used the M8 for longer lenses with my 1.25 magnifier. It'll be interesting to compare the files from the two...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-24-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,633
Posted By Mudman
I'll vote for the elmar. Great lens. I have the...

I'll vote for the elmar. Great lens. I have the cv skopar 35 and it's a great lens. Tack sharp and tiny. It's only fault is it renders very differently from my Leica gear. I can pick photos out...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-23-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,186
Posted By Mudman
As an update I have to do some more testing. I...

As an update I have to do some more testing. I think the rangefinder is slightly out of whack. The camera seems to be back focusing. It's the worst with my 90mm, but I've seen it with my 50mm lenses,...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-21-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,186
Posted By Mudman
A few photos from my first day with the camera...

A few photos from my first day with the camera (they're uploaded to the...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-20-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,186
Posted By Mudman
Thanks Helen!

Thanks Helen!
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-20-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,186
Posted By Mudman
Thanks! They were great to work with

Thanks! They were great to work with
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-20-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,186
Posted By Mudman
Yep I got that one. The dings are hardly...

Yep I got that one. The dings are hardly noticeable.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-20-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,186
Posted By Mudman
I freaking love it. Just downloaded the first set...

I freaking love it. Just downloaded the first set of images. It's so much better handling than the M8. Noticeably heavier, but I don't mind at all. What a wonderful camera! Full on honeymoon phase,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-20-2017
Replies: 81
Views: 5,745
Posted By Mudman
Electronic aperture control instead of manual....

Electronic aperture control instead of manual. Only cameras D3 era and up can talk to the e lenses. A shame.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-20-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,186
Posted By Mudman
Well a quick bump. I'm off to the post office to...

Well a quick bump. I'm off to the post office to get the camera. Super excited.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-19-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 2,512
Posted By Mudman
Also am I the only one with a positive experience...

Also am I the only one with a positive experience with Leoca NJ?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-19-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 2,512
Posted By Mudman
I've made wonderful images with my m8. It's...

I've made wonderful images with my m8. It's quirky but I knew that going in. No regrets.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-19-2017
Replies: 247
Views: 20,444
Posted By Mudman
I had the same concern going from my d3 to the...

I had the same concern going from my d3 to the d750. It hasn't been an issue so far. The quality of the files makes up for the use of space. And space is cheap to buy.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-19-2017
Replies: 247
Views: 20,444
Posted By Mudman
I just got a M-P for $3300. I've sen some M 240's...

I just got a M-P for $3300. I've sen some M 240's pushing $2700, it seems from shops they range from $2900-3300 generally right now.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-19-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,186
Posted By Mudman
I just bought a Leica M-P

I'm finally upgrading from my M8. I love the camera (it was with me when I proposed to my wife, on our honeymoon and many, many more fun adventures) but with the wedding and portrait photography I...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-07-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 2,467
Posted By Mudman
Chubb, I don't know what is so hard to...

Chubb,

I don't know what is so hard to understand about Sarcophilus' post. You have two ways to fire the rollie. The first is with the cocking arm. Pull it back after tensioning the shutter releases...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 07-22-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,698
Posted By Mudman
That was absolutely fascinating. Very skilled...

That was absolutely fascinating. Very skilled craftsman.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-19-2017
Replies: 247
Views: 20,444
Posted By Mudman
I'm curry selling gear to afford the m240. Can't...

I'm curry selling gear to afford the m240. Can't wait to upgrade from the m8 finally.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-13-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 5,258
Posted By Mudman
I've lost count of the cameras I have found....

I've lost count of the cameras I have found. Don't do thrift shops that often, mostly antique and junk shops. Just got a Nikon F2AS with 50mm f1.4 for $50. Got a Leica Model A for $10 (yes I told...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-07-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 839
Posted By Mudman
Well I went ahead and tested this lens out...

Well I went ahead and tested this lens out further today. I guessed the focusing distance, chimped as needed and used a Nikon zoom finder set to 135 for framing since the internal frame wouldn't move...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-06-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 839
Posted By Mudman
Hey Andy, No focusing cam at all on this guy....

Hey Andy,

No focusing cam at all on this guy. Wrong flange to film distance too.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-06-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 839
Posted By Mudman
Speaking to myself a bit, but I just found this...

Speaking to myself a bit, but I just found this on the web:

http://forum.mflenses.com/schneider-kreuznach-xenon-f2-8cm-ltm-t25010.html

Seems to be a remount from Burke and James. If anyone knows an...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-06-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 839
Posted By Mudman
From what I can gather it's from 1942. Lens...

From what I can gather it's from 1942. Lens almost looks like it's uncoated to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-06-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 839
Posted By Mudman
photos coming soon. Just got it back from my...

photos coming soon. Just got it back from my repairman, he did a phenomenal job cleaning 80 years of crud out of the lens. It's remarkably clear and very sharp given its age. I think it's meant for...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-02-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,069
Posted By Mudman
I would love the s2 manual to see! Scan away

I would love the s2 manual to see! Scan away
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-29-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By Mudman
I have the leica version 1.25. Bought used...

I have the leica version 1.25. Bought used througj a member here. Absolutely love it anything 50 or longer is perfect on my m8. 35mm squeezes in. On a full frame I'm sure 35 and up would be fine.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-27-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 37,044
Posted By Mudman
I think we're waiting for you to take up that...

I think we're waiting for you to take up that burden Raid :D
Forum: Nikon RF 06-26-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 2,301
Posted By Mudman
All I need is for them and the m240 to drop...

All I need is for them and the m240 to drop another $1000 lol
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-26-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 37,307
Posted By Mudman
I'm sad to see this. I had been hoping to save up...

I'm sad to see this. I had been hoping to save up and purchase a M9 to replace my M8 later this year. Guess I'll keep saving and go for a used M240 in a couple of years.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-26-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 839
Posted By Mudman
Anyone know about a Schneider Xenon 8cm f2 lens?

Hey Folks!

It's been a while. I was just curious if anyone knew anything about a Schneider 8cm f2 Xenon lens for LTM. It's strange because I'm pretty sure it's LTM threading, but it doesn't have a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,350
Posted By Mudman
No camera bags allowed GB, but you can take your...

No camera bags allowed GB, but you can take your cameras!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-28-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 2,977
Posted By Mudman
Huss I haven't really played around yet with my...

Huss I haven't really played around yet with my MF glass on the D750. For the classic form though I'd probably lean towards a DF and an aftermarket screen for focusing. I've had the D750 a whopping...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-28-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 2,977
Posted By Mudman
For MF prime use I'd be hard pressed not to get...

For MF prime use I'd be hard pressed not to get the Df. I went with the D750 for its better AF system and the fact it can shoot video (I recently lost a job due to not moving on with the times on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-28-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,249
Posted By Mudman
Hey Michael, It was a pretty basic workshop that...

Hey Michael,

It was a pretty basic workshop that I did; went over some techniques and compositional ideas for shooting documentary style photography. The course will be 1-1.5 hrs per week for 7...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-17-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,249
Posted By Mudman
Thanks all, it'll be fun to do it on a semester...

Thanks all, it'll be fun to do it on a semester long scale!
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-13-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,249
Posted By Mudman
Thanks. Yeah it was a really fun experience....

Thanks. Yeah it was a really fun experience. About 12 students and faculty in the workshop. I'm looking forward to teaching a whole class on it!
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,249
Posted By Mudman
Just taught my first photo workshop

I was invited to give a 2.5 hour photo workshop for a local college, and it was a great time. Went over photo basics and then did a mini photoshoot with the students and faculty that joined me. The...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-10-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By Mudman
If it works I wouldn't touch it. If you try to...

If it works I wouldn't touch it. If you try to bend it back to center as it were you might do some serious damage to the camera. If you're really worried I'd snap a couple of photos and send them to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-29-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 2,488
Posted By Mudman
Given your current lenses I'd lean towards the...

Given your current lenses I'd lean towards the M3, unless you're planning on using a 35mm at any point in the future. Even then, I've used one successfully with guessing the framing outside of the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-29-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,464
Posted By Mudman
Beautiful colors. Looks like you had fun.

Beautiful colors. Looks like you had fun.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-21-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 7,267
Posted By Mudman
I just got a iiif which is a big jump up in...

I just got a iiif which is a big jump up in usability to my original 30's iii. Much better viewfinder/rangefinder, just feels a bit more refined. I've got a variety of lenses to work with the camera...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-24-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 4,626
Posted By Mudman
Canon Film (sold) to Nikon Film (kept the Nikon...

Canon Film (sold) to Nikon Film (kept the Nikon gear) to Pentax Digital and film (sold or given away) to Nikon Digtal & Leica gear. Also added in Hasselblad for medium format. Recently started a...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-21-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 2,646
Posted By Mudman
I bought my Leica M8 from the Miami store in...

I bought my Leica M8 from the Miami store in 2013; I've never had a problem with it (knock on wood) and they were excellent to deal with.
Forum: Nikon RF 11-13-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,404
Posted By Mudman
Probably the voitlander, though the nikkor has a...

Probably the voitlander, though the nikkor has a fun vintage vibe to it wide open. Swirly bokeh.
Forum: RFF News 11-12-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 5,019
Posted By Mudman
Me too. It's a bit easier for me to read the...

Me too. It's a bit easier for me to read the white on black versus the other. Makes it a bit too bright.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-05-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,863
Posted By Mudman
I'd recommend a spot meter if you have access to...

I'd recommend a spot meter if you have access to one. They make a world of difference with concert photography if you're not using a digital camera.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 11-05-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 4,484
Posted By Mudman
Off topic but Frans isn't the West Highland Way...

Off topic but Frans isn't the West Highland Way fun? I did it in 2013 with my Hasselblad, 2 film backs and my 80mm. Here's a shot from...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-04-2015
Replies: 829
Views: 88,645
Posted By Mudman
I use the M8 professionally. Just covered the...

I use the M8 professionally. Just covered the local elections with it last night. 28mm f2 on the M8, 70-200 on my D3. Made for a nice kit. I'm put off by the high prices because I can't afford them...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-03-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3,028
Posted By Mudman
It sounds like too many shims. I'd try taking out...

It sounds like too many shims. I'd try taking out one of the larger ones, re-assemble and then put some scotch tape across the film gate in the camera and focus off of that to see if you've now...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-03-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 982
Posted By Mudman
No one on the street is going to give a hoot that...

No one on the street is going to give a hoot that you have a rare M lens versus a normal V3. It's still going to look like a fuji or some worthless film camera to them.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-03-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 5,172
Posted By Mudman
I like them for single person portraits,...

I like them for single person portraits, landscapes, travel photography, and everyday walk about things. I've used them for sports, but prefer an AF SLR. I also prefer an SLR for all the telephoto...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-03-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 3,578
Posted By Mudman
I've handled an S, own an S2 and a iia color...

I've handled an S, own an S2 and a iia color dial. If you can get an s2 it's on par or a bit nicer than the iia for ergonomics. The iia is way nicer than an s. The iia is built better than either.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-30-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,338
Posted By Mudman
Zeiss Ikon Contax; I love the ergonomics and the...

Zeiss Ikon Contax; I love the ergonomics and the feel of the camera. I have a M3, M6TTL, M8, etc. So I'm not lacking in the leica offerings. I just enjoy the handling of the Zeiss, it's small but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,109
Posted By Mudman
I've received a few dead items from KEH, but not...

I've received a few dead items from KEH, but not in years. They've always made it right by upgrading me to a better product
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-25-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,689
Posted By Mudman
4.6,7 are the ones I liked the best

4.6,7 are the ones I liked the best
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-25-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 4,098
Posted By Mudman
My olympus XA went from 2012 to a few weeks ago...

My olympus XA went from 2012 to a few weeks ago with one roll. Nikon Fm2n 2013 to a few weeks ago. 2013 was when I bought an M8. It's only been the last few months that I've embraced film again.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-20-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,742
Posted By Mudman
I have an olympus infinity (af-1) for free to a...

I have an olympus infinity (af-1) for free to a good home that has the focus lock on a separate button. The kicker is I've never tested it as the battery is a bit hard to find.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-20-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 3,289
Posted By Mudman
Jamin: I'll gladly take your dead beauty off your...

Jamin: I'll gladly take your dead beauty off your hands and try the ukrainian fix with it!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-17-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,700
Posted By Mudman
You don't need to be Bresson to own a Leica. You...

You don't need to be Bresson to own a Leica. You just have to enjoy using it. Go ahead! Sounds like you've earned it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-16-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,603
Posted By Mudman
Return it for repair or replacement now. I know...

Return it for repair or replacement now. I know it's a gift from your folks, but they'll understand and want you to have a camera with no faults. They paid for a working camera, not a ticking time...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-16-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 15,063
Posted By Mudman
I loved my 7ne when I shot Canon!! If they made a...

I loved my 7ne when I shot Canon!! If they made a camera with ECF I'd consider jumping back from Nikon.

I never got along with my 6x9 Crown Graphic. Too bulky for everyday use, though the negatives...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-15-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By Mudman
He's shipping me a piece for the viewfinder, with...

He's shipping me a piece for the viewfinder, with payment due the next time I purchase something for a full camera. Awesome guy, Thanks Ferider!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-15-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 3,418
Posted By Mudman
yes it will work fine

yes it will work fine
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-15-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By Mudman
Where to buy leatherette for F2 DE-1 Finder?

I've just gotten a DE-1 finder for the F2, and the Leatherette has seen better days. Can anyone recommend a replacement? Where can I find it? I've looked around and haven't found anything similar...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-15-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,577
Posted By Mudman
Fun to see this. I just got a 7s with a bunch of...

Fun to see this. I just got a 7s with a bunch of other gear, though the viewfinder is super grubby at the moment. It'll get cleaned soon and I'm curious to see how it does.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-14-2015
Replies: 577
Views: 86,432
Posted By Mudman
I have my first two packs of IP BW 2.0 and Color...

I have my first two packs of IP BW 2.0 and Color film on the way for a new to me SX-70. Very curious to see how the results come out.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-14-2015
Replies: 208
Views: 33,684
Posted By Mudman
Has anyone gone from an F100 to an F6? Thoughts?...

Has anyone gone from an F100 to an F6? Thoughts? Any pluses or minuses to either camera? I wish the F100 had the split screen offerings of the F6, and the matrix metering with manual lenses sounds...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-13-2015
Replies: 761
Views: 242,765
Posted By Mudman
I have a Nikon S2 with 5cm f1.4 on the way! Can't...

I have a Nikon S2 with 5cm f1.4 on the way! Can't wait to try out this system. I love my Contax iia, figure this should be a good fit to go with that camera.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-11-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,173
Posted By Mudman
http://www.meta35.com/canon-eos-1v 30 personal...

http://www.meta35.com/canon-eos-1v

30 personal functions and 19 custom functions. A lot easier setting there than in the camera.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-11-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,173
Posted By Mudman
One nice thing about the 1v is that you can use...

One nice thing about the 1v is that you can use Meta35 to download exif information from the camera. Dunno if it lets you set custom settings like the F100, N90s do for Nikon land. It's nice for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,998
Posted By Mudman
Sorry, I didn't get much sleep last night, and I...

Sorry, I didn't get much sleep last night, and I missed that completely. Don't know how now that I've re-read your post. I've never had issues with them, but have only used them a few times for B&W...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-08-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,186
Posted By Mudman
Did you remember to reset your film counter?...

Did you remember to reset your film counter? Silly question, but I've done it before.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,998
Posted By Mudman
Precision camera does great 24 MP scans of film...

Precision camera does great 24 MP scans of film with developing for a fairly reasonable rate. And they are supporters of the site here!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-07-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 636
Posted By Mudman
look inside the slot with a flashlight. It sounds...

look inside the slot with a flashlight. It sounds like you might have bent the pins for the CF card.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-07-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,692
Posted By Mudman
Alan I just had the same "fun" with my Epson V700...

Alan I just had the same "fun" with my Epson V700 and Vuescan. Once you get it figured out it's not so bad. Make sure to check each crop though; it gets close, but a lot of times I have to reshape it...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-07-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,525
Posted By Mudman
I have this for my D3...

I have this for my D3 setup

http://www.manfrotto.com/product/0/MB%2BMA-BP-TL/_/Advanced_Tri_Backpack_large?partner=kata_bags

I carry a Nikon D3 with 28-75 f2.8 Tamron lens mounted on the body....
Forum: Nikon RF 10-06-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,120
Posted By Mudman
Lucky day to be a buyer. I wish I had seen that!

Lucky day to be a buyer. I wish I had seen that!
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-06-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,530
Posted By Mudman
I'd be careful with any flash from the film era;...

I'd be careful with any flash from the film era; many of them have a voltage level that can kill digital cameras.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-05-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 6,402
Posted By Mudman
Bump. Any other Contax shooters out there? Feel...

Bump. Any other Contax shooters out there? Feel free to share your images.
Forum: Photo Software 10-05-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 2,334
Posted By Mudman
Dittp Pioneer. I have a boatload of free presets...

Dittp Pioneer. I have a boatload of free presets I got once, and I still use them for B&W conversions. I also have DxO filmpack 3 which works wonders on file colors and B&W conversions.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-05-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,635
Posted By Mudman
I still have a D1h that is working just fine, as...

I still have a D1h that is working just fine, as well as a D2x that gets put to use regularly and a D300 and a D3. I don't think a good condition D700 is going to drop dead over night because of its...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-03-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,401
Posted By Mudman
Sorry, the nikon coolscan iv I own.

Sorry, the nikon coolscan iv I own.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-02-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,401
Posted By Mudman
I have the v500, and I'm not a fan. The iv knocks...

I have the v500, and I'm not a fan. The iv knocks it out of the park for 35mm, and you start seeing degradation in MF by 12x12. Maybe I got a bad copy.

Re: pixel binning. In vuescan set the jpeg or...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-01-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,401
Posted By Mudman
Gary for web it's a no brainer.

Gary for web it's a no brainer.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-01-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,401
Posted By Mudman
I think it depends on the size you want to print....

I think it depends on the size you want to print. The v700 compares very favorably with my coolscan iv which is 2900 dpi. The iv is better, but the v700 allows to pop in 24 shots and walk away....
Forum: RFF News 10-01-2015
Replies: 82
Views: 6,364
Posted By Mudman
Hi Stephen, Could you add back in the Zeiss...

Hi Stephen,

Could you add back in the Zeiss forum to the side?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2015
Replies: 90
Views: 5,049
Posted By Mudman
Digital work: D3 + 70-200 VRII Digital fun: M8 +...

Digital work: D3 + 70-200 VRII

Digital fun: M8 + 50mm elmar

Film Fun MF: Yashicamat 124 G

Film Fun 35mm: Contax iia, 50mm sonnar
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2015
Replies: 98
Views: 5,038
Posted By Mudman
I think the Rollei is a fine choice for such an...

I think the Rollei is a fine choice for such an endeavor. Perhaps an F2.8 model for the extra speed in lower light if his office is dim. Is his office photographically appealing? A wide environmental...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-30-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 6,402
Posted By Mudman
Yes, I haven't seen any less than $400ish. Most a...

Yes, I haven't seen any less than $400ish. Most a considerable amount more. I have to shoot the nikkor more. I'm generally a 50mm kind of guy, so the 35 is just nice to have kicking around for when...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-30-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 6,402
Posted By Mudman
Sam; I'd love the Biogon, it was just $$ for the...

Sam;

I'd love the Biogon, it was just $$ for the ones I saw online. I found the nikkor mismarked as a 3.5 on eBay and got it for $175. About all I can afford right now for a "fun" camera, not one...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-30-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 6,402
Posted By Mudman
And a few...

And a few...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-30-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 6,402
Posted By Mudman
A few more photographs from my Contax IIa. The...

A few more photographs from my Contax IIa. The 1250th speed is capping, I'll have to ask my repairman to look at it. Photos taken with either the 50mm f2 Sonnar, though I do have a 35mm f2.5 Nikkor...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-30-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,521
Posted By Mudman
Hmm. Well you could be seeing focus shift, though...

Hmm. Well you could be seeing focus shift, though that's less likely with a tessar clone. It's also possible that your rangefinder is ever so slightly out of wack and you're not noticing the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-30-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,521
Posted By Mudman
what lens are you using? Some lenses have focus...

what lens are you using? Some lenses have focus shift wide open or at a distance; the russian 50mm Sonnar f1.5 clone is known for this.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-30-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,547
Posted By Mudman
That's actually how I got my nikkor 35mm f2.5 for...

That's actually how I got my nikkor 35mm f2.5 for less than $200. The guy had it advertised as a 3.5. I don't think anyone else actually checked the photos :D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-29-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,407
Posted By Mudman
I have an F3 that was used professionally by the...

I have an F3 that was used professionally by the local paper from 1981 to 1990. It's LCD screen is still fine.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-29-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,401
Posted By Mudman
Yes, standard holders set to 3.5mm and yes, send...

Yes, standard holders set to 3.5mm and yes, send me your email address.

EDIT: The one spot that the scanner didn't work well with was mounted slides. The Coolscan knocked it out of the park in...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-29-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,401
Posted By Mudman
Very pleased with the V700

I'm late to the party on this, but I'm super pleased with the Epson V700 when used with Vuescan. I'm using the pixel binning method to go from 6400 to 3200 dpi, and it looks phenomenal.

Contax IIa...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-28-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,949
Posted By Mudman
Roberts comes with a 6 month warranty. If it's...

Roberts comes with a 6 month warranty. If it's not up to your standards, reach out and talk with the seller. It also looks like it's been modified with a PC sync connector btw.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-27-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 6,402
Posted By Mudman
Beautiful shots Sam! Film is back from...

Beautiful shots Sam! Film is back from developing, just need some time to scan. First B&W roll wasn't so great for exposures, but it was the first roll for me shooting film in about two years, so I'd...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-24-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 2,707
Posted By Mudman
My contract is still based off of one another...

My contract is still based off of one another photographer sent me through the popphoto forums 8 or 9 years ago. And yes, I was one of those asking what the going rates were for photographers. I've...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-23-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 3,538
Posted By Mudman
Great, I've wanted one of these for ages....

Great, I've wanted one of these for ages. Bookmarked for the future purchase!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-23-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 3,381
Posted By Mudman
Woody if you do get the FM3a and plan on using...

Woody if you do get the FM3a and plan on using your AF lenses, consider getting a DOF calculator app for your phone. That way you can figure out the hyperfocal settings for the lenses as long as they...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-21-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 6,903
Posted By Mudman
I had one M8 that had troubles (went to Leica 2...

I had one M8 that had troubles (went to Leica 2 times before I sent it back to the original seller) and my current M8 that has been trouble free. My film leicas have never been sent back. The M3 and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-20-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,230
Posted By Mudman
You could always invest in a cheap FE2 to get the...

You could always invest in a cheap FE2 to get the vibe of the FM3a, and see if you like the auto experience instead of shelling out the extra cash for the FM3a. All three are great cameras.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-20-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,089
Posted By Mudman
Out of curiousity, for what reason? Is the M4 top...

Out of curiousity, for what reason? Is the M4 top damaged or do you just want something different?
Forum: RFF Polls 09-20-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 4,691
Posted By Mudman
Haven't bought my fiancee anything yet, she's not...

Haven't bought my fiancee anything yet, she's not very interested in photography. I got my dad a p&s (twice) and he loves it. Bought my mom a Sony A700 and had a few minolta lenses. She uses it on...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-18-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,553
Posted By Mudman
$2 for my stylus epic with the 35mm f2.8 lens! I...

$2 for my stylus epic with the 35mm f2.8 lens! I passed it along to someone else this summer.
Forum: The Angry Photographer - YouTube's Ken Wheeler 09-17-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,309
Posted By Mudman
I'm not sure of the mount you're referring to,...

I'm not sure of the mount you're referring to, but the M-mount lens is beautiful.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-16-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 5,793
Posted By Mudman
That's one heck of a body cap to get with a...

That's one heck of a body cap to get with a camera Doug!!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-16-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4,123
Posted By Mudman
Cameraworks in Latham, NY. He's semi-retired, and...

Cameraworks in Latham, NY. He's semi-retired, and he doesn't like to work on them, but I sweet talked him with a bunch of other work and a couple of cameras to add to his parts bin, haha. Only open...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-16-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4,123
Posted By Mudman
Just bought a non working II, it's off to my...

Just bought a non working II, it's off to my repairman right now. everything is gummed up, needs a CLA. Can't wait to try it out; these photos are what made me want to see what the old camera had to...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-15-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,973
Posted By Mudman
http://www.lifepixel.com/tutorials/infrared-diy-tu...

http://www.lifepixel.com/tutorials/infrared-diy-tutorials

Life pixel does this sort of removal on a bunch of cameras; you have to replace with some sort of optical glass or else you won't get...
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