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Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 20 Hours Ago
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Posted By Ccoppola82
I bought every Sam Abell book I could find. I...

I bought every Sam Abell book I could find. I watched his YouTube B&H lecture and really appreciated everything he had to say.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Day Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 971
Posted By Ccoppola82
I would be curious to see what they looked like...

I would be curious to see what they looked like if you matched the contrast in the M240 shots to the film. I’m partial to the film shots in these examples. Seems like much richer tonality, though the...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 2 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By Ccoppola82
Just goes to show that not much else matters if...

Just goes to show that not much else matters if the exposure and composition are correct. So why do we spend so much time worrying about gear etc, when we should be more worried about getting the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 730
Posted By Ccoppola82
I got the F3 to beat the hell out of. I donít...

I got the F3 to beat the hell out of. I donít baby my Mís, but I donít abuse them either. I wasnít expecting to like the F3 much, but to my surprise I enjoy it almost as much as my Mís Definitely a...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 2 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By Ccoppola82
The entire lecture spoke to me. Iím not an action...

The entire lecture spoke to me. Iím not an action junky, so the patient and thoughtful approach really resonates with me. Iíve honestly never even thought of composing from back to front for some...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 2 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By Ccoppola82
Sam Abell talk on composition

I determined to give 28mm a go this summer and Iím the course of looking for photographers that used one, I found Sam Abell from Nat Geo. B&H sponsored a talk by him a while ago and his lecture...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 12,851
Posted By Ccoppola82
I decided to dedicate this summer to getting more...

I decided to dedicate this summer to getting more comfortable with the 28mm. Some of my favorite photographers used 28mm, but I struggle with it even though I often like the results. Picked up a V1...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 730
Posted By Ccoppola82
Spoiled for choices. I’m actually surprised how...

Spoiled for choices. I’m actually surprised how much I enjoy shooting the F3. I think I’ll stick mostly color film through it like I’ve been doing. My Summaron 35 2.8 and vintage Leica glass does so...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 730
Posted By Ccoppola82
If you carried a Nikon F3 and Leica M6..

If you carried a Leica M6 and a Nikon F3 at the same time and wanted to load one with color film and one with BW, which would you put into what camera? Or would it not matter? Iíve lately really...
Forum: Other RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By Ccoppola82
No. The 35V couldn't beat the m2/m3, but as far...

No. The 35V couldn't beat the m2/m3, but as far as its build, fit, finish goes it is better made than my m6 without a doubt. My only real complaint about it is the 1/400th shutter speed.
Forum: Other RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By Ccoppola82
These are fantastic cameras. I have an Aires 35v....

These are fantastic cameras. I have an Aires 35v. It has a 45mm 1.5 coral lens that is beautiful. I believe it was built to rival a Leica. It can't compare to an m2 or m3 but I think it bests my m6...
Forum: Film vs Digital 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,094
Posted By Ccoppola82
I love both digital and film. There’s nothing I...

I love both digital and film. There’s nothing I enjoy more about the hobby than developing and seeing what I’ve got. Far more enjoyable than loading a memory card. This extends to enlarging as well....
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 671
Posted By Ccoppola82
This place is like a support group.

This place is like a support group.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 671
Posted By Ccoppola82
I’m so glad I’m not the only one. Haha

I’m so glad I’m not the only one. Haha
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 671
Posted By Ccoppola82
Has anyone ever gotten the urge to purge?

I've found myself in this bizarre situation where I stepped back and looked at all the gear I have acquired over the past few years and I suddenly got the urge to rid myself of a lot of it. I have...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 491
Posted By Ccoppola82
I have a 21 that I rarely use, but could easily...

I have a 21 that I rarely use, but could easily get along with a 28/50 combo and a 90 if I felt like carrying it. 28 is just peaking into wide for me, but not “gimmicky” wide like I used when I...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 253
Posted By Ccoppola82
I've always used them but am wondering if people...

I've always used them but am wondering if people have experience with different brands making any difference in flaring etc? Generally I use B&W for my DSLRs but have heard good things about...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 253
Posted By Ccoppola82
Protective filters. Yes or no?

I'm not sure if this is the right forum, but I've always used UV or protective filters since my DSLR days. I have a decent set of contrast filters for use with BW film, but I'm curious what your...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 712
Posted By Ccoppola82
I'm not familiar with the color heliar 2.5. I...

I'm not familiar with the color heliar 2.5. I thought they only came as f2 or 3.5. I have a color skopar 2.5 that I love carrying around though. I have a nokton 50 1.5 but have always been tempted...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 712
Posted By Ccoppola82
Kinda hard to beat the Summicron. The ISO Of the...

Kinda hard to beat the Summicron. The ISO Of the M240 should be enough for F2 in all but the lowest light. IQ, ergonomics, and size are all right where to be for travel. What a fantastic...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 2,573
Posted By Ccoppola82
I work as a professional artist and have some...

I work as a professional artist and have some experience working with both men and women about their creative work. From my limited pool of people, what I've noticed over the past 20 years in the...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 751
Posted By Ccoppola82
My canon kit is for shooting events or concerts. ...

My canon kit is for shooting events or concerts. The Leica can’t keep up with a fast paced event, and the Xpro2 didn’t live up to what I wanted in low light. The canon with the “holy trinity” L...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By Ccoppola82
I’d go for the 75 or even a 90. That little...

I’d go for the 75 or even a 90. That little tele-Elmarit is nice pocketable companion to a 35 and can be had pretty cheaply. I got an aftermarket hood on mine and have had pretty good luck for the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 104
Views: 7,027
Posted By Ccoppola82
Do the flashlight test to see. I believe even the...

Do the flashlight test to see. I believe even the inner glass was often marked up from cleaning attempts. If the price is right, go for it though, unless itís really really bad I doubt it will...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,642
Posted By Ccoppola82
I have a canon 35mm 2.8 LTM that I rarely use ( I...

I have a canon 35mm 2.8 LTM that I rarely use ( I have too much stuff) that is the smallest 35mm I’ve ever used aside from the Elmar 35mm. If it’s something you’d be interested in, PM me. I don’t...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 2,672
Posted By Ccoppola82
I’m so used to having a camera or 2 on me that I...

I’m so used to having a camera or 2 on me that I often forget that my phone actually takes pictures. Weird but true.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-10-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,683
Posted By Ccoppola82
Leica M2 Delta 100 1934 or 36 CZJ Sonnar (amadeo...

Leica M2
Delta 100
1934 or 36 CZJ Sonnar (amadeo mount)
https://live.staticflickr.com/4839/31232891147_b6d479c33d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PzWJpe)Image 22-Edit.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PzWJpe) by Chris...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-10-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,683
Posted By Ccoppola82
I get tons of access to Tattoo photos since I own...

I get tons of access to Tattoo photos since I own a studio. My guys probably get pissed at me for sticking a camera in their faces all the time, but then they use the pics on their profiles....so...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-10-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By Ccoppola82
Have to agree on the Skopar. It’s small, a hair...

Have to agree on the Skopar. It’s small, a hair faster, cheaper, and feels like my favorite lens (35mm Summaron 2.8). I do love the Elmar was well, but I was forced to keep only one out of those 2,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 967
Posted By Ccoppola82
Probably my Summar. I don’t use it much but it...

Probably my Summar. I don’t use it much but it was cheap so I keep it. For now...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-22-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,063
Posted By Ccoppola82
I've been given a ton of these. I probably have...

I've been given a ton of these. I probably have 12 or 13 now. My favorite is a black Spotmatic F that was my grandpas camera. One of my favorite possessions. Beautiful open aperture metering when...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-17-2019
Replies: 852
Views: 184,574
Posted By Ccoppola82
Thank you. Is there a general rule for dry down? ...

Thank you. Is there a general rule for dry down? Such as 1/2 a stop etc? Iím using F stop timing because it seems very logical to me and would make an easy adjustment.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-17-2019
Replies: 852
Views: 184,574
Posted By Ccoppola82
HP5+/ 28mm Elmarit v3, Pyrocat hd on the...

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

I think I misjudged the highlights in this one. It dried down way flatter than I thought...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-16-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,059
Posted By Ccoppola82
On roll film there is no way to accurately...

On roll film there is no way to accurately develop for highlights IF your frames have varying contrast. In these cases I tend to use a 2 bath (some use stand or semi stand) development because it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-13-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,059
Posted By Ccoppola82
What I used to do is to take my 6d on spot meter...

What I used to do is to take my 6d on spot meter mode, place the spot on my shadows and make sure you set it to -2. That reading will get you into zone 3 on your shadows. Develop highlights...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-13-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By Ccoppola82
I have one. It’s awesome.

I have one. It’s awesome.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-12-2019
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Views: 184,574
Posted By Ccoppola82
I just really started getting into figuring out...

I just really started getting into figuring out printing. I think I exposed this a little too long for selenium toning though. When dry, the non toned I think had a little better tonality, but live...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-10-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,628
Posted By Ccoppola82
The more I use mine, the more I love it. The...

The more I use mine, the more I love it. The files are incredibly pliable in post and the BW jpgs are actually quite good. I haven’t used the vivid jpg, but in a pinch for quick sharing, the smooth...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-07-2019
Replies: 363
Views: 53,502
Posted By Ccoppola82
Thank you! My wife was using a giant 150-600 for...

Thank you! My wife was using a giant 150-600 for the eagle, so shooting it with a 50 felt a little odd, but we do what we can with what weíve got right? Lol. Iím always amazed at what this lens is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-06-2019
Replies: 461
Views: 94,725
Posted By Ccoppola82
Question Kentmere 400 ei 320, Pyrocat-HD 9 min light was...

Kentmere 400 ei 320, Pyrocat-HD 9 min

light was pretty harsh and I was juggling with a hasselblad 500cm around my neck along with my son and my m6. Haha. Good...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-06-2019
Replies: 363
Views: 53,502
Posted By Ccoppola82
Dusted off my Red Scale to try on a digital...

Dusted off my Red Scale to try on a digital sensor. MP240 with RNI presets to work the color and my own for the BW
https://live.staticflickr.com/7864/40587321213_1544d11bfa_k.jpg...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-02-2019
Replies: 262
Views: 14,191
Posted By Ccoppola82
Terrible news. What a wealth of knowledge he has...

Terrible news. What a wealth of knowledge he has shared with everyone here. I’ve learned so much from his writing. I hope he stays as comfortable as possible. My heart goes out to his family.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-27-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,628
Posted By Ccoppola82
EDIT: (didn’t realize the ISO question was the...

EDIT: (didn’t realize the ISO question was the 262, I’m referring to the mp240)
1600 and under for BW is good. 3200 is Still acceptable to me. However I don’t use a Leica for crazy high ISO...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-27-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,628
Posted By Ccoppola82
Which is why I am reluctant to sell it. It is a...

Which is why I am reluctant to sell it. It is a fantastic camera.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-26-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,628
Posted By Ccoppola82
Iím not a digital Leica expert, so take my 2...

Iím not a digital Leica expert, so take my 2 cents with a grain of salt. I got a good price on mine that was a few hundred more than the standard M240. The biggest selling point to me was the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-26-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 135
Posted By Ccoppola82
Question about Salthill Tri-linear alignment tool.

My last post I posted pics of my new to me Beseler 45v-xl. I went through some of the boxes that came along with it, and it had a Salthill trilinear alignment tool with instructions that were sorta...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-26-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,628
Posted By Ccoppola82
I got a rush of blood to my head a month or so...

I got a rush of blood to my head a month or so ago and bought a black MP240 mostly because I have a good variety of M lenses for my m6. Now I think I’m gonna let my beloved Xpro2 kit go very soon. ...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-25-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By Ccoppola82
Beseler 45v-XL

Very Excited I got a smoking ($300) deal on this enlarger with the Universal 45 color head, 35mm, 6x7, and 4x5 diffusers. It came with the lenses in the following pics. I haven't done much...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-25-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 83,723
Posted By Ccoppola82
Thatís a shame. Itís a great little lens for the...

Thatís a shame. Itís a great little lens for the price.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-22-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 864
Posted By Ccoppola82
Off the top, I would offload the 7artisans and...

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

You are keeping the 2.8 Elmar.
The 1.5 Zeiss Sonnar is too unique to get rid of, so I would keep that as well if you can handle the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-07-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,217
Posted By Ccoppola82
I tend to agree with Erik regarding the 50. I...

I tend to agree with Erik regarding the 50. I actually came to this conclusion after shooting a friends wedding with a 35. I found myself cropping almost every shot to about the FOV of the 50. So, I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-06-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 921
Posted By Ccoppola82
The 50mm 2.5 Color Skopar is my smallest non...

The 50mm 2.5 Color Skopar is my smallest non collapsing 50. I bet MS Optics has smaller, but they always seem odd to me for some reason.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-05-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,068
Posted By Ccoppola82
I have the Nokton 50 1.5 and the Sonnar C 50 1.5....

I have the Nokton 50 1.5 and the Sonnar C 50 1.5. If you can live with focus shift, I really love the Sonnar. IQ is unique enough and most importantly to me, it’s a lot smaller than the Nokton. ...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-28-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 622
Posted By Ccoppola82
Not Collapsible, but have you taken a look at the...

Not Collapsible, but have you taken a look at the Color Skopar 50 2.5? It’s very small and well made. There’s a couple good threads on here with it featured
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-28-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 622
Posted By Ccoppola82
My favorite 50 is a CLEAN summicron Collapsible,...

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

I have a red scale Elmar that would be my 2nd choice mainly...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-28-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,628
Posted By Ccoppola82
I grabbed an mp240 a couple weeks ago and have...

I grabbed an mp240 a couple weeks ago and have been really enjoying it. I got it because I typically carry an m6 and an Xpro2. I got the itch to try a digital Leica and found a price I was ok with. ...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-24-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By Ccoppola82
Or the new cv 35 f2

Or the new cv 35 f2
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-24-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By Ccoppola82
I have a v3 cron and I've really enjoyed it on my...

I have a v3 cron and I've really enjoyed it on my m6. I DO like the Summaron better for BW though. I've needed shot a summarit as I've never had any desire for modern lenses. I think I paid 1k for an...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-18-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,818
Posted By Ccoppola82
I really don’t discredit Capa for only snapping a...

I really don’t discredit Capa for only snapping a few photos and getting the hell out of there. I respect ANY person willing to enter a combat zone for the sole purpose of recording the history of...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-17-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,818
Posted By Ccoppola82
Robert Capa D-day ďruinedĒ film article

Iíve heard the story of Capaís ruined film. I read this article and found it interesting....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-17-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,884
Posted By Ccoppola82
M2. It’s a thing of beauty. I never understood...

M2. It’s a thing of beauty. I never understood Leica until I just bit the bullet and bought one. There was a learning curve of about a month of shooting, developing, and assessing my exposures. All...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-16-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 884
Posted By Ccoppola82
The market exists as long as film remains a...

The market exists as long as film remains a viable option. Someone will inevitably see the dollar signs and take the intiative. That being said, I have had my M bodies CLA’d as soon as I get them so...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-15-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 4,683
Posted By Ccoppola82
I just can’t get over the size of the mirrorless...

I just can’t get over the size of the mirrorless lenses. It seems so off balance for me. Tiny body with massive lens. I think Leica ruined me with an m6/M2 and 35 or 50mm Cron. So small and easy to...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-15-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 13,491
Posted By Ccoppola82
stunner! Very nice set of photos!

stunner! Very nice set of photos!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-31-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 4,179
Posted By Ccoppola82
After seeing the few pics from the new 35mm f2...

After seeing the few pics from the new 35mm f2 ultron, It looks like that would be a tough lens to beat for under 1k
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-24-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By Ccoppola82
Drop the blacks/shadows so they are clipped by...

Drop the blacks/shadows so they are clipped by one or two values while increasing the whites/highlights to the verge of blowing out or even blown out. The grain is the part you will have the hardest...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-21-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,763
Posted By Ccoppola82
Nice lens! I have a chrome one but at the moment...

Nice lens! I have a chrome one but at the moment it’s been displaced by my Sonnar 1.5. Really wouldn’t have gone wrong with any of them. I haven’t really used a “bad” 50 so far for the Leica. They...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-20-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,763
Posted By Ccoppola82
I love the size and ergos of the Color Skopar...

I love the size and ergos of the Color Skopar 2.5. I have to develop a few rolls from it still, but the image thread from this forum made me get it. Probably going to be my daily 50 in the summer....
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-14-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,120
Posted By Ccoppola82
Sorry, I was saying bump the development under...

Sorry, I was saying bump the development under cloud conditions with an understanding of metering the shadows and putting them in zone 3 or 4. I know where I live in Buffalo, we get HEAVY overcast...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-14-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,120
Posted By Ccoppola82
With BW film, couldn’t you just increase...

With BW film, couldn’t you just increase development by about 20% to push the snow up a zone or so?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-11-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 2,870
Posted By Ccoppola82
Really enjoying the photos on this thread. Here...

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

Not sure what film,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,797
Posted By Ccoppola82
I got an m6 simply because I got a fantastic deal...

I got an m6 simply because I got a fantastic deal on it. I would not ever pay the asking prices of today for it when the M2 I have is simply a much better camera in all aspects. . No, it doesn’t...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-05-2019
Replies: 320
Views: 14,248
Posted By Ccoppola82
The 85mm 1.8 is my favorite portrait lens and the...

The 85mm 1.8 is my favorite portrait lens and the 35 3.5 is a tack driver
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-05-2019
Replies: 104
Views: 7,027
Posted By Ccoppola82
I’ve never shot color through mine, but maybe I...

I’ve never shot color through mine, but maybe I should! Beautiful photo
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-03-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 711
Posted By Ccoppola82
My new Hadley pro came in today. Thank you all...

My new Hadley pro came in today. Thank you all for your input. The bag is the perfect size and had I got the small, I know I would have been disappointed. So, thank you for saving me some frustration...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-03-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,191
Posted By Ccoppola82
I just got a sonnar C a couple weeks ago and ran...

I just got a sonnar C a couple weeks ago and ran a test on my first roll. I did the little statue guy at just about min focal distance and lined up the "needle" I can see slight focus shift on my...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-31-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 711
Posted By Ccoppola82
I was leaning toward the pro to begin with and...

I was leaning toward the pro to begin with and with your help I Order’s a sage/chocolate pro last night. Thanks!
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-30-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 711
Posted By Ccoppola82
Bag decision. Hadley pro vs pro small?

Hello,
Iím currently using a domke fx5-b and while it works fine, itís a bit cramped with what I carry. I decided on a Billingham Hadley Pro series, but I always find it difficult to determine the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1,354
Posted By Ccoppola82
M2 +35mm cron v3/50mm sonnar 1.5

M2 +35mm cron v3/50mm sonnar 1.5
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 12-24-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 811
Posted By Ccoppola82
I have the 50mm 1.8 and it’s fantastic. Curious...

I have the 50mm 1.8 and it’s fantastic. Curious to see what the 85 does.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-19-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,332
Posted By Ccoppola82
Mmmmmm. Lagavulin. I remember the first time I...

Mmmmmm. Lagavulin. I remember the first time I cracked an Islay and the entire room smelled like a smokey campsite. What a joy. Lol. I did enjoy your essay BTW, was just pointing out that us...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-19-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,332
Posted By Ccoppola82
I suspect that the overhwhelming majority of...

I suspect that the overhwhelming majority of people in here are NOT making a living through photography. That being said, who cares how they shoot or process? Shooting and processing have their own...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 1,461
Posted By Ccoppola82
I’d take an image at 1.4 ISO 1600 over a 2.8 ISO...

I’d take an image at 1.4 ISO 1600 over a 2.8 ISO 6400 image any day. Maybe my 6d is too aged already, but there is IQ dropoff right around 1600-3200 IMHO for that particular sensor. I have really...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-14-2018
Replies: 363
Views: 53,502
Posted By Ccoppola82
A few from a very high contrast walk on Cape...

A few from a very high contrast walk on Cape Cod

hp5 ei200 in pyrocat HD

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1895/44202603642_344174b5af_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2am2U4U)CapeCod 7-25.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-14-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,059
Posted By Ccoppola82
My wife loves zooms on our canons and I’ve...

My wife loves zooms on our canons and I’ve switched to primes for basically everything. When I grab the zoom (24-70 2.8) I cannot stand it. It’s too bulky and a pain to carry around. I also often...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-10-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 11,239
Posted By Ccoppola82
What a strange thread. If the x100f menu is...

What a strange thread. If the x100f menu is anything like the xpro2, it's really about as simple as you want to make it. Aperture is on the lens, shutter speed and ISO dials on top. Done! Anything...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-08-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 704
Posted By Ccoppola82
Speaking of digital, I have a FF canon and a...

Speaking of digital, I have a FF canon and a aps-c fuji. Image quality on both is excellent. The main thing that bothers me about aps-c is that a 23mm (35mm equivalent) at close distance shows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-07-2018
Replies: 76
Views: 1,907
Posted By Ccoppola82
Wow. Beautiful.

Wow. Beautiful.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-06-2018
Replies: 158
Views: 12,544
Posted By Ccoppola82
1934 CZJ 50 1.5 uncoated

1934 CZJ Sonnar 50 1.5
Kentmere 400
Barry Thornton 2 bath
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4830/46121191752_11cf5440cd_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dgzatf)
30-30.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dgzatf) by Chris...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-06-2018
Replies: 76
Views: 1,907
Posted By Ccoppola82
hope these will fit

I looked at a bunch of images last night and I can say that I love the style as an artistic approach vs my normal "perfect shot" attempt at photography. I think I have a couple that may work as this...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-03-2018
Replies: 671
Views: 84,036
Posted By Ccoppola82
awesome! I just grabbed a bulk load of superia...

awesome! I just grabbed a bulk load of superia 200. Never tried it but can't wait now.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-01-2018
Replies: 104
Views: 7,027
Posted By Ccoppola82
DAMN! I hope you still have this lens because...

DAMN! I hope you still have this lens because you really make it shine. Lens character and your creative vision are a a fantastic match.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-01-2018
Replies: 104
Views: 7,027
Posted By Ccoppola82
Summer Time

Found a roll from late summer hanging in my dry cabinet that I forgot about!

Ultrafine Extreme 100
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4806/45407341044_b6fbd8c481_c.jpg...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-28-2018
Replies: 58
Views: 1,746
Posted By Ccoppola82
I really love my m2. I have a 50mm Elmar 3.5 on...

I really love my m2. I have a 50mm Elmar 3.5 on it today because portability is the priority today. There’s so many options for lenses that it will make your head spin. My favorite classic lens is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-24-2018
Replies: 5,460
Views: 483,582
Posted By Ccoppola82
Bad Day Barbie

Xpro2
18mm f2 @f2
Classic Chrome film simulation SOOC
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4857/45313385694_906c0e173c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2c3bWSA)20181124-DSCF6352.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2c3bWSA) by...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-21-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,961
Posted By Ccoppola82
Photos look great! I love my M2. Less thinking...

Photos look great! I love my M2. Less thinking and more shooting with it.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2018
Replies: 59
Views: 4,617
Posted By Ccoppola82
I used hc110 for at least 1 batch. Iíll try to...

I used hc110 for at least 1 batch. Iíll try to find my notes on it tonight
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2018
Replies: 59
Views: 4,617
Posted By Ccoppola82
Heres a bunch shot in 35mm Developer and some...

Heres a bunch shot in 35mm
Developer and some lens info is given on the Flickr Tags

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/917/43269237811_5a2a1da5ba_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28Vy9Vz)27-22.jpg...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-19-2018
Replies: 163
Views: 3,995
Posted By Ccoppola82
Every once in a while I get the urge to splurge...

Every once in a while I get the urge to splurge on a digital Leica. The likelihood of me getting more than 6-7 years out of a digital is slim. That being said, if I got a good one for a steal, I...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-18-2018
Replies: 398
Views: 135,153
Posted By Ccoppola82
Bummer to hear that. Always enjoy seeing your...

Bummer to hear that. Always enjoy seeing your film stuff
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-30-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,799
Posted By Ccoppola82
I often have that dilemma. I live in the suburbs...

I often have that dilemma. I live in the suburbs of Buffalo, which is grey and boring for months. I typically don’t have time to go into the city, so when I go for photo walks I just focus on...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-22-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 18,384
Posted By Ccoppola82
I donít know how I happened upon this thread from...

I donít know how I happened upon this thread from 2010. Likely reading while tired and didnít realize it was almost a decade old. Sorry about that! Still, interesting.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-20-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 18,384
Posted By Ccoppola82
I love 50s. I did a wedding with my favorite...

I love 50s. I did a wedding with my favorite canon lens, the 35L in my canon system and found myself cropping a lot of the photos. I figured, why waste the sensor? Get the 50 and no need for...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-15-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 2,782
Posted By Ccoppola82
That's a really tough call. I enjoy my xpro2 and...

That's a really tough call. I enjoy my xpro2 and my M's quite a bit. The Fuji is a jpg machine and I can really get some good results from it and it's convenient to have multiple ISO, color, and BW...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-11-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 1,684
Posted By Ccoppola82
I prefer simple and smaller primes. The only zoom...

I prefer simple and smaller primes. The only zoom I’ve used that challenges my primes is the canon 24-70 2.8ii. I still generally prefer the 35L/135L combo though and my fiancť takes the 24-70. 2.8...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-08-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,107
Posted By Ccoppola82
Try the Mitakon 35mm .95

Try the Mitakon 35mm .95
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-08-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 1,899
Posted By Ccoppola82
What I usually do is aim my at the back of my...

What I usually do is aim my at the back of my hand so as to simulate a grey card. I take a spot reading off of that and then add one more stop of light to get my skin tone into zone 6. I’ve usually...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-04-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,027
Posted By Ccoppola82
I bought an Xpro2 as my m-mount digital largely...

I bought an Xpro2 as my m-mount digital largely because I don’t shoot as much digital as I do film. I was reasonably sure I would hate it and sell it due to the crop factor. I actually fell in life...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-02-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,451
Posted By Ccoppola82
M2 if you're comfortable without a meter. M6 for...

M2 if you're comfortable without a meter. M6 for a few hundred extra and you get a meter and 28mm frames
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-27-2018
Replies: 104
Views: 7,027
Posted By Ccoppola82
Yes. The rigid summicron. Another of my...

Yes. The rigid summicron. Another of my favorites.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-24-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,229
Posted By Ccoppola82
I feel more comfortable with a 35, but tend to...

I feel more comfortable with a 35, but tend to like the images from a 28 a little better sometimes if I want a more dynamic photo, or for a landscape situation. 35 feels very normal to me and forces...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-24-2018
Replies: 104
Views: 7,027
Posted By Ccoppola82
It really is. Someday soon I'm gonna do a...

It really is. Someday soon I'm gonna do a shootout between all my 50s to see what real world differences I can see. I suspect the collapsible will be top 2 or so for what I'm looking for.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-22-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 906
Posted By Ccoppola82
A couple samples of HP5/Kentmere

Here are a couple samples of HP5 and Kentmere 400 The keywords are listed on the bottom and say what film, EI,/lens/developer was used as well.

HP5 (the sea Dunes were exposted at 400, it was low...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-22-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 3,525
Posted By Ccoppola82
I love my xpro2, Oddly I use it as my fun camera/...

I love my xpro2, Oddly I use it as my fun camera/ JPG machine...but I figured I would post a few. Landscapes are oversaturated because I use the images for oil painting references

CV21mm...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-21-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 906
Posted By Ccoppola82
Yup! Give it a shot. The reasoning behind doing...

Yup! Give it a shot. The reasoning behind doing this in my case at least, is because on roll film, we encounter scenes of varying contrast throughout the roll. This method provides a sort of fail...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-20-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 906
Posted By Ccoppola82
Important basic that should be well...

Important basic that should be well understood:
Shadow density is created at the exposure, highlight density is created during development.
This happens because the highlights build and get thicker...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-20-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 906
Posted By Ccoppola82
What don’t you like about hp5? I’ve personally...

What don’t you like about hp5? I’ve personally found it to be the most diverse film I use. Regarding the other films. Kentmere and ultrafine 400 are both reasonable budget alternatives and dry...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-18-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,145
Posted By Ccoppola82
Maybe I’m a bit strange in that I think the...

Maybe I’m a bit strange in that I think the limitations imposed by “lesser technology” often facilitated the creation of better works. I feel the same way when I oil paint. I work with a limited...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-17-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By Ccoppola82
If you’re shooting BW, Summicron gets my vote. I...

If you’re shooting BW, Summicron gets my vote. I go back to it over and over despite having way too many 50s
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-17-2018
Replies: 117
Views: 17,592
Posted By Ccoppola82
I’m very tempted to upgrade my M-mount Nokton 50...

I’m very tempted to upgrade my M-mount Nokton 50 1.5 to get this. Does anyone have both that could do comparison shots or anything?
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-15-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By Ccoppola82
I use a 1934 Sonnar 50 1.5 with an amadeo adapter...

I use a 1934 Sonnar 50 1.5 with an amadeo adapter and use it on both my M6 and Xpro2. Pricy, but the lens is really fun.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-11-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 2,738
Posted By Ccoppola82
It isn't so much that there are new cameras are...

It isn't so much that there are new cameras are released. To me, I've really enjoyed the process of learning about exposure, composition, and what the camera/lens/film/developer can do together. ...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-09-2018
Replies: 104
Views: 7,027
Posted By Ccoppola82
Most standard K2 filters need 2/3 stop via my...

Most standard K2 filters need 2/3 stop via my Pentax spotmeter. If the green is the ďGGRĒ Leica one, itís about the same. If you are using an m6 or m7, it should adjust on its own. If not, just give...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-05-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 2,070
Posted By Ccoppola82
Iíd use it to shoot hybrid w my m6 and canon. I...

Iíd use it to shoot hybrid w my m6 and canon. I have a lot of glass for both systems. It would make it very versatile for me. The full frame potential is the only thing that would take me from my...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-05-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 2,070
Posted By Ccoppola82
Any idea if this will take M-mount?

Any idea if this will take M-mount?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-04-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 1,784
Posted By Ccoppola82
This is the one I have. Paid $200. Worth every...

This is the one I have. Paid $200. Worth every penny. I would probably make the trip to get one if it was a days drive.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-04-2018
Replies: 169
Views: 83,723
Posted By Ccoppola82
Good luck with it! It's really a fantastic little...

Good luck with it! It's really a fantastic little workhorse lens that works great as a walk around lens. Work with its limitations in mind and you will be very happy
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-04-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,148
Posted By Ccoppola82
I started photography with an SLR a few years ago...

I started photography with an SLR a few years ago and my first real lens purchase was a Canon 35L for my FF 6d. I had it in my head that I was a 35 guy, but found myself reaching for a 50 cron more...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-04-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By Ccoppola82
Maybe a Summaron 35mm 2.8? If I'm shooting...

Maybe a Summaron 35mm 2.8? If I'm shooting available light, that's my preferred combo
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-03-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 1,784
Posted By Ccoppola82
My film drier cabinet is hands down one of the...

My film drier cabinet is hands down one of the best purchases I've made for photography. I would find one or build one if I was you. 25 min and film is dry, dust free.
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-02-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,550
Posted By Ccoppola82
I love mine also. I customized 5 or 6 film...

I love mine also. I customized 5 or 6 film presets and turned it into my jpg machine. I've not had a single issue with the exception of sensor dust once in a while, but that's user error rather...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-31-2018
Replies: 121
Views: 4,589
Posted By Ccoppola82
I’ve learned a ton on here. So ya, it’s still...

I’ve learned a ton on here. So ya, it’s still relevant to me at least
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-28-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 3,823
Posted By Ccoppola82
Now this is tempting. Haha. Like I need another...

Now this is tempting. Haha. Like I need another 50....but it looks so nice!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-28-2018
Replies: 173
Views: 10,328
Posted By Ccoppola82
I brought my smallest setup that would fit in my...

I brought my smallest setup that would fit in my little domke bag.
50 Elmar red scale
35 cron v3
28 Elmarit v3 on the m6. I debated about that one too, but I love the images from that lens so it was...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-23-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,152
Posted By Ccoppola82
After shooting my m6 or Xpro2 as daily carry...

After shooting my m6 or Xpro2 as daily carry cameras, I simply cannot imagine using a camera that large for anything other than landscape work. Portability and ergonomics have superseded pretty much...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-21-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 825
Posted By Ccoppola82
Perhaps a more experienced person can comment on...

Perhaps a more experienced person can comment on this, but I’ve found using the zone system on 135 to be done in a sort of compromising way. In a 36 shot roll I am likely to encounter a variety of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-19-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 825
Posted By Ccoppola82
I’ve thought about this a lot as well. I’m very...

I’ve thought about this a lot as well. I’m very new to this still, but I’ve tried to shoot 10 rolls of a particular film at a time and settled on a couple developers to go along with all of them. So...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-13-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By Ccoppola82
I keep a 39mm Leica UV filter on the front and an...

I keep a 39mm Leica UV filter on the front and an IROOA hood for the most part. (This lens benefits from a hood) You could also get a b+w filter and an off brand pinch cap. The chrome UV Leica filter...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-07-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 942
Posted By Ccoppola82
2 of my 3 are ergonomically very nice. The 21mm...

2 of my 3 are ergonomically very nice. The 21mm Skopar and 35 1.4. The Nokton 50 isnít my favorite to shoot with, but I adjust to it easily and make it work.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-07-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 942
Posted By Ccoppola82
Voigtlšnder makes some really nice lenses for my...

Voigtlšnder makes some really nice lenses for my purposes. I have 3 now. It’s funny that I’ve seen people say “man, I wish somebody made classic lenses as New builds,” then Voigtlšnder does it and...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-04-2018
Replies: 291
Views: 75,984
Posted By Ccoppola82
I have gotten that a few times, but itís never...

I have gotten that a few times, but itís never made me jump and spend thousands of dollars on a summilux. Agree that it is annoying when it happens though.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-03-2018
Replies: 291
Views: 75,984
Posted By Ccoppola82
My first lens for the Leica. I have a bunch now,...

My first lens for the Leica. I have a bunch now, but this is my only fast 35. My daytime 35 is a Summaron 2.8 or Cron v3, but this carries the weight at night. 2500$+ for used old summilux vs $400...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-31-2018
Replies: 44
Views: 4,573
Posted By Ccoppola82
Hands down my favorite 35mm ive ever used.

Hands down my favorite 35mm ive ever used.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 07-30-2018
Replies: 1,498
Views: 95,121
Posted By Ccoppola82
Dog Days of summer

M6
28mm Elmarit v3
Kentmere 400 ei400 in Pyrocat HD 14 min
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1837/29881683068_670a3898fe_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Mwxrjd)32-22.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Mwxrjd) by Chris...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-30-2018
Replies: 461
Views: 94,725
Posted By Ccoppola82
Been using this lens a lot lately. I always miss...

Been using this lens a lot lately. I always miss it when I put it away for some time.

Ultrafine Extreme 400
Barry Thornton 2 Bath

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/857/43751621061_d62c7455fa_c.jpg...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-27-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 3,650
Posted By Ccoppola82
Absolutely fantastic story and a serious...

Absolutely fantastic story and a serious congratulations to him for his achievement.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-23-2018
Replies: 939
Views: 187,379
Posted By Ccoppola82
Kentmere 400 ei200 Barry Thornton 2 bath 1934...

Kentmere 400 ei200
Barry Thornton 2 bath
1934 Uncoated CZJ Sonnar 50 1.5
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/861/41796000820_eecdde8be2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26FnqTN)30-23.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2018
Replies: 461
Views: 94,725
Posted By Ccoppola82
All of these are Kentmere 400 EI200 Barry...

All of these are
Kentmere 400 EI200
Barry Thornton 2 Bath

First is a print on Ilford FB Warm tone. Im BRAND new to printing, so I'm sure it will improve with practice. I am really shocked at how...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-20-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,466
Posted By Ccoppola82
I have one that I got in an estate sale Leica...

I have one that I got in an estate sale Leica bundle. I think it's got very slight haze, but I tend to use my Summaron 2.8 A LOT, so the Elmar doesn't see much work. Mayble I'll shoot a roll with it...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-18-2018
Replies: 118
Views: 5,098
Posted By Ccoppola82
I guess the more I’ve gotten into photography, I...

I guess the more I’ve gotten into photography, I struggle to look at a lenses difference as a weakness. I find it rather a strength. I think one of the main reasons I enjoy older lenses is their...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-18-2018
Replies: 118
Views: 5,098
Posted By Ccoppola82
In m42 I would have to say I get consistently...

In m42 I would have to say I get consistently good results with the 85mm 1.8 Takumar. I mount it to full frame canon or spotmatic F and I like it better for BW portraits than the 135L. I try to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-17-2018
Replies: 126
Views: 5,699
Posted By Ccoppola82
Canon EOS 1v is probably the toughest and best...

Canon EOS 1v is probably the toughest and best built that I’ve personally ever used. It makes the 6d feel like a toy.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-14-2018
Replies: 81
Views: 5,638
Posted By Ccoppola82
M6 35mm Summicron D23 Hp5

M6
35mm Summicron
D23
Hp5
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-13-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By Ccoppola82
Staying with liquid and simplicity for 400 speed...

Staying with liquid and simplicity for 400 speed film, I’d have to say HC110 or possibly Pyrocat-HD in glycol from photographers formulary. Both will work well for you
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-11-2018
Replies: 59
Views: 4,617
Posted By Ccoppola82
Funny. I just ordered a brick in 135 and 5 or so...

Funny. I just ordered a brick in 135 and 5 or so in 120. Figured I'd use it for messing around. The first roll came out surprisingly nice though!
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-08-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,151
Posted By Ccoppola82
I have this weird way of choosing my gear. 1. ...

I have this weird way of choosing my gear.
1. Does it take photos that I like? Yes or no
2. Do I enjoy using the camera or lens? Yes or no

If the answer is yes to both, I tend to carry and use...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-07-2018
Replies: 3,585
Views: 907,324
Posted By Ccoppola82
35mm Summicron v3 Kodak Double X ...

35mm Summicron v3
Kodak Double X


https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1786/41418746440_5d65483e95_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2672UiW)
26-17.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2672UiW) by Chris Coppola...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 07-07-2018
Replies: 1,498
Views: 95,121
Posted By Ccoppola82
35mm Summicron v3 Ultrafine Extreme...

35mm Summicron v3
Ultrafine Extreme 400
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/914/41459354060_a76c1c0581_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26aC2xj)27-27-Edit.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26aC2xj) by Chris Coppola...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-04-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,579
Posted By Ccoppola82
I would just hunt thrift stores and Craigslist...

I would just hunt thrift stores and Craigslist ads and pick up all the m42 cameras you can. Get a couple lenses. They are usually dirt cheap. I like the spotmatics, they are all mechanical and the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-03-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,336
Posted By Ccoppola82
I kept my Cron and got rid of my Elmar. Nothing...

I kept my Cron and got rid of my Elmar. Nothing wrong with the Elmar per se. The only thing wrong with it to me was that the front aperture portion of the lens rotated as you focused. Made aperture...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-02-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 782
Posted By Ccoppola82
So the "weathersealed" eos 1v w 16-35 + 6d w one...

So the "weathersealed" eos 1v w 16-35 + 6d w one of my other sealed lenses wouldn't offer enough protection against sand? I don't plan to go into the water with it. Sand is more my concern. I also...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-29-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 782
Posted By Ccoppola82
Which system combo for beach vacation?

Iíll preface this by saying I have an over abundance of gear and itís almost embarrassing to ask this. First world problem for sure. Ive collected this gear on my journey to Leica film cameras. I...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 06-29-2018
Replies: 1,498
Views: 95,121
Posted By Ccoppola82
wow....striking image.

wow....striking image.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-27-2018
Replies: 104
Views: 7,027
Posted By Ccoppola82
I found an excellent copy on KEH and paid a...

I found an excellent copy on KEH and paid a pretty penny for it. I
Wonít ever let it go either. I will get my CLAíd user copy go thought! Just havenít listed it yet.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 06-27-2018
Replies: 1,498
Views: 95,121
Posted By Ccoppola82
first post on this thread. I THINK I used the 35...

first post on this thread. I THINK I used the 35 Cron v3

fp4
Rodinal 1+100
60 min semi stand
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/847/28183028957_44f889ce50_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JWroCn)25-7.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-27-2018
Replies: 155
Views: 11,922
Posted By Ccoppola82
hp5 rodinal 1+100 60 min semi...

hp5
rodinal 1+100
60 min semi stand
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1822/29179910368_6c4f00ba80_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LswEJU)24-33-Edit.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LswEJU) by Chris Coppola...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-27-2018
Replies: 104
Views: 7,027
Posted By Ccoppola82
fp4 Rodinal 1+100 60 min semi stand, 1 agitation...

fp4
Rodinal 1+100
60 min semi stand, 1 agitation half way

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1806/41241377960_330d33a453_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25QmQQG)25-31.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25QmQQG) by Chris...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-27-2018
Replies: 461
Views: 94,725
Posted By Ccoppola82
K2 Filter hp5 EI320 Rodinal 1+100 60 min stand,...

K2 Filter
hp5 EI320
Rodinal 1+100
60 min stand, half way 1 agitation


https://farm1.staticflickr.com/918/42333289104_8f69edd0e2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27uRaYU)24-7-Edit.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-24-2018
Replies: 104
Views: 7,027
Posted By Ccoppola82
No problem! I’m a tinkerer and play with a lot...

No problem! I’m a tinkerer and play with a lot of different stuff. Kinda pricey when it comes to playing with different Leica glass. Lol. I actually think D23 is my most used lately. My last...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-24-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By Ccoppola82
Foma 400 discontinued on BH

I was about to order some from BH and it said the 36 roll is discontinued. Anyone know anything about that?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-22-2018
Replies: 461
Views: 94,725
Posted By Ccoppola82
I’ve stayed out of that debate. I don’t think...

I’ve stayed out of that debate. I don’t think anyone can really say “why” some lenses exhibit that phenomena. Optics seems like a combination of so many different pieces that result in the photo....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-21-2018
Replies: 104
Views: 7,027
Posted By Ccoppola82
Kentmere 400 HC110 B + 2 grams Sodium Sulfite in...

Kentmere 400
HC110 B + 2 grams Sodium Sulfite in 600ml
6 min total. 60 Second initial, 10 sec every min
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1837/42043882975_b766f98d86_b.jpg...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-19-2018
Replies: 93
Views: 6,499
Posted By Ccoppola82
Memorial Day Cemetary Visit

M6
35mm Summicron v3
D23 1+3
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/891/42864536252_94d2b17601_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28iMXfu)
22-12-Edit.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28iMXfu) by Chris Coppola...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-19-2018
Replies: 461
Views: 94,725
Posted By Ccoppola82
Chimney Bluff

Leica M2
Summaron 2.8
Tri X in Barry Thornton 2 Bath (I believe a higher alkali version)
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1829/29040296938_370ba0d4dc_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Lfc7wN)
42-14-Edit.jpg...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,438
Posted By Ccoppola82
HC110 is really versatile. If offers different...

HC110 is really versatile. If offers different dilutions for different looks, and I have used it with a few different films. Would be hard to beat if you wanna keep things simple. Pyrocat has been...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By Ccoppola82
Wow awesome examples! I didn’t even think of...

Wow awesome examples! I didn’t even think of hp5. That makes sense though, plus I could even use an orange or yellow filter to cut some speed even further. That APX100 looks fantastic as well....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-14-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By Ccoppola82
Film choices for High contrast beach light?

Hello, wondering if I could get some opinions on some stock/developer combos. we just booked a vacation to Cape Cod in august. When I went last time I noticed the light was quite a bit harder than we...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-14-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 2,219
Posted By Ccoppola82
Mine just came in today. What a nice little lens!...

Mine just came in today. What a nice little lens! Im keeping mine on the Xpro2 for the most part, but it’s nice to be able to have an ultra wide for the M6 if need be! Thanks for the heads up! Just...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-12-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 2,219
Posted By Ccoppola82
I think I grabbed the last silver one.

I think I grabbed the last silver one.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-07-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,494
Posted By Ccoppola82
Cv 35 1.4 I use mine when I really need the...

Cv 35 1.4

I use mine when I really need the extra stop and really like it. The distortion doesn't really bother me like it does some people. Hey though, maybe the distortion will help with the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-07-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,439
Posted By Ccoppola82
Ahhh. The good old planar killer. I have a few of...

Ahhh. The good old planar killer. I have a few of these. They are actually quite nice, but the bokeh can get a bit busy in certain scenarios. They are thoriated glass, so a good UV treatment from an...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-03-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By Ccoppola82
Thanks! I’m picking through and trying to find...

Thanks!
I’m picking through and trying to find the best from each set. I have to sort them all by date first. Right now they are all mixed up in about 5 slide boxes. Whoever took them had a really...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-02-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By Ccoppola82
All I know is the development date of...

All I know is the development date of 1958

Anyone know where this is? Cambodia and Korea maybe??


https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1727/41626680475_ba350fd5e1_b.jpg...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-02-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By Ccoppola82
I apologize for the watermark, I don't know why...

I apologize for the watermark, I don't know why sometimes when I export from LR to my flickr photo stream that it puts it on automatically on some but not all the photos...

Sleeping Rainbow Ranch...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-02-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By Ccoppola82
A couple more from the same batch, Middle east,...

A couple more from the same batch,

Middle east, 1974

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1751/41804899454_c2c39cf072_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26Ga39w)KodahcromeUnkown23.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26Ga39w)...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-01-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By Ccoppola82
Kodachrome Unkown: Collection of unknown Photog. Images from around the world.

I acquired this massive collection of kodachrome slides from a photographer I purchased some gear from. He came to my work one day and literally dropped this entire collection off and made me...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-31-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 17,878
Posted By Ccoppola82
This thread reminded me that I acquired a...

This thread reminded me that I acquired a collection of Kodachrome slides from all over the world. I think from the 50's to maybe late 70s. I have NO IDEA who the photographer was, but apparently...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-30-2018
Replies: 155
Views: 11,922
Posted By Ccoppola82
Every time I post in this thread I end up looking...

Every time I post in this thread I end up looking through the images and it makes me want to use it even more. I'm always torn between this one and my collapsible. Fantastic shots everyone, notably...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-30-2018
Replies: 155
Views: 11,922
Posted By Ccoppola82
Certain things always draw my attention. My son,...

Certain things always draw my attention. My son, because hes always into something...and shapes.

Arista 200
EI 100
D23 1+3, 19 min 1 min inversion, then 10 sec every...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-30-2018
Replies: 1,295
Views: 333,581
Posted By Ccoppola82
This thread cost me $$. I kept really liking the...

This thread cost me $$. I kept really liking the version III so I finally grabbed one. Got my first couple rolls developed today.

v3
Arista 200
D23 1+3, 19...
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-29-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,117
Posted By Ccoppola82
I love mine. I use it exclusively with m-mount...

I love mine. I use it exclusively with m-mount glass because I usually carry it with an m6. The jpegs it produces are fantastic.
Forum: Travel 05-19-2018
Replies: 142
Views: 4,403
Posted By Ccoppola82
I think if I was traveling it would be an m6, my...

I think if I was traveling it would be an m6, my xpro2 for digital w Leica adaptor (sacrilege I know) and likely a fast 35mm mounted to the xpro, a 50 cron, and maybe my 28 elmarit in the bag. I ty...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-07-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 732
Posted By Ccoppola82
You're gonna want to look up JK Collectibles on...

You're gonna want to look up JK Collectibles on FB or user "johnson167" on instagram. He has the best rare lenses I've ever seen. I just had a very good transaction with him when I sold a rare 1920s...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-04-2018
Replies: 461
Views: 94,725
Posted By Ccoppola82
fp4+ in D23...

fp4+ in D23 1+3
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/828/41183089814_44cdbc9ded_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25Kd6NE)
16-14-Edit.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25Kd6NE) by Chris Coppola...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-04-2018
Replies: 104
Views: 7,027
Posted By Ccoppola82
Finally got nice out around here! FP4+ in D23...

Finally got nice out around here! FP4+ in D23 3+1

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/912/41900364251_b7ce832c4d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26QAjvi)15-5-Edit.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26QAjvi) by Chris...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-27-2018
Replies: 83
Views: 2,117
Posted By Ccoppola82
Lenses are the first point of contact your camera...

Lenses are the first point of contact your camera has with the image. They are the eyes of the camera. On my 35mm cameras I want a VERY different look from my lenses than I would for my 120. I like...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,356
Posted By Ccoppola82
Depends what I'm doing really. Some days when my...

Depends what I'm doing really. Some days when my focus is purely photography, size doesn't matter, but when I'm just carrying my camera around daily I prefer to keep it small. That's my first...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-25-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 4,191
Posted By Ccoppola82
I think it’s ridiculous, but...I did read the...

I think it’s ridiculous, but...I did read the site and he specified that the elephant hides used were from animals that died of natural causes. Not hunting legally or otherwise. I still feel it’s...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-15-2018
Replies: 114
Views: 3,571
Posted By Ccoppola82
M6 and lately xpro-2 which

M6 and lately xpro-2 which
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