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Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-27-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,033
Posted By aoresteen
Edit - Moderator Note: I'm not sure why this...

Edit - Moderator Note:

I'm not sure why this double-posted. Please delete. Sorry! Thanks!

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I picked up a a Canon lens hood for the Canon...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-26-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,033
Posted By aoresteen
I picked up a a Canon lens hood for the Canon...

I picked up a a Canon lens hood for the Canon 50mm f/1.8, 35mm f/2.8, & 35mm f/3.2. It's not marked for the 35mm f/2 but I will test it see how it does. It holds Series VI filters. I have used...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-26-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By aoresteen
Davhill, thanks for the offer :)! The 34-37mm...

Davhill, thanks for the offer :)!

The 34-37mm step ring is in as are two different style 37mm shades to test. Just need nice weather now that Christmas is over.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 12-09-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,426
Posted By aoresteen
I am thinking very hard about getting a Canon P...

I am thinking very hard about getting a Canon P that has been repainted black for around $300. A factory original black would be around $1500-$200 from what I can tell.

The one I saw that I really...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-03-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By aoresteen
OK I did test the lens with only the shade on it...

OK I did test the lens with only the shade on it and you are right - it's the thickens of the Heliopan filter ring that pushes the shade into the frame. Here are some frames with the shade but with...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-02-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By aoresteen
Yes it's a Serenar (type 2 from 1952) and I am...

Yes it's a Serenar (type 2 from 1952) and I am very pleased with it. While the lens is recessed that only works when you do not have a filter on. With a filter the glass is exposed and that's why...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-30-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By aoresteen
Thanks! As I wrote the post I thought of that...

Thanks! As I wrote the post I thought of that and ordered a 34-37mm up ring and a 37mm WA vented shade. I'm fearful that it will block the viewfinder.

If that's doesn't work I guess I'll have to...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-29-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2,481
Posted By aoresteen
I carry my Olympus E-5 paper manual in my bag...

I carry my Olympus E-5 paper manual in my bag when I shoot. I can't tell you how many times a new fricken' icon shows up in the viewfinder or on the LCD screen and I have no idea why it's there or...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-29-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 1,761
Posted By aoresteen
After the PhotoBucket fiasco last year I deleted...

After the PhotoBucket fiasco last year I deleted every photo I had on PhotoBucket except one: PhotoBucket's place holder image extorting fees.

I do not have ANY images at a public "cloud" site. I...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-28-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,033
Posted By aoresteen
Thanks all! I decided to get the Canon. I...

Thanks all! I decided to get the Canon. I bought this one:

http://oresteen.com/images/cameras/Leica_M4-P/canon_35mm_f2_600.jpg

Looks like a V1, serial# 23922. Seller has 100% feedback and the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-28-2018
Replies: 61
Views: 3,760
Posted By aoresteen
Oh crap! I feel GAS!!!! I have the Canon 50mm...

Oh crap! I feel GAS!!!! I have the Canon 50mm f/1.2, 50mm f/1.8, and 50mm f/2.8. Now I have to look for the F/2.2? Well, after looking at all the photos with the f/2.2 here, I will start the hunt!
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-28-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By aoresteen
The Canon 7 is a solid camera. But like all...

The Canon 7 is a solid camera. But like all mechanical devices they need service. I hope your repairman can sort it out.

If if doesn't work out, ask here for reputable repair shops. I use cameras...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-28-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By aoresteen
Canon 28mm LTM Lens Shade

Two years ago I researched and bought a Canon 28mm f/3.5 LTM and I use it on my Leica M4-P.

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=153738

I like using a yellow filter so I bought...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 11-27-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1,293
Posted By aoresteen
Have SK grimes make a 34.5mm to 39mm step-up...

Have SK grimes make a 34.5mm to 39mm step-up ring. Or to 37mm.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-26-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,033
Posted By aoresteen
Thanks all! If I get the Canon it will be sent...

Thanks all! If I get the Canon it will be sent to DAG for a CLA right off. Right now I'm leaning toward the Canon as I have the 50mm f/1.2, the 50mm f/1.8 and the 50mm f/2.8 black Canon...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-26-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,033
Posted By aoresteen
Canon 35mm f/2 black vs Voigtlander 35mm f/2.5 LTM

I have a bit of gas and I'm in the market for a 35mm LTM lens. I've narrowed it down to two - the Canon 35mm f/2 black LTM and the Voigtlander Color-Skopar f/2.5.

I plan on using it with my Leica...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-10-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,213
Posted By aoresteen
Well, I have always wanted an OM-1 or OM-2 in...

Well, I have always wanted an OM-1 or OM-2 in Safari green. Maybe they can do one up for me. Might as well get the Winder 2 done at the same time.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 01-19-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 2,200
Posted By aoresteen
Nice! My plan is to use mine at f/5.6,f/8, and...

Nice!

My plan is to use mine at f/5.6,f/8, and f/11 as well. Should be a great "walk-about" lens.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 01-18-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 2,200
Posted By aoresteen
I bought a Canon Serenar 28mm f/3.5 # 11139 in...

I bought a Canon Serenar 28mm f/3.5 # 11139 in late 2015. It's a 1952 - same year as I was born in :) . I bought it specifically to use with my Leica M4-P when I want a small 28mm. My other 28mm...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-13-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,057
Posted By aoresteen
Send it to Don DAG and get his opinion. He will...

Send it to Don DAG and get his opinion. He will let you know the cost to repair to IIIF or convert to 1F.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-13-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,329
Posted By aoresteen
Great job. You took a parts chassis and brought...

Great job. You took a parts chassis and brought it back to life.

If it were mine I would have had to send it to DAG along with a big check!

Well done!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-12-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,285
Posted By aoresteen
Got the Industar-26m back from Don. It is silky...

Got the Industar-26m back from Don. It is silky smooth!

It was expensive to have it serviced - $110 plus shipping. But it's like new. I will run some film through it soon.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-07-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 4,067
Posted By aoresteen
Took the 28mm f/3.5 on my M4-P out today at the...

Took the 28mm f/3.5 on my M4-P out today at the monthly Saturday Market and took some photos. Didn't finish the roll. Also took my M3 with the Canon 85mm f/2. Both are silky smooth and worked...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-07-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,504
Posted By aoresteen
I've contacted John at Focal Point. I know he...

I've contacted John at Focal Point. I know he can re-coat it - it's just a matter of cost.

As to the 50mm f/1.9 - it's smooth as butter and focus is dead on. It also has a bit of residual haze...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-06-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,504
Posted By aoresteen
Well, I've got a bit of bad news. My 50mm f/2.8...

Well, I've got a bit of bad news. My 50mm f/2.8 is beyond repair. I sent it Youxin Ye who writes on May 4th:

"Canon 50/2.8 lens - The lens has heavy haze on the element under the aperture blades,...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-01-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 4,067
Posted By aoresteen
They came back last week and are beautiful! Like...

They came back last week and are beautiful! Like new. Don did a great job on them. Should be able to run some film through them next week.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-06-2016
Replies: 2,682
Views: 789,177
Posted By aoresteen
How about some Zeiss...

How about some Zeiss love:

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e5/aoresteen/Cameras%20-%20general/contaflex%20super_zpsnjbtijll.jpg

Contaflex Super of 1959. Has a wonderful 50mm f/2.8 Tessar lens. ...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-06-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,194
Posted By aoresteen
I have and use the Voigtlander 21mm f/4 LTM (the...

I have and use the Voigtlander 21mm f/4 LTM (the lens in the link) on my Leicaa IIIs. It came with plastic Voigtlander 21mm finder.

If you bought a Bessa R4m, it has the 21mm viewfinder built in. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 4,622
Posted By aoresteen
+1 With all the various M cameras Leica has/does...

+1

With all the various M cameras Leica has/does make, what cant the release an M6 with the M3 viewfinder and light meter? Now that would be a great a la cart option.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2016
Replies: 83
Views: 6,487
Posted By aoresteen
+1 This site is well worth a buck a month.

+1 This site is well worth a buck a month.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-05-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 6,940
Posted By aoresteen
But the smaller one on the left has a full frame...

But the smaller one on the left has a full frame sensor :)
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-05-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 6,940
Posted By aoresteen
Small? Have you seen the 7-14mm, the 12-40, and...

Small?

Have you seen the 7-14mm, the 12-40, and the new 300mm?

The m43 lenses are huge with a few exceptions.

That has been the stinging issue with Four Thirds & m43. The bodies get smaller but...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-05-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 3,884
Posted By aoresteen
They sent Olympus a letter demanding that Olympus...

They sent Olympus a letter demanding that Olympus change the name and Olympus agreed thus avoiding litigation.

When they introduced the M3 in 1955 they made it clear that they would defend their...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-03-2016
Replies: 58
Views: 9,745
Posted By aoresteen
I should get the 85mm 1.5 for my SP..... But for...

I should get the 85mm 1.5 for my SP.....

But for now I'll keep looking for the Canon 85 1.5.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-02-2016
Replies: 92
Views: 5,926
Posted By aoresteen
I have two cameras that make me very happy. 1. ...

I have two cameras that make me very happy.

1. My black Nikon SP 2005. I was home on R&R from Iraq in Jan 2008. I had saved my combat pay and I have always (well, since 1978) wanted a black SP. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-02-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,491
Posted By aoresteen
Soon to be on ebay listed as in mint...

Soon to be on ebay listed as in mint condition.... :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-02-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,093
Posted By aoresteen
Very true. Cosina made Nikons & Olympus OM2000...

Very true. Cosina made Nikons & Olympus OM2000 and IIRC Canon low end SLRs as well. Fan boys were in big denial mode.

And the cameras worked ok. Lots of folks bought an SLR, shot 3 rolls through...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-02-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 4,622
Posted By aoresteen
It's here. And it's called the Sony A7II. $1700...

It's here. And it's called the Sony A7II. $1700 from B&H

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1102008-REG/sony_ilce7m2_b_a7ii_mirrorless_digital_camera.html

You can use OM glass AND Leica S/M...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-02-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,285
Posted By aoresteen
It's en-route to the DAG Southern Wisconsin...

It's en-route to the DAG Southern Wisconsin Rehabilitation Center For Abused Rangefinder Apparatus & Restoration Center :) .
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-02-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,285
Posted By aoresteen
Thanks! Great page on the Industar-26m; I did not...

Thanks! Great page on the Industar-26m; I did not realize that there were so many versions. Best I can tell, my copy is a PT4330 vintage 1958-1959.

Given the serial number of 421776 I'm guessing...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-01-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,285
Posted By aoresteen
Industar 26m Lens - Year?

I bought an Industar 26m lens for the princely sum of $23 shipped from Russia. It needs a CLA but that was expected. And it did show up in the mail today :)...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-31-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 3,663
Posted By aoresteen
Also consider the Canon 50mm f/1.9 or f/2...

Also consider the Canon 50mm f/1.9 or f/2 collapsible. They are small when collapsed as well and should be easier to find. I just bought one (f/1.9) that's is bad shape and sent it out for CLA so I...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-31-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,504
Posted By aoresteen
UPDATE: The Canon 50mm f/2.8 and a 50mm f/1.9...

UPDATE: The Canon 50mm f/2.8 and a 50mm f/1.9 Serenar are on their way to Youxin Ye for a CLA.

The 50mm 1.9 is way gummed up - won't focus & aperture ring is stuck. I hope it's repairable :) I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-31-2016
Replies: 103
Views: 12,631
Posted By aoresteen
+1 Yup, an old feature that was considered...

+1 Yup, an old feature that was considered cutting edge in 1975.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-31-2016
Replies: 103
Views: 12,631
Posted By aoresteen
The folks on the Pentax forum seem to think that...

The folks on the Pentax forum seem to think that the body only will sell for $2500 plus. At that price point they will sell copies to the Pentax fan boys and no one else. Then they will have to...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-29-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 3,016
Posted By aoresteen
I've bought a couple of cameras from Japan and a...

I've bought a couple of cameras from Japan and a bunch of lenses. No problems at all.

The better ones will use EMS shipping and they get to the USA fast!

Here's a thread with a lot of info in...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-29-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 2,409
Posted By aoresteen
Do you mean Hektor 13.5cm lens? 31.5cm is 315mm...

Do you mean Hektor 13.5cm lens? 31.5cm is 315mm which is a LOOOONG lens?

Your choice of bodies depends on your style of photography. If you are going to use wide angle lenses such as a 35mm or a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 2,418
Posted By aoresteen
I selected else as I have a bunch of enlargers...

I selected else as I have a bunch of enlargers and enlarging lenses :)
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-27-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,233
Posted By aoresteen
Raid, You are a blessed man indeed and must be...

Raid,

You are a blessed man indeed and must be living a good life! Maybe one day I will have them too.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 01-27-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 8,428
Posted By aoresteen
There's lots wrong with auto updates. I can't...

There's lots wrong with auto updates. I can't tell you how many times I had to have my IT staff back out a MicroSoft update that had serious problems. Even after testing them there were many...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-27-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,233
Posted By aoresteen
I'm on a Serenar kick right now. I had an 85mm...

I'm on a Serenar kick right now. I had an 85mm f/2 Serenar back around 1983 and dropped it. I had to get another Serenar this time around. BTW it's at DAG for a CLA along with the 28mm f/3.5...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-27-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,233
Posted By aoresteen
I just bought a Canon 85mm f/2 so it would not...

I just bought a Canon 85mm f/2 so it would not make sense to get the 1.8 as well. That's why I'm looking at the 1.5.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 01-26-2016
Replies: 85
Views: 25,615
Posted By aoresteen
Bought a Canon 50mm f/2.8. Saw an auction for a...

Bought a Canon 50mm f/2.8. Saw an auction for a jammed up 50mm f/1.9 Serenar collapsible that needs repair, put in a bid and won for $49 + $14 shipping.

I'm going to have Youxin Ye take a crack at...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-26-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,233
Posted By aoresteen
I needed a Nikon BL finder for my 105mm Nikkor...

I needed a Nikon BL finder for my 105mm Nikkor for my Contax II. Looked for a year with no luck and did the same - bought one from Kevin for over $300. Ugh! Still stings.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-26-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,233
Posted By aoresteen
Nice listing! The 50mm f/2.8 is the first...

Nice listing!

The 50mm f/2.8 is the first version with a filter size of 34mm

http://www.canon.com/c-museum/en/product/s50.html

That dates the page to Jan 1955 to Mar of...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-26-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,233
Posted By aoresteen
Raid, nice shots! I love the 2nd one. Thanks...

Raid, nice shots! I love the 2nd one.

Thanks for all the feedback on prices. I'll set my max budget at $800. There's one on the bay that is way too high - asking price is $1280 with the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-26-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,233
Posted By aoresteen
canon 85mm f/1.5 Price

I am very interested in the Canon 85mm f/1.5 lens, preferably the Serenar labled version.

What is a resonable & fair price for one? I know that they are scarce and opticlly not the best but I'd like...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 01-25-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 8,428
Posted By aoresteen
I'd wait until SP3 comes out for Win 10 :D Heck,...

I'd wait until SP3 comes out for Win 10 :D

Heck, I'm still on WinXP SP3, and by using a few choice apps it is a secure as Win7 or 8. My wife is on Win7 and I hate using it.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-25-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,079
Posted By aoresteen
Or send it to Don Goldberg and let him sort it...

Or send it to Don Goldberg and let him sort it out. Ever since Pete Smith passed, I'd use Don for Nikon RF repairs.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-25-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,601
Posted By aoresteen
I just picked up an Olympus Vari-Magni finder for...

I just picked up an Olympus Vari-Magni finder for my OM cameras. I looking forward to seeing if it works ok with the camera on a tripod.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-24-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 3,677
Posted By aoresteen
Didn't Leica NY have Don Goldberg's father design...

Didn't Leica NY have Don Goldberg's father design a motordrive for the M2? I seem to recall such a beast.

Found...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2016
Replies: 96
Views: 5,564
Posted By aoresteen
My 1955 Hasselblad 1000F with 60 Distagon, 80mm...

My 1955 Hasselblad 1000F with 60 Distagon, 80mm Ektar, 135mm Ektar, and a 180mm Piesker.
Forum: Lomography 01-22-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 30,949
Posted By aoresteen
Better yet would be to get a used Canon 50mm...

Better yet would be to get a used Canon 50mm f/1.5 for around $300.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-21-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,504
Posted By aoresteen
Raid, you should know better! You can never be...

Raid, you should know better! You can never be too rich, too thin, and have too many Canon rangefinder lenses :) !
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-20-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,504
Posted By aoresteen
Why? Was the lens bad? Did you take some test...

Why? Was the lens bad? Did you take some test shots with it?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-20-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,504
Posted By aoresteen
I went ahead and bought one off of eBay for $108...

I went ahead and bought one off of eBay for $108 shipped from Japan. It has a bit of haze but my practice is to send them out for a CLA anyway. Comes with caps & hood. The correct hood was a...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-19-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 10,178
Posted By aoresteen
Henry Scherer has the correct ribbon but will not...

Henry Scherer has the correct ribbon but will not sell it. I wonder where he got it from?

Perhaps his supplier would sell to others.
Forum: Travel 01-19-2016
Replies: 55
Views: 5,065
Posted By aoresteen
I flew from Stuttgart to Atlanta last October. I...

I flew from Stuttgart to Atlanta last October. I asked the German security persons at Stuttgart to hand inspect my 30 rolls of B&W 400 35mm film.

They did it with a smile and were very nice. No...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-19-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 3,779
Posted By aoresteen
I listed those situations as they will NEVER...

I listed those situations as they will NEVER occur. Impossible. Any company covering those events have their own pros who they pay very well.

So since the situations will never happen, I could...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-19-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 65,759
Posted By aoresteen
I use the Industar 55mm f/2.8. It wasn't on the...

I use the Industar 55mm f/2.8. It wasn't on the list so I selected "OTHER".

It's a Tessar design and a good one at that. If it is properly...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-19-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 3,640
Posted By aoresteen
I've had two of them. The first one was in Leica...

I've had two of them. The first one was in Leica Thread Mount. I loved it but sold it around 2005 as I bought the Olympus OM 85mm f/2 to use with my SLR Olympus cameras.

In 2008 I bought a Nikon...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-18-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 3,779
Posted By aoresteen
Yes I would work for free IF the assignment was...

Yes I would work for free IF the assignment was to photograph:

1. The Rolling Stones concert,

2. The Super Bowl, or

3. An Adele concert both before and after or

4. President Obama at the...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-17-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 5,377
Posted By aoresteen
Tough call. I just spent $500 to overhaul a...

Tough call. I just spent $500 to overhaul a Pentax 6x7 MLU body. I plan on using it for the next 7 years with my other medium format cameras. That's $72 per year - cheap. I could have bought...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-17-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 80,549
Posted By aoresteen
Very hard survey to answer. I could not find...

Very hard survey to answer. I could not find what is the max size negative that the scanner will handle. If it is limited to 35mm I would not buy it.

I need a scanner that will do 70mm film edge...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-15-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,504
Posted By aoresteen
No one using a 50mm f/2.8?

No one using a 50mm f/2.8?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-15-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 5,846
Posted By aoresteen
I just can't see spending $7k on a digital...

I just can't see spending $7k on a digital camera. I *almost* bought a digital back for my Hasselblad when the price dropped to under $10k but just couldn't do it.

My $800 Olympus E-5 12MP Four...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-15-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 2,439
Posted By aoresteen
In 1980 while at Ft. Bragg NC I had my Leica M3...

In 1980 while at Ft. Bragg NC I had my Leica M3 engraved "LT Anthony Oresteen" by the advance lever. Like a fool I sold it around 1989 in Chicago. I would love to get it back :) If anyone has seen...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-13-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 4,687
Posted By aoresteen
Great camera!!!!!!!!!! Send the SP to Don...

Great camera!!!!!!!!!! Send the SP to Don Goldberg - he knows them inside & out.

As for film, well I'd say use HP-5 :D !

I buy my film from B&H or Freestyle. Good luck!
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-13-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,510
Posted By aoresteen
Don Goldberg charges about the same. His...

Don Goldberg charges about the same. His turn-around is slower. The lens is well worth having a CLA done.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-13-2016
Replies: 58
Views: 9,912
Posted By aoresteen
I agree! Precisely why I use my Cambo 23SF 6x9...

I agree! Precisely why I use my Cambo 23SF 6x9 view camera and film.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-12-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,504
Posted By aoresteen
Thanks Jim. ~~~~~~~~~~ Looking on eBay, just...

Thanks Jim.

~~~~~~~~~~

Looking on eBay, just about all of the Canon 50mm f/2.8 lenses are listed having haze. Is this a common problem for this lens? Can it be cleaned?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-12-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,504
Posted By aoresteen
Canon 50mm f/2.8 - Who is using one?

The Canon 50mm f/2.8 interests me as I'm a 50mm Tessar fan since I grew up with a Contaflex that has an outstanding 50mm f/2.8 Tessar lens (I have 4 Contaflexes with the 50mm f/2.8 lens - 2 working,...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-12-2016
Replies: 385
Views: 64,937
Posted By aoresteen
Around 2005 I made some test prints from my 5MP...

Around 2005 I made some test prints from my 5MP Olympus C 5060. It has a 1/1.8" (7.144 x 5.358 mm) 7x5.4mm size sensor. Resolution of the image was 2592 x 1944 - the best the C5060 can do. Subject...
Forum: Leica SL 01-12-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 5,588
Posted By aoresteen
How much film could you shoot & scan for the cost...

How much film could you shoot & scan for the cost of an S kit?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-11-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,427
Posted By aoresteen
I have two 80mm Planars. One is the first batch...

I have two 80mm Planars. One is the first batch of 6 element Planars - single coated - from the late 1950's that I use for B&W - I will never ever sell this lens.

The other is an early 1981 F...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-11-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,510
Posted By aoresteen
I'd send it Don Goldberg as I tend to destroy...

I'd send it Don Goldberg as I tend to destroy optics when try to take them apart. The lens is well worth a CLA.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-11-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,997
Posted By aoresteen
The Voigtlander will set you back...

The Voigtlander will set you back $450:

http://shop.cameraquest.com/voigtlander-nikon-contax-rangefinder-lenses/

A Nikkor 35mm RF lens will run from $250 to $900 depending on age & condition. I've...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 01-11-2016
Replies: 85
Views: 25,615
Posted By aoresteen
I have five Canon RF lenses: 50mm f/1.2 - The...

I have five Canon RF lenses:

50mm f/1.2 - The lens that lead me to the Canon Camp. My 2nd copy.
50mm f/1.8 black - just great! Also my 2nd copy
135mm f/3.5 black that I bought from RFF member...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-10-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,805
Posted By aoresteen
My IIF & If are tight as well with the 21mm &...

My IIF & If are tight as well with the 21mm & 15mm lenses.

I solved this issue 20 years ago. With B&W film, I shoot a blank frame between every exposed frame. I get 18 shots per 36exp roll. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-10-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,523
Posted By aoresteen
I love my M3. I use it with 50mm, 90, & 135mm...

I love my M3. I use it with 50mm, 90, & 135mm lenses.

When I need a wider lens I use my M4-P. I like it better than an M2 as it has the 28mm and 35mm frame lines.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-10-2016
Replies: 824
Views: 83,764
Posted By aoresteen
Bought my first Leica in 1979 - a used M3. I...

Bought my first Leica in 1979 - a used M3. I haven't bought a new Leica lens since 1983 when I bought a 50 Summicron and a 90 Tele-Elmarit. I've NEVER bought a new Leica camera. Last month I did...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-10-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 2,664
Posted By aoresteen
I would suggest a few rear lens caps for those...

I would suggest a few rear lens caps for those Nikkors :D
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-10-2016
Replies: 58
Views: 9,912
Posted By aoresteen
I use both digital and film. I do not shoot 35mm...

I use both digital and film. I do not shoot 35mm color anymore. I cleaned out my freezer 3 months ago and sent all my 35mm color film to my brother who still shoots 35mm color, mostly C-41. I only...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-10-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,723
Posted By aoresteen
Get a Pentax MV and use an M42 adapter. small...

Get a Pentax MV and use an M42 adapter. small kit!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-08-2016
Replies: 202
Views: 77,260
Posted By aoresteen
I usually prefer black but as I get older it...

I usually prefer black but as I get older it doesn't seem to matter a lot.

Pentax didn't ship many chrome ESII to the USA. Very hard to find here. When one showed up on eBay a few days ago I...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-08-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 24,466
Posted By aoresteen
Stop it guys!!!!!!!!!!!! Please no more great...

Stop it guys!!!!!!!!!!!! Please no more great photos! I feel a GAS attack coming on. My only 35mm M lens is the Voigtlander 35 f/2.5 Pancake II and I could use a faster 35mm.

I have the Nikkor...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-06-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 4,152
Posted By aoresteen
That is my camera! In 1996 I had traced Elvis to...

That is my camera! In 1996 I had traced Elvis to Paris and had a couple pictures of him when his body guards took my camera, and tossed it in the canal.

The film was Royal-X Pan. I wonder if it's...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-06-2016
Replies: 205
Views: 27,342
Posted By aoresteen
Mine was newer. A 1981 M4-P bought in 2004 :D

Mine was newer. A 1981 M4-P bought in 2004 :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-05-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,318
Posted By aoresteen
$50 for 4 minutes of film? That will be a hot...

$50 for 4 minutes of film? That will be a hot seller......

Kodak shoots themselves in the foot...again.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-05-2016
Replies: 205
Views: 27,342
Posted By aoresteen
In 1983 I bought a 50mm f/2 Summicron & a 90mm...

In 1983 I bought a 50mm f/2 Summicron & a 90mm Tele-Elmarit new when I was stationed in Germany. Nothing new since.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-05-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 4,067
Posted By aoresteen
I ended up buying a 28mm f/3.5 Serenar off eBay...

I ended up buying a 28mm f/3.5 Serenar off eBay for $152 via an auction. It's in nice condition. Today I sent it along with an 85mm f/2 Serenar to Don Goldberg for a CLA.

Looking forward to take...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-05-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 10,580
Posted By aoresteen
The comparison is fair as they are the two...

The comparison is fair as they are the two 85/90mm telephotos that I have. It's good to know the difference in the lenses you have so you can choose which lens from your bag to use.

Now if I had a...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-05-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 10,580
Posted By aoresteen
My 85mm f/2 Serenar weighs 586g without...

My 85mm f/2 Serenar weighs 586g without caps,shade or filter. It is heavy. But I like the it rendered portraits when I used one back in 1983. This one dates to about Oct-Nov 1951.

It will be...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-05-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 10,580
Posted By aoresteen
The 85mm f/2 Serenar is off to Don Goldberg for a...

The 85mm f/2 Serenar is off to Don Goldberg for a CLA along with the Canon 28mm f/3.5 Serenar that I just won on eBay.

I can't wait to get them back and shoot some film with them!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-05-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 4,278
Posted By aoresteen
The 28mm f/3.5 Canon arrived yesterday afternoon....

The 28mm f/3.5 Canon arrived yesterday afternoon. It looks pretty good - has a few specs inside it. Overall I'm pleased.

It's off to Don Goldberg for a CLA along with an 85mm f/2 Serenar.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-03-2016
Replies: 78
Views: 8,017
Posted By aoresteen
I don't use Tmax very often. But when I do I use...

I don't use Tmax very often. But when I do I use HC-110 B. Like others have shown the results are beautiful.

Kodak simply wants you spend money on an expensive developer that doesn't work that...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-02-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 4,278
Posted By aoresteen
Thank you for being preoccupied :) :) :) ! If...

Thank you for being preoccupied :) :) :) !

If it's not what I want I'll let you know.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-02-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 4,278
Posted By aoresteen
Life is good! I put in a bid on a Canon 28mm...

Life is good! I put in a bid on a Canon 28mm f/3.5 Serenar and won it for...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-02-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,997
Posted By aoresteen
You will have to get a 35mm lens and crop to a...

You will have to get a 35mm lens and crop to a 40mm view. Not the best solution.

The Biotar is a Glass Case Lens. No longer used to make photos. Shame.

The Head Bartender has a few Voigtlander...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-29-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 4,278
Posted By aoresteen
Thanks! Good info. The Leica 12526 shade is...

Thanks! Good info. The Leica 12526 shade is being sold by Leica with their 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit so I don't think it will vignette with the Canon 28mm f/3.5. At $125 it's not cheap but should be...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-29-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By aoresteen
Thanks VictorM! I was aware that the 1st...

Thanks VictorM! I was aware that the 1st 28mmf/3.5 did not have threads.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-29-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,011
Posted By aoresteen
I'd send it to a Nikon repairman who knows the...

I'd send it to a Nikon repairman who knows the F3. Sounds like nothing a CLA won't solve.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-29-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,948
Posted By aoresteen
Try EI 100 6 minutes in HC-110B at 20 degrees C. ...

Try EI 100 6 minutes in HC-110B at 20 degrees C. Negs will pop.

Get a 1 liter bottle of HC-110 from Freestyle $30 (B&H will not ship it).
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-29-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 924
Posted By aoresteen
Price is high. But it is a ST IIIf. The Leitz...

Price is high. But it is a ST IIIf. The Leitz 135mm finder is worth more than the Canon 100mm lens.

I'd offer him $500 cash. Plan on sending it in for a CLA $300.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-29-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 11,553
Posted By aoresteen
Glad things are working out for you. When I buy...

Glad things are working out for you. When I buy a used LTM lens I assume that I will have to have it cleaned. I just work it into my cost model. I get 8 years between cleanings so I divide the cla...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-29-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 4,278
Posted By aoresteen
Thanks! I usually have a yellow or skylight...

Thanks! I usually have a yellow or skylight filter on my lenses and I want to use a shade to prevent reflections off of the filter. If I get the 28mm f/3.5 I'll have SK Grimes make a custom...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-29-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 4,278
Posted By aoresteen
For you Canon 28mm f/3.5 LTM users, does the...

For you Canon 28mm f/3.5 LTM users, does the front of the lens rotate when you focus it?

If it does then that means it needs a round shade. If it doesn't it can use a round or rectangular...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-29-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By aoresteen
Leica 34mm Filters

Will Leica 34mm screw-in filters E34 fit Canon 34mm threads like the 28mm f/3.5 and the 100mm Serenar?

Thanks!
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-29-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 4,067
Posted By aoresteen
Correct. I looked, but could not find, any info...

Correct. I looked, but could not find, any info on the 28mm lenses that stated exactly when the optical formula was changed, if ever. I'm sure minor optical changes were made over the years but no...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-29-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 4,067
Posted By aoresteen
Canon 28mm LTM lenses

In my search for a compact 28mm lens for my IIIf & M4-P a number of folks recommended the Canon 28mm LTM lenses.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=153708


I did a bit of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-29-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 4,278
Posted By aoresteen
Thanks all! This thread has gotten me very...

Thanks all! This thread has gotten me very interested in the Canon 28mm lenses. I've done quite a bit of research on the 28mm Canon lens so I'll post what I've found out over in the Canon RF...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-28-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 4,278
Posted By aoresteen
Raid, Does your assessment include the Serenar...

Raid,

Does your assessment include the Serenar chrome 28mm f/3.5? Is the Serenar version optically the same as the chrome Canon labeled 28mm f/3.5?

Thanks!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-28-2015
Replies: 126
Views: 12,267
Posted By aoresteen
The Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 was available in LTM....

The Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 was available in LTM. Same era as the Canon 50mm f/1.4. That might work for you.

Here's Roger Hick's article on the Sonnar 50mm...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-28-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 4,278
Posted By aoresteen
The 28mm Summaron is what I'd consider a...

The 28mm Summaron is what I'd consider a collector's lens and not a user's lens. If I were to spend $1k I'd get the Minolta-G 28mm or a Nikkor 28mm in LTM.

I'll look into the MS Optical 28...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-28-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 4,278
Posted By aoresteen
I have four 50mm lenses: 1. ZM Zeiss 50mm f/2...

I have four 50mm lenses:

1. ZM Zeiss 50mm f/2 Planar M-mount
2. Canon black 50mm f/1.8 LTM
3. Canon 50mm f/1.2 LTM
4. Industar 55mm f/2.8 LTM

I tend to use the Planar the most, next is the Canon...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-27-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 4,278
Posted By aoresteen
Which 28mm f/3.5 LTM lens for IIIf & M4-P

I'm considering getting a 28mm lens for my IIIf. I have the Voigtlander 28mm f/1.9 LTM but it's HUGE on the IIIf and I only use it on my M4-P.

I'd like a small 28mm LTM lens to use on both the M4-P...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-27-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 5,335
Posted By aoresteen
Yes there is a K version and it's the same...

Yes there is a K version and it's the same formula as the SMC Takumar 3.5 in M42.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-27-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 5,335
Posted By aoresteen
I had forgotten about that one! For $2,000 I...

I had forgotten about that one! For $2,000 I would really consider it but $6k is way too much.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-26-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 5,335
Posted By aoresteen
The 35mm f/3.5 is a sleeper lens. I have the...

The 35mm f/3.5 is a sleeper lens. I have the screwmount SMC version and it's a stunner.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-23-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 6,033
Posted By aoresteen
I was in Germany last Oct for 3 weeks. The other...

I was in Germany last Oct for 3 weeks. The other 3 persons (my wife included :) ) in my group were not interested in going to Wetzlar so I missed it.

I did want to see the Zeiss plant. Missed...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-23-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 2,985
Posted By aoresteen
I have a 2.8C that I bought in 2010 for $200. ...

I have a 2.8C that I bought in 2010 for $200. I had it serviced by Harry Fleenor and he installed a Maxwell screen. The screen makes it a completely different camera! Highly recommended.

I took...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-23-2015
Replies: 3,740
Views: 709,692
Posted By aoresteen
I bought my first OM-1 back in 1976. Still have...

I bought my first OM-1 back in 1976. Still have it. Current count is... (drum roll.....)

OM-1 = 6 bodies (3 chrome, 3 black)

OM-2 = 3 bodies (all black)

Total 9 bodies.

24 lenses. In the last...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-23-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,360
Posted By aoresteen
I *think* Don Goldberg charges about $75 to CLA a...

I *think* Don Goldberg charges about $75 to CLA a Canon lens. IMHO you should get the lens and have it serviced. It will last you a lifetime. Don will also check the focus & collimate it if...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-22-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,465
Posted By aoresteen
Nice! I've been looking at Serenars lately. I...

Nice! I've been looking at Serenars lately. I bought a 1951 Serenar 85mm f/2 last week. Asking prices for the 35mm f/3.5 are way up there on eBay - $200 range. Sold prices are anywhere from $67...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-22-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 3,618
Posted By aoresteen
I read the article and it seems that he used a...

I read the article and it seems that he used a DIGITAL Leica M rather than a film Leica. While the film Leicas are cult cameras, I'm not so sure that the digital Ms are cult cameras except for the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-22-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,241
Posted By aoresteen
Cal, You are a man after my own heart. I had...

Cal,

You are a man after my own heart. I had Don Goldberg convert my M3 to MOT and M4 loading - just for my Canon 50mm 1.2.

Back in the early 80's I had a Nikon F with the F-36 drive converted to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-22-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,968
Posted By aoresteen
I just got my most recent darkroom working after...

I just got my most recent darkroom working after a 2 year on-again off again build out process.

Like yours it's in my basement. My big issue was I did not have a floor drain. I had to install a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-19-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 5,162
Posted By aoresteen
Sorry - I'm in the USA. I use DAG/Don Goldberg.

Sorry - I'm in the USA. I use DAG/Don Goldberg.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-19-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 10,580
Posted By aoresteen
A very nice chrome 85mm f/2 came up on ebay. I...

A very nice chrome 85mm f/2 came up on ebay. I could not resist and I won the auction - $192...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-17-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,497
Posted By aoresteen
Which height will it be made in? CV made 3...

Which height will it be made in? CV made 3 different ones. Being OCD I bought one each "just to be safe" and I'm glad I did :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-15-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 2,850
Posted By aoresteen
Use a set of filter...

Use a set of filter wrenches:

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e5/aoresteen/Photo/filter%20wrenches_zpswo1ukzcy.jpg

Get them on eBay for less than $5
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-12-2015
Replies: 157
Views: 22,108
Posted By aoresteen
The CL IS an M model. It's not sporting a LTM ...

The CL IS an M model. It's not sporting a LTM mount.

I'm old enough to remember them new on the shelves. Leica absolutely marketed it as an M Leica that was 'compact'.

Anyway, I almost bought...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-11-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 11,016
Posted By aoresteen
But when I move my eye from the M3 viewfinder to...

But when I move my eye from the M3 viewfinder to the 15mm viewfinder to take the photo, I loose any leveling that I might have had. I could use a tripod but....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-10-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 5,162
Posted By aoresteen
Absolutely worthless lens. Send it to me for...

Absolutely worthless lens. Send it to me for proper disposal..... :)

Send it in for a CLA and see how it does.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-10-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 11,016
Posted By aoresteen
Any lens wider than 28mm needs a separate...

Any lens wider than 28mm needs a separate viewfinder, meaning that the M viewfinder is redundant.

My If is more efficient than using an M body with an uncoupled UWA...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-08-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 10,580
Posted By aoresteen
I had a Canon 85 f/2 around 1981/82 that I used...

I had a Canon 85 f/2 around 1981/82 that I used on an M3. Yes, it's heavy. But I've never had any issues with the image quality.

I was in Salzburg Austria in June 1982 and the M3 neck strap broke...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-06-2015
Replies: 130
Views: 33,502
Posted By aoresteen
My 1st CV lens was the original 15mm LTM, then I...

My 1st CV lens was the original 15mm LTM, then I got the 21mm f/4 LTM, then the 28mm 1.9 LTM. Then the 35mm f/2.5 M pancake.

The 21mm is by far my favorite. Hardly ever leaves my IIIF. Caused me...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-06-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 6,921
Posted By aoresteen
My cameras in the backpack went through the x-ray...

My cameras in the backpack went through the x-ray scanner. Just a clear plastic bag of film canisters were "hand inspected".
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-05-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 7,155
Posted By aoresteen
My If has a Voigtlander 15mm & a...

My If has a Voigtlander 15mm & a Leicavit

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e5/aoresteen/Leica%20Cameras/Leica%20If%2015mm%20lens_zpskskttn6d.jpg

My IIIf has a Voigtlander 21mm & a...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-05-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 6,921
Posted By aoresteen
I went to Germany in Oct 2015 for three weeks. I...

I went to Germany in Oct 2015 for three weeks. I booked my flight on KLM but Delta actually flew two of the three legs.

1st leg was Atlanta to Amsterdam (Delta). No issues with TSA. I took 30...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-04-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 5,747
Posted By aoresteen
I took 30 rolls of 135-36 B&W film to Germany in...

I took 30 rolls of 135-36 B&W film to Germany in Oct but I was there for 3 weeks. Weather didn't cooperate so I only shot 20 rolls. But it's better to have it with you than to run out.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-26-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 3,025
Posted By aoresteen
The 35mm 1.8 lens came with my SP 2005. I'm not...

The 35mm 1.8 lens came with my SP 2005. I'm not about to cobble it up. Just would like to be able to use it on occasion with my M4-P. I'll just get adapters for the 85mm & 50mm 1.4.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-26-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 3,025
Posted By aoresteen
jonmanjiro, Thanks for the pictures!!! All is...

jonmanjiro,

Thanks for the pictures!!! All is clean now. I guess the 35mm f/1.8 stays on the SP. I'll get the 50mm mount.
Forum: Nikon RF 11-26-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,001
Posted By aoresteen
Thanks! I bought two FG dioters off eBay - Plus...

Thanks! I bought two FG dioters off eBay - Plus 2 & Plus 3.

Now to mod them!
Forum: Nikon RF 11-26-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 4,191
Posted By aoresteen
I was cleaning up my camera room the other day...

I was cleaning up my camera room the other day and discovered that I had indeed bought two of the Voigtlander body caps :) . Whew! Glad I did!
Forum: Nikon RF 11-26-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,001
Posted By aoresteen
Nikon SP Diopter correction

Is there anyway to fit the Nikon SP 2005 with a dioter correction lens? I use them with my Leicas and my Contax IIa but I not sure how you would do it with a Nikon SP.

Thanks!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-26-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 3,025
Posted By aoresteen
Nikon S RF Lenses on A Leica M

I have three wonderful Nikon S RF lenses: the 35mm f/1.8, the 50mm f/1.4 and the 85mm f/2 that I use on my Nikon SP. I have been looking at adapters to use them on my Leica M3 & M4-P. It seems that...
Forum: RFF News 11-23-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 4,904
Posted By aoresteen
My copy arrived and I am very pleased with it. I...

My copy arrived and I am very pleased with it. I was not aware of Al's early work.

My guess is that Brett will put out a 2nd vol of Al's work that covers his 60's photos of rock & politicians in...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-17-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,288
Posted By aoresteen
I bought another Leicavit so both the If & IIIf...

I bought another Leicavit so both the If & IIIf each would have their own Leicavit :) . It was a bit gummy (most likely from lack of use) so I sent it to Don Goldberg for service.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-17-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,308
Posted By aoresteen
I'd give it to Don Golberg. He works on Canon RF...

I'd give it to Don Golberg. He works on Canon RF lenses and may be able to salvage some parts off of it.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 11-13-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,806
Posted By aoresteen
I emailed Don Goldberg about a Leicavit that...

I emailed Don Goldberg about a Leicavit that needs a CLA and asked him if he services Nikon S rangefinder lenses and he does. If my 50mm needs cleaning I'll send it to him.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 11-12-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,806
Posted By aoresteen
Thanks! It looks good but might need a cleaning....

Thanks!

It looks good but might need a cleaning. Who is cleaning these lenses today in the USA?



My first roll with it is 1/2 way done. Fun so far!
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 11-12-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,806
Posted By aoresteen
5CM 1.4 Nikkor-S Date

I've been wanting a 50mm lens for my SP 2005. Since I have a 50mm f/1.5 Sonnar for my Contax IIa I've put off getting one.

Last week I got a black 5 cm f/1.4 Nikkor-S from Robert's Camera. Serial...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 11-11-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 16,023
Posted By aoresteen
I'd like to see the three Coke bottles that were...

I'd like to see the three Coke bottles that were better than the Canon 50mm 1.2 :D

I've had two. The first one was so-so. The one I have now is great. I sent mine to Don and had him match it to...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 11-11-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 4,518
Posted By aoresteen
I bought all three when Mr. Gandy was selling...

I bought all three when Mr. Gandy was selling them. Glad I did!

Sorry, none are for sale.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 11-10-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 5,851
Posted By aoresteen
I've used both. I now have only the black Canon...

I've used both. I now have only the black Canon 135mm f/3.5. IMHO it's better than the Leitz 135mm f/4.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 11-10-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 5,276
Posted By aoresteen
Just for the record, the 25mm f/4 Voigtlander...

Just for the record, the 25mm f/4 Voigtlander lens in the Nikon S mount is also RF coupled. I use one with my Contax IIa and it is a superb lens.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-10-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 4,842
Posted By aoresteen
Mine is still running...

Mine is still running strong:

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e5/aoresteen/Leica%20Cameras/m3mot2.jpg

It has M4 loading, standard X sync PC connector, and motor drive. It's perfect for my Canon...
Forum: RFF News 11-10-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 11,489
Posted By aoresteen
I'd just like to point out that when I use my...

I'd just like to point out that when I use my 1981 M4-P I get a new sensor with EACH exposure :)
Forum: RFF News 11-10-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,838
Posted By aoresteen
There are plenty of used RF film cameras out...

There are plenty of used RF film cameras out there. In Oct I spent 3 weeks in Germany. I took my 1953 Contax IIa with a Voigtlander 25mm lens, & my 1964 Leica M3 with 50mm & 90mm. They worked just...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-10-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,288
Posted By aoresteen
Front left lower by the lens mount was one. IIRC...

Front left lower by the lens mount was one. IIRC front right low by the lens mount was the other. There's no room on the back or top.

Front left lower by the lens mount was a common placement for...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-09-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,288
Posted By aoresteen
Here's a photo of my first If with the slow...

Here's a photo of my first If with the slow speeds:

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e5/aoresteen/Leica%20Cameras/Leica%20If%20with%20slow%20speeds._zpssxaaeybi.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-09-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,288
Posted By aoresteen
Don gave me a couple of options but as I don't...

Don gave me a couple of options but as I don't use flash with my 15mm lens I decided not to have the PC socket moved. I gave up flash for the slow speeds.

As it turned out, I rarely used the slow...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-09-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,288
Posted By aoresteen
WJJ3, I too passed on the Bessa L for a light...

WJJ3,

I too passed on the Bessa L for a light tight box. The If seemed to be the way to go. I had my first 1F modded by Don Goldberg to add the slow speeds. I sold it and a month after letting it...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-09-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,890
Posted By aoresteen
I understand your issue. I have two normal...

I understand your issue. I have two normal lenses for my IIIf. A Canon 50mm f.1.8 and an Industar 55 f/2.8. I kept them both because they do different tasks.

Just keep them both. Whichever one...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-09-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,288
Posted By aoresteen
Leica If a la Al Kaplan

On Saturday I loaded up my Leica If RD that I haven't used in a number of years. I put the 15mm lens on it, the Leicavit, & the Voigtlander VC meter. Loaded it up with Arista 400 (Tri-X) and went...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-09-2015
Replies: 257
Views: 54,551
Posted By aoresteen
I currently have a If RD, IIIF RD, M3 MOT, and an...

I currently have a If RD, IIIF RD, M3 MOT, and an M4-P. The If has the 15mm Voigtlander lens on it and the IIIf the 21mm Voigtlander lens. 99% of the time that's what I use the screw mount bodies...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-09-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,218
Posted By aoresteen
I've had about 8 screw mount Leicas over the...

I've had about 8 screw mount Leicas over the years. Never an issue with the lugs. They are safe.

If you want new titanium or stainless steel lugs installed on your Leica, I'm sure SK Grimes could...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-08-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 3,258
Posted By aoresteen
+1 I've used his cap with my 50mm f/1.5 Sonnar...

+1

I've used his cap with my 50mm f/1.5 Sonnar and just ordered another one for my 'new' 50mm f/1.4 Nikkor.
Forum: Nikon RF 11-08-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 4,191
Posted By aoresteen
Years ago I bought one from Gandy (The Head...

Years ago I bought one from Gandy (The Head Bartender here) and I use it with my Contax IIa. I should have bought two as they are very nice. Seems to me the price has gone up since they were...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-07-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,376
Posted By aoresteen
When using a wrest strap attach it to the TRIPOD...

When using a wrest strap attach it to the TRIPOD socket!
Forum: RFF News 11-07-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 4,904
Posted By aoresteen
Logged onto RFF 1st time since Dec 2014. Saw a...

Logged onto RFF 1st time since Dec 2014. Saw a mention of Al's book.

Bought my copy!

Folks, I'm not sure how many of the 500 copies are left but you had better get yours now while you can.

So...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-20-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 14,917
Posted By aoresteen
I was hoping that they would come out with a 6x9...

I was hoping that they would come out with a 6x9 version but they never did. You can crop 6x9 to 6x7 but it's hard to stretch 6x7 to 6x9.

No great loss - buy a used one or get a Bessa from the Head...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 11-17-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 13,058
Posted By aoresteen
Thanks! Great pics! Gas is really getting to...

Thanks! Great pics! Gas is really getting to me.... :)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 11-15-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 4,329
Posted By aoresteen
Dang! I feel some gas coming on....:)

Dang! I feel some gas coming on....:)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 11-15-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 4,329
Posted By aoresteen
Does anyone know what size filters the 5CM f/3.5...

Does anyone know what size filters the 5CM f/3.5 rigid with the large focus ring uses?

Here's an eBay...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-14-2014
Replies: 85
Views: 8,816
Posted By aoresteen
Roger, Sorry I missed this when it was current. ...

Roger,

Sorry I missed this when it was current. I have 4 15' 70mm reels two of them being Hewes. I bought the Hewes reels years ago through Calumet in Chicago.

I made a daylight tank for the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 11-14-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 13,058
Posted By aoresteen
Sleepyhead, If you don't mind, what did you pay...

Sleepyhead,

If you don't mind, what did you pay for the Pentax 43mm lens? I've thought of getting one but the prices seemed high.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 11-14-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 4,329
Posted By aoresteen
Good info thanks! I've been using LTM cameras...

Good info thanks! I've been using LTM cameras since 1981 and never knew Topcor made glass for them. I'll have to keep an eye out for them.
Forum: Nikon RF 11-13-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 12,623
Posted By aoresteen
Great photos everyone! It's nice to see 50's...

Great photos everyone! It's nice to see 50's glass still being used.


I have the 85mm black that I use with my SP. And I have the black 105mm 'C' that I use with my Contax IIa. The danged Nikon...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-12-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 10,354
Posted By aoresteen
Correct. These Russian lenses are Contax speced...

Correct. These Russian lenses are Contax speced lenses and are not made for the S Nikons.

Similarly, Nikon made 85mm, 105mm, & 135mm lenses for the Contax and they are engraved with a C to show...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-12-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,454
Posted By aoresteen
Doesn't the CV Nokton use the external bayonet...

Doesn't the CV Nokton use the external bayonet mount not the inner mount that the OP wants?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 11-10-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 3,734
Posted By aoresteen
Don't forget that the Canon 50mm f/1.8 RF uses...

Don't forget that the Canon 50mm f/1.8 RF uses 40mm filters. Get a 40-39mm step down ring or a 40-40.5 step up ring.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 11-10-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 3,734
Posted By aoresteen
I'd say the Canon 50mm f/1.8 black is the best...

I'd say the Canon 50mm f/1.8 black is the best 1.8 RF lens out there.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-09-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,019
Posted By aoresteen
Ah my bad. I should have said 17mm OM mount. ...

Ah my bad. I should have said 17mm OM mount. Yes it's a film OM lens - a Tokina RMC. Very Very good - I got it in the 80's and never let it go.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-08-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,019
Posted By aoresteen
Olympus OM Lens on LTM Body

I can not find an Olympus OM lens to Leica screw (L39, LTM, M39) mount adapter. I can find OM lens to Leica M, and a Leica screw mount lens to Olympus OM but not the other way round.

I want to mount...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-28-2014
Replies: 105
Views: 40,413
Posted By aoresteen
How about a 4/3 10.5?

Nice selection of new optics! The only one that really interests me is the 15mm (I have the 15mm LSM 1st version).

What would be very very cool is a 10.5mm f/2.8 in Four Thirds (not micro Four...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 10-04-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 4,622
Posted By aoresteen
About 8 years ago I searched and searched for a...

About 8 years ago I searched and searched for a shop that could do it with no luck. I sent my black Nikon F & F36 motor to Pete Smith (who sadly, has since passed) and he was not able to do it. I...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-02-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By aoresteen
Yes. I had Don add slow speeds to a If that I...

Yes. I had Don add slow speeds to a If that I had and that required the loss of the flash sync. He can do it.
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