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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-02-2009
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,868,615
Posted By jkelly
Early M3 DS, collapsable Summicron M 50mm, Luigi...

Early M3 DS, collapsable Summicron M 50mm, Luigi case and strap.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2492/3681589243_a2a33cd0ce_b.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-15-2008
Replies: 53
Views: 6,005
Posted By jkelly
I haven't taken any pictures with my Summar in a...

I haven't taken any pictures with my Summar in a couple of years. This thread makes me think I need to put it on my IIIa and go take some pics this weekend.

New Orleans -...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-17-2007
Replies: 133
Views: 6,833
Posted By jkelly
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1201/534798025_8dcc...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1201/534798025_8dcc9eb343.jpg

M3, Summitar
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-17-2007
Replies: 53
Views: 3,061
Posted By jkelly
Not a bad photo in this thread; many are stunning.

Not a bad photo in this thread; many are stunning.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-06-2007
Replies: 53
Views: 3,061
Posted By jkelly
Waikiki sunset (no actual sun;...

Waikiki sunset (no actual sun; sorry)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1264/1338790553_589fb1c015.jpg

Leica M3, Summitar
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-16-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 1,993
Posted By jkelly
The film loading instructions on the Cameraquest...

The film loading instructions on the Cameraquest site are good, and describes roughly how I do it, with one exception: you don't need to wrap the film around the take-up spool (or spindle) several...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-13-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,567
Posted By jkelly
Thanks. The B&W is Ilford XP2. The color shots...

Thanks. The B&W is Ilford XP2. The color shots are probably all Fuji Superia 400. If I list the lens, I'll probably do it here first, along with a bunch of other LTM gear.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-13-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,567
Posted By jkelly
I'm thinking about selling my Summar, but I know...

I'm thinking about selling my Summar, but I know I'll regret it. Uncoated Summar...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-30-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 2,001
Posted By jkelly
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/145/359530427_b4d59...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/145/359530427_b4d591a01e.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-27-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 792
Posted By jkelly
I've done that before, in bright sunlight. ...

I've done that before, in bright sunlight. :bang:
You probably only lost 3 or 4 frames if you replaced the bottom right away.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-23-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 2,275
Posted By jkelly
W/NW Zoo Photos

Post photos of animals taken at zoos or in the field.

Panda Cub - National Zoo, Washington, DC

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1281/876006163_276d10e8d7.jpg

Leica M3, Summicron 50
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-18-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 2,301
Posted By jkelly
Nothing says "summer" like the 4th of July...

Nothing says "summer" like the 4th of July fireworks in DC.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1012/846184956_991d421c1a.jpg

Leica M3, Summicron 50
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-18-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,550
Posted By jkelly
I suspect it is the one I bought; they are...

I suspect it is the one I bought; they are somewhat chaotic in their handling of administrative chores, as I found when they shipped the lens to another customer and I tried for three weeks to get...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,550
Posted By jkelly
My $126 Summicron

Recently, I took a chance and bought a late model (1956) collapsible Summicron 50 in "ugly" condition from KEH for $126, plus shipping. There was a mixup in the shipping that resulted in my lens...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-10-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,719
Posted By jkelly
Very nice photos as usual, Raid. I have found...

Very nice photos as usual, Raid. I have found that my Summar actually flares less than my collapsible Summicron, and both lenses are very clean. I think that of the three lenses, though (Summar,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-05-2007
Replies: 340
Views: 35,622
Posted By jkelly
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1214/534798081_0812...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1214/534798081_0812e18916.jpg

'57 Fairlane. M3+Summitar
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-25-2007
Replies: 177
Views: 16,316
Posted By jkelly
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1199/625277433_abea...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1199/625277433_abea4160e1.jpg

Leica IIIa, Summar, Ilford XP2
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-25-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 711
Posted By jkelly
If you don't mind spending between $12 and $20...

If you don't mind spending between $12 and $20 for a genuine Leica cap (if you're in the US), email Sherry Krauter and she'll mail you one. I've gotten five caps from her.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-21-2007
Replies: 424
Views: 63,437
Posted By jkelly
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/170/418939171_b3563...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/170/418939171_b3563a3457.jpg

Voodoo shop, New Orleans. Leica IIIa + Summar.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-21-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 2,301
Posted By jkelly
I thought it said...

I thought it said "Summar."

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/189/455411572_9ebace9652.jpg

New Orleans. Leica IIIa + uncoated Summar
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-21-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 2,441
Posted By jkelly
What's a meter? ;)

What's a meter? ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-20-2007
Replies: 85
Views: 4,582
Posted By jkelly
Here's mine. Invite me as a...

Here's mine. Invite me as a friend.

http://www.uber.com/243530082
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-20-2007
Replies: 84
Views: 4,268
Posted By jkelly
Not a mannequin, but a Rembrandt bust in the...

Not a mannequin, but a Rembrandt bust in the Musee d'Orsay in Paris.

http://www.uber.com/media_fetch/243530082_3_theater
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 2,209
Posted By jkelly
For candid shots with a rangefinder, I try for...

For candid shots with a rangefinder, I try for the most shallow DOF possible given the lighting conditions and the film speed.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1151/534731400_0e5234679e.jpg

M3,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-14-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 2,505
Posted By jkelly
I've corresponded with her by email over the past...

I've corresponded with her by email over the past few days. She answered me promptly.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-14-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,107
Posted By jkelly
Using 400 ASA film on a bright sunny day is no...

Using 400 ASA film on a bright sunny day is no problem with a Summar. In full sunshine, just set aperture at 12.5 and speed at 1/1000. Here's an example; it doesn't get much brighter than...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-13-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 2,171
Posted By jkelly
It's amazing what you can do with a little...

It's amazing what you can do with a little cropping.

With B&W film, I can always have pics the same day. For color, here in the US there's always Target.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-13-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 2,171
Posted By jkelly
Yes, I know what you mean. I use my M3 at all...

Yes, I know what you mean. I use my M3 at all public functions that I attend where quiet and lack of flash is appropriate. It always amuses and amazes me when I see guys with their big dSLRs and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-12-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 2,790
Posted By jkelly
M3 +...

M3 + Summitar

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/104/253744357_29b3b26766.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-12-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 2,061
Posted By jkelly
Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona memorial, Leica IIIa +...

Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona memorial, Leica IIIa + Summar

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1311/543417224_dc00cfb031.jpg

Washington Monument, Leica IIIa +...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-08-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,362
Posted By jkelly
I use a 35mm lens with my M3 with good results. ...

I use a 35mm lens with my M3 with good results. I have a 35mm finder, but after a while, I discovered that it is not really necessary, as you can easily "see" the 35mm FOV by using the whole visible...
Forum: Off Topic 06-07-2007
Replies: 63
Views: 3,171
Posted By jkelly
I've had a very disappointing recent experience...

I've had a very disappointing recent experience with KEH. I ordered a collapsible Summicron from them about 3 weeks ago that I have never received. About a week after my order I began emailing them...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-07-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 2,864
Posted By jkelly
The Summitar can be very sharp, but it also...

The Summitar can be very sharp, but it also produces a soft "glow" in the right lighting conditions that I really like.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1194/535363830_410f89c0dd.jpg

The Summar has a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-07-2007
Replies: 547
Views: 68,931
Posted By jkelly
John, thanks. It was just Fuji Superia 400,...

John, thanks. It was just Fuji Superia 400, developed and scanned at Target.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-07-2007
Replies: 547
Views: 68,931
Posted By jkelly
M3 &...

M3 & Summitar

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1151/534731400_0e5234679e.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-29-2007
Replies: 165
Views: 10,206
Posted By jkelly
Leica M3,...

Leica M3, Summitar

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/174/473177420_03f583f46e.jpg

Leica IIIa, Elmar F4/90mm

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/193/473067463_2c44347677.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-28-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 810
Posted By jkelly
This is not a particularly strong week for me,...

This is not a particularly strong week for me, but what the heck.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/201/498906674_e2524e9eaf.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-20-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By jkelly
She passed several years ago, but here's a...

She passed several years ago, but here's a Polaroid scan of me and Mom from back in the 50's.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/221/507326673_3c97439b48_o.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-20-2007
Replies: 64
Views: 3,462
Posted By jkelly
Leica IIIa +...

Leica IIIa + Summar

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/178/374538918_dcdc493f0e.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-17-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 1,616
Posted By jkelly
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/202/502298477_ba27d...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/202/502298477_ba27dace15_o.jpg

Konica Auto S2
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-17-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,641
Posted By jkelly
I bought a Canon Serenar 35/3.2 with finder and...

I bought a Canon Serenar 35/3.2 with finder and box in perfect condition for under $70 about 6 months ago. I think the seller had listed it under "lenses to fit Canon" and neglected to include a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-17-2007
Replies: 55
Views: 3,114
Posted By jkelly
I picked up my beater M3 (with perfect mechanics...

I picked up my beater M3 (with perfect mechanics and optics) on Ebay a little over a year ago for $380. Just be patient.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-14-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By jkelly
Some wine with...

Some wine with dinner?

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/201/498906674_e2524e9eaf.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-14-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,037
Posted By jkelly
What...

What the.....

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/211/498883170_9ceaea63d9.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-04-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By jkelly
Aki-Asahi. I ordered 4 for $3.50 including...

Aki-Asahi. I ordered 4 for $3.50 including shipping from him about 9 months ago, and received them in about a week. I've only used one so far, so this is quite a bargain. Here's the link...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-01-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 2,773
Posted By jkelly
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/168/413333868_87d5a...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/168/413333868_87d5a8b4c1.jpg

Konica Auto S2
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-26-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 1,959
Posted By jkelly
Two views of Diamondhead, Waikiki. M3 +...

Two views of Diamondhead, Waikiki. M3 + Summitar

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/155/401620637_3eee7b931d.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/179/474114264_1dcfea9048.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-25-2007
Replies: 265
Views: 34,165
Posted By jkelly
M3, Summitar,...

M3, Summitar, f2(?)

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/174/473177420_03f583f46e_b.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-25-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 2,867
Posted By jkelly
My boy Thomas. Taken with Leica IIIa and Elmar...

My boy Thomas. Taken with Leica IIIa and Elmar 90/4.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/225/473067465_b1ecfc74dc.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/193/473067463_2c44347677.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-24-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,494
Posted By jkelly
You can buy a 34mm from Hoya that will fit your...

You can buy a 34mm from Hoya that will fit your Summar. I have a Hoya UV filter on my Summar. They sell on Ebay or you can go to them directly.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-19-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 970
Posted By jkelly
Very skillful compositions. Thanks for sharing.

Very skillful compositions. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 04-19-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 9,454
Posted By jkelly
The Auto S2 is the only fixed lens rangefinder I...

The Auto S2 is the only fixed lens rangefinder I own (I have 2 Leicas), but I like it a lot. I wish the auto exposure was aperture priority instead of shutter priority. And, the film advance lever...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-18-2007
Replies: 99
Views: 12,572
Posted By jkelly
Konica Auto...

Konica Auto S2:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/177/388296236_0f4b84384e.jpg

M3 + Summitar, HP5:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/198/464351729_36738a997e.jpg

Paris Metro/don't remember:
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 2,088
Posted By jkelly
Jairy, as far as I remember it's just plain old...

Jairy, as far as I remember it's just plain old Fuji Superia ASA 400. Thanks.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2007
Replies: 554
Views: 98,467
Posted By jkelly
My two daughters, 18 and...

My two daughters, 18 and 24.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/138/336609445_c9a33a72a9.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/146/336609441_e975b0e5c4.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-12-2007
Replies: 470
Views: 22,144
Posted By jkelly
Parenthood http://farm1.static.flickr.com/131/421...

Parenthood

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/131/421953679_dc2bbfc4fc.jpg

Show me green, green grass
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-12-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 2,088
Posted By jkelly
M3 +...

M3 + Summitar

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/240/457315321_44a7e02c19.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-12-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 955
Posted By jkelly
A couple of weeks old. M3 + Summitar, Tri-x,...

A couple of weeks old. M3 + Summitar, Tri-x,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-10-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 2,088
Posted By jkelly
M3, Summitar,...

M3, Summitar, Neopan

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/173/393733924_148c87dc66.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-10-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,132
Posted By jkelly
I suggest you try a coated Summitar with an...

I suggest you try a coated Summitar with an adaptor. You can buy one in really nice condition for around $200. In my mind, they compare well with the early Summicrons, and they're a better value.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-10-2007
Replies: 47
Views: 3,401
Posted By jkelly
Some people, including me, like to pair the...

Some people, including me, like to pair the camera with a lens of the same vintage. For instance, with a Leica II or III or IIIa, pair it with an uncoated Summar or 1930s Elmar. Use a Summitar,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-09-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 2,783
Posted By jkelly
I have a 1951 vintage. You should be very happy...

I have a 1951 vintage. You should be very happy with this lens. It's a good all-around performer. Here are a couple of my Summitar shots; the first stopped down and the second wide...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 04-06-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 2,081
Posted By jkelly
Those are some very impressive shots, ndnbrunei...

Those are some very impressive shots, ndnbrunei and Michael. I've only run a couple of color rolls through mine so far, and I've not done any close-up or interior shots yet, but I agree the lens is...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-01-2007
Replies: 177
Views: 16,316
Posted By jkelly
M3, Summitar, Tri-x,...

M3, Summitar, Tri-x, D76

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/207/442655769_5d4fa6dbf0.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/203/442655763_3b61bbf566.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-01-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,182
Posted By jkelly
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/190/441695659_26d4b...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/190/441695659_26d4b033e3.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-30-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 2,799
Posted By jkelly
Merciful, love your sig. Heinlein is (was) THE...

Merciful, love your sig. Heinlein is (was) THE MAN.

Here's a snapshot, not a studio portrait, of my daughter taken in available indoor light with an M3 + Summitar and Ilford XP2. I've been messing...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-29-2007
Replies: 127
Views: 11,408
Posted By jkelly
One of my daughters. M3, Summitar, Ilford XP2,...

One of my daughters. M3, Summitar, Ilford XP2, background in Photoshop.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/170/439396204_5b647d08d4.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-28-2007
Replies: 470
Views: 22,144
Posted By jkelly
Peachy. http://farm1.static.flickr.com/160/438091...

Peachy.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/160/438091764_032b966766.jpg

Show me salty.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-28-2007
Replies: 573
Views: 52,976
Posted By jkelly
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/187/437905757_3a9de...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/187/437905757_3a9deaf89a.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-28-2007
Replies: 77
Views: 5,129
Posted By jkelly
I'm so much of a coward that I shoot from the hip...

I'm so much of a coward that I shoot from the hip behind people's backs!

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/173/393733924_148c87dc66.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-22-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 2,709
Posted By jkelly
M3? You have impeccable taste.

M3? You have impeccable taste.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-22-2007
Replies: 470
Views: 22,144
Posted By jkelly
Sign in the catacombs under Paris, where the...

Sign in the catacombs under Paris, where the bones of millions of Parisians were entombed in the 18th century.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/181/430409308_eea494a2e8.jpg

Show me the grandparents.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-19-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 750
Posted By jkelly
If you're looking to actually use the camera, I...

If you're looking to actually use the camera, I wouldn't worry about it being in mint condition, because it won't stay that way. If you can afford the M7, and the AE capability appeals to you, you...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-19-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 787
Posted By jkelly
Try posting a Want To Buy ad in the classifieds. ...

Try posting a Want To Buy ad in the classifieds. I'm sure someone will be willing to sell you one.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-19-2007
Replies: 160
Views: 28,015
Posted By jkelly
Konica Auto S2; ditto what kellymjones said.

Konica Auto S2; ditto what kellymjones said.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-17-2007
Replies: 470
Views: 22,144
Posted By jkelly
There's some purple in there...

There's some purple in there somewhere...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/153/424803313_8673a8c111.jpg

Show me springtime!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-14-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 2,121
Posted By jkelly
Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia. M3 + Summitar,...

Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia. M3 + Summitar, merged in Photoshop

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/127/421741110_8a755a9748.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-10-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,137
Posted By jkelly
I bought a 50mm Leitz adaptor on Ebay for $26. ...

I bought a 50mm Leitz adaptor on Ebay for $26. Just lucky I guess.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-09-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 1,860
Posted By jkelly
You can buy a Barnack on Ebay and not get ripped....

You can buy a Barnack on Ebay and not get ripped. A couple of years ago I bought a IIIa that is in perfect condition for $129. Just try to deal with the camera shops with good feedback instead of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-07-2007
Replies: 547
Views: 68,931
Posted By jkelly
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/128/414274121_de9c1...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/128/414274121_de9c167b8c.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-07-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,296
Posted By jkelly
I use my breath and a microfiber cloth when the...

I use my breath and a microfiber cloth when the glass gets really dirty. I also use filters, but eventually you just gotta clean those puppies.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-07-2007
Replies: 77
Views: 5,532
Posted By jkelly
I try to be careful with my M3. It's 52 years...

I try to be careful with my M3. It's 52 years old and has lots of dings and scratches, but mechanically and optically it's perfect. I certainly don't want to do something that will damage the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-07-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 1,026
Posted By jkelly
Dee, you don't need to spend a lot of money for a...

Dee, you don't need to spend a lot of money for a complete M kit either. I have two Leica bodies, an M3 and a IIIa, and four lenses (Summitar, Summar, Elmar 9cm, and Serenar 35mm). I just added up...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-07-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,537
Posted By jkelly
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/89/253744360_58ad6d...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/89/253744360_58ad6d7008.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-07-2007
Replies: 470
Views: 22,144
Posted By jkelly
Urban...

Urban sprawl.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/171/369107440_d06643fb72.jpg

Now send in the clowns!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-06-2007
Replies: 178
Views: 25,041
Posted By jkelly
One of my...

One of my daughters.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/138/336609445_c9a33a72a9.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-05-2007
Replies: 470
Views: 22,144
Posted By jkelly
How 'bout some...

How 'bout some baseball.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/126/412065070_f010cb8582.jpg

Show me a river.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-28-2007
Replies: 64
Views: 3,981
Posted By jkelly
Middleton's, Annapolis,...

Middleton's, Annapolis, MD
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/177/406382174_e8b40f3444.jpg

Kelly's Irish Times, Washington DC
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/168/406382175_76e19fb53b.jpg

The Dubliner,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-28-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,197
Posted By jkelly
I like the following 4 lenses on my...

I like the following 4 lenses on my IIIa:

Summar
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/178/374538918_dcdc493f0e.jpg

Summitar
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/155/401620637_3eee7b931d.jpg

Canon Serenar f3.2...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-28-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 2,014
Posted By jkelly
If you're hoping that your grandchildren will...

If you're hoping that your grandchildren will someday use your Leica, I suggest that you avoid one that depends on electronics. Other than that, assuming film will still be available in the future,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-28-2007
Replies: 50
Views: 2,681
Posted By jkelly
I've gotten more comments when I shoot with my...

I've gotten more comments when I shoot with my IIIa than with the M3. One old guy (even older than me!) actually correctly identified my IIIa by sight. A couple of folks over the past year have...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 02-27-2007
Replies: 267
Views: 106,578
Posted By jkelly
I have a Leica M3 and a Konica Auto S2, and I...

I have a Leica M3 and a Konica Auto S2, and I have to say that the Konica viewfinder and rangefinder patch are the equal of the M3.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-27-2007
Replies: 86
Views: 4,438
Posted By jkelly
Consider that perhaps 1 out of 100 people have...

Consider that perhaps 1 out of 100 people have even heard the name "Leica," and that even less know that it is a camera brand. Infrequently, someone will ask me about my camera, but only on a couple...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-27-2007
Replies: 95
Views: 11,174
Posted By jkelly
I keep an SBOOI 50mm finder on my IIIa and use it...

I keep an SBOOI 50mm finder on my IIIa and use it constantly. Obviously, it's not needed on my M3. I also have a 35mm finder, but usually just guestimate the width.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-27-2007
Replies: 470
Views: 22,144
Posted By jkelly
Combat... http://farm1.static.flickr.com/181/4046...

Combat...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/181/404658818_fd9a1de9df.jpg

Show me a musical performance.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-26-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 1,820
Posted By jkelly
I have a double-stroke M3, so my camera is often...

I have a double-stroke M3, so my camera is often literally half-cocked. ;) I will usually wind on after a shot, but if I'm not instantly ready to shoot another, I'll sometimes just give it one wind.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 02-26-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 4,963
Posted By jkelly
I recently got around to taking a couple of rolls...

I recently got around to taking a couple of rolls with this camera. Very sharp; I'm thinking this will be my camera of choice for color film, and I will reserve the Leicas for mostly...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-24-2007
Replies: 470
Views: 22,144
Posted By jkelly
Heaven http://farm1.static.flickr.com/155/4016206...

Heaven

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/155/401620637_3eee7b931d.jpg

Show me HELL.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-23-2007
Replies: 54
Views: 3,307
Posted By jkelly
Toby http://farm1.static.flickr.com/182/400390246...

Toby

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/182/400390246_e7fca36f38.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-20-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,386
Posted By jkelly
English Channel, Bournemouth...

English Channel, Bournemouth UK

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/126/397254627_ae45eb66a1.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-20-2007
Replies: 470
Views: 22,144
Posted By jkelly
Victory... http://farm1.static.flickr.com/149/397...

Victory...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/149/397145233_abdbbdb747.jpg

Show me a storm.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-19-2007
Replies: 470
Views: 22,144
Posted By jkelly
The road...

The road home.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/167/388292432_da71f090f8.jpg

Let's see some trains.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-18-2007
Replies: 96
Views: 4,993
Posted By jkelly
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/182/393786686_cfe07...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/182/393786686_cfe07f3152.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-17-2007
Replies: 79
Views: 3,771
Posted By jkelly
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/137/393780623_248db...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/137/393780623_248db8112a.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-17-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,737
Posted By jkelly
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/176/393775850_de31c...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/176/393775850_de31c4b18e.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-17-2007
Replies: 60
Views: 4,896
Posted By jkelly
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/144/393739747_38527...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/144/393739747_3852707d4c.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-17-2007
Replies: 49
Views: 3,455
Posted By jkelly
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/173/393733924_148c8...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/173/393733924_148c87dc66.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-14-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,389
Posted By jkelly
The Canon Serenar 35 and 28 are also very...

The Canon Serenar 35 and 28 are also very compact, and very beautiful, but not very modern. I like the look of the Serenar on my M3.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-14-2007
Replies: 470
Views: 22,144
Posted By jkelly
Louis Armstrong = God, surrounded by His...

Louis Armstrong = God, surrounded by His angels.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/153/390553940_104956e519_b.jpg

Show me carnival.
Forum: Travel 02-13-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,985
Posted By jkelly
I brought several rolls of ASA 400 film with me...

I brought several rolls of ASA 400 film with me to Paris CDG Airport a couple of years ago through the carry-on x-ray machines departing (exposed), and I did not experience any fogging. Maybe the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-13-2007
Replies: 470
Views: 22,144
Posted By jkelly
Translucent. http://farm1.static.flickr.com/174/3...

Translucent.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/174/389411939_5e6bd538aa.jpg

Show us the Tower of London.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 02-12-2007
Replies: 53
Views: 6,976
Posted By jkelly
I'll register another vote for the Konica Auto...

I'll register another vote for the Konica Auto S2. It's the best free camera I've ever had. :) Very sharp lens, accurate metering, and the auto exposure is a nice feature for snapshot...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-08-2007
Replies: 470
Views: 22,144
Posted By jkelly
Incoherence http://farm1.static.flickr.com/142/35...

Incoherence

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/142/359513379_92008c3f84.jpg

Show me barns.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-07-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 2,846
Posted By jkelly
Here is my early (1954) DS M3 with a contemporary...

Here is my early (1954) DS M3 with a contemporary Summitar. I love this...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-07-2007
Replies: 470
Views: 22,144
Posted By jkelly
Barbeque...

Barbeque pits

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/128/382953978_21eea48f6c_o.jpg

Show me a mountain.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-31-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 2,121
Posted By jkelly
Oahu. M3 + Elmar...

Oahu. M3 + Elmar 90/4

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/140/376185247_70c2ed9c9c.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-31-2007
Replies: 65
Views: 2,586
Posted By jkelly
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/165/376164335_3f8ca...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/165/376164335_3f8ca37474.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-30-2007
Replies: 50
Views: 3,684
Posted By jkelly
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/138/336609445_c9a33...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/138/336609445_c9a33a72a9.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-30-2007
Replies: 76
Views: 6,572
Posted By jkelly
This picture is no big deal, but I was amazed I...

This picture is no big deal, but I was amazed I was able to handhold a shot at 1/5 sec with my Leica IIIa. Summitar, Tri-x, D76

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/153/359513365_089233e25f.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-30-2007
Replies: 240
Views: 30,474
Posted By jkelly
Leica M3 + Summitar, HP5,...

Leica M3 + Summitar, HP5, D76

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/139/369103950_54b73f6233.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-30-2007
Replies: 61
Views: 3,634
Posted By jkelly
Leica IIIa + Summar, Ilford...

Leica IIIa + Summar, Ilford XP2

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/178/374538918_dcdc493f0e.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-30-2007
Replies: 144
Views: 11,761
Posted By jkelly
I have a Vivitar bounce flash unit, but it hasn't...

I have a Vivitar bounce flash unit, but it hasn't worked in 20 years. Occasionally I think about getting another one, but I have a hard enough time mastering available light.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-28-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,173
Posted By jkelly
I agree this looks like a problem with the film...

I agree this looks like a problem with the film touching something in the development tank. I get similar streaks like this one occasionally.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-28-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,066
Posted By jkelly
I've bought several lens caps from Sherry...

I've bought several lens caps from Sherry Krauter, for prices ranging from $10 to $20. The 50 Elmar takes a 36mm cap. Send her an email.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-25-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 2,620
Posted By jkelly
Leica IIIa + Summitar, Tri-x,...

Leica IIIa + Summitar, Tri-x, D76

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/156/369129772_20a7c1fa3b.jpg

Leica M3 + Summitar, HP5, D76

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/171/369107440_d06643fb72.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-25-2007
Replies: 340
Views: 35,622
Posted By jkelly
Marine Corps Museum, Quantico, VA - Leica M3,...

Marine Corps Museum, Quantico, VA - Leica M3, Summitar, Superia, scanned HP Photosmart C7180 (sorry for dusty...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-25-2007
Replies: 131
Views: 12,847
Posted By jkelly
#1 Tri-x #2 Neopan, both D76, Leica M3,...

#1 Tri-x #2 Neopan, both D76, Leica M3, Summitar

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/142/359513379_92008c3f84.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/144/356585049_dce07efc72.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-24-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,108
Posted By jkelly
A good price for both the Summitar and the IIIf,...

A good price for both the Summitar and the IIIf, if bought separately and if both are in good shape, would be in the range of $400 or more. So, yes, $325 is a good deal.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 01-20-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 4,963
Posted By jkelly
Konica Auto S2

I just picked up one of these from a co-worker who was about to throw it away (it belonged to his father.) Seems like a really nice camera. It has a 45mm f1.8 Hexanon fixed lens and shutter...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-31-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 1,798
Posted By jkelly
No flash, but there was a good bit of natural...

No flash, but there was a good bit of natural light from a large window.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-28-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 1,798
Posted By jkelly
IIIa and Canon Serenar f3.2...

IIIa and Canon Serenar f3.2 35mm

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/133/336609434_e1aef6ba43.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-27-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 1,798
Posted By jkelly
Try using Irfanview (a free application) to...

Try using Irfanview (a free application) to resize your photos instead of Photoshop.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-26-2006
Replies: 38
Views: 3,538
Posted By jkelly
I was used to loading a IIIa, so when I got my M3...

I was used to loading a IIIa, so when I got my M3 I found the film loading to be a breeze. It only takes me a couple of minutes to rewind and reload.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-21-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 724
Posted By jkelly
Nice work.

Nice work.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-19-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 979
Posted By jkelly
The condition of the front glass will certainly...

The condition of the front glass will certainly have an effect on the images; for the seller to state otherwise is not ethical IMO. The extent of the effect cannot be determined until it is used.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-11-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,074
Posted By jkelly
I bought a Leitz 50mm adapter on Ebay for $26 a...

I bought a Leitz 50mm adapter on Ebay for $26 a few months ago that I use with my M3. I also have a "Made in Japan" generic 90mm adaptor that brings up the correct frames, but is not as secure in...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-05-2006
Replies: 48
Views: 2,603
Posted By jkelly
I have both a IIIa and an M3. I like them both...

I have both a IIIa and an M3. I like them both equally, but the thing about the M3 that really makes it superior is the shutter. It's smooth as silk. The optics on both are about equal, with the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-05-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 4,430
Posted By jkelly
Thanks, very nice resolution on those two photos....

Thanks, very nice resolution on those two photos. And, I didn't realize Porta came in B&W. Thanks for the examples.

I'll definitely put this lens through its paces once I receive it. It's gonna...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-05-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 4,430
Posted By jkelly
Anyone???? :confused:

Anyone???? :confused:
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-04-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 922
Posted By jkelly
The Summar takes a 34mm screw-on filter.

The Summar takes a 34mm screw-on filter.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-04-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 4,430
Posted By jkelly
Canon Serenar 35mm f3.2

I just bought one of these that appears in good condition, along with the matching 35mm finder and case. I intend to use it with my Leica IIIa. Does anyone have any experience with this lens and/or...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-29-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By jkelly
Oleg's price for a full CLA on a Leica III is...

Oleg's price for a full CLA on a Leica III is still $70. Add $6 for new curtains. Somewhat less in Euros, I would think, given the exchange rate. The most you need to worry about with Oleg is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-27-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 3,784
Posted By jkelly
In low light, the Summar can display low...

In low light, the Summar can display low contrast, but in daylight it's excellent. Just watch out for flare. The Summitar, as others have noted, is an excellent all-around performer. Below are a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-17-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,043
Posted By jkelly
I use LTM lenses on my M3, because I also have a...

I use LTM lenses on my M3, because I also have a IIIa. Here's my M3 with Summitar. It's a fine lens.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-15-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,618
Posted By jkelly
My M3 is quiet as a whisper, and my IIIa is...

My M3 is quiet as a whisper, and my IIIa is considerably louder, but neither are anywhere near as loud as my Pentax SLR. Both are clean and well-lubed. The M3 just has a much softer shutter...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-15-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,457
Posted By jkelly
The M3 makes the same sounds.

The M3 makes the same sounds.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 11-14-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,447
Posted By jkelly
By definition, all of my shots are unmetered,...

By definition, all of my shots are unmetered, since I don't own a meter or a metered Leica. Here are a couple from this weekend, shot Sunny 16 as usual. M3, Summitar, speed and apeture as the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-03-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,639
Posted By jkelly
Here are a couple shots of my son I took with an...

Here are a couple shots of my son I took with an Elmar f4/9cm coated LTM lens. I used my IIIa for these. They aren't the sharpest, because of my poor focusing skills, but they display a shallow DOF...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-02-2006
Replies: 58
Views: 3,128
Posted By jkelly
I was born in 1956, and all my Leica stuff is...

I was born in 1956, and all my Leica stuff is older than me. All works like new.

IIIa - 1935
M3 - 1954
Summar - 1935
Summitar - 1951
Elmar f4/9cm - 1946
SBOOI finder - unknown but old
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-01-2006
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,868,615
Posted By jkelly
Since I don't own a digital camera, but I can't...

Since I don't own a digital camera, but I can't resist joining this thread, I had my teenage son do the honors.

Here's my simple but much beloved M3 and Summitar combo, with Gordy's natural leather...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-01-2006
Replies: 0
Views: 944
Posted By jkelly
HU: Summar lens

I have no affiliation with this auction, but those of you who have expressed interest in acquiring a Summar might want to check out item #140046645828.

The link is here...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-27-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,054
Posted By jkelly
Very nice photos, especially the first one.

Very nice photos, especially the first one.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-25-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,399
Posted By jkelly
My early DS M3's shutter is whisper-quiet. It...

My early DS M3's shutter is whisper-quiet. It can't be heard at all over normal conversation. It's the most remarkable thing about my M3. It probably has to do with the tight construction of the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-25-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 1,451
Posted By jkelly
There's some awfully good advice on this thread...

There's some awfully good advice on this thread and I don't have much to add. I'll just say that I typically shoot indoors at 1/25 with 400 ASA film and a 50mm lens. This allows, with decent...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-18-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,420
Posted By jkelly
The M2 seems to be a hot model now in the used...

The M2 seems to be a hot model now in the used market, and I tend to think the prices are a bit inflated. I bought a user M3 in perfect mechanical condition a few months ago for under $400. I am...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-17-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,718
Posted By jkelly
Rich, that's very interesting stuff. I've...

Rich, that's very interesting stuff. I've wondered how the close-focus works in practice, because I have considered getting the equivalent attachment for the Summar. However, I've got plenty of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-16-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 717
Posted By jkelly
HU - Wartime IIIcK

Check this (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320037180390&indexURL=0&photoDisplayType=2#ebayphotohosting)out. Real or fake? The viewfinder window frame looks a little suspect to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-16-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 3,298
Posted By jkelly
All I can think of to say is...Wow!

All I can think of to say is...Wow!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-12-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 1,582
Posted By jkelly
The old 9cm LTM Elmars aren't THAT soft.

The old 9cm LTM Elmars aren't THAT soft.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-06-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,299
Posted By jkelly
These shots were all taken at between f6.3 and...

These shots were all taken at between f6.3 and f11. I've tried to use lower apetures and higher shutter speeds where possible. I know a hood would be a good idea, but I think they're a pain to use.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-06-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,299
Posted By jkelly
Thanks for your compliments. I never understood...

Thanks for your compliments. I never understood why people get the idea that Summar images lack sharpness. The images are smoother than those shot with a modern lens, but not notably less sharp. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-06-2006
Replies: 57
Views: 5,769
Posted By jkelly
I dunno, but I kinda like my 1946 90/4 Elmar. I...

I dunno, but I kinda like my 1946 90/4 Elmar. I paid $100 for it including the adaptor.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-05-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,299
Posted By jkelly
Summar Color Shots

My son and I went to New Orleans last weekend. Wandering around the French Quarter, I snapped a roll of Fuji Superia with my IIIa and uncoated Summar lens. Here are a few photos.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-05-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,065
Posted By jkelly
Sherry Krauter will probably have one for less...

Sherry Krauter will probably have one for less than $20. I've bought 3 from her.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-28-2006
Replies: 290
Views: 22,236
Posted By jkelly
I personally think that you can have too many. I...

I personally think that you can have too many. I sold my LTM Elmar 50/3.5 because I just never liked the character of that lens. I know, I'm in the minority. Since I have an M3 and a IIIa, I like...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-28-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 795
Posted By jkelly
I paid about $60 for mine. They all have...

I paid about $60 for mine. They all have cleaning marks, but if you are lucky like I was, the glass will be clear and, apart from flare now and then, it will work fine without a CLA.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-23-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 2,283
Posted By jkelly
M3/Summitar Edit: I love it when PNet deletes my...

M3/Summitar

Edit: I love it when PNet deletes my links!

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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-21-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 3,221
Posted By jkelly
Raid, Thank you for the compliment! I always...

Raid,

Thank you for the compliment! I always enjoy seeing the shots of your lovely daughter. With as many lenses as you have, I'd say you pretty much have the spectrum covered.

Jack
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-20-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 3,221
Posted By jkelly
Love the Summar too

My most satisfying images, which is not the same as saying the most technically good, have come from my 1935 Summar. And it's true that not all Summar images are soft. It can produce very sharp...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 943
Posted By jkelly
I'm partial to Gordy's straps. Simple but...

I'm partial to Gordy's straps. Simple but elegant.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-12-2006
Replies: 46
Views: 3,948
Posted By jkelly
Attached is an example of a shot taken with Porta...

Attached is an example of a shot taken with Porta NC 400 ASA. Alas, it was taken with an uncoated Summar/IIIa combination. In addition it was an overcast winter day, and the grass was kinda dead. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-07-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,107
Posted By jkelly
Ah! On my screen, the color shot is the first...

Ah! On my screen, the color shot is the first pic. Well, that's just plain ol' Fuji Superia 400 ASA.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-07-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,107
Posted By jkelly
Thanks, I assume you were addressing me - if not,...

Thanks, I assume you were addressing me - if not, never mind! I used Ilford XP2 Super, if I remember correctly. If not, it was Kodak T400 CN.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-07-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,107
Posted By jkelly
Great shots! Recently, my family and I took a...

Great shots! Recently, my family and I took a trip to Hawaii. I spent the 10 days alternating between my M3, IIIa and Pentax K1000. Received several comments on the cameras (a couple of folks even...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-07-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 935
Posted By jkelly
I have a 50mm Leitz adaptor that use on my...

I have a 50mm Leitz adaptor that use on my Summitar and M3 that I picked up on Ebay for about $25. Then, I have a 90mm "Made in Japan" generic adaptor that came with the Elmar 9cm I bought for $100....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-31-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,397
Posted By jkelly
I use the finger-through-the-lenshole method...

I use the finger-through-the-lenshole method simply because it's faster and it works every time. You don't need to put push or even touch the pressure plate while doing this. I've tried to load by...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-30-2006
Replies: 46
Views: 2,484
Posted By jkelly
I've experimented with many film brands, but my...

I've experimented with many film brands, but my favorites in C-41 are Fuji Superia for color and Ilford XP2 for B&W. You can order a variety of different films online from B&H Photo and experiment. ...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-23-2006
Replies: 115
Views: 62,383
Posted By jkelly
A couple of the first photos taken with my 90/4...

A couple of the first photos taken with my 90/4 Elmar.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-21-2006
Replies: 66
Views: 8,499
Posted By jkelly
I think both my Summar (left) and Summitar...

I think both my Summar (left) and Summitar (right) are sharp lenses, but the Summitar is marginally sharper.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-16-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 988
Posted By jkelly
Oh, and you asked about using a Summitar on an...

Oh, and you asked about using a Summitar on an M3. That's my primary 50mm lens. Works like a charm. I also like the LTM 9cm Elmar. A recent picture taken with each is attached.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-16-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 988
Posted By jkelly
Like Frank said, the difference is in the...

Like Frank said, the difference is in the viewfinder, and the fact that the RF and VF are combined in one window. I have both a IIIa and a double stroke M3. I got an SBOOI finder for the IIIa...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-02-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 1,881
Posted By jkelly
Uncoated Summar, low contrast? Lack of shadow...

Uncoated Summar, low contrast? Lack of shadow details? I would say that depends.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-28-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,257
Posted By jkelly
Very nice photos. What lens and film did you...

Very nice photos. What lens and film did you use?

I love my old IIIa and need to get it out more often.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-27-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 1,957
Posted By jkelly
I once bought an f3.5 5cm Elmar on eBay that had...

I once bought an f3.5 5cm Elmar on eBay that had a stuck focus ring. The seller offered a refund but I elected to keep the lens and get it fixed. Other than that I've been lucky I guess. In the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-26-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 2,722
Posted By jkelly
Summar low light color shot

Summar low light color shot
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-25-2006
Replies: 115
Views: 62,383
Posted By jkelly
I received the lens today, and it has coated...

I received the lens today, and it has coated glass.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-21-2006
Replies: 115
Views: 62,383
Posted By jkelly
Just bought an Elmar 9cm/f4 serial #615778...

Just bought an Elmar 9cm/f4 serial #615778 (1946). Has an adapter so I can use it both on my M3 and IIIa. I don't know whether the glass is coated because I have not received it yet, but will post...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-20-2006
Replies: 2,164
Views: 612,544
Posted By jkelly
Huub, I paid about $90 for my SBOOI finder on...

Huub,

I paid about $90 for my SBOOI finder on eBay. I've seen them go for less.

Jack
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-03-2006
Replies: 66
Views: 8,499
Posted By jkelly
I really enjoy my Summitar.

I really enjoy my Summitar.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-03-2006
Replies: 58
Views: 3,091
Posted By jkelly
I have a very early M3 and a nice IIIa.

I have a very early M3 and a nice IIIa.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-30-2006
Replies: 44
Views: 3,329
Posted By jkelly
Thanks! It's the C&O Canal in the Georgetown...

Thanks! It's the C&O Canal in the Georgetown section of Washington, DC.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-30-2006
Replies: 44
Views: 3,329
Posted By jkelly
LOL, well, I've already thrown away the bathroom...

LOL, well, I've already thrown away the bathroom scale! Disconnecting the speedometer can be hazardous to your safety, and not measuring before cutting can be very expensive, so neither of those...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-30-2006
Replies: 44
Views: 3,329
Posted By jkelly
I don't use a meter at all with my M3 or IIIa. I...

I don't use a meter at all with my M3 or IIIa. I used metered cameras for years, and it's amazing that my guessing is more accurate than the meters ever were. I agree that going meterless gives you...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-23-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 2,722
Posted By jkelly
I love my Summar. But, I had to pay $56 for...

I love my Summar. But, I had to pay $56 for mine!!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-13-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,854
Posted By jkelly
Here is what I spent on Ebay: IIIa body,...

Here is what I spent on Ebay:

IIIa body, excellent cosmetics, mechanically perfect USD$129
f2/50mm Summar, uncoated, perfect cosmetics clear glass, great performer USD $57
f3.5/50mm Elmar,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-11-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 2,488
Posted By jkelly
Contact Sherry Krauter...

Contact Sherry Krauter (http://www.sherrykrauter.com) by phone or email. I've purchased two lens caps from her in the past.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-04-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 969
Posted By jkelly
What a Deal!

Someone got a hell of a deal on this (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=ADME:B:EOIBUAA:US:11&Item=7624170000) IIIc and Summitar kit. I paid $190 for a nice Summitar alone a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-02-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 2,067
Posted By jkelly
Here's another. If there were an Elmax on that...

Here's another. If there were an Elmax on that camera, in that condition, it would be worth in excess of $20K, since only 1000 were ever made.

http://www.lausch41.com/leica1elmax.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-02-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 2,559
Posted By jkelly
If you are patient, you can probably pick up a...

If you are patient, you can probably pick up a useable IIIf for under $200. It does not need to be "minty" to be useable. Then, you can get an Elmar or Summitar for another $100-$200, and maybe an...
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