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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-01-2017
Replies: 61
Views: 33,951
Posted By hth
Finally took to plunge and popped the top off my...

Finally took to plunge and popped the top off my Hexar RF. I have had it off two times in the past, once to attempt fixing the vertical alignment and once to glue back the frosted window.

Anyway, I...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-30-2016
Replies: 396
Views: 68,469
Posted By hth
Before I wanted a digital Leica and could not...

Before I wanted a digital Leica and could not afford it. Well, perhaps I could, but given the short life span, I would not be able to keep updating it, so I never got one.

Now I do not even want...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-28-2016
Replies: 61
Views: 33,951
Posted By hth
My Hexar RF is slightly off vertically. I had it...

My Hexar RF is slightly off vertically. I had it apart a while back, but I cannot make the vertical alignment wheel turn (using the amount of force I dared to apply to it). Is that normal?

Håkan
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-24-2012
Replies: 92
Views: 6,409
Posted By hth
I think the best match for you is a black paint...

I think the best match for you is a black paint M4.

The top will show brass, the viewfinder does not have the leak glue problem and no electronics will go wrong long term (and be expensive to...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-14-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 4,918
Posted By hth
The closest to a Barnack in feel is probably the...

The closest to a Barnack in feel is probably the Leica X1. More closer to the early Barnacks as it is quite light. It just said digital Barnack to me when I tried it.

Yes, it is out of your...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-17-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 5,920
Posted By hth
I was in Taiwan early this year and luckily the...

I was in Taiwan early this year and luckily the EP-2 came out on the market at that time so I could get try it out. I really liked the EVF, and that comes from someone who (previously) despised such...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-28-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 5,730
Posted By hth
I had this problem on my Hexar RF too. It was...

I had this problem on my Hexar RF too. It was caused by myself lifting the camera from the bag and putting a finger on that frosted window, which came lose at one end.

I fixed it by using a proper...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-12-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,362
Posted By hth
They can most likely still be repaired, but you...

They can most likely still be repaired, but you will face a bigger repair bill than if you had your mechanical camera serviced.

Replacing circuitry is not hard, at a cost. Question is if spare...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 08-22-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,611
Posted By hth
I have final fighting with my Epson 2100 at the...

I have final fighting with my Epson 2100 at the moment. I have CFS system with the matte black tube dried out, which I replaced, but ended up with two loose tubes separated from the band of tubes. ...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-19-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 890
Posted By hth
The 120 Velvia 50 is even cheaper, drool! I want...

The 120 Velvia 50 is even cheaper, drool! I want to buy many!!

Pity that they only ship to UK, what happened to the common EU market????

/Håkan
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-22-2007
Replies: 67
Views: 3,240
Posted By hth
Peter means 50/1.2, not 60/1.2. Konica first...

Peter means 50/1.2, not 60/1.2. Konica first released the 28-50-90, then later the 35 (which means it is a bit harder to find). My guess is that the 21-35 is the one made in smallest numbers (800...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-18-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,424
Posted By hth
Also, consider if it is weird to have a lens like...

Also, consider if it is weird to have a lens like a 40 on a body like the R2 that does not have a matching frame line.

I put my vote on a M-Hexanon 50/2, but you have to decide whether it is...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-14-2007
Replies: 48
Views: 3,467
Posted By hth
A Leica M8 is 42500 swesetas. It sorts of annoys...

A Leica M8 is 42500 swesetas. It sorts of annoys me that we have to pay about 10x euro price, when the exchange rate is more like 9x. Ripped off 10% just becuase the majority here thinks Euro is...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-12-2007
Replies: 48
Views: 3,467
Posted By hth
So German price is about the same as US before...

So German price is about the same as US before tax, as prices in US are generally quoted without sales tax.

Then you pay more in the end as you live in a country where more tax is collected...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-11-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,424
Posted By hth
I get puzzled by the answer from Zeiss. If...

I get puzzled by the answer from Zeiss. If adjusting the lens so that it focuses more accurately in the f/1.5-f/2.0 range, means a trade-off with focus shift at f/2.8, but that is covered by the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-02-2007
Replies: 35
Views: 2,882
Posted By hth
I have both. My f5xb has been used a lot, the...

I have both. My f5xb has been used a lot, the f803 not so much. I sort of feel a bit foolish carrying the f803, maybe because it is to nice and new looking, but I sometimes use it when I want to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-01-2007
Replies: 96
Views: 4,767
Posted By hth
Why fix what is not broken, the MP is close to as...

Why fix what is not broken, the MP is close to as what I want it. I like your idea with the strap lugs. What I would like to see are:

1) Self-timer. I use it from time to time and like the feature...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-27-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 3,530
Posted By hth
The lever on my M2 does not make contact with the...

The lever on my M2 does not make contact with the shutter dial, it hits the flash shoe.

/Håkan
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-26-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By hth
One normal lens, 35 or 50 depending on your...

One normal lens, 35 or 50 depending on your preference. There are lenses with titanium finish if you fancy that.

In addition you need film, perhaps a camera strap and maybe a suitable bag, and oh...
Forum: Off Topic 02-25-2007
Replies: 88
Views: 3,834
Posted By hth
I have been driving cars for 23 years and tend to...

I have been driving cars for 23 years and tend to keep them for years until they collect enough problems/cost that I feel forced to pass it on, so my list is not long:

72 Saab 96
76 Toyota Celica
87...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-25-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 2,323
Posted By hth
I have used my M-Hexanon 50/1.2 very little, and...

I have used my M-Hexanon 50/1.2 very little, and mostly on Leica bodies and have not encountered any noticable problems that I want to blame the lens for. On the other hand, I have not taken photos...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-24-2007
Replies: 60
Views: 4,049
Posted By hth
Did not the auction end normally? And how is the...

Did not the auction end normally? And how is the winner going to get off the hook (negative feedback)?

/Håkan
Forum: Nikon RF 02-24-2007
Replies: 60
Views: 4,049
Posted By hth
The CV lenses seems like a good bargain to me at...

The CV lenses seems like a good bargain to me at least. Take a look at cameraquest.

Pity that I like to shoot with a reasonable fast 35, the 35/1.8 sounds close to ideal to me. I often use a LTM...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-24-2007
Replies: 46
Poll: 'done'ness
Views: 2,621
Posted By hth
I think it is natural that need and preference...

I think it is natural that need and preference change over time.

However, it was two years since I got any camera gear (not counting film, chemicals, paper, ink, software and a densitometer).

I am...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-24-2007
Replies: 124
Views: 10,908
Posted By hth
Got 3 MF cameras, only one is an RF. /Håkan

Got 3 MF cameras, only one is an RF.

/Håkan
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-23-2007
Replies: 74
Views: 4,617
Posted By hth
That was a long post, but I must say you are very...

That was a long post, but I must say you are very wrong with your statement that Konica never developed a full product line for the Hexar RF.

There is an everready case for the Hexar RF, diopters...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-22-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 3,461
Posted By hth
I also prefer the suggested price with an OBO. ...

I also prefer the suggested price with an OBO. Makes a good starting point and allows for some price negotiation if it does not move fast.

If no price is suggested, I have no idea what to...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-22-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 1,475
Posted By hth
Viewfinder magnifier for Hexar RF

I passed Megaperls and saw that they now have an adapter to match the 1.15x and 1.35x magnifiers to Konica Hexar (I assume they mean the Hexar RF). Cost is about Euro 25.

/Håkan
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-22-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 1,674
Posted By hth
Do not do it, that money is better spent on other...

Do not do it, that money is better spent on other things. Having said that, if you really want to do it, go to CRR and have it done properly. You get what you pay for.

My most used camera, an M2,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-21-2007
Replies: 101
Views: 9,491
Posted By hth
While I do not collect anything, I have a...

While I do not collect anything, I have a tendancy to pick up late Konica RF gear. :rolleyes:

/Håkan
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-19-2007
Replies: 74
Views: 4,617
Posted By hth
I bought a second hand Hexar RF 2 years ago, I am...

I bought a second hand Hexar RF 2 years ago, I am currently looking into getting a second body and perhaps sell off one of the Leicas.

As mentioned elsewhere many times, they are just tools....
Forum: Off Topic 02-18-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,091
Posted By hth
I have never had a Microsoft in my life, except...

I have never had a Microsoft in my life, except for the forced on MS Basic that came with early Amigas (which I never used). I have not ever owned an Intel based machine either, and I have been...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-17-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By hth
It should not be affected. I have passed...

It should not be affected. I have passed hundreds of rolls through carry on X-ray machines (multiple times), mostly 100 and 400 films without any ill effects as far as I could see.

I used to feel...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-17-2007
Replies: 139
Views: 9,774
Posted By hth
Now you all got me curious.... How well does the...

Now you all got me curious....

How well does the S3 2000 finder work with glasses? Can I expect to see the 35mm framelines easily?

How bright is the it compared to a Leica finder?

Is there any...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-16-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,998
Posted By hth
I got the 80 and the 50, mainly for landscape. I...

I got the 80 and the 50, mainly for landscape. I use the 80 almost all the time, very seldom the 50.

Sometimes I think the 65 might be interesting. Many like the 43, but it corresponds to a 21 in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-16-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 2,034
Posted By hth
I have came close to getting a CLE twice. The...

I have came close to getting a CLE twice. The first I missed as it sold previously same day (I pondered for 1-2 months before that!). The second I passed since it developed a rather unpredicable...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-15-2007
Replies: 77
Views: 3,712
Posted By hth
I use film and a tiny digital camera when I...

I use film and a tiny digital camera when I really want something quick. I scan for digital printing, so I am partly digital. I would like to try a better digital camera at some point. I am also...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-15-2007
Replies: 104
Views: 5,829
Posted By hth
No, I do not think I would buy a used one. Price...

No, I do not think I would buy a used one. Price would probably be too close to a new one for quite some time, and in that case I would go and buy a new one, not that I can afford it.

When price...
Forum: Travel 02-13-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 3,003
Posted By hth
There are many Fuji Foto Center stores in...

There are many Fuji Foto Center stores in Sweden.

Try this for a list of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-12-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 2,868
Posted By hth
I would like to wet my toes more trying to...

I would like to wet my toes more trying to process RAW files, but they are so hard to come (as I do not have any digital camera with that capability). I found a very few RAW files for the M8,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-12-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 2,868
Posted By hth
Try to make your DSLR kit smaller. Like get a...

Try to make your DSLR kit smaller. Like get a smaller lens and omitting the grip might help. Otherwise a Pentax DSLR with a pancake lens should be fairly small and light?

If on the other hand you...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-11-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 801
Posted By hth
Hopefully they also offer the Heliar lens as a...

Hopefully they also offer the Heliar lens as a separate standard edition item too. Not that I plan to buy one, but I do not like these limited edition package deals that much.

/Håkan
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-09-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,870
Posted By hth
Many thanks for the replies and suggestions. I...

Many thanks for the replies and suggestions. I think I will try and go for a CPP2 as I have some fears about old electronics and too much automation.

My local lab that hiked the price recently are...
Forum: Off Topic 01-09-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 827
Posted By hth
In Sweden (inside EU), shipping from outside EU...

In Sweden (inside EU), shipping from outside EU typically adds 30%. In extreme case when they just start to tax, the overhead can get up to 50% due to fixed fees. The receiver pays this. It is...
Forum: Off Topic 01-04-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 3,425
Posted By hth
At least 30% extra is what I expect when buying...

At least 30% extra is what I expect when buying from US. I have been through 50% extra at one time.

And yes, it is frustrating, but that is how it is.

If you do not like it, keep your purchases...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-01-2007
Replies: 54
Views: 4,173
Posted By hth
I used to, but I felt it took too much time and I...

I used to, but I felt it took too much time and I did not learn much about it, so I quit. Nowadays I do not always know which lens I used...

/Håkan
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-31-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 2,961
Posted By hth
Yes, if I was looking for a high quality portable...

Yes, if I was looking for a high quality portable camera, had decent funds and apprechiated the benefits of an RF camera, I would go for an M8, even if I had no lenses.

I might not do it...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-28-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 1,223
Posted By hth
I tried the path you mention, got a small digicam...

I tried the path you mention, got a small digicam and had fun with it. I even took some decent pictures with it, but today I see it as a complement to my film gear. When I need something fast to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-27-2006
Replies: 78
Views: 4,586
Posted By hth
Hmm, had a look around and it seems I can get...

Hmm, had a look around and it seems I can get Kodachrome 64 locally and from UK. I have never tried it. Maybe I should before it is too late? Processing included it says. How does that work in...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-26-2006
Replies: 207
Views: 15,612
Posted By hth
When the Hexar RF was dropped, it all went wrong....

When the Hexar RF was dropped, it all went wrong. :cool: Best camera ever. Simple and intuitive user interface, gives you complete control and it has high build quality. (The only thing I can...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-23-2006
Replies: 109
Views: 7,013
Posted By hth
Given your arguments, I would say try to apply...

Given your arguments, I would say try to apply them in a film world. What advantages do a Leica M have of SLRs or high quality point and shoot cameras?

Size advantage? No, any high quality P&S is...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-20-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,870
Posted By hth
$2.30CDN for a roll of C41!!?!? I am being...

$2.30CDN for a roll of C41!!?!? I am being ripped off! :bang:

/Håkan
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-20-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,870
Posted By hth
Cheaper to have the lab do it? What do you think...

Cheaper to have the lab do it? What do you think about SEK 59, which corresponds to $8.50 (including sales tax) for a single roll of C41? Add another $1 for E6. That is just development.

I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-20-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 1,725
Posted By hth
Leica M2 + Hexar RF. Hexanon 28, UC-Hexanon 35...

Leica M2 + Hexar RF.

Hexanon 28, UC-Hexanon 35 and CV 50/3.5.

Digisix light meter, one or two B&W filters for 28, possibly mini tripod.

10-20 rolls of film.

Soft release for M2, lens cleaning kit...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-20-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,870
Posted By hth
Developing color film home

Is anyone using a film processor to develop color and/or slide film at home?

Any advice or experiences?

I have seen a couple of Jobo ATL-1000 for sale for recently and have considered picking one...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-19-2006
Replies: 68
Views: 10,557
Posted By hth
While we are waiting for someone to compare the...

While we are waiting for someone to compare the Planar to the Sonnar...

How do you ZM owners find the 1/3 click stops? My Hexanon lenses have 1/2 click stops, so I worry that I might dislike a ZM...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-19-2006
Replies: 68
Views: 10,557
Posted By hth
No, that cannot be the reason as Puts has the...

No, that cannot be the reason as Puts has the 21/4.5 C-Biogon in the part 5 report on Leica M8. That lens is not even released yet... :rolleyes:

/Håkan
Forum: Off Topic 12-19-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 881
Posted By hth
If you are american, you should not need any...

If you are american, you should not need any VISA. Your girlfriend needs at least a Schengen VISA.

UK requires different VISA as far as I understand. Switzerland is also different than the rest of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-18-2006
Replies: 225
Views: 6,204
Posted By hth
"Love" - when talking about camera gear. But...

"Love" - when talking about camera gear.

But there is a word that is much worse, thankfully not used here. I have only seen and heard it used in swedish so I will spare you, and me.

/Håkan
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-17-2006
Replies: 61
Views: 3,747
Posted By hth
Cannon is not capable of making such camera and...

Cannon is not capable of making such camera and they have no interest in making it whatsoever. Why make a niche camera for another company's lens system? Would be really stupid.

Nikon on the other...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-15-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,143
Posted By hth
For B&W film try to increase scan resolution to...

For B&W film try to increase scan resolution to double of the desired result, then after adjusting it (levels, curves, contrast etc), reduce size to the desired.

I do not seem to need to do this...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-10-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 1,579
Posted By hth
To me the lines do not seem to stand still. I do...

To me the lines do not seem to stand still. I do not know what kind of wall it is, but in this case I took a specific look at the images OOF areas. I might very well not have seen/experienced it if...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-09-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 6,443
Posted By hth
Thanks for the pointer. I am collecting going...

Thanks for the pointer. I am collecting going prices of some things to sell and I have one identical Pentax 43 as in the auction. This lens was very expensive when new but was sold out for a quite...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-09-2006
Replies: 103
Views: 7,790
Posted By hth
I was just about to say "Not thank you" for that...

I was just about to say "Not thank you" for that link to your photos, because it will be expensive for me. ;)

I was very impressed by many of the people shots,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-09-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 1,579
Posted By hth
I do not like the OOF area in the second one. ...

I do not like the OOF area in the second one. Especially the lines between the bricks makes me feel almost sick.

I guess it is the Nokton? If it was the Summilux I would cross it from my very...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-05-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,107
Posted By hth
If you have glasses the R3A may be less than...

If you have glasses the R3A may be less than ideal, many people have trouble seeing the 40mm framelines.

Given that you want durability and quiet, I would like to steer you towards a Leica M. The...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 12-05-2006
Replies: 646
Views: 26,977
Posted By hth
Count me in as well! /Håkan

Count me in as well!

/Håkan
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-03-2006
Replies: 47
Views: 3,777
Posted By hth
Any words on someone producing a magnifier like...

Any words on someone producing a magnifier like this for the Hexar RF?

/Håkan
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-03-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,103
Posted By hth
Actually, there was a 50/1.2 with some XXXX/0005...

Actually, there was a 50/1.2 with some XXXX/0005 numbering wandering around (the kit is numbered XXXX/2001) on photo.net and the Hexar RF list. I saw it pass ownership twice. So I guess it might be...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-02-2006
Replies: 76
Views: 6,018
Posted By hth
No problem on getting E6 developed in my local...

No problem on getting E6 developed in my local shop and this is a town of some 200,000 people. I tried it just a couple of weeks ago. It is 30% more expensive to have it developed compared to C41,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-22-2006
Replies: 47
Views: 4,057
Posted By hth
About glasses and the M2, it did not work for me....

About glasses and the M2, it did not work for me. I cannot see the entire 35mm frames with glasses on. It depends on your glasses, just as whether the eye-piece scratches your glasses depends on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-15-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 1,685
Posted By hth
(It is late, just some quick notes..) Hmm.....

(It is late, just some quick notes..)

Hmm.. Trying to capture the analog world with something analog that is not perfect, is not going to be a perfect reproduction either, just as trying to digitize...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-15-2006
Replies: 46
Views: 2,332
Posted By hth
If you are going to scan, you might want/need to...

If you are going to scan, you might want/need to get a more expensive scanner compared to what you use for 35mm. In my case I can scan a strip of 35mm compared to single MF each time I do a...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-27-2006
Replies: 38
Views: 4,193
Posted By hth
This play in RF mechanism on the RD-1 that cannot...

This play in RF mechanism on the RD-1 that cannot be adjusted, does it also affect the Bessa film cameras (which I think should have same RF mechanism)?

/Håkan
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-10-2006
Replies: 56
Views: 4,068
Posted By hth
Yes, they are still valid. It will just crop the...

Yes, they are still valid. It will just crop the picture a bit for you.

/Håkan
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-10-2006
Replies: 71
Views: 5,638
Posted By hth
No, I was inflexible before I started using...

No, I was inflexible before I started using Leicas.

/Håkan
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-10-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,445
Posted By hth
Congratulations! I bought my M2 some years ago...

Congratulations!

I bought my M2 some years ago and it is still my most used camera and I doubt that I will ever sell it. I rather sell my much better looking M4 in that case.. ;)

Inkjet... :eek: ...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-10-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 3,492
Posted By hth
It will not happen. Canon is incapable of making...

It will not happen. Canon is incapable of making a RF camera that can compete with Leica, and Nikon cannot afford to.

The only company that has proved capable is Konica, and they have withdrawn from...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-05-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 3,825
Posted By hth
It is different in that you have the money...

It is different in that you have the money already and do not plan to sell anything in particular (or have already sold something) with an eye towards financing your M8.

If that money happens to be...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-04-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 3,825
Posted By hth
How will you finance your M8?

I am curious about how you will finance your M8 (or M8s).

With 'significant part' I think something like at least 25-30%.

/Håkan
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-02-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,049
Posted By hth
"Ilford Wash method" can be found in their pdfs. ...

"Ilford Wash method" can be found in their pdfs. It is an idea of replacing water a couple of times that should yield adequate washing. It did not work for me, I got filthy negs. Went back to my...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-01-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,122
Posted By hth
I just visited Adobe website and selected upgrade...

I just visited Adobe website and selected upgrade to Elements 5 and it says I have to show that I have a previous version of Elements, LE or some other mentioned product I am not familar with.

I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-01-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,122
Posted By hth
16-bit was added in Elements 3. I have tried it...

16-bit was added in Elements 3. I have tried it with Elements 4, and it is embarrasingly crippled. Virtually nothing works.. :(

I ended up getting CS2 after downloading a 30 day trial very...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-29-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 3,876
Posted By hth
The hood on my Hexanon 28/2.8 screws on. I like...

The hood on my Hexanon 28/2.8 screws on. I like this lens a lot too.

/Håkan
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-28-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 6,990
Posted By hth
It selects 8 bits for me. I can change it to 16...

It selects 8 bits for me. I can change it to 16 bits in the drop box. I assume(d) that if it defaults to 8 bits, then the image data is 8 bits. It selects the size to be as expected, so why lower...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-28-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 6,990
Posted By hth
I have not tried playing with raw files before, I...

I have not tried playing with raw files before, I am just used to scanning.

I opened the picture of the lady with CS2 and it says 8 bits. Am I wrong to have expected to get 16 bits?

/Håkan
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-20-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,673
Posted By hth
The MP and M6 go same direction. Same as M2, M3,...

The MP and M6 go same direction. Same as M2, M3, M4, Hexar RF, Bessas.

The odd ones are M6TTL, M7 and M8.

/Håkan
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-20-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 838
Posted By hth
I have one, but I have not used it very much so...

I have one, but I have not used it very much so far. I am considering taking it on my next trip, maybe it will see more use then...

The lens was only provided in titanium finsh, never in black. ...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-19-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,673
Posted By hth
No. Maybe we should have a poll? Actually I do...

No. Maybe we should have a poll?

Actually I do not care that much, but it does not seem needed to me. I am quite happy without any wind lever on my Hexar RF. I do not mind winding my other M...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-18-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 2,758
Posted By hth
Number of years to cover for film and processing...

Number of years to cover for film and processing is not the whole story. More interesting is the end result I can get out of it compared to film and scanning. Parameters can change over time as well,...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-18-2006
Replies: 81
Views: 6,633
Posted By hth
When can we see picture examples from this new...

When can we see picture examples from this new Sonnar 50/1.5 lens?

Or is everyone just too busy making pancakes? ;)

/Håkan
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-18-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 1,165
Posted By hth
I have used Pentax 43, CV 50/3.5, Hexanon 28, 90...

I have used Pentax 43, CV 50/3.5, Hexanon 28, 90 and 21-35 on my T without any problems.

/Håkan
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-18-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 2,758
Posted By hth
Thanks for the math lesson Ben. If I shoot slide...

Thanks for the math lesson Ben. If I shoot slide film with the prices I have, my calculation says 6 and 10 months. While I like slide film, I do not use it that much for 35mm these days, it tends...
Forum: RFF News 09-18-2006
Replies: 45
Views: 7,425
Posted By hth
The $25 I payed was quickly earned back as Sean's...

The $25 I payed was quickly earned back as Sean's reviews informed me that neither of the two cameras that I was interested in (D-Lux 2 and Ricoh GRd) were anything worth buying for me..:D

/Håkan
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-17-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,242
Posted By hth
I had no idea either what it was, I thought it...

I had no idea either what it was, I thought it was one of those digital SLR models... ;)
Obviuosly not, glad you stay with film at least. I do not like big cameras that much, the biggest I have and...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-17-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 2,758
Posted By hth
Can you explain your math? I shoot about 50...

Can you explain your math? I shoot about 50 rolls per year and to cover the cost for an M8 with film and development, I would need 10-18 years depending on how much color vs B&W I do.

I would love...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-17-2006
Replies: 170
Views: 30,333
Posted By hth
I wish I had your "problem", deciding what color...

I wish I had your "problem", deciding what color to pick for the second one... ;)

Like I could even get one...:o

/Håkan
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-16-2006
Replies: 132
Views: 6,916
Posted By hth
While I can (and have) answered what camera and...

While I can (and have) answered what camera and lens, film is another matter. It depends on what I do. If really pressed into selecting one, it would be Neopan 400, but doing that would make me...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-16-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,243
Posted By hth
Well if we cannot get a RF since it will be too...

Well if we cannot get a RF since it will be too expensive, could we perhaps have a manual camera with fixed 35mm lens, traditional controls, good brightline viiewfinder built in, fast handling, raw...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-16-2006
Replies: 44
Views: 2,292
Posted By hth
I have an M4, M2, Hexar RF and a Bessa. Of...

I have an M4, M2, Hexar RF and a Bessa. Of these, the M2 and the Hexar RF see most use, the M4 only occasionly and the Bessa rarely. The M2 feels just right to me and is used for low light. The...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-16-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 899
Posted By hth
Why do you prefer the cron 40 over the cron 35? ...

Why do you prefer the cron 40 over the cron 35?

I have never tried a 40, the closest I tried is a 43 and it is more like a "generous" 50. A 35 gives a different perspective and tends to be what I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-16-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 2,734
Posted By hth
I think that even if Leica has made some attempts...

I think that even if Leica has made some attempts on making it factory upgradable, they would not dare to announce it as such. Simply for the reason that it is impossible to tell today what kind of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-15-2006
Replies: 132
Views: 6,916
Posted By hth
Leica M2 with a UC-Hexanon 35/2. /Håkan

Leica M2 with a UC-Hexanon 35/2.

/Håkan
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-15-2006
Replies: 32
Views: 1,856
Posted By hth
I think people moving towards an M8 will be more...

I think people moving towards an M8 will be more inclinded to unload their dSLRs while they still can get decent money for them, and they know they will find far less use for those dinosaur cameras...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-14-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By hth
Is there any compelling reason to upgrade? I am...

Is there any compelling reason to upgrade? I am using 8.1.9 it seems...

/Håkan
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-14-2006
Replies: 170
Views: 30,333
Posted By hth
Chrome of course! As both of my previous Leicas....

Chrome of course! As both of my previous Leicas. :p

Black is also appealing... :rolleyes:

/Håkan
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-14-2006
Replies: 41
Views: 4,487
Posted By hth
The M8 looks totally awesome I must say! (apart...

The M8 looks totally awesome I must say! (apart from the M7 speed dial, I do not want that). I will definitely keep monitoring the progress of this camera and see how it keeps up in real use.

I like...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-13-2006
Replies: 44
Views: 3,771
Posted By hth
Cool! I like it! This camera is really...

Cool! I like it!

This camera is really something to look forward too! But I still hope Leica eventually make one variant with the shutter speed dial going the other direction and no red dot on...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-13-2006
Replies: 118
Views: 9,052
Posted By hth
A fast and small 25/1.9 in M mount (like the Fuji...

A fast and small 25/1.9 in M mount (like the Fuji Natura lens). Perhaps also a new metal 25 brightline finder as a companion.

Maybe some old body in a new color, like olive green. I think I would...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-05-2006
Replies: 56
Views: 3,256
Posted By hth
I faced this dilemma a couple of years ago. I...

I faced this dilemma a couple of years ago. I wanted to get a Mamiya 7ii to shoot big slides. 6x7 makes for some really nice ones!

I feared that film might go away, so why put all that money into...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-04-2006
Replies: 56
Views: 3,256
Posted By hth
I would say that the fear of loading a Leica is...

I would say that the fear of loading a Leica is fueled by people who have not done it, or tried it just a couple of times. It is really very simple and extremely safe. I prefer to load any of my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-04-2006
Replies: 48
Views: 3,029
Posted By hth
Is that a lens cap in/on his left hand? If so,...

Is that a lens cap in/on his left hand? If so, why?

/Håkan
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-03-2006
Replies: 43
Views: 2,668
Posted By hth
I use a cinema LCD. The Display preferences allow...

I use a cinema LCD. The Display preferences allow me to set the brightness. There are no controls on my LCD display. As far as I can see, my Eye-One Display (previous edition to what they sell...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-02-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 8,338
Posted By hth
The Epson RD-1 I would say. It was always priced...

The Epson RD-1 I would say. It was always priced a safe way outside my comfort level. How is the price holding for the DMR? (I do not know, it is an SLR so I am not interested, but it should be...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-01-2006
Replies: 43
Views: 2,668
Posted By hth
Yes, I happened to have the 8 bit file as I could...

Yes, I happened to have the 8 bit file as I could not use 16 bit in any good way with Elements. As I am trying CS2 now it was an obvious first thing to try. It did improve things a little, but did...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-01-2006
Replies: 43
Views: 2,668
Posted By hth
I use a Mac. The monitor was profiled 3 years...

I use a Mac. The monitor was profiled 3 years ago, so I remade the calibration now using an eye-on. The new profile makes for a more neutral greyscale, intensity has not changed though. This is a...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-31-2006
Replies: 43
Views: 2,668
Posted By hth
I am currently working on getting the hang of...

I am currently working on getting the hang of this.

I have a Minolta Scan Multi pro attached to a Mac and have used Vuescan, though lately I have tried also the supplied software.

I output on an...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-31-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 2,615
Posted By hth
I picked my M7ii up from the shop again, paid...

I picked my M7ii up from the shop again, paid slightly less than $200 including everything extra (shipping/shop fee and 25% tax). Checked alignment and it is spot on! Seems like I have 6 month of...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-28-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,115
Posted By hth
Konica UC-Hexanon 35/2 is also a...

Konica UC-Hexanon 35/2 is also a possibility.

/Håkan
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-24-2006
Replies: 538
Views: 49,179
Posted By hth
After moving to a flat, I find it unpractical to...

After moving to a flat, I find it unpractical to set up a temporary darkroom (I have tried/done that in the past) and having invested a lot of money into a computer to do B&W printing, I am now...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-16-2006
Replies: 77
Views: 5,580
Posted By hth
The ZI SW has a "Combination of 3 LED indicates...

The ZI SW has a "Combination of 3 LED indicates shutter speed setting situation". The only thing you really need to know with AE is whether you are at a too low speed for comfortable handhelding or...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-16-2006
Replies: 77
Views: 5,580
Posted By hth
Why does it have a frameline lever on the...

Why does it have a frameline lever on the body?

Judging from the comments there seems to be no buyers here for this body.

I think it looks cool. If you are into scale focusing and wide angles, why...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-15-2006
Replies: 87
Views: 8,036
Posted By hth
What bothers me most with digital is the insane...

What bothers me most with digital is the insane cost involved.

I (stupidly?) have invested in a digital darkroom. I fear the day when I need to start upgrading it, I am sure I do not want (or even...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-15-2006
Replies: 87
Views: 8,036
Posted By hth
On the other hand, SCSI is like 20 years old and...

On the other hand, SCSI is like 20 years old and was common 10-15 years ago. It was what Apple put in the Mac for example. Since a couple of years it is not really possible to get it at all for Mac. ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-10-2006
Replies: 182
Views: 7,345
Posted By hth
Getting back to photography.... Bah! :) I...

Getting back to photography....

Bah! :) I guess that I will have to check in a camera in the luggage then. Lets see, I think I should take one I can afford to lose and that is a great travel...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-09-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 2,615
Posted By hth
Yes, the vertical alignment shifts a bit when I...

Yes, the vertical alignment shifts a bit when I reposition the eye. However, after the first repair, there was a black plastic square thingie in the viewfinder with a hole in the middle. It was...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-04-2006
Replies: 37
Views: 1,872
Posted By hth
Rodinal at least works very well with Neopan and...

Rodinal at least works very well with Neopan and Tri-X in my experience.

As far as I know, the brand of stop/fixer does not matter at all, but you need to get a suitable fixer, as there are...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-01-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 1,592
Posted By hth
I would like to say one, but I have to admit...

I would like to say one, but I have to admit three. One Mamiya 7, one Hexar RF and one Leica. Two 35mm are needed since I load one with ISO 100 and the second with ISO 400 film. I have tried one...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-01-2006
Replies: 74
Views: 13,255
Posted By hth
AE and preset meterless cameras allow me to...

AE and preset meterless cameras allow me to concentrate on taking photos. I get distracted by an uncoupled meter that almost always tell me that I am exposing wrong. For me, fewer distractions...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-01-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 2,615
Posted By hth
RF alignment on my Mamiya 7 is off again...

The vertical alignment of the rangefinder on my M7ii is off again. It is the second time in 1.5 years. The manual states that it is a professional camera, I have started to doubt it.. :(

I know...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-01-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,915
Posted By hth
When I am using a 35mm lens I prefer to be able...

When I am using a 35mm lens I prefer to be able to see a bit around the framelines, makes it easier to compose. An uncluttered finder is also nice to have.

/Håkan
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-01-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 796
Posted By hth
What happens if you turn the camera upside...

What happens if you turn the camera upside down?

/Håkan
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-29-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 2,437
Posted By hth
I prefer chromed brass. Most my lenses are black...

I prefer chromed brass. Most my lenses are black though as Konica never allowed me the luxary to choose finish. The few other LTM/M lenses I have are silver/chrome.

/Håkan
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-28-2006
Replies: 111
Views: 6,213
Posted By hth
Good thread! I must admit that I had not...

Good thread! I must admit that I had not encountered Jerry Uelsmann before, way cool! I had to bookmark his site. I love it!

I have not anyone that really springs to mind, except maybe Helmut...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-28-2006
Replies: 262
Views: 33,756
Posted By hth
I do it myself, way cheaper and more fun, at...

I do it myself, way cheaper and more fun, at least for 35mm. Rodinal lasts a long time and with a couple of stocked up bottles, I will manage for some years. For 120 it is not as funny as I can...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-16-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 1,735
Posted By hth
I just switched to Elements 4 on Mac (from...

I just switched to Elements 4 on Mac (from Elements 2). Main reason to switch was lack of 16-bit color depth. Gimp does not offer this and I could not understand how gimp handled color management...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-29-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 976
Posted By hth
Pity that I live outside north america, I am not...

Pity that I live outside north america, I am not allowed to shop there. I have to use my local adobe site with quite different prices...

/Håkan
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-20-2006
Replies: 32
Views: 2,373
Posted By hth
I would suggest that you consider a Leica M! :) ...

I would suggest that you consider a Leica M! :) I mean, if you find the process of making photos very important, that is in my opinion the best way of doing it. Second hand prices have not been...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-20-2006
Replies: 167
Views: 14,906
Posted By hth
List price seems to be same as for 25/2.8,...

List price seems to be same as for 25/2.8, 105000. Did they change it?

What about lens shades?

/Håkan
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 06-19-2006
Replies: 42
Views: 3,691
Posted By hth
I think it is a good price. I once almost...

I think it is a good price.

I once almost bought a nice looking CLE with a 40mm in a local shop for Euro 400. I fondled it, passed, went back a couple of weeks later to get it, but it had sold...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-17-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,137
Posted By hth
I have had great success lately with a final wash...

I have had great success lately with a final wash of water coming out of a de-humidifier, I guess it has similar properties to demineralized water.

Then I just hang it up in the bathroom (shower it...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-15-2006
Replies: 167
Views: 14,906
Posted By hth
I also have many 46mm filters too. It is what...

I also have many 46mm filters too. It is what goes on Hexar AF, M-Hexanon 28 and 90, and Leica Summilux 35 and 50 ASPHs (not that I own the Leica lenses...).

It also fits some of the wider ZM...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-13-2006
Replies: 74
Views: 9,321
Posted By hth
I have not done 6x7 recently, though will...

I have not done 6x7 recently, though will probably do when I go out on my next trip.

I would really like to try printing 6x7 B&W on fiber paper, though I guess I really would need a new enlarger for...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-12-2006
Replies: 538
Views: 49,179
Posted By hth
I am on the fence on whether to get an M8 1-3...

I am on the fence on whether to get an M8 1-3 years from now, or if I should use the money (less needed) for upgrading my darkroom equipment to be more convenient for fiber paper use (processor,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-10-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By hth
They pop up now and then at www.lpfoto.se...

They pop up now and then at www.lpfoto.se auctions in Sweden. One that was used by swedish airforce was on sale this spring sold for some $1150 plus 17% auction fee).

I have no idea who would buy...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-09-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 4,963
Posted By hth
So in both cases the depreciation is $1000. ...

So in both cases the depreciation is $1000. Digital photography is not without its virtues, but it is expensive.

My Minolta Scan Multi Pro was not cheap, nor was the Epson 2100 printer or the now...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-09-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 2,108
Posted By hth
Too bad that they do not shop to other countries...

Too bad that they do not shop to other countries than UK and channel islands. I thought the whole idea of the european union was to have a common market... :(

/Håkan
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-08-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 2,149
Posted By hth
Watch out for the frosted window (for the...

Watch out for the frosted window (for the framelines), they are not really as well glued on as on a Leica in my (little) experience.

It is my (current) favourite camera, well built and very...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-08-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,510
Posted By hth
I have seen no ill effects for the long wash. 10...

I have seen no ill effects for the long wash. 10 minutes does not work for me, I tried it and the film was not clean. So nowadays I just let water flow at a small steady pace for some 30-45...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-08-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,196
Posted By hth
Hey! KM mount means Konica M mount when we are...

Hey! KM mount means Konica M mount when we are talking about lens mounts! :(

Especially on a rangefinder forum.. ;)

/Håkan
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-08-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,261
Posted By hth
Sad, PC only... :( /Håkan

Sad, PC only... :(

/Håkan
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-07-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,510
Posted By hth
After trying that Ilford washing method once, I...

After trying that Ilford washing method once, I will never try it again. Lots of small spots on the negs. I went back to my 30-45 minutes flowing water rinse and I do not even care to keep the same...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-07-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 2,108
Posted By hth
Bill, is that you or the Iraqi Information...

Bill, is that you or the Iraqi Information Minister talking? :D

/Håkan
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-07-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 2,108
Posted By hth
It was a long time ago since I gave up on buying...

It was a long time ago since I gave up on buying film locally, I order it from various places.

Prices on color film has raised a little bit, but prices on B&W have increased more.

At the moment I...
Forum: Other RF 06-06-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,100
Posted By hth
I forgot a roll of exposed Velvia in my SLR...

I forgot a roll of exposed Velvia in my SLR camera bag for about a year! Since that camera see little use, it was kept at home in room temperature (20). The film developed fine and I could not see...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-06-2006
Replies: 87
Views: 7,964
Posted By hth
I cannot decide what to choose. I go through...

I cannot decide what to choose. I go through some 50-60 rolls per year, and probably evenly mixed between color and B&W at the moment, but it varies. B&W is always home processed, color goes to a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-06-2006
Replies: 59
Views: 6,980
Posted By hth
I have a feeling that the M8 will be a huge...

I have a feeling that the M8 will be a huge success. I also think Leica is smart enough to realize to build it modular; mechanics, shutter module, sensor module and mainboard. Just connect them...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-04-2006
Replies: 35
Views: 2,529
Posted By hth
There is sort of a cure for this. Go and look for...

There is sort of a cure for this. Go and look for a M2/M3/M4, they are a lot cheaper and equally good if you can live without a builtin meter. You also get real vintage feel.. ;)

/Håkan
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-04-2006
Replies: 63
Views: 5,171
Posted By hth
I got cheap alkaline batteries for my T and they...

I got cheap alkaline batteries for my T and they did not last too long. Eventually I got bored of feeding batteries into it, so it is on battery-less diet for a couple of years now.. ;)

/Håkan
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 06-04-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 2,220
Posted By hth
Another update (in case any is interested). I...

Another update (in case any is interested).

I managed to get B&W output from my 2100 to the point that I no longer feel that I need to switch to a traditional darkroom! (That does not mean that I...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-03-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 4,426
Posted By hth
Well, given the fact that some major film makers...

Well, given the fact that some major film makers are jacking up the prices of film, it has started to worry me, slightly. But I just placed an order for some 50 more rolls of Konica film, so I guess...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-03-2006
Replies: 63
Views: 5,171
Posted By hth
I must give a nod to the build quality of the T,...

I must give a nod to the build quality of the T, no problem so far except that the lens locking mechanism on mine gives a very subtle (virtually quiet) feedback when it locks.

I bought it some 4-5...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 06-03-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 2,220
Posted By hth
An update to this. I have now cleaned some of...

An update to this. I have now cleaned some of the channels on my 2100 using Vim (I believe it is the swedish version of Windex) inside empty ink cartridges (where the chip still said it had ink in...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-02-2006
Replies: 187
Views: 24,732
Posted By hth
I think the M8 is great news, though I will not...

I think the M8 is great news, though I will not be in the line for it when it hits the market. First I need to find out whether I can live with a full digital workflow, that is, get inkjet printing...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-01-2006
Replies: 62
Views: 6,437
Posted By hth
Is it now possible to map out the dead pixels? ...

Is it now possible to map out the dead pixels? Does it mean that you can now just order a camera and kiss any dead pixels sort of goodbye, or rather, disable their influence?

/Håkan
Forum: RFF Polls 05-31-2006
Replies: 55
Views: 3,265
Posted By hth
On second thoughts, if you like the Natura with...

On second thoughts, if you like the Natura with its wide angle lens, it might be an idea to bring it too for some occasional use.

/Håkan
Forum: RFF Polls 05-31-2006
Replies: 55
Views: 3,265
Posted By hth
I voted for the closest to what I think, though I...

I voted for the closest to what I think, though I think you should leave the 90 at home. Do bring a reasonable fast 35 (f2). That and the 50 will probably do very fine.

Two bodies are nice to have...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-27-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,826
Posted By hth
Wow! I wonder how long they will last at RW. They...

Wow! I wonder how long they will last at RW. They seem to sell well at the low price, and since many also need to be returned for exchange... ;)

Glad you like it though! I am sure I would to if I...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-27-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 1,902
Posted By hth
I think you should send it back. Epson deserves...

I think you should send it back. Epson deserves all cameras that are sent out not up to spec back in return. That is the best way to encourage Epson to improve QA, by having it cost in the warranty...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 05-22-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 2,220
Posted By hth
Oh my... I have a 2100, european version of 2200...

Oh my... I have a 2100, european version of 2200 that I use MIS UT (B&W) inks in.

It started by me leaving it unused for a couple of months, I was out traveling quite a lot and when I was home I...
Forum: Off Topic 05-21-2006
Replies: 82
Views: 3,568
Posted By hth
UNIX fan here, used Sun machines for many years. ...

UNIX fan here, used Sun machines for many years. Running Solaris and NetBSD.

When Apple switched to a UNIX based machine it caught my attention. Running Emacs and UNIX shells together with...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-16-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 2,451
Posted By hth
Take a look at Robert White or the cosina.co.jp...

Take a look at Robert White or the cosina.co.jp web site, but you probably need a babel fish and some imagination to interpret it.

/Håkan
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-15-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 1,194
Posted By hth
I think I will keep buying my lenses new......

I think I will keep buying my lenses new... ;)

Seriously, is it really possible to service lenses at home?Ddon't you need to follow some test procedures to ensure that they are properly adjusted and...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-15-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 1,670
Posted By hth
It can be a bit fiddly to get 120 onto the...

It can be a bit fiddly to get 120 onto the spiral, I had one film that was extremely stubborn. I think the problem is due to the wide film, getting it aligned properly on both sides can be a bit...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-12-2006
Replies: 63
Views: 3,051
Posted By hth
My last film camera is likely to be the Hexar RF...

My last film camera is likely to be the Hexar RF Limited I bought a little over a year ago. I cannot see a need to add another film camera, unless I get a 5x7 LF camera, which I doubt I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-11-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 1,840
Posted By hth
So you mean Centuria 100 in 120 is no good? I...

So you mean Centuria 100 in 120 is no good? I found a batch dated late 2006 that I am considering to buy. Mostly for my pinhole camera, but some may end up in the Mamiya 7.

/Håkan
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-11-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 1,840
Posted By hth
1998? By that time they were separate...

1998? By that time they were separate companies.

/Håkan
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-11-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 1,840
Posted By hth
Yes, I have seen this before, though maybe not on...

Yes, I have seen this before, though maybe not on this forum. We have one more year of K-M film.

Pity, since I recently tried the K-M ISO 400 film and liked it a lot! I plan to buy a big pile and...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-10-2006
Replies: 117
Views: 22,675
Posted By hth
The long raw writing was also what put me...

The long raw writing was also what put me off.

The LX1 on the other hand seems to leave a bit to desired for ISO 400 speed. An f2 lens combined with the builtin stabilization could have helped, but...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-09-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,390
Posted By hth
If a 35/2 is what you would like but you cannot...

If a 35/2 is what you would like but you cannot afford it, you have two alternatives. Either get another focal length that you think will be your "second" lens eventually (if that is a cheaper...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-09-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 14,088
Posted By hth
I have a silver LTM Pentax 43/1.9 that I do not...

I have a silver LTM Pentax 43/1.9 that I do not use much...

I bought it new via a friend in Japan a couple of years ago and it has not been used much. It is a very nice combo with my blue Bessa...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-10-2006
Replies: 78
Views: 4,172
Posted By hth
Chrome of course! But not silver paint, I do not...

Chrome of course!

But not silver paint, I do not like that. In that case I prefer black, or some color like blue, grey or olive.

/Håkan
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-10-2006
Replies: 278
Views: 17,197
Posted By hth
I think the reason I use film is that I prefer...

I think the reason I use film is that I prefer to. I get something real in my hand and can still easily choose whether I should continue working with it in a tradtional darkroom or in a computer. I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-10-2006
Replies: 278
Views: 17,197
Posted By hth
Why the need to buy a car? The 17 rolls I shot...

Why the need to buy a car? The 17 rolls I shot on my last trip equal twice that amount in data if I scan hires and tiff (four times if I do 16-bits). I had them in my backpack.

/Håkan
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-08-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 3,612
Posted By hth
Isn't your Elmar sort of a vintage lens formula...

Isn't your Elmar sort of a vintage lens formula in modern making?

I still think you should skip the old Leica lenses and buy film instead.

250 for a old Elmar sounds expensive to me, but maybe it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-06-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 3,612
Posted By hth
Not buy, get film instead. /Håkan

Not buy, get film instead.

/Håkan
Forum: RFF Polls 04-05-2006
Replies: 60
Views: 5,379
Posted By hth
Konica, but as usual it gets neglected.. One...

Konica, but as usual it gets neglected..

One alternative should have been "Other".

/Håkan
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-04-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 2,678
Posted By hth
The shutter release looks a bit at risk, though...

The shutter release looks a bit at risk, though similar as the R2. I have not had any troubles with my T, except when I had a soft release (who luckily(?) decided I was not a good owner anyway, so...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-30-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 2,233
Posted By hth
Anyone tried Konica 400? /Håkan

Anyone tried Konica 400?

/Håkan
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-29-2006
Replies: 58
Views: 9,484
Posted By hth
We are talking $999 plus sales tax if the euro...

We are talking $999 plus sales tax if the euro price includes 16% German VAT/Sales tax as mentioned above.

/Håkan
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-29-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 2,106
Posted By hth
I have not seen it either, but from what I...

I have not seen it either, but from what I understand it can happen if you attach/detach by applying force to the front of the lens rather than the back of it (next to the body), where you are...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-29-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,852
Posted By hth
If you have use for your Fuji, it is not a good...

If you have use for your Fuji, it is not a good idea to ditch it for a Leica. It is a MF camera, a different animal. Most people come the other way, using 35mm and then also add an MF camera.

Either...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 03-28-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 1,677
Posted By hth
It is slow but sort of usable now. Is someone...

It is slow but sort of usable now. Is someone investigating the cause of it? Is there a bottleneck on the server? Is it due to too much network traffic?

/Håkan
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-27-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,565
Posted By hth
I own none of the lenses you list, but I would go...

I own none of the lenses you list, but I would go for a Leica Summicron IV (35/2). A very small, light and wonderful lens and fast enough.

I use a Konica UC-Hexanon 35/2 (which is similar) and these...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-26-2006
Replies: 127
Views: 6,690
Posted By hth
I did not really wait at all before I got one. 5...

I did not really wait at all before I got one.

5 years later I got a Bessa T with a lens and used that combo for a year. Then I realized I wanted a second body (B&W and color without swapping films)...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-24-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 1,762
Posted By hth
From my memory, that is how it looks. It could...

From my memory, that is how it looks. It could be interesting to compare the finish to a black one with flaking, but I do not have access to any to compare with...

/Håkan
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-24-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 1,762
Posted By hth
My titanium Hexar RF has some flaking from the...

My titanium Hexar RF has some flaking from the top plate. I think it is covered in some kind of clear coat (transparant with a slight hue). I do not have any black Hexar RF (which is baked paint)...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-24-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 3,238
Posted By hth
You could also consider the M-Hexanon 28/2.8. On...

You could also consider the M-Hexanon 28/2.8.

On the other hand, half a stop is not worth the bother I think, if you are happy with the Skopar 28/3.5 otherwise.

/Håkan
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-22-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 6,795
Posted By hth
I have the previous collapsible Heliar 50/3.5 and...

I have the previous collapsible Heliar 50/3.5 and it is fantastic.

This new Heliar is also very interesting to me as I have been thinking 50/2 or 75/2 for some time now, and recently decided to wait...
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