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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-14-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 650
Posted By mark_pw
Thank you. It's very helpful.

Thank you. It's very helpful.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-07-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 650
Posted By mark_pw
Question Difference between single scale and dual scale Summicron-M 50mm f2

I'm looking for a Summicron-M 50mm f2 (Rigid). I realise that there are two different versions:

Single scale: - https://ebay.to/2RP0wzQ
Dual scale: - https://ebay.to/2DgwDTM

Are they optically...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-04-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 377
Posted By mark_pw
Thumbs up Remove stubborn dirt/stain on a lens body

This is creative way to use a chopstick to remove stain on metal grips. :cool:

https://lenspotion.com/blogs/news/how-to-clean-the-lens-body

It won't scratch the metal...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-29-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 758
Posted By mark_pw
:eek::eek::eek:

:eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Nikon RF 12-25-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 758
Posted By mark_pw
Talking Hulk would like this?

Last time I found an artist painted a lovely Nikon S2 to blue (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=166573):

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=166573

This...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-25-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By mark_pw
How about adapt it to a M4/3 camera? Possible?

How about adapt it to a M4/3 camera? Possible?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-24-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By mark_pw
Can this Leica lens be adapted on a M body?

From time to time I saw "Dygon" mount Leica lenses in eBay like this one:

https://ebay.to/2Cx2ikB

They are all in very low price though the quality is very good.

Just wonder it can be adapted on...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-24-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,033
Posted By mark_pw
Do you mean it can be used on a M body as a macro...

Do you mean it can be used on a M body as a macro lens without the NOOKY? How?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-15-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,033
Posted By mark_pw
Thank you, David. I wonder if the focusing...

Thank you, David.

I wonder if the focusing mechanism is coupled by the adapter. Or I need to "guess" the object distance?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-14-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,033
Posted By mark_pw
Question How to use this adapter?

I found this in eBay.

Is it a macro adapter?

https://ebay.to/2CcSTyx <<<:rolleyes:

Can it be used on both LTM and M mount cameras?

The price looks quite reasonable. :cool:
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-07-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By mark_pw
Cool Summaron with a goggle

This summaron 35mm f2.8 with a goggle is significantly cheaper than a standard M mount model.

https://ebay.to/2Ei41N1

Can I use it directly on my M240 and M6? Do I need to unscrew (remove) the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-03-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By mark_pw
It's not my product. :cool:

It's not my product. :cool:
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-21-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By mark_pw
Question Why a prototype can be that pricy?

I browsed eBay and found this prototype M lens...

https://ebay.to/2S66NaK :eek::eek::eek:

At the first glance I thought it's $750. I almost clicked the "buy now" button.

I think I'm new to this...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-17-2018
Replies: 163
Views: 5,103
Posted By mark_pw
Talking about look. I think the M10 is great....

Talking about look. I think the M10 is great. It's of the same shape of film M6.

I think it's the fate of digital Leica to have a falling price. The falling stock market is just a catalyst to give...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-16-2018
Replies: 163
Views: 5,103
Posted By mark_pw
Question Is the M9 price falling with the stock market?

The price of M9 has been hovering around $3500 for some time.

I've recently found the price of M9 at $2500. :eek: Like this one.

https://ebay.to/2OOSqpk

Is the falling market hurting Leica...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-02-2018
Replies: 68
Views: 1,674
Posted By mark_pw
It's a super sharp lens. I like using it with my...

It's a super sharp lens. I like using it with my Leica M in B/W mode.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-22-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,356
Posted By mark_pw
Thumbs up I've just found it's tiny baby......

I've just found it's tiny baby... :angel::angel::angel:

https://ebay.to/2J8WCio. <<< It's here. Just cute.

;)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-21-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 862
Posted By mark_pw
The first photo showed the exposed blades. The...

The first photo showed the exposed blades.

The second photo showed the coating because the aperture is widely opened. :D
Forum: Nikon RF 10-18-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,322
Posted By mark_pw
Cool Blue Nikon S2...

This Taiwanese guy like to paint cameras to blue.

https://ebay.to/2R0IvhP :eek:

It has made an Olympus blue (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=166412) before...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 639
Posted By mark_pw
My tiny rollei 35

My tiny rollei 35
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-18-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By mark_pw
Question Never seen this lens before...

I browsed eBay and found this LTM lens. At the first glance I thought it's a summitar or summicron.

https://ebay.to/2OzRcTu

Any idea if it's overpriced or it's a bargain? :confused:
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 10-07-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,497
Posted By mark_pw
Thumbs down Only Infinity

Is it true that the focusing thread of Canon M39 lens is slightly different from that of Leica M39?

I've bought a Canon 50mm f1.4 LTM from eBay and put it on by Leica CL, the developed photos showed...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 10-05-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2,356
Posted By mark_pw
Good sharing. Thanks. If I can own a digital CL,...

Good sharing. Thanks.

If I can own a digital CL, I think I will only use R and M lenses. I believe they can retain their values better over time. :angel:
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-04-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By mark_pw
OK. I found out that it's impossible to twist the...

OK. I found out that it's impossible to twist the lens part off directly as shown in the youtube video.

I had to take off the chrome mount (3 tiny screw along the side) first. Then I can screw the...
Forum: Olympus RF 10-04-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 1,094
Posted By mark_pw
Thumbs up Nicely repaint work

From time to time I saw ingenious Japanese repaint Leica cameras from chrome to black paint.

This is a red hot Olympus-FT :D

https://ebay.to/2QukHmd

It's done by a Taiwanese. Nice work. :angel:
Forum: Olympus RF 10-02-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,042
Posted By mark_pw
Thumbs up Yes, they are cute :p. I also have the Minoxes. I...

Yes, they are cute :p. I also have the Minoxes. I also have Rollei 35s.
Forum: Olympus RF 10-02-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,042
Posted By mark_pw
Exclamation Prone to Fungus Attack

I have been from time to time looking for a half-frame RF camera. Olympus PEN-F has frequently on the top of my wish list.

I have checked a number of them online and in store.

Just like this one:...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-02-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 862
Posted By mark_pw
Yes :angel::angel::angel:

Yes :angel::angel::angel:
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-30-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 862
Posted By mark_pw
Is it the reason why the lens can be made so...

Is it the reason why the lens can be made so thin? If the aperture blades are put between glasses, it would be thicker?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-29-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 862
Posted By mark_pw
Exclamation Aperture Blades Exposed

I think I'm new to this stuff.

This lens has the aperture blades exposed. :eek:

https://ebay.to/2NbUkzo :eek::eek::eek:

I wonder if any dust or particles could be trapped between the blades...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-29-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 877
Posted By mark_pw
It looks like the lens survived a T-Rex bite in...

It looks like the lens survived a T-Rex bite in Jurassic Park. :rolleyes:
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-27-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 877
Posted By mark_pw
Yes, I own an industar 22. It's a very good lens....

Yes, I own an industar 22. It's a very good lens. :angel:
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-26-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 877
Posted By mark_pw
Unhappy What has happened to this Elmar?

I browsed eBay and found this poor lens... :eek:

https://ebay.to/2DFVtQC

What has happened to it? Looks like someone has bit off the top of it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-25-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 960
Posted By mark_pw
I've just done a quick search at eBay and found...

I've just done a quick search at eBay and found the price of a black paint M2 could easily be over $10k :eek:

https://ebay.to/2IdAnaJ
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 09-25-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2,356
Posted By mark_pw
I'm right that the price of digital CL is...

I'm right that the price of digital CL is dropping. That one (https://ebay.to/2NDsdyn) could be $2500 and it includes a M to TL adapter. I'd stick to M lenses. I believe they preserve values better...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 09-21-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2,356
Posted By mark_pw
I think it also applies to the SL.

I think it also applies to the SL.
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 09-21-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 927
Posted By mark_pw
Thumbs down Price Trend of Leica Q

It seems besides CL and T, Q is another falling product. I found the price of it dropping considerably over the last few months. The recent lowest price I could find in eBay is $2950...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 09-21-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1,423
Posted By mark_pw
Could moderator please delete this thread? I...

Could moderator please delete this thread? I intended to post it in the Leica CL forum. It accidentally landed here. Sorry.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 09-21-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2,356
Posted By mark_pw
That might be what has happened. I found this...

That might be what has happened. I found this forum logged me out quite easily. I used to copy the post before hit the "submit" or "post" button. In case I was logged out, I don't need to retype the...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-20-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 7,418
Posted By mark_pw
I must say this is a great lens to own. It's even...

I must say this is a great lens to own. It's even better than the Leica Summicron 35mm f2.8.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 09-20-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2,356
Posted By mark_pw
The falling price of them also drags the price of...

The falling price of them also drags the price of the T lenses. :eek:
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 09-20-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2,356
Posted By mark_pw
Thumbs up Very true. I believe I could sell my CL film at...

Very true. I believe I could sell my CL film at at the same price I bought it 5 years ago.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 09-20-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2,356
Posted By mark_pw
Unhappy How could it be done? :bang: I don't realise...

How could it be done? :bang:

I don't realise it's deleted. Luckily someone quoted it. :rolleyes:
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-20-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,462
Posted By mark_pw
Thumbs up Wow!

Just a big wow. :eek:
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-20-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By mark_pw
What is the locking? Thank you. :angel:

What is the locking?

Thank you. :angel:
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 09-20-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1,423
Posted By mark_pw
Exclamation Leica CL Price Drop?

I have a film CL. I am seriously considering to bring a digital CL home. I checked eBay and found the price of used digital CL is dropping quite steadily.

https://ebay.to/2MR7zFA

It seems the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-18-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By mark_pw
Exclamation Disassemble Leica Summilux 35mm Infinity Lock model

I wonder if the model with an infinity lock can be disassembled by the same way as shown in the video?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqOGjX4Tn94&t=168s

I dare not to start the work. Anyone can...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-18-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 873
Posted By mark_pw
It seems R-D1 is a sensible choice.

It seems R-D1 is a sensible choice.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-16-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 873
Posted By mark_pw
Cool Epson R-D1 vs R-D1x

From time to time I can see a couple of R-D1 in the 2nd hand market. R-D1x is relatively rare. It's price can be double of a R-D1.

https://ebay.to/2OufDOi

I just wonder if the photos taken by the...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-16-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By mark_pw
Thanks. ;)

Thanks. ;)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-16-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,462
Posted By mark_pw
Is there anyway that I can check the "reasonable"...

Is there anyway that I can check the "reasonable" price of a used Leica lens? It seems the sellers are setting arbitrary prices in eBay for some rare lenses.
Forum: Nikon RF 09-15-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By mark_pw
Thank you. :) In your experience, how is a S2...

Thank you. :)

In your experience, how is a S2 better than a S. I usually take portraits of my kids and some random street photos.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-15-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 6,267
Posted By mark_pw
Thank you for the sharing. Is Nikon 28Ti or 35Ti...

Thank you for the sharing. Is Nikon 28Ti or 35Ti a good choice?
I mean if I want to take pano photos like yours. Is it a good idea to start with a handy Nikon xxTi?
Forum: Nikon RF 09-15-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By mark_pw
Thumbs up Why this Nikon RF kit is so cheap?

In my perception, a standard Nikon RF kit with a 50mm f1.4 lens is at the price range of $400+

I've just found this at a very low price.

https://ebay.to/2p6V7rM

Do I miss anything? :rolleyes:
Forum: Leica SL 09-12-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 3,378
Posted By mark_pw
Exclamation New Low Price of Leica SL?

I'm new to SL.

I thought it's a $10k toy.

I've just done a quick search at eBay.

https://ebay.to/2N8htHZ

And found the price of it is below $5k.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-09-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,462
Posted By mark_pw
Wow! :eek:

Wow! :eek:
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-08-2018
Replies: 363
Views: 25,475
Posted By mark_pw
I can only think of two - Leica M and Sony A7.

I can only think of two - Leica M and Sony A7.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-08-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,462
Posted By mark_pw
Is the M mount original? Or is it modified from...

Is the M mount original? Or is it modified from another mount? :rolleyes:
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-08-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,341
Posted By mark_pw
I've bought half a dozen from eBay some days ago....

I've bought half a dozen from eBay some days ago. They cost me less than $150. They are still working well.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-08-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2,316
Posted By mark_pw
Thumbs up The electronic viewfinder is very useful when you...

The electronic viewfinder is very useful when you use "non-standard" lenses like 15mm, 17mm, 25mm... :bang:
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-08-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,533
Posted By mark_pw
Talking Angle viewfinder?

I think an angle viewfinder can save you a few inches. :cool:
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-07-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,462
Posted By mark_pw
Exclamation The most expensive M lens in eBay

I've just browsed through eBay and found this expensive M lens.

https://ebay.to/2Qe1XrS

There are a couple of people following and watching it. Really? :bang:
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-03-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,356
Posted By mark_pw
Talking What a lucky girl :) Let me know if you need...

What a lucky girl :)

Let me know if you need another girlfriend. :D:D:D
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-02-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,356
Posted By mark_pw
I believe it's a collectible item. I wonder if...

I believe it's a collectible item. I wonder if there's a website to check the "reasonable" price of such item.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-31-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,356
Posted By mark_pw
Exclamation Snow White Combo - I'll definitely wear gloves to use it

I found this combo in eBay.

https://ebay.to/2N453Qp

I won't touch it without wearing a pair of gloves. :p
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-17-2018
Replies: 94
Views: 16,010
Posted By mark_pw
Thumbs up Black-and-Whites by MS Optical 17mm

http://www.bigbiglens.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/L1002922.jpg

You may want to check out other black-and-white photos at BigBigLens.com :angel:
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-18-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 598
Posted By mark_pw
Wink Summarit 5cm f1.5 on M240 (B&W)

http://www.bigbiglens.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/L1001826-copy.jpg

http://www.bigbiglens.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/L1001867.jpg

http://www.bigbiglens.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/L1000988...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-21-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 2,321
Posted By mark_pw
Believe it or not, it also works on the...

Believe it or not, it also works on the quick-wind lever of Leica R7. I think it's coated by a think layer of rubber.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-07-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 2,321
Posted By mark_pw
Tire wax like Armorall could be...

Tire wax like Armorall could be slippery...

https://lenspotion.com/blogs/news/why-its-a-bad-idea-to-put-tire-wax-on-your-lens-and-camera-grips
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-25-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 2,321
Posted By mark_pw
Thumbs up Result on Leica Summarit-M 90mm f2.5 rubber ring

See the result on removing the witness on Leica Summarit-M 90mm f2.5 :)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-19-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 2,321
Posted By mark_pw
Lens Rubber Ring Turns White <Solved>

I own a couple of Nikon and Leica lenses. Their focusing and zoom rubber rings turned white.

I reached the web and found several novice and DIY ways to clean the white stain, namely, nail polish...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-30-2017
Replies: 0
Views: 1,107
Posted By mark_pw
Smile Shoot from the Hip - Leica Super Angulon 21mm f4

http://www.bigbiglens.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/DSC01243-1.jpg

My full gallery is at http://www.BigBigLens.com :angel::angel::angel:
Forum: Nikon RF 03-04-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 7,418
Posted By mark_pw
Talking Photos taken with W-Nikkor 3.5cm F2.5

Mine is the Nippon Kogaku Japan LTM version. I adapted it on a Sony A7.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-12-2017
Replies: 350
Views: 131,138
Posted By mark_pw
http://www.bigbiglens.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/...

http://www.bigbiglens.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/DSC03182-Voigtlander-12mm-black-and-white-3.jpg
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-04-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 4,083
Posted By mark_pw
http://www.bigbiglens.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/...

http://www.bigbiglens.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/DSC03521-LOMO-Triplet-T-43-Russian-Lens-40mm-f4.jpg

I used this...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-28-2017
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,355
Posted By mark_pw
Cool Christmas Girl

http://www.bigbiglens.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/L1061912.jpg

Please check out my Leica M Gallery at BigBigLens.com (http://www.bigbiglens.com) :angel:
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-26-2017
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,355
Posted By mark_pw
http://www.bigbiglens.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/...

http://www.bigbiglens.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/L1061925.jpg
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-23-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,829
Posted By mark_pw
I like the Voigtlander 21mm f4.5 (LTM). I have...

I like the Voigtlander 21mm f4.5 (LTM). I have just put some of my photos taken by it on Leica M8 at my site...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-21-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,829
Posted By mark_pw
I like the Voigtlander 21mm f4. When I use it, I...

I like the Voigtlander 21mm f4.
When I use it, I put on a 28mm finder. They work perfectly.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 01-15-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 5,135
Posted By mark_pw
Thumbs up Leica Prime Lenses on Sony A7

You may want to check out BigBigLens.com (http://www.bigbiglens.com). There are many photos taken by Leica prime lenses on Sony A7. :angel:
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-25-2016
Replies: 93
Views: 6,918
Posted By mark_pw
Wink Leica M8 x Summarit 90mm f2.5

http://www.bigbiglens.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/L1061912.jpg

It's taken by a Leica M8 and a Summarit 90mm f2.5...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-03-2016
Replies: 363
Views: 25,475
Posted By mark_pw
Cool 1. Sony A7 2. Leica CL 3. Rollei 35S 4. Canon...

1. Sony A7
2. Leica CL
3. Rollei 35S
4. Canon 70D
5. Sigma DP1

You can see the photos taken by them at BigBigLens.com (http://www.bigbiglens.com) :cool::cool::cool:
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-07-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 887
Posted By mark_pw
Talking Leica Summarit 50mm f2.5 Images on Film

http://www.bigbiglens.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/36070008.jpg

http://www.bigbiglens.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/36070007.jpg

Taken by Leica CL and Rollei RPX 400. Other photos at...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-11-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,866
Posted By mark_pw
http://36.media.tumblr.com/31147c084781b0bd6fd619d...

http://36.media.tumblr.com/31147c084781b0bd6fd619d1ef7a06ea/tumblr_nnm4jvmrCz1qzd0p8o1_1280.jpg

Yes, they really look very similar. Who is making reference of (copying from :p) who?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-11-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,866
Posted By mark_pw
How film can do differently? Sharp from center to...

How film can do differently? Sharp from center to edge?

Thanks.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-10-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,866
Posted By mark_pw
Wink MS-Optical Super Wide Triplet 21mm f4.5 test photos

I got this MS-Optical lens from ebay a few days ago. Took some shots in a sunny afternoon.

I used on my Sony A7 with an extendable...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-19-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 4,271
Posted By mark_pw
Wink Black-and-Whites by Voigtlander 15mm

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My other photos are at BigBigLens.com - Voigtlander...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-25-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 1,357
Posted By mark_pw
Arrow Doing some snapshots by the Voigtlander 25mm f4 SNAPSHOT

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:angel: More photos are at BigBigLens.com - Voigtlander...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-08-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 775
Posted By mark_pw
Smile Thank you. Mine is LTM mount. I adapted it to M...

Thank you.
Mine is LTM mount. I adapted it to M mount then put it on a Fujifilm X-E1 by another adapter.
Forum: Nikon RF 11-08-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 775
Posted By mark_pw
Wink Nippon Kogaku Japan Nikkor-H.C 1:2 F=5cm ( Catching Signs of Autumn)

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;) I put more photos at BigBigLens.com. (http://www.bigbiglens.com/nikon/autumn-is-here-nikkor-h-c-50mm-f2/) ;)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-08-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 938
Posted By mark_pw
Thumbs up I bought it from a local (Hong Kong) enthusiast....

I bought it from a local (Hong Kong) enthusiast. He hand rolled it. Only $35 for 5 rolls. :)
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 11-02-2015
Replies: 1,829
Views: 128,466
Posted By mark_pw
Thumbs up http://www.bigbiglens.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/...

http://www.bigbiglens.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/DSC04453.jpg

:cool:My other black and white street photos are at BigBigLens.com - Street (http://www.bigbiglens.com/?s=street). :p
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-02-2015
Replies: 1,044
Views: 189,497
Posted By mark_pw
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Taken by Rollei 35S. Used Polypan iso 50 black and white.

My other film photos are at BigBigLens.com...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-31-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 938
Posted By mark_pw
Cool Polypan ISO 50 on Rollei 35S with HFT 40mm Lens

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I shot it as iso 200. :)

:D I also put other black and white...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-30-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 3,203
Posted By mark_pw
Thumbs up Leica Summitar 50mm f2 Full aperture bokeh

I put the old Leica Summitar 5cm on my new Sony A7. Set the aperture to fully open. Tried some...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 10-30-2015
Replies: 595
Views: 74,890
Posted By mark_pw
Talking Glad to participate here

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:angel: I have more street photos taken at Hong Kong post at...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-28-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 6,374
Posted By mark_pw
Thumbs up Leica Elmarit-M 28mm Great for Street Photography

I like the Elmarit 28mm. It is handy and the hood make the lens looks even better. The high contrast on Sony A7 black and white is just right to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-26-2015
Replies: 622
Views: 145,867
Posted By mark_pw
Talking Leica Summitar 5cm 1:2 - Bokeh

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When the aperture is fully opened, the bokeh is creamy but not dreamy. I did a couple of shots and put them at BigBigLens - Leica...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-24-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 694
Posted By mark_pw
Wink Nippon Kogaku Japan Nikkor-S.C 1:1.4 F=5cm in Leica Mount (Black and White)

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Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 10-07-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,252
Posted By mark_pw
My world is missing the 21mm... :bang:

My world is missing the 21mm... :bang:
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 10-07-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,252
Posted By mark_pw
Talking Glass City by Leica CL and its 40mm lens

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Forum: Fuji X Series 06-11-2014
Replies: 387
Views: 82,897
Posted By mark_pw
http://daddiest.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/lei...

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Cropped the guitar head. Can see the...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 06-08-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,469
Posted By mark_pw
Red face Thanks

Thanks for the comments. I like the sharp images yet they are not brutally sharp. :p
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 06-07-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,469
Posted By mark_pw
Arrow A Colorful Walk with my Summicron-C 40mm F2

I plugged my Summicron-C 40mm on my Fujifilm X-E1 and took it out for a walk.

http://daddiest.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/leica-summicron-c-40mm.jpg

I set the aperture to f5.6 and f8 for most of...
Forum: Other RF 02-26-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,250
Posted By mark_pw
Thumbs up Yes, many of the existing Rollei 35's 'B' is...

Yes, many of the existing Rollei 35's 'B' is dead. The 'B' just acts like 1/2s or shorter.
Forum: Other RF 02-22-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,250
Posted By mark_pw
Thumbs up Things to check while buying a used Rollei 35

What should be checked before buying a Rollei 35 camera? :rolleyes:

Camera body - check if the back cover for possible light leaks
Battery leakage - check if there is any corrosion sign in battery...
Forum: Yashica RF 12-29-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1,267
Posted By mark_pw
Lightbulb Yashica 35 GX Battery Replacement DIY

The original batteries for Yashica 35 GX are no longer available. I like this method (http://daddiest.com/yashica-electro-35-gx-compatible-battery-diy/) of DIY the replacement batteries.

Only need...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-26-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,207
Posted By mark_pw
Cool Hole shape

It seems the shape of the hole affects the vignetting of the picture. It is not easy to make a perfect circle by punching a needle on an aluminum foil.

Luckily all materials are very cheap. :o
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-26-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,207
Posted By mark_pw
Thumbs up DIY pin-hole lens. $0.

I've made a dirt cheap pin-hole lens from an unused camera cap.
Full instructions - http://daddiest.com/pinhole-phot ... p-pinhole-lens-diy/...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-23-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,769
Posted By mark_pw
Mine Honeywell Rollei 35 is the same. Every time...

Mine Honeywell Rollei 35 is the same. Every time it took three small strokes to advance the film. It works fine. I am happy with it.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-22-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 968
Posted By mark_pw
Arrow Viewing black and white photos on Kindle's e-ink screen

I have downloaded a couple of my black and white photos in my kindle keyboard.

The e-ink screen gives a special touch of the photos.

Step-by-step instructions are here...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-25-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 3,078
Posted By mark_pw
Exclamation Panda = Running out of Parts?

If Tony's version is true then the silver version is a black chrome version running out of black parts? Interesting.:D:D:D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-24-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 3,078
Posted By mark_pw
I recently browsed around some used Leica sites...

I recently browsed around some used Leica sites and found Panda version is usually 10% cheaper than black chrome and silver, given similar camera conditions. To me, Pandas are rarer than the other...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-17-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,880
Posted By mark_pw
Cool Loading problem?

I recently had one roll scratched similarly. It scratched the final ten frames. I could feel the film slipped while being winded. I could hear the gear slipping sound.

I believe it was due to the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-03-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,181
Posted By mark_pw
@jpfisher, thanks for your reply. I am new to...

@jpfisher, thanks for your reply. I am new to rangefinder cameras. I am not quite sure about what you mean by "you'll have to scale focus". Can you elaborate more?

Thanks.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-03-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,181
Posted By mark_pw
Leica Extension Tube at eBay

I found some in eBay. The link is here (http://www.ebay.com/bhp/leica-extension-tube).

Don't know if they work on M-Mount lenses. :bang:

Please advise.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-02-2013
Replies: 232
Views: 49,048
Posted By mark_pw
Thumbs up iPhone light meter apps

There are several iPhone light meter apps. They are free apps. I tested them with my Fujifilm x10 and EOS 40D. They give quite good references. You may want to see my tests here...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-30-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,181
Posted By mark_pw
Red face M Mount Macro Extension Tube

I am new to the Leica M family. I have just bought a Leica CL kit. I have re-started taking film photos after pausing for about a decade. I just wonder if there is such a thing as M mount macro...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 06-27-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,853
Posted By mark_pw
Some CL samples

I have finished a couple of rolls by the CL and the kit lenses. You may want to have a look at them. I posted them here (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=134018).
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-27-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 15,821
Posted By mark_pw
I like this photo. It seems the camera can mimic...

I like this photo. It seems the camera can mimic some kind of grains similar to film photos. Grains are different to digital noise (http://daddiest.com/film-vs-digital-photography-grains-vs-pixels/)...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-27-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 3,334
Posted By mark_pw
Wink Some Freebies

There are some free iPhone/iPod apps doing the job. I tried them. Some are quite accurate when compared with the metering of my EOS 40D and Fujifilm x10. My test results are here...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-25-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 4,350
Posted By mark_pw
It's worth a try. The setting up of the shop is...

It's worth a try. The setting up of the shop is easy. Posting a picture costs only $0.2 and it will be there for 3 months (or 4 months? not sure). I can see the top seller can sell over 20 thousand...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-25-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 3,334
Posted By mark_pw
Question Do you use a light meter?

While using some cameras without metering, do you use a light meter?

I am new to those cameras and I believe some kind of metering is needed. Instead of buying a real light meter, I found there are...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-24-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 4,726
Posted By mark_pw
@frank-grumman, so the information will be...

@frank-grumman, so the information will be printed on the photo?
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-24-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 5,613
Posted By mark_pw
Thumbs up Thanks FalseDigital

It is great to see the photos posted by you. Seeing is believing. The quality is really very good. I own a couple of M lens, I think it is a wise move to plug them on a Fuji x-pro 1 or x-e 1.:)
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-24-2013
Replies: 387
Views: 82,897
Posted By mark_pw
The pictures are impressive. I like...

The pictures are impressive. I like black-and-whites. I has taken quite a number of BnWs by my Fujifilm x10. The tone is quite similar to those taken by the x-pro 1. I am not sure if it is the...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-24-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 4,726
Posted By mark_pw
I think taking photos by film is quite different...

I think taking photos by film is quite different from taking by memory cards. I took film more seriously. My film camera is a mechanical one. I have to unlearn my digital shooting mode which I used...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 06-24-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,986
Posted By mark_pw
I use Fujifilm X-TRA 400. The price is very...

I use Fujifilm X-TRA 400. The price is very reasonable. I must say the printed photos look more beautiful the the scanned ones.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-20-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 4,726
Posted By mark_pw
Useful information

As a beginner, I believe the information can be useful for me along the learning curve. Whenever I took a good or bad picture, I can refer to the F number, shutter speed, filter, film information and...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-20-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 4,726
Posted By mark_pw
Unhappy How to record the camera and lens settings?

I am new to film photography. I just wonder if there is a standard or neat way to record the camera and lens setting for each photo taken.

In digital camera, each photo comes with its EXIF data...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 06-20-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,986
Posted By mark_pw
My first CL photos

Eventually, I finished my first roll in my first CL. I must say I am impressed by the color and sharpness of the pictures. The green is very green and solid. The blue sky is just impressive. I posted...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-18-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,146
Posted By mark_pw
I've pinned it in my Pinterest. I like it very...

I've pinned it in my Pinterest. I like it very much. Thanks for sharing. Also I put the lens on my wish list - ya, just wishing... will upgrade it to my shopping list after I've saved enough.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 06-18-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,853
Posted By mark_pw
I've just got a CL full kit. The 40 Summicron...

I've just got a CL full kit. The 40 Summicron won't disappoint you. For the 90/4 kit lens, it blocks part of the viewfinder. Overall, the CL is a nice handy solid camera. I can stay with it for very...
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