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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-28-2008
Replies: 62
Views: 7,093
Posted By pfoto
The lens hood that fits the thin t-e also fits...

The lens hood that fits the thin t-e also fits the 135mm t-e. And it also goes backwards on both. Pricey, but useful.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-20-2008
Replies: 111
Views: 38,254
Posted By pfoto
Anyone know why the cost went up? Its more than...

Anyone know why the cost went up? Its more than double what it cost a year ago.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 09-20-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 3,269
Posted By pfoto
In terms of quality the Kobalux 28 was said to be...

In terms of quality the Kobalux 28 was said to be not as good as the 21. I've used the 21 and it was beautifully made but I thought it was just an OK lens. If you're looking for a small 28 I would...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-09-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,384
Posted By pfoto
AFAIK Agfa 25 is discontinued and has been...

AFAIK Agfa 25 is discontinued and has been unavailable in 35mm for some time.

My own favorite is Agfapan 100 or Fomapan 100.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-08-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,728
Posted By pfoto
I think you are right Pavel. You can do all the...

I think you are right Pavel. You can do all the research in the world and then get a dog. I happened to have an experience that reinforced the research I did, but it could just have easily gone the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-07-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,728
Posted By pfoto
It seems that the yield on the older chrome ones...

It seems that the yield on the older chrome ones is higher. By "yield" I mean the probability that you will get a good sample. I believe that the period from the late 50's through the early 60's...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-07-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,267
Posted By pfoto
Ouch! :( A quick look at the Essex Camera...

Ouch! :( A quick look at the Essex Camera Olympus repair page reveals no Auto Eye. Maybe parts are no longer available?

http://www.essexcamera.com/camera_list.php?brand=OLYMPUS
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-06-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 5,143
Posted By pfoto
Looking forward to it! :)

Looking forward to it! :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-06-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,748
Posted By pfoto
Many members over on the Leica Users Forum like...

Many members over on the Leica Users Forum like Ffordes. Check over there as well.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-06-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,366
Posted By pfoto
Yes its a deadbolt, every home should have them...

Yes its a deadbolt, every home should have them on each door. I do like that Zeiss key - very clever! :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-06-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 823
Posted By pfoto
I don't know who sells the part but you might...

I don't know who sells the part but you might want to try the guy who sells the thin straps:

http://www.electricedge.com/gordy_s_straps/store/neck-vert/index.htm
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-05-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,815
Posted By pfoto
Jeff Ascough likes...

Jeff Ascough likes it...

http://www.shootsacblog.com/index.cfm?postID=50
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-05-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 5,377
Posted By pfoto
Here is Tim's response to a questioner on the LUF...

Here is Tim's response to a questioner on the LUF about glasses:

"William, The design models I show here are mounted as close to the M8 camera body as possible. That may benefit us eyeglass wearers....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-05-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 5,377
Posted By pfoto
Take a look at what Tim Isaac is developing. ...

Take a look at what Tim Isaac is developing. There is ongoing design here but the concept is to improve focusing accuracy & composition by removing peripheral light at the eye.

E-Clypse EyeCup...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-04-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 4,977
Posted By pfoto
My apologies to both! :) I am using my 617,...

My apologies to both! :) I am using my 617, which is very basic as Roger points out. I picked mine up used (3 rolls through it) on photo.net and I use a Schneider 110/5.6 Super-Symmar XL on it. I...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-03-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 4,977
Posted By pfoto
Soeren I'd like to see your sources. AFAIK...

Soeren I'd like to see your sources. AFAIK Fotoman at least are doing OK! :confused:
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-03-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 3,370
Posted By pfoto
In your opinion of course. :) My use is to have...

In your opinion of course. :) My use is to have a protection filter & small lens hood on every lens so I can swap in and out of the bag very quickly. It works for me. Your mileage clearly varies.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-03-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 3,822
Posted By pfoto
I have an E58 v1 that I waited a long time for 2...

I have an E58 v1 that I waited a long time for 2 or 3 years ago. They didn't come on the market too often even then. I sent it and my 0.85x MP to DAG for the lens to be CLA'd and matched with the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-03-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 4,977
Posted By pfoto
Soeren I recently bought a Fotoman 617 and was...

Soeren I recently bought a Fotoman 617 and was stunned by the build quality. This is a beautifully made piece of kit. I'm sure the 69 would be the same. The company doesn't put serial nos. on...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-03-2008
Replies: 94
Views: 15,668
Posted By pfoto
That one has a 1½ inch strap, wider than the...

That one has a 1½ inch strap, wider than the normal 1 inch. You can also get the 1 inch Gripper with the QR swivel clips, which can be quite handy. Even though the swivel clips are metal they don't...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-02-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 3,370
Posted By pfoto
I actually meant to say: With or without hood...

I actually meant to say: With or without hood cap. WRT to the transmission of shock, are not the OEM hoods metal too? My problem with a number of the Leica and Konica hoods is that they are so...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-02-2008
Replies: 53
Views: 3,538
Posted By pfoto
I'm selling what I don't need/use. I recently...

I'm selling what I don't need/use. I recently sold my very first Leica body and didn't think twice about it. As someone posted above, better someone should be a happy user than have the thing...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-02-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 3,370
Posted By pfoto
Why not just get a 46mm wide hood from...

Why not just get a 46mm wide hood from heavy2stars on eBay? With or without hood.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-01-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,454
Posted By pfoto
I wouldn't worry about the scratches. If you can...

I wouldn't worry about the scratches. If you can do without AE and the quieter shutter at slower speeds, get the MP. And I say that as a former M7 owner who now uses an MP.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-30-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 3,978
Posted By pfoto
OTOH, because there is buyer expectation for...

OTOH, because there is buyer expectation for minty cosmetics, if you do use your equipment you're more than likely going to take a loss on it because the buyer will whine about the wear or want to...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-29-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,584
Posted By pfoto
It is, but maybe they have the color wrong in...

It is, but maybe they have the color wrong in that list.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-29-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 5,143
Posted By pfoto
Yes congratulations Nugard. I also use an MP and...

Yes congratulations Nugard. I also use an MP and I too am confident that you will love it! Use it in good health!! :)
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-29-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,025
Posted By pfoto
I don't own a digital but I have read internet...

I don't own a digital but I have read internet lore that says a low contrast lens (SC) is preferable to a higher contrast lens (MC) for digital. I've no idea if that is true but the first hit on...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-29-2008
Replies: 80
Views: 11,335
Posted By pfoto
Aren't you inviting mildew/mold by storing your...

Aren't you inviting mildew/mold by storing your equipment in leather? :eek:
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 08-28-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 3,512
Posted By pfoto
Why would Leica feature Tom's Rapidwinder or...

Why would Leica feature Tom's Rapidwinder or Rapidgrip in their magazine? Those two products compete with Leica products. His softies don't.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-28-2008
Replies: 68
Views: 5,045
Posted By pfoto
M7 is the quietest at lower speeds only. The...

M7 is the quietest at lower speeds only. The mechanicals buzz & whir below 1/30th. Probably the best all-round cam is the MP. An M2 is good too but factor a CLA into the price, you'll almost...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-28-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 9,574
Posted By pfoto
No I think it's genuine. Somebody asked at the...

No I think it's genuine. Somebody asked at the end of the thread on the LUF what he was going to do for the woman who was originally dumping the cam and I don't think he responded. Can't blame him...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 08-27-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,752
Posted By pfoto
Yep. What Robert does is as I posted above...

Yep. What Robert does is as I posted above except that he places the search terms before the site:rangefinderforum.com string. Works just as well. :)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-27-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 4,539
Posted By pfoto
Not the only difference, but it's a factor. ...

Not the only difference, but it's a factor. Josef Koudelka got upset at some of the images that were in the HCB exhibit "Scrapbook" last year, and David Allan Harvey wrote about it in his blog. I...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 08-27-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 965
Posted By pfoto
As a film guy I wouldn't think of going panoramic...

As a film guy I wouldn't think of going panoramic with digital. You don't need an expensive scanner, a good Epson flat bed and negative holders from Doug Fisher should work just fine. See the link...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 08-27-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,752
Posted By pfoto
You can also just use straight Google. ...

You can also just use straight Google. Cut'n'paste this into the Google entry field:

site:rangefinderforum.com search rff forums

and you should get this thread very near the top (it's a couple...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-27-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 9,574
Posted By pfoto
Yes its definitely not an MP3 now I see the back....

Yes its definitely not an MP3 now I see the back. I wondered about the Leicavit which has that slot in the near edge in the first photo. My bad but I actually didn't notice the self-timer (and I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-27-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 9,574
Posted By pfoto
It looks like an MP3, a special edition of 1000...

It looks like an MP3, a special edition of 1000 MPs made two or three years ago. The body styling is a mix of M3 and M2 and it has solitary framelines for 35/50/90. It came with an engraved...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-25-2008
Replies: 48
Views: 3,569
Posted By pfoto
Great choices! More Sudek books are being...

Great choices! More Sudek books are being reprinted later this year!! He was a major inspiration for Josef Koudelka.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-25-2008
Replies: 48
Views: 3,569
Posted By pfoto
Exiles. Josef Koudelka.

Exiles. Josef Koudelka.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-24-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 2,533
Posted By pfoto
Very accurate. Not a Jim Domke design.

Very accurate. Not a Jim Domke design.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-24-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 1,489
Posted By pfoto
Thanks for the information. You can still buy...

Thanks for the information. You can still buy new the little book "Prague, 1968 (Photo notes)" published in paperback by the Centre National de la Photographie in France almost 20 years ago. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-23-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,669
Posted By pfoto
Just run away as far and as fast as you can.

Just run away as far and as fast as you can.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-23-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 8,073
Posted By pfoto
When you get the Noctilux then you'll also need...

When you get the Noctilux then you'll also need to get a 0.85x MP to go with it. :)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-23-2008
Replies: 94
Views: 15,668
Posted By pfoto
Domke Gripper.

Domke Gripper.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-22-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,173
Posted By pfoto
I've used both M7 and MP bodies in moderate rain,...

I've used both M7 and MP bodies in moderate rain, had them in humid environments for fairly long periods of time (a few weeks), and carried them in rain-proofed Domke bags through torrential...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-22-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 8,073
Posted By pfoto
True enough. Some really nice pictures in that...

True enough. Some really nice pictures in that thread. :)
Forum: Off Topic 08-22-2008
Replies: 213
Views: 10,338
Posted By pfoto
I think Turtle is (or was) in Kabul, Afghanistan.

I think Turtle is (or was) in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-21-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,705
Posted By pfoto
Happy birthday Ondrej and I'll go against the...

Happy birthday Ondrej and I'll go against the flow here because Koudelka's Invasion 68 is (I think) a most wonderful birthday present! :) Anything Koudelka is worth looking at and another great man...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-20-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,710
Posted By pfoto
I have two new Alden 74 loaders which use a light...

I have two new Alden 74 loaders which use a light baffle construction that works really well and doesn't scratch the film. The new ones come in blue boxes, the older ones have yellow on the boxes -...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-19-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,797
Posted By pfoto
No. It's aluminum I think (at least it looks...

No. It's aluminum I think (at least it looks like aluminum).
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-19-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,585
Posted By pfoto
I wouldn't be able to tell just looking at the...

I wouldn't be able to tell just looking at the picture, which is very strong BTW. She's looking very intently at the camera, for sure. What a wonderful face!

After you post up the picture in...
Forum: Off Topic 08-19-2008
Replies: 213
Views: 10,338
Posted By pfoto
Tuolumne is right. Leica has what appears to be...

Tuolumne is right. Leica has what appears to be perfectly inelastic demand for its products. They are in a niche market serving the top end of the income bracket to whom price is not particularly...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-19-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,797
Posted By pfoto
I have the exact same bag. Don't bother washing...

I have the exact same bag. Don't bother washing it until it gets really dirty. As Kuvvy says above, spray with a bit of Nikwax TX.Direct and you'll be all set. I did not wash my shoulder pad.

I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-18-2008
Replies: 50
Views: 7,367
Posted By pfoto
Shane: Excellent price. From your descriptions...

Shane: Excellent price. From your descriptions it sounds like a good deal. Do it!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-16-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 2,349
Posted By pfoto
Well, the first photo looks excellent. But...

Well, the first photo looks excellent. But navigation doesn't work on the page for the slide show, or for just paging back and forth through the prints. I can't make anything work. I use Win2K...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-14-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 2,614
Posted By pfoto
They've been back for a while: ...

They've been back for a while: http://www.leicagoodies.com/
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-14-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 2,614
Posted By pfoto
I also have the pre-ASPH 90, which has a...

I also have the pre-ASPH 90, which has a signature not entirely unlike the 75/1.4. Previously had the ASPH 90, which wasn't so good close-up. I also ended up with the 75/2 ASPH because the close-up...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-14-2008
Replies: 71
Views: 4,403
Posted By pfoto
It is much better since they got rid of Corfield...

It is much better since they got rid of Corfield as editor. There's a looooong thread on APUG about all the editorial issues. The editorial staff and major contributors chime in from time to time.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-14-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,393
Posted By pfoto
I use the PrintFile archival sleeves 35-6HB for...

I use the PrintFile archival sleeves 35-6HB for my 35mm negs. On the top of the sleeve I write year-date-roll # and the 27th neg on the second roll shot today if scanned would have the the file...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-13-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2,879
Posted By pfoto
titrisol is correct. :)

titrisol is correct. :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-13-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 967
Posted By pfoto
Lithium will last longer but the voltage falls...

Lithium will last longer but the voltage falls off very rapidly, and they seem more affected in cold than alkaline or silver oxide. Varta seems to be the best brand, as I said above I've been using...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-13-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2,879
Posted By pfoto
Agfa APX 100 can still be bought in bulk 100ft...

Agfa APX 100 can still be bought in bulk 100ft rolls online, expiration date 2011. Rollei Retro 100 is APX 100. The folks who bought the original Agfa plant machinery (http://www.fotoimpex.de/) are...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-13-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 967
Posted By pfoto
Here in the US the Sanyo CR-1/3N are sold in...

Here in the US the Sanyo CR-1/3N are sold in retail stores everywhere (repackaged and expensive) but you can also get them online much cheaper. They are good, I've used them for a long time in M6,...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-12-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 2,396
Posted By pfoto
Surprised to hear it is "stiff". It shouldn't...

Surprised to hear it is "stiff". It shouldn't need relubing. The 28 is heavily damped so it does take more effort to turn the focus ring in comparison to the Leica 28, yes. Does it feel smooth...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-11-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 2,548
Posted By pfoto
I'm lucky enough to have a FED 50/3.5 and a...

I'm lucky enough to have a FED 50/3.5 and a Jupiter-8 made in 1959. Both are stellar copies and years ago I tested the FED against a 1949 Elmar. Indistinguishable, but the FED printed a bit better...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 08-10-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,280
Posted By pfoto
Take a look at this old thread on PN - there are...

Take a look at this old thread on PN - there are a couple of good pointers in it:

http://photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?topic_id=23&msg_id=0001Et

Gaorsi and Fotoman make relatively inexpensive...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-09-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,625
Posted By pfoto
Agreed. Expensive and worth trading a few items...

Agreed. Expensive and worth trading a few items for, but maybe the 50/1.4 ASPH is the answer. The ASPH lenses are quite incredible wide-open. Check flickr for the 50/1.4.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-08-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,625
Posted By pfoto
I too have a v2 pre-ASPH 50/1.4 that was CLA'd by...

I too have a v2 pre-ASPH 50/1.4 that was CLA'd by DAG and I've also seen peculiar OOF rendition at f1.4, but I had read about it elsewhere so I wasn't so surprised to see it myself. Sometimes it is...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-08-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,420
Posted By pfoto
If the lens is very fast (like f1.0 for example...

If the lens is very fast (like f1.0 for example :)) I like a longer throw, but in general I like a shorter focus throw too. I don't particularly like tabs but hate infinity locks. Leica slide-out...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-07-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 3,545
Posted By pfoto
I think what you really need is an MP...

I think what you really need is an MP...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-07-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,462
Posted By pfoto
1. No. Closest focus on the v2 is 1M. Closest...

1. No. Closest focus on the v2 is 1M. Closest focus on the v3 is 0.7M. Big difference. v2 uses a clip-on or 3rd party screw hood, the v3 has a built-in sliding hood - it sucks.
2. Don't know...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-06-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 3,545
Posted By pfoto
M7 isn't just AE, it is stepless accurate...

M7 isn't just AE, it is stepless accurate exposures between the "normal" shutter speeds. This translates into very accurate exposures for the media that needs them - slides. If he doesn't need that...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-06-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 2,772
Posted By pfoto
I have seen shots taken with an M8 that I thought...

I have seen shots taken with an M8 that I thought were film. They were all color shots. My somewhat limited sense is that film is still a better medium for B&W than digital though. It is very time...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-06-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 3,891
Posted By pfoto
I sold my 21 and bought the CV 15 instead and...

I sold my 21 and bought the CV 15 instead and while I don't use it that often it is an excellent little lens. As Roger says it is so small and light you can throw it in the bag just in case. I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-06-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 979
Posted By pfoto
Buy it! The sooner the current (old) cassette...

Buy it! The sooner the current (old) cassette film gets sold, the sooner Adox will crank up the old Agfa machinery and start making new APX. :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-06-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 7,973
Posted By pfoto
Please keep us updated on how it goes!

Please keep us updated on how it goes!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-05-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,610
Posted By pfoto
I plan my camera bag much more than my clothes...

I plan my camera bag much more than my clothes bag. I always take my two MP bodies and either 24/35/75 or 24/35/50/90 lens kits, depending on the type of places I'll be in. B&W film bought well in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-05-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 951
Posted By pfoto
Here in this thread is the problem with FSU...

Here in this thread is the problem with FSU lenses. They are all over the place. If you are extremely lucky and get a good one the results can be sublime for the money. You can waste an awful lot...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-05-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,097
Posted By pfoto
Interesting pictures. They have an old-fashioned...

Interesting pictures. They have an old-fashioned look to them. I liked the my father & Rovaniemi Rock series. Gritty.
Forum: Nikon RF 08-04-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 4,014
Posted By pfoto
That is a truly wonderful lens. I think they...

That is a truly wonderful lens. I think they also made an 8.5cm f1.5 too.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-04-2008
Replies: 59
Views: 6,905
Posted By pfoto
Like everyone else, cameras, lenses, film with me...

Like everyone else, cameras, lenses, film with me in the cabin. I don't use NP1600 any more although the last time I went through Barajas in Madrid they insisted on scanning everything and pointed...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-02-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,377
Posted By pfoto
Reading this thread is depressing, and I only use...

Reading this thread is depressing, and I only use B&W! Personally I think I'd be like others above, if I needed color I would buy a D700 (or the future equivalent) and Zeiss glass. Right now I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-02-2008
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,807,540
Posted By pfoto
Very nice kit. What is the lens on the camera?

Very nice kit. What is the lens on the camera?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-02-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 5,218
Posted By pfoto
Apologies for that Myrona, although I did go to...

Apologies for that Myrona, although I did go to the trouble of looking up your other post so I used the word "possibly" and not "probably". ;) Just FYI, a nice open-ended innocent sounding question...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-02-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,559
Posted By pfoto
I had two current Summicrons and two current...

I had two current Summicrons and two current Elmar-Ms. The Summicrons can be sharper and they are cooler in color rendition than the Elmars. The Elmars have good sharpness out to the edges. Now I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-02-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 4,094
Posted By pfoto
Bill is correct, which is why one has to resort...

Bill is correct, which is why one has to resort to subterfuge if the item is sold on but is still under warranty. Leica is peculiar in that it has different rules for different countries but I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-01-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,185
Posted By pfoto
I also have both, and what the goggles do is give...

I also have both, and what the goggles do is give you a closest focus distance of <0.7M which can be really useful. The rigid however has a closest focus of 1M and that darned tab with the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-01-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,278
Posted By pfoto
Depends on what you're shooting. If its street,...

Depends on what you're shooting. If its street, my personal preference for a mate to the 75 would be a 35 but your 25 will do fine. 25 + 75 is a super street outfit IMO. Welcome to the forum! :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-31-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 5,218
Posted By pfoto
Indeed. Quite possibly a troll, although the one...

Indeed. Quite possibly a troll, although the one other post the OP has looks genuine enough.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-30-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,635
Posted By pfoto
Yes there is another spot. Hidden by the top...

Yes there is another spot. Hidden by the top flap is a back-pocket that is the width of the bag for a manilla folder, book, pad, whatever. Don't complain about the shipping, $70 shipped is a good...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-30-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 5,218
Posted By pfoto
The M mount has a dizzying array of glass from...

The M mount has a dizzying array of glass from vintage to modern (not all of it necessarily Leitz/Leica) that is the best you can get and the mechanical bodies at least are very reliable and...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 07-30-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 2,005
Posted By pfoto
Just checked a book I got recently from them and...

Just checked a book I got recently from them and the dust jacket is perfect on it. I must have been lucky. What I did notice immediately about the book when I got it though is that most of the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-26-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,651
Posted By pfoto
See the 2nd pic. in the PN thread...

See the 2nd pic. in the PN thread below:

http://photo.net/leica-rangefinders-forum/00E1zO
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-26-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 3,117
Posted By pfoto
Depends on what you have to use it with. If you...

Depends on what you have to use it with. If you have a 50 then a 28 makes sense. If you have a 75 then it's mate is a 35. Those pair choices depend on the shooting situations you're likely to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-25-2008
Replies: 48
Views: 4,623
Posted By pfoto
I also prefer the rewind knob and the VF in the...

I also prefer the rewind knob and the VF in the MP. But the MP is also a newer camera and so the meter electronics are likely to last much longer.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-25-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 3,564
Posted By pfoto
Yes, the MP3 has a 0.72x magnification. It has...

Yes, the MP3 has a 0.72x magnification. It has only three framelines, 35mm/50mm/90mm; all of them solitary in the VF.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-24-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 6,963
Posted By pfoto
If you want the original Leica hood and a quality...

If you want the original Leica hood and a quality filter, the obvious solution is to buy a 43mm B+W MRC, take the glass out of it and put it into a Leitz E43 ring.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-24-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 6,963
Posted By pfoto
I don't have an XOOIM hood although I know what...

I don't have an XOOIM hood although I know what they look like. To see if a XOOIM clips onto the lens with a regular filter (and I think it might) then I would get the hood, go to a store and try a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-24-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 6,963
Posted By pfoto
What hood do you want to use on the lens and what...

What hood do you want to use on the lens and what is the filter you want - UV, yell-grn etc?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-24-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 3,564
Posted By pfoto
Leica will probably do this for you if you...

Leica will probably do this for you if you provide them with a template and exact size requirements - it's really best to ask Leica through their site. It will cost if they do it. This is probably...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By pfoto
I used a Leica SF-20 with my M6 TTL. It worked...

I used a Leica SF-20 with my M6 TTL. It worked fine. Leica are considering making a small flash that will enable you to bounce.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 07-23-2008
Replies: 56
Views: 5,777
Posted By pfoto
Many of the pictures are quite stunning. There...

Many of the pictures are quite stunning. There are one or two people missing from the book though, Sebastiao Salgado for example. His omission is presumably because he left Magnum. Predictably...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-20-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 3,400
Posted By pfoto
welcome to the forum GMMorris! :) A bit of...

welcome to the forum GMMorris! :) A bit of googling will find you a hood. Kevin's cameras has eleven 12504s for sale, including an "ugly" one for $50. See item #11 in this...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-19-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 8,073
Posted By pfoto
Domke Gripper. The one and only.

Domke Gripper. The one and only.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-19-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,729
Posted By pfoto
MP is definitely the right choice! :) The price...

MP is definitely the right choice! :) The price doesn't seem particularly reasonable to me, unless you value a body that looks pristine. This is billed as an a la carte body but I can't for the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-19-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,635
Posted By pfoto
No. That's a very high price but now I see that...

No. That's a very high price but now I see that they're up to US $105.00 at B&H! :eek: The Safrotto is IMO a better bag - US $70.00 on eBay and that includes shipping. See the link below. This...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-19-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 859
Posted By pfoto
That is the CV pancake I hood. I use mine on a...

That is the CV pancake I hood. I use mine on a pre-ASPH 50mm Summilux. A sturdy little hood and well worth getting.

That's a very nice looking 85/2 Nikkor you have there ferider. You like the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-19-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 8,073
Posted By pfoto
After a while it seems to stop picking up the...

After a while it seems to stop picking up the fingerprints. Maybe it gets a covering of grease, sweat, whatever but I have a 3 year old one and a new one and the older one no longer has my sticky...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-19-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 3,710
Posted By pfoto
Buy a pack of 10 in bulk on eBay and you are set...

Buy a pack of 10 in bulk on eBay and you are set for a few years. I've used battery driven cameras for 20+ years and have never run out because the bag always has a spare set. Good quality...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-19-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 8,073
Posted By pfoto
That took you a long time! It looks nice though...

That took you a long time! It looks nice though doesn't it? Congratulations, now you need a 0.85x MP... :)
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-19-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 859
Posted By pfoto
If Steve is correct this was the original listing...

If Steve is correct this was the original listing which is no longer on the page:

35/2.5 Pancake I lens hood (not included with lens) DISCONTINUED $29

The dealer may have put a CV cap on the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-18-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,166
Posted By pfoto
The Varta batteries are a bit more expensive but...

The Varta batteries are a bit more expensive but they are worth it. In my experience with Nikon and Leica they last longer than others. I think Varta is a German company but the batteries are made...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2,099
Posted By pfoto
The Epson V700 or 750 and neg holders from Doug...

The Epson V700 or 750 and neg holders from Doug Fisher:

http://www.betterscanning.com/
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-18-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,166
Posted By pfoto
I've always used two 1/3N lithiums. I always...

I've always used two 1/3N lithiums. I always carry spares so two are easier than four. Especially if you have more than one M7.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-15-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 8,073
Posted By pfoto
I agree with the above two posters. Get the MP...

I agree with the above two posters. Get the MP before someone else does. I use two and they are fantastic cameras and I say that as a previous user of M6 and M7 cameras. Welcome to the forum BTW! ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-14-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,896
Posted By pfoto
I've seen at least one M7 that was brassed on the...

I've seen at least one M7 that was brassed on the top. Rough canvas bags like Domke can brass cameras pretty quickly if the equipment is in use every day.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-14-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 5,543
Posted By pfoto
Terrific work and excellent use of NP1600. Do...

Terrific work and excellent use of NP1600. Do you like the film?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-14-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,547
Posted By pfoto
I also agree that I've noticed it more with the...

I also agree that I've noticed it more with the 35 than the 50. All my 35's are now 0.7M CFD. One way around a 1M 50 is the 75/2, that lens has a 0.7M CFD. Sweet!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-14-2008
Replies: 7
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Views: 1,186
Posted By pfoto
Giving this a bump.

Giving this a bump.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-12-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 934
Posted By pfoto
As far as I know yes. If you want the real thing...

As far as I know yes. If you want the real thing and are prepared to use bulk film is is still being sold:

http://www.ultrafineonline.com/agapx100fi35.html
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-11-2008
Replies: 52
Views: 3,422
Posted By pfoto
I use both old and new lenses, and for a 50 my...

I use both old and new lenses, and for a 50 my personal vintage favorite is a rigid Summicron or a DR Summicron, they are optically identical. Might cost you a bit of money though. I also love the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-11-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 3,710
Posted By pfoto
Seconded. I would then buy my first digital...

Seconded. I would then buy my first digital camera.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-11-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,051
Posted By pfoto
Exactly. Excellent positioning with respect to...

Exactly. Excellent positioning with respect to the light source.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-11-2008
Replies: 52
Views: 3,422
Posted By pfoto
Nathan I'm wondering what you use most in terms...

Nathan I'm wondering what you use most in terms of focal length with your FSU lenses. I look at your gallery and it seems to me you don't lean to sharp, you have a definite vitage look to a lot of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-11-2008
Replies: 52
Views: 3,422
Posted By pfoto
Nathan you have a good eye and maybe an older...

Nathan you have a good eye and maybe an older Leica combo would suit you. An M2 or M3 (depending on whether you see yourself using a 35mm lens) and a 50's/60's vintage lens would give you the look...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-11-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 3,710
Posted By pfoto
There have been problems with the optical readers...

There have been problems with the optical readers too. I used bulk film in mine so I mostly set the film speed manually. To be honest, I never really took too much notice of the display readout.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-10-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 2,927
Posted By pfoto
I did. I'm not convinced the electronics in an...

I did. I'm not convinced the electronics in an M7 are reliable.
Forum: Travel 07-09-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,742
Posted By pfoto
Kreuzberg is great. Go to the U-bahn stop for...

Kreuzberg is great. Go to the U-bahn stop for Gorlitzer Park and the park and the streets around the station are very lively. I think its Wienerstrasse that is full of cafe life and the graffiti is...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-09-2008
Replies: 76
Views: 7,403
Posted By pfoto
I do too...

I do too...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 3,024
Posted By pfoto
Me neither. Blogs are like those irritating...

Me neither. Blogs are like those irritating conversations on the subway that make you pull out your iPod. So I avoid them as well and that's the nice thing about blogs, just don't click on the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-08-2008
Replies: 53
Views: 3,480
Posted By pfoto
One lens only (and therefore by definition one...

One lens only (and therefore by definition one body) 50mm. But I use two bodies so it is 35 and 75, one on each body, and I take a 24 in the bag just in case. 24/35/75 covers most everything.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-07-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 4,325
Posted By pfoto
tomasis if you like the pre-ASPH Summilux v1 then...

tomasis if you like the pre-ASPH Summilux v1 then have a read of this thread on PN:

performance of summilux 50, first version (http://photo.net/leica-rangefinders-forum/00Aqzf)

and also take a look...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-07-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,635
Posted By pfoto
The 803 and the clone from China that's sold on...

The 803 and the clone from China that's sold on eBay are excellent small kit satchels. Personally I prefer the clone but the original has it's charms too.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-07-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 3,261
Posted By pfoto
Yes indeedy. I have it on an MP and it is the...

Yes indeedy. I have it on an MP and it is the most practical cover imaginable. A great upgrade! :)
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-06-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 2,421
Posted By pfoto
I have two or three lenses with tabs but I don't...

I have two or three lenses with tabs but I don't like them at all. If I had grown up with Leica it might have been different. The only thing worse than a tab is an infinity lock.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-06-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 2,252
Posted By pfoto
My favorite photog. I would love to see that...

My favorite photog. I would love to see that exhibit. Russell Miller in the book "Magnum" describes him as using a "battered Leica" but that description comes from shortly after Prague. The Magnum...
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-05-2008
Replies: 76
Views: 6,533
Posted By pfoto
Within your own eye. For a newcomer to RFs there...

Within your own eye. For a newcomer to RFs there is a dizzying choice. I would get one or at the most two lenses to begin with. Rangefinders excel at the middle distances, good choices for a pair...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-05-2008
Replies: 52
Views: 3,788
Posted By pfoto
Leica increased their prices July 1, as they do...

Leica increased their prices July 1, as they do almost every year. I believe the M8 was not increased. A Leica wide I bought just two years ago has gone up by 73% in that time. A lot of that is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-04-2008
Replies: 70
Views: 4,581
Posted By pfoto
AFAIK he used a 50/1.5 Zeiss Sonnar in LTM for...

AFAIK he used a 50/1.5 Zeiss Sonnar in LTM for most of the 1940s and 50s.[/QUOTE]I think it is fairly well known that he used Zeiss glass, especially the Sonnar 50/1.5. Here's an interesting quote...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-04-2008
Replies: 70
Views: 4,581
Posted By pfoto
CV 15, Jupiter-8, Nikkor 85. Good lenses.

CV 15, Jupiter-8, Nikkor 85. Good lenses.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-04-2008
Replies: 152
Views: 19,601
Posted By pfoto
I take two MPs (one 0.72x and one 0.85x) and...

I take two MPs (one 0.72x and one 0.85x) and three lenses; 24, 35 and 85 in a small satchel. Seems to cover most eventualities.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-04-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 2,016
Posted By pfoto
I've only used Megaperls for Fuji film but but...

I've only used Megaperls for Fuji film but but they are great and Dirk Rosler is terrific. No connection other than being a very satisfied customer.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 07-04-2008
Replies: 2,418
Views: 353,261
Posted By pfoto
"I never wanted to be famous" by Steve Barbour,...

"I never wanted to be famous" by Steve Barbour, medical doctor and Leica user. This book is really a labor of love over the ten years that Dr. Barbour took these pictures of young children. It is a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-04-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,146
Posted By pfoto
It may be a tolerance thing, although Nikon QC is...

It may be a tolerance thing, although Nikon QC is supposed to be extremely good - I understand there are very few poor samples of this lens. I look at the thread on mine, and it doesn't look like...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-04-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,146
Posted By pfoto
As stated, the lens takes a 48mm filter. It uses...

As stated, the lens takes a 48mm filter. It uses a 0.5 thread pitch, but Hoya filters will screw on the lens. If you are into protecting your lenses with UV filters, the high-end B+W...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-04-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 2,950
Posted By pfoto
Agfa, the classic. See the link: Agfa...

Agfa, the classic. See the link:

Agfa Multicontrast Classic fibre paper to be reissued by ADOX!...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-03-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 3,526
Posted By pfoto
I'm an amateur, but I happen to have attended two...

I'm an amateur, but I happen to have attended two weddings recently and used both 90mm and 75mm lenses, but with film cameras, not the M8. My lenses were the Leica 90AA and 75AA, both with a max....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-03-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 3,944
Posted By pfoto
Yes but you may not want to mess with the...

Yes but you may not want to mess with the aperture for DOF reasons.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-03-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 2,399
Posted By pfoto
No, look for a v1. No mystique but beautiful...

No, look for a v1. No mystique but beautiful rendering of the image. :) As for the v4 I thought Jim Arnold's page put paid to that one:

Leica 35 ASPH Cron versus 35 Cron V4...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-03-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 2,007
Posted By pfoto
A UC Hexanon, if you can find one. Lots of...

A UC Hexanon, if you can find one. Lots of threads on that lens here.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-02-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 3,944
Posted By pfoto
I've had the same experience with the mechanical...

I've had the same experience with the mechanical readers - no problems. However I read somewhere recently that the optical readers were beginning to be a bit troublesome.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-02-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 2,093
Posted By pfoto
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130234535672

Check with the seller first if it vignettes on a 28mm. Seller does not state suitable focal lengths for the hood, but does say it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-02-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 3,944
Posted By pfoto
Ask before you buy. The picture below...

Ask before you buy. The picture below illustrates the difference. Picture is © Michiel Houtman.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=61336&stc=1&d=1215006230
Forum: Travel 07-02-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 4,685
Posted By pfoto
I use the same speed film in both cameras, B&W or...

I use the same speed film in both cameras, B&W or color. So I've taken Reala and Agfapan 100 for example. Last trip to Germany the new T-Max 400 was in both cameras. I like to have the same ISO in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-02-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,826
Posted By pfoto
There are a million threads on RFF about bags for...

There are a million threads on RFF about bags for every imaginable photographic use. Use Google (site:rangefinderforum.com keyterm keyterm keyterm) not the search engine here.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-01-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By pfoto
I don't think there are any. As I'm sure you...

I don't think there are any. As I'm sure you know there are lists from the early 30's to about 1995, but the information on serial nos. dropped off from Leica around that time. Coincidentally...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-30-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 3,944
Posted By pfoto
I wouldn't look at a camera as an investment...

I wouldn't look at a camera as an investment either. I've used two M7s, one a 0.72x and the other a 0.85x. No problems with either. Great cameras, especially if you shoot slides.
Forum: Travel 06-30-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 4,685
Posted By pfoto
I just came back from a trip to England and...

I just came back from a trip to England and Germany and I took my two MPs with a 35/2 on one and a 75/2 on the other. That took care of most everything. Very occasionally I needed a wider...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-30-2008
Replies: 65
Views: 4,958
Posted By pfoto
No not at all. Just that the word "better" means...

No not at all. Just that the word "better" means different things to different people. Now to me (and only me), a better lens is one that produces an image that I personally like, and I like the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-30-2008
Replies: 65
Views: 4,958
Posted By pfoto
We all have different ideas of what is...

We all have different ideas of what is "better"... :)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-30-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 2,068
Posted By pfoto
There was a photo exhibit at the ICP in New York...

There was a photo exhibit at the ICP in New York last year called Scrapbook, it was a collection of HCB pictures put together after his death. Quite a few of them were really quite poor technically,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-30-2008
Replies: 65
Views: 4,958
Posted By pfoto
Nugard welcome to the forum, your English is...

Nugard welcome to the forum, your English is excellent! :) The slide-out hoods are not the greatest except for the one on the 75mm Summicron ASPH which locks. The pre-ASPH 50mm Summilux would be...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-29-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 2,055
Posted By pfoto
A 50mm Summicron ASPH?

A 50mm Summicron ASPH?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-29-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,638
Posted By pfoto
Get a 75 to go with your 35, they complement each...

Get a 75 to go with your 35, they complement each other very well. Either the Leica Summicron or the Voigtlander Color-Heliar rather than the Summilux, which is a beautiful lens but big(ish) and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-29-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 7,273
Posted By pfoto
That is a very nice looking one. Mine is rather...

That is a very nice looking one. Mine is rather beat up and the serial is much later than yours but the lens works well, which is what really counts. Two recent sales on eBay for this lens - a...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-27-2008
Replies: 62
Views: 6,080
Posted By pfoto
HCB also shot a lot of junk so there is certainly...

HCB also shot a lot of junk so there is certainly hope for us all. However I do think you have to have a good eye to begin with.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-27-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,337
Posted By pfoto
It appears to be increasingly frequent. Not much...

It appears to be increasingly frequent. Not much point in trying to sell here, what with the fees and occasional tsunami of ads from dealers. I've even stopped looking in the classifieds. If I was...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-24-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 3,301
Posted By pfoto
Actually there is a lot of Agfa 100 left if you...

Actually there is a lot of Agfa 100 left if you are willing to use bulk rolls. I have a stack of it.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-24-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,520
Posted By pfoto
They CLA'd a Canon RF for me a couple of years...

They CLA'd a Canon RF for me a couple of years ago and did an excellent job at a very reasonable cost. Highly recommended.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-24-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 3,301
Posted By pfoto
Fomapan 100.

Fomapan 100.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-24-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 13,596
Posted By pfoto
Since it was a limited edition you can generally...

Since it was a limited edition you can generally only buy them used. One went with an MP3/Leicavit MP on this forum a couple of weeks ago. I bought two of them, one on another forum and one on eBay...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-21-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 13,596
Posted By pfoto
Then you would like the LHSA version of the ASPH,...

Then you would like the LHSA version of the ASPH, which looks exactly like the pre-ASPH first version.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-21-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,371
Posted By pfoto
Me three and no the front of the lens does not...

Me three and no the front of the lens does not disassemble. The "thin" TE is a great little lens. Perfect for travel.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-20-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,517
Posted By pfoto
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Forum: Optics Theory - 06-20-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,707
Posted By pfoto
The first version Summicron 35mm/f2 lenses built...

The first version Summicron 35mm/f2 lenses built in Germany also had an infinity lock that is cleverly hidden in the focusing tab.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-20-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,696
Posted By pfoto
I use Zbattery for my MP and the Sanyo batteries...

I use Zbattery for my MP and the Sanyo batteries have been very reliable:

http://www.zbattery.com/Sanyo-CR-1-3N-3V-Lithium-Battery?sc=2&category=3191
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-20-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 3,467
Posted By pfoto
Yes it is.

Yes it is.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-19-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,292
Posted By pfoto
The standard ASPH lens has a tab and the...

The standard ASPH lens has a tab and the characters "ASPH." scripted on the front rim. The LHSA ASPH has the script but no tab. It looks identical to the pre-ASPH version 1 lens but comes in both...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-17-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 3,467
Posted By pfoto
No. Leica assigns serial numbers in batches and...

No. Leica assigns serial numbers in batches and and some "newer" batches of numbers are used up before "older" batches of numbers. So you cannot trust the serial number. I had an M7 that I was...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-17-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 2,874
Posted By pfoto
Rigid Summicron 50/2. Optically identical to the...

Rigid Summicron 50/2. Optically identical to the DR but goes for less on the market. Get it CLA'd and it will give years of service - they don't make them like this any more. With careful looking...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-17-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,580
Posted By pfoto
I really like # 2 and 3, OP. Those rigid/DR...

I really like # 2 and 3, OP. Those rigid/DR Summicrons are just incredible lenses. Congratulations!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-17-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,433
Posted By pfoto
Yes the chrome and black paint lenses have brass...

Yes the chrome and black paint lenses have brass barrels and rings, heavier than the alloys the black lenses are made with. Some users will have you believe that they are better: more durable,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-16-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,303
Posted By pfoto
Good advice, and I have tried this to a certain...

Good advice, and I have tried this to a certain extent. The problem is that it is tedious and so I haven't done it in an organized enough fashion. But from what I've done I can't tell a difference...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-15-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,303
Posted By pfoto
Interesting. Has anyone made the choice between...

Interesting. Has anyone made the choice between the ASPH 35mm Summicron & Summilux? I use both and I'm trying to decide between them. The Summicron is looking good to me, both in terms of in-focus...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-13-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,712
Posted By pfoto
I think you did pretty well and that looks like a...

I think you did pretty well and that looks like a beautiful lens. I use a similar model and it is wonderful. Congratulations! :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-13-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 3,076
Posted By pfoto
I agree having had a similar experience. DAG...

I agree having had a similar experience. DAG CLA'd my rigid Summicron with exactly the same results, it is now like a new lens both in performance and feel. John definitely knows what he's doing...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-12-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,860
Posted By pfoto
No you're not missing anything (well, maybe you...

No you're not missing anything (well, maybe you are ;) ...). The first version of the lens has the word "Aspherical" scripted on the front rim and the second (current) version has the acronym...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-11-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,496
Posted By pfoto
To me it works well with an M. It isn't big, it...

To me it works well with an M. It isn't big, it weighs 430 g but balances exceedingly well on the camera. When I got it first it was used on an M7 and now it is used with a 0.85x MP, a terrific...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-11-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,496
Posted By pfoto
The 75mm forms an excellent pair with the 35mm. ...

The 75mm forms an excellent pair with the 35mm. I would pair the 90 with a 50mm lens. Having said that I don't have any photos but I've used Leica's 75/2 AA and 90/2 AA on both the M7 and MP and I...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-07-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2,788
Posted By pfoto
Have bought several items from Matsuiyastore and...

Have bought several items from Matsuiyastore and echo all the above comments. Noriaki is an excellent and reliable seller.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-07-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 7,278
Posted By pfoto
The M6TTL will too.

The M6TTL will too.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-07-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 3,771
Posted By pfoto
For travel the "thin" Tele-Elmarit or Hexanon-M...

For travel the "thin" Tele-Elmarit or Hexanon-M are probably the best. I have both and prefer the handling/ergonomics of the TE. I took a 75 rather than a 90 on my last trip and I could really have...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-28-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 7,278
Posted By pfoto
Good decision. I use a 0.85x MP and it is an...

Good decision. I use a 0.85x MP and it is an excellent all round camera. You don't need the TTL to use flash.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-28-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 4,499
Posted By pfoto
A 0.72x MP with a small 35mm lens such as a...

A 0.72x MP with a small 35mm lens such as a Summicron or a UC Hexanon.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-06-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,242
Posted By pfoto
The one that Marc linked to is chrome and so is...

The one that Marc linked to is chrome and so is of brass construction. A little heavier than the black but probably worth it. The lens has a UV filter on the front and the price is excellent -...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-04-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,419
Posted By pfoto
Recommended HC110 dilution for Neopan 1600...

Recommended HC110 dilution for Neopan 1600 (http://photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=00E1zO&tag=).
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-27-2008
Replies: 68
Views: 6,720
Posted By pfoto
@CSB 5858: I don't think so. It has nothing to...

@CSB 5858: I don't think so. It has nothing to do with bragging rights, and everything to do with the way the Noctilux draws the image. If Leica does make a "new" Noctilux it will likely as not be...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 04-22-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 2,583
Posted By pfoto
Finally I got to see the pictures and they are...

Finally I got to see the pictures and they are very good. I have seen a number before, perhaps in your gallery here? It is great to see images other than strict landscapes in the panoramic format. ...
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