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Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 154
Views: 50,233
Posted By lukx
Very nice images, Colton. Really capturing a...

Very nice images, Colton. Really capturing a Shore-esque flair in those. Makes me want to get my Canon 35 back from my brother who seems to consider it a permanent loan. Though the lens alone will...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 11-06-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 719
Posted By lukx
Simon I must say you are absolutely on fire...

Simon I must say you are absolutely on fire lately. Every thread I click on has been revived or at least contributed to by you. And now this. As a fellow German even I feel like i've learned...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-25-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 798
Posted By lukx
Thanks for the answers so far, guys. Erik, it...

Thanks for the answers so far, guys.

Erik, it was indeed not the best idea to post an example in portrait orientation. The link below the example leads to an album which has further examples. The...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-25-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 798
Posted By lukx
Yet another Leica M2 light leak (not the one everyone else seems to have)

Hi guys,

I have sporadically, but repeatedly, found light leaks on my negatives. These usually come and go, and I've had them show up in many different scenarios (bright sunny days, dimly lit...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-20-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 6,020
Posted By lukx
I like this one a lot, Vince, great composition...

I like this one a lot, Vince, great composition with a clear subject. This is a digital shot, I assume?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-19-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 6,020
Posted By lukx
Berlin

https://i.imgur.com/0GV997y.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/r8ahoLx.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/ORE9k4Y.jpg
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 55,364
Posted By lukx
I have not entirely figured out how the lens...

I have not entirely figured out how the lens behaves regarding focus shift wide open, but it does produce some nice images when focus is good... Bokeh can be a handful, but in a positive way I'd...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-11-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By lukx
Cannot really help because I never got this far...

Cannot really help because I never got this far into my V3 Summicron. But I am curious: was it easy to screw the optics block off the helicoid/focusing unit after removing the retaining ring in the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-02-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 960
Posted By lukx
I think there is either light leaking into your...

I think there is either light leaking into your camera or the shutter curtains are not synchronized very well. My bet is on the body.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-30-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 8,779
Posted By lukx
Yes, I also found the retaining ring to be quite...

Yes, I also found the retaining ring to be quite difficult to correctly adjust. Screw it in tight and the focusing is stiff or even seizes halfway through. Not tight enough and you must fear it...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-23-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 11,268
Posted By lukx
I have been checking regularly as I am also very...

I have been checking regularly as I am also very interested in these lenses. I hope there will be some tests soon! So far – nothing new...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-12-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 3,912
Posted By lukx
I got mine last year for 170€/$190 in rather nice...

I got mine last year for 170€/$190 in rather nice condition. And that included an original Leitz LTM adapter. A very competitive price it seems.
Forum: Nikon RF 12-12-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 3,912
Posted By lukx
I loved your article. Although you did it with an...

I loved your article. Although you did it with an S-mount lens, it helped me greatly with taking apart, cleaning and re-greasing my LTM version. So thanks a lot for taking the time and documenting...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-09-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 3,569
Posted By lukx
Nice images, the bokeh is very smooth on this...

Nice images, the bokeh is very smooth on this lens! No need to stop down it seems.
Forum: Nikon RF 10-31-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 3,912
Posted By lukx
It is a lovely lens. I just took it apart and...

It is a lovely lens. I just took it apart and gave it a nice clean and relube. The aperture blades were oily (no haze yet). Now it's nice, clean and smooth again. A great lens to work with because of...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-19-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By lukx
Yeah, this is an interesting topic. I have indeed...

Yeah, this is an interesting topic.
I have indeed found a very cool lens hood online:
https://www.shapeways.com/product/SZN6KRVZU/lens-hood-35mm-f2-summicron-m-canon-ltm

Sadly, it is not for sale...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-18-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By lukx
It's a lens that is produced and marketed by...

It's a lens that is produced and marketed by lomography.
You can buy it new here:
https://shop.lomography.com/en/jupiter-3-plus

It is closely related to the old jupiter-3 lenses, but uses modern...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-18-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,263
Posted By lukx
So, after trying for quite some time I have given...

So, after trying for quite some time I have given up for now.

I unscrewed the retaining ring in an effort to then be able to unscrew the optical block. After removing the retaining ring, I could not...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-12-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,263
Posted By lukx
Thank you Phil for this insight. I have ordered...

Thank you Phil for this insight. I have ordered the correct rubber stopper that should let me unscrew this ring. This operation would be necessary for any other investigation into this issue, so I am...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-11-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,263
Posted By lukx
Thanks for the replies. Wouldn't a wrongfully...

Thanks for the replies.

Wouldn't a wrongfully shimmed lens have focusing issues at all distances, at least when using a rangefinder and relying on the rf patch? A wrong shim would have the lens...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-10-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,263
Posted By lukx
Sorry for the extravagant font color. It should...

Sorry for the extravagant font color. It should be fixed now. I use the light grey theme and it seemed fine when I posted.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-10-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,263
Posted By lukx
Summicron 50 woes after service

Hi folks,

I am having trouble with my Summicron after I had it serviced together with my M2.
The M2 received a CLA, it seems fine. The lens had an oily dust-speck that was removed, the aperture...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-14-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,322
Posted By lukx
The funny thing is: copying a journalistic text...

The funny thing is: copying a journalistic text as you did for this post would be prohibited by article 11 of this new copyright law if I'm not mistaken. It is going to be very interesting to see how...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-30-2018
Replies: 121
Views: 4,939
Posted By lukx
I think it is!

Coming from a whippersnapper who rather recently entered the world of analog photography and found a new passion in rangefinders, I must say I definitely see RFF as a very relevant medium.

It is a...
Forum: Travel 08-20-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 8,560
Posted By lukx
What's important to you? I do not know your...

What's important to you? I do not know your desired level of comfort and budget. I'd say if you want breathtaking landscapes while maintaining a western level of comfort (prices included) go to New...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-31-2018
Replies: 1,560
Views: 199,687
Posted By lukx
Finally I can contribute an...

Finally I can contribute an image!


https://i.imgur.com/wQzdnbz.jpg
Portra 400, Leica M6, Summicron 50 (I think!)
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-25-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,445
Posted By lukx
I achieve good results scanning with my Fuji X-T1...

I achieve good results scanning with my Fuji X-T1 and a Micro-Nikkor 55 2.8 with ES-1 attached, plus adapters and tubes. This was the cheapest setup for me and is good for now.

Context on my...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-14-2018
Replies: 330
Views: 36,937
Posted By lukx
https://i.imgur.com/V8L8bxB.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/V8L8bxB.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-14-2018
Replies: 7,476
Views: 3,828,791
Posted By lukx
Leica M2, Summicron 50 V3, self portrait

This is my Leica, and I love it dearly. Not without quirks, in need of a CLA soon, but I enjoy taking photos with it immensely.


https://i.imgur.com/MRh5LDT.jpg
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 05-09-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,594
Posted By lukx
For this purpose I (6'2, 175 pounds) happily use...

For this purpose I (6'2, 175 pounds) happily use the 20L Peak Design Everyday Backpack for my Fuji and/or Leica gear. It is not perfect, but very good. Comfortable to wear over long stretches,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-24-2018
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,733
Posted By lukx
Hi there, first post in this forum! I am happy to...

Hi there, first post in this forum! I am happy to join this little community.

Over the last few weeks I have upgraded my kit, originally consisting of an M2 and a 50mm Summicron v.3, with these two...
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