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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-09-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,119
Posted By HenningW
Leica cameras compensate for lenses' (coded or...

Leica cameras compensate for lenses' (coded or assigned a code) vignetting and colour shading, but not for distortion.

The 21/3.4 has some distortion, but it's quite small and rarely a problem. The...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-16-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,455
Posted By HenningW
There are a few very wide lenses for M's I...

There are a few very wide lenses for M's I haven't used, but the ones under discussion I have.

I have and have had the 18/4 for about 8 years, and it's really quite good. However, since I've had...
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-31-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 12,404
Posted By HenningW
I don't have the FLE, nor have used it, but I...

I don't have the FLE, nor have used it, but I have had the others for various lengths of time and these examples fully corroborate my experiences. My late pre-ASPH's behaved exactly like this one (my...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 04-21-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 28,912
Posted By HenningW
Since the thing that annoyed me most about the M9...

Since the thing that annoyed me most about the M9 (and 8) was the sluggishness in various operations, the M240 is the camera for me. I'll keep the M9 for backup/second camera for a while, but it will...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-11-2012
Replies: 127
Views: 12,045
Posted By HenningW
In many ways this is just the camera I've been...

In many ways this is just the camera I've been waiting for since digital first came on the horizon. When the Kodak 760M came out, and I saw the output compared with contemporary colour cameras, I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-25-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 8,581
Posted By HenningW
For character, try something out of the old...

For character, try something out of the old Soviet factories. Every lens with character; usually every copy with a different character.

But seriously, trying Jupiter 35mm lenses might get you...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-25-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 10,710
Posted By HenningW
Leica said a year ago at the Wetzlar lisa meeting...

Leica said a year ago at the Wetzlar lisa meeting that they would be going to a CMOS sensor for the next camera. Kodak is also not going to develop any CCD sensor for Leica.

These things go hand in...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-30-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 8,074
Posted By HenningW
Since most of the money I've made from...

Since most of the money I've made from photography has come from architectural and construction subjects, apart from large format I've used a lot of shift lenses. I still have a Canon 35TS from the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-11-2011
Replies: 104
Views: 32,016
Posted By HenningW
A lot of the Noctilux out there have had little...

A lot of the Noctilux out there have had little use. Many have had multiple owners, but few shots taken with them. I too have had a couple since the first one came out. My current one, bought used...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-11-2011
Replies: 104
Views: 32,016
Posted By HenningW
I can't really offer any advice, even though I...

I can't really offer any advice, even though I have most of what's been discussed. I went from a couple of M8's to an M8 and an M9. I still use the M8 quite a bit, as I really like it with the MATE...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-27-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 4,148
Posted By HenningW
That doesn't make a lot of sense. Serial numbers...

That doesn't make a lot of sense. Serial numbers are well over 4,000,000 by now, and although not all serial numbers have had actual lenses attached to them most have. Leica has been making lenses...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-07-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,664
Posted By HenningW
I've tried the various speed cards in both M8 and...

I've tried the various speed cards in both M8 and M9, and while there is not a big difference between class 4, 6 and 10, the difference is there, especially between 4 and 6. I can get one more RAW...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-03-2011
Replies: 101
Views: 9,300
Posted By HenningW
The Leicas can take many pictures my FF SLRs...

The Leicas can take many pictures my FF SLRs can't because I'm not willing to drag that much size and weight around on a daily basis when I'm not sure that i'll need the SLRs.

There's room for...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-16-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 4,207
Posted By HenningW
There is no such thing as 'APO glass' or 'APO...

There is no such thing as 'APO glass' or 'APO elements'. Apochromatic correction refers to the system as a whole, meaning that a lens will focus three colours at the same plane (for a specific...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-12-2010
Replies: 71
Views: 11,482
Posted By HenningW
I have used both and definitely prefer the Elmar...

I have used both and definitely prefer the Elmar 2.8 (new version).

Henning
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-12-2010
Replies: 88
Views: 5,629
Posted By HenningW
Over the years the M4 was my favourite. I've had...

Over the years the M4 was my favourite. I've had most other M's except for the exotics, but the M4 did everything right for me. The M6 is the same (plus meter, which is ignorable, especially when...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-02-2010
Replies: 308
Views: 67,267
Posted By HenningW
The one in my hand. Henning

The one in my hand.

Henning
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-10-2010
Replies: 136
Views: 45,378
Posted By HenningW
I should mention that I have a wide selection of...

I should mention that I have a wide selection of lenses (20+) for both systems.

Henning
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-10-2010
Replies: 136
Views: 45,378
Posted By HenningW
I have and use both cameras. They are both very...

I have and use both cameras. They are both very good, and they are quite different. The Canon works better with the 300/2.8 and 17TSE, the M9 works better with the 21 and 50 Summilux.

I can't get...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-24-2010
Replies: 157
Views: 22,456
Posted By HenningW
I voted for the M4-2. I realize that personal...

I voted for the M4-2. I realize that personal prejudices come to the front in this, but I got a very early M4-2 (traded in my M5) mostly to get the winder. Both camera and winder were huge...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-09-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 2,272
Posted By HenningW
Fully agree. I tried one and while it was very...

Fully agree. I tried one and while it was very slightly better than the 15/8 Leica Hologon and as Tom mentioned focussed fully to infinity, it's not worth it as a user since the 15 Heliar came out....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-09-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 1,934
Posted By HenningW
I'm assuming here that what you refer to as...

I'm assuming here that what you refer to as 'true' wideangles are pure symmetrical wideangles. In that case, yes. The SA is very close to that, but even it doesn't follow the cos4th rule, vignetting...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-17-2010
Replies: 48
Views: 4,329
Posted By HenningW
There was no snow in Vancouver this year....

There was no snow in Vancouver this year. Probably because of the Winter Olympics. Maybe next year.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-17-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 15,920
Posted By HenningW
I've used nearly all of Leica's 90's at some time...

I've used nearly all of Leica's 90's at some time except the macro-Elmar, and the Thambar only for a couple of weeks. All are useable for something.

The 90AA was very sharp at longer distances and...
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-06-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 4,124
Posted By HenningW
I've tried many wide angle lenses for may formats...

I've tried many wide angle lenses for may formats and systems. Leica has sold a couple of near zero distortion lenses; the Super Angulons are the most commonly seen. The newer 21's have more...
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-06-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 3,581
Posted By HenningW
All the 50/1.4's that I've used have had...

All the 50/1.4's that I've used have had noticeable distortion, except for the 50/1.4 ASPH. Not that it doesn't have any, but it's quite a small amount. A couple of Nikon 50/1.4's for reflex,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-23-2009
Replies: 53
Views: 14,750
Posted By HenningW
I would certainly be interested in seeing a shot...

I would certainly be interested in seeing a shot taken with a $10 (new) zoom at 25,000 ISO that is as good as a Leica M9 shot taken with the outrageously expensive new Noctilux at 640 ISO.

...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-14-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 2,223
Posted By HenningW
OK. I have a different opinion. I have both...

OK. I have a different opinion. I have both Tri-Elmars since they came out, and use them a lot. If I'm outside, they are great and their versatility makes them extremely useful. You'd have a hard...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-03-2009
Replies: 238
Views: 37,118
Posted By HenningW
Strange that. I guess I have to trash all the...

Strange that. I guess I have to trash all the pictures I've taken with my M8's. My impression that some of them are great pictures must be mistaken.

I'll have to let the other people who've sold...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-02-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 4,167
Posted By HenningW
Hard to say for anyone but you. I love mine, but...

Hard to say for anyone but you.

I love mine, but I've had Leica RF's since 1962; probably about 20 or 25, and a lot of lenses. They are my favourite cameras. I've also shot with many other...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-02-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 4,167
Posted By HenningW
Have you worked with DNG's? It should be apparent...

Have you worked with DNG's? It should be apparent that they are not 8bit files. The compression does throw out some information, but they are not 8bit.

RD-1 files are quite useable in a number of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-26-2009
Replies: 56
Views: 12,669
Posted By HenningW
It has an aspherical element, and a shifting...

It has an aspherical element, and a shifting group but is not apochromatic. Not that it matters much.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-14-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,685
Posted By HenningW
Live view doesn't really work with CCD's. You...

Live view doesn't really work with CCD's. You need CMOS sensors for that at present, and you would have a different quality to the shots. Also, Live view creates serious lag, and that is something...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-09-2009
Replies: 127
Views: 9,284
Posted By HenningW
It's a stretch. Those guys (except Zeiss/Cosina)...

It's a stretch. Those guys (except Zeiss/Cosina) would also have to design lenses, unless they're only targeting M lens owners. It's hard to see how Nikon and Canon would be interested, especially...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-09-2009
Replies: 127
Views: 9,284
Posted By HenningW
and miss out on a substantial upgrade in...

and miss out on a substantial upgrade in quality???

The dark ages are comforting, but they're dark.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-09-2009
Replies: 127
Views: 9,284
Posted By HenningW
12/12/2012 will clearly be the announcement of...

12/12/2012 will clearly be the announcement of the final iteration; the ultimate M and the perfect camera.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-08-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 2,761
Posted By HenningW
Well, Roger, I haven't used it for 13 years, but...

Well, Roger, I haven't used it for 13 years, but the last 3 years have been quite good. :)

I'm quite happy with my M8's, and while I would like to use some lenses like the WATE and 21 Lux on the M9,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-04-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 987
Posted By HenningW
Your most cost effective option is to find a...

Your most cost effective option is to find a camera with the .58 built in. Swapping it out later would probably raise your total investment to over $2000.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-04-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By HenningW
The Canons are generally quite good examples of...

The Canons are generally quite good examples of their era, but can have more centering issues than Leica lenses of the time. I used a 35/2 for a number of years in the early 70's.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-04-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,525
Posted By HenningW
In the early 70's I had a couple of M4's...

In the early 70's I had a couple of M4's (consecutive serial numbers; didn't think about collectors at that time) and sold one to get an M5 when those came out. That was a mistake. Nice meter, liked...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-31-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 3,098
Posted By HenningW
Yeah, but with the folded optic 20-200 f/11 zoom...

Yeah, but with the folded optic 20-200 f/11 zoom it'll be be the size of an iphone.

Another thing... if you have the pixel density of the 7D scaled up to FF, you get a 45Mp sensor. That'll challenge...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-31-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 3,104
Posted By HenningW
Look at 54sec and 58sec... That's no M8 or 8.2.

Look at 54sec and 58sec...

That's no M8 or 8.2.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-30-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 3,208
Posted By HenningW
Yup. A luddite. ;) Your first bunch of...

Yup. A luddite. ;)

Your first bunch of 'reasons' are for the most part not accurate or not relevant, but as with most of people posting in this thread, whatever conclusion you come to should be...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-24-2009
Replies: 81
Views: 8,376
Posted By HenningW
While I certainly have had some just shot rolls...

While I certainly have had some just shot rolls of film that don't need spotting etc, that is more the exception than the rule. If I scan correctly, and have exposed and developed correctly, little...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-22-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 3,097
Posted By HenningW
I guess it just comes down to how fast your...

I guess it just comes down to how fast your subject is moving relative to your dof and ability to focus, and I'm not going to try going after butterflies with the 200 micro. However, I have been...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-21-2009
Replies: 152
Views: 46,807
Posted By HenningW
Yes it would, but as I noted it's in the center...

Yes it would, but as I noted it's in the center and in relatively warm light. In those circumstances there does seem to be a 1/2 stop difference. If you take the transmission averaged over the frame...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 08-20-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 820
Posted By HenningW
I use a 6x12 back on Cambo Wides with 35 and 65...

I use a 6x12 back on Cambo Wides with 35 and 65 Grandagons and 47 SA-XL, all with centre filters most of the time. You might get away without one on the 65 if you're shooting a wide latitude film and...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-20-2009
Replies: 47
Views: 5,381
Posted By HenningW
Terry, you know I respect your opinions, and...

Terry, you know I respect your opinions, and there are definitely some things that the EP-1 does better than the G1. But for my purposes, the G1 does things better overall. At some point, and...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-20-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 3,097
Posted By HenningW
I still have a number of MF Nikon lenses, and...

I still have a number of MF Nikon lenses, and have tried some on the G1. As I also have many Leica M lenses, I generally don't use the Nikon lenses that I also have in M; ie, I don't use my 28/2...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-19-2009
Replies: 47
Views: 5,381
Posted By HenningW
The G1 EVF might be small, but it's higher...

The G1 EVF might be small, but it's higher resolution than the LCD.

I'm pretty happy with the G1, and don't have any trouble focussing it or composing either with the EVF or the LCD; the latter...
Forum: Off Topic 08-19-2009
Replies: 128
Views: 5,935
Posted By HenningW
Doing penance in a Subaru Impreza since I crashed...

Doing penance in a Subaru Impreza since I crashed my GT3 on a track last year:

http://www.archiphoto.com/Various/GT3/source/img_5714.htm
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-19-2009
Replies: 152
Views: 46,807
Posted By HenningW
I used to have a 50/1.5 Nokton. Unfortunately I...

I used to have a 50/1.5 Nokton. Unfortunately I never liked the look of the images very much, and when it started having mechanical issues I had it fixed and sold it. I had a 50/1.2 Noctilux a long...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-13-2009
Replies: 136
Views: 8,716
Posted By HenningW
Trying to define 'reality' is largely a no-win...

Trying to define 'reality' is largely a no-win proposition, even though it is fun trying to do it. Years of studying physics with some philosophy studies thrown in has certainly shown that.

A...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-13-2009
Replies: 136
Views: 8,716
Posted By HenningW
Sorry, I didn't really address this. Yes, the...

Sorry, I didn't really address this.

Yes, the abstraction that is B&W is enhanced often by 'fudging' detail through grain, just as severe contrast or other techniques can do that.

I think that one...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-13-2009
Replies: 136
Views: 8,716
Posted By HenningW
I meant that it is only a nominal reality for the...

I meant that it is only a nominal reality for the purposes of this discussion. Of course it is a two dimensional reality describing a fixed angle of view from a fixed viewing position captured in a...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-13-2009
Replies: 136
Views: 8,716
Posted By HenningW
The thing is, we really have nothing to measure...

The thing is, we really have nothing to measure it against. Grain was not part of the equation until enlargement started, which happened approximately in the 1920's. Grain became a fact of life;...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-12-2009
Replies: 136
Views: 8,716
Posted By HenningW
Note the quotes I used.

Note the quotes I used.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-12-2009
Replies: 136
Views: 8,716
Posted By HenningW
I think we should be clear on this: grain is...

I think we should be clear on this: grain is noise. It is a specific type of noise introduced by a specific emulsion composition developed in a specific way and scanned/printed a certain way. We have...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-12-2009
Replies: 136
Views: 8,716
Posted By HenningW
Definitely, B+W is overused. Heliopan should be...

Definitely, B+W is overused. Heliopan should be given more of a chance.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-27-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 2,408
Posted By HenningW
Batteries and chargers

Ansmann makes a universal charger that charges pretty much any battery. I usually carry one of these in addition to one original for each type of battery I take on a trip; that way I have backup. I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-24-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,369
Posted By HenningW
All of the considered lenses are fine, and the...

All of the considered lenses are fine, and the resolution of all will never be of concern - except the Elmarit non-ASPH. In my opinion that one was a disgrace. I had one for a bit (but I sure didn't...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-30-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 2,076
Posted By HenningW
I'll go along with that. I've had pretty much...

I'll go along with that. I've had pretty much every version of Leica 90's except the 3 element Elmarit. I sold the AA because it just wasn't getting any use.

For my 90 needs, I now use the thin T-E....
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-26-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 7,116
Posted By HenningW
Yes, the hood from the 35 Summilux works fine,...

Yes, the hood from the 35 Summilux works fine, and doesn't vignette with film either. For the M8 you can also use a 46mm filter ring (filter without glass) as a very short 'hood' which will keep dirt...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-15-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 824
Posted By HenningW
Lens & Shutter will handle it for you as well as...

Lens & Shutter will handle it for you as well as Leo's, but as noted above, NJ is the closest where it will actually get done. Some stuff is still better sent to Solms directly.

Henning
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-11-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 762
Posted By HenningW
To check for vignetting, open the back of the...

To check for vignetting, open the back of the camera, lock the shutter open on B with a cable release, and look through the front and back, in particular, through the corners of the frame. With and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-09-2009
Replies: 81
Views: 4,483
Posted By HenningW
So how many F6's does Nikon make per month? They...

So how many F6's does Nikon make per month?

They should be selling a lot, since the F6 is cheaper than the Leicas.

A revived M2 is likely to cost more than an MP: the newer stuff that the MP has on...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 06-02-2009
Replies: 78
Views: 16,094
Posted By HenningW
True, Roundshot don't make film cameras...

True, Roundshot don't make film cameras anymore.

Yes, the 28mm lens is too short for some shots. The 50mm lens on a Noblex 150 is too long for some shots, and too short for others. That's the way it...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 06-01-2009
Replies: 78
Views: 16,094
Posted By HenningW
Experience with panos

At first (1960's) I had a Widelux; I forget which version but got an F7 in the late 70's. All Widelux I've tried have had banding issues to some degree or other. With my F7 I had to dry shoot it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-29-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 5,895
Posted By HenningW
It's the smallest. It sticks out less than 1/4"...

It's the smallest. It sticks out less than 1/4" from the front of the camera. When using it some people thought I didn't have a lens on the camera at all.

BTW, it does fit on the M8. But there's no...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-26-2009
Replies: 77
Views: 7,520
Posted By HenningW
None were made in Germany. Some of the last might...

None were made in Germany. Some of the last might say 'Made in Germany', but the lens was designed and manufactured in Canada. At the end the lens cells were sent to Germany from Raytheon (formerly...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-25-2009
Replies: 53
Views: 4,118
Posted By HenningW
I forgot to mention that some of the differences...

I forgot to mention that some of the differences are very slight, and the 21 CV is so good (if centered correctly) that it can compete quite well with the others from f/4. For the money, and to see...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-25-2009
Replies: 53
Views: 4,118
Posted By HenningW
I also had the 19 for a while; I'd had the 21/4...

I also had the 19 for a while; I'd had the 21/4 Super Angulon but found the 19 Canon a fair bit better. The 21/3.4 Super Angulon bested both by a fair margin. It was my main rangefinder 21 for a long...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-20-2009
Replies: 113
Views: 8,892
Posted By HenningW
Nope. You have it backwards. If dof is calculated...

Nope. You have it backwards. If dof is calculated using the same 'on sensor, on film' criteria, it is the same at the same f/stops. If dof is calculated using the same 'on 8x10 print from full...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-19-2009
Replies: 245
Views: 59,861
Posted By HenningW
It'll block a fair bit. A 1.5 Nokton blocks some;...

It'll block a fair bit. A 1.5 Nokton blocks some; this will definitely block more. This lens is very close in size to the first f/1 Noctilux. If flare performance is reasonable, maybe you could...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-14-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 3,354
Posted By HenningW
The only collapsible lens I'm not sure about is...

The only collapsible lens I'm not sure about is the old 90mm/4 collapsible Elmar; all other collapsible and deep lenses fit, including the Hologon and Super Angulons.

Henning
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-05-2009
Replies: 7,561
Views: 3,887,732
Posted By HenningW
M's and 21's

My 21/3.4 was off on vacation.

Yes, I have some other focal lengths as well.

Henning
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-05-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,558
Posted By HenningW
Usually I want some internet capability, writing...

Usually I want some internet capability, writing capability and quick shot review capability on a trip. An Asus 901 provides that for me now, along with two Western Digital Passport USB powered...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-05-2009
Replies: 127
Views: 9,428
Posted By HenningW
I shoot mostly digital now, with M8's and 5D MkI...

I shoot mostly digital now, with M8's and 5D MkI and II. Each excels in certain areas, and not always where you'd expect but for this type of shooting I'd go with film. Preferably 800 colour negative...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-22-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 2,910
Posted By HenningW
I'm sorry Roland; I guess it didn't come out...

I'm sorry Roland; I guess it didn't come out properly in my comments but I found the older f/1.9 lens to be better and more useable on the M8 than the new f/2. The older lens had better resolution...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-21-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,687
Posted By HenningW
Unfortunately, that's not true. The transmission...

Unfortunately, that's not true. The transmission for some wavelengths is much less than 99%, let alone 99.9% and the doubling of the filters can make that obvious.

There is no reason to have a UV...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-21-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,687
Posted By HenningW
Apochromats focus three wavelengths to the same...

Apochromats focus three wavelengths to the same plane. How far off the focus plane the rest of the wavengths focus is not defined. For process lenses that can be quite far and make the lenses...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-21-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 3,258
Posted By HenningW
On my first M8 the lens backfocussed to the...

On my first M8 the lens backfocussed to the extent that I wasn't confident enough to use it much. When I got my second body, it focussed perfectly. Since I then had two bodies, i sent one (the first)...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-21-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 2,910
Posted By HenningW
I've now tried two copies of the CV 28/2. They...

I've now tried two copies of the CV 28/2. They were essentially equal, and both disappointing. They matched your description in most regards. They had better contrast than the older 28/1.9 but both...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-09-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 973
Posted By HenningW
I've used most 21's that have been on the market...

I've used most 21's that have been on the market in the last 50 years, and all of Leica's. I have 5 currently. The poorest of the Leica's was the pre-asph Elmarit, followed by the first SA.

The...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-07-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,084
Posted By HenningW
The alignment of the glass in the goggles is...

The alignment of the glass in the goggles is important for focussing. If they are misaligned, the image that is sent to the rotating prism (it's usually the round eyes that are out of whack) is off...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-20-2009
Replies: 57
Views: 12,865
Posted By HenningW
I use PEC pads and various little home made...

I use PEC pads and various little home made paddles, Eclipse and similar and the Sensor Loupe from visibledust.com. The loupe reduces the total time of the procedure by a factor of about four to a...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-20-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 3,458
Posted By HenningW
I had a 90 AA since it came out until a year ago....

I had a 90 AA since it came out until a year ago. Great performance, but it didn't focus accurately on my M8's. I tried getting it adjusted, but I never did get it to work correctly. I also have a...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-04-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 4,535
Posted By HenningW
I found him initially on ebay, but for the second...

I found him initially on ebay, but for the second purchase e-mailed him directly.

Both transactions were problem free.

Henning
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-04-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 4,535
Posted By HenningW
I've had a couple of private messages requesting...

I've had a couple of private messages requesting the seller I got my batteries from. This is the guy.

Again, these batteries have been as good as the OEM ones for me, and I paid (with shipping)...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-04-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 2,611
Posted By HenningW
Great pictures; each one has its charms. I was...

Great pictures; each one has its charms.

I was in Marrakech in '67 with a IIIg and Ig; my fastest lens was a 50 Summicron and my film was mostly Kodachrome II (ASA 25) with a couple of rolls of High...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-03-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 4,535
Posted By HenningW
I've bought a total of 8 batteries from...

I've bought a total of 8 batteries from [email protected], and all have been good. They've lasted longer than the Leica brand batteries.

There's no way I'm paying $150 a battery here instead of...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-03-2009
Replies: 56
Views: 5,687
Posted By HenningW
I was talking about dark conditions. 1600 ISO,...

I was talking about dark conditions. 1600 ISO, 1/4 sec at f/1, for example. These are bright. The Canon does well in bright conditions. I only use the center focus point.

Very nice pictures,...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-02-2009
Replies: 56
Views: 5,687
Posted By HenningW
I don't have the Canon f/1, but the 50/1.2...

I don't have the Canon f/1, but the 50/1.2 doesn't do that well. I can certainly focus the Leica (irrespective of lens, of course) better in very dark conditions. i know this is somewhat subjective...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-02-2009
Replies: 56
Views: 5,687
Posted By HenningW
I've had the 5D since it came out, and now the...

I've had the 5D since it came out, and now the MkII. I also have a couple of M8's. I generally prefer the images I get with the M8's, but that's probably in large part because I take different types...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-22-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 3,362
Posted By HenningW
Be careful and keep track of everything. I've...

Be careful and keep track of everything. I've travelled in many countries with Leicas over the past 45 years including North Africa, Middle East and South and Central America. No Leicas went missing,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-22-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 2,426
Posted By HenningW
I ordered one when I got back from Photokina....

I ordered one when I got back from Photokina. None in the pipeline yet, according to anyone I can get hold of. My dealer got the UV/IR filter in, so I'm hoping the lens will follow shortly.

I've...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-17-2009
Replies: 63
Views: 4,390
Posted By HenningW
I should preface this by stating that I started...

I should preface this by stating that I started with a IIIg and Ig and a bunch of lenses, then when the M4 came out sold my screw mount kit and went M. When the M5 came out, I sold one of my M4's for...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-14-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 2,021
Posted By HenningW
As others have said, get what you really want....

As others have said, get what you really want. That, you'll never regret.

I use 28mm more on my M8's than any other focal length. Mostly I use the Summicron, and when I'm outside in good light the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-16-2008
Replies: 135
Views: 18,240
Posted By HenningW
No, I'm not interested. 1) it would be clunky...

No, I'm not interested.

1) it would be clunky because of the additional thickness, etc.

2) it would probably be 1.5x crop because the likelihood of having access to the technology that makes the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-16-2008
Replies: 93
Views: 11,051
Posted By HenningW
I think the idea of a 'wind lever' is silly. The...

I think the idea of a 'wind lever' is silly. The camera is just fine the way it is.

When the M4 came out with it's lever I thought it was the greatest thing to that point, and I liked it way better...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-16-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,074
Posted By HenningW
I've used many different 21's, including the SA...

I've used many different 21's, including the SA f/3.4 and f/4, 21/2.8 non-asph and ASPH, Ricoh f/3.5, CV f/4, Zeiss f/2.8 and new and old f/4.5's, WATE. Not all on the M8, but most including the...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-03-2008
Replies: 155
Views: 23,428
Posted By HenningW
It won't be dark. Your DOF will increase, but...

It won't be dark. Your DOF will increase, but just as you expect an f/8 exposure to be as well exposed as an f/2 exposure, so an LCD (whether on the back or in the VF) will show the scene equally...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-09-2008
Replies: 149
Views: 16,327
Posted By HenningW
If -- the new 21/1.4 performs like the 28/2 or...

If -- the new 21/1.4 performs like the 28/2 or the 75/2 and
If -- it doesn't block the rangefinder and viewfinder

Then I'll start saving and selling and whatever to get one. I've been waiting for...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-23-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 3,318
Posted By HenningW
It is not 'coding' if you mean the six binary...

It is not 'coding' if you mean the six binary dots. It does add a couple of bits of information though, and so it adds to the information the lens sends to the camera, so it is coding in that sense....
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 08-22-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,282
Posted By HenningW
The Noblex line is actually the best example of...

The Noblex line is actually the best example of the type of camera you specify. There are a couple of other 120 swing lens cameras, but all are inferior to the Noblex. Yours could probably be...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 08-22-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2,340
Posted By HenningW
I do various pano things. Xpan, Noblex 150U,...

I do various pano things. Xpan, Noblex 150U, Roundshot 220-28, CamboWide with 35 on 6x12 and Horizon 202. Years ago I started with a Widelux F7 when it came out; always had to dry shoot about 50...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-22-2008
Replies: 48
Views: 4,440
Posted By HenningW
Thanks very much for the tip. Like others, I'm...

Thanks very much for the tip. Like others, I'm quite interested and will get one. How do you decide which two contacts to charge to? I see 4 contacts on the battery, with no identifying markers. i've...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-22-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 3,318
Posted By HenningW
The coded camera has 189 permutations to work...

The coded camera has 189 permutations to work from as the frame selector tab has three positions. The Tri-Elmar, for example makes use of this as it has one code, but three tab positions to help the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-22-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,602
Posted By HenningW
I use the Milich filter adapter and Cornerfix,...

I use the Milich filter adapter and Cornerfix, and either the 15mm CV finder or the WATE finder. The WATE finder is nice because it has a bubble level, and the 16mm frame lines are very accurate but...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-14-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,555
Posted By HenningW
I really appreciate closer focussing lenses,...

I really appreciate closer focussing lenses, especially the .7 to 1m range. For a while I didn't have a 50 that focussed closer, and I found myself using the 75 Summilux a lot more because of that....
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-14-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 2,437
Posted By HenningW
Some lenses need them; some don't. Longer lenses...

Some lenses need them; some don't. Longer lenses with reasonably wide, easily felt focussing rings don't need them. Lenses like the pre-asph 35 Summicrons definitely do. My first gen Tri-Elmar does,...
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-14-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 4,221
Posted By HenningW
I've usually had a 135; at present I have a Tele...

I've usually had a 135; at present I have a Tele Elmar and an Elmarit. On film cameras I used the Tele Elmar at times when I didn't want to carry an SLR but wanted a bit more reach, mostly on trips,...
Forum: Travel 07-14-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 2,268
Posted By HenningW
A couple of years ago I was in Egypt, including...

A couple of years ago I was in Egypt, including boating up the Nile and visiting various other areas.

I had a couple of cameras with me and a bunch of lenses from 12 to 135. One camera usually had a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-07-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 3,544
Posted By HenningW
Over the years I've used or had most Leica...

Over the years I've used or had most Leica lenses. I did have the 90AA from the time it came out until a month ago, and while I used it quite a bit with film I've used it hardly at all with the M8....
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-19-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 4,646
Posted By HenningW
I'm assuming you used an IR/UV blocking filter....

I'm assuming you used an IR/UV blocking filter. If so, the colours should be quite accurate. If you didn't, you'll get a lot of IR contamination, especially indoors and the colours will not be...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 779
Posted By HenningW
There is an old 'barndoor' hood made for the...

There is an old 'barndoor' hood made for the Summicron (and Summitar), but I don't know of any for the Summilux.

BTW, the 'barndoor' hoods, while quite effective, are rather large and bulky when on...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-12-2008
Replies: 111
Views: 12,137
Posted By HenningW
I've found my M8 to be completely reliable, but a...

I've found my M8 to be completely reliable, but a good friend has gone through a number. My Canon D60 was terrible, and had to be returned numerous times for adjustment/repair.

At present I still...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-12-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2,625
Posted By HenningW
I've had both lenses since they came out, and...

I've had both lenses since they came out, and have used both extensively on film and digital. On the 15 I use a Milich LT-M adapteer and jam a 39mm filter into the 'hood' and on the 12 I use the 77mm...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-09-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 3,371
Posted By HenningW
Transcend has both SDHC and regular SD 4Gb cards....

Transcend has both SDHC and regular SD 4Gb cards. The ones to get are the 150x regular SD 4Gb cards.

They are called 150x, but in fact are not as fast as the Sandisk Ultra II 2Gb cards. Fastest, and...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-26-2008
Replies: 63
Views: 7,031
Posted By HenningW
I would and I did. I've had Leicas for over 40...

I would and I did.

I've had Leicas for over 40 years; other cameras have come and some have gone but I always enjoy shooting Leicas the most.

The M8 functions like a film Leica. Yes, the noise is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-23-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 4,254
Posted By HenningW
....when you set them down. Henning

....when you set them down.

Henning
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-08-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 8,900
Posted By HenningW
All collapsible lenses can be used safely on the...

All collapsible lenses can be used safely on the M8, except possibly the old 90/4 Elmar. Haven't tried that one.

Henning
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-11-2008
Replies: 79
Views: 4,236
Posted By HenningW
1-12, 2-15's, 1-17, 3-21's, WATE, 1-28, TE,...

1-12, 2-15's, 1-17, 3-21's, WATE, 1-28, TE, 2-35's, 6-50's, 2-75's, 2-90's, 2-135's, plus numerous Viso items.

Sometimes I go out with just one lens; with the M8 usually something like the 28/2 or...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-03-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 1,160
Posted By HenningW
Please read the rest of the post. The problem...

Please read the rest of the post. The problem lies with using multiple cameras. Try using a couple or three M5's at the same time. That's when the concept of 'stupid' arises.

Henning
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-03-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 1,160
Posted By HenningW
There were/are some nice things about the M5; the...

There were/are some nice things about the M5; the shutter speed dial and the readout were really good. The flappy arm which sometimes rid itself of the photocell and the rewind weren't that good. At...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-03-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 1,410
Posted By HenningW
I got an M4-2 to go along with the M4's I had at...

I got an M4-2 to go along with the M4's I had at the time to replace the M5 that I never got along with (and that couldn't take Fuji film).

The first one had a shutter that jammed and was replaced....
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-28-2008
Replies: 98
Views: 3,077
Posted By HenningW
I use Canon DSLR's and a Leica M8. With a Canon,...

I use Canon DSLR's and a Leica M8. With a Canon, you have to expose further 'to the right' than with the Leica. Meaning that the histogram has to make full use of the highlight area, whereas it's...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-06-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 2,938
Posted By HenningW
The above is not particularly clear. What I meant...

The above is not particularly clear. What I meant is that you should set the distance measured at the near f/8 (or whatever) dof mark, instead of the central line or arrow indicating the point of...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-06-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 2,938
Posted By HenningW
IR focus shift depends on various lens factors as...

IR focus shift depends on various lens factors as well as the part of the spectrum being imaged. SFX is not that IR sensitive, so not as much shift as usual is to be expected.

As a starting point, I...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-28-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,095
Posted By HenningW
I've lived in some extreme climates. Once place...

I've lived in some extreme climates. Once place had temperatures of -50 Celsius every winter, and got to +45 Celsius regularly in the summer. Fortunately a very dry climate. There were a number of...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-23-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 943
Posted By HenningW
Yes, Dave I do wear glasses. All the time. To...

Yes, Dave I do wear glasses. All the time. To keep from running into things and to make the most of my Leica glass...

If you can get the chance, try to find someone or somewhere where there are the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-22-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 943
Posted By HenningW
The Zeiss 21 is the best one, but it has sharp...

The Zeiss 21 is the best one, but it has sharp corners and is fairly large, so is easier to hook on something.

The CV is a more than capable substitute for the old Hologon. The only things that the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-22-2008
Replies: 66
Views: 3,343
Posted By HenningW
I only shoot RAW. For two reasons: First, since...

I only shoot RAW. For two reasons:

First, since I got Lightroom, making jpegs as necessary is extremely simple after the fact, as I can do a whole shoot in a short while, with higher quality than...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-22-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 943
Posted By HenningW
I use the 12, 15 and 21mm VC lenses on an M8, and...

I use the 12, 15 and 21mm VC lenses on an M8, and have all those finders as well as some others including the 15mm and 16mm Hologon finders.

Firstly, the 15 and 21mm VC finders do not show the same...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-21-2007
Replies: 110
Views: 13,674
Posted By HenningW
For Digital (work and pleasure): Canon DSLRs and...

For Digital (work and pleasure): Canon DSLRs and Leica M8.

Film: Various M's and Hexar RF, Nikon mf SLRs, Canon EOS. Medium format Mamiya 6's, SWC, Mamiya 645 (hardly ever anymore). Large Format...
Forum: Other RF 11-13-2007
Replies: 171
Views: 13,813
Posted By HenningW
Rangefinder: Leica M4 Leica M6TTL LHSA Leica...

Rangefinder:

Leica M4
Leica M6TTL LHSA
Leica M7
Leica MDa
Leica M8
Hexar RF (2)
Mamiya 6 (2) with 3 lenses
Fuji TX-1 with 3 lenses
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-05-2007
Replies: 48
Views: 4,410
Posted By HenningW
Dr. Kaufmann seems to think it probably will....

Dr. Kaufmann seems to think it probably will. Didn't mention IS though.

Henning
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-05-2007
Replies: 151
Views: 9,163
Posted By HenningW
Alpa machining and manufacturing is not like...

Alpa machining and manufacturing is not like Cambo, Horseman, or Linhof or even Sinar. I have no experience with Silvestri.

I have used a new Alpa, and I have a Roundshot, which is the company that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-05-2007
Replies: 151
Views: 9,163
Posted By HenningW
With respect to stockholder value, that is now a...

With respect to stockholder value, that is now a moot point since Leica is essentially a privately held company again.

Other points: Dr. Kaufmann has said that Leica will announce a number of new...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-22-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,926
Posted By HenningW
I've used Loctite on a couple of lens/adapter...

I've used Loctite on a couple of lens/adapter pairs for lenses that I would probably not use on a screw mount body. The one to use is blue loctite; stay away from the green one. Red should also be...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 10-05-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 3,790
Posted By HenningW
The framelines in the M8 are as accurate (or...

The framelines in the M8 are as accurate (or inaccurate) as they've always been for M cameras. They've always been accurate at the closest focus, and showed more as the distance increases. The higher...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-04-2007
Replies: 144
Views: 20,737
Posted By HenningW
Unfortunately, this attitude/clerk snobbishness...

Unfortunately, this attitude/clerk snobbishness thing isn't restricted to Leica. Any camera brand and item, or for that matter, any item in any specialty store can bring it on.

It's a problem with...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-03-2007
Replies: 144
Views: 20,737
Posted By HenningW
In stores that I know well, I always get treated...

In stores that I know well, I always get treated well by people who know me. Occasionally when none of the longer serving clerks are available a new clerk tries the overbearing treatment on me. I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-03-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,001
Posted By HenningW
I don't have a CL or CLE, but I do have the 21/4...

I don't have a CL or CLE, but I do have the 21/4 CV, Leica 21 ASPH and WATE. I haven't had the WATE that long (about a month), but I've compared it to the other lenses, as well as to the 21/4.5...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-03-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 10,014
Posted By HenningW
The 1.108 firmware is for the newest cameras,...

The 1.108 firmware is for the newest cameras, wherever they are sent. It is not a geographic thing. There are 'new' components in the camera, and therefore the firmware is changed, but that is due to...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 10-03-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 3,790
Posted By HenningW
After getting a chance to test the M8 last year,...

After getting a chance to test the M8 last year, I had intended to wait for a B&W version. Due to other circumstances I got the garden variety. But if Leica made a 10+ Mp B&W camera similar to the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-18-2007
Replies: 60
Views: 4,054
Posted By HenningW
My lenses are better than your lenses. Discuss....

My lenses are better than your lenses. Discuss....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-04-2007
Replies: 97
Views: 11,950
Posted By HenningW
Besides giving you the best quality the camera is...

Besides giving you the best quality the camera is capable of, DNG is also faster. The buffer clears significantly faster and your images are ready for chimping sooner if you shoot DNG. JPEG is a fair...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 06-20-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 2,563
Posted By HenningW
I've shot with a number of panoramic format...

I've shot with a number of panoramic format cameras, including a Wielux. It was an F7, but the optics are similar. The Widelux was one I fought with a lot, due to banding issues. I had 4 different...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-29-2007
Replies: 308
Views: 34,763
Posted By HenningW
The CV lenses have a lot going for them, and I...

The CV lenses have a lot going for them, and I happily use a number of them. The 12 is of course unique, and the 15 almost (unique???). I wouldn't be without them.

When you get into the range where...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-05-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,437
Posted By HenningW
I've used a couple of different storage devices,...

I've used a couple of different storage devices, including the Epson 2000. A great screen, but poor battery life and quite slow, and not that cheap. The main reason to get it, or the 4000 is really...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-28-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,840
Posted By HenningW
I use Sandisk Ultra II 2gb cards and Transcend...

I use Sandisk Ultra II 2gb cards and Transcend 150x 4gb cards. The latter are, as far as I know, the only non-SDHC 4Gb cards.

They all work fine. I use 2 Nexto units to store images. Quite...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-23-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 2,316
Posted By HenningW
I've had the first version (1960) and the second...

I've had the first version (1960) and the second version (1969). Optically they were only slightly different and the mount was essentially the same. Sometime in the 80's (?) the mount changed and the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-21-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 4,588
Posted By HenningW
I don't know about the old 50/2.8, but an old...

I don't know about the old 50/2.8, but an old 50/3.5 nickel from a Leica standard is also OK. A SA/3.4 works. I still haven't bothered to check the Hologon 15, but it wouldn't be much use anyway. I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-15-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 2,706
Posted By HenningW
The laptop I'm writing this on had its battery...

The laptop I'm writing this on had its battery replaced due to a recall because of possible overheating/fire due to internal shorting. Personally, I've never had a battery cause a fire if installed...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-13-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 2,725
Posted By HenningW
This is a bit like the foot for the Vivitar 283...

This is a bit like the foot for the Vivitar 283 flash which sold in the millions. It had a plastic foot that could break off with a decent whack on the flash. So some aftermarket wizards brought out...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-01-2007
Replies: 159
Views: 9,407
Posted By HenningW
I used the Konica at the same time I had my...

I used the Konica at the same time I had my current v4 Summicron, and my experience was nearly the opposite of yours. With respect to the price, I fully agree.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-01-2007
Replies: 159
Views: 9,407
Posted By HenningW
I've had and used both the 3.5 and 2.8 Summaron,...

I've had and used both the 3.5 and 2.8 Summaron, 3.5 Elmar, Canon 35/2, all Summirons and a couple of old Summilux's and have used the CV 35/1.2, 1.7 and 2.5, Zeiss 35/2, and Konica 35/2. At present...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-30-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 3,447
Posted By HenningW
I have or have had pretty much all the lenses...

I have or have had pretty much all the lenses discussed. I've shot with the M8 and 75/1.4 and 90 AA for a while last year and have to say I was much happier with the 75/1.4. I didn't have the 75/2 at...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-23-2007
Replies: 49
Views: 10,198
Posted By HenningW
The Heliopan 8025 filter has its 50% transmission...

The Heliopan 8025 filter has its 50% transmission point at about 675nm, and less than 5% transmission at 700nm, so it should work quite well; very little IR will pass.

I'm ordering some. Note that...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-23-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,541
Posted By HenningW
Film does not respond the same as human vision

Pretty well all film has much greater UV sensitivity than your retina. Also, even apart from the UV response, there is no film that has the same spectral response in the visible region as any...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-14-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 2,564
Posted By HenningW
When I had the camera to try in August I noticed...

When I had the camera to try in August I noticed its IR sensitivity immediately, and tried it with a Leica IR filter (89b equiv) and a B+W 093 (87 equiv), as well as true 89b and 87 series gel...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-28-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 3,632
Posted By HenningW
Having used both the M8 and the RD-1, I'd have to...

Having used both the M8 and the RD-1, I'd have to say that that is nonsense. The M8 is a huge advance, and if the RD-1 was worth $3000 a couple of years ago, the Leica M8 is definitely worth $5000...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-16-2006
Replies: 146
Views: 14,847
Posted By HenningW
hhmmmmm........... Link now says 'not found on...

hhmmmmm...........

Link now says 'not found on this server', and I can't get any access at all to his site. Must have pulled it.

There was definitely an embargo on posting images or parts of images...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-15-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 11,693
Posted By HenningW
I can't see any need for it myself. I've gone...

I can't see any need for it myself. I've gone over 40 years shooting with Leicas without having the focal length imprinted on the film; I can live without it now. I'm sure there is some benefit to...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-15-2006
Replies: 61
Views: 16,360
Posted By HenningW
But he gave it back toot sweet. Henning

But he gave it back toot sweet.

Henning
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-15-2006
Replies: 61
Views: 16,360
Posted By HenningW
Tom A. is a good friend of mine. Besides shooting...

Tom A. is a good friend of mine. Besides shooting Leicas (he probably has about 20 at any one time) and Nikon RF's, he produces accessories for them, the Rapidwinder, Softie and RapidGrip. He has...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-14-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 11,693
Posted By HenningW
Image quality, when trying for the best, was...

Image quality, when trying for the best, was truly excellent. Quite comparable to that of the 5D with its best lenses; better in terms of detail resolution for the most part. With the Leica (and CV)...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-14-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 11,693
Posted By HenningW
I promised not to post photos taken with the...

I promised not to post photos taken with the camera, due to the firmware being at v0.23.

Focussing accuracy was fine; I shot with the 75/1.4 a lot; it was one of my favourite lenses on the camera. I...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-14-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 11,693
Posted By HenningW
I used 1250 ISO quite a bit, and shot some at...

I used 1250 ISO quite a bit, and shot some at 2500. I printed both at 8x10 for a couple of trials; at 1250 the noise really wasn't visible on the print; at 2500 it was, especially in the shadows. The...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-14-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 11,693
Posted By HenningW
Hands on M8

I had a chance to use a pre-production M8 for review and a write-up end of last month, and now that the cat is out of the bag, here are some quick comments.

Firmware version was 0.23 so final image...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-13-2006
Replies: 86
Views: 11,890
Posted By HenningW
Deficiencies

There is no camera or other appliance without deficiencies, M8 included (or M7, MP or whatever).

Watch this space on Friday.

Henning
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-25-2006
Replies: 538
Views: 49,179
Posted By HenningW
I'll probably get one

I'll likely be getting one after a little while. I'll probably let others work on the first bugs. Film will always be part of my rangefinder usage, but digital can only enhance it. My SLR useage is...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-31-2006
Replies: 99
Views: 8,111
Posted By HenningW
Not quite. As you have focussed at a point that...

Not quite. As you have focussed at a point that is fairly close, and obviously not at infinity, the focal lengths of the lenses are not necessarily what you think they are. From measuring the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-31-2006
Replies: 99
Views: 8,111
Posted By HenningW
Unfortunately the 'glorious glass that belongs on...

Unfortunately the 'glorious glass that belongs on it' is not generally the current range of lenses that Leica makes. Especially the wideangle lenses are not suitable for a full frame sensor.

The...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-31-2006
Replies: 99
Views: 8,111
Posted By HenningW
Compression is a perspective phenomenon. It...

Compression is a perspective phenomenon. It depends solely on relative position of the elements, and is not dependent on the optics in the camera nor the format.

Henning
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-28-2006
Replies: 99
Views: 8,111
Posted By HenningW
Sorry, I came upon this post rather late as I...

Sorry, I came upon this post rather late as I don't read the list all that often.

The above conclusions re: 17mm on a 20D and 28mm on a 5D are incorrect.

The 17mm lens will produce exactly the same...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-08-2006
Replies: 89
Views: 7,379
Posted By HenningW
Finder for 12 on RD-1

Try and find a 16mm finder for the Contax Hologon. I ordered one a number of years ago to use with my 15 Leica Hologon so I wouldn't risk smashing the original finder, and after paying about $200Cdn...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 03-03-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 3,195
Posted By HenningW
The 30 is the real reason to get an Xpan. Almost...

The 30 is the real reason to get an Xpan. Almost all of my best shots with the camera have been with the 30.

Henning
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-26-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 2,598
Posted By HenningW
I have both lenses, and have had the f/1 since it...

I have both lenses, and have had the f/1 since it came out with the 58mm thread. Before that I had the f/1.2, and have had various 50/1.4's and now the ASPH. That's the background.

I would argue...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-03-2005
Replies: 103
Views: 7,599
Posted By HenningW
Stefan Daniel said the sensor is from Kodak, not...

Stefan Daniel said the sensor is from Kodak, not identical to that of the DMR, and the crop factor is 1.33. The sensor/electronic design direction is apparently similar to that of the DMR, in that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-23-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 1,206
Posted By HenningW
The duplicate scales are indeed for use of the...

The duplicate scales are indeed for use of the lens head on the bellows or with the short focussing mount. The usual top scales might wind up on the bottom or (wrong) side, so a second aperture...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-04-2005
Replies: 11
Views: 5,404
Posted By HenningW
A couple of years ago, when the 21 CV lens just...

A couple of years ago, when the 21 CV lens just came out, I compared it to the Ricoh 21/35, SA f/3.4 and 21 ASPH. The SA and ASPH were mine, and I have since added the CV. I've also had and used the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-27-2005
Replies: 9
Views: 1,344
Posted By HenningW
Using a Hexar RF

It works quite well. I haven't used my Noctilux on the two RF's I have, but I have used the Summilux quite often. The 90/2 AA is too much for the rangefinder, but 50 and shorter or the 90/2.8's work...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-26-2005
Replies: 33
Views: 2,866
Posted By HenningW
A .85 camera doesn't work well for 35's. It's...

A .85 camera doesn't work well for 35's. It's good for 50's and up, so if you decide to get one try to get a .72 or .58 as a second or backup. You seem to like the 35 focal length, so you should try...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-22-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 1,165
Posted By HenningW
The 50/2 Hexanon is better. I got to try it when...

The 50/2 Hexanon is better. I got to try it when a friend had a 50/2.4, and while it was cute, it was otherwise not that appealing.

Henning
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-22-2005
Replies: 20
Views: 2,397
Posted By HenningW
I've had various 35 Summicrons and Sumiluxs since...

I've had various 35 Summicrons and Sumiluxs since the 60's, and now have a 4th gen. (last) pre-asph Summicron and a Summilux ASPH. The Summilux is sharper at 1.4 than any of the pre-asph lenses at...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-22-2005
Replies: 9
Views: 1,447
Posted By HenningW
Sorry; I guess the 'hands quiver' wasn't...

Sorry; I guess the 'hands quiver' wasn't completely figurative. That should have been 'KoniMinolta'.

Henning
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-22-2005
Replies: 9
Views: 1,447
Posted By HenningW
Other digital rangefinder

I've heard that there are a couple of KoniMiolta 'mules' out on the streets of Tokyo with different sized sensors, based on the chassis of the Hexar RF. Does anyone else have any info on this?

The...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-11-2005
Replies: 20
Views: 1,720
Posted By HenningW
When the M5 came out, besides looking and feeling...

When the M5 came out, besides looking and feeling different, there were a couple of other strikes against it. Some films didn't have the correct lugs in the opposite end of the spool, and therefore...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-14-2005
Replies: 12
Views: 1,354
Posted By HenningW
Over the years I've used most of the Leica...

Over the years I've used most of the Leica finders. If you insist on getting a Leica finder, try and get the later plastic one, as they last longer when dropped. The metal housed ones transfer the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-09-2005
Replies: 36
Views: 2,683
Posted By HenningW
MP/M7 viewfinder

Oops, forgot about the viewfinder improvements in the MP and later M7's.

Changes to the viewfinder, both optically and in the area of coatings make the MP and M7 viewfinders much less prone to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-09-2005
Replies: 36
Views: 2,683
Posted By HenningW
As a long time Leica user, I have to jump in and...

As a long time Leica user, I have to jump in and say that going from the IIIg to the M series was a big jump; anything since then has been minor. I was delighted when the M4 came out, and the loading...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-19-2005
Replies: 11
Views: 1,458
Posted By HenningW
The next swap meet/camera show at the Kerrisdale...

The next swap meet/camera show at the Kerrisdale Arena is August 28 (Sunday), 9:00am for $15, 10:00am for $4.

Henning
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-13-2005
Replies: 11
Views: 1,458
Posted By HenningW
There is a camera show 4 times a year at the...

There is a camera show 4 times a year at the Kerrisdale Arena; the next one is middle to late August. I'll post the date after I look it up. About 60 to 80 tables. Always some Leica stuff, but this...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-12-2005
Replies: 30
Views: 3,292
Posted By HenningW
I forgot to mention, Sean, that your daughter...

I forgot to mention, Sean, that your daughter deserves a special commendation for helping you with the material. I could never get my daughter to do that for me.

Henning
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-12-2005
Replies: 30
Views: 3,292
Posted By HenningW
Nice writeup, Sean. I've shot with all those...

Nice writeup, Sean. I've shot with all those lenses except the 35/1.7 Cosina and 35/1.5 Canon on film cameras, and my impressions are quite in line with yours. I can certainly understand that the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-12-2005
Replies: 11
Views: 1,458
Posted By HenningW
Roger We had a camera swap meet/show here in...

Roger

We had a camera swap meet/show here in Vancouver last weekend, and even though it was one of the smaller ones there would have been no problem picking up any number of series filters;...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-12-2005
Replies: 26
Views: 3,788
Posted By HenningW
Hmmmm.... I should have paid more attention. I...

Hmmmm.... I should have paid more attention. I handled all of the Zeiss lenses at Photokina and shot about a week with the 50. The 21 Zeiss is definitely longer than the Elmarit, and the 50 seems...
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