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Still on the road. With the goggled 35/2 Summicron V1 wide open.

Now I know why this is my favourite lens.


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Another one with the goggled 35/2 Summicron, wide open, ISO 1250.


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Maple Beach at Point Roberts Wasington



The negative tide causes a "dry dock" for the resident's boats here. Please click on image to enlarge.

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^^Now that seems to me an obscure location! Road access from the rest of the US only through Canada... In that one respect it's like Alaska, only a bit smaller. Haven't been there for a long time. Really nice shot of the beach and sky.
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I finally got my butt in gear and created a dedicated page for 'Mapping the West' on my website. I think it's much better than strictly having it as a Flickr album:

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Fantastic work!
Many thanks! I'm heading back out in a couple of weeks to spend two weeks on a farm in southern NM. Should be interesting!
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^^Now that seems to me an obscure location! Road access from the rest of the US only through Canada... In that one respect it's like Alaska, only a bit smaller. Haven't been there for a long time. Really nice shot of the beach and sky.
Thank you Doug. Point Roberts (sometimes called Point Bob in these parts) is quite lovely and with some nice architecturally done homes. That said, there is little other draw there for the hassle to get there at least for US residents dealing with the extra border crossing. No lodging for tourists other than a couple gig B&Bs and restaurants that are there currently, are sadly not a draw. There is a resort planned to go in that will possibly change that over the next decade if it is successful.
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Wandering around the backyard with the 12.5cm f/2.5 Hektor. Not bad at f/3.5!


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Been too long since I've posted a cat photo -- seems like now is a good time!


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Testing out an awesome new (to me) combo -- the 246 with the Camcraft Z-Housing (the Norman Goldberg-modified Visoflex III), plus the super-sweet 12.5cm f/2.5 Hektor lens, and a Leitz filter turret (takes the place of the OUBIO) with a Series VI Leitz yellow filter. Whew! Shot at f/2.8, ISO 500.

Millie the Cat was only too happy to oblige.
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A bit more testing of the filter turret with a new B+W orange filter, 12.5cm Hektor.


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Looks good to me Vince!

Many thanks! I think the results from this rig are pretty good too

I did a bit of a seat of the pants test with the regular Visoflex III and the Camcraft Z-Housing, and there is very little difference in image quality between the two. The Visoflex images are a hair sharper, but really I think you only see it upon very close inspection. The convenience and ease of use of the Camcraft outweighs any negligible loss of image quality.

The filter turret is super-cool. Only negative that I see is that the shortest focal length you can use with it is the 12.5cm Hektor, but since it’s meant to replace any lens that uses the OUBIO mount, that’s what I’m stuck with (although I’m not complaining too much, as the 12.5cm Hektor is a great lens). You can use either 43mm filters or Series VI with the adapters (which came with the unit I have). Currently I have a light yellow, orange and UV/IR cut filters in there, seems to be a good combination.

I seem to be buying up all the neglected and overlooked Leica goodies!


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My contribution to the genre of Kitchen Sink Photography - if that doesn't exist, I'm starting it here and now :-)

Love this lens...

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Rob, welcome to RFF from another Jazz Guitar Forum member (where, to complicate things, I use rhl-ferndale as my handle).

Of course you must plunge in further by starting a Kitchen Sink thread. I’m sure you’ll find the Guitars thread and others you like in your own sweet time.

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Still on the road. With the goggled 35/2 Summicron V1 wide open.

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Rob, welcome to RFF from another Jazz Guitar Forum member (where, to complicate things, I use rhl-ferndale as my handle).

Of course you must plunge in further by starting a Kitchen Sink thread. I’m sure you’ll find the Guitars thread and others you like in your own sweet time.

Also, check out RFF Gallery— a supportive set of regulars there, some of whom rarely trouble the gear-centric threads.

Hi Robert. I just checked out your excellent website, and remembered viewing it before. Maybe we talked photography on JGF...

Anyway, I joined here back in 2013, but never got a rangefinder until now - the Monochrom 1, in fact I only got it a few days ago, so I'm still getting used to it.

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And I horsetraded this and that for an M 246 that arrived 2 days ago. See you back here indeed.
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And I horsetraded this and that for an M 246 that arrived 2 days ago. See you back here indeed.
CONGRATS!

Can't wait to see what you do with it.
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I've coveted a Leica Monochrom since they came out, and thanks to a pension coming good, I have managed to buy one second hand. Now I'm quite skint again, all I could afford for a lens was the 7Artisans 50mm f/1.1, bought from here https://35mmc.com/shop/product-brands/7artisans/ but it turns out to be a very decent lens, designed for the Leica.

I'd never had a rangefinder before, so need to practice focussing, aligning the two images in the viewfinder. This morning I thought I'd get some practice in while out in our garden. Suddenly this cat appeared, and started walking towards me. That was a real challenge for keeping in focus. I aimed as best I could for the eyes, took about eight shots (at f/1.7), which this is the best of:

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This morning I thought I'd get some practice in while out in our garden. Suddenly this cat appeared, and started walking towards me. That was a real challenge for keeping in focus. I aimed as best I could for the eyes, took about eight shots (at f/1.7), which this is the best of:
The world can't have enough good cat photos (Lord knows I try my best!). Nice capture.
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Cheers, Vince. First time I ever shot a cat, so to speak.
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Really nice Vince.
Many thanks Tim - for some reason I seem to reliably get good shots every time I visit this old blacksmith’s shop at Jones Falls along the Rideau Canal. Dumb luck I guess!
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Welcome Rob. Lovely photo. You started out with the best Leica of the lot.
Thanks, Richard. I agree :-) Quite impressed with this lens too, though unquestionably Leica lenses are better...but after buying the camera body, I had little money left for the lens. But, there is no hurry.
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A few days ago, my M 246 arrived, same day as my children, followed by a party/reception for them and for us in our new home.

These are 35/2 Biogon and 50/1.4 Summilux.





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First shot has a really nice mood to it Robert. Nice to have you along!
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Thanks, Richard. I agree :-) Quite impressed with this lens too, though unquestionably Leica lenses are better...but after buying the camera body, I had little money left for the lens. But, there is no hurry.
One of the key things I learnt here is that Leica is not all about the glass. It's the M camera and controls, the rangefinder method, the bright line frame lines, the scale focus etc etc. Three of my favourite lenses are Zeiss: the C Sonnar 50, C Biogon 35 and the C Biogon 21, all fantastic on the CCD "M9" Monochrom. Especially that 21.
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Nice work, Robert. Just a tantalising glimpse of an archtop guitar in the second shot. Left me wondering what it is...
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Nice work, Robert. Just a tantalising glimpse of an archtop guitar in the second shot. Left me wondering what it is...
Yes, it’s like showing a little leg, except at the neck end...

One is a D’Angelico style by Shiro Tsuji, the other a Teigen. (There is a short history of the former on JGF, to be found by googling the luthier’s name.) Both are wonderful instruments I practice most days.

At some point soon, I will study the stringed instruments Linn and I have, with the new-to-me lineup in lenses on this new-to-me M. Might even use a tripod!

It’s good to be here. Thanks for keeping an open table at the MM cafe.
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Very nice, Richard. It's hard to capture trees in urban settings. I love the tree shadow in the second, and the bicycle seems perfectly placed!
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^^^ Starring the tree and its shadow, but with good ensemble support from building, street, and bike.



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I like it, Robert. The deliberate awkwardness of your framing reflects well the awkwardness of his posture. And I like all the industrial-looking angular abstracts on the wall. The whole image seems to resonate with awkwardness. I hope you don't mind this reading!
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Another quiet evening but keeps me out of trouble with the MM


P.S. Welcome to the thread Rob, enjoyed seeing this cat and your others on LUF Timing with kitty could not have been better!
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