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Forum: Travel 4 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By Monochrom
Nice shots!

Nice shots!
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 3,022
Posted By Monochrom
The m9... Being Full Frame i can use many great...

The m9...

Being Full Frame i can use many great and inexpensive 50mm lenses like the J-8....if i use a cropped camera iīll have to buy more expensive lenses that will try to match FF lenses...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 674
Posted By Monochrom
I had good opinion on alternative batteries until...

I had good opinion on alternative batteries until one of my epson rd1s exploded in the charger.

I use only OEM batts in my m9. But on my dp2m i risked and used an alternative which proved ok til now.
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,959
Posted By Monochrom
well now iīm happy because my m9 is an analogue...

well now iīm happy because my m9 is an analogue digital camera :D
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 712
Posted By Monochrom
it is very easy to check for coated lenses, look...

it is very easy to check for coated lenses, look at the first element in a certain angle it will show blueish/purple or yellowish reflections, you canīt go wrong.
Forum: Other Digital Advanced Fixed Lens Compacts 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,229
Posted By Monochrom
I canīt complain about my dpm, it shines, i...

I canīt complain about my dpm, it shines, i donņpt care about any of the "faults"

And i think sigma should go for a interchangeable lens camera and the same old "faults" i donīt care.

or perhpas...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-19-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,059
Posted By Monochrom
in my case i do receive every cent when i return...

in my case i do receive every cent when i return the item, of course the returning cost doesnīt count, you just need an inexpensive reliable shhipping service with tracking nuember and youīre done,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-19-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 1,010
Posted By Monochrom
Beautiful shots! BTW.....long live the...

Beautiful shots!

BTW.....long live the revolution!!!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-19-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By Monochrom
it has only one side movement, insiude ther is a...

it has only one side movement, insiude ther is a lever wich rotates the dial as you advance the film, the same lever prevents back movement.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-19-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,059
Posted By Monochrom
iyou should return the camera while you can. You...

iyou should return the camera while you can. You will get back the whole amount you spend on it, cmaera and shipping fee.

In the past i managed to fix an m5 meter, it was a ton of work, before going...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 12-08-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 2,116
Posted By Monochrom
The m9 is much much beter than the m8 Menu Auto...

The m9 is much much beter than the m8

Menu
Auto iso
Compensation dial
softer shutter, etc.

And the most significant thing is the fact that to achieve the same FOV and low DOF, on the m9 is much...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-04-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 3,712
Posted By Monochrom
I wouldnīt dare to give you an advise on...

I wouldnīt dare to give you an advise on cameras.

I can only say to you are right. you are a sober, wise person. Keep being that way.

:)
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-26-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 1,409
Posted By Monochrom
Diffraction is real and also real is the fact...

Diffraction is real and also real is the fact that many lenses focused at infinite must be closed down to f11-16-f22 in order to get sharp enough corners.

So itīs subjective balance. everyone...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-26-2014
Replies: 513
Views: 23,696
Posted By Monochrom
So mr Leica doesnīt think corrosion maybe caused...

So mr Leica doesnīt think corrosion maybe caused by high humidity ambient.

BTW iīve cleaned my sensor only 3 times...i use a swab with alcohol.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-26-2014
Replies: 145
Views: 6,533
Posted By Monochrom
iīve had many pocket film cameras, the best iīd...

iīve had many pocket film cameras, the best iīd say are the contax t3 and TVS.....but

...recently i traded some lenses for a sony rx100 II...i must admit it really shines, iīve had a really good...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-25-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 802
Posted By Monochrom
Hi, 8-10 inches is way toooooo much! That kind...

Hi,

8-10 inches is way toooooo much!

That kind of problem must mean the lens has the main shim gone. Or it was poorly assembled at some point (not canon problem)

I can say the 50mm f1.8 is so good...
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 11-24-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,101
Posted By Monochrom
I think these kind of sites are for praise on...

I think these kind of sites are for praise on others pictures, are communities where simple things in simple ways are treated.
And these sites donīt offer the platform to make criticism nor to learn...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 11-24-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By Monochrom
Hi Bob! Great shots, beautiful journey! Please...

Hi Bob!

Great shots, beautiful journey!

Please post more!
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 11-21-2014
Replies: 92
Views: 4,977
Posted By Monochrom
Sony should cut off the bumop in the middle of...

Sony should cut off the bumop in the middle of the A7 and move it to the correct side. That would really be an upgrade :D
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-20-2014
Replies: 150
Views: 12,965
Posted By Monochrom
Totally! I do prefer my Ltm to M After long...

Totally!

I do prefer my Ltm to M

After long years of owning almost every film M camera and using them extensively i still consider a better shooter the IIIf

Having lots of great m glass (all gone)...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-26-2014
Replies: 96
Views: 3,991
Posted By Monochrom
simple: redscale elmar 5cm f3.5 .

simple: redscale elmar 5cm f3.5 .
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-24-2014
Replies: 263
Views: 11,764
Posted By Monochrom
Muy interesante! PErhaps cameras are giving good...

Muy interesante!

PErhaps cameras are giving good results to their owners and they donīt feel like changng that often...for sure cell phoens are also behind this!
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 10-03-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 867
Posted By Monochrom
The ZI has no align problem, it has a larger and...

The ZI has no align problem, it has a larger and brighter VF than any other RF camera...there must be many many reasons why leica doesnīt make larger VFīs...secret reasons buried in ancient wisdon...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 09-23-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,706
Posted By Monochrom
If itīs equal to the 50mm f3.5 heliar itīs...

If itīs equal to the 50mm f3.5 heliar itīs ...

Great news!

I simply love 40mm lenses.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-23-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 2,608
Posted By Monochrom
Hi Kutay, iīm so sorry for this bad surprise. My...

Hi Kutay, iīm so sorry for this bad surprise. My sincere solidarity for you in these troubled times.

As said before you should gather your work and try to look for one theme in it then start to...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 09-23-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 2,263
Posted By Monochrom
Great news!!! My best wishes to this...

Great news!!!

My best wishes to this project.

There are many technical issues when joining a full mechanical camera to a digital media but i think itīs all testing and time to solve them!

So i...
Forum: DIYS Forum 09-09-2014
Replies: 180
Views: 12,110
Posted By Monochrom
I think this is the best new of the year!!! Now...

I think this is the best new of the year!!!

Now a digital Back for film Mīs!!!!
Forum: Other Digital Advanced Fixed Lens Compacts 09-08-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 3,302
Posted By Monochrom
I think the merrills are better than these new...

I think the merrills are better than these new quattro...i love the small boxy shape...canīt understand this new "design"

:confused:
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 09-07-2014
Replies: 1,676
Views: 140,914
Posted By Monochrom
The m9 is a terrific tool... Orion-15 / Rokkor...

The m9 is a terrific tool...

Orion-15 / Rokkor 40mm sb17 nikon cord and sf24d flash

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3919/15153555991_792a93ebf0_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/p64WfK)Perdidos en el espacio...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-07-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 10,219
Posted By Monochrom
To me the m2 is the best, why would i spend that...

To me the m2 is the best, why would i spend that extra kīs of cash for a simple lightmeter?

After all B/W doesnīt need electric cicuits to get correct exposures!

:D
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-05-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By Monochrom
gracias, muy interesante!!!

gracias, muy interesante!!!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-05-2014
Replies: 180
Views: 14,133
Posted By Monochrom
mp m-professional... MA M-Amateur???:D

mp m-professional...

MA M-Amateur???:D
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-23-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 2,347
Posted By Monochrom
Chrome lenses are regarded as old lenses and my...

Chrome lenses are regarded as old lenses and my m9 is regarded as a film old camera, so i havenīt got any inconvenent about it.

Once a youngster shouted me "you have no future with a camera like...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-23-2014
Replies: 659
Views: 89,107
Posted By Monochrom
beach https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2878/1129909...

beach

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2878/11299094543_11d9668848_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/idsP9T)the tide (https://flic.kr/p/idsP9T) by enzo betinyani (https://www.flickr.com/people/25288428@N00/),...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-23-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,313
Posted By Monochrom
My favorite, the green lawn! ‘Modern software...

My favorite, the green lawn!

‘Modern software packages now allow agents to add artificial features to their photographs which are absolutely indistinguishable from the real thing.’ Photograph:...
Forum: Fuji X Interchangeable Lens Cameras 08-23-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 4,735
Posted By Monochrom
Good news, they canīt hold down to the apsc with...

Good news, they canīt hold down to the apsc with their cameras...they must move forward!

Hope sigma will go for FF!
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 08-21-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 898
Posted By Monochrom
Great! Now my question is about depth of the...

Great!

Now my question is about depth of the body, will it be close to a regular m film camera?

If so iīll go for it!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-21-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 3,795
Posted By Monochrom
:D "splitting prisms" is not "splitting...

:D "splitting prisms" is not "splitting hairs"
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-21-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By Monochrom
but as i recall 34 elmars were not...

but as i recall 34 elmars were not coated...:cool:

Coating starts on 1946 from 581.xxx lens on.

Hardly can need a re-coating...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-21-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 3,795
Posted By Monochrom
The m4 is a well made camera, in fact itīs main...

The m4 is a well made camera, in fact itīs main prism is better made than the one of the m3 which separates more often than the m4īs

In fact you can switch the RF of an m4 with many others.

The...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-21-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By Monochrom
well, sad news, but film is going down, we all...

well, sad news, but film is going down, we all know that, at last will remain film that can mean a profit for kodak.
I loved c-41 film...but at least xp2 is still in production...
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 08-20-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,485
Posted By Monochrom
Hi, great camera!! i used a lot a nokton 40mm...

Hi, great camera!!

i used a lot a nokton 40mm lens it gives 60mm fov, enough room to cmpose and to play with dof.
Also used a 28mm f2 VC lens, so so lens but fun with itīs f2.

The epson RF is quite...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-17-2014
Replies: 66
Views: 2,724
Posted By Monochrom
i canīt live w/o internet, but i do live w/o cell...

i canīt live w/o internet, but i do live w/o cell phone... only use it to wake up early...TV seldom use it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-15-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,932
Posted By Monochrom
that was mummified...i wonder if the...

that was mummified...i wonder if the archaeologists were notified about that descovery!
Forum: Other Digital Advanced Fixed Lens Compacts 08-14-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By Monochrom
itīs not on my plans buying a quattro...i donīt...

itīs not on my plans buying a quattro...i donīt understand why they made non important things larger...and the most important things were kept as small as previous versions...

The merrill could have...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-09-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 5,464
Posted By Monochrom
50.58% goes for film cameras over digital...

50.58%

goes for film cameras over digital media.

Itīs very encouraging!!!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-08-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,042
Posted By Monochrom
gooooood news, enjoy!

gooooood news, enjoy!
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 08-05-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,788
Posted By Monochrom
Very interesting, thanks for sharing! In fact is...

Very interesting, thanks for sharing!

In fact is the same as the KHRF, on that camera i took the top cover compeltely since the little plastic cap didnīt give me onugh room to adjust the whole thing.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-04-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,071
Posted By Monochrom
I really love 40mm fov, iīve had the rollei...

I really love 40mm fov, iīve had the rollei sonnar, vc nokton, cron and now iīm waiting for a rokkor which i hope iīll keep.

I like 40mm length, itīs never too wide as a 35mm lens and never too...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-04-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 2,818
Posted By Monochrom
I hard to tell only one way to upgrade gear. For...

I hard to tell only one way to upgrade gear.

For expensive things like my m9 i had to let go my m8 upgrade, my ZI, Konica HRF and various lenses.

But for some lenses i just buy them directly...
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