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Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 955
Posted By DavidKKHansen
Yaron, another benefit of the A7s is the ability...

Yaron, another benefit of the A7s is the ability to get the Voigtländer VM close focus adaptor... all of a sudden your M-mount lenses become much more versatile!




That very one :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By DavidKKHansen
*sigh* I was afraid of that. Oh well, will have...

*sigh*

I was afraid of that. Oh well, will have to find something else for my flash needs.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By DavidKKHansen
Question Leica SF 24D - Question on manual setting

I'm messing with the manual settings on the Leica SF 24D flash, and I'm trying to rule out user error or a "feature" of the flash:

In manual mode, I can dial in the ISO and aperture into the flash...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,846
Posted By DavidKKHansen
Rollei 35 comes close...

Rollei 35 comes close...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,283
Posted By DavidKKHansen
I don't own an M5, but as far as I know, the...

I don't own an M5, but as far as I know, the meter arm only comes up when a lens is mounted and the shutter cocked.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,207
Posted By DavidKKHansen
Really nice set of pictures!! But now you've got...

Really nice set of pictures!! But now you've got me intrigued... what and how do vintage flash bulbs look like? What particular set up do you use? (once I know that I can start Googling myself ;-)...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-16-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,737
Posted By DavidKKHansen
Chris Weeks isn't exactly a Leica-only blogger,...

Chris Weeks isn't exactly a Leica-only blogger, but is a working photographer who sometimes uses Leica. He's also taken shots at Overgaard:

http://35lux.tumblr.com/post/24213204652

But then again,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 2,411
Posted By DavidKKHansen
Uh, no. It's pronounced "la-i-tz", the beginning...

Uh, no. It's pronounced "la-i-tz", the beginning similar to Leica.

:rolleyes:
...nevermind. Germans: have at him.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-28-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 933
Posted By DavidKKHansen
+1 *sigh* what ever happened to pen & paper,...

+1



*sigh* what ever happened to pen & paper, right?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-18-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 1,852
Posted By DavidKKHansen
I have an idea (though probably not a good one,...

I have an idea (though probably not a good one, you might have to dismantle the lens):

Take a file, and file a small notch into the focus helicoid - the part that comes into contact with the wheel...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-18-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 1,852
Posted By DavidKKHansen
I think everyone is misunderstanding: The OP...

I think everyone is misunderstanding:

The OP doesn't want to focus close! He doesn't want a macro lens. He only wants to focus to 0.7m, which is the limiting distance of the rangefinder. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,426
Posted By DavidKKHansen
About a 25% weight reduction. So the old 35mm...

About a 25% weight reduction. So the old 35mm Summarit at 220g should have the new Summarit down to 165g... Hey, 55g difference is better than nothing :D
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-17-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,807
Posted By DavidKKHansen
I also just noticed that the new V800/850 holders...

I also just noticed that the new V800/850 holders come with anti-newton ring plates, to mount directly onto the holder to keep the film more flat. Maybe that's why the holders needed to be more...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,426
Posted By DavidKKHansen
Well, yes. There is brass inside the lens: it's...

Well, yes. There is brass inside the lens: it's the helicoid mechanism that allows the lens to focus, but the material on the outside barrel is black anodised aluminium. If the new 35mm f/2.4...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-17-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,807
Posted By DavidKKHansen
Epson V800 & V850 Pro

This seems to have gone unnoticed on this forum, so thought I'd share:

http://www.blur-magazine.com/journal/epson-launches-benchmark-flatbed-film-photo-scanners

I'm wondering if the new scanners...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,426
Posted By DavidKKHansen
I'm sitting here with the 35mm f/2.5 Summarit in...

I'm sitting here with the 35mm f/2.5 Summarit in my hand and can guarantee that it's not made of brass. It's anodised aluminium, just like all the other black M-lenses Leica makes today.

That 0.7m...
Forum: RFF News 09-16-2014
Replies: 97
Views: 17,254
Posted By DavidKKHansen
Cool new lenses, with a cool new website to boot!...

Cool new lenses, with a cool new website to boot! woo-hoo!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-15-2014
Replies: 7,931
Views: 2,468,143
Posted By DavidKKHansen
4008, 4040 & 4044...

4008, 4040 & 4044 samples:
http://aki-asahi.com/store/html/material-list/002_e.htm

Color samples:
http://aki-asahi.com/store/html/material-list/LeicaM_ColorMaterialList.html

Click on the images to...
Forum: 120 RF's 09-11-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By DavidKKHansen
I've had an RF645 and this has happened to me. I...

I've had an RF645 and this has happened to me. I had Tamron in Tokyo service mine and since then it's been flawless. I'd like to think it was a design error and when it was repaired in 2013, it had...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-10-2014
Replies: 181
Views: 13,360
Posted By DavidKKHansen
Woa, wasn't aware that this was possible! ...

Woa, wasn't aware that this was possible! Thought only 35-50-90 was doable... I'll have to get this done one day! :cool:
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 08-21-2014
Replies: 131
Views: 7,025
Posted By DavidKKHansen
What, that's it's black now?

What, that's it's black now?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-10-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By DavidKKHansen
Updated bad news from...

Updated bad news from Bellamy:
http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2014/07/camera-repair-news/
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-27-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 2,027
Posted By DavidKKHansen
All M-camera base plates were made of brass,...

All M-camera base plates were made of brass, including the M6. The M6 had a zinc top plate, but the base plate was still brass.

So the camera was bought used from a dealer and it's missing the...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 07-24-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,014
Posted By DavidKKHansen
Interesting, never seen that before. Since it...

Interesting, never seen that before. Since it runs along the vertical part of the frame, we can rule out a filter or the hood... wild guess: lack of film flatness?

Wait, that wouldn't make sense,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-24-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By DavidKKHansen
By coincidence, I've been e-mailing back and...

By coincidence, I've been e-mailing back and forth with Leica Customer Service this week regarding modifying an M6 TTL. They can replace the top plate with a modern brass top plate. Among other...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-03-2014
Replies: 7,931
Views: 2,468,143
Posted By DavidKKHansen
It is likely the limited run of round vented...

It is likely the limited run of round vented hoods that Leica made for the 28mm Summicron ASPH and the 35mm Summilux ASPH (pre-FLE). Leica part number 12466, give it an image search on Google......
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-25-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 666
Posted By DavidKKHansen
It should meter without film. Either get a...

It should meter without film. Either get a partial refund to then have it repaired by Nikon or send it back for a full refund.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-12-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 1,999
Posted By DavidKKHansen
To sum it up a bit... Analog camera leaf...

To sum it up a bit...

Analog camera leaf shutters: You can sync at all speeds, but usually the top speed is 1/500th.

Digital camera leaf shutters: Read the manual. It's possible to sync at all...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-04-2014
Replies: 200
Views: 14,239
Posted By DavidKKHansen
I am absolutely baffled... 20 months??? ...

I am absolutely baffled...

20 months??? Who...? What...? Huh...?!?

Granted, I mostly have experience with speedy Japanese repair tech's, either 3rd party or of official brand. But I would have...
Forum: Smartphone Cameras 06-01-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 919
Posted By DavidKKHansen
Nice review, but have you seen any option for PC...

Nice review, but have you seen any option for PC flash sync or a hot shoe? It doesn't seem as there is one...

That's what I'd like for the iPhone... an adaptor to be able to sync studio lights. ...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 05-22-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,560
Posted By DavidKKHansen
The MP-3 has a light meter and is styled like an...

The MP-3 has a light meter and is styled like an M3.

The new M-A is simply an MP without any electronics. The difference is that it's made with stainless steel with some modifications to the...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 05-22-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,560
Posted By DavidKKHansen
Hm, looks like the M-A won't be needing...

Hm, looks like the M-A won't be needing batteries... no light meter?

EDIT: If I had read the twitter feed, I would have seen that yes, the M-A is without any electronics at all.
Forum: Travel 05-12-2014
Replies: 784
Poll: Berlin?
Views: 61,958
Posted By DavidKKHansen
I believe Leica Germany offers rental of all...

I believe Leica Germany offers rental of all their current line-up of cameras and lenses (only for people living in Germany). Drop them a line, they have a German phone number somewhere on their...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-28-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,037
Posted By DavidKKHansen
I'm guessing he means "cameras with aperture...

I'm guessing he means "cameras with aperture priority, but with mechanical shutter speeds if battery fails".

To the OP: The Nikon FM3a falls into the above category. Nikon FM2 does not as it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-27-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 730
Posted By DavidKKHansen
The MP neither has an electronic shutter nor TTL...

The MP neither has an electronic shutter nor TTL flash metering. That would be the M7 (for both) or the M6 TTL (for the TTL flash metering).
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-27-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 673
Posted By DavidKKHansen
Thanks everyone for all your inputs. It's been...

Thanks everyone for all your inputs. It's been very helpful and so far I'm leaning towards the Voigtländer, as it's a newer lens and also won't break the bank. Though if I got the change for a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-23-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 673
Posted By DavidKKHansen
Question M-mount 90mm lens with 39mm filters

I'm looking for a 90mm lens to use with studio lights, so a fast aperture isn't necessary as I'll be stopping down anyways. Though I'd like to get a lens that takes 39mm filters, as I already have a...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-13-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,105
Posted By DavidKKHansen
...and this is how it looks with the lights...

...and this is how it looks with the lights on:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3818/13822620615_44b31638fb_o.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3735/13822646063_80ca70a0a3_o.jpg

Currently it in my...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-13-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,105
Posted By DavidKKHansen
Here's a picture of my...

Here's a picture of my darkroom:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3791/13822620655_a10aebc2bf_o.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-31-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,435
Posted By DavidKKHansen
Brass is an alloy too :D

Brass is an alloy too :D
Forum: 120 RF's 03-18-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By DavidKKHansen
Wasn't the "L" on the 135 mirrored along the...

Wasn't the "L" on the 135 mirrored along the Y-axis? I vaguely recall having read that somewhere, but maybe mfogiel has one body with a 100mm frame-line and another with a 135mm frame-line?

EDIT:...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-17-2014
Replies: 7,931
Views: 2,468,143
Posted By DavidKKHansen
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5474/12536306225_1dd...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5474/12536306225_1dda79535d_b.jpg[/QUOTE]

What, no silver Monochrom with 35mm FLE? Tsk-tsk, your set is far from complete :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-07-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 673
Posted By DavidKKHansen
Sorry, which focal length are we talking about,...

Sorry, which focal length are we talking about, the 90mm?
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 12-24-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,004
Posted By DavidKKHansen
€1788 for a brand new Zeiss Ikon with Zeiss 50mm...

€1788 for a brand new Zeiss Ikon with Zeiss 50mm f/1.5 lens, both...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-28-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 519
Posted By DavidKKHansen
Come on it's only Japanese, it's not that hard to...

Come on it's only Japanese, it's not that hard to understand...:rolleyes:

The first two videos is an introduction to the M3 with a bit of camera and Leica history. They compare the M3 design to the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-10-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,131
Posted By DavidKKHansen
Impressive. When I have a new camera I cannot...

Impressive. When I have a new camera I cannot wait to get through my first roll, firstly to see the results but also to make sure the camera performs as it should (no light leaks, scratches, etc.)
Forum: Other Digital Advanced Fixed Lens Compacts 11-06-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,282
Posted By DavidKKHansen
I forgot to update this thread that I've been...

I forgot to update this thread that I've been given a new filter from Heliopan for free.

Yeah yeah, I know, it's just a filter. But last I checked Heliopan filters weren't been given out by...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-24-2013
Replies: 180
Views: 11,359
Posted By DavidKKHansen
I wonder by "Hybrid viewfinder" there lies a...

I wonder by "Hybrid viewfinder" there lies a possibility to use the viewfinder as an electronic viewfinder, when the mirror is up? In other words, you would be able to look through the same...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-18-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By DavidKKHansen
Just got my FM3A now... I have to really look...

Just got my FM3A now... I have to really look hard to see the blue color along the edges. This seems to be a normal characteristic of the FM3A.

Carry on, nothing to worry about :cool:
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-15-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 3,551
Posted By DavidKKHansen
Ever since this thread started I'm scouring the...

Ever since this thread started I'm scouring the internet for a good deal on a Rolleiflex. My wallet hates you guys...
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