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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Day Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 771
Posted By Monochrom
I love the m2s for its LTM style frame...

I love the m2s for its LTM style frame counter,

On the m4 i dont like the glass loup and the plastic tip on the advance lever, nor the diagonal rewind crank and definetely i dont like the...
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 1 Day Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By Monochrom
Thre is a simple test to know the optimization of...

Thre is a simple test to know the optimization of the c_sonnar.

Put a ruler in a table then shoot at a given distance at 1.5 and then at 2.8.

Once you develop and scan youll know.

The best...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By Monochrom
Thank you guys, i think i can recommend some...

Thank you guys, i think i can recommend some action to my friend, instead of trying to fix it locally ill tell him to send it to Germany or another Leica representative.

;)
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By Monochrom
M8 shutter kaputt, how much?

Hi Guys a friend of mine had this terrible failure, the shutter on his m8 broke down.

Does anybody how much costs to repair or change the shutter?

Thanks in advance for your expereince!
Forum: Digital Epson R-D1 Digital RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By Monochrom
Thank you guys, i also had one some years ago...

Thank you guys, i also had one some years ago its terrific, great camera and beautiful with its dials needles!!!

Ill ask for more details on this matter beacuse it could be what you say.

Thanks
Forum: Digital Epson R-D1 Digital RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By Monochrom
Rd1s- memory/card writting problems

Hi, a friend of mine in Spain tells me he has found an epson rd1s at a 300 euros with a problem writting data in the meory card for what i understood.

He asks me wether it can be solved or the...
Forum: Yashica RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By Monochrom
Yes, it makes a noise with slow speeds, like a...

Yes, it makes a noise with slow speeds, like a buzz. Remember if you need to under/overexpose set the iso dial accordingly.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By Monochrom
Hi i know that lens very well. You remove the...

Hi i know that lens very well.

You remove the master nut around the back element and the whole thing comes loose. Then its quite straight forward to disassemble.

The alum parts should be primed,...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 2,243
Posted By Monochrom
Wow! Is it coupled????

Wow!

Is it coupled????
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 189
Views: 27,107
Posted By Monochrom
None of the alternatives

Although i have an epson v500 whch i use often, when i want to get me the best scan i use a beoon adapter and my M9.

It shines.

Of course when it comes to colour i use the epson since i...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 2,125
Posted By Monochrom
Its a very valid question that should be made...

Its a very valid question that should be made more often.
In fact there are so many subquestions like that...why shooting at f2 in broad daylight? Why that bokeh madness? Etc.

:cool:
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 311
Views: 16,867
Posted By Monochrom
Savings

Ill start to save money seriously.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By Monochrom
Thumbs up Canon 50mm f1.8 ltm

Hi, i strongly recommend th canon 50mm f1.8 tack sharp from 1.8 , Cero focus shift. Chrome version simply beautiful and alu version fine lens.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,388
Posted By Monochrom
Hi, i left all my m3s the prism glue life is...

Hi, i left all my m3s the prism glue life is getting to an end, ive seen three that this 6 months got separated after light vibrations. One separated after a trip of 4 hours in a bag insidee a car...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By Monochrom
Dear MAitani, yes i think ive got a real gain...

Dear MAitani, yes i think ive got a real gain with this equipment. Im very grateful, but the 28, 80-200 and 135 must go...should go also the body but i kind of like it.

Dear Gbealnz, thanks for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By Monochrom
Thanks! Dear CK Dexter Haven, i have around one...

Thanks!

Dear CK Dexter Haven, i have around one planar 50mm f1.4 is there an adapter to use it on a leica R?

Dear Shac, the 28 elmarit e55 and the 80-200 i already have are simply gorgeus but i...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By Monochrom
Wow, nice site!!!! Thanks a lot!

Wow, nice site!!!! Thanks a lot!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By Monochrom
Ive done it, and have to say between bulb and...

Ive done it, and have to say between bulb and 1/30th the other slow speeds are lost ...:eek:

Thanks for your help! :)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 121
Views: 15,472
Posted By Monochrom
m9 + jupiter 8...a lightweight, small,...

m9 + jupiter 8...a lightweight, small, inexpensive, fast lens, which is decent at f2 and superb at 5.6 & 11.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8675/16616153171_a605f0d5ac_z.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By Monochrom
Thanks! i check on those recommendations!

Thanks! i check on those recommendations!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By Monochrom
...And what about the zoom lenses? Are there...

...And what about the zoom lenses?

Are there any good that you might recommend?

Ive never used a zoom in my life :cool:
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By Monochrom
Hi Guys, thanks! The blades of the shutter were...

Hi Guys, thanks!

The blades of the shutter were like "derailed" and one was overlapping out. i dismantled it from the front:
1-took out the sonnar rim of the lens.
2-then unscrewed everything out...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By Monochrom
Hi Godfrey, thank you very much i need to catch...

Hi Godfrey, thank you very much i need to catch up with this line of lenses.

Ill check on those 35mm ones.

I thought maybe some aother brand could provide nice glass for these superb...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By Monochrom
Leica r8 lenses???

Hi Guys!

This week i purchase an R8 with elmarit 28mm E55, 80-200 f4 and elmarit 135 f2.8. I pretend to resell it....but...

Im in love with the camera, perhaps i can keep it, but i know nothing on...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By Monochrom
No experts around? :D:(

No experts around? :D:(
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By Monochrom
Slow speeds Contax T2-Help!

Hi folks.

Ive purchased a contax t2 and im intrigued about the slow speeds i remember my t3 and it clearly had slow speeds but on the T2 i find 1/30th and then it jumps to bulb mode. In indoors i...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 164
Views: 7,626
Posted By Monochrom
Noam chomsky is like god nowadays, everybody...

Noam chomsky is like god nowadays, everybody wants a piece of him.

I will make plaster idols with his shape, i now ill earn some money selling them on ebay.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 776
Posted By Monochrom
Not an impressive camera...half frame, poor af,...

Not an impressive camera...half frame, poor af, big, so so quality...

If you buy one dont you sell your m6 youll need it soon :D
Forum: DIYS Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By Monochrom
Great, thanks for sharing a couple years ago i...

Great, thanks for sharing a couple years ago i repaired an m5, it was a great adventure!

What a camera!!!
Forum: Photo Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 652
Posted By Monochrom
TRy to learn on CMYK.

After you do the conversion and profiles...youll still have to learn to work with each colour and set the proper % on each channel.

for instance never go up to 100% in black or lower cyan in the...
Forum: DIYS Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By Monochrom
Thanks! :D in deed MD is not a safari camera!

Thanks!

:D in deed MD is not a safari camera!
Forum: DIYS Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By Monochrom
Talking Cant stop painting! Black Summaron!

Hi, a few weeks ago i finished the iiif...now ive done this summaron a friend of mine asked me to paint it for him, hes pro and needed a stealthier lens.

Hope you like it....and about the Md...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,112
Posted By Monochrom
Nashe svobodnie!

wow, great pictures!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-15-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,203
Posted By Monochrom
My m9 is simply great, small, full frame, lots of...

My m9 is simply great, small, full frame, lots of detail, nice tonality.

Even its 2500 iso is more than enough for me.

Id love to see a digital M with cloth shutter and the size of a regular...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-14-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By Monochrom
Wow, very interesting!!! thnaks for sharing!

Wow, very interesting!!! thnaks for sharing!
Forum: DIYS Forum 04-07-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By Monochrom
Hi, the wearing capability depends on how you...

Hi, the wearing capability depends on how you paint it. In this case i painted it to brass out as you use it, but perfectly can be made to never show brass.

You can paint with anything from car...
Forum: DIYS Forum 04-06-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By Monochrom
Thank you folks. I can say that painting it was...

Thank you folks.

I can say that painting it was the easiest part of all!

Dechroming with acid and later on polishing each part were by far the most demanding tasks (18 hours? perhaps)

Experience...
Forum: DIYS Forum 04-06-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By Monochrom
Hahaha! thank you very much!!! ...are you...

Hahaha!

thank you very much!!!

...are you teling me i cant post pictures of the J-8 and the summaron that are in process?

:D
Forum: DIYS Forum 04-06-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By Monochrom
Black paint Leica iiiF

Hi guys!

Ive just finished painting black my leica III-F!

Have to say these Ltms are the most demanding cameras for dechroming and painting!

Such amount of details!!!

You must agree the 35mm...
Forum: Other RF 03-22-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By Monochrom
Hi, thanks for your answers... BTW have you got...

Hi, thanks for your answers... BTW have you got some pics to upload here?

That would be nice :)
Forum: Other RF 03-22-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By Monochrom
Aires 35 V interchangeable system

Hi, ive seen this aires cameras with interchangeable lenses.

The coral 45mm f1.5 seems pretty nice....but havent seen any opinions of users and there are not much pictures taken with this fast...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-20-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,310
Posted By Monochrom
Thumbs up don

Ive purchased many times parts for fixing M cameras, his service and products have always been fast and reliable.
Forum: 120 RF Folders 03-20-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,549
Posted By Monochrom
The conclusion....:(

Hi fellas.

I think its the end of it.

Weeks lost, money lost and by far the worst experience on ebay (not ebays fault)

Sent back the camera and the seller just played dumb, usps stated clearly...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-19-2015
Replies: 141
Views: 13,560
Posted By Monochrom
I love my elmar...ive made a simple mod to let...

I love my elmar...ive made a simple mod to let it focus down to the RFs limit...60-70 cm?


https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8652/15740283869_bfa51aa943_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pYV51D)Don Hctor...
Forum: Canon RF 03-18-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 2,646
Posted By Monochrom
The canon P is a great, well built camera, ive...

The canon P is a great, well built camera, ive fixed quite a few. The parts and functions are outstanding...
But the m3 and even more the m2 rangefinder cant be matched by the canon P.

So the P is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-17-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By Monochrom
Hi, about two years ago i fixed an m5, the meter...

Hi, about two years ago i fixed an m5, the meter did work but the needle (lightmeter) gave me different readings like yours.
I opened the lightmeter assembly and adjusted two carbon tracks.
One for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-15-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 3,942
Posted By Monochrom
The Yashica GSN is crazy sharp. Here at f1.7,...

The Yashica GSN is crazy sharp. Here at f1.7, this one had a huge fungus inside, never understood how it made such results.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-15-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By Monochrom
They work ive switched many times. The mp and...

They work ive switched many times.

The mp and m6? you have to check the contacts if they match then it might be possible to change backs.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-13-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 2,945
Posted By Monochrom
Sad story. :(

Sad story. :(
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-11-2015
Replies: 774
Views: 109,459
Posted By Monochrom
Leitz Hektor 5cm f2.5 +...

Leitz Hektor 5cm f2.5 + KHRF.

https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6005/5985750274_0d5d85c2d1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/a7Wx1W)Beautiful seorita-Hektor 5cm f2.5 (https://flic.kr/p/a7Wx1W) by Patagonean...
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