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Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By Monochrom
in canon we believe.

in canon we believe.
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 807
Posted By Monochrom
For what i know the a7 line works great with...

For what i know the a7 line works great with retrofocus lenses.
So no surprise the poor result of this test.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 6 Days Ago
Replies: 2,524
Views: 470,255
Posted By Monochrom
This is totally unaccetable decadent and corrupt...

This is totally unaccetable decadent and corrupt thread....although i have these slr things...
Forum: Digital Epson R-D1 Digital RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By Monochrom
hi, When i hade my rd1s i painted with a sharpie...

hi,

When i hade my rd1s i painted with a sharpie some strips of the shutter, so i left only the center strip in clear colour, this selfmade pattern worked flawlessly for me.
Forum: Fuji X Interchangeable Lens Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 661
Posted By Monochrom
Hi, i like it. Itīs a clean subject and the...

Hi, i like it.

Itīs a clean subject and the tonal ranges are beautiful, but you should have worked harder to achieve a neat perfect symmetry.
The tent lines are so clear that in your viewfinder the...
Forum: 120 RF's 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 916
Posted By Monochrom
:D you always need them!

:D you always need them!
Forum: 120 RF's 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 916
Posted By Monochrom
In some pictures you can glimpse the awesomeness...

In some pictures you can glimpse the awesomeness of that region...but i see no women, were did you leave them?
Forum: The Business Of Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 2,681
Posted By Monochrom
Hi, sorry to hear your deal didnīt end up...

Hi, sorry to hear your deal didnīt end up well.

TRy to solve things with the buyer amicably.

Show yourself concerned and offer him full refund once the lens arrives safely.
Donīt fight with...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 2,179
Posted By Monochrom
Also and very important aspect of the summar is...

Also and very important aspect of the summar is the fact it has focus shift.

It is optimized for f2, so my shots at f6.3 show backfocusing, on an m9 itīs evident, on film and at long range it...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 2,179
Posted By Monochrom
The summar is an amazing lens...i used a fikus...

The summar is an amazing lens...i used a fikus hood between 50 and 90mm setting and sometimes i did even used it on 90 alone!
It suffers too much from flare
You must look for a perect glass sample if...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 131
Views: 11,133
Posted By Monochrom
After 5 months is it there any konost RF to...

After 5 months is it there any konost RF to experience?

...or is it just another big foot sight?
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 806
Posted By Monochrom
It seems a nice camera, but i havenīt been able...

It seems a nice camera, but i havenīt been able to see a respectable review from a well known "reviewer", why is that?

Iīd love to see something on this cam form mingthein, huff, rockwell or...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 165
Views: 6,422
Posted By Monochrom
Beautiful Thread! I loved fountain pens, i donīt...

Beautiful Thread!

I loved fountain pens, i donīt use them anymore since i donīt draw that much, or better said i donīt draw anymore :(.

Iīve had many, from montblancs to a 1920īs parker duofold...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By Monochrom
Hi, iīve modifyed my redscale elmar to focus...

Hi, iīve modifyed my redscale elmar to focus until the thread is coming out, thats about 50cm, just estimate distances...itīs only a amtter of practice there no way to focus precisely.
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 96
Views: 2,927
Posted By Monochrom
Talking Expensive remnant

Hi, very interesting question.

Bokeh is a remnant of lens characteristics and itīs been a trend in these years. DEcadent pictures of luxīs shooting hydrants at night with comments like...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,153
Posted By Monochrom
Amen! :)

Amen!

:)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,153
Posted By Monochrom
Hi, My prefered all time lens is the redscale...

Hi,

My prefered all time lens is the redscale elmar...but i have to say the canon 50mm f1.8 is an outstanding piece of glass...itīs sharp from 1.8 on, doesnīt have focus shift...it wonīt ever...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 830
Posted By Monochrom
Depends on which lenses you have, they are so...

Depends on which lenses you have, they are so different!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 2,179
Posted By Monochrom
Some time ago i purchased a summar, the black...

Some time ago i purchased a summar, the black paint from the inside came off and this meant the lens sat on a shelf for ages, also the glasses were perfect.
Many complain for softness and flare but...
Forum: RFF News 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,550
Posted By Monochrom
Excelelnt Amedeo!!! At last the throw is the...

Excelelnt Amedeo!!!

At last the throw is the same side as leica!!!

When will be available? And the price?

Congrats!!!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 2,218
Posted By Monochrom
I have to say that one i had this canon 5d with a...

I have to say that one i had this canon 5d with a 24-70 2.8....huge outfit.

Once on the streets people thought i was a pro photog and they became very friendly...many times with my leica and even...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,496
Posted By Monochrom
Hi, there is nothing enigmatic, crazy or...

Hi, there is nothing enigmatic, crazy or deconstructivist about this camera.

Enigmatic, crazy or decontructivist are concepts that can be applied to ideas, proposals tambigous enough to produce...
Forum: Canon RF 06-25-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 540
Posted By Monochrom
Hi, what a great camera is the P. You should...

Hi, what a great camera is the P.

You should renew all light seals, they awll them on ebay you cut and paste.

Then make another test, i think itīs going to be just fine ;)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-23-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 1,476
Posted By Monochrom
Thumbs up BEautiful shots!

BEautiful shots!
Forum: Leica Q 06-14-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 2,286
Posted By Monochrom
LEica avoids getting directly into the NEW...

LEica avoids getting directly into the NEW CL...they know itīs very important but they they go around the idea. Cats donīt hesitate like Leica does.
Forum: Leica Q 06-11-2015
Replies: 73
Views: 4,845
Posted By Monochrom
LEica always make these cameras to take from you...

LEica always make these cameras to take from you lotīs of money.

They will never make a real/serious competition to their M lenses or M cameras.
So donīt expect a Q with 50mm f1.7 lens not even a...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 06-07-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,405
Posted By Monochrom
All G lenses are fine...the planar 45/2 it...

All G lenses are fine...the planar 45/2 it ridiculously sharp from f2 on!
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 744
Posted By Monochrom
Hi, i like edge sharpness a good quality image is...

Hi, i like edge sharpness a good quality image is always fine.
Whatīs the point of having for instance fast lenses if the result is poor?
If iīm trying some composition with the subject at the edges...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 05-30-2015
Replies: 114
Views: 5,600
Posted By Monochrom
It wonīt be a classic. Sensors will keep...

It wonīt be a classic.

Sensors will keep improving long after the m8 gets unrepairable.

Not every Leica is a classic or a collector item, maybe they are all expensive but this doesnīt turn leicas...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-29-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,167
Posted By Monochrom
Thank you Dunk, since i post here my thoughts...

Thank you Dunk, since i post here my thoughts iīve studied a lot on R lenses.

After all the whole equipment went away i gained a lot and iīm happy about it.

...at the beginning of this week i found...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-25-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By Monochrom
Thank you guys. The Dennis Laney guide is...

Thank you guys.

The Dennis Laney guide is great, complete and clear.

Iīll check on your suggestions

regards
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-25-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By Monochrom
Leica guide books?

Hi guys,

I have this leica collectorīs guide 2nd edition from Dennis Laney.

I like it very much but it covers up to 2003-2004

What guide do you recommend to cover from those years to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-24-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By Monochrom
yep, it looks like curtain problems. Send it to...

yep, it looks like curtain problems. Send it to check tension.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-24-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By Monochrom
Practice, thatīs holy grail, good luck

Practice, thatīs holy grail, good luck
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-24-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 2,066
Posted By Monochrom
:D You are so right! They use that tool so much...

:D

You are so right!

They use that tool so much that even OFAīs are "in focus"!

I think they try to show their gear is as sharp as the best lenses around.

Itīs very pathetic!
Forum: Fuji X Interchangeable Lens Cameras 05-24-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,534
Posted By Monochrom
Hope they'll drop an FF camera at least with a...

Hope they'll drop an FF camera at least with a decent AF system... Fuji has lots of great camera I can't understand why they don't make an FF one... :P
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-22-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,606
Posted By Monochrom
I love the m2īs for itīs LTM style frame...

I love the m2īs for itīs LTM style frame counter,

On the m4 i donīt like the glass loup and the plastic tip on the advance lever, nor the diagonal rewind crank and definetely i donīt like the...
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 05-21-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 853
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 youīll know.

The best...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 05-14-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 358
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 iīll tell him to send it to Germany or another Leica representative.

;)
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 05-14-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 358
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 05-13-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By Monochrom
Thank you guys, i also had one some years ago...

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

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

Thanks
Forum: Digital Epson R-D1 Digital RF 05-13-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 349
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 05-02-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 485
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 04-30-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 515
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 itīs quite straight forward to disassemble.

The alum parts should be primed,...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 04-30-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 2,917
Posted By Monochrom
Wow! Is it coupled????

Wow!

Is it coupled????
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-30-2015
Replies: 212
Views: 31,669
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 04-30-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 2,364
Posted By Monochrom
Itīs a very valid question that should be made...

Itīs 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" 04-30-2015
Replies: 362
Views: 26,809
Posted By Monochrom
Savings

Iīll start to save money seriously.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-28-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 386
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 04-28-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,598
Posted By Monochrom
Hi, i left all my m3īs the prism glue life is...

Hi, i left all my m3īs the prism glue life is getting to an end, iīve 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...
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