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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 5 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By Monochrom
Many thanks! I thought it may have been some...

Many thanks!

I thought it may have been some "must see" smaller shops.

:)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 5 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By Monochrom
PHoto gear shop in new york recommend please

Hi, i friend of mine is going to new york and he would like to buy a contax t3.
Can you recommend a shop?

Thanks in advance.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 390
Posted By Monochrom
nice! DIY RFīs alignment is like changing a flat...

nice!

DIY RFīs alignment is like changing a flat of your car (even easier) you donīt send your car back to stutgart to change the tire, do you?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,078
Posted By Monochrom
For what i recall, the summarit is no match for...

For what i recall, the summarit is no match for the lux v1.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 1 Week Ago
Replies: 286
Views: 10,421
Posted By Monochrom
What a NEW!!!!

:eek:

This is amazing!

Iīm happy. Really.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 861
Posted By Monochrom
The elmar 3.5 is really hard to beat, even by...

The elmar 3.5 is really hard to beat, even by modern standards it is remarkable.
Canon lenses never let you down either, should be very interesting if you show some pics with it

:)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-24-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 884
Posted By Monochrom
Sometimes pieces of old film get stuck in the...

Sometimes pieces of old film get stuck in the pressure plate making such problems.
The PP may have gone out of whack also so as mdarnton said take off the lens open the shutter and actuate the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-20-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By Monochrom
mmmmm....i see. But iīd rather use my 124g with...

mmmmm....i see.

But iīd rather use my 124g with close up lenses...anyway iīll test the factibility myself...

:cool:
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-19-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By Monochrom
Contameter on Fuji/bessa? Anyone?

Hi i was wondering if someone has ever used a contameter acc. o a Bessa/Fuji.

I know ther are issues mounting the lenses in the camera but are things that can be solved.

So some experience on this...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-19-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 3,594
Posted By Monochrom
Good question. For a lapse of time prices were...

Good question.

For a lapse of time prices were dropping!

For sure itīs a terrific camera, IQ is superb itīs a real M camera.

And i think the promise for large sensors in other brands was only that...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-18-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 1,853
Posted By Monochrom
Excellent!!! ...and please RFF ban photogs from...

Excellent!!!

...and please RFF ban photogs from using tons of sharpening!!!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-06-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 1,717
Posted By Monochrom
That one is amazing :O The emperor surely needed...

That one is amazing :O

The emperor surely needed this policy instead of a dozen death stars
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-06-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By Monochrom
thank you guys. iīll check on your suggestions :)

thank you guys. iīll check on your suggestions :)
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-06-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By Monochrom
P&S with "2nd curtain" synch?

Hi, do you know if thereīs any P&S with flash 2nd curtain synch? I know many can shoot at low speeds.

Thanks in advance!
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-04-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,332
Posted By Monochrom
Perhaps...solution

Hi!

YEars ago when i had my ZI it happened the same (electronics are the same), totally dead so i opened the film chamber and advanced (manually) the rod that catches the film. that way i could get...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-04-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 3,471
Posted By Monochrom
My experience has been the opposite. O love Rfīs...

My experience has been the opposite.

O love Rfīs since i can pre focus and focus very fast, with reflexīs i just canīt focus properly...few weeks ago i got this superb leica R8 with a super...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2015
Replies: 6,191
Views: 477,803
Posted By Monochrom
A VC 40mm nokton Single coated.

A VC 40mm nokton Single coated.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 10-31-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,240
Posted By Monochrom
Wow! Thanks for your comments. I dechromed and...

Wow!

Thanks for your comments.

I dechromed and painted it black.

My next project is a sorry state Leica III G. It has a broken aluminium body and was totally damaged by water. Hope the RF prism...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 10-30-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,240
Posted By Monochrom
New restoration - Black Paint Leica IIIF ST

Hi Guys!

Here is my latest creation or better said restoration.

Leica 3F black paint

Hope you like it!

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/754/21994433423_6eb3821676.jpg...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 10-29-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 557
Posted By Monochrom
Hi, voting = curating? I think you may put some...

Hi, voting = curating?

I think you may put some theory up to begin form the start, i donņt think voting is enough.

Iīd appreciate the effort of conforming a group where theory and practice could...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-29-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,567
Posted By Monochrom
So true! :D

So true! :D
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-29-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 7,683
Posted By Monochrom
Hi, the 85/2 is a nice lens! it was really sharp...

Hi, the 85/2 is a nice lens! it was really sharp but was too heavy to carry around.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-26-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 1,593
Posted By Monochrom
Iīd rather shoot alone, but i do shoot in one...

Iīd rather shoot alone, but i do shoot in one specific group where the organizers find interesting spots in my home town.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-26-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 663
Posted By Monochrom
First is to align RF, then you may perform some...

First is to align RF, then you may perform some tests with a ruler.
Focus shift is something that non aspherical fast lenses have.

Good luck
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-26-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 663
Posted By Monochrom
Hi, i think you have to adjust the RF in your M9,...

Hi, i think you have to adjust the RF in your M9, with little allen wrench you can doi it easily. Itīs far easier than changing a flat tire.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-22-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 633
Posted By Monochrom
Thumbs up Hi, thanks :)

Hi, thanks :)
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-22-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 633
Posted By Monochrom
Hi rbelyell, thank you very much for you...

Hi rbelyell, thank you very much for you encouraging words, i really appreciate it :)
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-22-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 633
Posted By Monochrom
My GF670

Hi since i know folders iīve loved them i find, the solution, the best there is, period.

I started with 35mm folders and still keep the contessa 35. Then i purchased a super ikonta to test 6x6...i...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 10-22-2015
Replies: 183
Views: 29,161
Posted By Monochrom
My long gone...

My long gone Dp2M...:(

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4002/4425483614_29fe9fb78e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/7K4L6C)Self (https://flic.kr/p/7K4L6C) by Enzo Betinyani...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 10-21-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,402
Posted By Monochrom
:eek: Thanks for posting!!!

:eek:

Thanks for posting!!!
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-21-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 957
Posted By Monochrom
Hi, You have to know there are different...

Hi,

You have to know there are different qualities of leather.

When leather leaves the tannery itīs a 1 cm layer, very thick.

Then the process is to split this thick layer into 2-3 thinner...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-20-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 595
Posted By Monochrom
hi, isnīt your M8 off? did you test itīs...

hi, isnīt your M8 off? did you test itīs alignment?

Once i saw an M8 that had a different adjustment of the arm that houses the RF wheel. It gave me different focus point than my m9 with the same...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-20-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 4,398
Posted By Monochrom
New Leica SL and this statement...iīm...

New Leica SL and this statement...iīm apalled

:confused:
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-20-2015
Replies: 273
Views: 10,457
Posted By Monochrom
no! i refuse to believe this is it!

no!

i refuse to believe this is it!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-20-2015
Replies: 273
Views: 10,457
Posted By Monochrom
Hope it looks like the LEica Q, because this sony...

Hope it looks like the LEica Q, because this sony a7 style isnīt really very atractive.

And that 50mm is huge!

:mad:
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-19-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By Monochrom
Hi, then you must clean it. Itīs easy removing...

Hi, then you must clean it.

Itīs easy removing the top plate.

Screws at both sides under the rubbers, one at the back, also a couple in the eye piece.
Perhaps the hardest is the speeds dial that...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-17-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 1,857
Posted By Monochrom
Hi, i think itīs a fake. There are parts that...

Hi, i think itīs a fake.

There are parts that are exactly as those used in the industar lenses. The stop screw is situated too near to the edge and engravings just donīt have the smoothness of leica...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-16-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 821
Posted By Monochrom
Wow ko.fe. nice site!!! thx BTW: iīve used a lot...

Wow ko.fe. nice site!!! thx

BTW: iīve used a lot an orion-15 on my m9 if this russar is something like the O-15 you will be very happy with it!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-16-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 821
Posted By Monochrom
Check Marco Cavinaīs...

Check Marco Cavinaīs site:

http://www.marcocavina.com/articoli_fotografici/Soviet_and_wide_lenses_on_Leica_M/00_p.htm

You might find very interesting/useful info on this lens from the motherland.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-15-2015
Replies: 100
Views: 8,560
Posted By Monochrom
I think the Q is only an essay for an improved...

I think the Q is only an essay for an improved new system.

Leica never gives you the whole thing when it comes to P&S, they always keep something in the sleeve for not making problems to their M...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-12-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By Monochrom
Hi, A couple years ago i was about to buy myself...

Hi,

A couple years ago i was about to buy myself that lens, so i tested on my M9, results were horrible.

JMQ has stated it clearly.

Iīve used the VC 21/4 which works better on the M9 and itīs...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-11-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By Monochrom
Check infinity alignment with each lens and take...

Check infinity alignment with each lens and take note of any difference.

5 inches on the planar is way too much, thre might be a faulty lens.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-11-2015
Replies: 163
Views: 8,121
Posted By Monochrom
Nice thread :) Konica Hexar RF: too heavy, too...

Nice thread :)

Konica Hexar RF: too heavy, too noisy.
Leica M7: too heavy, too expensive.
Elmar 50/2.8: 5cm f3.5 elmar far better! & smaller.
Contax T3: too good i regret almost everyday selling it...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-24-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,072
Posted By Monochrom
Hi, does anyone has experience with this seller?...

Hi, does anyone has experience with this seller? I looked his feedback and there was no record about these repairs.

On the other hand i found another seller who offered cable replacements, i bought...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-24-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3,127
Posted By Monochrom
ZM 35 1.4 is huge :eek:

ZM 35 1.4 is huge :eek:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-23-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 847
Posted By Monochrom
Hi, that stripe is flare. Check your lens for...

Hi, that stripe is flare. Check your lens for haze in the inner elements.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-23-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By Monochrom
Hi, i had to adjust my GFīs Rf, you must take the...

Hi, i had to adjust my GFīs Rf, you must take the hot shoe and then with a screwdriver make the necessary adjustments.
Itīs like any VC bessa, quite simple.

But, the Gf is 80mm lens and then the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-22-2015
Replies: 323
Views: 66,091
Posted By Monochrom
Hi, i have a GF670, iīm so impressed and...

Hi, i have a GF670, iīm so impressed and delighted with this beauty!

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/581/21148031675_0882fb4e0f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ydMc2M)Fuji GF 670 (https://flic.kr/p/ydMc2M)...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-21-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By Monochrom
Excellent! :D

Excellent! :D
Forum: Off Topic 09-17-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,073
Posted By Monochrom
Thanks! The last Tsunamis should hit the coast...

Thanks!

The last Tsunamis should hit the coast in about 3:15 more hours. These waves are not like the ones that you see in films they are 4 mtrs high and donņt hit all the coast just the ones...
Forum: Off Topic 09-17-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,073
Posted By Monochrom
Thank you very much for your best wishes. Iīm...

Thank you very much for your best wishes.

Iīm fine and today after darkness things are geting back to normal although there are at least 8 victims.

At least we are well prepared for these...
Forum: Off Topic 09-16-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,073
Posted By Monochrom
Unhappy Once more...earthquake in Chile

Well, once more earthquake in my country...

8.3 richter in the epicentre, some tsunamis have already hit some coast towns.

..and the earth keeps trembling...

sad sad...

:(
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-14-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By Monochrom
:) Thank you very very much!

:)

Thank you very very much!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-14-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By Monochrom
Somky & Elmar 5cm f3.5 LTM

Hi,

I want to buy a somky device, but one seller says it will be fine with my elmar 5cm f3.5 ltm and the other seller says the elmar wonīt be precise and the only two lenses to use it are the elmar...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-27-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,406
Posted By Monochrom
Contax are amazing cameras, the shutter is...

Contax are amazing cameras, the shutter is awesome and can handle very slow speeds with success add it the terrific sonnar 50 f1.5 (coated if possible) and you will have a long lasting RF.

For what...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-21-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 854
Posted By Monochrom
Interesting accesory. The securing screw is so...

Interesting accesory. The securing screw is so big that resembles a cam, as said earlier it might have got another slip in part for the cold shoe.

I remember an accesory like a cord with a ring that...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-18-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By Monochrom
Hi, make a simple yet effective test, lay a ruler...

Hi, make a simple yet effective test, lay a ruler on a table and focus on 3 feet one meter mark.

Do it at 1.4 then at 2.8.

Remember if the lens is f2.8 optimized then focus will be fine at 2.8-f16...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-17-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 3,124
Posted By Monochrom
I do shoot my RFīs on regular basis. Nowadays...

I do shoot my RFīs on regular basis.

Nowadays iīm getting familiar with the fuji gf670.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-17-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,210
Posted By Monochrom
Hi, very interesting, can you tell me how much...

Hi, very interesting, can you tell me how much sharpening did you apply on PP?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-17-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,457
Posted By Monochrom
Hi, the sync dial doesnīt interfere with the...

Hi, the sync dial doesnīt interfere with the speed dial, but it might have dirt or dust or old grease that is getting in the way of the dial. Any friction will lower your marked speeds.

You can lift...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-15-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,630
Posted By Monochrom
Iīd recommend th 50 1.8, better than the 1.4,...

Iīd recommend th 50 1.8, better than the 1.4, smaller, cheaper and doesnīt have fcous shift.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-14-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By Monochrom
And so...i talked to voigtlander.de they sent me...

And so...i talked to voigtlander.de they sent me to usa representatives, but they donīt have spares. When is needed they send to japan. Iīm so far away that iīll spent more in shipping than a used...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-13-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By Monochrom
Hi thanks, iīll write to him. Is any other palce...

Hi thanks, iīll write to him.

Is any other palce where spare parts can be purchased?
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-13-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By Monochrom
R3A dim rf patch, spare part needed-Help!

Hi guys,

I have this r3a with a dim uncontrasty rf patch.

iīve disassembled it and found that a multiprism might be defective.
Since it doesnīt have any evident flaw i think iīll be changing this...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-12-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,232
Posted By Monochrom
Ok, Thought you were talking about the red dot...

Ok,
Thought you were talking about the red dot in the release lock.

The red leitz logo is part of the m4p in fact is a well made disc of aluminium embossed with the letters.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-12-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,232
Posted By Monochrom
This one had it painted red so i stripped it and...

This one had it painted red so i stripped it and repainted. Iīll check more info on the web.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-12-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,232
Posted By Monochrom
Thank guys! The leather is real, i cut it from...

Thank guys!

The leather is real, i cut it from zero. I found it in a local store and itīs really nice nothing plastic.

The engravigs were filled in the most old fashion, little brush and patience.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-12-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,232
Posted By Monochrom
Leica M4P Back in track (restoration concluded)

Hi Guys!

At last i finished this new restoration project.

This time a battered Leica M4P.

Iīd say restoring leicas has something special, itīs not only the evident what is remade but also...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-11-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 5,423
Posted By Monochrom
New?

New shape or new optics?

35 f1.7 just like the older version?

Very interesting.
Forum: RFF News 08-06-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 6,984
Posted By Monochrom
Nice brave move. Leica must move forward and...

Nice brave move.

Leica must move forward and leave behind the M system.

Hope they make a real fast and accurate AF with real high ISO capabilities.

:)
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-30-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By Monochrom
in canon we believe.

in canon we believe.
Forum: Sony A7 Series - All Models 07-28-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,875
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 07-26-2015
Replies: 2,709
Views: 528,171
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: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-26-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 600
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 Lenses & Images 07-25-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,027
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 / 220 film RF's 07-24-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 2,805
Posted By Monochrom
:D you always need them!

:D you always need them!
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-24-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 2,805
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: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-24-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 5,535
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 07-24-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 4,594
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 07-24-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 4,594
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 07-24-2015
Replies: 162
Views: 22,857
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 Olympus Panasonic 07-24-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 4,929
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. 07-15-2015
Replies: 311
Views: 22,438
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 07-15-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,193
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: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-15-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 6,191
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 07-13-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,210
Posted By Monochrom
Amen! :)

Amen!

:)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-13-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,210
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 07-11-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,130
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 07-09-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 4,594
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 07-09-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 4,795
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 07-06-2015
Replies: 78
Views: 5,718
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: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 07-03-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,354
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 Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-25-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,179
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: 2,099
Posted By Monochrom
Thumbs up BEautiful shots!

BEautiful shots!
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-14-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 4,366
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 / T / X Series 06-11-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 10,550
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: Leica M9 / ME 06-07-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,140
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: 1,061
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: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-30-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 8,029
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: 1,594
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: 624
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: 624
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: 411
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: 696
Posted By Monochrom
Practice, thatīs holy grail, good luck

Practice, thatīs holy grail, good luck
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-24-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 2,724
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 Lenses & Images 05-24-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 3,364
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: 28
Views: 2,037
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: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-21-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,123
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: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-14-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 583
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: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-14-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 583
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: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-13-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 529
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: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-13-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 529
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: 623
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: 5
Views: 1,009
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: Leica M9 / ME 04-30-2015
Replies: 62
Views: 4,936
Posted By Monochrom
Wow! Is it coupled????

Wow!

Is it coupled????
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-30-2015
Replies: 252
Views: 45,490
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: 2,932
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: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 04-30-2015
Replies: 371
Views: 39,656
Posted By Monochrom
Savings

Iīll start to save money seriously.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-28-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 494
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: 2,038
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...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-27-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,594
Posted By Monochrom
Dear MAitani, yes i think iīve got a real gain...

Dear MAitani, yes i think iīve got a real gain with this equipment. Iīm 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 04-26-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,594
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 04-26-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,594
Posted By Monochrom
Wow, nice site!!!! Thanks a lot!

Wow, nice site!!!! Thanks a lot!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-26-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 670
Posted By Monochrom
Iīve done it, and have to say between bulb and...

Iīve 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 04-26-2015
Replies: 151
Views: 22,384
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 04-26-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,594
Posted By Monochrom
Thanks! i check on those recommendations!

Thanks! i check on those recommendations!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-26-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,594
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?

Iīve never used a zoom in my life :cool:
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-26-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 670
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 04-26-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,594
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.

Iīll check on those 35mm ones.

I thought maybe some aother brand could provide nice glass for these superb...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-26-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,594
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...

Iīm in love with the camera, perhaps i can keep it, but i know nothing on...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-26-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 670
Posted By Monochrom
No experts around? :D:(

No experts around? :D:(
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-26-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 670
Posted By Monochrom
Slow speeds Contax T2-Help!

Hi folks.

Iīve purchased a contax t2 and iīm 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 04-23-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 10,334
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 iīll earn some money selling them on ebay.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-22-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,328
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 donīt you sell your m6 youīll need it soon :D
Forum: DIYS Modifications 04-22-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,200
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 04-22-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,543
Posted By Monochrom
TRy to learn on CMYK.

After you do the conversion and profiles...youīll 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 Modifications 04-22-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 831
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 Modifications 04-22-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 831
Posted By Monochrom
Talking Canīt stop painting! Black Summaron!

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

Hope you like it....and about the Md...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-15-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,888
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 itīs 2500 iso is more than enough for me.

Iīd 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: 1,062
Posted By Monochrom
Wow, very interesting!!! thnaks for sharing!

Wow, very interesting!!! thnaks for sharing!
Forum: DIYS Modifications 04-07-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,176
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 Modifications 04-06-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,176
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 Modifications 04-06-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,176
Posted By Monochrom
Hahaha! thank you very much!!! ...are you...

Hahaha!

thank you very much!!!

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

:D
Forum: DIYS Modifications 04-06-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,176
Posted By Monochrom
Black paint Leica iiiF

Hi guys!

Iīve just finished painting black my leica III-F!

Have to say these Ltmīs 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: 997
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: 997
Posted By Monochrom
Aires 35 V interchangeable system

Hi, iīve seen this aires cameras with interchangeable lenses.

The coral 45mm f1.5 seems pretty nice....but havenīt 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: 1,976
Posted By Monochrom
Thumbs up don

Iīve purchased many times parts for fixing M cameras, his service and products have always been fast and reliable.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-20-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 4,938
Posted By Monochrom
The conclusion....:(

Hi fellas.

I think itīs the end of it.

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

Sent back the camera and the seller just played dumb, usps stated clearly...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-19-2015
Replies: 197
Views: 23,098
Posted By Monochrom
I love my elmar...iīve made a simple mod to let...

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


https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8652/15740283869_bfa51aa943_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pYV51D)Don Héctor...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-18-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 5,013
Posted By Monochrom
The canon P is a great, well built camera, iīve...

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

So the P is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-17-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 554
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: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-15-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 10,870
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: 748
Posted By Monochrom
They work iīve switched many times. The mp and...

They work iīve 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: 4,179
Posted By Monochrom
Sad story. :(

Sad story. :(
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-11-2015
Replies: 966
Views: 139,151
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 seņorita-Hektor 5cm f2.5 (https://flic.kr/p/a7Wx1W) by Patagonean...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 03-10-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By Monochrom
Hektor 5cm mount + Sonnar 38mm f2.8 contax lens

Hi!

I had this hektor wich was burned, optics kaputt...

...and i bought on ebay the lens assembly of the T2

So, today recieved it and dismantled it...just left the lens and barrel.

The great...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-09-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 964
Posted By Monochrom
Hi, my advice...adjust infinity with the...

Hi, my advice...adjust infinity with the summicron then perfomr some simple accuracy tests. Youīll know right away

Whats the difference tween the two lenses? 1/15th of the rf patch or 3/4th?
The...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-09-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By Monochrom
Hi, strange case. Are you sure you are...

Hi, strange case.

Are you sure you are completing the throw as you advance?

Can you check with another M body?
Forum: DIYS Modifications 03-09-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 13,049
Posted By Monochrom
Really great project! Great results!!!

Really great project!

Great results!!!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-06-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 4,964
Posted By Monochrom
Hi, exactly there is a printed circuit that goes...

Hi, exactly there is a printed circuit that goes from the camera to the lens, when the lens goes in and out this printed circuit on plastic cracks and the signal is cut. Iīve been trying to fix this,...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 03-06-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 3,894
Posted By Monochrom
What a post! All your shots are superb!!! You...

What a post!

All your shots are superb!!!

You really squeeze out from the xpan great images.
Forum: RFF Polls 03-06-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,899
Posted By Monochrom
Hi Calzone, i really understand you, that crack,...

Hi Calzone, i really understand you, that crack, that gap, that moment where waters meet are very interesting to observe and document. ;)
Forum: RFF Polls 03-06-2015
Replies: 188
Views: 30,950
Posted By Monochrom
I think many voters like me were confused about...

I think many voters like me were confused about the question.

Poll questions usually are made in positive.

Anyway my preferred lengths are 50 and 28.

I really like wides wider than 28, like 21 and...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-06-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,899
Posted By Monochrom
Hi, very interesting, I try to develop ideas or...

Hi, very interesting,

I try to develop ideas or make a series, for instance my main project over the years has been taking photographs of jobs that are being around for decades and now are obsolete...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-06-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,097
Posted By Monochrom
Nice shots, they look nice, but they are quite...

Nice shots, they look nice, but they are quite small to tell.:D but to glambe iīd say the upper one is the biogon.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-06-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,097
Posted By Monochrom
The canon is a fine performer, more modern than...

The canon is a fine performer, more modern than the summaron.

At f2 is very sharp in the center.

I donņt recall but i think here a member made some tests tween the canon and the asph cron.

When...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-06-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,706
Posted By Monochrom
I think body of work, doesnīt matter if itīs been...

I think body of work, doesnīt matter if itīs been used too much.

BOW means you have your concepts and obsessions clear.

humbles and snobs can be very pretentious, works either way:D
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-06-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,256
Posted By Monochrom
The yashicamat is extraordinary! I had one a few...

The yashicamat is extraordinary!

I had one a few years ago, now iīve bought another one the plain 124 (not G)


The lens is super sharp, easy to use robust and the meter is fine!

So you have to...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-05-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 4,925
Posted By Monochrom
Hi, mine deosnīt have the manual perhaps at...

Hi, mine deosnīt have the manual perhaps at butkus.org?

But the thing is simple try to look on the website for pictures.

Check this...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-05-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 4,938
Posted By Monochrom
Nver ending story...:(

Hi guys!

This never ends...the seller sent me a rear optical element to change but it never arrived...the tracking id shows "doesnīt exist"

I made tests and the lens backfocuses like hell itīs so...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-05-2015
Replies: 82
Views: 12,638
Posted By Monochrom
i dindīt know the T line was a failure..might be...

i dindīt know the T line was a failure..might be interesting to know what are the reasosn for that.

But i think as said before, Leica should go for a partnership with Apple. there Leica can reach a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-04-2015
Replies: 131
Views: 11,552
Posted By Monochrom
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4024/5121468270_9a4...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4024/5121468270_9a43ae5808.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/8NyS65)panel (https://flic.kr/p/8NyS65) by Patagonean (https://www.flickr.com/people/25288428@N00/), on...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-03-2015
Replies: 162
Views: 22,857
Posted By Monochrom
To me a rangefinder must have two images merging...

To me a rangefinder must have two images merging just like an analogue RF...donīt want it if their RF is a super ultra maginification...:D
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-03-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 712
Posted By Monochrom
oh! i thought there was a new camera coming!

oh! i thought there was a new camera coming!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-02-2015
Replies: 225
Views: 13,672
Posted By Monochrom
Yes...it can...

Can it get more ridiculous?

I remember one Simpsonīs episode...barney gomez was dressed like a baby and said "Can I get lower than this?"...then came a blizzard and his diapers blew away.

Itīs...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-02-2015
Replies: 481
Views: 60,896
Posted By Monochrom
Iglesia Pentecostal. Dios ama al pecador más...

Iglesia Pentecostal.

Dios ama al pecador más aborrece su pecado!!!

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Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 03-02-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 6,786
Posted By Monochrom
BTW iīve sold my merrill...is SPP 6.2.1 faster...

BTW iīve sold my merrill...is SPP 6.2.1 faster and easier to work with than previous versions?

I loved my DPM, perhaps the only reason i sold it was i prefered shooting FF with my m9...and for a...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 03-01-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 6,786
Posted By Monochrom
beautiful shots... ...has someone done a test...

beautiful shots...

...has someone done a test between the merrill and the Q?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-01-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By Monochrom
be carefull on that...sometimes the RF wheel can...

be carefull on that...sometimes the RF wheel can get stuck with the lens rim that actuates that element...itīs safer to mount the lens into the adapter out of the camera.
Forum: RFF Polls 03-01-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 47,991
Posted By Monochrom
200 or 2000??? what a question... I use always...

200 or 2000??? what a question...

I use always high Iso since i use slow, small, sharp lenses...each time iīm indoors the thing jumps to 1250, 2500 easily.

But outdoors i also use hi iso, like...
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 03-01-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,545
Posted By Monochrom
Hi, Iīd love to see a cloth shutter, better iso...

Hi,

Iīd love to see a cloth shutter, better iso and slimmer body like original mīs.

But above all...a better sensor that can withstand WA lenses.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-28-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 2,765
Posted By Monochrom
B/W film is so gorgeous! I shoot mostly digital...

B/W film is so gorgeous! I shoot mostly digital but i recognize film can be beaten by digital.

For colour i prefer digital.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-25-2015
Replies: 197
Views: 23,098
Posted By Monochrom
The best lens ever. m9 + Redscale elmar...

The best lens ever. m9 + Redscale elmar

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8619/16256069280_ce138501fe_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qLuB3y)Miguel, sastre (https://flic.kr/p/qLuB3y) by Patagonean...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-25-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By Monochrom
Check this one from 2 days...

Check this one from 2 days ago.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=147526&highlight=konost
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-25-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 7,725
Posted By Monochrom
Iīve seen that lens and i wonder why is it so...

Iīve seen that lens and i wonder why is it so large! Is it retro-focus design form Dslrīs???
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-25-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 6,508
Posted By Monochrom
Every photographic genre or style is hard to tame...

Every photographic genre or style is hard to tame and harder to master.

People have different ambitions and thus they tend to go deeper into it or to be light.

The internet is sooo extense...hay de...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-24-2015
Replies: 162
Views: 22,857
Posted By Monochrom
Itīs not a bad idea, they can profit from decades...

Itīs not a bad idea, they can profit from decades of great lenses alreay made for leica.

Hope it sees light soon.

Perhaps not such a handsome cmaera thou.
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-23-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 663
Posted By Monochrom
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-23-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 663
Posted By Monochrom
Minifex trioplan 16mm-What?

Hi,

Iīve just traded this minifex camera for a couple helmets.

Iīm just admired by the size of this gem...but i know nothing about her.

Perhaps you could help me to find info on this one.

I used...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-22-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 822
Posted By Monochrom
Hi, bad news. Prism separation can ocur for...

Hi, bad news. Prism separation can ocur for various reasons. Itīs only going to get worse but canīt tell when wil separate completely, can last for long thou.
Be very carefull with the camera avoid...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-22-2015
Replies: 148
Views: 6,599
Posted By Monochrom
Very interesting. Very helpful! Thanks for...

Very interesting.

Very helpful!

Thanks for sharing.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 02-20-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,798
Posted By Monochrom
this elmar is not difficult, remeber there is not...

this elmar is not difficult, remeber there is not enough space to give you nightmares ;)
Forum: DIYS Modifications 02-20-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,798
Posted By Monochrom
Thank you johannielscom Andrew, i donīt have...

Thank you johannielscom

Andrew, i donīt have pictures, have you experience dismantling lenses?

on the back side ther is a black rim that has an outer diam of 27mm adn inside diam of 20mm...you must...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 02-20-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,798
Posted By Monochrom
The end!

Hi folks!

I ended my polish experiment yesterday.

Iīm quite happy with the results.

the "girl gone crazy" pic is before and the "iīm going to kill you slowly" girl is after.

The lens is still...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-20-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 3,333
Posted By Monochrom
Nice thread, please keepīem coming!

Nice thread, please keepīem coming!
Forum: DIYS Modifications 02-19-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,798
Posted By Monochrom
It is a good idea, some weeks ago i had to re...

It is a good idea, some weeks ago i had to re cement an m3 prism...the "technician" used loctite on another one...so i used a UV cement that left the prism very good. I put a drop of this cement over...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 02-19-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,798
Posted By Monochrom
Hi, yrsterday i started making the test on kaputt...

Hi, yrsterday i started making the test on kaputt glass...then i sat polishing during 5 hours.

The lens scratches easily but polishes...very slowly.

I think iīll finish it in the evening.

I got...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-18-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,747
Posted By Monochrom
If the serial number is not in the proper list it...

If the serial number is not in the proper list it must be a repaint job.

The wear looks artificial imo.

The open-close knob should be black, should it?
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-18-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 4,938
Posted By Monochrom
Epilogue?

During this time iīve been talking to the seller.

I expressed my concerns and after a while he came to an answer.

useful answer it was...enough funds to perform the necessary fixes.

And the best...
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