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Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-24-2012
Replies: 93
Views: 12,576
Posted By Racefan
Ha! Love this thread - can't miss reviving and...

Ha! Love this thread - can't miss reviving and adding my 2 pennies...

Since coming back to rangefinders a couple of years ago I've abandoned all the various carry options that were required for the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-03-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 4,393
Posted By Racefan
Well, I haven't owned a 35-Cron IV so I can't...

Well, I haven't owned a 35-Cron IV so I can't really help you with that part of the decision, but I use a 35-Summarit as the primary lens on my M9 (love it!) and just bought the Nokton 1.2 v2 a week...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-20-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,157
Posted By Racefan
Not exactly what you were asking for,...

Not exactly what you were asking for, but...

Here's an EP-1 in use with a Luigi case. Luigi has an option to include a "cut-out" for a ThumbsUp and this case was bought with that option. Note how...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-08-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 4,695
Posted By Racefan
Not sure if that was intended to have a smiley...

Not sure if that was intended to have a smiley after it but from my experience I'll assume yes...

In my case I had a 35/1.4 MC that I'd been using on an M6 when I got my M8. I knew I missed focus...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-16-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,677
Posted By Racefan
I use the short, fixed length, A&A cloth straps...

I use the short, fixed length, A&A cloth straps (http://www.photovillage.com/product.php?productid=566&cat=0&page=1) on both of my M cameras and find them perfect for me. They work fine when wearing...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-16-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,441
Posted By Racefan
Small town...

Small town Ohio...
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Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 11-19-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 2,072
Posted By Racefan
No knowledge of whether mine is "as original" or...

No knowledge of whether mine is "as original" or not, but it's stamped "Wetzlar" and has the bumpers above the strap lugs, but a higher serial number than yours. S/N 1688xxx

Just offering a data...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-08-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 1,625
Posted By Racefan
Yes, that's the ring that was about 1/4 turn...

Yes, that's the ring that was about 1/4 turn loose in my lens. I didn't over-tighten, I just took that slack out of it and that improved the "wobble" by 80-90%. There is still some movement...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-07-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 1,625
Posted By Racefan
You nailed it Tom - thank you very much! That...

You nailed it Tom - thank you very much!

That ring was very loose and I was able to turn it almost 1/4 turn with a tiny screwdriver in one of the slots. I had about decided I would send it back,...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-06-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 1,625
Posted By Racefan
Thanks for the reply. Mine focuses very smoothly...

Thanks for the reply. Mine focuses very smoothly thru the whole range, so I'm OK on that issue.

To try to give a frame of reference to the "slop" or "wobble" in the lens, with the lens at full...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-06-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 1,625
Posted By Racefan
Lens Wobble in Planar 50/2?

I'm new to interchangeable lens rangefinders - just bought an M6 and a Zeiss Planar ZM 50/2 from a good used equipment dealer and I'm very pleased with what I see in the first roll.

I have one...
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