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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 359
Views: 59,560
Posted By DavidKKHansen
I sometimes don't understand people's concern...

I sometimes don't understand people's concern about finding replacement parts for certain cameras.

I understand the concern and worry if buying an expensive Leica camera that is supposed to last a...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 311
Views: 16,899
Posted By DavidKKHansen
People don't say Canon 5D taipu 4, because they...

People don't say Canon 5D taipu 4, because they probably would say Canon 5D maaku 4 :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By DavidKKHansen
Current turnaround time is 8 weeks, excluding...

Current turnaround time is 8 weeks, excluding shipping and handling.

In January 2014 I sent in my then M7 for a few cosmetic changes. I didn't ask them to upgrade the DX contacts, but they offered...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-01-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By DavidKKHansen
In manual mode, Nikon's SB-900 (and probably also...

In manual mode, Nikon's SB-900 (and probably also SB-910) is so easy to use, it's almost idiot proof. I've used the SB-900 in manual mode a lot with the Leica MP and Zeiss Ikon SW, really one of the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-19-2015
Replies: 186
Views: 40,680
Posted By DavidKKHansen
I'm in a bit of a strange situation. About two...

I'm in a bit of a strange situation.

About two weeks ago, I received the complete Millennium kit. Leica M6 TTL in black paint with serial matching 35mm Summicron ASPH and 50mm Summilux (pre-ASPH). ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-18-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,379
Posted By DavidKKHansen
Yeah and so are silver chrome lenses and probably...

Yeah and so are silver chrome lenses and probably also the upcoming black chrome lenses. I'm glad to know that in your eyes the silver and black chrome lenses are also higher quality all over...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-17-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,379
Posted By DavidKKHansen
Sweet. Hopefully these aren't limited editions...

Sweet. Hopefully these aren't limited editions and the black chrome (based on brass) will spread to the rest of the range. I think black chrome is way understated and black paint overrated!
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 03-08-2015
Replies: 59
Views: 2,302
Posted By DavidKKHansen
Back when I had an Xpan, I got a freak...

Back when I had an Xpan, I got a freak coincidence with some slide film. Two frames taken in succession makes the background house look as if it's whole, going from one frame into the next. It's...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-18-2015
Replies: 7,333
Views: 2,632,843
Posted By DavidKKHansen
*gasp!* That's so puuuurty!

*gasp!*

That's so puuuurty!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-18-2015
Replies: 186
Views: 40,680
Posted By DavidKKHansen
Keep the camera. Sell the lens. Then buy a...

Keep the camera. Sell the lens. Then buy a black paint 50mm Summilux :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-14-2015
Replies: 7,333
Views: 2,632,843
Posted By DavidKKHansen
Nothing will replace the original type of...

Nothing will replace the original type of vulcanite, that's for sure. But I feel Leica's doing a good job trying to find something similar.

Black chrome is nice, share some more photos :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-14-2015
Replies: 7,333
Views: 2,632,843
Posted By DavidKKHansen
I'm really liking Leica's new vulcanite on film...

I'm really liking Leica's new vulcanite on film bodies. Is that MP black chrome?
Forum: Travel 01-12-2015
Replies: 817
Poll: Berlin?
Views: 67,490
Posted By DavidKKHansen
If you don't get together this weekend, what...

If you don't get together this weekend, what about Saturday the 24th? I'll be visiting for the weekend... I could even bring prints (oooh, actual photographs!).
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-29-2014
Replies: 95
Views: 10,463
Posted By DavidKKHansen
Oops, I posted on the wrong thread, but the...

Oops, I posted on the wrong thread, but the question about the M6 TTL Millenium I had, you just answered. Thanks! :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-29-2014
Replies: 95
Views: 10,463
Posted By DavidKKHansen
The recent activity in this thread has got me...

The recent activity in this thread has got me lusting after one!!

Quick question, is the rectangular frame around the ISO/DIN door painted black, or a standard M6 black chrome?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-22-2014
Replies: 488
Views: 48,299
Posted By DavidKKHansen
Brilliant, what a wonderful gift to give!! :)

Brilliant, what a wonderful gift to give!! :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-18-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By DavidKKHansen
This summer I showed a friend how I use flash...

This summer I showed a friend how I use flash within street photography, here are some of what came out of it. Nothing special, mostly my friend who wanted to see and learn.

Leica M7 and SF 24D...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-16-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By DavidKKHansen
As mentioned, the Nikon flash won't work with TTL...

As mentioned, the Nikon flash won't work with TTL flash metering. Only Leica and certain Metz flashes will do so.

Also set the shutter speed to the flash ligtning bolt, which is 1/50 of a second. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-16-2014
Replies: 7,333
Views: 2,632,843
Posted By DavidKKHansen
What discussion about chrome? All I see is wear...

What discussion about chrome? All I see is wear on a well-used gray painted M9 ;)
Forum: RFF News 12-10-2014
Replies: 291
Views: 18,618
Posted By DavidKKHansen
Sorry, I'm located in Denmark so perhaps the...

Sorry, I'm located in Denmark so perhaps the express service is only available to EU residents? I sent the M7 directly to Leica in the spring of 2014, whilst they were moving to Wetzlar. Back in...
Forum: RFF News 12-10-2014
Replies: 291
Views: 18,618
Posted By DavidKKHansen
I've previously sent in (analog) Leica equipment...

I've previously sent in (analog) Leica equipment for service/modification and yes, they do offer a fee to have the equipment serviced quicker (guaranteed even). I remember them to have two pricing...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-30-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 10,744
Posted By DavidKKHansen
Hey Arnaud! Thanks for the info on the filter...

Hey Arnaud!

Thanks for the info on the filter thread as well as the link. Google Translate does a decent job of translating the site, I'll give a good read next week!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-29-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 10,744
Posted By DavidKKHansen
HA! What a simple solution, wonder why that...

HA! What a simple solution, wonder why that didn't cross my mind! Thanks for the tip ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-29-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 10,744
Posted By DavidKKHansen
Anybody know what filter thread the Ricoh 28mm...

Anybody know what filter thread the Ricoh 28mm LTM uses?

...also, does anyone know if it's possible to permanently convert a (modern-ish) LTM lens to a M-mount? I find the adaptor rings pesky to...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 11-28-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 4,853
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 11-26-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 361
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 11-25-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 361
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 11-17-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 2,721
Posted By DavidKKHansen
Rollei 35 comes close...

Rollei 35 comes close...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-14-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,653
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 11-09-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,538
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: 3,779
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: 68
Views: 2,845
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: 1,161
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: 44
Views: 2,219
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: 44
Views: 2,219
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: 1,675
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: 19
Views: 4,391
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: 1,675
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: 19
Views: 4,391
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 09-16-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,675
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: 101
Views: 22,540
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: 7,333
Views: 2,632,843
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: 686
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: 179
Views: 15,318
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: 128
Views: 8,054
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: 1,018
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: 2,244
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: 1,362
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: 737
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: 7,333
Views: 2,632,843
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......
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