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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-13-2013
Replies: 123
Views: 27,062
Posted By cookedart
It's definitely an interesting lens. Compactness...

It's definitely an interesting lens. Compactness and lightness are its' two strongest suits. Image quality beyond f/1.6 is its sweet spot. The aperture ring is definitely unusual.. it's free spinning...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-01-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 8,747
Posted By cookedart
You may be right about this. The surface that...

You may be right about this. The surface that contacts your body is canvas though, but I imagine it will still sweat.

We'll see about marks. It doesn't have any room to move, so it might not have a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-01-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 8,747
Posted By cookedart
From first hand experience, the shape and size of...

From first hand experience, the shape and size of the leather, as well as how tightly you wear the strap is enough to prevent the holster from dangling. I've tested it, I cant get it to dangle. And...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-31-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 8,747
Posted By cookedart
The main advantage that I can glean is that the...

The main advantage that I can glean is that the strap is moulded to hug your body. If for instance you were bending over to grab something on the floor, the camera stays fairly attached to your torso...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-31-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 8,747
Posted By cookedart
They are entirely different designs from what I...

They are entirely different designs from what I can tell. I find this one to look a lot simpler/cleaner.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-31-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 8,747
Posted By cookedart
Yes! I was waiting for someone to copy this...

Yes! I was waiting for someone to copy this design as I thought it'd work well as a carrying solution for a leica that wasn't $10k
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-31-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 8,747
Posted By cookedart
It only works on your left side, yes. If you use...

It only works on your left side, yes.

If you use a strap or a bag at all it's no less stealthy than that. One can wear this underneath a jacket and it's pretty stealthy indeed, if you use a smaller...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-31-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 8,747
Posted By cookedart
The leicagoodies solution is definitely a good...

The leicagoodies solution is definitely a good one... I might even use the sling as part of this holster. Their strap isn't adjustable though, and I don't think the hook is really that much more...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-31-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 8,747
Posted By cookedart
Wotancraft Holster for Rangefinders!

Hey guys!

Just heard about this new camera holster from Wotancraft, the World War 2 Reporter (Retails for $159):

http://www.wotancraft.com/products/bags/eastwood/bch002-reporter.htm

I just...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 08-29-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 3,783
Posted By cookedart
The m8 has offset microlenses as well. The...

The m8 has offset microlenses as well. The sensor's only issue was the ir filter was too thin. The m9 still runs into issues though... Red corner drift with wide angle lenses, for instance.
Forum: Fuji X Fixed Lens 06-13-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 3,116
Posted By cookedart
One thing to be aware of.. I did this exact thing...

One thing to be aware of.. I did this exact thing and ended up losing the 49mm decorative ring from my x100 on a hike... It seems secure on the lens itself but I guess it didn't bind well enough on...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-20-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 877
Posted By cookedart
Hey all, Just to be clearer, I'll load the film,...

Hey all,

Just to be clearer, I'll load the film, put the back on, advanced one frame, and fire, and the frame counter never goes off the "--" setting, even if I shoot an entire roll. I've developed...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-19-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 877
Posted By cookedart
Contax T Rangefinder Film Counter...

Hi guys,

I got a Contax T rangefinder from keh, and noticed the LCD film counter doesn't seem to ever go to 1.. it just stays as --. Is this a common problem?

The film seems to load and wind fine...
Forum: Ricoh Leica M Mount 01-31-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 6,196
Posted By cookedart
I'm sure it will be possible to take a photo with...

I'm sure it will be possible to take a photo with the GXR :rolleyes:.

Hard to make any conclusions about the X100 until it is in people's hands. IQ and focus performance are still huge...
Forum: Ricoh Leica M Mount 01-31-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 6,196
Posted By cookedart
Sony's system doesn't have a viewfinder with...

Sony's system doesn't have a viewfinder with which you can focus Leica glass.
Forum: Ricoh Leica M Mount 01-31-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 6,196
Posted By cookedart
The sensors on the GXR APS-C Modules seem to be...

The sensors on the GXR APS-C Modules seem to be very good - certainly better at High ISO than the M8 (and possibly the M9).

It also takes High-Def Video!

The GXR system is suddenly much more...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras 04-21-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 8,806
Posted By cookedart
Can I ask if the 20mm 1.7 works with the...

Can I ask if the 20mm 1.7 works with the Continuous Autofocus Tracking on the EP-2? It isn't supported on the GF-1, and this sounds like it would be a standout feature for sure.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-11-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By cookedart
I believe V3 is incorrect here, however... it has...

I believe V3 is incorrect here, however... it has the same picture as the v1.

Thanks for chiming in, everyone.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-26-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By cookedart
I've attached a clearer picture of the newest e55...

I've attached a clearer picture of the newest e55 135mm elmarit. It has writing on the front filter thread, the version in question has writing underneath the front lens element. The aperture values...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-25-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By cookedart
Different 135mm Elmarit Versions?

I always thought there was only two versions of the 135mm Elmarit with Goggles but recently I ran into a third version...

The first has the smaller thread (series 7?) and a scalloped focus ring (on...
Forum: Leica M -- Konica RF 03-15-2010
Replies: 138
Views: 31,119
Posted By cookedart
Am I right to understand that you can shoot half...

Am I right to understand that you can shoot half a roll, rewind the film, swap with another roll, and go back to that roll later on?

How is this possible?
Forum: Canon RF 01-04-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 886
Posted By cookedart
What do I have to be careful of? Bending the...

What do I have to be careful of? Bending the mirror too much?



The metal frame is moved diagonally by screw E, at least on my canonet.... I see the screws holding it in place on the reverse side...
Forum: Canon RF 01-03-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 886
Posted By cookedart
So at this point... Adjusting Screw A (vertical...

So at this point... Adjusting Screw A (vertical adjustment) seems to never quite fully align the rangefinder patch at any focal distance... adjusting it majorly clockwise or counter clockwise results...
Forum: Canon RF 01-03-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 886
Posted By cookedart
The first picture attached to this post shows a...

The first picture attached to this post shows a better view of screw B, which clearly pushes in the mirror it is attached to.

The second picture attached shows the camera from the front, with label...
Forum: Canon RF 01-03-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 886
Posted By cookedart
I'm uploading some pictures... I've seen both the...

I'm uploading some pictures... I've seen both the links but I'm still a little confused. First two pictures are of the specific model I'm dealing with.

Third picture is labelled... A = Vertical...
Forum: Canon RF 01-02-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 886
Posted By cookedart
Thanks for the link..my rangefinder setup seems...

Thanks for the link..my rangefinder setup seems quite a bit different than this model though!
Forum: Canon RF 01-01-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 886
Posted By cookedart
At this current point the rangefinder focuses far...

At this current point the rangefinder focuses far too close... meaning that I can never get it to line up horizontally.. vertically it looks close... and the focus travel seems to move a lot more on...
Forum: Canon RF 01-01-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 886
Posted By cookedart
Help with a Canonet QL 19!!

So I looked around at a few threads before cleaning my Canonet QL19 that had a lot of haze in the viewfinder. It worked perfect! However, after putting it all back together, I noticed the Vertical...
Forum: Micl Photo Acc / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-29-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 2,845
Posted By cookedart
Hey guys, I own a Y-Strap and I find it...

Hey guys,

I own a Y-Strap and I find it definitely has its cons...

1- If you carry a bag with you (like I do at all times), the Y strap is only functional as a cross-strap... its nylon is very...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-19-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 629
Posted By cookedart
I'm pretty sure the reason not many people use...

I'm pretty sure the reason not many people use SLR adapters for M cameras is that they tend to be scale-focusing only... with a fast lens it would be super tricky to use.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-19-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,770
Posted By cookedart
Good to know all, thanks very much for weighing...

Good to know all, thanks very much for weighing in. I just wanted to know whether or not it was worth sending it back and getting another from somewhere else.. but if others have noticed this with...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-19-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,770
Posted By cookedart
Question for 90mm Summicron Pre-ASPH (E55) Users....

Hi everyone..

I've just purchased a used 90mm Summicron from KEH.. it's great and super sharp, but I've noticed it's aperture ring is a little on the loose side.. there is some play (the aperture...
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 11-03-2009
Replies: 153
Views: 29,845
Posted By cookedart
I understand what you mean - both lenses seem to...

I understand what you mean - both lenses seem to have a tendency to have double lines/have nervous out of focus areas in certain situations.

I don't doubt that that the 35 1.2 draws very well.. I've...
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 11-03-2009
Replies: 72
Views: 4,184
Posted By cookedart
I would personally recommend the 35mm 1.4.. its...

I would personally recommend the 35mm 1.4.. its diminutive size and fast aperture make it an excellent lens that you'll always be apt to bring with you. I hear the 35 1.2 is better optically, but is...
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 11-01-2009
Replies: 153
Views: 29,845
Posted By cookedart
1. Lets me shoot at 1/60 @ ISO 640 on my M8 at...

1. Lets me shoot at 1/60 @ ISO 640 on my M8 at night, or indoors, or any bad light situations I might run into. This is super invaluable for shooting people like this. If I was shooting with the 1.5,...
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Images 11-01-2009
Replies: 473
Views: 112,770
Posted By cookedart
Some of my own samples...

Some of my own samples here:

http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=Voigtlander%201.1&w=43049680%40N00
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 11-01-2009
Replies: 246
Views: 46,807
Posted By cookedart
Another pic of the lens mounted on an m8.. A pic...

Another pic of the lens mounted on an m8..

A pic of viewfinder blockage

And a pic of the size of the lens compared to an Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM lens - a small SLR Prime.
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 11-01-2009
Replies: 246
Views: 46,807
Posted By cookedart
Just picked this lens up... You can check out...

Just picked this lens up...

You can check out some more downsampled images here:

http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=Voigtlander%201.1&w=43049680%40N00

Attached are some views of the lens mounted on...
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