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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Days Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 895
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 4 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By Monochrom
Wow, very interesting!!! thnaks for sharing!

Wow, very interesting!!! thnaks for sharing!
Forum: DIYS Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 463
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 Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 463
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 Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 463
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 Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 463
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 274
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 274
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,181
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 RF Folders 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 2,253
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 12,634
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 RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,984
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 324
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: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-15-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 3,064
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: 481
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: 2,676
Posted By Monochrom
Sad story. :(

Sad story. :(
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-11-2015
Replies: 756
Views: 105,682
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 Forum 03-10-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 276
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: 566
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: 368
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 Forum 03-09-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 9,540
Posted By Monochrom
Really great project! Great results!!!

Really great project!

Great results!!!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 03-06-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 2,946
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: 59
Views: 2,029
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: 19
Views: 1,119
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: 181
Views: 25,325
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: 19
Views: 1,119
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: 692
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: 692
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: 30
Views: 951
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: 635
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: 3,130
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 RF Folders 03-05-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,253
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: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 03-05-2015
Replies: 82
Views: 5,412
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: 124
Views: 9,261
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: Other CSC Cameras 03-03-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 5,672
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: 478
Posted By Monochrom
oh! i thought there was a new camera coming!

oh! i thought there was a new camera coming!
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 03-02-2015
Replies: 229
Views: 8,981
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: 467
Views: 42,864
Posted By Monochrom
Iglesia Pentecostal. Dios ama al pecador más...

Iglesia Pentecostal.

Dios ama al pecador más aborrece su pecado!!!

God loves the sinner abhors his sin!!!


https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7473/15778636926_0469e800ea_z.jpg...
Forum: Other Digital Advanced Fixed Lens Compacts 03-02-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 3,310
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: Other Digital Advanced Fixed Lens Compacts 03-01-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 3,310
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: 428
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: 50
Views: 46,343
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: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 03-01-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 845
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: 2,003
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: 137
Views: 12,634
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: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 02-25-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 343
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: Zeiss Ikon ZM 02-25-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,577
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: 172
Views: 4,368
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: Other CSC Cameras 02-24-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 5,672
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 Fixed Lens Advanced Compacts 02-23-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By Monochrom
Thank you!

Thank you!
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