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Forum: Zeiss Contax 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 768
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: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 475
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 356
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 1,934
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 RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 408
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 900
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 RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,260
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: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 355
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: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 355
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: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 355
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 Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 556
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 Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 556
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 Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 556
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 Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 556
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: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,567
Posted By Monochrom
New?

New shape or new optics?

35 f1.7 just like the older version?

Very interesting.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 3,249
Posted By Monochrom
Q

Hi, itīs a easy choice.

Leica Q.

You can use the 35 and 50mm digital zoom on the Q and emulate the x100t half frame sensor.
Forum: RFF News 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 4,806
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: 399
Posted By Monochrom
in canon we believe.

in canon we believe.
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 07-28-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,473
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: 2,561
Views: 479,280
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: Digital Epson R-D1 Digital RF 07-26-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 366
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 Interchangeable Lens Cameras 07-25-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,067
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 RF's 07-24-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,382
Posted By Monochrom
:D you always need them!

:D you always need them!
Forum: 120 RF's 07-24-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,382
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: The Business Of Photography 07-24-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 4,112
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: 3,178
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: 3,178
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: 133
Views: 12,674
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 07-24-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,837
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: 255
Views: 12,822
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: 816
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: Philosophy of Photography 07-15-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 4,366
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: 29
Views: 1,454
Posted By Monochrom
Amen! :)

Amen!

:)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-13-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,454
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: 917
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: 3,178
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: 33
Views: 2,303
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: 74
Views: 3,457
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: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 07-03-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 1,764
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 RF 06-25-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 710
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: 1,599
Posted By Monochrom
Thumbs up BEautiful shots!

BEautiful shots!
Forum: Leica Q 06-14-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 2,615
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 06-11-2015
Replies: 73
Views: 5,599
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: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 06-07-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,549
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: 823
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: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 05-30-2015
Replies: 102
Views: 6,081
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: 1,231
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: 385
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: 385
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: 314
Posted By Monochrom
yep, it looks like curtain problems. Send it to...

yep, it looks like curtain problems. Send it to check tension.
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