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Forum: RFF Polls 11-15-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 3,471
Posted By jmc56
This is a scary question in some ways. I...

This is a scary question in some ways. I answered 300-400. The reason in part is that was always a gear head, provided I could pay for it. I'm still a very active shooter at 70, but I've been a...
Forum: Film vs Digital 09-03-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,752
Posted By jmc56
At the risk of offending the careful, meticulous...

At the risk of offending the careful, meticulous film shooters -- or even digital shooters -- when anyone feels they need to learn more from film before moving to digital. I grew up with and ate,...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 12-11-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,215
Posted By jmc56
It's an interesting question. I've an m9-P which...

It's an interesting question. I've an m9-P which as often as not has the 50mm Nokton and I haven't seen it -- which probably means I just haven't seen the right circumstance but as noted, it's a...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-11-2012
Replies: 182
Views: 20,408
Posted By jmc56
mostly digital, very little film

I shoot and I collect. Shooting comes first. Digital wins.

I shot film 1960-2000, then digital found a place and gradually digital has pushed film out of the picture to the extent that film is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-01-2012
Replies: 3,742
Views: 243,699
Posted By jmc56
Black M9-P with CV Nokton 50mm f/1.1. Nice damp...

Black M9-P with CV Nokton 50mm f/1.1. Nice damp streets and not much rain.
Forum: RFF Polls 03-01-2012
Replies: 166
Views: 24,597
Posted By jmc56
regular

In regular list ordered by most time to least but still regular: Canon 5D2, Fuji x100, Canon s90, and Leica M9-P. Explanation. The 5D2 is the most versatile. I might have two others along with...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-01-2012
Replies: 166
Views: 24,597
Posted By jmc56
In regular list ordered by most time to least but...

In regular list ordered by most time to least but still regular: Canon 5D2, Fuji x100, Canon s90, and Leica M9-P. Explanation. The 5D2 is the most versatile. I might have two others along with...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-28-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,420
Posted By jmc56
I'm interest, and maybe really interesting....

I'm interest, and maybe really interesting.

I've collectd folders for a long time and some of them are definitely tired. They're in difference sizes and in a fair number of cases I've got old new...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-28-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 3,330
Posted By jmc56
Comparisons don't mean crap. It's what makes you...

Comparisons don't mean crap. It's what makes you happy.

I love film, grew up knowing nothing but film. IN bed with it.

But I shoot primarily DSLR (Canon 5D Mk II), S95,Fuji x100 and Leica M9 P...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-28-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 5,219
Posted By jmc56
I'm old. I grew up shooting with film and did...

I'm old. I grew up shooting with film and did that for 40+ years. I learned the hard way, starting on 4x5 and occasionally larger.

Now I find Digital a delight. I'm not crapping on film. I'm usin...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-28-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 5,987
Posted By jmc56
Why don't you just keep using both of them. They...

Why don't you just keep using both of them. They both looked fine to me. I'm noting to nitpick worthwhile photos.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-28-2011
Replies: 145
Views: 55,459
Posted By jmc56
[email protected] Youxin Ye is outstanding and he's...

[email protected]

Youxin Ye is outstanding and he's done a lot of Leicas for me. I have four more Leicas that are due to go to him. In sending him many LTM Leicas, I've had one I wasn't happy with and...
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 12-28-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 3,869
Posted By jmc56
I have to say that I've seen this sort of...

I have to say that I've seen this sort of discussion about several CV lenses and have never seen it myself.

I have LTM 15mm, M 40mm f/1.4, ltm 35mm f/2.5 pancake, and a new M Nokton f/1.1. My...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 12-28-2011
Replies: 163
Views: 30,506
Posted By jmc56
Let me add this to the original post re what is...

Let me add this to the original post re what is an M which is somewhat akin to what is a Leica.

I'm going to confess to trading a Leica M3 for a Nikon SP (and both of them saw limited use) at the...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 12-28-2011
Replies: 163
Views: 30,506
Posted By jmc56
Call me a sucker, but I bought the M9 P. I love...

Call me a sucker, but I bought the M9 P. I love it, treasure it but it fits into a very happy niche of my shooting life.

If I'm comfortable, I take it, but understanding that it's never going to...
Forum: Film vs Digital 11-13-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 2,109
Posted By jmc56
I like to shoot. I like film and I like digital....

I like to shoot. I like film and I like digital. I use both, but mostly digital and it all ends up digital in the end, i.e. the film is scanned.

I don't particularly enjoy lab work (It was different...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-11-2011
Replies: 51
Views: 4,190
Posted By jmc56
The answer is pretty simple. They're so hard to...

The answer is pretty simple. They're so hard to kill, no matter how hard you try. Back in the 60s, I bought five F's, plain prism, new for about half price from a Tokyo dealer. I addd a couple more...
Forum: Olympus RF 07-10-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,482
Posted By jmc56
I have an Olympus SP which is one of my very...

I have an Olympus SP which is one of my very favorite rangefinders, which is saying something given that I have other Olympus and collect Leica (M6TTL is the most recent, earliest dark ages) and cut...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-01-2010
Replies: 1,681
Views: 332,323
Posted By jmc56
Knockout ktran

[QUOTE=ktran;1330644]My IIIc, that I just got CLA'd by Gerry Smith of Kindermann. I also replaced the crumbling vulcanite with some "red morocco" leatherette from cameraleather.com...

Ktran:

There...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-01-2010
Replies: 1,681
Views: 332,323
Posted By jmc56
Some LTMs

Below is one IIIG, one IIIf RD, two IIIf BD (one a factory upgrade), three IIIc, One CV R, One M6 TTL. Three collapsible Summicrons f/2.0, 35mm CV f/2.5, 1 Canon f/3.5 135mm, three Russian LTM lenses...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-28-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 593
Posted By jmc56
Strap Lug Replacement

Fortunately, this problem is not on my Contax, it's an LTM Leica.

The camera runs fine. It's in great shape but the camera lugs are severely worn. They worry me. I'm not uncomfortable getting down...
Forum: Olympus RF 01-27-2009
Replies: 37
Views: 3,796
Posted By jmc56
Buy the 35SP. It isn't just the quality of lens...

Buy the 35SP. It isn't just the quality of lens or picture, it's also an ethereal feeling of connecting, not unlike what you get in the Barnacks, of which I own 10, not counting the myriad Soviet...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-06-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By jmc56
Try anchor optics. They say they ship worldwide....

Try anchor optics. They say they ship worldwide. It's a part of Edmund, so I don't understand why Edmund doesn't.

http://anchoroptics.com/pages/international_orders.cfm

The commercial grade...
Forum: 120 RF Folders 03-06-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 1,703
Posted By jmc56
Things ought to be better

If someone posted pictures of one camera and sold another without any warning of it, I don't think there's a contract. You bought and paid for one thing and you got another. In fact, depending on how...
Forum: Kodak Retina RF 01-12-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,988
Posted By jmc56
Retina I, II or III

I have a batch of Retinas from early to late, including a non-folder, a IIIC and two IIIcs. I lucked into a good but cheap IIIC, but it's otherwise not worth the differential.

Don't be too quick...
Forum: Olympus RF 01-12-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,029
Posted By jmc56
Buy the SP, keep the XA

I bought an XA new along with other Oly gear. I wouldn't part with them. Several years ago i pcked up an SP and some other prosumer RFs of the same era. I prefer the SP. The Olys optics are good....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-18-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,751
Posted By jmc56
A load of thanks for IIIf manuals

I shoot. I collect. I shoot (not as actively as I'd like) what I collect. I own a lot cameras (mostly junk) and digital, but the M6TTL has been my favored occasional (Summicron 50mm, ca 1955, etc)....
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-26-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,720
Posted By jmc56
Horizont value

I spent so much time debating whether to buy a Horizont, someone bought it for me as a gift, an s3 Pro, i.e. with the slower low shutter speed. The build quality is deceptive. As Wotalegend says, it...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-22-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,918
Posted By jmc56
oleg okvintage camera

Also, fyi, I added this to the list of emails for Oleg that Jan posted.

[email protected]

I found that on a whois search for his website. I's unusual for a business to use so many emails,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-22-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,918
Posted By jmc56
oleg okvintage camera

Just FYI, I have tried to contact Oleg several times at various addresses including the ones that have been here and I added a two that I found

I have a pair of Iskras with advance problems and one...
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