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Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 02-10-2014
Replies: 388
Views: 75,521
Posted By akitadog
Just for fun

Here is a quick shot I did last month. Leica M4-P, Zeiss ZM35 2.8 on Fuji Velvia 50, scanned on Reflecta Proscan 7200.

http://i60.tinypic.com/1sijxs.jpg



Regards,

Akitadog
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 01-25-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 5,233
Posted By akitadog
I usE both a ZM 35 f 2.8 and a 50 f 1.5 but...

I usE both a ZM 35 f 2.8 and a 50 f 1.5 but really prefer the 35 perspective.

Akitadog
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-08-2013
Replies: 4,942
Views: 917,488
Posted By akitadog
Very cool. Great look. akitadog

Very cool. Great look.

akitadog
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-08-2013
Replies: 4,942
Views: 917,488
Posted By akitadog
Very nice. Excellent contrast. Akitadog

Very nice. Excellent contrast.

Akitadog
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-27-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 6,092
Posted By akitadog
Lukitas, I handle the light fall off in...

Lukitas,

I handle the light fall off in lightroom by selecting the proper lens corrections. Works fairly well. My biggest problem is dust, and the curvature of the negative. I try to balance my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-27-2013
Replies: 106
Views: 4,947
Posted By akitadog
Fuji Superia 200 this week. I ran out of B/W...

Fuji Superia 200 this week. I ran out of B/W films. Also processing at a lab is expensive for B/W. Will have to try some more Ilford XP2 Super.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-20-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,605
Posted By akitadog
Splaaash, Well, I did a somewhat similar thing....

Splaaash,

Well, I did a somewhat similar thing. I had Leica glass for my M6 and M4-P. Way too much invested in Leica glass. 21mm, 35mm, 50mm, both Summilux and Summicron, 90mm.

I sold all of the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-20-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 6,092
Posted By akitadog
Lukitas, That is excellent. Good copies. ...

Lukitas,

That is excellent. Good copies. Recently I bought a Nikon D600 to use as my digital camera. I wanted to use it primarily for Telephoto lens use. Earlier this year, I found an excellent...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-12-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 5,869
Posted By akitadog
After buying and using a Nikon D600 for the last...

After buying and using a Nikon D600 for the last year, I am really tired of all the computer work required to manage the images. It server a purpose, but honestly, I prefer to use my M4-P, 2 lenses,...
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 06-26-2013
Replies: 172
Views: 15,205
Posted By akitadog
Yes, I am interested. Looking at trying my own...

Yes, I am interested. Looking at trying my own b/w developing at some point in time. PM me the details or post here.

Regards,

Akitadog
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-26-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 2,164
Posted By akitadog
Light Meter

I Always use a lightmeter when using my meterless cameras. I recheck if the light changes.

Regards,

akitadog
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 06-24-2013
Replies: 172
Views: 15,205
Posted By akitadog
[QUOTE=kossi008;2165062]I only just started using...

[QUOTE=kossi008;2165062]I only just started using this lens, but I'm in love already...

George,

what film did you use for the bricks and shadows picture. Are you developing yourself?

Excellent...
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 05-02-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 6,319
Posted By akitadog
Excellent Image. Nice "3D" pop with the tree...

Excellent Image. Nice "3D" pop with the tree trunk. This is one of the reasons I sold all my Leica glass and am now using only Zeiss ZM and ZF lenses.

Regards,

Akitadog
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-28-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 919
Posted By akitadog
I have used the Summicron 35mm and 50mm for...

I have used the Summicron 35mm and 50mm for landscapes quite a bit. also used the 21mm Elmarit M, but it was not my style of images. Later sold all my Leica lenses and now use the Zeiss ZM 35 f2.8...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-27-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 4,604
Posted By akitadog
Each system works for me. I use an SLR or DSLR...

Each system works for me. I use an SLR or DSLR when I need to get out to 200mm or more, or want to use Graduated ND filters etc. I use my Leica M4-P for street and landscapes when I am hiking....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-18-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 931
Posted By akitadog
X-ray, Dust in itself is not an issue. But when...

X-ray,

Dust in itself is not an issue. But when there are spots appearing on the sensor that can't be cleaned off with 1: Rocket Blower 2: Sensor cleaning brush 3: Visable Dust sensor swab, then...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-15-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 931
Posted By akitadog
Well, while I wait for my D-600 to be returned I...

Well, while I wait for my D-600 to be returned I have my M4-P and Zeizz lenses to use with some beautiful film. The D-600 is primarily for telephoto shots etc.

Akitadog
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-14-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 931
Posted By akitadog
Smile Nikon D-600 sensor spots

FYI..

I sent my D-600 to Nikon Canada because of spots on the sensor that were difficult to remove. They decided to replace the shutter assembly so the problem does not re-occur. I had heard that...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 03-13-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 3,184
Posted By akitadog
I agree that the size of the Film M's is nicer,...

I agree that the size of the Film M's is nicer, but I think it is simply the difference between the thickness of Film versus Sensor and Electronics. I see the same difference between my Nikon F3HP...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-12-2013
Replies: 2,281
Views: 408,001
Posted By akitadog
Dave, OK, next time I take a picture of the F3 I...

Dave,

OK, next time I take a picture of the F3 I will make sure no red dots are showing. Still, I did a lot of camping with this kit, or the M4-P kit.

Regards,

Akitadog
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-07-2013
Replies: 111
Views: 22,736
Posted By akitadog
Well, OK, here we go. I started in 1975 with a...

Well, OK, here we go.

I started in 1975 with a Rollei 35. Great little camera that was easy to carry while touring on my motorcycle.

Then some time later I bought an Olympus OM-1. Also a very nice...
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 03-07-2013
Replies: 388
Views: 75,521
Posted By akitadog
Tom, Yes this is a wonderful lens. I bought one...

Tom,

Yes this is a wonderful lens. I bought one last year in ZM mount. A real performer. I definitely like the colour IQ and contrast. Being such a small size is very nice as well.
I don't shoot B/W...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 03-01-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 3,452
Posted By akitadog
I wish I had money to order one. The images I...

I wish I had money to order one. The images I have seen from this new M-240 are superb.
Oh well, maybe in my next life.

Akitadog
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-27-2013
Replies: 358
Views: 82,538
Posted By akitadog
Hi, I had all Leica glass, 50 summilux, 35 Cron,...

Hi,

I had all Leica glass, 50 summilux, 35 Cron, 90 Elmarit-m.

Yes this was fantastic glass, but I sold all 3 and bought Zeiss Zm lenses.

I am now using ZM 35mm f2.8 and ZM 50mm f1.5

The 35 is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-14-2013
Replies: 2,281
Views: 408,001
Posted By akitadog
Smile Well, as it was, I was taking a picture of my...

Well, as it was, I was taking a picture of my M4-P and decided to use the same setup for my Nikon F3HP. Both are fantastic Cameras.

You will have to block your left eye and look at only the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-07-2013
Replies: 706
Views: 77,928
Posted By akitadog
I have my F3HP. Using it with Zeiss ZF lenses....

I have my F3HP. Using it with Zeiss ZF lenses. Excellent camera. I originally bought an F3 when they first came out. Long time ago now. Then I bought an HP finder and used that camera for many years....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-07-2013
Replies: 2,281
Views: 408,001
Posted By akitadog
Here is a quick picture of my mint Nikon F3HP...

Here is a quick picture of my mint Nikon F3HP with a Zeiss ZF 50mm f1.4 lens.
This is a really nice combo for days when I want to use an SLR and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-07-2013
Replies: 7,914
Views: 2,458,030
Posted By akitadog
M2.

WOW, that is a beautiful looking M2. Very nice indeed.

Akitadog
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-01-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 3,326
Posted By akitadog
Hi, Having both Nikon and Leica M systems I will...

Hi,

Having both Nikon and Leica M systems I will leave you with these thoughts:

I have a Nikon F3HP for Film use and a D600 for digital. I also use a Zeiss ZF 50mm F1.4 lens on both these camera...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-31-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 1,755
Posted By akitadog
Wonderful to look at these old images. Thanks...

Wonderful to look at these old images.

Thanks for putting them on the forum.

Akitadog
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 01-25-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,725
Posted By akitadog
Hi there, Well I also bought a D600 last...

Hi there,

Well I also bought a D600 last November. I wanted to upgrade from a digital point and shoot to something with better image quality. I already was using a Nikon F3-HP with a zeiss ZF 50...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2013
Replies: 7,914
Views: 2,458,030
Posted By akitadog
My Leica M4-P

Hi,

Decided to take a picture of my M4-P. Curently using Zeiss ZM lenses.

50mm f1.5 and 35mm f2.8

The Zeiss lenses are very nice with superb imaging quality, great contrast and color.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-06-2012
Replies: 2,819
Views: 138,111
Posted By akitadog
Colour

Best image I see so far. Many good images, but this one really say something. Great work.

Akitadog
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-29-2012
Replies: 706
Views: 77,928
Posted By akitadog
Hi, I had a Nikon F3 when they first came out....

Hi,

I had a Nikon F3 when they first came out. Great camera. Sold it 20 years ago to get into Medium format. Sold the Medium format recently. I bought a brand new F3HP body with 50mm f1.4 AIS lens...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-14-2012
Replies: 4,788
Views: 313,444
Posted By akitadog
I recently bought a Nikon D600. I had a beautiful...

I recently bought a Nikon D600. I had a beautiful Zeiss ZF 50 f1.4 lens sitting around, and it is really nice to use on the D600. Awesome Image Quality. Darned heavy though. I prefer to use my M4-P...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-31-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,283
Posted By akitadog
My choice would be to keep the BP. I have a few...

My choice would be to keep the BP. I have a few various model of M and found that I did not like the chrome. Liked the black chrome OK, but would have liked a BP even better.
I still have and use my...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-23-2012
Replies: 64
Views: 7,542
Posted By akitadog
Scanning

Costco in Vancouver BC does not do any film any more. Only prints from digital, and definitely no scanning. Too bad really as it was quite cheap.

Regards,

Akitadog
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 04-16-2012
Replies: 388
Views: 75,521
Posted By akitadog
Mine is on the way. Should have it soon. Just in...

Mine is on the way. Should have it soon. Just in time for a camping trip this weekend.
Recently bought the 50 f1.5 c-sonnar. Nice little lens. May take a bit of getting used to at 1.4, with the focus...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-13-2012
Replies: 203
Views: 14,873
Posted By akitadog
I shoot only film with my M4-P and Zeiss lenses....

I shoot only film with my M4-P and Zeiss lenses. Scanning images is too expensive and I don't have a film scanner at home.

Regards,

Akitadog
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 04-05-2012
Replies: 112
Views: 37,247
Posted By akitadog
I received my new zm 50/1.5 yesterday. A very...

I received my new zm 50/1.5 yesterday. A very nice lens. Great colour and contrast. Absolutely sharp f5.6 and above. Too bright out when I shot a roll of film to really test at f1.5, so I will have...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 3,748
Posted By akitadog
M4-P Lenses: 35 Summicron f2 Version 4 This...

M4-P
Lenses:

35 Summicron f2 Version 4 This is my all around lens for most things, especially on the street.

50 Summilux f1.4 Version 2 This is the lens I use for low light and a change in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-10-2012
Replies: 68
Views: 5,044
Posted By akitadog
For myself, personally, I prefer minimum of 35...

For myself, personally, I prefer minimum of 35 cron and 50 summilux. Next would be either a 21 or 24mm. I have a 90 but find I rarely seem to use it. I also prefer to travel light so the extra weight...
Forum: Micl Photo Acc / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-06-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,473
Posted By akitadog
When I photographed my step son's wedding I used...

When I photographed my step son's wedding I used a Vivitar 285HV flash on my Mamiya 6. Excellent results and great fill flash capability outdoors.

akitadog
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-14-2011
Replies: 4,942
Views: 917,488
Posted By akitadog
Menos, "Is that a new camera"? I hear that once...

Menos,

"Is that a new camera"? I hear that once in a while as well. Unfortunately the "it still shoots film" doesn't work at home for me. She knows I shoot only film. Oh well, that's...
Forum: Micl Photo Acc / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-08-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,130
Posted By akitadog
Beemermark, I have one exactly like you are...

Beemermark,

I have one exactly like you are describing. Bought it at Mountain Equipment Co-op in Vancouver BC quite a while ago. I still have and use it. However, they don't sell that exact model...
Forum: Micl Photo Acc / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-08-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,130
Posted By akitadog
Hi, Have a look at this one. It is quite sturdy...

Hi, Have a look at this one. It is quite sturdy and may be suitable for you.

http://www.mec.ca/AST/ShopMEC/HikingCamping/TrekkingPoles/PRD~4005-751/tracks-sherlite-staff.jsp

Regards,

akitadog
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-03-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 985
Posted By akitadog
goodtimes, Awesome, I will trade you for my...

goodtimes,

Awesome, I will trade you for my M4-P..... Well maybe...

Regards,

akitadog
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 11-03-2011
Replies: 164
Views: 42,048
Posted By akitadog
Hi, I prefer black camera body. I have had a...

Hi,
I prefer black camera body. I have had a Chrome M6 in the past, but found them to be too shiny. Attracts attention more than a black camera body.

Regards,

Akitadog
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-03-2011
Replies: 1,729
Views: 157,231
Posted By akitadog
Hi, Just Received my latest book. "The Last Days...

Hi,

Just Received my latest book. "The Last Days of the Artic" by Ragnar Axelsson. Absolutely beautiful images, well printed. Heck of a nice book.

Regards,

akitadog
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-05-2011
Replies: 145
Views: 54,774
Posted By akitadog
Is there someone in Vancouver who will do an...

Is there someone in Vancouver who will do an alignment check on my M4-P?

Thanks,

Akitadog
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