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Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 134
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Wait for Fotodoix. I won't trust something which...

Wait for Fotodoix. I won't trust something which sounds like be she.
In worse case you might have wrongly re-assembled lens.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 239
Posted By Ko.Fe.
In Canada we don't use this as the batteries...

In Canada we don't use this as the batteries placement.
We have top coat for it with inner pockets. Keeps mobile phone warm enough.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 648
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I think, it was one mistake made by author of the...

I think, it was one mistake made by author of the video. FOV is such a red herring. Just like "film Leica M" on the other day.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 239
Posted By Ko.Fe.
:) To keep camera grip warm below under -10 C I...

:)
To keep camera grip warm below under -10 C I will need to use my bare hand or something known for ice fishing.
In Canada we have chill factor, one of determining is how soon frozen flesh will...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 23 Hours Ago
Replies: 309
Views: 43,207
Posted By Ko.Fe.
With M4-2 in Toronto. It used to be called...

With M4-2 in Toronto. It used to be called AirCanada Center. Indoor arena. Raptors, Maple Leafs. Next to Union Station.




https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49397416802_e997b3a5d5_o.jpg


My...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 1 Day Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 239
Posted By Ko.Fe.
This is how most battery grips work.

This is how most battery grips work.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 1 Day Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 239
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I'm not in CA, I'm in CA. After -10 C it is not...

I'm not in CA, I'm in CA.


After -10 C it is not about how many shots, but if camera could last more than one hour. Colder it goes, faster it dies. Two batteries grips somehow makes it longer than...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 1 Day Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 239
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Why no M9 battery grip?

I can't recall any widely known (for results) film Leica photogs with motor rewinds. HCB, GW even operated film M with one hand. Yet, they were made and obviously were in use.
But M9 with its tiny...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Day Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 725
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Which round is this? I recall at least one round...

Which round is this? I recall at least one round before this one.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Day Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 648
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Actually, monochrome memories guy did mentioned...

Actually, monochrome memories guy did mentioned why 50 is not 35, in his video. And why 35 is better than 50. :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Day Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 648
Posted By Ko.Fe.
43 is just as no go for me as 50. Slightly, tiny...

43 is just as no go for me as 50. Slightly, tiny bit wider than 50.

I have no idea who came with 50 as kit lens.
My guess, it was just cheapest way to make and nothing else. It is tele suitable for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Day Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 648
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Why 35mm is the best, talking head video.

https://youtu.be/74hJ7EacgWE

You could skip first quater of this video, real talk start after it.
Very civilized presenter and very true words for me.
Maybe because I'm 35mm person as well. :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 533
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Good results and good pictures. I can't watch...

Good results and good pictures. I can't watch most of posted H photos, too gross. But those are like normal, family event. :)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 2 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Nice colors!

Nice colors!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 491
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Flares like lomography lens and distortions just...

Flares like lomography lens and distortions just same as from 7A 35 f2 cheap lens.
Anyone still wants to pay for new Cron ASPH after seen, reading this?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 4,455
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Interesting twist. One person lost m10, damages...

Interesting twist. One person lost m10, damages behind recovery. Short on money or else he googled m9 vs m10.
Google did it’s thing and came with...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,405
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I have quit from looking at images at P.O.T.N....

I have quit from looking at images at P.O.T.N. Those are predominantly taken with Canon DSLRs. Nor I’m posting my pictures much over where. I’m just not interested in dogs, flowers anything typically...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,405
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I'm the one who translated two articles from two...

I'm the one who translated two articles from two ex Winogrand's students, with permission.
I'm the one who studied Winogrands thousands of prints on-line via on-line archive in Arizona.
I'm the one...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,405
Posted By Ko.Fe.
https://www.leica-camera.blog/made-with/leica-m/ T...

https://www.leica-camera.blog/made-with/leica-m/
They have M film users in where. I always comeback to check for new ones.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Days Ago
Replies: 120
Views: 2,498
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Telenal 1L press kit was available for many...

Telenal 1L press kit was available for many years, of not decades.
It is developer and blix only kit. No brainier, same as B&W. Easier than some of the new products.

To manufacture film you need...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,405
Posted By Ko.Fe.
https://anna-sush.photographer.ru/ Anna Bocharova...

https://anna-sush.photographer.ru/
Anna Bocharova a.k.a sush.
Film M user. She is using some old LTM lenses.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,405
Posted By Ko.Fe.
He did not used it as main camera. Period. I...

He did not used it as main camera. Period.

I have seen few of your pictures with FujiX, good pictures, but it just not my thing. I'm not into it. If I ever would, I would ditch Leica in no time.

I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 491
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I don't bother with any of those two on...

I don't bother with any of those two on film.
Summarit-M 35 2.5 (ASPH). 2.4 version of it still available as new.
If I ever feel limited by it on film, I'll add 35 1.4 II Nokton.

FLE makes sense on...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,405
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Leica film M will give you different pictures,...

Leica film M will give you different pictures, only if you are capable of fiddling it. Sorry, but "I used Leica for years" is not the argument. Many could play on the piano, few could make is...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 2,453
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I mistook it with...

I mistook it with...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,405
Posted By Ko.Fe.
This Mary will never stop going round. If you...

This Mary will never stop going round.
If you are after flowers, nudes and cheese sunsets, sure.
But why GW, HCB, A. Myakishev and other as of now photogs I have posted links for are choosing Leica....
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 3 Days Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 925
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I use this enlarger for some years now. No...

I use this enlarger for some years now. No alignment problems on prints.
And I have both Ilford filters one for enlarger drawer above lens and one set with filter holder under the lens.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 3 Days Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 925
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Mine is Vivitar. Stable, no shake, no head bottom...

Mine is Vivitar. Stable, no shake, no head bottom drift. It has filter drawer above the lens.

Just like on this photos, even same easel....
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 3 Days Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 925
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I'm re-convinced to try SP again, since I was...

I'm re-convinced to try SP again, since I was able to get more about it in this thread.
Not sure if Focomat really worth it if I have working enlarger with latest Nikkor 50 2.8 lens. Is it going to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Days Ago
Replies: 120
Views: 2,498
Posted By Ko.Fe.
And so was the price on BW films I used to be...

And so was the price on BW films I used to be able to afford.
Check their new ECN2 prices. Insane...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 3 Days Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 925
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Sounds way better than spending 1K USD on some...

Sounds way better than spending 1K USD on some gizmo and another 1K USD on Focomat. :)
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 3 Days Ago
Replies: 5,507
Views: 834,145
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Like this and like respect of the Leica...

Like this and like respect of the Leica Monochrome sensor by true professional and street photog like you. No cheese over processing, which is well present in this thread...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 4 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 2,417
Posted By Ko.Fe.
You are talking with five yo OP :)

You are talking with five yo OP :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Days Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,405
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Here is no "interesting/talented" hashes. OP is...

Here is no "interesting/talented" hashes.
OP is not about digging the dross you are suggesting.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 4 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 390
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Untitled - Photo 293960 © 2020 Carlsen...

Untitled - Photo 293960 © 2020 Carlsen Highway
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/26394/med_U26394I1578389674.SEQ.0.jpg



Untitled - Photo 293958 © 2020 Carlsen...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Days Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,405
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Yes, Moscow based photog. He was posting at RFF...

Yes, Moscow based photog. He was posting at RFF Gallery under another name.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Days Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,405
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I'm into it less now. :) But using film Leica and...

I'm into it less now. :) But using film Leica and looking for, at Leica photogs.

I recommend Leica blog. They do have entries with film M...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I was at the same impression first. :) The lens...

I was at the same impression first. :)
The lens is announced in November 2019 and surprisingly here is no big fuss about it.

One thing which really impress me with Leica 0.95 is totally different...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Days Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 925
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Awesome explanation by Erik. I can't recall 00...

Awesome explanation by Erik. I can't recall 00 and 5 before. Was trying all bunch of numbers and it drove me nuts.

I use cheap Vivitar enlarger and the only thing which moves is filter drawer. No...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Die hard is not, but monetizing heavy :) OP...

Die hard is not, but monetizing heavy :)

OP posted about 0.95 lenses. Not 1.1.
The lens you should really buy next...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 469
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Learn how to take pictures without need of...

Learn how to take pictures without need of cropping.
Print entire picture on 8x10. Use extra white space to hang and then hold the print.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 4 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 2,417
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Great images! Our place was closed this weekend,...

Great images!
Our place was closed this weekend, rainfall...
Forum: Digital Compacts 5 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Each forum has its own. Check at predominantly...

Each forum has its own. Check at predominantly Canon P.O.T.N. Something like 150+ pages.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 5 Days Ago
Replies: 1,992
Views: 308,644
Posted By Ko.Fe.
My M-E works well @2500 and M8 was doing same...

My M-E works well @2500 and M8 was doing same @2500 as well. As long as it is enough light via ambient or via flash.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 5 Days Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 697
Posted By Ko.Fe.
For BW use contrast filters on the lens and for...

For BW use contrast filters on the lens and for prints.
For color use as new lens as possible.

Using exotics with no repair base as the only camera is going to be problematic and soon.
Canon EOS or...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 5 Days Ago
Replies: 1,992
Views: 308,644
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Thank you, Robert! This was the M-E photo I was...

Thank you, Robert!

This was the M-E photo I was spotted by Don from Inspired Eye magazine.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49231294326_034d4fda9d_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i1pfBq)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 5 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 654
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Lomography is run by older bunch now. They are...

Lomography is run by older bunch now. They are not Austrian students anymore, but people with mortgages, cars and not cheap wine and dine preferences.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 5 Days Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 896
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Huss, I have seen enough bad examples from this...

Huss, I have seen enough bad examples from this lens with barrel distortion before buying it. Even in this thread. I didn't have this bad distortions with Skopars.
I'm not like you, I don't buy just...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 6 Days Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 896
Posted By Ko.Fe.
This lens is known for ugly barrel distortions,...

This lens is known for ugly barrel distortions, film and else.
But some have chosen to pretend it doesn't exist. Not sure about Crons to be the same junk, never had them, but my Color Skopars didn't...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 6 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 1,070
Posted By Ko.Fe.
First line in Google search return is bartender...

First line in Google search return is bartender article.
Looks like "I must have them all" collectors item, not photographer's camera.
Forum: Travel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,568
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Ok. I'm hopeless with iPhone anyway. :) The way...

Ok. I'm hopeless with iPhone anyway. :)

The way they live is normal. We used to live like this in USSR. Until it was finished by the people's will. I'm still hesitant go where. Because I have been...
Forum: Travel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,568
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Looks awesome on my iP8. Have you tried to print...

Looks awesome on my iP8.
Have you tried to print them on 8x10?
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 169
Views: 10,122
Posted By Ko.Fe.
The only young, millennials I have seen with...

The only young, millennials I have seen with Leica in thee years were two.
One with M6 walking in Central Park, Manhattan in 2017 and one by st.Laurence market in Toronto, 2019. This one was pulling...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 4,455
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Younger colleague has purchased mint, used 6D...

Younger colleague has purchased mint, used 6D with 30 days warranty for 500 USD. As travel camera. I told him about mirrorless Sony and else. Nope.

This ISO 2500
...
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 169
Views: 10,122
Posted By Ko.Fe.
We are at different social levels. :) I'm not in...

We are at different social levels. :) I'm not in favorites restaurants and cozy protests.
I just talk, see people at work, on streets and at popular camera store. With cameras.
Few film Leicas and...
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 169
Views: 10,122
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Young ones have three thousands to waste?...

Young ones have three thousands to waste? Where?
Young one at my work purchased used Canon 6D yesterday as travel camera.
Another young one is just like me ten years ago, 5d mk something and bunch of...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 1 Week Ago
Replies: 138
Views: 12,936
Posted By Ko.Fe.
https://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php...

https://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=166873
https://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=164322
and this :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I have seen some of his pictures while he was...

I have seen some of his pictures while he was with China Red Army at the war. Not so lovely endings are behind of some those pictures...
And I have seen his Shanghai gold rush picture.
But I don't...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 845
Posted By Ko.Fe.
At very beginning the sensor crop factor was...

At very beginning the sensor crop factor was wasteful on expensive RF lenses and sensor itself was already old.
The only new in 2020 is vintage screen. :)
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Fresh Ilford MG RC glossy gives awesome bw in...

Fresh Ilford MG RC glossy gives awesome bw in Ilford paper developers.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 1 Week Ago
Replies: 127
Views: 3,424
Posted By Ko.Fe.
It is shocking. 2020 and it still looks like from...

It is shocking. 2020 and it still looks like from 1956.
So unevfing.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Well, obviously he was mugged in Russia. And good...

Well, obviously he was mugged in Russia.
And good news for P&S. I could see it in Toronto Downtown Camera.
Who is buying and why.
Forum: RFF Polls 1 Week Ago
Replies: 136
Views: 24,468
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Rubber? Does Q has any? Any camera with rubber...

Rubber? Does Q has any? Any camera with rubber ending up looking slightly trashed due to white on the rubber. They say here is cure for it, but...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I went with F2 and FTn. They have no comparison...

I went with F2 and FTn. They have no comparison with Leica. F3 just has more electronics to fail, I guess, this is how modern tanks are build... I opted out F3 as camera depending on old electronics....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 808
Views: 119,221
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Looks like lith printed.

Looks like lith printed.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By Ko.Fe.
:) Where are five versions of this Elmarit. No,...

:) Where are five versions of this Elmarit. No, six. Each is kind of different in rendering.
You could find them in working condition, most of them. Not sure if it is the same for Ricoh...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 305
Views: 41,385
Posted By Ko.Fe.
With Vivitar 20 3.8 and TMAX 3200...

With Vivitar 20 3.8 and TMAX 3200...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,702
Posted By Ko.Fe.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49345582028_63...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49345582028_636f96b67e_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ibv1n3)

They are still alive and worth of subscription.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 4,455
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Just spend some time to look at Q focus scale,...

Just spend some time to look at Q focus scale, easy to find online and compare it to Olympus micro four thirds manual focus scale. Also available on line.
I will feel as looser if I would pay...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 4,455
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I could squeeze in Q-P. It is really f8 for...

I could squeeze in Q-P. It is really f8 for manual focus camera, due to defect design of manual focus. The failure comparing to manual focus of OM. Zuiko lenses for m43.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 4,455
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Looks good enough for me. Usable for small prints...

Looks good enough for me. Usable for small prints at least.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 4,455
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Thank you for checking! ISO400 would be 1/8 with...

Thank you for checking!

ISO400 would be 1/8 with Summarit-M 35 f2.5 maximum in available when light. I get your vision with the train shot, 1/8 nothing moving, sure thing, but I can't say "hey,...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By Ko.Fe.
# © 2020...

# © 2020 Melancholy

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/31312/med_U31312I1578072981.SEQ.1.jpg



The Snowman Has Been Drinking, But Not Me © 2020...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 82
Views: 1,901
Posted By Ko.Fe.
From collective use of Canon 500D (NiB in 2009)...

From collective use of Canon 500D (NiB in 2009) on yesterday.
ISO 6400, in camera...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 768
Posted By Ko.Fe.
M8 and 5D are from same time, sensor size. Good...

M8 and 5D are from same time, sensor size. Good for anything.
12 mp is my favorite. Every camera I have, set to it, then possible.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 4,455
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Sorry, but... those M8/9 high ISO talks... It...

Sorry, but... those M8/9 high ISO talks...

It depends how big is your and their fear dictated by misunderstand technicalities. I'm not in the group of yours, who are chicken out at ISO 1600, just...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 4,455
Posted By Ko.Fe.
This picture resonates with my daily commute...

This picture resonates with my daily commute...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 4,455
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Thank you, Helen, for this honor. Those two are...

Thank you, Helen, for this honor.
Those two are the limit for M-E low light use. Static or close to it shots.

Thank you, Contarama. At last I'm not alone on my commute. :)

I see no reason to use...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I never seen modern Leica cases. Old Leitz cases...

I never seen modern Leica cases. Old Leitz cases are made to feel as secure as lugs.
Lugs do wear out, those things not.
My M4-2 case feels more secure than lugs.

As for status cases brands, I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 82
Views: 1,901
Posted By Ko.Fe.
You do if camera and object in focus are...

You do if camera and object in focus are still.
Very impressive difference if you like it sharp.

Q is better than R-d1. It gives frame lines with 35 and 50mm with file still larger than r-d1.
The...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 4,455
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Iím not sure if I need non af evf camera...

Iím not sure if I need non af evf camera...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 4,455
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Are you saying I’m going to barely use it and...

Are you saying I’m going to barely use it and take LUF kind of pictures with it?
I’m already half into it after getting new M-E and Summarit.
Nor I was in poor Canadian artists club with three ELC...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 82
Views: 1,901
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Here no problem to find digital camera which does...

Here no problem to find digital camera which does the job above daylight iso 1600.
Or just moderate low light iso 6400.
It is all about handling.
I have iso 12800 capable camera since 2009, but it...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 4,455
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Sure, but why I should photograph something you...

Sure, but why I should photograph something you are both interested in?
Iím not.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 4,455
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I didnít mention it clearly enough, used M10 and...

I didnít mention it clearly enough, used M10 and with money after gear is sold. No CC is going to be in use.
No CAD either.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 4,455
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Thank you for ISO clarification. It looks like...

Thank you for ISO clarification.
It looks like M9M with ISO 10000 is sufficient for my amateur needs. :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 4,455
Posted By Ko.Fe.
During USSR time I was taking daily trips after...

During USSR time I was taking daily trips after school. Something like two buses and subway. More than one hour one way was nothing special.
In winter time I would often take public transit from...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 4,455
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Thank you both! :). But I really push camera...

Thank you both! :).

But I really push camera limit nd it doesn't work much for dynamic shots.

MAXMAX is small company selling or modifying cameras to have color arrays removed.
https://maxmax.com/
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 220
Views: 6,595
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I have same town ex professional photo journalist...

I have same town ex professional photo journalist and the owner of two photo studios and weeding photog with bunch of free lancers. All done on film.
Then digital came, he quit and used consumer...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,341
Posted By Ko.Fe.
It is totally dependent on your vision and...

It is totally dependent on your vision and taste.

I have done my landscapes with foma 400 mega grain. And I have done it in lith.
One print is in USA, one in Australia.

We don’t have to dye hard...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 4,455
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Iím thinking of using this old paper for bromoil...

Iím thinking of using this old paper for bromoil or how it is called. And it is still fine for lith.
I printed two of pictures which I posted above, easy peasy with inkjet.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 4,455
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Travel dude, I don’t drink sitting next to...

Travel dude, I don’t drink sitting next to people. And i’m not panicking over connection, because here is none to miss. And seat is always available because it is end to end ride.

If your commute...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,236
Posted By Ko.Fe.
free for SBOOI :) Best 1:1 50mm VF ever made.

free for SBOOI :) Best 1:1 50mm VF ever made.
Forum: Travel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 2,106
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Wishing everything to be well!

Wishing everything to be well!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 4,455
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Here are six from forty photos taken today with...

Here are six from forty photos taken today with M-E from dusk to dawn. Well, before and after as well :)


I have it set on ISO Auto, first two f4-f5.6 and 1/125 and exposure compensation -2.
Then in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 808
Views: 119,221
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Local looks serious! :)

Local looks serious! :)
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 748
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I use 35 framed VF from crapped out XA2. Plenty...

I use 35 framed VF from crapped out XA2. Plenty of crapped out XA on eBay. Belly up Minox 35 should be even more plenty.

I used CS 25 f4 M version with matching OEM VF on T. Not very expensive...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 4,455
Posted By Ko.Fe.
It is option number three ! Last option to try...

It is option number three ! Last option to try with M-E before writing it off from low light street photography.
From my ride right now.
https://flic.kr/p/2i98cEi
If Iíll have time I will post today...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 4,455
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Post #50 :)

Post #50 :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 4,455
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Thank you for chiming in! You are the only...

Thank you for chiming in! You are the only photographer I know who does street photography (I like and interested in) with three different digital M.
I lean towards BW for street and else. Most of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 4,455
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Lovely picture! Very descriptive. I found it is...

Lovely picture! Very descriptive.
I found it is easy to use heavier camera for me while skiing.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 220
Views: 6,595
Posted By Ko.Fe.
M6 is both speculation and fear of S16.

M6 is both speculation and fear of S16.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,236
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I rarely use Bessa R2M, I purchased it as backup...

I rarely use Bessa R2M, I purchased it as backup for M4-2.
Do you need the backup camera?


M6 seems to be overpriced, IMO.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 4,455
Posted By Ko.Fe.
From previous week, with Start...

From previous week, with Start camera.

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/showphoto.php?photoid=293787

Another four scans are beside at same link.

I was with Nikkormat and "new" to me...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 4,455
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Thanks for nice words. I do not like film this...

Thanks for nice words. I do not like film this much and DR printing, I just like results :).

I have some of your paper left and I have some more old paper, but it isn't fun. Each sheet developing...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 4,455
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Helen, it is always honorary to see your respond...

Helen, it is always honorary to see your respond in any thread.
You are Queen of the Light. Both sides. Thank you for keep on shining!

And thank you J. True friends are not who always agree, but...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 4,455
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I was not on regular hours for many years. Lots...

I was not on regular hours for many years. Lots of travel and work in not regular hours. It means... free time for photography during day light.
Very many film pictures I posted were taken this...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 4,455
Posted By Ko.Fe.
And now, since I’m on cushy ride via Go train,...

And now, since I’m on cushy ride via Go train, the answer for our Americans.

My commute is not typical Americans commute.
No car is involved.
I take bicycle or bus, then go train and then I walk and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 4,455
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Thank you, Robert. I looking forward to see more...

Thank you, Robert.
I looking forward to see more adventures of you both in next year!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 4,455
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Sorry, same homework for you: As Bill Pierce...

Sorry, same homework for you:
As Bill Pierce mention once, GW and others were pushing Tri-X @1000 for day street photography, find out why.

Since you are heavy participant :) , hints for you:
Those...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 4,455
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Sorry, I'm at work, short day, still have to do...

Sorry, I'm at work, short day, still have to do assigned duties. I'll reply to the rest later on.



I'm so glad you have found each other! :)

Here is my typical (November to March) morning walk...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Those are simple cameras. Google fedka for Zorki...

Those are simple cameras. Google fedka for Zorki disassembly. Those are exact instructions and the best. I rebuilt several Zorki based on this.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 4,455
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Are you sure you are still not? :D Family...

Are you sure you are still not? :D

Family friends, ex-customers, local consul and hundreds of thousands people in GTA commuting this way Monday to Friday.



DPR has M10 test files hidden here...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 4,455
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Exactly right! From November to...

Exactly right! From November to March.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48770775927_efe4dd4b3d_o.jpg

f6.7 1/500 ISO2500 and M-E just craps out...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 4,455
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Only M-E 220 for now. But here is M-E 240. More...

Only M-E 220 for now. But here is M-E 240. More ISO, more battery charge and weather sealing.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 4,455
Posted By Ko.Fe.
It was about switching from one film camera to...

It was about switching from one film camera to another film camera. For reason to feel comfy in hotel meeting rooms. :)
This thread is about thoughts how to move towards from film back to digital. :)...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 4,455
Posted By Ko.Fe.
And flash (bulb) was the norm. :)

And flash (bulb) was the norm. :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 4,455
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Where did I make the statement like this? :) Here...

Where did I make the statement like this? :)
Here is my first and full statement for it, now:

For me film ISO and digital ISO are not the same. I could get usable shot on ISO400 with bw film, but to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 4,455
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Then I started with film in 2012 I had easy to...

Then I started with film in 2012 I had easy to commute job.
Fifteen minutes, no hwy commute.
Now I have two hours one way commute and lack of sleep. Can't do film, DR as before. Here is no DR on the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 4,455
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Thank you all! M240 used is best deal, but I'm...

Thank you all!

M240 used is best deal, but I'm not sure why I will need two identical digital M.
I had M8 and M-E and sold M8. I liked it just as M-E, but I just don't like to have two of the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 4,455
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Using less film. Switching gear.

I have to cut on film and DR use. Takes too much time, which I don't have anymore.
But I like to use Leica M cameras.


1. M10 fascinates me by high ISO capabilities. For street and home. I have no...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,361
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Not sure why film has anything to do with wrong...

Not sure why film has anything to do with wrong doing.
Here is absolutely no reason to use tap water for washing at any degree rather than it comes out from tap. +10 or +29 C it doesn't matter.
But...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,992
Views: 308,644
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Double __ :)

Double __ :)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,992
Views: 308,644
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Mega sweet!

Mega sweet!
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 1,323
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I have been in hotels meeting rooms for almost...

I have been in hotels meeting rooms for almost thirty years.
I can't recall even single item disappearance.
Now my wild imagination draws something :cool:

I have read how some bozos were loosing...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 1,323
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I had cameras in the bag since 2009 or so. Every...

I had cameras in the bag since 2009 or so. Every day bag, with every day cameras.
But I don't think you are going to like my experience.

I have M4-2 in the bag as every day with Summarit-M 35 2.5...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,739
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Looks like physics law. It is not working well in...

Looks like physics law. It is not working well in small body.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 2,346
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Exactly. I have been in trouble with M4-2 several...

Exactly. I have been in trouble with M4-2 several times. It will take two frames and then stop advancing. Due to slightly wrong hand made film cut.

The whole dispute is just laughable from photog...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,060
Posted By Ko.Fe.
He was big part of photographic community. Boris...

He was big part of photographic community.
Boris reviewed a lot of gear. By taking pictures with it. He had very many cameras, some of them has to be sent for service before reviewing. Some of his...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,060
Posted By Ko.Fe.
In memory of Boris Kireev book is...

In memory of Boris Kireev book is available:

https://www.blurb.com/bookstore/invited/8501840/a2cf46e93e72bea609583471d5c1de5e7c78b66e
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 2,346
Posted By Ko.Fe.
With such list of owned M you are still asking?...

With such list of owned M you are still asking? :).

Now, after using of F2 and Nikkormat for couple of weeks on big city streets, I'm emotionally ready and physically fit for M5. Oh, wait, it has VF...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 309
Views: 43,207
Posted By Ko.Fe.
M4-2, Summarit-M 35, HP5+ @3200. Ilford RC...

M4-2, Summarit-M 35, HP5+ @3200. Ilford RC Postcard...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,702
Posted By Ko.Fe.
It isn't dust. It is the gunk. Swab has to...

It isn't dust. It is the gunk.

Swab has to match sensor size. Use as pure as possible alcohol available in the фотки land :). It has to be 90+ % and just opened.
Sensor cleaning liquids like...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,193
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I donít take many pictures on film. Even if I...

I donít take many pictures on film. Even if I walk with film camera every day. But I waste enormous amount of time just to get decent image from film. Time I simply donít have anymore..
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,193
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Portraits here are good, but looks like scans....

Portraits here are good, but looks like scans. Many films are flat on scans.
One thing which forgotten to be mentioned, it is not just Perseptol, but prints from Erik.
I print from Kentmere, HP5...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,193
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Not sure what it all means. I like The young...

Not sure what it all means.
I like The young ones and Benny Hill. And Mr. Bean.

I have tried Mamya TLR and 645 SLR and get rid of them. I guess, it is for highly I'm famous.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 2,586
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I donít know if eBay has it in form of the...

I donít know if eBay has it in form of the charts, but check only Sold listings.
240 are way bellow of 3K$ now, but M10 price is also going bellow of 5K$.

Have you tried to use flash? I figured out...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 750
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Do you realize it could be 20 years old lie? :D

Do you realize it could be 20 years old lie?

:D
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,956
Posted By Ko.Fe.
f1.5 DOF at 0.7 is less than three inches. And if...

f1.5 DOF at 0.7 is less than three inches. And if you really know meters and what DOF is, it is ten cm. At this DOF you could barely catch one face in focus...

But, yea, 20-21 is just awesome for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 750
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Is it only at one frame? Exactly within one...

Is it only at one frame? Exactly within one frame? If so, then PF might be right.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I checked "sold" prices for Bessa M/A series....

I checked "sold" prices for Bessa M/A series. They went up significantly. Used cameras are sold (not for sale, but sold) for around 1K$ mark. NIB prices are just insane now.

But, if something is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 3,299
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Of course it does. It is huge lens and not sexy...

Of course it does. It is huge lens and not sexy without hood. Sold due to annoying 28 frame blockage. It is external VF lens with incredibly good rendering on bw dr prints.
I have Ultron 28 1.9,it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 750
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Did you tried to wipe it off by fingers?

Did you tried to wipe it off by fingers?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 919
Posted By Ko.Fe.
With one exception. Lens barrel better to be...

With one exception. Lens barrel better to be extended, then momentary freeze about to be applied.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 919
Posted By Ko.Fe.
You can't see if shutter is jammed or not in III...

You can't see if shutter is jammed or not in III without lens removed. Nor you could say it is corrosion.

Apply WD-40 and wait for two days. Apply second time and wait few hours, then use...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,132
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Strobes, studio and friends is oxymoron. It is...

Strobes, studio and friends is oxymoron.
It is never too late to learn. Yet, I see many reluctant to it, still.

Hand held camera, on camera flash. ISO 1600 or higher. Lens 35 or wider. Aperture...
Forum: Film vs Digital 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 897
Posted By Ko.Fe.
No brainier, actually. Cameras have no "i...

No brainier, actually. Cameras have no "i ".
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,951
Posted By Ko.Fe.
5.1, 9.1 and 9.5. This is where photography...

5.1, 9.1 and 9.5. This is where photography happened. IMO.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,841
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Better late than never. "Improved from 40 Cron...

Better late than never.

"Improved from 40 Cron lens. From optics to normal filter." simply means Minolta Rokkor 40 f2 CLE lens. Improved optics including MC and 40.5 filter.
Also, it does matter...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,739
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I have one Minox 35 crapped out as soon as I...

I have one Minox 35 crapped out as soon as I started to use it and received one as parts in the plastic bag after it crapped out with another user, after actual use. But it might work for some who...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I have very high doubts it is from 1955. I hope...

I have very high doubts it is from 1955. I hope the rest in your revue is accurate.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 2,442
Posted By Ko.Fe.
In my conspiracy theory it is nothing but old...

In my conspiracy theory it is nothing but old fashion photo-album with your older relative as narrative. :)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 4,133
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I joined Russian RFF in 2012. My open statement...

I joined Russian RFF in 2012. My open statement was "you need two RF. One for use, one for service". They were laughing at me back then.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Videos with him....

Videos with him.
https://www.kenheyman.com/p/videos

One hour interview.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoDzBygUpWs

He was great.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,992
Views: 308,644
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Thank you, Derek. It is in camera BW JPEG1 with...

Thank you, Derek.
It is in camera BW JPEG1 with exposure set to -2.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,992
Views: 308,644
Posted By Ko.Fe.
M-E, Russian...

M-E, Russian Biogon.

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/57736/U57736I1576635469.SEQ.0.jpg



https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/57736/U57736I1576635469.SEQ.1.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 727
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I'm not expecting film prices to go up every year...

I'm not expecting film prices to go up every year or more often.
Forum: Travel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 2,106
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I can't see why film is the problem. HCB went to...

I can't see why film is the problem. HCB went to this region, with film only.
But last thing I would consider is aged and not good in reliability reputation G.
My advice, take fixed focus, battery...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 727
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Depends how deep your pockets are. I already see...

Depends how deep your pockets are. I already see no point of supporting Ilford named films. Just Kentmere in bulks or roll of Kodak every other week.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,609
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Leica glass quality is often self imposed...

Leica glass quality is often self imposed illusion. I went through it by myself.

Just as with Leica, it doesn't have to be Nikkor on Nikon. IMO, one of the best and it is F mount 50mm lens, is...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,609
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Turns elegant Leica into ugly apparatus. Is it...

Turns elegant Leica into ugly apparatus. Is it status priced or user priced?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,609
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I have no idea who would use these Viso things...

I have no idea who would use these Viso things today. It is just as practical as using of the penny-farthing for daily commute.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 703
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Won't say I miss it, but mint (at the time of...

Won't say I miss it, but mint (at the time of sale) Bessa R for 250CAD with J8 included did great for my early days with bw film.
So well, I see zero reason to have 50 Crons rather than for forum...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 2,779
Posted By Ko.Fe.
They say it takes less time now.

They say it takes less time now.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I have RFF photogs' books from blurb. Nothing...

I have RFF photogs' books from blurb. Nothing wrong with quality.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 2,442
Posted By Ko.Fe.
It is very old tradition, at least in eastern...

It is very old tradition, at least in eastern Europe. Jewish also have similar one.
Nice to see old traditions readopted.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,609
Posted By Ko.Fe.
It depends how small the aperture is. Most of the...

It depends how small the aperture is. Most of the lenses have not only focus scale, but DOF scale depending on the aperture size. Studying correlation of both will tell you how many zones you...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 748
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Good! :) Check T's VF shoe as soon as you will...

Good! :)

Check T's VF shoe as soon as you will mount something on it. It became loose within two rolls on mine T. And google knew how to fix it already by the time I asked :).
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,609
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I had M3 DS ELC, M4-P and M4-2. All switchable by...

I had M3 DS ELC, M4-P and M4-2. All switchable by one finger. M3 was OK (just more stiff), M4-P was OK only for nearby speeds.
But my M4-2 has least resistance. This is why I'm not in the rush to...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,609
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I think some :rolleyes: are misleading and...

I think some :rolleyes: are misleading and confusing zones focusing and focusing at hyperfocal distance where it allows to have maximum DOF.

Here is setting your rig as fixed focus camera at...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,609
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Zone focusing with Nikon lenses is no go for...

Zone focusing with Nikon lenses is no go for Leica or any RF shooter as me.
Lens rotates in the wrong direction. But I have 20mm which is non Nikon and they did it right. I ordered same correct 28mm...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,609
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I could rotate my M4-2 with light touch if my...

I could rotate my M4-2 with light touch if my index finger. In any direction. It is small and elegant. Shutter dial of my M4-2 :).
F2 dial is much taller, with much more resistance.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Cooking the crepes © 2019...

Cooking the crepes © 2019 Shab

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28593/med_U28593I1576436486.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,609
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Update on my side. I have F2 for second week and...

Update on my side.

I have F2 for second week and FTn for more than three weeks with me, walking on the streets.
It is still, much more difficult for me to focus with those SLRs, as with any manual...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 121
Views: 7,066
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I do take wide open pictures once in a while with...

I do take wide open pictures once in a while with 50 1.5 on M-E. No problems since 2016 and periodical bumping, knocking. But I don't do -25, +50C with it.
At -25 my M-E OEM battery craps out in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Follow button clicked. "Film "economy""... the...

Follow button clicked.

"Film "economy""... the irony is in how film as media was closer to the art, but photography during film only was more trade than art. Yet, with digital which is often flat as...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 121
Views: 7,066
Posted By Ko.Fe.
They will confirm anything to make you feel...

They will confirm anything to make you feel better.
The only time my M-E RF "drifted" was after I smashed lens on it without checking.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 801
Posted By Ko.Fe.
First two, one image has quality. Rest four are...

First two, one image has quality. Rest four are for garbage bin snaps.

Not sure why it is in wnw.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Any decent camera with RAW files will do better...

Any decent camera with RAW files will do better that phone. In addition to camera you will need macro lens, film, camera holding rig, light and diffuser.

With your budget you could get used Plustek...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 807
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Old Crons are way too overpriced for no reason....

Old Crons are way too overpriced for no reason. Especially plastic-fantastic v4.
If you are using color mostly, Color Skopar is just perfect for color.
Summarit 35 is the best lens I ever owned...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I only brush :D, but you never know, right?

I only brush :D, but you never know, right?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Velvet! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icfq_foa5M...

Velvet!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icfq_foa5Mo


I have twenty or so re-loadable cassettes which I use for hundreds of loads and dozens for bulks since 2012. No issues. Way better than bugging...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Back is not this critical if you focus at...

Back is not this critical if you focus at emulsion under enlarger.
But I took single use film cassette, after use, and used its felt, or whatever it is called, to super glue at in the balk loader...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 6,116
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Eric and his professional FTn, please!

Eric and his professional FTn, please!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-13-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I think any MFT wouldn't resolve 35mm film, but...

I think any MFT wouldn't resolve 35mm film, but should be fine post of glory at RFF and prints up to L size.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,144
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Are you for been sentimental or about taking some...

Are you for been sentimental or about taking some pictures? Or else?
Picture wise and simplicity EOS would take them all for the ride.
But having EOS including L, personally, I'm finding more in use...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 6,116
Posted By Ko.Fe.
ďSexyĒ image indeed. Not just usual back :) Why...

ďSexyĒ image indeed. Not just usual back :)

Why not F2, I finally got one and it is just how Nikon is. Heavy, but not annoying, simple, but not primitive. It has elegance of Japanese heavyweight...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-12-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,384
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Is dark humour allowed here?

Is dark humour allowed here?
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-12-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 635
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Do you realize he is on digital for some time...

Do you realize he is on digital for some time now?



Oly E-PL1 bw, SOOC.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48796466671_728709f8b8_b.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-12-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 6,116
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I'm not finding shutter wheel to be very...

I'm not finding shutter wheel to be very professional feature on my FT.
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-12-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 635
Posted By Ko.Fe.
If I photograph something with sky on the...

If I photograph something with sky on the negative I could next to S16 for full tonal range across the negative. With digital I'm finding it to be more difficult, for some reason.
Same for portraits...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-12-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 635
Posted By Ko.Fe.
This is very first thing we need to be agreed...

This is very first thing we need to be agreed on.
Since bw film and bw digital are different it is matter of taste and application.

I print under enlarger and I inkjet from files. I can't tell if...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-12-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 6,116
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Yet, Nikon designated them as consumer...

Yet, Nikon designated them as consumer camera.


I can't recall any Soviet professional camera (maybe in LF format), but I beat any wedding, school photog in USSR would use Nikkormat instead of any...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-12-2019
Replies: 829
Views: 87,429
Posted By Ko.Fe.
How many decades you were using non-Leica RF? And...

How many decades you were using non-Leica RF? And how many of HCB, GW level photogs were, are?
Hypocrisy detected :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-11-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 6,116
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I started with FG20, sold it because I was not...

I started with FG20, sold it because I was not into SLR, I didn't have connection with it and so-so 50 1.8 E, either.

One day I went to charity store and they had Nikkormat for 24CAD. It has mirror...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 12-10-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,739
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Are they as “reliable” as famous Ricoh in real...

Are they as “reliable” as famous Ricoh in real use? Minox and Oly aren’t due to tiny electronics age.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-10-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,956
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Where I'm Sun is under horizon for most of the...

Where I'm Sun is under horizon for most of the day from November to February. I have film rated @6400 today with me and in the full morning it was f5.6 /250 maximum. This film cost me 15 CAD for 36...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-10-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 755
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Two films is 72 exposures. Is it really hard to...

Two films is 72 exposures. Is it really hard to hold camera in hands and with back open to fire it 72 times?


And why every old film camera has to be always tested with dumping film in it first?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-10-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,956
Posted By Ko.Fe.
How many times it is heavier and larger than M...

How many times it is heavier and larger than M body? Looks like x2 at least.
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