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Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-06-2019
Replies: 636
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Posted By menos
That's good to know.

That's good to know.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-06-2019
Replies: 636
Views: 188,280
Posted By menos
What happened to Brian :eek:

What happened to Brian :eek:
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-10-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By menos
From the first pictures it is impossible to tell...

From the first pictures it is impossible to tell what the nature of the specks is.
The last picture looks to have a small elongated piece of debris lodged at the edge which could be a piece of...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-19-2018
Replies: 99
Views: 16,222
Posted By menos
Robert, if you are a wide angle photographer (I...

Robert, if you are a wide angle photographer (I am not) and if you like symmetrical lens designs for their specialties, the Hologon is one of the must haves.
If you enjoy architecture and like to...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-19-2018
Replies: 99
Views: 16,222
Posted By menos
Thanks Erik and Raid. Yes, these extreme wide...

Thanks Erik and Raid.
Yes, these extreme wide angle lenses indeed allow for very slow shutter speeds (and you need them when shooting this lens with a filter @ f16).

Those shots were at the very...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-18-2018
Replies: 99
Views: 16,222
Posted By menos
Great shots Erik! Here is two of some of the...

Great shots Erik!

Here is two of some of the first shots I did with the Hologon when I had it new.
I loved that lens on the MM although it really shows very strongly darkened bands left and right in...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-17-2018
Replies: 99
Views: 16,222
Posted By menos
Raid, from what I have read and heard during the...

Raid, from what I have read and heard during the time when I researched the 16/8 prior tofinding a sample, DAG was always named as the first shop to use for the best possible conversion in the US....
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-15-2018
Replies: 99
Views: 16,222
Posted By menos
Unfortunately I never tried the Contax G lenses...

Unfortunately I never tried the Contax G lenses other than the Hologon. My only experience with Zeiss lenses are Rolleiflex, Hasselblad and the Contax 645 lenses.

As far fetched as it may be there...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-14-2018
Replies: 99
Views: 16,222
Posted By menos
I bought a M mount 15/4.5 CV some time ago as I...

I bought a M mount 15/4.5 CV some time ago as I thought I would like to hve a very wide lens but never really warmed up to that lens and barely ever used it - reminds me to put it up for sale...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-13-2018
Replies: 99
Views: 16,222
Posted By menos
Erik, if you can, try out the LEICA Universal...

Erik, if you can, try out the LEICA Universal wide angle finder (aka Frankenfinder) with the Hologon. It allows for more precise framing, has a nicer bubble level and it is really not that much...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-27-2018
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,799,721
Posted By menos
Beautiful M2 and still simply the nicest 35mm in...

Beautiful M2 and still simply the nicest 35mm in Leica mount ever made ;-)



Thanks! I use the PCcalc app on the phone.
All normal calculators are broken to me and I have troubles using them. HP RPN...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-25-2018
Replies: 93
Views: 7,050
Posted By menos
8.5cm f1.5 Nikkor LTM probably on a Leica M6 or...

8.5cm f1.5 Nikkor LTM probably on a Leica M6 or M7 or MP, I forgot.

I wish I had this lens in Nikon S mount - it is the most beautiful of all of the short telephotos ever made in rangefinder...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-19-2018
Replies: 76
Views: 22,517
Posted By menos
Nikon SP 2005 + 50/1.4 Millennium + TriX D76...

Nikon SP 2005 + 50/1.4 Millennium + TriX D76 1:1

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4669/39078601654_bc1ed3f449_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/22xf3N3)... (https://flic.kr/p/22xf3N3) by Dirk Steffen...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-18-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 9,020
Posted By menos
Oh, I love that too! It looks nice! May I ask,...

Oh, I love that too! It looks nice!

May I ask, who did the repaint?
Forum: Nikon RF 01-18-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 9,020
Posted By menos
Yes Erik, we all would love a re-issue S2 black...

Yes Erik, we all would love a re-issue S2 black paint ;-)
Forum: Nikon RF 01-16-2018
Replies: 433
Views: 82,442
Posted By menos
Hey Jon, nice shots up there - I enjoyed the...

Hey Jon, nice shots up there - I enjoyed the day!

Tim, that is beautiful!
Forum: Nikon RF 01-16-2018
Replies: 100
Views: 25,037
Posted By menos
The blades themselves are fixable, for the parts...

The blades themselves are fixable, for the parts involved leading the aperture blades I do not know.
Blades in such a state most likely need complete replacement (a few good specialists do have...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-12-2018
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,799,721
Posted By menos
Legends never die - they became legends as they...

Legends never die - they became legends as they are forever like rotring pens, Nikon SP cameras or the single most amazing calculator ever created (no, not the iPhone).

The fun thing is that old...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-12-2018
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,799,721
Posted By menos
Same, same but different...

Same, same but different

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4618/39610817762_f9c9e6531f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/23mgN6Q)... (https://flic.kr/p/23mgN6Q) by Dirk Steffen...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-01-2018
Replies: 93
Views: 7,050
Posted By menos
Does Kanto Camera in Japan work on Nikon...

Does Kanto Camera in Japan work on Nikon rangefinders?

http://www.kantocamera.com/english/index_english.html

I have seen and handled several Leica M3 bodies that had failed rangefinder optics which...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-31-2017
Replies: 93
Views: 7,050
Posted By menos
Yes, only the seller (good guy, I have dealt with...

Yes, only the seller (good guy, I have dealt with him before and received beautiful items) can clear this up.

The ad went up twice, the first time describing the dim RF patch and the plan of...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-31-2017
Replies: 93
Views: 7,050
Posted By menos
Thanks and yes, the gear is wonderful. I wanted a...

Thanks and yes, the gear is wonderful.
I wanted a black Nikon F with plain prism for much, much longer than I had heard about rangefinder cameras and picked up my first Leica years ago but never got...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-16-2017
Replies: 93
Views: 7,050
Posted By menos
I am still rallying 2/3 of the flag for Nikon RF...

I am still rallying 2/3 of the flag for Nikon RF and 1/3 of the flag for a Nikon F ;-)

2x Nikon SP 2005 + Millennium Nikkor + TriX and
1x Nikon F + Noct-Nikkor +...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-16-2017
Replies: 433
Views: 82,442
Posted By menos
Great stuff Jon! I love the meat axe and her...

Great stuff Jon! I love the meat axe and her smile ;-)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-16-2017
Replies: 1,736
Views: 322,784
Posted By menos
Congrats there, you have made it all ;-)

Congrats there, you have made it all ;-)
Forum: Nikon RF 12-14-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 25,037
Posted By menos
Nikon SP 2005 black paint + 5cm f1.1 Nikkor-N +...

Nikon SP 2005 black paint + 5cm f1.1 Nikkor-N + TX400 @800 in D-76 1:1

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4519/39047420191_2971af7f08_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/22uueCB)… (https://flic.kr/p/22uueCB) by...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-12-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 25,037
Posted By menos
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4528/25151824288_43...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4528/25151824288_4351111bae_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EjzF5U)… (https://flic.kr/p/EjzF5U) by Dirk Steffen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/teknopunk/), on Flickr
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-11-2017
Replies: 5,585
Views: 960,011
Posted By menos
I know, I know … should have covered the skimpy...

I know, I know … should have covered the skimpy clothed sweet little Gossen meter with a bit more clothing but I thought we are all responsible adults in here ;-)

Btw - best meter ever made, ever!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-11-2017
Replies: 5,585
Views: 960,011
Posted By menos
Holy aperture Batman! I need a coffee...

Holy aperture Batman! I need a coffee ;-)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4541/38271411824_bb70810f42_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21iUZo1)camera and coffee (https://flic.kr/p/21iUZo1) by Dirk Steffen...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-07-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 25,037
Posted By menos
Nikon SP 2005 + 5cm f1.1 Nikkor-N + TriX...

Nikon SP 2005 + 5cm f1.1 Nikkor-N + TriX @800

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4562/24043917387_59c95c9abb_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CCFmXM)… (https://flic.kr/p/CCFmXM) by Dirk Steffen...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-06-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 25,037
Posted By menos
trapped Nikon SP 2005 + 5cm f1.1 Nikkor-N +...

trapped

Nikon SP 2005 + 5cm f1.1 Nikkor-N + TX400

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4531/37998107345_bb81c257b1_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ZTLetP)… (https://flic.kr/p/ZTLetP) by Dirk Steffen...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-05-2017
Replies: 5,585
Views: 960,011
Posted By menos
Jon's short visit in Shanghai resulted in some...

Jon's short visit in Shanghai resulted in some mighty Nippon Kogaku goodness - here with Chinese Oolong Tea and plenty of Nikon glass...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-05-2017
Replies: 93
Views: 7,050
Posted By menos
I know at least of two guys are are flying the...

I know at least of two guys are are flying the Nippon Kogaku flag - rangefinder and otherwise ;-)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4541/27090375989_52a0294e11_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HgTfY6)camera...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-05-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 25,037
Posted By menos
Nikon SP 2005 + 5cm f1.1 Nikkor-N + TX400...

Nikon SP 2005 + 5cm f1.1 Nikkor-N + TX400 @800

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4534/24976463528_69648d2a59_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/E45Urw)… (https://flic.kr/p/E45Urw) by Dirk Steffen...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-03-2017
Replies: 757
Views: 237,507
Posted By menos
Arron, did you find your S2 ? If not, you may...

Arron, did you find your S2 ?
If not, you may want to look into finding a nice SP instead - it pairs sooooo beautifully with the S3 - identical controls and making up for a great two body kit (one...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-03-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 25,037
Posted By menos
three men at a construction site in Shanghai /...

three men at a construction site in Shanghai / China

Nikon SP 2005 BP + 5cm f1.1 Nikkor-N + TX400

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4565/24949457888_a2b08f91fe_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/E1GuB3)…...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-03-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 25,037
Posted By menos
One more with the 50/1.1 on the SP...

One more with the 50/1.1 on the SP 2005:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4538/24934561898_2d7453b2dd_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DZo9xC)… (https://flic.kr/p/DZo9xC) by Dirk Steffen...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-01-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 25,037
Posted By menos
man with dog Nikon SP + 50/1.1 + TX400 @800 in...

man with dog

Nikon SP + 50/1.1 + TX400 @800 in D76 1:1

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4573/38776426801_21a0e9fa0d_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/225xjJM) (https://flic.kr/p/225xjJM) by Dirk Steffen...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-01-2017
Replies: 5,585
Views: 960,011
Posted By menos
Very tasty William, both hot drink and gear...

Very tasty William, both hot drink and gear ;-)

After searching in patience for years, finally this in the camera and coffee...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-01-2017
Replies: 93
Views: 7,050
Posted By menos
from the roof Nikon S3 and probably 3.5cm f1.8 +...

from the roof

Nikon S3 and probably 3.5cm f1.8 + TX400:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4586/26985746679_773b05e4c5_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/H7D1jt)… (https://flic.kr/p/H7D1jt) by Dirk Steffen...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-01-2017
Replies: 433
Views: 82,442
Posted By menos
a Chinese family and a rocking horse Nikon S3 +...

a Chinese family and a rocking horse

Nikon S3 + 3.5cm f1.8 + TX400 @ 800

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4571/24888336878_372094b441_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DViesw)… (https://flic.kr/p/DViesw) by...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-26-2017
Replies: 93
Views: 7,050
Posted By menos
Flying that flag with a vintage chrome Nikon SP...

Flying that flag with a vintage chrome Nikon SP courtesy of our good man in Japan and the wizards of Kiitos married to a Millennium Nikkor 50/1.4:

The Millennium Nikkor is an amazing piece of glass,...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-26-2017
Replies: 76
Views: 22,517
Posted By menos
Reviving this thread in hopes more people will...

Reviving this thread in hopes more people will show some of their Millennium Nikkor shots.
I came to two (!) samples of this lens like the virgin Mary to the child as some book says.
I bought one...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-26-2017
Replies: 433
Views: 82,442
Posted By menos
Very cool shots Jon, I like the second noodle...

Very cool shots Jon, I like the second noodle shop photograph.
For some strange reason I had a moment when seeing the photograph at first that you have noodle shop cars in the Tokyo metro ;-)
Forum: Nikon RF 11-21-2017
Replies: 93
Views: 7,050
Posted By menos
Aston Martin has just announced the new Vantage...

Aston Martin has just announced the new Vantage GTE race car for the next season, so this is the last time I saw the old Vantage in action:

Nikon SP BP 2005 + 13.5cm + Portra 160 @...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-15-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,562
Posted By menos
Hey guys, you are such great help, thanks so much...

Hey guys, you are such great help, thanks so much for sharing your experience and tips ;-)

I hope this thread will be helpful for anyone having similar issues at some point.

Regarding the helicoid,...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-12-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,562
Posted By menos
Nicolas, thanks so much - your answers are very...

Nicolas, thanks so much - your answers are very helpful ;-)


Now this really throws a wrench into my spokes here :-(
On the vintage, rebuilt SP the focus really works as you describe - smooth as...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-11-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,562
Posted By menos
Untouched since leaving the factory? How much use...

Untouched since leaving the factory?
How much use has the camera seen?
Forum: Nikon RF 11-11-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,562
Posted By menos
Hey Larry, please hear that my experience with...

Hey Larry, please hear that my experience with the re-issue bodies is really very limited as I only use them for about a year and by far not as much as I have used other cameras before.

Also these...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-11-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,562
Posted By menos
Nikon SP 2005 helicoid vs vintage Nikon SP

I know this has been mentioned a few times here on the forum already often with several advices.
I also know that the vintage bodies, produced in the 40's - 60's are quite different in this respect...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-10-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 25,037
Posted By menos
5cm f1.1 probably ~ f1.4 - f2 + Portra 160 @ 6...

5cm f1.1 probably ~ f1.4 - f2 + Portra 160 @ 6 hours of Shanghai WEC race, here the Porsche 911 RSR GTE works car passing in front of the Porsche GT-AM pit...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-10-2017
Replies: 93
Views: 7,050
Posted By menos
Normally I use a SLR and long lenses on a stick...

Normally I use a SLR and long lenses on a stick to go to the races. Last weeks was so much work and hardly a minute to breathe so I decided to spend last weekends WEC endurance race with a few rolls...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-10-2017
Replies: 433
Views: 82,442
Posted By menos
That's a lot of dogs Jon ;-) The first one is...

That's a lot of dogs Jon ;-) The first one is very cool - dogs know how to relax best!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-08-2017
Replies: 5,585
Views: 960,011
Posted By menos
cup...

cup holder:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4519/38274805241_012457a9f1_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21jdo8c)
Forum: Nikon RF 10-20-2017
Replies: 93
Views: 7,050
Posted By menos
Thanks Erik - the shot with the young man...

Thanks Erik - the shot with the young man listening music was slightly stopped down as I was actually quickly walking towards him while taking that frame, so I closed the aperture 1 stop to not spoil...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-20-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 25,037
Posted By menos
Thank you Tim ;-) Well, the 5cm f1.1 Nikkor-N is...

Thank you Tim ;-)
Well, the 5cm f1.1 Nikkor-N is really the only game in town if you want a 50mm faster than f1.4 on a Nikon RF at obtainable prices (there have been other lenses I understand, for...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-19-2017
Replies: 93
Views: 7,050
Posted By menos
Nice! Listen to the music baby ;-) Nikon SP...

Nice!


Listen to the music baby ;-)

Nikon SP limited + 50/1.1 + TriX @800 in D76 1:1:
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4493/37774307232_b66325f29e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ZxZcvb)...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-19-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 25,037
Posted By menos
… and another one on yet another roll - I have...

… and another one on yet another roll - I have those days when I just walk and deliberately search for street portraits. Some of those days work out, others are like rainy days. This young lady was...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-19-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 25,037
Posted By menos
Jon, thats what this gear was made for after all....

Jon, thats what this gear was made for after all. It is sad seeing so few people actually using them apparently.
I wish we would see more posts, any version of the 5cm f1.1 goes as I understand, so...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-18-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 25,037
Posted By menos
… and one more to keep this thread ROCK'in...

… and one more to keep this thread ROCK'in ;-)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4462/37738654272_bc97b393ab_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ZuQt7Y)… (https://flic.kr/p/ZuQt7Y) by Dirk Steffen...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-18-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 25,037
Posted By menos
Here are a few more shots: 50/1.1 Nikkor-N +...

Here are a few more shots:

50/1.1 Nikkor-N + Nikon SP + TriX @800 in D-76 1:1

Some tests of the lens wide open:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4459/37738652632_d8ec16d110_c.jpg...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-18-2017
Replies: 93
Views: 7,050
Posted By menos
Yes Erik, I think more words have been written...

Yes Erik, I think more words have been written about "bokeh" than about distortion since the first digital Leica M has been introduced to market ;-)

I have not seen a tread dedicated to this aspect...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-15-2017
Replies: 93
Views: 7,050
Posted By menos
Yes Nicolas the whole "bokeh" craze of recent...

Yes Nicolas the whole "bokeh" craze of recent years has been highly overrated and I hope I myself did not get hung up too much about it. I do know though when I see something in a lens that I like.
I...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-14-2017
Replies: 93
Views: 7,050
Posted By menos
Thanks Erik, truly the 5cm f1.1 is a very exotic...

Thanks Erik, truly the 5cm f1.1 is a very exotic lens, hardly can be reasoned to be used in practical manner with todays choices in fast films, digital sensors and wide choice of vastly optical...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-12-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,171
Posted By menos
If it smells fish it usually is. No-one sells an...

If it smells fish it usually is.
No-one sells an item at half the usual going price AND uses strange practices trying to circumvent rules of the sales platform.

The article number is not listed any...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-12-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 25,037
Posted By menos
Here are two more shots from the 5cm f1.1...

Here are two more shots from the 5cm f1.1 Nikkor-N + Nikon SP BP re-issue + TriX @ ISO800 in D76 1:1 (I believe these were ~...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-12-2017
Replies: 93
Views: 7,050
Posted By menos
Thanks Erik and Giulio ;-) That is one great...

Thanks Erik and Giulio ;-)



That is one great shot Erik - not easy to get and with the famous flawless Erik composition ;-)

Did you ever have a chance to try the Olympic or Millennium Nikkor...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-09-2017
Replies: 94
Views: 9,261
Posted By menos
If ever such birds were around I am glad they...

If ever such birds were around I am glad they have not been seen any longer ;-)
Forum: Nikon RF 10-08-2017
Replies: 94
Views: 9,261
Posted By menos
Erik that 3rd frame is quite ingenious ;-) The...

Erik that 3rd frame is quite ingenious ;-)
The large concrete ball seem to soon be crushing the tiny man being, sitting lonesome in this industrial landscape, love it!
Forum: Nikon RF 10-08-2017
Replies: 93
Views: 7,050
Posted By menos
Thanks Abram, so very kind of you ;-) Regarding...

Thanks Abram, so very kind of you ;-)

Regarding the 3.5 cm lens I very much prefer the Nikon S3 to shoot the 3.5cm - it has a fixed 3.5cm frame in the finder so you can focus and compose in the same...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-05-2017
Replies: 93
Views: 7,050
Posted By menos
Hey Giulio and Erik thanks so much for the kind...

Hey Giulio and Erik thanks so much for the kind words ;-)
This motivates me to post a few more in the proper thread some time.
And thank you Erik, reading a comment like that coming from you means a...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-05-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,038
Posted By menos
Yes, that one looked nice, someone is going to...

Yes, that one looked nice, someone is going to enjoy it ;-)
Forum: Nikon RF 10-05-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,038
Posted By menos
There was a nice looking one in the classifieds...

There was a nice looking one in the classifieds here recently with recent overhaul as I recall, maybe it's still there?
Forum: Nikon RF 10-05-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 25,037
Posted By menos
Thanks so much to Jon to help out not only...

Thanks so much to Jon to help out not only finding a beautiful original complete kit as sold when these lenses were new but also to arrange a complete overhaul by the same people in Japan who have...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-05-2017
Replies: 93
Views: 7,050
Posted By menos
With a streak of bad luck in health since late...

With a streak of bad luck in health since late last year for some reason I lost a bit of that drive for photography.
I photographed much less (partly also because I wasn't able to walk on my own legs...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-24-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 3,590
Posted By menos
Hey Jon, no red C on this one...

Hey Jon, no red C on this one ;-)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7393/9306870784_849b79d45f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/fbq9ro)evolution of the perfect 35mm - W-Nikkor - Hexar - UC-Hexanon...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-14-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 3,590
Posted By menos
Hey Jon, please add LTM W-Nikkor # 182302

Hey Jon, please add LTM W-Nikkor # 182302
Forum: Nikon RF 09-13-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 3,381
Posted By menos
Beautiful - a repaint then I suppose.

Beautiful - a repaint then I suppose.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-12-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,111
Posted By menos
Thanks Jon and Nicolas - good info ;-)

Thanks Jon and Nicolas - good info ;-)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-11-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,111
Posted By menos
Yes Jon, thats the one, the A-R ring ;-) I can...

Yes Jon, thats the one, the A-R ring ;-)
I can see the little hole in the A-R ring - it looks to be accessible when the ring is set to the "R" position.
I will check this out once I get to finish the...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-11-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 3,381
Posted By menos
That is an interesting bit of info - thanks for...

That is an interesting bit of info - thanks for sharing!
I didn't know the article on the CameraQuest website and it does indeed show the S4 in a slightly different light.

Now how to find a nice...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-11-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,111
Posted By menos
Nikon S3 loose rewind/advance collar

I have had a read of the Nikon SP manual at this excellent link here:

http://bmwdean.com/nikon-sp-manual.htm

After having a quick peek I found that on my Millennium S3 the rewind / advance collar...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-04-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 3,381
Posted By menos
Very cool, that sounds like a desirable...

Very cool, that sounds like a desirable modification to a S4 back in the day ;-)

I like the clean look without self timer resetting the frame counter manually shouldn't be a big deal (if one doesn't...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-04-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 3,381
Posted By menos
Thanks Mike, thats good info ;-)

Thanks Mike, thats good info ;-)
Forum: Nikon RF 08-31-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 3,381
Posted By menos
Thanks Mike ;-)

Thanks Mike ;-)
Forum: Nikon RF 08-30-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 3,381
Posted By menos
Oh now that is a real beauty, Congrats on the...

Oh now that is a real beauty, Congrats on the nice find!

I always confuse this, now what are the exact differences from the S4 to the S3 apart from the obviously missing selfie lever ;-)

Does it...
Forum: Nikon RF 08-28-2017
Replies: 94
Views: 9,261
Posted By menos
Beautiful group portrait Richard! A pity the...

Beautiful group portrait Richard! A pity the pictures show so small here :-(
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-07-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 3,199
Posted By menos
No like in the S2 and SP/S3 adjustment are not...

No like in the S2 and SP/S3 adjustment are not different or no as in they are and no traps or specialties to be expected?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-06-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 3,199
Posted By menos
This is a great description and also thanks...

This is a great description and also thanks Nicolas for the screw head warning!

Is this adjustment identical to the Nikon SP and S3?

Anyone knows if the re-issue rangefinders are any different (any...
Forum: Nikon RF 08-06-2017
Replies: 67
Views: 9,020
Posted By menos
Yes, the "buying new" vs old does something to...

Yes, the "buying new" vs old does something to the brain I suppose ;-)

Surely complicated assemblies like cemented and silvered optics in the rangefinder do have a certain life span but apart from...
Forum: Nikon RF 08-01-2017
Replies: 67
Views: 9,020
Posted By menos
If you really want an SP there is nothing...

If you really want an SP there is nothing speaking against finding a nice original SP, have it serviced and use it for the rest of your life.

If you do not really need the SP finder frames and can...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-30-2017
Replies: 757
Views: 237,507
Posted By menos
That size difference was never displayed that...

That size difference was never displayed that dramatic ;-)
Beautiful Jon!

Does it only look like it or is the f3.5 and f2.5 Nikkor identical in external dimensions?
Forum: Nikon RF 07-24-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,226
Posted By menos
Never happened to me - I always keep the gear...

Never happened to me - I always keep the gear inside the camera bag (usually a roomy Domke or A&A) leave the bag in the room to take on temperature and only then open it.

With digitals I remove...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-23-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,226
Posted By menos
So how do the re-issue Nikon S3 and SP behave in...

So how do the re-issue Nikon S3 and SP behave in this regard?

Lubricants did go through quite some development since the times Nikon built their last rangefinders in the 60's.
I can imagine a now...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-22-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 635
Posted By menos
Thanks Jon, I had a hunch why the edition I...

Thanks Jon, I had a hunch why the edition I bought was so low priced - I got to update but am hanging on to old stuff ;-)

Just 179 pcs !!! Then I must say either collectors are not very hot on Nikon...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-22-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 635
Posted By menos
the rarest 8.5cm Nikkor of them all?

To my surprise I stumbled over this Contax mount 8.5cm f1.5 Nikkor on the auction...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-20-2017
Replies: 433
Views: 82,442
Posted By menos
You would have to upload the image to a hosting...

You would have to upload the image to a hosting website and then place the link to the image in your post instead of uploading the image from your computer straight through the thread reply.

Be sure...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-20-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By menos
Thanks a lot for the clarification Erik, Stephen...

Thanks a lot for the clarification Erik, Stephen and Jon ;-)

Erik, I do have a Hove print of Robert Rotoloni's book, which incidentally came with a very treacherous feature. As a book sold in...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-20-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By menos
Sure Jon, I wasn't certain if thats ok on the...

Sure Jon, I wasn't certain if thats ok on the...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-20-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By menos
2.5cm W-Nikkor - what am I missing?

I am following the tail of this little lens for a while now but am quite confused.

What am I missing here, for example with these two auction offers:

232415835336

222553445992

I have seen these...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2017
Replies: 5,571
Views: 492,574
Posted By menos
Beautiful portrait!

Beautiful portrait!
Forum: Nikon RF 07-10-2017
Replies: 433
Views: 82,442
Posted By menos
Good shots Jon but somehow I can't help it to...

Good shots Jon but somehow I can't help it to also have a good look at the restaurant menus - would love to sample some ;-)
Forum: Nikon RF 07-10-2017
Replies: 433
Views: 82,442
Posted By menos
Great shot Jon!

Great shot Jon!
Forum: Nikon RF 07-07-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,533
Posted By menos
Owen, I would sell the lens (try here on RFF with...

Owen, I would sell the lens (try here on RFF with some high quality pictures of the lens), then be patient and find a 2.8cm lens in Nikon S mount to use on your Nikon SP.

You will likely end up with...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-06-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 25,037
Posted By menos
Thanks Jon, I will find out, …*some day, some day...

Thanks Jon, I will find out, …*some day, some day ;-)


Oh btw - this looks interesting if anyone is in Hong Kong and looks for a nice deal on a Nikkor 50/1.1 that needs specialist work to repair (no...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-03-2017
Replies: 2,713
Views: 795,296
Posted By menos
Abram, the 50/1.2 and 58/1.2 are pretty big and...

Abram, the 50/1.2 and 58/1.2 are pretty big and heavy on the compact FM3A but manageable if you must.
What I find much more an issue then the size and weight of the lens is that the little FM3A...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-25-2017
Replies: 67
Views: 9,020
Posted By menos
Thats insane Steve - used or not in any way or...

Thats insane Steve - used or not in any way or form this is an absolute steal.

Just thinking about for how much really trashed Leica M6 bodies go these days (shaking my head) and seeing a kit that...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-22-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 47,959
Posted By menos
Hey Johan, thanks for the info - greatly useful...

Hey Johan, thanks for the info - greatly useful for all the owners of wobbly Canon 35/2 (I still have two of these waiting for a rebuilt).

These are wonderful little lenses and I much enjoy peeking...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-21-2017
Replies: 433
Views: 82,442
Posted By menos
Great shot Jon - the dog riding in the rucksack...

Great shot Jon - the dog riding in the rucksack ;-)
Forum: Nikon RF 06-19-2017
Replies: 433
Views: 82,442
Posted By menos
Impeccable composition as always Erik ;-) What...

Impeccable composition as always Erik ;-)


What a beautiful view Jon! I also like the shot down the wooden staircase above!

I couldn't take any photographs outdoors for some time but here are a few...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-10-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 25,037
Posted By menos
Nice Jon! How are these Nikkors behaving through...

Nice Jon! How are these Nikkors behaving through the stops in terms of focus shift?
The Noctilux does like to shift some when stopping down.
The mighty 50/1.1 does show any?

How does it compare in...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-09-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 25,037
Posted By menos
Oh, beautiful Jon! Thanks for sharing these and...

Oh, beautiful Jon!
Thanks for sharing these and keeping this lovely thread alive! I wish more people would use this lens and post here.

I really like the look of the lens @ f2 in the photograph of...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-25-2017
Replies: 757
Views: 237,507
Posted By menos
This SP is a real beauty, now never let it go...

This SP is a real beauty, now never let it go again ;-)
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 04-16-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 51,600
Posted By menos
Thanks you guys for doing this and I am glad you...

Thanks you guys for doing this and I am glad you took that group shot around Tom's roots.
I wish I could have been there too.
Forum: Nikon RF 04-14-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,162
Posted By menos
Thanks Michael, … and yes, you should ;-)

Thanks Michael, … and yes, you should ;-)
Forum: Nikon RF 04-12-2017
Replies: 433
Views: 82,442
Posted By menos
Those are some great color shots Jon - quite...

Those are some great color shots Jon - quite interesting and funny to see this festival from a gaijin's perspective ;-) I bet you had a great time shooting these!
Forum: Nikon RF 04-12-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,162
Posted By menos
Actually March 2017 was my most active Nikon RF...

Actually March 2017 was my most active Nikon RF month so far, I just now came around to look through the shots after having them scanned a few weeks earlier. Here are a few - all shot with either a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-11-2017
Replies: 1,736
Views: 322,784
Posted By menos
a few shots from the 2017 Chinese F1...

a few shots from the 2017 Chinese F1 GP:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2942/33591412500_1ce112046b_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TbmLCu)F1 GP - Shanghai 2017 - Lewis Hamilton (https://flic.kr/p/TbmLCu)...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-11-2017
Replies: 1,905
Views: 1,737,350
Posted By menos
Dani Ricciardo during the 2017 Chinese F1 GP -...

Dani Ricciardo during the 2017 Chinese F1 GP - shot with a Nikon D800E + 300/2.8 VR + TC20 half a stop down:
https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3936/33591593870_d954ff704c_b.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-11-2017
Replies: 5,571
Views: 492,574
Posted By menos
Sebastian Vettel making second place at the 2017...

Sebastian Vettel making second place at the 2017 Chinese F1 Grand Prix in his Ferrari:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2893/33846598761_e7625b7fe4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TyUEBB)F1 GP - Shanghai 2017...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-11-2017
Replies: 3,062
Views: 738,211
Posted By menos
Congrats William!

Congrats William!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-11-2017
Replies: 5,585
Views: 960,011
Posted By menos
Nice Tuna William ;-)

Nice Tuna William ;-)
Forum: Nikon RF 04-02-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,162
Posted By menos
Nice shots there guys, especially like the...

Nice shots there guys, especially like the interior wide angle shots in spectacular light from Corran above ;-)

Erik, this peaked my interest.
What kind of lens is this and how might it look...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-28-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,162
Posted By menos
Very pretty Nicolas!

Very pretty Nicolas!
Forum: Nikon RF 03-28-2017
Replies: 757
Views: 237,507
Posted By menos
I am a black paint guy myself but these silver...

I am a black paint guy myself but these silver chrome Nikon RF bodies really do look very pretty! Cant wait to use one some day …
Forum: Nikon RF 03-13-2017
Replies: 757
Views: 237,507
Posted By menos
Don't be jealous - ANY Nikon 105mm is a special...

Don't be jealous - ANY Nikon 105mm is a special one ;-)
The 105 AF-S is a unique lens though, I hardly had the chance to use it though as just a week after I got it I had a bad accident and some...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-13-2017
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,799,721
Posted By menos
Great shots there welshzorki!

Great shots there welshzorki!
Forum: Nikon RF 03-13-2017
Replies: 433
Views: 82,442
Posted By menos
Nice Jon! I love these shop front shots and do...

Nice Jon! I love these shop front shots and do them too whenever I can.
It will be interesting to look at these in a few decades as time progresses.
Forum: Nikon RF 03-06-2017
Replies: 757
Views: 237,507
Posted By menos
Ok you two old Nikon veterans got me cheating...

Ok you two old Nikon veterans got me cheating there ;-)
One could argue that the finders clear and bright view lets you frame a bit easier than the RF/VF of the S3 but I would lie if I would pretend...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-06-2017
Replies: 757
Views: 237,507
Posted By menos
my favorite Nikon RF since this addiction took...

my favorite Nikon RF since this addiction took full effect:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3949/33157818691_c9eaf72fcf_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Sw3uia)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/Sw3uia) by Dirk...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-06-2017
Replies: 2,713
Views: 795,296
Posted By menos
my favorite 6x6 - an Exakta 66...

my favorite 6x6 - an Exakta 66 "Super-Baier"
Rolf-Dieter Baier took as a basis an Exakta 66 Mod2 body (the most desirable for the modifications as it lacks the later impractical factory mirror...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-06-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,162
Posted By menos
No doubt I have to try one ;-) Some day a black...

No doubt I have to try one ;-) Some day a black paint S2 will be there at just the right moment in just the right place but not now.

A few scans from the last roll with the Nikon S3 and both the...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-06-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,162
Posted By menos
John, I have made a surprise move of sorts from...

John, I have made a surprise move of sorts from using Leica M gear mainly towards a full blown Nikon RF gear addiction recently.

I came "accidentally" also to a Nikon S3 + 50/1.4 Millennium kit and...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-04-2017
Replies: 433
Views: 82,442
Posted By menos
I came to Neopan400 accidentally - I always used...

I came to Neopan400 accidentally - I always used TX400 and when at some point TX400 hiked up in price in China mainland I tried a roll of Neopan 400 not expecting much - it was about half the price...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-03-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,602
Posted By menos
Hey, congrats on the meter ;-) Actually the...

Hey, congrats on the meter ;-)

Actually the little Luna Pro does have a functionality that comes pretty close to you being able to read and place your zones most precisely:

- set the meter to...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-22-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2,286
Posted By menos
I have not run several Konica scanners at once...

I have not run several Konica scanners at once yet.
This is something I am planning to look into once I have my 5400 scanners all in one place (the other two I have are in storage on another...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-21-2017
Replies: 8,955
Views: 874,571
Posted By menos
*and another Konica 5400 scanner - complete...

*and another Konica 5400 scanner - complete package and accessories this time - including the very hard to find negative strip holder ;-)

I love these scanners.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-21-2017
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,799,721
Posted By menos
That some seriously sweet gear Abram!

That some seriously sweet gear Abram!
Forum: Nikon RF 02-19-2017
Replies: 433
Views: 82,442
Posted By menos
3.5cm f1.8 W-Nikkor LTM + MM: the famous Nikkor...

3.5cm f1.8 W-Nikkor LTM + MM:

the famous Nikkor glow @ f2 ;-)
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2771/32965850846_0600525d52_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Se5AWJ)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/Se5AWJ) by Dirk...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-19-2017
Replies: 5,585
Views: 960,011
Posted By menos
Beautiful S3 Chris - how do you get along...

Beautiful S3 Chris - how do you get along shooting the 2.8cm without external finder on the S3?
I have to try out one of these AR-1 (never have been a softie fan but maybe this helps with the shutter...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-19-2017
Replies: 5,585
Views: 960,011
Posted By menos
coffee, egg tarts, Carl-Zeiss Sonnar tart and MM...

coffee, egg tarts, Carl-Zeiss Sonnar tart and MM with 35/1.8 candy:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2041/32952419476_6dc41f8208_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ScTLgo)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/ScTLgo) by...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-18-2017
Replies: 193
Views: 39,127
Posted By menos
Yes, this is one of the many things people get...

Yes, this is one of the many things people get easily fooled into judging by numbers.
It took me too a long time to finally realize how unimportant those last 20 cm are.


The UC-Hex is absolutely...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-17-2017
Replies: 193
Views: 39,127
Posted By menos
You're very welcome Abram ;-) Oh - one little...

You're very welcome Abram ;-)


Oh - one little detail that I see often not mentioned is:
The UC-Hex is NOT made entirely of brass as often mentioned (it is after all a very lightweight lens, which...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-17-2017
Replies: 193
Views: 39,127
Posted By menos
I just posted a few shots made with the UC-Hex on...

I just posted a few shots made with the UC-Hex on flickr - here are a few:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/546/32964473675_2e00cbaf16_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SdXxyp)
L1000971-LEICA M MONOCHROM (Typ...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-17-2017
Replies: 193
Views: 39,127
Posted By menos
Easy: just ask yourself these questions SERIOUSLY...

Easy: just ask yourself these questions SERIOUSLY and answer to yourself HONESTLY:

1) How many times did you ever focus a 35mm lens closer than 0.9m?
2) How many of those shots turned out to be...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-17-2017
Replies: 433
Views: 82,442
Posted By menos
Great shots at the festival Jon! Here are a few...

Great shots at the festival Jon!

Here are a few shots from the 35/1.8 re issue on the SP and S3 - Tri-X @ ISO 800 in D-76
I have to do rescans though as these are rough, quick scans without regard...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-15-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2,286
Posted By menos
Unfortunately I do have issues when not following...

Unfortunately I do have issues when not following the described sequence to the letter (as do have many, many other users apparently when looking through the Konica Minolta yahoo group - still the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-15-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2,286
Posted By menos
tips for Konica Minolta 5400 scanner on Mac OS X

This is a thread to copy here some quick notes I took for myself to remember after running into scanner connectivity and hang up loop issues for the hundredths time when I was scanning yesterday.

I...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-15-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,602
Posted By menos
The Gossen Luna Pro is my absolute favorite light...

The Gossen Luna Pro is my absolute favorite light meter.
Unfortunately Gossen has discontinued this meter and replaced it with a newer version with extruding swivel head incident cell making the same...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 02-15-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,418
Posted By menos
Get yourself a Avenon 21/2.8 LTM lens. These are...

Get yourself a Avenon 21/2.8 LTM lens.

These are actually fantastic lenses - no conversion necessary.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-14-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By menos
Doesn't look like sensor dust at all. At such...

Doesn't look like sensor dust at all.
At such wide open apertures sensor dust will be almost always entirely invisible.

This looks more like either strange reflection pattern (dirty filter in...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-10-2017
Replies: 193
Views: 39,127
Posted By menos
Abram, the UC-Hex is not a lens I have been...

Abram, the UC-Hex is not a lens I have been inside yet.
Although I do think not much can be done about the 0.9m close focus limit (the lens is VERY compact and I suspect that may limit it's close...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-10-2017
Replies: 193
Views: 39,127
Posted By menos
Haha ;-) Its a several years old pic - reminds me...

Haha ;-)
Its a several years old pic - reminds me I have to update the photo :D

The reason for this is pretty simple - I searched for some years for THE PERFECT 35mm lens an tried many, many...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-09-2017
Replies: 193
Views: 39,127
Posted By menos
The UC-Hex together with its father and its grand...

The UC-Hex together with its father and its grand father:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7393/9306870784_849b79d45f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/fbq9ro)evolution of the perfect 35mm - W-Nikkor - Hexar -...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-09-2017
Replies: 193
Views: 39,127
Posted By menos
This is precisely the reason why I left my...

This is precisely the reason why I left my accessories from this lens untouched, brand new in the box.
I use a B+W 007 XS-Pro filter at all times instead of a lens hood (too keep fingers from the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-08-2017
Replies: 5,585
Views: 960,011
Posted By menos
Hey buddy, yeah, that cake is ok (it's the...

Hey buddy, yeah, that cake is ok (it's the Shanghainesium kind - I am sooooo missing proper German cake already).

Just as I wanted to walk out the door it's raining heavy and I slipped in a quick...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-07-2017
Replies: 1,736
Views: 322,784
Posted By menos
Majestic view!

Majestic view!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-07-2017
Replies: 1,840
Views: 293,760
Posted By menos
I love the gentle look from this lens - very nice...

I love the gentle look from this lens - very nice portrait unoh7!

Is this the fat 90 TE stopped down to ~f3.4 ?
It looks absolutely beautiful! searching for my fat TE right now
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-07-2017
Replies: 1,006
Views: 366,056
Posted By menos
That's a nice pair Sug!

That's a nice pair Sug!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-07-2017
Replies: 5,585
Views: 960,011
Posted By menos
Apple pie, Latte, SP, S3,...

Apple pie, Latte, SP, S3, TX400:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/384/31963599753_7715d8e59a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QGvNBt)camera and coffee (https://flic.kr/p/QGvNBt) by Dirk Steffen...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-07-2017
Replies: 5,585
Views: 960,011
Posted By menos
Gorgeous, gorgeous camera!

Gorgeous, gorgeous camera!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-07-2017
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,799,721
Posted By menos
Looking very, very classy! Imagine how this...

Looking very, very classy!
Imagine how this silver chrome M5 would look with a silver chrome 35/1.4 FLE with those modern square lens hoods - mmmhhh
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 02-06-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 12,524
Posted By menos
This is wonderful. Tom, MrB and a camera with his...

This is wonderful. Tom, MrB and a camera with his Rapidwinder - wonderful.
I too think a design like Sug's is a much nicer commemoration to Tom than a dated commemoration.


Another idea would be to...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-06-2017
Replies: 67
Views: 9,020
Posted By menos
Change the aperture by holding the focus wheel...

Change the aperture by holding the focus wheel with your right index finger and changing the aperture with you left hand.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 02-06-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 51,600
Posted By menos
Only now did I hear about Tom's passing and...

Only now did I hear about Tom's passing and really am shocked.
I am so sad for his family and close friends.

Rest in peace Tom, you were a great guy, such a friendly and good natured man, never...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-05-2017
Replies: 118
Views: 12,419
Posted By menos
Yes, I think if someone has a negative initial...

Yes, I think if someone has a negative initial moment with a Nikon S - any camera really and just does not feel it, it is simply better to move on and use the gear one likes rather than shoehorning...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-05-2017
Replies: 1,006
Views: 366,056
Posted By menos
Very beautiful Craig!

Very beautiful Craig!
Forum: Nikon RF 02-05-2017
Replies: 118
Views: 12,419
Posted By menos
I have thus far not have a great quantity of...

I have thus far not have a great quantity of Nikon S body sample experience.
The only ones I have handled thus far were a handful of Nikon SP and S3 re-issues and a few really beaten S2s and SPs in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-29-2017
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,799,721
Posted By menos
Nice bit of info there on Jim Marshal, the...

Nice bit of info there on Jim Marshal, the Leicavit and Sherry Krauter Sug ;-)
I always loved a Leica M with Leicavit over a naked M as it improves the handling enormously. It does become a little...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-28-2017
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Views: 12,419
Posted By menos
this is a great and very interesting to read...

this is a great and very interesting to read thread.
The timing of this thread coincides with my own very fresh experience of learning abuot Nikon rangefinder gear.

I have loved Nikkor lenses for a...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-28-2017
Replies: 433
Views: 82,442
Posted By menos
Jon, now I see what you meant regarding the...

Jon, now I see what you meant regarding the distortion figures of the W-Nikkor vs UC-Hex ;-)
Impressive indeed.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-24-2017
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Posted By menos
Sug, that is one very pretty combo - congrats on...

Sug, that is one very pretty combo - congrats on this score - beautiful M4 BP there ;-)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-20-2017
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,799,721
Posted By menos
That's a beautiful photograph - love the entire...

That's a beautiful photograph - love the entire different character portrait of the two gentleman down to the camera's neck straps.



Very interesting lens hood there (and a beautiful combo too - is...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 11-18-2016
Replies: 636
Views: 188,280
Posted By menos
Michael, you should be able to just take the lens...

Michael, you should be able to just take the lens by the lens mount in one hand and grab the lens carefully by front rim ahead of the aperture ring with the other hand and twist...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-11-2016
Replies: 442
Views: 167,913
Posted By menos
Giulio, the last three are really beautiful! I...

Giulio, the last three are really beautiful! I like the first the best "You cannot see me …" ;-)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-09-2016
Replies: 1,736
Views: 322,784
Posted By menos
Thanks Scott ;-)

Thanks Scott ;-)
Forum: Nikon RF 11-09-2016
Replies: 433
Views: 82,442
Posted By menos
This is a beautiful series Nicolas! The most...

This is a beautiful series Nicolas! The most striking to me as of their beauty are the two children on the stair, the young couple with long shadows and the stair and fountain in the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2016
Replies: 1,736
Views: 322,784
Posted By menos
Thanks mate ;-) I had a wonderful weekend and a...

Thanks mate ;-) I had a wonderful weekend and a DARK tan after the great weather all weekend in Shanghai - hiked 15 km a day up and down the track too - I loooooove racing...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2016
Replies: 1,736
Views: 322,784
Posted By menos
Here are a few shots from the weekends WEC race...

Here are a few shots from the weekends WEC race in Shanghai.
Congrats to Porsche for the victory!

1st place
https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5473/30559163220_e3d4bba2c1_b.jpg...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-24-2016
Replies: 5,585
Views: 960,011
Posted By menos
:D Yes, a motorized F3 always looks a bit like...

:D Yes, a motorized F3 always looks a bit like the Trump in the room full of rangefinders.
It's amazing how great the little FM3A (or any FM2 for that matter) works together with a Nikon rangefinder...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-23-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 3,743
Posted By menos
So far my big little adventure into Nikon...

So far my big little adventure into Nikon rangefinder material has been incredibly lucky, overwhelming and entirely satisfying.
None of the negative things that can possibly come up have...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-23-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 3,743
Posted By menos
"There is a beautiful black 35mm Nikon brightline...

"There is a beautiful black 35mm Nikon brightline finder in the classifieds!

Erik."

:D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-23-2016
Replies: 1,736
Views: 322,784
Posted By menos
Nikon D3 and...

Nikon D3 and 105mm:

https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5587/30477738246_215cf99b8c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NrdnKC)
_DSC9928-NIKON D3—for_flickr (https://flic.kr/p/NrdnKC) by Dirk Steffen...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-23-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 3,743
Posted By menos
Ahh, thanks - that answers the mystery ;-) Any...

Ahh, thanks - that answers the mystery ;-)
Any examples for these two focal length that could be used on Nikon RF cameras back then?
Where there any significant third party lenses made in Nikon...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-22-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 3,743
Posted By menos
I just received the Zoom finder (late version...

I just received the Zoom finder (late version with distance setting on the barrel).

first impressions:
- I am surprised how lightweight and relatively compact it is for what it offers (I know now...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-20-2016
Replies: 442
Views: 167,913
Posted By menos
Thanks Erik for that info bit - 12 times...

Thanks Erik for that info bit - 12 times recompilation sounds indeed like a continuous evolution if only incremental should this indeed have happened.

I have two earlier samples starting around 31...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-20-2016
Replies: 433
Views: 82,442
Posted By menos
I am not so sure about that any longer. There...

I am not so sure about that any longer. There used to be many really nice S mount copies for sale regularly in the sub 1000 USD range.

Now a few years later, as I became more interested in the Nikon...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-19-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 3,743
Posted By menos
Oh, that SBOOI does indeed look very chique on a...

Oh, that SBOOI does indeed look very chique on a black paint RF camera ;-)

I will have no use though as the SP 50mm viewfinder is just so perfect - in fact I like it much better than the Leica M3...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-19-2016
Replies: 442
Views: 167,913
Posted By menos
Nice Giulio, your lens looks like great copy and...

Nice Giulio, your lens looks like great copy and you surely will enjoy it!

Erik, you mention in your last photo here that the lens is of a later batch.

Did you see any differences between Nikkor...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-18-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 3,743
Posted By menos
Thanks for the tip re. Leitz finder base. If a...

Thanks for the tip re. Leitz finder base.
If a Leitz finder is an option than only a black paint sample which automatically rules out the sheet metal foot, as the few I have seen are so rare that...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-17-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 3,743
Posted By menos
Erik, the one big issue about the SBLOO is that...

Erik, the one big issue about the SBLOO is that it is almost impossible to find in black paint at all and when one turns up, it is so valuable that one easily can buy a Nikon RF outfit for the same...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-17-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 3,743
Posted By menos
You guys are such a wealth of knowledge - thanks...

You guys are such a wealth of knowledge - thanks so much for helping out with all that information!

Out of curiosity I have found a nice looking varifocal finder (the new model with distance setting...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-13-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 3,743
Posted By menos
Yes Erik I agree about the typographical...

Yes Erik I agree about the typographical masterpiece but do find that the original "Nikon" logo is even more time less and most beautiful (a pity it was changed to the more modern, edgy font...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-13-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 3,743
Posted By menos
Thanks for the clarification guys ;-) That flat...

Thanks for the clarification guys ;-)

That flat black 3.5cm finder is painted or does it look like a galvanic treatment?
Which material are the bodies of these later finders made of aluminum or...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-13-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 3,743
Posted By menos
Interesting Erik - I saw on one of the above...

Interesting Erik - I saw on one of the above linked sites that there was also a very curious 3.5cm mini finder which mounted via cold shoe but was offset almost over the actual finder window made for...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-13-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 3,743
Posted By menos
Erik, the black paint finder is extremely...

Erik, the black paint finder is extremely beautiful on your S2!
The curious finder on the left - is this a transitional finder ? Do you know the history of it?
Forum: Nikon RF 10-13-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 3,743
Posted By menos
Hey Erik, now that is info I would trust, coming...

Hey Erik, now that is info I would trust, coming from you ;-)

So far I had little luck finding the black finders for sale.

I plan to definitely get a 3.5cm and 10.5 cm black finder.

I haven't...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-13-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 3,743
Posted By menos
Jim, thanks a lot these are excellent pages...

Jim, thanks a lot these are excellent pages indeed to find some info on the Nikon finders!

I didn't pay enough attention for example that none of the varifocals had a 2.8 cm setting (I am planning...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-12-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,657
Posted By menos
A few of them were recently on the auction site -...

A few of them were recently on the auction site - one of them even in Nikon RF mount, but without lens hood and expectedly pricey.
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