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Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 193
Views: 10,192
Posted By vladimir
Leica SL with 24-90mm zoom and 1.4/50 summilux

Leica SL with 24-90mm zoom and 1.4/50 summilux
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 108
Views: 2,657
Posted By vladimir
I do it.

I do it, , I don’t care if others don’t do it.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-29-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 2,819
Posted By vladimir
It is very unlikely, but I would like someone who...

It is very unlikely, but I would like someone who purchase this abomination to comment on it, reason for buying it, using it (if at all) and comment that they get on the streets from other...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-13-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 2,534
Posted By vladimir
Mount it on leica SL and you will nail focus...

Mount it on leica SL and you will nail focus every time.
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-16-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,243
Posted By vladimir
+1

+1 (+1 +1 +1)
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-27-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,805
Posted By vladimir
Ultimately your choice, but I would stay away...

Ultimately your choice, but I would stay away from any ageing Leica bodies, rangefinders especially. If you have any M mount lenses and want to use them get yourself a Fujifilm X-T3 and a Fujifilm M...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-15-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 2,881
Posted By vladimir
I am using Leica SL, fantastic EVF easily and...

I am using Leica SL, fantastic EVF easily and precisely to focus manual lenses and great 24-90mm zoom. I would never go back to that ancient rangefinder system that goes out of alignment.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-20-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 2,057
Posted By vladimir
Light leak

What do they mean by this?:

Most likely light leak between lens flange to adapter surface during long exposure, this can and does happen in adapter/lens connection.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 1,775
Posted By vladimir
After 40 or so years I have a goatee beard again...

After 40 or so years I have a goatee beard again for the past 5 weeks, not sure that I keep it.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-01-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,113
Posted By vladimir
On my Leica SL I routinely underexpose 2/3 to 1...

On my Leica SL I routinely underexpose 2/3 to 1 1/3 stops sometimes more then that.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-30-2018
Replies: 117
Views: 18,033
Posted By vladimir
Why oh Why they spoil the look of this fine lens...

Why oh Why they spoil the look of this fine lens with that horrible red feet marking?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-30-2018
Replies: 117
Views: 18,033
Posted By vladimir
Is very close

Is very close
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-24-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 4,266
Posted By vladimir
Totally disgusting, I hope that when this...

Totally disgusting, I hope that when this individual arrives with his hideous bags in Australia that he gets pick up by the border controls officials for illegal imports of animal products, bags...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-11-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,221
Posted By vladimir
I read somewhere recently that human bones found...

I read somewhere recently that human bones found in Pacific Ocean are thoughts to be hers’.
Forum: Leica SL 03-01-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 6,587
Posted By vladimir
I have Leica SL and use Leica M and Leica M mount...

I have Leica SL and use Leica M and Leica M mount lenses on it via Leica M-Adapter L. Adapter L reads 6 bit coded lenses or you can choose from M lens menu for uncoded lenses. This feature does not...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 12-01-2017
Replies: 422
Views: 78,634
Posted By vladimir
Regretting selling my DPM2 to this day. B&W...

Regretting selling my DPM2 to this day. B&W photos out of it are incredible.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-28-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 8,169
Posted By vladimir
1 f/s

I would use any camera if it only could take 1 frame per second.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-16-2017
Replies: 151
Views: 9,085
Posted By vladimir
Great deal of Leica stuff is made in Portugal and...

Great deal of Leica stuff is made in Portugal and then finished in Germany where it is also sprinkled and blessed by the Leica German guru. Speaking from personal experience (M9 shutter, oil in 50...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-29-2017
Replies: 205
Views: 27,344
Posted By vladimir
Leica SL

Purchased Leica SL 5 weeks ago and loving it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-28-2017
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,085
Posted By vladimir
After for a long time tossing between M10 and SL...

After for a long time tossing between M10 and SL I am a proud owner of SL for two days now and loving it.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-08-2017
Replies: 132
Views: 13,645
Posted By vladimir
My plan was to get M10 (been through M9, M9P,...

My plan was to get M10 (been through M9, M9P, M240) but yesterday I decided to get SL instead. After using my X-Pro2 with native X lenses and M lenses via adapter mirror less is what I want. I just...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-09-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 7,495
Posted By vladimir
Outdoor Photography (UK publication)

Outdoor Photography (UK publication)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-08-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,299
Posted By vladimir
In the late 70ies I bought Nikkor 3.5/28. Did not...

In the late 70ies I bought Nikkor 3.5/28. Did not use it very much as wide-angle lens turn out not to be my favourite, but boy was it sharp. Regret selling it as lots of other gear.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-30-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,046
Posted By vladimir
"pierwsza gwiazdka na niebie" translate to...

"pierwsza gwiazdka na niebie" translate to english as 'the first star in the sky' so more as an sunset/evening I would put it.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-28-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,046
Posted By vladimir
Zorka the mare. When I was a child in...

Zorka the mare.
When I was a child in Czechoslovakia in mid sixties our neighbours had a horse call Zorka. But only mare can be called Zorka it is feminine name.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-23-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 1,372
Posted By vladimir
Use 3M 700 Adhesive Cleaner and Solvent spray...

Use 3M 700 Adhesive Cleaner and Solvent spray (handy to have around house) or WD40 as mentioned above.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-19-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 955
Posted By vladimir
And only USD 3000.00. What next limited edition...

And only USD 3000.00. What next limited edition 39mm UV filter?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-24-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,117
Posted By vladimir
Lens Shades

Has anyone of you purchased lens shades (hoods) from Thorsten von Overgaard that he sells for about USD 175? It appears that these lens shades looks the same as the ones that you can get from China...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-10-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,236
Posted By vladimir
I used Lightroom worked very well for me. Than I...

I used Lightroom worked very well for me. Than I sold my GXR with M module, regretting it to this day.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-11-2017
Replies: 266
Views: 15,884
Posted By vladimir
On first 10,000 Photos.

Most of these photographers are obvioustly on theirs first 10k photos as HCB said.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-21-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 2,478
Posted By vladimir
I have sold my GXR with A12 Leica module just...

I have sold my GXR with A12 Leica module just recently (I guess I was possessed at the time) and I am still getting over it. If you have one do not sell it, and yes in produces excellent files with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-21-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 3,893
Posted By vladimir
Cardboard packaging seems at times excessive, but...

Cardboard packaging seems at times excessive, but it obviously protects goods in transport. Here in Sydney we have a recycling bins and in our household we recycle as much as we can to help the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-20-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 5,671
Posted By vladimir
35 V 50

I love the 50mm and 75mm focal length, have had the 2.0/35 Cron. ASPH. for a while and never really use it.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-20-2016
Replies: 824
Views: 83,768
Posted By vladimir
Has Ferrari, Lamborghini, Audi, RR, Bentley act....

Has Ferrari, Lamborghini, Audi, RR, Bentley act. alienated you?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-19-2016
Replies: 437
Views: 226,854
Posted By vladimir
5 years ago I sold my 1.4/50 Black Summilux only...

5 years ago I sold my 1.4/50 Black Summilux only to buy a one shortly thereafter. There is no substitute for Lux. Having said that I do not use it at 1.4 that often but it is there if needed.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-06-2016
Replies: 824
Views: 83,768
Posted By vladimir
Well said Michael, and is not with everything...

Well said Michael, and is not with everything else, house where you live, car you drive, location you travel to, hotels you stay in, watch you wear, wine you drink, act…….camera you use.
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-06-2016
Replies: 70
Views: 24,137
Posted By vladimir
Do not get me wrong I like my M 240 and several...

Do not get me wrong I like my M 240 and several nice M lenses, but just 3 days with my new X-Pro2 I am very impressed with it and the 2/35 mm R WR lens. This might be heresy to say, but I wish that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-02-2016
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,085
Posted By vladimir
Fujifilm X-Pro2 with 2/35mm R WR lens. Fantastic...

Fujifilm X-Pro2 with 2/35mm R WR lens. Fantastic viewfinder and incredibly fast AF. My M 240 will be having a bit of a rest.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-20-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 4,839
Posted By vladimir
very funny.....

very funny.....
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-19-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 4,839
Posted By vladimir
Last week I sold my Ricoh GXR with Leica M module...

Last week I sold my Ricoh GXR with Leica M module and a Sigma DP2M, the plan was to buy Fuji XPro2 to be used with M lenses and as a travel camera when I do not want to take my M 240 with me. Now I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-14-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,521
Posted By vladimir
Sold my Sigma DP2 M yesterday and a Ricoh GXR...

Sold my Sigma DP2 M yesterday and a Ricoh GXR with A12 M mount module should have kept the Ricoh.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-11-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 742
Posted By vladimir
Photo album?

I have thousand of images on my computer in somewhat messy order, but generally I can find and view what I want from time to time. I will have some images printed large to frame and display in my...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-06-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,364
Posted By vladimir
I use to live in Melbourne, foolishly I moved to...

I use to live in Melbourne, foolishly I moved to Sydney.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-06-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By vladimir
I love cold weather and snow; last week I visited...

I love cold weather and snow; last week I visited Snowy Mountains in NSW still plenty of snow to do some snow shoes walking. Now back in Sydney in hot weather and start of boring Australian summer...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 10-20-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,615
Posted By vladimir
Ricoh GXR M mount v Fujifilm X-Pro2?

I would be interested if anyone on this forum used a same lens preferably Leica 2.0/35 Summicron on Ricoh GXR with A12 M module and the same lens on Fujifilm X-Pro2 or X2. I realise that we would be...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-13-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 2,819
Posted By vladimir
Just once and never look back.

Just once and never look back.
Forum: RFF News 10-09-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 7,420
Posted By vladimir
New Leica Society would be a good idea, but it...

New Leica Society would be a good idea, but it would have to have a J.V. Stalin style elections as too much democracy is counter productive. Even that great democrat W. Churchill said so. Also only...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-23-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 3,556
Posted By vladimir
Natural progression I guess.

Natural progression I guess.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-12-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,593
Posted By vladimir
I purchased GXR with A12 M mount module in 2011,...

I purchased GXR with A12 M mount module in 2011, as a backup for then M9 and boy was it handy as the M9 made several trips to Leica for repair. M9 was sold followed up by M9P, a year latter M9P was...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-20-2016
Replies: 107
Views: 19,080
Posted By vladimir
Lets help them.

I would be more than happy to help these people financially somehow. Working this hard and dangerous job for so little money is outrages.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-30-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,515
Posted By vladimir
Fantastic looking camera.

Fantastic looking camera.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-29-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By vladimir
The lens is a 4/65mm not 80.

The lens is a 4/65mm not 80.
Forum: RFF Polls 06-25-2016
Replies: 144
Views: 24,045
Posted By vladimir
A lot has been written on usage of UV/ Clear...

A lot has been written on usage of UV/ Clear filters on lenses. Ignoring all that when I buy a new lens I buy a best quality Clear Multi Coated filter for it. All that I have to clean is the filter...
Forum: Digital: Medium & Larger Format 06-23-2016
Replies: 124
Views: 10,645
Posted By vladimir
Fantastic looking camera, it will be my go to...

Fantastic looking camera, it will be my go to landscape one. Thoughts of getting Leica SL evaporated today. My Leica M 240 will be playing second fiddle.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-10-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 750
Posted By vladimir
6bit code for CL Leitz Elmar C 4/90?

Dear Leica CL Leitz ELMAR-C 90mm f4 Lens users on an M (240) what would you recommend to 6bit code this lens as? Thanks for your recommendation in advance. Vlad. P.S. I have posted this question on...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-08-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,432
Posted By vladimir
GXR to Lightroom information?

Dear GXR users would you please help me with following issue: I would like the focal length and f stop to be show in Light room Histogram and Develop module (very top) as is displayed for images...
Forum: Travel 05-24-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,064
Posted By vladimir
The best post that I have red in a long time....

The best post that I have red in a long time. Happy travel wherever you go tsiklonout. Regards, Vladimir.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-22-2016
Replies: 220
Views: 53,665
Posted By vladimir
Great concept, what more do you want? As basic as...

Great concept, what more do you want? As basic as film rangefinders are, but digital. Bring it on.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-03-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,319
Posted By vladimir
Klick on 'Weyter' on "error" page.

Klick on 'Weyter' on "error" page.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-15-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,825
Posted By vladimir
It is a mish mash OK it almost sound, as if it...

It is a mish mash OK it almost sound, as if it was Google translated from another language.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-09-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,354
Posted By vladimir
I call it Leica ‘wobble wiggle’ and it was a...

I call it Leica ‘wobble wiggle’ and it was a shocker on my 2.5/75 Summarit that was remedied in just 3 month and 30% cost of the lens. Funny never happened to my ZM or Nikkor manual focus lenses.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2016
Replies: 96
Views: 5,564
Posted By vladimir
regret selling: Hasselblad X Pan II, Nikon FM2n,...

regret selling: Hasselblad X Pan II, Nikon FM2n, Nikkor 70-180 Micro lens.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-02-2016
Replies: 46
Views: 3,804
Posted By vladimir
I am always looking at film camera bodies Leica...

I am always looking at film camera bodies Leica M5 or M6 as well as Nikon FM2, but thought of developing film again (done it for years) stops this GAS effectively. At the same time I am regretting...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 12-28-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 8,075
Posted By vladimir
I just recently process images taken with Leica...

I just recently process images taken with Leica M9 some years ago in Lr. Compering it to my present M 240 it looks different, I know it is subjective, but I would almost call it better, different...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-21-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 14,581
Posted By vladimir
50mm

very funny!!
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 12-20-2015
Replies: 422
Views: 78,634
Posted By vladimir
I use my DP2M set for B&W, and I am astounded by...

I use my DP2M set for B&W, and I am astounded by the quality images it produces.
Here in Australia it is advertised new on sale for USD 400. I would like to get a DP3M, (75mm FL equivalent) but that...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-18-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 10,041
Posted By vladimir
I got my GXR as a backup for Leica M9 in 2010 and...

I got my GXR as a backup for Leica M9 in 2010 and boy was it needed. M9 and some lenses made an extended trip to Germany for repairs. Then come a M9P that was latter sold with a plan to get a Sony...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-16-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,985
Posted By vladimir
I would love to have what you call ‘The light was...

I would love to have what you call ‘The light was not so good’. Here in Sydney light in really not so good, horrible intense white light. Your photos are great.
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 12-13-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 3,737
Posted By vladimir
By getting M 240 you are saving $600 plus you...

By getting M 240 you are saving $600 plus you will have use of all your M and future M lenses. I would definitely get an M if I were you.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-09-2015
Replies: 126
Views: 11,135
Posted By vladimir
F 100

The most tactile camera become my Nikon F100 literally, the rubber cladding became bit sticky. I sold it and regrated selling it. My Leica M 240 in a halve case is tactile in a different sense of the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-09-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,919
Posted By vladimir
OK, hypothetically I buy it for you, tell me what...

OK, hypothetically I buy it for you, tell me what would you use it for and what could you create with it?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-07-2015
Replies: 97
Views: 8,908
Posted By vladimir
I am all for it not to include info as to what...

I am all for it not to include info as to what camera was used, but sometimes it works in favour of ‘lesser’ camera taking winning image proving it is not the camera, but the photographer.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-06-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 3,967
Posted By vladimir
How embarrassing, who in their right mine would...

How embarrassing, who in their right mine would buy this crap.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-22-2015
Replies: 97
Views: 8,908
Posted By vladimir
I have no doubt that in the hands of a skilful...

I have no doubt that in the hands of a skilful photographer it really does not matter; he/she would be capable to produce top quality work with your Zorki. Creative vision is more important then...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-12-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 3,393
Posted By vladimir
I have been painting lettering feet (numbers)...

I have been painting lettering feet (numbers) black on manual lenses since the 70ies on Nikon lenses and I do the same on Leica lenses to this day (I hate feet!). I know it is not the same what you...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-23-2015
Replies: 170
Views: 18,743
Posted By vladimir
AUD 2k - Peanuts

I you drive Audi R8 2k to detail is very reasonable I would say.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-23-2015
Replies: 170
Views: 18,743
Posted By vladimir
Smile +1

+1 nothing less or more.
Forum: Leica SL 10-20-2015
Replies: 273
Views: 19,230
Posted By vladimir
I love the new Leica SL and certainly will get...

I love the new Leica SL and certainly will get one in about a years’ time to use it with my M lenses and than I will sell my black M (240). Why there is so much negativity about this camera is beyond...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-04-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 15,834
Posted By vladimir
2.0/75 Cron

I had a 2.5/75 Summarit for a few years that I used from time to time, sold it and all of the sudden missed that lens. I than purchased a CV Color Heliar 2.5/75 had it for a while sold it as I...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-01-2015
Replies: 824
Views: 83,768
Posted By vladimir
+1! it is all relative is it not.

+1! it is all relative is it not.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2015
Replies: 90
Views: 4,896
Posted By vladimir
M (240) and a 2.0/75 Summicron.

M (240) and a 2.0/75 Summicron.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-04-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 4,305
Posted By vladimir
I use and am very happy with my Sigma DP 2...

I use and am very happy with my Sigma DP 2 Merrill fixed lens camera that comes close to 50 mm at 45mm. I use it mainly for B&W. I would have like that to be 50 or even 55 or like in the older days...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-25-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 4,068
Posted By vladimir
How about to put a black hood on your silver lens...

How about to put a black hood on your silver lens (I have a black hood on my silver ZM 2/50) this would partly obscure a silver lens behind it from subject point of view.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-21-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,190
Posted By vladimir
Hi Dante, not sure about 39 mm B+W 491 Redhancer,...

Hi Dante, not sure about 39 mm B+W 491 Redhancer, but my experience with this filter has not been a pleasant one (I used 72 mm one on Nikon camera and lenses). In my opinion colour cast this filter...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 05-06-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,436
Posted By vladimir
Do not beleve everything you read, work it out...

Do not beleve everything you read, work it out yoursef:
25 x 1.5 = 37.5 mm. If you really wanted 35 mm on your NEX you would have to get a 23.33 mm lens. Given that no lens is exactly the foca length...
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