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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-09-2017
Replies: 82
Views: 4,619
Posted By alphonse2501
This is 21 century, isn't Kodak or businesses...

This is 21 century, isn't Kodak or businesses have more advanced tools to improve Chemistry? Where's nanotechnology?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-21-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 16,511
Posted By alphonse2501
May I ask question about what is the benefit that...

May I ask question about what is the benefit that adding near infrared on negative?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-15-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,933
Posted By alphonse2501
I did saw this one on DAG's website. This was...

I did saw this one on DAG's website. This was IIIg and removed the slow speed gears for lens mount. The mount is too big for this body.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-26-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 692
Posted By alphonse2501
My M5 has problem.

Sorry for I use my tablet to take pics at indoor.

http://i.imgur.com/CfnF0Fm.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/x1ol5wU.jpg

Second curtain looks misplaced, then it won't close at B setting and jammed. I am...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-04-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 7,042
Posted By alphonse2501
Because original Pen and OM were designed by...

Because original Pen and OM were designed by Yoshihisa Maitani. He was inspired by Leica and designed the legacy half frame Pen first.

Japanese video, interviewed before Yoshihisa passed away in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-02-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,532
Posted By alphonse2501
a SLR (re)discover story

Oregon Hikers Stumble Upon a 1950s SLR in the Wild (http://petapixel.com/2016/02/02/oregon-hikers-stumble-upon-a-1950s-slr-in-the-wild/)



Quite amazing for a SLR camera that forgotten in forest. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-24-2015
Replies: 7,476
Views: 3,832,107
Posted By alphonse2501
You've got great M3... early DS?

You've got great M3... early DS?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-21-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 7,055
Posted By alphonse2501
Buy a M4-2 or backward, then you only need to...

Buy a M4-2 or backward, then you only need to care is engrave not the dot.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-13-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 15,410
Posted By alphonse2501
No mint, just user...

No mint, just user grade.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/680/23619621532_3f8da7e4f8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/BZbJA1)Leica M5 1 (https://flic.kr/p/BZbJA1) by alphonse2501...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-06-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,090
Posted By alphonse2501
Probably flare from uncoated glasses?

Probably flare from uncoated glasses?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-01-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,747
Posted By alphonse2501
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DX_encoding https:/...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DX_encoding

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Canon_eos30_dx_code_reader.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-20-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 532
Posted By alphonse2501
Leica at Paris

At this moment of post terrorist attack, NBC takes a right time for Leica photographer and subject.

I guess she probably uses chrome MP.


NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
"I'm a Muslim and I'm...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-19-2015
Replies: 166
Views: 18,646
Posted By alphonse2501
Typ 262 is $405 over M-E for high ISO. I...

Typ 262 is $405 over M-E for high ISO. I personally would choose m4/3 for CMOS and M-E for CCD.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-26-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 6,030
Posted By alphonse2501
There has a Chinese E-bay seller selling the...

There has a Chinese E-bay seller selling the reproduced edition:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/321277186272

Quite interesting, but I wonder how to carrying this no strap pouch?
Forum: RFF News 07-10-2015
Replies: 55
Views: 15,850
Posted By alphonse2501
Will all Kiev Contax lens be able use this...

Will all Kiev Contax lens be able use this adapter?
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 06-04-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 4,051
Posted By alphonse2501
Unknown camera

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-x08iNZ8Mfc

In the middle of the trailer, a SLR show up:
http://i.imgur.com/pmJtpQ7.png

What camera is it?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-14-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,371
Posted By alphonse2501
It's note that hard, Aki Asahi has English...

It's note that hard, Aki Asahi has English site:
http://www.aki-asahi.com/store/
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-28-2015
Replies: 73
Views: 13,869
Posted By alphonse2501
Pentax (ZX-30) is my film camera that lead me...

Pentax (ZX-30) is my film camera that lead me into photography world. Also K1000 was my professor's camera for make his research photos and then he gave it to his son for photography class.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-22-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 816
Posted By alphonse2501
Leica Military sticker

Via LeicaRumors FB
60 HKD is under 8 USD, not sure the shipping rate.
But this is probably the simplest way make your Leica as military Leica.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-10-2015
Replies: 620
Views: 144,163
Posted By alphonse2501
1939 uncoated Summitar, Canon IIS2 Ektar...

1939 uncoated Summitar, Canon IIS2
Ektar 100

http://i.imgur.com/iDZnmZX.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/9qrSAmC.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/tPL5aay.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-30-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,053
Posted By alphonse2501
Finally I use SR44 batteries from Recordata Back...

Finally I use SR44 batteries from Recordata Back 4 and then battery check light on. I emailed John and he replied: "There is NO switch on the advance lever position. OM-4 does have constant low...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-29-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,053
Posted By alphonse2501
My OM-4 suddenly not work

It happened after I finished my last roll. OM-4 works normal until rewind. I want to release rewind release button and make one winding at lens cap on. Mirror up and cannot down. Then I Remove lens...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-13-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,919
Posted By alphonse2501
Olympus Lenny Kravitz edition

Via Leicarumors' FB:
(Korean website)
http://www.popco.net/zboard/view.php?id=camera_forum&no=126383
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-12-2015
Replies: 166
Views: 43,612
Posted By alphonse2501
Canon IIS2 with...

Canon IIS2 with Summitar

http://i.imgur.com/MJucEnQ.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/iS4OsQT.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-09-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,115
Posted By alphonse2501
I would say not...

I would say not worth.



http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-117357.html
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-09-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 539
Posted By alphonse2501
"This video is private."

"This video is private."
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-17-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 2,345
Posted By alphonse2501
Buy another M2 for repaint.

Buy another M2 for repaint.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-04-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 736
Posted By alphonse2501
Super bargain Summicron-C 40/2

Few week ago I found a Summicron-C 40/2 on Adorama's site, it was stated as "Rear scratches, Haze, Cosmetic condition E"

So I decided to try Adorama's used department since I bought a used Smmicron...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-30-2015
Replies: 7,476
Views: 3,832,107
Posted By alphonse2501
Now I can make M5 as Super CL...

Now I can make M5 as Super CL (temporary).
http://i.imgur.com/PqilQyv.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 7,365
Posted By alphonse2501
Based on your considerations, how about (late) M6...

Based on your considerations, how about (late) M6 classic 0.72?
Or you can learning sunny 16 on M4.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-08-2014
Replies: 7,476
Views: 3,832,107
Posted By alphonse2501
It must be MP.

It must be MP.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-01-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 2,259
Posted By alphonse2501
It sounds like Leica dropped the step mechanism...

It sounds like Leica dropped the step mechanism to active meter on shutter bottom?

IXMOO and Zeiss counterpart cassettes are already dead long ago, no surprise that legacy cassettes is no longer...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-26-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 2,259
Posted By alphonse2501
Congratulation Preparing to make unbox video?...

Congratulation
Preparing to make unbox video? :cool:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-15-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,444
Posted By alphonse2501
I am late but I have my video to...

I am late but I have my video to prove
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx-mqCKqzjA

I personally suggest do not use alkaline battery and use silver-oxide battery instead. Alkaline will drop its...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-18-2014
Replies: 176
Views: 24,348
Posted By alphonse2501
http://www.photographyblog.com/news/leica_m_a_typ_...

http://www.photographyblog.com/news/leica_m_a_typ_127_hands_on_photos/

I hope Leica a la carte will includes M-A (127) so anyone can choose black paint and x0.85 finder.

I doubt leicameter MC will...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-18-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 2,626
Posted By alphonse2501
M5 body $627(1971) / $3,606.52(2013) M4 body...

M5 body $627(1971) / $3,606.52(2013)
M4 body $450(1971) / $2,588.41(2013)
M4 body + MR4 $519(1971) / $2,985.30 (2013)

$309 [M3 last batch, probably 1966?] / $2,221.72(2013)

Just for compare, I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2014
Replies: 176
Views: 24,348
Posted By alphonse2501
Bold move. Will you make a leica m-a review for...

Bold move. Will you make a leica m-a review for RFF?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-14-2014
Replies: 200
Views: 22,605
Posted By alphonse2501
http://i.imgur.com/WDl8KJA.jpg After seven...

http://i.imgur.com/WDl8KJA.jpg

After seven months my M5 finally back to my hand.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-12-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 3,414
Posted By alphonse2501
He shot his last color photo at Indochina, but he...

He shot his last color photo at Indochina, but he also took Nikon S and Contax II.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-08-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,216
Posted By alphonse2501
How about ask Don or Youxin Ye for possibility to...

How about ask Don or Youxin Ye for possibility to swap PC sync to standard on M3/M2? If they say it can be done by them so there will no problem for you.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-08-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,216
Posted By alphonse2501
Why don't looking for Leica M3 PC sync...

Why don't looking for Leica M3 PC sync adapter:
http://photo.net/gc/view-one?classified_ad_id=1362652
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-26-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 5,142
Posted By alphonse2501
Youxin Ye said it is impossible for M6 classic...

Youxin Ye said it is impossible for M6 classic have M6-TTL's readout.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-26-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,276
Posted By alphonse2501
35mm M2 and...

35mm M2 and M6
http://photo.net/leica-rangefinders-forum/00aznP

50mm M2 and CL
http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2012/01/the-leica-cl-a-viable-m-series-replacement/

Leica M4 viewfinder 50mm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-20-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 14,891
Posted By alphonse2501
Non adjusted meter can use CRIS/MR-9 If meter is...

Non adjusted meter can use CRIS/MR-9
If meter is adjusted to v1.55, its better to use copper adapter than Aluminium.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-03-2014
Replies: 200
Views: 22,605
Posted By alphonse2501
I send my M5 with Summicron 50/2 (II) about this...

I send my M5 with Summicron 50/2 (II) about this March, so I would like to know, too.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-31-2014
Replies: 85
Views: 9,167
Posted By alphonse2501
How about Pentax Super Program and DA 40mm f2.8...

How about Pentax Super Program and DA 40mm f2.8 Limited?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-29-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,200
Posted By alphonse2501
You're right, I see OM-4's long pressure plates...

You're right, I see OM-4's long pressure plates will hit screws on spool side, no problem on cassette side. So my frames are affect by uneven pressure plate and film is not flatten during...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-29-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,200
Posted By alphonse2501
I swapped back door because my OM-1 is early...

I swapped back door because my OM-1 is early non-MD version with non film remainder on back door. OM-4 has film remainder on back door.

Here's negatives (last roll) I scanned on my Epson...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-29-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,200
Posted By alphonse2501
My negatives are scanned in local lab. Pressure...

My negatives are scanned in local lab.

Pressure plate? I remember now I switched camera back door from original to newer OM-4 back door after I bought Recordata Back...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-28-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,200
Posted By alphonse2501
Problem from OM body or lens?

Last month I took my OM-1 with Sigma 24mm f2.8 Macro to Sierra Nevada for field trip. Used three rolls of Fujifilm color negative 24/400. At last roll I changed to OM 35mm f2.8. Now I get my...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-08-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 2,009
Posted By alphonse2501
Grab a pic via Google image search. .52x...

Grab a pic via Google image search.

.52x viewfinder magnification looks very suitable for 25mm...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-20-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,088
Posted By alphonse2501
Sounds like I can ask to remove this seal and no...

Sounds like I can ask to remove this seal and no needs to re-seal.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-20-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,088
Posted By alphonse2501
There's...

There's pics

http://i.imgur.com/4c3H3mU.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/qsmDdfs.jpg

http://imgur.com/E85pJKU

http://imgur.com/Fzi9cbg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-19-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,088
Posted By alphonse2501
No, its "31".

No, its "31".
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-19-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,088
Posted By alphonse2501
unknown M4 seal

Today I received used M4 (serial #118) I bought from adorama.

There is wax seal still on body but its not "L" seal. There is a number "31" on seal and its upside down. I checked this link...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-14-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By alphonse2501
non-Leitz modification on M4

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Leica-M4-35mm-Rangefinder-Camera-Chrome-W-Patented-Modification-super-rare-/261418617211



Increasing film speen by installation this device? Use developing push and liquid...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-08-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 4,416
Posted By alphonse2501
You can change to C41 films, but since you are...

You can change to C41 films, but since you are facing financial problem: Keep M8.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-26-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By alphonse2501
No, you can use modern Kodak or fujifilm. Barnack...

No, you can use modern Kodak or fujifilm. Barnack camera was required but there have some tricks can load modern film.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-24-2014
Replies: 7,476
Views: 3,832,107
Posted By alphonse2501
Actually its Sunny 16 rules for daylight...

Actually its Sunny 16 rules for daylight time.

http://i.imgur.com/zzvu6wZ.jpg

Find a unruled index card and cut a size that can fit baseplate, or you can find any kind of writable paper.


In fact...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-14-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 10,888
Posted By alphonse2501
http://i.imgur.com/5sWJR0i.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/5sWJR0i.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-11-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,823
Posted By alphonse2501
Here's M3 and other type of RF...

Here's M3 and other type of RF camera
http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/looking_forward.htm

http://www.angelfire.com/biz/Leica/page10.html
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-09-2014
Replies: 7,476
Views: 3,832,107
Posted By alphonse2501
http://i.imgur.com/MclGokD.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/MclGokD.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-05-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,011
Posted By alphonse2501
My first time to acknowledge an adapter other...

My first time to acknowledge an adapter other then Amedeo is Cook and Perkins from a book "Collecting and Using Classic Cameras" by Ivor Mantanle. Here is a cellphone copy...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-29-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,731
Posted By alphonse2501
John Hermanson (http://zuiko.com/) can service...

John Hermanson (http://zuiko.com/) can service OM-1/1n and convert them to use modern 1.55v battery. My early OM-1 (w/o MD port) uses SR44 now. A serious OM user may not just own one mechanical OM-1...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-06-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 2,563
Posted By alphonse2501
Leica Visoflex with telescope (and meme)

I adds "and meme" because it already inserted a caption:

http://i.imgur.com/Qmhxqlc.jpg

However, just ignore the caption, I can see there has a Leica III probably use visoflex to adapt with a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,584
Posted By alphonse2501
If a DP-1 that is no-jumping and not working with...

If a DP-1 that is no-jumping and not working with battery, consider it as dead meter?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-26-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,058
Posted By alphonse2501
Erwin Rommel owned Leica I and IIIb? At least...

Erwin Rommel owned Leica I and IIIb? At least explains what model of Leica Rommel took when he shows at documentary film/photo.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-01-2013
Replies: 2,135
Views: 603,321
Posted By alphonse2501
Mine has a stepper IIIc #395180, bottom plate was...

Mine has a stepper IIIc #395180, bottom plate was swapped to post war version.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-26-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,885
Posted By alphonse2501
A roll of film hidden in $1 Leica M3

A blogger not just bought his first Leica from Goodwill for $1, he also founds there has a roll of film needs developing.

http://livingcache.com/photography/mystery-film/
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 3,407
Posted By alphonse2501
Thanks for explanation. It looks like I still can...

Thanks for explanation. It looks like I still can use 1/500 speed for Ultramax.

Right now I am make DIY exposure guide by use paper film box. Daylight sets is not problem, but "existing light" has a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-16-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 3,333
Posted By alphonse2501
Send a letter to Youxin Ye, he will find out the...

Send a letter to Youxin Ye, he will find out the possible one body for your budget.

My M3 DS is great even I get M5 later.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-16-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 3,407
Posted By alphonse2501
Kodak Exposure Guide

I recently buy some rolls of Ultramax 400 from BHphoto and try to scan these guides, Gold 100 saved before phase out from BHphoto.


Kodak Ultramax 400
http://i.imgur.com/jXCc2sM.jpg

Kodak Gold...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-11-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,285
Posted By alphonse2501
Now I feel super thank you for inform me this...

Now I feel super thank you for inform me this information. My package already delivered.

I will think about making phone call later.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-11-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,077
Posted By alphonse2501
"Portrait of Camera"

Few years ago I found a series of mini Japanese documentaries about famous Cameras on Youtube. Until recently I saw Chinese translation subs at Chinese forum and I think it should have English...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-10-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,285
Posted By alphonse2501
I usually send package by Priority mail in USPS....

I usually send package by Priority mail in USPS. Also my receipt marked scheduled delivery day as 10/09.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-10-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,285
Posted By alphonse2501
Problem is I am hard of hearing, not able to make...

Problem is I am hard of hearing, not able to make conversation over telephone/cellphone.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-10-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,285
Posted By alphonse2501
Anyone heard from Sherry Krauter recently?

I sent my Leica M5 to Sherry Krauter this Monday. I send some emails to her but not reply. At the same time I made mistake at USPS that I insured my package but no tracking so I do not know what...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-07-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 3,077
Posted By alphonse2501
zinc-air 675 battery is about the same size of...

zinc-air 675 battery is about the same size of today's LR/SR44 and most of drug store sells with hearing aid batteries. Get a adapter, a little adjustment and then you (probably) will no needs 675...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-02-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 898
Posted By alphonse2501
US Navy....OM-4?

Recently I find there has a OM-4 engraved US Navy engraving:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MINT-Condition-US-NAVY-BLACK-Olympus-OM4-/190918507586

I know Canon AE-1 and T70 have this kind of engraving,...
Forum: Off Topic 09-16-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 17,051
Posted By alphonse2501
General Erwin Rommel was user of Leica (IIIa/b?)...

General Erwin Rommel was user of Leica (IIIa/b?) too.

http://kampfgruppe.tumblr.com/post/27765013364/rommel-and-his-leica

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/77687162295251268/

Very widely quoted video...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-02-2013
Replies: 72
Views: 6,694
Posted By alphonse2501
"Open source" usually used in computer...

"Open source" usually used in computer programming. In the case of Eric Kim, he probably needs use "Creative Commons".

http://creativecommons.org/
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-04-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 918
Posted By alphonse2501
There has a 2 lug black M5 at $695.00 in KEH.com....

There has a 2 lug black M5 at $695.00 in KEH.com. Also 3 lug chrome $616.00 with meter inoperative and RF dim.

I got busted looks M5 from forum member by $550 with good meter and Mercury battery few...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-04-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 5,712
Posted By alphonse2501
Hi, Bob: This is roughly translation from owner's...

Hi, Bob:
This is roughly translation from owner's reply:


(Owner said) he has saw all thee book that published by James Lager, and there have some details and pictures need to correct.

Here is...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-03-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 5,712
Posted By alphonse2501
Kriegsmarine IIIc

I was look a Chinese forum forum.xitek.com for while and found something...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-30-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,248
Posted By alphonse2501
Actually author has mistake:

Actually author has mistake:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 4,427
Posted By alphonse2501
Just use black base plate can becomes fully...

Just use black base plate can becomes fully "Panda" M6
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-19-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 981
Posted By alphonse2501
I would a bit uncomfortable if I remove...

I would a bit uncomfortable if I remove tape.



I knew this adapter, but battery check indicates this PX625 still has about 80% capacity so I will change it within a year.




Plates still available...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-19-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 981
Posted By alphonse2501
Leica M5 meter bar

I bought M5 from RFFer this week and than I decide to make a video to show how M5's meter bar working.

http://youtu.be/kx-mqCKqzjA

KEH may rate it as "lower than BGN and higher than UG", but meter...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-13-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 3,809
Posted By alphonse2501
Summicron 50/2 Rigid (DR if you interest on close...

Summicron 50/2 Rigid (DR if you interest on close focus)
Summaron 35/2.8
Elmar 50/2.8 (collapse, for more portable)

For leitz lens you could search RFF for Youxin Ye, he may have something within...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-12-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,606
Posted By alphonse2501
I see Leica M and Barnack do not looks like have...

I see Leica M and Barnack do not looks like have any light seals as SLR camera



Actually I cannot see M3's back plate can effect shutter certain... but I notice there has a wear at corner of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-11-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,606
Posted By alphonse2501
M3 Corner light leak

I pick up my developed three rolls of film that shoot on my M3 and found it has light leak appears. Instead of common vertical strip light leak, it appears on top left corner of frames. My scanner do...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-30-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 899
Posted By alphonse2501
Mystical wartime IIIc

Find from flebay 281055938680. Right, seller says its IIIf but serial 375346 indicated its 1941-42 IIIc. Brassing plate shows it may used well. Only one thing I cannot understand is why there have...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-23-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,498
Posted By alphonse2501
Finally I received Mr. Youxin Ye's Summicron DR...

Finally I received Mr. Youxin Ye's Summicron DR ... for my Canon:)

http://i.imgur.com/8G8NfPj.jpg

Compare to the DR listed on Ebay, mine just has a little clean mark and a bit coating loss. I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-20-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,498
Posted By alphonse2501
Here's update: I later ask Mr. Youxin Ye for...

Here's update: I later ask Mr. Youxin Ye for Summicron DR and he said he has some can pick one for me. Today he finally choose and clean the one he satisfied, however he said its dual scale earlier...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-16-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,498
Posted By alphonse2501
Is this Summicron's price good?

Recently I am planning to find new lens replace my LTM Summarit and just find one Summicron DR at Ebay:321077971731.

My budget is $500~700, so is this price good?
If I can get new lens so I will...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-14-2013
Replies: 141
Views: 39,217
Posted By alphonse2501
http://i.imgur.com/HD5dMXm.jpg http://i.imgur.com...

http://i.imgur.com/HD5dMXm.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/KzbBHM4.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/9k02br7.jpg
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 02-03-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,706
Posted By alphonse2501
I've Got the video for you!...

I've Got the video for you! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrHhpuWWte8)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-01-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 8,097
Posted By alphonse2501
CL cannot use lens collapsible or have deep rear...

CL cannot use lens collapsible or have deep rear element inside the body due CL has meter bar.


FED 2. Zorki 6 and Kiev Contax have long rangefinder baseline that can make you easy focus, especially...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-30-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 8,097
Posted By alphonse2501
Last year I asked Mr. Youxin Ye $700 for a budget...

Last year I asked Mr. Youxin Ye $700 for a budget M3, then he found a well used 1957 M3 DS. Of course IIIc/IIIf is good too.

If you do not mind FSU cameras, they are far cheaper than Leica.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-15-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 6,322
Posted By alphonse2501
Amedeo Contax adapter's price is $269. You may...

Amedeo Contax adapter's price is $269. You may just buy Kiev 4 or later Kiev body to use Jupiter-3. Mr. Yuri on fedka.com can answer your question about Kiev.


After I bought Jupiter-3 for my Kiev...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-10-2012
Replies: 168
Views: 29,389
Posted By alphonse2501
Disagree, and it needs IIIc K outfits.

Disagree, and it needs IIIc K outfits.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-22-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 8,902
Posted By alphonse2501
32:30~32:31 M4 possible. 32:40~41 He stick...

32:30~32:31
M4 possible.

32:40~41
He stick something at backside, near film ISO indicator.
Forum: Olympus RF 10-18-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 7,358
Posted By alphonse2501
John replied he do not know anyone can do this...

John replied he do not know anyone can do this work.

However, I finally found one: Essex Camera in New...
Forum: Olympus RF 10-15-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 7,358
Posted By alphonse2501
Repair Olympus 35 RC (as of 2012)

I received my 35 RC today. After inspection I found 35 RC has not normal dings as seller stated: right corner of top plate has out of shape caused by impact so its right side fall into the gaps for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-05-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 9,796
Posted By alphonse2501
Leica M Typ 240 This is troublesome that Leica...

Leica M Typ 240

This is troublesome that Leica do not continue to use Mx...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-04-2012
Replies: 341
Views: 115,332
Posted By alphonse2501
An Ebay seller put two IIICs on bidding: 390116K...

An Ebay seller put two IIICs on bidding:

390116K [http://www.ebay.com/itm/221133551588] and
388483 (non-K grey paint) [http://www.ebay.com/itm/221134148157]


It should be great if there have...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-25-2012
Replies: 2,135
Views: 603,321
Posted By alphonse2501
Too late... I have a M3 already.

Too late... I have a M3 already.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-24-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 7,243
Posted By alphonse2501
There has another one Leica IIIc on...

There has another one Leica IIIc on bidding:

Leica IIIc 1940 Wartime w/ US Signal Corps 135mm telephoto lens War Photographer
Combat Camera gear w/ viewfinder and leather...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-22-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 7,243
Posted By alphonse2501
A scratched name wartime IIIc

A leica IIIc 379074 appeared on ebay: 221128020003. At the same time I see a post war IIIc: 271008400827 has scratched name on top too. According latter seller said:

I wonder is it true that G.I. or...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-15-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 4,425
Posted By alphonse2501
I put my bet on uncoated Summitar 5cm f2.

I put my bet on uncoated Summitar 5cm f2.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-15-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 4,425
Posted By alphonse2501
Why Flash sync number looks like black not red?

Why Flash sync number looks like black not red?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-12-2012
Replies: 79
Views: 10,069
Posted By alphonse2501
For 50mm or longer, 0.85 (or 0.91) is better. If...

For 50mm or longer, 0.85 (or 0.91) is better. If 35mm is required, 0.72 fitting for the focal length.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-12-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 12,411
Posted By alphonse2501
M4/3 welcomes you, or search used D700 /...

M4/3 welcomes you, or search used D700 / 5D.
Otherwise, film still exist...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-11-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 4,513
Posted By alphonse2501
I managed to get a free adapter that made by...

I managed to get a free adapter that made by brass. My Summitar and Summarit LTM now perfectly match the infinity. collapsible Industar-22's focusing tab hit lens release button so it only make 20...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-05-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 4,513
Posted By alphonse2501
CNNY and funkydog are indicate "past infinity",...

CNNY and funkydog are indicate "past infinity", however mine is "before infinity": all my lens just needs 1/6 or less turns to archive infinity.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-05-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 4,513
Posted By alphonse2501
I see...but rangefinder do not coincide on...

I see...but rangefinder do not coincide on infinity on my adapter.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-05-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 4,513
Posted By alphonse2501
Leica M to LTM adapter problem

Recently I bought one Leica M to 39mm adapter for mynew Leica M3. After I mount both adapter and Industar-22 on on M3, I find lens become not infinity from viewfinder. Later I make checking how...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-27-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 9,062
Posted By alphonse2501
I bought my first M3 DS (CLA'd) from Youxin on...

I bought my first M3 DS (CLA'd) from Youxin on $750, as good as order from KEH?
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-25-2012
Replies: 9,112
Views: 898,588
Posted By alphonse2501
1957 Leica M3 DS from Youxin Ye. (I need adapter...

1957 Leica M3 DS from Youxin Ye.
(I need adapter to mount LTM lens)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-06-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,485
Posted By alphonse2501
I see this might be a good substitute lens. I...

I see this might be a good substitute lens. I guess I will put it and faulty F3 at evil bay soon and find one 50mm pancake. Even KEH has option for $50 for including hood.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-05-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,485
Posted By alphonse2501
Nikkor 50mm f1.8 AIS cleaning.

I have one Nikkor 50mm f1.8 AIS lens that cames with my second Nikon F3. Seller cleaned surface of glass,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-23-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 1,109
Posted By alphonse2501
Leica IIIc light leak

I finally get my one roll of color negative developed and find it has light leak. Yet, light leak on my 1945 IIIc but not show on 1950...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-14-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 922
Posted By alphonse2501
IIIc Brass eyepiece paint

I took my IIIc to attend my graduation commencement at last Saturday. After commencement over I check my IIIc and find brass eyepiece paint I used black marker to paint brassed inner paint worn off....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-13-2012
Replies: 2,135
Views: 603,321
Posted By alphonse2501
Finished one roll after yesterday's graduation...

Finished one roll after yesterday's graduation ceremony.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7239/7191110120_bc3b7d0349_c.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-12-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,131
Posted By alphonse2501
I would way you can contact Mr. Youxin Ye to ask...

I would way you can contact Mr. Youxin Ye to ask he for one of IIIfs.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-10-2012
Replies: 286
Views: 44,848
Posted By alphonse2501
I compared my VF-2, identically same appearance....

I compared my VF-2, identically same appearance. I think the different will be electronic port interface.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-08-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1,795
Posted By alphonse2501
A camera at Battles of Khalkhin Gol

I saw a topic at wikipedia and found one photo titled "Captured Japanese...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-30-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 702
Posted By alphonse2501
Trade a FM2 for F3 + DW-3, possible?

I have one FM2 that has honeycomb shutter, and I put a new FM3a focus screen on it.
(I forgot to add it included MD-12 motor drive.)

Right now I feel I need to try something different on SLR camera...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-26-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 6,913
Posted By alphonse2501
You can find any modern nylon strap from any...

You can find any modern nylon strap from any brand of camera. I put Olympus Pen's strap on Leica IIIC.

I recently bought 1977 Kiev 4a with 1978 Jupiter-8M $62.13, still on the way from Kiev, Ukraine.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-24-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 852
Posted By alphonse2501
Red FED

Ebay item 350534194312
Red paint as red flag, I guess someone interesting this paint?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-06-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,107
Posted By alphonse2501
Recent stock info from fedka

I finally decided to buy Zorki 4K after I bought Zorki 1b export from fedka.com. However, I got reply from Mr. Yuri:



Then I change to choose Zorki 4 with engraved dial, modern speeds. The point...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-31-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 666
Posted By alphonse2501
New Leica auction catalog

http://leicarumors.com/2012/03/25/tamarkin-catalog-for-the-may-12th-auction-now-available-online.aspx/


One 1945 invoice for:
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-29-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 42,328
Posted By alphonse2501
These is one thing I want to ask: The screw for...

These is one thing I want to ask: The screw for infinity if it only can loose and tight, and image do not appear any movement, does this adjustment for screw went wrong?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-22-2012
Replies: 2,135
Views: 603,321
Posted By alphonse2501
Leica IIIc 1945 completed CLA by Mr. Youxin...

Leica IIIc 1945 completed CLA by Mr. Youxin Ye

http://i.imgur.com/ynPON.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/BmgjN.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/2qsZV.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Mkls6.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-17-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,582
Posted By alphonse2501
There have grey IIICs at ebay: No.387572 Item...

There have grey IIICs at ebay:
No.387572 Item number:230623865882
No.390270K Item number:400271965818
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-27-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,099
Posted By alphonse2501
I see. It also make sense why a sticker at base...

I see. It also make sense why a sticker at base plate of my 1950 IIIc typed european like mark ("No" 28033).
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-27-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,099
Posted By alphonse2501
When did the thread on baseplate change?

I recently bought a Leica IIIc 1945 (395xxx). Body is original except base plate is from late IIIc/IIIf uses. Then I notice the thread mount at base plate has modern 1/4" so I can mount it to tripod...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-26-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 5,078
Posted By alphonse2501
This bidding ends at US $787.77 by 31 bids. Even...

This bidding ends at US $787.77 by 31 bids.
Even my recently bidded IIIc No.395xxx did not meet that half of price.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-25-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 958
Posted By alphonse2501
Now I have second problem on rangefinder...

Now I have second problem on rangefinder adjustment. Since only Summitar can be mount so the adjustment is base on it. I adjust near focus first, then rangefinder only make at additional 3 cm back on...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-25-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 958
Posted By alphonse2501
Damaged? My I Industar-22 fits well on my Leica...

Damaged? My I Industar-22 fits well on my Leica IIIc.


In addition, this is Zorki 1 type b (export version), Mr. Yuri included a case that for collapsible lens, since the body is no flaws, I guess I...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-25-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 958
Posted By alphonse2501
My first Zorki (and problem).

I just bought one Zorki 1 (export version). Having engrave that states "MADE IN USSR" on camera is nice as Leica. :D

However, my Industar-22 bought eariler can not mount in this body (being tighten...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-14-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 3,131
Posted By alphonse2501
Finally I decided use Summitar (uncoated) for my...

Finally I decided use Summitar (uncoated) for my IIIc
http://i.imgur.com/9EwE1.jpg

I made a sunny 16 mini chart and sticky at back. I can make trail and error to find best exposure sets.

But the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-03-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 3,131
Posted By alphonse2501
Got my first roll, I do not have scanner but I am...

Got my first roll, I do not have scanner but I am sure performance of Industar-22 is fairly well...except one frame shows short distance (1 meter, I guess) focus is a bit far then I though.

Now I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-30-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By alphonse2501
I set total $ 750 (camera $600, pancake $200)...

I set total $ 750 (camera $600, pancake $200) because my family dislike I setting the price at lower side. But I can telling them the feasible price later.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-30-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By alphonse2501
Selling my E-620...?

I posted one selling note on my college's photography department. E-620 (shutter count 3300s) with due kit lens and one ZD 25mm pancake. So far no one interest my camera. Before I move to any else...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-28-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 3,131
Posted By alphonse2501
My camera finished CLA from Mr. Youxin...

My camera finished CLA from Mr. Youxin Ye:

http://i.imgur.com/WMW5L.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/zn8r4.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Qq4y6.jpg
(One thing I notice is red paint on slow speed dial...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-20-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 3,131
Posted By alphonse2501
I don't have any old flash. Mr. Youxin Ye wrote...

I don't have any old flash.


Mr. Youxin Ye wrote back stated remove the socket at back will leave a hole at back. He has spare IIIc top plate for change but this way can make mismatch the serial...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-13-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 3,131
Posted By alphonse2501
Thanks, I will make a message to Youxin Ye...

Thanks, I will make a message to Youxin Ye later.

One more pic:
http://i.imgur.com/nVp7V.jpg
I probably won't know what this number means.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-13-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 3,131
Posted By alphonse2501
These photo are what my IIIc...

These photo are what my IIIc likes:

http://i.imgur.com/gKwVU.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/ulYpI.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/hCVdl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/ffYZt.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-13-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 3,131
Posted By alphonse2501
My first Leica IIIc

Hi, all
I bought one Leica IIIc (No.504276) from ebay as my first Leica camera. It works well, except rangefinder's double image is too weak to see. Now I guess it needs CLA and "beam splitter"...
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