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Forum: Photography General Interest 07-26-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 651
Posted By robbeiflex
Bury it somewhere in your house or garden, and in...

Bury it somewhere in your house or garden, and in an unknown number of years or decades become posthumously famous when someone discovers it! Just kidding, since I read through and now know...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-09-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 17,586
Posted By robbeiflex
My sincerest condolences to Frances, as well as...

My sincerest condolences to Frances, as well as Roger's other family members and close friends. He was both a mentor with rare common sense, and an inspiration as a free spirit. I learned a lot about...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-26-2019
Replies: 8,959
Views: 875,086
Posted By robbeiflex
Black Olympus OM2n with 50/1.8 and 135/2.8 I...

Black Olympus OM2n with 50/1.8 and 135/2.8

I guess I should have just held on to the similar set I had a few years ago. :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-01-2019
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,800,459
Posted By robbeiflex
You mean the one with the black numbers. So if it...

You mean the one with the black numbers. So if it was originally a black camera with a black dial...
:D
Forum: Travel 03-01-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,399
Posted By robbeiflex
DanskDynamit, it's a bit north of the Benelux...

DanskDynamit, it's a bit north of the Benelux cities I am advocating but I could be convinced to go to Copenhagen. Wonderful city to visit in general. I also have a friend I owe a visit there, and...
Forum: Travel 02-25-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,399
Posted By robbeiflex
Bruges, Rotterdam or nearby I could seriously...

Bruges, Rotterdam or nearby I could seriously consider.
Cheers,
Rob
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-09-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,600
Posted By robbeiflex
I think in the internet age there is nothing left...

I think in the internet age there is nothing left that hasn't been written about and hyped extensively by someone somewhere. That said, now that Voigtländer 15mm VM v3 exists, the original LTM Super...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-03-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 2,055
Posted By robbeiflex
When I had an M-E, I mostly shot RAW + B&W JPEG....

When I had an M-E, I mostly shot RAW + B&W JPEG. I found the B&W better for checking focus when chimping, but oddly enough I ended up using a lot of those JPEGS as-is, even though mostly I use the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,037
Posted By robbeiflex
I think it's a great idea. I would have tried...

I think it's a great idea. I would have tried developing my own films a lot sooner if such a thing had existed back then. And now there are less C-41 B&W options (are there still any?), and places to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-31-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By robbeiflex
It can go bad after a few months once it is...

It can go bad after a few months once it is mixed, but in powder form I think as long as the packaging is intact, then it should be fine. Why not mix it up and test it?

If I haven't used mine in a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-15-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,408
Posted By robbeiflex
Your focus shift pattern sounds weird, it should...

Your focus shift pattern sounds weird, it should shift back not forward, as others have said. Definitely check your M6 with a known good lens. Maybe you have a 50 f2 that you know works, or maybe a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-04-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,408
Posted By robbeiflex
I have been through all of this as well, twice. I...

I have been through all of this as well, twice. I did a lot of testing and in my case I did not find any defective equipment, but I did learn the behaviour of my lens on different cameras. The...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-02-2018
Replies: 89
Views: 5,068
Posted By robbeiflex
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/851/43093790094_28a...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/851/43093790094_28aef8e1cc_c.jpg
(https://flic.kr/p/28E3WqW)20161029-L1011995 (https://flic.kr/p/28E3WqW) by Robert Somogyi...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-14-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 4,193
Posted By robbeiflex
There ought to be a Leica Law that...

There ought to be a Leica Law that Says...

"...on a black camera replace the red dot with a black dot, and if you can't find a black dot then find a piece of black tape."

I think the red dot looks...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-26-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,830
Posted By robbeiflex
I picked up a Nikon L35AF dirt cheap on eBay a...

I picked up a Nikon L35AF dirt cheap on eBay a few years ago, and it is amazing - worth way more than I paid for it. I am occasionally tempted by some of the other similar cameras including some in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-17-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 978
Posted By robbeiflex
Echo that, in my case M6 with 0.72 finder. My...

Echo that, in my case M6 with 0.72 finder. My M4-P has done well but only with Voigt VC II meter and stationary kids (which are rare !).
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-12-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,140
Posted By robbeiflex
Fully agree. Cycle it through the speeds a couple...

Fully agree. Cycle it through the speeds a couple of things to make sure lubricants are doing their job, then run a test film. Only spend money and risk further issues if the speeds or focusing are...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-09-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 5,658
Posted By robbeiflex
I bought a Nikon L35AF two years ago for 5€, and...

I bought a Nikon L35AF two years ago for 5€, and then it cost me 7€ for the shipping. It has a great lens, and a great retro look to the photos. Most of the comments I get, especially when using the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-08-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 2,310
Posted By robbeiflex
Geezer in the making here. I had serious back...

Geezer in the making here. I had serious back problems in my mid 30s and then again in my late 30s. Aside from changing work habits, like no more lugging a laptop around on business trips, I no...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-05-2017
Replies: 130
Views: 5,979
Posted By robbeiflex
Nikon L35AF for 5€, with shipping 12€. Amazing...

Nikon L35AF for 5€, with shipping 12€. Amazing little camera, great deal.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-05-2017
Replies: 134
Views: 34,445
Posted By robbeiflex
The 15/4.5 LTM is the one I have owned for the...

The 15/4.5 LTM is the one I have owned for the longest time, and is the most unique and special. I am tempted to pick up the latest m-mount for digital. Also, the 35/1.2 II is working out extremely...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-04-2017
Replies: 595
Views: 88,096
Posted By robbeiflex
Rollei 35S, at the UCI World Cyclo-cross...

Rollei 35S, at the UCI World Cyclo-cross Championships in Luxembourg, Jan 2017:
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4529/38122382711_8a8074cfe6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/215Kbdx)
UCI Bieles Downhill...
Forum: Photo Software 10-24-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 5,721
Posted By robbeiflex
Hi Larry, Indeed, I didn't see your post when I...

Hi Larry,

Indeed, I didn't see your post when I responded. I then had major issues finding the download, even after purchasing, hence the additional link in case it helps someone.

Cheers,
Rob
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-24-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,268
Posted By robbeiflex
Wow, this one is amazing!

Wow, this one is amazing!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-24-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 2,608
Posted By robbeiflex
Ferrania P30 Rollei RPX 25 These are the new...

Ferrania P30
Rollei RPX 25

These are the new films I have tried recently and liked a lot. ISO 80 and ISO 25 though, so depending on where you live and what/how you shoot, maybe the wrong time of...
Forum: Photo Software 10-23-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 5,721
Posted By robbeiflex
Hi Mack, How is their Mac OS support? Can you...

Hi Mack,

How is their Mac OS support? Can you import Lightroom catalogs and data into it, and is the import any good?

Thanks,
Rob
Forum: Photo Software 10-23-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 5,721
Posted By robbeiflex
It wasn't easy to find, it seems like every page...

It wasn't easy to find, it seems like every page redirected me to the new cloud version! If you go to the Adobe homepage, go to the bottom and click "View all products", then search for Lightroom...
Forum: Photo Software 10-22-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 5,721
Posted By robbeiflex
I just checked, and found I have been on LR 5 for...

I just checked, and found I have been on LR 5 for over 2 years. I upgraded to LR 6 just to gain another 2+ years, both past and future at a considerable savings compared to the subscription fees. I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-03-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,196
Posted By robbeiflex
Same here, thanks! Sent from my iPad using...

Same here, thanks!


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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-02-2017
Replies: 96
Views: 4,638
Posted By robbeiflex
Collect other people's opinions here, but then do...

Collect other people's opinions here, but then do what you want. If you like a lens a lot, why not buy a second one? Especially in your case, as you seem to have a reason to actually use the two at...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-06-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,702
Posted By robbeiflex
I'm sure the lenses for the Prakticas can be used...

I'm sure the lenses for the Prakticas can be used with adaptors on multiple digital cameras, and therefore have value to someone. I'm with Chris on the Praktica bodies, they are probably worth more...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2017
Replies: 252
Views: 21,946
Posted By robbeiflex
A husband and wife are arguing, and as her anger...

A husband and wife are arguing, and as her anger peaks she says "you only hear what you want to hear". At this point he is tired of fighting and was not really listening, and he responds "sure, I'll...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-13-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 5,170
Posted By robbeiflex
As a colleague and good friend of mine says...

As a colleague and good friend of mine says (almost daily), "Happy wife, happy life". You are indeed a lucky guy to have her. Enjoy the M10, and continue being the best husband you can to this great...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-15-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 51,681
Posted By robbeiflex
So sad. I have been traveling a lot and have not...

So sad. I have been traveling a lot and have not checked RFF for ages, so I had no idea. My condolences to Tuulikki & family.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-18-2016
Replies: 90
Views: 5,154
Posted By robbeiflex
I go to the same office and see the same people...

I go to the same office and see the same people most days. It is not the kind of environment to actually wear the camera all of the time. However, I do often keep a Rollei 35S, or a 6x4.5 folder in...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-18-2016
Replies: 83
Views: 9,959
Posted By robbeiflex
Plain black moleskin, write down the date,...

Plain black moleskin, write down the date, camera, film, ISO, and in some cases lens or lenses, leave some space to write down main subjects/events and/or development notes in case of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2016
Replies: 8,959
Views: 875,086
Posted By robbeiflex
Voigt 35mm f1.2 vII arrived in the mail a few...

Voigt 35mm f1.2 vII arrived in the mail a few days ago. I had seen and handled one before, but still the initial impression was holy ****e this is a big lens. Spot on focus and initial signs...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-17-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,223
Posted By robbeiflex
Forgot to mention, but I did some of my first...

Forgot to mention, but I did some of my first hiking on the Bruce Trail. I may live in Luxembourg now, but was born near to that "neck of the woods".
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-17-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,223
Posted By robbeiflex
M-E is a great camera, have fun with it! I...

M-E is a great camera, have fun with it! I suggest you discharge the battery fully, and then charge it fully. Do this a couple of times, and if it doesn't improve then time for a new battery. Also,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-13-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 10,119
Posted By robbeiflex
I am one of those. I am on my third iPhone 6 in...

I am one of those. I am on my third iPhone 6 in 1.5 years, on a two year contract to pay for the phone. Thankfully I signed with my provider for an insurance plan at a reasonable couple of euros per...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-24-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 4,053
Posted By robbeiflex
For 35mm in the Leica it is mostly HP5+ and FP4+,...

For 35mm in the Leica it is mostly HP5+ and FP4+, as I have had great experience with Ilford and therefore want to keep them in business. I also occasionally buy some Fomas and Rollei RPX for medium...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-24-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,471
Posted By robbeiflex
I recently had Will and Cathy fix up a Rollei 35S...

I recently had Will and Cathy fix up a Rollei 35S up for me. It had been in fully working condition when I dropped it, which broke the light meter. When it came back to me it was not only fixed and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-22-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 3,190
Posted By robbeiflex
Don't forget to use a film, developer, and...

Don't forget to use a film, developer, and process that you are very familiar with and have other examples to compare against. Preferably the lens too if possible. Fix all other variables to isolate...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-20-2016
Replies: 205
Views: 27,574
Posted By robbeiflex
After five years shooting various used Leica film...

After five years shooting various used Leica film (M6), digital (M-E), and lenses, I bought a new M262 early this year. I was finally at the point where I knew I would keep it for many years, had the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-19-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 1,695
Posted By robbeiflex
OM2n is a wonderful camera. I have not used the...

OM2n is a wonderful camera. I have not used the others but I can recommend it.
Cheers,
Rob
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-19-2016
Replies: 353
Views: 23,554
Posted By robbeiflex
1. Leica M6 2. Rolleiflex 2.8C 3. Rollei 35S 4....

1. Leica M6
2. Rolleiflex 2.8C
3. Rollei 35S
4. Leica M262
5. Zeiss Ikonta 521

The M6 and Rolleiflex are certain, whereas I'm not fully sure about the order from number 3 onwards. The digital Leica...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-07-2016
Replies: 1,751
Views: 284,837
Posted By robbeiflex
I happened across this beauty on a recent...

I happened across this beauty on a recent 60km-ish bike ride, all alone and unattended with the tonneau cover unfortunatley hiding what I can only guess is a wonderful interior. Despite the harsh...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-06-2016
Replies: 117
Views: 6,690
Posted By robbeiflex
Glad you are still with us Stephen! My own near...

Glad you are still with us Stephen! My own near death experience was more instant, so to speak. A few years ago I ran into a moving car with my bicycle. Different circumstances, but I can at least...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-04-2016
Replies: 1,101
Views: 292,520
Posted By robbeiflex
https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8656/28766143085_d96...

https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8656/28766143085_d96b06eede_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/KPY19e)
Royal Enfield in the Rain (https://flic.kr/p/KPY19e) by Robert Somogyi...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-08-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 2,725
Posted By robbeiflex
In Luxembourg, as many places in Europe, if you...

In Luxembourg, as many places in Europe, if you live within the range of city bus lines or near to a train station then no car = no problem. This is especially so if you work regular hours. My...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-06-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,130
Posted By robbeiflex
eBay seller "tonaya" often has Leica spare parts,...

eBay seller "tonaya" often has Leica spare parts, although I just checked while looking him or her up because I couldn't remember the name, and they have no listings currently.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-16-2016
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,800,459
Posted By robbeiflex
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7122/27013602856_e3...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7122/27013602856_e35a486afd_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Ha6LZo)
Black on black (https://flic.kr/p/Ha6LZo) by Robert Somogyi (https://www.flickr.com/photos/robsomogyi/), on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2016
Replies: 8,959
Views: 875,086
Posted By robbeiflex
My Leica M type 262 arrived on Friday! I traded...

My Leica M type 262 arrived on Friday! I traded in my bought-used M-E in the process, and this is my first new Leica purchase. It is an amazing camera. First results on the PC are excellent, I can't...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-13-2016
Replies: 63
Views: 12,026
Posted By robbeiflex
Hi Oleg, Have you thought about a peer-to-peer...

Hi Oleg,

Have you thought about a peer-to-peer loan? You have a number of supporters here who know what you do, and you can probably secure a much lower interest rate that way. No pressure, just a...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-08-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 4,508
Posted By robbeiflex
Great review Jim, thanks! I too have sent my M-E...

Great review Jim, thanks! I too have sent my M-E off for trade-in and am awaiting the arrival of a 262 some time this week. Your review was very helpful in making this decision.


Sent from my iPhone...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-07-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 5,411
Posted By robbeiflex
I go through periods of experimentation and GAS...

I go through periods of experimentation and GAS along with it. Eventually one or two items become an essential item in my kit, and the rest has to go. Sometimes it has to go to free up some funds for...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-20-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,175
Posted By robbeiflex
My first one was of my daughter, which I don't...

My first one was of my daughter, which I don't want to post, so here is the second:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7303/12754883514_ea4c7957d1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/kr77uJ)Big Bad Mouse...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-18-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 6,881
Posted By robbeiflex
No, I have many friends who avoid Facebook, but...

No, I have many friends who avoid Facebook, but Facebook is not the only one. Google, Amazon, Instragram, Flickr, Twitter, LinkedIn, What's App, various internet mail services, various company...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-18-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 6,881
Posted By robbeiflex
This technology is far from infallible though. I...

This technology is far from infallible though. I recently bought a snowboard from an online retailer. Now guess what I constantly see ads for on various websites - yup, snowboards! If they were smart...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-23-2016
Replies: 96
Views: 5,640
Posted By robbeiflex
Nothing specific comes to mind. There are days...

Nothing specific comes to mind. There are days when I think it would be nice to have back the Zeiss Ikon ZM. Then I pick up my M6 and remember that since I bought the M6 the ZM got zero use, and the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-07-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,332
Posted By robbeiflex
Urbex Photogs - Be Careful

Fully agree, although not quite with your title. The recent deaths tend to be related to "roof-topping". Urbex can be dangerous due to unknown unknowns, like walking on rotting floors or unwittingly...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-23-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,794
Posted By robbeiflex
Mine is showing slight brassing after two years....

Mine is showing slight brassing after two years. Heavy use a few weeks of the year when I travel and intermittent use the rest of the year. I don't think the finish is any more or less durable than...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-18-2015
Replies: 376
Views: 193,763
Posted By robbeiflex
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/18/90637ce223...

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/18/90637ce2232c88cc17a4afcfb15cf7ae.jpg

Does Bessa L black on black on black count?


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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-01-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,245
Posted By robbeiflex
And here is mine with her new black...

And here is mine with her new black strap:
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/01/ca8b5f86c9146b77cb12d17d9a9d5674.jpg


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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-01-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,245
Posted By robbeiflex
I just bought a Bessa L for a great price from a...

I just bought a Bessa L for a great price from a member here, and already shot a roll with my 15mm SWH. In the mean time, I got a great deal on a 25mm skopar and am not so patiently waiting for it to...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-01-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,678
Posted By robbeiflex
This is great advertising but who wants to pay...

This is great advertising but who wants to pay eBay and PayPal a commission on their retirement fund? The higher the price on eBay the better, to avoid an actual sale and yet spark the interest of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-14-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 3,632
Posted By robbeiflex
Somewhere in the...

Somewhere in the Marais:

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8280/8795977085_294396e864_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/epgFxk)This is Street Art? (https://flic.kr/p/epgFxk) by Robert Somogyi...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-14-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 3,632
Posted By robbeiflex
My wife on the Paris...

My wife on the Paris Metro

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2832/8795951631_4060f7be76_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/epgxYt)Metro (https://flic.kr/p/epgxYt) by Robert Somogyi...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-07-2015
Replies: 824
Views: 84,518
Posted By robbeiflex
That is by far the most insightful comment I've...

That is by far the most insightful comment I've read not only in this discussion but in this whole genre of discussions!



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Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-03-2015
Replies: 824
Views: 84,518
Posted By robbeiflex
It won't always be that way. Many of us use 2009...

It won't always be that way. Many of us use 2009 technology and are perfectly happy with it. Not everyone needs night vision iso and print on a billboard resolution. Product cycles are getting longer...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,647
Posted By robbeiflex
I'm rather in the opposite trend. So busy with...

I'm rather in the opposite trend. So busy with work and kids, and the days are getting shorter. :(

Off work and out last week during the day with my two year old daughter, I got some great shots of...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-27-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 4,372
Posted By robbeiflex
In today's world, where Leica has its own shops...

In today's world, where Leica has its own shops in most major world cities, and then some, plus independent sellers, and you can overnight ship anywhere in the world, why should this be an issue?
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-21-2015
Replies: 2,567
Views: 370,633
Posted By robbeiflex
I prefer the B&W with its sun star. Keep them...

I prefer the B&W with its sun star.

Keep them coming, I enjoy this thread a lot.
Forum: Leica SL 10-21-2015
Replies: 184
Views: 16,158
Posted By robbeiflex
Kate, you are far too sensible and seem to have...

Kate, you are far too sensible and seem to have the rare gift of common sense that is so lacking in this world. Now let's let the naysayers have their word, or we'll never hear the end of it. ;-)
Forum: Leica SL 10-21-2015
Replies: 184
Views: 16,158
Posted By robbeiflex
LUF is barely just "outside RFF". If Leica would...

LUF is barely just "outside RFF". If Leica would ask their existing clients what they want, the answer would be a smaller M. (If they ever ask me, that is how I will respond.)

This is clearly about...
Forum: Leica SL 10-21-2015
Replies: 184
Views: 16,158
Posted By robbeiflex
Yeah! +1 and 10 char

Yeah! +1 and 10 char
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-15-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,068
Posted By robbeiflex
I will echo that there are no truly bad choices...

I will echo that there are no truly bad choices amongst the main contenders here.

I will, however, contradict some of the statements above. The Zeiss Planar is a great lens for black and white film....
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 10-09-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 12,228
Posted By robbeiflex
That's odd, I clicked on your link and now the...

That's odd, I clicked on your link and now the voigtländer translation works correctly now. I'm not imagining this, but I haven't looked in a while, I guess they fixed it.

Cheers,
Rob
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 10-08-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 12,228
Posted By robbeiflex
That is a very good point. Does the rumour refer...

That is a very good point. Does the rumour refer then to Cosina making a DRF, or to someone else with the Voigtländer name on it? If it would use a ZI or RxM rangefinder I would take it seriously,...
Forum: The Angry Photographer - YouTube's Ken Wheeler 09-26-2015
Replies: 172
Views: 16,935
Posted By robbeiflex
Not relevant. Of course there is a much larger...

Not relevant. Of course there is a much larger market for a $900 lens than there is for a $11,000 lens. Dante's argument referred to overall lens volumes, not a specific niche.

That said, I do...
Forum: The Angry Photographer - YouTube's Ken Wheeler 09-22-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 5,718
Posted By robbeiflex
I always look at the Japanese listings with great...

I always look at the Japanese listings with great interest, but I've learned my lesson. They look like great deals at the time, but when the EU duties kick in the savings are lost. So on this side of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-21-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,646
Posted By robbeiflex
Number 021 | 1900 | Buffalo, New York. "Labor Day...

Number 021 | 1900 | Buffalo, New York. "Labor Day parade, Main Street" is impressive. I was there about 100 years later on a cold winter night, and that area was feeling its age. There were much...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-20-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 4,652
Posted By robbeiflex
I bought my wife a Canon Digital IXUS in pink...

I bought my wife a Canon Digital IXUS in pink about 6 or 7 years ago. It worked out extremely well with many great photos from it over the years, and much better video (especially the sound) than...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-12-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 3,381
Posted By robbeiflex
After almost a year with an IPhone 6 mine...

After almost a year with an IPhone 6 mine actually is new. The mute button broke and my provider decided they couldn't fix it, so under my plan they replaced it last week. So no need for a new phone...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-22-2015
Replies: 176
Views: 19,644
Posted By robbeiflex
I buy almost all of my film online, because on...

I buy almost all of my film online, because on orders of 20+ the online prices are much better. However, I have two places within 30 minutes drive that sell developer and fixer for the same price or...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-10-2015
Replies: 221
Views: 33,124
Posted By robbeiflex
I'm not OK with it yet. Not until they have it on...

I'm not OK with it yet. Not until they have it on a 50mm version. :D
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-03-2015
Replies: 64
Views: 8,731
Posted By robbeiflex
Not at all. Any lens, camera combo goes for me on...

Not at all. Any lens, camera combo goes for me on film or digital. For me the special look you can get by an odd combination is part of the fun.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-03-2015
Replies: 89
Views: 9,146
Posted By robbeiflex
I tend to get more attention and strike up more...

I tend to get more attention and strike up more conversations as a result with the Rolleiflex and MF Folders. More than happy to say hello to Leica shooters but have only ever seen two in Luxembourg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-03-2015
Replies: 89
Views: 9,146
Posted By robbeiflex
Fond memories of the two jeeps (YJ then TJ) I...

Fond memories of the two jeeps (YJ then TJ) I owned when I lived stateside, and the subtle wave to fellow jeep drivers, just briefly extending the fingers above the steering wheel. Thanks!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-02-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 2,963
Posted By robbeiflex
Canon Duplicator 35 with roll film...

Canon Duplicator 35 with roll film adaptor.
https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3872/15175847318_c281a5bd7f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/p83bFY)photo-3 (https://flic.kr/p/p83bFY) by Robert Somogyi...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-22-2015
Replies: 1,048
Views: 136,877
Posted By robbeiflex
https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8724/16300960433_1c5...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8724/16300960433_1c559d6cd5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qQsFBX)
Roller (https://flic.kr/p/qQsFBX) by Robert Somogyi (https://www.flickr.com/photos/robsomogyi/), on...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 04-30-2015
Replies: 369
Views: 68,499
Posted By robbeiflex
No, this is rather a way to update the product...

No, this is rather a way to update the product line to eliminate new sensors problems from going to market.

The remaining question is: When will the M-E Typ 24x arrive?
Forum: RFF Polls 04-30-2015
Replies: 2,934
Views: 1,783,575
Posted By robbeiflex
Long weekend here in Europe. I will test my newly...

Long weekend here in Europe. I will test my newly arrived Nikon L35AF and see if it was worth the 5€ plus 6€ shipping.

I also found out this week that one of my "young graduate hire"...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-23-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 4,017
Posted By robbeiflex
Yes it is.

Yes it is.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-23-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 4,017
Posted By robbeiflex
I think this is a combination of how close you...

I think this is a combination of how close you can get your eye to the vf and how critical is the framing for you. I see the 35mm frame lines fine on my M6 with my glasses and the 28mm almost not at...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-16-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 8,125
Posted By robbeiflex
Have you tried DxO film pack for your B&W...

Have you tried DxO film pack for your B&W conversions?
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 03-25-2015
Replies: 547
Views: 138,961
Posted By robbeiflex
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8724/16300960433_1c...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8724/16300960433_1c559d6cd5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qQsFBX)
Roller (https://flic.kr/p/qQsFBX) by robsomogyi (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-28-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 4,526
Posted By robbeiflex
Here is a recent one where I decided to test the...

Here is a recent one where I decided to test the limits of the Rollei 35S lens (Singapore version). I think it handled it well:
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7505/15585741624_c5812cb905_c.jpg...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-26-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,948
Posted By robbeiflex
Great site too. Thanks for the link!

Great site too. Thanks for the link!
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-25-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,913
Posted By robbeiflex
Two things get on my nerves: 1. "Street...

Two things get on my nerves:

1. "Street photography" that consists of people's backs as they wait at an intersection to cross said street, and
2. Selfie-stick photos. At least have the decency to...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 02-24-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 8,205
Posted By robbeiflex
I'm sure X-ray damage is real. What I find a bit...

I'm sure X-ray damage is real. What I find a bit unreal, however, is the number of self proclaimed experts commenting about it. What would formerly be discussed amongst photo clubs or friends now...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-22-2015
Replies: 148
Views: 13,531
Posted By robbeiflex
That looks suspiciously like Toronto signage (2nd...

That looks suspiciously like Toronto signage (2nd shot). For me the 2nd one is by far stronger than the others visually, regardless of the reminder of my home town which I left long ago. Better...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-13-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 6,746
Posted By robbeiflex
I find it funny that so many people have...

I find it funny that so many people have mentioned diaper bags. With two little ones over the last four years, I have often put my gear in our diaper bag. (Not one of the luxury ones mentioned above,...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 02-07-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,456
Posted By robbeiflex
Mine arrived today too. Overall very well done....

Mine arrived today too. Overall very well done. I've seen many prints in the HCB museum in Paris (fully recommended!), and the book doesn't compare for print quality although I find it is not as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-06-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,123
Posted By robbeiflex
I know a few local photographers who banded...

I know a few local photographers who banded together, formed a company, and rented a space for themselves. It has gone quite well for them, and they rent or lend free time to friends who are amateur...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-06-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 5,570
Posted By robbeiflex
I don't care about the latest features, but yes...

I don't care about the latest features, but yes it sucks that I can't afford it. ;)

Then again, I think I'll get over it.

There, I'm over it.

Cheers,
Rob
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-30-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,576
Posted By robbeiflex
I make a combination of yearly photobooks, random...

I make a combination of yearly photobooks, random snapshot prints, and the occasional large B&W wet print. This ensures that a good 5 to 10% of my best family shots are in multiple households and on...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-30-2015
Replies: 547
Views: 138,961
Posted By robbeiflex
Grain, or lack of it, is a question of film and...

Grain, or lack of it, is a question of film and developer choice, and scanning/printing technique. It has nothing to do with which camera you choose.

Whereas to the second implicit part of your...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-25-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,439
Posted By robbeiflex
Foma 200 is the special one in my opinion. It has...

Foma 200 is the special one in my opinion. It has really great tonality and just the right amount of grain in 135, and is even better in 120 if you are looking for finer grain.

RPX is not Kentmere,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-24-2015
Replies: 150
Views: 17,756
Posted By robbeiflex
Just do it. You will know in very short order if...

Just do it. You will know in very short order if it is for you or not, and if you choose equipment that holds its value, then it is only your time that is potentially (although in all likelihood...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-24-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 16,137
Posted By robbeiflex
After a few years of using a ZM C-Sonnar on film,...

After a few years of using a ZM C-Sonnar on film, and then 1 year of using it on an M-E, I just got myself an E46 Summilux pre ASPH. I find that the focus shift of the Zeiss is really much worse on...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-23-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 7,358
Posted By robbeiflex
When the photo is that good, who cares?

When the photo is that good, who cares?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-20-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 4,102
Posted By robbeiflex
One digital, one film, one plus lens for each,...

One digital, one film, one plus lens for each, and maybe some extras. For years now the film option has been M6. Now that I have an M-E the lenses can be shared. Before that it was Canon 7D, which I...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-19-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,636
Posted By robbeiflex
I have a Spyder4 for my MacBook. I do two things...

I have a Spyder4 for my MacBook. I do two things when I calibrate the monitor:
1) let it heat up for half and hour, and
2) calibrate at three clicks below full brightness

So far this has been fine...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-16-2015
Replies: 108
Views: 37,092
Posted By robbeiflex
You can buy Photo studio 13 vouchers online from...

You can buy Photo studio 13 vouchers online from macodirect.com at the same time you buy your film from them. In that way you can pay by PayPal or credit card and have the voucher on hand when you...
Forum: Off Topic 01-11-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By robbeiflex
I wish I could disagree, but over the years I've...

I wish I could disagree, but over the years I've unfortunately come to the same conclusion.

Je suis Charlie,
Rob
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-11-2015
Replies: 1,905
Views: 1,737,536
Posted By robbeiflex
2.8/90mm Tele-Elmarit @...

2.8/90mm Tele-Elmarit @ f/4
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8590/16253021881_3895177b7e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qLdZac)
Tele-Elmarit Test 1 (https://flic.kr/p/qLdZac) by robsomogyi...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-11-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 6,319
Posted By robbeiflex
I just got mine back from Will Van Manen. When I...

I just got mine back from Will Van Manen. When I bought it, it was quite hazy. I used it for a few months and just bumped up the contrast in post, but wasn't really happy with it. Will cleaned it up...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-10-2015
Replies: 89
Views: 53,593
Posted By robbeiflex
I'm with you on both points Chris. At this time...

I'm with you on both points Chris.

At this time of year the days in Europe are so short, and I consistently shoot everything at around ISO 800 for December and January. This has given me a good...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-10-2015
Replies: 547
Views: 138,961
Posted By robbeiflex
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8596/16059052110_aa...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8596/16059052110_aabe221e7b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qt5QGN)
Old Doors (https://flic.kr/p/qt5QGN) by robsomogyi (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-10-2015
Replies: 547
Views: 138,961
Posted By robbeiflex
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8630/16220569526_ea...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8630/16220569526_ea241be6bc_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qHmEcQ)
Lights on Grand Rue (https://flic.kr/p/qHmEcQ) by robsomogyi (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/),...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-10-2015
Replies: 547
Views: 138,961
Posted By robbeiflex
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7524/15624176294_49...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7524/15624176294_4970265054_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pNDZgU)
Sawtooth (https://flic.kr/p/pNDZgU) by robsomogyi (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-10-2015
Replies: 547
Views: 138,961
Posted By robbeiflex
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7511/15623996614_0c...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7511/15623996614_0c22135000_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pND4RY)
Snowy Slide (https://flic.kr/p/pND4RY) by robsomogyi (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-08-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 16,140
Posted By robbeiflex
^ I'm pretty sure the M-E is not for him, since...

^ I'm pretty sure the M-E is not for him, since he sold it to me. ;)

I'm still very happy with it, but I rarely shoot it above ISO 800.

Cheers,
Rob
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-05-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,751
Posted By robbeiflex
I have a LaCie external hard drive that also has...

I have a LaCie external hard drive that also has a media player with various outputs (USB, HDMI) and a tiny remote control. Maybe something along those lines?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-03-2015
Replies: 3,587
Views: 909,337
Posted By robbeiflex
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7534/16184428835_22...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7534/16184428835_22a8676bb9_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qEaqQt)
A Clockwork Orange Moment (https://flic.kr/p/qEaqQt) by robsomogyi...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-20-2014
Replies: 391
Views: 65,702
Posted By robbeiflex
Remonds me of the joke about the gear head who...

Remonds me of the joke about the gear head who goes into a Rolls Royce dealership and asks: "how much horsepower does she have?" The Salesman calmly responds: "Sir, power is sufficient."
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-14-2014
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,800,459
Posted By robbeiflex
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7500/15826669479_6c...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7500/15826669479_6ccd07fdab_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/q7xPrH)
Leica M-E & ZM Planar 50 f2 (https://flic.kr/p/q7xPrH) by robsomogyi...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-13-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 6,650
Posted By robbeiflex
It arrived faster than expected, and I find it...

It arrived faster than expected, and I find it just the right size for the Leica. Here it is on my M-E:

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8676/15986905296_58460d8055_c.jpg...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-12-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 6,650
Posted By robbeiflex
^ Based on my experience with the 622 I'm pretty...

^ Based on my experience with the 622 I'm pretty sure the centre hot shoe contact will work for any camera when the flash is in manual mode. If not, I will return it immediately!
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-11-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,267
Posted By robbeiflex
I agree this depends on a number of factors. We...

I agree this depends on a number of factors. We have a relatively new house with low energy rating, double glazed windows, and circulating air heating. In Luxembourg where it rains a similar amount...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-11-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 6,650
Posted By robbeiflex
Thanks for your input. I found a deal and I...

Thanks for your input. I found a deal and I ordered one in Canon TTL version. First priority is to have a full featured compact flash for my Canon 7D. I have used the Nissin 622 as full manual on the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-10-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 6,650
Posted By robbeiflex
^ Thanks Drew. You're right, it doesn't exactly...

^ Thanks Drew. You're right, it doesn't exactly answer my question, but it gives a good overview of the size, balance, features, recycle time, and controls for the similarly sized fujis so it...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-07-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 6,650
Posted By robbeiflex
Someone? Anyone? Anyone? Beuler, Beuler? Perhaps...

Someone? Anyone? Anyone? Beuler, Beuler?

Perhaps it us not shipping yet. I forgot to look into that. I use a 622 for Canon on my 7D, and one of the reasons I bought it is for the manual mode and...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-06-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 6,650
Posted By robbeiflex
Anyone using Nissin i40 Flashgun on Leica M?

Hello All,

I am interested to know if any of you have tried the Nissin i40 on either film or digital Leica M, or both:

http://www.nissindigital.com/i40.html

If so, what do you think of...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 11-28-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 8,368
Posted By robbeiflex
And a great movie beginning to end as well. Pay...

And a great movie beginning to end as well. Pay attention to the story, and you will be rewarded to an even greater extent than from only these (albeit fantastic) candlelit scenes. ;-)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-28-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,332
Posted By robbeiflex
it depends on what you are using for developer....

it depends on what you are using for developer. PanF+ with Rodinal at ISO 50 is quite a nice combo if you ask me. Others, such as XTOL and LC29, not so good results for me, so I'll let other relate...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 11-27-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,855
Posted By robbeiflex
Nice! Fun car. I had one as well, until we traded...

Nice! Fun car. I had one as well, until we traded it in for a Skoda on the arrival of our first daughter. Whenever I point one out to her, explain that I had one, and ask if we should get another,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-25-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 897
Posted By robbeiflex
^Good point Jaap. I had a feeling the second...

^Good point Jaap. I had a feeling the second closest zoom setting was more accurate than full zoomed in, and now I know why.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-25-2014
Replies: 1,751
Views: 284,837
Posted By robbeiflex
From a mid-summer roll of Agfa RS1000 in the...

From a mid-summer roll of Agfa RS1000 in the Rolleifelx that sat for a few months before developing, and then again a few months before scanning, a couple of pleasant...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-25-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 897
Posted By robbeiflex
Same here, but I switched to using the DNG + B&W...

Same here, but I switched to using the DNG + B&W jpeg mode, as the LCD then shows you the B&W as preview. The B&W preview, in my opinion, makes it much easier to judge focus accuracy.
Forum: Travel 11-11-2014
Replies: 137
Views: 14,719
Posted By robbeiflex
One of my favourite trips to Paris was with a...

One of my favourite trips to Paris was with a single camera (M6), a single 50mm (C-Sonnar), and it was back when we also had only one...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-03-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,360
Posted By robbeiflex
Hi Juan, Old Lumix TZx point and shoots have P,...

Hi Juan,
Old Lumix TZx point and shoots have P, S, A and M modes from around model x=8 or 9 and up and are often under 100€ used but solis cameras. I'm not sure about manual focus...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 904
Posted By robbeiflex
It's back to work tomorrow for me, and no more...

It's back to work tomorrow for me, and no more outdoor projects until the spring. Here is the last thing we did to finish off my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 904
Posted By robbeiflex
I'm off work until Thursday due to a combination...

I'm off work until Thursday due to a combination of school break for the kids and last chance to do various chores in the garden and outside of the house. On Saturday I picked up some new hedges to...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-27-2014
Replies: 1,848
Views: 294,320
Posted By robbeiflex
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3927/15427822776_a4...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3927/15427822776_a48a2d6b43_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pviCdq)
Blue and Green (https://flic.kr/p/pviCdq) by robsomogyi (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-27-2014
Replies: 1,848
Views: 294,320
Posted By robbeiflex
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5600/15264357197_14...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5600/15264357197_1424466ca3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pfRPAn)
Risques de Submersion! (https://flic.kr/p/pfRPAn) by robsomogyi...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-27-2014
Replies: 1,848
Views: 294,320
Posted By robbeiflex
Likewise, I took a few months to "get it" with my...

Likewise, I took a few months to "get it" with my M-E. Purchased in February, it largely sat in my safe until I took it and my M6 on a two week trip in May. I like the photos from that trip but still...
Forum: Travel 10-24-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 782
Posted By robbeiflex
Ahh, memories! Born and raised there, but now...

Ahh, memories! Born and raised there, but now only visit occasionally. Harbourfront is a great place to walk around and enjoy both the city and the lake at the same time.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-22-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,200
Posted By robbeiflex
Size and weight is the short answer. I haven't...

Size and weight is the short answer. I haven't used the folder for shots where close focus is critical, it's more for scenic landscapes for me. The Rolleiflex with it's giant screen and little...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-21-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,200
Posted By robbeiflex
I have a Zeiss Ikon 521, scale focus, and prefer...

I have a Zeiss Ikon 521, scale focus, and prefer it. If you are on a budget and can do without the rangefinder, or have an external one, then you should consider one. ;)

Cheers,
Rob

PS: Sacrilege...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-15-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,889
Posted By robbeiflex
Definitely worth both seeing the photos and...

Definitely worth both seeing the photos and reading the article, thanks!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-12-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 5,977
Posted By robbeiflex
I agree. Paypal is registered as a bank, and you...

I agree. Paypal is registered as a bank, and you can bet your bottom dollar that any funds that are in their treasury rather than your bank account are in the money market turning a profit for them....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-09-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 4,396
Posted By robbeiflex
I went to B&H on my last trip there and found it...

I went to B&H on my last trip there and found it great for hard to find filters, decent stock of film and darkroom supplies, light meters and other accessories. Their stock of used equipment at the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-05-2014
Replies: 1,928
Views: 256,900
Posted By robbeiflex
This one carries quite some critical information....

This one carries quite some critical information. "Marees" is French for tide:

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5600/15264357197_1424466ca3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pfRPAn)
Risques de Submersion!...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-04-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 10,871
Posted By robbeiflex
Here is another shot from my Canon 7D, 24-70 f4...

Here is another shot from my Canon 7D, 24-70 f4 L, and Canon 35R setup. This one is a bit more indicative of the quality I am getting, since it is my usual HP5+ in XTOL 1+1 and therefore a bit more...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-04-2014
Replies: 1,751
Views: 284,837
Posted By robbeiflex
I came across a similar vintage Citroën last...

I came across a similar vintage Citroën last weekend too:

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2949/15415336156_50220806c3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pucCnS)Citroën (https://flic.kr/p/pucCnS) by robsomogyi...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2014
Replies: 280
Views: 14,157
Posted By robbeiflex
My M6 is the one I always revert to. It's the one...

My M6 is the one I always revert to. It's the one I take most often, always keep loaded, and the only one I'll take if I have to travel light. Over the years its go-to lens has varied between 50s and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-29-2014
Replies: 121
Views: 11,720
Posted By robbeiflex
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3860/15175951947_4f...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3860/15175951947_4f5839e2fc_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/p83HMV)Elephants (https://flic.kr/p/p83HMV) by robsomogyi (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-28-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,191
Posted By robbeiflex
I would go even further and commend Stephen for a...

I would go even further and commend Stephen for a valuable change to the website. As a user of the classifieds for selling I found it annoying to have my ad on the main site for a short period of...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-27-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 10,871
Posted By robbeiflex
Hi David, I take one shot per 35mm frame, then...

Hi David,

I take one shot per 35mm frame, then move the film and take the next shot. I can do a roll in about 5 minutes, with the alignment of the film in the repro stand and the flash recycle time...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-26-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 10,871
Posted By robbeiflex
Funny this should come up now. A couple of weeks...

Funny this should come up now. A couple of weeks ago I picked up a Canon 35R reproduction accessory, and some flash brackets, and I attached them to my 7D and 24-70 f4 Macro. I set it up on my tripod...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-13-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,121
Posted By robbeiflex
I upgraded to Pro as soon as I realised both how...

I upgraded to Pro as soon as I realised both how good the software is, and that it is a small family run independent operation. Such companies, if they are to survive and continue providing us the...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 09-11-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 2,952
Posted By robbeiflex
Great video, thanks for the tip. Rob

Great video, thanks for the tip.
Rob
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-09-2014
Replies: 176
Views: 24,162
Posted By robbeiflex
Yes, or why not call it M-F(ilm)? On second...

Yes, or why not call it M-F(ilm)? On second thought, maybe not such a good idea.

Maybe they're abandoning their Germanic roots for French and launching the M-Argentique?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-22-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,200
Posted By robbeiflex
How about a step-up ring then?

How about a step-up ring then?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-20-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 6,642
Posted By robbeiflex
I got a call from the local Leica dealer offering...

I got a call from the local Leica dealer offering a 5% discount on the M. Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on your point of view, I am happy with my recently purchased M-E, and don't have the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-12-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 6,500
Posted By robbeiflex
I mix 5L at a time, and then decant them into 3 x...

I mix 5L at a time, and then decant them into 3 x 1L bottles full and sealed air tight, and one 2L accordion bottle. The failed XTOL was in the accordion bottle which definitely had a good amount of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-12-2014
Replies: 526
Views: 179,666
Posted By robbeiflex
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5589/14713200310_fe...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5589/14713200310_fee3b2cbbd_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oq9ZRq)
!! (https://flic.kr/p/oq9ZRq) by robsomogyi (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-12-2014
Replies: 5,586
Views: 960,425
Posted By robbeiflex
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3835/14899847585_cc...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3835/14899847585_cc6af3fc0e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oGDBzT)
M-E and Coffee (https://flic.kr/p/oGDBzT) by robsomogyi (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Travel 08-12-2014
Replies: 97
Views: 6,444
Posted By robbeiflex
Yes, but the thread already has over 1,600 views,...

Yes, but the thread already has over 1,600 views, which I think is a lot for a relatively new thread in the small community that is RFF. I just tuned in, and I like the recent Copenhagen shots the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-10-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,694
Posted By robbeiflex
One word: Marketing!

One word: Marketing!
Forum: RFF Polls 08-09-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 10,411
Posted By robbeiflex
I'm surprised to find that by roughly equally...

I'm surprised to find that by roughly equally mixing the two I am in quite the minority here. I wonder how this will pan out as the sample gets larger...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-09-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 6,500
Posted By robbeiflex
I have had the same problem with XTOL. Now I test...

I have had the same problem with XTOL. Now I test it before use with a piece of photo paper if it has been more than a couple of weeks since I used it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-09-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 7,030
Posted By robbeiflex
I quite like them, great work and an interesting...

I quite like them, great work and an interesting way to set your work apart. While I'm really happy with our own wedding and kids' baptism photos, I found the digital B&W conversions done for us flat...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-06-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,712
Posted By robbeiflex
I just had a look at mine, and the round glass is...

I just had a look at mine, and the round glass is not visible anywhere once the unit is assembled. I would guess that it fits in between the bulb and the filter drawer, and that you would insert it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-05-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,199
Posted By robbeiflex
I have a Nissin 622 mark II. It has a PC port as...

I have a Nissin 622 mark II. It has a PC port as well as the hot shoe. It works the same way both on my M6 hot shoe and with the cable. In both cases it fires when I push the shutter release, not...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-02-2014
Replies: 205
Views: 25,533
Posted By robbeiflex
Wonderful thread, with some fantastic photos. I...

Wonderful thread, with some fantastic photos. I can't participate, but don't regret it, as I have two wonderful daughters. We often talk about having third though, and who knows, maybe one day. ;-)
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-01-2014
Replies: 8,959
Views: 875,086
Posted By robbeiflex
I also ordered a Canon Duplicator for 35mm film....

I also ordered a Canon Duplicator for 35mm film. I'm going to use it to try digitising my negs with my DSLR.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-01-2014
Replies: 8,959
Views: 875,086
Posted By robbeiflex
Leica Tele-Elmarit M 90mm thin. Made in Canada...

Leica Tele-Elmarit M 90mm thin. Made in Canada like me, and at around the same time, only at my age I'm starting to push the limits of what you would call "thin".
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-31-2014
Replies: 72
Views: 7,242
Posted By robbeiflex
Somewhere between zero and one. I have a friend...

Somewhere between zero and one. I have a friend who has been using the M9 for years and will get one at some point, but he's out traveling somewhere for a few months, which he does often, so I won't...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-04-2014
Replies: 1,751
Views: 284,837
Posted By robbeiflex
Wonderful shot, car, and pose. If there was a...

Wonderful shot, car, and pose. If there was a "Like" button on RFF then I would be clicking on it right now!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-04-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 3,271
Posted By robbeiflex
I've had the SC version and the MC version, and...

I've had the SC version and the MC version, and they are both great lenses. I sold the SC version because I prefer a more modern look. I really liked the MC version but I sold it because I wasn't...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-29-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 7,142
Posted By robbeiflex
Loading in subdued light is an understatement. I...

Loading in subdued light is an understatement. I haven't used this film, although it looks interesting so I might try it. I have rather experienced multiple light leaks with Rollei Superpan 200,...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-28-2014
Replies: 183
Views: 27,158
Posted By robbeiflex
I started with a Nikon digital SLR, and after...

I started with a Nikon digital SLR, and after learning a bit about photography, read an article about FSU cameras and bought a Zorki 4. It got me really into rangefinders but it didn't last long, so...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-25-2014
Replies: 137
Views: 11,663
Posted By robbeiflex
I recently travelled for two weeks with M6, ME,...

I recently travelled for two weeks with M6, ME, and five lenses. It was really nice to fit everything into a small bag. Next time I will take only three or four lenses. When I go out the door I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-25-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 725
Posted By robbeiflex
The best wedding and event photographers I have...

The best wedding and event photographers I have seen are masters at managing the group that is the subject. This skill trumps any mastery of equipment and exposure. Sadly, it is a skill that I have...
Forum: Travel 06-25-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 993
Posted By robbeiflex
Likewise, it's about 2.5 hrs drive each way for...

Likewise, it's about 2.5 hrs drive each way for me, and I have a full day planned plus a business trip to Frankfurt the next day. Sorry.

Surely though, we must have members closer to the Grand...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-21-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 3,614
Posted By robbeiflex
I have an 8800f, and I find it quite good when...

I have an 8800f, and I find it quite good when paired with the betterscanning.com 120 holder and glass. With the stock plastic holder the 35mm results are quite good if you put some time into making...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-20-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,306
Posted By robbeiflex
PS: Where is the poll? ;-)

PS: Where is the poll? ;-)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-20-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,306
Posted By robbeiflex
I'm a leg man...oops, I mean lens man. I've tried...

I'm a leg man...oops, I mean lens man. I've tried a few bodies and settled eventually on the M6 as my favourite, and now use an ME for digital, but could easily change them for others if needed. With...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-20-2014
Replies: 107
Views: 8,001
Posted By robbeiflex
Raid, I travelled with family recently too, but...

Raid,

I travelled with family recently too, but in the opposite direction to Canada, arriving home in Luxembourg three weeks ago. We had a missed flight, and so had to go straight to work on a 6...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-19-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 941
Posted By robbeiflex
I took a few shots with my ME with a yellow...

I took a few shots with my ME with a yellow filter left on the lens by mistake when I swapped lenses with my M6. Surprisingly the auto white balance corrected it enough that I could use the shots...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-15-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 4,806
Posted By robbeiflex
I had a black band on a photo. Did a factory...

I had a black band on a photo. Did a factory reset and it went away. Try this from your menu options first.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-08-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,546
Posted By robbeiflex
Thanks for your views everyone. This largely...

Thanks for your views everyone. This largely confirms to me that the 85mm is the way to go. I thought about a 50mm but I'm looking for more reach and less overlap with my Leica kit. I may still pick...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-06-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,546
Posted By robbeiflex
Hello All, I have a Canon 7D (1.6x crop) with a...

Hello All,
I have a Canon 7D (1.6x crop) with a 24-70 f4 IS as my only lens for it. I am looking for a budget tele for low light / indoors action, and the Canon 85mm f1.8 and 100mm f2 both seem like...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-04-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 5,594
Posted By robbeiflex
I had a "bra" for my Jeep many years ago, which...

I had a "bra" for my Jeep many years ago, which covered the front and had insect netting over the grille. It was really not necessary, but it came with the Jeep and I liked the way it looked so I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-03-2014
Replies: 5,586
Views: 960,425
Posted By robbeiflex
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5079/14153671337_f1...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5079/14153671337_f1c583b87a_c.jpg
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-10-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,728
Posted By robbeiflex
I can't see the 28mm frame lines with neither M-E...

I can't see the 28mm frame lines with neither M-E nor M6 0.72 when I wear glasses.

Cheers,
Rob
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