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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-19-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 886
Posted By NeeZee
I just tried the same and - at least on preview -...

I just tried the same and - at least on preview - it worked fine. I used the 'BBCode' Option in the flickr share menue. Just checked: 'Embed' works as well...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-19-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 886
Posted By NeeZee
Could you give an example of a thread where HTML...

Could you give an example of a thread where HTML is switched on and also of what you insert to post a picture?
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-11-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 3,497
Posted By NeeZee
Hmm, that comes across as slightly conceited if...

Hmm, that comes across as slightly conceited if you ask me. Maybe you didn't understand the context under which they were influenced by your decisions?

Whatever - has anyone developed any photos,...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-02-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 2,678
Posted By NeeZee
Are those IOS Apps? I know Apple is big in the...

Are those IOS Apps? I know Apple is big in the U.S. but the worldwide Android market share is almost 90%. 'Pocket Light Meter' is the only one I could fiind in the PlayStore. The App I use is just...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,075
Posted By NeeZee
I came back from holidays in Croatia a few weeks...

I came back from holidays in Croatia a few weeks ago, shooting with my fuji xe1 as well as a few rolls of agfa precisa in various film cameras. While I really like the jpg'so out of the xe1 they...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-14-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,254
Posted By NeeZee
Well, a Leica II does not have the slow shutter...

Well, a Leica II does not have the slow shutter speed dial on the front. Looks like an update to Leica III.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-12-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 2,925
Posted By NeeZee
Another thing that give these away as fakes...

Another thing that give these away as fakes immediately is the fact that it would be "XI. Olympische Spiele" in German (without the n's).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-10-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By NeeZee
Could also have to do with the speed of the...

Could also have to do with the speed of the inversions. I once got something similar when I was trying to do the inversions really slowly. I guess that way there's much more developer flowing where...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-23-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,586
Posted By NeeZee
From memory I'd say you have 1. and 2. right. You...

From memory I'd say you have 1. and 2. right. You could always have a look at the manual to verify it, though: http://www.butkus.org/chinon/konica/konica_c35/konica_c35.pdf
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 08-22-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,834
Posted By NeeZee
And in this forum they talk about an inner thread...

And in this forum they talk about an inner thread of 18.5mm for the Tessar.

http://www.hobbyphoto-forum.de/t9950f35-Zeiss-Ikon-Taxona.html
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 08-22-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,834
Posted By NeeZee
Did a search in German and found this:...

Did a search in German and found this:

http://photobutmore.de/vintagephoto/filter/Aufsteckdurchmesser.htm

Seems to be a 24mm slip-on ("Aufsteck") type. No idea if that's true, though. I'd measure...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-19-2016
Replies: 363
Views: 25,216
Posted By NeeZee
Leica IIIf (the best) Voigtländer Vito III...

Leica IIIf (the best)
Voigtländer Vito III (beautiful and well made - best folder ever)
Robot II (great design and very cute)
Diax II (favourite fixed lens RF)
Zeiss Ikon Contaflex II (bad reputation...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 08-14-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 7,068
Posted By NeeZee
Somehow I can't imagine how a telephoto shot of a...

Somehow I can't imagine how a telephoto shot of a topless couple on the beach is not either creepy or very cliché, most likely both. Might be a matter of taste though - I've never seen any 'street'...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-14-2016
Replies: 126
Views: 9,241
Posted By NeeZee
I would add the AGFA Ambi Silette as THE RF...

I would add the AGFA Ambi Silette as THE RF camera system bargain. On German ebay they usually go for about 30€ with the brilliant 50mm solinar. The camera has a great finder with selectable frame...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-03-2016
Replies: 220
Views: 16,103
Posted By NeeZee
I agree that people are taking more pictures than...

I agree that people are taking more pictures than ever - it has become so easy. Don't know about caring less about them, though. Today a lot of people do some sort of post processing (applying...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-02-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 1,830
Posted By NeeZee
Looks strange indeed. If it's nothing physical on...

Looks strange indeed. If it's nothing physical on the negative then the only thing I have seen that causes dark smears is bad fixer. As you used fresh one and the pattern does not look like it at...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-11-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 3,071
Posted By NeeZee
I love the Summaron f3.5 35mm on my IIIf. Very...

I love the Summaron f3.5 35mm on my IIIf. Very compact and a good performer if in good condition. You'll need an external finder then of course.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 07-08-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,668
Posted By NeeZee
I bought a used XE-1 one year ago after shooting...

I bought a used XE-1 one year ago after shooting only film (and the occasional snapshot with my phone). What can I say, I still shoot film most of the time - I'am convinced by now, though that it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-29-2016
Replies: 64
Views: 4,511
Posted By NeeZee
M Leicas are all fake - screwmount Leicas are...

M Leicas are all fake - screwmount Leicas are real :rolleyes:
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-04-2016
Replies: 149
Views: 11,967
Posted By NeeZee
How about this...

How about this one?

http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-wiki.de/images/6/6e/AF-C1.jpg

For a simple life without having to think about stressful things like lenses or metering ;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-22-2016
Replies: 243
Views: 19,235
Posted By NeeZee
Since when are SLRs cool? They all look the same...

Since when are SLRs cool? They all look the same and black out every time you want to take a photo. :rolleyes:
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-12-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,826
Posted By NeeZee
If you're willing to drop the medium format...

If you're willing to drop the medium format requirement too and any square fomat would be ok, there were a couple of low spec 24x24mm cameras shooting on ordinary 35mm film. That would mean 3 times...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-11-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,826
Posted By NeeZee
To be honest I don't really get this. Why do you...

To be honest I don't really get this. Why do you need precise RF focusing if you want poor image quality? And why would you shoot medium format then? Most folders are quite good if not broken but you...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-08-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By NeeZee
And that was ISO 1600...

And that was ISO 1600...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-08-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By NeeZee
As I said I only ever developed B&W film myself...

As I said I only ever developed B&W film myself so unfortunately I can't tell what went wrong.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-08-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By NeeZee
Never tried developing C-41 myself but I have...

Never tried developing C-41 myself but I have shot Portra at 800 with normal development and it shouldn't look that grainy and soft at all - especially not in daylight.

This is one example exposed...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-08-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,301
Posted By NeeZee
I have a Vito III as well and use it a lot. Never...

I have a Vito III as well and use it a lot. Never had to adjust the RF and I can't find anything online but as Brett said, it is very similar to the Prominent whose RF adjustment is covered here:...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-01-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 10,277
Posted By NeeZee
Recently bought a 35mm f3.5 Summaron for my IIIf...

Recently bought a 35mm f3.5 Summaron for my IIIf - already loving it!

My Mum and my daughter, shot on Tri-X, developed in D-76 1+1.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5781/23483562394_1011525cac_c.jpg...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-20-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 5,221
Posted By NeeZee
I've got a perfectly clean 1936 Summar whose...

I've got a perfectly clean 1936 Summar whose front element looks to have been coated post war and it's a MUCH better lens than a collapsible Summicron with slight "cleaning marks" I used to own. Of...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 11-30-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3,204
Posted By NeeZee
Looks great! Never tried large format, but it bet...

Looks great! Never tried large format, but it bet it's fun. Happy shooting!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-16-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 15,704
Posted By NeeZee
I'm always amazed when I hear about prices for...

I'm always amazed when I hear about prices for slide film and E6 development elsewhere. In Germany you can still get Agfa Precisa (rebadged Fuji Provia 100 nowadays) for about 4€ a roll at the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-15-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 15,009
Posted By NeeZee
- SLR's (except my Contaflex IV) - everything...

- SLR's (except my Contaflex IV)
- everything autofocus
- sticky leaf shutters on nice old cameras
- TLR's (the flipped view drives me insane...)
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-02-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 52,843
Posted By NeeZee
Well, technically Voigtländer stopped producing...

Well, technically Voigtländer stopped producing cameras in 1971, but kidding aside I always liked what Cosina did with the Bessa series, although I never owned any of them (a couple of their Skopar...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-17-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 4,910
Posted By NeeZee
I'm still trying to resist getting into the Diax...

I'm still trying to resist getting into the Diax models with interchangeable lenses. Thanks for reminding me of them ;)
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-17-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 4,910
Posted By NeeZee
Some sharpening in the last one, none in the...

Some sharpening in the last one, none in the first two. The Scanning software does some sharpening though, I think. I'm using an Epson V700 with the standard software. These were just quick scans at...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-17-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 4,910
Posted By NeeZee
Here are some photos. Love the lens! The only...

Here are some photos. Love the lens! The only problem was the hood - it vignettes (cropped the black edges away). I guess it was built for the Xenar version which has a smaller front element. Well, I...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-16-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 4,910
Posted By NeeZee
I bought a set of proper screwdrivers a few...

I bought a set of proper screwdrivers a few months ago and started cleaning the viewfinders of my vintage cameras - it made a huge difference every time, the Diax is no exception... I still leave...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-16-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 4,910
Posted By NeeZee
Roger, do you have any information if the Heligon...

Roger, do you have any information if the Heligon lenses in the Retina (50mm) and the Diax (45mm) are exactly the same design just labeled with different focal lengths?

Looks like the Diax-Heligon...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-16-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 4,910
Posted By NeeZee
Diax II with Rodenstock Heligon 45/2

Just wanted to introduce you to my latest acquisition: a German Voss Diax II fixed lens RF camera from the early 1950s. It came with a Rodenstock Heligon lens (the rarest variant of an already...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-13-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 2,712
Posted By NeeZee
Hard to tell the reason tbh. Some look...

Hard to tell the reason tbh. Some look overexposed, others like lens flare. From my experience with a lot of old cameras single specks of dust, single scratches or even dirt on the lens elements (no...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-27-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4,116
Posted By NeeZee
Some more photos - the Contaflex is really...

Some more photos - the Contaflex is really becoming a favourite. I bought the original push-on hood and I'm looking for the 35mm Pro-Tessar...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-26-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,286
Posted By NeeZee
Never had a Ricohflex but from a Japanese camera...

Never had a Ricohflex but from a Japanese camera produced in the mid to late 50s I'd expect that a standard release cable should fit. Just search for "cable shutter release" on ebay or if there's a...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-25-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 13,229
Posted By NeeZee
I wear an electronic watch. That's all I could...

I wear an electronic watch. That's all I could check. Still love rangefinders.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-19-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4,116
Posted By NeeZee
Well, being in Germany definitely helps when you...

Well, being in Germany definitely helps when you like cameras by Zeiss, Voigtländer etc. I go to flea markets about every other weekend and this is the 2nd great find in one month (a vitomatic III cs...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-19-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4,116
Posted By NeeZee
Thanks, Vic. Great bargain, indeed.

Thanks, Vic. Great bargain, indeed.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-19-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4,116
Posted By NeeZee
Thanks Brett, appreciate your input. Actually I...

Thanks Brett, appreciate your input. Actually I did those tests already because I read about it in an older thread (think that was your post, as well). I think this one has most likely been serviced...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-19-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4,116
Posted By NeeZee
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3741/19201401154_4b...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3741/19201401154_4bc2e75e01_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/vfLcAA)bild003 (https://flic.kr/p/vfLcAA) by Thomas Niesenhaus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-19-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4,116
Posted By NeeZee
Back to SLR with a Contaflex IV

Hi there,

I just wanted to share with you my latest acquisition. Got a Contaflex IV for 15€ on the flea market yesterday. Condition is really nice: working selenium light meter, compur shutter...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-16-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,954
Posted By NeeZee
People who buy a Leica are more likely to pay for...

People who buy a Leica are more likely to pay for a CLA? - that's just my guess. I have a IIIf that I bought used 7 years ago and it's still going strong. Never had a problem although I ve been using...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-11-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,121
Posted By NeeZee
Best post in this thread...

Best post in this thread...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-29-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,016
Posted By NeeZee
Lenses longer than 50mm are for voyeurs... still...

Lenses longer than 50mm are for voyeurs... still kinda impressive.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-18-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 4,170
Posted By NeeZee
For those googling and wondering why a junior...

For those googling and wondering why a junior tennis player has bought a rolleiflex - the correct name is Michael Reichmann. Typical case of mixing up the German ei and ie by native English speakers...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 06-11-2015
Replies: 221
Views: 34,301
Posted By NeeZee
If you are OK with a camera using software to...

If you are OK with a camera using software to calculate your exposure, monitor your battery, record and store your pictures etc. then why on earth would distortion correction be a problem? To me that...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-09-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 2,127
Posted By NeeZee
I shoot the current Agfa Precisa a lot which...

I shoot the current Agfa Precisa a lot which seems to be relabled Provia 100. As I only scan and not project nowadays I tend to expose exactly at box speed using an incident meter whenever possible....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-09-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,674
Posted By NeeZee
Simply repeating what's already documented...

Simply repeating what's already documented elsewhere is the concept of the internet. Where have you been the last two decades? ;)
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-07-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,589
Posted By NeeZee
Virtually all prewar 6x6 folders or TLR's will...

Virtually all prewar 6x6 folders or TLR's will have a lens with the character you're describing. From my experience the state of the camera and lens is MUCH more important than being a 3- or...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 05-21-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,912
Posted By NeeZee
Interesting cameras. Did some research and as far...

Interesting cameras. Did some research and as far as I can tell all models before the 36 used the Karat cartridge - have to read up on them some more. Thanks.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 05-21-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,912
Posted By NeeZee
Thanks. Yeah, I'm aware of this type of camera...

Thanks. Yeah, I'm aware of this type of camera (have a Revue 35CC, which is a relabeled Chinon Bellami, nice camera), but as you said: not really what I'm looking for.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,990
Posted By NeeZee
if you think you ever shot a keeper on any medium...

if you think you ever shot a keeper on any medium you have to work on your editing ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-20-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,530
Posted By NeeZee
Run a roll of slide film through it (meter...

Run a roll of slide film through it (meter carefully) and use the shutter speeds you typically use. If you get correctly exposed pictures, just continue using it. On the other hand, if there are more...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 05-19-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,912
Posted By NeeZee
A question for 35mm folder experts

I've been into 35mm folders (1930s-1950s) lately. What I'd like to know:

Which non-RF folders apart from the Retina Ia (which is a great camera by the way) have a combined film advance/shutter cock...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-14-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,236
Posted By NeeZee
...and you must be aware that talking about your...

...and you must be aware that talking about your "teenage austerity" sounds a bit unconvincing if you can afford to destroy that Leica ;)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-14-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,236
Posted By NeeZee
I don't get why you want to downgrade the best...

I don't get why you want to downgrade the best camera every built to digital, but FWIW the summaron is the better deal than the elmar at similar used prices. Condition is everything with old lenses,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-13-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4,143
Posted By NeeZee
I don't know about the unused thing but it seems...

I don't know about the unused thing but it seems to be a beautiful camera in great cosmetic condition.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-11-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,088
Posted By NeeZee
I agree - the M5 comparison is a bit harsh on the...

I agree - the M5 comparison is a bit harsh on the 928. The M5 looks like a modern SUV: fat and ugly indeed...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-11-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,088
Posted By NeeZee
Always preferred the Porsche 356 series (a.k.a...

Always preferred the Porsche 356 series (a.k.a 'Barnacks') to that soulless modern crap ;)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-09-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,365
Posted By NeeZee
I have the 25mm snapshot skopar and it's...

I have the 25mm snapshot skopar and it's brilliant. I'm using it on IIIf and it suits the barnacks really well. Zone focussing works really well - to be honest, it's hard to get anything out of focus...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-08-2015
Replies: 1,112
Views: 240,685
Posted By NeeZee
summar on IIIf loaded with agfa precisa slide...

summar on IIIf loaded with agfa precisa slide film:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7766/17241613519_df39f41e5a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/sgzM1B)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/sgzM1B) by NeeZee102...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-05-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,059
Posted By NeeZee
I think there's a clear difference between...

I think there's a clear difference between adjusting (contrast, colors) and manipulating (composing a new picture in the post process) and I also believe that this difference is still widely accepted...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 05-04-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 4,263
Posted By NeeZee
AF speed or precision?

AF speed or precision?
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-01-2015
Replies: 186
Views: 12,070
Posted By NeeZee
Bought an X-E1 as my first digital camera about 6...

Bought an X-E1 as my first digital camera about 6 months ago. I like the camera but I'm not using it much. Shooting a lot of film with my IIIf at the moment, though :).

That said, I really think the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-01-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 7,958
Posted By NeeZee
What i like most about Leica is that they are...

What i like most about Leica is that they are still producing high quality film cameras (MP, MA - not that I could afford one but I would be tempted if I could). Regarding their digital offerings...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-30-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 4,095
Posted By NeeZee
I think many people who get into photography more...

I think many people who get into photography more seriously in the digital age are seeking for something that distinguishes their photos from the compact digicam/smartphone pictures their friends...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-28-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 977
Posted By NeeZee
Most of this looks longer than 90mm at a first...

Most of this looks longer than 90mm at a first glance. Using telephoto lenses is not really a strength of RF's but if you don't like SLR's - why not? I think it doesn't matter much for landscape...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 04-18-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 5,084
Posted By NeeZee
Well, Lomo probably helped keeping film...

Well, Lomo probably helped keeping film affordable and available. I just wish they wouldn't promote cross processing (a.k.a 'the film crowd's HDR') because it's a waste of beautiful slide film and I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-14-2015
Replies: 126
Views: 8,739
Posted By NeeZee
If I were Leica CEO I'd have my IIIf serviced for...

If I were Leica CEO I'd have my IIIf serviced for free.
Forum: RFF Polls 03-01-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 49,993
Posted By NeeZee
Now that's interesting! Would probably be...

Now that's interesting! Would probably be 1/250th, f5.6, ISO400 for me. Preferably on Tri-X.
Forum: Olympus RF 01-14-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,216
Posted By NeeZee
yep, i've got 2 of them and it works on both.

yep, i've got 2 of them and it works on both.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-14-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,517
Posted By NeeZee
As others have said I don't think color...

As others have said I don't think color photography is "simpler" than BW at all. It adds another compositional aspect which is hard to get right. That's why you see many beginners converting their...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-07-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 3,885
Posted By NeeZee
Would you consider a scale focusing P&S instead...

Would you consider a scale focusing P&S instead of AF? I find them a lot quicker to shoot when using direct flash. The Konica C35 EF3 or an Olympus XA2 with A11 flash attached are two examples. Even...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-05-2015
Replies: 316
Views: 103,859
Posted By NeeZee
Got an X-E1 a few weeks ago (my first digital...

Got an X-E1 a few weeks ago (my first digital camera) and wanted a lens in the 35-40mm range (35mm equivalent that is). Read really bad things about corner smearing etc. when mounting wide angle M...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-01-2015
Replies: 89
Views: 54,325
Posted By NeeZee
Thanks very much for the latest tutorial on BW...

Thanks very much for the latest tutorial on BW conversion! Although I'm using Gimp and not Photoshop it was very useful - especially your explanation and parameters of the unsharp mask. Getting much...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-22-2014
Replies: 392
Views: 67,154
Posted By NeeZee
Uhm, I never decided not to get a digital Leica....

Uhm, I never decided not to get a digital Leica. It's not like everytime there's a new camera on the market I have to decide not to buy it in order not to buy it, I just don't buy it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-21-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 837
Posted By NeeZee
well, the photo is a bit too small to really see...

well, the photo is a bit too small to really see what look you're talking about, but I would suspect that a distinct look might have to do with the half frame format. That in combination with a 1960s...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-18-2014
Replies: 188
Views: 34,036
Posted By NeeZee
I voted 75mm because this is what a 50mm lens...

I voted 75mm because this is what a 50mm lens becomes on an APS-C sensor and I always found that terribly useless...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-05-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 3,373
Posted By NeeZee
looks like a cool way to present your work....

looks like a cool way to present your work. enjoyed the video. thanks!
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-26-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 96,562
Posted By NeeZee
My bet is Lomo will eventually sell all these...

My bet is Lomo will eventually sell all these corroded sensor Leicas as "the digital equivalent of expired film". Going to be a steal at only 15000$ a piece...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-09-2014
Replies: 407
Views: 72,336
Posted By NeeZee
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3947/15485277731_e8...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3947/15485277731_e859abd6e2_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/15485277731/)
surreal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/15485277731/) by...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-09-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,641
Posted By NeeZee
That's what I thought, too. I like the concept,...

That's what I thought, too.
I like the concept, but visually the old and modern photos are a bit too far apart to connect them as someone who's not involved. I find the idea to reshoot with a model...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-08-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,875
Posted By NeeZee
I've read about the close focusing adapters, too....

I've read about the close focusing adapters, too. With my IIIf I never found the 1 meter minimum distance limiting but who knows - probably that little digital wonder will change the way I shoot, so...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-08-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,875
Posted By NeeZee
Thanks to all for the quick replies! Think I...

Thanks to all for the quick replies!
Think I might go with a cheap adapter to test it. I've read about the focus peaking but never saw it in action. Does it make sense to use it when the lens is...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-08-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,875
Posted By NeeZee
Thanks, very encouraging indeed. Do you guys have...

Thanks, very encouraging indeed. Do you guys have experience with LTM adapters for the NEX? There are really cheap ones on ebay, are they worth checking out? I don't wanna go the two adapter route as...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-06-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,875
Posted By NeeZee
Thanks, I might just go for it. The only reason...

Thanks, I might just go for it.

The only reason I'm still pondering is, that I'm not sure I'm gonna enjoy the digital experience at all. This will be my first digital camera not built into a...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-06-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,875
Posted By NeeZee
Sounds good. If the internet talk about the 5N...

Sounds good. If the internet talk about the 5N giving better results with these lenses is actually true, that is ;)
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-06-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,875
Posted By NeeZee
NEX 3N and 25mm Snapshot Skopar

Anyone tried that combination?

I could get a 3N used for next to nothing (<100€) and thought I might give it a try for fun. I heard that the NEX 5N gives better results than the first gen 3 or 5...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-01-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 7,157
Posted By NeeZee
Thanks Everyone! Looks like there are some...

Thanks Everyone!

Looks like there are some alternatives, will do some research.

Re Leica I(c): I know the RF-less Leicas are very compact but I'm really interested in exploring the alternative...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-29-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 7,157
Posted By NeeZee
Good point. But as I really don't like to shoot...

Good point. But as I really don't like to shoot in square format, it would have to be a Royal 36 and the going prices of that one are a bit to steep for me considering it's "just for fun".

I don't...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-29-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 7,157
Posted By NeeZee
1950s compact interchangeable lens cameras

I really like cameras from the 1940s/1950s with a Leica IIIf being my main shooter. Lately I'm considering an even more compact (smaller than the IIIf that is) interchangeable lens camera from that...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-26-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,623
Posted By NeeZee
Or just use a Zorki or Fed - some are cheap...

Or just use a Zorki or Fed - some are cheap enough not to care...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-26-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,623
Posted By NeeZee
Dunno, but I'd just try one of...

Dunno, but I'd just try one of these:
http://netzspielzeug.de/images/product_images/popup_images/3324_0.jpg

You could also paint it black for stealth mode :)

Seriously, I used my IIIf in light to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-26-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 3,390
Posted By NeeZee
no thread for girls obviously ;) But well, I'm a...

no thread for girls obviously ;)

But well, I'm a film guy but I scan my negatives.
And I'm not a collector guy but my camera collection grows.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-25-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 3,388
Posted By NeeZee
Mine is a 1936 lens. It's very clean and the...

Mine is a 1936 lens. It's very clean and the front element had been coated some time.

I prefer to use it between f4.5 and f9 and I don't find it soft at all at these apertures. I always use a hood....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-22-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 4,549
Posted By NeeZee
Oliver Baker - the Oskar Barnack of the digital...

Oliver Baker - the Oskar Barnack of the digital age. Already got the same initials ;). Seriously though, that looks like a lot of fun although I fear it might mean an increase in film M prices, just...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-18-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By NeeZee
Just found this old...

Just found this old thread:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=104391
Scrolling down a bit you see the names of a few dual focal length P&S cameras which might be worth...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-18-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By NeeZee
Your best bet would be one of the zoom lens P&S,...

Your best bet would be one of the zoom lens P&S, I'm afraid (most 1990s models from the big manufacturers are quite decent but also quite slow at 50mm). Some of the early AF ones had a 40mm lens...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-15-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,327
Posted By NeeZee
Just checked with my Summar: minimal blockage,...

Just checked with my Summar: minimal blockage, hardly noticable. Summicron collapsible blocks quite a bit more, Summitar should be in between. As I never use the Summar without a hood, though, the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-04-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 3,335
Posted By NeeZee
If you're doing street work outside the light...

If you're doing street work outside the light often doesn't change too much between shots. Often it is enough to take one or two incident light meterings (eg. sun and shadow) and you're good to go...
Forum: Olympus RF 09-01-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,850
Posted By NeeZee
I own an XA with an A16 flash and it works...

I own an XA with an A16 flash and it works flawlessly but I encountered the same problem you have with quite a few old integrated flash cameras as well as older external flash units. I'm no camera...
Forum: Other RF 08-05-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 12,366
Posted By NeeZee
The Ricoh 500GX is one of my favourite f2.8...

The Ricoh 500GX is one of my favourite f2.8 models. But I think there are slower lens versions of all the makers discussed here and condition is far more important than brand with cameras that age.
Forum: Other RF 08-05-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 12,366
Posted By NeeZee
The Revue 400SE aka Vivitar 35ES is not a bad...

The Revue 400SE aka Vivitar 35ES is not a bad camera (I've got both). Only difference is that the Vivitar has a better finder - the one in the Revue distorts quite a bit. Really good lenses on these...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-02-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 5,860
Posted By NeeZee
Congrats to your purchase! I wouldn't worry...

Congrats to your purchase!

I wouldn't worry because of the dust as it usually has close to zero effect on image quality. Haze or a lot of scratches are a different thing.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-31-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,884
Posted By NeeZee
I use it on my IIIf when I shoot 50mm. While it's...

I use it on my IIIf when I shoot 50mm. While it's not that accurate (you'll always get more on the negative - esp. on the left and right hand side of the frame) you can be pretty sure that everything...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2014
Replies: 89
Views: 5,859
Posted By NeeZee
The "Leidolf Lordomat" - always makes me laugh as...

The "Leidolf Lordomat" - always makes me laugh as it sounds so German.

Another fav is the "Petri Computor 35" - great font used on the name as well, the future looked so much better in the 70s:...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-17-2014
Replies: 260
Views: 57,895
Posted By NeeZee
I only have a IIIf which I love. Lately I'm using...

I only have a IIIf which I love. Lately I'm using it as a scale focus camera mainly with the Snapshot Skopar. The only thing that drives me nuts is rewinding the film - takes ages (longer than...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-07-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 6,593
Posted By NeeZee
The only really cheap portable options would...

The only really cheap portable options would probably be either classic folders or TLRs. Both of them usually come with 50mm equivalents. The "modern" Plaubel Makina has a fov of about 40mm in 35mm...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-26-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,857
Posted By NeeZee
marketing stunt? good thing they provided the...

marketing stunt?
good thing they provided the serial numbers - instant collectibles ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 2,543
Posted By NeeZee
This. And as for the camera just jumping the...

This.

And as for the camera just jumping the bokeh wagon - with this technology it should also be easy to create images with infinite DOF as all the information is there.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-20-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 3,194
Posted By NeeZee
I like it. Looks like a snap of someone's nan at...

I like it. Looks like a snap of someone's nan at a birthday party or something. I'd agree with the 28mm (maybe even 24).
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-12-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 8,103
Posted By NeeZee
On German ebay the f3.5 Summaron in LTM seems to...

On German ebay the f3.5 Summaron in LTM seems to go for about 200€ (~160-170 pounds) recently. The only cheaper option would be the Jupiter-12, but they are a bit hit and miss (I know there are good...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-07-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 2,052
Posted By NeeZee
I shot 2 rolls of the new APX100 recently. The...

I shot 2 rolls of the new APX100 recently. The old one was one of my favourites. That said, the new one doesn't seem to bad and here in Germany the biggest drug store chain offers it for a very good...
Forum: RFF News 04-06-2014
Replies: 269
Views: 132,478
Posted By NeeZee
This is a great forum! Just one thing I can...

This is a great forum!

Just one thing I can think of: As I shoot film exclusively (I think many people on here still do) I'd like to have an 'ignore' function not only for users but for whole...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-03-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 5,148
Posted By NeeZee
This. I've been shooting a few hundred films with...

This. I've been shooting a few hundred films with my iiif over the last 6 years or so. Always using scissors to cut the film. After a few times I even stopped counting holes, just roughly estimating....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-27-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,714
Posted By NeeZee
the fast fuji superias (800 and even more so...

the fast fuji superias (800 and even more so 1600) have some nice grain.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-16-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 851
Posted By NeeZee
Dunno but a quick Google Search brought me there:...

Dunno but a quick Google Search brought me there: http://photos.simark.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/watameter-rangefinder-instructions.pdf

Doesn't sound too complicated...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-02-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,083
Posted By NeeZee
At least on German ebay they are not really rare...

At least on German ebay they are not really rare and similar setups seem to go for 30-50 Euros there. So, not a bad deal if it works... kinda ugly, though, if you ask me ;)
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 02-27-2014
Replies: 576
Views: 145,272
Posted By NeeZee
First one with my new 35t - love that little...

First one with my new 35t - love that little camera!

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2846/12816434785_6725ec581b_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12816434785/)
Untitled...
Forum: Off Topic 02-14-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 6,161
Posted By NeeZee
When I did my 10 months service in the German...

When I did my 10 months service in the German Army, we had the 'G3' - don't know whether it was a Canon or a Panasonic though...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-10-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 4,774
Posted By NeeZee
I used both lenses on my IIIf. The J-12 is an ok...

I used both lenses on my IIIf. The J-12 is an ok lens, it was a good deal when they went for around 30$. Nowhere near the Skopar in resolution or sharpness. Kinda soft below f5.6. I didn't mind the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-07-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 6,389
Posted By NeeZee
A Rollei 35 with a Tessar lens.

A Rollei 35 with a Tessar lens.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-07-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,218
Posted By NeeZee
Rodenstock also has some filters in 34mm. I...

Rodenstock also has some filters in 34mm. I bought one of these for my summar: http://www.kaiser-fototechnik.de/en/produkte/2_1_produktanzeige.asp?nr=17734
Works fine.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-07-2014
Replies: 99
Views: 7,809
Posted By NeeZee
I photograph to test the old crappy gear I buy...

I photograph to test the old crappy gear I buy all the time...
Just kidding, on a good day I do it for a better understanding of what's happening around me. And there's a documentary aspect to it, as...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-06-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,082
Posted By NeeZee
I second the SBOOI recommendation. Best 40€ I...

I second the SBOOI recommendation. Best 40€ I ever spent. Transformed my IIIf from the prettiest camera on the shelf to my main picture taker...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-06-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 6,398
Posted By NeeZee
My IIIf red dial syncs at 1/50 with the sync dial...

My IIIf red dial syncs at 1/50 with the sync dial set to 20. For lower speeds I have to set it to 0. It's easy to test without film, though: Remove the lens put a white piece of paper where you...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-28-2014
Replies: 136
Views: 12,393
Posted By NeeZee
Fuji on a roll? Since they ditched Neopan it has...

Fuji on a roll? Since they ditched Neopan it has been mostly "Ilford" on my rolls - seems as if they are not speaking my language after all... Sorry, couldn't resist - their digital offers look...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 21,098
Posted By NeeZee
price was 7,50€ for two films, i think.

price was 7,50€ for two films, i think.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 21,098
Posted By NeeZee
The one I bought in a drugstore here in...

The one I bought in a drugstore here in Karlsruhe, Germany last week has exp. date 4/2015.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-14-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 13,789
Posted By NeeZee
To be fair, I'm also seeing rollei 35t's going...

To be fair, I'm also seeing rollei 35t's going for about 20€ in seemingly nice condition on German ebay lately. I think used prices for fixed lens film cameras and bodies withou lenses (except Leica...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-13-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 13,789
Posted By NeeZee
btgc, this is one of my main complaints with this...

btgc, this is one of my main complaints with this camera as well. The second one is the lens - it's mediocre at best - and the third one the fact that the aperture wheel has no click stops and so you...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 01-02-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 7,227
Posted By NeeZee
...and if you don't like folders and insist on...

...and if you don't like folders and insist on having a rangefinder, the Braun Super Paxette might be the only option more compact than a barnack...

here's a nice rff thread of someone getting into...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 01-02-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 7,227
Posted By NeeZee
The problem is that a 50mm lens will always make...

The problem is that a 50mm lens will always make a 35mm camera less compact because the lens has to be (physically) longer. That said, there are a few really compact 35mm folding cams with 50mm...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-15-2013
Replies: 75
Views: 6,496
Posted By NeeZee
Been asking myself that question for years now....

Been asking myself that question for years now. Refering to cameras, not straps, though...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-03-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 3,802
Posted By NeeZee
Give me technical flaws in a photograph anytime...

Give me technical flaws in a photograph anytime (didn't notice them in this case either) but this is just a rather boring picture imo. Doesn't tell me anything and i feel like i've seen it a hundred...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-21-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 6,446
Posted By NeeZee
So, maybe worn out from all the WW2 reenactments...

So, maybe worn out from all the WW2 reenactments it had to go through since the 70s?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-18-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,001
Posted By NeeZee
The only manual advance autofocus compacts I can...

The only manual advance autofocus compacts I can think of are the first autofocus cameras sold in the late 70s or very early 80s like the Konica C35 AF but all of these have fully automatic exposure...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-18-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 3,223
Posted By NeeZee
Depends on the topic. Valuable info about film...

Depends on the topic. Valuable info about film cameras, darkroom techniques etc. will remain valuable whereas rumor threads for the newest digital thingy will be useless once that thing is for sale....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-13-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,749
Posted By NeeZee
I've been using a IIIf as my main camera for a...

I've been using a IIIf as my main camera for a few years now and tried some 50mm lenses along the way. If you go vintage Leitz, care more about the condition than the name. I used to own a...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 11-10-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,568
Posted By NeeZee
Don't know, but shouldn't that info be in the...

Don't know, but shouldn't that info be in the manual?

http://www.butkus.org/chinon/olympus/olympus_pen_ees-2/olympus_ees-2.htm
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-08-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 923
Posted By NeeZee
I have pushed quite a few rolls of tri-x to 1600...

I have pushed quite a few rolls of tri-x to 1600 in d-76 stock and i think the suggested time is way too short. my procedure is 3 agitations per minute for 11 minutes and then 3 minutes stand - at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-04-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 3,160
Posted By NeeZee
strangely enough the leica iiif (my main camera)...

strangely enough the leica iiif (my main camera) is the only film camera i own, I never had problems with loading or opening too early after rewinding...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-04-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 3,160
Posted By NeeZee
Not sure that ever happened to me - I'm rather a...

Not sure that ever happened to me - I'm rather a specialist when it comes to rewinding only half of the film and then open the back because I think I heard or felt the film slipping out of the...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-29-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 3,779
Posted By NeeZee
might also be a reflection (shopping window or...

might also be a reflection (shopping window or something).
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-29-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 3,779
Posted By NeeZee
Just started to experiment with longer exposures...

Just started to experiment with longer exposures too - not in bright sunlight though. As Raid said, 1/8 or 1/4 would be a good starting point for shutter speeds. Depends a bit on the type of motion...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-23-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 3,741
Posted By NeeZee
tones are great indeed but i think you could...

tones are great indeed but i think you could achieve less grain (if you want that) by reducing the temperature to about 19 degrees and adjust times accordingly. rodinal works best on the colder side...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-19-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,698
Posted By NeeZee
You can get an idea what these models go for...

You can get an idea what these models go for here: http://collectiblend.com/Cameras/Leitz/Leica-I-Mod-A-%285-digits-Number%29.html

Condition is probably worse than 'C' and I'd suspect the fact that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-06-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 5,592
Posted By NeeZee
just pushed a roll of tri-x to 1600 in d-76 STOCK...

just pushed a roll of tri-x to 1600 in d-76 STOCK for 14 minutes and the results were quite ok if you don't mind some grain. your time seems way too short, indeed.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-03-2013
Replies: 65
Views: 4,553
Posted By NeeZee
Dunno, but I'd definitely sell that car and buy...

Dunno, but I'd definitely sell that car and buy more cameras.
Forum: Off Topic 09-16-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 17,083
Posted By NeeZee
Maybe after 4 pages it's time for a summary of...

Maybe after 4 pages it's time for a summary of the findings so far - just so new readers save some time:

polanski likes old leicas and young chicks, warhol forced his gay asexuality on everyone and...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-14-2013
Replies: 103
Views: 38,251
Posted By NeeZee
some more - quiberon, bretagne with leica iiif...

some more - quiberon, bretagne with leica iiif and agfa precisa

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34108/med_U34108I1379200342.SEQ.0.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-13-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,452
Posted By NeeZee
a) a good friend gave me 2 nice old film cameras...

a) a good friend gave me 2 nice old film cameras as a gift last year as he knows i still use them. that was really cheap - should i feel guilty now?

b) am i the only one who doesn't give a sh*t...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-10-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,330
Posted By NeeZee
Nikon F? Doesn't that thing have advance/rewind...

Nikon F? Doesn't that thing have advance/rewind levers and a back door? Totally wimpy...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-10-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,330
Posted By NeeZee
Thanks again everyone! As some of you said, I...

Thanks again everyone!
As some of you said, I just really want to try an FE I think, so I'll just wait for a good deal on one. I might be able to get a working black body at around 50€. The...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-09-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,330
Posted By NeeZee
I know, that's why I'd prefer one of the earlier...

I know, that's why I'd prefer one of the earlier (mid 70s to early 80s) models. And I wouldn't mind some minor plastic/rubber parts - i'm not expecting 'all metal' as in 'leica IIIf' :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-09-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,330
Posted By NeeZee
Yeah, i considered the xd5 as well - they usually...

Yeah, i considered the xd5 as well - they usually go for about 20-30€ on German ebay. Never seen one in black, though (i know I'm a bit picky here ;) ). And yes, the lenses are really cheap - going...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-09-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,330
Posted By NeeZee
And just to make it clear: Handling the Nikon F3...

And just to make it clear: Handling the Nikon F3 made me considering an SLR again, but I don't really want one of them. I liked my FM better (simplicity at its finest, no awkward flash mount or...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-09-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,330
Posted By NeeZee
Thanks a lot for all the replies so far! Some...

Thanks a lot for all the replies so far! Some very interesting thoughts and recommendations, indeed. Never heard of the Mamiya Z series before - nice looking cameras - does anyone else have an...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-09-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,330
Posted By NeeZee
Specific SLR choice

So here is one for you SLR experts.

I'm pretty happy with my RF's, with my beloved Leica IIIf in particular, I still think it's the best camera ever made, but...

... being just back from vacation...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-28-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 3,754
Posted By NeeZee
Awww, come on - everyone knows that the Pentacon...

Awww, come on - everyone knows that the Pentacon Six is THE reliable workhorse in medium format photography only let down by its low quality Zeiss optics. Or was it the other way round? ;)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-28-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 3,754
Posted By NeeZee
So here is the REAL Top 20: 1. Leica IIIf 2.-6....

So here is the REAL Top 20:

1. Leica IIIf
2.-6. Olympus XA,XA1,XA2,XA3,XA4
7. Nikon FE
8.-15. Konica POP in black, white, yellow, blue, red, pink, olive, green
16. Pentacon Six TL
17. Vivitar...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-28-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 5,122
Posted By NeeZee
Well, loading film and setting the film counter...

Well, loading film and setting the film counter should be very similar to a screwmount leica. maybe you should just give it a try - looks like a simple robust design, don't think you would break...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-27-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,092
Posted By NeeZee
The easiest would be a camera with AF, auto...

The easiest would be a camera with AF, auto exposure and motorized film transport (or digital of course). A scale focus model might be ok, too, but then you still have to operate the advance lever....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-19-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,297
Posted By NeeZee
Well, I wouldn't pay more than 20$ for any of the...

Well, I wouldn't pay more than 20$ for any of the Russian lenses mentioned above to be honest but they are easier to find in Germany, I guess. If you are from the U.S., how about trying a free 'want...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-19-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,297
Posted By NeeZee
By the way, i think your choice of camera was...

By the way, i think your choice of camera was pretty good, but I'm biased because I just love the old screwmounts. I use a Leica IIIf as my main camera.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-19-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,297
Posted By NeeZee
Never got the impression that getting LTM lenses...

Never got the impression that getting LTM lenses is that hard. What focal lengths are you looking for? For anything wider than 50mm I'd recommend the cosina voigtländer offerings (modern lenses which...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-19-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,105
Posted By NeeZee
Looks more like a light leak, I'm afraid. Not too...

Looks more like a light leak, I'm afraid. Not too fresh fixer used in development has lead to a similar effect in one of my films once, but that's unlikely to affect just one frame. If it was the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-15-2013
Replies: 65
Views: 7,027
Posted By NeeZee
Leitz lenses are infamous for their softness....

Leitz lenses are infamous for their softness. Just send them to me and buy that Sony thing...

Seriously though, use lenses created for the mount of your camera for the best results. So the M would...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-14-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 3,906
Posted By NeeZee
Thanks for this. Actually I just shot a roll of...

Thanks for this. Actually I just shot a roll of APX100 today that I'm going to develop in Rodinal 1+50 tomorrow. Seems as if my usual 15 minutes for normal contrast situations correspond to these...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-13-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 1,893
Posted By NeeZee
Not sure anyone can really give you good advise...

Not sure anyone can really give you good advise (or 'expert opinion') there because eventually it's up to you if you want to shoot digital or film. All I can say from my personal experience is that I...
Forum: Other RF 08-11-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 9,126
Posted By NeeZee
the taxona with a tessar lens is probably your...

the taxona with a tessar lens is probably your best bet unless you want to check out cameras with rapid cassettes (they can easily be loaded with 35mm film and there are quite a few 24x24 square...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-10-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 2,665
Posted By NeeZee
I personally don't find the older (40s-50s) 50mm...

I personally don't find the older (40s-50s) 50mm lenses too different in the way they draw. (I know others will disagree). Most of them are sharp enough but lower contrast. If you really want...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-10-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 584
Posted By NeeZee
That's correct. In German it's referred to by...

That's correct. In German it's referred to by "IIIf mit roten Kontaktzahlen' meaning 'IIIf with red sync numbers'. Don't know where the 'red dial' translation comes from (maybe leitz themselves?) but...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-08-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,539
Posted By NeeZee
never happened with mine but i remember reading...

never happened with mine but i remember reading that the glass element with the brightlines is of circular shape, thus it may rotate when not sitting 100% tight. should be fixable - someone on here...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-07-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,591
Posted By NeeZee
very good advice here - except i think with this...

very good advice here - except i think with this camera you can only cock the shutter (and fire) when film is loaded which makes testing the shutter a bit more difficult...
Forum: Digital Compacts 07-30-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 7,970
Posted By NeeZee
i don't like (d)slr's either, but one of the new...

i don't like (d)slr's either, but one of the new consumer grade canon or nikons fitted with a fast zoom lens might be worth considering. not really aesthetic but practical and more versatile than the...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-27-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,663
Posted By NeeZee
keep in mind that not having been used for...

keep in mind that not having been used for decades is a good thing for a camera's outer appearance but often not so good for the mechanical inside. i agree you should have the camera and lenses...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-27-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,026
Posted By NeeZee
you should be careful if you're going for the...

you should be careful if you're going for the J-9. focus on mine was way off when not using it on russian cameras and i read that this is a common problem with this lens because the threads of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,667
Posted By NeeZee
As others said: don't buy a hazy lens. My first...

As others said: don't buy a hazy lens. My first lens on my IIIf was a hazy, scratched coll. summicron and the perfectly clean haze- and scratch-free summar with coated front element that I own now...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-23-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,949
Posted By NeeZee
i agree that shooting film gets people interested...

i agree that shooting film gets people interested but on the other hand it often distracts from the photos and you end up getting compliments for the process ('wow, you developed those by yourself?')...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-21-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 3,462
Posted By NeeZee
I've got a P6 TL with various lenses, too. It's...

I've got a P6 TL with various lenses, too. It's ugly but if it works it's great. Haven't shot a lot of MF lately, though. And I always prefer photos taken by cameras to photos taken of cameras.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-05-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,012
Posted By NeeZee
The autofocus in 80s/90s p&s cameras is too slow...

The autofocus in 80s/90s p&s cameras is too slow for sports except you are talking chess here ;) One with scale focusing and automatic exposure like the Trip sounds like the better idea. There are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,370
Posted By NeeZee
nice thread. in winogrand's time they called it...

nice thread.
in winogrand's time they called it 'snapshot aesthetics' i think.
this is one of mine:

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6113/6421923339_6857819b7f_z.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-29-2013
Replies: 85
Views: 8,475
Posted By NeeZee
Really disappointed - thought they would finally...

Really disappointed - thought they would finally release a IIIf with advance and rewind levers and now it's one of those digital things again. lame...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-24-2013
Replies: 103
Views: 38,251
Posted By NeeZee
just back from my first trip to rome - great...

just back from my first trip to rome - great place!

all pictures taken with leica iiif - skopar 25/4 and tri-x, an orange filter was used for the first 3...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-13-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,627
Posted By NeeZee
There are of course hundreds of cameras,...

There are of course hundreds of cameras, especially with 35mm lenses, but it looks as if you're considering a high end/luxury compact. In this class of camera the Leica Minilux comes to my mind (has...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-09-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2,426
Posted By NeeZee
Thank you very much! Looks like a tight fit but...

Thank you very much!
Looks like a tight fit but it could work.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-07-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2,426
Posted By NeeZee
A bit bigger than what I had in mind but still...

A bit bigger than what I had in mind but still very nice and a compact solution when carrying a bit more (my iiif + 2 lenses + filters + lightmeter). Never bought a camera bag and now i think I need...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-07-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2,426
Posted By NeeZee
thanks godfrey - i remember my gf has one of...

thanks godfrey - i remember my gf has one of these soft pouches for her dslr. i'll look into these.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-07-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2,426
Posted By NeeZee
A modern bag for the Leica IIIf

As I'm taking my Leica IIIf everywhere lately, I need a bag/case for it. I got the original never ready case but
a) I can't trust it, as the leather is really worn out
b) It doesn't work with a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-03-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 4,619
Posted By NeeZee
Used to own one of these too. Mine flared much...

Used to own one of these too. Mine flared much more due to scratches and slight haze - so yours looks ok. I've got a perfectly clean coated summar now and it's a better performer (except wide open)...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 05-02-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 13,784
Posted By NeeZee
Nice thread. I like taking photos when i'm drunk...

Nice thread.
I like taking photos when i'm drunk enough to not care who or what i'm taking photos of anymore but still sober enough not to fall over while doing it. this one was taken on a festival...
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