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Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 02-13-2017
Replies: 193
Views: 46,318
Posted By Filzkoeter
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/qvzln6362mpo0f...

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/qvzln6362mpo0fv/DSC03809c1.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/cqvcpg3i77ethek/DSC03807c1.jpg


A7 + Sony FE 28mm f2.0 (sweet lens!)
Forum: Photo Software 12-20-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 5,596
Posted By Filzkoeter
Capture One has by far the most realistic looking...

Capture One has by far the most realistic looking and behaving grain I've seen in an emulation.

5 different grain patterns, all are based on the tones in the picture and all are tweakable with...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-03-2016
Replies: 249
Views: 107,480
Posted By Filzkoeter
https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5464/31392997485_3f2...

https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5464/31392997485_3f208b1eb1_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PQ6jrk)

5cm f1.5 Jupiter-3 at around f2.0 on A7 :)
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-25-2016
Replies: 387
Views: 81,189
Posted By Filzkoeter
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/74627717/photo...

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/74627717/photos/XPRO9616c1.jpg

Xpro1 + LensTurbo II + Nikon 50mm 1.8E at f2.8 (the LTII + this lens are a great match!)
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-17-2016
Replies: 387
Views: 81,189
Posted By Filzkoeter
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/74627717/photo...

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/74627717/photos/XPRO8709c1.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/74627717/photos/XPRO8696c1.jpg

Xpro1, Nikon Series E 50/1.8 at ~f2.5 on LensTurboII
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-13-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2,305
Posted By Filzkoeter
I happen to like the ~40mm equivalent focal...

I happen to like the ~40mm equivalent focal length (but I can't really stand 50mm lenses).

IMO the 27mm is a gem, it's basically free of CAs and fringing, has almost no distortion (even when left...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-11-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2,305
Posted By Filzkoeter
How about a used 27/2.8 pancake? You can get one...

How about a used 27/2.8 pancake? You can get one for under 200€, it's tiny and great optically (_very_ sharp and almost no distortion). And it's a ~42mm equivalent lens :)
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-16-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,673
Posted By Filzkoeter
The correction profiles are written into the raw...

The correction profiles are written into the raw files and nearly every raw converter applies them automatically (in LR you can't even turn it off). That's the case for the aps-c sensor...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-21-2016
Replies: 107
Views: 21,501
Posted By Filzkoeter
There are rumors that it will come this year...

There are rumors that it will come this year (http://www.fujirumors.com/rumor-fujinon-xf23mmf2-will-come-this-year-even-before-the-120mmf2-8/) :cool:
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-20-2016
Replies: 724
Views: 202,632
Posted By Filzkoeter
Hi, I'm using the CanonEF version + adapters....

Hi, I'm using the CanonEF version + adapters. Before I bought the LTII, I had a cheaper "Camdiox" branded one (which seems to be the same as the Roxsen/RJ ones). The LTII is much better optically,...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-17-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 2,258
Posted By Filzkoeter
War Photographer...

War Photographer (http://www.war-photographer.com/)

!!!
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-16-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 2,258
Posted By Filzkoeter
Seen it, liked it, worth watching :)

Seen it, liked it, worth watching :)
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-06-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,287
Posted By Filzkoeter
I would try to clean it with some electronic...

I would try to clean it with some electronic cleaner spray applied to a small brush. This stuff evaporates quickly and is great for cleaning stuff like buttons. Apply it around the button, let it...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-01-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,328
Posted By Filzkoeter
I'm using a 18mm which is quite fast and snappy....

I'm using a 18mm which is quite fast and snappy. A friend of mine just bought a 27mm and I tried to compare both in focusing (in low light). I felt that the 27mm was a tiny little bit snappier, but...
Forum: RFF News 02-01-2016
Replies: 107
Views: 9,368
Posted By Filzkoeter
This this this, so much this :bang: ok, it's 19%...

This this this, so much this :bang:

ok, it's 19% VAT... and it's + another 18% (or so) if the value exceeds 150€ (item + shipping)
You even have to pay the import taxes for (real) gifts, they want...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-10-2016
Replies: 51
Views: 6,607
Posted By Filzkoeter
I've got a X-E1, but it's more or less the same...

I've got a X-E1, but it's more or less the same camera minus the hybrid finder.





Honestly, it's a nice camera. AF is ok (even in low light), shutter lag is non-existent (from half pressed...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-06-2016
Replies: 232
Views: 23,849
Posted By Filzkoeter
It's basically the economies of scale. There are...

It's basically the economies of scale. There are fixed costs (like for example the development/research/initial programming, moulds, etc.). They're the same, no matter how many units the company...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 12-31-2015
Replies: 73
Views: 6,306
Posted By Filzkoeter
The depth of field/focus is different on both, so...

The depth of field/focus is different on both, so its unfair to compare the details in the background... but here are two center crops at 100%, minimal sharpening, both files same settings + auto...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 12-30-2015
Replies: 73
Views: 6,306
Posted By Filzkoeter
I suspected it, as LR from my experience is...

I suspected it, as LR from my experience is really bad with x-trans raws. It turns fine details into mush & artefacts.
I'd love to play with the raw a little bit in capture one :)
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-29-2015
Replies: 232
Views: 23,849
Posted By Filzkoeter
I've read somewhere that it will be similar to...

I've read somewhere that it will be similar to the X100T in that regard, with the possibility to display a magnified evf focus view window somewhere in the ovf window.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-29-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,042
Posted By Filzkoeter
Haha, great combination, I've gone the exact same...

Haha, great combination, I've gone the exact same way now... also a xe1, but in my case with the 18 f2 ;)

I'm mighty tempted by the 35 f2... but I'm not really a 50mm equivalent person (and I've got...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-10-2015
Replies: 824
Views: 84,188
Posted By Filzkoeter
Wasn't his family like filthy rich so that...

Wasn't his family like filthy rich so that Bresson actually never had to work at all? I don't think he is such a good example ;)
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 12-04-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 10,329
Posted By Filzkoeter
Basically it should be possible. Shoot a color...

Basically it should be possible. Shoot a color chart. Convert the raw to dng, duplicate it, change the copy's exif with something like exiftool so its "uniquecameramodel" parameter says "Fujifilm...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 11-29-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 10,329
Posted By Filzkoeter
Classic Chrome (homebrew) Lightroom Profiles for X-Pro1, X-E1 & X100 !

Hi guys and gals :)

I want you to try my homebrewed "Classic Chrome" camera profiles for Lightroom :D

Put them in your "User -> Appdata -> Roaming -> Adobe -> CameraRaw -> CameraProfiles" folder...
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-27-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 4,115
Posted By Filzkoeter
Yes, there is some lag between the full press of...

Yes, there is some lag between the full press of the shutter and the actual release, even with fully manual legacy lenses (on the X-E1... but the XPro1 is essentially the same camera when it comes to...
Forum: Lomography 11-25-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 6,257
Posted By Filzkoeter
It is an original russian design... funny fact:...

It is an original russian design... funny fact: the original Russar is the design the Aviogon/Biogon/Super-Angulon lenses were based on ;)
This makes the Russar the grandfather of all symmetrical...
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-21-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 4,115
Posted By Filzkoeter
Zuikos + focal reducers on X Fujis are a great...

Zuikos + focal reducers on X Fujis are a great combination. The lenses are small, have nice performance & focal reducers are shorter then bare adapters for SLR lenses.
I'm actually in a very similar...
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-08-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 3,133
Posted By Filzkoeter
I just bought a new X-E1 as my very first digital...

I just bought a new X-E1 as my very first digital camera, and what a great camera it is! I think I'm even focusing faster with the focus peaking (even without magnification) then with my M2. I guess...
Forum: Photo Software 11-08-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,811
Posted By Filzkoeter
I'm not sure if they will be shown in B&W in your...

I'm not sure if they will be shown in B&W in your LR library. I don't know if LR uses the RAW as preview or the embedded preview picture (which should be B&W when shooting in B&W mode).
With "Set...
Forum: Photo Software 11-08-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,811
Posted By Filzkoeter
That's easy to do. Shoot RAW with B&W mode...

That's easy to do. Shoot RAW with B&W mode selected, so you'll get your B&W preview picture.
In Ligthroom: open a M8 file, set your B&W settings you want for every M8 picture, click on the "Develop"...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-31-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 5,911
Posted By Filzkoeter
If you care for end results and not for fancy...

If you care for end results and not for fancy names on your lens and you are on a budget: go for Voigtländer and don't look back.
Best bang for the buck in modern M-mount lenses.

35 2.5 Skopar:...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-23-2015
Replies: 2,011
Views: 605,344
Posted By Filzkoeter
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5734/22425445611_9e...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5734/22425445611_9e5c78cda9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/AaEgFZ)

Rolleicord V, Xenar, wide open, HP5 @ 800 in HC110.

This lens can be quite harsh in its...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-22-2015
Replies: 72
Views: 43,102
Posted By Filzkoeter
When your viewing lens is clean and you have a...

When your viewing lens is clean and you have a mint mirror, the plain glass screens aren't even that dark (in my opinion). Ok, it get's hard to see the corners in dim light interiors at night... but...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-22-2015
Replies: 72
Views: 43,102
Posted By Filzkoeter
Brightness and focusing snap work against each...

Brightness and focusing snap work against each other. I tried a RB67 screen (the A one, which are supposed to have the best 'snap') in my Cord once and found it horrible. Yes, it was nice and...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-21-2015
Replies: 1,159
Views: 416,309
Posted By Filzkoeter
Again the Weltur, again wide open...

Again the Weltur, again wide open :)

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5701/22172986640_831c64d19a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/zMmmr7)

HP5 at 800 in HC110 H
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-19-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,941
Posted By Filzkoeter
Welta Weltur 6x9. If it is like the 6x6 version I...

Welta Weltur 6x9. If it is like the 6x6 version I own: sturdy as hell, die-cast-body, unit-focusing, (uncoated) CZJ Tessar or Schneider Xenar lenses in Compur shutters, coupled & combined...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-19-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 5,310
Posted By Filzkoeter
So it is at least a Tessar type (or a triplet,...

So it is at least a Tessar type (or a triplet, but that's even more unlikely being a wide-angle lens). The Tessar formula isn't well suited to be wide angle, it would propably fit the mention that it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-19-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,910
Posted By Filzkoeter
Wes Anderson - The Grand Budapest Hotel Much...

Wes Anderson - The Grand Budapest Hotel

Much eyecandy and very unique because it was completly filmed in a 1 point perspective.

I also very much enjoyed Jeunet's movie Amélie
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-18-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 5,310
Posted By Filzkoeter
That's exactly my point :) Imagine you are a...

That's exactly my point :)
Imagine you are a forger of Leica fakes. What would you do to make some money?
a) Open your drawer full of Industar lenses, change the engravings to resemble a 50mm Elmar...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-18-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 5,310
Posted By Filzkoeter
I'm still not sure why someone should put so much...

I'm still not sure why someone should put so much work into faking a 3,5cm Elmar, as there are no off-the-shelf parts available to built one.

For the same amount of time and work a forger could...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-18-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 5,310
Posted By Filzkoeter
Maybe it's some kind of really early post-war...

Maybe it's some kind of really early post-war black market lens, cobbled together from different Elmar parts someone found at the Leitz storage?

Germany was in ruins, people wanted to have something...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-17-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 5,310
Posted By Filzkoeter
I don't really think it's a fake, at least not...

I don't really think it's a fake, at least not one built from russian parts:

a) the distance scale faces the right way (the numbers are facing the other way on russian Elmar-style lenses).
b) the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-14-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 3,424
Posted By Filzkoeter
That's usual with people not experienced with...

That's usual with people not experienced with Compur-Rapid shutters ;) yours is propably fine.
When changing from 1/200 to 1/400 you activate a booster spring...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-12-2015
Replies: 172
Views: 33,571
Posted By Filzkoeter
Hi Nikos, that's my picture :) It was shot with...

Hi Nikos, that's my picture :)
It was shot with the f3.5 version of the Novar wide open (at minimum focus of 90cm).
Sure, Novars are not Tessars, but they aren't soft lenses (when clean und well...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-09-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 7,931
Posted By Filzkoeter
Shoot at 400 and try it for 11-12 minutes in...

Shoot at 400 and try it for 11-12 minutes in dilution H, agitation 30 sec. + 2-3 agitations every minute :)


Back to the thread: Once I had also the rest of a bottle of Rodinal that just died on me,...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-30-2015
Replies: 1,159
Views: 416,309
Posted By Filzkoeter
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/675/21661113719_d03...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/675/21661113719_d03b70a512_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/z17SrV)

Ikonta A 521 with coated Novar 75/3.5 on HP5 in Rodinal
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-29-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,275
Posted By Filzkoeter
I believe the opening/closing of the blades is so...

I believe the opening/closing of the blades is so fast that effectively nothing of it is recorded (at least at closed apertures or slower speeds, as the time the shutter takes to open and to close is...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-27-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,271
Posted By Filzkoeter
Struggling with scale focusing your folder? Try this...

I know that some people here like to shoot scale focusing folders... and I know that it's not always easy to judge the distance right.

I played with some depth-of-field/field-of-view calculators and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-19-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 6,123
Posted By Filzkoeter
Ok, I haven't shot any CHS 100 II yet. But you...

Ok, I haven't shot any CHS 100 II yet. But you have to consider, there was the "Adox CHS 100" and there's now the "CHS 100 II".
You propably will find many statements about the first "CHS 100" which...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-15-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 2,714
Posted By Filzkoeter
It's not "Adox" but "Fotoimpex" CHM 100/400....

It's not "Adox" but "Fotoimpex" CHM 100/400. According to Mirko Böddecker (CEO of Adox/Fotoimpex) it is a film very similar/identical to Kentmere 100/400 produced by Harman/Ilford for Fotoimpex. They...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-14-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,063
Posted By Filzkoeter
First of all: the Erconas Tessar is absolutly...

First of all: the Erconas Tessar is absolutly great. Very sharp lens with great resolution, if everything is rigid and well adjusted, you'll get some great results with it. Stop down to about f8 -...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-14-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 3,755
Posted By Filzkoeter
Angle of view from a 105mm on 6x9 = 45mm lens on...

Angle of view from a 105mm on 6x9 = 45mm lens on 35mm film.

Rigidity, lens board parallelism, a good pressure plate and good adjustments (lens correctly shimmed, as intended from the manufacturer......
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-13-2015
Replies: 172
Views: 33,571
Posted By Filzkoeter
Show off your 120 folder!

I've searched and searched, I've gone through this whole forum... there's no 'show your folding camera' thread.

Let's change this :cool:

I want to see your 120 folders!

My 'new' and probably last...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-08-2015
Replies: 1,159
Views: 416,309
Posted By Filzkoeter
Zeiss Ikon Ercona & Tessar 105/3.5, wide open,...

Zeiss Ikon Ercona & Tessar 105/3.5, wide open, scalefocus, HP5

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/564/21069456149_736eee7925_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/y6Qtgk)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-30-2015
Replies: 1,048
Views: 136,789
Posted By Filzkoeter
modern Ferrari in front of Berlin's oldest still...

modern Ferrari in front of Berlin's oldest still standing church (built around 1200).

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/578/20820301149_d788a6b1a2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xHPuat)

(Zeiss Ercona 6x9...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-30-2015
Replies: 1,159
Views: 416,309
Posted By Filzkoeter
from the first roll with my "new" Zeiss Ikon...

from the first roll with my "new" Zeiss Ikon Ercona with 105/3.5 Tessar :cool:

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/578/20820301149_d788a6b1a2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xHPuat)

f5.6 on tmax100 in hc110....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-08-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 3,115
Posted By Filzkoeter
Missing hinge successfully replaced with a DIY...

Missing hinge successfully replaced with a DIY part :cool:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/74627717/camerastuff/rollcordhinge.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-07-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,457
Posted By Filzkoeter
Everything simply goes down the drain since I'm...

Everything simply goes down the drain since I'm not processing industrial quantities with tons of waste ;)
Somewhere I've once read the statements of a chemist, even normal non-industrial quantities...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-06-2015
Replies: 182
Views: 18,801
Posted By Filzkoeter
self-made hotrod bicycle, found in...

self-made hotrod bicycle, found in Berlin

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/74627717/randomfotos/R060815_04.jpg

Rolleicord V & Tri-X
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-06-2015
Replies: 189
Views: 20,877
Posted By Filzkoeter
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/405/19559313943_b3a...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/405/19559313943_b3a50f7d02_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/vNoAAK)
Rolleicord V (Schneider Xenar 75/3.5 wide open) & Tri-X
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-06-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,697
Posted By Filzkoeter
Here's the most recent data-sheet (it's in...

Here's the most recent data-sheet (it's in German, just scroll down to the developers + times list): http://www.macodirect.de/download/Rollei_RPX_400_dt.pdf

(there's also other interesting stuff in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-02-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,706
Posted By Filzkoeter
I think I've never had a single LTM lens that...

I think I've never had a single LTM lens that lined up at exactly 12 o'clock, they were always a little bit offset (lining up either around 11 or 1 o'clock). I'm talking about Leica lenses, Jupiters,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-31-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 3,115
Posted By Filzkoeter
worst thing: not knowing what to expect from a...

worst thing: not knowing what to expect from a Xenar, so I can't really judge its performance...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-31-2015
Replies: 2,011
Views: 605,344
Posted By Filzkoeter
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/405/19559313943_b3a...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/405/19559313943_b3a50f7d02_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/vNoAAK)

Arnaud, Busker, Berlin.

Rolleicord V - wide open on TriX in HC110
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-29-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 3,115
Posted By Filzkoeter
works even after my brutal straightening...

works even after my brutal straightening ;)

~f5.6
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/74627717/randomfotos/R290718_05.jpg
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-28-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 3,115
Posted By Filzkoeter
Well, there was this up & down tilting motion I...

Well, there was this up & down tilting motion I couldn't get rid of (and I think I threw my focus off in some shots)... and since I was bored today.......
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-28-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 3,115
Posted By Filzkoeter
...it works! And looks fine to my eyes...

...it works! And looks fine to my eyes...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-27-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 3,115
Posted By Filzkoeter
naaah kay, I kinda like the weight of the cord...

naaah kay, I kinda like the weight of the cord and especially the right hand focusing, feels comfortable (though I've never used a flex).
I'll put my first roll through it today, let's see if I...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-25-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 3,115
Posted By Filzkoeter
And I've got only 2 shims left after reassembling...

And I've got only 2 shims left after reassembling the camera :D (I guess they were for the "Abschlusskasten", the lensboard-cover). But since its upper mounts were slightly bent towards the camera I...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-25-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 3,115
Posted By Filzkoeter
Look how nice I've done the clearance of the...

Look how nice I've done the clearance of the lensboard-cover at infinity :cool: (without shimming it :D )

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/74627717/camerastuff/cordvclearance.jpg
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-24-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 3,115
Posted By Filzkoeter
Thanks for your help Hans :) So, I think I'll...

Thanks for your help Hans :)

So, I think I'll assemble it back and run a test roll through it. It's maybe not 100% perfect, but 90-95%. I can always take the front covers off and reshim it if I want...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-23-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 3,115
Posted By Filzkoeter
Thanks Brett :) Yes, I've got the repair-manual...

Thanks Brett :)
Yes, I've got the repair-manual already. I was planning to do exactly what you described, to build some stand with a depth gauge to check the paralellism.
I wasn't sure if it even...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-23-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 3,115
Posted By Filzkoeter
Took the front lens elements out, opened the...

Took the front lens elements out, opened the shutter, exercised it and cleaned the shutter blades with some lighter...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-23-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 3,115
Posted By Filzkoeter
Resurrection of a Rolleicord V

So a couple days ago I bought this Rolleicord V from eBay for the great sum of 37€ and it arrived today.

There's a problem though... I suppose some day quite early in its life, it took a hit to the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-21-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 14,035
Posted By Filzkoeter
pirx70: I've done no prints from the Retropan...

pirx70: I've done no prints from the Retropan negatives, but even projected on the enlarger-board or inspected with a loupe you can see that the grain is as big and coarse as it is on the scans. I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-21-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 14,035
Posted By Filzkoeter
From my tests with the Retropan film, I must say:...

From my tests with the Retropan film, I must say: the tonality is quite nice but the grain is WAY too much for 35mm (and I like grain). It's by far the grainiest film I've ever shot and I don't...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-19-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 4,604
Posted By Filzkoeter
Also, the Tessar was not based on the Cooke...

Also, the Tessar was not based on the Cooke Triplet lens. They look similar but are in fact not related (same for the Leitz Elmar vs. Tessar).
The Tessar evolved from the Zeiss Unar (4 elements, 4...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-18-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 4,604
Posted By Filzkoeter
Now it gets scary! Kostnice Sedlec, Czech...

Now it gets scary! Kostnice Sedlec, Czech Republic (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sedlec_Ossuary).... yes, these are all real human bones...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-18-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 4,604
Posted By Filzkoeter
again Rolleicord II with uncoated Triotar, this...

again Rolleicord II with uncoated Triotar, this time wide opeeen at f3.5

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/74627717/randomfotos/R150718_12.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-18-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 4,604
Posted By Filzkoeter
3 is the divine number - Show us your shots taken with triplet lenses!

"Don't buy a TLR with a triplet lens!!! Those are toys, soft, not able to take sharp pictures, garbage, yadda yadda yadda."

Triplets... looked down upon, misunderstood, nearly no one loves them....
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-17-2015
Replies: 1,179
Views: 447,631
Posted By Filzkoeter
I rediscovered medium format after a long brake...

I rediscovered medium format after a long brake with Leicas.

My beater 'Cord II. Made in 1939 (judging from the lens' serial number).

Bought it a couple of years ago for 25€... had a sluggish...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-13-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,997
Posted By Filzkoeter
I thiiiink the fresnel I used was this one:...

I thiiiink the fresnel I used was this one: http://astromedia.eu/Material-fuer-Selbermacher/OPTI-Media-Fresnel-Linsen/OPTI-Media-Fresnel-Linse-F-51::167.html

60x60mm, 0.3mm thick, 0.2mm spacing of...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-13-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,997
Posted By Filzkoeter
Pherdinand: I just made another check. With...

Pherdinand: I just made another check. With fresnel lens in place and without it.
The focus on the focusing screen is the same for both configurations, checked it several times at 1m, at 3m and near...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-13-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,997
Posted By Filzkoeter
Cheap fix for the Rolleicord's dark focusing screen

So I have a Rolleicord II... great little camera, very nice triplet lens (I'm amazed how sharp it is... even wide open [in the center :D]!)... but the focusing screen is sooooo dark and uneven...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-11-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,049
Posted By Filzkoeter
You are overthinking it. Yesterday my Computrol...

You are overthinking it. Yesterday my Computrol loader (my first film loader ever) arrived, the Watson seems to be a Computrol copy. It's really straight forward:

Open the loader, drop the roll...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-11-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,170
Posted By Filzkoeter
I think I can trash that roll. It's really badly...

I think I can trash that roll. It's really badly fogged and even at iso 6 (in Diafine) it's thin as hell.
Well, it was worth a try :) + it came free with the loader, so nothing's lost.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-10-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,170
Posted By Filzkoeter
Nope. No Kodak 5302 here. It's "Agfa Gevaert S...

Nope. No Kodak 5302 here.

It's "Agfa Gevaert S 140 11103(or 2)7"

Still quite fogged (especially around the sprocket holes). Will cut and toss another ~2m then it should be fine.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-10-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,170
Posted By Filzkoeter
Mystery bulk film

So I bought a Computrol bulk film loader on eBay a few days ago and today it arrived.


Inside were around (I suppose) 15m of film (that's what the rest-film-counter was indicating).
Alright, the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-06-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 12,626
Posted By Filzkoeter
If anyone want's to mess around with a...

If anyone want's to mess around with a flat-full-tone-16-bit-scan:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/74627717/camerastuff/retropan320_EI640_HC110B.tif
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-05-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 12,626
Posted By Filzkoeter
Maybe it is in it's super special foma retro...

Maybe it is in it's super special foma retro developer... I wouldn't call it soft-contrast in normal developers, but I also tend to add contrast in post.


2 stops over, 1 stop over, normal (EI 640),...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-05-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 12,626
Posted By Filzkoeter
Sorry for like the lamest not-leaving-the-house...

Sorry for like the lamest not-leaving-the-house test shots ever ;)

EI 640, HC110 B, 12 minutes, 1 min....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-05-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 12,626
Posted By Filzkoeter
okay, I'm propably the only person on this planet...

okay, I'm propably the only person on this planet testing this film at the moment ;)

EI 640, HC110 B, 12 minutes, agitation: 30 sec. initial + 10 sec. every minute.

Negatives look great, my best...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-04-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 12,626
Posted By Filzkoeter
Diafine test #2, dim light interior at...

Diafine test #2, dim light interior at night.
This time it developed nicely, density of the leader looks ok.

EI 320 and EI 640 look best to me. EI 1250 could also be useable. EI 2500 is off-limits...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-03-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,572
Posted By Filzkoeter
I alternate between 21mm and 35mm (which...

I alternate between 21mm and 35mm (which sometimes feels quite distant). 50mm is long tele territory for me (I also don't like the compressed tele-look which starts with 50mm) ;)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-02-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 12,626
Posted By Filzkoeter
EI 320, HC110, 20°C, 7 minutes, agitation every...

EI 320, HC110, 20°C, 7 minutes, agitation every 30...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-02-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 12,626
Posted By Filzkoeter
both at EI...

both at EI 800:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/74627717/randomfotos/retropandiafine800_2.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/74627717/randomfotos/retropandiadine800_3.jpg

but as I said, I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-02-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 12,626
Posted By Filzkoeter
Test in...

Test in Diafine:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/74627717/camerastuff/retropandiafineteststrip.jpg

but I propably botched the development (I'm very new to Diafine) as the leader is a little...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-02-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 5,892
Posted By Filzkoeter
You are dumping away tons of tones when...

You are dumping away tons of tones when converting to 8-bit. I think the newer gimp versions are capable of 16-bit editing.

Dump the unsharp masking, in my opinion the plustek scanners are more then...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-29-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,733
Posted By Filzkoeter
You are forgiven, welcome back :cool: Couple of...

You are forgiven, welcome back :cool:

Couple of years left with film? Humbug! Maybe the big players like Kodak or Fuji will die a slow death... but let's take a look what happens right now in the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-29-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,408
Posted By Filzkoeter
You have to consider that digital seems to...

You have to consider that digital seems to exaggerate the shift (a film emulsion has depth... a sensor is completly flat). + it's a 16 megapixel crop-sensor... so this is really some massive...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-28-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,408
Posted By Filzkoeter
I use the Nokton 35/1.4 on film, my main-lens...

I use the Nokton 35/1.4 on film, my main-lens next to the 21mm Skopar...

My suggestion: just shoot the damn thing ;) don't think about focus-shifting or whatever. It's more likely that my own...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-28-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 12,626
Posted By Filzkoeter
Oh hi Ricardo, I didn't know you were at RFF...

Oh hi Ricardo, I didn't know you were at RFF :)
How do you like the Retropan film? How would you compare it to other iso400 films (especially the cheaper ones like Kentmere400/RPX400/Fomapan400)?

My...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-26-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,964
Posted By Filzkoeter
Acetic acid is fine as a stop bath... but you...

Acetic acid is fine as a stop bath... but you really don't need it, just use a water.

Fixer: dilute it, keep it in a bottle and reuse it over and over. I reuse fixer as long as it fixes... you can...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-26-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 12,626
Posted By Filzkoeter
Well, I just ordered 17m Retropan. Expect to see...

Well, I just ordered 17m Retropan. Expect to see some samples in Diafine and HC110 next week :cool:
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-26-2015
Replies: 119
Views: 30,049
Posted By Filzkoeter
The NEW APX stuff dries flat. Only tried the 100...

The NEW APX stuff dries flat. Only tried the 100 one cause it was cheap at the local drugstore (something like 3,30€ per roll). It's ok, it works, it's cheap, grain is ok, tonality is ok, contrast...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-26-2015
Replies: 119
Views: 30,049
Posted By Filzkoeter
I haven't compared both, but Mirco Böddecker...

I haven't compared both, but Mirco Böddecker (CEO) from Adox stated several times that it's a tweaked APX100 emulsion. It's even on the German Adox website (but not on the English one):...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-26-2015
Replies: 119
Views: 30,049
Posted By Filzkoeter
Adox calls it Silvermax 100 :rolleyes: Slightly...

Adox calls it Silvermax 100 :rolleyes:
Slightly tweaked Apx100 emulsion made from Agfa stock materials as far as I know.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-23-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 12,626
Posted By Filzkoeter
First real-life shots on Retropan...

First real-life shots on Retropan 320:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157654935188262

It's a pity that this guy only uses a totally low-end-low-resolution "film scanner" on full...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-22-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,704
Posted By Filzkoeter
Were those shot at 1/1000? The slit at the...

Were those shot at 1/1000? The slit at the highest speed is quite narrow, if there's not enough tension on the first curtain (old lubes) it could be too slow (so the slit get's even narrower). The...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-22-2015
Replies: 176
Views: 19,619
Posted By Filzkoeter
I buy 99% of my films and 95% of my chemicals...

I buy 99% of my films and 95% of my chemicals locally :D

-> Fotoimpex store in Berlin
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-18-2015
Replies: 291
Views: 76,267
Posted By Filzkoeter
https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3706/18752066320_9aa...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3706/18752066320_9aab7f370c_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/uz4f1h)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-12-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 12,626
Posted By Filzkoeter
They seem to be available from the Czech Foma...

They seem to be available from the Czech Foma online shop:

http://fomaobchod.cz/cernobilenegativnifilmy/
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-09-2015
Replies: 314
Views: 86,941
Posted By Filzkoeter
Yes, I still use my V500 for digital proof sheets...

Yes, I still use my V500 for digital proof sheets sometimes. I scan directly from the glass (a piece of ANR glass on top of the negatives), two strips of negatives at a time, straight without any...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-09-2015
Replies: 314
Views: 86,941
Posted By Filzkoeter
Do it, it's a great scanner. Also 3600dpi scans...

Do it, it's a great scanner. Also 3600dpi scans are enough with the 8100 (+and really fast in B&W mode); scanning at 7200dpi gives you massive scanning times, massive file sizes and nearly no gain in...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-03-2015
Replies: 1,305
Views: 336,198
Posted By Filzkoeter
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/432/18241068718_f89b...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/432/18241068718_f89b3480e3_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tMUfdN)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-01-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,388
Posted By Filzkoeter
Maybe it's just gummed up. I would put a drop of...

Maybe it's just gummed up. I would put a drop of lighter fluid on a q-tip and try to clean the bearing part to get it loose again.

EDIT: checked mine again, it was spinning more or less freely, but...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-01-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,388
Posted By Filzkoeter
I looked it up on my M2. Mine spins freely if I...

I looked it up on my M2. Mine spins freely if I try to move it with my finger but doesn't rotate when focusing, even if the lens' cam is rotating (tried two CV lenses)
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-31-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 3,085
Posted By Filzkoeter
Sweeeeet, well done! Now I can indeed spot some...

Sweeeeet, well done! Now I can indeed spot some clues... but they are minor and easy to correct :cool:
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-31-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 3,085
Posted By Filzkoeter
No chance, I'm not seeing it (and I'm quite good...

No chance, I'm not seeing it (and I'm quite good at picture manipulation). I didn't find any real clues screaming "this was edited!" ;) (I even downloaded the big size and manipulated the levels too...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-30-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 5,173
Posted By Filzkoeter
Sounds good. I don't know about the wiper though,...

Sounds good. I don't know about the wiper though, I don't really trust them.
I'm using kitchen paper towels (folded several times) or my fingers to wipe of excessive water (or nothing at all)...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-29-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 5,173
Posted By Filzkoeter
Minimum equipment? -complete darkness/changing...

Minimum equipment?

-complete darkness/changing bag
-scissors (you could also rip the film from the roll, if you really want to keep it minimal ;) )
-development tank + reel
-developer of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-29-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,872
Posted By Filzkoeter
For a 21mm, go for the Skopar 21/4... yes, it's...

For a 21mm, go for the Skopar 21/4... yes, it's slow... but it's a great lens on film (I don't know about digital) for a great price (+ it's tiny!). You would have to pay a lot more for not that much...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-29-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 7,343
Posted By Filzkoeter
Mabelsound: That's my bottle, bought last...

Mabelsound:

That's my bottle, bought last year:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/74627717/camerastuff/hc110.jpg

IIt's quite gooey and should be yellow (when fresh).
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-24-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,579
Posted By Filzkoeter
I love how people always overemphasize those...

I love how people always overemphasize those points in a Nokton :p
It's a great lens for people who like to shoot and have a small great lens that's capable of terrific results and doesn't break the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-24-2015
Replies: 64
Views: 8,731
Posted By Filzkoeter
M2 + CV 35/1.4 + CV 21/4.0 (LTM). Sometimes the...

M2 + CV 35/1.4 + CV 21/4.0 (LTM). Sometimes the 21mm lives on my IIIf.

No, I'm not matching either brands, nor periods, nor mounts. I'm using what fits and gives me the best price-performance ratio....
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,579
Posted By Filzkoeter
Great pics full of energy! The Nokton delivers...

Great pics full of energy!

The Nokton delivers :cool: (the Nokton's signature circular wide-open flare in pic 3 works nice).
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-23-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,566
Posted By Filzkoeter
The articles says that he identified 18 cameras...

The articles says that he identified 18 cameras with the horizontal sharkskin pattern (the M3 prototype has it too), most of them IIIc, 2 IIc and 1 Ic. It seems that the horizontal pattern was only...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-22-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 3,961
Posted By Filzkoeter
A practical way to go is using any cheap flatbad...

A practical way to go is using any cheap flatbad capable of scanning film to do quick digital contact sheets at a lowish resolution and then to scan the keepers with a dedicated filmscanner.
I have a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-22-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,219
Posted By Filzkoeter
I have not tried to diassemble my Elmar, but I...

I have not tried to diassemble my Elmar, but I think you can take out the optical cell as a whole.
Points to consider: It could be possible that small parts of the construction were changed over the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-19-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 7,343
Posted By Filzkoeter
Can you still buy this "European HC110"? I've...

Can you still buy this "European HC110"? I've never ever seen a bottle of it anywhere in any store.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-19-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,512
Posted By Filzkoeter
Do you want to use it or do you just want to look...

Do you want to use it or do you just want to look at it? The seal has no meaning to a user.
I broke the L-seal on my M2 myself, otherwise my daily user camera would have been a nice paperweight...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-19-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 3,954
Posted By Filzkoeter
It's no brightline finder, I won't be much better...

It's no brightline finder, I won't be much better then the built in finder.

Keep searching for SBOOIs, sometimes one can get lucky and get a user-grade one for cheaper then the linked finder.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-19-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 7,343
Posted By Filzkoeter
May I ask you why? I never understood the need...

May I ask you why? I never understood the need for the cocktail-shaking-kodak agitation method. :eek:

I just started to try out dilution H with minimal agitation (3 agitations every 3 minutes,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-18-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,199
Posted By Filzkoeter
Yeah, the whole negfix8 is really confusing at...

Yeah, the whole negfix8 is really confusing at first. It took me some time to figure it out (I'm also not that good with computers and especially not with command-window controls).

ColorPerfect and...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-18-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,199
Posted By Filzkoeter
Yes, that's the point why you need a good...

Yes, that's the point why you need a good conversion workflow going. The scans are gamma 1.0 and unsuitable for viewing on screens, they need to be converted to gamma 2.2. But they contain all...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-18-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,199
Posted By Filzkoeter
Yes, it's possible. As Larry said, select the...

Yes, it's possible. As Larry said, select the 48/64bit "HDR" option. But you'll need a good inversion technique for linear raw scanner data to get it look nice... but it is totaly worth it....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-18-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 10,677
Posted By Filzkoeter
My beater IIIf paired with a 21mm Skopar...

My beater IIIf paired with a 21mm Skopar :cool:
Slow speeds are important to me. The flash sync can come in handy sometimes.

Screwmount Leicas are great bodies for ultra-wide angle lenses. Reliable...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-13-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 12,626
Posted By Filzkoeter
Yes, I asked if they could send me any samples...

Yes, I asked if they could send me any samples that were shot on the new film.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-12-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 6,976
Posted By Filzkoeter
21mm lenses are very liberating in that regard :)...

21mm lenses are very liberating in that regard :) They also are splendid environmental portrait lenses.
Well, but even then, I often focus my CV 21/4.0 through the RF; even with such a wide lens an...
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-12-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 2,387
Posted By Filzkoeter
The Elmar is an amazing lens for being over 60...

The Elmar is an amazing lens for being over 60 years old. Mine has no haze and nearly no cleaning marks (only some very faint on the front lens).
I don't know if it's due to a change of light outside...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 12,626
Posted By Filzkoeter
I contacted Foma as soon as I got to know about...

I contacted Foma as soon as I got to know about the new film.

They answered me today. Sheet films and 35mm in bulk will be available soon, possibly before the end of may. But it will take some time...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-11-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 760
Posted By Filzkoeter
Exactly, it's an (original) quickload spool but...

Exactly, it's an (original) quickload spool but without the baseplate part.
Google "Leica quickload kit" and you'll find plenty of pictures what the whole set looks like.

You can basically just drop...
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-11-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 2,387
Posted By Filzkoeter
The first picture (of the double one) is my...

The first picture (of the double one) is my coated Elmar 50/3.5 from 1949, second my multicoated Nokton 35/1.4.
The 21mm one is a Skopar 21/4.0.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-11-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 3,280
Posted By Filzkoeter
If the play really bothers you (it did me with my...

If the play really bothers you (it did me with my M2)... put little strips of electrical tape at the bottom of the door and top behind the door (you can unhinge the door and take it off for that) and...
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-11-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 2,387
Posted By Filzkoeter
Roel: They would fill _exactly_ the same space......

Roel: They would fill _exactly_ the same space... that is, if you put your camera completly level and would shoot a 2-dimensional target. You could see no difference at all. The calculated diagonal...
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-11-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 2,387
Posted By Filzkoeter
They will fill the frame with the subject about...

They will fill the frame with the subject about the same, there will be no significant differences regarding this.

Although there will be a slight difference in pespective. The 35mm will give you a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-08-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,641
Posted By Filzkoeter
Everyone shooting a Leica needs a 50/3.5 Elmar at...

Everyone shooting a Leica needs a 50/3.5 Elmar at some point :D

Compact, cheap as chips, draws beautifully with completly zero distortion. Not the very sharpest lens on the planet (more then sharp...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-08-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 4,994
Posted By Filzkoeter
I paid waywayway less for a quite clean M2 with a...

I paid waywayway less for a quite clean M2 with a similar sluggish shutter (was an easy fix for a very minor CLA).
But I don't know how much more an early DS M3 is worth due some possible...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-06-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 12,626
Posted By Filzkoeter
Interesting curves and it's way less red...

Interesting curves and it's way less red sensitive then the Fomapan400.
I'd love to see some samples (more so in regular developers) :)

Could be a nice fast film with plenty of midtone action.
Any...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-04-2015
Replies: 258
Views: 67,764
Posted By Filzkoeter
Proooopably, but usually pro-shops don't sell the...

Proooopably, but usually pro-shops don't sell the cheap 'drugstore-brand' versions where no one really knows what exact emulsion is inside :D
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-04-2015
Replies: 258
Views: 67,764
Posted By Filzkoeter
21mm lenses do have some weird portrait potential...

21mm lenses do have some weird portrait potential hidden in them :)

https://dl.dropbox.com/s/f8jdqerh87jvew2/Scan-150504-0028.jpg
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-04-2015
Replies: 291
Views: 76,267
Posted By Filzkoeter
around...

around f5.6


https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7787/17206411379_1634f8c02a_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/sdtmDa)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-25-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 6,159
Posted By Filzkoeter
I just tried this with a roll RPX400: HC110...

I just tried this with a roll RPX400: HC110 Dilution H, agitation 30 sec. at the beginning + 3 turns every 3 minutes.
Developed for 15 minutes.
Veeeeeery nice results! Nice tones, nice tight grain,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-24-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 2,438
Posted By Filzkoeter
21 - 35 - 50 I don't really like longer focal...

21 - 35 - 50

I don't really like longer focal lengths and I even don't use the 50 very often.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-24-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,084
Posted By Filzkoeter
It's blue on color film, so it comes propably...

It's blue on color film, so it comes propably from the front.
Since the picture is mirrored on the film, the leak is at the 1/4 of the film gate from right (when looking from behind, where the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-15-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 4,625
Posted By Filzkoeter
Preasph: glows very fast wide open, no...

Preasph: glows very fast wide open, no distortion, expensive price, older
Nokton: nearly no glow wide open, sharper wide open, distortion, cheaper price, newer

Both: same size, same weight, similar...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-14-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 4,625
Posted By Filzkoeter
The Voigtländer 35/1.4 is a nice blend between a...

The Voigtländer 35/1.4 is a nice blend between a modern and a classic lens.

It's tiny, it's well made, wide open it's quite sharp in the center, bokeh can be on the busy side wide open (at medium...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-12-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,204
Posted By Filzkoeter
Post-war Leitz items seem all to have the Germany...

Post-war Leitz items seem all to have the Germany engraving, no matter if export-items or not.
I'm not sure about pre-(/during-)war items.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-11-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 6,487
Posted By Filzkoeter
I don't really understand the sudden XTOL death....

I don't really understand the sudden XTOL death. I have nearly 2 year old mixed XTOL still going strong here... and it was not even stored well.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-11-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 15,959
Posted By Filzkoeter
I wonder that noone mentioned the tiny...

I wonder that noone mentioned the tiny Voigtländer Color-Skopar 35/2.5.
If you can live with f2.5 it should be a great & cheap alternative. That said, I don't have any experience with the 35mm...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-09-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,471
Posted By Filzkoeter
Congratulations :) now you only need to find a...

Congratulations :)

now you only need to find a cheap SBOOI 5cm brightline finder, IMO every Barnack used with 50mm lenses needs one ;)

& maybe a coated post-war Elmar. I also used to use a FED...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-09-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,678
Posted By Filzkoeter
It's no noise, it's grain/dye clouds. Your...

It's no noise, it's grain/dye clouds. Your minolta is simply _much_ more resolving then the Epson.
If you look close, your "noise" is in the exactly same spots on those two scans. It's just much more...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-08-2015
Replies: 5,543
Views: 490,216
Posted By Filzkoeter
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7602/16957191936_9f...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7602/16957191936_9f9df5c6c5_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rQs3od)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-30-2015
Replies: 258
Views: 67,764
Posted By Filzkoeter
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7621/16980811591_6b...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7621/16980811591_6b117f4dda_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rSx6FD)

Drugstore Fuji iso400 color negative film & flare :D
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-29-2015
Replies: 258
Views: 67,764
Posted By Filzkoeter
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8686/16350876744_ac...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8686/16350876744_ac99a802b8_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qUSw11)
M2, LTM 21mm-Skopar & Tmax400
wide open at 50cm
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-27-2015
Replies: 291
Views: 76,267
Posted By Filzkoeter
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8697/16761009760_70...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8697/16761009760_70fbeb5636_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rx7yfU)

around f2.0 - f2.4
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-16-2015
Replies: 291
Views: 76,267
Posted By Filzkoeter
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8600/16835181095_bc...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8600/16835181095_bc72943e20_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/16835181095)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-15-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,355
Posted By Filzkoeter
This hole is also empty on M2, I suppose it's...

This hole is also empty on M2, I suppose it's meant to be like that cause I've got no problems.

Sacrifice a cheap film and run it through with open back, you should see where the problem is. I think...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-11-2015
Replies: 395
Views: 74,193
Posted By Filzkoeter
It's a M2 and a IIIf for me. My only Leitz lens...

It's a M2 and a IIIf for me. My only Leitz lens is an Elmar. I'm happy with my Voigtländer lenses.

<- poor Student
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-09-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 27,963
Posted By Filzkoeter
I use the cheaper version of the Plustek 8200i,...

I use the cheaper version of the Plustek 8200i, the 8100. Main difference: the 8100 has no ICE and it's cheaper (1/2 of the cost). Otherwise it's the same scanner.

It's a great scanner, I love it....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-06-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,229
Posted By Filzkoeter
Collector lenses are for collectors, user lenses...

Collector lenses are for collectors, user lenses are for users ;)

As far as I know it seems to be a rare variant of the Summicron, it might be worth something. If it's worth good money: sell it, let...
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-05-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 12,084
Posted By Filzkoeter
Looking at the Noktons lens diagram, it looks...

Looking at the Noktons lens diagram, it looks more similar to the old 8-element Summicron with some Summilux pre-asph genes thrown in :cool:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-05-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 4,293
Posted By Filzkoeter
I enjoyed reading your Leica diaries. I for...

I enjoyed reading your Leica diaries. I for example really don't like using SLRs or other cameras with TTL viewing. It feels much too restricted for me, it cuts down my "flow" when...
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-05-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 12,084
Posted By Filzkoeter
To show my thesis about Nokton sample variation....

To show my thesis about Nokton sample variation. I did a quick test (on film) a couple of hours ago:

Nokton 35/1.4 on Leica M2, focused at...
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-05-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 12,084
Posted By Filzkoeter
I also had no focus problems with my Nokton (MC),...

I also had no focus problems with my Nokton (MC), although the shift is existent.
I think there's sample variation between different Noktons and Jonmanjiros seems to be slightly backfocused wide...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-04-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 6,822
Posted By Filzkoeter
The Nokton is a nice lens, I love mine... but it...

The Nokton is a nice lens, I love mine... but it has some barrel distortion and FOWL said he wants a lens that keeps straight lines straight.
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-04-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 12,084
Posted By Filzkoeter
Thanks for the awesome comparisons! Is it...

Thanks for the awesome comparisons!
Is it possible to post the full f1.4 images from the Asph and pre-Asph for comparison of the full image between the 4 lenses?

The bokeh crops show what I'm...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-26-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 7,518
Posted By Filzkoeter
Eric: they stated on apug...

Eric: they stated on apug (http://www.apug.org/forums/forum172/138486-new-film-bergger-pancro-400-a.html) that they are not coating by themselves:



since the box states "made in Germany" it's...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-26-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 7,518
Posted By Filzkoeter
More new film! Bergger Pancro 400

Bergger announced that they will introduce a new ISO 400 film on March 15

At first it will come in the following sizes:

- 4x5 / 25
- 4x5 / 50
- 5x7 / 25
- 8x10 / 25

with 135 and 120 later to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-26-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,167
Posted By Filzkoeter
A scratching pressure plate would generate white...

A scratching pressure plate would generate white scratches... as those are black, they are on the emulsion side.

I'm suspecting the film canister... you said it was some very expired Tri-X. Was it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-24-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,849
Posted By Filzkoeter
Another alternative, if you don't care for being...

Another alternative, if you don't care for being able to use the lens on a contax mount anymore:
1. find a Jupiter-3 or Jupiter-8 (I suppose you want to use one of the 50mm Sonnars)... shim and use...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-23-2015
Replies: 145
Views: 67,011
Posted By Filzkoeter
Fast 35, I simply need the speed as I somehow...

Fast 35, I simply need the speed as I somehow always end up shooting in available darkness :D (Nokton 35/1.4)

It's rare that I use a 50 (too tight), so it doesn't really matter if fast or slow, I...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-20-2015
Replies: 183
Views: 22,536
Posted By Filzkoeter
One zombie I met on the train...

One zombie I met on the train :cool:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/74627717/randomfotos/zombiegirl_new.jpg

IIIf & Elmar
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 12,331
Posted By Filzkoeter
It's a nice sharp film with lovely colors... it's...

It's a nice sharp film with lovely colors... it's propably the same film you can get in drug-stores in Germany (3 Films for under 3€)

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/ea0y0jeo33pv3zl/mmusiker.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-14-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 5,556
Posted By Filzkoeter
The old 90mm Elmars in screwmount are also very...

The old 90mm Elmars in screwmount are also very nice portrait lenses, look for a coated version or oncoated for ultimate oldschool non clinical portraits. Propably the cheapest Leica lens you can buy.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 5,556
Posted By Filzkoeter
21/4.0 Skopar, 35/1.4 Nokton and 50/1.5 Jupiter-3...

21/4.0 Skopar, 35/1.4 Nokton and 50/1.5 Jupiter-3 (adjusted to Leica specs)

That's basically my lens kit at the moment (+ coated 50/3.5 Elmar)...and I don't think that I need "better" or more fancy...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-12-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By Filzkoeter
naah, should be fine :) The Rodinal looks fresher...

naah, should be fine :)
The Rodinal looks fresher then the last one I used (dark brownish red with a lot of crystals in it... worked fine).

The powdered developers should have nearly unlimited shelf...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-12-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 881
Posted By Filzkoeter
I don't understand it. I've seen it over and over...

I don't understand it. I've seen it over and over again in the last couple of months that really ugly cheap fake-Leicas fetch really high prices on eBay, even if stated that it's a fake (and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-09-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,124
Posted By Filzkoeter
Just pick up some cheap drugstore negative films...

Just pick up some cheap drugstore negative films for color, find a nice lab as Ko.Fe. suggested and go shooting ;)
The drugstore films are mostly rebranded Fuji C200 or Superia 400... they're nice,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-09-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 3,821
Posted By Filzkoeter
Adox Silvermax is 95% APX100 :cool: They also...

Adox Silvermax is 95% APX100 :cool:
They also nearly relaunched a APX400 emulsion, but according to Adox it makes no sense at the current market situation as the price couldn't be competative...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-09-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 5,151
Posted By Filzkoeter
My...

My way:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/74627717/camerastuff/quickload.jpg

Drop the film in, close the bottom, wind once or twice and you are ready to go. The leader form does not matter. I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-07-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,372
Posted By Filzkoeter
The brightness and contrast in the finder in...

The brightness and contrast in the finder in older Leicas really depends on its condition. Mind that even the youngest M4 is now 40 years old... M3 and M2 even older.
I have a M2 from 1964... after...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-07-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,145
Posted By Filzkoeter
For under 100$ a Jupiter-12 is possibly the only...

For under 100$ a Jupiter-12 is possibly the only solution. They can be really nice lenses with an old-school fingerprint. Lower contrast wide open, stopped down 1 stop it builds up contrast. Sharp...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-07-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 5,151
Posted By Filzkoeter
Counterclockwise is the way to do it. This way...

Counterclockwise is the way to do it. This way the form of the leader doesn't matter at all.
I like the quick load kit (my M2 came equipped with one), it's quick and easy and I had not a single...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-05-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,593
Posted By Filzkoeter
It seems that it was a gradual change, and No was...

It seems that it was a gradual change, and No was used for quite some time for running numbers.

Okay, I found some Leicas with Nr. and No, so we can narrow the point when it changed:

IIc: 459*** ...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-05-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,593
Posted By Filzkoeter
"№" was the old short term for Nummer (from...

"№" was the old short term for Nummer (from numero) in German. It was replaced by "Nr." at some point.
But I don't know when that change happened (I found some old newspaper covers from the 1920s...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-04-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,297
Posted By Filzkoeter
In most cases I prefer "as compact as possible"...

In most cases I prefer "as compact as possible" so I'm using the filter ring (glass removed) from a no-name uv filter for minor shielding and bump protection on my Nokton
Forum: Travel 02-04-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3,705
Posted By Filzkoeter
Bessa R3a + Nokton for 325 pounds sounds damn...

Bessa R3a + Nokton for 325 pounds sounds damn great. For that price you are nearly getting the body for free ;)

You always can keep the lens if you like it (I find the 1.4 Noktons are really nice),...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-02-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,030
Posted By Filzkoeter
It has red contact numbers, slightly different...

It has red contact numbers, slightly different speeds and a different flash sync speed (compared to a black dial).

Propably German made.

Source:...
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