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Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 6 Hours Ago
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Posted By Erik van Straten
With film you can still use very old cameras,...

With film you can still use very old cameras, this one was made with a Leica I from 1930 in 2018 or 2017. Digital technology can be used to share the image with the rest of the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 336
Views: 34,533
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica I/Elmar 50mm f/3.5...

Leica I/Elmar 50mm f/3.5 (1930)


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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 50
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Posted By Erik van Straten
It is difficult to find a clean collapsible...

It is difficult to find a clean collapsible Summicron. The front lens of these lenses is very soft. Usually they are badly scratched.


The rigid Summicron is also available in screw mount, but is...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Day Ago
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Posted By Erik van Straten
Collapsible Summicron. Erik. ...

Collapsible Summicron.

Erik.

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Day Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 7,387
Posted By Erik van Straten
Lux 35mm...

Lux 35mm f/1.4

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Day Ago
Replies: 85
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Posted By Erik van Straten
Hektor 50mm f/2.5...

Hektor 50mm f/2.5 uncoated

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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Day Ago
Replies: 8
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Posted By Erik van Straten
I have my MP for about 18 years; it now starts to...

I have my MP for about 18 years; it now starts to smoothen out.

Erik.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Day Ago
Replies: 848
Views: 170,633
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thanks! Erik.

Thanks!


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Days Ago
Replies: 1,430
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Posted By Erik van Straten
Airfrogusmc: All true! Thank...

Airfrogusmc: All true!

Thank you!

Erik.
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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Days Ago
Replies: 1,430
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Posted By Erik van Straten
She grew big,...

She grew big, Giulio!

Erik.
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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 2,342
Posted By Erik van Straten
Order a new one, not too expensive, or I can make...

Order a new one, not too expensive, or I can make a copy for you of the relevant pages.


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 1,203
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Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica MP, Elmar 35mm f/3.5 nickel, 400-2TMY,...

Leica MP, Elmar 35mm f/3.5 nickel, 400-2TMY, split grade print on AdoxMCC110.

Erik.

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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 2,342
Posted By Erik van Straten
Elmar nickel...

Elmar nickel 35mm


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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 2,342
Posted By Erik van Straten
Get the manual from Nobbysparrow! Erik.

Get the manual from Nobbysparrow!


Erik.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 50
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Posted By Erik van Straten
I've cleaned some nickel Elmar 50mm lenses - from...

I've cleaned some nickel Elmar 50mm lenses - from Leica IA cameras and interchangable ones - but I've never seen this "etching".

I've seen however a lot of Elmar 50mm lenses with ruined front...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Days Ago
Replies: 848
Views: 170,633
Posted By Erik van Straten
Very nice work, Jean-Marc! Thank you...

Very nice work, Jean-Marc!


Thank you Pan!


Erik.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 2,342
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica IIIc, Summicron 50mm...

Leica IIIc, Summicron 50mm collapsible.

Erik.

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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Days Ago
Replies: 1,066
Views: 205,170
Posted By Erik van Straten
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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Days Ago
Replies: 848
Views: 170,633
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica IIIc, Summicron 50mm collapsible ...

Leica IIIc, Summicron 50mm collapsible

Erik.

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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Days Ago
Replies: 1,066
Views: 205,170
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, I print photographs since I was 13 and...

Thank you, I print photographs since I was 13 and now I am 65, so maybe I've learned something!


Scanning prints is a profession in itself.


Erik.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 5 Days Ago
Replies: 1,066
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Posted By Erik van Straten
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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,114
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M3, Summicron rigid. ...

Leica M3, Summicron rigid.

Erik.

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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,114
Posted By Erik van Straten
Yes, I believe that too. The Collapsible has a...

Yes, I believe that too.

The Collapsible has a tonality all its own. You can see this in the pictures of Cartier-Bresson. A softer tonality often gives a sharper image than a harder tonality. It is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,114
Posted By Erik van Straten
???????????????????????????????? Erik. Summicron...

????????????????????????????????

Erik.

Summicron v1 Collapsible:

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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,114
Posted By Erik van Straten
Yes, this lens is sharp, but the image lacks...

Yes, this lens is sharp, but the image lacks "body", plasticity. There is only sharpness. I can't explain it better in words. The image is "thin", so to speak, maybe because there are only four...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,114
Posted By Erik van Straten
VC Color Skopar 50mm f/2.5. Will focus closer and...

VC Color Skopar 50mm f/2.5. Will focus closer and has a more "even" performance over the whole frame than the rigid. Balances much better on the camera, not as front heavy as the rigid. Availalble in...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 6 Days Ago
Replies: 1,066
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Posted By Erik van Straten
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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 6 Days Ago
Replies: 848
Views: 170,633
Posted By Erik van Straten
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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 6 Days Ago
Replies: 1,066
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Posted By Erik van Straten
I'm very happy (and proud) that you did...

I'm very happy (and proud) that you did it!


Erik.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 6 Days Ago
Replies: 1,066
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Posted By Erik van Straten
Very well done! Looks great, Kostja. I love the...

Very well done! Looks great, Kostja. I love the tonality and the sharpness, but the subject and the composition too.

Erik.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 5,701
Posted By Erik van Straten
The Summilux 50mm f/1.4 v1 split grade printed on...

The Summilux 50mm f/1.4 v1 split grade printed on silver gelatine paper.

Erik.

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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,066
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Posted By Erik van Straten
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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,430
Views: 479,138
Posted By Erik van Straten
I am a big fan of Stanley Kubrick, above all...

I am a big fan of Stanley Kubrick, above all Barry Lyndon. I will try to find the videos.

In photography Cartier-Bresson is my hero. It seems that he does not think about composition, but he was a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,430
Views: 479,138
Posted By Erik van Straten
They are tourists, citizens and workers, all...

They are tourists, citizens and workers, all together. There are (free) ferries that depart from the central railway station to Amsterdam Noord. Very photogenic!


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,430
Views: 479,138
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, Pan. I like to play with composition,...

Thank you, Pan. I like to play with composition, but I never take a ruler with me.

I do not like lop-sided pictures, I always try to hold the camera as straight as possible. Because I want to print...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,430
Views: 479,138
Posted By Erik van Straten
Is it? I did not know that. Interesting. Thanks!...

Is it? I did not know that. Interesting. Thanks! I take it as a compliment. In fact I found what was above them more interesting than what was beneath them.

Do you know more rules of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 447
Views: 35,142
Posted By Erik van Straten
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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,430
Views: 479,138
Posted By Erik van Straten
Wonderful, Jean-Marc! Some recent prints from...

Wonderful, Jean-Marc!


Some recent prints from Amsterdam:


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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 848
Views: 170,633
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, David, for your compliments. In fact...

Thank you, David, for your compliments. In fact these are luxury appartments. To me it is striking that there are no cars. This place used to be, long ago, a shipyard.


Erik.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 848
Views: 170,633
Posted By Erik van Straten
Pan, I love the three tree boys! Well done, great...

Pan, I love the three tree boys! Well done, great shot.



Erik.

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Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
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Posted By Erik van Straten
Can be that the rangefinder of your camera is...

Can be that the rangefinder of your camera is simply off.


Erik.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 848
Views: 170,633
Posted By Erik van Straten
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Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 165
Views: 79,489
Posted By Erik van Straten
I do not have the Heliar 50/3.5, but I have the...

I do not have the Heliar 50/3.5, but I have the 50/2.5 Color Skopar LTM and the S Skopar 50/2.5. These lenses are not the same, but both are amongst the best 50mm lenses I've ever used.

The Color...
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
Replies: 132
Views: 6,107
Posted By Erik van Straten
Same lens, same...

Same lens, same camera:


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Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
Replies: 132
Views: 6,107
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica III black and nickel, Color Skopar 50mm...

Leica III black and nickel, Color Skopar 50mm f/2.5, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

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Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 421
Views: 181,982
Posted By Erik van Straten
How this lens draws, is very much like the...

How this lens draws, is very much like the Summicron rigid 50mm f/2. That one is a little bit sharper in the center, but less good in the field.

I rate this lens very high as an all-around lens, the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 421
Views: 181,982
Posted By Erik van Straten
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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 74
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Posted By Erik van Straten
I made this split grade print this evening....

I made this split grade print this evening.

Leica III black nickel, Color Skopar 50mm f/2.5, 400-2TMY/AdoxMCC110.

Erik.

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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 74
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Posted By Erik van Straten
I think it is an excellent set. (I love the...

I think it is an excellent set. (I love the time-o-light, I had one fifty years ago).

A timer with a memory for several different exposures is very handy.

You only need a set of Ilford filters...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 74
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Posted By Erik van Straten
When the enlarger is stable enough, it can be...

When the enlarger is stable enough, it can be used. Is there a filter drawer? Nikkor enlarging lenses are excellent.


Erik.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 74
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Posted By Erik van Straten
100% agreed. As I said, split grade printing was...

100% agreed.

As I said, split grade printing was invented in commercial labs in Paris, Picto. (Pictorial Service, Gassman)

Erik.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 74
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Posted By Erik van Straten
Very easy: first I determine the lightest spot on...

Very easy: first I determine the lightest spot on the photograph = the darkest spot on the negative. I decide if I want this spot to be white or slightly toned. Then I make a test on a small piece of...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 1,050
Posted By Erik van Straten
Split grade printing does not cost much paper....

Split grade printing does not cost much paper. You can make all the tests on small pieces of paper.

Split grade printing only takes some time.

Erik.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 74
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Posted By Erik van Straten
Just wait until you see the results. Valoy's and...

Just wait until you see the results.

Valoy's and Focomat Ic enlagers can be had here, in Amsterdam, for under EUR 100 including Focotar.

Erik.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 74
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Posted By Erik van Straten
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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 74
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Posted By Erik van Straten
I have the opinion that printing a negative is...

I have the opinion that printing a negative is not making a painting. You only have to print the negative as perfect as possible.

If you feel the need for burning and dodging in split grade...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 74
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Posted By Erik van Straten
Indeed, split grade printing is not fast at all....

Indeed, split grade printing is not fast at all. But you can make perfect prints with it.

Erik.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 74
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Posted By Erik van Straten
I take that as a compliment. For years I did not...

I take that as a compliment. For years I did not know how Cartier-Bresson's pictures were printed. I did not even know that something like split printing existed. But I wondered how HCB's prints...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 165
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Posted By Erik van Straten
So you agree my opinion that the Heliar 50mm...

So you agree my opinion that the Heliar 50mm f/3.5 distorts? On one of the pictures of EastNeuk this is visible too.


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 889
Posted By Erik van Straten
Maybe the same glass but not the same formula. I...

Maybe the same glass but not the same formula. I see differences, but both lenses are very good - extremely good. The coating is different too. Maybe a different production run with small...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 848
Views: 170,633
Posted By Erik van Straten
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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 74
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Posted By Erik van Straten
Split grade print, just...

Split grade print, just made.


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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,066
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Posted By Erik van Straten
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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 889
Posted By Erik van Straten
I bought the S Skopar really cheap, but some time...

I bought the S Skopar really cheap, but some time ago.

I don't think it is the same lens as the Color Skopar 50mm f/2.5, it is much sharper and does not have that very, very tiny amount of...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 889
Posted By Erik van Straten
But the S Skopar has more speed and a more juicy...

But the S Skopar has more speed and a more juicy look because of the seven elements. The Heliar only has five, no, six (insect included).



Erik.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 889
Posted By Erik van Straten
The best thing to do is to buy an S Skopar 50mm...

The best thing to do is to buy an S Skopar 50mm f/2.5 for your S2 if you want a sharp lens. I mean sharp. And zero distortion.


Nikon S2, S Skopar 50mm...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 74
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Posted By Erik van Straten
Yes, also for color there are timers like that,...

Yes, also for color there are timers like that, but on my Hauck MSA II I can program up to 10 different exposures. Sometimes this is handy when there is a lot of burning to do.

Erik.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 74
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Posted By Erik van Straten
The split grade system is invented by Pictorial...

The split grade system is invented by Pictorial Service in Paris, in the 1950's. It was part of the success of Cartier-Bresson and others. The prints get a mixture of softness in the light parts and...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 74
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Posted By Erik van Straten
Yes, I know the Heiland system, but it is...

Yes, I know the Heiland system, but it is absurdly expensive. A set filters from Ilford is much cheaper and works the same.


Erik.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 74
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Posted By Erik van Straten
When the filters 00 and 5 are replaced by a...

When the filters 00 and 5 are replaced by a single "mixed" filter, there is only one exposure time and not two separate ones that can be varied. The two exposures are essential for split grade...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 1,050
Posted By Erik van Straten
Yes, but what makes this working, is the...

Yes, but what makes this working, is the difference in time. The duration of the exposure through filter 00 is different than through filter 5. When the filters 00 and 5 are replaced by a single...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 74
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Posted By Erik van Straten
NO, completely wrong. There is no cumulative...

NO, completely wrong. There is no cumulative exposure. There are only two different exposures, one with filter 00 and the other with filter 5. That is all. "SPLIT-grade"

But there is often a lot of...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 1,050
Posted By Erik van Straten
You have to make two different exposures: one...

You have to make two different exposures: one with filter 00 and the other with filter 5. You must not combine them. Usually the exposure with filter 00 is long and the exposure with filter 5 is...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 74
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Posted By Erik van Straten
That is very simple to see. As you say, in the...

That is very simple to see. As you say, in the paper are two layers, a hard one and a soft one. The hard one responds maximally to filter 5 and the soft one maximally to filter 00. That is why only...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
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Posted By Erik van Straten
I have seen this, but I've thought that this was...

I have seen this, but I've thought that this was caused by the 00-filter.

However, when you expose long enough with any filter, the whole paper will be black, because the paper is sensible for all...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 848
Views: 170,633
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica III black and nickel, Color Skopar 50mm...

Leica III black and nickel, Color Skopar 50mm f/2.5, split grade print on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 74
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Posted By Erik van Straten
Split grade printing is the greatest gift of God...

Split grade printing is the greatest gift of God in the darkroom, but it asks for a lot of discipline in the workflow. People who say that split grade printing produces the same print as single grade...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,066
Views: 205,170
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you,...

Thank you, valdas!


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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 587
Posted By Erik van Straten
Yes, the conversions work good, but I do not like...

Yes, the conversions work good, but I do not like a conversion for flash on a prewar camera. It simply does not look right, in my opinion. But this is a personal matter: I do not like flash, it is as...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 1 Week Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 4,690
Posted By Erik van Straten
I've never seen any focus-shift with the Nokton...

I've never seen any focus-shift with the Nokton 50mm f/1.1.

In fact it is a classic lens in the tradition of the Xenon and Summarit 50mm f/1.5 and the Summilux f/1.4 v1, only a stop faster ...

No...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 587
Posted By Erik van Straten
Your III is nice, black paint with paint-filled...

Your III is nice, black paint with paint-filled engravings.


Personally I do not like the synch conversions. Conversions without the synch do exist, however.


Erik.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 421
Views: 181,982
Posted By Erik van Straten
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Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 153
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Posted By Erik van Straten
The Color Skopar 50mm...

The Color Skopar 50mm f/2.5:


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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4,636
Views: 1,318,380
Posted By Erik van Straten
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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 305
Views: 41,492
Posted By Erik van Straten
Hi Paul, it is a greenhouse, "Temperate House" in...

Hi Paul, it is a greenhouse, "Temperate House" in Kew Gardens, London.


Erik.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 199
Views: 4,391
Posted By Erik van Straten
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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,066
Views: 205,170
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, Pan, it can be a Gypsy, I made that...

Thank you, Pan, it can be a Gypsy, I made that one in 1973 in the south of Spain, Ronda, now a tourist trap, but then still like it used to be in the times of Hemingway.


Erik.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 305
Views: 41,492
Posted By Erik van Straten
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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 305
Views: 41,492
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you,...

Thank you, Pan.

Erik.

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Forum: Travel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 2,164
Posted By Erik van Straten
Michael, great stuff! Cuba is so photogenic, I...

Michael, great stuff!

Cuba is so photogenic, I remember the pics from Cuba by Tom Abrahamsson.

Erik.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,066
Views: 205,170
Posted By Erik van Straten
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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,066
Views: 205,170
Posted By Erik van Straten
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 677
Views: 57,184
Posted By Erik van Straten
Great shot, Pan! I like it a lot! Erik.

Great shot, Pan! I like it a lot!


Erik.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 191
Views: 6,015
Posted By Erik van Straten
Looks like the lens is uncoated. I'd like a 50mm...

Looks like the lens is uncoated. I'd like a 50mm aspherical Summicron wthout coating.


Erik.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,579
Posted By Erik van Straten
This is with a Leica II and a nickel Hektor 50mm...

This is with a Leica II and a nickel Hektor 50mm f/2.5 at full aperture.

Printed on gelatine/silver paper (Adox MCC 110).

Erik.

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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you for letting us know! The pictures...

Thank you for letting us know!


The pictures however are very well known.


5353 pictures by Cartier-Bresson can be seen...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 199
Views: 4,391
Posted By Erik van Straten
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48015103957_20...

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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 587
Posted By Erik van Straten
No, the III is a later design. The III has strap...

No, the III is a later design. The III has strap lugs and some body stiffeners built in. It is a much smoother camera all around. The slow speeds of the III need a very low spring tension. If the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,384
Views: 72,498
Posted By Erik van Straten
In these last two shots I find the original...

In these last two shots I find the original sharper, but with lower contrast. The replica is slightly less sharp (see the foot of the lamp), but has more contrast; the same I see in the landscape....
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 153
Views: 37,093
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica MP, Heliar 50mm f/2 black,...

Leica MP, Heliar 50mm f/2 black, 400-2TMY/AdoxMCC110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48140852757_f7d4c22282_b.jpg


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Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 153
Views: 37,093
Posted By Erik van Straten
I'm sorry Raid, I've missed your question, but be...

I'm sorry Raid, I've missed your question, but be comforted by this wonderful answer from Doug.

It is indeed a very sharp lens, and as far as I know the only collapsible Leica lens in black.

The...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 199
Views: 4,391
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica II, Hektor 50mm f/2.5,...

Leica II, Hektor 50mm f/2.5, Tmax400/AdoxMCC110.

Erik.

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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 587
Posted By Erik van Straten
It is better to have a conversion - preferable a...

It is better to have a conversion - preferable a III - without the flash synch: 1. it looks better 2. the synch can (and will) cause problems with the high speeds (uneven exposure).

It is better to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 305
Views: 41,492
Posted By Erik van Straten
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49229739583_f5...

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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,384
Views: 72,498
Posted By Erik van Straten
Ed, can you make some pics with the lenses on a...

Ed, can you make some pics with the lenses on a camera that is fixed on a tripod, so that both pictures are made from exactly the same point of view?

Now the snow pictures are a bit hard to...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 164
Views: 40,220
Posted By Erik van Straten
It must be a Rolleiflex f/2.8. Erik.

It must be a Rolleiflex f/2.8.


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,384
Views: 72,498
Posted By Erik van Straten
On old, uncoated lenses haze is desastrous, maybe...

On old, uncoated lenses haze is desastrous, maybe not so much on coated lenses, but everything is possible.

The design of the eight elements is however sensible for flare, because eight elements is...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,384
Views: 72,498
Posted By Erik van Straten
I do not mean haze, wich ruins the whole image,...

I do not mean haze, wich ruins the whole image, but the old single layer coating. Nowadays all lenses are multicoated. A single layer coating however gives often a very pleasant effect.

The original...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 83
Views: 27,816
Posted By Erik van Straten
The Heliar in black is great on an M5. Can be...

The Heliar in black is great on an M5. Can be collapsed safely.


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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,384
Views: 72,498
Posted By Erik van Straten
Yes, in this shot the differences are obvious....

Yes, in this shot the differences are obvious.

I think that the original eight elements is now very popular because of the veiling glare that is caused by the now very old and simple coatings....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 199
Views: 4,391
Posted By Erik van Straten
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48008669302_db...

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Forum: Travel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By Erik van Straten
The TGV stops in Lyon ... 11 september 2020: NHS...

The TGV stops in Lyon ...
11 september 2020: NHS and RFf ...

Noted.

Erik.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 199
Views: 4,391
Posted By Erik van Straten
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3,304
Views: 571,556
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica III, Elmar 50mm f/3.5 uncoated,...

Leica III, Elmar 50mm f/3.5 uncoated, 400-2TMY/AdoxMCC110.

Erik.

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 199
Views: 4,391
Posted By Erik van Straten
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 199
Views: 4,391
Posted By Erik van Straten
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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 848
Views: 170,633
Posted By Erik van Straten
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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,066
Views: 205,170
Posted By Erik van Straten
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49330001442_27...

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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 220
Views: 6,698
Posted By Erik van Straten
I think that more and more users of digital...

I think that more and more users of digital cameras feel now that photography on film is something special. Digital photography is plain, lowbrow and humdrum. Film is nostalgic and appeals to those...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 220
Views: 6,698
Posted By Erik van Straten
I recently sold some old M lenses -that I've...

I recently sold some old M lenses -that I've almost never used- for an incredible profit, not to a user, but to a dealer. I guess he expects still higher prices in the near future.

Erik.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 848
Views: 170,633
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica IA Elmar (1928),...

Leica IA Elmar (1928), 400-2TMY/AdoxMCC110.

Erik.

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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 220
Views: 6,698
Posted By Erik van Straten
Are the MP's up in price too? Erik.

Are the MP's up in price too?


Erik.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 848
Views: 170,633
Posted By Erik van Straten
Pan, lovely shot. I like the similarities of...

Pan, lovely shot.

I like the similarities of form of the bike and the fountain, image rhyme.

Erik.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 195
Views: 29,067
Posted By Erik van Straten
The hood looks good, but there are still that...

The hood looks good, but there are still that small poke and those too shiny silver parts.


I hope that there will be a brass all black paint version, so that it will look like the Color-Skopar 50mm...
Forum: Nikon RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 6,508
Posted By Erik van Straten
Nikon S2 black, All black Nikkor 50mm f/1.4...

Nikon S2 black, All black Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 (1953), 400-2TMY/AdoxMCC110.

Erik.

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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,066
Views: 205,170
Posted By Erik van Straten
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49323859373_37...

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,011
Views: 193,891
Posted By Erik van Straten
Lovely shot, Pan! Apparently a good camera, this...

Lovely shot, Pan! Apparently a good camera, this Ricoh.


Erik.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,418
Posted By Erik van Straten
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 539
Views: 49,352
Posted By Erik van Straten
Wow! Great shot! Erik.

Wow! Great shot!

Erik.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,222
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, Pan. Erik.

Thank you, Pan.


Erik.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,222
Posted By Erik van Straten
Contax 1, Nikkor H 50mm f/2,...

Contax 1, Nikkor H 50mm f/2, 400-2TMY/AdoxMCC110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49317644988_6feb960481_b.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,066
Views: 205,170
Posted By Erik van Straten
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49317644988_6f...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49317644988_6feb960481_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,384
Views: 72,498
Posted By Erik van Straten
Great quality of the pictures, both with the...

Great quality of the pictures, both with the original lens and the copy.


Erik.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,011
Views: 193,891
Posted By Erik van Straten
Nikkormat FTn, Nikkor H Auto 50mm f/2,...

Nikkormat FTn, Nikkor H Auto 50mm f/2, TriX/D76/AdoxMCC110.

Erik.

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 670
Views: 20,668
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, Pan, I always enjoy your shots from...

Thank you, Pan, I always enjoy your shots from Poland. Polish women have a lot of character - sometimes too much - but that is what I like in them.


Erik.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By Erik van Straten
When the aperture is turned, the barrel should...

When the aperture is turned, the barrel should not move. Sometimes a very little bit of sewing machine oil helps. If not, the lens must be professionally cleaned.


Erik.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,066
Views: 205,170
Posted By Erik van Straten
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49312088632_47...

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 670
Views: 20,668
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica MP, Summilux 50mm f/1.4 v1,...

Leica MP, Summilux 50mm f/1.4 v1, 400-2TMY/AdoxMCC110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49312088632_471e733f3a_b.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 670
Views: 20,668
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica MP, Summilux 50mm v1,...

Leica MP, Summilux 50mm v1, 400-2TMY/AdoxMCC110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48739856883_eb558ca5d7_b.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,066
Views: 205,170
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica IA (1928), Elmar 50mm f/3.5,...

Leica IA (1928), Elmar 50mm f/3.5, 400-2TMY/AdoxMCC110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49306236513_acd926eae0_b.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 106
Views: 3,842
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica MP, Summilux 50mm f/1.4 v1,...

Leica MP, Summilux 50mm f/1.4 v1, 400-2TMY/AdoxMCC110.

I love this photo because it symbolizes the modern world: contact with the rest of the world via iPhone only, which nevertheless remains...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,148
Views: 606,919
Posted By Erik van Straten
Very interesting question; I've never noticed...

Very interesting question; I've never noticed this, but it is true. No joking this time.

Could very well have to do something with the military use of the cameras and lenses.

Maybe Jim Lager can...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,148
Views: 606,919
Posted By Erik van Straten
I know that, I was only joking. Erik.

I know that, I was only joking.


Erik.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,066
Views: 205,170
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica III black nickel (194331), Summar 50mm f/2,...

Leica III black nickel (194331), Summar 50mm f/2, 400-2TMY/AdoxMCC110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49301523167_59f9e7bc29_b.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,148
Views: 606,919
Posted By Erik van Straten
This happens only with the later model III in...

This happens only with the later model III in black.

I think this brown tone has something to do with the uniforms of the SA in this period of the German history.

Erik.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7,484
Views: 3,851,467
Posted By Erik van Straten
Most expensive M3 ever...

Most expensive M3 ever seen:


https://www.ebay.de/itm/Leica-M3-black-paint-First-Batch-full-original-No-959483-w-1-4-50mm-Summilux/264580446406?hash=item3d9a3938c6:g:Ap8AAOSwORheBokJ
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,066
Views: 205,170
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica III black nickel (194331), Color Skopar...

Leica III black nickel (194331), Color Skopar 50mm f/2.5, 400-2TMY/AdoxMCC110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49295633626_a788c6c03b_b.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 2,342
Posted By Erik van Straten
Don't forget too that the Skopar has seven...

Don't forget too that the Skopar has seven elements against the Heliar five, nevertheless the lens is much more compact. The seven elements give a kind of "fullness" to the image, comparable to that...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 2,342
Posted By Erik van Straten
It is optically very good indeed, but the f/2.5...

It is optically very good indeed, but the f/2.5 Color Skopar is faster and its ergonomics are superb; much better than those of the Heliar. Try one and you are convinced.

btw, I've cleaned a lot of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 2,342
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica III, Color Skopar 50mm f/2.5,...

Leica III, Color Skopar 50mm f/2.5, 400-2TMY.

Not collapsible but the best of all.

Erik.

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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 2,342
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, Pan. Erik.

Thank you, Pan.


Erik.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 2,342
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica III black/nickel (late), Summar nickel,...

Leica III black/nickel (late), Summar nickel, 400-2TMY, printed on AdoxMCC110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49301523167_59f9e7bc29_b.jpg
Forum: Optics Theory - 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,312
Posted By Erik van Straten
In the top right corner of my picture above you...

In the top right corner of my picture above you can see a seagull, sharply defined! Not the slightest astigmatism.


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 2,559
Posted By Erik van Straten
Yes, it also fits the M3, but forget "Quick"....

Yes, it also fits the M3, but forget "Quick".

What is wonderful about the original loading procedure of the M3 and M2 is that you can be sure for 99,99% that nothing goes wrong.

The "quick...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 2,559
Posted By Erik van Straten
Not so on the early M2, it is frosted glass with...

Not so on the early M2, it is frosted glass with a fine linear structure on it.



The M2 top plate as we know it, was the original design for the new M Leica in the early 1950's, made by Heinrich...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 2,559
Posted By Erik van Straten
Theoretically the M3 has the best rangefinder and...

Theoretically the M3 has the best rangefinder and the best 50mm viewfinder, but in practice the M2 is as good and has the advantage of a built in 35mm finder.

The M3 was more expensive than the M2,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 670
Views: 20,668
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica MP, Summilux 50mm f/1.4 v1,...

Leica MP, Summilux 50mm f/1.4 v1, 400-2TMY/AdoxMCC110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48675933336_36eeb89544_b.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,011
Views: 193,891
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, David. Uniforms get outdated too,...

Thank you, David.



Uniforms get outdated too, very quickly.

Leica M2, Color Skopar 50mm f/2.5 LTM, 400/2TMY/AdoxMCC110.

Erik.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,011
Views: 193,891
Posted By Erik van Straten
Amsterdam Central Station in 1974. Nikkormat...

Amsterdam Central Station in 1974.

Nikkormat FTn, Nikkor H Auto 50mm f/2, TriX/D76/AdoxMCC110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48426656226_3d4a8408be_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4,636
Views: 1,318,380
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M5, Summicron 50mm,...

Leica M5, Summicron 50mm, 400-2TMY/AdoxMCC110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48745880266_74af38e64a_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4,636
Views: 1,318,380
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica MP, Summilux 50mm f/1.4 v1,...

Leica MP, Summilux 50mm f/1.4 v1, 400-2TMY/AdoxMCC110.


Erik.


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49145326021_591fcd191b_b.jpg
Forum: Optics Theory - 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,312
Posted By Erik van Straten
I've never seen any astigmatism on my Hologon...

I've never seen any astigmatism on my Hologon pictures. Can you give us an example?

Contax G1, Hologon 16mm f/8, Tmax400.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/7344/8986551446_64f9ac7713_b.jpg
Forum: Optics Theory - 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,312
Posted By Erik van Straten
Not that I know, but if I was a mountaineer I...

Not that I know, but if I was a mountaineer I would certainly take my Hologon with me to the top.


Erik.
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-21-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,312
Posted By Erik van Straten
The SWC and the Hologon are not comparable. The...

The SWC and the Hologon are not comparable.


The Hologon on the G1, G2 or Leica is great because of the small size and the superb quality of the optic. The small size is great for mountaineering....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-20-2019
Replies: 848
Views: 170,633
Posted By Erik van Straten
Very nice shot, Shab! Erik.

Very nice shot, Shab!


Erik.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-20-2019
Replies: 848
Views: 170,633
Posted By Erik van Straten
This is very nice! Erik.

This is very nice!


Erik.
Forum: Nikon RF 12-20-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 6,508
Posted By Erik van Straten
Yes, but this is an S2! Erik.

Yes, but this is an S2!

Erik.
Forum: Nikon RF 12-20-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 6,508
Posted By Erik van Straten
This is a pretty girl. Russian, I think. Nikon...

This is a pretty girl. Russian, I think.

Nikon S2, All black Nikkor 50mm f/1.4, 400-2TMY/printed on AdoxMCC110.

Erik.

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Forum: Nikon RF 12-20-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 6,508
Posted By Erik van Straten
Because of the rounded edges the Nikon SP and S3...

Because of the rounded edges the Nikon SP and S3 have a "fat" look, maybe that is just what I wanted to say. They must loose some weight.

...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-20-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 6,508
Posted By Erik van Straten
Not on mine, 7217839. Black paint right on the...

Not on mine, 7217839. Black paint right on the brass, just like on the S2 - and on my Nikkormat FTn.


Erik.
Forum: Nikon RF 12-20-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 6,508
Posted By Erik van Straten
Yes, I know that the F and the SP have a lot in...

Yes, I know that the F and the SP have a lot in common, small parts and construction on the inside - everybody knows that - but I'm talking about the looks: the styling of the camera seen from the...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-19-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 6,508
Posted By Erik van Straten
The S2 is very much like the Nikon F, more than...

The S2 is very much like the Nikon F, more than the other Nikon rangefinders.

This one has the Skopar S 50mm mounted, the best 50mm for the Nikon rangefinders.

...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-18-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 6,508
Posted By Erik van Straten
The S2 only has a 50mm frame, but the finder...

The S2 only has a 50mm frame, but the finder eyepiece is so very close to the optical axis of the lens that there is hardly any parallax up to 1 m.

For the 35mm I would coose a SBLOO or the black...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-18-2019
Replies: 305
Views: 41,492
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thanks, Deardorff! I've made this one in Ronda,...

Thanks, Deardorff! I've made this one in Ronda, Spain in 1973. Good reminder, I will print this one tonight. This is only a scan of the negative.


Erik.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-17-2019
Replies: 670
Views: 20,668
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica I (1930), Elmar 50mm f/3.5, Tmax400 printed...

Leica I (1930), Elmar 50mm f/3.5, Tmax400 printed on AdoxMCC110.

Erik.

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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-16-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 6,191
Posted By Erik van Straten
Nikkormat FTn, Nikkor H Auto 50mm f/2, 400-2TMY,...

Nikkormat FTn, Nikkor H Auto 50mm f/2, 400-2TMY, printed on AdoxMCC110.

Erik.

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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-16-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 6,191
Posted By Erik van Straten
Nikkormat FTn, Nikkor H Auto 50mm f/2, Trix/D76,...

Nikkormat FTn, Nikkor H Auto 50mm f/2, Trix/D76, printed on AdoxMCC110.


Erik.


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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-15-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 6,191
Posted By Erik van Straten
OK, thanks all, now I know wich bike is...

OK, thanks all, now I know wich bike is ment.

This is also an early picture of me, from 1973, the reader of a Dutch reactionary newspaper, De Telegraaf.

Nikkormat FTn, Nikkor H Auto 50mm f/2,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-14-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 6,191
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thanks! Someone said that before about the bike....

Thanks! Someone said that before about the bike. The picture was made in 1975 in Mantua, Italy.

What's so special about Schwinn Sting Ray bikes of the 1960's?

Erik.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-14-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 6,191
Posted By Erik van Straten
Nikkormat FTn, Nikkor H Auto 50mm f/2, TriX/D76,...

Nikkormat FTn, Nikkor H Auto 50mm f/2, TriX/D76, printed on AdoxMCC110.

Erik.

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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-14-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 844
Posted By Erik van Straten
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49144900968_97...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49144900968_97a6116731_b.jpg


Slightly stopped down:

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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-14-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 6,191
Posted By Erik van Straten
The focusing screens are worth a study in...

The focusing screens are worth a study in themselves. How many different types were made?


The Nikkormat FTn was made with two different focusing screens, one with a small circle of microprisms and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-13-2019
Replies: 848
Views: 170,633
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica MP, Summilux 50mm f/1.4 v1, 400-2TMY...

Leica MP, Summilux 50mm f/1.4 v1, 400-2TMY printed on AdoxMCC110.

Erik.

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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 6,191
Posted By Erik van Straten
The T and TN meter heads are very rare...

The T and TN meter heads are very rare AFAIK.


Erik.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 6,191
Posted By Erik van Straten
Nikkormat FTn, Nikkor H Auto 50mm f/2, TriX/D76,...

Nikkormat FTn, Nikkor H Auto 50mm f/2, TriX/D76, printed on AdoxMCC110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48009700456_666d790e05_b.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 6,191
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thanks, my favorite is still the FTn, but then in...

Thanks, my favorite is still the FTn, but then in black. I'm so happy that I've never gave in for a Nikkormat EL. The FTn is still a beauty with the leather on the prism and no speed dial on top. The...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 6,191
Posted By Erik van Straten
Near Richmond, London. Nowadays the three on the...

Near Richmond, London. Nowadays the three on the right is gone and the path is straight and tiled. The posts are still there.


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-13-2019
Replies: 1,384
Views: 72,498
Posted By Erik van Straten
Here's the Nokton 50mm f/1.1 diagram, very close...

Here's the Nokton 50mm f/1.1 diagram, very close to the Xenon if you ask me.



https://www.voigtlaender.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/50mm_F1_1_Nokton_LC_VM_.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-13-2019
Replies: 1,384
Views: 72,498
Posted By Erik van Straten
Hi Josh, here you go, not ten feet away but five...

Hi Josh, here you go, not ten feet away but five or six:

Leica M3, Nokton 50mm f/1.1 at f/1.1, 400-2TMY printed on AdoxMCC110.

No black corners, beautiful bokeh, great...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-13-2019
Replies: 1,384
Views: 72,498
Posted By Erik van Straten
Images made with this lens are hard to find on...

Images made with this lens are hard to find on the internet, but I have a book by Cartier-Bresson from 1969 - "Cartier-Bressons France" - with quite a lot of pictures made with the Noctilux 50mm...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-13-2019
Replies: 1,384
Views: 72,498
Posted By Erik van Straten
Simply not true. The Nokton is based on the old...

Simply not true. The Nokton is based on the old Xenon design from Taylor, Taylor and Hobson and provides as such at full aperture an extremely sharp image without any distortion.

The Noctilux...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-12-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 6,191
Posted By Erik van Straten
The problem with the FTn meters is that they...

The problem with the FTn meters is that they usually do not work anymore. The Nikkormats had the same meters, but these were more practical arranged and usually are still going strong.

Nikkormat...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-12-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 6,191
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, Huss. Nikkormat FTn, Nikkor H auto...

Thank you, Huss.

Nikkormat FTn, Nikkor H auto 50mm f/2, TriX/D76 printed on AdoxMCC110.

Erik.

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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-12-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 6,191
Posted By Erik van Straten
Nikkormats had metal shutters, made by Copal....

Nikkormats had metal shutters, made by Copal. Indestructible. They had an X synch at 1/125 sec. The F had an X synch only at 1/60.

The F was superior to the Nikkormat only on one point: viewfinder...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-12-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 6,191
Posted By Erik van Straten
Nikkormat FTn, Nikkor H Auto 50mm f/2, TriX/D76...

Nikkormat FTn, Nikkor H Auto 50mm f/2, TriX/D76 printed on AdoxMCC110 (1974).

Erik.

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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-12-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 6,191
Posted By Erik van Straten
One of my first shots with the Nikkormat FTn...

One of my first shots with the Nikkormat FTn (1973). Modern print.

Erik.

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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-12-2019
Replies: 848
Views: 170,633
Posted By Erik van Straten
Peter, beautiful shot! Leica MP, Cooke Amotal...

Peter, beautiful shot!

Leica MP, Cooke Amotal 50mm f/2, 400-2TMY/AdoxMCC110. (nieuw Hoog Catharijne, Utrecht)

Erik.

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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-11-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 6,191
Posted By Erik van Straten
Nikkormats are absolutely professional cameras,...

Nikkormats are absolutely professional cameras, now, more than fifty years old, they usually work like new.

Nikkormat FTn, Nikkor H Auto 50mm f/2, TriX/D76 printed on AdoxMCC110...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-11-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 6,191
Posted By Erik van Straten
They also fit the rangefinders. I have a couple...

They also fit the rangefinders. I have a couple of them. In fact they fit the rangefinders better than the modern ready bought cassettes; I always open up the ready bought ones and put the rolls into...
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