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Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 6 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 487
Posted By ka7197
Will your subject at three feet distance appear...

Will your subject at three feet distance appear sharp on the film
when the rangefinder patches align, or
when the lens is set to 3 ft via the focusing scale?
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 545
Posted By ka7197
Have a look at Fotoimpex in Berlin (Germany): ...

Have a look at Fotoimpex in Berlin (Germany): https://www.fotoimpex.com/films/
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By ka7197
I found, and bought, a used one in good condition...

I found, and bought, a used one in good condition (but not in original box) via eBay from a commercial Japanese seller late last year. Price was cheap (less than $30 US), shipping from Japan to...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 924
Posted By ka7197
The Olympus Pen E-PL1 was introduced in 2010 ......

The Olympus Pen E-PL1 was introduced in 2010 ... more than nine years ago.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 924
Posted By ka7197
Your old Pen-F-mount Zuiko lenses from the 1960s...

Your old Pen-F-mount Zuiko lenses from the 1960s won't fit the Micro-Fourthirds mount of the E-PL1 camera. You'll need an adapter such as, for example, this one (not affiliated with the seller; this...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 3,477
Posted By ka7197
This design is absolutely not rare. To the...

This design is absolutely not rare. To the contrary—in those days everybody designed their fast (1:1.4, 1:1.2) standard lenses (50 - 58 mm) in exactly the same way: Double-Gauss (= 'Planar' in Zeiss...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 361
Posted By ka7197
The Minolta CLE's viewfinder framelines are...

The Minolta CLE's viewfinder framelines are different from the Leica M's.

With 50 mm and 75 mm M lenses, the CLE will show the 40 mm frame lines.
With 35 mm and 135 mm M lenses, the CLE will show...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 897
Posted By ka7197
... and as luck would have it, you've hit the two...

... and as luck would have it, you've hit the two hottest days in Germany since the beginning of weather data recording. So far.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 897
Posted By ka7197
Then maybe you'd enjoy a Flammkuchen at the...

Then maybe you'd enjoy a Flammkuchen at the 'Abbruchbar', Domplatz 12. They're open until 2.00 AM.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 897
Posted By ka7197
Have a 'helles Hefeweizen' at the Café Leitz.

Have a 'helles Hefeweizen' at the Café Leitz.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 828
Posted By ka7197
A proper limit for the maximum print size from a...

A proper limit for the maximum print size from a digital APS-C-format capture cannot be given. When looking from always the same short distance then the apparent quality would gradually decrease with...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 897
Posted By ka7197
The former Leica complex in Solms is closed,...

The former Leica complex in Solms is closed, abandoned, and covered with weeds and cobwebs. You cannot enter the premises but just take a look-see from across the fence. Maybe that's interesting for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-11-2019
Replies: 5,574
Views: 957,258
Posted By ka7197
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=108607&d=1562871395

Mamiya 7 II with N 43 mm 1:4.5 L and wide-angle accessory finder.
Cappucino (someone else's).
Licher wheat...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2019
Replies: 244
Views: 12,323
Posted By ka7197
Yay ... same here! :) My primary work horse now...

Yay ... same here! :)

My primary work horse now is the Olympus OM-D E-M1X (micro four-thirds mirrorless digital). But the camera I'm enjoying the most is the Mamiya 7 II (6 × 7 cm medium-format...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-29-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 916
Posted By ka7197
Mamiya 7II.

Mamiya 7II.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-21-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,581
Posted By ka7197
I used to be very happy with the Summicron-M 28...

I used to be very happy with the Summicron-M 28 mm Asph v1 ... until I tried the v2. Much better lens! In the frame's center, there isn't soo much of a difference but near the frame's edges, the new...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-17-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,502
Posted By ka7197
No, I would never buy a Mamiya 6 ... but that's...

No, I would never buy a Mamiya 6 ... but that's just because I don't like the square image format. Instead, I acquired a Mamiya 7II a few months ago, with a couple of lenses. Boy, this camera is fun...
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-27-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By ka7197
You are working with 90 mm. On 6 × 7 cm format,...

You are working with 90 mm. On 6 × 7 cm format, that's a standard focal length.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-17-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By ka7197
No, the trailing end of the paper is...

No, the trailing end of the paper is significantly shorter than the lead (approx. 30 cm vs 40 cm). Furthermore, the type 120 film is taped to the backing paper only at the beginning. So you can pull...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-10-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,127
Posted By ka7197
Because it's the easiest to handle. Same reason...

Because it's the easiest to handle. Same reason why 6 × 6 format cameras are using it.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-10-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,127
Posted By ka7197
No. People who use the square film format don't...

No.

People who use the square film format don't want to rotate their cameras between landscape and portrait orientations—because that doesn't work well with waist-level viewfinders. So they crop...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-25-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 36,898
Posted By ka7197
What happened to this thread!? Between #122 and...

What happened to this thread!? Between #122 and #123, there's dozens (if not hundreds) of entries missing!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-15-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,366
Posted By ka7197
When I have to shoot so much and so fast that...

When I have to shoot so much and so fast that frequent re-loading would become a nuisance then I won't use medium-format film in the first place—but 35-mm film, or better yet, digital.

My...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-10-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 7,694
Posted By ka7197
Have you ever run a data-recovery program on a...

Have you ever run a data-recovery program on a memory card found in a used digital camera? Augh ...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-09-2019
Replies: 407
Views: 71,983
Posted By ka7197
..... wow!

..... wow!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-08-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,462
Posted By ka7197
Rather than using a digital Leica M with only a...

Rather than using a digital Leica M with only a 35 mm lens, you might also consider the new Leica Q2. This one has a built-in 28 mm lens which is not too far away from a 35 mm lens. And given the 47...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 03-08-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,195
Posted By ka7197
Basically—yes. But not after just two or three...

Basically—yes. But not after just two or three years ... except maybe when you actually filled the very same card entirely (i. e. 32 GB of actual data on a 32 GB card) once a day for at least 300...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-01-2019
Replies: 202
Views: 77,504
Posted By ka7197
Analog—silver. Digital—black.

Analog—silver. Digital—black.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-24-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 770
Posted By ka7197
The Summicron 35 mm has less distortion. It's...

The Summicron 35 mm has less distortion. It's almost distortion-free while the 35 mm Summarits show some mild barrel-shaped distortion. But then, the Summarit-M 35 mm 1:2.5 and Summarit-M 35 mm 1:2.4...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,361
Posted By ka7197
You understand that '300 rolls of film per day'...

You understand that '300 rolls of film per day' is your words, not littleearth's?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-20-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 726
Posted By ka7197
If you can do with a fixed-length strap (saves...

If you can do with a fixed-length strap (saves all those buckles) then I would suggest these silk cord straps (http://www.artisan-n-artist.com/product_list.php?nid=89). There are several brands that...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-12-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By ka7197
Is it necessary to ask this question? Lens...

Is it necessary to ask this question?

Lens makers are responsible for making lenses, not photographs.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-04-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By ka7197
Yes, there's the tip of a shutter blade that...

Yes, there's the tip of a shutter blade that looks as if it doesn't belong there. But it's not really that obvious to the casual look-see ... you need to look carefully in order to notice it. So if...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-31-2019
Replies: 401
Views: 155,039
Posted By ka7197
Giovanni gcap—three questions please, if you...

Giovanni gcap—three questions please, if you don't mind:

(1) Do you have other Mamiya 7 lenses besides the N 43 mm L? The photo in #346 looks like it had been taken with a 80 mm or 150 mm lens.

(2)...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-24-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By ka7197
Thank you very much! This is the information I...

Thank you very much! This is the information I was looking for. So I'll have to find a spare part ...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-23-2019
Replies: 401
Views: 155,039
Posted By ka7197
Wow, Giovanni gcap—you're really giving your 43...

Wow, Giovanni gcap—you're really giving your 43 mm lens a work-out!


Please ... can those who are using the 50 mm and 43 mm lenses for Mamiya 7 please have a look here...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-23-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By ka7197
Dry bubble level in Mamiya 7 accessory finder

I acquired a used Mamiya finder for the N 43 mm L lens. The bubble level has dried out—apparently a frequent issue with these finders. The top of the bubble level looks as if it could be unscrewed....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-22-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By ka7197
That's right. But this also will yield very thin...

That's right. But this also will yield very thin negatives.



So did I. Only recently I switched to using stock solution (for ten films 135-36 or 120 per liter, re-using the stock and increasing the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-22-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By ka7197
Ilford Pan F Plus—developing time?

Decades ago, I was using and developing Ilford Pan F, FP4, and HP5 films without any issues. Then came along digital, and I stopped using film for ten years.

Recently, I re-started using film, and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-22-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,291
Posted By ka7197
I am using the small Jobo 1000 tanks for 35 years...

I am using the small Jobo 1000 tanks for 35 years now, for both 135 and 120 film. The 1000 series tanks come in three sizes—small holds one 135 film (280 ml of chemistry), medium holds two 135 films...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-20-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By ka7197
That's interesting. Thanks for posting! I also...

That's interesting. Thanks for posting!


I also found out something today. The N 65 mm L can get away with E55 filters on a 58-to-55-mm step-down ring (of course, even more so can the N 80 mm L). No...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-16-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 2,667
Posted By ka7197
You're posting to the wrong thread.

You're posting to the wrong thread.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-15-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By ka7197
I just stumbled across some old lens test data,...

I just stumbled across some old lens test data, and the distortion diagrams show some small degree of pincushion-shaped distortion for the N 150 mm L and some equally small degree of barrel-shaped...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-15-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By ka7197
In these pictures, I don't see the slightest bit...

In these pictures, I don't see the slightest bit of distortion and only a minuscule (and totally non-objectionable) amount of light fall-off in the corners.

A very low degree of light fall-off at...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 958
Posted By ka7197
My Leica M-A also had such a tiny cut-away in the...

My Leica M-A also had such a tiny cut-away in the frame's upper right corner. It annoyed me enough to complain at Customer Care in Wetzlar. They solved the issue by replacing the camera with a new...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-19-2018
Replies: 68
Views: 42,939
Posted By ka7197
Years ago, bensyverson said in post #22, the 43...

Years ago, bensyverson said in post #22, the 43 mm screams and the 50 mm just takes a wide view. This exactly is the difference between very wide and super-wide. The latter always tends to add a...
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-10-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 6,485
Posted By ka7197
It's nonsense. Geometrical distortion...

It's nonsense. Geometrical distortion (barrel-shaped, pincushion-shaped, wave-form) isn't affected by aperture.
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-10-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 3,980
Posted By ka7197
Be f the focal length, d the diameter of the...

Be f the focal length, d the diameter of the entry pupil (not the physical iris!), and k the f-stop number. Then k = f/d and d = f/k.

For a given image format, diffraction depends on d (absolute...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-07-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,341
Posted By ka7197
Yeah, looks pretty good (nice picture, by the...

Yeah, looks pretty good (nice picture, by the way). You can always correct the lens name, the focal length (actual and equivalent), and the max. aperture using Phil Harvey's ExifTool...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-07-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,809
Posted By ka7197
Two aspheric elements actually. And these were...

Two aspheric elements actually. And these were ground and polished by hand—an extremely tedious, error-prone, and costly procedure. The original Noctilux 50 mm 1:1.2 was produced from 1966 to 1975 in...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-07-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,341
Posted By ka7197
Oh, it does!? So my theory about the reason why...

Oh, it does!? So my theory about the reason why your camera keeps bringing up the select box was wrong ...



Umm ... basically, yes. The idea is that a non-Leica lens (most likely) is closer to the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-07-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,631
Posted By ka7197
When photographers who are used to standard and...

When photographers who are used to standard and moderate wide-angles pick up a super-wide like 18 mm on 35-mm format or wider then all they produce mostly will be boring trash. Super-wide lenses do...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-07-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,341
Posted By ka7197
Bad idea. Don't do that. The Tri-Elmar-M 16-18-21...

Bad idea. Don't do that. The Tri-Elmar-M 16-18-21 mm Asph's code will make the camera think you're using a 21 mm lens. Better use the code 51 (110011) when your 15 mm lens brings up the 35/135 mm...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-06-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 6,191
Posted By ka7197
Oh, yes ... sorry. After some googling, I found a...

Oh, yes ... sorry. After some googling, I found a remark in dpreview.com's X100 review stating that Fuji obviously had used a focal length of 35 mm rather than 23 mm in their calculations when they...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-06-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 6,191
Posted By ka7197
Seems to me you are confusing hyperfocal distance...

Seems to me you are confusing hyperfocal distance (Fuji's numbers) and depth-of-field at hyperfocal distance (DOF program's numbers).The latter always is from half the former to infinity.

So—what...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-02-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,081
Posted By ka7197
If you cut out a 24 × 24 mm square from the...

If you cut out a 24 × 24 mm square from the 35-mm-format frame and compare it to the 6×6 full frame—i. e. the largest 1:1 aspect ratio from each format—then a 50 mm lens on the 6×6 camera is...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-29-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 4,346
Posted By ka7197
No, most don't. In fact, most lenses designated...

No, most don't. In fact, most lenses designated 'apo' really are achromats only, not apochromats in the word's narrower sense, but with a lower-than-usual secondary spectrum (i. e. very low residual...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-28-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 4,346
Posted By ka7197
Oh yes, you're right. Forgot that one ... which...

Oh yes, you're right. Forgot that one ... which is funny as the Macro-Elmar-M 90 mm 1:4 is a very interesting lens actually. Tiny, sharp, and will reach the highest magnification of all Leica M...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-28-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 4,346
Posted By ka7197
Only one—the Summarit-M 90 mm 1:2.5. [EDIT: No,...

Only one—the Summarit-M 90 mm 1:2.5. [EDIT: No, it's two: the Summarit-M 90 mm 1:2.5 and the Macro-Elmar-M 90 mm 1:4 (thanks to Tim for the hint)]

Officially, there's another current 90 mm lens: the...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 07-25-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,188
Posted By ka7197
Basically, yes. You understood correctly. Except...

Basically, yes. You understood correctly. Except it's more like 1.45 m to 3.3 m ... provided you're using your 35 mm lens on a 35-mm-format camera. A 35 mm lens used on other formats, focussed to 2 m...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-18-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 1,754
Posted By ka7197
Good idea. Huh!? That's just plain nonsense....

Good idea.



Huh!? That's just plain nonsense. It's a bad idea to avoid the lens you want just because some moron told you that he doesn't like the framelines. It's another bad idea to get two...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-16-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 979
Posted By ka7197
That's right. It means a normal-sighted person...

That's right. It means a normal-sighted person will see the framelines and rangerfinder patch at a virtual distance of 2 m.



Depends ...

Is your -2.0 dpt prescription accurate? Is it recent or...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-16-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,991
Posted By ka7197
The most peculiar characteristic of Ilford PAN...

The most peculiar characteristic of Ilford PAN F+—besides sharpness and fine grain—is the sensitivity to changes in developing time and temperature. It requires a highly standardised and very...
Forum: Photo Software 07-13-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,931
Posted By ka7197
I wouldn't use Photoshop for that ... but Camera...

I wouldn't use Photoshop for that ... but Camera Raw.
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-12-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 4,412
Posted By ka7197
Such a lens doesn't exist. Sure, there are lenses...

Such a lens doesn't exist. Sure, there are lenses which change their character with aperture—but never in an unpredictable fashion. It's always more aberrations at wide apertures and less at smaller...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-04-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 8,695
Posted By ka7197
While there might be a few good reasons to shoot...

While there might be a few good reasons to shoot JPEG only (as opposed to Raw or Raw+JPEG), just saving disk space isn't one of them. So don't do that!

If you're concerned with the huge size of the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-13-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,302
Posted By ka7197
As the Leica M cameras are photographer's tools...

As the Leica M cameras are photographer's tools (as opposed to auto-everything gizmos), their light meters work the simple old-fashioned way—medium tones will get rendered as medium tones. As a...
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