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Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 353
Posted By steveyork
When I sampled the ZI way back 15 or so years...

When I sampled the ZI way back 15 or so years ago, there was some issue with the rangefinder patch. As I recall, you had to keep your eye directly centered or ... I forget exactly. I think it was...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 353
Posted By steveyork
Hate it when people give a totally off topic,...

Hate it when people give a totally off topic, unsolicited suggestion, but I'm going to do just that. Between those two -- an M6 and ZM -- I'd pick neither. Go for a classic M2. A lot less expensive...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 1 Day Ago
Replies: 209
Views: 31,362
Posted By steveyork
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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Days Ago
Replies: 176
Views: 6,647
Posted By steveyork
I shot the Nikon F3 for a month or two, and for a...

I shot the Nikon F3 for a month or two, and for a longer period, 6 months or so, shot Nikon F's in plain, eye level prisms. The lenses are fantastic values on the used market, especially the non-ai...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By steveyork
I bulk load a lot of Fomapan 100. It has a nice...

I bulk load a lot of Fomapan 100. It has a nice contrasty, classic look. There are two "inexpensive" B&W films generally out there -- Kentmere and Fomapan. Kentmere is a good film, but is more...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 4 Days Ago
Replies: 209
Views: 31,362
Posted By steveyork
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Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 5 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By steveyork
The 35mm f/2 Ultron Asph. is very small, tiny...

The 35mm f/2 Ultron Asph. is very small, tiny even, if that makes a difference. Reminiscent for me of the 35mm Summicron Asph. I once owned. Sharp and clinical. Very much the modern look.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 5 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 854
Posted By steveyork
The three cam 50mm Summicron R is roughly...

The three cam 50mm Summicron R is roughly equivalent to the 4th/5th generation M mount Summicron. Which is to say it is very good. I have no experience with the macro other then the 60 Elmarit,...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 5 Days Ago
Replies: 209
Views: 31,362
Posted By steveyork
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Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,020
Posted By steveyork
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Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 6 Days Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 6,963
Posted By steveyork
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fomapan...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 209
Views: 31,362
Posted By steveyork
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Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 3,104
Posted By steveyork
Two additional, real benefits comes to mind: Less...

Two additional, real benefits comes to mind: Less shutter vibration. Allows at least two stops (or more) of slower, hand held speeds. Mechanical Nikon SLR's have a lot of shutter vibration. The...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 656
Posted By steveyork
I still shoot anywhere from 100-200 rolls of B&W...

I still shoot anywhere from 100-200 rolls of B&W film a year. As I get back into rangefinders, following a ten year stint with SLRs, I don't see that changing much. I've always liked the more...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 209
Views: 31,362
Posted By steveyork
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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7,540
Views: 3,866,552
Posted By steveyork
Very sad period in my life. :( In a fit of...

Very sad period in my life. :( In a fit of simplification, some lenses, an M3, and all my Nikon stuff went to that big auction site in the sky. Which means ... times to replenish!!!!

Actually, I...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 429
Views: 183,199
Posted By steveyork
I shot this lens in a Nikon S mount. Just a few...

I shot this lens in a Nikon S mount. Just a few rolls, because I got out of Nikon rangefinders shortly thereafter, but I was impressed. I guess Voigtlander does market analysis, but it seems a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7,540
Views: 3,866,552
Posted By steveyork
Two isn't bad. One for each hand. Still trying...

Two isn't bad. One for each hand. Still trying to justify why I have three M2's. One for each hand and one ... to balance on my head, maybe? Actually three is my minimum -- once had a camera...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7,540
Views: 3,866,552
Posted By steveyork
They used to be great values, but the market has...

They used to be great values, but the market has really caught up with them. I would also add for B&W film, you might also prefer the older (most likely less expensive) optical stuff. Pictures I've...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 6,963
Posted By steveyork
Thanks. Pretty amazing that we have such great...

Thanks. Pretty amazing that we have such great choices today. we truly are living in the golden age of rangefinder optics. This Nokton is sharp enough for my B&W film needs (and skill), but it has...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By steveyork
Definitely use will smooth out a camera. Once...

Definitely use will smooth out a camera. Once had a Nikon F black 64, well brassed -- must've been owned by a journalist -- but buttery smooth. The shutter too. It didn't survive 'the Great Camera...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,256
Posted By steveyork
That's a surprise, because she's supposed to be...

That's a surprise, because she's supposed to be the avowed expert on that camera. Although I no longer have them, she fixed two for me more then ten years ago w/o a problem. I know she purchased a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,589
Posted By steveyork
Good going, lets see some pictures!!! That wide...

Good going, lets see some pictures!!! That wide and fast, no location can stop you. As you wrote, if you use it a lot, it's never a mistake.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 6,963
Posted By steveyork
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Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 6,963
Posted By steveyork
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Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 6,963
Posted By steveyork
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Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 6,963
Posted By steveyork
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Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 209
Views: 31,362
Posted By steveyork
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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 145
Views: 14,177
Posted By steveyork
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Fomapan...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 145
Views: 14,177
Posted By steveyork
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Pete and...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,635
Views: 89,044
Posted By steveyork
Maybe you can ask the maker if he has any...

Maybe you can ask the maker if he has any preference how shots with this lens are tagged on social media (e.g., Flickr, instagram, ect.)? Don't know if there's a company name involved or what, but I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 112
Views: 23,695
Posted By steveyork
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Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 209
Views: 31,362
Posted By steveyork
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Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 209
Views: 31,362
Posted By steveyork
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Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 6,963
Posted By steveyork
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Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,112
Posted By steveyork
Something else that surprised me, in a good way,...

Something else that surprised me, in a good way, was the optical quality of uncoated pre-war Zeiss lenses. When I owned a pre-war Contax II, I was also surprised that it had some distinctive...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,938
Posted By steveyork
So many good and great 50mm lenses in M mount...

So many good and great 50mm lenses in M mount these days; Leica, Zeiss ZM, Cosina Voigtlander, or get an adapter and use an old Canon, German Zeiss, Nikon, ect. It really depends on your taste. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,112
Posted By steveyork
Hated the Nikon F with a metered head. Very...

Hated the Nikon F with a metered head. Very clunky. A Nikon F with a plain prism, however, handles like a totally different camera. And although I no longer own the system, I was always impressed...
Forum: Nikon RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By steveyork
I've used the early F mount 105 Sonnars, and they...

I've used the early F mount 105 Sonnars, and they are nice.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,360
Posted By steveyork
Given the depth of field issues of a wide angle...

Given the depth of field issues of a wide angle lens, I've always felt the 50mm focal length as the "normal" or natural lens for the human eye. I do agree, however, the 35mm is far more versatile...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-11-2020
Replies: 75
Views: 6,963
Posted By steveyork
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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-08-2020
Replies: 1,635
Views: 89,044
Posted By steveyork
Whow! All three look nice but the brass is...

Whow! All three look nice but the brass is stunning. Looks like I'm getting back into M's at just the right time. I think Tom A. up there in heaven is grinning down at us.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2020
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By steveyork
I once owned, and later sold a plain prism black...

I once owned, and later sold a plain prism black 64 (649xxx) in Ex condition. Didn't cost much, maybe a bit more then a early silver body, and the serviced body didn't sell for much either. Cool...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-06-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 6,953
Posted By steveyork
This thread makes M3/M2's sound like screaming...

This thread makes M3/M2's sound like screaming deals. Still a lot of great cameras out there that aren't overpriced.

I never came back to film though, because I never left it. Hip all my life,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-04-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 665
Posted By steveyork
Radu Lesaru <[email protected]> serviced a prewar...

Radu Lesaru <[email protected]> serviced a prewar Contax II for me several years ago, and Vermont Camera Works can probably do it too. There was a good guy over in England who specialized in old...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-26-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 3,020
Posted By steveyork
Over the last 25 years, I've owned an M6, MP, M7,...

Over the last 25 years, I've owned an M6, MP, M7, M4, M5, M3, in that order, but now only have a couple M2s. The M3 is wonderful for its' increased magnification, something you'll have to look...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-26-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By steveyork
I have both; the new Ultron and the MC VII...

I have both; the new Ultron and the MC VII Nokton. For the price, either is a winner. I like the ergonomics of the Nokton better, and for creative and speed considerations, the 1.4 is nice. The...
Forum: Leica SL 11-29-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,238
Posted By steveyork
Definitely the Leicaflex SL. You're talking...

Definitely the Leicaflex SL. You're talking about those cameras, right? :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2019
Replies: 90
Views: 4,690
Posted By steveyork
I've always viewed photography as simply a means...

I've always viewed photography as simply a means to en and -- traveling and exploring, getting out, meeting people ect. I'm no collector. I think some folks get in trouble when the gear head takes...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-18-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 8,247
Posted By steveyork
Does Leica take advantage of their M...

Does Leica take advantage of their M users?


Only if you let them. With the fine offerings from Cosina and others (e.g., Zeiss ZM and Voigtlander), no one really "needs" to drop $8k (US) on a Leica...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-18-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 922
Posted By steveyork
Plenty of other great options out there whose...

Plenty of other great options out there whose name does not begin with "L".
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-08-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 31,362
Posted By steveyork
Erik -- Good questions, something I should've...

Erik -- Good questions, something I should've mentioned. I don't think it's vignetting; just a product of the lighting. This shot was taken under a bridge in solid shadows just as a misty, fogging...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-08-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 31,362
Posted By steveyork
Fomapan 100 in Rodinal (1:50) w/ yellow...

Fomapan 100 in Rodinal (1:50) w/ yellow filter

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48487234692_8decdbe306_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gSDKB3)Before they Arrive (https://flic.kr/p/2gSDKB3) by Steve...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-08-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,353
Posted By steveyork
Plenty sharp. Nice bokeh. Really impressed by...

Plenty sharp. Nice bokeh. Really impressed by Cosina Voigtlander these days.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-07-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 6,963
Posted By steveyork
MC version, Fomapan 100 in Rodinal (1:50 for 9...

MC version, Fomapan 100 in Rodinal (1:50 for 9 min)

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Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-06-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 6,963
Posted By steveyork
With film, and only two test rolls, I haven't...

With film, and only two test rolls, I haven't noticed any focus shift on this lens either wide open at minimum focusing distance or the "dreaded f/4" that a quoted reviewer alluded to above. But I...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-06-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 6,963
Posted By steveyork
CV 35mm f/1.4 Nokton II MC (yellow filter) +...

CV 35mm f/1.4 Nokton II MC (yellow filter) + Fomapan 100 in Rodinal (1:50)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48474388736_0eb54db0a2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gRvUX3)Day After Night...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-05-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 634
Posted By steveyork
Nice, thanks.

Nice, thanks.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-05-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,189
Posted By steveyork
Don't refund until you get the return in hand. I...

Don't refund until you get the return in hand. I doubt you'll ever get the item back. Treat it as a life lesson.

And always ship with tracking number, especially overseas. W/o a tracking number...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-03-2019
Replies: 1,635
Views: 89,044
Posted By steveyork
Add me to the list of those interest!

Add me to the list of those interest!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-26-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,821
Posted By steveyork
Having had a film body fail on a trip (through...

Having had a film body fail on a trip (through operator error), and having one become unexpectedly unavailable right before a trip, I always figured three is the minimum number (assuming those are...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-17-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 3,585
Posted By steveyork
Nice. Compact 35's always useful.

Nice. Compact 35's always useful.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-17-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 6,963
Posted By steveyork
Shot wide open at about MFD, focused on the sign....

Shot wide open at about MFD, focused on the sign.

CV 35mm f/1.4 Nokton MC II (yellow filter) + Fomapan 100 in HC-110 (1:31 fr 6...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-17-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 6,963
Posted By steveyork
CV 35mm f/1.4 Nokton MC II (yellow filter) +...

CV 35mm f/1.4 Nokton MC II (yellow filter) + Fomapan 100 in HC-110 (1:31 for 6 min)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48306244987_8cb25b2ccd_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gAE8ET)Sunday Morning Puddles...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-16-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 6,963
Posted By steveyork
Good to know about their other M mount lenses. ...

Good to know about their other M mount lenses. They're great values. I've only used a few of their F and S mount lenses, and those not extensively.
Forum: Nikon RF 07-16-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By steveyork
Nice stuff. How's the rangefinder patch on those...

Nice stuff. How's the rangefinder patch on those limited editions? I looked through an old SP many years ago and its' patch was so faded it was useless. A ghost would've had more contrast.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-16-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 6,963
Posted By steveyork
Just now getting back into Leica rangefinders...

Just now getting back into Leica rangefinders after a 10+ year absence. Took a stroll with the dog with this new lens, so I'll post a few samples here. Don't know anything about version I, but in...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-13-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,892
Posted By steveyork
I generally prefer the B&W image of film over...

I generally prefer the B&W image of film over digital. Just like some prefer older lenses or single coating for B&W. Newer is not always better. My opinion only.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-13-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,892
Posted By steveyork
Never had the desire to go digital. I like the...

Never had the desire to go digital. I like the whole process of film, from loading cassettes, shooting, developing, editing ... alright scanning not that fun, but it's a mindless task. Set the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-12-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,686
Posted By steveyork
Think Tank - Slim Changer

Think Tank - Slim Changer
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By steveyork
I shot a couple rolls a few years back. Couldn't...

I shot a couple rolls a few years back. Couldn't develop it myself, as I recall it's positive film, so I sent it out to someone who specialized in developing it. Forget exactly who. Expensive...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-08-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 6,963
Posted By steveyork
From TomB_X -- Well, the lens arrived, and...

From TomB_X --

Well, the lens arrived, and mechanical design and construction are basically the same as ver1 - which is very much like a Leica lens and is a joy to use.

 All I've done so far is...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-08-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 6,963
Posted By steveyork
FYI -- The lens has been reviewed over the Leica...

FYI -- The lens has been reviewed over the Leica Forum, by someone who had both old and new versions. In summary, per them, focus shift has been reduced, but still noticeable at f/4 (i.e., point of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-08-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,755
Posted By steveyork
I allow myself one camera for each day of the...

I allow myself one camera for each day of the week. Of course in photographers math that means you can have 8-9, but seriously, now days if want something (never really "needed" anymore; always...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 16,026
Posted By steveyork
My favorite remains the Leicaflex SL, great...

My favorite remains the Leicaflex SL, great viewfinders, really effective braking system, but after 900 or so rolls of exclusive use over 7-8 years, I'm totally burned out on them. It's like...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-07-2019
Replies: 444
Views: 170,251
Posted By steveyork
S3 + 50/1.4 + Pan F in...

S3 + 50/1.4 + Pan F in HC-110

https://live.staticflickr.com/4781/39855600365_8abf493027_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/23HUnrx)Abandoned House (https://flic.kr/p/23HUnrx) by Steve...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-07-2019
Replies: 444
Views: 170,251
Posted By steveyork
S2 + 50/1.4 + Fomapan 100 in...

S2 + 50/1.4 + Fomapan 100 in Rodinal

https://live.staticflickr.com/4695/38750576995_6233a504f9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/223fQut)Call To Arms (Nikon S2, 1957) (https://flic.kr/p/223fQut) by Steve...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-06-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,026
Posted By steveyork
And also the sheer availability of modern optics...

And also the sheer availability of modern optics (e.g., Voigtlander, Zeiss) pushed me back into the M mount fold, although recognizing that there are a few modern S mount lenses, like the one below...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-06-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,026
Posted By steveyork
I liked the contrast in the Leica M viewfinder...

I liked the contrast in the Leica M viewfinder better, but the Nikon S2 was a nice change of pace. And what a distinctive shutter sound. The light and compact dimensions plus the 1.0x viewfinder...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-06-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,026
Posted By steveyork
S2 + Nikkor 50/2 + Foma 100 in HC-110 Don't have...

S2 + Nikkor 50/2 + Foma 100 in HC-110

Don't have them anymore, but fun to use when I did.

https://live.staticflickr.com/1737/28533534478_d48b55c6e8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/KtpPH1)Breakfast Time...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-29-2019
Replies: 547
Views: 68,921
Posted By steveyork
35mm Summicron ASPH + Agfa...

35mm Summicron ASPH + Agfa 400

https://live.staticflickr.com/6148/5997785319_3109e681fe.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/a91dBH)The Eyes Have It (https://flic.kr/p/a91dBH) by Steve...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-29-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,592
Posted By steveyork
With the Cosina manufactured lenses from Zeiss...

With the Cosina manufactured lenses from Zeiss and Voigtlander, I've often thought we've been living in the golden age of rangefinder optics. It's one good reason to shoot M mount cameras.

PS --...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-25-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1,786
Posted By steveyork
Voigtlander's coming out with some really nice...

Voigtlander's coming out with some really nice stuff.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-24-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,334
Posted By steveyork
Nikon F is what happened to rangefinders. The F...

Nikon F is what happened to rangefinders. The F trounced rangefinders as a whole just like the M3 did to other rangefinders. SLRs are far more user friendly, and probably "better" for just general...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-24-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 704
Posted By steveyork
That's them -- Zebra Color. Tampa or St. Pete,...

That's them -- Zebra Color. Tampa or St. Pete, all the same to us over here on the east coast. :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-24-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 704
Posted By steveyork
Dales in Hollywood, Florida. They're close to...

Dales in Hollywood, Florida. They're close to Miami.
60 Minute Photo, West Palm Beach.
There's a place in Tampa. Forget the name.

Although I'm local, I got used during the Kodachrome days to...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-24-2019
Replies: 387
Views: 44,911
Posted By steveyork
Looks like an awesome lens. Guess you get used...

Looks like an awesome lens. Guess you get used to size/weight after awhile.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-23-2019
Replies: 526
Views: 180,569
Posted By steveyork
From the way, way back ... 20+. years...

From the way, way back ... 20+. years ago.

https://live.staticflickr.com/5188/5592192882_56ebcbf8b8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/9was7E)Self Portrait #2 (https://flic.kr/p/9was7E) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-22-2019
Replies: 249
Views: 14,352
Posted By steveyork
CV 50/2.5 + S2 +Kentmere 100 in Rodinal...

CV 50/2.5 + S2 +Kentmere 100 in Rodinal (semi-stand)

https://live.staticflickr.com/4814/46571957591_155a529fa1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dXpss4)Strawn Citrus Packing House #3...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-22-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,642
Posted By steveyork
With early serial numbers of any item, Leica was...

With early serial numbers of any item, Leica was probably using left over parts. They did that with the MP and the film iso plate. The first batch had the old M6 plates. Anyway, that's my theory.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-22-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,755
Posted By steveyork
Got to try an M3 at least once in your life! ...

Got to try an M3 at least once in your life! Uniquely different from your M4, but yet so similar.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-22-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 4,124
Posted By steveyork
Concerning optics, as a practical matter (hand...

Concerning optics, as a practical matter (hand held, B&W film), really only in price. When people chuck out a lot of $$$ into something, they feel the need to justify -- I mean, come on, they cost...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-21-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 4,124
Posted By steveyork
All of them are lenses of high optical quality. ...

All of them are lenses of high optical quality. I suspect favoring one over another involves some hair splitting.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-19-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,356
Posted By steveyork
Seems like a fair price. Fs now days are a'a...

Seems like a fair price. Fs now days are a'a dime a dozen,' but according to Cameraquest website, black Fs in the 64 serial number range are rare.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-12-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,997
Posted By steveyork
I was thinking more of Leica rangefinder cameras...

I was thinking more of Leica rangefinder cameras and especially lenses. Nikon stuff has really dropped in price. Limited demand.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-12-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,997
Posted By steveyork
At one time Ebay represented great deals for...

At one time Ebay represented great deals for buyers of rangefinder stuff. That was fifteen - twenty years ago, during the dark days. Now most of the stuff offered is terrible overpriced; more...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 1,736
Posted By steveyork
The longer I live, the more I realize, all of...

The longer I live, the more I realize, all of life is just a bit of trial and error. In terms of photography, you have to get it in your hands, and use, before you know whether you like.

Doesn't...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 8,057
Posted By steveyork
Acros was good film, especially when rebranded by...

Acros was good film, especially when rebranded by Freestyle.
Forum: Nikon RF 06-10-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,026
Posted By steveyork
The only black paint cameras I can afford are...

The only black paint cameras I can afford are Nikon Fs and Leicaflex SL. You rangefinder cats must have bigger wallets.

I always though the S2 were nice looking cameras. Even more so in black. ...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-10-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 31,362
Posted By steveyork
That's one sharp value.

That's one sharp value.
Forum: Nikon RF 06-10-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,026
Posted By steveyork
I liked the S2. Have had several come through...

I liked the S2. Have had several come through the house, both chrome and black dials. Light and compact, they were great travel cameras. All of them had decent rangefinder patches. Even after...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-09-2019
Replies: 249
Views: 14,352
Posted By steveyork
35mm Elmarit R + Fomapan...

35mm Elmarit R + Fomapan 100

https://live.staticflickr.com/5728/20671109072_0854057907_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xuCQyh)Creepy Tower (https://flic.kr/p/xuCQyh) by Steve...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-06-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 893
Posted By steveyork
I go through multi-year periods of acquisition,...

I go through multi-year periods of acquisition, trying different stuff just for the unique user experience, not because of need. Then in one season or two I'll do a quick purge, overshooting the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-05-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 775
Posted By steveyork
Some of the classic combinations are...

Some of the classic combinations are --

21-35-50
35-50-90

Less is more is generally best when it comes to a rangefinder. I travelled in Europe with just a 50 and it worked fine.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-04-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,415
Posted By steveyork
After I started using a handheld meter for some...

After I started using a handheld meter for some meter less cameras I found that at least half the time (or more) no meter was required, because with just a little bit of practice you know what the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-02-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,443
Posted By steveyork
I don't believe this is accurate. All things...

I don't believe this is accurate. All things being equal, the larger the viewfinder mag on a manual camera, the easier to focus. But as a practical matter, they both have sufficient viewfinder...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-31-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,135
Posted By steveyork
Leicaflex SL are great cameras, and affordable.

Leicaflex SL are great cameras, and affordable.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-28-2019
Replies: 889
Views: 175,245
Posted By steveyork
50mm Summicron R +Fomapan 100 in...

50mm Summicron R +Fomapan 100 in Rodinal

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47935648146_5120afb113_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g2UJ9b)Old Post Office (https://flic.kr/p/2g2UJ9b) by Steve...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-24-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 3,082
Posted By steveyork
The classic solution is using foam corn plaster. ...

The classic solution is using foam corn plaster. Works surprisingly well.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-21-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,513
Posted By steveyork
I wouldn't limit yourself to one camera and lens....

I wouldn't limit yourself to one camera and lens. That usually stems for a feeling too much gear. I's just use the gear for a year, and at the end of the year sell what you didn't use, what you...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-16-2019
Replies: 2,741
Views: 807,676
Posted By steveyork
My favorite camera. I've burned a lot of film...

My favorite camera. I've burned a lot of film through them. Great viewfinders and the shutter is so well damped. Shot the picture below hand held, wide open, at 1/8 or 1/15. So little vibration...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-15-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,530
Posted By steveyork
I will say the "cheap" B&W film today -- Fomapan...

I will say the "cheap" B&W film today -- Fomapan and Kentmere -- is actually pretty good, especially at ISO 100, which is the speed of which I'm most familiar. In my experience, the more expensive...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-12-2019
Replies: 2,009
Views: 303,707
Posted By steveyork
Not exactly "nice" but an old Dodge 50mm...

Not exactly "nice" but an old Dodge

50mm Summicron
Fomapan 100 in Rodinal (1:100, semi-stand)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47734937132_6b934cdccb_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fJb2Ks)Dirty...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-05-2019
Replies: 889
Views: 175,245
Posted By steveyork
Listing R/V Arctic Discoverer. Soon to be an...

Listing R/V Arctic Discoverer. Soon to be an artificial reef.

35mm Elmarit-R
JCH 400 in Rodinal (1:100, semi-stand)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33854420798_9a93c6532d_c.jpg...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-28-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 2,730
Posted By steveyork
Just one roll so far, but the negs look...

Just one roll so far, but the negs look underdeveloped and thin using their prescribed time of 4 minutes.

Edit -- They scanned better then they looked.
Forum: Nikon RF 04-20-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,066
Posted By steveyork
Never owned a re-issue, but owned and used an...

Never owned a re-issue, but owned and used an original S3 and several S2 over a two year period. Light and compact, easy travel cameras, but the rangefinder patch on the S3 was a bit more "diluted"...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-20-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,341
Posted By steveyork
The pre-war Zeiss are such well made stuff,...

The pre-war Zeiss are such well made stuff, whether a folder, TLR, or Contax, with optics that always surprised, in a good way, but the rangefinders chewed up my glasses and none of it survived 'the...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-20-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,341
Posted By steveyork
Pre-war 50mm Sonnar + Agfa Vista...

Pre-war 50mm Sonnar + Agfa Vista 200

https://live.staticflickr.com/792/40176774765_11b1f5c6d4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24dhtpc)Hanging Fruit (Contax II, 1937) (https://flic.kr/p/24dhtpc) by Steve...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-20-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,341
Posted By steveyork
50mm collapsible Sonnar + Fomapan 100 in...

50mm collapsible Sonnar + Fomapan 100 in HC-110

https://live.staticflickr.com/978/42253067222_b24114b154_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27nL1P1)Birds of a Feather (Contax II, 1936)...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-20-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,341
Posted By steveyork
Contax II & 50mm collapsible Sonnar + Efke 50 in...

Contax II & 50mm collapsible Sonnar + Efke 50 in Rodinal

https://live.staticflickr.com/4164/34187137250_54bf666bab_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/U611QS)God&#x27;s Bus #3 (https://flic.kr/p/U611QS) by...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-17-2019
Replies: 1,585
Views: 202,512
Posted By steveyork
50mm Summicron Fomapan 100 in...

50mm Summicron
Fomapan 100 in Rodinal

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46897254174_a4440be886_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2es9FMQ)No Swim Today (https://flic.kr/p/2es9FMQ) by Steve...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-17-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,825
Posted By steveyork
A couple months ago I communicated with the Ebay...

A couple months ago I communicated with the Ebay seller regarding several repainted Leica and Nikon bodies. He claimed they were all de-chromed before re-painting. In addition, at times this same...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-14-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,024
Posted By steveyork
For me, GAS was largely cured by giving into it. ...

For me, GAS was largely cured by giving into it. Over the last ten to fifteen years, I've tried so many different camera systems -- lots of rangefinders, some medium format, different SLRs, from...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-09-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 865
Posted By steveyork
Long time ago I had a copy of the book when I had...

Long time ago I had a copy of the book when I had a budding collection of early Topcon SLRs. Really well made stuff, with great viewfinders, and the Topcor lenses, even early ones, are excellent. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-29-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,047
Posted By steveyork
I've shot a lot of film with R glass. Best 'bang...

I've shot a lot of film with R glass. Best 'bang for the buck' are the normal primes -- 35mm Elmarit (avoid version 1), 50mm Summicron, 60mm Elmarit and 90mm Elmarit. With a little shopping these...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 03-17-2019
Replies: 170
Views: 25,003
Posted By steveyork
About ten years ago, while shooting polar bears...

About ten years ago, while shooting polar bears up in Churchill, Canada, one of my film cameras broke through operator error. Fortunately I had a second camera. Since then I traveled overseas with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-16-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,686
Posted By steveyork
Last time I looked, many metal and mechanical...

Last time I looked, many metal and mechanical SLRs were still very affordable (e.g., SRT, FTb, ect.). Film SLRs still a great value compared to their original price, and the going price for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-14-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 14,076
Posted By steveyork
HC110 and Rodinal -- cheap, easy and lasts a long...

HC110 and Rodinal -- cheap, easy and lasts a long time, though I go through at least 1000 ml of each every year. I do experiment with others just to shake things up a bit.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-10-2019
Replies: 1,748
Views: 327,199
Posted By steveyork
35mm Elmarit + Fomapan 100 in...

35mm Elmarit + Fomapan 100 in Rodinal

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7887/47274599382_f9e4914921_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2f2uFnG)Tall Reflection (https://flic.kr/p/2f2uFnG) by Steve...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 03-09-2019
Replies: 1,780
Views: 121,100
Posted By steveyork
35mm Elmarit + Fomapan 100 in...

35mm Elmarit + Fomapan 100 in Rodinal

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7808/33433492968_d8103f388b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SWpoDW)Street Art (https://flic.kr/p/SWpoDW) by Steve...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-08-2019
Replies: 1,748
Views: 327,199
Posted By steveyork
35mm Elmarit + Fomapan 100 in...

35mm Elmarit + Fomapan 100 in Rodinal


https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7808/33433492968_d8103f388b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SWpoDW)Street Art (https://flic.kr/p/SWpoDW) by Steve...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-08-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 21,331
Posted By steveyork
Dual range Summicron + Double X in...

Dual range Summicron + Double X in HC-110

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/901/41321345142_9c5508d63a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25XqGid)Pete (https://flic.kr/p/25XqGid) by Steve...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-05-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,762
Posted By steveyork
I shot the Contaflex IV for a couple years. ...

I shot the Contaflex IV for a couple years. Small, light, a bright viewfinder, a bit quirky, but the 45mm Tessar lens was nice. I'm always a bit surprised at the good quality of the old Zeiss...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-03-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By steveyork
I shot a bit with Topcor lenses from the late...

I shot a bit with Topcor lenses from the late 1950's, including this 58mm focal length. I was astounded with the optical quality. Very good indeed.
Forum: RFF News 02-27-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 6,386
Posted By steveyork
Seems that when they stopped marketing B&W film...

Seems that when they stopped marketing B&W film they signaled their long term intentions.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-26-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 14,222
Posted By steveyork
50mm Summicron...

50mm Summicron R

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3677/13643211074_bcf1362a91_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/mMB2k9)True Love (https://flic.kr/p/mMB2k9) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-13-2019
Replies: 1,585
Views: 202,512
Posted By steveyork
Yes, back in the day when Leica stuff was only...

Yes, back in the day when Leica stuff was only expensive, not incredibly expensive. Probably wouldn't do it today. No longer have the camera, nor the lens. Still have the dog though.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-13-2019
Replies: 1,407
Views: 346,105
Posted By steveyork
60mm Elmarit + Kodak Gold...

60mm Elmarit + Kodak Gold 200

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3767/11173260774_6c2fd658e1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/i2kTa9)Mary with her Ikoflex (leicaflex sl, 60mm elmarit) (https://flic.kr/p/i2kTa9)...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-12-2019
Replies: 631
Views: 95,184
Posted By steveyork
1937 f/1.5 Sonnar on...

1937 f/1.5 Sonnar on M3

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1754/42156551934_583623e3c5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27eembj)Windy Conditions (Sonnar, 1936) (https://flic.kr/p/27eembj) by Steve...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-12-2019
Replies: 889
Views: 175,245
Posted By steveyork
Nikon S2 + 50/2 + Foma...

Nikon S2 + 50/2 + Foma 100

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1737/28533534478_d48b55c6e8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/KtpPH1)Breakfast Time (Nikon S2, 1956) (https://flic.kr/p/KtpPH1) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-11-2019
Replies: 1,585
Views: 202,512
Posted By steveyork
35mm Elmarit R + Efke...

35mm Elmarit R + Efke 50

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4302/36048309261_a119eb4cd2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WVt1rt)Swimming the Suwannee (https://flic.kr/p/WVt1rt) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-11-2019
Replies: 1,585
Views: 202,512
Posted By steveyork
50mm Summicron DR + Fomapan...

50mm Summicron DR + Fomapan 100

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/857/27648304548_781534425e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/J8bMG1)Watchful (Leica M3) (https://flic.kr/p/J8bMG1) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-11-2019
Replies: 1,585
Views: 202,512
Posted By steveyork
50mm Nikkor- H + Kentmere...

50mm Nikkor- H + Kentmere 100

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1845/42721021660_dbe8ff4dec_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2867pmY)Gulf Stream Hotel (https://flic.kr/p/2867pmY) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-11-2019
Replies: 1,585
Views: 202,512
Posted By steveyork
50mm Summicron-M +...

50mm Summicron-M + Plus-X

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5108/5560409809_e98314ff93_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/9tmy7D)Lab Attack! -- (Leica MP, 50mm Summicron, plus-x) (https://flic.kr/p/9tmy7D) by...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-11-2019
Replies: 1,585
Views: 202,512
Posted By steveyork
CV 58mm f/1.4 + Fomapan...

CV 58mm f/1.4 + Fomapan 200

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4880/32007916507_5d4d14f213_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QLqWrr)Belly Rubs (https://flic.kr/p/QLqWrr) by Steve...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-09-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,070
Posted By steveyork
I've been using Vuescan with a ColorPerfect...

I've been using Vuescan with a ColorPerfect plugin on a Nikon 9000 for 7-8 years and I can't recall any issues, other then scanning a bit flat. Most people with coolscans have good success with...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-08-2019
Replies: 761
Views: 241,276
Posted By steveyork
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4891/46273947622_95...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4891/46273947622_9554b117fa_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dv55t9)
Girl & Camera (https://flic.kr/p/2dv55t9) by Steve (https://www.flickr.com/photos/filmforlife/), on Flickr
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-08-2019
Replies: 1,748
Views: 327,199
Posted By steveyork
50mm Summicron R + Leicaflex...

50mm Summicron R + Leicaflex SL

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4638/38808258934_3a7a6006ac_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/228mtjE)Bent and Scratched (https://flic.kr/p/228mtjE) by Steve...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-08-2019
Replies: 1,748
Views: 327,199
Posted By steveyork
35mm Elmarit R + Leicaflex...

35mm Elmarit R + Leicaflex SL
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/511/19636494281_eed02a07ca_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/vVdaCe)Abandoned Prison #29 (https://flic.kr/p/vVdaCe) by Steve...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-08-2019
Replies: 1,748
Views: 327,199
Posted By steveyork
90mm Elmarit...

90mm Elmarit R

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/443/18145753703_d9b3be81e3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tDtJot)Abandoned Prison #5 (https://flic.kr/p/tDtJot) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-06-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 9,597
Posted By steveyork
35mm Elmarit...

35mm Elmarit R

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7311/8728779498_560f8816b0_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/eikh3f)Lost Cat (leicaflex sl, 35mm elmarit) (https://flic.kr/p/eikh3f) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-06-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 9,597
Posted By steveyork
1936 collapsible...

1936 collapsible Sonnar

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4164/34187137250_54bf666bab_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/U611QS)God&#x27;s Bus #3 (https://flic.kr/p/U611QS) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-06-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 9,597
Posted By steveyork
35mm...

35mm Nikkor-OC

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7856/46014690244_9715d1a3c1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2d7ajhm)Broken Truck #3 (https://flic.kr/p/2d7ajhm) by Steve...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-06-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 3,175
Posted By steveyork
The aspherical lenses I have used (Leica and...

The aspherical lenses I have used (Leica and Voigtlander) have all been very sharp and clinical. Great, I suppose, for color film, but I find them a bit jarring for B&W film.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-06-2019
Replies: 460
Views: 56,845
Posted By steveyork
50mm Summicron R (type...

50mm Summicron R (type 2)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7442/12032457263_a0ccc5e75e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/jkgukH)Abandoned House (leicaflex sl) (https://flic.kr/p/jkgukH) by Steve...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-06-2019
Replies: 460
Views: 56,845
Posted By steveyork
50mm Nikkor-HC Don't shoot a lot of tri-x...

50mm Nikkor-HC

Don't shoot a lot of tri-x because of all the sun where I live.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4885/46749377122_74146d7ac1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ee5M6u)Grocery Cart...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-06-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,961
Posted By steveyork
Bokeh monster ... One of the lenses I regret...

Bokeh monster ... One of the lenses I regret selling, but as I recall an odd filter size.


https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1786/29278629648_7d5a72d8db_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LBfCxs)Bowl of Bokeh...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-05-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 763
Posted By steveyork
M4P -- 23,180 (22,444) M4-2 -- 15,800 (17,100) CL...

M4P -- 23,180 (22,444)
M4-2 -- 15,800 (17,100)
CL -- 65,000 (65,000)
M1 -- 9,741 (9,700)
M2 -- 83,077 (83,300)

As you can see, different sources give different production totals.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,277
Posted By steveyork
1. Quality film is as important as...

1. Quality film is as important as equipment.

2. There's no necessary magic in a name or price tag.

3. Trial and error in photography is important. Can't figure things out by sitting on a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-05-2019
Replies: 249
Views: 14,352
Posted By steveyork
35mm Elmarit R + Fomapan...

35mm Elmarit R + Fomapan 100

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5728/20671109072_0854057907_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xuCQyh)Creepy Tower (https://flic.kr/p/xuCQyh) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-04-2019
Replies: 1,940
Views: 259,257
Posted By steveyork
35mm Elmarit R (type...

35mm Elmarit R (type 3)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7474/15914854055_ed6c1e42fd_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qfkMDr)Posted Land (https://flic.kr/p/qfkMDr) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-04-2019
Replies: 1,940
Views: 259,257
Posted By steveyork
35mm Elmarit...

35mm Elmarit R

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/511/19636494281_eed02a07ca_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/vVdaCe)Abandoned Prison #29 (https://flic.kr/p/vVdaCe) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-04-2019
Replies: 335
Views: 54,720
Posted By steveyork
50mm Summicron...

50mm Summicron R

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7442/12032457263_a0ccc5e75e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/jkgukH)
Abandoned House (leicaflex sl) (https://flic.kr/p/jkgukH) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-04-2019
Replies: 1,940
Views: 259,257
Posted By steveyork
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7442/12032457263_a0...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7442/12032457263_a0ccc5e75e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/jkgukH)Abandoned House (leicaflex sl) (https://flic.kr/p/jkgukH) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-04-2019
Replies: 1,940
Views: 259,257
Posted By steveyork
35mm Summicron M (type...

35mm Summicron M (type 4)

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5128/5354698349_b512c91673_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/9abegk)Munson Cemetery, Florida (https://flic.kr/p/9abegk) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-04-2019
Replies: 1,940
Views: 259,257
Posted By steveyork
50mm Summicron M (type...

50mm Summicron M (type 5)

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5084/5309137629_f196119545_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/969HDF)St. Michaels Cemetery, Pensacola, FL (https://flic.kr/p/969HDF) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-04-2019
Replies: 1,940
Views: 259,257
Posted By steveyork
dual range...

dual range Summicron

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4892/46124675752_c1c3127b27_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dgT29d)Warning! (https://flic.kr/p/2dgT29d) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-04-2019
Replies: 1,940
Views: 259,257
Posted By steveyork
35mm Elmarit-R (type...

35mm Elmarit-R (type 3)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4326/35832494732_b1df21a670_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WAoUij)Highway 98 Revisted (https://flic.kr/p/WAoUij) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-04-2019
Replies: 1,940
Views: 259,257
Posted By steveyork
Nikon S2 +...

Nikon S2 + 50/2

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/908/28000494228_b6ba3f5a42_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JEiRpS)&#x27;Get Out&#x27; Sign (Nikon S2) (https://flic.kr/p/JEiRpS) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-04-2019
Replies: 335
Views: 54,720
Posted By steveyork
50mm...

50mm Nikkor-H

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1845/42721021660_dbe8ff4dec_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2867pmY)
Gulf Stream Hotel (https://flic.kr/p/2867pmY) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-04-2019
Replies: 335
Views: 54,720
Posted By steveyork
60mm Elmarit...

60mm Elmarit

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7467/15464641894_ef73bb57f2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pyykfN)
Roosting (Leicaflex SL, 60mm Elmarit, Kodak Gold 200) (https://flic.kr/p/pyykfN) by Steve...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-04-2019
Replies: 4,648
Views: 1,321,136
Posted By steveyork
50mm Summicron...

50mm Summicron R


https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5224/5690292346_17123b5660_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/9EQeEJ)Mary Playing with Dog #5 (https://flic.kr/p/9EQeEJ) by Steve...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-04-2019
Replies: 4,648
Views: 1,321,136
Posted By steveyork
50mm Summilux...

50mm Summilux Asph

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5289/5273620783_c65194a654_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/931FJg)Old Man at Work (https://flic.kr/p/931FJg) by Steve...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-04-2019
Replies: 5,694
Views: 512,389
Posted By steveyork
50mm Summicron R (type...

50mm Summicron R (type 2)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4149/5164046844_7cd087aefe_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/8Sk6dq)Winston -- Pacific Northwest (leicaflex sl, 50mm summicron)...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-04-2019
Replies: 5,694
Views: 512,389
Posted By steveyork
Nikon S2 +...

Nikon S2 + 50/2

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/841/28723378067_329cfc2a09_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/KLbPAk)Storm on the Mountain (Nikon, 1956) (https://flic.kr/p/KLbPAk) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-04-2019
Replies: 335
Views: 54,720
Posted By steveyork
50mm Summicron-R (type...

50mm Summicron-R (type 1)

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8159/7130112863_7208b64726_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/bS4G9p)
Shadow Dog (leicaflex, 50mm summicron) (https://flic.kr/p/bS4G9p) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-04-2019
Replies: 335
Views: 54,720
Posted By steveyork
35mm...

35mm Nikkor-O

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4823/46226803282_7bc3b73cc1_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dqUs6G)
Shadow & Light (https://flic.kr/p/2dqUs6G) by Steve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-04-2019
Replies: 335
Views: 54,720
Posted By steveyork
35mm...

35mm Nikkor-O

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4907/45952150542_1e7e4ec35e_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2d1CMpC)Humpty Dumpty (https://flic.kr/p/2d1CMpC) by Steve...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-03-2019
Replies: 349
Views: 122,183
Posted By steveyork
delete --> wrong

delete --> wrong
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-03-2019
Replies: 429
Views: 183,199
Posted By steveyork
Nikon...

Nikon mount

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4814/46571957591_155a529fa1_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dXpss4)Strawn Citrus Packing House #3 (https://flic.kr/p/2dXpss4) by Steve...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-03-2019
Replies: 429
Views: 183,199
Posted By steveyork
Nikon mount...

Nikon mount

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4815/31413531407_ecc48373ea_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PRUyst)Dummett Sugar Mill Ruins (https://flic.kr/p/PRUyst) by Steve...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-03-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 21,331
Posted By steveyork
1936 f/1.5 Sonnar (via Amedeo...

1936 f/1.5 Sonnar (via Amedeo adapter)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1754/42156551934_583623e3c5_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27eembj)Windy Conditions (Sonnar, 1936) (https://flic.kr/p/27eembj) by...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-03-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 36,451
Posted By steveyork
1936 f/1.5...

1936 f/1.5 Sonnar

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1754/42156551934_583623e3c5_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27eembj)Windy Conditions (Sonnar, 1936) (https://flic.kr/p/27eembj) by Steve...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-03-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 21,331
Posted By steveyork
dual range...

dual range Summicron

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/874/41233789702_39007068d8_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25PFX7E)Sinking Tire Swing (https://flic.kr/p/25PFX7E) by Steve...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-03-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 36,451
Posted By steveyork
1936 rigid f/2...

1936 rigid f/2 Sonnar

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1723/41550523965_3f8a898ec8_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26iFibe)A Bad Day (Sonnar, 1936) (https://flic.kr/p/26iFibe) by Steve...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-03-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 21,331
Posted By steveyork
Dual Range...

Dual Range Summicron

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4335/36628046335_1744eee7c0_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XNGj5g)Country Living (https://flic.kr/p/XNGj5g) by Steve...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-03-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 36,451
Posted By steveyork
1937 collapsible...

1937 collapsible Sonnar

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7707/28167210144_d945b9f8f2_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JV3jfd)Lake Okeechobee #2, (Zeiss Sonnar, 1937) (https://flic.kr/p/JV3jfd) by Steve...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-03-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 36,451
Posted By steveyork
1937 collapsible...

1937 collapsible Sonnar.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/964/41883501921_5a1202bfb0_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26P6TVt)Pond (Contax II, 1937) (https://flic.kr/p/26P6TVt) by Steve...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-03-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 36,451
Posted By steveyork
1937 collapsible...

1937 collapsible Sonnar

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/793/40243104195_259ca9a71a_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24j9qQ4)Morning Stroll (1937, Contax II) (https://flic.kr/p/24j9qQ4) by Steve...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-03-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 36,451
Posted By steveyork
1936 collapsible...

1936 collapsible Sonnar

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4176/34430993942_e183d21dd2_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/UsxQWA)God&#x27;s Bus #4 (Contax II, 1936) (https://flic.kr/p/UsxQWA) by Steve...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-03-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 36,451
Posted By steveyork
1936 collapsible...

1936 collapsible Sonnar

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/978/42253067222_b24114b154_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27nL1P1)Birds of a Feather (Contax II, 1936) (https://flic.kr/p/27nL1P1) by Steve...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-03-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 36,451
Posted By steveyork
1936 collapsible...

1936 collapsible Sonnar

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4165/33892338854_1793fc1e6f_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TCX6xU)No More Music (Contax II, 1936) (https://flic.kr/p/TCX6xU) by Steve...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-03-2019
Replies: 2,741
Views: 807,676
Posted By steveyork
Not a big fan of metered Fs when I used them in...

Not a big fan of metered Fs when I used them in the past -- too big, too bulky -- but I have come to appreciate those with an eye-level prism. It handles like a different...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-03-2019
Replies: 283
Views: 72,005
Posted By steveyork
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4891/46273947622_95...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4891/46273947622_9554b117fa_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dv55t9)Girl &amp; Camera (https://flic.kr/p/2dv55t9) by Steve (https://www.flickr.com/photos/filmforlife/), on...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-03-2019
Replies: 283
Views: 72,005
Posted By steveyork
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7801/32012149827_82...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7801/32012149827_82ab962a68.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QLNCRH)Friday Night Camera Porn (https://flic.kr/p/QLNCRH) by Steve (https://www.flickr.com/photos/filmforlife/), on...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-01-2019
Replies: 283
Views: 72,005
Posted By steveyork
http://https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7801/3201214...

http://https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7801/32012149827_82ab962a68_m.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QLNCRH)Friday Night Camera Porn (https://flic.kr/p/QLNCRH) by Steve...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-30-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 4,520
Posted By steveyork
I remember the day when $1,000 bought you a new...

I remember the day when $1,000 bought you a new 35mm Summicron. Not any more. Makes me feel old. :(
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-29-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,757
Posted By steveyork
No, someone different. Vermont Camera Works. ...

No, someone different. Vermont Camera Works. They have a website. They serviced an M3 and several S2 in the past for me. One of the Nikons was a real mess. Affordable. Did a good job too...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-29-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,757
Posted By steveyork
There are many who can properly service an analog...

There are many who can properly service an analog Leica M. They are not complicated cameras. The "Big 3" don't have a magic wand. I've used them all, and others.

If speed an economy are an...
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