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Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 14,618
Posted By Krosya
I agree with this for the most part, but ....I...

I agree with this for the most part, but ....I would add that some non- German lenses have character as well. Try British Microcord or Japanese tlrs with Nikkor or Zuiko lenses on them, Konica made...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-17-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 800
Posted By Krosya
I own currently CV 35/1.2, M-Hexanon 50/1.2 -...

I own currently CV 35/1.2, M-Hexanon 50/1.2 - only ones I kept as a super speed lenses. I did have Canon 50/1.2 LTM, which was pretty cool, just not as reliable as others, so it got sold. I also have...
Forum: Optics Theory - 11-17-2019
Replies: 1,920
Views: 1,748,204
Posted By Krosya
Canon FD 80-200 L...

Canon FD 80-200 L :

https://live.staticflickr.com/7873/47598696581_37488077ff_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fw8Lbr)P4083638 (https://flic.kr/p/2fw8Lbr) by George...
Forum: Optics Theory - 11-17-2019
Replies: 1,920
Views: 1,748,204
Posted By Krosya
Kiron 70-150 in FD...

Kiron 70-150 in FD mount:

https://live.staticflickr.com/7867/40632487283_9778e7853c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24Uy7Rz)Table cloth (https://flic.kr/p/24Uy7Rz) by George...
Forum: Optics Theory - 11-17-2019
Replies: 1,920
Views: 1,748,204
Posted By Krosya
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40869921543_0f...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40869921543_0f9cfcebcf_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25gx2MH)Pentax 35mm 2.3 m42 lens (https://flic.kr/p/25gx2MH) by George...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-17-2019
Replies: 194
Views: 38,752
Posted By Krosya
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49045508362_92...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49045508362_92b83c8540_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hHZ3V9)DSC00900 (https://flic.kr/p/2hHZ3V9) by George (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-17-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 800
Posted By Krosya
Hope you didnt spend a lot of money on it. As...

Hope you didnt spend a lot of money on it. As much as I like super fast and rare and exotic lenses - this one misses for me. But I suppose its a personal taste thing - if you like it - I'm happy for...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-24-2019
Replies: 3,588
Views: 912,809
Posted By Krosya
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40869921543_0f...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40869921543_0f9cfcebcf_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25gx2MH)Pentax 35mm 2.3 m42 lens (https://flic.kr/p/25gx2MH) by George...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-24-2019
Replies: 3,588
Views: 912,809
Posted By Krosya
https://live.staticflickr.com/7868/40632487123_fb1...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7868/40632487123_fb1afe3eda_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24Uy7NP)P4123695 (https://flic.kr/p/24Uy7NP) by George (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-24-2019
Replies: 3,588
Views: 912,809
Posted By Krosya
https://live.staticflickr.com/7865/47545703432_48f...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7865/47545703432_48fc93b810_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2frsaas)Table cloth (https://flic.kr/p/2frsaas) by George (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-01-2019
Replies: 1,191
Views: 457,839
Posted By Krosya
http://u.cubeupload.com/yegey/P2013322.jpg

http://u.cubeupload.com/yegey/P2013322.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-20-2019
Replies: 1,191
Views: 457,839
Posted By Krosya
http://u.cubeupload.com/yegey/R0011059.jpg

http://u.cubeupload.com/yegey/R0011059.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-13-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 897
Posted By Krosya
guess these pics are spying on you :bang:

guess these pics are spying on you :bang:
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-13-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 897
Posted By Krosya
made from metal, plastic, glass

made from metal, plastic, glass
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-12-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 897
Posted By Krosya
TLR like no other

Ok, its not a real camera, but still = pretty cool:

http://u.cubeupload.com/yegey/R0011045.jpg

http://u.cubeupload.com/yegey/R0011053.jpg

http://u.cubeupload.com/yegey/R0011056.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-23-2018
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,791
Posted By Krosya
http://u.cubeupload.com/yegey/R0010309.jpg http:/...

http://u.cubeupload.com/yegey/R0010309.jpg

http://u.cubeupload.com/yegey/R0010308.jpg

http://u.cubeupload.com/yegey/R0010307.jpg

http://u.cubeupload.com/yegey/R0010306.jpg

American made in 1940s,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-14-2018
Replies: 834
Views: 143,160
Posted By Krosya
Is it me, or this is 3rd time you post this photo...

Is it me, or this is 3rd time you post this photo in this thread?:bang:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-24-2018
Replies: 68
Views: 4,250
Posted By Krosya
I dont really understand when people try to find...

I dont really understand when people try to find SLR similar to RF , etc. To me - its all about the lenses. If I like a lens - whatever the camera, I'll use it. Be that a large lens on a RF camera -...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-17-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,763
Posted By Krosya
I wish you posted other versions. This one doesnt...

I wish you posted other versions. This one doesnt do anything for me. Anyone with an IPhone could take this picture. While you may have put some thought into the composition, I just dont see it....
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-28-2018
Replies: 143
Views: 76,542
Posted By Krosya
I just got this lens and I think its great! Only...

I just got this lens and I think its great! Only took a few pics today, but love how it draws! Many pics here influenced me to buy one. I think we should have a dedicated thread for the images taken...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-28-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,973
Posted By Krosya
I would be tempted by Fufi X100S . And I was ,...

I would be tempted by Fufi X100S . And I was , but since I prefer a true RF and interchangeable lenses, I went for a CV 21/1.8 and love it!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-28-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 4,303
Posted By Krosya
I have used many lenses that have special...

I have used many lenses that have special signature. Some stayed with me and some are long sold.
What I keep coming back to are:

CV 50mm/1.5 ltm, CV 35/1.2, M-Hexanon 50/1.2, Nikkor ltm 5cm/1.4,...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-16-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,463
Posted By Krosya
Nice photos, not sure if I like bokeh in a last...

Nice photos, not sure if I like bokeh in a last one. There are many nice things in Bucharest to photograph.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-13-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 2,007
Posted By Krosya
It always cracks me up when people bring this up...

It always cracks me up when people bring this up - well, lens is too heavy - visit gym more often. Plus when I was on a CANON EOS forum I dont remember often hearing people complain about this big...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-13-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 5,464
Posted By Krosya
I used to have a "Fat" Tele-Elmarit, not a bad...

I used to have a "Fat" Tele-Elmarit, not a bad vintage lens:

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2210/2445922858_7611c7aefe_z.jpg?zz=1 (https://flic.kr/p/4J8ZDL)hexar-with-fat-te3...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-13-2016
Replies: 46
Views: 6,122
Posted By Krosya
In my experience Russia (USSR) was very capable...

In my experience Russia (USSR) was very capable of making a fairly good camera. Simple - sure, but working just fine for most. Sure - quality control was not the best, so there was some junk. But...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-13-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 2,007
Posted By Krosya
I think we've talked about this time and time...

I think we've talked about this time and time again over the years. Lots of threads with photos taken by all sorts of fast lenses are there to prove just about ANY point one wants to make.
But what...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-30-2016
Replies: 161
Views: 33,743
Posted By Krosya
Well, if you have worked on lenses before - it's...

Well, if you have worked on lenses before - it's not that hard. Here is a thread I posted a long time ago - about converting CV 50/1.5 ltm to focus closer. Ultron 35/1.7 LTM is...
Forum: Travel 01-30-2016
Replies: 137
Views: 14,928
Posted By Krosya
Oh, and since this thread is called - one lens to...

Oh, and since this thread is called - one lens to rule them all - for me it would be CV 35/1.2 - wide AND long enough for most situations and FAST. Yes, it's on a larger side but it's worth it -...
Forum: Travel 01-30-2016
Replies: 137
Views: 14,928
Posted By Krosya
My 2 cents. While I have never been to Paris, I...

My 2 cents. While I have never been to Paris, I have traveled to many other places in Europe. A couple of years back we went to Italy and visited several cities. My camera gear was : Epson RD1s with...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-25-2016
Replies: 1,191
Views: 457,839
Posted By Krosya
Looks like a cousin of mine's ;)...

Looks like a cousin of mine's ;) :

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2755/4216496262_c3a57b8870_z.jpg?zz=1 (https://flic.kr/p/7qADrq)Voigtlander Superb (https://flic.kr/p/7qADrq) by George...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-25-2016
Replies: 75
Views: 32,438
Posted By Krosya
I just like how this lens has delicate sharpness...

I just like how this lens has delicate sharpness and nice bokeh:

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/krosya/Ultron%2035mm%20ltm/R0012088_zpsq9zuni5x.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-25-2016
Replies: 2,741
Views: 807,684
Posted By Krosya
Well, SLR and RF - my "Black...

Well, SLR and RF - my "Black Beauties":

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/krosya/me%20and%20cameras/R0012180_zpsignj9dtu.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-23-2016
Replies: 1,048
Views: 137,670
Posted By Krosya
http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/krosya/Ca...

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/krosya/Car%20Show/R0011621_zpsr6hossc5.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-23-2016
Replies: 1,048
Views: 137,670
Posted By Krosya
http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/krosya/Ca...

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/krosya/Car%20Show/R0011614_zpsnjch0itf.jpg...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-23-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 929
Posted By Krosya
Oh - here it...

Oh - here it is:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=95660
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-23-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 929
Posted By Krosya
While you had your lens apart like that - you...

While you had your lens apart like that - you could have adjusted it to focus closer at the same time. Not a hard fix if you know what your doing. Long time ago I think I posted instructions for it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-20-2016
Replies: 157
Views: 22,425
Posted By Krosya
I've had several M-mount cameras not just Leicas....

I've had several M-mount cameras not just Leicas. I sold them all other than M5 and RD1s - just cant seem to part with those. One I liked least was M6, funny enough.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-20-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 4,034
Posted By Krosya
Its a great lens - I have a black one in LTM and...

Its a great lens - I have a black one in LTM and would really have hard time parting with it if I ever had to. I had 3 - 2 black and one chrome - all were great, black is smaller/lighter, so thats...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-19-2016
Replies: 161
Views: 33,743
Posted By Krosya
Oh I agree - its a very nice lens. I just think...

Oh I agree - its a very nice lens. I just think Cosina did us all a huge favor back in a day (while shooting itself in a foot) - designed and made truly superb lenses at very much bargain prices. And...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-19-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,684
Posted By Krosya
Interesting. I'm a bit surprised that many people...

Interesting. I'm a bit surprised that many people do have their hair uncovered (at times long hair) and not worried that it would get into some internals of the camera. Looks like they do better at...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-19-2016
Replies: 161
Views: 33,743
Posted By Krosya
It looks to be a very nice lens. But most pics I...

It looks to be a very nice lens. But most pics I see so far are stopped down and reality is - most modern lenses will perform well. Also, so far (just like with the CV 50/1.5) I really dont see a...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-01-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,123
Posted By Krosya
Bessa T in the movie

Thought I'd post it here too:

Turns out we have been lied to - Bessa T camera is MUCH older than we all think ;) If you watch a movie "Stander" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stander_(film)), which...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 11-01-2015
Replies: 168
Views: 41,136
Posted By Krosya
Turns out we have been lied to - Bessa T camera...

Turns out we have been lied to - Bessa T camera is MUCH older than we all think ;) If you watch a movie "Stander" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stander_(film)), which takes place in the 70's, lead...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 4,944
Posted By Krosya
I learned that you NEVER know what you can find...

I learned that you NEVER know what you can find in Joe's bag. ;)
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-17-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 13,002
Posted By Krosya
While I always enjoy seeing a new RF lens come...

While I always enjoy seeing a new RF lens come out, so far, based on those photos in the link above - for me CV 35/1.2 with either CV 40/1.4 or Original Ultron LTM would be something I'd chose...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-07-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 6,997
Posted By Krosya
This has been talked about a zillion times ever...

This has been talked about a zillion times ever since this lens ever came out. However, in my opinion, image quality/rendering at faster speeds is well worth it to overlook size/weight. I know - I...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-06-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 14,949
Posted By Krosya
Since noone is sayng this - M5 is THE ONE. Tried...

Since noone is sayng this - M5 is THE ONE. Tried many others. M5 is the only one that I really loved.
Forum: Travel 09-01-2014
Replies: 97
Views: 6,520
Posted By Krosya
Always enjoy looking at your travel photos, Raid....

Always enjoy looking at your travel photos, Raid. Thanks for posting! Hope to see more.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-31-2014
Replies: 70
Views: 10,156
Posted By Krosya
Thanks!, I took a bit of a break from...

Thanks!, I took a bit of a break from photography, but trying to find time to get back. Sort of re-discovering my cameras and lenses again. Hope it sticks.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-31-2014
Replies: 469
Views: 121,898
Posted By Krosya
Not sure why iI still hold on to some of these,...

Not sure why iI still hold on to some of these, but here they are:

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/krosya/EPSN0576_zps55eb9b42.jpg...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-31-2014
Replies: 70
Views: 10,156
Posted By Krosya
What, no LTM Nikkor 85/2? A bit hard to focus on...

What, no LTM Nikkor 85/2? A bit hard to focus on RD1S, but still:
These are from the more rare black version of this...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-27-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 6,404
Posted By Krosya
I haven't been active on this forum in some time...

I haven't been active on this forum in some time now. But I recall a similar thread from a couple of years back.
To bring it more on topic - I did send a couple of cameras (Leicas) to him for some...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 11-05-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 16,493
Posted By Krosya
From the ones I have used (and I used most of...

From the ones I have used (and I used most of them and all are at least good to very good), but ones that stand out for me (based on the way they draw):

1. 35/1.2 - nothing comes close to this...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-27-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 7,925
Posted By Krosya
Canon is a superb lens. Elmar is just OK, IMO.

Canon is a superb lens. Elmar is just OK, IMO.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-27-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 25,109
Posted By Krosya
Just a few serene photos from RD1S and M-Hexanon...

Just a few serene photos from RD1S and M-Hexanon 90/2.8 lens. I think this lens is amazing. :

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/krosya/M%20Hexanon%2090mm%20lens/EPSN0443_zps8d6cdf9e.jpg...
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-24-2013
Replies: 1,920
Views: 1,748,204
Posted By Krosya
Black LTM Nikkor 85/2 on...

Black LTM Nikkor 85/2 on RD1S:

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/krosya/Nikkor%20LTM%2085mm%20f2%20Black/EPSN0413_zps12db1628.jpg...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 09-24-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 27,977
Posted By Krosya
Its a great lens. I have a black one, which is...

Its a great lens. I have a black one, which is lighter, yet still hard to focus on RD1s. But I love they way it draws even if I dont nail the focus every...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 08-04-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 4,507
Posted By Krosya
Komura 35/2.8 - Summitar's little wide angle cousin?

As I have said before, - Summitar is my favorite and only Leica lens (well at least from the ones I have had and tried). But at times I would like to have a wider lens, yet one with a similar...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-14-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 6,769
Posted By Krosya
Summitar - super lens - my only Leica lens. Love...

Summitar - super lens - my only Leica lens. Love the character this lens gives. Nikkor 5cm/1.4 would be another cool lens if you dont have to have a Leica.
Forum: Travel 05-05-2013
Replies: 91
Views: 9,480
Posted By Krosya
As always, Raid, - love your travel pictures. I...

As always, Raid, - love your travel pictures. I wish I had a chance to visit places like this, but at least I get to see them through your eyes/pictures. You know what that means ;) - post MOREEEEE
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-04-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,124
Posted By Krosya
Well, I dont see any people's reviews there. Did...

Well, I dont see any people's reviews there. Did I miss them? I want to get some idea from the actual users as to what this camera/system is all about.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-04-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,124
Posted By Krosya
Any Praktina FX users?

Hi All,
I sort of got an idea to try one of these, but dont know much about it. Is it worth looking into? Any experience, suggestions, advice?
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-04-2013
Replies: 138
Views: 41,805
Posted By Krosya
Great overview of the Hexar - sometimes people...

Great overview of the Hexar - sometimes people just get hung up on Leica without actually looking into other options. Too bad Konica is gone - they had some of the best stuff.
Forum: RFF Polls 05-02-2013
Replies: 123
Views: 6,929
Posted By Krosya
As you may know I went to Italy last year. Had a...

As you may know I went to Italy last year. Had a MF folder - never used it. Most used kit - Epson RD1S with CV 15mm and CV 35/1.2 for digital and Hexar RF with the same lenses and Rollei 35S for...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-22-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 9,027
Posted By Krosya
I just have to say one thing - all these old...

I just have to say one thing - all these old folders are amazing cameras, capable of superb results. I love mine. And looks like everybody else is enjoying theirs.
Its sad - modern cameras will...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-19-2013
Replies: 405
Views: 141,524
Posted By Krosya
I think this new lens looks cool. Yet just the...

I think this new lens looks cool. Yet just the looks is not enough for me to want it. If it's the same optics (well pretty much the same, save size and "official ability to focus to 0.7m") I still...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-23-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,390
Posted By Krosya
Great Photos! I really like them. Nice deal on a...

Great Photos! I really like them. Nice deal on a camera too.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-04-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,266
Posted By Krosya
I wouldnt, but you may think different. Depends...

I wouldnt, but you may think different. Depends on what you like, really. IMO there is no lens out there that has look of a CV 35/1.2. Its a superb lens that is one of a kind. And you Biogon should...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-16-2012
Replies: 105
Views: 24,172
Posted By Krosya
Which is strange - I remember seeing MUCH better...

Which is strange - I remember seeing MUCH better bokeh from this lens in other examples. Maybe these are not very representative of the lens.?
I dont own one, but always considered getting one, in...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-16-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,673
Posted By Krosya
Putting blades back on any lens is a pain. Not...

Putting blades back on any lens is a pain. Not sure how much it would cost, but I'd just return a lens. Unless you got it for next to nothing and willing to risk it.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-11-2012
Replies: 91
Views: 13,602
Posted By Krosya
Well, that "crappy" finder is good enough to use...

Well, that "crappy" finder is good enough to use with M-Hexanon 50/1.2, which is good enough in my book.:cool:

But than again, I never said ZI was a bad camera, just for me it was not worth the...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-11-2012
Replies: 91
Views: 13,602
Posted By Krosya
Well, sure, Hexar hasnt had support for a long...

Well, sure, Hexar hasnt had support for a long while and there are possible issues, yet having had several of them over the course of few years - they all are still going strong and offer better user...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-11-2012
Replies: 91
Views: 13,602
Posted By Krosya
Well, I'm not sure why you immediately go with M7...

Well, I'm not sure why you immediately go with M7 comparison. Personally, I'm a fan of Konica and very much prefer Hexar RF to Leica and others. Actually the only Leica that agrees with me is my...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-11-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 3,308
Posted By Krosya
Summitar gets my vote! Just take a look at the...

Summitar gets my vote! Just take a look at the "Summitar the Star" thread. I have tried several coll lenses but kept coming back to it. Presently, Summitar is my ONLY Leica lens.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-10-2012
Replies: 91
Views: 13,602
Posted By Krosya
Its funny - I just was thinking that Its been a...

Its funny - I just was thinking that Its been a long time since I heard ANYTHING about Zeiss Ikon ZM camera. I remember times when people aften talked about it, but not lately. And the very first...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-06-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 5,839
Posted By Krosya
I usually use 35 or 50mm (both 1.2) or CV 21 or...

I usually use 35 or 50mm (both 1.2) or CV 21 or CV 15mm on my RD1S. Works well for me
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-03-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 3,588
Posted By Krosya
Yashica Mat is a well known camera and many,...

Yashica Mat is a well known camera and many, including me have used it. Good , solid camera, good lens. Not my favorite, but still a good choice, IMO.
Koniflex - rare. Dont have personal experience...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-02-2012
Replies: 127
Views: 22,430
Posted By Krosya
I like how they handle and the way their lenses...

I like how they handle and the way their lenses draw. I really do like their lenses. I upgrades screens on both, calibrated focus, lubricated things and they are pure pleasure to use for me.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-01-2012
Replies: 127
Views: 22,430
Posted By Krosya
I used to have many - Rolleiflexes and R-cords,...

I used to have many - Rolleiflexes and R-cords, Minoltas (great camera) Autocords, Ricoh, and some others, sometimes 4-5 at a time. But at the end, I kept my two favorites - Voigtlander and...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-26-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 3,299
Posted By Krosya
Very Cool - I like it a lot. Makes me want to try...

Very Cool - I like it a lot. Makes me want to try Caffenol now
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-15-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 6,329
Posted By Krosya
I have CV 40/1.4 and CV 50/1.5. Two very...

I have CV 40/1.4 and CV 50/1.5. Two very different lenses IMO. I like them for different reasons. If I had to chose one - I'd keep 50/1.5. Very fine lens, with great bokeh and very pleasant drawing....
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 11-15-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 7,721
Posted By Krosya
I was always skeptical about the scale focusing...

I was always skeptical about the scale focusing and didnt care for scale focus cameras. I also am very anal about RF focus and therefore try to do it just right, which at times did cause me to lose...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-15-2012
Replies: 93
Views: 8,810
Posted By Krosya
To OP - you should have told them that you were...

To OP - you should have told them that you were scouting kids for a McDonald's or some such ad but now you will have to find some other lucky kid to become famous ;)
Forum: Optics Theory - 11-01-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,714
Posted By Krosya
You could shoot some romatic/artsy/nude scenes -...

You could shoot some romatic/artsy/nude scenes - works well for that.
Forum: Travel 10-25-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 4,654
Posted By Krosya
And back to...

And back to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-25-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 3,202
Posted By Krosya
Thank You! I'd too rather have a well packed...

Thank You! I'd too rather have a well packed items sent to me than not. Geez, do some people look for things to complain about? Would some of you rather have poor packaging? :bang: I prefer to get my...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-20-2012
Replies: 5,596
Views: 982,887
Posted By Krosya
Here is mine for Italy:Coffee, Camera, Gelato,...

Here is mine for Italy:Coffee, Camera, Gelato, wine, etc....

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=92915&stc=1&d=1350747108
Forum: Travel 10-18-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 4,654
Posted By Krosya
Agree on Driving - I wouldnt and didnt drive...

Agree on Driving - I wouldnt and didnt drive there, but there is a lot of public transportation and really, most places you can and should walk.
I also have to say - having been to many countries as...
Forum: Travel 10-17-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 4,654
Posted By Krosya
http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/krosya/It...

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/krosya/Italy/EPSN0017.jpg

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/krosya/Italy/EPSN0015.jpg

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/krosya/Italy/EPSN0013.j...
Forum: Travel 10-17-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 4,654
Posted By Krosya
http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/krosya/It...

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/krosya/Italy/EPSN0039.jpg

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/krosya/Italy/EPSN0037.jpg

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/krosya/Italy/EPSN0024.j...
Forum: Travel 10-17-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 4,654
Posted By Krosya
http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/krosya/It...

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/krosya/Italy/EPSN0087.jpg

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/krosya/Italy/EPSN0086.jpg

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/krosya/Italy/EPSN0083.j...
Forum: Travel 10-17-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 4,654
Posted By Krosya
http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/krosya/It...

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/krosya/Italy/EPSN0148.jpg

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/krosya/Italy/EPSN0147.jpg

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/krosya/Italy/EPSN0141.j...
Forum: Travel 10-15-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 4,654
Posted By Krosya
Mostly we used trains - it's better to use...

Mostly we used trains - it's better to use italian web sites to buy tickets - much cheaper than ones in english. At times we used a car - we have family there so they drove us to some places. Public...
Forum: Travel 10-14-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 4,654
Posted By Krosya
BTW, if someone can tell me more about the Zeiss...

BTW, if someone can tell me more about the Zeiss lens I got (first post in this thread) - real or fake? Please do.
Forum: Travel 10-14-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 4,654
Posted By Krosya
Just remembered one more thing - RF related....

Just remembered one more thing - RF related. During the entire time - I came across 5 RF cameras. All Leicas. A couple of M8s. A couple of M6s. One IIIc or similar - a camera shop owner had one,...
Forum: Travel 10-14-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 4,654
Posted By Krosya
It's ITALIA !!!!!!!!

I'm back from my vacation, most of which was in Italy. I would like to thank everyone who shared advice on Italy in my other thread I started before my trip.

Well, this is going to be a long one....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-11-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 6,693
Posted By Krosya
As others said - many great choices out there -...

As others said - many great choices out there - from Leica, Canon, Nikon and others. Having tried many (and liked many) I kept 2 - Nikkor 5cm/1.4 and Summitar 5cm /2.0. These two have different ways...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-09-2012
Replies: 204
Views: 21,766
Posted By Krosya
Well, I like Old cameras and I like RFs. Most...

Well, I like Old cameras and I like RFs. Most cameras I have have nothing similar in digital world to offer same feel when I use them. Take Old folders, for example - it's a pure pleasure to me to...
Forum: Travel 09-06-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 5,394
Posted By Krosya
As far as I know, PIN for US issued card is for...

As far as I know, PIN for US issued card is for Cash Advance only and usually carries a huge interest charge. PIN asked in Europe is assosiated with the chip card and from what I hear wouldnt work...
Forum: Travel 09-06-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 5,394
Posted By Krosya
One more question I came up with - what about US...

One more question I came up with - what about US issued Credit Cards? I hear that in Europe CCs are with chip/PIN and some people had problems using Credit Cards issued in USA. Any feedback on this...
Forum: Travel 09-02-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 5,394
Posted By Krosya
Well, whenever I travel, I like to do typical...

Well, whenever I travel, I like to do typical tourist stuff for a couple of days and then I try to blend in with the locals - go to places where there are less/no tourists, try to get a taste for a...
Forum: Travel 09-02-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 5,394
Posted By Krosya
And again - thank you , everyone, for your advice...

And again - thank you , everyone, for your advice and tips. Reading some of the posts - I think another question is in order - What to Avoid? What not to Do?
I have heard about some overcharging in...
Forum: Travel 09-01-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 5,394
Posted By Krosya
Thank you EVERYONE so much for your advice and...

Thank you EVERYONE so much for your advice and ideas! I feel very excited and intimidated at the same time - seems like there is so much to do! I welcome all your ideas, so please keep them coming!...
Forum: Travel 09-01-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 5,394
Posted By Krosya
Advice on Italy trip needed

Hi All,
I'll be going to Italy soon. Will be in Rome, plan to visit Vatican, Venice, Florence, maybe Naples.

I'd appreciate any advice/tips on things to see, to do, equipment to take, etc.

I will...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-27-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 10,733
Posted By Krosya
It has a great bokeh. I cant seem to find any of...

It has a great bokeh. I cant seem to find any of my own examples but there are some on flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/v4idas/7068061281/

It also comes under Vivitar, Rokinon, etc...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-27-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 4,827
Posted By Krosya
When I had one - mine didnt have any issues with...

When I had one - mine didnt have any issues with either film or RD1S cameras:

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/krosya/M%20Hexanon%2035mm%20lens/iceh5.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-27-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 10,733
Posted By Krosya
I'd look at this one too...

I'd look at this one too :
http://www.ebay.com/ctg/Samyang-85mm-F-14-Aspherical-IF-ASP-Lens-For-Nikon-/101701749?_refkw=samyang&_pcatid=783&_pcategid=3323&_nkwusc=samiyang&_dmpt=Camera_Lenses

I have...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-27-2012
Replies: 66
Views: 28,405
Posted By Krosya
I think its all a personal preference, really....

I think its all a personal preference, really. For me - when I use RF 28 and 25 dont seem to work well, yet 50, 35 and 21mm I absolutely love. Yet when I use SLR - 24mm lens feels very comforable. Go...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-22-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 10,812
Posted By Krosya
I've tried nearly all CV RF lenses. I really like...

I've tried nearly all CV RF lenses. I really like most of them - the ones I still have - 15M, 21M, 35/1.7ltm, 35/1.2M, 40/1.4M and 50/1.5ltm. All are great! I'm surprised that Cosina doesnt make some...
Forum: Travel 08-20-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,622
Posted By Krosya
Thanks for these - Always wanted to visit there...

Thanks for these - Always wanted to visit there and your photos made me go there even more. One day, one day......
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-13-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 14,673
Posted By Krosya
As always - great Photos! Post more if you have...

As always - great Photos! Post more if you have pls.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-04-2012
Replies: 262
Views: 30,700
Posted By Krosya
While you are right - 120 does blow 35mm away,...

While you are right - 120 does blow 35mm away, I'm not sure that it's the case for your ZI. I used to have one and that zoom on ZI is not as great as might seem. It's slow lens that slow to zoom and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-03-2012
Replies: 262
Views: 30,700
Posted By Krosya
RD1S with CV 35/1.2 is my most used combo lately...

RD1S with CV 35/1.2 is my most used combo lately for digital. For film - Hexar RF with Hex 50/2 or 50/1.2.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-13-2012
Replies: 1,208
Views: 433,579
Posted By Krosya
Just went through some pages of this old thread -...

Just went through some pages of this old thread - and I'm AGAIN amazed by all those old folders. Quality photos they can deliver, plus pics from them seem to have some other quality. I get this...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-13-2012
Replies: 106
Views: 22,790
Posted By Krosya
Having tried many P&S cameras, I have to say -...

Having tried many P&S cameras, I have to say - this is the best I have tried, :
http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/krosya/AF%20Classics/IMG_0010.jpg

Yet some others come...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-13-2012
Replies: 98
Views: 85,194
Posted By Krosya
I agree - while I use Cv 35/1.2 more than 50/1.2...

I agree - while I use Cv 35/1.2 more than 50/1.2 Hex, whenever I think I could sell the Hex - I realize that if I do - I'll never be able to get another one. But who knows - maybe I will part with it...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-13-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 10,301
Posted By Krosya
If you look at some older threads - we compared...

If you look at some older threads - we compared these two before.
I used to have both. Both are great. Each has it's own "better" side. Main reason I sold UC - didnt focus close enough. Main reason...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-09-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 3,763
Posted By Krosya
Great camera - my favorite folder after Welta...

Great camera - my favorite folder after Welta Weltur 6x6:

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2708/4209203500_4c8911c331_z.jpg?zz=1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4209203500/)
welturs...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-02-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 21,900
Posted By Krosya
While CV 35/2.5 is a good lens - it didnt work...

While CV 35/2.5 is a good lens - it didnt work out for me personally. I dont even know why, really. Had ALL versions and liked them Ok, yet kept selling it. I guess for me it just didnt have enough...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-01-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,088
Posted By Krosya
Had both. Both are very nice with their own...

Had both. Both are very nice with their own qualities. Kept CV due to closer focus and better flare control, plus I have a couple other 35mm lenses, one of which is a Komura 35/2.8 - a great lens...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-09-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,281
Posted By Krosya
Sorry to hear about your lens - well you have...

Sorry to hear about your lens - well you have your results so you know now that focus is affected. What I was going to say - it's hard to tell from just your description. Also, a small set of small...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-09-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,350
Posted By Krosya
Well, I'm not going to add any grip info for a...

Well, I'm not going to add any grip info for a Hexar - for two reasons:
1. I dont know of one other than what was already said.
2. I dont really think it needs one - I often used my 35/1.2 and 50/1.2...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-06-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 6,492
Posted By Krosya
Leica adapters - ebay - they cost more but are...

Leica adapters - ebay - they cost more but are worth it.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-05-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 6,492
Posted By Krosya
I made it a rule - if I use a screw mount lens on...

I made it a rule - if I use a screw mount lens on M body and it shows some focus issues - check the adapter first. Using Leica originals usually works best, yet I do have some 3rd party ones that...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-05-2012
Replies: 844
Views: 333,207
Posted By Krosya
Wow, what a fantastic photo! I should dig out my...

Wow, what a fantastic photo! I should dig out my 35/1.2 and use it more. Great work!
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-02-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 6,832
Posted By Krosya
This thread cracks me up. Tell me about a camera...

This thread cracks me up. Tell me about a camera that is perfect? Any brand has issues with some units here and there. I have had 3 Hexars, now down to two - never a problem, other than some RF...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-29-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 6,492
Posted By Krosya
I did both Ultron 35/1.7 and Nokton 50/1.5 - in...

I did both Ultron 35/1.7 and Nokton 50/1.5 - in both cases worked great. Here is Nokton thread :
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=95660&highlight=nokton

And Ultron is...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 11-16-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 4,304
Posted By Krosya
Always wanted to try one, but those Sloooow and...

Always wanted to try one, but those Sloooow and Expensiveeeee lenses just keep me away from it. I was hoping that Cosina will make one that would be cheaper. And me too - would love to see some pics...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-08-2011
Replies: 70
Views: 8,848
Posted By Krosya
I use every lens I have - from 15mm to 135mm. I...

I use every lens I have - from 15mm to 135mm. I dont go by FL but by the lens I want to use for a particular shoot. Different lenses deliver different look so I go with what works the best.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-31-2011
Replies: 350
Views: 130,617
Posted By Krosya
http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/krosya/15...

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/krosya/15mm%20CV%20M/Scan844.jpg

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/krosya/15mm%20CV%20M/Scan838.jpg

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/krosya/15...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-26-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 5,043
Posted By Krosya
I too think its the best Leica M. Having tried...

I too think its the best Leica M. Having tried some other models - M5 is the only one I still have.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-26-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 2,647
Posted By Krosya
True - but it's still fun to play ;)

True - but it's still fun to play ;)
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-25-2011
Replies: 196
Views: 55,356
Posted By Krosya
I have to agree with Chris here. While I had 3 ZM...

I have to agree with Chris here. While I had 3 ZM lenses at one time or another - none had any issues and all were great optically, I would be hesitatnt to purchase one now, seeing that Zeiss/Cosina...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-23-2011
Replies: 844
Views: 333,207
Posted By Krosya
Nokton 35/1.2 looks good on any camera - what a...

Nokton 35/1.2 looks good on any camera - what a lens!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-19-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,093
Posted By Krosya
And Ultron 35/1.7 can be made to focus closer,...

And Ultron 35/1.7 can be made to focus closer, just like Nokton 50/1.5 - two awsome lenses! No wonder all these lenses are going up now.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-19-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 6,206
Posted By Krosya
Lots of great photos here - really makes me want...

Lots of great photos here - really makes me want to try this lens too. Just not sure if superwide is for me - I usually dont go wider than 21mm.
Forum: Nikon RF 10-18-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 7,190
Posted By Krosya
I think both Nikkor 1.4 and Nokton 1.5 are...

I think both Nikkor 1.4 and Nokton 1.5 are fantastic lenses. Different enough to be worth it to have both. I have both in LTM and like thiem for different reasons. But than again, I belong to a camp...
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-18-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,141
Posted By Krosya
Your screen may be taped not flat enough or try...

Your screen may be taped not flat enough or try turning screen around - that may make a difference. Minor error make a difference in RF calibration.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,018
Posted By Krosya
I'd say - if you have one - bring a super wide...

I'd say - if you have one - bring a super wide like 21mm. I think its a must have lens for any travel.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-07-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,898
Posted By Krosya
I used to have Minolta CL and CLE versions and...

I used to have Minolta CL and CLE versions and both are great lenses, no question about it. But later I got CV 40/1.4 and I like it even more. Rokkors are gone and CV is still here. And for the price...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-30-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,729
Posted By Krosya
Somewhat OT - Why do you only post one pic per...

Somewhat OT - Why do you only post one pic per thread, making zillion threads? I think it would be better and more interesting to see your pics from that area all together, as a story. Just a...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-29-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 7,661
Posted By Krosya
Having tried many different ones, I personally...

Having tried many different ones, I personally prefer Welta Weltur. Simple and easy to use. Good lenses. Smaller than many. and well made. They are old, so finding a good one can be a challenge, plus...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-29-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 5,535
Posted By Krosya
Depends on a format you want - 645, 6x6, etc....

Depends on a format you want - 645, 6x6, etc. Hassy is great but expensive. And they are not perfect either - I used to have it and sold after a while. If you go with Hassy - get the latest you can -...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-28-2011
Replies: 93
Views: 7,623
Posted By Krosya
Always wanted to try this lens, but cant seem to...

Always wanted to try this lens, but cant seem to find one for a good price. Have any pics from it?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-28-2011
Replies: 93
Views: 7,623
Posted By Krosya
Well, if we are allowed to be flexible on that...

Well, if we are allowed to be flexible on that 50mm thing - I'd say Canon FL 58/1.2. Very cool lens here is a thread I had on it a while...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-28-2011
Replies: 191
Views: 12,876
Posted By Krosya
I'm sorry, this is a bit OT, but since you made a...

I'm sorry, this is a bit OT, but since you made a comment - am I missing something here? Being a designer makes you an expert on what camera is "ugly"? The fact that you do what you do for 40 years...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-28-2011
Replies: 191
Views: 12,876
Posted By Krosya
Thats...

Thats right....:rolleyes:

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/krosya/cameras/IMG_0011.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-28-2011
Replies: 191
Views: 12,876
Posted By Krosya
So was M3 considered "Big and Ugly" when it first...

So was M3 considered "Big and Ugly" when it first came out? After all it was so different from "Barnack" leicas.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-27-2011
Replies: 191
Views: 12,876
Posted By Krosya
So interesting to read how some of you think...

So interesting to read how some of you think about cameras. The whole "ugly" issue - can anyone tell me how you determine if camera is ugly or not? What makes one ugly? I really do wonder. I rate m5...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-26-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,281
Posted By Krosya
Agreed 100%. I like 21mm, 35mm and even 15mm....

Agreed 100%. I like 21mm, 35mm and even 15mm. Never a huge fan of 28mm, even though I have one. 25mm is not bad and one from Zeiss is superb, yet I still prefer 21m to it.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-26-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 6,058
Posted By Krosya
Many good photos, but this is just ......WOW! One...

Many good photos, but this is just ......WOW! One of those - "I wish I took it". Superb.!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-26-2011
Replies: 191
Views: 12,876
Posted By Krosya
I dont actually understand why people dont like...

I dont actually understand why people dont like M5. Having used "traditional" Leicas like M6 and m3 I kept M5 as I find it the most comfortable and best designed Leica. Peole that call it "ugly" -...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-26-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,913
Posted By Krosya
Good Job! Congrats on fixing this lens. Hope now ...

Good Job! Congrats on fixing this lens. Hope now you will post some pics from it. ;)
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-14-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,830
Posted By Krosya
Exactly! And since it's a lower VF mag - you...

Exactly! And since it's a lower VF mag - you could find a magnifier and use longer lenses. I have lenses up to 135mm and I use them on my Hexar without much difficulty. Same goes for all sorts of...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-14-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,913
Posted By Krosya
Sorry - no idea. None of my Hexanons ever had any...

Sorry - no idea. None of my Hexanons ever had any problems. I'd say - call or email DAG, he might give you a quick pointer. Good luck!
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-05-2011
Replies: 100
Views: 12,582
Posted By Krosya
Well, maybe Bob bought his lenses used, but there...

Well, maybe Bob bought his lenses used, but there many here stated that they got thiers new and had problems. So, clearly there is a problem with QC or something.

That being said - here is my...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-05-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,632
Posted By Krosya
ZM 21/2.8 is probably the lens that I miss most...

ZM 21/2.8 is probably the lens that I miss most after selling it. It gave me some superb photos. I did keep the CV 21/4M at the end though. Mostly, because after trying several I found one that was...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-05-2011
Replies: 270
Views: 146,973
Posted By Krosya
Thanks for the tests guys! I'm sure there will be...

Thanks for the tests guys! I'm sure there will be more and more info coming, but so far , based on your pics I can say this:

1. Glad that Cosina didnt screw up the second version, as they managed to...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-16-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2,439
Posted By Krosya
Agreed : +1, also Pentax UC-1 is awsome P&S...

Agreed : +1, also Pentax UC-1 is awsome P&S little camera.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-16-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 5,475
Posted By Krosya
There was a thread or two on this in Konica...

There was a thread or two on this in Konica section of the forum. You can find some pics from 50/1.2 on my flickr as well. However they are not from M9 - either film or RD1s. Here are some :...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 07-19-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 5,480
Posted By Krosya
Hi, Sorry, was away a while, so didnt see your...

Hi,
Sorry, was away a while, so didnt see your question.
Nikkor 85/2 vs Hex 90/2.8 - well, I like both. They do have somewhat similar look - Sonnar vs Ernostar. I like Hex for faster focus - shorter...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-11-2011
Replies: 72
Views: 5,828
Posted By Krosya
Thanks for mentioning my photo guys.

Thanks for mentioning my photo guys.
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-06-2011
Replies: 72
Views: 11,290
Posted By Krosya
Matter of taste, of course, but I really like...

Matter of taste, of course, but I really like Nokton 50/1.5 and it's signature and bokeh. Even compared to Sonnars. M-Hex 50/1.2 isnt bad either.

To OP - less so with digital, but very often with...
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-06-2011
Replies: 72
Views: 11,290
Posted By Krosya
Hexanon 50/1.2 (and 60/1.2) DO focus below 1m.

Hexanon 50/1.2 (and 60/1.2) DO focus below 1m.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-29-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 5,480
Posted By Krosya
I used to have Nikkor 10.5cm in LTM and liked it...

I used to have Nikkor 10.5cm in LTM and liked it a lot, but ever since I got a black Nikkor 8.5cm LTM - I sold it as I much prefer size/handling of latter. For those longer needs I also have a Nikkor...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-27-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 8,517
Posted By Krosya
More like...

More like :
http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/krosya/misc/stirringpot.jpg
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-27-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 8,517
Posted By Krosya
Why do you say that? Its easy for you to say...

Why do you say that? Its easy for you to say something negative. But it would be interesting to see WHY you think that.....
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-27-2011
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,791
Posted By Krosya
Classic and beautiful setup. Congrats! I have the...

Classic and beautiful setup. Congrats! I have the same one and enjoy it very much.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-27-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 2,785
Posted By Krosya
I'd say that this would be my answer as well.

I'd say that this would be my answer as well.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-27-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 2,785
Posted By Krosya
Well, Raid, if you sold everything else, what...

Well, Raid, if you sold everything else, what good would your M3 be without a lens? ;)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-27-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 5,480
Posted By Krosya
Thats right - Memphis at first borrowed it and...

Thats right - Memphis at first borrowed it and later bought it. And I missed the look It gave my photos, so I decided to track down a black one. Took a while, but now I have TWO black LTM Nikkors...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-27-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 5,075
Posted By Krosya
Since you already own a modern 50mm, I'd suggest...

Since you already own a modern 50mm, I'd suggest trying a Summitar for it's vintage amazing signature. Personally I much prefer it to most other Leica 50s and it's my ONLY lens that says "Leica" on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-27-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 5,075
Posted By Krosya
$500? If you are lucky. From what I have seen...

$500? If you are lucky. From what I have seen lately - those prices are long gone...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-27-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 5,480
Posted By Krosya
Black Nikkor LTM 8.5cm f2 - love it!

A while back I was able to pick up one of these and I tell ya - it's a super lens - much lighter and easier to use than a chrome version (I used to have one, but sold it cause it was too heavy). And...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-24-2011
Replies: 119
Views: 8,983
Posted By Krosya
Only watches I love are mechanical/automatic -...

Only watches I love are mechanical/automatic - vintage and modern. Have a small collection and add to it when I can. Have more watches than cameras, thats for sure. Would love to learn how to restore...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-24-2011
Replies: 212
Views: 34,941
Posted By Krosya
So, why dont you sell your photos for a dollar?...

So, why dont you sell your photos for a dollar? Is it because you want to buy $500 Seiko? Cause Seiko makes good watches for a lot cheaper as well as some for $7K or more. And actually Casio makes...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-23-2011
Replies: 212
Views: 34,941
Posted By Krosya
You crack me up, really. lol. I never "demanded"...

You crack me up, really. lol.
I never "demanded" to pay higher prices. What I do say - sometimes , for some things I'm willing to do so, if those things are worth it to me. It's like - why buy an...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-23-2011
Replies: 212
Views: 34,941
Posted By Krosya
Fun thread. People get upset over nothing,...

Fun thread. People get upset over nothing, etc...
Here is what I think: If this new lens turns out to be as good as V1 or better - it SHOULD be priced at $1700. I think if V1 had a somewhat better...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-21-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,070
Posted By Krosya
Amazing yet Interesting

Amazing yet Interesting
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-21-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 5,075
Posted By Krosya
What about CV 50/1.5? Superb lens that rivals...

What about CV 50/1.5? Superb lens that rivals Summilux and it's much cheaper. I love mine. But than again I have many 50mm lenses. Canon 50/1.8 is a superb cheap lens. For either just add a LTM-M...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-21-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 18,876
Posted By Krosya
Very NICE! Great photos!

Very NICE! Great photos!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-21-2011
Replies: 4,648
Views: 1,321,166
Posted By Krosya
Great Photo - love the look, the light - perfect!

Great Photo - love the look, the light - perfect!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-16-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,595
Posted By Krosya
Yep - looks like someone took lens apart and...

Yep - looks like someone took lens apart and didnt put it back together correctly. I'd check how it performs wide open and if you like it, and if you got a good deal on it - I'd keep it, as fixing...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-16-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 14,268
Posted By Krosya
I use some push-on hood, which is made in USA on...

I use some push-on hood, which is made in USA on my Summitar - works well, perfect fit and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-15-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,058
Posted By Krosya
Well, funny enough it was taken inside. They have...

Well, funny enough it was taken inside. They have things decorated as if it was in a wild, but birds are much closer and eniroment looks sort of "real".
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-14-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,058
Posted By Krosya
http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/krosya/Ni...

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/krosya/Nikkor%20135%20LTM/EPSN7902.jpg

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/krosya/Nikkor%20135%20LTM/EPSN7901.jpg

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu1...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-14-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,058
Posted By Krosya
http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/krosya/Ni...

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/krosya/Nikkor%20135%20LTM/EPSN7946.jpg

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/krosya/Nikkor%20135%20LTM/EPSN7923.jpg

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu1...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-14-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,058
Posted By Krosya
http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/krosya/Ni...

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/krosya/Nikkor%20135%20LTM/EPSN7959.jpg

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/krosya/Nikkor%20135%20LTM/EPSN7955.jpg

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu1...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-14-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,058
Posted By Krosya
Longer RF lenses - Nikkor 13.5cm/3.5 LTM

I got one of these in black a while back, but just stuck it on a shelf and didnt use it. This past weekend weather turned out pretty good and we decided to visit our local zoo. And I thought it would...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-12-2011
Replies: 81
Views: 23,954
Posted By Krosya
Yes, I still have the SIX with bunch of lenses....

Yes, I still have the SIX with bunch of lenses. As far as Rollei - I sold mine as well. Good, but just didnt do anything special for me. What I still have is one of...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-12-2011
Replies: 81
Views: 23,954
Posted By Krosya
Used to have...

Used to have one:
http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/krosya/cameras/IMG_0075.jpg

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/krosya/cameras/IMG_0067.jpg

It a heavy and well made, and since I...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-03-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 6,531
Posted By Krosya
I had one, just sold it, actually a few weeks...

I had one, just sold it, actually a few weeks back. Mine had well working meter and a Planar lens. Very good camera that I didnt have time for. It sold for $500, so prices are not that crazy. I had...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-28-2011
Replies: 101
Views: 33,841
Posted By Krosya
Very nice!!!!! Like this one alot!

Very nice!!!!! Like this one alot!
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-28-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,808
Posted By Krosya
You hope it WAS optically "tweaked"? Why? Do you...

You hope it WAS optically "tweaked"? Why? Do you not like first version? Many here hope that will retain same siganture as the original one.....- reason that the original 35/1.2 is so popular.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-28-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 4,573
Posted By Krosya
I love my RD1S. Never tried M8 or M9. Would like...

I love my RD1S. Never tried M8 or M9. Would like to try them one day, but I cant see me buying either as long as Epson works fine. 6MP crop sensor never really was a limitation for me. Love the 1:1...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-23-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,310
Posted By Krosya
Had Hexanon. Great lens with supeb built and very...

Had Hexanon. Great lens with supeb built and very good image quality. Sold it. Now have CV 28/1.9. Not as well built, but not bad. Very nice image quality.
If 28mm was my often used FL, I'd keep Hex,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-22-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,948
Posted By Krosya
I think Canon is a great lens. Cron may have a...

I think Canon is a great lens. Cron may have a bid different signature, but Canon is in no way a worse lens. Personally I like Canon better. For a collapsable I prefer Summitar - for it's own look.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-17-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,860
Posted By Krosya
Wow - super cool - another reason to like...

Wow - super cool - another reason to like Summitar!
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