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Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-29-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By Arthur
It is intended for use in photomicrography; i.e....

It is intended for use in photomicrography; i.e. for maneuvering a microscope slide about. The user would be able to find again a particular finding, or feature, using the numbers.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-02-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 2,539
Posted By Arthur
I would like a digital Hasselblad XPAN ii...

I would like a digital Hasselblad XPAN ii...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-26-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By Arthur
Late contribution to ICCD2018...

Jupiter-8, Leica M7, Fuji Superia 100...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-11-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,160
Posted By Arthur
@ Mr. Flibble... How did you manage to upload...

@ Mr. Flibble... How did you manage to upload such large photos?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-11-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,160
Posted By Arthur
If these photos are insufficient, I can submit...

If these photos are insufficient, I can submit more...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-10-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,160
Posted By Arthur
SN 96222 (1931) on a Leica III (1933) Distance...

SN 96222 (1931) on a Leica III (1933)
Distance scale in FEET
DOF scale 2.5, mark, 4.5, mark, 9, 12.5, 18
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-29-2017
Replies: 472
Views: 125,834
Posted By Arthur
Would someone know what is the proper Canon...

Would someone know what is the proper Canon sunshade for use with the LTM Canon 50/1.4?

Thanks.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-10-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 3,107
Posted By Arthur
"A 66mm ELCAN could certainly be done but it was...

"A 66mm ELCAN could certainly be done but it was a special, rare, niche lens which never was intended for use by the general population. Design, raytracing, tooling, sourcing glass, all would be very...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-08-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 3,107
Posted By Arthur
I have one. Great lens! Even so, I do wish I...

I have one.

Great lens!

Even so, I do wish I had an Elcan 66/2!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-08-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 3,107
Posted By Arthur
Have you seen photos from that...

Have you seen photos from that lens?

*****

Yes.

The MTF is remarkable.

*****
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-08-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 3,107
Posted By Arthur
I do suspect that the area around the 50 frame on...

I do suspect that the area around the 50 frame on my M9 is pretty close to the view of a 66...

The Elcan 66/2 is simply amazing... a more than competent friend thinks it is even better than the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-08-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 3,107
Posted By Arthur
Why doesn't E.Leitz reissue GREAT lenses?

I am thinking, particularly, of the Elcan 66/2 which was manufactured for the US Navy during the Cold War.

It is an amazing lens!
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 11-27-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 2,508
Posted By Arthur
Are the TX2 and the XPAN2 truly identical......

Are the TX2 and the XPAN2 truly identical... except for "cosmetics?"
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-16-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 780
Posted By Arthur
I have Summarit 50/1.5 and the Leica bayonet UV...

I have Summarit 50/1.5 and the Leica bayonet UV filter. The original Leica lens cap is 40.5mm and it fits perfectly over the Summarit 50/1.5 WITH bayonet UV filter attached.

You may find you have to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-05-2016
Replies: 103
Views: 16,578
Posted By Arthur
Hektor 5Cm/2.5 wide-open...

Hektor 5Cm/2.5

wide-open...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-20-2015
Replies: 677
Views: 51,214
Posted By Arthur
Snapshooter.

Snapshooter.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-14-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 2,406
Posted By Arthur
You missed the point...

You missed the point...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-14-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 2,406
Posted By Arthur
Roger Hicks... I''m waiting...

Roger Hicks...

I''m waiting...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-14-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 2,406
Posted By Arthur
...it's 3000 or less.

...it's 3000 or less.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-14-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 2,406
Posted By Arthur
It does seem to me to be a legitimate question...

How many Leitz Thambar 90/2.2 might still be in existence?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-14-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 2,406
Posted By Arthur
oooh? ****** .....you might consider expressing...

oooh?

******

.....you might consider expressing less arrogance...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-14-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 2,406
Posted By Arthur
So... Let's return to the question... How many...

So...

Let's return to the question...

How many "THAMBARS" still exist?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-14-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 2,406
Posted By Arthur
To Roger Hicks...

"impossible to mix in pictures taken with the Thambar with pictures taken with other lenses"

?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-13-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 2,406
Posted By Arthur
Ernst Leitz Wetzlar Thambar 90/2.2

I wonder how many Thambars still exist. Do you own one? Or know of one.

If you have or know of one, would you share some additional information?

Is 'the' Thambar complete? or not?

That is:
Does it...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-26-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,660
Posted By Arthur
Wow.

Just "Wow."
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-02-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 4,068
Posted By Arthur
You allude to an Industar 61/D; my Industar 61D/L...

You allude to an Industar 61/D; my Industar 61D/L (...same lens?!) mounts properly on both my Canon 7 and Canon 7s.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-25-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,907
Posted By Arthur
What's a "tittle?"

What's a "tittle?"
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-27-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 6,442
Posted By Arthur
Do you have a source for 220 film that you would...

Do you have a source for 220 film that you would share?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-22-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 3,220
Posted By Arthur
Here's an idea. The Contax 11a an unusual...

Here's an idea. The Contax 11a an unusual feature; in contrast to most, if not all, 35mm RFs and SLRs the film take-up spool is not fixed in place, i.e. it is removable. You can use an empty,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-17-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,067
Posted By Arthur
hmmm...

I have used a Nikon CoolScan 9000ED for several years with 35mm and 120 even up to 5x12 cm in two passes. I have never experienced this particular problem. I do single and batch previews and...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-17-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 728
Posted By Arthur
I just tried my Summicron DR, without 'eyes,' on...

I just tried my Summicron DR, without 'eyes,' on my ZI. Although the DR mounts, the focusing ring won't turn.

Until I tried it on the ZI, I would not have guessed it would not have been able to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-02-2009
Replies: 233
Views: 31,122
Posted By Arthur
Kodachrome 25...

Kodachrome 25...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-31-2009
Replies: 173
Views: 25,028
Posted By Arthur
Southern Magnolia on a windy day

[It was deliberate but I wasn't certain about the result.]
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-02-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 794
Posted By Arthur
regularchickens... PS As the photograph has a...

regularchickens...

PS As the photograph has a 3:2 aspect ratio, I suspect it was composed horizontally. The shutter curtains are made of 'rubberized' silk and after +/- 50 years, they may be...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-02-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 794
Posted By Arthur
regularchickens Was the image cropped? Was the...

regularchickens

Was the image cropped?
Was the image composed horizontally or vertically?
If cropped and originally composed horizontally, I'd think of a shutter problem.
If cropped and originally...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-17-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 2,275
Posted By Arthur
w/nw Informal [35mm] Portraits

Taken with a Leica M7 w/ Canon 50/0.95 TV lens converted to M-mount on Fuji Acros 100 "pulled" to ISO 50.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-22-2008
Replies: 335
Views: 206,980
Posted By Arthur
Leica M7 with a 90AA Summicron on Fuji Superia 100

I think the Summicron 90AA is incredibly sharp.

Arthur
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-10-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 9,179
Posted By Arthur
Talking Photos of Canon 50/0.95 TV lens converted to M-mount

Hello.

I have been very busy and that is why it took me so long to photograph the m-mount conversion of my Canon 50/0.95 TV lens.

I am quite pleased with the result.

No Canon 7/7s/7sz 50/0.95...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-28-2008
Replies: 432
Views: 102,045
Posted By Arthur
Hmmm... given the choices... I would choose...

Hmmm... given the choices... I would choose the...

Version 6: Black with "50" & built-in hood.

However, my LSM/LTM collapsible 'cron [with an adapter] is simply terrific on my
M-series. I can...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-01-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 9,179
Posted By Arthur
No. I have not. Arthur

No. I have not.

Arthur
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-15-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 9,179
Posted By Arthur
I thank everyone for their help. I have sent the...

I thank everyone for their help.

I have sent the lens to Classic Camera Workshop.

Arthur
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-11-2008
Replies: 83
Views: 7,646
Posted By Arthur
I have seen this 'behavior' before. It makes me...

I have seen this 'behavior' before.

It makes me sad.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-11-2008
Replies: 83
Views: 7,646
Posted By Arthur
My dictionary definition of "artist" is...

My dictionary definition of "artist" is ambiguous, at best.

My wife recounted an exchange with a friend. I had been recognized for a couple of photos.

Her friend said, "You are married to an...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-09-2008
Replies: 72
Views: 11,421
Posted By Arthur
...Huh? ...

...Huh?

...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-09-2008
Replies: 72
Views: 11,421
Posted By Arthur
The Best...

Humankind has always been able to do better...

one... by... one...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-09-2008
Replies: 72
Views: 11,421
Posted By Arthur
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-09-2008
Replies: 72
Views: 11,421
Posted By Arthur
pixtu... I tried. I just don't understand what...

pixtu...

I tried.

I just don't understand what you are saying...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-09-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 9,179
Posted By Arthur
50/0.95 Canon TV Lens Conversion to RF-coupled [Leica] M-mount...

Hello.

Who does really good work with this conversion? I want a rangefinder coupled M-mount Canon 50/0.95. I am delighted with the results from my Canon 7s and Canon 50/0.95 but I really would...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-05-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,232
Posted By Arthur
Thank you for your help. My f/22, black dial...

Thank you for your help.

My f/22, black dial Elmar 50/3.5, SN 941XXX, is remarkably sharp even at f/22! And, I have only read good things about the f/22 red dial.

I would find a direct comparison...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-03-2008
Replies: 72
Views: 11,421
Posted By Arthur
Hypothetical: Suppose you are a 'crummy'...

Hypothetical:

Suppose you are a 'crummy' photographer.

Or.

Suppose you are a 'crummy' swimmer.

How do those 'circumstances' affect your decision to 'jump' or 'photograph?'
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-03-2008
Replies: 72
Views: 11,421
Posted By Arthur
Choose. Maybe save a life... or maybe take an...

Choose. Maybe save a life... or maybe take an iconic photograph?

Some Kantian choices are easier than others.

Arthur
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-31-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,232
Posted By Arthur
Coated "Black Dial" f/22 Elmar 50/3.5

Hello.

With the exception the of 'red' versus 'black' color, are the 'red' and 'black' f/22 Elmar 50/3.5 the 'same' lens? I have read that they are but it was just a casual reference.

Thanks. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-29-2008
Replies: 290
Views: 22,263
Posted By Arthur
Smile Too many? Raid. I do use my external mount...

Too many?

Raid. I do use my external mount Nikkor 50/1.1. Wide-open, it has a pleasing bokeh and more than adequate sharpness when properly focused. The small rangefinder patch on an SP makes...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-26-2008
Replies: 290
Views: 22,263
Posted By Arthur
[I'll play...] For my Nikon, Contax, Leica...

[I'll play...]

For my Nikon, Contax, Leica M-mount and Screw-mount rangefinder cameras:

Elmar 50/3.5 SM (f/22;black dial...)
Elmar 50/2.8 M-mount
Summar 50/2.0 SM (uncoated)
Summarit 50/1.5 (x2)...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-01-2008
Replies: 116
Sticky: Poll: Zeiss Ikon Problems
Views: 47,725
Posted By Arthur
My strap lugs are fine. The viewfinder is fine. ...

My strap lugs are fine. The viewfinder is fine. The rangefinder is fine. The shutter is fine. However, on two occasions, the film advance did not cock the shutter causing blank frames. The...
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