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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-02-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 2,813
Posted By vol72
If I needed a 50 lens and did not need 1.4, I...

If I needed a 50 lens and did not need 1.4, I would check out the Zeiss 50 Planar ZM.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-31-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 1,771
Posted By vol72
Hey, it isn't just Kodak or analog that is down. ...

Hey, it isn't just Kodak or analog that is down. In case you haven't heard, there is a recession/depression ongoing. No doubt some won't make it. I hope there will always be film during my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-14-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 3,079
Posted By vol72
I shoot only film in my Leica rangefinders. On a...

I shoot only film in my Leica rangefinders. On a recent cross-country cycle trip I took 21, 28, 50, and 90 lenses; using the 28 and 21 for most of the shots. The Leica 21 R lens, a 28 prime and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-10-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 16,306
Posted By vol72
I have used many of the Leica 90s; they are all...

I have used many of the Leica 90s; they are all good objectives. I had the 90 'cron ASPH, a wonderful lens, but better at the mid and far ranges than for portraiture in the close range. I currently...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-14-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 4,780
Posted By vol72
I have used or owned many 85-90s; kept the 1st...

I have used or owned many 85-90s; kept the 1st version Elmarit, sold the Apo Summicron ASPH. They all have their strong points. The 90 SAA is unbeatable from medium distance to infinity; not quite...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-14-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 8,921
Posted By vol72
I use my 75 Summilux more than my 90 Elmarit V1,...

I use my 75 Summilux more than my 90 Elmarit V1, and I always carry my 50 Summilux ASPH. For me, the 75 'lux is completely different than my 50 and 90. Some will substitute one focal length for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-12-2008
Replies: 4,649
Views: 1,321,501
Posted By vol72
90 Elmarit...

90 Elmarit V1

http://flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2883728138/sizes/l/

28 Summicron

http://flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2848943545/sizes/l/

50 Summilux ASPH
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-07-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,259
Posted By vol72
This is a photo made with the 1.25x magnifier and...

This is a photo made with the 1.25x magnifier and 90 Elmarit version 1:

http://flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2883728138/

This is one with the 75 Summilux wide...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-07-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,259
Posted By vol72
I will use the 1.25x magnifier /.85 viewfinder...

I will use the 1.25x magnifier /.85 viewfinder body combination in conjunction with the 75Summilux or longer lens when shooting in the near range with wide apertures. Seems to help.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-07-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,754
Posted By vol72
If you dont need the speed, why go for a much...

If you dont need the speed, why go for a much more expensive lens with far less flare resistance?

I purchased a 28 Summicron several years ago for a bargain price, since the photo shop was in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-01-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,360
Posted By vol72
Having never tried the Zeiss 85, I can only go by...

Having never tried the Zeiss 85, I can only go by reports I have read. Apparently the Zeiss lens with its moving element is better corrected for close-up photography than the M mount lenses you have ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-21-2008
Replies: 74
Views: 3,669
Posted By vol72
Don Dudenbostel Walker Evans Ansel Adams Jeanloup...

Don Dudenbostel
Walker Evans
Ansel Adams
Jeanloup Sieff
Jock Sturges
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-16-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 851
Posted By vol72
Johann, I really enjoy your 35 Nokton photos on...

Johann, I really enjoy your 35 Nokton photos on flickr. I enjoy the OOF character of the Nokton in your work. Although I own a 35 Summicron ASPH, I have never been a fancier of the 35 focal length...
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-20-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 1,432
Posted By vol72
I own a 35, but I rarely use it; not that it...

I own a 35, but I rarely use it; not that it isn't a great lens, but I just don't prefer this focal length as well as something wider or longer. My two lens kit of choice is 28 and 50 or 28 and 75,...
Forum: Off Topic 06-24-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 898
Posted By vol72
I used to travel Mexico on business. The top...

I used to travel Mexico on business. The top selling tequila in Mexico is Herradura, probably the Reposado: good stuff. I also like Don Julio and Patron. I found that Mexicans make the poorest...
Forum: Off Topic 05-22-2007
Replies: 90
Views: 4,701
Posted By vol72
A guy walks into a bar, notices a very large jar...

A guy walks into a bar, notices a very large jar on the counter, and sees it's filled to the brim with $10 bills. He guesses there must be a few thousand dollars in it. He approaches the bartender...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-17-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,421
Posted By vol72
In the land of Solms, where the shadows lie...

In the land of Solms, where the shadows lie...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-19-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 2,503
Posted By vol72
Charles, to answer your question: NO. Faster...

Charles, to answer your question: NO. Faster lenses = larger lenses. About the best option is the 28 Summicron; smaller than the Voigtlander lens, but more expensive. It is "better" optically, but...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-28-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,755
Posted By vol72
If you consider fast as F2 or greater, I think...

If you consider fast as F2 or greater, I think you have 2 rangefinder lenses to consider: the 28 Summicron and the 28 Ultron. Not that the Hexanon, Zeiss ZM, and Elmarit aren't great lenses (they...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-24-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 2,439
Posted By vol72
I applaud Zeiss for correcting the correctable...

I applaud Zeiss for correcting the correctable BEFORE putting it on the streets. All of the Leitz/Leica 75-90 lenses have been good lenses; Zeiss knows that an absolute top quality lens must be...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-23-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,593
Posted By vol72
I have used most of the Leica 90s, and every one...

I have used most of the Leica 90s, and every one has been a good performer. I think it comes down to what attributes you value in a lens: speed, size, economy, et al. The newer lenses have the...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-17-2007
Replies: 147
Views: 26,087
Posted By vol72
Erik, why not add a Cosina/Voigtlander 28 lens...

Erik, why not add a Cosina/Voigtlander 28 lens to your kit for an economical sum?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-15-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,169
Posted By vol72
KM, I should add that I do not find the lens hood...

KM, I should add that I do not find the lens hood blockage with the .58 camera objectionable except in the most critical situations. For those occasions, you can always remove the hood and have only...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-15-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,169
Posted By vol72
"Would the 28mm frame lines on the .72 be more...

"Would the 28mm frame lines on the .72 be more accurate?"

I use the 28 Summicron with my M6 .58 camera, so I really could not answer this question, but in my opinion, the .58 cameras are made for 35...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-12-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 2,040
Posted By vol72
Folks should be more concerned about their...

Folks should be more concerned about their photographs than how their gear appears. Pretty is as pretty does, I say! And that 105 Nikkor lens is great, however it looks.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-28-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 2,170
Posted By vol72
Buddy Smoke

I am posting one more image to show the 75 Summilux a couple of stops down (no ND filter) - probably F2.8 - F4, shot outdoors in very contrasty light. Thi is the full image, and is unmanipulated...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-28-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 2,170
Posted By vol72
Another cropped and resized image. 75 Summilux @...

Another cropped and resized image. 75 Summilux @ 1.4 Ilford XP2 Super
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-28-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 2,170
Posted By vol72
This is a crop and resized image shot from about...

This is a crop and resized image shot from about 7 - 8 ft. 75 Summilux @ 1.4 Ilford XP2 Super
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-13-2006
Replies: 61
Views: 3,316
Posted By vol72
Received a cellophane taped-up damaged tube...

Received a cellophane taped-up damaged tube filled with only 2 rolls of film - one of them opened. Both were 120, which I no longer shoot. I specified that I needed 135. Kodak spent a lot of $ on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-06-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 2,168
Posted By vol72
I have the 28 Summicron ASPH lens; if the 28...

I have the 28 Summicron ASPH lens; if the 28 Elmarit ASPH is as good or better and if you can live with 2.8, you should purchase it. I wanted a fast 28; and the Summicron is that and more - probably...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-21-2006
Replies: 46
Views: 3,479
Posted By vol72
I have used a Sekonic L328F ambient and flash...

I have used a Sekonic L328F ambient and flash meter since the late '80s. It is small and accurate. I used to use a Gossen Luna Pro SBC; it was accurate, but fiddlesome. I like the Sekonic much...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-20-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,128
Posted By vol72
"Last night, I lost an M4-2 and a 35 Summicron...

"Last night, I lost an M4-2 and a 35 Summicron right at the last minute."

Sorry, but you never lost what you never had!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-02-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,135
Posted By vol72
The 28 Summicron ASPH is 46 The 24 Elmarit ASPH...

The 28 Summicron ASPH is 46
The 24 Elmarit ASPH is 55
The 75 Summilux is 60
the 75 Summicron Apo ASPH is 49
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-31-2006
Replies: 59
Views: 3,769
Posted By vol72
Why do we incessantly pit Zeiss against Leica? I...

Why do we incessantly pit Zeiss against Leica? I have used both makes through the years, and throw out most blanket statements. I believe the majority of us cannot actually see the small...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-07-2006
Replies: 165
Views: 10,184
Posted By vol72
Apo Summicron M 90 ASPH @ F2 M6 TTL .85 Portra

Apo Summicron M 90 ASPH @ F2 M6 TTL .85 Portra
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-06-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 917
Posted By vol72
Fomapan 400 Try the development times with your...

Fomapan 400

Try the development times with your favorite developer from the Massive Development Chart:

http://www.digitaltruth.com/devchart.html
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-06-2006
Replies: 57
Views: 5,769
Posted By vol72
I agree with those that recommend the Elmarit...

I agree with those that recommend the Elmarit Version 1; it is difficult to best it for the money spent. For some things the Apo ASPH is unbeatable, but I really like the rendition of the Elmarit 1...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-07-2006
Replies: 34
Views: 2,237
Posted By vol72
Like Sgy1962, I became a fan of the 35 focal...

Like Sgy1962, I became a fan of the 35 focal length when I acquired a .58 viewfinder camera. The .58 is also great with the 28 focal length. I frequently carry the 28 and 50 'crons together - a...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-22-2006
Replies: 538
Views: 49,121
Posted By vol72
No interest at this time. Maybe some interest...

No interest at this time. Maybe some interest eventually if a full size sensor is designed.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-14-2006
Replies: 66
Views: 9,558
Posted By vol72
I Use the 35 Summicron and the 75 'lux

But you cannot go wrong with either 'cron or 'lux lens; it just depends upon your needs and/or budget. I use the 35 ' cron ASPH because I defer to the 50 'cron or 28 'cron ASPH more than the 35...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-14-2006
Replies: 66
Views: 9,558
Posted By vol72
I Use the 35 Summicron ASPH and the 75 Summilux

Although were 35 / 75 my main "kit", I might have gone with the 35 Summilux ASPH. Don't know about the 75 Cron ASPH vs 'lux - I really like the "lux, and have used it before the 'cron ASPH was...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-24-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 3,230
Posted By vol72
"...am concerned by the severe light fall off...

"...am concerned by the severe light fall off wide open on the examples I have seen..."

I use a 28 Summicron and unless one is photographing evenly lit white walls or similar, have never found the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-21-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 1,432
Posted By vol72
vizioneer, not sure why the confusion, especially...

vizioneer, not sure why the confusion, especially if you have previously owned the 75 'lux. I need a 50 regardless of what other focal lengths that I use. The 75 is different than a 50. The...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-01-2006
Replies: 33
Views: 3,010
Posted By vol72
FWIW, I pulled this photo off the net. Looks...

FWIW, I pulled this photo off the net. Looks nice to these eyes!
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-01-2006
Replies: 33
Views: 3,010
Posted By vol72
Not Black Paint, maybe Black anodized.

Not Black Paint, maybe Black anodized.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-05-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,908
Posted By vol72
I thought that I would only want/need the .85...

I thought that I would only want/need the .85 viewfinder. I could use my 35 with the .85 but didn't like the tight frame lines and so I rarely used the 35. When I bought my 28 Summicron I also...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-04-2006
Replies: 56
Views: 3,820
Posted By vol72
Stephanie, the question is not what will it take...

Stephanie, the question is not what will it take to accomplish this, but why would you want to put yourself through it? To do what you are proposing appears to me to be an exercise in frustration,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-14-2006
Replies: 50
Views: 3,289
Posted By vol72
cme4brain, value is what is perceived by the...

cme4brain, value is what is perceived by the owner/user. You obviously take great delight in using inferior products that cost less. You position is that the equipment is only slightly inferior and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-21-2005
Replies: 13
Views: 1,389
Posted By vol72
"The 75mm is a difficult lens to focus on a M...

"The 75mm is a difficult lens to focus on a M series,"

Not true as a general statement. At F1.4 and in the near range, a 75 Summilux can be difficult to focus accurately on a Leica M camera because...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-09-2005
Replies: 32
Views: 2,621
Posted By vol72
Sorry, Can't Figure it Out

Again; I apologize for the repeated attempts to upload. :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-09-2005
Replies: 32
Views: 2,621
Posted By vol72
Juan Mo Time:

Juan Mo Time:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-09-2005
Replies: 32
Views: 2,621
Posted By vol72
Sorry: Trying once more: Resized below 2 MB.

Sorry:
Trying once more: Resized below 2 MB.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-09-2005
Replies: 32
Views: 2,621
Posted By vol72
I've got a Zeiss Softar for my Apo 90 Summicron...

I've got a Zeiss Softar for my Apo 90 Summicron ASPH lens, but rarely use it. I usually shoot the 90 SAA lens wide open. This shot of my youngest daughter is taken wide open at F2, and has been...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-20-2005
Replies: 19
Views: 1,315
Posted By vol72
Congratulations on your new Summilux. I use a...

Congratulations on your new Summilux. I use a German made version 2 regularly; it is extremely flare resistant. My lens focuses very smoothly. The Summilux has not been discontinued. It is a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-20-2005
Replies: 16
Views: 1,271
Posted By vol72
I also have 21 and 35 focal length lenses. I...

I also have 21 and 35 focal length lenses. I recently added a 28 Summicron and have discovered that it is quite a bit different than the 35 in angle of view. The 28 Summicron is a brilliant lens,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-15-2005
Replies: 27
Views: 2,959
Posted By vol72
You should be able to pickup a 75 Summilux for...

You should be able to pickup a 75 Summilux for much less than the cost of the Summicron in that the Summilux has been around for several years. Aside from its heft, there is not much to criticize...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-26-2005
Replies: 21
Views: 2,031
Posted By vol72
Congrats, Pat. I bought a 28 Summicron recently;...

Congrats, Pat. I bought a 28 Summicron recently; found it at a going out of business camera store and got it at more than 1/3 off list price. I disagree with Alice who claims that the Summicron is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-27-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 1,796
Posted By vol72
Link

Alan's Photonet Post:

http://www.photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=00Cfzx
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-17-2005
Replies: 17
Views: 2,054
Posted By vol72
Justin, I have two 1st version Elmarit 90's -...

Justin, I have two 1st version Elmarit 90's - chrome and black. I am not a collector; had the chrome, always wanted a black, and got a good buy on one and since the resale on these lenses is so low,...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-13-2005
Replies: 90
Views: 7,467
Posted By vol72
I don't understand all of the naysayers...

I don't understand all of the naysayers especially since the new ZI products have only just been introduced, and most of us have not laid eyes on any of them. Many of the negatively opinionated...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-25-2005
Replies: 22
Views: 3,115
Posted By vol72
I use both the 75 Summilux and the 90 Summicron...

I use both the 75 Summilux and the 90 Summicron Apo ASPH lenses. At maximum aperture and at the closest focusing distances, the DOF is approximately equal. The 90 SAA is "sharper" wide open and...
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