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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 14 Hours Ago
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Posted By splitimageview
this^^^^ ;)

this^^^^

;)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By splitimageview
Not uncommon for old gear to have been 'worked...

Not uncommon for old gear to have been 'worked on' (I use that term loosely) by techs who have no idea what they are doing. It's very easy to improperly reassemble a lens, after opening it up for...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By splitimageview
I don't know of any company that rents LTM lenses...

I don't know of any company that rents LTM lenses but you might see if a local shop would help you out. Seawood Photo in San Rafael perhaps? I've bought hundreds of lenses for Leicas and have never...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Day Ago
Replies: 7,561
Views: 3,886,533
Posted By splitimageview
gorgeous, @trianbampol! I've had the Starkies...

gorgeous, @trianbampol!

I've had the Starkies paint a few, they absolutely are maestros.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 245
Posted By splitimageview
I found ST and RX quite nice, but I then again I...

I found ST and RX quite nice, but I then again I liked all Contax SLRs that I have owned. :)

I prefer the smaller/lighter models like the 139 and the 159, the latter has 1/4000.
Forum: Other RF 5 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By splitimageview
Oh, I like the 35/2 Planar a lot. Always have...

Oh, I like the 35/2 Planar a lot. Always have thought the general internet reputation of this lens was undeserved. Imagine if all your siblings were nobel prize winners, but you were merely a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 5 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 470
Posted By splitimageview
I sold for an authorized Leica dealer when the M9...

I sold for an authorized Leica dealer when the M9 was released. I would send newly sold customer bodies and lenses straight to DAG for focus calibration (before the customer took delivery, in fact)...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 6 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 470
Posted By splitimageview
Give the seller a chance to make it right on the...

Give the seller a chance to make it right on the price and send it to DAG.

He has the proper collimators & magnification optics, lenses made of
tool steel by Leitz, infinity targets, 1 meter test...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 6 Days Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 1,996
Posted By splitimageview
In addition to the 50/1.4 N, I have had the 45/2...

In addition to the 50/1.4 N, I have had the 45/2 Planar for the G, the 50/1.7 C/Y Planar, and the 50/2 Makro Planar ZF. Well, also the C/Y 60/2.8 Makro Planar C, guess that counts too.

Never owned...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 6 Days Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 1,996
Posted By splitimageview
I wish they had made some wide primes, but c'est...

I wish they had made some wide primes, but c'est la vie.

Often I'd skip grabbing the 100 due to the weight, and just use the 50.

I used the 28-80, 24-85, 50, 100, and 70-200. All are superb but...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 6 Days Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 1,996
Posted By splitimageview
I'd disagree with the ergonomic comment with...

I'd disagree with the ergonomic comment with regard to the NX, ergonomics are somewhat challenged on that model. With prices the way they are now, no reason to get an NX anyway, go for the N1.

My...
Forum: Other RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By splitimageview
Focus would be very difficult to set, wide-open....

Focus would be very difficult to set, wide-open. Just use a c/y body. :)
Forum: Other RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By splitimageview
Yes, you can adapt C/Y to G, Contax made an...

Yes, you can adapt C/Y to G, Contax made an adapter.

GA-1 - Allows the use of certain Contax/Yashica mount lenses (focal length of adapted lens is selectable on adapter: 28, 35, 50, 60, or 85mm)....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 1,996
Posted By splitimageview
Yes, the Fujinons lenses have a little tab on the...

Yes, the Fujinons lenses have a little tab on the aperture ring that can conflict with some adapters.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 1,996
Posted By splitimageview
great info, Larry! I have a 50/1.8 Fujinon in M42...

great info, Larry! I have a 50/1.8 Fujinon in M42 that rightly should be tested on my Contax 159!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,223
Posted By splitimageview
Poor Japanese translation, but more importantly...

Poor Japanese translation, but more importantly that's the databack for the NX, not the N1.

Look for the D-10 databack.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 1,996
Posted By splitimageview
:) The latest SL II S has the same excellent...

:)

The latest SL II S has the same excellent optics, but it focuses all the way to 0.25m. If pancakey-ness isn't important...

The Ultron is great one-camera, one-lens setup...semi-wide,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 1,996
Posted By splitimageview
Nikon has two 45s, one is still very pricey. The...

Nikon has two 45s, one is still very pricey. The other doesnt focus close and is quite ancient, with low contrast. Much prefer the Zeiss 45 over either Nikkor.

For a Nikon body Id go with the 40/2...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 1,996
Posted By splitimageview
Yes, my 159 had mirror slip. It was very very...

Yes, my 159 had mirror slip. It was very very slight...the mirror would hang with the 45mm lens attached but not with a 50.

As Larry says, it's a ten minute job.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,203
Posted By splitimageview
contact procamera.us. any legit repair shop will...

contact procamera.us. any legit repair shop will need to see it to give you a quote on just the focusing, unless they quote for a total CLA in which case they will work on every aspect of the camera...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,203
Posted By splitimageview
You'll just need to make the call on whether...

You'll just need to make the call on whether service is worth the money or not, if you can't return it. Or maybe you can get them to do a partial refund if you really want to keep it. Good luck...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 1,996
Posted By splitimageview
Not sure what point you're trying to...

Not sure what point you're trying to make.

Clearly later models of Leica R were based on Minoltas, these photos from Lazzari confirm that fact. Shared development clearly did not stop with the R3.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,203
Posted By splitimageview
looks like it will need service. What's the...

looks like it will need service. What's the overall condition of the camera and lenses? RF patch strong and contrasty, clean and clear viewfinder, shutter curtains in good shape, speeds accurate,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,203
Posted By splitimageview
Speaking of the 135mm? This is normal...when the...

Speaking of the 135mm? This is normal...when the 135mm lens is unmounted, the helical will not be at infinity.

With the 50mm lens, it's best to lock the lens at infinity so it's easier to press down...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,203
Posted By splitimageview
The RF patch does not move in the viewfinder,...

The RF patch does not move in the viewfinder, even when the focus wheel is moved?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,203
Posted By splitimageview
Yes, try turning the focus wheel with no lens...

Yes, try turning the focus wheel with no lens attached. If focus locks on infinity, press on the catch that is near the focus wheel.

Does the rangefinder work/move without the lens?

$300 is a good...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 1,996
Posted By splitimageview
Sure, there are minor differences, but it's not...

Sure, there are minor differences, but it's not incorrect to state that co-development continued after the R3. How else would they have 'shared DNA?' ;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 1,996
Posted By splitimageview
"overpriced" really depends on individual...

"overpriced" really depends on individual viewpoint, but there is no doubt the later R series were pretty much Minoltas:

https://www.photo.net/discuss/threads/leica-r6-or-minolta-xd-11.456531/
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 1,996
Posted By splitimageview
I can't comment re: the S2/S2b vs Aria, as I...

I can't comment re: the S2/S2b vs Aria, as I haven't had either S2 model.

I have had lots of other Contaxes, though; RX, ST, RTS, 139, 159, etc., even the 645.

I prefer the 159 to the Aria, as I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 163
Views: 6,623
Posted By splitimageview
the level of hysteria has reached insane levels,...

the level of hysteria has reached insane levels, thanks to today's media, and much of the government. (San Francisco on lockdown for a virus, yet for years they do nothing about the homeless...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 121
Views: 4,200
Posted By splitimageview
I've had a couple of T2s, including when they...

I've had a couple of T2s, including when they were new, and never had abysmal focus with them. Also a T3...no issues there either. Been a long time since I've used them so can't really provide any...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,313
Posted By splitimageview
Mood. Harder to do with color.

Mood. Harder to do with color.
Forum: Photo Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By splitimageview
Good post, Larry. The time investment over many...

Good post, Larry.

The time investment over many years is a major reason why I still use Aperture even though technically-speaking it’s not ‘supposed’ to work with the 64 bit OS Catalina. But after...
Forum: Photo Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By splitimageview
Looks like the 25% off is just for Fuji or...

Looks like the 25% off is just for Fuji or Sony.

The version for all cameras is:

Subscription: $20/mo for an annual plan, $24 month-to-month, $180 prepaid for the year

Perpetual license: $299 (the...
Forum: Photo Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By splitimageview
Sounds like the system needs some cleanup, maybe...

Sounds like the system needs some cleanup, maybe delete preferences, etc. This should eradicate those glitches.
Forum: Photo Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By splitimageview
Capture one currently has a 25% promotion through...

Capture one currently has a 25% promotion through the end of the month (https://captureone.38d4qb.net/Mx1rK).

I continue to use Aperture, as it will still work even on OS Catalina with all but a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By splitimageview
Youxin or Pro Camera. Both are reasonable and...

Youxin or Pro Camera. Both are reasonable and quick.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By splitimageview
What work does it need? Pro Camera in...

What work does it need? Pro Camera in Charlottesville is quick in my experience. DAG, Youxin are other options. Lots of threads about service techs if you do a search.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 121
Views: 4,200
Posted By splitimageview
The MX is positively tiny. Here is one next to...

The MX is positively tiny. Here is one next to the Contax 159, which looks huge in comparison, but it's actually a small SLR...

http://restoration35.com/images/2020/03/08/IMG_6890.md.jpg...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 121
Views: 4,200
Posted By splitimageview
There aren't really any pancakes for R...

There aren't really any pancakes for R bodies.

S2b + 45/2.8 :)
Forum: Nikon RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,542
Posted By splitimageview
S3 2002 ——-

S3 2002


——-
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 2,360
Posted By splitimageview
@analogoics: I think the adapted Nikkor 50/2 is...

@analogoics: I think the adapted Nikkor 50/2 is about 270 focus throw. I’ll confirm later tonight. [EDIT: a bit more, maybe 275] This of course is adapter-dependent since the lens has no...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 121
Views: 4,200
Posted By splitimageview
I no longer have it, it wasn't hazy but besides...

I no longer have it, it wasn't hazy but besides the low contrast, I wasn't a fan of the rendering or the lack of reasonably close focus.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 829
Posted By splitimageview
like a lens and a body? :D

like a lens and a body?

:D
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 121
Views: 4,200
Posted By splitimageview
Yes, with lint-free wipes. No paper towels! :)

Yes, with lint-free wipes. No paper towels! :)
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 121
Views: 4,200
Posted By splitimageview
I'm seriously looking at this combination: 40/2...

I'm seriously looking at this combination:

40/2 Ultron with the electronic contacts (the true pancake, not the SL II S which is larger ) with Nikon F80.

I have a couple of N80/F80, which are pretty...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 121
Views: 4,200
Posted By splitimageview
I found the C/Y 45mm Pancake to be much more...

I found the C/Y 45mm Pancake to be much more vibrant and contrasty than other pancakes, especially compared to the Nikkor 45 GN which is low contrast. The Nikkor 45 P is still pretty pricey with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 829
Posted By splitimageview
For those who are into reading arcane government...

For those who are into reading arcane government documents on the subject :D, attached are the relevant screen shots.

Further note: if one were to purchase a camera with a lens, and use the code and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 829
Posted By splitimageview
That’s incorrect, it’s not a blanket tariff on...

That’s incorrect, it’s not a blanket tariff on ‘German imports.’

The only photo-related tariff is on lenses.

The OP wants a body, not a lens.

Tell the vendor/seller to use the customs code I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 829
Posted By splitimageview
there should not be any duties on an import of a...

there should not be any duties on an import of a 35mm film camera to the US, unless the seller uses the incorrect harmonized code, or describes it incorrectly (and doesn't use a code. Without a code,...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 2,360
Posted By splitimageview
I measured my Nikkor 50/2 for Nikon S mount, with...

I measured my Nikkor 50/2 for Nikon S mount, with Amedeo adapter: 35mm/1.38 inches from the back surface of the lens mount (i.e., the adapter) to the filter ring (measured at infinity.)
Forum: Nikon RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By splitimageview
I will try that on a test piece! Thanks. In my...

I will try that on a test piece! Thanks.

In my experience the chrome removal was easier on Nikons that I painted, than on the Leicas. So maybe citric acid will remove it straight away.
Forum: Nikon RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By splitimageview
Thanks @Highway 61 and @Livesteamer. I was...

Thanks @Highway 61 and @Livesteamer.

I was thinking the same, that the rivets would not survive such a process. And, it likely would take more time experimenting than I want to devote to the...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 121
Views: 4,200
Posted By splitimageview
Yes, 139Q. No, it's not much smaller. I had both...

Yes, 139Q. No, it's not much smaller. I had both a while back, and did a size comparison, they are essentially identical size. The winder for the 159 actually fits the 139, too.

I only have the 159...
Forum: Nikon RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By splitimageview
OK, thanks. I also found this one...

OK, thanks. I also found this one (https://www.ebay.com/itm/100-original-black-paint-Nikon-S2-RF-camera-w-Nikkor-S-50mm-f-1-4-early-type-/254181368486).

Black rivets would mean the bottom could be...
Forum: Nikon RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By splitimageview
I suppose the chrome stripping could be very...

I suppose the chrome stripping could be very carefully done so as to only affect the bottom...

Do original S2s have chrome rivets or are they also black?
Forum: Nikon RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By splitimageview
black paint S2: Rivets on the bottom/back

Thinking of painting my S2, but want to remove the bottom plate from the back in order to properly dechrome/denickel.

It's held in place by 5 rivets.

Any ideas how to do this so the original...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 121
Views: 4,200
Posted By splitimageview
Or the 159 if you don't want autowind. 1/4000...

Or the 159 if you don't want autowind. 1/4000 shutter

139 if 1/1000 is fast enough.

They are identical size
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 121
Views: 4,200
Posted By splitimageview
No, the G2 is nearly the same, but not quite. The...

No, the G2 is nearly the same, but not quite. The exit pupil is slightly larger on the G2.

Neither are large enough, tho! Takes some practice bringing up the viewfinder to the eye, so the eye is in...
Forum: Fuji X Series 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 808
Posted By splitimageview
I used an X-E3 for about a year, I found it...

I used an X-E3 for about a year, I found it fantastic, probably my favorite digital body I've ever used. Small and light, that does have a trade-off, the viewfinder isn't nearly as big as the larger...
Forum: Fuji X Series 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 808
Posted By splitimageview
I don’t buy it. But I did buy one :)

I don’t buy it.

But I did buy one :)
Forum: Nikon RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 7,949
Posted By splitimageview
I can see the linked images but when loading the...

I can see the linked images but when loading the url directly in a browser I get the warning.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 121
Views: 4,200
Posted By splitimageview
Yes...the fastest shutter speed of any M mount...

Yes...the fastest shutter speed of any M mount camera.
Forum: Jason Schneider - The Camera Collector 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 992
Posted By splitimageview
Nice! ----

Nice!


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Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 121
Views: 4,200
Posted By splitimageview
Yes, the trade-off is up to you. Do you want full...

Yes, the trade-off is up to you. Do you want full control, or pocketability?

OM with 40/2, Pentax 40/2.8 with MX/ME Super, Contax 139/159 with 45/2.8, various Nikons with Voigt 40/2 or the 45/2.8...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 121
Views: 4,200
Posted By splitimageview
This is a limitation of the in-lens, leaf shutter...

This is a limitation of the in-lens, leaf shutter design. The Fuji X100 has similar limitation, the max shutter speed at f/2 is reduced to 1/1000 and in fact even that is stretching things; 1/500 is...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-26-2020
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By splitimageview
Replacement lugs is the only solution of which...

Replacement lugs is the only solution of which I'm aware...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-25-2020
Replies: 73
Views: 5,741
Posted By splitimageview
Congrats! Which rangefinder mod did you get?

Congrats!

Which rangefinder mod did you get?
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-22-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 986
Posted By splitimageview
This has been the situation for some time,...

This has been the situation for some time, several months at least, so Im not sure its related to tax season.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-22-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 986
Posted By splitimageview
Protections are the same on fb as here.

Protections are the same on fb as here.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-22-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 986
Posted By splitimageview
Facebook is grabbing classifieds from Craiglist...

Facebook is grabbing classifieds from Craiglist and also focusing on interest groups/communities/forums...they spent a few million on a Super Bowl ad promoting fb groups. There are untold numbers of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-22-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 986
Posted By splitimageview
The market appears to be slow in RFF Classifieds

Many items for sale, but not much movement, or so it seems...many items which appear to be well-priced and good quality, offered by well-known reliable sellers, sit unsold for weeks...items which...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-22-2020
Replies: 35
Views: 1,498
Posted By splitimageview
Yes, the chrome plating was over nickel

Yes, the chrome plating was over nickel
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-22-2020
Replies: 121
Views: 4,200
Posted By splitimageview
I’ve owned several T2s and a T3 over the years,...

I’ve owned several T2s and a T3 over the years, back when they sold for a couple hundred. This in no way offers the same pocketability, but it does offer a much bigger viewfinder, ground glass...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-20-2020
Replies: 97
Views: 3,548
Posted By splitimageview
Short hoods for protection but not for flare. I...

Short hoods for protection but not for flare. I rather like flare.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 02-20-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 3,699
Posted By splitimageview
Beauty! ...

Beauty!

...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-19-2020
Replies: 28
Views: 753
Posted By splitimageview
Well said, although I have zooms whose purchase I...

Well said, although I have zooms whose purchase I haven’t yet second guessed.

:)
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-19-2020
Replies: 28
Views: 753
Posted By splitimageview
I don't see photography or art in general as a...

I don't see photography or art in general as a contest for 'likes', or comments (no matter what site it may be posted.)

There are many images that get a lot of attention, images I don't particularly...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-18-2020
Replies: 77
Views: 2,632
Posted By splitimageview
There are some excellent AF and AF-D lenses that...

There are some excellent AF and AF-D lenses that sell for almost nothing.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-18-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 1,380
Posted By splitimageview
I've added 3 o-rings, although when retracted the...

I've added 3 o-rings, although when retracted the Elmar barrel can't really get into the meter arm space anyway, so o-rings are really just an added bit of insurance.

It looks discrete, if not...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-18-2020
Replies: 20
Views: 904
Posted By splitimageview
I've owned many Ms and a couple of ZIs. The ZI...

I've owned many Ms and a couple of ZIs. The ZI weighs less, no doubt. That's a good thing. Heft alone does not necessarily equate with robustness, nor does lightness necessarily equate with the lack...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-17-2020
Replies: 35
Views: 1,498
Posted By splitimageview
I’d venture it’s likely a...

I’d venture it’s likely a repaint

https://cameraquest.com/ltmnum.htm
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-17-2020
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By splitimageview
The Nylon 12 used in the second one is very...

The Nylon 12 used in the second one is very robust, yet very light. It's not going to wear at all. Plus it is a grip, not just a plate.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-16-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 1,380
Posted By splitimageview
Money well spent.

Money well spent.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-15-2020
Replies: 97
Views: 7,264
Posted By splitimageview
Agreed. An SLR lens that doesn’t have decent...

Agreed. An SLR lens that doesn’t have decent close focus won’t qualify to be in my bag. :)

Another portrait gem...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-15-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 1,380
Posted By splitimageview
It doesn’t conflict with the meter arm, neither...

It doesn’t conflict with the meter arm, neither do my Summitar, Summicron, or Nikkor.

The Elmar is the closest but it hits some sort of bulkhead before can reach the space where the arm is. I’m...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-15-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 1,380
Posted By splitimageview
@wjlapier do you frame the 28mm using the entire...

@wjlapier do you frame the 28mm using the entire viewfinder?

That’s a pretty combo. I need to get an Amedeo adapter so I can use my 50 and 35 S mount Nikkors...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-15-2020
Replies: 97
Views: 7,264
Posted By splitimageview
The 45 pancake is *definitely* overpriced for its...

The 45 pancake is *definitely* overpriced for its performance, which is good for a Tessar, not that that says very much. it’s more of a collector lens and still sells for $300ish, plus or minus. The...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-15-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 1,380
Posted By splitimageview
this one...but it's already en route to Hong Kong...

this one...but it's already en route to Hong Kong to its new owner, sorry @mikel :(

http://restoration35.com/images/2020/02/11/DSC_8114.jpg
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-15-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 1,380
Posted By splitimageview
That's really good news, a strong statement from...

That's really good news, a strong statement from DAG... :)

http://restoration35.com/images/2020/02/15/IMG_6669.jpg
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-15-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 1,380
Posted By splitimageview
Awesome! Can't beat DAG. Too many Leicaphiles...

Awesome! Can't beat DAG.

Too many Leicaphiles look askance at the lowly CL, keeping the prices low. It's not a real M, made in Japan, blah blah....

Good thing, I'd rather shoot with this CL than...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-14-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 1,380
Posted By splitimageview
I could have, as I’ve sent many cameras and...

I could have, as I’ve sent many cameras and lenses to him before. All the good Leica techs are booked solid, and there are fewer of them who will still work on CLs.

I figured DAG would take a lot...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-14-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 1,380
Posted By splitimageview
The irony here was that I wasn’t looking for fast...

The irony here was that I wasn’t looking for fast turnaround but when the extrapolation resulted in a two year total time, that was a bit much. :)

For anyone that has a CL, I’d recommend getting it...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-14-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 1,380
Posted By splitimageview
Update on Lazzari Repair

http://restoration35.com/images/2020/02/14/IMG_6659.jpg

Apologies for the long post. :}

A couple of months ago I posted a thread about a repair experience with Gus Lazzari concerning two Leica...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-14-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 100,547
Posted By splitimageview
On the other hand, it seems to be a rather...

On the other hand, it seems to be a rather dramatic transition from sharp to blur. An MTF graph does not typically 'drop off the cliff' in that manner. Even if it were to do so, it would be present...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2020
Replies: 7,561
Views: 3,886,533
Posted By splitimageview
There is an LTM...

There is an LTM version.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=615567#post615567
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-12-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 100,547
Posted By splitimageview
Also is some weirdness in the upper left corner...

Also is some weirdness in the upper left corner of this one. Again, a quick transition from sharp to fuzzy. This one appears to have been cropped? as the dimensions are different from the other photo...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-12-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 100,547
Posted By splitimageview
Also seems to be a quick transition from sharp to...

Also seems to be a quick transition from sharp to mushy in the upper right corner, if you download the full image file from flickr
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-11-2020
Replies: 73
Views: 5,741
Posted By splitimageview
I would not be surprised if they service M5s.

I would not be surprised if they service M5s.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-11-2020
Replies: 73
Views: 5,741
Posted By splitimageview
DAG, Sherry Krauter, possibly Gus Lazzari,...

DAG, Sherry Krauter, possibly Gus Lazzari, possibly Leica. Someone posted recently (can't remember if it was on this forum or not) that they sent their M5 to Leica USA and they sent it to Germany...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-11-2020
Replies: 73
Views: 5,741
Posted By splitimageview
Correct, this was the last one. I suppose they...

Correct, this was the last one. I suppose they could change their minds later, it's just they are so swamped with work as it is...in the meantime there are other repair depots who will work on them.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-11-2020
Replies: 7,561
Views: 3,886,533
Posted By splitimageview
No, it was originally chrome, it was ceramic...

No, it was originally chrome, it was ceramic coated along with the M5.
Forum: Nikon RF 02-11-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By splitimageview
I had a collapsible, they are rare. It's now in...

I had a collapsible, they are rare. It's now in the hands of another RFFer. :)

I'd like to try the rigid...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-11-2020
Replies: 7,561
Views: 3,886,533
Posted By splitimageview
sorry. can't stop!...

sorry. can't stop! :)


http://restoration35.com/images/2020/02/11/DSC_8114.jpg
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-11-2020
Replies: 73
Views: 5,741
Posted By splitimageview
The services that Alan and James Starkie offer at...

The services that Alan and James Starkie offer at cameraworks-uk are unique, such as the frameline mask, titanium shutters, and restoration of wartime red shutter curtains. On top of that, their...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-10-2020
Replies: 7
Views: 545
Posted By splitimageview
Check the flange focal distances that are longer...

Check the flange focal distances that are longer than that of Fuji XF:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flange_focal_distance
Forum: Nikon RF 02-10-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By splitimageview
Try this...

Try this thread:

https://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=162559
Forum: Nikon RF 02-10-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By splitimageview
@jonmanjiro posted about this lens a while back,...

@jonmanjiro posted about this lens a while back, if I'm not mistaken. I'll see if I can find the thread...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-10-2020
Replies: 150
Views: 58,688
Posted By splitimageview
Nikon...

Nikon One:
https://www.cameraquest.com/jpg4/nrf_609350_020.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-10-2020
Replies: 39
Views: 2,123
Posted By splitimageview
That amount of haze will reduce contrast quite a...

That amount of haze will reduce contrast quite a bit.

But you're in the lens for essentially nothing, can't hurt to spend a bit to clean it up. It may not clean up completely, but it should be much...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-10-2020
Replies: 73
Views: 5,741
Posted By splitimageview
Yes, I have a shipment arriving today. This was...

Yes, I have a shipment arriving today.

This was a difficult project, it took fully a year, as I shipped the gear to them in Feb 2019. The time frame was lengthened due to some gear that had...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-09-2020
Replies: 39
Views: 2,123
Posted By splitimageview
Lens value depends on glass condition, inspect it...

Lens value depends on glass condition, inspect it with an LED flashlight and tell us what degree of haze, and anything else you see. Does the aperture and focus move smoothly?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-08-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1,027
Posted By splitimageview
Interesting...could be authentic, likely,...

Interesting...could be authentic, likely, even.

Summitar is uncoated I presume?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-08-2020
Replies: 101
Views: 3,775
Posted By splitimageview
Leica CL. :D And the shutter speed dial is easy...

Leica CL. :D

And the shutter speed dial is easy to turn with the eye at the viewfinder.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-07-2020
Replies: 101
Views: 3,775
Posted By splitimageview
A lens designed for an RF doesn't have to clear...

A lens designed for an RF doesn't have to clear the mirror, which gives optical designers more flexibility so the rear of the lens can be much closer to the film plane. This results in less...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-07-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1,027
Posted By splitimageview
Not sure he is on here much, but he has responded...

Not sure he is on here much, but he has responded quickly to my emails.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-07-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1,027
Posted By splitimageview
Try emailing Jim Lager, he’s been quick to...

Try emailing Jim Lager, he’s been quick to respond to my inquiries.

jlager100 at yahoo
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-06-2020
Replies: 52
Views: 2,115
Posted By splitimageview
Just asking; it's your choice, after all. You...

Just asking; it's your choice, after all. You don't *have* to do anything. :)

If M6 metering is 'bad' and you're getting good results with sunny 16 instead, then it certainly could be used with good...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-06-2020
Replies: 52
Views: 2,115
Posted By splitimageview
why not sunny 16 with your Nikkormats?

why not sunny 16 with your Nikkormats?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-05-2020
Replies: 52
Views: 2,115
Posted By splitimageview
If you want an RF with a meter on the top plate,...

If you want an RF with a meter on the top plate, spring for a Konica Auto S2, great lens and viewfinder. Refurbed examples cost nothing compared to an M6.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-05-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1,546
Posted By splitimageview
Nikon F80 databack goes from ‘98 to ‘49

Nikon F80 databack goes from ‘98 to ‘49
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-05-2020
Replies: 52
Views: 2,115
Posted By splitimageview
Not sure I follow this?

Not sure I follow this?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-05-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 100,547
Posted By splitimageview
I haven't seen the form as I'm waiting for the 35...

I haven't seen the form as I'm waiting for the 35 LTM. If that denotes an official announcement it's great news!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-05-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 100,547
Posted By splitimageview
At this point, does even Mr. Zhou know if such a...

At this point, does even Mr. Zhou know if such a lens would even commence to be designed?:D
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-05-2020
Replies: 57
Views: 2,801
Posted By splitimageview
Ah yes, you had told me that before....

Ah yes, you had told me that before. Unfortunately he's not making the LTM adapter any longer...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-04-2020
Replies: 1
Views: 389
Posted By splitimageview
https://hansbraakhuis.nl/

https://hansbraakhuis.nl/
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-04-2020
Replies: 57
Views: 2,801
Posted By splitimageview
Definitely compact! What adapter is used with...

Definitely compact!

What adapter is used with the 28 Nikkor, @wjlapier?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-03-2020
Replies: 57
Views: 2,801
Posted By splitimageview
I think it’s actually 0.8m for the CL. The RF...

I think it’s actually 0.8m for the CL. The RF base is indeed short (not that the R or R2 is all that long, either) but for a small camera like the CL it doesn’t make much sense to use large fast...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-03-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1,546
Posted By splitimageview
The databack for the G1 also ends at 2019...

The databack for the G1 also ends at 2019...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-02-2020
Replies: 41
Views: 1,558
Posted By splitimageview
? .........

?




.........
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-02-2020
Replies: 41
Views: 1,558
Posted By splitimageview
I won't send her anything again, not for anything...

I won't send her anything again, not for anything related to her skills, however. DAG!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-31-2020
Replies: 41
Views: 1,558
Posted By splitimageview
Really depends on the deal and the condition of...

Really depends on the deal and the condition of an M5 that comes along...'keep your eyes peeled' as my dad used to say, and who knows what may appear...

Since the beginning of my buying camera gear,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-31-2020
Replies: 41
Views: 1,558
Posted By splitimageview
If it were me I wouldn't worry too much about...

If it were me I wouldn't worry too much about service down the road, the additional complexity of the M5 is pretty much all about the meter. If that were to fail, it's still usable and serviceable...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-30-2020
Replies: 41
Views: 1,558
Posted By splitimageview
I won’t use Sherry again, DAG would get the...

I won’t use Sherry again, DAG would get the work.

I got my M5 here on RFF, about 1/3 the price that people are asking for M6s nowadays. Ergonomically superior, IMHO
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-29-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 100,547
Posted By splitimageview
Yes, this is a huge thread, but a 0.7m close...

Yes, this is a huge thread, but a 0.7m close focus LTM replica was discussed earlier. I hope they decide to do 0.7m instead of just 1m.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2020
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By splitimageview
Paris Museums Put 60,000+ Historic Photos Online, Copyright-Free

Paris Museums Put 60,000+ Historic Photos Online, Copyright-Free...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-27-2020
Replies: 77
Views: 2,632
Posted By splitimageview
Perhaps my most enjoyable photo trip was to...

Perhaps my most enjoyable photo trip was to Bermuda, where I brought a 24/2.8 and a 50/1.8 with a D300, when it was the latest model and there was no full frame Nikon.

I wouldn’t hesitate to take...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-27-2020
Replies: 77
Views: 2,632
Posted By splitimageview
The only thing about the 5D is the crappy LCD and...

The only thing about the 5D is the crappy LCD and menu system.. :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-27-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 2,304
Posted By splitimageview
90/2.8 Tele Elmarit, nice and light, actually...

90/2.8 Tele Elmarit, nice and light, actually pretty much the same size as the 90/4 Elmar.

If weight isn't an issue, 85/2 Nikkor.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2020
Replies: 77
Views: 2,632
Posted By splitimageview
I just picked up a seldom-used D300, haven't used...

I just picked up a seldom-used D300, haven't used one since I bought one new back in the day.

$150 bargain!

I don't need new fangled modern high ISO, have other cameras for that, so it should be...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-24-2020
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By splitimageview
OK makes sense. It's not a modern lens of course,...

OK makes sense. It's not a modern lens of course, like the Millenium.

The Amedeo adapter for 50mm internal mount lenses is fantastic, if that helps. :)

My vote is the 35/1.4 Zeiss.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-24-2020
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By splitimageview
If you have to get an adapter for your Millenium,...

If you have to get an adapter for your Millenium, why not a 35/2.5 Nikkor?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-24-2020
Replies: 55
Views: 11,898
Posted By splitimageview
The Towers are rebadged Niccas, no differences.

The Towers are rebadged Niccas, no differences.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-24-2020
Replies: 55
Views: 11,898
Posted By splitimageview
Good deal! Niccas are tops. Should be the same...

Good deal! Niccas are tops.

Should be the same size, here is a Type 3 Nicca with a III and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-24-2020
Replies: 7,561
Views: 3,886,533
Posted By splitimageview
M5 with black ceramic coating and Titanium...

M5 with black ceramic coating and Titanium shutters, by Alan and James Starkie cameraworks-uk.com. Camera was originally chrome and was in good working order but the chrome had seen better...
Forum: Olympus RF 01-23-2020
Replies: 10
Views: 802
Posted By splitimageview
That shouldn't affect anything. What does it look...

That shouldn't affect anything. What does it look like if you look through the back of the camera, with the shutter held open on B?
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-21-2020
Replies: 12
Views: 708
Posted By splitimageview
Can you post a link to it? I can see no reason...

Can you post a link to it?

I can see no reason to adapt M to G, especially at that price, so I'm very curious.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-21-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 786
Posted By splitimageview
That's most likely cookies/cache related. Try...

That's most likely cookies/cache related. Try clearing those in your browser.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-21-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 786
Posted By splitimageview
Haven't ever seen captcha, but there are routine...

Haven't ever seen captcha, but there are routine database slowdowns here.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-21-2020
Replies: 12
Views: 708
Posted By splitimageview
I had Hawk Peng convert G to M some years ago,...

I had Hawk Peng convert G to M some years ago, but the original question was adapting M lenses to G, unless it was phrased...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-20-2020
Replies: 12
Views: 708
Posted By splitimageview
No The flange focal distance of the G is...

No

The flange focal distance of the G is slightly longer than M and almost equal for LTM which would make such an adapter more challenging to design.

Would also mean guess focusing...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-20-2020
Replies: 60
Views: 2,436
Posted By splitimageview
Partial to Sonnars here. Id go for a Nikkor 50/2...

Partial to Sonnars here. Id go for a Nikkor 50/2 LTM or a modern 50/1.5 Sonnar.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-20-2020
Replies: 33
Views: 1,005
Posted By splitimageview
To each their own. Testing focus on a mirrorless...

To each their own. Testing focus on a mirrorless won't guarantee accurate focus on a rangefinder, due to the complicating factor of the RF cam. I don't have a mirrorless that uses an RF cam (and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-20-2020
Replies: 33
Views: 1,005
Posted By splitimageview
Just not my cup o' tea. Obtaining shims of...

Just not my cup o' tea. Obtaining shims of various thicknesses, testing with film, trying another shim, shooting more film for when the first shim doesn't work out, repeat as necessary. Combine this...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-20-2020
Replies: 33
Views: 1,005
Posted By splitimageview
Lots of comments about 'shimming' in this thread,...

Lots of comments about 'shimming' in this thread, lenses originally built correctly wouldn't need this. If others want to do this work, including the necessary testing to confirm accurate focus, more...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-19-2020
Replies: 33
Views: 1,005
Posted By splitimageview
I'll leave the Russian experimentation to others,...

I'll leave the Russian experimentation to others, good luck to everyone who eventually gets a winner. :)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-19-2020
Replies: 33
Views: 1,005
Posted By splitimageview
Depends on what the definition of 'usable' is. :)...

Depends on what the definition of 'usable' is. :) Sure, there are cheap LTM lenses, but there is a reason they are cheap... :)

SBOOI are not all that expensive...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 01-18-2020
Replies: 25
Views: 818
Posted By splitimageview
Plastidip comes off too easily, in my...

Plastidip comes off too easily, in my experience...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-17-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By splitimageview
Sonnar goodness! Adapters for the external mount...

Sonnar goodness!

Adapters for the external mount lenses with helicals can be obtained for reasonable prices...it’s RF coupling that complicates matters and increases the price...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 01-17-2020
Replies: 25
Views: 818
Posted By splitimageview
Sugru is great! I've fashioned it on the back of...

Sugru is great! I've fashioned it on the back of Fuji cameras as a grip of sorts, also to prevent accidental button presses...should work great on your Retina. Keep us posted...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-14-2020
Replies: 97
Views: 7,264
Posted By splitimageview
Enjoying your pics with this lens,...

Enjoying your pics with this lens, dourbalistar

:)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-14-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 762
Posted By splitimageview
Had forgotten about that project after 4 1/2...

Had forgotten about that project after 4 1/2 years. :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-14-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,274
Posted By splitimageview
Although the Nikkor was more optimized for...

Although the Nikkor was more optimized for performance at closer distance, this looks extreme; optimizing for close doesn't imply 'infinity is woefully poor.' Would you be interested in comparing...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-14-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,274
Posted By splitimageview
In my experience, these lenses have low...

In my experience, these lenses have low contrast/veiling flare wide-open, which goes away by f/2, and by f/5.6 they are quite contrasty, with good resolution to the edge; certainly by f/11 they...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-14-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,274
Posted By splitimageview
Leica won the war based on a single out-of-spec...

Leica won the war based on a single out-of-spec lens?
:D
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-12-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,274
Posted By splitimageview
The 1.4 looks whacked. That is not normal for a...

The 1.4 looks whacked. That is not normal for a (Sonnar) Nikkor at f/8
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-12-2020
Replies: 34
Views: 1,092
Posted By splitimageview
A bit more distortion, although hard to tell the...

A bit more distortion, although hard to tell the difference, closer focus, and a wider view. :)

If looking at Nikkor, to save some funds, I'd get the 50/1.8 AIS Pancake, no distortion.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-12-2020
Replies: 34
Views: 1,092
Posted By splitimageview
FE2s are well-built and rarely fail, unless they...

FE2s are well-built and rarely fail, unless they are neglected or abused, which is the case for many cameras sourced via ebay. Electronics can fail within weeks of manufacturing; decades down the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-12-2020
Replies: 34
Views: 1,092
Posted By splitimageview
I'm considering putting a few items up for sale,...

I'm considering putting a few items up for sale, might include a G1/45 and possibly the 40/2 Ultron. Also have a Contax 159MM (that had mirror slip but has been serviced) and a 45/2.8 Tessar. The 159...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-12-2020
Replies: 34
Views: 1,092
Posted By splitimageview
I don't think you'd be disappointed with either...

I don't think you'd be disappointed with either of those choices for rendering, I have both of them.

The latest version Ultron focuses to 0.25m without the need for close-up lenses, and the FE2 has...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-11-2020
Replies: 97
Views: 7,264
Posted By splitimageview
Same mount, but smaller/lighter than any of the...

Same mount, but smaller/lighter than any of the other 50/1.8 varieties, and closer focus than the other pancake varieties.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-10-2020
Replies: 97
Views: 7,264
Posted By splitimageview
All the manual focus were made in Japan, later...

All the manual focus were made in Japan, later AFD versions are marked MIJ as well as MIC.

Same optics in the 0.6m as the 0.45m versions.

More here...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-09-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1,546
Posted By splitimageview
That's it! I'm never again buying a new Contax.:D

That's it! I'm never again buying a new Contax.:D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-09-2020
Replies: 97
Views: 7,264
Posted By splitimageview
I got mine from here on rff. :) Yes, although...

I got mine from here on rff. :)



Yes, although the manual focus action is not in the same league. I have a made in Japan version of the AF-D.

Weights:
pancake: 173g
AF-D: 157g
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-09-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1,318
Posted By splitimageview
Manual focus on the 8008 is easy. Not sure if...

Manual focus on the 8008 is easy. Not sure if other models have different screens or magnifications.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-09-2020
Replies: 97
Views: 7,264
Posted By splitimageview
For the closer focus, yes, get the Japanese...

For the closer focus, yes, get the Japanese version.

As to how much, that’s an individual decision.

If you’re patient they pop up at fair prices, as not everyone knows about the specifics of these.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-08-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1,318
Posted By splitimageview
Just got an N8008, for less than a $2 roll of...

Just got an N8008, for less than a $2 roll of film...solid camera with a really great viewfinder, easy to focus manually, AF is quite sufficient for film use; accuracy is a priority over speed. Never...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-08-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 100,547
Posted By splitimageview
Thanks for the continuous updates. Question...

Thanks for the continuous updates.

Question about the 35mm viewfinder: will they be available separately from the lens?
Forum: Olympus RF 01-07-2020
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By splitimageview
The SP is larger and with a greater...

The SP is larger and with a greater magnification, easy to determine with one camera on each eye. The RC and RD are identical in size and mag. I don't wear glasses so can't comment in that regard.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-07-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 100,547
Posted By splitimageview
Web images are woefully inadequate for comparison...

Web images are woefully inadequate for comparison purposes, there are simply too many variables (exposure, scanning and many more) to come to any conclusions.
Forum: Olympus RF 01-07-2020
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By splitimageview
I have all 3 and will post a comparison as soon...

I have all 3 and will post a comparison as soon as I get coffee. :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-06-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 952
Posted By splitimageview
12 megapixel is good enough for 'huge' prints,...

12 megapixel is good enough for 'huge' prints, billboards have been made with half that much... ;)

But 24 gives room for cropping without losing too much res...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 952
Posted By splitimageview
Older digitals are huge bargains! One reason why...

Older digitals are huge bargains!

One reason why the major manufacturers are losing a lot of money.,,
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-04-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 769
Posted By splitimageview
I didn't know Radu did Contax, thanks for that....

I didn't know Radu did Contax, thanks for that. I've sent him a lot of Alpa and he's quick, reasonably priced, and reliable.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2020
Replies: 82
Views: 2,392
Posted By splitimageview
Nice pics, @timmyjoe!

Nice pics, @timmyjoe!
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2020
Replies: 82
Views: 2,392
Posted By splitimageview
True of any mirrorless system. Unfortunately...

True of any mirrorless system.

Unfortunately pretty much all digitals released in the last few years can manage low light handily, so this doesn’t narrow things down for you, @helenhill!

Therefore...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-30-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 7,733
Posted By splitimageview
Not as described!:D

Not as described!:D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-28-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,645
Posted By splitimageview
The current version is f/4, is that the one you...

The current version is f/4, is that the one you have?

It's far better than the first two versions, which were pretty much crap. I owned the first version unfortunately...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-28-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,645
Posted By splitimageview
Are you referring to this...

Are you referring to this one?

http://www.dslrbodies.com/_Media/bythom_nikkor_17-35mm_med.jpeg
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,585
Posted By splitimageview
For SLR, a Contax 139 or 159 with 35/2.8 (or not...

For SLR, a Contax 139 or 159 with 35/2.8 (or not as wide 45/2.8 pancake); Nikon FM/FE and derivatives with 35/2.8; for AF with flash, Nikon F80/N80 with 35/2 or one of many available small wide...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-27-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,645
Posted By splitimageview
I have one of those on the way, too. Looking...

I have one of those on the way, too. Looking forward to trying it, apparently it's well-corrected and an excellent performer.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-27-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 7,733
Posted By splitimageview
F/1.4 was ultra fast. :) F/2.8 was fast.

F/1.4 was ultra fast. :)

F/2.8 was fast.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-27-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 7,733
Posted By splitimageview
2.8 was considered a fast lens back in the...

2.8 was considered a fast lens back in the day...bear in mind, Kodachrome was originally ASA 10...

Just keeping things in perspective. :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-26-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,949
Posted By splitimageview
Yes! Or CL.

Yes! Or CL.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-26-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,949
Posted By splitimageview
I’ll take Hexar RF, CLE or Zeiss Ikon film...

I’ll take Hexar RF, CLE or Zeiss Ikon film loading over any bottom loader... :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-26-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,949
Posted By splitimageview
As mentioned earlier, the removable tulip-style...

As mentioned earlier, the removable tulip-style takeup spool that DAG may still sell, makes this quite an easy mod on an M2. Just remove the original takeup spool and insert the tulip spool in its...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,949
Posted By splitimageview
Ultimately the practical focus accuracy of these...

Ultimately the practical focus accuracy of these cameras is more dependent on the individual photographer and the calibration of the RF and the cam in the specific camera body.

Assuming...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,949
Posted By splitimageview
Prism separation can happen but there are now...

Prism separation can happen but there are now several techs who can repair the prism for reasonable prices.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,949
Posted By splitimageview
That’s exactly right, except the claim is...

That’s exactly right, except the claim is correct; RFs are more accurate with higher magnification, even by simply adding an accessory magnifier.

The formula is:

b' = (e * f^2) / (k * z) where b'...
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