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Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 44 Minutes Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,068
Posted By Calzone
No lie. I have seen these big prints. Really...

No lie. I have seen these big prints.

Really stunning.

"Big prints don't lie," we say.

Cal
Forum: Leica SL 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
Raid, No doubt that for manual focusing wides a...

Raid,

No doubt that for manual focusing wides a rangefinder can't be replaced. On the SL longer lenses are easiest to focus due to magnification and the focus snap enhancement. Not so different than...
Forum: Leica SL 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
Huss, What you wrote above is news to me. Do you...

Huss,

What you wrote above is news to me. Do you have a source to back up these claims? Specifically how is optical IQ compromised by using M-glass on a SL.

In my 4 years of use I have not taken...
Forum: Leica SL 1 Day Ago
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
Raid, I once owned a 75 Lux V.2 before I owned...

Raid,

I once owned a 75 Lux V.2 before I owned the SL.

I owned a 35 Lux-R that was "E60" like your 75 Lux, and the body of my 35 Lux-R was the same size as my 75 Lux, so I do know how a 75 Lux...
Forum: Leica SL 1 Day Ago
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
Raid, A SL with a 75 Lux would kill. The...

Raid,

A SL with a 75 Lux would kill. The magnification and the VF'er as I outlined above provides a high hit ratio. Also M-lenses seem small on a SL, but the 75 Lux would balance well.

You should...
Forum: Leica SL 1 Day Ago
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
Raid, When I first bought my SL the only native...

Raid,

When I first bought my SL the only native lenses available were the zooms.

I used my M-glass and a Noct-Nikkor and 50 Lux-R "E60" as my fast primes.

In use I would depress the joystick and...
Forum: Leica SL 1 Day Ago
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
Raid, I still own my MM which I bought new. I...

Raid,

I still own my MM which I bought new. I still love this camera warts and all. Still a great camera. Likely the most unforgiving digital camera: CCD sensor; no chance of recovering highlights;...
Forum: Leica SL 1 Day Ago
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
Raid, Consider the Leica "S." I went to a...

Raid,

Consider the Leica "S."

I went to a workshop held at the Leica Store Soho where a demonstration of using "S" glass on a SL was the program.

I was wondering who and why that would be done, so...
Forum: Leica SL 1 Day Ago
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
APO 35 Cron 3 ASPH lenses. 50 Lux-"L" 2 ASPH...

APO 35 Cron 3 ASPH lenses.

50 Lux-"L" 2 ASPH lenses.

APO 50 Cron 3 ASPH lenses, 4 surfaces.

Cal
Forum: Leica SL 1 Day Ago
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
Raid, I think if you read some of the Jono Slack...

Raid,

I think if you read some of the Jono Slack "L" lens reviews you will get a feel for the new APO lenses.

I sent you some F2.0 shots from an APO 35 Cron shot on my SL (only 24 MP) and you see...
Forum: Leica SL 1 Day Ago
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
Raid, The M-lenses are not bad, but a new...

Raid,

The M-lenses are not bad, but a new standard of excellance evidently has been created with the SL2 and the native glass.

Like I have said before the APO lenses are the most highly corrected...
Forum: Leica SL 2 Days Ago
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
A, It was mentioned in a tutorial that was by a...

A,

It was mentioned in a tutorial that was by a Leica Specialist that was about 20 minutes in running. Specifically he pointed out and mentioned especially when using wides. He spoke of a fall off...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 5 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By Calzone
Y, If XX is 5222 I use ISO 500 and develope...

Y,

If XX is 5222 I use ISO 500 and develope 4+4.

For Tri-X 800 ISO and 3+3.

I get nice midrange on my negatives.

Cal
Forum: Leica SL 5 Days Ago
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
Bill, I wonder how true a collaboration. I think...

Bill,

I wonder how true a collaboration. I think it would be wonderful if Leica profiles extended across platforms.

Surely this would encourage sales of lenses for Leica. I wonder how far Leica...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 5 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By Calzone
If any part "B" contaminates part "A" your part...

If any part "B" contaminates part "A" your part "A" will eventually get killed. All that is needed is time to render your part "A" useless.

Meanwhile the slight contamination of part "B" by soaked...
Forum: Leica SL 5 Days Ago
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
Bill, What you say makes sense to me. On my SL...

Bill,

What you say makes sense to me.

On my SL the Leica adapters allow reading of 6-bit data of M-Lenses. Also if no 6-bit coding then the entire menu of M-lenses comes up so I can select...
Forum: Leica SL 5 Days Ago
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
Huss, Thanks. More fact checking required. Cal

Huss,

Thanks. More fact checking required.

Cal
Forum: Leica SL 5 Days Ago
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
Bill, Thanks for the fact. Interesting to see...

Bill,

Thanks for the fact.

Interesting to see how far this L-mount collaboration is going. The Panasonic is also weather proofed. It has the advantage of a tilt screen.

Interesting how in one...
Forum: Leica SL 5 Days Ago
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
S, Fact check: S1R price at B&H is $3697.99; SL2...

S,

Fact check: S1R price at B&H is $3697.99; SL2 price at B&H $5995.00.

Price difference is $2297.01, not $3K.

Perhaps don't discount the Leica M-mount adapter, but still under $3K price...
Forum: Leica SL 5 Days Ago
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
S, The DP review was on an advanced prototype...

S,

The DP review was on an advanced prototype SL2. I suspect that what was reported was a bug. Full disclosure...

I agree that the SL2 is the better platform if the intended use is M-glass, and...
Forum: Leica SL 6 Days Ago
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
Michael, The APO Crons are not inexpensive,...

Michael,

The APO Crons are not inexpensive, although the APO 50 Cron-L is less expensive than the APO 50 Cron-M.

I do know that the "L" mount has less design restrictions, and Leica is not shy...
Forum: Leica SL 6 Days Ago
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
HW, Pretty well documented how M-mount wides...

HW,

Pretty well documented how M-mount wides respond say in a Sony A7 unless modified. This was always a big advantage for a SL.

If you don't use M-mount wides the premium makes it cost...
Forum: Leica SL 6 Days Ago
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
HW, The micro lenses are optimized for M-glass....

HW,

The micro lenses are optimized for M-glass. With other brands if you use M-glass performance will be especially compromised when using wides.

My SL is also great with M-glass wides.

For me a...
Forum: Leica SL 6 Days Ago
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
Raid, I can't answer that question for...

Raid,

I can't answer that question for you.

This I know: The rear screen is about a quarter inch bigger and is of much higher resolution; while the M10 and SL has a Maestro II processor the SL2 has...
Forum: Leica SL 6 Days Ago
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
Michael, Thanks for the link. Below is a 20...

Michael,

Thanks for the link.

Below is a 20 minute video link that was tagged onto yours that goes through the features.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMvMqGCHUSM

Cal
Forum: Leica SL 6 Days Ago
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
Robert, Thanks for the pricing. Cheap for a...

Robert,

Thanks for the pricing. Cheap for a Leica. Not interested in the other cameras because I'm a SL owner and have the 35 APO Cron and 50 Lux which are wonderful lenses.

I think the SL2 will...
Forum: Leica SL 6 Days Ago
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
Bob, Seems like the long wait was worth it. I...

Bob,

Seems like the long wait was worth it. I still love my SL, but the SL2 advanced things. Not a small increment.

What is not to love with an APO wide.

Cal
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 6 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 576
Posted By Calzone
I used a waxed "China Marker" from a hobby store...

I used a waxed "China Marker" from a hobby store to blacked out the engraved Leica on my SL. Cost was under $3.00 and is fully reversible. Alcohol preps are enough for removal.

On my M6 I used a red...
Forum: Leica SL 6 Days Ago
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
WOW. The pixel shift ability allows for a...

WOW. The pixel shift ability allows for a simulated 187 MP file when using a tripod shot. Landscape shooters will be all over this. A crazy amount of detail.

The Maestro processor looks to be mucho...
Forum: Leica SL 6 Days Ago
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
SL2 officially announced. Only $6k. 47 MP, IBIS,...

SL2 officially announced. Only $6k.

47 MP, IBIS, 4 GB buffer. The Maestro III processor looks to be speedy.

Cal
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 2,100
Posted By Calzone
Raid, Sometimes it matters more the size of the...

Raid,

Sometimes it matters more the size of the pixel rather than how many.

I can see landscape guys who print mucho big liking the added MP.

I like the Q2 for the weatherproofing, and the SL2 for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,119
Views: 392,694
Posted By Calzone
Dan, I have a 400 foot roll of 5222 that I'll be...

Dan,

I have a 400 foot roll of 5222 that I'll be loading up soon. My friend Phil got me the "Student Discount."

Seems between 5222 and Rollie 400S I'll be bulk shooting a lot very soon.

Cal
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 114
Views: 4,188
Posted By Calzone
Willie, I am very fearful of the data mining...

Willie,

I am very fearful of the data mining that goes on. After the credit crisis somehow I was profiled and mistaken as a very elite and wealthy guy just because I bought some expensive luxury...
Forum: Leica SL 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
Raid, How true. Cal

Raid,

How true.

Cal
Forum: Leica SL 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
Latest Leica Rumor is that the release of the...

Latest Leica Rumor is that the release of the mucho long awaited SL2 will be November 6th.

Previously the date for the official announcement was end of September.

Cal
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 114
Views: 4,188
Posted By Calzone
Godfrey, Well said. As long as film is around...

Godfrey,

Well said. As long as film is around even old film M's will be around, and even new film M's.

Perhaps not the most popular, but like Huss says "iconic" and somewhat of a cult camera.

Cal
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 114
Views: 4,188
Posted By Calzone
Michael, In my case I ended up doing lots of...

Michael,

In my case I ended up doing lots of fashion photography for my gal's blog over the past 5 years.

At first I used my M-Monochrom starting out because it was the only digital I owned. Funny...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 114
Views: 4,188
Posted By Calzone
Allen, Well said. Leica rangefinders surely...

Allen,

Well said.

Leica rangefinders surely have a cult following.

The M monochrom is a very primitive, basic and simple camera, and that is its charm, warts and all.

I think many here don't see...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 114
Views: 4,188
Posted By Calzone
Klaus, The Compendium I would say is now a...

Klaus,

The Compendium I would say is now a limited and rare book. I believe only 1500 were printed in the first edition; 1200 in the second edition; and only 800 in the third edition.

The third...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 114
Views: 4,188
Posted By Calzone
Godfrey, I'm a bad cell phone photographer...

Godfrey,

I'm a bad cell phone photographer according to my gal. LOL. Perhaps the worse.

So far I have kept Digital-digital, and Analog-analog. I keep them as separate mediums.

For analog film I...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 114
Views: 4,188
Posted By Calzone
David, My gal returned to me a Leica CL...

David,

My gal returned to me a Leica CL (digital) with an AF 23 Cron because as you say a cell phone does what she requires, and know that she is a big time blogger.

Cal
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 114
Views: 4,188
Posted By Calzone
James, That attack/rape was not so long ago, but...

James,

That attack/rape was not so long ago, but also know that mucho crime in Hell Gate goes unreported.

In fact you reminded me that there is some NYPD Community Affairs meeting coming up a week...
Forum: Leica SL 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 536
Posted By Calzone
Raid, I use a Novaflex F-mount to M-mount and...

Raid,

I use a Novaflex F-mount to M-mount and stack it on top of the Leica M-mount to T-mount adapter.

Somehow this allows me to use the F1.2 Noctilux profile with my Noct-Nikkor. If the adapter...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 114
Views: 4,188
Posted By Calzone
Hell Gate is an interesting neighborhood. Lots of...

Hell Gate is an interesting neighborhood. Lots of poverty. 25% of the population lives in public housing. 25% of the housing stock that is above store fronts is also vacant. 50% of the population...
Forum: Leica SL 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 536
Posted By Calzone
Raid, The Leica lens adapters are not...

Raid,

The Leica lens adapters are not inexpensive. If lens profiles are important to you you have to use the Leica adapters.

Know that Leica for a while held a promotion that included a "free"...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 114
Views: 4,188
Posted By Calzone
A, For a big headache reed his "Leica...

A,

For a big headache reed his "Leica Compendium."

This is very big and thick book of all his reviews. The book is kinda collectible and was printed in limited editions. There last printing was the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 114
Views: 4,188
Posted By Calzone
A, OCD. A common characteristic of...

A,

OCD. A common characteristic of photographers.

Know that I have a boring day job and pretty much I use RFF to pass the time. LOL.

I'm the same as Puttz, but different. LOL.

You should stop at...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 114
Views: 4,188
Posted By Calzone
K, Zip code 10029 is also known as Hell Gate...

K,

Zip code 10029 is also known as Hell Gate where I live. Basically the worse neighborhood in Madhattan. East 100th Street where Bruce Davidson recorded the extreme poverty of 1969 is a block away...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 114
Views: 4,188
Posted By Calzone
James, Kinda funny. I would say that I respect...

James,

Kinda funny. I would say that I respect Putts for his advanced technical background that he applies to evaluating lenses.

Today Leica is developing some remarkablely perfect lenses that are...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,018
Posted By Calzone
BTW my turnaround time was only 12 weeks because...

BTW my turnaround time was only 12 weeks because I used a waiting list so I could continue using my camera. Leica sent me an e-mail and a prepaid shipping label.

Cal
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 114
Views: 4,188
Posted By Calzone
Call me a drama and smut queen, but Leica still...

Call me a drama and smut queen, but Leica still does crazy very well.

About 7 years ago the rumor popped up that they were going to build a M with a monochrome sensor. One poster here on RFF said it...
Forum: Leica SL 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 536
Posted By Calzone
Raid, I'll give you the good, the bad, and the...

Raid,

I'll give you the good, the bad, and the ugly.

The good: weather sealed; battery capacity is good for not needing a spare; easy to dumb down the camera, disable features, make custom menues...
Forum: RFF News 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 3,682
Posted By Calzone
James, Recently I used the plastic card with the...

James,

Recently I used the plastic card with the "magic numbers" to purchase an APO 35 Cron-L that cost $4595.00 (free shipping). The 25% tariff, if the November 1st rumor is true, means $1148.75...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,018
Posted By Calzone
James, I remember this test, but it failed to...

James,

I remember this test, but it failed to indicate I had a problem. I discovered that I likely had a trace of corrosion by looking at prints.

I used a 27 inch EIZO to view my results of the...
Forum: Leica SL 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
Raid, My SL is almost 5 years old, and it is...

Raid,

My SL is almost 5 years old, and it is still a great camera for me. When I can the SL2 will be purchased, but the original SL will be kept also.

There is a lot of versatility with mirrorless,...
Forum: Leica SL 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
New Leica Rumors suggest IBIS. Suggested price...

New Leica Rumors suggest IBIS.

Suggested price 5,990 EURO (includes VAT).

Same sensor as the "Q" (47MP).

Magnesium body for lighter weight is welcomed.

What is the price in U.S. Dollars?
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,018
Posted By Calzone
James, Interesting. My main lens is a 28 Cron...

James,

Interesting.

My main lens is a 28 Cron version 1 for about 85% of my images shot with the MM, most stopped down to F5.6.

Still the corrosion was very sporatic. On some shots, not in others,...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,018
Posted By Calzone
James, You are correct. I only discovered it...

James,

You are correct. I only discovered it when I printed. Funny thing is that only on some images and not others, but always the same location.

I had the sensor replaced. I got on a list and was...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,068
Posted By Calzone
Rob, Perhaps like Plus-X. To me the grain kinda...

Rob,

Perhaps like Plus-X. To me the grain kinda reminds me of old thick emulsion inbeteewn Tri-X and Plus-X.

Grain visibility depends on print size. Bigger prints resemble more Tri-X, and smaller...
Forum: RFF News 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 3,682
Posted By Calzone
I was wondering when the European Trade War would...

I was wondering when the European Trade War would kick in.

I just a few weeks ago I bought an APO 35 Cron-L. A 25% tarriff would add about $1150.00 to the price.

With this possibility of a huge...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 2,506
Posted By Calzone
KoFe, Perhaps I can frame things a bit...

KoFe,

Perhaps I can frame things a bit differently, because I tend to shoot with two cameras when I can.

I like one camera to be rigged with a 28mm or 35mm; a second camera with a 50.

Just know...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,068
Posted By Calzone
Dan, I think in your post you mention how your...

Dan,

I think in your post you mention how your CCD sensor resembles film in its rendering. I would agree with that.

I mention how shooting my color camera how different it is to my Monochrom. In my...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,068
Posted By Calzone
If Leica didn't create the M- Monochrom I likely...

If Leica didn't create the M- Monochrom I likely would still be a film only die hard. My Monochrom is seven years old, had its sensor replaced and was overhauled for free, and I still own it. Warts...
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 849
Posted By Calzone
M, I just want you to have a safe trip. Seems...

M,

I just want you to have a safe trip. Seems like a shooter's paradise.

Take note how rugged the country is. Kinda like B.C.

Cal
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 4,981
Posted By Calzone
To be like James Bond it takes more than a...

To be like James Bond it takes more than a watch.

I took a course on Men's Tailoring at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology). The professor and I admire Paul Smith, and he asked me to wear one of...
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 849
Posted By Calzone
Please be careful. My friend's wife, a Latina...

Please be careful. My friend's wife, a Latina from another Latin country, was physically hurt when she was thrown to the ground by one thug while another snatched her bag.

This happened in Buenes...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 2,363
Posted By Calzone
Diafine seems to work very well with some films....

Diafine seems to work very well with some films. I think it does well with Tri-X and Acros. Not the best for other films.

I use stainless steel reels and aggitate once every minute, two slow...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 4,981
Posted By Calzone
There is a saying, "You know you are a redneck...

There is a saying, "You know you are a redneck when half the cars you own are not running." LOL. At one time I owned 4 cars and I happened to live in the "Idle Hour" section of Oakdale which was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 4,981
Posted By Calzone
In 2003 I bought my Rolex Submariner No-Date. The...

In 2003 I bought my Rolex Submariner No-Date. The AOL Time Warner skyscrapper had just opened and they had a Tourneou right near the entrance.

When I walked in a young salesman asked me if I needed...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 912
Views: 75,044
Posted By Calzone
Dan, Surely makes it easy to load both cassettes...

Dan,

Surely makes it easy to load both cassettes and reels.

I still own the Linhof version.

EZ-PZ.

BTW many thanks for the film and Nikkor reel.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,458
Posted By Calzone
Better to keep than have remorse. Just be...

Better to keep than have remorse. Just be thoughtful and think of the good, the bad, and the ugly about each camera.

In my case I have three collections I maintain: film small format; medium format;...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By Calzone
FPJ, Thanks for the link. Cal

FPJ,

Thanks for the link.

Cal
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By Calzone
So far zero, but your thread is of great interest...

So far zero, but your thread is of great interest to me as I plan to have an online presence in the future.

My gal began about 5 years ago with a fashion blog with Squarespace. Currently she is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,541
Posted By Calzone
I'm not there yet, but I'm hedged with mucho...

I'm not there yet, but I'm hedged with mucho Leica digital, small format film, and medium format film cameras. It took a while to assemble this herd, but one day I figure will be the cull down. A lot...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 335
Posted By Calzone
Charles, Powdered developers unopened have an...

Charles,

Powdered developers unopened have an indefinite shelf life.

Cal
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-24-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,427
Posted By Calzone
Klaus, The original 18 MP Monochron is a very...

Klaus,

The original 18 MP Monochron is a very capable camera in the right hands for sure. I believe that it will be somewhat of a cult camera one day. For one I think it has a unique rendering due...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-24-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,427
Posted By Calzone
Corran, This is a good experiment/learning...

Corran,

This is a good experiment/learning tool.

Thanks for the post.

Cal
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-23-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,427
Posted By Calzone
Willie, That was my thinking. I'm now more...

Willie,

That was my thinking. I'm now more confused then ever.

Cal
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-23-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,427
Posted By Calzone
Klaus, I see your point, but then again if you...

Klaus,

I see your point, but then again if you admire large format prints that are done well, one does nose up to look at the amazing resolution and fine detail. Already I would argue that the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-20-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,427
Posted By Calzone
Huss, What I glean is the vision to future-proof...

Huss,

What I glean is the vision to future-proof if one decides to go that way. My thinking is the current SL APO glass (Crons) might be future-proofed 4-5 generations.

Presently on my SL (24MP) I...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-19-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,427
Posted By Calzone
Corran, Looks the same perspective to me. Pretty...

Corran,

Looks the same perspective to me. Pretty dramatic.

Thanks for posting this example.

You should know that I rarely crop in post, and when I do it is never to the extent where it approaches...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-19-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,427
Posted By Calzone
Corran, So you don't think say a 105/2.5 Nikon...

Corran,

So you don't think say a 105/2.5 Nikon lens does not flatten (compress) a models features to flatter them, and that by cropping a 50 and using magnification the same compression can be...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-19-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,427
Posted By Calzone
D, I love large format, but I try to emulate it...

D,

I love large format, but I try to emulate it using small format digital.

In large format, shadow detail, and the midrange are most important, especially in larger prints.

In small prints not...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-19-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,427
Posted By Calzone
Corran, I own a Rollie Whiteface 3.5F with an...

Corran,

I own a Rollie Whiteface 3.5F with an 80mm lens.

At one time I also owned a TeleRolliflex with a 135mm lens.

But look at the excerp that I quoted.

The FOV is rendered by the same lens...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-19-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,427
Posted By Calzone
Nick, I own a SL. Take note that all the native...

Nick,

I own a SL. Take note that all the native primes are all APO (all Crons) except my 50 Lux.

At Photoville I was able to borrow the APO 35 Cron from John Kreider the Leica Technical Specialist...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-19-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,427
Posted By Calzone
You forgot DOF, OOF and compression of space. Of...

You forgot DOF, OOF and compression of space. Of course these relate to focal length.

While what you might "see" is the same the rendering will be very different.

Obviously the lens sees things...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-19-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,165
Posted By Calzone
Just go across 14th Street and up the esculator...

Just go across 14th Street and up the esculator to the third floor of DSW. There are some great panoramic arial shots of the Union Square Holiday Market to be had with a wide.

Cal
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-18-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,165
Posted By Calzone
Mike, NYC is a shooter's paradise. Buy lots of...

Mike,

NYC is a shooter's paradise. Buy lots of film. Also don't be shy. Cameras and photographers are everywhere.

Cal
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-18-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,165
Posted By Calzone
P, I have bad boundries and I tend to shoot...

P,

I have bad boundries and I tend to shoot kinda close. A guy who I met at B&H mentioned that I reminded him of Joel Meyerwitz, who was one of his friends. What does that mean?

Anyways I joke...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-17-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,165
Posted By Calzone
Mike, 400 ISO is fine. If I were you though I'd...

Mike,

400 ISO is fine. If I were you though I'd bring some Tri-X to shoot at night (800 ISO) with a fast lens, develope in Diafine. In urban areas there is mucho light at night to test your hand...
Forum: Leica SL 09-16-2019
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
At Photoville Sunday I went to the Leica booth...

At Photoville Sunday I went to the Leica booth and borrowed an APO 35 Cron-L from my friend John Kreider the Leica Technical Specialist for the Leica "S" and SL.

The Jono Slack review of how APO...
Forum: Leica SL 09-16-2019
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
Raid, I own the Leica M-L and Leica R-M...

Raid,

I own the Leica M-L and Leica R-M adapters. For me stacking adapters allows the most flexibility.

I also own a Novaflex Nikon F-mount to "M" adapter that I use with my Noct-Nikkor where I'm...
Forum: Leica SL 09-13-2019
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
OTL, Also realize that a while back Leica was...

OTL,

Also realize that a while back Leica was offering "free" M-adapters with the purchase of a CL.

Used M-adapters to L-mount should be plentiful.

Cal
Forum: Leica SL 09-13-2019
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
Raid, I'm pretty sure if you stopped by a Leica...

Raid,

I'm pretty sure if you stopped by a Leica Store you could borrow a SL for a few hours for free. Leica does this at Photoville where basically someone can try a M10 for two or so hours leaving...
Forum: Leica SL 09-13-2019
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
+1 It looks good and, as a guess, it will feel...

+1
It looks good and, as a guess, it will feel good in the hands, too, a sometimes undervalued consideration.[/QUOTE]

My SL is slightly bigger than a M, but the glass is both big and heavy. The...
Forum: Leica SL 09-13-2019
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
Photoville is this weekend. Leica forgoes...

Photoville is this weekend. Leica forgoes participating in PhotoPlusExpo, but there is an opportunity to borrow and test Leica gear at Photoville with a photo ID and Credit Card as collateral at the...
Forum: Leica SL 09-13-2019
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
OTL, An Imacon is another expensive scanning...

OTL,

An Imacon is another expensive scanning solution. Not inexpensive either. In fact even more expensive.

Cal
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-12-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,086
Posted By Calzone
Glenn, My labs are more nuclear and hospital...

Glenn,

My labs are more nuclear and hospital related. We basically make nuclides using a cyclotron to then create nuclear pharmaceticals for PET Camera imaging.

Bombarding materials to transmutate...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-12-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,086
Posted By Calzone
Marcelo, I'm finding FP4 to be more like 100...

Marcelo,

I'm finding FP4 to be more like 100 ISO.

HP5 likes more exposure too, like say 320. With Tri-X I get an honest 400.

Cal
Forum: Leica SL 09-12-2019
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
Huss, A very good point. I overlooked...

Huss,

A very good point. I overlooked this.

Hmmm...

I have the Leica copy stand already, the Elpro for a 100/2.8 Macro, and the adapter for Nikon F-mount to use my Nikon 55/2.8 Macro AIS.

Cal
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-12-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,086
Posted By Calzone
Randy, Thanks for the reply. Of course there...

Randy,

Thanks for the reply.

Of course there are safety concerns. Since I already own much of the hardware it seems to be the way to go.

Currently I concentrate on only using different two...
Forum: Leica SL 09-12-2019
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
OTL, Even maximizing my MM which is only 18 MP...

OTL,

Even maximizing my MM which is only 18 MP without a Bayer filter array I can print big (20x30 on 24x36 sheet). With some files I wish I had a 44 inch printer.

A friend of mine shoots a...
Forum: Leica SL 09-12-2019
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
While the SL works great with both M and R manual...

While the SL works great with both M and R manual focus lenses, as well as my Noct-Nikkor, the pain is waiting for the native L-mount lenses.

The 50 Cron-L APO has just been released. Read Jon...
Forum: Leica SL 09-12-2019
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
Analog, I agree. I loved my Hunchback of Solms...

Analog,

I agree. I loved my Hunchback of Solms (R8).

Also people disregard how the advances have been passed down from the Leica "S" to the SL, and lastly to the M10. For example the Maestro...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-12-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,086
Posted By Calzone
Don, When they decommisioned some labs at work,...

Don,

When they decommisioned some labs at work, I secured a triple beam scale and a set of brass calibrated weights. I have an ultrasonic tank to aid in making solutions as well as a chemistry...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-12-2019
Replies: 219
Views: 12,006
Posted By Calzone
Helen, Life, death, rebirth... This is what...

Helen,

Life, death, rebirth...

This is what Eric believed in, yet our hearts are broken.

Much love.

Cal
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-11-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,086
Posted By Calzone
Larry, My dad was a poor, illiterate, illegal...

Larry,

My dad was a poor, illiterate, illegal immigrant who had a brutal life. He lived to 94.

I have pretty good odds of living past 100 with all my education. At 61 3/4 I'm only 153 pounds at...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-11-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,086
Posted By Calzone
Larry, Consider that powdered developers have an...

Larry,

Consider that powdered developers have an indefinite shelf life. Might be a good time to stockpile.

Cal
Forum: Leica SL 09-09-2019
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
No doubt the CL is a great camera. I'm lucky...

No doubt the CL is a great camera. I'm lucky because I own both a SL and CL. Call me spoiled.

The CL was a lot cheaper than buying short tele's for my SL. The CL takes great glass and exploits the...
Forum: Leica SL 09-09-2019
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
New from "Leica Rumors:" 47 MP and some leaked...

New from "Leica Rumors:" 47 MP and some leaked photo's. One less button on the back (only three instead of four) so the SL2 resembles the CL (a good thing). The grip is smaller and the rubberized...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-05-2019
Replies: 219
Views: 12,006
Posted By Calzone
Helen, Yesterday, Wednesday, I went to the MET...

Helen,

Yesterday, Wednesday, I went to the MET to see the "Play It Loud" exhibition for the second time with my friend Dave. Earlier I had gone with Mike senior, and I was also suppose to go with...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-02-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,402
Posted By Calzone
Emile, That's a nice P1800. Although only a...

Emile,

That's a nice P1800. Although only a sedate 100 horsepower I enjoyed the balanced handling and the oversteer.

My Volvo 122S was very predictable as far as the handling went. Basically I...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 08-30-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,004
Posted By Calzone
Godfrey, Our friend John calls the CL "a digital...

Godfrey,

Our friend John calls the CL "a digital Barnack."

I think this term accurately fits.

Cal
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-30-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,402
Posted By Calzone
Alan, The original MM makes great files in the...

Alan,

The original MM makes great files in the right hands. With some exceptional files I wish I had a 44 inch printer.

My friend Klaus and I say, "Big prints don't lie!" LOL.

Cal
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-30-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,402
Posted By Calzone
Ko.Fe, For me MF IQ to some extent is related to...

Ko.Fe,

For me MF IQ to some extent is related to print size.

Printing big expands the tonal range, and this is where files from small format cameras look and resemble medium format. The tonality...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 08-30-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,004
Posted By Calzone
Godfrey, Usually I'm the guilty party creating...

Godfrey,

Usually I'm the guilty party creating confusion. LOL.

Cal
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-30-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 2,014
Posted By Calzone
Jim, I'm with Godfrey in that the CL is Barnack...

Jim,

I'm with Godfrey in that the CL is Barnack sized and works well with M and R lenses.

My 50 Lux-R "E60" becomes a 75/1.4 that renders wonderfully. I even use mt Noct-Nikkor 58/1.2 stacking a...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-30-2019
Replies: 219
Views: 12,006
Posted By Calzone
Helen, Much love to you and Eric. You know you...

Helen,

Much love to you and Eric. You know you and Eric have my full support. Next Thursday I get paid. Let me know if I can help in any other way.

Cal
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 08-30-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 6,013
Posted By Calzone
Time to pull out the plastic card with the "magic...

Time to pull out the plastic card with the "magic numbers" and load up the truck.

I received an E-mail blast that Piezography is having their Labor Day Sale.

"Load up," I say and think of all the...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-30-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,402
Posted By Calzone
FT, I understand. I live in a 650 square foot...

FT,

I understand. I live in a 650 square foot apartment with a celeb fashion blogger. The place is booby trapped with woman's clothes, shoes and handbags.

For me I have all these images of NYC that...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 08-30-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,004
Posted By Calzone
FS, I don't think the film CL/CLE use firmware....

FS,

I don't think the film CL/CLE use firmware. LOL.

Only one CL that I know uses firmware and it is a digital camera.

Cal
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-30-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 2,014
Posted By Calzone
Mark, Be aware that at one time Leica offered a...

Mark,

Be aware that at one time Leica offered a "free" M-L adapter with a CL purchase.

Cal
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,402
Posted By Calzone
Raid, I'm taking very good care of myself now. I...

Raid,

I'm taking very good care of myself now. I quit smoking decades ago, and I still look young. Today I'm 153 pounds and that is within 2 pounds of the median BMI for my height. I remain...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,402
Posted By Calzone
FT, I wonder since your interest is in making...

FT,

I wonder since your interest is in making digital negatives is the added resolution overkill in your case?

I also wonder is how big is big and how to define it. For me I like nosing into a...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,402
Posted By Calzone
Emile, My Volvo 122S had the same B18D engine as...

Emile,

My Volvo 122S had the same B18D engine as your P1800 that was featured in the series "The Saint."

Cal
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,402
Posted By Calzone
John, The only one talking about a SLM or SL2-M...

John,

The only one talking about a SLM or SL2-M is me. I'm not sure it is in Leica's planning, but if they made one it would be great for me. Anyways it would be a very serious camera. Not for...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,402
Posted By Calzone
Raid, I still have that 70"s attitude. Back then...

Raid,

I still have that 70"s attitude. Back then we lived like there was no tomorrow. We did a lot of dumb things. Somehow I became old...

I have had an exciting life. My only two regrets: not...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,402
Posted By Calzone
Raid, Pretty much I'm "Maggie's" entourage, and...

Raid,

Pretty much I'm "Maggie's" entourage, and surely I'll be carrying her luggage.

Cal
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,402
Posted By Calzone
Raid, When I was a new driver my first car was a...

Raid,

When I was a new driver my first car was a Volvo 122S. Its top speed was 100 mph. I know this for a fact since I wanted to know.

Also I had a 1984 Jeep Scrambler that had a speedometer that...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,402
Posted By Calzone
Robert, I can see using the 23 Cron L-mount to...

Robert,

I can see using the 23 Cron L-mount to have a very capable street shooter that is made for a cropped sensor. Although not 41-42 MP as rummored I would still exceed 24 MP, have 35 mm FOV, and...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,402
Posted By Calzone
Peter, That was our friend Klaus who mentioned...

Peter,

That was our friend Klaus who mentioned the crazy file sizes and resolution on above.

Cal
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,402
Posted By Calzone
John, Maybe... But for me it would be better to...

John,

Maybe...

But for me it would be better to have a SL2-M. I have all this legacy SLR glass that works great on digital like the Noct-Nikkor and the 50 Lux-R "E60." Unlike other glass these...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-28-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,402
Posted By Calzone
Klaus, Crazy is good. Where are the haters?...

Klaus,

Crazy is good.

Where are the haters? LOL.

BTW I'm going on some luxury cruise in early December as a "Plus-One" (meaning guest) for a "Maggie" gig. Eight days that is a river cruise that...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-28-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,402
Posted By Calzone
M10M 41-42 MP sensor rumor

Leica Rumors spammed me with an updated rumor M10M will have a 41-42 MP sensor.

How crazy is that. No Bayer filter array and mucho pixels. Another step towards medium format IQ.

How big do you want...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 08-26-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 6,013
Posted By Calzone
FT, These printers are like pre-1972 cars...

FT,

These printers are like pre-1972 cars without pollution/emission controls. Also built like pick-up trucks.

My 14 year old printer is basically still has plenty of service life left in it....
Forum: Leica SL 08-23-2019
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
Raid, I'm interested in eventually getting a...

Raid,

I'm interested in eventually getting a SL2, but not as an upgrade because I intend to keep my SL. It remains a very capable camera.

The rumors are that Leica will be coming out with an APO 50...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-23-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By Calzone
Thanks for this post. This confirms what a friend...

Thanks for this post. This confirms what a friend recomends.

Cal
Forum: Leica SL 08-23-2019
Replies: 141
Views: 5,152
Posted By Calzone
Raid, Leica Rumors says expected release is in...

Raid,

Leica Rumors says expected release is in September. This goes along with fall 2019 that I have heard.

In doing more research it seems many landscape photographers await the SL2 for the more...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 08-22-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 6,013
Posted By Calzone
FT, Turn on the printer and depress the "Menu"...

FT,

Turn on the printer and depress the "Menu" button. Press the "Down" arrow until "Printer Status" is highlighted. Repeatedly press the "Down" button to scroll to "Total Prints," then press...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 08-21-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 6,013
Posted By Calzone
FT, I'll have to look this up tonight in the...

FT,

I'll have to look this up tonight in the operating manual.

Basically turn on the printer, no computer hookup is needed, and you scrool through the menu. One setting will give/provide all the...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 08-21-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 6,013
Posted By Calzone
FT, The Jon Cone carts hold 350ml. I suggest...

FT,

The Jon Cone carts hold 350ml. I suggest buying 700ml bottles (largest). The 7800 is a thirsty printer... Also buy two 700 ml bottles of Gloss Overcoat because you will have to refill this about...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 08-15-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,235
Posted By Calzone
S-A, W. Eugene Smith was a great printer as well...

S-A,

W. Eugene Smith was a great printer as well as a great photographer.

Cal
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-15-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By Calzone
They are now the Factory Repair Center for...

They are now the Factory Repair Center for Linhof. I had a Baby Tech IV overhauled by them. Not inexpensive. Very pleased with the results.

Cal
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 08-14-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 6,013
Posted By Calzone
FT, Congrates on securing a working 7800. Way...

FT,

Congrates on securing a working 7800. Way back when I paid $100.00 for mine because the owner was moving back to Japan and wasn't going to ship the printer.

It was a 10 year old printer that...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-13-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 1,630
Posted By Calzone
Raid, I agree with Joe, and I own a SL. Cal

Raid,

I agree with Joe, and I own a SL.

Cal
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-13-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 1,630
Posted By Calzone
Emile, The weather sealing is a big thing,...

Emile,

The weather sealing is a big thing, especially with a native AF SL lens because the lens is also weathersealed and has internal focus.

Cal
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-12-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 1,630
Posted By Calzone
Raid, Forward thinking I understand. I have a...

Raid,

Forward thinking I understand.

I have a MM that I bought new and had Leica replace the sensor and at that time it got overhauled. Pretty much otherwise no problems. My hope is this camera...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-12-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 1,630
Posted By Calzone
Raid, I'm like you: a guy with a day-job. We...

Raid,

I'm like you: a guy with a day-job.

We are serious photographers.

BTW those are cool long lenses.

For small lenses stick with the rangefinder. I am fond of my SL because I still love SLR's...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-12-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 1,630
Posted By Calzone
Raid, "R" glass on an SL is great. Nikon...

Raid,

"R" glass on an SL is great.

Nikon Noct-Nikkor is also great.

The SL supports a more SLR like experience for me.

Although bulky lenses and heavy autofocus may or may not be in your shooting.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-12-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 1,630
Posted By Calzone
Robert, Since I own a SL I already own mucho...

Robert,

Since I own a SL I already own mucho adapters: M-L, L-M, Nikon F-mount to M.

I bought a CL to convert my full frame normal lenses into short telephotos.

50 Lux-R "E60" on the CL is...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-12-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 1,630
Posted By Calzone
OTL, First came the Leica "S," then came the SL,...

OTL,

First came the Leica "S," then came the SL, then came the M10.

Pretty much the same camera, but packaged differently.

The "S" and SL share the same Leica menu layouts. The M10 is basically...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-06-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,088
Posted By Calzone
D, I wanted Sherry to mod my SL2-MOT to have the...

D,

I wanted Sherry to mod my SL2-MOT to have the switch installed (film advance lever), but she said there was not enough space.

She instructed me to use a lens cap to turn off the meter. Pretty...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-05-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,088
Posted By Calzone
Charles, I think it would of been cool to just...

Charles,

I think it would of been cool to just replace the lens mount and have a really beat up SL2 that remained a working camera. My SL2-MOT dates back to 1975.

I use to be a big fan of the F2....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-05-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,088
Posted By Calzone
Charles, Sherry's favorite R is the SL. When I...

Charles,

Sherry's favorite R is the SL. When I had her build my SL2-MOT from two parts cameras she mentioned that with the SL2 they went crazy with the overbuild.

One camera, the SL2-MOT was a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-05-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,088
Posted By Calzone
An interesting lens is the 65/3.5 Elmar made for...

An interesting lens is the 65/3.5 Elmar made for the Visoflex that can be adapted to a SL2 via a Leica 14167.

This lens with adapter allows full metering, although the aperture readout does not...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-02-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,088
Posted By Calzone
I had heard that the 80 Lux was Mandler's...

I had heard that the 80 Lux was Mandler's favorite lens.

Cal
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-02-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,088
Posted By Calzone
Charles, The gasket is not really...

Charles,

The gasket is not really needed.

Pretty much optional.

Good to know that you don't have sausage fingers. LOL.

Cal
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,088
Posted By Calzone
A, As I remember I kept my ROM flange intact,...

A,

As I remember I kept my ROM flange intact, and also used the lens mount from the Macro Adapter since it was a spare.

Converting from 3-cam back to ROM was thus more modular.

Cal
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,088
Posted By Calzone
A, It is my understanding in my case with ROM...

A,

It is my understanding in my case with ROM contacts that mounting the lens on my SL2-MOT would result in damage.

As I remember I use the same lens flange which is identical to the lens flange on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,088
Posted By Calzone
You are a lucky dog. What a great lens. Cal

You are a lucky dog. What a great lens.

Cal
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,088
Posted By Calzone
Charles, E-Z: P-Z. All that is required is care...

Charles,

E-Z: P-Z.

All that is required is care in dialing in the aperture ramp. Not really a cam. Four screws. If I remember correctly there is a cutout in the base of one cam so in a way it is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,088
Posted By Calzone
Charles, The only things you need from the Macro...

Charles,

The only things you need from the Macro adapter are the two cams and the screws. These screws are tiny so you have to buy some jewler's screw drivers.

In my case I had to remove the ROM...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,088
Posted By Calzone
Charles, I bought my Macro Adapter from B&H for...

Charles,

I bought my Macro Adapter from B&H for about $40.00.

The amount of material removed was very little. Pretty much the cam is a wedge of chromed brass and all is required was a smooth file....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,088
Posted By Calzone
Charles, The metering on the SL2 is a tight spot...

Charles,

The metering on the SL2 is a tight spot meter. Just be aware that it is more sensitive than other meters.

I own a SL2-MOT.

I bought a R macro adapter to secure the ramps required to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-24-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,116
Posted By Calzone
John, I understand. For CF's like us it still is...

John,

I understand. For CF's like us it still is mucho money. Still I'm mucho glad for the "sale" price.

Your context that no matter what, even in a fire sale, that Leica still is a luxury...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-24-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,116
Posted By Calzone
John, I was flush with cash in 2007 during the...

John,

I was flush with cash in 2007 during the credit crisis, and I found that people were selling their treasures. Of course I'm talking specifically of prices of used gear.

Not that Adorama sells...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-24-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,116
Posted By Calzone
John, I was flush with cash in 2007 during the...

John,

I was flush with cash in 2007 during the credit crisis, and I found that people were selling their treasures. Of course I'm talking specifically of prices of used gear.

Not that Adorama sells...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 07-23-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,004
Posted By Calzone
Godfrey, Mucho fun. Crazy small. Cal

Godfrey,

Mucho fun. Crazy small.

Cal
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,116
Posted By Calzone
Dan, Your point is well taken. About half the...

Dan,

Your point is well taken.

About half the population in the U.S. by one report today owns no stock, so for about half the country there is no wealth effect.

While in the top 10% the incomes...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,116
Posted By Calzone
Jeff, I find your observations as telling. It...

Jeff,

I find your observations as telling.

It kind of makes sense because the M6 has a built in meter, is newer, and has less of a "vintage premium."

If your observation is correct, that in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,116
Posted By Calzone
A, Your speculation is very valid I think. Cal

A,

Your speculation is very valid I think.

Cal
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 07-23-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,004
Posted By Calzone
Godfrey, The samples in the thread about Digital...

Godfrey,

The samples in the thread about Digital SWC like cameras are pretty stunning.

I like the expression "Hyperwide." I did try shooting a Leica 18mm and that was mighty crazy.

Cal
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,116
Posted By Calzone
Raid, For some a Leica is a Ferrari or...

Raid,

For some a Leica is a Ferrari or Lamborghini.

Read in John's post "camera necklace."

Also in November is film will be release "Ford Verses Ferrari." About Ford's challenge involving Carrol...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 07-23-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,004
Posted By Calzone
Godfrey, Thanks for your response. I thought you...

Godfrey,

Thanks for your response. I thought you would be an early adopter.

I got back my CL from my gal. She is concentrating on her Iphone. The CL came back with 23 Cron TL.

The CL does very...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,116
Posted By Calzone
Patrick, For me you gave a good example of how a...

Patrick,

For me you gave a good example of how a "hard asset" works as a store of value.

It is said today that the U.S. dollar is overvalued, and some say that the U.S. stock indexes too are...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,116
Posted By Calzone
John, I love this expression you coined....

John,

I love this expression you coined. LOL.

Cal
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 07-23-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,004
Posted By Calzone
New CL firmware 3.1

I got an email blast about some new firmware, a version 3.1 for the CL.

Seems like they more fully intergrated the zoom in and focus peaking for use with manual focus lenses. Also some change with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-23-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,035
Posted By Calzone
Marty, Again this is useful information. I was...

Marty,

Again this is useful information. I was wondering about how good, close and useful my inkjet prints are as soft proofs. Very illuminating. seems like I'm further along than I thought.

Cal
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-23-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,035
Posted By Calzone
Marty, I would agree that there were some prints...

Marty,

I would agree that there were some prints at the Salgado Genesis show that were "over baked."

Also I find very interesting your comment at the end of your post comparing difficulties. This...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-19-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,617
Posted By Calzone
No doubt that film is a great medium loved by...

No doubt that film is a great medium loved by many.

Like I said, if Leica did not come out with a Monochrom I would of remained a film die hard.

As for bulk discounts our friend Phil got me a 400...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-19-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,617
Posted By Calzone
James, At one point I was shooting 150 rolls a...

James,

At one point I was shooting 150 rolls a month (135 and 120) on average. I developed it myself just making negatives to create an archive of a changing NYC. Back then Acros in 120 was just...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-19-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,617
Posted By Calzone
Allen, A Leica Q2 Monochrom with the new high MP...

Allen,

A Leica Q2 Monochrom with the new high MP count sensor would be a step more towards medium format digital IQ.

My guess is that this daydream of a high MP count Monochrom might likely happen...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-19-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,617
Posted By Calzone
Allen, Even better for me a SLM or SL2-M. I...

Allen,

Even better for me a SLM or SL2-M.

I think the MM one day will be a cult camera. The CCD sensor has an interesting rendering.

The M246 is a far more advanced camera with basically better...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-19-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,617
Posted By Calzone
I'm kinda onboard with KoFe here. I paid about...

I'm kinda onboard with KoFe here.

I paid about $8K more than 5 years ago for my MM. I know that this camera has a crappy LCD, a small buffer, not the best High ISO, no video... but for me it is the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,035
Posted By Calzone
About two years ago I saw Salgado's "Genesis" at...

About two years ago I saw Salgado's "Genesis" at ICP, the last show before they closed down the space near Bryant Park.

Salgado started this project shooting 645 film, but because of airport...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,035
Posted By Calzone
Marty, Many thanks for your detailed...

Marty,

Many thanks for your detailed information. You are further along than me.

I will add that in my printing I can print what I can't see on a calibrated 27 EIZO dimmed down to 80 Lux in a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-17-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,750
Posted By Calzone
Consider a Screw mount. I bought one just...

Consider a Screw mount.

I bought one just because its small and I like the old retro single coated glass for film.

Cal
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,035
Posted By Calzone
Limited editions is a good reason to use contact...

Limited editions is a good reason to use contact printing.

Cal
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2019
Replies: 78
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 2,404
Posted By Calzone
I have a MD-2 which is a M4-P without the...

I have a MD-2 which is a M4-P without the rangefinder. I use this for ultrawides with an external VF'er. I also love the driveshaft that allows me to use a TA Rapidwinder.

I inquired with Sherry to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2019
Replies: 78
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 2,404
Posted By Calzone
M4 story: At Adorama I found a clean M4 that...

M4 story: At Adorama I found a clean M4 that needed an "overhaul." The shutter on one second at times got stuck, but never fully jammed.

Upon close inspection it had the original "L" seal on the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2019
Replies: 78
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 2,404
Posted By Calzone
I had my M6 overhauled by Sherry over a decade...

I had my M6 overhauled by Sherry over a decade ago. I had the MP finder upgrade performed and had the 75mm frames stripped out.

Know there is a difference between a CLA and an overhaul, where in an...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-16-2019
Replies: 78
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 2,404
Posted By Calzone
If you understand the rule of thirds just use the...

If you understand the rule of thirds just use the 90mm frames as the center rectangle on a M4 for 28mm.

What makes the M4 my preference is that the M4 has bigger frames than say my M6 or a M4-P....
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 07-16-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 6,013
Posted By Calzone
FT, You are wrong about Piezography Pro not...

FT,

You are wrong about Piezography Pro not being fully developed. That is coming from a user who was invited to be an early adopter, and basically I was a "Beta" tester from the very beginning for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,106
Posted By Calzone
Today's day rate here at RFF seems to be the...

Today's day rate here at RFF seems to be the dollar value of a new 50MP Blad 907X. LOL.

Cal
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,106
Posted By Calzone
Robert, Same here, but even so it is a...

Robert,

Same here, but even so it is a remarkable camera.

Cal
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,106
Posted By Calzone
OW, I'm just guessing. My SL can be used like...

OW,

I'm just guessing.

My SL can be used like an IPAD. These touch screens have really advanced.

I wonder about weatherproofing? Modern AF lenses use internal focus. A touch screen with no knobs,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,106
Posted By Calzone
Touch screen??? Cal

Touch screen???

Cal
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,106
Posted By Calzone
This is like a camera orgasm. Cal

This is like a camera orgasm.

Cal
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,106
Posted By Calzone
Wow Dave, Thanks for posting this. Cal

Wow Dave,

Thanks for posting this.

Cal
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