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Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 2,458
Posted By Rob-F
I'm not so sure this accomplishes anything you...

I'm not so sure this accomplishes anything you couldn't do by shooting without a yellow filter, and then partially desaturating the blue channel in post. The more you desaturate the blue, the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 868
Posted By Rob-F
I have a II of exactly the same description, with...

I have a II of exactly the same description, with nickel Elmar, except it's from 1934, and no CLA. I paid less than $400 for it. I think you can do much better, with a little patience.
Forum: Photography General Interest 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 722
Posted By Rob-F
It would take more than a fall to bring you down,...

It would take more than a fall to bring you down, Helen. Sorry to hear about your mishap. You will bounce back quickly!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By Rob-F
It sounds like the film wasn't on the spool, but...

It sounds like the film wasn't on the spool, but was on the takeup tulip. As I read it, the challenge is to get it to loosen and drop out.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 4 Days Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 733
Posted By Rob-F
You know, I'm starting to get interested in Santa...

You know, I'm starting to get interested in Santa Fe myself. Maybe I need a change from Colorado.
Forum: Photography General Interest 5 Days Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,379
Posted By Rob-F
Mute-on, I'm curious as to what causes ’...

Mute-on, I'm curious as to what causes ’ to be inserted into the text. It seems to happen when you type an apostrophe. Did you realize this is happening?
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 5 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,224
Posted By Rob-F
Another fan of Plus-X here. Smooth and creamy,...

Another fan of Plus-X here. Smooth and creamy, very fine grain, and, in my experience, good shadow detail.
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 5 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 644
Posted By Rob-F
I think I made it about halfway through #3. ...

I think I made it about halfway through #3. Thanks.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 5 Days Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 582
Posted By Rob-F
If the way I've been feeling the last few days...

If the way I've been feeling the last few days holds out, I would go for the M9M. I think its high quality black and white and good high-ISO performance would enhance my photography more so than the...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 5 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,224
Posted By Rob-F
I like how the grain of this rather grainy film...

I like how the grain of this rather grainy film melts away into this image without calling attention to itself.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 5 Days Ago
Replies: 5,415
Views: 819,511
Posted By Rob-F
Some of these shots have such smooth tones, they...

Some of these shots have such smooth tones, they look like they were shot with at least a 4 X 5!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 5 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 576
Posted By Rob-F
I like the looks of my M4-P, just as it is.

I like the looks of my M4-P, just as it is.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 6 Days Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 7,707
Posted By Rob-F
That is either a very curvaceous Leica, or else...

That is either a very curvaceous Leica, or else it was photographed with a fisheye lens!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 6 Days Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 7,707
Posted By Rob-F
I remember that one objection to the button...

I remember that one objection to the button rewind was that during shooting, a finger strays onto the button and accidentally puts the camera into rewind mode.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 2,100
Posted By Rob-F
Just to keep things in balance, I've never had a...

Just to keep things in balance, I've never had a failure with my MP (nor with my M7 or M6).
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 636
Posted By Rob-F
This pretty much has to be the case. The cameras...

This pretty much has to be the case. The cameras that show the same with either voltage, must have internal voltage regulation. Are they more recent than the Leica M5? If so, they probably use...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,407
Posted By Rob-F
Oh, yes, I had not thought about that. Best to...

Oh, yes, I had not thought about that. Best to go with the 1/2 cylinder correction, then.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,407
Posted By Rob-F
I believe this is exactly correct.

I believe this is exactly correct.
Forum: Travel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 118
Views: 3,415
Posted By Rob-F
I don't know when I have ever seen such...

I don't know when I have ever seen such consistently gorgeous work both black and white and color, in one thread! Thanks to all for posting these. These shots make me want to pick up my camera and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,407
Posted By Rob-F
Actually, the best we can do is to have an...

Actually, the best we can do is to have an optician grind a lens specifically to your prescription. One would have to take care to see that it is rotated correctly to the prescribed cylinder axis.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,407
Posted By Rob-F
I would agree that -0.5 cylinder and -1.75...

I would agree that -0.5 cylinder and -1.75 spherical calls for a -2 correction, though I arrived at the number rather differently:

(1/2 x cylinder) + spherical;

(1/2 x -0.5) + (-1.75) = -0.25 +...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,407
Posted By Rob-F
Well, if the -2 is really a -1 piece of glass,...

Well, if the -2 is really a -1 piece of glass, then that, added to the camera's power, would equal minus 2, which agrees with how the lens was marked. Which would indicate that the added correction...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,407
Posted By Rob-F
Well, let's look at the chart Nikon is now...

Well, let's look at the chart Nikon is now providing:

Prescription Nikon Correction Lens
+4 +3
+3 +2
+2 +1
+1 0
0 ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,407
Posted By Rob-F
This is what I have always understood, that Nikon...

This is what I have always understood, that Nikon marks their diopter lenses, not with their actual power, but the resulting power together with the prism. That way, you can just pick the lens with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By Rob-F
I haven't had any trouble with 3M masking tape. ...

I haven't had any trouble with 3M masking tape. Blue for Velvia, tan for black & white.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 2,100
Posted By Rob-F
Tri-X doesn't have nearly the resolution of 41MP;...

Tri-X doesn't have nearly the resolution of 41MP; probably not even of 24MP. My point is that to get the increased resolution of a 41MP camera together with the best lenses, calls for great care and...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 2,100
Posted By Rob-F
Maybe somebody needs a 41MP Leica. But The Leica...

Maybe somebody needs a 41MP Leica. But The Leica M wants to be handheld. I don't think you can get the full sharpness of even a 12MP camera without a tripod, let alone 18, 24, or 41MP.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,224
Posted By Rob-F
I've got a couple of Industars that may qualify...

I've got a couple of Industars that may qualify for world's worst. I'll see if I can post the images from them. Then again, I hesitate to inflict them on you gentlemen. One is a 50/3.5 Elmar copy....
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 2,062
Posted By Rob-F
Taffy, the 28mm lens will give you a 37mm...

Taffy, the 28mm lens will give you a 37mm equivalent. Pretty much the same as a 35mm FOV.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 2,062
Posted By Rob-F
RE the replacement flanges: the last I heard,...

RE the replacement flanges: the last I heard, they were made in China, and I would worry about whether the thickness was exactly right. I tried Chinese LTM to M adapter rings, and they were the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 2,062
Posted By Rob-F
Taffy, the framelines on any rangefinder camera...

Taffy, the framelines on any rangefinder camera are accurate only at some specific distance. The M8.2 framelines are accurate at two meters; and plenty close enough at longer distances. The...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By Rob-F
My preference would be to use whatever hood you...

My preference would be to use whatever hood you may have on hand, such as a 50mm, until the proper one comes along. It will, sooner or later. :)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 2,062
Posted By Rob-F
Every time I feel tempted to pick up another...

Every time I feel tempted to pick up another M8.2, the thing that stops me is that my lenses are not coded, and I don't want to be mailing them off to get them coded. I had the coding kit with the...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,068
Posted By Rob-F
Yes, I would not even consider an M Monochrom...

Yes, I would not even consider an M Monochrom that had not had its sensor replaced.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,068
Posted By Rob-F
So that explains the improved low-light...

So that explains the improved low-light performance. No light is absorbed by filters over the receptors. Now, what explains the improved resolution? In a color sensor, it takes four receptors to...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,068
Posted By Rob-F
I had imagined that the claimed higher resolution...

I had imagined that the claimed higher resolution of the Monochrom was due to there being no need for four color receptors in each pixel, so all four could then be separate pixel sites. But no, the...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,068
Posted By Rob-F
It is a great shot, Richard! I may very well get...

It is a great shot, Richard! I may very well get the Monochrom. It's not a destination, it's a journey!
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,068
Posted By Rob-F
You mean this...

You mean this thread?

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=129905

(Also has some comments about the M8.2.)

Or did you mean this...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 652
Posted By Rob-F
Dante, I have the original chrome 90mm Elmarit. ...

Dante, I have the original chrome 90mm Elmarit. It looks stunning on my chrome M2! It is also very, very sharp. To see it at its best, I have to use it on a tripod. So this is one lens I can...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,068
Posted By Rob-F
MM Monochrom GAS

The last couple of weeks, I have acquired a case of GAS for the original 18MP Monochrom. I suspect I'm being somewhat irrational, since for some time now I've only been viewing my digital shots on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,178
Posted By Rob-F
Nice Shot! Cinematic!

Nice Shot! Cinematic!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 1,724
Posted By Rob-F
Here's my 60+ years of experience. The man wants...

Here's my 60+ years of experience. The man wants a Leica. Let him buy a Leica.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 2,316
Posted By Rob-F
When was that? I just read within the past...

When was that? I just read within the past several days that Harry Fleenor doesn't work on the Rollei T. But if he does, he's the man!

I quite liked the T when I had one. I like the shutter...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 1,724
Posted By Rob-F
One Leica, One lens: If you settle on a 50mm,...

One Leica, One lens: If you settle on a 50mm, don't get an M6 because the 50mm frameline is very undersized. It only covers the field of a 60mm lens at normal distances. The M2, M3, M4, or M5 all...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By Rob-F
I just use the tripod screw hole. Sounds like...

I just use the tripod screw hole. Sounds like you want it more centered. You could use a tripod head that uses an Arca-Swiss type QR plate to get it more centered.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By Rob-F
So it sounds perfectly acceptable, necessary, and...

So it sounds perfectly acceptable, necessary, and not a deal-breaker. Right?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 114
Views: 4,188
Posted By Rob-F
Say, that's good! Accurate, i believe.

Say, that's good! Accurate, i believe.
Forum: Optics Theory - 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By Rob-F
50mm collapsible Summicron. Very nice...

50mm collapsible Summicron. Very nice background,
wide open.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 114
Views: 4,188
Posted By Rob-F
Well, in any event, I don't think it will be "The...

Well, in any event, I don't think it will be "The end of Leica." I suppose Michael means the end of the association between Leica and Puts. But not the end of Leica, surely.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By Rob-F
So is the Notchiness the result of providing a...

So is the Notchiness the result of providing a reference point to mark the end of the metering action and the beginning of the exposure point? Or is it (like the SWC) a design defect that has...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 114
Views: 4,188
Posted By Rob-F
I think he wants to remember Leicas as they were...

I think he wants to remember Leicas as they were in the golden age of film. Having evaluated the MM and M246, he must have found the old excitement just wasn't there. Maybe he felt like an...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By Rob-F
Leica M10 Has "Notchy" Shutter Release?

I ran across this in another forum:

https://www.l-camera-forum.com/topic/299883-m10-rough-shutter-release/

Are any M10 users here running into this? If so, do you consider it a problem? I wonder...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 652
Posted By Rob-F
Dear Dante, I have both silver and black Leica M...

Dear Dante,

I have both silver and black Leica M cameras. One lens I would never be without, and always have it along, is my chrome 35mm f/2.8 summaron. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes...
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By Rob-F
Stunningly good photo's Faris!!

Stunningly good photo's Faris!!
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,068
Posted By Rob-F
The Monochrome files are like Plus-X? I would...

The Monochrome files are like Plus-X? I would like that.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 698
Posted By Rob-F
The D700 will overexpose if you try to shoot a...

The D700 will overexpose if you try to shoot a fast lens wide open, and you are setting the aperture with the lens diaphragm control ring. The problem clears up when you switch to the front adjuster...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By Rob-F
I know. The field coverage changes with...

I know. The field coverage changes with distance, of course. But as I wrote in my initial post, the 50mm frameline in film Leicas from M6 forward is dreadfully undersized; not just a little smaller...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By Rob-F
By the way, did they correct the undersized 50mm...

By the way, did they correct the undersized 50mm frame line? Is it as large enough now to fairly represent what will be in the picture?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 2,506
Posted By Rob-F
Forgot there was a 35. I wonder how many people...

Forgot there was a 35. I wonder how many people bother with it, since it's close to 45. Maybe better to skip to the 28?
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By Rob-F
Their website is up and running.

Their website is up and running.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 2,506
Posted By Rob-F
giganova, do you think you would like a Contax G1...

giganova, do you think you would like a Contax G1 or G2? The viewfinder works exactly as you have described! It is technically not a rangefinder, but it's not an SLR, either: it's auto focus. And...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 2,506
Posted By Rob-F
Part of the reason for this is that the 50mm...

Part of the reason for this is that the 50mm framelines in Leicas from the M6 and later are significantly undersized. They reduced the size of all the framelines in the M6, M7, and MP (for example)...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 698
Posted By Rob-F
Oh, I think he must mean each shot is overexposed...

Oh, I think he must mean each shot is overexposed one stop compared to the correct exposure for each shutter speed/f/stop pairing; with the f/stop adjusted when the shutter speed is changed.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 15,517
Posted By Rob-F
I find it more difficult to see what I'm doing...

I find it more difficult to see what I'm doing with a 15mm lens on the Leica, compared to the same focal length on an SLR/DSLR. Very wide lenses stretch the image near the edges and corners. With...
Forum: RFF News 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 3,682
Posted By Rob-F
+1. Lately I've been thinking of selling a few...

+1. Lately I've been thinking of selling a few items to pick up a used M10. But not if the price goes up!
Forum: RFF News 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 3,682
Posted By Rob-F
The Zeiss Distagon ZF or ZF.2 for Nikon F mount? ...

The Zeiss Distagon ZF or ZF.2 for Nikon F mount? Are they made in Germany, or in Japan (Cosina) like the Zeiss ZM mount? If in Japan, I'm thinking they may not be affected.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 698
Posted By Rob-F
Are you by any chance setting the aperture by the...

Are you by any chance setting the aperture by the lens ring, instead of the front wheel? That can, in some cases, such as when shooting wide open, cause gross overexposure.
Forum: RFF News 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 3,682
Posted By Rob-F
Hey, wait a minute, I like single malt! This is...

Hey, wait a minute, I like single malt! This is bad! Somebody do something!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 2,506
Posted By Rob-F
35mm is, for me, the 'natural vision' focal...

35mm is, for me, the 'natural vision' focal length. It is my baseline angle of view. I go wider or tighter from there, as needed. For street, I find 50mm restrictive and frustrating. 35mm or even...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 4,981
Posted By Rob-F
OK now I get it. It's the watch itself that...

OK now I get it. It's the watch itself that either is, or isn't, a Bond wannabe. I thought the wannabe was supposed to be the wearer of the watch! :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 4,981
Posted By Rob-F
I don't quite get it. I haven't seen all the...

I don't quite get it. I haven't seen all the Bond movies. Did he wear a Doxa in one of them? I'm pretty sure he wore an Omega in at least one. So why would Omega be the Don't want to be James...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 3,445
Posted By Rob-F
maybe a black and white true ISO 800 fine grain...

maybe a black and white true ISO 800 fine grain film to replace Fuji 1600--which I still miss.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 4,981
Posted By Rob-F
I love the looks of this one! Such a highly...

I love the looks of this one! Such a highly readable dial and so nice looking.
Forum: Travel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 118
Views: 3,415
Posted By Rob-F
Very fine black and white work! I enjoyed seeing...

Very fine black and white work! I enjoyed seeing these. Thanks for posting them.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 562
Posted By Rob-F
Peterm1, I enjoyed reading your review of the AF...

Peterm1, I enjoyed reading your review of the AF 28-85 and AF 35-105. I had the AF-28-85 for a while, and I don't know why I ever sold it. I might get it back, and I might pick up a AF 35-105 to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 894
Posted By Rob-F
When the M5 came out, Leitz promoted it with the...

When the M5 came out, Leitz promoted it with the 50mm Summilux, rather than the Summicron. They felt that the larger lens made more sense, and just plain looked right, on the larger body. I put my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 894
Posted By Rob-F
I have both lenses. It would never occur to me...

I have both lenses. It would never occur to me to put my 40mm Rokkor on my M5. I would use it on my M6 or MP for a good match to the framelines. But for the very accurate M5 framelines, I use the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 538
Posted By Rob-F
I have no problem taking a landscape with my...

I have no problem taking a landscape with my Leicas.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,545
Posted By Rob-F
Any more comments on the electronic finder? I...

Any more comments on the electronic finder? I was surprised Fuji eliminated the optical finder. I don't use the EVF on my X100 unless I really have to. I don't like it as much as the X100's...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,545
Posted By Rob-F
What made you stop liking the X30? The sensor...

What made you stop liking the X30? The sensor size?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 2,723
Posted By Rob-F
+1. I don't see how LV can possibly be better...

+1. I don't see how LV can possibly be better than the camera's finder for moving subjects.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-09-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 665
Posted By Rob-F
Last month I took my MacBook Pro to the Genius...

Last month I took my MacBook Pro to the Genius Bar. They found a fair amount of adware, and removed it (they have a program that does that); but no malware or viruses. They didn't seem to think I...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 10-08-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,545
Posted By Rob-F
I have the X10 and the X20. I use them both,...

I have the X10 and the X20. I use them both, with some preference for the X20 because of the focus confirmation in the viewfinder, and because my apple computers have a RAW converter for the X20. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-08-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,252
Posted By Rob-F
Why is there something, rather than nothing?

Why is there something, rather than nothing?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-07-2019
Replies: 499
Views: 26,632
Posted By Rob-F
RE the dot color: Maybe every company have...

RE the dot color:

Maybe every company have have its own dot color. To date it's been Red for Leica, Blue for Zeiss; so that leaves green, yellow, and black up for grabs.
Forum: Travel 10-07-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 802
Posted By Rob-F
I'd remember these if I'd seen them before. I...

I'd remember these if I'd seen them before. I haven't. Really, really Good!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-05-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 871
Posted By Rob-F
I mix film and digital all the time! Leica M9...

I mix film and digital all the time! Leica M9 with an M7, M5, or M2. Nikon D700 with an FE2 or FM3a. Leica or Nikon Digital with a Hasselblad SWC.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,383
Posted By Rob-F
My Leica M2, purchased new about 1960, with a...

My Leica M2, purchased new about 1960, with a 35mm Summaron f/2.8. Faithful companion!
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 841
Posted By Rob-F
Thank you for those images of it.

Thank you for those images of it.
Forum: Travel 10-05-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,323
Posted By Rob-F
All that effort and danger, and you only show us...

All that effort and danger, and you only show us three pictures? These are great shots so far, but don't be so stingy with the pictures! Let's see the rest! :)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-05-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By Rob-F
It should not affect the rangefinder calibration....

It should not affect the rangefinder calibration. But if and when recalibration is required, that's nothing to be scared of--you can do it. But that's another story . . .
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-04-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By Rob-F
Take the lens off and look up inside to the roof...

Take the lens off and look up inside to the roof of the chamber. You will see a little metal arm that limits the travel of the cam roller. The travel can be adjusted by bending the metal tab. If...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-30-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 877
Posted By Rob-F
I find the X100 rendering is natural and...

I find the X100 rendering is natural and realistic. I can always pump up the colors if I ever want to. It's the X100's viewfinder that I think is just fabulous. The problem I have with the Epson...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-30-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 877
Posted By Rob-F
That's how I feel about my Fuji X100! I can do a...

That's how I feel about my Fuji X100! I can do a lot with its 35mm equivalent field of view.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-29-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,170
Posted By Rob-F
Well, I like my M7 and use it quite a...

Well, I like my M7 and use it quite a bit--perhaps more than my other Leicas. I will take the risk, and hang on to it. What is the evidence for Leica electronics going bad; any known incidents of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-28-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,160
Posted By Rob-F
My Nikon FE2 with the 50mm f/1.8 pancake lens...

My Nikon FE2 with the 50mm f/1.8 pancake lens feels light to me. I also have the 45mm f/2.8 lens, which is absolutely tiny and very light. I do have the Pentax ME mentioned above, but it has the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-28-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,170
Posted By Rob-F
Well, if M6 meter parts are not available, then...

Well, if M6 meter parts are not available, then what about the MP? Pretty much the same meter, no?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-27-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,212
Posted By Rob-F
Same here. I still shoot some slides, so framing...

Same here. I still shoot some slides, so framing exactly is a strong habit. I rarely crop my black and white negatives by much, just to eliminate unnecessary foreground. With digital, I often crop...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-26-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By Rob-F
Unless it is different from other Leicas, the...

Unless it is different from other Leicas, the 35/135 framelines should show when no lens is fitted to the camera. They are the default set.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-26-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 922
Posted By Rob-F
The Domke F2 can be made more water resistant by...

The Domke F2 can be made more water resistant by treating it with Nikwax or the wax that Domke provides for the Waxwear bags. Think Tank Retro bags come with their own rain cover.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-25-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 922
Posted By Rob-F
Domke F2 is exactly what came to mind. A...

Domke F2 is exactly what came to mind. A ThinkTank Retrospective 7 might work. I can get into it a Hasselblad 500 c/m with PME prism and 120mm Makro-Planar, plus two more lenses, film, light meter,...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-25-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,929
Posted By Rob-F
Wow. That is a whole new world.

Wow. That is a whole new world.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-25-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,541
Posted By Rob-F
I don't get it. Only one what? Oh . . . only...

I don't get it. Only one what?

Oh . . . only one foot at a time?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-25-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,541
Posted By Rob-F
Now, that I haven't seen yet. Which button would...

Now, that I haven't seen yet. Which button would that be on my D700? :angel:
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-25-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,541
Posted By Rob-F
I wrote, above, about how I cope with a large...

I wrote, above, about how I cope with a large amount of gear, by using them one at a time. There is another side to me. Sometimes I go back to the way things were when I only had one camera, and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-25-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 504
Posted By Rob-F
I'm not a doctor, so I don't know all the reasons...

I'm not a doctor, so I don't know all the reasons why a person may have increasing difficulty focusing at more advanced age. I have seen threads on this topic from time to time, so I know it's a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-24-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 930
Posted By Rob-F
Funny, Shots I've done with Delta 100 have been...

Funny, Shots I've done with Delta 100 have been fine grain and sharp enough to rival my Hasselblad pictures. Maybe it's my developing procedure.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-24-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By Rob-F
It's been a while, but I think the red dot was...

It's been a while, but I think the red dot was only on the adapter.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-24-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By Rob-F
I had a 50mm Summarit with an adapter that I...

I had a 50mm Summarit with an adapter that I couldn't get off. Sherry Krauter couldn't get it off, either, and she thought it might have been glued on at the factory!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-24-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 930
Posted By Rob-F
TMAX always looks flat to me in the middle tones....

TMAX always looks flat to me in the middle tones. And when I try to boost the contrast with longer development, I get blocked highlights. I don't seem to have these problems with the Delta films,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,541
Posted By Rob-F
For a serious photo trip, I may take two or three...

For a serious photo trip, I may take two or three cameras each, of Leicas, Nikons, Hasselblads. Six or seven cameras, then. I avoid confusion by carrying/using no more than two at a time, for...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-22-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 767
Posted By Rob-F
Great Color! Thanks for posting these shots!

Great Color! Thanks for posting these shots!
Forum: Photo Software 09-22-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 929
Posted By Rob-F
So maybe the sky isn't falling?

So maybe the sky isn't falling?
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 09-22-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By Rob-F
And I'd like to know how it compares to my X100. ...

And I'd like to know how it compares to my X100. I've read good things about the X1 color performance. I do like the viewfinder of the X100, though. I'd be giving that up with the X1. I know...
Forum: Photo Software 09-22-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 929
Posted By Rob-F
I have both Aperture and Lightroom, but I don't...

I have both Aperture and Lightroom, but I don't much care for Lightroom. I much prefer the way Aperture catalogs and files my pictures. And I find Aperture much more intuitive to use. I bought a...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-21-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By Rob-F
So, it's optimized for 2M, like the M8.2. Good...

So, it's optimized for 2M, like the M8.2. Good to know, thanks!
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-21-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By Rob-F
Leica M Typ 240 Frameline Question

Leica has used several different standards for sizing framelines over the years. The M6/M7/MP framelines are sized for 0.7 meters, the minimum focus distance, so as not to cut off the margins of the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-21-2019
Replies: 78
Views: 2,431
Posted By Rob-F
Nice shots, Raid. Good portraits of Dana! I'm...

Nice shots, Raid. Good portraits of Dana! I'm puzzled as to how the SLR lens is rangefinder coupled. Did you get it modified?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-21-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By Rob-F
Funny, the powdered Kodak fixer I've used said,...

Funny, the powdered Kodak fixer I've used said, makes one gallon for film, two gallons for paper. I've not bought the powdered stuff in a while; maybe they changed the dilution because the T-Max...
Forum: Travel 09-20-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,167
Posted By Rob-F
Well, a 21 might be useful, but the 25mm the OP...

Well, a 21 might be useful, but the 25mm the OP already has, may very well be wide enough. I think that bothering to take a 15mm is a bridge too far. A lens that wide can be pretty difficult to...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 09-19-2019
Replies: 1,707
Views: 110,964
Posted By Rob-F
Darn, I was about to say that! Umm, did you see...

Darn, I was about to say that! Umm, did you see Audrey?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-19-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,345
Posted By Rob-F
"The big four." Leica, Nikon, Hasselblad, Canon?...

"The big four." Leica, Nikon, Hasselblad, Canon? Nikon, Canon, Fuji, Minolta? Pentax, Canon, Minolta, Fuji? Minolta, Hasselblad, Arca Swiss, Rollei? Rollei, Minolta, Canon, Leica? :angel:
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-18-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,229
Posted By Rob-F
Ultrafineonline, on ebay, has 36 exposure rolls...

Ultrafineonline, on ebay, has 36 exposure rolls for that price.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-18-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 25,724
Posted By Rob-F
I think that for the non-macro, yet still fairly...

I think that for the non-macro, yet still fairly close distances you plan to use it for, the 120 will serve you well. The clue here is that you plan to use an extension tube with a 150. That's...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-17-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 25,724
Posted By Rob-F
Don't expect the 120mm Makro-Planar to be tack...

Don't expect the 120mm Makro-Planar to be tack sharp outside the macro range. As a macro lens, it is stunningly sharp; but I have found that it goes soft at long distances. Stopping down helps; at...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-17-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 975
Posted By Rob-F
I like the serial number on that red dial! Easy...

I like the serial number on that red dial! Easy to remember!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By Rob-F
Bump. Well, here's something about it. Fundus...

Bump. Well, here's something about it. Fundus is/was evidently for a medical imaging technology. Apparently there was a special M4 version associated with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-17-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,165
Posted By Rob-F
Tri-X or HP5 will be a good choice except for low...

Tri-X or HP5 will be a good choice except for low light situations. I put some Delta 1600 to good use there one winter. Then they discontinued it. But you can push your ISO 400 film to 1600.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,345
Posted By Rob-F
You mean Schrodinger's cat? So he is both a...

You mean Schrodinger's cat? So he is both a troll and not a troll, until we look to see which he is? But wouldn't he have to be a very small particle for that?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-17-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 975
Posted By Rob-F
Maybe do the red dial first, and the black dial...

Maybe do the red dial first, and the black dial later?

There are ways to ease up the lubrication. You can set it out in the warm sunlight on the back yard table while sunbathing. exercise the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,345
Posted By Rob-F
No, I don't think so. I'm not quite sure why it...

No, I don't think so. I'm not quite sure why it would be a troll, but looking back on it, maybe it borders on absurd that someone would drop that kind of money on a first Leica...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,345
Posted By Rob-F
I thought he was looking for support in resolving...

I thought he was looking for support in resolving his discomfort. It didn't occur to me at the time that it could be a troll.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,345
Posted By Rob-F
I've been puzzling over this entry: I don't know...

I've been puzzling over this entry: I don't know if it is meant to be critical of the author of the thread, or supportive of him and critical of those who posted in response to his remarks.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By Rob-F
Leica M4 M White dot Zeiss Fundus???

I ran across this on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 825
Posted By Rob-F
There is no lens release guard, and there should...

There is no lens release guard, and there should be, on an M3. So this camera may have been cobbled together from an M2 and an M3 top plate? I do think it is a repaint. Still, it is very nice, as...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-16-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 6,755
Posted By Rob-F
Yep, and I think I had better fix it! :o

Yep, and I think I had better fix it! :o
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-16-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 6,755
Posted By Rob-F
It is the same for me. I really like my X100! ...

It is the same for me. I really like my X100! The viewfinder is one of the great things about it, along with its image quality and fairly small size. I don't use conversion lenses. When I'm...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-15-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,229
Posted By Rob-F
But, brbo, if it's Plus-X we are talking about,...

But, brbo, if it's Plus-X we are talking about, they are not doing any rolls, at any price. That's what the matter is.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-15-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,568
Posted By Rob-F
Here's a quote from another thread that addresses...

Here's a quote from another thread that addresses what I've been saying:

"I have recently become a convert to the old Nikor reels. The 35mm reel that I have has no clip so centering the film between...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-15-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,568
Posted By Rob-F
I finally broke down and bought a 120 Hewes reel...

I finally broke down and bought a 120 Hewes reel from Adorama. $54.00! It was new, in the original box. It's identical to a reel I already had! I already had a Hewes reel and had been using it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-14-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,028
Posted By Rob-F
Congrats on your new M4! I know I could be happy...

Congrats on your new M4! I know I could be happy with it!
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-14-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 662
Posted By Rob-F
I concur! This really is the best photo site! :)

I concur! This really is the best photo site! :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-14-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,229
Posted By Rob-F
If Union Pacific can go to the bother of keeping...

If Union Pacific can go to the bother of keeping two steam locomotives up and running, to preserve the history of steam railroading, could Kodak keep Plus-X and Verichrome Pan going, for a similar...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-14-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 2,062
Posted By Rob-F
Sometimes I miss my M8.2. It's partly because I...

Sometimes I miss my M8.2. It's partly because I like its bright-line frames, sized for two meters--my M9 frames are sized for one meter. So the M8.2 gave images closer to what I saw in the finder. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-14-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 369
Posted By Rob-F
Seems a lot depends on whether it really is at...

Seems a lot depends on whether it really is at the end of the roll. If it is, I believe Richard has nailed it. Nick, is that "false chromatic line" all the way to the end of the film? I'm puzzled...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-13-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,229
Posted By Rob-F
Well, now that Kodak has brought back Ektachrome,...

Well, now that Kodak has brought back Ektachrome, maybe they will bring back Plus-X. I'd like that. My supply is running low.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-13-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,086
Posted By Rob-F
1. What is an "SKU?" 2. So maybe the developer...

1. What is an "SKU?"
2. So maybe the developer itself has not changed?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-13-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,086
Posted By Rob-F
And I believe glass is superior to plastic, which...

And I believe glass is superior to plastic, which apparently allows some air infiltration? I was trying out half-liter 7-Up bottles, but now I use 16 ounce glass brown beer bottles. Of course, you...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-13-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,086
Posted By Rob-F
Our own survey shows that D-76 and Rodinal are...

Our own survey shows that D-76 and Rodinal are the two most popular developers among RFF members. It seems absurd that Kodak would discontinue D-76! Can this be real?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-08-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 1,663
Posted By Rob-F
50mm Collapsiple Summicron, wide...

50mm Collapsiple Summicron, wide open:
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/11787/U11787I1424045533.SEQ.0.jpg
Fujichrome100 prior to Velvia
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-06-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 775
Posted By Rob-F
When I had an XPAN I found the 30mm...

When I had an XPAN I found the 30mm top-of-the-camera finder easy and agreeable to shoot with. It was good and clear, with good framelines, and the bubble level was very easy to use. The latter...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-28-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4,614
Posted By Rob-F
I just got a 404 error, "file not found," when I...

I just got a 404 error, "file not found," when I clicked on the link for the new formula.

Ted, thanks for bringing this to our attention.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-25-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,406
Posted By Rob-F
Use a meter, but always guess the exposure before...

Use a meter, but always guess the exposure before metering. Then when you need to shoot without metering, you will have a better idea of the correct exposure.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-20-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 2,878
Posted By Rob-F
+1. I use the blue masking tape on the Leicas. ...

+1. I use the blue masking tape on the Leicas. Film box-end in the holder for the Nikons and Hasselblad.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-20-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,881
Posted By Rob-F
I have an under-the-counter fridge with a freezer...

I have an under-the-counter fridge with a freezer section, under the darkroom counter. The freezer section stays filled with 35mm and 120 Velvia. The fridge part has Tri-X, Plus-X, 5222 Double-X,...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-20-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 631
Posted By Rob-F
I would look for a small carbon-fiber model. I'd...

I would look for a small carbon-fiber model. I'd say it ought to extent to at least 42 inches--48 would better.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-16-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,133
Posted By Rob-F
Erik, what is an MR 9 adapter, and where do you...

Erik, what is an MR 9 adapter, and where do you get them. I use a cris adapter; are they by any chance the same thing?

Oh, and the life of the wein cell can be extended by re-covering the air holes...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-16-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,133
Posted By Rob-F
Yes, Sherry does recommend alkaline batteries,...

Yes, Sherry does recommend alkaline batteries, and I don't know why. She recalibrated my MR-4 meter to alkaline. If I had it to do over, I wouldn't; I would stay with the original calibration and...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-16-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,655
Posted By Rob-F
Wow, Leica has done it again! Who else could...

Wow, Leica has done it again! Who else could make an optical lens!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-16-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 821
Posted By Rob-F
Yes, I think it could refer to the focal length...

Yes, I think it could refer to the focal length variation, for matching, not to a camera, but to the focusing mount. Leitz made the mounts in several different pitches to match the focal length of...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-16-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,225
Posted By Rob-F
I wouldn't bother with 40mm for the M9 if the...

I wouldn't bother with 40mm for the M9 if the object is to match the framelines. The 40mm Rokkor or CV 40/1.4 actually cover slightly less (at a distance of 10 feet or so) than the finder shows. ...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-15-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By Rob-F
True. But then if the spool stops turning, or...

True. But then if the spool stops turning, or doesn't turn enough to keep the film wrapped around it, then I think the film would, after a few exposures, form a large coil that would eventually...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-15-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By Rob-F
My body size over the past 60 years has increased...

My body size over the past 60 years has increased more than that of the Leica, and I didn't even get a speed increase. In fact, I'm slower.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-14-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By Rob-F
I haven't tried the touit, but I hope to get a...

I haven't tried the touit, but I hope to get a round touit.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-14-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 416
Posted By Rob-F
Well, I was gonna suggest pairing it with a...

Well, I was gonna suggest pairing it with a faster prime lens, until I read that. Maybe you're good with what you have!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-13-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By Rob-F
Stating The Obvious

Stating The Obvious:

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/11787/U11787I1565744450.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-13-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 752
Posted By Rob-F
I like this one, too. It looks really lovable!

I like this one, too. It looks really lovable!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-12-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,784
Posted By Rob-F
Actually I'd say that is the best solution as far...

Actually I'd say that is the best solution as far as looks go!
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-11-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 1,630
Posted By Rob-F
It's fun to spend some time agonizing over which...

It's fun to spend some time agonizing over which new toy to get. But I think you really want an M10. I know I do. It's just a matter of time.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-10-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,931
Posted By Rob-F
These images are looking great, with virtually no...

These images are looking great, with virtually no corner falloff, and good sharpness right into the corners!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-09-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 6,961
Posted By Rob-F
Really? How cool! Do you have a picture of...

Really? How cool! Do you have a picture of that? :angel:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-09-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 6,961
Posted By Rob-F
Yellow and orange are indeed two different...

Yellow and orange are indeed two different colors. They have different wavelengths, and are distinct colors of the rainbow. A prism splits white light according to a rule my dad taught me: ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-09-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 6,961
Posted By Rob-F
I think we may need a quick refresher course. ...

I think we may need a quick refresher course. You don't use a filter like it was a religion, or some other fervently held belief. Filters freely pass their own colors, and tend to block the color...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-09-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 3,177
Posted By Rob-F
Couple hundred million profit? Looks good to me.

Couple hundred million profit? Looks good to me.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-09-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1,170
Posted By Rob-F
I shoot my M2 in a Luigi half-case, which I...

I shoot my M2 in a Luigi half-case, which I imagine helps to not get light leaks.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-09-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,266
Posted By Rob-F
I do this with the Nikkor steel reels as well. ...

I do this with the Nikkor steel reels as well. The more tightly wound coils at the tail end of the film start more easily onto the reel, with little or no snap, crackle and crinkle.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-08-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By Rob-F
Is it 15% now? Last I checked, couple years ago,...

Is it 15% now? Last I checked, couple years ago, I think eBay was taking around 11%. I guess they hiked their price. I know they charge commission even for the shipping cost, and that really seems...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-08-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 6,961
Posted By Rob-F
Regarding modern films: I have found that the...

Regarding modern films: I have found that the Ilford Delta film, having less blue sensitivity than older films, will render the blue sky dark enough to appear, not dramatically dark, but dark enough...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-08-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,266
Posted By Rob-F
I'm going to consider getting the Hewes reel. I...

I'm going to consider getting the Hewes reel. I wasn't expecting that price, though. $55.00 and that is a discount price!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-08-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,266
Posted By Rob-F
I'm going to jump into this one. I have used the...

I'm going to jump into this one. I have used the Nikor stainless reels and tanks all my life. I don't usually have too much trouble with 35mm, but it's hard to get 120 film started on the reel. It...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-08-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By Rob-F
Of course, with spherical aberration solved,...

Of course, with spherical aberration solved, there are still six more aberrations to deal with.
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-07-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By Rob-F
The photo shows a Nikkor lens. Are we to...

The photo shows a Nikkor lens. Are we to understand that it's a prototype, the new invention having been installed in a Nikon mount? Is there a working prototype yet? This could be really big, if...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-07-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By Rob-F
. . . And I would say, 15 seconds was right! ...

. . . And I would say, 15 seconds was right! Nice, Ellen!
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 08-05-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2,566
Posted By Rob-F
Maybe we should vote on whether to allow each...

Maybe we should vote on whether to allow each change. Actually I like the sound of "michaelbialecki.' Seems Ukrainian, maybe?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-04-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By Rob-F
Maybe RTV Silicone seal? AKA clear bathtub...

Maybe RTV Silicone seal? AKA clear bathtub caulk. It holds tight, and is also flexible. It should peel off easily enough when there is a need to remove the faceplate. It sets slowly.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-03-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By Rob-F
They re-applied the same cover they removed? Or...

They re-applied the same cover they removed? Or it was a new cover that you didn't like?

What do you notice about the metering that you find unacceptable?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-03-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 650
Posted By Rob-F
Kodak tried to get rid of Kodachrome for years...

Kodak tried to get rid of Kodachrome for years before it finally happened. They killed it because the process was environmentally polluting--and, I'm sure, for other reasons as well. I can't...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-02-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 717
Posted By Rob-F
I can agree that a lens might have more contrast...

I can agree that a lens might have more contrast than is wanted, for a particular subject. But I don't think a high-contrast lens can be criticized for having "too much contrast" as if it were an...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-31-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 15,596
Posted By Rob-F
I can't really boil it down to one favorite. At...

I can't really boil it down to one favorite. At various times, it has been my Leica M2; M7; Hasselblad SWC; Hasselblad 500C/M; Fuji X100; Nikon FE2; D700. Funny, my M9 hasn't made the list, yet. ...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-31-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,615
Posted By Rob-F
I've never used burst. And as far as I'm...

I've never used burst. And as far as I'm concerned, all those modes on digital cameras--"scene" mode, "face" mode, etc. are just pointless clutter on the dial. I either use aperture priority, or...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-30-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 646
Posted By Rob-F
Peter, I felt that my images with the 35/2 AF-D...

Peter, I felt that my images with the 35/2 AF-D were sharp in the center, but too soft in the outer zones, even stopped down a bit. My 35/2 AIs is better. I tried the 35/2 ZF and liked the images. ...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-30-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,037
Posted By Rob-F
I can't figure out what you mean by this. I...

I can't figure out what you mean by this. I think language is interfering. Could you explain it a different way?



The 35mm framelines in an M2, M3, and M5 will include more in the viewfinder than...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 646
Posted By Rob-F
My favorites are the 24mm f/2.8 D, 50mm f/1.4 D,...

My favorites are the 24mm f/2.8 D, 50mm f/1.4 D, 85mm f/1.8 D, and the 17-35mm f/2.8 D. I wasn't happy with the performance of the 35mm f/2. I just use the 35/2 AIs.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-29-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 718
Posted By Rob-F
Well, since paranoia is an irrational fear, and...

Well, since paranoia is an irrational fear, and there is reason to be concerned about potential damage at the beach environment, you are not being paranoid. You may be a bit overcautious, though. ...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-28-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,134
Posted By Rob-F
I'm wondering if it could be a slight focusing...

I'm wondering if it could be a slight focusing error, which may be covered by the increased depth of field at f/2.8. Maybe that could be checked before changing lenses.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,279
Posted By Rob-F
Just be a Bird and Deer photographer. Maybe...

Just be a Bird and Deer photographer. Maybe branch into dogs eventually.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-28-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,037
Posted By Rob-F
I'm in the same frame of mind as Lucadomi. I...

I'm in the same frame of mind as Lucadomi. I don't own a CL, but if I did, I don't think I could give it up. It's just too cool.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-25-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,501
Posted By Rob-F
That's probably very true. I have had a couple...

That's probably very true. I have had a couple of F3, presently own an FM3a. I think the ability of the FM3a to function in manual mode without batteries, because in manual the shutter is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-24-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,735
Posted By Rob-F
Yes I have often used a pair of film Leicas. It...

Yes I have often used a pair of film Leicas. It could be two Ms or two IIIc. Black and white and color is one reason. Or, two cameras, both with Black and white, with different lenses. The max I...
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