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Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 3 Days Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 3,893
Posted By johannielscom
HEAR HEAR ...

HEAR HEAR

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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By johannielscom
Tom pulled all our collaborated info on the IIIcK...

Tom pulled all our collaborated info on the IIIcK and Kugellager cameras from RFF in 2012 by deleting the thread he'd started with year's of posts in it, saying that he and another fellow would use...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By johannielscom
New battery. It has a sensor that kicks in the...

New battery.

It has a sensor that kicks in the rewind if the film transport meets resistance.
That sensor also sees the inability of the motor to transport due to lack of power, as resistance. So...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,383
Posted By johannielscom
Longest: Chinon Memotron CE-II. Bought around...

Longest: Chinon Memotron CE-II. Bought around 2002 and still have it.
Most used: probably the Horseman Convertible 842...
Forum: Photo Software 09-23-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,925
Posted By johannielscom
DxO is my weapon of choice. As good as Lightroom...

DxO is my weapon of choice. As good as Lightroom without the terrible subscription, or the mandatory creditcard payments.

I love the results I’m getting from it, and the ease of use too!
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-18-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By johannielscom
I love it when people make 200 grammes sound like...

I love it when people make 200 grammes sound like a gallon of milk... Beef up and get the Super Ikonta B, 532/16 model. Yes it's heavier and no that don't matter much....
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-11-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 740
Posted By johannielscom
:( :( Love his work...

:( :(

Love his work...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-28-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,405
Posted By johannielscom
Interesting thread. I picked up a Color-Skopar...

Interesting thread. I picked up a Color-Skopar 105mm 3.5 with coating bloom and blotchy spots and have been wondering how to get that back into shootable shape. Taking the coating off and using a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-21-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 978
Posted By johannielscom
Mine is an Imacon Photo (original, SCSI...

Mine is an Imacon Photo (original, SCSI interface) and I wouldn't sell it for the world.
It scans the borders on my 6x7 negatives from Mamiya RB67 and Pentax 67, does excellent work in shadow...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-17-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 906
Posted By johannielscom
Somebody want a healthy kidney? I want a GF670,...

Somebody want a healthy kidney? I want a GF670, or a Makina 670...
;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-11-2019
Replies: 1,694
Views: 433,438
Posted By johannielscom
https://johanniels.com/images/gear/Pentax67/Screen...

https://johanniels.com/images/gear/Pentax67/Screen%20Shot%202019-04-22%20at%2020.42.03.png

Pentax 6x7, 75mm 4.5 lens, Fomapan 100. Vacant lot, Groningen, The Netherlands

I really love shooting the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-11-2019
Replies: 1,694
Views: 433,438
Posted By johannielscom
https://johanniels.com/images/gear/Pentax67/Screen...

https://johanniels.com/images/gear/Pentax67/Screen%20Shot%202019-07-06%20at%2013.34.05.png
Pentax 6x7, 200mm lens, Fujichrome 400 RXP expired 2008
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-08-2019
Replies: 499
Views: 26,646
Posted By johannielscom
No interest in the Voigtlander either and apart...

No interest in the Voigtlander either and apart from the above, if I'm going to get an extra lens at all I would need an LTM lens. Preferably a bare brass or black paint one!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-07-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 825
Posted By johannielscom
Sheen of the paint and the fact that it’s visibly...

Sheen of the paint and the fact that it’s visibly less thick than the paint on original cameras (signalling paint with more modern viscosity) are clear signs of a repaint.

Very nice camera though
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-01-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By johannielscom
Try the Ikea SKUBB with 9 compartments. Rip out...

Try the Ikea SKUBB with 9 compartments. Rip out all the 'shelves' you do not need. Keep the top and bottom one and craft a 'door' from whatever dust-free material you have. Voilà, portable drying...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-31-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 15,597
Posted By johannielscom
The Pentax 6x7, although the close runners up are...

The Pentax 6x7, although the close runners up are Horseman 842 Convertible and Mamiya RB67!
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,279
Posted By johannielscom
Tim, I meant to say what Bob says but he says it...

Tim,

I meant to say what Bob says but he says it so much better than me!
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,279
Posted By johannielscom
Once you know what it is you love (or hate) and...

Once you know what it is you love (or hate) and why you want to record or show it, photography is real easy.

took me only 1.5 decade to figure that one out ;)


But really, the first bit is the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-26-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By johannielscom
I write the film type on the leader of the film,...

I write the film type on the leader of the film, as well as no. frames I loaded in there.
When Loading the cassette (FILCA in my case) I take an iPhone picture of the camera with the film leader, as...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-26-2019
Replies: 499
Views: 26,646
Posted By johannielscom
Better start saving nickels and dimes then, I...

Better start saving nickels and dimes then, I sure want one in brass or black paint as long as it's LTM! :):):):D:):)
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-21-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 665
Posted By johannielscom
This only works in B&W for...

This only works in B&W for me.
https://live.staticflickr.com/1724/41633081025_09a45613e0_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26qYqvP)
Jozefkerk Assen (https://flic.kr/p/26qYqvP) by Johan Niels Kuiper...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 07-20-2019
Replies: 249
Views: 108,147
Posted By johannielscom
https://www.johanniels.com/images/DSC03804_DxO.jpg...

https://www.johanniels.com/images/DSC03804_DxO.jpg

original Sony A7 with New Jupiter 3+
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-18-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,954
Posted By johannielscom
Oh gawd please make em in L39 mount, and in...

Oh gawd please make em in L39 mount, and in brass.
My early Leica II would cry with joy
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-12-2019
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,549
Posted By johannielscom
9 rolls of Plus X 125 Pro and a roll of BW400CN,...

9 rolls of Plus X 125 Pro and a roll of BW400CN, all 120 size, EUR 30 grand total.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-07-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 4,984
Posted By johannielscom
Eight years later, I'm still using the same...

Eight years later, I'm still using the same system I described in 2011 in post #41. For both scans and digital shots.

Haven't lost a single file, and can retrieve any file or scan from the name I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-21-2019
Replies: 1,694
Views: 433,438
Posted By johannielscom
I think the manufacturer was just cautious...

I think the manufacturer was just cautious stating the 1/60th as a threshold. Some people are just shaking their cameras all over the place...

I've shot my 200mm at 1/15th and while the images...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-15-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 7,135
Posted By johannielscom
Yes, folders are capable of great images. But how...

Yes, folders are capable of great images. But how about consistency in image quality?

Has any photographer built his career on folders that you know of? In past or present?

Just asking!
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,999
Posted By johannielscom
The logo on my Sony A7 is taped. The logos on my...

The logo on my Sony A7 is taped. The logos on my film cameras are exposed.

I like people to leave me alone and exposing the Sony logo gets me all kinds of chitchat from people who wanna discuss...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-08-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By johannielscom
My website runs on Joomla. I thought it was...

My website runs on Joomla.

I thought it was easy enough to build, but I was building rudimentary HTML websites around 2000 already so maybe I had a bit of a head start.

Do I cover the expenses in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-07-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,693
Posted By johannielscom
Honestly, I'm totally puzzled by the info the OP...

Honestly, I'm totally puzzled by the info the OP shares.

On the one hand there's this:



But there's also this:


And a busload of camera-groin shots.
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-07-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,804
Posted By johannielscom
I'd either go the digital or the MF film way...

I'd either go the digital or the MF film way before getting involved with small format shooting. And Leicas are nice but expensive.

If you want rangefinder and a smallish one, go for a Fujica 6x4.5...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-07-2019
Replies: 1,694
Views: 433,438
Posted By johannielscom
There is a 100mm macro, Pixie. See here:...

There is a 100mm macro, Pixie.

See here: https://www.johanniels.com/en/medium-format/153-pentax-67-lenses
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-02-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,394
Posted By johannielscom
I think it's pretty sad witnessing how a brand...

I think it's pretty sad witnessing how a brand goes from creating the worlds premier cameras for photo journalists, to producing rich folks poser cr*p.

They ride their brand history, all the way to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-28-2019
Replies: 1,694
Views: 433,438
Posted By johannielscom
I would prefer the 105, which I currently am...

I would prefer the 105, which I currently am saving up for.

Shallow DOF is of more importance to me than close focus.
Also, if you want something with similar DOF in small format, it happens to be...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-26-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 4,352
Posted By johannielscom
This is why shimming is sometimes required. Only...

This is why shimming is sometimes required. Only 1cm off for a Jup-3 actually is pretty good. Many were 4-5cms front focusing.

The Sonnar has focus drift as per the design, and the closest focus...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-25-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,488
Posted By johannielscom
I have a very unusual Leica III that needs a new...

I have a very unusual Leica III that needs a new coat and recently I bought a snake skin on a flea market that I was going to cut myself and stick to the camera. Better go for that cobalt blue that...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-19-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,451
Posted By johannielscom
That's it. I definitely won't be going to...

That's it. I definitely won't be going to Charlotte NC no more, no sir.

:D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-16-2019
Replies: 1,694
Views: 433,438
Posted By johannielscom
really enjoying myself with this camera lately,...

really enjoying myself with this camera lately, pictures to follow soon...

https://rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=108500&stc=1&d=1557995500

This is with the S-M-C Takumar...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,118
Posted By johannielscom
Konica LTM 50mm 2.4. Looks like a collapsible...

Konica LTM 50mm 2.4.

Looks like a collapsible lens but it isnt really and overhangs on an LTM mount, while with an LTM->M adapter it lines up with the M mount perfectly! Go figure!

Too annoying on...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-08-2019
Replies: 553
Views: 42,903
Posted By johannielscom
Ha Huss, seems you really got that camera scan...

Ha Huss, seems you really got that camera scan thing down, excellent!

I gave up myself and for the little amount of 135 film I still do, returned to and older Polaroid Sprintscan 35...

The Canon...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-04-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 701
Posted By johannielscom
On the flea market I found an Olympus Pen EE-2...

On the flea market I found an Olympus Pen EE-2 that was used, but it had the original pouch, lens hood, original neck strap and booklet.

It came with the receipt from the purchase on December 31st...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-01-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By johannielscom
Whoa, prototype film, must be a collectors market...

Whoa, prototype film, must be a collectors market niche somewhere for it ;)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-22-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 3,599
Posted By johannielscom
Doug, The nickel Heliar is only 14 grammes...

Doug,

The nickel Heliar is only 14 grammes lighter than the (confirmed brass) nickel Summar, as per Leica forum specs. It is a lot heavier than the (confirmed aluminium) Jupiter-8!

The chance of it...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-21-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 3,599
Posted By johannielscom
I have never seen a nickel Heliar 50mm 2.0 that...

I have never seen a nickel Heliar 50mm 2.0 that was used a lot, and subsequently 'looked awful'. Picture please???

And I am certain it is a brass lens, it's pretty heavy. Just weighed mine, it is...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 04-17-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,537
Posted By johannielscom
pretty interesting but shipping and customs would...

pretty interesting but shipping and customs would kill the deal from the EU.
I have a prism-dented Chinon Memotron that needs un-denting and subsequently would be awesome in complete brass... Gives...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-17-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By johannielscom
I have two Baby Century Graflexes, I'll have a...

I have two Baby Century Graflexes, I'll have a look to see if I can locate those hooks for you tomorrow
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 19,871
Posted By johannielscom
Dear Roger, Godspeed

Dear Roger,

Godspeed
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-04-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By johannielscom
Dante, I shoot a Tamron Adaptall 17mm 3.5 on the...

Dante,

I shoot a Tamron Adaptall 17mm 3.5 on the Sony A7.

No corner issue whatsoever.

All other Canon FD lenses shown below are also stellar on the A7. No need for shake reduction of newer bodies...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-04-2019
Replies: 553
Views: 42,903
Posted By johannielscom
Just updated my ad in the classifieds with the...

Just updated my ad in the classifieds with the Canon Auto Bellows scanning rig I promised last week. FYI. ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 2,304
Posted By johannielscom
I want a Plaubel Makina 67. And preferably a W67...

I want a Plaubel Makina 67. And preferably a W67 to go with it.

The 6x7 format is my jam. I shoot a Horseman Convertible 842 (which I love dearly) and which is very portable. But to have an 80mm 2.8...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-20-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 5,749
Posted By johannielscom
Oh darn. My cunning plan just sank like a brick...

Oh darn.

My cunning plan just sank like a brick then... Back to the drawing board, I need to find me a way to have a small handheld camera with an approx 90mm or 100mm lens and 6x7 back...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-20-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 5,749
Posted By johannielscom
Found this image while trying to locate the...

Found this image while trying to locate the numbers for 6x7 frames on backing paper.

It's the middle row, right?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-15-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 762
Posted By johannielscom
The Avenon finder has of course a 2:3 frame in...

The Avenon finder has of course a 2:3 frame in it...

#captainObvious
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-10-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 924
Posted By johannielscom
Completely agree with David, I had a spool come...

Completely agree with David, I had a spool come from eBay recently and it's the type III he shows, my Leicas won't close with it installed.

Also, I had a Russian spool in a Leica before that was...
Forum: Photo Software 03-10-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By johannielscom
Pulled the trigger, for the Essential version...

Pulled the trigger, for the Essential version without any add-on packs.

I'll get the Elite Film Pack later, when I can afford it. Too bad about the discount now but the two of them was just too...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-09-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By johannielscom
Think I have an FF-70 lined up for test shots and...

Think I have an FF-70 lined up for test shots and a review on my website but it'll certainly take a few weeks before I'm ready to publish...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-09-2019
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,549
Posted By johannielscom
Bought a 20 year old Polaroid SprintScan 35 Plus...

Bought a 20 year old Polaroid SprintScan 35 Plus for EUR 35 and a few bucks shipping.

My old PowerMac G4 loves it with an old version of VueScan, took a few reboots and Tadaaa! it was working....
Forum: Photo Software 03-09-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By johannielscom
DxO versions and upgrades pricing?

Hello RFF,

I am ready to pull the trigger on DxO software for my OSX platform, I want it to be my main photo editing software for both digital and film images for several years due to its ease of...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-04-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,252
Posted By johannielscom
http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-26.html Is a...

http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-26.html Is a Rick Oleson DIY solution
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-01-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By johannielscom
what CSS says. I used Organize to delete 1800+...

what CSS says.

I used Organize to delete 1800+ photos just the other week, they were all in one album and selecting that album in the left bottom window allowed me to add all photos to the Organize...
Forum: RFF News 02-28-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,618
Posted By johannielscom
Lol |||||||

Lol

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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-28-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 6,290
Posted By johannielscom
Even though the MX is pretty small, the smallest...

Even though the MX is pretty small, the smallest SLR is the Fujica ST605 and ST605n.
And also a Petri model that I forgot the model number of, that's equally small.
Forum: RFF News 02-27-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,618
Posted By johannielscom
Seems now is about the right time to put my 50...

Seems now is about the right time to put my 50 Fujifilm 120 and 220 rolls up for trade in the classifieds... ;)


Edit: DONE!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-23-2019
Replies: 2,134
Views: 600,341
Posted By johannielscom
@Helen, Hugo cut this original Stingray leather...

@Helen,

Hugo cut this original Stingray leather for my Leica II for me and upon request even left a hole on the rear for the focus calibration plug that early Leicas can sometimes have there.

I...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-23-2019
Replies: 1,178
Views: 452,251
Posted By johannielscom
https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/vp/bb01029a9a7b6...

https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/vp/bb01029a9a7b61bf023cf840621de08c/5D0C216C/t51.2885-15/sh0.08/e35/s640x640/52057158_192848108340011_8014021795171455153_n.jpg?_nc_ht=scontent.cdninstagram.com

Roll...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-21-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,196
Posted By johannielscom
A list of things: 1) Framing with my right eye...

A list of things:

1) Framing with my right eye makes all my images have tilted horizons. On all cameras. I still forget to 'check' my horizons before exposing and end up with an annoying choice in...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-19-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By johannielscom
https://www.ebay.nl/itm/Voigtlander-Bessa-II-6x9-r...

https://www.ebay.nl/itm/Voigtlander-Bessa-II-6x9-rangefinder-Color-Heliar-105mm-1-3-5-Very-Nice/192818276276?hash=item2ce4dd67b4:g:OZ8AAOSwTIlcXhZe

This fellow lives close to me and he's a real...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-19-2019
Replies: 2,134
Views: 600,341
Posted By johannielscom
Those replicas are pretty awesome!!!

Those replicas are pretty awesome!!!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-17-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 986
Posted By johannielscom
Sure, there's nothing to be said with great...

Sure, there's nothing to be said with great certainty about the amount of cameras in collections or the amount of unneeded CLAs. But that does not mean it does not happen all the time.

See the text...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-16-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 986
Posted By johannielscom
What Guth says, and there's another development...

What Guth says, and there's another development that also increases repair prices: increasing camera prices.

Five, six years ago you could get a good M6 for under EUR 800, now expect to pay double...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-16-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 986
Posted By johannielscom
It's not getting it there that troubles me,...

It's not getting it there that troubles me, they're still in the EU until end or March.
It's receiving it back after March, where there all of a sudden might be paperwork required for return...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-16-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 986
Posted By johannielscom
Interested to read which EU based repairman/woman...

Interested to read which EU based repairman/woman would get y'alls endorsement for tightening the springs in my Leica II, and collimating the camera mount for correct focus?

I sent it to a repairman...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-11-2019
Replies: 2,134
Views: 600,341
Posted By johannielscom
http://johanniels.com/images/gear/Leica_III/201902...

http://johanniels.com/images/gear/Leica_III/20190211_Topcor50mm20_Leica_III.png
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-10-2019
Replies: 1,178
Views: 452,251
Posted By johannielscom
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4596/25667967048_eb...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4596/25667967048_eb6edea8b6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/F7c3m1)
Rolleiflex Old Standard, type 621 (https://flic.kr/p/F7c3m1) by Johan Niels Kuiper...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-10-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,656
Posted By johannielscom
I agree with Doug's very complete mini-review of...

I agree with Doug's very complete mini-review of the Heliar 50mm 2.0 and also with David's contribution of the Avenon 28mm 3.5. I own them both and dearly love them.

Also, the before mentioned Elmar...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-10-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,347
Posted By johannielscom
Not me. It probably was a US-only sale, I could...

Not me.

It probably was a US-only sale, I could not even get it to show and I sure tried...:o
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-09-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,656
Posted By johannielscom
What Doug says. I love my nickel Heliar, it's a...

What Doug says. I love my nickel Heliar, it's a modern Rigid Summar!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-09-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,946
Posted By johannielscom
Never had any trouble with VueScan or with its...

Never had any trouble with VueScan or with its very helpful owner/developer Ed Hamrick.
User error!
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By johannielscom
Sold an old Leotax body

Just sold off an old fixer-upper Leotax body that came with a lens I wanted.
No big bucks for the buyer and for me it makes good on the price of the lens. Win-win situation
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-03-2019
Replies: 166
Views: 35,281
Posted By johannielscom
A great many Impressive Shots. I love (pre-war)...

A great many Impressive Shots. I love (pre-war) Zeiss lenses.

https://c6.staticflickr.com/1/410/31582547661_17c6fcdef3_c.jpg
Portrait of a cemetery tour guide in my home town Assen, The...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-02-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,177
Posted By johannielscom
No, for L. Ron Hubbard's disciples. He's always...

No, for L. Ron Hubbard's disciples.

He's always aiming at the high-end clientele (most expensive gear, excessively expensive workshops) because that's where you rake the most money in for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,555
Posted By johannielscom
My two children will have digital files to...

My two children will have digital files to rummage to, and corresponding digital originals and negatives are easily coded so they can be located without too much hassle. It's like a digital contact...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-27-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,855
Posted By johannielscom
Ah yes, if you want to make sure all images are...

Ah yes, if you want to make sure all images are in line with the sprocket holes, you might need the cardboard washer indeed, but that's about as far as adapting goes... Thanks David
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-27-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,855
Posted By johannielscom
They all take modern film cassettes right off the...

They all take modern film cassettes right off the bat, no modification necessary.

1) The very early cameras had a bottom plate that required a Leica/Agfa KASAM cassette. This is a type of metal...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-26-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,855
Posted By johannielscom
Hey Dan, got the Stingray covering from Hugo...

Hey Dan,

got the Stingray covering from Hugo Studio, and really love it! Makes the little Leica II look so luxurious!

Unfortunately he's not doing PayPal anymore and I don't have a credit card so...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-25-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,855
Posted By johannielscom
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4711/38977495944_5f...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4711/38977495944_5fb6e55ce7_c.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4714/39847225382_4963c6fa5f_c.jpg

I get what you're saying, Mike! I love my very early Leica II, this...
Forum: Olympus RF 01-23-2019
Replies: 165
Views: 32,889
Posted By johannielscom
Hm. I got an Olympus 35RC in a trade a while...

Hm.

I got an Olympus 35RC in a trade a while back and considered selling it to put the money towards a 50mm LTM lens I want to buy, bbut now that I'm seeing the shots here, I'm not so...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-23-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,979
Posted By johannielscom
Voigtlander Color-Skopar 50mm 2.5 in LTM with an...

Voigtlander Color-Skopar 50mm 2.5 in LTM with an adapter. Or the Heliar 50mm 2.0 in LTM with adapter, either black or nickel (which I own).
As Richard said, can't be done just yet with the good...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-21-2019
Replies: 257
Views: 56,239
Posted By johannielscom
Pan, it's the nickel Voigtländer Heliar 50mm 2.0...

Pan,

it's the nickel Voigtländer Heliar 50mm 2.0 in LTM mount. Only 600 made, very sharp and very nicely constructed. A future collectible I'd say. Somehow they never sold quick, I think Stephen...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-21-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,881
Posted By johannielscom
@Klyment, let me shorten your message...

@Klyment, let me shorten your message considerably for you by spelling out its length:
"I'm sitting on about one kilometer of film"

:D :D ;) :D haha!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-20-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,881
Posted By johannielscom
about 2.5K frames altogether, mostly MF 6x6. In...

about 2.5K frames altogether, mostly MF 6x6. In 120 and 220 film.
A small amount of that is 135 type film, no more than 400 frames

I'm interested in acquiring 220 film, hit me up :)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-20-2019
Replies: 257
Views: 56,239
Posted By johannielscom
https://www.johanniels.com/images/gear/LeicaII/Lei...

https://www.johanniels.com/images/gear/LeicaII/Leica_II_Heliar_Nickel.png

Leica M? What Leica M?
:p:p

Read about this camera on my website...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-19-2019
Replies: 216
Views: 25,826
Posted By johannielscom
https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/4921...

https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/49212706_2606153459399744_5724118587161968640_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_ht=scontent-ams3-1.xx&oh=dac919ac13ebd365c4362fc4f74eb716&oe=5CFFAEB5


Leica III...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 01-17-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 12,079
Posted By johannielscom
http://johanniels.com/images/gear/CooperCam/201811...

http://johanniels.com/images/gear/CooperCam/20181129-DSC02923.jpg
sony A7 with Panagor 55mm 3.0 macro lens in M42.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-14-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 939
Posted By johannielscom
Try Jürgen Kreckel at certo6.com

Try Jürgen Kreckel at certo6.com
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-13-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 13,675
Posted By johannielscom
So how about that comparison between the T3 and...

So how about that comparison between the T3 and the FF-70 / FF-90?

Has anyone done it?
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-11-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 3,377
Posted By johannielscom
But, any LCA-120 shooters in this thread? I'd...

But, any LCA-120 shooters in this thread?

I'd be interested to see some results and opinions on the camera and lens!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-10-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By johannielscom
Thanks for that, nice article and great shots....

Thanks for that, nice article and great shots. I'd really like to shoot one in the future, been having an eye on them for quite a while now.

I've always wondered, how does the Bronica Nikkor stack...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 825
Posted By johannielscom
https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/4938...

https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/49380634_2585000571515033_3083364894473453568_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_ht=scontent-ams3-1.xx&oh=d8a225cc1cdfe86e1ebcb7c7ef451be5&oe=5CD262B6
New Year, new...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-06-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 3,270
Posted By johannielscom
"Does the digital CL feel like a "real"...

"Does the digital CL feel like a "real" Leica?"

No it does not. The real Leica is a Leica II and that feels totally different.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-04-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,477
Posted By johannielscom
Pretty soon you'll be using them on a Sony A7...

Pretty soon you'll be using them on a Sony A7 series camera or the new Nikon mirrorless or a Leica SL with an adapter, so why go the extra trouble and expenses to have them converted at all?
Forum: Large Format Film RF 01-04-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,340
Posted By johannielscom
I had a huge portion of dumb luck finding a...

I had a huge portion of dumb luck finding a flange for my similar-looking lens...

https://www.johanniels.com/en/large-format/139-coopercam

Nice lens and Makiflex, Dan!
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 12-30-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 6,591
Posted By johannielscom
I use a simple adapter to Canon FD, a Canon FD to...

I use a simple adapter to Canon FD, a Canon FD to M42 converter, and then put a Panagor 55mm 3.0 macro lens on it. Altogether it was something like 70 euros and it gets me shots like...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-30-2018
Replies: 2,724
Views: 800,844
Posted By johannielscom
http://johanniels.com/images/gear/Zenit_3M/2018122...

http://johanniels.com/images/gear/Zenit_3M/20181223-DSC03086.jpg

The SLR version of a Leica II, in essence...


Read about it here: https://www.johanniels.com/en/full-half-frame/138-zenit-3m
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-29-2018
Replies: 533
Views: 48,154
Posted By johannielscom
I'm pretty sure I've seen this man before,...

I'm pretty sure I've seen this man before, somewhere else than in your shots Erik.
Who is he?

Lovely portrait.
Forum: Other RF 12-26-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By johannielscom
Four exposure modes, only one RF has them all

There is one rangefinder that can handle all four exposure modes. It's from 1966. It's a one of a kind in the true sense of the word I suppose. Read about it here.

https://bit.ly/2Vj2Ylc
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-25-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 8,433
Posted By johannielscom
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4667/38977496054_32...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4667/38977496054_3289391725_c.jpg

My very early Leica II, with two of my favourite screw mount lenses.
A 1952 Jupiter-9 85mm 2.0 made from Carl Zeiss parts, and a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-25-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 825
Posted By johannielscom
Peter, you might be right about the date, but the...

Peter, you might be right about the date, but the Zenit 3M sure feels more like a 1950s SLR than an 1970s model...

While your black Zenit is nice, it's way too sophisticated for the experience that...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-25-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 825
Posted By johannielscom
Robert, I turned in minutes after posting this...

Robert, I turned in minutes after posting this thread starter and just woke up to read your comment, thanks for keeping an eye out! Merry Xmas to you and your bride too!

Devin, also Merry Xmas to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-24-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 825
Posted By johannielscom
Xmas cheer on a budget

While Xmas is the best reason in the year to give yourself an expensive photo present, there's also very nice stuff to be had on a budget...

https://bit.ly/2Se8WSi


HoHoHo, Merry Xmas!
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-23-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 944
Posted By johannielscom
GSP? Pfáh! I've paid import charges through GSP...

GSP? Pfáh!

I've paid import charges through GSP and subsequently got hit up again by customs. Both eBay and customs pointed at the other. Happened only once, but still.

Parcels from the UK take up...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-16-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,689
Posted By johannielscom
Style, class and hype are what makes an expensive...

Style, class and hype are what makes an expensive camera worth it. Like a Konica Big Mini for USD 275 :D Or said M10.

I think that while Taemo's assessment of 'a good photograph' might be true for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-14-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 3,085
Posted By johannielscom
US 750 for a non-working Leica M2 is now a good...

US 750 for a non-working Leica M2 is now a good price... :eek:
At those prices I'm not touching M Leicas or the digital stuff ever again I guess.

Sticking to my two old screw mounts!
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-13-2018
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,549
Posted By johannielscom
Ha, that does it, nowhere near as much patience...

Ha, that does it, nowhere near as much patience as that on my end, Charles!

I'll see if I ever get a response, and if I still feel like purchasing when I do... ;)
Too bad really, it was a very nice...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-13-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 760
Posted By johannielscom
In case anyone's wondering what their lens mount...

In case anyone's wondering what their lens mount is and what it can fit to, read here...

https://www.johanniels.com/camera-gear-blog-posts/mirrorless-cameras/97-lens-mount-register-distance
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-13-2018
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,549
Posted By johannielscom
I am TRYING to purchase a Leicaflex SL from...

I am TRYING to purchase a Leicaflex SL from mwclassic.com but boy, are they unresponsive...

Sent three emails already (over four days) asking for their bank data and haven't heard back from them at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-09-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By johannielscom
Mark Hogencamp. Only in the captions to the...

Mark Hogencamp. Only in the captions to the photographs online is his name written correctly. Everywhere else, it's written with a instead of e...

That must be the pinnacle of sad, to lose your...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-30-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By johannielscom
Learn to shoot the camera one-handed, wear a hat,...

Learn to shoot the camera one-handed, wear a hat, and use it to shade the lens when you shoot the camera.

Problem solved :D
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-30-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 997
Posted By johannielscom
“Some kind of haze” is separation in lens...

“Some kind of haze” is separation in lens elements and does not clean out. It’s a defect that is there to stay.
The Rollei tele is prone to separation unfortunately. Many of them suffer from it.

I...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 11-22-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,424
Posted By johannielscom
Looks like a hack job to me. The way I read it,...

Looks like a hack job to me. The way I read it, it had three screws on a small triangular plate initially, and later had three screws on a bigger plate to cover the first hack that did not...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-21-2018
Replies: 164
Views: 3,207
Posted By johannielscom
That is good to read, Raid. I'm quite pleased,...

That is good to read, Raid.
I'm quite pleased, this matches my prediction exactly:)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-21-2018
Replies: 90
Views: 6,778
Posted By johannielscom
I'd still buy one if only I could zoom in on the...

I'd still buy one if only I could zoom in on the viewfinder. But since I can't, I'd go for a Sony A7 nowadays, it has a similar look on the lower contrast sensor like the D700 and the zoom function...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-15-2018
Replies: 164
Views: 3,207
Posted By johannielscom
That must have been a factory conversion to those...

That must have been a factory conversion to those two accessory shoes, Raid.


The second shoe is a Leitz model as well but it slightly differs from the original one in design. Yet, both the screws...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 11-11-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,949
Posted By johannielscom
To signal ownership, why else would people...

To signal ownership, why else would people engrave cameras with their names or Social Security numbers, it's the same thing.
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 11-11-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,949
Posted By johannielscom
The Hektor 28mm certainly wasn't at the lower end...

The Hektor 28mm certainly wasn't at the lower end of lenses, it is desirable and collectable and was expensive back when it was manufactured too. And it was only made in small numbers.

The Hektor...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-10-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 2,945
Posted By johannielscom
It couldn't have been a II to begin with since...

It couldn't have been a II to begin with since the II does not have a slow speed dial...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-09-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 6,272
Posted By johannielscom
No. Just No. Don't go near. This guy was a con...

No. Just No.

Don't go near. This guy was a con man two eBay handles before Rocky Cameras, like a decade ago.

How much Rocky horror stories do you need before believing them?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-04-2018
Replies: 117
Views: 11,760
Posted By johannielscom
Holy. Those 7Artisan people might win me back...

Holy.

Those 7Artisan people might win me back to shooting a film Leica with lenses like this!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-03-2018
Replies: 549
Views: 158,918
Posted By johannielscom
https://www.johanniels.com/en/camera-gear-blog-pos...

https://www.johanniels.com/en/camera-gear-blog-posts/leica/133-an-early-leica-i-converted-to-a-iii
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-01-2018
Replies: 2,134
Views: 600,341
Posted By johannielscom
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1943/30154461477_b6...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1943/30154461477_b61f525a3a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MWDuQe)
Leica no. 11378 conversion (https://flic.kr/p/MWDuQe) by Johan Niels Kuiper...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-31-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 913
Posted By johannielscom
The UC is as good as the M-Hexanon and more...

The UC is as good as the M-Hexanon and more valuable.
Should easily be a couple of $100 more.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-29-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 701
Posted By johannielscom
remnant of a flash sync. and an ugly one at that...

remnant of a flash sync.
and an ugly one at that too.

Loads of repairmen could do a much better job plugging that hole with something decent, I'm confident. Somebody might even be able to make it...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-25-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 802
Posted By johannielscom
Sign up at the Rolleiflex Rolleicord User Group...

Sign up at the Rolleiflex Rolleicord User Group on Facebook and ask the friendly folks there!
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 10-16-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 841
Posted By johannielscom
That's a Perfex alright! Looks like the Perfex...

That's a Perfex alright! Looks like the Perfex Fifty-Five with its name tag taped up.
The extinction exposure meter between the rangefinder windows is very distinctive.

Once, I hacked a Wollensak...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 10-14-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 2,009
Posted By johannielscom
Phil, I moved it here:...

Phil,

I moved it here: https://www.johanniels.com/index.php/camera-gear-articles/29-komura-rangefinder-lenses-overview
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-14-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,938
Posted By johannielscom
Just so you know, a table with specifications of...

Just so you know, a table with specifications of all film M Leicas is here... https://www.johanniels.com/en/camera-gear-blog-posts/leica/41-leicamspecs
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-14-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,387
Posted By johannielscom
Surely it should be possible to add the powder...

Surely it should be possible to add the powder without having it dust the whole house. Generations of photographers have done it before you.

Lots of friendly folks here so I'll go first: your wife...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 10-13-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 2,009
Posted By johannielscom
Thanks for the link peterm1. I'm going to open up...

Thanks for the link peterm1.
I'm going to open up a can of whoop-ass on the poster on that site for using my images (numbers 3,4,5) without linking back to my website or Flickr page
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 10-07-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,287
Posted By johannielscom
No, that's not true.

No, that's not true.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-06-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 2,616
Posted By johannielscom
Would really like to have one of these to...

Would really like to have one of these to accompany my very magnificent Horseman Convertible 842 camera... 6x7 and 4x5" are very similar in aspect ratio and for me it's the cat's meow, much more than...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-06-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 908
Posted By johannielscom
Currently I'm half way through the first roll of...

Currently I'm half way through the first roll of film, will be posting results to this thread once I have them!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-05-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 908
Posted By johannielscom
Oh that's interesting! Currently the lens has a...

Oh that's interesting! Currently the lens has a crescent moon black notch, and a black line to the distance scale. I'll post an image tonight!

Intersted to know the progressions of those focus...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-03-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 908
Posted By johannielscom
Remarkable Leica III with Elmar 5cm

A parcel from Berlin today brought a remarkable Leica III with even remarkable Elmar 5cm 3.5 lens, and a chrome VIDOM viewfinder.

The camera has serial no. 11378. It started out in life as a Leica I...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-03-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 712
Posted By johannielscom
Ow that's very useful. Bookmarked that.

Ow that's very useful.
Bookmarked that.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 990
Posted By johannielscom
I take pictures of my birth and home town, where...

I take pictures of my birth and home town, where there are many beautiful scenes and buildings that are usually obscured by ugly clutter like road signs, parked cars, hideous buildings, trees...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-30-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 11,073
Posted By johannielscom
Like the designs (Early Nippon Kogaku Nikkor...

Like the designs (Early Nippon Kogaku Nikkor design!) and the focal lengths, I'd spring for the 21mm in that size instantly if it only were available in LTM... :(
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,677
Posted By johannielscom
The Leica M8. And I also regret trading in an...

The Leica M8. And I also regret trading in an excellent Nikon D300 kit and a Leica M3 to get said M8.
Sold it after 6 months and never even touched a digital RF since.

About a year and a half ago I...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-30-2018
Replies: 436
Views: 83,586
Posted By johannielscom
HU for an unusual W-Nikkor-C 35mm 3.5 lens on...

HU for an unusual W-Nikkor-C 35mm 3.5 lens on...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-30-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,352
Posted By johannielscom
Later Jupiter lenses had a serial number that did...

Later Jupiter lenses had a serial number that did not start with a year of manufacture anymore.
The numbers that signal a year are 7 digits long, the numbers that are just number are 6 digits long.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-29-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 825
Posted By johannielscom
Hey! an LTM camera of an M camera with a known...

Hey!
an LTM camera of an M camera with a known correct adapter, both would do the job just fine!

Hoping you'll report back here in a while, eager to find out if these conversions are correctly...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-28-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 825
Posted By johannielscom
But 50mm is close enough to have close-up focus...

But 50mm is close enough to have close-up focus spot on and have infinity covered by the increased depth of field.
For 58mm, that might become an issue...

I wish Brian were here, he'd know whether...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-28-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 825
Posted By johannielscom
Looking at it, I'd say the front part and the...

Looking at it, I'd say the front part and the wide rear mount part are of different origin. They have different color and structure of paint, even though they appear to have been made from the same...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-27-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 835
Posted By johannielscom
Oh man, that was Ffordes? Good grief, what a...

Oh man, that was Ffordes?

Good grief, what a list. Let's hope the business can overcome that.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-27-2018
Replies: 549
Views: 158,918
Posted By johannielscom
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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-27-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,468
Posted By johannielscom
John, your pool seems to have developed a yellow...

John, your pool seems to have developed a yellow streak...
;)

Lovely colors though :)
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-26-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,991
Posted By johannielscom
This thread was moved to a whole forum dedicated...

This thread was moved to a whole forum dedicated to the camera :D

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?forumid=234
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-26-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,618
Posted By johannielscom
Thread from the dead! Been looking online for...

Thread from the dead!

Been looking online for the definitive answer on authentic Elmar 5cm lenses when you take the number of element reflections into account when you close the aperture, but...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-18-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 8,433
Posted By johannielscom
Hi Erik, saw this just now. Here's three...

Hi Erik,

saw this just now.

Here's three images of my metal KASAM cassettes. I have had another five of them before, which I foolishly sold at one point when I temporarily left Leica altogether. I...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-15-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By johannielscom
Liberate the optical block from the Contax...

Liberate the optical block from the Contax mount.
Get a Jupiter-3 where the glass is bad but the focusing mount is still good.
Unscrew the optical block from that.
Insert the Contax optical block,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-15-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,361
Posted By johannielscom
Had that trick performed on me too about a year...

Had that trick performed on me too about a year and a half ago. Their excuse: I sold on eBay UK 'and had not established a reputation as a seller there'. After some 175 positive feedbacks selling in...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-13-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 893
Posted By johannielscom
Get an old Linhof tripod, with the aluminum rail...

Get an old Linhof tripod, with the aluminum rail design. The name is profil something. Get a Linhof big ballhead with it.
Those can be had for like 50 bucks or 100 with the ballhead and it is the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-08-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By johannielscom
Topside back door. It's supposed to have a little...

Topside back door. It's supposed to have a little strip of black cotton inbetween the door and the rail. That's likely missing a bit, or the door is slightly warped
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 09-07-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,264
Posted By johannielscom
Are you guys okay with Canon introducing yet...

Are you guys okay with Canon introducing yet another lens mount?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-06-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,354
Posted By johannielscom
https://steemitimages.com/0x0/https://i.pinimg.com...

https://steemitimages.com/0x0/https://i.pinimg.com/originals/90/b9/0a/90b90a190452804bfd19a5ec92780843.jpg

Gee, I wonder who did the repairs on his cameras :D:D
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 09-06-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,264
Posted By johannielscom
Apparently the manufacturers are afraid buyers of...

Apparently the manufacturers are afraid buyers of expensive kit don't want to look like amateurs, so bulky cameras for seriousness are in order...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 09-06-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,264
Posted By johannielscom
Canon announces full-frame mirrorless camera as well

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/9/5/17822556/canon-eos-r-camera-hands-on-preview-photos

Enjoy the debate between the Nikon and Canon fans, get yr popcorn...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-06-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,354
Posted By johannielscom
Looks totally straight to me. How are your first...

Looks totally straight to me.
How are your first negatives with the lens? Anything wrong with them?

Oh and when you're using the hood, ditch the filter. Only fives you ghost reflections with bright...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2018
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,549
Posted By johannielscom
Some quality gifts to take to Berlin to my...

Some quality gifts to take to Berlin to my friends Lem and Lana :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-01-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,647
Posted By johannielscom
Very amusing to see all that squirming going on...

Very amusing to see all that squirming going on to find a rangefinder lens that meets the requirements. No need for all that if the result gets put before the equipment.

Does the lens have to be...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-01-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 4,570
Posted By johannielscom
Erik, This link...

Erik,

This link (https://www.cameraworks-uk.com/fullscreen-page/comp-j1jj73n5/fe8d8bc7-2774-437a-b416-0f1d379c27e1/6/%3Fi%3D6%26p%3Dqodnm%26s%3Dstyle-j8nidf20) shows the red blinds on a camera,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-31-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 4,570
Posted By johannielscom
Alan Starkie has the correct red blind material.

Alan Starkie has the correct red blind material.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 2,474
Posted By johannielscom
Wet plate and other historic processes will not...

Wet plate and other historic processes will not go away. They are used by artists who create their own cameras, plates and chemicals. https://www.cengage.co.uk/books/9781285089317/ There's good...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-25-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,007
Posted By johannielscom
https://i.imgur.com/8xm0rfZ.jpg That result...

https://i.imgur.com/8xm0rfZ.jpg



That result could come from a number of things, not just haze in the lens.
Might just as well be flare from shooting without a hood. Or come from shooting at box...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-20-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By johannielscom
Getting interested in the Koni Omegas. 6x7 is my...

Getting interested in the Koni Omegas. 6x7 is my kinda thing.

Any good addresses in EU or UK that sell them at a decent price?
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-20-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,341
Posted By johannielscom
Late to the party. I shoot 220 film and have...

Late to the party. I shoot 220 film and have several cameras for it. There's a decent stock in the freezer but I'm always on the lookout for more.
It's easier to travel with and I like rare...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By johannielscom
prepare for images coarse as wall paper, and if...

prepare for images coarse as wall paper, and if you're looking for cleaner images, get something else
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-18-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,198
Posted By johannielscom
Personally I covet the label 'photographer' so...

Personally I covet the label 'photographer' so I'd rather distinct between a photographer and a phonygrapher, the latter being a person who snaps with a phone, while the former creates photos with a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-17-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,198
Posted By johannielscom
phonygraphy.

phonygraphy.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-16-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By johannielscom
I 'settled' for the Super Ikonta B 532/16 many...

I 'settled' for the Super Ikonta B 532/16 many years ago, before they got into fashion online.
It has strap lugs and an uncoated 2.8 Tessar lens to boot. :cool:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-16-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,598
Posted By johannielscom
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/355/31455392253_948...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/355/31455392253_94810e225c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PVB7ec)
One kit to rule them all (https://flic.kr/p/PVB7ec) by Johan Niels Kuiper...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-16-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 737
Posted By johannielscom
Question, is there a good book on the...

Question, is there a good book on the conversions, that covers possible conversions over time etc?
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 08-15-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,262
Posted By johannielscom
Seems my future purchases of second-hand FF Sonys...

Seems my future purchases of second-hand FF Sonys are secured since I reckon it will be similar in the EU... :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-14-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By johannielscom
I see Rolleiflex Planar 2.8Fs with balsam...

I see Rolleiflex Planar 2.8Fs with balsam separation and marked front/rear elements. GBP 450 and 599...
Must be eBay mint then
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-14-2018
Replies: 2,134
Views: 600,341
Posted By johannielscom
First, glue a small disk cut from a soda can over...

First, glue a small disk cut from a soda can over the holes, than order a new leather cover from www.hugostudio.com for a Leica III where you request strap lugs cut out only, but not the slow times...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-13-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,684
Posted By johannielscom
Very happy to see that in 38 replies, I was the...

Very happy to see that in 38 replies, I was the only one mentioning the Ricoh GXR.
Now, to wait until the prices drop drastically and I'll get myself one once again...
:cool: :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-11-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,684
Posted By johannielscom
The Ricoh GXR, read here...

The Ricoh GXR, read here (https://www.johanniels.com/31-camera-gear-artikelen/mirrorless-cameras/48-ricoh-gxr-the-piccolo-leica-monochrom) on how it can be a budget alternative for a Leica Monochrom
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-11-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,364
Posted By johannielscom
Happy to read that Raid enjoys the Nikkor 35mm...

Happy to read that Raid enjoys the Nikkor 35mm 1.8 and Pyeh enjoys the Summaron 35mm 2.8 I sent them!

Have fun shooting those lenses, fellows
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-05-2018
Replies: 2,134
Views: 600,341
Posted By johannielscom
Erik, the Nikkor 35mm 2.5 with black aperture...

Erik,

the Nikkor 35mm 2.5 with black aperture scale that I own most certainly is brass with chrome, it is very heavy.
The aperture ring, I'm not so sure. It might be chemically blackened alloy, but...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-04-2018
Replies: 2,134
Views: 600,341
Posted By johannielscom
Erik, you might be right but it won't happen for...

Erik,

you might be right but it won't happen for me I'm afraid. I'm not shooting (and writing) much anymore, a 3.5 day working week takes up all my energy...:o

What a lovely combination you have...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-04-2018
Replies: 2,134
Views: 600,341
Posted By johannielscom
David, the Stingray leather I bought from...

David, the Stingray leather I bought from www.hugostudio.com. It's slightly thicker than the original vulcanite but that does not bother me at all. It looks so period correct and luxurious on the...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 08-04-2018
Replies: 53
Views: 2,389
Posted By johannielscom
Hipsters still being a thing: I dunno I'm not a...

Hipsters still being a thing: I dunno I'm not a hipster.

And it's more that I wonder, what is wrong with people making ugly new cameras?
:D
Forum: Large Format Film RF 08-04-2018
Replies: 53
Views: 2,389
Posted By johannielscom
Hideous hipster gear. I'll happily eat ramen...

Hideous hipster gear.

I'll happily eat ramen for a year to afford me a sturdy and genuinely beautiful mahogany-and-brass camera.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-03-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 2,830
Posted By johannielscom
Anton Corbijn - Closer, The American, A Most...

Anton Corbijn - Closer, The American, A Most Wanted Man
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-03-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,828
Posted By johannielscom
Price also depends on location. EU, the craze is...

Price also depends on location. EU, the craze is already subsiding. I have a very nice Mju-I (the 3.5 version) that I've been trying to trade for a some 120 or preferably 220 film but no luck so far....
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,498
Posted By johannielscom
DUK, Semantics over the title of this thread and...

DUK,

Semantics over the title of this thread and the included link are not to be confused with a meaningful contribution.

Cheers,
Johan
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-01-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,498
Posted By johannielscom
Smartphone photography is phonygraphy

Smartphone photography is phonygraphy
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-30-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,753
Posted By johannielscom
Take your...

Take your pick!

https://www.johanniels.com/camera-gear-blog-posts/medium-format/103-zi-super-ikonta-overview


:)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-30-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 666
Posted By johannielscom
@ jgrainger, selling your unused Jupiter-9 which...

@ jgrainger, selling your unused Jupiter-9 which with a potential focusing issue on either LTM or Contax is no problem when you list it for use with a Sony A7 series camera or a Fujifilm since these...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-30-2018
Replies: 1,096
Views: 238,093
Posted By johannielscom
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=107601&stc=1&d=1532937042

Quick comparison between the nickel Elmar 50mm 3.5 (uncoated pre-war lens) and the 2006 nickel...
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