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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-08-2016
Replies: 111
Views: 12,025
Posted By gilgsn
I used to own a Summilux Pre-Asph. I was dumb...

I used to own a Summilux Pre-Asph. I was dumb enough to sell it. That would be the first one I buy back. Performance below f2 was dismal, to say the least, but when the light was just right, that...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-14-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 31,780
Posted By gilgsn
On the fence.

Hello,

I am still on the fence about Micro-4/3. I had an Olympus OM-D E-M5 with the kit lens, and while not as good quality wise as my X100S, it was good enough. Of course I did not try any good...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-08-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,483
Posted By gilgsn
Thanks Joe, I looked again everywhere and can't...

Thanks Joe, I looked again everywhere and can't figure it out...

Gil.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-07-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,483
Posted By gilgsn
Hello Rob, Thanks, I did read the manual... I...

Hello Rob,

Thanks, I did read the manual... I can even tell you the AF/AE lock stuff is on page 159... But it does not work... Only using the AF/AE lock works but not with the shutter button. If I...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-07-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,483
Posted By gilgsn
Lumix GM5 exposure lock?

Hello,

I just got a new Panasonic GM5! So far so good... Though I can't get the camera to lock exposure with focus when I press the shutter button half way... Is it even possible? I did set AF/AE...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-11-2016
Replies: 210
Views: 28,609
Posted By gilgsn
No. I can't afford a new Leica. I had the M4-P,...

No.
I can't afford a new Leica. I had the M4-P, IIIc and M2. Even the used digital models are outside of my price range. I did spend $2K on a Summilux once though. I would simply not buy a digital...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-21-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 2,610
Posted By gilgsn
Hello, I'd suggest Ebay. Buy from someone who...

Hello,

I'd suggest Ebay. Buy from someone who has enough sales and a 100% rating. Ebay sellers do care about their rating. I never had a bad camera bought from Ebay.

Gil.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 11-18-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 6,041
Posted By gilgsn
You're right, looks like I only took about 2300...

You're right, looks like I only took about 2300 photos! Which makes it even worse! That's $0.73 per photo, way more expensive than film!

Gil.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 11-18-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 6,041
Posted By gilgsn
I have no idea.. There was only an invoice in the...

I have no idea.. There was only an invoice in the box. Presumably they changed the lens too. The fact that the camera had only about 4700 shots is what pissed me off the most. For a $1300 camera,...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 11-15-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 6,041
Posted By gilgsn
I got it back! It works, and I am $385 poorer....

I got it back! It works, and I am $385 poorer. With the repair that makes $0.36 per shot! Needless to say, I will not be buying a Fuji camera again. It might have been a lemon, but I have heard...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2015
Replies: 103
Views: 7,316
Posted By gilgsn
I will go back to film... With an M2, and...

I will go back to film... With an M2, and probably a Pentax 6x7.

Gil.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-23-2015
Replies: 164
Views: 21,516
Posted By gilgsn
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5663/20831660605_f2...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5663/20831660605_f2315ea50d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xJPGWa)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/xJPGWa) by Gil Photomaker (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-22-2015
Replies: 164
Views: 21,516
Posted By gilgsn
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8744/16799568058_12...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8744/16799568058_129fea7d60_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rAwbi9)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/rAwbi9) by Gil Photomaker (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-21-2015
Replies: 829
Views: 87,930
Posted By gilgsn
Hello, I owned an M4-P, M2 and IIIc.. Great...

Hello,

I owned an M4-P, M2 and IIIc.. Great cameras, and pretty cheap used.. Even had a Summilux 35mm Pre-Asph, which I stupidly sold. Nothing beats a film Leica IMHO. I will get another M2 as soon...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-19-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 6,041
Posted By gilgsn
Hello, Fuji wants $385.20! It think it is an...

Hello,

Fuji wants $385.20! It think it is an absolute shame to charge that much to fix a camera which at 5K shutter actuations is still practically new. If they don't lower their quote tommorrow...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-12-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 6,041
Posted By gilgsn
Hello, Well, the X100S is at Fuji NJ right now.....

Hello,

Well, the X100S is at Fuji NJ right now.. I hope they fix it quickly, and that I don't have to shell out a huge amount of money. Hopefully it can be repaired. I miss it. Keith, I have tried a...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-03-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 6,041
Posted By gilgsn
Hello, Thanks guys, I'll try calling Fuji on...

Hello,

Thanks guys, I'll try calling Fuji on Monday. I tried the firmware update, didn't help.. I can only take 2-3 photos between crashes now, very annoying.

Gil.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-03-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 6,041
Posted By gilgsn
Fuji X100S bites the dust. What now?

Hello,

I guess I just need to express my frustration here...

My X100S started locking up with a white screen, every few frames sometimes. Other times, it works for a while, but invariably, the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-08-2015
Replies: 98
Views: 10,544
Posted By gilgsn
Bokeh? I couldn't care less. To me bokeh means...

Bokeh? I couldn't care less. To me bokeh means "out of focus." I don't ascribe negative or positive qualities to it. It's out of focus, period.

Sometimes pushing the art angle too far is just silly....
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-10-2015
Replies: 2,588
Views: 646,259
Posted By gilgsn
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/424/18971418913_076...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/424/18971418913_076de71033_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/uUrtTx) by Gil . (https://www.flickr.com/photos/gilgsn/).
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2015
Replies: 55
Views: 3,806
Posted By gilgsn
F3 M2.

Hello,

It seems like every time I sell my F3, I buy another one later. I am on my third one. Looks like it will be the same for the M2, which I sold recently, and I already want another one...

Gil.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-01-2015
Replies: 369
Views: 69,090
Posted By gilgsn
I am waiting for the Fuji X100BW. Gil.

I am waiting for the Fuji X100BW.

Gil.
Forum: RFF Polls 03-29-2015
Replies: 157
Views: 25,350
Posted By gilgsn
I did, temporarily. That does not mean I am...

I did, temporarily. That does not mean I am giving up film. I just won't be able to develop film easily for a while, so I sold my M2 and got D2X for traveling (I also have a X100S). When I'm done...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-11-2015
Replies: 445
Views: 76,523
Posted By gilgsn
Hello, I had a IIIc, M4-P and M2. I sold the...

Hello,

I had a IIIc, M4-P and M2. I sold the M4-P and IIIc, and I will regret it. I am keeping the M2 for sure.

Gil.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-07-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 4,318
Posted By gilgsn
Hello, Seems like the problem might be the fact...

Hello,

Seems like the problem might be the fact that you are wearing glasses. I don't remember if you can fit a corrected eyepiece on the M2. If so, you should go that route. Framing wearing glasses...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-19-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 15,668
Posted By gilgsn
Hello, I used a regular F3HP. Of course I was...

Hello,

I used a regular F3HP. Of course I was working for a small newspaper and we had to buy our own gear... I think most photographers used the F3HP. Actually, most I knew used the cheaper FM2,...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-20-2014
Replies: 392
Views: 67,180
Posted By gilgsn
Like most people, price, and digital rot, which...

Like most people, price, and digital rot, which Leicas are not exempt from. I do love Leicas and the film bodies have a well deserved reputation. The digital ones however are a different beast. There...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-01-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 5,303
Posted By gilgsn
Hello, Simple solution.. You just don't slip the...

Hello,

Simple solution.. You just don't slip the film in and put it in as is, hoping it won't slip out.. You insert the film leader pointing back, then fold it over the lip... If I didn't have a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-27-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 5,255
Posted By gilgsn
Hello, I would keep the M4-P, M7 and probably...

Hello,

I would keep the M4-P, M7 and probably M3, though I prefer the M2 for the 35mm frameline...

Gil.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-15-2014
Replies: 3,172
Views: 497,138
Posted By gilgsn
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/58857/U58857I1413442673.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-14-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 789
Posted By gilgsn
Nice. I like the Tumblr images. The 500px ones...

Nice. I like the Tumblr images. The 500px ones look too polished to me, like everything else on 500px...

Gil.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-13-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 3,451
Posted By gilgsn
I pick this one (a little...

I pick this one (a little nudity):

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/showphoto.php?photoid=234896

Good composition, controversial subject, and a side of life few people see. The photo has...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-04-2014
Replies: 1,432
Views: 480,181
Posted By gilgsn
Makes me want an M8 just to put my Summilux...

Makes me want an M8 just to put my Summilux on!

Gil.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-01-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 3,460
Posted By gilgsn
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3871/14655442941_26...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3871/14655442941_26ba716ed8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ok3YAH)Steph (https://flic.kr/p/ok3YAH) by gilgsn (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2014
Replies: 292
Views: 16,031
Posted By gilgsn
Leica M2.. Gil.

Leica M2..

Gil.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-01-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 2,829
Posted By gilgsn
Hello, I recently bought the older Summicron for...

Hello,

I recently bought the older Summicron for a bit less than $600. The aperture blades were oily and the ring barely turned. I had Youxin Ye clean it and it came back as good as new for $80 plus...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-29-2014
Replies: 1,432
Views: 480,181
Posted By gilgsn
Summilux VS Nokton.

I had a hard time choosing between the Summilux and the Nokton 35. In the end, the Summilux won because I really do not like distortion, and the Leica doesn't show any. The price was hard to swallow...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-29-2014
Replies: 1,432
Views: 480,181
Posted By gilgsn
Mostly wide open... Same thing, I have to be very...

Mostly wide open... Same thing, I have to be very careful about the light then. I mean, I take the picture anyway, but might double-up from a different angle to increase my chances.

I am sure there...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-27-2014
Replies: 1,432
Views: 480,181
Posted By gilgsn
Sometimes the results I get with this lens are...

Sometimes the results I get with this lens are incredible, and sometimes just crappy. I haven't learned its intricacies yet.. One thing is sure, it's not your run-of-the-mill lens!

Gil.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-27-2014
Replies: 1,432
Views: 480,181
Posted By gilgsn
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3862/14760829130_3c...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3862/14760829130_3cdf477031_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oun7eY)Sunset (https://flic.kr/p/oun7eY) by gilgsn (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-25-2014
Replies: 95
Views: 12,194
Posted By gilgsn
Ok, I understand. To me it just doesn't matter....

Ok, I understand. To me it just doesn't matter. My concern is primarily improving my composition. A camera with a window in the corner seems to help, so that's what I use. I call it a viewfinder on...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-25-2014
Replies: 95
Views: 12,194
Posted By gilgsn
It is a viewfinder, not a rangefinder. You may...

It is a viewfinder, not a rangefinder. You may call it a digital rangefinder, but that is a misnomer. BTW the image on the EVF ("V" for "viewfinder) is an electronic representation of what the sensor...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-23-2014
Replies: 102
Views: 22,386
Posted By gilgsn
Another satisfied customer.

Hello,

Youxin Ye CLAed my IIIc and M2, as well as cleaned my Summicron 90mm. The Summitar I bought had been previously CLAed by him as well. Everything works great, no oil oozing out. The IIIc had...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-15-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,179
Posted By gilgsn
Being self-centered is inevitable. We each are...

Being self-centered is inevitable. We each are the center of our universe, or universes. Nothing wrong with that. You can be "intelligently" self-centered or "stupidly" self-centered, those are the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-13-2014
Replies: 2,164
Views: 612,635
Posted By gilgsn
Here is my IIIc next to my Pentax 6x7 for...

Here is my IIIc next to my Pentax 6x7 for size...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3837/14360705132_2e30f95cb4_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nT1njm)Pentax_6x7 (https://flic.kr/p/nT1njm) by gilgsn...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-13-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,311
Posted By gilgsn
Hello, I got an F3HP in excellent shape for...

Hello,

I got an F3HP in excellent shape for $200, which seems to be the going price for a really nice one. Make sure to ask if the LCD is nice and contrasty.. I highly recommend the F3. It is a very...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-08-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 5,897
Posted By gilgsn
Seems like a great buy. I recently got a beat-up...

Seems like a great buy. I recently got a beat-up M2 for $375, a CLA from Youxin Ye for $240 including a new film advance plate which had a broken tooth. So, a total of $615 for a user M2; not bad. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 4,270
Posted By gilgsn
35mm is the standard. Fuji made the X100 lens the...

35mm is the standard. Fuji made the X100 lens the equivalent of 35mm and other manufacturers of fixed lens cameras have done the same. 35 is a "wide-standard" lens close to our natural vision. I'd...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-02-2014
Replies: 262
Views: 40,358
Posted By gilgsn
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5588/14517786600_40...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5588/14517786600_40a1db5f36_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/o7Tsaw)Self, 2014. Summilux 35/1.4. (https://flic.kr/p/o7Tsaw) by gilgsn...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-31-2014
Replies: 3,172
Views: 497,138
Posted By gilgsn
My last digital B&W...

My last digital B&W keeper:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3847/14857754357_e9579634a0_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oCVSJz)
Burlesque (https://flic.kr/p/oCVSJz) by gilgsn...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-30-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 6,278
Posted By gilgsn
Hello, If you're going to use 120 film, you...

Hello,

If you're going to use 120 film, you might as well use as much of it per shot as you can... 6x9 or 6x7. I use the Pentax 6x7, which is a great camera with great lenses. I am selling one in...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-29-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 10,373
Posted By gilgsn
These days I would definitely go for a mirrorless...

These days I would definitely go for a mirrorless instead of a DSLR. The main factor f course is size. That said, a digital camera for me is "just" a digital camera... I would first look at...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-28-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 4,813
Posted By gilgsn
Except for the stains on the top... I used...

Except for the stains on the top... I used Fotoflo though, not sure what I am doing wrong...?

Gil.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-28-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,850
Posted By gilgsn
Hello, The characters at my favorite coffee...

Hello,

The characters at my favorite coffee shop:

http://public.fotki.com/gilgsn/bige/

Gil.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-28-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 4,813
Posted By gilgsn
Hello, Here is one shot from my HP5+ HRX-3...

Hello,

Here is one shot from my HP5+ HRX-3 experiment:

http://images51.fotki.com/v278/photos/4/3140694/12631517/IB_390-vi.jpg

Looks nice, low grain. Maybe slightly less contrast than...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-28-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 4,813
Posted By gilgsn
Hello, I've been using HP5 since the 80s. The...

Hello,

I've been using HP5 since the 80s. The paper I worked for had no other film. Always used HC-110, dissolution B, 6 minutes at 68F. I tried dissolution H but there was way too much grain. Today...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-25-2014
Replies: 1,714
Views: 440,227
Posted By gilgsn
Hello, I am selling one of my two Pentax 6x7s...

Hello,

I am selling one of my two Pentax 6x7s (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost-classifieds/showproduct.php/product/44734/title/pentax-6x7-with-meter-prism/cat/4).. I really don't need...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-25-2014
Replies: 77
Views: 5,448
Posted By gilgsn
I'll second the X100S suggestion. I use both the...

I'll second the X100S suggestion. I use both the X100S and my M2, M4-P. The Fuji is used for B&W low light situations and for color. A monochrom won't make your photography any better; you only can...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-18-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 5,185
Posted By gilgsn
I haven't owned a TV for a decade. No way I would...

I haven't owned a TV for a decade. No way I would ever get another one, ever. The commercials are insane and you can't get objective or truthful news anyway. Like Ko.Fe says, it is a propaganda...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-15-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 2,515
Posted By gilgsn
Humm... My IIIc is a 1946 model and it is...

Humm... My IIIc is a 1946 model and it is absolutely flawless aesthetically and in functionality... I have a 1949 Summitar on it; great combination.

Gil.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2014
Replies: 864
Views: 147,953
Posted By gilgsn
Hello, I've owned three F3s, all of them had...

Hello,

I've owned three F3s, all of them had blue numbers.

Gil.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-27-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 6,710
Posted By gilgsn
I'll second the Color Skopar suggestion here....

I'll second the Color Skopar suggestion here. Great lens. I hesitated between the Color Skopar, Ultron 1.4 and Summicron 40mm. In the end, checking out images on Flickr, I could not see a discernable...
Forum: RFF News 07-27-2014
Replies: 101
Views: 24,944
Posted By gilgsn
I'd like to see it implemented as well! Gil.

I'd like to see it implemented as well!

Gil.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 5,147
Posted By gilgsn
Sure, and you can buy a Zorki 4K for $50. I like...

Sure, and you can buy a Zorki 4K for $50. I like the Voightlanders mind you. They make affordable good products. However, the Leicas are a notch above. Not in functionality, but in quality... Just a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 5,147
Posted By gilgsn
Hello, You can buy a used Leica M for less than...

Hello,

You can buy a used Leica M for less than a new Voightlander... I just got an M2 for $435. I could buy a Russian lens and still be below a new Bessa price, body only...

It is actually very...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-22-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 5,147
Posted By gilgsn
I just posted a blog post about the M4-P being...

I just posted a blog post about the M4-P being the best choice to start with Leica:

http://gilblog.com/?p=2708

Gil.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-21-2014
Replies: 622
Views: 145,249
Posted By gilgsn
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3749/10899171984_0f...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3749/10899171984_0f2f1ca029_c.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-21-2014
Replies: 622
Views: 145,249
Posted By gilgsn
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3884/14656421934_32...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3884/14656421934_327f20810e_c.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-20-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 3,401
Posted By gilgsn
Hello, I have ordered from Japan as well and...

Hello,

I have ordered from Japan as well and always got very fast shipping and no troubles (in Florida).

I recently ordered a Summilux from Hong-Kong (not Japan obviousely!) and it was delivered to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-18-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,187
Posted By gilgsn
Maybe you can start a theme of taking photographs...

Maybe you can start a theme of taking photographs of people with their mouth open! Publish a zombie book... ;-)

Gil.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-18-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,530
Posted By gilgsn
Thanks Joe. One more... Sorry guys, I am pretty...

Thanks Joe.

One more... Sorry guys, I am pretty exited!

http://gilblog.com/Lux_3394739.jpg

It looks almost like new. I think I got a good deal. The glass looks pristine. Delivered from Honk Kong...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-18-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,530
Posted By gilgsn
Got it! http://gilblog.com/Summilux.jpg I can't...

Got it!

http://gilblog.com/Summilux.jpg

I can't wait to get out of the house and try it! The hood and filter are still on the way, so I guess I am going to inadvertently do some flare...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-18-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 9,600
Posted By gilgsn
I once had an Angenieux 180mm f2.3, Nikon mount....

I once had an Angenieux 180mm f2.3, Nikon mount. I stupidly sold it for a song. Now they go for $3500 and I certainly can't afford one... So, no, you can't always buy another one... Not all Leica...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-18-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,927
Posted By gilgsn
There is always FED and Zorki... I'd still keep...

There is always FED and Zorki... I'd still keep the M6...

Gil.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,927
Posted By gilgsn
Hello, I just got a beater M2 on...

Hello,

I just got a beater M2 on Ebay:

http://gilblog.com/M2_top.jpg

I don't think anyone is going to try to steal it..
Could be an option for you. You could make your M6 look unworthy of the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 9,600
Posted By gilgsn
Hello, I love Nikons but I would definitely let...

Hello,

I love Nikons but I would definitely let the FM3a go. Never sell a Leica lens! Try to keep the MP. If you can't, sell it and buy another M. Cheapest and best would be M4-P or M2.

DO NOT sell...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,530
Posted By gilgsn
Hello Phil, Yes, I have read that serial numbers...

Hello Phil,

Yes, I have read that serial numbers above 3000000 are supposed to have better coatings, but never saw any "official" mention of it. I am not reffering to the German made ones, but still...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-16-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,530
Posted By gilgsn
Awesome. If anyone has images to compare, please...

Awesome. If anyone has images to compare, please post!

Gil.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-16-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,530
Posted By gilgsn
Hello, Yes, well known fact. My question is, how...

Hello,

Yes, well known fact. My question is, how much better are the later serial number models?

Thanks,

Gil.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-15-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,530
Posted By gilgsn
Summilux 35mm late serial, better?

Hello,

I just pulled the trigger on a Summilux 35mm, serial #3394739. Just curious as to how much better the late serial numbers are? This one was presumably built in 1986 in Canada.

I am very...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-12-2014
Replies: 314
Views: 88,428
Posted By gilgsn
Hello, I just got a Pacific Image 120 yesterday....

Hello,

I just got a Pacific Image 120 yesterday. Upon taking it out of the box I heard a noise inside... Shook it a bit and a screw fell off. I scanned a few 6x7 negatives and the front door fell...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-12-2014
Replies: 864
Views: 147,953
Posted By gilgsn
Thanks David. It was easy to say I wanted a...

Thanks David. It was easy to say I wanted a picture of the cat, but she is an interesting character.. I cut her eyes out of the frame (thanks to the F3HP full frame precise viewfinder) because I did...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-11-2014
Replies: 864
Views: 147,953
Posted By gilgsn
From my first roll with the F3 and...

From my first roll with the F3 and 50/1.2:

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5484/14628825194_0ff997dfbb_c.jpg

Gil.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-09-2014
Replies: 3,336
Views: 575,623
Posted By gilgsn
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5471/11003708545_39...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5471/11003708545_39c464df81_c.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-08-2014
Replies: 864
Views: 147,953
Posted By gilgsn
Thanks Cal, I shot my first film with the...

Thanks Cal,

I shot my first film with the 50/1.2. Still need to scan it, but it look good. I am getting a Pacific Image 120 this week, so no use to scan with the old V500. I thought about the...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-06-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,279
Posted By gilgsn
Thanks, great advise! Gil.

Thanks, great advise!

Gil.
Forum: RFF News 07-05-2014
Replies: 269
Views: 132,487
Posted By gilgsn
Tapatalk.

Definitely Tapatalk if possible. I have been using it on radiopreppers.com for a long time, never had any security issues..

Gil.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-05-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,611
Posted By gilgsn
Only one half-decent shot with the X100S. The...

Only one half-decent shot with the X100S. The films, I will develop next week..

http://images15.fotki.com/v1624/photos/4/3140694/13080634/DSCF0804-vi.jpg

Gil.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-04-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,279
Posted By gilgsn
HP5 in HC-110, does dissolution H create more grain?

Hello,

I used to process HP5 in HC-110 dissolution B, but that was 27 years ago.. Recently I used it with dissolution H (1+63) for 11 minutes at 20C. My negatives are grainier than old ones I dug...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-04-2014
Replies: 99
Views: 19,667
Posted By gilgsn
Right... I am getting a new scanner next week,...

Right... I am getting a new scanner next week, but will try a more concentrated dissolution...

Gil.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-04-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,203
Posted By gilgsn
Hello, I went from M4-P to X100S, but the M4-P...

Hello,

I went from M4-P to X100S, but the M4-P is still my favorite. I only have one lens for it, a Color Skopar 35. Now I wish for a Leica lens. The X100S is very good, but digital doesn't render...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-04-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,611
Posted By gilgsn
Fourth of July.

Hello,

What are you guys shooting for the 4th of July?

I am taking my F3, M4-P and X100S. Planning on concentrating on photographing people on the street and at the fireworks...

Post your best...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-03-2014
Replies: 99
Views: 19,667
Posted By gilgsn
Thanks Jonathan, nice image. I did think about...

Thanks Jonathan, nice image. I did think about the Nokton 40mm, as it seems to be better than the 35.. What about framelines? Did you file it to get the 35 frameline to popup?

Something in my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-03-2014
Replies: 864
Views: 147,953
Posted By gilgsn
Hum... Personally, I would save up for a D3, or...

Hum... Personally, I would save up for a D3, or even get a D2Xs. I have always favored pro bodies, because they are much more rugged than the consumer models. I will probably do that at some point,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-02-2014
Replies: 99
Views: 19,667
Posted By gilgsn
Hello, I think the M4-P is underrated, which is...

Hello,

I think the M4-P is underrated, which is fine by me because I could actually afford one. I thought the lack of a meter would still bother me, but I had already been shooting with my IIIc and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-01-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 4,467
Posted By gilgsn
I will second what others have said, forget the...

I will second what others have said, forget the meter. I will even go further in saying that a meter like on the M6 might slow you down. This does not apply to the M7, but again, sometimes using...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-28-2014
Replies: 1,714
Views: 440,227
Posted By gilgsn
Thanks Doug, I hope I didn't leave mine ON and...

Thanks Doug, I hope I didn't leave mine ON and it's draining the $12 battery right now at home :eek: I think it was off though. Good to know it isn't a flaw. I love that camera and I had to have a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-28-2014
Replies: 260
Views: 57,988
Posted By gilgsn
My first Leica was the IIIc. I still own it and...

My first Leica was the IIIc. I still own it and love it. The size of the viewfinder bothered me a bit, but I added a SBOOI viewfinder and wow! Totally a different animal now. Zone focusing with the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-28-2014
Replies: 1,714
Views: 440,227
Posted By gilgsn
Quick question for you guys. I have two, each...

Quick question for you guys. I have two, each with a meter prism. On one prism, the needle is up when off. The other one has it's needle down when off... Is this normal? Where is your meter needle...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-28-2014
Replies: 183
Views: 27,782
Posted By gilgsn
I worked for a daily newspaper when I was 18-21....

I worked for a daily newspaper when I was 18-21. My camera of choice then was the F3, which is still one of my favorites. I once got a Leica M6 brochure from the shop, but could not afford one.

Fast...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-27-2014
Replies: 864
Views: 147,953
Posted By gilgsn
Darn, I just got my third F3 with MD-4. Stupidly...

Darn, I just got my third F3 with MD-4. Stupidly sold the first two. The first one I used while working for a daily newspaper when I was 18-21. I even had a motorcycle accident with it once, on a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-26-2014
Replies: 70
Views: 9,109
Posted By gilgsn
Primes. Except for sports or nature photography,...

Primes. Except for sports or nature photography, I do not think more than two or three lenses are necessary. I have a 35mm for my M4-P and I plan on getting a 90mm. That will cover 99% of my needs,...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-26-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,317
Posted By gilgsn
I usually prefer B&W photographs, but for this...

I usually prefer B&W photographs, but for this one, I vote color.

Gil.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 5,142
Posted By gilgsn
Quality means different things to different...

Quality means different things to different people. My X100S for instance is more than enough quality in terms of resolution. My Pentax 6x7 however beats it hands down for skin tones, "punch" and...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-24-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 4,970
Posted By gilgsn
The biggest mistake I made was to sell my gear...

The biggest mistake I made was to sell my gear during a long hiatus, including a couple Angenieux lenses that are worth thou$ands today.. I sold my beloved F3, bought a second one later because I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-24-2014
Replies: 1,585
Views: 202,560
Posted By gilgsn
http://images41.fotki.com/v1580/photos/4/3140694/1...

http://images41.fotki.com/v1580/photos/4/3140694/12631517/IB_262-vi.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-23-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 7,056
Posted By gilgsn
I think the Pentax 6x7 will work fine for street...

I think the Pentax 6x7 will work fine for street photography. I find it very easy to use even though it is so big and heavy. My only issue is about having to lug it around.. There is no question...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-19-2014
Replies: 107
Views: 8,129
Posted By gilgsn
Hello Raid, Sorry to hear about your troubles. I...

Hello Raid,

Sorry to hear about your troubles. I thought about getting a digital Leica but opted for the Fuji X100S. It does everything I need and looks a lot like my M4-P. Film cameras are...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-16-2014
Replies: 1,714
Views: 440,227
Posted By gilgsn
I made a blog entry on the camera:...

I made a blog entry on the camera: http://gilblog.com/?p=2674

Gil.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-16-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 24,754
Posted By gilgsn
Hello, Has anyone used a Firewire 400 to 800...

Hello,

Has anyone used a Firewire 400 to 800 converter cable with a Mac for the Coolscan 8000?

Gil.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-16-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 634
Posted By gilgsn
Local coffee shop, bar and beach project.

Hello,

I started taking photos of people at my favorite coffee shop. A lot of them are students at a nearby art school and there is another college close also. There are some really interesting...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-15-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 4,380
Posted By gilgsn
That does not concern me much. Sure, billions of...

That does not concern me much. Sure, billions of photos are taken, but how many are truly good ones? The sheer number will ensure that some gems come out, but it still takes work to produce a good...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-09-2014
Replies: 1,714
Views: 440,227
Posted By gilgsn
Thanks jwatts and mfogiel, yes, I do both. I did...

Thanks jwatts and mfogiel, yes, I do both. I did read somewhere about someone using a garment bag (clear plastic) to dry films, and I might try that.

Corran, are you in Florida? That landscape looks...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-09-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 7,056
Posted By gilgsn
I'll second what most people say here.. I...

I'll second what most people say here.. I recently bought a Pentax 6x7. While I really like my Leicas, the 6x7 beats them hands down for image quality. Even with a beat-up V500 scanner the images...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-07-2014
Replies: 1,714
Views: 440,227
Posted By gilgsn
Hi, yes, I sure did. The film advance feels a bit...

Hi, yes, I sure did. The film advance feels a bit worn out... I hope that can be fixed at some point. Other than that, the camera is awesome. I walked with it a couple miles and the weight is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-06-2014
Replies: 1,714
Views: 440,227
Posted By gilgsn
Darn, the last frame was cut, one-third missing,...

Darn, the last frame was cut, one-third missing, right at the end of the film..??

Gil.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-06-2014
Replies: 1,714
Views: 440,227
Posted By gilgsn
Another victim... Got mine today with a meter...

Another victim... Got mine today with a meter prism and f4.5 75mm. Developing the test roll now..

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3837/14360705132_2e30f95cb4_z.jpg

Gil.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-21-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,996
Posted By gilgsn
Depends on the hash used. If they still use...

Depends on the hash used. If they still use good'ol MD5, I'd be worried.. Anything more secure like SHA1 could not be broken by brute force, assuming your password isn't too easy.

For those who do...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-20-2014
Replies: 1,409
Views: 346,444
Posted By gilgsn
http://images9.fotki.com/v174/photos/4/3140694/126...

http://images9.fotki.com/v174/photos/4/3140694/12631517/DSCF0051-vi.jpg
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-19-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,500
Posted By gilgsn
Hello, I just got my X100S this morning! I set...

Hello,

I just got my X100S this morning! I set it for RAW+Jpeg B&W+yellow filter. Just in case I decide later that some images would be better in color. Who knows what I'll want to to do the images...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-19-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 7,867
Posted By gilgsn
I use the same iPhone app, meter the back of my...

I use the same iPhone app, meter the back of my hand, it works great!

Gil.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-16-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,344
Posted By gilgsn
You take a bunch of photos... If it's mostly well...

You take a bunch of photos... If it's mostly well exposed, it's working fine.. Given that every shot is going to be different with various light challenges, I do not believe meter precision is of...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-16-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 4,949
Posted By gilgsn
I put her name in Google Images and got many more...

I put her name in Google Images and got many more photos. Some are mocking her but most are just looking at her. The cops photo is the one good image she has.
I see nothing wrong with looking at...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-02-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,356
Posted By gilgsn
I need to find a girlfriend to get a dryer! Yep,...

I need to find a girlfriend to get a dryer! Yep, ordering new spools... Or a stainless steel tank and reels, not sure yet...

Gil.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-02-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,356
Posted By gilgsn
Drying plastic spools, advise.

Don't put them in the oven at 170F to dry them, even for a few minutes!
Yeah... :rolleyes:

Gil.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,816
Posted By gilgsn
In the furure I believe everything we see will be...

In the furure I believe everything we see will be recorded. Photography will then be the selection of images from what we see daily. It will be about remembering that decisive moment as a photograph...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-16-2014
Replies: 310
Views: 78,389
Posted By gilgsn
Do you guys notice the focus shift problem or can...

Do you guys notice the focus shift problem or can it be safely ignored in most cases?

Thanks,

Gil.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-12-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,675
Posted By gilgsn
Thanks Andy.

Thanks Andy.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 01-11-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 3,272
Posted By gilgsn
Comparing Leica and Sony is ridiculous. The A7s...

Comparing Leica and Sony is ridiculous. The A7s have no commonalities with Leicas at all except being full frame and mirror-less. EVF, SLR-like prism-shaped bulge on top, loud shutter, AF, the list...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-11-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,994
Posted By gilgsn
Why replace a 35mm film rangefinder by another...

Why replace a 35mm film rangefinder by another 35mm film rangefinder that does exactly the same thing? AE isn't important enough in my opinion to warrant a change. I use an M4-P with no meter and...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-07-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 14,569
Posted By gilgsn
I'd want a X-Pro1s, weather sealed with the same...

I'd want a X-Pro1s, weather sealed with the same sensor as the X100S.
That would be a better move for them...

Gil.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-07-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,675
Posted By gilgsn
If the middle body is plastic, does it at least...

If the middle body is plastic, does it at least feel rigid? Is it some kind of leatherette, or is the texturing part of the plastic molding?
Does the X-E2 feel more plasticky?

Thanks,

Gil.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-02-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 9,523
Posted By gilgsn
I use it with my M4-P and IIIc. It works...

I use it with my M4-P and IIIc. It works flawlessly. I do meter the back of my hand and always get good exposures. People think I'm taking a picture of my nails though, it looks a little gay but hey,...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-01-2014
Replies: 825
Views: 167,346
Posted By gilgsn
I would say a compact film RF with a fixed 40mm....

I would say a compact film RF with a fixed 40mm. Maybe with a retractable lens like the Minox 35 GT. Quiet (leaf?) shutter and manual film advance. Built-in meter and electronic shutter with aperture...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2013
Replies: 160
Views: 15,054
Posted By gilgsn
"Exploitation" would be putting these people to...

"Exploitation" would be putting these people to work without paying them.. Taking their photographs is not exploiting them. He's the one doing the work and taking the risks. They just shoot...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2013
Replies: 211
Views: 18,093
Posted By gilgsn
M4-P with a 35mm I need to buy. Thinking about...

M4-P with a 35mm I need to buy. Thinking about the Voightlander Color Skopar..

Gil.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-23-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 7,911
Posted By gilgsn
Hello, I use HP5+ at 400ISO with HC-110...

Hello,

I use HP5+ at 400ISO with HC-110 dissolution H (1+63) at 60F/20C for eleven minutes. Two inversions every minute. Works great.
25 years ago I remember for some reason I always exposed it at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2013
Replies: 112
Views: 11,462
Posted By gilgsn
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3761/10920942165_84a...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3761/10920942165_84a5a764f1_c.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 3,548
Posted By gilgsn
Well, I have seen photos taken with the J12 and...

Well, I have seen photos taken with the J12 and they are far from being as sharp as the Zeiss. That said, they might be sharp enough, so, maybe worth a try... Thanks for the suggestion.

Here is one...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 3,548
Posted By gilgsn
Nice post. I am sort of doing the same. Bought a...

Nice post. I am sort of doing the same. Bought a IIIc three months ago with a Summitar 2/50mm. Great camera! I was amazed that I could get a Leica for little more than $200. I decided to send it for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-09-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 19,667
Posted By gilgsn
Great looking camera! I got my first M last...

Great looking camera! I got my first M last month, also an M4-P in black, and I love it!

Gil.
Forum: RFF Polls 12-08-2013
Replies: 303
Views: 127,852
Posted By gilgsn
Mine: http://www.ebay.com/itm/261345487618 Gil.

Mine: http://www.ebay.com/itm/261345487618

Gil.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-08-2013
Replies: 82
Views: 14,679
Posted By gilgsn
I am saving up for a X100S or X-E2. The X100S is...

I am saving up for a X100S or X-E2. The X100S is first on my list. It won't replace my m4-P but I plan on using it for evening/low-light shots. They are two different things in my mind. Digital has...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-08-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,194
Posted By gilgsn
Thanks guys, so I see there are no reasons not to...

Thanks guys, so I see there are no reasons not to get one besides the bulk, great.

Gil.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-07-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,194
Posted By gilgsn
Elmarit 2.8/135mm with goggles for M4-P?

Hello,

What is the general consensus about this lens? Would it work on an M4-P and how does these "goggles" affect picture taking? I see them around $400 on ebay and that is a great price... Any...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-07-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 7,179
Posted By gilgsn
Applying these criteria it would be the Leica I....

Applying these criteria it would be the Leica I. Without a rangefinder the camera can still take photographs. That said, any entirely manual Leica would be close. Adding electronics in my opinion...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-25-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 3,375
Posted By gilgsn
I can see the similarities with the North of...

I can see the similarities with the North of France where I took that photograph around 1985 (been scanning old negatives and prints).. It was a small festival in the town of Deulemont near the...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-25-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 3,375
Posted By gilgsn
Sand

Here is my choice, for my first ever pick of the week:

By Anu L Ogy

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/35168/U35168I1385000864.SEQ.0.jpg

Surprising on my part because usually I...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-25-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 3,375
Posted By gilgsn
Thanks Ko.Fe, and Froyd: For making me dicover...

Thanks Ko.Fe, and Froyd:

For making me dicover Harry Benson. He has a great web site: http://www.harrybenson.com/
Awesome work (his, not mine)!

Gil.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-24-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,575
Posted By gilgsn
Just weird.. I wouldn't have paid more than the...

Just weird.. I wouldn't have paid more than the price of an M for it. Whatever people do with their money is their business though. Me, I'd rather spend $1.8M on a sailing yacht, if I had that kind...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-22-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 9,093
Posted By gilgsn
Sure you can, you put the speed dial on "T" and...

Sure you can, you put the speed dial on "T" and press the shutter. I do it on my IIIc all the time..
Only thing is, you need to take the lens off.

Gil.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 11-19-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,979
Posted By gilgsn
Thanks John. That manual goes into my list of...

Thanks John. That manual goes into my list of keepers! Yes, I remember things working much better 25yrs ago.. I used to be able to dial in my shutter speed and aperture just by looking.. Same for...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 11-18-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,979
Posted By gilgsn
Same issue with my Leica IIIc... Gil.

Same issue with my Leica IIIc...

Gil.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-18-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 611
Posted By gilgsn
I had a great time there around 1993... Great...

I had a great time there around 1993... Great people and country. Some images on my Flickr page...

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2869/10680920104_542d859648_z.jpg

Gil.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 11-18-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,979
Posted By gilgsn
Hello Andy. The meter is a Gossen Sixtar, battery...

Hello Andy. The meter is a Gossen Sixtar, battery powered. I did get a new battery for it, but did not check the voltage, which I will do. Sometimes batteries will lose voltage when stored for too...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 11-18-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,979
Posted By gilgsn
Thanks guys. For that shot I walked to the wall,...

Thanks guys. For that shot I walked to the wall, flipped the white plastic bulb on the sensor and measured direct light. Most shots show overexposure whether I use reflected or direct light...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 11-18-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,979
Posted By gilgsn
Over Exposing.

Hello,

I could use some advise on correcting exposure and development time.. Here is an image that I wish had been correctly exposed:

http://keskydee.com/images/Chalk_21_s.jpg

Low contrast and...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-15-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,529
Posted By gilgsn
Blue? http://keskydee.com/images/IIIc_Strap.jpg ...

Blue?

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Gil.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-13-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,182
Posted By gilgsn
Thanks guys for pointing out composition issues,...

Thanks guys for pointing out composition issues, much helpful.

Gil.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-12-2013
Replies: 117
Views: 8,819
Posted By gilgsn
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2852/10681052463_4c1...

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2852/10681052463_4c1e009249_o.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-12-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,182
Posted By gilgsn
What's wrong with this photo?

Hello,

I hope this is the right place for posting. I first thought this photo I took was decent, but then something is nagging me... I can't put my finger on it. Other than the girl's interesting...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-11-2013
Replies: 90
Views: 6,891
Posted By gilgsn
That one was taken with a Nikkor 2.5/105. I...

That one was taken with a Nikkor 2.5/105. I didn't have the Leica then :-) Still pretty close, also in a glider.

Gil.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-11-2013
Replies: 90
Views: 6,891
Posted By gilgsn
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5530/10744350885_bda...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5530/10744350885_bda524287e_c.jpg
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-11-2013
Replies: 120
Views: 11,570
Posted By gilgsn
I used to be a professional, albeit just a local...

I used to be a professional, albeit just a local newspaper correspondent. Now I am an amateur. My photographs look the same... I just don't get films and chemicals for free anymore :-(

Gil.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-08-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 5,354
Posted By gilgsn
I used to work for a daily newspaper and a stop...

I used to work for a daily newspaper and a stop bath chemical was not something that was on their shopping list.. Water works fine.

Gil.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-08-2013
Replies: 1,215
Views: 434,303
Posted By gilgsn
Sure Peter. I was riding the bus back home when I...

Sure Peter. I was riding the bus back home when I saw huge flames in the distance. I asked the driver to stop and got off. There was a farm on fire! The guy on the right is the owner, definitely...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-08-2013
Replies: 1,215
Views: 434,303
Posted By gilgsn
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5497/10744087853_a6e...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5497/10744087853_a6e1be6a10_b.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-08-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 598
Posted By gilgsn
First IIIc roll.

Obviousely some negative drying problems and more grain than I didn't expect with Tri-X in HC100. Probably a temperature issue. I used the HC110(H) at 20°C but the other steps warmer thereafter. I...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-07-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 13,199
Posted By gilgsn
Thanks Wil. It's for an M4-P too ;-) I guess we...

Thanks Wil. It's for an M4-P too ;-) I guess we want perfect fast lenses but there is no such thing. In all practicality, this lens seems good enough. I don't like the distortion much, but it is only...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-06-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 13,199
Posted By gilgsn
Hello, I would like to know how it compares to...

Hello,

I would like to know how it compares to it's 40mm cousin..? A 5mm difference isn't much and the 40mm should have less distortion.. It is even cheaper. So, is there a catch aside from the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-05-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 5,689
Posted By gilgsn
Digital in general.. I had hopes for the Df, but...

Digital in general.. I had hopes for the Df, but they crammed it full with "digital" features, which is contradictory to their promotional message. No interchangeable focusing screen is ridiculous....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-05-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 3,937
Posted By gilgsn
Those images on how to file the flange are a bit...

Those images on how to file the flange are a bit confusing as the arrow points at different points depending on the photo.. Is it the top of the flange, or the slanted side of it that needs to be...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-02-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,744
Posted By gilgsn
M4-p

I can't wait to get mine. Just bought it from someone here. It took me a while to decide on the model. First, I didn't have much money to spend. I wanted a user camera, something I wouldn't hesitate...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-30-2013
Replies: 206
Views: 291,781
Posted By gilgsn
I own a 1946 Leica IIIc and I communicate via...

I own a 1946 Leica IIIc and I communicate via radio using Morse code.. That's vintage!

Gil.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-27-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,289
Posted By gilgsn
Adaptor.

You can find a cheap 39mm adapter on Ebay.. That's what I did for mine, works great.

Gil.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-25-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,871
Posted By gilgsn
The M8 would probably be a better candidate to...

The M8 would probably be a better candidate to compare to the RD-1. Both are no longer made. I believe the M8 is still a good choice today, but the RD-1 is a bit behind.

Gil.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-22-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,045
Posted By gilgsn
It doesn't matter what cameras you take with you....

It doesn't matter what cameras you take with you. You will soon be left with only one, the lightest, and having shipped a lot of gear back home... Rule of thumb is, your pack should be no more than...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-17-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 6,325
Posted By gilgsn
Lubitel 166B. Cheap plastic box, but fun to play...

Lubitel 166B. Cheap plastic box, but fun to play with. Surprisingly the pictures came out fairly good. The title might change since I am waiting for a Zorki 4K, but I can't imagine it being worse...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-16-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,335
Posted By gilgsn
SBOOI Viewfinder, WAOH!

Hello,

I just received a SBOOI 5cm viewfinder. Amazing! Is all I can say. Going from the tiny IIIc viewfinder to this marvel turns my Leica into a new camera. The IIIc viewfinder works, mind you,...
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