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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-27-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By martinjames
I always wondered about Tom's assessment...

I always wondered about Tom's assessment regarding those lens production years (and perhaps some other things, as well). I mean, it sounded plausible but I wondered if someone else really...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-26-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 62,406
Posted By martinjames
Regarding the Hektor 135, do you see any trace of...

Regarding the Hektor 135, do you see any trace of the serial number on the barrel section below the aperture ring? (see the example in my pictures, post #112. My 1936 lens has the number on both...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-17-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By martinjames
To be honest, I've never gotten along with any...

To be honest, I've never gotten along with any multi-finder I've tried so far. I do have a VIDOM (earlier version of the VIOOH, essentially) and also a TEWE multi-finder that covers 35 - 180mm....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-13-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,597
Posted By martinjames
Here's one from China that I got a few months...

Here's one from China that I got a few months ago, via ebay, for my Hektor 28. Seems to screw in and function just fine. Cheap, too.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48891419518_d4a931880b_o.jpg...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-13-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 62,406
Posted By martinjames
Mine: 9cm Elmar 457015 (1938) - uncoated 13.5cm...

Mine:

9cm Elmar 457015 (1938) - uncoated
13.5cm Hektor 325554 (1936) - uncoated
13.5cm Hektor 699967 (1949) - coated, sharkskin

Differences between the two Hektors can be seen (aperture markings,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-30-2019
Replies: 231
Views: 62,886
Posted By martinjames
Summar (1938), FP4+, scan of print...

Summar (1938), FP4+, scan of print (8x10)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7903/33057770628_e6d18e9604_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SncHuy)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-28-2019
Replies: 1,118
Views: 241,078
Posted By martinjames
Hektor 2.8cm, uncoated. Double-X / Rodinal / Adox...

Hektor 2.8cm, uncoated. Double-X / Rodinal / Adox print


https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4822/33057770668_1e8a7d5507_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SncHvf)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-24-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By martinjames
Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. Finally, I...

Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. Finally, I was able to get a few from a local source and they fit much better. It turns out they are made in Germany by Hama. They are definitely shorter than...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-23-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By martinjames
Tripod thread adapter?

I've owned quite a few Leica camera bodies over the years so it seems like I would have had this issue come up before, but no...

Now I have 2 cameras for which I need thread adapters (IIIc and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-22-2019
Replies: 2,164
Views: 612,675
Posted By martinjames
IIIb (1939), Hektor 2.8cm (1939), Nippon Kogaku...

IIIb (1939), Hektor 2.8cm (1939), Nippon Kogaku 28mm VF


https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4803/32967940688_a56acd5439_o.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4878/32967940638_2a94b3558b_o.jpg...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-16-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,477
Posted By martinjames
The view through the SBLOO is excellent, as is...

The view through the SBLOO is excellent, as is the SBOOI. The SBLOO is, however, not a small item. It's huge compared to the SBOOI. I sold the one I used to have but might be needing a 35 finder...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-08-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 6,676
Posted By martinjames
No one has mentioned using these loaders...

No one has mentioned using these loaders specifically with Leica brass film cassettes (FILCA or IXMOO) so I thought I'd just add, for the benefit of anyone considering their use in daylight loaders....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-07-2019
Replies: 2,164
Views: 612,675
Posted By martinjames
Sharkskin combination: IIIc (1950) with black,...

Sharkskin combination: IIIc (1950) with black, coated Hektor 135 (1949), SHOOC finder.


https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7822/46602809822_c8db1ae4e3_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2e18zK5)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-25-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 8,627
Posted By martinjames
Yes, that nickel Heliar looks great and does...

Yes, that nickel Heliar looks great and does evoke the rigid Summar. Too bad they made only 600 of them!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-25-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 8,627
Posted By martinjames
So far, I've resisted the siren call of the Model...

So far, I've resisted the siren call of the Model I but beautiful examples such as this are starting to affect me...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-25-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 8,627
Posted By martinjames
Leica II, No. 1006xx (1932/33), just recently...

Leica II, No. 1006xx (1932/33), just recently acquired from another RFF member. Shown here with a 1932 nickel Elmar.


https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7915/46463569851_478935d9df_o.jpg...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-11-2018
Replies: 2,164
Views: 612,675
Posted By martinjames
presspass, I can answer your questions regarding...

presspass, I can answer your questions regarding the baseplate. The modified coin simply replaces a smaller washer that normally sits in that position. The threaded screw passes through the penny and...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-09-2018
Replies: 1,090
Views: 208,459
Posted By martinjames
pmiller, it looks like you're off to a good...

pmiller, it looks like you're off to a good start. I'm just about to begin my printing session today (in my bathroom/darkroom). It's the most fun I'll have all weekend, without a doubt!

James
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-08-2018
Replies: 1,090
Views: 208,459
Posted By martinjames
Black Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park Leica,...

Black Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park
Leica, 1938 Summar, FP4+, on Adox paper


https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4818/32363990618_43b716d793_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RiTUSf)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-29-2018
Replies: 231
Views: 62,886
Posted By martinjames
1938 Summar, FP4+, on Adox MCC110...

1938 Summar, FP4+, on Adox MCC110 (8x10)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4874/46060774582_ed2daa3eaf_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dbevxU)on Flickr
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-27-2018
Replies: 460
Views: 56,916
Posted By martinjames
Tri-X 35mm

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4840/44294380570_aea744ca7d_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2au9h9J) on Flickr


Scan of a print on Adox MCC 110 paper.

From a few years ago in Central Park, New York, on a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-11-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 939
Posted By martinjames
I wish the Bobinquick, or some modern-made...

I wish the Bobinquick, or some modern-made loader, would handle FILCA and IXMOO cassettes. I have two Alden 74 loaders, which appear to be identical to the Watson 66/66B, and they generally work -...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-25-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,150
Posted By martinjames
The somewhat muted colors of Portra 160 I like...

The somewhat muted colors of Portra 160 I like very much. A few from a couple of weeks ago:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1971/31047647228_fbf09e8c38_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PiziQy) by James...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-24-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By martinjames
Here's an earlier discussion regarding cleaning a...

Here's an earlier discussion regarding cleaning a 135 Hektor:

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=81698

Looks like he went in by removing the rear lens element.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-18-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 8,627
Posted By martinjames
This thread is killing me. I sold my really clean...

This thread is killing me. I sold my really clean black II a couple of years ago to raise funds for other stuff... bad bad bad idea. Regrets, I have 'em.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-07-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 15,571
Posted By martinjames
BTW, today is the first time I've uploaded an...

BTW, today is the first time I've uploaded an image to the Gallery here at RFF, so as to copy image address, then insert it into a post. In the Gallery this image is able to be viewed larger. How...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-07-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 15,571
Posted By martinjames
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1884/44494036032_0d...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1884/44494036032_0d50337426_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2aMMyLh)

I received my 5 rolls of P30 quite some time ago but just recently ran my first roll. This was taken...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-06-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,994
Posted By martinjames
Rick, you may well be right about the red...

Rick, you may well be right about the red dial/black dial distinction, which I did not consider. I no longer have the If that I mentioned but I did find some pictures of it. It was a red dial and did...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-05-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,994
Posted By martinjames
Rick, By the way, that restored IIf looks...

Rick,

By the way, that restored IIf looks great!

I just had a look through my copy of Jim Lager's book (Vol. 1 - Cameras) and it does appear that the lack of screws begins with the IIIf and IIf....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-31-2015
Replies: 1,118
Views: 241,078
Posted By martinjames
Same here, I think I'll give Ektar a try again....

Same here, I think I'll give Ektar a try again. I've been so attached to Portra for quite a while but have recently seen several Ektar shots that really looked great!

James
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-15-2015
Replies: 231
Views: 62,886
Posted By martinjames
Really nice shots there, Lynn. James

Really nice shots there, Lynn.

James
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-10-2015
Replies: 622
Views: 145,252
Posted By martinjames
Indeed, that is some impressive curvature going...

Indeed, that is some impressive curvature going on there!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-30-2015
Replies: 1,118
Views: 241,078
Posted By martinjames
Of course there must be some users of the 2.8cm...

Of course there must be some users of the 2.8cm Hektor, but regarding your earlier suggestion that this must have been a popular lens, perhaps not so much. Laney's Leica guide indicates a total...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-18-2015
Replies: 341
Views: 118,293
Posted By martinjames
Another of the Summer 1945 IIIcK cameras with an...

Another of the Summer 1945 IIIcK cameras with an early 1950's coated Elmar. Note the B setting mark, apparently a change from the 391xxx...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-15-2015
Replies: 552
Views: 161,628
Posted By martinjames
+1 Sherry had my IIIg for more than one year and...

+1

Sherry had my IIIg for more than one year and never touched it. I also had a phone conversation with her soon after she received it and I got the same impression. Well, not just impression… she...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-15-2015
Replies: 341
Views: 118,293
Posted By martinjames
My unmarked K (#393534) is also one of those...

My unmarked K (#393534) is also one of those Summer 1945 cameras. Mine has the B mark instead of Z. Did these cameras mark Leica's first use of B for bulb, rather than Z for zeit?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-09-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 13,216
Posted By martinjames
Frank, Yes, I have one from 1960, the first year...

Frank,
Yes, I have one from 1960, the first year of production.
According to my Leica reference books there were a little less than 3300 made in LTM.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-25-2015
Replies: 341
Views: 118,293
Posted By martinjames
Yes, no doubt about the smooth operation of the...

Yes, no doubt about the smooth operation of the IIIf (and related models) when properly serviced. My IIIf was serviced by Don (DAG) and it runs very nicely, indeed. The IIIcK was also serviced and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-25-2015
Replies: 341
Views: 118,293
Posted By martinjames
I've not seen such service info/parts lists but I...

I've not seen such service info/parts lists but I have no doubt this is correct. So the unmarked 1945 IIIcK (393xxx) that I have might best be thought of as... an interesting transitional item? In...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-25-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By martinjames
lxmike, that Summar has the index mark at f2.9...

lxmike, that Summar has the index mark at f2.9 and the little notch/tab that were intended for use with the early Agfa color film/filter system. Later Summars no longer had these features. Although,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-08-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,792
Posted By martinjames
Tom, that's an interesting idea about keeping the...

Tom, that's an interesting idea about keeping the scissors connected to one's self! I also use a cardboard tray to keep all the items together in front of me in the dark. I try to always set any...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-08-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,792
Posted By martinjames
Same here, Ben. I enjoy the retro aspect of using...

Same here, Ben. I enjoy the retro aspect of using the Leica cassettes and there is also the lack of the velvet lip thing, too. They work great and if handled properly, they'll last indefinitely. Or...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-07-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,792
Posted By martinjames
Hi Ben, I have a pair of Alden 74 loaders I use...

Hi Ben,
I have a pair of Alden 74 loaders I use with FILCA and IXMOO cassettes. I'm not certain but the Alden appears to be basically the same as the Watson 66B. At least, looking at pictures of the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-06-2015
Replies: 260
Views: 57,989
Posted By martinjames
I'll give that a +1

I'll give that a +1
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-18-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 4,714
Posted By martinjames
I have a couple of uncoated Summars. The nicer of...

I have a couple of uncoated Summars. The nicer of the two, a 1938 chrome model, is the closest to new of any of my 1930's lenses. Beautifully clean glass, which is not easy to find… but not...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-08-2014
Replies: 399
Views: 57,722
Posted By martinjames
Hi Gary, That 2nd shot does look a bit flare-y....

Hi Gary,
That 2nd shot does look a bit flare-y. But I'm wondering if a separate issue with these is with their development (time and/or agitation amount). There is a marked difference between these...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-30-2014
Replies: 152
Views: 41,106
Posted By martinjames
Thanks, teddy! I had fun shooting this iconic...

Thanks, teddy!
I had fun shooting this iconic structure in NYC. Very late afternoon light is perfect for it.

James
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-29-2014
Replies: 152
Views: 41,106
Posted By martinjames
http://fotografie-m-james.smugmug.com/Summaron35/i...

http://fotografie-m-james.smugmug.com/Summaron35/i-JPb3chc/0/XL/Museum4-XL.jpg

Chiaroscuro
IIIf, Summaron, Tri-X
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-29-2014
Replies: 152
Views: 41,106
Posted By martinjames
http://fotografie-m-james.smugmug.com/Summaron35/i...

http://fotografie-m-james.smugmug.com/Summaron35/i-Zvbxv5k/0/XL/Museum1-XL.jpg

Summaron, Tri-X
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-29-2014
Replies: 152
Views: 41,106
Posted By martinjames
http://fotografie-m-james.smugmug.com/Summaron35/i...

http://fotografie-m-james.smugmug.com/Summaron35/i-CHcnXNk/0/XL/TheMaine-XL.jpg

Summaron, Tri-X
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-18-2014
Replies: 152
Views: 41,106
Posted By martinjames
Homage to Anton F....

Homage to Anton F. Baumann:

http://fotografie-m-james.smugmug.com/Summaron35/i-6wzXBm7/0/XL/Intl_2-XL.jpg

If you have a copy of Baumann's The Leica Book In Color (1938) you might recognize this...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-18-2014
Replies: 152
Views: 41,106
Posted By martinjames
At the UN, while visiting NYC last...

At the UN, while visiting NYC last...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-02-2014
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,869,156
Posted By martinjames
The guy I work for has one of the giant display...

The guy I work for has one of the giant display M's. Quite impressive sitting on the shelf, right next to actual M cameras, I can assure you!
Now, he just needs to get one of the matching, giant...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-23-2014
Replies: 316
Views: 73,020
Posted By martinjames
Thanks very much for your comment. I'm glad you...

Thanks very much for your comment. I'm glad you enjoy them!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-22-2014
Replies: 316
Views: 73,020
Posted By martinjames
1960 Telyt 20cm, UV filter, Visoflex III + OUBIO,...

1960 Telyt 20cm, UV filter, Visoflex III + OUBIO, M4, Portra...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-21-2014
Replies: 399
Views: 57,722
Posted By martinjames
Upon further reflection that actually makes more...

Upon further reflection that actually makes more sense, doesn't it… especially regarding the roadway. Duh.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-21-2014
Replies: 316
Views: 73,020
Posted By martinjames
Thanks, presspass. My Viso IIa is a screwmount...

Thanks, presspass. My Viso IIa is a screwmount version so of course I need to use the III with the M4. The "fast mirror up" mode on the III seems better to me, as it allows you to lower the trigger...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-20-2014
Replies: 316
Views: 73,020
Posted By martinjames
Telyt 20cm, Visoflex III, M4,...

Telyt 20cm, Visoflex III, M4,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-20-2014
Replies: 399
Views: 57,722
Posted By martinjames
bigeye, that's cool that you were able to fairly...

bigeye, that's cool that you were able to fairly closely match the shot from 1953. I always enjoy these kinds of comparisons, looking at the passage of time…
Quite interesting to see how much has...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-15-2014
Replies: 316
Views: 73,020
Posted By martinjames
1959 Summicron 90, Velvia...

1959 Summicron 90, Velvia 50

http://fotografie-m-james.smugmug.com/Summicron90/i-wX2F8qS/0/XL/juggler_90-XL.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-11-2014
Replies: 622
Views: 145,252
Posted By martinjames
Hello, lcp12345 and welcome to the forum. The...

Hello, lcp12345 and welcome to the forum.
The later, coated lenses will have slightly greater contrast and perhaps better color representation than the uncoated versions. Determining which is better...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-05-2014
Replies: 316
Views: 73,020
Posted By martinjames
Summicron 50 M,...

Summicron 50 M, TriX

http://fotografie-m-james.smugmug.com/Summicron50/i-h5HsJBt/0/XL/deFat-XL.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-04-2014
Replies: 316
Views: 73,020
Posted By martinjames
50mm Summicron...

50mm Summicron M

http://fotografie-m-james.smugmug.com/Summicron50/i-4s4Bjxc/0/XL/scooter1-XL.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-03-2014
Replies: 470
Views: 98,649
Posted By martinjames
I've been enjoying my screwmount Summaron 35mm...

I've been enjoying my screwmount Summaron 35mm f2.8 lately.
On cheap Fuji...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-30-2014
Replies: 115
Views: 62,406
Posted By martinjames
Hi, According to Jim Lager's book, the "kup" in...

Hi,
According to Jim Lager's book, the "kup" in the codeword denotes rangefinder coupling, which was introduced in 1932. The ELANG referred to the previous model with the standardized mount for the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-29-2014
Replies: 316
Views: 73,020
Posted By martinjames
1959 Summicron 90mm, Eastman XX in...

1959 Summicron 90mm, Eastman XX in...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-28-2014
Replies: 622
Views: 145,252
Posted By martinjames
Indeed, my wallet has taken a beating lately. But...

Indeed, my wallet has taken a beating lately. But I'm enjoying the resulting acquisitions, so there's that...

Well, as luck would have it, a friend has two of the early, 10-bladed Summitars and will...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-28-2014
Replies: 622
Views: 145,252
Posted By martinjames
raid, mine is pretty close to yours (8179xx). Has...

raid, mine is pretty close to yours (8179xx). Has the 6 blade diaphragm. According to Jim Lager's book (Vol 2, Lenses) the early Summitars starting in 1939 have the larger number of blades (exact...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-27-2014
Replies: 622
Views: 145,252
Posted By martinjames
I believe I recall reading the same, somewhere…...

I believe I recall reading the same, somewhere… that both versions produce basically similar OOF. Not certain, though. My 1950 coated Summitar is the only one I own and it has the later, hex-shaped...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-21-2014
Replies: 622
Views: 145,252
Posted By martinjames
This is great stuff. Really nice!

This is great stuff. Really nice!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-21-2014
Replies: 341
Views: 118,293
Posted By martinjames
So, I have just recently acquired my first K...

So, I have just recently acquired my first K camera, one of those small number of unmarked 1945 cameras supplied to the US Army. (Thanks, LeicaTom for helpful information and to Ray).
Perhaps a photo...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-21-2014
Replies: 341
Views: 118,293
Posted By martinjames
Austrowolf (Adam), that is really nice! Excellent...

Austrowolf (Adam), that is really nice! Excellent presentation in the photo, too, with the period publications. Great stuff...
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-20-2014
Replies: 1,920
Views: 1,748,377
Posted By martinjames
1950 Summitar, coated, at f2, Portra...

1950 Summitar, coated, at f2, Portra 160
http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o750/jamesmartin55/Summitar/StoneWall_zps4359c00b.jpg

And at around...
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-18-2014
Replies: 1,920
Views: 1,748,377
Posted By martinjames
That Elmar 135 is, at around the plane of...

That Elmar 135 is, at around the plane of critical focus, quite sharp indeed and with nice OOF. I must take mine out again soon!
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-17-2014
Replies: 1,920
Views: 1,748,377
Posted By martinjames
1932 Hektor 73mm at about...

1932 Hektor 73mm at about f2

http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o750/jamesmartin55/Hektor73/Hektor73OOF2_zpsed292ed7.jpg

And one more at similar...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-15-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 758
Posted By martinjames
Leitz SOSTA focusing mount

So, I have read in Lager's Volume II, page 55 about these LTM focusing mounts for the 50mm Summicron lens heads, allowing you to move the lens from the M-mount body to the LTM. Since I have a rigid...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-14-2014
Replies: 2,164
Views: 612,675
Posted By martinjames
...one of my favorite configurations. And every...

...one of my favorite configurations.
And every time I use any of the bright line finders, perhaps especially the 35mm SBLOO, I am so glad I have them. I have a couple of the multi-finders and I'd...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-13-2014
Replies: 2,164
Views: 612,675
Posted By martinjames
Nice, wjj3. I have a 21 SA and the same...

Nice, wjj3. I have a 21 SA and the same viewfinder as you have there and was just recently thinking about acquiring a If body just for this configuration. Looks very compact… no need for a RF, really.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-13-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 5,897
Posted By martinjames
Rob, just go with the lens designation. So you've...

Rob, just go with the lens designation. So you've got 3 choices for the adapters: 50, 90, and 35/135 (for M4 use).
Others may have had different experiences but I would definitely stick with the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-13-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,384
Posted By martinjames
This Elmar is indeed an early (1932) type, no...

This Elmar is indeed an early (1932) type, no coatings to worry about. Overall glass condition is so-so… which is partly why I was mucking about with it to begin with. Not really a candidate for pro...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-12-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,384
Posted By martinjames
Okay, Erik. Thanks again for the advice. I'll...

Okay, Erik. Thanks again for the advice. I'll give that a try.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-12-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,384
Posted By martinjames
Thanks for the input. Upon further inspection,...

Thanks for the input. Upon further inspection, and comparison with pictures of later Elmars:
The later versions (1950s) have the usual pair of notches in the ring surrounding the front glass for...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-11-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,384
Posted By martinjames
Elmar 50 f3.5 cleaning help

Can someone tell me, or point me to, clear information regarding a DIY cleaning of the elements for this lens? That is, how to get things apart and go about it?

Okay, I thought this would be a real...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-10-2014
Replies: 260
Views: 57,989
Posted By martinjames
I now have 2 M bodies (M3 and M4) and 2 LTMs...

I now have 2 M bodies (M3 and M4) and 2 LTMs (Leica II and IIIf). I really enjoy them all. At one time I got rid of almost all my screwmount stuff, only to re-acquire a bit later. Now, if I really...
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-07-2014
Replies: 1,920
Views: 1,748,377
Posted By martinjames
1932 Hektor f1.9 73mm, at about...

1932 Hektor f1.9 73mm, at about f4.5


http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o750/jamesmartin55/Hektor73/D_PW73_2d_zps61283cb4.jpg
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-07-2014
Replies: 1,920
Views: 1,748,377
Posted By martinjames
1938 Summar, wide open at f2, Fuji Superia...

1938 Summar, wide open at f2, Fuji Superia 200
The Summar swirly footballs! (I like them)
http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o750/jamesmartin55/Summar1938/Fence_zps340d810d.jpg
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-07-2014
Replies: 1,920
Views: 1,748,377
Posted By martinjames
Leica Summar 50mm (1938), wide open at f2,...

Leica Summar 50mm (1938), wide open at f2, Eastman XX 5222 in D-76

Note the double star-burst effect in the mortar on the left, and the garden water hose at bottom, transformed into...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-09-2014
Replies: 1,118
Views: 241,078
Posted By martinjames
I like this a lot, really nice tones and shadows.

I like this a lot, really nice tones and shadows.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-09-2014
Replies: 1,118
Views: 241,078
Posted By martinjames
Richard G, very nice abstract composition!

Richard G, very nice abstract composition!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-01-2014
Replies: 1,118
Views: 241,078
Posted By martinjames
Very nice composition and atmosphere!

Very nice composition and atmosphere!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-01-2014
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Views: 241,078
Posted By martinjames
Interesting transition of colored circles to...

Interesting transition of colored circles to "footballs". My Summar is off for cleaning. Looking forward to its return.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-26-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 4,914
Posted By martinjames
I had exactly the same experience with my '32...

I had exactly the same experience with my '32 nickel Summar. Still haven't been able to get the front element off. I recently acquired a '38 chrome model and, using the rubber cable grip technique,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-17-2013
Replies: 231
Views: 62,886
Posted By martinjames
one more… Summar...

one more…

Summar (1935)

http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o750/jamesmartin55/reflections_1_zpsa6467691.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-17-2013
Replies: 231
Views: 62,886
Posted By martinjames
And just across the street… Summar...

And just across the street…

Summar (1935)

http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o750/jamesmartin55/reflections_4_zps40dddcce.jpg

Adox CHS 50 in Rodinal
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-17-2013
Replies: 231
Views: 62,886
Posted By martinjames
Reflections have been a recent theme for me, it...

Reflections have been a recent theme for me, it would appear…

Summar (1935)

http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o750/jamesmartin55/reflections_3_zpse1567b8e.jpg

Adox CHS50 in Rodinal
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-12-2013
Replies: 231
Views: 62,886
Posted By martinjames
Thanks again for your advice. What I don't...

Thanks again for your advice. What I don't understand is how you are able to unscrew just the front piece without taking the connected cell with it. I can take the connected pair out quite easily....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-12-2013
Replies: 231
Views: 62,886
Posted By martinjames
Okay, thanks for the pictures. I see that the...

Okay, thanks for the pictures. I see that the front separates just below the knurled ring. In any case, my attempts to separate it from the cell below have been unsuccessful. Just can't get a good...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-11-2013
Replies: 231
Views: 62,886
Posted By martinjames
If the front element is supposed to just unscrew...

If the front element is supposed to just unscrew from the section below it, mine's not budging at all. I've applied naphtha to the point where it appears the 2 sections meet (a dark ring just above...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-11-2013
Replies: 231
Views: 62,886
Posted By martinjames
Hi, I'm in the same situation as Johan, regarding...

Hi,
I'm in the same situation as Johan, regarding removal of the Summar front element. So, once the tiny screw is removed, then what? Mine looks like perhaps a previous owner tried to do this and has...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-08-2013
Replies: 4,650
Views: 1,321,618
Posted By martinjames
Great colors, texture, OOF rendering, and...

Great colors, texture, OOF rendering, and subject. Very nice!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-28-2013
Replies: 1,118
Views: 241,078
Posted By martinjames
Yeah, I really like the combination of Portra 160...

Yeah, I really like the combination of Portra 160 with these old lenses. I've got a couple of rolls of the 400 speed in the bag, going to try that next.

I also have some Ektar around but I haven't...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-28-2013
Replies: 1,118
Views: 241,078
Posted By martinjames
huyvuvn, very nice! I'm also curious as to the...

huyvuvn, very nice! I'm also curious as to the materials used...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-28-2013
Replies: 2,164
Views: 612,675
Posted By martinjames
Hi Johan, The Leica II is in quite good...

Hi Johan,

The Leica II is in quite good condition, a few light scratches on the bottom plate, and little brassing on the eyepieces, edge of shoe, etc. A crack is starting to form in the covering on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-24-2013
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,869,156
Posted By martinjames
Wow… nice one. What a beauty that is!

Wow… nice one. What a beauty that is!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-01-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 789
Posted By martinjames
Well, I'm totally new to the Viso experience....

Well, I'm totally new to the Viso experience. We'll see how it goes. My first impression, after just a few hours use yesterday, is pretty good - as long as one is not in a great hurry. I do look...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-01-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 789
Posted By martinjames
That's what I thought must be the likely...

That's what I thought must be the likely solution. Thanks for the confirmation!

James
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-31-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 789
Posted By martinjames
LTM Visoflex alignment

I just obtained a Visoflex IIa to use with my IIIf. In order to firmly attach it to the body it rotates just a bit past vertical. Is it possible to rotate the threaded mount ring on the Visoflex to...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-18-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 13,459
Posted By martinjames
The smell of some old camera coverings (decaying...

The smell of some old camera coverings (decaying leather / glue combo?) can take me right back to times as a very young child playing around with an ancient folder of some sort (Kodak perhaps) that...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-08-2011
Replies: 1,352
Views: 399,864
Posted By martinjames
Johan, you are correct: it was the adapter. I...

Johan, you are correct: it was the adapter. I checked it with a Leitz adapter from another lens and it works great. Now I'll just have to get another authentic adapter.
Thanks!

- James
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-07-2011
Replies: 1,352
Views: 399,864
Posted By martinjames
Greetings to everyone, I have just taken...

Greetings to everyone,

I have just taken delivery of an f4 Super Angulon in LTM form. It looks nice, the aperture ring feels really smooth, etc. Initially, I'll be using this on my M4 and so of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-10-2009
Replies: 1,940
Views: 259,285
Posted By martinjames
Indeed... http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2720/409...

Indeed...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2720/4094557556_9b6d52e368_o.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-10-2009
Replies: 1,940
Views: 259,285
Posted By martinjames
faded message

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2422/4093786873_243a994ca1_o.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-10-2009
Replies: 416
Views: 61,527
Posted By martinjames
And a few...

And a few...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-10-2009
Replies: 416
Views: 61,527
Posted By martinjames
Just a few from my many cemetery...

Just a few from my many cemetery...
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