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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 510
Views: 26,969
Posted By bennyng
Hi Kevin, Kindly arrange for 2 sets for me....

Hi Kevin,

Kindly arrange for 2 sets for me. Thanks!

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 664
Posted By bennyng
This filter was part of a set made for the Canon...

This filter was part of a set made for the Canon 85mm f/1.5 LTM lens which has a 58mm thread. They were available as single filters with bakelite case or as a stacked set with the corresponding...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 664
Posted By bennyng
I don't find 40mm filters to be particularly...

I don't find 40mm filters to be particularly rare, be it UV/Skylight or any of the color variants. They do come up often, but in most cases, given how cheap Canon gear can be, these filters are often...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 664
Posted By bennyng
Pretty! I loved this set! Took me 5 years to...

Pretty! I loved this set! Took me 5 years to complete all the 6 pieces. These are 55mm.

https://live.staticflickr.com/5657/20536271329_67c80079ed_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xhHKZB)
Canon 50mm f/1.2...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 962
Posted By bennyng
I too, enjoy the FV very much. It's always tough...

I too, enjoy the FV very much. It's always tough to choose between this and the Nicca 5L (or it's Tower equivalent). However, I do feel that the Canon IVSB2 sits up there with these...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-02-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 2,851
Posted By bennyng
At one point, I had all 3 variants of this cult...

At one point, I had all 3 variants of this cult classic. There's really no difference between the original R-D1 and the R-D1s after the firmware upgrade. Eventually, I parted with the first 2 and...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-26-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 4,423
Posted By bennyng
Looks like you got a good copy Colton. Definitely...

Looks like you got a good copy Colton. Definitely not a common lens.

I like the small form factor very much.

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 06-26-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 2,036
Posted By bennyng
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1783/43033512791_5f...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1783/43033512791_5fa0b9e7f8_c.jpg
42mm cap on the Canon 50mm f/1.5 LTM (40mm filter thread)
50mm cap on the Canon 135mm f/3.5 LTM (48mm filter thread)
60mm cap on the...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 06-26-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 2,036
Posted By bennyng
I did hear that the Hermes Edition Leica 35mm...

I did hear that the Hermes Edition Leica 35mm Summilux push on metal cap with the thin Leica script is priced somewhere in this region. I was totally gobsmacked, but apparently it was gone in a...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-15-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,171
Posted By bennyng
Perhaps we can contribute photos of the...

Perhaps we can contribute photos of the respective lens hood for the lenses here? At least it can serve as a repository of relevant information.

Cheers,
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-25-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 10,384
Posted By bennyng
Ok. Figured out the answer to the above. The...

Ok. Figured out the answer to the above.

The old style cable release for barnack type cameras will screw right into the collar. There's no need to remove it all. Quite nifty as you will never lost...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-25-2018
Replies: 151
Views: 8,076
Posted By bennyng
A real shame..... My favorite Leica film...

A real shame..... My favorite Leica film M..

Cheers,
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-21-2018
Replies: 82
Views: 13,542
Posted By bennyng
Indeed. It's often not given credit as the...

Indeed. It's often not given credit as the world's first digital rangefinder as well as the world's first mirrorless camera. The physical outlook is unmistakably "Bessa".

It's still my favourite...
Forum: Travel 05-20-2018
Replies: 142
Views: 4,667
Posted By bennyng
I find it harder and harder to buy film on the go...

I find it harder and harder to buy film on the go these days. Especially when you are not in bigger cities. Developing them locally is an even bigger challenge. At least in Asia.

These days, when I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-20-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 2,184
Posted By bennyng
I've had several M7 and the earliest starting...

I've had several M7 and the earliest starting from serial number 27XXXXX. Never had any problems with the shutter/curtains on any of them.

On a separate note, one of them developed a jumpy ISO that...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-11-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2,117
Posted By bennyng
Hey Peter! Yeah, I know these aren't exactly...

Hey Peter!

Yeah, I know these aren't exactly popular as these modern LTM lenses don't focus to 0.7m, only to 1m. Didn't know that when I picked it up as I thought I could have the best of both...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-11-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2,117
Posted By bennyng
Not the latest, but many will still consider the...

Not the latest, but many will still consider the Leica Summilux 50mm f/1.4 (pre ASPH) to be relatively modern. Just a hair faster than the Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.5, but not by much and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-10-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 10,384
Posted By bennyng
Hi guys, Reviving an old dicussion here as I...

Hi guys,

Reviving an old dicussion here as I need some advice here on either the Leotax FV, Eilite (T2) or Merit (T2L).

How does one attach a cable release to these machines as the advance/rewind...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-04-2018
Replies: 108
Views: 7,614
Posted By bennyng
Goodness Peter!! We should definitely plan a...

Goodness Peter!! We should definitely plan a unveiling party. Perhaps you tell them you would like to pick it up at Ginza? I'll pop by!

Cheers,
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 04-28-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,759
Posted By bennyng
Some really excellent shots Simon!! Heard from...

Some really excellent shots Simon!! Heard from Jon that you left just before I got there. From the looks of the images, it seems like a fruitful trip.

Cheers,
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-27-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,599
Posted By bennyng
The thing about vintage lenses is that some may...

The thing about vintage lenses is that some may not be in great condition. Unless it has recently received a proper CLA, there is a very high chance the copy that you are inspecting has either a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-12-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 3,237
Posted By bennyng
That's interesting! Good of your to share, Raid....

That's interesting! Good of your to share, Raid. I never knew that.

Cheers,
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-09-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 3,237
Posted By bennyng
I still remember how I got into...

I still remember how I got into photography...

The salesman told me I cannot afford the Nikon stuff. So I picked up a Canon FD system instead. A humble AE-1 body + FD 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5 plastic lens....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-26-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,410
Posted By bennyng
Leica has a Summicron-M 28mm f/2.0 ASPH in silver...

Leica has a Summicron-M 28mm f/2.0 ASPH in silver too.

And if you don't mind using the LTM to M adapter, the Canon 28mm f/2.8 LTM is one of the smallest silver 28mm RF lens.

Cheers,
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-25-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 8,607
Posted By bennyng
Although it was the first digital rangefinder...

Although it was the first digital rangefinder camera ever created, it's still an all time favourite for me. Despite the 6mp sensor, it's still a bucket of fun every time.

Cheers,
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-22-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 4,546
Posted By bennyng
I'm a big fan of the Canon FD system too. They...

I'm a big fan of the Canon FD system too. They were extremely good value for a while until the NEX system came out. Prices went up ever since.

Cheers,
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-22-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,503
Posted By bennyng
I would agree that this is the closest to the T2....

I would agree that this is the closest to the T2. An excellent suggestion.

Cheers,
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-27-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1,981
Posted By bennyng
Perhaps you can consider step up filter adapters...

Perhaps you can consider step up filter adapters in 40.5mm 49mm or 52mm filter size. Color filters will be easier to find in these...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-25-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,556
Posted By bennyng
Andy, That's really excellent output from the...

Andy,

That's really excellent output from the Autoup and the R-D1!

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-20-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,758
Posted By bennyng
Hi Tore! A warm welcome from a fellow Canon RF...

Hi Tore!

A warm welcome from a fellow Canon RF enthusiast. Whilst I have few items here and there, they are nothing really to shout about, especially when compared to the serious collectors here.

I...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-20-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 43,144
Posted By bennyng
Nice set Jim! May I know if that's is the auto...

Nice set Jim!

May I know if that's is the auto parallax correction view finder on the L1? I thought these were great but sadly, they are not the most popular.

Cheers,
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-20-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 3,560
Posted By bennyng
Not when it has a custom hot shoe, film counter...

Not when it has a custom hot shoe, film counter and this shutter release guard. It's the "a la carte" above run of the mill a la carte options.

I would keep it, even as an ornament instead of a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-19-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 3,560
Posted By bennyng
Respect. Very few can reach that state of...

Respect. Very few can reach that state of mind.

Cheers,
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-14-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 3,362
Posted By bennyng
Do keep us updated. It will be interesting to see...

Do keep us updated. It will be interesting to see if Zeiss offer after sales servicing for accessories. Most companies do not.

Cheers,
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-14-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 9,514
Posted By bennyng
Lucky you! I understand that there are only 500...

Lucky you! I understand that there are only 500 of the silver version of this lens. I'm sure collectors will be hounding you when you decided to part with it.

Cheers,
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-14-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 9,514
Posted By bennyng
The lack of access to some rare earth needed for...

The lack of access to some rare earth needed for the glass formula seems to be the story over here in Asia as well. At least amongst some of those in the trade.

For those who have a chance to...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-14-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 43,144
Posted By bennyng
Surely eBay can very quickly address the...

Surely eBay can very quickly address the situation? Nothing like helping a friend find happiness.



That is quite a sizeable collection! With many rare accessories too! I bet you must have spent...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-14-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 43,144
Posted By bennyng
Excellent paintwork on the body! Cheers,

Excellent paintwork on the body!

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-14-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 5,811
Posted By bennyng
A very impressive collection kuuan!! There are...

A very impressive collection kuuan!! There are several gems in this stash!

Cheers,
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-11-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,624
Posted By bennyng
Sure. Let's take this offline and you can send me...

Sure. Let's take this offline and you can send me a PM.

Cheers,
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-10-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,624
Posted By bennyng
Thought the ES-E1 was a pretty common item? You...

Thought the ES-E1 was a pretty common item? You can almost always find it on eBay amongst other places.

I saw the cable going for only US$19.90 end of last year.

I do have the original set, but not...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-09-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 9,290
Posted By bennyng
I used to really enjoy using the AE-1 as my first...

I used to really enjoy using the AE-1 as my first SLR camera. Lately, the F-1n is my favorite.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7598/16736077296_fa5d378cea_z.jpg

Cheers,
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-07-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 12,214
Posted By bennyng
Perhaps these might help with the rest...

Perhaps these might help with the rest understanding the test parameters.


https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7292/16553787348_95bf6bda8a_z.jpg
First, the focus alignment target was levelled to the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-28-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,220
Posted By bennyng
Nice! Cheers,

Nice!

Cheers,
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-03-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,284
Posted By bennyng
If both the Canon Chrome 28mm f/2.8 and the Canon...

If both the Canon Chrome 28mm f/2.8 and the Canon black 28mm f/3.5 are in mint condition, the slower black lens will be priced higher. I have seen and bought the slower black lens at $980.

And if...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-23-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 3,359
Posted By bennyng
Absolutely hilarious! Enjoyed it! Thanks...

Absolutely hilarious! Enjoyed it! Thanks Roger!

Cheers,
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-21-2014
Replies: 128
Views: 12,540
Posted By bennyng
So.... everytime Leica launches a new digital M,...

So.... everytime Leica launches a new digital M, they will upgrade it with a P model thereafter. Wait for it (whilst they fix the bugs). That's the trick right?
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-20-2014
Replies: 362
Views: 101,164
Posted By bennyng
Benji, I agree with you on this and as a get...

Benji,

I agree with you on this and as a get around, I bought 2 hoods and a small waist pouch to hold both of them. One hood has a ND screwed on and the other has either a Yellow or Orange,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-19-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 4,973
Posted By bennyng
Arrggh!!! There goes my favorite C41 B&W...

Arrggh!!! There goes my favorite C41 B&W film!!!
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-18-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 4,993
Posted By bennyng
Did you have filters on the 3 lenses? Could they...

Did you have filters on the 3 lenses? Could they be reflections off your filters?

Cheers,
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-24-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,033
Posted By bennyng
Hi Robin, Whilst I have used the same adapter...

Hi Robin,

Whilst I have used the same adapter and left the 6 bit sensor exposed without problems on a few occasions, I would still suggest getting a covered LTM to M adapter. For most lenses, a...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-21-2014
Replies: 458
Views: 122,175
Posted By bennyng
Brendan, You have some really great images!...

Brendan,

You have some really great images! Thanks for sharing!

Cheers,
Forum: Other RF 07-21-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,810
Posted By bennyng
Hmm.. I have had quite of few of these but they...

Hmm.. I have had quite of few of these but they all focus fine. Did you accidentally lodge the dial pass the AF section? It happens sometimes.

Cheers,
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-11-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,138
Posted By bennyng
I pick up my film from Ruby Photo too....

I pick up my film from Ruby Photo too. Recommended. I don't think film in Singapore are cheaper than US, but may be comparable with UK. Don't expect a huge selection here, but the staples are...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-17-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 19,250
Posted By bennyng
The end of the Epson R-D1 series

A sad day....

Epson officially announce the cessation of the production of the R-D1 series of digital rangefinders. Limited quantities of existing stocks R-D1x will be available for sale.

Here's...
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-20-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 78,562
Posted By bennyng
Actually, there are a lot of bad images on the...

Actually, there are a lot of bad images on the net from some of these vintage offerings. Also, a lot of times, opinions are formed from have used just one or two copies, sometimes with less than...
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-20-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 78,562
Posted By bennyng
Wow! Great stuff! I was half expecting the...

Wow! Great stuff!

I was half expecting the Canon 35mm f/1.5 LTM to be significantly "Classical" but looks like it hold it's own well, even at f/1.5!

Time to reconsider keeping my lux to thin out...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-19-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 12,708
Posted By bennyng
Garrett, Your image above is really sharp!...

Garrett,

Your image above is really sharp! Comparable with a lot of the modern offering costing quite a fair bit more.

To be honest, I don't really have a focus problem with this lens and I do have...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-19-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 12,708
Posted By bennyng
Revisiting an old thread.. Some great images...

Revisiting an old thread..

Some great images here and I'm glad to see there are some 135mm users here.

Anyone else played with this lens recently?

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-19-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 815
Posted By bennyng
I have to agree with the comment that's it's...

I have to agree with the comment that's it's comparable with a lot of more expensive glass out there and in most cases, produces superior images in terms of contrast and sharpness. Regrettably, not...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-19-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,064
Posted By bennyng
Nice! I really like the small form factor of this...

Nice! I really like the small form factor of this lens. Looks like you have a good copy. No flare in your second shot.

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-05-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 11,625
Posted By bennyng
Ohh... I know this lens. It's no slouch either!...

Ohh... I know this lens. It's no slouch either! If you do get around to cleaning it, i think you will find that it is well worth the time you spent.

Hope you'll get around to it one day.

Cheers,
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-05-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,334
Posted By bennyng
It's a real shame that it's discontinued....

It's a real shame that it's discontinued. Hopefully servicing won't be a problem. Of late, prices seems to be creeping up for the ZI in Japan.

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-05-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 11,625
Posted By bennyng
That's very interesting. Do you have pictures of...

That's very interesting. Do you have pictures of the lens and the rear assembly? I'm curious as to why it does not focus.

Cheers,
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-05-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 8,377
Posted By bennyng
An interesting lens indeed. I do find the out of...

An interesting lens indeed. I do find the out of focus rendition on foliage a bit busy compared to other background. Would love to see images from the original LTM version as well.

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-05-2013
Replies: 456
Views: 115,227
Posted By bennyng
That's quite a collection! The VI-T and VI-L is...

That's quite a collection! The VI-T and VI-L is just great! Love them.

How do you like the 85mm f/1.8 LTM? That isn't a common lens to find.

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-05-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 11,625
Posted By bennyng
I'm a big fan of this lens too. It's a real...

I'm a big fan of this lens too. It's a real pocket rocket and the images are fantastic if your copy has clear optics. Really under-rated for what it can deliver.

Cheers,
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-18-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 24,482
Posted By bennyng
The only gripe I have about this lens is that...

The only gripe I have about this lens is that Zeiss could have done a double bayonet mount to make the hood reverse mountable. It's actually quite a tidy little package.

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-15-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 5,058
Posted By bennyng
Sorry to hear about the paintwork. Good quality...

Sorry to hear about the paintwork. Good quality paint jobs on the Canon P are hard to come by.

I have a crackled finish, similar to the black finish on the Canon L lenses....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-15-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,039
Posted By bennyng
Woah! This looks like one of those pictures taken...

Woah! This looks like one of those pictures taken by DSLR with those big kick ass telephone lens. Great one!

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-13-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 3,233
Posted By bennyng
Congrats Bob! That's a great find. Definitely a...

Congrats Bob! That's a great find. Definitely a good deal, considering how much they should actually go for.

You know, usually, folks get the camera first and decide to get a rapidwinder for it...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-12-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 819
Posted By bennyng
Bill, Not normal. Definitely need to tighten up....

Bill,

Not normal. Definitely need to tighten up. Should be a simple DIY with a lens wrench.

Cheers,
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-11-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,397
Posted By bennyng
Seems to me like the top picture is from the...

Seems to me like the top picture is from the Rokkor and the bottom picture is from the Nokton. I prefer the two pictures on the bottom.

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-10-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,828
Posted By bennyng
Good catch there! I missed that too. Cheers,

Good catch there! I missed that too.

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-10-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,828
Posted By bennyng
From what I can recall, The Canon P seems to be...

From what I can recall, The Canon P seems to be sold with either the Canon 50mm f/1.4, f/1.8 or f/2.2. I don't think it was every paired with the Canon 50mm f/1.5 for sale. The time period might not...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-09-2011
Replies: 83
Views: 9,548
Posted By bennyng
The bayonet mount is probably a LTM to M adapter....

The bayonet mount is probably a LTM to M adapter. If it's screwed in tight and seller is not familiar with RF cameras, it's likely he just assume it's a native mount.

Seller's picture clear indicate...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-09-2011
Replies: 83
Views: 9,548
Posted By bennyng
The one in the auction is the LTM version. This...

The one in the auction is the LTM version. This is now you can easily tell them apart.

1. Distance scale is in different position. The FL version is engraved on the focusing barrel.

2. The lens...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-06-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,297
Posted By bennyng
I was there and almost forgot to breathe. No...

I was there and almost forgot to breathe. No wonder I felt faint. So many goodies! Maiku and I was talking about a lens that was rumored to exist and within an hour, he spotted it. Jon was showing me...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-06-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,009
Posted By bennyng
Great to hear that the ZI is fixed so quickly....

Great to hear that the ZI is fixed so quickly. Hope the problem is a one off.

Nice set. Lighting in these high altitude places always seem so harsh.

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-04-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 5,058
Posted By bennyng
Nice Dan! I hope the painter stripped out the...

Nice Dan!

I hope the painter stripped out the chrome before painting. Otherwise, the paint will wear very quickly and the chrome will show through.

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-03-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4,200
Posted By bennyng
I'll give you guys an update in July when I get...

I'll give you guys an update in July when I get the chance. The gear are in transit now and I won't have access till then.

Cheers,
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-02-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 5,107
Posted By bennyng
You guys should check out the Rollei Plannar 80mm...

You guys should check out the Rollei Plannar 80mm f/2.8 LTM/M mount too. It's basically Carl Zeiss badged as Rollei. Made in Germany and very solid built. Great image quality.

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-31-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4,200
Posted By bennyng
Peter, There is also a version of the hood that...

Peter,

There is also a version of the hood that is marked 100mm f/3.5 for the 40mm size filter black lens. It's not the T-42 version. When I have the time, I will show you the pictures.

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-30-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 12,600
Posted By bennyng
Congrats on the new acquisition Dirk! I'm sure...

Congrats on the new acquisition Dirk! I'm sure you'll be in a great position to compare the results from the two lenses after a few weeks and decide on the much debated question of which is better...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-30-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4,200
Posted By bennyng
Dan, Going for the complete set up? Anyway,...

Dan,

Going for the complete set up? Anyway, you've seen my post in the link you reference. If you need help with the original hood, let me know and I'll try to help. Also, you might want to match...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-29-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 12,600
Posted By bennyng
The ones here in the classified these 2 weeks are...

The ones here in the classified these 2 weeks are a bit under-priced for their fine condition. I can't believe that they are under US$500!

I have both the Nikkor 10.5cm f/2.5 as well as the Canon...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-29-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,505
Posted By bennyng
Sigh... Pictures from the R-D1 doesn't excite as...

Sigh... Pictures from the R-D1 doesn't excite as many. I'm sure the reaction would be different if these were taken with a different digital rangefinder and posted in a different section....
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-28-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,223
Posted By bennyng
I use the Contax TLA200 and TLA140 on the R-D1...

I use the Contax TLA200 and TLA140 on the R-D1 sometimes. Decent but nothing to shout about.

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-28-2011
Replies: 456
Views: 115,227
Posted By bennyng
Thanks guys. Not all are in good shape. Somehow,...

Thanks guys. Not all are in good shape. Somehow, these lenses are usually below the near mint condition as they are described on the auction site. You can barely look through some of them although...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-28-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,505
Posted By bennyng
Still rocking with the R-D1! Some nice tones and...

Still rocking with the R-D1! Some nice tones and captures there Joe.

Cheers,
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-27-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,778
Posted By bennyng
I'll have to agree with that. Have seen Masa's...

I'll have to agree with that. Have seen Masa's work and Shintaro's work too. If you are one that appreciate fine details and workmanship, then it will be inevitable that you'll drift towards Shintaro...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-26-2011
Replies: 456
Views: 115,227
Posted By bennyng
Some of my 50mm lenses from Canon....

Some of my 50mm lenses from Canon. :D

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5224/5763357567_de2708c4f4_z.jpg

Doing some housekeeping today.

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-26-2011
Replies: 90
Views: 24,470
Posted By bennyng
It's not called a pocket rocket for nothing. You...

It's not called a pocket rocket for nothing. You should pick one up for a spin. In some cases, won't cost more than US$150.

Cheers,
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-25-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 8,528
Posted By bennyng
From the above, sounds like the love affair is...

From the above, sounds like the love affair is over and a divorce is imminent.

So how much you going to sell that piece of junk when you return to Singapore? Can you still get it fixed under...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-24-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,441
Posted By bennyng
As mentioned by nigelb, the thicker rubber...

As mentioned by nigelb, the thicker rubber covering on the body protrudes out of the camera body. So the Voigtlander side grip and trigger winders don't fit properly. You can try to 'force' it on. If...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-21-2011
Replies: 456
Views: 115,227
Posted By bennyng
The first version of the FL 19mm is physically...

The first version of the FL 19mm is physically different from the RF coupled version. The RF coupled version is smaller but longer. Here is a picture of all 3, including the retrofocus...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-20-2011
Replies: 456
Views: 115,227
Posted By bennyng
So what's next Dan? Perhaps a bottom loader to...

So what's next Dan? Perhaps a bottom loader to match the 100mm f/3.5 LTM? You've really built up quite an extensive collection in a short time!

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-20-2011
Replies: 456
Views: 115,227
Posted By bennyng
Now this is quite a set to use, especially the 50...

Now this is quite a set to use, especially the 50 and the 85mm. The 85mm f/1.8 LTM is not so easy to find nowadays.

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-20-2011
Replies: 456
Views: 115,227
Posted By bennyng
That's a very impressive combination, with...

That's a very impressive combination, with original lens cases too. Nice!

Cheers,
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-16-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,999
Posted By bennyng
Hey Chris! Got some to spare? Aren't you using...

Hey Chris! Got some to spare? Aren't you using these on the Ikon as well?

Cheers,
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-16-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,999
Posted By bennyng
Can't you just use the megaperls 1.3X magnified...

Can't you just use the megaperls 1.3X magnified on the Ikon?

Cheers,
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-16-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,376
Posted By bennyng
Excellent shots! The low light capture looks...

Excellent shots! The low light capture looks fantastic.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-15-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,167
Posted By bennyng
The Zeiss Biogon T* 25mm f/2.8 would be much...

The Zeiss Biogon T* 25mm f/2.8 would be much easier to use on the Zeiss Ikon without a viewfinder. I do get by without it.

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-15-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 969
Posted By bennyng
Conrad, That's not a grip at all. As mentioned,...

Conrad,

That's not a grip at all. As mentioned, it's a Tripod Adapter of sorts that centralize the lens axis to the tripod. Otherwise, the tripod mounts to the camera at the end of the body. It also...
Forum: Travel 05-10-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 9,399
Posted By bennyng
Nate, Really incredible work here. Awe inspiring...

Nate,

Really incredible work here. Awe inspiring in more ways than one. Hope to see you in Tokyo again sometime soon.

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-09-2011
Replies: 90
Views: 24,470
Posted By bennyng
Very nice Dan! Looks to be in really good...

Very nice Dan! Looks to be in really good condition too. The form factor of this lens goes really well with the Sony NEX-3 too. Show some pictures when you have the chance.

Cheers,
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-09-2011
Replies: 1,736
Views: 440,681
Posted By bennyng
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5105/5699229215_798...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5105/5699229215_79867ca799_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ngminchai/5699229215/)
Never a dull moment on this street...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-08-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,465
Posted By bennyng
Thanks! Nice looking 28mm you have there! Cheers,

Thanks! Nice looking 28mm you have there!

Cheers,
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-04-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4,691
Posted By bennyng
It might not be the shutter. If you have a pair...

It might not be the shutter. If you have a pair of compass, try to tighten the shutter release button's retaining ring. It's the inner ring (of the shutter speed dial) around the shutter release...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-04-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,357
Posted By bennyng
Well said. If the ZI feels better, use it as...

Well said.

If the ZI feels better, use it as your primary camera.

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-04-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,181
Posted By bennyng
I have seen it go to as low as US$67, albeit not...

I have seen it go to as low as US$67, albeit not mint in box, but perfectly working user condition. Wish I was quicker on the fingers then. Oh well.

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-23-2011
Replies: 51
Views: 5,730
Posted By bennyng
Woah!! I've seen these go for less, but this is...

Woah!! I've seen these go for less, but this is like Mint and in pouch and box! Nice. Very hard to come by.

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-22-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,380
Posted By bennyng
I suppose it depends on condition and what's...

I suppose it depends on condition and what's included in the deal. I paid a lot more for mine last time.

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-21-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 5,570
Posted By bennyng
Thanks! The T-60 and T-60-2 are actually generic...

Thanks! The T-60 and T-60-2 are actually generic hoods. It fits all 58mm filter thread size Telephoto lenses from the Canon LTM range. I was under the impression that there is a specifically marked...
Forum: Travel 04-19-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 3,944
Posted By bennyng
Beautiful pictures Budi! Cheers,

Beautiful pictures Budi!

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-18-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,598
Posted By bennyng
An old thread, but a pretty nice example of what...

An old thread, but a pretty nice example of what the Canon 25mm f/3.5 LTM can do.

Bill, have you since moved on with this lens?

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-18-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,381
Posted By bennyng
Peter's previous suggestion might be...

Peter's previous suggestion might be useful..

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=215012&postcount=19

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-18-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 2,731
Posted By bennyng
The Canon 35mm f/1.4 LTM lens exist. I suppose...

The Canon 35mm f/1.4 LTM lens exist.

I suppose prototypes like these are usually experimental lenses in the final stages of production testing. There are usually 2 problems that prevent it from...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-18-2011
Replies: 51
Views: 5,730
Posted By bennyng
Mighty smart looking outfit with that complete...

Mighty smart looking outfit with that complete 135mm set. I find that it's actually quite easy to use with the "Mg" finder.

Cheers,
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-17-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,229
Posted By bennyng
Some great results for the lens! Thanks for...

Some great results for the lens! Thanks for sharing.

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-13-2011
Replies: 51
Views: 5,730
Posted By bennyng
Dan, You are really going to love the...

Dan,

You are really going to love the viewfinders. The auto parallax correction function is great.

Looks like you've got a lens in every available focal length that Canon makes for the LTM except...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-13-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 8,528
Posted By bennyng
A used M6 will sure hold it's value better than a...

A used M6 will sure hold it's value better than a New Zeiss Ikon.

In Singapore, new Zeiss Ikon sets hover from S$1900 to S$2300, depending where you get it from. Used from S$1200 to S$1800. Prices...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-12-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,465
Posted By bennyng
Good luck with the case modification! Do show us...

Good luck with the case modification! Do show us pictures when you get it. I'm interested in one too.

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-12-2011
Replies: 51
Views: 5,730
Posted By bennyng
Hey Dan, Is that black rubber band your shutter...

Hey Dan,

Is that black rubber band your shutter lock mechanism? Looks like a great idea!

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-10-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,715
Posted By bennyng
Definitely a VI-T. Cheers,

Definitely a VI-T.

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-09-2011
Replies: 51
Views: 5,730
Posted By bennyng
Well said, Jim. I would definitely agree that...

Well said, Jim.

I would definitely agree that the 25mm will sit beautifully with the VT. Here's a shot to give you an idea of proportions, although the body is actually a VI-T, but the dimensions...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-09-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,384
Posted By bennyng
Ha Ha. I think a lot of us are watching the...

Ha Ha. I think a lot of us are watching the auction and contemplating if we should bid on it. It is a nice set! Hope someone here got it.

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-07-2011
Replies: 90
Views: 24,470
Posted By bennyng
dbm, The earlier version does not have click...

dbm,

The earlier version does not have click stops on the aperture ring. Also, it's almost freely rotating because the grease at the aperture ring has probably dried up. If this is the case, is a...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-07-2011
Replies: 90
Views: 24,470
Posted By bennyng
Well, like they say, you can't have too much of a...

Well, like they say, you can't have too much of a good thing. But honestly, some of these have a fogged rear element. So I kept going till I get good ones.



Hey Dan! I like both versions very much....
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-05-2011
Replies: 51
Views: 5,730
Posted By bennyng
Nice! You are really building up quite a tidy...

Nice! You are really building up quite a tidy collection there!

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-04-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 5,570
Posted By bennyng
Hey Yaron! Your former 85mm f/1.8 is still in...

Hey Yaron! Your former 85mm f/1.8 is still in good hands!

So if you have a choice now between the Summilux-M 75mm f/1.4 and the Canon 85mm f/1.8 LTM, which will it be?

Cheers,
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-01-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 4,436
Posted By bennyng
I have a few pictures of both lenses used with...

I have a few pictures of both lenses used with the Epson R-D1/R-D1s.

Here's the Canon 50mm f/1.5 LTM.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3127/2846278082_c3a6f467e5_z.jpg...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-01-2011
Replies: 51
Views: 5,730
Posted By bennyng
Whilst I like the VT, my favorite of the back...

Whilst I like the VT, my favorite of the back loading trigger winder camera is the VI-T. Just like the convenience of the speeds all on one dial.

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-29-2011
Replies: 456
Views: 115,227
Posted By bennyng
What a lovely collection! Some pretty rare gear...

What a lovely collection! Some pretty rare gear amongst your stash! I've never seen a boxed rapidwinder in the US$200 range though. You must have been very lucky.

Cheers,
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-28-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 9,078
Posted By bennyng
There's always the elusive Rollei Planar 80mm...

There's always the elusive Rollei Planar 80mm f/2.8 HFT in LTM/M mount. Sold for less than the Zeiss Sonnar 85mm f/2.0 too.

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-28-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 5,570
Posted By bennyng
Was there ever a dedicated hood for the Canon...

Was there ever a dedicated hood for the Canon 85mm f/1.8 LTM? I'm curious.

Can you show a picture? Thanks!

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-21-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 5,570
Posted By bennyng
I believe the late type Canon 85mm f/1.9 LTM is...

I believe the late type Canon 85mm f/1.9 LTM is harder to come by than the Canon 85mm f/1.8 LTM. As for image quality, the 85mm f/1.8 is a really fine lens, giving good sharpness and...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-04-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,686
Posted By bennyng
I use the 50 f/1.1 fine on the R3 series. If you...

I use the 50 f/1.1 fine on the R3 series. If you are concerned, there are magnifiers that you can screw on the the viewfinder to improve your focusing accuracy.

Cheers,
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-31-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 4,132
Posted By bennyng
Actually, you can also use the earlier goggled...

Actually, you can also use the earlier goggled 35mm lenses as well as the goggled 135mm on the Hexar as well.

Cheers,
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-31-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,820
Posted By bennyng
I had the impression that it was made to fit the...

I had the impression that it was made to fit the Sonnar 85mm f/2.0 lens as well.

Cheers,
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-31-2010
Replies: 195
Views: 16,004
Posted By bennyng
I think it might be more than just the yen rate....

I think it might be more than just the yen rate. With the supply of this version of the lens drying up, there might be a run on this lens soon.

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-29-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 2,039
Posted By bennyng
I've tried all of the Canon LTM lenses so far....

I've tried all of the Canon LTM lenses so far. The 50mm f/2.0 is not too common as it was quickly superseded by the 50mm f/1.9. The images from this lens is typical for lenses during that time. Lower...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-28-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 5,865
Posted By bennyng
Phil, That is really a neat solution to the tiny...

Phil,

That is really a neat solution to the tiny tab, which I've always felt was a weaker part of the total barrel design ergonomics.

Cheers,
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-25-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 4,730
Posted By bennyng
I enjoying using the Zeiss Ikon SW for discrete...

I enjoying using the Zeiss Ikon SW for discrete shoots with wide angles. The 3 bulb LED meter display is great when paired with the AE mode (if you remember not to point towards the sky). As I'm...
Forum: Travel 12-20-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 5,666
Posted By bennyng
Hey Jarno! Great photos! It was really nice to...

Hey Jarno!

Great photos! It was really nice to meet you and all the best in your round the world tour! I'm really jealous that you can just string up the trips all in one go.

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-19-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 944
Posted By bennyng
Don't think there's a list anywhere, but here's a...

Don't think there's a list anywhere, but here's a previous thread on black Canon bodies.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36356

There's a few other good discussion on RFF...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-19-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,772
Posted By bennyng
Respect! Sounds like you had great fun doing it...

Respect! Sounds like you had great fun doing it and it looks good too!

Cheers,
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-18-2010
Replies: 100
Views: 15,403
Posted By bennyng
Ah!!! I have seen the M2. It's a work of beauty....

Ah!!! I have seen the M2. It's a work of beauty. Well worth the wait.

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-25-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,653
Posted By bennyng
40mm filters are not that difficult to find, but...

40mm filters are not that difficult to find, but you usually have to wait/search a bit. Here's a set of 4 for only US$31.55, including Yellow, Orange, Green and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-21-2010
Replies: 216
Views: 25,829
Posted By bennyng
Not in the high value league, but no less...

Not in the high value league, but no less capable....

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4057/4566839687_f64ba8a5d3_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ngminchai/4566839687/)
Canon VI-T Rangefinder...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-21-2010
Replies: 216
Views: 25,829
Posted By bennyng
Nothing really special, but I do enjoy using...

Nothing really special, but I do enjoy using these..

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2515/4143648663_e51c8d5c56_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ngminchai/4143648663/)
Leica M3 + Leitz Summicron...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-10-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 5,738
Posted By bennyng
Hey ramosa, Glad to see you finally got the...

Hey ramosa,

Glad to see you finally got the lens. Hope the comments given were helpful. I'm sure over the next few months, you'll see that a lot of the concerns that the 'non owners' raise over this...
Forum: Travel 11-10-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,001
Posted By bennyng
Hey Nate, what are the dates you are looking at I...

Hey Nate, what are the dates you are looking at I might be in Hong Kong and Bangkok too!
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-07-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 4,132
Posted By bennyng
I've been thinking about a Hexar RF too. I like...

I've been thinking about a Hexar RF too. I like the automatic film transport. But was wondering if it is noisy.

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-04-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,409
Posted By bennyng
One of the most compact 25mm lenses around. I...

One of the most compact 25mm lenses around. I would pay 500 if the finder is also in good condition. As pointed out by the others, take note of which viewfinder you are getting.

When you are at the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-02-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,203
Posted By bennyng
I would return it to KEH. Cheers,

I would return it to KEH.

Cheers,
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-01-2010
Replies: 66
Views: 6,282
Posted By bennyng
Whilst it isn't exactly a hot seller, the Zeiss...

Whilst it isn't exactly a hot seller, the Zeiss Sonnar 85mm f/2.0 is no slouch in performance. There are a bunch of users out there who actually enjoy this lens. Here are some pictures of mine taken...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-01-2010
Replies: 66
Views: 6,282
Posted By bennyng
Zeiss did have a Planar 80mm f/2.8 lens badged...

Zeiss did have a Planar 80mm f/2.8 lens badged under Rollei previously. LTM mount with M adapter.

Cheers,
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-29-2010
Replies: 66
Views: 6,282
Posted By bennyng
For that, I'm thankful. If it weren't for Cosina,...

For that, I'm thankful. If it weren't for Cosina, I probably won't have tried rangefinder photography.

I think for the ZM Line, Zeiss is pretty clever in it's market strategy. On the ZI, there is...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-28-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 5,109
Posted By bennyng
I have used the M8 and M9 and they don't really...

I have used the M8 and M9 and they don't really appeal to me in terms of handling, built quality and image quality. If they are worth next to nothing, I might still considering getting them as...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-27-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 5,738
Posted By bennyng
To be honest, I don't find the 80mm lens large. A...

To be honest, I don't find the 80mm lens large. A bit longer than the 50mm and about the same length as the 75mm, but definitely slimmer.

Cheers,
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-26-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 5,738
Posted By bennyng
Joe, The lens usually goes for a fair bit more....

Joe,

The lens usually goes for a fair bit more. Grab it before it's gone. I don't think you will lose money of this at baby at all.

Cheers,
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-26-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,659
Posted By bennyng
Nice. It always nice to know that an image that...

Nice. It always nice to know that an image that you've written off is actually still quite good when given a second chance.

Cheers,
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-26-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,082
Posted By bennyng
Where do I pay for the R-D2? :D Cheers,

Where do I pay for the R-D2? :D

Cheers,
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-25-2010
Replies: 376
Views: 54,124
Posted By bennyng
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3285/2874008263_cb4...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3285/2874008263_cb41d9d468_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ngminchai/2874008263/)
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Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-13-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 4,372
Posted By bennyng
It's not a Leica? :p Cheers,

It's not a Leica? :p

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-13-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 12,223
Posted By bennyng
If it is indeed the rangefinder coupled version...

If it is indeed the rangefinder coupled version of the Canon 19mm f/3.5 LTM, then the price without finder should be in the region of US$700 to US$950, depending on condition, matching caps and if it...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-10-2010
Replies: 397
Views: 45,031
Posted By bennyng
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3616/3649488114_c7e...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3616/3649488114_c7e658fafb_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ngminchai/3649488114/)
Arriving London...... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ngminchai/3649488114/) by...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-10-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,488
Posted By bennyng
That is a fine looking set! The pinholes are not...

That is a fine looking set! The pinholes are not difficult to fix. There are some good DIY solutions here on RFF as well. Enjoy your new lenses and do show us more pictures.

Cheers,
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-10-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,917
Posted By bennyng
Whilst I like the extra speed on the 35mm Nokton,...

Whilst I like the extra speed on the 35mm Nokton, the singular 28mm frameline on the R4M is great. So far, I've not seen any other camera offering the 28mm frameline on it's own. I would prefer the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-09-2010
Replies: 1,341
Views: 339,719
Posted By bennyng
Now where's the sunset?

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2773/4152625825_168cea847b_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ngminchai/4152625825/)
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-05-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 6,367
Posted By bennyng
I like the Canon 35mm f/1.5 LTM too. I think for...

I like the Canon 35mm f/1.5 LTM too. I think for what it can do, the price of the lens at under US$600 is under valued.

Cheers,
Forum: Travel 10-05-2010
Replies: 75
Views: 6,896
Posted By bennyng
So many wonderful pictures from the trip!! For...

So many wonderful pictures from the trip!! For this, this one really stands out!



Cheers,
Forum: Off Topic 09-28-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By bennyng
Cool! Cheers,

Cool!

Cheers,
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-25-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,379
Posted By bennyng
I would agree with Brian that it's a good price...

I would agree with Brian that it's a good price for a boxed set wiht complete accessories.

Enjoy your new camera.

Cheers,
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-23-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 18,150
Posted By bennyng
I currently own the Carl Zeiss Sonnar 85mm f/2.0...

I currently own the Carl Zeiss Sonnar 85mm f/2.0 lens. I don't own the Tele-Tessar 85mm f/4.0 lens, but have used it once when considering to buy it. In terms of handling, the f/4.0 lens lighter, but...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-21-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,677
Posted By bennyng
If there is no love anymore, there is no point...

If there is no love anymore, there is no point anymore..

Cheers,
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-19-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 178,225
Posted By bennyng
Woah! Impressive looks and specs! Where do I...

Woah! Impressive looks and specs! Where do I pay?

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-09-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 2,312
Posted By bennyng
That is a lucky find indeed! Condition of the set...

That is a lucky find indeed! Condition of the set looks marvelous.

Cheers,
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-09-2010
Replies: 54
Views: 4,939
Posted By bennyng
I feel that way about the Nokton 35mm f/1.2 too....

I feel that way about the Nokton 35mm f/1.2 too. Great delivery and a pleasure to use. Whether on R-D1 or any film bodies. It is also my first choice of the many 35mm lenses currently with...
Forum: Travel 08-30-2010
Replies: 75
Views: 6,896
Posted By bennyng
Sounds like a real adventure! Looking forward to...

Sounds like a real adventure! Looking forward to your pictures Nate. Central Asia is one of the white spots on my travel map at the moment so I've got nothing to share. Shame.

Cheers,
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-27-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,510
Posted By bennyng
I suppose I'm lucky in that respect. Never had a...

I suppose I'm lucky in that respect. Never had a problem with using both the trigger winder or the normal advance within the same roll on my Bessa R4A.

Cheers,
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-27-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,728
Posted By bennyng
The EF-M should be the most basic of Canon EOS...

The EF-M should be the most basic of Canon EOS series film cameras that can accept EF lenses. Besides that, there are many other EOS film cameras.

Cheers,
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-24-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,510
Posted By bennyng
I have it and use it quite often. It also helps...

I have it and use it quite often. It also helps to balance the camera for better handling, especially with the larger/heavier lenses. I also like the additional strap lugs on the winder.

Cheers,
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-22-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By bennyng
I have a 1.33X magnifier on the Bessa R4A for...

I have a 1.33X magnifier on the Bessa R4A for focal length above 50mm.. ;)

Cheers,
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-21-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By bennyng
I agree that the Bessa R4A/M is the best...

I agree that the Bessa R4A/M is the best 19/21/25/28/35/50 zoom finder! With auto parallax correction too!

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-15-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,654
Posted By bennyng
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4075/4892718911_be8...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4075/4892718911_be83cd8e21_z.jpg
Canon 7sZ with Canon 100mm f/2.0 LTM
Shot with Canon 100mm f/2.0 @ f/8.0 on Epson...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-15-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 13,834
Posted By bennyng
My Nokton 35mm f/1.2 already focus to 0.7m. Yours...

My Nokton 35mm f/1.2 already focus to 0.7m. Yours doesn't!?

Cheers,
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-13-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2,067
Posted By bennyng
Looking good Joe! At least you have another R-D1...

Looking good Joe! At least you have another R-D1 to use whilst the R-D1s gets adjusted. Just put in a note to remind them to keep the frame lines parallel to the horizon during adjustment. Once in a...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-12-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,654
Posted By bennyng
Yes Raid. This lens is very often compared with...

Yes Raid. This lens is very often compared with the modern/late pre-APO/ASPH Summicron 90mm as JSU and many others (on other threads) have pointed out.

Cheers,
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-12-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,040
Posted By bennyng
I believe it's not the viewfinder alignment but...

I believe it's not the viewfinder alignment but the RF cam alignment.

Cheers,
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-12-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,040
Posted By bennyng
Joe, I thought the shots were a tad fuzzy too....

Joe,

I thought the shots were a tad fuzzy too. Should be an easy fix. No biggie.

Cheers,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-11-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,654
Posted By bennyng
I still have mine. Whilst it's a large lens by RF...

I still have mine. Whilst it's a large lens by RF standard, it's not really heavy. Good sharpness and nice colors for a fraction of what the Summicron 90mm cost. Nice out of focus rendition too. Has...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-11-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,929
Posted By bennyng
That's a useful comparison that folks can use for...

That's a useful comparison that folks can use for reference. Thanks for the contribution.

Cheers,
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-11-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 2,136
Posted By bennyng
Junk the Canon before it becomes worthless. Then...

Junk the Canon before it becomes worthless. Then again, as the rest have pointed out, you are probably not going to get much back and that's certainly not going to fund much of anything.

Cheers,
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-11-2010
Replies: 99
Views: 11,126
Posted By bennyng
It's the other way around for me. I have a...

It's the other way around for me. I have a Summicron-M 28mm, but switched to the new M-mount 28mm Ultron when it was introduced.

The sharpness on the Summicron is too biting for my liking although I...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-10-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,374
Posted By bennyng
That's a good recommendation from roland. The...

That's a good recommendation from roland. The 100mm f/3.5 is a real pocket rocket if it's optically clear.

Cheers,
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-10-2010
Replies: 56
Views: 3,013
Posted By bennyng
At this point, I have not experienced any...

At this point, I have not experienced any seller's regret yet. Thank goodness. Then again, any gear that left me were spare copies of my existing stash.

Cheers,
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-09-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,461
Posted By bennyng
.......sometimes I do get just a bit carried...

.......sometimes I do get just a bit carried away....

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ngminchai/4860247282/sizes/l/in/photostream/

Cheers,
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