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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Day Ago
Replies: 19
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Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Thank you very much leicapixie for your...

Thank you very much leicapixie for your suggestions. How about filter number 0? Is it grade 3 then?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 2 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 403
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Thank you Randy, I will listen your advices. I...

Thank you Randy, I will listen your advices. I downloaded pdf of Dark Room Cookbook by Steve Anchel. How is this one? Amazon has shipping cost to Turkey. The 4$ is hardcover. I wish it was...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 3 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 403
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Interesting. Thank your for showing me this. This...

Interesting. Thank your for showing me this. This is interesting and I might look into buying it but looks like it shall use a good chunk of paper, and circular, for this.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 3 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 403
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Thank you Ko. Fe. I will look for ilford plastic...

Thank you Ko. Fe. I will look for ilford plastic filters.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 3 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 403
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Thank you very much Steve. I completely agree...

Thank you very much Steve. I completely agree with you. However it is still contrasty to my taste. Do you think dilution can help little?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 3 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 403
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Thank you very much Erik, John! I appreciate it...

Thank you very much Erik, John!

I appreciate it a lot! I am really excited. I agree that Meopta isnt bad but I can look for another lens (23.5mm is the thread on it but its adapter is 39mm I think....
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 3 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 917
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Hi Guys, Years ago I tried to print and bought...

Hi Guys,

Years ago I tried to print and bought some paper I dont remember but I remember that it came curled so I had difficulty to put under the enlarger and keep it flat during printing because I...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 3 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,015
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Hi guys, I have been shooting for more than 10...

Hi guys,

I have been shooting for more than 10 years with rangefinders but finally I setup a darkroom for myself and made my first prints yesterday. It is hard to find darkroom equipment in Europe....
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 3 Days Ago
Replies: 848
Views: 184,255
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Hi Guys, shooting with rangefinders on BW for...

Hi Guys, shooting with rangefinders on BW for more than 10 years, finally I was brave enough to collect all the supplies and try out printing (after an unsuccessful attempt in 2009). Let me summarize...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 3 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 403
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
My first DarkRoom Printing Experience - Help needed

Hi Guys, shooting with rangefinders on BW for more than 10 years, finally I was brave enough to collect all the supplies and try out printing (after an unsuccessful attempt in 2009). Let me summarize...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,636
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
If you mean the distortion and corners etc, it...

If you mean the distortion and corners etc, it may not be perfect and it is prone to flare but it is a nice lens when controlled. I bought this lens for 6 bucks in Kazakhstan in an antique shop...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-09-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 37,963
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Unfortunately I am with Pistach. I bought RX last...

Unfortunately I am with Pistach. I bought RX last year and I fell in love. My first Contax SLR. However I learned the slip problem the hard way. I had partially exposed roll of film. I felt really...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-28-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Yes I emailed them if they ship to Turkey.

Yes I emailed them if they ship to Turkey.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-28-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Yes, but I was wondering about RTS screen because...

Yes, but I was wondering about RTS screen because they are easier and cheaper to source.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-28-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Thank you guys, I look for FW type, not FX. I...

Thank you guys,

I look for FW type, not FX. I corrected my post. Yes there are some on ebay but the shipping is too expensive to Turkey so it makes almost a price of an as-is body.

Another...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-26-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
nobody has experience on this?

nobody has experience on this?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-24-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Contax RX focusing screen

Yes I was too dumb. I read over internet that mirror slip could be fixed by heating by hair dryer. Yes it does help but after a week, it re slips again. So this time I put a little, too much, super...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-15-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,995
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
hmm, thank you for the recommendation! I will try...

hmm, thank you for the recommendation! I will try that. Now I wonder why Voigtlander doesnt take lesson from this.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-15-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,995
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
yes I would prefer all black. I remember there...

yes I would prefer all black. I remember there was flare caused by silver metal on color skopar?
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-17-2019
Replies: 367
Views: 39,726
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
wow Michael, your photos are extremely...

wow Michael, your photos are extremely valuable...You should definitely make use of them.

I think you should also have a site with all your photos ordered by location and time?

I also admire the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-14-2019
Replies: 117
Views: 17,519
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
almost has a 3d pop like a zeiss lens...hmmm

almost has a 3d pop like a zeiss lens...hmmm
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-22-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Guys, he is Turkish I confirm. I am from Turkey....

Guys, he is Turkish I confirm. I am from Turkey. We have many ethnicities and no matter what the origin is we call everyone "Turkish".
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-27-2018
Replies: 125
Views: 4,180
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
https://petapixel.com/2018/09/27/zeiss-unveils-the...

https://petapixel.com/2018/09/27/zeiss-unveils-the-zx1-its-first-ever-full-frame-camera/

More on this... I like the news as it shows zeiss is getting active in this field...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-20-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 4,363
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Wow. Had one roll with my Rx and realized the...

Wow. Had one roll with my Rx and realized the black shadow caused by the non closing mirror which is explained in this thread. I was shocked how it was easy to fix by heating. How long will it last...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-03-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Yes I used the same lens on OMs. I now measured...

Yes I used the same lens on OMs. I now measured the voltage. LR44 measures 1.47v and SR44 measures 1.6v. How can I be sure that the difference is consistent? It felt like as it gets darker the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-03-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
OM-G and OM-4 meters over expose - Help

Hi guys,
I am recently into the OM era and I was surprised by this. I was out using the OM-G but realized that f2 wasnt enough for a sunny day under a shaded space (like an partly closed bazaar...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-27-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 8,286
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
You are free to disagree sir. I respect that...

You are free to disagree sir. I respect that however I am not sure if you realized that I agree most of what you mentioned in your first post. That is also what I learned from my father who is a...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-27-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 8,286
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I agree to that sir. Thanks.

I agree to that sir. Thanks.
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-27-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 8,286
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
p.s. Milvus 50mm f1.4 scores 41 not 35. And its...

p.s. Milvus 50mm f1.4 scores 41 not 35. And its sharpness is 33 compared to 22 on Nikon. It has got better vignetting too.
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-27-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 8,286
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Ok, my nick is LeicaForever but dont get me wrong...

Ok, my nick is LeicaForever but dont get me wrong I am not a high profile Leica fan but I do think that Leica and Zeiss are specialty products and they know somethings others dont know so that is why...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-27-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 8,286
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
So do you partly agree on OP's point or disagree....

So do you partly agree on OP's point or disagree. I partly agree. It is always good to have fewer elements or glass-air surfaces as in every medium light passes, there is some information lost....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-26-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 964
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
it is my second bulk roll experience and i use...

it is my second bulk roll experience and i use metal cassettes and never had poping u either. However it is because I haven't been doing it for long and never dropped rhe casettes. However when I...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-26-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 8,286
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Arent the zeiss lenses especially the m series...

Arent the zeiss lenses especially the m series known for the 3d pop? This thread is overrating that nikkor f1.4
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-26-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 8,286
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
REE stands for rare earth elements. So what does...

REE stands for rare earth elements. So what does it define a good glass? Does Leica or Zeiss have better formula of glass to give their famous characters or any glass would work because it is all...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-26-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 8,286
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
No one also mentions about the content of the...

No one also mentions about the content of the glasses (e.g.REE contents) or their quality such as the presence of micro bubbles or not. How does it compare past and modern times glasses? I heard from...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-26-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 8,286
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Can someone explain why nowadays there is...

Can someone explain why nowadays there is increasing number of multi-focal lenses with good wide apertures, such as olympus 12-40 f2.8? Or is it my perception? Has the technology advanced? To my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-21-2018
Replies: 3,732
Views: 708,063
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I finally got my zuiko and OM-4! Below is an...

I finally got my zuiko and OM-4! Below is an example of 35/2. What a smooth bokeh at f2.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/25431/med_U25431I1529569576.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-21-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Thanks for all info here. I have just bought an...

Thanks for all info here. I have just bought an OM-4 and seals look damaged too. So I might do those tricks mentioned to be safe.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-03-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 10,435
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Even AliExpress can ship it now for 300 bucks. I...

Even AliExpress can ship it now for 300 bucks. I am tempted as I have been looking for a 35mm f2. I actually got an SLR lens, 35mm f2 zuiko which I expect to be awesome lens. What would you say...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-25-2018
Replies: 101
Views: 10,899
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
keep them coming Brett. Very nice shots, very...

keep them coming Brett. Very nice shots, very unique characters from those lenses. I learned a lot today from this thread (I read it from the beginning).
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-22-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 894
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Hmm, tempting. The body is worth of 100 bucks. If...

Hmm, tempting. The body is worth of 100 bucks. If I will be the only one bidding, I would be risking only 35$. I might take a chance. I will keep you posted.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-22-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 894
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Thank you all for your valuable comments. I will...

Thank you all for your valuable comments. I will skip that auction.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-22-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 894
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Thanks Peter, I will ask those questions. Yes it...

Thanks Peter, I will ask those questions. Yes it looks bad. Do you know if Canon 50 f1.5 is easy to disassemble like 50 f1.2?

The current bid is 75 USD with a canon body but there is huge shipping...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-22-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 894
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Can this be cleaned? Canon 50mm f1.5

I found this on ebay. Shall I bid on it assuming this can be cleaned?

Is this fungus? What is it and is it possible to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-18-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Thanks guys for the info. I was particularly...

Thanks guys for the info. I was particularly attracted by the lens but haven't bid anyways. I just wanted to report it here so that people know about it.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-17-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Yasuhara LTM rangefinder camera

Never seen this before.

No relation with the seller.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F112985541871
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-26-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 966
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Hi Murray, I think I saw your posts on this site...

Hi Murray,

I think I saw your posts on this site at another thread. How is your experience with homebrew rodinal?
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-25-2018
Replies: 367
Views: 39,726
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Thank you Michael for sharing your secrets! :) I...

Thank you Michael for sharing your secrets! :) I also have M6TTL. Do you think buying a Seconic is a good idea or you are satisfied with M6 metering?
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-24-2018
Replies: 367
Views: 39,726
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
wonderful shots Michael as usual. May I ask what...

wonderful shots Michael as usual. May I ask what aperture you usually shot at? Not often f1.4 I suppose? I didnt see a lot of bokeh in most of your street shots. Also your exposures are always dead...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-23-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 3,841
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Got it. Learned something new today. I always...

Got it. Learned something new today. I always thought MP is the model after M7.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-23-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 3,841
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
It says it is not the original product.see the...

It says it is not the original product.see the last picture.what does it mean?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-23-2018
Replies: 117
Views: 17,519
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Canon f1.2 also has small distance between f1.2...

Canon f1.2 also has small distance between f1.2 and f1.4 marks on aperture ring.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-23-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 7,112
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I have just boght that lens with canon iia. I am...

I have just boght that lens with canon iia. I am excited but I also have jupiter-12. How is it compares to Jupiter? I want to keep only one 35mm.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-20-2018
Replies: 8,771
Views: 854,944
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Let me see... Canon iiia with 35mm f2.8 serenar...

Let me see...
Canon iiia with 35mm f2.8 serenar and a viewfinder
And a nice Contax RX body which will need a lens! To buy soon. I hope to sell my contax g 90mm to have the budget for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-20-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 966
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
And can I use this developer for stand...

And can I use this developer for stand development?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-20-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 966
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Thanks Erik, and thanks for pulling me to this...

Thanks Erik, and thanks for pulling me to this direction. It will be fun. However I have a question. I also read that aminophenol is not soluble in water so do you heat the water to increase...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-20-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 617
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Wow guys the orwo factory responded and gave me...

Wow guys the orwo factory responded and gave me the cheapest price, 52 euro for 100ft un54 including shipping. I think I will go with that one.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-20-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 966
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Ok however as I said I have a source of...

Ok however as I said I have a source of aminophenol so I won't do parodinal. I also tend to mix potassium metabisulfite an potassium hydroxide. Would I need KBr as seen in some formulas?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 966
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I am sure it works but parodinal has only 90 days...

I am sure it works but parodinal has only 90 days of shelf life. I want something like the original rodinal. Not oxidized easily.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 966
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I would appreciate if you can send me the pages...

I would appreciate if you can send me the pages on Rodinal. The recipes on apug are so variable so I don't know which one to make. Also my main concern is the shelf life. I want something with long...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 617
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Yes I got the same feeling. I couldn't find...

Yes I got the same feeling. I couldn't find anywhere else but on ebay and it ain't cheap.

P.s.I checked the article at japan camera hunter posted above. He mentioned emailing the factory and he says...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 966
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Nobody wants to write? You might be thinking...

Nobody wants to write? You might be thinking there are tons of recipes out on the internet but I should say it is all confusing.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 966
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I am unable to get those developers as they need...

I am unable to get those developers as they need special permit to be shipped to my country. It is what fotoimpex and Macodirect told me. So any other opinion?

There is this link that gives an old...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 966
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Home brew Rodinal

Ok. Since I now have difficulties in getting rodinal from fotoimpex or Macodirect (due to changes in regulations in EU, it is classified as dangerous goods), and after Erik's suggestion I started to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 617
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I heard about it. It is even present on ebay. How...

I heard about it. It is even present on ebay. How is it and who produces it? What does it like compared to?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 617
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Hi, With shipping it becomes 70 eur. So same as...

Hi,
With shipping it becomes 70 eur. So same as if I buy rolls in Turkey. So why the hassle. I still didnt eliminate it but...dont know. Getting 20 instead of 18 is a good point. Thanks for pointing...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-18-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 617
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
It is because they only left wit 16 rolls. :) As...

It is because they only left wit 16 rolls. :)

As I say Turkey is not a big market for film.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-18-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 867
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Not working at all for me. Not loading anything!

Not working at all for me. Not loading anything!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-18-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 890
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I wish they would do that :) it is really silly...

I wish they would do that :) it is really silly because they shipped it to me in 2016. I am finishing supplies and in local market I can only find d-76 and id11. I will try making my own rodinal.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-18-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 617
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Help me decide to buy film, 10 acros + 4 tmax + 4 fp4 or 16 pan100 + 2 fp4

I have a dilemma. I live in Turkey where I cant easily find film (35mm). Film is getting expensive and I dont want to spend too much as I dont shoot to often. I use rodinal. I like fp4 but it is too...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-18-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,140
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
It is a separation. I had it on a summitar. I...

It is a separation. I had it on a summitar. I primitively tried to heat the lens and pressed it hard. I was able to get rid of the separation but it ruined the front element by millions of scratches....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-17-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 890
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Email them to check guys. Below is my email so...

Email them to check guys. Below is my email so even UPS wouldn't ship.

From: [email protected] <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, Apr 18, 2018, 12:37
Subject: Re: Fwd: SHOP : Kontaktformular
To:...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-17-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 890
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Might go that way. Is this original formula that...

Might go that way. Is this original formula that can last forever? Fomapan formula gone bad after a year.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-17-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 890
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
:) ok sorry but it says in EU some restrictions...

:) ok sorry but it says in EU some restrictions and outside of EU, no shipping. I am outside of EU so not shipping to me. Maco might ship it by using UPS but it costs 40eur to me. I still need to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-17-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 890
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Ps DHL is german post not the courier...

Ps DHL is german post not the courier companyDHL.

If you use UPS I need to pay 40 eur for shipping.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-17-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 890
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Fotoimpex and Macodirect wont ship rodinal anymore

Due to changes in DHL's regulations, most liquid chemicals including rodinal and hc110 are considered as dangerous goods so they wont ship outside of EU. And some restrictions exists in EU too. So...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-17-2018
Replies: 73
Views: 7,856
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I found some acros 100 in local store. Are they...

I found some acros 100 in local store. Are they still the same formula mentioned in this thread? Shall I give it a try? It looked too contrasty to my taste but can be a combo with a low contrast lens...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 5,186
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Is it true that silvermax is orthochromatic? Does...

Is it true that silvermax is orthochromatic? Does that matter? I dont have experience on this.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 5,186
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
In one of the old threads someone said that the...

In one of the old threads someone said that the apx in fotoimpex is old stock. Is it still possible? On apx100 it says new emulsion but on apx 400 it doesn't say.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 5,186
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
How do you find this film? How is it compared to...

How do you find this film? How is it compared to fp4 and old apx ?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 5,186
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Bumping up this old thread. Fotoimpex has bulk of...

Bumping up this old thread. Fotoimpex has bulk of this film. Is it any good? It isn't possible that this is old emulsion. Is it?

I didn't like the fomapan. Its base was so soft and was scratching...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-11-2018
Replies: 3,732
Views: 708,063
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Hi guys, thanks for replies. In one of the photos...

Hi guys, thanks for replies. In one of the photos I posted the link was shot at f11. That is what surprises me. I wonder if it is postprosessing. I didn't see the vignetting in the sample in this...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-11-2018
Replies: 3,732
Views: 708,063
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
https://flic.kr/p/s7ANDb https://flic.kr/p/qwwNMU

https://flic.kr/p/s7ANDb
https://flic.kr/p/qwwNMU
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-11-2018
Replies: 3,732
Views: 708,063
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I am also on the hunt for some OM gear. I am...

I am also on the hunt for some OM gear. I am bidding on 35mm f2 and 50mm f1.4 on ebay. I was checking sample photos from OM lenses and I realized heavy vignetting on their fast lenses such as 35 f2....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-02-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,046
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
35mm Viewfinder, Where can I find it?

I have a Leica iiif and Jupiter-12. I also have an old Vario-viewfinder from Leica but it is too bulky. I need a simple and light 35mm viewfinder such as the ones from Voigthlander. I am unable to...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-16-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,380
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I have black scratches that means they are in the...

I have black scratches that means they are in the emulsion then!

They are so fine that are invisible to naked eye when look at the emulsion part... They probably have equivalent scratches on the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-16-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,380
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Didnt help much, neither vaseline nor nose...

Didnt help much, neither vaseline nor nose grease...any other suggestions? how much do you apply those two?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-16-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,380
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Horizantal scratches - how to get rid of?

I have horizontal continuous scratches on my negatives on the polished side of the film. Here you can see on the photo, look on the car, to the middle of the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-09-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,826
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Hi Newst, thanks for your reply. The flare...

Hi Newst, thanks for your reply. The flare might be due to lens or the camera because I have another shot from the same spot 1 sec apart and it doesnt have the flare. Most probably from the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-08-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,826
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Any more ideas?? Peter? Sent from my m2 note...

Any more ideas?? Peter?

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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-08-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,826
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Hi Rob, as I mentioned, I didnt developed those...

Hi Rob, as I mentioned, I didnt developed those and the lab probably used bad developer, the negatives are not sharp also and the scanning is bad too.

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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-07-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,826
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160707/f297e90ba...

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160707/f297e90bae25e531853354f71f1a09d3.jpg

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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-07-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,826
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Here are some samples from leica iif and fp4...

Here are some samples from leica iif and fp4 film. The lab used probably ****ty developer as the result is very contrasty and grainy with coarse grains.

Samples with early summitar,

This one has...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-03-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,826
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
:) Sent from my m2 note using Tapatalk

:)

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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-03-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,826
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I am taking some shot today. Thanks for the...

I am taking some shot today. Thanks for the advices. Will let you know.

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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-03-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,826
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Peter, thanks. Paint is smeared little on the...

Peter, thanks. Paint is smeared little on the lens surface. That is what tried to remove. Can you please look at the last photo and say if you see it? Paint thinner didnt help. So I should remove...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-03-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,826
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Hi Ronald, what is POS? Sent from my m2 note...

Hi Ronald, what is POS?

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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-03-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,826
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Thanks Peter for the info. Expelled Balsam...

Thanks Peter for the info. Expelled Balsam cleared very nicely. How about the melted paint?

And how about coating and cleaning marks?

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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-02-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,826
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
The thing is that I am out of my country so I...

The thing is that I am out of my country so I dont have my reliable M6 and developing tanks with me. If I can find a lab for BW developing I can try it with leica iif. I will definitely post sample...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-02-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,826
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Early Summitar - uncoated?

I recently bought a leica IIf with summitar with 50% separated front group with rainbow color pattern. I read over internet that heating can help in re-curing the cement, which is actually epoxy I...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-20-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,444
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I also bought this for 260...

I also bought this for 260 bucks!

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/262481543576?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Is it a good deal?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-18-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,444
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
322136124713 was the item number on ebay. Could...

322136124713 was the item number on ebay. Could you please look at it and tell what could be in the black case? Another lens? The seller said it is a lens doubler. Whatever it means.

Sent from...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-18-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,444
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I just bought the items and paid 359$ including...

I just bought the items and paid 359$ including shipping. I am looking forward to what I will get!! Will post when I get the items!! Excited.

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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-18-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,444
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
And I need to count on the 68$ shpping plus...

And I need to count on the 68$ shpping plus possible custom fees. I have just offerred 300$ to try my chance.

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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-18-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,444
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I guess that this is an early...

I guess that this is an early summitar?

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTU5NlgxNTMz/z/GAwAAOSw-4BXZRis/$_12.JPG?set_id=2http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxNTEy/z/lZMAAOSwepJXZRi4/$_12.JPG?set_id=2
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-18-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,444
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Looks like below. What if not removable? like...

Looks like below. What if not removable? like haze or etching.

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/ODk4WDE2MDA=/z/bzgAAOSw3YNXZRiu/$_12.JPG?set_id=2
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-18-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,444
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
It is f3.5 but looks foggy from front. Does it...

It is f3.5 but looks foggy from front. Does it still worth?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-18-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,444
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I had some extra photos from him and it is an...

I had some extra photos from him and it is an early uncoated summitar not summar. It looks clean but nikon doesnt look clean.

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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-17-2016
Replies: 230
Views: 60,610
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Wow. Do you have before and after photos of the...

Wow. Do you have before and after photos of the lens?

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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-17-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,444
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Leica iif + summar + nikon 3.5cm for 350 bucks

Hi guys, I found an ad from US on ebay with those equipments and two viewfinders with origonals cases etc on sale for 350$. The seller found them on an estate sale and not an informed person on...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-13-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3,266
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Hi GDI, another update from me. They sent me 6...

Hi GDI,

another update from me. They sent me 6 rolls of RPX 100 for 10 meter damaged film and put 10 empty metal cassettes for free. Yes I find DHL useless and very slow too. They will send me the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-08-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 3,150
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Guys this thread is about SL35/SL350 systems...

Guys this thread is about SL35/SL350 systems :)

What kind of reliability issues are expecting me? Could you please elaborate?

why I bought? Because I like to try different systems and I liked the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-08-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 3,150
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Great images and great colors. Thanks for...

Great images and great colors. Thanks for posting. Which film did you use?

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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-08-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 3,150
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I see that there wasnt much love for SL35/SL350...

I see that there wasnt much love for SL35/SL350 bodies probably because they werent built sturdy enough. Can they be worse than Leica R4? Really?

I am still hopeful that the bodies I bought can...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-08-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3,266
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I didnt ask for the refund. They offered but I...

I didnt ask for the refund. They offered but I needed film so asked them to re-send. However the same day in the evening I realized that the roll is partially damaged so I asked for 6 rolls of RPX...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-07-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3,266
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Haha I am still stressed while rolling as I am...

Haha I am still stressed while rolling as I am afraid of making mistake. I realized that the lid on my loading machine might pop up while rolling so I have to hold it tight.

Sent from my m2 note...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-07-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 3,150
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Have you had any experience with 35mm bodies?...

Have you had any experience with 35mm bodies? Rollei was a big company famous with its TLRs which were always made in Germany so I would expect the same quality for german made SLRs and lenses....
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-06-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3,266
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
After third try, I found the unexposed part of...

After third try, I found the unexposed part of the film approximately at 10 meter. I attach the photo of it. macodirect was late answering my inquiry but they were very helpful afterwards, they...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-06-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 3,150
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Here is one example, it is made in germany even...

Here is one example, it is made in germany even though it says made by rollei.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/311518827836

And another one although they are not 50mm

https://www.ebay.com/itm/381563566847
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-06-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 3,150
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Yes Raid but interestingly all singapore made...

Yes Raid but interestingly all singapore made planars have Rollei-HFT word on the lens. And all german made Carl Zeiss QBM planars have either no HFT marking or says only HFT. Mine is like a hybrid....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-05-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 3,150
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Yes, people say to stay away from Singapore made...

Yes, people say to stay away from Singapore made Rolleis. That is why the two bodies I bought are made in Germany. Hopefully they will not fail me. I am inclined to keep SL350 and later sell SL35 but...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-05-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 3,150
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Really? No Rolleiflex SLR lovers??

Really? No Rolleiflex SLR lovers??
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-05-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 3,150
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Any Rollei SL35 & SL350 lovers out there?

I recently bought a bundle of one SL35 (german) with 1.8/50 (unknown country) and a SL350 with 2.8/35 (singapore) all for only 250&euro;. Both in working conditions. Pretty good deal isnt it? I know...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-31-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 972
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
What is a speed tester? Sent from my m2 note...

What is a speed tester?

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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-31-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3,266
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Yes I developed the first roll and it is...

Yes I developed the first roll and it is completely black, only not on where the tape was. To understand the rest I need to load all into canisters and get 3 random rolls as suggested by one member...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-31-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3,266
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
"Reminder to self: Changing bag for...

"Reminder to self: Changing bag for exploration."

Exactly! It is also strange that the black plastic bag has open end. Why not sealing for such cases?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-31-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3,266
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
thank you guys. I will load the first roll...

thank you guys. I will load the first roll tonight to see it! Thank you for your help.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-31-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3,266
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
how many canisters do I need for 30m roll? I can...

how many canisters do I need for 30m roll? I can try to find used ones at home but there is not many shops in Turkey keeping film, even for display purposes.

You say short rolls at 3 different...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-31-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3,266
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I have only 5 canisters. I cant load all. Are we...

I have only 5 canisters. I cant load all. Are we not safe if the first canister is ok? As it is the outermost layer in the roll?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-31-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3,266
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Urgent help needed! - Opened box of bulk film

Hi Guys,

I ordered a box of rollei 100 from Macodirect. After painful a month of shipping finally the boxed arrived but there was a surprise. The tapes on the box's lid were cut so the box was...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-29-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,216
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Thank you Jan I will try that. Sent from my m2...

Thank you Jan I will try that.

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Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-17-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,686
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I agree, with shipping and customs that one would...

I agree, with shipping and customs that one would be near its value so I stopped bidding at 275 usd. I fell in love with nikkor though!

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Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-17-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,686
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I have just missed that beauty on eBay!

Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/331852935871

This is gone for half of its value I think.

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Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-17-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,216
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Responsiveness of Contax G2

Hi there,

I set the focus to manual mode at a certain distance (e.g. 2.90m), the I choose a shutter speed manually but still sometimes G2 doesnt respond to fully depressed shutter. Sometimes there...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-10-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 2,435
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Thank you for the mention Functus!

Thank you for the mention Functus!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2,395
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I bought locally ID-11 and Ilford fixer. And from...

I bought locally ID-11 and Ilford fixer. And from Macodirect site, I bought 100ft rollei RPX100 bulk film and two bottles of Compard R09 125cc.

Was it a good choice? will Rollei be good with R09?...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-07-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2,395
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
In a local market I found hc110 (quite expensive...

In a local market I found hc110 (quite expensive though 1kg 35$) but it has an expiry date of 01.2017. Shall I worry about it?

How is ID-11same as d76? It says it has 6 months shelf life.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-06-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2,395
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
DD-X isnt a common developer I suppose Rob? As a...

DD-X isnt a common developer I suppose Rob?

As a rule of thumb probably fine grain developers are prone to get exhausted faster. Is that right?

Examples, Ilfosol 3, Perceptol etc.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-06-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2,395
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
how is Ilfosol 3? I found it in a local market.

how is Ilfosol 3? I found it in a local market.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-06-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2,395
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Fomadon is exausted after a couple of years. It...

Fomadon is exausted after a couple of years. It could last longer if I kept it at a colder and drker place though.

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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-06-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2,395
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
What shall I order as least oxidation prone developer?

After ruining several rolls with expired Fomadon R09 and Perceptol (which is very short life developer), what shall I order for me as a next developer. I would prefer powder as I will order from...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-06-2016
Replies: 114
Views: 11,237
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
This may make sense if the body is thinner now....

This may make sense if the body is thinner now. Is it? or how much thinner? Do you know?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-05-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 2,284
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I have just developed a roll with Fomadon r09 and...

I have just developed a roll with Fomadon r09 and the negatives turned very very thin. It was due to exhausted developer...for sure. So yours might be completely exhausted?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-05-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,051
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Yes Bill you may be right. Longetivity of this is...

Yes Bill you may be right. Longetivity of this is under question. That is why I dont recommend but it might be a temporary solution. I will post my result in the future.

Sent from my m2 note using...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-04-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,051
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Fixing Shutter Curtain with Nail Polish :)

A fellow RRF member sent me a Kine Exakta I with Carl Zeiss Tessar 50mm f2.8 as a Christmas Giveaway gift years ago.

It has been sitting in my cabinet since then as the shutter was stuck and I didnt...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-03-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,245
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Hi Roger, Thank you very much for your nice...

Hi Roger,

Thank you very much for your nice explanatory procedure. I also watched a video in which he rolled an exposed film around the bulk film center for practice and it started to visualize in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-03-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,245
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
well for me the scary part is to load the bulk...

well for me the scary part is to load the bulk into the bulk chamber. As it is the part done in darkness. Where (which way) does the leading end go, how the end is pulled towards the canister side...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-03-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,245
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Sweet! thank you Bill, Roger. Can I still ask...

Sweet! thank you Bill, Roger. Can I still ask questions after reading if I dont understand anything?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-03-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,245
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Bulk Loading How-to

Is there an online site explaining this step by step? I have been always afraid of as everything is done in dark and there are more steps fiddles than film loading to the developing tank. Years ago I...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-26-2016
Replies: 161
Views: 13,950
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Pm sent!!! I didnt know family could come so...

Pm sent!!! I didnt know family could come so number of people would be 3 in that case. Am I coming??????
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,548
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
By the way, here is the address information of...

By the way, here is the address information of this antique shop if someone is interested in going there in the future:

Antikvarniy magazin
Ulitsa Seyfullina, 33
Astana
Tel. 8 (7172) 48 72 82...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-24-2016
Replies: 281
Views: 70,609
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Fp4 on...

Fp4 on M6
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/25431/U25431I1461487610.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-24-2016
Replies: 367
Views: 39,726
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Great images. Give GAS. Thanks for posting.

Great images. Give GAS. Thanks for posting.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-24-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 7,805
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I used rodinal (r09, fomadon) with great results,...

I used rodinal (r09, fomadon) with great results, especially with fp4 and stand development.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-24-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,548
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/25431/U25431I1461487610.SEQ.0.jpg

Here is a shot from the test. The lens is good at f2.8 on my M6 with a subsitute converter (this shot is not at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,548
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Hi there, thanks for your suggestions. I shot a...

Hi there, thanks for your suggestions. I shot a test film. I will see. What did you mean by "Just do not substitute on LTM-M adapter."?
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,548
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Do I need shimming to use it on my M6 at 2.8 wide...

Do I need shimming to use it on my M6 at 2.8 wide open??
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,548
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I couldnt checked the above one but my colleague...

I couldnt checked the above one but my colleague found me a antique shop with lots of FSU gear. And you cant believe what gem I found there. A jupiter-12 35mm f2.8 in excellent condition on a fed. I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-21-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,225
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Do the googles add any distance between the lens...

Do the googles add any distance between the lens and the body? Do they change the focal lenght or they are just for magnification of the viewfinder etc.

Sorry for the lame question. I really dont...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-21-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,548
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Thank you very much! I will try and let you know....

Thank you very much! I will try and let you know. Were you living in here before?
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-20-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,548
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Any photo stores in Astana - Kazakhstan?

Hi Guys,

I am currently in Astana and I wonder if there is any shop in the city selling rangefinder lenses-cameras. As this is a former SSCB country I suppose there might be few stores?

Cheers
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-30-2016
Replies: 46
Views: 23,719
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
In my copy of 50mm f1.2, the oil between the...

In my copy of 50mm f1.2, the oil between the elements, which is a common problem (sometimes etches the elements) affect the degree of glowing and fuzziness at wide open. I clean it by my self and it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-09-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,160
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Thank you Bill / John! Yes, I realized also that...

Thank you Bill / John!

Yes, I realized also that perceptol's shelf life is quite short once mixed up...only 6 months it says. I wonder it I light seal the bottle and drop some glass beads, that can...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-09-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,160
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
FP4+ and Perceptol

I really liked the results. First time I used this combo. The grains are quite smooth/invisible.


M6+35mm color...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 03-03-2016
Replies: 76
Views: 19,047
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
The thread has been sleeping for long...I sold my...

The thread has been sleeping for long...I sold my DP1 but I still enjoy seeing the images from those cameras.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-29-2016
Replies: 84
Views: 6,704
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
It used to be cheaper with more possibilities...I...

It used to be cheaper with more possibilities...I am afraid of the future of the film photography...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-29-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,123
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
10mm f5.6 - world's first rectilinear lens at 10mm

No one has seen this yet?

http://bokeh.digitalrev.com/article/cp-2016-voigtlander-show-world-s-first-rectilinear-10mm-f-5-6-lens-for-full-frame

I personally wouldnt find this lens useful but it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-29-2016
Replies: 84
Views: 6,704
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I never thought of this thread becoming film vs...

I never thought of this thread becoming film vs digital discussion :)

Well film is almost dead for slides. I have enjoyed slides and projecting them more than anything but it is almost entirely...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-24-2016
Replies: 84
Views: 6,704
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
well bulk is a good idea. I intended to do so and...

well bulk is a good idea. I intended to do so and even bought the loader but then I heard that the cassettes time to time opening if you are not carefully closing them etc. So that possibility...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-24-2016
Replies: 84
Views: 6,704
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Thanks for writing the sites, especially the...

Thanks for writing the sites, especially the macodirect.de, which is closer to me. Although it says shipping is 24 EUR, cost per roll can be cheaper when buying large amounts.

I cant believe it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-24-2016
Replies: 84
Views: 6,704
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Film is getting expensive

It is about 6.5 bucks for a single roll of Ilford on ebay. It is getting to be a really expensive hobby.

Is it the same at the rest of the world?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-24-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,272
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I used 1+100 stand development and I was very...

I used 1+100 stand development and I was very happy with the results too. You can check my gallery.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-24-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,307
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Are we talking about the original Rodinal? I...

Are we talking about the original Rodinal?

I have been using Fomadol R09 and heard that it is more sensitive and does expire. I kept it outside in hot summer and I am worried if it is done now. It...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-24-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 11,496
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Quite an ugly camera. However as said, I would...

Quite an ugly camera. However as said, I would like to test it against my Nex-7. I am happy with EVF of Nex-7 and camera's performance but I used to have Sigma DP1 in the past and I liked the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-11-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 5,230
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Thank you everyone...Yes I made several mistakes....

Thank you everyone...Yes I made several mistakes. Grain wasnt the biggest problem. I would expect grain due to the fast film I used but lack of contrast and fog with thin result were the biggest...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 5,230
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Foma indicates 1+200 with 60 min on their site so...

Foma indicates 1+200 with 60 min on their site so there is one of the mistakes I made. I saw under another topic on rff site that 1+50 gives good results with Foma 400.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 5,230
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Unsuccessful Stand development of Foma 400

I made some mistakes. I ended up very low contrast grainy and foggy negatives. Where did I make mistake or mistakes? The film also sat in the camera for 6 months. Rodinal has been out in my balcony...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-24-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 6,630
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I dont agree that FP4 being grainy with Rodinal....

I dont agree that FP4 being grainy with Rodinal. I got pretty sharp and crisp images with that combo. I dont remember exactly but quite frankly I normally use stand...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-05-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 5,335
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I have both systems, I currently use G-system...

I have both systems, I currently use G-system after dumping the system twice due to faulty focus mechanisms. I finally found a non-faulty body/lenses and I enjoy using it (more often then the...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-03-2015
Replies: 97
Views: 43,791
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Very nice composition!

Very nice composition!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-05-2014
Replies: 158
Views: 16,471
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
why paypal not supported?

why paypal not supported?
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-10-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 4,871
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Yes! I was right. My previous 45mm was faulty. I...

Yes! I was right. My previous 45mm was faulty. I think now I had luck this time and I received a non-faulty 45mm from KEH (although there are some dust specks between the lens elements... I bought...
Forum: Travel 05-30-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,141
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I love that city too ...

I love that city too
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/25431/U25431I1267149019.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Travel 05-26-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 11,493
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Looking forward to seeing the photos from the...

Looking forward to seeing the photos from the meeting.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-05-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 459
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Summar with letter "Y"

Hi all,

No relation to the seller but came across to that...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-04-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 9,569
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I see zeiss has less votes overall :) I would...

I see zeiss has less votes overall :)

I would dump 35 f1.2, how many special moments you can have. I always wanted to try Nokton but I am not sure I would carry it everyday due its size. So zeiss...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-28-2014
Replies: 99
Views: 6,831
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Slide films are the reason why I started shooting...

Slide films are the reason why I started shooting in film but it is getting so expensive and rare (especially at this part of the world). Some of the legendary slide films are disappearing too. When...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-27-2014
Replies: 99
Views: 6,831
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I bought 4 rolls of film (fuji velvia 50, provia...

I bought 4 rolls of film (fuji velvia 50, provia 100, acros 100 and pro400) for 45 USD!!! For me the film is not dying but suffering from a serious illness, digital photo-cheuma :)
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-24-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 4,871
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I may have had slight angle but I was trying to...

I may have had slight angle but I was trying to put it parallel to the film plane like you said. The background scale has 45 degree to it as explained...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-24-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 4,871
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I have done that already. I had 36 shots with...

I have done that already. I had 36 shots with different distances and f values. As I said 45mm failed 13 times in 17 shots.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-24-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 4,871
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
here are the...

here are the photos:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-mIPNNlcR2Ro/U1jnjxw-HJI/AAAAAAAAGfI/GP5r1ntiwQc/w800-h527-no/09_copy.jpg

crop of the image with...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-23-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 4,871
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Hi Ian, Could you please share the methodology...

Hi Ian,

Could you please share the methodology you use which is not mentioned already here. I would like to learn it if it is something different than what we discuss.

In the end, I think my 45mm...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-23-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 4,871
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Hi guys, After I finished my test, I shoot 14...

Hi guys,

After I finished my test, I shoot 14 shots with 90mm at 2.8 and 17 shots with 45mm at f2. 4 out of 14 shots with 90mm failed but it was when I centered the focus point btw focusing...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-23-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 4,871
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Thank you very much for your long message with...

Thank you very much for your long message with lots of suggestions. Yes it is a quirky system and I gave up before without knowing those details blaiming the system so that is why I want to be more...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-23-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 4,871
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Not really a contradiction. I am in the group of...

Not really a contradiction. I am in the group of people who believe the majority of the focusing errors occur due to the user error. In this particular case I am guessing that finally the focusing...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-22-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 4,871
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I have returned 2 G1 bodies and 1 G2 body for...

I have returned 2 G1 bodies and 1 G2 body for those problems but this time I am determined. This is my second G2 body and second set of 45&90mm lenses and I need to figure this out. There are...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-22-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 4,871
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
I will test both lenses on the body with the...

I will test both lenses on the body with the focusing chart. However I heard that 90mm has a bad reputation at 2.8 with bad focusing so my test might be biased...Lets see.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-22-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 4,871
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
Still no comments, suggestions??

Still no comments, suggestions??
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-21-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 4,871
Posted By LeicaFoReVer
No one to help me on that?

No one to help me on that?
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