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Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-02-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 3,005
Posted By ferider
I was going to ask the same thing. Mine is...

I was going to ask the same thing. Mine is certainly sharp and rectilinear enough for anything that I will use it for...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-01-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 3,005
Posted By ferider
Me and daughter #2, with the new Color Skopar and...

Me and daughter #2, with the new Color Skopar and my faithful M100.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Picture-a-Week/2019/02212019/i-LHb5QkQ/1/69ed2779/X2/tn_L1001787-X2.jpg

I _like_ the lens. :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-29-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 2,649
Posted By ferider
Last week in WY, first with VM 50/1.5 Nokton,...

Last week in WY, first with VM 50/1.5 Nokton, next with 28...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-08-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By ferider
Intriguing. Also good to see no framelines, say...

Intriguing. Also good to see no framelines, say for 28 on M2 or 40 on M3.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-02-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 20,790
Posted By ferider
Perfect fit between 50/1.1 and 50/1.5. Plus...

Perfect fit between 50/1.1 and 50/1.5.

Plus smaller than the 1.1, short min. focus, and probably better OOF (asph). The 40/1.2 is outstanding. I love my new 40, and for me it fits better between 28...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-20-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 5,693
Posted By ferider
Personally, by really using it and counting...

Personally, by really using it and counting "keepers", fotomeow. Haven't had the lens long enough yet, obviously; the next year or so will tell ....
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-20-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 5,693
Posted By ferider
Business must be good, Stephen, if you can treat...

Business must be good, Stephen, if you can treat a repeat customer and long-standing forum member like that. Good for you.

No. I don't mind the price (and am not asking for a free hood), and I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-19-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,397
Posted By ferider
Baked Alaska, a couple of months...

Baked Alaska, a couple of months ago.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Picture-a-Week/2017/07052017/i-B52QTzh/1/bc6858ad/X3/_DSC7646-X3.jpg

I could go on ... post some of your favorite dishes !

Roland.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-19-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,397
Posted By ferider
And now, for something different ...

My better half baking a Norwegian Christmas Tree Cake. The Aquavit bottle will go inside the finished cake...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-19-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,397
Posted By ferider
W/NW Food

A couple of weeks ago in Beijing.

Pork Brain Fondue ("Hot Pot")

https://photos.smugmug.com/Picture-a-Week/2017/12022017/i-zSp3PHd/1/4681db80/X3/L1001495-X3.jpg

Hawker...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-19-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 5,693
Posted By ferider
You do that with the VM 50/1.5 and it will...

You do that with the VM 50/1.5 and it will vignette - and trust me, I'm a good customer of his. And 40 is 20% wider. That's not the point. The point is that the 50/1.5 VM did come with a hood. Why...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-19-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 5,693
Posted By ferider
The normal backwards shift, like most fast normal...

The normal backwards shift, like most fast normal lenses, similar to CV 50/1.4 and 1.1. Perfectly usable.

Here is an infinty shot wide open before sun-rise this morning. Check out the guy in the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-19-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 5,693
Posted By ferider
$109 for the LH-8 hood. And I have no idea if a...

$109 for the LH-8 hood. And I have no idea if a standard 52mm hood will vignette ... and frankly, why do I have to experiment until I find the right one ? For me the excluded hood is a first from CV.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-19-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 5,693
Posted By ferider
40mm / 1.2 is great, but ...

Technically, it turns out to be a "grail lens", it's very, very good: plenty sharp wide open, and undramatic vignetting - the first 1.2 lens that I could use for landscapes @f1.2. Beautiful bokeh,...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 10-23-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 2,029
Posted By ferider
A nice reminder, Jon, showing how this can be...

A nice reminder, Jon, showing how this can be done. See also my original thread (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=56962) from March 2008, documenting this mod for the first...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-19-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 8,367
Posted By ferider
Besides the obvious speed, I would assume better...

Besides the obvious speed, I would assume better performance on digital due to asph elements (shift in the 40/1.4 is significant). And I'm hoping it has less distortion than the 35/1.2 (as the 50/1.1...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-19-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 8,367
Posted By ferider
One cool lens !

One cool lens !
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-18-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 3,633
Posted By ferider
There is more to abberations than just a center...

There is more to abberations than just a center...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-16-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 753
Posted By ferider
Yes. Built quality is great, and so is the use...

Yes. Built quality is great, and so is the use model, VF, AF speed, etc.

My favorite lenses ? Minolta Maxxum metal lenses, in order of preference: 85/1.4, 35/2, 200/2.8 APO, 50/1.4, 500/8, 105...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-15-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,927
Posted By ferider
Thanks for posting, all ! Some great photos .......

Thanks for posting, all ! Some great photos .... keep them coming please.



Yes Mooge (via Nikon Silver Efex Pro).

Three of our esteemed members (Mike, Robert and Kent) over beer on...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-06-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,927
Posted By ferider
Interesting you should say this. I was suprised...

Interesting you should say this. I was suprised how dry it was ... Shasta lake was basically empty (2 weeks ago). I'm worried we'll have a very dry 2018, feels like water is still being...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-06-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,927
Posted By ferider
Thanks, Mike, they did - daddy did a lot of BBQ....

Thanks, Mike, they did - daddy did a lot of BBQ. Just sent you email ...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-06-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,927
Posted By ferider
Thanks :) Still using the 50/1.4 ?

Thanks :) Still using the 50/1.4 ?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-06-2017
Replies: 507
Views: 190,872
Posted By ferider
On the 240, from our recent camping...

On the 240, from our recent camping...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-06-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,927
Posted By ferider
Some photos when camping in northern Cal. Mount...

Some photos when camping in northern Cal.

Mount Shasta

https://photos.smugmug.com/Picture-a-Week/2017/09242017/i-2KkwFwX/1/e518c050/X2/L1001353bw-X2.jpg

Shasta Dam (second biggest dam in the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-06-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,927
Posted By ferider
W/NW: 35mm Summicron v1

The kit:

https://photos.smugmug.com/Picture-a-Week/2017/06032017/i-cWc4vRx/0/9f0e123b/L/_DSC7638-L.jpg
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-07-2017
Replies: 108
Views: 6,020
Posted By ferider
Whatever the reason, it's good for him....

Whatever the reason, it's good for him. Marketing-wise, any exposure is good exposure :) So we don't need to feel sorry for him.

Roland.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-05-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 2,302
Posted By ferider
Either this, or - if you need M mount - a Leica...

Either this, or - if you need M mount - a Leica CL. A little higher and a little shorter than a standard. As lens add, for example, a 28/2 MS-Optical.

Roland.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-05-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,232
Posted By ferider
Thanks ! xxxxx

Thanks !

xxxxx
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-04-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,232
Posted By ferider
No Flare. Grand...

No Flare. Grand...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-04-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 792
Posted By ferider
W/NW: Timing

The Tetons

https://photos.smugmug.com/Picture-a-Week/2017/09042017/i-nBmvtjK/1/16dded38/X2/L1001259-X2.jpg

And again...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 2,760
Posted By ferider
These actually were used. Rff forces a space but...

These actually were used. Rff forces a space but there is none.

- Rindfleischetikettierungsueberwachungsaufgabenuebertragungsgesetz
-...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-29-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,512
Posted By ferider
I've had them all and kept the 85/1.8. Now: if...

I've had them all and kept the 85/1.8.

Now: if you absolutely want 85, and cann't afford the 1.8, get yourself a Nikkor 85/2 (very compact and great performer). The "best" of the Canon short teles...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-28-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,232
Posted By ferider
My copy is very flare resistant. So, to avoid...

My copy is very flare resistant. So, to avoid using the big original hood I just use another filter ring - works perfectly. This is my Leica dream combo, BTW, in a way all I ever...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-27-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,232
Posted By ferider
Great lens, and - for Leica prices - affordable...

Great lens, and - for Leica prices - affordable since the new version came out. Love my copy, great oof, reasonably sharp wide open, and medium...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-27-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 2,671
Posted By ferider
Nobody ever talks about it, but more than half of...

Nobody ever talks about it, but more than half of the technical improvement of the internet, cellular net (now going to G5), video formats, flash cards and video enabled DSLR and mirror-less cameras...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-27-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 754
Posted By ferider
Hi Dave, 1- i dont know of anybody else selling...

Hi Dave,

1- i dont know of anybody else selling it, although i'm sure you can get it from Leica parts in NJ
2- the original aluminum knob of the m4p, m6, etc. bends easily. The advantage of a DAG...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-21-2017
Replies: 112
Views: 6,429
Posted By ferider
This is great, Andy !

This is great, Andy !
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-21-2017
Replies: 112
Views: 6,429
Posted By ferider
Eclipse a little different ...

Fuji X100S at work...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-13-2017
Replies: 57
Views: 4,942
Posted By ferider
It's not only the smearing, Raid. The color is...

It's not only the smearing, Raid. The color is off: there is a purple vertical stripe on the right.

Roland.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-13-2017
Replies: 57
Views: 4,942
Posted By ferider
You are doing fine with the focus, Raid, don't...

You are doing fine with the focus, Raid, don't worry about EVF (its a pita imho).

Your lens also shows Italian Flag, like mine (moon shot and pier),

Roland.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 08-09-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 2,336
Posted By ferider
Well, she was using the lens to shoot an Aurora...

Well, she was using the lens to shoot an Aurora at night, but only after reading her MC meter :) On the bright side, there were M3 framelines.

In another forum there were comments on the rifles, and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-03-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 2,344
Posted By ferider
Interesting. Turns out you can buy it since a...

Interesting. Turns out you can buy it since a couple of years in Canon or Nikon mount already (Somnium 85mm 1.5, https://www.meyer-optik-goerlitz.com/de/somnium-85-f1.5, for around 1k Euro). Unless...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-03-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 2,344
Posted By ferider
Entirely possible. Don't forget there is the...

Entirely possible. Don't forget there is the Helios 40-2 already, newly made for several SLR...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-03-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 1,681
Posted By ferider
With JB Weld and sandpaper (on the removed shell,...

With JB Weld and sandpaper (on the removed shell, of course)



Email Aki Asahi :)

Cheers,

Roland.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-02-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 1,681
Posted By ferider
It is once you remove it :) (50/90mm becomes...

It is once you remove it :) (50/90mm becomes permanent on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-01-2017
Replies: 89
Views: 4,821
Posted By ferider
In that spirit ... good that raccoons are not...

In that spirit ... good that raccoons are not interested in Leicas.

"A woman and her husband walking their small dog in San Francisco's Richmond District and found themselves attacked and bitten by...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-31-2017
Replies: 68
Views: 2,595
Posted By ferider
They do. Just get the right lenses. For example,...

They do. Just get the right lenses. For example, 28/2, 50/2 macro or 50/1.2, and 90/2 macro. Avoid 35mm. The two macro lenses are second to none. The 28/2 is great, but not as good as the 28...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 901
Posted By ferider
I know. Still, Oakland is special, It's the 3rd...

I know. Still, Oakland is special, It's the 3rd most dangerous city in the country (https://www.forbes.com/pictures/mlj45jggj/3-oakland). Your generalization based on a reported theft on Twin Peaks...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 901
Posted By ferider
Oakland is not "the SF Bay Area". Just like...

Oakland is not "the SF Bay Area". Just like Vinegar Hill is not Central Park.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-29-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,989
Posted By ferider
Most likely somebody filed the lens flange to...

Most likely somebody filed the lens flange to bring up 35mm frame-lines on a big Leica. Check the mount on the lens.

Roland.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-29-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 11,727
Posted By ferider
Nice. Keep the photos and experience with the...

Nice.

Keep the photos and experience with the lens coming, all !
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-28-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,286
Posted By ferider
Actually, already the P9 was co-engineered with...

Actually, already the P9 was co-engineered with...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-27-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 5,403
Posted By ferider
I'll sell you a clean one for $799 :)

I'll sell you a clean one for $799 :)
Forum: Nikon RF 07-26-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By ferider
There is still one in the classifieds, Kiu, that...

There is still one in the classifieds, Kiu, that I've been eyeing off and on ...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost-classifieds/showproduct.php/product/52207/
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-26-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 11,727
Posted By ferider
This is for Keith :) Playing with my (focusable)...

This is for Keith :) Playing with my (focusable) Zuiko adapter 2 years ago...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-25-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 3,392
Posted By ferider
Pictures say more than 1000 words...

Pictures say more than 1000 words...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-25-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 8,354
Posted By ferider
No, the pitch is to spend US 3400 and one week...

No, the pitch is to spend US 3400 and one week for a work-shop. Suggested use of a phone cam is just a supporting argument that the work-shop is "worth it", to learn "Seeing". A very typical argument...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-25-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 11,727
Posted By ferider
If you check ebay, prices are already going up...

If you check ebay, prices are already going up for some sellers. Plus, some posts have now added "Send Item By DHL.More Quick And Safe".

Roland.
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-24-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 4,315
Posted By ferider
That's a common mis-conception. If I may quote...

That's a common mis-conception. If I may quote myself (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=156630):

"... A. Clark was the first to describe the “Double Gauss” lens design [Patent...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-24-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 11,727
Posted By ferider
Thanks for reading, Keith. I have the same Zuiko,...

Thanks for reading, Keith. I have the same Zuiko, a true general purpose lens, technically much better than the 7A. For all practical purposes the Zuiko results feel like they came from the CV Nokton...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-24-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 8,354
Posted By ferider
With the next iPhone likely to come in at > US...

With the next iPhone likely to come in at > US 1100 (?), way more expensive than my 25 MPixel, still great DSLR, all the above discussion is kind of point-less.

Plus nobody ever talks about the fun...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-24-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 3,468
Posted By ferider
Congrats ! I have only used the original cap on...

Congrats !

I have only used the original cap on the Summicron-C + hood, somebody else might chime in if there is something cheaper.

You will need a different strap if you add a Zhou case. Without...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-23-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 11,727
Posted By ferider
Don't make fun of my tape-measure, KF, that one...

Don't make fun of my tape-measure, KF, that one is my favorite ! After almost 20 years in the US, i still prefer the metric system ....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-23-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 11,727
Posted By ferider
Within the accuracy of the system, the match...

Within the accuracy of the system, the match between EVF and RF is OK. It's not as accurate as with my fast Leica or CV lenses, because of the very short throw, but I feel good enough to not bother...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-23-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 11,727
Posted By ferider
You are very welcome. I usually do these kind of...

You are very welcome. I usually do these kind of tests to get a feel for the lens myself (I'm an Engineer).

Just did a shift test, and here is the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-23-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 36,428
Posted By ferider
A few basic tests with my lens:...

A few basic tests with my lens: http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=161976.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-23-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 11,727
Posted By ferider
Some more Details on the 7Artisans 50/1.1

1) It's cute, well built, quite dense - heavier than I expected; it's also coded as Noctilux and works as such on my 240 (which is a bit sensitive to the exact coding...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-22-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 2,281
Posted By ferider
I traded my v2 Summilux years ago against...

I traded my v2 Summilux years ago against binoculars and am not looking back, the VM 1.5 Nokton is just so much better, even wrt built and handling. I never understood the attraction to a 1k$ 50/2.5...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-20-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 3,468
Posted By ferider
There are 3 versions of basically the same lens...

There are 3 versions of basically the same lens design:

1) Leica CL / 40mm Summicron-C / Series 5.5 filter
2) Minolta CL / 40mm Rokkor / 40.5mm filter
3) Minolta CLE / 40mm Rokkor / 40.5mm...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-20-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 3,468
Posted By ferider
This. The Summicron-C/Rokkor is a really special...

This. The Summicron-C/Rokkor is a really special lens, similar (but cheaper) than the late pre-asph Summicron 35/2. I prefer the late CLE Rokkor version because it's mechanically better built...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-20-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 3,468
Posted By ferider
If you are in the US and print on 8x10...

If you are in the US and print on 8x10 frequently, think about it this way:

a 8x12 photo taken with a 35mm lens and then cropped to 8x10 for framing purposes, is the same as going down from a 35mm...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-19-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 36,428
Posted By ferider
I look at it as a completely different lens,...

I look at it as a completely different lens, unique really as a Zunow replica (extended Sonnar). Will be hard to beat my Nokton as I use it (as a high performance landscape lens). Your pics show a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-19-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 36,428
Posted By ferider
+1. Got my silver one on Mon. What a substantial,...

+1. Got my silver one on Mon. What a substantial, dense little chunk of glass. The only Leica lens i own where the mount is fixed with Torx screws. Calibrated mine yesterday, that is a bit of a Pita...
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-17-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,377
Posted By ferider
Hmm. The aspherical element in the 1.5 Nokton...

Hmm. The aspherical element in the 1.5 Nokton replaces 2 elements, and therefore, it can be considered a back-extended Ultron (see also...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 07-17-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,273
Posted By ferider
From my head: f1.4, ASA400, 1/60 ... 1/125 So...

From my head: f1.4, ASA400, 1/60 ... 1/125

So for you, it's probably around 1/4 to 1/2 a sec wide open. If there are people, might want to pick faster film, try to go up to 1/8 of a sec, at least.
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-16-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,377
Posted By ferider
6 elements / 4 groups, my favorites - canon...

6 elements / 4 groups, my favorites

- canon 100/2, the perfect match to your canon 50/1.4
- 35 Summicron v3

If you need 28, try the MS Optics Apoqualia-G 28mm f2.

Roland.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-14-2017
Replies: 161
Views: 33,516
Posted By ferider
So now every two threads that share a lens name...

So now every two threads that share a lens name in the title will get merged because of an arbitrary suggestion of one out of the many thousand RFF members that we have ? :confused: Doug, you know...
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-14-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 4,483
Posted By ferider
A little off subject, but to put lens distortion...

A little off subject, but to put lens distortion in perspective:

I admit, it takes me typically more time to correct perspective in post, than lens distortion. Because I have to feel myself towards...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-14-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 804
Posted By ferider
There is no back-focus at infinity. The lens'...

There is no back-focus at infinity.

The lens' infinity stop is set for image distance = focal length, and most Leica lenses have the exact focal length specified on them.

Everything else should be...
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-13-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 4,483
Posted By ferider
Yes I did .... lost in translation. :)

Yes I did .... lost in translation. :)
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-13-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 4,483
Posted By ferider
It's all...

It's all relative.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Technical/Other-Technicalities/For-Reference/i-GL6qtKw/0/4fdc98ad/O/distortion.jpg
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-13-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 4,483
Posted By ferider
Very much agree. Not generally true, the...

Very much agree.



Not generally true, the Nokton 1.1 is a good counter example.

These are the 5 Seidel Aberrations:

- Spherical Aberration
- Coma
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-13-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 4,483
Posted By ferider
Juan, I'm learning from the replies that some...

Juan,

I'm learning from the replies that some levels of distortion are OK for me, but not for others. Indeed, if you compare - for example - Puts' data of different Leica lenses...
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-12-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 4,483
Posted By ferider
The Nikkor AIs 50/1.8 and Nikkor-H 50/2 that I...

The Nikkor AIs 50/1.8 and Nikkor-H 50/2 that I have are quite clean, Juan.

Here is what I've tried on the RF side and found to be mostly rectilinear:

- all Summicrons (I've tried coll, rigid, v3...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-11-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 2,345
Posted By ferider
Not the antithesis for...

Not the antithesis for...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 07-10-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,391
Posted By ferider
Congrats on the camera ! Reg. your...

Congrats on the camera ! Reg. your question:

https://photos.smugmug.com/Technical/Other-Technicalities/For-Reference/i-w4RL5Sq/0/afae2fef/O/xa.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-10-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 840
Posted By ferider
Agree ! Usually worth more than the 50/2.8. And...

Agree ! Usually worth more than the 50/2.8. And one of TomA's favorites, I remember.

Roland.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-10-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 840
Posted By ferider
It's a collapsed M-mount 50/3.5 Elmar, with...

It's a collapsed M-mount 50/3.5 Elmar, with push-on filter. Like this one, for...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-09-2017
Replies: 75
Views: 8,542
Posted By ferider
I remember well that - for example - clean 2.8...

I remember well that - for example - clean 2.8 Summaron lenses or rigid 5cm Summicrons were available for < US 300 at the same time. Yes, you might call the CS' price now inflated, but so are many...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-08-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 36,428
Posted By ferider
Looks like an over-corrected Sonnar on Steroids,...

Looks like an over-corrected Sonnar on Steroids, IMO, like a faster Nikkor 5cm/1.4. That's a good thing, I feel.

Couldn't resist after all, cann't wait to see how the lens performs at f2.

Roland.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-07-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 917
Posted By ferider
It's a funny thing with these threads: for every...

It's a funny thing with these threads: for every 5 great repair stories of a Leica technician, you will find at least one bad one .... for any of the shops. I could tell you one for Don, for...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-04-2017
Replies: 75
Views: 8,542
Posted By ferider
Yes, Sir :) Thanks again ! Today, on the...

Yes, Sir :) Thanks again !

Today, on the 240:

https://photos.smugmug.com/Picture-a-Week/2015/05072015/i-VszqX6j/0/217d9ade/O/ColorCornerFixedPPtn.jpg

Always loved that lens, in a way the CS 28/3.5...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-03-2017
Replies: 75
Views: 8,542
Posted By ferider
The CS is easily Cornerfix'ed in post. If you...

The CS is easily Cornerfix'ed in post.

If you dont want to use Cfix, i suggest a 28 Leica lens with code. Ive tried Canon 28/3.5 and Nikkor 28/3.5, but they vignette much more on digital than film....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-01-2017
Replies: 387
Views: 17,665
Posted By ferider
Nice. I can hear Ry Cooder in the background.

Nice. I can hear Ry Cooder in the background.
Forum: Leica SL 06-30-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,648
Posted By ferider
Correct. An air-cooled "Street Glide" (FLHX),...

Correct.

An air-cooled "Street Glide" (FLHX), with 96 cubic inch Twin Cam, 2007 or 8 or thereabouts. Here is the history:

Knucklehead (1936 to 1947)
Panhead (1948 to 1965) ...... (see Easy...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-26-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 36,428
Posted By ferider
I was seriously considering it over the week-end....

I was seriously considering it over the week-end. Don't mind Shenzhen manufacture, and if you like your iPhone that is made next door, you shouldn't either. And a little less than US400 doesn't mean...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-25-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 4,386
Posted By ferider
I still own both. And I have a very good copy of...

I still own both. And I have a very good copy of the Color Skopar (they are not all the same).

Practically, with my Ultron and CS copies, resolution, color, etc., are pretty much on par, at all...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-22-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 4,386
Posted By ferider
And three more pics to revive this...

And three more pics to revive this...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-22-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 4,386
Posted By ferider
Here are older threads with more pics,...

Here are older threads with more pics,...
Forum: Travel 06-21-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,249
Posted By ferider
+1. How very beautiful, thank you much for...

+1.

How very beautiful, thank you much for sharing ! 6x6, right ? What camera if I may ask ?

Roland.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-20-2017
Replies: 107
Views: 3,593
Posted By ferider
I just bought my last film camera ever: an OM4...

I just bought my last film camera ever: an OM4 with updated circuit board (prefer it over the T due to brass top and bottom). It will be used mostly with the Zuiko 50/1.2, one of my all time favorite...
Forum: Travel 06-19-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,680
Posted By ferider
Have a look here,...

Have a look here, Jon:

https://www.numbeo.com/crime/compare_cities.jsp?country1=Argentina&country2=United+States&city1=Buenos+Aires&city2=New+York%2C+NY

It wouldn't deter me, but be careful. Don't...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-18-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 10,175
Posted By ferider
Thank you ! Sure, you will love your new lens !

Thank you ! Sure, you will love your new lens !
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-18-2017
Replies: 378
Views: 43,016
Posted By ferider
Wonderful, Michael.

Wonderful, Michael.
Forum: Photo Software 06-18-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 5,274
Posted By ferider
Wonderful tones, Andrej ! I feel I certainly...

Wonderful tones, Andrej !

I feel I certainly changed the way I do post-processing after this competition, for B+W in...
Forum: Photo Software 06-17-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 5,274
Posted By ferider
Very happy you guys are using the 2 lenses, and...

Very happy you guys are using the 2 lenses, and no wonder you photo was "found" on flickr, Lynn !
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-17-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 7,834
Posted By ferider
My only other LTM yellow lens is the Nikkor...

My only other LTM yellow lens is the Nikkor 35/1.8.

There are plenty of SLR fast radioactive 50s though. I have one...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-16-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 2,167
Posted By ferider
I'll play as...

I'll play as well:

https://photos.smugmug.com/Technical/Other-Technicalities/For-Reference/i-xb3s2hR/0/337c7625/O/guess.jpg

Where there are two entries, hard to choose between the two, boldface my...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-16-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,462
Posted By ferider
Your English is just fine. Have a look...

Your English is just fine. Have a look here:

https://sites.google.com/site/kameraque/home/bokeh-king-is-naked-repairing-leica-summicron-35mm-pre-asph

and...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-15-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By ferider
OP: You have an SLR copy, not sure with what...

OP: You have an SLR copy, not sure with what adapter (Leica R, maybe ?).

Like Phil, I used to have the LTM (M39) coupled version - excellent lens. And not expensive.

I still have two Leica mount...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-15-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 3,475
Posted By ferider
Only early collapsible Summicrons are...

Only early collapsible Summicrons are radioactive, David.

I just bought a very clean one from Igor for below US 500. Very happy with the lens. He appears to have two more in stock (neither...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-14-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 10,175
Posted By ferider
Not my experience. When I had a clean 50/2.8 LTM...

Not my experience.

When I had a clean 50/2.8 LTM copy...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-14-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 3,475
Posted By ferider
You can get a clean collapsible Summicron for...

You can get a clean collapsible Summicron for below US 500. If the rigid exceeds your budget, the collapsible would be my next choice.

Or one of the Sonnars, Nikkor 50/1.4, Canon 50/1.5 or Opton...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-11-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,131
Posted By ferider
What sevo and Dwig said. You can prove it via a...

What sevo and Dwig said. You can prove it via a wet print.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-06-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 1,376
Posted By ferider
Yes, just search on ebay. I use a fairly wide and...

Yes, just search on ebay. I use a fairly wide and soft OPTECH strap, US 19 or so.



I don't think it's a trap, but then 28 is my favorite FOV on 35mm. So I agree with Chris, if you like 35 on 35,...
Forum: Olympus RF 06-06-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,612
Posted By ferider
See above. When I got my first camera, a new...

See above. When I got my first camera, a new OM2n, when I was 14, I remember it came with a small grey cardboard card between shutter and pressure plate, to allow playing with it without...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-06-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 1,376
Posted By ferider
I'd say, try it out ! Somebody loved that lens in...

I'd say, try it out ! Somebody loved that lens in the past ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-06-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 1,376
Posted By ferider
Congrats. I also have the EL (the camera that...

Congrats. I also have the EL (the camera that went to the moon !), black 80 Planar and 150 Sonnar and a chrome 50 Distagon.

Even the older chrome lenses are stellar. Just make sure there is no haze...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-06-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 979
Posted By ferider
While photography is a craft, Optics is a...

While photography is a craft, Optics is a science.

Anyways, I don't think any of the 3 lenses was designed to generate the most beautiful 900 x 900 pixel, rectangular crops. For all we know, the 3...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-06-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 979
Posted By ferider
Indeed not very scientific. Would be nice to see...

Indeed not very scientific. Would be nice to see an iphone 7 shot next to it as well.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-05-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,610
Posted By ferider
Wonderful ! Hope you'll print that one.

Wonderful ! Hope you'll print that one.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-05-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,510
Posted By ferider
Correct, Teddy, no sharpening. Hmm. There must...

Correct, Teddy, no sharpening.



Hmm. There must be sample differences wrt flare. I just tried to quantify the flare of mine ... It's 7am, and the Sun is already quite bright in CA. First, this is...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-03-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,510
Posted By ferider
A picture says more than 1000 words (click for a...

A picture says more than 1000 words (click for a bit larger size). Just taken (handheld):

https://photos.smugmug.com/Picture-a-Week/2017/06032017/i-kTrXvb3/1/792c2dd2/O/L1000872%20-2.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-03-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,510
Posted By ferider
I have similar experience: got my M2 v1 for 1500...

I have similar experience: got my M2 v1 for 1500 from Leicashop/Westlicht and the glass is clean. I tried the Summaron but never liked it. I have other 35s, including the VM Ultron, the v3, and the...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-01-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 3,059
Posted By ferider
This is a popular internet myth (check the...

This is a popular internet myth (check the tables): (1) different types of camera and lenses are treated differently. (2) different countries (for example Germany vs. UK vs. Japan vs. Korea and/or...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-30-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 3,059
Posted By ferider
You save on European VAT but pay US customs, yes ?

You save on European VAT but pay US customs, yes ?
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-30-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,271
Posted By ferider
#3 really jumps out, Keith, thanks for sharing !

#3 really jumps out, Keith, thanks for sharing !
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-29-2017
Replies: 615
Views: 92,135
Posted By ferider
The Noodle...

The Noodle Guy:

https://photos.smugmug.com/Picture-a-Week/2017/05272017/i-DCbjFWH/1/022529eb/O/L1000845.jpg
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-21-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 6,795
Posted By ferider
I have quite a few 35s. My favorites are the...

I have quite a few 35s. My favorites are the Summicron v1 and the chrome VM Ultron 35/1.7.

Both are truly amazing lenses. Technically, the Ultron runs circles around both ZM Biogons. And, did I...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-21-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 3,364
Posted By ferider
Similar to what Dante said: we already knew 15...

Similar to what Dante said: we already knew 15 years ago that 2 out of 3 samples would haze up over time, but back then these were cleanable. Nowadays, the haze has etched the glass of most lenses -...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-15-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 36,259
Posted By ferider
The easiest way for Leica to clean out the...

The easiest way for Leica to clean out the remaining 240 stock.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-12-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,578
Posted By ferider
Why not quality MF ? You can get a classic 500C...

Why not quality MF ? You can get a classic 500C or 500EL + Planar for less than 500 bucks. Or a Fuji 6x9 for around 300. Negatives won't get much better with anything else.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-01-2017
Replies: 323
Views: 25,800
Posted By ferider
Same here. Beautiful to look at, but clunky and...

Same here. Beautiful to look at, but clunky and loud in use.

Nr. 2 on my list is my X100s. We still don't get along, and I've tried.

Other than that, I liked almost every camera I used.

Roland.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-01-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,610
Posted By ferider
Great ! Love the Colosseum and Chianti pictures.

Great ! Love the Colosseum and Chianti pictures.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-27-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,694
Posted By ferider
Reminds me of...

Reminds me of this:

https://cdn.geekwire.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/nordstromjeans-630x563.png

Yours for US 425 only @ nordstrom.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-26-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 960
Posted By ferider
Oh, wow. Great photo, and impressive that you...

Oh, wow. Great photo, and impressive that you found/applied that PCB fix. You're motivating me to take my AF out again - just a plain silver one, not the cool Rhodium version that you have though...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-24-2017
Replies: 1,559
Views: 199,432
Posted By ferider
Not puppies...

Not puppies...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-23-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,043
Posted By ferider
Thank you much for sharing, Michael. :)

Thank you much for sharing, Michael. :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-23-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2,241
Posted By ferider
Funny, I've tried them all (except the APO), but...

Funny, I've tried them all (except the APO), but ever since I shoot digital, the only ones I've kept are the rigid and the collapsible, since they offer unique contrast/resolution/size...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-22-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 3,899
Posted By ferider
Since you have a good 50/2, why only go 2/3 of a...

Since you have a good 50/2, why only go 2/3 of a stop faster ?

Get the CV 50/1.1, one of the best technical 50s out there and you can use it for the times when size doesn't matter and you need...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-20-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 888
Posted By ferider
Just as a side note: I've tried on the CL and...

Just as a side note: I've tried on the CL and looked through the open film door what happens: it will not touch the meter, but a barrier that is in front of the meter, so the meter is not in danger.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-20-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 888
Posted By ferider
Doesn't work on CL. Don't know about M5.

Doesn't work on CL. Don't know about M5.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-19-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By ferider
If you like that lens, and do like to focus, you...

If you like that lens, and do like to focus, you can get it in LTM as well (and use on the CL, for example) http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39464

Roland.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-19-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,234
Posted By ferider
It's a very mild case of "Schneideritis". Google...

It's a very mild case of "Schneideritis". Google returns, for example, http://www.4photos.de/camera-diy/Schneideritis.html

Roland.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-18-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By ferider
Leica CL or Barnack with Hex 50/2.4 collapsible...

Leica CL or Barnack with Hex 50/2.4 collapsible (works on CL). Or 40/2 CLE Rokkor on the CL.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-14-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,368
Posted By ferider
Rollei 35S.

Rollei 35S.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-12-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 5,809
Posted By ferider
OP: this is the lens you really need :)...

OP: this is the lens you really need :) http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost-classifieds/showproduct.php?product=51739
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-11-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 5,809
Posted By ferider
Well, Mike could have used a 35 as...

Well, Mike could have used a 35 as well.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Picture-a-Week/2016/10032016/i-gtLnz8h/1/XL/L1000205-XL.jpg

Which was shot with an f1.7 lens "only", using a type 240. Plenty of...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 04-09-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,550
Posted By ferider
Not exactly back 2 basics, but this is my smaller...

Not exactly back 2 basics, but this is my smaller version of your kit :) There is a 135/2.8 as well, that I don't use...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-09-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 3,804
Posted By ferider
I've shown this before, maybe this helps someone....

I've shown this before, maybe this helps someone. In contrast to M4-P and earlier, I believe M6 framelines were made for (1) 0.7 vs 1m min focus, and (2) slide film, which was popular for...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-09-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 7,443
Posted By ferider
At the remote chance that somebody here wonders...

At the remote chance that somebody here wonders how to hood the LTM versions of these lenses (35/1.8 is different size than...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-08-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 2,419
Posted By ferider
The chrome VM 50/1.5 is better built than many...

The chrome VM 50/1.5 is better built than many Leica lenses. Similar to a DR Summicron, handling feels similar, too. Outstanding lens. And the 50/1.1 is optically even better, but not as well built,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2017
Replies: 78
Views: 6,706
Posted By ferider
Yes. In the US in public, the same and identical...

Yes. In the US in public, the same and identical right as the other person taking the photo. There is no difference, it is "free speech" in both cases.

Calling the photographer a "perv", is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2017
Replies: 78
Views: 6,706
Posted By ferider
Taking a photo of somebody else is harassment ?...

Taking a photo of somebody else is harassment ? Who is being harassed ?



Why do you care what he is into ? For all we know he just got a new cell phone and is testing noise level at high ISO.

The...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-04-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,636
Posted By ferider
Great photo, Michael. OP: as the bokeh in this...

Great photo, Michael.

OP: as the bokeh in this shot is nothing to write home about, and there is plenty of light, I suggest any good modern multi-coated lens. For example a 50/2.8 Elmar-M, a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-04-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,327
Posted By ferider
Interesting responses. To the OP: Have a look...

Interesting responses.

To the OP: Have a look here:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=86381

and here (#13)

https://www.cameraquest.com/m6dif.htm: "this is why 50/2 Duel...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-04-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,327
Posted By ferider
Actually some do and some don't. You have to...

Actually some do and some don't. You have to try.

And no, you don't have to change the googles. The DR RF cam get's very close to inside parts of the camera when it works.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-03-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,228
Posted By ferider
In theory, the v3 should have slightly better...

In theory, the v3 should have slightly better corners and less vignetting (per Lager, the optical formulas are different). But it will depend much on the sample that you get. So, if all else is equal...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-02-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,674
Posted By ferider
I had one and I really liked it. The zoom lens...

I had one and I really liked it. The zoom lens that came with it not so much.

With a good lens (your 28/2 and 50/1.2), a good OM2000 makes very sharp photos. And the spot meter is great.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-01-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,008
Posted By ferider
Love mine. See this thread:...

Love mine. See this thread: http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=152649

Roland.
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-31-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 5,018
Posted By ferider
What does red mean in the picture, Jon ?

What does red mean in the picture, Jon ?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-30-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 2,084
Posted By ferider
Correct. Like I said, you need the Leica version...

Correct. Like I said, you need the Leica version with updated firmware.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-30-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 2,084
Posted By ferider
Had the same question a couple of months ago and...

Had the same question a couple of months ago and bought the Leica SF26 for my 240. I might be wrong, but after some search concluded that there really are only two TTL flashes for the 240+ on the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-29-2017
Replies: 91
Views: 8,680
Posted By ferider
I don't really understand the story. It would...

I don't really understand the story. It would take an experienced CLA person like SK 10 min to take the top plate off and remove hair and white spot (whatever it is). Also, she has done great work...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-29-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 824
Posted By ferider
I see at least 3 different lenses. Large one...

I see at least 3 different lenses. Large one early in the reflection (5:09) might be a Noctilux, later there is a 35 Summicron Asph, and in the end a 21 Summilux (not sure about the strange finder /...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 03-28-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,170
Posted By ferider
Very cool Phil. How far is the rear element away...

Very cool Phil. How far is the rear element away from the shutter ? Just wondering if this can be used on a digital M, too.
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-26-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 5,018
Posted By ferider
Have a diagram, Jim ?

Have a diagram, Jim ?
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-26-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 5,018
Posted By ferider
Wides with concave front elements

When I finally got to try a 28mm Summicron, it occured to me how similar it behaves to my VM 35/1.7 (except for obviously being a bit wider). Resolution and contrast, field curvature (the Ultron has...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-22-2017
Replies: 77
Views: 6,138
Posted By ferider
The earlier all-metal, close focus pancake...

The earlier all-metal, close focus pancake version that I am showing above (see also http://www.destoutz.ch/lens_50mm_f1.8_2257006.html) is multi-coated; flare resistant, compact, performance very...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-22-2017
Replies: 77
Views: 6,138
Posted By ferider
My favorite...

My favorite...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-18-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 3,942
Posted By ferider
Your Zeiss "glass" is Voigtlander glass. :) And...

Your Zeiss "glass" is Voigtlander glass. :) And that 90 - while "sharp" in the center (resolution) - is not really "punchy".

Note that I have 2 35mm Summicrons: my version 1 is "sharper" than a 35/2...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-15-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 2,002
Posted By ferider
As a general rule, GAS = superficial purchase...

As a general rule, GAS = superficial purchase syndrome.

My name is Roland and it has been one week since I bought my last lens.

------

Huss, I always thought the P was gorgeous, the "Bauhaus...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-14-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,464
Posted By ferider
0.95, 1, 1.1 (but the first and third are very...

0.95, 1, 1.1 (but the first and third are very close, as they should be); if you didn't use a tripod or have a worse Nokton copy than me, all bets are off. Click for...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-13-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 4,460
Posted By ferider
Me too. Keith, it's tricky because the 1.0...

Me too.

Keith, it's tricky because the 1.0 Noctilux vignettes like crazy. We'll see I guess.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-13-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2,058
Posted By ferider
Stephen still appears to sell the 3+:...

Stephen still appears to sell the 3+: https://shop.cameraquest.com/lomography/lomography-50mm-f/1.5-jupiter-3/
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-13-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2,058
Posted By ferider
Question is what is it worth to you ? Four safer...

Question is what is it worth to you ?

Four safer ways to do it:
1) get a serial # under 52xxx (that's what I have)
2) get an Amedeo adapter and a Contax Jupiter
3) get a Canon 50/1.5 instead - if...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-13-2017
Replies: 80
Views: 5,643
Posted By ferider
The 55/1.2 is a character lens if there ever was...

The 55/1.2 is a character lens if there ever was one. Nowadays, quite a rare design for a fast normal, a rear extended Planar (where the typical more modern 50/1.2 - Zuiko, Nikkor, etc., all have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-13-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 1,442
Posted By ferider
Let me put one thing first: If a camera doesn't...

Let me put one thing first: If a camera doesn't have a good optical viewfinder, it's a non-starter. I am biased that way :)



You got that right. The OM[34] are great examples how to improve an...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-11-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 3,942
Posted By ferider
I suggest to also consider the VM 35/1.7....

I suggest to also consider the VM 35/1.7. Astounding lens.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-02-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 2,020
Posted By ferider
15mm Heliar II vs. III

Can somebody explain the difference to me, please, on a digital Leica ? I understand vIII was made for the Sony a7*, among others. Does vII show "Italian Flag" on M9 or type 240 ? How do you code...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-28-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 6,277
Posted By ferider
The "ei" in Rollei is pronounced just the same as...

The "ei" in Rollei is pronounced just the same as the "ei" in Leica.

You don't do yourself any favors pronouncing it differently ...



... even worse if you seem proud of it, "Sayray". :)

Roland.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-27-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 806
Posted By ferider
Not sure why, but I love the first one !

Not sure why, but I love the first one !
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-25-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 3,683
Posted By ferider
The Nikkor 3.5cm/2.5 is just a very good lens,...

The Nikkor 3.5cm/2.5 is just a very good lens, and short registration distance does make designing a good wide angle much easier. Similar 6/4 design as the 35/2.8 Summaron, which is known to be one...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-19-2017
Replies: 91
Views: 9,560
Posted By ferider
Maybe. I have to remind myself that not all...

Maybe. I have to remind myself that not all Germans had to go through the same marriage therapy sessions and HR classes :)
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-19-2017
Replies: 91
Views: 9,560
Posted By ferider
Sorry, Fred, you cann't expect a non-native...

Sorry, Fred, you cann't expect a non-native English speaker to understand "mansplaining" (yet), alternative English or not.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-19-2017
Replies: 91
Views: 9,560
Posted By ferider
Go right ahead - it's good for the economy :)...

Go right ahead - it's good for the economy :) (and the kind of work I do).

I personally wouldn't mind the additional 2 stops and the larger viewfinder for 28mm. Then again, my 240 was a special gift...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-19-2017
Replies: 91
Views: 9,560
Posted By ferider
Use IR cut filters on the 240.

Use IR cut filters on the 240.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-18-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 4,386
Posted By ferider
Still like this lens :) Beg. of the week in...

Still like this lens :) Beg. of the week in Taiwan:

https://photos.smugmug.com/Picture-a-Week/2017/02172017/i-7fC7fB9/1/O/L1000572.jpg

Team is undecided about food choice...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-16-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 2,309
Posted By ferider
Ignore these posts. M240 files are so malleable,...

Ignore these posts. M240 files are so malleable, you can make them look like M9 files, but not the other way around.

Literally, compared to M9, _everything_ is better about the 240. Robustness, IQ...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-13-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,234
Posted By ferider
I had several 2nd party glasses of Asahi Draft...

I had several 2nd party glasses of Asahi Draft last night.

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Next to the 40mm lenses mentioned above the only other exceptions that come to mind are

- CLE 28mm Rokkor
- very early, non-goggled...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-11-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,181
Posted By ferider
Change the adapter, or file a mm off one of the...

Change the adapter, or file a mm off one of the flanges.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-10-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 2,932
Posted By ferider
Found one more thin TE shot...

Found one more thin TE shot :)

https://photos.smugmug.com/Picture-a-Week/2015/02072015/i-r693Pdh/1/O/L1000820.jpg

and...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-10-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 2,932
Posted By ferider
The fat TE (v1) does flare like you said. The...

The fat TE (v1) does flare like you said. The thin one (v2) doesn't, at least not the copies that I used. To avoid spots get a recent copy (when Leica used different glue), serial above 3 Mio or...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-10-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 2,932
Posted By ferider
Agree with you on the quality of the 75/2.5,...

Agree with you on the quality of the 75/2.5, Andy, but unfortunately the OP uses an M4-2. Then again, he could just use a 90mm LTM adapter ...

Here is the Tele Elmarit @f5.6 on the 240,...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-10-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 2,932
Posted By ferider
Using 85mm with 90mm frame-lines is not a problem...

Using 85mm with 90mm frame-lines is not a problem at all - a lot of us do it.

I never understood the attraction of the expensive Elmarit-M or the Tele-Tessar, as there is the outstanding Tele...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-07-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 3,780
Posted By ferider
+1. And the best part is that I have no need to...

+1. And the best part is that I have no need to downgrade to M10, since my 100 was a gift :)

https://photos.smugmug.com/Picture-a-Week/2014/12-14-A/i-PcbvCSM/0/O/camera.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-07-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 3,780
Posted By ferider
Thanks :) Now I have to get a Nikon/M adapter...

Thanks :) Now I have to get a Nikon/M adapter just for that lens .... I thought my Minolta 85/1.4 was enough but your photos say otherwise.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-07-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 4,015
Posted By ferider
I have always disagreed with that. I make the...

I have always disagreed with that. I make the image, not the lens. If I enjoy a camera, I take better images.
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