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Forum: Nikon RF 06-23-2019
Replies: 757
Views: 238,167
Posted By Niko
It’s the Voigtlander zoomfinder. Covers 15-35mm....

It’s the Voigtlander zoomfinder. Covers 15-35mm. Quite nice.

https://shop.cameraquest.com/voigtlander-viewfinders/voigtlander-15mm-to-35mm-viewfinder-zoomfinder-type-b/
Forum: Nikon RF 06-22-2019
Replies: 757
Views: 238,167
Posted By Niko
In the winter i got a Voigtlander SL15mm for...

In the winter i got a Voigtlander SL15mm for super cheap, of course it had to be adapted to my SP2005. Finally i got the adapter from Amedeo. Very nice adapter!

http://i67.tinypic.com/qn4o3p.jpg
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 05-02-2019
Replies: 1,907
Views: 378,014
Posted By Niko
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46838236245_49...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46838236245_49b1e8460f_b.jpg
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 04-12-2019
Replies: 1,907
Views: 378,014
Posted By Niko
https://live.staticflickr.com/7867/46681518565_f05...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7867/46681518565_f0558274f4_c.jpg
Forum: Nikon RF 04-12-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 743
Posted By Niko
I bought my unused SP2005 set here at RFF...

I bought my unused SP2005 set here at RFF classifieds a few months ago for 4000€. Now itīs not unused anymore, but actually showing first signs of brassing ;)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-23-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By Niko
Problem with those levels from a hardware store...

Problem with those levels from a hardware store is that you canīt see through them but can only be viewed from the top. At least thatīs what i found out when replacing the bubble on my Xpan...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-23-2019
Replies: 410
Views: 157,075
Posted By Niko
It is a bicycle parking spot at new Central...

It is a bicycle parking spot at new Central Library in Helsinki (called Oodi).
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-23-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By Niko
I would simply replace the bubble level. Mamiya...

I would simply replace the bubble level. Mamiya part number is: Y25732

Ask https://www.precisioncameraworks.com if they have those.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-22-2019
Replies: 410
Views: 157,075
Posted By Niko
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4870/46789092122_e38...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4870/46789092122_e384531986_b.jpg
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 11-20-2018
Replies: 1,688
Views: 108,366
Posted By Niko
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4831/44126124870_532...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4831/44126124870_532d148911_c.jpg
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-20-2018
Replies: 410
Views: 157,075
Posted By Niko
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4867/32103090408_feb...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4867/32103090408_feb6d43e2a_c.jpg
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 10-28-2018
Replies: 1,907
Views: 378,014
Posted By Niko
https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1950/44881593054_ac4...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1950/44881593054_ac4a455659_b.jpg
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-28-2018
Replies: 410
Views: 157,075
Posted By Niko
Thanks! It was shot on Ilford SFX200, 50mm lens...

Thanks! It was shot on Ilford SFX200, 50mm lens w/IR695 filter.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-18-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By Niko
Mamiya 7 65mm lens hood unnecessarily big ?

Just thought i share my finding here if someone else is annoyed about rangefinder blockage.
I got the 65mm lens for my M7II yesterday. While checking it, i soon noticed that the hood starts to block...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-18-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 804
Posted By Niko
Unfortunately the FF didnīt fit the SP. It was...

Unfortunately the FF didnīt fit the SP. It was very close, perhaps less than a mm thick shim would have been necessary. However, i decided against shimming and returned it.
Forum: Nikon RF 10-15-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 804
Posted By Niko
Thanks for all the responses. I found a used...

Thanks for all the responses.
I found a used Frankenfinder available at a store here in Finland, they even tested it on a Nikon S3/S4 for me, and it fit! (They didnīt have an SP) If it fits an S3, it...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-13-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 804
Posted By Niko
Frankenfinder on Nikon SP ?

I would like to know if the Leica "Frankenfinder" could be used on a Nikon SP.
Leica has recessed rewind knob and flash shoe, while Nikon has them both raised so it could work, but will be close? I...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-08-2018
Replies: 410
Views: 157,075
Posted By Niko
https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1904/30237319597_0ce...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1904/30237319597_0ce26030fc_c.jpg
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 10-08-2018
Replies: 1,688
Views: 108,366
Posted By Niko
https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1904/30237319597_0ce...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1904/30237319597_0ce26030fc_c.jpg
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-07-2018
Replies: 410
Views: 157,075
Posted By Niko
https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1973/44247298545_de1...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1973/44247298545_de12ed1863_c.jpg
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 09-25-2018
Replies: 1,688
Views: 108,366
Posted By Niko
Helsinki, Finland. Nikon SP, 35/1.8,...

Helsinki, Finland. Nikon SP, 35/1.8, FP4+

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1904/43970330205_d334e0e436_c.jpg

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1924/44831333902_8a4f53f0db_c.jpg
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-15-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 935
Posted By Niko
Yes, they are very good, i have many! My...

Yes, they are very good, i have many! My favourite strap for lighter cameras.
Forum: Nikon RF 09-14-2018
Replies: 757
Views: 238,167
Posted By Niko
I got the SP2005 from babaky here at RFF. I had a...

I got the SP2005 from babaky here at RFF. I had a BD S2 years ago, feels good to return to Nikon! Yesterday i shot the first roll of street photography (and billiards) with it. Strap from...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-01-2018
Replies: 165
Views: 42,945
Posted By Niko
My newly acquired VT DeLuxe and Ricoh GR...

My newly acquired VT DeLuxe and Ricoh GR 28mm.

http://i64.tinypic.com/zuqoea.jpg
Forum: Olympus RF 08-31-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 676
Posted By Niko
Itīs a shame how many Japanese Ebay sellers...

Itīs a shame how many Japanese Ebay sellers describe the cameras very poorly. It feels like "EXC+++++++" is their lowest rating. You can often see stuff with fungus in them described as "Mint-"......
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-28-2018
Replies: 410
Views: 157,075
Posted By Niko
https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1869/43610512624_0cc...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1869/43610512624_0cc11f354d_b.jpg
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 08-27-2018
Replies: 1,907
Views: 378,014
Posted By Niko
https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1870/44298488521_555...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1870/44298488521_55575b77a1_b.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-22-2018
Replies: 353
Views: 23,721
Posted By Niko
Mamiya 7, favourite by far, iīve had mine for 13...

Mamiya 7, favourite by far, iīve had mine for 13 years now
XPan
Olympus XA -series, i like any of these, currently use XA4
Minolta Hi-Matic 7s
Nikonos V
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 08-19-2018
Replies: 1,907
Views: 378,014
Posted By Niko
https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1854/42327686330_84a...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1854/42327686330_84ae831bc1_b.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-14-2018
Replies: 435
Views: 33,835
Posted By Niko
https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1832/43309753794_0b6...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1832/43309753794_0b6af463e1_c.jpg
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-09-2018
Replies: 410
Views: 157,075
Posted By Niko
https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1781/28435185737_b69...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1781/28435185737_b697394c9d_b.jpg
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-06-2018
Replies: 410
Views: 157,075
Posted By Niko
https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1804/29370735108_c0d...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1804/29370735108_c0d0b644ac_b.jpg
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-04-2018
Replies: 410
Views: 157,075
Posted By Niko
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/922/29327132708_a392...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/922/29327132708_a3929b64ec_b.jpg
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 06-30-2018
Replies: 1,907
Views: 378,014
Posted By Niko
Xpan 30mm, Kodak Ektar.

Xpan 30mm, Kodak Ektar.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 06-29-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 3,994
Posted By Niko
In the winter i traded my last digital camera for...

In the winter i traded my last digital camera for a Nikonos V. I had the seals replaced, although i didnīt plan to really use it underwater. But now that i can do it, of course had to try :) From my...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-29-2018
Replies: 410
Views: 157,075
Posted By Niko
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/924/41261722040_fc57...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/924/41261722040_fc5717f755_b.jpg
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 06-28-2018
Replies: 1,907
Views: 378,014
Posted By Niko
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/920/42355184494_f6dd...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/920/42355184494_f6dde53e4b_b.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-28-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 4,581
Posted By Niko
Havenīt seen one. Donīt deny or believe, but this...

Havenīt seen one. Donīt deny or believe, but this thread reminded me of this recent photo of mine :D

http://i66.tinypic.com/a1kd3.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-23-2018
Replies: 9,007
Views: 882,901
Posted By Niko
Kowa SW, just for fun! There's not much info...

Kowa SW, just for fun! There's not much info about the camera available, but somehow i just had to have one...

http://i67.tinypic.com/mj4tjl.jpg
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-15-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 31,389
Posted By Niko
My experience (soon 13 years) with the Mamiya 7II...

My experience (soon 13 years) with the Mamiya 7II is completely different from yours, except for the absolutely stunning quality images ;) It has been by far my most reliable camera during that time....
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-04-2018
Replies: 1,179
Views: 450,916
Posted By Niko
A dumpster -find of a friend. Fully working, i...

A dumpster -find of a friend. Fully working, i just replaced the dried covering and got a strap for it. :)

http://i67.tinypic.com/11wawx4.jpg
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 03-03-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By Niko
In very low light i wouldnīt use any meter, but...

In very low light i wouldnīt use any meter, but estimate the exposure with some guide like this one: http://www.fredparker.com/ultexp1.htm#Light%20Intensity%20Chart

Remember to take into account...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 01-30-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2,033
Posted By Niko
When i got my XPan it was a package deal with the...

When i got my XPan it was a package deal with the body+30+45. I thought i would sell the 30mm (and get a reasonably priced basic set that way), because i had never been very familiar with that wide...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-07-2018
Replies: 353
Views: 23,721
Posted By Niko
XPan Leica M3 Mamiya 7 Pentax LX Olympus XA

XPan
Leica M3
Mamiya 7
Pentax LX
Olympus XA
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 12-13-2017
Replies: 1,907
Views: 378,014
Posted By Niko
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4537/25159517038_f1b...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4537/25159517038_f1bdb00594_b.jpg
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-25-2017
Replies: 410
Views: 157,075
Posted By Niko
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4198/35158762081_92b...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4198/35158762081_92be9877f2_c.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4231/34478679733_c9678c3180_c.jpg
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 11-25-2017
Replies: 1,907
Views: 378,014
Posted By Niko
XPan/45mm https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4402/3657...

XPan/45mm

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4402/36575277193_2583660704_h.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4436/37215979402_6795ad9242_h.jpg
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-25-2017
Replies: 410
Views: 157,075
Posted By Niko
I donīt shoot in color too often, but this autumn...

I donīt shoot in color too often, but this autumn i loaded my M7II with Fuji Pro 400H ...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-03-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 945
Posted By Niko
Thanks for the tip. Very nice !

Thanks for the tip. Very nice !
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-08-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,873
Posted By Niko
To me it looks like the shutter has still been...

To me it looks like the shutter has still been open when the film starts moving to next frame. But i have no idea what could cause that.

Photos are interesting though :D
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-15-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 2,122
Posted By Niko
I agree. My M3 had this a few years ago and the...

I agree. My M3 had this a few years ago and the repair method already used by begona solved it.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 03-26-2016
Replies: 1,907
Views: 378,014
Posted By Niko
https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1489/25878793396_dca...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1489/25878793396_dcac5f9112_b.jpg
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 03-25-2016
Replies: 1,907
Views: 378,014
Posted By Niko
https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1575/25604159580_b7f...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1575/25604159580_b7f453a9f9_b.jpg
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 03-01-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,444
Posted By Niko
The local dealer got me the spare from Sweden....

The local dealer got me the spare from Sweden. Cost for the part, 140€. Before that, after asking for it the second time i got an estimate for the replacement done in Sweden, 400€ !! Replacement was...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-29-2016
Replies: 129
Views: 37,030
Posted By Niko
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1563/24016483493_d6...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1563/24016483493_d67d579a7b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CAfKPB)9 (https://flic.kr/p/CAfKPB) by NikoKos (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 01-18-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,444
Posted By Niko
The 1,5$ plastic bubbles wonīt work because they...

The 1,5$ plastic bubbles wonīt work because they are not transparent but have a white (usually) base.

But today i got a message from a local Hasselblad dealer. When they asked from Sweden, there is...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 01-17-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,444
Posted By Niko
Now i got an answer from Hasselblad Sweden, no...

Now i got an answer from Hasselblad Sweden, no spare parts available. :(
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 01-13-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,444
Posted By Niko
Xpan 30mm bubble level replacement ?

Where should i ask to get my 30mm finder bubble level replaced ? Preferably in EU, but seems difficult so anything will do. I have already asked Fuji customer service, hasselblad.co.uk, hasselblad.se...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-21-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 806
Posted By Niko
Thanks, Erik. There indeed is something wrong...

Thanks, Erik. There indeed is something wrong with the screwmount mounting ring. When i loosen the two upper mounting screws, the lens focuses normally. I then removed the mounting ring, there were...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-21-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 806
Posted By Niko
Leica 5cm Elmar focusing problem

I did a CLA last winter on my 5cm screwmount Elmar. All went well, except, when i tighten the lens properly on the camera (Leica IIIf) the focusing gets too tight. I can not understand what could...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-18-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,185
Posted By Niko
From ebay a seller named nobbysparrow sells...

From ebay a seller named nobbysparrow sells halfway mirrors for screw-mount Leicas. Perhaps heīs willing to cut it to other sizes as well. Worth asking, i think.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-22-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,387
Posted By Niko
Not an app, but good, a few years ago i used it...

Not an app, but good, a few years ago i used it with a Rollei 35S-> http://tomchuk.com/rf_hfd/
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-16-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 6,137
Posted By Niko
I can confirm that in my case the leak came in...

I can confirm that in my case the leak came in around the small rangefinder -window, nothing to do with the shutter, or lens or anything else. Someone doing the earlier repairs on my camera had...
Forum: Olympus RF 11-16-2014
Replies: 328
Views: 68,807
Posted By Niko
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4036/4462429527_71c...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4036/4462429527_71cd90a9f9_o.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-06-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,995
Posted By Niko
You can also get interesting effects from that......

You can also get interesting effects from that... https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8657864009/

Niko
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-24-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,206
Posted By Niko
I would guess itīs the flex cable going from the...

I would guess itīs the flex cable going from the bayonet contacts to shutter/aperture assy failing (itīs the more "stretched" the closer you focus). Luckily, the shutter assy is not so expensive to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-30-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 4,958
Posted By Niko
I had my standard MP's viewfinder changed to...

I had my standard MP's viewfinder changed to 0.85-4 at Solms. Cost about 900€. I would assume they do cosmetic mods too, why not?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-11-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 6,019
Posted By Niko
The later M3's have the dof -markings in the...

The later M3's have the dof -markings in the viewfinder for f/5,6 and f/16.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-04-2013
Replies: 230
Views: 62,144
Posted By Niko
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/1078/U1078I1203061939.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-22-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 8,180
Posted By Niko
I voted 80mm. But it wasn't the flex cable that...

I voted 80mm. But it wasn't the flex cable that failed, it was the shutter itself.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-31-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 792
Posted By Niko
Yes, but a 90mm at 5m range ? Scale focus too,...

Yes, but a 90mm at 5m range ? Scale focus too, and sleep well ? Well, i sleep well anyway ;)

Does your 50mm also behave the same on one body only, but fine on other body ?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-30-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 792
Posted By Niko
Leica M3 rangefinder problem with some lenses ?

Besides the light leaks ( http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=106283 ) my M3 has another strange problem...

The rangefinder isnīt working properly with some lenses. The...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-20-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 6,137
Posted By Niko
sreed2006, yes, thatīs how i did it. From...

sreed2006, yes, thatīs how i did it.

From another forum i got a tip it could be light leak near the rangefinder -window. I checked that area again with the flashlight in darkness and can see light...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-20-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 3,443
Posted By Niko
From another forum i got a tip it could be light...

From another forum i got a tip it could be light leak near the rangefinder -window. I checked that area again with the flashlight in darkness and can see light coming in the film chamber. The light i...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-19-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 3,443
Posted By Niko
Mike, did you get your machine fixed yet ? Where...

Mike, did you get your machine fixed yet ? Where was the problem ?

I have the same problem on my M3 now.

Niko
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-19-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 6,137
Posted By Niko
I did not find any hole in the curtains using the...

I did not find any hole in the curtains using the flashlight in the darkness -method. Did not find anything else either trying to use the flashlight on any location i could think of and at the same...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-19-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 6,137
Posted By Niko
adamjohari, did you ever get this problem solved...

adamjohari, did you ever get this problem solved ? Iīm having the exact same problem now :confused:

Attached is the worst case iīve got, usually itīs very similar to yours.

Niko
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-26-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 3,129
Posted By Niko
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7196/6841722636_0f66...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7196/6841722636_0f66e3301b_z.jpg


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7059/6937785589_2973c04d0f_z.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-10-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 993
Posted By Niko
Well, i guess the shops do not have the lens in...

Well, i guess the shops do not have the lens in stock, and canīt even tell when you get your lens if you buy one ? The same in Finland, lowest price for a new lens is 2695€, unknown delivery time.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-21-2012
Replies: 161
Views: 12,672
Posted By Niko
This turned out as a very interesting thread...

This turned out as a very interesting thread indeed! :)

I feel now that itīs possible to own and enjoy using these silly priced lenses/cameras and at the same time admit that they are indeed silly...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-19-2012
Replies: 161
Views: 12,672
Posted By Niko
Seems like i wasnīt the only one ever thought...

Seems like i wasnīt the only one ever thought about it... Anyway, I guess using the word struggle was a bit much. Iīm not really struggling with the issue, itīs just a thought that came up.

I guess...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-19-2012
Replies: 161
Views: 12,672
Posted By Niko
How do you justify the Leica prices (for yourself) ?

For the first time i am having trouble with this question after i got a Summilux-M 50mm ASPH. Itīs a lens iīve dreamed of, and now that i got it i start wondering if it makes any sense. No matter how...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-07-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,603
Posted By Niko
I have also noticed the prices rising during this...

I have also noticed the prices rising during this year. In March i bought a C-Biogon 21mm for 799€ from SH-Photo, now itīs 949€. Just over a month ago i got a ZI -body from Foto-Mundus for 849€, even...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-06-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,761
Posted By Niko
I have used my DR on the GF1. It doesnīt harm the...

I have used my DR on the GF1. It doesnīt harm the camera but i had to modify the adapter a bit to allow infinity focus. My adapter had a lip inside it to protect the bayonet contacts. However, i...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-02-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 3,367
Posted By Niko
I thought that the 50/75 combo couldnīt be just a...

I thought that the 50/75 combo couldnīt be just a coincidence, but if it wasnīt then they would have used the same trick with other focal lengths as well? I didnīt think of that before 1ScrewLooseīs...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-31-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 3,367
Posted By Niko
ZI does have 75mm framelines !

I was checking the focus of 75mm Summarit on ZI. When looking at the ground glass at film port and the viewfinder many, many, many times during the process i realized that the ZI does indeed have...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-16-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 4,965
Posted By Niko
I like the chrome more. I looked at both colours...

I like the chrome more. I looked at both colours when buying my first Zeiss lens (Planar 50), and the chrome finish seemed to be of higher quality.

The difference is not enough that i could justify...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-01-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 1,788
Posted By Niko
Mamiya 7 150mm, amazing for environmental...

Mamiya 7 150mm, amazing for environmental portraits and landscape. Maybe itīs just too large and is therefore too often left home...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-27-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,258
Posted By Niko
A few years ago i bought an M3 for quite cheap....

A few years ago i bought an M3 for quite cheap. After few months of use it showed signs of needing a CLA. I sent it to Leica with request for CLA and special request to make the...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-18-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,564
Posted By Niko
My 20mm has the serial number, as does the 7-14.

My 20mm has the serial number, as does the 7-14.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-23-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 1,529
Posted By Niko
GF1 - AF/AE Lock button

Is there something in the custom function -menus that iīm missing ? I can not get the AF/AE Lock -button to work if the LCD is set to off.

I would like to use the camera with 20mm lens like this->...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-04-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,336
Posted By Niko
I do the same way, i just marked my Käsemann by...

I do the same way, i just marked my Käsemann by myself for similar usability. I didnīt like the usability of Mamiyaīs ZE702 and sold it.

Niko
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-27-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 952
Posted By Niko
http://www.jumboprawn.net/jesse/cams/gear-profiles...

http://www.jumboprawn.net/jesse/cams/gear-profiles/leica-m2-overhaul/leica-m2-overhaul.html
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-21-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,527
Posted By Niko
http://www.certo6.com/ I haven´t sent any camera...

http://www.certo6.com/

I haven´t sent any camera for service there, but i did buy one camera from him. The camera i bought was serviced thoroughly.

Niko
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-18-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 5,950
Posted By Niko
I like the 7II´s viewfinder and rangefinder very...

I like the 7II´s viewfinder and rangefinder very much. The magnification is quite low, but otherwise (clarity, contrast, brightness) i would compare it to Leica quality (except Mamiya´s finder has...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-12-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 1,872
Posted By Niko
I got three prints from mccurleyphoto, thanks !...

I got three prints from mccurleyphoto, thanks ! They were beautiful Alaskan landscapes :)

Niko
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-06-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 734
Posted By Niko
I never focused these super-wides with a...

I never focused these super-wides with a rangefinder (actually, not even on SLRīs). Scale-focusing is quite accurate enough, imo.

Niko
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 02-28-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 1,872
Posted By Niko
Today i sent mccurleyphoto two prints. A "swap...

Today i sent mccurleyphoto two prints. A "swap -print" and a "leftover back-up -print" made for a recent framing job...

Niko
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-16-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 939
Posted By Niko
Mine does make a noise. I think it comes from a...

Mine does make a noise. I think it comes from a sort of ball bearing. I once had my lens disassembled, and remember i saw some, seemingly loose, bearing balls there. Sorry, i canīt remember more...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 02-13-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 1,872
Posted By Niko
Iīm in too!

Iīm in too!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-04-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,194
Posted By Niko
Mine has 34mm thread (made in 1937), i donīt know...

Mine has 34mm thread (made in 1937), i donīt know of different versions...

Niko
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-23-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 3,401
Posted By Niko
Thanks for the link! Has anyone bought reprinted...

Thanks for the link! Has anyone bought reprinted manuals there ? I once bought a reprinted manual somewhere online. It was bad quality...

Niko
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-20-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 807
Posted By Niko
The items marked sold are not lost. One can find...

The items marked sold are not lost. One can find them by searching the sellerīs nick from the member list. Thatīs how i do it, there might be an easier way to do that...

Niko
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-18-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 3,401
Posted By Niko
Thanks a lot :) I think iīll manage to make one...

Thanks a lot :) I think iīll manage to make one myself...

Niko
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-16-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 3,401
Posted By Niko
Welta Weltur questions ?

I just got a Welta Weltur 6x6 with a Tessar 2,8/75 lens. Does anyone know if thereīs a downloadable user manual for it available ? Or even better, where could i buy the original manual ?

And yes, i...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-25-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 968
Posted By Niko
Itīs the one on the right ?

Itīs the one on the right ?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,941
Posted By Niko
I have M2 (1958) and M3 (1960), also had M6...

I have M2 (1958) and M3 (1960), also had M6 (1986). Of these the M3 has the brightest rangefinder, the difference being quite visible, after visiting Solms for a CLA.

Niko
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-05-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,187
Posted By Niko
You have a very clever wife !

You have a very clever wife !
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-18-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 3,738
Posted By Niko
Question number 1: Yes, itīs normal Question...

Question number 1: Yes, itīs normal
Question number 2: Yes, itīs normal (but you can fire the shutter without a film in the camera, if the "multi" -switch is set on)
Question number 3: Yes, itīs...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-08-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 3,526
Posted By Niko
I received Remyīs photo today. Very cool street...

I received Remyīs photo today. Very cool street photo of a cyclist at speed.
Print swap 9 has been a very nice experience for me, and i will definately join in again next time! Thanks T_om for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-07-2007
Replies: 77
Views: 5,516
Posted By Niko
On another thread, few months ago, i wrote how i...

On another thread, few months ago, i wrote how i built my confidence on M -gear. Hereīs a quote of myself:

Bicycle -tour finished. M6 survived. 35 īcron survived.
I ended up starting the tour...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 02-07-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 3,526
Posted By Niko
I signed up too, for the first time :) Niko

I signed up too, for the first time :)

Niko
Forum: Nikon RF 01-16-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 2,492
Posted By Niko
Thumbs up I thought iīd share with you guys how the story...

I thought iīd share with you guys how the story went on after shipping the lens back. First, here are some photos of the nastiest fungus (and possible separation), iīve seen (pics are 3008x2008,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-15-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 992
Posted By Niko
Konica C35 has a flash system like that. But...

Konica C35 has a flash system like that. But maybe it wasnīt C35, as itīs quite small... Perhaps some other, larger, Konicas shared the same system ? Do you remember which focal length/aperture the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-04-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By Niko
I guess not having a car at all is the biggest...

I guess not having a car at all is the biggest reason i can afford to have nice cameras, and nice equipment for other hobbies too.

I have never had my own car, i always thought i didnīt need it...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-30-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 6,702
Posted By Niko
I couldnīt find information about how one should...

I couldnīt find information about how one should deal with used Eco-friendly -chemicals. I suppose you still canīt pour them in a sewer? Even if i couldnīt do that, iīm interested, and will propably...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-17-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 692
Posted By Niko
Here you...

Here you go:

http://www.forloren.dk/lbf/LeicaM6manual.htm

Niko

P.S. I quess iīm not the only one on this forum who thinks that loading an M6 is actually easier than loading an SLR...
Forum: Other RF 11-09-2006
Replies: 43
Views: 3,987
Posted By Niko
C35 was my first rangefinder camera (black, the...

C35 was my first rangefinder camera (black, the original version) I love it for colour photos, when i want "something different". Itīs small lens seems to do some magic to the colours, amazing!

The...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-08-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 2,492
Posted By Niko
Thanks for the help ! I did not disassemble the...

Thanks for the help ! I did not disassemble the lens at all. After looking at the lens again and again i decided the fungus is between the elements. Itīs now on itīs way back to the seller.

Niko
Forum: Nikon RF 11-07-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 2,492
Posted By Niko
Nikkor-S.C 5cm 1:1.4 - technical question

I just got this lens today in LTM. It has quite bad fungus somewhere between the aperture and the rearmost lens element. I read somewhere that the rear group includes three elements. My question is:...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-03-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 2,349
Posted By Niko
I live in Finland. And i also try to buy the...

I live in Finland. And i also try to buy the stuff inside EU, if available.

I always have to pay VAT+customs. In total about 27%. What really bugs me is that i pay these charges also for the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-23-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 1,953
Posted By Niko
I also carry a camera on all my rides. And...

I also carry a camera on all my rides. And usually i do it exactly as you do ! I have a "Bagaboo" -messenger bag, which i use if not mountain-biking (xc). Then i use the CamelBAK Mule. For long and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-23-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 1,953
Posted By Niko
Tour finished. M6 survived. 35 īcron survived. I...

Tour finished. M6 survived. 35 īcron survived.
I ended up starting the tour without any extra protection for the camera. It was in the handle-bar bag with the other stuff for the whole trip. It now...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-03-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 1,953
Posted By Niko
Thanks for all the responses, the sarcastic ones...

Thanks for all the responses, the sarcastic ones too ;) Some posts gave me new ideas. But you can post more !

I am just looking for small, easy to perform, ideas to make the trip just a little...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-02-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 1,953
Posted By Niko
How to protect an M6 on a bicycle trip ?

Hi folks, i am starting a longish bike-tour 2nd September. I have decided to take my Leica M6 along. Havenīt decided yet if i take a 35 or 50 lens, or both.

The camera will be in a handlebar mounted...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-31-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 2,264
Posted By Niko
OK, now i have the manuals. I am removing the top...

OK, now i have the manuals. I am removing the top cover by following the original 1955 service manual. Next i should remove the high-speed shutter dial.

The manual tells me to pull up the dial and...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-08-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 1,909
Posted By Niko
I canīt find those 10EUR contameters ??? I can...

I canīt find those 10EUR contameters ??? I can only find those that cost 10x more.... Other solutions ?

Niko
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-24-2006
Replies: 5,588
Views: 965,934
Posted By Niko
Thanks! Yes, it is a Gordy -strap. Niko

Thanks! Yes, it is a Gordy -strap.

Niko
Forum: Nikon RF 04-24-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 2,264
Posted By Niko
Thanks for help again. I cleaned everything i...

Thanks for help again. I cleaned everything i could reach by removing the cover glasses. Not much improvement.

Of course, it might be desilvering, but it doesnīt look like that to me. I might also...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-23-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 2,264
Posted By Niko
I already did some cleaning when the front bezel...

I already did some cleaning when the front bezel (and the front windows) was removed for rangefinder adjustment. Not good enough. It looks like the dirt is on the prism just behind the small...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-23-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 2,264
Posted By Niko
Nikon S2 rangefinder cleaning ?

I already adjusted the rangefinder on my S2 with some help found from this forum. But i need to clean the rangefinder as well. That requires taking the top plate off. Any special hints i should be...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-23-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 1,781
Posted By Niko
Iīm interested in a 3.5 too :) If they come in...

Iīm interested in a 3.5 too :) If they come in variety of colours, iīd like a chrome one...

Oh, and congrats on your SP !

Niko
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-22-2006
Replies: 5,588
Views: 965,934
Posted By Niko
Hereīs my S2 with some other hobby equipment......

Hereīs my S2 with some other hobby equipment... But no coffee this late in the evening ;)

Niko
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-20-2006
Replies: 71
Views: 3,171
Posted By Niko
Nice thread :) My favourite, at the moment at...

Nice thread :) My favourite, at the moment at least, is the "Schafberg". (Also found in my gallery, where it looks better with a grey background)

Niko
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-20-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By Niko
If your developer is from Kodak too, i would...

If your developer is from Kodak too, i would advice you to look for the developing info from their site (the site is...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-18-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 3,212
Posted By Niko
Thanks Brian Sweeney, for the pics and...

Thanks Brian Sweeney, for the pics and explanations on rangefinder adjustment!

I just did it on my, new to me, S2. Easy enough to do a vertical adjustment, but horizontal adjustment really takes...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-06-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 2,235
Posted By Niko
Actually, yes, i am really new to this stuff. But...

Actually, yes, i am really new to this stuff. But the body is not a fake. It was a lot easier to identify with help from a few sites !

I donīt know how should i feel about the lens being a fake......
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-06-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 2,235
Posted By Niko
If itīs this easy to identify, then itīs a fake....

If itīs this easy to identify, then itīs a fake. It has a capital M !

Niko
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-06-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 2,235
Posted By Niko
1: 2846234 2: Yes 3: I guess aluminum alloy,...

1: 2846234
2: Yes
3: I guess aluminum alloy, since the finish is not as bright as chrome usually is, but kind of dull, well, aluminum :D
4: Might take a photo of it for Gordyīs gallery after i get...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-05-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 2,235
Posted By Niko
Thanks for all the responses. I think i will give...

Thanks for all the responses. I think i will give that hood a try :)

Fake or not ? After coming back home i did some research. I really donīt know. All i know for sure is that is has coatings with...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-05-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 2,235
Posted By Niko
Hood for Sonnar 50/1.5 on Leica IIIa ?

I spent last weekend in Budapest, Hungary. It happened that i bought a Leica IIIa with a CZJ Sonnar 50/1.5 there :) Sweet.

I found a 40.5mm vented hood from Ebay: item 7606311083 I wonder if this...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-05-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 1,909
Posted By Niko
I thought iīd try some close-ups with 150mm too ...

I thought iīd try some close-ups with 150mm too :) Just looking for the close-up -lens. Is the Nikon 6T only available in 62mm size ?

Niko

Edit: Google answered my filter size question already......
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-28-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,081
Posted By Niko
I use the Lowepro Dryzone Rover -backpack. The...

I use the Lowepro Dryzone Rover -backpack.

The waterproof bottom-half takes easily M7II+43+80+150 set inside it with some film etc. The top half is not too big, but takes some spare clothes etc. for...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-28-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 2,285
Posted By Niko
I found this site where you can choose your...

I found this site where you can choose your language between German and English: http://www.voigtlaender.de/cms/cms_voigtlaender.nsf/id/75B9A8E083314082C1256CFC004C1A83

Niko

Edit: Oooops. Should...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-05-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 868
Posted By Niko
Here it is ! ...

Here it is ! http://www.tomwestbrook.com/Photography/rangefinder_adj.html

I havenīt done it myself, but have saved these instructions for future.

Niko
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-25-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 904
Posted By Niko
I believe this is a decision on which other...

I believe this is a decision on which other people canīt help you much...

I did struckle with the same question until last week (i also have the 80+150). I chose the 43mm. I like to shoot landscapes...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-25-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 966
Posted By Niko
boilerdoc2, hereīs how i see the...

boilerdoc2, hereīs how i see the differences.

With M7II you can make multiple exposures on one frame. Viewfinder is more contrasty and the framelines are brighter on 7II. The exposure compensation...
Forum: Other RF 12-02-2005
Replies: 24
Views: 1,720
Posted By Niko
Doesnīt help much with smudwhiskīs problem, but...

Doesnīt help much with smudwhiskīs problem, but C35 shutter fires at f/2.8 for 1/30sec without a battery.

Niko
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-27-2005
Replies: 5,588
Views: 965,934
Posted By Niko
Smile Camera, Coffee and Comics. After reading the...

Camera, Coffee and Comics. After reading the latest Donald comic, i decided to take a photo of them, since RFF was still down :)

Niko
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-12-2005
Replies: 94
Views: 7,992
Posted By Niko
It was nice to read many stories from Pentax...

It was nice to read many stories from Pentax users! I also use Pentax screwmount SLRīs. I have an SP1000, SL and SV with two lens. Those are 55/2 Super-Takumar (itīs a bit strange, it has the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-04-2005
Replies: 5,588
Views: 965,934
Posted By Niko
Thanks for all the welcoming words. I believe...

Thanks for all the welcoming words. I believe this site will keep me motivated for that people-project...

Niko
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-03-2005
Replies: 5,588
Views: 965,934
Posted By Niko
Hi all ! Itīs my first post here. I have been...

Hi all ! Itīs my first post here. I have been following the discussions quietly for some time.

I have been using a rangefinder camera for less than a year now. Before that i have used a Pentax SLR...
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