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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-28-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 4,166
Posted By Classique
Nex 6 would be great but that ad is a bit above...

Nex 6 would be great but that ad is a bit above the selling price for Nex 6 these days (rapid drop due to A6000 coming soon). If you could find Nex 6 for ~350 that would be perfect.

Personally,...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 03-22-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 14,296
Posted By Classique
Wow what a collection. By the way, what is that...

Wow what a collection.

By the way, what is that tripod collar attachment?
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-22-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 15,142
Posted By Classique
Canon FL 55mm 1.2 NON L wide open. Big and heavy...

Canon FL 55mm 1.2 NON L wide open. Big and heavy beast on the A7 but 1.2 is...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-14-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 919
Posted By Classique
You should actually sell the 5n separately and...

You should actually sell the 5n separately and send in a broken camera. They will give you full $300 credit regardless of the actual value of the camera you send in.

Also, you can sweeten the deal...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 670
Posted By Classique
Try magic eraser. Works like a charm.

Try magic eraser. Works like a charm.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-27-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 4,528
Posted By Classique
I am a fan of later ricohflex (discord l, G and...

I am a fan of later ricohflex (discord l, G and ricoh magic 225). Haha I think I need to sell a few from 4 or 5 I have XD

Try looking up results from them and you'll be pleasantly surprised.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-07-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 828
Posted By Classique
This is what I used to do. Find the exact...

This is what I used to do.

Find the exact rangefiner base length for RD1. Make a document or a photoshop file of a straight line and put vertical lines at the base length distance apart on that...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-07-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,173
Posted By Classique
Most of the time, youneed a real scsi card. I...

Most of the time, youneed a real scsi card. I tried with minolta f2900 and even with usb to scsi converter, did not work. Money and time is better spent on usb film scanners. Plustek 7600i would be a...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-30-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,213
Posted By Classique
Yup. That's how it felt when I had it. Fun camera...

Yup. That's how it felt when I had it. Fun camera though - Enjoy!
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-16-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2,806
Posted By Classique
Jupiter 12, not collapsible but with giant rear...

Jupiter 12, not collapsible but with giant rear element, works on A7.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-10-2013
Replies: 249
Views: 107,972
Posted By Classique
Have you guys noticed any vignetting with Nokton...

Have you guys noticed any vignetting with Nokton 35mm 1.4 using helicoid (Hawk's 1st version) adapter? Mine is showing a pretty strong vignette.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 12-09-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 6,677
Posted By Classique
C2 is used in image review to magnify. I think...

C2 is used in image review to magnify. I think originally (without any change), C1 can be used to magnify while shooting. I have changed mine to magnify when pressing the button inside af/mf knob....
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-07-2013
Replies: 249
Views: 107,972
Posted By Classique
Keep em coming! I just got mine yesterday and am...

Keep em coming! I just got mine yesterday and am in the process of getting used to it.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 12-07-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,171
Posted By Classique
Yes. But it may not reach infinity OR focus way...

Yes. But it may not reach infinity OR focus way past it. N9netheless you can probably use it without too much issue at shorter ranges.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-04-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 3,718
Posted By Classique
Personally, digital CLE for me would be a full...

Personally, digital CLE for me would be a full frame RF with the size of Sony A7 without the hump (and without the leica digital $$). But other than us RF freaks, I don't think the current market...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-26-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 662
Posted By Classique
HU: Walgreens sale on Fuji C200

Right now walgreens is having a sale on Fuji C200 film. A pack of 4 is $4.79 now compared to original $8 something.

I believe C200 is basically Fuji Superia 200 which is a decent consumer film for...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 11-21-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,729
Posted By Classique
Looking forward to your review :D

Looking forward to your review :D
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 11-18-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2,201
Posted By Classique
Not for 5n. The baffle next to the sensor stops...

Not for 5n. The baffle next to the sensor stops the lens from fully collapsing (Summicron collapsible & Industar 22)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-18-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 3,275
Posted By Classique
Actually there are EF to nex adapters with...

Actually there are EF to nex adapters with electronic control and AF (AF is rather primitive). But I merely mentioned that to show that we have a platform that can mount and use virtually all rf/slr...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-17-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 3,275
Posted By Classique
Which can be done soon! on the new A7/A7R :D Now...

Which can be done soon! on the new A7/A7R :D Now that there is a format with which almost all slr/rf lenses can be used with a full frame sensor, we may start getting "real" comparisons that can give...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 11-05-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,669
Posted By Classique
I've been doing that and am pretty satisfied....

I've been doing that and am pretty satisfied. However, there are issues that come with speed booster since corners are smeared AND plane of focus is no longer a plane but a parabolic shape. I did not...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-27-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 7,783
Posted By Classique
I would actually suggest Nikkor 10.5cm 2.5....

I would actually suggest Nikkor 10.5cm 2.5. Sonnar formula like earlier nikon AI mount in LTM mount (I believe LTM came first). Amazing build, standard 52mm filter size and most have build in tripod...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-26-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,650
Posted By Classique
I love it! I've been using my Land 360 and flash...

I love it! I've been using my Land 360 and flash as event cam (birthdays, special events etc) but always wondered how small DOF would look on polaroid. Great job.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-16-2013
Replies: 293
Views: 36,685
Posted By Classique
Sounds great. That lens is actually what I was...

Sounds great. That lens is actually what I was wondering about :D
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-15-2013
Replies: 293
Views: 36,685
Posted By Classique
Yeah i saw that also. I guess Leica USERS always...

Yeah i saw that also. I guess Leica USERS always have to pay a premium :rolleyes:

I was all for A7 until I saw that the microlens array to fix short flange problem was omitted. My hope is that it...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-15-2013
Replies: 293
Views: 36,685
Posted By Classique
I want it but I'm not preordering :D. I need to...

I want it but I'm not preordering :D. I need to make sure that the differences between the two include the microlens array and how RF lenses work on them.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-15-2013
Replies: 293
Views: 36,685
Posted By Classique
Hmm from the vid it sounds like A7R is the one...

Hmm from the vid it sounds like A7R is the one with adjusted microlenses but A7 doesn't?
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-15-2013
Replies: 293
Views: 36,685
Posted By Classique
I like the design after seeing all the angles....

I like the design after seeing all the angles. Screen seems smaller than I expected but that's not a big issue. The real problem is... a7 or a7r? :)
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-15-2013
Replies: 293
Views: 36,685
Posted By Classique
Sony announcement is tonight US time or morning...

Sony announcement is tonight US time or morning London. I am excited for this since I've sold my D700 and solely relied on Nex 5n and DP2M for my digital needs. I would love to use my M lenses...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-14-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By Classique
Ohhh looks very similar to my pup. What is the...

Ohhh looks very similar to my pup. What is the breed?
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-11-2013
Replies: 293
Views: 36,685
Posted By Classique
I just want to be able to use my rf lenses in...

I just want to be able to use my rf lenses in digital without crop and smallest form factor possible.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-10-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,283
Posted By Classique
Only 2 days if he shipped via USPS Priority,...

Only 2 days if he shipped via USPS Priority, which I would think he would for high priced item like the M5.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-10-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 3,288
Posted By Classique
I like! Sign me up :)

I like! Sign me up :)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-07-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 3,825
Posted By Classique
A bit cliche but Billingham Badley Pro is great...

A bit cliche but Billingham Badley Pro is great for 2 M bodies and 3 Lenses.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-30-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 4,575
Posted By Classique
I've been there and done that. I started film...

I've been there and done that.

I started film with Fed 2 and Industar 61 and was kinda disappointed (even though it looked gorgeous). Thought maybe I wasn't meant for film, focused on digital but...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-27-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,720
Posted By Classique
If you want to try different focal lengths in...

If you want to try different focal lengths in your budget, russian lenses are way to go. You can probably get 35, 50 and maybe 80 for 300 (Jupiter 12, Jupiter 3 or 8 and Jupiter 9).

But if it is...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-25-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,722
Posted By Classique
Two words. Magic eraser.

Two words. Magic eraser.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-23-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 4,637
Posted By Classique
Hmm...I don't think Bessa R and soviet lenses...

Hmm...I don't think Bessa R and soviet lenses should give you "soft" pictures. I took at pic with jupiter 3 wide open that were sharp as any lens of the same speed. Also, Bessa R gave me tack sharp...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-22-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 4,704
Posted By Classique
If you want lightest and smallest M.... look no...

If you want lightest and smallest M.... look no further than Leica CL. Build quality isn't all metal like "regular" M's but it does the same job as them with lighter and smaller form factor.

oh and...
Forum: Photo Software 09-20-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 4,935
Posted By Classique
So for LR 5 users installing LR4, installing pack...

So for LR 5 users installing LR4, installing pack and deleting is the only option?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-11-2013
Replies: 374
Views: 111,658
Posted By Classique
Portra 800

Hexar is one awesome Cam :D

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5449/9724137213_ac5281decb_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/classicxobsession/9724137213/)
Portra800(400)_15...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-10-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 4,053
Posted By Classique
I use the mitakon speed booster on NEX with good...

I use the mitakon speed booster on NEX with good results. Slight barrel distortion (easily fixed in LR) and blue dot flare in extreme conditions but normally, I find no fault with it.

For the lens...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-07-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 6,295
Posted By Classique
I would recommend a Rolleinar 3 :D For me, I use...

I would recommend a Rolleinar 3 :D

For me, I use 1 for when I want to shoot a little closer than normal and 3 when I want to go VERY close. At least for me, 2 seemed a bit redundant.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 08-27-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 2,358
Posted By Classique
It's been a while since I tried long exposure...

It's been a while since I tried long exposure with dp2m but I remember the longest time you can do was 10 or 30 sec. As I remember, the IQ is still pretty nice with long exposure and 100 iso.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-25-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,731
Posted By Classique
I usually pre wash T-max in water to get rid of...

I usually pre wash T-max in water to get rid of the purple layer. From the sound of it from above posters, it does wash off after too.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-08-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 8,998
Posted By Classique
Looks great. One thing I noticed when I tried to...

Looks great. One thing I noticed when I tried to digitize my film with digital cam is that getting an even lighting across the frame is actually more difficult than I imagined. Using a strobe (even...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-05-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 5,790
Posted By Classique
Are you sure Costco stopped? I got mine developed...

Are you sure Costco stopped? I got mine developed and printed just 2 weeks ago.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-29-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 683
Posted By Classique
Time to get yourself a mint metal bodied...

Time to get yourself a mint metal bodied polaroid! I recommend the 360 :D
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 07-24-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 4,932
Posted By Classique
Yeah. I think 5n is the best value for NEX since...

Yeah. I think 5n is the best value for NEX since older models have inferior sensor and newer models does not seem to have much better sensor either. Also, if you invest in nex and full frame rf...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-24-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 10,162
Posted By Classique
Yeah. The less than 200 dollar copy. The...

Yeah. The less than 200 dollar copy.

The distortion is a simple barrel in the center so it is a quick fix. Otherwise, I am pretty happy with the adapter.

It's actually so much fun to use more...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 07-24-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 4,932
Posted By Classique
If you don't need AF, sky is the limit. Any...

If you don't need AF, sky is the limit.

Any aps-c mirrorless (all nex and fuji series or even samsung) with 35mm equiv lens will give you a 50mm.

My personal favorite is actually nex 5n with VC...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-24-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 10,162
Posted By Classique
I use the cheaper version in canon FD mount so I...

I use the cheaper version in canon FD mount so I can use both M42 and Nikon lenses. Results are great but there are a few downsides (not sure if it is isolated for the cheaper version): some barrel...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-23-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,022
Posted By Classique
If you are okay with a bit longer lens, I highly...

If you are okay with a bit longer lens, I highly recommend the nikkor 105mm 2.5. I'd say it is one of the best lenses I have alongside summicron DR.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-22-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,118
Posted By Classique
wow what is this place called? I never knew...

wow what is this place called? I never knew Carlsbad had a cave like this.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-22-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,655
Posted By Classique
If haze isn't too bad, it might be cleaned pretty...

If haze isn't too bad, it might be cleaned pretty easily. However, keep in mind that even a small amount of haze will degrade IQ by a large margin.

I personally tried Summicron collapsible and DR...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-09-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 15,624
Posted By Classique
I use the shapeways one and I love it. One...

I use the shapeways one and I love it. One downside is that you have to remove the hood to put on the lens cap.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-08-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,118
Posted By Classique
You can try using Amadeo contax to leica ltm...

You can try using Amadeo contax to leica ltm adapter or something similar. However, mine did not work (wouldn't mount) so keep that in mind.

I would think it would be cheaper in the long run just to...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-07-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 810
Posted By Classique
I have the same experience. Should test a few...

I have the same experience. Should test a few different lenses before changing the rangefinder.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-18-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 5,046
Posted By Classique
I also sold my D700 few months back because I was...

I also sold my D700 few months back because I was no longer shooting events as much as before.

Now I am using Myriad of cameras from digital to film and I think all combined cost less than the D700...
Forum: Yashica RF 05-29-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,536
Posted By Classique
Great colors! I would believe it if you said this...

Great colors! I would believe it if you said this was shot on Portra. I am waiting to test my new Yashica M with 45mm 1.9 Yashinon and your shots are giving me a high expectation for the results.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,151
Posted By Classique
For me, I started off with DSLR and film was my...

For me, I started off with DSLR and film was my way of forcing myself to slow down and to actually make images. But as you have said, developing and scanning sometimes can get a bit too much in a way...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-23-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 10,174
Posted By Classique
LOL this thread is making me spend $$ (jk it's...

LOL this thread is making me spend $$ (jk it's just an excuse :))

Just got Yashica M with 45mm 1.9 for $20.04 (camera was 6.99). And guess what? seems to work perfectly. Clean glass, good shutter...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-22-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 4,829
Posted By Classique
I tried something similar using Sigma DP2M...

I tried something similar using Sigma DP2M "scanning" 6x6 negative. I used tablet as a backlight (app that basically puts up white background) and I laid negatives on a plexiglass raised a bit by...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 05-22-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 18,030
Posted By Classique
Nex 5N with EVF. It's a joy to use leica lenses...

Nex 5N with EVF. It's a joy to use leica lenses on this tiny but capable camera (so tiny that I had to add leather grip to make it more ergonomic - now it's perfect). Add hawk's close up helicoid and...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 05-21-2013
Replies: 836
Views: 83,553
Posted By Classique
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8128/8773921416_770c...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8128/8773921416_770c423315_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/classicxobsession/8773921416/)
DP2M La Jolla (http://www.flickr.com/photos/classicxobsession/8773921416/)...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-17-2013
Replies: 2,012
Views: 609,104
Posted By Classique
Thank you! It was my first ever TLR roll and...

Thank you! It was my first ever TLR roll and first time home dev.

San Diego is my hometown. I actually returned recently after graduating college.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-17-2013
Replies: 2,012
Views: 609,104
Posted By Classique
Yeah. It's taken at La Jolla Cove in San Diego.

Yeah. It's taken at La Jolla Cove in San Diego.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-16-2013
Replies: 2,012
Views: 609,104
Posted By Classique
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8260/8705523850_06f9...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8260/8705523850_06f9dae256_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/classicxobsession/8705523850/)
AristaEDU 200(160)_11...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-13-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 5,208
Posted By Classique
Great set! I am glad fuji is still continuing to...

Great set! I am glad fuji is still continuing to make peel apart polaroids for a decent price. The colors are superb and love how 3000 film shows little or no grain.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-10-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 10,174
Posted By Classique
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7281/8728285690_4871...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7281/8728285690_48719855fa_z.jpg

Just won this for 38.95 including shipping.
No need for batteries and apparently it is working. Looks like I may have to open up the...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 05-05-2013
Replies: 836
Views: 83,553
Posted By Classique
Has anyone tried scanning medium format negatives...

Has anyone tried scanning medium format negatives with dp2m (dp3m may even be able to do 35mm negatives)?

I did a quick test with dp2m and close up adapter and I think it may as well be a viable...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-05-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,069
Posted By Classique
Thank you for the good advice everyone. I always...

Thank you for the good advice everyone.

I always equated grain with rodinal to be proportional to the amount of agitation but I guess I was wrong. However, the negatives are not thin so I think...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-04-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,116
Posted By Classique
Same experience for me with TLR. Although it is...

Same experience for me with TLR. Although it is not obvious, people do take notice since it's so funky. However, most of the time it is a positive one and results in a friendly chat.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-04-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,069
Posted By Classique
Tmax400 w/Rodinal - massive grains inevitable?

I am having a lot of fun shooting TLR and recently used rolleikin to shoot vertical 35mm.

I developed Tmax 400 shot at box speed in Rodinal 1:100 stand for 1 hour with initial agitation for 30 sec...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-03-2013
Replies: 129
Views: 10,005
Posted By Classique
I don't think dynamic range is it...since D700...

I don't think dynamic range is it...since D700 has less dynamic range (at least by DXO mark sensor comparison) than most newer digicams. However, I agree that D700 files had something "extra" that...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-03-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 2,329
Posted By Classique
I like color. Color enables the photographer...

I like color. Color enables the photographer another element that can add or subtract from the image.

I used to mostly shoot color because that is what I had available and black and white merely...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-03-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,747
Posted By Classique
Ikoflex IIa early with coated Tessar,...

Ikoflex IIa early with coated Tessar, Yashica-mat, Yashica D and Yashica 635 and Rolleiflex MX have 10 bladed aperture also. I wish I can just buy a fully working Rolleiflex 2.8c with 10 bladed...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-02-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 4,481
Posted By Classique
Looks great! I had collapsible summicron and...

Looks great! I had collapsible summicron and summicron DR at the same time and found the collapsible to be more flare prone and lower in contrast. I think I see a bit of flare in your second picture...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-02-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,684
Posted By Classique
After actual using Rolleiflex MX I borrowed from...

After actual using Rolleiflex MX I borrowed from a professor, I am looking for a great tlr for my own... resulted in 3 so far: 1 I broke the aperture while cleaning the shutter blades (unnecessary...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-01-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,933
Posted By Classique
Just keep in mind that in hot environment, the...

Just keep in mind that in hot environment, the developer may go bad faster. Mine was good while it lasted but once it went bad, the roll was completely blank.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-30-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 3,333
Posted By Classique
I like the look of Summicron DR with M3 but not...

I like the look of Summicron DR with M3 but not many seem to share my taste.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 04-25-2013
Replies: 274
Views: 36,364
Posted By Classique
Same thing happens to me and I haven't found an...

Same thing happens to me and I haven't found an answer yet.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 04-18-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 1,827
Posted By Classique
I am actually guilty of not using the sigma hood....

I am actually guilty of not using the sigma hood. I just have a UV filter on because I think the hood will make it fatter than I like. But I'm not sure how much difference it would've made in the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-18-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 3,620
Posted By Classique
Sigma DP2M! As quirky as it is, the IQ and color...

Sigma DP2M!

As quirky as it is, the IQ and color are extraordinary.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 04-18-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 1,827
Posted By Classique
I haven't seen green color shift with skies but I...

I haven't seen green color shift with skies but I do often see desaturated region when an image with relatively large dynamic range is under exposed. The most underexposed region loses most of color...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-16-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,704
Posted By Classique
I enjoy the images on your blog. I always check...

I enjoy the images on your blog. I always check everyday for an update :)

I was actually set on selling off my Black Fed 2 and Indust 61LD but maybe I'll hold onto it for those times when I don't...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 04-14-2013
Replies: 836
Views: 83,553
Posted By Classique
Incredible! Did you use AML-2 Close up filter for...

Incredible! Did you use AML-2 Close up filter for that shot?

This one's with a bit of crop
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8261/8650265029_f14c770e1f_b.jpg
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 04-13-2013
Replies: 274
Views: 36,364
Posted By Classique
Great shots monochom! One interesting thing I...

Great shots monochom!

One interesting thing I noticed was that AF+MF doesn't work (greyed out) when I turn on face recognition and and AF priority. I guess I should actually read the manual to see...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-12-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By Classique
I have and regularly use the 35mm and 50mm...

I have and regularly use the 35mm and 50mm nokton.

35mm is great for speed and ergonomics but it isn't the sharpest lens around. But for most situations, I find it sharp enough with decent bokeh....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-12-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 6,182
Posted By Classique
I don't mean to intrude but what do above lenses...

I don't mean to intrude but what do above lenses have over cheaper Nokton 1.1?
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 04-12-2013
Replies: 836
Views: 83,553
Posted By Classique
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8263/8644411568_ef83...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8263/8644411568_ef83d3bdcc_b.jpg

Just got dp2m today and I am already having so much fun!
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 04-12-2013
Replies: 274
Views: 36,364
Posted By Classique
One question. Do you guys export tiff as...

One question. Do you guys export tiff as ProPhotoRGB or AdobeRGB? I exported as ProPhotoRGB and it seems like the color changed a little when I imported into LR.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 04-12-2013
Replies: 274
Views: 36,364
Posted By Classique
I just got mine and shot some random images in...

I just got mine and shot some random images in the backyard. Wow the detail is just......
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-11-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,572
Posted By Classique
Canon 35mm f/2 is a good recommendation. Make...

Canon 35mm f/2 is a good recommendation. Make sure that the elements are clean and the lens itself has not been tampered with. The one I tried had horrible flare and it turns out it was tampered with...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-10-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 7,697
Posted By Classique
Maybe it would be a good idea to get some...

Maybe it would be a good idea to get some pictures of the rangefinder window (tiny rectangular window) to see if there is something on it. My M4-2 shows 2 tiny black specs in the second image from...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 04-10-2013
Replies: 274
Views: 36,364
Posted By Classique
I read a lot about incompatible batteries (due to...

I read a lot about incompatible batteries (due to the casing cutout size) and found ones that are exactly like the ones you ordered ...but for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-08-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,347
Posted By Classique
If there is a costco near you, it is even...

If there is a costco near you, it is even cheaper! (Most of the time, negatives are perfect)
I pay 1.59 for develop only and I think with 4x6 prints, it comes out to be around 4 dollars.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-05-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 3,544
Posted By Classique
I think in this image, color does not really add...

I think in this image, color does not really add much. I think BW version may fit the image more.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-29-2013
Replies: 1,732
Views: 439,883
Posted By Classique
I am surprised how well this vintage digital...

I am surprised how well this vintage digital works for color and b&w. One thing that I noticed was that RD1 sensor really shows the true character of the glass used (more so with older...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-23-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 1,791
Posted By Classique
Maybe try Epson RD1? I had my doubts about the 6...

Maybe try Epson RD1? I had my doubts about the 6 megapixel and it's "old" sensor but I was pleasantly surprised. It feels like a film rangefinder and with the screen turned around, it works like film...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 03-23-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By Classique
My Hawk's seem to be spot on for infinity.

My Hawk's seem to be spot on for infinity.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-22-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,315
Posted By Classique
On a different note, CV 35mm 1.4 stays on my RD1...

On a different note, CV 35mm 1.4 stays on my RD1 most of the time. Size and ergonomic makes it a perfect combo for normal situations (not too tele or wide)
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-22-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,315
Posted By Classique
Maybe the rd1x rf is not aligned correctly? From...

Maybe the rd1x rf is not aligned correctly? From my experience, Ultron is not a soft lens and it should be clearly sharp by f2. Also, Ultron doesn't have that big of a focus throw and I can tell you...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-21-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 2,848
Posted By Classique
I actually use the Nokton 50mm 1.5 S mount on my...

I actually use the Nokton 50mm 1.5 S mount on my Leica M cameras. Works well (focus spot on) and IMO the design looks better than the plain all black of the screwmount version.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-20-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,140
Posted By Classique
I did not notice much focus shift on mine (cv...

I did not notice much focus shift on mine (cv 35mm 1.4) when using film but using digital rangefinder, the focus shift is more obvious.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-20-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 6,043
Posted By Classique
I tried wordpress but it's hard to modify and...

I tried wordpress but it's hard to modify and customize. Bigger pictures not easy to do unless you pay for it.

On the other hand, Blogger can be edited with html for free and there are many great...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-16-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 3,886
Posted By Classique
I believe it's actually a custom hood...

I believe it's actually a custom hood manufactured by a repair shop in korea.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-15-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 3,886
Posted By Classique
I found a neat way to insert film into barnacks...

I found a neat way to insert film into barnacks without cutting or using the card trick. Actually learned it from a Korean blogger who used barnacks for a long time.

1. Insert film end into the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-14-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,046
Posted By Classique
I also can recommend Hexar AF! I think it has...

I also can recommend Hexar AF! I think it has faster autofocus than the G1 system and the lens is phenomenal.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-13-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 3,120
Posted By Classique
I would be interested in one for Barnacks!

I would be interested in one for Barnacks!
Forum: DIYS Modifications 03-08-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 10,642
Posted By Classique
Is it much easier to go from the back? Also,...

Is it much easier to go from the back?

Also, would you mind sharing how you added the focusing tab? :D
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-08-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,249
Posted By Classique
Not to flame but that comparison isn't really...

Not to flame but that comparison isn't really valid. That Industar seems to have issues resulting in flare (similar to what you would see in Jupiter 3 wide open). The I-50 I got from Fedka does not...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-08-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 1,733
Posted By Classique
In my opinion, your "serious" rangefinder should...

In my opinion, your "serious" rangefinder should be more towards the Leica rangefinders (especially at 500 Euro). I am not a Leica fanboy, and like you, I started out with FSU then tried Bessa and...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-08-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 3,474
Posted By Classique
I use mostly expired film so I usually overexpose...

I use mostly expired film so I usually overexpose by a stop for 400 films but maybe 1/3 or none for anything slower.

However, I also noticed that fresh film also benefits from a bit of...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-08-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,249
Posted By Classique
I got a I-50 for my IIIF and it is perfect. I was...

I got a I-50 for my IIIF and it is perfect. I was actually looking for elmar in similar vintage but after researching the consensus is that the FSU collapsibles are a better option, both in price and...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-04-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By Classique
I've looked into porters before due to the price...

I've looked into porters before due to the price but I've read that once you take out a roll, everything rolls around. Now, if you pack it fully and only switch with finished roll (1for1) then it...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-04-2013
Replies: 158
Views: 22,186
Posted By Classique
Same here. I was sorely tempted but I resisted! I...

Same here. I was sorely tempted but I resisted! I didn't really find my nex 5n kit lacking as digital back for leica lenses so I decided to save some $$
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-03-2013
Replies: 158
Views: 22,186
Posted By Classique
Wow it is a great sale. Is there an advantage of...

Wow it is a great sale.

Is there an advantage of this GXR M + viewfinder compared to Nex 5n with viewfinder with Hawk's adapter?
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 03-03-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 6,851
Posted By Classique
Yes, at least for me. I use my Nex 5n as a...

Yes, at least for me.

I use my Nex 5n as a digital back for my leica lenses. I do not own any autofocus lenses (although I was tempted by low price, high quality sigma lenses) and use leica...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-25-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,104
Posted By Classique
I had a collapsible summicron and now I mainly...

I had a collapsible summicron and now I mainly use my DR summicron because I shoot color mostly. DR or rigid is not a big lens (feels much smaller than nokton because it's narrower) but it is pretty...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-25-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,104
Posted By Classique
Summicron DR has a normal focus throw (180 I...

Summicron DR has a normal focus throw (180 I think) and Nokton 50mm 1.5 seems to be 90 degrees focus throw. Either lens will be great for your need. The summicron will give you more gentle drawing...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-24-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,413
Posted By Classique
I can highly recommend nikkor 35mm 2.5. One of my...

I can highly recommend nikkor 35mm 2.5. One of my first 35mm's and I still have it and use it when I don't need fast 35mm. Results are sharp with pleasing bokeh. Even has that swirly bokeh when wide...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-20-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 7,445
Posted By Classique
I use gossen digisix for my non metered bodies....

I use gossen digisix for my non metered bodies. Small, accurate and sensitive down to -2 EV. I also like that it has incident and reflective metering.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-20-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,206
Posted By Classique
I am a fan of domke gripper also. Have it on all...

I am a fan of domke gripper also. Have it on all my cameras.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-19-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 3,722
Posted By Classique
I have not tried any of the 90mm leicas but I can...

I have not tried any of the 90mm leicas but I can highly recommend Nikon 105mm 2.5. It is tack sharp wide open and it takes common 52mm filters. IMO matches black or chrome leicas pretty well also.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-18-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,717
Posted By Classique
I searched for Summicron V1 but the prices are...

I searched for Summicron V1 but the prices are insane!! Even summaron prices appear to have gone up.

I ordered version 2 Canon 35mm f/2 for now to see how that lens performs. It gets great reviews...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 3,412
Posted By Classique
Congrats on a great deal! If you are looking for...

Congrats on a great deal!

If you are looking for high contrast 35mm, either CV35mm 1.4 MC or even W-nikkor 35mm 2.5 will be a good option for under 500. Ultron would be a good contender...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-10-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,717
Posted By Classique
What about canon 35mm f2? I read that some say...

What about canon 35mm f2? I read that some say it's similar to the v1 summicron.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-10-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,717
Posted By Classique
Talking 35mm similar to Summicron DR

These days I am finding that out of all the 50's I own and tried, I am pleased with the drawing of Summicron DR. It is sharp yet very pleasantly smooth unlike many modern lenses. Bokeh is pleasant...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-08-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,963
Posted By Classique
I only have experience with GF1 G3 GH1 and EPL1....

I only have experience with GF1 G3 GH1 and EPL1. Personally I feel that panasonic bodies are better built (of the ones I have experience with) with more solid feel to them. Olympus felt like a lot of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-08-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,166
Posted By Classique
How about another sonnar? I use Nikkor 10.5cm 2.5...

How about another sonnar? I use Nikkor 10.5cm 2.5 and have been getting great results.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-06-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 934
Posted By Classique
Yes it is true. I have used it at 0.7m with...

Yes it is true. I have used it at 0.7m with modified Jupiter 3.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-06-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,193
Posted By Classique
You should be able to find fully working M2...

You should be able to find fully working M2 between 500 - 700 range no problem. However, I would not pay 120 for the leica meter. It would be better to buy handheld (digisix around 100) or VCII meter...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-05-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,642
Posted By Classique
Another great and cheap option would be Canon 7...

Another great and cheap option would be Canon 7 with Jupiter 3 for 50 and Jupiter 12 for the 35mm. If you can stretch you budget a bit more, I'd recommend Nokton 50mm 1.5 and Ultron 35mm 1.7. If you...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-03-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,485
Posted By Classique
That is glad to know. Once my c41 chemicals...

That is glad to know. Once my c41 chemicals expired, I searched long and hard for the best priced processing. One of those places was walmart but after I saw that "no negatives will be returned" I...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-01-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,426
Posted By Classique
Is there a reason for scanning at 2400 dpi? I...

Is there a reason for scanning at 2400 dpi? I would think scanning at 5400 dpi then downsizing may give better results. I use plustek 7600i and that is the case for that one. I would prefer to scan...
Forum: RFF News 01-31-2013
Replies: 129
Views: 25,601
Posted By Classique
Figured it out! For those of you that your photo...

Figured it out!

For those of you that your photo is not going in the contest, you can edit your photo info after upload and change the category section and it will add.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-31-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,049
Posted By Classique
Plustek 7600i will be cheaper than the new 8100...

Plustek 7600i will be cheaper than the new 8100 but has the same resolution. I use vuescan instead of silverfast that was bundled with it.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 01-30-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 745
Posted By Classique
I mostly leave it on aperture priority and use...

I mostly leave it on aperture priority and use exposure compensation to control the exposure (of course aside from lens aperture). I also turn on the live histogram to see if highlights or shadows...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-30-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 3,073
Posted By Classique
If it doesn't have to be vintage, I recommend VC...

If it doesn't have to be vintage, I recommend VC Nokton 35mm 1.4. Usable at 1.4 and sharp at f/2. It's also tiny with a focusing tab. You may be able to find one around the price of used summaron.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-29-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,209
Posted By Classique
If you are shooting stopped down, there is not...

If you are shooting stopped down, there is not much reason to spend more money for faster lenses. Of course, if you plan to shoot at low light, it would be good. I use Nokton 35mm 1.4 and am pretty...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-26-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,327
Posted By Classique
I agree with you. With DSLRs there are so many...

I agree with you. With DSLRs there are so many lenses you can get until you are done and bodies have a large price gap to slow down the gas attack. But this rangefinder thing... constant attack since...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-25-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,992
Posted By Classique
I started off my photography on D40 few years ago...

I started off my photography on D40 few years ago also. After many "upgrades" and "side grades" I ended up with D700 and lens combination I am satisfied with. After that, all newer and "better"...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-21-2013
Replies: 139
Views: 38,625
Posted By Classique
61' Jupiter 3 Chrome Adjusted for Leica standard...

61' Jupiter 3 Chrome Adjusted for Leica standard and close focus (0.7m)

I am always surprised by how sharp this lens can be under the right light.

These are from expired roll of Superia 400.

Wide...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 01-02-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 3,665
Posted By Classique
I use a leather dot I trimmed from leather tennis...

I use a leather dot I trimmed from leather tennis grip as a stick on soft release on cams that don't have the threads. Not as good as the real soft release on a threaded bodies but improves handling...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-25-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,469
Posted By Classique
Jupiter 8 or 3 would be a good start. If you want...

Jupiter 8 or 3 would be a good start. If you want to try 35mm, Jupiter 12 is great also.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 6,796
Posted By Classique
Voigtlander Nokton 50mm 1.5 is very sharp wide...

Voigtlander Nokton 50mm 1.5 is very sharp wide open as well as good Jupiter 3 samples (I own two that are sharp wide open but one has a glowy look). For Nikon, I find Sigma 50mm 1.4 HSM to be...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-21-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,185
Posted By Classique
Hello and welcome to the RFF forum. The opaque...

Hello and welcome to the RFF forum.

The opaque window is the frame-line illumination window. It lets in light to light up the different frame lines that appear in the viewfinder.

Looks like the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-12-2012
Replies: 233
Views: 60,408
Posted By Classique
Is it from Every Day Carry (EDC) blog? My friend...

Is it from Every Day Carry (EDC) blog? My friend is actually the one who runs that blog.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-11-2012
Replies: 131
Views: 27,583
Posted By Classique
Keep up the great work! My compact version of...

Keep up the great work! My compact version of nokton 35mm 1.4 is coming in by the end of the week and I will post my findings. I really like the look of a square hood (more classy than common round,...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-11-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 5,041
Posted By Classique
I hope you enjoy the New Canon 7! I recently sold...

I hope you enjoy the New Canon 7! I recently sold mine on here and the buyer is very happy also. 35mm frameline on the 7 is actually much less than the whole finder so you would have no problem...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-10-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 5,041
Posted By Classique
If you are on a budget, start with FSU RFs. If...

If you are on a budget, start with FSU RFs. If you can stretch your budget to 400-500, Canon RF's or Bessa R series are good choices.

I am a recent grad and I did exactly that: FSU > Canon RF >...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-09-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 2,365
Posted By Classique
Very nice shots. Your guess of exposure seems...

Very nice shots. Your guess of exposure seems very good already.

One advice for expired rolls: rate the film to be about a stop slower than the box speed (especially for fuji color films; for kodak,...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-08-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,096
Posted By Classique
I think there are many straps with the concept of...

I think there are many straps with the concept of hanging by the tripod mount.

I actually use Custom SLR sling strap with heavier gear (aka D700 with big boy lenses) and I like it much better than...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 11-30-2012
Replies: 131
Views: 27,583
Posted By Classique
I'm not sure if it's necessary but how about slip...

I'm not sure if it's necessary but how about slip on hood for Nokton 50mm 1.5? I think the lens deserves a nice square hood :)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-27-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 3,814
Posted By Classique
Try an extreme. Ultra wide might be good to...

Try an extreme.

Ultra wide might be good to change things up a bit.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-25-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 6,230
Posted By Classique
I shot with Canon P and Canon 7 for a while and I...

I shot with Canon P and Canon 7 for a while and I liked the handling of P better. I really enjoyed the 1x viewfinder and large focus patch. 35mm is a bit harder to see (you have to roll your eyes)...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-21-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 1,819
Posted By Classique
I use this one. The original leica grip. Before...

I use this one. The original leica grip.

Before I had my doubts because it is made with plastic but after using it for a bit, I actually like it. It is very strong (as most plastics these days can...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-18-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,089
Posted By Classique
I'm not sure if I understand correctly but what I...

I'm not sure if I understand correctly but what I meant was FSU cameras have overall dark viewfinder image and rangefinder image BUT have very high contrast.

Canon P has a bright viewfinder (the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-18-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,089
Posted By Classique
I have used Fed 2 Kiev 4am and now the canon P....

I have used Fed 2 Kiev 4am and now the canon P.

Canon P will have less contrast than the FSU RFs BUT will have much bigger and brighter viewfinder. Even with the lower contrast, I have no problem...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 11-17-2012
Replies: 232
Views: 69,721
Posted By Classique
Chinon Bellami Special...

Chinon Bellami Special ED

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8489/8168244469_b2a5de8b71_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-12-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 6,164
Posted By Classique
This may be far fetched but how does rokkor cle...

This may be far fetched but how does rokkor cle 40mm compare to Nikkor 3.5cm f/2.5?
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 11-07-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,911
Posted By Classique
Unless lens helicoid is somehow broken (after you...

Unless lens helicoid is somehow broken (after you tried on CL) the lens should focus. One thing is that using multiple adapters result in possibility of non exact flange distance. If that is the...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-03-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,582
Posted By Classique
Or better yet, get Hawk's helicoid adapter! I use...

Or better yet, get Hawk's helicoid adapter!
I use one on NEX 5N with Jupiter 3 and works wonders. It also helps if you do the closer focus mod to overcome that 1m shooting distance.

Back to the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-03-2012
Replies: 107
Views: 9,439
Posted By Classique
I would think that is one of the sharpest, at...

I would think that is one of the sharpest, at least up there. I had one since I started shooting and i think will keep forever!

To add to the list, Nikkor 10.5cm 2.5 in Rangefinder mount is also...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-03-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 5,892
Posted By Classique
I am interested also! My C41 chemicals recently...

I am interested also! My C41 chemicals recently expired and I have tons of C41 film lying around haha.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-02-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,515
Posted By Classique
Nice Kit! Which one of those beauties get used...

Nice Kit! Which one of those beauties get used the most? (relatively speaking of course)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-25-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 3,313
Posted By Classique
Great read! I also love my Jupiter 3 that was way...

Great read! I also love my Jupiter 3 that was way off on leica screw mount bodies that I somehow managed to get it in focus and reduce minimum focus to about 0.7m. One thing I really like is that it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-20-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 8,644
Posted By Classique
Since So Cal water has a lot of other junk in our...

Since So Cal water has a lot of other junk in our tab, I use distilled water.

I learned the hard way after my solutions started behaving funky after the first couple rolls.
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 10-17-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 888
Posted By Classique
HU: 20% off Beach Camera on Ebay

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post deals that might interest RFF but if you got the email from ebay about 20% cash back 10/18-19 from a few retailers, it might be worth checking out....
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-17-2012
Replies: 78
Views: 37,006
Posted By Classique
Wow how did you get your hands on XE-1 So...

Wow how did you get your hands on XE-1 So early?

I wanted to get one myself (pre order) but the issue with camera raw and fuji raw files are holding me back a bit.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-13-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 4,153
Posted By Classique
If it is just rangefinder misallignment, wouldn't...

If it is just rangefinder misallignment, wouldn't it be an easy fix? I know I have done that for countless FED and Canon rangefinders with not much issue. I also have a kiev 4am that has perfect...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-12-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 5,061
Posted By Classique
Nikkor 105mm 2.5 sounds like a great lens to add...

Nikkor 105mm 2.5 sounds like a great lens to add to your kit. If you can find it in your budget, sigma super wide II 24mm 2.8 is also an amazing lens for the price. It's AF lens but you can manual...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-12-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 863
Posted By Classique
I am usually an available light shooter so I...

I am usually an available light shooter so I never bothered to use flash with my canon but after reading this post, I tried my good old Vivitar 283 with manual control module connected to Canon 7 and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-11-2012
Replies: 85
Views: 9,694
Posted By Classique
I love my F3 for it's reliability and build...

I love my F3 for it's reliability and build quality, oh and 100% viewfinder doesn't hurt either.
However, it is heavily reliant on battery - for the meter and control of shutter speeds. If the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-11-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 6,945
Posted By Classique
Luna Pro SBC is definitely an exceptional meter....

Luna Pro SBC is definitely an exceptional meter. I enjoyed how the reading for portraits gave me exposure reading just shy of blowing out any highlights to give a high key portraits a flattering,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-10-2012
Replies: 72
Views: 12,586
Posted By Classique
I totally agree with you on that. That is the...

I totally agree with you on that. That is the reason why I started getting into the world of film and classic cameras that are built to last, even after I got a perfectly good D700 and high end...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-10-2012
Replies: 72
Views: 12,586
Posted By Classique
Is there a specific reason for wanting a leica? I...

Is there a specific reason for wanting a leica? I sometimes also find myself searching the classifieds and ebay for film leica but always stop myself from going any further since I have a great RF...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 10-09-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,882
Posted By Classique
That is true. But I think the 35mm is the whole...

That is true. But I think the 35mm is the whole viewfinder with no parallelex compensation. I have not tried one myself but sure looks interesting.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-09-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 6,945
Posted By Classique
I recommend Gossen Digisix as some suggested...

I recommend Gossen Digisix as some suggested above. I was able to pick up a used one for $90 on ebay. It is practically new with case, cover, instruction and lanyard. I've been using it with...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-08-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,082
Posted By Classique
I don't have experience with Nokton but I do...

I don't have experience with Nokton but I do regularly use Jupiter 3 that has same focal length and aperture. I am sure they are completely different since jupiter 3 is sonnar formula (copy of zeiss)...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 10-07-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,882
Posted By Classique
I use canon P and canon 7 with nikkor 35mm 2.5...

I use canon P and canon 7 with nikkor 35mm 2.5 and it works very well. However, if you wear glasses, it will be harder for you to see the whole 35mm frame line with canon P due to the 1:1 viewfinder....
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-29-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,108
Posted By Classique
Exclamation Canon P RF patch blocked!

I hope there may be a possible solution to the problem I have.

I have finally completed my Leica LTM set with Canon P with 35mm, 50mm and 105mm.

One little problem is that with nikkor 10.5cm lens...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-29-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 7,994
Posted By Classique
I'm not sure why it all started becoming very...

I'm not sure why it all started becoming very ugly in here but I feel that we are in search for large establishments with film development that may give somewhat consistent results (AKA automated...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-29-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 7,994
Posted By Classique
I had the same experience. I received a walmart...

I had the same experience. I received a walmart giftcard so I went to Walmart to develop some 35mm film. However, when I saw the envelope, it said "no negatives will be returned"

As a result, I...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 09-26-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,515
Posted By Classique
For free apps try 500px app for tablets. I am...

For free apps try 500px app for tablets.

I am not sure whether the images will be your cup of tea but they look very good on tablets. I use it on my Asus Transformer as a means to get inspiration...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-21-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 5,940
Posted By Classique
Aw non FF? D700 and sigma 50mm 1.4 is my favorite...

Aw non FF? D700 and sigma 50mm 1.4 is my favorite but since no FF...

GF1 and 20mm 1.7 is pretty good, especially below iso 320 (iso 100 is as good as any digital I've used). Small and light kit and...
Forum: Other RF 09-21-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 6,026
Posted By Classique
I have one of the special edition bellami with...

I have one of the special edition bellami with the golden horse carriage on the front with maroon covering. Mine came with the flash and original instruction manual and case also.

So far, I've shot...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 09-20-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 6,810
Posted By Classique
I recently purchased a jupiter 3 from another RFF...

I recently purchased a jupiter 3 from another RFF member. Mine is from '61 and has purple, yellow shimmer to the coating.

One thing is that it was way off correct focus, even more so than other...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-12-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,866
Posted By Classique
Quick update for anyone that may be interested...

Quick update for anyone that may be interested (for the future).

I have done the close focus mod, which brought the optical unit closer to the film plane and somehow that resulted in distance scale...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-10-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,866
Posted By Classique
No problem. Thank you for all your support. I...

No problem. Thank you for all your support.

I think I am almost there on fixing this lens! Luckily I found the posts about close focus mod and it helped me get the optics close enough to have almost...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-09-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By Classique
You may also want to check if the rangefinder is...

You may also want to check if the rangefinder is out of allignment on the M3 if M8 shows that the lenses are fine. I've been exploring into world of rangefinders and discovered that there are a lot...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-09-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,866
Posted By Classique
My Jupiter 3 is from 1961 and from the front...

My Jupiter 3 is from 1961 and from the front focusing nature, a rare one with opposite problem to what is usually done. I took out all the shim, screwed in as far as I can and it is still not...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-08-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,866
Posted By Classique
Question Jupiter 3 Focus Question

I recently purchased Jupiter 3 from RFF member (pleasant transaction btw) and took a risk on whether it will focus correctly on canon P, leica LTM.

I've been reading up on the focal length...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-30-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 4,855
Posted By Classique
Since the CLA + repair was a bit more than what I...

Since the CLA + repair was a bit more than what I was looking to spend, I ended up returning it.

However, now I have a fully working and mint Canon P and user Canon 7 with wonky meter (got it for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-23-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,660
Posted By Classique
If this is your first rangefinder, why not try...

If this is your first rangefinder, why not try something decent but still affordable?

I am also a nikon guy with F3, D700 currently and various other digital nikon/fuji/kodak bodies in the past.

I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-14-2012
Replies: 148
Views: 22,676
Posted By Classique
From the ones I've used and some I still...

From the ones I've used and some I still have:

Pentax istD*
Fujifilm Pro S3
Kodak 14nx (same as SLR/n)

Kodak C375 (point n shoot with great output)
Nikon D700
GF1
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-14-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,456
Posted By Classique
Congrats on your new kiev. I am so used to the...

Congrats on your new kiev.

I am so used to the contax grip that I try to grip my other cams the same way! Of all the FSU RF I tried, Kiev is definitely my favorite. Longest base length of any...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-12-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 4,855
Posted By Classique
Thank you for all your replies. I don't think...

Thank you for all your replies.

I don't think that the problem is as serious as it seems. More along the lines of a spring that came loose or some sort (I hear something loose when i flip the...
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