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Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-11-2019
Replies: 219
Views: 10,960
Posted By coelacanth
So sorry to hear the sad news, Helen. I never had...

So sorry to hear the sad news, Helen. I never had a chance to meet him in person, but he lived and will living in your wonderful photos of him and in the memory of those who had the pleasure of...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 08-14-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,207
Posted By coelacanth
Minamata was/is definitely one of the worst...

Minamata was/is definitely one of the worst devastating diseases of the century. Growing up in Japan, I read a lot about it in school, but never had firsthand encounters with the people who were...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-09-2019
Replies: 126
Views: 4,208
Posted By coelacanth
Been into watches since I was a little kid. One...

Been into watches since I was a little kid.

One of mine. A gift from my wife.

http://garactacle.com/public_images/300t.jpg
1970s Doxa Sub.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-06-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,851
Posted By coelacanth
I recently got the v1, and so far I am loving it....

I recently got the v1, and so far I am loving it. Plenty sharp for my use even at F2 (I'm only shooting film) and very manageable contract. I've had Elmarit-M 28 ASPH (v1) and to me it was a bit too...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-11-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By coelacanth
Images showing up just fine for me, and they look...

Images showing up just fine for me, and they look great! Love to visit one day.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-03-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 17,835
Posted By coelacanth
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4862/31645841277_4e...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4862/31645841277_4e77956daa_b.jpg
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-17-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,951
Posted By coelacanth
In the 2nd pic with EVF, the winding lever is...

In the 2nd pic with EVF, the winding lever is blocked by the EVF. If this image is real, I wonder what the lever is for.

Would be interesting if using lever to re-cock the mechanical shutter...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-10-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 28,869
Posted By coelacanth
Well, it was "International Watch Day" (10 past...

Well, it was "International Watch Day" (10 past 10, 10/10) yesterday so here is a new photo to bump this thread.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1921/30300953137_3eac596979_c.jpg
1967 1016 with 1982...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-25-2018
Replies: 292
Views: 20,868
Posted By coelacanth
I've always had a GR in my possession ever since...

I've always had a GR in my possession ever since the original small sensor GR Digital (skipping 1-2 generations in between), but I lost my 1st gen APS-C GR about a year or so ago, and I've been...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-02-2018
Replies: 292
Views: 20,868
Posted By coelacanth
If GR with OVF gets announced, I’ll be placing an...

If GR with OVF gets announced, I’ll be placing an order before you can blink.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-31-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 28,869
Posted By coelacanth
Recent addition to my small...

Recent addition to my small collection.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1870/42584883840_f5a612f172_c.jpg
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-29-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,475
Posted By coelacanth
20/1.7 II at the moment, followed by 60/2.8...

20/1.7 II at the moment, followed by 60/2.8 Macro.

With all those APS-C and full-frame lenses getting absolutely humongous (coming from film M lenses here), I see Micro 4/3's main benefit to be the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,327
Posted By coelacanth
Thanks for the heads up! Scored Seiko Mini Turtle...

Thanks for the heads up! Scored Seiko Mini Turtle with it. :)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-15-2018
Replies: 101
Views: 3,495
Posted By coelacanth
These are actually pretty serious watchmaking...

These are actually pretty serious watchmaking (relatively speaking), not some random watch with Leica logo. The movement is by a small German manufacturer, and the second-resetting complication is...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-10-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 28,869
Posted By coelacanth
Modern ones are great too!!

Modern ones are great too!!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-10-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 28,869
Posted By coelacanth
Love your collection, Travis.

Love your collection, Travis.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-02-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 28,869
Posted By coelacanth
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/831/40054488500_106...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/831/40054488500_106a934893_z.jpg

1970s Doxa Sub 300T Sharkhunter. It was a gift from my wife. Just got it back from my watchmaker after an overhaul.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-02-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 2,482
Posted By coelacanth
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5561/31234620332_15...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5561/31234620332_1576f33f64_c.jpg

1987 Bianchi Superleggera
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-02-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 2,482
Posted By coelacanth
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4484/38047623441_ec...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4484/38047623441_ec55c14539_z.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-30-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 28,869
Posted By coelacanth
Reviving this thread with my one and only Grand...

Reviving this thread with my one and only Grand Seiko.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/966/27945567298_2f8021dbbf_z.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-25-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 28,869
Posted By coelacanth
1977 1675. A few years older than me, still...

1977 1675. A few years older than me, still kicking.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4742/26607118858_eb0a6da063_c.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-30-2018
Replies: 333
Views: 54,176
Posted By coelacanth
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4721/39994305621_75...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4721/39994305621_75828bfc1a_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-30-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 2,687
Posted By coelacanth
Personally I'm finding the $3k mark to be my...

Personally I'm finding the $3k mark to be my sweet spot for buying/owning digital M body.

I'm on an M240 that I got for 3k, and I might be doing that with M10 when the time comes.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-25-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 4,151
Posted By coelacanth
Elmar-M 50/2.8: no flare, 3D look not by shallow...

Elmar-M 50/2.8: no flare, 3D look not by shallow DoF but with the rendering, touch of classic look.
Summilux-M 50/1.4 Pre-ASPH E46: Classic rendering, great for portrait, not-so-creamy bokeh (classic...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-24-2018
Replies: 147
Views: 35,585
Posted By coelacanth
Came back to digital M after an extended break...

Came back to digital M after an extended break from it.

I'm trying to simplify and reduce my photo (and other) gear, and decided to trade-in bunch of stuff to almost break even with a decent...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-12-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 2,139
Posted By coelacanth
It was do-able, but not intuitive to me...

It was do-able, but not intuitive to me personally. BUT, if you think it's a Barnack Leica, then it makes more sense in your head especially if you magnify what's shown in the DRF. ;) Focus, then...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-12-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 2,139
Posted By coelacanth
Background: I'm keeping a minimum film M setup...

Background:
I'm keeping a minimum film M setup (M4-P, 50 Lux, 35 Cron) because I'm emotionally attached to it and hoping I'll be shooting more film in near future. For the time being, I'm pretty much...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-12-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 2,139
Posted By coelacanth
I wanted to use X-Pro 2 as, say, 75% Leica M lens...

I wanted to use X-Pro 2 as, say, 75% Leica M lens platform. I found myself using EVF most of time instead of OVF + digital RF at the corner. Ultimately I decided to go with X-E3. That adapted lens/MF...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-28-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 28,869
Posted By coelacanth
Doxa Sub 300T Sharkhunter from...

Doxa Sub 300T Sharkhunter from 1970s.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4597/24481107847_c0dae19504_z.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 1,609
Posted By coelacanth
Not photography related but... 1970s Vintage Doxa...

Not photography related but... 1970s Vintage Doxa Sub 300T Sharkhunter was found under/on the tree.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4734/25476010838_2a23f898f0_z.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-14-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 28,869
Posted By coelacanth
Marathon GSAR Medium Size while diving near...

Marathon GSAR Medium Size while diving near Catalina Island in August.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4642/39064831151_808e71a2e0_c.jpg

I just made a watch specific Instagram account if anyone...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-09-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 28,869
Posted By coelacanth
My only modern, practical tool watches with...

My only modern, practical tool watches with automatic movement and date.

Both from 1997-ish. Can't believe 1997 is about to get its US drinking...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-06-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 28,869
Posted By coelacanth
There are reissues and I love them, but there is...

There are reissues and I love them, but there is nothing like the originals.

Both are from 1960s.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4538/38847310912_ce59827be0_c.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-29-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By coelacanth
If you are looking for Leica's Leicavit...

If you are looking for Leica's Leicavit specifically, Black Chrome one (I assume that's what you meant) is I think the hardest one to come by as the modern Leicavit was made with MP (Black Paint and...
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-14-2017
Replies: 66
Views: 3,862
Posted By coelacanth
Local Camera Shop. :)

Local Camera Shop. :)
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-13-2017
Replies: 66
Views: 3,862
Posted By coelacanth
I've been using mine for work and private, most...

I've been using mine for work and private, most often charing in-camera. I don't shoot a lot of frames but never thought the camera warming up, even when I'm transferring bunch of full size photos to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-02-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 28,869
Posted By coelacanth
I think this is my main watch when I'm flying to...

I think this is my main watch when I'm flying to work at customer sites. I could use a GMT or World Time watch at some point tho...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4514/38120445171_4a2c06248a_z.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-31-2017
Replies: 132
Views: 23,691
Posted By coelacanth
I have 21, 28, 35, and 50mm. Have had 90mm...

I have 21, 28, 35, and 50mm. Have had 90mm several times in the past, bud the FL didn't click with me on Leica M system. I haven't tried 75mm and 135mm on RF, but I do use 50mm on Fuji and I'm a fan...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-30-2017
Replies: 1,125
Views: 293,953
Posted By coelacanth
New battery and fresh oil in. Definitely taking...

New battery and fresh oil in. Definitely taking her out more, and more projects to come in the coming...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-13-2017
Replies: 451
Views: 53,955
Posted By coelacanth
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4468/37595601981_d5...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4468/37595601981_d5018d4264_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ZhchEa)
Reza in SF (https://flic.kr/p/ZhchEa) by Suguru Nishioka (https://www.flickr.com/photos/guruguru/), on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-09-2017
Replies: 1,014
Views: 368,207
Posted By coelacanth
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4468/37595601981_d5...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4468/37595601981_d5018d4264_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ZhchEa)
Reza in SF (https://flic.kr/p/ZhchEa) by Suguru Nishioka (https://www.flickr.com/photos/guruguru/), on...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-04-2017
Replies: 372
Views: 61,753
Posted By coelacanth
Unfortunately I don't have the M5 anymore (miss...

Unfortunately I don't have the M5 anymore (miss it dearly) so I can't test right now, but what I remember is that the Elmar-M was NOT collapsible fully into M5. I do like to say I actually measured,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-07-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 28,869
Posted By coelacanth
Guinand Flying Officer from the 1960s. I've...

Guinand Flying Officer from the 1960s. I've posted my homage/reissue Flying Officer from 2007 before, but this one is the original made by Gallet, ticking modified Valjoux...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-05-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 28,869
Posted By coelacanth
Lovely! One day I'd love to own one, but looks...

Lovely! One day I'd love to own one, but looks like the market value has already skyrocketed.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-31-2017
Replies: 59
Views: 7,057
Posted By coelacanth
It's an actual Polaroid 600 film shot a decade...

It's an actual Polaroid 600 film shot a decade ago. ;)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-07-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 28,869
Posted By coelacanth
It sure is fun and also extremely practical in...

It sure is fun and also extremely practical in daily life (well, display back won't do anything practical but hey).


Here is my IWC Mark XII that I just got back from my watchmaker. The...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-26-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 28,869
Posted By coelacanth
Here is the back of the...

Here is the back of the Memovox.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4210/35550682335_ab67d282ca.jpg

The gong makes a nice school bell-like sound, and the 2 small dots you see on the display back is...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-25-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 28,869
Posted By coelacanth
Late 90s - early 2000s Jaegar LeCoultre Memovox...

Late 90s - early 2000s Jaegar LeCoultre Memovox with manual movement behind display back, which is kinda unusual for alarm watches.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4226/35013839091_d2573b32a0.jpg
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-07-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,672
Posted By coelacanth
I'm trying to shoot at least one picture everyday...

I'm trying to shoot at least one picture everyday with time stamp. Love to look back in a year or two.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4287/35032568911_017014f5f6.jpg
SQ10.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-02-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 948
Posted By coelacanth
Welcome to RFF. Since it's just back from Don...

Welcome to RFF. Since it's just back from Don (Don is the guy behind DAG Camera), I'd send the camera (and both lenses if you are comfortable) to get adjusted. Since you are new to Leica and RF...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-02-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,672
Posted By coelacanth
Here, have some more black cat in...

Here, have some more black cat in square.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4242/34664300670_d18846c037.jpg
SQ10.

Having 2 shutter release buttons is actually nice and handy.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-30-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,672
Posted By coelacanth
I have SX-70 (in fact two of them) from the time...

I have SX-70 (in fact two of them) from the time they weren't crazy expensive hipster machine and shot a lot, but I ran out of original Polaroid packs long ago and I'm just not feeling the Impossible...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-30-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,672
Posted By coelacanth
Though I do like SQ10 as camera, I agree the...

Though I do like SQ10 as camera, I agree the square format film is the most intriguing part of the development and I assume there will be more conventional camera for the format in near future. I'm...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-30-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,672
Posted By coelacanth
I'm gonna keep posting till more folks get their...

I'm gonna keep posting till more folks get their hands on this camera/film.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4248/34951861656_99dcc42ebd.jpg
SQ10
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-28-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,672
Posted By coelacanth
A couple...

A couple more.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4203/34949949395_196c90d1de.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4249/34817959741_2c4113b3d6.jpg
(This one was film photo, displayed on computer and shot...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-26-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,672
Posted By coelacanth
Photo: Post your Instax Square photos

Not sure how many members are using the SQ10 right now, but how about a dedicated thread for Instax Square photos?

To kick it...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-25-2017
Replies: 59
Views: 7,057
Posted By coelacanth
And the display shows the picture sliding out of...

And the display shows the picture sliding out of camera as the film sheet comes out. Cute. :)
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-25-2017
Replies: 59
Views: 7,057
Posted By coelacanth
Great. Thanks very much for the explanation. So...

Great. Thanks very much for the explanation. So it is exposed via light like any instant film, but done so by moving bar instead of full-image projection. Makes sense.

Part of me wishes that SQ10...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-25-2017
Replies: 59
Views: 7,057
Posted By coelacanth
BTW, here is a size...

BTW, here is a size comparison.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4246/34048618004_3664223c9c_c.jpg

L to R: Instax mini, Polaroid 600, Instax Square.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-25-2017
Replies: 59
Views: 7,057
Posted By coelacanth
Guess I wasn't clear. I didn't mean to say it was...

Guess I wasn't clear. I didn't mean to say it was a twin-lens camera.

Can you describe what you mean by "digital exposure, sent to printer" part? I owned SP-1 in the past. My understanding was that...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-25-2017
Replies: 59
Views: 7,057
Posted By coelacanth
Lynn, SQ10 uses conventional Instax instant film...

Lynn,

SQ10 uses conventional Instax instant film sheets with integrated chemical pack just like other Instax cameras. It's just in square format rather than portrait format of Instax mini film...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-25-2017
Replies: 59
Views: 7,057
Posted By coelacanth
I hear you. Part of me definitely thinks about...

I hear you. Part of me definitely thinks about the pure film experience, but the convenience and more economical nature are definitely convincing. Plus the exposure to conventional film sheet is...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-24-2017
Replies: 59
Views: 7,057
Posted By coelacanth
I received it from Amazon yesterday. It is fun....

I received it from Amazon yesterday.

It is fun. Love the square format as a former SX-70 user.

Being able to choose and print is great and economical. If you wanna be hardcore, you can go all "M-D"...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-10-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 28,869
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4155/33744750014_f75...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4155/33744750014_f752826af2_c.jpg

Golden Wabi-Sabi combo. The watch is from 1970. The camera is from 1969. Neither was babied. Both were used well and maintained well...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-26-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 28,869
Posted By coelacanth
1969...

1969 combo.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3700/33530756251_967dc0e20f_z.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-17-2017
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,809,881
Posted By coelacanth
Double Trouble. BP &...

Double Trouble. BP & P.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2844/33375357821_010b396047_b.jpg
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-17-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,089
Posted By coelacanth
Sug's mini photo exhibit in SF

Shameless plug alert!!

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2816/32657426554_b8c8ab9b45_c.jpg

Currently my b/w prints are shown at a local restaurant bon, nene (https://www.bonnene.com) in San Francisco...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-13-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 28,869
Posted By coelacanth
Personally, I'd take hand-winding over automatic...

Personally, I'd take hand-winding over automatic any day. I don't really know why I feel that way, but at this point, winding my watches in the morning while I prepare my coffee has long become my...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-13-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 28,869
Posted By coelacanth
I'm definitely partial to German watches though I...

I'm definitely partial to German watches though I appreciate Japanese and Swiss as well.

I think the Max Bill you have is great. I'm thinking the non-numeral, hand-wind white dial is in my future in...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-09-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 28,869
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/608/33223590951_45ee...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/608/33223590951_45ee06fe26_c.jpg

Nomos Metro neomatik nachtblau.
Forum: Lomography 03-09-2017
Replies: 113
Views: 17,806
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3807/33342092575_992...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3807/33342092575_9923d30623_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SNjWv6)
Very meta of you. (https://flic.kr/p/SNjWv6) by Suguru Nishioka (https://www.flickr.com/photos/guruguru/),...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-07-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 28,869
Posted By coelacanth
I've been a big fan of Nomos watches and the...

I've been a big fan of Nomos watches and the company itself since the original Tangente, right when they came up with their Alpha movement (Very early Nomos used Peseux 7001).

I've had a few models...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-06-2017
Replies: 603
Views: 89,435
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/682/32411813683_0e58...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/682/32411813683_0e58b38971_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Ro81ZR)
Instant Constant Motion (https://flic.kr/p/Ro81ZR) by Suguru Nishioka...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-04-2017
Replies: 230
Views: 62,141
Posted By coelacanth
Lovely series,...

Lovely series, Jon!

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3943/32862716640_91bc2c20bb_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/S4Y1JL)
Caturday (https://flic.kr/p/S4Y1JL) by Suguru Nishioka...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-03-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 2,538
Posted By coelacanth
I wonder if one can ask a Urushi meister to do...

I wonder if one can ask a Urushi meister to do similar finish on a film M. Maybe you can do a Tamenuri finish with different color undercoat so you can see brassing or rather, "Urushing" happening...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-03-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 2,538
Posted By coelacanth
Leica M in Urushi finish

http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/1047606.html (Japanese)

http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/img/dcw/docs/1047/606/01_s.jpg

The 50 unit limited edition is for the 300 year anniversary of a...
Forum: Lomography 03-03-2017
Replies: 113
Views: 17,806
Posted By coelacanth
One...

One more.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/682/32411813683_0e58b38971_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Ro81ZR)
Instant Constant Motion (https://flic.kr/p/Ro81ZR) by Suguru Nishioka...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-03-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 28,869
Posted By coelacanth
welshzorki, I love the look of the Chronoscope as...

welshzorki, I love the look of the Chronoscope as well. :)

pyeh,
Which one do you have? Yes, I had this one in classifieds some time ago and got few nibbles, but I had a massive remorse and quickly...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-02-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 28,869
Posted By coelacanth
I've owned many many watches, but this rather...

I've owned many many watches, but this rather simple (and "cheap" in the realm of mechanical watches) hand-winding Max Bill remains as one of my all-time...
Forum: Lomography 03-02-2017
Replies: 113
Views: 17,806
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3878/33082272781_ef9...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3878/33082272781_ef9181f39b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Spni8t)
Shuttered II (https://flic.kr/p/Spni8t) by Suguru Nishioka (https://www.flickr.com/photos/guruguru/), on...
Forum: Lomography 03-02-2017
Replies: 113
Views: 17,806
Posted By coelacanth
Yep, got RF coupling done by a plate moving back...

Yep, got RF coupling done by a plate moving back and forth rather than traditional sloped ridge. Also the focusing tab has clicking stops for 3m and 1.5m. They are not deep enough to interfere with...
Forum: Lomography 03-01-2017
Replies: 113
Views: 17,806
Posted By coelacanth
We've got a few places in the city (we start...

We've got a few places in the city (we start early ;)) but I definitely recommend Chez Maman, especially the one in Potrero Hill that I took that photo at. (http://chezmamansf.com/)

fad gadget,
I'm...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-01-2017
Replies: 1,345
Views: 395,640
Posted By coelacanth
Ahhh. Love that, Helen!

Ahhh. Love that, Helen!
Forum: Lomography 03-01-2017
Replies: 113
Views: 17,806
Posted By coelacanth
First outing with the...

First outing with the Minitar.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2912/33156890266_7c366a7965_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SvXJiQ)
Mimosa and Eggs (https://flic.kr/p/SvXJiQ) by Suguru Nishioka...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-01-2017
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,809,881
Posted By coelacanth
Ben, that's a great setup. I love project...

Ben, that's a great setup. I love project cameras!

Past few weeks, I've been carrying both or one of them daily. I am now partial to using Leicavit pretty much...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-28-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 6,153
Posted By coelacanth
For fun, your name would be spelled カール・ブレッシング...

For fun, your name would be spelled カール・ブレッシング in Japanese. They don't "translate" foreign names by their meanings. They apply the sound to katakana. Oh and often, for whatever reason, they put "・"...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-28-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 6,153
Posted By coelacanth
They (at least try to) follow original...

They (at least try to) follow original sound/pronunciation of European language based names. (for English, often British English rather than American English) As Godfrey confirmed, sounds like they...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-28-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 6,153
Posted By coelacanth
I really wanna know the right German...

I really wanna know the right German pronunciation of Voigtlander. That Japanese translation (that's how they actually spell it in Japanese) would sound something like "foktlender" but didn't think...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-28-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 6,153
Posted By coelacanth
This one is easy. Short Fu ("Fu" in Futon or...

This one is easy. Short Fu ("Fu" in Futon or Tofu) and short Ji. ("Gi" in Gin or "Ji" in Kanji). Same as Mt Fuji (same kanji).
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-28-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 6,153
Posted By coelacanth
I pronounce it "Ro-lai-flex" I guess. I am a...

I pronounce it "Ro-lai-flex" I guess.

I am a Japanese but call Nikon "Naikon" maybe because I started using Nikon after I moved to the US. It just rolls better that way. :p
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-28-2017
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,809,881
Posted By coelacanth
A: One too many Manhattan. B: Used in a bar fight...

A: One too many Manhattan.
B: Used in a bar fight and smashed man's skull.
C: Lost a pool game.

:D
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-28-2017
Replies: 3,214
Views: 561,690
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/567/32311744374_cfcb...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/567/32311744374_cfcb3fd2f7_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Reh8SW)
Love is Bananas (https://flic.kr/p/Reh8SW) by Suguru Nishioka (https://www.flickr.com/photos/guruguru/), on...
Forum: Lomography 02-27-2017
Replies: 113
Views: 17,806
Posted By coelacanth
Welcome to the club. :) I took mine out over the...

Welcome to the club. :)

I took mine out over the weekend. We'll see what I've got.


Archlich,
No click stops for aperture adjustment. It's like the old Elmar 50/3.5, but in actual use I didn't find...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2017
Replies: 131
Views: 10,212
Posted By coelacanth
Most Fun: Leica M and Barnack in general Don't...

Most Fun: Leica M and Barnack in general

Don't think too much, carry one or two all time, and shoot anything.

Also Mamiya 7 was really really fun. Shoot like M, even quieter shutter and large...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-27-2017
Replies: 76
Views: 4,421
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2558/32691915441_16b...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2558/32691915441_16b6687af8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RNSBuv)
Paris, Winter, 2010 (https://flic.kr/p/RNSBuv) by Suguru Nishioka (https://www.flickr.com/photos/guruguru/),...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-27-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 20,827
Posted By coelacanth
I always wanted to try one, but the high asking...

I always wanted to try one, but the high asking prices on the auction site kept me away.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/567/32311744374_cfcb3fd2f7_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Reh8SW)
Love is Bananas...
Forum: Lomography 02-26-2017
Replies: 113
Views: 17,806
Posted By coelacanth
Hahaha. Huss, you win! I wish I kept my MDa....

Hahaha. Huss, you win! I wish I kept my MDa. Maybe an MD-2 is in my future.

From the same roll as my last post. M4-P, Tri-X in Diafine, minimum focus distance, wide open, no crop or distortion...
Forum: Lomography 02-25-2017
Replies: 113
Views: 17,806
Posted By coelacanth
Ultimate hipster...

Ultimate hipster machine?
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2908/33121201945_f5b9ee3be0_c.jpg

Party Mode with a mini flash. I think I got this flash with the good old Holga when toy cameras were priced...
Forum: Lomography 02-25-2017
Replies: 113
Views: 17,806
Posted By coelacanth
Just got the lens from Stephen and shot a quick...

Just got the lens from Stephen and shot a quick test roll at home.

Wide open, guess-o-meter for exposure, close to minimum focus distance, no correction or...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-25-2017
Replies: 3,214
Views: 561,690
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2834/32975239671_514...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2834/32975239671_514b521b47_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SeUHV2)
Balloon Alley (https://flic.kr/p/SeUHV2) by Suguru Nishioka (https://www.flickr.com/photos/guruguru/), on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-24-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 20,827
Posted By coelacanth
So I guess absolutely no one here shoot with this...

So I guess absolutely no one here shoot with this lens huh?

Here is another one from my second roll with the GR lens.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2834/32975239671_514b521b47_c.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-23-2017
Replies: 372
Views: 61,753
Posted By coelacanth
Thanks very much,...

Thanks very much, brennanphotoguy.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2913/33079666105_d3bb48afaf_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Sp8WfM)
Ello. (https://flic.kr/p/Sp8WfM) by Suguru Nishioka...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 02-23-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,626
Posted By coelacanth
Wish they'll make 40/1.2 in M mount. Looks very...

Wish they'll make 40/1.2 in M mount. Looks very compact for an F1.2 lens.
Forum: Lomography 02-23-2017
Replies: 113
Views: 17,806
Posted By coelacanth
Look what you did, Huss. Our head bartender had a...

Look what you did, Huss. Our head bartender had a used one in mint- condition, and I pushed the button... I so didn't NEED this lens. :D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-22-2017
Replies: 451
Views: 53,955
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2286/32784078162_d42...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2286/32784078162_d428edfc5b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RX1YfW)
Familiar Corner (https://flic.kr/p/RX1YfW) by Suguru Nishioka (https://www.flickr.com/photos/guruguru/), on...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 02-22-2017
Replies: 127
Views: 12,450
Posted By coelacanth
I am no mod and I try my best to stay away from...

I am no mod and I try my best to stay away from any arguments, but could you two please move the conversation to PM if you guys wanna continue?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-21-2017
Replies: 318
Views: 34,142
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3680/32769576611_876...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3680/32769576611_8760b3fbf3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RVJDsc)
Walk-by Jazz (https://flic.kr/p/RVJDsc) by Suguru Nishioka (https://www.flickr.com/photos/guruguru/), on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-21-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 20,827
Posted By coelacanth
Anyone else shooting with the GR lens around here?

Anyone else shooting with the GR lens around here?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-20-2017
Replies: 12,108
Views: 4,446,030
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/350/32688029876_d0e9...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/350/32688029876_d0e9afb45c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RNwGs1)
Don't fix what's not broken (https://flic.kr/p/RNwGs1) by Suguru Nishioka...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 20,827
Posted By coelacanth
One...

One more.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2123/32177884214_12f73b9860_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 20,827
Posted By coelacanth
Resurrecting this old thread. I recently became...

Resurrecting this old thread.

I recently became an owner of GR Lens 28/2.8 LTM out of a trade. Love the size, ergonomics and the design. I've only got a couple of short rolls so far with the lens so...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-19-2017
Replies: 3,214
Views: 561,690
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2513/32881934011_bec...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2513/32881934011_bec09da884_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/S6EvoK)
Keep on going, ma'am. (https://flic.kr/p/S6EvoK) by Suguru Nishioka...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-18-2017
Replies: 2,132
Views: 598,319
Posted By coelacanth
I don't use my If for everything, but it's an...

I don't use my If for everything, but it's an awesome companion when I ride motorcycle. No RF to get misaligned by vibration and bumps, and for sunny day out with 21 or 28mm, I basically have the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-18-2017
Replies: 603
Views: 89,435
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2865/32912177606_313...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2865/32912177606_31343a46f9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/S9kvL3)
Indirect Communication (https://flic.kr/p/S9kvL3) by Suguru Nishioka...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-17-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 1,531
Posted By coelacanth
Aperture. Regards,

Aperture.

Regards,
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 02-17-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 6,256
Posted By coelacanth
Leica has produced 40mm compacts in the film...

Leica has produced 40mm compacts in the film days. Would be really nice to see Q with 40/2 Summicron. :) Often 40mm FL lens can be made quite compact (not an optics expert here).
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-17-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 5,925
Posted By coelacanth
“To convert a camera to monochrome, we take the...

“To convert a camera to monochrome, we take the camera apart, remove the sensor, remove the sensor coverglass which is epoxied to the ceramic package then use special equipment to remove about 5...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-17-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,088
Posted By coelacanth
LOLed for real. Guess you can put MR-4 on top a...

LOLed for real.

Guess you can put MR-4 on top a grip at the bottom. Maximum bullet proof shield for a fine photo journalist.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-17-2017
Replies: 372
Views: 61,753
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2865/32912177606_313...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2865/32912177606_31343a46f9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/S9kvL3)
Indirect Communication (https://flic.kr/p/S9kvL3) by Suguru Nishioka...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 02-16-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 6,256
Posted By coelacanth
Helen, https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3762/32888866...

Helen,
https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3762/32888866616_d2a9cc5f06_c.jpg

Just sayin' ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-16-2017
Replies: 699
Views: 79,619
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2286/32784078162_d42...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2286/32784078162_d428edfc5b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RX1YfW)
Familiar Corner (https://flic.kr/p/RX1YfW) by Suguru Nishioka (https://www.flickr.com/photos/guruguru/), on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-16-2017
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,809,881
Posted By coelacanth
Juuust got it in a trade. Running the 1st roll...

Juuust got it in a trade. Running the 1st roll now in If, then I'll also try on an M. We'll see. :)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-15-2017
Replies: 2,132
Views: 598,319
Posted By coelacanth
Leitz GRf....

Leitz GRf. ;)

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3762/32888866616_d2a9cc5f06_c.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-15-2017
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,809,881
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2730/32110650323_ec2...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2730/32110650323_ec2afa4b9d_b.jpg

Poor-man's GR1. OK not quite cheap, but M4-P can be repaired and outlive me.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-14-2017
Replies: 333
Views: 54,176
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2558/32691915441_16b...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2558/32691915441_16b6687af8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RNSBuv)
Paris, Winter, 2010 (https://flic.kr/p/RNSBuv) by Suguru Nishioka (https://www.flickr.com/photos/guruguru/),...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 02-14-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 2,126
Posted By coelacanth
Steevo, you are doing great job making these 3D...

Steevo, you are doing great job making these 3D printed accessories, and of course you should be making whatever you feel the needs most, or a good challenge to tackle on.

That said, like others...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-14-2017
Replies: 12,108
Views: 4,446,030
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2455/3726947303_dd08...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2455/3726947303_dd0869cbb4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/6FkzA8)
"I'm happy for you, humans." (https://flic.kr/p/6FkzA8) by Suguru Nishioka...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2017
Replies: 1,187
Views: 337,274
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3680/32769576611_876...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3680/32769576611_8760b3fbf3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RVJDsc)
Walk-by Jazz (https://flic.kr/p/RVJDsc) by Suguru Nishioka (https://www.flickr.com/photos/guruguru/), on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2017
Replies: 303
Views: 36,540
Posted By coelacanth
As a test, this particular scan was done with my...

As a test, this particular scan was done with my usual exposure setup on the scanning camera (OM-D) and basically no editing in LR other than removing a couple of dust spots. Resized to 5000 px wide...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 02-13-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 2,126
Posted By coelacanth
:( Please consider 21/4 as well. :)

:(

Please consider 21/4 as well. :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-13-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,217
Posted By coelacanth
I say Schneider and Minolta. :) (Now Panasonic...

I say Schneider and Minolta. :) (Now Panasonic too)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-13-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,217
Posted By coelacanth
Exceptions are, for example, 40mm lenses like...

Exceptions are, for example, 40mm lenses like Nokton 40/1.4. Because M Leica body don't have 40mm framelines (CL is the exception), it will bring up 50mm. Some of those lenses are modified to bring...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 02-13-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 2,126
Posted By coelacanth
Love the idea although I can't help you because...

Love the idea although I can't help you because I'm your would-be customer looking for 21/4 hood. IWKOO is way way too expensive. I'd love to get a cheaper alternative.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-13-2017
Replies: 152
Views: 13,771
Posted By coelacanth
I loved my F3HP, FM10 (tho made by Cosina), FM3a...

I loved my F3HP, FM10 (tho made by Cosina), FM3a and D40 back in the days. I moved away from the brand as I switched to RF and mirrorless years ago, but I always preferred Nikon over Canon for...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-13-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 4,437
Posted By coelacanth
Since I shoot b/w negative only, I never really...

Since I shoot b/w negative only, I never really had to worry too much about shutter speed accuracy beyond "sounds about right." For me, bigger issue over the years has been the curtain opening...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-13-2017
Replies: 12,108
Views: 4,446,030
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/683/32508421752_583f...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/683/32508421752_583fba12e1_c.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-13-2017
Replies: 372
Views: 61,753
Posted By coelacanth
Thanks very much, John! From yesterday,...

Thanks very much, John!

From yesterday, breakfast pitstop during our Sunday ride to Bodega Bay.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/340/32882819045_81b76548b7_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/S6K3tX)
Wonder...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-11-2017
Replies: 668
Views: 85,792
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/391/32678017166_319d...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/391/32678017166_319d5afaec_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RMDo25)
Origami Table (https://flic.kr/p/RMDo25) by Suguru Nishioka (https://www.flickr.com/photos/guruguru/), on...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-11-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 3,407
Posted By coelacanth
I recently got bunch of 24 exp Tri-X for daily...

I recently got bunch of 24 exp Tri-X for daily use ($3.99/roll). For Tri-X, bulk loading won't save much money for me, and I like the convenience of pre-cut rolls and not wasting frames when I wanna...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-10-2017
Replies: 668
Views: 85,792
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/551/32594032705_01e8...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/551/32594032705_01e8660119_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/REdWn8)
When you need a drink or two or three (https://flic.kr/p/REdWn8) by Suguru Nishioka...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-10-2017
Replies: 372
Views: 61,753
Posted By coelacanth
Elmar-M 50 is definitely one of my all-time...

Elmar-M 50 is definitely one of my all-time favorites.

I've posted this photo elsewhere before, but it's a new scan of a wet print on small RC paper that I made in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-10-2017
Replies: 167
Views: 28,906
Posted By coelacanth
Can't see what I voted before, but now I think...

Can't see what I voted before, but now I think I'm hovering between 4-10/mo and 10+/mo. My wife isn't happy how much room the films are taking in the fridge and freezer.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-10-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 2,907
Posted By coelacanth
Interesting. The ones with "90" on barrel got...

Interesting. The ones with "90" on barrel got better coating than those without? I've seen something like 1974 copy without "90" and 1980 ish with the marking.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-09-2017
Replies: 372
Views: 61,753
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2558/32691915441_16b...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2558/32691915441_16b6687af8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RNSBuv)
Paris, Winter, 2010 (https://flic.kr/p/RNSBuv) by Suguru Nishioka (https://www.flickr.com/photos/guruguru/),...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-09-2017
Replies: 303
Views: 36,540
Posted By coelacanth
Another little update. I wanted to control and...

Another little update. I wanted to control and fine tune the magnification so I can fill the sensor (in my case, OM-D in high-res mode in 3:2 ratio) with the frame plus tiny bit of film borders. With...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-09-2017
Replies: 2,132
Views: 598,319
Posted By coelacanth
That VF is so cool. Very future-retro.

That VF is so cool. Very future-retro.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-09-2017
Replies: 1,090
Views: 237,280
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/350/32688029876_d0e9...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/350/32688029876_d0e9afb45c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RNwGs1)
Don't fix what's not broken (https://flic.kr/p/RNwGs1) by Suguru Nishioka...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-09-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 2,354
Posted By coelacanth
Good point about Leica's "50mm" lenses being not...

Good point about Leica's "50mm" lenses being not truly 50mm FL. It's often slightly longer than 50mm, and also the film gate size of various cameras.

Also wide angle lenses often project larger...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-09-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 2,354
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/591/32421983020_6fe2...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/591/32421983020_6fe2be75e3_c.jpg

I'm using USB powered LED lightbox (thin panel) like dourbalistar posted above, and I made my own film carrier to have control over the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-08-2017
Replies: 1,345
Views: 395,640
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/769/32756396306_c986...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/769/32756396306_c9865b8705_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RUz6py)
Remain calm, pay the bill, run like hell. (https://flic.kr/p/RUz6py) by Suguru Nishioka...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-08-2017
Replies: 371
Views: 51,078
Posted By coelacanth
It's still my favorite pen of the bunch I...

It's still my favorite pen of the bunch I own.

lukitas, that nib is absolutely gorgeous!!

A new acquisition: Montblanc Heritage Rouge et...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-08-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 8,501
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5572/31345211015_b74...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5572/31345211015_b742f4eec0_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PKSpbF)
His name is Paul (https://flic.kr/p/PKSpbF) by Suguru Nishioka (https://www.flickr.com/photos/guruguru/), on...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-07-2017
Replies: 5,588
Views: 965,924
Posted By coelacanth
Thanks for the info about the 21/4 hood. I found...

Thanks for the info about the 21/4 hood. I found the same one you suggested on Amazon (last one of Prime eligible stock) so it should be here in a couple of days. We'll see how that works out.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-07-2017
Replies: 303
Views: 36,540
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/474/32423592165_3468...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/474/32423592165_3468b34bbd_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Rpaok8)
Look Up (https://flic.kr/p/Rpaok8) by Suguru Nishioka (https://www.flickr.com/photos/guruguru/), on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-07-2017
Replies: 303
Views: 36,540
Posted By coelacanth
The body side can be pretty much anything as most...

The body side can be pretty much anything as most of mirrorless systems got some sort of M mount adapter available for cheap at this point.

The lens side must be either M (via BEOON stock adapter)...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-07-2017
Replies: 5,588
Views: 965,924
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/751/32642391411_22b2...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/751/32642391411_22b23ff90d_c.jpg

Routine morning cup at Four Barrel on Valencia St, SF.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-06-2017
Replies: 12,108
Views: 4,446,030
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7457/27580633125_3dd...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7457/27580633125_3dd058a37d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/J2cXkk)
Two of Us (https://flic.kr/p/J2cXkk) by Suguru Nishioka (https://www.flickr.com/photos/guruguru/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-06-2017
Replies: 12,108
Views: 4,446,030
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/2/1614/26110611960_5ba...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/2/1614/26110611960_5ba396acd0_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FMiHfQ)
Lovely Garden (https://flic.kr/p/FMiHfQ) by Suguru Nishioka (https://www.flickr.com/photos/guruguru/), on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-06-2017
Replies: 1,014
Views: 368,207
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/662/32235594020_bcee...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/662/32235594020_bcee29b512_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/R7xR2N)
We the People (https://flic.kr/p/R7xR2N) by Suguru Nishioka (https://www.flickr.com/photos/guruguru/), on...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-06-2017
Replies: 1,345
Views: 395,640
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/581/31944551973_7e7d...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/581/31944551973_7e7d8b3b21_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QEQbnt)
Kitchen Wonderland (https://flic.kr/p/QEQbnt) by Suguru Nishioka (https://www.flickr.com/photos/guruguru/),...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-06-2017
Replies: 1,345
Views: 395,640
Posted By coelacanth
Wow he could well be! We were just at a coffee...

Wow he could well be! We were just at a coffee shop on Clement St (aka 2nd China Town aka China Town for locals) and they were visiting each store one by one.

Really great shot btw!
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-06-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 3,176
Posted By coelacanth
I broke my phone display once in my life: Nexus...

I broke my phone display once in my life: Nexus 5. It was in my shoulder/arm pocket which was not fully zipped, and I was lifting my mountain bike on to the roof rack of my car. The phone fell to the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-06-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 2,226
Posted By coelacanth
Could be A La Carte, but also could be those made...

Could be A La Carte, but also could be those made for Japanese market (I believe it was Japan's official solo distributor who commissioned it). I've read both engraved (not as deep as old Ms) and...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-06-2017
Replies: 1,345
Views: 395,640
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/710/32370368170_ff7b...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/710/32370368170_ff7bc4f1df_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RjsAG3)
The Little One (https://flic.kr/p/RjsAG3) by Suguru Nishioka (https://www.flickr.com/photos/guruguru/), on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-06-2017
Replies: 73
Views: 3,339
Posted By coelacanth
Great choice! I personally think the flare issue...

Great choice! I personally think the flare issue is a bit overblown and hardly a deal-killer in use. Good to have a decent return policy indeed. I've gone through many Ms over time and settled on my...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-06-2017
Replies: 480
Views: 37,350
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/350/32688029876_d0e9...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/350/32688029876_d0e9afb45c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RNwGs1)
Don't fix what's not broken (https://flic.kr/p/RNwGs1) by Suguru Nishioka...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-05-2017
Replies: 2,132
Views: 598,319
Posted By coelacanth
I'm quite sure this is uncoated tho it does have...

I'm quite sure this is uncoated tho it does have a slight blue/green tint (kinda enhanced in that photo). CLA'ed and pretty smooth everything. :)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-05-2017
Replies: 230
Views: 62,141
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/350/32688029876_d0e9...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/350/32688029876_d0e9afb45c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RNwGs1)
Don't fix what's not broken (https://flic.kr/p/RNwGs1) by Suguru Nishioka...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-05-2017
Replies: 451
Views: 53,955
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/391/32678017166_319d...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/391/32678017166_319d5afaec_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RMDo25)
Origami Table (https://flic.kr/p/RMDo25) by Suguru Nishioka (https://www.flickr.com/photos/guruguru/), on...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-04-2017
Replies: 1,345
Views: 395,640
Posted By coelacanth
I have extremely basic flash only so I need to...

I have extremely basic flash only so I need to tweak the method a bit, but will try. Thanks for the tips!

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/391/32678017166_319d5afaec_b.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-04-2017
Replies: 1,345
Views: 395,640
Posted By coelacanth
Wow. 21mm + flash + slow shutter! Very...

Wow. 21mm + flash + slow shutter! Very interesting. I should try this sometime.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-03-2017
Replies: 699
Views: 79,619
Posted By coelacanth
Ah there you...

Ah there you go:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=105149
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-03-2017
Replies: 699
Views: 79,619
Posted By coelacanth
I think the cutout is there to fool the camera,...

I think the cutout is there to fool the camera, making it think no lens is mounted, thus the arm stays retracted. (Funny talking about mechanical camera with "fooling" and "make it think" :D) Pre-M5...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-03-2017
Replies: 699
Views: 79,619
Posted By coelacanth
Interesting. I didn't know that. So the meter arm...

Interesting. I didn't know that. So the meter arm could be stowed away during the use, huh (of course you'll get no light metering). I wonder if any other lenses had that trick for M5. Guess that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-03-2017
Replies: 699
Views: 79,619
Posted By coelacanth
I liked CV 21/4 on it. Used with plastic CV VF,...

I liked CV 21/4 on it. Used with plastic CV VF, but now I got their metal one (21/25mm combo). I had Leitz branded metal 21mm VF and loved the aesthetics, but there was really no space outside of the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-03-2017
Replies: 1,090
Views: 237,280
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/454/32687217715_587e...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/454/32687217715_587e538096_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RNsx2e)
Winter Summar (https://flic.kr/p/RNsx2e) by Suguru Nishioka (https://www.flickr.com/photos/guruguru/), on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-03-2017
Replies: 73
Views: 3,339
Posted By coelacanth
I have both M4 and M4-P, and I love them both....

I have both M4 and M4-P, and I love them both. Like Roland said, M4-P is very versatile while still keeping things simple and robust. I have mine with 135mm and 75mm FL masked off, but having 28mm is...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-02-2017
Replies: 1,345
Views: 395,640
Posted By coelacanth
Thank you, Gabor. I shoot Tri-X about ISO 1000 -...

Thank you, Gabor.

I shoot Tri-X about ISO 1000 - 1250 ish. I shoot without meter 90% of time (basically by gut feeling), but when I do use L-208 or light meter app, I set it to right in between ISO...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-02-2017
Replies: 73
Views: 3,339
Posted By coelacanth
One thing to look for, though it is not a deal...

One thing to look for, though it is not a deal breaker or anything, is whether the M4 you are looking at has VF elements bonded with synthetic glue versus organic Canada Balsam like M3 and M2. Early...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-01-2017
Replies: 2,132
Views: 598,319
Posted By coelacanth
Picked up a super clean, CLA'd (with new beam...

Picked up a super clean, CLA'd (with new beam splitter) IIIf RD ST from an RFF member (thanks Doru). I already have an If, but For $200, I just could not resist it. If is off to Don for a new project...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-01-2017
Replies: 699
Views: 79,619
Posted By coelacanth
Thank you, Shab. :) After shooting a few rolls...

Thank you, Shab. :)

After shooting a few rolls in my newly acquired BP M4, I'm back on M5 for a new roll. Yes the BP M4 is dead sexy, but I still love my ugly duckling very very much. :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-01-2017
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,809,881
Posted By coelacanth
Shab, congrats! Looking really sharp. "Speed...

Shab, congrats! Looking really sharp. "Speed loading" is a little different from M4 and other Ms, but You'll have no problem.

If you prefer leaving the tongue of film out when you rewind the roll...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 02-01-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 13,194
Posted By coelacanth
Thanks for lots of compliments guys. There are...

Thanks for lots of compliments guys. There are several great designs in this thread, and I hope more then one can come to reality over time. If Tuulikki, Stephen or others involved contacts me to use...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-01-2017
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,809,881
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/728/31836949593_8838...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/728/31836949593_8838e39213_b.jpg

Das Tank.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-01-2017
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,809,881
Posted By coelacanth
Saw this earlier on Instagram. Congrats, Oliver....

Saw this earlier on Instagram. Congrats, Oliver. I think the combo will do really great for you for many many many years to come.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-01-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 830
Posted By coelacanth
Email Don at DAG Camera. I'm quite sure he's got...

Email Don at DAG Camera. I'm quite sure he's got what you need. :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-31-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 3,585
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/782/32263024290_be5c...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/782/32263024290_be5c645d45_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/R9Yr6u)
Elite Antique Hunter (https://flic.kr/p/R9Yr6u) by Suguru Nishioka (https://www.flickr.com/photos/guruguru/),...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-30-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 15,368
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/720/31677125893_9664...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/720/31677125893_96648ff7ce_b.jpg

I admit that I didn't bring the M4 to this state myself, but I am keeping the tradition and the M4 BP is remaining a total user,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-30-2017
Replies: 303
Views: 36,540
Posted By coelacanth
I've been getting some inquiries about my BEOON...

I've been getting some inquiries about my BEOON setup via PM once in a while.

Currently I'm using BEOON with

• Flat LED lightbox (really a thin panel) powered by USB. ($40 or so on Amazon)
•...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-30-2017
Replies: 302
Views: 41,132
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/425/31963280280_fd65...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/425/31963280280_fd65e6f741_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QGuaDj)
Winter Night in Ottawa (https://flic.kr/p/QGuaDj) by Suguru Nishioka...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-30-2017
Replies: 3,588
Views: 910,361
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/662/32235594020_bcee...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/662/32235594020_bcee29b512_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/R7xR2N)
We the People (https://flic.kr/p/R7xR2N) by Suguru Nishioka (https://www.flickr.com/photos/guruguru/), on...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-29-2017
Replies: 2,132
Views: 598,319
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/340/32479691201_d226...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/340/32479691201_d2267f3545_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Ru7UBT)
Moto Cam (https://flic.kr/p/Ru7UBT) by Suguru Nishioka (https://www.flickr.com/photos/guruguru/), on...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-29-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 13,194
Posted By coelacanth
I thought about putting a camera on Boy Tom, but...

I thought about putting a camera on Boy Tom, but I din't want to make it model/make specific. Or make the design too complicated.

I know this needs further simplification and chunkier lines, but...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-29-2017
Replies: 451
Views: 53,955
Posted By coelacanth
Lovely, brennanphotoguy.

Lovely, brennanphotoguy.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-29-2017
Replies: 451
Views: 53,955
Posted By coelacanth
I always have at least a dozen or two in the...

I always have at least a dozen or two in the fridge.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/551/32594032705_01e8660119_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/REdWn8)
When you need a drink or two or three...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-29-2017
Replies: 316
Views: 31,648
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/711/31721595034_4ff1...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/711/31721595034_4ff11b0f36_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Qk8t3j)
Hey you. (https://flic.kr/p/Qk8t3j) by Suguru Nishioka (https://www.flickr.com/photos/guruguru/), on Flickr
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-29-2017
Replies: 1,014
Views: 368,207
Posted By coelacanth
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/551/32594032705_01e8...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/551/32594032705_01e8660119_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/REdWn8)
When you need a drink or two or three (https://flic.kr/p/REdWn8) by Suguru Nishioka...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-28-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,527
Posted By coelacanth
I don't think I remember hearing something like...

I don't think I remember hearing something like that when I had M9 and its variants. I was even younger! (usually that whine sound is more audible to younger eardrums)
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-28-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 13,194
Posted By coelacanth
Here is another idea. Concept: Silhouette of Boy...

Here is another idea.

Concept:
Silhouette of Boy Tom from the picture posted on Flickr by Tuulikki. I feel it would be nice to celebrate his life his legacy, not focusing on his passing. Boy from...
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