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Forum: Nikon RF 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By bayernfan
I picked up a mint S-mount Voigtlander 35/2.5...

I picked up a mint S-mount Voigtlander 35/2.5 Color Skopar for $200 a few weeks ago. Really nice lens, highly recommend it.
Forum: Nikon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By bayernfan
Thanks everyone for the feedback. Two...

Thanks everyone for the feedback.



Two reasons:
1. I don't like the reversed focus direction of the external/internal adapter.

2. The only other focal length that I use is 35mm, and I have plenty...
Forum: Nikon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By bayernfan
Amedeo 50mm Nikon to Leica M

Just acquired an S3 millenium kit - would like to use the 50/1.4 on my M240. Does anyone have first-hand experience with the Amedeo adapter made for internal (50mm) S-mount lenses?

Specifically,...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 2,651
Posted By bayernfan
Just purchased an S3 2000 (new in box). I'm very...

Just purchased an S3 2000 (new in box). I'm very familiar with classic Ms (2,3,4), having used them for several years now. This will be my first Nikon RF experience and I'm pretty excited.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 823
Posted By bayernfan
beautiful design. would love to see a modern...

beautiful design. would love to see a modern reincarnation of this (film or digital).
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By bayernfan
I've been following her musings and exploring her...

I've been following her musings and exploring her archives over the past few years. She was a very passionate person and talented photographer.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 2,147
Posted By bayernfan
I appreciate it and look forward to your findings.

I appreciate it and look forward to your findings.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 774
Posted By bayernfan
An Olympus OM, a Leica M, and a Panda Bear had a...

An Olympus OM, a Leica M, and a Panda Bear had a baby.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 2,147
Posted By bayernfan
No, what I am saying is that if down the road one...

No, what I am saying is that if down the road one decides to reinstall Lightroom 6.14 on the OS for which it is intended, there should be nothing preventing it. That is, Adobe should never be able...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 2,147
Posted By bayernfan
edit: here is the installer:...

edit: here is the installer:

http://prdl-download.adobe.com/Lightroom/60BA1251F1BC48B8B82B1B63AE8E620E/1552642986882/Lightroom_6_LS11.dmg

the link is from this...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 2,147
Posted By bayernfan
A legal battle. If you paid money for a...

A legal battle. If you paid money for a non-subscription software, there should be absolutely no reason you cannot use it indefinitely.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 2,147
Posted By bayernfan
Interesting. Are you saying that the install...

Interesting. Are you saying that the install would be initialized on a 32-bit compatible VM (Mojave), and the install file destination is on Catalina?
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 2,147
Posted By bayernfan
Also, Adobe also needs to do right by it's...

Also, Adobe also needs to do right by it's long-time customers and update the installer to x64. (Long shot... right).
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 2,147
Posted By bayernfan
I wonder how difficult it would be to hack the...

I wonder how difficult it would be to hack the installer to work on the new OS. I bet there are quite a few people that want to continue using (and installing) the last stand-alone LR.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-06-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,376
Posted By bayernfan
6 years with my trusty M2. The slow speeds are...

6 years with my trusty M2. The slow speeds are getting stickier, but I rarely if ever use them. Funny thing, when the camera is upside down, the slow speeds work just fine. That tricky little...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-06-2019
Replies: 445
Views: 75,895
Posted By bayernfan
It's hard not to get carried away, as they are...

It's hard not to get carried away, as they are such fine machines. I hope those that post "lists" of Leica gear are also spending money on photographic adventures and the like.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-03-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,147
Posted By bayernfan
I'm also clinging to the last non-subscription...

I'm also clinging to the last non-subscription LR... running 6.14 on Mojave 10.14.6 with zero issues.

I don't foresee the purchase a new digital anytime soon, so there's no need for updates. If I...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-30-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1,897
Posted By bayernfan
Does anyone happen to know if the focus ring...

Does anyone happen to know if the focus ring dimensions of the 50/1.5 and 35/1.7 are identical? I suspect there is a difference, but it would be very nice if they are one and the same.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-30-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1,897
Posted By bayernfan
When I have some free time, I will measure and...

When I have some free time, I will measure and make a solidworks model of the focus ring and send to you.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-29-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1,897
Posted By bayernfan
The focus ring on the VM Ultrons is...

The focus ring on the VM Ultrons is scalloped.

https://cameraquest.com/jpg2/Voigt_35_17_M_C_28.jpg

Do any solutions come to mind?

Would it be feasible to 3-D print a piece that attaches to the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,535
Posted By bayernfan
Before going out, I spend a few moments...

Before going out, I spend a few moments pre-visualizing the subject(s) and the images I want to create. Then I select a single camera/lens combination that feels most suited to the task.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-24-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1,087
Posted By bayernfan
A nice budget option for sure, but nothing...

A nice budget option for sure, but nothing particularly appealing or special (that I can see) in terms of image rendering. Personally, I'd pony up for an Ultron 35/1.7 which is a phenomenal bit of...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-21-2019
Replies: 78
Views: 2,406
Posted By bayernfan
Specifically I am referring to the Pentax-M...

Specifically I am referring to the Pentax-M version, which was the first to employ the 7/7 arrangement.
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-21-2019
Replies: 246
Views: 7,540
Posted By bayernfan
A winning design for me. I'd be all over it if I...

A winning design for me. I'd be all over it if I wasn't such a heavy M user.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-21-2019
Replies: 78
Views: 2,406
Posted By bayernfan
Nice. I prefer the Takumar rendering to Leitz in...

Nice. I prefer the Takumar rendering to Leitz in many instances.

I'm on the hunt for the K-Mount 35/2. They are a bit difficult to find, but from what I've seen, the images are gorgeous.

Thanks...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-21-2019
Replies: 78
Views: 2,406
Posted By bayernfan
Leica + Takumar, I feel like I’m in good company...

Leica + Takumar, I feel like I’m in good company here.

Raid, if you like the 35mm focal length, try the M42 Takumar 35/3.5. One of my all time favorite lenses, easily scale focused, ridiculously...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-20-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,008
Posted By bayernfan
This is certainly no new trend, the electronics...

This is certainly no new trend, the electronics industry thrives on perceived obsolescence. My father was recent lamenting the amount of money he's spent to have cutting edge entertainment...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-20-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,008
Posted By bayernfan
Does not surprise me in the least. They are a...

Does not surprise me in the least.

They are a clever bunch. The M10-P is justifiably more expensive than the M10 (it has desirable features). However, given the number of plain M10s that have...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-20-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,008
Posted By bayernfan
Leica are rather brilliant in their release...

Leica are rather brilliant in their release strategy. M10 was just compelling enough to buy new. Then they drop the models everyone wants (-P, -D, Safari). They’re double-dippin, hard. If you’re...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-13-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 5,597
Posted By bayernfan
Great jpeg color.

Great jpeg color.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-01-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By bayernfan
the only direct comparison with sample images...

the only direct comparison with sample images i've seen:

https://www.streetsilhouettes.com/home/2016/7/9/leica-35mm-summicron-asph-i-vs-ii-24mp-vs-42mp-resolution-test?rq=summicron%2035mm
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-18-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,624
Posted By bayernfan
Yep, sometimes I'm in the mood to chat and it's...

Yep, sometimes I'm in the mood to chat and it's fine. Other times I have to hide it on my side because people WILL stop you and ask you many questions.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-15-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 7,536
Posted By bayernfan
I've wondered the same myself. I can't think of...

I've wondered the same myself. I can't think of a valid reason, other than perhaps the technical difficulty associated with producing a lens with that level of performance in a very compact size. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-12-2019
Replies: 7,469
Views: 3,816,526
Posted By bayernfan
This setup, particularly with the wear and patina...

This setup, particularly with the wear and patina reminds me of something from the U.S. Civil War era. It's rather tattered in appearance and I approve!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-12-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 771
Posted By bayernfan
The Ultron 35/2 vignettes heavily regardless of...

The Ultron 35/2 vignettes heavily regardless of the sensor. See the dedicated image thread, it vignettes heavily on film.

A digital Leica M with its specialized microlens array and thin cover...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-10-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,101
Posted By bayernfan
262 is a great cam regardless. Im waiting for the...

262 is a great cam regardless. Im waiting for the m10 monochrom to release. Then Ill snatch up a 246 at half price 😀
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-10-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,101
Posted By bayernfan
Exactly. You can disable the dedicated video...

Exactly. You can disable the dedicated video recording and live-view buttons via the M240 menu. Now you've got the same "pared-down" 262 feature set.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-10-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,101
Posted By bayernfan
I've always assumed that Leica disabled the LV...

I've always assumed that Leica disabled the LV functionality of the 262 through software. Is there additional (cost increasing) hardware that the 240 has (and the 262 lacks) to permit LV on the rear...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-10-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,101
Posted By bayernfan
I've used both for extended periods of time. The...

I've used both for extended periods of time. The 240 is my recommendation for the following reasons:

1. Live view is handier than you'd think (framing accuracy at min focus distance for example)
2....
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-08-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,963
Posted By bayernfan
Nice photos Mike. Just out of curiosity, with...

Nice photos Mike. Just out of curiosity, with all the M lenses you own and shoot, why don't you use a digital M body?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-05-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,112
Posted By bayernfan
I learned my lesson pretty quickly with digital...

I learned my lesson pretty quickly with digital cameras and smartphones. If you believe being on the cutting edge of technology will make you a better photographer... sorry to say it, you're an...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-05-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,112
Posted By bayernfan
a poignant observation I recently heard was that...

a poignant observation I recently heard was that film cameras were actually grossly devalued when digital camera sales were at their peak. what we see perceive to be a large increase in price is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-04-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,112
Posted By bayernfan
same thing happened with a big mini i purchased...

same thing happened with a big mini i purchased at an estate sale. looked brand new, had no issues with Roll #1. then bricked.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-19-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,106
Posted By bayernfan
I like seeing the lower right quarter of my...

I like seeing the lower right quarter of my composition. ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,105
Posted By bayernfan
I hope Fujifilm has shamed them into realistic...

I hope Fujifilm has shamed them into realistic pricing. My 500CM would love to see more use with a digital back like this.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,550
Posted By bayernfan
A $35 M42 35/3.5 Super-Takumar on an M240. ...

A $35 M42 35/3.5 Super-Takumar on an M240. Easily the best IQ/$ of any lens I own, the Minotar in the Minox GT is a close second.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,061
Posted By bayernfan
If you shoot 90 more than occasionally, get the...

If you shoot 90 more than occasionally, get the M3. You can get by with an external VF or a goggled lens for 35mm and wider. The M3 is the better of the two in this scenario.

If you shoot 35 more...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-29-2019
Replies: 139
Views: 35,594
Posted By bayernfan
My favorite voigtlander lens designs are: 1....

My favorite voigtlander lens designs are:
1. 50/3.5
2. 21/4
3. 15/4.5

Just phenomenal optics for the price.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-28-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,166
Posted By bayernfan
images (previews and full size) don't load when I...

images (previews and full size) don't load when I search. glad i don't pay for flickr. hah.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-27-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,195
Posted By bayernfan
I'm having an M2/3 lever installed on my M4 while...

I'm having an M2/3 lever installed on my M4 while it's in for service. It's just a better feeling advance for me.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-26-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,178
Posted By bayernfan
try doing it without a guide/template before...

try doing it without a guide/template before becoming reliant on one. keeping track of a template in the field is a pain.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-26-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,178
Posted By bayernfan
I don't trim with a guide. I just make a...

I don't trim with a guide. I just make a straight cut along the tongue and mimic the original notch (curve), making sure the cut doesn't go thru a sprocket hole. No issues at all.

Trying to load a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-26-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 901
Posted By bayernfan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ghwT9ifK0Q great...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ghwT9ifK0Q

great review with images captured on film.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-26-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1,443
Posted By bayernfan
There are threads dedicated to both lenses on...

There are threads dedicated to both lenses on this and other forums.

My impression from sample images:

The 40/1.2 has a highly corrected modern look. Very smooth (non-distracting) background...
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 05-23-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,280
Posted By bayernfan
IMO, an M with M lenses is the way to go, unless...

IMO, an M with M lenses is the way to go, unless you're doing slow-setup (large-format style) photography with longer focal lengths (>50mm)
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 05-22-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,280
Posted By bayernfan
I'm not discounting your point or the validity of...

I'm not discounting your point or the validity of your opinion, but I'd be genuinely interested to know the percentage of S1 buyers that already own M glass VS the percentage of SL buyers that...
Forum: RFF News 05-22-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 961
Posted By bayernfan
Is the advance/cocking action done via the...

Is the advance/cocking action done via the shutter speed dial? Also, a bit strange to see on a centralized VF on a RF. Still, very cool cameras and wouldn't mind having one in the collection.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2019
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,404
Posted By bayernfan
I purchased one on a whim to gift to a friend...

I purchased one on a whim to gift to a friend (who had the rangefinder itch). I spent the better part of an afternoon inspecting it and testing various functions. Let's just say it wasn't as easy to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2019
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,404
Posted By bayernfan
the original Canon 7 really is the best deal in...

the original Canon 7 really is the best deal in rangefinder-land. amazingly affordable given the quality.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-18-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By bayernfan
Well, the "weeds" are of more an image rendering...

Well, the "weeds" are of more an image rendering and framing comparison between the two focal lengths. I thought it be fun to see if someone could tell which lens was used.

The primary goal in this...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-18-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By bayernfan
I think you're right about pulling back. Using a...

I think you're right about pulling back. Using a 35 has forced me to step-in, and it's very likely that a 75 will force me to step-back. Something to think about indeed. Honestly I've never been...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-18-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By bayernfan
50mm v 75mm (alongside 35) with samples

The past two weeks I've been going back and forth with 50 and 75 on an M240. My ultimate intention is to pick one of these as THE focal length to pair with a 35mm lens (when 35mm is simply too...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-17-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 887
Posted By bayernfan
I see mostly a Nikon FE/FM, perhaps some Canon P...

I see mostly a Nikon FE/FM, perhaps some Canon P and Olympus OM. The lens looks like a modern Nikon autofocus variant.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 05-16-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,871
Posted By bayernfan
ooooh. i like what i see.

ooooh. i like what i see.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-16-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,007
Posted By bayernfan
Several members have posted terrific images...

Several members have posted terrific images (thanks Helen, Erik, etc), and I'm glad they did because they showcase what I would consider to be a well-corrected "classic" look. This is the look I...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 05-15-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,871
Posted By bayernfan
i'm on the hunt for a clean Pen-FV myself. ...

i'm on the hunt for a clean Pen-FV myself. definitely a bucket-list camera.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-15-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,007
Posted By bayernfan
Yes, I'm glad you mentioned MS-Optics. I own and...

Yes, I'm glad you mentioned MS-Optics. I own and use the 35/3.5 Perar, and it is a great M-mount lens. However, I would not classify it as an 'old-school character' lens. I'll do a bit more...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-15-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,007
Posted By bayernfan
The back and forth between you and Erik has been...

The back and forth between you and Erik has been the highlight of my day.

Thank you Jon for the images. If the Nikkor 35/2.5 is similar in rendering, I may have to source one. The Nikkor 35/1.8 is...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-15-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,007
Posted By bayernfan
The responses thus far have been very...

The responses thus far have been very entertaining. Perhaps some clarification is in order.

The lenses I cited initially (Summar, Summitar, Jupiter, Sonnar) have a distinctive look at wider...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-14-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,007
Posted By bayernfan
A "Character" 35mm LTM Lens

It occurs to me that there are plenty of "character" 50mm LTM lenses, e.g. Summar, Summitar, Jupiter, Sonnar. That is to say, lenses with distinct rendering quality (or fingerprint, or whatever you...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-13-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,693
Posted By bayernfan
Perhaps the lens was damaged or someone messed...

Perhaps the lens was damaged or someone messed something up with a previous CLA. I'm surprised Don didn't give any notes with the repair, did you read over the receipt? Or perhaps repairing it just...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-11-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 962
Posted By bayernfan
For the Barnack shooter, a blade or pair of...

For the Barnack shooter, a blade or pair of scissors. Pretty much mandatory if you're reloading in the field.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-10-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,118
Posted By bayernfan
even with the hood in place?

even with the hood in place?
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-10-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,118
Posted By bayernfan
Agreed, the M9 did feel clunky, particularly the...

Agreed, the M9 did feel clunky, particularly the buttons and controls. The screen was low-res and awful (even for menu use). The M240 is far more refined and a great deal more enjoyable to use.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-09-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 5,646
Posted By bayernfan
I've not done a lot of shooting with the 21/4,...

I've not done a lot of shooting with the 21/4, but manually selecting the 21/2.8 asph seems to clear up a most of the color-cast. I believe it helps the vignette as well.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-09-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 5,646
Posted By bayernfan
Thanks for the tip. I may consider it down the...

Thanks for the tip. I may consider it down the road, but I vastly prefer the optical VF experience (internal or external).

A lot to wrap ones head around in terms of setup: menus, ISO, lens...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-09-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 5,646
Posted By bayernfan
So far I'm enjoying it. Using a 21/35/75...

So far I'm enjoying it. Using a 21/35/75 trio.


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40848532123_bca4f5c1b3.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,118
Posted By bayernfan
It's the Rolleiflex for me as well. I actually...

It's the Rolleiflex for me as well. I actually love using it. Then I look over the images and realize that "square" and "standard focal length" just aren't for me. It's happened enough times I've...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-04-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,957
Posted By bayernfan
it's a close race between him and phoblographer...

it's a close race between him and phoblographer for the worst gear reviews on the web.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-03-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 4,488
Posted By bayernfan
I had hoped they'd correct the barrel distortion...

I had hoped they'd correct the barrel distortion with a re-release, however, it doesn't seem likely given the identical optical specifications and lens dimensions.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-03-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 4,488
Posted By bayernfan
35/1.4 Nokton II Preview

Rumor/News:

https://leicarumors.com/2019/05/03/new-voigtlander-nokton-classic-35mm-f-1-4-ii-sc-vm-lens-leica-m-mount-to-be-announced-on-may-7th.aspx/

From the link:

Focal length: 35mm
Diameter...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-30-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 2,147
Posted By bayernfan
Regarding the commemorative editions, it would...

Regarding the commemorative editions, it would have to have some serious significance to me. Perhaps commemorating a person or event that had a real impact on my life. I doubt such a camera will...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-30-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 5,646
Posted By bayernfan
Well, I finally found a deal too good to pass up...

Well, I finally found a deal too good to pass up on. A minty 240 just serviced by Leica. Looking forward to sharing some thoughts on it. Thanks everyone for the input!
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-29-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 942
Posted By bayernfan
that lens looks like something from a kid's toy...

that lens looks like something from a kid's toy box. actually, the entire setup looks like a toddler's play camera.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-28-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 990
Posted By bayernfan
The early M-mount 35/3.5 without goggles was...

The early M-mount 35/3.5 without goggles was intended for use with the M3 (with an external finder) and will bring up the 50mm lines. I had my copy milled by DAG to bring up 35mm lines.

It's a...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-26-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 5,646
Posted By bayernfan
From the manual: Can be used but are excluded...

From the manual:

Can be used but are excluded from Classic exposure metering (see p. 180)
– Super-Angulon-M 21mm f/4
– Super-Angulon-M 21mm f/3.4
– Elmarit-M 28mm f/2.8 with serial nos. before 2 314...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-25-2019
Replies: 178
Views: 24,280
Posted By bayernfan
based on the images i've seen in this thread, i...

based on the images i've seen in this thread, i quite like the lens stopped down (let's say, past f/4.5 or 5.6). the bokeh is just too nervous for me any wider.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-25-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 4,726
Posted By bayernfan
Richard Kalvar shares his insights on the 35mm...

Richard Kalvar shares his insights on the 35mm lens for street photography:

https://www.magnumphotos.com/theory-and-practice/richard-kalvar-a-question-of-feeling/
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-23-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 941
Posted By bayernfan
Quite surprising that a 'made in germany' camera...

Quite surprising that a 'made in germany' camera has such a high failure rate. Fingers crossed my 35GT lasts me a good while longer.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-23-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 941
Posted By bayernfan
I really like the B&W output from the Perar. The...

I really like the B&W output from the Perar. The images have a classic feel that's quite nice. I think that classic "look" can be attributed to the simple optical layout that produces an image...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-23-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 941
Posted By bayernfan
I'm not really one to check critical sharpness,...

I'm not really one to check critical sharpness, but I put the Perar against several Leitz 35mm lenses just to get an idea of its performance. It was right there with them from f/4.5. The simple...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-22-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 941
Posted By bayernfan
thats cute, but my MS-Perar is cuter (and...

thats cute, but my MS-Perar is cuter (and smaller).
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-21-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,661
Posted By bayernfan
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40695697753_3b...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40695697753_3b7238da0c_c.jpg


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46767284005_f317c37494_c.jpg
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-20-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,661
Posted By bayernfan
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47655520071_73...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47655520071_731ceba133.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-19-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 4,726
Posted By bayernfan
I like the 35mm field of view. It's wide enough...

I like the 35mm field of view. It's wide enough to provide context in tighter situations, and narrow enough to appear as the human eye would see it.

Any Summicron does the job, I'd take the ASPH...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 04-19-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,169
Posted By bayernfan
set to record. thanks!

set to record. thanks!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-18-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,209
Posted By bayernfan
very nice, thanks for sharing.

very nice, thanks for sharing.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-11-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 5,646
Posted By bayernfan
Does anyone happen to know if lenses with deep...

Does anyone happen to know if lenses with deep protruding rear elements can be used on the M240?

I'm wondering if the 28/2.8 Elmarit V1 I have sitting around can be mounted without...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-06-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,227
Posted By bayernfan
Huss, you're welcome to purchase one of two I...

Huss, you're welcome to purchase one of two I received. Both seem problem free. Shoot me a PM.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-05-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 5,646
Posted By bayernfan
Glad to hear you're pleased with the new camera. ...

Glad to hear you're pleased with the new camera. Please share your impressions of it once you've done some serious shooting.

I've also been shooting film M cameras for many years, so I'm eager to...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-05-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,881
Posted By bayernfan
they are a bargain at 90 bux. i just have too...

they are a bargain at 90 bux. i just have too many rangefinder cameras, so i'm parting ways.

i received a complimentary voigtlander lens cloth.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-05-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,227
Posted By bayernfan
i quickly took both of mine out of the box to...

i quickly took both of mine out of the box to check functionality, no issues.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-03-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,881
Posted By bayernfan
PM replied. Still have both available for anyone...

PM replied. Still have both available for anyone interested.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-02-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,881
Posted By bayernfan
I received my 2 new in box Bessa-L bodies. No...

I received my 2 new in box Bessa-L bodies. No issues.

If anyone would like to purchase one or both, send me a PM. Passing the same deal onto to RFF members. ($89+shipping)
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-02-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,050
Posted By bayernfan
probably something about 'enjoying function and...

probably something about 'enjoying function and form' and 'having too much disposable income'.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-01-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 509
Posted By bayernfan
Not a 50-guy, but I do enjoy using the focal...

Not a 50-guy, but I do enjoy using the focal length on special occasions :)

50/3.5 Anastigmat on Series-0 (fixed lens, scale focusing)

50/2 Rigid Summicron on M3
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-30-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,881
Posted By bayernfan
expected delivery on tuesday. glad to hear the...

expected delivery on tuesday. glad to hear the order was fulfilled.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-29-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 5,646
Posted By bayernfan
not yet, but I'm close to it.

not yet, but I'm close to it.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-28-2019
Replies: 2,134
Views: 600,187
Posted By bayernfan
heh, i do like it, but there are many better...

heh, i do like it, but there are many better looking setups in this thread!

keep your eye out for a series-0, they can be had for reasonable money and they are super fun to shoot!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-28-2019
Replies: 2,134
Views: 600,187
Posted By bayernfan
sharp setup! when i owned the 28/3.5, i used it...

sharp setup! when i owned the 28/3.5, i used it on a If in a similar fashion.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-28-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By bayernfan
i know the 50/3.5 gets a lot of praise in terms...

i know the 50/3.5 gets a lot of praise in terms of optical performance.

https://www.35mmc.com/16/09/2017/voigtlander-f3-5-50mm-vm-heliar/
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-28-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,881
Posted By bayernfan
this is indeed quite shady.

this is indeed quite shady.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-27-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,881
Posted By bayernfan
they're probably wondering why there's such a...

they're probably wondering why there's such a sudden influx of orders, lol.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-27-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 5,646
Posted By bayernfan
I've been offered a mint M-P 240 right around...

I've been offered a mint M-P 240 right around $3k. Seems like good value to me.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-27-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,881
Posted By bayernfan
just grabbed one. hope it's the real deal. ...

just grabbed one. hope it's the real deal. thanks maigo!
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-26-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 5,646
Posted By bayernfan
I'm inching closer towards a silver M-P 240. ...

I'm inching closer towards a silver M-P 240. Traveling to Scotland later this year and don't feel like dragging a bunch of film along, so it's beginning to make more and more sense...

Hopefully...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-20-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 770
Posted By bayernfan
is color plus 200 in stock at any major retailer?...

is color plus 200 in stock at any major retailer? i've been looking for some...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-06-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,063
Posted By bayernfan
I agree. If 40mm makes sense, that's a great...

I agree. If 40mm makes sense, that's a great option.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-01-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 5,646
Posted By bayernfan
The M240 is also 0.68x. Something to consider. ...

The M240 is also 0.68x. Something to consider. I feel that 0.68x is perfect for the 35mm framelines, which is my preferred focal length.

Nice images made with the M8!

Regarding the poll, I'm...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-28-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 5,646
Posted By bayernfan
Yes, I've been down the adapted road as well. ...

Yes, I've been down the adapted road as well. Did not enjoy the experience. Told myself the only way I'll use M lenses on digital is on a digital M. Plus, I strongly dislike EVFs and rear screens.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-27-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 5,646
Posted By bayernfan
poll added for those that want to cast their...

poll added for those that want to cast their vote. thanks for the feedback so far, gents.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-27-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 5,646
Posted By bayernfan
M240: Current Price vs Reliability

It seems M240 prices are still declining. When they dip below $2300, I'm seriously considering the purchase of one from a reputable dealer.

A question to those that have used/owned an M240 over an...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-27-2019
Replies: 178
Views: 24,280
Posted By bayernfan
it is, if focus is correct at infinity ;)

it is, if focus is correct at infinity ;)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-26-2019
Replies: 2,134
Views: 600,187
Posted By bayernfan
Erik, I only replace the cap if I need to change...

Erik, I only replace the cap if I need to change the shutter speed. Otherwise, I hold the lens up against my body (shielding it from light) when I advance. It's quirky and I like it!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-26-2019
Replies: 2,134
Views: 600,187
Posted By bayernfan
Series-0 with SBOOI. I really enjoy this...

Series-0 with SBOOI. I really enjoy this setup.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7895/33347193668_4d68ec66c8_c.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-26-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,782
Posted By bayernfan
by no means a great picture, but I felt guilty...

by no means a great picture, but I felt guilty for never posting anything. still have tons of film to scan.

This is the Perar 35/3.5 on...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-22-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 21,150
Posted By bayernfan
his articles really are a mess. it's bewildering...

his articles really are a mess. it's bewildering that he gets invited to all the new camera launches/play dates given the amateur-hour presentation of his website.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,320
Posted By bayernfan
I would very much enjoy owning a silver M-A, but...

I would very much enjoy owning a silver M-A, but the premium over an M2 makes it a highly illogical choice. Still, it would be nice to own a brand new Leica film body.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-17-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 18,008
Posted By bayernfan
dominated? let's stop THIS nonsense.

dominated? let's stop THIS nonsense.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-17-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 5,491
Posted By bayernfan
when I pick up a camera in a store to test it, I...

when I pick up a camera in a store to test it, I always go to settings tab and reset everything. makes things a lot simpler.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-16-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 5,491
Posted By bayernfan
Agreed. Optical trumps anything electronic. ...

Agreed. Optical trumps anything electronic. Part of the reason the D850 is such an appealing digital body to me is the VF.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-15-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,661
Posted By bayernfan
very, very few is my educated guess. ;)

very, very few is my educated guess. ;)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-15-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,661
Posted By bayernfan
https://instagram.com/p/BtXXoKrAzo4/ 4 images...

https://instagram.com/p/BtXXoKrAzo4/

4 images from a test roll of hp5
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-15-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,661
Posted By bayernfan
I've had my 0-series (ver. I) for about a month...

I've had my 0-series (ver. I) for about a month now. I really like it and take it with me almost everywhere. Yes, the build quality is outstanding the operation is very smooth. My most recent...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-14-2019
Replies: 387
Views: 21,966
Posted By bayernfan
I've got a Super-Takumar 35/3.5 attached to my M3...

I've got a Super-Takumar 35/3.5 attached to my M3 right now. Awesome lens, I'll upload some pics when the roll is developed.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-14-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 5,491
Posted By bayernfan
Another shiny new piece of gear to get all...

Another shiny new piece of gear to get all excited about. I still fall for it myself, particularly when the price puts it within reach.

In a few weeks/months it's just another boring camera, a...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-13-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 13,617
Posted By bayernfan
hot damn! very nice. :D

hot damn! very nice. :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,123
Posted By bayernfan
M2. you'll need an external VF for that 28mm.

M2. you'll need an external VF for that 28mm.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-13-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 13,617
Posted By bayernfan
would love to see dedicated profiles for the...

would love to see dedicated profiles for the latest (last) generation of Nikon Coolscanners (V, 5000, 9000)!
Forum: Nikon RF 02-12-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1,229
Posted By bayernfan
a very informative review. thank you for...

a very informative review. thank you for including the original articles and brochures. cheers!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-09-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,656
Posted By bayernfan
Most of the LTM lenses are classic lens designs...

Most of the LTM lenses are classic lens designs and as such have unique image traits. One individual may find the "look" highly appealing, where the next individual might find it highly unappealing....
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 02-09-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,432
Posted By bayernfan
any speculation/information on how the S1 is...

any speculation/information on how the S1 is going to handle wide-angle M-Mount lenses? In the same league as the Leica SL?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-08-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,463
Posted By bayernfan
Cut a piece of paper or very thin felt to the...

Cut a piece of paper or very thin felt to the same dimensions as your attached VF baseplate. Slide it in (along with the OVF) into the shoe. There should be a small amount of resistance when...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-06-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 5,491
Posted By bayernfan
the massive lenses are also very unappealing.

the massive lenses are also very unappealing.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-06-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 5,491
Posted By bayernfan
Canon's AF point selection on these first R...

Canon's AF point selection on these first R cameras leaves a lot to be desired. Moving the hand away from the dials to 'thumb' the rear screen seems so unnecessary when a thumb stick could have...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-04-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,916
Posted By bayernfan
it makes the red, blue and green lines play real...

it makes the red, blue and green lines play real nice with each other.
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-04-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,916
Posted By bayernfan
If the element count is kept low, an aspherical...

If the element count is kept low, an aspherical lens can offer nice correction and wide open performance without that clinical/flat look. I think the Summicron 35/2 ASPH is an example of this, in...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-03-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 3,961
Posted By bayernfan
I shoot more regularly with women photographers...

I shoot more regularly with women photographers than men. I think they have better things to do than **** around on forums. ;)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-02-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 2,491
Posted By bayernfan
I don't know what you'd consider to be a...

I don't know what you'd consider to be a reasonable price, but Don of DAG carries only quality parts and ships them super...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-01-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,174
Posted By bayernfan
I forgot about him and I was happy, and then this...

I forgot about him and I was happy, and then this popped up. Thanks a lot Huss!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-31-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 4,426
Posted By bayernfan
Looks good to me. I have a later coated version,...

Looks good to me. I have a later coated version, but have yet to do any serious testing with it. Maybe I'll put it against a few lenses this weekend.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-31-2019
Replies: 178
Views: 24,280
Posted By bayernfan
Me thinks Cosina/Voigtlander have given up on...

Me thinks Cosina/Voigtlander have given up on LTM. :(

I would strongly prefer that they make everything LTM mount and bundle in their high quality LTM/M adapter. I'd pay more for it!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-31-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 863
Posted By bayernfan
i'm very into quirky/strange combinations, so you...

i'm very into quirky/strange combinations, so you are definitely not alone. :cool:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-31-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 863
Posted By bayernfan
Agree with the sentiment many others have shared....

Agree with the sentiment many others have shared. If you love 35mm lenses, you'll love the M2. It's such an intuitive combination. In shooting, the camera feels like it disappears and it's just...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-31-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 4,426
Posted By bayernfan
I've read that the Elmars are very hit or miss in...

I've read that the Elmars are very hit or miss in terms of performance. Some have a very pronounced field curvature, while others do not. I think this was one of the last lenses made before Leitz's...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-30-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,854
Posted By bayernfan
im seeking a black voigtlander 50 finder for my...

im seeking a black voigtlander 50 finder for my latest acquisition. let me know of any leads on one. 😀
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-30-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 4,426
Posted By bayernfan
I guess we should add the new Voigtlander 35/2...

I guess we should add the new Voigtlander 35/2 Ultron-M ($800) to the list. A lotta bang for the buck, and pretty awesome performance (if you don't mind heavy vignetting).
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-30-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 4,426
Posted By bayernfan
Agreed. And they're still surprisingly...

Agreed. And they're still surprisingly affordable.



I really like this lens on small bodies. Ultimately, I think it was a mistake not making it LTM mount. It would be quite amazing on a Barnack.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-30-2019
Replies: 178
Views: 24,280
Posted By bayernfan
Thanks for the images on digital Mike. Very nice...

Thanks for the images on digital Mike. Very nice results.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-27-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 18,008
Posted By bayernfan
sure, but i don't think that'll do much good on...

sure, but i don't think that'll do much good on any M camera. ;)

jokes aside, it's a very nice lens and i'm happy voigtlander is producing it, even if it isn't for me.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-26-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 18,008
Posted By bayernfan
the voigtlander lenses have modern optical...

the voigtlander lenses have modern optical formulas. why not give them modern ergonomics? :bang: the 35/1.7 and new 35/2 leave quite a bit to be desired in that regard.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-26-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,854
Posted By bayernfan
this thread is not good for me. suddenly the...

this thread is not good for me. suddenly the idea of owning a leica standard is making more sense.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-26-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 18,008
Posted By bayernfan
Thanks Jon! You are a king among men. a few...

Thanks Jon! You are a king among men.

a few thoughts/observations:
1. the ultron shows impressive performance next to the summicron, particularly in resolution and contrast
2. the ultron appears to...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-25-2019
Replies: 178
Views: 24,280
Posted By bayernfan
thank you, yes i see the slight inwards bow at...

thank you, yes i see the slight inwards bow at the edges. i suppose i'm one of the few that prefers slight pincushion to slight barrel.

i imported your Nikkor 35/1.8 and 35 asph images into...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-25-2019
Replies: 178
Views: 24,280
Posted By bayernfan
can you show me some examples of cron asph...

can you show me some examples of cron asph pincushion distortion? i can't see it in my images, and i'm not finding any examples on flickr that really show it.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-25-2019
Replies: 178
Views: 24,280
Posted By bayernfan
negligible, as is the cron asph. unless straight...

negligible, as is the cron asph. unless straight lines at the edges are incredibly important to you, i think its a non-issue.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-25-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,854
Posted By bayernfan
I've been through a few Barnacks, none have...

I've been through a few Barnacks, none have completely won me over. I'm putting the first roll through the O Series 2000 and I'm pretty enamored. There's quite a variety of 'Barnacks'. Just...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-25-2019
Replies: 178
Views: 24,280
Posted By bayernfan
i'm impressed

i'm impressed
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-24-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 11,067
Posted By bayernfan
ahh, thanks for getting those pics up so fast...

ahh, thanks for getting those pics up so fast Jon. It's a pretty lens.

I'm just not confident that the thin ribbed focusing ring or focusing "peg" will be pleasing to use. Seeing it next to the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-24-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 11,067
Posted By bayernfan
digital? bah! :D

digital? bah! :D
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-23-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 11,067
Posted By bayernfan
looking forward to first impressions!

looking forward to first impressions!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-23-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By bayernfan
When I scan with my Coolscan V w/ SA-21 (and...

When I scan with my Coolscan V w/ SA-21 (and Nikonscan software), I have a similar experience in that I cannot see the top/bottom edges of the negative. However, no white bars show up in the preview...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-21-2019
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,404
Posted By bayernfan
Leica O Series "2000". This will be an...

Leica O Series "2000". This will be an interesting experiment in photography...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-19-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 738
Posted By bayernfan
a Hexar RF (0.6x) might also be a viable (and...

a Hexar RF (0.6x) might also be a viable (and less costly) alternative. a few popped up for sale last month here on RFF.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-19-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 738
Posted By bayernfan
Yes, a demagnifying screw-in optical assembly is...

Yes, a demagnifying screw-in optical assembly is certainly possible, but to the best of my knowledge, I don't think it is a commercially available accessory. I wonder if a talented individual (MS...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-17-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,244
Posted By bayernfan
i also use the metal voigtlander 35 finder. ...

i also use the metal voigtlander 35 finder. quite excellent. just wish it had diopter threading.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-17-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,839
Posted By bayernfan
I tested a 35/3.5 Summaron-M against the 35/2...

I tested a 35/3.5 Summaron-M against the 35/2 ASPH V1 on a GXR. I was stunned by how close the performance was in the crop region. I don't think it's particularly difficult to match the...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 01-15-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By bayernfan
this Quadtone RIP software is news to me. very...

this Quadtone RIP software is news to me. very intrigued. just starting printing B&W on an Epson P600.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-14-2019
Replies: 387
Views: 21,966
Posted By bayernfan
there are pentax deals to be found on evilbay. i...

there are pentax deals to be found on evilbay. i just bought a near mint Spotmatic SP with 50/1.4 Super Takumar & 35/3.5 Super Takumar for $95!!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-12-2019
Replies: 387
Views: 21,966
Posted By bayernfan
Some really stunning images in this thread. ...

Some really stunning images in this thread.

I've been lusting after a Spotmatic for some time simply because I think they're gorgeous cameras. I finally bought one, and while I'm not an SLR...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-12-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By bayernfan
ya, i figured that's what it comes down to. was...

ya, i figured that's what it comes down to. was hoping for a more elegant fabrication solution.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-12-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,057
Posted By bayernfan
It kind of feels like the MP price keeps the M6...

It kind of feels like the MP price keeps the M6 and M7 in check. Without an in-production metered M camera, i suspect M6 prices would be crazy.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-12-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By bayernfan
I appreciate the links and info, however, I'd...

I appreciate the links and info, however, I'd strongly prefer to use the stock hood with modification.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-12-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By bayernfan
Modifying the 12526 hood

Ive had the 35 Summicron ASPH v1 with this hood for a few months. I canít help but want to vent (cut) it to see more from the bottom right corner of the image.

Has anyone successfully (and cleanly)...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-10-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2,145
Posted By bayernfan
a marriage of the D850 ergonomics and the...

a marriage of the D850 ergonomics and the Z-platform is in order.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,057
Posted By bayernfan
I was considering selling a few of my more...

I was considering selling a few of my more expensive pieces of photography gear that seldom see use. Given the crazy increase in prices for Leica, Rollei, Hasselblad over the past year, I've decided...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-08-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 11,067
Posted By bayernfan
biogon has great optics (if you like the zeiss...

biogon has great optics (if you like the zeiss rendering), however, not nearly as compact as this upcoming ultron.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-07-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 10,844
Posted By bayernfan
an all-chrome lens on an all-black body looks so...

an all-chrome lens on an all-black body looks so darn good.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-04-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,476
Posted By bayernfan
i'd say good luck. the AI conversion rings are...

i'd say good luck. the AI conversion rings are very difficult to find now.

another option is to buy a user copy of the same lens (with correct aperture conversion ring) for cheap and steal the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1,524
Posted By bayernfan
M3 w/ 50mm, M2 w/35mm, 500CM w/60mm, Minox...

M3 w/ 50mm, M2 w/35mm, 500CM w/60mm, Minox 35GT

I find it interesting that my preference changes so strongly from day to day.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1,765
Posted By bayernfan
a printer and a winogrand book :)

a printer and a winogrand book :)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-22-2018
Replies: 418
Views: 179,737
Posted By bayernfan
what's a fair price to pay for a very clean copy...

what's a fair price to pay for a very clean copy of this lens with hood and original box?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-19-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,918
Posted By bayernfan
I am on the lookout for an affordable 0.7 Mutar. ...

I am on the lookout for an affordable 0.7 Mutar. These seem to be rather rare now.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-08-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 860
Posted By bayernfan
I just get along with lifting the glasses onto my...

I just get along with lifting the glasses onto my head and looking through a diopter adjusted viewfinder. I keep a small microfiber cloth with me to wipe my glasses should they become too oily or...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-05-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,015
Posted By bayernfan
I've got a friend with an R6.2 for sale. It's in...

I've got a friend with an R6.2 for sale. It's in fantastic condition, and I personally film tested it. Shoot me a PM if interested.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-05-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,015
Posted By bayernfan
The F3 is awesome, until you need to read the...

The F3 is awesome, until you need to read the meter in dim light. If you regularly shoot in low-light situations, the tiny LCD read out is going to a major let-down in terms of usability. If...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-28-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 11,067
Posted By bayernfan
represent! honestly, they all work just fine. ...

represent!

honestly, they all work just fine. i'm sure we all have our preferences when it comes to ergonomics. give it a week or two and you'll be workin that stick like a pro.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-28-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 11,067
Posted By bayernfan
Nice! The excitement is building. :D I'll...

Nice! The excitement is building. :D

I'll probably snag one and put it up against:

Summicron 35/2 ASPH, Summaron 35/3.5 M-Mount, and MS-Optic 35/3.5 Perar :p
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-28-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 11,067
Posted By bayernfan
These two images show the interface between...

These two images show the interface between "stick" and body. I agree that an option to remove would be very nice.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4803/44278705130_ea48d42d2f.jpg...
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