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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-22-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,067
Real IR film should be indexed to the mark on the...

Real IR film should be indexed to the mark on the barrel of the lens in use. Some of these newer non-Kodak IR films aren't really far into the IR spectrum.

Apo lenses don't need index marks!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-17-2012
Replies: 1,714
Views: 440,395
Chris, These look great! The saturation &...

Chris,

These look great! The saturation & sharpness are outstanding. Almost looks like the Jersey Shore in the morning! My lens has to face 180 degrees about in order to get the results you do on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-17-2012
Replies: 755
Views: 155,025
Nice! And with a tripod collar too! Wow! Good...

Nice! And with a tripod collar too! Wow! Good shooting!

DAve
Forum: Off Topic 02-16-2012
Replies: 72
Views: 4,605
I'm with Tim & Newspaper Guy: I PUMP LEAD INTO...

I'm with Tim & Newspaper Guy: I PUMP LEAD INTO THE GROUND!

Competitive Shooter in several disciplines with black powder rifle, pistol & shotgun. Can cut playing cards in half sideways with my .50...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-16-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 5,607
This is the best post of the entire thread, for...

This is the best post of the entire thread, for it is the ONLY one to bring to light the fact that the M-7 is an electronic camera that requires a battery to function, except for two default shutter...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-16-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 1,790
I've done this trick for almost 40 years, with...

I've done this trick for almost 40 years, with every 35mm platform I've ever used. Nikon F's were the easiest since the entire back of the camera came off, but even with a Leica M it's possible and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-14-2012
Replies: 1,714
Views: 440,395
Chris already knows this from experience, so I'll...

Chris already knows this from experience, so I'll state it for others: the rule of thumb for 6x7 lenses is merely to half the focal length to get the 35mm equivalent. So the 105 normal becomes a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 7,709
Not to be a PITA, but the OP was going to buy a...

Not to be a PITA, but the OP was going to buy a film camera.....

As far as Leica digital goes, and this is only my OPINION:

Buy the best and latest you can afford, since we all know that the latest...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 7,709
I'm with Roger on this one! I don't suffer fools...

I'm with Roger on this one! I don't suffer fools lightly and anyone wearing a Leica like jewelry probably is one.

If money is an issue, get the best glass you can afford, for all the camera does is...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-13-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 13,249
Thanks for posting the links to the current...

Thanks for posting the links to the current professional brackets. I didn't mean to ruffle any feathers. Please forgive me. I believe that is what the OP was looking for, namely something that...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-12-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 13,249
Although this will photograph if it has to,...

Although this will photograph if it has to, neither of these examples are to be considered "professional" by any means:bang:.

The ONLY professional way to mount a potato-masher strobe such as the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-12-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,954
What you need for that rig is the Flash Bracket...

What you need for that rig is the Flash Bracket that attaches to the underside of the body. You hold the ergonomically designed bracket in your left hand, and with the camera's 45 degree prisim, you...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-12-2012
Replies: 1,714
Views: 440,395
Just absolutely beautiful! Love that perfect...

Just absolutely beautiful! Love that perfect Star-burst! That 55mm ROCKS!

Dave
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-08-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 4,881
Roger, Thanks so much for taking the time from...

Roger,

Thanks so much for taking the time from your busy day to chat. It's always a pleasure to hear from you!

I learned this developing technique from my Dad back in the early to mid 70's. I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-08-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 4,881
2.5 times the clearing time and you're good, so...

2.5 times the clearing time and you're good, so your 5 minutes is perfect!

A brief history lesson of what Newspaper Photogs did:

Back in the "Old Days", if we were on a "Deadline" and there was a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-08-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,006
I can't help with the other $3,200.00 but you...

I can't help with the other $3,200.00 but you could always play the Lottery??

Good luck & enjoy it (hope that lens arrives soon!).
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-06-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,628
I respectfully disagree with your premise. ...

I respectfully disagree with your premise. Tamron never made a lens in the same price point as Bronica, so your analogy is flawed somewhat. I don't believe a price point exists where you can...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-04-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,628
You post is excellent in the beginning and most...

You post is excellent in the beginning and most of what you said is correct, except:

Forgive me, but I had to chime-in with the area that I highlighted. Almost since the days of wet plates has it...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-04-2012
Replies: 755
Views: 155,025
Terrific SRM story! Sounds like Fred knew John...

Terrific SRM story! Sounds like Fred knew John Johnny too! Might have even borrowed some stuff from him (the Intervolometer) to do that shoot! The mini-jack on the SRM bodies were quite state of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-04-2012
Replies: 755
Views: 155,025
Roscoe, It couldn't hurt to try it out! Just...

Roscoe,

It couldn't hurt to try it out! Just remember it's NOT Zeiss glass, so the use of the hard metal lens hood (that came with the optic) is very helpful in combating flare and chromatic...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-04-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,560
Chris, I had (4) bodies in my system including...

Chris,

I had (4) bodies in my system including the 503CW with the winder as well as the 553ELX. Using the motordrive didn't put any additional wear on the backs since they only fired at around...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-03-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,156
I can read them quite well. That's why all of my...

I can read them quite well. That's why all of my lenses are the latest models with ASPH., APO or both written on the lens barrels. That is except for my Noctilux. I put as much sharpness into each...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-03-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 6,187
Interestingly enough, I use the OEM straps on my...

Interestingly enough, I use the OEM straps on my (2) chrome M6ttl bodies and Domke Gripper straps on my (2) LHSA black paint bodies. Both straps do really well with all lenses up to the 135 Apo,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-03-2012
Replies: 755
Views: 155,025
I've discovered I made a slight mistake: The Sun...

I've discovered I made a slight mistake:

The Sun Optical Zoom lens is 85-210 F4.8, not 70-210. Sorry for the confusion. Found one today on ebay for $65.00 with Nikon T-mount. The pistol grip...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-03-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,560
All good posts here! And all of the posts appear...

All good posts here! And all of the posts appear to be about A-12 backs.

Spacing issues are from gears wearing from winding the back too fast. Less wear & tear if you slow down a little and take...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-03-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,560
Magazine insert compatibility with matching...

Magazine insert compatibility with matching serial numbers is vastly more important with the 220 rollfim backs. Superior flatness of the film plane over the entire image area is harder to maintain...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-03-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,006
That's one of the reasons why these tanks hold up...

That's one of the reasons why these tanks hold up so well to 3 FPS motor drive operation! Or 2-3 FPS with my Leicavits:D. Once you get used to them, you don't want to have to use another camera. ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-03-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,006
Is that dust on the camera body or in a scanned...

Is that dust on the camera body or in a scanned image? Hard for me to tell.

Body looks like it's in great shape. I don't see any bubbles on the top plate. Picture isn't close enough and/or angle...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-03-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,560
On the older backs wear & tear as well as the age...

On the older backs wear & tear as well as the age of the light traps (where the dark slide goes into) comes into question. Most folks replace the traps as soon as a light leak is detected and change...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-03-2012
Replies: 1,714
Views: 440,395
I remember having a K-2 and a green 100mm filter....

I remember having a K-2 and a green 100mm filter. Even the 500mm F5.6 only took 95mm filters!

I used to process all of my own b&w, and for 220 film I used Kindermann tanks & reels. Oh, such...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-03-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 4,223
Keep the camera in front of you ready to go for...

Keep the camera in front of you ready to go for street work.

You only need to put it into a bag when you stop to eat or drink at a restaurant, although I tend to put it over my shoulder so a snatch...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-03-2012
Replies: 1,714
Views: 440,395
What a Beauty! Classic correct composition using...

What a Beauty! Classic correct composition using the rule of 1/3's and well executed! I'll guess an exposure of 1/125th sec. @ F-11 using that big 100mm yellow filter?

I had an entire system from...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-03-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,542
My 35-70 F2.8 just so I could use it on my F3HP...

My 35-70 F2.8 just so I could use it on my F3HP w/ MD-4 Motor. Always liked the balance of that body & motor combo. Made for each other and became something you never wanted to ever take apart.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-03-2012
Replies: 755
Views: 155,025
My Dad was a Newspaper Photog back in the 60's &...

My Dad was a Newspaper Photog back in the 60's & 70's. He used (2) SRT-101's and the famous SRM. I remember driving with him to Minolta's USA HQ in Ramsey, NJ to visit Mr. John Johnny to get...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-03-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 4,223
That's the problem! It was in a NEVEREADY CASE! ...

That's the problem! It was in a NEVEREADY CASE! Seriously, in the time it takes to flip open a cased camera several moments and possibly the main reason for starting to take a photo has already...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-02-2012
Replies: 71
Views: 7,221
Forgive me, but wasn't it in Spain that the...

Forgive me, but wasn't it in Spain that the Terrorists blew the **** outta that train?? With as much BS as we have to put up with, by comparison in miles traveled, the NY subway system is safer with...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-02-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,246
Very true! And so is the opposite: A black...

Very true! And so is the opposite: A black Labrador dog, or as Tony Corbell (friend of mine & lighting Guru) is always quoted, "A Light-Sucking Black Lab"! Seems the only way to get detail in the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-02-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,006
Everything sounds fine to me. The shutter sounds...

Everything sounds fine to me. The shutter sounds the same on my (4) M6ttl's and the speed dial is set at 1/50 sec. which is max. sync. speed for electronic flash (without special strobe & adapter). ...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-02-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,246
To the OP: Have you "Nulled" the meter? Or...

To the OP:

Have you "Nulled" the meter?

Or checked it to see if it's working properly and actually zero'd? Here's an old trick taught to me by my Dad. It has worked with every hand held meter...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-01-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,393
I had one of those C-2's over 40 years ago. ...

I had one of those C-2's over 40 years ago. Frame spacing needed fixed. Simple repair, not not money. Best I can remember is to push the clutch up with uniform force and then wind slowly so that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-31-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,093
The answer is NO! The .72 is a little more...

The answer is NO! The .72 is a little more "roomy" than the .85, and is excellent for seeing what is about to enter the actual picture itself. Some Leica shooters prefer this scenario over crowding...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-31-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,267
Generally the leading line comes into a photo...

Generally the leading line comes into a photo from the left side, as we read from left to right. Break the rules when you know it works. Otherwise all you have is a mistake. Try putting something...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-31-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,239
I'm going to answer the OP's real question! I...

I'm going to answer the OP's real question! I own the 1.25x eyepiece. Bought it when it first came out years ago. Turns a .72 viewfinder into a .85 (approx.). Love mine with the 90 & 135 Apo...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-27-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 11,012
Just wonderful in it's rendering! Shadow detail...

Just wonderful in it's rendering! Shadow detail out the wazoo and highlights that aren't too blocked-up! It's as if the lens gives you extra exposure latitude as soon as you mount it on the camera...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-27-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 11,012
BUMP! Lots of nice images here! I LOVE my 28...

BUMP!

Lots of nice images here!

I LOVE my 28 F2.0 and don't have anything to show since I don't yet own a scanner. I've used mine wide open and it's sharp out to the corners and has great color...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-27-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,327
I'm thinking after a few hours in the Historic...

I'm thinking after a few hours in the Historic District a nice shrimp cocktail & beer at Bookbinders would suit me just fine. Could even use the Noctilux there capturing images of the antique...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-27-2012
Replies: 1,424
Views: 348,397
Really excellent work by all of the contributors!...

Really excellent work by all of the contributors! Makes me want to use my Noctilux again!

Let's keep this thread alive with fresh images. One day I may scan some of my stuff to share.

Dave
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-26-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,327
ELCAN did the design, you're correct! Where are...

ELCAN did the design, you're correct!

Where are you in North Jersey? I'm near Sayreville.

Dave
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-26-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,327
A photo job? Do they need any more help? I'm...

A photo job? Do they need any more help? I'm looking too!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-26-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,327
Tim, I have friends in the Philly area. One...

Tim,

I have friends in the Philly area. One owns a studio in the historic area. Maybe when it warms up I'll take the Noctilux to Independence Hall!

Dave
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-26-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,327
I'm near Sayreville, so Princeton isn't really...

I'm near Sayreville, so Princeton isn't really that far. Let's make this happen sometime soon!

Dave
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-26-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,327
None that I'm aware of and I'm quite happy with...

None that I'm aware of and I'm quite happy with my Canadian version that has the black plastic clip-on lens hood. Works great!

What part of Jersey are you from? We could do a coffee & talk Leica!:D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-26-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,035
I have one as well and I've put my 90 Apo and my...

I have one as well and I've put my 90 Apo and my Noctilux on it as well as my 135 Apo. Of the three that I mentioned, the 90 Apo seems to fit my hand best if I use the 90 as a grip to hold the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-26-2012
Replies: 127
Views: 6,933
I agree with you Roger, as I see no exploitation...

I agree with you Roger, as I see no exploitation here.

As to why "Arts" in quotation marks: I didn't want to imply strictly visual arts. In addition some well-known members of the arts community...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-26-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 2,892
This is so COOL! You ought to re-post this in...

This is so COOL! You ought to re-post this in the thread about the 135mm portrait lenses and why you don't use wide-angles to do portraits of people that are paying for them to be made! Talk about...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-26-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,093
The M6ttl Millennium is also black paint. It...

The M6ttl Millennium is also black paint. It features the M2 style rewind and was the first of the M6's to have "Leica" inscribed on the top plate. Easiest way to spot the difference from the front...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-26-2012
Replies: 335
Views: 205,201
Sorry to but-inski, but the answer to your...

Sorry to but-inski, but the answer to your question is YES, especially if using the older NC version, as in Portra 400 NC. No one I know rates this any higher than 320 and it likes over-exposure and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-26-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,093
Baseplates pop-up once in a while, but not too...

Baseplates pop-up once in a while, but not too often, mostly from estate sales, then get scooped-up by dealers who re-sell them for several hundreds of dollars each. You need what is called "black...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-25-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 4,882
This before 1965 argument is totally bogus! The...

This before 1965 argument is totally bogus! The 135mm focal length is a magical tool because it can make an obese person look great in a nice tight head shot or even head & shoulders. 40 years ago...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-25-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,113
As the owner of two M6ttl LHSA bodies in black...

As the owner of two M6ttl LHSA bodies in black paint I might be a little jaded. For what it's worth you can get a black paint LHSA body in mint condition along with a brand new or slightly used...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-25-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 4,223
To the OP: Congrats on the purchase! Just a...

To the OP:

Congrats on the purchase! Just a quick thought: Do you wear eye glasses? Reason I ask is that you mentioned that you have the .85 viewfinder. If you do wear glasses, may I suggest the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-25-2012
Replies: 127
Views: 6,933
And one more thing: Since when is being paid or...

And one more thing: Since when is being paid or making a profit such a bad thing? I think too many in the "Arts" community do a knee-jerk to the left.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-25-2012
Replies: 127
Views: 6,933
I looked at these very powerful,...

I looked at these very powerful, thought-provoking images. I immediately got out my checkbook and cut a check to help the homeless. If that's the reaction that most people have to viewing this...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-24-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,293
Helen, Hope that you're feeling better & that...

Helen,

Hope that you're feeling better & that the stitch removal wasn't too painful!

You're sure right about the moula! The difference between the F1.4 ASPH that I own and this new one is just...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-24-2012
Replies: 94
Views: 5,175
I have a Gossen Luna Pro that I bought when I was...

I have a Gossen Luna Pro that I bought when I was just 12 years old, for $90.00 and now I'm 52, so that's 40 years!

I have a wooden dowel covered in electrical tape being used as a camera hand grip...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-24-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 4,415
My main concern for RF usage of this wider...

My main concern for RF usage of this wider knock-off would be what you can see through the finder. Especially with the wider shade extended for usage. One of the many reasons I like my second...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-24-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,571
I have the second F1.0 version made in Canada by...

I have the second F1.0 version made in Canada by ELCAN immediately prior to the one with the built-in lens hood. It takes the E60 filter and uses a separate plastic clip-on lens hood. My lens is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-24-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 4,415
I've owned my F1.0 Noctilux for almost 10 years. ...

I've owned my F1.0 Noctilux for almost 10 years. I have the model just before the one with the useless built-in lenshood that always retracts by itself. I'm VERY happy to say the least! I paid...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 01-24-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2,237
I'm still using Paul C. Buff White Lightning...

I'm still using Paul C. Buff White Lightning Ultras! Great set-up & easy to change lamps & bulbs. Real Workhorses!

Anything Paul makes he stands behind!
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-23-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,988
Yes I guess I did. After re-reading your post, I...

Yes I guess I did. After re-reading your post, I must say that you did tell the OP essentially the same info on balancing the ambient background exposure.

His main question however was about...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-23-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,430
Talking I have (4) M6TTL bodies. Never owned Leicas...

I have (4) M6TTL bodies. Never owned Leicas prior to the TTL being introduced. Large speed dial makes sense to me as that's my only experience with Leica M's. I can understand Tom's feeling about...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-23-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 4,882
This entire thread was blown way out of...

This entire thread was blown way out of proportion. Unless I missed something in all this banter, the term "Environmental Portrait" has yet to be used. As we all know (or should) people tend to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-21-2012
Replies: 148
Views: 31,196
Currently using some Fuji NPH-400 that is 2 full...

Currently using some Fuji NPH-400 that is 2 full years out of date. Did a test, and am rating it at ASA 250 instead of my usual 320. NO baseline fog as of yet, and great color with nice amount of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-19-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,131
I have used all three finder magnifications with...

I have used all three finder magnifications with a 50mm lens. I wear glasses so the quickest "grab" shot is with the .58, but the best compromise is the .72 model. I still like the .85 finder for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-17-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 4,953
Since it may not be a lack of resources, perhaps...

Since it may not be a lack of resources, perhaps it might be more of a finder issue. Possibly an age issue. Or lack of practice in fine focusing, for the telephotos don't take too kindly to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-17-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 4,953
I must be the only Odd-Ball with every focal...

I must be the only Odd-Ball with every focal length covered between 21 & 135, except for the 24mm. Also I'm the only one right now that lists both the 90 & 135 Apo lenses. I wonder why that is? I...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-10-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 6,681
The first thing a merchant service will ask is...

The first thing a merchant service will ask is what your annual billing is and what's your average ticket.

I take credit cards and have for more than a decade. You're not really "in business" until...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-10-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 17,283
Fuji Pro 400H for great flesh tones and detail in...

Fuji Pro 400H for great flesh tones and detail in highlights.

Kodak 160 Portra NC 35mm exposed @ ASA 100. I have a portrait of my son taken with one of my Leica M6TTL's using the 135mm Apo lens...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2012
Replies: 68
Views: 6,148
If you're referring to me, yes Sir I do indeed. ...

If you're referring to me, yes Sir I do indeed. The 21 is the Asph, the 28 is the F2.0, the 35 is a Lux Asph, the 50 is the Noct, and the 90 & 135 are both Apos. That makes a nice system along with...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2012
Replies: 68
Views: 6,148
I don't like short-answer polls that don't allow...

I don't like short-answer polls that don't allow me to suggest "why limit yourself to only 3 focal lengths?" 21-28-35-50-90-135 is what I "travel with"! But then, what was the first clue that I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-09-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 5,409
Feel better soon! Dave

Feel better soon!

Dave
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-08-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,988
IMHO you're the only poster with the correct...

IMHO you're the only poster with the correct answer. In terms of flash, most folks working with Guide Numbers fail to take into consideration that shutter speed controls the background's exposure...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-08-2012
Replies: 163
Views: 104,766
Fishkin Bros. in Perth Amboy NJ was the biggest...

Fishkin Bros. in Perth Amboy NJ was the biggest store in the entire state! Leica, Hassy, Nikon, Canon, Pentax, Fuji, Minolta, Mamiya, Kowa, Koni-Omega, Sinar, entire darkroom dept., film dept.,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-08-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 5,409
Rangefinders: Leica M6TTL LHSA .85 with black...

Rangefinders:

Leica M6TTL LHSA .85 with black paint Leicavit

Leica M6TTL LHSA .72 with black paint Leicavit

Leica M6TTL Chrome .85 with Motor-M

Leica M6TTL Chrome .58 with Motor-M
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-08-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 4,605
I think he was using a Noct. too! That's why I...

I think he was using a Noct. too! That's why I use filters; so I can put the lens caps in the bag or my pocket.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-08-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 7,309
Timor, Sounds to me like either an...

Timor,

Sounds to me like either an "interpretative" problem or a developing problem. By that I mean to say that which zone you're both taking the reflected readings from consistently. As we all...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-07-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 7,309
Timor, Are you starting-out with a properly...

Timor,

Are you starting-out with a properly functioning meter that you have "nulled"? Reason that I ask is that a two-stop deviation towards over-exposure indicated to me that something is wrong. ...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-07-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,988
Remember that you have significantly less air...

Remember that you have significantly less air space between the lens elements with the tiny Leica lens, so all of that waiting you describe with the long zoom isn't quite required. Still, some...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 01-06-2012
Replies: 185
Views: 29,489
I'm mostly with Roger on this. I'm a working...

I'm mostly with Roger on this. I'm a working Pro. I've sold an entire Canon F-1 system, a Pentax 6x7 system and a Hassy system in my lifetime. Never looked back, since both my needs and technology...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-05-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,837
This is an interesting thread. Some would think...

This is an interesting thread. Some would think that 2 bodies and two lenses would do fine, however it depends on how well you can "see" photographically while using one focal length and seeing...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-05-2012
Replies: 1,412
Views: 346,746
Is that a black paint Leicavit I see on the...

Is that a black paint Leicavit I see on the bottom of the camera??
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-05-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 25,245
Wish that they would make a viewfinder for 50mm. ...

Wish that they would make a viewfinder for 50mm. I'd use it outdoors after focusing.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-04-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 7,309
I use a 40 year old Luna Pro I've had since age...

I use a 40 year old Luna Pro I've had since age 12. Also have a Minolta 3F, but the Luna Pro is smaller and fits in my Leica bag easier.

Roger Hicks hit the nail on the head!

ALL an in-camera...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-04-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 1,917
Talking With the Leica 90mm Apo I get fantastic details: ...

With the Leica 90mm Apo I get fantastic details: door knobs, antique hardware, flower baskets, signs, light fixtures, table settings, etc.

With the 135 Apo on the rangefinder I once did a series...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-03-2012
Replies: 93
Views: 24,155
I always use filters, and try to always use Leica...

I always use filters, and try to always use Leica filters. No matter how many times I wipe them, I can't get a wipe mark to show! Rain, dust, fingerprints, all wipe-off with ease. I too have had a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-03-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,282
I have two LHSA TTL's, a .72 & a .85 and both...

I have two LHSA TTL's, a .72 & a .85 and both have black paint Leicavit attached. The black paint on the Leicavits seems to match the bodies exactly and I'm quite pleased.

Wish I had the money for...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-03-2012
Replies: 114
Views: 127,035
I remember talking with Tony Corbell back when he...

I remember talking with Tony Corbell back when he worked for Hasselblad. Tony told me to use "Sunny 16" and open-up 12 full stops to do the NY skyline from the Jersey side. It worked GREAT! ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-03-2012
Replies: 86
Views: 8,384
If I'm out doing errands I'll have my M6TTL .85...

If I'm out doing errands I'll have my M6TTL .85 LHSA black paint with black paint Leicavit and usually the 35 Lux Asph Titanium, along with the Voightlander 35mm optical finder mounted in the accy...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-02-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,142
Getting on multiple waiting lists merely...

Getting on multiple waiting lists merely compounds the problem. This is a niche market, a niche item. STOP trying to save a couple bucks by stabbing a dealer in the back, and just go with who you...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-02-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 8,149
That's the Prism, NOT the Porrofinder you have on...

That's the Prism, NOT the Porrofinder you have on top of your camera! And that's the BRIGHT one at that! What you need now is the BRIGHTSCREEN to replace the Mamiya focusing screen. They are...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-01-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 8,149
You're feeling the film tension on the spool,...

You're feeling the film tension on the spool, shutter cocking, etc. This is normal.

As to the shutter release: This isn't a Leica and remember that TWO mechanisms are in play. Also, since it sat...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-01-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 8,149
I started medium format with a Yashica D around...

I started medium format with a Yashica D around 44 years ago.

Mamiya C-2 was a gift from my Dad & his cousin. First 80mm was a used chrome F2.8 (not multi-coated). Lens cost $49.00 back in early...
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