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Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 5 Days Ago
Replies: 216
Views: 10,033
Posted By Mute-on
Helen I am immeasurably sorry for your loss. I...

Helen

I am immeasurably sorry for your loss.

I am also uplifted that you found such love, connection, and hope in your life partner. These are enduring even after life itself resigns.

My...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 2,803
Posted By Mute-on
They cost a lot ... or something

They cost a lot ... or something
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 1 Week Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,436
Posted By Mute-on
A great loss, but a far greater legacy. We are...

A great loss, but a far greater legacy.

We are all the more fortunate for his life and work.


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Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,713
Posted By Mute-on
In my humble opinion, taking the time to curate...

In my humble opinion, taking the time to curate your lifetime’s collection of images is the single most important pursuit to have done while you still can. It is a history, and in a sense, your...
Forum: Travel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 615
Posted By Mute-on
I found Budapest very real, sincere and...

I found Budapest very real, sincere and approachable. It is also very easy to navigate and very beautiful, in a very unpolished and authentic way. The food is outstanding, period. Architecture is...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 931
Posted By Mute-on
I like to like. This doesn’t mean I do so easily...

I like to like. This doesn’t mean I do so easily or without sincerity. On the contrary.

If you don’t like to like, or would rather like by posting your like separately, you can already do that.

I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By Mute-on
Your silver Summicron is one of the very last...

Your silver Summicron is one of the very last brass construction silver chrome lenses made by Leica. For this reason alone is is becoming a collectible, and no doubt will become a bona fide...
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,622
Posted By Mute-on
Sounds fantastic. Have a great trip! If you...

Sounds fantastic. Have a great trip!

If you anticipate needing weather protection for your camera gear I wouldn’t be too quick to dismiss the utility of the Billingham. It’s effectively impervious...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 248
Posted By Mute-on
A little wiggle when the baseplate is off is...

A little wiggle when the baseplate is off is normal. The spring loaded pin can become a bit sticky. You may be able to pull the pin across to apply more pressure to the receiving hole, but as long...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-08-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,359
Posted By Mute-on
https://forums.watchuseek.com/forum.php perhaps?

https://forums.watchuseek.com/forum.php perhaps?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-06-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 615
Posted By Mute-on
Great series! More please

Great series!

More please
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-29-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By Mute-on
If you do convert them to original, assuming you...

If you do convert them to original, assuming you can find original plugs (probably DAG ... ), the M2 to PC adaptors are getting hard to find. Off course if you already have one, this is a pointless...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-28-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 323
Posted By Mute-on
DAG camera service

DAG camera service
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-26-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,632
Posted By Mute-on
Two bodies, two different focal lengths, two...

Two bodies, two different focal lengths, two different (colour) films:

MP 0.58 with 28 Elmarit M ASPH and Ektar 100
M2 or M4 with 50 Summicron and Portra 400 or 160

No lens changes, and always film...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-15-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By Mute-on
The MP frameline mask will show a smaller area...

The MP frameline mask will show a smaller area than that of the M2, but the same as M6, M7 and M4-2.

In any event, the M2 has arguably the best 35mm framelines of any film M. Why on earth would you...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-10-2019
Replies: 526
Views: 179,684
Posted By Mute-on
Is that a Brady Trout bag? If so, how do you find...

Is that a Brady Trout bag? If so, how do you find it for Leica M?
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 2,869
Posted By Mute-on
100% agree. With the prices now being paid for...

100% agree. With the prices now being paid for Contax T3, Minolta TC-1, etc, there is certainly a market at a ďhigh-endĒ price point. This would potentially make it economically feasible to actually...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-08-2019
Replies: 287
Views: 14,571
Posted By Mute-on
Leica MP 0.58 with 28 Elmarit- M ASPH. Almost as...

Leica MP 0.58 with 28 Elmarit- M ASPH. Almost as perfect as a Leica M2 with 35 Summaron, but the built in meter tips it over on convenience. :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-06-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 877
Posted By Mute-on
Congratulations Sebii! I hope it meets your...

Congratulations Sebii! I hope it meets your expectations.

Please message me if you would like to discuss condition or service experiences in Oz.

J :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-06-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 877
Posted By Mute-on
Later ‘normal’ black paint M4s had some black...

Later ‘normal’ black paint M4s had some black chrome parts. The rewind crank is one. Mine is a 12 serial and has a black chrome rewind crank. It is original.

To answer your question, no I do not...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-28-2019
Replies: 465
Views: 96,194
Posted By Mute-on
Excellent! Film stock?

Excellent!

Film stock?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-28-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By Mute-on
I bought a chrome 0.58 MP about 13 years ago. No...

I bought a chrome 0.58 MP about 13 years ago. No mechanical issues whatsoever. It’s my favourite M overall. The M2 is a close second, the M4 a distant third. Chrome still totally flawless despite...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 06-28-2019
Replies: 497
Views: 148,765
Posted By Mute-on
These are spectacular. Leica lens B+W is really...

These are spectacular. Leica lens B+W is really very special. Of course there is no better Leica M for 35mm than the M2. The 0.58 MP is a close second :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-25-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,108
Posted By Mute-on
To be fair, this is my conclusion having bought a...

To be fair, this is my conclusion having bought a mint M4 after already owning and using a very nice M2. There is really no comparison. The M4 is engineering excellence, but the M2 is spectacular....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-24-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,108
Posted By Mute-on
Once you have your refund, find a nice M2 and...

Once you have your refund, find a nice M2 and experience Leica nirvana ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-11-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By Mute-on
Excellent. So you can try again, but forearmed...

Excellent. So you can try again, but forearmed with more knowledge about what to look for.

Good luck!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-11-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,389
Posted By Mute-on
Something like this...

Something like this https://walkens.com.au/product/bento-box-film-cases/ ?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-11-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By Mute-on
Very likely the frameline mask delaminating. Send...

Very likely the frameline mask delaminating. Send it back if possible as it’s a fairly expensive repair. See this thread ...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=167148
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-07-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,644
Posted By Mute-on
I’ve seen more of these hoods that look crooked...

I’ve seen more of these hoods that look crooked than those that look straight. FWIW, the hood looks as good as I’ve ever seen in your first photo of the lens after DAG fixed it.

These plastic hoods...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-05-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 663
Posted By Mute-on
On my M2, I prefer a 35 for a wide angle...

On my M2, I prefer a 35 for a wide angle solution. I only started using a 28 with my 0.58 MP since it has clearly visible 28 framelines. Your proposed combination of 35 and 50 would be perfect for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-05-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 965
Posted By Mute-on
Keep the M4, without a doubt. The M7 is...

Keep the M4, without a doubt.

The M7 is basically battery dependent, and even then you are relying on the electronics to remain operative and/or economically repairable. Over the longer term, this...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-02-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,141
Posted By Mute-on
Yeah, ok. Ha ha. Good one :)

Yeah, ok. Ha ha. Good one :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-01-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,141
Posted By Mute-on
I have both (on M4 and M2/MP). Quite honestly, as...

I have both (on M4 and M2/MP). Quite honestly, as much as I love the mechanical look of the M2/MP lever, the M4/M6 lever is much more comfortable in use.

In any event, you are far better off...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,771
Posted By Mute-on
Ahhhhhhhhh, yep. You are killing me, Will ;)

Ahhhhhhhhh, yep.

You are killing me, Will ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,771
Posted By Mute-on
I think I really ought to track down an M3 just...

I think I really ought to track down an M3 just so I’ll have a body suitable for use with my 90mm lenses.

For 35 and 50 the M2 really is an absolute delight. However, for 90mm, it is totally...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-27-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,141
Posted By Mute-on
If you haven’t already, you should try an M2/3/P...

If you haven’t already, you should try an M2/3/P advance lever on a camera. It is a totally different feel and leverage from the M4/6/7. It is somewhat sharper, and a different arc for your thumb to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-26-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 941
Posted By Mute-on
I canít help you with a photo, but I can tell you...

I canít help you with a photo, but I can tell you that the actual framelines are very fine, and very small. They all fit in a roughly 5mm x 7mm space (from memory, perhaps smaller), so any masking of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-24-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,625
Posted By Mute-on
Here is a thread referencing the issue with the...

Here is a thread referencing the issue with the TTL light meter circuit board.

https://www.l-camera-forum.com/topic/270500-help-no-one-can-fix-my-leica-m6-ttl-light-meter-not-even-leica/
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-24-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,625
Posted By Mute-on
Here is a thread referencing the issue with the...

Here is a thread referencing the issue with the TTL light meter circuit board.

https://www.l-camera-forum.com/topic/270500-help-no-one-can-fix-my-leica-m6-ttl-light-meter-not-even-leica/
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-24-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 941
Posted By Mute-on
I’ve had 28 and 75 framelines removed from a...

I’ve had 28 and 75 framelines removed from a later replacement frameline mask used in an earlier camera. This was to maintain originality rather than for practicality. In hindsight I would have...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-23-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,625
Posted By Mute-on
The TTL circuit board is no longer manufactured...

The TTL circuit board is no longer manufactured and is very difficult if not impossible to repair when it fails.

The original M6 has a far simpler circuit board, most likely the same as the MP, and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-11-2019
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,800,824
Posted By Mute-on
Is this becoming the BP M4 thread ... ? ;)

Is this becoming the BP M4 thread ... ? ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-10-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,079
Posted By Mute-on
My experience precisely, on both the rangefinder...

My experience precisely, on both the rangefinder and SLR fronts.

Most embarrassing is that I own both a chrome fat 90 T-E and a chrome 90 Elmarit M. Other than mounting them on a body once or...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-01-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 877
Posted By Mute-on
I must say, as a long time user of Canon for SLR...

I must say, as a long time user of Canon for SLR and point and shoot cameras, I am very impressed that Nikon is still producing a leading edge film camera.

Other than Leica, what other...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-01-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 2,180
Posted By Mute-on
A digital back for Leica M film cameras that adds...

A digital back for Leica M film cameras that adds no more volume than a Leicavit. 24mp would do nicely. :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-05-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By Mute-on
Thanks for confirming that. I honestly can’t...

Thanks for confirming that. I honestly can’t recall if they said the replacement was from M4-2 or M4-P. Perhaps it was M4-P.

In any case, they are the same size as original.


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Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-05-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By Mute-on
Brass is soft, spring steel is hard

I haven’t tried mine, so I can’t give you anecdotal evidence. However the original lugs in M2 to M4 are satin chrome plated brass aren’t they?
Anyway the split ring ends of the Cura rings are...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-05-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By Mute-on
Or...

Or this

https://asingulareye.wordpress.com/2013/04/23/leica-strap-lug-wear-my-fix/



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Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-05-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By Mute-on
Cura brand chrome plated brass split rings...

Cura brand chrome plated brass split rings


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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-05-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By Mute-on
Lines/cracks running through M2 rangefinder patch...

Rob
The M4-2 framelines look exactly the same size as the original M4 framelines they replaced in my camera. I did have the 28 and 75 framelines masked to be as original.

My M2 35mm frameline looks...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-05-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By Mute-on
If you can see lines that look like fine...

If you can see lines that look like fine scratches or small hairs in the rangefinder patch when you look through the viewfinder, it is the frameline mask delaminating. You cannot see them without...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-14-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,044
Posted By Mute-on
M2. The simplest and best made Leica M film...

M2. The simplest and best made Leica M film camera IMHO.

I’m sure ŗ CL… is fun to use, but I wouldn’t get one before an M2 (or MP, M4, M6). Anyway, it’s a Minolta ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-02-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By Mute-on
Could you please provide some feedback on the FTA...

Could you please provide some feedback on the FTA mask. Have you been able to compare it with an original M2 mask for frameline pattern and size?

Many thanks in advance.

Cheers

J :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-02-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By Mute-on
The cracks you see in the rangefinder patch...

The cracks you see in the rangefinder patch looking through the viewfinder are not prism desilvering, but delamination of the frameline mask. This is a sandwich of glass screens that shows up as...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-02-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,867
Posted By Mute-on
Kodak Portra 400, rate at 200, since you are only...

Kodak Portra 400, rate at 200, since you are only taking one camera. If need be you can rate it anywhere from 100 to 800 and still get acceptable results. Personally, I stick to 200 or 400.

If you...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-01-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 821
Posted By Mute-on
The two nicest film Leica Ms for the 35mm lens...

The two nicest film Leica Ms for the 35mm lens are .......

0.58 MP and
M2.

I have both. Get the M2. Another one for backup is a good idea, too :)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-29-2019
Replies: 2,132
Views: 595,297
Posted By Mute-on
Wowsa! That is very nice indeed. Happy...

Wowsa! That is very nice indeed.

Happy Birthday!

J
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-21-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By Mute-on
Leica M3 and M6 protective film

Good call. They look and feel much nicer naked anyway ;)


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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-20-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 3,170
Posted By Mute-on
Probably 50+ in the freezer. Combination of...

Probably 50+ in the freezer.

Combination of colour neg and slide, B&W, all 35mm. Some is at least 10 yrs past expiration, but has always been frozen.

I probably buy one or two dozen rolls a year,...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-04-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 781
Posted By Mute-on
Glad the Hadley Pro worked out for you. (I knew...

Glad the Hadley Pro worked out for you. (I knew it would ;) )
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-30-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 781
Posted By Mute-on
Hadley small is 3.5 litres, Hadley Pro is 6...

Hadley small is 3.5 litres, Hadley Pro is 6 litres.

The small is fine for a couple of Leica M bodies with lenses, but that’s close to its comfortable capacity.

The Pro will take your entire M...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-27-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 932
Posted By Mute-on
In general I like to take those cameras the I...

In general I like to take those cameras the I like using the most, and which weigh the least.

For me, that means two Leica Ms and two lenses (28 and 50).

Your plan of R-E onboard, and IIIF on land...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-22-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 652
Posted By Mute-on
Had the same issue with an M4. Looked like fine...

Had the same issue with an M4. Looked like fine hairs in the rangefinder patch. It was the rangefinder patch (not the rangefinder itself) delaminating, as Huss had experienced.
Replaced with M4P...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-09-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 942
Posted By Mute-on
In my three trips to Tokyo I’ve only ever taken...

In my three trips to Tokyo I’ve only ever taken Leica Ms with a combination of two lenses selected from 28, 35 and 50.

I’d go with 35 and 50, given your choices. Add one of the 21 or 90 if you...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-09-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 2,837
Posted By Mute-on
Beautiful 356C. The Caterham below is stunning...

Beautiful 356C. The Caterham below is stunning too. Nothing wrong with that lens, or film!

Cheers

J :)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-16-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,878
Posted By Mute-on
I own M2 and M4 Sent from my iPhone using...

I own M2 and M4


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Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-16-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,878
Posted By Mute-on
Of course they used the heck out of them - they...

Of course they used the heck out of them - they were all made for that. Some were just made better ;)


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Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-12-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,878
Posted By Mute-on
Whilst I donít have an M6 to compare, I couldnít...

Whilst I donít have an M6 to compare, I couldnít agree more!

M4 really isnít made as well as M2. Close, but not quite. The M2 purity of function is unsurpassed.

J :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2018
Replies: 100
Views: 2,820
Posted By Mute-on
Leica Q. Handled one in store. Even tried out the...

Leica Q. Handled one in store. Even tried out the hand grip and half case for handling. Preferred the hand grip. Just too expensive for me by a factor of at least 3 :(

For film, almost all of the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-27-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 717
Posted By Mute-on
Looking at the second picture, I totally agree...

Looking at the second picture, I totally agree with Muju and farlymac that it looks like cracking as the result of an impact over the viewfinder window or rewind knob.
A $300 “ saving” is a false...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-27-2018
Replies: 125
Views: 4,581
Posted By Mute-on
Shame the aperture ring is on backwards...

Shame the aperture ring is on backwards ;)

Correction-it appears the marking are fixed on the barrel and the ring moves past them. All as it should be :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-27-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By Mute-on
Why would you not call Tamarkin and ask if they...

Why would you not call Tamarkin and ask if they can help?

Nothing to lose, I would have thought.

Good luck!

J :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-21-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,227
Posted By Mute-on
The best Leica M ever made to shoot a 35 is the...

The best Leica M ever made to shoot a 35 is the M2 IMHO. It has no paired frame lines like the M4 and variants, and no need for goggled lenses like the M3. Bear in mind if you want to use a non-Leica...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-17-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,660
Posted By Mute-on
Same, except 0.72 M2 in place of M7. Absolutely...

Same, except 0.72 M2 in place of M7. Absolutely brilliant film travel kit!

Of course this is about digital, but the basic principle is the same :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-06-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,458
Posted By Mute-on
As you tilt the camera up or down you will notice...

As you tilt the camera up or down you will notice that this increases perspective distortion.

Equally, perspective distortion is increased with subjects in the near distance (1-3m) and/or towards...
Forum: Travel 08-21-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 8,092
Posted By Mute-on
JAPAN ! We’ve been annually for 3 years. Can’t...

JAPAN !

We’ve been annually for 3 years. Can’t wait to go back. If you haven’t been, you would be mad not to go.

The Kyoto to Tokyo trail (Kiso Valley) is beautiful. We did a short section from...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-10-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,555
Posted By Mute-on
Youíve been looking at the Camera Exchange...

Youíve been looking at the Camera Exchange website, havenít you :cool:
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-09-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,238
Posted By Mute-on
Thatís really all that counts, isnít it! If you...

Thatís really all that counts, isnít it! If you canít have a good time doing what you want with whatever you like, what would be the point?

Good for you!

FWIW I solved the problem of more than one...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-14-2018
Replies: 81
Views: 5,714
Posted By Mute-on
Modern: Leica MP 0.58 with 28 Elmarit ASPH and...

Modern: Leica MP 0.58 with 28 Elmarit ASPH and Kodak Ektar
Classic: Leica M2 with 35 2.8 Summaron and Kodak Portra 400

Having said that, I travel with both set up exactly as stated:)
Forum: Film vs Digital 07-11-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 2,198
Posted By Mute-on
Well, I am certainly addicted to film cameras. ...

Well, I am certainly addicted to film cameras. Quite frankly, I find digital cameras have no substance, no soul. I suspect if I had never used a film camera I wouldn’t feel that way.

As for film...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-06-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,881
Posted By Mute-on
You already have a rangefinder style digital in...

You already have a rangefinder style digital in the X-pro. The X100F will really be no different.

If you enjoyed the 35 Summicron on the Leica, sell the 18 and 35 Fuji, and buy a 23 (35 equivalent)...
Forum: Travel 06-24-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,833
Posted By Mute-on
For example...

For example ...

http://www.syuukou.com/camera/leica/post_8.html

J :)
Forum: Travel 06-23-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,833
Posted By Mute-on
Start with this ......

Start with this ...

https://www.japancamerahunter.com/2013/05/the-complete-tokyo-camera-shopping-guide/

I like Alps-do camera and Syuukou. I bought my BP M4 at Syuukou.

Prices in Japan are not...
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-20-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 895
Posted By Mute-on
I looked at the photos I took of our twin...

I looked at the photos I took of our twin daughters’ birth last night. Brought me to tears immediately. They’re nearly four, and the photos are more special than ever.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-20-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 4,005
Posted By Mute-on
Congratulations Ken. What a lovely beast! Enjoy...

Congratulations Ken. What a lovely beast! Enjoy her in good health.

Cheers

J :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-16-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 4,005
Posted By Mute-on
Ah yes. Missed that one. Looks very clean....

Ah yes. Missed that one. Looks very clean. Congratulations!

Iíve been eyeing off an F1 for some time. Not many available in Oz. Have to live vicariously for the present ... ;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-16-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 4,005
Posted By Mute-on
We seem to be missing photos of these recent FD...

We seem to be missing photos of these recent FD acquisitions. I think I recall what they look like, but I could do with a reminder ... ;)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-14-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,075
Posted By Mute-on
Sounds like CLA time. Meanwhile, stop pressing...

Sounds like CLA time. Meanwhile, stop pressing the shutter release button. Can’t be helping.

Love my MP!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-04-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2,585
Posted By Mute-on
Oh I think weíll be needing to see this! I...

Oh I think weíll be needing to see this!

I admit envy ...

Are you getting the classic or duracoat paint?

Cheers

J :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-27-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By Mute-on
My apologies for misunderstanding. Thank you for...

My apologies for misunderstanding. Thank you for the explanation!

Iíve been shooting Portra 400 at 200 as I understand it is extremely flexible, up to three stops over with normal processing. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-26-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By Mute-on
Just got my F6 back from Nikon!

Just shot a few rolls of Portra 160 at 100, alongside Ektar at 100. Made for consistent metering.

I’m yet to process, but looking forward to results of the Portra 160 compared with the Portra...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-26-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By Mute-on
No Portra 400? ;)

No Portra 400? ;)
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-23-2018
Replies: 44
Views: 2,620
Posted By Mute-on
My only rule is one lens per camera. Changing...

My only rule is one lens per camera. Changing lenses is one step too far when you are trying to enjoy an experience, and not just take photos of it.

I shoot film with 28 on MP and taking 50 on M2...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-30-2018
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,800,824
Posted By Mute-on
Nah, you really do need another lens! I have...

Nah, you really do need another lens!

I have three bodies and 28, 35, 50 lenses to go with them. Pick the lens(es) you want to shoot with, and take the attached body (bodies). You get to change...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-25-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,916
Posted By Mute-on
I have (notionally) budgeted $1,000 for...

I have (notionally) budgeted $1,000 for comprehensive CLAs of my BP M4 and two 35/2.8 Summarons. What is left (if any) will go on film and processing, since I don’t process myself.

Otherwise, if I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-23-2018
Replies: 196
Views: 20,602
Posted By Mute-on
Couldnít agree more! J :)

Couldnít agree more!

J :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-11-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 3,288
Posted By Mute-on
Well, for a 35mm lens, there’s the M2, and then...

Well, for a 35mm lens, there’s the M2, and then there’s everything else.

There’s a reason why Tom A had so many of them. You owe it to yourself to try an M2. It’s the purest, simplest of all the M...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-05-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,181
Posted By Mute-on
You have $3000, what would you buy?

If this was a poll from your original post, definitely a Hasselblad SWC. It's unique, produces spectacular images (in the right hands), is no longer made, and is just plain cool.
Either that or...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,538
Posted By Mute-on
Second M2 looks either fake or sufficiently...

Second M2 looks either fake or sufficiently modified as to be of little value over a repaint.

Note the blob of black paint or similar on the top edge of the right strap lug. Also, peeling...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-30-2017
Replies: 123
Views: 8,309
Posted By Mute-on
Richard, I am both thrilled for you and jealous...

Richard,

I am both thrilled for you and jealous in equal measure :)

Ever since I first held a Hasselblad about 25 years ago (some gold plated model) I’ve dreamt of owning one. A stint as a studio...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 11-25-2017
Replies: 82
Views: 5,472
Posted By Mute-on
Very interesting. I do find it incredible that...

Very interesting.

I do find it incredible that jpg cannot resolve red beyond a bright orange. No such issues in RAW. Drives me nuts at Christmas ;)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-25-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,816
Posted By Mute-on
If it was my lens, and I didn’t need the money, I...

If it was my lens, and I didn’t need the money, I would just keep it and continue using it. It will likely only continue to appreciate, so it’s a win-win.

Furthermore, if I had available funds, I...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-21-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,685
Posted By Mute-on
My Leicas are total exhibitionists. They go out...

My Leicas are total exhibitionists. They go out bare ar$e naked. No strap, no case, no grip, no soft release, nada!

I like a strap on an SLR, but that’s all.

J :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-13-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 3,906
Posted By Mute-on
Film and a plane ticket. Isn't that what you...

Film and a plane ticket.

Isn't that what you bought your Leicas for in the first place?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-10-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,149
Posted By Mute-on
^^^ What he said Stop fretting and put the money...

^^^
What he said

Stop fretting and put the money towards a lens, or a pile of film.

Most importantly, go out and enjoy your M3!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-31-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
Posted By Mute-on
Oh, I see. Sorry about that. I personally like...

Oh, I see. Sorry about that.

I personally like Camera Alps and Syuukou. I ended up buying a BP M4 from Syuukou this year, but I also saw one in Alps in 2016.

Syuukou have very high quality stock,...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-30-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
Posted By Mute-on
Start by reading this...

Start by reading this

http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2013/05/the-complete-tokyo-camera-shopping-guide/

Enjoy Tokyo!

J :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-24-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 2,608
Posted By Mute-on
Kodak Ektar 100 and Portra 400. Haven't tried...

Kodak Ektar 100 and Portra 400. Haven't tried Portra 160, but it is purportedly also very balanced, though slightly different from Portra 400. I rate Portra 400 at 200.

Ektar is pretty saturated...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-04-2017
Replies: 137
Views: 6,002
Posted By Mute-on
The attraction of film in a nutshell, for me :)

The attraction of film in a nutshell, for me :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,629
Posted By Mute-on
I've never understood the obsessive need to chimp...

I've never understood the obsessive need to chimp immediately after every shot. I've watched event photographers do this, and marvelled at the loss of photo opportunities this behaviour causes. Not...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-09-2017
Replies: 5,586
Views: 961,496
Posted By Mute-on
In memory of Tom A. Miss him around here. J

In memory of Tom A.

Miss him around here.

J
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-05-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 5,729
Posted By Mute-on
Some photos merit a long look, and maybe elicit a...

Some photos merit a long look, and maybe elicit a smile or an uplifting thought, even a depressing thought. Some photos barely merit more than a glance. Sometimes words change these responses to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-01-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,012
Posted By Mute-on
New F-1 or T90 if I was looking for a suitable FD...

New F-1 or T90 if I was looking for a suitable FD mount body ...

Maybe I'll just find a cheap FD lens so I have an excuse :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-31-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 2,668
Posted By Mute-on
Expediency ... One of many words I can never...

Expediency ...

One of many words I can never remember when I actually want to use it. Must be getting older, or something.

Timing ...

Is everything :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-13-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 2,055
Posted By Mute-on
Buy the nicest condition second hand Leica lenses...

Buy the nicest condition second hand Leica lenses you can find and afford. M lenses first, then R, then LTM.

Get a body to use them on while you have them. I'd stick to M2, M3, M4, M6. Pick a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-02-2017
Replies: 141
Views: 8,059
Posted By Mute-on
Time for a potential refund under Australian...

Time for a potential refund under Australian consumer legislation
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-31-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,332
Posted By Mute-on
Also looks original to me. The wear on the...

Also looks original to me. The wear on the outside of the strap lugs indicates that it spent some time in a Leica half case (the type with its own strap connectors). This also explains the wear on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-29-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,284
Posted By Mute-on
Sensible advice. Buy more film, a lens you...

Sensible advice. Buy more film, a lens you really want, a plan/train/bus ticket to somewhere you might find interesting.

Repainting a repaint is the epitome of a waste of time and money, IMO.

An...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-22-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 819
Posted By Mute-on
Wind and click. Don't wind, no click. That's...

Wind and click. Don't wind, no click.

That's how I manage it. I expect many others do the same.

;)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-21-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 891
Posted By Mute-on
If you have to ask, take it to a qualified Leica...

If you have to ask, take it to a qualified Leica technician and have the shutter speeds adjusted.

Of course if you aren't using 1/8, leave it alone and take more photos :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2017
Replies: 77
Views: 6,438
Posted By Mute-on
I like original, so I'd have the M4. There's a...

I like original, so I'd have the M4. There's a saying in classic car circles: It's only original once. Once you restore it, it's no longer original.

CLA by all means, but for my money, I want a...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-06-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,725
Posted By Mute-on
Excellent choice, Mark. Looks like a nicely...

Excellent choice, Mark. Looks like a nicely balanced system, too. Can't wait for mine to arrive now. I reckon I could fit all three of my Ms with lenses attached into the Hadley Pro :)

I'll keep an...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-05-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,725
Posted By Mute-on
Can't really argue with this ... ;)

Can't really argue with this ... ;)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-04-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 2,714
Posted By Mute-on
I like my Leicas completely naked, save for lens...

I like my Leicas completely naked, save for lens hood and filter.
The closest I've come to dropping my M2 was when I put a string wrist strap on the right lug. Just not used to having my hand...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-04-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,725
Posted By Mute-on
Think Tank...

Think Tank version

https://www.dccameras.com.au/think-tank-trifecta-10-backpack-13289.html

Side and back access, with separate top compartment for tequi .. Water ;)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-04-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,725
Posted By Mute-on
This one has side, top and rear access. Looks...

This one has side, top and rear access. Looks very versatile ...

https://www.dccameras.com.au/manfrotto-revolver-8-pl-pro-light-camera-backpack-9817.html
Cheers

J :)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-04-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,725
Posted By Mute-on
The one I bought was a Hakuba, but I was in Japan...

The one I bought was a Hakuba, but I was in Japan at the time. In any event is is only big enough for two bodies and lenses.

I really like the look of this Peak Design, available in Oz. Full access...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-03-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,725
Posted By Mute-on
If you are seriously intending to carry around...

If you are seriously intending to carry around two bodies and 5 lenses, I would be looking more closely at a backpack. Fewer lenses, and you could go either way.

By way of example, I ended up...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-30-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 2,155
Posted By Mute-on
Congratulation! If I was ever to get another M2...

Congratulation! If I was ever to get another M2 it would be a button rewind no ST.

Can we see the grip when you have it ready?

Cheers

J :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-23-2017
Replies: 96
Views: 4,642
Posted By Mute-on
Two 35 Leica lenses? Absolutely! But I'd have two...

Two 35 Leica lenses? Absolutely!
But I'd have two different 35s, just for the variety. A 35 Summicron ASPH, or even a 35 Summaron, would be a great compliment to your Summarit.


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Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-21-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 3,164
Posted By Mute-on
Sekonic L308. Buy new if you can. Incident and...

Sekonic L308. Buy new if you can. Incident and reflective. One AA battery. Hand sized. Accurate and reliable. Had mine for at least 10 years and wouldn't change it for anything else.

Most of all,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-19-2017
Replies: 178
Views: 44,306
Posted By Mute-on
Nice one Eddie! Welcome :) Cheers J

Nice one Eddie!

Welcome :)

Cheers

J
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-12-2017
Replies: 8,962
Views: 875,528
Posted By Mute-on
Welcome to rangefinders, and welcome back to...

Welcome to rangefinders, and welcome back to film!

Enjoy!

Cheers

J:)
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2017
Replies: 106
Views: 3,531
Posted By Mute-on
What were you shooting in 2001!

Canon EOS 5 and Olympus mju II. Still have both and in excellent condition. However the grip on the Canon became sticky as the covering has started to deteriorate.
J :)


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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-11-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 719
Posted By Mute-on
M-A, MP and M7 are all listed on the Leica...

M-A, MP and M7 are all listed on the Leica website, so it would appear all three film cameras are still in production.


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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-06-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,208
Posted By Mute-on
There is a flattened section of the spool...

There is a flattened section of the spool directly under the leading edge of the clamping Spring. The end of the film should slide under this. Just push the first few mm in, move your index finger...
Forum: Leica SL 05-04-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 2,008
Posted By Mute-on
Kitchen knives should be washed by hand, not in...

Kitchen knives should be washed by hand, not in the dishwasher...

The cake question is right on point ;)


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Forum: Fuji X Series 05-03-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,168
Posted By Mute-on
I use my XE-1 in aperture priority with native...

I use my XE-1 in aperture priority with native lenses. I regularly add 1 stop exposure compensation to get the exposure I prefer. I assume it's a quirk of the camera, but I'm a bit of a digital...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-02-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 10,906
Posted By Mute-on
I have MP, M4 and M2. The M2 is easily the most...

I have MP, M4 and M2. The M2 is easily the most solid and substantial feeling of all. The others do feel a little hollow in comparison.
The feeling of substance together with its lack of any...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-29-2017
Replies: 178
Views: 44,306
Posted By Mute-on
Thank you again, Sumo. This at least suggests...

Thank you again, Sumo. This at least suggests there may be more than one possibility for early vs late cameras.

Cheers

J :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-29-2017
Replies: 178
Views: 44,306
Posted By Mute-on
Thank you for this information, Erik. It is most...

Thank you for this information, Erik. It is most appreciated.

Cheers

J :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-29-2017
Replies: 178
Views: 44,306
Posted By Mute-on
Thank you Sumo. I'm not concerned too much about...

Thank you Sumo. I'm not concerned too much about the authenticity of the camera, or even the various parts, but I have read of the back door, amongst others, being fitted originally as both black...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-29-2017
Replies: 205
Views: 27,589
Posted By Mute-on
Bought a new 28 Elmarit ASPH II earlier this...

Bought a new 28 Elmarit ASPH II earlier this month for a trip to Japan. It worked wonderfully with my 0.58 MP, also purchased new (about 12 years ago ...) :)
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-28-2017
Replies: 132
Views: 13,734
Posted By Mute-on
This is actually a very lovely photo. The...

This is actually a very lovely photo. The circular window in the house behind also picks up the cupboard handle plate. Intentionally or otherwise, very nice :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-28-2017
Replies: 8,962
Views: 875,528
Posted By Mute-on
Oh, this will require photos, for sure! Please :)

Oh, this will require photos, for sure!

Please :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-27-2017
Replies: 8,962
Views: 875,528
Posted By Mute-on
Leica M4 Black Paint, 1970. Finally :) Sent...

Leica M4 Black Paint, 1970. Finally :)


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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-26-2017
Replies: 178
Views: 44,306
Posted By Mute-on
I just purchased a black paint M4 on a trip to...

I just purchased a black paint M4 on a trip to Japan. The serial number 1266xxx dates it to 1970 and appears on the list in the batch of 969 cameras. I will post pics when I can, but the body is all...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-26-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 2,329
Posted By Mute-on
I just returned from a recent trip to Japan with...

I just returned from a recent trip to Japan with two bodies and three lenses, plus film, lightmeter, headphones, and other typical carry on necessities. All this was stashed in your item 3), using a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-09-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By Mute-on
I have the IROOA for my 35 2.8 Summaron. I use...

I have the IROOA for my 35 2.8 Summaron.
I use and prefer the 12585. It is vented and obscures less of the visible scene than the solid IROOA.


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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-08-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 3,572
Posted By Mute-on
Great tip! I'll try that on my upcoming trip to...

Great tip! I'll try that on my upcoming trip to Japan with my 0.58 MP.

I take it my M2 is a little closer to actual coverage?
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 03-24-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,514
Posted By Mute-on
Please provide your impressions of the XT20. A...

Please provide your impressions of the XT20. A comparison with the XE1 would be most useful, too!

Meanwhile, enjoy!

Cheers

J :)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-22-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 3,635
Posted By Mute-on
Also check out Billingham Hadley Digital for one...

Also check out Billingham Hadley Digital for one body, three lenses and accessories. If you would like the option of two bodies, Hadley Small.


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Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-22-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 3,635
Posted By Mute-on
I have the L2. Excellent bag for two Ms with...

I have the L2. Excellent bag for two Ms with lenses mounted, plus another lens, light meter, 5 rolls of film, do dads. A great bag to work from, particularly if you don't carry your M on a strap, but...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-14-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,169
Posted By Mute-on
Hmmm. My L2 doesn't have this wear either. I...

Hmmm. My L2 doesn't have this wear either.
I wear it cross body but tucked into the small of my back. If you have it bouncing off your hip or swinging to and fro as you walk, the strap could abrade...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-10-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 6,208
Posted By Mute-on
Correct. I have the 2.8 in M mount. A gem of a...

Correct. I have the 2.8 in M mount. A gem of a lens and perfect on an M2.

Enjoy!

J :)
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-04-2017
Replies: 247
Views: 19,733
Posted By Mute-on
This is certainly true in relation to a leica...

This is certainly true in relation to a leica film cameras. I have seen a steady escalation in film M prices over the last 12 months, such that what was once $1,000 to $1,200 is now closer to $1,400...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-11-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 2,970
Posted By Mute-on
I started off carrying an Xe-1 with 18-55 and a...

I started off carrying an Xe-1 with 18-55 and a few bits and bobs in a small shoulder bag around Paris. I barely lasted 2 days before the ache as unbearable. I was a little shocked since it really...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-10-2017
Replies: 1,649
Views: 472,295
Posted By Mute-on
Bloody brilliant! Have you considered chamfering...

Bloody brilliant!
Have you considered chamfering the leading edge, like the 35/2.8 Summaron, and I expect the V1 Summicron? It creates a nice angle for the index finger knuckle to rest in.

I'm in...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-29-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,866
Posted By Mute-on
To be fair, mate, I did buy both. I do think it's...

To be fair, mate, I did buy both. I do think it's a bit of a toss up. However the Billingham postage costs have gone through the roof since about 6 months ago. You will likely get a far better deal...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-29-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,866
Posted By Mute-on
Oh, and Brady canvas is refined like Billingham...

Oh, and Brady canvas is refined like Billingham but thick like Domke. Best of both, really :)


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Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-29-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,866
Posted By Mute-on
Get the Billingham And the Brady with A&A...

Get the Billingham
And the Brady with A&A insert.
You must compare them
It's the only way to really know ...
(There is also the Brady Stour. Cheaper than the others and same size. Also, Bradys have...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-29-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,866
Posted By Mute-on
I'll try to get photos over the next few days....

I'll try to get photos over the next few days. Bit of a crazy week ...

I also use the L2, which is a brilliant two body and lens bag to shoot from. The Brady is actually about the same capacity but...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-28-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,866
Posted By Mute-on
Check out Mainline Photographics for the A & A...

Check out Mainline Photographics for the A & A Acam 1100 insert or NY300/310 pouches. Insert into whichever bag takes your fancy.

I put the Acam 1000 insert into a Brady Trout small bag (Tom A's...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-27-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 12,597
Posted By Mute-on
Lovely idea! I like the aperture blades design,...

Lovely idea!

I like the aperture blades design, above.

Maybe it should just say "SHOOT" ;)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-26-2017
Replies: 391
Views: 65,745
Posted By Mute-on
Money. I don't have enough of it to drop $8k+ on...

Money. I don't have enough of it to drop $8k+ on a camera.
I could get a nice M2 and 7,000 printed photos for that cost, spread over at least 4 years.


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Forum: Photography General Interest 01-17-2017
Replies: 353
Views: 23,565
Posted By Mute-on
Cameras I have used, and in no particular order,...

Cameras I have used, and in no particular order, save for the Leica M2:
1. Leica M2
2. Hasselblad 500CM
3. Olympus mju II
4. Canon EOS 5
5. The 110 cartridge film camera (Kodak?) that started it...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-09-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,868
Posted By Mute-on
Buy a 1958 M2/3 to use with your 1958 Summicron...

Buy a 1958 M2/3 to use with your 1958 Summicron and Tri-X/HP5.

Put the money you save towards your next trip :)
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-06-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 51,731
Posted By Mute-on
Oh no, indeed! Reading of this a second time I am...

Oh no, indeed! Reading of this a second time I am more deeply saddened. Perhaps the magnitude of the loss to our community is sinking in.

We are lucky to have had so many moments immortalised in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-03-2017
Replies: 5,586
Views: 961,496
Posted By Mute-on
A nice intimate coffee with your two ladies ......

A nice intimate coffee with your two ladies ... Very nice :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2017
Replies: 61
Views: 3,441
Posted By Mute-on
As so clearly stated above, start here. Lens...

As so clearly stated above, start here. Lens choice then comes down to classic or modern, Leica or other, and $$.

Cheers

J :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-29-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 6,208
Posted By Mute-on
You bought a Leica body, so why not buy a Leica...

You bought a Leica body, so why not buy a Leica lens?

I use a 35 2.8 Summaron on an M2 and the two together are sublime. I've never been disappointed with the image quality from the Summaron, and...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-23-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 6,034
Posted By Mute-on
I find that if I'm just thinking about...

I find that if I'm just thinking about photographing without doing it, I get uncomfortable and disillusioned with what I could photograph. Stupid intellectualising.
Once I get a camera I like the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-15-2016
Replies: 185
Views: 24,027
Posted By Mute-on
As for the Leicas, keep the M2 for your 50mm, and...

As for the Leicas, keep the M2 for your 50mm, and buy a 0.58 MP for your 35. They both offer a similar eye relief with the viewfinder magnification, and there are no 135 frame lines in a 0.58. I use...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-13-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 5,883
Posted By Mute-on
I have an M2 and a 0.58 MP. I don't wear...

I have an M2 and a 0.58 MP. I don't wear glasses. Nevertheless, I far prefer the 0.58 finder of the MP for the 35 frame lines. I can comfortably see around them, much like a 50 on the M2. A 35 on...
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-29-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 4,668
Posted By Mute-on
Regardless of your choice of digital camera, keep...

Regardless of your choice of digital camera, keep the M4. They aren't making those any more, and they will never be superseded as film cameras.

I have an XE-1. It is very slow to AF with Fuji...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-29-2016
Replies: 82
Views: 14,390
Posted By Mute-on
I am very moved by this thread. There is much I...

I am very moved by this thread. There is much I need to change in how I record memories.

Johan, thank you for starting this thread nearly 5 years ago. You have left a poignant legacy in your...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-24-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,511
Posted By Mute-on
Cura chrome plated brass strap rings are the same...

Cura chrome plated brass strap rings are the same hardness as the lugs so won't chew them up. The rings are tumbled to remove sharp edges before plating. Easy to install and very smooth. Need to be...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-17-2016
Replies: 98
Views: 6,408
Posted By Mute-on
Disregarding the colour, the fact that the...

Disregarding the colour, the fact that the technology exists to manufacture Leica lenses in a range of colours is interesting. We already have black and silver anodized lenses. Some other "tasteful"...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-15-2016
Replies: 202
Views: 77,767
Posted By Mute-on
More importantly, red lens on silver chrome or...

More importantly, red lens on silver chrome or black body?

;)


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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-13-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 8,512
Posted By Mute-on
Sweet: Leica M2 Sexy: Hasselblad V (mostly the...

Sweet: Leica M2
Sexy: Hasselblad V (mostly the mirror but still brilliant)

J :)
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-30-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,423
Posted By Mute-on
Your B & W photos in particular are...

Your B & W photos in particular are wonderful.
Great series!
Cheers
J :)


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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-21-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 1,596
Posted By Mute-on
There is nothing like a Leica M. You have to use...

There is nothing like a Leica M. You have to use one to discover if it speaks to you.

The M2 speaks loudest to me. The modern MP, less so.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-10-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 2,292
Posted By Mute-on
Maybe a wrist strap when you get the M3 back? I'd...

Maybe a wrist strap when you get the M3 back?
I'd send the lens to DAG to be checked with the camera. Just in case ...
Good luck!
J :)


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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-09-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,717
Posted By Mute-on
My M2 jammed solid from a piece of felt strip...

My M2 jammed solid from a piece of felt strip winding around the shutter curtain.
Required disassembly and fixed with CLA.



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Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-03-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,387
Posted By Mute-on
This is an excellent point. It will be...

This is an excellent point. It will be interesting to see if these limited edition digital bodies retain their value once superseded. Unlike the film bodies, even now, I doubt we will see the same...
Forum: Off Topic 10-03-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 404
Posted By Mute-on
Australia Post uses trained snails

That is impressively slow. Don't slip on your step on the way out!
I can't beat that in Melbourne, but as a counterpoint I have received packages from Denmark in less than 3 days door to door. USPS...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2016
Replies: 214
Views: 15,463
Posted By Mute-on
Brilliant! J :) Sent from my iPhone using...

Brilliant!

J :)


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Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 3,635
Posted By Mute-on
Time to sell but which to keep

1. Tough choice. If you use it regularly, MP, otherwise M2.
2. Nikon F.
3. The Hassy.
4. M8 , the first leica digital M and will likely retain residual value for longer. Makes nice images too,...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-30-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 5,080
Posted By Mute-on
why do i do this?

Normal desire for challenge and the acquisition of knowledge, and a degree of certainty. Very often culminates in a major purchase ($ or change in direction), or a prolonged interest.
Some call...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-24-2016
Replies: 5,586
Views: 961,496
Posted By Mute-on
There's no shortcut "like" button so ... LIKE...

There's no shortcut "like" button so ...
LIKE :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2016
Replies: 104
Views: 4,452
Posted By Mute-on
One camera, one lens, one film

Camera:
M2 with 35 Summaron and Kodak Portra 400
or
MP 0.58 with 28 Elmarit ASPH and Kodak Ektar

Bag:
One camera - Billingham Hadley small
Two cameras - Billingham L2 or Hadley Pro

Cheers
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-21-2016
Replies: 101
Views: 6,137
Posted By Mute-on
Late 1963 lever rewind, self-timer. Lovely. I'm...

Late 1963 lever rewind, self-timer. Lovely.
I'm hankering after a button rewind no self-timer for some reason. ;)


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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-18-2016
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,800,824
Posted By Mute-on
Beautiful. Congratulations ! Summaron attached?

Beautiful. Congratulations !

Summaron attached?
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-17-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,510
Posted By Mute-on
To add to the above, a decently wide strap of 2...

To add to the above, a decently wide strap of 2 inches or more that doesn't require a separate shoulder pad. Attention should also be paid to the position of adjusting buckles such that they don't...
Forum: Travel 09-06-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 3,492
Posted By Mute-on
Took the family to Japan in March this year....

Took the family to Japan in March this year. Stayed in Tokyo and Kyoto for 4 days each. Planning a similar trip for next year.
I would highly recommend these destinations for any fist time visitor...
Forum: Off Topic 09-04-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By Mute-on
Wow! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Wow!


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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-25-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,425
Posted By Mute-on
Is this on film? Looks suspiciously like a film...

Is this on film? Looks suspiciously like a film damage or processing issue. Agree that this doesn't look like a flare issue.



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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-25-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,237
Posted By Mute-on
Brilliant!!! They way your hand moves in to touch...

Brilliant!!!
They way your hand moves in to touch the shutter release is hilarious too :)


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Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-24-2016
Replies: 78
Views: 25,334
Posted By Mute-on
Couldn't agree more! I could justify the entry...

Couldn't agree more!

I could justify the entry price into digital M if this was the case :)


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