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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 67
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Posted By splitimageview
Congrats! Which rangefinder mod did you get?

Congrats!

Which rangefinder mod did you get?
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 773
Posted By splitimageview
This has been the situation for some time,...

This has been the situation for some time, several months at least, so Iím not sure itís related to tax season.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 773
Posted By splitimageview
Protections are the same on fb as here.

Protections are the same on fb as here.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 773
Posted By splitimageview
Facebook is grabbing classifieds from Craiglist...

Facebook is grabbing classifieds from Craiglist and also focusing on interest groups/communities/forums...they spent a few million on a Super Bowl ad promoting fb groups. There are untold numbers of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 773
Posted By splitimageview
The market appears to be slow in RFF Classifieds

Many items for sale, but not much movement, or so it seems...many items which appear to be well-priced and good quality, offered by well-known reliable sellers, sit unsold for weeks...items which...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 963
Posted By splitimageview
Yes, the chrome plating was over nickel

Yes, the chrome plating was over nickel
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 883
Posted By splitimageview
I’ve owned several T2s and a T3 over the years,...

I’ve owned several T2s and a T3 over the years, back when they sold for a couple hundred. This in no way offers the same pocketability, but it does offer a much bigger viewfinder, ground glass...
Forum: RFF Polls 5 Days Ago
Replies: 83
Views: 1,793
Posted By splitimageview
Short hoods for protection but not for flare. I...

Short hoods for protection but not for flare. I rather like flare.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 5 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 2,877
Posted By splitimageview
Beauty! ...

Beauty!

...
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 565
Posted By splitimageview
Well said, although I have zooms whose purchase I...

Well said, although I have zooms whose purchase I haven’t yet second guessed.

:)
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 565
Posted By splitimageview
I don't see photography or art in general as a...

I don't see photography or art in general as a contest for 'likes', or comments (no matter what site it may be posted.)

There are many images that get a lot of attention, images I don't particularly...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 2,258
Posted By splitimageview
There are some excellent AF and AF-D lenses that...

There are some excellent AF and AF-D lenses that sell for almost nothing.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,108
Posted By splitimageview
I've added 3 o-rings, although when retracted the...

I've added 3 o-rings, although when retracted the Elmar barrel can't really get into the meter arm space anyway, so o-rings are really just an added bit of insurance.

It looks discrete, if not...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 674
Posted By splitimageview
I've owned many Ms and a couple of ZIs. The ZI...

I've owned many Ms and a couple of ZIs. The ZI weighs less, no doubt. That's a good thing. Heft alone does not necessarily equate with robustness, nor does lightness necessarily equate with the lack...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 963
Posted By splitimageview
I’d venture it’s likely a...

I’d venture it’s likely a repaint

https://cameraquest.com/ltmnum.htm
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By splitimageview
The Nylon 12 used in the second one is very...

The Nylon 12 used in the second one is very robust, yet very light. It's not going to wear at all. Plus it is a grip, not just a plate.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,108
Posted By splitimageview
Money well spent.

Money well spent.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 83
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Posted By splitimageview
Agreed. An SLR lens that doesn’t have decent...

Agreed. An SLR lens that doesn’t have decent close focus won’t qualify to be in my bag. :)

Another portrait gem...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,108
Posted By splitimageview
It doesn’t conflict with the meter arm, neither...

It doesn’t conflict with the meter arm, neither do my Summitar, Summicron, or Nikkor.

The Elmar is the closest but it hits some sort of bulkhead before can reach the space where the arm is. I’m...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,108
Posted By splitimageview
@wjlapier do you frame the 28mm using the entire...

@wjlapier do you frame the 28mm using the entire viewfinder?

That’s a pretty combo. I need to get an Amedeo adapter so I can use my 50 and 35 S mount Nikkors...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 83
Views: 5,090
Posted By splitimageview
The 45 pancake is *definitely* overpriced for its...

The 45 pancake is *definitely* overpriced for its performance, which is good for a Tessar, not that that says very much. it’s more of a collector lens and still sells for $300ish, plus or minus. The...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,108
Posted By splitimageview
this one...but it's already en route to Hong Kong...

this one...but it's already en route to Hong Kong to its new owner, sorry @mikel :(

http://restoration35.com/images/2020/02/11/DSC_8114.jpg
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,108
Posted By splitimageview
That's really good news, a strong statement from...

That's really good news, a strong statement from DAG... :)

http://restoration35.com/images/2020/02/15/IMG_6669.jpg
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,108
Posted By splitimageview
Awesome! Can't beat DAG. Too many Leicaphiles...

Awesome! Can't beat DAG.

Too many Leicaphiles look askance at the lowly CL, keeping the prices low. It's not a real M, made in Japan, blah blah....

Good thing, I'd rather shoot with this CL than...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,108
Posted By splitimageview
I could have, as I’ve sent many cameras and...

I could have, as I’ve sent many cameras and lenses to him before. All the good Leica techs are booked solid, and there are fewer of them who will still work on CLs.

I figured DAG would take a lot...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,108
Posted By splitimageview
The irony here was that I wasn’t looking for fast...

The irony here was that I wasn’t looking for fast turnaround but when the extrapolation resulted in a two year total time, that was a bit much. :)

For anyone that has a CL, I’d recommend getting it...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,108
Posted By splitimageview
Update on Lazzari Repair

http://restoration35.com/images/2020/02/14/IMG_6659.jpg

Apologies for the long post. :}

A couple of months ago I posted a thread about a repair experience with Gus Lazzari concerning two Leica...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,637
Views: 90,414
Posted By splitimageview
On the other hand, it seems to be a rather...

On the other hand, it seems to be a rather dramatic transition from sharp to blur. An MTF graph does not typically 'drop off the cliff' in that manner. Even if it were to do so, it would be present...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,869,545
Posted By splitimageview
There is an LTM...

There is an LTM version.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=615567#post615567
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,637
Views: 90,414
Posted By splitimageview
Also is some weirdness in the upper left corner...

Also is some weirdness in the upper left corner of this one. Again, a quick transition from sharp to fuzzy. This one appears to have been cropped? as the dimensions are different from the other photo...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,637
Views: 90,414
Posted By splitimageview
Also seems to be a quick transition from sharp to...

Also seems to be a quick transition from sharp to mushy in the upper right corner, if you download the full image file from flickr
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 5,103
Posted By splitimageview
I would not be surprised if they service M5s.

I would not be surprised if they service M5s.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 67
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Posted By splitimageview
DAG, Sherry Krauter, possibly Gus Lazzari,...

DAG, Sherry Krauter, possibly Gus Lazzari, possibly Leica. Someone posted recently (can't remember if it was on this forum or not) that they sent their M5 to Leica USA and they sent it to Germany...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 5,103
Posted By splitimageview
Correct, this was the last one. I suppose they...

Correct, this was the last one. I suppose they could change their minds later, it's just they are so swamped with work as it is...in the meantime there are other repair depots who will work on them.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,869,545
Posted By splitimageview
No, it was originally chrome, it was ceramic...

No, it was originally chrome, it was ceramic coated along with the M5.
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By splitimageview
I had a collapsible, they are rare. It's now in...

I had a collapsible, they are rare. It's now in the hands of another RFFer. :)

I'd like to try the rigid...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7,543
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Posted By splitimageview
sorry. can't stop!...

sorry. can't stop! :)


http://restoration35.com/images/2020/02/11/DSC_8114.jpg
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 5,103
Posted By splitimageview
The services that Alan and James Starkie offer at...

The services that Alan and James Starkie offer at cameraworks-uk are unique, such as the frameline mask, titanium shutters, and restoration of wartime red shutter curtains. On top of that, their...
Forum: Fuji X Series 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By splitimageview
Check the flange focal distances that are longer...

Check the flange focal distances that are longer than that of Fuji XF:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flange_focal_distance
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By splitimageview
Try this...

Try this thread:

https://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=162559
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By splitimageview
@jonmanjiro posted about this lens a while back,...

@jonmanjiro posted about this lens a while back, if I'm not mistaken. I'll see if I can find the thread...
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 150
Views: 58,070
Posted By splitimageview
Nikon...

Nikon One:
https://www.cameraquest.com/jpg4/nrf_609350_020.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,010
Posted By splitimageview
That amount of haze will reduce contrast quite a...

That amount of haze will reduce contrast quite a bit.

But you're in the lens for essentially nothing, can't hurt to spend a bit to clean it up. It may not clean up completely, but it should be much...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 5,103
Posted By splitimageview
Yes, I have a shipment arriving today. This was...

Yes, I have a shipment arriving today.

This was a difficult project, it took fully a year, as I shipped the gear to them in Feb 2019. The time frame was lengthened due to some gear that had...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,010
Posted By splitimageview
Lens value depends on glass condition, inspect it...

Lens value depends on glass condition, inspect it with an LED flashlight and tell us what degree of haze, and anything else you see. Does the aperture and focus move smoothly?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 837
Posted By splitimageview
Interesting...could be authentic, likely,...

Interesting...could be authentic, likely, even.

Summitar is uncoated I presume?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 3,163
Posted By splitimageview
Leica CL. :D And the shutter speed dial is easy...

Leica CL. :D

And the shutter speed dial is easy to turn with the eye at the viewfinder.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 3,163
Posted By splitimageview
A lens designed for an RF doesn't have to clear...

A lens designed for an RF doesn't have to clear the mirror, which gives optical designers more flexibility so the rear of the lens can be much closer to the film plane. This results in less...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 837
Posted By splitimageview
Not sure he is on here much, but he has responded...

Not sure he is on here much, but he has responded quickly to my emails.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 837
Posted By splitimageview
Try emailing Jim Lager, he’s been quick to...

Try emailing Jim Lager, he’s been quick to respond to my inquiries.

jlager100 at yahoo
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,800
Posted By splitimageview
Just asking; it's your choice, after all. You...

Just asking; it's your choice, after all. You don't *have* to do anything. :)

If M6 metering is 'bad' and you're getting good results with sunny 16 instead, then it certainly could be used with good...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,800
Posted By splitimageview
why not sunny 16 with your Nikkormats?

why not sunny 16 with your Nikkormats?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,800
Posted By splitimageview
If you want an RF with a meter on the top plate,...

If you want an RF with a meter on the top plate, spring for a Konica Auto S2, great lens and viewfinder. Refurbed examples cost nothing compared to an M6.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,202
Posted By splitimageview
Nikon F80 databack goes from ‘98 to ‘49

Nikon F80 databack goes from ‘98 to ‘49
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,800
Posted By splitimageview
Not sure I follow this?

Not sure I follow this?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,637
Views: 90,414
Posted By splitimageview
I haven't seen the form as I'm waiting for the 35...

I haven't seen the form as I'm waiting for the 35 LTM. If that denotes an official announcement it's great news!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,637
Views: 90,414
Posted By splitimageview
At this point, does even Mr. Zhou know if such a...

At this point, does even Mr. Zhou know if such a lens would even commence to be designed?:D
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 2,446
Posted By splitimageview
Ah yes, you had told me that before....

Ah yes, you had told me that before. Unfortunately he's not making the LTM adapter any longer...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By splitimageview
https://hansbraakhuis.nl/

https://hansbraakhuis.nl/
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 2,446
Posted By splitimageview
Definitely compact! What adapter is used with...

Definitely compact!

What adapter is used with the 28 Nikkor, @wjlapier?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 2,446
Posted By splitimageview
I think it’s actually 0.8m for the CL. The RF...

I think it’s actually 0.8m for the CL. The RF base is indeed short (not that the R or R2 is all that long, either) but for a small camera like the CL it doesn’t make much sense to use large fast...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,202
Posted By splitimageview
The databack for the G1 also ends at 2019...

The databack for the G1 also ends at 2019...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,278
Posted By splitimageview
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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,278
Posted By splitimageview
I won't send her anything again, not for anything...

I won't send her anything again, not for anything related to her skills, however. DAG!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,278
Posted By splitimageview
Really depends on the deal and the condition of...

Really depends on the deal and the condition of an M5 that comes along...'keep your eyes peeled' as my dad used to say, and who knows what may appear...

Since the beginning of my buying camera gear,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,278
Posted By splitimageview
If it were me I wouldn't worry too much about...

If it were me I wouldn't worry too much about service down the road, the additional complexity of the M5 is pretty much all about the meter. If that were to fail, it's still usable and serviceable...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,278
Posted By splitimageview
I won’t use Sherry again, DAG would get the...

I won’t use Sherry again, DAG would get the work.

I got my M5 here on RFF, about 1/3 the price that people are asking for M6s nowadays. Ergonomically superior, IMHO
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,637
Views: 90,414
Posted By splitimageview
Yes, this is a huge thread, but a 0.7m close...

Yes, this is a huge thread, but a 0.7m close focus LTM replica was discussed earlier. I hope they decide to do 0.7m instead of just 1m.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By splitimageview
Paris Museums Put 60,000+ Historic Photos Online, Copyright-Free

Paris Museums Put 60,000+ Historic Photos Online, Copyright-Free...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 2,258
Posted By splitimageview
Perhaps my most enjoyable photo trip was to...

Perhaps my most enjoyable photo trip was to Bermuda, where I brought a 24/2.8 and a 50/1.8 with a D300, when it was the latest model and there was no full frame Nikon.

I wouldn’t hesitate to take...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 2,258
Posted By splitimageview
The only thing about the 5D is the crappy LCD and...

The only thing about the 5D is the crappy LCD and menu system.. :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,596
Posted By splitimageview
90/2.8 Tele Elmarit, nice and light, actually...

90/2.8 Tele Elmarit, nice and light, actually pretty much the same size as the 90/4 Elmar.

If weight isn't an issue, 85/2 Nikkor.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 2,258
Posted By splitimageview
I just picked up a seldom-used D300, haven't used...

I just picked up a seldom-used D300, haven't used one since I bought one new back in the day.

$150 bargain!

I don't need new fangled modern high ISO, have other cameras for that, so it should be...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By splitimageview
OK makes sense. It's not a modern lens of course,...

OK makes sense. It's not a modern lens of course, like the Millenium.

The Amedeo adapter for 50mm internal mount lenses is fantastic, if that helps. :)

My vote is the 35/1.4 Zeiss.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By splitimageview
If you have to get an adapter for your Millenium,...

If you have to get an adapter for your Millenium, why not a 35/2.5 Nikkor?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 11,632
Posted By splitimageview
The Towers are rebadged Niccas, no differences.

The Towers are rebadged Niccas, no differences.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 11,632
Posted By splitimageview
Good deal! Niccas are tops. Should be the same...

Good deal! Niccas are tops.

Should be the same size, here is a Type 3 Nicca with a III and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,869,545
Posted By splitimageview
M5 with black ceramic coating and Titanium...

M5 with black ceramic coating and Titanium shutters, by Alan and James Starkie cameraworks-uk.com. Camera was originally chrome and was in good working order but the chrome had seen better...
Forum: Olympus RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By splitimageview
That shouldn't affect anything. What does it look...

That shouldn't affect anything. What does it look like if you look through the back of the camera, with the shutter held open on B?
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-21-2020
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By splitimageview
Can you post a link to it? I can see no reason...

Can you post a link to it?

I can see no reason to adapt M to G, especially at that price, so I'm very curious.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-21-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 619
Posted By splitimageview
That's most likely cookies/cache related. Try...

That's most likely cookies/cache related. Try clearing those in your browser.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-21-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 619
Posted By splitimageview
Haven't ever seen captcha, but there are routine...

Haven't ever seen captcha, but there are routine database slowdowns here.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-21-2020
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By splitimageview
I had Hawk Peng convert G to M some years ago,...

I had Hawk Peng convert G to M some years ago, but the original question was adapting M lenses to G, unless it was phrased...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-20-2020
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By splitimageview
No The flange focal distance of the G is...

No

The flange focal distance of the G is slightly longer than M and almost equal for LTM which would make such an adapter more challenging to design.

Would also mean guess focusing...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-20-2020
Replies: 60
Views: 2,002
Posted By splitimageview
Partial to Sonnars here. Iíd go for a Nikkor 50/2...

Partial to Sonnars here. Iíd go for a Nikkor 50/2 LTM or a modern 50/1.5 Sonnar.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-20-2020
Replies: 33
Views: 856
Posted By splitimageview
To each their own. Testing focus on a mirrorless...

To each their own. Testing focus on a mirrorless won't guarantee accurate focus on a rangefinder, due to the complicating factor of the RF cam. I don't have a mirrorless that uses an RF cam (and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-20-2020
Replies: 33
Views: 856
Posted By splitimageview
Just not my cup o' tea. Obtaining shims of...

Just not my cup o' tea. Obtaining shims of various thicknesses, testing with film, trying another shim, shooting more film for when the first shim doesn't work out, repeat as necessary. Combine this...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-20-2020
Replies: 33
Views: 856
Posted By splitimageview
Lots of comments about 'shimming' in this thread,...

Lots of comments about 'shimming' in this thread, lenses originally built correctly wouldn't need this. If others want to do this work, including the necessary testing to confirm accurate focus, more...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-19-2020
Replies: 33
Views: 856
Posted By splitimageview
I'll leave the Russian experimentation to others,...

I'll leave the Russian experimentation to others, good luck to everyone who eventually gets a winner. :)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-19-2020
Replies: 33
Views: 856
Posted By splitimageview
Depends on what the definition of 'usable' is. :)...

Depends on what the definition of 'usable' is. :) Sure, there are cheap LTM lenses, but there is a reason they are cheap... :)

SBOOI are not all that expensive...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 01-18-2020
Replies: 25
Views: 677
Posted By splitimageview
Plastidip comes off too easily, in my...

Plastidip comes off too easily, in my experience...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-17-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By splitimageview
Sonnar goodness! Adapters for the external mount...

Sonnar goodness!

Adapters for the external mount lenses with helicals can be obtained for reasonable prices...it’s RF coupling that complicates matters and increases the price...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 01-17-2020
Replies: 25
Views: 677
Posted By splitimageview
Sugru is great! I've fashioned it on the back of...

Sugru is great! I've fashioned it on the back of Fuji cameras as a grip of sorts, also to prevent accidental button presses...should work great on your Retina. Keep us posted...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-14-2020
Replies: 83
Views: 5,090
Posted By splitimageview
Enjoying your pics with this lens,...

Enjoying your pics with this lens, dourbalistar

:)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-14-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By splitimageview
Had forgotten about that project after 4 1/2...

Had forgotten about that project after 4 1/2 years. :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-14-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,058
Posted By splitimageview
Although the Nikkor was more optimized for...

Although the Nikkor was more optimized for performance at closer distance, this looks extreme; optimizing for close doesn't imply 'infinity is woefully poor.' Would you be interested in comparing...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-14-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,058
Posted By splitimageview
In my experience, these lenses have low...

In my experience, these lenses have low contrast/veiling flare wide-open, which goes away by f/2, and by f/5.6 they are quite contrasty, with good resolution to the edge; certainly by f/11 they...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-14-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,058
Posted By splitimageview
Leica won the war based on a single out-of-spec...

Leica won the war based on a single out-of-spec lens?
:D
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-12-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,058
Posted By splitimageview
The 1.4 looks whacked. That is not normal for a...

The 1.4 looks whacked. That is not normal for a (Sonnar) Nikkor at f/8
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-12-2020
Replies: 33
Views: 849
Posted By splitimageview
A bit more distortion, although hard to tell the...

A bit more distortion, although hard to tell the difference, closer focus, and a wider view. :)

If looking at Nikkor, to save some funds, I'd get the 50/1.8 AIS Pancake, no distortion.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-12-2020
Replies: 33
Views: 849
Posted By splitimageview
FE2s are well-built and rarely fail, unless they...

FE2s are well-built and rarely fail, unless they are neglected or abused, which is the case for many cameras sourced via ebay. Electronics can fail within weeks of manufacturing; decades down the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-12-2020
Replies: 33
Views: 849
Posted By splitimageview
I'm considering putting a few items up for sale,...

I'm considering putting a few items up for sale, might include a G1/45 and possibly the 40/2 Ultron. Also have a Contax 159MM (that had mirror slip but has been serviced) and a 45/2.8 Tessar. The 159...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-12-2020
Replies: 33
Views: 849
Posted By splitimageview
I don't think you'd be disappointed with either...

I don't think you'd be disappointed with either of those choices for rendering, I have both of them.

The latest version Ultron focuses to 0.25m without the need for close-up lenses, and the FE2 has...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-11-2020
Replies: 83
Views: 5,090
Posted By splitimageview
Same mount, but smaller/lighter than any of the...

Same mount, but smaller/lighter than any of the other 50/1.8 varieties, and closer focus than the other pancake varieties.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-10-2020
Replies: 83
Views: 5,090
Posted By splitimageview
All the manual focus were made in Japan, later...

All the manual focus were made in Japan, later AFD versions are marked MIJ as well as MIC.

Same optics in the 0.6m as the 0.45m versions.

More here...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-09-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1,202
Posted By splitimageview
That's it! I'm never again buying a new Contax.:D

That's it! I'm never again buying a new Contax.:D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-09-2020
Replies: 83
Views: 5,090
Posted By splitimageview
I got mine from here on rff. :) Yes, although...

I got mine from here on rff. :)



Yes, although the manual focus action is not in the same league. I have a made in Japan version of the AF-D.

Weights:
pancake: 173g
AF-D: 157g
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-09-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1,203
Posted By splitimageview
Manual focus on the 8008 is easy. Not sure if...

Manual focus on the 8008 is easy. Not sure if other models have different screens or magnifications.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-09-2020
Replies: 83
Views: 5,090
Posted By splitimageview
For the closer focus, yes, get the Japanese...

For the closer focus, yes, get the Japanese version.

As to how much, that’s an individual decision.

If you’re patient they pop up at fair prices, as not everyone knows about the specifics of these.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-08-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1,203
Posted By splitimageview
Just got an N8008, for less than a $2 roll of...

Just got an N8008, for less than a $2 roll of film...solid camera with a really great viewfinder, easy to focus manually, AF is quite sufficient for film use; accuracy is a priority over speed. Never...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-08-2020
Replies: 1,637
Views: 90,414
Posted By splitimageview
Thanks for the continuous updates. Question...

Thanks for the continuous updates.

Question about the 35mm viewfinder: will they be available separately from the lens?
Forum: Olympus RF 01-07-2020
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By splitimageview
The SP is larger and with a greater...

The SP is larger and with a greater magnification, easy to determine with one camera on each eye. The RC and RD are identical in size and mag. I don't wear glasses so can't comment in that regard.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-07-2020
Replies: 1,637
Views: 90,414
Posted By splitimageview
Web images are woefully inadequate for comparison...

Web images are woefully inadequate for comparison purposes, there are simply too many variables (exposure, scanning and many more) to come to any conclusions.
Forum: Olympus RF 01-07-2020
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By splitimageview
I have all 3 and will post a comparison as soon...

I have all 3 and will post a comparison as soon as I get coffee. :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-06-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 885
Posted By splitimageview
12 megapixel is good enough for 'huge' prints,...

12 megapixel is good enough for 'huge' prints, billboards have been made with half that much... ;)

But 24 gives room for cropping without losing too much res...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 885
Posted By splitimageview
Older digitals are huge bargains! One reason why...

Older digitals are huge bargains!

One reason why the major manufacturers are losing a lot of money.,,
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-04-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By splitimageview
I didn't know Radu did Contax, thanks for that....

I didn't know Radu did Contax, thanks for that. I've sent him a lot of Alpa and he's quick, reasonably priced, and reliable.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2020
Replies: 82
Views: 2,233
Posted By splitimageview
Nice pics, @timmyjoe!

Nice pics, @timmyjoe!
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2020
Replies: 82
Views: 2,233
Posted By splitimageview
True of any mirrorless system. Unfortunately...

True of any mirrorless system.

Unfortunately pretty much all digitals released in the last few years can manage low light handily, so this doesn’t narrow things down for you, @helenhill!

Therefore...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-30-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 6,740
Posted By splitimageview
Not as described!:D

Not as described!:D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-28-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,552
Posted By splitimageview
The current version is f/4, is that the one you...

The current version is f/4, is that the one you have?

It's far better than the first two versions, which were pretty much crap. I owned the first version unfortunately...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-28-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,552
Posted By splitimageview
Are you referring to this...

Are you referring to this one?

http://www.dslrbodies.com/_Media/bythom_nikkor_17-35mm_med.jpeg
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,444
Posted By splitimageview
For SLR, a Contax 139 or 159 with 35/2.8 (or not...

For SLR, a Contax 139 or 159 with 35/2.8 (or not as wide 45/2.8 pancake); Nikon FM/FE and derivatives with 35/2.8; for AF with flash, Nikon F80/N80 with 35/2 or one of many available small wide...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-27-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,552
Posted By splitimageview
I have one of those on the way, too. Looking...

I have one of those on the way, too. Looking forward to trying it, apparently it's well-corrected and an excellent performer.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-27-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 6,740
Posted By splitimageview
F/1.4 was ultra fast. :) F/2.8 was fast.

F/1.4 was ultra fast. :)

F/2.8 was fast.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-27-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 6,740
Posted By splitimageview
2.8 was considered a fast lens back in the...

2.8 was considered a fast lens back in the day...bear in mind, Kodachrome was originally ASA 10...

Just keeping things in perspective. :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-26-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,259
Posted By splitimageview
Yes! Or CL.

Yes! Or CL.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-26-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,259
Posted By splitimageview
I’ll take Hexar RF, CLE or Zeiss Ikon film...

I’ll take Hexar RF, CLE or Zeiss Ikon film loading over any bottom loader... :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-26-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,259
Posted By splitimageview
As mentioned earlier, the removable tulip-style...

As mentioned earlier, the removable tulip-style takeup spool that DAG may still sell, makes this quite an easy mod on an M2. Just remove the original takeup spool and insert the tulip spool in its...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,259
Posted By splitimageview
Ultimately the practical focus accuracy of these...

Ultimately the practical focus accuracy of these cameras is more dependent on the individual photographer and the calibration of the RF and the cam in the specific camera body.

Assuming...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,259
Posted By splitimageview
Prism separation can happen but there are now...

Prism separation can happen but there are now several techs who can repair the prism for reasonable prices.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,259
Posted By splitimageview
That’s exactly right, except the claim is...

That’s exactly right, except the claim is correct; RFs are more accurate with higher magnification, even by simply adding an accessory magnifier.

The formula is:

b' = (e * f^2) / (k * z) where b'...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,259
Posted By splitimageview
The mathematical equation for accuracy uses both...

The mathematical equation for accuracy uses both the mag and the baselength...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-25-2019
Replies: 1,637
Views: 90,414
Posted By splitimageview
Looking good! Please let us know when LTM will be...

Looking good! Please let us know when LTM will be available to order.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,259
Posted By splitimageview
Interestingly, the IIIg (and other models of II...

Interestingly, the IIIg (and other models of II and III) has a shorter RF baselength but greater magnification, so the rangefinder is actually more accurate than an M3, by roughly 10%. It's a bigger...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,259
Posted By splitimageview
You might ask DAG if he still offers the...

You might ask DAG if he still offers the tulip-style takeup spool for M2. It’s a removable piece, and basically is M4-style loading. It will also work in the M3 but the frame counter won’t reset...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 12-23-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 822
Posted By splitimageview
Wouldn't be surprised if Amazon, Google, or Apple...

Wouldn't be surprised if Amazon, Google, or Apple acquire O or N at some point in the near future...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-22-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By splitimageview
i'd agree, for someone actually hunting for a...

i'd agree, for someone actually hunting for a 28/2 solution. An accidental bargain find is another matter :)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-22-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By splitimageview
Pro Camera, procamera.us. Reasonable prices,...

Pro Camera, procamera.us. Reasonable prices, fast, reliable.

You should be able to get more than $60 for the misc stuff which means the 28 is free, or better.

CLA it and try it!
Forum: Nikon RF 12-19-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 6,999
Posted By splitimageview
Hmm. I never had to move my eyeball around to see...

Hmm. I never had to move my eyeball around to see the 35mm frames using an S3. I don't shoot with glasses, I could see that happening with the eye farther from the eyepiece however.

I used to shoot...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-18-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 6,999
Posted By splitimageview
Agreed with regards to the size of the Millenium....

Agreed with regards to the size of the Millenium. Great optic, but I didn't need an f/1.4 lens, so now use a perfect example of the much smaller f/2.
Forum: Nikon RF 12-18-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 6,999
Posted By splitimageview
I have had 3 of the S3-2000s, two chrome and one...

I have had 3 of the S3-2000s, two chrome and one black. I found them to be superb. I've never owned an original S3, although I've had several SPs, including the SP 2005.

@Highway61's description...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-18-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 6,999
Posted By splitimageview
Thanks, I was unaware the P was life-size. How...

Thanks, I was unaware the P was life-size. How much extra is visible outside the frame on the P? The S3 frames are pretty close to the edge of the viewfinder.
Forum: Nikon RF 12-18-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 6,999
Posted By splitimageview
For anyone that likes to shoot with a 35mm lens,...

For anyone that likes to shoot with a 35mm lens, the S3 viewfinder is life-size even at that focal length. Are there any other rangefinders that have such a large view for that focal length? I'm...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-17-2019
Replies: 98
Views: 3,163
Posted By splitimageview
I feel quite good and special with my Nikons. :D

I feel quite good and special with my Nikons.

:D
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-16-2019
Replies: 98
Views: 3,163
Posted By splitimageview
OK, for your 20mm, what are the zone ranges? How...

OK, for your 20mm, what are the zone ranges? How do you quickly move from one zone to another?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-16-2019
Replies: 98
Views: 3,163
Posted By splitimageview
I've never handled an M where the shutter dial...

I've never handled an M where the shutter dial could be rotated with one finger, except for M5s.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-16-2019
Replies: 98
Views: 3,163
Posted By splitimageview
I'm not following this. Zone or scale focus is...

I'm not following this.

Zone or scale focus is pre-set, that's what makes it so useful for street shooting. Doesn't matter what the focus direction is, no need for quick reactions, as it's already...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-16-2019
Replies: 98
Views: 3,163
Posted By splitimageview
I’ve never owned or handled any M dial that was...

I’ve never owned or handled any M dial that was loose enough to do that...out of hundreds
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-16-2019
Replies: 98
Views: 3,163
Posted By splitimageview
Can you explain what you specifically are...

Can you explain what you specifically are referring to with regards to ‘crap shutter speed dial?’

In my experience the only M dial of any note is the M5’s.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-13-2019
Replies: 1,637
Views: 90,414
Posted By splitimageview
@KEVIN-XU 愛 forever must be commended for...

@KEVIN-XU 愛 forever must be commended for answering all the questions in this thread, whether they be relevant to the project or not. :)

I’m leaning towards black LTM and black viewfinder.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 6,740
Posted By splitimageview
What are Nikkormat Fxx, FM and FE if they are not...

What are Nikkormat Fxx, FM and FE if they are not F bodies?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-13-2019
Replies: 1,637
Views: 90,414
Posted By splitimageview
@KEVIN-XU 愛 forever will the bayonet version be...

@KEVIN-XU 愛 forever will the bayonet version be in customer's hands prior to the LTM version starting production?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 6,740
Posted By splitimageview
Is it possible to swap the ring with the AI tab...

Is it possible to swap the ring with the AI tab from an FM onto an FE2?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-12-2019
Replies: 1,637
Views: 90,414
Posted By splitimageview
Patents and copyrights are quite different...

Patents and copyrights are quite different things, assuming the optical design of the 8 element was indeed patented, it would have long since expired
Forum: Photo Software 12-12-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 2,098
Posted By splitimageview
Capture One. Download the trial...perpetual or...

Capture One.

Download the trial...perpetual or subscription options, with no messy cloud behavior.

Yes, learning curve with new software of this nature, thatís inevitable. I resisted this for a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-12-2019
Replies: 1,637
Views: 90,414
Posted By splitimageview
Very good, thanks for this

Very good, thanks for this
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-12-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 6,740
Posted By splitimageview
Heh. Um, yeah, they did. :D

Heh. Um, yeah, they did. :D
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-12-2019
Replies: 1,637
Views: 90,414
Posted By splitimageview
If this is indeed the case, 'stretching' the...

If this is indeed the case, 'stretching' the design to 1.4 has introduced quite a lot of distortion compared to the 8 element, which has virtually none. And at wider apertures it's not sharp like the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-12-2019
Replies: 1,637
Views: 90,414
Posted By splitimageview
Unfortunately, no one shoots the king of bokeh at...

Unfortunately, no one shoots the king of bokeh at f/4 for bokeh. :D
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-11-2019
Replies: 1,637
Views: 90,414
Posted By splitimageview
The problem with the 35/1.4 Nokton is too much...

The problem with the 35/1.4 Nokton is too much distortion, and really ugly OOF, and pretty soft wide open. The 40 is much better with regards to distortion and a little better with bokeh, but it's...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-11-2019
Replies: 1,637
Views: 90,414
Posted By splitimageview
35/1.4 Summilux steel...

35/1.4 Summilux steel rim

https://www.setadelstudios.com/products/leica-summilux-35mm-f1-4-1st-version-steel-rim-black-red-scale-lens-caps-rare
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-11-2019
Replies: 1,637
Views: 90,414
Posted By splitimageview
The 75 lux first shipped in 1980, the optics...

The 75 lux first shipped in 1980, the optics never changed in any of the versions. Assuming there actually was a patent for that design granted prior to that date, it would have already expired.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-11-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 6,740
Posted By splitimageview
Pancake 50/1.8 for the F. No distortion. But no...

Pancake 50/1.8 for the F. No distortion. But no meter coupling for Nikkormat...

http://restoration35.com/images/2019/12/11/IMG_6080-3.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-11-2019
Replies: 1,637
Views: 90,414
Posted By splitimageview
I don't see much demand for that. The appeal of...

I don't see much demand for that.

The appeal of a replica lens as I see it, is rarity as well as utility.

I.e., a rare (or otherwise expensive) lens that few of us would ever have the opportunity...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-10-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 6,740
Posted By splitimageview
Had my F2A since 1979, Sover freshened it up for...

Had my F2A since 1979, Sover freshened it up for another few decades of use. Big and heavy but not as big/heavy as some; ultra reliable and great viewfinder. The extended height shutter dial made it...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-10-2019
Replies: 1,637
Views: 90,414
Posted By splitimageview
It will uncouple when closer than 1m, so if you...

It will uncouple when closer than 1m, so if you focus closer than 1m, the RF image will not be in phase; no different than shooting any RF camera and not noticing the rangefinder is out...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-10-2019
Replies: 1,637
Views: 90,414
Posted By splitimageview
Yes, it's a manufacturer decision, of course. No...

Yes, it's a manufacturer decision, of course. No worries, this is an amazing project and hopefully it will be a success, ensuring more such projects. :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-10-2019
Replies: 1,637
Views: 90,414
Posted By splitimageview
Yes, exactly. It's really just a choice of the...

Yes, exactly. It's really just a choice of the manufacturer of what their priority is.

I would venture to say that replica optics are the most important aspect of the product, and since Leica *did*...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-10-2019
Replies: 1,637
Views: 90,414
Posted By splitimageview
All that work has to be done whether it's...

All that work has to be done whether it's redesigned for 1m, or designed for 0.7m...it's just a difference in the cam. For 0.7m, it would use the same cam as the bayonet version...

In any case, it's...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-10-2019
Replies: 1,637
Views: 90,414
Posted By splitimageview
It's the same exact lens, Raid. They are already...

It's the same exact lens, Raid. They are already committing to an LTM version, it's just a change of the mount, all they have to do is leave the RF coupling as-is for the LTM version.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-10-2019
Replies: 1,637
Views: 90,414
Posted By splitimageview
There is no technical reason why the LTM version...

There is no technical reason why the LTM version could not also focus to 0.7m, as original dual mounts can do.

It is fully understood (and completely acceptable) that the rangefinder would be...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-10-2019
Replies: 1,637
Views: 90,414
Posted By splitimageview
There is lingering ambiguity in this thread...

There is lingering ambiguity in this thread regarding the close focus of the upcoming LTM version. Ideally, it should focus to 0.7m, that way there is full capability when used on an M body with the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-09-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By splitimageview
Maybe try a diopter?

Maybe try a diopter?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-09-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By splitimageview
“Nice and sharp” — in photos? I.e., is focus...

“Nice and sharp” — in photos? I.e., is focus accurate?

Or are you describing strictly the view thru the viewfinder?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-08-2019
Replies: 1,637
Views: 90,414
Posted By splitimageview
“Since the dual mount is not an official LTM...

“Since the dual mount is not an official LTM version and the maker only has the original LTM version in hand. So it will not be possible for them to make the dual mount version you guys mentioned....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-08-2019
Replies: 1,637
Views: 90,414
Posted By splitimageview
Someone please point me to the news release about...

Someone please point me to the news release about the 25% tariff from China.
Forum: Nikon RF 12-07-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 699
Posted By splitimageview
You won't find a better external viewfinder for...

You won't find a better external viewfinder for 105 than the internal viewfinder on a life-size Nikon RF.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-06-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 683
Posted By splitimageview
I tend to agree with @Highway 61, the selector...

I tend to agree with @Highway 61, the selector dial is easy to remove, if you're handy and have the tools, here is a reference for cleaning, scroll down a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-02-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By splitimageview
I’ve been looking at prices of plain prisms and...

I’ve been looking at prices of plain prisms and bodies with plain prisms the past few weeks, they are actually quite a bit lower than they used to be.

The main problem with buying these is that it’s...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-02-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 2,181
Posted By splitimageview
And, a view of the new shutter curtains with the...

And, a view of the new shutter curtains with the camera put back together. Originally this was a chrome M5, now it's refinished in dark gray...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-30-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 6,999
Posted By splitimageview
If you shoot 35mm a lot and don’t wear glasses,...

If you shoot 35mm a lot and don’t wear glasses, the life size viewfinder of the S3 is a joy to behold. No other built-in viewfinder is nearly as large for that focal length, not even the SP. yeah,...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-29-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 4,317
Posted By splitimageview
Haven't a clue, those aren't mine. Just came...

Haven't a clue, those aren't mine. Just came across the pic on one of the camera groups on fb. :)
Forum: Photo Software 11-29-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,735
Posted By splitimageview
In my case, I find there is substantial 'point.'...

In my case, I find there is substantial 'point.' :)

There are several apps that have worked fine for me for years under older versions of Mac OS, that I don't want to upgrade as there is zero need,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-29-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By splitimageview
I'm pretty sure an AI or AIS lens will work in...

I'm pretty sure an AI or AIS lens will work in aperture priority mode on an F100 even without a chip, but only in center weighted mode, not matrix.

EDIT: seems this is agreed. :)
Forum: Photo Software 11-29-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,735
Posted By splitimageview
it's a software emulator. Typically people run...

it's a software emulator. Typically people run Windows on Macs using a virtual machine, although it's easy to run older Mac OS versions on Mac hardware using a virtual machine, too.

Look up Virtual...
Forum: Leica SL 11-29-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,279
Posted By splitimageview
Depends on the price differences, but digital...

Depends on the price differences, but digital bodies depreciate a lot, lenses not so much especially if you buy used , if that matters.
Forum: Photo Software 11-29-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,735
Posted By splitimageview
Aperture will work under virtual machine with...

Aperture will work under virtual machine with Mojave or other older OS. This can be done for free using Virtual Box or a little easier for a fee using VMWare Fusion or Parallels.

Or it will run fine...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-28-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 4,317
Posted By splitimageview
Seen on fb...

Seen on fb #182100

http://restoration35.com/images/2019/11/29/3A0EF82F-9EC8-4DE7-8F15-0261F8D7C5BD.jpg
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 11-28-2019
Replies: 283
Views: 72,431
Posted By splitimageview
Saw your black SP on fb, Mike. Beauty!

Saw your black SP on fb, Mike. Beauty!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-27-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 2,181
Posted By splitimageview
Considering the unique work that the Starkies...

Considering the unique work that the Starkies offer that no one else does, it’s not surprising they have lead times, as do all the respected techs like Lazarri and DAG. The former has had two Leicas...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-27-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 2,181
Posted By splitimageview
Ti actually seems a bit quieter, but so close as...

Ti actually seems a bit quieter, but so close as to be irrelevant
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-27-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 2,181
Posted By splitimageview
They quoted me £100, I provided the donor F2 body...

They quoted me £100, I provided the donor F2 body which was about $20.

For reference, Youxin charges $185 for cloth curtains, and about $60 on top of CLA cost to install them.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-26-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 2,181
Posted By splitimageview
Yes, I'm assuming 'different' but not necessarily...

Yes, I'm assuming 'different' but not necessarily 'louder.'
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-26-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 2,181
Posted By splitimageview
I'm sure it will be quite smooth and quiet, there...

I'm sure it will be quite smooth and quiet, there is no reason to think it would be otherwise. I'll be happy to post a sound comparison with a cloth shutter...

A Ti curtain is in no way a hack, it's...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-26-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 2,181
Posted By splitimageview
What would we do without haters? :D

What would we do without haters? :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-26-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 2,181
Posted By splitimageview
:D The contax shutter is an aluminum alloy,...

:D

The contax shutter is an aluminum alloy, right? As opposed to titanium...maybe this brings the M5 up to F2 standard. :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-26-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 2,181
Posted By splitimageview
http://restoration35.com/images/2019/11/26/4NqEuBP...

http://restoration35.com/images/2019/11/26/4NqEuBPbRTy8o6I1fkZ3Gw.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-26-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 2,181
Posted By splitimageview
Pretty much all the techs that do specialized...

Pretty much all the techs that do specialized work have long lead times now... :(




I'm curious to hear the M5 shutter in action...



Apparently mine got in under the wire...
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