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Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 04-26-2011
Replies: 1,830
Views: 371,616
Posted By fefe
M8 21mm, stitch of several vertical shots. Mt St...

M8 21mm, stitch of several vertical shots. Mt St Michel.
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Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-17-2011
Replies: 318
Views: 81,227
Posted By fefe
Received my black ZI yesterday. I was impressed...

Received my black ZI yesterday. I was impressed by the viewfinder clarity and size but found the meter readout a bit hard to see in bright light with glasses. I put a roll through it quickly...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-15-2010
Replies: 107
Views: 15,043
Posted By fefe
I see a few here think that because their 25...

I see a few here think that because their 25 years old computer still works, their M8 will last as long and unfortunately it's most likely not the case. The circuits used in these integrated devices...
Forum: Optics Theory - 11-03-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,553
Posted By fefe
I usually just look at it quickly, go and take...

I usually just look at it quickly, go and take pictures of things I usually photograph and if the result is what I expected then I am happy. I've never done close inspections and detailed focus tests...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-06-2010
Replies: 271
Views: 35,699
Posted By fefe
33, many of my lenses and some cameras are older...

33, many of my lenses and some cameras are older than me but that's not hard :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-04-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 15,520
Posted By fefe
The 90 macro elmar is very sharp, no distortion,...

The 90 macro elmar is very sharp, no distortion, no CA, close focusing, compact, light, cheap for a modern Leica, but not very high contrast and doesn't open very wide (but reaches its peak quality...
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-03-2009
Replies: 1,867
Views: 1,734,031
Posted By fefe
I like Hawthorne Bridge's Bokeh ;) (well the...

I like Hawthorne Bridge's Bokeh ;) (well the sharp subject is worth it as well :)).
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-30-2009
Replies: 74
Views: 5,731
Posted By fefe
I didn't have to use a solvent. My M8 lost the...

I didn't have to use a solvent. My M8 lost the ruberized black M8 markings by itself after 1 year or so from too much rubbing/use. When it started to look ugly, I cleaned the rest with my nail... I...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-16-2009
Replies: 1,159
Views: 416,284
Posted By fefe
More Super Ikonta...

More Super Ikonta III
http://elfefe.zenfolio.com/img/v6/p201241488-4.jpg

http://elfefe.zenfolio.com/img/v4/p355202884-4.jpg

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Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-16-2009
Replies: 1,159
Views: 416,284
Posted By fefe
Super Ikonta...

Super Ikonta 3
http://elfefe.zenfolio.com/img/v3/p648737062-4.jpg

http://elfefe.zenfolio.com/img/v8/p960413439-4.jpg

http://elfefe.zenfolio.com/img/v4/p961908867-4.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-13-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 3,015
Posted By fefe
http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=...

http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1489 :)

Something looks wrong in his study, I don't know why, but it does :).
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-01-2009
Replies: 350
Views: 128,084
Posted By fefe
http://elfefe.zenfolio.com/img/v6/p457665758-4.jpg...

http://elfefe.zenfolio.com/img/v6/p457665758-4.jpghttp://elfefe.zenfolio.com/img/v2/p834706868-4.jpg
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Forum: Optics Theory - 06-23-2009
Replies: 195
Views: 41,554
Posted By fefe
I got a nice flare here (looks like it's...

I got a nice flare here (looks like it's intentional but it actually wasn't). CV15, M8.
http://elfefe.zenfolio.com/img/v3/p378374249-3.jpg
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-09-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,169
Posted By fefe
Thanks ! It kind of disappeared after the 3rd...

Thanks ! It kind of disappeared after the 3rd frame, so I am hoping to be able to stop it without having to do that. But in the worst case that's what I'll end up doing.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-09-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,169
Posted By fefe
A coated Tessar. Thanks for the advice, and...

A coated Tessar.



Thanks for the advice, and yes it was happening mostly on the first frames. I'll try it on next roll.

I find it incredible that mechanics that old still work so well. I am not...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-08-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,169
Posted By fefe
Count another one in the club

Hi,
I got a nice Super Ikonta III from Jurgen last week and have started to put it to good use. I had a few frames overlapping but it seemed to improve as I was getting more rolls through. Could it...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-15-2009
Replies: 79
Views: 17,376
Posted By fefe
Macro-Elmar. It's collapsible and can focus down...

Macro-Elmar. It's collapsible and can focus down to 0.8m (without the macro attachment). Collapsed with the hood reversed, its bulk is the same as a 35 cron asph+hood. That's hard to beat in term of...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-22-2009
Replies: 119
Views: 11,179
Posted By fefe
35 Cron is on the M8 most of the time. 50mm is a...

35 Cron is on the M8 most of the time. 50mm is a bit too long on the M8 but I use it quite a bit for portraits, and when I want wider, I go all the way down to 15mm.
15-35-90 Is what I always carry...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-21-2009
Replies: 127
Views: 137,806
Posted By fefe
Thanks for the detailed guide. My Zorki 4K had...

Thanks for the detailed guide. My Zorki 4K had lost its shutter trigger and spring due to the loosening of the small screw that holds it in place.
I removed the top cover following your instructions,...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-31-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 3,420
Posted By fefe
Well, if it's big, it's not gonna be a...

Well, if it's big, it's not gonna be a rangefinder I suppose :(.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2009
Replies: 107
Views: 7,276
Posted By fefe
http://elfefe.zenfolio.com/img/v1/p344353108-3.jpg...

http://elfefe.zenfolio.com/img/v1/p344353108-3.jpg

They don't have a problem being photographed in Jerusalem, and security is quite supposed to be quite tight here.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-25-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 2,051
Posted By fefe
Which 35 summicron is it ? I started with my M8...

Which 35 summicron is it ? I started with my M8 and just a 35 cron Asph, and I am still taking over 3/4 of my pictures with it and I have not ever regreated buying it.

Do you prefer the 50mm focal...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-21-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,992
Posted By fefe
My M8 works under the snow as well ;). I try to...

My M8 works under the snow as well ;). I try to protect the area around the power switch which is apparently where the water might be able to get in. The rest is quite well...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-12-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 2,219
Posted By fefe
My travel kit is made of a 35 cron Asph, a 90...

My travel kit is made of a 35 cron Asph, a 90 Macro Elmar (collapsed it's the size of the cron with hood) and a CV 15mm. I'd rather go for longer and take the Elmar, especially if you are already...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 12-11-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,566
Posted By fefe
I got my J8 from alex-photo-goods on ebay and it...

I got my J8 from alex-photo-goods on ebay and it is good. I bought a few other lenses and accessories from alex and got no problems
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-26-2008
Replies: 65
Views: 5,136
Posted By fefe
Yes mine does fit. Metering is not always...

Yes mine does fit. Metering is not always perfectly accurate due to the protuding element, but it's still acceptable.
I suggest testing by putting the adapter on the M8 and then slowly screwing in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-25-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 3,360
Posted By fefe
http://elfefe.zenfolio.com/img/v4/p610263967-5.jpg...

http://elfefe.zenfolio.com/img/v4/p610263967-5.jpg

M8, Leica 90 MEM, from the coast in Appolonia (north of Tel Aviv, Israel) converted with Alienskin plugins in PS.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-19-2008
Replies: 823
Views: 162,618
Posted By fefe
A nice high contrast 35mm lens that can collapse...

A nice high contrast 35mm lens that can collapse in any modern rangefinder (especially RD1 and M8) and therefore make it almost flat, for less than 400$. Make it f/2.8 or f/3.5 whatever is needed to...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-18-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 3,644
Posted By fefe
My girlfriend found another interresting way of...

My girlfriend found another interresting way of taking pictures. She has a much better eye than me, but doesn't really want to learn or spend the time. So whenever she wants me to take a particular...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-11-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,288
Posted By fefe
I have a few, but the only one I have been really...

I have a few, but the only one I have been really using is the J8.
Forum: Nikon RF 11-11-2008
Replies: 438
Views: 166,563
Posted By fefe
Random friends pictures with the 50 f1.4 SC in...

Random friends pictures with the 50 f1.4 SC in screw mount (all at f1.4). It makes great B&W portraits,...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-08-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 3,752
Posted By fefe
I am using a black Billingham Stowaway Pola and...

I am using a black Billingham Stowaway Pola and it fits my M8+35 cron and 2 other lenses (3 if I take only small ones, 2 if I take a large 90mm) a spare battery, a wallet and lens cleaning...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-04-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 2,216
Posted By fefe
http://elfefe.zenfolio.com/img/v2/p119482801-4.jpg...

http://elfefe.zenfolio.com/img/v2/p119482801-4.jpg
In Prague, with the Nikkor-P.C 85
Forum: Photo Software 11-02-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 3,172
Posted By fefe
I've been working with PC and Macs for the past...

I've been working with PC and Macs for the past 15 years. When I had to buy a computer for my dad to handle mostly his pictures, I bought a mac without having to think much about it. It might look...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-29-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,256
Posted By fefe
The first 2 digits of the serial number is the...

The first 2 digits of the serial number is the year it was produced (19xx).

When I tried mine on my M8, I screwed it very gently and listened carefully to see if it would touch the shutter when...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-29-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2,082
Posted By fefe
DNG only, and I turned off the camera after most...

DNG only, and I turned off the camera after most shots. I naturally reach for the on button as soon as I grab the camera, and it is usually ready to meter before I'm done focusing, so I have found it...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-25-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,539
Posted By fefe
It's actually quite responsive for any company...

It's actually quite responsive for any company dealing with engineering. How many car makers, camera makers have this kind of responsiveness ? Not that many.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-22-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2,082
Posted By fefe
Nice report. I just did a 3 weeks trip in...

Nice report.
I just did a 3 weeks trip in Ethiopia with my M8 and took 1300 shots with 3 batteries total (that's over 400 / battery) so I don't have the same battery issue as you. Yes auto review was...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-22-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,256
Posted By fefe
You will need a screw mount to M adapter (LTM...

You will need a screw mount to M adapter (LTM adapter) to use it on any M mount camera. The rear of the lens on a J12 is protuding very deep in the camera (the J12 is the 35mm one, the J11 is the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-18-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,707
Posted By fefe
I have a I50 from late 60s and a J8 from early...

I have a I50 from late 60s and a J8 from early 60s, and the J8 is significantly more contrasty at all apertures, and aslo sharper at equal apertures. I don't really use the I50.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-11-2008
Replies: 104
Views: 5,735
Posted By fefe
My sweetie does the same all the time :)

My sweetie does the same all the time :)
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-08-2008
Replies: 67
Views: 7,913
Posted By fefe
When I moved to the US what I was missing the...

When I moved to the US what I was missing the most was:
-european style pork based products like ham/chorizo/saucisson/mergez and other "charcuterie"
-european cheeses
-european wines even though you...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-17-2008
Replies: 48
Views: 13,391
Posted By fefe
I use the Stowaway Pola, and I fit one body+lense...

I use the Stowaway Pola, and I fit one body+lense and 2 other lenses + wallet, spare battery, lense cleaning supplies and SD cards.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-08-2008
Replies: 53
Views: 3,476
Posted By fefe
I use a 35mm (x1.3 so a 50) almost all the time,...

I use a 35mm (x1.3 so a 50) almost all the time, but I found that having a 15 and a 90 along with it was quite convenient even though 9/10 of the pictures still come from the 35...
The good side is...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-04-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,140
Posted By fefe
I have screwed standard 48mm filters into mine...

I have screwed standard 48mm filters into mine without trouble.
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 07-02-2008
Replies: 174
Views: 28,185
Posted By fefe
I carry my M8 and 3 lens in a bag that would...

I carry my M8 and 3 lens in a bag that would never be able to fit just the body of one of those SLR with high IQ and a normal lens. Maybe I could carry one of those compact SLR bodies with pancakes...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-25-2008
Replies: 63
Views: 6,990
Posted By fefe
It's been one year, and I would definitely buy it...

It's been one year, and I would definitely buy it again. I actually don't know what I would take pictures with if I didn't have it...

About all the "issues", most of them have not been a problem to...
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-14-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,872
Posted By fefe
The bay, from some camera shop in Italy.

The bay, from some camera shop in Italy.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-13-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 3,892
Posted By fefe
I've tried to use C once I was taking picture of...

I've tried to use C once I was taking picture of a subject in movement, and my hit rate went from being low to being =0, so I quickly reverted to S.
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-22-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,872
Posted By fefe
I bought a chrome one for 300$ last month, optics...

I bought a chrome one for 300$ last month, optics are good (minor cleaning marks) but cosmetics are average (few dents and rust spots).
Forum: Nikon RF 04-02-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 2,668
Posted By fefe
I picked 6 months ago a 85 PC in LTM for...

I picked 6 months ago a 85 PC in LTM for 300$+shipping and last month a 50 1.4 SC in LTM for 310$+shipping on the bay.

The 85 is in exceptionally good shape, the glass of the 50 was not as clean...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-17-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 4,415
Posted By fefe
I got great results with my Nikon 85/2 and the...

I got great results with my Nikon 85/2 and the M8, however I wouldn't rank f2 shots as sharp, f2.8 however are very sharp. I like it a lot f2 and f2.8. Infinity shots are also not as sharp as...
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