Go Back   Rangefinderforum.com > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 199 of 1000
Search took 12.97 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: dexdog
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-25-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,336
Posted By dexdog
Canon S100 is a great little camera. I am very...

Canon S100 is a great little camera. I am very impressed with the in-camera jpegs outta this model.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 01-16-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 6,308
Posted By dexdog
Fair enough; a traditional film speed dial and...

Fair enough; a traditional film speed dial and lens-based aperture settings would be more familiar and probably easier to use initially.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 01-16-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 6,308
Posted By dexdog
Fiddly or versatile, such as the NEX 7? I like...

Fiddly or versatile, such as the NEX 7? I like the flexability of the 3-knob arrangement of the 7. I would definately buy a FF version, and hope that Sony rolls out some G-series lenses, too.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-04-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 851
Posted By dexdog
I have the Canon black 50mm finder that is...

I have the Canon black 50mm finder that is usually associated with the 50/0.95 Canon lens. The finder is nice and bright, although not quite as bright as one of the recent Voigtlander finderss. The...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 12-13-2012
Replies: 637
Views: 195,067
Posted By dexdog
yes, I agree that it looks like an early J-9...

yes, I agree that it looks like an early J-9 barrel. I saw this one and ran the serial number in Thiele's book.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-12-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,219
Posted By dexdog
I agree with S.H. that the best way to resolve...

I agree with S.H. that the best way to resolve the issue is to gently bend the three small tabs on the back of the lens- the lens will work just fine on the Amedeo adapter.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 12-09-2012
Replies: 637
Views: 195,067
Posted By dexdog
I am familiar with the format of the early ZK...

I am familiar with the format of the early ZK lenses, i.e., the serial number is separate from the production year, which is given as 19-rhombus symbol-48 for a 1948 year lens. I find it curious...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 12-09-2012
Replies: 637
Views: 195,067
Posted By dexdog
I considered bidding on this but was unsure of...

I considered bidding on this but was unsure of the serial number. Why does a 1950 lens start with 00 instead of 50? My 1949 ZK lenses have serial numbers that start with 49. I agree that it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-05-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 3,938
Posted By dexdog
Yeah, I noticed that too, thought it was kinda...

Yeah, I noticed that too, thought it was kinda funny.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-02-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By dexdog
The "L" holder fits the Canon P and most of the...

The "L" holder fits the Canon P and most of the VI models, but probably not the Canon 7
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-02-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By dexdog
The grip for the rapidwinder attaches as shown in...

The grip for the rapidwinder attaches as shown in the photo. It adds bulk, but makes the arrangement much easier to handle. Canon IIF2 with 35mm f:2.8 lens
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-22-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,798
Posted By dexdog
The postWW2 CZJ Biometar is also a great lens on...

The postWW2 CZJ Biometar is also a great lens on the Contax 2a. It is myfavorite 35mm lens in the Contax fold.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-10-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,317
Posted By dexdog
definately rangefinder coupled

definately rangefinder coupled
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-08-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3,272
Posted By dexdog
Another solution is to buy a "Sweenyized" J-8...

Another solution is to buy a "Sweenyized" J-8 that has been optimized by former RFFer Brian Sweeney. Guauranteed to be spot on for focus, as mathematically determined and calibrated on a digital...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-08-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,700
Posted By dexdog
Thanks Raid, that was enlightening. Great series...

Thanks Raid, that was enlightening. Great series of pictures of the market. I had very limited time at the market when I visited Luxor in 2010. I would like to go back at some point.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-12-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 3,242
Posted By dexdog
I have a leica M2 that I bought because I wanted...

I have a leica M2 that I bought because I wanted the lens attached to it, an LTM Nikkor 3.5cm/1.8. Never used the body, and probably never will. I oughta sell it.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-07-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 856
Posted By dexdog
According to Peter Dechert's book of Canon RF...

According to Peter Dechert's book of Canon RF cameras, that number falls in the range of the S-II, which has a range of 15700 to 23375. According to the book, slow dial shutter speeds are 1, 2, 4, 8...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-01-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 5,253
Posted By dexdog
the camera in the pictures is a Russian fake of a...

the camera in the pictures is a Russian fake of a wartime leica. Real leicas issued to the German military look nothing like this example.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 09-20-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 6,913
Posted By dexdog
Not too surprising- the lens is set up for the...

Not too surprising- the lens is set up for the Contax standard rather than the leica standard (different distance to film plane, IIRC). A common problem with Soviet lenses in LTM. Lens can be...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 09-17-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,415
Posted By dexdog
Yes, one never knows about such lenses until you...

Yes, one never knows about such lenses until you have them in hand, and can take them apart. Always a crap shoot.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 09-17-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,415
Posted By dexdog
This listing is a good bet on a genuine ZK, with...

This listing is a good bet on a genuine ZK, with a price tag to match! Note the twin screws on the focus ring- these two screws are typical of the CZJ war-time sonnars in LTM and the ZKs. ...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 09-11-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,415
Posted By dexdog
Agree with previous poster that this particular...

Agree with previous poster that this particular lens is

a fake.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-08-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 5,853
Posted By dexdog
I got an M2 with a 35/1.8 Nikkor on eBay for...

I got an M2 with a 35/1.8 Nikkor on eBay for $625. I really ought to sell the leica, I never use it.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 08-29-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 16,268
Posted By dexdog
I bought a used V2 Hawk adapter off ebay for $100...

I bought a used V2 Hawk adapter off ebay for $100 in the box. The adapter is brand new. This is a great tool for the NEX, and is usually attached to my favorite lens for the NEX, a 35/1.4 Nokton.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 08-27-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 6,913
Posted By dexdog
Looks like a fake to me, too. I doubt that the...

Looks like a fake to me, too. I doubt that the glass is Zeiss either, given the strong purple color of the coating on the front element. The purple coating is typical of Jupiter lenses. Definately...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-04-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 19,486
Posted By dexdog
I used to have one of these cameras. Great...

I used to have one of these cameras. Great shooters, much better/more functional/easier to use than the various Minox compacts, and sleeker than the compact Rollei 35s. Mine was ripped off at a...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-03-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3,860
Posted By dexdog
A couple of pics made with Sonnar 1374171 on the...

A couple of pics made with Sonnar 1374171 on the NEX 7. No tweaking or sharpening, other than that normally made by in-camera jpeg...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-02-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 3,863
Posted By dexdog
Pretty funny stuff, deadpan delivery.

Pretty funny stuff, deadpan delivery.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-01-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3,860
Posted By dexdog
Yep, minimum aperture is f8; the aperture was not...

Yep, minimum aperture is f8; the aperture was not decreased to f11 until 1934, and further decreased to f16 in 1935, according to John Keesing.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-01-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3,860
Posted By dexdog
The lens arrived today, see attached pic. There...

The lens arrived today, see attached pic. There is a touch of fungus on one of the lens elements, but other than that the glass is in really good shape when examined backlit with a flashlight. ...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-31-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3,860
Posted By dexdog
Can't tell very well from the photos, but I don't...

Can't tell very well from the photos, but I don't think that the lens barrel is chrome. The last photo in the auction shows the bottom of the lens, and it appears to exhibit some black paint on the...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-30-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,206
Posted By dexdog
Not sure about the discoloration, but dos not...

Not sure about the discoloration, but dos not sound like lens separtion or haze, both of which would show up strongly in light shown through the lens.

With regard to the other question,the Carl...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-30-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3,860
Posted By dexdog
Sparrow, your story pretty much relates my...

Sparrow, your story pretty much relates my experience watching this lens. I was very surprised that no one else picked up in the serial number. I knew it was an early one before I looked it up in...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-29-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3,860
Posted By dexdog
Yep. Raid, I hope to send it to Brian to be...

Yep. Raid, I hope to send it to Brian to be cleaned. Will have to drop him an email soon.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-29-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3,860
Posted By dexdog
first 5cm/1.5 Sonnar made

Interesting Contax RF mount lens recently closed on eBay. According to Thiele's book of CZJ lenses, this 5cm/1.5 Sonnar with serial number 1374171 is the very first such lens ever produced (or at...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-25-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,566
Posted By dexdog
Similar to ferider, I used a Minolta scanner with...

Similar to ferider, I used a Minolta scanner with the big slide feeder to scan about 4000 slides for my mother. Set to batch scan and let it go, worked great.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 07-22-2012
Replies: 637
Views: 195,067
Posted By dexdog
CQ, thanks for re-posting this thread. Johan,...

CQ, thanks for re-posting this thread. Johan, thanks for persevering.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-11-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,787
Posted By dexdog
According to Thiele's book of CZJ lenses, your...

According to Thiele's book of CZJ lenses, your lens was part of a batch of 2000 completed December 7, 1942. According to John Keesing's book of Contax rangefinder lenses, CZJ made a couple versions...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 07-06-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 3,054
Posted By dexdog
+2...focusing as described above is very fast and...

+2...focusing as described above is very fast and easy.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-05-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,747
Posted By dexdog
The Keesing book may be available from Marc James...

The Keesing book may be available from Marc James Small of the Zeiss Ikon Collectors Group- he had some for sale last year. I do not have a contact number for Mr. Small, but if you log into ZICG...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-04-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,747
Posted By dexdog
John Keesing's book "Contax Rangefinder Lenses...

John Keesing's book "Contax Rangefinder Lenses 1932-1962" gives a description consistent with your lens (rigid barrel, black stripe, black/nickel/chrome construction), with low serial number of...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-22-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 5,491
Posted By dexdog
I use a ViewSonic 24" monitor, model...

I use a ViewSonic 24" monitor, model VG2436wm-LED. Really like the colors and resolution. Also switchable into portrait mode, as needed.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-17-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,984
Posted By dexdog
I have two of these purchased off eBay in the...

I have two of these purchased off eBay in the last 2 years. The black & nickel lens was about $800 in good condition, and the chrome one in excellent condition about $650. Have not seen one on eBay...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-02-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 10,113
Posted By dexdog
Thanks, Flip. I tried this method a number of...

Thanks, Flip. I tried this method a number of times, but could not get the knob to pop up. After some careful investigations of the rewind knob and internal film rewind forks, I am pretty sure that...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-28-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,761
Posted By dexdog
I concur with eniasearth re the Carl Zeiss lens,...

I concur with eniasearth re the Carl Zeiss lens, no T
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-27-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,016
Posted By dexdog
I use these, from eBay seller heavystar. They...

I use these, from eBay seller heavystar. They block the viewfinder a little bit, but not seriously IMO. The vented design helps in this regard. I like this combo because the hood is decent quality...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-27-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,016
Posted By dexdog
The lens accepts just about any 40.5 mm filter. ...

The lens accepts just about any 40.5 mm filter. I have used filters from a variety of makers, and have experienced no problems. Can't speak to the B&W collapsible hood.
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 04-24-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 3,831
Posted By dexdog
I really like the CV 35/1.4 on the NEX 7. No...

I really like the CV 35/1.4 on the NEX 7. No vignetting and little or no color shift.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 04-24-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 10,113
Posted By dexdog
I recently acquired a Nicca IIIL, as seen in the...

I recently acquired a Nicca IIIL, as seen in the first post on this thread (thanks, Flip).

Can anyone tell me how to extend the black rewind knob at the left edge of the camera? I have seen an old...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 04-20-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 5,336
Posted By dexdog
I recently got a Metabones adapter for Canon...

I recently got a Metabones adapter for Canon EF/EF-S to Sony e-mount, and it works great! (kinda like the Sony LA-EA2 adapter, except in Canon mount). The adapter has 6 or 8 electronic contact pins...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 04-18-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 6,418
Posted By dexdog
I recently bought these two batteries from...

I recently bought these two batteries from Amazon.com for $28. Charged them up, and both work just fine in NEX 5 and NEX 7. Zeikos brand, 2200 mAh. Standard Sony batteries are 1050 mAh, so if...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 04-18-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,857
Posted By dexdog
The "normal" complaints with the NEX 7 and wide...

The "normal" complaints with the NEX 7 and wide lenses are color shifting in corners and loos of sharpness near edges. Neither seem to be problems in your image, which looks pretty good. I have...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-18-2012
Replies: 92
Views: 8,825
Posted By dexdog
Timbuk2 classic messenger bags might be a good...

Timbuk2 classic messenger bags might be a good start, available in canvas and other fabrics, in a variety of colors. Quality of bags is very good. I have one that I use with an...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-18-2012
Replies: 92
Views: 8,825
Posted By dexdog
Are haters allowed in this thread? :D. I have...

Are haters allowed in this thread? :D.

I have 5 camera bags and none of them are perfect. I switch them off depending on the kit that I am carrying. I think that all the bags are all fine - I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2012
Replies: 9,248
Views: 924,292
Posted By dexdog
A post-WW2 Jena Contax II, and a Nicca IIIL, off...

A post-WW2 Jena Contax II, and a Nicca IIIL, off eBay. Look forward to shooting some film in each
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 04-15-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 5,663
Posted By dexdog
Agree with an earlier poster that the CV 35/1.4...

Agree with an earlier poster that the CV 35/1.4 does not color shift or vignette on the NEX 7.
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 04-14-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 6,418
Posted By dexdog
I have 2 batteries, as shown. The one on the...

I have 2 batteries, as shown. The one on the left came with the NEX 5, and the one on the right with the NEX 7. Both are marked Sony, but I think that some of cheapies on eBay are too. I wonder...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 2,902
Posted By dexdog
I carry a dslr and an RF for a travel combo. ...

I carry a dslr and an RF for a travel combo. Zoom lens on the slr, and a 35mm lens on the RF, occasionally swapping the 35 with a 21mm.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-01-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 3,132
Posted By dexdog
really funny

really funny
Forum: Travel 03-24-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,161
Posted By dexdog
a few of my favorites include Chile, Botswana,...

a few of my favorites include Chile, Botswana, New Zealand and Ecuador.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-22-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 35,781
Posted By dexdog
a great book, and a real bargain at 60 dollars. ...

a great book, and a real bargain at 60 dollars. I have had mine since the original issue, and refer to it quite often.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-21-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 8,520
Posted By dexdog
none of the images are on film, both M8 and XP1...

none of the images are on film, both M8 and XP1 are digital cameras.
Forum: Film vs Digital 03-21-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 5,600
Posted By dexdog
all i can say is "whoa"

all i can say is "whoa"
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-21-2012
Replies: 128
Views: 8,766
Posted By dexdog
pffft, amateurs...:D I have way too many...

pffft, amateurs...:D


I have way too many lenses, but would like to play around with a 35mm UC Hexanon.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-21-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 8,520
Posted By dexdog
Interesting comparison, thanks for posting. The...

Interesting comparison, thanks for posting. The M8 images look a lot more "film-like" than the XP1 (good K64 emulation), but also somewhat underexposed by half a stop or so. Not sure that I like...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-08-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,311
Posted By dexdog
I was watching that one for entertainment value,...

I was watching that one for entertainment value, but was not surprised at the final price. Rare lens in any mount.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-28-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 3,518
Posted By dexdog
OK article (i.e., better then "meh") that pretty...

OK article (i.e., better then "meh") that pretty much says that we like what we like, and this is the kinda stuff that this particular guy enjoys. I wonder about what other people enjoy about their...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-24-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,352
Posted By dexdog
the lens is called the W-Nikkor C, as seen at the...

the lens is called the W-Nikkor C, as seen at the attached site. This lens works quite well with a Contax II and III

http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/rangefinder/35mm-f25.htm
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-21-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 5,383
Posted By dexdog
Current eBay auction 200715149248. No relation...

Current eBay auction 200715149248. No relation to seller. I wonder about the authenticity of this lens, given that no CZJ serial numbers are visible on the black ring extending from the rear of the...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 02-20-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 4,258
Posted By dexdog
I am impressed by the performance of the NEX 7-...

I am impressed by the performance of the NEX 7- even the 28mm shots look quite good in the corners. Any software tweaking applied? Thanks for posting these full-size!
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-19-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,374
Posted By dexdog
I am fairly certain that the M42 screwmount...

I am fairly certain that the M42 screwmount originated with the post-WW2 Contax S SLR, from Zeiss Ikon in DDR. Later licensed to Pentax in Japan, who more or less made it famous
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-18-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,374
Posted By dexdog
thanks for the correction. I was pretty sure...

thanks for the correction. I was pretty sure that the Praktiflex was a screwmount, but was unsure about the size. :o
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-18-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,374
Posted By dexdog
I looked it up in Thiele's book of CZJ lenses. ...

I looked it up in Thiele's book of CZJ lenses. Most of this batch, completed March 26, 1940, were in Exakta bayonet mount, although part of the batch was also made in Praktiflex mount. I would...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 02-17-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,265
Posted By dexdog
B & H has threatened to deliver mine on or about...

B & H has threatened to deliver mine on or about March 1st.
Forum: Nikon RF 02-15-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,428
Posted By dexdog
I agree with ferider that the one in the...

I agree with ferider that the one in the classifieds is a good price on a clean copy of the lens.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-15-2012
Replies: 291
Views: 48,526
Posted By dexdog
I would be interested, provided that it was...

I would be interested, provided that it was significantly less expensive than a leica. I am considering an NEX 7, and that would be the first camera that I ever bought to break the $1000 threshold. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-10-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,488
Posted By dexdog
I like the idea a lot. I was reading an article...

I like the idea a lot. I was reading an article online yesterday about the destruction of the home of one of China's leading architects in one Beijing's hutongs. It seems that the kind of stuff...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-02-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 5,595
Posted By dexdog
The ebay pictures for the camera show that it...

The ebay pictures for the camera show that it does not have the infinity lock above and to the right of the lens, as seen from the front. It also has the folding foot around the tripod socket. This...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-01-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 5,595
Posted By dexdog
The lens serial number does not check out against...

The lens serial number does not check out against Hartmut Thiele's book of CZJ lenses. He gives this serial number as part of a batch of f:3.5 Tessar lenses produced in 1950, not in Contax mount,...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-27-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,974
Posted By dexdog
what! no grateful dead or phish stickers!

what! no grateful dead or phish stickers!
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-27-2012
Replies: 26
r4m
Views: 3,590
Posted By dexdog
I have an R4A, and have used an R4M. My...

I have an R4A, and have used an R4M. My preferred focal length is 35mm, and I really like 21mm a lot, too. The R4 is a great camera for these focal lengths. Shutter can be kinda loud, but camera...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-25-2012
Replies: 94
Views: 5,181
Posted By dexdog
I still have the first camera I ever bought, a...

I still have the first camera I ever bought, a Canon FTb. I also have the first camera I ever used, an Argus C3 that belonged to my father.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-23-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,743
Posted By dexdog
The rear lens element looks like a zeiss...

The rear lens element looks like a zeiss component, hard to say about the rest of the glass elements, although given the 1974 beauty ring from ZOMZ factory the rest of the lens may be USSR...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-18-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,541
Posted By dexdog
Those C & P adapters are quite rare, so collector...

Those C & P adapters are quite rare, so collector prices apply. If you want one for regular use, the Amedeo adapters are well-made, and work great. He has recently started to sell a Contax to LTM...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-17-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,314
Posted By dexdog
Lens is for the Movikon cine camera, according to...

Lens is for the Movikon cine camera, according to Hartmut Thiele's book of CZJ lenses with production date of Jan 1939. I don't know if this is the 8mm or 16mm version.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-17-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 3,761
Posted By dexdog
I have 2 J-9s in LTM, a 1957 version that does...

I have 2 J-9s in LTM, a 1957 version that does not focus correctly on a Canon P, and a 1951 version (with CZJ glass and internal barrel elements) that is apparently made to the leica standard,...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-17-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 3,761
Posted By dexdog
Nice portrait using the J9! I recall Brian...

Nice portrait using the J9! I recall Brian Sweeney has said in the past that a J9 in LTM cannot be made to focus accurately across the spectrum on a leica standard body. I think that he said that...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-17-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 3,761
Posted By dexdog
I have a J9 that does not focus accurately on a...

I have a J9 that does not focus accurately on a Canon P; it back-focuses about 2 feet at a distance of 15 feet, wide open at f2. The same lens focuses just fine using the LCD screen on my NEX 5,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-14-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 869
Posted By dexdog
According to Peter K's book "Canon Rangefinder...

According to Peter K's book "Canon Rangefinder Lenses", and depending on which version of the lens you have, it accepts either a 36mm push-on Series VI adapter or a 34mm screw-in Series VI adapter. ...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-14-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,817
Posted By dexdog
Brian Sweeney has done this with a number of...

Brian Sweeney has done this with a number of lenses; he swapped out the front lens group from my CZJ Sonnar dating from 1945 using the front group from a 1954 J8. Should work just fine. As Sevo...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-12-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 2,943
Posted By dexdog
The minimum aperture for the f:1.5 Sonnars varied...

The minimum aperture for the f:1.5 Sonnars varied somewhat. According to Keesing's book, the apertures are as follows. I am not sure that Keesing caught all the variations (not unusual with Zeiss...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-12-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 2,943
Posted By dexdog
The f:2 Sonnar lenses were mostly produced with...

The f:2 Sonnar lenses were mostly produced with minimum aperture of f22, according to John Keesing's book called "Contax Rangefinder Lenses 1932-1962." CZJ produced a small run of lenses that...
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-12-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,245
Posted By dexdog
Peter Kitchingman's book of Canon RF lenses says...

Peter Kitchingman's book of Canon RF lenses says that all 7 versions (as defined by Peter) are 5 elements in 4 groups; the front element is a cemented pair of lenses.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-11-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,083
Posted By dexdog
the following link is a start, serial number...

the following link is a start, serial number production dates by year for the Barnack bodies. Looks like the list for 1938 includes the I, II, III, IIIa and...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-11-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 138,217
Posted By dexdog
Wouldn't be much of a competition for me...;)

Wouldn't be much of a competition for me...;)
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-09-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,548
Posted By dexdog
I have a rangefinder-coupled version of the...

I have a rangefinder-coupled version of the 13.5cm Triotar, and it focuses fine on a Contax II, even to infinity. The lens must have been modified from the Exacta optical register to allow it to...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-09-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,548
Posted By dexdog
The Flektoscop idea sounds reasonable, given that...

The Flektoscop idea sounds reasonable, given that you would not need a coupled mount to focus. I will have to try it out.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-08-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,548
Posted By dexdog
Contax RF mount Triotar

I recently bought a Contax RF mount Triotar on eBay for $56. Lens was advertised as being hazy, but it cleaned up nicely once I took it apart. Anyway, the lens is in a non-coupled mount, and I have...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-06-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,904
Posted By dexdog
I have a couple of the W-50 hoods that fit just...

I have a couple of the W-50 hoods that fit just fine on the Canon 35/1.5, no tape needed.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-04-2012
Replies: 86
Views: 9,182
Posted By dexdog
Would you want really to be seen with an obsolete...

Would you want really to be seen with an obsolete piece of crap camera like the D700? :D:D:D
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-03-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 3,329
Posted By dexdog
Not Netherlands in general, just a certain seller...

Not Netherlands in general, just a certain seller on eBay. Henry has apparently been asked to fix cameras that this seller has screwed up.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-30-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,103
Posted By dexdog
Looks real to me. Check to see if the last 6...

Looks real to me. Check to see if the last 6 digits of the serial number are stamped on the black ring around the rear lens group- this is a pretty good indicator. Serial number corresponds to...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-29-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,782
Posted By dexdog
Nice images and a good cause. I just ordered...

Nice images and a good cause. I just ordered one. Thanks for the info on your project
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 12-28-2011
Replies: 51
Views: 9,037
Posted By dexdog
Congratulations, give us a review when you get a...

Congratulations, give us a review when you get a chance! Sony in USA is accepting orders for delivery in April, 2012.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-27-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,724
Posted By dexdog
I recall Brian S. having said that he used a...

I recall Brian S. having said that he used a hand drill and 000 drill bit for this sort of work. I would shy away from a dremel only because it would be very easy to go too deep, and drill...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-19-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 735
Posted By dexdog
The 100/3.5 is tiny by comparision. The chrome...

The 100/3.5 is tiny by comparision. The chrome 100/3.5 is about the same size as the all-black version shown here. Both lenses shown at infinity position
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 12-19-2011
Replies: 637
Views: 195,067
Posted By dexdog
Those are very sad words, Johan :D. I seem to...

Those are very sad words, Johan :D. I seem to keep buying the things- it's almost an addiction.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-18-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,689
Posted By dexdog
I have used my 180 and flektoscop with the NEX-5-...

I have used my 180 and flektoscop with the NEX-5- talk about an odd looking combination!
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-17-2011
Replies: 86
Views: 21,274
Posted By dexdog
That is in Hans Jurgen Kuc's book, too. :D The...

That is in Hans Jurgen Kuc's book, too. :D The book states that only 3 Jena Contax IIIs were produced (in Saalfeld)
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-17-2011
Replies: 86
Views: 21,274
Posted By dexdog
The serial number on the accessory shoe is within...

The serial number on the accessory shoe is within the known range. My Jena Contax also has the serial number engraved on the bottom of the shutter crate. The book called "On the Trail of the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 12-16-2011
Replies: 637
Views: 195,067
Posted By dexdog
The 5cm/f1.5 lens with 285 series serial number...

The 5cm/f1.5 lens with 285 series serial number in the aluminum barrel may be a CZJ lens, but looks to be re-mounted at least in part in a Jupiter-3 barrel, as judged by the upper case 'M' on the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-15-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By dexdog
I was there in January 2010, and staff at the...

I was there in January 2010, and staff at the entrance asked me if I had a camera, and asked to check my friends handbag (We had left our cameras at the hotel because the guide advised us to do so). ...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 12-14-2011
Replies: 637
Views: 195,067
Posted By dexdog
recent acquisition- has really nice glass, and...

recent acquisition- has really nice glass, and just a little dust. Production date of January 1943- Thiele's book of CZJ lenses notes that some of this batch of lenses were made in Leica mount. ...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-08-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 6,440
Posted By dexdog
I have several pre-WW2 Contax 8.5 cm, 13.5 cm and...

I have several pre-WW2 Contax 8.5 cm, 13.5 cm and 18cm lenses stamped "Made in Germany" and all are marked in feet, not meters. The only 5cm lens that I have with the Germany stamp is a 144 series...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 12-07-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,401
Posted By dexdog
I have the lens one serial number earlier than...

I have the lens one serial number earlier than this one. Brian tested it out recently, and posted lots of pics on RFF and other sites.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 12-07-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,401
Posted By dexdog
That is a nice-looking LTM Sonnar. Appears to...

That is a nice-looking LTM Sonnar. Appears to have the two screws (one on top of the other) on the focus ring, and the 285 Serial number puts it in late 1945 to 1946 time frame. Lot of money for...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 12-07-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,401
Posted By dexdog
I question whether it is even a zeiss lens, much...

I question whether it is even a zeiss lens, much less a conversion; the serial number on the beauty ring is 20 million+, not 2 million+ number that one would find on a pre-WW2 CZJ lens. The...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-06-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 25,622
Posted By dexdog
Thanks, Highway 61. The camera is in very good...

Thanks, Highway 61. The camera is in very good shape, and shutter speeds are pretty accurate between 1/500 and 1/10, as judged by Ektar 100 negatives. I had been looking for one of these for a long...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-05-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 6,440
Posted By dexdog
Brian, that lens looks like beauty- great swap...

Brian, that lens looks like beauty- great swap all around
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-05-2011
Replies: 9,248
Views: 924,292
Posted By dexdog
A 272 series 5cm/1.5 Sonnar in LTM. Looked...

A 272 series 5cm/1.5 Sonnar in LTM. Looked pretty nice on eBay auction, will have to wait and see how it performs
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-05-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 12,500
Posted By dexdog
thanks for pointing out the most recent review on...

thanks for pointing out the most recent review on LL. Looks like the camera is not producing weird color shifts or fuzzy images at the corners using either lens. Images look very good, IMO
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 12-05-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,401
Posted By dexdog
interesting LTM lens, eBay

eBay 110788424335. Not quite sure what to make of this lens, except that it is unique. Serial number is one character too long to be a CZJ product. Seller believes it to be a WW2 era lens, and is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-03-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 1,703
Posted By dexdog
Agree that public transport out to Dulles is...

Agree that public transport out to Dulles is slow, and would not be preferred option is you had a car at your disposal
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-03-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 1,703
Posted By dexdog
Metro rail does not go out to Dulles yet,...

Metro rail does not go out to Dulles yet, although the agency has been threatening to extend it for years. If you choose to drive, parking is $14 (yikes) but well worth it for a day gawking at all...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-02-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 25,622
Posted By dexdog
A recent acquisition, a Jena Contax and what is...

A recent acquisition, a Jena Contax and what is likely the original lens. A beauty, and works well, too.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-02-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 1,703
Posted By dexdog
Depends on how bright the day is. Using ISO 640...

Depends on how bright the day is. Using ISO 640 or 400 will probably be OK, but I would anticipate a fair number of shots at 1/30 or 1/15. I can hand-hold a rangefinder with a 35mm or 50mm at these...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-21-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By dexdog
Thanks, Jon!

Thanks, Jon!
Forum: Nikon RF 11-21-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By dexdog
Brian, thanks for clarifying. I wondered if it...

Brian, thanks for clarifying. I wondered if it was the collapsable, given that it looks quite short in the photos.
Forum: Nikon RF 11-21-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By dexdog
No, erotic was intended, as a joke. I blame my...

No, erotic was intended, as a joke. I blame my upbringing among a bunch of punsters and jokers. Also, an homage of sorts to banned RFF member FrankG, who still haunts some folks here...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-21-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By dexdog
NKT 5cm/2 collapsable, S-mount

Aren't these lenses supposed to be rare and erotic, or something? eBay 220898518731.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-16-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 4,217
Posted By dexdog
Agree that the Prinz is a good template, usually...

Agree that the Prinz is a good template, usually really cheap too, if you find one on eBay.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 11-13-2011
Replies: 637
Views: 195,067
Posted By dexdog
Looks like a custom remount of a Contax lens. ...

Looks like a custom remount of a Contax lens. One of a batch of 600 completed April 1947, according to Hartmut Thiele's book of CZJ lenses
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-12-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 12,641
Posted By dexdog
yeah, I have that site bookmarked. Just be aware...

yeah, I have that site bookmarked. Just be aware that there are some errors sprinkled throughout. For example, the specs for the IVSb2 in the Camera Hall show the shutter topping out at 1/500,...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-11-2011
Replies: 86
Views: 21,274
Posted By dexdog
I have a Jena Contax on the way from Europe,...

I have a Jena Contax on the way from Europe, should arrive next week. Seller claimed that the shutter was working, and I hope it does, because I intend to shoot some film with it. If it doesn't...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 11-09-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 3,414
Posted By dexdog
uhoh7, looks like you got a really nice J-9. The...

uhoh7, looks like you got a really nice J-9. The J-9 that I formerly owned performed identically to my CZJ version of the lens on the Contax cameras, but had similar issues as your lens with regard...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 11-08-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,698
Posted By dexdog
Interesting looking lens. Looks like a custom...

Interesting looking lens. Looks like a custom job from a machine shop- distance scale is not marked, but is probably in feet given that lowest number is 3.5. Very early post-WW2 serial number. ...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 11-06-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 3,309
Posted By dexdog
Not sure when the black rim was dropped. I have...

Not sure when the black rim was dropped. I have a 165 series 5cm/2 Sonnar that has the black trim, and a 166 series 5cm/1.5 Sonnar that is all chrome.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 11-06-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 3,309
Posted By dexdog
Good guess- Thiele's book shows a batch of 1000...

Good guess- Thiele's book shows a batch of 1000 5cm/2.8 Tessars in Contax mount with your serial number range with completion date of Nov 26, 1936.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-04-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,731
Posted By dexdog
Yes, the little wheel is not particularly useful...

Yes, the little wheel is not particularly useful for larger lenses like the 85/2 Jupiter 9, you will have to use the lens barrel to focus. I typically prefer to focus all lenses on the Contax with...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-03-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,731
Posted By dexdog
The J-9s in Contax-Kiev mount have the reputation...

The J-9s in Contax-Kiev mount have the reputation of being pretty reliable on the Contax; the same lens is LTM is the one with the problematic reputation. In any case, the Nikkor 85.cm/2 lens with...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 11-03-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,477
Posted By dexdog
Interesting test, Brian- thanks for posting all...

Interesting test, Brian- thanks for posting all the photos. I find the variations in the various WW2 Sonnars, ZKs and J-3 to be intriguing. The latest ZK seems to be a good one as you noted,...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-03-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,731
Posted By dexdog
The pre-WW2 Biogon, the post-war CZJ Biogon (and...

The pre-WW2 Biogon, the post-war CZJ Biogon (and its clone, the J-12) will not mount on the IIIA or IIA because the rear element is too deep to fit, and will contact the shutter curtain. The rarer...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-01-2011
Replies: 9,248
Views: 924,292
Posted By dexdog
A Jena Contax

A Jena Contax
Forum: DIYS Modifications 10-29-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 5,667
Posted By dexdog
I thought that it would be interesting to compare...

I thought that it would be interesting to compare the 1933 LTM experimental lens with standard Contax mount lenses of the period. The f:2 Sonnar on the left was made one year before the experimental...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 10-29-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 5,667
Posted By dexdog
Brian, thanks for posting these test images. ...

Brian, thanks for posting these test images. That Sonnar is a beauty used close up and wide open; impressive for a 70+ year old lens. The resolution is quite good, and wonderful color rendering too...
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-28-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,542
Posted By dexdog
That haze looks pretty severe to me. I would...

That haze looks pretty severe to me. I would either return it, or get a partial refund from the seller for the cost of professional service to remove the haze
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-26-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,000
Posted By dexdog
Thanks, Peter! Also good to confirm the ID on...

Thanks, Peter! Also good to confirm the ID on the lens
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-26-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,000
Posted By dexdog
What model Canon is this, eBay

Auction #140627019012. I am not able to figure out the model of this camera- it looks a lot like the IIB, except it does not have the 3-magnification rangefinder lever. Also resembles the SII,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-16-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 1,817
Posted By dexdog
Yep, happened to me in Zambia. I had to...

Yep, happened to me in Zambia. I had to demonstrate that it was simply a tool for cleaning dust off lenses. Musta looked pretty funny on the x-ray machine
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-14-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 4,544
Posted By dexdog
The lens serial number of 2187512 is consistent...

The lens serial number of 2187512 is consistent with Thiele's book of CZJ lenses, which shows this lens as part of a batch of 3000 5cm/1.5 Sonnars completed December 13, 1937. Your lens looks the...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-14-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 4,544
Posted By dexdog
yep, it is real, a color dial Contax IIIa,...

yep, it is real, a color dial Contax IIIa, produced between November 1956 and July 1957. Nice looking camera.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2011
Replies: 115
Views: 8,142
Posted By dexdog
Heading to Istanbul soon. Contax II with 21, 35,...

Heading to Istanbul soon. Contax II with 21, 35, 50 and 85mm lenses. NEX 5 with kit lens and adapter to allow use of Contax lenses.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-06-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,104
Posted By dexdog
Yep, $375 is a good price for a lens in excellent...

Yep, $375 is a good price for a lens in excellent condition.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 10-03-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,505
Posted By dexdog
I have the Sears Tower version of the Nicca 5,...

I have the Sears Tower version of the Nicca 5, with lever wind. The camera is a beauty, very well made. I have also owned and used Nicca 3s, and have the same opinion. Nice cameras.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-01-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,277
Posted By dexdog
Of course, no respectable double turret finder is...

Of course, no respectable double turret finder is complete without the 21-28mm adapter :D. Kevin Li has nice stuff, but I paid nowhere near $700 for the finder and attachment combined. These items...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-29-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 3,883
Posted By dexdog
The serial number is not displayed in Thiele's...

The serial number is not displayed in Thiele's book, but late 1941 seems to be a pretty good time period based on serial numbers close to your lens. Looks like a custom re-mount to me, too.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-29-2011
Replies: 160
Views: 69,241
Posted By dexdog
My favorite FSU lens is a Sweeneyized J-3 in LTM-...

My favorite FSU lens is a Sweeneyized J-3 in LTM- nuff said.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-23-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,661
Posted By dexdog
And as far as vices go, FSU cameras are fairly...

And as far as vices go, FSU cameras are fairly inexpensive. ;)
Forum: Nikon RF 09-23-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 2,815
Posted By dexdog
these are pretty nice caps, if you do not need an...

these are pretty nice caps, if you do not need an original Nikon version.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Contax-Nikon-S-rear-lens-cap-Tessar-50-Sonnar-50-/110747613371?pt=Film_Cameras&hash=item19c91278bb
Forum: Nikon RF 09-21-2011
Replies: 110
Views: 17,197
Posted By dexdog
The car looks like a Zaporozhets of some kind,...

The car looks like a Zaporozhets of some kind, but I have no idea of the model or year
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-17-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,589
Posted By dexdog
Johan, I have noticed that my J-9 has 2 different...

Johan, I have noticed that my J-9 has 2 different styles of engraving on the numbers, as seen in the attached photo. The aperture numbers are similar in style to the engraving on my CZJ 85/2 Sonnar,...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 09-16-2011
Replies: 89
Views: 18,222
Posted By dexdog
Those images look very good. The only Sony lens...

Those images look very good. The only Sony lens that I have ever used is the 18-55 that came with my NEX 5, and I am not that impressed with its performance. That 24mm Zeiss looks nice, though.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-15-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,589
Posted By dexdog
My J-9 serial number is 5100931. The serial...

My J-9 serial number is 5100931. The serial number of my CZJ version of the 85/2 in LTM is 2851294, with a 1946 production date. Apparently, my 1951 J-9 and 1946 CZJ 85/2 Sonnar were produced from...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-15-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,589
Posted By dexdog
Yep, my J-9 looks just like yours. I wondered...

Yep, my J-9 looks just like yours. I wondered about that when I first got the lens, but after I found out that it focused fine on a Canon P, I didn't think anything else about it. I see that your...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-15-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,589
Posted By dexdog
Furcafe, Brian has first dibs on the new Sonnar,...

Furcafe, Brian has first dibs on the new Sonnar, but you can use it after he is done. :cool: I actually work in the District/Chinatown, but rarely go into the city unless I am going to obtain a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-15-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,589
Posted By dexdog
Johan, that lens is a beauty when you nail the...

Johan, that lens is a beauty when you nail the focus! Well done.

I recently picked up a 1951 J-9 too, $150 on eBay from a seller in Estonia. The internal elements have Zeiss serial numbers that...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-15-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 6,272
Posted By dexdog
I imagine that Brian will post some images with...

I imagine that Brian will post some images with the lens. I tried to post these images from my SmugMug account, but RFF would not allow it. If anyone can tell me how to do it correctly, I could...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-14-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,318
Posted By dexdog
I have used a Contax RF 21mm Biogon on a leica M2...

I have used a Contax RF 21mm Biogon on a leica M2 using one of Amedeos non-focusing Contax/Nikon to Leica M adapters. These adapters are slightly offset (1mm or so) to allow lenses like the 35mm...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 09-14-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 3,120
Posted By dexdog
Looks like the noise reduction algorithm needs...

Looks like the noise reduction algorithm needs some work- not awful, but could be better. I agree with DI that the production version of the software will be the real test.
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 09-14-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 3,120
Posted By dexdog
Wait, I thought that dreary boring samples are...

Wait, I thought that dreary boring samples are the lifeblood of many photo sharing sites...
Forum: Travel 09-14-2011
Replies: 106
Views: 8,169
Posted By dexdog
Istanbul next month- really looking forward to...

Istanbul next month- really looking forward to the trip. The struggle to decide which cameras to take has begun.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-12-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 6,272
Posted By dexdog
A few of the less awful pics from a test roll. ...

A few of the less awful pics from a test roll. Very bright but hazy morning. These were taken at 1/1000 at f4, Fujicolor 200, no filter, although I used a hood. I scanned these but did not do any...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-12-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,784
Posted By dexdog
Pete Smith c/o Delray Cameras 186 NE 2nd...

Pete Smith c/o
Delray Cameras
186 NE 2nd Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33444
(561) 278-3331
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-12-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 6,272
Posted By dexdog
Red face I need to scan some of the images and post them. ...

I need to scan some of the images and post them. I hope to get to it soon.
Forum: Nikon RF 09-12-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,784
Posted By dexdog
Pete Smith, based in Florida, is a well-known...

Pete Smith, based in Florida, is a well-known Nikon repair expert. I have had Pete clean a bunch of lenses, and have been very pleased. Usually got the lens back within 2 weeks
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-10-2011
Replies: 9,248
Views: 924,292
Posted By dexdog
A 1951 J-9, with CZJ serial number of (2)851104...

A 1951 J-9, with CZJ serial number of (2)851104 on the inside in two places. Focuses accurately with a Canon P. Got it on eBay for $150, from a seller in Estonia. Lens is in beautiful shape, and...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-09-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,310
Posted By dexdog
I have used Pete Smith, the famous Nikon guy, for...

I have used Pete Smith, the famous Nikon guy, for Canon LTM lenses. Also Essex Camera from New Jersey. Excellent work from both parties.
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 09-08-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,523
Posted By dexdog
nice images; I especially like the B & W ones. ...

nice images; I especially like the B & W ones. Did you do any post-processing on these? I think that B & W mode in the NEX is pretty good for a digital, but yours look better than mine!
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-05-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,482
Posted By dexdog
My favorite hood is this old Kenko with a 40mm...

My favorite hood is this old Kenko with a 40mm Series VI ring. The Kenko hood is vented, while the Canon is not.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-05-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,482
Posted By dexdog
I checked Peter K's book, and this satin chrome...

I checked Peter K's book, and this satin chrome version appears to be the correct hood for the chrome lenses. I have a 50/1.8 Serenar lens that came with a satin hood outfit with two Series VI...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 09-02-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 3,164
Posted By dexdog
The Samsung looks good, except is has no...

The Samsung looks good, except is has no viewfinder, which is the main reason that I am interested in the NEX 7. Nice to se a lot of options in the marketplace, though.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 08-31-2011
Replies: 637
Views: 195,067
Posted By dexdog
I was watching that one, it sold for more than I...

I was watching that one, it sold for more than I thought it would. It definately looks like a custom re-fit, but interesting nonetheless. Let us know how it performs!
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 08-31-2011
Replies: 57
Views: 11,128
Posted By dexdog
The OLED viewfinder is the biggest issue for me-...

The OLED viewfinder is the biggest issue for me- I am primarily buying the 7 for this reason, because the LCD is useless for focusing in bright light. I am also looking forward to the two top...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-28-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 6,272
Posted By dexdog
different lens under discussion, 8.5cm/2 Sonnar...

different lens under discussion, 8.5cm/2 Sonnar in LTM
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-27-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 6,272
Posted By dexdog
What does the lens look like, and is it a CZJ...

What does the lens look like, and is it a CZJ lens? I could not find the serial number in Thiele's book, which shows the earliest 8.5cm/2 Sonnar as number 1430351. Just curious.
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 08-24-2011
Replies: 237
Views: 33,988
Posted By dexdog
I agree, and think that the NEX7 has more to...

I agree, and think that the NEX7 has more to offer than the X100, the greatest being interchangeabe lenses.
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 08-24-2011
Replies: 237
Views: 33,988
Posted By dexdog
Pretty tempting, even though it costs more than...

Pretty tempting, even though it costs more than my Canon 40D. I may buy one as an alternative to the big SLR, which I purchased for a photo safari where I knew that I would need long lenses to get...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-23-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 6,272
Posted By dexdog
Thanks, Raid. It takes pretty good pictures too....

Thanks, Raid. It takes pretty good pictures too. I will post some soon.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-23-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 6,272
Posted By dexdog
Thanks JB Dancer, it's a beauty and I really like...

Thanks JB Dancer, it's a beauty and I really like it!
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-23-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,370
Posted By dexdog
Your lens is coated. All the later Contax lenses...

Your lens is coated. All the later Contax lenses with Carl Zeiss on the name-ring are coated. The early West German Zeiss-Opton lenses were normally marked with a "T", but later the later lenses,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-21-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 6,272
Posted By dexdog
Brian, I would be happy to loan it to you after I...

Brian, I would be happy to loan it to you after I have had a chance to play with it a bit.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-21-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 6,272
Posted By dexdog
I have some Fujicolor loaded in the Tower 46, and...

I have some Fujicolor loaded in the Tower 46, and will post some pics at a later date. Not sure that I have any B & W film, but I could probably find some at a local camera store. I have done some...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-20-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 6,272
Posted By dexdog
Wide open at minimum focus distance of 0.9 meter,...

Wide open at minimum focus distance of 0.9 meter, taken using the NEX-5. Point of focus is Chobe's left eye. No sharpening applied, but I did make minor adjustment to the contrast
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-20-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 6,272
Posted By dexdog
My new Sonnar got delivered today. Looks good...

My new Sonnar got delivered today. Looks good mounted on the Tower 46/Nicca 5L. I will have to load some film and take it for a test drive. This lens is built like a tank, weighing in at 294...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-18-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 6,272
Posted By dexdog
The 1444971 lens has a completion date of...

The 1444971 lens has a completion date of September 15, 1933, which is 8 days behind the production date of the 969 and 970 lenses. Appears to be a legitimate lens, although it may still be on the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-18-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 6,272
Posted By dexdog
Thanks for the clarification, I am not near my...

Thanks for the clarification, I am not near my copy of the Thiele book. In any case, all yours for BIN price of $4410, or about 3080 euros
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-18-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 6,272
Posted By dexdog
The sister lens to the one discussed above has...

The sister lens to the one discussed above has turned up on eBay, see auction 350478953923. Pretty amazing that both of the two examples has survived.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-17-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 17,554
Posted By dexdog
I like a number of the pics, and it is clear that...

I like a number of the pics, and it is clear that you have nailed the focus on these images. A great lens- I should take mine out more often! Thanks for posting
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-13-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 5,647
Posted By dexdog
I have never observed any focus shift in the use...

I have never observed any focus shift in the use of the Nikkor
Showing results 1 to 199 of 1000

 


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 19:49.


vBulletin skin developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All content on this site is Copyright Protected and owned by its respective owner. You may link to content on this site but you may not reproduce any of it in whole or part without written consent from its owner.