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Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By Ccoppola82
I saw her in a documentary once and she was such...

I saw her in a documentary once and she was such a spitfire. I’ve always loved her police/firemen work. I bet she was fascinating to talk to. RIP
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 133
Views: 27,858
Posted By Ccoppola82
A lens that has always intrigued me but I ended...

A lens that has always intrigued me but I ended up with the 1.5 instead
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 794
Posted By Ccoppola82
I actually bought the mp240 for this reason. 1...

I actually bought the mp240 for this reason. 1 system, 1 mount. Lightens the load.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 476
Views: 23,424
Posted By Ccoppola82
I’m still in for a black paint

I’m still in for a black paint
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By Ccoppola82
Mitakon 35mm .95 on sale, B&H today

If youíre on the fence about this lens, B&H has it on daily deal for today at $100 off.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,156
Posted By Ccoppola82
Another option that is very small is the Chiyoda...

Another option that is very small is the Chiyoda Kogaku rokkor 50mm 1.8. Sharp, rigid, contrasty, small, and maybe 300$ish for a clean copy.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,156
Posted By Ccoppola82
I love the ZM Sonnar. The focus shift doesn’t...

I love the ZM Sonnar. The focus shift doesn’t bother me. Learn to work with it and it is fantastic and versatile and compact. 1.5-f2 for low light or shallow DOF, f5.6 and smaller for use as a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 168
Views: 5,540
Posted By Ccoppola82
I wear a camera everywhere I go for the past year...

I wear a camera everywhere I go for the past year or so. Usually an m6 or m2. I'm always amazed how many people stop to compliment me on my "cool old camera". Lol
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 466
Views: 96,675
Posted By Ccoppola82
Truck Wash

My son really enjoys keeping his truck clean. Hopefully in a few years he can wash mine with the same enthusiasm!

M6
HP5+ ei400
Summaron 35 2.8
Ilfotec HC...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 2,019
Posted By Ccoppola82
An Fm2n w 50mm 1.8 ais pancake is fairly small,...

An Fm2n w 50mm 1.8 ais pancake is fairly small, light, mechanical and up to 1/4000 with a good meter. That would be my choice
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,683
Posted By Ccoppola82
One of my favorite TLR’s ! Good score for $70....

One of my favorite TLR’s ! Good score for $70. Enjoy it!
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,143
Posted By Ccoppola82
I live about 40 minutes from Kodak Rochester and...

I live about 40 minutes from Kodak Rochester and have a lot of clients who have had family work there for their entire lives. What’s happened to the entire city since Kodak’s demise is shocking. ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 849
Posted By Ccoppola82
I actually started using split grade printing...

I actually started using split grade printing after I got a Bessemer universal 45 w VC controller for dirt cheap. Lambrechts book also has good sections on contrast control. The VC controller makes...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 849
Posted By Ccoppola82
Delta 400 price vs Tmax 400

I am about using up my stashes of hp5+ and Tri x and was considering trying a t-grain film for fun and thinking the straighter curve might be beneficial in the VERY grey gloomy skies we get for the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 653
Views: 150,982
Posted By Ccoppola82
Thank you Pan!

Thank you Pan!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 653
Views: 150,982
Posted By Ccoppola82
Thank you. You may be right. I think I preserved...

Thank you. You may be right. I think I preserved highlights better at this development time than if I would have let it run too much further. Thatís the joy of film in very difficult lighting. Never...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 653
Views: 150,982
Posted By Ccoppola82
We had a terrible barn fire in town the other...

We had a terrible barn fire in town the other day. 12 horses and 2 family dogs died in the flames. I went to document it because it was sort of a local landmark. I brought my Canon 6d and Eos 1v...
Forum: Fuji X Series 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 2,964
Posted By Ccoppola82
Pretty much exactly my sentiments. I donít use...

Pretty much exactly my sentiments. I donít use the LCD for ďchimpingĒ per se, but I tend to use it at the beginning of a new lighting scenario to fine tune the JPG shadow/highlight contrasts. I...
Forum: Fuji X Series 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 2,964
Posted By Ccoppola82
Or an improved battery! Honestly, imho the xpro2...

Or an improved battery! Honestly, imho the xpro2 had 2 major issues working against it aside from the usual sensor/viewfinder upgrades we come to expect for new releases. The 2 major issues were
1....
Forum: Fuji X Series 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 2,964
Posted By Ccoppola82
I’m fairly critical of the LCD. I personally...

I’m fairly critical of the LCD. I personally think it was a bad decision. Maybe I’m wrong. I’ll stick with my MP240 or Xpro2 for now. They work just fine for my purposes. I guess it will come down...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 217
Views: 10,614
Posted By Ccoppola82
What an eye he had...

What an eye he had...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 09-11-2019
Replies: 1,684
Views: 107,782
Posted By Ccoppola82
MP240 28 Summicron...

MP240
28 Summicron v1
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Forum: Photography General Interest 09-11-2019
Replies: 5,603
Views: 496,866
Posted By Ccoppola82
Leica...

Leica MP240


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Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-08-2019
Replies: 217
Views: 10,614
Posted By Ccoppola82
I’m so sorry for your loss Helen. I can’t...

I’m so sorry for your loss Helen. I can’t imagine.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-07-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 1,548
Posted By Ccoppola82
Kofe is right. Darkroom is where it’s at. I use...

Kofe is right. Darkroom is where it’s at. I use my scanner as a sort of contact sheet organization as well as use it to plan burning or even get a feel for contrast grading. Not saying you can’t...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-03-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By Ccoppola82
Xpro 2 with either the 35 1.4 fuji or if you want...

Xpro 2 with either the 35 1.4 fuji or if you want manual get the 35 0.95 mitakon. Stunning lens and manual focus.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-21-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,568
Posted By Ccoppola82
I keep seeing the 40mm 2.8. Perhaps I should...

I keep seeing the 40mm 2.8. Perhaps I should throw mine on next time I feel like lugging a DSLR around!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-20-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,568
Posted By Ccoppola82
A couple from 35L

Here are a couple from the 35L. I would bet you could find them for 6-700 nowadays.

First on Film
https://live.staticflickr.com/4692/39434498972_59252f949f_b.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-20-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,568
Posted By Ccoppola82
35L 1.4 v1. I like it’s size and build quality as...

35L 1.4 v1. I like it’s size and build quality as well as the bokeh over the v2 despite the v2s sharpness increase. Then again I’m not a sharpness guy. My best canon shots are with this lens and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-20-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 2,694
Posted By Ccoppola82
I just look at the ISO dial and cross my fingers....

I just look at the ISO dial and cross my fingers. The only problem I have now is my hasselblad backs, so I've resorted to ripping the box and sliding it into the little holder for it on the back.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-17-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,034
Posted By Ccoppola82
Awesome. Which version did you end up with?

Awesome. Which version did you end up with?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-17-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,034
Posted By Ccoppola82
I think my v3 w hood was 1100 in very good...

I think my v3 w hood was 1100 in very good condition. I picked it over the asph mainly for the size. Itís a very small lens. The Nokton is about the same size but with a 43mm filter vs the 39mm of...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-17-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,034
Posted By Ccoppola82
If barrel distortion bothers you, avoid the...

If barrel distortion bothers you, avoid the nokton 35 1.4. I have one for lowlight/indoor and actually like it quite a bit for people or anything less critical. I would opt for the v2 to avoid focus...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-17-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 745
Posted By Ccoppola82
I’ve actually been curious if the 50 1.2 is...

I’ve actually been curious if the 50 1.2 is better than the 1.5 but oddly haven’t gotten to see many comparative shots.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-16-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,034
Posted By Ccoppola82
Summaron 35 2.8 for the beautiful tonal BW work,...

Summaron 35 2.8 for the beautiful tonal BW work, Cron v3 for Color/BW. The Summaron looks/feels more period correct next to a 50 rigid if that matters. Some of the most beautifully built lenses I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-12-2019
Replies: 590
Views: 67,267
Posted By Ccoppola82
Thrift store. Labeled ďbrass lensĒ for $40. ...

Thrift store. Labeled ďbrass lensĒ for $40. Looked at it and it was an ultra rare 50mm 1.4 Zeiss Biotar cinema lens from 1926. It had a machined L39 adapter also. Couldnít find any info on it to...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-10-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,023
Posted By Ccoppola82
My black M-P240 is the nicest camera I’ve ever...

My black M-P240 is the nicest camera I’ve ever had. Brassing is beautiful, battery life is awesome, sapphire glass is amazing. I can simplify it to act just like a Film M, or I can use the modern...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-07-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,785
Posted By Ccoppola82
Are you referring to the chiyoda kogaku super...

Are you referring to the chiyoda kogaku super rokkor 50 1.8? If so, it actually surprised me with how good it is. VERY contrasty lens, well built, and small for a 1.8
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-05-2019
Replies: 415
Views: 178,609
Posted By Ccoppola82
A boy and his Donut

on M-P 240


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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-05-2019
Replies: 223
Views: 15,650
Posted By Ccoppola82
Zeiss ZM 50 1.5 Sonnar

50mm Zeiss ZM Sonnar 50mm 1.5 on M-P 240

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Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-05-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 260
Posted By Ccoppola82
Vi Vante straps. WOW

Iíve been on a search for a strap for my black MP240 for a while now. Iíve gone through A&A leather neck straps (now on my Xpro2), the Leica original strap, gordys, and most recently the thinner peak...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-04-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By Ccoppola82
I plan on using 3 dots that line up with where...

I plan on using 3 dots that line up with where the previous glue was used.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-04-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By Ccoppola82
Name plate on front of 50mm Skopar fell off. What to adhere it with?

My lens had the little ring with the name, model etc pop off. I think it is likely cosmetic but would like to reattach it. What would be the best adhesive? Loctite 242? Nail polish? Lacquer? Thanks...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-02-2019
Replies: 476
Views: 23,424
Posted By Ccoppola82
I'll take a black paint! Very cool project

I'll take a black paint! Very cool project
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-30-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 681
Posted By Ccoppola82
I didn’t buy it with the intention of being a...

I didn’t buy it with the intention of being a shelf queen, so I guess I’ll take it. What insurance do you folks recommend? I’ve heard State Farm sells a policy, but haven’t looked into it much.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-29-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 681
Posted By Ccoppola82
Am I being paranoid about my MP240??

A few months ago I bought an MP-240 to go along with my m6. I enjoy it thoroughly but I have not had it in any environment that I worry about it.

So, Iím planning for vacation to Cape Cod which...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-22-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 13,994
Posted By Ccoppola82
My coworker has a Filson bag And the fabric has...

My coworker has a Filson bag And the fabric has pilled up quite a bit in a year. Not sure if all their bags do this, but after seeing it I ended up with a Hadley pro with fibralyte. That stuff is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 644
Posted By Ccoppola82
I usually capture RAW + jpg. However with film...

I usually capture RAW + jpg. However with film itís a struggle to decide lately. Iíve got such little experience in c41, but doesnít it generally have a larger dynamic range than most digital...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-21-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 644
Posted By Ccoppola82
When do you choose color vs BW?

For my film work I have always selected BW because it is what got me into film and I love darkroom work. After being inspired by some great color photographers, Iíve been giving some thought as to...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 07-18-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,745
Posted By Ccoppola82
Fuji body, (I like Xpro2) with CV Nokton 35 1.4...

Fuji body, (I like Xpro2) with CV Nokton 35 1.4 is light and fast. That’s probably the smallest 50mm equivalent I’ve come up with if using modern optics. If you wanna go REALLY small, you could...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-18-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,082
Posted By Ccoppola82
I’m a big fan of the collapsible Cron for BW film...

I’m a big fan of the collapsible Cron for BW film stuff. Collapsing and extending is no big deal to me. The aperture doesn’t spin like the older Elmar either. The color Skopar is another one I use a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-13-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,167
Posted By Ccoppola82
I always forget my phone takes photos because I...

I always forget my phone takes photos because I always have a camera with me. I like having control of my images as much as possible. I just don’t feel that I do when using a phone.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 15,355
Posted By Ccoppola82
MP240 + 50mm Sonnar/ 28mm Cron combo lately.

MP240 + 50mm Sonnar/ 28mm Cron combo lately.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-06-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 6,110
Posted By Ccoppola82
This thread made me buy color chemicals and a...

This thread made me buy color chemicals and a couple dozen rolls. Can’t wait to see what results I get. Hopefully as nice as some of these!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-28-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 4,126
Posted By Ccoppola82
If they V2 entirely removes focus shift, I may...

If they V2 entirely removes focus shift, I may upgrade. The distortion doesnít bother me as much for what I use, but focus shift has been a problem once in a while.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-28-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 4,126
Posted By Ccoppola82
Does anyone have any updates on the new version? ...

Does anyone have any updates on the new version? I’m curious if they corrected the focus shift or barrel distortion at all
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 06-27-2019
Replies: 497
Views: 149,129
Posted By Ccoppola82
I just started using my M2 for the first time in...

I just started using my M2 for the first time in months. Sending the m6 to get the film counter fixed and MP finder installed. The M2 is just hands down the best camera I’ve ever used. So smooth and...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-23-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5,064
Posted By Ccoppola82
Iím going to assume price and I didnít see...

Iím going to assume price and I didnít see mention of sapphire glass rear screen. Not sure what they said the M-E case is made from, but the MP240 is nice brass.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-23-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5,064
Posted By Ccoppola82
Why not just get a good condition used MP240??

Why not just get a good condition used MP240??
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 06-17-2019
Replies: 2,418
Views: 353,331
Posted By Ccoppola82
I bought every Sam Abell book I could find. I...

I bought every Sam Abell book I could find. I watched his YouTube B&H lecture and really appreciated everything he had to say.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-16-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,428
Posted By Ccoppola82
I would be curious to see what they looked like...

I would be curious to see what they looked like if you matched the contrast in the M240 shots to the film. I’m partial to the film shots in these examples. Seems like much richer tonality, though the...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-16-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By Ccoppola82
Just goes to show that not much else matters if...

Just goes to show that not much else matters if the exposure and composition are correct. So why do we spend so much time worrying about gear etc, when we should be more worried about getting the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-16-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 947
Posted By Ccoppola82
I got the F3 to beat the hell out of. I donít...

I got the F3 to beat the hell out of. I donít baby my Mís, but I donít abuse them either. I wasnít expecting to like the F3 much, but to my surprise I enjoy it almost as much as my Mís Definitely a...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-16-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By Ccoppola82
The entire lecture spoke to me. Iím not an action...

The entire lecture spoke to me. Iím not an action junky, so the patient and thoughtful approach really resonates with me. Iíve honestly never even thought of composing from back to front for some...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-15-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By Ccoppola82
Sam Abell talk on composition

I determined to give 28mm a go this summer and Iím the course of looking for photographers that used one, I found Sam Abell from Nat Geo. B&H sponsored a talk by him a while ago and his lecture...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-13-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 14,044
Posted By Ccoppola82
I decided to dedicate this summer to getting more...

I decided to dedicate this summer to getting more comfortable with the 28mm. Some of my favorite photographers used 28mm, but I struggle with it even though I often like the results. Picked up a V1...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 947
Posted By Ccoppola82
Spoiled for choices. I’m actually surprised how...

Spoiled for choices. I’m actually surprised how much I enjoy shooting the F3. I think I’ll stick mostly color film through it like I’ve been doing. My Summaron 35 2.8 and vintage Leica glass does so...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 947
Posted By Ccoppola82
If you carried a Nikon F3 and Leica M6..

If you carried a Leica M6 and a Nikon F3 at the same time and wanted to load one with color film and one with BW, which would you put into what camera? Or would it not matter? Iíve lately really...
Forum: Other RF 06-09-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By Ccoppola82
No. The 35V couldn't beat the m2/m3, but as far...

No. The 35V couldn't beat the m2/m3, but as far as its build, fit, finish goes it is better made than my m6 without a doubt. My only real complaint about it is the 1/400th shutter speed.
Forum: Other RF 06-09-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By Ccoppola82
These are fantastic cameras. I have an Aires 35v....

These are fantastic cameras. I have an Aires 35v. It has a 45mm 1.5 coral lens that is beautiful. I believe it was built to rival a Leica. It can't compare to an m2 or m3 but I think it bests my m6...
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-07-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,742
Posted By Ccoppola82
I love both digital and film. There’s nothing I...

I love both digital and film. There’s nothing I enjoy more about the hobby than developing and seeing what I’ve got. Far more enjoyable than loading a memory card. This extends to enlarging as well....
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 814
Posted By Ccoppola82
This place is like a support group.

This place is like a support group.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 814
Posted By Ccoppola82
I’m so glad I’m not the only one. Haha

I’m so glad I’m not the only one. Haha
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-04-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 814
Posted By Ccoppola82
Has anyone ever gotten the urge to purge?

I've found myself in this bizarre situation where I stepped back and looked at all the gear I have acquired over the past few years and I suddenly got the urge to rid myself of a lot of it. I have...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-04-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 690
Posted By Ccoppola82
I have a 21 that I rarely use, but could easily...

I have a 21 that I rarely use, but could easily get along with a 28/50 combo and a 90 if I felt like carrying it. 28 is just peaking into wide for me, but not “gimmicky” wide like I used when I...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-02-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By Ccoppola82
I've always used them but am wondering if people...

I've always used them but am wondering if people have experience with different brands making any difference in flaring etc? Generally I use B&W for my DSLRs but have heard good things about...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-02-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By Ccoppola82
Protective filters. Yes or no?

I'm not sure if this is the right forum, but I've always used UV or protective filters since my DSLR days. I have a decent set of contrast filters for use with BW film, but I'm curious what your...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-27-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 944
Posted By Ccoppola82
I'm not familiar with the color heliar 2.5. I...

I'm not familiar with the color heliar 2.5. I thought they only came as f2 or 3.5. I have a color skopar 2.5 that I love carrying around though. I have a nokton 50 1.5 but have always been tempted...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-25-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 944
Posted By Ccoppola82
Kinda hard to beat the Summicron. The ISO Of the...

Kinda hard to beat the Summicron. The ISO Of the M240 should be enough for F2 in all but the lowest light. IQ, ergonomics, and size are all right where to be for travel. What a fantastic...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 3,102
Posted By Ccoppola82
I work as a professional artist and have some...

I work as a professional artist and have some experience working with both men and women about their creative work. From my limited pool of people, what I've noticed over the past 20 years in the...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 05-18-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,261
Posted By Ccoppola82
My canon kit is for shooting events or concerts. ...

My canon kit is for shooting events or concerts. The Leica can’t keep up with a fast paced event, and the Xpro2 didn’t live up to what I wanted in low light. The canon with the “holy trinity” L...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-18-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 596
Posted By Ccoppola82
I’d go for the 75 or even a 90. That little...

I’d go for the 75 or even a 90. That little tele-Elmarit is nice pocketable companion to a 35 and can be had pretty cheaply. I got an aftermarket hood on mine and have had pretty good luck for the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-17-2019
Replies: 122
Views: 9,103
Posted By Ccoppola82
Do the flashlight test to see. I believe even the...

Do the flashlight test to see. I believe even the inner glass was often marked up from cleaning attempts. If the price is right, go for it though, unless itís really really bad I doubt it will...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-15-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,922
Posted By Ccoppola82
I have a canon 35mm 2.8 LTM that I rarely use ( I...

I have a canon 35mm 2.8 LTM that I rarely use ( I have too much stuff) that is the smallest 35mm I’ve ever used aside from the Elmar 35mm. If it’s something you’d be interested in, PM me. I don’t...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,119
Posted By Ccoppola82
I’m so used to having a camera or 2 on me that I...

I’m so used to having a camera or 2 on me that I often forget that my phone actually takes pictures. Weird but true.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-10-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,852
Posted By Ccoppola82
Leica M2 Delta 100 1934 or 36 CZJ Sonnar (amadeo...

Leica M2
Delta 100
1934 or 36 CZJ Sonnar (amadeo mount)
https://live.staticflickr.com/4839/31232891147_b6d479c33d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PzWJpe)Image 22-Edit.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PzWJpe) by Chris...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-10-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,852
Posted By Ccoppola82
I get tons of access to Tattoo photos since I own...

I get tons of access to Tattoo photos since I own a studio. My guys probably get pissed at me for sticking a camera in their faces all the time, but then they use the pics on their profiles....so...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-10-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By Ccoppola82
Have to agree on the Skopar. It’s small, a hair...

Have to agree on the Skopar. It’s small, a hair faster, cheaper, and feels like my favorite lens (35mm Summaron 2.8). I do love the Elmar was well, but I was forced to keep only one out of those 2,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,100
Posted By Ccoppola82
Probably my Summar. I don’t use it much but it...

Probably my Summar. I don’t use it much but it was cheap so I keep it. For now...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-22-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,224
Posted By Ccoppola82
I've been given a ton of these. I probably have...

I've been given a ton of these. I probably have 12 or 13 now. My favorite is a black Spotmatic F that was my grandpas camera. One of my favorite possessions. Beautiful open aperture metering when...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-17-2019
Replies: 1,016
Views: 196,612
Posted By Ccoppola82
Thank you. Is there a general rule for dry down? ...

Thank you. Is there a general rule for dry down? Such as 1/2 a stop etc? Iím using F stop timing because it seems very logical to me and would make an easy adjustment.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-17-2019
Replies: 1,016
Views: 196,612
Posted By Ccoppola82
HP5+/ 28mm Elmarit v3, Pyrocat hd on the...

HP5+/ 28mm Elmarit v3, Pyrocat hd on the negative
ansco 130/ Ilford Warmtone FB/selenium toner on the print

I think I misjudged the highlights in this one. It dried down way flatter than I thought...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-16-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,135
Posted By Ccoppola82
On roll film there is no way to accurately...

On roll film there is no way to accurately develop for highlights IF your frames have varying contrast. In these cases I tend to use a 2 bath (some use stand or semi stand) development because it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-13-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,135
Posted By Ccoppola82
What I used to do is to take my 6d on spot meter...

What I used to do is to take my 6d on spot meter mode, place the spot on my shadows and make sure you set it to -2. That reading will get you into zone 3 on your shadows. Develop highlights...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-13-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By Ccoppola82
I have one. It’s awesome.

I have one. It’s awesome.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-12-2019
Replies: 1,016
Views: 196,612
Posted By Ccoppola82
I just really started getting into figuring out...

I just really started getting into figuring out printing. I think I exposed this a little too long for selenium toning though. When dry, the non toned I think had a little better tonality, but live...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-10-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 5,512
Posted By Ccoppola82
The more I use mine, the more I love it. The...

The more I use mine, the more I love it. The files are incredibly pliable in post and the BW jpgs are actually quite good. I haven’t used the vivid jpg, but in a pinch for quick sharing, the smooth...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-07-2019
Replies: 399
Views: 56,428
Posted By Ccoppola82
Thank you! My wife was using a giant 150-600 for...

Thank you! My wife was using a giant 150-600 for the eagle, so shooting it with a 50 felt a little odd, but we do what we can with what weíve got right? Lol. Iím always amazed at what this lens is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-06-2019
Replies: 466
Views: 96,675
Posted By Ccoppola82
Question Kentmere 400 ei 320, Pyrocat-HD 9 min light was...

Kentmere 400 ei 320, Pyrocat-HD 9 min

light was pretty harsh and I was juggling with a hasselblad 500cm around my neck along with my son and my m6. Haha. Good...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-06-2019
Replies: 399
Views: 56,428
Posted By Ccoppola82
Dusted off my Red Scale to try on a digital...

Dusted off my Red Scale to try on a digital sensor. MP240 with RNI presets to work the color and my own for the BW
https://live.staticflickr.com/7864/40587321213_1544d11bfa_k.jpg...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-02-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 19,007
Posted By Ccoppola82
Terrible news. What a wealth of knowledge he has...

Terrible news. What a wealth of knowledge he has shared with everyone here. I’ve learned so much from his writing. I hope he stays as comfortable as possible. My heart goes out to his family.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-27-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 5,512
Posted By Ccoppola82
EDIT: (didn’t realize the ISO question was the...

EDIT: (didn’t realize the ISO question was the 262, I’m referring to the mp240)
1600 and under for BW is good. 3200 is Still acceptable to me. However I don’t use a Leica for crazy high ISO...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-27-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 5,512
Posted By Ccoppola82
Which is why I am reluctant to sell it. It is a...

Which is why I am reluctant to sell it. It is a fantastic camera.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-26-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 5,512
Posted By Ccoppola82
Iím not a digital Leica expert, so take my 2...

Iím not a digital Leica expert, so take my 2 cents with a grain of salt. I got a good price on mine that was a few hundred more than the standard M240. The biggest selling point to me was the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-26-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 282
Posted By Ccoppola82
Question about Salthill Tri-linear alignment tool.

My last post I posted pics of my new to me Beseler 45v-xl. I went through some of the boxes that came along with it, and it had a Salthill trilinear alignment tool with instructions that were sorta...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-26-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 5,512
Posted By Ccoppola82
I got a rush of blood to my head a month or so...

I got a rush of blood to my head a month or so ago and bought a black MP240 mostly because I have a good variety of M lenses for my m6. Now I think I’m gonna let my beloved Xpro2 kit go very soon. ...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-25-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By Ccoppola82
Beseler 45v-XL

Very Excited I got a smoking ($300) deal on this enlarger with the Universal 45 color head, 35mm, 6x7, and 4x5 diffusers. It came with the lenses in the following pics. I haven't done much...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-25-2019
Replies: 170
Views: 85,158
Posted By Ccoppola82
Thatís a shame. Itís a great little lens for the...

Thatís a shame. Itís a great little lens for the price.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-22-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,016
Posted By Ccoppola82
Off the top, I would offload the 7artisans and...

Off the top, I would offload the 7artisans and the summarit.

You are keeping the 2.8 Elmar.
The 1.5 Zeiss Sonnar is too unique to get rid of, so I would keep that as well if you can handle the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-07-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,596
Posted By Ccoppola82
I tend to agree with Erik regarding the 50. I...

I tend to agree with Erik regarding the 50. I actually came to this conclusion after shooting a friends wedding with a 35. I found myself cropping almost every shot to about the FOV of the 50. So, I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-06-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,034
Posted By Ccoppola82
The 50mm 2.5 Color Skopar is my smallest non...

The 50mm 2.5 Color Skopar is my smallest non collapsing 50. I bet MS Optics has smaller, but they always seem odd to me for some reason.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-05-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,154
Posted By Ccoppola82
I have the Nokton 50 1.5 and the Sonnar C 50 1.5....

I have the Nokton 50 1.5 and the Sonnar C 50 1.5. If you can live with focus shift, I really love the Sonnar. IQ is unique enough and most importantly to me, it’s a lot smaller than the Nokton. ...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-28-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 661
Posted By Ccoppola82
Not Collapsible, but have you taken a look at the...

Not Collapsible, but have you taken a look at the Color Skopar 50 2.5? It’s very small and well made. There’s a couple good threads on here with it featured
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-28-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 661
Posted By Ccoppola82
My favorite 50 is a CLEAN summicron Collapsible,...

My favorite 50 is a CLEAN summicron Collapsible, but I would have to have a FANTASTIC deal to buy one with a lot of cleaning marks.

I have a red scale Elmar that would be my 2nd choice mainly...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-28-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 5,512
Posted By Ccoppola82
I grabbed an mp240 a couple weeks ago and have...

I grabbed an mp240 a couple weeks ago and have been really enjoying it. I got it because I typically carry an m6 and an Xpro2. I got the itch to try a digital Leica and found a price I was ok with. ...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-24-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 794
Posted By Ccoppola82
Or the new cv 35 f2

Or the new cv 35 f2
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-24-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 794
Posted By Ccoppola82
I have a v3 cron and I've really enjoyed it on my...

I have a v3 cron and I've really enjoyed it on my m6. I DO like the Summaron better for BW though. I've needed shot a summarit as I've never had any desire for modern lenses. I think I paid 1k for an...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-18-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,967
Posted By Ccoppola82
I really don’t discredit Capa for only snapping a...

I really don’t discredit Capa for only snapping a few photos and getting the hell out of there. I respect ANY person willing to enter a combat zone for the sole purpose of recording the history of...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-17-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,967
Posted By Ccoppola82
Robert Capa D-day ďruinedĒ film article

Iíve heard the story of Capaís ruined film. I read this article and found it interesting....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-17-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,069
Posted By Ccoppola82
M2. It’s a thing of beauty. I never understood...

M2. It’s a thing of beauty. I never understood Leica until I just bit the bullet and bought one. There was a learning curve of about a month of shooting, developing, and assessing my exposures. All...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-16-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 968
Posted By Ccoppola82
The market exists as long as film remains a...

The market exists as long as film remains a viable option. Someone will inevitably see the dollar signs and take the intiative. That being said, I have had my M bodies CLA’d as soon as I get them so...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-15-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 5,290
Posted By Ccoppola82
I just can’t get over the size of the mirrorless...

I just can’t get over the size of the mirrorless lenses. It seems so off balance for me. Tiny body with massive lens. I think Leica ruined me with an m6/M2 and 35 or 50mm Cron. So small and easy to...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-15-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 14,292
Posted By Ccoppola82
stunner! Very nice set of photos!

stunner! Very nice set of photos!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-31-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 4,384
Posted By Ccoppola82
After seeing the few pics from the new 35mm f2...

After seeing the few pics from the new 35mm f2 ultron, It looks like that would be a tough lens to beat for under 1k
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-24-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1,192
Posted By Ccoppola82
Drop the blacks/shadows so they are clipped by...

Drop the blacks/shadows so they are clipped by one or two values while increasing the whites/highlights to the verge of blowing out or even blown out. The grain is the part you will have the hardest...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-21-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,946
Posted By Ccoppola82
Nice lens! I have a chrome one but at the moment...

Nice lens! I have a chrome one but at the moment it’s been displaced by my Sonnar 1.5. Really wouldn’t have gone wrong with any of them. I haven’t really used a “bad” 50 so far for the Leica. They...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-20-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,946
Posted By Ccoppola82
I love the size and ergos of the Color Skopar...

I love the size and ergos of the Color Skopar 2.5. I have to develop a few rolls from it still, but the image thread from this forum made me get it. Probably going to be my daily 50 in the summer....
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-14-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,601
Posted By Ccoppola82
Sorry, I was saying bump the development under...

Sorry, I was saying bump the development under cloud conditions with an understanding of metering the shadows and putting them in zone 3 or 4. I know where I live in Buffalo, we get HEAVY overcast...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-14-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,601
Posted By Ccoppola82
With BW film, couldn’t you just increase...

With BW film, couldn’t you just increase development by about 20% to push the snow up a zone or so?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-11-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 3,052
Posted By Ccoppola82
Really enjoying the photos on this thread. Here...

Really enjoying the photos on this thread. Here are a couple of mine that might qualify. We get crappy weather in Buffalo, but it makes for some really nice light at times.

Not sure what film,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,005
Posted By Ccoppola82
I got an m6 simply because I got a fantastic deal...

I got an m6 simply because I got a fantastic deal on it. I would not ever pay the asking prices of today for it when the M2 I have is simply a much better camera in all aspects. . No, it doesn’t...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-05-2019
Replies: 382
Views: 20,989
Posted By Ccoppola82
The 85mm 1.8 is my favorite portrait lens and the...

The 85mm 1.8 is my favorite portrait lens and the 35 3.5 is a tack driver
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-05-2019
Replies: 122
Views: 9,103
Posted By Ccoppola82
I’ve never shot color through mine, but maybe I...

I’ve never shot color through mine, but maybe I should! Beautiful photo
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-03-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Posted By Ccoppola82
My new Hadley pro came in today. Thank you all...

My new Hadley pro came in today. Thank you all for your input. The bag is the perfect size and had I got the small, I know I would have been disappointed. So, thank you for saving me some frustration...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-03-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,444
Posted By Ccoppola82
I just got a sonnar C a couple weeks ago and ran...

I just got a sonnar C a couple weeks ago and ran a test on my first roll. I did the little statue guy at just about min focal distance and lined up the "needle" I can see slight focus shift on my...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-31-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Posted By Ccoppola82
I was leaning toward the pro to begin with and...

I was leaning toward the pro to begin with and with your help I Order’s a sage/chocolate pro last night. Thanks!
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-30-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Posted By Ccoppola82
Bag decision. Hadley pro vs pro small?

Hello,
Iím currently using a domke fx5-b and while it works fine, itís a bit cramped with what I carry. I decided on a Billingham Hadley Pro series, but I always find it difficult to determine the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1,483
Posted By Ccoppola82
M2 +35mm cron v3/50mm sonnar 1.5

M2 +35mm cron v3/50mm sonnar 1.5
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 12-24-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,063
Posted By Ccoppola82
I have the 50mm 1.8 and it’s fantastic. Curious...

I have the 50mm 1.8 and it’s fantastic. Curious to see what the 85 does.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-19-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,433
Posted By Ccoppola82
Mmmmmm. Lagavulin. I remember the first time I...

Mmmmmm. Lagavulin. I remember the first time I cracked an Islay and the entire room smelled like a smokey campsite. What a joy. Lol. I did enjoy your essay BTW, was just pointing out that us...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-19-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,433
Posted By Ccoppola82
I suspect that the overhwhelming majority of...

I suspect that the overhwhelming majority of people in here are NOT making a living through photography. That being said, who cares how they shoot or process? Shooting and processing have their own...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 1,587
Posted By Ccoppola82
I’d take an image at 1.4 ISO 1600 over a 2.8 ISO...

I’d take an image at 1.4 ISO 1600 over a 2.8 ISO 6400 image any day. Maybe my 6d is too aged already, but there is IQ dropoff right around 1600-3200 IMHO for that particular sensor. I have really...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-14-2018
Replies: 399
Views: 56,428
Posted By Ccoppola82
A few from a very high contrast walk on Cape...

A few from a very high contrast walk on Cape Cod

hp5 ei200 in pyrocat HD

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1895/44202603642_344174b5af_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2am2U4U)CapeCod 7-25.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-14-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,134
Posted By Ccoppola82
My wife loves zooms on our canons and I’ve...

My wife loves zooms on our canons and I’ve switched to primes for basically everything. When I grab the zoom (24-70 2.8) I cannot stand it. It’s too bulky and a pain to carry around. I also often...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-10-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 12,223
Posted By Ccoppola82
What a strange thread. If the x100f menu is...

What a strange thread. If the x100f menu is anything like the xpro2, it's really about as simple as you want to make it. Aperture is on the lens, shutter speed and ISO dials on top. Done! Anything...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-08-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 805
Posted By Ccoppola82
Speaking of digital, I have a FF canon and a...

Speaking of digital, I have a FF canon and a aps-c fuji. Image quality on both is excellent. The main thing that bothers me about aps-c is that a 23mm (35mm equivalent) at close distance shows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-07-2018
Replies: 76
Views: 2,695
Posted By Ccoppola82
Wow. Beautiful.

Wow. Beautiful.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-06-2018
Replies: 223
Views: 15,650
Posted By Ccoppola82
1934 CZJ 50 1.5 uncoated

1934 CZJ Sonnar 50 1.5
Kentmere 400
Barry Thornton 2 bath
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4830/46121191752_11cf5440cd_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dgzatf)
30-30.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dgzatf) by Chris...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-06-2018
Replies: 76
Views: 2,695
Posted By Ccoppola82
hope these will fit

I looked at a bunch of images last night and I can say that I love the style as an artistic approach vs my normal "perfect shot" attempt at photography. I think I have a couple that may work as this...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-03-2018
Replies: 694
Views: 87,205
Posted By Ccoppola82
awesome! I just grabbed a bulk load of superia...

awesome! I just grabbed a bulk load of superia 200. Never tried it but can't wait now.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-01-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 9,103
Posted By Ccoppola82
DAMN! I hope you still have this lens because...

DAMN! I hope you still have this lens because you really make it shine. Lens character and your creative vision are a a fantastic match.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-01-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 9,103
Posted By Ccoppola82
Summer Time

Found a roll from late summer hanging in my dry cabinet that I forgot about!

Ultrafine Extreme 100
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4806/45407341044_b6fbd8c481_c.jpg...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-28-2018
Replies: 58
Views: 1,825
Posted By Ccoppola82
I really love my m2. I have a 50mm Elmar 3.5 on...

I really love my m2. I have a 50mm Elmar 3.5 on it today because portability is the priority today. There’s so many options for lenses that it will make your head spin. My favorite classic lens is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-24-2018
Replies: 5,603
Views: 496,866
Posted By Ccoppola82
Bad Day Barbie

Xpro2
18mm f2 @f2
Classic Chrome film simulation SOOC
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4857/45313385694_906c0e173c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2c3bWSA)20181124-DSCF6352.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2c3bWSA) by...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-21-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,034
Posted By Ccoppola82
Photos look great! I love my M2. Less thinking...

Photos look great! I love my M2. Less thinking and more shooting with it.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 6,719
Posted By Ccoppola82
I used hc110 for at least 1 batch. Iíll try to...

I used hc110 for at least 1 batch. Iíll try to find my notes on it tonight
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 6,719
Posted By Ccoppola82
Heres a bunch shot in 35mm Developer and some...

Heres a bunch shot in 35mm
Developer and some lens info is given on the Flickr Tags

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/917/43269237811_5a2a1da5ba_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28Vy9Vz)27-22.jpg...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-19-2018
Replies: 163
Views: 4,655
Posted By Ccoppola82
Every once in a while I get the urge to splurge...

Every once in a while I get the urge to splurge on a digital Leica. The likelihood of me getting more than 6-7 years out of a digital is slim. That being said, if I got a good one for a steal, I...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-18-2018
Replies: 400
Views: 138,207
Posted By Ccoppola82
Bummer to hear that. Always enjoy seeing your...

Bummer to hear that. Always enjoy seeing your film stuff
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-30-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,995
Posted By Ccoppola82
I often have that dilemma. I live in the suburbs...

I often have that dilemma. I live in the suburbs of Buffalo, which is grey and boring for months. I typically don’t have time to go into the city, so when I go for photo walks I just focus on...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-22-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 18,949
Posted By Ccoppola82
I donít know how I happened upon this thread from...

I donít know how I happened upon this thread from 2010. Likely reading while tired and didnít realize it was almost a decade old. Sorry about that! Still, interesting.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-20-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 18,949
Posted By Ccoppola82
I love 50s. I did a wedding with my favorite...

I love 50s. I did a wedding with my favorite canon lens, the 35L in my canon system and found myself cropping a lot of the photos. I figured, why waste the sensor? Get the 50 and no need for...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-15-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 3,089
Posted By Ccoppola82
That's a really tough call. I enjoy my xpro2 and...

That's a really tough call. I enjoy my xpro2 and my M's quite a bit. The Fuji is a jpg machine and I can really get some good results from it and it's convenient to have multiple ISO, color, and BW...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-11-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 1,944
Posted By Ccoppola82
I prefer simple and smaller primes. The only zoom...

I prefer simple and smaller primes. The only zoom I’ve used that challenges my primes is the canon 24-70 2.8ii. I still generally prefer the 35L/135L combo though and my fiancť takes the 24-70. 2.8...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-08-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,296
Posted By Ccoppola82
Try the Mitakon 35mm .95

Try the Mitakon 35mm .95
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-08-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,230
Posted By Ccoppola82
What I usually do is aim my at the back of my...

What I usually do is aim my at the back of my hand so as to simulate a grey card. I take a spot reading off of that and then add one more stop of light to get my skin tone into zone 6. I’ve usually...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-04-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,107
Posted By Ccoppola82
I bought an Xpro2 as my m-mount digital largely...

I bought an Xpro2 as my m-mount digital largely because I don’t shoot as much digital as I do film. I was reasonably sure I would hate it and sell it due to the crop factor. I actually fell in life...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-02-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,540
Posted By Ccoppola82
M2 if you're comfortable without a meter. M6 for...

M2 if you're comfortable without a meter. M6 for a few hundred extra and you get a meter and 28mm frames
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-27-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 9,103
Posted By Ccoppola82
Yes. The rigid summicron. Another of my...

Yes. The rigid summicron. Another of my favorites.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-24-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,337
Posted By Ccoppola82
I feel more comfortable with a 35, but tend to...

I feel more comfortable with a 35, but tend to like the images from a 28 a little better sometimes if I want a more dynamic photo, or for a landscape situation. 35 feels very normal to me and forces...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-24-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 9,103
Posted By Ccoppola82
It really is. Someday soon I'm gonna do a...

It really is. Someday soon I'm gonna do a shootout between all my 50s to see what real world differences I can see. I suspect the collapsible will be top 2 or so for what I'm looking for.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-22-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 977
Posted By Ccoppola82
A couple samples of HP5/Kentmere

Here are a couple samples of HP5 and Kentmere 400 The keywords are listed on the bottom and say what film, EI,/lens/developer was used as well.

HP5 (the sea Dunes were exposted at 400, it was low...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-22-2018
Replies: 59
Views: 4,564
Posted By Ccoppola82
I love my xpro2, Oddly I use it as my fun camera/...

I love my xpro2, Oddly I use it as my fun camera/ JPG machine...but I figured I would post a few. Landscapes are oversaturated because I use the images for oil painting references

CV21mm...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-21-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 977
Posted By Ccoppola82
Yup! Give it a shot. The reasoning behind doing...

Yup! Give it a shot. The reasoning behind doing this in my case at least, is because on roll film, we encounter scenes of varying contrast throughout the roll. This method provides a sort of fail...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-20-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 977
Posted By Ccoppola82
Important basic that should be well...

Important basic that should be well understood:
Shadow density is created at the exposure, highlight density is created during development.
This happens because the highlights build and get thicker...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-20-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 977
Posted By Ccoppola82
What don’t you like about hp5? I’ve personally...

What don’t you like about hp5? I’ve personally found it to be the most diverse film I use. Regarding the other films. Kentmere and ultrafine 400 are both reasonable budget alternatives and dry...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-18-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,311
Posted By Ccoppola82
Maybe I’m a bit strange in that I think the...

Maybe I’m a bit strange in that I think the limitations imposed by “lesser technology” often facilitated the creation of better works. I feel the same way when I oil paint. I work with a limited...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-17-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By Ccoppola82
If you’re shooting BW, Summicron gets my vote. I...

If you’re shooting BW, Summicron gets my vote. I go back to it over and over despite having way too many 50s
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-17-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 20,035
Posted By Ccoppola82
I’m very tempted to upgrade my M-mount Nokton 50...

I’m very tempted to upgrade my M-mount Nokton 50 1.5 to get this. Does anyone have both that could do comparison shots or anything?
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-15-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By Ccoppola82
I use a 1934 Sonnar 50 1.5 with an amadeo adapter...

I use a 1934 Sonnar 50 1.5 with an amadeo adapter and use it on both my M6 and Xpro2. Pricy, but the lens is really fun.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-11-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 2,938
Posted By Ccoppola82
It isn't so much that there are new cameras are...

It isn't so much that there are new cameras are released. To me, I've really enjoyed the process of learning about exposure, composition, and what the camera/lens/film/developer can do together. ...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-09-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 9,103
Posted By Ccoppola82
Most standard K2 filters need 2/3 stop via my...

Most standard K2 filters need 2/3 stop via my Pentax spotmeter. If the green is the ďGGRĒ Leica one, itís about the same. If you are using an m6 or m7, it should adjust on its own. If not, just give...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-05-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 2,183
Posted By Ccoppola82
Iíd use it to shoot hybrid w my m6 and canon. I...

Iíd use it to shoot hybrid w my m6 and canon. I have a lot of glass for both systems. It would make it very versatile for me. The full frame potential is the only thing that would take me from my...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-05-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 2,183
Posted By Ccoppola82
Any idea if this will take M-mount?

Any idea if this will take M-mount?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-04-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 1,899
Posted By Ccoppola82
This is the one I have. Paid $200. Worth every...

This is the one I have. Paid $200. Worth every penny. I would probably make the trip to get one if it was a days drive.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-04-2018
Replies: 170
Views: 85,158
Posted By Ccoppola82
Good luck with it! It's really a fantastic little...

Good luck with it! It's really a fantastic little workhorse lens that works great as a walk around lens. Work with its limitations in mind and you will be very happy
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-04-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,284
Posted By Ccoppola82
I started photography with an SLR a few years ago...

I started photography with an SLR a few years ago and my first real lens purchase was a Canon 35L for my FF 6d. I had it in my head that I was a 35 guy, but found myself reaching for a 50 cron more...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-04-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By Ccoppola82
Maybe a Summaron 35mm 2.8? If I'm shooting...

Maybe a Summaron 35mm 2.8? If I'm shooting available light, that's my preferred combo
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-03-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 1,899
Posted By Ccoppola82
My film drier cabinet is hands down one of the...

My film drier cabinet is hands down one of the best purchases I've made for photography. I would find one or build one if I was you. 25 min and film is dry, dust free.
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-02-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,698
Posted By Ccoppola82
I love mine also. I customized 5 or 6 film...

I love mine also. I customized 5 or 6 film presets and turned it into my jpg machine. I've not had a single issue with the exception of sensor dust once in a while, but that's user error rather...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-31-2018
Replies: 121
Views: 4,806
Posted By Ccoppola82
I’ve learned a ton on here. So ya, it’s still...

I’ve learned a ton on here. So ya, it’s still relevant to me at least
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-28-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 4,386
Posted By Ccoppola82
Now this is tempting. Haha. Like I need another...

Now this is tempting. Haha. Like I need another 50....but it looks so nice!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-28-2018
Replies: 173
Views: 10,510
Posted By Ccoppola82
I brought my smallest setup that would fit in my...

I brought my smallest setup that would fit in my little domke bag.
50 Elmar red scale
35 cron v3
28 Elmarit v3 on the m6. I debated about that one too, but I love the images from that lens so it was...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-23-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,780
Posted By Ccoppola82
After shooting my m6 or Xpro2 as daily carry...

After shooting my m6 or Xpro2 as daily carry cameras, I simply cannot imagine using a camera that large for anything other than landscape work. Portability and ergonomics have superseded pretty much...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-21-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 900
Posted By Ccoppola82
Perhaps a more experienced person can comment on...

Perhaps a more experienced person can comment on this, but I’ve found using the zone system on 135 to be done in a sort of compromising way. In a 36 shot roll I am likely to encounter a variety of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-19-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 900
Posted By Ccoppola82
I’ve thought about this a lot as well. I’m very...

I’ve thought about this a lot as well. I’m very new to this still, but I’ve tried to shoot 10 rolls of a particular film at a time and settled on a couple developers to go along with all of them. So...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-13-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 709
Posted By Ccoppola82
I keep a 39mm Leica UV filter on the front and an...

I keep a 39mm Leica UV filter on the front and an IROOA hood for the most part. (This lens benefits from a hood) You could also get a b+w filter and an off brand pinch cap. The chrome UV Leica filter...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-07-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,437
Posted By Ccoppola82
2 of my 3 are ergonomically very nice. The 21mm...

2 of my 3 are ergonomically very nice. The 21mm Skopar and 35 1.4. The Nokton 50 isnít my favorite to shoot with, but I adjust to it easily and make it work.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-07-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,437
Posted By Ccoppola82
Voigtlšnder makes some really nice lenses for my...

Voigtlšnder makes some really nice lenses for my purposes. I have 3 now. It’s funny that I’ve seen people say “man, I wish somebody made classic lenses as New builds,” then Voigtlšnder does it and...
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