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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By maddoc
I am in the same situation and the only solution...

I am in the same situation and the only solution is to either remove some material of the screw that holds the frame line preview lever (something I won`t do to my black paint M4) or to remove the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,083
Posted By maddoc
I bought one last year from an Ebay seller in the...

I bought one last year from an Ebay seller in the US for US$549 (+ shipping). No information about any CLA but the camera was one of the rare cases, in which a used camera actual works and the lens...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,238
Posted By maddoc
Awesome photo!!

Awesome photo!!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,060
Posted By maddoc
Elmar 3.5cm f/3.5 and Jupiter J-12. I have a...

Elmar 3.5cm f/3.5 and Jupiter J-12. I have a later J-12 in black, great little lens and just at the moment mounted on my II (D).


https://pbase.com/gsamj/image/170008027/medium.jpg
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,238
Posted By maddoc
Fuji FP-3000b Fuji Neopan 1600PR...

Fuji FP-3000b
Fuji Neopan 1600PR (Superpresto)
Kodak Kodachrome KR64
Kodak Plus-X
Kodak HC-110 (US version)
All sorts of Fuji BW paper


I miss the 1600PR and KR64 most and did never find anything to...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By maddoc
My guess is that it is an old immersion oil...

My guess is that it is an old immersion oil bottle with pipette.
Forum: RFF News 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By maddoc
Following the Isewan typhoon in 1959...

Following the Isewan typhoon in 1959 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhoon_Vera) with a dead toll of 5000, Japan started building a protective infrastructure against flooding from rivers and the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-10-2019
Replies: 78
Views: 29,147
Posted By maddoc
Not so easy to get satisfying results with this...

Not so easy to get satisfying results with this camera, mostly because the limited shutter speed of 1/250. I managed to easily adjust the horizontal misalignment of my MOSKVA-5 rangefinder.

Plus-X...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-19-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4,635
Posted By maddoc
Oxidizing or not oxidizing is the question here...

Oxidizing or not oxidizing is the question here ... I have had HC-110 gone bad rather quickly after expiration date a couple of times. It didn`t fail completely but films became under-developed. I...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-11-2019
Replies: 219
Views: 12,068
Posted By maddoc
Helen, my deepest condolences.

Helen, my deepest condolences.
Forum: Travel 08-27-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,183
Posted By maddoc
Two identical Leica M bodies (digital, if...

Two identical Leica M bodies (digital, if required), a 40/2.0 and a 28/2.8 would do the trick for me. But then I do travel with only my Leica Standard, a 50/3.5 Nickel-Elmar and a rangefinder.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-19-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 2,899
Posted By maddoc
Folded paper in the hot shoe .... I used to put a...

Folded paper in the hot shoe .... I used to put a piece of tape onto the bottom plate (where I wrote the film and E.I.) of my black chrome cameras but don`t do this with the black paint cameras.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-18-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,753
Posted By maddoc
All that doesn`t matter because there are no 260F...

All that doesn`t matter because there are no 260F heat on the moon. Easy solution, right? :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-18-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,753
Posted By maddoc
260F is the moon surface temperature when...

260F is the moon surface temperature when irradiated by sun light. Above the moon surface is an almost perfect vacuum and we have to consider if a vacuum can have a heat capacity. In other words, can...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-18-2019
Replies: 78
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 2,408
Posted By maddoc
For me it is the other way around. Why would I...

For me it is the other way around. Why would I carry an additional item (light-meter), which I use maybe three times a day, if at all? It is not necessary to measure the light for every single photo...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-18-2019
Replies: 78
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 2,408
Posted By maddoc
I have both and recommend the VC II over the MR...

I have both and recommend the VC II over the MR meter every time. Even more I would recommend a light-meter app for a smartphone (if you have one). That`s what I use exclusively for the last couple...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2019
Replies: 78
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 2,408
Posted By maddoc
I voted M4-P after having sold mine (owned 9 yrs)...

I voted M4-P after having sold mine (owned 9 yrs) and an M4-2 (owned 6 yrs) to buy a black-paint M4 in 2016. The M4 is nice and black-paint looks nicer than black-chrome but the M4-P/M4-2 are simply...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-16-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 727
Posted By maddoc
I have one, had it professionally overhauled in...

I have one, had it professionally overhauled in Germany (the only company that still have the original Metrawatt spare parts) and still don`t use it because it adds lots of bulk and blocks the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,841
Posted By maddoc
It might be better to inform yourself about the...

It might be better to inform yourself about the strict new laws regarding photographing people (strangers) in public (DSVGO, came into effect on may 25th this year). Germans are very concerned about...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-13-2019
Replies: 1,672
Views: 475,450
Posted By maddoc
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48053815993_36...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48053815993_366407ccfe_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gdmnjR)201905-02-M4BP-ACROS100-400-35LUX-35CV-019copy (https://flic.kr/p/2gdmnjR) by Gabor Samjeske...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-11-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,445
Posted By maddoc
Try to send them an email. They seem to send...

Try to send them an email. They seem to send overseas.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-11-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,445
Posted By maddoc
The manufacturer is a Japanese Company called U.N...

The manufacturer is a Japanese Company called U.N Company Ltd. They still offer some of the two-roll film holder according to their web site but Yodobashi Camera does not list them as available in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-06-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 2,657
Posted By maddoc
Cheaper with the auction fee added.

Cheaper with the auction fee added.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-06-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 2,657
Posted By maddoc
I bought two cameras from their auctions, my M4...

I bought two cameras from their auctions, my M4 black-paint in June 2016 and last year in November my Standard 1c. Prices were both times cheaper than the average sales prices at that time....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-05-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,006
Posted By maddoc
Mine has the SN 2777XXX and also the optical DX...

Mine has the SN 2777XXX and also the optical DX reader and MP viewfinder upgrade. A large orange sticker on the box states "factory upgrade to optical DX reader and MP viewfinder"


EDIT: This low...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-05-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By maddoc
That would be a very good price but I expect it...

That would be a very good price but I expect it to sell ~$300. That winder fits later III (there is a serial number when they switched the take up spool shaft to a slotted type for the wonder), IIIa...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-26-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By maddoc
I had an Elmar 50/2.8 once and the lens wasn`t...

I had an Elmar 50/2.8 once and the lens wasn`t interesting at all. The Color-Skopar 50/2.5 handles well, is small enough to be used with a LTM Leica and fits perfect on a M. Contrast is a little bit...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-24-2019
Replies: 2,134
Views: 600,657
Posted By maddoc
Leica III, 28/3.5 W-Nikkor-C, 28mm Voigtländer...

Leica III, 28/3.5 W-Nikkor-C, 28mm Voigtländer VF. Lance strap. Loaded a roll of Superia Venus800.

https://pbase.com/gsamj/image/169240685.jpg
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-24-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,552
Posted By maddoc
Only small ribbed surfaces.

Only small ribbed surfaces.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-24-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,552
Posted By maddoc
Mine is serial number 9931084, also a later copy?

Mine is serial number 9931084, also a later copy?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-23-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,552
Posted By maddoc
The 50/2.5 in LTM also seems to be very OK, at...

The 50/2.5 in LTM also seems to be very OK, at least my copy of the lens for sure is.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-23-2019
Replies: 2,421
Views: 354,740
Posted By maddoc
"Meine Erfahrung mit der Leica" written by Dr....

"Meine Erfahrung mit der Leica" written by Dr. Paul Wolff. I got an early copy of the book, still in good condition. The printing quality wasn`t up to today`s standards but there are many photos...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-22-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,552
Posted By maddoc
This reminds of a CV 75/2.5 that I had to return...

This reminds of a CV 75/2.5 that I had to return one month earlier because it showed exactly the same kind of opaque haze somewhere inside the lens. I wasn`t aware that so many different lenses of...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-22-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,552
Posted By maddoc
I just recently bought a copy for a reasonable...

I just recently bought a copy for a reasonable price at Yahoo! Auction in Japan. The seller described the lens as "slightly" hazy and from his photos I could not really see haze so I assumed it...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-20-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,073
Posted By maddoc
I switched from a CoolScan 4000ED (I assume the...

I switched from a CoolScan 4000ED (I assume the ptics became cloudy) to a Plustek 8200i just recently and think the results from the Plustek are OK for 135. In the past I used the Epson V700 also but...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-15-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,008
Posted By maddoc
What is "nuclear hardening" ? :confused::eek:...

What is "nuclear hardening" ? :confused::eek: Anything that I could teach my students in chemistry?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-15-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By maddoc
You need to test your sample under critical light...

You need to test your sample under critical light situations as for example with the sun just outside of the frame. Any defect of the lens will show up on either film or a sensor. But every lens...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-15-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 523
Posted By maddoc
+1 from my experience. Depending on how extreme...

+1 from my experience. Depending on how extreme conditions are going to be I would add some ziplock bags, silica gel packs and in worst case I leave I all my Leica gear at home and take the Nikonos V...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-13-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,958
Posted By maddoc
US$24/5 rolls 135-36? That is a good price. Last...

US$24/5 rolls 135-36? That is a good price. Last prices in Japan that I remember were about ¥640 for a single roll ACROS100 135-36.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,958
Posted By maddoc
Last year here in Nagoya in one shop I got a roll...

Last year here in Nagoya in one shop I got a roll of Fujifilm Superia400 135-27 for free every time I brought a roll of C41 film for developing and small prints. I was told this was a campaign and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,119
Posted By maddoc
35mm Summilux-M pre-ASPH v2. It is a love/hate...

35mm Summilux-M pre-ASPH v2. It is a love/hate thing. I really like the small size and quality of the photos I can achieve with it but the ergonomics (missing filter thread and over-sized lens-hood)...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-06-2019
Replies: 2,134
Views: 600,657
Posted By maddoc
Brilliant idea!! :cool: I am thinking about...

Brilliant idea!! :cool: I am thinking about giving it a try also.

On a side-note, what is the lens with rather large lens-hood in your avatar photo?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-05-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,977
Posted By maddoc
That brought back memories of some threads here...

That brought back memories of some threads here and at LUF....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-26-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 4,731
Posted By maddoc
40mm, the Summicron-C. A 40 mm lens has a FoV...

40mm, the Summicron-C. A 40 mm lens has a FoV that is close to the horizontal visual attention zone of the human eye.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-21-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,927
Posted By maddoc
From my experience Yodobashi Camera`s store close...

From my experience Yodobashi Camera`s store close to Shinjuku Station West exit is pretty much the last store with a decent selection of films in stock in Japan.



In Nagoya where I live for one...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 04-07-2019
Replies: 2,421
Views: 354,740
Posted By maddoc
"The Mechanical Retina at my Fingertips", a...

"The Mechanical Retina at my Fingertips", a selection of 600 BW photos taken 1991 ~ 1992 by Suda Issei with a Minox. Very interesting work.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-15-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,427
Posted By maddoc
Congratulations to both of you!

Congratulations to both of you!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-07-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,065
Posted By maddoc
I have that lens albeit in S-Mount and it appears...

I have that lens albeit in S-Mount and it appears to be longer than a Color-Skopar 50/2.5. I would recommend the latter as a compact 50mm lens.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-04-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By maddoc
Things become better visible when you hold the...

Things become better visible when you hold the camera with the VF eye-piece against a bright light source and look into the RF window, which is the small, left window when you look at the front of...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-22-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,665
Posted By maddoc
Welcome to the RFF community! My newest...

Welcome to the RFF community!



My newest favorite camera happens to be a Leica I C standardized, it lacks meter and rangefinder so recently for me it is meter-less and rangefinder-less. Quite...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-22-2019
Replies: 276
Views: 68,285
Posted By maddoc
Nicely spotted! Which 50mm lens version is that?...

Nicely spotted! Which 50mm lens version is that? Possibly Olympic ?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-15-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,667
Posted By maddoc
And I was lucky that Bob lent me his O-series for...

And I was lucky that Bob lent me his O-series for a couple of month. :) However, I never got used the lens-capping when advancing film procedure ...

I now have a 1 C converted to Standard and the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-03-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,184
Posted By maddoc
Obviously, science and Scientology are two...

Obviously, science and Scientology are two different things. :D
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-24-2019
Replies: 2,134
Views: 600,657
Posted By maddoc
1938 Leica IIIb, 3.5 cm Elmar (no serial number),...

1938 Leica IIIb, 3.5 cm Elmar (no serial number), SCNOO and Nippon Kogaku 3.5 cm VF

https://secure2.pbase.com/gsamj/image/168736345/large.jpg
Forum: Travel 01-24-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 8,410
Posted By maddoc
Haha! Those were the times! I miss Tokyo.

Haha! Those were the times! I miss Tokyo.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-20-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 4,053
Posted By maddoc
Huss, very nice!!

Huss, very nice!!
Forum: Nikon RF 01-10-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,818
Posted By maddoc
What if there would be affordable film and...

What if there would be affordable film and processing in Japan?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-01-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By maddoc
The work of the fairies in Solms vs those in...

The work of the fairies in Solms vs those in Wetzlar! ;):D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-01-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By maddoc
The M7 is 30 g heavier than the M3 .... ;)

The M7 is 30 g heavier than the M3 .... ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-27-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 774
Posted By maddoc
Only 100 made but I have seen them only with...

Only 100 made but I have seen them only with black strap lugs.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-16-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 14,144
Posted By maddoc
I like the orientation of the VF baffle, upright....

I like the orientation of the VF baffle, upright. The first time I see that orientation in a Leica VF, even the half-frame M4-P did have a horizontal oriented VF baffle.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-15-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 4,327
Posted By maddoc
Well done and congrats on the published photos!!...

Well done and congrats on the published photos!! :)
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-15-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,142
Posted By maddoc
I would keep it simple, use one BW film that you...

I would keep it simple, use one BW film that you like and combine it with a developer that gives you nice negatives to wet-print. If the number of film rolls is limited and you are not under pressure...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-11-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 834
Posted By maddoc
I still have two of those AP loader but stopped...

I still have two of those AP loader but stopped using them when starting to use IXMOO/FILCA/NIKON reloadable film canister. I use two WATSON 66 B for that purpose, much easier to load and use from my...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-07-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 2,103
Posted By maddoc
Leica M4-2 would be my recommendation. That or...

Leica M4-2 would be my recommendation. That or the Leica M7 with optical DX reader and MP-style VF.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-27-2018
Replies: 2,134
Views: 600,657
Posted By maddoc
This Nikkor 35mm lens is high on my wish list!...

This Nikkor 35mm lens is high on my wish list! Interesting grip also!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-27-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,275
Posted By maddoc
If you want to check for prism separation or...

If you want to check for prism separation or similar issues then you have to point the camera with the VF eyepiece to a bright light source and look into the small RF window (the left one) from the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-20-2018
Replies: 1,672
Views: 475,450
Posted By maddoc
BP M4, 35mm Summilux pre-ASPH 2nd (German-made),...

BP M4, 35mm Summilux pre-ASPH 2nd (German-made), Tri-X, Microphen stock



https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1869/29861329577_691f2370c9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MuK7VX)
by Gabor Samjeske...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-16-2018
Replies: 2,134
Views: 600,657
Posted By maddoc
I use a thin Teflon ring of ~ 1.5 mm thickness...

I use a thin Teflon ring of ~ 1.5 mm thickness that I put on top of the film canister before mounting the base plate. It just needs to push the film canister up.

EDIT: The film canister are only...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-16-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 446
Posted By maddoc
A very interesting lens for sure. Maybe I should...

A very interesting lens for sure. Maybe I should bring mine with me to my next trip home to Germany.


Post some photos in the Noctilux thread!...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-16-2018
Replies: 2,134
Views: 600,657
Posted By maddoc
Modern film canisters are about 2 mm shorter than...

Modern film canisters are about 2 mm shorter than those used when the I, II or early III camera models were made. However, you can use modern, shorter film canister with the help of a thin plastic...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-15-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,735
Posted By maddoc
Thank you!!

Thank you!!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-15-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,735
Posted By maddoc
Nice, Erik!! I am waiting eagerly now for an...

Nice, Erik!!

I am waiting eagerly now for an uncoated 2.8 cm/6.3 Hektor lens, then I would have 28/35/50/90 (Elmar 90/4 but coated) in a very small package together with my II.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-15-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,735
Posted By maddoc
I now own an uncoated Nickel Elmar 50/3.5, an...

I now own an uncoated Nickel Elmar 50/3.5, an uncoated Summar and the tiny Elmar 3.5 cm/3.5. The following photo was taken with the 3.5 cm Elmar and Neopan...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-23-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 2,836
Posted By maddoc
Ozu`s Tokyo mono gatari (Tokyo stories) has...

Ozu`s Tokyo mono gatari (Tokyo stories) has become one of my favorite films. In this film it is interesting how the camera takes almost all scenes from a low position.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-23-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 2,836
Posted By maddoc
Wim Wenders comes to my mind.

Wim Wenders comes to my mind.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-19-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 8,441
Posted By maddoc
Leica II with Nickel Elmar (non-coated) both from...

Leica II with Nickel Elmar (non-coated) both from 1932.
https://secure2.pbase.com/gsamj/image/167837649.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-18-2018
Replies: 151
Views: 8,078
Posted By maddoc
Where is the M4-2 shutter different as compared...

Where is the M4-2 shutter different as compared to the M4-P shutter? I had both cameras for a couple of years and never noticed a difference.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-18-2018
Replies: 118
Views: 5,693
Posted By maddoc
The Noctilux 50/1.0.

The Noctilux 50/1.0.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-18-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 3,103
Posted By maddoc
Last month I bought a black II/nickel with 50/3.5...

Last month I bought a black II/nickel with 50/3.5 nickel from a US store for US$540 from eBay. Also first batch of the II (1932)
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 07-05-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 4,053
Posted By maddoc
Many more nice shots, thanks for posting!!...

Many more nice shots, thanks for posting!!

Myself, I have moved from Tokyo to Nagoya since starting this thread but hope to visit 新島 (Niijima) island this year again and will bring my Nikonos V and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-04-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,456
Posted By maddoc
Most excellent explained!

Most excellent explained!
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-04-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,733
Posted By maddoc
A Nikonos V with the 35/2.5 lens.

A Nikonos V with the 35/2.5 lens.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-15-2018
Replies: 114
Views: 3,818
Posted By maddoc
Black Leica M4. I used this camera almost...

Black Leica M4. I used this camera almost exclusively for one year now (71 rolls of 135-36 since February 2017 when the camera came back from service at DAG), I also shot 6 rolls in my Nikonos V and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-15-2018
Replies: 4,612
Views: 1,312,495
Posted By maddoc
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4666/39085372495_5b...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4666/39085372495_5bc56be37e_b.jpg

Leica M4 BP, 40mm Summicron-C, Tri-X (1600 E.I.), HC-110 "B"
Forum: Nikon RF 02-15-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 992
Posted By maddoc
I don`t know how different the design of the S is...

I don`t know how different the design of the S is from the S2 but the J-12 in Kiev mount works well with my Nikon S2. I just had to grind some material from the J-12 mount to not scratch the front...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-14-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,514
Posted By maddoc
Another vote for the Nikon H-C 5cm f/2.0 from me....

Another vote for the Nikon H-C 5cm f/2.0 from me. Excellent rendering on film. J-8 is close.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-12-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,712
Posted By maddoc
I always use Nikkor (spell?) rolls and a changing...

I always use Nikkor (spell?) rolls and a changing bag. I have usually no problems loading the rolls if I remind myself to push the film into the reel. A little bit difficult at times due to the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-08-2018
Replies: 18
M6
Views: 1,506
Posted By maddoc
Back in 2006 I bought my first rangefinder, a...

Back in 2006 I bought my first rangefinder, a Epson R-D1s and some lenses. Before that I had used DSLR (D70 and D1x) but didn`t like the weight and volume of those cameras anymore. Using the RF...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 2,349
Posted By maddoc
Here in Japan the 100ft bulkroll of Tri-X (400TX)...

Here in Japan the 100ft bulkroll of Tri-X (400TX) had gone up to (converted) US$285.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-28-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,597
Posted By maddoc
Done! It looks amazing. :cool:

Done! It looks amazing. :cool:
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-25-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 4,200
Posted By maddoc
Coated (M-mount) 35mm Summilux pre-ASPH 50mm...

Coated (M-mount)
35mm Summilux pre-ASPH
50mm Noctilux f/1.0
40mm Summicron-C f/2.0
21mm Super-Angulon-M f/3.4

Un-coated (LTM)
5cm Summar 1:2.0
3.5cm Elmar 1:3.5
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-21-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 942
Posted By maddoc
I like those, too! Were the falls already frozen?

I like those, too! Were the falls already frozen?
Forum: Nikon RF 01-18-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 9,117
Posted By maddoc
I love my black repaint S2...

I love my black repaint S2 :)
https://secure2.pbase.com/gsamj/image/163771912.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-16-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 6,697
Posted By maddoc
If you don`t mind the missing 40mm frame line...

If you don`t mind the missing 40mm frame line problem (which is not really a problem because RF cameras are not well designed for proper framing) then I also would recommend a 40mm f/2.0 Summicron-C...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-11-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 991
Posted By maddoc
As I understand it, John has retired and Focal...

As I understand it, John has retired and Focal Point is closed.

http://www.focalpointlens.com/
Forum: Travel 01-11-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 2,129
Posted By maddoc
I live in Japan and and use the 35 mm Summilux...

I live in Japan and and use the 35 mm Summilux pre-ASPH und 21mm Super-Angulon-M a lot as they are a perfect match for BW film and the light conditions here.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-04-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 750
Posted By maddoc
C-41: They used to sell Naniwa Color-kit N but...

C-41: They used to sell Naniwa Color-kit N but long time discontinued. E6 might be available.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-01-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 2,814
Posted By maddoc
The M4-2 with Leitz sticker is quite rare!

The M4-2 with Leitz sticker is quite rare!
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 3,081
Posted By maddoc
Thank you very much, Helen!

Thank you very much, Helen!
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 3,081
Posted By maddoc
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4504/37618636366_c7...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4504/37618636366_c75425f284_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ZjekYJ)201710-01-nikonosV-DELTA3200-1600-27copy (https://flic.kr/p/ZjekYJ) by Gabor Samjeske...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-30-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,616
Posted By maddoc
OK, lets check it out in the first days of 2018!

OK, lets check it out in the first days of 2018!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-30-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,616
Posted By maddoc
How much time do you have to return the camera in...

How much time do you have to return the camera in case of doubt? We could meet somewhere in Tokyo and I could have a look in the coming days.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-30-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,616
Posted By maddoc
That paint finish looks very similar to the Masa...

That paint finish looks very similar to the Masa repaint M2 that I owned briefly in 2010. What about the seal of your M4?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-26-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,264
Posted By maddoc
It is never a good idea to divide the package...

It is never a good idea to divide the package content of a powder developer because there are a couple of chemicals mixed and you don`t know how much of each of the chemicals end up in the divided...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-26-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,264
Posted By maddoc
Thanks a lot!! That is indeed god news!:)

Thanks a lot!! That is indeed god news!:)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-25-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,264
Posted By maddoc
I used to order from silver salt in Japan but...

I used to order from silver salt in Japan but they are sold out.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-25-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,264
Posted By maddoc
Rodinal in small bottles (120 ml) can be shipped...

Rodinal in small bottles (120 ml) can be shipped to Japan but no larger bottles due to safety restrictions for air freight. All sellers (on-line) were out of stock recently and I don`t know when and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-21-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,321
Posted By maddoc
Long discontinued Fujifilm Minicopy HRII BW film...

Long discontinued Fujifilm Minicopy HRII BW film with a box speed of ISO 6 would be helpful.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-30-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By maddoc
I know the bad habit of using the lens hood as a...

I know the bad habit of using the lens hood as a handle when mounting or unmounting a small lens (35 Summicron iv or 28/2.8 ASPH) but the Elmarit 28mm v3 is so huge that it is actually easier to...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-27-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By maddoc
Thanks again for all the comments! Need to think...

Thanks again for all the comments! Need to think now about the best way to get it fixed.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-27-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By maddoc
Was it a difficult procedure to disassemble and...

Was it a difficult procedure to disassemble and reassemble the lens? I think the wobble in my copy is because the technician did not tight some ring properly so maybe I could fix it by myself?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-27-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By maddoc
Leitz Elmarit 28mm v3: Slight wobble?

I have just received back an Elmarit 28mm v3 from repair (the hood was slightly rotated when mounted) and noticed a slight wobble in the lens. When I firmly grip the front part of the lens I can very...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-26-2017
Replies: 436
Views: 83,613
Posted By maddoc
That one is pretty awesome!! :cool:

That one is pretty awesome!! :cool:
Forum: Nikon RF 11-21-2017
Replies: 93
Views: 7,212
Posted By maddoc
Reminds me of the Contax I that I received a...

Reminds me of the Contax I that I received a couple of month ago from the auction site. Actuated the shutter once and had to return it immediately because after that the shutter kept stuck open.

Did...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-20-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,713
Posted By maddoc
All my cameras have neck straps permanently...

All my cameras have neck straps permanently attached and the M bodies and S2 also small soft releases. Filters on all of my lenses and additionally hoods/external VF for my 21 and 28mm lenses....
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-20-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 2,215
Posted By maddoc
Did you try one of the many part shops in...

Did you try one of the many part shops in Akihabara? They do not only sell electrocnic parts but also switches, cables and other electromechanical parts. I found a spare relay for my darkroom timer...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-16-2017
Replies: 149
Views: 20,914
Posted By maddoc
Special edition M6, titan finish and ostrich...

Special edition M6, titan finish and ostrich leather?
Forum: Digital Compacts 11-15-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,895
Posted By maddoc
Amazing photos and a great trip!! Hiking alone...

Amazing photos and a great trip!! Hiking alone through the highlands must be something. I have been to the Faeroer Islands in summer 1986 and still remember the very special light.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-14-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 2,788
Posted By maddoc
I really start missing it!

I really start missing it!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-14-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 2,788
Posted By maddoc
M4-2 with recent service by DAG.

M4-2 with recent service by DAG.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-14-2017
Replies: 554
Views: 43,035
Posted By maddoc
Nice one! I think you can still reduce contrast...

Nice one! I think you can still reduce contrast to your liking?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-14-2017
Replies: 554
Views: 43,035
Posted By maddoc
Kienzle Phototechnik in Germany is selling AN...

Kienzle Phototechnik in Germany is selling AN glass in various sizes and maybe also custom cut size. It might be a good idea to send them an email ask about size and price....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-14-2017
Replies: 77
Views: 6,574
Posted By maddoc
Either a black chrome M4 or for much less the...

Either a black chrome M4 or for much less the M4-2.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-13-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 5,837
Posted By maddoc
The best documented Leica M repair I have ever...

The best documented Leica M repair I have ever come across. Most excellent job in doing this. :)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-13-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,708
Posted By maddoc
Nice one! I like those colors.

Nice one! I like those colors.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-12-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 3,968
Posted By maddoc
35mm Summicron v3 or 35 Summilux pre-ASPH.

35mm Summicron v3 or 35 Summilux pre-ASPH.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-09-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 2,340
Posted By maddoc
Assuming a 350 g balloon and a weight of 2400 g...

Assuming a 350 g balloon and a weight of 2400 g for the Mamiya RZ67 plus 110mm f/2.8 lens, you would need ~ 98.90 cubic foot of He to reach an estimated burst altitude of 20930 meters with an average...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-09-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 1,892
Posted By maddoc
I used to have the 90mm Summicron pre-ASPH (that...

I used to have the 90mm Summicron pre-ASPH (that I just sold here recently because I almost never use 90mm) and results were consistent with my other lenses (35mm Summilux pre-ASPH, Noctilux,...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-08-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 9,933
Posted By maddoc
That red leatherette came from cameraleather.com....

That red leatherette came from cameraleather.com. I had ordered black grip tack but received the red one. :o I had no other choice than using it. :)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-08-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 5,736
Posted By maddoc
What is about "Afghan Girl" by Steve McCurry...

What is about "Afghan Girl" by Steve McCurry (Magnum Photos), that was taken with a Nikon FM2?
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-08-2017
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,792
Posted By maddoc
5 rolls of expired Fujifilm Neopan Superpresto...

5 rolls of expired Fujifilm Neopan Superpresto (1600PR) :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-07-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 1,892
Posted By maddoc
I use the film dev chart/app since about 5 years...

I use the film dev chart/app since about 5 years for hundreds of rolls of different film/developer combinations and always got excellent results. This includes 135, 120 and 4x5 film formats.

Did...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-07-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 5,736
Posted By maddoc
Isn`t that valid for all cameras?

Isn`t that valid for all cameras?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-07-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 5,736
Posted By maddoc
For me Leica is all about the lenses, especially...

For me Leica is all about the lenses, especially the ones designed by Dr. Mandler at ELC. Therefore I always focused on the lenses and used the most versatile and affordable Leica M cameras out...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-31-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 2,215
Posted By maddoc
Thanks for the HU on this!! My ED4000 might need...

Thanks for the HU on this!! My ED4000 might need a proper cleaning and replacement of the mirror, the SA30 needs new IR sensors for film transport control (I got those parts from the auction site but...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-23-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 4,053
Posted By maddoc
Many new great photos here! Thanks everybody for...

Many new great photos here! Thanks everybody for contributing!

I left for a business trip last Wednesday so missed the opportunity to take some photos during typhoon no21 that just passed through...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-21-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 4,053
Posted By maddoc
Fujiya in Nakano might have some but I bought...

Fujiya in Nakano might have some but I bought mine from Yahoo Auctions. Prices vary between JPY 13000 and 30000, depending on condition. Yodobashi still sells the Nikonos o-ring/lube set very cheap.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-21-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 4,053
Posted By maddoc
Now that is something very special!

Now that is something very special!
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-21-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 4,053
Posted By maddoc
Wow, those are impressive!

Wow, those are impressive!
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-21-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 4,053
Posted By maddoc
Nice, Craig!! An event like made for using the...

Nice, Craig!! An event like made for using the Nikonos.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-21-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 4,053
Posted By maddoc
Thanks Peter for the link! Interesting journey on...

Thanks Peter for the link! Interesting journey on a tall ship! I especially like the photos of the Toa Maru!
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-20-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 4,053
Posted By maddoc
Or you could try to push Tri-X way to the limit...

Or you could try to push Tri-X way to the limit or use DELTA3200? I like the idea of bringing the Nikonos to hiking trips in the future. Also I found that the AE metering works very well.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-20-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 4,053
Posted By maddoc
Having the camera only halfway immersed into the...

Having the camera only halfway immersed into the water makes for interesting frames, I agree!
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-20-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 4,053
Posted By maddoc
Sounds you have some fond memories of the Nikonos...

Sounds you have some fond memories of the Nikonos 5 having you accompanied on many trips. It would be great to see some photos from those trips1
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 2,079
Posted By maddoc
I use a neck-strap from Artist & Artisan that I...

I use a neck-strap from Artist & Artisan that I convert to a wrist strap on the fly by making an overhand loop.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-20-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 4,053
Posted By maddoc
Nice Jim, I like the colors. For this kind of...

Nice Jim, I like the colors. For this kind of outdoor activities the Nikonos is one of the best cameras, IMO.

Keep them coming!
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-20-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 4,053
Posted By maddoc
That came out very good! Keep them coming!:)

That came out very good! Keep them coming!:)
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-20-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 4,053
Posted By maddoc
Shots taken with the Nikonos camera series

I recently acquired a Nikonos V with the W-Nikkor 35/2.5 lens. This camera is scale focus and therefore focus is a little hit or miss but I like the results I got so far. From what I remember the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-19-2017
Replies: 2,578
Views: 496,257
Posted By maddoc
Nikonos V, Nikkor LW 35/2.5, DELTA3200 (1600...

Nikonos V, Nikkor LW 35/2.5, DELTA3200 (1600 E.I.)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4504/37618636366_c75425f284_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ZjekYJ)
by Gabor Samjeske...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-19-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2,044
Posted By maddoc
But there is the 28/2.0 Ultron, most excellent...

But there is the 28/2.0 Ultron, most excellent lens!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-19-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2,044
Posted By maddoc
I would recommend getting a 40/2.0 Summicron-C....

I would recommend getting a 40/2.0 Summicron-C. Much cheaper compared to the 35mm Summicron (I have vs 3) and sharper also. EDIT: Only MFD 0.8 though.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 1,804
Posted By maddoc
40mm f/2.0 Summicron-C. Perfect combination of...

40mm f/2.0 Summicron-C. Perfect combination of size, handling and performance. All my others lenses excel in the one or other way but the Summicron-C has become my to-go lens for me.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-27-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,709
Posted By maddoc
I had sent my BP M4 for service to DAG (from...

I had sent my BP M4 for service to DAG (from Japan) and had declared the value of the camera to US$2400. Since this exceeds the maximum coverage of EMS with Japan Post, I had to file a form declaring...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-27-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 1,635
Posted By maddoc
I had never used Duracell CN1/3 batteries going...

I had never used Duracell CN1/3 batteries going dead about 3 years before the printed expire date. They were kept in the unopened blister package until I put them into my M7 and no power. Changed to...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-27-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 1,760
Posted By maddoc
Same here. Helps preventing fungus infection of...

Same here. Helps preventing fungus infection of the lenses and keeps fingerprints away. I have some junk cameras my son and friends can play with and enjoy setting aperture, distance and shutter...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-26-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 17,276
Posted By maddoc
Last...

Last train?

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4496/37313179082_47c9d37b44_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/YReNaQ)
by Gabor Samjeske (https://www.flickr.com/photos/maddoc2003jp/), on Flickr
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-26-2017
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,792
Posted By maddoc
A Zenith stamped front lens cap for my...

A Zenith stamped front lens cap for my Industar-50 in LTM mount. :)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-26-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 2,244
Posted By maddoc
Why does it seem so easy to hack eBay accounts?...

Why does it seem so easy to hack eBay accounts? :confused:
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-21-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 3,061
Posted By maddoc
Almost exclusively BW film in my case that I...

Almost exclusively BW film in my case that I develop myself and then scan. At the moment I do not have a darkroom but if time permits then I do wet-print at friend`s places. I usually aim at about 20...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-20-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,615
Posted By maddoc
40mm Summicron-C or M-Rokkor 40/20 CLE. Perfect...

40mm Summicron-C or M-Rokkor 40/20 CLE. Perfect focal length. Very small and good performance. My 40/2.0 M-Rokkor (CLE version) was a better performer than the 35mm Summicron v3 I replaced it with.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-19-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 4,790
Posted By maddoc
Since you mentioned the streaks are on the...

Since you mentioned the streaks are on the negatives and independent from the kind of film and development process I suspect some dirt scratching the film in your Leica M6. Before you advance, the...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 09-18-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,591
Posted By maddoc
Thank you very much for sharing this. The first...

Thank you very much for sharing this. The first time I heard about a screwmount half-frame Leica, very interesting.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-12-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,213
Posted By maddoc
Thanks a lot for the comparison. I always thought...

Thanks a lot for the comparison. I always thought that in case of the M4 with larger frame lines the 50mm would be a good fit for the 40mm focal length but it seems to be only valid at close...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-07-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,124
Posted By maddoc
I sold my 50 Summilux pre-ASPH (vs3 with...

I sold my 50 Summilux pre-ASPH (vs3 with integrated hood) to help financing a Noctilux. The Noctilux and a 50mm Summicron vs4 (with tab) a more useful to me than one 50mm Summilux. I also have the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-03-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 1,679
Posted By maddoc
There is no too wide! (but too expensive) CV...

There is no too wide! (but too expensive)

CV 10mm

https://secure2.pbase.com/image/165959502.jpg

(Better to check the horizon more carefully)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-02-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 1,679
Posted By maddoc
When taking photos I hardly have time to focus...

When taking photos I hardly have time to focus let alone to check if everything is inside the frame lines (that should be) or outside (that should not be. So for me the frame line preview lever is...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 07-20-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,629
Posted By maddoc
Very interesting, thanks for the link! The guy...

Very interesting, thanks for the link! The guy has some skills polishing glass. :cool:
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2017
Replies: 2,578
Views: 496,257
Posted By maddoc
Shibuya, Tokyo 2017 (Leica M4 BP, 35mm Summicron...

Shibuya, Tokyo 2017

(Leica M4 BP, 35mm Summicron vs3, Tri-X R09 1:25)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4327/35651001440_fafed30cb8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WjmGEC)
by Gabor Samjeske...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-11-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,745
Posted By maddoc
I agree and I see a big problem here. With...

I agree and I see a big problem here. With digitally only taken, processed and stored images there will be no printed proof of what happened in the history. If I can show somebody an old newspaper I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-11-2017
Replies: 178
Views: 45,020
Posted By maddoc
It hardly gets any better! :cool:

It hardly gets any better! :cool:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-11-2017
Replies: 178
Views: 45,020
Posted By maddoc
Beautiful camera!

Beautiful camera!
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-11-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,745
Posted By maddoc
1) Not enough disposable income to buy a digital...

1) Not enough disposable income to buy a digital Leica M plus back-up body.

2) How to store digital files for long terms at affordable prices?

3) No interest in fiddling with software for a long...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-05-2017
Replies: 67
Views: 4,433
Posted By maddoc
35mm Summicron v2 or v3.

35mm Summicron v2 or v3.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-03-2017
Replies: 77
Views: 6,574
Posted By maddoc
Never sell it! :)

Never sell it! :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-02-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 1,176
Posted By maddoc
What Rob said. There are other cameras out there,...

What Rob said. There are other cameras out there, the M6 is not a rare item.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-28-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 695
Posted By maddoc
I have applied new leatherette to all my cameras...

I have applied new leatherette to all my cameras mentioned above without removing any part. That is why I applied isopropyl alcohol to the adhesive side of the new leatherette, it becomes less sticky...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-27-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 695
Posted By maddoc
I always followed the method shown on the...

I always followed the method shown on the cameraleather webpage and swapped the adhesive side of the covering to be applied with isopropanol before mounting. This way it is less sticky and can be...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-19-2017
Replies: 1,345
Views: 396,632
Posted By maddoc
Somewhere along the Tokaido-Shinkansen in...

Somewhere along the Tokaido-Shinkansen in Japan...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4272/35155607202_0ec7c093f5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VyzFdE)201705-09-M4BP-JCH400-21SA-11 copy
Gabor Samjeske...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2017
Replies: 77
Views: 6,574
Posted By maddoc
I paid Euro 2160 in last year`s Westlicht Auction...

I paid Euro 2160 in last year`s Westlicht Auction and this year the lowest hammer price for an M4 BP was Euro 2280. Even here in Tokyo with Leica gear usually completely over prized they can be found...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2017
Replies: 77
Views: 6,574
Posted By maddoc
Almost all BC M4 that I have seen were in the...

Almost all BC M4 that I have seen were in the US$1700 ~ 1800 range, BP M4 US$ 2400 ~ 2600.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2017
Replies: 77
Views: 6,574
Posted By maddoc
An original M4 BP is not that much more expensive...

An original M4 BP is not that much more expensive than a black-chrome M4 and simply just looks better. If black-chrome I would go for the M4-2, much cheaper, hot shoe and can be used with a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-16-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 3,449
Posted By maddoc
The UV Filter for the 40/2.0 Summicron-C is easy ...

The UV Filter for the 40/2.0 Summicron-C is easy to find from a German seller on EBay. It is a Heliopan E39 x 0.75 filter and advertised as such.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-14-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 3,449
Posted By maddoc
The 50mm frame lines of my former M4-P (old type...

The 50mm frame lines of my former M4-P (old type with recessed windows) and M4-2 were a good fit, so is my M4 with my 40/2.0 Summicron-C. The 40/2.0 Summicron-C has even better center sharpness than...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-13-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 3,449
Posted By maddoc
Minolta M-Rokkor 40/2.0 in CLE version.

Minolta M-Rokkor 40/2.0 in CLE version.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-08-2017
Replies: 130
Views: 6,067
Posted By maddoc
Leica M2 with DR Summicron (with goggles) and...

Leica M2 with DR Summicron (with goggles) and hood for US$900, from Ebay BIN. That was in early spring 2009.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-06-2017
Replies: 125
Views: 4,765
Posted By maddoc
If I am not completely mistaken, the Zeiss...

If I am not completely mistaken, the Zeiss C-Biogon is a 35mm 1:2.8 lens. The Zeiss options in 50 mm are the Planar (50/2.0) and C-Sonnar (?) 50/1.5.

I had the Planar, C-Sonnar and various Summicron...
Forum: Travel 05-31-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 8,520
Posted By maddoc
One year ago the battery of my very old notebook...

One year ago the battery of my very old notebook (10 years at that time) all of a sudden heated extremely up after I connected it to the AC power and the charging process started. Removing the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-31-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 2,491
Posted By maddoc
Could you give some information on this? It would...

Could you give some information on this? It would be very interesting to use some variation of XTOL.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-30-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 1,641
Posted By maddoc
Thanks for the link! Something different from the...

Thanks for the link! Something different from the standard F1 coverage but very interesting.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-29-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 3,982
Posted By maddoc
Thanks a lot!! I also found additionally these...

Thanks a lot!! I also found additionally these instructions and ordered some replacement sensors as described in the link below. Now I just need to practice SMD soldering (Tmax 300C, t < 2...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-29-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 3,982
Posted By maddoc
Replying here also to an old threat (again), my...

Replying here also to an old threat (again), my SA-30 now has real problems properly detecting the space between the frames and it might be the center detector. Unfortunately the link to the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-25-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,168
Posted By maddoc
I have and like the 50mm Summicron v4 (with the...

I have and like the 50mm Summicron v4 (with the tab) because of the size and focus tab. However the contrast is higher as compared to my 35mm Summicron vs3.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-20-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,060
Posted By maddoc
I modified a J-12 in Kiev mount to fit my Nikon...

I modified a J-12 in Kiev mount to fit my Nikon S2, to avoid scratching the front of the camera when mounting the lens. I also "adjusted" the focal length of a 53/1.8 Helios-103 to use it with the S2.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-19-2017
Replies: 97
Views: 19,501
Posted By maddoc
Summar (uncoated), Tri-X (1600 E.I.), Leica M4...

Summar (uncoated), Tri-X (1600 E.I.), Leica M4 BP

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4227/34752558875_dc807d58d6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/UWXWZz)
by Gabor Samjeske...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-17-2017
Replies: 554
Views: 43,035
Posted By maddoc
Thanks a lot for the information! I use the same...

Thanks a lot for the information! I use the same extension with Firefox.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-16-2017
Replies: 554
Views: 43,035
Posted By maddoc
Can see them on my Iphone and using Firefox but...

Can see them on my Iphone and using Firefox but not PC and using Firefox....

Beautiful colors, Huss!!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-16-2017
Replies: 554
Views: 43,035
Posted By maddoc
I use Firefox, need to check my settings it seems.

I use Firefox, need to check my settings it seems.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-16-2017
Replies: 554
Views: 43,035
Posted By maddoc
That is what I am getting now.

That is what I am getting now.
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