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Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 5 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By Gregm61
Between this and the new ME model, looks like...

Between this and the new ME model, looks like they're really pushing to clear spare parts for that model series.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 226
Views: 24,933
Posted By Gregm61
Leica M 262 and 21mm f3.4 Super...

Leica M 262 and 21mm f3.4 Super Elmar.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Nature/White-Rock-Lake-Sunday-Morning-May-19-2019/i-nHPZhk8/1/6f2f201b/XL/L1039926-XL.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 525
Views: 178,911
Posted By Gregm61
M262 and 75mm f2 APO...

M262 and 75mm f2 APO Summicron.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Leica-M262-Gallery-II/i-xDsBKCx/0/a4d2b304/X2/L1038657%20Tri-X-X2.jpg...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 791
Posted By Gregm61
IIIC? Looks more like a IIIF Black Dial...

IIIC? Looks more like a IIIF Black Dial...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By Gregm61
At some point I want to pick up either a post war...

At some point I want to pick up either a post war 35mm f2.8 Biogon or the 35mm f3.5 Planar to round-out my IIa outfit. With the exception of the 135mm f4 Sonnar, this has all been purchased from...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 116
Views: 15,835
Posted By Gregm61
Fog at daybreak. Leica M, Type 262 and 21mm f3.4...

Fog at daybreak. Leica M, Type 262 and 21mm f3.4 Super Elmar.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Nature/White-Rock-Lake-Sunday-Morning-May-19-2019/i-3jsPF5M/1/1dd45dff/X2/L1039976-X2.jpg...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,802
Posted By Gregm61
As was also noted by another poster, only Steve...

As was also noted by another poster, only Steve from Steve's Digicams stated incorrectly on his site that focus shift had been eliminated. Cosina's own web site says the focus shift in the updated...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,139
Posted By Gregm61
I wonder how many of these lenses are actually...

I wonder how many of these lenses are actually "out there". You never see many for sale at any one time. Being the only lens longer than 75mm Cosina made in either Leica mount, it many never be an...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 95
Views: 3,528
Posted By Gregm61
I read "sapphire glass" in a response or two...

I read "sapphire glass" in a response or two above. Don't you need to buy the much more expensive "P" version to get that? I believe the Gorilla Glass back LCD on this new M-E is the exact same...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 5,843
Posted By Gregm61
Of course not! You'll definitely always have more...

Of course not! You'll definitely always have more classic, affordable body options to choose from.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 567
Posted By Gregm61
The Wein cell powers...

The Wein cell powers it..

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/96457-REG/Wein_W9901201_MRB625_Cell_1_35v_Zinc_Air.html

The Voigtlander silicon diode metering system should be superior. I never...
Forum: Photo Software 06-12-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,967
Posted By Gregm61
Before the dawn of the Adobe subscription, I was...

Before the dawn of the Adobe subscription, I was paying from $180-$195 every 18 months to update to the latest/greatest edition of Photoshop, so I've been paying the equivalent of $10-$11 a month for...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-09-2019
Replies: 147
Views: 15,528
Posted By Gregm61
Lynn, just to "complete" your process, how do you...

Lynn, just to "complete" your process, how do you go about digitizing your files? However you do it, I like it.

BTW, far as I'm concerned all subject matter is fair game, LOL. Like that first image.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-05-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 558
Posted By Gregm61
If I were travelling anywhere in Europe with my M...

If I were travelling anywhere in Europe with my M outfit today I'd be taking all three of my wide "M" lenses, the 18mm f3.8, 21mm f3.4 Super Elmars and 24mm f3.8 Elmar. I would imagine the most used...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-31-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,043
Posted By Gregm61
Sounds like a good story, but from the attached...

Sounds like a good story, but from the attached article by splitimageview, that sounds like all it is, a story. What you have is not a IIIC converted to a IIIF, nor a Summitar lens. Hopefully no one...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-23-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,146
Posted By Gregm61
It's one thing when you see these issues in a...

It's one thing when you see these issues in a Leica lens from the 1950's through the 70's, but a lens less than 15-20 years old seems a little absurd. Hopefully, whatever the issue was, they're doing...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-20-2019
Replies: 3,587
Views: 907,969
Posted By Gregm61
Sunday morning, May 19. First appearance of the...

Sunday morning, May 19. First appearance of the sun through the fog.

Leica M, Type 262 and 21mm f3.4 Super...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-20-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 782
Posted By Gregm61
Yep, this is definitely the one word of caution I...

Yep, this is definitely the one word of caution I would give to anyone, and I would confirm any prospective lens being considered, I would confirm the front section is not already loose.

I sent one...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-18-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 508
Posted By Gregm61
Current preferred setup is a 21mm f3.4 Super...

Current preferred setup is a 21mm f3.4 Super Elmar, 35 and 75mm f2.4 Summarits and 135mm f3.4 APO Telyt. This is just the preferred method for how I see, although I will at times substitute the wider...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-05-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,338
Posted By Gregm61
OK.....I'm now off Steve Huff, even for just...

OK.....I'm now off Steve Huff, even for just entertainment value......
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-03-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 843
Posted By Gregm61
Any and all images I have seen from Erik van...

Any and all images I have seen from Erik van Straten. His imaging, from capture to moving into the digital medium, is a cut above all else I see on this site. I wish I could just watch how he does it.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-03-2019
Replies: 131
Views: 26,257
Posted By Gregm61
Couldn't be more expensive than that steel-rimmed...

Couldn't be more expensive than that steel-rimmed 35mm f1.4 Summulux you use from time to time, LOL...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-01-2019
Replies: 117
Views: 4,618
Posted By Gregm61
This Kiron 28mm f2 (made by Kino optics, which...

This Kiron 28mm f2 (made by Kino optics, which produced some of the original Vivitar Series 1 optics), should be one heck of a 28mm f2 lens for any Pentax...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-22-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 18,915
Posted By Gregm61
Those are some pretty horrid "sample" images. I...

Those are some pretty horrid "sample" images. I downloaded a few raw samples posted at DPReview and they look pretty darn nice running through Adobe camera raw.
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-22-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 18,915
Posted By Gregm61
Speaking of optical...

Speaking of optical finder....


https://4.img-dpreview.com/files/p/E~TS589x442~articles/3175058961/P1016780.acr.jpeg
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-22-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 18,915
Posted By Gregm61
Adding stabilization dropped the estimated...

Adding stabilization dropped the estimated battery life from close to 400 shots in the prior model down to 200 with the new one. Just imagine how much more it could drop with an attached EVF.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,595
Posted By Gregm61
If one wants privacy, stay at home.....with the...

If one wants privacy, stay at home.....with the shades drawn.....and make sure that camera in your monitor if it has one isn't on....LOL...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-20-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 3,884
Posted By Gregm61
But oh, it does have a weak-point. Underneath...

But oh, it does have a weak-point. Underneath that weird hot shoe on top of the rewind knob is a wafer-thin glass resister plate. I cracked that twice when banging a mounted flash that stressed the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-12-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 14,587
Posted By Gregm61
I would imagine the bigger difference is in the...

I would imagine the bigger difference is in the ergonomics than the optics. The 35/1.7 seems to be an "acquired taste" with the unique, old school-type knurled focus ring.

I like it, but I know many...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-11-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,368
Posted By Gregm61
I would probably turn a valuable camera into a...

I would probably turn a valuable camera into a jumbled mess no real repairer would touch to try and put back right.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-31-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 14,587
Posted By Gregm61
I own the 35mm f1.7 Ultron, 35mm f2 Summicron...

I own the 35mm f1.7 Ultron, 35mm f2 Summicron ASPH and the Ultron is a superior lens on my digital M262 compared to the Leica. Sharper and way more flare resistant. The Summicron ASPH flares horribly...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-30-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,131
Posted By Gregm61
Yep, you figure out pretty quick how far "off the...

Yep, you figure out pretty quick how far "off the scale" on the right-hand side you can go with the preview and wind up with a file that holds all of the highlight detail. It gets you way closer than...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-30-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,131
Posted By Gregm61
I utilize negative exposure compensation quite...

I utilize negative exposure compensation quite often vs. raising ISO values to maximize highlight retention and raise shadow values in post processing, both in low light and during regular daylight...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-25-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,417
Posted By Gregm61
There are a lot of clueless people talking about...

There are a lot of clueless people talking about Micro Four-thirds these days....
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-13-2019
Replies: 336
Views: 80,678
Posted By Gregm61
Forever vaporware. Probably all it ever was.....

Forever vaporware. Probably all it ever was.....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-02-2019
Replies: 2,999
Views: 478,245
Posted By Gregm61
Leica M246.. 35mm f2 Summicron...

Leica M246..

35mm f2 Summicron ASPH..

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Leica-M246/i-ksbXLR5/0/dc246a52/X2/L1001188-X2.jpg (https://gmchappell.smugmug.com/Other/Leica-M246/i-ksbXLR5/A)

Summilux...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 12-01-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 874
Posted By Gregm61
I have a 30x45 metal print on the back wall at my...

I have a 30x45 metal print on the back wall at my office captured in the Canadian Rockies last Fall. Ordered through Smugmug and created by Bay Photo. Outstanding product. I'm looking to do some more.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-28-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 919
Posted By Gregm61
You guys are braver them me. I'd just send the...

You guys are braver them me. I'd just send the thing to Youxin Yee, pay what he charges to get it right and just think about shooting the heck out of it when it returns.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-21-2018
Replies: 2,999
Views: 478,245
Posted By Gregm61
Olympus E-M1 Mark II and 12-100mm f4 M. Zuiko at...

Olympus E-M1 Mark II and 12-100mm f4 M. Zuiko at White Sands National Monument.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/DXO-Photo-Lab-2-Images/i-qwhRC8F/0/6548aac1/XL/P5100924-XL.jpg...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-29-2018
Replies: 125
Views: 4,326
Posted By Gregm61
That could be the next compact I said I would...

That could be the next compact I said I would never buy again.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-27-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By Gregm61
iPhones take GREAT pictures of subjects like the...

iPhones take GREAT pictures of subjects like the parking spot at the airport so I don't forget where I parked my car on the way out of town on a trip.

All the pictures after that point, I use my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-25-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,639
Posted By Gregm61
Do you wear glasses? I just picked up a hard...

Do you wear glasses? I just picked up a hard rubber cover for the metal eyepiece from DAG to keep from scratching my glasses. It just mounts over the fitted eyepiece. He also has used M6 (rubber)...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-20-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 873
Posted By Gregm61
I wonder what didn't "work" that made Leica...

I wonder what didn't "work" that made Leica revert back down to the 1/4000 maximum shutter speed? I never carry filters, be it color for B&W work or ND filters to give me an extra stop or two so am...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-20-2018
Replies: 314
Views: 86,484
Posted By Gregm61
I shoot my film, then mail off to Simple Labs for...

I shoot my film, then mail off to Simple Labs for processing/scanning and download the zip file when the scans to DNG are ready, which is about a week later. Between the time I shot the film and get...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 09-20-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,442
Posted By Gregm61
Yep, I would figure the CL/T line to probably be...

Yep, I would figure the CL/T line to probably be the weakest Leica line in terms of retained value over time. They all go down, absolutely, but this product is less likely to be worth all that much...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-20-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 873
Posted By Gregm61
So there is an M8 with a top shutter speed of...

So there is an M8 with a top shutter speed of 1/8000?

That’s interesting (actually, that sounds wrong) since no subsequent digital Leica goes higher than 1/4000 second, which is a real PITA when...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-19-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By Gregm61
Try sending a roll or two to the lab linked...

Try sending a roll or two to the lab linked below. They do it about as economically as one can find, and the scans are excellent. I am shooting more and more film specifically because I can send the...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-18-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,875
Posted By Gregm61
From the discussions we've had, I do not believe...

From the discussions we've had, I do not believe he's using one of the usual type machines used by most commercial labs. No idea what the setup is though.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-18-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,875
Posted By Gregm61
Had some "technical issues" downloading the zip...

Had some "technical issues" downloading the zip files last night. Got them to work this morning and now have all the DNG files on my machine. Eyeballed them and ran one through ACR before having to...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-17-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,875
Posted By Gregm61
Downloading a zip file this very moment with the...

Downloading a zip file this very moment with the first two rolls, 72 images. Plan to load a few here this evening. Just sent 5 more rolls via UPS ground this morning so should have many more files by...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-17-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1,287
Posted By Gregm61
"Unlearning" digital photography-related habits...

"Unlearning" digital photography-related habits is the first hurdle of getting back to film photography and what has held me back from doing much of it.

The last few weeks I finally started...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-17-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,555
Posted By Gregm61
In 7 years of shooting with the Micro Four-Thirds...

In 7 years of shooting with the Micro Four-Thirds system, one of the nicer aspects, even in a place like White Sands National Monument, has been not having to think once about dust on the sensor....
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-15-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,875
Posted By Gregm61
Yeah, as noted, I wish I could do scans half as...

Yeah, as noted, I wish I could do scans half as good as some of the better posters in this forum, and while I have done some of my own b&w processing, I have no desire to do it today, or deal with...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-15-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,875
Posted By Gregm61
A few others, all TMax 400 scans. Currently have...

A few others, all TMax 400 scans. Currently have 5 rolls of Kodak Ektar 100 color "in the pipeline", with two more expected after tomorrow using the M4. Should have scans from two of the rolls to...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-12-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,875
Posted By Gregm61
They are the "straight scans", at $0.25...

They are the "straight scans", at $0.25 each.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-12-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,875
Posted By Gregm61
Lab Review- Beautiful Scan Quality

Simply put, beautiful quality..

https://adrianbacon.com/

I sent a couple of rolls of TMax 400 for a test run that I exposed through my Leica M4, using a set of lenses consisting of the 18mm f3.8...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-11-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,188
Posted By Gregm61
The ad looks like a typical eBay Contax seller,...

The ad looks like a typical eBay Contax seller, with little to no knowledge of the body in question (it reads like they picked it up at a flea market for a quarter of the price and flipped it...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-11-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By Gregm61
https://www.cameraquest.com/rol3003.htm A really...

https://www.cameraquest.com/rol3003.htm

A really expensive system at the time I do recall.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-11-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 11,612
Posted By Gregm61
Sounds like marketing fluff. It’s M mount so it...

Sounds like marketing fluff. It’s M mount so it fits both film and digital Leica M bodies is probably the extent of it.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-07-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By Gregm61
Wish I could tell ya that's unusual,...

Wish I could tell ya that's unusual, but.....

Unlike some of us, he can go "off the grid" when he's busy. You'll hear from him or get your lens back, you can bet on it.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-04-2018
Replies: 532
Views: 46,908
Posted By Gregm61
These are beautifully done.

These are beautifully done.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-03-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,243
Posted By Gregm61
No, it was the idea in the post before my...

No, it was the idea in the post before my response (I even quoted the line in my response) that someone might mistake a Contax for a Contaflex that was scary. Two entirely different types of cameras.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-02-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,243
Posted By Gregm61
I would not assume it is easy, or that the...

I would not assume it is easy, or that the resulting body will operate well, if at all, long-term.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-02-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,243
Posted By Gregm61
That would be even scarier if it was a...

That would be even scarier if it was a leaf-shuttered Contaflex (LOL), but it does seem there’s not a lot of practical Contax knowledge expressed so far by the OP which, for someone looking to buy a...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-02-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,243
Posted By Gregm61
And then the world eBay market place is littered...

And then the world eBay market place is littered with yet another ruined Contax (who knows, this one may already be that- Kiev’s are based on the pre-war Contax..much different than the post-war...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-02-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,243
Posted By Gregm61
“Contax” SLR’s were made by Yashica much, much...

“Contax” SLR’s were made by Yashica much, much later. Nowhere near the same thing.

You should probably assume the only thing you’re getting here that you may have long-term comrade is, the lens.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-01-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,243
Posted By Gregm61
Best way to ruin a good West German Contax IIa is...

Best way to ruin a good West German Contax IIa is for someone to "repair" it using Kiev parts....
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-01-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,243
Posted By Gregm61
Only collapsible for storage. Has to be extended...

Only collapsible for storage. Has to be extended to get it into shooting position. All of the more desireable post war 50mm West German lenses (Sonnar and Tessar 50mm lenses) designed to be used with...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-01-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,243
Posted By Gregm61
Best lenses for Post war IIa and IIIa models, are...

Best lenses for Post war IIa and IIIa models, are West German lenses marked either Zeiss Option (early 50's) or later (1954 on) marked "Carl Zeiss".

Chances are the body needs a service, and if the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-31-2018
Replies: 165
Views: 66,072
Posted By Gregm61
Black Paint and Durability? Seems like mutually...

Black Paint and Durability? Seems like mutually exclusive items to me. If you want durability, black paint isn't what you want.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-29-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 15,244
Posted By Gregm61
MP240 files... 21mm f3.4 Super...

MP240 files...

21mm f3.4 Super Elmar..

https://photos.smugmug.com/Travel/San-Francisco-July-2018/i-Px432RQ/0/71b811fe/X2/L1013399-X2.jpg...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-29-2018
Replies: 173
Views: 10,361
Posted By Gregm61
Two M Bodies, one of them Monochrome the other...

Two M Bodies, one of them Monochrome the other either an MP240 or M262, and 3-5 lenses in a Think Tank CityWalker or Retrospective bag, depending on where I'm going and what I think are the best...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-29-2018
Replies: 2,999
Views: 478,245
Posted By Gregm61
Leica Monochrome, Type 246, a wonderful camera to...

Leica Monochrome, Type 246, a wonderful camera to shoot.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Leica-M246/i-5vD7498/0/8ce8b109/X2/L1000105-X2.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-25-2018
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,405
Posted By Gregm61
Beautiful, used Leica M246 and a close to Mint...

Beautiful, used Leica M246 and a close to Mint 135mm f4 Elmar-M from 1960 just serviced by Youxin Ye.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-24-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 577
Posted By Gregm61
The lens cam in the back near the mount, mates...

The lens cam in the back near the mount, mates with the RF cam/device inside the body mount and in front of the shutter curtains at the top. Those two moving together are what drives the...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-24-2018
Replies: 5,265
Views: 790,934
Posted By Gregm61
The B&W option I've been wanting for a while to...

The B&W option I've been wanting for a while to go with my M262 and 240, a really clean, nice M246.

Fairmount...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-24-2018
Replies: 5,265
Views: 790,934
Posted By Gregm61
Excellent. I need to pick me up a Visoflex III....

Excellent. I need to pick me up a Visoflex III. You just inspired me, LOL...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-23-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By Gregm61
I'm sure someone in China is working on a...

I'm sure someone in China is working on a prototype as we type....
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-23-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 2,060
Posted By Gregm61
I just picked up the perfect camera to use my...

I just picked up the perfect camera to use my Leica lenses. A clean, used Monochome M246.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-20-2018
Replies: 65
Views: 2,844
Posted By Gregm61
Think I'll be sticking with the MP240 for a good...

Think I'll be sticking with the MP240 for a good while. May venture into the market the next few months for a used M246, especially if they announce a B&W version of the M10 and those users start...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-20-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By Gregm61
Same here with my M262. What seems to be the most...

Same here with my M262. What seems to be the most often "missed" actual settings, F8 is often reported as f6.8 and f2 often shows up as f2.4, and all of my lenses are 6 bit coded.

If inaccurate...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-19-2018
Replies: 7,409
Views: 3,777,404
Posted By Gregm61
M262...

M262 outfit.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Leica-M262-Images/i-qr7mPTp/0/5a04e602/X2/P8180008-X2.jpg (https://gmchappell.smugmug.com/Other/Leica-M262-Images/i-qr7mPTp/A)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-16-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,488
Posted By Gregm61
Sure, if you are a Canon user, all Nikkors are...

Sure, if you are a Canon user, all Nikkors are dogs, and vice versa, LOL.

You do know, this was the 1970's and 1980's best version of the similar modern "film vs. digital" which/who is best,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-16-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By Gregm61
You can probably find just about anything you...

You can probably find just about anything you want. Back in the late 80's to early 90's buyers were over here in the US at camera shows across the country for the express purposes of buying collector...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-15-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 701
Posted By Gregm61
Beautiful camera. Congratulations on the find.

Beautiful camera. Congratulations on the find.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-14-2018
Replies: 133
Views: 33,835
Posted By Gregm61
The four I own and would have no problem taking...

The four I own and would have no problem taking out over my Leica lenses:

15mm f4.5 III
21mm f1.8 Ultron
35mm f1.7 Ultron VM
75mm f1.8 Heliar Classic VM

The 35mm f1.7 Ultron VM in particular is as...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-14-2018
Replies: 2,125
Views: 589,402
Posted By Gregm61
One of the better (reliable) Leica sellers on...

One of the better (reliable) Leica sellers on eBay has a Standard that had the factory add lungs at some point in the...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-13-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By Gregm61
I was looking at another model last week (The 6)...

I was looking at another model last week (The 6) and noted the sale on the sandstone and saw the black version was already discontinued, which was surprising to me. I'm guessing the sandstone is on...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-13-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By Gregm61
That's definitely it. The last two M lenses I...

That's definitely it. The last two M lenses I purchased new, the 35mm f1.4 FLE and the 21mm f3.4 Super Elmar, on opening the box the hoods were mounted on the lens and the hood caps were on.

The...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-09-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,509
Posted By Gregm61
Having bought a new digital M in 2016 (M262), the...

Having bought a new digital M in 2016 (M262), the first any kind of "new" Leica for me, I will testify it is satisfying knowing as you crack opened the sealed box you are the first person outside the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-08-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,509
Posted By Gregm61
Wasn't there a post on this site recently that...

Wasn't there a post on this site recently that said the a la carte program was ending, or has ended?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-07-2018
Replies: 22
Q?
Views: 1,157
Posted By Gregm61
Personally I'm no fan. If I want to walk around...

Personally I'm no fan. If I want to walk around with a camera and just a 28mm lens, I'll just use the 28mm f2.8 ASPH on my MP240 or M262 and I've done that before on a limited basis, but the Q is not...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-07-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,325
Posted By Gregm61
Of the three I have, the 35mm f1.7 Ulton VM is...

Of the three I have, the 35mm f1.7 Ulton VM is every bit as good as Leica's 35mm f1.4 FLE and 35mm f2 Summicron ASPH (I have all three and switch between them often), the 21mm f1.8 Ultron is superb...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-06-2018
Replies: 167
Views: 39,148
Posted By Gregm61
That's the original Rolleicord, often referred to...

That's the original Rolleicord, often referred to as the "Art Deco" Rolleicord.

http://havefilmwilltravel.blogspot.com/2016/10/review-rolleicord-i-art-deco.html
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-25-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,626
Posted By Gregm61
My sympathies on both fronts, the loss and your...

My sympathies on both fronts, the loss and your appointment.

I have some background working for a company that often serves as a corporate executor. It’s often a thankless job....
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-25-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By Gregm61
I purchased a practically mint black paint MP240,...

I purchased a practically mint black paint MP240, complete in the box virtually like new, from Tamarkin for $4,400 a few months ago. That’s approximately the going rate for really nice shape used...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-23-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By Gregm61
Probably depends to some extent where the strap...

Probably depends to some extent where the strap was used the first 40+ years of its life.

I bought an M4 complete with its strap and pad from a guy in Northern California where it was bought new....
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-18-2018
Replies: 118
Views: 5,209
Posted By Gregm61
I need to pick up a Zeiss Contax RF to M adapter...

I need to pick up a Zeiss Contax RF to M adapter to use my Carl Zeiss Contax RF 50mm f2, 85mm f2 and 135mm f4 Sonnars on my digital M bodies just for fun.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-17-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1,229
Posted By Gregm61
I have three 35’s, the Ultron VM, Summicron f2...

I have three 35’s, the Ultron VM, Summicron f2 ASPH and the newest 35mm Summilux ASPH FLE. The Ultron is right up there with the other two optically, physically sticks out into the finder a little...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-11-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By Gregm61
If it’s a USA warrantied lens, doesn’t Steven...

If it’s a USA warrantied lens, doesn’t Steven Gandy/Cameraquest service them?

Then again, if you’ve opened the lens up and tried a DIY, they might not touch it as a warranty service.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-11-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By Gregm61
There is no “memory” like the M10 where you can...

There is no “memory” like the M10 where you can have one uncoded lens the camera will set if you mount an uncoded lens. At one time I was more concerned about it but today use 6-bit lenses virtually...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-26-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2,112
Posted By Gregm61
I was out this morning shooting a sunrise, using...

I was out this morning shooting a sunrise, using 24mm and 18mm M-lenses on an M262 and a 35mm f1.4 Summilux FLE on an M-P240, with an extra 75mm f2.4 Summarit that I use interchangeably with the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-04-2018
Replies: 205
Views: 27,346
Posted By Gregm61
Superlative lens. Quite possibly the sharpest...

Superlative lens. Quite possibly the sharpest lens I own and a perfect landscape/travel focal length. When I'm using my non-Leica the normal zoom starts at a 24mm equivalent focal length and a large...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-29-2018
Replies: 35
???
Views: 1,569
Posted By Gregm61
If “all” one is interested in, is really good...

If “all” one is interested in, is really good still photography imaging, an MP240 or M262 will be perfectly acceptable for a long time. I have a beautiful 30x45 inch metal print from an M262 file...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-29-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 796
Posted By Gregm61
Sounds like a lens in the process of being ruined...

Sounds like a lens in the process of being ruined to me.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-20-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By Gregm61
I'd just send the camera back to the service guy,...

I'd just send the camera back to the service guy, maybe with a few of the negatiuves so he can see what's happening.

I've had to send freshly serviced cameras back to shops for anything from...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-16-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,422
Posted By Gregm61
Oh, but I bet someone has tried, LOL... There's...

Oh, but I bet someone has tried, LOL...

There's always that person, looking for the least expensive way to do anything, whether it makes sense or not.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-13-2018
Replies: 336
Views: 80,678
Posted By Gregm61
I’ll believe this all when we actually see...

I’ll believe this all when we actually see something.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-01-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,067
Posted By Gregm61
I've never thought enough of taking pictures with...

I've never thought enough of taking pictures with my phone to be that messed up, LOL...

As a way to take a picture of my parking spot the airport so I remember where the heck I parked my car a...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-30-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 2,634
Posted By Gregm61
M240 used prices are only now dropping into the...

M240 used prices are only now dropping into the $3-$3,500 range.

The M10? You've probably got a 4-5 year wait on $3-$3,500.

Tamarkin has an EX++ rated used M10 for $6,350.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-30-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 2,125
Posted By Gregm61
You just need to have a better understanding of...

You just need to have a better understanding of what it is you are buying. The FM3a is no Nikon F2, just like a Canon A1 is no F1.

The FM2, FE2/FM3a are excellent cameras, but expecting them to be...
Forum: RFF News 01-29-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 15,300
Posted By Gregm61
Thank you Stephen. I just added the Zeiss Contax...

Thank you Stephen. I just added the Zeiss Contax to Leica M adapter to my wish list. I'd love to try my 50, 85 and 135 CZ Sonnars on my digital M.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-25-2018
Replies: 65
Views: 3,412
Posted By Gregm61
My M9 took 4 months. A friend of mine sent his to...

My M9 took 4 months. A friend of mine sent his to NJ this past October, was quoted 24 weeks and was recently told he should have it back some time in February.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-25-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,216
Posted By Gregm61
Now that's beautiful. Wow. Awesome.

Now that's beautiful. Wow. Awesome.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-23-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,944
Posted By Gregm61
Second Godfrey's comment on the 75mm f2.4...

Second Godfrey's comment on the 75mm f2.4 Summarit.

I own THREE 75's, the f2.4 Summarit, the Cosina Voigtlander 75mm f1.8 and the 75mm f2 Summicron. If I had to sell two of them, the Summarit is the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-21-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,047
Posted By Gregm61
I always said, if anyone ever came up with a...

I always said, if anyone ever came up with a digital version of the Konica Hexar with the fixed 35mm f2 I'd buy it.

The little Fuji X100-F is darn close (better actually), but my M262 and 35mm f1.4...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-19-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 2,539
Posted By Gregm61
There are almost certainly online reviews of all...

There are almost certainly online reviews of all of these guys. I would do some homework, see who has the best reputation, if any of them are better known regarding working on Leica screw-mount...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-15-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,335
Posted By Gregm61
Scanning film is an art at the consumer level,...

Scanning film is an art at the consumer level, made harder by the almost complete absence of advances in consumer film scanning technology the past 12-14 years. It can be a frustrating process,...
Forum: Travel 01-12-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 2,040
Posted By Gregm61
You sold the two I'd take, the 35 Summilux FLE...

You sold the two I'd take, the 35 Summilux FLE and 21mm Super Elmar.

I don't sell lenses.....
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-12-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 918
Posted By Gregm61
You'd probably have to pay someone to take it off...

You'd probably have to pay someone to take it off your hands, LOL...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-11-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2,167
Posted By Gregm61
I've used a 35mm f1.8 Nikkor on a Canon VT deLux...

I've used a 35mm f1.8 Nikkor on a Canon VT deLux that was pretty darn nice. I think they're a bit pricey these days, but not nearly so pricey as those limit edition 35mm f2 Summicron ASPH lenses you...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-11-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,156
Posted By Gregm61
I wish Leica would give an update for all current...

I wish Leica would give an update for all current models (M262 in my case) to do this. You'd think it wouldn't hurt also giving the M10's manual coding ability to set one uncoded lens to be used...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-11-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 3,266
Posted By Gregm61
Holes in M-shutter curtains can be all-too easy...

Holes in M-shutter curtains can be all-too easy to happen no matter the film body/model. The camera just needs to be slung over the shoulder and exposed to the sun long enough for an uncovered lens...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-10-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2,131
Posted By Gregm61
You're asking a lot of questions that are a...

You're asking a lot of questions that are a matter strictly of personal preference. Sell it as-is and expect quite a bit less than you'd get if it was working perfectly, but it would cost a little...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-06-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,156
Posted By Gregm61
Not exactly sure what lens you are talking about,...

Not exactly sure what lens you are talking about, but the recorded aperture of any lens is simply a guess on the part of the camera, even if every lens you use is 6 bit coded. Half or more of the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-05-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,008
Posted By Gregm61
$3,000? I just did, except it wasn't $3,000, it...

$3,000? I just did, except it wasn't $3,000, it was $4,995.....a new 35mm f1.4 Summilux FLE.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-04-2018
Replies: 118
Views: 10,694
Posted By Gregm61
M262 and 35mm f1.4 Summilux ASPH...

M262 and 35mm f1.4 Summilux ASPH FLE..

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Leica-M262-Images/i-cmtZzMz/0/9bd9890f/XL/L1028844-XL.jpg (https://gmchappell.smugmug.com/Other/Leica-M262-Images/i-cmtZzMz/A)
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2018
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,405
Posted By Gregm61
This is no 1936 model. That's a post 1954 West...

This is no 1936 model. That's a post 1954 West German Carl Zeiss Sonnar from their Stuttgart factory, made for the Contax IIA/IIIA series. Very nice!
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2018
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,405
Posted By Gregm61
Leica 35mm f1.4 Summilux ASPH FLE for my M262...

Leica 35mm f1.4 Summilux ASPH FLE for my M262 outfit.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-03-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 986
Posted By Gregm61
This looks like what you...

This looks like what you need...

http://www.studiolighting.net/items/-Rollei-35-Spare-Factory-Upgrade-Shutter-Cocking-Gear-Ersatzteil-New_281922763731.html

If you can find one, I'd just get it...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-03-2018
Replies: 610
Views: 111,446
Posted By Gregm61
First camera of any kind goes back to high school...

First camera of any kind goes back to high school in the mid- 70's, when I'd venture a guess most kids my age were totting something similar to the Kodak 110 pocket camera I was using. I remember one...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-02-2018
Replies: 133
Views: 5,529
Posted By Gregm61
Why do some like Exakta cameras? Contarex SLR's?...

Why do some like Exakta cameras? Contarex SLR's? Russian rangefinders? Beats the heck out of me, and there's no use anyone trying to figure out what anyone else likes or not.

All that matters is,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 2,951
Posted By Gregm61
M262 and 21mm f3.4 Super Elmar, at Lake...

M262 and 21mm f3.4 Super Elmar, at Lake Louise..

https://photos.smugmug.com/Travel/Canada-2017/i-LDpntrt/0/68c9f3d3/X2/L1026670-X2.jpg...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-29-2017
Replies: 77
Views: 4,166
Posted By Gregm61
I still have all my primes (I never sell lenses)...

I still have all my primes (I never sell lenses) from back when I primarily shot with a Pen E-P3, the Zuiko 12mm f2, Panasonic 25/1.4, Zuiko 45mm f1.8 and 75mm f1.8.

The Pen F with that set would...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-25-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,244
Posted By Gregm61
Wow.....walked the block during the lunch hour...

Wow.....walked the block during the lunch hour and tried a few sample images with the 15mm SW Heliar III on my M262. This thing is sharp and really produces some nice files..

These are hyperlinks...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-25-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,244
Posted By Gregm61
Outside the Cosina-made lenses, anyone...

Outside the Cosina-made lenses, anyone else?

BTW, I also ordered the "II" version of the 15mm finder to use with this new 15mm Heliar-VM III and it is an incredible finder. There's a small bit of...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-25-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,244
Posted By Gregm61
Thank you. That one was one of those "if you show...

Thank you. That one was one of those "if you show up somewhere enough, eventually you get lucky" mornings.

I have a 24x36 metal print of that image from Bay Photo through Smugmug hanging on a wall...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-24-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,244
Posted By Gregm61
Well, the decision was made and tomorrow I should...

Well, the decision was made and tomorrow I should take delivery of a new 15mm f4.5 III. Should be an excellent four-lens combination to take with the M262 next week to Palo Duro and Caprock Canyons....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-16-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,306
Posted By Gregm61
I think I'd prefer sending my chrome M4 to Youxin...

I think I'd prefer sending my chrome M4 to Youxin for a full restore, including new eyepiece that won't scratch my glasses and then off for a black paint job.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-29-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,244
Posted By Gregm61
Will do! I hit it often, out there most Saturday...

Will do! I hit it often, out there most Saturday and Sunday mornings. Park at the dam and do the clock-wise trek. This summer I've worked on shooting a series of...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-29-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,244
Posted By Gregm61
I have a fourth on my radar, but it's at the...

I have a fourth on my radar, but it's at the ultra-wide end. Still deciding between the 15mm f4.5 III or the 12mm f5.6 III. Plan to have the choice in-hand in time to test before heading out to the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-29-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,244
Posted By Gregm61
My Voigtlander Trio...

Did my Sunday morning walk around White Rock Lake in Dallas (9.2 miles) this past weekend with my Leica M262 and the three Voigtlander M mount lenses I own, the 21mm f1.8 Ultron, 35mm f1.7 Ultron and...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-28-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,219
Posted By Gregm61
Cropping is a PITA, but certainly not limited to...

Cropping is a PITA, but certainly not limited to Micro Four-Thirds. Making certain sized "traditional" prints, such as 8x10, 11x14, etc, requires way more cropping by me from files captured with a...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-28-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,219
Posted By Gregm61
I've not made all that many prints, and the ones...

I've not made all that many prints, and the ones I have printed in recent years have been ordered via my Smugmug account through Bay Photo. I have one 30x40 inch print hanging in my office and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-28-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,040
Posted By Gregm61
Film has tolerances that cover up certain lens...

Film has tolerances that cover up certain lens issues the digital world definitely will expose if those older optics have anything to expose.

One I have run into using certain Leica M lenses is...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-28-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,414
Posted By Gregm61
With everything else done to that poor body, it...

With everything else done to that poor body, it wouldn't be surprising to learn someone swapped out the lens at some point to what's on there now, which is definitely a Carl Zeiss, not Opton. Heck,...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-28-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,414
Posted By Gregm61
Oh yeah. Looks like a very late version as the...

Oh yeah. Looks like a very late version as the lens is a Carl Zeiss, not Opton, so probably 1954 or newer.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-28-2017
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,405
Posted By Gregm61
Brand-new 35mm f2.4 Leica Summarit-M ASPH. Will...

Brand-new 35mm f2.4 Leica Summarit-M ASPH. Will follow-up next month with a 75mm f2.4 Summarit-M and combine them with the 21mm f3.4 Super Elmar I bought new a few months ago as my lightweight three...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-27-2017
Replies: 864
Views: 145,787
Posted By Gregm61
I've broken/cracked two of those resister plates...

I've broken/cracked two of those resister plates underneath the ISO dial/flash shoe by banging the flash while mounted on the body. While they were still being made, Nikon sold those (glass) resister...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-26-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 5,963
Posted By Gregm61
The infamous, reliable source no one is willing...

The infamous, reliable source no one is willing to quote.....sometimes is no real source at all.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-25-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,438
Posted By Gregm61
THAT is cool.

THAT is cool.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-24-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 945
Posted By Gregm61
Leica M262 and Voigtlander 21mm f1.8 Ultron

Love pairing this lens with the 35/1.7 Ultron and 75/1.8 Heliar Classic.

Some sunrise images from this morning with just the 21mm f1.8...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-24-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,581
Posted By Gregm61
I use a black 35mm f1.7 CV Ultron in M Mount with...

I use a black 35mm f1.7 CV Ultron in M Mount with my digital Leica's. It is a sharper lens than the 35mm f2 Summicron ASPH I also own, resists flare much better than my Summicron, has no focus shift...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-04-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,135
Posted By Gregm61
I do not think it is a coincidence the M-coder...

I do not think it is a coincidence the M-coder kit Match Technical used to sell was discontinued shortly after the introduction of the M240, then the M262. My M262 has never read the M-coder markings...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-21-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,004
Posted By Gregm61
To be honest, there's no telling what else is...

To be honest, there's no telling what else is wrong with it. Hopefully you were given some sort of return policy. Otherwise, you've probably been taken.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-15-2017
Replies: 161
Views: 33,021
Posted By Gregm61
Latest using the 35/1.7 VM with the Leica M262...

Latest using the 35/1.7 VM with the Leica M262 near, or wide open. Seems like a very flat field lens. One can focus then recompose, placing the point of focus virtually anywhere in the frame and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-09-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 2,378
Posted By Gregm61
Just had my early M6 finder upgraded to the MP...

Just had my early M6 finder upgraded to the MP finder. Tested it at once in conditions where the patch would flare out before and it remains solid now. Very nice upgrade.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-03-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,178
Posted By Gregm61
Image stabilization is amazing. I have the...

Image stabilization is amazing. I have the Olympus E-M1 Mark II and 12-100mm f4 Zuiko and it is incredible how low a shutter speed one can handhold that combination, assuming the subject is still...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-02-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 1,611
Posted By Gregm61
I use the one on my M9-P. I wish my M262 had one,...

I use the one on my M9-P. I wish my M262 had one, but most of the time I only have three lenses with me, one being the 21mm Super Elmar and the other two being 35 and 75mm lenses, so I typically...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-01-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,400
Posted By Gregm61
If the camera's firmware is 1.204, it was...

If the camera's firmware is 1.204, it was installed by Leica when the new sensor was installed. I've left mine at that version since it came back from the factory with the new sensor in May, 2016.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-31-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,400
Posted By Gregm61
If the firmware number is 1.204, Leica loaded...

If the firmware number is 1.204, Leica loaded that when they installed the replacement sensor in my M9-P. The newest firmware is 1.210.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-29-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By Gregm61
Chances are, there's more to a flea market IIa...

Chances are, there's more to a flea market IIa that needs to be fixed/adjusted/repaired than just what you've seen so far. I'd be willing to bet, at a minimum, the upper speeds are either tapering,...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 07-27-2017
Replies: 98
Views: 10,010
Posted By Gregm61
Until it actually exists.....yes.

Until it actually exists.....yes.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-26-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 2,285
Posted By Gregm61
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-26-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 2,285
Posted By Gregm61
I played with a few negatives last night after...

I played with a few negatives last night after getting everything set up, laying them flat on the glass like you mentioned with the ANR glass on top. It got a little too late to do much anything...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-26-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,476
Posted By Gregm61
Have you ever seen this article? I thought that...

Have you ever seen this article? I thought that was pretty cool, using a classic lens on such a cutting-edge new machine.

http://www.paulmarbrook.com/sony-a7-canon-35mm-f1-5-ltm-m39-rangefinder-lens/
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-26-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 2,285
Posted By Gregm61
Erik, can I pick your brain? I just took...

Erik, can I pick your brain?

I just took delivery of a V600 scanner and the ANR glass to try and duplicate, to some extent, the quality similar to what you achieve, which is consistently just about...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-26-2017
Replies: 161
Views: 33,021
Posted By Gregm61
Been using the M-mount version on my digital M262...

Been using the M-mount version on my digital M262 for several days now. It has basically replaced the 35mm f2 Summicron ASPH as my standard lens, which only bests the Ultron in the compactness...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-25-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By Gregm61
I couldn't remember all the exact details, but...

I couldn't remember all the exact details, but went back and found a post in the Leica forum from 2007 with some additional description...


"...I've hear that Reinhold Mueller in Toronto does this....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-25-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By Gregm61
At one point in the past, I believe it was Tom A...

At one point in the past, I believe it was Tom A who "goggled" a few 21mm f2.8 Elmarits for users who were looking for exactly that. I see one pop up on eBay from time to time.

It was the M4-P that...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-21-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,889
Posted By Gregm61
I'm using the leather straps Tamarkin...

I'm using the leather straps Tamarkin sells.

http://www.tamarkin.com/tamarkin-camera-leather-camera-strap

Very nice, and comfortable.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-19-2017
Replies: 625
Views: 54,640
Posted By Gregm61
Beautiful outfit! I have a Tamarkin leather strap...

Beautiful outfit! I have a Tamarkin leather strap on my M262 that's similar to this strap, with the exception that it does not include a shoulder pad.

Right now I am utilizing an M9 as my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-16-2017
Replies: 5,517
Views: 487,180
Posted By Gregm61
Leica M262 and Voigtlander 35mm f1.7...

Leica M262 and Voigtlander 35mm f1.7 Ultron.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Leica-M262-Images/i-6xsKmgW/0/82e69c8a/X2/L1021642-X2.jpg...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-14-2017
Replies: 161
Views: 33,021
Posted By Gregm61
Been shooting around with the M mount 35mm f1.7...

Been shooting around with the M mount 35mm f1.7 Ultron on my M262 the last couple of days. To be honest, I think the thing is superior to the 35mm f2 Summicron ASPH. The Summicron is more compact,...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-13-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,189
Posted By Gregm61
Only the second Leica M lens I have purchased...

Only the second Leica M lens I have purchased new, and it's worth every penny.

Very nice review. I wouldn't leave home without it.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-12-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,215
Posted By Gregm61
Fortunate enough to own a Leica digital M, I...

Fortunate enough to own a Leica digital M, I pretty much use my M262 exactly the same way I shoot my M4 or M6.

Outside in light where I can pretty much know the exposure setting without having to...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-12-2017
Replies: 161
Views: 33,021
Posted By Gregm61
Two totally different lenses. You can see the two...

Two totally different lenses. You can see the two models at the cameraquest site, where it's obvious the M mount is a substantially different design.

https://cameraquest.com/voigtlen.htm

The above...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-10-2017
Replies: 383
Views: 35,214
Posted By Gregm61
Profit is for capitalists, my good comrade. They...

Profit is for capitalists, my good comrade. They don't need no freakin' capitalists in the land of the Great Wall, LOL. This lens is for the people. Power to the people!
Forum: RFF Polls 07-07-2017
Replies: 149
Views: 13,344
Posted By Gregm61
Took my Olympus E-M1 Mark II and the 12-100 to...

Took my Olympus E-M1 Mark II and the 12-100 to White Sands National Monument in May for the environmental sealing and very few lens changes required (7-14 and 25/1.2 were along as well). Other than...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-05-2017
Replies: 383
Views: 35,214
Posted By Gregm61
Imagine that.....LOL. Sounds like one just needs...

Imagine that.....LOL.

Sounds like one just needs to use their 50mm f2 Summicron, turn the Clarity down to about -90 and there you go, with $350 still in my pocket to eventually spend towards a good...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-04-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,666
Posted By Gregm61
Fogg B Minor and the Leica Combination bag made...

Fogg B Minor and the Leica Combination bag made by Billingham. Either of those in all black like the ones I have look no more expensive than most any other bag I have from Think Tank or Domke.

Some...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-30-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 930
Posted By Gregm61
I have an early production black M6 marked...

I have an early production black M6 marked "Wetzlar" on top similar to the one pictured by the OP, just a slightly later serial number, and it has quite a bit of the bubbling going on. Otherwise,...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-29-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 3,735
Posted By Gregm61
"Good Camera"- M262 with 4 lenses. Camera that...

"Good Camera"- M262 with 4 lenses.

Camera that saves a few ounces- M262 with one lens.
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-28-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 7,005
Posted By Gregm61
Well, I guess it's better than having first...

Well, I guess it's better than having first bought the Fuji, then deciding you wanted the Leica instead. At least with the Leica gear, you'll get a good portion of your money back. With the Fuji...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-28-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2,955
Posted By Gregm61
Who owns the Rollei brand name these days? I know...

Who owns the Rollei brand name these days? I know the camera maker is long gone.
Forum: Digital Compacts 06-27-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,419
Posted By Gregm61
"only if image quality isn't important,...

"only if image quality isn't important, LOL"

More features, less image quality. Imagine that...

"Features", are not why you should ever buy any Leica, be it a 2011 M9-P or an M10 from 2017.

A...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-22-2017
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,405
Posted By Gregm61
Brand new 21mm f3.4 Super Elmar from B&H, to use...

Brand new 21mm f3.4 Super Elmar from B&H, to use with my M262, another new purchase from early 2016.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-21-2017
Replies: 205
Views: 27,346
Posted By Gregm61
Just yesterday, received a new 21mm f3.4 Super...

Just yesterday, received a new 21mm f3.4 Super Elmar from B&H, to go with the M262 I purchased new in February, 2016. The other two lenses I'm using right now, 35mm f2 ASPH and 75mm f2 APO, purchased...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-21-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 46,757
Posted By Gregm61
I was on the Tamarkin website earlier checking...

I was on the Tamarkin website earlier checking out their second hand equipment and noted they had a Canon 35mm f2 in Leica screwmount for sale. In EX++ condition for $395. No idea if that's a "good"...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-19-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 13,306
Posted By Gregm61
I remember buying a T2 new. Didn't keep it all...

I remember buying a T2 new. Didn't keep it all that long. Never was all that impressed with it. There are cameras I regret selling, but the T2 was not one of them and I wouldn't pay $50 for one today.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-19-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,281
Posted By Gregm61
24mm is one of my more favorite focal lengths,...

24mm is one of my more favorite focal lengths, for the same reasons that I prefer "standard" zooms that start at 24mm instead of 28. I move from time to time between using the 18-24 Elmar combination...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-16-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,014
Posted By Gregm61
The Leica Frankenfinder has a built-in bubble...

The Leica Frankenfinder has a built-in bubble level, plus the ability to manually adjust the parallax setting for distance. I find it very accurate in keeping things both level and showing the most...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-01-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2,450
Posted By Gregm61
"small digital option" is exactly what the OP...

"small digital option" is exactly what the OP said he was looking for in post #3. Sounded about as absolute a statement as one could make to me.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-16-2017
Replies: 132
Views: 13,650
Posted By Gregm61
It's going to take me about a year to be in a...

It's going to take me about a year to be in a position to buy an M10, which is probably about right looking at the waiting lists and availability.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-11-2017
Replies: 124
Views: 10,960
Posted By Gregm61
That's just about right for me. I'm slowly...

That's just about right for me. I'm slowly working my way to be in a position to buy one early next year so when the opportunity presents itself, I can move. Until then, my M262 is doing quite nice....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-10-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 702
Posted By Gregm61
The 28mm f2.8 Elmarit ASPH comes with a push-on...

The 28mm f2.8 Elmarit ASPH comes with a push-on cap that fits the 35mm f2 ASPH (previous model) perfectly. I would guess it is available to purchase as a replacement if you wanted the Leica cap....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-08-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 2,892
Posted By Gregm61
Page 12 of the M6 manual tells you all you need...

Page 12 of the M6 manual tells you all you need to know. At the closest focus distance is where the framelines are the most accurate. Beyond that, the image captured is well beyond the framelines....
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-30-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,961
Posted By Gregm61
I picked up an SF40 for my M262....worst money I...

I picked up an SF40 for my M262....worst money I ever spent on my Leica M outfit. POS...

To say the Leica TTL system isn't the best around is being nice. The few times I've needed or wanted to use...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 3,609
Posted By Gregm61
Maybe not 35-45 years ago, but today? Yes, and...

Maybe not 35-45 years ago, but today? Yes, and the long-term prospects of it remaining in good condition and being serviceable are much better, but the S2A could last your lifetime too. Never let...
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