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Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 683
Posted By goamules
The percentage of scamming buyers has gone from...

The percentage of scamming buyers has gone from almost none 10 years ago, to about 1 in 4 today on Ebay, at least in the camera world. I had to quit selling, got tired of people saying a sparkling...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By goamules
Definitely refinished.

Definitely refinished.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-09-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 8,826
Posted By goamules
Yep, I've avoided the quasi-polaroids because...

Yep, I've avoided the quasi-polaroids because every shot I ever see looks terrible. It's like the guys that love a poorly executed wetplate, it's all about the uniqueness and process, but they...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-21-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,985
Posted By goamules
I shot a roll of Ektar through...

I shot a roll of Ektar through it.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48103534601_574a5bb4b1_c.jpg

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Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-12-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,640
Posted By goamules
For common items there is an average price they...

For common items there is an average price they sell for. That is "the going rate". To sell a common item, it has to stand out among all the others, or it will sit for months unsold because of the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,795
Posted By goamules
I've carried a film camera (rangefinders by...

I've carried a film camera (rangefinders by Nicca, Canon, and Leica) or digital XE-1 or m4/3 almost everywhere I go for a decade. I've set up and shot a ton of large format and wetplate too. I've...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-04-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,076
Posted By goamules
Very open ended question. You are a new member,...

Very open ended question. You are a new member, have you read through the years (decades) of posts here, on the dozens of sub topics implied in your question?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-23-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,324
Posted By goamules
I've had a lot of FSU lenses. From the early Fed...

I've had a lot of FSU lenses. From the early Fed 50/2.0 to the 90mm Jupiter 9, and all in between. Multiple versions of most. I disagree with the premise that "the J8 was a better lens". At one...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 05-18-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,694
Posted By goamules
Your budget for a camera is the price of 3-4...

Your budget for a camera is the price of 3-4 rolls of film? Up the ante and get a Pen-F. But if you want small and light, the Canonnet QL-17 rangefinders are more so. If you are concerned with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-18-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,616
Posted By goamules
"Beatnik?" "Fashionista?"

"Beatnik?" "Fashionista?"
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-18-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,324
Posted By goamules
It's hard to believe I bought my J3 eight years...

It's hard to believe I bought my J3 eight years ago. I was lucky, I had a camera friend who lived in Moscow. I asked him to find me a good one. He let me "audition" 3 or 4 different J3 lenses he...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-15-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,872
Posted By goamules
Try some of the early Canons, like the 35/3.2 or...

Try some of the early Canons, like the 35/3.2 or 2.8.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-22-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 805
Posted By goamules
I"ll give you my case study: Last year or so, I...

I"ll give you my case study: Last year or so, I allowed win 10 to update my old Win 7 machine. The op sys works fine. But it instandly made 3 of my scanners, 2 flat beds and one 35mm neg scanner,...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-22-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By goamules
I've been saying for years the 35/1.8 is a great...

I've been saying for years the 35/1.8 is a great lens, I like it better than the vaunted 35/2.0 even.
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-18-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By goamules
Here are both again with some backgrounds. But...

Here are both again with some backgrounds. But shot at only F4. Same order as the first couple of posts (I did reverse the order on the bookshelf closeups)....
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-18-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By goamules
Good question. If you shoot it at F2 they are...

Good question. If you shoot it at F2 they are pretty similar where you are focused. At the edges, at F1.5 and F2 the Nokton gets a little bit of sperical aberration or field curvature, or both. ...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-17-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By goamules
Yes, talk is cheap. Did anyone SHOW side by side...

Yes, talk is cheap. Did anyone SHOW side by side comparisons? What is classic RFF to me is someone showing one nice photo taken with some lens, and saying "the XYZ lens works great, better than any...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-16-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By goamules
Which has more contrast? That is the question...

Which has more contrast? That is the question first!
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-16-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By goamules
It's a very subtle difference. Which one here,...

It's a very subtle difference. Which one here, crops of F8?

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Forum: Optics Theory - 04-16-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By goamules
You are correct! All the above sets of 2, the...

You are correct! All the above sets of 2, the Nokton is first. What I'm seeing, but it's hard to have time to show here, is that the Nokton is sharper in the center at F4 - F11, than the vaunted...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-16-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By goamules
These are two totally different lens designs. ...

These are two totally different lens designs. There will be, and are, differences at F8. Can you not see them?
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-15-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By goamules
Now let's make it easier,...

Now let's make it easier, F2.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47564902922_71d9748b48_c.jpg...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-15-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By goamules
Classic comparison - Summicron DR vs Nokton 1.5

Let's compare the 1950s Summicron Dual Range to the Nokton 1.5. I haven't done this in a while, but got an Amedeo adapter for my vintage Nokton 50/1.5 in Prominent mount to M the other day. I've...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-11-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,985
Posted By goamules
https://live.staticflickr.com/7859/33711131008_78e...

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Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 04-11-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2,407
Posted By goamules
All the Retina lenses that I can think of were...

All the Retina lenses that I can think of were very good. Even Kodak Ektars on some of them.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-03-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,985
Posted By goamules
And at mid range and mid stop. ...

And at mid range and mid stop.

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Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-03-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,985
Posted By goamules
It arrived! Fits the Leica M and my Fuji-X...

It arrived! Fits the Leica M and my Fuji-X adapter fine. Only took 2 years to get this excellent lens going properly (no duct tape this time). At F2 and about F8. ...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-02-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,985
Posted By goamules
Still waiting, it's understandable shipping from...

Still waiting, it's understandable shipping from Venezuela is unpredictable. It took a week to get into the system, but is moving now.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-02-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 16,763
Posted By goamules
Fair winds Roger, we'll remember you for a long...

Fair winds Roger, we'll remember you for a long time.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-30-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 2,855
Posted By goamules
Another that I like that covers a little more is...

Another that I like that covers a little more is the Cooke Ivotal 50mm 1.4.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/636/23076617881_84925a7ca5_c.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-30-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 2,855
Posted By goamules
It is a cine lens afterall, for 16mm film. But I...

It is a cine lens afterall, for 16mm film. But I like it a lot. Most people chase the more expensive Switar versions, but I found this Pizar is one of my favorite Cine lenses on micro 4/3.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-29-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By goamules
At $336 with 2 days to go, it's already at about...

At $336 with 2 days to go, it's already at about it's value for an "untested" and heavily brassed and worn Leica 1 A, I'd think.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-26-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 512
Posted By goamules
Check your expectations. You paid chicken feed...

Check your expectations. You paid chicken feed prices to the only known person left in the world that works on an archaic, 70 year old camera design? You complain about a piece of lint and some...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-25-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,985
Posted By goamules
Well, after 2 years of having the original Nokton...

Well, after 2 years of having the original Nokton in the safe, I finally bought an Amedeo adapter, arriving this week. Looking forward to using in on my Leica M.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-25-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 2,855
Posted By goamules
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4370/36350090770_ab...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4370/36350090770_ab7fd20be6_c.jpg

Kern Pizar 25mm F1.5
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-25-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 2,855
Posted By goamules
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7716/17305096542_0d...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7716/17305096542_0d37cf9277_c.jpg

Kino Plastigmat
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-25-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 2,855
Posted By goamules
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5315/13996308925_66...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5315/13996308925_665ee85b93_c.jpg

Dallmeyer 25mm F1.9 (Petzval design)
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-27-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,921
Posted By goamules
It was a directive by General MacAuthor, SCAPIN...

It was a directive by General MacAuthor, SCAPIN 1535. It was for items produced for export. There are different versions as why. Some say because it would encourage Americans who were just at war...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-25-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,360
Posted By goamules
I shoot a lot of large format. Now THAT is a...

I shoot a lot of large format. Now THAT is a camera. No mirror, no flash, no shutter with barrel lenses. Just a box to hold the lens on the front, and the film on the back. ANY 35mm you can...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-20-2019
Replies: 138
Views: 12,616
Posted By goamules
I had my Summicron DR out last week, on Tri-X...

I had my Summicron DR out last week, on Tri-X...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-20-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 872
Posted By goamules
Great outing you had, thanks for sharing your...

Great outing you had, thanks for sharing your dad's story.

I recently received some Korean War photos I've been scanning. The vet was at the 8055th MASH unit, the one they mirrored for the TV...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-19-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,917
Posted By goamules
I skimmed it, and found lots of stawman arguments...

I skimmed it, and found lots of stawman arguments and other flawed logic. Life is too short to read this guys hyperbole about "myths" and his smugness about punishing a former American hero. ...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-11-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,579
Posted By goamules
Since everyone's vision of what they want in a...

Since everyone's vision of what they want in a lens is different, it's hard to say "get this...it's a SLEEPER!" What are you looking for? Some don't like sharp. Some want the ability to focus...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-07-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 941
Posted By goamules
Gutta Percha was NOT used to cover Leicas. ...

Gutta Percha was NOT used to cover Leicas. Hardened natural rubber, aka latex was. Unless you have some documentation, everything I've ever read says the covering called "vulcanite" in the 20s and...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-06-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,667
Posted By goamules
Here I compare the Canon 1.4, 1.5, and 1.8 LTMs...

Here I compare the Canon 1.4, 1.5, and 1.8 LTMs at 3 apertures. Below is the Canon 1.5 at F2.8

https://www.flickr.com/photos/garrettsphotos/sets/72157628955481717/detail/...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-06-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,667
Posted By goamules
I like the 1.5 also. It's colors are a little...

I like the 1.5 also. It's colors are a little colder than some of the other 50mm sonars.

I can't believe how cheap these, and other previous "cult" lenses have become. I'm glad I didn't hoard,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-05-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 941
Posted By goamules
What I meant is Gutta Percha is not hard rubber. ...

What I meant is Gutta Percha is not hard rubber. But why are we talking about Gutta Percha? Vulcanite is made from vulcanized natural rubber. Leica used vulcanite, natural rubber. Not Gutta Percha.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-05-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 941
Posted By goamules
On the shims and lens being mounted over the...

On the shims and lens being mounted over the vulcanite, I can confirm my 1930 has this. I pulled out a loupe, and can easily see the vulcanite goes under the lens flange, but there are what looks...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-05-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 941
Posted By goamules
All I've ever heard is it is Vulcanite, made from...

All I've ever heard is it is Vulcanite, made from natural rubber. There is a lot of confusion about early black materials. Some are called Gutta Percha, some Hard Rubber, and others. They are all...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-04-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 941
Posted By goamules
I'll use the Swiss version of the film cutter,...

I'll use the Swiss version of the film cutter, the scissors on their pocket knives!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-04-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 941
Posted By goamules
Yeah, I'll get a measuring tape out and try the...

Yeah, I'll get a measuring tape out and try the lens settings at their various marks.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-04-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 941
Posted By goamules
It cleaned up a little better. It's worn,...

It cleaned up a little better. It's worn, brassed, ugly, and chipped. But is my only hockey stick model. Found at an antique market, I probably paid too much (a few hundred)....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-04-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 941
Posted By goamules
I will probably not take the lens off. I just...

I will probably not take the lens off. I just wanted to see the shutter curtains, shining a LED light through the front glass just shows reflections....I can't tell what's in there! But the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-03-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 941
Posted By goamules
The lens looks clear, but I haven't taken it off....

The lens looks clear, but I haven't taken it off. Shutter seems to work too, but hard to tell without taking the lens off! I assume you just take the 2 screws off?

Oh, one thing that bothers me. ...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-03-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 941
Posted By goamules
Yep, some leftover from a Leica Luxus I'm sure....

Yep, some leftover from a Leica Luxus I'm sure....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-03-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 941
Posted By goamules
I know what you are asking. It does seem like...

I know what you are asking. It does seem like the lizard/snake area is the same thickness as the vulcanite....i.e. the vulcanite is not covering more lizard/snake. But hard to be sure. Looking...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-03-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 941
Posted By goamules
Leica I (a) with Lizard skin

Hi, I found this Leica I (a) recently. It has a 1930 serial number, and a number-less Elmar lens. What attracted me was what appears to be a very old vulcanite covering OVER what seems to be lizard...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-30-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,187
Posted By goamules
I never noticed it but just checked mine, it has...

I never noticed it but just checked mine, it has a 906xxxxx number on the mounting surface too.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-30-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,187
Posted By goamules
I found mine on an early Made in Occupied Japan...

I found mine on an early Made in Occupied Japan Tower Type 3.
https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7924/46879255302_676f7a3121_z.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-30-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,187
Posted By goamules
I'm still around as is my collapsible! I love...

I'm still around as is my collapsible! I love it.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5341/17344265049_a3519f71e8_c.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,205
Posted By goamules
My navy buddy pinged me about the value of some...

My navy buddy pinged me about the value of some old Nikon lenses he inherited. I asked him what camera he uses, suggesting he may want to get a Nikon. "I still use that same first model Canon EOS I...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-29-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,313
Posted By goamules
There was a guy in the Southeast, North Carolina...

There was a guy in the Southeast, North Carolina I think, that worked on Leicas. There has got to be more than just THREE people in all of America. Let's see a longer list once in a while, and...
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-27-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,858
Posted By goamules
Or "best pizza"

Or "best pizza"
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-24-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 3,141
Posted By goamules
I will second the 1980s Minolta Hi-matic AF2. ...

I will second the 1980s Minolta Hi-matic AF2. Lever wind so fewer electronics to go bad. I used one back then in several continents, and it always took fantastic photos.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-20-2019
Replies: 323
Views: 25,384
Posted By goamules
Petri rangefinders.

Petri rangefinders.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,884
Posted By goamules
Honestly I think it's just random cameras that...

Honestly I think it's just random cameras that become fads. Overall, most used cameras are down in price over the past 8 years. Those "stupid expensive" Leicas? Not at all, II and III models are...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-16-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2,147
Posted By goamules
Yep, DAG gets all my lens and RF body business.

Yep, DAG gets all my lens and RF body business.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-13-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,985
Posted By goamules
A thread today made me dig the old Prominent...

A thread today made me dig the old Prominent mount Nokton out of the safe, and duct tape it to my adapter method. I have to say, this is a spectacular lens. Maybe it's worth paying 200 bucks for...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-13-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,051
Posted By goamules
A Prominent mount Ultron will cost about $200. A...

A Prominent mount Ultron will cost about $200. A Nokton more like $550. Then you have to add another $200-250 for the adapter if you want it on an M-mount. To me, for $400 I'd just buy a different...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-13-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,051
Posted By goamules
The Vitessa is long gone. For the Prominent...

The Vitessa is long gone. For the Prominent mount lenses, I did make a temporary focusing mount out of a Leica close up adapter. But it was not very nice looking or permanent. To be so, I could...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-13-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,051
Posted By goamules
Nice shots, I had a 50/2 Ultron on a folding...

Nice shots, I had a 50/2 Ultron on a folding Vitessa once. It's a great lens.

I'm still waiting to find an adapter for under $200 for my Prominent mount Ultron. Been waiting a couple years now. ...
Forum: Other RF 01-02-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 856
Posted By goamules
I had the ultron on their Vitessa. It seemed...

I had the ultron on their Vitessa. It seemed very sharp and pretty good contrast too. I wish I could afford a Prominent to M or LTM adapter. I've had a mint Nokton in the safe for over a year. I...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-01-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,721
Posted By goamules
Been shooting my Canon 35/2 the past two weeks. ...

Been shooting my Canon 35/2 the past two weeks. I like it.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7892/32685477668_ec506f0679_b.jpg (https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7892/32685477668_4874edf4b5_k.jpg)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-31-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 817
Posted By goamules
I had a fairly early (toilet bowl) Fed 1 (PE0210...

I had a fairly early (toilet bowl) Fed 1 (PE0210 type B, 1937) that I sold a couple years ago on eBay. With the 50mm F2.0 lens, it only brought $240.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 12-29-2018
Replies: 115
Views: 29,954
Posted By goamules
Yeah, over a decade ago he posted that.

Yeah, over a decade ago he posted that.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-29-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 8,261
Posted By goamules
Here is mine, with a Hektor 5cm lens. Shot a...

Here is mine, with a Hektor 5cm lens. Shot a roll through it Christmas I'll develop this weekend.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8072/8346495878_76a8100c9d_c.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2018
Replies: 100
Views: 7,689
Posted By goamules
I'm doing something similar right now: trying to...

I'm doing something similar right now: trying to determine what Korean War unit is depicted in a bunch of kodachromes I found. So many interesting shots....but a little detective work required.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 12-23-2018
Replies: 1,560
Views: 99,405
Posted By goamules
Kern Switar 50/1.5. Taken last night through the...

Kern Switar 50/1.5. Taken last night through the glass and blinds of a bar, as I walked to the restaurant. So it's kind of "street photography." ...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-19-2018
Replies: 1,305
Views: 336,183
Posted By goamules
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5230/5677961537_57df...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5230/5677961537_57df594858_z.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-19-2018
Replies: 1,305
Views: 336,183
Posted By goamules
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5160/14179600378_127...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5160/14179600378_127fe8e641_c.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-19-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,372
Posted By goamules
I do both, actually many more styles. I shot...

I do both, actually many more styles. I shot Large Format film, but also wetplate collodion. You MUST carefully plan wetplate shots, there are no options to "snapshot" with them. When I want to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-18-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By goamules
Those types of "dream sale" lots are a fools...

Those types of "dream sale" lots are a fools errand. The seller calculates the top dollar of each and every item, and makes that the price. He assumes that all the work of selling individually each...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 12-18-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,147
Posted By goamules
If you go over to the Large Format forum, you...

If you go over to the Large Format forum, you will learn a lot more about the Petzvals (I think I saw you there though)
Forum: Large Format Film RF 12-18-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,147
Posted By goamules
Hi Nokton, I should have asked to see the...

Hi Nokton,
I should have asked to see the engraving. If there is not anything engraved, it's not a Ross. They always proudly marked their lenses, all of the early Petzval makers did. I had a hunch...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 12-17-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,147
Posted By goamules
Ross trained Dallmeyer....he married his...

Ross trained Dallmeyer....he married his daughter. That's how Dallmeyer got his start, from Ross.

I very seriously doubt it's a magic lantern/projector lens. Ross didn't make those that early (I...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 12-17-2018
Replies: 90
Views: 29,831
Posted By goamules
From the same roll, action...

From the same roll, action shot:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4888/32338520738_943c3af14b_c.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-13-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,997
Posted By goamules
When I got my M3 it needed work. I sent it to...

When I got my M3 it needed work. I sent it to Sherry Krauter. These are more complicated than the earlier Barnack types. She was factory trained at Leica. My camera came back like new, she...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-11-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,406
Posted By goamules
I just know the Instax film is capable of much...

I just know the Instax film is capable of much sharper and better exposed photographs than what are coming out of the little plastic point and shoot cameras. Give me some way to use the film in a...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-11-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 11,726
Posted By goamules
All I want is a camera or camera back that allows...

All I want is a camera or camera back that allows me to use quality lenses, and manual focus, aperture, and shutter speed. I guess that would be a back, ideally, for a vintage camera. I may try to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1,420
Posted By goamules
Say, that reminds me: why do we call them genres?...

Say, that reminds me: why do we call them genres? Why not "categories" or something simpler like "ephemeral extemporaneous detritus"?
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1,420
Posted By goamules
Presspass, exactly! It could have just as easily...

Presspass, exactly! It could have just as easily been called "City Photography" if it's things most think of: people doing things on sidewalks. But at a park? What if the park is having a concert?...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1,420
Posted By goamules
I'm not sure if you were calling my logic above...

I'm not sure if you were calling my logic above "muddled" or something earlier in this thread. But I welcome you to clarify.

No, I didn't really mean for anyone to change the term. I'm just...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1,420
Posted By goamules
We have landscape photography for outdoor scenes...

We have landscape photography for outdoor scenes of nature.
We have architectural photography for buildings.
We have portrait photography for studio close ups of faces.
We have war photography...and...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-08-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 776
Posted By goamules
Are you talking digital, and looking at...

Are you talking digital, and looking at screens?

Because in my experience MF is QUITE a bit better in a large print than 35mm. As in anyone would notice the difference. And a large format contact...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-07-2018
Replies: 76
Views: 1,974
Posted By goamules
https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7168/6584427861_9a53...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7168/6584427861_9a5320ef22_b.jpg

Karl Struss Pictorial lens on 5x7
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-07-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,309
Posted By goamules
The Canon P is a good choice - light compared to...

The Canon P is a good choice - light compared to an M3 too. I was just looking through my black Leica II, sitting in my dim office. You can't find the rangefinder patch until you move the focus...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-06-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,309
Posted By goamules
Continuing the tradition of recommending...

Continuing the tradition of recommending something other than what you asked, did you consider a Retina? Their viewfinders are bigger in some models, their lever wind is fast, their leaf shutter...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-05-2018
Replies: 76
Views: 1,974
Posted By goamules
https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3232/5724501447_9b16...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3232/5724501447_9b1679b2fc_z.jpg

5x7 tri-x, B&L Portrait Plastigmat
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-05-2018
Replies: 76
Views: 1,974
Posted By goamules
As the owner and user of most of the Pictorialist...

As the owner and user of most of the Pictorialist lenses used during the era, and somewhat of a scholar of their works, looking at this thread I can say most are precisely what the movement was all...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 12-05-2018
Replies: 90
Views: 29,831
Posted By goamules
Retina IIc with 50/2.8 on Fuji...

Retina IIc with 50/2.8 on Fuji 200:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4871/31253850607_8fe0ce042f_z.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-05-2018
Replies: 76
Views: 1,974
Posted By goamules
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5214/5473939340_855c...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5214/5473939340_855c657188_b.jpg

5x7 Tri-X, Verito lens
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-27-2018
Replies: 114
Views: 43,679
Posted By goamules
Here is a IIc I got the other day. Shot a roll...

Here is a IIc I got the other day. Shot a roll I'm waiting on results for.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4830/46076298991_5e03f2cd27_c.jpg
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-27-2018
Replies: 114
Views: 43,679
Posted By goamules
My mistake, I have a IIa also, and a IIc. Kinda...

My mistake, I have a IIa also, and a IIc. Kinda hard keeping all the numbers straight.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4858/45985935041_591e4b0c6f_b.jpg
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-27-2018
Replies: 78
Views: 2,494
Posted By goamules
Taemo, those great shots show that the tool isn't...

Taemo, those great shots show that the tool isn't important, the person behind the ground glass is.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-21-2018
Replies: 114
Views: 43,679
Posted By goamules
And an early Retina I I got at a yard sale, with...

And an early Retina I I got at a yard sale, with the box and manual.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4850/32115076898_634f2a0e9f_c.jpg
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-21-2018
Replies: 114
Views: 43,679
Posted By goamules
Here is my I, with an American Ektar on it. Very...

Here is my I, with an American Ektar on it. Very nice photos from it too. What do you do with a small finder, get a bigger finder!

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4913/45261748534_695a203bb0_c.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-11-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,055
Posted By goamules
I shoot Large Format a lot, but there aren't...

I shoot Large Format a lot, but there aren't really "adapters" that I can think of. They are just threaded for either a mounting flange, or a shutter.

Most, but not all, Cine lenses are really...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,055
Posted By goamules
Funny, after several years of not looking for...

Funny, after several years of not looking for Cine lenses, today I found a Filmo camera with a Bell and Howell 25/1.9 lens on it for $10 bucks. Took a chance, and it covers m4/3 pretty well! That's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-07-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,055
Posted By goamules
And with the 25mm...

And with the 25mm Kerns:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2911/14593767793_2fbafccc39_c.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4370/36350090770_ab7fd20be6_c.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-07-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,055
Posted By goamules
Here is a shot with the longer, slower Cooke...

Here is a shot with the longer, slower Cooke f3.5. It's very sharp. https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7172/6408253871_0b3f2445f0_b.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-07-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,055
Posted By goamules
Here are some of the other Cine lenses I've used....

Here are some of the other Cine lenses I've used. Mostly Cooke and Kern.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7578/15729718559_654ea3efc1_b.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-07-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,055
Posted By goamules
Hi, this is a Cook Ivotal, made for 16mm movie...

Hi, this is a Cook Ivotal, made for 16mm movie cameras. It covers APS-C on my Fuji XE-1 fine. There are quite a few other high quality cine lenses that will cover m4/3, and some that will cover...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-06-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,055
Posted By goamules
I've got a ton of Cine and LTM exotics. Here is...

I've got a ton of Cine and LTM exotics. Here is my Cooke Ivotal 50/1.4. It does well on APS-C....
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,579
Posted By goamules
I was shocked to go into Flickr and see the news....

I was shocked to go into Flickr and see the news. I haven't figured out why, but I used to pay for a Pro account back when it was $20 bucks. Then one year about 2-3 years ago they went "free". ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-21-2018
Replies: 121
Views: 4,711
Posted By goamules
Since he asked if this forum is relevant most...

Since he asked if this forum is relevant most have answered "yes, because we do MORE than rangefinders!"

To me, I'm here for rangefinder content, only. I shoot them, I collect them. There are...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 10-20-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 2,344
Posted By goamules
I took my lever wind Tower on a Wyoming trip a...

I took my lever wind Tower on a Wyoming trip a few weeks ago, and it worked very well. Have never had it CLA'd, it seems to be fine without it. The SIII is similarly working fine.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-19-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 7,461
Posted By goamules
I trust this lens so much I took it on a hike in...

I trust this lens so much I took it on a hike in the Grand Tetons a few weeks ago, shot on Velvia 50.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1935/45382530192_0290eaca44_h.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 10-14-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 2,344
Posted By goamules
I have owned and shot Leica IIb, IIIC, M3, Canon...

I have owned and shot Leica IIb, IIIC, M3, Canon IVSB, trigger wind, and 7s, and a P. Have a Nicca IIIs and a Tower lever wind 46. all are gone or not used except the M3, Nicca IIIS, and Tower...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 10-14-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,858
Posted By goamules
I had one and posted some pics on this forum. ...

I had one and posted some pics on this forum. Sold it, the Canon 135 3.5 is just as good, and easier to find in great condition. You're going to have to figure out yourself how to open it for...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 10-10-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 1,200
Posted By goamules
Pen-F 38mm Pancake lens shots

Took this tiny, flat lens on an XE-1 to the Grand Tetons. If you get the focus right, it's just as sharp as the 38/1.8.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1935/44319777875_4d2fb8f4fe_b.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-10-2018
Replies: 617
Views: 141,816
Posted By goamules
I took mine to an early brass car museum. I like...

I took mine to an early brass car museum. I like that it has a little soft glow, wide...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 10-10-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 2,344
Posted By goamules
I've been using a Canon 35/2.8 LTM on my Nicca...

I've been using a Canon 35/2.8 LTM on my Nicca lever wind. Very good lens.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-07-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,096
Posted By goamules
To me, the only thing I shoot is legacy lenses. ...

To me, the only thing I shoot is legacy lenses. If they would cover full frame, that would make it easier to know when shooting a 35mm or 50mm what it would look like. But I'm fine with APS-C...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 07-29-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By goamules
I haven't used the Nikkor, but I've used all of...

I haven't used the Nikkor, but I've used all of the Canon 35mm, They're all good. Recently been shooting the 35/2.8 a lot and liking it.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-10-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 7,461
Posted By goamules
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/916/43236596142_9ae9...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/916/43236596142_9ae9839707_c.jpg (https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/916/43236596142_f9b2d82a25_h.jpg)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-22-2018
Replies: 61
Views: 2,575
Posted By goamules
Oh, they're pocketable. The early ones you can...

Oh, they're pocketable. The early ones you can even fit one in a shirt pocket.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7382/13895780745_4f0ac25c5b_z.jpg

Comparatively, the IID is tiny. ...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-22-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 9,016
Posted By goamules
A picture is worth a thousand words. Not many...

A picture is worth a thousand words. Not many pictures here.

When intellectually discussing "something" you have to define what you are discussing. No one is saying what "Pop" is. Saying "It...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-15-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 3,063
Posted By goamules
I just had Chinese bidders on my ebay items, even...

I just had Chinese bidders on my ebay items, even though I have EXCLUDED china. I just got off the phone with ebay. They say it's a bug/feature and there is no workaround. They will "forward the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-14-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 2,344
Posted By goamules
If you mean a later 3-F with the lever wind,...

If you mean a later 3-F with the lever wind, that is better. If a 3-F with the knob wind, they're about the same as a 3-S. Just go for one that is working better if not with a lever wind.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-14-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 782
Posted By goamules
Found a clean IIIF complete kit

A couple weeks ago I went to a house sale, and found this Leica. I'm not too up on them, but it appears to be a IIIF Black Dial. It came with a Summitar, a 3.5 Summaron, and a Kilfitt tele Kilar...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-13-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 14,283
Posted By goamules
I have an M mount and LTM Mount Summaron 3.5. ...

I have an M mount and LTM Mount Summaron 3.5. Very nice lenses.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8722/16807458538_2267d4e3ed_c.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-13-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,666
Posted By goamules
I'm not so patiently waiting for it. What the...

I'm not so patiently waiting for it. What the heck, the most innovative film company in the history of the planet, and it is taking them....years....?

But when it comes out, I'm going to shoot the...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-14-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By goamules
Large format is meant to be seen live, in hand. ...

Large format is meant to be seen live, in hand. On screen doesn't do it justice.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-12-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 7,461
Posted By goamules
I got one a few weeks ago cheap, the early silver...

I got one a few weeks ago cheap, the early silver one. Loving it. But I love all Canon LTMs.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/823/27154707987_0d138d942d_c.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-29-2018
Replies: 242
Views: 82,118
Posted By goamules
I was just shooting my collapsible early version...

I was just shooting my collapsible early version yesterday.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4767/39078699355_97900a6884_c.jpg
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-26-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 2,180
Posted By goamules
Like most "fund first - design after" kickstarter...

Like most "fund first - design after" kickstarter projects, the sales initiative is paramount. The design may or may not be good, but it's too late after everyone prefunds it and gets their item. ...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-04-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 7,658
Posted By goamules
Here is another with the Dallmeyer. For the...

Here is another with the Dallmeyer. For the closest full frame/35mm format lens, I'd look at a Nikkor 50/1.4.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4550/38808161122_7b8247fdcb_c.jpg
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-04-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 7,658
Posted By goamules
I almost exclusively shoot old lenses with unique...

I almost exclusively shoot old lenses with unique signatures. In large format, a lot of Petzvals and pre-war soft focus lenses. In small format here are a few I like:

Pizar...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-04-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 3,382
Posted By goamules
Wait, are you annoyed by the Leica advertising...

Wait, are you annoyed by the Leica advertising (using a common sales technique going back 100 years), or was this just a way to talk about the political things that annoy you?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-20-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,958
Posted By goamules
I shoot LF still, and 35mm film. But for...

I shoot LF still, and 35mm film. But for digital, the APS-C is my everday camera. For portraits, landscapes, hiking, travel.....the Fuji XE has been great.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-18-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,655
Posted By goamules
I used the similar Canon 25mm 3.5 this weekend. ...

I used the similar Canon 25mm 3.5 this weekend. You definitely need a hood if you are shooting towards bright sun. I got flare on several shots.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,127
Posted By goamules
Thanks for the link. I'll look for somewhere to...

Thanks for the link. I'll look for somewhere to ship to.

Tucson is the 2nd largest city in our state, Phoenix being the 4th largest city in AMERICA! We're only 2 hours from Phoenix. But I'm not...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,127
Posted By goamules
Funny, you can still get film developed in...

Funny, you can still get film developed in Vietnam, but not in a major city in America.
http://saigonphotocenter.com.vn/Default.html
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,127
Posted By goamules
Tucson Professional film development shop ceases

Another film developing shop bites the dust. Tucson, AZ. I had my E6 developed there until this year, when they stopped that. I had my large format color developed there, and some other 35mm. All...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-13-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 17,691
Posted By goamules
At the very end of the year, and "limited" is...

At the very end of the year, and "limited" is what I'm hearing now. Amazing how slow it is to get a machine rolling again that you already had rolling a few years...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 17,691
Posted By goamules
OK, I'll bite: where is the proverbial new Kodak...

OK, I'll bite: where is the proverbial new Kodak Ektachrome, that would "be available in Aug 2017?" There has been nothing on the internet about it since the January news, that I can see.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 08-13-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,776
Posted By goamules
The bridge above is Chattanooga, TN. I got some...

The bridge above is Chattanooga, TN.

I got some film printed (thanks Win 10 for disabling all my negative scanners) this weekend from this trip. Expired Tmax...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-01-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,985
Posted By goamules
I guess I could go that route. My problem with...

I guess I could go that route. My problem with spending $300 on an adapter is most of my LENSES didn't cost that much. And I have some very good lenses including a Summicron DR, Canon 50/1.4, 1.5,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-31-2017
Replies: 89
Views: 4,722
Posted By goamules
There are a lot of reasons for violent crime. ...

There are a lot of reasons for violent crime. But two are lack of police (due to weak laws that prevent them from arresting, or weak funding that prevents hiring enough), and lack of armed citizens....
Forum: Travel 07-27-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,430
Posted By goamules
I went through a major US airport about 3 weeks...

I went through a major US airport about 3 weeks ago. A working dog went through the people maze, which I liked. I had an old rangefinder, several lenses, filters and viewfinders in an old leather...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-24-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,985
Posted By goamules
I'm a little surprised you can now buy a 50mm...

I'm a little surprised you can now buy a 50mm F1.1 lens from China for about $370, but you cannot get a good Prominent-to-LTM focusing adapter for less than $300. Two rings of metal, with no glass...
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-24-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 4,107
Posted By goamules
The original Rudolph design was a cemented pair...

The original Rudolph design was a cemented pair in rear, and an air spaced pair in front. I.E. 4 elements, 2 groups.

Like most designs, others come along later and make alterations. The Planar...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-21-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,048
Posted By goamules
The Vade Mecum says: Biotar 1.4 "...It was of...

The Vade Mecum says:

Biotar 1.4 "...It was of 6-glass with 8 air glass surfaces, and 35mm was needed for the 24x18mm of movie format, and 16.7mm for 16mm...and 50mm for movie. This is an angle of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 07-16-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,776
Posted By goamules
Here are a...

Here are a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 07-02-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,776
Posted By goamules
Nicca III-S with Canon 25mm 3.5

I have selected my perfect tiny travel camera. New to me Canon 25mm lens takes very nice photos. With this tiny lens, you have a very miniature package....
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-01-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,717
Posted By goamules
Asking "what High End bag should I use" is like...

Asking "what High End bag should I use" is like asking what Gucci or Coach purse a woman should buy. Expensive brands are expensive because they are ....brands. If the goal is to have "High Cost"...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-28-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,229
Posted By goamules
Oh yeah! I used to have...

Oh yeah! I used to have one.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7119/7523576428_736f7348df_c.jpg

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7132/7523575784_72782a61a8_c.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-28-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,229
Posted By goamules
Here is one I'm keeping. Nikkor 50/2. ...

Here is one I'm keeping. Nikkor 50/2. ...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-27-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 19,253
Posted By goamules
I have not tried that. But I did spend about 5...

I have not tried that. But I did spend about 5 hours reading many pages and trying many drivers and scan techniques, even TWAIN, to no avail. That was about 6 months ago. I just did another search...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-27-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 19,253
Posted By goamules
Do all versions still work with Windows 10? When...

Do all versions still work with Windows 10? When I updated to Win10 last year, both my flatbed and my Plustec 7200 negative scanner stopped working. There is no fix or driver to make them work now,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-26-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,390
Posted By goamules
The threats are real. In WWII the Nazis sent...

The threats are real. In WWII the Nazis sent exactly 10 terrorists to the US, to blow up things. The first 8 were caught, tried and, 6 electrocuted quickly. None of that happens today, and there...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-25-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,717
Posted By goamules
Aizan, that's why I use old vintage bags. My bag...

Aizan, that's why I use old vintage bags. My bag above was $10, but looks expensive. If they steal it and my Nicca with a Canon lens, I'm out of less money than most people have in their cell...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-25-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,717
Posted By goamules
I prefer vintage and antique bag for my vintage...

I prefer vintage and antique bag for my vintage and antique cameras. Just as a Leica or Canon or Nicca are such quality that cannot be made today, good leather bags like this Perrin would have cost...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-22-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,051
Posted By goamules
Several misstatements on this thread. Wollensak...

Several misstatements on this thread. Wollensak was a very good American optical company. They made some fantastic lenses in the 1910s - 1950s, including a lot of soft focus designs that took...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-21-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 17,691
Posted By goamules
Interesting that since January there has been...

Interesting that since January there has been zero new posts about the upcoming Ektachrome. Film is about dead when a new product excites.....nothing.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 06-20-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1,821
Posted By goamules
I remember when I sold my Angieneux 25/0.95 for...

I remember when I sold my Angieneux 25/0.95 for $1,000 about 4 years ago, someone PM'd me and said "wow, I can't believe you sold that....they're just going up, and will be a lot more expensive in...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-11-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 2,720
Posted By goamules
The Canon 1.5 is sharp, even wide open. It has...

The Canon 1.5 is sharp, even wide open. It has no flare if you get a good copy with no scratches or haze. The Canon at 1.5, Jupiter 1.5, and Nikkor at 1.4. They all have a Sonnar look (sharp with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-05-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,519
Posted By goamules
I shoot wetplate, which is about ISO 1-8,...

I shoot wetplate, which is about ISO 1-8, depending. An outdoor exposure with a fast lens will typically be 2 seconds in sun, 10 in open shade. It's doable, but you need a tripod.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 1,593
Posted By goamules
His lens looks like a soft focus meniscus type,...

His lens looks like a soft focus meniscus type, used by the Pictorialists during the early 20th century. They have the iris in front of the glass, which is how this looks. Or it could be a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-31-2017
Replies: 103
Views: 16,241
Posted By goamules
I wouldn's say separation is typical. I've never...

I wouldn's say separation is typical. I've never noticed separation in a Hektor 5cm, but I don't see that many of them. Mine is fine. I see about 9 Hektors on ebay right now, either just the lens,...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-19-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 3,220
Posted By goamules
I've had 3 or 4 of the Canon 50/1.2 and some have...

I've had 3 or 4 of the Canon 50/1.2 and some have haze. Never seen bad separation like you show in that one shot, if that is indeed the lens you're showing. It's hard to tell, but it looks like...
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-16-2017
Replies: 104
Views: 30,732
Posted By goamules
Exactly what I was saying. When someone brings...

Exactly what I was saying. When someone brings up a hypothetical question about a unproven and mystical lens trait, if you recommend an experiment to prove your point (or disprove the fallacies),...
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-15-2017
Replies: 104
Views: 30,732
Posted By goamules
"A more abrupt transition between in and out of...

"A more abrupt transition between in and out of focus?" So you are saying it has a shorter depth of field? At the same aperture? That's optically impossible. You'd have to prove it with identical...
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-15-2017
Replies: 104
Views: 30,732
Posted By goamules
There are experiments that will prove no...

There are experiments that will prove no manufacturer has more 3D to their lenses.

1. Take a photo with the "Leica 3d Look Lens", whatever that is. Compose an open area that has several objects...
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-15-2017
Replies: 104
Views: 30,732
Posted By goamules
Optics (lens designs and glass) can only...

Optics (lens designs and glass) can only represent what they are seeing. There is no "magic", and when someone above said "sometimes xyz lens will do it, sometimes not" it's pointing to the truth. ...
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-14-2017
Replies: 1,867
Views: 1,733,987
Posted By goamules
DMR, I'm with you there. Wild, moire effect out...

DMR, I'm with you there. Wild, moire effect out of focus areas are not the definition of Good Bokeh. Voigtlander 50/1.5 Nokton, old school. ...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-14-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,047
Posted By goamules
Just because she's old, doesn't mean she is...

Just because she's old, doesn't mean she is vulnerable. She came up with that price somewhere, which is high. Probably ebay. Otherwise, the camera probably was "very expensive" when she bought it,...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-14-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,985
Posted By goamules
Yeah, the high cost of adapters always kept me...

Yeah, the high cost of adapters always kept me from getting one. But this one appeared at a local sale, pretty cheap, so I got it. I have made an adapter out of a Leica Nooky close up adapter for a...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-11-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,985
Posted By goamules
Thanks. It can be slightly soft, which is good...

Thanks. It can be slightly soft, which is good for a lens sometimes. Much less soft than the Nikkor 50/1.4 wide open though. I took this image of the camera it came off of. All on a Fuji...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 4,766
Posted By goamules
Mani, you are absolutely correct. The ad is...

Mani, you are absolutely correct. The ad is trying to convey that this person is special, and you can be too!

But I know why they didn't use a Prominent for their ad. No face...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-09-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,985
Posted By goamules
New old prominent Nokton for me

I'm really enjoying this old Prominent F1.5 Nokton I picked up. Shooting it wide open mostly. It reminds me of a Sonnar, with better bokeh. Quite sharp, even wide open. ...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-07-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,558
Posted By goamules
I got a Prominent this weekend with the Nokton...

I got a Prominent this weekend with the Nokton lens, and was dying to try it out. So I put an LTM adapter on the Fuji XE-1, then a Leica Nookie on that. The lens won't focus at infinity, but that's...
Forum: RFF News 05-07-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 7,057
Posted By goamules
Protest photography is the biggest cliche since...

Protest photography is the biggest cliche since selfies.
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-28-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 7,781
Posted By goamules
An F4.5 large format Tessar is about the same as...

An F4.5 large format Tessar is about the same as an F2.0 35mm. A Cooke triplet at F3.5 for, say, an 8x10 is astonishingly fast, and would be like about an F1.2 35mm lens. The Cooke answers the OPs...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-27-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 7,428
Posted By goamules
I've had them all, and I like the Canon 35/1.8...

I've had them all, and I like the Canon 35/1.8 best. It has a nice look, not too old fashioned, not to antiseptic and new....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-23-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2,130
Posted By goamules
I'd look for a Dual Range one.

I'd look for a Dual Range one.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-17-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,430
Posted By goamules
The rangefinder principle is simple geometry, and...

The rangefinder principle is simple geometry, and was used by Naval gunfire for generations to get shells on target miles away. The larger rangefinders could accurately calculate range within about...
Forum: Travel 03-21-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 8,301
Posted By goamules
Let's see, there are two reasons this action is...

Let's see, there are two reasons this action is being taken by America and the UK this week.

1. Because they want to make your life difficult, when you fly to Syria or Iran, and thought this would...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-21-2017
Replies: 234
Views: 65,890
Posted By goamules
Those Japanese sellers can ask whatever they...

Those Japanese sellers can ask whatever they want. It started at $1400, then $1300, then $1200, never selling each time. One did sell for $760.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-13-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 3,105
Posted By goamules
I'm sure the OP had some meaning in his question....

I'm sure the OP had some meaning in his question.



Kind of the pot calling the kettle black.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-12-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,493
Posted By goamules
My bet: it's separation. I've seen a round spot...

My bet: it's separation. I've seen a round spot of separation many times in other maker's lenses. Don't know about Leica that much, but it happens this way a lot.

Regardless, if you like the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2017
Replies: 131
Views: 10,141
Posted By goamules
Most fun of all the myriad of 35mm cameras I've...

Most fun of all the myriad of 35mm cameras I've shot: Voigtlander Vitessa
Least fun, jury is still out.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 03-09-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 3,260
Posted By goamules
My M3 weighs 2 lbs, 5 oz. My Canon IVSB weighs 1...

My M3 weighs 2 lbs, 5 oz. My Canon IVSB weighs 1 lb, 7 oz. That extra pound (almost twice as heavy) is a big difference around your neck. The depth of the Canon with this lens you'll note is less...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-09-2017
Replies: 768
Views: 327,914
Posted By goamules
Sam, great legacy there! Plane, pilot, mechanic,...

Sam, great legacy there! Plane, pilot, mechanic, family...

some really good shots after too!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2017
Replies: 266
Views: 16,016
Posted By goamules
That's the root reason people like street...

That's the root reason people like street photography. We have 35,000 years of evolution that makes us aware of and interested in other people. City streets have lots more people than, say, a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-27-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 3,621
Posted By goamules
Thanks Tunalegs. All I see for radi(c)'s...

Thanks Tunalegs. All I see for radi(c)'s insightful posts now is:

"This message is hidden because radi(c)al_cam is on your ignore list."

I recommend EVERYONE that is tired of his tirades set him...
Forum: Other RF 02-26-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,256
Posted By goamules
I had a Bolsey C once, with the twin lens system....

I had a Bolsey C once, with the twin lens system. Neat little camera, but their bodies are just cheap feeling. Aluminum was the wonder metal of the mid century. But in certain alloys, it basically...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-25-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 3,621
Posted By goamules
I hope you're not talking to me yawny boy. I'll...

I hope you're not talking to me yawny boy. I'll wake you up with a little knowledge if you're feeling sleepy.

Where is that ignore button, I'm thinking I don't want to hear any more of this guy's...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-25-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 3,621
Posted By goamules
Someone with those two lenses, please slap them...

Someone with those two lenses, please slap them on a digital camera and take some shots, and we can eliminate blaming the SLR camera or the particular copy of the OP's lenses.
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