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Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 4 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 658
Posted By james.liam
The recommendation of holding both of them in...

The recommendation of holding both of them in hand is a wise one. The ZI seems less substantial than the M6. Somehow flimsier though it isn’t. Brighter viewfinder without a doubt. The earlier M6...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 4 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 658
Posted By james.liam
Is the M6 the TTL version or the so-called...

Is the M6 the TTL version or the so-called “Classic”?

Leica won’t replace the TTL’s meter if it fails as parts are no longer available.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 6 Days Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 1,326
Posted By james.liam
The fickleness of Fujifilm really gets to me....

The fickleness of Fujifilm really gets to me. Despite the rising interest in analog photography in both established and new photographers, they routinely kill emulsions with a typically Japanese...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 82
Views: 4,985
Posted By james.liam
Was considering a pancake lens for my FM2 but the...

Was considering a pancake lens for my FM2 but the price differential for the ‘S’ version doesn’t seem meaningful enough though nice to have 0.45m close focus. The images appear lower contrast,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,181
Posted By james.liam
Forget 3.28 million. If it can accurately focus...

Forget 3.28 million.
If it can accurately focus & produce pristine files at ISO 500,000 no one will complain
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 933
Posted By james.liam
At one of the nationally known camera vendors in...

At one of the nationally known camera vendors in NYC, I spoke to one of the regulars behind the counter once about Fuji and it’s film strategy. He related a widely held rumor he had heard that FUJI’s...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,636
Views: 89,880
Posted By james.liam
But brass will oxidize if there’s nothing to seal...

But brass will oxidize if there’s nothing to seal it against the air. In time, you’ll have a greenish and gray, mildly corroded barrel. Not so pretty or easy to clean.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 2,223
Posted By james.liam
After my D50 got swiped by a New York cabbie, I...

After my D50 got swiped by a New York cabbie, I bough the D700 that served me well for 5 or 6 years. Solid bit of kit, made great images.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 2,108
Posted By james.liam
If you fancy the 35 C Biogon is only about...

If you fancy the 35 C Biogon is only about sharpness, you are woefully mistaken.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By james.liam
Anyone use the Sony iteration?

Anyone use the Sony iteration?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 131
Views: 9,105
Posted By james.liam
Buy the film there.

Buy the film there.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 399
Views: 85,744
Posted By james.liam
How often do you imagine it would need a CLA?...

How often do you imagine it would need a CLA? Once a decade? Once every two decades? That’s between €40-80 a year.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-17-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 6,471
Posted By james.liam
Same here.

Same here.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-17-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 6,471
Posted By james.liam
I’ve seen your work on the Monochrom and you’re...

I’ve seen your work on the Monochrom and you’re probably one of the rarified few who can put the extra MPs, DR and resolution to good use.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-17-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 6,471
Posted By james.liam
Better is a funny metric. If you make really...

Better is a funny metric. If you make really large prints regularly, crop extensively and want additional grey tonal separation this is the machine for you. Remember that it’s true resolution as it...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-15-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 6,471
Posted By james.liam
Clean ISO 25,000 files would make me swap my M9M...

Clean ISO 25,000 files would make me swap my M9M out.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-14-2020
Replies: 25
Views: 638
Posted By james.liam
^^1++. Had sent him a 16/3.5 and he had it back...

^^1++.
Had sent him a 16/3.5 and he had it back in my hands within a fortnight.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-14-2020
Replies: 82
Views: 4,985
Posted By james.liam
So, the difference between the two is simply...

So, the difference between the two is simply closer focus?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-14-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,048
Posted By james.liam
As noted above, whereas the Nikon was optimized...

As noted above, whereas the Nikon was optimized for its best performance in close-to-mid, the Canon LTM’s were the opposite and with lower contrast, resolution wide-open and close.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-13-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,048
Posted By james.liam
DAG will work on this lens and he has a...

DAG will work on this lens and he has a collimator if needed. Had the LTM version he did a CLA on.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-12-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,048
Posted By james.liam
Did it behave differently in the past?

Did it behave differently in the past?
Forum: Travel 01-11-2020
Replies: 77
Views: 3,372
Posted By james.liam
Great images! Cuba looks like a wonderful place...

Great images! Cuba looks like a wonderful place to visit!!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-11-2020
Replies: 7
Views: 842
Posted By james.liam
I'm certain it will be better than nearly any...

I'm certain it will be better than nearly any 50/2 out there, if the past APO Lanthars are any indication of what Cosina is capable of. But at 1/7th the cost of a Leica, there's got to be some...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-11-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 6,992
Posted By james.liam
If the shutter times are correct and the meter...

If the shutter times are correct and the meter working properly, it’s OK. Otherwise, add 250€ for a CLA.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-10-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 6,992
Posted By james.liam
Perfect explanation of the differences as they...

Perfect explanation of the differences as they relate to real-life, Huss.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-10-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 6,471
Posted By james.liam
What's with you kids? A 41MP Monochrom (something...

What's with you kids? A 41MP Monochrom (something close to 60MP in a color sensor) and you're still going on about a screw.

:bang:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 6,992
Posted By james.liam
The RF precision is less accurate on the .58.

The RF precision is less accurate on the .58.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 6,992
Posted By james.liam
While I concur on your assessment re: "hippies"...

While I concur on your assessment re: "hippies" ("the whole stupid, self absorbed, puerile bit"), it did have a context within the events of the time. They were reacting, albeit in a shallow,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 6,992
Posted By james.liam
"Hippies", though themselves derided at one time,...

"Hippies", though themselves derided at one time, were a contextual reaction to the times they materialized, whether one agreed with it or not.

Modern-day Hipsters? How do they define themselves as...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 6,992
Posted By james.liam
What I'm pretty much saying is that I wasn't...

What I'm pretty much saying is that I wasn't referring to larger format cameras and they all matter, especially my two favorites,Nikon FM2-T and FM3a. Pinhole camera? Plastic Lomo? I'll pass. Lomo...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-08-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1,199
Posted By james.liam
If one is going to get an AF film Nikon and...

If one is going to get an AF film Nikon and doesn't want to drop a cool grand on a used F6, just get the F100. Really. These goofy looking 90's 'plastic fantastic's may be "the deals of the decade"...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-08-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 6,471
Posted By james.liam
If you have to ask you can’t afford it.

If you have to ask you can’t afford it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-07-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 6,992
Posted By james.liam
I did forget the MA. Wasn’t referring to MF or LF...

I did forget the MA. Wasn’t referring to MF or LF cameras. Forgive me for ignoring pinhole cameras and Lomos. Can’t mention them in the same breath as a Leica.

I really hope you’re right but only...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-07-2020
Replies: 136
Views: 24,767
Posted By james.liam
Do elaborate.

Do elaborate.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-07-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 6,992
Posted By james.liam
What’s this tariff talk? Aside from the MP and...

What’s this tariff talk? Aside from the MP and Nikon F6, no new film cameras are being made. I predict that once the fad passes (people shift back to digital for a variety of reasons) and only hard...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-05-2020
Replies: 9,209
Views: 914,709
Posted By james.liam
Said tongue-in-cheek, I hope

Said tongue-in-cheek, I hope
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-05-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 6,992
Posted By james.liam
Have you even seen an MP for sale recently?

Have you even seen an MP for sale recently?
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 01-05-2020
Replies: 1,946
Views: 387,005
Posted By james.liam
^^wow. But none of your beautiful fiancée. ��

^^wow.

But none of your beautiful fiancée. ��
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-05-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 6,992
Posted By james.liam
Instead of plain black tape over the red dot,...

Instead of plain black tape over the red dot, black tape with "F*ck off" scrawled in silver.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-05-2020
Replies: 9,209
Views: 914,709
Posted By james.liam
Ditto! Picked one up months back. The 90 is less...

Ditto! Picked one up months back. The 90 is less useful unless shooting landscapes at distance. They're ~$600 from the more reliable Japanese sources on fleaBay. Got one in the plastic case. From the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-05-2020
Replies: 9,209
Views: 914,709
Posted By james.liam
You've got to explain that one.

You've got to explain that one.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-05-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 4,155
Posted By james.liam
Don't have the lenses you list; own a VM 3,5/28...

Don't have the lenses you list; own a VM 3,5/28 and ZM 2,8/35. The former is brilliant on my M9M, the latter on everything.

The tiny 28 is the smallest lens I have and developed a following only...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-02-2020
Replies: 17
Views: 890
Posted By james.liam
You lucked out. Was there about 2 years ago and...

You lucked out. Was there about 2 years ago and dense clouds covered the crater for days. Nothing at all visible
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 6,992
Posted By james.liam
This latest generation of young have the...

This latest generation of young have the attention span of gnats so expect those M6's back on the market once they move on to some new fashion accoutrements.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 6,992
Posted By james.liam
Maybe, they do go for those compact P&S a lot....

Maybe, they do go for those compact P&S a lot. But when pricing out a 60+ year old M3, you are more likely to price in a CLA than with a 20 year old M6.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-01-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 6,992
Posted By james.liam
Crazy is an understatement. Most if not all are...

Crazy is an understatement. Most if not all are no longer repairable, something hipsters haven't absorbed yet. Long after the autofocus motors on a Kyocera-made Contax is a frozen paperweight, an...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-01-2020
Replies: 45
Views: 1,797
Posted By james.liam
An M6 doesn't need a battery to function either,...

An M6 doesn't need a battery to function either, essentially becoming an updated & newer M4 in a pinch. Having the meter lets me concentrate on the scene and not have to guess or stop and meter....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-01-2020
Replies: 108
Views: 5,169
Posted By james.liam
You make that sound as if it's a bad...

You make that sound as if it's a bad thing.

:cool:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-01-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 6,992
Posted By james.liam
I bought an M6 Classic 0.85 about 7 years ago for...

I bought an M6 Classic 0.85 about 7 years ago for $1300 when the 0.72 were selling for $1000. I'd subsequently read that few were fitted with that finder in the original M6.

I now only see the 0.85...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-01-2020
Replies: 72
Views: 2,216
Posted By james.liam
I started a thread several months ago and and...

I started a thread several months ago and and with about 120 respondents, 90% had already sent in their M9/M9M in for sensor replacement. As corroded sensors out there dwindle, turnaround times have...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-01-2020
Replies: 108
Views: 5,169
Posted By james.liam
Looks like you're right: 400 TMax:...

Looks like you're right:

400 TMax: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/29132-USA/Kodak_1587716_TMY_35mm_100_Roll.html

100 TMax:...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-01-2020
Replies: 108
Views: 5,169
Posted By james.liam
If you shoot that much film in a given year,...

If you shoot that much film in a given year, you're better off canning your own bulk stock. I probably go through 6-12 rolls a year so a 30% bump isn't felt.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-01-2020
Replies: 72
Views: 2,216
Posted By james.liam
Spot-on, Huss. You had your disappointment moment...

Spot-on, Huss.
You had your disappointment moment with Leica and the failed sensor, mine was with Nikon and the Dƒ. I had accumulated a sizable collection of MF Zeiss, Voigtländer and Nikkor AIS...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2019
Replies: 9,209
Views: 914,709
Posted By james.liam
You can fit both your wife and her camera inside...

You can fit both your wife and her camera inside your pocket?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-30-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By james.liam
The Q2 doesn't sound like a bad idea. My...

The Q2 doesn't sound like a bad idea.

My 2¢:
-Failed meters on the M6TTL can no longer be repaired so you'll be out of luck if/when it fails. Sell it now as film cameras are fetching a premium....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-30-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,751
Posted By james.liam
Excuse me for my ignorance, but what does J-3 and...

Excuse me for my ignorance, but what does J-3 and J-12 refer to? Russian Jupiter lenses?
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2019
Replies: 9,209
Views: 914,709
Posted By james.liam
Voigtländer VM 5,6/12. Head Bartender, aka Stave...

Voigtländer VM 5,6/12.
Head Bartender, aka Stave Gandy @ CameraQuest is having a closeout on the recently-discontinued CV 12 v. III for $449, half of its original list price.
Just picked up one. I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-28-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,545
Posted By james.liam
Yes indeed. Get a newer copy and no squeaking...

Yes indeed. Get a newer copy and no squeaking issue. It really is a fantastic lens for film.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-27-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,545
Posted By james.liam
No one mentions the 17-35/2.8 AFD. Great film...

No one mentions the 17-35/2.8 AFD. Great film lens.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-25-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By james.liam
Damn, that’s wide. Does seem like a good deal, me...

Damn, that’s wide. Does seem like a good deal, me thinks. Thought it would complement my 21 SEM better than the 15.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-25-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By james.liam
Thoughts anyone on the VM 5,6/12 v.III?

Got an email from Head Bartender about a close out sale on the now-discontinued 12mm. Tempting but how good is the lens? Seems to be less useful than the 15. Interested in comments from those who...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-25-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,216
Posted By james.liam
Replace the sensor and use it. A refurbished M9...

Replace the sensor and use it. A refurbished M9 will keep its intrinsic value for years to come. See if they can upgrade it to an MP for a reduced price.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-25-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By james.liam
Head Bartender sells Rayqual adapters for various...

Head Bartender sells Rayqual adapters for various mounts-to-M. Bought one from him. Nicely made.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-24-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,216
Posted By james.liam
Or (3), most who’ve needed the swap have already...

Or (3), most who’ve needed the swap have already done so.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-24-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,216
Posted By james.liam
Makes logical since on a new sensor is $1600.

Makes logical since on a new sensor is $1600.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-24-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,216
Posted By james.liam
Bergen County Camera in NJ have an M9 old sensor...

Bergen County Camera in NJ have an M9 old sensor w/o corrosion (1700), M9 w/new sensor ($2300) and M9P with a new sensor ($2900).
This may guide you given the sensor will cost $1500+
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-23-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2,905
Posted By james.liam
More weather sealing? -pointless if the M lenses...

More weather sealing?
-pointless if the M lenses aren't water sealed themselves (they aren't)

IBIS?
-nice, but M is about simplicity and Leica omitted video from the M10. You can already shoot at...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-23-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2,905
Posted By james.liam
The depreciation predictions can’t paint broad...

The depreciation predictions can’t paint broad strokes.

-M8 has probably hit bottom at about $1400 US though as rear screens fail this may change but it’ll be the original ‘MD’ by default.

-M9...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-23-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2,905
Posted By james.liam
I see M9/M9P with new sensors rebounding in...

I see M9/M9P with new sensors rebounding in price, the latter around US$3k.
The M240, a phenomenal camera & a technologic leap ahead, may end up as the "digital M5". Unloved because of its...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-22-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By james.liam
The newer AIS ƒ/2 is a notably superior lens to...

The newer AIS ƒ/2 is a notably superior lens to the old AI; a re-design with CRC. It does not resolve as well as the Zeiss 2/28 but neither is it affected by the latter's excessive field curvature....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-17-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 753
Posted By james.liam
No, it’s called capitalism. You’re under no...

No, it’s called capitalism.
You’re under no obligation to buy the stuff.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-17-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 753
Posted By james.liam
The market drives the prices. 21% increase in...

The market drives the prices. 21% increase in film sales for Kodak Alaris. Greater demand and so they try and make a greater profit. An extra dollar on a roll of film won't break anyone.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-17-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 753
Posted By james.liam
You’re expecting the price to forever stay the...

You’re expecting the price to forever stay the same or go down?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-15-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,300
Posted By james.liam
Agreed. Really beautiful body and built to tight...

Agreed. Really beautiful body and built to tight specs. Despite the appearance of heft, its haptics are second to none and fit nicely in one's hands.

The R8 I found at KEH just over a year ago,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,210
Posted By james.liam
I cringe at the thought of how much the buying...

I cringe at the thought of how much the buying in, selling and re-buying into Leica must have cost you.

:(
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-11-2019
Replies: 1,636
Views: 89,880
Posted By james.liam
But who really needs a 21/ 1.5?

But who really needs a 21/ 1.5?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-11-2019
Replies: 1,636
Views: 89,880
Posted By james.liam
Doubtful on the patents for the 75 Summilux. It...

Doubtful on the patents for the 75 Summilux. It was in production until ~2007.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-08-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 31,670
Posted By james.liam
Not particularly pretty, I'm afraid.

Not particularly pretty, I'm afraid.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-07-2019
Replies: 1,636
Views: 89,880
Posted By james.liam
Called trade policy. Deeper issues than can be...

Called trade policy. Deeper issues than can be explained in a blog
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-05-2019
Replies: 9,209
Views: 914,709
Posted By james.liam
As always, you are the voice of tempered and...

As always, you are the voice of tempered and civil reason around here.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-04-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By james.liam
Tell us first What camera are you speaking about?

Tell us first What camera are you speaking about?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-04-2019
Replies: 1,636
Views: 89,880
Posted By james.liam
1+ Seen the photos and they were not impressive....

1+
Seen the photos and they were not impressive. The NOCT Nikkor appeared to be a better performer. The Noctilux 1.2’s appeal lies in the unobtainium chic. The new CV 50/1.2 rocks and superior to the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-03-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 949
Posted By james.liam
Check Popflash in LA or Tamarin in Chicago.

Check Popflash in LA or Tamarin in Chicago.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-02-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5,169
Posted By james.liam
Assuming you don't get cold-cocked taking...

Assuming you don't get cold-cocked taking someone's picture on the street, then a smoke will seem mighty enticing.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-02-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1,090
Posted By james.liam
Why apologize about “1st world problems”? You...

Why apologize about “1st world problems”? You were born where and when you were born. Live your life justly and you’ve earned the right to the benefits of your circumstance.

The M10M is right...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-01-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By james.liam
Probably either glued to the original thread...

Probably either glued to the original thread mount or fused after 60 years in contact
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-01-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5,169
Posted By james.liam
Who has Black Friday film specials?

Who has Black Friday film specials?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-30-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5,169
Posted By james.liam
Yes Bob, I have. One of the saddest places I've...

Yes Bob, I have. One of the saddest places I've been to. Reminds me of Bucharest in 1978 but with palm trees and better music.

But alas, we must listen to Commandanté Doug.


If Kodak's idea is to...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-30-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,432
Posted By james.liam
They are both modern lenses with modern...

They are both modern lenses with modern multi-coating and if by 'clinical' you mean that subjects are rendered with good resolution and microcontrast at the focal plane of their respective widest...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-30-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5,169
Posted By james.liam
Bob, I am left speechless by your post. Like...

Bob, I am left speechless by your post.

Like 'Pál K', my parents separately fled Romania and Poland after having endured the 'benefits' of Communism--secret police, informers all about you, random...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-29-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 3,531
Posted By james.liam
In a re-education camp. That's the nature of...

In a re-education camp.



That's the nature of the Sonnar design and unavoidable. Take the Nikkor 50/1.4 LTM; focus is optimized for ƒ/1.4 shifting steadily as you stop down. In the case of the...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-28-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 6,525
Posted By james.liam
I have better things to dream about than cameras.

I have better things to dream about than cameras.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-26-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 770
Posted By james.liam
Over the years I’ve dropped off more than a few...

Over the years I’ve dropped off more than a few items for CLA or repair when YYe and DAG couldn’t get it right. While it did take a while, they always got it right, communicated in a timely manner...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-26-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By james.liam
I’m partial to the 17-35/2.8 D. You can pick up a...

I’m partial to the 17-35/2.8 D. You can pick up a good copy for $700-900. Maybe even without the squeak.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-26-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 2,168
Posted By james.liam
The Nikon FM also has a titanium shutter, IIRC.

The Nikon FM also has a titanium shutter, IIRC.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-24-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By james.liam
SL 2 iterations are chipped. The original SL is...

SL 2 iterations are chipped. The original SL is not.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-24-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,665
Posted By james.liam
Start simple....

Start simple....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-24-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,665
Posted By james.liam
Opinions vary whether equipment matters. From a...

Opinions vary whether equipment matters. From a technical standpoint, of course not. But we are creatures and haptics do matter. You have to find your muse, if that’s autofocus, RF, pano, SLR, P&S or...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-23-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 8,099
Posted By james.liam
I have a roll of the old in the freezer and I’ve...

I have a roll of the old in the freezer and I’ve asked a friend traveling to Tokyo to get me a roll of the new. Perhaps I’ll shoot them side by side with my Nikons. Curious.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-21-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 8,099
Posted By james.liam
I still have several rolls of Acros in the...

I still have several rolls of Acros in the freezer and would love to shoot them side-by-side.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-21-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,641
Posted By james.liam
Does Swedish rust have a special bokeh?

Does Swedish rust have a special bokeh?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-21-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,641
Posted By james.liam
I had a similar experience with a 50 Rigid I’d...

I had a similar experience with a 50 Rigid I’d bought from OC Camera. I was away for an extended period of time and on return, so when I opened the package the lens would not focus properly. The...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-20-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 2,803
Posted By james.liam
Might be. But 70 years on, finding glass that...

Might be.

But 70 years on, finding glass that isn't permanently etched by the haze or scratches is becoming a quixotic quest.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-20-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 2,803
Posted By james.liam
Good luck with that.

Good luck with that.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-19-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 2,450
Posted By james.liam
Honestly, the silence of the shutter becomes less...

Honestly, the silence of the shutter becomes less an issue here than the dynamic range and rendition of mid-tones. The true resolving power of the MM1 sensor is something closer to 30MP and it does...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-19-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 2,450
Posted By james.liam
I was a bit surprised they didn't create a...

I was a bit surprised they didn't create a monochrome variant of the original SL, given the extraordinary resolution of the latest L lenses. Perfect foil for the glass.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-18-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,520
Posted By james.liam
You might want to check the local Craig's List...

You might want to check the local Craig's List items for sale. Probably the easiest way for a thief to rid himself of these specialized items and avoid notice.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-18-2019
Replies: 1,636
Views: 89,880
Posted By james.liam
Curious why you’d get a clone when you’ve got the...

Curious why you’d get a clone when you’ve got the real deal on your hands?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-18-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 4,985
Posted By james.liam
The ‘E’ series lenses, IIRC, were single coated...

The ‘E’ series lenses, IIRC, were single coated even after all the Nikkors went to multi-coating. I’ve got the heralded 75-150 E; desaturated colors, flare more than I’d like.
Have never been a fan...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-17-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,077
Posted By james.liam
I think you've psychoanalytically hit it on the...

I think you've psychoanalytically hit it on the head.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-17-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By james.liam
I'd sooner want Ektachrome 400 than this...

I'd sooner want Ektachrome 400 than this off-color stuff I can replicate on my iPhone 11.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 999
Posted By james.liam
It's 1979, for Heaven's sake, unfiltered Camels...

It's 1979, for Heaven's sake, unfiltered Camels for he-men. Benson & Hedges for the less vigorous men. Virginia Slims for the Ladies.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-16-2019
Replies: 1,636
Views: 89,880
Posted By james.liam
Passing mention. The exuberance seems isolated...

Passing mention.
The exuberance seems isolated to this Joint. I think Kevin Forever posted over there too. Don't recall people shouting out order requests.

But by the same token, I doubt the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-16-2019
Replies: 1,636
Views: 89,880
Posted By james.liam
Patina...corrosion. Whatevs... Can always get a...

Patina...corrosion. Whatevs...

Can always get a new one in 12 months off fleaBay for less that it'll cost to remove the green "patina".
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-16-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 903
Posted By james.liam
There has to be someone in Dubai or Abu Dhabi who...

There has to be someone in Dubai or Abu Dhabi who processes film.
Found this (https://www.gulfcolour.com/index_iphone.html) photo lab in Abu Dhabi.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-16-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 903
Posted By james.liam
If it was in the deep freeze all that time,...

If it was in the deep freeze all that time, likely not.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-16-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,856
Posted By james.liam
Stop down to f/16 or 22 and shoot against a blue...

Stop down to f/16 or 22 and shoot against a blue sky. It will be most apparent that way.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-16-2019
Replies: 1,636
Views: 89,880
Posted By james.liam
I think you're confusing brass lenses with brass...

I think you're confusing brass lenses with brass ba**s.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-15-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1,013
Posted By james.liam
$2000 is the cutoff below which no customs ar...

$2000 is the cutoff below which no customs ar paid. But eBay drags taxes out of you even if purchased overseas. Doesn't seem right.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-15-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,362
Posted By james.liam
For 8 grand, I expect at lease 5 cases of Vodka...

For 8 grand, I expect at lease 5 cases of Vodka with the bundle as a perk to numb paying the credit card bill.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-15-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,856
Posted By james.liam
Geez! How'd you crack the sensor?

Geez! How'd you crack the sensor?
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-14-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,133
Posted By james.liam
Important to document Congressional farces. A 4x5...

Important to document Congressional farces. A 4x5 seems fitting enough.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-14-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 2,364
Posted By james.liam
Slack, Reid, Thein. Solid photographers. Lloyd...

Slack, Reid, Thein. Solid photographers. Lloyd Chambers spends much time outdoors doing natural landscapes and his reviews reflect this bias and are technical in nature, far more than others. Dante...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-13-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,354
Posted By james.liam
iPhone 11 Pro

iPhone 11 Pro
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-12-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,354
Posted By james.liam
Call the store in Wetzlar.

Call the store in Wetzlar.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-11-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 813
Posted By james.liam
The M10-P shutter is dope! Going from an M9...

The M10-P shutter is dope!
Going from an M9 whizzy-whirling to an M10 was startling. The P’s shutter is even that much more damped.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-10-2019
Replies: 154
Views: 37,560
Posted By james.liam
Have a 3,5/28 LTM on my Monochrom when 28 is...

Have a 3,5/28 LTM on my Monochrom when 28 is called for. Great tonality and the tiniest lens I own.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 11-09-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 2,106
Posted By james.liam
What's the lens on the M2?

What's the lens on the M2?
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-08-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By james.liam
I’ve sold many items through them. Tony Rose is a...

I’ve sold many items through them. Tony Rose is a pleasure to deal with and payments transferred expeditiously. I will use them again when the time comes.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-04-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 2,427
Posted By james.liam
They are the intermediary for items bought...

They are the intermediary for items bought overseas. To pay local taxes for the privilege of using their web funnel is no privilege at all.

I'm done. I can find local vendors whose volume is...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-02-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 2,427
Posted By james.liam
It is very odd that overseas purchases are...

It is very odd that overseas purchases are included in the money grab. I discovered this when buying something from a Japanese seller. Personally, after all the slings & arrows of eBay, this one has...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-02-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 8,099
Posted By james.liam
What does re-branding do to make it "especially"...

What does re-branding do to make it "especially" superior?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-02-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 3,327
Posted By james.liam
For $1600, I'd sooner apply it toward a used M10...

For $1600, I'd sooner apply it toward a used M10 than "re-live the glory days of '09".
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-01-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By james.liam
The F6 is a wonderful beast but unless you own...

The F6 is a wonderful beast but unless you own F-mount AF lenses (I don't), the FM3a or and FM2n are smaller, lighter and load more fun to use. And no AF motors to fry.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-31-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,449
Posted By james.liam
“Vending Machine Lenses”! LOL! Seems few have...

“Vending Machine Lenses”! LOL!
Seems few have damning words about the optics (yet) or durability (yet). A few friendly thoughts...you won’t be able to re-sell them save for pocket change and if you...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-30-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 3,327
Posted By james.liam
I think that if you bought it new within the past...

I think that if you bought it new within the past 5 years it remains free. Everyone else US$1000 and up.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 10-26-2019
Replies: 1,946
Views: 387,005
Posted By james.liam
The Delphic Tholos?

The Delphic Tholos?
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-26-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,856
Posted By james.liam
The Wiki at Leica users forum...

The Wiki at Leica users forum (https://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-wiki.en/index.php/M_Monochrom) mentions about 9500 MM v.1's produced from 2012-14, and they're usually pretty accurate.

If so, we...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-26-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 3,327
Posted By james.liam
Day 5, folks. Vote if you've got 'em.

Day 5, folks. Vote if you've got 'em.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-25-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,473
Posted By james.liam
All mysterious allusions, probably to some...

All mysterious allusions, probably to some conversations he much have had at Wetzlar. Someone must really have pissed him off.

"A renewed interest in classical products"? He writes extensively on...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-25-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 3,327
Posted By james.liam
Damn! Wasn’t Leica offering deals on new cameras...

Damn! Wasn’t Leica offering deals on new cameras for M9 bodies with spoiled sensors?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-25-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 3,327
Posted By james.liam
You’re assuming that the rot had not started...

You’re assuming that the rot had not started before you headed to the South Seas.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-25-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 3,327
Posted By james.liam
There’s moisture in the air everywhere. A sensor...

There’s moisture in the air everywhere. A sensor can’t be made for use only on the moon and in the Sahara
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-24-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 3,327
Posted By james.liam
Help raise the N so we can get more accurate #'s

Help raise the N so we can get more accurate #'s
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-24-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,856
Posted By james.liam
Day #4, with 24 people reporting we're holding...

Day #4, with 24 people reporting we're holding steady at a 92% replacement rate.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-24-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 3,327
Posted By james.liam
Day #4 with early 40 people reporting, we...

Day #4 with early 40 people reporting, we continue to run 95% replaced.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-23-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 16,303
Posted By james.liam
CV 2/40 SL? Damned nifty lens. ASPH too.

CV 2/40 SL? Damned nifty lens. ASPH too.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-23-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,226
Posted By james.liam
Cosina has been clever in creating lenses that...

Cosina has been clever in creating lenses that don't seek to emulate or imitate. They've created a space of their own, not unlike Zeiss. Personally, and I suspect this is true for many, these lenses...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-23-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,226
Posted By james.liam
Remember that they can't be using the same glass...

Remember that they can't be using the same glass and there's collectors value to an authentic Leica Summicron
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-23-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,856
Posted By james.liam
It has a particular appearance, that differs...

It has a particular appearance, that differs greatly from a dead pixel. I've got to dig up the image I found it on back in 2017.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-23-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 3,327
Posted By james.liam
Correction, 95% replacement rate.

Correction, 95% replacement rate.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-23-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,473
Posted By james.liam
1] Yes I am. Roll your eyes all you like, but...

1] Yes I am. Roll your eyes all you like, but start up of the M9M was/is laborious, it has a small buffer, slow to write and a limited number of cards could be used. Don't need 20 fps, but firing off...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-23-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,856
Posted By james.liam
You might very well be, Dan. But Leica examined...

You might very well be, Dan. But Leica examined each camera as they arrived to confirm the corrosion and did not replace those that didn't. On both threads we ar running in excess of 90% replaced....
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-23-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,473
Posted By james.liam
Using cutting-edge tech in the $8,000 M, for...

Using cutting-edge tech in the $8,000 M, for starts.
Rear LCDs that aren't already outdated at introduction, EVFs that aren't marginally-useful toys, real buffers.
Maybe even a film scanner using...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-23-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 3,327
Posted By james.liam
With better than 90% reporting replacement, I'd...

With better than 90% reporting replacement, I'd say so.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-23-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,473
Posted By james.liam
1++++ on all accounts, Cal. I live close nearby...

1++++ on all accounts, Cal.
I live close nearby you and a woman was raped in broad daylight @ 96th and 2nd Avenue just outside the new Q train terminus by a permanent subway 'resident'. Cops have...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-23-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,473
Posted By james.liam
The biggest explosion in N America in the 19th...

The biggest explosion in N America in the 19th century I believe, was when an island (no more than a rocky outcropping) inside the vortex of Hell Gate was obliterated by a tunneling operation that...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-23-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,473
Posted By james.liam
Don't know how old the veritable Erwin is but he...

Don't know how old the veritable Erwin is but he seems set in his ways. I do believe from other musings of his his that he understands that evolution is inevitable but do agree with him that the M's...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-23-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,856
Posted By james.liam
Ditto. I live perhaps blocks from you, Cal, and I...

Ditto. I live perhaps blocks from you, Cal, and I drove to Leica NJ, dropped it off and got a rare chrome loaner. Took about 16 weeks. I forget because I had the loaner all the time.

:)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-23-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 3,327
Posted By james.liam
No evidence that humidity is the culprit. Urban...

No evidence that humidity is the culprit. Urban legend.

One wonders whether the 4.5% who still have the old sensor have corrosion (?edges) and don't know it. Hopefully it will remain inapparent.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-23-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,473
Posted By james.liam
t Perhaps because the opposite of Love is...

t

Perhaps because the opposite of Love is Indifference. Hate is a passion on the other side of Love's coin often born of the latter's betrayal, rejection, change, abandonment, etc.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-23-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,856
Posted By james.liam
Day #3 and we at at 91% replaced sensors....

Day #3 and we at at 91% replaced sensors. Slightly lower than the 95% for the M9.
Unclear if that's statistically significant.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-23-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 3,327
Posted By james.liam
Day #3 and we're running 95% replaced.

Day #3 and we're running 95% replaced.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-22-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,473
Posted By james.liam
Nothing wrong with the Sanhedrin. More apropos is...

Nothing wrong with the Sanhedrin. More apropos is the Leica Star Chamber.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-22-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 3,327
Posted By james.liam
Anyone out there buy the new candy-garbed bespoke...

Anyone out there buy the new candy-garbed bespoke M9'd from Wetzlar?
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-22-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,856
Posted By james.liam
That may not happen at a slow pace once it gets...

That may not happen at a slow pace once it gets started.
But perhaps yours may be one that never "turns".
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-22-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,856
Posted By james.liam
Looking like a small minority left with the...

Looking like a small minority left with the original.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-21-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,856
Posted By james.liam
After one day, we are at 88% on the Monochrom,...

After one day, we are at 88% on the Monochrom, not far off from the 92% of the full spectrum sensors.

From this small N, would appear all were/are destined to fail.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-21-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 3,327
Posted By james.liam
After only the first day, a report of 92%...

After only the first day, a report of 92% replacement.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-21-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 3,327
Posted By james.liam
This is all in good spirit.

This is all in good spirit.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-21-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 3,327
Posted By james.liam
I go with the OED and use desiccant. ;)

I go with the OED and use desiccant.

;)
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-21-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,856
Posted By james.liam
They examine it carefully and corrosion could...

They examine it carefully and corrosion could have begun to should at edges inapparent to you. They made the point that they weren't replacing sensors if no corrosion was evident.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-21-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,856
Posted By james.liam
check the firmware.

check the firmware.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-21-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 3,327
Posted By james.liam
From the Oxford English Dictionary: VERB 1....

From the Oxford English Dictionary:

VERB

1. with object Wear or display (a distinctive item)
‘he was sporting a huge handlebar moustache’

Also, "Desiccant" not 'descant'.

:cool:
Forum: RFF News 10-21-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 9,418
Posted By james.liam
Unklear whether this is akkurate, but PhotoRumors...

Unklear whether this is akkurate, but PhotoRumors (https://leicarumors.com/2019/10/21/leica-rumored-to-increase-us-prices-on-november-1st.aspx/#more-61023) said that there'll be a 25% price increase...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-21-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,856
Posted By james.liam
Klaus, remember to cast your vote

Klaus, remember to cast your vote
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-21-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 3,327
Posted By james.liam
Raid, remember to vote!

Raid, remember to vote!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-21-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,226
Posted By james.liam
Germany, Canada; doesn't matter. What matters is...

Germany, Canada; doesn't matter. What matters is whether there's haze and if it can be remove. If so, and it is in the condition it appears, ~US$2300 and up.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-21-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,856
Posted By james.liam
Leica advised stopping down to ƒ/16 or smaller &...

Leica advised stopping down to ƒ/16 or smaller & shoot against the sky to consistently see the corrosion.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-21-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,856
Posted By james.liam
It tended to be most visible when the lens was...

It tended to be most visible when the lens was stopped down
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-21-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,473
Posted By james.liam
Don't sell the MM!

Don't sell the MM!
Forum: RFF News 10-21-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 9,418
Posted By james.liam
Peeplz Republik of Kalifornia

Peeplz Republik of Kalifornia
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-21-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,856
Posted By james.liam
I'm surprised there's even one. Corrosion can be...

I'm surprised there's even one. Corrosion can be subtle.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-21-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 3,327
Posted By james.liam
Reports from the M9 Monochrom replacement were...

Reports from the M9 Monochrom replacement were that the new sensor produced slightly sharper images.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-21-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By james.liam
Kodak Alaris is the money engine for the Kodak...

Kodak Alaris is the money engine for the Kodak Pension Fund. I doubt the people in charge have the greater good of film photography in mind.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-21-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 3,327
Posted By james.liam
Heard the opposite for the Monochrom

Heard the opposite for the Monochrom
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-21-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 3,327
Posted By james.liam
M9 sensor replacement poll....

It's now late 2019. Vote whether your M9/ME (9) still has the original sensor or sports the replacement.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-21-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,856
Posted By james.liam
M9M sensor replacement poll....

Vote whether your Monochrom v.I still has the original sensor or sports the replacement.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-21-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,473
Posted By james.liam
How many are left? A Leica mystery. Maybe I'll...

How many are left? A Leica mystery. Maybe I'll start that poll here...



I recall threads about this and humidity had nothing to do with it; it was the chemical bond. Not sure if you're lucky...
Forum: RFF News 10-21-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 9,418
Posted By james.liam
'Made in Portugal' will seem all that more...

'Made in Portugal' will seem all that more appealing for the Wetzlar Krew.
No like they REALLY assemble many lenses in Wetzlar nowadays. Probably the exotics that are priced in the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By james.liam
Time marches on. Not always for the best.

Time marches on. Not always for the best.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-19-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By james.liam
Ditto...sent them a role of Ektar and a roll of...

Ditto...sent them a role of Ektar and a roll of Ektachrome.
Got the scans back in about 3 weeks.

They are alive and well, so it would seem.
Forum: RFF News 10-19-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 9,418
Posted By james.liam
Leica of Liechtenstein.

Leica of Liechtenstein.
Forum: RFF News 10-19-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 9,418
Posted By james.liam
“Introducing the Leica Q-J, ’Made in Germany Not...

“Introducing the Leica Q-J, ’Made in Germany Not Really’ and shipped Direct from the Bavarian Quarter of Panasonic’s Yokahama City Headquarters”.
Forum: RFF News 10-19-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 9,418
Posted By james.liam
Indeed. Though quite the costly and ridiculous...

Indeed.

Though quite the costly and ridiculous logistical performance that doubles the cost and necessitates subsidies to keep unions quiet, and people employed.



..and underwritten with monies...
Forum: RFF News 10-19-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 9,418
Posted By james.liam
The only Zeiss lens that continued to be...

The only Zeiss lens that continued to be manufactured in Germany was the non-RF coupled ZM 2,8/15, which I believe is now out of production.



Pristine, used M10's all around and for good prices...
Forum: RFF News 10-19-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 9,418
Posted By james.liam
Montag, “Consumerism” is what brought you the...

Montag, “Consumerism” is what brought you the wondrous devices and media we spend endless hours jabbering about here, not to mention the one you’re typing on to post your thoughts. Should not be used...
Forum: RFF News 10-19-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 9,418
Posted By james.liam
How else do you propose pressuring the EU to mend...

How else do you propose pressuring the EU to mend its corporatist ways? They’ve had a pass on everything since VE Day.

Ever see how large Airbus is assembled? Instead of a single large plant,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-16-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 3,256
Posted By james.liam
Remember that the Cosina Bessa versions were...

Remember that the Cosina Bessa versions were selling new for ~US$2500+ if memory serves. If Cosina starts up the line again, is it worth US3000 to you, when a used Fuji digital MF isn't all that far...
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