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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 1,118
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Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica II/nickel Hektor 50mm f/2.5...

Leica II/nickel Hektor 50mm f/2.5 uncoated.


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Forum: Zeiss Contax 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 171
Views: 36,592
Posted By Erik van Straten
Nikon S2, Zeiss 50mm f/1.5 prewar, nickel,...

Nikon S2, Zeiss 50mm f/1.5 prewar, nickel, uncoated.

Erik.

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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 903
Views: 176,294
Posted By Erik van Straten
I love this shot! Erik.

I love this shot!

Erik.
Forum: Nikon RF 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 321
Posted By Erik van Straten
After seeing the pictures by Richard Haw I think...

After seeing the pictures by Richard Haw I think that it is possible that the lever has been removed by someone but that it has been replaced wrong.

I would give it into the hands of a very good...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 791
Posted By Erik van Straten
Yes, the vulcanite covering is also grey, but it...

Yes, the vulcanite covering is also grey, but it is gray painted, the vulcanite itself is not grey. Only grey IIIc's in good condition show this grey painted vulcanite...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 791
Posted By Erik van Straten
Yes, this is a IIIc and yes, it looks like black...

Yes, this is a IIIc and yes, it looks like black and nickel. I've never seen such a thing before. The rangefinder focusing lever has no knob on it, so it is a post war IIIc and not a wartime grey...
Forum: Nikon RF 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 321
Posted By Erik van Straten
I would wrap the lever into some felt or rubber...

I would wrap the lever into some felt or rubber (innertube) and push a little harder. If this does not work, I would bring the camera to a professional repairman.


Erik.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 791
Posted By Erik van Straten
Usually the quality of the paintwork, above all...

Usually the quality of the paintwork, above all the lettering.


Erik.
Forum: Nikon RF 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 321
Posted By Erik van Straten
This is what I ment to say. Erik.

This is what I ment to say.


Erik.
Forum: Nikon RF 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 321
Posted By Erik van Straten
Sometimes this asks for a little more force; I...

Sometimes this asks for a little more force; I have no experience on the SP but I have an F.


Erik.
Forum: Nikon RF 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 321
Posted By Erik van Straten
It looks that something is wrong. Can you tension...

It looks that something is wrong. Can you tension and fire the shutter?


Erik.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 1 Day Ago
Replies: 436
Views: 183,613
Posted By Erik van Straten
Color...

Color Skopar:


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Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 1 Day Ago
Replies: 436
Views: 183,613
Posted By Erik van Straten
S...

S Skopar:


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Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 1 Day Ago
Replies: 436
Views: 183,613
Posted By Erik van Straten
Is the S Skopar 50mm the same lens as the Color...

Is the S Skopar 50mm the same lens as the Color Skopar 50mm?


S Skopar:


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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Days Ago
Replies: 398
Views: 37,950
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica...

Leica III/Summar

Erik.

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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 791
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you very much, David! Erik.

Thank you very much, David!


Erik.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 791
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, Mish! Erik.

Thank you, Mish!


Erik.
Forum: Nikon RF 4 Days Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 6,970
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, Huss! Erik.

Thank you, Huss!


Erik.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Days Ago
Replies: 1,090
Views: 208,336
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, Pan, yes, the mirrors makes them look...

Thank you, Pan, yes, the mirrors makes them look like little monsters - but where is the photographer?


Erik.
Forum: Nikon RF 4 Days Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 6,970
Posted By Erik van Straten
Nikon S2/All black Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 ...

Nikon S2/All black Nikkor 50mm f/1.4

Erik.

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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Days Ago
Replies: 1,090
Views: 208,336
Posted By Erik van Straten
Nikon S2/Nikkor S 50mm...

Nikon S2/Nikkor S 50mm f/1.4

Erik.

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Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 4 Days Ago
Replies: 170
Views: 25,244
Posted By Erik van Straten
Wow! Great shot. Erik.

Wow! Great shot.


Erik.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 4 Days Ago
Replies: 104
Views: 2,322
Posted By Erik van Straten
400Tmax2 is great as you expose it as ISO200 and...

400Tmax2 is great as you expose it as ISO200 and develop it for 10 minutes in Perceptol 1+2 @ 20 degrees C. Not tricky at all! The best film of all times, except maybe the TriX from around 1974.
...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 791
Posted By Erik van Straten
Actually I did; I bought the parts many years ago...

Actually I did; I bought the parts many years ago from remains of the inventory of Leitz Canada.

Probably they had a long time ago an assignment from a customer to make a black IIIc; I suspect that...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 791
Posted By Erik van Straten
IIIc in black were made by special assignment,...

IIIc in black were made by special assignment, but only a few.

Erik.

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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 1,118
Views: 240,962
Posted By Erik van Straten
You are right, but the Leica III is certainly...

You are right, but the Leica III is certainly prewar. And still going strong.


Erik.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 1,118
Views: 240,962
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica III, Color Skopar 50mm, silver gelatine...

Leica III, Color Skopar 50mm, silver gelatine print

Erik.

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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 5 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 699
Posted By Erik van Straten
Wich model you are trying to demolish? Only...

Wich model you are trying to demolish? Only joking. There is a big difference between the models I, II, III, IIIa, IIIb and the models Ic, IIc, IIIc, If, IIf and IIIf.

In my opinion the group I, II,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 5 Days Ago
Replies: 1,090
Views: 208,336
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, Pan. Leica III/Color Skopar...

Thank you, Pan.

Leica III/Color Skopar 50mm

Erik.

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Forum: Travel 6 Days Ago
Replies: 220
Views: 8,824
Posted By Erik van Straten
Fantastic, all your shots. Erik.

Fantastic, all your shots.


Erik.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 6 Days Ago
Replies: 1,118
Views: 240,962
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica...

Leica III/Summar

Erik.

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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 6 Days Ago
Replies: 903
Views: 176,294
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica...

Leica III/Summar

Erik.

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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 6 Days Ago
Replies: 1,090
Views: 208,336
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, Pan! Leica III/Summar/AdoxMCC110 ...

Thank you, Pan!

Leica III/Summar/AdoxMCC110

Erik.

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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,090
Views: 208,336
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica III/Summar 50mm f/2/split grade print on...

Leica III/Summar 50mm f/2/split grade print on silver gelatine paper.

Erik.

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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 903
Views: 176,294
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica III/Summar...

Leica III/Summar 50mm

Erik.

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 165
Views: 10,209
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M2/Summicron 50mm...

Leica M2/Summicron 50mm rigid.

Erik.

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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2,164
Views: 612,546
Posted By Erik van Straten
Shooting with an LTM is so nice. Leica III black...

Shooting with an LTM is so nice.

Leica III black and nickel/Color Skopar 50mm f/2.5.

Erik.

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 165
Views: 10,209
Posted By Erik van Straten
Beautiful, Peter! Erik.

Beautiful, Peter!


Erik.
Forum: Travel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 220
Views: 8,824
Posted By Erik van Straten
Fantastic and so adventurous. I never thought...

Fantastic and so adventurous. I never thought this was possible. Great.



Erik.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 6,015
Posted By Erik van Straten
The Focomat IIc is seen by many as the best...

The Focomat IIc is seen by many as the best enlarger in the world, I would say it is the best movable enlarger in the world, up to 6X9cm.


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 6,015
Posted By Erik van Straten
No, I have a Focomat IIc, the negatives fit in...

No, I have a Focomat IIc, the negatives fit in the carrier with a small border around them. I cover that border with the special wooden 40x50cm Focomat IIc easel, the one that can be fixed to the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 6,015
Posted By Erik van Straten
I know that, I have the 12586 made for the...

I know that, I have the 12586 made for the Summilux v1 and v2. However, I do not use that shade, it is too big. I use a Nikon rangefinder shade, black paint, 43mm. Very rare shade, btw. My writing...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,090
Views: 208,336
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M5/Summilux 50mm v1/split grade printed on...

Leica M5/Summilux 50mm v1/split grade printed on silver gelatine paper

Erik.

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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 6,015
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M5/Summilux 50mm v1/split grade printed on...

Leica M5/Summilux 50mm v1/split grade printed on silver gelatine paper

Erik.

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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,986
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M3/Summilux 50mm f/1.4...

Leica M3/Summilux 50mm f/1.4 v2.

Erik.

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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,090
Views: 208,336
Posted By Erik van Straten
I used to scan my negatives, they were always OK;...

I used to scan my negatives, they were always OK; now I only scan my prints. This one is OK, but I had problems with the ones last week. Maybe the pictures were not sharp enough or the (very old)...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,090
Views: 208,336
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, giga, I always use Adox MCC 110. I...

Thank you, giga, I always use Adox MCC 110. I soup it in Eukobrom


Erik.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,090
Views: 208,336
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M3/Summilux 50mm f/1.4...

Leica M3/Summilux 50mm f/1.4 v2

Erik.

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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By Erik van Straten
The f-stop of the Summar is horrible to work on....

The f-stop of the Summar is horrible to work on. The leaves are not flat, but curved, the whole is "domed". I think someone tried to clean the glass on the inside of the lens and disturbed the leaves...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,986
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, Raid! Erik.

Thank you, Raid!

Erik.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,986
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thanks! Yes, the rigid was introduced in 1958 or...

Thanks!

Yes, the rigid was introduced in 1958 or maybe even earlier. The original MP's also had rigids mounted on them.

Erik.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,986
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thanks! Here's...

Thanks! Here's another.

Erik.

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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,090
Views: 208,336
Posted By Erik van Straten
My scans always look less sharp than the original...

My scans always look less sharp than the original prints. When I enhance the "sharpness" in Photoshop, I usually get a white line around dark areas. Is this due to the quality of the scanner?


Erik.
Forum: Nikon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 150
Views: 58,054
Posted By Erik van Straten
I think it was never repaired except that I've...

I think it was never repaired except that I've cleaned the finder and the rangefinder prism. I've also put an extremely little bit of oil on the gear train because it felt a bit dry.

These cameras...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 165
Views: 10,209
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, Steve! Erik.

Thank you, Steve!


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 2,909
Posted By Erik van Straten
Usually I order my paper via Internet at...

Usually I order my paper via Internet at Fotoimpex in Berlin. They are the makers of Adox MCC110. They have quite a lot of sizes. If they are not sold out. That happens often. The production of paper...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 237
Views: 26,312
Posted By Erik van Straten
M3/50mm Erik. https://live.staticflickr.com/6553...

M3/50mm

Erik.

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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,793
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, MadNbad & KoNickon for this...

Thank you, MadNbad & KoNickon for this suggestion, but doesn't such a slow lens make the viewfinder very dark?


Erik.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 836
Posted By Erik van Straten
I've found in Lagers book Illustrated Guide II...

I've found in Lagers book Illustrated Guide II (1978) on page 233 that grey painted cameras occur between serial numbers 387501 and 388925.

Cameras with a ball-bearing shutter are engraved a "K"...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 836
Posted By Erik van Straten
Yes, I think only the first hundred or so of...

Yes, I think only the first hundred or so of those had this style of shutter guard. The first grey camera was - I think - 387501 - but this is a real puzzle, I have to look it up.


Erik.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 836
Posted By Erik van Straten
Yes, it is difficult. The camera is in a good...

Yes, it is difficult. The camera is in a good working condition - Scherpenborg serviced - but it is hardly usable because the finish is vulnerable. Also the vulcanite is not in the best condition,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 836
Posted By Erik van Straten
Rick, this is the camera. My wartime IIIc. I...

Rick, this is the camera.


My wartime IIIc.

I presume this one is also from July 1942.

It still has the original shutter guard.

Erik.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 668
Posted By Erik van Straten
Recently I repaired black paint Leica III 194331....

Recently I repaired black paint Leica III 194331. I like the camera so much that I use it every day. The lens is a black Color Skopar 50mm f/2.5. I use a black paint SBOOI on the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 836
Posted By Erik van Straten
I have a IIIc in grey. I am happy that it has no...

I have a IIIc in grey. I am happy that it has no military markings. It was a civilian camera.

It seems that these cameras were finished in grey paint because the chrome was needed for the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,793
Posted By Erik van Straten
The Nikkor H Auto 50mm f/2 has just a little bit...

The Nikkor H Auto 50mm f/2 has just a little bit too much barrel distortion. What is the best alternative on a Nikkormat FTn?

Erik.

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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,793
Posted By Erik van Straten
This one is also with a Nikkormat: FTn and Nikkor...

This one is also with a Nikkormat: FTn and Nikkor H 50mm f/2 on TriX. 1973, Ronda, Spain, the town were Hemingway lived.

Erik.

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Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 436
Views: 183,613
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica III, Color Skopar 50mm...

Leica III, Color Skopar 50mm f/2.5.

Erik.

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Forum: Travel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 3,372
Posted By Erik van Straten
This is a great color shot. This should be added...

This is a great color shot. This should be added to The Godfather II one way or another.

Erik.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 903
Views: 176,294
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, Pan! Erik.

Thank you, Pan!


Erik.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 903
Views: 176,294
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica III/Color Skopar 50mm...

Leica III/Color Skopar 50mm f/2.5

Erik.

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Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 436
Views: 183,613
Posted By Erik van Straten
I have both versions, LTM and S, but I think they...

I have both versions, LTM and S, but I think they differ slightly. The S version is even sharper and coatings look different.


Erik.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 436
Views: 183,613
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica III, Color Skopar 50mm f/2.5,...

Leica III, Color Skopar 50mm f/2.5, 400-2TMY/AdoxMCC110.

Erik.

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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,090
Views: 208,336
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica III, Color Skopar 50mm/f2.5,...

Leica III, Color Skopar 50mm/f2.5, 4002TMY/AdoxMCC110.

Erik.

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 348
Views: 35,823
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica I/Elmar 50mm f/3.5...

Leica I/Elmar 50mm f/3.5 (1928)

Erik.

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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 903
Views: 176,294
Posted By Erik van Straten
Beautiful shot, Pan! Erik.

Beautiful shot, Pan!


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 2,909
Posted By Erik van Straten
I always print the full frame on 18x24cm, about 7...

I always print the full frame on 18x24cm, about 7 to 9,5 inch, a standard size on the continent. It leaves a small white border - that I like - and a thin black line around the negative.

Bigger is...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 2,909
Posted By Erik van Straten
I agree, it is about time that a true high...

I agree, it is about time that a true high definition screen is invented.


Erik.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,164
Views: 612,546
Posted By Erik van Straten
It is easy to remove the lens (three screws), but...

It is easy to remove the lens (three screws), but be very careful with the threads in the aluminium of the housing. The aluminium is soft.

With the lens removed you can see what the shutter...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 2,909
Posted By Erik van Straten
I really don't know, I've never used a NOOKY....

I really don't know, I've never used a NOOKY. Look it up in the old manuals! Maybe the other members can tell.


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 2,909
Posted By Erik van Straten
Sharper than any Summicron is the Summilux 50mm...

Sharper than any Summicron is the Summilux 50mm f/1.4 v1.

Leica M5, Summilux 50mm f/1.4 v1.

Erik.

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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 2,909
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, DwF, here's another with the...

Thank you, DwF, here's another with the collapsible.

Leica IIIc, Summicron 50mm f/2 collapsible.

Erik.

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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 2,909
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, David, I will look if I have some...

Thank you, David, I will look if I have some shots with the collapsible with out of focus backgrounds.

This one is with the collapsible too.

Leica MP, Summicron 50mm...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 2,909
Posted By Erik van Straten
The big advantage of the collapsible is that it...

The big advantage of the collapsible is that it will fit your LTM too if you have that version. Great tonality too.

Leica II conversion, Summicron 50mm...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 470
Views: 98,639
Posted By Erik van Straten
The Summaron 35mm f/3.5 is excellent too. MP,...

The Summaron 35mm f/3.5 is excellent too.

MP, Summaron 35mm/f/3.5

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48010225936_a8975df3bb_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 2,909
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M3, Summicron 50mm...

Leica M3, Summicron 50mm v4.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48126108073_3f24cd7c4c_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 2,909
Posted By Erik van Straten
The collapsible has a very soft front glass, it...

The collapsible has a very soft front glass, it is very difficult to get a good one. But when you do...

Against the collapsible is also the fact that it is always collapsed when you need the lens....
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,090
Views: 208,336
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thanks! I'll try, but not retroactively! Erik.

Thanks!


I'll try, but not retroactively!


Erik.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 165
Views: 10,209
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica II, Hektor 50mm...

Leica II, Hektor 50mm f/2.5.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48009008162_7357ac6f5e_b.jpg
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 177
Views: 8,016
Posted By Erik van Straten
Yes, but Canon-optics usually suffer badly from...

Yes, but Canon-optics usually suffer badly from flare. With lots of flare the bokeh is naturally softer.


Erik.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 809
Posted By Erik van Straten
My experience with the nickel 35mm f/3.5 is that...

My experience with the nickel 35mm f/3.5 is that getting to the elements is quite difficult. There is a small screw that prevents the optical unit to turn that has to be removed. I remember that...
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 177
Views: 8,016
Posted By Erik van Straten
The bokeh seems kind of harsh to me, above all...

The bokeh seems kind of harsh to me, above all the books. Much more harsh than in the shot with the Hektor, above. Just compare.

Erik.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 903
Views: 176,294
Posted By Erik van Straten
I received today a message to this picture of me...

I received today a message to this picture of me on Flickr, very interesting:


Čerenkov:
"Between 26th February-23rd March 1974 the Monty Python team were performing live at the Drury Lane...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 165
Views: 10,209
Posted By Erik van Straten
Lux 50mm f/1.4...

Lux 50mm f/1.4 v1

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48675933336_36eeb89544_b.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 2,803
Posted By Erik van Straten
The Hektor 28mm is in the book. I can copy the...

The Hektor 28mm is in the book. I can copy the pages if you want.


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 145
Views: 14,206
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, Pan! Erik.

Thank you, Pan!


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 145
Views: 14,206
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, Nick! Erik.

Thank you, Nick!


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 145
Views: 14,206
Posted By Erik van Straten
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49456942786_83...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49456942786_83d6d429ff_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48008709787_ebd1a25252_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48008920027_b259d64943_b.jpg

ht...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,019
Views: 379,639
Posted By Erik van Straten
I love that shot, Giulio. Erik.

I love that shot, Giulio.


Erik.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By Erik van Straten
Hi Larry, Could be that some dirt got into the...

Hi Larry,

Could be that some dirt got into the threads or onto the coupling gear train.

When you are handy, you could simply remove the front plate of the camera by removing the four screws on the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By Erik van Straten
Does the rangefinder spot fade or does it move...

Does the rangefinder spot fade or does it move away out of the frame?

It could be that the prism is loose.

When there is something wrong with the rangefinder of an M Leica, above all with an M3,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,090
Views: 208,336
Posted By Erik van Straten
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49456942786_83...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49456942786_83d6d429ff_b.jpg

Leica M3, Summicron 50mm rigid.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By Erik van Straten
Does it also happen when there is no lens...

Does it also happen when there is no lens mounted?


Erik.
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 177
Views: 8,016
Posted By Erik van Straten
In fact they do. Erik.

In fact they do.


Erik.
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 177
Views: 8,016
Posted By Erik van Straten
You must be joking. Erik.

You must be joking.


Erik.
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 177
Views: 8,016
Posted By Erik van Straten
Another one with the Hektor, taken with a Leica...

Another one with the Hektor, taken with a Leica II from 1932. The Hektor is from 1930, it was once part of a Leica I, but was later fitted in an interchangeable nickel mount, not unlike an Elmar...
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 220
Views: 8,824
Posted By Erik van Straten
Yes, like another planet. Erik.

Yes, like another planet.


Erik.
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 177
Views: 8,016
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you! My copy is very clean, the lens is...

Thank you! My copy is very clean, the lens is also great for portraits.


Erik.
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 177
Views: 8,016
Posted By Erik van Straten
I have an old Hektor 50mm f/2.5 LTM that produces...

I have an old Hektor 50mm f/2.5 LTM that produces sometimes nice shots in B+W.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48009790102_2548f7e3b2_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,636
Views: 89,880
Posted By Erik van Straten
The results look great! Erik.

The results look great!


Erik.
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 3,372
Posted By Erik van Straten
Great shots, Michael, I did not see them earlier...

Great shots, Michael, I did not see them earlier for one reason or the other, truly great pictures. When will there be a book with your work? It is about time.


I am starting thinking about getting...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 165
Views: 10,209
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, Jean-Marc. Summicron rigid...

Thank you, Jean-Marc.

Summicron rigid v1.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48008669032_bbc7b488a9_b.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 165
Views: 10,209
Posted By Erik van Straten
Lux 50mm...

Lux 50mm v2


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48010312002_1b829959f8_b.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 165
Views: 10,209
Posted By Erik van Straten
Very nice bokeh, great to have in...

Very nice bokeh, great to have in screwmount.


Erik.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 165
Views: 10,209
Posted By Erik van Straten
Paul Struijk is a Dutch name. Is he Dutch? The...

Paul Struijk is a Dutch name. Is he Dutch?


The first Dutchman pictured with a Roland.


Erik.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 165
Views: 10,209
Posted By Erik van Straten
Lux 50mm...

Lux 50mm f/1.4

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49145326021_591fcd191b_b.jpg
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 809
Posted By Erik van Straten
Before doing anything to this lens, get a copy of...

Before doing anything to this lens, get a copy of the booklet by Kuramochi Nobuyuki (Nobbysparrow): "How to Clean Old Leica Lenses and Accessories".

A great book in English with precise instructions...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 4,883
Posted By Erik van Straten
With film you can still use very old cameras,...

With film you can still use very old cameras, this one was made with a Leica I from 1930 in 2018 or 2017. Digital technology can be used to share the image with the rest of the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 348
Views: 35,823
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica I/Elmar 50mm f/3.5...

Leica I/Elmar 50mm f/3.5 (1930)


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48569207576_d58768d040_b.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 2,803
Posted By Erik van Straten
It is difficult to find a clean collapsible...

It is difficult to find a clean collapsible Summicron. The front lens of these lenses is very soft. Usually they are badly scratched.


The rigid Summicron is also available in screw mount, but is...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 2,803
Posted By Erik van Straten
Collapsible Summicron. Erik. ...

Collapsible Summicron.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49423477046_1ac8855341_b.jpg


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48014772531_e5c4e5c107_b.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 165
Views: 10,209
Posted By Erik van Straten
Lux 35mm...

Lux 35mm f/1.4

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49401260117_115bdf9b33_b.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 165
Views: 10,209
Posted By Erik van Straten
Hektor 50mm f/2.5...

Hektor 50mm f/2.5 uncoated

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48008919982_2c9a917028_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By Erik van Straten
I have my MP for about 18 years; it now starts to...

I have my MP for about 18 years; it now starts to smoothen out.

Erik.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 903
Views: 176,294
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thanks! Erik.

Thanks!


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,432
Views: 480,143
Posted By Erik van Straten
Airfrogusmc: All true! Thank...

Airfrogusmc: All true!

Thank you!

Erik.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48015845412_cc9f4e7c27_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,432
Views: 480,143
Posted By Erik van Straten
She grew big,...

She grew big, Giulio!

Erik.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48009376661_f4a0a9b214_b.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 2,803
Posted By Erik van Straten
Order a new one, not too expensive, or I can make...

Order a new one, not too expensive, or I can make a copy for you of the relevant pages.


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,203
Views: 340,917
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica MP, Elmar 35mm f/3.5 nickel, 400-2TMY,...

Leica MP, Elmar 35mm f/3.5 nickel, 400-2TMY, split grade print on AdoxMCC110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48072497352_49d825a998_b.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 2,803
Posted By Erik van Straten
Elmar nickel...

Elmar nickel 35mm


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48015769743_0a8e08e4f9_b.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 2,803
Posted By Erik van Straten
Get the manual from Nobbysparrow! Erik.

Get the manual from Nobbysparrow!


Erik.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 2,803
Posted By Erik van Straten
I've cleaned some nickel Elmar 50mm lenses - from...

I've cleaned some nickel Elmar 50mm lenses - from Leica IA cameras and interchangable ones - but I've never seen this "etching".

I've seen however a lot of Elmar 50mm lenses with ruined front...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 903
Views: 176,294
Posted By Erik van Straten
Very nice work, Jean-Marc! Thank you...

Very nice work, Jean-Marc!


Thank you Pan!


Erik.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 2,803
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica IIIc, Summicron 50mm...

Leica IIIc, Summicron 50mm collapsible.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49423477046_1ac8855341_b.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,090
Views: 208,336
Posted By Erik van Straten
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49423477046_1a...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49423477046_1ac8855341_b.jpg

Leica IIIc, Summicron 50mm collapsible.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 903
Views: 176,294
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica IIIc, Summicron 50mm collapsible ...

Leica IIIc, Summicron 50mm collapsible

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49421300762_f9a4a07188_b.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,090
Views: 208,336
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, I print photographs since I was 13 and...

Thank you, I print photographs since I was 13 and now I am 65, so maybe I've learned something!


Scanning prints is a profession in itself.


Erik.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,090
Views: 208,336
Posted By Erik van Straten
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49415985398_aa...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49415985398_aaf4d2689d_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,986
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M3, Summicron rigid. ...

Leica M3, Summicron rigid.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49415985398_aaf4d2689d_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,986
Posted By Erik van Straten
Yes, I believe that too. The Collapsible has a...

Yes, I believe that too.

The Collapsible has a tonality all its own. You can see this in the pictures of Cartier-Bresson. A softer tonality often gives a sharper image than a harder tonality. It is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,986
Posted By Erik van Straten
???????????????????????????????? Erik. Summicron...

????????????????????????????????

Erik.

Summicron v1 Collapsible:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48010149886_35fb306cb7_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,986
Posted By Erik van Straten
Yes, this lens is sharp, but the image lacks...

Yes, this lens is sharp, but the image lacks "body", plasticity. There is only sharpness. I can't explain it better in words. The image is "thin", so to speak, maybe because there are only four...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,986
Posted By Erik van Straten
VC Color Skopar 50mm f/2.5. Will focus closer and...

VC Color Skopar 50mm f/2.5. Will focus closer and has a more "even" performance over the whole frame than the rigid. Balances much better on the camera, not as front heavy as the rigid. Availalble in...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,090
Views: 208,336
Posted By Erik van Straten
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49411425512_34...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49411425512_342291691a_b.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 903
Views: 176,294
Posted By Erik van Straten
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49411425512_34...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49411425512_342291691a_b.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,090
Views: 208,336
Posted By Erik van Straten
I'm very happy (and proud) that you did...

I'm very happy (and proud) that you did it!


Erik.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-19-2020
Replies: 1,090
Views: 208,336
Posted By Erik van Straten
Very well done! Looks great, Kostja. I love the...

Very well done! Looks great, Kostja. I love the tonality and the sharpness, but the subject and the composition too.

Erik.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-18-2020
Replies: 77
Views: 6,015
Posted By Erik van Straten
The Summilux 50mm f/1.4 v1 split grade printed on...

The Summilux 50mm f/1.4 v1 split grade printed on silver gelatine paper.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49405261693_646dc3420c_b.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-18-2020
Replies: 1,090
Views: 208,336
Posted By Erik van Straten
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49405261693_64...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49405261693_646dc3420c_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-18-2020
Replies: 1,432
Views: 480,143
Posted By Erik van Straten
I am a big fan of Stanley Kubrick, above all...

I am a big fan of Stanley Kubrick, above all Barry Lyndon. I will try to find the videos.

In photography Cartier-Bresson is my hero. It seems that he does not think about composition, but he was a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-18-2020
Replies: 1,432
Views: 480,143
Posted By Erik van Straten
They are tourists, citizens and workers, all...

They are tourists, citizens and workers, all together. There are (free) ferries that depart from the central railway station to Amsterdam Noord. Very photogenic!


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-18-2020
Replies: 1,432
Views: 480,143
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, Pan. I like to play with composition,...

Thank you, Pan. I like to play with composition, but I never take a ruler with me.

I do not like lop-sided pictures, I always try to hold the camera as straight as possible. Because I want to print...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-18-2020
Replies: 1,432
Views: 480,143
Posted By Erik van Straten
Is it? I did not know that. Interesting. Thanks!...

Is it? I did not know that. Interesting. Thanks! I take it as a compliment. In fact I found what was above them more interesting than what was beneath them.

Do you know more rules of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-18-2020
Replies: 465
Views: 37,019
Posted By Erik van Straten
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49401389777_c9...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49401389777_c99c530f36_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-18-2020
Replies: 1,432
Views: 480,143
Posted By Erik van Straten
Wonderful, Jean-Marc! Some recent prints from...

Wonderful, Jean-Marc!


Some recent prints from Amsterdam:


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49330001442_277327208b_b.jpg


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49144900968_97a6116731_b.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-18-2020
Replies: 903
Views: 176,294
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, David, for your compliments. In fact...

Thank you, David, for your compliments. In fact these are luxury appartments. To me it is striking that there are no cars. This place used to be, long ago, a shipyard.


Erik.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2020
Replies: 903
Views: 176,294
Posted By Erik van Straten
Pan, I love the three tree boys! Well done, great...

Pan, I love the three tree boys! Well done, great shot.



Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49401260117_115bdf9b33_b.jpg
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-17-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By Erik van Straten
Can be that the rangefinder of your camera is...

Can be that the rangefinder of your camera is simply off.


Erik.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2020
Replies: 903
Views: 176,294
Posted By Erik van Straten
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49403594078_71...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49403594078_71b90dfd90_b.jpg
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-16-2020
Replies: 165
Views: 80,080
Posted By Erik van Straten
I do not have the Heliar 50/3.5, but I have the...

I do not have the Heliar 50/3.5, but I have the 50/2.5 Color Skopar LTM and the S Skopar 50/2.5. These lenses are not the same, but both are amongst the best 50mm lenses I've ever used.

The Color...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-16-2020
Replies: 177
Views: 8,016
Posted By Erik van Straten
Same lens, same...

Same lens, same camera:


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49494410972_0f417fcc6b_b.jpg
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-15-2020
Replies: 177
Views: 8,016
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica III black and nickel, Color Skopar 50mm...

Leica III black and nickel, Color Skopar 50mm f/2.5, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49547675632_f89a0ea059_b.jpg
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-15-2020
Replies: 436
Views: 183,613
Posted By Erik van Straten
How this lens draws, is very much like the...

How this lens draws, is very much like the Summicron rigid 50mm f/2. That one is a little bit sharper in the center, but less good in the field.

I rate this lens very high as an all-around lens, the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-15-2020
Replies: 436
Views: 183,613
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica III, Color Skopar 50mm...

Leica III, Color Skopar 50mm f/2.5


Erik.


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49547675632_f89a0ea059_b.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-14-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,157
Posted By Erik van Straten
I made this split grade print this evening....

I made this split grade print this evening.

Leica III black nickel, Color Skopar 50mm f/2.5, 400-2TMY/AdoxMCC110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49403594078_71b90dfd90_b.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-14-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,157
Posted By Erik van Straten
I think it is an excellent set. (I love the...

I think it is an excellent set. (I love the time-o-light, I had one fifty years ago).

A timer with a memory for several different exposures is very handy.

You only need a set of Ilford filters...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-14-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,157
Posted By Erik van Straten
When the enlarger is stable enough, it can be...

When the enlarger is stable enough, it can be used. Is there a filter drawer? Nikkor enlarging lenses are excellent.


Erik.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-14-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,157
Posted By Erik van Straten
100% agreed. As I said, split grade printing was...

100% agreed.

As I said, split grade printing was invented in commercial labs in Paris, Picto. (Pictorial Service, Gassman)

Erik.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-14-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,157
Posted By Erik van Straten
Very easy: first I determine the lightest spot on...

Very easy: first I determine the lightest spot on the photograph = the darkest spot on the negative. I decide if I want this spot to be white or slightly toned. Then I make a test on a small piece of...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-14-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,157
Posted By Erik van Straten
Split grade printing does not cost much paper....

Split grade printing does not cost much paper. You can make all the tests on small pieces of paper.

Split grade printing only takes some time.

Erik.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-14-2020
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Posted By Erik van Straten
Just wait until you see the results. Valoy's and...

Just wait until you see the results.

Valoy's and Focomat Ic enlagers can be had here, in Amsterdam, for under EUR 100 including Focotar.

Erik.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-14-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,157
Posted By Erik van Straten
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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-14-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,157
Posted By Erik van Straten
I have the opinion that printing a negative is...

I have the opinion that printing a negative is not making a painting. You only have to print the negative as perfect as possible.

If you feel the need for burning and dodging in split grade...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-14-2020
Replies: 74
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Posted By Erik van Straten
Indeed, split grade printing is not fast at all....

Indeed, split grade printing is not fast at all. But you can make perfect prints with it.

Erik.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-14-2020
Replies: 74
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Posted By Erik van Straten
I take that as a compliment. For years I did not...

I take that as a compliment. For years I did not know how Cartier-Bresson's pictures were printed. I did not even know that something like split printing existed. But I wondered how HCB's prints...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-14-2020
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Posted By Erik van Straten
So you agree my opinion that the Heliar 50mm...

So you agree my opinion that the Heliar 50mm f/3.5 distorts? On one of the pictures of EastNeuk this is visible too.


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-13-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,048
Posted By Erik van Straten
Maybe the same glass but not the same formula. I...

Maybe the same glass but not the same formula. I see differences, but both lenses are very good - extremely good. The coating is different too. Maybe a different production run with small...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-13-2020
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Views: 176,294
Posted By Erik van Straten
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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2020
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Views: 1,157
Posted By Erik van Straten
Split grade print, just...

Split grade print, just made.


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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2020
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Posted By Erik van Straten
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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-13-2020
Replies: 54
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Posted By Erik van Straten
I bought the S Skopar really cheap, but some time...

I bought the S Skopar really cheap, but some time ago.

I don't think it is the same lens as the Color Skopar 50mm f/2.5, it is much sharper and does not have that very, very tiny amount of...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-13-2020
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Posted By Erik van Straten
But the S Skopar has more speed and a more juicy...

But the S Skopar has more speed and a more juicy look because of the seven elements. The Heliar only has five, no, six (insect included).



Erik.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-13-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,048
Posted By Erik van Straten
The best thing to do is to buy an S Skopar 50mm...

The best thing to do is to buy an S Skopar 50mm f/2.5 for your S2 if you want a sharp lens. I mean sharp. And zero distortion.


Nikon S2, S Skopar 50mm...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,157
Posted By Erik van Straten
Yes, also for color there are timers like that,...

Yes, also for color there are timers like that, but on my Hauck MSA II I can program up to 10 different exposures. Sometimes this is handy when there is a lot of burning to do.

Erik.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,157
Posted By Erik van Straten
The split grade system is invented by Pictorial...

The split grade system is invented by Pictorial Service in Paris, in the 1950's. It was part of the success of Cartier-Bresson and others. The prints get a mixture of softness in the light parts and...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,157
Posted By Erik van Straten
Yes, I know the Heiland system, but it is...

Yes, I know the Heiland system, but it is absurdly expensive. A set filters from Ilford is much cheaper and works the same.


Erik.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,157
Posted By Erik van Straten
When the filters 00 and 5 are replaced by a...

When the filters 00 and 5 are replaced by a single "mixed" filter, there is only one exposure time and not two separate ones that can be varied. The two exposures are essential for split grade...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,157
Posted By Erik van Straten
Yes, but what makes this working, is the...

Yes, but what makes this working, is the difference in time. The duration of the exposure through filter 00 is different than through filter 5. When the filters 00 and 5 are replaced by a single...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,157
Posted By Erik van Straten
NO, completely wrong. There is no cumulative...

NO, completely wrong. There is no cumulative exposure. There are only two different exposures, one with filter 00 and the other with filter 5. That is all. "SPLIT-grade"

But there is often a lot of...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,157
Posted By Erik van Straten
You have to make two different exposures: one...

You have to make two different exposures: one with filter 00 and the other with filter 5. You must not combine them. Usually the exposure with filter 00 is long and the exposure with filter 5 is...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,157
Posted By Erik van Straten
That is very simple to see. As you say, in the...

That is very simple to see. As you say, in the paper are two layers, a hard one and a soft one. The hard one responds maximally to filter 5 and the soft one maximally to filter 00. That is why only...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,157
Posted By Erik van Straten
I have seen this, but I've thought that this was...

I have seen this, but I've thought that this was caused by the 00-filter.

However, when you expose long enough with any filter, the whole paper will be black, because the paper is sensible for all...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-13-2020
Replies: 903
Views: 176,294
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica III black and nickel, Color Skopar 50mm...

Leica III black and nickel, Color Skopar 50mm f/2.5, split grade print on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,157
Posted By Erik van Straten
Split grade printing is the greatest gift of God...

Split grade printing is the greatest gift of God in the darkroom, but it asks for a lot of discipline in the workflow. People who say that split grade printing produces the same print as single grade...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-12-2020
Replies: 1,090
Views: 208,336
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you,...

Thank you, valdas!


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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-12-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 722
Posted By Erik van Straten
Yes, the conversions work good, but I do not like...

Yes, the conversions work good, but I do not like a conversion for flash on a prewar camera. It simply does not look right, in my opinion. But this is a personal matter: I do not like flash, it is as...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-12-2020
Replies: 62
Views: 5,135
Posted By Erik van Straten
I've never seen any focus-shift with the Nokton...

I've never seen any focus-shift with the Nokton 50mm f/1.1.

In fact it is a classic lens in the tradition of the Xenon and Summarit 50mm f/1.5 and the Summilux f/1.4 v1, only a stop faster ...

No...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-12-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 722
Posted By Erik van Straten
Your III is nice, black paint with paint-filled...

Your III is nice, black paint with paint-filled engravings.


Personally I do not like the synch conversions. Conversions without the synch do exist, however.


Erik.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-11-2020
Replies: 436
Views: 183,613
Posted By Erik van Straten
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Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-11-2020
Replies: 154
Views: 37,560
Posted By Erik van Straten
The Color Skopar 50mm...

The Color Skopar 50mm f/2.5:


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