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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-11-2020
Replies: 36
Views: 1,757
Posted By ph.
I occasionally use a contax ST. Its exposure is...

I occasionally use a contax ST. Its exposure is spot on and the finder is very bright, but I dislike the inaccuracy of using its focussing screen and find the original Leitz SL or the later R8 far...
Forum: Other RF 01-11-2020
Replies: 18
Views: 862
Posted By ph.
prominent

I exercised one of my prominents (the one with the small-viefinder) with both the f2 and the f1,4 on Ilford xP2 in order to picture the local school-climate strike (the point of using B&W with an old...
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-22-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,455
Posted By ph.
In reply to Raid: the original Hologon 15mm made...

In reply to Raid: the original Hologon 15mm made by Zeiss in M-mount for Leitz.


p.
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-21-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,455
Posted By ph.
Never used Hasselblad, only Linhof with an...

Never used Hasselblad, only Linhof with an ordinary angulon, but back when i had the original Hologon in M mount, I did not like the edge unshapness, so I got rid of it.


p.
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-19-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,379
Posted By ph.
Lots of additional confusion might stem from...

Lots of additional confusion might stem from naming conventions. Zeiss has several well regarded and established trademarks. Example: Tessar and Sonnar, so they keep these names for different...
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-07-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 5,185
Posted By ph.
Corff.de has a 1938 Voigtländer optics catalogue...

Corff.de has a 1938 Voigtländer optics catalogue and taunusreiter.de disusses more recent lenses. You will find that the deckel and Compur shutters needed peculiar constructions : the lenger...
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-26-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 20,492
Posted By ph.
thanks. Two comments to the above remarks. The...

thanks. Two comments to the above remarks. The Voigtländer ultron f,2 came as normel lens for the Pominent rangefinder and could be exchanged with the 1,5 vesion it was also built into the vitesssa...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-05-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 995
Posted By ph.
No encouragement ad cams, but Angenieux...

No encouragement ad cams, but Angenieux themselves stated in their PR that the 48mm had 97% contrast at 16 cpm zero vignetting at f5,6 and +0,08% distorion. It transmits between 370 and 700 my. I...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-06-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 3,176
Posted By ph.
My first associative response was to recall the...

My first associative response was to recall the ancient Kilfitt 90mm macro which had an element with two radii.

My second was to recall the last LeicaR 35-70 which had a "secret" aspherical element...
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-27-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 3,288
Posted By ph.
Excellent exposition above ad why "similar" lens...

Excellent exposition above ad why "similar" lens statements lack precision.

Words like classic lens, classic car, landmark design may be used to indicate a worthwhile object for collection or use....
Forum: Other RF 01-04-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 981
Posted By ph.
By now irrelevant for your purchase and not a...

By now irrelevant for your purchase and not a particularly weighty contribution:


A long time ago I got a Prominent with the Ultron. At the time I also had a Leica IIIf with the collapsible...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-06-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,387
Posted By ph.
CAT filter

I just noticed this thread.



It would be interesting if the new filters give another result than the original.



Minolta states that their mirror lenses take a special version of their filters....
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 10-15-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 1,099
Posted By ph.
By now you most probably have all the info you...

By now you most probably have all the info you need. You may also have discovered that the front dial-button that selects B&W + funny colours etc. tends to set itself to unexpected positions when...
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-27-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 3,288
Posted By ph.
Plus Schott and OHaras glass costs. Still, I...

Plus Schott and OHaras glass costs. Still, I maintain that quality contol is paramount. '

I agree as stated above, that puny resolution examples posted on the net have very minor value for judging...
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-26-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 3,288
Posted By ph.
At least two senses of the word here. Users &...

At least two senses of the word here. Users & collectors and additional questions asked by the thread starter; how do seemingly similar designs have a different performance - if discernible.

Marco...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-03-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,653
Posted By ph.
Occasionally the Summicron M50 (IV) and the R...

Occasionally the Summicron M50 (IV) and the R 21-35, as well as the Voigtländer 25 & 90, but the stabilization means that hand-held longer lenses are also possible.

I agree that the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-03-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 958
Posted By ph.
Not complaining, butt the classification of this...

Not complaining, butt the classification of this post is strange. A zoom on a rangefinder (apart from the WATE) ??


p.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-30-2018
Replies: 101
Views: 11,827
Posted By ph.
The Pentax mount-flange is of course a bit...

The Pentax mount-flange is of course a bit further out from the film plane, so I have no doubt that the MSW will fit there.



My experience was with the M42 to EF mount adapter and even though the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-27-2018
Replies: 101
Views: 11,827
Posted By ph.
Not certain that this MSW is entirely usable on...

Not certain that this MSW is entirely usable on all M42 cameras. years since I had a Pentax , but with the M42 to Canon EF adapter the mirror has problems when I focus further away than perhaps 10-15...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-24-2018
Replies: 101
Views: 11,827
Posted By ph.
The japanese mount Switar is exceedingly rare....

The japanese mount Switar is exceedingly rare. The optical cells were ready, but Kern no longer did the mounts, so Pignons used their new Japanese supplier to get them mounted. The thread is the...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-17-2018
Replies: 167
Views: 40,281
Posted By ph.
I agree that the Prisma is reasonably...

I agree that the Prisma is reasonably proportioned, and the mirror is rapid-enough-return, but the 45 degree view needs getting used to.

I have kept my Prisma and the rest of the Alpas stowed away...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-13-2018
Replies: 167
Views: 40,281
Posted By ph.
Never owned Alpa12, gave up on larger format 6x9...

Never owned Alpa12, gave up on larger format 6x9 with the compact but unsuitable for hand held, mountains use TechnicaIV. In closed state it micht qualify as visually attractive. Open it had all...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-12-2018
Replies: 167
Views: 40,281
Posted By ph.
Well, my Land Rover is a Series 2, the current...

Well, my Land Rover is a Series 2, the current RangeRovers have too much bling.



I prefer totally mechanical cars (well maintained) instead of electronic wonders that conk out when wet , and...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 08-11-2018
Replies: 59
Views: 4,558
Posted By ph.
Unlike mobile phones, , they never ran out of...

Unlike mobile phones, , they never ran out of battery power (before the Minox C, LX), and even with the new-fangled automatic the battery was quite long lived.


p.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-11-2018
Replies: 167
Views: 40,281
Posted By ph.
Among the Werras, only the Werramat has been...

Among the Werras, only the Werramat has been mentioned. For almost totally uncluttered design, the Werra 1 takes the prize. Choose green or black.

Among the Alpas, the Standard, the Prisma and the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-19-2018
Replies: 126
Views: 6,124
Posted By ph.
Personal anecdotes do not count as science. BUT,...

Personal anecdotes do not count as science. BUT, years ago I accompanied my archeologist wife when she was recording a Viking age export industry (Soapstone bowls). On the hills we were surprised by...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 07-01-2018
Replies: 59
Views: 4,558
Posted By ph.
The salesman copying documents referred to above...

The salesman copying documents referred to above would certainly have made use of a Minox feature; the four little bumps on the carrying chain are precisely positioned like the closest marks on the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-27-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 10,961
Posted By ph.
Back to the first post; as a snapshot...

Back to the first post; as a snapshot photographer, I am more interested in the totality than in 3d, nor in where general contrast stops and micro contrast begins. I have however noticed that a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-22-2018
Replies: 68
Views: 4,250
Posted By ph.
Most of my Alpas are in a secure place, too...

Most of my Alpas are in a secure place, too expensive to use in my usual manner (in anorak pockets, knocked about in rucksacks etc). I do however recall that it was quite easy to inadvertently block...
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-22-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 2,140
Posted By ph.
The Prominent had a complete interchangeable...

The Prominent had a complete interchangeable lens, not a front-component only. But both that, the contaflex and the Retina had a central shutter.

It might be worth considering whether the ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-27-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,806
Posted By ph.
I once tried to use a Schneider theta corrected...

I once tried to use a Schneider theta corrected lensblock, an industrial flat-field laser-engraving lens. Unfortunately it was designed for a specific wavelength and even with a combination of the...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 02-27-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2,632
Posted By ph.
more vandalism

I went even further. I extracted the entire optical cell and mounted it in a "V-Nex" . The little pin for coupling the Nikonos gears to the aperture can still be accessed. a bit fiddly, to use, but...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-25-2018
Replies: 99
Views: 18,141
Posted By ph.
As I recall, the Zeiss made, Leica marketed...

As I recall, the Zeiss made, Leica marketed Hologon that I bought new a long time ago was free of barrel\pillow distortion, had high contrast but not overwhelming sharpness. With the "verlauffilter",...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-18-2017
Replies: 130
Views: 14,637
Posted By ph.
A comment to a mail some pages back: I have...

A comment to a mail some pages back:

I have enjoyed RH`s writings on the last page of AP as well as here, precisely because here he writes about the world that we all are interested in,and at times...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 12-13-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 5,171
Posted By ph.
Strange, My 35S from singapore has clearly marked...

Strange, My 35S from singapore has clearly marked parallax//closeup-field correcting corners added to the framelines. These are not visible in the pictures above. No serial number on the back of the...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-25-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,966
Posted By ph.
Agree that there is a wide spectrum of settings,...

Agree that there is a wide spectrum of settings, but its key attraction is the stabilised sensor and that one can use just about any lens on it.

I use raw files, so buttons and knobs beyond the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-27-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 11,827
Posted By ph.
I have not used my Kinoptics for a long time, but...

I have not used my Kinoptics for a long time, but I have the Metabones Alpa-MFT adapter and your photos remind me to try how they compare with the optics I use on the tiny digital camera. p.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 10-03-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 2,914
Posted By ph.
In film days I quite often left the Leicas at...

In film days I quite often left the Leicas at home and brought a smaller camera. First the Minoxes (both the tiny ones and also the later 24x35 ones - but too small a format and unreliable shutters)...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-27-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 11,827
Posted By ph.
picture?

In principle the large roll back should be visible here now. One will notice that the middle part is designed to replace the standard Alpa backs.

(Not sure how large files can be posted, so at 900px...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-24-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 11,827
Posted By ph.
Yes, the Alpa cameras & their bespoke optics are...

Yes, the Alpa cameras & their bespoke optics are somewhat like a camera-worlds crossbreeding of Bugattis, Morgan and perhaps Panhard, but less expensive to use and store. than classic cars.

The...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-07-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,097
Posted By ph.
And of course the Photobucket shutter cannot...

And of course the Photobucket shutter cannot easily be cleaned.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-08-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 11,827
Posted By ph.
Addendum: If "unearth " means buying, the...

Addendum:

If "unearth " means buying, the reversing ring may need a reduction ring depending on your lens diameter, Type A or type B, The older Switar mount is smaller - like the one in your...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-06-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 11,827
Posted By ph.
There was also device , "Inversbag", that could...

There was also device , "Inversbag", that could reverse-mount the Macro-Switars (they had a quick-mount filter solution, no filter thread).

p.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-30-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 11,827
Posted By ph.
Yes, for film it performs splendidly on my...

Yes, for film it performs splendidly on my ancient mechanical wonders .

Given that the rear element of the Switar sits about as far out from the focus plane as most other 50mms I had hoped that...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-27-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 11,827
Posted By ph.
I have always found those apochromatic Switars...

I have always found those apochromatic Switars very sharp and brilliant. A pity that even the last ones (that had M42 mounts under the Alpa bayonet - my earlier post above, may be misinterpreted as...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-01-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,733
Posted By ph.
Recording a view and creating a beautiful picture...

Recording a view and creating a beautiful picture are two entirely different tasks. Unfortunately, the two are often incompatible.

One partial solution , not to change, but to overcrowding of...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 03-29-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,207
Posted By ph.
Try photos against the sun; nice starry rays. p.

Try photos against the sun; nice starry rays.

p.
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-27-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 5,185
Posted By ph.
Schneider Cinegon 10mm f. 1,8 for the Leicina p

Schneider Cinegon 10mm f. 1,8 for the Leicina

p
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 03-20-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 3,289
Posted By ph.
And in Norwegian folk tales, rubbing your sheep...

And in Norwegian folk tales, rubbing your sheep with thyme kept the trolls away.

Probably not available anymore in an English translation, no market: trolls used to have their heads chopped off, so...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-20-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 11,827
Posted By ph.
Yes, the apochromatic Switars were very good. A...

Yes, the apochromatic Switars were very good.

A long time since I ran any films through my Alpas. Almost only ditigal now.

Unfortunately, the only Switar that can be fitted to a full frame...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-13-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 11,827
Posted By ph.
Addendum: Unlike most metering circuits, Alpa...

Addendum:

Unlike most metering circuits, Alpa used a bridge so that battery voltage could not affect the accuracy of the metering.

Slightly earlier models did not use the LEDs but had an ordinary...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-05-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 11,827
Posted By ph.
Ifa lighter combination is needed, the early...

Ifa lighter combination is needed, the early non-macro Switars were much slimmer than the later auto-aperture varieties, not to speak of the macro-Swotars and the last Japanese-mounted ones.

At the...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 03-05-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 3,517
Posted By ph.
The Werras also came with western shutters...

The Werras also came with western shutters (Synchro Compur). Ecellent, simple design. The various settings would not be visible until the sunshade was taken off. A closed Minox 35mm comes close. in...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-11-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,263
Posted By ph.
Addendum: the old Zeiss\Leitz Hologon did not...

Addendum: the old Zeiss\Leitz Hologon did not have any problem on my M3 but its rear element stuck very far in towards the film. I imagine that current digital sensors would dislike it. Like the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-09-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,263
Posted By ph.
I used the original Hologon in Leica M mount . No...

I used the original Hologon in Leica M mount . No distortion. (As you probably know, the usual but weird near- far perspective is a charactheristic of the angle of view, no more of a distortion than...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-30-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 3,758
Posted By ph.
Situation and motive wrong: Embarrasingly...

Situation and motive wrong:

Embarrasingly obvious to take photos? I spent quite a block of my working life in meetings, but only have perhaps 5 or six snaps (probably with a Minox) and there is only...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-24-2016
Replies: 231
Views: 13,562
Posted By ph.
I have long forgotten what the original question...

I have long forgotten what the original question was, but in case it is of interest, a few (yes few) mails merit additional info.

Splitting logs: not only do I have several good shots (=pictures) of...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-23-2016
Replies: 231
Views: 13,562
Posted By ph.
More peaceful in these parts. I doubt if anyone...

More peaceful in these parts. I doubt if anyone beyond perhaps a small criminal minority would think of a knife as a means of defence - but the ban on knives carried in public (except for hikers,...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-22-2016
Replies: 231
Views: 13,562
Posted By ph.
I got a whittling knife as a child, learned to...

I got a whittling knife as a child, learned to use it properly by making a few small cuts to my anatomy. I have given my grandchildren knives and taught them to use axes from when they were 5 or so,...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-20-2016
Replies: 210
Views: 28,587
Posted By ph.
Hologon number 5736341 had been sitting on the...

Hologon number 5736341 had been sitting on the importers shelf for much too long, so I bought it at quite a good rebate on the list price. Kept it for some years and enjoyed its wide perspective and...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-27-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,771
Posted By ph.
Michael Gaismar would have approved. Email,...

Michael Gaismar would have approved. Email, however, might have done in the Post offices.

Enjoyable read, and time to switch rangefinderforum on to nanopayments.

p.
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-15-2016
Replies: 136
Views: 16,585
Posted By ph.
For SLRs wide apertures were useful for nailing...

For SLRs wide apertures were useful for nailing focus before stopping down to get whatever depth of field that as needed- assuming no focus shift. The extra viewfinder light is not needed with RFs...
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-18-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 34,998
Posted By ph.
Yes, two different issues here : Lenses that...

Yes, two different issues here :

Lenses that are allowed to project their image on a sperical surface can have an easier time if designed to do so. Here the intermediary matters.

If the final...
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-17-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 34,998
Posted By ph.
The issue raised above; how to convert a sphere...

The issue raised above; how to convert a sphere to a flat plane remains and gets
worse the larger portion of the sphere you have to flatten. If in doubt, look at an ordinary Mercator projected map...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-01-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 2,720
Posted By ph.
In these parts, Lutheran Norway "Loppemarked" is...

In these parts, Lutheran Norway "Loppemarked" is something that a school band, a sports club (not the commercial variety), a church or a voluntary society (dog sled club for instance) organize....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-24-2016
Replies: 59
Views: 4,437
Posted By ph.
VVritten sources and schoolbook history contains...

VVritten sources and schoolbook history contains the victors. Greece, Rome etc.

Camera history should perhaps be limited to sales sucesses, but innovations and peculiarities are usually more...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-31-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,886
Posted By ph.
lightmeter & infinity

Alpa lightmeters are bridge-coupled, so battery or contact problems can be rutled out.

There is a cell correcting for light that enters from the ocular, make certain that this does not confuse your...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-20-2016
Replies: 185
Views: 25,870
Posted By ph.
In my experience, the Alpas were thoroughly...

In my experience, the Alpas were thoroughly reliable.

I used them because they not only had superb "own label"optics, -i.e. Kern, Kinoptic, Angenieux, Kilfitt and Schneider, engraved with -Alpa-...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 05-02-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 2,936
Posted By ph.
With a slighly modified Novoflex F-mount ring the...

With a slighly modified Novoflex F-mount ring the F-mount 21 Q could be used on Leica. No need for rangefinder coupling and nice star effects with the sun in the frame.

p.
Forum: RFF News 10-08-2015
Replies: 82
Views: 6,341
Posted By ph.
Systematics

Sir,

I appreciate Your efforts to make Your forum easier to navigate (although, like others, I dislike change).

Like all other forum owners, you may be interested in keeping the old viewers as...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-08-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 40,742
Posted By ph.
rangefinder treasure

Sir,


I have found that "Libre Office" does incorporate my pictures in the text.

I presume that most other wordprocessing programs do the same. I have not needed to make PDF formatted files, but...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 07-13-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 4,025
Posted By ph.
green nikonos

and for those who do not have one yet and want a discreet version without painting it, the Nikonos V also came in green.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-12-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 3,330
Posted By ph.
Not relevant to the issue of Adaptall mounts, but...

Not relevant to the issue of Adaptall mounts, but further to the comments above on R8 v\s R9.

R8 apparently had some early teething troubles, cleared up later in the production run. R9 seems not to...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 06-12-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 2,425
Posted By ph.
If, like some aficionados using last century...

If, like some aficionados using last century technology, you have a turntable. Instead of putting an LP record on, put a piece of paper on the edge with a thin black line pointing towards the central...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 06-02-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,912
Posted By ph.
but it has a rangefinder

When replying to your Q I forgot that you were asking about non-RFs. The Vitessa has one.

p.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-01-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,401
Posted By ph.
My limited mechanical comprehension makes me...

My limited mechanical comprehension makes me assume that the rotation is there in order to ensure that wear is minimized.

This is ensured by rolling instead of sliding contact when the lens is...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 05-26-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,912
Posted By ph.
Voigtländer Vitessa folds and its peculiar...

Voigtländer Vitessa folds and its peculiar winding piston cocks the shutter, and its lens is good.

p.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-14-2015
Replies: 126
Views: 8,739
Posted By ph.
Maintain optical and mechanical excellence and...

Maintain optical and mechanical excellence and keep designing compact, expensive optics leading in the world-championship races.

For the camera bodies, buy in low-noise- good colour filter- high...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 03-14-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 8,251
Posted By ph.
And of course one would discard all screws that...

And of course one would discard all screws that had been loosened in order to get at the innards and replacing them with new ones since the behaviour of old threads that had been tensioned once would...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 03-13-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 8,251
Posted By ph.
With this thread descending\ascending into praise...

With this thread descending\ascending into praise of past practices, I agree that Hausertorwerk in Wetzlar was recommendable, as was Ballaigues, but are the paricipants here aware that the esteemed...
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-13-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 7,179
Posted By ph.
AND not to speak of the many inaccurate mount...

AND not to speak of the many inaccurate mount adapters which for wide-angles can make you wish for even greater inaccuracies. At least one maker sticks to actual mount dimensions. One whom one may...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-13-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 3,986
Posted By ph.
Way back, I did not find Ferrania better than the...

Way back, I did not find Ferrania better than the pastel colours of Agfa CT18 or the brutal saturation of Koachrome. If they provide better emusions now, I will buy when in Rome.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-31-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 5,729
Posted By ph.
I did not notice any focus shift on my Elmarit...

I did not notice any focus shift on my Elmarit (last non aspheric version). Then again, I usually preferred to snap the shot rather than to fiddle around a lot when focussing, and never shot plane...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-17-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,861
Posted By ph.
excellent star effect

No idea of price, but years ago I adapted an F mount 21 to Leica and used it until the finder gave up.

When the sun was in the frame it created a quite nice star-effect, and its depth of field of...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 09-12-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 7,119
Posted By ph.
Potential buyers of a CL; check the long shutter...

Potential buyers of a CL; check the long shutter times. They do eventually stick. The good news is that working the 1\2 s, 1\4s etc. ,repeatedly, does revive them. p
Forum: RFF Polls 09-12-2014
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Closely cirumscribed poll. yes. The single...

Closely cirumscribed poll. yes. The single stroke M3 was OK as well AND with all M3s one could keep both eyes open and have the frameline out in the potential picture. The Md with a bright extra...
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