Go Back   Rangefinderforum.com > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 199 of 584
Search took 1.13 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: KEVIN-XU 愛 forever
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 6 Minutes Ago
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Sorry. 6-bit coding service cannot be provided in...

Sorry. 6-bit coding service cannot be provided in the first batch.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 7 Minutes Ago
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Engrave will come with the order itself. I think...

Engrave will come with the order itself. I think there will be an official purchase form need to be filled out. All the options and engraving information are on the purchase form.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
The design for aluminum alloy container...

The design for aluminum alloy container


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49069554723_72e819e866_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hL7i4z)aluminum alloy container for the 8-element Replica...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Thank you, Raid. Email replied. :)

Thank you, Raid. Email replied. :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
For your convenience, here is a remind for the detail of the first batch Replica

*Here I summarised some important information for the first batch 8-element replica.

The first batch 8-element Replica:
Use flint glass like the original one (Note: Supply will be limit since flint...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
If more people want to state the willingness to...

If more people want to state the willingness to buy the lens, please send your message to the following email address since it's more convenient and easy to organize. My RFF private message box is...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Hi Huss, Email received! Regarding your request,...

Hi Huss, Email received! Regarding your request, I will talk to the maker to see if they can do it for you.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Hi, Jon. I appreciate that you standing up for...

Hi, Jon. I appreciate that you standing up for us.

Best regards,
Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Since the whole project is about their enthusiasm...

Since the whole project is about their enthusiasm and respect for Leica, let’s just leave the politics issue out of here. Please put yourself in their shoes. It’s not about freedom of speech. They...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Day Ago
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
The front and rear lens cap video clip. Youtube...

The front and rear lens cap video clip.

Youtube Link:
https://youtu.be/cEWe6CyLXOE


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49065161342_cda59347ba_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hKHM4C)The front and rear...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Day Ago
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
The design of the front and rear lens...

The design of the front and rear lens caps


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49064727486_a1e9b66e9b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hKFy6m)The design of front and rear lens caps...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Day Ago
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Regarding the engraving information, the maker...

Regarding the engraving information, the maker told me that as long as the information is not related to any politic issues in the world, they can engrave for the customers. They are just making...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Day Ago
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
The maker's studio locates in Beijing. The parts...

The maker's studio locates in Beijing. The parts of the lens manufacturing in the professional optical bases of various provinces in China. Each region has its own strengths for making different...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Day Ago
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Sorry, I think it won't work. Not because of any...

Sorry, I think it won't work. Not because of any other reason, simply because it is over 9 character limit. As long as your engraving are within the 9 numbers/alphabet limits, they will engrave for...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Days Ago
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
The retail price will be $499 for the first batch...

The retail price will be $499 for the first batch 8-element Replica.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Days Ago
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Thank you for your support! I guess the reason...

Thank you for your support! I guess the reason that the pictures give you a bit “washed out” feel is the lighting. I will try to find and upload a few more pictures to show you the black paint.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Days Ago
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Good question! The final version of the Replica...

Good question!

The final version of the Replica 8-element does have aperture click stops, just like the original one.

The maker choose the unevenly spaced aperture scale style for a reason. It is...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Days Ago
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Yeah, Raid. You can start thinking of what you...

Yeah, Raid. You can start thinking of what you want to put on your lens to make it special.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Days Ago
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Good question! All the first batch 8-element...

Good question!

All the first batch 8-element Replica comes in solid brass, weight around 230g.

And all the lenses will include brass made front and rear metal lens cap. With the front and rear...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Days Ago
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
I think you can do so. :)

I think you can do so. :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Days Ago
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
I think you can do that. Or even more. You can...

I think you can do that. Or even more. You can put 8 or 9 numbers/alphabet on it.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Days Ago
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Here is the front ring design. And a real...

Here is the front ring design. And a real example. "xxxxxxxx" is the space for customization, to allow you to put special engraving on each of your lenses. Personalize it for free....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Days Ago
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Thanks for all your supports! I am sorry that I...

Thanks for all your supports! I am sorry that I cannot reply to each of your comments. But your comments mean a lot to the lens maker and me.


And here is one more photo to show all three paint...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Days Ago
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
8-element Replica Black Paint...

8-element Replica Black Paint Version

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49053014091_f0aa33edd1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hJDw7g)8-element Black Paint Version (https://flic.kr/p/2hJDw7g) by...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Days Ago
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Thank you for your suggestion! I will take a look...

Thank you for your suggestion! I will take a look at it.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 5 Days Ago
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
I am thinking of creating a link for people to...

I am thinking of creating a link for people to put their information on the buying list online. To make it convenient for all of us. But I still need time to figure it out. And more importantly, I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 5 Days Ago
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Sorry for the absent. I am back. More information will be released.

UPDATE:


To all the friends here who are interested in this lens, I am so sorry that I was not able to update anything here in the past few weeks. But don't worry, the maker is still working very...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-02-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Some random shots with the Replica lens using wide open.

Leica M10 + Leica Summicron 35mm f2 Eight Element Replica Prototype First Version


@f/2.0
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48834720292_7f2fb188a0_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hpmGY5)Leica Summicron...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-02-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
I believe all the lenses in the first batch will...

I believe all the lenses in the first batch will be just like the original version, which is single coated. I will let you guys know in the future if multi-coated will be available.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-02-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Thank you for everyone who comments here. I will...

Thank you for everyone who comments here. I will put all the people interested in this lens on the list.

I am also thinking of a way that is more efficient to do this. Like, register your...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-02-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
The maker told me it for sure is in red color. I...

The maker told me it for sure is in red color. I guess it is because the photo taken by the smartphone twitch the real color a little bit.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-02-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
I know the maker does spend lots of effort on...

I know the maker does spend lots of effort on this little detail. He traveled around to find the best solution for the red dot. A lot of stories behind it.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-02-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Thank you for your comment! It means a lot. I...

Thank you for your comment! It means a lot. I will let you guys know when it is available.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-02-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
No problem! Thank you for your comment.

No problem! Thank you for your comment.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-02-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Sure! I will keep one for you. And just to let...

Sure! I will keep one for you.

And just to let other forum members who are also interested in this lens know, I will go through all the posts and make sure to keep the lens for the people who want...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-02-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
No problem! I will put you on the list. Thank...

No problem! I will put you on the list. Thank you for your support.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-02-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
I just got confirmed by the maker. These two...

I just got confirmed by the maker. These two photos are all taken at f/2.0. I guess the different depth of field is because they are not focused on the same object. They just want to test the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-30-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Two special paint edition of the 8-element replica

Special White Paint Edition


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48824435112_f6eb1fd88a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2horZxo)Special White Paint Edition (https://flic.kr/p/2horZxo) by Kevin-Xu...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-30-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
anti-flare performance before and after comparison

After we discussed the anti-flare performance on the Replica lens, the maker let his colleagues send him the following two pictures to show the result after they improved it.


This is before the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-29-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Indeed. It's been two years since the maker...

Indeed. It's been two years since the maker started this project. There must be lots of challenges they need to overcome. Aside from the anti-flare performance, to be honest, I can barely tell the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-29-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Thank you, Shawn. It is a good question. All the...

Thank you, Shawn. It is a good question. All the photos I've taken were using the rangefinder to focus, no live view involve. So I am confident to say that at least mine replica lens can focus 100%...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-29-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
The maker told me they improved blackout...

The maker told me they improved blackout technique on the edges of the lens elements. Anti-flare performance has been improved.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-29-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
The test result has been sent to the maker. And I...

The test result has been sent to the maker. And I also provide some notes that been written down during the test. He fully realized this situation, and he said it had been improved in the later...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-29-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Hi Erik, when I testing the lens it was close to...

Hi Erik, when I testing the lens it was close to sunset. The sunlight is very strong and in a low position. So it is very challenging for the lenses. More like an extreme test.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-29-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Good question. In order to make it a fair test, I...

Good question. In order to make it a fair test, I put the original lens hoods on both of the lenses.



https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48690422036_a623ca11b0_c.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-29-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
You are right, raid. That's also what I found...

You are right, raid. That's also what I found after this side by side test. The coating that been applied to the first version replica is based on the earlier 8-element model. I suppose this is one...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-29-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48817334818_c8...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48817334818_c81555e98d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hnPASw)Testing setup (https://flic.kr/p/2hnPASw) by Kevin-Xu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kevin_will_not_die/),...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-29-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Infinity performance test. All handheld.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48817607752_bb09bd77e4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hnR11h)Leica 8-element & Replica first version Comparison (https://flic.kr/p/2hnR11h) by Kevin-Xu...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-29-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Testing the performance against strong sunlight

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48817614237_4e6897eaf2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hnR2W6)Leica 8-element & Replica first version Comparison (https://flic.kr/p/2hnR2W6) by Kevin-Xu...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-29-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48817465361_de...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48817465361_deacfbc801_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hnQgFg)Leica 8-element & Replica first version Comparison (https://flic.kr/p/2hnQgFg) by Kevin-Xu...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-29-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48817112553_34...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48817112553_342aa8fb4a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hnNsNn)Leica 8-element & Replica first version Comparison (https://flic.kr/p/2hnNsNn) by Kevin-Xu...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-29-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Leica 8-element & Replica first version Comparison

I've done a very serious comparison between the original Leica Summicron 35mm f2 Ver.1 (8-element) and the first version prototype Replica.

All the photos were taken by Leica M10. DNG files auto...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-23-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Guys, here I want to share a funny detail of the Replica lens.

The maker finally decides to use Red Corundum as the material of the iconic Red Dot on the 8-element Replica lens.

Here are some photos to show you guys how it looks like. He even let his colleague...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-23-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
I will let you know if the multiple coating...

I will let you know if the multiple coating version will be released in the future.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-23-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
I am so glad you like them. :) Yes, the lens does...

I am so glad you like them. :) Yes, the lens does looks very appealing now.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-23-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Thank you so much for your interest and support!...

Thank you so much for your interest and support! For sure I will keep updating the information here.

Best,
Kevin
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-20-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,019
Before I purchased the M10, I’ve been using M9...

Before I purchased the M10, I’ve been using M9 for 8 years. For other people, they may be using it for a decade now. Digital M provide me lots of conveniences and saved me lots of time from sending...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-20-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,019
I’ve been using M-10 for more than a year now. So...

I’ve been using M-10 for more than a year now. So far so good. I still keep my M9 since it has been replaced with the newest CCD sensor. Compare with M9 it’s slimmer, lighter and much faster. I have...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-19-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Cool Thanks for your comment. Yes, the first batch...

Thanks for your comment. Yes, the first batch will be the same as the original design, which is single coating.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-19-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Hi, thank you for your interest. Currently, I...

Hi, thank you for your interest. Currently, I still cannot tell you how the maker gonna sell his lens. I will update this important information here once I get a clear answer from him.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-19-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Leica 35mm f2 8-element Coating Experiment

The maker now is experimenting different kinds of coating on the 8-element replica. He is having fun now.

The lens on the left has no coating. The middle one has multiple coating. The right one is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-15-2019
Replies: 1,015
Views: 370,234
Leica M10 + Leica 50mm f/1.4 Summilux-M Pre-Asph...

Leica M10 + Leica 50mm f/1.4 Summilux-M Pre-Asph Silver 11855


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48733072716_07dd70ea31_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hfnJFE)Leica 50mm f/1.4 Summilux-M Pre-Asph...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-14-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Thank you for your interest. I will discuss this...

Thank you for your interest. I will discuss this with the maker this weekend. Wish I could get the answer for you.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-14-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 4,861
Indeed! When I saw this version 1 Summilux in the...

Indeed! When I saw this version 1 Summilux in the market I know I have to have it no matter how much it cost. Just imaging how rare it can be. And it turns out to be a good deal. Lucky me.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-14-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 4,861
Thank you Erik! You have a good find too! I...

Thank you Erik! You have a good find too! I haven’t got a chance to try out the lens though. Will let you know my preference after I bring out the lens for testing. The handling of these two lenses...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-14-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 4,861
Just received my Version 1 Summilux 50mm f1.4....

Just received my Version 1 Summilux 50mm f1.4. Sitting next to my Version 2 Summilux that I already have. They have exactly the same 5 digits serial number....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-14-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Good question! I talked with the maker a few days...

Good question! I talked with the maker a few days ago, and I mentioned if the black paint on the lens is too thick, it may affect the usage of the original IROOA hood. Then he told me he is...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-14-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Thank you very much for your support! And I am...

Thank you very much for your support! And I am sorry for the late response! I was kind of busy in the past week. Regarding your question about purchasing the lens, the maker said it will be available...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-14-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
More wide open f/2.0 in close distance test photos

Leica M10 + Leica Summicron 35mm f2 Ver.1 Replica first Prototype @f/2.0


I took this photo as close as I can. I assume the distcance is...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-08-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
You are welcome raid. The first batch will have...

You are welcome raid. The first batch will have black paint and brass available. Chrome will be available in the later batch.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-08-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Around 200~300 copies will be available overseas.

Around 200~300 copies will be available overseas.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-08-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Final confirm on the selling price of first batch Leica Summicron 35/2 Ver.1 Replica

The retail price will be $499 for the first batch Leica Summicron 35/2 Ver.1 Replica.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-08-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
I just got an answer from the maker. Sorry, there...

I just got an answer from the maker. Sorry, there is no promotion during the first sale. *He said the first batch will be selling for $499. No matter how much tax will be applied to the lens, the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-08-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
They will be available in the first batch....

They will be available in the first batch. Personally I want to have both the black paint and brass version. They both look sexy on any camera.:)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-08-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
No worries guys. I do feel sorry that some...

No worries guys. I do feel sorry that some members here don't like the process version. But many people still like it and the maker gave positive feedback to me as he shared my photos in China too....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-07-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48696295482_54...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48696295482_54986aecf8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hc8f6q)Leica Summicron 35mm f2 Eight Element Replica Prototype First Version (https://flic.kr/p/2hc8f6q) by...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-07-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Hi Raid, Thank you so much for sharing the...

Hi Raid, Thank you so much for sharing the comparison guide here. I will try to set up a test environment like this in the next week to compare the prototype with the original.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-07-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Hi Yossi, Thank you very much for your comment....

Hi Yossi,

Thank you very much for your comment. It's always good to see people sharing their truthful opinions here. I totally understand. I will upload both pictures that directly transferred from...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-07-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
All photos taken with Leica M10 + Leica Summicron...

All photos taken with Leica M10 + Leica Summicron 35mm f2 Eight Element Replica Prototype First Version


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48696253397_aea8b64fb5_b.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-07-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Yeah, I will do the portrait test later. I edit...

Yeah, I will do the portrait test later.

I edit my DNG files on Photoshop. I will adjust the white balance, shadow, highlight, etc. And then I will use my preset to get to the basic look I want. I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-07-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Thank you for your comment Erik. It does very...

Thank you for your comment Erik. It does very sharp when stopped down to f/2.8 ~ f/4.0. If the lighting situation is not too challenge, it could also produce very sharp images at f/2.0.

I have...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-07-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Hi Huss, I didn't mis-understand your message....

Hi Huss, I didn't mis-understand your message. Thank you for your advice. I will let the maker know your suggestion. Please keep in mind that this is the first version of the prototype, the main...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-07-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Finally, I could use this lovely lens to take...

Finally, I could use this lovely lens to take some pictures. These are my first version prototype test phots.

Please click on the photo if you want to see the larger version to get more details....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-07-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Sorry, I guess the final version will still keep...

Sorry, I guess the final version will still keep the Made In China engraving. The maker is proud of his works and wants to let the worlds know it comes from China.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-07-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Thank you very much! It means a lot to the maker.

Thank you very much! It means a lot to the maker.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-07-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
I will upload some pictures this weekend and a...

I will upload some pictures this weekend and a more will come.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-07-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Steampunk is really a nice way to describe the...

Steampunk is really a nice way to describe the look of the brass lens! I like it. :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-06-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Finally, I received the first version of the...

Finally, I received the first version of the prototype. The coating looks very similar to my final year production Ver.1 Summicron 35 2.

I will post my own test pictures...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-30-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
I've read your post about the black paint 50 1.4....

I've read your post about the black paint 50 1.4. That is one of my dream lenses. Great find! I am quite jealous. :cool:

I also have two last year production original 8-elements in mint condition....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-30-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Hi Vincent, Thank you very much for writing this...

Hi Vincent,

Thank you very much for writing this comment. Regarding your question, the maker gave me his answer.

This is his first replica project. He wants to make it as close as possible to the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-30-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Hi Erik, are you living in the States? I will...

Hi Erik, are you living in the States? I will only receive one prototype lens and will do some test first.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-25-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
[Test Samples] Leica Summicron 35mm f2 Replica Prototype (Second Version)

Taken with Sony A7 RII + Leica Summicron 35mm f2 Replica Prototype (Second Version)

JPEG file without any post editing


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48618470797_62e39e9470_c.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-23-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
That's right! :) It's the second version of the...

That's right! :) It's the second version of the black paint prototype.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-22-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
[Test Samples] Leica Summicron 35mm f2 Replica Prototype (Second Version)

Last week I have released some more details about the refined version of the prototype. The maker brought this new prototype to Japan and meet with the Leica fans there. He took a few photos with...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-16-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Nong ho sebastian, You know Shanghainese! I...

Nong ho sebastian,

You know Shanghainese! I guess you've been to Shanghai before. :) I have two 35mm Summicron Ver. 1 and Pre-Asph. I will receive the prototype replica soon. Can't wait to compare...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-16-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Thank you for your interest. I will update the...

Thank you for your interest. I will update the information here once I have it. Please stay tuned.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-15-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Replica 35/2 More details released

Replica 35/2 More details released

It's getting real now. :)

Packaging for the lens

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48547969266_3ab8210509_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gY22SS)Replica 35/2 More...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-14-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Test Photos LEICA M7 + RPX 400 +Leica Summicron...

Test Photos

LEICA M7 + RPX 400 +Leica Summicron 35mm f2 Eight Element Replica Prototype


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48540265566_c32da37d4c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gXkxQs)[test samples]...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-13-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
The Making Process of 35mm f2

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48532058361_6766d866a6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gWBu7V)Replica 35/2 making process (https://flic.kr/p/2gWBu7V) by Kevin-Xu...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-13-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
I agree! But there are already too many classic...

I agree! But there are already too many classic lenses waiting for the maker to produce now.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-13-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
There isn’t any optical difference between the...

There isn’t any optical difference between the original and reissue. The only difference I can tell is the modern greenish coating has been used on the new lens....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-13-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Yea you are right. The reproduction was black...

Yea you are right. The reproduction was black paint S-Mount in 2005. I have this one in my collection. I also have the original Nikkor 35 1.8 LTM version. But this one haven’t been reproduced before....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-12-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Exclamation You are very welcome. I am having fun while doing...

You are very welcome. I am having fun while doing this. Now I even get a chance to play with this lens.

I also wish he could bring some more interesting project to us. 50 Noctilux would be awesome.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-10-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Update:

UPDATE: All the prototype lenses have been shipping around among the test people to seek feedback. Now the maker could finally take a prototype back in the lab, get it tuned, and prepare to send it...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-09-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Thank you very much for your comment and support!...

Thank you very much for your comment and support! Please stay tuned. More details will be released in here.

Best,
Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-08-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
I assume he was talking about the rendering,...

I assume he was talking about the rendering, bokeh, so-called the characteristic of the lens. Like I think Leica Asph lenses are kind of boring to me even though they are quite sharp. But I do like...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-08-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Hi Raid, please look at the up left corner there...

Hi Raid, please look at the up left corner there is an information bar on the top. 仿八枚 means 8-element replica. M35F2A is the Asph version. So the first photo in the comparison is replica.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-07-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Infinity Focus Performance Comparison: 8-element Replica VS 35/2 Asph

Infinity Focus Performance Comparison: 8-element Replica VS 35mm f2 Summicron-M Asph

Leica M9

Aperture: F/2 wide open


Note: The weather is a little bit hazy... 35mm f2 ASPH is 6-bit coded....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-07-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Sorry. The first batch will not have 6-bit...

Sorry. The first batch will not have 6-bit version. Because the original one did not has 6-bit either. But the later batch will provide this option for you.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-07-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Thank you for your comment. I will forward your...

Thank you for your comment. I will forward your opinion to the maker.

Regards,
Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-07-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48481214801_77...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48481214801_77be66501b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gS7U6P)Front ring design (https://flic.kr/p/2gS7U6P) by Kevin-Xu...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-07-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Regarding your question, I just got an answer...

Regarding your question, I just got an answer from the maker. The first batch of the production will use the same material, the same coating, and the same glass. If the original one is prone to...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-07-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Thank you for spreading the positive. :)

Thank you for spreading the positive. :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-07-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Ni hao Yossi, Yes I will! xie xie! Best, Kevin

Ni hao Yossi,

Yes I will! xie xie!

Best,
Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-06-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
[Test photos] Aperture: f/2.0 wide open Leica...

[Test photos]


Aperture: f/2.0 wide open

Leica M240 + Leica Summicron 35mm f2 Eight Element Replica Prototype

NOTE: DNG file convert to jpg file without any post editing
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-06-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Thank you for your support. The maker is a Leica...

Thank you for your support. The maker is a Leica enthusiast, which he does treating this project sincerely and doing it with respect and good intention. It took him two years to get to this point....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-06-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
It sounds like a serious potential problem. I...

It sounds like a serious potential problem. I will inform the maker regarding the issue you mentioned. Thank you!

Regards,
Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-06-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Does the test pictures look bad or you typically...

Does the test pictures look bad or you typically don't like everything that made in China?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-06-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
No worries. I will! The maker told me there will...

No worries. I will!

The maker told me there will be another film test one week later.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 08-05-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 737
Welcome to the RF forum. Good news. Your Nikon...

Welcome to the RF forum.

Good news. Your Nikon SP serial number does match the original black paint record.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-05-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Sorry sir. Currently I can't help you with the...

Sorry sir. Currently I can't help you with the tests you want. Because I don't have the lens, but I do ask him to send me one as soon as he starts the pre-production. And I've also told him your...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-05-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
The maker told me the same thing. He said all the...

The maker told me the same thing. He said all the patent expired by now.


The only thing he worried is the flint glass that been used in this replica lens. He wants to make this lens at least 99%...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-03-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Thanks for the comments! I will do my best to...

Thanks for the comments! I will do my best to make this happen.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-02-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
[Test photos] Aperture: f/2.0 wide open Leica...

[Test photos]


Aperture: f/2.0 wide open

Leica M240 + Leica Summicron 35mm f2 Eight Element Replica Prototype

NOTE: DNG file convert to jpg file without any post editing
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-02-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
[Test photos] Aperture: f/2.0 wide open Leica...

[Test photos]


Aperture: f/2.0 wide open

Leica M240 + Leica Summicron 35mm f2 Eight Element Replica Prototype

NOTE: DNG file convert to jpg file without any post editing
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-02-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
I will keep in mind for all the forum members who...

I will keep in mind for all the forum members who left comments here. I wish he would fulfill the needs.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-31-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
No worry. I will let you know when it's...

No worry. I will let you know when it's available. :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-31-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
I will let you guys know when it available for...

I will let you guys know when it available for sale.

Regarding the infinity lock, it was the original design. I believe all his lenses will have the infinity lock. Sorry.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-31-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
The maker and his friends are all Leica...

The maker and his friends are all Leica enthusiast.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-31-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Agree! The infinity lock definitely helped me a...

Agree! The infinity lock definitely helped me a lot when I mount/unmount the lens. I love the original design.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-30-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,761
Stanley Kubrick is my all time favorite director....

Stanley Kubrick is my all time favorite director. Thanks for sharing this. Very interesting to watch.

By the way, “When a man cannot choose he ceases to be a man...” is a quote from his movie, A...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-30-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 15,624
For digital, my favorite camera is M10. Very...

For digital, my favorite camera is M10. Very satisfying when using it. It can deliver very nice DNG file for me to edit.

For film, my favorite cameras are KE-7A, Nikon SP 2005 and IIIG.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-30-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
[Test photos] Leica M9 + Lens: Leica Summicron...

[Test photos]

Leica M9 + Lens: Leica Summicron 35mm f2 Eight Element Replica Prototype

All photos were shots wide open at f/2.0


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48410309766_03822c8fce_b.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-30-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Thank you for your comment! :) Please stay tuned.

Thank you for your comment! :) Please stay tuned.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-30-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 788
https://www.amazon.com/Japan-hobby-tool-Opener-Cam...

https://www.amazon.com/Japan-hobby-tool-Opener-Camera/dp/B0014Y4K16/ref=sr_1_8?keywords=LENS+SPANNER&qid=1564496838&s=gateway&sr=8-8


They are not selling exactly the same model. But something...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-29-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 788
Search it on Amazon and you will find it.

Search it on Amazon and you will find it.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-29-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Youtube...

Youtube Link:

https://youtu.be/voQ-Em8o_QM


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48410270796_dfd889b6fc_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gKRhVj)Replica 8elment handmade spring has been used in the original...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-29-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
This is the handmade component that been used in...

This is the handmade component that been used in the replica Summicron 35/2 infinity lock. No factory was willing to make this component because the order is too...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-28-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,142
Yeah, that's the reason why I love my Summicron...

Yeah, that's the reason why I love my Summicron Rigid so much. It amazed me every time I use it. I like its sharpness and resolution when wide open. I like its rendering, bokeh. And I also like its...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-28-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,142
By the way, my Summicron Rigid is spot on with...

By the way, my Summicron Rigid is spot on with Leica M10. You need to make sure your copy doesn't have focus shift issue.

My Summilux Pre-a had front focus issue. I cannot get sharp images with...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-28-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,142
Agree, definitely worth a careful check.

Agree, definitely worth a careful check.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-28-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,142
Summicron 50/2 Rigid is my all-time favorite...

Summicron 50/2 Rigid is my all-time favorite lens. Never disappoint me. Mine's glass is in near mint condition. I also love my Summilux 50 1.4 pre-asph E46. But if I can only keep one of them, Rigid...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-28-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Short Clip of Leica 8element Replica Prototype Infinity Lock Testing Sound

Youtube Link:

https://youtu.be/gMyNsqGDq4g



https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48397896992_db9dc07865_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gJKSBS)Short Clip of Leica 8element Replica Prototype Infinity Lock...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-28-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Thank you for your interest. I will inform you...

Thank you for your interest. I will inform you when it's available. But so far I have no idea how he gonna sell his lens.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-28-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Thank you, Huss! Good point! I will deliver...

Thank you, Huss!

Good point! I will deliver your opinion to the maker. I believe the final product will be the same as the prototype, all brass.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-28-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
You are welcome, Erik. The maker shared some...

You are welcome, Erik.

The maker shared some thoughts regard the softness of the original lens performance. When they were setting up the comparison, they decided to use a Summicron 35/2 that is...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-28-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
I already let him know your request. Hope we...

I already let him know your request. Hope we will see the test photos soon.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-28-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Thanks for the comment. His goal is to make the...

Thanks for the comment. His goal is to make the replica as close as possible to the original one. He analyzed the coatings on each of the glass in Leica 8 elements and applied them on the replica. He...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-28-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Same Settings - Original 8elements & Replica...

Same Settings - Original 8elements & Replica 8elements Comparison on Digital:


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48395149071_1d8504464d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gJvMKV)Comparison - Leica...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-27-2019
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,736
Here ie my NIKKOR-N 5cm f/1.1...

Here ie my NIKKOR-N 5cm f/1.1


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48392033007_ba4be6e2f7_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gJePsF)Nippon Kogaku NIKKOR-N 5cm f/1.1 (https://flic.kr/p/2gJePsF) by Kevin-Xu...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-27-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
You are welcome. : ) Please stay tuned. More test...

You are welcome. : ) Please stay tuned. More test shots will come.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-27-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
As I mentioned previously, he said approximately...

As I mentioned previously, he said approximately in three months it will be available for the public. I really hope he could finally make it to mass production.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-27-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
The maker told me that he breakdown the original...

The maker told me that he breakdown the original Sunmmicron 35/2 to analysis it's material and coating. Leaded glass or so-called flint glass (correct me if I am wrong) has been used in his replica....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-27-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Guys, here are some more prototype lens photos....

Guys, here are some more prototype lens photos. Very interesting to see those details.


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48390477386_6315cf2ec4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gJ6R2C)Leica Summicron...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-27-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Hi Keith, sorry I am not the person you mentioned...

Hi Keith, sorry I am not the person you mentioned here. To be honest, I have never been a fan of Chinese cameras. I am a big fan of Japanese and Germany made cameras and lenses as you can see them in...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-27-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Yea I copy and paste the post to the Lecia forum....

Yea I copy and paste the post to the Lecia forum. Actually, it's the maker's idea. He wants me to reach to a wider variety to seek some more thoughts. But I think I will just mainly update the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-27-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Hi Rob, Thank you for your comment here....

Hi Rob, Thank you for your comment here. Regarding the price, he told me it would be slightly higher than $500. I assume the final price would be still very affordable. I will update this information...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-27-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Here is a photo of the prototype lens aperture...

Here is a photo of the prototype lens aperture blades. It has 10 blades.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48387309497_bf6fa359d3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gHPBjR)Leica Summicron 35mm f2 Eight...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-26-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Thank you for your interest! Not gonna lie, I...

Thank you for your interest!

Not gonna lie, I love the lens unfinished in brass too.

Regarding your question, the replica version will have the same amount of aperture blades, which is 10. And...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-26-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
UPDATE: More test photos are coming. Guys, please...

UPDATE: More test photos are coming. Guys, please stay tuned!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-26-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
You are welcome! Please stay tuned.

You are welcome! Please stay tuned.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-26-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
As Huss said, I didn't mention anything about...

As Huss said, I didn't mention anything about selling. But many forum members here want to know the price and when could buy it. As a messenger, I will try my best to answer their questions. Just to...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-26-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Thank you Huss. This is an excellent idea. That's...

Thank you Huss. This is an excellent idea. That's what I was planning to do. But it's just a bit early to do so at this point. I will create a poll one month before the production. To see exactly...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-26-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Thank you dourbalistar and B-9. Appreciated. I...

Thank you dourbalistar and B-9. Appreciated. I think at this point there is no need to spread the negative on this project. It's good to see something like this exist. Isn't it fun? I have nothing...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-26-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Sir, I am very sure that he is serious about this...

Sir, I am very sure that he is serious about this project. He is a Leica enthusiast. He will make sure the quality of his lens at least on par with the original Leica Summicron.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-26-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
He told me approximately in three months it will...

He told me approximately in three months it will be available for the public. Thank you very much for your interest.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-26-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
:) Good guess. But I will keep it secret for now....

:) Good guess. But I will keep it secret for now. Stay tuned.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-26-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Here is an update for the Lens Mount: The first...

Here is an update for the Lens Mount:

The first version will be M-mount. He will produce the LTM version after that.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-25-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Talking about remake other lenses, he is working...

Talking about remake other lenses, he is working on a bigger project at the same time. I cannot tell you what that lens is right now. But I am sure you guys will love it.

You are welcome. I am very...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-25-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Here is an update for the painting of the...

Here is an update for the painting of the lens:

He Said it could be black paint (my favorite one), without any painting which is just brass itself like the prototype that been showed above, silver...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-25-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Here are some more sample shots on color...

Here are some more sample shots on color film

Lens: Leica Summicron 35mm f2 Eight Element Replica Prototype

Film: Fujifilm RDP...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-25-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Thank you so much for the comments here! I will...

Thank you so much for the comments here! I will keep delivering your guys opinion to him. And I will keep updating information here.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-25-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
As promised, here are the test shots on...

As promised, here are the test shots on film.

Lens: Leica Summicron 35mm f2 Eight Element Replica Prototype

Film: Kodak 400TX

Scanner:...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-25-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Yes, just like the original one, 0.7m.

Yes, just like the original one, 0.7m.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-24-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
I’ve already told him that many people wanting...

I’ve already told him that many people wanting the LTM version. He heard you guys’ voice and said it is possible. But may take time to make this happen though. He is very busy working on this project...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-24-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Thank you Erik! Will let you guys know when he...

Thank you Erik! Will let you guys know when he decide to release the price.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-24-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
I will let him know the request. Will add more...

I will let him know the request. Will add more pictures to this thread when I have them.

So far no specific price point for this lens. He told me he want to make it affordable for most of the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-24-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
You could click on the photos to see the larger...

You could click on the photos to see the larger detail on Flickr. Ignore me if you already did. : )

Glad you like the samples.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-24-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Yea I noticed that too. But he told me all these...

Yea I noticed that too. But he told me all these photos taken at f/2.0. This information got confirmed with the test people.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-24-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
Thanks for your comment. All these shots are at...

Thanks for your comment. All these shots are at f2 wide open.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-24-2019
Replies: 542
Views: 28,461
[New test photos released] Leica Summicron 35/2 Eight Element copy made in China

Hey guys,

A week ago, one of our forum member harryjiang created a thread sharing the exciting Leica copy project, which is the Leica first version 35mm f2 replica. Personally, I am very excited...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-17-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,975
wow... I've already heard about it from my...

wow... I've already heard about it from my friends a few weeks ago. Definitely want to try it out. Are you the co-founder of the brand?
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 07-16-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 8,895
A7R Mark II + Canon 50mm f0.95...

A7R Mark II + Canon 50mm f0.95 M-mount


https://live.staticflickr.com/4677/26429164338_1a76866411_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GgsnMd)Canon 50mm f0.95 (https://flic.kr/p/GgsnMd) by Kevin-Xu...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-16-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Thank you for sharing. Like your pictures! Not...

Thank you for sharing. Like your pictures! Not many people using it. I guess most of the reissue Nikon SP sets are sitting in the collectors’ shelf. Would love to see more pictures taken by this baby.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 07-14-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,716
I think the success of Leica reminds Nikon that...

I think the success of Leica reminds Nikon that they also have their glory back in the golden age of the analog camera. They need to reissue the best cameras they have in their heyday, which are the...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-21-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 961
My Nikkor 50 1.4, 50 1.1 use Amedeo adapter to...

My Nikkor 50 1.4, 50 1.1 use Amedeo adapter to allow them to mount on Leica digital. You could combine different adapters together to meet your needs.
Forum: Nikon RF 06-21-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 961
This very informative thread might help you...

This very informative thread might help you figure out the problem.

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=79631
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-20-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,538
meteor is a famous shop in Hongkong. His price...

meteor is a famous shop in Hongkong. His price normally on the higher end side since he is a dealer and has operation cost. But it's safe to say that, this particular lens may worth twice of the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-20-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,538
Their asking price for a version 3 lens is...

Their asking price for a version 3 lens is outrageous... That is what people paid for extreme rare black paint summilux 50 1.4 or black paint rigid...

Anyway, seems like the early batch V3 is a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-20-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,538
A version 3 50mm f2 summciron in good condition...

A version 3 50mm f2 summciron in good condition normally goes for around $800. I don't know if collector willing to pay more for the early batch version 3. I don't see anyone mentioned it before.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-20-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,538
For a common camera, a CLA receipt is a plus for...

For a common camera, a CLA receipt is a plus for the sell. L seal only means that the camera might need a service before use if the camera has been sitting somewhere for a long period.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-20-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,538
This is still a very interesting lens though...

This is still a very interesting lens though because of that feature. But I guess not many people hype for this version. Just like the 35mm f2 summicron 6 elements version...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-20-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,538
I think you guys are talking about the second...

I think you guys are talking about the second version 50mm summicron in black paint. But this lens certainly not a second version lens. It looks like a very common third version summicron. And its...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,113
CFV-50C using a 50MP 43.8 x 32.9 mm CMOS sensor....

CFV-50C using a 50MP 43.8 x 32.9 mm CMOS sensor. So the CFV-50C mark II use the same sensor?
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 06-11-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,914
I think there is no way to build the rear element...

I think there is no way to build the rear element in the right spec. If you don't want to waste this lens part, just sell it for parts. I guess some technician may need the rest of the element to fix...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-01-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Canon 35mm f1.5 is an underrated high-speed lens....

Canon 35mm f1.5 is an underrated high-speed lens. And it's a rare lens too. I adore its rendering. The vintage bokeh is Canon's high-speed LTM lenses signature. I have to say that it's quite sharp...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-12-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 749
In 2018, I paid $3250 for the open box Limited...

In 2018, I paid $3250 for the open box Limited edition NIKON SP 2005 bundle. It includes everything. I've been tracking the Nikon SP 2005 on eBay for years. The cheapest one sold for around $2800 a...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-21-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 21,199
I will definitely buy one when they have it in...

I will definitely buy one when they have it in stock. Wish Ricoh could make GR to the full frame version in the future.
Forum: Nikon RF 02-14-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 3,675
Mine is 181347...

Mine is 181347 W-Nikkor.C


https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7817/46782053491_b56db793a7_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2egYfDa)Leica IIIG with W-Nikkor 35mm f 1.8 Ltm (https://flic.kr/p/2egYfDa) by Kevin-Xu...
Showing results 1 to 199 of 584

 


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 17:59.


vBulletin skin developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All content on this site is Copyright Protected and owned by its respective owner. You may link to content on this site but you may not reproduce any of it in whole or part without written consent from its owner.