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Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-11-2019
Replies: 219
Views: 12,063
Posted By kermaier
I’m very sorry to hear this sad news, Helen. May...

I’m very sorry to hear this sad news, Helen. May you find comfort and peace.
::Ari
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-16-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,236
Posted By kermaier
It’s not “mythology” — I’ve handled both, and the...

It’s not “mythology” — I’ve handled both, and the first version of the M-Rokkor felt heavier and had smoother mechanical movements.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-15-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,236
Posted By kermaier
FWIW, if you have a choice, my personal...

FWIW, if you have a choice, my personal impression is that the CL version of te M-Rokkor is somewhat more solidly built than the later CLE version.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-15-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,236
Posted By kermaier
Yes, my understanding is that the glass is from...

Yes, my understanding is that the glass is from Rollei Germany, and the mount is from CV Japan.

Edit: By the way, both the Rollei 40/2.8 and the CV 50/2.5 physically look almost identical to the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-15-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,236
Posted By kermaier
I also had the CV 40/1.4 and the Minolta 40/2,...

I also had the CV 40/1.4 and the Minolta 40/2, and kept the Minolta. Love the small size, ergonomics, smooth bokeh, etc.
If speed doesn't matter, there's also the Rollei 40/2.8 Sonnar, which is...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 07-14-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By kermaier
The hood you have next to the 50/1.9 looks like...

The hood you have next to the 50/1.9 looks like the one for the 50/2; the 50/1.9 had a rectangular black enamel hood with a Series VI clamp-on adapter.
I don’t know whether the 50/2 has a standard...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 07-13-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By kermaier
Is the lens on the right a 50mm f/2?

Is the lens on the right a 50mm f/2?
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 02-07-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,065
Posted By kermaier
I have a hood for the Canon 50/1.9 collapsible...

I have a hood for the Canon 50/1.9 collapsible lens, which is in a leather case having the eagle symbol (or could it be some other bird?).
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-29-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,348
Posted By kermaier
I would guess that 8111000 means 1948, November, ...

I would guess that 8111000 means 1948, November, number 1000 off the line.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-09-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,254
Posted By kermaier
I used to love Oriental Seagull, but as others...

I used to love Oriental Seagull, but as others have noted, it’s not quite the same product anymore. Still a good MG paper.

Another fun thing to try is using graded FB papers like Ilford Galerie....
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-02-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 2,851
Posted By kermaier
Just pulled out my R-D1s last week, for the first...

Just pulled out my R-D1s last week, for the first time in a long time, thinking to offer it for sale. It was so much fun, now I'm thinking to start using it again,.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-06-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 4,261
Posted By kermaier
I used to own 3 of these, still have one left...

I used to own 3 of these, still have one left with a slow mirror return (needs an overhaul), that I don't use anymore. My favorite film SLR, no question.

I always used just the FN "eye-level"...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-05-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By kermaier
I guess you don't want to part with the coin...

I guess you don't want to part with the coin needed to replace it with an original.... ;)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Minolta-Hood-for-28mm-f2-8-Rokkor-M-2/372224491028
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-23-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,908
Posted By kermaier
Canon RF, Nikkor LTM lenses, UC-Hexanon write-up

Canon RF, Nikkor LTM lenses, UC-Hexanon write-up
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-15-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,513
Posted By kermaier
^-- Yes, forgot about that -- the Konica 50/2...

^-- Yes, forgot about that -- the Konica 50/2 M-Hexanon is a superb lens, and can sometimes be found for under $400.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-15-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,513
Posted By kermaier
When I think of a lens with "modern" rendering, I...

When I think of a lens with "modern" rendering, I have in mind some of the following:

Higher contrast
Better color saturation
Decent resolution wide open
Lower tendency to flare/glow
Low...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-14-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,513
Posted By kermaier
+1 Can't buy a $5,000 amp and stick $100...

+1 Can't buy a $5,000 amp and stick $100 speakers on it....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-14-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,513
Posted By kermaier
The Canon LTM 50/1.8 is a very well-behaved lens,...

The Canon LTM 50/1.8 is a very well-behaved lens, and not expensive.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-14-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,513
Posted By kermaier
Another Sonnar, with superior build to a J-8 (and...

Another Sonnar, with superior build to a J-8 (and close focus for live-view cameras): Nikkor-H.C. 5cm f/2 LTM
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-02-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 9,396
Posted By kermaier
I still have one, but haven’t used it in a while....

I still have one, but haven’t used it in a while. May take it out for a spin, now that you’ve reminded me!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-28-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,330
Posted By kermaier
Hmm, you could be right. The hood caused...

Hmm, you could be right. The hood caused vignetting on a CV 50/1.5 M-mount lens, though I thought it might be due to the size of the front element.

Maybe the hood for the Pentax-FA 43mm f/1.9...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-27-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,330
Posted By kermaier
Why not use the nifty dome-shaped hood for the...

Why not use the nifty dome-shaped hood for the modern Pentax DA 40mm f/2.8 lens, which also has a 49mm filter thread?
Pentax OEM item:...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-13-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 3,675
Posted By kermaier
Who currently owns my old lens, #181787?

Who currently owns my old lens, #181787?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-14-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 3,215
Posted By kermaier
I also really liked my Olympus Stylus Epic 35/2.8...

I also really liked my Olympus Stylus Epic 35/2.8 - are those expensive now too?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-14-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 3,215
Posted By kermaier
Sorry, last I bought one was in Hong Kong around...

Sorry, last I bought one was in Hong Kong around the turn of the century - wasn't expensive then.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-14-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 3,215
Posted By kermaier
Yashica T4 Super (called T5 in some markets)....

Yashica T4 Super (called T5 in some markets). Excellent Carl Zeiss 35mm f/3.5 Tessar lens, and a second magnified viewfinder on the top deck that enables waist-level and overhead shooting. I think...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-14-2017
Replies: 141
Views: 8,215
Posted By kermaier
I brought my M9-P in to Leica NJ last year to...

I brought my M9-P in to Leica NJ last year to have a sticky focus cam roller serviced. They said they could replace the focus arm for a couple hundred dollars, but FYI the sensor is corroded and...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-05-2017
Replies: 67
Views: 4,431
Posted By kermaier
I use an adapter that brings up the 35mm frame...

I use an adapter that brings up the 35mm frame lines. Since the frame lines are actually conservative (i.e., 10-15% smaller than you really capture with a 35mm lens), they almost exactly match the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-04-2017
Replies: 67
Views: 4,431
Posted By kermaier
If you're considering the Summicron v1, and if...

If you're considering the Summicron v1, and if you can live with f/2.8, go for the Summaron instead. Same body as the v1 'cron, and it's a great performer for 1/3 to 1/2 the cost.

If you want a fast...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 07-02-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,810
Posted By kermaier
+1 for the Canon 25/3.5 -- it's a great little...

+1 for the Canon 25/3.5 -- it's a great little lens!
Don't get the front element dirty -- it's a bear to clean that tiny little thing....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-28-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,272
Posted By kermaier
Reviving old thread, but for posterity's sake,...

Reviving old thread, but for posterity's sake, since I used to own...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-15-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 3,448
Posted By kermaier
Pretty sure only the very earliest collapsible...

Pretty sure only the very earliest collapsible Summicrons in LTM were radioactive.

The M-Rokkor 90/4 can be had for $200 -- and well worth it if you use that focal length.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-14-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 3,448
Posted By kermaier
The CV 50/2.5 Skopar is excellent, but not...

The CV 50/2.5 Skopar is excellent, but not available new -- you'll have to hunt around for a second-hand lens.

The M-Rokkor 40/2 is great as well, and (oddly) probably easier to find than the 50/2.5...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 06-13-2017
Replies: 183
Views: 97,771
Posted By kermaier
Don Goldberg did all the modifications. Pretty...

Don Goldberg did all the modifications. Pretty sure it's a generic tab, not a Leica part.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 06-12-2017
Replies: 183
Views: 97,771
Posted By kermaier
BTW, the Nikon HN-N101 hood (from the 10mm f/2.8...

BTW, the Nikon HN-N101 hood (from the 10mm f/2.8 lens for the Nikon 1 camera) makes the 40mm M-Rokkor very compact, with virtually no intrusion into the...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 06-12-2017
Replies: 183
Views: 97,771
Posted By kermaier
Hmm, never noticed front focus on mine -- now...

Hmm, never noticed front focus on mine -- now I'll have to check....
I had mine modified to bring up 35mm frame lines, milled for 6-bit coding and replaced the original focus tab with a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-12-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 13,034
Posted By kermaier
As others have mentioned -- and this was true 4...

As others have mentioned -- and this was true 4 years ago as well -- the Fuji X100 is a small and and excellent low-light camera with virtually silent operation. I don't have the X100F, but I'm sure...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-09-2017
Replies: 790
Views: 117,264
Posted By kermaier
Only thing worse than Hanoi in August is Saigon...

Only thing worse than Hanoi in August is Saigon in August! I was there in 1998, must be very different there now.
Made the mistake of visiting Hanoi in January 2002 -- very cold and damp, though...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-05-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,595
Posted By kermaier
You were able to pull out nice shadow detail in...

You were able to pull out nice shadow detail in that B&W shot of the Coliseum.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-24-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 1,783
Posted By kermaier
Very nice indeed! Makes me want to sell my M9-P...

Very nice indeed! Makes me want to sell my M9-P and get my R-D1s out of the box again -- and spend the money on a trip somewhere interesting!
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-15-2017
Replies: 2,545
Views: 632,636
Posted By kermaier
Helen, not sure if you've seen yet that the lens...

Helen, not sure if you've seen yet that the lens doesn't have traditional female filter threads, but male instead. You need an adapter to mount filter or hood.

And yes -- Fuji really has something...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-14-2017
Replies: 2,545
Views: 632,636
Posted By kermaier
That's great, Helen! I bought the original X100...

That's great, Helen! I bought the original X100 new, when it first came out, and never regretted it. It makes great pictures, and the hybrid viewfinder is a joy to use. Can't wait to see what you do...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-06-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 7,854
Posted By kermaier
The older chrome/brass 35/2.8 is a very solid...

The older chrome/brass 35/2.8 is a very solid lens. Very small, so some may not like the ergonomics. Takes 34mm filters. Front element is not deeply recessed, so a hood is recommended.
I think the...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-24-2017
Replies: 247
Views: 19,986
Posted By kermaier
My hope is that enough people continue to prefer...

My hope is that enough people continue to prefer the CCD output, so that my M9-P still holds decent value when I'm eventually in the market for a used M10. :rolleyes:
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-21-2017
Replies: 247
Views: 19,986
Posted By kermaier
Yeah, the Vulcanite was great. The new covering...

Yeah, the Vulcanite was great. The new covering always feels a bit grimy to me, even if it isn't (if that makes any sense). The X100 has a nice covering as well -- not as pebbly as that on the M9-P,...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-16-2017
Replies: 247
Views: 19,986
Posted By kermaier
Hey, you're not planning on raiding my camera...

Hey, you're not planning on raiding my camera drawer, are you? ;)

I brought my M9-P to Leica NJ for a sensor replacement last year, and enjoyed a second honeymoon with my X100. But it was taking so...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-08-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,325
Posted By kermaier
I have both, but only 1 lens at the moment, so I...

I have both, but only 1 lens at the moment, so I have to switch it back and forth to compare finder brightness. My quick impression is that the F-1N is somewhat brighter than the A-1, but not...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-01-2017
Replies: 86
Views: 9,065
Posted By kermaier
Careful! Some examples of the pre-aspherical...

Careful! Some examples of the pre-aspherical Summilux cannot be used on some Leica digital M bodies. If it has the thicker rear element shroud, it can scrape against the inner baffles of an M9, when...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-17-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,336
Posted By kermaier
That's basically a Billingham Hadley Pro in a...

That's basically a Billingham Hadley Pro in a wool-effect finish?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-16-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 4,279
Posted By kermaier
The Hadley Pro is a great bag, but I find it's...

The Hadley Pro is a great bag, but I find it's pretty big. I use it to bring everything I need for a trip, but it's too big/heavy to carry around on the street all day.

My all-day bag is either an...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-10-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 2,922
Posted By kermaier
You could also look for a CV 75/2.5 Skopar in LTM...

You could also look for a CV 75/2.5 Skopar in LTM -- really a great lens and quite compact. And the 75mm frame lines are much more usable than the 90mm frame.
If you need a but more reach, there's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-09-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,042
Posted By kermaier
After shooting for a few days around the WTC area...

After shooting for a few days around the WTC area in NYC a couple of weeks after 9/11/2001, my Canon A-1 had absorbed so much dust and grit from the air that the film advance felt like a pepper...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-08-2017
Replies: 104
Views: 10,753
Posted By kermaier
Artisan & Artist ACAM-25ER Easy Slider Camera...

Artisan & Artist ACAM-25ER Easy Slider Camera Strap (https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1099001-REG/artisan_artist_aaacame25rblk_acam_25er_esasy_slider_series.html)

I have one on my M9-P and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-07-2017
Replies: 252
Views: 22,148
Posted By kermaier
There are 10 kinds of people in the world: those...

There are 10 kinds of people in the world: those who understand binary, and those who don't.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-07-2017
Replies: 252
Views: 22,148
Posted By kermaier
Man sitting at a bar turns to the stranger next...

Man sitting at a bar turns to the stranger next to him and says, "I'll bet you $100 that I can drink 5 glasses of beer before you can drink 5 shots of whiskey. Only rule is we can't touch each...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-07-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 9,141
Posted By kermaier
Giulio, that is a very fine portrait! I love the...

Giulio, that is a very fine portrait! I love the composition, which makes great use of triangles and converging lines to accentuate the slight tilts of the subject's head, mouth and eyes. :)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-02-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,395
Posted By kermaier
The Canon 35/2.8 is a very nice lens, sharp...

The Canon 35/2.8 is a very nice lens, sharp enough. I prefer the older chrome-over-brass version with 34mm filter to the later anodized-aluminum-alloy with 40mm filter. Although the latter definitely...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-12-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,041
Posted By kermaier
https://www.pfile.com/product/f-img/Archival-Boxes...

https://www.pfile.com/product/f-img/Archival-Boxes-With-3-Ring-Binders
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-09-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 53,540
Posted By kermaier
Oh no, that's terrible news! I didn't know Tom...

Oh no, that's terrible news! I didn't know Tom personally, but seeing this post gave me a real pang of loss and sadness. I guess he meant more to the RFF and photography community at large than meets...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-28-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,518
Posted By kermaier
The R-D1 at ISO 1600 is too noisy in color for my...

The R-D1 at ISO 1600 is too noisy in color for my taste, but it's lovely in black and white -- looks like pushed Tri-X.
I loved using a 40mm lens on the R-D1, as that focal length almost perfectly...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2016
Replies: 105
Views: 7,199
Posted By kermaier
Canon F-1 -- works without batteries, tough as...

Canon F-1 -- works without batteries, tough as nails, superb lenses.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-05-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 5,118
Posted By kermaier
Getting so uptight about the word "****" is very...

Getting so uptight about the word "****" is very undudelike.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-02-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 930
Posted By kermaier
Yes, I had DAG modify the mounts on my M-Rokkor...

Yes, I had DAG modify the mounts on my M-Rokkor 40/2 and 28/2.8, and had him mill 6-bit coding into the flanges while he was at it. (That's a lot more money than just the frame-line actuator mod, but...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-31-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 4,289
Posted By kermaier
If you can find a Voigtlander 28/3.5 Skopar, it's...

If you can find a Voigtlander 28/3.5 Skopar, it's a great lens: sharp, contrasty and solidly built. These are typically in the $450 range, I think.
The Canon 28/3.5 is another very nice lens, but...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-22-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 4,548
Posted By kermaier
He hasn't tried the FD 24/1.4L ;) That was a...

He hasn't tried the FD 24/1.4L ;) That was a great lens...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-21-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 4,548
Posted By kermaier
My avatar: Canon F-1N with 85mm f/1.2L on Fuji...

My avatar: Canon F-1N with 85mm f/1.2L on Fuji NPS

https://photos.smugmug.com/Photography/Public-Samples/i-cmDdL4Q/0/X2/3760317-lg-X2.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-21-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 4,548
Posted By kermaier
Well, functionally speaking, the original F-1 has...

Well, functionally speaking, the original F-1 has it over the New F-1 in that the former works with no battery, whereas the latter is restricted to just a couple of shutter speeds with no battery.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-14-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 3,366
Posted By kermaier
I used to use a lot of XP2 Super in my F-1...

I used to use a lot of XP2 Super in my F-1 cameras. Has a pretty neutral base mask (as opposed to Kodak C-41 b&w, which is amber), so it scans very well, and is easy to print in a traditional...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-14-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 4,138
Posted By kermaier
Doesn't look like he has it for the M9-P (lost...

Doesn't look like he has it for the M9-P (lost the nice vulcanite when Leica replaced my sensor, and they don't use it anymore)....
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-09-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,015
Posted By kermaier
I've been using your old 40/2.8 Sonnar on my M9-P...

I've been using your old 40/2.8 Sonnar on my M9-P with good results. :)
My R-D1 has been lying fallow for at least a year now. It's a great camera, and I sometimes wonder whether full frame and more...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 07-05-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 19,081
Posted By kermaier
Good luck -- fewer than 100 were made!

Good luck -- fewer than 100 were made!
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-27-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1,981
Posted By kermaier
+1 use Series VI filters in the hood.

+1 use Series VI filters in the hood.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 06-17-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 3,003
Posted By kermaier
I have "Like a One-Eyed Cat", "Self-Portrait",...

I have "Like a One-Eyed Cat", "Self-Portrait", "Photographs", "Lee Friedlander" (more self-portraits, Fraenkel Gallery 2000) and "The Little Screens". They're all excellent, but my favorites are...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-15-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 9,226
Posted By kermaier
With these 60-year-old lenses, I think...

With these 60-year-old lenses, I think performance differences between the two will be more dependent on condition than on the original optical differences, especially if you plan to shoot mostly at...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-19-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 4,820
Posted By kermaier
I have an M9-P that I bought second-hand from an...

I have an M9-P that I bought second-hand from an individual. I brought it in to Leica USA in NJ because the rangefinder focusing cam roller was sticking. They (unsolicited) told me that the sensor...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 03-28-2016
Replies: 109
Views: 20,246
Posted By kermaier
Whoa! You can collapse that on an M9?? Are there...

Whoa! You can collapse that on an M9?? Are there any other collapsibles you know to be safe on an M9?
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 03-20-2016
Replies: 109
Views: 20,246
Posted By kermaier
What lens is that on your M9?

What lens is that on your M9?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-16-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 5,144
Posted By kermaier
I've owned and used the 28/3.5 chrome, 28/3.5...

I've owned and used the 28/3.5 chrome, 28/3.5 black, 28/2.8 and 25/3.5.

The 28/3.5 black has better ergonomics, better coatings (richer colors) and crappier aperture linkage (vs. the 28/3.5).

I...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-13-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 3,726
Posted By kermaier
02Pilot, I have to say -- the characteristics of...

02Pilot, I have to say -- the characteristics of this lens aside -- you've posted some really fine pictures here!
::Ari
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 03-11-2016
Replies: 109
Views: 20,246
Posted By kermaier
Yes, sticky, that's the word. I haven't quite...

Yes, sticky, that's the word. I haven't quite gotten used to it yet, really miss the vulcanite -- the camera always feels slightly grimy to me now.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-02-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 3,444
Posted By kermaier
Here's what you need -- a US military-spec...

Here's what you need -- a US military-spec portable darkroom: http://www.camerawest.com/cwblog/2012/01/11/portable-darkroom-for-sale/
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-24-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,152
Posted By kermaier
I've seen a small umbrella that mounts to the...

I've seen a small umbrella that mounts to the camera's hot shoe -- though, now that I think about it, that's probably to keep direct sun off the camera.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 02-22-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,757
Posted By kermaier
Here's one, handheld (leaning on a kitchen...

Here's one, handheld (leaning on a kitchen counter) at 10 feet:

https://kermaier.smugmug.com/Photography/Public-Samples/i-PLBhhML/0/XL/L1102163-XL.jpg
Leica 135/2.8 Elmarit-M, M9-P, ISO 640, f/2.8,...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 02-22-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,757
Posted By kermaier
Yes, these lenses are pretty cheap, by Leica...

Yes, these lenses are pretty cheap, by Leica standards... :)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-22-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 4,061
Posted By kermaier
The M9-P came with a very nice old-style...

The M9-P came with a very nice old-style vulcanite covering, different from the M9. I'm also mourning the passing of my M9-P's vulcanite with sensor replacement.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 02-22-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,757
Posted By kermaier
Yes, I've use it on an M9-P and M-240, and it...

Yes, I've use it on an M9-P and M-240, and it works very well. Easy to focus, sharp, contrasty. I have a very late-production example, which has fine knurling on the focus ring, takes 55mm filters...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-17-2016
Replies: 75
Views: 14,533
Posted By kermaier
She did excellent work overhauling a Summaron...

She did excellent work overhauling a Summaron 35/2.8 and a Summicron 50/2 Rigid for me several years ago, and she was very pleasant on the phone.
But last year I tried to contact her a few times for...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 02-12-2016
Replies: 109
Views: 20,246
Posted By kermaier
Got my camera back! Here's what I notice right...

Got my camera back! Here's what I notice right off the bat:
- The M240 has better controls/layout.
- The M9-P is noticeably lighter and less bulky in the hand.
- The M9-P's shutter cocking sounds...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-11-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,830
Posted By kermaier
The Nikkor-Q.C 50/3.5 rigid is slimmer than the...

The Nikkor-Q.C 50/3.5 rigid is slimmer than the CV 50/2.5 Skopar, but the Skopar is shorter. And the Skopar is a modern production lens that comes in black to match your CL.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-11-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 3,181
Posted By kermaier
I used an M240 loaner for a couple of months...

I used an M240 loaner for a couple of months while my M9-P was in for sensor replacement. My impression on the differences are:

The M240 feels a little bit bulkier in the hand, but the thumb rest...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 02-11-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 4,060
Posted By kermaier
New 40mm UV, CPL and ND filters are available on...

New 40mm UV, CPL and ND filters are available on eBay and elsewhere, because the Fuji X10 takes 40mm filters.

If you're looking for colored filters for use with B&W film, it's a bit harder, but not...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-10-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,510
Posted By kermaier
Why aren't the Nikkor-S.C 5cm f/1.4 and the Canon...

Why aren't the Nikkor-S.C 5cm f/1.4 and the Canon 50mm f/1.8 on that list?
And you could also consider a 50/2 Summicron collapsible in LTM.

The Nikkor 50/2 and 50/1.4, and the Canon 50/1.5 are all...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-08-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 3,726
Posted By kermaier
It's possible that David Murphy has the one I...

It's possible that David Murphy has the one I used to own (can't remember who on the forum I sold it to). I never got as nice results as David has, possible because I didn't get along with the...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 02-08-2016
Replies: 109
Views: 20,246
Posted By kermaier
Got an email from Leica NJ yesterday that my M9-P...

Got an email from Leica NJ yesterday that my M9-P is ready for pickup, after 5 months in the shop! Excited to get my camera back, but apprehensive that it might be a let-down when I return the M240...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-01-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 3,726
Posted By kermaier
I had the Canon 50/3.5 collapsible as well, but I...

I had the Canon 50/3.5 collapsible as well, but I didn't get along well with it. Despite having a much better aperture control than the Leitz Elmar, it still rotates with the focusing barrel, so...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 02-01-2016
Replies: 85
Views: 26,102
Posted By kermaier
Wouldn't you say that the Canon 25/3.5 might have...

Wouldn't you say that the Canon 25/3.5 might have been the best in that focal length at the time?

Also, what 85/90 from that time period would beat the performance of the Canon 85/1.8?

::Ari
Forum: Nikon RF 01-20-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 1,889
Posted By kermaier
Was the Nikkor-Q.C 5cm f/3.5 ever made in...

Was the Nikkor-Q.C 5cm f/3.5 ever made in S-mount, or only in LTM?

I have one of the rigid version in LTM (it also came in a collapsible), and it's quite compact and well-made. It's a touch longer...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-20-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,559
Posted By kermaier
Yes, I think the hood is substantially harder to...

Yes, I think the hood is substantially harder to come by than the lens!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-13-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,865
Posted By kermaier
Very nice pictures, Raid! Have you noticed, in...

Very nice pictures, Raid!
Have you noticed, in practice, that the M9 needs UV/IR cut filters, or do you just use them in principle, so as not to have to worry about it?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-11-2016
Replies: 60
Views: 6,129
Posted By kermaier
I'm using an M240 loaner while my M9-P is in for...

I'm using an M240 loaner while my M9-P is in for sensor replacement. The M240 is a more responsive camera (quicker shot to shot) and the LCD is much better; and yes, the shutter is quieter. But I...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 01-11-2016
Replies: 85
Views: 26,102
Posted By kermaier
My experience with Canon LTM lenses so...

My experience with Canon LTM lenses so far:

25/3.5 -- Love it, keeping it.
28/3.5 -- Very good lens; had black version, sold it, now have chrome version, probably keep it.
28/2.8 -- Very good lens,...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-06-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 6,884
Posted By kermaier
Seems to me that the two lenses are about equal...

Seems to me that the two lenses are about equal in the center, but outside the center the Summicron has noticeably more resolution and less distortion. I wonder whether the Canon has greater field...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-04-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 5,227
Posted By kermaier
Hmm, nothing like hard data, eh? :) How's that...

Hmm, nothing like hard data, eh? :)
How's that compare to Pensacola?
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-04-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 5,227
Posted By kermaier
Nice! I once looked into getting a dry-box for my...

Nice! I once looked into getting a dry-box for my lenses, but finally decided that the NJ climate didn't warrant it.
::Ari
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-31-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 5,895
Posted By kermaier
Here's an older one I've posted before, using an...

Here's an older one I've posted before, using an example of the lens with the coating on the lens surface just behind the diaphragm half eaten-away by fungus, and hazy from the typical...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 12-31-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 5,227
Posted By kermaier
My most recent example came to me with clear...

My most recent example came to me with clear glass, thankfully. (I don't know if a previous owner had it cleaned at some point; or if it's one of the lenses that Minolta supposedly remedied at the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-31-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 885
Posted By kermaier
Whoa, looks like you bagged one with a black...

Whoa, looks like you bagged one with a black aperture ring! Not too many of those around, if I'm not mistaken....
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 12-31-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 5,227
Posted By kermaier
I had an M-Rokkor 28/2.8 that was initially...

I had an M-Rokkor 28/2.8 that was initially clear, but developed a fine misting of spots across the entire rear surface of the front element. The result was a total flare-out across the frame of...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-30-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 4,193
Posted By kermaier
Well, I think there's not as brisk a trade in...

Well, I think there's not as brisk a trade in these lenses as there was a few years ago, and KEH seems to have stopped stocking them regularly, but they're still readily available. A quick eBay...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-29-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 4,368
Posted By kermaier
Well, I think I bought and sold my user-condition...

Well, I think I bought and sold my user-condition SOOHN for around $75 -- but that may just have been RFF family pricing -- dunno what they go for in the real world. :)
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-29-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 788
Posted By kermaier
This may be more a question of German vs....

This may be more a question of German vs. Japanese standard thread pitches of a given vintage.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-29-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 4,368
Posted By kermaier
For a lens with a 34mm filter ring, you could...

For a lens with a 34mm filter ring, you could just use a Leitz SOOGZ adapter (clamp-on A36 to E39 adapter), which already has a groove milled in it for Leica A42 clip-on shades.

However, while a...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-29-2015
Replies: 161
Views: 33,443
Posted By kermaier
I'm guessing even the asph 'cron is much smaller....

I'm guessing even the asph 'cron is much smaller. For the extra 1/2 stop, I probably wouldn't make that size trade-off; but I might for the extra $1000... :)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-29-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 4,368
Posted By kermaier
Neither lens rotates when focusing; but neither...

Neither lens rotates when focusing; but neither lens really needs a shade, since the front element is well-recessed into the barrel. (Canon never made a hood for these lenses.)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-29-2015
Replies: 161
Views: 33,443
Posted By kermaier
Roland, do you know how the VM Ultron compares,...

Roland, do you know how the VM Ultron compares, size-wise, to the Summicron ASPH?
::Ari
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-29-2015
Replies: 161
Views: 33,443
Posted By kermaier
Didn't the LTM Ultron 35/1.7 have a 43mm filter...

Didn't the LTM Ultron 35/1.7 have a 43mm filter thread?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-29-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 4,193
Posted By kermaier
There's really only 1 type of the 28/2.8 -- the...

There's really only 1 type of the 28/2.8 -- the differences that Peter K notes are just variations in the beauty ring engravings over the production lifespan of the lens.

There are only really 2...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-28-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 4,368
Posted By kermaier
Raid, I think that, at this point, variations in...

Raid, I think that, at this point, variations in condition/maintenance for these 50-plus-year-old lenses probably overwhelm any original differences in optical design, as far as relative image...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-28-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 4,368
Posted By kermaier
I had a Nikkor 28/3.5 that was threaded for...

I had a Nikkor 28/3.5 that was threaded for 34.5mm screw-in filters. Admittedly, not an easy size to find -- but Leitz A36 clamp-on filters fit well, as does a SOOGZ A36-to-E39 adapter.
The Nikkor is...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-28-2015
Replies: 109
Views: 20,246
Posted By kermaier
I brought my M9P to Leica NJ on September 7, and...

I brought my M9P to Leica NJ on September 7, and heard nothing for 2 months. I called them around November 15, and was told the same as you -- that they're expecting a shipment of sensors in January...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-28-2015
Replies: 126
Views: 12,648
Posted By kermaier
If you can find one, and don't mind the size, the...

If you can find one, and don't mind the size, the Konica M-Hexanon 50/1.2 Limited is an outstanding performer. Of all the great lenses I've had and sold, I think that might be the one I most...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-09-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 2,334
Posted By kermaier
Some of my favorites: Pentti Sammallahti --...

Some of my favorites:

Pentti Sammallahti -- anything by him (seriously)
George Tice -- "Urban Landscapes"
Ralph Eugene Meatyard -- the Akron Art Museum monograph
Helen Levitt -- "Crosstown", "A Way...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-09-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,225
Posted By kermaier
My F-1N bodies were much better designed and...

My F-1N bodies were much better designed and built, but also much heavier and less convenient w.r.t. AE functions.
But I've sold the F-1Ns, and my A-1 is the last FD body I have left, and the 50mm...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-08-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,276
Posted By kermaier
i believe that the combination of A42 clip-on...

i believe that the combination of A42 clip-on adapter and screw-in vented shade is intended to act as a Series VII filter holder -- you could try looking for hoods intended to screw into a different...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 12-04-2015
Replies: 253
Views: 84,323
Posted By kermaier
Mine is s/n 742925 (pretty late, with black...

Mine is s/n 742925 (pretty late, with black aperture ring).
::Ari
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 12-03-2015
Replies: 253
Views: 84,323
Posted By kermaier
Hmm -- my Nikkor-H.C 50/2 LTM has no trouble...

Hmm -- my Nikkor-H.C 50/2 LTM has no trouble mounting a modern generic 40.5mm screw-in hood. Maybe Nikon changed the thread pitch at some point?
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 12-02-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 6,860
Posted By kermaier
The MacBook Air is awesome (my wife got one this...

The MacBook Air is awesome (my wife got one this year), but did you never see this accessory for the iPad?
http://www.amazon.com/Apple-iPad-Camera-Connection-MC531AM/dp/B0149QE3RQ
::Ari
Forum: RFF News 11-15-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 11,674
Posted By kermaier
I called Leica NJ last Friday to get a status...

I called Leica NJ last Friday to get a status update on my M9-P that I dropped off Sept. 7. They told me that they don't have any sensors in stock at the moment, and Leica Germany just informed them...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-05-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 1,650
Posted By kermaier
Didn't mean to imply that silver film wouldn't do...

Didn't mean to imply that silver film wouldn't do well with overexposure -- just noting that for C-41 films, it's better to overexpose than to underexpose. For example, I always rate XP2 Super at (at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-05-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 1,650
Posted By kermaier
Raid, you'll get better results underexposing and...

Raid, you'll get better results underexposing and push-processing silver films like Tri-X, T-Max or HP5, as opposed to C-41 films like XP2 or Superia. The chromogenic films are much better behaved...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-03-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 5,131
Posted By kermaier
I bought an Elmarit-M 135/2.8 with goggles just...

I bought an Elmarit-M 135/2.8 with goggles just so I could use my M9 for my kids' sporting events. Eventually, I'll probably end up getting a DSLR or a Fuji XProII for that sort of application.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-16-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,077
Posted By kermaier
Except slip it into a coat pocket. ;) For the...

Except slip it into a coat pocket. ;)
For the time you want to do that, get a CV 50/2.5 Skopar.
::Ari
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-16-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,197
Posted By kermaier
This might fit the...

This might fit the bill:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/222046-REG/OP_TECH_USA_7001224_Rangefinder_Soft_Pouch.html
Basically the same as the Leica neoprene case, but $22.
Cheers,
Ari
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-11-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,595
Posted By kermaier
John is unlikely to have a spare glass element to...

John is unlikely to have a spare glass element to sell. He just has the equipment to strip the damaged coating and recoat.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-10-2015
Replies: 371
Views: 51,217
Posted By kermaier
Ah, there it is! That really grabs me. Now I know...

Ah, there it is! That really grabs me. Now I know which pen I'm going to look for. Thanks, Sug!
::Ari
Forum: RFF News 09-10-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 11,674
Posted By kermaier
Thanks, Raid! :) I'll have to make do with my...

Thanks, Raid! :)
I'll have to make do with my X100 in the interim.
Forum: RFF News 09-10-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 11,674
Posted By kermaier
I just dropped off my M9-P at Leica NJ this week,...

I just dropped off my M9-P at Leica NJ this week, for a senor replacement appointment that I made 2 months ago. At the time I made the appointment, the new modules were still in field testing, and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-10-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,595
Posted By kermaier
FYI, a couple of months ago, John Van Stelten (at...

FYI, a couple of months ago, John Van Stelten (at FocalPoint) quoted me $250 to re-coat the front element of a rigid 'cron.
::Ari
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-05-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 5,158
Posted By kermaier
My wife ordered me a Billingham Hadley Pro from...

My wife ordered me a Billingham Hadley Pro from B&H for my birthday. Their online ad mentioned an included shoulder pad, but it turned out that was a mistake, and the shoulder pad is an extra...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-03-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,758
Posted By kermaier
So, to construct my biggest currently-owned...

So, to construct my biggest currently-owned unique focal-length/brand set:

Canon 25/3.5
Minolta 28/2.8
Rollei 40/2.8
Nikon 50/1.4
CV 75/2.5
Leica 135/2.8

::Ari
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-03-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,758
Posted By kermaier
Just to be clear: I don't currently own all 23 of...

Just to be clear: I don't currently own all 23 of those lenses -- that's my fantasy eclectic lineup! :angel:

I've gone on a lens-count reduction progragram (releasing GAS?) over the past couple of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-03-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,758
Posted By kermaier
BTW, what I currently have in my arsenal...

BTW, what I currently have in my arsenal is:

Canon 25/3.5 LTM
Canon 28/2.8 LTM
Canon 28/3.5 LTM
Minolta 28/2.8 M-Rokkor
CV 28/3.5 Skopar LTM
Canon 35/2.8 LTM
Minolta 40/2.8 M-Rokkor
Rollei 40/2.8...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-03-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,758
Posted By kermaier
How's this for diversity? 23 different focal...

How's this for diversity?
23 different focal lengths, 23 different brands:

Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 VM
Zeiss 18mm f/4 Distagon ZM
Canon 19mm f/3.5 LTM
Russar 20mm f/5.6 LTM
Kobalux 21mm f/2.8...
Forum: RFF News 09-03-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 11,674
Posted By kermaier
This past July, I brought my M9-P in to Leica NJ...

This past July, I brought my M9-P in to Leica NJ because the RF cam roller wasn't spinning freely. They told me that yes, they can fix that, but my sensor cover glass is corroded and they'll throw in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-26-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,734
Posted By kermaier
If it's a hacked goggled version, the minimum...

If it's a hacked goggled version, the minimum distance on the focus scale will be 0.65m; if it's an original non-goggled lens, the minimum focus distance will be marked 0.7m.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-26-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 6,119
Posted By kermaier
Several years ago, Sherry overhauled a Summaron...

Several years ago, Sherry overhauled a Summaron 35/2.8 and a 50/2 Rigid Summicron for me. She did a great job, reworking the Summaron several times until she was satisfied that the focus was...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-26-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 6,119
Posted By kermaier
I used to use Essex a lot -- they were a 20...

I used to use Essex a lot -- they were a 20 minute drive from my house. :)

There were 3 or 4 repairmen in a big bullpen room filled with worktables and shelves of waiting and finished work. I don't...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-13-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 865
Posted By kermaier
I was rarin' to go, but it was overcast in NJ...

I was rarin' to go, but it was overcast in NJ last night -- despite weather.com's assertions to the contrary! Grrrrrr
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-10-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,953
Posted By kermaier
+1 The M-Rokkor 40/2 and 28/2.8 are perfect on...

+1 The M-Rokkor 40/2 and 28/2.8 are perfect on the R-D1.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-05-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 8,829
Posted By kermaier
+1 great stuff! ::Ari

+1 great stuff!
::Ari
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-05-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 8,829
Posted By kermaier
Anyone know from experience whether a Summar...

Anyone know from experience whether a Summar (pre-war) will safely collapse on an M9?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-04-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,913
Posted By kermaier
Great idea! Mild criticisms: I wish you'd brushed...

Great idea!
Mild criticisms:
I wish you'd brushed away the stray bits of debris at 7, 10 and 12 o'clock, before shooting, as they pull the picture too strongly out of the abstract and into the real...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-02-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,711
Posted By kermaier
Also, if you like the way your J-8 draws, you'll...

Also, if you like the way your J-8 draws, you'll find a close match, in a high-quality optic, if you get a Nikkor-H.C 50/2 in LTM mount. Easy to find, and often 1/4 - 1/3 the price of a CV Nokton in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-02-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,711
Posted By kermaier
I seem to recall reading that Canon RF lenses...

I seem to recall reading that Canon RF lenses were deliberately set up to mount with the index at 1-2 o'clock, because on Canon bodies you could then see the aperture setting through the viewfinder....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-02-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 8,829
Posted By kermaier
Home-made FLQOO: SOOGZ with 12549 screw-in hood...

Home-made FLQOO: SOOGZ with 12549 screw-in hood (for the 50/2.8 Elmar-M).
Even better than a FLQOO, since you can screw in an E39 filter between adapter and hood, and you can stick a standard A42...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-31-2015
Replies: 78
Views: 15,191
Posted By kermaier
Artisan & Artist ACAM-25ER cross-body strap with...

Artisan & Artist ACAM-25ER cross-body strap with a slider buckle to snug it close or lengthen for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-30-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 827
Posted By kermaier
Nice! I recently acquired an Elmarit-M 135/2.8,...

Nice! I recently acquired an Elmarit-M 135/2.8, which I plan to try for sports photography on my M9 -- hope I'll have your "luck".... :)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-30-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 5,923
Posted By kermaier
Mudman, those are really usable pictures at high...

Mudman, those are really usable pictures at high ISO! What sort of cleanup did you do in post, if any?
::Ari
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-30-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 827
Posted By kermaier
^---- That doesn't look like luck! Were you...

^---- That doesn't look like luck!
Were you really that close to the action with a 35mm lens, or did you crop heavily?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-29-2015
Replies: 371
Views: 51,217
Posted By kermaier
Aren't there "cartridge converter" units that are...

Aren't there "cartridge converter" units that are intended to be filled from a bottle, so you can use any ink in a cartridge pen?
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 07-29-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,201
Posted By kermaier
+1: You may need to use reasonably fast shutter...

+1: You may need to use reasonably fast shutter speeds to compensate for subject movement (people sometimes unconsciously keep jiggling the baby to soothe it), which means you may need to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-29-2015
Replies: 1,096
Views: 238,164
Posted By kermaier
Unsolicited comment, but I think if you burn down...

Unsolicited comment, but I think if you burn down the strip of bright sun at the top of the frame to almost match the rest of the field, the foreground figures will really sparkle and the figure in...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-29-2015
Replies: 1,096
Views: 238,164
Posted By kermaier
Beautiful! The just-barely-detectable facial...

Beautiful! The just-barely-detectable facial details force me to keep staring and wondering.
::Ari
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-28-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 8,829
Posted By kermaier
HU: There's a user FLQOO for sale in the RFF...

HU: There's a user FLQOO for sale in the RFF classifieds right now (not by me): http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost-classifieds/showproduct.php/product/47694
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-27-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 5,811
Posted By kermaier
DAG has my 50/1.2 right now -- hope he can make...

DAG has my 50/1.2 right now -- hope he can make it focus right for my M9.... :)
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-26-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 5,811
Posted By kermaier
What I've owned at one time or another; those...

What I've owned at one time or another; those with * I still have:

* 25/3.5
* 28/2.8
* 28/3.5 chrome
28/3.5 black
35/1.5
35/2.8 chrome
35/2.8 black
* 50/1.2
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-24-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 8,829
Posted By kermaier
And, of course, there's the SOOMP, which seems to...

And, of course, there's the SOOMP, which seems to be made of cast iron, and weighs more than a IIIc -- but that's the real Summar hood! ;)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-24-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 8,829
Posted By kermaier
I don't know -- I stumbled across it years ago on...

I don't know -- I stumbled across it years ago on eBay and bought just because it looked interesting and was cheap enough (as I recall dimly) to grab on a whim. I've never come across another, but...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-24-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 8,829
Posted By kermaier
Or, if you feel like getting your Rube Goldberg...

Or, if you feel like getting your Rube Goldberg on, you can use a SOOGZ and a 12585 (or other A42 clip-on hood, like ITOOY, ITDOO or...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-24-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 8,829
Posted By kermaier
There's also a screw-in Walz (Japan) "for Summar"...

There's also a screw-in Walz (Japan) "for Summar" hood, which isn't nearly as neat as the FOOKH or FLQOO, but much cheaper and does the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-23-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,439
Posted By kermaier
I love the M-Rokkor 28/2.8 on the R-D1; had an...

I love the M-Rokkor 28/2.8 on the R-D1; had an Elmarit-M aspherical, but didn't love it $1000 more. ;-)
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-22-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 8,938
Posted By kermaier
The CV 75/2.5 Heliar is so good and so cheap that...

The CV 75/2.5 Heliar is so good and so cheap that you can't afford not to pick one up, even if you also go for a 90mm of some sort.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 6,406
Posted By kermaier
That's because KEH has classified the Canon LTM...

That's because KEH has classified the Canon LTM stuff as "Canon S" mount -- which, of course, isn't listed when you Shop By Mount. :bang: You can find it via Shop By Brand, choose Canon, and then...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-21-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 2,836
Posted By kermaier
Kai retrieves the newspaper in the morning, and...

Kai retrieves the newspaper in the morning, and the mail in the afternoon -- waiting for his...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-21-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 4,129
Posted By kermaier
Put someone's hand in the vise -- turns cliche...

Put someone's hand in the vise -- turns cliche into a visceral reaction. :rolleyes:
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-17-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 2,140
Posted By kermaier
Shot #1, I think would be better with both hands...

Shot #1, I think would be better with both hands visible, but it's still good, because the main interest is in the child's interaction with the viewer (originally just the photographer, but now it's...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-17-2015
Replies: 175
Views: 40,207
Posted By kermaier
Well, if I get the sensor replacement now, then I...

Well, if I get the sensor replacement now, then I can get a new sensor replacement later only if the corrosion recurs -- and who knows if the free replacement policy will still be in place a few...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-17-2015
Replies: 175
Views: 40,207
Posted By kermaier
Yes, it's just the cover glass; if they replaced...

Yes, it's just the cover glass; if they replaced the sensor with a different type, then all the rest of the M9's electronics would be incompatible.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-17-2015
Replies: 175
Views: 40,207
Posted By kermaier
Hey, if you want to trade your M240 for my...

Hey, if you want to trade your M240 for my corroded M9-P, and wait for the new sensors to arrive at Leica Repair, you'll come out ahead on the deal! :D
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-17-2015
Replies: 175
Views: 40,207
Posted By kermaier
I brought my M9-P to Leica NJ this morning (I...

I brought my M9-P to Leica NJ this morning (I live 20 minutes away, so no sense shipping it), to have them check out my RF cam roller, which doesn't seem to be rolling. They came back with a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-15-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 15,999
Posted By kermaier
I tried a couple of 90mm lenses (M-Rokkor 90/4,...

I tried a couple of 90mm lenses (M-Rokkor 90/4, M-Hexanon 90/2.8), as well as a Nikkor 105/2.5 LTM, but I couldn't compose and focus properly in the small 90mm frame lines. So I picked up a well-used...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-14-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,625
Posted By kermaier
Yes, and Ednalite adapters as well.

Yes, and Ednalite adapters as well.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-14-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,625
Posted By kermaier
Yes, I imagine you could swap the 42mm push-on...

Yes, I imagine you could swap the 42mm push-on adapter for a 34mm screw-in adapter, but once it's put together and screw-mounted onto the front of the lens, I doubt that the hood would be correctly...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-14-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,625
Posted By kermaier
Is that the black rectangular hood? I've only...

Is that the black rectangular hood? I've only every seen it with the 42mm push-on adapter.
However, I used to have a Canon 36mm clamp-on Series VI adapter, which worked with the round hoods for the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-12-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4,181
Posted By kermaier
Do these work in Leica M cameras?

Do these work in Leica M cameras?
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-12-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4,181
Posted By kermaier
Your 21/4 Skopar focuses down to 0.5m - maybe...

Your 21/4 Skopar focuses down to 0.5m - maybe just stop down, scale focus and use the 21mm's larger dof to cover errors?
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 3,755
Posted By kermaier
I use SmugMug, and I've always been pleased with...

I use SmugMug, and I've always been pleased with it. Not free, but they have several account levels, and some add-on features. Take a look and see if it works for you.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-09-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,394
Posted By kermaier
I just discovered that a non-rolling cam roller...

I just discovered that a non-rolling cam roller is the reason some of my older lenses feel stiff/rough to focus on my recently acquired M9-P!
I can turn it with my fingers, so I imagine it's a simple...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-08-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,344
Posted By kermaier
Depends on your display medium, right? For...

Depends on your display medium, right?
For example, if you make inkjet prints at 240dpi, and the R-D1 captures a 2000 x 3000 pixel image, then (2000/240) x (3000/240) = 8.33 in x 12.5 in.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-06-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,755
Posted By kermaier
Maybe you just need to spice up the marriage a...

Maybe you just need to spice up the marriage a bit. ;)
Try playing with light and shadow on the street, or looking for abstractions and patterns in the way people and places align from various...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-06-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,668
Posted By kermaier
Order one of...

Order one of these:
https://www.keh.com/231238/leica-m-adapt-50-sm-to-m
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-06-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,668
Posted By kermaier
Incorrect: Any adapter may work on mirrorless or...

Incorrect: Any adapter may work on mirrorless or other live-view digital cameras like your XE1 or A7, but only an adapter with precisely machined thickness will provide good results on a camera with...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-02-2015
Replies: 426
Views: 80,554
Posted By kermaier
http://kermaier.smugmug.com/Photography/Public-Sam...

http://kermaier.smugmug.com/Photography/Public-Samples/i-sTVkTxb/0/L/frb-ferns-L.jpg
Ferns at Flat Rock Brook [iPhone 5s]
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-02-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 6,542
Posted By kermaier
+1: I tried a 21/3.4 Super-Angulon, but that...

+1: I tried a 21/3.4 Super-Angulon, but that vignettes like a sonofagun on the R-D1, and the big rear element hoses the camera's metering. But the CV 21/4 works like a charm. :)
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-02-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 740
Posted By kermaier
No, the hot-shoe is hot. Just check your shutter...

No, the hot-shoe is hot. Just check your shutter speeds (syncs at 1/125 or slower, I think) and your flash's trigger voltage to make sure it's compatible.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-01-2015
Replies: 120
Views: 21,804
Posted By kermaier
For some reason I always assumed the Sonnetar was...

For some reason I always assumed the Sonnetar was big lens, but looking at the specs it seems about the same size as a Canon 50/1.2 LTM lens!
Forum: Nikon RF 06-23-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 2,002
Posted By kermaier
Same here. That's a great hood, especially with...

Same here. That's a great hood, especially with the push-on lens cap.
Works on the 50/1.4 Nikkor-S.C, W-Nikkor 35/2.5 in S-mount and 35/1.8 in LTM, CV 35/1.4 and 40/2.4, UC-Hex 35/2 and probably the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-22-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 3,744
Posted By kermaier
About 8 years ago, I was moving from manual film...

About 8 years ago, I was moving from manual film cameras (Canon F-1N SLRs) to digital, and was reluctantly about to pull the trigger on a Canon 5D, when I discovered the existence of the Epson R-D1s....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-22-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 26,032
Posted By kermaier
http://kermaier.smugmug.com/Photography/Public-Sam...

http://kermaier.smugmug.com/Photography/Public-Samples/i-wCTVd3G/1/X2/261324-R6-E213-X2.jpg
Canon A-1, FDn 50mm f/1.2L, Ilford XP2
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