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Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I prefer compose on the spot, check exposure and...

I prefer compose on the spot, check exposure and do WB during the same. If it is critical.
I might remove few pimples in PP, but I see no reason, need in heavy manipulation of reality.

I could see...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By Ko.Fe.
You could buy at any site, as long as it is paid...

You could buy at any site, as long as it is paid by PayPal as merchandise, protection is provided.

Is Insta simplified FB now? I can't recall anyone selling items on Flickr.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 464
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I doubt any Zorki will lasts long in real use...

I doubt any Zorki will lasts long in real use these days.
I had one serviced by known in FSU person. It worked for half a year and then, uneven exposures. I have half a dozen of FSU LTM including two...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 464
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Canon P is bigger than regular M. I-10 is very...

Canon P is bigger than regular M.
I-10 is very so-so lens. So-so on bw and who knows how bad it is on C-41.

Get EOS300 and 40 2.8 pancake. They sell rechargeable batteries for it now on eBay.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 254
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I had both and get rid of both. V4 is prone to...

I had both and get rid of both.
V4 is prone to bad veil and hood is needed. With hood it is nowhere compact, reversing it is anoying. It also has plastic parts in the aperture, which are no more...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,375
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Why? Because you have original already, could...

Why? Because you have original already, could afford Leica remake?
I and many if not most cannot afford it. And many, if not most of us, don't need fancy and new looking.
We need proven optic...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Day Ago
Replies: 72
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 1,435
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Sorry, my way of thinking and describing might be...

Sorry, my way of thinking and describing might be different than yours....

German current manufacturing and past ELC is not at it was during M4 production.

This should not trigger any thinking, to...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,766
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Thank you for the example provided. Feels like...

Thank you for the example provided. Feels like Friday.
I'm not sure if it is the lens contrast or Foma emulsion ugliness (worse film I ever tried).

As for flatness, then I asked someone who...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Days Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,375
Posted By Ko.Fe.
As long as it is not sold as Leica, I couldn't...

As long as it is not sold as Leica, I couldn't see why not.
Every time I see 35mm lens in small size, with focus tab and 39mm filter, I want one :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Days Ago
Replies: 72
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 1,435
Posted By Ko.Fe.
M4-P has some Disney World Store feel in it. And...

M4-P has some Disney World Store feel in it. And framelines are cluttered. The only reasons to me to get this one again would be:
28 mm frames, using flash normally. Or if camera has CLA withing one...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 2 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Rest Stop, NJ Turnpike © 2019...

Rest Stop, NJ Turnpike © 2019 Mlehrman
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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By Ko.Fe.
MP framelines are the same as from M4-P, M6. In...

MP framelines are the same as from M4-P, M6. In terms of accuracy.
Not something I would rely on for 35mm frames. This is why I stick with M4-2 as dedicated for 35mm lens M camera.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 3 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Now I know two great Helens!

Now I know two great Helens!
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 4 Days Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 949
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I was talking strictly about S3 2000. The...

I was talking strictly about S3 2000. The original Nikon RF seems to be not like S3 2000. But they all have VF without parallax correction. Which is not Leica level, but FED-50. :).
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 4 Days Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 949
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I never hold in my hands either. The reason?...

I never hold in my hands either. The reason?
Just like Huss, I prefer new (in condition) cameras to old ones. And I trust in Nikon build more than in Leica.
But then I asked known photog why he...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 4 Days Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 949
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Huss, it is Kiev-5. Here is FED-5 among...

Huss, it is Kiev-5.

Here is FED-5 among others.
https://live.staticflickr.com/4470/36853554163_1d2b266fd1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Y9C6Gg)
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 4 Days Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,259
Posted By Ko.Fe.
+1. If I would find camera which does same BW as...

+1. If I would find camera which does same BW as at least old, cheap ECN2 film in Rodinal, not to mention HP5+ in hcB, I would do it. But Monochrome is not BW film for me.

Dirt cheap, 10+ yo Kodak...
Forum: Photography General Interest 5 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 957
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Check FB. 99% of pictures are from mobile...

Check FB. 99% of pictures are from mobile phones.
Insta is the same.

But I agree on video as well, not only personal use, but I have seen local media reporter using it for interview with dedicated...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 5 Days Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 949
Posted By Ko.Fe.
So, they were trying to still Leica thunder, but...

So, they were trying to still Leica thunder, but got pooped. ?
Maybe because FED was still making FED-5 until 1991. Plenty of non Leica, but new RF back then.
Huss, you could still find NNU FED-5 on...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 5 Days Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,259
Posted By Ko.Fe.
This thread quickly turns into d vs f. I quit...

This thread quickly turns into d vs f.

I quit from lab developing and scan in 2007. It was already expensive back then. And obviously not convenient.
Now I develop C-41, E6, ECN2 and bw at home....
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 5 Days Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,259
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Digital M has not so much functions to be worried...

Digital M has not so much functions to be worried about ergonomics.
But many Leica lenses have superior ergonomics to Zeiss with pimple instead of tab and crude 1/3 aperture rings.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 5 Days Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,259
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Digital is not film. But M is always M. It...

Digital is not film. But M is always M. It doesn't matter which number or letter is after M.
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 957
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I'm looking at photographer jobs local postings....

I'm looking at photographer jobs local postings. They have requirements for cameras and lenses. No photography jobs with mobile. Except record it on video and dump it on local media reporter thing....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 6 Days Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 1,563
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Whatever, guy.

Whatever, guy.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 6 Days Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 1,563
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Many don't use gloves these days, as long as no...

Many don't use gloves these days, as long as no toning is involved.
But not tongs is really something.

He made best definition why I'm still using film.
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,066
Posted By Ko.Fe.
It is never wrong to post good story twice. And...

It is never wrong to post good story twice. And Huss was on scale cameras trip.

One of our mentors with coffee periodically posts something which was on multi-page thread for weeks.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 6 Days Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,375
Posted By Ko.Fe.
It just another rare camera, which most will...

It just another rare camera, which most will ignore, due to incapable battery and sluggish AF.
It is 400 + 200 weight to have AF. Nowhere near Sony RX1 weight. So, they not smallest FF camera.
With...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 1 Week Ago
Replies: 347
Views: 62,649
Posted By Ko.Fe.
This thread must be longest lasting solo film...

This thread must be longest lasting solo film project I have seen these days!
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 129
Views: 2,339
Posted By Ko.Fe.
The only high end electronics I see these days is...

The only high end electronics I see these days is for something where a lot of human work is still involved. For programming, R&D.

What kind of high end you could get with something primitive as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 129
Views: 2,339
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Electronics are absolutely nothing special today....

Electronics are absolutely nothing special today. F6 is just as high-end as high end calculator, because all what F6 does is available in consumer graded DSLR.

Same for EVF, it is not high end, it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 129
Views: 2,339
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Something plastic, full of 3d printed parts....

Something plastic, full of 3d printed parts.

Here will be no new high-end for film. Leica is true high end, but the only reason why they are doing it is availability of parts and else since those...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I used 35 2.5 with coding and 35 2.5 without...

I used 35 2.5 with coding and 35 2.5 without coding.
I used 28 2.8 half-frame without coding. And without IR filter. And without RF :).
I liked M8 pictures as is....
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Brownie and Me 1982 Return from Centre © 2019...

Brownie and Me 1982 Return from Centre © 2019 Mcfingon
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/51008/U51008I1562072478.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 302
Views: 40,221
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Thank you, Robert. I have nothing to do with it....

Thank you, Robert.
I have nothing to do with it. Stealing someone else thunder.
https://ago.ca/exhibitions/yayoi-kusamas-infinity-mirrored-room-lets-survive-forever


M4-2, 28 1.9, FF 250D in...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,042
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I have phone with me due to my job all the time,...

I have phone with me due to my job all the time, it takes pictures.
I used to have digital with me all the time as well, due to my nature.
Yet, I prefer M4-2 or else with film.
If you are really...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 302
Views: 40,221
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Thank you, Helen! I did some work under M4-2 top...

Thank you, Helen! I did some work under M4-2 top plate. Now I see less host frames and its famous light leak is showing less, for now.

I have Fuji 250D as my summer bw film (some of the scans above...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I could hardly see something small on the edge....

I could hardly see something small on the edge. Did you tried to wipe it off with lens cleaning liquid?
I do lens CLA by myself, no big smudges.

Removing filter and using flashlight near the lens...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 302
Views: 40,221
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Thank you ! :) This neighbor was just...

Thank you ! :)

This neighbor was just visiting...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/57736/U57736I1562440809.SEQ.2.jpg

From my rare visits to Torono with...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 1 Week Ago
Replies: 95
Views: 3,511
Posted By Ko.Fe.
M10 is 7295 USD, M-E MKII is next to twice less....

M10 is 7295 USD, M-E MKII is next to twice less. You missed the point. :) It is like saying "if Tesla E is 40K USD, you could go for 75K USD Tesla X". It is just some monthly numbers in the CCS....
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 826
Posted By Ko.Fe.
How many IoT realized projects you know? I was...

How many IoT realized projects you know?
I was studying it last summer and didn't find many.

Last year report on millenials shows their control of privacy is done much easier way.
Basicly millenials...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 1 Week Ago
Replies: 95
Views: 3,511
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I'm not aware of guitar been stamped. Prince...

I'm not aware of guitar been stamped. Prince guitar with lights was 3D printed, but even this wasn't cheep. Are guitars you have listed are getting just molded or hand made? If later, then I...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 1 Week Ago
Replies: 95
Views: 3,511
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I doubt Leica makes many parts and components by...

I doubt Leica makes many parts and components by themselves.
"Bended fenders", maybe. But not electronics, shutters and sensors.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 1 Week Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 733
Posted By Ko.Fe.
OK. I'll get it strait. The king is naked. On...

OK. I'll get it strait. The king is naked. On many images in this thread left side is kinda crappy. Purplish.
It doesn't matter which camera is this. CornerFix could fix this very visible defect....
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 1 Week Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 733
Posted By Ko.Fe.
CornerFix.

CornerFix.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 826
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I never owned, owning personal mobile phone. My...

I never owned, owning personal mobile phone.
My employers were, are providing it.
With my current work, not only I have to respond to calls, but it is advised to check emails and Skype message...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 826
Posted By Ko.Fe.
IPhones and emails made my job easy. I don't have...

IPhones and emails made my job easy. I don't have fax anymore.
My job which I do since early nineties is always involved computers, software and network. And now bosses want us to do scripting,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By Ko.Fe.
If it is enlarger, you should be able to see it...

If it is enlarger, you should be able to see it with focused negative removed.
Forum: Digital Compacts 1 Week Ago
Replies: 292
Views: 18,801
Posted By Ko.Fe.
So, you are wasted all winter long here?

So, you are wasted all winter long here?
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,310
Posted By Ko.Fe.
You never know. Maybe not a Porsche, but Borsch....

You never know. Maybe not a Porsche, but Borsch. The red is like it.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 95
Views: 3,511
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Sure, then I'm on event with mobile truck it is...

Sure, then I'm on event with mobile truck it is big and huge cameras. Huge once don't even record the video, they are sending it via fiber to recording device at 180 fps.
But it is not always like...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 95
Views: 3,511
Posted By Ko.Fe.
:rolleyes: OK. If I want new, in the fancy...

:rolleyes: OK.


If I want new, in the fancy Leica box and with fancy new camera registration digital M body for as low as possible price?
Which body I'll get?

"Very old camera for..." is not the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 414
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Kodak has this problem and Shanghai 100 has it.

Kodak has this problem and Shanghai 100 has it.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 313
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Any Canon DSLR as new as possible. Use it in P...

Any Canon DSLR as new as possible.
Use it in P mode. And never use, buy non AF lenses. They are for old fortes.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 302
Views: 40,221
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Small event on local fairground. M4-2, Summarit...

Small event on local fairground.

M4-2, Summarit 35 2.5, Ultrafine Extreme 400 and 8x10 old FB paper...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,555
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Color Skopar 21, 25, 28, 35 and 50 are normal...

Color Skopar 21, 25, 28, 35 and 50 are normal shape, regular focus tab lenses.
Noktons 35 and 40 1.4, Ultron 28 f2 as well.

Ultron 35 1.7:
Dimensions ř: 2.1 x L: 2.0" / ř: 53.0 x L: 50.6...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 570
Posted By Ko.Fe.
How deep is your night? For pictures above I used...

How deep is your night?
For pictures above I used Seconic Twinmate and mobile phone application.
Same for these:

https://live.staticflickr.com/4589/25541989268_715acf1bf3_b.jpg...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 806
Posted By Ko.Fe.
You must be slrish. With RF 1/25 and 50mm is...

You must be slrish. With RF 1/25 and 50mm is nothing special.

I went through many MF cameras. Folders, SLRs, TLRs. No tripods. I have no idea where this "handheld MF" fear comes from.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,766
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Fantastic page. Most adorable lens I have seen on...

Fantastic page. Most adorable lens I have seen on nicest camera I know!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,766
Posted By Ko.Fe.
It is not listed on BH, nor with our Bartender.

It is not listed on BH, nor with our Bartender.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,310
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Awesome! !

Awesome! !
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 604
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Looks like odd Minox 35. It is hard not to have...

Looks like odd Minox 35.

It is hard not to have lens sharp at 2.8 maximum. My $7 Industar 69 was just as sharp as Elmarit 28 2.8.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 302
Views: 40,221
Posted By Ko.Fe.
This is the thread for posting images taken with...

This is the thread for posting images taken with ELC.

To follow up with the Beaches just link is enough.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,054
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Summaron under 400$ ? And same for Nikon...

Summaron under 400$ ? And same for Nikon LTM.

Canon LTM is often with fogged lenses. Ultron 35 1.7 LTM might have it as well.

Color Skopar is fine on color and nothing special on bw.

Jupiter-12...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 95
Views: 3,511
Posted By Ko.Fe.
How are you still able to use film M? It is next...

How are you still able to use film M? It is next to seventy years old design.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 302
Views: 40,221
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Which Canadian Leica they were taking with?

Which Canadian Leica they were taking with?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 302
Views: 40,221
Posted By Ko.Fe.
With M4-2...

With M4-2 locally.

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/57736/U57736I1561596119.SEQ.0.jpg



https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/57736/U57736I1561596120.SEQ.1.jpg
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 450
Posted By Ko.Fe.
To me Q is more limiting than M8. I'm finding M8...

To me Q is more limiting than M8.
I'm finding M8 pictures to be no different from M-E. If I would not have M-E I would still keep M8.
No any other cameras are made like M8. Even M10. M8 is like...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 95
Views: 3,511
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Sorry, it is not Leica site. And number has grown...

Sorry, it is not Leica site. And number has grown from 600 to 750. :D
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 95
Views: 3,511
Posted By Ko.Fe.
New M240 as result of M-E MKII are offered under...

New M240 as result of M-E MKII are offered under 5K USD now.
And h00(@S4#^ !!! - M-E MKII is available for pre-order at 3.995 USD.
No idea from where this 600 units only speculation comes from. Leica...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 722
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Well, it is pirate use of fujifilm brand. But...

Well, it is pirate use of fujifilm brand.
But those are honest pirates. 250D or 500T means nothing by ECN-2 film.
Yes, it is negative film and, yes, it could be processed in C-41. With equipment...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By Ko.Fe.
This is how 35 1.7 and 50 1.5 VM has to be made....

This is how 35 1.7 and 50 1.5 VM has to be made. IMO. With space to install focus tab. Or just no sharpeis on focus ring...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 925
Posted By Ko.Fe.
IIIf. If you want best, ever made LTM. FED is...

IIIf. If you want best, ever made LTM.

FED is nothing but FSU. Will works for some time and crap out. During WWII FED and before or after were ditched for Leica.
And Leica refused to take FED for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,575
Posted By Ko.Fe.
890 USD is still fair, not ebay speculant, price...

890 USD is still fair, not ebay speculant, price for fully working M4-P.
They are not worth than $1K, from real user perspective.
I don't think any M2-M5 is worth of more than 1K USD. In true film M...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 865
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Thank you, Bill, to stick around. What happened?...

Thank you, Bill, to stick around.

What happened? They were produced in tens on millions (FSU) and hundreds of thousands (Japan and Leica). Many from 1930ies and 1950ies still works. My M4-2 from ......
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 95
Views: 3,511
Posted By Ko.Fe.
So, every leica camera at the end of production...

So, every leica camera at the end of production is M-E. E fur End.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Jane Bown.

Jane Bown.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,602
Posted By Ko.Fe.
OP is cheappo. Agat 18 is for OP. The only...

OP is cheappo. Agat 18 is for OP.

The only half-frame with decent lens and works is Oly.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I ditched canon printers long time ago. Epson.

I ditched canon printers long time ago. Epson.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 561
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Old Leica meters are something odd. Scratching...

Old Leica meters are something odd. Scratching camera top and makes it bulky.

I used Sekonic Twinmate for years, until I learned the exposure. Indoors is nothing special and light is always light as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,527
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Wrong statement. "What camera should I get rid of...

Wrong statement. "What camera should I get rid of next" is correct.
At least this is what I'm asking myself if I have more than ten cameras.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 556
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Trust nobody, yea. CLA manual for film M is...

Trust nobody, yea.
CLA manual for film M is available on-line. Several items, steps are listed - if not adjustable, replace.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,555
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Voigtlander VM Nokton 50mm f1.5 Zeiss Planar ZM...

Voigtlander VM Nokton 50mm f1.5
Zeiss Planar ZM 50mm f2.0

I had them at the same time.

VM. Odd body shape, stiff focus, so-so, self unscrewing shade. Sharp wide open with visible purple fringing...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 3,594
Posted By Ko.Fe.
+1. Twenty years and many still can't see...

+1.

Twenty years and many still can't see difference between digital and film. It was, is nothing but pixels for those many and twenty years.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 902
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Rather than sometimes more nervous bokeh with...

Rather than sometimes more nervous bokeh with some non Leica lenses, I'm struggling to find really big difference among modern RF lenses on M-E.
Have you tried Nokton 35 1.4? Nice lens with fine...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 2,642
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Outcome is misaligned with title and subforum.

Outcome is misaligned with title and subforum.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 3,594
Posted By Ko.Fe.
How much sensor crop factor is affecting it? Is...

How much sensor crop factor is affecting it? Is it just works as 645 instead of 6×6?
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 3,594
Posted By Ko.Fe.
What is this? Digital back with screen? Is it...

What is this? Digital back with screen? Is it working as film back replacement for classic Hasselblad?
....I just watched video. So hard to believe it just this simple.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Thanks for noticing :). Tribeca, Mid-Morning...

Thanks for noticing :).

Tribeca, Mid-Morning Light © 2019 Lcsmith
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/74372/med_U74372I1560601211.SEQ.0.jpg



cafe life #514 © 2019...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 3,122
Posted By Ko.Fe.
You must be under influence... It is old...

You must be under influence...

It is old Russian song. Written by ex-military, lawyer and bureaucrat.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Navrotsky
He served as suppressor of revolution in...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Looks like Minox 35 :).

Looks like Minox 35 :).
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 3,122
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Your from III should work in it. I have Leica LTM...

Your from III should work in it. I have Leica LTM spool in my Zorki.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 3,122
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Did you check curtains and slow speeds?

Did you check curtains and slow speeds?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,151
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I don't think I could process film this good....

I don't think I could process film this good. Makes me want 262 :).
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,151
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Big job was done! Everything, except last one,...

Big job was done!
Everything, except last one, shows no significant difference. :)
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I went from M to AV/TV to P for regular shots...

I went from M to AV/TV to P for regular shots (people and static objects). With Canon, it is this good. Not a Leica for sure, where with my M-E best metering is S16 :).
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 918
Posted By Ko.Fe.
We replant millions of trees in Canada. In...

We replant millions of trees in Canada. In Finland it is the law. Cut the trees, plant the trees.
China? Sounds more like propaganda.
They cut trees in Russian taiga, Zumbia rosewood forest and I'm...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 918
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Where I'm they just take over fields, chop down...

Where I'm they just take over fields, chop down forest and hundreds years old trees to dump another subdivision. They also happily build same kind of housing on top of the closed dump sites. People...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 147
Views: 16,832
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Philadelphia, May 2019. M4-2 and Summarit 35...

Philadelphia, May 2019. M4-2 and Summarit 35...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 1,728
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Wedding still done on film. Hipsters getting...

Wedding still done on film. Hipsters getting married too. Niche market, but exist in populated areas. I have seen film wedding pictures thread at LUF from London based photog. His wedding pictures...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 1,728
Posted By Ko.Fe.
How crazy priced, next to unknown to masses of...

How crazy priced, next to unknown to masses of film users scanners are related to it?
Huss owns the gallery and he is OK with scanning with camera.
Colton scans his color and bw negatives for books....
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 3,594
Posted By Ko.Fe.
It is common for these days style of...

It is common for these days style of politics.

Some not yet news, which some not even able to see or recognize as news. Some are criticizing company for something. And some are quick to brush...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 1,728
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Shocked? Why? Film is not in use anymore by...

Shocked? Why? Film is not in use anymore by professionals where super high resolution is needed. You could scan 135 for decent prints with Plustek and MF, LF with Epson flatbed. For web even camera...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 3,594
Posted By Ko.Fe.
:cool: Those who have purchased bunch of M10 with...

:cool:
Those who have purchased bunch of M10 with all kind of Nostluxes, plus Q, T, X and the rest of ABC and dying to spend money on else ?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 1,728
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Which "clients"? For scans, film is 99% amateur...

Which "clients"? For scans, film is 99% amateur market. Rather than forum grearheads, those like me are happy with Epson, Plustek and some cheap no-name manufactured and sold in/from China. Kodak...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,255
Posted By Ko.Fe.
M2 with 35mm lens. Because I ditched 40mm lens...

M2 with 35mm lens.
Because I ditched 40mm lens and MF :).

Then VM went abroad, didn't she left the Flex at home as well?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 593
Posted By Ko.Fe.
You are missinformed. Here is bulk bw film. More...

You are missinformed.
Here is bulk bw film. More cheaper than any c-41 film. And here is hc-110 and some other developers which lasts for years.
Not to mention what conversion is not looking as good...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-13-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,532
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Despite making of some tools, Leica known for...

Despite making of some tools, Leica known for photography is known for making most nice and easy to use cameras.
HCB and many others ditched MF because Leica become available.
Then I purchased...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-12-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I never bothered to measure and deal with this....

I never bothered to measure and deal with this. My FED-2 lens passport is saying it is 28.87...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-12-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 509
Posted By Ko.Fe.
You could still find filters set which is...

You could still find filters set which is mountable on the enlarger lens.

Use same developer, dilution, film, paper and easel. And try to make correct exposures. With all of these consistent, at...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-12-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,541
Posted By Ko.Fe.
To me it is awful experience, never worked for...

To me it is awful experience, never worked for me. Wasting of my time. If people are good for me, they will give decent price. If they treat you like idiot, they start with high price.
The whole...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-12-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,541
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Put the highest price you want to sell in...

Put the highest price you want to sell in BIN.
Enable OBO and put lowest price you want to sell.
Low ballers will send their offers , not messages and will get rejected automatically.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-11-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,460
Posted By Ko.Fe.
If you could get ground glass (small to be in the...

If you could get ground glass (small to be in the film chanel) and magnifying loupe you could check on infinity and at close distance (with light on the target, like black cross on white paper).
I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 1,341
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Will do avec plesir!

Will do avec plesir!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-11-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Use paper. It has different thickness. Notepads,...

Use paper. It has different thickness. Notepads, business cards, printing plane paper and waxed paper.
This is what was in use originally. Waxed paper.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 849
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Lens max aperture and film ISO. The rest is...

Lens max aperture and film ISO.
The rest is irrelevant. If day time only, it doesn't matter at all.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,664
Posted By Ko.Fe.
While on single income we purchased amateur model...

While on single income we purchased amateur model Canon 500D. I covered Canon and T1i (red) logos.
To feel good among those with large DSLRs.

While out of job, I taped top of M4-2 with white masking...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-10-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,859
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Thank you. It is 28 1.9.

Thank you.
It is 28 1.9.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-10-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 644
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I returned Graflex Anniversary 4x5 to full...

I returned Graflex Anniversary 4x5 to full working order. Purchased as is from attic for 100$, CLA'd and sold for more.
I don't think I could do it with digital camera...

Cropping? I rarely use it....
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-10-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,859
Posted By Ko.Fe.
It went to Chicago with me. It gave as accurate...

It went to Chicago with me. It gave as accurate exposures as with S16 meterless M4-2....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,912
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I would suggest to try few cassettes first. I...

I would suggest to try few cassettes first. I have tried it in 120 format and ... it is odd film. IMO.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 06-10-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 735
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I used Oly Zuiko with focus confirmation adapters...

I used Oly Zuiko with focus confirmation adapters on 5D. To be honest, they are nothing special film era lenses.
Honestly, watch how manual focus works on Sony. Every time I watch it, I realize it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-10-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 1,341
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I have similar experience. They say phones have...

I have similar experience.

They say phones have 28mm equivalent lens. I crop it to square, too much of the space in full frame. I walked with it in Philadelphia after I run out of film. I didn't...
Forum: Photo Software 06-08-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,962
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I have version 4 something and it works comparing...

I have version 4 something and it works comparing to trashy and crashy v6, which I received with M-E.
Standalone versions are available on eBay....
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-08-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,374
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Why Film vs Digital threads never shows on the...

Why Film vs Digital threads never shows on the Home page?

I like digital color for family pictures. No reason to deal with film for this.
But...
I went to see Fred Herzog work in Vancouver. Big...
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-07-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,374
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Hug? I shot digital and film. No point of...

Hug? I shot digital and film. No point of lecturing me. I shoot digital on ISO 12800 since 2010. In color. It is not how to shoot. It is about film been looking way different from digital.

I just...
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-07-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,374
Posted By Ko.Fe.
It is not opinion. It is fact. I can't get the...

It is not opinion. It is fact. I can't get the same with digital cameras.
Otherwise I would have ditch the film already.
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-07-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,374
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Here is no diffrence between bw and c-41/e6/ecn2....

Here is no diffrence between bw and c-41/e6/ecn2. I do it all at home.
One L c-41 kit will easily give 20 film. I discard it after more than one year and 30+ films.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-06-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Pull out all film. Fold it to have it half and...

Pull out all film. Fold it to have it half and half. Cut where middle is.
One part will be exposed, then part still connected to cassette will be not exposed.
Roll it in and re use.
It will works for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 741
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I have dozen of film cameras I don't need. All I...

I have dozen of film cameras I don't need. All I need is couple of fillm M and one SLR. I have two thirds of what I use already. At some point, I let the rest go.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-05-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 906
Posted By Ko.Fe.
M7 is only serviced by Leica with unknown...

M7 is only serviced by Leica with unknown availability of electronic parts.
Is not long term use camera. Sell it, M9 and get M10.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-05-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,447
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I check it few times per week, post once in a...

I check it few times per week, post once in a while.
I see not so much change from few years ago.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-04-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 9,925
Posted By Ko.Fe.
OP? Probably using phone by now. :). As for...

OP? Probably using phone by now. :).

As for quality comparison comment. Yea...
I hear how Pies just keep on working, despite wrinkled curtains and not so great VFs.
I have IId (I guess) and build is...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-04-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 553
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Wide to narrow is vague argument. And has nothing...

Wide to narrow is vague argument. And has nothing to do with geographical locations.
It is how you are able to shoot. Nothing else. I have seen HCB pictures taken with 50 all over the world. Europe...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-03-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,159
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Das ist Krapitz.

Das ist Krapitz.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-02-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Shutter is toasted according to the video.

Shutter is toasted according to the video.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-02-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 512
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I develop FB and RC paper. No difference....

I develop FB and RC paper. No difference. Developing time depends on concentration of developer.

I recommend to check this sawing first without any developer. Just to see if it actually possible.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-02-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Maybe it was serviced with WD-40.

Maybe it was serviced with WD-40.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-02-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,313
Posted By Ko.Fe.
From photographer POV, one which has metal VF, RF...

From photographer POV, one which has metal VF, RF lenses holder. Those with plastic will have it fall off and lose one of the lens (which are no available as part anymore). Plastic from fifties is...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-02-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By Ko.Fe.
UV filters on digital cameras is most common...

UV filters on digital cameras is most common topic I have seen in the last decade.
UV on DSLR is the degradation of quality or just useless at...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-01-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,313
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Makes sense now. :)

Makes sense now. :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-01-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,313
Posted By Ko.Fe.
f2.8 lens this huge? Looks like M5 lens. :)

f2.8 lens this huge? Looks like M5 lens. :)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-01-2019
Replies: 1,819
Views: 290,448
Posted By Ko.Fe.
M-E with Ultron 28...

M-E with Ultron 28 1.9.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47982755227_b2d4841c3d_c.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,360
Posted By Ko.Fe.
EOS 300, new for 200$ in nineties. Three current...

EOS 300, new for 200$ in nineties.
Three current models of L zooms works well with it.

M-E works with m39 close up ring and any Rigid 50mm Industar.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,313
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I'm afraid M5 VF is not close enough to the edge....

I'm afraid M5 VF is not close enough to the edge. Then it like this my schobel get squeezed or I have to turn head.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,313
Posted By Ko.Fe.
It looks huge on images, how it is in real...

It looks huge on images, how it is in real handling? Like walking with it every day on one week trip. I'm using neck strap or keep it in the backpack while I"m working.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-31-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,122
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Z-6 s with sharp tooths on stiff realese. With...

Z-6 s with sharp tooths on stiff realese. With advance travel way too long. It looks nice, but I have sore index finger after couple of rolls with it.
And I never made FED3 working again :).
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,313
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I sold another two film M and will keep just one,...

I sold another two film M and will keep just one, because of the CLA cost.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,313
Posted By Ko.Fe.
He lost me on "M3 is Ugly".

He lost me on "M3 is Ugly".
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-30-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 854
Posted By Ko.Fe.
You could pay 2K$ for film M only if you are...

You could pay 2K$ for film M only if you are willing to. But you don"t have to. Where are plenty of film M for much less. But I guess Leica label and new neck strap was on higher priority :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-27-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I'm considering it as sport. Sport is done with...

I'm considering it as sport. Sport is done with muscle. GW was injured while on the front line of the game field.
Sport photography is done close or remotely. Remember this UWA shot from the top of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-26-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By Ko.Fe.
:) Every RF is different. Here is no such simple...

:)

Every RF is different. Here is no such simple access with Leica to toss not fitting in size, overpriced (and useless liquid for cleaning) swabs kits. :cool:

Instructions how to replace Leica...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-26-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,122
Posted By Ko.Fe.
M3 is under 1K$ camera. Not really valuable....

M3 is under 1K$ camera. Not really valuable.
Been recognized on the street is part of the honest, humanist photography.
HCB was acting like hunting crane bird and GW was just plowing...
Forum: Digital Compacts 05-26-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By Ko.Fe.
We purchased cheapest GoPro. It is high quality...

We purchased cheapest GoPro. It is high quality camera. Skiing in warm winter and diving in cold summer is taken with it. :) Our youngest one just likes to record herself at home with it as well...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-25-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By Ko.Fe.
LED works in enlargers....

LED works in enlargers.
https://www.photrio.com/forum/threads/using-off-the-shelf-led-bulbs-in-an-enlarger.111202/
Where are dimmable LED bulbs as well.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-25-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 795
Posted By Ko.Fe.
It depends on self-limits.... I'm taking it...

It depends on self-limits....
I'm taking it @2500 with M-E, because I'm ISO400 @3200 film pusher and I'm using my 2008 made DSLR max ISO12800, because I learned how to use high ISO on APS-C and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-25-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,122
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I have no idea why you are spending time to get...

I have no idea why you are spending time to get FSU RF if you have working III. Any FSU RF LTM is just bad copy or simply ugly and bad function camera comparing to III. Zorki VF has nothing to do...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 05-24-2019
Replies: 595
Views: 72,676
Posted By Ko.Fe.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47927105697_a8...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47927105697_a897eb3a48_b.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-24-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,122
Posted By Ko.Fe.
And you could beat with P as well. It is larger...

And you could beat with P as well. It is larger than M.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-24-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 2,823
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I don't thing Germans are in fashion elite. They...

I don't thing Germans are in fashion elite.
They are trying to make it as boutique kit, with purses and lens color matching nails polishing.... But it is lipstick on the pig result.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-24-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,122
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Giving next to not existing service for FSU, made...

Giving next to not existing service for FSU, made in Japan old RF are better alternative for overpriced Leica LTM. I'm just not sure why fixed lens camera with antique electronics is better than no...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-24-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,122
Posted By Ko.Fe.
If you'll get camera from him, test its all...

If you'll get camera from him, test its all speeds with film right away.....
For now I just rely on cameras I could fix by myself.
Fed-2 and Zorki. Those are elegant and simple FSU RF.
The rest of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-24-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,122
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I purchased around seven FSU LTM RF in 2018. Only...

I purchased around seven FSU LTM RF in 2018. Only one of them worked. "Fresh" FED 5B. The rest was with uneven exposures. For cameras made in seventies or earlier it means CLA.
Next to none of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-23-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,122
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Nothing strange here. First, it was not rare, but...

Nothing strange here. First, it was not rare, but not this common. Most of the made in USSR worked.
Second, it was very different back then. Things were often purchased just once.
One camera, lens...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-22-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,122
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Yep, every Zorki off the eBay in working...

Yep, every Zorki off the eBay in working condition, I have purchased, needed at least curtains change.
How those scammers are getting thousands of positive 100% is eBay dirty secret.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-21-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 695
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I can't buy Rodinal in Canada, if I'm not...

I can't buy Rodinal in Canada, if I'm not mistaken. It comes under another name and just fine developer. It goes dark brown and crystals on the bottom, but it works just fine....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-21-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 531
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I have 16-35 L 2.8 II and it is just another lens...

I have 16-35 L 2.8 II and it is just another lens which leaves no practical reasons to buy RF lenses in 16-28 focal lengths. Even small size doesn't count for optical quality and large aperture, plus...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-21-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 531
Posted By Ko.Fe.
For those like you I had picture of me and my...

For those like you I had picture of me and my in-law laughing. Picture was taken with 50L and @1.2.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46989110805_a6a8be77df_b.jpg

I can't take seriously non AF...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-21-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 531
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Very misleading post and inaccurate post. 50...

Very misleading post and inaccurate post.



50 1.8 USM is optically improved. 40 2.8 is new lens.
Where are MII L lenses with different optical formulas.
35 L MII is 2016 lens.
35 f2 IS is new...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-21-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 531
Posted By Ko.Fe.
ES-65 came with my 50 1.8...

ES-65 came with my 50 1.8 MkI.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Canon-ES-65-Lens-Hood-50mm/dp/B004UAES90

Those YN lenses were out for long time. Every time I read review about them, I'm not convinced. :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-21-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 531
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I have original 50 1.8 with all caps and hood as...

I have original 50 1.8 with all caps and hood as made in Japan, plus L style lens pouch for 100usd.
If you read review on YN 50 1.8 it is optically worse than original. But might be fine on...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-20-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 983
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Very good!

Very good!
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,676
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Current dictator of NK spend some time in...

Current dictator of NK spend some time in Switzerland.
And Pol Pot lived in France.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-20-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,122
Posted By Ko.Fe.
If filter will not screw, I would return it. With...

If filter will not screw, I would return it. With filter on, this lens doesn't need hood. And front element is soft, better to be protected.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,676
Posted By Ko.Fe.
More like propaganda spreader. According to her...

More like propaganda spreader. According to her doctrine every male person who participated in cars, photo, watches forums is homophobic.
I guess, every person who is willing to learn, ask, share and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,676
Posted By Ko.Fe.
If you look at any developed and established...

If you look at any developed and established forum, most significant part of are threads with pictures. On dedicated threads and in forum galleries. Gear talk is not something prevalent.
Maybe on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-19-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 780
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Where are thousands of shots on the net with 28...

Where are thousands of shots on the net with 28 2.8 ASPH.

Seven thousands here:
https://www.flickr.com/groups/leicaelmarit-m28mmf28asph/

Reviews on Elmarit-M 28 2.8 ASPH on the...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 05-19-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,058
Posted By Ko.Fe.
On top of it all of those complains about weight...

On top of it all of those complains about weight and size are not really relevant. X-Pro is huge. And it can't do much better than digital Canon Rebel, which is same size if not more compact. Pancake...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-19-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,273
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I'm sure somewhere on on walls where this air...

I'm sure somewhere on on walls where this air pollution for no reason celebration festivity is going to be, you'll see Leica Q2 and Fuji x100f advertisement.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-19-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 2,488
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I just realized it has audio :). So it is...

I just realized it has audio :). So it is documentary!
Been born and raised in multi-million city and still keeping its way I'm intrigued how people live Walmart/Drugshoppers free places. We are back...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-19-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,122
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Keep in mind, those cameras and lenses were made...

Keep in mind, those cameras and lenses were made in huge numbers. Smenas and Fed-2 where made in millions. Some of them could come with defect.
You have never returned defect product purchased...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-18-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By Ko.Fe.
If I want to see how lens does on M I'm taking...

If I want to see how lens does on M I'm taking slightly more and slightly different pictures than weeds. :)
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 05-18-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,058
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I don't need to buy X, Z, R, A and so on. It's...

I don't need to buy X, Z, R, A and so on. It's easy. Every time I just play with one in the store, I'm back to DSLR as most confident image taker. :D
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-18-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,122
Posted By Ko.Fe.
You have odd description of bad and quality...

You have odd description of bad and quality control. Sounds like total newbie in RF. :D
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-18-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,122
Posted By Ko.Fe.
First link is hijacked now. Here is direct one to...

First link is hijacked now. Here is direct one to the manual I used:
http://pentax-manuals.com/repairs/j3service.pdf
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-18-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,791
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I guess you haven't took pictures of people...

I guess you haven't took pictures of people moving between sun and shadow for a while.


:) Two devices are never faster than one. But for yours static objects representing the nice things from the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-18-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,122
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I used one manual from Brian Sweeny, but could...

I used one manual from Brian Sweeny, but could find it anymore.
Basically with J3 you need to remove entire lens block from focus assembly and on lens block you will see shimming ring. I'm using it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-18-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 531
Posted By Ko.Fe.
It means no consumerism and population grow....

It means no consumerism and population grow.

While G5 and after it, will not stimulate population, but consumerism for sure.
My iPhone 4c is still better than any newer phone and our two old iPads...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 05-17-2019
Replies: 595
Views: 72,676
Posted By Ko.Fe.
M-E. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/329284544...

M-E.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32928454477_44025664cd_b.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-17-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,122
Posted By Ko.Fe.
You would have to, if it will be necessary. I...

You would have to, if it will be necessary. I don't know anything about string type, but FSU collimation and following standards is not something written on the rock.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-17-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,791
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Here is no situation then you can't check...

Here is no situation then you can't check exposure by probe shots.
On digital. On film I don't use any exposure meter, just my brain.
It works with e6, ecn2, c41 and bw.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 531
Posted By Ko.Fe.
BW film pictures only valuable on prints. IMO. I...

BW film pictures only valuable on prints. IMO.
I also like to print from digital cameras, in color on glossy 4x6.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-17-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,122
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Check...

Check here:
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=123588
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 2,845
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Followed by you logic, nobody should buy instax,...

Followed by you logic, nobody should buy instax, because it have next to zero quality.

DSLRS have green box. Press one button, picture is taken. But it is not about simplicity of taking picture. It...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 2,845
Posted By Ko.Fe.
:rolleyes: It must be something kincky....

:rolleyes:

It must be something kincky. ;)


Those instaxes are collecting dust everywhere, almost at any store. Yet, I have seen people using these cameras in public maybe four times in ten years....
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 2,845
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I'm still finding Kodak C-41 to be very different...

I'm still finding Kodak C-41 to be very different and more pleasing than digital. Well, maybe Ricoh GRII and III. And some of Olympus :).
But Fuji... you really have to learn a lot to get decent...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 05-16-2019
Replies: 595
Views: 72,676
Posted By Ko.Fe.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33988888718_d6...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33988888718_d684c42d95_o.jpg
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-16-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 772
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Explanation means nothing until you will fix the...

Explanation means nothing until you will fix the problem.
I cured my 4am leaks starting from where I mentioned.
And then I applied some other patches. But if you think what Mark's explanation is...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-16-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 444
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Blick or Blik on Ebay.

Blick or Blik on Ebay.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-16-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,122
Posted By Ko.Fe.
J8 is just neutral lens. With two choices. White,...

J8 is just neutral lens. With two choices. White, which could be from fifties and black, which are up to nineties. Blacks have more modern rendering and easy to shim.
J3 is character lens at f1.5 and...
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