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Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 23 Hours Ago
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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 23 Hours Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 2,697
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 23 Hours Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Looks like Minox 35 :).

Looks like Minox 35 :).
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 1 Day Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 2,697
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 1 Day Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 2,697
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Did you check curtains and slow speeds?

Did you check curtains and slow speeds?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Day Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 978
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 2 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 978
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 2 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 291
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 2 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 718
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 2 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 718
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 3 Days Ago
Replies: 147
Views: 16,216
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Philadelphia, May 2019. M4-2 and Summarit 35...

Philadelphia, May 2019. M4-2 and Summarit 35...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 3 Days Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 1,500
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 3 Days Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 1,500
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 3 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,627
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 3 Days Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 1,500
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 3 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,627
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 3 Days Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 1,500
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 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 894
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 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 472
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 5 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,477
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 5 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 359
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 6 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 426
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 6 Days Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,142
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 6 Days Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,142
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 6 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 1,354
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 6 Days Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,204
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Will do avec plesir!

Will do avec plesir!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 359
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 730
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 108
Views: 2,474
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,602
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 556
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,602
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 2,588
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 619
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,204
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,632
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,095
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,095
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,095
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,095
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 195
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 671
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 843
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: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 826
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 9,737
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 491
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,061
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Das ist Krapitz.

Das ist Krapitz.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Shutter is toasted according to the video.

Shutter is toasted according to the video.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 436
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 500
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Maybe it was serviced with WD-40.

Maybe it was serviced with WD-40.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 2,959
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 253
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 2,959
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Makes sense now. :)

Makes sense now. :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 2,959
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,819
Views: 289,332
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,945
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 2,959
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 2,959
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 2,697
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 2,959
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 2,959
Posted By Ko.Fe.
He lost me on "M3 is Ugly".

He lost me on "M3 is Ugly".
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 794
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 348
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 250
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 2,697
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 288
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 323
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 712
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 2,697
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 595
Views: 72,482
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 2,697
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 2,098
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 2,697
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 2,697
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 2,697
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 2,697
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 2,697
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 658
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 480
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 480
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 480
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 480
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 480
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 901
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Very good!

Very good!
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 2,573
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 2,697
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 2,573
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 2,573
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 730
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 751
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,140
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 2,379
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 2,697
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 420
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 751
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 2,697
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 2,697
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,663
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 2,697
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 505
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 595
Views: 72,482
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 2,697
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,663
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 505
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 2,697
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Check...

Check here:
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=123588
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 2,674
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 2,674
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 2,674
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 595
Views: 72,482
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 696
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 386
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Blick or Blik on Ebay.

Blick or Blik on Ebay.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 2,697
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...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 696
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I would start with fresh light seal on the body...

I would start with fresh light seal on the body Chanel at perimeter of removable back.
Black wool thread is what was and is in use.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 290
Views: 39,532
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Thank you, Pavel and Trung. I was going to submit...

Thank you, Pavel and Trung.
I was going to submit it for lens culture bw contest, but after reading contest rules I realized they don't want it. Every other contest have rules to rule out photos...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 419
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Shop around. I have case logic tiny case....

Shop around. I have case logic tiny case. Purchased in charity shop.
It fits rf kit, second lens and film. I use it to keep gear in backpack which is with me at trains, planes and automobiles.
Forum: Photo Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 947
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I learned how to take SOOC images good for...

I learned how to take SOOC images good for prints, with next to none editing in LR 3.something.
I could still clone out few pimples with it.
I also recieved one of latest SA LR with M-E. This...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,485
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Lomography is not about poor students in Austria...

Lomography is not about poor students in Austria using cheap film and dirt cheap lomo cameras anymore. Those guys are grown up and selling it for lazy hipsters.
You could still practice true...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 2,674
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Mass production and consumption belongs to mobile...

Mass production and consumption belongs to mobile phones. If you need regular subject picture or video for sharing on social media, no cameras are needed.
Manufacturers who are only making consumer...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,642
Posted By Ko.Fe.
It has very nice and perfect rendering. Better...

It has very nice and perfect rendering. Better than Skopar. Character comes with optical defects of old LTM lenses.
My copy was not soft wide open at all.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 595
Views: 72,482
Posted By Ko.Fe.
4x6 prints. Leica...

4x6 prints. Leica M-E.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33975369898_01574f8f21_o.jpg


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47800572552_543ce4372c_o.jpg...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 470
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Once upon a time it was called as...

Once upon a time it was called as cross-processing.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-14-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 470
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I develop ecn2 in rodinal and else. C-41 should...

I develop ecn2 in rodinal and else. C-41 should be the same. I don't use one hour developing.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-14-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,298
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Did you run specific tests to measure it? If not,...

Did you run specific tests to measure it?
If not, it is all subjective. From my perspective Ultrafine 400 is crappier than K400.
:)
Forum: Travel 05-13-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,071
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Very good quality!

Very good quality!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-13-2019
Replies: 290
Views: 39,532
Posted By Ko.Fe.
M4-2 with Summarit 35 and Ultrafine Xtreme 400. I...

M4-2 with Summarit 35 and Ultrafine Xtreme 400. I haven't print from it, but I don't like it on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-13-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 5,113
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Upload is not working. *******s.

Upload is not working. *******s.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-12-2019
Replies: 147
Views: 16,216
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Near Dallas Airport. With M4-2 and Summarit...

Near Dallas Airport. With M4-2 and Summarit 35.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47785506032_7c7f4080c4_o.jpg

While onroute Toronto-Dallas, I was recognized by another RFF member. This is what...
Forum: Digital Compacts 05-12-2019
Replies: 284
Views: 17,139
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Wow, J posted three pictures!!! :)

Wow, J posted three pictures!!! :)
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-12-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 677
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Microfiber cloth. It rains today.

Microfiber cloth. It rains today.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-11-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,298
Posted By Ko.Fe.
They say ultrafine 400 is rebadged Kentmere.

They say ultrafine 400 is rebadged Kentmere.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-10-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Then you are taking focus test image on one meter...

Then you are taking focus test image on one meter of focus checking ruler under 45 degree, if in focus part is in front of the zero mark it is front focus. If lens is in focus behind of zero mark it...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-10-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By Ko.Fe.
If it is front focus you are adding shims, not...

If it is front focus you are adding shims, not removing.
I cut extra shims from paper, using original shim as template.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-10-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 362
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Do you need fashion statement or low profile? L...

Do you need fashion statement or low profile? L is taller than my Zorki, which is earlier Barnack copy. L is also most loud shutter in Bessa. As loud as in SLR.
The only reason to get L is its well...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-09-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 719
Posted By Ko.Fe.
My first was am. Everything worked after fixing...

My first was am. Everything worked after fixing light leaks.
Four crapped out on second film. Shutter ribbon broke in the middle.
Two was working but it was after two recent services.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,298
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Kentmere 400 should be pushable at least @1600.

Kentmere 400 should be pushable at least @1600.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-08-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 899
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I didn't find anything wrong with 50 E bokeh. But...

I didn't find anything wrong with 50 E bokeh. But it was kind of not something I liked on prints. Kiev SLR f mount 50/2 lens was superior to it and to many RF 50mm lenses I owned.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-08-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 557
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I only travel if employer send me. For the rest...

I only travel if employer send me.
For the rest i"m stuck in Miton.
I don't drive, I walk. Streets without people. Empty parks, sold for builders fields.
The only bad weather I know is rain. Here is...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-07-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By Ko.Fe.
If BH doesn't show it as discontinued, it...

If BH doesn't show it as discontinued, it isn't:).

I quit from using Canon FF DSLR outside. But my plastic film Rebel is same size as RP.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-07-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,149
Posted By Ko.Fe.
1 and 9. One takes it wide, another squeeze...

1 and 9. One takes it wide, another squeeze perspective.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-06-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,063
Posted By Ko.Fe.
One of the few remaining local camera stores have...

One of the few remaining local camera stores have very skilled person for bw negatives inkjet prints. Halton Camera Exchange. Feels as good as darkroom prints, if they are framed and under glass....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-06-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,072
Posted By Ko.Fe.
So. He didn't fight with nazies, he didn't...

So. He didn't fight with nazies, he didn't escaped three times. Nor he was living by hunting and getting paid for. And he followed China Red Army in the golden zeppelin.

How long the true...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-06-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,184
Posted By Ko.Fe.
We have to look from entire market perspective. ...

We have to look from entire market perspective.
Here is dump of cheap MiC manual focus lenses. All looks the same. Including 7A.
And this market is much wider than just RF.
How Cosina would stand...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-05-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,184
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Best way to discuss the lens is to look at the...

Best way to discuss the lens is to look at the pictures. In review pictures I did not find anything retro or lomo. As for sharpness, it is hard to judge for it by pictures at high iso and handheld....
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-04-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,184
Posted By Ko.Fe.
He reads "retro" and assumes it is retro in...

He reads "retro" and assumes it is retro in rendering. Retro ASPH lens.
What a tool.

https://lens-db.com/cosina-voigtlander-ultron-35mm-f2-aspherical-vm-2018/
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-04-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Where is selfie? :) Welcome to the club. This...

Where is selfie? :)

Welcome to the club. This lens is probably even better than current Leica remake.
Looks like yours was polished and re-lubed before sale. If optics has no haze, it won't even...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-04-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 617
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I prefer user which was already taken care of....

I prefer user which was already taken care of.
Yet, strangely, I prefer new lenses with warranty. Then possible. :)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-03-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 788
Posted By Ko.Fe.
What is new in exterior?

What is new in exterior?
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 798
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Some lenses have awful bokeh. Like those with...

Some lenses have awful bokeh. Like those with swirl.
Some makes bokeh the subject at its own. It means no difference from looking at f5.6 to f 1.2-1.5 images.
I really miss f1.2 bokeh of Canon 50L...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-01-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 821
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Nikon bias detected. Who needs sophisticated...

Nikon bias detected.
Who needs sophisticated metering if next to any film camera with exposure meter and auto-exposure is giving fine negatives?
I'm having hard time to remember then XA failed me on...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-01-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 265
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-01-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Sorry, I did not made any instructions. The...

Sorry, I did not made any instructions.
The trick is to make marks on corresponding parts and pictures how and where these marks were aligned.
Rotate focus to see what is holding it to have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-30-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 821
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Here is my favorite with similar body. Maybe one...

Here is my favorite with similar body. Maybe one day, I'll get one back.
My very first camera.

http://www.sovietcams.com/sovietcams/m/m_images/wfiles/i60guu12890.jpg...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-30-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By Ko.Fe.
If lens of this age is tight, it might be...

If lens of this age is tight, it might be something else.
This lens might be dropped before.

I disassembled, re-lujbed it and put it back some years ago.
I was using this thread to start....
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-30-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 956
Posted By Ko.Fe.
40/2 CLE version price is 400. So, camera price...

40/2 CLE version price is 400. So, camera price is 300. 150 per year. It craps out after two years and you will sell it for 100 for parts. 100 per year. This is what you afraid of.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-30-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 821
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I didn't know this Zenit was another Leica...

I didn't know this Zenit was another Leica knock-off.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-30-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 925
Posted By Ko.Fe.
These days any digital Leica is special edition....

These days any digital Leica is special edition. Any Leica is self priced to be out from regular cameras sales. It is boutique style product. I was getting my M-E from special location with mostly...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-29-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 759
Posted By Ko.Fe.
In 1947 they had card distribution for food...

In 1947 they had card distribution for food removed.
In eighties we didn't have coffee. In many cities cream was not existing.

The only mix we were making is 99% alcohol with wild berries juice....
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-28-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 759
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Another strange name is Moscow Mule. As of person...

Another strange name is Moscow Mule. As of person who was born, raised, educated and lived in Moscow, Russia I have no idea why this names comes up. We don't drink anything like this. And we drink a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-28-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I had Summaron 35 3.5 M mount, no goggles. It was...

I had Summaron 35 3.5 M mount, no goggles. It was activating 35mm frames on M4-2.
Isn't this lens version called as M2 version?
Any way, nicely build, but nothing special in rendering. Less...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-28-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,758
Posted By Ko.Fe.
In sixteens my parents received FED-2 as wedding...

In sixteens my parents received FED-2 as wedding gift. But not many pictures were taken.

In 2018 my father was kicked out from job he was since sixties. His re-calculated (not so long time ago)...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-28-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,179
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Nothing else renders like Canon 50L (for me)....

Nothing else renders like Canon 50L (for me). Which is f1.2. Even at f5.6.
I miss this plastic and glue 1K$ lens. :)

And not so long time ago I have noticed what this Leica 50 1.1 if not faster lens...
Forum: Travel 04-28-2019
Replies: 154
Views: 4,829
Posted By Ko.Fe.
If not on NG, then in the book!

If not on NG, then in the book!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-28-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 4,288
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I must have wrong eyes, I'm finding 21mm to be my...

I must have wrong eyes, I'm finding 21mm to be my what I'm able to see and understand zone. :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-28-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By Ko.Fe.
In meters it is one meter, most of more less...

In meters it is one meter, most of more less modern lenses could focus 0.7 meters.
0.7 meters is the arm length.
> is more, < is less, btw.

Any other technical questions?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-28-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 492
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Based on my own expirience, almost all RF lenses...

Based on my own expirience, almost all RF lenses are easy to lubricate. If you are confident with reconnecting of focus helicoid tubes...
With FSU LTM RF lenses it is not as difficult as with some...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-27-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 492
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Zorki is very, very different from...

Zorki is very, very different from Zorki-4.
Anything after FED-2 is can of worms.
Any FSU RF is something you never know if you'll be able to put together. Crappy quality metal parts, soft threads...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-27-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 492
Posted By Ko.Fe.
To be honest, none. But you could still try Oleg...

To be honest, none. But you could still try Oleg in Russia.
http://www.okvintagecamera.com/
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-27-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,179
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Entire image rendering is just awful. IMO. Where...

Entire image rendering is just awful. IMO. Where are much better lenses, but no status, only good rendering.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-27-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 313
Posted By Ko.Fe.
"Doctor, I have this scratch" "You are...

"Doctor, I have this scratch"
"You are dying"
"How come?"
"I just diagnosed you".

Do you want diagnose to be this accurate?
Sure.
Your camera has hole in it.

Didn't like it?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-24-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,179
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Like John already mentioned, try to talk like...

Like John already mentioned, try to talk like this then you need at least 1/250.
I already tried it, with kids. Good luck to you to get something decent from pillows fight at slow shutter.

Also what...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-24-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,179
Posted By Ko.Fe.
In terms of groceries? I"m not sure if here is...

In terms of groceries?

I"m not sure if here is really this many and not expensive cameras which will give clear ISO 12800.
I'm not even sure if here is any digital camera which will give as good...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,758
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Caribbean Missile Crisis and Vietnam War. But...

Caribbean Missile Crisis and Vietnam War.

But Winogrand was in full swing. Soviet has sixties spring in arts.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-23-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Every one I had was lemon. I think electronics...

Every one I had was lemon. I think electronics from it were transferred to Volkswagen.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,621
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I learned from videos of GW, HCB, BG and so...

I learned from videos of GW, HCB, BG and so on... videos, interviews.
If it is in you, something what they telling will resonate.
It is impossible to teach if here is something missing. Just...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-22-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Don't know why I didn't recycled this way my two...

Don't know why I didn't recycled this way my two 35 Minoxes...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-21-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Look at this heavily used...

Look at this heavily used Bessa!
https://www.cameradactyl.com/buttergrip/bessar

This company, folks really knows what for camera is. Even Canadian Cron on it is trashed...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-21-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,010
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Why didn't they include pictures taken by German...

Why didn't they include pictures taken by German Leica in their own, nazies concentraiton...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-21-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 970
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Optically they are the same.

Optically they are the same.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-20-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Left handle is missing :) .

Left handle is missing :) .
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-20-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 970
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I went through all three versions. I found...

I went through all three versions. I found Classic to be less prone for aperture ring shift (due to close distance to focus ring) and not flaring.
It also not limited by 0.9m as P.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-20-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 731
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Nice to see someone else taking time to do...

Nice to see someone else taking time to do darkroom prints. And to be brave with toning.
Not sure if Rodinal is best solution for 400 films, but results looks fine.

I don't know if Instagram is...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-20-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,689
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I asked one well known photog why he switched...

I asked one well known photog why he switched from one of those re-makes from Nikon to old M3. He told me what Nikon felt like hollow tin.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-20-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Are you looking for unicorn? If not, here is...

Are you looking for unicorn?

If not, here is v550 is 160USD new from BH. And you don't need to pay extra money for scanning software, it comes with it. It is best scanning software in industry.
I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-20-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 4,288
Posted By Ko.Fe.
28 mm frames are too close to the edge even...

28 mm frames are too close to the edge even without glasses.
Only small and slow lenses will not block significant part of the frames.
I had 28 Elmarit III and now Ultron 28 1.9 and they are both...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-20-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 970
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Get 40 to 40.5 adapter and filter on it. No hood...

Get 40 to 40.5 adapter and filter on it. No hood needed.

This is what Tom A told about this lens:

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2280792&postcount=15

You must have very...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-20-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 970
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I can't recall distortion to be something bugging...

I can't recall distortion to be something bugging me within years I used all three different versions of this lens. Same about focus shift. Can't recall any.
It was sharp like any other normal lens....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-19-2019
Replies: 1,819
Views: 289,332
Posted By Ko.Fe.
M-E with...

M-E with J-12.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32705396367_e501ee6c97_o.jpg




https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40681292083_f4b45919a1_o.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-19-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 4,288
Posted By Ko.Fe.
We used to have sub-forum for street...

We used to have sub-forum for street photography...
Anyway. We are alive and on the streets.

The usage of the lens depends on the density of the street.
One shoot for all is 35 for me.
Dead streets...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-19-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By Ko.Fe.
As of now we could have both. FF sensor in small...

As of now we could have both. FF sensor in small body already exist. It is Canon EOS RP.
Here is small Sony with FF and fixed lens for years as well.

I don't need to read three articles about...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-19-2019
Replies: 147
Views: 16,216
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Thank you, JA. And special thanks to Roger... I...

Thank you, JA.

And special thanks to Roger...
I hope I'll be able to keep this thread alive for sometime...

Next week I'll work as junior on one tv site near Dallas Airport. I think, I'll take M-E...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-19-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 970
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Cropper will never show FF lens corners. You...

Cropper will never show FF lens corners. You understand it or it is not given to you, yet. :)
Here is next to none modern lens which isn't sharp in the center. In fact my 35 2.8 LTM lens from fifties...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-19-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 970
Posted By Ko.Fe.
It doesn't tell match if ff lens is on x2...

It doesn't tell match if ff lens is on x2 cropper. Diffrent DOF.
And mft has no RF. MDF and WO shows focus shift with many lenses.
You could get it in focus, WO, but closed down it will shift.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,313
Posted By Ko.Fe.
In case if you missed it, Cosina quit from film...

In case if you missed it, Cosina quit from film cameras some years ago. And very few of those who wants this klasse thing is not even niche market. It is no market for Cosina.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-19-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 970
Posted By Ko.Fe.
If it is very sensitive people, restricted,...

If it is very sensitive people, restricted, controlled areas you'll be out just by looking to specific direction and trying to advance.
All of those black on black talks are always nothing but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-18-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 609
Posted By Ko.Fe.
It's because I used to owned it as well :).

It's because I used to owned it as well :).
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-18-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 609
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I advance, focus and frame, then taking it. If no...

I advance, focus and frame, then taking it. If no rush, not sure, I frame, advance and frame, focus.

If right eye is in use, your right hand is holding camera and pressing shutter release. Left is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-18-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 609
Posted By Ko.Fe.
I remember watching him years ago. He is classic...

I remember watching him years ago. He is classic from get go.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-18-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,055
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Solid article with pleasing photos! I went...

Solid article with pleasing photos!

I went through many j-12. Kiev version seems to be sharper, but flaring.
Made in nineties are less sharp, but less flaring.
I'm with first batch of J-12 now....
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-17-2019
Replies: 147
Views: 16,216
Posted By Ko.Fe.
Thread must go on... One day they sent me as not...

Thread must go on...

One day they sent me as not even secondary, but third person for overnight job in Washington. You know, Pentagon and such. I have seen it on taxi ride.
We spend more than twelve...
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