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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 16
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Posted By Erik van Straten
Have you ever tried them? Erik.

Have you ever tried them?


Erik.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 144
Posted By Erik van Straten
Yes, but before you can put the print in the...

Yes, but before you can put the print in the drymount press, it must be dry, yes? You can hang the photos on a clothesline to dry, but how do you get them - curled - in the drymount press?

Before...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 144
Posted By Erik van Straten
I have an huge old German print dryer, Büscher,...

I have an huge old German print dryer, Büscher, from the 1950's. It is a big drum (70cm x 60cm) that is heated. It dries the print under a streched canvas. I put the wet print on a chromed metal...
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 212
Views: 5,113
Posted By Erik van Straten
I had terrible problems with Flickr on my pc...

I had terrible problems with Flickr on my pc (Windows 8.1). My browser is Firefox. Finally I got help from Flickr themselves. They advise to use Chrome instead of Firefox. On Chrome Flickr works...
Forum: Nikon RF 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By Erik van Straten
I have both, they are the same, athough my "S"...

I have both, they are the same, athough my "S" version is even sharper than the "LTM" version. The colour of the coating is different. It is simply another batch.

The market for the "S" version is...
Forum: Nikon RF 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 142
Views: 55,380
Posted By Erik van Straten
Could be that the early "All black Nikkors" were...

Could be that the early "All black Nikkors" were made for a series of black Nikon S cameras that was never made. Only three black painted Nikon S cameras are known.



Erik.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 431
Views: 63,305
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M2, Summilux 35mm f/1.4 steel rim,...

Leica M2, Summilux 35mm f/1.4 steel rim, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 852
Views: 184,576
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M3, Summicron 50mm f/2 rigid, Tmax400,...

Leica M3, Summicron 50mm f/2 rigid, Tmax400, printed on Adox MCC 110.


Erik.


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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 266
Views: 30,844
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M5, Summilux 35mm f/1.4 steelrim, 400-2TMY,...

Leica M5, Summilux 35mm f/1.4 steelrim, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.


Erik.


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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Day Ago
Replies: 461
Views: 94,737
Posted By Erik van Straten
Great shot, Giulio! Very good that you are...

Great shot, Giulio! Very good that you are uploading again.


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Day Ago
Replies: 968
Views: 360,668
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, Pan! I took this picture in 1988, so...

Thank you, Pan! I took this picture in 1988, so this lady must be fifty now. Sansepolcro, Italy.


Erik.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Day Ago
Replies: 220
Views: 7,695
Posted By Erik van Straten
Excellent prints, the ones above! They create...

Excellent prints, the ones above! They create expectations.


Erik.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Day Ago
Replies: 266
Views: 30,844
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica I, Elmar 50mm f/3.5, 400-2TMY, printed on...

Leica I, Elmar 50mm f/3.5, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.


Erik.


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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Day Ago
Replies: 266
Views: 30,844
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica MP, Summaron 35mm f/3.5 LTM, Tmax400,...

Leica MP, Summaron 35mm f/3.5 LTM, Tmax400, printed on Adox MCC 110.


Erik.


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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Day Ago
Replies: 266
Views: 30,844
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M5, Summilux 35mm f/1.4 steelrim, 400-2TMY,...

Leica M5, Summilux 35mm f/1.4 steelrim, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.


Erik.


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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Day Ago
Replies: 266
Views: 30,844
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M5, Nokton 50mm f/1.1, 400-2TMY, printed on...

Leica M5, Nokton 50mm f/1.1, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.


Erik.


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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 2 Days Ago
Replies: 852
Views: 184,576
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M5, Summilux 35mm f/1.4 steelrim, 400-2TMY,...

Leica M5, Summilux 35mm f/1.4 steelrim, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 353
Posted By Erik van Straten
Could be that your rangefinder is off. Is the...

Could be that your rangefinder is off. Is the rangefinder correct at infinity? Easy check: With the lens on infinity, the two images of the rangefinder must coincide: the moon is a good test object...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Days Ago
Replies: 363
Views: 53,502
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica IA (!928), Elmar 50mm f/3.5, 400-2TMY,...

Leica IA (!928), Elmar 50mm f/3.5, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.


Erik.


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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 825
Posted By Erik van Straten
There are not many Leica M repairmen anymore....

There are not many Leica M repairmen anymore. Last year died Scherpenborg from Nijmegen. He worked for ODIN, the Dutch Leica importer, and was trained at Leitz in Wetzlar. Later he worked for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Days Ago
Replies: 496
Views: 140,125
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M5, Summilux 35mm f/1.4 steel rim,...

Leica M5, Summilux 35mm f/1.4 steel rim, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48015756996_21c337e4c0_b.jpg
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 3 Days Ago
Replies: 276
Views: 66,597
Posted By Erik van Straten
It is better to remove the swivels and clasps...

It is better to remove the swivels and clasps completely and replace them with rings.


Erik.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Days Ago
Replies: 496
Views: 140,125
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica MP, Cooke Amotal 2'' f/2, 400-2TMY, printed...

Leica MP, Cooke Amotal 2'' f/2, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Days Ago
Replies: 496
Views: 140,125
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M3, Cooke Amotal 2'' f/2, 400-2TMY, printed...

Leica M3, Cooke Amotal 2'' f/2, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Days Ago
Replies: 3,164
Views: 555,979
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M3, Summilux 50mm f/1.4 v2, PlusX, printed...

Leica M3, Summilux 50mm f/1.4 v2, PlusX, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 335
Views: 196,899
Posted By Erik van Straten
I guess these are very good too, but I've never...

I guess these are very good too, but I've never used them. The earlier version is a masterpiece of engineering, but quite heavy. Optically absolutely first class.


If your lens is in good condition,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Days Ago
Replies: 496
Views: 140,125
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M3, Summicron 50mm f/2 rigid, Tmax400,...

Leica M3, Summicron 50mm f/2 rigid, Tmax400, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48015756521_fc3d633887_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 335
Views: 196,899
Posted By Erik van Straten
I would say than when you use an old Summicron 90...

I would say than when you use an old Summicron 90 - from the sixties, the heavy one, the one Michael has on his belly - the problems with focusing wil be in the camera and not in the lens. The...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 968
Views: 360,668
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M3, Summilux 50mm f/1.4 v2, Tmax100,...

Leica M3, Summilux 50mm f/1.4 v2, Tmax100, printed on Adox MCC 110.

One of Leicas most beautiful bokeh lenses.

Erik.

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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Days Ago
Replies: 496
Views: 140,125
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, yes, it was an early sunday morning...

Thank you, yes, it was an early sunday morning around 1990. Three widows are going to church.


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 2,959
Posted By Erik van Straten
Yes, they made them tighter, so they could make a...

Yes, they made them tighter, so they could make a 28mm frame around them. Neither of them were very precise.


Erik.


Leica M5, 35mm f/1.7 Ultron-M, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Days Ago
Replies: 496
Views: 140,125
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M3, Summicron 50mm f/2 rigid, TriX, printed...

Leica M3, Summicron 50mm f/2 rigid, TriX, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 2,959
Posted By Erik van Straten
Yes, but the framelines of the M5 were much more...

Yes, but the framelines of the M5 were much more precise!


Leica M5, Summilux 35mm f/1.4 steel rim, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.
...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 2,959
Posted By Erik van Straten
Then you know that these cameras had only three...

Then you know that these cameras had only three framelines (M3, M2) or four (M4, M5).


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Days Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 2,959
Posted By Erik van Straten
I don't know if you ever tried an M-Leica newer...

I don't know if you ever tried an M-Leica newer than the M4-2. That camera in itself was not entirely reliable - the machines on wich they were made, were not correctly adjusted - but the later ones...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Days Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 2,959
Posted By Erik van Straten
As far as I know are the framelines of the M4-2...

As far as I know are the framelines of the M4-2 and later (all the models after the M5) less precise than those of all the earlier M camera's. This is because there are too many framelines in them,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 6 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 426
Posted By Erik van Straten
Your pictures are not bad at all! You'll...

Your pictures are not bad at all!

You'll absolutely need a timer and an easel. The enlarger is good, but not for real quality work. For not much money you can get a Leitz Focomat Ic with a filter...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 2,081
Posted By Erik van Straten
Jeffo, is this a monitor built into an old...

Jeffo, is this a monitor built into an old tv-set?


I love the picture.


Erik.
Forum: Nikon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,013
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you Huss; I bought this lens for EUR 75 ......

Thank you Huss; I bought this lens for EUR 75 ... It looks really beautiful on an S2, chrome or black. Optically it is a jewel too.


Erik.
Forum: Nikon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,013
Posted By Erik van Straten
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4860/31910190888_1a2...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4860/31910190888_1a2a0a16b1_z.jpg


A great lens for the S2 is the S Skopar 50mm f/2.5. This lens is in my opinion the best 50mm lens for the Nikon rangefinders. It is...
Forum: Nikon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,013
Posted By Erik van Straten
I'm an S2 fan. I have an original black one. I...

I'm an S2 fan. I have an original black one.

I like the 1:1 viewfinder, it is very precise. No parallax correction needed. I have clip-on correction lenses (these are very hard to find; I got them...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 496
Views: 140,125
Posted By Erik van Straten
Great shot! Erik.

Great shot!


Erik.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 852
Views: 184,576
Posted By Erik van Straten
Flickr is completely out of order here at the...

Flickr is completely out of order here at the moment. Started two days ago. Impossible to use the service.


Erik.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 144
Views: 14,156
Posted By Erik van Straten
[quote=jonmanjiro;2891799] https://live.staticfli...

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(https://flic.kr/p/2g8YDia)Hakuba (https://flic.kr/p/2g8YDia) by Jon...
Forum: Nikon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 754
Views: 236,339
Posted By Erik van Straten
Finally I've found an early All black Nikkor 50mm...

Finally I've found an early All black Nikkor 50mm f/1.4.

As you can read in the books by Bob Rotoloni, these are rather special light weight lenses. These "early black" lenses weigh one third less...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 496
Views: 140,125
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you! The biggest problem is to keep the...

Thank you! The biggest problem is to keep the dust out of the machine.
This account only contains prints on Adox MCC 110 scanned with an Epson...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4,557
Views: 1,300,162
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M3, Nokton 50mm f/1.1, Tmax400, printed on...

Leica M3, Nokton 50mm f/1.1, Tmax400, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 852
Views: 184,576
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M5, Summilux 35mm steelrim, print on Adox...

Leica M5, Summilux 35mm steelrim, print on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 852
Views: 184,576
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica IA(1928), Elmar 35mm f/3.5, 400-2TMY,...

Leica IA(1928), Elmar 35mm f/3.5, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 447
Views: 43,146
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, Pan! Leica M2, Summicron 50mm f/2,...

Thank you, Pan!


Leica M2, Summicron 50mm f/2, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 843
Posted By Erik van Straten
No, but your black chrome starts bubbling. Do you...

No, but your black chrome starts bubbling. Do you live near the sea?


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 843
Posted By Erik van Straten
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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 843
Posted By Erik van Straten
Beautiful serial number, Peter. Erik.

Beautiful serial number, Peter.


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4,557
Views: 1,300,162
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M3, Color Skopar 50mm f/2.5, 400-2TMY,...

Leica M3, Color Skopar 50mm f/2.5, 400-2TMY, printed on MCC 110.

Erik.

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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4,557
Views: 1,300,162
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M3, Cooke Atomal 2'' f/2, 400-2TMY, printed...

Leica M3, Cooke Atomal 2'' f/2, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 2,959
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M3, Cooke Amotal 2'' f/2, 400-2TMY. ...

Leica M3, Cooke Amotal 2'' f/2, 400-2TMY.

Erik.

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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 2,959
Posted By Erik van Straten
Without M3 there would have been no M2. Erik.

Without M3 there would have been no M2.


Erik.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 939
Views: 187,379
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M3, Cooke Amotal 2'' f/2,...

Leica M3, Cooke Amotal 2'' f/2, 400-2TMY.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47995821091_1bf9b30945_c.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 158
Views: 18,647
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M3, Cooke Amotal 2'' f/2, 400-2TMY, printed...

Leica M3, Cooke Amotal 2'' f/2, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48018405443_513d6ae94f_c.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 852
Views: 184,576
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M3, Cooke Amotal 2'' f/2, 400-2TMY, printed...

Leica M3, Cooke Amotal 2'' f/2, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 158
Views: 18,647
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M3, Cooke Amotal 2'' f/2,...

Leica M3, Cooke Amotal 2'' f/2, 400-2TMY.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48018475078_e918786faf_c.jpg
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 142
Views: 55,380
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, Giulio, I know you have a busy life,...

Thank you, Giulio, I know you have a busy life, besides the photography (like me btw.)


Erik.
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,689
Posted By Erik van Straten
In the bokeh-vogue that now is going on (mostly...

In the bokeh-vogue that now is going on (mostly with converted English and French cine-lenses) the original RF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 (not the Olympic or the re-issue) can play a nice role. It produces a...
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 421
Views: 164,496
Posted By Erik van Straten
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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 436
Posted By Erik van Straten
I don't think this is very good for baryt paper,...

I don't think this is very good for baryt paper, but maybe for resin coated. Baryt paper must be in the developer for 3 to 5 minutes, resin coated much shorter.


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 992
Posted By Erik van Straten
The difference with the originals is immediatly...

The difference with the originals is immediatly clear: the original handle of the Leica has no slanting part between the top and the side.


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 2,959
Posted By Erik van Straten
The IIIg is one of the very best Leicas, but...

The IIIg is one of the very best Leicas, but unfortunely the M-lenses cannot be used on the camera.


Erik.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 496
Views: 140,125
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica IA (1928), Elmar 50mm f/3.5, 400-2TMY,...

Leica IA (1928), Elmar 50mm f/3.5, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

5.000 views on Flickr since the day before yesterday.

Erik.

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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 496
Views: 140,125
Posted By Erik van Straten
I have an Epson V600. I scan prints at 600 dpi....

I have an Epson V600. I scan prints at 600 dpi. The prints and the glass of the scanner must be carefully cleaned from dust.


Erik.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 447
Views: 43,146
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M2, Summicron 50mm f/2 v4, 400-2TMY,...

Leica M2, Summicron 50mm f/2 v4, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 852
Views: 184,576
Posted By Erik van Straten
Very nice shot and print, Nokton! Erik.

Very nice shot and print, Nokton!


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 992
Posted By Erik van Straten
I didn't know that. I'll contact Leica for...

I didn't know that. I'll contact Leica for that.


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 992
Posted By Erik van Straten
Well, maybe I'm wrong, getting old, but why was...

Well, maybe I'm wrong, getting old, but why was the lever of the MP given this ugly form? That was because the M6TTL had this huge speed knob. Also the M6TTL and the M7 were higher built than the MP....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 992
Posted By Erik van Straten
Hmmm, Jon, I thought this was the lever of the...

Hmmm, Jon, I thought this was the lever of the M6TTL, but it can be a very early M7; the serial number is from before the MP.

I am sure that at times of the á la carte program the levers of the MP...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 992
Posted By Erik van Straten
Yes, indeed. My MP is a very early one. My...

Yes, indeed. My MP is a very early one.

My M2-lever does not touch the speed dial of the MP when in rest. It just touches the corner of the accessory-shoe.

The ring around the release button on my...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 496
Views: 140,125
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M2, Summicron 50mm f/2 v4, 400-2TMY,...

Leica M2, Summicron 50mm f/2 v4, 400-2TMY, Printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 852
Views: 184,576
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M2, Summilux 50mm f/1.4 v2, Tmax100,...

Leica M2, Summilux 50mm f/1.4 v2, Tmax100, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48015640552_ef023d2b30_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 2,959
Posted By Erik van Straten
Yes, this is all very subjective, I admit. But...

Yes, this is all very subjective, I admit. But viewfinders on cameras ...


Erik.
Forum: Optics Theory - 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 866
Posted By Erik van Straten
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bbUutOk9PA ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bbUutOk9PA


Great item on YouTube about Jeffo Wong, the lens collector.


This is his Flickr:...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 2,959
Posted By Erik van Straten
The image is too big, you can not oversee the...

The image is too big, you can not oversee the whole image at once. When you look at the right, you don't see the left and vice versa. Try it. To see the whole is important for the composition. The...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 2,959
Posted By Erik van Straten
No, also the magnification of the image is...

No, also the magnification of the image is important here, see the difference of the rangefinders on the Leicas II and III with screw mount.


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 2,959
Posted By Erik van Straten
I own both too, for many years. The disadvantage...

I own both too, for many years. The disadvantage of the M3 is the large viewfinder image for the 50mm lens, but the large viewfinder image is also an advantage. The disadvantage is that the finder of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 2,959
Posted By Erik van Straten
With very fast 50mm lenses, like f/1.2, f/1.1,...

With very fast 50mm lenses, like f/1.2, f/1.1, f1.0 or f/0.95, the M3 is better, because the viewfinder magnification of the M3 is 0.9x and that of the M2 0.7x. The M3 has more precise focusing. I...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 777
Posted By Erik van Straten
It is always annoying when good photos have bad...

It is always annoying when good photos have bad commentary, even if it is from the maker herself.


Erik.
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 777
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leni Riefenstahl had a grey (painted) IIIc, No...

Leni Riefenstahl had a grey (painted) IIIc, No 350452.


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47971787667_90cb7b3967.jpg


Erik.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 852
Views: 184,576
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica IA (1928), Elmar 50mm f/3.5, 400-2TMY,...

Leica IA (1928), Elmar 50mm f/3.5, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48063559768_8e58bd745c_b.jpg
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 421
Views: 164,496
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, Giulio, a great honor! Lovely...

Thank you, Giulio, a great honor!


Lovely shot.


Erik.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 276
Views: 66,597
Posted By Erik van Straten
Finally I've found an early All black Nikkor 50mm...

Finally I've found an early All black Nikkor 50mm f/1.4.

As you can read in the books by Bob Rotoloni, these are rather special lenses. The first series is from 1953, before the appearance of the ...
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 142
Views: 55,380
Posted By Erik van Straten
Finally I've found an early All black Nikkor 50mm...

Finally I've found an early All black Nikkor 50mm f/1.4.

As you can read in the books by Bob Rotoloni, these are rather special lenses. The first series is from 1953, before the appearance of the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 33,026
Posted By Erik van Straten
Narsuitus, this is a good question! "If I were...

Narsuitus, this is a good question!

"If I were forced to replace the three lenses I already own with Voigtländer lenses, I would buy"



I would buy: 50mm f/2.5 LTM black, 35mm f/1.7 LTM black and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 992
Posted By Erik van Straten
I don't like the lever of the MP; in fact it is...

I don't like the lever of the MP; in fact it is the same one as on the M7. The curve is different to fit around the large shutter dial of the M7/M6TTL.

I replaced mine with a BP lever of the M2,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 496
Views: 12,092
Posted By Erik van Straten
Nikkormat FTn, 50mm f/2 Nikkor H Auto, TriX Pan,...

Nikkormat FTn, 50mm f/2 Nikkor H Auto, TriX Pan, printed on Adox MCC 110.

One of my first shots with the Nikkormat, Utrecht, Fall...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 852
Views: 184,576
Posted By Erik van Straten
Wonderful picture! Erik.

Wonderful picture!


Erik.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By Erik van Straten
The Color Skopar 50mm f/2.5 has some pincushion...

The Color Skopar 50mm f/2.5 has some pincushion distortion, but less than 1%. Easy to correct with Photoshop, but of course not on analog prints, see the bottom line.

No low contrast on my...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 496
Views: 140,125
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M5, Summilux 35mm f/1.4 steel rim,...

Leica M5, Summilux 35mm f/1.4 steel rim, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47789267881_b59b654a6f_c.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 212
Views: 5,113
Posted By Erik van Straten
I had the same! Erik.

I had the same!


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 761
Posted By Erik van Straten
75mm is handy when you use cine lenses of 3''....

75mm is handy when you use cine lenses of 3''. Not many people do, however.


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 761
Posted By Erik van Straten
They spoil the image! Erik.

They spoil the image!


Erik.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 852
Views: 184,576
Posted By Erik van Straten
Great work, Nokton48 and PRJ! Erik.

Great work, Nokton48 and PRJ!


Erik.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 212
Views: 5,113
Posted By Erik van Straten
Panda's again. Erik.

Panda's again.


Erik.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 970
Posted By Erik van Straten
The lenses on the picture you show is the earlier...

The lenses on the picture you show is the earlier type, the later lenses have deeper valleys that are rounded towards the front of the lens, not straight as on these. They provide a better grip.

The...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 212
Views: 5,113
Posted By Erik van Straten
Funny, I received the same message. I'm a...

Funny, I received the same message. I'm a trendsetter too, I guess.


Erik.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 970
Posted By Erik van Straten
That is the earlier version. Erik.

That is the earlier version.


Erik.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 212
Views: 5,113
Posted By Erik van Straten
Now, at 11.00 hrs., in Amsterdam Flickr is...

Now, at 11.00 hrs., in Amsterdam Flickr is working again.


Erik.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 970
Posted By Erik van Straten
Gabor, does your lens have the "wavy" type of...

Gabor, does your lens have the "wavy" type of focusing ring (like a Summilux from the sixties) or the earlier smooth one with only smal ribbed surfaces?


Erik.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 212
Views: 5,113
Posted By Erik van Straten
I get this message, not very encouraging: "We...

I get this message, not very encouraging: "We just finished re-engineering Flickr’s underlying infrastructure. You may come across a few parts of the site that aren’t working perfectly."


Erik.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 970
Posted By Erik van Straten
Maybe we can collect lens numbers of Ultron 35mm...

Maybe we can collect lens numbers of Ultron 35mm f/1.7 lenses that are affected with haze (milky optical cement in fact) and wich are not. Maybe we can find out when Cosina started to use better...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 7,189
Posted By Erik van Straten
Yes, these lenses are still very low priced, the...

Yes, these lenses are still very low priced, the same is true for the Color-Skopar 50mm f/2.5. Grab one now, I would say.

I always wondered why Voigtländer didn't bring out a 35mm of the same...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 7,189
Posted By Erik van Straten
Most Voigtländer lenses are easily found in...

Most Voigtländer lenses are easily found in Japan, but we unfortunate Europeans have to pay import duties then ...


Erik.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 7,189
Posted By Erik van Straten
[quote=Artingei;2866611] https://farm5.staticflick...

[quote=Artingei;2866611]
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4874/46217536394_1f9d73dd05_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dq5XnL)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4894/46217535724_cca07a5499_b.jpg...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 350
Posted By Erik van Straten
Mirko Böddecker, CEO of ADOX FOTOWERKE GMBH, told...

Mirko Böddecker, CEO of ADOX FOTOWERKE GMBH, told on this occasion (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4-WLDm-e8A0) that Ilford paper will allways deliver the same results, regardless of how it is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 813
Posted By Erik van Straten
I don't dislike it, but I would prefer the exact...

I don't dislike it, but I would prefer the exact same camera but then painted black.


Erik.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 852
Views: 184,576
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica MP, Heliar Classic 50mm f/2, 400-2TMY,...

Leica MP, Heliar Classic 50mm f/2, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48069526996_8534a9d6ef_c.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 852
Views: 184,576
Posted By Erik van Straten
You are talented. No critisism necessary. Dutch...

You are talented. No critisism necessary. Dutch bike!


Erik.
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 980
Posted By Erik van Straten
I've never seen such a camera before in my life....

I've never seen such a camera before in my life. It is a IIIc for sure, but the eyepiece seems to be adapted. Maybe the owner had problems with the IIIc finder and someone changed the eyepiece in...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,663
Posted By Erik van Straten
I have cameras with built-in lightmeters: Leica...

I have cameras with built-in lightmeters: Leica MP and Leica M5. When I use these cameras, I use their meters. It is nice to have a meter, the exposure will be more precise. But the meter distracts...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 496
Views: 12,092
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica MP, Cooke Amotal 2'' f/2, 400-2TMY. ...

Leica MP, Cooke Amotal 2'' f/2, 400-2TMY.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33988340738_c9f96851ea_b.jpg
Forum: Optics Theory - 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 866
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, Lynn! Great site, tunalegs, I will...

Thank you, Lynn!


Great site, tunalegs, I will spend hours there.


Erik.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 3,014
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica MP, Heliar Classic 50mm f/2, 400-2TMY,...

Leica MP, Heliar Classic 50mm f/2, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.


Erik.


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47736876982_5f38058564_c.jpg
Forum: Optics Theory - 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 866
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica MP, Cooke Amotal 2'' f/2,...

Leica MP, Cooke Amotal 2'' f/2, 400-2TMY.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33988340738_c9f96851ea_c.jpg
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 3,014
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, Steve. I only have the lens since a...

Thank you, Steve. I only have the lens since a few weeks (I could buy it cheap), it is very different from the Skopar 50. Not as handy and not as refined optically, but nice to play with for some...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 3,014
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica MP, Heliar Classic 50mm f/2, 400-2TMY,...

Leica MP, Heliar Classic 50mm f/2, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46973278895_5abf556bc4_z.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 2,072
Posted By Erik van Straten
I very much like the split grade prints of...

I very much like the split grade prints of Henri's work by Daniël Mordac (from Pictorial Service).


Erik.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 505
Posted By Erik van Straten
No, you are not, I feel the same way. I put my...

No, you are not, I feel the same way. I put my pictures on Flickr only to have a summary, a survey of what I have done.

I put my scanned negatives - my best shots - on one account on Flickr and...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 3,014
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica MP, Heliar 50mm f/2 collapsible,...

Leica MP, Heliar 50mm f/2 collapsible, 400-2TMY.


This is a much smaller file with some sharpening. Works much sharper than a big file with the same amount of sharpening.

...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 582
Posted By Erik van Straten
Yeah, sure, on the left side seen from front....

Yeah, sure, on the left side seen from front. Good luck finding the hole.


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 582
Posted By Erik van Straten
Could be a leak in the film chamber. Do you have...

Could be a leak in the film chamber. Do you have a 3 lug or a 2 lug M5? If you have a 3 lug, it can be a small leak around the third lug (left when seen from front) or a not perfect screw that holds...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,642
Posted By Erik van Straten
Yes, the Summaron 35mm f/3.5 is good. Less...

Yes, the Summaron 35mm f/3.5 is good. Less character but more quality than the Summaron f/2.8.

Leica M5, Summaron 35mm f/3.5 (M-mount), 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC...
Forum: Optics Theory - 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 866
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you, Pan, this lens is incredible! Erik.

Thank you, Pan, this lens is incredible!


Erik.
Forum: Optics Theory - 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 866
Posted By Erik van Straten
A shot with my Amotal (1948), on film (Leica MP),...

A shot with my Amotal (1948), on film (Leica MP), full aperture:


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47865318591_86e916b800_h.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,642
Posted By Erik van Straten
But Jon, its character is that it hasn't any...

But Jon, its character is that it hasn't any distinct character. That is a great character - for a lens.



Erik.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,642
Posted By Erik van Straten
You have disposed of your Ultron 35mm LTM lens...

You have disposed of your Ultron 35mm LTM lens because it was not good. Now that you see that mine is good, you come up with a story that my lens has no distinctive character. I find that strange....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,642
Posted By Erik van Straten
Is this lens different from the "normal"...

Is this lens different from the "normal" S-version of this lens?


Erik.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,642
Posted By Erik van Straten
I think that is a big quality of the lens. It is...

I think that is a big quality of the lens. It is not the lens, but the photographer who has to make a distinctive photograph.


Erik.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,642
Posted By Erik van Straten
Jon, this one is at full aperture. Leica M2,...

Jon, this one is at full aperture.

Leica M2, LTM Ultron 35mm f/1.7, Tmax400.

sharp, contrasty, wonderful bokeh and no...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,642
Posted By Erik van Straten
Try the VC Ultron 35mm f/1.7 LTM. Very nice...

Try the VC Ultron 35mm f/1.7 LTM. Very nice rendering. I will never sell mine.


Erik.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-12-2019
Replies: 381
Views: 173,818
Posted By Erik van Straten
Nikon S2, S Skopar 50mm f/2.5, 400-2TMY, printed...

Nikon S2, S Skopar 50mm f/2.5, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46872898495_f458fef0f6_c.jpg
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-12-2019
Replies: 381
Views: 173,818
Posted By Erik van Straten
Very good, Steve! The nicest 50mm for the Contax...

Very good, Steve! The nicest 50mm for the Contax mounts. I love the shade and the optics are great.


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-11-2019
Replies: 7,403
Views: 3,770,293
Posted By Erik van Straten
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32884916387_cf...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32884916387_cfb70d60be_z.jpg


Leica M3 with rare converted Taylor, Taylor and Hobson 2" f/2 Cooke Amotal lens.


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-10-2019
Replies: 756
Views: 111,639
Posted By Erik van Straten
Beautiful shot, Trung. Erik.

Beautiful shot, Trung.


Erik.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,072
Posted By Erik van Straten
The vintage prints of Henri are not remarkable,...

The vintage prints of Henri are not remarkable, but the newest prints I have seen are great. The materials have improved very much and nowadays there is split grade printing.


Erik.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-10-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By Erik van Straten
The Color Skopar is by far the better lens....

The Color Skopar is by far the better lens. You'll see that when making prints. The shots with the Elmar seem to fall apart, the details are sharp, but there is no wholeness, no completeness of the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-10-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,081
Posted By Erik van Straten
Talking about a shallow dept of field! Just...

Talking about a shallow dept of field! Just beautiful. A very creative use of these lenses altogether.


Erik.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-07-2019
Replies: 158
Views: 18,647
Posted By Erik van Straten
It is a very contrasty lens because of the...

It is a very contrasty lens because of the special coating. The images are very smooth, but also sharp. I am very happy with mine.


Do you like Will van Maanen as repairman? Seems to be the only...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-07-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 5,113
Posted By Erik van Straten
I've had some severe difficulties with Flickr...

I've had some severe difficulties with Flickr today ... this is going on for some time now.


Erik.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-07-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,072
Posted By Erik van Straten
Yes, I know that, but I did't know that you knew...

Yes, I know that, but I did't know that you knew this too. I'm sorry if I caused any inconvenience.

Erik.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-07-2019
Replies: 158
Views: 18,647
Posted By Erik van Straten
Jmanivelle, great pictures! I too have an Amotal!...

Jmanivelle, great pictures! I too have an Amotal! A great lens. We can start on RFf a thread on it.

Leica MP, Cooke Amotal Anastigmat 2 inch f/2, 2TMY400, printed on Adox MCC...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-07-2019
Replies: 852
Views: 184,576
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you Nokton for the explanation. Sure, RC...

Thank you Nokton for the explanation. Sure, RC paper is super handy.

Leica M3, Summicron 50mm f/2 rigid, Ilford HP5, printed on Adox MCC...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-07-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,072
Posted By Erik van Straten
Yes, thank you, Toreno! Erik.

Yes, thank you, Toreno!


Erik.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-07-2019
Replies: 852
Views: 184,576
Posted By Erik van Straten
Looks very nice! Beautiful camera. Does the light...

Looks very nice! Beautiful camera. Does the light meter still work?

Apologize for my ignorance, what is a silver gel print?

Erik.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-07-2019
Replies: 852
Views: 184,576
Posted By Erik van Straten
Very nice work, Nokton, welcome to the...

Very nice work, Nokton, welcome to the club.

Erik.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-06-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 5,113
Posted By Erik van Straten
Not only the past days; a few months here. There...

Not only the past days; a few months here. There now is an obvious difference in sharpness between "portrait" and "landscape" pictures. The "portrait" pictures are totally unsharp. I don't know how...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-06-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,072
Posted By Erik van Straten
How do you know that? Did he told you? Erik.

How do you know that? Did he told you?


Erik.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-06-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,072
Posted By Erik van Straten
I presume he did it himself. Not very difficult,...

I presume he did it himself. Not very difficult, developing film. I already did it perfectly when I was twelve.

Erik.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-06-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,072
Posted By Erik van Straten
He was sending them to Magnum in New York. Later...

He was sending them to Magnum in New York.

Later on Gassmann had laboratories in New York too.

Erik.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-06-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,072
Posted By Erik van Straten
Gassmann printed Henri's pictures already in the...

Gassmann printed Henri's pictures already in the 1930's. See the book by Assouline.

Henri bought his first 35mm camera, a Krauss Eka, in 1931 in Africa.

Erik.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-06-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,072
Posted By Erik van Straten
This is correct. Everyone should read the...

This is correct.

Everyone should read the biography of Henri Cartier-Bresson by Pierre Assouline and also the small but great book "Interviews and Conversations 1951-1998", edited by Clément Chéroux...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-06-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,081
Posted By Erik van Straten
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47736992992_1e...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47736992992_1e48e0ba41_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-06-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,081
Posted By Erik van Straten
I have a 2 inch f/2 Cooke Amotal Anastigmat, made...

I have a 2 inch f/2 Cooke Amotal Anastigmat, made by TTH in 1951. It is like the Speed Panchro, but not made for cine cameras. It is now adapted for Leica M. It has a very special coating, very hard...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-05-2019
Replies: 852
Views: 184,576
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica MP, Cooke Amotal 2" f/2, 2TMY400, printed...

Leica MP, Cooke Amotal 2" f/2, 2TMY400, printed on Adox MCC...
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-05-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By Erik van Straten
Many very old movie camera lenses that are now...

Many very old movie camera lenses that are now converted to M-lenses are on this moment available in Taiwan and Hong Kong: Angenieux, Kinoptik, Taylor Taylor and Hobson and such. They can be focused...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-04-2019
Replies: 852
Views: 184,576
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M3, Summicron 50mm f/2 rigid, Tmax400, Adox...

Leica M3, Summicron 50mm f/2 rigid, Tmax400, Adox Mcc 110.

It is remarkable that when there is snow, the sky often appears darker than all the white on the ground, although the sky is theoretically...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-04-2019
Replies: 496
Views: 12,092
Posted By Erik van Straten
I had a discussion here with Nicolas (Highway...

I had a discussion here with Nicolas (Highway 61), but at one moment he deleted his posts. Then my comments became useless and incomprehensible because the context was gone. That is why I removed my...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-02-2019
Replies: 852
Views: 184,576
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica MP, Summicron 35mm f/2 v4 chrome, Tmax400,...

Leica MP, Summicron 35mm f/2 v4 chrome, Tmax400, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33912294428_37b2b26cfd_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-02-2019
Replies: 158
Views: 18,647
Posted By Erik van Straten
Tremendous quality, Uncle Bill, how those...

Tremendous quality, Uncle Bill, how those branches are sharply defined against the sky. Perfect.

I've never heard of this film Kosmo Mono.

Erik.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-02-2019
Replies: 496
Views: 12,092
Posted By Erik van Straten
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Forum: Travel 05-02-2019
Replies: 154
Views: 4,829
Posted By Erik van Straten
Beautiful reportage, both the texts and the...

Beautiful reportage, both the texts and the photos.


Erik.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-02-2019
Replies: 496
Views: 12,092
Posted By Erik van Straten
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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-01-2019
Replies: 4,557
Views: 1,300,162
Posted By Erik van Straten
Thank you! I didn't notice that this was only for...

Thank you! I didn't notice that this was only for pictures taken with a Leica M.

However, it could have been made with a Leica M. Nobody would see the difference.

Erik.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-29-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 4,288
Posted By Erik van Straten
If I have both a 50mm and a 35mm with me, I...

If I have both a 50mm and a 35mm with me, I always hesitate which lens I will use. As a result, I lose my concentration. If I bring one lens, I don't have that problem. The majority of my successful...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-29-2019
Replies: 852
Views: 184,576
Posted By Erik van Straten
Yes, Deardorff, an impressive shot ... and...

Yes, Deardorff, an impressive shot ... and print.

Leica III, Elmar 50mm f/3.5 nickel, TMY2-400, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47000042564_4da6733d95_b.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-28-2019
Replies: 601
Views: 51,007
Posted By Erik van Straten
Very nice! I like it a lot! Erik.

Very nice! I like it a lot!


Erik.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-27-2019
Replies: 496
Views: 12,092
Posted By Erik van Straten
Great! Erik.

Great!

Erik.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-27-2019
Replies: 496
Views: 12,092
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M3, Summilux 50mm f/1.4 v2, Tmax100,...

Leica M3, Summilux 50mm f/1.4 v2, Tmax100, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40822973713_56aa4b920a_b.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-27-2019
Replies: 496
Views: 12,092
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M3, Color Skopar 50mm f/2.5, 400-2TMY,...

Leica M3, Color Skopar 50mm f/2.5, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47789277571_1320099e3e_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-27-2019
Replies: 4,557
Views: 1,300,162
Posted By Erik van Straten
Nikkormat FTn, Nikkor H Auto 50mm f/2, TriX,...

Nikkormat FTn, Nikkor H Auto 50mm f/2, TriX, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33912254728_1ec8499934_c.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-26-2019
Replies: 496
Views: 12,092
Posted By Erik van Straten
Nikkormat FTn, Nikkor H Auto 50mm f/2, TriX,...

Nikkormat FTn, Nikkor H Auto 50mm f/2, TriX, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33912254728_1ec8499934_c.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-26-2019
Replies: 496
Views: 12,092
Posted By Erik van Straten
I told you that the Polish women are the most...

I told you that the Polish women are the most beautiful women in the world.


Erik.
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-25-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 866
Posted By Erik van Straten
The lenses were made by Taylor, Taylor and Hobson...

The lenses were made by Taylor, Taylor and Hobson in 1948. They sell like hot sandwiches nowadays; the lens heads are placed on old Leica screw mount flanges to make them fit on digital cameras.

...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-25-2019
Replies: 496
Views: 12,092
Posted By Erik van Straten
This is the famous Dutch writer Willem Frederik...

This is the famous Dutch writer Willem Frederik Hermans in 1986 in his Paris apartment. He owned six Leicas.

Leica M3, Summilux 50mm f/1.4 v2, TriX, printed on Adox MCC 110.

...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-25-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 866
Posted By Erik van Straten
Maybe they are still working on it. Erik.

Maybe they are still working on it.



Erik.
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-25-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 866
Posted By Erik van Straten
My favorite is the Cooke Amotal. Never heard from...

My favorite is the Cooke Amotal. Never heard from this lens, but it is incredible.


Erik.
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-25-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 866
Posted By Erik van Straten
Bokeh examples

On this website: https://flashbackcamera.jp/photogallery/?title_list_type=alpha Bokeh examples are available for practically all photographic lenses.


The list is too long to copy.



Erik.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-25-2019
Replies: 544
Views: 153,381
Posted By Erik van Straten
Yes, a beauty. Strange fact is that the strap...

Yes, a beauty.
Strange fact is that the strap lugs are chrome.


The brownish vulcanite is normal for the III. When you keep the camera in the dark for some time, the vulcanite gets darker.


The...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-25-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,689
Posted By Erik van Straten
Agreed, however, the 50mm f/1.4 has weak corners...

Agreed, however, the 50mm f/1.4 has weak corners on all apertures. The 50mm f/2 has quite a lot of distortion. Look for a VC S Skopar 50mm f2.5, the best 50mm for the rangefinder Nikons. (Look above,...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-24-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,689
Posted By Erik van Straten
https://live.staticflickr.com/4860/31910190888_1a2...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4860/31910190888_1a2a0a16b1.jpg


The rangefinder spot of the old Nikons often needs cleaning. A very simple job on the S2.


Erik.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-24-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By Erik van Straten
Could be that the first curtain stops before...

Could be that the first curtain stops before running its complete way and then brakes the second curtain somehow before closing completely.

It is always safer with very old Leicas to avoid the 1/500...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-23-2019
Replies: 532
Views: 46,641
Posted By Erik van Straten
[quote=CharlesDAMorgan;2883672]First one off the...

[quote=CharlesDAMorgan;2883672]First one off the scanner - a 1935 MGPA at the Bugatti Owners Club, taken on my Leica III with 1949 Summitar. Tmax400 in Perceptol 1:3 for 17minutes. Absolutely no...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-23-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By Erik van Straten
I guess it also works with cogs only at the...

I guess it also works with cogs only at the bottom. Are the other cogs filed away?


I removed from the take up spool from my 1928 Leica I the top disk. The top disk was in the way, the spool needed...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-22-2019
Replies: 532
Views: 46,641
Posted By Erik van Straten
I expose at 200 ISO, develope for 10 minutes at...

I expose at 200 ISO, develope for 10 minutes at 20 degrees C. in one part Perceptol and two parts water. Inversions every minute.

17 minutes is too long, even for when you expose at 400 ISO. Results...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-22-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 3,014
Posted By Erik van Straten
This one is wide open against the light: Leica...

This one is wide open against the light:

Leica MP, Heliar 50mm f/2 collapsible, 400-2TMY.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46926102284_8c3cbd3127_c.jpg
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-22-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 3,014
Posted By Erik van Straten
I can assure that there are no problems to...

I can assure that there are no problems to collapse it into the Leica M5. It is safe.


Erik.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-22-2019
Replies: 496
Views: 12,092
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M2, Summilux 35mm f/1.4 v2, Tmax400,...

Leica M2, Summilux 35mm f/1.4 v2, Tmax400, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46872823765_199a91b07e_c.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-22-2019
Replies: 601
Views: 51,007
Posted By Erik van Straten
Leica M2, Summilux 35mm f/1.4 v2, Tmax400,...

Leica M2, Summilux 35mm f/1.4 v2, Tmax400, printed on Adox MCC 110.

Erik.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47672698321_32d60cb39e_z.jpg
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-22-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 970
Posted By Erik van Straten
They still service them or they send them to the...

They still service them or they send them to the factory in Japan. It then will take a few months, but they do it. But why do you ask this here? Just call them.

Erik.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-22-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 3,014
Posted By Erik van Straten
On the picture the worn nickel looks more like...

On the picture the worn nickel looks more like paint than like brushed nickel. My nickel Summar weights 179 grammes.

The collapsible black Heliar is almost 100 g heavier.

I am sorry if I've hurt...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-21-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 3,014
Posted By Erik van Straten
Doug, don't you think that the "nickel" Heliar is...

Doug, don't you think that the "nickel" Heliar is painted? On the picture above it looks painted, not plated. If the lens was brass, it would be much heavier. When it was nickel plated on brass, the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-21-2019
Replies: 496
Views: 12,092
Posted By Erik van Straten
I love this, a Bond girl. A super lens, this...

I love this, a Bond girl.

A super lens, this Zunow.

I never knew that the Zunow and the Nikkor are the same lens. I've hardly ever seen any results from the Nikkor. The one I remember, looked very...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-21-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 970
Posted By Erik van Straten
You can bring your lens to a dealer connected to...

You can bring your lens to a dealer connected to Ring Foto, the German importer, or send it directly to them. Benno-Strauß-Straße 39, 90763 Fürth, Duitsland⋅ Phone +49 911 65850. First call them,...
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