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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Day Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 8,095
Posted By Alex1416
This classic lens is always a treat to use. For...

This classic lens is always a treat to use. For being a lens produced in 1959 (my copy), it handles bright lighting incredibly well. You'll notice the shiny part of my daughter's sweater is showing...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Days Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 89
Posted By Alex1416
Summicron 40mm repair questions, and comparisons.

Hello everyone!
For the last 2 years one of my main daily drivers has been my 40mm Summicron that i bought from a friend. My other daily driver is a Canon 35/1.5 who's rendering i love very much just...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 8,095
Posted By Alex1416
This lens is indeed a great (forgotten) legendary...

This lens is indeed a great (forgotten) legendary lens. And a great deal compared to vintage crons and lux. And like many mentioned here, it performs incredibly well wide open. I definitely need to...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 237
Views: 67,260
Posted By Alex1416
Just wanted to keep this thread alive lol This...

Just wanted to keep this thread alive lol

This lens is one of my 3 main daily drivers for film and digital.
There is a certain magical character to it that you can't find on any other lens. The only...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-27-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,498
Posted By Alex1416
It depends on your budget like you mentioned. If...

It depends on your budget like you mentioned. If you completely need to stay within your budget, then you can't go wrong with the Canon 35/2. It is small and compact and delivers excellent sharp...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-21-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,453
Posted By Alex1416
Yes I've noticed that many lenses that I've used...

Yes I've noticed that many lenses that I've used on the Sony have major corner vignetting. Its a matter of finding out the right lens profiles on LR, and a little extra editing work as well. I...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-21-2019
Replies: 436
Views: 85,218
Posted By Alex1416
Here is an attempt at using the lens on digital....

Here is an attempt at using the lens on digital. I admit the lighting conditions were not great. But i want to try to use the lens as much as possible now that i have the right digital body to use it...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-21-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,453
Posted By Alex1416
A Sony alpha or Nikon mirrorless would definitely...

A Sony alpha or Nikon mirrorless would definitely be the way to go. You can adapt virtually any lens to it without limitations. I also have a Leica M240, and you cannot use all the lenses on that...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-12-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 3,308
Posted By Alex1416
I am no expert in Nikon SLR systems and their...

I am no expert in Nikon SLR systems and their differences in mounting certain lenses. But i jumped on one of these lenses online so that i could use it on my F3. Thankfully it mounted perfect and...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-11-2019
Replies: 436
Views: 85,218
Posted By Alex1416
And here is my beat-up copy that i got for cheap....

And here is my beat-up copy that i got for cheap. I'm so happy to own this lens. It is such a great performer on film. The image above is with Kentmere 100, which is usually a flat grey kind of film,...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-11-2019
Replies: 436
Views: 85,218
Posted By Alex1416
One of my favorite lenses. Mine is quite beat up,...

One of my favorite lenses. Mine is quite beat up, which is the only reason i own one haha. I got it for a good price i could not refuse. Sent it for a CLA and its working beautifully. I need to post...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-11-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By Alex1416
Thumbs up You know i searched and searched for a group for...

You know i searched and searched for a group for weeks and never found one haha.
I have no idea how you found that one! But i guess i already started something so lets see it through and hopefully it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,389
Posted By Alex1416
I would choose the same as some above. The...

I would choose the same as some above.

The metering on the F3 is really good and has given me perfect exposures on color film. Also, some lenses for Leica translate beautifully for B&W film with...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-10-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By Alex1416
New Flickr Group for Canon 35mm F1.5

Hi everyone.

I posted a thread here a few days ago describing my love for this great lens!
Not sure if this section of the forum is the correct place to put this announcement, but i just thought you...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-07-2019
Replies: 117
Views: 12,938
Posted By Alex1416
This lens is an incredible performer. It is...

This lens is an incredible performer. It is probably one of the best bangs for your buck currently on M mount lenses. Wide open it gives nice smooth bokeh, its sharp, and with no glow. And the build...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-06-2019
Replies: 267
Views: 88,456
Posted By Alex1416
Yes it's astonishing how usable these lenses are...

Yes it's astonishing how usable these lenses are nowadays with a digital camera with Live View. It is a joy to use on my A7II. They are truly a hidden inexpensive gem in rangefinder lenses.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-06-2019
Replies: 267
Views: 88,456
Posted By Alex1416
I see. So it was pretty much a trail and error...

I see.
So it was pretty much a trail and error process with a tape measure, to try to focus these Nikkor lenses down in their close focus range.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-06-2019
Replies: 267
Views: 88,456
Posted By Alex1416
On a side note... Does anyone know how these...

On a side note...

Does anyone know how these lenses were marketed and used back in the 50's when they were produced? Since most cameras of the day only had focusing capabilities of 1 meter, how did...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-06-2019
Replies: 267
Views: 88,456
Posted By Alex1416
Wonderful images guys! This is seriously a nice...

Wonderful images guys!
This is seriously a nice lens to have for any occasion. A friend of mine traveled recently and used someone's Nikkor 50/1.4 LTM. Keeps trying to tempt me for the extra step but...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-02-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 937
Posted By Alex1416
Thank you guys so much for the input. I feel much...

Thank you guys so much for the input. I feel much better knowing that this great solid lens competes well against the Summilux pre-asph. It might not be as compact and light as it's Leica...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-01-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 937
Posted By Alex1416
Yes it never stops surprising me with the...

Yes it never stops surprising me with the results!
And I see you have the original hood for it? I can't seem to find an alternative for it since they are so rare and expensive. The generic threaded...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-31-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 937
Posted By Alex1416
Canon 35mm f1.5

I don't think i found any previous threads about this lens so i thought it might be nice to try to start one.

I also need everyone's help convincing myself that this lens (and my Summicron 40mm) are...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-31-2019
Replies: 267
Views: 88,456
Posted By Alex1416
Just recently rediscovered this lens after it was...

Just recently rediscovered this lens after it was sitting in my camera shelf for about a year. When i first got it, i thought it was naturally soft and glowy wide open. But this time around, i was...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-04-2018
Replies: 761
Views: 242,762
Posted By Alex1416
Thumbs up Its beautiful! I am afraid to use my reissue...

Its beautiful! I am afraid to use my reissue case. It came new, unused, with my black 2000 S3. Its just too pretty and valuable in my eyes haha. I'd rather use a unique one of a kind Zhou case he...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-01-2018
Replies: 267
Views: 88,456
Posted By Alex1416
I love the build quality and size of this lens. I...

I love the build quality and size of this lens. I haven't tested it out much on my M240. But have shot 2 different rolls using it. Need to develop those and see the results. In the meantime i will...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-30-2018
Replies: 172
Views: 37,242
Posted By Alex1416
First test shots using the Jena Sonnar 50/1.5. I...

First test shots using the Jena Sonnar 50/1.5.
I have to admit i was not expecting great sharpness wide open.
And i was also expecting crazy bokeh.
But the results are beautiful. Cant wait to keep...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-22-2018
Replies: 272
Views: 85,962
Posted By Alex1416
My new (to me) Contax II from 1937, with more...

My new (to me) Contax II from 1937, with more modern Jupiter 3.
Unfortunately after a dozen shots of my first test roll, the take-up spool stopped rotating, so the film jammed. I managed to save the...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-22-2018
Replies: 444
Views: 171,470
Posted By Alex1416
Having 2 little girls doesn't give me much time...

Having 2 little girls doesn't give me much time to have other shooting subjects haha.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/969/40303137930_d0c8908e11_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24ps7Ls)Nikon S3 + Nikkor...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-22-2018
Replies: 761
Views: 242,762
Posted By Alex1416
Trying this combo for the first time. Running...

Trying this combo for the first time. Running some HP5 at the moment, but will most likely try some color after.
Just got the lens back from CLA, so it will be interesting to see the results this...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-18-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2,309
Posted By Alex1416
wow thank you all for the responses!!! I didn't...

wow thank you all for the responses!!!
I didn't think that i would get so many Contax "aficionados" to chime in!

I feel much better now knowing that i can interchange the 35mm lenses without any...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-15-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2,309
Posted By Alex1416
Contax II lens compatibility?

Hello everyone!

Ive been into rangefinders now for a year and have amassed a nice collection to keep me shooting film hopefully until my little girls inherit them a long time from now lol

I started...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-04-2018
Replies: 7,561
Views: 3,887,649
Posted By Alex1416
Michael... wow... just... wow...

Michael... wow... just... wow...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-04-2018
Replies: 7,561
Views: 3,887,649
Posted By Alex1416
Just got my M6 and Summaron back from getting...

Just got my M6 and Summaron back from getting CLA'd by Youxin Ye!
He is incredibly backed up but still managed to get them back to me in a little over a month. They look incredible, and are...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-01-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By Alex1416
Thanks for the reply Marty! Ill check out that...

Thanks for the reply Marty!

Ill check out that COONH for the DR! Thanks for that.

And on the Summaron, i have that case for it. But i usually carry my camera with lens set up for the day. So that...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-01-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By Alex1416
Leica Goggle lenses protection?

Hello everyone!

I recently purchased some goggles lenses. One beautiful, mint, Summaron 35mm f2.8, and a decent Summicron DR.

I sent the Summaron to get CLA'd by Youxin Ye and just received it...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-10-2018
Replies: 444
Views: 171,470
Posted By Alex1416
First shots from my first roll out of the...

First shots from my first roll out of the S3+Nikkor-S 50/1.4 Black Special Edition (2000).
I am very pleased with the results from the lens.
Also my first time using Tri-X, and i am happy with the...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-05-2018
Replies: 436
Views: 85,218
Posted By Alex1416
I already posted on the Nikon RF month thread,...

I already posted on the Nikon RF month thread, but these belong here anyways lol

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/893/41211745982_0fb560ef45_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25MJYhw)Nikon S2 + W-NIKKOR 35mm...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-05-2018
Replies: 436
Views: 85,218
Posted By Alex1416
Beautiful color shots Jon. I definitely need to...

Beautiful color shots Jon.
I definitely need to try at least some cheap 400 color with my nikons. Im just afraid of missing the exposure and ruining the shot. Black and white is much more forgiving...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-05-2018
Replies: 761
Views: 242,762
Posted By Alex1416
Just got this 2 days ago!!! Already finished a...

Just got this 2 days ago!!!
Already finished a roll of tri-x yesterday. Waiting for a chance to develop and see that the camera speeds are ok. Already checked the lens on the M240 with adapter and...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-05-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 3,889
Posted By Alex1416
Sorry I'm late to the party! Here are a few shots...

Sorry I'm late to the party!
Here are a few shots from my S2 and 35/1.8
I have several more, but i go by with what Flickr groups allow. Many groups only allow 5 or 3 shots per day. Im slowly trying...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-23-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 1,271
Posted By Alex1416
I'm so sorry to read the horror stories from...

I'm so sorry to read the horror stories from everyone here. I must have been incredibly lucky, or they lied to me at Leica NJ.

I got an M9 back in May. The very next day the news came out that Leica...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-10-2018
Replies: 117
Views: 50,255
Posted By Alex1416
Just received my copy from a seller in Japan. It...

Just received my copy from a seller in Japan. It was not mint condition, but typical vintage lens in good condition with a little dust inside and a few micro cleaning scratches on the front element....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-06-2018
Replies: 7,561
Views: 3,887,649
Posted By Alex1416
Yes the meter works fine. It's the last model the...

Yes the meter works fine. It's the last model the MR-4, so I guess since it's not that old it's still functioning. Which one do you have?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-05-2018
Replies: 470
Views: 99,509
Posted By Alex1416
First test shots with my recently acquired M3...

First test shots with my recently acquired M3 version Summaron 35/2.8.
The lens renders beautifully in digital. Nice colors and great contrast on its own. The color image i only enhanced very little...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-05-2018
Replies: 7,561
Views: 3,887,649
Posted By Alex1416
Here is my M3 fully transformed. It weighs a ton!...

Here is my M3 fully transformed. It weighs a ton! But it looks and handles beautifully!

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4696/39929003134_bbe8be2b20_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/23Qozww)Summaron 35mm f2.8...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-22-2018
Replies: 7,561
Views: 3,887,649
Posted By Alex1416
Here is my new to me M6 from above, with its new...

Here is my new to me M6 from above, with its new permanent partner in crime!
I don't know why this combo just feels and looks right! What do you guys think? The lens has a custom tab, custom adapter...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-16-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,582
Posted By Alex1416
Im glad that was not the case with my copy. The...

Im glad that was not the case with my copy. The moment it arrived i check on the M240. I focused on a fine point at closest focus wide open, and at the same time turned on the Live View with Focus...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-16-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 2,709
Posted By Alex1416
I was considering one of these for my Canon VT....

I was considering one of these for my Canon VT. My only other LTM is a canon 50/1.4 and Summaron 3.5/3.5. I wanted a faster 35mm. I guess i might have to give up on this one and just use the Summaron...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-16-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,582
Posted By Alex1416
I agree with several here that the best option...

I agree with several here that the best option for something modern is the Planar 50/2. You can find them for about 600 on eBay. I am going to post sell mine soon since i finally saved up to get a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-14-2018
Replies: 7,561
Views: 3,887,649
Posted By Alex1416
Here is my first rangefinder the M3, fully...

Here is my first rangefinder the M3, fully transformed for any situation. It has the Zeiss 35/2 on, but its usually carrying a Canon 50/1.4 or Zeiss Planar.

And also the new addition to my film...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-08-2018
Replies: 436
Views: 85,218
Posted By Alex1416
Finally finished a roll in my S2 last week and...

Finally finished a roll in my S2 last week and found time to develop and scan the images. Its my first time using the 3.5cm/f1.8. I was afraid because i bought it from oversees and it apprears that...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-01-2018
Replies: 444
Views: 171,470
Posted By Alex1416
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4716/40025917081_44...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4716/40025917081_44ac7d0269_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/23YXhED)LRM_EXPORT_20180127_221833 (https://flic.kr/p/23YXhED) by Alex Aguilera...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-31-2018
Replies: 761
Views: 242,762
Posted By Alex1416
The combo is such a joy to use! And it looks so...

The combo is such a joy to use! And it looks so good together too! lol
The SBLOO has such a nice, bright, and clear view.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-31-2018
Replies: 761
Views: 242,762
Posted By Alex1416
Here are some examples to compare. One is the...

Here are some examples to compare. One is the view from the Leica M3. Probably the brightest and clearest patch and viewfinder of all rangefinders. The other is the view from my S2. Obviously a more...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-30-2018
Replies: 761
Views: 242,762
Posted By Alex1416
Wow no way???!!! That makes it even more special...

Wow no way???!!! That makes it even more special to me now!
Thank you for the correction. I must have understood the article wrong, or they were wrong themselves. Now to enjoy the lens and take care...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-30-2018
Replies: 761
Views: 242,762
Posted By Alex1416
And here is my S2 with the 3.5cm f1.8. From the...

And here is my S2 with the 3.5cm f1.8. From the markings and the research I've done, this seems to be the modern remake from the early 2000's. And even though it looks well used, its still clicks and...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-27-2018
Replies: 761
Views: 242,762
Posted By Alex1416
So many great cameras on this thread! I'm used to...

So many great cameras on this thread!
I'm used to shooting Leica for the past year, but recently learned of the cult following and legendary durability of vintage Nikon Rangefinders! So I had to try...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-23-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 2,117
Posted By Alex1416
I'm nowhere near as knowledgeable as many here,...

I'm nowhere near as knowledgeable as many here, so my opinion is only for a little user experience...
I own the 75mm f2.5 Summarit. It is probably the most affordable modern Leica glass you can get....
Forum: Nikon RF 01-23-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,056
Posted By Alex1416
Thanks Steve. I see that there are some model 66...

Thanks Steve.
I see that there are some model 66 and model 100 Watson loaders. Just need to figure out which one will work best?
Forum: Nikon RF 01-23-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,056
Posted By Alex1416
Also i forgot to ask what Bulk Loaders work best...

Also i forgot to ask what Bulk Loaders work best with these older metal cassettes for Nikon and Leica IXMOO?
I think the Watson is a good option?
Forum: Nikon RF 01-23-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,056
Posted By Alex1416
Hi guys! Thanks again for everything. One last...

Hi guys!
Thanks again for everything.

One last question...

Ive been looking around for Nikon cassettes, and it seems they made many different versions.
From what I've read here on the forum, the...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-22-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,056
Posted By Alex1416
Thank you guys so much for the help! Im still on...

Thank you guys so much for the help!
Im still on the fence of wether is should get a few Ixmoo and Nikon cassettes and some other reusables for my other 2 cameras.
The idea of not having to worry...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-19-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,056
Posted By Alex1416
New film enthusiast... Metal/Brass Film Cassette Options and Compatability???

Hello Everyone!
I am new to this forum. I don't know why i did not join earlier.

This past year has seen a huge growth in my dormant passion for film photography. I did film about 7 years ago for a...
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