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Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-04-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 4,794
Posted By jja
I have not noticed shutter lag on my MP240, and...

I have not noticed shutter lag on my MP240, and I've used it to shoot sports (it's my only digital camera). I don't feel like I've missed a shot due to shutter lag (many misses due to "shooter...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-28-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,548
Posted By jja
Have a great trip w/ the triplets. Looking...

Have a great trip w/ the triplets. Looking forward to your photos.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-28-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 4,794
Posted By jja
I have not shot an M10, but based on what some...

I have not shot an M10, but based on what some users claim, the picture quality is similar to the M240, with only one additional stop of *usable* dynamic range (there are other differences not...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-25-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 5,781
Posted By jja
Fantastic photos in this thread, glad I peaked...

Fantastic photos in this thread, glad I peaked in. Huss, are you using a local developer or sending the film out?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-24-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 4,794
Posted By jja
U.S. price is $3995 for the new ME. What's the...

U.S. price is $3995 for the new ME. What's the lowest price Leica has charged for a full frame digital M? I have not read the full spec, but the new ME appears to have everything the MP240 has,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-22-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 7,771
Posted By jja
Great photo, Thom! Glad you put the camera and...

Great photo, Thom! Glad you put the camera and lens to immediate use.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 909
Posted By jja
Thanks for the explanation, Godfrey.

Thanks for the explanation, Godfrey.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 909
Posted By jja
One important consideration is your metering...

One important consideration is your metering needs (coverage and accuracy). I believe the F3 has a semi-spot meter patch, compared to the larger patch of the M6, so if you are shooting color slide,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-10-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 1,497
Posted By jja
The 28mm perspective takes time to get used to. ...

The 28mm perspective takes time to get used to. I had my GR for about a year before it started to make sense. I recently sold it, because I'm thinking of upgrading to the GRIII eventually. Looking...
Forum: Photo Software 06-08-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 4,246
Posted By jja
I resisted the Lightroom subscription model for a...

I resisted the Lightroom subscription model for a long time, after previously using one of the non-subscription versions. I tried Affinity for a bit but did not get along with it. I was very...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-08-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By jja
Thanks Shawn, looking forward to seeing more...

Thanks Shawn, looking forward to seeing more photos with the Kobalux. Anyone else shooting it on full frame digital?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-04-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 10,394
Posted By jja
I would love to see more photos with the 21mm...

I would love to see more photos with the 21mm f/4.5 and M240 combo, along with further discussion of the flat field correction.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-02-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 2,597
Posted By jja
Great photo Roland! Can yo repost again without...

Great photo Roland! Can yo repost again without the pink boxes? :) Also, if you have others, would love to see them.

Can anyone speak to the build quality?

And on an M240--no excessive...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-21-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 8,023
Posted By jja
Agree with all of your points, particularly the...

Agree with all of your points, particularly the above. I have not seen any results that would prevent me from continuing to enjoy this lens. I briefly considered replacing it with a new Elmarit-M...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-21-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 8,023
Posted By jja
Godfrey, have you done further experiments with...

Godfrey, have you done further experiments with lens codes on the M240/M262? I have been shooting the 28mm Color Skopar on my recently acquired M-P 240. I do not see any strange color shifting and...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-09-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 5,115
Posted By jja
Looks great, and almost my setup too. After I...

Looks great, and almost my setup too. After I picked up my M-P 240, I got the same Voigtlander 75/f1.8 and I think it's a lovely brick of a lens. I've been shooting family events with the 35 Asph.,...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-17-2019
Replies: 152
Views: 18,796
Posted By jja
Ko.Fe.--That's a highly enjoyable set, thank you...

Ko.Fe.--That's a highly enjoyable set, thank you (I've scrolled up and down several times now :) ).
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 17,533
Posted By jja
May he rest in peace. My condolences to Frances.

May he rest in peace. My condolences to Frances.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-05-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 5,115
Posted By jja
My M-P 240 arrived last night, and I've had a...

My M-P 240 arrived last night, and I've had a chance to do some initial testing. It was described as excellent and I can confirm that it is as described. A few bright marks on the top, common in...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-30-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 5,115
Posted By jja
I ordered one this morning. Will report back...

I ordered one this morning. Will report back when it arrives and I've had a chance to use it. Looks like there are two still left.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-29-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 5,115
Posted By jja
Did you get it?

Did you get it?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-26-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 5,115
Posted By jja
Thanks for your reply. I have been resisting a...

Thanks for your reply. I have been resisting a digital Leica for a long time also, but I finally came to the conclusion that I need to put my lenses to greater use. The price (used) and quality are...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-26-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 5,115
Posted By jja
I'm very seriously considering a 240 also. Do...

I'm very seriously considering a 240 also. Do you think the M-P240 is worth the extra cash outlay over the M240?
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-20-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 20,280
Posted By jja
Looking forward to your photos. I sold my GRDiv...

Looking forward to your photos. I sold my GRDiv and GR in preparation to purchase the GRiii. I'll probably wait a few months for firmware updates to work out the kinks. I'll look for alternative...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-20-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 20,280
Posted By jja
Thanks for your first impressions of the GRIII. ...

Thanks for your first impressions of the GRIII. I've been following the early feedback, and I'm seeing lots of complaints about the camera's low light AF performance. The weak battery performance...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-16-2019
Replies: 373
Views: 41,636
Posted By jja
Thank you for this info, it's good to know how...

Thank you for this info, it's good to know how photographers think about their process from start to finish. Precision Camera is my "home" lab, as I'm from Austin, but since most of my film photos...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-16-2019
Replies: 373
Views: 41,636
Posted By jja
I have thoroughly enjoyed visiting this thread...

I have thoroughly enjoyed visiting this thread over the last few years. I enjoy the naturalness of your approach, which you discuss somewhere on page 3 (I went back and looked). You do have a...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-14-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 2,251
Posted By jja
That's a good video for one way of using the GR...

That's a good video for one way of using the GR III on the streets. I appreciated his good editing so that the viewer sees the footage of him taking photos on the streets, and then seeing the...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-12-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 2,251
Posted By jja
Looks like you've already answered your own...

Looks like you've already answered your own question, but for the sake of discussion: I think the choice between GR2 and GR3 depends on what you mean by "backup." If you anticipate that the GR would...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-22-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 20,280
Posted By jja
I'm surprised people are demanding a built-in OVF...

I'm surprised people are demanding a built-in OVF or even an EVF. The GR series has always been about smallest possible size with the best possible picture quality. OVF/EVF would make the camera...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-27-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 16,426
Posted By jja
Thanks for your initial impressions and photos of...

Thanks for your initial impressions and photos of this lens. If I were in the market for a 35mm lens for Leica M, I would strongly consider this lens. The ergonomics don't look that different from...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-07-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 51,624
Posted By jja
We have lost a fine human being. I enjoyed his...

We have lost a fine human being. I enjoyed his photos and appreciated his generosity of knowledge. My condolences to his family.
Forum: Travel 12-21-2016
Replies: 58
Views: 4,289
Posted By jja
Bravo! I dream of taking a trip like this some...

Bravo! I dream of taking a trip like this some day.

Did you need to take special care to pack the MP for travel on those rough roads, or did you simply throw it into one of your bags?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-13-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 3,311
Posted By jja
Oh, I see. Since you mentioned trying Fuji...

Oh, I see. Since you mentioned trying Fuji Acros, I thought you intended to develop at home.

For color, the Ektar suggestion is a good one.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-13-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 3,311
Posted By jja
TMAX 400 @ 400 or 800 (same development...

TMAX 400 @ 400 or 800 (same development times)
HC-110 (keeps forever) 1 +31 or 1 + 63
Photographer's Formulary T5 Archival Fix

Easy and beautiful results.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-19-2016
Replies: 1,165
Views: 418,755
Posted By jja
From the first roll shooting my Zeiss Super...

From the first roll shooting my Zeiss Super Ikonta IV:

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7118/27174799523_6d1beef26b_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HpkX9g)Luna (https://flic.kr/p/HpkX9g) by Juan Alonzo...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-17-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 3,038
Posted By jja
I would divide my resources differently, putting...

I would divide my resources differently, putting most of that $5k toward the "expedition" + film. Having in the past owned M2, M4, M5, M6 and MP and currently being an owner of an M4 and MP, my...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-06-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,655
Posted By jja
Wonderful photos, thank you for sharing.

Wonderful photos, thank you for sharing.
Forum: Digital Compacts 06-02-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,275
Posted By jja
Get the GRD IV! :) (<--inside joke) Sug makes a...

Get the GRD IV! :) (<--inside joke)

Sug makes a good point re: the quality of the APSC sensor, but for the uses you are describing, I think you would be fine with one of the small sensor cameras. ...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-05-2016
Replies: 205
Views: 27,561
Posted By jja
Summicron Asph. 35/2 Summilux Asph. 50/1.4

Summicron Asph. 35/2
Summilux Asph. 50/1.4
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-17-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 3,956
Posted By jja
Thank you! I'll contact Dave.

Thank you! I'll contact Dave.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-16-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 3,956
Posted By jja
Is there a good repair technician in the U.S. who...

Is there a good repair technician in the U.S. who can do this cleaning as part of a CLA? I recently purchased a Nikon S3 with the matching 50/1.4 lens. The camera and lens are very clean but...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-11-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 6,736
Posted By jja
Thank you, John. It's early days for me w/ the...

Thank you, John. It's early days for me w/ the X-T1, and while I like the results w/ various M-mount lenses, I don't know how much I like the way these lenses balance on the camera. It will take...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-06-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 6,736
Posted By jja
Jack Sparrow, have you tried a 28mm on Fuji? Any...

Jack Sparrow, have you tried a 28mm on Fuji? Any issues with the Voigtlander 28/3.5?

Back to wides: the XF 14mm looks great. Then there's the upcoming 16/1.4.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-03-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 9,926
Posted By jja
I'm about to receive a ca. 1957 50/2.8 Elmar,...

I'm about to receive a ca. 1957 50/2.8 Elmar, along with a IIIg, and I'm excited to shoot this combo!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-01-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 4,975
Posted By jja
Thanks George! That doesn't look too difficult.

Thanks George! That doesn't look too difficult.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-31-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 4,975
Posted By jja
Anyone have a photo of the cutting technique? I...

Anyone have a photo of the cutting technique? I am about to take delivery of my first Barnack and you guys are worrying me!
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-26-2014
Replies: 351
Views: 47,625
Posted By jja
Sug- Have you tried mounting M-lenses yet? How...

Sug-

Have you tried mounting M-lenses yet? How does that compare to X-E2?
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-16-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 6,068
Posted By jja
Yes, I checked the Fuji site, and all the lenses...

Yes, I checked the Fuji site, and all the lenses I listed will work. As a precaution, I would not collapse my Elmar. I'm thinking of getting one Fuji wide angle, then using my Leica 35/2 and 50/1.4...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-15-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 6,068
Posted By jja
Thanks. I'm leaning toward the Fuji. Can anyone...

Thanks. I'm leaning toward the Fuji. Can anyone give me compelling reasons (within the lens parameters of my question above), why I should wait for the Rayqual to become available?
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-14-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 6,068
Posted By jja
Which of the adapters is your favorite in the...

Which of the adapters is your favorite in the end? I am trying to decide between the precision of the Rayqual and the convenience of the Fuji. They are both about the same price-wise. Since I will...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-31-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 3,294
Posted By jja
I'm not sure if prices are down overall or if...

I'm not sure if prices are down overall or if they are down on RFF due to more active selling. I was recently trying to sell an 90/2.8 Elmarit-M, and I priced it on the low side compared to a fairly...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-28-2014
Replies: 351
Views: 47,625
Posted By jja
Good to know that non-Fuji lenses work well. How...

Good to know that non-Fuji lenses work well. How quickly can you nail focus with your X-E2?
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-28-2014
Replies: 351
Views: 47,625
Posted By jja
Yes! I saw the the dual display mode (here:...

Yes! I saw the the dual display mode (here: http://www.fujirumors.com/first-look-fujifilm-x-t1/) and and it appears that, along with the improved evf, manual focus with non-Fuji lenses will be...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-28-2014
Replies: 351
Views: 47,625
Posted By jja
How well will the X-T1 work with M-lenses? Think...

How well will the X-T1 work with M-lenses? Think there will be a significant improvement over the X-E2 and X-E1? I'm not averse to using the Fuji lenses, but I have 5 M-lenses I wouldn't mind...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-13-2014
Replies: 400
Views: 137,751
Posted By jja
Thank you Roland. I am very happy with my...

Thank you Roland. I am very happy with my Summilux-Asph., no reason to change it. That Nokton just looks cool. I must be a 50mm guy, because I've never owned one I didn't like for its particular...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-13-2014
Replies: 400
Views: 137,751
Posted By jja
Roland and Erik--very provocative statement! Can...

Roland and Erik--very provocative statement! Can you make a few comparisons with lenses you've owned? I've owned a few 50s I've loved, including latest Summicron, Konica Hexanon, and currently...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-19-2013
Replies: 610
Views: 111,611
Posted By jja
Year: 1988. Occasion: Going off to...

Year: 1988.
Occasion: Going off to college.
Camera: My brother's Pentax K-1000. He let me "borrow" it and I never returned it!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-02-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 3,501
Posted By jja
Under the...

Under the lights:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8013/7698779480_bbe359d231_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjalonzo/7698779480/)
baseball12-sm (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjalonzo/7698779480/)...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-02-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 7,842
Posted By jja
Here is a professional fashion photographer's...

Here is a professional fashion photographer's explanation of why the new APO Summicron is the right lens for his type of work. He introduces the lens @ 1:32, but it's worth looking at all the images...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-26-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 10,815
Posted By jja
I started reading Chris Crawford's page on...

I started reading Chris Crawford's page on scanning:

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/technical/scanning.php

Chris is an rff member, and I hope he finds this thread. He has lots of experience in...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-12-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 6,352
Posted By jja
Thanks for sharing, enjoy the journey! I have...

Thanks for sharing, enjoy the journey! I have also gone back to MF with an inexpensive Rolleiflex. If I decide to stick with it, I might splurge on something really nice.

Can you tell us more...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-12-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 6,104
Posted By jja
For $1000 or less, you have a lot of options. ...

For $1000 or less, you have a lot of options. The best under $1k 50mm lens I have personally used is the Hexanon.

One for sale...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 07-05-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 3,003
Posted By jja
Thanks for posting these. I'd like to hear more...

Thanks for posting these. I'd like to hear more about the Nex 7 in use. For instance, do you focus through the EVF or do you use the screen? How fast is the camera in candid situations where quick...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-19-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 7,454
Posted By jja
I'm interested in taking up the challenge! I...

I'm interested in taking up the challenge! I think it's well conceived and I thank you Keith for challenging/inspiring us to shoot!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-07-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 4,320
Posted By jja
I think you only need to keep one of those: BP...

I think you only need to keep one of those: BP Summilux, no question!

I have owned many really excellent 50's, including Nikon 1.4 in ltm, latest Summicron (3 copies, all flared), Konica Hexanon (2...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-23-2012
Replies: 88
Views: 19,312
Posted By jja
I agree with you, and have always felt that the...

I agree with you, and have always felt that the smoothness of acros 100 was very close to true digital b&w when scanned properly.

About the images in the review: let's keep in mind that these photos...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-30-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By jja
For travel, with either one or two cameras, I...

For travel, with either one or two cameras, I like the 28/50 combo a lot.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-15-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,270
Posted By jja
Congratulations, that camera is delivering from...

Congratulations, that camera is delivering from the very first roll!

My compliments also on outstanding developing and post-processing work. What film did you use for the test roll?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-25-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,072
Posted By jja
Acros + Rodinal are very dependable. Hung to dry...

Acros + Rodinal are very dependable. Hung to dry properly weighted, you will have no curl problems.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 03-10-2011
Replies: 2,231
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 249,029
Posted By jja
user: damnlamb I sold damnlamb my mamiya m6 and...

user: damnlamb

I sold damnlamb my mamiya m6 and lenses. He paid promptly and the entire transaction was very smooth. He is also a new member. Welcome!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-07-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 3,157
Posted By jja
The look of FP4 is very comparable to Kodak...

The look of FP4 is very comparable to Kodak Plus-X--a classic b&w film with good tonal gradation--something like Tri-X without the grain.

Acros is a modern film with much higher contrast. You have...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-26-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 3,827
Posted By jja
Mine is 292xxxx, bought used in Oct. 2006. ...

Mine is 292xxxx, bought used in Oct. 2006. According to its previous owner, it was returned to Leica to have the finder sealed. Mine was recently CLA'd, but I still see stray bits of dust in the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-24-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 6,343
Posted By jja
I see. Good luck w/ your search.

I see. Good luck w/ your search.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-24-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 6,343
Posted By jja
If you can't decide on black or chrome, get...

If you can't decide on black or chrome, get anthracite! Photo Village (terrible website navigation) I think has one.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-24-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 6,343
Posted By jja
Some unsolicited advice from someone who used to...

Some unsolicited advice from someone who used to own an M6 Classic and then bought an MP: find a good M6, send it to DAG for a CLA and non-flare viewfinder upgrade (not essential, imo), and you have...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-24-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 6,343
Posted By jja
One is listed...

One is listed here:
http://s95521.gridserver.com/?page_id=1184
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-23-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,175
Posted By jja
Hi JPD, I'll try to post a photo later tonight. ...

Hi JPD,
I'll try to post a photo later tonight. I looked at several sites, and the serial number of my camera def. falls through the cracks. I e-mailed w/ John at...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-23-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,175
Posted By jja
Thanks, I'll be curious to compare notes w/ you. ...

Thanks, I'll be curious to compare notes w/ you. Looking through the screen just now, it is not too bad to focus it. This 2.8A is nice, but it's in need of a CLA. I'm thinking about buying it, but...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-23-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,175
Posted By jja
Patrick, I think the screens on these cameras...

Patrick,

I think the screens on these cameras just get darker w/ age. I am borrowing a 2.8A from a friend, and the focusing is difficult for the reasons you mention.

Btw, do you know the year of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-04-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 1,617
Posted By jja
90mm f4 Rokkors have v. good reputation for...

90mm f4 Rokkors have v. good reputation for value. I had an LTM 90/4 Elmar and liked it fine except for the speed, so do think twice before committing to a slow lens.

85mm ltm Canons and Nikkors...
Forum: Travel 01-29-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,489
Posted By jja
Took a quick look, and I like many of those. ...

Took a quick look, and I like many of those. Good to see people not threatened by the photographer and going about their business. The photos have a relaxed feel, and I like that.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-28-2011
Replies: 70
Views: 12,361
Posted By jja
Since you already have the 35mm, dedicate some...

Since you already have the 35mm, dedicate some serious analysis to the photos you are taking with it. Do you feel too cramped in your compositions, do the photos feel like they need more space at...
Forum: Off Topic 01-28-2011
Replies: 99
Views: 6,295
Posted By jja
I heard several things on the news this morning...

I heard several things on the news this morning that would give me pause about going to Egypt: Mubarek is nowhere to be seen, and one might think that if he was in control he might want to show it;...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-27-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 3,036
Posted By jja
Way to go Akiva! I def. feel more attuned to the...

Way to go Akiva! I def. feel more attuned to the light when I shoot w/ my meterless camera (but always w/ a hand-held meter), and tend to make better decisions about exposure.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-26-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 12,604
Posted By jja
Tony, thanks for the link, this looks very...

Tony, thanks for the link, this looks very interesting. Do you know anything about Canlas's post-processing methods? Does he have to boost saturation and do other tricks to get this kind of rich...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-25-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,044
Posted By jja
I feel similarly, I do don't photograph people...

I feel similarly, I do don't photograph people very well, with the exception of my family, who I photograph a lot (big extended family). On a recent trip to Spain w/ my wife, I tried really hard to...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-25-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,567
Posted By jja
Agree w/ Frank. Compositionally, the focus point...

Agree w/ Frank. Compositionally, the focus point is on the grass, and the photo is overall too dark (points of possible interest). If the photo figures went into full silhouette, that might work...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-25-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,044
Posted By jja
Hi Wayne. As a record of your trip, they are...

Hi Wayne. As a record of your trip, they are fine, but as a "public" photos, they do not do a lot in conveying the sense of your road trip. When I take a trip, esp. a road trip, I like to give a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-24-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 819
Posted By jja
I've bought a total of 21 lenses in ltm- or...

I've bought a total of 21 lenses in ltm- or m-mount:
25mm--1
28mm--1
35mm--5
40mm--2
50mm--9
90--2
135mm-1

I currently own:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-23-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 971
Posted By jja
ScieAggie, welcome to the forum from a fellow...

ScieAggie, welcome to the forum from a fellow Texan. Where do you teach? I'm also an educator, at an Agg school :).

You have gotten some very good advice about building a reputation on this site. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-20-2011
Replies: 437
Views: 228,550
Posted By jja
Torsten Wolf, I like every single one of the...

Torsten Wolf, I like every single one of the photos you posted. I need to give Ektar a real go one of these days.

For me, there is not doubt: this is the "best" 50mm lens I have ever shot. By...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-17-2011
Replies: 437
Views: 228,550
Posted By jja
Shot on T-Max...

Shot on T-Max 400:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5085/5353754680_4897e81311_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjalonzo/5353754680/)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-16-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 59,740
Posted By jja
Rover, that is a great idea to organize this...

Rover, that is a great idea to organize this information, and John thanks for sharing your knowledge. I'm looking forward to using this page as a resource.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-13-2011
Replies: 66
Views: 35,279
Posted By jja
As a way to get back on topic, here is a photo of...

As a way to get back on topic, here is a photo of La Sagrada Familia taken w/ T-Max 400, developed in D-76:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5044/5353822156_67f8ccdc29_b.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-13-2011
Replies: 66
Views: 35,279
Posted By jja
I think I know where John's coming from, given...

I think I know where John's coming from, given that I am Mexican! "Mexican Spanish" is the most modern and correct form of Spanish. :D Seriously, I just got back from Barcelona--beautiful...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-13-2011
Replies: 66
Views: 35,279
Posted By jja
Hard to tell from these scans, but that might be...

Hard to tell from these scans, but that might be as sharp as you can achieve w/ that lens wide open. The guitar and amp photos have a classic "glow" about them.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-13-2011
Replies: 66
Views: 35,279
Posted By jja
John, I'm always really impressed w/ your...

John, I'm always really impressed w/ your exposure and developing techniques. Could you share a little on the proportions in the chemical mix? Have you tried mixing Rodinal w/ Xtol or other dev.?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-12-2011
Replies: 66
Views: 35,279
Posted By jja
I am not familiar w/ the Rollei developers, and...

I am not familiar w/ the Rollei developers, and my comments apply to D-76 and Xtol.... TMax 400 has higher contrast and has a lot less grain than Tri-X. Shooting w/ TMax 400 is a lot like shooting...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-12-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 8,403
Posted By jja
A 50mm I miss sometimes: 50/1.4 Nikkor LTM, I...

A 50mm I miss sometimes: 50/1.4 Nikkor LTM, I forget which version. Such gentleness of contrast gradation, such soft out-of-focus backgrounds (though sometimes swirly). A great b&w lens, and very...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-12-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 8,403
Posted By jja
I haven't been through as many 50mm lenses as...

I haven't been through as many 50mm lenses as some of you, and I'm not sure I have any real "surprise" lenses, but the two RF lenses I've kept are first-class: Elmar-M 50/2.8 and Summilux Asph....
Forum: Travel 01-07-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,141
Posted By jja
I just got back from Barcelona last week. Still...

I just got back from Barcelona last week. Still working through the photos, all shot on film. I took two M-bodies and a 50 and a 35. I did not carry both bodies w/ me at all times, but I always...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-04-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,837
Posted By jja
I've owned a 35/2 Summicron Asph. for about 4-5...

I've owned a 35/2 Summicron Asph. for about 4-5 years, and it is a great lens. I don't think I would ever sell mine, unless I had lots of extra cash for the new 35/1.4 asph. v. 2 (and even then,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-18-2010
Replies: 77
Views: 6,060
Posted By jja
I'm a fan of the FM/FE lines. I've owned the...

I'm a fan of the FM/FE lines. I've owned the FM2n, FE2, FM3a, and FM. I still have the FM. You can get one of these for around $100 (or less).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-17-2010
Replies: 58
Views: 6,763
Posted By jja
Chris--those last two examples of PX are...

Chris--those last two examples of PX are gorgeous. The photo of your grandfather has a warmer tone than the cat photo; is this due to post-processing, or are the negs different?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-16-2010
Replies: 58
Views: 6,763
Posted By jja
I just ordered some Arista Premium 100, a.k.a....

I just ordered some Arista Premium 100, a.k.a. Plus-X. It's $1.59 right now. Great price. It's v. different from a modern film like Acros 100, which is one of my favorite films. Plux-X has...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-15-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 964
Posted By jja
Let's see some photos w/ this camera!

Let's see some photos w/ this camera!
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-12-2010
Replies: 163
Views: 42,611
Posted By jja
I don't mind the vignetting too much either, and...

I don't mind the vignetting too much either, and I think it even enhances the shot I posted above. Some other shooting situations it might bother me, we'll see.

And I can confirm that the contrast...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-12-2010
Replies: 163
Views: 42,611
Posted By jja
This shot shows some vignetting. Fuji Velvia...

This shot shows some vignetting.

Fuji Velvia 100F:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5288/5251288223_f6d2b33fb5_b.jpg
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-10-2010
Replies: 163
Views: 42,611
Posted By jja
Recently got my copy of this lens here on rff...

Recently got my copy of this lens here on rff (thanks Don Hutton). Here is a sample image from a recent trip to Big Bend National Park. I tried shooting in all kinds of adverse lighting conditions...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-05-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,119
Posted By jja
I meant to look online for Kodak's publication...

I meant to look online for Kodak's publication F-4043:

http://www.kodak.com/global/en/professional/support/techPubs/f4043/f4043.pdf

It lists several times/temps for T-Max, Xtol, D-76, etc., etc. ...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-05-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,119
Posted By jja
Check Kodak's specs for this film (should be...

Check Kodak's specs for this film (should be available on-line). I recall that for the TMY-2, shooting at 400 or 800, development times do not change.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 12-01-2010
Replies: 92
Views: 32,985
Posted By jja
I have the 28/3.5 color skopar also, and I think...

I have the 28/3.5 color skopar also, and I think it would be a great match with the Nex.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 12-01-2010
Replies: 92
Views: 32,985
Posted By jja
What lenses are you using on it? I'm considering...

What lenses are you using on it? I'm considering the Nex 5, if only for the magnesium construction.
Forum: Travel 11-23-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,365
Posted By jja
See if this link still...

See if this link still works:
http://web.mac.com/jjalonzo/iWeb/Site/Yucatan%20%2708.html

Mostly family and location photos. Wish I had more pictures of other people.

We had no trouble at all on...
Forum: Travel 11-23-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,365
Posted By jja
You should go back and rent a little beach house...

You should go back and rent a little beach house in the southern section, which has many fewer big resorts.

A few years ago we flew into Cancun, immediately rented a car, and took a 10-day driving...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-15-2010
Replies: 163
Views: 42,611
Posted By jja
Thanks to those who responded re: the use of...

Thanks to those who responded re: the use of filters. It's interesting to hear that modern films have less of a need for contrast filters (yellow, orange, red, etc.). I have all current production...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-14-2010
Replies: 163
Views: 42,611
Posted By jja
Some great photos here! RE: b&w film shots: are...

Some great photos here! RE: b&w film shots: are you guys using a filter w/ this lens, or are you doing all your adjustments in Photoshop?
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-05-2010
Replies: 44
Views: 6,995
Posted By jja
Yup, a few years ago you could get the 50/2...

Yup, a few years ago you could get the 50/2 M-Hexanon for as little as $300 (I once saw one sell for $250 on pnet). At the going rate of $450-$500 these days, it's still a relatively good deal.

I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-24-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 11,151
Posted By jja
Hey Brian, I'm away from my main computer, but...

Hey Brian,

I'm away from my main computer, but I'll see what I can dig up in the next few days (also, it's been a while since I owned these lenses, and I'm not sure if I did a good job labeling my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-24-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 11,151
Posted By jja
It's been a while since I owned mine, but yes, I...

It's been a while since I owned mine, but yes, I think this is normal.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-24-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 11,151
Posted By jja
Good points all, and no arguments from me if you...

Good points all, and no arguments from me if you own copies of the coll. Summicron with which you are happy. It just didn't work out for me.

I'll add in re: the two coll. Summicrons I owned: both...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-24-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 11,151
Posted By jja
While I would not go so far as "barely useable,"...

While I would not go so far as "barely useable," it was soft enough--in my experience--that I avoided f2 on both copies of the coll. Summicron I owned. So in effect, "barely useable" turns out to be...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-24-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 11,151
Posted By jja
Agree. The workaround for me was to be more...

Agree. The workaround for me was to be more conscious of the aperture I wanted to use, then set it before I began focusing and composing.

To the OP, do have a look on flickr for images taken with...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-24-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 11,151
Posted By jja
I have owned two copies of the collapsible...

I have owned two copies of the collapsible Summicron, one Elmar ca. 1965, and the recently discontinued Elmar-M. My favorite by far is the Elmar-M, but I think your preference will depend on where...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2010
Replies: 138
Views: 15,503
Posted By jja
Shameless plug: I'm selling a BLACK 45/2.8P in...

Shameless plug:

I'm selling a BLACK 45/2.8P in the classifieds, and I don't think it's that exorbitantly priced! I think I could get more via e-bay, but I like you guys. :)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 12-01-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 2,023
Posted By jja
You are a bad influence Wayne! Btw, how's your...

You are a bad influence Wayne!

Btw, how's your new Elmarit-M? And when's the big sell-off?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-25-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,644
Posted By jja
Even the asph. can produce less than crisp images...

Even the asph. can produce less than crisp images (I know about this!), so that is not necessarily a give away. Contrast can also be added in development or PP, right? Based on what seems...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-20-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 2,676
Posted By jja
I agree, a good corn tortilla can't be beat, and...

I agree, a good corn tortilla can't be beat, and you don't need eggs to make corn tortillas.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-19-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 10,156
Posted By jja
Well, "optimal" will be a stretch under any...

Well, "optimal" will be a stretch under any conditions unless you are in a studio. If you look up the fact sheet for the new TMax 400 (TMY-2), Kodak recommends the same dev. times for tmax shot at...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-17-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 1,923
Posted By jja
Good for you Wayne! Let's see some photos soon.

Good for you Wayne! Let's see some photos soon.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-17-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 1,923
Posted By jja
Really depends how avid you are about using 90mm...

Really depends how avid you are about using 90mm lenses. If you use them a lot, as in more than 50% of the time, then you can justify keeping any two. If you are like me, and only use a 90mm about...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2009
Replies: 3,062
Views: 738,354
Posted By jja
Thanks Wayne, that is handy--the new TMAX 400...

Thanks Wayne, that is handy--the new TMAX 400 fact sheet does not include 1:3 for xtol. And since our water is so warm in Austin (approx. 80 deg. F), I can just dev. for 9:00 (will experiment, of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2009
Replies: 3,062
Views: 738,354
Posted By jja
Okay, I will!

Okay, I will!
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-29-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,953
Posted By jja
Congrats! You'll find it very easy to move back...

Congrats! You'll find it very easy to move back and forth between your M6 and the Mamiya 6.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2009
Replies: 3,062
Views: 738,354
Posted By jja
Thanks! Xtol 1:1 is my current standard. ...

Thanks! Xtol 1:1 is my current standard. Thinking of trying Pyrocat HD.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2009
Replies: 3,062
Views: 738,354
Posted By jja
Todd, what developer are you using...

Todd, what developer are you using nowadays?

From my Mamiya 6MF:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2673/3770112184_495f47d077.jpg
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-28-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,953
Posted By jja
I recently got a Mamiya 6MF and I think it's...

I recently got a Mamiya 6MF and I think it's brilliant. I wear glasses and can see the exposure information, but I have to tilt the camera slightly. This is no big deal for me because I'm used to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-22-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,442
Posted By jja
I have them mounted, for two very good reasons,...

I have them mounted, for two very good reasons, already stated above:

1. Editing is easiest for me when they are projected.
2. My kids really enjoy the slideshows.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-15-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 2,018
Posted By jja
Black plastic CV 28mm finder works great for me,...

Black plastic CV 28mm finder works great for me, and I wear glasses. I have not tried the metal version to compare, but I find the plastic version very bright. Makes composing a breeze.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-28-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 2,144
Posted By jja
"...to my eys." Thanks, that was my point...

"...to my eys." Thanks, that was my point exactly.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-28-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 2,144
Posted By jja
Uh oh, Amguy, let's not confuse the new...

Uh oh, Amguy, let's not confuse the new guy!

While the v.3 Summicron is certainly a great value and a great performer, you cannot objectively say that "this 6 element design has a lot of optical...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-28-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 2,144
Posted By jja
Since you are new to rangefinders, my advice is...

Since you are new to rangefinders, my advice is to wait a good while (at least 6 months, if not a year) to get comfortable with what you have. Learn your camera and learn your 50, then you will have...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-20-2009
Replies: 1,006
Views: 366,105
Posted By jja
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3385/3549697230_b0e...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3385/3549697230_b0e703cb3b_o.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-19-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 2,537
Posted By jja
Tri-x, of course, but also the new T-max. With...

Tri-x, of course, but also the new T-max. With T-max I get deep blacks and a good tonal range.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-13-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,312
Posted By jja
I got one for my birthday last year, it's a great...

I got one for my birthday last year, it's a great light meter. The settings are easy to change and there is not much worry of accidentally moving dials while making measurements. If you don't like...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-09-2009
Replies: 56
Views: 3,735
Posted By jja
About the only manual-focus Nikon I wouldn't...

About the only manual-focus Nikon I wouldn't shoot with is the EM. Everything else is great, depending on your needs.

The FM/FE series are my favorite. FM, FE, FM2(N) FE2, and FM3a are all exactly...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-08-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 2,727
Posted By jja
I love the overall performance of the pre-asph...

I love the overall performance of the pre-asph Summilux (not talking ultimate sharpness here), so you make the lens sound very, very tempting Alan!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-08-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By jja
I think yes. I sold a silver one for $800 last...

I think yes. I sold a silver one for $800 last summer, and a black one for $750 about 2 years ago. I'm speculating that a combination of the economic slowdown and strong alternatives from Zeiss and...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-07-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 2,495
Posted By jja
Steve, good work. Here is...

Steve, good work. Here is Tulum:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3087/2841134925_20da3dd812.jpg

and Merida:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3045/2696786554_74f3e0dca7.jpg
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-07-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 2,495
Posted By jja
One more note on gear. Of course, your...

One more note on gear. Of course, your preferences will vary, but I found that two bodies and a 25/50 combo covered all my needs. I carried my MP and M4 everywhere and always felt...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-07-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 2,495
Posted By jja
Michel, I was in the Yucatan last summer, doing a...

Michel, I was in the Yucatan last summer, doing a similar trip. We rented a car in Cancun and drove to Valladolid, Chichen Itza, Merida, Uxmal, and Tulum, among other places. You will have a great...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-05-2009
Replies: 183
Views: 95,927
Posted By jja
Some of these have a great feel, like you are...

Some of these have a great feel, like you are right in the midst of street action--which you were! I like the leaflet, umbrella, and "Lawson."

I own a 40mm Rokkor and find it challenging to shoot...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-04-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 903
Posted By jja
New Blurb book: "Way out West"

I think I'm finally getting the hang of putting together photo books/albums. My most recent book is on Blurb, and I titled it "Way out West: Davis Mountains and Big Bend." These are photos from my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-03-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 2,251
Posted By jja
The (new) tmax 400 and xtol are a great combo,...

The (new) tmax 400 and xtol are a great combo, I've used them in the past. And now I have to try on my enlarger. Great, great photos.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-02-2009
Replies: 54
Views: 4,321
Posted By jja
No doubt, the last 50mm Summicron is a great...

No doubt, the last 50mm Summicron is a great lens--it's sharp, high contrast, and handles well. Of the two samples I owned, however, the lens displayed a mild tendency to flare at unexpected...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-23-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,057
Posted By jja
Elmar-M is a fantastic lens, I have one, but your...

Elmar-M is a fantastic lens, I have one, but your son may or may not appreciate that it collapses.

Notwithstanding your request for Leica only suggestions, Roland is absolutely right about the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-26-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 2,586
Posted By jja
Order through their website before the 31st and...

Order through their website before the 31st and you get the 15% rebate. They initially charge your credit card the full amount (plus shipping), then they will reimburse your cc 15% of the purchase...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-23-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 2,240
Posted By jja
Good suggestions, Double Neg. In the low end,...

Good suggestions, Double Neg. In the low end, I've tried Yashica Mat 124, Rolleicord III, and Minolta Autocord. By far my favorite of those three is the Autocord, which can be had for maybe $200 in...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-23-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 2,240
Posted By jja
Start at or near the top: 3.5E or 3.5F w/...

Start at or near the top: 3.5E or 3.5F w/ xenotar or planar lens. Get it CLA'd and then be done. A well calibrated Rolleiflex produces gorgeous negatives, no matter the model.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-22-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,081
Posted By jja
Congrats on your new kit. If you don't already...

Congrats on your new kit. If you don't already have a slide projector, check your local craigslist and buy one for a few bucks. Grandma will love it! My kids really enjoy seeing our vacation...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-19-2009
Replies: 48
Views: 4,449
Posted By jja
Yes, I have one. :)

Yes, I have one. :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-15-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 1,737
Posted By jja
That is correct, Robert White will reimburse your...

That is correct, Robert White will reimburse your credit card 15% at the time of shipment. I was told this last week when I was placing an order. They do not have everything in the store, but they...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 1,907
Posted By jja
Thank you Francisco and Bob, it's good to have...

Thank you Francisco and Bob, it's good to have this information confirmed. Looks like I'll be selling a bit more gear to get what I'm after, but I'll have to do it quick!

To the OP, you have made a...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-08-2009
Replies: 54
Views: 6,370
Posted By jja
I will look into this, thanks!

I will look into this, thanks!
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-08-2009
Replies: 54
Views: 6,370
Posted By jja
Matt, how is Robert White going to ship the...

Matt, how is Robert White going to ship the camera and what were shipping charges? Also, once the camera arrives in the U.S., will you be responsible to pay any duties?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 1,907
Posted By jja
How much was the overseas shipping charge on the...

How much was the overseas shipping charge on the outfit? For U.S.-based buyers, does anyone know what the import duties are on a $2500 camera or lens? This info is harder to find than I expected.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-08-2009
Replies: 66
Views: 5,139
Posted By jja
I like the FM series a lot. I have an FM and and...

I like the FM series a lot. I have an FM and and FM3a, and they feel like about 90% the same camera. Of course, the FM3a has a very sophisticated shutter--electronically controlled in AE mode, but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-23-2008
Replies: 114
Views: 7,004
Posted By jja
Congrats memphis! My best acquisition this year:...

Congrats memphis! My best acquisition this year: 40/2 CLE Rokkor from you. I'm still getting used to guesstimating the frame-lines, but the results are stunning in color or b&w.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-23-2008
Replies: 180
Views: 13,448
Posted By jja
Family snaps are the best! My boys, running the...

Family snaps are the best! My boys, running the beach in Tulum, Mexico last summer.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3121/3131164290_16cebe86a5_o.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-18-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 5,965
Posted By jja
The lens can be very sharp stopped down. Opened...

The lens can be very sharp stopped down. Opened up, it produces a dreamy look. I've only shot it bw:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3148/2902710097_b7d066cf7c_o.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-18-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 5,965
Posted By jja
I have a coll. Summicron w/ no noticeable...

I have a coll. Summicron w/ no noticeable markings. I had it for sale, but had no takers. I have since sent if off for a full CLA an it has just returned. I'm still considering selling it b/c I...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-15-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 5,884
Posted By jja
You cannot go wrong w/ the Hex 50/2, it is a...

You cannot go wrong w/ the Hex 50/2, it is a wonderful lens. I have not owned the 50/1.2, though I am curious about it. Looking at the photos mounted on a camera--wow, it's big, and if you are...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-10-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 16,145
Posted By jja
A recent Nikkor 2.8 will yield excellent results...

A recent Nikkor 2.8 will yield excellent results at a great price. Check here for an extensive discussion of this topic:

http://www.apug.org/forums/forum43/56070-best-used-enlarger-lens-35mm.html
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-08-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,198
Posted By jja
More comments: You indicate that you are...

More comments:

You indicate that you are developing for 9:00 min. @ 22 deg. celcius. I'm assuming you are using Xtol 1 plus 1, which would be too much time. Try 9:00 @ 20 deg. celcius, which is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-08-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,198
Posted By jja
I have a few comments/questions: What scanner...

I have a few comments/questions:

What scanner are you using? Is it a flatbed or a Nikon CoolScan V (as indicated on flickr)? These have the fuzzy look of flatbed scans. You indicate that you...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-07-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 3,755
Posted By jja
I have the Domke F-5xa and F-5xb. 5xa: 1 body +...

I have the Domke F-5xa and F-5xb.

5xa: 1 body + 1 or 2 lenses + 4 rolls of film + light meter
5xb: 2 bodies + 2 lenses + 8 (or more) rolls of film + light meter

Unlike the F-5xb, the F-5xa does not...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-31-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 1,962
Posted By jja
Good suggestion, zgeeRF. The 24/2.8 ais is a...

Good suggestion, zgeeRF. The 24/2.8 ais is a great lens. If you want close to normal, then the 28/2 ais has a very fine reputation, as does the 28/2.8. If you are used to shooting with 40mm on a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-28-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By jja
I saw some of your summaron photos on flickr. ...

I saw some of your summaron photos on flickr. Unless you really need the extra speed, keep it! But if you decide to sell, contact me. :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-28-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By jja
Do you mean this is the non-goggled version (for...

Do you mean this is the non-goggled version (for M2), or that it's missing the goggles? If you have the non-goggled version, it's an excellent lens, different from the summicron asph. in its ability...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-27-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 939
Posted By jja
I don't know about your speed considerations, but...

I don't know about your speed considerations, but I really like my recently acquired CV 28/3.5. Solid construction, extremely compact, easy to use, and a very fine performer. Used runs about $250,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-10-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,512
Posted By jja
I had one briefly, it's a great lens. Very...

I had one briefly, it's a great lens. Very compact, and the aperture tab works quite well (I didn't think I'd like it initially). Compared to my Asph. version, the v2 has less contrast, but...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-10-2008
Replies: 50
Views: 6,363
Posted By jja
What does Steve Choi charge for a standard lens...

What does Steve Choi charge for a standard lens CLA?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-10-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 2,540
Posted By jja
I'm not familiar with Griptac, but I recovered my...

I'm not familiar with Griptac, but I recovered my MP with Aki Asahi's material (the larger pebble emboss), which is great and easy to apply. I second Erik's experience removing the old covering: the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,083
Posted By jja
Read this: http://nemeng.com/leica/043b.shtml

Read this:

http://nemeng.com/leica/043b.shtml
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 2,262
Posted By jja
Pherdinand, very good point (not that you were...

Pherdinand, very good point (not that you were talking about me re: great images :))! I'm with you 100%, the greatness (or mediocrity) of an image finally depends on the photographer's vision and a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-11-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 2,262
Posted By jja
Hi Helen, I'd like to see photos from your '34...

Hi Helen, I'd like to see photos from your '34 Elmar. I had a '60 that made some great images.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-11-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 2,262
Posted By jja
katgut: Thanks for reposting the question. I...

katgut:
Thanks for reposting the question. I agree, it's a valid question, but in my experience people who ask clipped, confrontational questions are not really interested in having a discussion. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-10-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 2,262
Posted By jja
I wouldn't expect to convince everyone, but...

I wouldn't expect to convince everyone, but thanks for stopping by!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-10-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 2,262
Posted By jja
The first version Elmar (1958-74) is generally...

The first version Elmar (1958-74) is generally referred to as "Elmar," while the modern, second version (1994-2007?) is called "Elmar-M."

The lenses have a different look and different handling.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-10-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 2,262
Posted By jja
Thanks JJK! Here's my older kid, coming in...

Thanks JJK! Here's my older kid, coming in close:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3146/2845341883_fc9f148d4f_o.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-10-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 2,262
Posted By jja
Thanks Harry, that one looks good too. Here's...

Thanks Harry, that one looks good too. Here's one in color:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2017/2171625373_867380e365_o.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-08-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 2,262
Posted By jja
W/NW: What's so special about Elmar-M?

I'm not sure how to put it into words, but I think the 50mm Elmar-M has an incredible character. Modern-retro?

T-Max 400 (new), Xtol...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-05-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 8,014
Posted By jja
Interesting observations Ben and Matt. I cannot...

Interesting observations Ben and Matt. I cannot address the barrel distortion or light fall-off issues directly, but I'll note that light fall off has never been a problem w/ my M-Hexanon, and I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-04-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 8,014
Posted By jja
If your heart is set on Leica, then save your...

If your heart is set on Leica, then save your money for a different focal length and get the M-Hexanon. I have owned the Hex and the Summicron (latest version) simultaneously, and the optical...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-01-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,452
Posted By jja
Although you say you like the finder and meter of...

Although you say you like the finder and meter of the M7, it also sounds like you are not completely happy with it. Why not sell the M7 and see if you can get along with just the M2 (and no on-board...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-18-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,205
Posted By jja
Thank you Justin. Mine is older, but also in...

Thank you Justin. Mine is older, but also in really great shape. Hopefully, I'll get around to shooting with it soon. If you have any film photos (color or b&w), I'd love to see them. I am really...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-18-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,205
Posted By jja
Thanks for doing this series, I like these a lot....

Thanks for doing this series, I like these a lot. I have a recently acquired Summicron coll. that I have to test. How is the condition of your lens?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-15-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,373
Posted By jja
I use tap water for the whole developing...

I use tap water for the whole developing process.

Visiondrawn, good to see that the new Tmax works well with Rodinal. And isn't that Elmar-M something? Really easy to live with.
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