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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-29-2008
Replies: 1,144
Views: 230,411
Posted By Joe
64645 Hambone the Cat summitar iiif plus x

64645

Hambone the Cat


summitar iiif plus x
Forum: RFF Polls 10-18-2008
Replies: 98
Views: 9,373
Posted By Joe
I print in a darkroom now but I'm excited about...

I print in a darkroom now but I'm excited about making some ink jet prints too, specifically as a way to make a book.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-08-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 2,574
Posted By Joe
wolfgang tilmans, hiroshi sugimoto, gillian laub,...

wolfgang tilmans, hiroshi sugimoto, gillian laub, gregor schneider, et. al.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-07-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 2,227
Posted By Joe
I was just about to ask this question myself....

I was just about to ask this question myself. I've been using an old Beseler Dichro 45s color head enlarger, but have a chance to buy a very clean Omega 2 condenser. I think I'll stick with the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-04-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 3,811
Posted By Joe
The M5 is large for a Leica, which is why it's...

The M5 is large for a Leica, which is why it's good to also have an M2 and IIIf.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-27-2008
Replies: 97
Views: 10,534
Posted By Joe
I haven't felt any pinch. In fact I just tried...

I haven't felt any pinch. In fact I just tried Efke 25, which is newly available to me. Chemicals are cheap and plentiful. I have my own darkroom. I'm not worried.
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-25-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,436
Posted By Joe
In my experience perspective can be an issue with...

In my experience perspective can be an issue with wide angles for portraiture, not distortion. Things like big hands and feet, big noses are issues of perspective, not distortion. Longer lenses are...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-11-2008
Replies: 64
Views: 4,183
Posted By Joe
can digital emulate film? of course. Can a...

can digital emulate film? of course. Can a computer emulate my '59 tweed champ? of course. Is it the same? Never in a million years!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-09-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 3,267
Posted By Joe
The Barnack cameras are pretty dang simple. I...

The Barnack cameras are pretty dang simple. I don't see what's so fussy about them. Now DSLRs on the other hand...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-05-2008
Replies: 48
Views: 4,670
Posted By Joe
My Grandfather left me an M5 with Summilux 35 and...

My Grandfather left me an M5 with Summilux 35 and 50, and elmarit 135. But bragging aside, when I received the camera it had a huge dent, fungus in the viewfinder, a broken take up spool, and the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-31-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,426
Posted By Joe
Glad to hear it... but to be able to make...

Glad to hear it... but to be able to make adjustments to the print's brightness and contrast you will need longer exposure times. I usually end up somewhere between 12 and 20 seconds. Also the paper...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-29-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,426
Posted By Joe
Yes I'm wrong about 350 watts, it's probably more...

Yes I'm wrong about 350 watts, it's probably more like 250 watts, it just reads "350 watts max" on the back of the lamp housing.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-29-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,426
Posted By Joe
As far as I know, Xtol is film developer. You...

As far as I know, Xtol is film developer. You need Dektol, or some other paper developer, and a stop bath is important before the fix. Ilford's indicator stopbath is good.
Exposure times are usually...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-24-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 3,997
Posted By Joe
It is very funereal, a lens for the after-life in...

It is very funereal, a lens for the after-life in a mummifying box, to be buried with a Pharaoh, appropriately a Noctilux...I hear the Western Lands don't get much sun...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-23-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,629
Posted By Joe
Why coating on the front element?

I'm confused. Lens coatings are designed to reduce reflections, right? They don't have any effect on the light that goes through the lens, they just cancel out reflected frequencies, reducing the...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-22-2008
Replies: 77
Views: 5,522
Posted By Joe
Flim Forever!!

Flim Forever!!
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-21-2008
Replies: 77
Views: 5,522
Posted By Joe
Flim Forever!!

Flim Forever!!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-16-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,473
Posted By Joe
Don't forget to figure in the cost of an overhaul...

Don't forget to figure in the cost of an overhaul and curtain replacement, which is around $300 from a reputable place like Krauter or DAG here in the states. Better yet hold out for a iiif that's...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-13-2008
Replies: 386
Views: 53,806
Posted By Joe
62563 Horses rain cloud sage brush

62563

Horses rain cloud sage brush
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-01-2008
Replies: 538
Views: 45,319
Posted By Joe
62204 m5 'lux 50mm

62204

m5 'lux 50mm
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-25-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 2,096
Posted By Joe
I have this rig (3f+summaron), except with the...

I have this rig (3f+summaron), except with the Leitz finder, and I adore it. I carry it with me every day. Alas, my 3F needs a new curtain, so I will be forlorn for a while.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-22-2008
Replies: 20
Poll: Praying
Views: 2,120
Posted By Joe
Some whispered cursing, and I get good prints!...

Some whispered cursing, and I get good prints! However, I do kneel. My darkroom's ceiling is about 6'3", so the big Beseler enlarger has to sit on a very low table.

I also consider the darkroom my...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-22-2008
Replies: 83
Views: 10,029
Posted By Joe
The nice thing about those little moleskine...

The nice thing about those little moleskine notebooks is that they are so expensive you never lose them.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-21-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 11,161
Posted By Joe
All the material shot in the '60s is now 40+...

All the material shot in the '60s is now 40+ years old, not to mention we see much of it in the form of book and magazine images, which are certainly faded, so how can you say what it looked like...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-16-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,363
Posted By Joe
cool photo, thanks for posting it

cool photo, thanks for posting it
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-16-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 2,019
Posted By Joe
The ship is listing, as is the building. Shortly...

The ship is listing, as is the building. Shortly after the photo was taken, one sank, and the other was condemned.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-16-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 4,200
Posted By Joe
Collecting is, according to Freud, a...

Collecting is, according to Freud, a manifestation of castration anxiety.
Also, Freud's ideas about sexual fetishism are analogous, the primary drive being displaced onto secondary accoutrements....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-13-2008
Replies: 136
Views: 10,483
Posted By Joe
61647 61648

61647

61648
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-13-2008
Replies: 136
Views: 10,483
Posted By Joe
61645 heliar 15mm m5

61645


heliar 15mm m5
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-13-2008
Replies: 136
Views: 10,483
Posted By Joe
61638 61635 cv 15mm Leica M5

61638

61635


cv 15mm Leica M5
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-05-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 7,325
Posted By Joe
Nisen-bokeh (double line bokeh) resulting from...

Nisen-bokeh (double line bokeh) resulting from overcorrected spherical aberration, along with cats eye effect resulting from optical vignetting.

NO, I'm not an expert, I just found this well...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-04-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 1,657
Posted By Joe
Hard to say, the second one is more correctly...

Hard to say, the second one is more correctly exposed, but the first one, by reducing detail in the shadows, puts more emphasis on the main subject.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-02-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 2,055
Posted By Joe
I love my m5, and the meter is great, but you...

I love my m5, and the meter is great, but you only get a really accurate meter reading if you are putting the spot on 18% gray. I learned this when some slides I shot came out a bit underexposed. My...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-28-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,383
Posted By Joe
I use the cosina 15mm on the M5, it looks scary,...

I use the cosina 15mm on the M5, it looks scary, but it fits with no problems.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-11-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 3,890
Posted By Joe
I also bought a Canon 50/1.4 from that seller. I...

I also bought a Canon 50/1.4 from that seller. I think it was about the same price too.
The condition was a little overstated. The lens had some faint cleaning marks that weren't mentioned. Also...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-04-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,215
Posted By Joe
I recently mistakenly underexposed a roll of...

I recently mistakenly underexposed a roll of tri-x by two stops (i.e. I shot it at 1600). I made no adjustments in processing and the images are fine, they just need a contrast boost in printing. On...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 06-02-2008
Replies: 48
Views: 8,551
Posted By Joe
Considering the popularity of 35mm lenses, the M2...

Considering the popularity of 35mm lenses, the M2 is the classic Leica. Its stripped down features only add to the attraction. IMO it is the quintessential rangefinder camera, indeed, the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-27-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 3,087
Posted By Joe
Just discovered solarisation(by mistake)

I turned on the lights by mistake while the paper was in the dektol. I had no idea, what a surprise!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-26-2008
Replies: 122
Views: 10,849
Posted By Joe
"you're no good, you're no good, you're no good,...

"you're no good, you're no good, you're no good, baby, you're no good"--Linda Rondstadt
Have you ever heard this song and thought she was singing to you? Could be a sign.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-13-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,984
Posted By Joe
I have scanned a lot of film on an Imacon drum...

I have scanned a lot of film on an Imacon drum scanner, which has presets for common film types. Personally, I only scan color now, and print b&w the old way. I like Velvia and Provia for a saturated...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-12-2008
Replies: 63
Views: 8,096
Posted By Joe
..."She treated me nicely and said something...

..."She treated me nicely and said something really interesting: 'don't be a shutterbug, young man,' she said. 'All these photographers with their 35 millimeter cameras go snap, snap, snap and can't...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-08-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 986
Posted By Joe
bad link, please try posting it again

bad link, please try posting it again
Forum: RFF Polls 05-03-2008
Replies: 93
Views: 8,577
Posted By Joe
my first camera was an argus brick, bought at a...

my first camera was an argus brick, bought at a junk shop with money I saved from doing yardwork. Shortly thereafter I was given a canon SLR with a zoom lens, and even as a sixth grader I knew it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-02-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,021
Posted By Joe
watch out for perspective tricks, the leica...

watch out for perspective tricks, the leica rangefinder is accurate enough that sometimes a tilt in the camera viewpoint will make things look off.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-02-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 3,988
Posted By Joe
My grandpa left me his leica along with a 35...

My grandpa left me his leica along with a 35 'lux, a 50 'lux, and 135 elmarit. When I saw the pictures from the first roll I was hooked. Plus Leicas are so fun to use.

That being said, the 55/1.8...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-02-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,036
Posted By Joe
Try a search for threads with "summaron" in the...

Try a search for threads with "summaron" in the title, there's been a lot about this lately.
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-23-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 3,189
Posted By Joe
Nikkor 35/2.5 vs. Summaron 35/3.5?

Does anyone have an opinion/first hand experience about how these compare, toe to toe, in terms of general performance: resolution and sharpness, contrast, distortion?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-18-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 2,437
Posted By Joe
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2236/2327218495_643...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2236/2327218495_643a9ae0fa.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gabrielma/2327218495/)

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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-18-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,042
Posted By Joe
$300-$400 for the repair. IIIfs are cool cameras,...

$300-$400 for the repair. IIIfs are cool cameras, but they really aren't any cheaper than M2s or M3s after you put the work into them. They are really old and they need to be completely overhauled....
Forum: RFF Polls 04-18-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 4,692
Posted By Joe
"A soup made from the shadow of the ghost of an...

"A soup made from the shadow of the ghost of an alien crow who has died from starvation"---Alien Lincoln
Forum: RFF Polls 04-18-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 4,692
Posted By Joe
Of course there are aliens. Of all the...

Of course there are aliens. Of all the uncountable number of suns in the universe do we really think we're the only ones? I hope we aren't.

Are there aliens visiting us secretly with flying saucers,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-17-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 2,437
Posted By Joe
Is this it? Full frame and detail, 'lux 35mm...

Is this it? Full frame and detail, 'lux 35mm @1.4

58354

58353
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-16-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By Joe
Thanks for the responses, I'll either send it out...

Thanks for the responses, I'll either send it out or break out the Sharpie.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,382
Posted By Joe
Or get a digital camera.

Or get a digital camera.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-16-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By Joe
Summitar f stops and front element tightness

Hi, I don't know if anyone can help with this but I'll give it a try.

As you Summitar owners know, the front element unscrews pretty easily from the the lens.

The problem with mine is that if I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-11-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 4,931
Posted By Joe
the lens I've used with the most personality,...

the lens I've used with the most personality, subjectively, is an SLR lens: the 80mm Zeiss Planar for Hasselblad.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-07-2008
Replies: 50
Views: 4,168
Posted By Joe
"Dogs bark at strangers"--Herakleitos

"Dogs bark at strangers"--Herakleitos
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-06-2008
Replies: 67
Views: 5,636
Posted By Joe
Artist Chuck Close still makes Daguerreotypes....

Artist Chuck Close still makes Daguerreotypes.

Vacuum tubes are still being manufactured for music amplification.

"Lost" is shot on 35mm film.


I'm more worried about honey bees.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-02-2008
Replies: 126
Views: 11,413
Posted By Joe
She's a fool, he's a cheat. Ah, humanity.

She's a fool, he's a cheat. Ah, humanity.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-02-2008
Replies: 72
Views: 11,384
Posted By Joe
Well it's a good thing you're not...

Well it's a good thing you're not Eisenstadt(kissing), Sally Mann or Diane Arbus(children), Don McCullin or Weegee(suffering, kissing, or children).

Empty doorways are a safe bet. You'll be sure to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-30-2008
Replies: 290
Views: 22,233
Posted By Joe
I have: Summilux (might have a focusing issue,...

I have:

Summilux (might have a focusing issue, I'm in the process of testing it)

Summitar(blech, need to get rid of it, oh maybe I'll give it another shot)

Canon 1.4 (a summilux for the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-22-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,326
Posted By Joe
Are they fake, or are they just Soviet? I bought...

Are they fake, or are they just Soviet?

I bought a zeiss biogon from a Russian dealer, thinking it was a WWII era lens. When i saw that it wasn't, I returned it. The dealer refunded my money, but he...
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-20-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 3,385
Posted By Joe
Canon 50/1.4 M39(from what I've seen so far this...

Canon 50/1.4 M39(from what I've seen so far this lens is at least as sharp as the Summilux 50 pre-asph).

Summaron 35/3.5. I have come to really appreciate this lens, partly because, due to it's...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-20-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 3,053
Posted By Joe
That's a great photo, a masterpiece

That's a great photo, a masterpiece
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-18-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 3,053
Posted By Joe
That is an awesome video, I am impressed. It...

That is an awesome video, I am impressed. It takes me ten minutes, but I usually light some candles first.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-13-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,782
Posted By Joe
Focus the camera from infinity to near and back...

Focus the camera from infinity to near and back again and watch the frameline movement to see it sticks at all. It should be smooth with no hang ups. It's a cheap repair though. That's something I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-10-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 2,569
Posted By Joe
p.s it's vented and made out of aluminum

p.s it's vented and made out of aluminum
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-10-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 2,569
Posted By Joe
this is a tiffen hood that screws into the...

this is a tiffen hood that screws into the summitar and takes series 6 filters:
57028
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-07-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 1,842
Posted By Joe
And one more, thing, about it being ugly. It's a...

And one more, thing, about it being ugly. It's a camera, not a fashion accessory.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-07-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 1,842
Posted By Joe
I'm not an expert but: The M5 was made in the...

I'm not an expert but:
The M5 was made in the Wetzlar factory using the same manufacturing techniques as the M4, M3, M2, e.g. vulcanite covering, brass sprockets and gears, analog speeds. It was the...
Forum: Off Topic 03-05-2008
Replies: 181
Views: 3,395
Posted By Joe
"The value of insipid opponents. At times one...

"The value of insipid opponents. At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid." ----Nietzsche
Forum: Off Topic 03-05-2008
Replies: 181
Views: 3,395
Posted By Joe
"Think about it - if you see some person skulking...

"Think about it - if you see some person skulking down your alleyway, and you've never seen him before, and he's the look of a wideboy on him, you'd like to be able to ring up the garda and have them...
Forum: Off Topic 03-05-2008
Replies: 181
Views: 3,395
Posted By Joe
I was confronted by a transit employee here for...

I was confronted by a transit employee here for having a camera (because I had pointed it at the escalator). We got into an argument, then my train came. When I reached my destination, there were...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-02-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 1,284
Posted By Joe
Oh yeah, owning a Leica is like owning a vintage...

Oh yeah, owning a Leica is like owning a vintage sportscar---you give the mechanic a bottle of wine at Christmas.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-02-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 2,271
Posted By Joe
When I first got my leica the meter battery was...

When I first got my leica the meter battery was dead. I bought some color negative film and set the exposure from the recommendations on the box. The whole roll came out perfectly exposed.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-02-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 1,284
Posted By Joe
The conventional wisdom re the M2(paragon of...

The conventional wisdom re the M2(paragon of engineering mastery and streamlined exquisiteness) is that it wants a 35mm lens, preferably one that likes the nighttime.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-28-2008
Replies: 89
Views: 2,995
Posted By Joe
You paid for goods, they sent the goods. Are you...

You paid for goods, they sent the goods. Are you happy with them? If so, keep them. How come "let the buyer beware" is such a one way street?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-25-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 1,365
Posted By Joe
I take that back--I wouldn't take it to a lab

I take that back--I wouldn't take it to a lab
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-25-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 1,365
Posted By Joe
I like the plastic idiot-proof reels with the...

I like the plastic idiot-proof reels with the large loading flange(?) but they need to be bone dry to work. But I've been using a Hewes steel reel lately and have yet to see any "kisses". The...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-25-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 928
Posted By Joe
Canon 50/1.4 LTM

Canon 50/1.4 LTM
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-25-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 1,110
Posted By Joe
What does calibration entail? Sending it out for...

What does calibration entail? Sending it out for service?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-23-2008
Replies: 102
Views: 3,314
Posted By Joe
The M5's real flaw, in my opinion: Film...

The M5's real flaw, in my opinion:

Film loading. The three prongs on the quick loader spool come loose and can not be repaired easily if at all. Replacement spools are very expensive. I have come...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-23-2008
Replies: 102
Views: 3,314
Posted By Joe
Does the M6 have a spot meter? Forgive my...

Does the M6 have a spot meter? Forgive my ignorance, but I've been so happy with my M5 it's never occured to me to try one.
Forum: RFF Polls 02-19-2008
Replies: 296
Views: 15,947
Posted By Joe
I smoked two packs of Marlborough reds a day for...

I smoked two packs of Marlborough reds a day for years. On April 1 around 7 years ago I was talking to a friend on the phone and running out of breath (and not yet 35). My friend said "why don't you...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-19-2008
Replies: 414
Views: 17,338
Posted By Joe
Flim Forever!

Flim Forever!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-19-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 876
Posted By Joe
Velvia scanned with a flex light(?) at ~5000dpi...

Velvia scanned with a flex light(?) at ~5000dpi then downsized to 72dpi jpegs. Original and detail.56111

56112
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-02-2008
Replies: 102
Views: 3,314
Posted By Joe
The M5 ugly? I've never owned a camera that...

The M5 ugly? I've never owned a camera that elicited so many oohs and aahs. It isn't ugly, but it does get noticed. A black M5 with it's black leather half case is a beautiful camera. The M5's...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-02-2008
Replies: 144
Views: 24,254
Posted By Joe
Ideal: never ever touch the lens. Second best:...

Ideal: never ever touch the lens. Second best: brush off loose dust with camel hair brush, then very very gently touch a lens tissue soaked with cleaner fluid to the surface, then, without any...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-02-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By Joe
In terms of weight the canon 50/1.4 balances...

In terms of weight the canon 50/1.4 balances perfectly with the IIIf, like a good kitchen knife, right between the body and the focus ring. The lens blocks a lot of the onboard viewfinder, but it...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-02-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,374
Posted By Joe
I found an old Tiffen("made in U.S.A.") screw-in...

I found an old Tiffen("made in U.S.A.") screw-in hood that works great. It also comes apart to take series filters (6 I think), and doubles as a hood for the Summaron 35/3.5 and Nikkor 35/2.5 when...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-02-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 777
Posted By Joe
Don't mess with it! Send it out and have it...

Don't mess with it! Send it out and have it properly serviced. It's vintage Leitz precision optics, not a lawnmower. BTW the Summitar is a great lens optically, but badly designed from a user's point...
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-17-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,481
Posted By Joe
Time to wake up M. Valdemar

Time to wake up M. Valdemar
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-05-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,225
Posted By Joe
Well, anyway, I like those photos.

Well, anyway, I like those photos.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-05-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,225
Posted By Joe
I had those streaks on negs too, from a IIIf(and...

I had those streaks on negs too, from a IIIf(and from a pro lab, too). I suspect they're caused by the camera, not the lab. That was my experience. The high speeds are out of whack.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-29-2007
Replies: 108
Views: 6,020
Posted By Joe
Comments I've heard about M5: "that is a...

Comments I've heard about M5:

"that is a beautiful camera"(thanks)
"I'll trade you my computer for it"(no)
"oooooh"(thanks)
"So is that medium format?"(no)
"Who are you with?"(what?)
"Is that medium...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-08-2007
Replies: 81
Views: 9,860
Posted By Joe
Here's a link to firsthand account of Winogrand...

Here's a link to firsthand account of Winogrand photographing on the street:

http://www.photogs.com/bwworld/xtol1.html
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