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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 396
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I have one for my M9 and one for my M8, -1 Leica...

I have one for my M9 and one for my M8, -1 Leica diopters bought new at B&H, they gently get tight after a few turns and done.

They seem to be of equal quality as the ones I have on my Nikon F and...
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 2,579
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Played with the cats changed oil in my CRV cut...

Played with the cats

changed oil in my CRV

cut the grass

played the piano

played with the cats
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Boris would have been using the 28mm F3.5 lens on...

Boris would have been using the 28mm F3.5 lens on his NIKON FTN. The 2.8 and 2.0 versions didn’t come out for several years later.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-30-2020
Replies: 109
Views: 3,594
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I have a type 4 which I find more flare resistant...

I have a type 4 which I find more flare resistant than the type 5 which I sold. I also like the tiger claw. I had an “M” collapsible and sold it keeping my LTM collapsible so I can use it on the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-26-2020
Replies: 24
Views: 957
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
These are great lenses, I love mine, one a 1933...

These are great lenses, I love mine, one a 1933 nickel on my 1933 black /nickel model III and a chrome 1941, both uncoated, and fairly inexpensively cleaned by DAG.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-19-2020
Replies: 275
Views: 7,685
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Any of the AIS or earlier NIKON wide angles with...

Any of the AIS or earlier NIKON wide angles with close focus (CRC - floating elements) are pretty terrific. +1 for the 28mm F2 - the OOF gives it the edge to me over 28mm F2.8 AIS. The 35mm F1.4 AIS...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-19-2020
Replies: 28
Views: 1,312
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
+1 for the diopter. After hearing it mentioned...

+1 for the diopter. After hearing it mentioned last year I bought a -1 for my M8 and I was so amazed I bought one for M9. Now I have a couple “0” for some of my film NIKON F ‘s. What a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-17-2020
Replies: 275
Views: 7,685
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
My D700 (NIKON USA) model has green confirmation...

My D700 (NIKON USA) model has green confirmation dot. It is reported that as you are focusing on your POF from near to far - just when it begins to light up is when focus is most accurate (rather...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-17-2020
Replies: 83
Views: 3,036
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I use the Novoflex Leica M to Z adapter and the...

I use the Novoflex Leica M to Z adapter and the Kipon Leica R to NIKON Z and the Kipon M42 to NIKON Z adapters. All seem equally well made and work very well - no wobble or play with any.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-15-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 1,301
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I sold my Cron ASPH (first version) not long...

I sold my Cron ASPH (first version) not long after I got it because of the flare - traded it on a brand new silver ASPH Lux (pre FLE) and never regretted it (also I have never seen any focus shift...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-15-2020
Replies: 25
Views: 692
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I bought a 105mm F2.5 P Nikkor new in 1968. I...

I bought a 105mm F2.5 P Nikkor new in 1968. I really wanted to keep this lens after I semi retired my first Nikon F and started using F3 HP 15 years ago. I found the same lens on EBay with factory...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-12-2020
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Can you reset it to factory settings and see how...

Can you reset it to factory settings and see how well it works in “P” mode? Then if all is well you can try custom settings one at a time.


(D200, D300, D700, Z6 owner)
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-11-2020
Replies: 162
Views: 7,684
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Vince, thanks. The 50mm is a nice lens.....was...

Vince, thanks. The 50mm is a nice lens.....was going to try and limit my z lenses to one native lens, but I am so impressed with your results with the 85mm, that will have to come next.

Bob
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-11-2020
Replies: 162
Views: 7,684
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Z6

IMG]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49367848528_d76ecc5e53_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2idt8qd)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2idt8qd) by Atwood90 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-30-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 708
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I would have a difficult time parting with either...

I would have a difficult time parting with either my M6TTL or 35mm ASPH Summilux (silver)....especially the Lux. I was fortunate to buy a Nikon Coolscan V brand new a year before they quit making...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-29-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,546
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Why not just use a hypo clearing agent and then...

Why not just use a hypo clearing agent and then have a 2L container of water already at 68 degrees F standing by for the rinse? Constant agitation for three for four one minute water cycles will...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-27-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,490
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Wonder if that was Kodak’s misjudgment or Leica’s...

Wonder if that was Kodak’s misjudgment or Leica’s - after all, I thought Kodak designed and manufactured the sensor for Leica.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-25-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,490
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
My career since 1976 has been selling tractor...

My career since 1976 has been selling tractor trailers and other heavy duty trucks. There is no “would you take it” in that business.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-25-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,490
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
It’s a posted price for a complete package. But...

It’s a posted price for a complete package. But you Huss may spend your cash any way you please.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-25-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,490
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
The sensor replacement package for what I paid...

The sensor replacement package for what I paid for mine included more than just changing the sensor. Often times when you press for a discount with many types of repairs in general you get...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-24-2019
Replies: 5,735
Views: 519,219
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49268951567_a5...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49268951567_a52712e825_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i4JfNc)Flektogon Roses (https://flic.kr/p/2i4JfNc) by Atwood90 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-24-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,490
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Earlier this fall, Leica NJ took three weeks for...

Earlier this fall, Leica NJ took three weeks for my M9 sensor replacement- $1,565.00 plus tax and shipping. Service was great with great communication .... actually they made it very easy. LOL on...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 12-23-2019
Replies: 162
Views: 7,684
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I don’t have that issue with my Z6 and Leica R...

I don’t have that issue with my Z6 and Leica R glass, my M42 CZ Jena lenses or Leica M glass and certainly not with G or earlier NIKON glass. I just focus wide open, then set “F” stop I want and...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-20-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,269
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Those “S” system prices are crazy.....even...

Those “S” system prices are crazy.....even without the tariffs!
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 12-15-2019
Replies: 162
Views: 7,684
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Vince, I agree. I’ll bet there are a lot of...

Vince, I agree. I’ll bet there are a lot of Leica users who would get a “Z”series NIKON instead of a Leica mirrorless Camera if they ever had an opportunity to try the Nikon for a short time. The...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 12-09-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 858
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Wow, fascinating photos. I was 20 when we first...

Wow, fascinating photos. I was 20 when we first landed on the moon and I remember watching Neal Armstrong descend to the moon surface on “live” TV. Hopefully I’ll get to see it again in my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-25-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 2,437
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
It is said that many SP users preferred the...

It is said that many SP users preferred the rubberized silk as it was quieter than the Titanium when NIKON switched in 1959. I like the sound of the cloth shutter in my SP. it’s serial number is...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-10-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,982
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I have a 1933 Leica III (116XXX) black paint...

I have a 1933 Leica III (116XXX) black paint nickel which I had CLA by DAG, also have the nickel Elmar for it. I wouldn’t sell it for less than $1,000. As Erik said they are fun to use.
Of my four...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-03-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Bought one thru Head Bartender earlier this year....

Bought one thru Head Bartender earlier this year. Works for inside and outside mount “S” rangefinder lenses. Everything about this adapter is well thought and well engineered. I bought mine...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-02-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 2,700
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Recently purchased several CZ Jena lenses from...

Recently purchased several CZ Jena lenses from seller in Leipzig, no sales tax paid. Generally if I have to buy on EBay and reach out that far from California to get an item I want, the tax is of...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-21-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 4,458
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Just got my M9 sensor replaced 3 wks ago by Leica...

Just got my M9 sensor replaced 3 wks ago by Leica USA - NJ. Same sharpness, same gorgeous colors.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-13-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 793
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I just got my M9 back from Leica NJ. Sensor...

I just got my M9 back from Leica NJ. Sensor replacement and overhaul plus shipping plus tax = $1,700.00. Took 3 weeks. The process was very smooth. I got my done because as Leica confirmed, the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-01-2019
Replies: 210
Views: 28,936
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Well Dick Thornton, I guess at 70, I shouldn’t...

Well Dick Thornton, I guess at 70, I shouldn’t mind having just paid Leica over $1,700 to replace the sensor in my M9.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-26-2019
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,556
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Leica SF 58 flash

Leica SF 58 flash
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-22-2019
Replies: 78
Views: 3,259
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I have the 50mm F1.4 Super Tak in the original 8...

I have the 50mm F1.4 Super Tak in the original 8 element version and I also have the 7 element with the Thorium. I use both on Spotmatic and also my Nikon Z-6 with adapter. They work well. I am...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-07-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,056
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Back in the day it was a Tessar lens + Tri-X +...

Back in the day it was a Tessar lens + Tri-X + Rodinal for that certain look
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2019
Replies: 90
Views: 4,849
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Though I am two years younger than you I have...

Though I am two years younger than you I have chosen to go “full blast” back into photography when I retire in a year or so. I have been an active photographer since purchasing my first new Nikon F...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 09-04-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,394
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Larry, the only reason I purchased the native Z...

Larry, the only reason I purchased the native Z mount 50mm F1.8S is because the 50mm F1.8G lens is loud while shooting video (while it is continuously auto-focusing ) while the native lens is silent.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 09-04-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,394
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I use Leica R lenses, Pentax M42 lenses, Carl...

I use Leica R lenses, Pentax M42 lenses, Carl Zeiss Jena M42 lenses as well as Leica M and of course screw mount in addition to NIKON F and Nikon rangefinder lenses with adapter on my Z6. They work...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-10-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,619
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I think I will be the owner of a $3700 M9. ...

I think I will be the owner of a $3700 M9. Reviewing the M10 features it doesn’t offer more features than the Nikon mirrorless cameras. In fact even less and I would have to see markedly better...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-08-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,619
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I have had my M9 for three years, paid $2,100 for...

I have had my M9 for three years, paid $2,100 for it with 1767 actuations The corrosion only started appearing 5 or 6 months ago. Do I want to have a $3700 M9? I have an M8 and z-6. It would...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-02-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 100,006
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
The test photo with the welcome sign is a really...

The test photo with the welcome sign is a really telling shot. Please put me down for one of these, prefer LTM but “M” mount is not a deal breaker.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2019
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,556
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
35mm Zeiss Jena F2.4 Flektogon to use on NIKON Z6...

35mm Zeiss Jena F2.4 Flektogon to use on NIKON Z6 and Pentax Spotmatic
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-19-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,907
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Actually, when I need an autofocus film SLR from...

Actually, when I need an autofocus film SLR from film days , I just grab the F5 I purchased several years ago for $275. - iit is, what I consider my $15 film SLR - with matrix metering and all the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 916
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Every time I have thinned out the mass of cameras...

Every time I have thinned out the mass of cameras and lenses I generally regret having done so soon afterward and end up purchasing for a second time the same item - most notably the 12-24 AFS DX...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 05-18-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 9,491
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I use a Novoflex LM to Z mount and the Amadeo...

I use a Novoflex LM to Z mount and the Amadeo NIKON rangefinder to Leica M. I have test all of my Nikon Rangefinder lenses (7) as well as many AIS lenses and Leica M including 28mm Cron - they all...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-02-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 942
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I use Mr Zhou half cases on both my M8 and M9,...

I use Mr Zhou half cases on both my M8 and M9, makes the camera easier to grip.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-22-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 4,357
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I watched it today on NETFLIX I enjoyed it for...

I watched it today on NETFLIX
I enjoyed it for what it is - entertainment
Ed Harris did treat the camera as if it was his very own - as has been posted on many threads here at RFF, many actors are...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-21-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 6,803
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I do prefer the look and feel of black paint of...

I do prefer the look and feel of black paint of my M9 over the black chrome of my M6TTL.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-14-2018
Replies: 68
Views: 2,621
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
This is an interesting thread for me. The M9 I...

This is an interesting thread for me. The M9 I purchased 2 years ago with under 1800 clicks so far shows no signs of corrosion. It is a later model made in the last year or so of production. Based...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-28-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 4,364
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
28mm Summicron v1 Makes things look freshly...

28mm Summicron v1
Makes things look freshly painted
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-06-2018
Replies: 363
Views: 25,484
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
M9 M2 IIIF Nikon D700 Nikon F -plain prism,...

M9
M2
IIIF
Nikon D700
Nikon F -plain prism, black

...the ones I have had the most fun with
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,391
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I would think this nice looking F2 chrome is...

I would think this nice looking F2 chrome is worth $225, the 50 F1.4 non AI, to me (I have two just like yours) is worth $150, the 28mm F3.5 is worth the same ( still have mine bought new), and the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-24-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 3,392
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I bought my 28mm F3.5 black Voigtlander 11 or 12...

I bought my 28mm F3.5 black Voigtlander 11 or 12 years ago, it's a perfect lens to use on IIIF but also works swell on M8. I recommend this choice if you can find one. I've never understood why they...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-21-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,629
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
This is why I keep my Vista machine from 2009 -...

This is why I keep my Vista machine from 2009 - so I can run my Coolscan V. Just got a windows 10 pro laptop but I'll leave that for my digital cameras. I even went so far as to get standalone...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-17-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 2,174
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I do as Chris mention - as a matter of routine I...

I do as Chris mention - as a matter of routine I fold a paper towel and place it in between my palm and the cap when I pick up the tank for inversions.
Forum: RFF Polls 12-16-2017
Replies: 140
Views: 12,681
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Fuji A400 Canon D10 Nikon D200 Nikon D300 Nikon...

Fuji A400
Canon D10
Nikon D200
Nikon D300
Nikon D700
Leica M8
Leica M9

The Canon is the only one I sold.....got a Nikonos V instead.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-16-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 2,174
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Get a 120 size tank and use 2 x 35mm reels - you...

Get a 120 size tank and use 2 x 35mm reels - you will be using more developer and you will probably benefit from the additional fluid if you are only doing one loaded reel. As was mentioned, the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-11-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 1,656
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I think it is too much money if it hasn't had a...

I think it is too much money if it hasn't had a recent service.

I would get a nice 3.5 like somebody else says and buy film.

I have Rollei T I bought from original owner some years ago and I also...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-23-2017
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,556
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Nokton48-The darkroom tech would be in serious...

Nokton48-The darkroom tech would be in serious trouble if for some reason something didn't go quite as planned with the film from a half day's shoot in one of those 70mm tanks It has happened to me...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-23-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 4,650
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Though I converted 50R Cron, 90R Elmarit and 35r...

Though I converted 50R Cron, 90R Elmarit and 35r very late model Elmarit with Leitax converters, I did put the original Leica mounts back on them and bought a nice Leicaflex SL
Using these lenses on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-16-2017
Replies: 149
Views: 21,033
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
M2 - Ebay M6TTL - the Classic Connection M8 -...

M2 - Ebay
M6TTL - the Classic Connection
M8 - Adorama - 667 actuations (why buy new)
M9 - National Camera Exchange - 1778 actuations (why buy new)

I have bought brand new Leica lenses though and...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-14-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I just bought two deep voigtlander caps, LTM,...

I just bought two deep voigtlander caps, LTM, from the Head Bartender, who is a Voigtlander dealer
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-07-2017
Replies: 67
Views: 12,434
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Sleepyhead - What a beautiful picture of the...

Sleepyhead - What a beautiful picture of the little girl with the M9 and 50 Cron V4

My Version 4 50 mm Cron serial number is 29158XX

It has the convex type focus assist which I tend to nudge from...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-05-2017
Replies: 154
Views: 38,159
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
15mm Version II with Leica M8

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4570/38173379032_3dc792e788_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21afxDs)KiKi (https://flic.kr/p/21afxDs) by Atwood90 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2017
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,556
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
used 12-24 nikkor to replace one i sold - from...

used 12-24 nikkor to replace one i sold - from B&H

50mm F1.5 Nokton

Black Pentax Spotmatic and a 50mm F1.4 Super Takumar
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-25-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 1,731
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Just realized after a little bit of research that...

Just realized after a little bit of research that the 50mm Super-Takumar i just purchased is the highly desired 8 element version. Always nice to find out you did well after the fact.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-25-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 1,731
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I just bought a nice black Spotmatic SP for $60...

I just bought a nice black Spotmatic SP for $60 on the auction site from one seller and a 50mm SMC Super Takumar F1.4 in very nice shape for another $60. It is said the glass is as nice as 50mm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-17-2017
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,556
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Just bought mint 28 Cron first version And a mint...

Just bought mint 28 Cron first version
And a mint in box low accuation D300 and a 10.5 mm Nikon DX (to replace one I sold years ago )
All from George Ury in as described condition
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-27-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
While holding my black/nickel model III export...

While holding my black/nickel model III export model from 1933, I sometimes pause for a minute and try to imagine what the camera has photographed and by whom in its long period of existence on this...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-03-2017
Replies: 149
Views: 13,605
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Only my M9, although now I take an S-2 Nikon with...

Only my M9, although now I take an S-2 Nikon with 35mm F1.8 lens to work with me every day for that what if opportunity. A month ago, I did brush the dust of my Rollei T and shoot a local car...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-22-2017
Replies: 77
Views: 6,305
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
As has been suggested, the 50mm Nikkor "S" F1.4...

As has been suggested, the 50mm Nikkor "S" F1.4 pre AI is an excellent lens I would think you would be happy with. I still have one I bought new in 1969 and I bought a second one of the same age...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-08-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 3,538
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I have to admit, it was Modern Photography, and...

I have to admit, it was Modern Photography, and Herb Keppler's articles, along with the lens tests that held my interest in the '60s while in college and after. Bought several Vivitar lenses from...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2017
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,556
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I just bought another Nikonos. This time a very...

I just bought another Nikonos. This time a very nice and just serviced Nikonos V. Have had a lot of fun with my Nikonos (1) from 10 years ago.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-12-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 2,172
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I enjoy using the M9 and M8 together for the...

I enjoy using the M9 and M8 together for the simple reason of having two camera bodies with similar results sensors, oneFull Frame and the 2nd slightly wider than Dx. Depending on what I'm going to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-01-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 845
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
check very closely to see none of the tiny screws...

check very closely to see none of the tiny screws are missing from either the outside of the camera or inside the chamber where the film rolls onto the takeup spool. Experienced similar light leak...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-18-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 6,023
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
+1 for 35mm Summilux (but an ASPH version)

+1 for 35mm Summilux (but an ASPH version)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-25-2016
Replies: 167
Views: 15,215
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I'll just continue to use Freestyle for the...

I'll just continue to use Freestyle for the chemicals - they are on the left coast as I, so shipping is a day or two quicker. But hopefully B&H and Adorama will continue to supply
cartridges for my...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-25-2016
Replies: 90
Views: 101,249
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
B-9 Love to have one of the Argus C-44

B-9

Love to have one of the Argus C-44
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-21-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 3,005
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I take a 1933 black with nickel hardware Leica...

I take a 1933 black with nickel hardware Leica III to work every day. It has a nickel 50mm Elmar on it. It's loaded with Tri-X I shoot at ISO 200.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2016
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,556
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
An R4 from one of the sponsors.

An R4 from one of the sponsors.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-30-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3,894
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
My 18mm ZM works very well on M8 and M9.....I...

My 18mm ZM works very well on M8 and M9.....I like the 17-18mm lens range on full frame camera. Never tried the 21mm F4.5 as I have 21mm Biogon. Totally agree with Richard G. On ZM lenses and M9 in...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-30-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,480
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Don replaced the photo cell in my M6TTL in May of...

Don replaced the photo cell in my M6TTL in May of 2013.....said it was the first one in an M6TTL for him.
Forum: Nikon RF 10-28-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,367
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I've always used the silver/metal Voigtlander...

I've always used the silver/metal Voigtlander 35mm Finder with my S2 and 35mm 2.5
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-17-2016
Replies: 73
Views: 6,867
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
If my CoolScan V ever broke down and was not...

If my CoolScan V ever broke down and was not repairable I couldn't imagine having to break out my PRIMOS Testreflex (Kienzle) enlarger and set up a darkroom again after 30 years.....I think I'll keep...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-29-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,299
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I had converted a 3 Cam 50mm Summicron, a 3 Cam...

I had converted a 3 Cam 50mm Summicron, a 3 Cam 90mm Elmarit and a R Cam 35mm Elmarit (very late production) to Nikon F mount with the Leitax converters to use with film and with my D700....and it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-21-2016
Replies: 104
Views: 4,547
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
This ones easy....one of my plain prism NIKON F's...

This ones easy....one of my plain prism NIKON F's a 50mm pre AI F1.4 lens and some Tri-X
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-11-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 4,655
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
35mm Voigtlander Color Skopar F2.5 works well on...

35mm Voigtlander Color Skopar F2.5 works well on M8 with great color...very compact and lightweighthttps://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5705/22407358524_f9b1236749_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/A94z2E)ATWOOD...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 09-09-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,807
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Beautiful rendering with M9 Sharp, crisp, very...

Beautiful rendering with M9
Sharp, crisp, very smooth out of focus, awesome color

I like it better than my current Summicron on digital Leicas

Mine is very late production with black ring
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-08-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 53,448
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
A very nice article......an inspiration to say...

A very nice article......an inspiration to say the least
Love the post WWII information, as I too have great interest in post war Germany and Japan having lived there not long after.
Always marvel...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-04-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 8,464
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
1934 Elmar 1939 Chevy

https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8449/29385892471_011ee9861b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LLJo3t)M9 90mm 1934 Elmar 1939 Chevy s (https://flic.kr/p/LLJo3t) by Atwood90...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-27-2016
Replies: 90
Views: 6,867
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Wow -MADSJAEGER- 270,000 actuations...that's...

Wow -MADSJAEGER- 270,000 actuations...that's terrific. Since I bought my D700 in 2009 it has <10,000. It is a beautiful camera, mine stays on ISO 3200 most of the time, and with the 24-70G zoom, it...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-14-2016
Replies: 149
Views: 13,605
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Been using a new (to me) M9, an M8, and a...

Been using a new (to me) M9, an M8, and a recently acquired black Nikon F w/std prism. Though I take a black Leica III and 50mm Elmar with me to work every day.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-30-2016
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,556
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
NIKON 28mm F2. AIS Leica M9 (1,115 actuations)

NIKON 28mm F2. AIS

Leica M9 (1,115 actuations)
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-18-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,206
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I wanted a full frame digital Leica body for my...

I wanted a full frame digital Leica body for my 35 Summilux ASPH....(which to me is absolutely tops). I have been using the 28 Elmarit on the M8 since I went Leica digital, with excellent results,...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-18-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,206
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Wednesday should bring me my new (to me) Leica...

Wednesday should bring me my new (to me) Leica M9.....company for the M8 and many film Leicas - and others.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-27-2016
Replies: 101
Views: 9,491
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Shotguns and guitars

Shotguns and guitars
Forum: RFF Polls 01-26-2016
Replies: 445
Views: 76,683
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Leica bodies made in: Barnacks...

Leica bodies made in:
Barnacks -1933,1938,1952,1954
M-1960,1998,2008(digital)
R-1976
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-23-2016
Replies: 103
Views: 7,057
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Toyo large format and two lenses.......never got...

Toyo large format and two lenses.......never got into it past a few Fuji instant film shots
What a waste for me....got fully immersed until I realized I had enough photo gear in other formats to keep...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-23-2016
Replies: 96
Views: 5,798
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
My Dad's original Contax IIA Color Dial from 1953...

My Dad's original Contax IIA Color Dial from 1953 (I did however manage to find another one from the same year and bought in the same place but it just isn't the same)

A new M4 that was stored for...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-25-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 5,115
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
50mm Summicron Current Version with tiger claw...

50mm Summicron Current Version with tiger claw tab
35mm Summilux ASPH (non FLE)
28mm Elmarit V4

also rans
18mm Distagon ZM
21mm Biogon ZM
85mm Nikkor F2
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2015
Replies: 677
Views: 51,215
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I'm going to fix my camera myself....does anyone...

I'm going to fix my camera myself....does anyone know how to get this screw out?
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2015
Replies: 677
Views: 51,215
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
....it's underexposed!

....it's underexposed!
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-20-2015
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,556
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
A 35mm Elmarit R with pull out hood (late...

A 35mm Elmarit R with pull out hood (late production) for my recently acquired Leicaflex SL, from Setadel Studios in Toronto.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-13-2015
Replies: 157
Views: 22,452
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I understand the spirit of this poll, but what I...

I understand the spirit of this poll, but what I don't understand is how one can vote against a camera they have never owned or probably never had their hands on. I read a lot of negative...
Forum: RFF News 12-10-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 10,649
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
My $49 Samsung b&w wifi air printer works...

My $49 Samsung b&w wifi air printer works great.... That is until I have to replace the toner cartridge which costs $80😨

Some companies should remain niche manufactures rather than try to grab a...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-05-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 4,065
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
It's different. I like the photography, the...

It's different. I like the photography, the style. Not sure about how tire changers will take this calendar, as has been mentioned, but surely there is some place I could hang something like this in...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-05-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3,027
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
What a most interesting thread.....the info...

What a most interesting thread.....the info gained....using SLR to check focus...and the lens chart for 50 and 85mm focus compatibility and the info regarding S vs SC designation of Cosina lenses. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2015
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,556
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Just received today from POPFLASH, in the box,...

Just received today from POPFLASH, in the box, Leica neoprene case for my new M8....actually it is kind of nice ...and pretty neat ..works with my M film cameras also.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2015
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,556
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
An early production 50 Summicron - M with "tiger...

An early production 50 Summicron - M with "tiger claw" tab, hood, front and rear factory caps and orig box. Had the pull out hood version years ago but sold it due to lens flare issues.....this...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 11-15-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,926
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Don most recently cleaned my 35mm F1.8 Nikkor...

Don most recently cleaned my 35mm F1.8 Nikkor rangefinder lens in the "S" mount. He has done my Nikkor 50mm F2 in LTM as well as an AIS lens or two as far as the Nikon stuff is concerned. Doesn't...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-14-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 3,671
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I use several different older Tamrac bags... I...

I use several different older Tamrac bags...
I have several TEK Digital by Tamrac which will just hold my M8 and a 35mm Color Skopar... small enough that I can take a screwmount Leica and one lens on...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-14-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 7,382
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Victor - Your post was refreshing -Thank you.

Victor - Your post was refreshing -Thank you.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-10-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,996
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
My Red Dial IIF 679XXX also doesn't have the...

My Red Dial IIF 679XXX also doesn't have the screws; but I was surprised when I first got it of the very much smoother sound than my early IIIF. The IIIF was CLA'd by DAG 5 or 6 years ago and it...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-07-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,420
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Wow....good to know.

Wow....good to know.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-07-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,260
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I just got my 1933 Leica III, black with nickel,...

I just got my 1933 Leica III, black with nickel, CLA'd and I would have liked to had the strap lugs replaced, but I was told no one makes replacements and there are no replacements (nickel). I will...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-06-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 7,212
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
....one of Eisie's screw mount Leicas

....one of Eisie's screw mount Leicas
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-06-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 4,594
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I would think this is exactly the cause of the...

I would think this is exactly the cause of the flare - everything in the lens barrel should be matte black and the blades at worst should have a dull finish ..... Wondering why everything is so...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-06-2015
Replies: 829
Views: 88,619
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
...her thoughts after she lost her head....

...her thoughts after she lost her head....
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-30-2015
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,556
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Adorama - used cameras - where I bought last...

Adorama - used cameras - where I bought last month a beautiful "like new" very low count M8 for a terrific price.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2015
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,556
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
received the Leicaflex SL today - they sent me a...

received the Leicaflex SL today - they sent me a pristine SL not an SL2 ...it is so nice I'll keep it...did some research on the net and 357 battery works well for now ....meter reads 1 stop under...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2015
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,556
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
The meter, works and if I can find proper...

The meter, works and if I can find proper batteries that would be a plus....I bought my first meterless Nikon F in the mid sixties and I can still use the light meter in my head...but for less than...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2015
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,556
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I JUST BOUGHT A LEICA SL....... actually an...

I JUST BOUGHT A LEICA SL.......



actually an SL2..... and I have already reversed the Leitax-Nikon mount of my 90mm Elmarit 3 cam so I can use it with the Leicaflex.

I am undecided on reversing...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-28-2015
Replies: 94
Views: 6,781
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
1) I would have made more of an effort to go and...

1) I would have made more of an effort to go and work for Black Star in 1968

2) I would not have sold my M4 7 years ago

3) I would have bought an M8 much sooner - I love this thing!
Forum: Nikon RF 10-23-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,376
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Several years ago I bought a very late production...

Several years ago I bought a very late production (black ring) 50mm nikkor F2 with haze but otherwise perfect glass
DAG was able to clean everything. LTM version
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-18-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,876
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I have been using a 50mm Nikkor F2 and a...

I have been using a 50mm Nikkor F2 and a Collapsible Summicron on my new M8 with great results
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 10-09-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 2,017
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Fred's been living in New Yawk City too long

Fred's been living in New Yawk City too long
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-08-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 4,051
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I'll be 66 in exactly a month from today and I...

I'll be 66 in exactly a month from today and I just bought myself a birthday present ahead of time - a late build extremely low shutter count M8 !...oh yeah ... Happy Birthday to you
Forum: RFF News 10-01-2015
Replies: 82
Views: 6,363
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Very straightforward, I find it easier to...

Very straightforward, I find it easier to navigate....Thanks Steven
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-28-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 28,848
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
The code worked well on the M8 I just received...

The code worked well on the M8 I just received today from one of the two giant NYC camera stores, rated in excellent condition.....the shutter count was 000638. From one who has a D200 since 2005...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-17-2015
Replies: 399
Views: 58,029
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Steve Thank You! Traylor Ranch Nature Center,...

Steve

Thank You!

Traylor Ranch Nature Center, Loomis
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-16-2015
Replies: 399
Views: 58,029
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Leica III Black/Nickel with 50mm Elmar /Nickel

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5781/20861399004_3d458528fc_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xMs88b)NICKEL ELMAR LEICA III 8 (https://flic.kr/p/xMs88b) by Atwood90...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-13-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,511
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Be certain that you are winding completely till...

Be certain that you are winding completely till the handle won't go further ( not forcefully though)
Look and see when the next frame number comes up
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-12-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 3,424
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I just upgraded to IPhone 6 a month ago after the...

I just upgraded to IPhone 6 a month ago after the battery failed and other technical issues made my IPhone 5 impossible to use. Hopefully the IPhone 6 will go 3 1/2 years like my Blackberry did. The...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-12-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 3,383
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Still have a roll or two of APX100 in the...

Still have a roll or two of APX100 in the frig...but I have been hooked on ACROS 100 for the last four or five years.....processed in either Rodinal or HC-110. I will try some of the Silvermax...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-12-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,068
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Nice shots.....I know the dogs had a good...

Nice shots.....I know the dogs had a good time.... After living in Northern California for 31 years I must make a point to take the Pacific Coast Highway tour myself at least for the photography...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2015
Replies: 193
Views: 17,831
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/575/21209857476_080...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/575/21209857476_080c1dd15f_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yjf4FS)ENOLA-GAY-3 (https://flic.kr/p/yjf4FS) by Atwood90 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2015
Replies: 193
Views: 17,831
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/587/21236080235_cae...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/587/21236080235_caef58c0a1_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ymysNp)ENOLA-GAY-2 (https://flic.kr/p/ymysNp) by Atwood90 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2015
Replies: 193
Views: 17,831
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Raid As has been mentioned, contact the...

Raid

As has been mentioned, contact the Smithsonian at the Udvar - Hazy location

Here are a few shots I took at the Smithsonian old Silver Hill, Maryland restoration facility in the early 1990's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,391
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Four months ago I purchased off of Ebay an old...

Four months ago I purchased off of Ebay an old 50mm Elmar (nickel) lens from a seller in Ontario Canada. They shipped it Canada Post and charged me $25 (shipping total). The lens arrived in...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-07-2015
Replies: 72
Views: 47,981
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I have never had an issue with critical focus...

I have never had an issue with critical focus using either my E3 or Rollei T with the original screens they came with from the factory. It is the screen in my 500 C/M that I had to replace as that...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-14-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 5,719
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
..at this point I have F's thru F5 (9)...I really...

..at this point I have F's thru F5 (9)...I really don't have any more room for a Leicaflex so the Leitax adapter works well anytime I want to use this superior glass. I have also converted a 90 mm...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-14-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 5,719
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
...and another of the...

...and another of the same

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5663/20395617558_93de4c2be4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/x5hSwA)LEITAX-D700-3 (https://flic.kr/p/x5hSwA) by Atwood90...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-14-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 5,719
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Another D700 50mm Summicron R 3...

Another D700 50mm Summicron R 3 CAM

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/749/20395534720_b42faf9cd8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/x5hrUm)LEITAX-D700-4 (https://flic.kr/p/x5hrUm) by Atwood90...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-14-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 5,719
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/696/20557264336_8f1...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/696/20557264336_8f11069908_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xjzmu1)LEITAX-D700-2 (https://flic.kr/p/xjzmu1) by Atwood90 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-14-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 5,719
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I posted this a couple days ago on another thread...

I posted this a couple days ago on another thread - Nikon F2 and 50mm Summicron R 3 cam and Leitax adapter

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/401/20393571246_d23f4f58c4_b.jpg...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-11-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,989
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Movie prop from "Planet of the Apes"

Movie prop from "Planet of the Apes"
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-08-2015
Replies: 5,735
Views: 519,219
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Umm...Roses!

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/401/20393571246_d23f4f58c4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/x57oem)Umm...Roses! (https://flic.kr/p/x57oem) by Atwood90 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-08-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 6,911
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
uhoh7 - beautiful! If I was taking fixed lens...

uhoh7 - beautiful!

If I was taking fixed lens camera or just one lens as it is - a 28mm on full frame format or equivalent.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-08-2015
Replies: 5,735
Views: 519,219
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/566/20231185918_8bc...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/566/20231185918_8bc2ed509a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/wPL7Jj)1939 CHEVY TRUCK by... (https://flic.kr/p/wPL7Jj) by Atwood90 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/),...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-07-2015
Replies: 78
Views: 15,360
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I use the Leica strap that Peter David Grant...

I use the Leica strap that Peter David Grant illustrated, on every rangefinder I have including Leica M's, Nikon's, Leica screwmounts and Contax IIA. I find them extremely secure, just the right...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-18-2015
Replies: 371
Views: 51,904
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I remember writing essays in junior high school...

I remember writing essays in junior high school in early 1960's with a regular fountain pen, then a few years later in high school the ink pen with the replaceable cartridges appeared.......but many...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-09-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 8,922
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Summar at the Nature Preserve

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/462/19543431256_762247b144_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/vLZcej)Leica SUMMAR lens at Nature Preserve (https://flic.kr/p/vLZcej) by Atwood90...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-09-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 8,922
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
1936 Diamond T by 1938 Summar

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3868/19040201505_0d7e761afb_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/v1w1yi)SUMMAR 1938 DIAMOND T 1936 (https://flic.kr/p/v1w1yi) by Atwood90...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-25-2015
Replies: 64
Views: 12,789
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Brian..after seeing these beautiful close ups I'm...

Brian..after seeing these beautiful close ups I'm gonna have to find a Rolleinar Close Up lens for my E3 with 6 element Xenotar F3.5. Thanks for sharing these simply amazing shots.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-14-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,436
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I had the same light leak a couple years ago when...

I had the same light leak a couple years ago when I got my Rolleiflex E3 with Xenotar 3.5 back from the other noted Rollei repairman (on the East Coast). I discovered after much examination and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-24-2015
Replies: 278
Views: 30,847
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Dick Dale

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7141/6769359121_95d50d42a2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/bjbJCi)Dick Dale - Surf Guitar Master (https://flic.kr/p/bjbJCi) by Atwood90...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-23-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 8,208
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Rolleicord 1A (1936) at a gun show...$15....works...

Rolleicord 1A (1936) at a gun show...$15....works well.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2015
Replies: 55
Views: 3,816
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I'd never sell the Nikon F I bought brand new in...

I'd never sell the Nikon F I bought brand new in July 1967; I won't sell my IIIF and Summar, 1960 M2 wth Collapsible Summicron, a black Nikon F2A and my Rollei T and I would always keep one of the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-19-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,490
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Had a similar experience in 1968 on a 105mm 2.5...

Had a similar experience in 1968 on a 105mm 2.5 Nikkor, I was in Germany and the distributor of Nikon cameras to military personnel could not get a 105mm for me in June, so before I returned to the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-16-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 10,932
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Peterm...My IIIF was very noisy and loud when...

Peterm...My IIIF was very noisy and loud when first purchased, after using it like that for a few years (also with dim to no rangefinder) I sent it for CLA to DAG and also got new mirror. The camera...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-02-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 14,083
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6103/6248807320_c12...

https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6103/6248807320_c123b98fc0_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/awbLHf)Downtown Detroit (https://flic.kr/p/awbLHf) by Atwood90 (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-25-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 8,205
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Abandoned Iron

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-25-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 8,205
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Acre Of Edsels

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7706/17247221856_c241810439_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/sh5wb5)ACRE-OF-EDSELS (https://flic.kr/p/sh5wb5) by Atwood90 (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-25-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 8,205
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Mojave Remains

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7336/16593739485_d25a642b02_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rhkfCD)Mojave Desert Wrecks (https://flic.kr/p/rhkfCD) by Atwood90 (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/),...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-18-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 10,558
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
That is a great tip for the S2 and 35mm lenses -...

That is a great tip for the S2 and 35mm lenses - Thanks Tom!
Forum: Nikon RF 02-17-2015
Replies: 436
Views: 85,179
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
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RUBY (https://flic.kr/p/eeY3Va) by Atwood90 (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

NIKON...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-17-2015
Replies: 436
Views: 85,179
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8576/16381444957_ac...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8576/16381444957_ac83dc4c86_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qXzbSa)
SP-35-BIKE-RIDE-32nc (https://flic.kr/p/qXzbSa) by Atwood90 (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/),...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-16-2015
Replies: 436
Views: 85,179
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7425/16592287152_49...

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NIKONSP3518-11 (https://flic.kr/p/rhcNUq) by Atwood90 (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-16-2015
Replies: 436
Views: 85,179
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8613/16405706728_11...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8613/16405706728_11726ff65b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qZHx3y)
NIKONSP3518-7 (https://flic.kr/p/qZHx3y) by Atwood90 (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-15-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,373
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
seven or eight years ago I asked the late Pete...

seven or eight years ago I asked the late Pete Smith what he would charge to change out the cloth curtains in my SP with Nikon F titanium ones - his answer "Why would you want to do that?" I thought...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-29-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,502
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
...or you could do what I did some years ago, I...

...or you could do what I did some years ago, I bought a chrome 85/2 in "S" mount, and when the opportunity came I bought similar in LTM (to use with adapter on M-Leica or as is with my IIIF).
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-26-2012
Replies: 247
Views: 24,538
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I notice Admiral Erik Raeder in a few of the...

I notice Admiral Erik Raeder in a few of the shots taken in a harbor, also Admiral Doenitz (Raeder's replacement) in one shot also.

The 3-d effect is quite pronounced in many of the shots....may...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-17-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,622
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I 've had an Epson R2400 for the last six years. ...

I 've had an Epson R2400 for the last six years. The color and black and white results from this printer are extremely good. I printed in a darkroom for years and the quality of black and white, as...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-12-2012
Replies: 311
Views: 60,716
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
With the Nikon lenses I have for the digital and...

With the Nikon lenses I have for the digital and analog Nikons, add the rangefinder lenses, read Nikon, Leica, Contax.....no more room for another mount. I feel Leica will continue to plod in the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-12-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 2,890
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Film sales increased for Kodak by 20%......not...

Film sales increased for Kodak by 20%......not necessarily profits from the film group.

All they are saying is for the period they sold more film.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-06-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3,943
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I use a Coolscan V for my 35mm work....but...

I use a Coolscan V for my 35mm work....but recently, after a year using an aftermarket holder and so-so results with 120 film on my bought new Epson V700 (and using the ANR glass), I decided to try...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-06-2012
Replies: 145
Views: 67,158
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
35mm Summilux ASPH and 50mm Summilux pre ASPH on...

35mm Summilux ASPH and 50mm Summilux pre ASPH on M cameras
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-03-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 6,188
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I like the current Leica straps very much and I...

I like the current Leica straps very much and I have one for each of my Nikon rangefinder camers, my Contax IIA, Leica M's and a IIIF. The mechanism is a pretty safe lock, they don't mar the camera...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-15-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 6,544
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I bought my Rollei T on ebay from the original...

I bought my Rollei T on ebay from the original owner, I bought my Rollei E3, 3.5 Xenotar from B&H. Both are very fine cameras, you just have to be cautious when buying on the net (although I trust...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-24-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 7,361
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Raid The post says Summicron vs Summilux - I...

Raid

The post says Summicron vs Summilux - I gave my experience with ASPH Summicron vs ASPH Summilux
Forum: Nikon RF 12-23-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 6,551
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I have a 5.0 CM H-C lens 734XXX with black rim. ...

I have a 5.0 CM H-C lens 734XXX with black rim. It provides beautiful results. It is somewhat lighter than my Tokyo 5.0 CM S-C, less "clunky", it has found a permanent home on my Leica IIIF.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-23-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 7,361
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I had a 35mm Cron ASPH and sold it.....I love the...

I had a 35mm Cron ASPH and sold it.....I love the bokeh that my 35mm Lux ASPH (non floating element) delivers....and of course it is razor sharp at F1.4
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-23-2011
Replies: 90
Views: 18,633
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Brian's level of expertise will certainly be...

Brian's level of expertise will certainly be missed...but in his roll as a moderator he was a huge help to me recently to get my account with RFF re-established. Hopefully he will be back - in time.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-17-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 5,660
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Great Shot of your wife on the canal. What...

Great Shot of your wife on the canal. What dilution do you use for the Neopan 100 pushed to 200 with Rodinal for 8 minutes. How is the grain for enlargements? Thanks
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-11-2011
Replies: 140
Views: 16,017
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Keith You could consider an F4. It has matrix...

Keith

You could consider an F4. It has matrix metering, I use all my Nikon lenses on it including "G" lenses (my 24-70mmF2.8), AFD's, AI's and AI'd Nikkors I bought in the '60's. It is an...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-10-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 4,474
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Put a single layer of 1" wide masking tape 1/3 of...

Put a single layer of 1" wide masking tape 1/3 of the width and at the 2/3 width of the top roller of the two you thread the film through. It will account for the thinner film. Suggested to me by...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-08-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,068
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
No disrespect to the question, but why not buy a...

No disrespect to the question, but why not buy a Nikon F body or Canon body for $150 to sample your lenses.....rather than the huge expense of an adaptor which will give you marginal results at...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-09-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,469
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Gid The color shot of the little girl is very...

Gid

The color shot of the little girl is very nice.

The M8 did well ...I am really surprised with the quality from the lens.

As if I don't have enough 50mm glass, this is one I will have to look...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-04-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 3,293
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I've always preferred the "K" screen in my Nikon...

I've always preferred the "K" screen in my Nikon SLRs and I went out of my way to get one for any new acquisition if it didn't have one already. The split image rangefinder on a matte background was...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 11-04-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 10,211
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I use the HR-2 on my 50mm F1.2 AIS.....it even...

I use the HR-2 on my 50mm F1.2 AIS.....it even holds a lens cap, more or less, when you collapse the hood..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-02-2011
Replies: 92
Views: 10,980
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
RANDOLPH45 Nah...the 1967 Nikon F with plain...

RANDOLPH45

Nah...the 1967 Nikon F with plain prism I bought brand new in July 1967, the other two I bought on flea bay out of New York 6 years ago, one for a second "F" and one for parts but they...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-01-2011
Replies: 92
Views: 10,980
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
I've got three, 2 Chrome with Prism and one...

I've got three, 2 Chrome with Prism and one Chrome with FTN finder - a '66, a '67 and a 1971.

I was not aware the M mount 15mm CV takes 52mm filter.....now I've got that lens covered in just about...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 10-31-2011
Replies: 66
Views: 16,135
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Thanks Tom Yes I have the 21mm F4 CV in S mount...

Thanks Tom

Yes I have the 21mm F4 CV in S mount and it also is outstanding......but the 21 F4.5 Biogon on my SP is a sentimental favorite....and I do like the old time look with color...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-30-2011
Replies: 192
Views: 22,952
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
A nikon D700....which unfortunately takes a back...

A nikon D700....which unfortunately takes a back seat to my Leicas and Rolleis.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-30-2011
Replies: 208
Views: 27,319
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Nikon F3 - Fuji 400 Color film purchased at...

Nikon F3 - Fuji 400 Color film purchased at Walmart
Nikon S2 - Neopan 400
M6TTL - Acros 100
M2 - Acros 100
Rollei T - Kodak Ektar
Rollei E3 - Acros 100
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 10-30-2011
Replies: 66
Views: 16,135
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Tom A I missed your Biogon shot below...other...

Tom A

I missed your Biogon shot below...other than the flare issue how would you compare it with the 3.4 Elmar?

Bob
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 10-30-2011
Replies: 66
Views: 16,135
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
Tom A. You have inspired me to get my 21mm...

Tom A.

You have inspired me to get my 21mm Biogon F2.8 ZM on the M2 and get out and shoot some film.

I know you have a 21mm F4.5 Nikon S (read Carl Zeiss Biogon for Contax IIA) mount lens, how...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-29-2011
Replies: 144
Views: 24,289
Posted By ZivcoPhoto
...very,very carefully

...very,very carefully
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