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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-22-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1,017
Posted By ChrisC
The field of view of 28mm on the M8 is closer to...

The field of view of 28mm on the M8 is closer to 37mm. The M10 also exhibits plenty of infra red and I leave infra red cut filters on regardless of using my M8 or M10. [My 'normal' colour balance is...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-15-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 989
Posted By ChrisC
Hi I have the current 28 Elmarit, and had the...

Hi I have the current 28 Elmarit, and had the Voigtlander 35mm Colour Skopar which I sold and replaced with a Zeiss 35mm C-Biogon f2.8.

The C-Biogon is my go-to everyday lens; it is superb. It...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-10-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 990
Posted By ChrisC
Zane – The M10P/M10P-upgrade Live View 'horizon'...

Zane – The M10P/M10P-upgrade Live View 'horizon' is appallingly implemented. The only [default] way to use it is with the Live View image you are trying to level being cropped [top, and bottom] with...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-08-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 966
Posted By ChrisC
Chris Thanks for the tease but I'll resist...

Chris Thanks for the tease but I'll resist making a video. Suffice to say that the agitation pattern was fast and vigorous and hurt my bad back like hell. Ah ..... the price we pay for craft skill...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-06-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,052
Posted By ChrisC
If it's white paint on black body; just use a...

If it's white paint on black body; just use a black marker pen to blacken the white lettering, and clean off any overspill on the camera. I did this to the 'made in ....' graffiti on the back of my...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-06-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 966
Posted By ChrisC
In my early days of processing I used Patterson...

In my early days of processing I used Patterson reels. They can be OK for 35mm film, but horrible for 120 film because of their tendency to give film kinks caused by problematic loading, and uneven...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-14-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 3,692
Posted By ChrisC
Rob – I've always understood that the sensors are...

Rob – I've always understood that the sensors are essentially the same except for the M9's being larger. A difference is in the thickness of the sensor cover glass which is thicker on the M9 and...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-13-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 3,692
Posted By ChrisC
Taffy – First; I am utterly bewildered by the...

Taffy – First;



I am utterly bewildered by the above and have no idea of the meaning of these hieroglyphs. Please help.

On the matter of the Zeiss 35mm f2.8 C–Biogon; it is a stellar lens on the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-28-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,490
Posted By ChrisC
I too have bought, and sold with Ffordes many...

I too have bought, and sold with Ffordes many times over the years. I'm sorry for them and their clients to suffer at the hands of scumbag thieving toe-rags.

........... Chris
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-12-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,373
Posted By ChrisC
I agree entirely. Leica could have brought out a...

I agree entirely. Leica could have brought out a slow, compact, fabulously corrected 28mm lens which some of us would have craved. Instead they opted for a heritage design with mushy corners and an...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-08-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,564
Posted By ChrisC
Not M10! Bone of contention for many of...

Not M10! Bone of contention for many of us.

......... Chris
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-16-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 7,117
Posted By ChrisC
I had a Color Skopar 35mm and upgraded to the...

I had a Color Skopar 35mm and upgraded to the Zeiss C-Biogon 35mm f2.8. It's a stunning lens. Buy it; keep it for life.

........... ChrisC
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-23-2013
Replies: 223
Views: 53,145
Posted By ChrisC
Well, I think he wants Zeiss lenses, designed and...

Well, I think he wants Zeiss lenses, designed and built like Leica lenses, but at [I suspect] Zeiss prices. Some circles cannot be squared, one being the design/performance/cost/ priorities and...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-08-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 3,334
Posted By ChrisC
indeed. I started with an M8/24mm combination and...

indeed. I started with an M8/24mm combination and tired of the influence of that hideous 35mm twinned frame line plonked in the middle of images I was trying to construct. By comparison, using the M8...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-24-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,494
Posted By ChrisC
If you are processing your film in spools;...

If you are processing your film in spools; plastic spools can be particularly problematic for giving uneven, streaky development. Metal spirals give greater developer flow and are less...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-23-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 2,477
Posted By ChrisC
Oh yes please! [And an update with the new M...

Oh yes please! [And an update with the new M shutter/release].

.................. Chris
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-19-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 1,881
Posted By ChrisC
Treat yourself and buy a subscription to Sean...

Treat yourself and buy a subscription to Sean Reid's Reid reviews, and save money in the process, it's a great place to learn the 'M' platform. Read Sean's excellent '35 mm lenses on the M9', cross...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-14-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,452
Posted By ChrisC
Mine won't be, and I wouldn't touch them again...

Mine won't be, and I wouldn't touch them again with a proverbial barge pole.

They sent me a lens whose age, and generation, had been significantly wrongly described, was sold as 'like new', but was...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-09-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 15,511
Posted By ChrisC
Indeed indeed! Who'd be a tester? Shame about...

Indeed indeed! Who'd be a tester? Shame about being flailed Jono, but there are many who do understand that the point of the exercise is to look at the new camera's FILES. Although I'm not in the...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 01-05-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 10,157
Posted By ChrisC
Like you, I am looking at changing monitor....

Like you, I am looking at changing monitor. Unfortunately I too will be forced to settle for a format that is too panoramic for my tastes. You suggested 19" - 21" for your needs, and I'm looking at...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-23-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 7,326
Posted By ChrisC
Thank you both. I wouldn't have been happy that...

Thank you both. I wouldn't have been happy that replacement.

................ Chris
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-22-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 7,326
Posted By ChrisC
Hi - Which replacement shutter was it; the...

Hi - Which replacement shutter was it; the original 1/8000 top speed, or the 'M8-2' 1/4000 shutter?

................ Chris
Forum: DIYS Modifications 11-06-2012
Replies: 131
Views: 27,947
Posted By ChrisC
What a fantastic thread, I'm glad to have...

What a fantastic thread, I'm glad to have stumbled across it. I've long thought that round lens hoods are lazy-design, expensive afterthoughts for lens manufactures. And yes I'm aware of the James...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-04-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 9,836
Posted By ChrisC
I followed the SLR Magic lens story from the...

I followed the SLR Magic lens story from the first mention of their 50 f 0.5 lens. If anything, 'M' platform users desire a wider choice of lens manufacturer options and there was plenty of interest...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-02-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 14,008
Posted By ChrisC
You will find that many people are in a rush to...

You will find that many people are in a rush to dump all that wonderfully useful colour information as fast as possible [essentially, that's what CONVERTING is].

I keep that colour information for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-01-2012
Replies: 470
Views: 99,423
Posted By ChrisC
................ "SWEET GENE VINCENT"...

................ "SWEET GENE VINCENT" ?

............. Chris
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-31-2012
Replies: 201
Views: 50,506
Posted By ChrisC
Alternatively - It behaves exactly the same way...

Alternatively - It behaves exactly the same way as other cameras, especially digital; in that when highlight exposure is blown in the R, G, and B, channels ------ there's no information to recover....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-28-2012
Replies: 168
Views: 29,476
Posted By ChrisC
I'm glad not to be a zealot then. I've got a dark...

I'm glad not to be a zealot then. I've got a dark green dot over my Leica-red-dot-graffiti, and I've also got a dark green dot over the silver lens release button.

Zero zealousness!

.................
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-20-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 4,004
Posted By ChrisC
I'd have dumped both exposures without...

I'd have dumped both exposures without hesitation, switched the histogram review on, switched to manual metering, and made more exposures but with better metering technique to see what the sensor and...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-17-2012
Replies: 201
Views: 50,506
Posted By ChrisC
Errrrr - yes, though in the Alice in Wonderland...

Errrrr - yes, though in the Alice in Wonderland world of forums it tends to be a contrary view. I downsized to the M8 after reading David Adamson's epic thread "40inch prints from the M8" on LUF's M8...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-17-2012
Replies: 168
Views: 29,476
Posted By ChrisC
Yep! - As is the ghastly paint filled indents of...

Yep! - As is the ghastly paint filled indents of the M8/M9. At least, in that respect, we don't have to scratch out 'ME' paint on the front of the camera to improve it's looks. I think all Leicas...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-15-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,634
Posted By ChrisC
Alternatively; that wasn't my experience. I sold...

Alternatively; that wasn't my experience. I sold it, and the upgrade to a Zeiss C-Biogon f2.8 showed immediate improvement in my files. The Colour Skopar was OK at moderate focus distances, but...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-15-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 15,012
Posted By ChrisC
Before making a decision based on focal length...

Before making a decision based on focal length choices, I recommend you give serious consideration to the practical side of picture construction using your camera's viewfinder framelines.

I used to...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-13-2012
Replies: 223
Views: 53,145
Posted By ChrisC
Roger - Interesting, especially after reading...

Roger - Interesting, especially after reading Ming Thein's experience. In his review of the Leica APO-Summicron-M 50/2 ASPH he does a comparison with his Zeiss Zm 50mm Planar...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-07-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 12,057
Posted By ChrisC
Dante, Dante, Dante --- Will you please stop...

Dante, Dante, Dante --- Will you please stop laughing; it's really interfering with my tinitus.

.............. Chris
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-30-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 5,180
Posted By ChrisC
Edward, Georgi, Peter - That's now clear. Many...

Edward, Georgi, Peter - That's now clear. Many thanks.

.............. chris
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-30-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 5,180
Posted By ChrisC
Well, I'm even more confused now after straying...

Well, I'm even more confused now after straying into Mr. Rockwell's site :



I know, I know; I shouldn't have gone there......

............. Chris
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-30-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 5,180
Posted By ChrisC
Edward - Unfortunately, for those of us who...

Edward - Unfortunately, for those of us who intensely dislike the intrusion of 'paired', insider framelines in our viewfinders; it seems that Thorsten is incorrect with his assertion of single-only...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-14-2012
Replies: 223
Views: 53,145
Posted By ChrisC
As I'm utterly bored by the fast-lens, bokeh...

As I'm utterly bored by the fast-lens, bokeh tedium, let me be a lone voice wanting a slow, near-perfect 28mm lens. I wouldn't care if it were slower than f4, but I'd expect it to be a top Zeiss...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-27-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 4,837
Posted By ChrisC
Sensors do indeed, and Hex-M lenses can be...

Sensors do indeed, and Hex-M lenses can be adjusted.

For those interested, Dante Stella is always a good read, and there's interesting perspective on the whole Hexar/Leica standards here :

...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-19-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 8,018
Posted By ChrisC
Ming gave his permission for you to use his...

Ming gave his permission for you to use his copyrighted picture?

If not; will you please ensure the image is deleted from the thread.

.............. Chris
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-03-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 4,072
Posted By ChrisC
From experience, 28 is a more user friendly focal...

From experience, 28 is a more user friendly focal length on the M8 than 24 or 25mm as the 28 frameline gives a clear field of vision to construct one's images in. The 24 framelines are twinned with...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-13-2012
Replies: 214
Views: 23,606
Posted By ChrisC
Only for bokeh perverts, otherwise the price you...

Only for bokeh perverts, otherwise the price you pay for that absurd shutter speed is considerably more energy going into it's acceleration and deceleration, resulting in a noisier shutter, and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-18-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,274
Posted By ChrisC
A similar question, in a different place...

A similar question, in a different place :

http://photo.net/leica-rangefinders-forum/00Y3E2

............. Chris
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-12-2012
Replies: 145
Views: 14,275
Posted By ChrisC
Jono - You handled the reply to your antagonists...

Jono - You handled the reply to your antagonists well. Whilst there are tonal renderings in your posted images I didn't respond well to, there are things I am responding well to in your [and others]...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-11-2012
Replies: 397
Views: 27,643
Posted By ChrisC
In parallel forums to this site there are threads...

In parallel forums to this site there are threads being written by wealthy, enthusiastic hobbyist flower, dog, cat, and grandchildren photographers queuing up for the ASPH; but those forums are being...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-11-2012
Replies: 145
Views: 14,275
Posted By ChrisC
Probably the improved M10 which should render...

Probably the improved M10 which should render more detailed B&W files than the M9M but without chucking away all that fabulous colour information which some of us find vital to use in converting to...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-08-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,257
Posted By ChrisC
Hmmmm.-- I tried very hard to get a good '40' and...

Hmmmm.-- I tried very hard to get a good '40' and finally gave up after testing an 'as new' 'perfect' M-Rokkor which had hideous veiling haze. Instead I got a Zeiss 35mm C-Biogon and it is simply...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-04-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 14,984
Posted By ChrisC
I sold my Mamiya7s to downsize to the M8 and as I...

I sold my Mamiya7s to downsize to the M8 and as I have no interest in shooting 35mm film I have shot extensively with rollfilm 6x7 and 6x9 cameras.

For me, the shape of the Mamiya is significantly...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-10-2012
Replies: 64
Views: 14,398
Posted By ChrisC
Errr ..... It's a View-finder camera. Albeit with...

Errr ..... It's a View-finder camera. Albeit with auto-focus etc. It's no more a Rangefinder camera than my Linhof 6x9 View camera was.




.....Discrete. Discreet. Both spellings correct, depending...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-10-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 12,947
Posted By ChrisC
It's not only the...

It's not only the lens/camera/subject/aperture/distance you are exhibiting, but also how your chosen Raw Developer has handled the file. Other Raw Developers may well handle the development...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-09-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 7,206
Posted By ChrisC
For those with a tendency to bitch about Sean...

For those with a tendency to bitch about Sean Reid - he used to regularly post here at RFF, and at LUF too, and was always very generous in his help to people with digital Leica questions. He got...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-13-2012
Replies: 147
Views: 25,835
Posted By ChrisC
Dante, how nice to see you posting ----------...

Dante, how nice to see you posting ---------- I've often enjoyed your writing on things Leica-like.

For me, the 1/8000 shutter of the M8 was a negative, and the 1/4000 shutter of the M8.2 was an...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-09-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,972
Posted By ChrisC
Does this sequence tell you...

Does this sequence tell you anything?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kiloran/sets/72157602109420790/show/

............. Chris
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-31-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 5,232
Posted By ChrisC
You can save on the lenses unless you are...

You can save on the lenses unless you are absolutely insistent on f1.4. For 35mm the Zeiss C-Biogon f2.8 is a spankingly fantastic lens, with it you can also throw in a Manfrotto 685B [super fast,...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-27-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 6,890
Posted By ChrisC
Easily, if the file images are as good as...

Easily, if the file images are as good as expected. Whether your master images remain as computer file zeros and ones, or your portfolio of beautifully mastered 24 or 30 inch exhibition prints are...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-24-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 4,415
Posted By ChrisC
Here's a thought : Noctilux ...

Here's a thought :

Noctilux 630g................ Filter 60mm

Summilux 275g............... Filter 46mm

SLR LM 50 975g............... Filter 62mm

I make that a 54% weight...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-13-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 138,213
Posted By ChrisC
Marketing bull**** aside; that's a nice bit of...

Marketing bull**** aside; that's a nice bit of product photography which succeeds in pressing the right buttons. Sexy lenshood too!

........... Chris
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-31-2011
Replies: 116
Views: 32,720
Posted By ChrisC
I had the CV 35/f2.5 Colour Skopar, and indeed it...

I had the CV 35/f2.5 Colour Skopar, and indeed it was pretty good at the typical focusing distance that is convenient for practically all lens reviews. It was replaced by a Zeiss 35mm C-Biogon which...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-19-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,603
Posted By ChrisC
Hi, Sean Reid wrote a very interesting review of...

Hi, Sean Reid wrote a very interesting review of the lens on the M8, and it might be worth you subscribing to his excellent Reid Reviews site for that review, and also "35mm lenses on the M9". It's a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-19-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2,231
Posted By ChrisC
Oleg. For good reasons, M-fit 90mm lenses are...

Oleg.

For good reasons, M-fit 90mm lenses are easy to get hold of so I would be cautious in your shoes. The above quote speaks volumes for me; the lens was put up for sale as "Near Mint" when it...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-08-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 6,111
Posted By ChrisC
Hi - It looks as if you may be doing what many of...

Hi - It looks as if you may be doing what many of us have done in the past; assessing a way of working with one camera type, and transferring their preferred lens angle of views to the intended 'M'...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 10-29-2011
Replies: 150
Views: 26,536
Posted By ChrisC
........because, unfortunately, his notion of...

........because, unfortunately, his notion of 'real world testing' is fixated on widest aperture shooting; which frequently limits his picture construction to a lone object of interest plonked in the...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-26-2011
Replies: 196
Views: 55,644
Posted By ChrisC
Chris - Hmmm. As you quoted me, I should respond....

Chris - Hmmm. As you quoted me, I should respond. I had replied to this Quote :



THE SAME MECHANICAL STANDARDS [as Leica], which isn't in doubt; Erwin Puts makes interesting reading on the...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-25-2011
Replies: 196
Views: 55,644
Posted By ChrisC
Of course not, and I'm genuinely sorry for your...

Of course not, and I'm genuinely sorry for your lens misfortune, but would you rather be buying Zeiss made to Leica construction standards but at Leica prices? Or maybe Leica will decide to charge...
Forum: Off Topic 10-25-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,230
Posted By ChrisC
Fine manly knees they are though. Meanwhile; I'm...

Fine manly knees they are though.

Meanwhile; I'm calming down from my Brave England boys betraying the talent some of us know they have, and failing miserably to bring their best game to the World...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-23-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 8,581
Posted By ChrisC
Yes yes - but the OP already has a good lens [28...

Yes yes - but the OP already has a good lens [28 Summicron] but is looking for a 35mm lens which exhibits faults. Unfortunately for him the C-Biogon is a fabulous lens which gets out of the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-22-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 6,539
Posted By ChrisC
Edward - Whilst being very wary of Steve Huff...

Edward - Whilst being very wary of Steve Huff lens 'reviews', you might find this article which covers M8/M8.2 differences useful...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-21-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 6,539
Posted By ChrisC
Edward - I'm assuming, from a European...

Edward - I'm assuming, from a European perspective, that the quoted price is likely high, even if it were from a reputable dealer offering you [importantly] a guarantee.

Without a grounding in the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-13-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 5,600
Posted By ChrisC
As much as I hate the clacking of my M8 shutter,...

As much as I hate the clacking of my M8 shutter, I have a different experience to the ones above. I find the rewind of my M8 to be utterly
acceptible, and just audible at arms length with any...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-11-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 5,600
Posted By ChrisC
Yep, sadly for me, my first Leica [M8] was after...

Yep, sadly for me, my first Leica [M8] was after the great tradition for whisper quiet shutters was shamefully trashed, and the shutter/rewind noise still bothers me. My own theory, and it's a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-11-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,581
Posted By ChrisC
Whilst in the past I considered purchasing...

Whilst in the past I considered purchasing Microsynch[s] :

http://www.microsyncdigital.com/home.cfm?CFID=313904&CFTOKEN=17541470

........... I have no experience of Microsynchs in use, but their...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-09-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 3,529
Posted By ChrisC
Here's a point for your consideration; how...

Here's a point for your consideration; how articulate will your images be if your eye is distracted by the lines of a large rectangle plonked in your field of view? The choice of focal length with...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-26-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,289
Posted By ChrisC
You are asking about lenses, but I think you...

You are asking about lenses, but I think you should first sort out the focal length which is workable for you. I suggest practising with the frame-line lever and see how you get on with the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-07-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 4,432
Posted By ChrisC
Frustrated by my search for a particular lens I...

Frustrated by my search for a particular lens I finally decided to pay the Leica Shop Vienna mark-up for a lens which was 'Perfect, close to new/unused, with perfect lenses ........'. The exterior...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-06-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 9,479
Posted By ChrisC
Don't all Zeiss C-Biogon 35mm lenses have the...

Don't all Zeiss C-Biogon 35mm lenses have the grooved flange for easy-[ish] coding? So why not code it and have some vignetting correction applied. Or alternatively; strip out the Summarit's coding...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-05-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 4,317
Posted By ChrisC
Raid - I hope you are right about it being a...

Raid - I hope you are right about it being a lemon but I had no way to determine whether it was or wasn't, and when I was looking the 40mm Summicron was a contender but I couldn't get one. I have...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-04-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 4,317
Posted By ChrisC
We do? I don't. The 'As New' 40mm Rokkor sent...

We do?

I don't. The 'As New' 40mm Rokkor sent to me by one of Europe's 'leading' Leica-fit dealers was a shocker which exhibited such ghastly, image wrecking, 'glowing' highlights [presumably...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-30-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 4,345
Posted By ChrisC
I know little about the Zeiss Ikon, and couldn't...

I know little about the Zeiss Ikon, and couldn't comment on your happiness, but I have Experience of the 35mm Colour Skopar. I replaced it with a Zeiss 35mm C-Biogon f2.8 and the improvement was...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-20-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 3,508
Posted By ChrisC
Sam - See whether reading this is of any help...

Sam - See whether reading this is of any help :

http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-forum/leica-m8-forum/27232-how-precisely-tune-your-rangefinder-15-a.html

I think I'd prefer to have the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-15-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 11,023
Posted By ChrisC
Extremely reluctant as I am to counter this...

Extremely reluctant as I am to counter this :

.

Not always. I found him to be a rude, persistent interrupter. Very far from entertaining or gentlemanly unfortunately. He has the talent, of course,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-12-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 11,023
Posted By ChrisC
I've thought about who to use in the UK too. My...

I've thought about who to use in the UK too. My contact with a regularly [highly] recommended UK repairman didn't go well; my conclusion was that in future I would use Will van Manen in the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-25-2011
Replies: 96
Views: 12,335
Posted By ChrisC
Or alternatively; the biggest flaw is that the...

Or alternatively; the biggest flaw is that the greatest aid for fine-tuned pin-point exposure, [the histogram of course], is being thrown away, as is the means of checking the picture edge framing,...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-01-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,201
Posted By ChrisC
Hi - You are used to working with a 50mm on film,...

Hi - You are used to working with a 50mm on film, but a 50mm on an M8 is a different experience, and not only because of the 1.33 factor which 'crops' the field of view to an equivalent lens of...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-13-2011
Replies: 170
Views: 14,652
Posted By ChrisC
As do I. Thank you for your reasonable post...

As do I. Thank you for your reasonable post amongst so much reactionary noise both here, and at LUF..

.......... Chris
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-08-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,307
Posted By ChrisC
Bo Lorentzen is a photography 'good guy'. I use...

Bo Lorentzen is a photography 'good guy'. I use one of his hoods with a C-Biogon 35mm [on M8] and really like it. The hood shields and protects the lens superbly, and with minimal viewfinder...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-07-2011
Replies: 417
Views: 118,210
Posted By ChrisC
Hi. Try 35mm pre-ASPH ............ Chris

Hi. Try 35mm pre-ASPH

............ Chris
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-26-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 4,917
Posted By ChrisC
The Zeiss has a groove in it's mounting flange...

The Zeiss has a groove in it's mounting flange and is easy to code; you don't need a coding kit ---- save your money. You could use Bo Lorentzen's solution...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-23-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 4,917
Posted By ChrisC
Hi, there are design advantages to 'slower'...

Hi, there are design advantages to 'slower' lenses, and if f2.8 is fast enough [and it is for me], then I know from experience that the Zeiss 35mm f2.8 C-Biogon is a fantastic lens, and is my 35mm...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-15-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,356
Posted By ChrisC
It is extremely resistant to flare. Erwin Puts,...

It is extremely resistant to flare. Erwin Puts, in his tests against against the Leica 35mm Summarit came to marginally different conclusions than Sean Reid [Reid Reviews -- subscription site] which...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-15-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,099
Posted By ChrisC
That much is my experience. Except; after using...

That much is my experience. Except; after using the Zeiss I would relegate the C.V. to 'good value', but noticeably outclassed by the C-Biogon. I sold my Colour Skopar without any...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-10-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 5,500
Posted By ChrisC
Perhaps then it wouldn't be a C-Biogon, but an...

Perhaps then it wouldn't be a C-Biogon, but an f2.0 Biogon?

Erwin Puts thought the f2.0 Biogon was a little stretched and would have benefited being an f2.8 design. His observation was made before...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-10-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 5,500
Posted By ChrisC
The newer Zeiss lenses have a groove in their...

The newer Zeiss lenses have a groove in their flange which makes it very easy to durably code them. It's a shame you think that f2.
8 is slow because :



Indeed, indeed.

........... Chris
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-31-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 10,218
Posted By ChrisC
Well that should convince all of us. I hadn't...

Well that should convince all of us. I hadn't realised how oppressed I was as a content two-button pusher, but seen in the context of revolutionary change I now see the foollishness of two-button...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-30-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 10,218
Posted By ChrisC
I must have an easier camera to use than some...

I must have an easier camera to use than some complainants. When I want to change ISO I hit the bottom Set button twice and I select a different ISO, how much easier could that be? But the OP knows...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-22-2011
Replies: 362
Views: 119,067
Posted By ChrisC
Damn. Whilst you may well be right, I'm sure the...

Damn. Whilst you may well be right, I'm sure the original poster who started this in September 2007 didn't foresee the introduction of the wonderful C-Biogon. Here we are 3 1/2 years later; should we...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-18-2011
Replies: 57
Views: 18,637
Posted By ChrisC
I'm curious; why don't you like the focusing...

I'm curious; why don't you like the focusing bump?

In it's defence, I find it perfect on my C-Biogon 35mm as it lends itself to soft-hand focusing. The 'bump' falls to the pad of my left hand index...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-05-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 5,787
Posted By ChrisC
Hi. A kind person gifted me a Tim Isaacs/Match...

Hi. A kind person gifted me a Tim Isaacs/Match Technical Bug :

http://matchtechnical.com/Beep.aspx

I'm amazed at the difference it made to using the M8. I've been critical of the M8 shutter release...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-28-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,399
Posted By ChrisC
Hi. Here's something from the always readable...

Hi. Here's something from the always readable Dante Stella ["Hands off my flange"] :

http://www.dantestella.com/technical/flange.html

See if it helps you.

........... Chris
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-22-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,645
Posted By ChrisC
I too can't help but think of broken...

I too can't help but think of broken eggs/omelette type metaphors.

I actually think that neither a 35mm [3x2 ratio] lens on 35mm style format, or 65mm on 6x7 format are lenses for this situation....
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-19-2011
Replies: 122
Views: 23,479
Posted By ChrisC
Some might be interested to read this 'interview'...

Some might be interested to read this 'interview' with Zeiss lens designer Christian Beder in Camera Lens News No. 36 [July 2010 -Zeiss website]...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-16-2011
Replies: 122
Views: 23,479
Posted By ChrisC
Well ......... there are exemplary lenses to...

Well ......... there are exemplary lenses to choose from, but your measure of 'satisfactory' is not a universal one. Whilst I'd use an ultra fast lens for low light, necessarily wide-open work, for...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-16-2011
Replies: 122
Views: 23,479
Posted By ChrisC
Dino Interestingly I think, Erwin Puts is on...

Dino

Interestingly I think, Erwin Puts is on record as stating he believed the Zeiss f2.0 is a slightly over-stretched design and he suggested that it would have been better lens if designed for...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-04-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 5,016
Posted By ChrisC
That is my experience exactly. But this is not...

That is my experience exactly.



But this is not my experience.

I prefer to shoot at f8.0 when possible, and my C-Biogon clearly outperforms my copy of the C.V. Colour Skopar Classic. On-centre...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-31-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 4,255
Posted By ChrisC
I can accept that f2.5 is too slow if [for...

I can accept that f2.5 is too slow if [for example] the conditions and subject matter absolutely dictate that e.g. f1.4 is essential, but the general statement that f2.5 is too slow merely panders to...
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-27-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,160
Posted By ChrisC
Hi - Had you been wedded to shooting transparency...

Hi - Had you been wedded to shooting transparency film I would understand your post's concerns better because of the inherent contrast of 'trannies'. But you are shooting B&W, so I don't understand...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-01-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 6,492
Posted By ChrisC
For the record - I now have a lens hood from Bo...

For the record - I now have a lens hood from Bo Lorentzen :

http://bophoto.typepad.com/bophoto/2010/09/new-lens-hood-for-voigtlander-35mm-14.html#more

It fits my Zeiss 35mm C-Biogon f2.8 snugly and...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-29-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 935
Posted By ChrisC
Hi - See if this helps...

Hi - See if this helps :

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64863

.......... Chris
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-27-2010
Replies: 146
Views: 45,774
Posted By ChrisC
Ott - You can do a lot worse than the Fuji 6x9, I...

Ott - You can do a lot worse than the Fuji 6x9, I have owned a lot of fantastic large format and medium format rangefinder lenses and my Fuji 6x9's resolution was as good as my best lenses. The...
Forum: Optics Theory - 11-26-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 4,785
Posted By ChrisC
Jon - The CV Colour Skopars are wonderfully small...

Jon - The CV Colour Skopars are wonderfully small and light, but I started to doubt my 35mm Colour Skopar's definition at all focusing distances, particularly far ground. It was replaced by the Zeiss...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-23-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 8,285
Posted By ChrisC
Make what you will of the following: I have no...

Make what you will of the following:

I have no experience of the 35mm Hex., but I have experience of the 35mm Colour Skopar, and the 50mm f2.0 Hex. on the M8.

When I bought the Colour Skopar I...
Forum: Optics Theory - 11-20-2010
Replies: 74
Views: 25,306
Posted By ChrisC
I agree. Those spacial relationships are very...

I agree. Those spacial relationships are very important to image construction, which is why 28mm images look quite different to 35mm images [aside from cramming more stuff in]. Curiously, I have been...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-17-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,508
Posted By ChrisC
Some vulgarity for emdubya .....................

Some vulgarity for emdubya

.................. Chris
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-17-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 3,428
Posted By ChrisC
Hi - I tried over a fairly long period to get a...

Hi - I tried over a fairly long period to get a good 40 Cron, or a 40CLE Rokkor. I even bought a 'mint' 'CLE' Rokkor from a 'respected' European dealer; it turned out to be a dirty CL Rokkor complete...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-16-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 3,428
Posted By ChrisC
I too highly recommend that you subscribe to Sean...

I too highly recommend that you subscribe to Sean Reid's 'Reid Reviews' [and yes it will more than pay for itself].

And to save repeating myself about the lens-for-life I bought; you should read...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-10-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 8,496
Posted By ChrisC
The Voigtlander I referred to...

The Voigtlander I referred to :

http://www.cameraquest.com/voigtl_bessa_iii.htm

Looks good to me.

............ Chris
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-10-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 2,187
Posted By ChrisC
Aiden [??] - This will get you started...

Aiden [??] - This will get you started :

http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-forum/leica-m8-forum/38894-how-re-cover-your-m8-yourself.html

Recovering is really easy, about 10-15 minutes careful...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-09-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 8,496
Posted By ChrisC
I have owned and extensively used Plaubel Makina...

I have owned and extensively used Plaubel Makina 6x7, Mamiya 7, and Fuji 6x9; all with superb lenses. I have also used Pentax 6x7, Mamiya 6x9, Koni Omega 6x7, and two Fuji 6x4.5 rangefinder cameras...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-09-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 6,492
Posted By ChrisC
Ah yes, I have paid the price of brevity, and...

Ah yes, I have paid the price of brevity, and should have been clearer.

Whilst it is considered that CV LH-6 and Zeiss 35/50 hoods can be interchanged, one user experience I have read suggestions...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-08-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 6,492
Posted By ChrisC
Piotrek - OK, let me be the first to post...

Piotrek - OK, let me be the first to post directions for one possible solution :

http://chadtobin.tumblr.com/

Some nifty pics for you to look at. Then follow that page's link for more info and more...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-02-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,547
Posted By ChrisC
Here's a different take on the lens combined with...

Here's a different take on the lens combined with M8.

It was my only lens, and a carefully considered purchase; a lens bought for life. What drove me nuts with the M8 was having the substantial...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-31-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 7,789
Posted By ChrisC
Oh yes. I bought mine nearly 30 years ago and...

Oh yes. I bought mine nearly 30 years ago and worked it hard for many years. The 'lazy tongs' makes the camera very compact when folded, the Makinas [two versions] custom made Nikkor lens is a...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-29-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,500
Posted By ChrisC
Hi. I took a similar route and regretted it. My...

Hi. I took a similar route and regretted it.

My recommendation now is to get a 35mm Zeiss C-Biogon f2.8, work it, and discover whether or not another focal length giving equivalent quality files is...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-24-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,437
Posted By ChrisC
Aha. I hope you enjoy a new way of working with...

Aha. I hope you enjoy a new way of working with the Rollei. I sold my Mamiya7 cameras when downsizing to the M8, either the '7' or the '6' will produce fabulous negs if you choose them. There are...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-23-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,437
Posted By ChrisC
Rob - Steady. Loading, processing, even drying...

Rob - Steady. Loading, processing, even drying films have their techniques and people who make it problem free may well be able to do these things in their sleep because they have years of experience...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-22-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,648
Posted By ChrisC
There was a time when Leica 'M' cameras were...

There was a time when Leica 'M' cameras were revered, if only for the ultra quietness of their cloth shutter which enabled unobtrusive work. I downsized to the M8 after shooting extensively with...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-12-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 6,417
Posted By ChrisC
That's a wonderful picture at the head of the...

That's a wonderful picture at the head of the review Roger. I've bookmarked the site and will enjoy exploring it later.

............. Chris
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-08-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 7,623
Posted By ChrisC
I'd rephrase the above to read : ......"should...

I'd rephrase the above to read :

......"should be perfect."

Be wary of forums, their contributors spend far too much time obsessing about bokeh and lens speed. If, say, on the 'M' platform, you...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-07-2010
Replies: 163
Views: 43,064
Posted By ChrisC
As suggested earlier, the light falloff from the...

As suggested earlier, the light falloff from the CV f2.5 is significantly worse than the C-Biogon. I am selling my CV because it has been replaced by a C-Biogon; the Zeiss is a far better lens than...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-10-2010
Replies: 163
Views: 43,064
Posted By ChrisC
This is not the first time that datasheets have...

This is not the first time that datasheets have been pointed to when discussing the merits of the two Zeiss 35mm lenses. And yet, curiously; the distortion image pictures made by Sean Reid for his...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-09-2010
Replies: 417
Views: 118,210
Posted By ChrisC
One more another thing about focusing. It's a...

One more another thing about focusing.

It's a whole different thread for another place, but I really think the ancient 'M' form represents poor ergonomics for these times. I've settled on an...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-07-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,880
Posted By ChrisC
Stephen - You will no doubt have trawled...

Stephen - You will no doubt have trawled different threads here and elsewhere, and it's true that some lenses are consistently favoured more than others for their qualities, but some focal lengths...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-24-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 10,065
Posted By ChrisC
Interesting. Thank you for your post. Who'd be a...

Interesting. Thank you for your post. Who'd be a lens tester eh? With account needing to be made for field curvature, focus shift, lens contrast versus lens resolution, performance variation at...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-24-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 10,065
Posted By ChrisC
It does have some 'minor' wavy barrel distortion...

It does have some 'minor' wavy barrel distortion which is improved upon with the C-Biogon which [quoting Sean Reid] is 'almost completely neutral'.

............. Chris
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-22-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 7,304
Posted By ChrisC
My first choice lens for the M8 was initially...

My first choice lens for the M8 was initially 24mm, however, I would be loathe to go back to it and now consider 28mm the natural 'wide' lens for the camera. The reason is simple; the twinned 24 and...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-20-2010
Replies: 112
Views: 10,633
Posted By ChrisC
You could stop agonising and instead go forth in...

You could stop agonising and instead go forth in search of a very talented artist-photographer. They're easy to spot; hungry and looking worse fed than the poorest poet's dog! Get him or her to use...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-19-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 3,371
Posted By ChrisC
It is a gem. I too would have considered a 35mm...

It is a gem. I too would have considered a 35mm Hexanon as I already had the 50mm f2.0 Hex and considered it an outstanding lens. However, my Zeiss C-Biogon 35mm f2.8 is so fabulous that I now choose...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-27-2010
Replies: 417
Views: 118,210
Posted By ChrisC
Hi - I'm a fan of relatively 'slow' lenses. I...

Hi - I'm a fan of relatively 'slow' lenses. I have the C-Biogon, and the more I use it, the more amazed I am by it's rendering.

I believe I have the best 35mm lens for ME on the 'M' platform that I...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-10-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 5,199
Posted By ChrisC
" ......my favorite focal is the 35mm...

" ......my favorite focal is the 35mm ............ "

If you are not a fast-lens obsessive [and I'm not], there is a very strong case to be made for the Zeiss 35mm C-Biogon f2.8 as being the best...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-07-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,899
Posted By ChrisC
Alex - Your Nokton question, and your original...

Alex - Your Nokton question, and your original question are answered in the relevant reviews at Reid Reviews. Many of us are indebted to Sean Reid's subscription site, and I too believe that reading...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-02-2010
Replies: 72
Views: 56,979
Posted By ChrisC
For some of us it merits being a first-choice...

For some of us it merits being a first-choice lens.

Internet forums seem to be full of fast-lens obsessives, and on-centre-definition obsessives; and those two lens characteristics [or qualities, if...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-27-2010
Replies: 72
Views: 56,979
Posted By ChrisC
I hope you report back because I've been opening...

I hope you report back because I've been opening files from this lens and swearing a lot; good old fashioned Anglo Saxon oaths of industrial strength. Don't be surprised if you too are knocked out by...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-18-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 6,157
Posted By ChrisC
I cycle in order to photograph. I have a...

I cycle in order to photograph. I have a 'touring' type bike and carry two bags on a front 'low rider' rack, and two large panniers on a rear rack. A bagged tripod is strapped on the rear pannier,...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-15-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 3,478
Posted By ChrisC
I am very experienced at mid-grey reflective...

I am very experienced at mid-grey reflective metering, but struggled for some time with the M8. I even tried Auto exposure but gave that up as too horrible for me. I have stated this before that the...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-12-2010
Replies: 72
Views: 56,979
Posted By ChrisC
Tom - Thanks. Very curiously, I posted to this...

Tom - Thanks. Very curiously, I posted to this thread about an hour before you to give feedback on tests of my C-Biogon which has arrived; strangely, my post has disappeared from the thread, though...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-12-2010
Replies: 72
Views: 56,979
Posted By ChrisC
Ok, it's a week since my previous post, and I had...

Ok, it's a week since my previous post, and I had hoped that someone with an M9 and access to studio lighting might test the C-Biogon with menu code selections to determine the optimal coding. But as...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-07-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 3,143
Posted By ChrisC
David - If you do a search on LUF this subject...

David - If you do a search on LUF this subject has been thrashed. With the M8 I have changed my accurate metering technique evolved over too many decades. I recommend [for outdoors particularly]...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-29-2010
Replies: 72
Views: 56,979
Posted By ChrisC
Daniel - Thanks. The three lens illustrations...

Daniel - Thanks. The three lens illustrations side by side are interesting to compare; I see your point that the C-Biogon's rear element sits deeper in the 'M' 'throat' than the Summarit's rear...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-29-2010
Replies: 72
Views: 56,979
Posted By ChrisC
Daniel - I'm intrigued by your Summicron f2.0...

Daniel - I'm intrigued by your Summicron f2.0 coding rather than Summarit f2.4. I'm awaiting delivery of a C-Biogon and expected to code it as a Summarit. Did you test the two codes with the...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-22-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 3,740
Posted By ChrisC
Makten - Thank you for posting the images, the...

Makten - Thank you for posting the images, the 'above' shot is the first image that has given me a sense of the C-Biogon's size on an "m'. If it's not too much trouble, could you also put on record...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 10-20-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 8,434
Posted By ChrisC
Doug - I'm indebted to you; thank you for your...

Doug - I'm indebted to you; thank you for your help.

............. Chris
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 10-19-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 8,434
Posted By ChrisC
Doug - Many thanks for the clarification, that...

Doug - Many thanks for the clarification, that must be the Rollie RF camera then? Do you or anyone else know if the 'M' adapter is a standard LTM to M type which could be changed for one bringing up...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 10-19-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 8,434
Posted By ChrisC
I am very curious. What camera was this lens made...

I am very curious. What camera was this lens made for? Is it an 'M' fit, LTM, or has it been modified? Is it an expensive lens, do they appear for sale? Questions, questions; all information...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-26-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 989
Posted By ChrisC
Or - Be more honest, give him a 100, feel better...

Or - Be more honest, give him a 100, feel better about not totally cheating the seller, and know you still have a tremendous bargain.

.............. Chris
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