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Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Minutes Ago
Replies: 101
Views: 3,011
Posted By Rob-F
OK now I get it. It's the watch itself that...

OK now I get it. It's the watch itself that either is, or isn't, a Bond wannabe. I though the wannabe was supposed to be the wearer of the watch! :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 101
Views: 3,011
Posted By Rob-F
I don't quite get it. I haven't seen all the...

I don't quite get it. I haven't seen all the Bond movies. Did he wear a Doxa in one of them? I'm pretty sure he wore an Omega in at least one. So why would Omega be the Don't want to be James...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,081
Posted By Rob-F
maybe a black and white true ISO 800 fine grain...

maybe a black and white true ISO 800 fine grain film to replace Fuji 1600--which I still miss.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Days Ago
Replies: 101
Views: 3,011
Posted By Rob-F
I love the looks of this one! Such a highly...

I love the looks of this one! Such a highly readable dial and so nice looking.
Forum: Travel 3 Days Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 1,415
Posted By Rob-F
Very fine black and white work! I enjoyed seeing...

Very fine black and white work! I enjoyed seeing these. Thanks for posting them.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Days Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 489
Posted By Rob-F
Peterm1, I enjoyed reading your review of the AF...

Peterm1, I enjoyed reading your review of the AF 28-85 and AF 35-105. I had the AF-28-85 for a while, and I don't know why I ever sold it. I might get it back, and I might pick up a AF 35-105 to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 754
Posted By Rob-F
When the M5 came out, Leitz promoted it with the...

When the M5 came out, Leitz promoted it with the 50mm Summilux, rather than the Summicron. They felt that the larger lens made more sense, and just plain looked right, on the larger body. I put my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 754
Posted By Rob-F
I have both lenses. It would never occur to me...

I have both lenses. It would never occur to me to put my 40mm Rokkor on my M5. I would use it on my M6 or MP for a good match to the framelines. But for the very accurate M5 framelines, I use the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 5 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 443
Posted By Rob-F
I have no problem taking a landscape with my...

I have no problem taking a landscape with my Leicas.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 5 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,309
Posted By Rob-F
Any more comments on the electronic finder? I...

Any more comments on the electronic finder? I was surprised Fuji eliminated the optical finder. I don't use the EVF on my X100 unless I really have to. I don't like it as much as the X100's...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 5 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,309
Posted By Rob-F
What made you stop liking the X30? The sensor...

What made you stop liking the X30? The sensor size?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 5 Days Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 2,605
Posted By Rob-F
+1. I don't see how LV can possibly be better...

+1. I don't see how LV can possibly be better than the camera's finder for moving subjects.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 608
Posted By Rob-F
Last month I took my MacBook Pro to the Genius...

Last month I took my MacBook Pro to the Genius Bar. They found a fair amount of adware, and removed it (they have a program that does that); but no malware or viruses. They didn't seem to think I...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,309
Posted By Rob-F
I have the X10 and the X20. I use them both,...

I have the X10 and the X20. I use them both, with some preference for the X20 because of the focus confirmation in the viewfinder, and because my apple computers have a RAW converter for the X20. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,167
Posted By Rob-F
Why is there something, rather than nothing?

Why is there something, rather than nothing?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 476
Views: 23,380
Posted By Rob-F
RE the dot color: Maybe every company have...

RE the dot color:

Maybe every company have have its own dot color. To date it's been Red for Leica, Blue for Zeiss; so that leaves green, yellow, and black up for grabs.
Forum: Travel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 746
Posted By Rob-F
I'd remember these if I'd seen them before. I...

I'd remember these if I'd seen them before. I haven't. Really, really Good!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 792
Posted By Rob-F
I mix film and digital all the time! Leica M9...

I mix film and digital all the time! Leica M9 with an M7, M5, or M2. Nikon D700 with an FE2 or FM3a. Leica or Nikon Digital with a Hasselblad SWC.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,200
Posted By Rob-F
My Leica M2, purchased new about 1960, with a...

My Leica M2, purchased new about 1960, with a 35mm Summaron f/2.8. Faithful companion!
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 762
Posted By Rob-F
Thank you for those images of it.

Thank you for those images of it.
Forum: Travel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,223
Posted By Rob-F
All that effort and danger, and you only show us...

All that effort and danger, and you only show us three pictures? These are great shots so far, but don't be so stingy with the pictures! Let's see the rest! :)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By Rob-F
It should not affect the rangefinder calibration....

It should not affect the rangefinder calibration. But if and when recalibration is required, that's nothing to be scared of--you can do it. But that's another story . . .
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By Rob-F
Take the lens off and look up inside to the roof...

Take the lens off and look up inside to the roof of the chamber. You will see a little metal arm that limits the travel of the cam roller. The travel can be adjusted by bending the metal tab. If...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 788
Posted By Rob-F
I find the X100 rendering is natural and...

I find the X100 rendering is natural and realistic. I can always pump up the colors if I ever want to. It's the X100's viewfinder that I think is just fabulous. The problem I have with the Epson...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 788
Posted By Rob-F
That's how I feel about my Fuji X100! I can do a...

That's how I feel about my Fuji X100! I can do a lot with its 35mm equivalent field of view.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,050
Posted By Rob-F
Well, I like my M7 and use it quite a...

Well, I like my M7 and use it quite a bit--perhaps more than my other Leicas. I will take the risk, and hang on to it. What is the evidence for Leica electronics going bad; any known incidents of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 2,009
Posted By Rob-F
My Nikon FE2 with the 50mm f/1.8 pancake lens...

My Nikon FE2 with the 50mm f/1.8 pancake lens feels light to me. I also have the 45mm f/2.8 lens, which is absolutely tiny and very light. I do have the Pentax ME mentioned above, but it has the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,050
Posted By Rob-F
Well, if M6 meter parts are not available, then...

Well, if M6 meter parts are not available, then what about the MP? Pretty much the same meter, no?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 882
Posted By Rob-F
Same here. I still shoot some slides, so framing...

Same here. I still shoot some slides, so framing exactly is a strong habit. I rarely crop my black and white negatives by much, just to eliminate unnecessary foreground. With digital, I often crop...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By Rob-F
Unless it is different from other Leicas, the...

Unless it is different from other Leicas, the 35/135 framelines should show when no lens is fitted to the camera. They are the default set.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By Rob-F
The Domke F2 can be made more water resistant by...

The Domke F2 can be made more water resistant by treating it with Nikwax or the wax that Domke provides for the Waxwear bags. Think Tank Retro bags come with their own rain cover.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By Rob-F
Domke F2 is exactly what came to mind. A...

Domke F2 is exactly what came to mind. A ThinkTank Retrospective 7 might work. I can get into it a Hasselblad 500 c/m with PME prism and 120mm Makro-Planar, plus two more lenses, film, light meter,...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,825
Posted By Rob-F
Wow. That is a whole new world.

Wow. That is a whole new world.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 2,417
Posted By Rob-F
I don't get it. Only one what? Oh . . . only...

I don't get it. Only one what?

Oh . . . only one foot at a time?
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 2,417
Posted By Rob-F
Now, that I haven't seen yet. Which button would...

Now, that I haven't seen yet. Which button would that be on my D700? :angel:
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 2,417
Posted By Rob-F
I wrote, above, about how I cope with a large...

I wrote, above, about how I cope with a large amount of gear, by using them one at a time. There is another side to me. Sometimes I go back to the way things were when I only had one camera, and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 460
Posted By Rob-F
I'm not a doctor, so I don't know all the reasons...

I'm not a doctor, so I don't know all the reasons why a person may have increasing difficulty focusing at more advanced age. I have seen threads on this topic from time to time, so I know it's a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 848
Posted By Rob-F
Funny, Shots I've done with Delta 100 have been...

Funny, Shots I've done with Delta 100 have been fine grain and sharp enough to rival my Hasselblad pictures. Maybe it's my developing procedure.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 575
Posted By Rob-F
It's been a while, but I think the red dot was...

It's been a while, but I think the red dot was only on the adapter.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 575
Posted By Rob-F
I had a 50mm Summarit with an adapter that I...

I had a 50mm Summarit with an adapter that I couldn't get off. Sherry Krauter couldn't get it off, either, and she thought it might have been glued on at the factory!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 848
Posted By Rob-F
TMAX always looks flat to me in the middle tones....

TMAX always looks flat to me in the middle tones. And when I try to boost the contrast with longer development, I get blocked highlights. I don't seem to have these problems with the Delta films,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 2,417
Posted By Rob-F
For a serious photo trip, I may take two or three...

For a serious photo trip, I may take two or three cameras each, of Leicas, Nikons, Hasselblads. Six or seven cameras, then. I avoid confusion by carrying/using no more than two at a time, for...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 673
Posted By Rob-F
Great Color! Thanks for posting these shots!

Great Color! Thanks for posting these shots!
Forum: Photo Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 872
Posted By Rob-F
So maybe the sky isn't falling?

So maybe the sky isn't falling?
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By Rob-F
And I'd like to know how it compares to my X100. ...

And I'd like to know how it compares to my X100. I've read good things about the X1 color performance. I do like the viewfinder of the X100, though. I'd be giving that up with the X1. I know...
Forum: Photo Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 872
Posted By Rob-F
I have both Aperture and Lightroom, but I don't...

I have both Aperture and Lightroom, but I don't much care for Lightroom. I much prefer the way Aperture catalogs and files my pictures. And I find Aperture much more intuitive to use. I bought a...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By Rob-F
So, it's optimized for 2M, like the M8.2. Good...

So, it's optimized for 2M, like the M8.2. Good to know, thanks!
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By Rob-F
Leica M Typ 240 Frameline Question

Leica has used several different standards for sizing framelines over the years. The M6/M7/MP framelines are sized for 0.7 meters, the minimum focus distance, so as not to cut off the margins of the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 1,724
Posted By Rob-F
Nice shots, Raid. Good portraits of Dana! I'm...

Nice shots, Raid. Good portraits of Dana! I'm puzzled as to how the SLR lens is rangefinder coupled. Did you get it modified?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By Rob-F
Funny, the powdered Kodak fixer I've used said,...

Funny, the powdered Kodak fixer I've used said, makes one gallon for film, two gallons for paper. I've not bought the powdered stuff in a while; maybe they changed the dilution because the T-Max...
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,854
Posted By Rob-F
Well, a 21 might be useful, but the 25mm the OP...

Well, a 21 might be useful, but the 25mm the OP already has, may very well be wide enough. I think that bothering to take a 15mm is a bridge too far. A lens that wide can be pretty difficult to...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,683
Views: 107,701
Posted By Rob-F
Darn, I was about to say that! Umm, did you see...

Darn, I was about to say that! Umm, did you see Audrey?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,101
Posted By Rob-F
"The big four." Leica, Nikon, Hasselblad, Canon?...

"The big four." Leica, Nikon, Hasselblad, Canon? Nikon, Canon, Fuji, Minolta? Pentax, Canon, Minolta, Fuji? Minolta, Hasselblad, Arca Swiss, Rollei? Rollei, Minolta, Canon, Leica? :angel:
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,982
Posted By Rob-F
Ultrafineonline, on ebay, has 36 exposure rolls...

Ultrafineonline, on ebay, has 36 exposure rolls for that price.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 124
Views: 24,392
Posted By Rob-F
I think that for the non-macro, yet still fairly...

I think that for the non-macro, yet still fairly close distances you plan to use it for, the 120 will serve you well. The clue here is that you plan to use an extension tube with a 150. That's...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 124
Views: 24,392
Posted By Rob-F
Don't expect the 120mm Makro-Planar to be tack...

Don't expect the 120mm Makro-Planar to be tack sharp outside the macro range. As a macro lens, it is stunningly sharp; but I have found that it goes soft at long distances. Stopping down helps; at...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 857
Posted By Rob-F
I like the serial number on that red dial! Easy...

I like the serial number on that red dial! Easy to remember!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By Rob-F
Bump. Well, here's something about it. Fundus...

Bump. Well, here's something about it. Fundus is/was evidently for a medical imaging technology. Apparently there was a special M4 version associated with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,032
Posted By Rob-F
Tri-X or HP5 will be a good choice except for low...

Tri-X or HP5 will be a good choice except for low light situations. I put some Delta 1600 to good use there one winter. Then they discontinued it. But you can push your ISO 400 film to 1600.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,101
Posted By Rob-F
You mean Schrodinger's cat? So he is both a...

You mean Schrodinger's cat? So he is both a troll and not a troll, until we look to see which he is? But wouldn't he have to be a very small particle for that?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 857
Posted By Rob-F
Maybe do the red dial first, and the black dial...

Maybe do the red dial first, and the black dial later?

There are ways to ease up the lubrication. You can set it out in the warm sunlight on the back yard table while sunbathing. exercise the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,101
Posted By Rob-F
No, I don't think so. I'm not quite sure why it...

No, I don't think so. I'm not quite sure why it would be a troll, but looking back on it, maybe it borders on absurd that someone would drop that kind of money on a first Leica...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,101
Posted By Rob-F
I thought he was looking for support in resolving...

I thought he was looking for support in resolving his discomfort. It didn't occur to me at the time that it could be a troll.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,101
Posted By Rob-F
I've been puzzling over this entry: I don't know...

I've been puzzling over this entry: I don't know if it is meant to be critical of the author of the thread, or supportive of him and critical of those who posted in response to his remarks.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By Rob-F
Leica M4 M White dot Zeiss Fundus???

I ran across this on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 744
Posted By Rob-F
There is no lens release guard, and there should...

There is no lens release guard, and there should be, on an M3. So this camera may have been cobbled together from an M2 and an M3 top plate? I do think it is a repaint. Still, it is very nice, as...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 6,291
Posted By Rob-F
Yep, and I think I had better fix it! :o

Yep, and I think I had better fix it! :o
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 6,291
Posted By Rob-F
It is the same for me. I really like my X100! ...

It is the same for me. I really like my X100! The viewfinder is one of the great things about it, along with its image quality and fairly small size. I don't use conversion lenses. When I'm...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,982
Posted By Rob-F
But, brbo, if it's Plus-X we are talking about,...

But, brbo, if it's Plus-X we are talking about, they are not doing any rolls, at any price. That's what the matter is.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,510
Posted By Rob-F
Here's a quote from another thread that addresses...

Here's a quote from another thread that addresses what I've been saying:

"I have recently become a convert to the old Nikor reels. The 35mm reel that I have has no clip so centering the film between...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,510
Posted By Rob-F
I finally broke down and bought a 120 Hewes reel...

I finally broke down and bought a 120 Hewes reel from Adorama. $54.00! It was new, in the original box. It's identical to a reel I already had! I already had a Hewes reel and had been using it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 935
Posted By Rob-F
Congrats on your new M4! I know I could be happy...

Congrats on your new M4! I know I could be happy with it!
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 605
Posted By Rob-F
I concur! This really is the best photo site! :)

I concur! This really is the best photo site! :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,982
Posted By Rob-F
If Union Pacific can go to the bother of keeping...

If Union Pacific can go to the bother of keeping two steam locomotives up and running, to preserve the history of steam railroading, could Kodak keep Plus-X and Verichrome Pan going, for a similar...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,426
Posted By Rob-F
Sometimes I miss my M8.2. It's partly because I...

Sometimes I miss my M8.2. It's partly because I like its bright-line frames, sized for two meters--my M9 frames are sized for one meter. So the M8.2 gave images closer to what I saw in the finder. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By Rob-F
Seems a lot depends on whether it really is at...

Seems a lot depends on whether it really is at the end of the roll. If it is, I believe Richard has nailed it. Nick, is that "false chromatic line" all the way to the end of the film? I'm puzzled...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,982
Posted By Rob-F
Well, now that Kodak has brought back Ektachrome,...

Well, now that Kodak has brought back Ektachrome, maybe they will bring back Plus-X. I'd like that. My supply is running low.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,861
Posted By Rob-F
1. What is an "SKU?" 2. So maybe the developer...

1. What is an "SKU?"
2. So maybe the developer itself has not changed?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,861
Posted By Rob-F
And I believe glass is superior to plastic, which...

And I believe glass is superior to plastic, which apparently allows some air infiltration? I was trying out half-liter 7-Up bottles, but now I use 16 ounce glass brown beer bottles. Of course, you...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,861
Posted By Rob-F
Our own survey shows that D-76 and Rodinal are...

Our own survey shows that D-76 and Rodinal are the two most popular developers among RFF members. It seems absurd that Kodak would discontinue D-76! Can this be real?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-08-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 1,546
Posted By Rob-F
50mm Collapsiple Summicron, wide...

50mm Collapsiple Summicron, wide open:
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/11787/U11787I1424045533.SEQ.0.jpg
Fujichrome100 prior to Velvia
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-06-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 733
Posted By Rob-F
When I had an XPAN I found the 30mm...

When I had an XPAN I found the 30mm top-of-the-camera finder easy and agreeable to shoot with. It was good and clear, with good framelines, and the bubble level was very easy to use. The latter...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-28-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4,280
Posted By Rob-F
I just got a 404 error, "file not found," when I...

I just got a 404 error, "file not found," when I clicked on the link for the new formula.

Ted, thanks for bringing this to our attention.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-25-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,350
Posted By Rob-F
Use a meter, but always guess the exposure before...

Use a meter, but always guess the exposure before metering. Then when you need to shoot without metering, you will have a better idea of the correct exposure.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-20-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 2,689
Posted By Rob-F
+1. I use the blue masking tape on the Leicas. ...

+1. I use the blue masking tape on the Leicas. Film box-end in the holder for the Nikons and Hasselblad.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-20-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 3,213
Posted By Rob-F
I have an under-the-counter fridge with a freezer...

I have an under-the-counter fridge with a freezer section, under the darkroom counter. The freezer section stays filled with 35mm and 120 Velvia. The fridge part has Tri-X, Plus-X, 5222 Double-X,...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-20-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 565
Posted By Rob-F
I would look for a small carbon-fiber model. I'd...

I would look for a small carbon-fiber model. I'd say it ought to extent to at least 42 inches--48 would better.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-16-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,073
Posted By Rob-F
Erik, what is an MR 9 adapter, and where do you...

Erik, what is an MR 9 adapter, and where do you get them. I use a cris adapter; are they by any chance the same thing?

Oh, and the life of the wein cell can be extended by re-covering the air holes...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-16-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,073
Posted By Rob-F
Yes, Sherry does recommend alkaline batteries,...

Yes, Sherry does recommend alkaline batteries, and I don't know why. She recalibrated my MR-4 meter to alkaline. If I had it to do over, I wouldn't; I would stay with the original calibration and...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-16-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,584
Posted By Rob-F
Wow, Leica has done it again! Who else could...

Wow, Leica has done it again! Who else could make an optical lens!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-16-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By Rob-F
Yes, I think it could refer to the focal length...

Yes, I think it could refer to the focal length variation, for matching, not to a camera, but to the focusing mount. Leitz made the mounts in several different pitches to match the focal length of...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-16-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,138
Posted By Rob-F
I wouldn't bother with 40mm for the M9 if the...

I wouldn't bother with 40mm for the M9 if the object is to match the framelines. The 40mm Rokkor or CV 40/1.4 actually cover slightly less (at a distance of 10 feet or so) than the finder shows. ...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-15-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By Rob-F
True. But then if the spool stops turning, or...

True. But then if the spool stops turning, or doesn't turn enough to keep the film wrapped around it, then I think the film would, after a few exposures, form a large coil that would eventually...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-15-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By Rob-F
My body size over the past 60 years has increased...

My body size over the past 60 years has increased more than that of the Leica, and I didn't even get a speed increase. In fact, I'm slower.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-14-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By Rob-F
I haven't tried the touit, but I hope to get a...

I haven't tried the touit, but I hope to get a round touit.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-14-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 371
Posted By Rob-F
Well, I was gonna suggest pairing it with a...

Well, I was gonna suggest pairing it with a faster prime lens, until I read that. Maybe you're good with what you have!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-13-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By Rob-F
Stating The Obvious

Stating The Obvious:

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/11787/U11787I1565744450.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-13-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 500
Posted By Rob-F
I like this one, too. It looks really lovable!

I like this one, too. It looks really lovable!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-12-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,740
Posted By Rob-F
Actually I'd say that is the best solution as far...

Actually I'd say that is the best solution as far as looks go!
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-11-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 1,528
Posted By Rob-F
It's fun to spend some time agonizing over which...

It's fun to spend some time agonizing over which new toy to get. But I think you really want an M10. I know I do. It's just a matter of time.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-10-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,837
Posted By Rob-F
These images are looking great, with virtually no...

These images are looking great, with virtually no corner falloff, and good sharpness right into the corners!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-09-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 6,838
Posted By Rob-F
Really? How cool! Do you have a picture of...

Really? How cool! Do you have a picture of that? :angel:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-09-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 6,838
Posted By Rob-F
Yellow and orange are indeed two different...

Yellow and orange are indeed two different colors. They have different wavelengths, and are distinct colors of the rainbow. A prism splits white light according to a rule my dad taught me: ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-09-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 6,838
Posted By Rob-F
I think we may need a quick refresher course. ...

I think we may need a quick refresher course. You don't use a filter like it was a religion, or some other fervently held belief. Filters freely pass their own colors, and tend to block the color...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-09-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 3,136
Posted By Rob-F
Couple hundred million profit? Looks good to me.

Couple hundred million profit? Looks good to me.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-09-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1,145
Posted By Rob-F
I shoot my M2 in a Luigi half-case, which I...

I shoot my M2 in a Luigi half-case, which I imagine helps to not get light leaks.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-09-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,227
Posted By Rob-F
I do this with the Nikkor steel reels as well. ...

I do this with the Nikkor steel reels as well. The more tightly wound coils at the tail end of the film start more easily onto the reel, with little or no snap, crackle and crinkle.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-08-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By Rob-F
Is it 15% now? Last I checked, couple years ago,...

Is it 15% now? Last I checked, couple years ago, I think eBay was taking around 11%. I guess they hiked their price. I know they charge commission even for the shipping cost, and that really seems...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-08-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 6,838
Posted By Rob-F
Regarding modern films: I have found that the...

Regarding modern films: I have found that the Ilford Delta film, having less blue sensitivity than older films, will render the blue sky dark enough to appear, not dramatically dark, but dark enough...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-08-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,227
Posted By Rob-F
I'm going to consider getting the Hewes reel. I...

I'm going to consider getting the Hewes reel. I wasn't expecting that price, though. $55.00 and that is a discount price!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-08-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,227
Posted By Rob-F
I'm going to jump into this one. I have used the...

I'm going to jump into this one. I have used the Nikor stainless reels and tanks all my life. I don't usually have too much trouble with 35mm, but it's hard to get 120 film started on the reel. It...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-07-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 615
Posted By Rob-F
Of course, with spherical aberration solved,...

Of course, with spherical aberration solved, there are still six more aberrations to deal with.
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-07-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 615
Posted By Rob-F
The photo shows a Nikkor lens. Are we to...

The photo shows a Nikkor lens. Are we to understand that it's a prototype, the new invention having been installed in a Nikon mount? Is there a working prototype yet? This could be really big, if...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-07-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By Rob-F
. . . And I would say, 15 seconds was right! ...

. . . And I would say, 15 seconds was right! Nice, Ellen!
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 08-05-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2,539
Posted By Rob-F
Maybe we should vote on whether to allow each...

Maybe we should vote on whether to allow each change. Actually I like the sound of "michaelbialecki.' Seems Ukrainian, maybe?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-04-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By Rob-F
Maybe RTV Silicone seal? AKA clear bathtub...

Maybe RTV Silicone seal? AKA clear bathtub caulk. It holds tight, and is also flexible. It should peel off easily enough when there is a need to remove the faceplate. It sets slowly.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-03-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By Rob-F
They re-applied the same cover they removed? Or...

They re-applied the same cover they removed? Or it was a new cover that you didn't like?

What do you notice about the metering that you find unacceptable?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-03-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By Rob-F
Kodak tried to get rid of Kodachrome for years...

Kodak tried to get rid of Kodachrome for years before it finally happened. They killed it because the process was environmentally polluting--and, I'm sure, for other reasons as well. I can't...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-02-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 684
Posted By Rob-F
I can agree that a lens might have more contrast...

I can agree that a lens might have more contrast than is wanted, for a particular subject. But I don't think a high-contrast lens can be criticized for having "too much contrast" as if it were an...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-31-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 15,348
Posted By Rob-F
I can't really boil it down to one favorite. At...

I can't really boil it down to one favorite. At various times, it has been my Leica M2; M7; Hasselblad SWC; Hasselblad 500C/M; Fuji X100; Nikon FE2; D700. Funny, my M9 hasn't made the list, yet. ...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-31-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,568
Posted By Rob-F
I've never used burst. And as far as I'm...

I've never used burst. And as far as I'm concerned, all those modes on digital cameras--"scene" mode, "face" mode, etc. are just pointless clutter on the dial. I either use aperture priority, or...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-30-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 622
Posted By Rob-F
Peter, I felt that my images with the 35/2 AF-D...

Peter, I felt that my images with the 35/2 AF-D were sharp in the center, but too soft in the outer zones, even stopped down a bit. My 35/2 AIs is better. I tried the 35/2 ZF and liked the images. ...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-30-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 985
Posted By Rob-F
I can't figure out what you mean by this. I...

I can't figure out what you mean by this. I think language is interfering. Could you explain it a different way?



The 35mm framelines in an M2, M3, and M5 will include more in the viewfinder than...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 622
Posted By Rob-F
My favorites are the 24mm f/2.8 D, 50mm f/1.4 D,...

My favorites are the 24mm f/2.8 D, 50mm f/1.4 D, 85mm f/1.8 D, and the 17-35mm f/2.8 D. I wasn't happy with the performance of the 35mm f/2. I just use the 35/2 AIs.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-29-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 681
Posted By Rob-F
Well, since paranoia is an irrational fear, and...

Well, since paranoia is an irrational fear, and there is reason to be concerned about potential damage at the beach environment, you are not being paranoid. You may be a bit overcautious, though. ...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-28-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,106
Posted By Rob-F
I'm wondering if it could be a slight focusing...

I'm wondering if it could be a slight focusing error, which may be covered by the increased depth of field at f/2.8. Maybe that could be checked before changing lenses.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,234
Posted By Rob-F
Just be a Bird and Deer photographer. Maybe...

Just be a Bird and Deer photographer. Maybe branch into dogs eventually.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-28-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 985
Posted By Rob-F
I'm in the same frame of mind as Lucadomi. I...

I'm in the same frame of mind as Lucadomi. I don't own a CL, but if I did, I don't think I could give it up. It's just too cool.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-25-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,383
Posted By Rob-F
That's probably very true. I have had a couple...

That's probably very true. I have had a couple of F3, presently own an FM3a. I think the ability of the FM3a to function in manual mode without batteries, because in manual the shutter is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-24-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,674
Posted By Rob-F
Yes I have often used a pair of film Leicas. It...

Yes I have often used a pair of film Leicas. It could be two Ms or two IIIc. Black and white and color is one reason. Or, two cameras, both with Black and white, with different lenses. The max I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-23-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 800
Posted By Rob-F
I think it has to do with the relatedness of...

I think it has to do with the relatedness of subject and photographer. Getting them to relax and be comfortable. To be themselves. I'm not very good at it, but I have seen photographers who are.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,703
Posted By Rob-F
And no mirror or viewfinder, and a specially...

And no mirror or viewfinder, and a specially designed 60mm Biogon. If someone performed those mods on my Hasselblad, I wouldn't consider them minor!
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-19-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,233
Posted By Rob-F
Good use of the 21mm focal length. Impressive...

Good use of the 21mm focal length. Impressive image quality, and great color!
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-18-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,264
Posted By Rob-F
I think that must have been the reason for...

I think that must have been the reason for developing the special 60mm Biogon. Its wide-normal angle of coverage apparently enabled them to shoot without critical aiming. After all, the Hasselblad...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-17-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By Rob-F
The first one I tried was photoshop elements. I...

The first one I tried was photoshop elements. I liked it for being able to correct perspective--converging verticals. I liked it for a few other things too, like cloning to remove unwanted areas...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-17-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By Rob-F
Also, when deciding between two diopters, when...

Also, when deciding between two diopters, when one is a little too weak and the other is a little too strong, I have found that the slightly higher negative power is better. The slightly lower one...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-17-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By Rob-F
Nikon does work the finder's optical power into...

Nikon does work the finder's optical power into their correction lenses. The intention is for us to simply buy the lens that matches our prescription, and not worry about compensating for the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-17-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By Rob-F
The best diopter lens power may or may not be...

The best diopter lens power may or may not be exactly the same as one's eyeglass prescription. Many of us have both near- or far-sightedness, which calls for a spherical correction; and astigmatism,...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-17-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By Rob-F
Yes, I was aware of those. But most of the time...

Yes, I was aware of those. But most of the time I don't want that magnification, though. If I did, I would probably get one to try out.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By Rob-F
Well, sure; but at longer distances, say five or...

Well, sure; but at longer distances, say five or six feet to infinity, the framelines in my M2, for example, have always been close enough to what I got in the picture, that I never even so much as...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-17-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By Rob-F
Chinese Leica M Diopters?

I ran across two diopter lenses for Leica M. The first one is Chinese, and is very interesting, since it comes in half-diopter increments, which I don't believe are available from...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-16-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 985
Posted By Rob-F
Some IIIc have additional bearings, others not. ...

Some IIIc have additional bearings, others not. My service tech told me that one of mine does have them. I believe it is one of the later production. It's a stepper.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 07-16-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,738
Posted By Rob-F
Actually, the smallest and lightest digital with...

Actually, the smallest and lightest digital with a fast 50mm equivalent, that I know of, is my Leica/Panasonic D-Lux 6. it is a zoom with f/1.4.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-16-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,577
Posted By Rob-F
I know that feeling!

I know that feeling!
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-16-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By Rob-F
So dialing up the ISO isn't likely to result in a...

So dialing up the ISO isn't likely to result in a very accurate meter, then. Best to send it in.

Got it!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-15-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,577
Posted By Rob-F
I don't think it says, "Leica." It looks like...

I don't think it says, "Leica." It looks like "Light Lens Lab" on my screen.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-15-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By Rob-F
Then I think I might send mine in. It's the...

Then I think I might send mine in. It's the averaging mode that I wanted it for. I wonder if it would give reliable readings if I just set it 2/3 stop ISO number higher?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-15-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By Rob-F
And I concur. For shooting at greater than...

And I concur. For shooting at greater than minimum focus distance, My M2, M4-P, and M5 framelines are very accurate. Not so, my M6, M6TTL, M7, or MP. They are sized for the minimum distance. And...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-15-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By Rob-F
Playing With A Spectra Combi II

So I have this Spectra Combi II meter, designed for cinematographers, and it's really neat. It takes incident light readings and reflected light readings. OK, that's not new, my Gossen Luna-Pro...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,264
Posted By Rob-F
I agree, the likelihood of the moon camera...

I agree, the likelihood of the moon camera jamming is negligible. In addition to what has already been mentioned, each camera was fitted with either a 60mm Biogon or a 100mm Planar, so there was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,264
Posted By Rob-F
No film backs, though! I have always wanted one...

No film backs, though!

I have always wanted one of those. I'd love to have it with that special 60mm Biogon! They didn't need the Distagon, since no mirror clearance is needed (no mirror). So...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-12-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By Rob-F
How much of the finder gets replaced? Just the...

How much of the finder gets replaced? Just the framelines, or can it be set up with a whole .58 MP finder?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-12-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By Rob-F
Did any of the three say why they can't? Is it...

Did any of the three say why they can't? Is it lack of parts?

I agree with filmtwit: I would call Sherry.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 3,040
Posted By Rob-F
+1 to that. If it had meter display that is much...

+1 to that. If it had meter display that is much better than the "+/-" of the F3, I'm sure I'd buy it. An analog meter needle is my preference. Exposure is an analog phenomenon, so for me, an...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-09-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By Rob-F
For "Germany" to be missing is not a problem. I...

For "Germany" to be missing is not a problem. I have a IIIc that has it, and another one that doesn't. My II does not have it, either. But I don't know why auf and zu are missing.

I don't believe...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-08-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,434
Posted By Rob-F
Fuji X20 or Leicasonic D-Lux 6. One or the other...

Fuji X20 or Leicasonic D-Lux 6. One or the other is usually along even when I have the M9 or D700 with me.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-08-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,288
Posted By Rob-F
I have one in the basement someplace.

I have one in the basement someplace.
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-02-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By Rob-F
I think the Leica M models present the image to...

I think the Leica M models present the image to the eye at a constant 1 meter, independent of the distance to the subject.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-02-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By Rob-F
Great catch! It really works!

Great catch! It really works!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-01-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,685
Posted By Rob-F
No, I meant horizontal, because when comparing...

No, I meant horizontal, because when comparing formats, in general, I use the horizontal dimension (some folks would rather compare the diagonal of two disparate formats Not I). I think my remarks...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-01-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,256
Posted By Rob-F
What a creative thread, Peter! You are...

What a creative thread, Peter! You are impressive!
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 07-01-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 992
Posted By Rob-F
Original X100 user here. Even though I may bring...

Original X100 user here. Even though I may bring Leicas, Nikons, and Hasselblads on a photo trip, my X100 will always go along. I love this camera for its viewfinder as well as the image quality. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-29-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By Rob-F
Thanks, Chris!

Thanks, Chris!
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-29-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By Rob-F
What's the difference between a Luna-Pro, and a...

What's the difference between a Luna-Pro, and a Luna-6?
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 06-28-2019
Replies: 497
Views: 149,124
Posted By Rob-F
Yes the M2 has the 0.72 finder

Yes the M2 has the 0.72 finder
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-28-2019
Replies: 135
Views: 34,874
Posted By Rob-F
I have: 21/4 LTM 25/4 LTM 28/3.5 LTM 35/2.5...

I have:
21/4 LTM
25/4 LTM
28/3.5 LTM
35/2.5 LTM
40/1.4 M

I can't speak for the ones I don't have, but I'm very happy with the performance of the ones I do own. I'd rather the 25/4 be rangefinder...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-28-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By Rob-F
And I bought a BP .58 MP just about that long...

And I bought a BP .58 MP just about that long ago, with no issues at all. The brass is just recently starting to show at the edges. And I bought my M2 about 1960. The bright-line frames are not as...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-26-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,415
Posted By Rob-F
It's perfectly awful!

It's perfectly awful!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-25-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,358
Posted By Rob-F
I use the Color Skopar with complete...

I use the Color Skopar with complete satisfaction. It's small enough and fast enough for me, and the performance is all I need or want for my Barnacks.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-25-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,158
Posted By Rob-F
Actually, yes. I agree with that.

Actually, yes. I agree with that.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-24-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,158
Posted By Rob-F
I checked the currency converter. At this moment...

I checked the currency converter. At this moment 700 British pounds converts to $892.00. I agree with Beemermark: not worth it. I bought an M4P in practically like-new condition from a Japanese...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-23-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,802
Posted By Rob-F
Yes it would be an improvement to accept larger...

Yes it would be an improvement to accept larger files. It would make it easier and better.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-22-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 853
Posted By Rob-F
Definitely looks real, but note Eric's remarks: ...

Definitely looks real, but note Eric's remarks: It's not 100% original. I'm sure it's no Russian fake, though.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-21-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,685
Posted By Rob-F
When I compare the coverage of two formats, I go...

When I compare the coverage of two formats, I go by the horizontal coverage. So for example from 6 x 6 SWC to 35mm cropped square, we need to use the short (24mm) dimension: (24/54)38mm = 16.9mm. ...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-21-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 644
Posted By Rob-F
This is a good point. The Leica techs I have...

This is a good point. The Leica techs I have used (DAG, Sherry,) have returned to me any parts they replaced, such as rewind knobs, shutter curtains, etc.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-21-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,838
Posted By Rob-F
I use the V1 28mm Summicron and see no reason to...

I use the V1 28mm Summicron and see no reason to change. The hood is a bit bulky, but it seems to me that a screw-in hood would have to be round, and therefore less effective. Some say you don't...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-20-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 3,976
Posted By Rob-F
Yep. I had the 75/1.4 Summilux. It calls for an...

Yep. I had the 75/1.4 Summilux. It calls for an M3 that has been optimized for the lens. You send them in together to get the focus calibrated. But then you have a great lens!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-18-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,398
Posted By Rob-F
Not a bad price. But the ZI is discontinued. I...

Not a bad price. But the ZI is discontinued. I would be concerned about parts availability now. I did want one for a while, though. I didn't see one for a reasonable price, and eventually the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-18-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,060
Posted By Rob-F
I use a Premier electric print dryer. The print...

I use a Premier electric print dryer. The print is forced against a curved metal surface by a tightly stretched canvas. It holds two 11 x 14 prints at a time. It forces the print into a slight...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-16-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By Rob-F
I crop my slide film shots in-camera to emulate...

I crop my slide film shots in-camera to emulate the look of wide-screen motion pictures. I mark safe-area lines for a 2:1 aspect ratio with pencil lines on the focusing screen. I use only Nikons...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-16-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,119
Posted By Rob-F
Which Leica techs have their own "L" seal? I...

Which Leica techs have their own "L" seal?

I bought an M5 a few years ago with an intact "L" seal. No idea whether it might have been serviced by someone who had an "L" seal, or by Leica, although...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-16-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,909
Posted By Rob-F
This makes perfect sense and is helpful.

This makes perfect sense and is helpful.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-15-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,914
Posted By Rob-F
I can live with the tighter 35mm frameline on my...

I can live with the tighter 35mm frameline on my M6, M7, and MP. It's the ridiculously tight 50mm frameline that bothers me! I keep an M5 around just to have a Leica that has both an accurate 50mm...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-15-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,914
Posted By Rob-F
OK, but if the M3 had been good enough, the M2...

OK, but if the M3 had been good enough, the M2 would not have been needed. (Just kidding; we all know they serve different purposes!)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-14-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,643
Posted By Rob-F
I think I'd like a digital camera in a size and...

I think I'd like a digital camera in a size and shape similar to the Minox B. That would be a pocketable digital! No place for an LCD screen of course, so no chimping! But I think it would be fun.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,415
Posted By Rob-F
Got a picture of it?

Got a picture of it?
Forum: Photo Software 06-08-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 5,501
Posted By Rob-F
Well, I have it alive and well on three computers.

Well, I have it alive and well on three computers.
Forum: Photo Software 06-08-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 5,501
Posted By Rob-F
Chris, you did't mention Aperture. Don't you...

Chris, you did't mention Aperture. Don't you like Aperture? I have Lightroom, but after trying it I went back to Aperture. It's so intuitive, and I can use it without frustration!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-07-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,674
Posted By Rob-F
The hood seems to me to be lined up properly. I...

The hood seems to me to be lined up properly. I think it may be the curve in the top plate that makes it seem crooked. But the bottom edge of the hood looks parallel to the bottom plate. So I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 861
Posted By Rob-F
Two reviewers I like are Bjorn Rorslett and Ken...

Two reviewers I like are Bjorn Rorslett and Ken Rockwell. I like the way their websites are organized, and I like their comments. Some time ago, photo.net didn't allow the posting of links to the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-02-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 679
Posted By Rob-F
This looks like the right thing to explore. What...

This looks like the right thing to explore. What is it about them you don't like? Something about their functionality? Their appearance?

if you are going to do much printing, I think you will...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-01-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 723
Posted By Rob-F
You could put the paper directly on the baseboard...

You could put the paper directly on the baseboard without an easel. Just mark the baseboard to show where the corners go. Use a little tape if needed to keep the paper flat.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 808
Posted By Rob-F
Sunny 16 for me, at this latitude, is actually...

Sunny 16 for me, at this latitude, is actually often about Sunny 11 and 2/3. With the shutter at 1/500, it would be 1/500 at 11 and 1/3. And for those of us who often shoot Tri-X at EI 320, then...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,914
Posted By Rob-F
Some"Best" Leicas from my personal...

Some"Best" Leicas from my personal experience:

M2: 35mm Summilux, Summicron, or Summaron; any 50mm; 90mm Elmarit (or Elmar)
M3: 50mm Noctilux, 75mm Summilux plus external finder; 90mm Summicron;...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,914
Posted By Rob-F
I had that concern when I first got my M5, but in...

I had that concern when I first got my M5, but in actual use I find it to be not a problem. The M5 seems to be the only way to get a properly sized 50mm frameline together with a built-in meter.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-30-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By Rob-F
I don't think the M6 grip weighs enough to solve...

I don't think the M6 grip weighs enough to solve the problem. I have a walking stick with a tripod screw that allows it to be a lightweight monopod. I have used it with the telescoping stick...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-30-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By Rob-F
You might want to check your link. I don't think...

You might want to check your link. I don't think it goes to a picture of a rangefinder patch.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-29-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By Rob-F
I'd keep it and let one of the Leica techs, such...

I'd keep it and let one of the Leica techs, such as Youxin Ye, clean and check it when it's convenient for you. Can you get a partial refund if you check with the seller? Much less rouble than...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-27-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 970
Posted By Rob-F
You wouldn't say that if you try the 75mm...

You wouldn't say that if you try the 75mm Summicron! The image quality is stunning!

Leica was encouraged to go ahead with the 75mm Summicron after a number of us voiced our wish for it at the LHSA...
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