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Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 02-03-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3,906
Posted By summilux
NO WAY! if the screws break, I will replace the...

NO WAY! if the screws break, I will replace the adaptor alltogether, and move on to a one that does not.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 02-03-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 20,990
Posted By summilux
and I also dislike the way the leaf spring is...

and I also dislike the way the leaf spring is made, 3 separate parts, rather than the complete ring. perhaps that is what they meant by cost...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 02-03-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3,906
Posted By summilux
from the outside, the metabones appears to be...

from the outside, the metabones appears to be well made, that is until you open it. Mine has a poor quality screw, it broke into half when I was tightening it after dissembly, I used minimal force...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 02-03-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 20,990
Posted By summilux
from the outside, the metabones appears to be...

from the outside, the metabones appears to be well made, that is until you open it. Mine has a poor quality screw, it broke into half when I was tightening it after dissembly, I used minimal force...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 09-24-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 18,591
Posted By summilux
does the sc e adapter support the old contax RF...

does the sc e adapter support the old contax RF biogon 21?
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-24-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 4,685
Posted By summilux
it is the spring that counts, the cosina has the...

it is the spring that counts, the cosina has the best spring implementation: a copper ring, high polish etc. the lesser one, ie the metaphones does have have the ring, but rather three separate rings...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-20-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 947
Posted By summilux
is there any way to adjust/fine the rangefinder...

is there any way to adjust/fine the rangefinder in S2? like you can in leica.
Forum: Nikon RF 11-16-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 4,280
Posted By summilux
and here is one shot with 85/1.8 Auto, @2.8 if i...

and here is one shot with 85/1.8 Auto, @2.8 if i remember correctly, also with Nikon D40.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3166/2847046803_458fee90ca_o.jpg
Forum: Nikon RF 11-16-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 4,280
Posted By summilux
hacker: i hope your son is now doing fine. back...

hacker: i hope your son is now doing fine.

back to lens talk, generally I prefer not to use tele on rangefinder camera, i find it difficult to focus and frame accurately, and since I only have S2...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-17-2008
Replies: 62
Views: 6,237
Posted By summilux
the cosina site is down now, so should expect...

the cosina site is down now, so should expect something new for this year's photokina.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-14-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 4,153
Posted By summilux
the minolta acumate screen as in x700 and...

the minolta acumate screen as in x700 and hasselblad v series are very bright, the beattie for rolleiflex TLR is also very bright.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-12-2008
Replies: 64
Views: 4,183
Posted By summilux
heard that kodak will release Ektar 100 in the...

heard that kodak will release Ektar 100 in the coming Photokina.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-11-2008
Replies: 149
Views: 12,908
Posted By summilux
a pompous act, a waste of glass on leica's part.

a pompous act, a waste of glass on leica's part.
Forum: Nikon RF 08-24-2008
Replies: 220
Views: 22,180
Posted By summilux
there should be a market for rangefinder, because...

there should be a market for rangefinder, because the first thing most people complain about their D3 and D300/D700 is its size and weight. interests can be cultivated once there is a product there.
Forum: Nikon RF 08-24-2008
Replies: 761
Views: 241,485
Posted By summilux
luigi case? nice...

luigi case? nice leather.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3125/2794204205_1a6f7aa93a_o.jpg

a truly compact 50/1.4 lens, more compact than most 50/2.
Forum: Nikon RF 08-24-2008
Replies: 761
Views: 241,485
Posted By summilux
thanks furcafe!

thanks furcafe!
Forum: Nikon RF 08-23-2008
Replies: 761
Views: 241,485
Posted By summilux
great combo: 50 and 21. three questions: the hood...

great combo: 50 and 21.
three questions: the hood for 21mm biogon, where can I get one, and second, do you need to remove the rear collar for use with nikon? third, which 21mm viewfinder do you...
Forum: Nikon RF 08-21-2008
Replies: 220
Views: 22,180
Posted By summilux
hope cosina will release some adapters so we can...

hope cosina will release some adapters so we can use the old RF nikon and contax lens as well, that will be fun.

digital SP sounds, and looks, cool.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-19-2008
Replies: 381
Views: 196,314
Posted By summilux
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3032/2706603197_68d...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3032/2706603197_68ddd7a7a0.jpg
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-17-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 4,506
Posted By summilux
yeah, peopel never appreciate things when they...

yeah, peopel never appreciate things when they are still there.

let us hope cosina will release even more interesting things in the coming photokina 2008.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-15-2008
Replies: 111
Views: 38,356
Posted By summilux
400UC has more contrast and saturation than...

400UC has more contrast and saturation than 100VC.
I use 400UC and HD200 (expired).

my success with Reala has been random, reala is prone to produce greenish colour cast, beautiful but unrealistic,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-14-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 2,486
Posted By summilux
ITDOO is the earlier version of IROOA, the...

ITDOO is the earlier version of IROOA, the principle difference is that ITDOO has single inner claws, whereas the IROOA has double inner claws. I have three variations of the ITDOO itself, the first...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-14-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 4,620
Posted By summilux
he did not say this lens will be collectible, he...

he did not say this lens will be collectible, he said zeiss refused to confirm how many are actually made, so much for what limited means in this context. besides, tons of ebay sellers, from japan or...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-13-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 4,620
Posted By summilux
maybe the difference between the nikon and contax...

maybe the difference between the nikon and contax has made the focus shift less on contax than nikon?
anyway the sonnar is plentiful in M mount nowadays.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-13-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,431
Posted By summilux
cosina is very good making camera accessories,...

cosina is very good making camera accessories, like those nice viewfinder and hood, maybe they should make a ceremonial hood for the ultron 28?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-13-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,461
Posted By summilux
the brass alone on the 50/2.5 color skopar is...

the brass alone on the 50/2.5 color skopar is worth its asking price. perfect fit on those LTM babies.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-13-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 4,506
Posted By summilux
would like to see a side by side comparison with...

would like to see a side by side comparison with summicron 28.
Forum: RFF Polls 08-12-2008
Replies: 112
Views: 13,150
Posted By summilux
you know, I would have really liked the VK21 to...

you know, I would have really liked the VK21 to be issued. a dream...
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1090/1327672954_24f36cc6d0_b.jpg


M3: they got it so right, that everybody else was driven out of...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-12-2008
Replies: 112
Views: 13,150
Posted By summilux
R4: innovative viewfinder on a stupid body (base...

R4: innovative viewfinder on a stupid body (base length too short, everything cramped together), zeiss should have bought the viewfinder and put it on their superwide SW body instead.

zeiss ikon:...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-01-2008
Replies: 381
Views: 196,314
Posted By summilux
cjm: thanks, the bessa for S and C mounts are...

cjm: thanks, the bessa for S and C mounts are actually a little heavier than the M mount version, and CZ is back with passion. Likes such as biogon 21/4.5, biogon 35/2.8, sonnar 50/1.5 and sonnar...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-01-2008
Replies: 381
Views: 196,314
Posted By summilux
bessa r2c with biogon...

bessa r2c with biogon 21

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3032/2706603197_68ddd7a7a0.jpg
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-01-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 689
Posted By summilux
yes, you can, it has both 21 and 28 framelines,...

yes, you can, it has both 21 and 28 framelines, it is probably a Cosina 21mm viewfinder, with 28 added.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-31-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 9,583
Posted By summilux
yeap, the handling of those old contax lens is...

yeap, the handling of those old contax lens is odd to say the least, you know the lens is designed by the engineer with the least contribution from photographers.

i am using it on R2C, from Cosina....
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-30-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 9,583
Posted By summilux
i only have the old/original contax/50s...

i only have the old/original contax/50s version.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3223/2716238505_9ff32d1dd7.jpg
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-28-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 643
Posted By summilux
Leitz 21 SA on R4A/M ok?

can I mount the 21/4 or 21/3.4 on Bessa R4M/A and get meter to work? Since the old contax biogon 21/4.5 from the 50s can be used on R2C with meter, I wonder...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 4,353
Posted By summilux
yes, the vintage E43 summilux flares less than...

yes, the vintage E43 summilux flares less than the summicron from the same age.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-19-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,993
Posted By summilux
i always fear that the plastic battery cap might...

i always fear that the plastic battery cap might get lost easily. really, that little cheapo plastic battery cap (and its locking system) is the cheapest one i have seen from any brands.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-19-2008
Replies: 164
Views: 74,745
Posted By summilux
here is the result of a homemade test by...

here is the result of a homemade test by Viewfinder magazine sometime ago:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3178/2659818435_89274efc1c.jpg

it seems the summaron 35 is quite good at certain apertures...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-19-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 7,320
Posted By summilux
x-ray: you know, truth is not always appreciated,...

x-ray: you know, truth is not always appreciated, people prefer a bit fantasy in this life.

i always appreciate your straightforwardness and integrity of your writings in this forum, and i believe...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-19-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 7,320
Posted By summilux
some non-romantic...

some non-romantic tests:

http://photo.net/leica-rangefinders-forum/002hc3
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-06-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 4,353
Posted By summilux
the E46 (0.7 m version) should have more contrast...

the E46 (0.7 m version) should have more contrast than the E43, plus easier to find E46 filter. The sliding hood will also make the E46 have a slender profile.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-03-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2,623
Posted By summilux
the 12mm rocks on M8, i used it without filter or...

the 12mm rocks on M8, i used it without filter or coding, it is better made than the 15mm...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-29-2008
Replies: 58
Views: 17,140
Posted By summilux
there is a recent article in Viewfinder, where...

there is a recent article in Viewfinder, where the 8 element summicron, summaron 35/2.8 and 7 element summicron were compared. the article is on summaron of course, the test shows among other things...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-24-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 14,389
Posted By summilux
@1.4 in both. just to complete the test, here...

@1.4 in both.

just to complete the test, here are 2 shots from another two lens, all shots at @1.4 and @f1.5:

pre asph summilux 1960s...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-24-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 14,389
Posted By summilux
spot on. i also like pre asph because it is...

spot on. i also like pre asph because it is smaller.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-24-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 14,389
Posted By summilux
personally I prefer the pre-asph lens more, for...

personally I prefer the pre-asph lens more, for the kind of pictures I take with it, but the asph is certainly very exciting to use, below is two comparison...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-03-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 8,891
Posted By summilux
he got the news from leica sales rep, and he has...

he got the news from leica sales rep, and he has none of the personality many here are endowed with. on the contrary, he said he heard nothing on R10. leica has finally come to its senses.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-03-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 8,891
Posted By summilux
yes, also heard it from my local Leica dealer,...

yes, also heard it from my local Leica dealer, there will be a M8 (mark 2), and new 18mm, 21mm 24/1.4 lens on the line. the 50/0.95 is no longer news.

my leica dealer does not like photography...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-30-2008
Replies: 223
Views: 12,919
Posted By summilux
the upgrade is not free, or even cheap, thank god...

the upgrade is not free, or even cheap, thank god leica is not charging you for the firmware upgrade, which is what really counts.

so will the next batch of M8 equipped with the 1/4000s shutter etc?...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-12-2008
Replies: 1,191
Views: 458,301
Posted By summilux
got it from a friend's father, who was compulsive...

got it from a friend's father, who was compulsive collector. I have a 2.8C too.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-10-2008
Replies: 1,191
Views: 458,301
Posted By summilux
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2209/2177566315_f63...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2209/2177566315_f63fb1eb6c_o.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-10-2008
Replies: 1,191
Views: 458,301
Posted By summilux
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2268/2177566541_ea4...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2268/2177566541_ea47cc726e_o.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-10-2008
Replies: 1,191
Views: 458,301
Posted By summilux
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2357/2177566807_101...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2357/2177566807_1014b54ac5_o.jpg

new 2.8E with original ribbon still uncut.
Forum: RFF Polls 01-10-2008
Replies: 148
Views: 14,913
Posted By summilux
I am more waiting for a Nikon brand digital...

I am more waiting for a Nikon brand digital rangefinder, comparing a DSLR with a rangefinder strikes me as being rather strange.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-23-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,855
Posted By summilux
well done man.

well done man.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-17-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,645
Posted By summilux
i am using Lightroom by Adobe now (after some...

i am using Lightroom by Adobe now (after some time with Capture One LE), try it, it is fun.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-07-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 3,749
Posted By summilux
i can still get "mad scroll", at least twice now...

i can still get "mad scroll", at least twice now since update.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-07-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 3,749
Posted By summilux
M8 new firmware 1.110 out

http://www.leica-camera.us/photography/m_system/m8/download-121_10.html
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-06-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,220
Posted By summilux
it is wonderful picture.

it is wonderful picture.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-01-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,173
Posted By summilux
http://pelikan1931.zenfolio.com/img/v2/p527417953-...

http://pelikan1931.zenfolio.com/img/v2/p527417953-5.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-01-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,173
Posted By summilux
http://pelikan1931.zenfolio.com/img/v0/p588647215-...

http://pelikan1931.zenfolio.com/img/v0/p588647215-4.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-29-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,173
Posted By summilux
http://pelikan1931.zenfolio.com/img/v2/p346519199-...

http://pelikan1931.zenfolio.com/img/v2/p346519199-4.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-29-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,173
Posted By summilux
http://pelikan1931.zenfolio.com/img/v2/p353762683-...

http://pelikan1931.zenfolio.com/img/v2/p353762683-4.jpg
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-06-2007
Replies: 263
Views: 54,191
Posted By summilux
M8 all the way, expensive, yes.

M8 all the way, expensive, yes.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-01-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,173
Posted By summilux
shot with Summilux 50 asph on M8, the auto WB...

shot with Summilux 50 asph on M8, the auto WB worked perfect on that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-29-2007
Replies: 49
Views: 4,211
Posted By summilux
let us hope LHSA's next model will look like...

let us hope LHSA's next model will look like this. their MP3 is super cool.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-29-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,470
Posted By summilux
my noctilux back focus on my M8, until I used a...

my noctilux back focus on my M8, until I used a hex key to adjust it myself, adjusting focus on M8 should be much easier, because now you have instant feedback, it is a good idea learning it as the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-29-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,173
Posted By summilux
scho: that is a nice shoot, whatever the camera...

scho: that is a nice shoot, whatever the camera and lens.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-28-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,214
Posted By summilux
by wides, are we talking about the wate, 21, 24...

by wides, are we talking about the wate, 21, 24 and 28mm?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-28-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,173
Posted By summilux
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1333/1353469106_ee4...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1333/1353469106_ee452aa6fc_o.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-28-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,173
Posted By summilux
under the ruins...

under the ruins

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1249/1352572707_36cc536fbc_o.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-28-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,173
Posted By summilux
junk...

junk food

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1214/1442015857_dc8bb8a78e_o.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-28-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,173
Posted By summilux
kinder's...

kinder's view

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1143/1442016101_7f19ea480c_o.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-28-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,173
Posted By summilux
inside a...

inside a supermarket.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1120/1442015577_3a2e47ddd1_o.jpg
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-25-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,477
Posted By summilux
i thought he was shooting with body cap on...

i thought he was shooting with body cap on instead.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-25-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 3,707
Posted By summilux
where can i order it?

where can i order it?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-23-2007
Replies: 170
Views: 30,307
Posted By summilux
own a chrome one, hate the black chrome one...

own a chrome one, hate the black chrome one (dirty and cheap looking), hoping for a black paint one, or a crinkle finished black (like the ones used on R-D1)
Forum: Nikon RF 09-19-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,972
Posted By summilux
zeiss/cosina seem to have set on conquering the...

zeiss/cosina seem to have set on conquering the world now.

they are making lens on all the non-proprietary mounts.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-19-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,514
Posted By summilux
beautiful colors. what lens you used?

beautiful colors.

what lens you used?
Forum: Nikon RF 09-19-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,972
Posted By summilux
... and they have the lens out...

... and they have the lens out already?

http://www.cosina.co.jp/seihin/co/s-50limited/index.html
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-15-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 2,989
Posted By summilux
... and not to mention the costs in re-tuning all...

... and not to mention the costs in re-tuning all those lens sent back for back/front focus adjustment, and if the senders choose to have the 6 bit coding, that euro 99 is just about to make the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-14-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 2,941
Posted By summilux
dear x-ray: i have two 50 asph lux, and one of...

dear x-ray: i have two 50 asph lux, and one of friend also has one, who used to complain that the lens is not sharp wide open. now i have M8 i can test the lens, it is definitely back focused. i...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-14-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 5,279
Posted By summilux
thafred: your picture looks wonderful. I actually...

thafred: your picture looks wonderful. I actually prefer the red paint than the plastic red dot.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-13-2007
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,868,972
Posted By summilux
;) just sold a few of film gear to finance it,...

;) just sold a few of film gear to finance it, the zeiss 15 also prevented me from buying their 18mm and 21mm, not to mention the WATE and other Leica wides. so it is A bomb but it ends the war.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-13-2007
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,868,972
Posted By summilux
the best of the zeiss...

the best of the zeiss wide.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1036/1334440378_aa871e5603.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-13-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,179
Posted By summilux
Bob, I have got the B+W as my Leica IR filters...

Bob,

I have got the B+W as my Leica IR filters are yet to arrive. I have heard the B+W ones cut more IR, whereas the Leica ones might be more tuned for M8's sensor. But as it is digital, I wonder it...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-13-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,179
Posted By summilux
The B+W is half the price of Leica ones, seems to...

The B+W is half the price of Leica ones, seems to be better made, and has a wider choices in size.

I am sending my 50 Lux Asph to Solms for coding, not that it needs coding, and it has already a E43...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-05-2007
Replies: 72
Views: 11,697
Posted By summilux
nice job, lars.

nice job, lars.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-05-2007
Replies: 79
Views: 7,338
Posted By summilux
common vendors can obtain M8 from Leica at quite...

common vendors can obtain M8 from Leica at quite a low price, it is just vendors then choose to mark up quite considerably, typically at over 20%, which is nothing strange for luxury goods.


M8...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-04-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 16,170
Posted By summilux
something looks like this will be definitely...

something looks like this will be definitely cool


http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1090/1327672954_24f36cc6d0_b.jpg
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-01-2007
Replies: 46
Views: 3,656
Posted By summilux
true, the same thing can be said of Noctilux, but...

true, the same thing can be said of Noctilux, but c sonnar already has a nice bokeh at f2.8. but i wonder if there is anything that can be done to make a more elaborate cam. i like the lens really, i...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-31-2007
Replies: 97
Views: 11,937
Posted By summilux
my experience so far of M8 is that its auto WB...

my experience so far of M8 is that its auto WB and jpeg engine do not work, once you start select the WB manually or use DNG, the files it produces are just stunning. so don't expect automation from...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-31-2007
Replies: 46
Views: 3,656
Posted By summilux
c sonnar is a sharp lens at f1.5, but you can't...

c sonnar is a sharp lens at f1.5, but you can't rely on the focus patch to tell the focus, you have to first bracket focus to see where the focus point lie in relation to the patch.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-31-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 5,279
Posted By summilux
I have the screw mount and M mount version of the...

I have the screw mount and M mount version of the elmar 50/3.5. The outer region is not as good as the summicron from the same vintage, but such "defect" provides better isolation for the main...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-31-2007
Replies: 75
Views: 10,129
Posted By summilux
Thumbs up well said, Tom.

well said, Tom.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-31-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 4,573
Posted By summilux
if it is for WATE, then it should be...

if it is for WATE, then it should be E67:

http://www.popflash.com/index.php?p=product&id=1569&parent=5

B&W also makes one.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-31-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 4,573
Posted By summilux
Leica M8 +...

Leica M8 + UWH:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1116/1286010661_56f9fa72ab_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-31-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 4,573
Posted By summilux
Leica M8 +...

Leica M8 + UWH

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1315/1286816886_5930e6c5b8_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-31-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 4,573
Posted By summilux
M8 +...

M8 + UWH

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1394/1285916135_f631381c4d_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-31-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 4,573
Posted By summilux
M8 + UWH...

M8 + UWH 12mm


http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1323/1285906471_fd5ef9a3d0_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-31-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 4,573
Posted By summilux
ultra wide heliar (UWH) 12/5.6, small, fun and...

ultra wide heliar (UWH) 12/5.6, small, fun and better built than the 15/4.5, on M8, it becomes...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-30-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 2,064
Posted By summilux
the August edition of LFI has an article on...

the August edition of LFI has an article on aperture, lightroom and Capture One LE. it says the Capture One can pull most data out of M8's DNG.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-30-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 4,573
Posted By summilux
Hi Speenth, join www.flickr.com, the upper limit...

Hi Speenth,

join www.flickr.com, the upper limit for each file is 10MB, yes 10MB.

I have the CV Heliar 12/5.6, they are of incredible value.

BTW, nice shot of beer glass, cheers.:)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-28-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 4,573
Posted By summilux
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1281/1248144533_58d...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1281/1248144533_58d7f70b17_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-28-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 4,573
Posted By summilux
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1304/1254841863_283...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1304/1254841863_283f5c7a0c_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-28-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 4,573
Posted By summilux
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1407/1255691528_8e8...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1407/1255691528_8e89b6e026_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-26-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 4,573
Posted By summilux
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1176/1243916327_2d8...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1176/1243916327_2d8e27719f_b.jpg


WATE on M8, but I wonder if it is so much better than the CV15 Heliar...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-26-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,168
Posted By summilux
you are not alone, when i was buying the M8 in...

you are not alone, when i was buying the M8 in shop, my first unit has exactly the same problem, mind you, it is a new unit, and the battery just got stuck in the compartment for no reason...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-23-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,601
Posted By summilux
Leica should buy the right of lens and produce it...

Leica should buy the right of lens and produce it under its summarit logo.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-23-2007
Replies: 84
Views: 5,043
Posted By summilux
it is not selling well because shops stick to the...

it is not selling well because shops stick to the suggested list price, true to everything leica.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-19-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,171
Posted By summilux
http://www.cosina.co.jp/seihin/co/d-18/index.html ...

http://www.cosina.co.jp/seihin/co/d-18/index.html


just announced.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-17-2007
Replies: 2,014
Views: 616,786
Posted By summilux
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1247/919500538_258a...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1247/919500538_258a04d6e5_b.jpg



http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1243/937796572_ec4b508abb_b.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-07-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 2,064
Posted By summilux
from left to right: 2.8C, 2.8D,...

from left to right: 2.8C, 2.8D, 2.8F

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1047/1046355897_a4a49720e7_b.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-07-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 7,771
Posted By summilux
why is 2.8C Xenotar much better?

why is 2.8C Xenotar much better?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-05-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,858
Posted By summilux
price increases is only way to filter out...

price increases is only way to filter out non-believer.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-05-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 7,771
Posted By summilux
i will pay twice anytime for a mint 2.8D. the...

i will pay twice anytime for a mint 2.8D. the pleasure of owning can't be measured by money.
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1105/985761900_0b4998d0d0.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-05-2007
Replies: 43
Views: 4,337
Posted By summilux
this is the first time i have seen the original...

this is the first time i have seen the original outer box for the 2.8F.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-05-2007
Replies: 82
Views: 7,735
Posted By summilux
2.8F http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1200/81496893...

2.8F

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1200/814968937_24cf226b9a.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1269/870384868_cd39b330ce.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1318/919432862_534531dcb4.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-05-2007
Replies: 1,191
Views: 458,301
Posted By summilux
2.8 C (Xenotar) and 2.8D...

2.8 C (Xenotar) and 2.8D (Planar)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1220/1046459669_2706f67d29.jpg




Rolleiflex 2.8E (w/o meter), 2.8D (my favourite), 2.8C, 2.8F (standard GC), 2.8F (late MC but not...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-05-2007
Replies: 56
Views: 5,876
Posted By summilux
pictures from this model will not make you fall...

pictures from this model will not make you fall in love with rolleiflex, try later models.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-19-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 3,443
Posted By summilux
prior to owning my MP3, I have bought (and sold)...

prior to owning my MP3, I have bought (and sold) 3 ordinary MP, strictly from my personal experience, MP3 feels of tighter mechanical tolerence, it gives a more precise feel each time you turn the...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-10-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 2,302
Posted By summilux
Smile Shinjuku indeed.

Shinjuku indeed.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-09-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 2,302
Posted By summilux
two...

two more.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/176/456172888_eb213eec83_o.jpg


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/182/458328046_dea85af0c0_o.jpg
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-09-2007
Replies: 57
Views: 4,725
Posted By summilux
the zm price ought have to dropped long time ago,...

the zm price ought have to dropped long time ago, especially when you consider the nikon is much cheaper.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-09-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 2,302
Posted By summilux
without center filter, the reason I get the f2.8...

without center filter, the reason I get the f2.8 is because I want all the speed I can get, but if you shot scenery with large stretch of sky, center filter is recommended, plus that filter is a nice...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-09-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 2,302
Posted By summilux
useable day and...

useable day and night.


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/240/456162032_922d52fd29_o.jpg
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-09-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 2,302
Posted By summilux
a blast to ...

a blast to use.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/188/457438537_d5b9f482da_o.jpg
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-25-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 2,900
Posted By summilux
the 18mm looks huge and so is the...

the 18mm looks huge and so is the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-21-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,485
Posted By summilux
the seller ended it early, it has nothing to do...

the seller ended it early, it has nothing to do with reserve price, and i don't think the seller sold the camera at that ending price, the seller is a old timer.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-15-2007
Replies: 48
Views: 2,581
Posted By summilux
gangsters in suits, well put. If you have ever...

gangsters in suits, well put.

If you have ever been engaged in those of Paypal dispute, their emails look the same to me as those from ebay second chance scammer, but the Paypal ones are more...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-15-2007
Replies: 48
Views: 2,581
Posted By summilux
ebay's standard insurance is up to $200, minus...

ebay's standard insurance is up to $200, minus $20(?) handling fee, this is irrespective of the value involved. the main arbitration is done by paypal if the deal is done through it, and as to how...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-15-2007
Replies: 48
Views: 2,581
Posted By summilux
I see, thanks David. When I buy things from...

I see, thanks David. When I buy things from Europe, the seller usually gives me an IBAN account, but I think Europe is less credit card driven than US. I personally think Paypal/credit card...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-15-2007
Replies: 48
Views: 2,581
Posted By summilux
the other thing I don't understand US sellers is...

the other thing I don't understand US sellers is that they really hate bank transfer, it is like taboo to them. anyone knows why?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-15-2007
Replies: 48
Views: 2,581
Posted By summilux
there are legitimate second chance offer, just...

there are legitimate second chance offer, just make sure it is from the same seller, and confirm with the previous winner if he indeed backed out.

generalization like this is more product of fear...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-15-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 3,077
Posted By summilux
the zeiss is marked up too much.

the zeiss is marked up too much.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-15-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,769
Posted By summilux
i see some purple fringing on this lens at f2.

i see some purple fringing on this lens at f2.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-10-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 2,141
Posted By summilux
look forward seeing more pictures taken by the...

look forward seeing more pictures taken by the Hologon.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-05-2007
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,868,972
Posted By summilux
M4 with Summilux...

M4 with Summilux 50

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/202/484834532_97e074f5e1_o.jpg
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-05-2007
Replies: 118
Views: 8,624
Posted By summilux
let us build a serial number database to track...

let us build a serial number database to track the "shift" from 2.8 to 1.5, mine is 156004xx, it is not optimised for 1.5, my friend has one 156007xx, which has seen much use.


I like the bokeh of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-01-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,134
Posted By summilux
the serial number would also suggest it is a...

the serial number would also suggest it is a pre-MP model, with M6 finder. each time I press my M7's back hard enough, the lower red dot in the finder would light up, I am told it is normal for M7,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-27-2007
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,868,972
Posted By summilux
it does. two ways to get around: one is to use a...

it does. two ways to get around: one is to use a AE body, the second is to use one of those cosina made double hot shoe, which raises the finder a bit.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-27-2007
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,868,972
Posted By summilux
the red ring warns people not to place the front...

the red ring warns people not to place the front element face down, because it sticks out.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/213/474466264_8942b95533_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-27-2007
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,868,972
Posted By summilux
Ron, that is a Zeiss 15mm finder.

Ron, that is a Zeiss 15mm finder.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-26-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 2,900
Posted By summilux
are you sure? typically zeiss announces the specs...

are you sure? typically zeiss announces the specs on its web page first, and then cosina will launch its product page shortly before release. It is doubtful whether Zeiss will manufacture the lens if...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-26-2007
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,868,972
Posted By summilux
instant modern...

instant modern classics.


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/189/473443641_16694e3245_o.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-26-2007
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,868,972
Posted By summilux
visiondr: I voted for M3 as my favourite M in the...

visiondr: I voted for M3 as my favourite M in the other thread. They got it right the first try. So right that they did not manage to come up with another unique M for the next 50 years. I get my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-26-2007
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,868,972
Posted By summilux
Paul: you are sure right. :)

Paul: you are sure right. :)
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-25-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,189
Posted By summilux
the lens has three aspherical surfaces,...

the lens has three aspherical surfaces, beautifully made.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-24-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 2,854
Posted By summilux
did you have any filter on?

did you have any filter on?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-22-2007
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,868,972
Posted By summilux
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/210/469594357_73e8c...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/210/469594357_73e8c00ae8_o.jpg
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-22-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 3,475
Posted By summilux
it is certainly a very slow lens in this day of...

it is certainly a very slow lens in this day of age.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-21-2007
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,868,972
Posted By summilux
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/177/466939821_b1f06...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/177/466939821_b1f06adeb3_o.jpg
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-19-2007
Replies: 81
Views: 4,357
Posted By summilux
the epson r-d1 body is different from the bessa,...

the epson r-d1 body is different from the bessa, it is much stronger.

and a digital camera is both hardware and software driven, I am not sure cosina has the expertise in the software side.

he can...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-19-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 999
Posted By summilux
the 12 heliar has the same nice black paint as...

the 12 heliar has the same nice black paint as the nokton 35, its viewfinder is the brighest there is.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-11-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 2,735
Posted By summilux
yes, it helps, i think it will be of more help on...

yes, it helps, i think it will be of more help on the 50/1.2L, which has more of a fall off than the 35/1.4L.

info: 5D+35/1.4 @1.4+center filter

I will try to find a brick wall...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-11-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 2,735
Posted By summilux
the one made for zeiss 15/2.8...

the one made for zeiss 15/2.8 zm.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/189/456151335_fb117d362d_o.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-10-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 2,735
Posted By summilux
is there a center filter made in E60 size? I am...

is there a center filter made in E60 size? I am having some fun with the center filter (made for 15/2.8 ZM distagon) on EF 35/1.4L and EF 50/1.2L.


the 75/1.4 Lux has less vignetting than the 50/1...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-09-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 2,448
Posted By summilux
will it be possible to see a wide angle ZI body?...

will it be possible to see a wide angle ZI body? i guess the wider base length will clear up some of the viewfinder blockage. I once tried the Noctilux (without hood) on the present ZI body, there...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-09-2007
Replies: 50
Views: 4,581
Posted By summilux
the 28/3.5 is discontinued, just announced by...

the 28/3.5 is discontinued, just announced by cosina.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-01-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 2,448
Posted By summilux
tom, can the outer most frame be used as the...

tom, can the outer most frame be used as the frame for 15mm lens?
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-30-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 2,141
Posted By summilux
there is a company in Japan, it does modification...

there is a company in Japan, it does modification of all G lens to M mount, it is not news in the East, the company has a web page, in Japanese of course:

mitte.nir.jp/~mitte0576
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-30-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 2,448
Posted By summilux
i think it is the most useful body to have come...

i think it is the most useful body to have come from Cosina. The huge DOF of wide angle lens will make the short baseline a non issue. Makes me wonder whether Leica will make standard issue of their...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-30-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By summilux
the lower numbered M3 typically suffers from...

the lower numbered M3 typically suffers from faint rangefinder patch, making it almost impossible to focus, it is also prone to jam.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-30-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,433
Posted By summilux
even the new canon 50/1.2L has heavy light fall...

even the new canon 50/1.2L has heavy light fall off, which I now counter with center filter from the zeiss distagon 15. is there a center filter in either E58 or E60?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-30-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,140
Posted By summilux
mint v1 summicron 35 has always been at around...

mint v1 summicron 35 has always been at around $2000 mark on ebay, in terms of resolution at mid aperture, this one is very good, it also gives a old world look to it, in this world, someone like...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-25-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,323
Posted By summilux
they need a 3d matrix meter from nikon.

they need a 3d matrix meter from nikon.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-24-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 2,122
Posted By summilux
M8 is now over prized for cater for the well to...

M8 is now over prized for cater for the well to do.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-12-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 2,772
Posted By summilux
the so-called new measure does not scammers...

the so-called new measure does not scammers sending out second chance offers, most of them look crude anyway.


ebay/paypal looks increasingly like Microsoft. the amount of lies and deceits they...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-25-2007
Replies: 95
Views: 4,980
Posted By summilux
it is time for leica to bring out a asph...

it is time for leica to bring out a asph noctilux, smaller size etc to justify the new price, or maybe a 35/1.0...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-24-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 2,059
Posted By summilux
50 summilux asph.

50 summilux asph.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-24-2007
Replies: 95
Views: 4,980
Posted By summilux
i am waiting for canon to come out with a digital...

i am waiting for canon to come out with a digital rangefinder with a 50/1.2 lens.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-24-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,668
Posted By summilux
not a single picture?

not a single picture?
Forum: Nikon RF 02-20-2007
Replies: 47
Views: 8,271
Posted By summilux
maybe nikon should release a special issue of...

maybe nikon should release a special issue of hood, sure will make them more money than those S3 and SP.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-19-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 2,208
Posted By summilux
i think M5 shares the same design philosophy with...

i think M5 shares the same design philosophy with Leicaflex SL/SL2, they are big and bulky, that is the way they are, bigger lens like Noctilux and 90 Summicron and 135 Elmarit are perfect on it. I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-19-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,308
Posted By summilux
the e58 noct can be unscrewed, you can even...

the e58 noct can be unscrewed, you can even unscrew the lens head from the mount, the leica lens are still the best built in the industry, solid brass etc.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2007
Replies: 203
Views: 18,590
Posted By summilux
don, how about nikon's 20, 28 and 35mm, any...

don, how about nikon's 20, 28 and 35mm, any recommendation?

I too love the 24/2.8 mm on my D200, I somehow likes it better than the 28s.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-02-2007
Replies: 144
Views: 14,865
Posted By summilux
the thing i tend to do with digitial camera is...

the thing i tend to do with digitial camera is "focusing bracketing", manually of course, all those auto focus SLR camera makers are too proud to admit any focus inaccuracy in their systems.

the M8...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-22-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,343
Posted By summilux
get the 50 asph lux.

get the 50 asph lux.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-13-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,542
Posted By summilux
the Leicavit that comes with the MP3 has a loose...

the Leicavit that comes with the MP3 has a loose base screw, the one that is attached to the open/close knob, I have to take out a screw driver and tighten it up myself, even then it is still a bit...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-12-2007
Replies: 71
Views: 4,475
Posted By summilux
we envy you man.

we envy you man.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-12-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,542
Posted By summilux
two of my heliopan filter, although the same...

two of my heliopan filter, although the same spec, have different coatings, so I think coating variation exists.

as to the crack in the patch mirror, I have emailed Solms, they say just send it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-12-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,146
Posted By summilux
very nice photos.

very nice photos.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,798
Posted By summilux
the left one has an earlier serial number than...

the left one has an earlier serial number than the right one.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,542
Posted By summilux
I bought it from Popflash, it was listed as used,...

I bought it from Popflash, it was listed as used, but it looks new to me, hidden surprise is of course the cracked patch mirror.


Tony Rose said he is sorry to learn it, asked me to return the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,798
Posted By summilux
i don't think my dealer would know so finite a...

i don't think my dealer would know so finite a point, I have not tried the left one, the right one I have tried without any problem, the left has a earlier serial number, i also had (but sold) a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,798
Posted By summilux
summilux 50 asph coating variations

i have two summilux 50 asph now, and notice the coating is somewhat different. I heard that coating may vary depending on the glass used. any summilux 50 asph users there having the coating colour...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,542
Posted By summilux
Leica quality?

I got a LHSA MP3 set yesterday, but upon inspection I found there is a crack along the focusing patch mirror, I am speechless. Don't they have a quality control nowadays? The Leicavit's open/close...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-08-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 5,134
Posted By summilux
tony's service is very fast, his email response...

tony's service is very fast, his email response almost instant, i ordered a MP3 set from him recently, but i have bad luck because there is a crack in the rangefinder patch, yes, a crack, do you...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 986
Posted By summilux
i would also like to see chrome lens in old style...

i would also like to see chrome lens in old style contour, like the LHSA 35 summicron asph and 50 summilux asph, and if they can do one 28 in first version's body, that will be perfect, i like those...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-08-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 15,668
Posted By summilux
mr_philip: yes, the heliar is very well built,...

mr_philip: yes, the heliar is very well built, the hood is spring loaded, the same as ZM lens, i have the silver one, it is heavy, the mount is brass I...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 01-06-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 4,193
Posted By summilux
i had this problem with my r-d1s too, maybe a...

i had this problem with my r-d1s too, maybe a battery problem, i just ignore it and charge the battery whenever I can, the problem did not return afterwards, so you can either return the camera, or...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-04-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By summilux
i suggest biogon 25 with an external 25/28mm...

i suggest biogon 25 with an external 25/28mm finder.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-04-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 9,367
Posted By summilux
Second, the rangefinder patch does not travel...

Second, the rangefinder patch does not travel with the parallax-corrected framelines meaning focusing is off-center at close range, and that causes some problems when the DOF is extremely shallow (as...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-02-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 9,367
Posted By summilux
just add some more observation to the above: 1....

just add some more observation to the above:

1. the LCD on M8 is definitely better than Epson's, no wonder considering the time gaps in between. you can check focus easier on M8, color is also more...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-31-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 2,945
Posted By summilux
wider is better, because you can always crop in...

wider is better, because you can always crop in digital realm easier than film days.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-31-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 2,295
Posted By summilux
it is fun lens for fun pictures, but not fun to...

it is fun lens for fun pictures, but not fun to use, for the price of a single noctilux, you can get one 50/1.2L and one 85/1.2L from canon, I have tons of fun with these two lens on 5D, instant...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-31-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 5,880
Posted By summilux
the aperture clicks of the Zeiss ZM lens feels...

the aperture clicks of the Zeiss ZM lens feels more solid than those Leica ones. Several years ago, when the Zeiss Planar 50 was out, I handled it, the impession was poor, it felt very light, the...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-31-2006
Replies: 58
Views: 17,314
Posted By summilux
i think his book on the leica lens, on the...

i think his book on the leica lens, on the technical aspect at least, is quite accurate. (of course to him, the glow is just uncorrected optical error, much to the displeasure to some)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-26-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 1,136
Posted By summilux
Luminous Landscape M8 review take 2

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/cameras/leica-M8-take2.shtml


some summing up of the problems of M8.
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