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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-14-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 9,056
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
I have a heavily abused/used/modified Nikkor-N...

I have a heavily abused/used/modified Nikkor-N 35mm f1.4 that has been around the world with me and was my primary lens on my Nikon F for years. Been serviced a few times and just keeps on going....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-01-2013
Replies: 219
Views: 51,135
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
I run into my first issues with the Nikon...

I run into my first issues with the Nikon Df...

Using the Nikkor-N 35mm f1.4, I seem to missing my focus point too often. Not sure I can totally blame the Df as the optical cell rattles in the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-30-2013
Replies: 120
Views: 13,691
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
I am quite happy for the Nikon Df to be compared...

I am quite happy for the Nikon Df to be compared and judged against any other camera that is full-frame digital with a mirror and optical finder. The comparison becomes more relevant if that same...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-30-2013
Replies: 219
Views: 51,135
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
My thought was... why would the aperture dial...

My thought was... why would the aperture dial look odd or be nonfunctional... it is where it always was on the lens... then I realised you were talking about the dially thing on the front of the Df...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-30-2013
Replies: 120
Views: 13,691
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
I agree completely, that someone in the Nikon...

I agree completely, that someone in the Nikon realised that the was a way to recover lost revenues from all the old Nikkor lens owners, I call that smart business.

It's a triumph of market research.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-30-2013
Replies: 120
Views: 13,691
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
I have used the Sony Dslr's and they are fine...

I have used the Sony Dslr's and they are fine cameras. A close friend has one and I recommended that he choose it over a Nikon or Canon because he felt the camera was more user friendly for his style...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-29-2013
Replies: 219
Views: 51,135
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Keith, I am pretty sure that your D700 with...

Keith,

I am pretty sure that your D700 with Zeiss primes would soundly trump the Df with old Nikkor primes... but that is not the point... the old Nikkors have their own personality.

The Df...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-29-2013
Replies: 219
Views: 51,135
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Even though I really like my Df... I would not...

Even though I really like my Df... I would not replace a D700 with the Df for your line of work. I would even be very hesitant to recommend the Df to a photographer who primarily uses modern, latest...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-29-2013
Replies: 120
Views: 13,691
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Unhappy I had no expectations about the Nikon Df, knew...

I had no expectations about the Nikon Df, knew nothing about it until the day after the Df was publicly revealed. I would have never known the Df existed if a friend had not spoken to me about. I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-29-2013
Replies: 219
Views: 51,135
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
The available darkness capability of the Nikon Df...

The available darkness capability of the Nikon Df is quite astounding. I am used to pushing Tri-X to ASA 3200, but having ISO 6400 and 12,800 at your fingertips is something to get used to. I have a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-29-2013
Replies: 219
Views: 51,135
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
I must stress that while the Nikon Df seems to be...

I must stress that while the Nikon Df seems to be specially made for me... do your due diligence and test drive the Nikon Df first. It is very expensive and probably over-priced, but I have been...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-29-2013
Replies: 219
Views: 51,135
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Note - Moderator and readers... I am...

Note - Moderator and readers... I am cross-posting in order to compile information in one place...

On the size of the Nikon Df...

The Df is smaller and less bulky than my FM2n with a MD12, and is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-28-2013
Replies: 219
Views: 51,135
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Note to moderator - I am cross-posting to help...

Note to moderator - I am cross-posting to help reduce the clutter and mess of various threads. I will only be posting in this going forward

Just for the record... this what I wrote in an E-mail to a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-28-2013
Replies: 219
Views: 51,135
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Nikon DF Images and Experiences...

I decided to start a new thread for Nikon Df owners and admirers. If you think the Nikon Df is over-priced, under-spec'ed, fashion accessory, failure, that is fine, there are several other threads...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-28-2013
Replies: 120
Views: 13,691
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
I bought my Nikon Df from Nikon on Broadway in...

I bought my Nikon Df from Nikon on Broadway in Sydney. Walked in the shop with a Nikkor 50mm f1.2, Nikkor-S 5.8cm f1.4 and a Nikkor-N 35mm f1.4 and told them I would only buy the Df if it passed my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-28-2013
Replies: 120
Views: 13,691
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
The Df has one of the best viewfinders I have...

The Df has one of the best viewfinders I have seen on any new camera in a very long time.

Sitting on my desk is the Df, FM2n, Nikon F... all with the equivalent of an 'E-type' screen. Here is how...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-28-2013
Replies: 120
Views: 13,691
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
It is OK for me to ignore the obvious, but not...

It is OK for me to ignore the obvious, but not you!!!

The Df is smaller and less bulky than my FM2n with a MD12, and is no where near the weight and heft of a F3 with a MD4, smaller than a F4 or F5...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-28-2013
Replies: 120
Views: 13,691
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
So obviously, you are repeating what you have...

So obviously, you are repeating what you have read on the internet without regard to what actual users have to report.


Status Normal - actual experience and eye witnesses are of no value.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-28-2013
Replies: 120
Views: 13,691
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Here is what I wrote in an E-mail to a friend...

Here is what I wrote in an E-mail to a friend about my new Df...

It is near enough to my Nikon F that I set the ISO at 400, the camera on manual and forgot about it. Focuses manual lenses right on...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-28-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,681
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Nikon did it better than anyone else so far......

Nikon did it better than anyone else so far... full-frame with a gorgeous OVF designed for manual focusing... not perfect... but the best fusion of digital and analogue yet.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-27-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 91,035
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
No camera will ever be as good as the Nikon F......

No camera will ever be as good as the Nikon F... in my opinion.

I am sure there are plenty of people who disagree and rightly so.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-27-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 91,035
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Here is what I wrote in an E-mail to a friend...

Here is what I wrote in an E-mail to a friend about my new Df...

It is near enough to my Nikon F that I set the ISO at 400, the camera on manual and forgot about it. Focuses manual lenses right on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,556
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Congratulations!!! Well Done!!!

Congratulations!!! Well Done!!!
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-04-2010
Replies: 376
Views: 193,740
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Nice line-up... I am especially interested in the...

Nice line-up... I am especially interested in the Rollei 35RF as it apparently will focus to 0.8m compared to the Bessa R2 which only focuses to 0.9m.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-04-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 6,343
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
May I suggest this link... Phyllis McDuff...

May I suggest this link...

Phyllis McDuff (http://www.phyllismcduff.com)

It appears that her book - 'A Story Dreamt Long Ago' - is due to be republished soon. A Blurb with these photos and...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-01-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 10,051
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Steve, Can you elaborate a bit more on exactly...

Steve,

Can you elaborate a bit more on exactly which model/generation of the monitor you are referring to? I am not an Apple user and not that familiar with Apple products. Or is there only one...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-01-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 14,536
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Roland, The real beauty of the 5/2.5 is the...

Roland,

The real beauty of the 5/2.5 is the size... compact with no finder intrusion. The 75 Lux is even bigger and heavier than the 75/1.8, but a 75 Lux would be a more useful lens to me since with...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-01-2010
Replies: 44
Views: 4,404
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
The meter in my M5 gave up the ghost, so it now...

The meter in my M5 gave up the ghost, so it now is a 'meterless' M... I still prefer the M5 to the M4-2/P simply because of the better finder in the M5. I would like to try a 'real' M4 at some point...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-01-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 14,536
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
CV Color-Heliar 75mm f2.5... what a lens!

OK... I am a latecomer to the 75mm focal length and many of you have already spent a few years with the CV 75/2.5. I am sorry that I did not discover this gorgeous lens sooner.

As a result of adding...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-01-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 4,717
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
The self-timer of Bessa R was essential in this...

The self-timer of Bessa R was essential in this photograph...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4090/5041403176_0ab556d448_b.jpg
Bessa R | Voigtländer Color-Heliar 75mm f2.5 | Efke KB25 | Rodinal 1:50
Forum: RFF Polls 09-30-2010
Replies: 69
Views: 10,370
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
The definition of keepers determines the...

The definition of keepers determines the count.

In most cases I define 'keeper' as a useable negative, such as in the following scenarios...

If I am shooting a portrait session, then I would expect...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-30-2010
Replies: 59
Views: 21,307
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
That is the same problem I am having... although...

That is the same problem I am having... although I am really enjoying using my Bessa R with the 75/2.5... very compact and quick handling combination.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-30-2010
Replies: 59
Views: 21,307
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4151/5038553821_d7e...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4151/5038553821_d7edd7ebaf_b.jpg
Bessa R | Voigtländer Color-Heliar 75mm f2.5 | Efke KB25 | Rodinal 1:50
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-29-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 22,133
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
A couple more from the same taken with the...

A couple more from the same taken with the 75/1.8...

http://plynnmiller.com/heliar7518/2010_09_004_025crop_800.jpg
Bessa R3M | Voigtländer Heliar Classic 75mm f1.8 | Efke KB25 | Rodinal 1:50

This...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-29-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3,353
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Roland, Not sure why... but I always seem to...

Roland,

Not sure why... but I always seem to forget about the 28/1.9 and 35/1.7 as being part of the LTM lenses that CV produced. In fact, not sure I have ever even handled either lens. There is a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-29-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 824
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Hope that the discount was substantial... I have...

Hope that the discount was substantial...

I have not taken apart the 35/1.7 either, but expect that it will be very similar to the 50/1.5 in construction. If you can take some detailed photos and...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-28-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 973
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
The only filter I normally use on any of my...

The only filter I normally use on any of my lenses are color filters for B&W film. But when I bought my Color-Skopar 28/3.5 it came with a B+W UV MRC filter which I decided to let on the lens for...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-28-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3,353
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
I have 11 CV lenses sitting on my desk at the...

I have 11 CV lenses sitting on my desk at the moment... 2- 28's, 2 - 35's, 4 - 50's, 1 -75, and 2-90's, and the 50/1.1 and 75/1.8 have been lent to a friend for a week.

CV lenses represent great...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-28-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 22,133
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
A few more from the 75/1.8 from a recent...

A few more from the 75/1.8 from a recent shoot...

http://plynnmiller.com/heliar7518/2010_09_004_012crop_800.jpg
Bessa R3M | Voigtländer Heliar Classic 75mm f1.8 | Efke KB25 | Rodinal...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-27-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 2,799
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Actually scale focusing with a tape measure can...

Actually scale focusing with a tape measure can be a handy when using a wide angle...

http://plynnmiller.com/rrf/2008_08_016_016_700e.jpg

I put the Bessa R2 with the Ultron 28/2 on a small...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-27-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 2,799
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
This is work if you are using digital, but with...

This is work if you are using digital, but with film it would be abit of a struggle to get in-focus negatives.

But with the homework done and a secondary scale as Brian mentions, I could see this...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-27-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 4,717
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Think you forgot about the self-timer... I have...

Think you forgot about the self-timer...

I have owned both... there is something endearing about the Bessa R... I just should not make as good a photographs as it does. Seems to defy the laws of...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-27-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 4,717
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Indeed! Glad I am not the only one that thinks a...

Indeed! Glad I am not the only one that thinks a self-timer is an important feature.

I love my little Bessa R. Cheap and cheerful, just heaps of fun. Like the Bessa R2 as well. I have an R3M, while...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-26-2010
Replies: 210
Views: 103,945
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Always learn something when I look a Helen's...

Always learn something when I look a Helen's images.

I definitely prefer my Nokton 50/1.5 to the Sonnar 50/1.5...

1. it is LTM

2. it focuses down to 0.7m

3. it is Helen's preferred 50mm
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-26-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 10,436
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
I tend to make tools instead of using generic...

I tend to make tools instead of using generic tools, such as spanner wrenches. So I made the needed pin wrenches for assembly and disassembly, a hardened filing guide/template, single-sided file,...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-26-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,863
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Interesting that the M8 will couple well past...

Interesting that the M8 will couple well past 0.7m...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-26-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,430
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Ted, Sorry I missed this thread! So you can...

Ted,

Sorry I missed this thread! So you can ignore my asking you to start a new thread about shimming the J-3

Thanks for sharing!
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-26-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,626
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Sorry I missed this thread. Hmmm... looks...

Sorry I missed this thread.

Hmmm... looks promising... those 't-stops' are easy to make... so make new ones that allow the minimum focus stop to moved.

I am only looking to get 0.9m out of my...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-26-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 10,436
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Thanks for all the photos and instructions. You...

Thanks for all the photos and instructions. You took the long way around to make the same modification. Well done!

I will say that there is no need to remove the front of the lens, there is a short...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-26-2010
Replies: 95
Views: 12,394
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Ted, The modification that you are proposing is...

Ted,

The modification that you are proposing is that with a thinner shim, about .04mm, the Nokton 50/1.5 would focus from 'near' infinity to about 0.8m, thus making a more versatile solution than a...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-26-2010
Replies: 95
Views: 12,394
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Agreed... Cosina has no real reason as to why...

Agreed... Cosina has no real reason as to why they did not make the 50/1.5 focus to 0.7m from the factory, especially when the 50/1.5 is made to focus to 0.75m.



Did you take any photos of the...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-25-2010
Replies: 95
Views: 12,394
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
I am not sure what you are trying to promote...

I am not sure what you are trying to promote here...

I have said numerous times, that the simplest and easiest, non-destructive, easily reversible method to get the Nokton 50/1.5 to focus to 0.7m is...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-25-2010
Replies: 95
Views: 12,394
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Any thread mount 50mm can be very easily made to...

Any thread mount 50mm can be very easily made to focus to 0.7m with a simple shim inserted between the lens and camera just I did with the Nokton 50/1.5 earlier in this thread. The lens will not...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-25-2010
Replies: 95
Views: 12,394
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
The 50/1.1 shows a lot of barrel distortion at...

The 50/1.1 shows a lot of barrel distortion at .7m... but only if you are shooting newspapers or brick-walls. In real use, the distortion is not evident. The 50/1.5 is is very well corrected right...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-25-2010
Replies: 95
Views: 12,394
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Team that close focusing Nokton 50/1.5 with your...

Team that close focusing Nokton 50/1.5 with your M5... makes a great al-rounder. Well done on the modification.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-25-2010
Replies: 95
Views: 12,394
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
No shim... he did some metalwork! I would be...

No shim... he did some metalwork!

I would be curious if you worked out the same modification is I did.

I have not have time to modify and document the silver Nokton 50/1.5 yet... so many other...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-23-2010
Replies: 101
Views: 11,925
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
One has to remember that the owner of Leica...

One has to remember that the owner of Leica circulates in social and economical demographics that many of us will never join. Dr. Kaufman may have seen an opportunity to make $13,250,000USD by...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-23-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 6,451
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
I have a silver version and the build quality is...

I have a silver version and the build quality is very impressive. But I do not get along very well with my 28/3.5 as my sample seems to be very contrasty with a tendency to really blow highlights...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-22-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 22,133
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Thanks, Brian. I now want an M5 with a dedicated...

Thanks, Brian.

I now want an M5 with a dedicated 75mm frame-line... it could be permanent for all I care! I just picked-up a Bessa R3M, which is perfect for the 75mm... 1.1 finder and dedicated 75mm...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-22-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 22,133
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Finally catching up on the scanning... will let...

Finally catching up on the scanning... will let the pictures do the talking.

http://plynnmiller.com/heliar7518/2010_09_003_005_900.jpg
Leica M5 | Voigtländer Heliar Classic 75mm f1.8 | Efke KB25 |...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-22-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 22,133
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Another image from the...

Another image from the 75/1.8...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4083/5014091251_44d9939034_b.jpg
Leica M5 | Voigtländer Heliar Classic 75mm f1.8 | Efke KB25 | Rodinal 1:50

More to follow...

And I...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-22-2010
Replies: 69
Views: 8,096
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
If I would not know better that looks like Tathra...

If I would not know better that looks like Tathra Wharf which still stands today. And a few of the other photos look like the Bega Valley.

Great Stuff!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-22-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 8,487
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
You have to join the group to see Tom's...

You have to join the group to see Tom's photos.

The 75/1.8 is exceeding my expectations in every way.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-19-2010
Replies: 376
Views: 193,740
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Lovely R2 that you have... one of my all-time...

Lovely R2 that you have... one of my all-time favorites... sorry that I sold mine. Would like to pick one up again at some point in the future.

Not sure why Cosina changed the shape. The R and R2...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-19-2010
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,799,565
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
My Leica M5 with the new Voigtänder Heliar 75mm...

My Leica M5 with the new Voigtänder Heliar 75mm f1.8...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4145/5006125691_5ff8a3a9e4_z.jpg
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-17-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 22,133
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Here is the very first scan from the CV Heliar...

Here is the very first scan from the CV Heliar 75/1.8...

http://plynnmiller.com/heliar7518/2010_09_003_034_900up.jpg
Leica M5 | Voigtländer Heliar Classic 75mm f1.8 | Efke KB25 | Rodinal 1:50

This...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-17-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,727
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
So that is why the swell at Maroubra is so big......

So that is why the swell at Maroubra is so big... it was monstrous today.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 3,306
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
The Nokton 50/1.5 that has been modified to focus...

The Nokton 50/1.5 that has been modified to focus to 0.7m is a real alternative to the 50 Lux ASPH. Performance is very good and LTM is not a factor, simply Loc-Tite a high-quality adapter onto it....
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-16-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 22,133
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
I have hit that limit already... although only...

I have hit that limit already... although only when using the M5... the Bessa T only couples down to 0.9m... I will see at some point if the 75/1.8 can be modified to focus to 0.7m.



My first roll...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-16-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 22,133
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Cosina seems to be all over the shop with lens...

Cosina seems to be all over the shop with lens hood design...

http://plynnmiller.com/rff/2010_09_16_106_900.jpg
Nokton 35mm f1.2 | Nokton 50mm f1.1 | Heliar 75mm f1.8 | Nokton 50mm f1.5

The 35/1.2...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-16-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 22,133
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Helen, Thanks! I have really fallen for the 75mm...

Helen,

Thanks! I have really fallen for the 75mm POV... so much so that I am thinking of getting a CV 75/2.5 for my Bessa R2... or speaking of modifying... how about a 75/1.8 LTM... now that would...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-16-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 22,133
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Brian, This lens is not coming apart for awhile....

Brian,

This lens is not coming apart for awhile. I want to spend some time using it and deciding if it really is a lens that makes a difference in my photography. Plus I need to finish the mod for...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-16-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 22,133
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
CV Heliar 75/1.8... I Am Realistically Optimistic

After my experience with the CV Nokton 50/1.1 (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=93295)... I am keeping my excitement in check and being very realistic about the newly released...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-26-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 2,635
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
That is why I like full-stop clicks... if I am...

That is why I like full-stop clicks... if I am shooting 1/1000 sec at f1.4 and I want to increase DOF by stopping down to f4.0... 3 clicks on the aperture ring and shutter speed dial gets me there......
Forum: RFF Polls 08-26-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 2,635
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
I prefer full stop click only. Makes it easier to...

I prefer full stop click only. Makes it easier to keep track of aperture value and shutter speed. I am considering eliminating the 1/2 stops on my Noktons when I disassemble them the next time....
Forum: Travel 08-26-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 2,793
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Simon, I extend my condolences to you and your...

Simon,

I extend my condolences to you and your friend's family. I am glad the you felt you could share this loss with us.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 2,209
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Thanks for the link, Chris. Clever idea,...

Thanks for the link, Chris.

Clever idea, Michael... lens masks... It should keep your M from picking up the flu!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2010
Replies: 66
Views: 3,717
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Simon, Looking at the back of the camera, the...

Simon,

Looking at the back of the camera, the hole was in the lower right quadrant. The hole was large enough that is caught my attention when loading the camera, not a tiny pin-hole. I have a habit...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2010
Replies: 66
Views: 3,717
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
I know both Roger and Stewart have tried to...

I know both Roger and Stewart have tried to reassure that my case is more of an exception than the rule, but it happened to me. I still have not been able to pin down the exact instant, as in between...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-26-2010
Replies: 165
Views: 22,212
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
I probably should pose this question in another...

I probably should pose this question in another thread, but since we are so far off topic...

I know almost nothing about the MFT format and what little I do know has not convinced me to invest in...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-25-2010
Replies: 165
Views: 22,212
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
It is for real... Scott at Mainline Photographic...

It is for real...

Scott at Mainline Photographic (http://www.mainlinephoto.com.au/) has the Nokton 25mm f0.95 (http://www.mainlinephoto.com.au/category39_1.htm) listed at $895AUD.

Not my cup of...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-25-2010
Replies: 58
Views: 24,895
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
I was hoping for a high-end Nokton 50/1.0 that...

I was hoping for a high-end Nokton 50/1.0 that close focuses to 0.7m instead Cosina announces a MFT lens. Scott at Mainline Photographic (http://www.mainlinephoto.com.au/) has the Nokton 25mm f0.95...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-25-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,776
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Thanks to everyone for sharing their work... very...

Thanks to everyone for sharing their work... very inspiring!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-25-2010
Replies: 66
Views: 3,717
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Roger, I accept your superior experience and I...

Roger,

I accept your superior experience and I do not doubt Stewart either. So tell me what I am doing wrong.

I had a 2mm hole in the shutter of my M5 after portrait session where these photos were...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-25-2010
Replies: 66
Views: 3,717
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
That is handy! The Nokton 35/1.2 is a important...

That is handy! The Nokton 35/1.2 is a important survival tool. ;)

Do not how quick or exactly how... but I burnt a massive hole in the shutter of my M5... I am still trying to find the exposure or...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-24-2010
Replies: 391
Views: 84,168
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
I have never owned or used an AE film camera and...

I have never owned or used an AE film camera and I cannot use AE on my D70 since all my Nikkors are old-unchipped lenses. So having an AE enabled RF would be redundant to me.

Having a burn-proof...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-24-2010
Replies: 391
Views: 84,168
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Nathan, Can you elaborate? It was a few years...

Nathan,

Can you elaborate? It was a few years since I handled a ZI and when I heard the shutter and film transport volume, I lost interest pretty quickly.

Thanks!
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-23-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2,783
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
You have to be joking... this is hilarious!!! The...

You have to be joking... this is hilarious!!! The seller is even a Sydney-sider!!! This could be fun... I wonder if you can arrange to inspect the camera. He also has a Hasselblad H3D-II listed as...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-23-2010
Replies: 391
Views: 84,168
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Interesting I have always been quite firmly in...

Interesting I have always been quite firmly in the Leica camp largely because of the quieter shutter and transport.

But after I burnt a hole in the shutter of my M5 and its meter decided to give-up...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-23-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 958
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Thanks for the heads-up... I had seen this...

Thanks for the heads-up... I had seen this listing, but I am willing to pay more for a body in better condition. And there have been a few bargain M5's being sold in the past week.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-23-2010
Replies: 1,345
Views: 394,395
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Oh my... stunning collection of work! This is...

Oh my... stunning collection of work!



This is the last thing I need to hear, Tom! I am wrestling with decision to clear out the cabinet, it is full of lenses that I have not used in months. But I...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-23-2010
Replies: 95
Views: 12,394
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
If it is built like the Nokton 50/1.5, yes, it...

If it is built like the Nokton 50/1.5, yes, it should be able to be modified. Since I do not have a ZM C-Sonnar to dissect I have no idea.

Now if someone want to donate a C-Sonnar for the greater...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-23-2010
Replies: 76
Views: 7,440
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Craig, If you have found a set-up that works for...

Craig,

If you have found a set-up that works for you, then stick to it until it stops working.

Sometimes it takes a bit of trial-n-error to find what works and what does not.

So is the f1.1...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-22-2010
Replies: 76
Views: 7,440
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
It depends on what you are trying to acheive. I...

It depends on what you are trying to acheive. I has used a old Zeiss 6x9 folder for night shooting that had a 10.5cm f3.5 lens that I had to scale focus.

But if you want to shoot Efke 25, this will...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-22-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 13,806
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
I have taken another step forward toward making...

I have taken another step forward toward making the Nokton 50/1.1 focus to 0.7m today. Has to be kept under wraps for now, but progress has been made.

The modification will require the remaking of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-22-2010
Replies: 55
Views: 5,780
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
As to whether photographers are over-rated or...

As to whether photographers are over-rated or under-rated... I really do not care. I like looking at photos and try to never let the photographer get in the way of learning. I have learned from Ansel...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-22-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,093
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Please do not start another thread as there are...

Please do not start another thread as there are several active threads on this subject since the article was published a year ago. And from what I understand there are also several active RFF members...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-22-2010
Replies: 76
Views: 7,440
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Helen, I was stunned to see your Nokton 50/1.1...

Helen,

I was stunned to see your Nokton 50/1.1 in the classifieds! Sorry that you and the Nokton did not mesh.

To be honest, I am getting less and less enthused about the lens on the front of the...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-22-2010
Replies: 76
Views: 7,440
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
I own and use both the Nokton 50/1.5 and Nokton...

I own and use both the Nokton 50/1.5 and Nokton 50/1.1... maybe I have an exceptional sample of the Nokton 50/1.1 since it seems to whip the Nokton 50/1.5 at all apertures, or maybe I have bad copy...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-22-2010
Replies: 95
Views: 12,394
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
I am hoping to have a silver Nokton 50/1.5 in a...

I am hoping to have a silver Nokton 50/1.5 in a few days and I will document the modifying of this lens. Just need to find a chrome M5 now...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-22-2010
Replies: 76
Views: 7,440
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Is the f.1. worth it? Depends... unless you are...

Is the f.1. worth it?

Depends... unless you are really determined to shoot in no light, I would not recommend the f1.1... why... it is a large lens that blocks a considerable amount of the finder...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-17-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,271
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
I found 3 rolls of Kodachrome 200

I was rummaging through a cabinet at the uni and found 3 rolls of Kodachrome 200 which I was allowed to claim.

Expiry dates... 8/99, 12/2001, 4/2006... these would have been stored at ambient...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-16-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 13,806
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
You made me smile with this statement - "It...

You made me smile with this statement - "It really is beautiful" - you really are the Mad Gearhead Scientist!

I wish Cosina would pulled the stops out a little further and made the Nokton to focus...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-16-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 13,806
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Nathan, I agree that I like using a full matte...

Nathan,

I agree that I like using a full matte screen in my Nikon F's so I can focus anywhere in the viewfinder, but as I chronologically advance my eyes are not able to give the precision needed to...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-16-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 13,806
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Brian, You are right... it is more like a cam...

Brian,

You are right... it is more like a cam system that you would find in zoom. Are you telling me that this is a better system than a threaded helical?

The optic cell moves on 6 guide pins, 3 in...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-16-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 13,806
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
The dilemma... I am now convinced that the...

The dilemma...

I am now convinced that the Nokton 50/1.1 can be made to focus continuously from infinity to 0.7m, but it is going to take some head-scratching and extensive machining. A couple of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-16-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,978
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
I am using Efke 25 developed in Rodinal 1:25 at...

I am using Efke 25 developed in Rodinal 1:25 at the moment. Very, very fine grain with good contrast.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-15-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,088
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Nice work... Keith! I thoroughly enjoy using my...

Nice work... Keith!

I thoroughly enjoy using my Norita 66's... very user-friendly and intuitive. Bad news for the film budget as you can rip through a 120 roll in a blink. Never had trouble with...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-15-2010
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,799,565
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Vik... is that the M5 that you bought from DAG? I...

Vik... is that the M5 that you bought from DAG? I need a chrome M5... :angel:



Has not had 3 lugs as long as I have owned it.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-15-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 13,806
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
:):):):):) Now for some close-ups... Here is...

:):):):):)

Now for some close-ups...

Here is the connection between the focusing ring and focusing helical...

http://plynnmiller.com/nokton5011_07/nokton5011_07_109.jpg

Here is why I am not sure...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-15-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 13,806
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
OK... here is a pictorial record of partial...

OK... here is a pictorial record of partial disassembly of the Nokton 50/1.1.

WARNING: I ASSUME ABSOLUTELY NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOU OR YOUR LENS IF YOU CHOOSE TO ATTEMPT THIS DISASSEMBLY OR...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-15-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 13,806
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Thanks, Roland! As for the M3... not sure. I...

Thanks, Roland!

As for the M3... not sure. I have spoken to DAG and he and Leica are able to convert the M5 to 0.85x for the price of an M3. My biggest hesitation with the M3 is making sure I get a...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-15-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 13,806
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Here is why I want the Nokton 50/1.1 to close...

Here is why I want the Nokton 50/1.1 to close focus...

http://plynnmiller.com/nokton5011_07/2010_08_005_003_900.jpg
Leica M5 | Voigtländer Nokton 50mm f1.1 | Efke KB25 | Rodinal 1:25 | 4:00 minutes...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-15-2010
Replies: 95
Views: 12,394
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
My modified Nokton focuses correctly at all...

My modified Nokton focuses correctly at all distances, right down to 0.7m. The reason being that I actually re-machined(by hand) the close-focus stop. This modification only allows that lens to be...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-15-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,270
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Efke KB25 is my favorite 35mm film. With Rodinal...

Efke KB25 is my favorite 35mm film. With Rodinal and good exposure technique, the resulting negatives have that wide tonal range of medium-format, If you want a little grain for texture, use 1:25...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-15-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 5,645
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Brian, Sounds like a good modification, as the...

Brian,

Sounds like a good modification, as the Sonnar is a nice portrait lens. Hope you are feeling better soon.

I hope the Nokton 50/1.1 is that easy to modify...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-15-2010
Replies: 95
Views: 12,394
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
With the current status of my employment, I would...

With the current status of my employment, I would not be opposed to a mailbox full of Nokton's to modify especially if they were accompanied by a donation. ;):angel:
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-15-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 13,806
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
I ultimately needed a 1.3mm shim to get the...

I ultimately needed a 1.3mm shim to get the Nokton to focus past coupling, there is actually a bit of slack in the focus ring, not enough to ever detect in practical use, but it is there if you...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-15-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 13,806
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Well... I do not think that anyone knows what to...

Well... I do not think that anyone knows what to expect as this is the only super-fast 50mm that will focus to 0.7m that I know of. Unless someone has shimmed out a Noctilux, Canon 50/0.95, or Nikkor...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-15-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 13,806
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Now for some scans that represent using the...

Now for some scans that represent using the Nokton 50/1.1 in practice at less than a meter...

http://plynnmiller.com/nokton5011_07/2010_08_005_001_900.jpg
Leica M5 | Voigtländer Nokton 50mm f1.1 |...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-15-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 13,806
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Results are in... But first here are the...

Results are in...

But first here are the technical details -

Leica M5
Nokton 50mm f1.5
Efke KB25
Rodinal 1:25
Epson V500 scanner
Forum: Nikon RF 08-13-2010
Replies: 100
Views: 25,037
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Jon, Is your 5cm f1.1... an internal or external...

Jon,

Is your 5cm f1.1... an internal or external mount?
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-13-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 13,806
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
The first phase of modifying the Nokton 50/1.1 to...

The first phase of modifying the Nokton 50/1.1 to close focus to 0.7m has begun... setting up the lens to test performance at 1m and closer.

Today I picked up a set of spacers made for me by a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-12-2010
Replies: 281
Views: 30,356
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Black M5 Serial Number 1350964 P. Lynn...

Black M5
Serial Number 1350964
P. Lynn Miller
Sydney, Australia

http://plynnmiller.com/nokton5015_07/nokton5015_07_101.jpg

Well-used with a recently non-functioning meter in desperate need of a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-11-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 3,064
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
I know the feeling! :)

I know the feeling! :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-11-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,440
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
I am glad that I am not the only one buried in an...

I am glad that I am not the only one buried in an avalanche of film cartridges and sheets of negatives. I try to stay fairly current with developing, but I have negatives that I have not looked at...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-11-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 3,064
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
The Nokton 35/1.2 must be perfect for the RD-1 as...

The Nokton 35/1.2 must be perfect for the RD-1 as a portrait and general use super-fast lens.

Keep tripping the shutter...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-11-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 3,064
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Joe, Your consistency with the RD-1's has gotten...

Joe,

Your consistency with the RD-1's has gotten my attention as I know that you are pretty unattached to equipment and only really keep what works for you. I just have trouble getting my head...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-11-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 3,064
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Joe, Do you have a particular piece of gear in...

Joe,

Do you have a particular piece of gear in mind? Interested to know which flavour you drank!
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-11-2010
Replies: 95
Views: 12,394
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Keith, I have asked this question myself,...

Keith,

I have asked this question myself, because it seems that Cosina could have used this as marketing point. I think there are 2 reasons...

1. The Nokton 50/1.5 was released very early in the...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-11-2010
Replies: 95
Views: 12,394
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Brian, Not sure about the involuntary laugh, but...

Brian,

Not sure about the involuntary laugh, but when you consider that this modification requires putting a big file into a small lens and then filing like a madman... I have to be abit...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-11-2010
Replies: 102
Views: 8,200
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Well worded. Thanks for taking time to put your...

Well worded. Thanks for taking time to put your thoughts to pen and paper.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-11-2010
Replies: 95
Views: 12,394
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Thanks! I have reached my goal with the Nokton...

Thanks!

I have reached my goal with the Nokton 50/1.5, I have a fast 50mm lens that can focus continuously from infinity to 0.7m, no rings, no shims, opertates just like the Summilux 50 ASPH.

As...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-11-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 13,806
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Taking The Nokton 50/1.1 Down To 0.7m...

Since I have successfully modified my Nokton 50/1.5 to focus down to 0.7m instead of the factory limited 0.9m, my next project is to modify my Nokton 50/1.1 to focus to 0.7m.

First things, first......
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-11-2010
Replies: 95
Views: 12,394
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Brian, No photos... I got stuck into it and...

Brian,

No photos... I got stuck into it and forgot. The construction of the Nokton is odd compared to any lens I worked on before.

The modification requires complete disassembly of the focus...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-11-2010
Replies: 95
Views: 12,394
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Notice anything strange about this...

Notice anything strange about this photo...

http://plynnmiller.com/nokton5015_07/nokton5015_07_101.jpg

No shims... but racked out to 0.7m! The Nokton 50/1.5 has been modified internally to allow it...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-10-2010
Replies: 56
Views: 2,983
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Incomprehensible!!!

Incomprehensible!!!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-10-2010
Replies: 56
Views: 2,983
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
I have a fairly serious stash of good glass at...

I have a fairly serious stash of good glass at the moment that needs thinning out. Unfortunately, my collection includes lot of hard-to-find and sought-after Voigtländer lenses which will be...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-10-2010
Replies: 95
Views: 12,394
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Here are a few candid portraits with the Nokton...

Here are a few candid portraits with the Nokton 50/1.5... focused to 0.7m and wide-open. Remember these negatives were taken while I was still using the CD plastic...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-10-2010
Replies: 95
Views: 12,394
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
I hope that they choose to make it a real f1.4...

I hope that they choose to make it a real f1.4 lens as well. A close focusing M-mount version of the Nokton 50/1.5 would be very nice. The only off-shelf close-focusing 50/1.4 is the Summilux, which...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-10-2010
Replies: 95
Views: 12,394
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Patrick, Been speaking the Brian and I am going...

Patrick,

Been speaking the Brian and I am going to make a rudimentary C-shaped shim for him to test with his M8 for 'parallelness' and etc. If you want to test one as well, send me a PM with the...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-10-2010
Replies: 95
Views: 12,394
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Patrick, Sorry I did not address your idea yet,...

Patrick,

Sorry I did not address your idea yet, got busy with scans, photos and etc.

An elongated C-shaped shim should work, although that thread interface between an LTM lens and adapter is pretty...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-10-2010
Replies: 95
Views: 12,394
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
First things first... let's give credit where...

First things first... let's give credit where credit is due... while I was banging on about getting a Nokton to focus down to 0.7m... it was Brian's idea to make a simple shim to allow an LTM lens to...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-10-2010
Replies: 95
Views: 12,394
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
For only $3400 it is hardly worth the bother......

For only $3400 it is hardly worth the bother... :bang:
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-09-2010
Replies: 95
Views: 12,394
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Here as some 'test' scans as promised. Here are...

Here as some 'test' scans as promised.

Here are the technical details -

Leica M5
Nokton 50mm f1.5
Efke KB100
Rodinal 1:25
Epson V500 scanner
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-09-2010
Replies: 95
Views: 12,394
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
I never knew that the Nokton 50/1.5 was so...

I never knew that the Nokton 50/1.5 was so freakin' sharp! The negatives are scorching at f1.5 and 0.7m! Wow! I can only hope that my mediocre flatbed scanner will be able to the lens some justice....
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-09-2010
Replies: 95
Views: 12,394
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
The thickness of the shim needed to take the...

The thickness of the shim needed to take the Nokton 50/1.5 to 0.7m is 1.1mm. I am having one made today by a machinist friend.

Having a Nokton 50/1.5 that will focus to 0.7m will make for a very...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-09-2010
Replies: 95
Views: 12,394
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
I just pulled the negatives from the tank and the...

I just pulled the negatives from the tank and the results look promising. I will try to get some scans posted later today.

For the Nokton 50/1.5, making it a dual-range lens is very simple. Machine...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-09-2010
Replies: 95
Views: 12,394
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Brian, I have disassembled the back of the...

Brian,

I have disassembled the back of the Nokton 50/1.5 and there is a milled stop at 0.9m to prevent the lens from focusing closer. After I determine whether the lens will perform at 0.7m, I will...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-09-2010
Replies: 95
Views: 12,394
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Brian, OK... Mad Scientist it is! A DVD disc...

Brian,

OK... Mad Scientist it is!

A DVD disc shim should be close to being the same thickness to keep the lens parallel for preliminary testing. It would be easy enough to spin off a spacer/shim of...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-09-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 5,330
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
OK... I am going to start a new thread about...

OK... I am going to start a new thread about modifying the Nokton 50/1.5 to focus down to 0.7m over in "Doctor Sweeney's" department... Focusing The Nokton 50/1.5 Down To 0.7m...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-09-2010
Replies: 95
Views: 12,394
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Focusing The Nokton 50/1.5 Down To 0.7m

I started a discussion about rangefinder 50/1.4 lenses that can focus down to 0.7 metres - Close Focusing 50/1.4 RF Lenses (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=93468) -...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-09-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 5,330
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Just cruised over to the thread about the LTM...

Just cruised over to the thread about the LTM Nikkor 50/1.4 and seen the scans that Krosya and naruto posted. I am thinking that I will keep an eye out for one.

One time when I wish I had an M8 or...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-09-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 5,330
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Brian, You are a genius. I was looking at the...

Brian,

You are a genius. I was looking at the Nokton 50/1.5 setting on my desk today thinking, if that focused to 0.7m, it would probably be good enough for me.

Just checked... a 3mm, maybe 3.5mm...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-09-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 5,330
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Thanks to everyone for all the advise and...

Thanks to everyone for all the advise and discussion.

What is the going price of a Summilux 50 ASPH... a Summilux 50 pre-ASPH E46?

Both lenses I am sure will more than suffice for anything I do, so...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-09-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,396
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Sorry to hear about that Keith... you are not...

Sorry to hear about that Keith... you are not alone in making that mistake. Shoot digital next time... then you can accidentally delete the files!
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-08-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 5,330
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Mike, I agree with you and Roland regarding the...

Mike,

I agree with you and Roland regarding the economics and versatility of an SLR.

I am not really keen on working with adapters or modifications, I just want to get on with taking photos. So I...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-08-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 5,330
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Phil, In that statement of being wiling to give...

Phil,

In that statement of being wiling to give up a stop... I was referring to a stop slower than the Noctilux or Nokton 50/1.1. And I agree, the 50 Summicron DR would be at the top of my list if I...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-08-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 5,330
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Roland, Thanks... I do like my Nikkor's, so I...

Roland,

Thanks... I do like my Nikkor's, so I may hunt down a late LTM 50/1.4 and modify it.

I agree that this feels like an exercise in futility... since I can toss an F with a 50/1.4 or 1.2 over...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-08-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 5,330
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Thanks for all the advise from everyone! Here is...

Thanks for all the advise from everyone!

Here is what is already settled...

The Summilux 50 ASPH focuses to 0.7m with exceptional performance.

The Summilux 50 pre-ASPH E46 focuses to 0.7m with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-08-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 11,297
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
I have posted a huge amount on this subject,...

I have posted a huge amount on this subject, especially in this discussion, start reading the thread Rodinal 1:100 around the middle of page 2...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-08-2010
Replies: 437
Views: 228,530
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
I share the same sentiment, although for the...

I share the same sentiment, although for the price of the Noctilux f0.95, it should focus down to 0.7 m. I wish Cosina would have spent the time and money to make the Nokton 50/1.1 focus to 0.7m,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-08-2010
Replies: 437
Views: 228,530
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Interesting... I have been very impressed by the...

Interesting...

I have been very impressed by the neutrality of the Nokton 50/1.1 and the Nokton 50/1.5 is a gem of a lens. I have and use both. The only thing I do not like about either lens, is the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-08-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 5,330
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Thanks, but f2.0 will not cut it. I am only...

Thanks, but f2.0 will not cut it. I am only willing to give 1-stop for closer focusing.

Ljós... I knew that the f2.0 LTM Nikkor could be modified, but not the f1.4. Thanks for the suggestion. I will...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-08-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 5,330
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Thanks! I already shoot the Nokton 50/1.1, so I...

Thanks!

I already shoot the Nokton 50/1.1, so I have a very fast 50 that focuses down to a metre or so. I am looking specifically for a 50 that will focus down to 0.7 and have an aperture of 1.4 or...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-07-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 5,330
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Thanks for clarifying the differences between the...

Thanks for clarifying the differences between the pre-ASPH.

Would consider a Summilux pre-ASPH 50, since the current Summilux is nearly unaffordable for me at this point and time. How does the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-07-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 5,330
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Close Focusing 50/1.4 RF Lenses

By accident or intent, I have come to the conclusion that I am 50mm shooter. During a recent inventory I stopped counting at 15.

While I have been using the Nokton 50/.1.1 of late, I have also...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-07-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,273
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Bacon!!! :eek::D The other annoying thing with...

Bacon!!! :eek::D

The other annoying thing with all rangefinders is when the rangefinder window gets splattered with rain and you lose the ability to focus. It seems that low light, night and rain...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-07-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,293
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Beautiful photographs. Enjoyed the book and your...

Beautiful photographs. Enjoyed the book and your web-site.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-07-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,273
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
While that is a clever idea, that is like putting...

While that is a clever idea, that is like putting a beacon on the top of your camera. Stealth and invisibility are a very important part of successful night or low photography.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-07-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 11,297
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Stand-development is a very temperamental method...

Stand-development is a very temperamental method of developing, it will work for one person and not the next even though both persons are using supposed identical methods. I have developed hundreds...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-07-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,273
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
I have been intending to make a small LED...

I have been intending to make a small LED illuminator for my M5 that is patterned after the Nikon SP illuminator for a long time now. It would use a low-level red LED to illuminute both the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2010
Replies: 193
Views: 19,392
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Night is my favourite time to...

Night is my favourite time to...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-07-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,801
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Joe, I know the feeling... after avoiding the ...

Joe,

I know the feeling... after avoiding the 50/1.1 for so long... it has been welded to the M5 for the past week and the only lens I am using. The one really endearing quality of the Nokton...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-06-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 11,297
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Thomas, Uneven development can be a problem with...

Thomas,

Uneven development can be a problem with 120, I solved it by using a 1520 tank, suspend the single reel in the middle of the tank(I used a tank clip), fill the tank completely full, no air....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-05-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,219
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
The shutter curtain fix got me through the night...

The shutter curtain fix got me through the night and looks like a solid repair that will hold up for a long time.

I am not too worried about opening up the M5, it is more of a time issue. I have a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-04-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,219
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
My First DIY Leica Repair...

This must be the week of Leica break-downs...

Yesterday... the meter in M5 just quits, one exposure it is fine, next exposure it is gone... deader than yesterday's stockmarket report. OK, I can live...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-04-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 5,268
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
I post quite a few scans from B&W negative to...

I post quite a few scans from B&W negative to this post -

The Voigtländer Nokton 50mm f1.1 Revisited (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=93295)

I will continue to post scans to...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-04-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 14,946
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Thanks! I have no experience with either of the...

Thanks! I have no experience with either of the lenses that you mention. And this small 'glitch' is not a deal breaker for me. And I never noticed the terrible 'bokeh' until it was mentioned.

I...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-04-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 14,946
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
My method of post-processing could have...

My method of post-processing could have contributed to the effect. I simply burned down the high-lights, something could be easily done in the darkroom. This seems to have tamed it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-04-2010
Replies: 76
Views: 6,925
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
I thought this discussion was started by a Leica...

I thought this discussion was started by a Leica owner not a Holga user. I know that you could buy a pallet of AK's for the cost of a M40A5, but how many cheap and reliable P&S's can you buy for the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-04-2010
Replies: 76
Views: 6,925
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Much rather an AK than a M40A5... a lethal...

Much rather an AK than a M40A5... a lethal combination of reliability and quality.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-04-2010
Replies: 76
Views: 6,925
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
I would not consider a Kalashnikov reliable...

I would not consider a Kalashnikov reliable whatsoever even though it may always send a round down-range every time the trigger is pulled. Accuracy is a major component of reliability in any...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-04-2010
Replies: 60
Views: 4,410
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Thanks for the picking one of my photographs,...

Thanks for the picking one of my photographs, israel_alanis. So much talent here.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-04-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 14,946
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Could have not said it better myself... I did...

Could have not said it better myself...



I did look at the Hexanon 50/1.2, but I wanted more speed. I already own/owned several 50/1.2 lens. In practice the 50/1.1 is a full stop faster than the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-04-2010
Replies: 76
Views: 6,925
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
I also like the clean finder of the M5, but I am...

I also like the clean finder of the M5, but I am thinking seriously about acquiring a Summilux 75 and I do not want to use an external finder. So I am considering a frame-line upgrade when my M5 goes...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-04-2010
Replies: 76
Views: 6,925
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Gabor, I have the same feeling. Even though my...

Gabor,

I have the same feeling. Even though my M5 is built like a tank, it feels fragile and vulnerable, for some reason. This does not prevent me from using and abusing it in all manner of ways...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-03-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 14,946
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
I am hard to follow sometimes. :angel: While I...

I am hard to follow sometimes. :angel:

While I use a 35mm lens for a lot of my photography, I prefer a 50mm since I shoot a lot of portrait style candids. The Nokton 50/1.5 is a great little lens,...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-03-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 14,946
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Keith, Sorry about that. I am not sure what the...

Keith,

Sorry about that. I am not sure what the problem is. Unless your server has black-listed my site for some reason. I did have someone hack into my site about 3 months ago and install some...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-03-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 14,946
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
The Voigtländer Nokton 50mm f1.1 Revisited

The announcement of the Voigtländer Nokton 50mm f1.1 was one the most exciting moments in my photographic memory. I had been actively pursuing a Noctilux for almost 2 years, and while I had finally...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-03-2010
Replies: 76
Views: 6,925
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
I know the feeling... just when I get the funds...

I know the feeling... just when I get the funds saved up to splurge on a Nikon RF, my meter on my M5 decides to give up the ghost. I knew it was coming, the M5 is way over due a CLA, so I guess it is...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-03-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 3,262
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Hmmm... I do not know... I am in the middle of...

Hmmm... I do not know... I am in the middle of publishing a new post where I am going to recant on my hard-line position on the Nokton 50/1.1. It is not magical... but very, very capable.

Joe, I do...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-03-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 3,262
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Not that I know of... but I have both. The 35/1.2...

Not that I know of... but I have both. The 35/1.2 is only reason that I do not switch to Nikon RF and keep a Leica... but I have warmed to the 50/1.1 of late as well. Now if only we could get the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-03-2010
Replies: 69
Views: 11,346
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
I like extremes... This time taking Efke 25 and...

I like extremes...

This time taking Efke 25 and pulling it one stop, rated at ASA 12, developing in Rodinal 1:100 with plenty of agitation.

Even rated at ASA 12, I was over-exposing by a stop and...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-03-2010
Replies: 56
Views: 5,776
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
I have the CV Heliar 50/3.5 and find it too...

I have the CV Heliar 50/3.5 and find it too fiddley. Joe... you are correct... the 50/3.5 with a filter and shade is bigger collapsed than the 50/2.5. And to be honest in practice, the 50/2.5...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-01-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 3,337
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
So good reason to buy another M5!

So good reason to buy another M5!
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-01-2010
Replies: 49
Views: 2,881
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
a darkroom... a harem of models... and a wealthy...

a darkroom...
a harem of models...
and a wealthy patroness...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-31-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 3,337
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Marty, Thanks! I have used a Summicron 90 APO...

Marty,

Thanks!

I have used a Summicron 90 APO and found it great on the M5. How much bigger is the Summilux 75 than the Summicron 90? A photo of the two along with the Summicron 75 would be great....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-31-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 3,337
Posted By P. Lynn Miller
Being able to focus to 0.75m with the Summilux 75...

Being able to focus to 0.75m with the Summilux 75 would make it a very nice, working lens. One of my pet peeves with some many rangefinder lenses is that the minimum focusing distance is around 1m. I...
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